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Christina Stuart, six, chats with Rapunzel at the Vernon library’s princess storytelling party. It is one of the many spring break events being held at the Okanagan Regional Library branch.
College boosts tuition fees RICHARD ROLKE
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Victoria, not Okanagan College, is being blamed for hiking students’ costs. Tuition for domestic students will climb two per cent in 2014-15 while it will go up eight per cent for international students. “The responsibility for this lies with the provincial government and the Eric Reist lack of funding,” said Eric Reist, Vernon Students Association general manager. “The college doesn’t have a lot of options. It’s legislated to balance the budget and short of cutting programs, it must increase revenue.” For a domestic student taking a fulltime university transfer arts program, tuition will increase from $3,203 annu-
ally to $3,267. The domestic student tuition increase is expected to generate about $313,371 in additional revenue, that will be offset by an expected reduction in enrolment ($1.23 million) in some program areas because of the falling numbers of high school graduates. International students, whose tuition hasn’t increased during the past five years, will face an increase from $11,000 to $11,880. While he understands the cost pressures facing OC, Reist believes students will be negatively impacted by the tuition hike. “Our fear is post-secondary education is becoming inaccessible to a greater number of students,” he said, adding that students also face the burden of books, transportation, rent and possibly child care. The Vernon Student Association operates a food bank to assist students
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in need. “We’re finding increased demand for that,” said Reist. OC’s 2014/15 budget is worth $92.8 million. “We have seen pressure on our annual operating budget from several fronts. We began this budget process wrestling with an issue that was measured in seven figures,” said Tom Styffe, OC board chairperson. “It has led to some tough decisions, including some position adjustments, but we have a responsibility to focus on the sustainability of our initiatives, with respect for student and community demand.” Some staff positions will be reduced, partly through retirements, but there will also be layoffs for two part-time support positions. “Where required, we are also looking at shifting positions to reflect demand for programs,” said Styffe.
Differences have flared over who should be an Interior Health Authority board member. During Tuesday’s North Okanagan-ColumbiaShuswap Regional Hospital District meeting, director Mike Macnabb challenged IHA chairperson Norm Embree to support having elected officials named to the IHA board to expand public accountability. “Mr. Embree and I agree to disagree,” said Macnabb, who represents BX-Silver Star. “I asked him if he supported it and he said no.” Presently, IHA board members are appointed by the Norm Embree Ministry of Health. Macnabb insists the public has no sense of decisions being made by IHA that impact health care services and the expenditure of taxes. “The vital part missing is the public and the public is represented by elected officials,” he said, adding that representatives from regional districts or municipalities could help IHA promote vital concerns. “We could be an ally to go to the public and say, ‘We’re in trouble,’ but instead, they sit in isolation.” Embree, who lives in Salmon Arm, confirms that he doesn’t support Macnabb’s concept. “If we start opening up the board to elected officials, we’d wind up exploding the size of our board,” he said. “I don’t believe large boards work well, especially governance boards.” Embree is also concerned that politicians sitting at the table could focus on their specific communities instead of looking at broad-based health care needs. “It was tried in Saskatchewan years ago and it didn’t work because you get people with one thing (issue) on their mind,” he said. In terms of transparency, Embree says that is an ongoing priority for his board. “We have a good relationship with regional hospital districts,” he said, adding that any decision on board membership rests with the Ministry of Health and not IHA. Despite Embree’s opposition, Macnabb vows to keep pushing for membership changes to the IHA board. “We will carry on through the Southern Interior Local Government Association and the Union of B.C. Municipalities,” he said.
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Residents urged to prepare for floods richard rolke Morning Star Staff
North Okanagan residents are increasingly at risk from flooding and that means they must be prepared to respond. In recent years, rivers and creeks have burst their banks while melting snow has caused extensive drainage issues in some neighbourhoods. “We’re seeing more severe weather events and this is here to stay,” said Brent Watson, North Okanagan Emergency Brent Watson Management manager, adding that climate change could play a factor in the situation. “This has to change how people deal with things.” A common misconception is that NOEM will ride to the rescue during an emergency. “We don’t fill sandbags. You have to do it yourself,” said Watson. “Residents are the first line of defense and are responsible for protecting their property.” Under its regulatory mandate, NOEM provides public information on flooding conditions, distributes sand and sand bags, activates an emergency
operations centre if needed and provides support to evacuated residents. It does not clear debris from waterways, private lands or public infrastructure, construct flood containment, initiate remedial work or take responsibility for flood management. A lot of these activities fall under the mandate of the provincial government. Some flooding has already occurred in the region and more is possible as spring proceeds, so residents are urged to take action. “They should be aware of their own hazards,” said Helen Sinclair, deputy manager, of tree branches that may block a creek or personal items that could be damaged by water. Farmers should have a contingency plan to relocate livestock if water levels rise. “People have to take ownership to prevent a disaster,” said Watson. Considerable online resources are available to residents so they can be prepared for an emergency. They can be found at www.northokanaganem.ca. In the last two years, there has been $12 million in disaster claims filed with senior levels of government. They are all related to flooding in Lumby, rural Lumby and rural Enderby. For more information, call North Okanagan Emergency Management at 250-550-3232 (pre-recorded line) or e-mail email@example.com.
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Safety upgrades on track for Lake Country route richard rolke Morning Star Staff
Action is being taken to alleviate motorists’ concerns about Highway 97 in Lake Country. The Ministry of Transportation is initiating upgrades to the exits and entrances from the upper-level highway at both ends of Pelmewash Parkway, the old highway. Owen Dickie “It’s a step in the right direction,” said Owen Dickie, a Lake Country councillor. The primary concern had been that vehicles trying to get off Pelmewash Parkway
and on to Highway 97 south cannot see the highway traffic until the merge lane is almost used up. To improve sight distance as vehicles merge on to the highway from the parkway, the ministry is going to remove an existing dirt bank and possibly some concrete barriers. For improved driver awareness, merge ahead signs will be installed. In addition, the ministry has already removed the 70-kilometre-an-hour ahead sign 100 metres north to allow southbound traffic more time to slow down before the merge. Beyond the south end of the highway, concerns were raised about the north end where it meets up with Pelmewash Parkway,
and specifically a tight corner and high rate of speed. In this area, the ministry will install an exit 30 kilometres an hour sign for motorists going on to Pelmewash Parkway from the highway. To improve driver awareness as vehicles prepare to access the highway travelling from Pelmewash going north, the ministry has already installed reflectors and may possibly install a speed warning sign. There will also be signs to let motorists know about the upcoming corner. “The ministry will monitor the results of the changes and if more needs to be done, hopefully they will consider that,” said Dickie. “There’s been enough of a groundswell of
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ORL considers service reductions in Vernon Library, the branch is receiving more resources than are actually being paid for by residents of Vernon, Coldstream and the two electoral areas. The projected variance
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Service levels may ultimately be adjusted at the Vernon library to reflect funding. According to Okanagan Regional
for 2014 is $350,000. Stephanie Hall, executive director, says a reduction in expenditures will be needed to align with financial input as ORL strives for equity between
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process.” popular branch in the Another challenge Okanagan,” said Hall. for ORL is that provinAbout 19,755 peocial grants for library ple attended various services have programs, remained which was a flat in recent 60 per cent years. increase, “Provincial with 16,578 funding is of them what helps being chilus get equity dren. across the And the p r o v i n c e ,” Stephanie Hall branch has said Hall. remained In 2013, p opu l ar 579,114 physical items despite a broken pipe were circulated at the that caused significant Vernon branch, a one flooding damage on per cent increase over the main floor Feb. 10. the previous year. “Not much service “It’s the No. 1 most has been left off the
table,” said Hall, adding that activities are being accommodated on the second floor. Stutter’s Restoration is commencing with restoration work and it’s expected to take six to eight weeks. “Visitors to the library may notice some noise and odours during the restoration period,” said Michelle Rule, ORL communications manager. “Staff will use an odour meter and noise meter to try to give some indication of what visitors might expect each day.”
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While local residents are currently getting a great bang for their buck through the library, that could soon change. And that has some area politicians concerned. A recent audit revealed that Okanagan Regional Library’s Vernon branch is providing more services than it receives funding for – $350,000 worth. Therefore some trimming needs to be done. “It’s a little scary if they feel they need to reduce service in Vernon,” said Coldstream Coun. Pat Cochrane. Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick points out that it is the largest municipality without a library branch. He made that clear to ORL executive director Stephanie
Hall following her presentation to council Monday. “How much are we actually saving you by not having a branch? Keep that in mind when you move forward with these discussions.” Coun. Maria Besso adds: “Our taxpayers put in $400,000 a year and it’s going to the Vernon library.” Coldstream also recently adopted its financial plan, which includes no library reserve. The reserve was used up on the new library and although Coldstream has no obligation to build a reserve, Besso would have liked to see some funds put away. “There will be ongoing needs,” said Besso, who is also vice chair on the ORL board, during a discussion two weeks ago. “It’s prudent to put it in a reserve.”
Crime Stoppers seeks suspect Morning Star Staff
Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following man who is wanted on a provincewide warrant as of Thursday. Robert Lee Tessier is wanted for two counts of breach of recognizance.
Liquid Waste Management Plan Public Input March 31, 2014 – anytime between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. City of Vernon Council Chambers (3400 – 30th Street) The City of Vernon is in the process of updating the city’s long term plan for managing sewer and storm water in the city (Liquid Waste Management Plan), and will be hosting an open house meeting to gather public input. Please attend anytime between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m to review the plan with City staff, and provide feedback on the costs and options proposed for managing liquid wastes in the City of Vernon.
He is currently before the courts for charges of forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, robbery and uttering threats. Tessier is known to frequent the Okanagan Valley. Tessier, 37, is described as Caucasian, five-foot-nine, weighs 200-lbs with light brown hair and blue eyes. If you see him or know where he is do not approach Tessier, but call the nearRobert Tessier est police detachment, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or go to www.nokscrimestoppers. com.
Feedback can also be provided by email to vernonlwmp@urbansystems. ca before March 31, 2014. If you are not able to attend the meeting and would like more information regarding the plan, please contact Greg Thompson, City of Vernon, at 250-550-3589.
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Pathologist testifies in murder trial kathy michaels Black Press
Matthew Foerster admitted he caused the injuries that killed an Armstrong teenager in 2011, but the nature of those wounds and how they were inflicted was scrutinized in a Kelowna courtroom as his murder trial continued. Tasked Wednesday with explaining the trail of medical evidence left on Taylor Van Diest’s body was Dr. John David Stefanelli. Stefanelli, a forensic pathologist who works out of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, conducted the autopsy on Van Diest Nov. 3, 2011, the jury heard. He told the court that other than “traumatic injuries” the 18-year-old looked to be a fit, young, healthy person. Van Diest, however, suffered a long list of traumatic injuries Halloween 2011, any number of which could have caused her death, said Stefanelli. Ultimately, he concluded it was a severe head trauma that killed the 18-year-old. Stefanelli counted six separate gashes, measuring around fivecentimeters long apiece. It looked like a “series of strikes that happened all to the
same area,” Stefanelli said, noting later that he believed the object that caused the damage was metal. “The person was standing in the same p o s i tion for all of the blows.” Each potential strike left its mark, but the Foerster sixth was p ar t i c u larly violent. Below those wounds was where the real damage was done. Van Diest’s brain was bleeding in several areas due to the injuries she sustained. Van Diest suffered a number of less serious wounds as well. There was bruising around the eye, that extended across her nose and a laceration above one of her eyelids. “Something solid caused the bruising that tore her eye,” he said. “It could have happened with one blow.” There were two hemorrhages on her eye that Stefanelli said he believed to be caused by strangulation. Further evidence of strangulation was the ligature wounds on Van Diest’s neck. Two thin lines were
Plywood stolen Morning Star Staff
Building materials have vanished from a North Okanagan construction site. Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a contractor in the Ashton Creek area reported the theft of materials from a house he was building in the 3000 block of Trinity Valley Road. “The builder told police that the previous evening, all building materials were accounted for,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. When the contractor attended the next morning, an entire load of three-quarter-inch plywood tongue and groove subfloor with a Tolko logo on it had been removed from the site along with some R12 insulation. The contractor told police the total of the supplies was more than $4,000 in value. “The thieves who stole the plywood had cut the strapping to the bundle of plywood, and had loaded it onto a trailer sheet by sheet so they were there for some time,” said Molendyk. The contractor and the RCMP are asking anyone with any information on this to please call the Enderby RCMP detachment at 250-838-6818 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
displayed in photos for the jury, and Stefanelli said he couldn’t be sure what caused them. Whatever it was, Stefanelli said Van Diest fought to remove it, as fingernail marks scratched her neck around the ligature marks. There were also defensive wounds on her forearms and hands. Responding to questions posed by Crown Counsel Iain Currie, Stefanelli painted a tumultuous, violent end for Van Diest. When defence lawyer Lisa Jean Helps was offered her turn, an alternate picture was presented. Helps asked if the metal pipe that Van
Diest was found lying against could have caused some of the injuries. Stefanelli agreed that it was possible, if Van Diest had fallen on it from an upright position. Helps also turned her attention to the ligature marks. Asking that a bloodied bra be brought from an evidence bag, she asked if it was feasible that it could have caused the ligature marks. Stefanelli said the straps were of similar size to the marks left. Helps also asked if it was possible that there was more than one possible weapon, and the marks on Van Diest’s head could represent “one injury over laying another.”
Stefanelli said it was. Helps’ questions gave further shape to what Foerster’s defence may eventually look like. With the Tuesday admissions that Foerster did cause the injuries that killed Van Diest, that it was his DNA under her nails as well as her DNA in his truck, indications are that Foerster is looking for the lesser manslaughter conviction. Justice Peter Rogers earlier told the jury it might have to consider whether Foerster could have formed the intent necessary for murder if he was intoxicated, while Helps requested that a vodka bottle found near the teenager’s body be entered as a trial exhibit.
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s Canadians we are used to travelling long distances as a way to connect with one another. We spend a lot of time in cars and airplanes just to throw our arms around those closest to us. Many of us have family spread around the planet. And so, if funds allow, we travel even further distances for that connection when Skype or email just won’t do. I can relate. My father comes from South Africa and my husband is from Australia, two countries that couldn’t be further away from Canada. As a child, I was Kristin Froneman blessed to visit South Africa a few times to see my grandmother, aunt and other relatives. But since my grandmother has passed on, and that Aussie fella came into my life, we have saved lots, and I mean lots, of pennies for three trips Down Under. There are a lot of folks to visit where the Tropic of Capricorn bisects the rather isolated and sunburnt continent. The latest trip came just this month to celebrate my father in-law’s 80th birthday. Crossing that giant ocean known as the Pacific with two young kids in tow was well worth the mileage. Our route took us 10,281 kilometers to Hong Kong and another 4,604 kilometers to Sydney, according to the air miles calculator. But who needs sleep when you have in-flight entertainment? I caught up on all the Oscar nominated films as well as a few indies. (I highly recommend Frances Ha and The Trip, featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; the latter had a few people glancing over at me in bewilderment as I could not stifle my laughter.)
Despite the 20 or so hours in the air, and many movies later, the instant we got off the plane and saw the smiling faces of family, and the burning orb known as the sun (yep, it’s still up there!), sleep became an afterthought. All the melatonin in the world couldn’t make up for reuniting with my husband’s family –all 23 or so members of them– and friends. (I believe that tally was 27, kids included.) Six years may have passed since we last saw most of them, but the time slipped away as soon as I heard that distinctive, “Hey Doll, ‘ow ya been?” These are some of the most beautiful, smart and fun people I have ever met and I am not just trying to score brownie points for the next trip. Australia is a pretty cool/hot place, but you’ve probably heard that already. I could regale you with the tales of learning to body and board surf, seeing a python wrapped around my daughter’s neck (supervised at the Australian Reptile Park), waking up to the crazed laugh of a kookaburra, seeing Neil Finn (of Crowded House/Split Enz fame) at the Sydney Opera House, and eating those delicious chocolate-coconut infused confections known as Cherry Ripes and Lamingtons. But that would be cruel. What was most important was making that tactile connection with the people that matter most. I’d give anything to hear my niece tease me for saying “eh.” Yes, I am a bogan. (Ask an Aussie or Kiwi what that means.) Or sharing a nice Margaret River Sauv. Blanc with my beautiful sister in-laws. Or hearing the jeers and cheers while watching a footy (rugby league, this is New South Wales after all) game on the telly. It’s hard not to feel sad as I sit back here staring into this computerized abyss knowing they are on the other side of the globe. If only continental drift would reverse, eh?
Spring is finally in the air and it’s time to rejoice as we head outside to enjoy warmer temperatures and more daylight after supper. Thoughts tend towards all the possibilities of activities after a particularly long winter for these parts, like golf, tennis, soccer and just going for a walk in better conditions. However, there should be a sense of caution in the wind as well due to the fact that the snow in the mountains is beginning to melt leading to safety concerns around rivers and creeks, and, of course, the potential for flooding. Now many factors come into play in how extensive flooding will be in the North Okanagan, and some areas are much more prone to the spring runoff than others, but it’s a good idea for anyone living near waterways to take preventative measures every spring. In other words, be proactive instead of reactive. “Residents are the first line of defense and are responsible for protecting their property,” advises Brent Watson, North Okanagan Emergency Management manager. “People have to take ownership to prevent a disaster.” NOEM is there to help with flood advisories, distributing sand and sand bags and activating emergency support if necessary but preventative measures are up to landowners and the provincial government. Therefore, it is wise to take it upon yourself to be ready for potential flooding. However, there is help available online at northokanaganem.ca It should be noted that in the last two years there have been $12 million in North Okanagan disaster claims filed with senior government. The snowpack readings for some local areas are above normal, and the weather is always unpredictable, so better safe than sorry. For more information call 250550-3232 (prerecorded line) or e-mail northokanaganem@gmail. com
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HEALTH CARE AT RISK March 31 is the day the 2004 health accord expires. Do the people of this country really know what that means? If you don't, now is the time to get involved and get educated if you care about the future of public health care in this country. The Conservative government is linking health transfers to economic growth and cutting health care spending by $36 billion over 10 years. What does that mean for B.C.? That means in the first year alone, there will be $255 million less in federal health transfers coming to B.C. These cuts will grow to $5 billion in B.C. over the next decade unless Canadians start waking up and stand up for the public health care. We need to ask the federal government to protect our public health care system, don't privatize it. Pay a fair share of provincial health care costs and ensure Canada does not go down the same road as the U.S. The feds need to invest in public home care and community care for our seniors and establish a universal pharmacare program to cover prescription drugs. If you think the wait times are long now when you need medical procedures, I believe the time will increase significantly if this happens.
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his letter is being written to thank the regional district electoral area B and C directors for their stance on the governance study/amalgamation subject. As per the letter sent to Vernon council, which was referred to in the article Governance study sought (March 14 in The Morning Star), the directors, "state they do not support an amalgamation study or to have the question placed on the Nov. 15 ballot." Despite comments to the contrary, this letter is supported by a previous study back in 2008 when area residents were asked about the governance structure. The exact results won't be listed here for brevity, but suffice it to say, there was no appetite for amalgamation with the city. If there was going to be change, the choice would be incorporation. Also, the survey included more than just one question. It included a multiple
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choice with three options if it (governance structure) had to change. Please e-mail your local MP and tell them this is wrong. Also, please go to 2014healthaccord.ca and read what the Harper government is doing to our precious public health care system. I, for one, am terrified of the outcome if this trend continues Nikki Inouye VJH PRAISED I have personally had nothing but positive experiences with Vernon Jubilee Hospital. I understand there will be problems from time to time but overall it’s an excellent facility. My most recent experience was over New Year’s when my sister-in-law, visiting from Vancouver, suffered a massive stroke and eventually passed away. From the ambulance attendants to the emergency room doctors and nurses to the doctors and nurses on 3-East, we couldn’t have asked for more compassionate care and treatment. At one point, I counted more than a dozen visiting relatives including children, and not once did we hear a complaint or suggestion we leave, and someone was with my sister-in-law 24 hours a day. We were fortunate to find a room for her and I understand this isn’t always the case. However, when we see letters of complaint
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or save the annexation impact study: phase two report", at www.rdno.ca/docs/ RDNO_Annexation_Study_Phase_II_ Final_Report_- February_2014.pdf ) and the phase one report" can be found at the following link: www.rdno.ca/docs/201201-13RDNO_Annexation_Impact_ Study_Phase_I_-_Final_Report.pdf. Despite their length, they are both very informative regarding this issue. In conclusion, on this governance study/amalgamation subject, the directors and membership of the BX/Swan Lake Community Association wish to convey an appreciative thank you to Mr. Fleming and Mr. Macnabb for their commitment to work, "with our Greater Vernon partners to provide efficient and cost-effective services." Chris Edwards, president BX-Swan Lake Community Association As such, it is assumed the city's affordable housing committee, like-minded agencies and the community in general, are challenging the wisdom of the proposed increases which require immediate cancellation. Jed Astin
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Sean Rogders is going for a walk. A rather long walk. The 54-year-old semiretired Vernon man plans to walk 1,800 kilometres from Vernon to Haida Gwaii (with 1,200 kms in ferry trips in between) to raise awareness to issues society faces every day. He leaves – no joke – on April 1. “I’m going to be facing everything from starvation to lack of water for days on end as I won’t be packing enough food to make it from town to town,” said Rogders, who works at Fairweather Bingo and volunteers with a number of community groups. Rogders plans to walk 25 kilometres a day starting from Vernon, heading to Kelowna, then to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for a jaunt over to Nanaimo. A native of Vancouver Island, Rogders will then walk up the Island to Port Hardy to catch ferries to Prince Rupert, then to Haida Gwaii. Once in Haida Gwaii, Rogders will spend nearly three months cleaning up the western shore line before walk-
Sean Rogders (left) receives a camera from Shoppers Drug Mart manager Colin Scott for his walk from Vernon to Haida Gwaii. ing home to Vernon. His goal is to be home around Aug. 24. Of course, the natural question to Rogders is why? Why take this on? Well, Rogders, who does not have any children of his own, views the world as his family. And he’s concerned for children and the children’s children. “I feel very strongly if we
don’t step up to the plate very soon and do something to drastically change the way we’re behaving toward our environment, we’re going to find ourselves in a position where it’s too late to do something about it,” he said. “That’s not a world I want to see left for us and our offspring.” Rogders cited regions in Africa where he says more
than 40 million people have been forced to migrate from their homelands in search of other places to grow food, find fresh water and to farm and eat. The route he has chosen for his journey will offer plenty of exposure. “Haida Gwaii represents a spiritual sort of place,” said Rogders. “It’s at the edge of the world, and it’s one of those places when environmental change does come, it noticeably shows up there first.” Rogders is hoping for some help and support as he prepares for his journey, which he’ll document on his website, www.walkingfar.com. Colin Scott of Shoppers Drug Mart has donated a camera for Rogders to record photos to post. He is looking for a backpack, sleeping bag and cash donations to help for the most expensive part, the ferry trips, which he estimates will cost around $600. Donations can be made by e-mailing Rogders at email@example.com, or by calling him at 778-930-1049. More information about the trip can be found on Rogders’ website.
Vehicle malfunction sparks townhouse fire KEVIN PARNELL Black Press
A fire that destroyed a Lake Country townhome and damaged several others earlier this month started because of a fault in the fuel system on one of two vehicles parked in front of the townhome complex on Powley Court. Fire chief Steve Windsor said his department’s investigation as well as insurance investigaSteve Windsor tors pin-pointed the cause of the blaze that caused upwards of $500,000 in damage to two vehicles as well as several townhomes. Windsor said there appeared to be a malfunction in the fuel system in one of the vehicles parked in the driveway. When the resident tried to start the older model
car, she noticed a small fire in the engine. Windsor said there was a fire extinguisher in the vehicle but by the time the resident got the pin out of the extinguisher, the fire had spread quickly and was out of control. “There was a bit of a fuel leak and it probably sparked when there was a short in the system. The car was left running and the electric fuel pump kept pumping fuel into the system.” Windsor said there was a small breeze that helped the fire spread to a second vehicle and then the townhouse’s siding. He said the resident did the right thing by getting away from the fire and calling the fire department. “Sometimes in these situations the best thing is to get out of the vehicle,” he said. “Property can be replaced but a person’s life or serious burn injuries can’t be changed. The first thing is to get away.” A series of townhomes were damaged
but the first two in the complex were the most serious and the residents remain out of their homes. Windsor said the main townhome the fire engulfed will have to be gutted and suffered major damage while the neighboring unit will also need to have floors, drywall, insulation and roofing replaced. He expects it will be several months before the residents can return to their units. Several other units suffered smoke damage but the residents in those homes were able to return home last week. Windsor said the damage was limited by Lake Country fire crews and the natural conditions. “It definitely could have been a lot worse,” he said. “We could have ultimately lost that whole side of the building if it had been very windy and it could have even spread to the neighboring townhomes. We were very lucky and it was a good save for the guys (who fought the fire.)”
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A celebration of golden proportions will take place at Silver Star as the resort honours Josh Dueck Saturday. Dueck, who won gold in the super combined and silver in the downhill at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, will be the guest of honour starting at 4 p.m. in the centre of the village. “The overwhelming support from the community has meant so much to me and my family,” said Dueck. “I’m really looking forward to the chance to share this with everyone at Silver Star.” As well as members from the Silver Star community, representa-
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Indigenous scholars program starts Morning Star Staff
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Brooks’ fundraiser takes flight Morning Star Staff
Flights of Fancy, a feathered fundraiser will take over the ballroom at the Best Western Vernon Lodge April 4 to support the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. “We wanted a theme that fits with the Allan Brooks story,” said Janice Buick, events co-ordinator. “We chose Flights of Fancy to honour the 125th anniversary of Allan Brooks’ Birds of B.C. Field Guide this year.” Brooks was a prominent naturalist, artist, and Okanagan Landing resident. His Birds of B.C. Field Guide, compiled and illustrated by him, was the first of its kind in Western Canada in 1889. “A lot of people have heard of the American John Audubon, but not as many have heard of Canada’s Allan Brooks, who’s been an inspiration for contemporary artists and naturalists such as
Robert Bateman,” said Aaron Deans, executive director. “Bateman has been a big supporter of ABNC since it opened its doors in 2000, and we’ll have another of his artwork to auction off again this year.” All items auctioned go to support ABNC’s educational programs at the centre, which promotes the enjoyment and stewardship of nature through hands-on experiential learning and nature-based activities throughout the North Okanagan. The auction this year features a range of items including various accommodations and recreation (spa, paddle boarding, golfing, and skiing) packages, art and quilts. “And, most importantly, it will be fun. There will be live entertainment and a dance following the auction,” said Buick. “All are encouraged to don themselves with feathers. Lapel-feathered fish hooks will be available at the door, which can be used again as a lure after the event.” The event begins at 5 p.m. April 4 at the Best
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Enderby springs into motion ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
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finish at the Enderby Curling Club. “It’s a neat community event,” said organizer Patricia Cech. “All of the people involved have a lot of fun.” There are distances of two-, five- and 10-kilometres and the wheel portion is not for bicycles, but for assisted transportation. “We’re a little bit limited because of the route and the runners and walkers,” said Cech. “We need to stick with no bicycles, even for the kids. We’ve done it for two years and the kids have always walked or run the course.” Started two years ago to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion relay, Enderby In Motion helps raise funds for the Enderby Accessibility Fund. Last year’s event raised funds to improve accessibility for those who need it at the Enderby Curling Club. The 10-km event will start at 7:30 a.m. while the two- and five-km events begin at 8 a.m. “The 10-kilometre distance will embellish local, mountainous and community scenery, while the two- and five-kilometre routes will be along the River Walk,” said Cech. There will be lots of prizes, including the grand prize of a 2014 IPE family day pass, although anyone who is eligible must be present to win it. Food and refreshments will also be provided. All registration forms and pledge sheets can be picked up at the Bank of Montreal in Enderby (510 Cliff Ave.).
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Vipers figuring out formula KEVIN MITCHELL & TYLER LOWEY
Albert Einstein’s E = mc2 is perhaps the most famous math equation out there. Something about space and time and general relativity. The formula may be less complicated than the B.C. Hockey League’s new and unique three-way, double roundrobin playoff series which starts tonight with the Vernon Vipers visiting the Victoria Grizzlies. Vernon hosts the Coquitlam Express in a Sunday 5 p.m. game. The league has broken the schedule down on its website for fans, media and scouts to follow. In simple turns, each of the three teams will play one another at home and away over the next 10 days. The two top teams following the six games advance to the best-of-seven Fred Page Cup championship series starting April 11. If one team loses its first three games, the Vipers at Express game scheduled for Monday, April 7 may not be required. To put in really easy English, take it away Viper d-man Jared Wilson. “It’s different, but it’s a lot like the Western Canada Cup or the RBC, so that’s kind of the way it’s structured,” said the 19-year-old Calgary product. “You pretty much gotta look at every game being a Game 7. I think the magic number is to win three and you’re pretty well through so that’s our goal, to win three.” After playing a zany 13 games in 19 days, the Vipers were very loose and having a blast at practice this week, joyfully jumping on shootout loser Logan Mick, who was all smiles, near the end of Wednesday’s session. They are enjoying the rest from battle, healing their wounds and mentally preparing for the next round. Head coach Jason Williamson will expect the Vipers to be fired up for each round-robin tilt “It’s tough to even formulate a plan. It’s almost like regular-season games with obviously a lot more on the line. Our mind-set is gonna be every game’s like a Game 7 because you never know. We’ll just take it one game at a time and try and control our own fate.” Victoria head coach Craig Didmon, who replaced Bill Bestwick earlier this season, doesn’t mind the playoff layout. “It’s a horse race as soon as the puck drops,” said Didmon. “I like the format. It’s a nice change from two seven-game series. You get a couple games in your barn, then play once each in two other rinks. It’s kind of a fun way to do it. As well, it gives you chance to check out the rink before playing a team in the final.” Viper forward Demico Hannoun says his back is getting better and he’s ready to go after a great comeback series win over the Penticton Vees. He, Liam Coughlin, Mason Blacklock and Brett Mulcahy are all former Surrey Eagles who know the Grizzlies and Express well. The Vipers split two games with both teams this season. “Last year I saw Coquitlam more than Victoria.,” said Hannoun, 18, of North Delta. “Coquitlam is a good offensive team and Vic is an all-around good team.” On the playoff format, Hannoun said: “It’s definitely different. It seems kind of fun, like minor hockey tournaments back in the day. We have no room for errors this round. It doesn’t really allow you to come back in the series.”
As four-year-veteran triplets Myles, Gerald and Leo go, so go the Grizzlies. Victoria won the Island Division at 37-15-3-5 with Myles first on the team with 27 goals and 83 points. Gerry was next with 35 goals and 81 points. Leo was hurt much of the season but managed 15 points in 17 games and has seven goals and 10 points in the playoffs. “They’ve got the triplets, but they work very hard, they’ve got aggressive dee and their goaltending has been very good in the playoffs and their speciality teams are good,” said Williamson. “So we gotta stay out of the box and keep their guys contained to the outside. They have some offensive firepower. We have to play to our strengths, use our size, use our skill level.” The Port Alberni triplets, who turn 21 in August, are headed to Bemidji State Tigers in Minnesota next year. The Grizz have nine scholarship players. “Victoria is a lot like us, a pretty big team, pretty physical and they forecheck well,” said Wilson, who came here in a trade from Alberni Valley Bulldogs last fall. “Obviously, they’ve got the one line that pretty much does all their damage.” On Coquitlam, Wilson offered: “From what I remember, they’re pretty run ‘n gun. They like to push the pace, especially on the PK, but I think we’re pretty sound defensively so it shouldn’t be an issue.” Home-grown forward Colton Sparrow says the Snakes have to keep their speed game moving despite the longer break between games. “We got a lot of energy and a lot of excitment after a series (Interior Division final) like that,” said Sparrow. “Those series take a lot out of you but they also build a lot of confidence taking out a team like that. “Both Victoria and Coquitlam (third in the Mainland at 27-26-2-3) are run-andgun teams that will work hard and pressure LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR you all night. I feel like the round-robin Viper defencemen Dylan Chanter (left) and Jared Wilson share a laugh during kind of slows everything down, which we Wednesday’s practice at Kal Tire Place. don’t really like. But I guess the break is good. It will be different. That Game 7 was do-or-die which organization,” he said. “The guys have been through a lot – is basically like each game this series. It kind of got us ready.” that first round, going to Game 7 in double overtime, was On the Fitzgeralds, who have also played for Prince pretty intense. I think they feel like they’ve had their back George and Nanaimo, Sparrow said: “The triplets – they against the wall and they know what that feels like. I think love to work the cycle and they have a lot of stick skill. My we’re getting mentally stronger as a group and starting to line (with Mulcahy and Brendan Persley) will probably believe there’s a great opportunity here.” SNAKE BITES: Viper grad Mike Collins has signed match up with them. You got to respect them and play them a tryout deal with the Boston Bruins...Vees’ captain Brad hard.” Didmon said he feels pretty comfortable with his goal- McClure has been invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ prostenders. Both Nic Renyard and Alec Dillon have four wins in pect camp in July. The BCHL first all-star team winger has the playoffs, Dillon won all four games against Powell River committed to Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks next fall...Viper grad Mike Zalewski has been issued No. 40 with Kings, including two in a row to close out the series. “To be in the third round hasn’t happened a lot in this the Vancouver Canucks. He hasn’t cracked the lineup yet.
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Zupp adds new ideas for Lakers KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor
Dallas Zupp represents the future of coaching in the Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association. And after one year as a full-time assistant with the Sladen Moore Bantam A Female Lakers, the 19-yearold appears primed to stay in the game. He drew high praise from the Lakers, who bowed to the Kamloops Mystix in the Okanagan Mainline finals. Brooke Berube, 15, played defence and wing, earning Most Improved Player honour for the Lakers. “He really pushed us to improve in practices,” said Berube. “He skated hard and when you were JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR matched with him in a battle drill, you had to work hard. Whenever we did something well in a game, he Assistant coach Dallas Zupp (left) shares a laugh with captain Andie Kaneda as the Vernon Sladen Moore Lakers take on the Kamloops Mystix was always complimenting us. As a person, he was in Okanagan Mainline championship series playoff action at Vernon Civic Arena. the Best Western Vernon Lodge. very helpful and because we’re closer to his age, he “I was there all the time and I enjoyed it. I’d definitely do it understood us. He was tons of fun to have on the bench.” MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL Zupp, who was a magician with the puck during his minor again. I talked to all the players a lot. Our captain, Andie Kaneda, career, took the initiative and completed the two-day coaching was a great leader with great attitude. It’s good to have her as a SPEND & SAVE AT Development 1 certificate (he still has some post-clinic assign- captain. She’s pretty vocal, but she leads a lot by example too.” Zupp, who turns 20 in November, actually got into coaching ments to complete), his Respect in Sports certification and manlast year when Fulton teacher Dale Olson asked him to guide the datory Criminal Record Check. “I know Brent Magnus because he coached me last year (as a Maroons Grade 8 boys volleyball team. Zupp and buddy Nick Midget House overager) and he wanted me to help with creativity Alves took on the assignment. The coaching experience was a family affair for Dallas, whose and stuff. I just kind of worked with everybody,” said Zupp, who father, Darren, also helped Magnus, and assistant Jeff Southam. mainly played Rep over the years. “It was different for sure. They are definitely better listeners “Now that Dallas is coaching, a couple of his friends are CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE than boys, at times. I tried to get them to get quicker shots off and thinking about coaching as well,” said Darren. “I think this is a NOW OPEN! I definitely saw improvements throughout the season. It’s nice to good thing for young players to get into coaching when they’re know they’re improving through my help.” finished playing and give back because we need them to carry on From now until the end of Magnus, the Lakers’ head coach, said Zupp was able to com- the torch.” April, pay your annual dues municate with the girls on a level some older coaches may have Sandy Moger, director of hockey operations, had former and purchase $500.00 worth of found difficult. Junior A players Kevin Swales and Conor Barrie (goalie) help regular priced golf apparel, “Dallas developed a strong player-coach relationship despite with early-morning practices with his Pee Wee Tier 1 Vipers. He clubs, or golf accessories and being at a younger age,” said Magnus. “He was beneficial to both would love to see more minor hockey grads get into coaching. you pay NO INITIATION FEE! the coaches and the players. He brought some fresh ideas and “It’s good to see the young kids get back into it because some Call the Pro Shop for more opinions. He was a high-skilled player and we had him help day, we’ll need them to be head coaches,” said Moger. information. demonstrate some drills and he worked the door at games, givCoaching application forms are available at the minor hockey Limited number available. Some restrictions apply. ing advice.” office at Civic Arena. Graduating players will play the coaches Zupp, a Fulton grad, was the only full-time teenage coach in in a fun game next Thursday, (5:30 p.m.) at Civic. Pizza will be 250.545.5824 9401 Hwy 97n www.spallumcheengolf.com minor hockey as he worked around his schedule as a bellman at supplied. Coaches and volunteers of the year will be announced.
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The UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer squad has further bolstered its roster for their first year of CIS Canada West play with the addition of Shaun Pilcher of Port Moody. The 6-foot-1 centreback from Heritage Woods Secondary Kodiaks has been a standout on the Coquitlam Ford-Metro Barca squad during the past few years, as well as the Coquitlam Ford-Metro Sparta squad which won the U18 national championship last October in St. John’s. “We are very happy that Shaun has decided to join our program,” said Heat coach Dante Zanatta. “After having him train and play with us those recommendations were correct, Shaun is very good in the air and has a good understanding of the game and over time can become a dominating defender in Canada West.” A native of South Africa, Pilcher and his family moved to Coquitlam in 2004. “I think my greatest strengths are my ability to communicate with my teammates on the field, being able to win headers offensively and defensively, as well as contributing to the offence by scoring goals from set pieces and free kicks,” said Pilcher.
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All-star game for local kids Morning Star Staff
The top high schoolers will take their talents to the UBCO North Campus Gym for the annual Okanagan High School Basketball All-Star game. The first game tips off at 3 p.m. Saturday featuring the junior girls. At 4:30, the junior boys will be on display right before the senior girls take the floor at 6 p.m.. The main event will be the senior boys game at 8 p.m. Vernon will be well represented on all-star Saturday. The Rouault basketball family will be represented by Megan with the junior girls and older brother Michael in the senior boys game. Both siblings attend Fulton. Noah Alleyne will also represent the Maroons in the junior boys game. Four players from VSS will participate in the festivities. Jordyn Cullum will play in the junior girls game while Karley Fugel and Jordan Korol will play with the senior girls. John Garvie is the lone male Panther representative as he plays in the senior boys game. There have been several graduates of this game to go on to play in the CIS, NCAA and the NBA. Not too long ago, Kamloops’ Kelly Olynyk was featured in the game. He played in 2009 before heading to Gonzaga en route to the NBA. Olynyk was a first-round pick by the Dallas Mavericks, and now plays for the Boston Celtics. UBCO Heat’s women’s coach Heather Semeniuk is the driving force behind the all-star event. “The all-star game is worth every minute of time we put into it. It all goes into celebrating a group of people that deserve to showcase their efforts on the
BASEBALL - Vernon & District Baseball Association is hosting Level 1 & 2 umpire clinics Sunday, April 13 at Fulton Secondary School. Check in at 8 a.m., clinics begin at 9 a.m. Pre-register by going to BCBUA. Minor baseball will pay your clinic fee. FASTBALL - Fastball umpires needed for the upcoming season. The Vernon Umpires Association will be hosting a clinic on Saturday, April 5 at the Winter Carnival office for new and returning umpires. Contact Mike Moorlag at 250.558.8493. FITNESS - The Kal RATS Running & Triathlon club offers workouts for all levels of ability. There are swims, track sessions and bike outings offered all season. Contact the club at: www.kalrats.com or call 542-1803. HOCKEY - Teams and players Bantam-, Midget- and adult-aged needed to fill teams for the spring 3-on-3 league at the Okanagan Training Rink. Cost is $1,000 a team for a 10- or 12game season from April to May. Call Mike Burke at 307.4110.
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There was an error in Wednesday’s boxing story. Adam Woods, 19, of CounterPunch, won his bout in the B.C. vs. Alberta amateur boxing card, not lost, as was reported. Woods was named Best Novice boxer in the tourney. The Morning Star apologizes for the error.
Rockets split in Tri-City WARREN HENDERSON Kelowna Capital News
In an ideal world, the Kelowna Rockets would have finished off their WHL first-round playoff series in four straight games. Still, the Canadian Hockey League’s No. 1 team is just a win away from advancing to the second round of the postseason, as they host the Tri-City Americans tonight in Game 5 at Prospera Place. Avoiding a sixth game the following night in Kennewick, Wash., is at the top of head coach Ryan Huska’s priority list. “We want to try and take care of business (Friday), prevent this series from going any further,” Huska said. “It’s a great opportunity for our guys to play in front of their home fans, with a chance to move on. The clinching game is always the toughest, Tri-City is a very good team, so we’ll need to be ready to bring our best on Friday.” After taking the first two games at home by identical 3-1 scores, the Rockets fell 4-3 to the Ams on Tuesday, with goaltender Eric Comrie making 52 saves. Kelowna had considerably more success against Comrie and the Ams in Game 4 on Wednesday, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead, then hanging on for a 5-3 victory. “We’ve played well in spurts, there have been things we’ve really liked about our game,” said Huska. “There have been other parts where we haven’t been as consistent, so we need to take care of that.” Tyson Baillie paced the Rockets’ attack Wednesday with a goal and two assists. The thirdyear centre missed the last five weeks of the regular season with a leg injury, before returning for the opening game of the post-season. “I think he’s getting his game conditioning back,” Huska said of Baillie, the team’s top scoring centerman in the regular season with 55 points. “It’s nice to see him generating offence for us.” Meawnwhile, forward Myles Bell, the Rockets’ leading scorer during the regular season with 42 goals, left Wednesday’s game with a undisclosed injury in the second period and didn’t return. Head coach Ryan Huska said Thursday Bell’s condition would be re-evaluated, but didn’t confirm whether the 20-year-old Calgary native would play or miss the weekend. Bell scored once in each of the Rockets first three post-season games.
Tyson Baillie (left) and the Kelowna Rockets will battle Brandon Carlo and the Tri-City Americans tonight in Game 5 of their opening round WHL playoff series. Game 5 Friday at Prospera Place Friday will start at 7:30 p.m., rather than the traditional 7:05 face off, to accommodate the Rogers Sporstnet broadcast. Game 6, if necessary, will be played Saturday night in Kennewick. A seventh game, if needed, would go Tuesday, April 1 in Kelowna. ICE CHIPS: Vernon’s Curtis Lazar had 1+1 as the Edmonton Oil Kings grounded the Prince Albert Raiders 6-2 Wednesday night before 2,727 fans at the Art Hauser Centre. The Oil Kings swept the Raiders 4-0 in the first-round series. Cody Corbett and Mitchell Moroz each supplied 2+3 for Edmonton. The Oil Kings got one assist from Lazar in a come-from-behind 4-3 win Tuesday night in Game 3 in Prince Albert...Vernon’s Zach McPhee earned one assist as the Kootenay Ice shaded the Calgary Hitmen 5-4 Wednesday night in Cranbrook. That series was tied 2-2 going into play Thursday night in Calgary.
Storm host Nitehawks in KIJHL final Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Storm and Beaver Valley Nitehawks open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship series tonight. Game 1 at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre will mark the first time Kamloops
and Beaver Valley have met this season. The puck drops at 7 p.m. “Both teams are similar,” said Kamloops head coach Ed Patterson. “They’re big, they’re strong, they’re fast, they have good transition games and they’re a bit on the older side. “Every coach around the
league I’ve talked to says we’re as close together as we can get.” Kamloops, which plays in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, did not cross over this season with the Kootenay Conference’s Neil Murdoch Division. Game 2 goes Saturday night at McArthur Island.
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Science class at school is about to get an upgrade. Through the Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program administered by Science World, students at Alexis Park Elementary will have an opportunity to learn from real-world scientists April 2. “Schools from all over the province are benefitting greatly from our SIS program,” said Friderike Moon, Science World program specialist. “We hear back from teachers all the time about how much more engaged with science their students get when they actually get to hear from someone who does scientific work every day. It inspires us to really want this program to grow.” The SIS program invites scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians to volunteer their time and share their expertise with science classes around the province on topics such as health, biotechnology, computing and the environment. Available from kindergarten to Grade 12, SIS visits are free of charge.
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Silver Star Mountain Resort has launched its first inaugural couch race as spring skiing is now in full swing at the resort. On April 6, teams of up to five people will be involved in racing a couch that has been mounted with skis through the village on a gradual slope with $500 in prizes up for grabs. The new event combines with the popular Showdown Throwdown Hoedown event now in its ninth year. From today until Sunday, Silver Star teams up with the B.C. Freestyle Ski Association and the B.C. Snowboard Association to host the Showdown held in the terrain park. The event gives skiers and snowboarders the chance to earn points
always a party. This is the chance to gather your best Jimmy Buffet shirt, splash on the sun screen and soak up the rays for one last time,” said Haight. In addition, on closing weekend, Silver
Star is hosting the 2014 Spring Loaded Telemark Festival. All abilities are invited to ski and socialize with the local telemark community and meet racers and skiers from around the world.
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A spring skier enjoys what’s left of the 2013/14 season at Silver Star. in the world rankings Open Pro and Open Amateur categories. Entry costs $100 for Pro/Open competitors and $60 for amateurs. “Spring skiing is a special time for many folks. It’s a long-running tradition that many look forward to every year,” said Anne Haight, Silver Star
sales and marketing director. “Unlike during the regular season, there is no rush for first chair and first tracks, but rather, it is a much more relaxed vibe with goggle tans and socializing becoming priority.” Silver Star closes its alpine terrain April 6
this year. For its last weekend, the resort will be celebrating spring skiing with a retro day April 5 where guests are invited to dust off their old school ski outfits for a fashionable day on the slopes. A fashion show at 3 p.m. will give retro spring skiing enthusiasts the opportunity to
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Independent Business and eight other associaAn alliance of busitions launched a camness groups opposed to paign in B.C. newspapers the new Multi Material and at rethinkitbc.ca to BC recycling system amplify the pressure on continues to demand Victoria. the province halt the CFIB provincial planned May 19 launch affairs director Mike and go back to the drawKlassen predicted job ing board. losses and some business closures as a result of the MMBC regulations and fees. Are you Are youMĂŠtis? MĂŠtis? â€œThis is public poliNeed funding for Skills, Employment &Training? cy run amok,â€? he said. Need funding for Skills, Employment &Training? The ASETS Program may be for you! â€œWe are asking British Columbians to talk to The ASETS Program may be for you! the B.C. government to push the pause button on ď‚ˇď€ Have questions on how to apply? its reckless and red tapeÂ on how to apply? laden program.â€? ď‚ˇď€ Have Wantquestions to know more? Canadian Newspaper ď‚ˇď€ Want Have to questions on how to apply? know more? Association chairperÂ Join our ASETS staff Time] at [Location] [Address] to learn about ď‚ˇď€ program Want to [Date, know more? son Peter Kvarnstrom rd Join our ASETS program staff April 3 , 2014 11am 2:30pm how the program works and how it can benefit you. warned the the new sysOk College Campus, Kal View CafĂŠ , Vernon B.C. tem will be â€œcatastrophtoOffice: learn about howTime] theFunding program works Join our ASETS program staff [Date, at [Location] [Address] to learn about MNBC Head 1-800-940-1150 provided by: icâ€? to B.C. community 604-557-5851 and how it can benefit you. and daily newspapers, how the program works and how it can benefit you. www.mnbc.ca Â resulting in job losses in Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ an already challenged metisnationbritishcolumbia industry and reduced MNBC Head Office: 1-800-940-1150 Funding provided by: service to communities. 604-557-5851 The opposition www.mnbc.ca Â groups say they support Follow us on Facebook: the aim of the program https://www.facebook.com/ metisnationbritishcolumbia â€“ to make generators of packaging pay to recycle it â€“ but they dispute the fees and say multinational consumer goods firms like Unilever and Necessitated by a challenging economical environment JEFF NAGEL
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Walmart control MMBC MMBC managing and are manipulating it director Allen Langdon to their benefit, not that said MMBCâ€™s higher fees of local busiare because they nesses. fully finance the Most of program and the fees for ensure service container for multi-family waste are apartments and double or rural depots, even quain contrast to druple what Ontarioâ€™s more businesses in limited focus Mike Klassen Ontario pay on single-family to a similar homes. agency. He said B.C.â€™s sucNewspapers say they cessful container deposit face a $14-million-a-year system also means thereâ€™s bite out of their opera- less recyclable material tions because of the 20 left here for container cents per kilogram they stewards to collect and will pay on newsprint, sell, so fees have to be compared to less than higher to cover the syshalf a penny in Ontario. tem costs. They contend a high Langdon said no proportion of newsprint business is forced to is already recycled in join MMBC, adding B.C. through blue boxes. groups like the newspaKvarnstrom said per industry are free to newspapers are consid- develop their own sysering options to create tem. their own newsprint colâ€œIf they think thereâ€™s lection system â€“ a move a better way, I think itâ€™s that could also deprive important they put it forMMBC of newsprint ward.â€? revenue and undermine Environment the programâ€™s viability. Minister Mary Polak Printers predict some said most businesses are orders will shift to press- exempt from the fees if es in the U.S. or Alberta they have under $1 milto skirt the fees, costing lion of retail sales, generjobs in B.C. ate less than a tonne of
material or operate out of a single retail outlet, while generators of one to five tonnes per year pay flat fees of $550 or $1,200. She said property taxpayers will save money because MMBC will now pay for recycling collection that local municipalities previously paid. â€œThis is about shifting the costs from the property taxpayer to the people who produce the packaging and printed paper.â€? New recycling costs imposed by Multi Material BC will ultimately hit consumers through hidden price hikes, critics say. â€œThe public is largely unaware of the money that will come out of their pocket and ultimately go back to manufacturers,â€? said Corinne Atwood, executive director of the B.C. Bottle and Recycling Depot Association. Unlike existing deposit-refund systems in B.C. on cans or electronics â€“ which are subject to audits and transparent reporting â€“ Atwood said MMBC can do what it wishes with its revenue, without accountability.
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Food banks across the Southern Interior have received more than $615,000 and in excess of 25 tons of food thanks to the efforts of Valley First employees, members and community partners. Valley Firstâ€™s Feed the Valley program marked its fourth anniversary March 16. â€œItâ€™s incredible the difference our Feed the Valley program is making. For the last four years weâ€™ve seen it go from strength to strength,â€? said president Paulette
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Getting to know: Paperboy
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Paperboy is a band from Vernon. It is composed of singer-guitarist Luke Mortenson and drummer Cameron Lutz, with new bass player Neil Graham now in the mix. Paperboy has released two albums so far, First Week on the Job and The News. Q: Is there a story behind the name Paperboy? A: Luke: “We kind of stole it, well kind of. We used to play with a band from Kelowna back in the day called Fields of Green and one of their songs was called Paperboy. I loved the idea of how simple that image could be. There was limitless potential in how we could play with idea of that character. Q: How has being in a band helped you grow as an artist? A: Luke: “Immensely! It’s taught me a lot about interacting with people, both the band and the crowd. I’ve been playing with Cam for close to six years now and we’ve developed almost a telepathy between the two of us. He knows what I’m going to do before I do it and vice versa.” Cameron: “Big time! It gives me a reason to practise. It has taught me how to engage an audience. But most of all, it has taught me to loosen up and just have fun… More people comment on how much fun Luke and I have than how well I can do a doublestroke roll or how quickly I can do a fill!” Q: What inspired the song El Scorpiones? A: Luke: “The song was really just this short little story about two characters; one being fed up with the other. It wasn’t till we worked with (videographer/photographer) Lee Watkins, who filmed the music video, that I really learned what the song was about. Lee pitched the idea of it being a love story between a luchador and his partner. Sometimes it takes another person for me to really see what I was doing.” Cameron: “I just do what Luke tells me.” Q: What do you think it is that draws people into your music? A: Luke: “I think, if we draw people in at all, it’s that we try to keep it fun all the time. We try to approach each show as something
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Luke Mortenson and Cameron Lutz, of Vernon band Paperboy, have hit a homerun with The News. unique. We’re really big on dressing up and entertaining the crowd, but at the bottom of it, I got to be having a ball when that guitar is in my hands.” Cameron: “We like to have fun. We want everyone in the audience to enjoy what we do as much as we do. Plus, a lot of people like to see what we’ll do next, what our next outfit will be or what our next show theme is.” Q: How did you enjoy making the music video for El Scorpiones? A: Luke: “I loved it, from the moment we stepped foot on the set I was hooked. The idea of wedding music with visuals is something I’d always thought. We shot it all in one day (13 hours) and had a bunch of friends come and be as rowdy as they could. Really Lee Watkins is the mastermind behind it all.” Cameron: “It was so rewarding! We got to see our own interpretation of our music and it’s
just really cool that we had that chance. Also, having received the (Telus/Public Records) grant has been really beneficial for us in terms of credibility. Many people heard about us because of the promotion Telus or Public Records did. It was also a ton of fun to hang out with all of our friends for the day, dressed up ridiculously and having a good time.” Q: Do you remember Paperboy’s first concert? What was it like? A: Luke: “It was Halloween! I was so nervous. We’d been a band for about a month and I’d never been a lead singer before so it was a totally new experience for me. I think we even blew a breaker in the middle of our first song. I don’t know if it was a sign of things to come?” Cameron: “We played at Alexander’s for Halloween. The biggest thing that stands out to me is we had been together all of a month and had a ton of energy. Then the first note
of the first song we blew the breakers and everything shut down, so that took the wind out of our sails for a few minutes. After that, though, it was actually a great set.” Q: If you could only use one word to describe the new album what would it be? A: Luke: “soul” Cameron: “Paperboy” Q: Do you feel that there is enough or a lack of music venues in Vernon? A: Luke: “I’d say there aren’t enough venues that promote all-age shows. There is a good number of bands even in Vernon (Naked Ghosts, Amistad, The Perspective Shakey Deal) that are all under 19 with very few places to play. It feels like there is this stigma for under-age youth that they are only looking for places to drink or use substances and cause trouble. But in all my experience playing gigs with them, they just want a place to make music.” Q: What has been the most important show that Paperboy has ever played and why? A: Luke: “It sounds kind of cheesy but every show is important to me. It’s an opportunity to show people what we’re all about. I try not to get caught up in converting people into Facebook likes, or wondering how many CDs we’ll sell. My favourite part of a gig is getting to talk to people at the show. I’m always curious about what music they are listening to.” Cameron: “What he said.” Q: When you’re writing a song, does the beat or the lyrics come to you first? A: Luke: “It usually starts with a word or sentence. Something that sets a tone or mood for me, then I kind of sketch out a song and follow it where it wants to go. It’s never a set method. Sometimes I just write little scraps of tunes or melodies and then show them to Cam and we develop the idea together. Songs are kind of like living things, we’re always rearranging or rewriting songs to keep them interesting.” Paperboy headlines the last ever show at the closing Talkin’ Donkey coffee house this Saturday. Opening is Naked Ghosts and Hunger Hush. The show begins at 6 p.m. Cover is $10 at the door ($7 for students with valid ID.)
Locals recognized with Okanagan Arts Awards at gala presentation Morning Star Staff
A Falkland-based artist and Armstrong musician are two of the recipients of Okanagan Arts Awards, handed out Saturday in Kelowna by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO). Ann Kipling of Falkland was recognized in the visual arts cat-
egory while Armstrong’s Colleen Venables was one of four semifinalists recognized in the newly established Youth Arts category with honourable mention awards. In total, 41 nominations were adjudicated to be entered into this year’s awards and all honourees were given recognition for their
commitment and excellence in the arts at the awards gala at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre of the Arts. “The artists represented a wide range of visual, performing, literary, media and culinary artists, from communities throughout the Okanagan and Thompson Valleys,
and they reflect the depth of talent in the region,” said ARTSCO executive director Elke Lange. The evening featured a formal nominees reception and a showcase performance, along with the awards presentations, which were once again hosted by the CBC’s Gillianne Richards and Chris Walker.
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The winners were presented with an original award created by Vernon artist Julie Oakes. The steel sculpture entitled Elemental Okanagan is a representation of the elements, fire, water, air and earth. For a full list of award recipients, visit www.artsco.ca.
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Marina Durham and Orion Miller of OM are back in their hometown of Vernon and perform in a house concert open to the public Saturday.
Vernon duo returns with new songs and stories Morning Star Staff
Back from an epic journey, Vernon’s OM is playing their first local concert since returning home. Consisting of multi-instrumentalists, singersongwriters Orion Miller and Marina Durham, OM is a roots-folk, soul-groove group that has been touring and traveling India and Australia for nearly two years, focusing on song writing and inspiration from the various cultures they immerse themselves in. The duo recorded its second album, The Tipping Point, in Melbourne in December, 2013 and will be releasing it on a tour through B.C. and Alberta starting at the end of April. Their live show incorporates live looping, about 10 instruments from around the world, electronic elements, and an engaging and thought provoking performance. “(We) pride ourselves on having the audience entranced one minute, and dancing in a frenzy the next,” said Miller. Over the course of their travels, Miller and Durham have refined their sound and introduced elements of hip hop and soul to their tracks, focusing on spreading the political and social messages in their music. OM will be playing their first Canadian concert since leaving for India so long ago this Saturday. “It will be a house concert at Om Spirit Ranch in Vernon,” said Miller. Located at 4491 East Vernon Rd., OM will play their first set as a shout out to their debut album, then will get everyone on their feet for their second set of all-new material with several special guests. DJ Love Bench will finish off the night with his tasty glitch-hop grooves. Limited tickets are available at the Bean Scene coffee house in downtown Vernon. “A few will also be at the door but it’s already nearly sold out so get your tickets ASAP,” said Miller.
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New Muppet is green and mean Muppets: Most Wanted
t the conclusion of the last film, 2011’s ingeniously titled The Muppets, everyone’s favourite gang of fuzzy puppets found themselves abandoned by fickle Hollywood producers and didn’t quite know what to do next. Before Kermit Taylor and Howe could develop a plan, he is mistaken for his green doppelganger, world famous criminal mastermind Constantine, who looks exactly like Kermit, except he has a big mole on his face. Before you can say switcheroo, Kermit is being dragged off to a Siberian prison and Constantine is trying to hide his Russian accent as he pretends to know how to run the Muppet theatre. The rest of the Muppets are just happy to be touring Europe, playing fancy theatres that are always beside museums that house priceless treasures that go missing. We say, “It’s fun, funny and well worth a watch.” TAYLOR: I’m a Muppet fan, always have been, always will be. I don’t so much want to watch The Muppets on TV, or even in films, simply because they sing too much for my liking, or because I’m not a child and the bulk of their material is for children. However, I’m glad they’re there. They deserve a place in the imaginations of kids these days, much like when I was kid. They’re wholesome, fun and genuinely funny, not just relying on pratfalls and fart jokes. Having said
Kermit the Frog (right) is surprised to find the imposter Constantine about to marry Miss Piggy. all that, Muppets: Most Wanted shouldn’t disappoint Muppet fans and may even help make new converts. HOWE: I get what the Muppets are trying to do and I enjoy some of it, but some of it just bores the bottom off me. Gonzo is my favourite, coming up with his hair-brained ideas for the show makes me laugh every time. Beaker is another one that I enjoy watching; his facial expressions are priceless. The thing that disappoints me is Miss Piggy. Her voice grates me and the whole Kermit/ Miss Piggy love story is getting a little long in the tooth now. And don’t get me started on Fozzie bear. FENIN: Dad, I was so sad that Kermit got put in prison. He didn’t even do anything. HOWE: Did you enjoy the movie? What made you laugh? FENIN: I really liked it when they
tried to steal the jewels. That was soooooo funny. TAYLOR: You’re supposed to groan at Fozzie; that’s his sole purpose. I agree with you that some of the Muppet shtick seems never ending, but at least we were given a glimpse into what a possible future Mr. and Mrs. The Frog might be like (think green pigs and pink frogs.) There was probably also one too many songs in the film. My favourite part of the film was seeing Constantine act in very un-Kermit, even un-puppet ways, jumping around like a Ninja, being sneaky. All in all it’s worth taking your family to. – Taylor gives the Muppets: Most Wanted 4 beaker bombs out of 5. – Fenin gives it 5 Kermits out of 5. – Howe gives it 3 sing-a-longs out of 5. The film is currently showing at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.
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Cash’s ‘lost album’ is a great find
Out Among the Stars
nlike other releases touted as “lost recordings,” Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars is a trueblue lost album, start to finish. The recording is from Cash’s wilderness years (1980 – 84), recorded before the singer was dumped by Columbia Records in 1986 and this album was shelved. Famed country-pop producer-to-the-stars Billy Sherrill worked with Cash on this album and it’s a lost artifact from a period when Cash’s popularity was low and his influence was waning. But for all that, there’s verve and joy in some tracks here. Baby Ride Easy is a classic example of a Johnny/June CarterCash duet. It’s an openhearted story song done
in a traditional call and response country/folk style that gets its strength from the chemistry
between the duo. This elevates an ordinary song to a fine performance piece. Cash does this again with outlaw buddy Waylon Jennings on the Hank Snow road song, I’m Movin’ On. Out Among the Stars presents a different, lost persona of The Man in Black. The lingering image of Cash is the one from the recordings and videos from the
Rick Rubin-produced American Recordings series of the late 1990s and early 2000s: the dark prophet with the haunted voice, intoning his last songs. That’s a powerful image and the Cash that emerges here is a sunnier sounding singer, without the pathos of his later years. His voice is clear and deep and his notes are unwavering. Some
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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. CENTRE GALLERY Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, 542-6243. April 1 to May 2 is work created by members of the Arts Council of the North OkanaganH in recognition of Earth Day, April 22. Come and see the inspired works for this environmentally themed show. 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. 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 settings 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. Headbones is open to host artists: painter, ceramist, fabric artist Sandi Sasges, sketch artist Kevin Adamson, sculptor Reg Kienast and local renaissance woman Barbara Hartley as well new resident artist Lauren Olson, who will be working out of the gallery, during April and May. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. kISSIkOw STUDIO/GALLERY 3502-17th Ave. Vernon, 250540-3626. 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. Also Art From the Heart, an exhibition of works by elementary students from School District #22 and surrounding areas. VILLAGE GALLERY 1961 Vernon St., (Highway 6) Lumby, 778473-3029. Winter hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is operated by the Lumby Arts Co-op, which displays the work of over 20 artists from the area. The gallery displays work in a variety of media including paint, pottery, jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather and fabric.
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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. VERNON FILM SOCIETY All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue. Monday 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.
JAMS/KARAOKE/OPEN MICS Colin MACArthur photo
City Dance Okanagan presents Dance: Global Fusion, a celebration of music and dance from throughout the world, Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Shows takes place at 2 and 8 p.m. Joining City Dance are Paul and Melina Moore as well as guest studios including RG Stars - Okanagan Rythmic Gymnastics, Diversity Dance, Aviemore Highland dancers, Zumba with Sareena and many others. Tickets are $25/adult, $20 student/child at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www. ticketseller.ca.
CONCERTS/DANCE HOUSE CONCERT/DANCE PARTY with OM, DJ Lovebench, and special guests. Saturday. Tea at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. OM Spirit Ranch, 4491 East Vernon Rd., Vernon. OM has returned from nearly two years overseas songwriting and performing. This is their first official show in Canada since their departure in 2012. Heaps of new material, and of course the old OM favourites. Tickets available at the Bean Scene. Only 50 available, $10 advance, or $15 at the door. ELVIS ELVIS, ELVIS Legends of Rock ‘n Roll presents three worldclass Elvis impersonators, each playing a different era of the King’s career, plus the Memphis Beats Band, Uptown Hornz, and TCB Singers, Sunday at 7 p.m., at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $43.25/adult, available through the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. OkANAGAN SYMPHONY Dynamic Duo Guy Few on trumpet and Nadina Mackie Jackson on bassoon return to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre to perform music from the baroque era with more contemporary repertoire. They will be accompanied by the OSO April 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. A pre-concert talk takes place one hour before the performance. A SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC Copeland Productions and Bourbon Street Bar and Grill Presents A Special Evening of Music with Jodi Pederson (singer, songwriter, guitarist), Lance Carr (flamenco guitar), Naked Ghosts (alternative) and The Les Copeland Band (a blend) with special guest MC Kevin Rothwell April 11 at The Prestige Hotel Banquet Room, 4411-32nd St. Vernon. Phone 778-475-7224 Tickets, $20 each, can be purchased in advance at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill, The Cracked Pot Coffee Emporium and East Side Liquor Company or at the door. Appetizers and cash bar available; all ages welcome. AURA CHAMBER CHOIR This year marks the 35th anniversary of the choir, which will perform Mozart’s Grand Mass April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Four professional vocal soloists and an orchestra of 26 professional instrumentalists, together with AURA’s enhanced membership and guests from Kamloops’ Vivace Chorale, will premiere this choral masterpiece in the North Okanagan. Tickets available from Ticket Seller (549-7469) or from choir members. SHAY kUEBLER’S kAROSHI Contemporary dance piece features an outstanding all-male ensemble, live taiko drumming and innovative video, April 12, 8 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $25/adults, $22/seniors, $20/students at the Ticket Seller, 250-5497469, www.ticketseller.ca.
Friday & Saturday
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ARMSTRONG HOTEL 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd. 250-546-6642. Jam nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Come on down for good times, fun and some laughs. BLUEGRASS NIGHT Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) every second Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments welcome, or just come and sing along. Books provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. BLUE Ox PUB Hwy 6 Lumby. Fifth annual Friday Night Jam, hosted by The Mabel Lickers Band, happens every Friday at 9 p.m. Jamming starts around 10 p.m., so get ready for some good music and fun times. BOURBON STREET BAR AND GRILL Prestige Inn, 4411 32nd St. Les Copeland and Cameron Ward play every Thursday from 7 to 10. FOLk & FAVOURITE NIGHT Fourth Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments are welcome. Or just come and sing along. Books are provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Superstar Karaoke is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Evolution Dance presents dance lessons with Greg Miller Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $5 per person. No partner necessary. LOS HUESOS MExICAN RESTAURANT 2918 30th Ave 250275-4820. Live Spanish guitar by “El Gitano” Lance Carr Friday and Saturday nights 7 p.m. PADDLEwHEEL HALL COFFEE HOUSE 7801 Okanagan Landing Rd. Live music tonight 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, 250-5453321.
LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS
ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Comedy Night Thursday, April 3, with Garrett Clark and Benjamin Valentine. Tickets at the Armstrong Inn Liquor Store. April 6, Lent Fraser Wall performs. Tickets at the Bean Scene in Vernon or the Armstrong Inn. Show time is 7 p.m. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Tonight is Date Night “Under the Spitfire” with dinner specials and rockin’ to popular local band Cheaper than a Porsche. 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. Tonight, hypnotist Sebastian Steel performs. (Free pub shuttle home, 10 km radius.) April 4 is the ‘50s Party. Dress up and win a prize for best male, female and couple. Music provided by DJ Pat (free pub shuttle home 10 km radius.) THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Rock band Ruckus is in the house tonight and Saturday, with special guest Rock Water, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. No cover. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Tonight and Saturday is the Dan Engelland Blues Band. Thursday, April 3 is the Boom Booms. Call to reserve a seat.
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RIVERFRONT PUB Hwy. 97A, Grindrod. 838-7261. Saturday, Wheelhouse plays classic rock covers. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. April 5, Groove Engine plays highpowered funk. Doors open at 7:15. Tickets are $20 at the Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at www. vernonjazz.ca.
SPRING FIESTA Annual “fun”raiser dance for the Kindale Developmental Association features live music by The Goods, April 12 at the Vernon Recreation Complex. Also features 50/50 and treasure draw, snacks by Gumtree Catering, live and silent auction. Tickets are $20 advance only at the Village
Boonstock is Okanagan bound
Grammy awardwinning hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will headline Canada’s largest beach party as Boonstock Music and Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from July 31 to Aug. 3 in Penticton, Boonstock’s new Okanagan location. “I grew up coming to Penticton every summer and loved being here in the South Okanagan,” said Boonstock founder and president Colin Kobza. “I spent lots of time with family and friends at Skaha Beach so when I considered a new location, Penticton was the obvious choice.” Top acts from across North America, including St. Catherine, Ontario’s city and colour, renowned Netherlands DJ Armin van Buuren and punk rockers Rise Against from Chicago will join Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the main stage of the concert bowl. Other acts include Classified, Mother Mother, Awolnation, and others, while worldfamous DJs will keep the music pumping in the EDM area throughout the three-day celebration. And in keeping with Boonstock’s traditional roots, the festival will feature local independent artists looking for their big break. For a complete list of all of the artists performing this summer, visit Boonstock.ca. Tickets are available toll free at 877569-7767.
Green Liquor Store or by calling Cindy at (250) 5037974. No minors. LORNE ELLIOTT Ken Smedley is pleased to present the Canadian musical comedian who is the master of all that is silly, side-splitting and strange, with his brand new Bring Out Your Spare Funny-Bones Tour. Tickets available immediately for the following performances: April 22 at 7:30 p.m., Centennial Theatre, Armstrong. Tickets at Chocoliro. Call 250-5462886. April 23 at 7:30 p.m., Vernon Kal Lake Campus Theatre; tickets at The BookNook, Vernon. Call 250-558-0668. MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO Back by popular demand,
the trio closes the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s 60th anniversary season at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 25 at 7:30 p.m. One of the hottest jazz trios in Canada, they play music of the world - around the world. Tickets are $35/ $17.50 for students at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. DIAMOND FOREVER Jason Scott presents this tribute to Neil Diamond at the Vernon Eagles Hall, 5101 25th Ave., April 26. Dinner and show tickets are $30. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and show is at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Eagles Hall (250-542-3003).
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Taking a natural approach Herbalist Jaye Coward offers beautiful skin without harmful chemicals Katherine MortiMer Morning Star Staff
With a degree in business, Jaye Coward was on her way to a high-powered career in the big city. But after a few years of living and working in Vancouver, she realized she missed her hometown and was looking for a different way of life. “I had a house, a new car, a great job but it was all soulsucking, rather than soul-filling, so one day I decided I’d had enough so I quit my job and followed my passion,” said Coward, now back home in Lumby, where the newlywed lives with her husband. That passion led to the creation two years ago of Bare Nature Products, a line of beauty and health products made with organic ingredients that are free of harmful chemicals, preservatives, petroleumbased additives and perfumes. “I wanted to take what I know about plants and incorporate it into my products,” said Coward, who is certified as an herbalist through Dominion Herbalist College. “I’ve always had a personal interest in herbs and an interest in natural health and I wanted to get back to my roots. “It didn’t all happen at once, I took the time to develop and expand my line. And I could not have done this without the support of my family.” Bare Nature Products is a full range of skin care made with certified organic ingre-
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Jaye Coward and her Bare Nature Products will be at the Shoparama Spring Market, April 5 and 6 at the Vernon Recreation Complex. dients such as fermented radish root, yarrow and comfrey. Products include day and night creams, cleansers, and deodorants that are free of parabens and aluminum. Coward has come up with specialty products such as the Organic Psoriasis Eczema Bar that treats psoriasis and eczema and comes in a handy stick that glides on like deodorant. “My mind is always buzzing with new ideas.” Her Organic Magic Oil is also great for psoriasis, she said, and Mommy’s Magic Organic Butter is a multi-use product for moms to use dur-
ing and after pregnancy “It’s the only product you need in your diaper bag — we use it on rashes, bug bites, bee stings, everything.” While Coward’s products are natural and good-for-you, her elegant packaging would fit in at any high-end department store, without the high price tag. “I want it to be natural, but I want it to look nice on the counter as well.” In addition to her creams, Anti-Aging Serums, lotions and soaps, Coward has a line of herbal teas that are all caffeine-free, including one that
is recommended to help with sleep and others that are great for women’s hormones, and all with wonderfully creative names such as Wicked Witch of the West, and Chillax and Nap. “My real passion is in the medicinal side of things. My teas are really popular and they are definitely the bulk of my sales — and they are only $6 a bag, so they’re affordable, too.” In the summer, Coward offers a line of all-natural bug sprays and sunscreens. At the IPE, no stranger to wasps, Coward sold $1,000 worth of wasp repellent. All of Coward’s products are created and crafted in small batches at her home. “Everything is made with certified organic ingredients, so that is my niche.” Next up for Coward is the creation of what she calls a 100-mile sustainable laundry soap, made with tallow. “It’s about understanding the customer base, and everyone’s line in the sand for what is natural is different.” Bare Nature Products are sold at the Vernon Farmers’ Market the Kelowna Farmers’ Market and online through the company’s Web site. Coward will be one of the many vendors at the annual Shoparama Spring Market April 5 and 6 at the Vernon Rec. Centre auditorium and gymnasium, 3310-37th Ave. The event takes place April 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and features artisans, entrepreneurs, home-based businesses and more. As always, expect plenty of entertainment, door prizes and a concession. Admission is free, but a non-perishable item for the Salvation Army Food Bank would be most welcome.
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Feb. 8: Born to Réal and Rachel Larose of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 15 oz., named Zaiden Réal. A brother for Sierra, 21 months. A grandson for Suezanne and Robert Larose, Gerald and Wendy Bennett, all of Vernon. A great-grandson for Annette Demers of Vernon, B.C.; Adrien Larose of Falher, Alta.; Bev and Lawrence Ridley, Patricia and Everett Rookes, all of Vernon. Feb. 11: Born to Joshua and Stephanie Wade of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 1 oz., named Ruben Paul. A brother for Korbin, 2 1/2. A grandNew Additions son for Stuart and Lei Shaw, Fred and Nancy Wade, all of Vernon. A greatgrandson for Bill and Paula Shaw of Armstrong; Sam and Brenda Lachman of Vernon; Fred and Pauline Wade of Calgary. March 11: Born to Sandra and Erik Grotterod of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 14 oz., named Lokki Anatoly. A brother for Kaia, two. A grandson for Elin and Tony Minchenko, Chris Grotterod, Deb Grotterod, all of Vernon. A great-grandson for Secunda and Edward Beaulieu of Atholville, N.B.; Isabelle and Knut Grotterod of Fredericton, N.B.; Ingrid Johnson of Kimberley, B.C.; Vasily Minchenko of Vernon. March 13: Born to Jenn and Cory Budalich of Vernon, a girl, 9 lbs. 9 oz.,named Teagan Sloane. A sister for Arwen, 5; Bria, 4; Kylan, 22 months. A granddaughter for Ann Budalich of Hudson’s Hope, B.C.; Joanne DeWolf of Vernon, B.C.; Alan DeWolf of Duncan, B.C. March 13: Born to Aylssa Lippert and Ash Romano of Vernon, a boy, 8 lbs. 2 oz., named Dominic Zekeil Romano. A grandson for Dona and Jayne Romano, Gaylene Lippert, all of Vernon, B.C. A great-grandson for Shirley Mosicki of Vernon, Joe and Dorthy Romano of Creston, B.C. March 13: Born to Cory Shore and Lisa Bigelow of Vernon, a girl, 7 lbs. 7 oz., named Skylar Marie-Lynn Shore. A sister for Damon, 14. A granddaughter for Lisa and Mitch Shore of Vernon, B.C.; Judy Slater and Larry Hankins of Kamloops, B.C. March 13: Born to Chris and Kristy Young of Armstrong, a boy, 8 lbs. 3 oz., named Ronin Alexander. A grandson for Faron and Sandra Young of Fort McMurray, Alta.; Patricia Mikkelsen and Shawn Mol of Armstrong, B.C.; Cheryl and Wayne LeBlanc, Doug and Judy Lloyd, all of Vernon. A great-grandson for Effie Young of Youngstown, Alta.; Dick Mikkelsen, Hazel James, Art and Jean Lloyd, all of Vernon. March 21: Born to Ram and Kanta Badhan of Vernon, a boy, 6 lbs. 10 oz., named Anmol Badhan.
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ear Annie: Four years ago, my wife, “Joann,” was the executor of her mother’s will. Per instructions, she divided the estate equally with her three siblings. However, a few months later, the estate received an award of $200,000 for a lawsuit her mother had filed 30 years ago. Joann and one of her siblings split the award and did not tell the other two. Since that time, Joann and I have separated. (She was unfaithful.) What she and her sibling did was dishonest and cheated the other two, both of whom struggle
Defrauder should bear burden
financially. I am still in contact with Joann’s siblings and am fond of them. But my conscience is bothering me. If I reveal this secret, the entire family will be rocked and Joann may be charged with fraud. While we are not on good terms, I don’t want to send her to prison. What do I
do? — Anonymous Husband Dear Anonymous: Joann is not likely to go to prison, but she could be sued by her siblings and held liable for this money, and such secrets have a way of coming out eventually. You would not be the one rocking the family. That responsibility falls squarely on Joann’s shoulders (and the sibling who shared in the windfall) for defrauding her siblings. Tell Joann that you are planning to inform the other siblings of this money and you are giving her the opportunity to make it right before
she is hauled into court. Let her know she can put whatever spin on it she wishes in order to make herself look better. We hope she has sense enough to fix this before it’s too late. Dear Annie: I am a 40-something professional. Due to illness, accidents and natural causes, I unfortunately have lost all of my family members. Sometimes, it is difficult to cope, but with the help of a wonderful fiance and a few close friends, I have found a way not to dwell on it. My problem is, I find it difficult to listen to co-workers who do
nothing but talk poorly about their relatives and constantly fight with family members over insignificant and unsubstantial things. They bicker about who hosted the last gettogether or who said what on Facebook. I wish I could make them see how lucky they are to have family and to make every moment count. I want to scream that I would do anything to have one more phone call with any family member, and I’d gladly host every single celebration just to have them attend. Is there a polite way to explain to my stub-
in China for more than 2,500 years. TCM theory is a complex way of looking not only at the body but at the world. It is holistic, meaning its perspective is how all the parts create one thing. In the west, as acupuncture has become more established, rather than just acupuncturists or TCM doctors using the therapy, other healthcare practitioners — medical doctors (MD), physiotherapists (PT), naturopathic doctors (ND) — are choosing to study and incorporate it into their practices as well. Typically it is referred to as “medical acupuncture” and focuses strictly on muscular treatments with terminology such as “dry needling”
or “intramuscular stimulation,” all of which are original components of TCM acupuncture. These techniques can be a great choice to relieve and reduce pain and encourage muscular healing. The amount of training in both practice and theory can vary. An MD or PT may have anywhere from 50 to 200 hours of training in acupuncture with no necessary continuing education credits. An ND will have around 250 hours of training in acupuncture, again with no necessary continuing education. With these types of certification programs it makes sense that only a few number of acupuncture points are learned and
used, and the depth of knowledge of its effects as well as TCM theory is limited. In order to practise in B.C. an acupuncturist must be registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and must complete at least 1,900 hours of training and pass a national board exam. It takes years to learn TCM medical theory, diagnosis, point location, effect and technique. As part of their training they are required to complete 450 hours of supervised clinical experience before graduation and 25 hours of continuing education per year after registration. A Registered Acupuncturist will
be able to offer you an effective and efficient treatment plan for your health and will often incorporate other TCM modalities in relation to acupuncture, such as moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, auricular or laser for support. Medical acupuncture can be a good choice for pain relief and injuries but if you don’t find relief try a Registered Acupuncturist before giving up. A Registered Acupuncturist will be able to address many health issues in addition to pain, such as addictions, anxiety, depression, fatigue, headaches, fertility, menopause, menstruation, insomnia, digestion, as well as others not listed here.
Kathy Mitchell & MarcySugar
Acupuncture has thousands of years of history Editor’s note: the following was written by Jenna Roze, Red Bird Acupuncture; Marilyn Bell, Interior TCM; and Marcel Mallette, Mountain Acupuncture; all are Registered Acupuncturists in Vernon. Since acupuncture has been introduced to the west it has become highly regarded as an effective treatment modality. It began unregulated and non-standardized but as people began to see its effects, dedicated educational programs were established and regulated colleges were legislated under the Healthcare Professions Act. Traditionally, acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and has been used
Crisis Lines are there to answer the call Morning Star Staff
Every 20 minutes someone in the region picks up the phone and calls the Interior Crisis Line Network. And each one of these calls is supported by a trained crisis line worker, many of whom are volunteers who live and work in the community. This year, the Interior Crisis Line Network is asking if you will join them to answer the call and become a Crisis Line volunteer. The Interior Crisis Line Network was developed through the support of all five of the local crisis lines along with the Interior Health Authority and the First Nations Health Authority and is the first network of its kind to support all types of calls. People across the Interior reach out to the ICLN for a number of reasons and needs ranging from requests
for resources to short-term emotional support to suicide prevention and intervention. Regardless of the issue, by the end of the call the person receives support that truly makes a difference in their lives. In fact, the ICLN has been so responsive that call volume is increasing with almost 20 per cent more calls this year over last year. “On one hand this is great news,” says Asha Croggon, ICLN program manager, “because it means that people know they can call one number to receive support. On the other hand it means that we are in need of volunteers now more than ever to ensure we have enough trained crisis line workers on the line.” The ICLN is not just making a difference for those who call in, but also for the staff and volun-
teers who answer the calls. “Being at the Crisis Line improved my communication skills and confidence in my ability to do the right thing,” said Tom, a volunteer. “I’m especially glad that it taught me how to listen to the people in my life. After a few months of volunteering, I’ve learned that sometimes the best way I can help my loved ones is to just give them a chance to talk.” To find out more about how you can make a difference as a volunteer, call volunteer coordinator Tammy Scheepbouwer at 250-545-8074. If you are in need of support, the Interior Crisis Line Network is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by calling 1-888-353-CARE (2273) from anywhere in the Interior Region.
born co-workers that you can’t count on forever? — Just One More Day Dear Just: Our deepest condolences on what must be a heartbreaking situation. It’s natural for your coworkers to complain about those with whom they must interact closely and regularly. It doesn’t mean these relatives aren’t loved and appreciated. You could sweetly say, “We shouldn’t take our families for granted. They won’t always be
here.” But unless you are prepared to debate the issue and disclose details about your own situation, it is unlikely you will change how they respond.
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The Beauty of Holiness. He (our Saviour) is meek without being weak; strong without being course; lowly without being servile. He has conviction without intolerance; enthusiasm without fanaticism; holiness without pharisaism; passion without prejudice. This man never made a false step, never struck a jarred note. His life alone moved on those high levels where local limitations are transcended and the absolute law of moral beauty prevails. This is the Lord Jesus Christ who we are to worship, serve and remember.
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able for seniors and those with disabilities in an effort to help them stay in their home as long as talking rocks! pictograph rock possible. Jobs could range from fixing a leakpainting Participants in this two-hour camp ing roof, add on a railing, repair steps, doors, will learn the difference between pictographs and windows, etc. For a free estimate call Olena at petroglyphs. Children will be able to investigate 250-547-8866. the First Nations pictographs in the museum’s the halina carpet bowlers meet collection. With the knowledge they have gained Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. New carpet bowlers are children will create their very own pictograph to welcomed; come on out for a fun afternoon of take home. March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.; $10/child, activity. We are located behind the Rec Centre at suitable for ages 6 -10. To register call Greater 3310-37 Ave. For info., call 250-542-2877. Vernon Museum & Archives at 250-542-3142. the schubert centre thrift store In bc book prize nominees Kathy Para and the basement of Schubert Centre and full of a Renee Sarojini Saklikar open the spring season variety of dress and casual clothes, for men and of Vertigo Voices. In their books, Lucky and women, housewares, jewellery, craft items etc. the Children of Air India, both writers explore Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m. to aspects of terrorism and the moral dilemmas of 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to love and war. Readings followed by discussion. noon. We accept gently used clothing, jewelry, All are invited March 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. household goods, etc. We would love to accept and readings begin 7:30 p.m. at Gallery Vertigo, larger donations, but are unable to pick them up. 3001-31 St. #1 upstairs. Info., 250-503-2297. Quality items at low prices. All electrical items grandma & me (and grandpa too) are cleaned and tested for working order before March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, Knox being sold. During the last week of every month Presbyterian Church, 3701-32nd Ave. Crafts, a special sale will be held. We have items in stock cookies and craziness. No charge, but please call for most popular holidays, such as Christmas. 250-542-8613 to register. Bring a grandchild or infant massage At the Aboriginal Infant and “adopt” one for the day! Early Childhood Development Centre. For more buddhist meditation class with Karen information, call Connie at 250-542-7578. Goodwin, March 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at W.L. clay studio drop-in Vernon Community Arts Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr. Class topic Centre. Open for members only when the studio will be “Confidence From Within.” Drop-in is not in use by a class. Interested in learning class with guided meditations and a teaching. about clay? Check out our classes, $5/session, Suggested donation $10, special rates for stu- multi-use passes also available; please contact us dents and seniors. Info., www.dorjechang.ca or for more information at 250-542-6243. 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. vernon community arts centre Painting the coldstream farmers market The and Drawing Drop In Fridays any time between Coldstream Farmers Market is every Friday 2:30 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Explore your creative to 6 p.m. throughout the year except two weeks side in a fun and encouraging environment. flanking New Years. Come and experience sus- Bring your own supplies and meet new friends tainable, BEE SAFE, GMO free, local food; veg- and artists; $3 members/$4 non members. Call etables, fruits, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, 542-6243 or visit vernonarts.ca for more info. baking, gluten-free products, teas, tisanes, cof- women’s only drop-in space A safe space fee, juice, dried herbs and samosas. We are at for women to talk to a women’s support worker, 9909 Kalamalka Rd. (across from Centex Gas). have a coffee, access computers, phone and fax armstrong seniors activity centre and get help with problem solving and referrals to We are at 2520 Patterson Ave. Pool Monday to community resources. Room #107 in People Place Friday at 12:30 p.m. (Independent Living Vernon), staffed by Women’s the good morning program available for Services staff from John Howard Society and people that would like a phone call once a week Outreach Services staff from the Vernon Women’s or so. To set this up, call Olena at 250-547-8866. Transition House. Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. falun gong/falun dafa An ancient Qi fraternal order of eagles We cater to Gong practice for mind and body, falun gong all. We welcome all visitors to come and see what relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and Eagles are all about. We open at 1 p.m. daily. For vitality, greatly improves physical health through more information or for hall rentals, call Evelyn at five sets of gentle exercises, including a seated 250-542-3003. meditation. Suitable for people of all ages. Has tai chi: good for your health If you have benefited more than 100 million people world- ever taken the beginner course, would you like to wide. Based on the principles of truthfulness, join us? We take new members anytime. A relaxed compassion and tolerance. Please bring a mat and fun class, includes some qi gong. Tuesdays and and a firm cushion as we will be doing an intro- Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. duction to exercise 5 and meditation. Classes are Call 250-260-4117 or 250-542-1984. free and held Fridays at 10 a.m. at People Place, the bargain bin Come shop for great bargains 3402-27th. For info., see www.falundafa.org at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong move it and mingle for 50+ Customized and support the local Healthcare Auxiliary. Clothing, fitness done at your own pace, at the Army, toys, housewares, sporting goods and much more. Navy and Air Force Club. Physical activity and Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9:30 socialization focused on seniors’ health educa- a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 tion. Program provided by health profession- for more information. als, sponsored by Interior Health Authority. hiv/aids support & information If you Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Only are one of the many in the North Okanagan who $50 for 10 weeks. Transportation on request. Call is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need Shannon at 778-480-4809 or e-mail Shannon@ of confidential information, support and/or advoVitalityNetworkCanada.com cacy, call Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. the lumby handyman service avail- substance affected group Vernon Mental Health and Addictions offers a group for individuals experiencing a loved one struggling with a substance misuse issue. Learn Everyone Welcome! about complex issues of substance misuse/ while increasing your capacity to EVERY SATURDAY addiction, support an individual struggling with sub5 0 /5 0 Starts at 2 pm stance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, call Vernon Mental “The Friendliest Health and Addictions, 250-549-5737. Meat Draw in Town!” b.c. interior horse rescue society Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and Royal Canadian Legion prevent the abuse of horses. For more infor5101 25th Avenue • 250-545-3295 mation about membership or volunteering,
feature event: mosaic market call for vendors & customers
e would like to invite more vendors to join us for the 2014 season at Westshore Estates Community Park every Saturday morning during the summer. We are seeking vendors who make, grow or bake their own products on a regular basis. Those who can provide a service in the community such as pet, home or yard care and/or cleaning or those who sell name brands are welcome on an occasional or part-time basis. Join our talented and friendly group of vendors at Mosaic Market. We are also seeking customers who believe in the concept of shopping local and who seek quality products/services. We are off the beaten path but once you discover our great venue with sports fields, a playground, music, washrooms and tables to sit down and rest/visit at while you enjoy a fabulous view of Okanagan Lake, you will want to attend on a regular basis as a customer or vendor. Info., Audrey at 250-542-7381. call 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com cards at halina seniors centre 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for information. caetani cultural centre Become a member, bring your ideas and let’s get creative. Members can help stage events and workshops in all artistic mediums or showcase their own work if they choose. If you have an interest in the arts or heritage or just want to be part of something special, become a member of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and help us create a thriving creative centre for the community. We need your support! See www.caetaniculturalcentre.org seniors services NexusBC Community Resource Centre provides seniors with housing lists, transportation resources, help with pension applications, and much, much more. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit our website at www.northokanaganseniors.ca or call 250-545-8572 for more information. fraternal order of eagles Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $8 to $9, steak dinners $9; and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go directly to local charities. carcinoid cancer support group If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, please call Joanne at 5453967. Together we can make a difference, in our lives and the lives of others. weight and see drop-in program Weekly program Fridays 10 a.m. - noon for families, Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses present to weigh and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. Info. available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. Info., call 250-549-5721. vernon treatment centre Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more info. aa meetings Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; open meeting and is handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-4th Ave. (H) open meeting, noon at Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Lumby group, (X) open meeting 7 p.m., Catholic Church, 2202 Park Ave. (X) open meeting at 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap Access. (X) No Handicap Access. Info., 250-545-4933. narcotics anonymous open meeting Fridays at noon, unit 3, 2810-48th Ave. (VTC back room). Open to the public, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access. Friday Nite Naturally
High meeting at 8 p.m., room 003, 3402-27th Ave., the People Place basement (open, basic text meeting, wheelchair accessible). Call the 24-hour hotline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more information. coda meets Fridays at 11 a.m., Vernon Alliance Church. vernon ms society drop-in centre Located in People Place, #105, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon, call 250-542-2241. We are open Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon (peer counsellors available). Yoga on Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. in room 006. All welcome. vernon elks lodge #45 Our downtown hall is available for small and large functions such as meetings, weddings, anniversaries, celebrations of life, etc. We offer full catering upon request with our hall rentals. Please call Maureen at 558-0876. support local business NORA (North Okanagan Referral Association) meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m., The Pantry. Call Les Fresorger at 5427181 or see www.nora.ca. sunshine seniors meet If you are 55+ and would enjoy afternoon of fellowship consisting of music, storytelling, games and a delicious lunch, come to Peace Lutheran activity area, 1204-30th Ave., every second and fourth Friday of the month 1:30 p.m. You will be very welcome! all about national parks at the osc Trek to the Okanagan Science Centre March 28 and 29 to learn all about the natural sciences and natural beauty of our National Parks! This year marks Mt Revelstoke NP’s 100-year anniversary, and a team from Parks Canada — including their mascot Parka — will be at the OSC celebrating with a touch table of exciting specimens and an airbrush tattoo station. And don’t miss a special hands-on Parks Canada Saturday Serious Fun on March 29 at 1 p.m.! Guest interpreters from Mt Revelstoke will bring the natural history, flora, and fauna of the Columbia mountains to you! Free for members, regular admission for non-members. Read more about Mt Revelstoke’s centennial at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/mtrev100
spring banquet March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave., with special guests Herb and Crystal Taylor. Crystal is a Nashville recording artist and songwriter. Herb is from a military family that suffered horrendous verbal and alcohol abuse. Don’t miss this amazing evening. Register today and bring a friend, just $15; otherwise, it’s $20. Call Ed at 250-5586102 for info. All are welcome! fundraising hot dog sale March 29 at Buy Low Foods, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 1st Vernon Girl Guides. Help the girls go to camp! Cookies will also be available. anaf holds meat draw Every Saturday starting 2:30 p.m., in the Spitfire Grill. Lunch and appy specials available.
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Place of Scraps, exploring the dismantling of First Nations culture by anthropologists. Abel will be joined by award-winning poet family saturdays at vernon public art gallery Claire Lacey and fiction writer Thea Bowering. Readings will be March 29 from 1-3 p.m., Paper Mobiles Inspired by Alexander followed by discussion. All are invited to attend April 3. Doors Calder. Family Saturdays takes place on the last Saturday of each open at 7 p.m. and readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at Gallery Vertigo at month with an art project suitable for little kids and big kids alike, 3001-31 St. #1 upstairs. For more information, call 250-503-2297. at a minimal cost to participants. This month, participants will allan brooks nature centre A night of feather fascinalearn about kinetic art and American sculptor Alexander Calder, tors and lapel boutonnières, the Allan Brooks Nature Centre invites famous for creating large mobiles that move through the air! Build you to its Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction April 4 at the Best your own mobile with any shapes and colours for you to take home Western Vernon Lodge Hotel (5:30 p.m.) Funds raised from this and enjoy. All materials supplied. Suggested ages 5+ Drop-in, $3/ event help the centre with its day to day to operations and educamembers, $5/non-members. Gallery is at 3228-31st Ave. Call 250tional programs. Tickets, $65 or $500 for a reserved table of eight, 545-3173 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org available at www.ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-SHOW (7469). kelowna singles club dance March 29, Rutland triathlon clothing & gear sale The Kal R.A.T.S will be Centennial Hall, 180A Rutland Rd., N Kelowna. Doors open 7 hosting a sale of gently used running, cycling and swimming gear p.m., dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Bar, refreshments and snacks and clothing April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakers’ Clubhouse. Great available. Dress code: no sweatpants, running shoes or baseball bargains to be had. Cash sales only, items sold as is. Free admishats. Members, $10; non-members, $13; membership is $15. Our sion but donations to food bank welcome. For more information dances are open to everyone. Invite your friends to join you. The contact Linda at 250-558-7823 or go to www.kalrats.com more the merrier! Info., 250-762-6907. vss class of 1974 40th reunion It’s been 40 years since wondercafe.live! in lumby presents “A Film and a the class of ‘74 graduated and it’s time for a reunion! Reunion Talk” March 29 at Lumby United Church Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. We takes place Aug. 15 and 16 in Vernon. Contact Marty Stein at welcome you to view and discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower, email@example.com for details. a film about Charlie, a 13-year-old boy with an undiagnosed mental enderby old time dance club April 4 at 8 p.m. at the Drill illness. Taken from the book, Stephen Chbosky (JUNO) allows this Hall in Enderby. Last dance of the season. Theme is Easter Spring beautiful story to unfold in a natural way without forcing its themes Flowers. Everyone of all ages welcome. Adults $6, teens $3, chilof mental illness, homosexuality, drugs, dating and death to come dren free. Lunch included. For info., call 250-546-6186. The AGM to any resolution, typical for the age. Yet there is a growing and an for the dance club is April 6 at 2 p.m. in the Drill Hall. Please awakening. “We are Infinite” sums it up. Light attend as their are important changes to be made. refreshments served. By donation. Questions? presentation from canadian lutherCall Dave at 250-547-6368. an bible school A group of students and special olympics book sale staff from school in Camrose, Alta., present every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the concert at Living Word Lutheran Church April Special Olympics Vernon Store, Alpine Centre, 100 4 at 7 p.m., 6525 Okanagan Landing Rd. We would love to have Kalamalka Lake Rd., unit #35, top row of the you join us for this special evening as they utilize music, complex. Thousands of quality books, from drama, movement and visual art to explore “Intersections” 15 cents to $2. All proceeds go towards in our lives. “Intersections are where roads meet, choices operating local programs for Special are made, collisions happen and directions change.” We Olympics Vernon. Book donations greatdepend on God to guide us through life’s interly appreciated; they may either be dropped sections. Free will offering will taken. If you off at the store Saturday mornings or phone are willing to billet students, call Jim Johnson 250-545-1287 for pick-up. at 250-558-0440 or Living Word at 250-545-1514. the bx/swan lake community b.c. gov’t retired employees associaassoc. Visit their Web site at www.bxtion meets On the first Friday of the month swanlake.blogspot.com. The site contains for a luncheon at 12:30 at Schubert Centre. current information that is important to Next meeting April 4. John will be reporting residents of regional districts B and C on the spring directors meeting. Meet fellow such as pine beetle, meat inspection reguretirees. lation, governance and water issues. garage sale April 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the vernon & district animal Eagles Hall. Help send 1st Vernon Girl 12,500 care society We are a local, allGuides to camp. Cookies also available. INCLUDES (1) D E R D TWELVE THOUSAND & FIVE HUN volunteer registered charity. We need your canadian cancer society daffo1) $230 BI-WEEKLY, 96 $12,500 MONTHS, 4.99%, TOTAL help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter dil tea April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., Enderby PAID=$35,340. TO YOU and emergency vet care programs for home& District Senior Citizens Complex, 1101 STK #140133 less and low-income cats and dogs. Every George St. Admission by donation. Daffodils penny of your tax-deductible donation will for sale. TH go entirely to care for local pets. For more vernon jubilee hospital auxiliary information, call 250-542-7203 or see www. garden fair Our Annual Garden Fair vernonanimalcare.com is May 10 and we are collecting items for food addicts in recovery the garage sale and looking for jewellery, anonymous (fa) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 household items, small furniture, garden items, a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room #2. Are you having for the volunteers and the next session will run for 7 sessions children’s toys, puzzles, books and plants, clearly marked with trouble controlling the way you eat? No dues or fees. For more Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 6 to 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at name of plant. For delivery or pick up, please call the Hunts at info., call Catherine at 250-549-1747. the People Place. Learn more on our website, www.vernonfrc.ca 250-558-4299 or the Smiths at 250-542-1953. halina seniors’ centre Fun time meets Saturdays 12:30 to 4 or by calling Karen at 250-545-3390. easter party at the vernon museum Join us at the p.m., Halina Jewels meet every fourth Saturday of the month from enderby lions garage sale April 1-30 from 9-4 every day Greater Vernon Museum & Archives April 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 10 to 11:30 a.m. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec. Centre. and 9-9 Tuesdays and Thursdays with possible lunch and supper p.m. This fun family event includes Easter basket making, egg For more information, call 542-2877. decorating, golden egg hunt, cookie decorating and Easter games! closures, Enderby Curling Rink and Gazebo. Watch for signs. falun gong information session March 30 at 1 p.m., fung loy kok taoist tai chi Are you looking for better Also, visit the museum daily April 8 to 11 to find the hidden bunny Vernon library upstairs meeting room. What are the mechanhealth and balance in your life? Taoist Tai Chi Beginning Classes and enter to win a prize. (Maximum one entry per person per day.) ics and principles of the four standing exercise movements? start at the Vernon Centre, 3105-28th St., April 1 at 11 a.m. Info. call Call 250-542-3142 to pre-register for the Easter Party. Admission Buddha Showing 1,000 Hands; Falun Standing Stance Exercise; $2/child. Parents required to accompany their children. Info., visit 250-542-1822, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.taoist.org Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes; Falun Heavenly Circuit www.facebook.com/vernonmusuem or www.vernonmuseum.ca free viewing of movie, temple grandin April 2 in celExercise. All welcome. Open discussion. Info., www.falundafa.org ebration of Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness okanagan humane society spring garage sale Day, Boys and Girls Club, 6 p.m. Refreshments provided. Starring This year, combined with our antiques and collectibles sale. Our fundraiser take place at The Shops at Polson Park, 2306 Hwy. healing after suicide loss support group Registration Clare Danes, the film tells the true story of Temple Grandin. 6, Vernon, April 4 to 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except the north okanagan naturalists’ club Back by is open for the April 16 – June 4 group (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 Sundays). Sale items include furniture, toys, glassware, jewellery, popular demand: we invite the public and all members to attend p.m.) and early registration encouraged. Trained professionals and peers facilitate this support group for those who have lost a loved the Vernon Lodge April 2 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Doug Burles of dolls, linens, pictures, silverware, ornaments, small appliances, crafts, clothes, pet supplies, etc. All proceeds go towards the care one to suicide. It is offered at no cost by the Suicide Prevention Kamloops speak on the White Nose Syndrome in Bats. of neglected and abandoned cats to assist low-income families the ladies newcomers supper club Meets the first Committee of Vernon. Info. or to register please contact Betty with spay/neutering of their cat/dog. This is your chance also to Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us Bates 250-275-8062 ext. 4 or e-mail email@example.com kalamalka caring klowns workshop Annual work- for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie for details purchase an annual raffle ticket or wine a door prize. For more info., call Hazel at 250-542-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. shop April 12 and 13. Are you compassionate? Do you like to at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. laugh? Do you like to make others happy? Do you like to give back healing energy sessions at trinity united church garage sale Medical expense fundraiser for Meeka’s ongoto the community? Well, clowning might just be for you. For more Trinity United Church offers sessions every Wednesday. You can ing medical needs April 4 and 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., both information or to register, call Doris at 250-546-6396 or Beverley book an appointment by calling the church office at 250-545-0797. days. No reasonable offer refused; 11700 Coldstream Creek Rd., nisga’a writer jordan abel reads from his collection, The Coldstream. at 250-558-3576 or see www.kalamalkacaringklowns.com
free movie night March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd.) and all are invited (free will offering will accepted for this cause). Veil of Tears is a 90-minute documentary telling the untold story of how many women in India face huge challenges, persecution and cultural injustices. But, there is hope for them. Come watch, learn and be inspired! vernon collectors club meets Last Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. after-school writing lessons at vernon library Join library Writer-in-Residence Harold Rhenisch. For kids aged 8 to 15. No registration necessary for this free program. March 31, Pages That Whisper, Shout and Sing; April 7, Book Gymnastics. Info., www.orl.bc.ca or 250-542-7610. s.o.l.d. Society for Open Learning and Discussion meets Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at the People Place and all are welcome to attend. March 31, “Nasittuq, Canadian Forces Station, Alert Bay,” with Jack Phillips. the easter seals splash of colour family fun run in support of Camp Winfield April 19. Pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and run at 10 am. Less than 5 kms. Register now at www. splashofcolour.ca to run or volunteer. get involved & make a difference! If you are a person who enjoys spending time with seniors and wants to make a difference in someone’s life, we have an opportunity for you! The Family Resource Centre’s Senior Support Volunteer program pairs volunteers with clients who need a friendly, helping hand and a listening ear. Training is provided
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Driveway readers to spend billions to buy a new set of wheels Driveway readers are in the mood to splash out an astonishing $3.6 billion-plus of their hard-earned cash to buy new vehicles this year. This is not some by Keith Morgan wild, optimistic prediction but a solid forecast based on what our readers revealed in a comprehensive survey conducted on behalf of Black Press by Pulse Research, a company with 30 years of experience in asking the right questions of consumers. In a series of wide-ranging interviews, Black Press newspaper readers from all over the province gave Pulse a comprehensive account of their spending plans. Their intention to spend $53.1 million on fish and chips, $45.8 million on tooth whitening, $13.1 million on tattoos or piercing, $9.1 million on pet toys and $1.9 million on tuxedos, raised some smiles. But the auto spending intent grabbed our serious attention. A massive 123,275 households will take vehicles for a spin and sign on the dotted line. A massive 51,895 will park a new car on their driveway, 32,312 will house a sport ute in their garage, while another 28,395 will opt for a truck out front. Most people surveyed knew what kind of wheels they would be looking for and what they were prepared to pay.
The sticker price range for most folks is $25Reacting to the Black Press/Pulse report he said: “Customers today are clearly taking advantage $30,000. However, premium car sellers will be of one of the most exciting times in automotive pleased that 13,708 plan to spend an average history. Dealers across BC are focusing like of $45,000 on one of their products. Another never before on creating a better buying expe7,883 will shell out an average of $64,413 for rience – a more enjoyable, more informed and refined vehicles in the $50-$75,000 price range. entertaining experience on-site and In addition, 2,937 more will spend online. It’s almost as if dealers are an average of $82,448 on luxury putting on mini Auto Shows every marques. day of the week!” An eco-conscious 11,750 houseHe continued: “There are more holds will fork out more than than 350 new car dealerships $30 grand for a hybrid or electric across the province, and new vehicle. Utilitarian minivans top ones popping up all the time, the shopping list at 9,791 homes, making this industry one of BC’s with budgets a shade under $30,000. Customers today most important. Not only because they generate more than $10 bilWe even discovered that readers are clearly taking lion annually in economic activity, would spend another $2 billion advantage of one but also because they employ on car servicing, preventive of the most exciting directly and indirectly, more than maintenance, oil changes and times in automotive 34,000 full-time people in the after-market products. Good more than 50 communities that history. news for used car sales: 105,750 they serve. The buying intent of households are prepared to spend Blair Qualey Black Press readers is terrific President of the New Car $1.69 billion on pre-owned, Dealers Association of BC news for our members and the nearly new, or whatever the curBC economy. rent parlance is for second-hand “I can hardly wait for the next few years. vehicles as they used to be called! Buckle up; it’s going to be an exciting ride.” Last week, Blair Qualey, the president of the Count on the Driveway team to supply you the New Car Dealers Association of BC, talked best and most current information each week, about the importance of his industry to this and on the drivewaycanada site, to help you province in his column here about the Vanmake the right decision in your car purchase. couver International Auto Show, which runs firstname.lastname@example.org until Sunday,
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Louisville, KY. - The 200 is not a new nameplate for Chrysler but the 2015 model is all-new from the ground up. This generation of 200 debuts the new “face of Chrysler” with its signature grille and logo. There’s also a standard set of rear LED tailamps, and the interior craftsmanship is much more impressive than before. This mid-size sedan is hoping to play ball – and win – against competitors like the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Toyota Camry, in an ever-aggressive segment. Using the baseball analogy with the 200 seemed apropos since the drive event took place in Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the Louisville slugger. Nevertheless, here are the meat and potatoes for the all-new vehicle. There are four trims of 200 available.
Confessions of a Curber It’s only been a month, but I can see myself selling cars for a long, long time. I feel like a new man. One evening, I was in line at the superstore. An elderly gentleman saw my shopping cart. I had a new digital tire gauge that I was going to give to my next buyer. Turns out he was looking for a used car as he’d recently given his car to his grandson. He just needed something basic. “This is your lucky day!” I told him. The old fellow was around my father-in-law’s age – close to 80. He walked with a cane and had two ear pieces. I was practically shouting to him. What an easy sale. I decided to give him a ride and show him the car. He went on to tell me about his young granddaughter, too. At any rate, we got to the car – it was a base model with an automatic transmission. “It’s perfect for you, sir!” I exclaimed. He got in and sat at the wheel. His face lit up right away. I could tell that he’d been a car enthusiast in his younger days. “Where’d you get this car, son?” he asked me. “It’s my dad’s old car – he passed away and I
“Somewhere along the line, the rebuilt status was dropped.”
just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. In reality, I imported the car from Washington. It came with documents that mentioned New York State. The title was clean, so I assumed it was in good condition. I priced the vehicle quite high – well over its value. But he didn’t know, and he didn’t ask any more questions. I told him I had another buyer interested (another lie), and that he had to make a decision right away. With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink and slowly drove off. Another foolish customer, I thought. No history report to keep me on my toes. And worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered and insured within 30 days - I didn’t bother. I just got my buddy in Bellingham to help me get it across. That evening, I took out the papers I’d received with the car. I decided to go over them more thoroughly. I guess I was a bit bored. Turns out, the vehicle had been registered in four U.S. states. Somewhere along the line, the rebuild* status was dropped. Probably intentionally. The inspection and ICBC will catch that. And who knows if the odometer is right? At least it’s no longer mine. *Rebuild – A vehicle written off as a total loss by an insurance company, then rebuilt and certified for use. This term does not describe a vehicle that has a new or repaired motor, transmission or other major part. Rebuilds offer savings when repaired well, but a buyer has a right to know it was rebuilt. But this buyer didn’t and Walt walked away with the cash.
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2015 Chrysler 200 First is the LX and that has a starting MSRP of $22,995. Then there’s the Limited, the S and the top-of-the-line C model. Regardless of trim, each comes with an industry first, also known as a 9-speed automatic transmission. My day started behind the wheel of the Limited trim with the 2.4L, 4-cylinder MultiAir engine (MSRP $24,995). This powerplant produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. The interior reflects that of thoughtful craftsmanship and design. Soft touch materials are used throughout and the layout is easy on the eyes. Not to mention the abundance of cubbyholes in which to place personal items. On a side note, the interior colour combinations drew inspiration from various American cities. For example, the all black interior pays homage to New York City, the Linen and Black is Sausalito, California and the Blue and Black on the S model to Detroit. The centre stack can be adorned with either a 5-inch touch screen or the optional 8.4-inch. To me, the 5-inch screen seemed a little small, so I’d invest in the larger version. That said, it was still highly functional and easy to use. On the road, the 2.4L Limited shines brightest when on the highway and on long stretches of pavement. It has ability in the twists and turns, but to really get a dynamic feel, you’d need
to opt for the S or C trim to put it in the Sport mode. In that case, you get a different suspension setup and steering feel to really allow you to
Along with its new bodywork and insides, there are over 60 standard and available safety features to keep both you and the 200 looking good and in one piece.
have more fun in the captain’s chair. Back to the 2.4L though. In the city, I felt I didn’t need much more power. Steering feel is light and allows to car the move with ease at slow speeds and gingerly into parking spots. Overall, a pleasant drive. The second half of my day was consumed with the V6. Yum. The award winning 3.6L, Pentastar V6 packs 295 horsepower under-
neath its sparkling new hood. For a driver’s car, this is the one I’d pick. What’s more, you can configure this engine on all trims except the base LX. Additionally, you can opt for an all-wheel drive setup too. However, the AWD system needs to be paired with the V6. Getting into the sport mode, or fun mode as I call it, requires pushing down and turning the central dial/ gear selector to the right. Make sure you push it down, otherwise it won’t go anywhere. And less fun will be had. When accelerating, there’s a little bit of a throaty gurgle that comes standard out of the twin exhaust pipes around back. It’s a nice sound and one that I enjoyed hearing over and over again. One thing I did notice is that the A pillar did have width to it, so visibility is a little trickier out the front. And with its sloping roofline, visibility out the rear could have been better. Thank goodness for the rearview camera. Along with its new bodywork and insides, there are over 60 standard and available safety features to keep both you and the 200 looking good and in one piece. The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be available in the second quarter of 2014. Visit www.chrysler.ca for more info Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty-eyed memories Ian Harwood
I can remember buying my first truck in 1986 like it was yesterday. It had to be a specific make and model: I was looking for. A Toyota 4x4 pick-up, black in color and it had to be in good shape. I wanted it to be bone stock with as little mileage as possible. I found one in the paper that was on the lot at a dealership in Surrey. Quickly I called them to inquire and they said they had a couple of people with deals written up, but it didn’t look like they were going to go through, so if I wanted it I had better get down there right away (Naive at that age to fall for and old trick like this). I had to get a ride from a friend and I remember it was snowing so it was slow getting there. When I arrived it was running and they were anxious
for me to drive it. I took it around the block and parked it in a vacant lot, hopped out and started to inspect it. I immediately noticed rust and some body damage. Clearing the snow off inside the truck box, I could see more damage. It looked like someone had dropped a bowling ball into it from about a high ledge. I could smell antifreeze and noticed some oil leaks. I headed back to the dealership disappointed. The salesman was there to greet me. He asked if I had any concerns and I started to point out the obvious. He quickly dismissed them as cosmetic and said do you want to write a deal on it because he has people in the showroom wanting to buy it. I told him I was not interested. On the ride home, I thought how quickly I had to grow up and look at
everything as if someone was going to take advantage of me, sad reality. The next day I picked up the latest copy of Truck Trader and spotted the exact make and model I was looking for. I bought the 1983 edition for $9,000 from a family that only used it once a week to drive to Abbotsford and back to Coquitlam for supplies. It was perfect; funny how God puts things in your path and everything works out in the end. A week later I started to work on it. I acquired some used 33 inch tires and installed a 4” lift kit. I drove that truck every night after work to show it off. I washed it so many times I thought the paint was going to come off. A year had past and I purchased many more items for the truck. continued on page B13
A major car show was coming up soon and I decided I would put it in the back of the shop and work on it so I could enter it into the show. Giving up my truck for a month was tough and I had to make a few sacrifices to get around. My first car show was a hit. I came in second place and I was determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set of 44x18.5x15 tires in his office that nobody has seen before. At that time the largest they made were 42”. I told him to send them to me I would figure out what I had to do to fit them under the truck. When they came in they looked big. So big I was getting worried. The custom leaf springs came back from the spring shop and I knew my calculations were correct. With all the multiple shocks in place, chassis freshly painted, motor work done, a lower gears installed it was ready for the tires. I cleared away the debris pile that accumulated around my truck. Placed the floor jack under the rear axle and started to jack it up. With the rear tires on and clearing the fenders it was time to move to the front. When I started to lift the front I noticed how high the hood was getting, at that point I knew I had built a monster.
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The Hagerty Spring Thaw is a budget-minded driving adventure through British Columbia for pre-1979 touring and sportscars. And that was all cost conscious Driveway editor Keith Morgan needed to know to take part in this un-scored, non-competitive event, which takes place next month entirely within the province of British Columbia. “I spend the entire year driving new cars so this seemed like a fun way to spend some fun time in a classic,” Morgan explained. “My old friend George Holt, from Gabriola Island, has a rather fine 1954 Jaguar XK120 roadster so I’m going to ‘nagivate’ for him. Yes, knowing George I will be doing more ‘nag’ than ‘nav’!” The drive starts on Friday, April 25, in Squamish and finishes in Hope, on Sunday, April 27. To ensure an “adventure”, the route will remain secret until competitors receive their entry packages at registration. Way-finding instructions will be detailed and clear, and will not require any calculations or rally knowledge. The event consists of 100 percent paved roads, with some mountainous terrain, and driving is scheduled during daylight hours. Car wash facilities are available at each overnight stop. The Morgan and Holt Driveway team will photograph the event and their journey along the spectacular 1,200km route over three days. The account of their adventure will appear in Driveway and online at drivewaybc.ca in early May. Squamish Classic Car Adventures and the West Coast Rally Association organize the Spring Thaw and follow the BC Rally Regulations. The event is open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1979 and earlier. The organizers say that if people believe they have a unique car that fits, but doesn’t meet the age category they should make contact, regardless. Entry information can be found at: www.classiccaradventures.com/events/hagerty-spring-thaw-classic Nigel Matthews is the director of sales and marketing for Hagerty Insurance Canada. E-mail him at: nmatthews@ hagerty.com
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With all the tires in place I slowly drove it It was worth every out of the shop. The sun penny of the $12,000 gleaming down on the I put into it. freshly polished paint and the smell of paint Ian Harwood burning off the exhaust system still sticks in my mind. Outside it looked like a beast; people were slowing down to take a look. The show was a week later and I came home with first place. Mission accomplished. It was worth every penny of the $12,000 I put into it. Then I sold it for $15,500 in 1990 so that I could afford to get married . . . need I say any more? Tell me your truck story and please send pictures.
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She was born in Vancouver, B.C. but grew up a farm girl in the Silver Valley district of northern Alberta. AŌer marrying in 1ϵ87, she seƩled in to life on the farm with her husband, Bill, in the Camrose area, where she raised kids and sheep, baked fantasƟc cinnamon buns and homemade piǌǌas and aƩended countless soccer games and school funcƟons. In 2007, Shara and Bill decided to move to Lumby, B.C. to be nearer to the mountains, lakes and wineries where they loved to spend their Ɵme hiking, biking, playing tennis, skiing, curling and sampling Okanagan wines. She conƟnued to aƩend countless soccer and basketball games, conƟnued making those fantasƟc piǌǌas and even managed to Įnd Ɵme to work as a lab assist at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Sadly, she was taken from us far too soon while enũoying a beauƟful sunny day skiing down her favourite run, BX Express on Silver Star Mountain. Even in death, she was sƟll giving. Through organ donaƟon, she will carry on in others. Shara is survived by her loving husband, Bill: sons: Ryan, John, and Mathew; daughter, Victoria; parents, Bob and Carol Grams; sister, Lisa (Dennis Stredulinsky); brother, <evin; as well as numerous other relaƟves, friends and co-workers. The CelebraƟon of Life for Shara will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2ϵth, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. So raise a glass of your favourite wine to the memory of our beauƟful girl. She will be forever in our hearts. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be oīered at www. pleasantvalleyĬ.com
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WHITING, Lillian Emma It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Emma Whiting on March 24, 2014 in Armstrong, 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
Wesley Alfred Martel It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce the sudden passing of our son Wesley Alfred Martel on Feb. 15, 2014 at age 42. Wesley leaves behind to mourn him his parents D’Arcy & Estella; 2 brothers Wayne & Shawn; 2 sisters Lynn & Shelly; 3 children Brodie, BriƩany & :ustus; number of cousins, aunts & uncles and many friends. Wesley will be deeply missed, he was loved by many. elebraƟon of life for Wesley being held on April ϲ, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at the Elks Hall, 3103 - 31st, Vernon, BC.
VOGSTAD, LARRY It is with a solemn heart that we announce the passing of our dear father, Larry Vogstad. Larry bravely fought his baƩle with cancer and passed away on March 24, 2014 at the North Okanagan Hospice House. He was 77 years young. Larry will be sadly missed by his son Robert (Gabi), daughters Marla (Jim); Gail (Rick) and his wife of 10 years, Susan Bartsch. There are many grandchildren who loved their grandpa very much and thankfully, have fond memories of him. He is also survived by his oldest brother Alan Vogstad (Joan). Dad was pre-deceased by his wife, our mother, Mary Lois Vogstad in August of 2003 and 2 sons, Larry & Paul Vogstad. Larry has been an acƟve member of the Seventh Day AdvenƟst Church for over 30 years. He was instrumental in developing Gospel Outreach Canada and in lieu of Ňowers, donaƟons can be kindly made to this organiǌaƟon. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00am at the Vernon Seventh Day AdvenƟst Church. Pastor Ed Teranski will be oĸciaƟng.
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Wynn, Larry Gordon
AŌer a courageous baƩle with cancer, we are sad to announce Larry’s passing on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 74 years. Larry was born in Enderby, B.C. March 13, 1ϵ40. He lived most of his life in the Vernonͬ Armstrong area, with short stops in Toronto and Vancouver. Larry was predeceased by his parents Dan and Pauline Wynn, his in-laws Muriel and John Hay and his grandson Carter John Wynn. LeŌ to keep Larry’s memories alive are his Bride and best friend Muriel, his beloved children Teri (Gaetan), Gord (Joanne) and Joey (Luke); his precious grandchildren <ate, Brandon, Ashley, JusƟn, <ailen and Haylee and his one beauƟful great grand daughter Ada. Also mourning Larry’s passing are his siblings George and John (Joanne) and many nieces and nephews. A CelebraƟon of Life for Larry will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church (2ϲ01 43 Avenue, Vernon, B.C.) on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:00pm. In Lieu of Ňowers and donaƟons Larry’s wish was that you take the Ɵme to enũoy a special evening with your loved ones. zou are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary Λ www.MyAlternaƟves.ca . Arrangements entrusted to
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Payroll Administrator Lavington, BC Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportuniƟes for conƟnuous growth and development͍ QUALIFICATIONS: ͻ The successful applicant is reƋuired to be a self-starter with excellent organiǌaƟonal, interpersonal, communicaƟon, and Ɵme management skills. ͻ The ability to pay keen aƩenƟon to detail is essenƟal and the candidate must have working knowledge of computer programs. ͻ The incumbent must be able to operate in a team environment and manage relaƟonships with a various hourly and staī personnel. ͻ Preference will be given to candidates with previous payroll administraƟon experience and industry related experience. ͻ CompleƟon of or working towards a CPA designaƟon is a deĮnite asset. Tolko oīers an uncompromising focus on safety performance, compeƟƟve compensaƟon packages, sustainable business pracƟces, a progressive environment and we are an industry leader in world markets. APPLY TODAY! Our tradiƟon of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and conƟnuous development. To explore current career opportuniƟes and become a part of our community, visit our website at www.tolko.com and submit your resume by March 30th, 2014. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Journeyman Trades Crofton, Powell River & Port Alberni At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We're a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in western North America. Working in a ﬂexible team environment as a key member of our maintenance crews, you will be responsible for a wide variety of duties, including supporting our drive for enhanced performance and improved quality and efﬁciency. You can expect a competitive beneﬁt and salary package, along with the chance to advance your skills, experience and knowledge within a supportive peer environment. Your unique skills and talents will ﬁnd a good home here. If you are interested in joining us for a strong future together, and you meet the above requirements, see our Trades listings at www.catalystpaper.com/careers.
1924 ~ 2014 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Anna May Churchill, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Gateby, Vernon while she was on a respite visit there. Mom enjoyed living in Vernon with her family for the last few years where she enjoyed her new friends and many music and dance venues. Our mom, the youngest of seven brothers and one sister, was born in Vernon, April 6, 1ϵ24 and lived on the Commonage in Vernon unƟl the age of four when she moved with her family to Falkland and lived there for eighty-one years. She was a country girl at heart; always loved her farm life, animals and parƟcularly her horses were her passion. She was able to have her last ride at the age of eighty-Įve. Anna will be forever loved and missed by her many foster children, adopted daughter, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and large extended family. A CelebraƟon of Anna’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday March 30th, 2014 at the Falkland Community Church with a recepƟon tea to follow at Falkland Seniors’ Hall. zou are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary Λ www.MyAlternaƟves.ca CremaƟon arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FhNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Π Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
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To the Lumby Legion Ladies. Thank you to Vinnie for the wonderful music, and all who helped, the many friends and family who shared in the life celebration of Bernetta Tilbert. Our heartfelt thanks The Tilbert Family
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The family of the late Helen Moroso wish to thank everyone who sent floral tributes, food and cards after her passing. Thank you to those who attended Helen’s Celebration of Life and those who donated to Abbeyfield House. Your kindness will always be remembered. Joy Lippert and Kelly McKeown and their families.
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We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org No phones calls or walk in’s please.
Career Opportunities LIVE-IN POSITION AT SCENIC FISHING RESORT IN SUNNY SOUTH OKANAGAN Mature couple wanted for contract to manage and operate ¿shing resort. Non-smokers. No pets. Varied duties. Phone for particulars. 250-493-3535
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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kamâ€™s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kelowna terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package.
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Looking for a change? Enjoy people? Change scare you? It shouldnâ€™t. Just make sure you join the right team. South Cariboo Dealership looking to add a team leader to itâ€™s dealership. Proud community sponsor and a full disclosure dealership. If the idea of change, sales, fun and trucks sounds appealing, you must be our new leader. If you are experienced as a Sales manager or General manager in a dealership environment, if you are an honest, integral, fun and hard working Manager â€“ please consider sending us your resume and/or credentials. It may just surprise you, be much easier and way more fun than you imagined.
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Haircare Professionals PURE-AN Organic Hair Salon is looking for an experienced hairstylist to join our amazing team! Please drop off resumes in person. 2920 29th street Vernon BC Thx.
Help Wanted COOK Req. F/T for Rosalindaâ€™s Filipino Kitchen 2810 33rd Street Vernon, BC. $11.50/hr. Cook / Prep / Clean. Filipino / Canadian experience & High School Preferred. Please send resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
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POSITION OVERVIEW: A Nursery Worker is responsible for thinning and transplanting forest seedlings. Working as part of USW Local 1-423, the incumbent will conduct themselves in a safe, timely, cost effective, and professional manner. QUALIFICATIONS: â€˘ A strong team player â€˘ A demonstrated ability to meet regularly set performance measures READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please apply in person to Tolko â€“ Eagle Rock Division 105 Highway 97A, Armstrong, BC We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Established Travel Agency in Vernon is seeking part time / full time and Outside Sales Professionals with experience preferred. If you have a passion for travel and providing unsurpassed customer service, this could be the position for you. Candidate must possess strong consultative selling skills and the ability to listen to customer needs. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) is a must. Send resume to Box 37 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 or email resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 â€“ 3:30p Monday to Friday $12/hr.
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Recreation Services-Kal Tire Place employs event support staff for concession food and bar service. We require additional food service staff who must be available for various weekday, weekends and evening shifts. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold a valid foodsafe and serving it right certiÂżcate. Please address to â€œAttention Nicole Huckabayâ€?. Recreation Services-Kal Tire Place is also hiring for conversion and building service workers. Staff must be available for various weekday, weekends and evening shifts. Please address to â€œAttention Brian Robertsonâ€?. Short listed candidates will have to provide a completed criminal record check. Please drop off resume at Kal Tire Place main ofÂżce at 445-4rd avenue Vernon or fax to 50-54-50.
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Sundial Lighting requires a full-time sales person. Applicants with experience in home decor and/or lighting would be an asset but not necessary. Apply in person to Rod or Faye @ Sundial Lighting, 2801 44th Avenue, Vernon. Activities Coordinator Position required for a large assisted living residence in Vernon. Must be a natural leader with a vivacious personality, a self-starter who can work independently to create and implement new programs, activities and fitness routines suited to seniors. Licenced fitness instructor certification necessary. Three years experience in this environment is a must. Class 1 driverâ€™s licence would be a benefit, but not a requirement. Excellent remunerationÂ paid to the successful candidate with benefits package available. Part time or full time, depending upon qualifications. Please reply in writing to Box 6 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Plywood Shift Supervisor Canoe Forest Products Ltd., located near Salmon Arm BC has an immediate fulltime opening within the Plywood Department for a Shift Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Plywood Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the plywood manufacturing business. The position offers a challenging opportunity to an experienced, self-motivated, technically sound individual who can work with minimal supervision. Other prerequisites include above average interpersonal and communication skills. A thorough understanding of Quality & Statistical Process Control systems would be desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold post-secondary education in Woods Product Manufacturing or Business Administration. Three to five years of related supervisory experience would also be an asset. Canoe Forest Products Ltd. offers a competitive salary and benefits package based on experience and qualifications. If you possess the skills and qualifications for this position, please submit your resume with cover letter, in confidence, by Monday, April 7, 2014 to: Human Resources Department Canoe Forest Products Ltd. Box 70, Canoe BC V0E 1K0 E: email@example.com F: 866â€?514â€?8773 www.canoefp.com Canoe Forest Products thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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for the person who has the passion for baking & cooking Please drop off resumes to 7920 Hwy 97, Vernon, B.C. or fax to 250-542-7952 or email: email@example.com The Upper Room is seeking a General Manager. The posiĆ&#x;on calls for a person who can give direcĆ&#x;on, leadership, be a good listener and has experience in management. A good grasp of ÄŽnances is reĆ‹uired. The successful applicant will be in responsible for a number of departments and thus have a good grasp on interrelaĆ&#x;onships. The posiĆ&#x;on also reĆ‹uires a criminal record check and references from present and past employers is reĆ‹uired. A job descripĆ&#x;on is available upon reĆ‹uest. Please send all resumes to The Upper Room Mission at 3403 Í´ 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S2 or e-mail jakeÎ›vernonurm.org
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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 Come join our team! The Longhorn Pub is seeking an experienced line cook. You must be able to work in a fast paced, friendly environment. A minimum of 2 years experience in a restaurant or pub is required. All applicants must be available for a variety of shifts and possess a food safe certificate. We offer a competitive wage plus benefit package. Please apply in person with resume at 4513 25th ave Vernon B.C. EDO JAPAN Hiring ft/pt all positions Cook/ prep/cashier/sushi. Mature, with experience would be an asset. Full benefits. Apply at the Fruit Union Plaza. Experienced Breakfast line cook wanted for F/T position. Servers and banquet staff needed for P/T and F/T positions. Fax: 250-833-5716 or firstname.lastname@example.org Drop resumes off at Prestige Inn, Salmon Arm EXPERIENCED Class 1 Drivers earn up to 63,000+ per year with Sutco. Drive late model equipment, have piece of mind and security with extended benefits and a contribution matched company pension plan and are home daily. Currently looking for 3 full time drivers to join our operations based in the Okanagan Valley. Must be able to cross the U.S. Border. Apply on line at sutco.ca or call 1-888-3572612 ext 230 EXPERIENCED Class 1 Drivers earn up to 70,000 + with Sutco. They driver late model equipment, provide piece of mind for the family with extended benefits, and have security with a company matched contribution pension plan. Currently looking for 2 Highway drivers for our flat deck division. Apply online at sutco.ca or call ! 888 357 2616 ext 230. Farm Labour 2 jobs, no experience, pruning, thinning, & picking. 40hrs/wk $10.33/hr June to Oct 31. KM Orchard Ltd. (250)309-0975 Gardenerâ€™s Helper. Duties include mowing, weedeating, garden clean up etc. Must be neat, tidy & reliable. $13-15/hr. Please respond: Box #4, c/o Vernon Morning Star, 440725th Ave, Vernon V1T 1P5
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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. King’s Christian School is seeking applicants for an 8 month maternity leave bookkeeper position. Must have knowledge of Simply Accounting. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 10th. Interested individuals please send a resume and statement of faith to: King’s Christian School 350-B 30th St NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 Phone:250-832-5200 Fax:250-832-5201 Email: info@kingschristian school.com Live-in Caretaker for a 20 unit Sr. Independent-Living Complex. Couple preferred. Resume to Three Links Lodge, #21-3700 Highland Park Road Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B4. Metal roofing installer, shinglers & labours. Must have transportation. Call 250-3093157 or send resume email@example.com Optician needed for Armstrong Optometry. Please apply by submitting a resume by Apr 1 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 WORKERS Wood Productionpackaging,assembly, chop saws, Seasonal! $11.00/hr. Fax resume to 250-545-7203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Required person with Good Apple iPad experience to give private lesson’s in Vernon. (250)308-6255
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 email@example.com
Professional/ Management THE Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market is looking for a market manager to start immediately. Please email resumes to: KelownaFarmersMarket@shaw.ca
Trades, Technical 3 positions: Picker/Boom Truck Operator, Winch & Bed Truck Operators needed. Generous signing bonus to right applicants. Valiant Oilfield Hauling is a family friendly business based in Fort St John. We are looking for a Certified Picker/Boom Truck Operator for a 40 ton Picker, an experienced Winch truck Operator and an experienced Lo-bed Truck Operator. We offer competitive Wages and great work environment. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeremy at 1778-256-4258. Flexible work rotations a possibility. Serious applicants only. 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 email@example.com 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. JOURNEYMAN or Apprentice Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanic wanted in Golden, BC. This is for you if you are an outdoor enthusiast. Position is full time evening shift 4:00 pm - 12:00 midnight Monday thru Friday. Rate of pay is competitive and will be negotiated based on experience. We invite you to become a member of our team. Please fax your resume and cover letter to 250-344-6622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LICENSED PLUMBER/ GAS FITTER
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: email@example.com VERNON PAVING - A Division of Lafarge Canada Inc, has openings in the following positions: SCREED OPERATOR, ROLLER OPERATOR & SKILLED LABOURER/ OCCASIONAL OPERATOR. We offer a safe work environment, on the job training, up to date well kept equipment, room for advancement, and a positive work environment. Qualified applicants should have previous paving experience, a positive attitude, and a valid drivers license. These positions are based out of our Armstrong location and work sites are throughout the North Okanagan. Vernon Paving offers competitive pension and benefit programs. These are unionized positions with a rate between $22-$29 / hr plus holiday pay. Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-5466565 by March 31st, 2014.
Pets & Livestock
Merchandise for Sale
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
*1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449
Vernon Animal Care Society featured
Fencing WESTSIDE Post Pounding & Farm Fencing. Great rates! Call 250-308-5403.
Kitchen Cabinets Bring your Cabinets back to life with Remedy Cabinets. Renewing and Updating with savings for 22 years. Free estimates 250-309-9673
Moving & Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 250-545-8118 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. U1ST - MOVING 2 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
Painting & Decorating
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 Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Gutter cleaning, tree trimming,local moves.Kris 250-308-4100.
Affordable dump runs. Make the right call. Beat any quote. Kris 250-308-4100.
PRO JUNK REMOVAL We haul more for less. DAILY DUMP RUNS 4 Trucks serving Vernon 7 Days a week
Pets & Livestock
Equestrian DIAMOND H TACK GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, April 12th at 9AM Consign your Horse, Rider & Stable Products from March 28th to April 9th 1953 Kirschener Rd. Kelowna, BC (250)-762-5631 FARRIER, BWFA cert. Shoeing, Trims 250-792-2112, 250509-4138. email@example.com
Feed & Hay Hay for sale.Grass hay alfalfa grass mix 1st cut. 250-5451817.
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!
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
Poultry LAYING HEN CHICKS Miller Browns. 8 wks old p/u first week of April $8 each 250546-6608
RANCH PANELS & GATES
250-549-0324 250-547-6815 Landscaping
Farm Services David
3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 countrywestsupply.com
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Shavings Sawdust Wood chips Hog fuel Bark Mulch Cedar Mulch Fir Mulch 10-40 Yard Loads • Ogogrow • Firewood
Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading
• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies
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
250-542-8191 • 4620-23rd Street
Mon-Fri:7:30am-5pm • Saturday: 8am-4pm Sunday: 10am-2pm APRIL - JUNE
Certiﬁed Care Aide 12 yrs exp Let me help you with shopping, bathing, light housekeeping. Please call (778)257-5890
www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS
BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR
- Regular & Screened Sizes -
OFFICE MANAGER / TREATMENT COORDINATOR required
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
for progressive and busy dental practice in Vernon. Existing office manager is moving out of town so if you are looking for a chance to further your career and take part in the excitement of our cuttingedge practice - then this may be the perfect opportunity for you! We are providing state of the art general, cosmetic, and advanced implant dentistry....and would love to add the right person to our dynamic team. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email resume to Dr. Bicknell at firstname.lastname@example.org
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BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 4th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322
Straw $4./bale. 250-308-5902
“Let us give you something to smile about...”
Salmon Arm Revelstoke Nakusp Summerland Princeton
Penz is a young adult neutered male tuxedo. Penz was adopted but returned because he’s too stressed out living in a house with a large family. He is a very sweet boy that has a lot of love to give. Penz is available for adoption at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 250-545-8200
Grass/Alfalfa Round bails, net wrap, small squares. Some cow bails.250-546-8010
3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour
CAT OF THE WEEK
Nelson Castlegar Trail
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
VISIT OUR WEBSITE Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan FOR PICS 903 Raffan Rd, Armstrong, B.C.
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BUSINESSES & SERVICES HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS /CONSTRUCTION to the
QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.
TUB TO SHOWER â€˘ CUSTOM SHOWERS â€˘ TUBS VANITIES â€˘ COUNTERTOPS â€˘ SINKS â€˘ FAUCETS â€˘ TOILETS ACCESSORIES â€˘ TILING â€˘ DESIGN â€˘ PACKAGES
New Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs 25 + years Experience
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
ROOFING Glendale Roofing & Renovations
Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193
CONCRETE PEOPLES CHOICE
Driveways, Retaining walls, Patios, Decks, Sidewalks & steps FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
250-545-6251 24/7 â€˘ In Vernon since 1973
L. McCoy Bookkeeping Certified Bookkeeper 778-475-4905 firstname.lastname@example.org
PTP Business Services
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE
Specializing in Small Businesses
DECKING RAILING PATIO COVER www.competitionexteriors.ca
Call Bruce 250.808.1690
JOB JAR Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
Daryl (Fred) Hamilton
COMPLETE BATHROOM RENOâ€™S â€˘ Quality Professional Services â€˘ Highly Recommended
30 Years a Carpenter Also skilled in â€˘ Drywall â€˘ Painting â€˘ Flooring â€˘ Tiles â€˘ Decks â€˘ Fences Need Help? Please Call...
Bob - 250.275.0706 Contact the Classified Department at
250-550-7900 if you have any questions about the Business Directory
WINDOWS & DOORS â€˘ New Construction or Renovations â€˘ Installations â€˘ Milgard Vinyl, Fiberglass & Aluminum Windows â€˘ Interior & Exterior Doors â€˘ FREE ESTIMATES Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 â€˘ Phone (250) 545-6096 â€˘ Fax (250) 545-1977
Windows, Doors & now...
Renovation Specialists - We Can Do It! NEW Quality Professional Installations
Showroom www.odws.ca 2001 - 43 St, Vernon BC â€˘ 250-542-1294
CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION Tazzâ€™s -Concrete Foundations
Construction - Framing Concrete - Concrete Floors - Siding/Roofing Hardi Plank/Vinyl â€œAll Your Concrete Needsâ€? - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Decks/Patios SENIORS DISCOUNT - Sidewalks/Curbs - Renos Complete Ph: 558-5452 â€˘ Cell: 308-8268 - Suspended Slabs - Post & Beam
CLEANING SERVICES WINDOW CLEANING EAVESTROUGHS PRESSURE WASHING (250) 308-0689 FREE ESTIMATES
Lorrieâ€™s CLEANING SERVICES GUTTER CLEANING & LEAF GUARD
)Move In/Out Cleaning Services )Residential & Commercial Cleaning ) Construction Cleaning WCB Insured & Licensed )Windows/Glass Railings/Vinyl Decking 250.558.6723
â€˜Framing to Flooringâ€™ Licensed & Insured
Ron @ 250.309.0435 nulookhomeworks.ca www.nulookhomeworks.ca
Sun Valley Construction .ca
Making your house the home You want since 1991
RENOVATIONS & ADDITIONS "I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave" "We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave" "We Recommend Him To You"
FREE ESTIMATES â€˘ Call Dave 250-558-7653 Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Lake Country
1044 Middleton Way, Vernon
- Personal & small business tax returns - Reasonable prices - Pickup & delivery your oÄ¸ceÍŹhome
Renoâ€™s, Additions & New Construction. No Job too small! ONE PRICE. NO SURPRISES.
COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 309-3981
Seniors Discount Free Estimates Emergency Repairs
We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price. Book now!
40+ Years Experience
LICENSED AND INSURED
No job too small!
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE DAVE OR GUY
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PAINTING HANDYMAN RENOVATIONS Since â€˜89 - Free Estimates
Tom 250-308-8778 BUSINESS DIRECTORY
250 550 7900 250-550-7900
Repaints our specialty â€˘ Also T-bar Installed! g â€˘ Walls â€˘ Doors â€˘ Windows â€˘ Trim â€˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured
GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH!
Free Estimates â€˘ www.timetopaint.com or
308-9783 549-5140 URRPVIRU (2 coats any colour)
&HLOLQJDQGWULPH[WUD Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed!
FULL HOUSE PAINTER Tony Ventresca 250.309.1217 email@example.com
painting & handyman services pressure washing
LANDSCAPING EVERCARE LANDSCAPING
â€˘ HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE â€˘ FRUIT TREE PRUNING â€˘ TREE REMOVAL â€˘ WEEDS â€˘ MOW â€˘ PLANT â€˘ CLEAN-UP â€˘ DUMP HAUL
RES & COMM â€˘ VERNON & AREA
250-558-5342 â€˘ 250-550-9405
OK Landing Lawn & Garden Commercial â€˘ Residential â€˘ Strata
SPRING CLEANUP Book Now!
Pruning â€˘ Mowing â€˘ Shrub & Hedge Shaping Call or text Jake 250-550-5849
NAGY LANDSCAPING BOOKING NOW!
SPRING CLEANUPS, YARD HAUL AWAY, POWER RAKING, CORE AERATION, MOWING, PRUNING AND SHAPING, TREE REMOVAL, RETAINING WALLS & LANDSCAPING.
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Misc. for Sale
WANTED: Desperately looking for white, clean, unwashed chicken eggs to make Ukrainian Easter eggs. Need 1 dozen before April 8. 250-5507928 day. 250-379-6872 evening.
Furniture Emporium WANTED: Good used Medical equipment, walkers, power lift chairs, scooters and other items. Phone 250-545-0240
Electric scooter comes w/windshield, top cover, cane holder, charger. Used 1 month. Cost over $4,000, selling $3,000.250-545-8750
New Shoprider Scooters 889’s $250.off, 888’s $175.off, & Power Chairs $200.off website prices. www.okmobility.ca Kamloops: 250-377-3705 Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250-542-3745 or call TF 1-888-542-3745
For sale crocheted blanket. $40. Call Frances at 250-5421197. Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $3.50 lb. CWF. 250307-3430 or 250-546-6494 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Large Trampoline, no safety netting. You take apart, take away $100obo 250-308-8767 Low Bike Trailer w/ramp 51/2w X 12’l, new tires, $750 250-546-3444 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Numerous tools, wood, mech., & garden. 8ft fiberglass canopy w/clamps $100 250-545-2610 Ocean Going - electric kayak, paddle, battery, solar panel. Rigged for fishing. Troll two rods. $1,950 250-938-1158 Selling 70 year collection of mounted birds and animals in cases. 250-542-9346 Top Dollar Paid $155./complete scrap vehicle. Delivered to our yard (cash). Pick up available. Commercial & Farm equipment. Top price paid for scrap. 250-503-7003 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 Woman’s engagement ring. .40 carat, white gold and wedding band. Paid $2,500, asking $1,500. 250-545-2610
WANTED: Desperately looking for white, clean, unwashed chicken eggs to make Ukrainian Easter eggs. Need 1 dozen before April 8. 250-5507928 day. 250-379-6872 evening.
Furniture White Student desk w/chair $30.; In Cabinet Kenmore Sewing machine w/accessories $100.,(250)545-8833
Misc. for Sale
Heavy Duty Machinery
Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
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.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 Back 40 Scrap & Salvage. Free metal pickup & drop off site. Up to $100 for complete vehicles. Call 250-309-6107
Community Garage Sale
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003
7813 Okanagan Landing Rd.
Saturday Apr. 12, 2014 8:00 am - 12 Noon Set up will be Apr. 11/14 from 6-8pm. Tables cost $10, $5 for every one after that.
$5 for members
VERNON- 7567 Klinger Rd, Sat, March 29, 8-3pm. Computers, exercise equipment and much more!
Reserve a table call: Roberta at 250-545-3321 Refreshments: Coffee, Tea, Muffins & Cookies Sponsored by:
Okanagan Landing & District Community Association The
Reclaim your garage. the classiﬁeds
Misc. Wanted 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!
Friday, April 4!
250-550-7900 Sporting Goods RUGER 10-22’s, American’s, 243, 308, 270, 30-06, ScoutLH, Hawkeye, Glock 17,20, 21, 22, CZ 527 & 452, all in stock at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat. 10-6 facebook.com/ WeberMarkin
Real Estate Acreage for Sale
COLDSTREAM SMALL ACREAGE $182,500 MLS
Call or email for information. Bjorn Edblad 250.308.7134 firstname.lastname@example.org Royal LePage Downtown Realty
For Sale By Owner Beautiful 3bdrm condo overlooking OK Lake, OPEN HOUSE ,Sunday Mar 30 1-3, 7922 Ok Landing Rd #103 u/g prkg. Asking $351,900. 250-545-5546 250-550-4669
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
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 …
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Sutton Realtor ® 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 center, huge garage, lots of parking. Country setting, Vernon area. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed $479,900 403- 5402991 www.vernonrural.com
Homes Wanted OUT OF TOWN BUYER NEEDS A HOME NOW Want newer ranch-style or 2 storey house in Greater Vernon up to $550,000. Call for a confidential chat. Listing not required. Bjorn Edblad 250.308.7134 firstname.lastname@example.org Royal LePage Downtown Realty
Mobile Homes & Parks
PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670
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
1.74 acre flat property with good soil
PENTICTON 4 bedrm 2 bthrm XL deck/parking, 2nd kitchen in basmt, 3 yrs new gas furnace, upgraded electrical, heated worksh, carport, great area, see photos craigslist posted Mar 11 for 170 Pineview Place V2A3R4, $379900. ph 250-490-9890 or day 250 778-4766239 to view or stop by our open house this sun Mar 23, 1-3pm.
Garage Sale Directory starts
Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556
QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING OR SELLING?
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 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
Revenue Property LOOKING FOR A SAFE & CAREFREE RENTAL INVESTMENT WITH A HIGH MONTHLY INCOME? Long term, no-involvement, secure lease. Call or email for information. Bjorn Edblad 250.308.7134 email@example.com Royal LePage Downtown Realty
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
1 bdrm condo $
F/S, W/D, DW, AC, heat, hydro and hot water included. Designated parking. NO smoking, NO pets. On-site Resident Manager Nice, quiet building. 4900 Okanagan Avenue
250-542-1701 Columbia Apartments Available April 15 th
Large 1 bedroom apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets. Non-smoking.
To view call
Thor Chinchilla REALTOR® PROPERTY MANAGER
250-309-1742 Bachelor suite, shared washrooms, some furnished with TV. $500 including utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent
Discover the Secret!
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:
A New Tradition of Quality Living
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
1&2 bdrm,d/t, avail now,no pets, heat & hotwater incl. $600-$750. 250-260-8454 2 bdrm 1 bath condo, avail April 1. $800 per month + util., 250-306-2049.
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
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent 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 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. 2bdrm apartment in six plex near hospital. f/s incld, n/p, util extra $600/mo 250-308-8500 2-bdrm Studio Apt (BX) very private, 2 decks, Sep Ent, n/s, n/p $850./mo inclusive. Avail April 1. (250)558-5050 Armstrong 2bdrm, 2bath 1 level TH, corner unit. 5 apps, n/s, $1,100. 250-260-6002 Enderby clean quiet 2 bdrm, a/c, laundry in bldg. ref’s req’d 250-308-9299. ENDERBY small 1bdrm daylight bsmt. suite, newly reno’d, clean $600/mo incl H.W. & heat, ref req, (250)613-2670 HILLSIDE TERRACE. 39th Ave, ADULT, clean & well maintained; 1 bedroom N/S, N/P 250-545-5773 Senior Secure Bldg. N/S, N/P, includes cable & water, covered parking $825./mo 250503-7315 VERNON 2bd 2ba Condo. Close to dntown & shopping. Immaculate condition w/lg deck. Air cond & wash/dry in unit. Secure underground parking. $1175. Call Mike 778995-2323
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 1ba, newly reno’d. $850+60% util. w/d hookup. n/s, n/p. Av now 250-309-4657
RealEstate WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE WEEK-END DRIVE CITY ALEXIS PARK 202, 602 4202Browne Alexis Park Dr #2, Road Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $169,000 $211,900 3715 Sage Ave
Sunday,HILL 11:00 - 1:00 EAST $317,000 904 - 33 Avenue Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 ARMSTRONG $698,800 3417 Lockhart Cres
Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $359,000 #9 - 1220 - 25 Avenue
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† When you spend $250† in-store before applicable taxes and after all other coupons or discounts are deducted, in a single transaction at any participating store location [excludes purchases of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated], you will earn the points indicated. Product availability may vary by store. We are not obligated to award points based on errors or misprints.
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
Prices are in effect until Thursday, April 3, 2014 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. No rainchecks. No substitutions on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/™ The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this flyer are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2013 Loblaws Inc. * we match prices! Applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ flyer items. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s flyer advertisement. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and in the case of fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.).We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this program at any time.
Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.
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9:30AM - 6PM
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30 HOT BUY BONDED LEATHER SECTIONAL $799
$ M OO PC QUEEN BEDR 8 999 Chest, 2 Night Stand Queen Headboard , Footboard, Rails, Dresser, Mirror , $ King Suite also available - 1299
Ottoman also Available
End Of The SEASON Clearance On ALL Electric Fireplaces
ASSORTED AREA RUGS POWER RECLINER
7PC PUB SET $899
ELEC TRIC $ FIREPLACES
FRENCH DOOR GE FRID W/Ice & Water
SHER WA 4.1 STEAM/INTERNAL
HEATER 1200 RPM
YER DR 7.3 STEAM CU FT
7 DRY CYCLES
” AQUOS 60 1080p/HDTV /Pair
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5401 ANDERSON WAY, VERNON • 250-549-3121
Mon - Thurs..... 9:30AM-6PM Friday .............. 9:30AM-9PM Saturday ......... 9:30AM-6PM Sunday ................11AM-5PM
March 28, 2014 edition of the Vernon Morning Star