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The Okanagan escaped a close call with an invasive species that has devastated ecosystems across North America. On March 12, a Canada Customs official at the Osoyoos border crossing stopped a vehicle pulling a boat from Texas. It was headed for moorage in Okanagan Lake and it was infested with what was believed to be zebra or quagga mussels. “It’s because of the awareness raised by the Okanagan Basin Water Board that the customs officer acted,” said Juliette Cunningham, an OBWB director. The federal customs officer had no legislative authority to refuse entry to the vehicle, but the Cunningham truck driver co-operated and B.C. conservation officers were contacted. A decontamination unit was sent to the scene. The mussels are native to Europe but were introduced to North America and since then, they have spread across the continent, clogging water intake pipes, pumps and boat motors. They also deplete food sources for fish and produce toxins that kill fish and birds and contaminate drinking water. There is also a recreational impact as the razor-sharp shells can spread across beaches. The OBWB has suggested it could cost $43 million a year to manage the mussels if they arrive in the valley. Because of the potential risk, OBWB has been lobbying the federal government to permit border guards to inspect boats and prohibit entry of any contaminated vessels. It also wants the provincial government to create an inspection program. A report suggests that 19 per cent of the infected boats stopped in Idaho in the last five years were on their way to B.C. and Alberta.

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Similar to cracks in ice, fractures are developing over a proposed new arena in Greater Vernon. Directors Bob Fleming and Mike Macnabb used the Regional District of North Okanagan meeting Wednesday to reverse their positions on a previous decision to hold a referendum to fund a replacement ice sheet and decommission Civic Arena as an ice facility. “I am suffering from voter regret,” said Fleming of the motion approved at the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee March 11. “It (motion) includes things that are premature and inappropriate.” Fleming suggests the motion could be interpreted to cover the cost of demolishing Civic. In speaking to the board, Macnabb stated that the March 11 motion did not include those costs. “When we go to referendum, we have to tell the public what it costs,” he said, adding that he’s also not convinced that Civic needs to be abandoned as an ice sheet. “It’s by no means on its last legs.” An engineering assessment was recently conducted of the 1938 Civic Arena, plus a 1979 renovation. The report suggests it would cost $1.5 million to replace the slab surface, which is at risk from a deteriorating brine (refrigeration) system. The engineering report also says an immediate $100,000 in life and safety upgrades would be needed if Civic remains open while short-term upgrades of $5.6 million would be needed in two to five years. Fleming says spending $1.6 million on a new slab and safety concerns at Civic may be more cost-effective than $5 million on a new arena. “I didn’t realize we were writing off Civic when we voted for this (March 11),” he said. That brought a quick response from director Juliette Cunningham, who is GVAC chairperson. “I’m surprised you’re surprised because we had this discussion at GVAC,” she said. Cunningham insists that the exact price of a new arena will be determined before there is a final move to go to referendum. “When you look at the costs involved in Band-Aids at Civic, they’re significant. After 10 years, you probably still would have to look at replacing it,” she said. Director Doug Dirk pointed out that Civic runs a $160,000 annual operating deficit and moving towards a referendum doesn’t mean a new facility will actually be constructed. “If people don’t approve twinning Kal Tire Place or Priest Valley Arena, Civic will be looked at and the upgrades will go ahead,” he said. Fleming and Macnabb were referred to as obstructionist by director Mary-Jo O’Keefe, who is convinced Civic Arena will not be usable. “We don’t want the same sort of failure as occurred in Armstrong when they didn’t respond fast enough to an aging facility,” she said. Fleming continued to defend his case. “Information is what we’re looking for and we’re not trying to be obstructionist,” he said.

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Vernon postal workers hope residents will join their fight to save door-to-door service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers will hold a town hall meeting Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Schubert Centre to discuss Canada Post’s new service model. “We want to get people on board,” said Colt Wilson, local CUPW president, adding that the goal is to try and force Canada Post to reverse its

decision to eliminate door-to-door delivery across the country. The union says the loss of between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs comes at the same time that Canada Post is increasing stamp prices by 37 per cent March 31. “Meetings are being done right across the country,” said Wilson, who believes it’s essential for the union to create awareness among postal service customers. “We are also trying to get municipalities to pass

resolutions supporting local mail delivery.” Wilson says there could be a negative impact to the City of Vernon and the public if door-to-door delivery is replaced by neighbourhood mail boxes. “There is a potential cost associated with paving around the boxes and a cost of policing due to vandalism and graffiti in high crime areas of the community,” he said. “There would be increased traffic and parking issues in neighborhoods causing potential hazards for pedestrians.”

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Politicians are united in their admiration for North Okanagan athletes who took on the world. The Regional District of North Okanagan board has unanimously agreed to send congratulation letters to Paralympic gold medalists Ina Forrest, Sonja Gaudet and Josh Dueck, as well as Kevin Hill and Justin Dorey, who both competed in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “They have done a wonderful job presenting themselves to the world and they live here,” said director Mike Macnabb. “We should acknowledge their skills and dedication and be very proud of them.” Forrest, a Spallumcheen resident, and Gaudet, who lives in the BX, won gold in wheelchair curling at the Parlaympics while Vernon’s Dueck took gold and silver in sit-ski competitions. In the Winter Olympics, Hill, a Vernon resident, finished eighth in snowboard cross, while Dorey, also from Vernon, placed 12th in the men’s ski halfpipe. “It’s amazing that a regional district this size can produce this many Olympians and Paralympians,” said director Mary-Jo O’Keefe. “I was in Australia during the Olympics and Vernon got a lot of exposure.” RDNO staff are investigating options for a possible reception for the local athletes.

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Dispatch still based out of region RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Most North Okanagan communities will continue to receive emergency fire dispatch from operators sitting hundreds of kilometres away. The Regional District of North Okanagan board is renewing a fiveyear agreement with the Fraser Valley Regional District to provide fire dispatch to all communities Shirley Fowler with fire protection outside of Vernon. “They gave us a price that is totally acceptable and there haven’t been any problems with the service,” said Shirley Fowler, Armstrong director. “It’s prudent to let them carry on because they have done a good job.”

Under the new contract, Fraser Valley will be paid $35,000 to start and that will climb to $38,500 by the end of the five years. Fraser Valley took on the first contract in 2010. The City of Vernon, which was passed over for the service four years ago, met with RDNO officials in 2013 in an attempt to win the bid for 2014. However, RDNO staff recommended staying with Fraser Valley. Opposition to renewing the contract came from Vernon’s four representatives and Kevin Acton, Lumby director. “I believe the city should have been considered,” said Acton, adding that dispatch operators at the Vernon fire hall are more familiar with locations in the region. “We would have done our due diligence giving a local authority the opportunity to bid on it.” Vernon officials have argued that all fire dispatch should be based in the North

Okanagan. “Having separate fire dispatch services for our area, Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band, dispatched out of our station and the rest of the region dispatched out of Fraser Valley certainly creates operational challenges on types of incidents where our departments overlap,” said Keith Green, Vernon fire chief, in a November interview. “Large-scale incidents where mutual aid is required presents difficulties when the responding departments don’t share communication systems. We felt we could have provided a very attractive bid from both a financial perspective and an operational efficiency perspective.” Fowler believes Vernon may ultimately have an opportunity to pursue the dispatch service. “When the contract comes up in five years, we can look at it then,” said Fowler of going through a full tender process.

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Challenges aside, community agencies continue to benefit from the public. The United Way’s 2013 campaign raised $221,823, down 31 per cent from 2012’s $323,473. “Workplace campaigns have always been at the

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heart of our community fund campaign, but with the economy in our region still lagging, companies are making do with less and this in turn affects corporate and individual donations,” said Linda Yule, executive director. “Even during tough economic times, our supporters have still contributed more than $200,000 to our community and over the last five years, more than $1 million has been invested in vital programs by United Way.” Linda Yule Money raised by United Way go towards 24 non-profit agencies around the region. “We are funding post-partum and sexual abuse counselling for the Family Resource Centre because government funding is not available, after school programs in Enderby and Lumby because our rural areas are vulnerable, youth groups throughout the area and seniors’ programs,” said Yule. Some of the other initiatives include drug and alcohol programs for youth and adults and suicide prevention. “The volunteer community investment committee charged with distributing the funds, have some very hard decisions to make and will need to review the level of funding for many worthwhile programs,” said Yule. “Unfortunately, this will lessen the positive community impact the United Way strives for.”

Trial starts Monday Kathy michaels Black Press

The Canadian Union Of Postal workers is offering a public information session for all members of the community to become educated on Canada Posts proposed Five Point Action Plan. At the end of this power point presentation the public will be given a opportunity to ask questions or make comments. - This plan would see the elimination of all door to door delivery in Canada.

A 12-person jury has been selected to decide the fate of accused killer Matthew Foerster. The eight-man, four-woman jury will hear the matter of Foerster, from Cherryville, who is charged with the first degree murder of Armstrong teen Taylor Van Diest. The 18-year-old girl was found Halloween night in 2011 by train tracks near her home. She died shortly thereafter in hospital. The jury selection process took place in the Kelowna courthouse earlier this week, and the first day of the trial is slated for Monday. The trial is scheduled for three weeks.

- A loss of between 6000 - 8000 good paying Union jobs in Canada - A 37% increase in the price of a single stamp effective March 31th 2014 - The closure of more Corporate retail outlets paving the way for privatization and deregulation of Canada Post.

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Motorist injured in train crash LACHLAN LABERE Black Press

Authorities are investigating the circumstances behind a collision involving a train and a pickup truck Tuesday that resulted in a 27-year-old Armstrong man being airlifted to hospital. Sicamous RCMP received word of the incident on Tuesday at about 2:40 p.m. Sgt. Dave Dubnyk said investigating officers found a Dodge pickup sitting partially on the railroad tracks near Solsqua Road, about eight kilometres east of Sicamous. The train had hit the truck, crumpling the vehicle’s bed. “The early stages of the investigation indicate the truck was initially travelling eastbound on Highway 1 when it left the roadway and became lodged on the tracks,” said Dubnyk. “The train crew was able to apply the brakes, thereby slowing it down considerably prior to the impact.” Canadian Pacific spokesperson Salem Woodrow said the train crew sounded the horn to alert the truck’s driver, but was unable to stop the train in time, adding it can take up to a mile or more for a train to stop. RCMP, CP Rail police, BC Ambulance paramedics and the Eagle Valley Rescue Society arrived quickly on the scene and the driver, the truck’s only occupant, was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops with undetermined injuries. None of the CP crew was injured. Woodrow says CP’s police services continue to investigate the incident, and is not releasing any further information regarding the injured person’s identity.

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Vernon’s newest mural is being unveiled. The mural, which depicts a First World War internment camp, is at 2749 30th St. and the celebration takes place today at 11:30 a.m. Lead artist Michelle Loughery is leading participants through the design and creation of a large-scale community art installation. “The Wayfinder Project will align aboriginal communities with direct descendents of eastern Europeans interned in Canada during the First World War and will allow for cross community bridging and preservation of Canadian history,” she said. “Youth and elders will work together to collect local and cultural history, and will then translate their experiences into community art.” Everyone is welcome to attend today’s event. “They will be given opportunity to respond to the artwork, as well

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ell, the excitement has kind of died down now here at the palatial South Vernon offices of The Morning Star. I speak, of course, of former employee Donna Ritchie and her husband, Ron, winning a million bucks on the Lotto Max. The win meant instant retirement for Donna after nearly 10 years with The Morning Star, the last few as a smiling circulation assistant (for the record it’s believed Donna gave about four hours notice after informing staff of her and Ron’s windfall, Roger Knox which is totally fine with all of us). After the usual hugs and even a “big *&^%$# deal” from yours truly (in jest, people, relax), Donna and Ron were off to Kamloops to collect their $1 million and begin a new adventure in their life. Trust me, as has been said repeatedly, the lottery win couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple. I wish them all the best. I asked Donna how she and Ron were getting to Kamloops to collect the cheque. This was on a Monday, two days after finding out they had won, and they were heading to Kamloops on Tuesday. “Ron said he’s going to drive but I don’t know, we haven’t slept in 48 hours,” laughed Donna. Happy to report that the Ritchies did make it safely to and from Kamloops. I bring this up because we, the collective geniuses in The Morning Star editorial department, once had quite the debate on how we would get to Kamloops to collect a $50 million Lotto Max prize if we were that fortunate. Ten people in the department in on the ticket, 10 different ways of getting safely to Kamloops. Drive? Heaven’s no. We could end up in Monte Lake with the ticket being ruined. Fly? Oh my, the plane may crash on the

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20-minute flight to Kamloops. Train? Semi? Bus? Taxi? Boat? Walk (you can imagine how that suggestion went)? Once we picked the mode – if memory serves, I believe it was decided we would rent a bus with individual seats – we then couldn’t decide who would hold the ticket. So much for trust factor among colleagues. Wasn’t it at a fast food restaurant in the Fraser Valley in the late 1990s where a group won the lottery, then excluded one member of the group because she didn’t pay that particular week – the week they won – even though she had been paying regularly for years, and the matter had to go to court? Nothing dissolves friendships more than cash. Is there any one non-human item that we as a society worry more about than money? We lose sleep and increase blood pressure over bills, sports registrations, car repairs, house repairs, braces. Groups fundraise for themselves, or go to public votes to borrow cash for new facilities. Money, or lack of it, has forever been immortalized in music: Brother (or Buddy), Can You Spare A Dime? – Yip Harburg, 1930, made famous by Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee; Money For Nothing – Dire Straits; Money – Pink Floyd; Money That’s What I Want – The Beatles; Take The Money and Run – Steve Miller Band; and, of course, the Ritchies’ new favourite: If I Had A Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies (no word if Donna and Ron have bought Dijon ketchup, however). Money has also left its mark in literature: “The lack of money is the root of all evils.” – Mark Twain; “A fool and his money are soon parted.” – English proverb; “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” – Oscar Wilde. Personally, I’ll side with late British comedian Spike Milligan, who said: “All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.”

It should be considered a shot across the bow for federal and provincial officials. On March 12, a commercial transport truck showed up at the Osoyoos border crossing with a boat believed to be infested with zebra and quagga mussels. While the border guard didn’t have the legal authority to stop the truck from entering Canada, he ensured the boat didn’t head to its moorage spot on Okanagan Lake before it could be properly decontaminated. Without the customs officer being proactive, it’s quite possible life in the Okanagan could have changed forever. Native to Europe, quagga and zebra mussels have spread across most of North America, causing devastation whereever they go. They clog water intake pipes, pumps and boat motors. They also deplete food sources for fish and produce toxins that kill fish and birds and contaminate drinking water. Razor-sharp shells can also spread across beaches, making them dangerous places to tread barefoot. The Okanagan Basin Water Board has estimated it could cost $43 million a year to manage the mussels if they arrive here. Federal and provincial officals have ignored the threat up until now, but that can no longer be the case. Ottawa needs to initiate legislation immediately that prevents boats from entering Canada from the U.S. unless they have been inspected for mussels, while the provincial government must ensure there are monitoring stations along the U.S. and Alberta borders. And as the March 12 incident demonstrated, these invasive mussels could show up in the Okanagan at any time because there are no firm procedures in place to search for them. By continuing to sit on their hands, the federal and provincial governments are telling Okanagan residents that their economy, lifestyle and environment aren’t a priority.


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LAKE BYPASS John Davis’ letter to the editor astounded me. He has it backwards- his is the small town attitude in thinking that there are any benefits in bringing all of that polluting through traffic into the downtown area of any city in the north and central Okanagan. Tourists usually travel with a destination in mind and will divert their route if need be, not drive through congested local traffic looking for what? We have limited access to the lakes, plenty of sports facilities and Silver Star for winter sports. Also, what kind of high paying businesses is there that we can attract that is clean? We had a high-tech park set aside here for about 10 years which attracted nothing, and when the one business already here relocated, he went out of the city limits. As for the catastrophic accident waiting to happen on Mission Hill, will it happen tomorrow, next week or month? Do you not remember what happened in Kamloops with runaway trucks before they made their bypass? Losing the railway through the valley just puts more pressure on our already overcrowded roads.

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suppose Greater Vernon residents do not remember the good old days when we received our drinking water out of Kalamalka Lake and the irrigation water came from VID. In my opinion, this master water plan is nothing more than an ill-conceived joke on the Greater Vernon taxpayer when we would put filtered, treated water on to the land for irrigation purposes at the cost of millions of dollars. The domestic water user is only responsible for 20 per cent of the water usage but is charged an arm and a leg for water. Now we are supposed to go to Interior Health standards at the cost of millions of dollars more for filtration. If this present water is unsafe to drink, why are we allowed to consume it? Maybe the taxpayer should look at this from a

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legal stand point of view. When is the last time a person got sick or died from drink-

Let’s look at this traffic problem from another point by getting a bypass back in the OCP and working on relieving the traffic pollution. The west side of Okanagan Lake makes perfect sense, just as it did back in 1942 when the American engineers surveyed an inside route up to Alaska or even further back, the fur brigade trail. They knew the best way to traverse this beautiful valley back then and now it’s up to us in the North Okanagan to promote this bypass once again. If you believe that a bypass should be put back into the official community plan, write rmiles@ vernon.ca with your comments so council can debate and include it. Joanne Georgeson THE A WORD In a recent letter, the pro-amalgamation writer implied that the residents of Coldstream and BX were using the arenas, library, ball fields, recreation centre, etc. in Vernon without contributing to the costs. The writer may have been a little off with the facts, which will bring a deluge of rebuttals from Coldstream and BX, but there is considerable validity in the basic

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is right up there as one of the highest in North America, they want another 20 per cent increase to the water rates which will lead to less consumption and less revenue for the water board and continually higher rates to come because of less revenue. I do not know what the politicians in Greater Vernon are drinking for water but I believe it is affecting their brain cells. In my opinion, the people that are involved with Greater Vernon water and Interior Health remind me of bureaucrats sittng on the deck of the Titanic and trying to rearrange the deck chairs before it sinks. Again, in my opinion, these bureaucrats who are involved with Greater Vernon, if you took them down to Kal Beach, not one of them could lead a horse to water. I repeat, not one of them. John Hegler

frequency of use by the two groups about the same, roughly one out of every three cars or pedestrians in town does not contribute. As a resident of Coldstream, which was started with privilege and continues with privilege, I see this as inequitable and unjustifiable. The question is what to do about it? There is no easy short-term fix and the situation will only get worse as the surrounding areas continue to grow and use the city. The long-term solution is clearly unification. Herb Thorburn PAYING IT FORWARD Now I am really glad that I took the opportunity to give a small donation to a homeless person. Recently, I had to have a brief procedure at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. As I was contemplating whether to put my toonie into the parking machine or use my credit card for a one hour stay, a lovely young woman handed me her parking slip which still had two-and-a-half hours left on it. How thoughtful and kind of her. I hope she reads this so she can know that when I emerged from

the hospital, it still had more than an hour-and-a-half, and I was able to pay it forward one more time to a woman who had just parked in the handicapped section. Greg Milne

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Legislature sessions debated RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The Liberal government whip insists there isn’t a need for MLAs to gather at the Legislature just for the sake of meeting. The NDP opposition has introduced legislation that would ensure there is a fall sitting of the Legislature every year. “A fall sitting, over the years, has been used when needed,” said Eric Foster, Liberal MLA Eric Foster for Vernon-Monashee. “If the government, no matter which party it is, doesn’t have a full legislative calendar and you have a sitting, then everyone just sits around and talks.” The legislature sat for a total of 36 days in 2013, the fewest number of days in any year since 2001. The NDP say a fall sitting of the Legislature is important.

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The City of Vernon is considering public feedback on promoting pedestrian opportunities. About 47 residents recently turned out to provide input for a cycling and walking trail map. “The comments from this workshop will be included in the pedestrian and cycling master plan, which is part of the revised transportation plan and official community plan,” said Wendy Majewski,

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a drastically different person than who he was prior to injury. While Pearce can never compete in snowboarding again, he remains connected to his sport and is a strong advocate to bring awareness to the seriousness of brain injury. “Kevin is a great example of the invisible epidemic of brain injury,” says Magda Kapp, director of communications for BrainTrust Canada. “This refers to the fact that the longterm effects of brain injury cannot always be seen – they are cognitive in nature and show up as issues such as impaired judgment, impulsivity and limited short term memory. Vernon resident Shanda Hill (sister to Olympian Kevin Hill) will also speak about her personal experience with brain injury through a BMX crash (with a truck). “Brain injury can happen in an instant

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Over the next two years, farms, homes and businesses in Lake Country will be supplied with a water meter. Universal metering was approved by council as part of the water master plan in 2012 and the first phase of metering, estimated at $1 million, was approved within the 2014 budget. “Now all of Lake Country’s water customers will also know how much water they are using,” said Mayor James Baker. Implementation will begin in April with agricultural conJames Baker nections in the Oyama area, as well as with business customers. It is expected to take several months to complete these retrofit installations. Winfield, Carr’s Landing, and Okanagan Centre agricultural customers and residential connections are scheduled to begin next year, in spring 2015. Meters are being supplied to existing singlefamily residential and agricultural customers for free. There are no plans to charge newly-metered customers based on their consumption until at least 2017 after a mock billing cycle. Water rates have already been approved to increase each year until 2016 to fully fund implementation of the master plan. About one-third of residential customers in Lake Country already have water meters. Analysis conducted in 2012 found that these customers use much less water than their non-metered neighbours. “Information is empowering,” said Greg Buchholz, operations manager. “We only have access to so much water. Knowing how much we’re using is the responsible thing to do.” Residents will be contacted to make an appointment closer to the time retrofit meter installation in their area is scheduled. Installation takes about 90 minutes, during which the water has to be shut off

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It wasn’t an elimination game, but it sure felt like it. The Penticton Vees, with a 2-1 series lead, entered Kal Tire Place Tuesday night looking to head home comfortably ahead of the Vernon Vipers in the B.C. Hockey League playoffs. The Vipers melted away back-to-back third period leads against the Vees in two previous games. Not this time as the Vipers won 5-2 to level out the best-of-seven series. “It is a game we wanted real bad especially after losing last night being up 3-1,” said Vipers’ head coach Jason Williamson. “We knew we had to be on tonight,” said Vipers’ captain Ryan Renz. “You can’t go down 3-1 in a series to a team like that.” Game 5 took place Thursday night in Penticton with Game 6 returning to Kal Tire Place tonight. A Game 7 if nesessary, goes Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vipers bombarded Vees’ netminder Olivier Mantha. They were shooting from all angles, deflecting most of them, making life tough for Mantha. The Vipers outshot the Vees 12-2 in the opening 10 minutes. Vernon nearly matched their Game 3 shot total (19) in the first period. Brendan Persley struck first for the Vipers. Vernon cycled through a change in the offensive zone when Persley hopped over the bench, took an errant pass and stepped into a snap shot from the top of the left circle. The goal came at the 7:59 mark from Josh Bryan and Brett Mulcahy. The Vipers’ aggressive play may have cost them as Mason Blacklock took a tripping penalty while on the forecheck, opening the door for Penticton. The Vees answered on the powerplay as Nicholas Pierog tied it 1-1, from Brett Beauvais and Jarod Hilderman. Vees’ captain Brad McClure has been a lightning rod for productivity the entire series. The second period opened up with McClure getting the puck wide open in the left circle and unloading a howitzer on Vipers’ goalie Austin Smith. Smith was ready for it, swallowing the puck without allowing a rebound. McLure leads the BCHL playoffs in points with

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Vernon Vipers’ TJ Dumonceaux, right, and Penticton Vees’ Cody DePourcq battle for the loose puck during BCHL playoff action Tuesday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 5-2 to even the best-of-seven final series 2-2. 16, including nine goals. He averages two points a game. Heading into Game 4 of the Interior Conference final, he had three goals and three assists. For the first time in the series, the Vipers held the Stratford, Ont. product off the stat sheet. “We made sure we always had a body on him, not giving him any time or space,” said Renz. “Josh (Bryan) and Riley (Guenther) did a great job shutting him down,” said Williamson. Riley Alferd gave the Vees their first and only lead of the night before 1,775 fans. A shot from Matt Serratore kicked out perfectly to a wide open Alferd positioned in the slot, making it 2-1 Vees. Dylan Chanter delivered the biggest hit of the night. Serratore got caught with his head down in the neutral zone. Chanter stepped up and obliterated him. That crushing blow energized a mellow Viper crowd. Shortly after, Guenther teed up a slapshot from the point that whistled its way to the back of the net. Bryan and Blacklock assisted at the 16:43 of the second. “We got to play hard on the puck for 60 minutes,” said Vees’ coach Fred Harbinson. “Both teams have learned in this series that if you take a few minutes off it can change drastic momentum of game.” Before the period expired, the Vipers took take the lead once and for all. A gorgeous Sedin-like slap-pass from Chanter to Michael McNicholas put

the Vipers up 3-2. During the second intermission, an uncomfortable feeling crept across the crowd. The Vipers were taking the Vees into the third period with a lead, something they have been unable to hold the past two games. The Vipers didn’t venture into defensive mode, rather maintaining the same aggressive game-plan. They had several one-time chances and odd-man rushes, but Mantha kept the Vees in it. Mantha had no chance when Colton Sparrow added some Geico insurance late in the third. Sparrow grinded along the end boards and the corner, before walking in front of the net and sliding one between the legs of Mantha. Persley added an assist on the play giving Vernon a 4-2 lead with just under five minutes remaining. Persley added an empty-netter for his third point of the game sending Kal Tire Place into pandemonium. SKATE BITES: Marc Biega had 2+1 as the Coquitlam Express iced the Langley Rivermen 5-3 to take a 3-1 series lead...Kurt Keats and Matt Scarth each scored twice as the Powell River Kings ambushed the Victoria Grizzlies 8-3, levelling that series 2-2...In the KIJHL, Viper affiliate Dallas Calvin and ex-Viper Ryan Edwards each earned 1+1 as the Beaver Valley Nitehawks toppled the Creston Valley Thundercats 6-3 Wednesday night. The T-Cats took the series opener 5-4 Tuesday.

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Draws were finalized following weigh-ins this morning to determine tonight’s fight card at the Vernon Rec Centre. Boxers from B.C. and Alberta will square off in the event hosted by CounterPunch Boxing Club. “This will be the biggest amateur boxing event in B.C. in the last decade,” said Tony Stamboulieh, president of Boxing B.C. and head coach at CounterPunch. Tickets are $10. Male and female boxers 11 and up, along with Canadian champions, are confirmed. The Canadian champions will be fighting out of the senior division Vernon will have plenty of athletes testing their talents in the ring such as: Adam Woods (17), Usman Raza (21) and Hunter Byles (11). Vernon Boxing Club will also be showcasing fighters this weekend. There are 1 and 7 p.m. cards Saturday.

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The RE Postill & Sons Orphans usually get big goals from their big line of Bryce Kakoske, Leath Gare and Dave Robinson. They looked to d-man Jamie Johannson for the overtime heroics in a 5-4 Boston Pizza Hockey League win over the Spartan Auto Bulls Wednesday night at Priest Valley Arena. Game 2 in the best-of-three playoff championship series goes tonight (6:30, PV). A third game, if necessary, would go Sunday, 9:30 p.m., at PV. Kakoske, a former Vernon Viper winger, won the league scoring title with 64 goals and 138 points. He scored twice in the series opener. Chris Bradford and Biff McLeod supplied singles for the fifth-place Orphans (18-12). Gare pocketed three assists, while d-man Joe Dolling dished a pair of helpers. Johannson scored, unassisted, at 1:32 of suddendeath overtime. The second-place Bulls (21-9) forced the extra play when Steve St. Denis converted with 3:33 remaining. Taylor Jackson and Troy Blais drew assists. Blais pulled the Bulls within a goal four minutes before St. Denis clicked, while former Trail Smoke Eater d-man Jeff Mushaluk and Jackson had firstperiod snipes. Rodger Sewell blocked 24 shots for the win, while Travis Corrie made 26 saves in the loss. The Orphans reached the finals by holding off the regular-season champion Godard Excavating Predators 4-2 Tuesday night at PV. Gare, Rob Bauml, Robinson and Kakoske scored for the Orphans, who got three assists from Bradford and a deuce from Dolling. Cody Keller and former Creston Valley Thunder Cat d-man Kenny Johnstone, with a 65-footer which bounced in off goalie Jason Silzer’s shoulder and in, replied for the Preds. The Orphans outshot the Preds 29-23 with former Sicamous Eagle Chris Kingdon in net for the defending playoff champ Preds (26-4).

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Home-course knowledge led to numerous podium spots for the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club as they hosted the recent B.C. Timber Tour Freestyle Ski Series. More than 180 athletes aged 6-18 competed. On the mogul course, Hayden Person and Courtenay MacDonald resumed their strong seasons, taking home bronze medals in the men’s and women’s 13 and under age groups, respectively. Patrick Dew narrowly missed the podium in fourth (men’s 14-15) and Jamieson Gordon-Mason put in her bid for most improved skier with fifth in women’s 14-15. Also landing in the top-10 were Elena Gaskell (5th) and Jamie Rykuiter (6th) in the women’s 13 and under, Declan Stevenson (8th) in the men’s 13 and under, and Zachary Fenn (10th) in men’s 14-15. Saturday’s slopestyle event was the highlight of the season with Rex Thomas, coach of the Vancouver Freestyle Club, and former X-Games competitor, vocal in his praise of the Silver Star Mountain Park Crew IAN MARSH PHOTO “This is the best designed and safest slopestyle Paddy (Patrick) Marsh of the Silver Star Freestyle Club nails a 720 Mute Grab at the course we have ever competed on,” said Thomas. B.C. Timber Tour Series event on his home mountain. Former Silver Star freestyler Tyson Oland, now with Team B.C., returned home and showed he has what it takes to still rule the snow at Silver Star by winning the 10-11 division. Matthew Gardner finished eighth and Sam Rampado ninth in men’s 18+ event. Joining Oland on the podium was local legend Bryce Barker in the same class. Alex Sewell struck silver and Alexandre Wargniez garnered a second. Thomas Pool, Jake Ondrik and Tanner Gordon (all Silver bronze in the 6-7 group. Star alumni now with Team B.C.) placed second through fourth Saturday was also slopestyle day for the Super Youth division in the men’s 16-17 group. Dew continued his podium streak in with Charlie Erickson, in the 6-7 age group, dazzling parents and slopestyle, landing a switch misty 9 to land second in the men’s judges for gold. 14-15 group. Sewell was third, Anderson Bicknell fourth, and William Joining Dew in the top-10 was Zachary (Zee) Fenn and Landon Gordon, while Gordon-Mason was sixth on the ladies Erickson fifth. Moving up to the 8-9 boys category, Carter Leahy placed side. In the hotly-contested 13 and under category, Stevenson took third, while Nathan Sewell was fifth, Zach Loland 7th, and fourth followed by Sterling Peters sixth and Josiah Gaskell ninth. Matthew Mostyn 8th. Josh Ryan, back from injured reserve, knocked all the rust off MacDonald was fourth in ladies 13 and under. for second in the 10-11 boys division with Jaxon Peters seventh Elena Gaskell lead the charge Sunday morning in the Big Air and Ryan Mostyn eighth. event, landing a super clean Misty 540 to take the highest female Bush made another trip to the podium for silver, while Erik score of the day in all age groups. Joining Elena on the podium were MacDonald with a silver Urquhart was sixth. On the girls’ side, Paige Leahy earned silver and Rykuiter third for a Silver Star sweep in the ladies 13 and in the 6-7. Jordan Macdonald was third, Kate Erle fourth and Emily under. Gordon-Mason nailed possibly her cleanest 360 of the Broderick sixth in the 10-11 group. season to secure fifth in the 14-15 group. The mogul event on Sunday saw the 6-7 boys sweeping the Pool laid down the most technical trick of the weekend with a top-five with Alexandre Wargniez producing gold, Alex Sewell perfect switch double flipping cork 900 to absolutely stagger the crowd and judges earning him 96.3 (out of a possible 100). That second, Liam Person third, Charlie Erickson fourth and William Erickson fifth. was golden in the men’s 16-17. For the 8-9 boys, Nathan Sewell pocketed bronze, while Sam Thomas Rutkowski was third, while Dew topped the men’s Rampado put together a flourishing run to secure his first podi14-15 ahead of Gordon, in third, and Patrick Marsh, in fifth. Stevenson spun his way up a notch from Saturday to place um of the weekend with bronze in 10-11. Bush finished his medal third in 13 and under. Also in the top-10 were Peters (4th) and collection with a bronze in the 12 bracket, while Ella Garrod was second ahead of Leahy in the girls 6-7. Ben Rampado (7th). Gold sponsors were: Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen, Kal Tire, The Super Youth Event for ages 12 and under opened with the Big Air on Friday. Silver Star’s Liam Bush sailed high above the CIBC Wood Gundy and Monashee Powder. rest to reach gold, while Caden Danbrook bagged bronze in the

After a great start to their female Midget Tier 1 B.C. Hockey Championships at the Shaw Centre, the Salmon Arm Silvertips have been eliminated from the playoffs. They dropped two straight after a 2-0-1 start in the seven-team tournament. The Richmond Ravens brushed back Salmon Arm 3-1 Wednesday night in a very physical affair. Maddison Turner scored for the Silvertips, 17:20 in the second period, from Sydney Castle (Vernon). The penalty kill unit was outstanding against the Ravens. The Silvertips killed six-of-seven man advantages, including two four-minute powerplays in the third period. “Jamie (Sedore) has been remarkable in net for us. She has been our MVP so far,” said assistant coach Rob Bauml, of Vernon. Sedore turned away 37 Ravens shots. The Silvertips needed a win Wednesday to keep in front of the pack for second place. Salmon Arm lost to Surrey 5-2 Tuesday night in their second game of the day. “We had a great start, but we didn’t have the legs to finish this one. They simply outplayed us,” said Bauml. The Tips jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first. Jenna Lazar of Vernon scored both with assists from Cailee Bauml (Vernon), Castle and Maddison Turner. Lazar continues to be unstoppable, now with five goals and an assist in four games. There was nothing more that Salmon Arm’s netminder Bailey Berndt (Enderby) could have done with 49 saves. Salmon Arm took on the Terrace Ice Thursday afternoon in their final game of the season. The final had the North Island Impact taking on the Richmond Ravens Thursday night. Graduating players for the Silvertips are: Ashley Tinney (Lumby), Turner and Sedore. Other players from the Vernon area are: Catlyn Marshall (Armstrong), Hannah Scherck (Vernon), Cassidy Marshall (Vernon), Chelsea McCaig (Enderby) and Taylor Vandale (Vernon). n The Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets won their second straight B.C. Tier 1 Midget title with a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars Wednesday night in North Vancouver. The Rockets posted two wins and three ties in the round-robin, tying the Cougars 1-1. Braden Eliuk, with the game winner 12 minutes into the third period, Garrick Heathcote, Steven Fiust and Lathan McKinney scored for the Rockets, while Zach Erhardt added a pair of assists. Sam Bobyn closed out his midget career with a solid effort in goal. “The guys were hungry and they really wanted it,” said Rockets’ coach Eric Blais. “The boys had their ups and downs but never gave up. It was just a great effort.”

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Penticton’s BPO Elks Vees stopped the Vernon Five Star Awards Cougars 6-1 in Sunday’s final of the Penticton Bantam Rec Breakaway Hockey Tournament last weekend. Bryce Burlingame netted a hat trick to lead Penticton. Jace Canada was outstanding in net was named MVP in the final. It was tied 1-1 heading into the third when Burlingame converted the natural hatty. The Cougars faced off against teams from Hope, Williams Lake, Penticton, and Port Moody in preliminary play. Having placed fourth in round-robin play, the Cougars were under pressure in the semifinals to find a win against a different Penticton team to advance, but found themselves down 1-0 in the last minute of the third period. However, forward Miles Wohlford went end-to-

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After six weeks of competition, the top three doubles in youth bowling participated in the Zone tournament Sunday at Lincoln Lanes. Doubles teams have been bowling since January, taking the average scores. The winning doubles advance to the provincials, April 5, at Capri Valley Lanes in Kelowna. Seniors Matt Christie and Matt Jones beat the field, winning gold with 120 pins over average. Keith Hoggard and Brandon Desmarais won silver wih 67 pins over average. In the juniors, Patrick Kenny and Tommy Gauthier won gold with 126 pins over their combined averages. Carson Christie and Andrew Cail won a silver medal with 103 pins over average. In the bantam division, Sierra Merry and Tenayah Perry won a silver medal with 71 pins over their average, second by seven points. Carys Reed and Lily Fiset captured bronze finishing 70 points over average. Eamon Sweeny and Bryce Gullickson bowled great but fell shy of the podium in fourth place.

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Sunday

10:30 am Morning Worship Service (Nursery Care available) Sunday School (age 3 - gr.6) Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study & Prayer Time Friday 3-8:30pm House of Prayer - Open to all to come and go for prayer

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

Sunday: 9 am & 11 am Pastor Don Reeve: The Gospel of Mark - Freed to Follow - Part 10 Coffee Fellowship in gym between services Kids Program during both services

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Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM

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Faith Baptist Church

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FAMILY WORSHIP

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Sunday Services 10:30am

650 St. Annes Road (3km behind O’Keefe Ranch)

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Weekly Fellowships and Youth

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Pastoral Staff: Ray Bale & Charlie Whitley

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

Service Times

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

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

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9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing & Worship Service

Sermon: “Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” Rev. Dr. Teresa Charlton

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Rev. Jeff Seaton

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OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH

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OKANAGAN LANDING COMMUNITY CHURCH Kid’s Church & Teens Young Adults & Care Groups

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Vernon Full Gospel

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - The Morning Star A23

Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL

Stick to proven methods in the year ahead. Your abilities and know-how will continue to bring you success. Don’t succumb to someone else’s strategy. Have the confidence to carefully pursue your goal; a risky move could erase your hard work. Aim to please, but stick to your game plan. ARIES (March 21-April 19) It may take some extra effort on your part to get things moving. Take your time, be persistent, and prepare to change your tactics if you aren’t getting the desired results.

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level is high, and you will accomplish more if you show greater diversity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You may be easygoing, but don’t allow anyone to treat you badly. If you don’t stand up for yourself now, you will be taken for granted in the future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You will soon see the benefits of your hard work. A project that interests you will be successful if you keep your intentions under your hat for the time being. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) There is a positive atmosphere surrounding your domestic life. Be sure to spend some time nurturing important relationships. A home-improvement project will bring you closer together. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) A misunderstanding is likely to arise. Take care of any matter that has the potential to lead to trouble. Do your best to find a solution and make any amendments necessary.

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Portrait painting focus of workshop Morning Star Staff

People interested in oil painting can hear from an internationally acclaimed artist in late March when the Lake Country Art Gallery hosts a three-day workshop. Artist Kristy Gordon will teach a three-day portrait painting workshop at the Art House, an extension of the Lake Country Art Gallery on Bottom Wood Lake Road, from March 27 to 29. This is an opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oil using a full palette. Gordon is gaining international recognition for her teaching as well as her figurative oil paintings. She will have a step by step tutorial article in the April/May 2014 issue of International Artist magazine and was included in the November/December issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in an article called Three to Watch. Also her self-portrait Seeing Myself Through the Fog of Misperception was a finalist for the $20,000 Kingston Prize, a biennial competition for Canadian Portraiture, which was exhibited at the Art Gallery of Calgary from Nov. 2 to Jan. 25.

The upcoming workshop will centre on the experience of painting from a live model. There will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop and students will complete one painting over the course of the three days. This will allow students to explore the stages to developing a portrait. “We will begin by discussing comparative measuring to get accurate proportions in the underpainting,” said Gordon. “Then we will move to colour and concentrate on big form modeling, then defining the planes of the face and features, and finally glazing to fine-tune the details.” Gordon added that students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Class sizes will be kept small to maximize individual instruction. Discussions will include comparative measuring, proportion and structure of the head, stages to developing a painting, as well as form, value,

edges, balance, unity, light and modeling with colour temperature. Gordon has been a full-time, professional painter since 2004, exhibiting her work internationally and earning numerous awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, a merit award from Daniel Greene in the Salon International 2009, third prize at the Portrait Society of Canada International Portrait Competition and best of show in the National Art Premier as well as being named top finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2008/2009 ARC Salon. She has been widely featured in numerous magazines, art publications, radio and television shows, including the Artist’s Magazine’s 28th annual Art Competition, Southwest Art’s Emerging Artist: 21 Under 31 and Bravo’s Star Portraits. Her paintings hang in more than 500 collections worldwide including the Government of Ontario Art Collection. To view her work, visit www.kristygordon.com. PHOTO SUBMITTED To register for the workshop, or Artist Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three-day portrait painting for further information, contact Bev workshop at the Art House, an extension of the Lake Country Art Gordon by email at beverleybobshe@ Gallery on Bottom Wood Lake Road, March 27 to 29 yahoo.ca.

War artist expresses his experiences on canvas Morning Star Staff

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Scott Waters’ Kilometer Zero is part of The Keeper of Nothingness exhibit currently on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery welcomes the return of Okanagan artist Scott Waters with an exhibition sharing a personal portrayal of everyday life in the Canadian Armed Forces. Scott Waters: The Keeper of Nothingness runs until May 22. “Waters’ exhibition expresses an intimate experience of a war artist in Kabul, Afghanistan, participating in the Canadian Armed Forces artist program in 2011,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, VPAG executive director. “Sometimes in a mundane, anticipatory, or difficult state, he has shared a world in this painting exhibition that many of us will never see or understand. This is just another example of how visual arts are helpful in communicating to the outside world. It gives viewers the opportunity to create an experience of their own from the work.” While in Afghanistan, Waters was embed-

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ded in a Canadian Armed Forces unit. The Keeper of Nothingness investigates the psychological states that Canadian soldiers often experience in Afghanistan during their deployment. Waters’ work contemplates the human condition and the relationships which are commonly experienced by the army personnel during their missions: anticipation of an event and its aftermath, safety and chaos, and a constant reminder of mortality. Waters grew up in Kelowna where he finished his undergraduate degree in fine arts, and then he earned his master of fine arts degree at York University in 2004. He presently lives in Toronto where he teaches part-time at Ontario College of Art and Design University. He was a two-time participant in the Canadian Forces artist program. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work as a war artist.


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Foster the People: Supermodel

An inspired sound

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ive L.A. pop/rock band Foster the People an A for ambition. It takes guts to make your second recording a concept album. The theme is unclear (perhaps a rebuke of the American- style cult of celebrity?) but the task is intriguing or pretentious, whatever your opinion. Foster the People Dean Gordon-Smith (Mark Foster, Cubby Fink, Mark Pontius) has created a singular piece of music with Supermodel under the umbrella of thematic songs. The band’s style pushes the definitions of alternative, indie, post rock or whateverya-call-it. Coming of Age is a song that would’ve been considered power pop four decades ago, albeit, with a Lear jet in the distance. Despite the power pop tag, the track is as

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Los Angeles band Foster the People has released a new album, Supermodel. fresh and sharp as an unforeseen single that hits from sideways. It’s an exhilarating riff, rooted in the pre-punk NYC rock scene (Big Starr, Eric

Carmen and Strawberries). The song looks forward but has a sense of being around earlier. The feeling of the unidentifiable is the

album’s character: melodic but distant, familiar and also obscure. The songs are solid but weighted with atmosphere and an ambiance that threatens to swamp the tracks but never does. There are no tentative steps. Never Mind takes an art rock aesthetic and makes it groove. A Brill Building writing sensibility rears its head in the progressions of The Truth only to see its logic dashed by the band’s sweet tooth for reverb-happy sounds. Sometimes it’s a drag to decipher meaning from lyrics; and better to enjoy the end result. While some of Foster’s lyrical intent may be obscure, his performance is clear. The sonic direction is driven and futuristic, and not framed in a style that’s musically conservative. The band takes garage-rock tones (Best Friend) and brightens them with a shuttle load of rhythmic pulse and cascading vocals. It’s an inspired sound and while its origin is ponderous, the energy and mystery of the music trumps the serious subject matter.

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he overcame it and returned to performing with a roar in the 2000s. Gillespie has released several albums since then. His most recent Bluesoul is getting major international airplay and glowing reviews. Terry plays a mix of blues, roots, soul, jazz, funk and reggae with a groove that is hard to describe until you see him. Gillespie will be at Lorenzo’s Cafe March 25 at 8 p.m.. There is a $15 cover charge. For more information, call 250838-6700.

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Do you have the Need for Speed?

Need For Speed

Furious franchise with ridiculous car jumps. obey Marshall So with that in mind I (Aaron Paul) is was pretty optimistic an illegal street that I may be in for a racer building a name cool car racing movie. for himself in the under- Oh how wrong could I be? ground circuit. TAYLOR: I am not Hoping to win a a big fan of fancy cars starting position at the or racing Deleon, the them, so I biggest race was surprised of the year, to find myself Marshall not too bored makes a bet or rolling my with billioneyes. aire scumDon’t get bag Dino me wrong, the Brewster plot is paper (Dominic Taylor and Howe thin and any Cooper) meaningfulwhere ness has to be gleaned the prize will be a from characters caring Koenigsegg Agera, a about other characters. car worth more than The characters, $4 million and fast by the way, only care enough for the Deleon. about themselves and All Marshall has to do their gang, not only is beat Brewster. dismissing opponents, Unfortunately, Cooper rubs one of the but the countless other drivers and pedestriother racers a bit too hard and that racer dies ans on the roads being raced. in a fiery crash that However, nobody is Marshall is blamed for. going to Need for Speed As this was an illegal to see anything other street race and Cooper than the street racing of won’t own up to his actions, Marshall serves super cars, that is perhaps, nobody but you. two years in prison for HOWE: OK, but manslaughter. what about the leapWhen Marshall is released, he does every- ing car? Yes, that could thing he can to get into happen but for it to the current Deleon race drive away without a scratch, come on. And while seeking revenge please don’t get me from Cooper. started on the car getWe say, “If you like ting hooked up to the to see fancy cars race, helicopter while being this is for you.” driven off a cliff. Then HOWE: I’m a big the shaky cam at the fan of the BBC’s Top end race just pushed it Gear, and love sports cars so having said that, over the edge for me. While in the cars, it I should love Need for got so shaky it spoiled Speed. It started out with muscle cars racing the overall pleasure of what these cars do best, which isn’t my thing which is go fast. but there was nothing TAYLOR: I also silly about the race, would have been upset unlike the Fast and

and watched three episodes of Top Gear on Netflix. At least they make the cars act real and is far more entertaining. Taylor gives Need for Speed 3.5 Scandia tokens out of 5. Howe gives it 2 run into shopping carts out 5.

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BeAN TO CuP Downstairs Gallery, 2903 27th St., 250-503-2222. Hidden Within, featuring pareidolia, the art of seeing faces in clouds, the man in the moon, hidden messages on records played backwards etc. by Jen and Donna, runs until the end of March. CheRRYvIlle ARTISANS ShOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. The shop is filled with beautifully handcrafted fine arts and crafts, including glass art, fused, blown and flame worked, steel sculptures, painting, pottery, jewelry, weaving, photography, soaps, candles and home ware. Open by appointment during the winter months. Call (250) 547-2070. COATCheCk GAlleRY Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The Vernon Camera Club is presenting their annual photography exhibit, Visions of the World, featuring some of the finest photographs by members of the club. The exhibit is open to ticket holders of events happening at the centre. eMPTY BOwl FuNDRAISeR Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the VCAC. Pick a handmade bowl created by a local artist or community member, fill it with Irish stew and enjoy some entertainment, all for just $20. Be sure to check out a sneak peak of the bowls on display during the month of March. Call 250 542-6243 or visit vernonarts.ca for more info. FOR YOuR eYeS ONlY GIFT GAlleRY 2855 Moray St., Armstrong, 250-309-3364. Kelowna’s Carrie Harper and Jolene Mackie are the featured artists this month. Photographer Amy Bell is showing photos from her Cherry Kiss Pin-Up Studio. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment anytime. Welcome spring, with hand-painted in traditional Ukrainian style, eggs by Deborah Mehes: Perpetual Art Show: Jamie Frazer, Terry Greenhough, Francis Hatfield, Angela Miller-Bongers and more! GAlleRY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. The 2013-14 winter exhibition features the work of Glenn Clark, Destanne Norris and Barry Rafuse among other acclaimed Okanagan and B.C. artists. Winter season hours are Wednesday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., or call for an appointment. GAlleRY veRTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. The Colour of Music is Gallery Vertigo’s annual juried members exhibition and one of the highlights of the gallery’s year. It gives local artists in all mediums a chance to show their work in one of the warmest, funkiest art setting in the North Okanagan. Everyone is invited to join us on opening night of the exhibition April 25 from 7-9 p.m. There will be appies, refreshments and live music. heADBONeS GAlleRY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 542-8987. Four Way, presenting the work of UBCO fine arts student, Lucas Glenn, Sarah Anne Franklin , Malcolm McCormick and Kelsie Balehowsky, opens today with a reception, from 6 to 8 p.m., includes performance by Kelowna band Joyful Door. Exhibition runs to March 29. kISSIkOw STuDIO/GAlleRY 3502-17th Ave. Vernon, 250-5403626. The new gallery is now open on Mission Hill for public viewing by appointment; works by Beryl and Doreen Beaupre. For more info visit kissikow.com. NADINe’S FINe ART & FRAMeS 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Ninth annual winter show, featuring local, well-known artists and all original art. Gallery is open daily and Sundays by appointment. veRNON PuBlIC ART GAlleRY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. The Keeper of Nothingness, a painting exhibition by Toronto based artist Scott Waters. The exhibition is based on his experience participating in the Canadian Armed Forces Artist Program in Kabul in 2011. March 22 from 1-3 p.m., opening reception of Art From the Heart, an exhibition of works by elementary students from School District #22 and surrounding areas. Enjoy an afternoon of art, snacks and refreshments, while supporting young artists. Admission is by donation. This event is open to the public. Sponsored by Kal Tire. vIllAGe GAlleRY 1961 Vernon St., (Highway 6) Lumby, 778-4733029. Winter hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is operated by the Lumby Arts Co-op, which displays the work of over 20 artists from the area. The gallery displays work in a variety of media including paint, pottery, jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather and fabric. 

Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Ave.; MC Vicki Proulx from Sunfm. Tickets, $10 adults (recommended for 13 years and up), available at BMO, 2806-32nd St., or door. Presented by BMO in support of BrainTrust Canada and brain injury awareness and education. veRNON FIlM SOCIeTY All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue. March 31 is The Lunchbox, showing at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $7 available one week in advance at the Bean Scene and Towne Cinema.

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Diego Kohl returns to his hometown with his guitarron for a performance with his band, El Mariachi Los Dorados, tonight at Zion United Church in Armstrong at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at Chocoliro and at the door, if available.

CONCERTS/DANCE ROCkIN hONkY TONkIN SPRING DANCe Cadillac Bob & The Les Copeland Band with special surprise guest performers at The Elks Hall, 3103-30th St., March 22. Sponsored by Vernon Towne Theatre. Tickets $10 dollars each available at the door. Doors open 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. to midnight. vAN DJANGO North Okanagan Community Concert Assoc. presents the return of this popular group for its 60th anniversary celebration, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Features violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels playing gypsy-jazz inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Tickets are $35/adult, $17.50/student at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. DANCe: GlOBAl FuSION Talented professional and amateur dancers from Vernon’s City Dance as well as several Okanagan dance studios showcase music and dance from throughout the world at the vernon Performing Arts Centre March 29 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25/adult, $20 student/child at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. The GReAT PlAINS March 27 in concert at Saint Andrew’s United Church in Enderby at 7 p.m. Presented by the Monashee Arts Council in Lumby for a performance March 28. This amazing duo is billed as “Plain Folk Making Great Music” and will entertain the crowd with a musical performance featuring Prairie Roots, Celtic, Bluegrass & Country Flavours. Advance tickets are $12/adults $10/seniors & students. Tickets at the door $15 each. Contact MAC at 778473-3029 for more info or check us out on Facebook or at www. monasheeartscouncil.com

FILM The MeTROPOlITAN OPeRA “lIve FROM The MeT” One of the most popular operas ever written, Puccini’s La Boheme, will be screened live in HD at the Polson Galaxy Cinemas on April 5 at 9:55 a.m. Whether you are a seasoned opera fan, or have never experienced opera before, this will be an experience you shouldn’t miss! Run time is just under 3 ½ hours, including two intermissions. The CRAShReel, OFFICIAl SuNDANCe SeleCTION The dramatic story of U.S. Olympic snowboarder Kevin Pearce, a life changed forever after brain injury. March 25 at 7 p.m., Vernon

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ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Open mic is every Friday starting at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Kim and Kaila Sinclair, first time performers are always welcome. To get e-mail updates send an e-mail to kimsin@telus.net. Karaoke is every Saturday night at 8 p.m. BlueGRASS NIGhT Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) every second Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments welcome, or just come and sing along. Books provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. BRANDING IRON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Karaoke is on tonight, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. COlDSTReAM COFFee hOuSe Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Family friendly acoustic-style coffee house takes place the third Saturday of the month. Those wanting to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Concession available. FOlk & FAvOuRITe NIGhT Fourth Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments are welcome. Or just come and sing along. Books are provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. PADDlewheel hAll COFFee hOuSe 7801 Okanagan Landing Rd. Live music March 28 at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30. Musicians must pre-register with Roberta. Refreshments available. OK Landing Assoc. members, $2 non-members $4. Info., call Roberta, 250-545-3321. The GReeN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Superstar Karaoke is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. TORO’S PuB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Karaoke is every Thursday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Anita LeBlanc.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS ARMY, NAvY, AIR FORCe CluB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. In the Spitfire tonight is Date Night with dinner specials and dancing to country rock by local musician Stewy Stewart and Transplant. CheCkeRS BAR AND GRIll in the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge, 250-541-2653. Live DJ March 21; hypnotist Sebastian Steele March 27 at 8:30 p.m. The DeN Silver Star Mountain Resort. Live music all week. March 21 it’s Ginger & Rose 6 p.m.; March 22 it’s Kian Water at 6 p.m. DORIAN’S GReek TAveRNA 3224 30th Ave., 558-5100. On Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. eNDeRBY ROYAl CANADIAN leGION BR. 98 909 Belvedere St., 838-7283. Dance party at the Enderby Legion the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7 to 11 p.m. FORTuNeS lANDING/hOwARD JOhNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. March 22, Dan Engelland Band at 9 p.m. The GReeN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. March 21 and 22, we are live 9 15 p.m. start; no cover both nights , Tuesday dance lessons with Evolution Dance. lOReNZO’S CAFe 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. March 21 Oliver Swain, show has been cancelled. March 25, Canada’s “King of Roots Blues” Terry Gillespie joined by the dynamic Lyndell Montgomery on bass and violin. RIveR ROCkS BISTRO 409 Cliff Ave., Enderby, 250-838-0005. Lani Stark March 22 at 8 p.m.; $10 cover. The SAlOON at Silver Star Mountain Resort. (250) 558-6081. March 21, DJ Scruff at 9 p.m. March 22 Boff the DJ at 9 p.m. veRNON JAZZ CluB 3000 - 31st St. March 22 at 8 p.m. it’s Ali Henry and the Neville Bowman Quartet. Doors open at 7:15. Tickets are $20 at the Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at www.vernonjazz.ca.

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Arts Great Plains visits Lumby Morning Star Staff

A Cabin Fever Concert takes place at the Lumby Royal Canadian Legion hall March 28. The 7 p.m. event is sponsored by the Monashee Arts Council and it features the duo of Saskia and Darrel, also known as the Great Plains. Saskia and Darrel are certainly no strangers to the Lumby and Vernon area as they have played with Juno award-winner Gary Fjellgaard for many years up and down the Okanagan Valley. “So get ready, sit back and expect to enjoy a heart-warming evening of music, merriment, and mayhem, as they deliver a hot blend of music, a series of songs that change every night,” states a Monashee Arts Council release. “They delight their audience with tales about Louis Riel, war brides, miners and David Thompson and then surprisingly will break into Swiss yodeling, or sing in Gaelic, Spanish, Dutch, German or French.” Besides Fjellgaard, they have performed with Valdy, the Good Brothers, Ian Tyson and many more. They were awarded the top folk/roots album in Holland, have received numerous awards and they have enjoyed many years of airplay on the top indie folk/roots charts in Europe. Tickets for the performance are $15 each at the door. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and they are available at the MAC office (1961 Vernon St. in Lumby). For more information, call 778-473-3029.

     

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Dementia creeps in quietly, often leaving the people affected and their families lonely and confused about how to cope. “Aging is a challenging thing. We have to bring dementia into the foreground and make it a topic for discussion,” said Jeanne Sommerfield, therapeutic recreation practitioner and speaker at the March 8 Workshop on Creativity, Aging, Memory and Health, sponsored by the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, which was attended by gerontology recreation and arts therapists. “There is research showing the correlation between creativity and how it promotes brain health by creating new connections in the brain and enhances the quality of life. We need to educate the community,” said Sommerfield. Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, chair of the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care and researcher and trainer, was the first speaker. “What we do with creativity is good for all older adults, not just those diagnosed with dementia,” she said. “We can design programs and longterm care facilities that make life better, as good as it can be, for people with dementia. Just because you get dementia doesn’t mean you should be punished for it.” She went on to offer advice on suitable materials and equipment for programs for older adults with dementia, using dementia as a general term to cover a number of brain conditions that affect brain function. People may develop different types of dementia at any age, as early as in their 20s. “Seniors need to feel that

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Jeanne Sommerfield, therapeutic recreation practitioner (right), leads participants in the Workshop on Creativity, Aging, Memory and Health, in a proprioception activity before her recent presentation on Fearless Creativity in Creative Writing.

“Just because you get dementia doesn’t mean you should be punished for it.” — Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka

you really care. There is a person inside the medical condition. There is a re-thinking now about the causes and cures for dementia but in the meantime we are having a hard time getting funding for these programs that are shown to improve life for people with dementia,” said GottliebTanaka, who gave some examples of successful programs, including inter-generational

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programs, in use around the province and the world. “Seniors with dementia can enjoy life, if only in short spans at a time in the moment, which is how we all enjoy things. They do well in an enriched environment which involves all the senses. They need something that is made just for them.” She suggested to the participants that they get to know

each client’s abilities and how they see reality and build programs around this. Sommerfield got the workshop participants outside for some practical proprioception exercises at the break. “Crossing the body midline uses all the senses and helps create synapses in the brain and improves range of motion, muscle memory and balance and prepares people to take part in mental activities,” she explained. Her topic was Fearless Creativity in Creative Writing. “There’s nothing better than listening to stories and writing based on life experiences. Writing and sharing writing with families and friends gives insight into the people they thought they had lost to dementia. Displaying writing at care facilities and with caregivers and care planners through social media helps them understand the people they are caring for as well,” said Sommerfield. “It shows that these elders are living a life that is not easy but still has value. You are giving back their creativity in a way that can be appreciated by others. Recreation therapists can help caregivers see the people they are caring for in a different way and help clients develop a sense of understanding of the people they live with and develop a sense of community.” Sommerfield leads the participants through an exercise in creative writing to demonstrate how it can be used with people with dementia. She reminded them to be aware of the balance of all the domains: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, ownership and new learning, in all activities, keep-

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Feb. 25: Born to Shaya and Brad Howell of Lavington, a boy, 6 lbs. 5 oz., named Chael Bradley. A grandson for Shannon and Don Carlson of Lumby, B.C; Bob and Brenda Howell of Fruitvale, B.C. A great-grandson for Peggy Tinney and Mick Sutter of Squamish, B.C. March 6: Born to Jesse and Harmony Crockett of Coldstream, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Ella Grace. A sister for Solomon, 3 1/2; Noah, 1 1/2. A granddaughter for Colin and Stacey Greveling of Coldstream; Kathi Crockett of Vernon, B.C.; Dave Crockett of Mission, B.C. March 7: Born to Dallas and Sarah Jane Isaac of Enderby, a girl, 9 lbs. 7 oz., named Elysha Jane. A sister for Timaree, 2. A granddaughter for Jerry and Pat New Additions Isaac, Rodney and Adeline Esau, all of Enderby. March 9: Born to Kim and Lenard Seymour of Lumby, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 5 oz., named Elizabeth Anne. A sister for Anthony. A granddaughter for Carol and Steve Stanishewsky, Patti and Chris Seymour, all of Vernon, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Aileen Huber, Jean Wolfe, both of Vernon; Sharon and Denis Seymour of Coldstream, B.C. March 9: Born to Christina Fox and Dustin Player of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 2 oz., named Ryland Henry Player. A brother for Paityn, 4. A grandson for Sandra Fox (Lou M.) of Victoria, B.C.; Carrie Player (Norm S.) of Vernon, B.C.; Rick Fox (Belinda Y.) of Gull Lake, Sask.; Lorne and Michele Player of Mission, B.C. A greatgrandson for Terri Fox of Victoria, B.C.; Stan and Donna Oystrick of Osoyoos, B.C. March 10: Born to Phil and Brittany Bouchard of Coldstream, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 7 oz., named Amelia Mae. A granddaughter for Ted and Donna Davies of Lavington; Gerry and Pam Obrecht, Gary and Mary Messina, all of Vernon. A great-granddaughter for Maria Katay of Calgary, Alta. March 11: Born to Daniel and Michelle Austin of Vernon, a girl, 9 lbs. 3 oz., named Amelia Renee. A sister for Lola, 4. A granddaughter for Glen Davies of Vernon, B.C.; Kathleen Davies of Kelowna, B.C.; Neil and Debbie Austin of Castlegar, B.C.; Louise Austin of London, Ont. March 12: Born to Todd and Tracy Sackmann of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 9 oz., named Alyssa Victoria. A granddaughter for Bernie Hauff of Vernon, B.C.; Kandy Thompson of Centennial, Colorado; Sheldon and Virginia Sackmann of Vernon. A great-granddaughter for Bob and Elva Prior of Vernon.

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Kathy Mitchell & MarcySugar sometimes the things she says are hurtful. Don’t be angry or accuse her of anything. Just let her know how sad it makes you. We hope she will be more aware of these things in the future and care enough not to hurt you, but we can’t promise. Sorry to say, not all friendships survive this stage. Dear Annie: I had to write about your response to “Concerned Cousin,” who worries about two grandparents who take turns sharing the same bed with their five-year-old granddaughter when they visit her home. You should have mentioned what happens when men are sleeping: They can have a wet dream or be stimulated by any dream and touch the person

in bed with them, and it can lead to sexual touching while they are asleep. Grandpa should not share a bed with his granddaughter. Sexual molestation is rampant today, and it can start in even the most innocent of ways. Please re-address this letter in your column immediately. — Wyoming Reader Dear Wyoming: We were saddened at the number of readers who seemed certain that all grandfathers (and apparently some grandmothers) are molesting their grandchildren, intentionally or otherwise. While parents need to be vigilant about these things, it is an insult to all grandparents everywhere to assume that all are pedophiles or lack selfcontrol. While some grandparents (and parents, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends) are indeed untrustworthy, it is terribly hurtful to accuse all grandparents of such horrible things. Nonetheless, in today’s world, we cer-

tainly understand the parents’ concerns. We mentioned having the child use an air mattress or sleeping bag, which would be the preferred solution for those who want to be extra careful and worry that they cannot trust the grandparents. Here’s one more with a different perspective: Dear Annie: I’m so grateful my family did not think it weird or creepy for a young girl to sleep in the same bed as her grandfather. My sister and I slept at our grandparents’ house every weekend. We would alternate beds, one of us sleeping with Grandma and the other with Grandpa. Each child got one-onone time with a grandparent, staying up late, giggling, talking and listening to amazing bedtime stories about growing up during the Great Depression. Grandma was a better storyteller, but the child with Grandpa got the fun of raiding the kitchen pantry for a midnight snack. I was about 11 when I no longer wanted to sleep

Creativity helps to promote brain health continued from B6 ing in mind that people can have brain disease and be physically healthy, or have physical health challenges and be mentally healthy. “Encourage creative thought, do with people, not for them. Encourage people to help and keep them moving according to their abilities. The point is what the individuals get in the moment, improving their quality of life. You have no idea what’s going to happen. That’s called creativity,” she said. G o t t l i e b - Ta n a k a noted that many people do not talk to their doctors when they first think they might be developing dementia and in that way lose valuable time when intervention might be most helpful. While most dementias are not reversible, some, like those caused by high alcohol intake, dehy-

dration and medication interactions, can be treated. With dementia increasing as people live longer, Sommerfield foresees an urgent need for public awareness and understanding for the time when families and the community will have to do more. “The public are the care partners. And we need to bring the individual receiving the care

into the care planning. We can make meaningful things happen,” she said. Participant Debbi Tearoe, a recreation coordinator with Down’s Residence in Vernon was pleased with what she learned at the workshop and the chance to share with other professionals. “It isn’t even just all about dementia. I got some wonderful ideas

that can be used in geriatrics and mental health. I like the idea that you try something and if it doesn’t work, you try something else, it’s up to what the group wants and needs,” said Tearoe. For more information about the Vernon-based Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, please see www.cecd-society. org or dr.daliagt@gmail. com.

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in the same bed with either grandparent, but that was only because it wasn’t “cool” and I would rather stay up watching television. Silly me. I’m 38 years old now, and both of my grandparents are gone. But those great bedtime memories will be cherished all my life. — Missing My Grandparents in Davenport, Iowa Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737-3rd St., Hermosa Beach, Calif., 90254.

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the georgette shop Yes, we’ve “changed over” as we say! If you haven’t had a peek at all the summer colour, you’d better come on down. Value galore throughout the store! We are at 3100-28th Ave., behind Sir Winston’s Pub. KINDALe thrIFt store IN ArMstroNg St. Patrick’s Day sale the week of March 21 to 22. All green tags on clothing are 25 cents. Come on out to Armstrong and see what the Luck of the Irish will bring you. Located at 2725 Patterson Ave. coMMuNIty gArDeNs There are still a few allotments left at East Hill and West Vernon community gardens. Don’t wait! Must register in person at Recreation Centre front desk. More details provided on registration. Info., e-mail patchworkfarms@shaw.ca heALINg AFter suIcIDe Loss support group Registration is open for the April 16 – June 4 group (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and early registration encouraged. Trained professionals and peers facilitate this support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. It is offered at no cost by the Suicide Prevention Committee of Vernon. Info. or to register please contact Betty Bates 250-275-8062 ext. 4 or e-mail betty.bates@cmha.bc.ca cANADIAN uNIversIty coLLege chorAL uNIoN 60-voice select choir from Lacombe, Alta., will present a concert at the Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church (1802 - 45th Ave), March 21, 7 p.m. Recent international tours include China, Hawaii, and Europe. Everyone welcome; a freewill offering will be taken. DANce At eNDerby seNIors’ coMpLex March 21 from 2-4 p.m., The Backyard Band is playing at The Enderby Seniors’ Complex. Admission $5, includes coffee and snacks. All welcome. uKrAINIAN DINNer At eLKs LoDge 3103 - 30th Ave. (across from Greyhound). Join us March 21 at 6 p.m. for home-cooked Ukrainian dinner; includes Borscht soup, perogies, cabbage rolls, kielbassa, sauerkraut, dessert and coffee, all for $ 9 Everyone welcome, members and non-members. Following dinner we have three mini meat draws and 50/50. Doors open 5 p.m. All proceeds to charities and children in Vernon. See our menu each week on Facebook. KIDs DIg It! ArchAeoLogIcAL shoebox DIg During this camp, children will become junior archaeologists digging for hidden artifacts. They’ll learn to excavate their way through the layers with care and piece the mystery object together. March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. $10/child, suitable for ages 6 -10. Spaces are limited. To register, call Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, 250-542-3142. 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 the roAD hoMe rescue & sAFeKeepINg socIety is a charitable organization that assists animals and their owners in times of emergencies. We are in urgent need of short-term foster homes for animals coming into our care. For more info., see www. theroadhome.ca or call 250-545-1548 or 250-309-0940. ADopt A Dog AND sAve A pet’s LIFe Shelters in Cancun, Mexico are caring for homeless dogs who are spayed or neutered and waiting to be adopted. WestJet will fly in the dogs and all they need is a rabies shot, papers saying they are healthy and vetchecked, all of which can be done by the shelter. See cancunanimalrescue.org or islaanimals.org ArthrItIs coMMuNIty verNoN & AreA support group Will meet at location and time to be determined. Need arthritis answers and support? Call toll-free 1-866-414-7766 or www.arthritis.ca for more info. or in Vernon, call Carolyn at 250-542-6333. pregNANt? NeeD AssIstANce? For information, support and layettes come visit us at 3105C-31st Ave. The Vernon Pro-Life office is open Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment, call 545-5520. yogA IN the chAIr cLAss Requires no mat, gentle, primary

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reenland – largest and most northerly island in the world – but what’s it like to live there or travel there? Join us March 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Halina Centre in the Vernon Rec Centre as Julia Lissau depicts the grandeur of the west coast of this ancient island through its history, peoples, travel challenges and rugged beauty. This spring Capsule College public presentation helps fund two $1,500 scholarships at our college and is sponsored by Vernon’s University Women’s Club (CFUW). Admission at the door is $7, $4 for students. Information: 250-545-7753. level with a focus on increasing energy, mobility, range of motion and overall flexibility. Every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Schubert Centre and every Friday at noon at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. By donation only. Great for seniors, great for anyone with limited mobility, safe and therapeutic. Info., contact Melissa at blueeagleyoga@yahoo.ca For thAt FurNIture you No LoNger hAve rooM For Call Gleaners used furniture store at 250-549-1123. Gleaners accepts donations of used furniture and working appliances. Drop off to 4405-29th St. or arrange for pick-up. to ALL MetIs cItIZeNs Our office is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for coffee and bannock at #102, 3207-30th Ave. uNDer the spItFIre ANAF uNIt 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave. Grandpa Darts 1 to 4 p.m., and you don’t have to be a grandpa to join the fun! Friday Night Live: dance in the Spitfire Lounge to live entertainment, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday night dinner specials from Spitfire Grill. verNoN & DIstrIct voLuNteer bureAu Holds weekly orientation sessions for new volunteers. Tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer and we will help you find a position. Contact us at 250-545-0585 or assistant@socialplanning.ca MooD DIsorDers support group Meets Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Peer Outreach Centre, 3100-28th Ave. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. For information call Patricia, 558-6900 or the Peer Support Office at 542-6155. FALuN goNg/FALuN DAFA An ancient Qi Gong practice for mind and body, falun gong relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and vitality, greatly improves physical health through five sets of gentle exercises, including a seated meditation. Suitable for people of all ages. Has benefited more than 100 million people world-wide. Based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Please bring a mat and a firm cushion as we will be doing an introduction to exercise 5 and meditation. Classes are free and held Fridays at 10 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th. For info., see www.falundafa.org

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Fishers Introduction to Fly Fishing/Fly Casting course will teach you everything you need to know to start and enjoy the sport of falun gong information session March 23 at 1 p.m., fly-fishing. The five-night course covers equipment, knots, finding Vernon library upstairs meeting room. What are the mechanfish, local entomology and fly-casting. Each student will receive ics and principles of the four standing exercise movements? a detailed fly-fishing/casting manual. Do all the bugs in the water Buddha Showing 1,000 Hands; Falun Standing Stance Exercise; look the same? We will start you from the very beginning and Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes; Falun Heavenly Circuit teach you the proper techniques to cast. Learn to cast into the wind Exercise. All welcome. Open discussion. Info., www.falundafa.org and add more distance. The course runs Tuesdays, April 1 to 29 s.o.l.D. Society for Open Learning and Discussion meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Register at Vernon Rec Centre or online at www. Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at the People Place and all are welcome to greatervernonrecreation.ca (course code # 29377). Cost is $80 per attend. March 24, “Myanmar” with SOLD member Audrey Pope. person. For more information call Ruben at 250-558-5362 or log gallery vertigo call for art submissions Gallery on to www.kalflyfishers.ca Vertigo is seeking submissions of artwork in all forms for their the north okanagan naturalists’ club Back by annual juried members show. Artists can respond to the theme, popular demand: we invite the public and all members to attend The Colour of Music, with paintings, sketches, fibre art, sculpture, the Vernon Lodge April 2 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Doug Burles of photography, multi-media. The jury includes Michelle Loughery Kamloops speak on the White Nose Syndrome in Bats. James Postill and Joanne Sale. Artists need to be members of allan brooks nature centre A night of feather fasciNorth Okanagan Artists’ Alternative (NOAA), which runs Gallery nators and lapel boutonnières, the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Vertigo, and can submit up to two artworks, in any medium. Artists invites you to its Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction April 4 at who are not members of NOAA can sign up for membership at the the Best Western Vernon Lodge Hotel (5:30 p.m.) Funds raised same time as submitting their artwork. Gallery Vertigo is acceptfrom this event help the centre with its day to day to operations ing submissions March 24 to April 5 at the gallery, 3001-31 St. and educational programs. ABNC is supported by its members, (upstairs). Info., 250-503-2297 or visit www.galleryvertigo.net volunteers, donors and admission fees. All proceeds benefit the the vernon & District garDen club Meets March 25 at centre. Tickets, $65 or $500 for a reserved table of eight, available 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park behind at www.ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-SHOW (7469). Science Centre. Speaker is Harold Baumbrough on “Wild Flowers triathlon clothing & gear sale The Kal R.A.T.S will of Turkey.” This month we ask members to bring a friend and be hosting a sale of gently used running, cycling and swimming their name will be entered in a draw for a door prize. Visitors are gear and clothing April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakers’ Clubhouse. welcome to attend. Info., call 250-549-2189. Great bargains to be had. Cash sales only, spring break fun at the vernon items sold as is. Free admission but donations library March 25 from 1-2 p.m. Horton to food bank welcome. For more information Hears a Who: Story & Craft for kids aged contact Linda at 250-558-7823 or go to www. 4 to 8 and their caregivers, March 27 from kalrats.com 1-4 p.m. Harry Potter Trivia: Chance to win enDerby olD time Dance club April 4 at 8 p.m. at magical books, all ages welcome, March 28 from the Drill Hall in Enderby. Last dance of the season. Theme 1-2 p.m. Just drop in for these free programs! is Easter Spring Flowers. Everyone of all ages welcome. The Vernon branch of the ORL is at 2800 Adults $6, teens $3, children free. Lunch included. For – 30th Ave. For more information please info., call 250-546-6186. The AGM for the dance club visit www.orl.bc.ca or call 250-542-7610. is April 6 at 2 p.m. in the Drill Hall. Please attend as purple Day for epilepsy On their are important changes to be made. March 26, wear purple to support awareness presentation from canaDian of epilepsy world-wide. Do you have epilutheran bible school A group of 49 lepsy? 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Made by in India face huge challenges, persecution and cultural injustices. army, navy, airforce unit #5 laDies auxiliary Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary members. Pick up at Vernon But, there is hope for them. Come watch, learn and be inspired! catering Call 250-558-5020 for your Catering needs at the Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Rd., April 4 between after-school writing lessons at vernon library ANAF Hall: weddings, graduation, family reunions, banquets. 1 and 4 p.m. Pre-order deadline March 26. Please call Agnes Join library Writer-in-Residence Harold Rhenisch. For kids aged 8 easter party at the vernon museum Join us at the Sakakibara at 250-545-2165 (a.takasakakibara@gmail.com) or to 15. No registration necessary for this free program. March 31, Greater Vernon Museum & Archives April 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 Janie Crockett at 250-545-4816 (janiecrockett@shaw.ca). Pages That Whisper, Shout and Sing; April 7, Book Gymnastics. p.m. This fun family event includes Easter basket making, egg lumby health centre: free baby massage clinic Writer-in-Residence program paid for by Vernon Friends of the decorating, golden egg hunt, cookie decorating and Easter games! March 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at White Valley Community Library. Info., www.orl.bc.ca or 250-542-7610. Also, visit the museum daily April 8 to 11 to find the hidden bunny Hall (for babies 0 to 12 months). To register, please call 250-547- get involveD & make a Difference! If you are a person and enter to win a prize. (Maximum one entry per person per day.) who enjoys spending time with seniors and wants to make a dif- Call 250-542-3142 to pre-register for the Easter Party. Admission 9741. aDDiction & mental illness, a family perspective ference in someone’s life, we have an opportunity for you! The $2/child. Parents required to accompany their children. Info., visit March 26 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Best Western Vernon Lodge, 3914- Family Resource Centre’s Senior Support Volunteer program pairs www.facebook.com/vernonmusuem or www.vernonmuseum.ca 32nd St. Mae Burrows, president of From Grief To Action, will volunteers with clients who need a friendly, helping hand and a okanagan humane society spring garage sale offer information about coping as a family and about support listening ear. Training is provided for the volunteers and the next This year, combined with our antiques and collectibles sale. Our and advocacy for families with loved ones caught in the cycle of session will run for 7 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 6 to fundraiser take place at The Shops at Polson Park, 2306 Hwy. addiction and mental illness. Presentation is free, but please leave 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at the People Place. Learn more on our 6, Vernon, April 4 to 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except message with Dianne at the Mental Illness Family Support Centre website, www.vernonfrc.ca or by calling Karen at 250-545-3390. Sundays). Sale items include furniture, toys, glassware, jewellery, at 250-260-3233 or bcssvernon@shaw.ca if you plan to attend. volunteer computer tutors neeDeD! If you have good dolls, linens, pictures, silverware, ornaments, small appliances, live moDel Drawing session for artists March 27 basic computer skills this may be the program for you! The pro- crafts, clothes, pet supplies, etc. All proceeds go towards the care from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vernon Public Art Gallery. No experience gram is run by the Junction Literacy Centre. Volunteers work one- of neglected and abandoned cats to assist low-income families required, just bring your drawing materials of choice, easels are on-one with adults 55+ about once a week at a time and location with spay/neutering of their cat/dog. This is your chance also to provided. Set to music in a private space, artists are welcome to that works for them, usually at the public library. General areas of purchase an annual raffle ticket or wine a door prize. For more draw without inhibition. Models are experienced, male and female, need are e-mail, Internet, photo management and saving files. All info., call Hazel at 250-542-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. nude or draped. Participants must be over the age of 19. Sessions tutors must complete an RCMP Criminal Record Check and attend vss class of 1974 40th reunion It’s been 40 years since are limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required; $10 for an orientation session. For further information contact coordinator the class of ‘74 graduated and it’s time for a reunion! Reunion takes place Aug. 15 and 16 in Vernon. Please contact Marty Stein members, $20 for non-members. Gallery is at 3228-31st Ave. Call Kathy Wylie at kwylie@junctionliteracy.ca or 250-549-2216. fly fishing & fly casting course The Kalamalka Fly at martin_g_stein@hotmail.com for details. 250-545-3173 or e-mail info@vernonpublicartgallery.com talking rocks! pictograph rock painting Participants in this two-hour camp will learn the difference between pictographs and petroglyphs. Children will be able to investigate the First Nations pictographs in the museum’s collection. With the knowledge they have gained children will create their very own pictograph to take home. March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.; $10/child, suitable for ages 6 -10. Spaces are limited. To register call Greater Vernon Museum & Archives at 250-542-3142. granDma & me (anD granDpa too) March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32nd Ave. Crafts, cookies and craziness. No charge, but please call 250-5428613 to register. 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Chevy rolls into town with shiny new wheels By Alexandra Straub

The model year 2014 is already in full swing for Chevrolet as it rolls its products into the Vancouver International Auto Show. Many of the new and revamped products are already in dealerships so let’s take a look at what’s especially notable for this year.

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The popular selling compact from Chevrolet, the Cruz, now comes in an even more efficient setup: the Cruze Diesel. While the diesel model was launched last summer, it bears a 2014 designation. Under its hood is a 2.0L turbo-diesel that packs in 151 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft torque. Yes, it has that much torque and is most impressive. According to the Chevrolet, it has a 0-96 km/h (60 mph)

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Confessions of a Curber My next vehicle came from a used car wholesaler*. There was nothing wrong with it, but he couldn’t find a dealer who wanted it. I gladly took it off his hands. How hip was I? I had a new source of newer vehicles that would come right to me. “Two-year-old car for sale. No previous accident history reported, only 35,000km on it. Call with offer.” Shortly after, I got a call from a young man. His car had just broken down, and he needed a new one fast. He agreed to meet me at the local construction site where he worked. He was just finishing up his lunch when I arrived. He was wearing his construction uniform and I immediately noticed his tired eyes. I felt bad for the poor fellow, and I was glad that I was selling him a reliable vehicle. He didn’t need another headache on top of everything. I even knocked $500 off the price I wanted. It was a smooth transaction. The guyy looke looked edd hhappy and thanked me immensely ely forr all the help. I beamed back at him. Around 5:00 a.m. the next morning, I got a call. It was the construction ructioon worker, yelling so loudly that I could barely ely uunderstand him. “THEY TOOK IT AWAY,” ” he said over and over again. “REPOSSESSED!” !” I hung up on him and triedd to make sense of the situation. Why would the ld th he car be taken away in the middle of the he night? n Who’s “they”? Liens. Of course. The car ha had ad a lien on it. That’s why it wouldn’t sell ell on a lot. The bank must have seized it due to an unpaid balance. As before, I panicked. I didn’t idnn’t want to get involved in this right now. w. Sure, S I sold him the car, but how was I supposed seed to know it had

a lien on it? I realized the wholesaler* had scammed me! If that fellow had asked for a CarProof history report or even a provincial lien search, I’d be the one screaming. Over the next several hours, I kept letting my phone go to voicemail – I couldn’t bear speaking to the young man. I knew I had to switch phones again. I felt a bit ashamed. But I needed to be selfish about this. At this point, the best thing for me was cash. And lots of it. *Wholesaler – Vehicle sellers may call themselves auto brokers or wholesalers to sound legitimate and cheaper. But if they’re selling to private buyers, they must be licensed as a dealer. Like any curber - an individual posing as a private seller but selling vehicles as a business – wholesalers and brokers offer none of the protection the law provides for purchases from a Vehicle Sales Authority licensed dealer. Walt learned that lesson, sson, but his buyer paid the price.

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“They took it away,” he said over and over gain. “REPOSSESSED!” again.

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engine with eAssist provides performance of 8.6 seconds, electrical assist in certain “which is better than the conditions to help save fuel. Volkswagen Jetta TDI It is rated at 182 horseautomatic and competitive power. with German diesel cars Malibu that dominate the North The 2013 model year American market.” brought forth an all-new In addition to that, it Malibu. That said, not much receives an estimated fuel has changed for 2014, but consumption of 4.2L/100km that doesn’t mean it didn’t on the highway and get a few enhancements. 7.5L/100km in the city. For example, While the there’s now Cruze a fuel-saving diesel had start-stop techalready nology added been to the standard available model, rear in Europe, knee room the proven Chevrolet has improved by engine 1.25 inches needed to certainly listened to (31.7 mm) and be adapted their customers and chassis and to North in the Impala; it has suspension American given drivers a vehicle developments emissions that has flair, as well enhance drive ratings. experience. It comes as potency. That’s on top standard Alexandra Straub off the overwith a hauled Malibu, six-speed on the inside automatic and out. transmisCamaro sion and Z/28 376.6L trunk space. For those diehard track day It has an MSRP of $24,945 fans who have been waiting plus $1,550 destination for an even more perforfreight charge. Impala mance inspired Camaro, the Chevrolet’s flagship sedan is wait is over. Almost. For 2014, the Z/28 makes its all new for the 2014 model debut. year. Released in 2013, this All 2014 Camaro models five-passenger vehicle can feature a revised exterior decertainly hold its own in a sign that integrates high-persegment whose competitors formance aerodynamics are getting stronger and for more efficient cooling stronger. and stability at high speeds. Among its redeeming new However, the new Camaro features, an all-new exterior Z/28 adds features like a full design. I think it looks great. aerodynamics package that Having had the opportunity creates downforce at speed, to take it for a test drive, which helps make it the Chevrolet has certainly listened to their customers and most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history. in the Impala; it has given Alongside its aerodynamic drivers a vehicle that has prowess, under its hood is a flair, as well as potency. mechanical wonder. Its 7.0L, Its cabin/interior also reLS7 V8 hand-assembled enceived a major overhaul and gine was co-developed with the result is pleasing to the Corvette Racing to make it eyes and to the touch. as potent as possible. The 2014 Impala is offered Its monster engine produces with three engine choices, an estimated 500 horsepowincluding two four-cylinder er and 470 lb-ft of torque. powertrains and a 3.6L V6. With those figures on paper, Output for the 3.6L V6 is don’t expect amazing fuel rated at 305 horsepower results! and 264 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm). That is the highest And just like it takes an experienced driver to put it horsepower output in the segment from a naturally-as- through its paces, your bank account will most likely need pirated V6 engine. to be seasoned, too! It has The Ecotec 2.5L is part of a an MSRP of $77,400. new family of four-cylinder If you get to the show, all the engines developed with GM brands, including Chevincreased efficiency and rolet, are well-represented. greater refinement. It is rated at 196 horsepower alexandra.straub@driveand 186 lb-ft of torque waybc.ca The Impala’s Ecotec 2.4L

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Chrysler’s dark days over by Bob McHugh

These days, there’s always something new and interesting to see at a Chrysler auto show product display. Big and small it’s got’em all. – There’s a super-cute little Fiat that can run forever on litre of fuel over here and a big, brawny heavy-duty Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Diesel that can pull a mountain over there. Then there’s value-packed Dodge, go-anywhere Jeep and those top-line Chrysler brand products, including the sleek new (2015) 200 sedan. Gear-heads will, of course, be gathered around the SRT Viper, which reportedly can transport occupants to 100 km/h in less than four seconds. On the business side, Chrysler Canada recently Chrysler Canada recorded 50 consecutive recently recorded 50 months of year-over-year consecutive months sales growth, which is the longest period of continuous of year-over-year market improvement in the sales growth. company’s history. Globally, Bob McHugh 2013 was another great year for parent company Chrysler Group LLC, which reported a year-end net income of $2.8 billion, up from $1.7 billion the previous year. So far, in 2014, the sales growth story continues with award winning new vehicles and there are more new products in the pipeline. The radically redesigned Jeep Cherokee was recently voted 2014 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, by members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and has already achieved best ever mid-size SUV sales results for Jeep. Cherokee is the first Jeep built on a body platform co-developed with corporate partner Fiat S.p.A. The base engine is a fuel-efficient 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir 4-cylinder engine and there’s an optional new 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine. Other engineering highlights include a nine-speed automatic transmission and a new Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized drive modes. This year the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered with a new 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine option, which is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy, a driving range in excess of 1,100 km and towing capability up to 3357 kg (7,400 lb). A new eight-speed automatic transmission comes with all powertrains. Grand Cherokee also offers three 4x4 systems and a Quadra-Lift air suspension. Led by the Ram 1500, Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of Year for the second year in a row and the only half-ton with a diesel engine option, Ram is now the second-best selling vehicle in Canada. Chrysler separated its Dodge brand and created the distinct standalone Ram brand to concentrate on core truck customers and offers a range of vehicles that includes pickup trucks, vans, cab/chassis platforms and commercial products, The Fiat brand is a relative newcomer to the Chrysler family and is sold through selected Chrysler dealers. A recent surge in sales was led primarily by the introduction of a new Fiat 500L. Expanding the size and appeal of the diminutive Cinquecento (Fiat 500) and offering 42 per cent more interior space plus seating for five, the new 500L is a contemporary and uniquely Italian styling package. If big, bold, and powerful is more your style, the Dodge Charger is a rear-drive, full size sedan with power to match its muscular styling. A new Redline Package comes with 20-inch black chrome wheels, Beats Audio and an upgraded 300 horsepower, 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine. If that’s not enough, there’s a new R/T edition comes with a 370 hp HEMI V8 engine. The best selling minivan of all time, Dodge Grand Cara-

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by Zack Spencer

When you think about a premium brand, Lincoln probably doesn’t come to mind. The once mighty domestic luxury brand has been left too long without any unique offerings to distinguish itself from the parent brand Ford. For decades Ford would take existing models, make a few changes and call them a Lincoln. This drove the brand to almost irrelevance in a highly competitive marketplace. Well, there are big plans afoot at Lincoln to change all of that. With a lot of hard work, unique designs, engines and marketing, Ford is hoping to make Lincoln relevant again, not just taking on rival Cadillac but also the best of the import luxury brands. I had a chance to catch up with Jim Farley, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service for Lincoln and Ford at a recent auto show. Getting to spend time with one of the driving forces behind the new Lincoln was eye opening. He told me “All you need to know is two facts. The first fact is that we sold all of our premium brands, (Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo and Range Rover) we have no other luxury brand than Lincoln. So if you want a luxury brand and you’re an executive at the company, you’re going to be driving a Lincoln. The second fact that you need to know about is that we have already spent the resources on the product, for fully differentiated products that the company has not done in decades. So, this is kind of the first time, in probably twenty years, that the company has really, in Lincoln, to be truly global. And the decision to go to China is very important for Cana-

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REA, Reta Lorraine It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Reta on March 14, 2014 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Gary Wilkinson of Mississauga is saddened to announce the unexpected death of his wife, Krene, on February ϳ, 2014 aŌer ϯ1 years together. Krene was employed for ϯϱ dedicated years with the Ministry of Revenue. She and Gary shared many passions through Mimico Cruising Club, A4C’s AnƟƋue Car Club, collecƟng anƟƋues and over 200 hats. Krene was a perfecƟonist in volunteer posiƟons and while cooking in her professional kitchen. Orene’s warm smile and deep care for friends and family, including her furry friends, will be missed by many. Dearly loved and survived by her mother, Miriam Price, Port Perry, ON, her sisters, Laurel Price (John Nugent), Brooklin, ON, Paula Price, WinĮeld, BC, and “favourite” nephew, Aidan Nugent. Predeceased by her father D. John Price and fondly remembered by his wife, Sherry Price, Vernon, BC. Caring sisterin-law to David (Dorothy) Wilkinson, Jane (Bill) Ball, James (Maureen) Wilkinson. Also remembered by Gary’s children, Jeīery (Lisa) Wilkinson, Brampton, ON, Jennifer Wilkinson (Adam Mander), Australia and grandson, Joshua Wilkinson. Special thanks to Peel Regional Police, Fire and Paramedics for their eīort on Orene’s last day. Sincere graƟtude for the professional care from her team of diabeƟc specialists in Toronto and Mississauga. A CelebraƟon of Life for Orene is planned for Sunday, April 1ϯ, 2014 at Mimico Cruising Club, Etobicoke, ON, 12-ϯ pm. DonaƟons in her memory can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundaƟon (www.jdrf.ca).

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Alma Henrikson/Schultz (neé Norman) died peacefully on March 11, 2014, in Dania Home, Burnaby, B.C. She was predeceased by husbands Henry Henrikson (1980) and Harry Schultz (2009). She is surǀiǀed by sisters ǀelyn Wfeiīer and Sylǀia Jones. Mourning her loss are children Steven (>ilian) Henrikson and Janet (Donald) MowaƩ͖ grandchildren dara and >achlan MowaƩ͖ Naomi (Andrew) Macdonald, and Zorik (Julia) Henrikson͖ great-grandsons Elijah and Roderic Macdonald, >ief MowaƩ, and Rhys Henrikson. dhe family would like to thank the compassionate care given to Alma by Doctors and nursing staī in Burnaby, B.C. where she spent the last years of her life.

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HENDERSON, GERALD (GERRY) GORDON LEWIS 1926 – 2014 Gerry Henderson passed away peacefully Friday, March 14 in his 88th year, surrounded by loving family members. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Beverley, daughters Lynn (Philip), Tara (Gordon), and Gail (deceased), grandsons Andrew, Stephen, Christopher and Rohan, and his many nieces and nephews. G.G.L. Henderson was born on June 10, 1926 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. After the family’s Oyama apple orchard burned down, they returned to Northern Ireland where they operated the Henderson Eadie woolen mill. Gerry and his brothers spent much of their time outdoors leading him into scouting where he distinguished himself by earning the level of King Scout. Gerry was extremely bright, with a near-perfect memory, allowing him to excel in his studies at the finest schools. He started at Trinity College Dublin, and while waiting to be called up to the Air Force, moved on to Oxford University where he found himself to be the only Geology student with seven full time professors! Gerry continued his studies at McGill (Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology), Princeton (Ph.D. in Geology), and Stanford Universities. Upon graduation from Princeton, his initial work was with the B.C. Department of Mines where, among other duties, he mapped the Gulf Islands. In 1953, he was recruited by Chevron Canada Resources where he remained for 34 years. His first job as Field Geologist meant he spent every May through September leading field parties mostly on horseback in the Rocky Mountains. Rising steadily within Chevron, he became Chief Geologist in 1963, VicePresident of Exploration in 1967, and ended his remarkable career as the first Canadian born president of Chevron. Gerry was a leader, equally at home negotiating in the boardroom or leading exploration in the bush. Chevron, under Gerry’s leadership, had repeated exploration success with major discoveries at Kaybob South, West Pembina, and Hibernia (the largest off shore oil development in Canadian history). These successes changed the face of the Canadian oil industry for more than a decade. He was admired and respected by employees, industry competitors, and members at all levels of government. In 1986 at the age of 60 he retired from Chevron. Gerry received innumerable awards and recognitions throughout his career. In 1954, he was awarded the Canadian Society of Professional Geologist (CSPG) Medal of Merit; in 1973, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1985 he received an honorary Ph.D. from Memorial University. In 1994, the CSPG awarded Gerry it’s most prestigious award, the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal for a half century of scientific contribution, exploration success, business acumen and love of geology. Gerry’s contributions to the science of geology and the industry of petroleum exploration continue to make him an outstanding inspiration in his field. On retirement, Gerry and Bev relocated to the Vernon area where they enjoyed many years on Kalamalka Lake. He remained active serving on the Executive of The World Petroleum Congress for 10 years and on a number of charitable society Boards including People Place Society, a non-profit in Vernon that provides a base of operation for a variety of charitable organizations. Gerry’s love for life continued in retirement with a focus on his family and the many friends who were fortunate enough to share in his joy, warmth and acceptance. The multifaceted side of Gerry had him thrilled with a bargain, able to create a make-shift cast out of gypsum for a broken finger in the field, and captivate an audience with stories of his life experiences. Throughout his life he curled, skied, played tennis, hunted, fished, and enjoyed a huge love of golf that he played to the end. He was a devoted husband; a proud and loving father and grandfather. He leaves a big hole in all of our hearts. The family expresses a sincere thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, and medical staff of the Kelowna General Hospital for their expertise and compassion in caring for Gerry. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to the Kelowna General Hospital (kghfoundation.com). A private family service was held Monday, March 17 with a Celebration of Life being planned in Kelowna on May 31, 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. and searching his name under stories. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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SAWICKI, John John Charles Alexander Sawicki, born to John and LaureƩa Sawicki on September 4th, 1941 in New Westminster, B. C. passed away peacefully in Hospice House on November 22, 2013. John is survived by: his loving wife, Arlene; son Kevin; sisters, Marlene and LynneƩe; and brother Bob. John had a long, proud and disƟnguished career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He joined the service as an ApprenƟce Soldier in 1958 and reƟred as a Royal Canadian ArƟllery Major in 1996. His career with the Armed Forces took him and his family across Canada, to Europe and Cyprus. The family would like to thank the staī at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and North Okanagan Hospice Society for their caring and kindness during this very diĸcult Ɵme. A CelebraƟon of Life will be held on Friday, April 4, at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with the Rev. Rita Harrison oĸciaƟng. Interment in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery and a recepƟon in the Tea Room to follow. In lieu of Ňowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of John may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B. C. V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be oīered at www. pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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PATTIE, Irmgard “Inga” It is with great sadness that we mark the sudden passing of Irmgard “Inga” Anneliese Paƫe on March 1ϯ, 2014 at <elowna General Hospital aŌer a short but courageous baƩle with cancer. Inga was surrounded by the love of her family. Inga was born on April 2ϳ, 19ϯϲ in Freiburg, Germany. She immigrated to Canada in 19ϲ1. In 19ϲ4 she had her son, Robert, the love of her life. She came to live in Vernon in the 19ϳ0’s where she worked at NOCA Dairy in the oĸce. Through a mutual friend she met and married Roy Paƫe in 19ϳϱ. Mom leŌ the dairy to help run the family trucking business and became an Avon lady in her spare Ɵme, but that soon became a lifelong venture which she took great pride in. She won many trips and made the President’s Club through her sales. She also joined the ANAF where she became highly involved with the ladies auxiliary, holding many posiƟons including that of President. She was presently on hnit ϱ ExecuƟve as Second Vice. Mom loved camping, Įshing, boaƟng and a cold beer, as many of her best years were spent at their campsite in Fintry on Okanagan Lake where many good Ɵmes were had. Her friends were always welcome. Mom also loved her gardens and her many pets over the years. Spring would be her favorite Ɵme of year as it marked another growing season with the blooming of her crocuses. She would keep us all fed with lots of tomatoes and cukes. AŌer reƟrement, her next favorite place was their winter home in zuma where there were many trips to Mexico and to Ňea markets for many good deals and happy hours. Inga is survived by her loving husband, Roy Paƫe͖ son, Robert (Ramona) Paƫe and grandchildren͗ Robbie, Amber, and Nick͖ brother and sistersin-law and their families͖ and, Janet Wolfe, a member of the family. The family would like to thank the VJH and <GH - ICh for their care and support through this trying Ɵme. DonaƟons in Inga’s memory may be made to your local SPCA as she was an avid animal lover. A celebraƟon of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone͗ 2ϱ0 ϱ42 4ϯϯϯ. Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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March 30, 1954 (Edmonton, Alberta) March 16, 2014 (Vernon, B.C.) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dawna Richardson at Hospice House in Vernon on Sunday, March 16th just short of her 60th birthday. She died peacefully in the presence of her loving children. She leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Jamie Richardson, Jessie Kozma and Jodie Kozma. She is survived by her siblings Lorne (Brenda) Fulk of Cochrane, Alberta, Eugene Fulk of Innisfail, Alberta, Cheryl TurcoƩe, Ron Fulk and Lani Durnan of Vernon, B.C. and Bill (Lydia) Fulk of Surrey, B.C. She was predeceased by her mother Beth, her father Jim and her Įrst husband Wayne Richardson. She also leaves behind numerous nephews, and other family and a large circle of friends. For those who knew and loved her, she will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit and her wonderful sense of humour. She was the best mom in the world, the best sister, best daughter and best friend in the world and we will all miss her terribly. She leaves a hole in all of our hearts but it will be Įlled with the many lovely memories of her. There will be a celebraƟon of her life held on Saturday, March 22nd, at 3:00 pm at the Vernon Yacht Club (7919 Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon). In lieu of Ňowers it was her wishes that those who could, donate to Vernon Hospice House (3506-27th Avenue, Vernon B.C. V1T 1S4) for their compassionate care in her Įnal days.

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers, resident of Coldstream 1981 - 2010, died March 17, 2014 in Victoria at the age of 96. His death from cancer occurred in Broadmead Lodge nursing home. Roy is predeceased by his sisters Florence and Grace. His wife Victoria predeceased him in 2006. He had been for sixtyfour years her loving and devoted husband. Roy was the dearly loved father and father-inlaw of Will and Claire Rogers (Vernon), Ron and Margaret Rogers (Southampton, Ontario), David Rogers (Vancouver) and Vicki and Bill Crossley (Victoria). He is also survived by grandsons Dean and Daniel Rogers, and great-grandsons DusƟn and Vance Rogers. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and a nephew. A proud Canadian, Roy served Canada for Įve years during World War II, as a member of the RCAF. Post war, he had a deeply saƟsfying career in the Department of Veterans Aīairs, as a construcƟon supervisor and appraiser under the Veterans Land Act. Under his oversight, hundreds of Canadian veterans built their family homes. A faithful ChrisƟan, Roy was a member of the United Church of Canada since its creaƟon in 1925. A private family graveside service for the interment of ashes will be held in Vernon, Saturday, March 22nd.

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Arthur Nelson Chambers Arthur Nelson Chambers, of Lumby, BC passed away peacefully at his home on Squaw Valley Ranch, early Friday morning March 14th,, 2014. Art was 86 years old. Art was born in Milestone, Saskatchewan on October 9th, 1927 and was the second oldest of 10 children. His family moved west to Fruitvale, BC before seƩling in Alberni on Vancouver Island. Art met Mona Vaux Paterson in Alberni at an “End of the War” dance on May 8th, 1945 and they married on March 18th 1947. Art and Mona would have been celebraƟng their 67th anniversary. Art’s career in the Canadian Armed Forces Engineering Corp took them to Calgary, Vancouver and Chilliwack prior to his Įnal transfer to Vernon in 1954. Concluding that the Vernon area was where they wanted to live Art leŌ the Armed Forces. Using his veteran loan and lots of ambiƟon Art and Mona bought their Įrst homestead on North Fork Road in Cherryville. Art, determined to succeed, entered the Forest industry aƩempƟng and learning all aspects, including logging, sawmilling and trucking. Art journeyed into what would be his longstanding career path upon starƟng DCT Chambers Trucking in 1964, taking DCT to number 46 of the Top 100 Trucking companies in Canada. Although he was commiƩed to the business Art harbored a passion for ranching, establishing farms and ranches at North Fork Road, Cherryville, Highway 6, Lumby and Įnally Squaw Valley Ranch at the base of Park Mountain near Mable Lake. Art is survived by his spouse, Mona, their Įve children, Dan Chambers, Kathy Deane immer, Joanne Stone, David Chambers, Doris Squair, 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being made by Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Vernon, BC. A memorial will be held at White Valley Community Centre, 2250 Shields Ave., Lumby, BC at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 22nd 2014. In lieu of Ňowers memorial donaƟons may be given to The SalvaƟon Army at www.salvaƟonarmy.ca

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We wish to announce the passing of Marlene LoreƩa Pearson on March 12, 2014 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She is survived by her husband Harlen C. Pearson; brother: R.D. Berger; and two nephews: Paul Dean McDonald and Nathan Russel Berger, and Sugar. There will be a CelebraƟon of Life for Marlene on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Marlene and Harlen’s home at 1:00 p.m. No donaƟons please.

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June 2, 1924 February 28, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of Brian on February 28th in his 90th year. He is survived by his loving wife Evy of 65 years; his son Gerald; his grandson Laird; and his sister Sheila MacKay. He was predeceased by his son Laurie and his sister Kaye. Born in North Vancouver, Brian aƩended King George High School, then served in the Canadian Navy during WWII, and later graduated from the College of Optometry of Ontario. He pracƟced Optometry for many years in Port Alberni, Victoria, Vancouver, and Įnally in Vernon. Brian and Evy enjoyed life in the Okanagan for 22 years before returning to the coast to be closer to family and made many new friends in Walnut Grove, Langley. Brian enjoyed many acƟviƟes including tennis, golf, skaƟng, skiing at Silver Star and ballroom and ice dancing with Evy. He was gregarious and outgoing, a friend to all who knew him.

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JONES, Kenneth Ken fought bravely but quietly slipped away on March 16th, 2014 in his 87th year. He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine in 1999; his parents, Herbert and Ruth; his brother, Bernard; and grandson, Brian. Ken is survived by two sons, Jim (Karen) of Regina, SK, and Bill (Marie) Pascoe of Borden, SK; two daughters, Carol Waŋe of Borden, SK, and Colleen Jones of Armstrong; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Vivienne (JeanFrancois) Mela of Paris, France; one brother, Dale Jones of Buckingham, England; numerous nieces and many dear friends.

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Ken was a veteran of WWII, serving with the BriƟsh Royal Navy and the Korean War having served with the Canadian Navy. At Ken’s request, there will not be a formal service. At a future date, to be announced, the family will inurn Ken with his beloved wife, Katherine, in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be oīered at www. pleasantvalleyĬ.com

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Seasonal Nursery Workers to join our team in Armstrong, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. We are an equal opportunity employer offering full pension and benefit programs. This is seasonal work, 7:00a – 3:30p Monday to Friday $12/hr. POSITION OVERVIEW:

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary for Westwood Electric as we continue to grow with our team of over 300 employees. Since 1974, we have been providing electrical and instrumentation services to a wide range of industries across Western Canada. We currently have offices located in Vernon, BC, Leduc, AB and Prince Albert, SK. At Westwood, our people have always been our greatest asset. We strive to build lasting relationships with our employees through a flexible, responsive and sincere approach. Westwood is currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Clerk to be based out of our Head Office in Vernon, BC. This opportunity calls for an analytical, results oriented individual to provide accurate, confidential administrative support to the Accounting team. The position will be accountable for a multitude of functions including but not limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance of invoice and supplier files â&#x20AC;˘ Identify, investigate and follow up to resolve invoice discrepancies â&#x20AC;˘ Data entry of high volume invoices â&#x20AC;˘ Process and issue payments â&#x20AC;˘ Reconcile accounts payable transactions and supplier statements â&#x20AC;˘ Process expense payments

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Job Description: Senior Clerk needed to work with the BC Hydro Mica Construction Team to prepare, develop, and edit construction documents. The candidate must: â&#x20AC;˘ Gather information from existing documentation. â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare accurate documentation, with contract management personnel â&#x20AC;˘ on the Mica Hydro project which will include but not limited to â&#x20AC;˘ completion reports. Preferred Experience: â&#x20AC;˘ Technical writing. â&#x20AC;˘ Familiarity with computer search tools, previous use with Microsoft â&#x20AC;˘ SharePoint an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ Familiarity in a clerk role. â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge and experience with construction documentation. Skills/Abilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent organizational skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong computer skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent verbal and written communication. â&#x20AC;˘ Technical writing abilities. Education: â&#x20AC;˘ Two year college diploma in Business Administration or equivalent â&#x20AC;˘ would be an asset. The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and will be required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north of Revelstoke. Accommodations will be provided. This position will be filled for 3 months duration. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 am, 4 April 2014; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. To Apply: Please email or fax resumes to: Columbia Hydro Constructors. Ltd. Fax: (250) 805-4340 Email: chcgeneral@bchydro.com Closing Date: 4 April, 2014

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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

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

ARMSTRONG EXPERIENCED GROCERY STOCK CLERK We require an experienced Grocery Stock Clerk to join our team. Duties include stocking shelves, heavy lifting, inventory and merchandising skills. The ideal candidate would be able to lead in a supervisory role, delivering exceptional customer service in a fast paced environment. This is a great opportunity with a well established local company. The position is full time and compensation will be based on experience. Please apply in person with resume along with references at the Askewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foods Armstrong office to Paul Lemaire.

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to support a female in Vernon. Full time & part time required to fill maternity leaves. Competitive wages and benefits. Non smoker. Fwd resume to kareaide11@gmail.com CELL Phone Repair Tech: Job Requirements: - Experience repairing electronics, smartphones - Attention to detail Excellent technical, problem solving, and analytical skills Very well organized. Apply by fax at 778-475-3875 or by email at: info@savvycellrepair.com COOK Req. F/T for Rosalindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Farm Labour 2 jobs, no experience, pruning, thinning, & picking. 40hrs/wk $10.33/hr June to Oct 31. KM Orchard Ltd. (250)309-0975

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 35 requires a PART-TIME BARTENDER

Applicants must have previous experience and their Serving It Right certificate. Individual must be mature and reliable, lottery experience an asset. Mail resumes to Box 97, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0 or e-mail to legion35@shaw.ca

STORE MANAGER IN TRAINING

wanted to manage store & gas staĆ&#x;on in Enderby. Reqmts incl 2 yrs relevant exp, budgeĆ&#x;ng, decision making, supervisory, communicaĆ&#x;on, inventory, and merchandising skills. Must also be computer savvy. Apply to your.future.lhr@gmail.com

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Apply in person with resume 1220 Kal Lake Road.

EXPERIENCED LINE COOKS, PREP & DISHWASHERS May to September

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Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland opportunities. Top Wages & BeneďŹ ts. Relocation costs paid to qualiďŹ ed applicants. E-mail: hiring@ parkerjohnston.com or Call: (1)250-382-9181 Avtar Lit General farm labour required in Vernon. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties incl, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning & harvesting fruit. June 20 - Oct31, $10.33, 10hrs/day, 6days, 6162 Old Kamloops Rd

Match Eatery & Public House Lake City Casinos is a subsidiary of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and operates four casinos in the Thompson Okanagan. Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest and most exciting pub â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matchâ&#x20AC;? is currently recruiting for Cooks with a minimum of 2 years experience delivering exceptional customer service. Looking for a career in food services? Join us as a Dishwasher to start your culinary career. All positions must be able to obtain/ maintain GPEB security certification (regulatory requirement). Please apply online at www.gatewaycasinos.com. Click: Careers Career Opportunities (Food & Beverage Positions - General Application).

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR PRT Growing Services Ltd. operates 13 forest nurseries in Canada and the USA, producing over 120 million seedlings annually. We currently have an opening for an ambitious, competent individual for the position of Accounts Payable Supervisor at our Administration Office located in Armstrong, BC. Specific duties include accurate coding, processing and payment of AP vouchers, maintenance of purchase contracts, coordinating with the Purchasing Agent and general month end accounting duties. The successful individual should have formal education in accounting and preferably at least 2 years experience. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Please submit resume in confidence by April 4, 2014 to admin_jobs@prt.com or by fax 250-546-6810

WHITE VALLEY PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURE LIFEGUARDS/ SWIM INSTRUCTORS

:e are looking for applicants to Âżll positions during tKe spring and summer. Applicants must possess current 1/6 and :6I certiÂżcations. Please submit resume and cover letter by 4:00pm April 4th, 2014 Attn: Monique Fortin Fax 250-547-6894 or email recreation@lumby.ca Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

COMMERCIAL LOAN PORTFOLIO MANAGER The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) was created as an Economic Development Trust by the Province of BC, to be a catalyst for the Southern Interior region of BC, to grow a strong diversified economy by stimulating sustainable economic growth through strategic and leveraged investments. The Trust is headquartered in Vernon. The Board is composed of eight regionally elected government officials and five appointees of the province focused on providing their communities the ability to pursue new opportunities for stimulating sustainable economic growth and job creation. You will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for sourcing, developing, and managing a profitable commercial loan and equity portfolio. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability in managing a diverse portfolio in a commercial banking or venture capital environment. You have post-secondary education in commerce, financial accounting or equivalent. Travel within the Southern Interior of BC will be required. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Competitive benefits and pension are offered. Interested parties may apply in confidence to: Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Email: ceo@sidit-bc.ca

Lumby Bottle Depot We are currently seeking a

Casual On-Call Production Worker *Bottle Depot experience including counting and currency exchange *General maintenance skills *Mechanically inclined *Forklift experience *Some heavy lifting is required *Subject to satisfactory criminal record check *Ability to work with the public and adults with developmental disabilities Please submit current resume with cover letter to: Human Resources Manager, VDACL Fax: 250-549-3394 â&#x20AC;˘ Email: hrvdacl@gmail.com Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Marketing Assistant The successful individual will work with the Director of Marketing on all aspects of Davison Orchardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; marketing strategy. This will include Communication with media, assisting with special events, designing of signage, displays, press releases, customer surveys, calendars, newletter and more. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesign is required, along with marketing and/or design experience. This is a seasonal position for 2014.

SEND RESUMES TO: info@cityfurniturebc.com Anderson Way, Vernon info@cityfurniturebc.com or mail to: 54015401 Anderson Way, Vernon BC V1T 9V2

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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 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. Reply in confidence with resumĂŠ 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.


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Experienced Janitor required for washroom cleaning in Vernon, must have own transportation and no criminal record. 1-250-764-6466 Fax 1-250764-6460 Email:evergreenbuil dingmaintenance@gmail.com General farm labour required in Oyama. No exp. nec. Quick learners. June 20-Oct 31. Pruning, thinning & harvesting. $10.33/hr 6 days/week. 250307-5262 or email psjanda@outlook.com 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. Metal roofing installer, shinglers & labours. Must have transportation. Call 250-3093157 or send resume curlyroof@gmail.com Optician needed for Armstrong Optometry. Please apply by submitting a resume by Apr 1 2014 to amstrongoptometry@shaw.ca or by mailing to: Po box 660, Armstrong, BC V0E1B0 or submitting in person at: 3380 Smith Drive, Armstrong. 250-546-2020 Optometric Assistant needed ASAP for Armstrong Optometry. Please apply by submitting a resume by Apr 1 2014 to amstrongoptometry@shaw.ca or by mailing to: Po box 660, Armstrong, BC V0E1B0 or submitting in person at: 3380 Smith Drive, Armstrong. 250546-2020 Orchard Workers needed for Bagry Bros. Orchards Ltd. from June 20 to Nov 15. Thinning, Summer Pruning & Harvesting, $10.33/hr. Phone 250-503-7693 or Fax 250-5422136. 317 French Rd, Vernon

Production Line Sorters

Cherry sorting positions available at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. Must have previous cherry sorting experience. Applicant must be able to stand for long periods of time for 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately July 15, 2014 and ending early September 2014. Accommodation and meals provided if required. Pay $10.33 per hour plus quality bonus. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or at jobs@coralbeach.ca

TITAN TRANSPORT LTD

is a flat bed long haul trucking company based out of Saskatoon SK., We are looking for both company and owner operators. You must have a minimum of 2 years flat bed experience Canada/USA. Please send resume and driver abstract to: robert@titantransport.com or fax to: 1-306-374-1751. Phone 1-800-667-7080. Cell 1-306-371-0666

Medical/Dental CDA with experience and Prostho Module at a busy dental office. Part time for Mat Leave. Drop resume at 3102 34th St, Vernon, BC, or fax 250-545-8942 or email dr.craiggoplen@shawbiz.ca

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Trades, Technical INDEPENDENT Automotive repair facility requires Journeyman technician for full time position. Mon-Fri. Successful applicant must have a passion for the trade and enjoy the challenge of diagnostics. Wage to be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. Please call 250-8387912 for further info,or email resume to willauto@telus.net Williamson Automotive, Enderby BC JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

Req. at Canuck Mechanical in Prince George Must have exp. doing service work & be proficient with trouble shooting heating systems & plumbing problems. Top wages & benefits Email resume to: canuckm@telus.net

Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 A1. Dump runs, yard/home clean up, weed whacking, painting. 250-550-4256 All types of new construction. Renovation & Repair. 250540-3520 or 250-938-0891 Welding repairs or fabricate new. No job to small from chairs to lawnmowers, will pick up. Bob (250)503-7969

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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

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Equestrian

Building Supplies

FARRIER, BWFA cert. Shoeing, Trims 250-792-2112, 250509-4138. farrier_8@live.com

NEW OWSJ METAL ROOF TRUSSES; 10 @32’ SPAN BY 22” DEEP AND 3 @ 38’-6” SPAN BY 30” DEEP; DESIGNED FOR OKANAGAN @ 6’ C to C spacing; $200 each or make offer ken@a1machine.bc.ca or 250-558-8667

Heavy Duty Machinery

Feed & Hay 150 square bales hay for sale. Alfalfa mix $2.00 a bale 250-542-9988 Grass/Alfalfa Round bails, net wrap, small squares. Some cow bails.250-546-8010 Hay for sale.Grass hay alfalfa grass mix 1st cut. 250-5451817.

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Fencing WESTSIDE Post Pounding & Farm Fencing. Great rates! Call 250-308-5403.

Handypersons Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Gutter cleaning, tree trimming,local moves.Kris 250-308-4100.

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

REGISTERED Polled Hereford yearling bulls call Ed 250365-3270 or Murray 604-5823499 or visit our website www.kootenayph.com

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Painting & Decorating WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

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Burgundy Leather Sofa & Love Seat, exc cond. $850.; Maple dining set, Table & Buffet apt size, $250. Call 250545-5546 SLIDE INTO COMFORT w/ A BRAND NEW QUEEN MATTRESS $160. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

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. WANTED:Construction Equipment, Excavators, Backhoes, Dozers, Motor graders, wheel loaders, Forestry Equipment. Any condition. We all so do scrap metal clean up and Estate clean up. References available. 250-260-0217.

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Farm Services David

Vernon Animal Care Society featured

CAT OF THE WEEK Adoption Day at Paws & Claws Saturday March 22nd from noon until 4 pm

Violet is a 6 month old spayed female tabby. Violet is less and less the shrinking Violet that she was when she first came to VDACS. Violet is affectionate and becoming more playful. Violet is available for adoption at Paws & Claws 250-503-0055 Pom/Poodle/ Shitzhu cross, 11 weeks old, paper trained. shots, dewormed, 3 males, 1 female. $400.250-308-1950.

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

Appliances White Whirlpool glass top slide in range, like new. Offers. Panasonic microwave, like new.250-542-3734.

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Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191 • 4620-23rd Street Mon-Fri:7:30am-5pm • Saturday: 8am-4pm Sunday: 10am-2pm APRIL - JUNE

www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

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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 men on a two ton truck. $70/hr. Call 250-859-8362. 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

WINCHESTER Model 94, 30-30, lever-action rifle, new condition, spotless, $550 incl 2 boxes ammo, valid Firearms Acquisition Lic. req’d. 250-5456640

Furniture

1 Black Angus Bull, 1 York/Landrace X Boar & 1977 Ford 500 single axle grain Truck with a drill fill for sale. (250)546-9766

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Firearms

A STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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

IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-306-8489 for details. Moving Sale: All like new condition. PSB surround system $2600. asking $600.; Pioneer Receiver $500. Asking $100.; Pioneer CD player $400. Asking $75.; Toshiba 40” LCD-TV $500. Asking $250.; Toshiba Blueray DVD player $100. Asking $50.; Fedders 10,000 BTU Air conditioner with remote control $700. Asking $150.; To view call (250)3085155. Offers considered. New Dewalt Table Saw on stand & blades $250; Skill saw $50.; B.E. Pressure Washer 3100psi $250.; Upright 12cu.ft GE Freezer. $200. (250)5452721 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 3 large cabinets w/glass doors 6ft high $40ea or 3/$90, Golf bag w/gloves/cart $30, Bandsaw metal cutting 3/4hpmotor $100obo, Old style school desk $30. 778-475-7230 4x5 round straw bales $25, 10in tble saw 1hp $100, Belt sander $25. 250-379-2853 Back 40 Scrap & Salvage. Free metal pickup & drop off site. Up to $100 for complete vehicles. Call 250-309-6107

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

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Auctions

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

HORSE AND TACK SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH

TACK: 10:00am • HORSES: 1:00pm

Inventory reduction from a large western store including jeans, boots and horse equipment FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

250-546-9420

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

Rubbish Removal Affordable dump runs. Make the right call. Beat any quote. Kris 250-308-4100. DIRTY DEEDS DUMP RUNS DONE DIRT CHEAP DAN 250-503-8515

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

250-766-3835

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003 Crafts, Christmas, lap shade frames/trims, beads, magnetic beads, vintage & antique clothes, jewelry, glassware & pictures. Mar 22/23, 9-3, #399510 Hwy 97 North

HUGE MOVING SALE GREAT STUFF Vernon (Middleton): 1101 Mt. Fosthall Dr. Sat, March 22, 8-2. A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING!! RAIN OR SHINE!

Moving Sale, Sun March 23, 9-2 #7-995 Mt Ida Dr, household, clothes, furniture, books. Multi family sale, Sat - Sun, 8-2 Mar 22/23, Mech. tools, household, antiques, 9833 Springfield Rd, Lavington


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BUSINESSES & SERVICES HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS /CONSTRUCTION to the

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CONTRACTOR Reno’s, Additions & New Construction. No Job too small!

‘Framing to Flooring’ Licensed & Insured

Ron @ 250.309.0435 nulookhomeworks.ca www.nulookhomeworks.ca

30 Years a Carpenter Also skilled in • Drywall • Painting • Flooring • Tiles • Decks • Fences Need Help? Please Call...

Bob - 250.275.0706

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ONE PRICE. NO SURPRISES. 40+ Years Experience

Call Bruce 250.808.1690 QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.

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

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GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

Driveways, Retaining walls, Patios, Decks, Sidewalks & steps FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

250-545-6251 24/7 • In Vernon since 1973

ROOFING Glendale Roofing & Renovations Seniors Discount Free Estimates Emergency Repairs

TUB TO SHOWER • CUSTOM SHOWERS • TUBS VANITIES • COUNTERTOPS • SINKS • FAUCETS • TOILETS ACCESSORIES • TILING • DESIGN • PACKAGES

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250.308.6230

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CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION Tazz’s -Concrete Foundations

Construction - Framing Concrete - Concrete Floors - Siding/Roofing Hardi Plank/Vinyl “All Your Concrete Needs” - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Decks/Patios SENIORS DISCOUNT - Sidewalks/Curbs - Renos Complete Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268 - Suspended Slabs - Post & Beam

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

Since ‘89 - Free Estimates

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No job too small!

250-542-8368 (Home)

Dennis

250-307-6484 (Cell)

WINDOWS & DOORS Windows, Doors & now...

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Renovation Specialists - We Can Do It! NEW Quality Professional Installations

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

CARWAY STUCCO

1044 Middleton Way, Vernon

New Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs 25 + years Experience

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

Ph: 307-0387

Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 • Phone (250) 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977

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• HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE • FRUIT TREE PRUNING • TREE REMOVAL • WEEDS • MOW • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • DUMP HAUL

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PAINTING PAINTING HANDYMAN RENOVATIONS

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painting & handyman services pressure washing

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L. McCoy Bookkeeping

SPRING CLEANUPS, YARD HAUL AWAY, POWER RAKING, CORE AERATION, MOWING, PRUNING AND SHAPING, TREE REMOVAL, RETAINING WALLS & LANDSCAPING.

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RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

Hawthorn Lane

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

WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Columbia Apartments Available March 1 st

Sporting Goods Rickshaw golf cart. Excellent condition. $75. 250-542-6915

Real Estate For Sale By Owner Beautiful 3bdrm condo overlooking OK Lake, 1623 sq.ft, pool, hottub, exercise room, u/g prkg, no age limit. Asking $351,900. 250-545-5546

Houses For Sale QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING OR SELLING?

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 ®

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Large 1 bedroom apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets. Non-smoking.

To view call

250-545-1519

Thor Chinchilla REALTOR® PROPERTY MANAGER

250-309-1742 Bachelor suite, shared washrooms, some furnished with TV. $500 including utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent 1 bedroom $600. Suitable for 1 person. NO PETS, PARTIES, SMOKING OR DRUGS. Quiet adult blding, hydro not Incld. Ready for April. Ph 250 558 5020

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

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

Townhouses

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

250-549-4467 Open Houses

Open Houses

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

250-503-1257

A New Tradition of Quality Living

1&2 bdrm,d/t, avail now,no pets, heat & hotwater incl. $600-$750. 250-260-8454 1bdrm apt., close to Kal Beach & bus stops, cable & gas incl., strictly n/s, n/p, good ref a must. Avail April 1st. Suits long term rentals and seniors. $535 month. 250 5422060 leave message. 1bdrm apt. near Hospital, laundry, heat, water, F/S, parking incl. $650. NS, Pets neg, Ref’s req. (250)542-7982 1bdrm East Hill & Bach suite, Avail Apr 1, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, onsite laundry. 250-260-5870 1LARGE 2bdrm apt. $750 /mo.+hydro, prefer NO PETS (will consider small pet) Avail Now. 250-869-9788. Armstrong 2bdrm, 2bath 1 level TH, 5 apps, n/s, n/p, Apr 1 $1,100. 250-260-6002 Bright cozy suite, w/d plus wheel chair ramp, private driveway & entrance. Must see. $700/mo 250-542-2330 Enderby clean quiet 2 bdrm, a/c, laundry in bldg. ref’s req’d 250-308-9299. HILLSIDE TERRACE. 39th Ave, ADULT, clean & well maintained; 1 bdrm & 1 bdrm + den N/S, N/P 250-545-5773 Lumby: 2bdrm, coin laundry. Heat & cable incl. No pets. Ref’s. $775/mo 250-307-4343 Senior Secure Bldg. N/S, N/P, includes cable & water, covered parking $825./mo 250503-7315

Commercial/ Industrial OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 1000 sq. ft. to 4200 sq. ft. of premium office space in a modern building. Excellent quality leaseholds including: Boardroom, finished perimeter offices with ample natural lighting, open layout for cubicles (which can be finished into interior offices). Wide hallways, tile floors, glass doors, large common area washrooms. Centrally located in business / shopping district, public transportation nearby. Parking: Onsite stalls plus 150 stalls on adjacent lot.

Call (250) 862 7785 or email: devco@shaw.ca

Open Houses

NEAR HOME BUILDING CENTRE Overhead door - 9’x9’, 1528 ft. $1100 month gross Call Ray @ 250-549-0198

Great location for lease. Retail/office, 1315sf, 3414 Coldstream Ave, 22 car parking, next to Teeter Totter Toy, $1314.+3N Avail May 1, Call Rick 1-250-770-0903

Storage

Duplex / 4 Plex

Suites, Lower

2bdrm 1ba, newly reno’d. $850+60% util. w/d hookup. n/s, n/p. Av now 250-309-4657

1bdrm bsmt ste, Avail April 1. newly reno’d, sm pet welcome. $700.util incl. 250-540-7695. 1-bdrm f/s, dw, shared laundry, $685. Incl, cable, util, internet, n/p, n/s, no parties, suits prof female, Avail Apr 1 250-558-0142 leave msg 1bdrm, full bath, n/s, available April 1, $600. util incl., 250307-8747 1 bdrm newly renovated. W/D in suite. $735/mo includes utilities. N/S, N/P. Refs req’d (250) 545-5154 2bdrm basement, ground lvl, newly reno, close to amenities, $700 includes utilities. 250938-0975 2bdrm Clean, cozy, and quiet, Avail April 1 or sooner. Gas fireplace, purified water, close to amenities, n/s, no pets $725 +utilities. 250-545-0883 $750. 2 bed, Lower East Hill. 1-250-762-5459 VERNON- 2 bdrms, 1bath, daylight suite, own entry, yard, $900 inclusive. N/S. Refs. Avail Apr 1. (250)307-6628.

Homes for Rent

Thor Chinchilla REALTOR® PROPERTY MANAGER

250-309-1742 • 3 bdrm exec. home, Predator Ridge. 5 appliances, garage, deck, wet bar. Upscale living. Access to fitness centre & amenities. $1950.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1200.incl util. 250-558-3664 3bdrm farm house, close to town, $1500 + util,.250-5492310. 3bdrm house in Enderby, N/S, $1100/mo. Available immediately. 1 (250)838-6630 3br 1.5bath, reno, top floor of house, no dogs/drugs, $1,000 util inclu, aval 1-250-707-0604 or cell 1-250-801-1060 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 $479,900. 403-540-2991 www.vernonrural.com Armstrong, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, 2,000 sq.ft., large fenced yard, large shop & garage, pet, kids welcome, avail now. $1300. 250-309-4703

Suites, Upper

ROOM mate needed. all inclusive.$500 250-306-7664.

Open Houses

BELLA VISTA EAST HILL Pl 5717 Richfield 904 - 33 Avenue Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $449,900 1:30 - 3:30 Sunday,

$698,800 CITY

205, 3221 Centennial Dr #9 - 1220 Sunday, 1:00-- 25 3:00Avenue $207,900 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday,

$295,000 7, 1117 Mt Fosthall Dr Sunday, 12:30 - 1:45 $524,000 ENDERBY

511 Regent Avenue 936 Mt Grady Crt Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 Sunday, 2:00 - 3:15 $188,900 $439,000

6, 2310 -HARWOOD 36 St 47 Avenue Sunday, 1826 12:00 --2:00 Sunday, 1:30 - 4:00 $164,900

676 Middleton Way EAST HILL LUMBY 3:30Skyview Cres 2005 - 28 Cres Sunday, 2:00 - 1904 $639,900 Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $394,000 $322,000

6, 1404 Copper Mtn Crt 862 Mt Grady Pl #405, 7922 OKSunday, Landing Rd.- 2:00 Sunday, 12:30 - 2:00 12:00 Sunday, 1:00 - $457,500 3:00 $449,900

DESERT933 COVEMt. Gady Court $399,900 11:00 - 1:00 HARWOOD 5022 - 5Sunday, Ave 523 Middleton Cl Sunday, $469,800 1:00 - 3:00 35, 4740 - 20 St Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 #92 - 7760 OK$549,000 Landing Rd. $319,000 Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 $193,900 Sunday, 2:30 4:00 523 Middleton Close 4128 - 4 St NORTH BX Sunday, Sunday, 1:00 - 3:001:00 - 3:00 $559,900 $329,000

$579,000

6454 Holbrook Rd Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $324,500

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

RE: THE ESTATE OF KAISU ANNELI WHITLOCK ALSO KNOWN AS KAISU A WHITLOCK FORMERLY OF 28 ROSOMAN ROAD, ENDERBY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1.800.910.6402

Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

Cars - Domestic 2001 Saturn 5sp 159014 kms $1,200 Nissan Sentr, 6sp 148193 kms $4,500 549-1583.

st, black, obo. 2004 st, grey, obo. 250-

$19.99 Special

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

Open Houses

OK LANDING NORTH BX 7228 Lakeridge Place 8055 Aspen Rd Sunday, Sunday, 11:00 -1:00 1:00 - 3:00 $618,800 $595,000

$319,900 COLDSTREAM OK LANDING 179 Horner Rd 11404 Tassie Dr FOOTHILLS 5682 Pearson Rd 6729 Apollo Road Lane MTN. 7200 Apex Dr #6 - 7373 Brooks Sunday, MIDDLETON 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:30 - 4:00 Sunday, 11:30 - 1:15 Sunday, $479,000 12:00 - 2:00 Sunday, 1:00 - $375,000 2:00 927 Mt. Grady Close Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $549,900 $639,900 Sunday, 9108 Northcott Dr 12:00 - 2:00 $549,000 MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN $358,800 OKANAGAN LANDING Saturday,$497,000 12:00 - 2:00 $429,500

BLAKELY & COMPANY LAW CORPORATION

advertise your vehicle in the Classified section 3 lines or less for $19.99 including tax. Add $5.00 to put in a photo. Call 250-550-7900

RealEstate WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE WEEK-END DRIVE CITY ALEXIS PARK #2, Road 228, 602 4202Browne Alexis Park Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00 $169,900 $211,900

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Cars - Sports & Imports

Motels,Hotels Shared Accommodation

Legal

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts

505, 7922 OK Landing Rd STEPPING STONES Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 124 Stepping Stones Cresc. $395,000

Sunday, 92, 1:00 - 3:00 7760 OK Landing Rd $695,000 Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 $549,000

THE RISE SOUTH BX 323 Cordon Place Rd 156 Lindsay Sunday, Sunday, 12:30 -12:00 2:00- 1:30 $419,000 $349,900

Happy Birthday to you I know you’re not 22

Love Hubby

1bdrm, 850 sq ft, 1 bath. appl, n/s, n/p. $700/mo incl util. 250-307-3911 call or text 2br $750 util inclu, no dogs/drugs, available 1-250707-0604 or cell 250-801-1060 3 bdrm upper, pet ok., n/s $1,000 + util. Avail immed. Armstrong. 250-307-4919. Bright 3bdrm, 1.5 bath East Hill, n/s, no cats, $1300 incl utilities. (250)549-0738

Designer finished house,level entry, city view, 2 - 3 bdrm, 6-appl, fully fenced, priv patio, a/c, f/p, custom extras, term lease $1450. incl.util. close to school & shopping. Call (250)540-0671 EAST-HILL, 3100 11th St, 1200sqft, 3bdrm, 1.5bath, main floor, 5appl, garage & parking, $1400. April 1. (250)801-5518

1BDRM, quiet, N/S, kitchenette, walk-out. Weekly/monthly $600-$630. Call 250-558-6837

Auto Financing

Outside fenced storage, RV’s, Boats or Vehicles. $2.12 per ft/month includes taxes. Yearly rates available (250)542-7863

To the Wife (Anita)

2001 VW Passat auto, loaded $3900; 1997 Honda Accord $1600.; (250)309-0975

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KAISU ANNELI WHITLOCK also known as KAISU A WHITLOCK are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, KARA DULCINE WHITLOCK, c/o her solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, B.C., V0E 1B0, on or before April 18, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Give life .... register to be an organ donor today!

Recreational/Sale Thinking About Selling Your RV, Car or Truck? Tesko Auto Sales Park & Sell Program. 250-938-1258 www.teskovernon.com

Scrap Car Removal #1AA Auto Recycler’s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Scott 250-558-8855 *1AA SCRAP REMOVAL. WE WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS PRICING, 250-801-4199 #1AMidvalley Autohaul will meet or beat all competitors cash offers for your scrap vehicles. (250)808-1894 #1Summit Auto Recycling, fair value for your unwanted vehicles 250-307-8869

Trucks & Vans 92 GMC 2wd canopy, runs exc., good rubber. $1,900 obo 250-545-8728

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Adult Escorts Attractive, Independent, petite blonde lady. Outcalls and servicing dt/central Vernon 778-475-0050 Jessica ,blonde, BBW, model, specials, DD, beautiful & Independent 250-540-8064. MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95., Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Let’s Play! 878-1514 Vernon’s Best! New Grand Location! Discrete, Upscale, Beautiful Attendants. In/out Spoil yourself! 250-307-8174. Hiring!


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