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Residents and politicians want changes at Stickle Road and Highway 97, where there have been four or five fatal motor vehicle accidents since 2001.

Ministry comes under fire move forward. It appears like someone in that office has gone backwards.” The biggest challenge for motorists is left-turns from Stickle Road on to the highway. There have been about four or five fatalities there since 2001. According to ICBC statistics, between 2007 and 2012, there had been 89 crashes at that intersection. “I hope no one dies while they restudy the intersection,” said Fleming, who is frustrated that the ministry has not initiated a plan despite significant concerns being raised by the community for many years. Resident George Zimmerman collected 1,363 names on a petition in 2006 asking for improvements at the intersection. Among the proposed upgrades the ministry has apparently considered is a

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The Ministry of Transportation is being accused of dragging its feet over a dangerous intersection. The Electoral Area Advisory Committee was told Thursday that instead of action moving ahead, another study is being launched by the ministry for Stickle Road at Highway 97, along Bob Fleming the Swan Lake corridor. “I was shown four options being considered and I thought they would do something,” said Bob Fleming, BX-Swan Lake director. “Now it doesn’t look like they may

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Some North Okanagan politicians are increasingly frustrated that community interests are taking a backseat to Ministry of Forests priorities. The Electoral Area Advisory Committee wants the Ministry of Forests to enhance public consultation over issuing new harvesting licenses. “We’re not saying, don’t cut trees. We’re saying don’t do it so it causes bad things to community watersheds,” said Jackie Pearase, rural Enderby director. Many of the concerns arose after B.C. Timber Sales, a government agency, initiated a process to possibly allow 209 hectares in the North Fork Eugene Foisy area of Cherryville to be sold off for timber harvesting. If the process proceeds, the 209 hectares could include eight new cutblocks, as well as a 6.5-kilometre road to allow for harvesting. “It would be a disaster to our watershed,” said Eugene Foisy, Cherryville director. The Cherry Ridge Management Committee had hoped it could expand operations into that area so harvesting could occur in a sustainable manner while protecting the watershed. If a license is issued to private interests, then that opportunity disappears. Pearase is upset with how B.C. Timber Sales consults with communities and elected officials. “Sending us a letter saying, ‘Give us comment in a week,’ isn’t sufficient,” she said. Beyond Cherryville, there is a concern about two new woodlots possibly being established at the headwaters of Ashton Creek, east of Enderby. “We had logging there before and there were results to our community watershed,” said Pearase, who is concerned that harvesting could worsen the possibility of flooding along Ashton Creek. “Often it’s not even the logging (that causes problems), it’s the roads they make.” Pearase believes generating money through harvest licenses appears to be the primary focus of the Ministry of Forests. “The community has done the right thing (with sustainable practises) and the ministry doesn’t give a damn about local wants and concerns,” she said. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Forests explained the BCTS process. “Prior to putting timber up for auction, BCTS conducts extensive review of each project with a particular focus on limiting potential environmental impacts,” it stated.

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continue to seek a longterm agreement that’s fair for teachers, affordable for taxpayers, and that puts the interests of students first.” O’Dell insists teachers are not pleased with the proposed contract coming from the employer. “It (strike vote) sends a strong message to government to bring resources to the table,” she said. “We are looking for a fair deal for teachers and better support for students.” Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA, wouldn’t speculate on a possible backto-work order if teachers launch a full-scale strike. ‘There’s probably been discussions (in the ministry) about bestcase and worst-case scenarios,” he said. The situation is being watched closely by the local school districts. “The desire of the school district is for stability in the system for students, parents, teachers and the school district,” said Glenn Borthistle, North O k a n a g a n - S hu s w ap superintendent. “Our hope remains that an agreement will be reached at the provincial bargaining table that will resolve this situation and we encourage all sides to stay focused on reaching agreement regarding the issues that are on the table.”

Tower project on track Morning Star Staff

The top two floors of Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Polson tower are a step closer to completion following the selection of the design builder. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, with Parkin Architects, has been selected as the preferred design builder. The contract is for the final design and construction of two 30-bed inpatient units in the shelled-in space on the sixth and seventh floors of the tower. Construction is expected to start once initial planning meetings have occurred, and the work should be completed by the fall of 2015. Of the 60 beds planned for the units, 14 will be new and the remaining 46 will be relocated from elsewhere in the hospital. The project cost of $29.6 million is being shared between the provincial government, the North Okanagan-Columbia-Shuswap Regional Hospital District and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The majority of the 60 beds will be in private rooms complete with their own washrooms.


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Vernon couple who has spent the last four years rescuing exotic animals is hoping to find some loving homes for the unique creatures. Mitch Neufeld, 22, and Ren Hunt, 21, currently have a full house. There’s 10 snakes, 17 rabbits, five chinchillas, three parrots, two turtles, one tortoise, a piranha, an iguana, one water dragon, five guinea pigs, 14 rats, a family of ferrets and 11 ducks. The array of animals have come to the Vernon Exotic and Small Animal Rescue home in various forms. Many come from owners who at first are thrilled at the novelty of owning an exotic pet, only to discover they cannot keep up with the care needs or lose interest in them. “They go into a pet store, spend all this money on these cages and then get tired of it,” said Neufeld, noting that people with parrots have them for an average of five years before losing interest in the birds, who can outlive humans. Other cases, such as Dunkan the quaker parrot, are a different story. “He came in from a crack house,” said Neufeld of the bird that was so malnourished that he cracked the top off his beak after flying into a wall and has cost the couple $1,100 in vet bills to date. Although many people think of their pets as children, Neufeld says there aren’t the same protections for animals as there are for children. “Our animal laws in B.C. are terrible, just because they’re smoking crack doesn’t mean we can take the animals away.” While Dunkan is one of the more extreme cases, animals find reprieve through the Vernon couple from varying circumstances.

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Mitchell Neufeld and Ren Hunt have been operating an exotic animal rescue centre in Vernon for four years where they care for and adopt out creatures like Dexter the dumeril boa, Macaw and Kiwi the chinchilla. Another parrot, Jadie Baby, was found in a park. A gorgeous Macaw was taken in from Sicamous as his mother was dying. One of the ferrets was found by Walmart in September and is one of several whom the couple are treating for tumours. “It’s just so sad to see, it’s heartbreaking,” said Hunt as she visits with each of the little critters. Then there’s Flash Gordon, a sulcata tortoise. “We got him from a guy who

had him in a cardboard box,” said Hunt. “He was eating his own poop because he was so hungry.” The Vernon couple have also housed several red-eared slider turtles. “People get them when they’re toonie sized,” said Neufeld of the turtles that generally outgrow and outlive their owners. Many people end up setting the turtles free in local lakes and ponds, but Mitchell advises against that. “They eat everything, they eat

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wild creatures, except for the dumeril boa. “In the wild they’re basically extinct,” he explains of the boa. But whether it’s a short-tailed borneo, which Neufeld says are terrible pets, or any other breed of snake, he advises against owning them. “You shouldn’t own them as pets, they should be in the wild.” While Neufeld and Hunt don’t support anyone buying exotic animals for pets, they have offered their love and support to those who have no where to go. “We’re basically at our limit but we’ll always find room for that needed case,” said Neufeld. The couple, who each work two jobs (Hunt is also a student), are finding it harder to afford the care and are running out of space therefore are hoping for some community help. There is no funding for their work, therefore every $75 vet examination fee is paid out of their pocket, along with $900 quarterly Hydro bills and food. Anyone interested in adopting an animal or making a donation (whether monetary or supplies such as food, towels, glass and wood or old cabinets to build enclosures, or assistance with the animals or building enclosures) can email vesa.rescue@gmail. com or visit vesarescue.weebly. com

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Mayor defends annex process occur. Morning Star Staff “I don’t see any A high-ranking offi- immediate changes. cial doubts Vernon’s Our policies are very approach to annexing respectful of the issues rural propbrought forerties will ward in the change. study,” he said. T h e Sawatzky Regional points out District that individof North ual property Okanagan owners in the board has electoral areas Rob Sawatzky received the apply for findings of the an n e x at i on , electoral area annexa- usually to receive a sertion impact study. The vice like sewer, and the document suggests that final decision is made the annexing of individ- by the provincial govual lots into municipali- ernment. ties could be avoided “We have no active through joint planning, policy for annexation,” protocols and munici- he said, adding that in palities possibly extend- terms of planning, the ing sewer beyond their city is a strong supboundaries. porter of the regional However, Vernon growth strategy. Mayor Rob Sawatzky As for providing isn’t convinced that will sewer beyond the city’s RICHARD ROLKE

boundary, Sawatzky says the reasons not to do so include the city not having any say over development, difficulties ensuring utility bills are paid and trying to get the other jurisdiction to pay for capital upgrades. However, BX-Silver Star director Mike Macnabb is hopeful the study’s findings will lead to North Okanagan municipalities working with electoral areas more closely on annexations. “We’re not just a land holding base for their pleasure. People live there and there are services to fund,” he said. The study suggests the loss of properties can undermine an electoral area’s tax base and make it difficult to pay for services.

“The BX-Swan Lake fire service is potentially vulnerable to the change in assessment base due to annexation,” said consultant Dan Huang. There has been some suggestion over the years that the Swan Lake commercial corridor be annexed into Vernon but 32 per cent of the BX-Swan Lake fire service’s tax requisition comes from there. Vernon director Juliette Cunningham admits there is a need for development closer to the city centre instead of sprawl. “Density is the way we need to go but the challenge we’ve had with annexation requests is they are often because septic systems have failed,” she said. Macnabb believes

Minor changes for water rates RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

There have been some slight adjustments to Greater Vernon water rates. While adopting the 2014 fee structure, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee directors voted Thursday to not increase the consumption rate for customers using between zero and 10 cubic metres. The tier for 10 to 20 cubic metres has also been reduced. “This will help the lower volume user a little bit,” said director Bob Spiers. “It’s not much, about $4 an account.” The fee schedule had originally called for the consumption fee for zero to $10 cubic metres to be 60 cents per cubic metre per quarter. It will now remain at 50 cents. For the tier covering from 10 to 20 cubic metres, it will be $1.05 instead of $1.10.

Spiers was supported by director Gyula Kiss. “Someone not using a drop of water but paying $400 is getting nothing for it,” he said. Opposition came from director Mike Macnabb. “We need to send a clear message that water costs money. We have infrastructure that costs money,” he said. Macnabb also pointed out that the fee structure is based on usage. “It could be a wet summer or any other thing could happen (to impact usage),” he said. “We always want to be cautious and have more in the kitty than less.” The annual base fee for agricultural customers will jump seven per cent or $65.54. The annual base fee for domestic users will go up 24 per cent or $99.82 while for non-domestic/ mixed use (commercial, industrial, institutional), base fee increase is 24 per cent.

municipalities lose financially when their boundary expands. “The city never fully recovers the cost of residential annexation because of roads and other services that have to be provided,” he said.

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Dislocation of Labour

Elizabeth May O.C. MP Leader: Green Party of Canada

It used to be that a healthy economy included jobs in communities across the country. That has changed. Just as ownership of resource commodities is globalized, with multinationals from around the world wanting to ship bitumen raw from the oil sands, so too labour has become a global commodity. When the oil sands of northern Alberta need labour, the unemployed of other regions migrate or commute by jet to work several weeks on/several weeks off. The workers have money in their pocket, but the communities to which they return are hollowing out. It skews local economies. Jobs are also shipped off-shore. CEOs are encouraged to abandon Canadian workers in preference for labour abroad. They receive multi-million dollar bonuses for handing pink slips to Canadians. The Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program imports cheap labour. These foreign workers are entirely beholden to the one employer who brings them to Canada. They cannot complain of unsafe conditions or other abuse without fear of being sent home. The program is inherently exploitative. The TFW program has more than tripled in eight years. By December 2012, there were over 338,000 temporary foreign workers in Canada. The whole scheme is looking a lot less ‘temporary.’ With no loyalty to Canadian workers, they are stateless; pressured by global corporations and down-sizing. Employment is precarious. Two of my constituents have bucked the trend by committing themselves to local labour. Both will tell you they are making a profit, while doing good for the community. Youth unemployment in Canada is at 14%. What if we improved training for Canadian youth and paid them to take those jobs? What if we treated ‘labour’ not as a commodity but as ‘people’? More from Elizabeth May at www.greenparty.ca.

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Local resident steps into national spotlight Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff

As the family photographer at Wal-Mart, Griffon Burton is used to putting the spotlight on others. He’s a natural at making stubborn kids crack a smile, and now his outgoing personality has earned him a spot in bright lights. He may not be a Hollywood star just yet, but the 21-year-old has made it to the final four to become co-host for a day on Entertainment Tonight Canada. “It’s crazy,” said Burton, recently returned from competitions in Toronto. “It’s very surreal being from a small town.” Burton is hoping even more people will notice him and help him advance in the competition through online votes. The top three will be determined from votes at guestcohost.etcanada. com/voting/, which ends Monday. “Put in your vote for whoever you like, hopefully me,” said Burton, who is competing against two Ontario residents and one from Vancouver. The top three will be announced on ET Canada Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Global. The online voting from Wednesday to March 17 will determine the top two, which will be announced March 19. Then the finalist will be determined, again through online voting between March 19 and 24, and will act as guest co-host March 26.

Burton would love the opportunity to share all he’s learned through the experience on one of his favourite shows. “I’m all into reality, I love celebrity gossip,” said Burton, also a huge fan of Big Brother, which he auditioned for in Vancouver in 2012 and was featured on the front page of the Vancouver Metro standing next to star Hayden Moss. In fact, ever since he graduated from high school, Burton has had big dreams. “I told myself, I’m going to be somebody and put myself out there and hope somebody notices,” said the Clarence Fulton grad. “And it did, it worked.” But regardless if he wins or loses, Burton is just thrilled with the experience he’s gained so far. He was in Toronto last week, mentoring under Roz Weston, senior entertainment reporter. “He just loves my mustache,” laughs Burton. While in Toronto, Burton also completed his first competition. “We had to interview a mystery guest,” he said, adding that you can catch the interview Monday on ET Canada. The entire opportunity started after he heard about the contest and put together a video, well actually two as the first one had some glitches, and sent it off amongst hundreds of others in hopes of being noticed. “And it did, it worked.”

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Hunting death deemed accidental off position.” The coroner stated that De Montezuma had a single gunshot wound to the left side of his lower chest and determined the death was accidental. He ruled out homicide and suicide and said the man had no other health issues. The coroner did not make any recommendations after his investigation. A resident of Carr’s Landing who was married with one child at the time of the accident, De Montezuma’s body was found just 600 metres from where he had parked his truck, well hidden and dressed in camouflage, in an area east of Lake Country that had been searched several times by rescuers De Montezuma’s family was at the scene when

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A coroner’s investigation into the death of a man who died while hunting near Lake Country in 2012 has confirmed the initial findings that the death was accidental. Coroner Andrew Cave has released the findings of his investigation into the death of Tracy Darren De Montezuma in October of 2012, ruling that the hunter died when the rifle he was carrying through rough terrain discharged accidentally, shooting himself in the chest. In his report the coroner states the 52-year-old De Montezuma was traversing over some fallen trees in the early evening hours of Sept. 29, 2012, when the 270-calibre bolt

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action Winchester rifle accidentally discharged as he was either crawling or high-stepping, to get over two fallen trees. The report states that De Montezuma was by himself, checking out an area near Wilma Lake on Sept. 29, 2012 for a planned hunt the next day when he failed to return home. He was reported missing by his family and an extensive search was conducted by search and rescue crews and family members, who found the man’s body five days later. The coroner says De Montezuma’s body was

found lying supine on the ground, near two large trees that were laying parallel to the ground, but were held above ground level by other fallen trees. “The heights of the tree trunks would have necessitated high steps or crawling to maneuver over them,” Cave stated in his report. “On the opposite side of the wind-fallen trees a 270-calibre bolt action Winchester rifle was found on the ground with the barrel pointing in the direction of Mr. De Montezuma. The safety mechanism was in the

Region takes aim at mussels sive zebra and quagga mussels. “There’s been a lot of work Local officials done in the U.S. so we are continuing to don’t need to reinvent urge senior counterthe wheel,” said director parts to join the fight Juliette Cunningham. against invasive musThe mussels, which are sels. from Europe originally The Regional and have spread across District of North North America, clog water Okanagan board intake pipes, pumps and has been told the boat motors. They also Cunningham Okanagan Basin deplete food sources for Water Board is lobbyfish and produce toxins ing the provincial and federal gov- that kill fish and birds and conernments to inspect B.C.’s borders taminate drinking water. to prevent the spread of the invaThere is also a recreational richard rolke

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ou might want to reach for that second cup of coffee this morning, after all you did lose an hour of sleep last night. It’s actually kind of an amusing phrase, losing an hour of sleep. Actually it sounds more like a nightmare......a man goes to sleep at the usual time in the usual way and closes his eyes for the usual amount of time, yet somehow, somewhere and sometime, he loses an hour of sleep....cue the Alfred Hitchcock music and we’re off to the movies. I always remember the comedian Stephen Wright, he of the dry, monotone delivery style, waxing on about that Glenn Mitchell eternal question one gets greeted with every a.m. – “Did you sleep well?” His answer: “No, I made a couple mistakes.” As if every night is like a high school exam where you will be graded on how well you did. Then again, it’s not like it isn’t important. Some people would do virtually anything for a mistake-free sleep, even for a few hours. It’s not easy to turn off the mind to get to sleep in the first place and if you happen to wake up and then can’t get back to sleep in the middle of the night – well let’s just say that’s when the mind can really get carried away with itself. Talk about mistakes. Well, anyway, it would also be a mistake if you forgot to put your clocks ahead one hour this morning, of course some clocks do it automatically for you now and sometimes it’s fun trying to figure out if your radio alarm device is one of those or not. Well, fun might not be the right word. Of course there’s likely less clocks in your life to worry about these days. Hardly anyone has a wrist watch anymore, although I’d like to see them come back, if only as style pieces, and if you happen to forget your phone they can come in handy. And sometimes it’s not convenient to

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check the time on your phone, like when you’re actually using it. However, the cell phone does change to daylight time automatically, at least I’m pretty sure it does. If mine does, which is ancient, everyone’s does. I’m not sure how it does it but there’s likely some satellite somewhere strictly dedicated to ensuring that happens, which means it works two days out of the year. Although it could be the same satellite that ensures your phone clock switches to Mountain time when you cross into Alberta, and if it is then I apologize, it’s on the job a lot. Still, there’s the clock on the microwave, the one on the stove, the one on the wall in the kitchen (which you probably don’t need anymore but it looks good and if there is ever a power outage and your phone dies and.....it will come in handy, plus there’s something about looking up to see what time it is that seems right and then there’s still a few of us who look at the hands of time and like to proclaim it’s “20 after already?”).... Actually it’s kind of funny how we view time in our everyday life. I keep the clock in the bedroom at about seven minutes fast which kind of drives my wife crazy but it helps me get to places on time. You see I know it’s fast, most of the time when I’m alert that is, but I sometimes forget and it gets me moving faster in the morning when I think I’m late or I can actually get somewhere on time in the evening if I have a “sevenminute head start,” if you will. It’s a bit silly and self-delusional I realize but it helps my tardiness problem occasionally and if it helps to think the upstairs of my house is somehow seven minutes ahead of the main floor then that’s OK in my book. Hey, cue the Hitchcock music once again. I just have to remember that ‘fact’ when I go and reset everything today or I will be in real trouble. Anyway hope you had a mistake-free sleep and if the time change is happening today can spring really be that far away?

Bureaucracy is known for moving slowly, but the pace at the Ministry of Transportation borders on ridiculous. Members of a Regional District of North Okanagan committee learned Thursday that despite an extensive planning process for upgrades to Stickle Road and Highway 97, the ministry has gone to an engineering firm for another report on the matter. “I hope no one dies while they restudy the intersection,” said director Bob Fleming. And, unfortunately, that sad scenario is possible. There have been four or five fatalities at the intersection since 2001, generally as a result of vehicles trying to turn left off of Stickle Road and on to Highway 97, where many vehicles are exceeding the posted speed limit. Resident George Zimmerman, who lives along the corridor, has seen the carnage first-hand and collected 1,363 names on a petition in 2006 demanding upgrades. In 2012, the Regional District of North Okanagan board unanimously called on the ministry to install a control light at the intersection to improve public safety. So pressure on the ministry has been escalating for years, but instead of responding positively to the wishes of the community, absolutely nothing gets done by the ministry and the risk to the travelling public continues. Yes, improvements to the intersection may be costly but what price do you put on a life? It is time for the Ministry of Transportation to step up to the plate, make a decision and do what is right.


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have just experienced a nightmare at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. I was admitted to the emergency department with agonizing abdominal pain which was diagnosed as acute diverticulitis. I was administered two IV antibiotics with Dillaudid to control the pain. I was there for two days with frequent bouts of diarrhea. I was out in isolation, it was quiet and the pain was controlled. After two days, I was transferred to a nursing floor. We went up the elevator and entered the third world of health care. They began with the request for my personal history in the hallway where I was placed against the wall under a main light with a makeshift privacy screen at the end of my original stretcher and a sheet pinned to IV poles. Quality standards for safety and patient care? There was no call bell in the hallway. There were constant alarms right next to my stretcher, which had a rail which clearly was not meant to be lowered by a patient. There was a toilet across the hall in a utility room, which I could not reach in time on more than one occasion during my stay. It was humiliating and an infection control concern to say the least. I found a mattress PARKING METERS As citizens of Vernon, we are encouraged to support our community. We are encouraged to shop locally. The Downtown Vernon Association hosts various events throughout the year in an effort to attract a crowd away from big box stores or neighborhood strip malls. The Sunshine Festival, street buskers and Christmas Light-Up - are just a few such events and incentives. While these events may facilitate community spirit, I am not sure that it is pomp and circumstance that Vernonites need, so much as something of a much more practical nature. A very simple reason people are dissuaded from shopping in downtown Vernon is parking. The recent increase in parking meter fees (from a quarter for half an hour to 50 cents for half an hour) may seem minimal, and some people may call the fees infinitesimal in comparison to major city centres. We, however, are not a major centre and I can guarantee you that parking has discouraged people from shopping or doing other business downtown. Just to put things in perspective, when parking in downtown Kelowna and Salmon

against the wall, put it at the end of the hall and lay down. At 10 p.m. the nurse told me I had to return to my stretcher for safety reasons. I asked if the mattress would fit on the stretcher and thankfully, it did. In the morning my doctor chided me for causing a fuss. I said, "Look at this, this isn't nursing." "They are doing the best they can with what they have," he answered. He told me to write a letter. Later that morning, I was told I was being discharged. No follow-up instructions. Getting washed up had never been menArm, 25 cents pays for 30 minutes of parking time. Would it not make sense to stay in line with our neighboring Okanagan-Shuswap townships? I am a person who believes in the concept of supporting the local economy, by shopping and eating locally when able. This is a matter of principle or philosophy, because it definitely doesn't do the pocketbook any favours to shop at a downtown storefront versus a nationally competitive big box store. However, when you add the fact that 25 cents only buys you 15 minutes of time, there is direct impact on everyday shopping habits. When faced with the additional stresses of finding a parking spot on a busy downtown street, and making sure you have the correct change, why not just go to a shopping centre for all of your grocery, pharmacy, banking, clothing, boutique, and eatery needs? Parking is ample and there will be no added stress during your shopping experience, no time spent wondering if you put enough money in the meter. No need to keep track of time and remember how much change you put in. The stress of wondering if you put enough

tioned. I was given a taxi voucher because I had been unable to get through to my friends on the phone they had given me. They would not allow me to use the phone at the nursing station when I asked. Humiliated, I walked to the elevator in open-back hospital pajamas, sockless in slippers and a green garbage bag with my soiled clothes. I took the elevator to the main floor and walked down the hallway past the snack bar and got into the cab. No call bell, no hygiene, no privacy or dignity, no discharge or follow-up instructions; all basic nursing standards. change in the metre most certainly puts a damper on the shopping/eating/coffee drinking/movie watching experience. I would love to take a survey to find out how many people have been detoured from shopping downtown Vernon in favour of shopping centres based on the new parking fees or aggressive/non-lenient bylaw enforcement officers. I can't help but add a side note here. I once found a white ticket under my wiper in Kelowna. I looked at it ready to groan in dismay, but found instead a warning. It said that my meter had expired, and I could have gotten a ticket , but instead just a warning to watch out next time. No such luck on these streets. Informal discussions with various people are proof enough to me that such a survey would undoubtedly make for an interesting bar graph. Sometimes keeping it simple, is the best approach, and keeping our parking meter charges to 25 cents per half an hour and practising fair and lenient ticketing, are simple ways to encourage people to spend time, and hardearned money in downtown Vernon. Dawn Dunstan

When I had left disgruntled, the nurse I had looked sad. "They're doing the best they can with what they have," is true. The point is they are not given a fraction of the resources they need to do basic care. Why? Because the managers and micro-managers have taken all of the resources away. These nurses and staff are so overwhelmed and understaffed. Employees are discouraged and stressed with the overflow of patients and minimal quality of care available due to short staffing and lack of resources. The Interior Health Authority is not being held accountable for the millions of dollars it sucks out of the Okanagan region. The patients are just a source of their income. Speak up for our nurses, our patients, our tax dollars and our families. Where are our resources for patient occupancy overflow? Why are patients being shuffled around within facilities and hospitals for an unexpected surge of patients during the yearly occurring flu season when we just added on to our VJH? And why are we, in Canada, still so shortstaffed we cannot provide quality care? C. Jenkins

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YOU AND THE LAW “BUYER BEWARE” IS ALIVE AND WELL © Janice Mucalov, LL.B. You’ve searched and searched, and finally you’ve found your dream home. The price seems reasonable. And though not new, the house has been gutted and rebuilt so you don’t have to do a thing to it. It even comes with a mortgage helper – a legal basement suite you can rent out for some extra cash. The realtor, who by agreement acts for you and the seller too, tells you he knows the seller, who is “a good guy” and “does a good job.” Still, you get a home inspection before going through with the purchase. What could go wrong?

problems. Water seeped into the basement from the crawlspace, due to problems with the foundation and an inadequate perimeter drainage system. This made the rental suite unfit to live in, so Tammi and Ron couldn’t rent it out. They also had to spend a lot of money trying to fix the water problems and other deficiencies. They sued the seller, but dropped their lawsuit against him after he died. They also sued the realtor and his firm, but the B.C. court decided they didn’t have to compensate Tammi and Ron here.

Some of the issues that led to the water-flooding problems Tammi and Ron (names could have been discovered if changed to protect their Tammi and Ron had obtained identity) found themselves in the follow-on inspection. Also, this situation. Unfortunately, the realtor didn’t know that they made a couple of key the fire damage, which led to mistakes along the way that, the house being rebuilt, had in the end, cost them over been caused by an illegal $64,000 in expenses and lost marijuana grow-op operation rental income. (as suggested by Tammi and The seller hadn’t filled in the Ron’s later investigation). And Kevin E. property disclosure statement Tammi and Ron didn’t prove Cherkowski to go with the purchase that it was the duty of an agent contract. Instead, he’d struck to make inquiries into that, if a line through all its questions before signing he had no reason to suspect it. it. The realtor had added a notation “vendor There were also some “latent” defects the did not live in house” in explanation. He also seller didn’t tell Tammi and Ron about, downplayed this lack of seller disclosure – meaning even a proper inspection wouldn’t which should be a “red flag” to any buyer. have found them. But the realtor didn’t But he had recommended Tammi and Ron know about these, nor could he be expected get a property inspection report, and made to – he wasn’t a qualified building inspector. that a condition in the purchase contract. Once he recommended a proper inspection, Tammi and Ron got the inspection, plus a Tammi and Ron should have done the roof inspection. But they didn’t follow the recommended inspections. inspector’s recommendation to get a separate If you find yourself in a sticky situation with inspection of the dirt floor crawlspace, not your house purchase, you should seek legal viewed by the inspector. help promptly. Soon after moving in, they faced major Plenty.

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to the public. A public hearing will be held Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in council chambers. “The way local governments handle this issue vary greatly,” said township planner Greg Routley. “Some jurisdictions prohibit medical marijuana facilities outright. Some have them only in lands that are in the (Agricultural Land Reserve) ALR. Others stipulate only in industrial zones.” Council gave first reading in November to a zoning text amendment bylaw that would permit the facilities in the three zones, but agreed to send to internal departments and various agencies for review and comment. The proposed bylaw was sent to the ministry of transportation, Interior Health, the

regional fire protection to give authorized officer, Health Canada, personnel the right RCMP, township staff to inspect premises and the Armstrong and take enforcement Spallumcheen Fire action in accordance Department. with local bylaws. All have T h e sent back Ag r i c u l t u r a l comments. L a n d “ T h e Commission comments (ALC) has said we received if a landowner from the is lawfully v ar i ous sanctioned to agencies produce mariwere genjuana for mederally sup- Christine Fraser ical purposes, portive of the farming the bylaw,” of the plant said Routley. “There in the ALR is allowed, were some concerns and would be interexpressed with regards preted by the ALC as to the township’s abil- being consistent with ity to implement and the definition of farm ensure these opera- use under the ALC tions comply with Act. Health Canada reguCouncil voted 4-1 lations and township in favour of giving bylaws.” second reading. Only Routley recom- Coun. Christine Fraser mended the township was opposed. review its bylaws to She called for the ensure it has the power bylaw to allow produc-

tion facilities only in agricultural industrial zones. “The whole reason to put the facilities in industrial land is to tax them as an industrial business,” said Fraser. “B.C. Assessment (Authority) says we can’t do that, it’s a farm practice and would be assessed as a farm. We could end up with a facility on a piece of industrial land but not get industrial taxes from that land.” Coun. Ed Hanoski was absent from the meeting. Should council pass third reading of the proposed bylaw change, it would require approval from the ministry of transportation and infrastructure. It must also be endorsed by the minister responsible for the right to farm act.

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Enderby residents are getting a break when it comes to water. The Regional District

Gunter-Ellison water utility in 2014. “We had a meeting with users and they questioned the need to put a lot of money into reserves for a pipe put in 10 years ago,” said director Jackie Pearase. “They are saying it’s a financial burden on them.” The utility has raised rates in recent years, including an average of $25 per customer in 2013. Pearase believes it’s necessary to look at how the utility operates. “We want to tweak the costs a bit and look at the overhead,” she said. “We need to put money into reserves (for future infrastructure) but it’s a question of how much and for how long.” Pearase points out that like large utilities, such as Greater Vernon, Gunter-Ellison and other small services are being forced by the Interior Health Authority to proceed with costly projects. “They (IHA) keep raising the bar and the little guys are left asking, ‘How do we pay for it?’” she said.

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Spall buying into carbon offsets ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The Township of Spallumcheen has entered into a memorandum of understanding with a local company to purchase carbon offsets. A one-year deal has been reached with Passive Remediation Systems Inc. Carbon offsets includes things like planting trees to replace ones chopped down. The chopped trees are taken to a plant and converted into wood chips. “We will purchase offsets from Passive Remediation Systems as long as the offsets offered are accepted by the Green Communities committee and an agreement to finalize and purchase and sale agreement for the offsets is reached,” said township chief financial officer Brian Freeman-Marsh. The Green Communities committee reviews and determines if the offsets offered in the market meet the province’s requirements. The committee won’t do such work unless a provider has an MOU with local

government to purchase offsets. The final Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program report, which looks at municipalities’ carbon neutrality in 2013, had to be submitted by Friday to be eligible for a carbon tax rebate. In 2013, Spallumcheen emitted 315.8 tonnes of carbon, down from the previous year. Freeman-Marsh anticipated the township will receive about $12,000 for its rebate. Master plan The township hopes to get togethGreg Betts er with the City of Armstrong to discuss master sewer plan opportunities, similar to the deal the neighbours reached over water. Council is currently reviewing the city’s master sewer plan. “The potential is there for the township to do as much as we did with water

   

initiatives by discussing this matter,” said Spallumcheen administrator Greg Betts. “The ponds and many of the works are already in Spallumcheen. There is a need for more effluent and there’s probably a demand in the township.” Council voted unanimously to direct staff to start discussions with Armstrong staff. Bylaw complete The first two readings of a proposed noise prevention bylaw in Spallumcheen were read on June 2, 2008. Nearly six years later, the bylaw has now been adopted. It took a lot of time, research and tweaking before council was able to give final reading of the bylaw which, except for construction emergencies and some exemptions like emergency services, prohibits residents from making loud noises or causes any noise that disturbs the peace before 7 a.m. and after 10 p.m. No construction shall start before 7 a.m. or after 8 p.m. unless there’s an absolute emergency threatening life or safety.

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Investigation ongoing RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

An accident on Vernon’s Hospital Hill continues to be the focus of a police investigation. On Thursday, a 14-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle on 32nd Street at about 2:30 p.m. “She did suffer some head and ankle injuries and is still in hospital,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, Friday. According to RCMP, the teenager ran out on to 32nd Street in front of a vehicle, and while the driver attempted to avoid the girl, she was apparently struck by a side mirror. The driver of the vehicle was cooperating with the police investigation.

first- to fourth-year students who take classes at the college in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. The competitions offer Enactus students the opportunity to present the outcomes of a series of real-world educational initiatives and projects, each of which are student-led and impact members of the community. Members of the gold medal Capital One

Financial Education Challenge team were all from Kelowna and included: Karen Vandergaag, Jen Crookes, Kyle Aboott, Ivan Gonzales, and Scott Harvey. The gold medalists on the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge team included: Cassandra Lum (Penticton), Evan Dizak, Rob Larkin, Darren Gillespie and Minami Endo (all from

Kelowna). The TD Entrepreneurship Challenge team that won silver included: Nikki Wiebe and Morgan Lackhart (both from Vernon) and Kelowna students Michelle Johnson, Tom Arrowsmith, and Ben Heggie. The national Enactus exhibition takes place in Calgary at the end of April.

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The vendors were excited to show off their collections and the public was eager to experience the thrill of the hunt. Some came in search of that special item to add to their antique collection, others to get that elusive bargain. A steady flow of people circulated through the Dogwood Gym and Auditorium Feb. 21 and 22 for the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 19th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale, hoping to strike a deal. “Vendors came from all over the Interior to connect with old friends, peruse fellow vendors’ tables and sell, buy or trade with the public,” said Denise Marsh, with the museum. The “What Is It?” contest drew a lot of interest at the show as history buffs attempted to identify all six mys-

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Vendor Bruce Lloyd of Oliver shows off one of his prized finds, a Planters Peanut sign in pristine condition, at the museum’s Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale. tery items. As with all antiques, each of these pieces selected by museum registrar June Mitchell has a story to tell. The items can now be viewed at the muse-

um. As an added feature there was a silent auction of vintage dolls. “A show this size could not be put on by our museum staff alone,” said Marsh. “An

army of volunteers was needed for everything from set-up to security, admission desk, book sales, Friends of the Vernon Museum membership table, conces-

sion and clean-up. “Nor could we host such an event without all of our wonderful vendors. Thanks for bringing your smiles, stories and wares.” Marsh said a special thank-you goes out to the businesses which donated to the concession: downtown Safeway, Swan Lake Nurseryland Fruit Market & Garden Centre, COBS Bread, Bonanza Meats, Butcher Boys and Billy D’s Restaurant for the “What Is It?” contest prize. “And we can’t forget the well over 1,700 people who attended the two-day show despite the Olympics competing for their attention. “Thanks to all for making this museum fundraiser an overwhelming success.” To view more pictures of the show see www.facebook/vernonmuseum.

A haven for book lovers

ast Saturday I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My friend Jean and I decided to drop off some books at the Special Olympics Book Warehouse at the Alpine Centre on Kalamalka Road and what resulted from doing a good deed was a wonderful reward in the discovery of a treasury of books. Thousands of them, all affordable. The place itself is intimidating, with narrow aisles and row after row of books, Pat Black some climbing the walls and inhabiting every nook and cranny, a rabbit warren of tens of thousands of cheaply-priced, good quality books for sale in support of Special Olympics. There are several small adjoining rooms having specialty books, like a section for kids, a cookbook section and dictionaries as well. While it seemed confusing, it became clear after a good look that all was in order and books were easy to find. If you are a book lover you know nothing is as satisfying as having such a warehouse of books to choose from and most of them costing from 15 cents to just $2. It was a book reader’s heaven and we spent

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is in use, most of the main floor is still being repaired. Makes you wonder how this could happen to a brand-new building with all the most modern architectural conveniences built right in. Guess nobody is perfect and no doubt insurance will pick up the tab. It will be interesting to see just what and who is responsible. In the meantime the library board had appointed a writer-in-residence and I am hoping this will lead to a writers’ support group that is accessible to everyone. Hey! Coffee is in again as old research on the connection between coffee and health problems is now being refuted by newer and better designed studies. The most recent research mentioned in the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter, 2013 indicates that coffee may actually have benefits. Coffee is the number-one source of antioxidants in the U.S because of its popularity, and longterm coffee consumption is linked to a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes. Moderate coffee consumption is associated with a modest reduction in stroke risk as well, and a lower risk of prostate cancer and colon cancer was found in coffee drinkers than nondrinkers. If you have any questions or comments, call 250-542-7928 or e-mail:blackmail1@telus.net

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Funding bolsters cider operation RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

There’s a major boost for a Vernon area family wanting to diversify while preserving its agricultural heritage. BX Press has received $46,451 in federal/provincial funding to demonstrate that adding hard and blended cider to an orchard provides value-added opportunities. “This makes a huge difference to us,” said Melissa Dobernigg, who runs the East Vernon Road farm with husband Dave. The goal is to develop a niche market. “We have hundreds of bins of fruit and we can innovate more with dessert cider,” said Melissa Dobernigg. Dobernigg says a cidery fits in well with the existing orchard operation because the family can continue to supply the packinghouse with apples while turning unmarketable fruit into a new source of revenue. And there appears to be a lot of public interest. “The community has been embracing what we’re doing,” she said. The $46,451 comes from the Growing Forward program. Projects funded through the program must have the potential to lead to the commercialization or adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices. Dobernigg is pleased there is government support for enterprises such as the BX Press because capital enhancements can be extremely costly. “We’re a farm family and for us, we have to stretch the money when we are trying to try new things,” she said. The BX Press should be open in May or June.

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New programs help encourage employment Morning Star Staff

Two new programs launched to help the employment sector think outside of the box could be the ticket to get some unemployed British Columbians into the workforce, says Social Development Minister Don McRae. Research and Innovation will encourage research and Don McRae untried methods of delivering programs to discover new and better ways of helping people find work as quickly as possible. Project-Based Labour Market Training will help groups of people, for example,

those who have received layoff notices, with on- or off-the-job employment training. “For unemployed British Columbians who are looking for work or in danger of losing their jobs, these two new ventures are designed to help the employment sector come up with new ways of getting people back to work,” said McRae. “Though all elements of the Community and Employer Partnerships are open to everyone eligible, we will be focussing and fast-tracking projects that benefit people with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and youth.” The Community and Employer Partnerships were introduced in April 2012 as part of the Employment Program of B.C. To date, McRae says more than 280 jobseekers have benefited from work expe-

rience, more than $3 million has been committed to Community and Employer Partnerships and more than 70 communitybuilding projects have been funded. Community and Employer Partnerships support community projects that focus on increasing employability and sharing labour market information throughout B.C. Project Based Labour Market Training projects are developed by community organizations, employers, industry and WorkBC Employment Services Centres working together. The funds provide skills training for groups of unemployed people, delivered in a supportive environment. This training involves a range of supports, which may include counseling, vocational and learning assessments, work expe-

rience, job search skills, mentorship, referral to community resources and post-project follow-up. The budget available for Project Based Labour Market Training for 2014/15 is $2.25 million. Research and Innovation delves into research, or the development and implementation of innovative pilot projects, processes or practices that strengthen the understanding of the labour market. The budget available for Research and Innovation for 2014/15 is $1.25 million. The two other components of Community and Employer Partnerships are Job Creation Partnerships and Labour Market Partnerships. The total budget for the Community and Employer Partnerships for 2014/15 is $8 million.

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A Vernon resident is part of the decision-makers for optometrists provincially. Dr. Amanda Farley was elected as a director of the B.C. Association of Optometrists during its recent annual conference in Vancouver. Farley was raised in Abbotsford and relocated to Vernon last year. She graduated from the Amanda Farley University of Waterloo in 2010, obtaining her doctorate of optometry. She has worked on the B.C. Association of Optometrists’ campaign to educate the public on the importance of regular eye exams, and spearheaded the association’s mentorship program, providing guidance and resources to students and new graduates.

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Real estate activity in the North Okanagan slowed last month. The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board reports that there were 75 units sold overall in February, down 6.3 per cent from 80 units during the same month in 2013. Total residential sales for the month were down 8.3 per cent over last year, with 66 units sold compared to 72. “While the North Okanagan posted the most improvement in January over sales levels that were at a cyclical low at this time last year, activity slipped in February with home sales pulled back and snowy conditions deterring potential buyers, as was also reflected by most markets in the province,” said Karen Singbeil, OMREB president. While the 275 new listings taken for February in the North Okanagan were down eight per cent from the 2013 level of 299, inventory for February saw an 8.6 per cent drop to 1,863 from 2,039 last year. Sinbeil says the lagging economy and anaemic job creation from 2013 has spilled over into the first quarter of 2014 and impacted consumer demand for housing, but employment is expected to gain

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momentum during the second half of the year and spur growth in B.C. markets. “As jobs and real estate prices continue to rise in Alberta, recreation and investment property buyers could return to the Okanagan this summer and mirror the activity that has already begun on Vancouver Island,” she said. “Heading into the spring market, we are hopeful buying activity will pick up as the weather improves and consumer confidence is spurred by the continuation of low long-term interest rates.” Despite declining inventory and some sellers remaining on the sidelines, Singbeil says buyers still have adequate inventory with a good selection of properties to choose from in the OkanaganShuswap.

Original Joe’s supports kids Morning Star Staff

Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar has shown its support for children facing medical challenges. The restaurant chain, which includes a Vernon location, has presented Cops for Kids Charitable Foundation with $3,289, which was raised from the community pint program. “The Original Joe’s Community Care Fund allows our various locations in the Okanagan to contribute to

the community in a meaningful way,” said Michael Molen, Original Joe’s area manager. “Cops for Kids is an important organization that we are proud to support.” For the last four months, Original Joe’s and Okanagan Spring Brewery each donated 25 cents to Cops for Kids for every Okanagan Spring pint sold at OJ’s locations in the Okanagan. Cops for Kids is an RCMPbased organization committed to assisting children that are in

medical, physical or traumatic crisis. “We are driven by our commitment to the children in our communities,” said Gail Harrison, Cops for Kids president. “We hear stories every day about the impact of our work, but we owe a debt of gratitude to the local businesses like Original Joe’s that support us and allow us to continue moving forward and make a difference in more children’s lives.”

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IRELAND - My husband Rick and I are intrigued to hear of tombs dating back to 3,200 BC – making them 1,000 years older than Stonehenge and 400 years older than the pyramids of Giza. We drive from Dublin to the archeological landscape of Brú na Bóinne, with its three major tombs - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. At the visitor’s centre we are swept up in the intrigue of these neolithic places of ritual, called passage tombs, for their

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places where the ceiling dips. My breathe catches as we enter the dimly lit burial chamber. I look in wonder at the huge layered rock slabs with small stones wedged between to absorb the weight stress, which with another four metres of cairn stone above the roof is immense. Lindsey draws our attention to stone basins on opposite sides of the cruciform chamber where the bones of the dead were placed during ritual, and to arcane designs on the back wall. “This chamber was discovered in 1699 by the farmer who owned the land. It remained in private ownership for 200 years,” says Lindsey, “and during that time these inner walls suffered graffiti and it’s not known what was removed.” It is time to envision what eyes witnessed for thousands of years. Lindsey turns off the lights. We stand in total darkness for a few moments. She then clicks a switch. A thin shaft of pale light appears through the opening above the entrance door. I watch with bated breath as it slowly moves along the tunnel with increasing brightness. Whispered “oohs” and “aahs” escape our small gathering. In this replication of the winter solstice, the light cross-

es the chamber floor and illuminates us in a golden glow. In ancient times, and still today during the Dec. 21 solstice, the chamber remains lit for 17 minutes. This heralding of increasingly longer days was no doubt met with jubilation by these ancients for its promise of spring and crops to replenish their dwindling food supply after the long winter. About 1,000 years ago, Newgrange was abandoned, for reasons unknown. Outside again, we have time to wander on our own and examine the decorative swirls on the kerbstones, their meaning now lost. Each stone weighs from one to 10 tons, and it is believed they were brought up the Boyne River by raft-type boats, then dragged on cut logs to the site. It recently took 80 men four days to move a kerbstone this distance. It is estimated to have taken 50 to 100 years to build Newgrange which, with the neolithics’ lifespan of 30 to 35 years, meant generations. Whisked away from our captivating glimpse of long-ago human existence, we remain in awe of their engineering and astrological skills – and enveloped by an aura of mystique like a silent breath. Irene Butler is with Travel Writers’ Tales.


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Morris bags Brier final berth Morning Star Staff

Friday at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops started and ended as a day of anticipation for John Morris’ Vernon/ Kelowna foursome. The B.C. champs – Morris, Vernon’s Jim Cotter (who throws skip stones) and Rick Sawatsky, and Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith – began Friday at the Canadian men’s curling championship hoping for some help to get into the one-versus-two page playoff game, and got it. They ended the day in front of a packed, partisan crowd at the Interior Savings Centre waiting to see who they’ll face in today’s final at 4:30 p.m. (on TSN). Morris’ quartet advanced to the championship with a resounding 9-5 win over Alberta’s Kevin Koe Friday night, thanks in part to some stellar shotmaking – as he’s done throughout the week - by Cotter, playing in his fifth Brier and in his hometown. “I’ve never been in a Brier final myself, so I think we’re still just soaking it in right now,” said Cotter. “It means a lot.” The game was never in doubt for B.C., which led from the outset. Each time Koe’s rink managed to tear the momentum away from Cotter and Co., the B.C. boys were equal to the task. “It’s one of those games,” said Koe. “He made some good shots, for sure. I mean, he’s been doing that all week. It’s not really too much of a surprise.” Added Cotter: “They made a lot of great shots and were pouring it on. We were managing to make that big shot back, which you have to do. All of these are great teams and the Koe team is a phenomenal team – we know we’ve got to make all our shots to beat them.” Cotter’s rink out-curled Koe’s foursome 91 to 85 per cent, highlighted by Griffith’s 97 per cent efficiency. Cotter outdueled Koe 86 to 83 per cent in a battle of the men who throw skip stones. For the Kamloops-born Cotter, it was a special night, and not just because his play was incredible. More than 4,300 fans were in attendance for the playoff game, with the B.C. chants exploding each time Cotter made a shot. “Jimmy made a couple real good highlight-reel shots and there was just a great buzz in there tonight,” said Morris. “That’s the most packed house we’ve seen all week and Jimmy being the hometown, the

Kamloops boy, there’s just such a great vibe in there. It’s something that was pretty special to be a part of.” B.C. got its first pair in the first, with Cotter drawing in with his final stone after Koe was heavy with a draw and ended up at the back of the eight-foot. In the second, B.C. added a steal of one, with Cotter throwing a near-perfect draw, in behind cover, with his final stone. Koe attempted to follow the same path, but came up an inch shorter, rubbing Cotter’s stone on the way by to fall behind by three. Cotter’s final rock in three forced Alberta to settle for a single, as Koe faced four opposition stones on his last shot. Cotter’s incredible night continued in the fourth, with a raise double takeout that sent the crowd into a frenzy and left B.C. sitting three. After Koe threw a draw that ended up at the top of the button, Cotter made another runback, removing Koe’s stone to go ahead 6-1. Koe showed some life in the fifth, scoring a deuce to bring Alberta within three, but after removing only two of three stones on a triple takeout attempt in six, Cotter made an open draw for a pair of his own and an 8-3 lead. In seven, Koe made a double takeout with his last stone, but his shooter rolled out and he was forced to settle for a single. He managed to steal a single in eight and put the pressure on Cotter with a hit and roll to the button off a rock in the 12-foot, but Cotter drew to the button for a single and sealed the victory. Quebec’s Jean-Michel Menard’s 7-5 victory over Koe in the final round-robin draw Friday morning left Koe, Manitoba’s Jeff JOHN BURNS/CCA Stoughton and Morris tied for first place Team B.C. skip John Morris watches Tyrel Griffith, left, and Jim Cotter sweep a stone with Team at 9-2. “Got a little fortunate this morning, Alberta skip Kevin Koe looking on Friday night in the Tim Hortons Brier one versus two playoff game had some help from la belle province, our at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops. friends in la belle province. Merci beauing to face Koe later Saturday in the semi- games in defence of its gold medal in wheelcoup,” Morris said with a smile. “We’re start- final. chair curling at the Paralympics in Sochi, ing to really come together as a team here The semi winner meets Morris in today’s Russia. and it’s really great to see.” final. The North Okanagan women, who won Each of B.C., Alberta and Manitoba held Morris will be seeking his third Brier title, gold together in Vancouver four years ago, a tiebreaker over one of the others, so seed- while Cotter, Sawatsky and Griffith look for helped skip Jim Armstrong and third Dennis ing for the playoffs came down to cumula- their first, and the first for B.C. since New Thiessen of Manitoba beat Great Britain 9-6 tive distance from the button in pre-game Westminster’s Greg McAulay won in 2000. and Russia 5-4 in their opening two games draws throughout the week, in which B.C. The B.C. rink finished round-robin Saturday. and Alberta led Manitoba. play Thursday night with a 6-3 win over Canada will play a 10-country roundMenard, at 7-4, clinched the fourth and Saskatchewan’s Steve Laycock. robin with the top four teams advancing to final playoff spot. He played Stoughton n Vernon’s Sonja Gaudet and Armstrong’s the playoffs. Saturday morning with the winner advanc- Ina Forrest helped Canada win its first two ---with files from Kamloops This Week.

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Their top scorer was on crutches. Best defenceman was walking with a slight limp. Four other regulars were in civvies. In Vegas, this playoff game would have been given a ‘No Line’ with the West Kelowna Warriors in the hurt bag big-time. And while the odds certainly favoured the Vernon Vipers, they built up a 4-0 lead but had to hang on tight for a 6-4 B.C. Hockey League victory before 1,500 fans Friday night at Kal Tire Place. It was Vernon’s first home playoff game in three seasons. The Vipers took a 2-1 lead into the bestof-seven, first-round Interior Division series Saturday night at home. The fifth game is Monday night at Royal LePage Place. The Vipers, who led 4-0 until late in the second period, got four goals from Brett Mulcahy, who pulled the hat trick in Game 2. Mulcahy, 21, buried a shot from just over centre into an empty net with 20 seconds to play. Playing on a line with Colton Sparrow and Brendan Persley, Mulcahy had solid chances to register more snipes but was denied by West Kelowna goalie Andy Desautels, the Warriors’ co-MVP along with injured d-man Adam Plant (who had five points in Game 1). “Our line was just moving our feet and working hard, it’s that simple,” said Mulcahy, on pace to break the Vernon franchise record for playoff goals, set by Jason Elders, with 20, in 1991. “Everything that we get is a factor of five guys on the ice.” Mulcahy, who started his BCHL career with the Warriors, figured they would show some moxy with a skeleton lineup. “They got a ton of guys who are really good hockey players. Even with those guys out, they’re still dangerous, they’re a threat and you have to come and play a full 60 minutes. We let off the gas for a couple of minutes and they brought it to us. Hopefully, it was an eye opener for some guys and we can fix that next game.” The Vipers got singles from TJ Dumonceaux and Demico Hannoun. West Kelowna, missing leading scorer Seb Lloyd, injured in Game 3, and secondleading pointgetter Jason Cotton, hurt in Game 1, got offence from Liam Blackburn (2), Carl Hesler (1+2) and Reid Simmonds, with the Warriors’ opening goal with 1:32 left in the second period. Blackburn pulled the Warriors within a

goal with 3:44 remaining, but the Vipers responded 13 seconds later when Mulcahy beat Andy Desautels with a wrister. The Warriors made it a one-goal game again with Blackburn counting a powerplay snipe with 2:23 left. “I think we stooped down to their level a bit,” said defenceman Dylan Chanter, who led the Vipers’ punishing play in the greasy areas of the ice. “Their top guys aren’t there so they weren’t playing like they usually do. It’s easy to get lulled into that game so we’ve gotta avoid that and we should be OK.” Warriors’ veteran David Pope, a Detroit Red Wing draft choice, had two assists, was stoned twice by Austin Smith’s glove, and played a ton of minutes. It was perhaps only fitting that the Red Wings had three scouts – director of amateur scouting Tyler Wright, Jeff Finley and Marty Stein – in attendance on Pope’s finest night at Kal Tire Place all season. “I think we only played 20 minutes tonight and it’s tough, obviously, in playoffs to win when you only play one period,” said Pope. “That being said, with all those guys out, we showed a lot of will and determination to come back and make it a real close game. Unfortunately, we made a couple of mistakes that led to their last couple of goals, but I think LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR we can definitely take some momentum into the next game.” Michael McNicholas of the Vernon Vipers battles with Kylar Hope of the West Kelowna Warriors behind the The Warriors used affilates Vipers’ net in BCHL playoff action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 6-4 to take a 2-1 series lead. Hunter Zandee, a forward, and minutes and we may have a little better forSNAKE BITES: Desautels stopped Viper d-men Cole De Jonge and Mike Winnitoy, to eat up some minutes. The tune. I thought Vernon played well. They’re centre Michael McNicholas on a penalty shot Hesler-Pope-Blackburn line generated loads a big, physical team and they get pucks deep at 5:41 of the third period after McNicholas was hooked on a breakaway...Hardest hit of of chances as West Kelowna outshot Vernon and get on the forecheck.” The Vipers went to the net for rebounds the night came courtesy of Vipers’ D Kenny 42-34. Added Pope: “I definitely think account- on their first four goals. Persley was stymied Citron on Winnitoy near the Vernon bench ability goes up and everybody’s gotta be on a shot in tight and Mulcahy buried the seven minutes into the third...The Vipers had a healthy scratch – F Matty Saharchuk – more responsible and maybe guys who rebound just 42 seconds into the game. Logan Mick was stopped by Desautels for the first time in months. “It’s been a long haven’t played as much are gonna get that opportunity. As individuals, we realize that and Demico Hannoun was there to knock in time. It almost dates to the time I got here and we have to come prepared to play a full the 2-0 goal eight minutes later. so it’s nice to see,” said Chanter...Sparrow Dumonceaux wired a 25-footer off a had a late breakaway after West Kelowna 60 minutes.” Warriors’ head coach Rylan Ferster, who rebound with Mick and Hannoun drawing D Ben Tegtmeyer fell at the blueline on a was hoping to get a few bodies back for assists, 2:54 into the second period. Persley powerplay, but was unable to get a shot with struck iron three minutes later after a sweet a bouncing puck...Brad McClure scored at Game 4, liked what he saw for 50 minutes. “I thought we played relatively hard,” said feed by Sparrow, and Mulcahy drilled in the 9:25 of overtime as Penticton Vees shaded Ferster. “Take away probably the first 10 rebound. the host Merritt Centennials 5-4.

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Coyotes get jump on Knights Morning Star Staff

Roadrunner Troy Maclise scored twice as the Osoyoos Coyotes clipped the North Okanagan Knights 3-2 Friday night before 300 fans at the Sun Bowl. Game 2 in the best-of-seven Okanagan Division final series went Saturday night in Osoyoos. The third and fourth games go Monday and Tuesday night in Armstrong. “We looked like we just came through a seven-game series,” said Knights’ head coach Shawn

Webb. “We were lethargic. We got ouskated and outhit. I’m not overly concerned because we outchanced them two to one in the second and third period. It was like a basketball game out there with the puck bouncing all over the place.” Aaron Azevedo also scored for the Coyotes, who lost to the Knights in seven games last year. Defenceman Matt Halvorson and Blake Culbert replied with powerplay snipes for the Knights, who were outshot 31-22. The Knights used Vernon

Midget affiliates Cole Woodliffe and Jagger Williamsson in the series opener. D-man Layne Greene of the Midgets drew in for Saturday night, along with veteran Colin Robin, who sat Game 1. Lawrence Lanagan took the win, Zach Dyment the loss. Viper affiliate Dallas Calvin set up the equalizer midway through the third, and the winner, with 20 seconds left, as Beaver Valley Nitehawks edged the host Nelson Leafs before 720 fans in Nelson.


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Panthers seek 5th in playoffs Morning Star Staff

One Vernon school hoped to finish in fifth place, another in seventh at the B.C. AA high school basketball finals Saturday in Langley. The sixth-ranked Vernon Panthers took on the York House Tigers of Vancouver for fifth place in the girls tournament. The Panthers rebounded from a 63-57 quarterfinal loss Thursday to the St. Thomas More Knights of Burnaby by knocking off the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops 59-46 Friday in an Okanagan Valley championship final rematch. “We came out playing great and were up 21-4,” said VSS co-coach Lonny Mazurak. “We were playing at a really high pace and then we stopped playing at that level. We weren’t aggressive and they came back. That was the best I’ve seen Sa-Hali play. The girls played a very patient final three minutes, holding on to the ball and getting some good looks.” Game MVP Karley Fugel led the Cats with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Jordan Korol chipped in eight points and 14 boards. Against the Knights, the Panthers had a great start, leading 12-10 after the opening quarter. But an 11-1 St. Thomas More run late in the opening half had the Cats down 31-23 at the break. “Our girls fought hard and executed the game-plan very well, but St. Thomas More made three-point shots when they needed to,” said Mazurak, joined on the bench by John Keeley. “Both coaches are proud of their effort.” Anna Rice was Vernon’s game MVP. The No. 8 Fulton Maroons faced the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints of North Vancouver for seventh place Saturday in the Telus AA

boys tournament. The top-ranked St. Michael’s University Blue Jags of Victoria shot nearly 47 per cent from the field Thursday as they dumped the Maroons 70-34 in a quarterfinal. Guards Tye Kitzman had 10 points and Michael Rouault had eight for the Maroons, who never led, trailed by as many as 42 points and were held to just 25 per cent shooting from the field. Relegated to the consolation side Friday, Dale Olson’s squad dropped a 57-46 decision to the Elphinstone Cougars of Gibsons. “It was 10-10 with 1:30 left in the first half,” laughed Olson. “Then there was an explosion and it was 17-13 at the half. Stuff that normally goes in wasn’t dropping. Rouault fouled out with five or six minutes left and we were up by five so that hurt us.” Kitzman and guard Darrien Broomfield led Fulton with a dozen points each. The host Charles Bloom Timberwolves were looking to finish the B.C. A girls championships on their home court Saturday with a second straight victory. The Timberwolves faced the Fort St. James Falcons for 13th place. Bloom got into the win column Friday after two straight defeats with a 62-44 decision over the Pender Harbour Sakinaws. “Vicky Grahn was our player of the game,” said Bloom co-coach Jennie Currie. “She sets up every play for us and gets the ball up the floor. Now, she’s taking some outside shots which is great.” The Selkirk Storm of Kimberley got 26 points from Freddie Campbell in a 79-71 decision over the Timberwolves Thursday. Jenna Mulholland led Bloom with 25 points while Amy Verhage dropped in 16.

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Lisa Campeau of the Charles Bloom Timberwolves blocks Jordan Anderson of the Selkirk Secondary Storm Thursday in the B.C. Senior A Girls Basketball Championships at Charles Bloom in Lumby. The Immaculata Mustangs met the Kelowna Christian Knights in Saturday night’s all-Kelowna final. The Mustangs ambushed the Similkameen Sparks of Keremeos 96-51 in one Friday semifinal, while the Knights disposed of the Cedars Christian Eagles of Prince George

62-46 in the other. The Vernon Panthers have been seeded sixth for the Telus B.C. AAA boys championships which begin Wednesday in Langley. The Okanagan champion Panthers will face No. 11 R.A. McMath Wildcats of Richmond in their opener at 6:15 p.m.

Eggert ends wrestling drought Morning Star Staff

It’s been more than 30 years since a Vernon Secondary School wrestler won a medal at the provincial championships. A Grade 8 student has ended that drought. Joe Eggert won bronze in the 38-kg division at the B.C. finals at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. “It was a special moment not only for Joe but for the rest of the team knowing that the drought was finally over,” said VSS co-coach Brad Wyse. Eggert came up short in his first match against an opponent from Burnaby’s St. Thomas More. Eggert was the aggressor but Wyse said the Burnaby wrestler had some counter-moves that scored more points. The double elimination championship meant Eggert needed a series of wins to stay alive. He was able to pin his next two opponents from Vancouver’s John Oliver Secondary and Mission Senior Secondary before facing a rival from Maple Ridge. “These two had faced each other at the Abbotsford Invite in December, so they were familar with each other’s style,” said Wyse. Early in the match Eggert was behind in points against the

bigger opponent. In the second round Eggert’s quickness paid off and capitalized with a two-legged take down with a combined gut wrench that scored a series of points to win the match and the B.C. bronze medal. Eggert was among four wrestlers from VSS competing in a tournament that featured more than 400 athletes from eight provincial zones. Okanagan Valley silver medalists Sam Eggert (Grade 9) and Tyler Jackson (Seaton Secondary, Grade 8) finished top-16 in B.C. in their 48 kg and 51 kg divisions. Grade 8 VSS student Kalvin Blaeser was top-24 in the 57 kg. “We like what we see with our core group of wrestlers,” said Wyse. “They are young, tough, and eager to improve. We look forward to returning to the provincials again next year with some additional success.” This is the fourth season of wrestling at VSS and the first time the team qualified for provincials. “With the skill set of our core group and the sponsorship of Dr, Rex Hawthorne, we told the boys that if they qualify then we’ll definitely compete with the best of B.C.,” said Panthers cocoach Rob Eggert.

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Vernon’s Katrina van Soest struck gold in Super G at the B.C. Alpine Ski Racing’s U16 Championships in Prince George. Van Soest finished season race series eighth overall. The provincials consisted of three events – Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom – featuring 130 athletes and six days of action. This race series was also a test for the 2015 Prince George Canada Games. Van Soest was 11th in the second Super G race, 21st and eighth in her two GS runs and 20th and 23rd in the slalom races. The Vernon Ski Club sent a team of nine athletes consisting of first- and secondyears. Ravi Vliet, skiing with a sore back, was second in the first run

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Sports REC HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA HOCKEY LEAGUE (FINAL) TEAM W L T OTL Godard Excavating Predators 26 4 0 2 Spartan Auto Bulls 21 9 0 1 Kalavida Flyers 18 12 1 3 R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans 18 12 0 2 Teale Utility Canucks 18 12 0 2 Green Pub Moose 17 12 1 2 Kasper Denture Red Wings 16 14 0 0 Cidel Moving Oilers 14 16 0 0 Leko Blackhawks 14 18 0 1 Kal Tire Whalers 8 22 0 2 M&K Ready-Mix Bruins 5 25 0 2 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER GP G Bryce Kakoske, Orphans 30 64 Jeff Mushaluk, Bulls 28 38 Dave Robinson, Orphans 19 34 Corey Webb, Blackhawks 30 42 Leath Gare, Orphans 17 31 Troy Blais, Bulls 29 39 Thomas Swales, Canucks 26 34 Mike Mason, Blackhawks 28 33 Kevin Swales, Canucks 29 35 Steve Vallier, Moose 25 32 Tim Proctor, Moose 27 35 Justin Horochuk, Predators 23 26 Ryan Dubetz, Oilers 30 26 Kevin Body, Predators 28 23 Chris Bradford, Orphans 28 20

BOWLING PTS 54 43 40 38 38 37 32 30 29 18 12 A 74 50 53 35 44 32 35 34 31 28 23 32 31 32 35

GF 191 225 160 236 187 166 181 149 157 132 133

GA 104 139 132 192 160 147 220 135 179 204 230

PTS PIM 138 4 88 6 87 4 77 8 75 0 71 2 69 4 67 2 66 0 60 10 58 8 58 0 57 0 55 0 55 2

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 Game 1 Playoffs @ Civic Arena Kasper Denture Clinic Red Wings 6 – Blair Fernley 2+1, Garth Gartner 2+1, Trevor Keenan 1+2, Cody Bostock, Jarret Watts 2A. Goalie: Jaron Chasca 25 saves. Kal Tire Whalers 5 – Jason Carleton 2, Dave Higgins 1+3, Mike Boyarski 1+2, Gerry Geisbrecht. Goalie: James Scherck 32 saves. Game 2 Playoffs @ Civic Arena M&K Ready-Mix Bruins 4 – Braden Anderson, Tim Yayner, Tyler Galenzoski, Ryan Johnson (overtime winner), Jay Austin 2A. Goalie: Shane Hillman 34 saves The Green Moose 3 – Brad Kowalski, Keith Green, Brandon Moffatt. Goalie: Brad Atkins 26 saves. Game 3 Playoffs @ Priest Valley Arena Cidel Moving Oilers 5 – Logan Stockley 2+1, Vernon Miskosky, Clayton Ricketts, Taylor Summerfelt, Evan McAualey 3A. Goalie: Danny Robert 19 saves. Leko Precast Blackhawks 1 – Corey Webb. Goalie: Jason Hoffman 15 saves. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 Game 4 Playoffs @ Civic Arena R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans 7 – Bryce Kakoske 2+3, Leath Gare 2+2, Grady Gare 2+1, James Johanson 1+1. Goalie: Jason Silzer 26 saves. Teale Utility Canucks 4 – Chris Usselman 2G, Thomas Swales 1+1, Brett Williams, Dean Yoland 2A. Goalie: Steven Clark 16 saves. Game 5 Playoffs @ Civic Arena Godard Excavating Predators 4 – Curtis Gobbett 2+1, Kenny Johnstone, Geoff Bevan. Goalie: Chris Kingdon 28 saves Cidel Moving Oilers 1 – Aaron Campeau. Goalie: Danny Robert 17 saves.

3-ON-3 HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L SOL PTS Team Brad Jones 13 6 1 27 Beavers 12 8 0 24 Ice Dogs 11 8 1 23 Whalers 11 8 1 23 OTR 2 9 10 0 18 Camo Toe 3 16 0 6 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER G A PTS Geoff Straight, Whalers 64 40 104 Kevin Charich, Ice Dogs 43 42 85 Dave Pope, Whalers 43 36 79 Aaron Benjaminson, Beavers 48 27 75 Jayden Agar, Beavers 48 23 71 George Agar, Beavers 38 32 70 Brad Schwartz, Whalers 50 19 69 Brandon Rysen, Beavers 42 24 66 Chris Tapper, Camo Toe 49 17 66 Chad Rachwalski, Whalers 37 22 59 March 4 Games Game 1 Beavers 20 – Brandon Rysen 6+4, Bruin Stair 5+2, Jaydon Agar 5, Matt Rysen 2+6, Brennan Martin 1+3, Chris Martin 1+3. Goalie: Liam Mconie OTR2 12 – George Agar 5+2, Aidan Rysen 2+7, Bobby Nicholls 2+1, Chris Usselman 2+1, Mike Teager 1+2. Goalie: Cory Tinney Game 2 Team Jones 21 – Mat Lambert 11+3, Laird Fawcett 5+3, Garett Stitz 3+5, Jordan Jones 2+5. Goalie: Kaz Boudreau Whalers 17 – Geoff Straight 8+2, Brad Schwartz 4+3, Chad Rachwalski 2+2. Game 3 Ice Dogs 15 – Kevin Charich 8+1, Laird Fawcett 5+2, Ryan Cramer 2+3. Goalie: Nathan Spark. Camoe Toe 6 – Chris Tapper 3+2, Jorden Dewing 2.

INDOOR SOCCER VERNON SOCCER ASSOCIATION INDOOR SOCCER (FINAL) MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L T PTS GF GA Camels 13 5 2 41 99 64 Osprey Capital Young Boys 12 7 1 37 91 43 Monashee FC 12 8 0 36 68 56 NET 12 8 0 36 76 53 Turn-Key 7 11 2 23 61 74 Peters Tirecraft 1 18 1 4 44 112 Week 20: NET 5 Tirecraft 1; Camels 9 Young Boys 3; Monashee 6 Turn-Key 1. PLAYOFFS: Wednesday, March 12: Camels vs NET, 6 p.m.; Youngboys vs Monashee, 7:35 p.m.; Turn-Key vs Tirecraft, 9:10 p.m.

LINCOLN LANES BOWLERS-OF-THE-WEEK Club 55 Ladies: Joanne Swart – bowled a 597 triple to go 147 over her 150 average. Club 55 Men’s: Al Berg – bowled a 696 triple to go 165 over his 177 average. Ladies: Heather Malic – bowled a 752 triple to go 236 over her 172 average. Men’s: Henry Veldhuis – bowled an 891 triple to go 216 over his 225 average. HIGH GAMES/TRIPLES: Andy Hudema 100 POA; Kelly Weins 320, 100 POA, Jean Bruce 100 POA; Wayne Schultz 807, 348, 863; Len Egley 320, Dan DeBoer 304; Drew Soroka 321; Keith Hoggard 318; Henry Veldus 350, 891, 100 POA; Peggy Hoggard 309, 100 POA; Bubba Aiechele 100 POA; Gil Wright 302; Heather Malic 338, 752, 100 POA; Matt Eisenhauer 308, 854; Gregg Lawrence 100 POA; Don Huie

100 POA, 301; Jeff Teale 100 POA; Jamie Potter 355, 100 POA; Cheryl Bird 100 POA; David You, 100 POA; Alex Kazimer 100 POA; Frank Marchand 100 POA; William Marchand 304, 304; Barb Marchand 100 POA; Mike Rawsthorne, super spare. HIGH AVERAGES: ADULT Ladies Jessy Buchanan 241 Men Barry Koenig, Wayne 255 Schulz CLUB 55 Ladies Sheila Marsh 205 Men William Marchand 230 PEE WEE Girls Libby Hampshire 114 Boys Reece Chisholm 121 BANTAM Girls Carys Reed 112 Boys Colby Eisenhauer 183 JUNIOR Girls Cassidi Breitkreutz 153 Boys Aidan Buckley 198 SENIOR Girls Kaitlyn Milsted 215 Boys Keith Hoggard 231

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DARTS PUBMASTERS DART LEAGUE A DIVISION TEAM PTS Bud Knights 6 Alexanders Predators 5 Checkers Bollocks 5 Checkers Straight Shooters 4 Armed and Hammered 4 Double Trouble 3 High Scores Men Dalton Deamarais 177 Ladies Sheri Morrell 125 High Out Men Brock French 101 Ladies Sue Seip 78 180s Henry Schulz B DIVISION TEAM PTS ANAF Paralyzers 6 Bull Shooters 6 Smokin’ Bulls 5 Eagle-In-Flight 4 Old Timers 4 Darty Minds 4 Kicking Eagles 4 Dart Farts 3 High Score Men Chris LeDrew, Gar- 140 rett Hammer, Joe Arsenault Ladies Carla Calhoun 145 High Out Men Joe Arsenault 83 Ladies Carla Calhoun 53

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SWIMMING Vernon Kokanee finished 29th in a field 65 teams at the 2014 Speedo Westerns in New Westminster. Girls 15 & Under: Kiah Lee 13th in 200 breast final with PB 2:40.13, making her 3rd Girls 16-18 Age Group Nationals time standard. Qualfies for AG Nationals in Winnipeg, July 23-28. :ee was 10th in 50 breast B final with PB 34.25; Meredith Levorson 5th in 50 free A final with PB and new Kokanee Girls 14 & Under record 17:47.16. Levorson 7th in 100 free A final in 2:06.47 and 8th in 400 IM in 5:05.19. Boys 17 & over: Wouter Terpstra 4th in 200 fly A final with PB 2:076.16, 9th in 400 IM B final in 4:36.57; Joshua Phillips 14th in 800 free with PB 8:50.02; 10th in 1,500 free in 16:48.58.

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A Vernon school is doing its part to fight climate change. Harwood Elementary is receiving $85,000 for a control upgrade from the Ministry of Education’s 2014/15 carbon neutral capital program. “We launched the carbon neutral capital program two years ago and since then, districts throughout B.C. have made great strides in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and school operation costs in the process,” said Peter Fassbender, education minister. “Many districts have also turned their schools’ green upgrades and features into classroom lessons

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ALL THE HOCKEY GAMES

$

Saturday after 4pm

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WEEKLY! NHL SCHEDULE

Come watch

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vancouver canucks

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PLAY

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The exhibit will be open to the public at Clarence Fulton Secondary Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. “Visitors can catch a glimpse of insignia and medals, discover the unique stories of many honours recipients and watch a hologram message from former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield,” states the release. “Throughout their visit, visitors can also learn more on the role and responsibilities of the governor general of Canada and how to nominate deserving individuals for national honours. For information, go to www.gg.ca/ HonoursExhibit.

SAN JOSE SHARKS

LB

Residents can attend It’s An Honour, a travelling exhibit about the Canadian honours system is now making its way across the country. Mounted in a specially designed vehicle, the exhibit showcases stories of Canadians who have been recognized for their achievements with national honours such as the Order of Canada and military valour decorations. “Featuring interpretative panels, multimedia elements and artifacts, this unique space provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about these honours through an interactive learning experience,” states a release.

COLORADO AVALANCHE

$

Morning Star Staff

EDMONTON OILERS

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so students can learn about the importance of climate action.” The ministry is providing $5 million again this year to help districts launch more green projects. A total of $4.55 million will be allocated to projects in 28 school districts. The remaining $454,000 will be distributed to 45 districts so they can conduct energy and mechanical studies for future projects. The ministry launched the program in 2012 to compensate school districts for the amount they pay to purchase carbon offsets from Pacific Carbon Trust each year by funding projects that reduce emissions and save money.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

STUFFED

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A Vernon school is doing its part to fight climate change. Harwood Elementary is receiving $85,000 for a control upgrade from the Ministry of Education’s 2014/15 carbon neutral capital program. “We launched the carbon neutral capital program two years ago and since then, districts throughout B.C. have made great strides in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and school operation costs in the process,” said Peter Fassbender, education minister. “Many districts have also turned their schools’ green upgrades and features into classroom lessons

OTTAWA SENATORS

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Armstrong’s Emma Tucker and parents Jennifer and Wayne make use of a wheelchair accessible van, which was funded by Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Radiothon helps kids Morning Star Staff

The Children’s Charity returns to the North Okanagan airwaves Wednesday and Thursday on Kiss FM for the ninth annual Variety Children’s Radiothon, sponsored by Kal Tire. Variety is coming back to town to raise funds to help local families with children who have special needs. Families like Armstrong’s Jennifer and Wayne Tucker and their little girl Emma, who was born with Canavan disease, a neurodegenerative disorder and life-threatening condition. “Right after we found out, and for a couple weeks afterwards, it was like we had been involved

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in a car accident,” said Jennifer. “We were physically sore and emotionally drained. Our main concern has and always will be Emma’s health and comfort.” Jennifer has limited strength in her upper body due to a stroke she survived in childhood, which makes it difficult for her to carry Emma for long periods of time. But thanks to funding received from Variety, which helped with the cost of making the family van wheelchair accessible, the Tuckers are able to better provide for Emma’s needs. “Emma gets out of the house much more frequently and into the community more,” said Jennifer. “I am able to take her to appointments and meetings. It makes my life easier and Emma is happier because there are fewer transfers that she needs to go through.” In the last two years, Variety provided funding to 46 local families in Vernon to help with costs associated with the purchase of things like expensive medication, tutoring for learning disabilities, physiotherapy, and travel and accommodation expenses for families whose children received specialized treatment at out-of-community hospitals. “Vernon and the surrounding communities have always been very supportive of our radiothon fundraiser, and we’re so grateful,” said Bernice Scholten, Variety executive director. “It’s about families helping families which is very powerful. We’re asking for your support again because the need continues to grow and we want to help more children.”

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Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels Jennifer Smith

Morning Star Staff

Additional helping hands are needed to cater to a growing need for proper nutrition through the Meals on Wheels program. More and more seniors, convalescents and the disabled are using the program, which means more volunteers are needed for

“We are now delivering between 55 and 60 meals three times a week.” — Deanna Toporchak

deliveries. “We are now delivering between 55 and 60 meals, three times a week,” said Deanna Toporchak, manager of the program which is run through the

Schubert Centre. “This program is growing by leaps and bounds.” That’s up from 43, when Meals on Wheels started back up in the summer.

Professor discusses influence of music Morning Star Staff

We’ve all tapped our toes or bobbed our heads when we hear a song we like, but you might not realize that this reaction is not about preference but a totally subconscious reaction. “Moving to music is an instinctive, often involunJessica Grahn tary activity experienced by humans regardless of their culture,” said Dr. Jessica Grahn, assistant professor at the Brain and Mind Institute at the Department of Psychology at

Western University, in London, Ont. Grahn will speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus and she will explain why music affects our brains so profoundly and how we can channel that power for treating degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Grahn’s talk is part of the Science in Society Speaker Series, a joint project of the Okanagan Science Centre and Okanagan College. It is sponsored by the Pacific Inn and Suites, Cooper’s Foods, Starbucks Coffee, and The Morning Star. Admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For tickets, call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-5453644 or visit www.okscience.ca.

College information available about the value an arts For Taylor Weixl, degree, find out about starting her science options for careers in degree at Okanagan science, the process for transferring C o l l e g e’s credits to uniVernon camversities in pus was about B.C., and how lifestyle and to pay for their cost saveducation. ings but she “The stuquickly reaped dent-professor the rewards ratio is low, so of small class students get a sizes. Taylor Weixl lot of one-on“Most of one time with my labs only have 10 students in their instructors,” said them,” said Weixl, who Weixl of OC. “I’ve even had the is just finishing up her opportunity to use second year of science. Weixl is just one of equipment in my labs several students who that students in the secwill be at the arts and ond year of an underscience university trans- grad at a bigger school fer information session don’t get. The best part Thursday at 6 p.m. at the is that all my credits will transfer to university.” Vernon campus. Having been acceptInterested students are invited to come and ed into UBC’s bachspeak with current stu- elor of science degree dents and professors program starting in about the benefits of September, Weixl plans to finish the last two studying at the college. They will have the years of her degree and opportunity to learn then continue her eduMorning Star Staff

cation after graduation. “If my grades are high enough I’d like to go to medical school or pursue graduate studies in biology,” she said.

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Grade 3 Vernon Christian School primary choir students Caitlyn Gingras (from left), Nico Schuch and Jonah Donnelly make their best beaver impressions while singing Canada in My Pocket at the annual Choral Showcase at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Tuesday. For a video of one of the mass choir performances, visit www. vernonmorningstar.com

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Grade 4 Hillview elementary school intermediate choir students Levi Orchard and Mya Robinson make a final impression while singing Sheet Music Blues at the annual Choral Showcase.

Grade 4 students Halle Moger, Katie Hilsmann and Bethanee Prevett, with the Hillview elementary school intermediate choir, dream of chocolate while singing I Love Chocolate Tuesday during the Choral Showcase.

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I hope to lead by example and send a message of ability and not disability,” Sonja Gaudet said recently in a comment about being selected as Canada’s flag bearer during the opening ceremonies at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics. Ability to be amazing, is the way I see it and to be able to demonstrate to the world that these high level Michele Blais athletes are inspiring, and our heroes. A mom was sharing with me recently when we were discussing the Olympics and our being pleased that the Paralympics were starting, that in her house the Paralympic athletes and in particular John Dueck are her son’s sports heroes. “He’s impressive.” To compete at this level these athletes will have spent hours training, be totally committed, invested thousands of dollars, suffered injuries; competed numerous times and won world cups and national championships, and have the support of families and friends; the same as the other Olympic athletes. Now you add to that the fact that they will do

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so in a wheel chair, on a sit-ski, or other restrictions takes this to a whole new level of challenge. The Olympics are a forum for peace, bringing together representatives from nations of the world to play and compete together. The Paralympics also have the potential to be a venue for social change as they bring attention to people with disabilities. Chantal Peticleric, a gold medal athlete, says these games in Russia will “make room for people with disability not only in sport but also in education and the working world. The games are a clear example of when sport is more than sport but instead a vehicle for social change.” With what is happening in Russia and Ukraine now, we hope that Sochi remains a safe place for the athletes, coaches, trainers, spectators and the world media. We want these athletes who have worked so hard to get to the games have their time to shine and for them to be safe. We want the games to be seen by millions and for the world to cheer on the efforts of the athletes. We can cry with pride, shout with joy and share their moments together. Canada is sending 54 athletes to the games, of whom many are multiple medal winners already. We are behind our ath-

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The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society (“The Gleaners”) is supported by volunteers whose endeavours turn surplus food crops into nutritious meals for a hungry world. The Vernon Christian School Grade 8 class has assisted the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners five times between October of last year and February 2014. While some students help with the sorting and cutting of vegetables, others assist by spreading the diced veggies onto pans which are loaded into two large walk-in dehydration rooms. The dehydrated vegetables will be used to create packets of dried soup mix. These pack-

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falun gong information session March 9 at 1 p.m., Vernon library upstairs meeting room. What are the mechanics and principles of the four standing exercise movements? Buddha Showing 1,000 Hands; Falun Standing Stance Exercise; Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes; Falun Heavenly Circuit Exercise. All welcome. Open discussion. Info., www.falundafa.org lumby & dist. wildlife assoc. monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for more information contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. narcotics anonymous Sunday Night NA meeting at 7 p.m., 2800-33rd St. (basement of Gateway Shelter). Open to the public, this is a Traditions meeting. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. smarties droP-in art Program, gallery Vertigo All ages welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in for some fun. Everyone welcome! Suggested donation: $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Teens welcome too. High school students interested in art invited to assist at workshops, which happen every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. For more information call 250-503-2297 or see www.galleryvertigo.com. Updated information on our Facebook page. aa meets sundays (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access (X) no handicap access. Info., call 250-545-4933. Vernon Pacers runners club Meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m. at Landing Plaza; Thursdays at 5:30 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 5450028 for more information. fraternal order of eagles mega meat draw Second Sunday and last Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the hall, 5101-25th Ave. Vernon treatment centre Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information. medieVally minded Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 p.m. Info., see www.krakenfjord.org tHe scHubert centre Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carv-

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ing. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. Thursdays we have cribbage at 7 p.m. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

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dog’o’Pogo agility grouP agm March 10 at 7 p.m. sharp, downstairs at People Place, 3402-27th Ave. All are welcome to attend. okan. gardens & roses garden club meets on the second Monday of the month at Schubert Centre, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more info., call Jocelyne at 250-558-4556 s.o.l.d. Society for Open Learning and Discussion meets Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at the People Place and all are welcome to attend. March 10, “Food for Thought,” with SOLD member Norbert Maertens. kal rats annual general meeting AGM at Alexander’s Beach Pub upstairs, March 10 at 7 p.m. The positions of president and treasurer are up for re-election so if you have a vision of how our club can be better, this is the time to step forward. If you feel you are not ready to be president or treasurer, the AGM is another great opportunity to socialize with other RATS and discover the many ways that we can support our community of runners and triathletes. New members welcome. tHe comPassionate friends of Vernon (tcf) agm Annual general meeting for TCF, a self-help organization for parents who have experienced the death of a child, March 10 at 7 p.m. at The People Place, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. For further information, please contact Darlene at 558-5026. after-scHool writing lessons at Vernon library Join Vernon library Writer-inResidence Harold Rhenisch. For kids aged 8 to 15. No registration necessary for this free program. March 10, Magic Tricks For Telling Stories; March 17, Teaching Your Story To talk; March 31, Pages That Whisper, Shout and Sing; April 7, Book Gymnastics. Writer-in-Residence program is paid for by Vernon Friends of the Library. The Vernon branch is at 2800-30th Ave. Info., www.orl.bc.ca or 250-542-7610. lumby HealtH centre: ms educational worksHoP Multiple sclerosis workshop March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at White Valley Community Hall, 2250 Shields Ave. Register, 250-547-9741. Vernon jubilee HosPital auxiliary meets March 10 at 1:30 in the education rooms. Please meet at the gift shop for directions. The auxiliary raises money to purchase equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital. We have active knitting and craft groups that meet weekly. We welcome donations CT #2 of wool, fabric, craft supplies and small I R T 2 IS vases. Call 250-545-9403 for information. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Vernon farmers’ market Presents The Schubert Centre Indoor Market every Monday until April, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Come visit all your favourite regular The Board of Education vendors all winter long. Stock up with invites you to attend fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious bakthe Public Board meeting ing, specialty food products and 1000’s of handcrafted gift items such as jewelry, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 clothing, toys, hats, woodwork, metalwork at 7:00 p.m. and lots more. Make It A Fresh Day! For info., see www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca Board Room armstrong seniors actiVity cenSchool District No. 22 (Vernon) tre We are at 2520 Patterson Ave. Dances th 1401-15 Street, Vernon, B.C. held the first Monday of each month at 1:30 www.sd22.bc.ca for agenda package p.m. Pool Monday to Friday at 12:30 p.m.

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he perspectives of indigenous people in a distant village comes alive March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Halina Centre in the Vernon Rec Centre. Mary Stockdale describes how she and her family made a film with Negrito communities, showing their own vision for “development,” that maintains their ties to culture and to nature in the face of outside changes. This Capsule College public presentation funds two $1,500 scholarships at our college and is sponsored by Vernon’s University Women’s Club (CFUW). Admission is $7, $4 for students. For more information, call 250-545-7753.

tHe okan. Valley wood turners’ guild society meets At 7 p.m. every second Monday at Vernon Christian School woodworking shop, 6890 Pleasant Valley Rd., Vernon. The Guild provides a forum for wood turners to safely learn and improve their wood turning skills. Info., please contact Errol Redman at 250860-9965 or Bob Coomes at 250-546-9687. yoga for eVeryone A very relaxing evening of yoga, meditation and vegetarian dinner Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32 Ave., rear entrance. Cost is by donation. For info., e-mail sunvalleyyoga@ hotmail.com monday nigHt Vernon toastmasters Speak confidently. Be heard. Learn to become an effective speaker while receiving encouraging and positive feedback. Develop your leadership skills in a fun filled and supportive environment. Meet Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Contacts: Jackie at 250-558-5526 (jaclow@telus. net), Barb at 250-542-0925, (b50bryant@yahoo. ca) or infomnvta@gmail.com floor curling at scHubert centre Every Monday 10 a.m. to noon; Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m. It’s loads of fun, easy to do and lots of friendly people. All welcome. liVing witH a comPulsiVe gambler? Someone you love have a gambling problem? You’re not alone! Please come to a Gam-Anon meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. (except stat holidays) at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, room 201, use south entrance. It is worth the drive! Gam-Anon is a fellowship for all people affected by the gambling problem. tHeraPeutic breatHing exercises Presented by Blue Eagle Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc. Classes provide tools for relief, better quality of life and energy. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., by donation only. For more information, please contact Melissa at blueeagleyoga@yahoo.ca Halina seniors’ centre Hand and Foot Canasta takes place Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., floor curling Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come on out and learn a new sport. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec. Centre. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. narcotics anonymous Monday at 7 p.m., Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women only, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. toPs (take off Pounds sensibly) meets Mondays at First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Call Joan at 250542-9328 or Judy at 250-545-5491.

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cHronic Pain and dePression grouP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. An informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Interested parties should call 250-542-6155 and ask for Carole, if not available please leave message. grandParents raising grandcHildren Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more information, phone 250-549-3328. youtH oPPortunities unlimited (you) Peer support group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with disabilities who have similar interests and want to share or build your skills about community networking, independent choices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable environment. Info., Crystal Compton at 250-5459292 or e-mail to crystal@ilvernon.ca aa meetings Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 7:30 p.m. (please note change of time), Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. Access (X) No access. Info., call 250-545-4933. bingo in enderby Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex, George St. at 6 p.m.; 19 games. coda meets Mondays at noon at Vernon Alliance Church. fraternal order of eagles Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. Halina Pattern dancers Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more info., please call Gordon at 250-549-1608.

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lumby HealtH centre: low imPact exercise class Every Tuesday for nine weeks starting March 11, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at White Valley Community Hall (suitable for all ages and mobility); to register, call 250-547-9741 or 250-547-6404.


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a.l. Fortune hockey academy inFormation night March 11, A.L. Fortune will host a prospective player and parent evening in the school theatre. Head instructor Terry Shykora will explain how the program operates and the school’s administration will explain the benefits of their self-directed learning model. The program is available to boys and girls in Grades 8 to 12 who have a passion for hockey and the desire to improve their skills. Please call the school at 250-838-6431 to RSVP. lumby community garden First meeting of the season, all gardeners welcome. We meet the second Tuesday of the month, March 11, at 2 p.m., community hall. Info., call 250-547-8866. schubert bridge group Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Drop-ins welcome. Join us at the glory centre #48 Alpine Centre. Kal Lake Rd. Vernon Tuesdays 2 p.m. Bible study, Fridays 7 p.m. Shabbat, Sundays. 1:30 p.m. for praise, worship abd God’s word. Nondenominational, everyone welcome. Info. call 1-250-485-2829. armstrong seniors activity centre We are at 2520 Patterson Ave. Pool Monday to Friday at 12:30 p.m. Ping Pong Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. open crib games every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Wood carving club meets tuesdays We meet Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Center, Polson Park behind the science centre. Info., Liz Doucette at 250-260-6043, 250-306-2684 or shelinek@hotmail.com overcomers’ meeting If you’re totally happy with the direction your life is going, great! If not, perhaps you should consider Overcomers.’ Overcomers’ provides timely, measurable and attainable goals for dealing with personal issues of brokenness in a safe, caring environment. A 16-week program with daily journaling and a weekly meeting Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., suite 005. Info., Wayne MacKay at 250-542-5878 or Grant Smith at 250-558-3665. play the game oF kings at the vernon library Drop in for chess every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Everyone of all abilities is welcome to attend, including complete novices wishing to learn the game. The Vernon library is at 2800-30th Ave. For more info., call 250-542-7610 or see www.orl.bc.ca. mothers For recovery peer support group For any mother in recovery wishing to help herself and other mothers within her community struggling with addictions. The purpose of this group will be to help addicted mothers obtain recovery and parent successfully. Takes place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child care available at Early Childhood Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For more information please call Caroline at 250-542-5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. under the spitFire anaF unit 5 Cribbage night and dart league Tuesdays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. We are at 2500-46th Ave. Call 250-542-3277 for more information. poWered paragliding club Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com for regular meeting times, locations and more information. vernon pc users’ club meets The second Tuesday of each month at Schubert Centre at 3505-30th Ave., at 7 p.m. Call Betty at 542-7024 or Olive at 542-8490 and check out www.vpcuc.org. Join us and get answers to your computer and camera questions. tuesday evening meditation group A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, 2913-29th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. cocaine anonymous meets Every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. Freedom group meets Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. elks lodge meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876 for info. New members welcome. knights oF columbus St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court.

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kalamalka caring kloWns Workshop Annual workshop April 12 and 13. Are you compassionate? Do you like to laugh? Do you like to make others happy? Do you like to give back to the community? Well, clowning might just be for you. For more information or to register, call Doris at 250-546-6396 or Beverley at 250-558-3576 or see www.kalamalkacaringklowns.com healing aFter suicide loss The Suicide Prevention Committee of Vernon presents Clair Jantzen, who holds master’s

Community Calendar in clinical counseling and is a registered professional counselor. He has completed advanced training with the Grief Recovery Institute and is passionate about caring for people, hoping to provide them with the necessary understanding and context for their life and its challenges. See www.clairjantzen.ca. Event takes place March 12 at Schubert Centre banquet room, 7 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Event is free, but pre-registration is required by calling Betty Bates at 250-275-8062, ext. 4 or e-mail to betty.bates@cmha.bc.ca hi noon toastmasters Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Brew Coffee House. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Kevin at KevinGowie@shaw.ca or Andrew at anorris36@yahoo.ca the bosom buddies meet March 12 at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Best Western Vernon Lodge for “Girls Night Out.” There will be a great meal with some inexpensive wine and merchandise from several of the businesses in Vernon. vernon & dist. Family history society agm Annual general meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (lower level), 1204 - 30th Ave. interested in volunteering With hospice? The North Okanagan Hospice Society would like to invite you to attend an upcoming information session on becoming a volunteer, March 13 at 10 a.m. This information session is designed to invite you to participate in our spring training April 7, 8, 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 14, 15, 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please register for the March 13 volunteer information session by calling Leigh at 250-503-1800, ext. 110 or by e-mail to leigh@nohs.ca. live model draWing session For artists March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vernon Public Art Gallery. No experience required, just bring your drawing materials of choice, easels are provided. Set to music in a private space, artists are welcome to draw without inhibition. Models are experienced, male and female, nude or draped. Participants must be over the age of 19. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required; $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Gallery is at 3228-31st Ave. Call 250-545-3173, see vernonpublicartgallery.com the Friends oF history meet March 13 at 10 a.m. at The Pantry. Guest speaker is Duke Dawe on the topic, “His Flying Career.” Everyone welcome. Lunch available. the science in society speaker series presents Dr. Jessica Grahn: Music and the Brain, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Okanagan College Vernon Campus Lecture Theatre. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. buddhist meditation class with nun Kelsang Chenma, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at W.L. Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr. Class topic will be “Being a Good Person in the Modern World.” Drop-in class with guided meditations and a teaching. Suggested donation $10, special rates for students and seniors. Info., www.dorjechang.ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. a cn-cp telecommunications retirement social March 14 in Vernon. If you are a former employee and wish to attend, or to obtain further information, please contact Ed Tanaka at 250-545-3552 or John Topping at 250-545-1287. the annual dellvieW hospital staFF reunion March 14 at noon at The Pantry. All staff and their partners are welcome. For more info., please call LaVerne at 250-542-5449. local businesses challenge For charity Enactus Okanagan College holds third annual Charity Challenge, a Family Feud style event to benefit North Okanagan Hospice Society and Enactus. Competing teams from local businesses go head-to-head. Fun-filled evening takes place March 14 at 7 p.m., Village Green Hotel, and the $35 ticket includes admission, appies and a drink ticket. Tickets available at Village Green Hotel and the Bean Scene. interFaith theatre evening March 14 at the Powerhouse Theatre the Interfaith Connecting Project will present a stagedreading of the new play, We’re Already Home. This play, written by Terry Jordan, Arnie Hayashi and Lorna Tureski, is a heart-felt comedy, 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 they are more alike than they had first imagined. The play opens 7:30. Tickets $10 each, from any of the Steering Committee members or call Vernon and Dist. Immigrant Services at 250-542-4177 or e-mail at vdiss.interfaith@gmail.com the vernon stamp club meets March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the People PLace, 3402-27th Ave. Buy, sell, trade, auction. Note: new date and time. Everyone welcome. Info., Roy at 542-4127. get ‘the buzz’ on honeybees March 15 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. Presenter John Gates, owner/operator of Gates Bee Farm, Spallumcheen, has over 40 years of beekeeping experience, including 27 years with Ministry of Agriculture’s Beekeeping Program. Learn what, why and how honeybees do what they do, how essential honeybees are to modern food production, basic beekeeping and current worldwide problems with bee health. As space is limited, call 250-542-3142 to preregister. Admission is by donation.

invitation to okanagan indian band members Presentation on the health plan (draft) report by the Health Plan Team, March 15 at Head of the Lake Hall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes info. booths, giveaway and prizes, healthy light lunch. For more information, call 250-542-5094. introduction to the art oF storytelling Workshop With Gabriel Newman at the Vernon library March 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Workshop will explore topics such as “creating your story,” “crafting your story,” and “presenting your story.” Newman has a master’s in interdisciplinary performance and works as a theatre professor, writer and community storyteller. In Vernon he is best known as host of Ghost Tours of Vernon. Workshop is designed to provide tools for participants to gain confidence to tell stories in public, even if it is only around the dinner table. Because workshop is practical and participants will be asked to share stories, enrolment is limited. You must be registered in order to attend. Please register by e-mailing Kristy at khennings@orl.bc.ca or call 250-542-7610 ext. 6822. shamrock tea March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., Enderby Seniors Centre (1100 George St). Cost is $4 for tea, coffee, sandwiches, desserts. There will be door prizes, bake sale and silent auction – draws at 2 p.m. Sponsored by IODE Lambly’s Landing.

City of Armstrong Retired Centennial Street Banners Available By Donation The City of Armstrong is taking down the centennial street banners in May. Organizations and businesses who sponsored a set of centennial banners will be contacted by City Hall when they are ready to be picked up. The remaining centennial banners are being made available to the general public on a firstcome first-served basis, for a donation of $25 each. If you are interested, please contact City Hall to reserve a centennial banner. You will be contacted when they are ready and payment is due at time of pick-up. PO Box 40, 3570 Bridge Street, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Tel: 250-546-3023 info@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca • www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca

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Cod Gone Wild kicks off tour in Cherryville Morning Star Staff

This past year has been a whirlwind for Vernon-based modern Celtic folk-rock band Cod Gone Wild, which performed more than 125 shows across Western Canada in 2013. Things have not slowed down for the band, as they are planning even more shows and travel this year, with dates booked south of the border as far as San Francisco in June. The band has also been selected to perform at various summer music festivals all over Western Canada, and following a successful showcase at the Alberta Touring Alliance Showcase in Red Deer in October, have secured a full month-long tour of theatres all across Alberta for January, 2015. This will all be topped off with an Eastern Canadian tour next spring. “Things are rolling out according to plan,” said Andrew Mercer, lead singer/guitarist and promoter/ manager of the band. “It has been a very busy year for us, but in this business, busy is good.” The Cods did manage to fit in some time to record and write a new album this winter, Battered and Fried, to be released in conjunction with their annual St. Patrick’s Day shows around the North Okanagan. The album represents the evolution of the band, says Mercer. “We are extremely proud of the

new record. As a group of musicians playing together for the last three years, we have evolved musically as a group and as individuals. The new album represents just that and we have found our sound, developed our style, and have set the bar a little higher for ourselves and for what is to come in the future.” This year, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day week and the release of Battered and Fried, Cod Gone Wild will be hosting four theatre-style, family friendly performances in Cherryville, Enderby, Lake Country and Vernon. “We really wanted to perform in front of a hometown crowd for our St. Patrick’s Day shows and it was important to us that we share the new album: first, with the people that support us the most, in Vernon and the surrounding communities,” said Mercer. The mini tour will kick off at the Cherryville Community Hall Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Lumby Health Foods and Frank’s Store in Cherryville. The Cods next play the Enderby Drill Hall March Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are at the Enderby Chamber of Commerce and The Enderby Museum. The March 16 show at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country starts at 3 p.m. and tickets are available at Lake Country municipal office, or by calling the box office at 250-7669309. The Cods will then round it

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Cod Gone Wild’s Andrew Mercer (left), Anjuli Otter, Chad “Rhino” Carter and Roy Kawano get ready for a tour around the North Okanagan in support of their new CD, Battered and Fried, before their annual St. Patrick’s Day show at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. out with their annual St. Patrick’s Day performance in support of the SunFM Have a Heart Radiothon at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, March 17 at 7 p.m. The band has donated approximately $5,000 to the Have a Heart Radiothon to date and hope to add to that total this year in a big way with proceeds from the show.

Tickets are at the Ticket Seller box office, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. The shows at Creekside Theatre and Vernon Performing Arts Centre will feature the Okanagan Celtic Choir, conducted by Mercer. Joining the band on-stage for the CD release portion of the show in Vernon will be Andrew Smith on

guitars, mandolin and bouzouki. “Fans can expect to hear brandnew original music and traditional songs with a Cod Gone Wild twist in addition to the classic favourites that go hand in hand with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration,” said Mercer. For more information about the band, visit www.codgonewild.com.

Shortlisted books announced for 10th annual George Ryga Award Morning Star Staff

Three books have made the shortlist for the prestigious George Ryga Award, an annual literary award granted to a B.C. writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness for a book published within the last year. “We’re excited with the range and quality, compassion and depth of this year’s short-listed books,” says Okanagan College professor and George Ryga Award committee member, Norah Bowman-Broz. The shortlisted books are: Adrienne Fitzpatrick’s  The Earth Remembers Everything (Caitlin Press), a fictional narrative based on the Prince George author’s travels to some of the most violent sites in history, including Vietnam, Japan,

Poland and historical First Nations areas.; Bev Sellars’ They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School  (Talonbooks). Hailing from Soda Creek, B.C., this non-fiction work written by the Chief of the Xat’sull First Nation recalls the experiences of three generations of women forced to attend a residential school, St. Joseph’s Mission School, in Williams Lake; Gillian Wigmore’s  Dirt of Ages  (Nightwood Editions), a poetry collection by another Prince George author is written from the perspective of a meth dealer and highlights the destruction of the natural environment and the social complexities in a pulp mill town.

The George Ryga Award was created in memory of B.C. playwright and novelist George Ryga’s commitment to social justice and his contributions to Canadian literature. This award is given to B.C. authors that have not only emphasized social justice but have also demonstrated exceptional literary skill in their works. The winner of the George Ryga Award receives a commemorative bust of Ryga, plus advertising for the winning book. The 10th annual Ryga Award will be presented at a gala March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus cafeteria. The event is free and will feature performances by hoop dancers; light refreshments will be served.

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Medieval age inspires

he medieval age remains an incredibly rich tapestry that continues to greatly influence contemporary Western civilization. It also provides an almost unparalleled setting for stories of virtually every genre. The Religion (2007) by Tim Willocks is a swashbuckling epic set adventure that plunges readers into another world and Peter Critchley time, a compelling tale of romance, courage and religious conflict on the island of Malta during the 16th century. The epic story details the medieval exploits of Capt. Matthias Tannhauser, a Saxon soldier of fortune with carnal appetite and a droll irreverence, and his unlikely journey to help French countess Carla La Penautier rescue her illegitimate son now trapped in a fundamentalist bloodbath between Christians and Muslims on Malta, an island under one of the most bloody and spectacular sieges in military history. Mattias, Carla and their companions must not only confront the invading Ottoman empire but a rogue Roman Inquisitor who happens to be the father of Carla’s lost child. Mattias and Carla do not even know the name of the boy, taken

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from her at his birth 12 years ago. The Religion is an epic novel and the first book in an epic trilogy. It is like a panel in a Renaissance triptych and is a vivid depiction of a world on the cusp of modernity. But like all great tales the characters are richly drawn, even flawed, and this imparts a gripping quality to the epic that even transcends the plot. The Doomsday Book (1992) by Connie Willis, a multiple Hugo-andNebula-award-winning author, is a storytelling triumph, a blend of classic science fiction and historical reconstruction. Kivrin, a history student at Oxford in 2048, travels back in time to a 14th century English village, at a time dangerously close to the onset of the Black Plague. When the technician responsible for the procedure falls prey to a 21st century epidemic, he accidentally sends Kivrin back not to 1320 but 1348 — right into the path of the Black Death. Unaware of the error at first, Kivrin becomes deeply involved in the life of the family that takes her in. But she soon discovers the truth and confronts the horrible, unending suffering of the plague that would wipe out half the population of Europe. She also discovers she is trapped in time while her rescuers in 21st century Oxford battle their own deadly epidemic and try to reach her in time. Willis brilliantly weaves two storylines together as she depicts a pair of

closely knit communities that face equally frightening and unknown enemies. The author uses the language of time travel and advanced technologies to speak of human concerns and finds parallels that transcend time in the hopes, struggles and fears of her modern and medieval characters. Mistress of the Art of Death (2008) by Ariana Franklin is an absorbing blend of historical fact and grisly fiction that will keep readers turning the pages. It is 1171 in Cambridge, England, and Henry II is extremely agitated — four children have been found murdered and mutilated and the townsfolk are blaming the Jews, who have sought shelter in the castle. King Henry, less concerned about the murderer than the tax revenue he is losing while the Jewish community languishes in the fortress, appeals to the king of Sicily to send him a master of the art of death, one who can examine the deceased and determine the cause of death. Dr. Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, a mistress of this art, arrives with a returning group of pilgrims. Along with an eunuch escort named Mansur and Simon of Naples, a Jew with an affinity for detection, she must piece together the mystery of these gruesome crimes before the monster kills again. These novels are available at your Okanagan Regional Library www.orl. bc.ca

Writer takes up residence at Mackie House Morning Star Staff

A Calgary writer is about to be surrounded by the peace, solitude and historical artifacts of the Mackie Lake House. Organized through Okanagan College, Kalamalka Press and the Mackie Lake House Foundation, Kathleen Brown is the next writer in residence to stay and work at the historic home in Coldstream. She will be at the Mackie house from today until March 20, with a public reception to be announced. Brown is a prose writer, poet and theatre artist based in Calgary. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in filling station, Carousel, Prairie Fire, West Coast Line, CV2, dandelion, The Fiddlehead, QWERTY, The GULCH Anthology (Tightrope Books), The Capilano Review, and Poetry is Dead. Recent academic writing is in the final issue of Open Letter.

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Kathleen Brown is the Mackie Lake House’s next writer in residence. She holds a master’s in English literature and creative writing from the University of New Brunswick. Last spring, Brown was nominated for

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the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction for her short story, Marhawks In Winter. As part of her interdisciplinary art explorations of the in(ter)ventions between art and writing she has  been working with sound and performance. Her current  multi-genre and multimedia performances include  an exploratory writing performance with Erin Robinsong, David Ip and Sean Frey, Osculations on a Theory of Islands, which has had showings recently in Toronto and San Diego. She is also working on a visual art installation, Memory Tunnel, with visual artist and music producer Greg Debicki (Woulg).  Brown was one of the final editors of Dandelion Magazine. Her work with Dandelion can be seen at www.the37series. ca. She curates a reading series in Toronto, The Vagabond Trust, with Darrah Teitel and Jason Maghanoy.

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n ancient Judea, a young man named Jesus of Nazareth developed a following that garnered the attention of both priests and politicians. Priests claim Jesus to be a blasphemer, politicians claim he is a traitor. Despite being able to Taylor and Howe work miracles, Jesus does not prove he is the Son of God to his persecutors, believing his coming crucifixion is the will of God and the purpose of his being. We say, “There’s nothing new here.” TAYLOR: It’s our job to go to movies, then discuss what we did or didn’t like about them and why. So while the story of Jesus is interesting, moving and worthy of telling just for the mere entertainment of it, it’s not a story we don’t already know. Sometimes a movie is made of a story everyone already knows,

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but there are things that make the film relevant or important in its time and place. So audiences go to 300 to see the Spartans lose to the Persians, because it’s action-packed and is filmed artistically. Or they go to Titanic because it’s been fictionalized a bit to create a moving love story that takes place within the boundaries of a historical event. HOWE: I found it to be just a check list of sayings: “Live by the sword, die by the sword” or “He who casts the first stone,” etc. It felt more like a Sunday school teaching rather than a movie, or one huge commercial to try and gather more followers for the Christian faith. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not knocking religion, because it has its place in history, it’s just that Son of God as a movie doesn’t come close to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. TAYLOR: I never saw The Passion, but even so, Son of God simply goes through the motions, ticking off all the boxes of the Jesus tale. There are no surprises, it is not a particularly artful rendering, the

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locations are impressive enough but the photography is not. Costumes and setting were acceptable but I’m most unimpressed with the casting of the film, because although Jesus (Diego Morgado) looks like the quintessential, impossible depiction of who we’ve come to relate to, (albeit with hazel eyes,) he and his devotees are a hodge podge of races and accents. I think this was intentionally done to, as you point out, make the story more accessible. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, unless that was your sole purpose in making the film. If you have no idea about the story of Jesus, Son of God provides a disjointed series of vignettes about the life of a man with magical powers who is persecuted and murdered for suggesting we love each other and live in peace. I think this film preaches to the choir and because of that, needn’t exist. HOWE: Amen. — Howe gives Son of God 2 retellings of the story out of 5. — Taylor gives it 2 Flavian Conspiracies out of 5. The film is currently showing at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

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Ekaterina (Kathy) Silchenko was born on April 8th, 1930 in Astrahaly, Russia and was called Home to be with her Lord on March 2nd, 2014 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 83 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons; Alex (Michelle) Silchenko and Eric (Elvera) Silchenko, her grandchildren; Ed, Serena and Mila, her great-grandchildren; Payton, Brandon and Sophia, her brothers; Wally and Serge, her sisters; Alexandra, Helen and Natalie along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband; Peter and by her parents; Ivan and TaƟana Kozin. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 11 , 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Victor Lutsenko oĸciaƟng. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. th

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ALLEN, Fay Bettylou It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Fay Bettylou Allen on March 6, 2014 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Susan Drexler 1941 - 2014

On February 26th 2014, our beloved and cherished Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, lost her baƩle with cancer and passed away with her husband, Don, of 49 years, beside her. Mom was born in Ootsa Lake, BC, lived throughout BC and AB, and raised her family in MerriƩ and sernon, BC. Mom loved Christmas, road trips, ‘B’ movies, second hand shopping, kniƫng, bingo, wowing people with her food, and helping her kids perfect her ‘a pinch of this’ and ‘a handful of that’ recipes, oŌen over the phone. Mom worked in the food industry for most of her life, for the last 12 years at the Schubert Centre, where she was known as ‘The Queen of Cinnamon Buns’. Trust me, her’s were beƩer. Mom’s work ethic was unsurpassed and she oŌen made big, complicated meals at home and at work, look easy. Mom met all of her families needs with love and humor. She made each of her children and grandchildren feel special with her care packages and gentle nature. She never spoke badly of anyone rather, would try to understand their perspecƟve or simply say nothing. She gave everything and took nothing. Mom leŌ a void that can never be Įlled and an ache in the heart of anyone that knew her beauƟful smile. Mom, our hearts, lives and, kitchen’s will be empƟer without you but, ,eaven has a new ,ead Chef and an amazing human being on their team. Thank You for all that you have taught us, even now. A CelebraƟon of Life will be held at the Schubert Centre March 1ϱth from 1 to ϯ pm. DonaƟons on Mom’s behalf can be made to the sernon ,ospice ,ouse ;Thank You to the amazing staīͿ or the Schubert Centre, Mom’s extended family.

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Anton (Tony) Kuntsmann 1941 – 2014 Anton (Tony) Kuntsmann of Armstrong, BC passed away in his home on March 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 31 years: Judy; son: Harald (Yohana); two step-daughters: Jennifer (Terry), Lori (ScoƩ); six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was born in Passau, Germany where he is also survived by two sisters: Theresa, Gisela (Reinhold); great niece: BrigiƩe (Sepp); and two great nieces: Evelyn and Sabine. Tony loved to travel. He lived and worked in many diīerent countries and various locaƟons within Canada. He was a mulƟ-talented man with the ability to Įx, build, or manufacture anything he set his mind to. He will be missed by his family and all of those who loved him. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternaƟves.ca CremaƟon arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

TILBERT, Bernetta Fay BerneƩa passed away peacefully on Monday, March ϯrd, 2014 and has gone to be with Bob, her husband of 64 years. She is survived by two sons, sernon ;:uliͿ of Lumby, and Lee Zobert of Sylvan Lake, AB͖ one daughter, Lorna Bramley of Lumby͖ grandchildren͗ sanessa, Cavan, Zuby, Eancy, Lee Terence, Lance, and Cole ;:enniferͿ Bramley͖ great grandchildren, numerous other relaƟves and many dear friends. The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of BerneƩa will be held at Trinity hnited Church in Lumby on Saturday, March 1ϱth, 2014 at 11͗00 a.m. Zev. Lily Watson oĸciaƟng. Flowers gratefully declined. Those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of BerneƩa may do so to the Zoyal Canadian Legion, 2016 Miller Street, Lumby, B.C. s0 2G0. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wleasant salley Funeral ,ome, Whone͗ 2ϱ0 ϱ42 4ϯϯϯ. Condolences may be oīered at www. pleasantvalleyĬ.com


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MARY LOCHHEAD March 9, 1924 – March 2, 2014

It is with hearƞelt sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Mary Lochhead, aŌer a brief illness at the age of 89 years at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Mary was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent most of her childhood years there before moving to Calgary. There she met her future husband, Jim Lochhead, and soon aŌer, both enlisted in the Canadian Army and AirForce and served our Country from 1942 ʹ 1945. When the war ended work brought them to Vernon where they decided to stay and raise their family. Mary and Jim, along with their close friends, Tom and Norah Foord, decided in 1953 to become partners and start a small Ɵre business in downtown Vernon which is known today as one of Vernon’s biggest success stories. KAL TIRE was a huge life achievement for both, which they were extremely proud. In 1978 Mary and Jim decided to reƟre from business and enũoy family life travelling, golĮng & curling.

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REGIONAL and Long haul drivers wanted. We offer stable secure employment, Extended Benefits, Pension Plan, Auto Deposit Pay, $0.70 per mile BC runs, $0.65 BC/AB runs, paid tire chains, tarps, and extra picks /drops. Class 1 with clean abstract and verifiable mountain experience, apply online: at sutco.ca or fax: 250-357-2009. Call 1888-357-2612 Ext:230 Wanted Immediately 4 local drivers; We require 4 class 1 drivers for local work; Duties include local deliveries in and around the Okanagan area as well as switches. Must be willing and able to work rotating weekends. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Please fax resume with current abstract: 250-546-0600. Email parris@ricknickelltrucking.com no phone calls please.

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Mary will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Sandy (Neil) Mitchell of Qualicum, B.C., Dan (Debbie) of Vernon, Jamie (Linda) of Kelowna, and Larry (Donna) of Vernon, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, in 2005.

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We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phones calls or walk in’s please.

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As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send a donaƟon in memory of Mary to the North Okanagan Hospice House at 3605 ʹ 27 Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.

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Concrete forming, must have experience, then i need you. Local work. Please respond to Box # 2 c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

COOK Req. F/T for Rosalinda’s Filipino Kitchen 2810 33rd Street Vernon, BC. $11.50/hr. Cook / Prep / Clean. Filipino / Canadian experience & High School Preferred. Please send resume: t_smelser@yahoo.ca

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Applicants must be physically fit. Benefits after three months. Wages dependant on experience. Please drop off your resume at our corporate headquarters #205 - 3303 Coldstream Avenue, Vernon.

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

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 SEASON

EXPERIENCED SERVERS & LINE COOKS Please apply in person with a resumĂŠ 9401 Highway 97, Vernon, BC

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

(Part-Time — Permanent) Reporting to the Manager, Recreation Services, this position is responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of ice arenas. This job involves shift work including evenings and weekends. Assignments are received from a supervisor who checks the workmanship for conformance with recognized practices and procedures in arena operations. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 14, 2014. Please quote competition # 14-COV-14.

CASHIER

(Full-Time — Temporary) May 12, 2014 to July 8, 2014 approximately Reporting to the Manager, Revenue Services, this position receives, records, and balances various cash amounts. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 18, 2014. Please quote competition # 17-COV-14.

DATA ENTRY CLERK

(Part-Time — Temporary) (2 positions) May 5, 2014 to July 25, 2014 approximately Reporting to the Manager, Revenue Services, this position processes information from source documents into the accounting system and verifies the accuracy of data input. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 18, 2014. Please quote competition # 15-COV-14.

Kindale Developmental Association

HOME SHARE PROVIDER

Share your home and/or your time providing support to adults with disabilities in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Lumby & Lavington. Home assessments and/or training will be provided. Send Expression of Interest letter to: Attention: Home Share Coordinator Kindale Developmental Association P.O. Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Fax: 250-546-3053 Email: kindale@kindale.net

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

PARKS HELPERS

(Full-Time — Temporary) (4 positions) April 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 approximately Reporting to the Manager, Public Works, this seasonal position carries out general labour duties necessary for parks, boulevard, and City facility grounds maintenance from April to October (approximately). Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 18, 2014. Please quote competition # 18-COV-14.

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Full Time Listing Coordinator required for busy Real Estate office. Duties include measuring of homes, photos, virtual tours, uploading to MLS system, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin. Experience preferred. Please send resume to Box 23, c/o The Morning Star 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 Employment opportunity part time position. Applicants must be 19 or older.

(Shift Work - includes nights and weekends) Bingo Floor Sales and Concession Work for holiday coverage from mid-April to the end of August On the job training offered Food Safe preferred for Concession

Please fax resume to 250-542-1631 Or email to fairweather@shawcable.com

SWITCHBOARD - FINANCE

(Part-Time — Temporary) May 21, 2014 to July 3, 2014 approximately Reporting to the Manager, Revenue Services, this position is primarily responsible for answering and referring telephone calls for the Finance Department and performs other clerical tasks as assigned. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 18, 2014. Please quote competition # 16-COV-14.

Seeking another experienced, tolerant, stress resistant and courageous full-time or part-time Legal Assistant. Please apply with resume to: kernlaw@junction.net

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

4"-&4130'&44*0/"Valley First offers more than just a job — Valley First offers a lifestyle! We have a competitive total rewards package — including salary, benefits and incentive bonuses that it is worth having a conversation with us about.  Our credit union and insurance teams are currently recruiting experienced financial services and insurance professionals for locations across the Thompson Okanagan. For details and to apply visit www.valleyfirst.com/careers

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The Vernon Public Art Gallery is seeking a full time Marketing and Public Programming Coordinator. Duties include preparing and implementing a marketing plan, production of materials, basic level graphic design, social media, media relations, event coordination, as well as development and implementation of our public and educational programming and assisting with general operational duties as required. Desired qualifications include related university degree, experience with Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress, and strong communication and organizational skills. Apply with cover letter and three references to: Vernon Public Art Gallery, Attn: Dauna Kennedy Grant, Executive Director 3228 - 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 email: dauna@vernonpublicartgallery.com (No phone calls please)


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Frontline Traffic Control requires Certified experienced TCP, require own transportation, wages DOE. Reliable people need only apply. 250309-3452 before 6pm or Fax resume: 250-838-0896

House Cleaner required, part time on call, leading to full. Permanent. Must pass criminal record check & have own auto.Exp preferred,but not nec. 250-558-7839 or email resume to mikeruhwald@hotmail.com

Come join our team! The Longhorn Pub is seeking experienced servers. You must be able to work in a fast paced environment and deliver exceptional customer service. Previous experience in a restaurant or as a bartender an asset. All applicants must possess a Serving It Right certificate. We offer a competitive wage plus benefit package. Please apply in person with resume at 4513 25th Avenue Vernon B.C.

GROWERS SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED is looking for a location manager in our Vernon, BC store. The successful candidate will be an outgoing sales leader with strong communication skills, relationship building ability and knowledge of crops grown in the area. Experience in fertilizer and crop protection retaail is highly preferred. This is a great opportunity with a well-established local company that offers competitive salary and benefits. Position is available immediately. Apply with resume to hr@growerssupply.biz or fax to 250-765-4545.

Metal roofing installer, shinglers & labours. Must have transportation. Call 250-3093157 or send resume to: curlyroof@gmail.com

WE ARE GETTING READY FOR A BUSY SPRING & SUMMER

If you are a confident, highly motivated, energetic individual with min. 3 yr. experience and are seeking a career opportunity, then we invite you to join our dynamic team. We are currently looking for high energy LEAD COOKS for a fast paced kitchen. Please apply in person with resumé and Food Safe Certificate between 2 & 4 daily

4215-32nd Street, Vernon Professional Office Assistant Vernon location We are looking for an individual with the ability to multi-task, and work independently. The ideal candidate will have: - 2 years experience in an administration role. - Applicants must be able to work in a confidential office, and work in a fast paced environment - provide excellent customer service and communication skills. Position will be part time hours 20-25 per week, usually on a 9-1 or 2pm day and be flexible to work additional hours on request. Compensation will be based upon experience. Please provide you resume along with references to Box 24 c/o TheMorning Star 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 Position will close on March 19th.

Advertising Sales Consultant The Vernon Morning Star has an opportunity for an Advertising Sales Consultant, a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player who is organized, competitive and driven to help clients develop their marketing strategies. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance on consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. Our environment is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A valid driver’s license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. Reply in confidence with resumé by March 21, 2014, attention: Ian Jensen 4407 - 25 Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 Fax: 250-558-3468 Email: publisher@vernonmorningstar.com No phone calls, please.

Routes Available Consider being an independent carrier for ARMSTRONG RT 520 - Highland Park Dr & Highland Park Cres • 68 papers • Avail. now BELLA VISTA RT 5 - 27 Ave & 43 St • 123 papers • Avail. now RT 106 - Bella Vista Rd & Burton Rd • 118 papers • Avail. now BX RT 94 - 40 Ave & 22 St • 65 papers • Avail. now RT 105 - PV Rd & 16 St • 71 papers • Avail. now RT 108 - Cascade & Mutrie Rd • 96 papers • Avail. now COLDSTREAM RT 214 - Westkal Rd • 76 papers • Avail. now RT 215 - Aberdeen & Venables • 100 papers • Avail. now RT 216 - Giles Dr & DeJong Dr • 92 papers • Avail. now RT 242 - Michael Dr & Lambert Dr • 75 papers • Avail. now EAST HILL RT 61 - 15 St & 16 St • 116 papers • Avail. now RT 77 - 32 Ave & 12 St • 63 papers • Avail. Apr 2 RT 84 - 30 Ave & 13 St • 70 papers • Avail. now RT 95 - 25 Ave & 26 Ave (Sandpiper) • 67 papers • Avail. now LUMBY RT 603 - Fairview Ave & Catt Ave • 59 papers • Avail. Mar 23 RT 605 - Park Ave & Wood Ln • 50 papers • Avail. Mar 23 RT 606 - Shuwap Ln & Shuswap Ave • 119 papers • Avail. now MISSION HILL RT 21 - 18 Ave & 31 St • 90 papers • Avail. now RT 71 - 20 Ave & 36 St • 74 papers • Avail. now RT 122 - 17 Ave & 34 St • 54 papers • Avail.now OKANAGAN LANDING RT 405 - Cameo N & Lakeridge Dr • 146 papers • Avail. now RT 417 - Cummins & Marshall • 91 papers • Avail. now RT 418 - Dallas Rd & Myriad Rd • 147 papers • Avail. now RT 419 - OK Ldg Rd & 6902 OK Terrace • 40 papers • Avail. now RT 423 - Long Acre Dr & Klinger Rd • 92 papers • Avail. now

DESC SERVICES DESC Services is looking for a Part Time Community Support worker. This position provides 1-1 support young male with developmental disabilities along with a relief/on call component. Shifts can include mornings, evenings and weekends. Successful candidate will have experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities, relevant postsecondary education, a clear criminal record check, drivers licence and reliable vehicle. Given the support needs of the individual, male applicants are preferred. Please send resume to descokanagan@shaw.ca Full-time Building Operator required for Vernon Square Mall. You will have proven experience in general maintenance and repairs. Comfortable working outdoors on a regular basis and performing tasks that require heavy lifting. Must have knowledge of HVAC and electrical systems and experience in landscaping and irrigation maintenance. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and understand the importance of teamwork. Flexibility in regards to work availability is a must. Qualified candidates are invited to mail or fax a resume to: Property Manager, Vernon Square RioCan Management (BC) Inc. #200 – 1640 Leckie Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7C6 Fax: 250-861-5668 Housekeeping Front Desk Staff. Housekeeping: previous exper helpful, but not nec. Front desk: Computer proficiency or Wyndham Soft Hotel Prgm exper. is required. Great opportunity for a mature individual. Drop off resume w/reference to: 4006 32nd street, Vernon. No phone calls/faxes. Local Food distribution company looking for experienced class #1 driver (abstract required). Job is full time delivering food products to the interior of B.C. Competitive wages and full benefits. Will involve some lifting up to 55 lbs. Contact john@snowcapinterior.com

PAUL ORCHARD LTD. General farm labour required in Vernon & Oyama. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. June 20-Oct 31. $10.33/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. 4116 Cascade Dr. Vernon, BC, V1T 9M2.

Contact Circulation • 250-550-7901

Help Wanted

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Kindale Developmental Association

Accountant

Employment Help Wanted

Work Wanted

Quality Control Supervisor

Carpenters available for renos & new construction. $25/hr or by quote. Quality work 250-309-3682 or 250938-7057 Experienced Class 1 driver seeking local work. Call Ivan at 250-558-9138

wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. Seasonal position. Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Quality Control in the cherry industry, as well as experience operating a multi-lane cherry optical sizer with color variance programming and defect sorting. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from July 7, 2014 to September 10, 2014. Accommodation provided if required. Pay rate $14.00$16.00/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email: jobs@coralbeach.ca

Seasonal Farm Laborer

Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately July 2, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.33/hour. Accommodation provided if required. Apply by fax at 250766-0813 or by email at: jobs@coralbeach.ca Small Engine Technician Savoy Equipment is under new ownership and we are currently accepting resume’s for the position of Small Engine Technician in our Vernon store. This is a seasonal and/or part time position to start but could work into something more permanent. Applicants must have experience working with small engines including chainsaws, and/or lawnmowers. Please submit resume’s to savoyequipment@gmail.co m or drop off to the attention of Kyle Duncan at the Vernon store.

Trades, Technical HIRING in Fort St John, BC. EXPERIENCED MILL ELECTRICIANS. Wage up to $50/hr. Housing & Benefits. Shift-7days on/ 7off. Email resume: tom@fsjelec.com or fax 250-630-2114 Ph: 250-2634350

Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Will do pretty much anything. Large or small. Kris 250-308-4100.

Landscaping

Accounting certification and education at a degree level, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years’ experience in a finance and accounting role, preferably with a non-profit organization. Experience with Adagio would be considered an asset. Our Accountant is responsible for all finance and accounting functions including internal and external financial and statutory reporting, budgeting, variance analysis, accounts payable/receivable, and internal audit, as well as internal information management requirements of the organization. If you have the skill set and experience, send your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Deborah Anderson deborah_anderson@kindale.net with Accountant in the Subject Line. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Kindale Developmental Association is dedicated to achieving a work force that is representative of the communities we serve. Kindale is an equal opportunity employer. www.kindale.net

Art/Music/Dancing Learn to play Piano/Keyboard. Polson Park Music School. Lessons only $11 per hr 250-542-0800 Piano, Theory, composing. 40+ years experience, beginner-advance, all ages(adults welcome). Exam prep, jazz, popular, online music etc., “fun,caring, a brilliant musician”.Excellent roll model for our kids. Discuss study plans,fees at first meeting(no charge).Lessons in central Vernon. arnesahlen@hotmail.com or 250-540-4242.

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

Cleaning Services Higher Standards Cleaning Bonded & Insured. Call Alice 250-558-0840

Kitchen Cabinets Bring your Cabinets back to life with Remedy Cabinets. Renewing and Updating with savings for 22 years. Free estimates 250-309-9673

Moving & Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 250-545-8118 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. U1ST - MOVING 2 ton. Prices starting at $65/hr. Call 250859-8362. FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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Landscaping • Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies

Authorized Dealer

Kindale is currently seeking candidates for the position of ACCOUNTANT.

Hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Services

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

Kindale Developmental Association is a progressive non-profit organization, dedicated to help create inclusive communities for adults with developmental disabilities. Kindale has it’s office in Armstrong and provides various programs and services, providing direct human services. This full time Accountant position is responsible for the operations and administration of financial  management for Kindale Developmental Association. Ensures that all necessary financial systems are in place and that our operations meet the requirements of sound accounting procedures and practices.

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CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663

Seniors Discount Free Estimates Emergency Repairs

We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price. Book now!

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OK Landing Lawn & Garden Leaf Removal • Shrub/Hedge Shaping Pruning • Mowing • Yard Cleanup Nutrient Management Jake 250-351-5478 Cell Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

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• New Construction or Renovations • Installations • Milgard Vinyl, Fiberglass & Aluminum Windows • Interior & Exterior Doors • FREE ESTIMATES Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 • Phone (250) 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977

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Repaints our specialty • Also T-bar Installed! g • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured

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Painting & Decorating WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

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

PRO JUNK REMOVAL We haul more for less. DAILY DUMP RUNS 4 Trucks serving Vernon 7 Days a week

250-766-3835

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay First crop hay, $3.75 a bale call 250-309-5956 Hay for sale.Grass hay alfalfa grass mix 1st cut. 250-5451817.

Livestock 2 Black Angus Bulls and 1 York/Landrace X Boar for sale. (250)546-9766

Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter • Feral cat trap/neuter/ return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

$500 & Under

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

SINGER 360 Knitting machine punchcard-ribber many attachments- books $450., Connair professional steamer, 1500w, $50. 1 (250)832-4399

NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791

Commercial/ Industrial

Firearms WINCHESTER Model 94, 30-30, lever-action rifle, new condition, spotless, $650 incl 2 boxes ammo, Firearms Lic. Acquisition req’d. 250-5456640

Furniture SLIDE INTO COMFORT w/ A BRAND NEW QUEEN MATTRESS $160. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Medical Supplies

Musical Instruments

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

Kawai Piano Exc cond, $600. Light Oak Dining Suite, table & 6 chairs, China Cabinet & Hutch $1400. (250)549-3707 or leave message please

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Sporting Goods

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN

Home Gym Equipment

2 chainsaws Stihl MS250 $325, McCulloch Pro Mac 650 $175 250-307-0009 “Old pharts used parts” misc lawn & garden tractor parts attachments 250-307-0009

Heavy Duty Machinery

Need a trusted person to speak to in confidence and without pressure? I’m your gal and I don’t bite. Beth Marks 250-306-2384 Sutton Realtor

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250-549-7258 AFFORDABLE LUXURY BETTER THAN NEW. Completely redone beauty, over 2100 sq ft on one level. Many features not found in an new home in this price range. 9 new app. 4 rooms with fireplaces, huge birch kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring, built in wall to wall entertainment centre, huge garage, lots of parking. Country setting, Vernon area. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed. $479,900. 403540-2991

Mobile Homes & Parks Best pad in park with 3 bdrm double wide, custom cabinets. Interior drywalled. $85,000. 250-542-8406.

REDUCED TO SELL!!! • • • • •

Park Model and Lot for sale # 98 Swan Lake RV resort. Lakefront Air Conditioning Loads of natural light Clean and well kept Low maintenance

$190,000.00 O.B.O. Call to view:

250-308-7862

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

Livestock

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING OR SELLING?

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

Livestock

Auctions

Misc. Wanted

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

Garden Equipment

HUGE AUCTION - MASSIVE INVENTORY OF FLOORING UNRESERVED - Equipment, forklift, tools, displays, racking, more - SAT. March 15th 2207 48th Ave., Vernon - 10 AM - Advance viewing 8 AM or view online @ www.westernstarauctions.com

Appliances Brand new front load washer, white w/2 year warranty. Direct drive. Paid $1,000 Asking $800. obo. 778-473-2004.

Renovating kitchen, various sizes of kitchen cherry cupboards.Admiral black smooth countertop w/electric elements, s/s black Whirlpool fridge water/ice depenser.Genn-air wall oven & Microwave flush convection.In good working order.Best offer.250558-5848 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 863-3082 Chad 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 Royal Canadian Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250-864-3521 I make house calls! PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

2 piece China Cabinet, Dining Table & six chairs. Great Condition. $500. (250)503-2468 53 inch Sony tv, gently used high end Sony Proj. tv. Multi PIP & surround sound. Like new! $200obo 250-558-5026 Back 40 Scrap & Salvage. Free metal pickup & drop off site. Up to $100 for complete vehicles. Call 250-309-6107 IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-306-8489 for details. Maytag agitator Washer & Dryer, cream, exc condition. test run. $300./set, New Birdcage $100.; Solid wood stereo, turn table & am/fm $200. 250-545-5694 lv msg

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Powertech Work Bench Universal Gym • comes with 250 lb of weights

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B.C. residents will be able to buy B.C. wine from grocery stores by early next year, with some stores connected to liquor stores that offer full selection including hard liquor. The provincial government released its framework for a major overhaul of liquor policy Thursday. It proposes a small number of new licences for Vintners’ Quality Alliance (VQA) wine sales from grocery store shelves, with future expansion to include B.C.-made craft beer under the same licences. Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap said all alcohol sales will be rung through at separate cash registers, with staff trained in an expanded “Serving It Right” course to check identification and sobriety. Customers will be able to stock up on groceries and alcoholic beverages in the same shopping cart, whether from in-store B.C. wine or products from a connected liquor store. Changes to take effect by this summer include licensing B.C. wine and beer sales and tasting at farmers’ markets, permitting “happy hour” drink discounts at licensed

businesses and removing the requirement for fenced beer gardens at approved outdoor festivals. Yap said the government is adopting a recommendation from provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and other health officials to tie prices to alcohol content, in an effort to reduce over-consumption. The government plans to maintain its cap on the number of liquor stores, with 670 private stores now in operation. Liquor stores are currently restricted to relocating no more than five km from their original location, but that restriction is being lifted so a licence can be sold or moved anywhere in the province. Yap said that would allow either a government or private liquor store to relocate next to a grocery store. Another major change in the works is to wholesale pricing from the government’s

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for Cupcakes and Coffee / Tea as a “Thank You to the community” for a successful 2013. We are proud that “YOU” voted for us during Winter Carnival as we won the “Best Chili Spirit Award”. Also “YOU” voted us into 2nd Place in the “Best Pizza in Vernon” Contest. Our Hockey Team, The Billy D’s X-Plosions, did us proud with their terrific team spirit. Thank you for representing us. Most of all, Thank You to all who stopped in for a bite to eat or coffee. We couldn’t have done it without “YOU”. We look forward to a successful 2014 with “YOU” in it. Thanks again!

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Appeal court upholds tests TOM FLETCHER Black Press

B.C. police will continue to impose 90-day driving suspensions and seize vehicles of drivers who fail a breath alcohol test, after a constitutional challenge was turned away Monday by the B.C. Court of Appeal. “It’s a matter of public safety on our roads, and so we’re carrying on with the immediate roadside prohibition program,” Attorney General Suzanne Anton said Monday. The law was challenged by six drivers who had either blown a “fail” reading on a roadside blood alcohol screening device, or refused to blow. The court found that the roadside suspensions do not supplant the Criminal Code, where police still have the option of laying impaired driving charges. “The legislation does not create a criminal or quasi-criminal proceeding, nor does it lead to true penal consequences” when it allows licence suspensions, penalties and impound fees, three appeal

court justices agreed. The “immediate roadside prohibition” program took effect in 2010, replacing most impaired driving charges with administrative penalties, including a three-day driving ban and a $200 administrative fee for those who register between 0.05 and 0.08, if the police officer has reason to believe the driver is impaired. For those who blow in the “impaired” range of 0.08 or higher, police have the option of imposing a 90-day driving ban, a $500 penalty and impounding the vehicle for 30 days instead of laying a charge. Towing and impounding a vehicle can result in a $700 bill, and a $1,400 mandatory “responsible driver program” may also be required before the driver’s licence is returned. After an initial court challenge, the law was amended to require police to offer a second roadside test to anyone who fails, and to advise drivers they can appeal their suspension to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

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Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open House The City of Vernon is currently completing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A CWPP is used to guide wildfire protection planning for the city and includes public education, structure protection, training, emergency response and vegetation management. As a part of this process, City staff and Forsite Consultants Ltd. (Forsite) are hosting an Open House to seek public input. The Open House will address the following components: • the Community Wildfire Protection Plan process • results of a wildfire threat assessment completed for the city, with wildfire interface zones • opportunities for fuel management treatments The Open House will be in Council Chambers at City Hall (3400 - 30th Avenue), from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday March 13, 2014. City Staff and representatives from Forsite will be in attendance.

Open House: Pleasant Valley Road Construction The City of Vernon will be carrying out construction in Pleasant Valley Road between 41st Avenue and 48th Avenue starting in the Spring and continuing through to Fall of 2014. The project includes replacement of underground utilities, road resurfacing and a new sidewalk. A public open house for the project will be held on Tuesday, March 11 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the City of Vernon Council Chambers. City staff and the consulting engineer will be in attendance to review the proposed works and answer questions regarding the upcoming project. Please note that road closures and traffic control will be in place for the duration of construction. Access to homes and businesses within the construction area will be possible, but the road will be closed to through traffic.

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Marcie McLeod, with the BrainTrust Vernon office, presents Rick Windsor with two pressbox tickets to the March 29 Vancouver vs. Anaheim NHL game at Rogers Arena after his winning ticket was pulled at a recent Vipers game. The raffle raised $4,000 for BrainTrust Canada, a non-profit association.

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Vernon’s Best Route Mapping For Cycling and Walking City of Vernon invites you to review the final draft of the best routes mapping for cycling and walking. When? Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Where? East Hill Community Church, 3605 – 12th Street Please RSVP to csbreception@vernon.ca or call 250-550-3634 by March 10. For more information please visit: www.vernonmoves.ca/vernonmoves This project is co-funded by the City of Vernon and the Healthy Communities Capacity Fund, a partnership between BC Healthy Communities Society and Healthy Families BC.

Economic Development Advisory Committee Request to Fill Two (2) Volunteer Positions The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill two (2) positions on the Economic Development Advisory Committee representing the following sectors: • 1 position - Retail Sector • 1 position - Science & Technology Sector The Committees purpose is to provide recommendations to Council on policies and strategic initiatives that will further enhance Vernon as an ideal business and investment location. Membership on the committee is comprised of a total of 16 voting members who are appointed for a two (2) year term. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or visit our website at vernon.ca/committees. Applications will be accepted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Council Meeting Calendar DATE Monday, March 10, 2014

MEETING Committee of the Whole of Council Regular Open Meeting of Council Public Hearing OCP Bylaw 5470 Bylaw 5474 4405 - 4611 Bellevue Drive Amendment together with Public Input for DVP00292 All Meetings of Council are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. If you require further information, please contact Patricia Bridal, Corporate Director. 8:40 am 1:30 pm 5:30 pm A B

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A48 Sunday, March 9, 2014 - The Morning Star

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Vernon Morning Star, March 09, 2014  

March 09, 2014 edition of the Vernon Morning Star

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