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Plans are on track to finally get Vernon Secondary fields back in the game. Although staff and students have been in the new school since January 2013, there’s been no outdoor space at the school for the Panthers to play. “It is a problem, and it is an eyesore,” said Bill Turanski, Vernon School District board chairperson. But the mounds of dirt surrounding the school are expected to be levelled out into playing fields in time for the new school year. Landscaping work is underway and the goal is to have the main football field and site work ready for use by school start up in September 2014. “We will be putting turf down so it’s not a matter of waiting for grass to grow,” said Turanski. The delay in completion of the fields is apparently due to weather and geothermal lines which weren’t placed deep enough. There are also a few other outstanding issues being addressed at the new school. The majority of the interior doors did not meet specifications, therefore the contractor is expected to replace them this summer. There is a hump in the gym floor which is also going to be fixed. School district staff are also working with the school to complete the remaining millwork items that were not included in the original building contract. There is also some electrical work and minor painting that needs addressing.

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Librarian Saundra Bernier sets out books in the children’s area of the Vernon Library Friday morning. The ground floor has now reopened after repairs had to be done after a pipe burst Feb. 9 causing a flood.

GVAC broadening vision for cultural plan RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Greater Vernon politicians want to ensure a cultural plan is something they can live with. A previous long-term vision for culture was developed but not endorsed officially and that’s something the current members of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee want to avoid. “We want to look at whether there is room in the bylaw to encompass all potential uses,” said director Doug Dirk. “If we don’t look at the structure and just go with needs and wants, there will be

problems.” A cultural plan is currently being developed, but there is some concern that aspects of the plan, such as facilities or programs, may not fit with fiscal realities. “We need to get our house in order so we know what we can Doug Dirk serve instead of finding out the house isn’t big enough for the family,” said Dirk. Among the questions the committee

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Saving lives, behind the scenes Editor’s note: the following article concludes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 20 to 26). MELISSA PEET

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atient care is supported by medical laboratory professionals. You may never see them, but their impact is broad. The following scenario is based on trauma cases faced by staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. PHOTOS SUBMITTED It’s 3:13 a.m. Vernon Jubilee Hospital mediParamedics have just cal lab technologist Megan removed an unknown man Wahlstrom performs group and out of a tangled mess that screen and crossmatch on a used to be a truck, now patient blood sample. Two units of wrapped around a tree. O negative packed red blood cells The ambulance rushes are ready for emergency transfuto the VJH Emergency Department. The laboratory sion to a patient, part of the job of receives a phone call from medical laboratory technologists and assistants at VJH. emergency staff: “MVC ETA 10 minutes.” The night “Two units O neg STAT to Trauma One.” laboratory crew, consisting of a medical The unknown man is bleeding internally laboratory technologist and a medical labofrom his injuries, and these injuries are so ratory assistant, begin to prepare. severe he could die. The medical laboratory The laboratory assistant positions hertechnologist removes two units of O negaself down by the trauma bay located in the tive red blood cells out of the fridge and Emergency department. She is here as part places them in a cooler with ice packs. She of a team that helps save lives – and tonight runs them down to the trauma room and they will. hands them over to the trauma team to be Once the unknown man has arrived in immediately transfused. the trauma room, the medical laboratory The medical laboratory technologist assistant collects several tubes of blood checks the patient’s complete blood count. and places a numbered red band on the The test results show a critical low hemopatient’s wrist. This may be the only piece globin, signifying the bleeding is severe. The of information that identifies the patient technologist phones the emergency departuntil the emergency staff find out who he ment to alert them. The emergency departreally is. The blood samples are labelled ment then requests two additional units of UNKNOWN MALE, with the red band cor- “O neg STAT.” responding number. The medical laboratory Meanwhile, the blood-alcohol that was assistant sends these samples STAT to the ordered on the unknown patient is initially laboratory where they are analyzed by the too high for the analyzer to read. The sammedical laboratory technologist. ple needs to be tested again. A calculation is A phone call is received from the performed to obtain the final blood alcohol emergency department to the transfusion result: a critically high blood-alcohol readmedicine department of the laboratory, also ing. known as the Blood Bank. Results are relayed to the emergency

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department by the medical laboratory technologist, who is also working in the blood bank, performing what is called a “group and screen.” Within seconds the unknown man’s blood type is determined. Further testing is performed for an antibody screen, looking for any antibodies the patient may have that could potentially cause a life-threatening transfusion reaction. His blood type is A positive and there are no antibodies in the patient’s blood. This is good news. The medical laboratory technologist can now cross-match A positive units of red blood cells. Group-specific blood can now be safely transfused to the patient. It’s 4:36 a.m. and the unknown man’s bleeding is now under control. He is sent up to the operating room for surgery. Throughout surgery and his post-operative recovery, the medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technologists will continue to collect samples, analyze them and ensure that the physicians and medical team have the information they require to treat the patient.

These highly-trained and skilled individuals represent a critical component of the care team at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. They are on-site, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to deal with traumas, acute care patients, the out-patient community and anything that comes through the hospital doors. Melissa Peet is a lab technologist at VJH.

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RID aims for safer roads Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff

Mothers Against Drunk Driving could be helping to RID North Okanagan roads of drunk drivers. MADD BC has shown an interest in implementing its RID 911 program in the area. Through signage, public awareness campaigns and education, the pro— Warren Smith gram encourages the public to call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers to police. Although calling 911 to report an impaired driver is not a new idea, it’s one that could be more widely used to save more lives. “Surveys have shown that 50 per cent of Canadians felt that calling 911 to report a suspected impaired driver was not an appropriate use for 911,” according to MADD’s fact sheet on the

“There’s no cost to communities.”

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A key partner is missing at the table. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will ask the Vernon School District to send a representative to regular meetings. “The school district does bring some expertise to the issues of arts, youth and culture,” said director Mike Macnabb. School district representatives have previously attended meetings, and while they did not have a vote, they could take part in

MADD joined forces with the RCMP and City of Chilliwack to implement its RID 911 program.

program. “Results to date have shown that a 911 program to report suspected impaired drivers is a low-cost community program which is effective at taking impaired drivers off the roads.” Along with making impaired drivers aware of the increased potential of being caught, the program has proven successful in other communities. The number of 911 calls to report suspected impaired drivers increased between 45 and 80 per cent in the first year of implementation. MADD will be contacting North Okanagan stakeholders in the area to see if there is interest in the program, which MADD covers the cost of. “It’s fantastic to see a program that you do see success from that there’s no cost to communities for,” said Warren Smith, Safe Communities Unit rural program co-ordinator. Coldstream and Enderby have recently expressed interest in such a program, particularly around area waterways. “The program also focuses on boating as well,” said Smith.

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the discussion, particularly when school district properties were involved. However, a school trustee has not been at GVAC for some time, and Macnabb wants that to change. “What’s missing is a youth aspect,” said Macnabb, adding that view is particularly needed as GVAC develops a cultural plan. Macnabb’s call for school district representation gained support from most of his colleagues. “When we’re talking about the

science centre or other organizations, they depend on students,” said director Bob Fleming. “Without schools, attendance at some functions would plummet.” However, not everyone is enthusiastic about the school board being involved in discussions. “There’s a difference between being interested and contributing financially and the school district would be hard-pressed to contribute financially,” said director Gyula Kiss.

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Residents have rallied around the Upper Room Mission for years and now they can see behind the scenes. The Vernon agency will have a public open house and volunteer appreciation today from 1 to 3 p.m. “People can come and see what we’re really about,” said Lisa Anderson, fundraising director. Among the services provided are a women’s shelter and access to services such as the street nurse. URM also operates two thrift shops. The mission provides about 200 meals a day to residents in need. While at the event, residents can provide feedback on the mission. “We never get any input on how we’re doing, the things we could do better or the things we’re doing right,” said Anderson. The Italian Kitchen Company is sponsoring the open house. The Upper Room Mission is located at 3403 27th Ave. For more information, call 250-549-1231.

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Salmon Arm’s Sherri Funfer got to spend a day with Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP police service dog members Const. Matt Taylor (with Frieda) and Const. Marc Jones Tuesday, watching them put the canines through training.

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“Any dog lover would love a chance to do this.”

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Sherri Funfer’s brother knows her well. When Ted Funfer and his wife, Julie, attended the Pooch Partners’ Raise the Woof fundraiser in Vernon in November for the Okanagan Humane Society and HugABull Rescue and Advocacy Society, they saw an auction item that was perfect for Sherri and gave it to her as a Christmas present: Spending the day with the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP police service dog squad. “It was a wonderful surprise,” said Funfer, a marketing administrator for the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union. “They knew I loved German shepherds and dogs so they thought I’d have an amazing time.” Funfer’s amazing time with Const. Marc Jones and his German shepherd, Traxx, was Tuesday in Vernon. She watched Jones training with Traxx and other members of the Vernon-North Okanagan police service dog squad – there are three handlers and canines that cover the North Okanagan, Shuswap and all the way to Revelstoke. Funfer watched Traxx go through some training drills, including tracking a hidden officer.

— Sherri Funfer

“We show all the different profiles the dog works on,” said Jones. “That includes criminal apprehension and drug searching. We have two puppies in training and we’ll show Sherri what we do to get these dogs up to a point where we can try to get them into training to become regular police dogs.” Dogs all start their training at eight weeks of age, and most of the canines come from the RCMP’s breeding program in Alberta. “We try to get the police dog out for any serious situation,” said Jones. “We like to try and use the dog wherever necessary.” A recent example would be the use of a police service dog and handler to help find a suicidal woman in a rural area of Vernon. The police dog was quickly able to establish a track leading away from the home. About 75 metres from the house, they located an area where the woman had stopped briefly. The track carried on for about another 500 metres across an open field and into a heavy bush area. The woman was located lying

near a tree. When she was found she was very weak from a selfinflicted injury. She was transported to hospital to recover. Her life was saved by a family member who made the original call, and by the police service dog who found her. Funfer, who looks after a 14-pound Jack Russell terrier named Ruby at her home, has been a fan of German shepherds since her family had one when she was a child. Her day with the police service dog was a Christmas present well enjoyed. “Getting to see what they do, spending time with the officers and the canines and just having a different experience is great,” said Funfer. “It’s a wonderful opportunity and a great fundraiser. Any dog lover would love a chance to do this. “The German shepherds are amazing, wonderful dogs, very friendly. I think people have a lot of misconceptions about them. They’re like big puppies. They love people.” Jones said the local detachment supports a lot of organizations like the Humane Society and SPCA and have previously provided a training day as an auction item so people can experience what the dog handlers do for training with the canines.

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elcome to Unplug and Play Week in the North Okanagan. A great idea and a community project of the North Okanagan Optimist Club in partnership with the Early Years Council and the Vernon School District. Many community-minded businesses, including this one, are also contributing to the cause and in case you missed it there was a wonderful 12-page supplement in last week’s Morning Star that you can still get in many locales, including here at the newspaper. The main idea is, like the front page says, - Kids Having Fun!! I don’t know if two exclamation points were necessary but they are trying to get the point across that kids today need more Glenn Mitchell exercise, more outside everything, more unstructured activity and just generally more time away from the computers and smart phones and other electronic devices that dominate their lives with untold consequences for society down the road. Now I’m not going to get all self-righteous about kids these days being addicted to video games and such because, one, I understand the attraction, and two, it’s not like I spent all my youth doing constructive and healthy activities. I’d hate to add up the hours I spent playing Strat-O-Matic baseball, usually by myself, and then more countless hours figuring out batting averages and ERAs, of which I just found out one of my kids has no idea how to figure out so, ultimately, I’ve failed him. In fact I enjoyed working with baseball numbers so much, even my own from my minor baseball career, I once thought I might want to go into accounting. I actually tried studying it at school until I found out it wasn’t as much fun as baseball stats and bailed pretty quickly. I also spent way too many hours watching TV after school, which makes me an expert at Brady Bunch trivia (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia) and a bit of an expert on the long-gone soap opera Another World (why I watched that I’ll never know but I

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guess because it was on at 4 p.m. and it was better than whatever was on the other channel...I wonder how Mac and Rachel are doing anyway?). However I also played minor baseball, minor football, a bit of minor hockey and a major amount of classical guitar lessons, although don’t ask me to play anything beyond Jingle Bells, although one day I will once again pick up my old Yamaki and play Camptown Ladies once again (a classic of a different kind). What we also did as kids was get together and play stuff. Like touch football at VSS, or road hockey at the Lakeview pool (of course in the off season without water and we had to climb the fence) and even kick the can on occasion. So we had to organize it (my big brother was pretty good at that), convince people to come, keep it clean (well most of the time, a few bloody noses along the way) and all with no parental input at all (we might have told them where we were and what we were doing but there was less anxiety back then and as long as we made it back in time for dinner...). My kids played minor sports and even read a few books, the old-fashioned way and with a lot of prompting by their old man on occasion, but they did spend too much time in front of a screen as well. However I understand the attraction of NHL 04 through NHL 14, and is it that much different than Strat-O-Matic Baseball, except it’s a screen instead of a board and the game figures out stats on its own? Still, I felt better when they actually went outside and shot hoops or even got 12 to 15 guys together for a roaring road hockey game in the cul-de-sac, just like the old days. I think our kids, for the most part, do an amazing job of balancing social media, school, sports, friends, peer pressure etc, and we fret about them way too much (likely like our parents did, as well). But having said that, they do have their heads down way too often looking at a screen that sometimes may seem like it’s bringing the world to you. Technology ironically expands our world and narrows it at the same time. The real world and all it offers at this time of year, and the real people that live in it, await you and all you have to offer. So get unplugged, lift your head up and have fun. You’ll be glad you did.

It’s not often a good news story turns out to be a bad news story. Such appears to be the case with the humpback whale. Earlier this week, the federal government announced it intended to downgrade the status of the humpback whale from threatened to species of concern. That’s good news. The north Pacific population of humpback whales was listed as threatened in 1985. Given the Conservative government’s apparent dislike for anything that contributes to the preservation of the natural world, the initial knee-jerk reaction was to view the downgrading of the humpback’s status with cynicism. But the government’s decision to downgrade the humpback whale’s status came on the recommendation of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. COSEWIC, made up of experts, including university researchers and biologists from provincial and federal agencies, made the determination after considering evidence from extensive population monitoring over the last several decades. Downgrading the status of the humpback means time and money can be applied to helping other species recover. But interest groups, such as the Living Oceans Society, view the government’s decision as just another stone on the highway to giving the Northern Gateway pipeline the green light. A cynical view, but given the haste exhibited by the federal government in downgrading the humpback, the view has gained traction. That’s bad news. The only way the federal government can alleviate that cynicism is to exhibit similar haste when COSEWIC recommends the humpback whale should once again be placed on the list of threatened species. A penny saved isn’t always a penny earned. Black Press


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have the pleasure of writing on behalf of the Courthouse Centennial Organizing Committee with the Vernon Bar Association. We want to sincerely thank all of those that came out the Vernon Courthouse's 100th anniversary event. We were truly floored to see the incredible interest and support the community gave to our stately building and the work that happens inside. We never expected so many people to visit. We originally thought two lawyers doing a tour on the hour would be more than enough. Instead, we had five lawyers leading as many tours as they could all day. We all enjoyed being able to share the inner workings of the courthouse and to talk about how the justice system works in smoking costs As an old, un-reformed smoker, I can say say that the statistics are conclusive. On average, you will live several years longer if you never smoke or give up smoking early. Here are some other statistics I garnered off the Internet: 1. Only about 15 per cent of B.C. residents smoke – or 690,000. 2. The total federal and provincial tax as of April 1, 2014 will be $6.88 per pack of 20 cigarettes. 3. My wild guess is that the average cigarette smoker smokes 15 cigarettes a day. If accurate, the contribution he/she makes to federal and provincial coffers is $1,883 a year. Multiply that by 690,000 and you get $13 million in tax dollars contributed by B.C. smokers each year. On the March 19 front page, there is a statement attributed to the Canadian Cancer Society that, “smoking kills about 6,000 British Columbians annually and costs the B.C. economy $2.3 billion a year.” I did the long division. Each smoking caused death cost our province $383,333 on average. Does that seem like a reasonable figure to health care professionals? How is the cost to the province figured? Does it include the taxes that smokers have paid over many years, which non-smokers have not? What makes sense to me is smokers die younger than non–smokers, smokers die faster than non-smokers and therefore, they are less costly than non-smokers in both medical care and long-term care. Smoking is dying out. This is not the bad

the courtroom. And many lawyers will tell you they cannot recall when the public gallery in courtroom 301 was so packed with people. old days when restaurants, bars and homes were filled with smoke. The few smokers I know step well away from the non-smokers outside of buildings to not offend them. We are addicts to a legal drug, but try not to offend. If you are a parent that smokes, you should quit to send a good example to your kids. It is not the occasional smoker on the street that will make this seem attractive. I don’t think Lumby is the only place to have this wrong. The negative health aspects of smoking are not disputable. I think many of the costs associated with smoking most definitely are. Doug sonju

The committee also wants to extend special thanks to the service organizations that participated in the event. They showed us the great work they do

common sense Kudos to Cam Clayton for his enlightening letter extolling the virtues of oil. Nice to see some common sense about the issue. J. L. mawle

ments in living walls (systems that compose various types of plants). The art work does not effectively contribute to environmental beauty. With a bit of love, plants are energetic and oxygen-producing, air-cleaning, vibrant, dynamic, cooling and natural. Art work that is seldom photographed has few of these qualities. Does living live in grim pain and suffering give us any benefit? Does the society wish us to co-create and spread some greenery and joy? Living walls are rewarding. Gardeners and enjoyers are usually happy healthy people. Once the murals paint is dry the benefits seem to decrease. Can we learn to accept a different point of view? Let’s make ourselves and our town happier. Would not living walls also bring more tourists to our lovely town? n. andy matysiak

Living waLLs One great day, I asked my young daughters their opinion on the Vernon murals. Quickly, they chimed in unison, “No one is smiling on them." Interesting and true. What is behind the sadness? Why? A reflection of history? People can and do smile in desperate times. Do we look to the past to learn or mimic? Money spent on murals does have benefits, however not compared to invest-

thank you On Jan. 25, I fell and broke the humerous of my right arm while skiing at Sovereign Lake. I wish to thank all of the people who assisted I especially wish to thank Terry Black, a ski patrol volunteer, and Don Wylie, who came with the rescue toboggan and tended to me efficiently and with care and compassion. Thank you to the young woman who

in different aspects of our justice system and without them, the event would not have been the same. We also wish to congratulate the law students of Vernon Secondary School on their masterful performances at the mock trials. The time and effort you gave in preparing for your mock trials showed and we loved hearing the many compliments from those watching in the gallery. Finally, we wish to express our gratitude to the judges and masters of the Provincial and Supreme courts for their support and participation in the celebration. And we hope the registrar and staff of the courthouse will forgive us for turning their normally orderly building into such a party. Dustin griffin, on behalf of the courthouse centennial committee skied to the lodge to alert the rescue team and the two sisters who stood by and offered moral support. One of you took my skis off. Thank you to the two doctors who stopped for assistance, and to anyone else who stopped, thank you. I am very grateful to live in such a caring community. georgette elrick

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There isn’t a doctor shortage in Lumby, but officials aren’t wanting to take a chance. Village council has been invited to a May 7 seminar in Kamloops that focuses on doctor recruitment in communities. “Lumby is not having an issue but we want to ensure we provide support for the community,” said Mayor Kevin Acton. There are currently three doctors in Lumby, and Acton admits that ongoing access can Kevin Acton change based on a physician’s individual needs and family commitments. “If a person wants to live in your area and work in your area, they will and if they don’t, they won’t,” he said. There is also a concern that any increase in the population of Lumby, Cherryville and the rural area could put significant pressure on the existing physicians. “Our guys are already busy,” said Acton. Besides ensuring the health care of current residents, the village considers access to physicians as a critical part of long-term economic development for the community. “We wouldn’t have got the seniors’ residence without the support of our doctors,” said Acton. “Young families or anyone moving into a community will check for two things first, a school and doctor.” The Kamloops session is being organized by the Southern Interior Local Government Association. “This is a dynamic seminar that addresses what communities need to develop a solid recruitment tool kit,” said Alison Slater, SILGA executive director, in a newsletter. “Learn who the go-to people are and what steps communities can take to be recruitment ready. The session will address funding, incentives and how to keep the long game in mind.” The session will be facilitated by Marilin States, a professional recruitment consultant who helped bring four physicians to Creston.

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Request granted A request from the Stardel Waterworks Improvement District to have the township become its collector was unanimously approved. “We do this for a lot of other water districts,” said Freeman-Marsh. The township collects for Canyon, Steele Springs, Grandview, L aird, L arkin, Lansdowne, Mountain View, Otter Lake, Silver Star and Stepney water districts. Noxious weeds The township will

continue its participation in the Regional District of North Okanagan’s noxious weed control program. Weed control within regional district municipalities is conducted on a fee-for-service basis. “By participating in the regional program, the weed control officer would respond to noxious weed complaints within the municipality,” explained John Friesen, RDNO’s weed control officer. Friesen’s role is to also carry out control as required on private and public lands. The program is only for weeds listed in the Weed Control Act and does not include general vegetation.

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administrator Melinda Stickney. If a run-off election was to be held to determine a winner, it would include all of the candidates, and not just the people who are tied. No new candidates would be allowed to enter. The committee also considered a deposit of not more than $100 be required to accompany nomination submissions, and also debated changing the order of names on the ballot, which, currently are listed alphabetically. However, neither will be implemented for this year’s municipal vote which is slated for Saturday, Nov. 15. Deputy corporate officer Natalie Garbay was appointed chief election officer while Stickney and Wendy Wallin were named deputy chief officers for the election.

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Do you want to build attainable housing in Vernon? Are you interested in creating a secondary suite in your home? Would you like to know the results of a local housing needs assessment? A forum to provide information, ideas and networking opportunities for people interested in affordable and attainable housing takes place Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. “We want the community to be up to date on

the programs and policies that exist to encourage attainable housing but also discuss the challenges to reaching our housing goals,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham, chairperson of Vernon’s affordable housing committee. The forum is broken down into three main sessions and participants are welcome to pick and choose which sessions to attend. First on the agenda at 3 p.m. is B.C. Housing and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to talk about provincial and federal programs. The

next session begins at 4 p.m. and includes a panel of speakers on the results of the Regional District of North Okanagan quality of life survey, universal design guidelines for aging in place and an overview of a local housing needs assessment. The final session at 5 p.m. will be an interactive workshop to review the current municipal policies on attainable housing and provide participants a chance to give feedback to the City of Vernon. For more information or to pre-register for the event, contact info@socialplanning.ca.

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A Vernon-based organization is going through some leadership changes. Luby Pow will retire as chief executive officer of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust June 30. “I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to lead SIDIT for the last six years,” said Pow. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished together during this time. SIDIT is operationally very sound and positioned for continued success.” Luanne Chore, who has served as senior portfolio manager, has been named CEO. “Under the executive leadership of Luanne

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Kozak tees up for Canada at world event TYLER LOWEY Morning Star Staff

Vernon golfer Conner Kozak will get a European stamp on his passport this summer. Kozak has been selected to represent Team Canada at the World University Golf Championships, June 23-27, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. “This is a very well known tournament and I am looking forward to see how I stack up internationally,” said Kozak. “I am very excited, I have never been to Europe.” Team Canada will consist of six golfers. The University of British Columbia Thunderbird will be accompanied by teammate and close friend Scott Secord of Calgary. “We went with the six best golfers in Canada. It just so happens that two of them are friends and teammates,” said Team Canada coach Robin Stewart, the head golf coach at the University of Alberta and president of the Golf Coaches Association of Canada. “Conner is a terrific player who is just coming into his own on the golf course. This will be excellent for him,” said Thunderbirds’ head coach

Chris MacDonald. Golfers from 25 countries will try their luck at the Crans-sur-Sierre golf course, the same site that hosts the Omega European Masters. The course is situated on the elegant HautPlateau resort. Kozak is working through his junior season at UBC and is team captain. “We got a good, young team here with a good future. The guys call me ‘Grandpa’ even though I’m only in my third year,” said Kozak, who contacted Stewart at the beginning of the year expressing his interest in representing his country. “He is going to have a huge role on this team. We are looking for him to be one of our top golfers,” said Stewart. It has been Kozak’s performance this season that solidified his spot on the roster. In his first tournament of 2014, Kozak placed 11th at the Folino Men’s Invitational in mid-February, in Industry, Calif. He led UBC to fourth place. From Industry, the Thunderbirds travelled north along I-5 for the Sacramento State Invitational.

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Vernon’s Conner Kozak, a third-year player with the UBC Thunderbirds men’s golf team, will represent Canada this summer at the World University Golf Championships in Switzerland. Once again Kozak led his team, this time to ninth place. He ended the tournament tied for 20th. “My ball striking is a lot more consistent this year. My tees and approach shots have been pretty good too,” said Kozak. His best personal finish came at the Embry-Riddle University Bash at the

Beach, earlier this month in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kozak shot even par both rounds, finishing in a tie for ninth. UBC finished third. “I didn’t make many mistakes that tournament,” said Kozak. Added MacDonald: “He works hard at his game and goes about his business quietly. He has a calming pres-

ence out there.” The Thunderbirds won the Western Washington Invitational last September, in Bellingham. “That really got the ball rolling for our season. It gave us confidence early,” said Kozak. Before Kozak and Team Canada hop on a jet for the Swiss Alps, he has a

few major tournaments to attend. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship goes May 20-23, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Golf Canada University/ College Championship goes June 3-6, in Winnipeg, Man. The 5-foot-11 Seaton Sonics grad is studying third-year kinesiology.

Last-minute goal lifts Raiders past Shamrocks Morning Star Staff

Veteran Pho Heng’s bounce shot found the net inside the post with 40 seconds left to give the hometown Kelowna Raiders a 6-5 win over the Armstrong Shamrocks in the season-opening Okanagan Senior C Lacrosse League game for both teams Friday at Kelowna Memorial Arena. The Shamrocks played their home opener in the three-team loop Saturday night against the Kamloops Rattlers.

“I saw a lot of good things out there tonight, and a few things we need to work on,” said Armstrong coach Glenn Mitchell, whose team took 94 penalty minutes Friday to Kelowna’s 35, and were out-shot 45-40. “All in all, I liked what I saw from a lot of our players out there tonight. We have a lot of new faces and it takes a bit of playing time together to work out all the kinks.” Jarrett Medhurst scored twice in the opening period for Armstrong, including a bit of a fluke goal after

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his original shot missed the net, the ball caromed off the end boards and hit Kelowna goalie Grahame Cousins in the back of the leg and bounced into the net. Rob Rintoul tied the game 3-3 in the second period before Jamie Cockerill gave the Shamrocks their only lead of the night. The teams were tied 4-4 after two. Kyle Versteeg scored in the third for Armstrong. n The Armstrong Junior Shamrocks fell 8-7 to the Kamloops

Venom in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Friday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. The Irish scored four times in the third after trailing 6-3 after 40 minutes. Drew Hassard and Cam Nelson each had 2+2 for the Shamrocks while Joel Castle, Sam Hanley and Austin Williamson added singles. The junior Shamrocks kicked off the regular season in Kelowna Thursday, pounding the hometown

Raiders 11-3 at Memorial Arena. Nelson had 3+2 to lead Armstrong, who out-scored the Raiders 9-1 over the final 40 minutes. Williamson added a deuce and Austin Pugh chipped in 2+1. Single goals went to Hanley (2A), Keith Minnis, Hassard and Ben Pointer. Goalie Cole MacFarlane also got in on the offence, picking up two helpers as did Marlon Forrest. The defending champion Vernon Tigers began their season Saturday night in Kamloops.

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still had a great time,” said McNicholas, who spent time with former teammates from the Nanaimo Clippers. “I had dinner with my billets from last year and attended my girlfriend’s brother’s wedding. It was a good break.” It wasn’t just the players who had to shake off the rust, as Williamson and assistant

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The four squads that will join the host Vernon Vipers in the RBC Cup Canadian Junior A hockey championship May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place are about to be determined. The five-team Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup started Saturday in Dauphin, Man. featuring the host Kings, BCHL champion Coquitlam Express, Alberta champs Spruce Grove Saints, the Yorkton Terriers from Saskatchewan and the Manitoba winners, Winnipeg South Blues. The top two teams advance to Vernon. The Express begin play in the round-robin event this afternoon against Spruce Grove. The Vipers open the RBC Cup May 10 against the East champions. Four teams are contesting the East region’s Fred Page Cup in Sainte-Jerome, Que., including the host Panthers. They are joined by the Central Canada Hockey

League champion Carleton Place (Ont.) Canadians and the Maritime champion Truro (NS) Bobcats. The Quebec League’s championship final between Granby and Sherbrooke went to Game 7 Saturday. The winner advances to the Fred Page Cup, which begins Wednesday, with the winner of the tournament advancing to Vernon. The Central representative will be one of four teams competing for the Dudley Hewitt Cup in Wellington, Ont., including the host Wellington Dukes. Joining them in the tournament, which starts Tuesday, are the Ontario champion Toronto Lakeshore Patriots; the Northern Ontario Junior League champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners; and the winners of the Superior International Hockey League, the Fort Frances Lakers. The tournament winner advances to the RBC Cup.

Winterhawks end Rockets’ WHL season Morning Star Staff

It was a disappointing end to a great Western Hockey League year for the Kelowna Rockets. The Portland Winterhawks scored twice in the first period and rolled to a 7-3 win over the Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference final in front of a soldout crowd of 6,331 Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets, who set a regular-season club record with 57 wins, won the opening game of

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the series, but couldn’t maintain the momentum against the highpowered Winterhawks who won the next four games and are now off to the WHL final for the fourth consecutive season. Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said his team didn’t match the Winterhawks’ will to win. “I hate to say it, but we got out-competed,” said Huska. “You can stomach being out-skilled, hey, that’s the way it is sometimes, some guys are blessed with more skill.

The hard part that we’re more disappointed about is that we didn’t have enough compete in a lot of the games.” The Winterhawks will move on to meet the winner of the Edmonton Oil Kings-Medicine Hat Tigers series in the WHL final. Vernon’s Curtis Lazar and the Oil Kings looked to wrap up the series Saturday night at home, while Vernon’s Cole Sanford and the Tigers try to claw back from a 3-1 series deficit.

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Silver Stars pick up road win

The Vernon Silver Stars shutdown Kelowna 1-0 Thursday night at the Mission Sports Complex in Okanagan Men’s 50+ Soccer League play. Ralph Segretto scored on a scramble in the 70th minute. Midfielder Nigel Clack earned the title of Longhorn Man of the Match for his efforts. Dave Gould’s shutout extended the Silver Stars unbeaten streak at the start of the year to 2-0-1.

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Vernon Kal Tire battled Lake Country to a 1-1 tie at a rainy Marshall Field #3 Thursday night in other men’s 50+ league play. Striker Kevin Mitchell intercepted a kick by Laker keeper George Heiss 35 yards out, then lofted it over Heiss in the 20th minute. Lake Country equalized on a broken play when Steve Cox drilled a high shot from 18 yards past keeper Pete (The Heat) Richter midway through the second half. Burger King Man of the Match for Kal Tire (1-1-1) was tireless defender Ted Sheehan, who came up huge with a blocked shot late.

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The North Okanagan Everton Ridge Homes Legends Bantam A2 lacrosse team clobbered the Kelowna Kodiaks 11-3 in league play Monday night. The Legends move to 1-1-1 on the young season. Tanner Franje-Gilbert led North Okanagan with three goals and an assist while Dakota Campen scored twice, including the opening goal of the contest 33 seconds in. Captain Kayden Beauregard, assistant captain James Francis, Sean Howard, Kael Black, Miles Wohlford and Brandon Matvenko chipped in with a goal each. North Okanagan led 4-2 after the opening 20 minutes and 8-3 after two periods. The Legends’ stingy defence shut down the Kodiaks the rest of the way. Goaltender Troy Cuzzetto played great all game. This was their first win of the season, coming off the heels of a 5-5 tie to Penticton and a 5-3 loss to Kamloops.


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The Vernon Canadians Pee Wee AA baseball team managed a split on Easter Monday against Kelowna at Lombardy Field. Game 1 saw Kelowna slide past the Canadians 3-1. Chase Batchelor pitched five innings, striking out five batters. Jack Janzen singled home Chris McIntosh for Vernon’s only run. Vernon salvaged the road trip with a 11-6 win in the second game. Matthew Hansen cashed in two Vernon RBIs, scoring Koll Cherkowski and Janzen. Hansen would come around to score on Carter Morris’s single. The Canadians kept the offence coming in the third. Eric Foufoulas’ single scored Brayden Beacom and McIntosh drove in Batchelor. There was some excellent executional hitting done by the Canadians in the fifth.

Batchelor picked up an RBI in the fifth when he doubled to left. He would later score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of McIntosh. Ryan Vandesande singled in Janzen in the sixth inning. Carter Morris started the game on the bump for Vernon. He went three innings, striking out two. McIntosh was on fire from the plate and the mound. He came on in relief to pitch the final four innings, as he struck out six Kelowna hitters. The C’s defence was stellar in the nightcap. Foufoulas, catching, recovered a dropped third strike, making the throw to Batchelor at first for an out. McIntosh snagged a grounder, throwing to a stretched-out Ryan Gamage at first for an out, and Gamage ran down an infield grounder and tagged first for an unassisted put-out. Beacom and Cherkowski knocked down line drives off the bats of Kelowna hitters and threw them out at first base.

Chevrier powers Venom past Blues Morning Star Staff

Alabama Chevrier started on the mound and added three hits, including a solo home run, as the Vernon Legion and Elks Club Venom shaded the Kelowna Blues 8-7 in Okanagan U19 girls fastball action at Grahame Park. Bailey Williamson went 3-3 at the dish for the winners while Sydnee Hughes was 2-4 with a two-run bomb.

Dayna Hanley, Kiera Crandlemire and Shelby Munk each contributed two hits for the Venom while Munk relieved Chevrier on the mound. n In Vernon Women’s SloPitch League action, the Ice Cold Pitches improved to 2-0 with an 11-9 win over the Dynamite. Shelly Ouellette went 4-4 and Kathy Hatten 3-3 at the plate in a losing effort for the Nitros.

Teammate Linda Castonguay added three hits in four plate appearances. Lumby Dozers picked up a 7-0 forfeit win over the Devils. After two weeks, the Pitches top the standings at 2-0 while the Dozers are a game back at 1-0. The Dynamite are 1-1, the White House Mortgage Gators are 0-1 and the Devils are 0-2.

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Kalamalka W.L. Seaton School Rotary Club For the past 5 years, Kalamalka Rotary Club has provided guidance to students at W.L Seaton School in fostering the Students’ Rotary Club. In the 2013/14 school year, the school’s Rotary Club has and continues to organize numerous events. Here are some of the highlights. Hallowe’en for Hunger: Classes competed to collect the largest amount of canned goods, instead of candy on Halloween night. The winning class was treated to a pizza lunch, which was funded by the school’s Rotary Club. Bake Sale for Abbeyfield House: Select Rotary Club members assisted in the preparation for the annual bake sale held to raise funds for this Vernon Seniors Residence. Christmas Basket: The Rotary Club canvassed a number of local businesses to donated products in order to fill a Christmas basket for a single mother and her two young daughters. Coldest Night of the Year: W.L. Seaton Rotary Club members participated alongside Seaton Leadership students in this fundraiser for the Upper Room Mission. Dream Auction: W.L. Seaton Rotary students assisted at the Kalamalka Rotary Club Dream Auction. Recycling: As a fundraiser for projects, the Rotary Club has taken charge of recycling cans and bottles every other Friday. Without the club, there would not be a recycling program at Seaton. Earth Day: The Rotary Club conducted recycling in the common area of Seaton during lunch hour on Earth Day to raise awareness about proper recycling protocols as well as the positive environmental impact of recycling. UPCOMING EVENTS Tides of Change: The Rotary Club is currently running a coin drive at the school. Classes are competing to fundraise the most, loose change. Proceeds will go to typhoon relief in the Philippines. Seaton Indie Fest: The Rotary Club has arranged an Indie Fest, taking place on April 24, with all proceeds going to the Upper Room Mission. Music will be performed by Seaton and VSS students. Music Marathon: In June, the Rotary club will be staging their annual Music Marathon, where students will volunteer to perform for an entire day of music. Spectators will be invited to make donations for their admission. Proceeds will go to War Child, an organization providing humanitarian assistance and longterm rehabilitation for youth who have experienced the trauma of war, to help them overcome that trauma and rebuild their lives. Rotary North Okanagan Youth Athletic Awards: Wednesday, June 11 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. 15 awards will be handed out ot the most outstanding female and male athletes and the most academic female and male athletes. Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds donated back to participating high school sports programs. To become a sponsor for this event, contact Jerry Tellier at jerry.tellier@gmail.com All sponsors will be acknowledged at the event.

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Hana’s Adventures in France Every year, the Kalamalka Rotary Club sends a local student on an exchange for a one-year stay in another country. For 2013-14 we selected Hana Ouchi, who is currently in Lyon, France. The Rotary world is divided into districts, and some districts will host 40 to 50 students. Districts arrange get-togethers when students gather to share their experiences. Hana has been great at updating her blog. Following are some edited excerpts of her story.

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like our pride and joy. And oh the PINS! Pins are every exchanger’s most favourite thing. My blazer is getting heavier and heavier. The soirée’s entertainment consisted of ‘exchangers’ from each country singing their national anthem (37 in total) followed by dinner! Soooo yummy. Then we performed our dances. Everyone absolutely killed theirs and then the time came for our ‘troupe’ to go up on stage … and the DJ played the wrong music. SO AWKWARD. But hey, even with that, our district had by far the best performance of the night. After dinner the party began and everyone got on the dance floor. We all danced together, screaming out the music, making (Spring 2014) Our district exchange students all met up for a memories that we will never forget. Such an amazing night. bus trip to Paris. We were eager to see friends we hadn’t seen in months. The bus was filled with singing and food, like every road trip, and the 8 hrs on the bus just flew by. We did a little tour of Paris by bus, then headed off to our hostel where some students from other districts were also staying. I met heaps of fellow Canadians. We didn’t get to spend too much time with all the ‘exchangers’ though, because our district was rather behind on a presentation about our nationality which we were to perform at a soirée the next night. We decided to represent our nationality with a dance. We had a Bollywood dance, the Asians dancing Gangnam Style, the Latinos doing the Limbo, some Brazilian samba, and my ‘troupe’ of Canadians/Americans/Polish/Australians attempting a creative dance we hoped would not be too juvenile. Next morning the wakeup call was at 7 am, down Then came the good byes. Some of the good byes that really for breakfast and on the mean good bye. This was the first time it hit me that I probably bus by 8am off to the Eiffel won’t see these people again, or if I do, it will be years down Tower to take a group the road. It’s crazy how much of an impression people can have picture. on you, and even though you’ve known them for only a short Paris in Spring! It was period of time, you know there is something special between soooooo nice. How ‘chill’ you. That weekend was the last time ‘exchangers’ from all of our is my life, just hanging out district were together. The last time we were in the same place in Paris, floating down the at the same time. Seine as if it’s no big deal. We passed all the beautiful Rotarian bridges such as the Pont Neuf (the oldest bridge in Betty Gallant Paris, despite its name) and 250-308-9430 the Cadenas d’Amour. Proud Rotarian since 1997 Back to the hotel we went, to get ourselves ready Club: Kalamalka Rotary for our presentation at a Occupation: Mortgage Specialist grand Rotary Dinner soirée. Everyone was all dolled up with ties and dresses and, to top it all off, our blazers. betty.gallant@rbc.com These blazers are honestly

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Beautification is taking root in Enderby. The city has received a $4,300 grant from the B.C. Hydro-Tree Canada Community Regreening Program, which has a goal of planting trees. “Receiving the grant is a great opportunity for Enderby to beautify

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Request to Fill Six (6) Volunteer Positions TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill four (4) positions on Council’s new Transportation Advisory Committee - three (3) members from the community at large, two of which shall have a background in accessibility for the disabled / mobility impaired and one (1) member representing the seniors (65+) community. The Committee’s purpose is to provide City Council with recommendations on referred matters relating to the City’s transportation networks and the safe movement of goods and people; to review and provide comments on matters related to road transit, pedestrian and cycle networks and emerging accessibility and road safety issues; and make recommendations on appropriate funding sources for strategies that result in more efficient use of transportation resources in Vernon. The Committee will meet as and when required.

port for cancer patients to Vernon. InspireHealth Integrative Cancer Care programs are currently offered in Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna, but will soon be available in Vernon, Penticton and Kamloops one day a month. “More than 55 per cent of our patients live too far from the centre to be able to take full advantage of in-centre programs on a regular basis,” said Sherri Macdonald, centre manager. “While our on-line programs address this, we also want

to provide some in-person programming closer to home. This funding is enabling us to do that.” InspireHealth is a notfor-profit organization. Their medical team uses the latest research available to work together with patients who have a diagnosis of cancer to optimize recovery and survival, and to reduce the risk of recurrence. Their whole-person approach integrates healthful nutrition, exercise, and emotional, spiritual and immune support with standard cancer treatment. In

ADVISORY PLANNING COMMITTEE The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill two (2) new positions on Council’s Advisory Planning committee. The members from the community at large shall have a background in accessibility for the disabled / mobility impaired. The Committee’s purpose is to provide City Council with advice and recommendations on proposed land use and planning changes, and related matters. The Committee meets every two weeks on the Tuesday following Council’s Regular Meeting. If you are interested in serving the community on either of these committees, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at the reception desk at City Hall, or visit our website at vernon.ca/committees. Applications will be accepted at City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Monday, 8:40 am Committee of the Whole of Council May 14, 2014 1:30 am Regular Open Meeting of Council All Meetings of Council are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. If you require further information, please contact Patricia Bridal, Director Corporate Services. 3400 - 30 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6 • 250-545-1361 • e-mail: admin@vernon.ca Agendas for Council Meetings are posted at www.vernon.ca/index.php/council/meetings

addition to providing individual appointments with physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, clinical counsellors, and exercise therapists, InspireHealth offers classes such as yoga, exercise, meditation, relaxation, cooking and support groups. They also offer public prevention presentations. InspireHealth Southern Interior – Kelowna, opened its doors in September 2012 and serves the Boundary, Cariboo, Kootenay, Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions.

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Spring blossoms into culinary delights three-quarters of a cup water, egg, and vinegar. Stir into flour until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into four balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for four hours, or overnight. Roll out dough portions to fit a nine-inch pie pan. Place bottom crusts in two pie pans. Set aside top crusts. In a large bowl, combine apples, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and lemon juice. Mix together 2 cups sugar, 2/3 cup flour, and tapioca; gently toss with fruit mixture. Divide into 2 pastry lined pie pans. Cover with top crusts; trim and crimp edges. Brush tops with egg wash (1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tablespoons water). Cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to vent. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until filling is bubbly in centre and top is golden brown.

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Finally, there are signs of new growth in the valley, with fields turning golden and trees budding out and with the promise of tasty new foods, including maple blossoms and dandelions. Very soon, there will be asparagus, fresh salad greens, and rhubarb too. Did you know that maple flowers from local trees are quite sweet and edible and can be used in a variety of recipes? Like squash blossoms, the racemes of big leaf maple trees can be transformed into a surprising culinary confections from salads to casseroles and especially, into delightful fritters. The taste of maple blossoms is subtle: slightly nutty with a hint of sweetness. The recipe below is very tempura-like; thin, drippy, and puffs up around the blossom upon hitting the hot oil. This makes for a light, chewy, beignet-like fritter that’s perfect for breakfast, as a dessert course, or as an adornment to pudding or crème brûlée. It’s best to serve right away while hot and crispy, but I know some people even enjoy them cold. My dandelion recipe today uses tender new greens, cooked with chopped onion, minced garlic, chile pepper, then topped with grated parmesan cheese. Be sure to pick dandelions that haven’t been sprayed with chemicals. Now, is also the time to check our deep freezers for fruits and rhubarb not used during the winter so we can use it up before the new crop arrives. I have a tasty recipe that will make up two bumbleberry pies that will suit this cause well. Enjoy. Maple blossom fritters 2 - 4 cups blossoms 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp corn starch 2 cups ice water Vegetable oil Powdered sugar Maple syrup, optional Check blossoms for insects. Dunk in sink full of water and swish rines well but carefully as they are delicate. Sift together flour, baking powder, and corn starch in a large bowl. Stir in ice water. Heat one inch of vegetable oil in a large saucepan on mediumhigh until a drop of water crackles and pops. Dredge blossoms in batter, allow excess to drip off, and carefully place in hot oil. Don’t

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Bumbleberry pie (above) is always a favourite after dinner or as a snack, while maple blossom fritters (below) are a good use of maple flowers from local trees. two-inch pieces. Cook greens uncovered in small amount of salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Sauté onion, garlic, and chile pepper in oil. Drain greens; add to onion garlic mixture. Taste dandelion greens and season with salt and pepper. Serve dandelion greens with grated parmesan cheese. Serves four.

crowd the pan. Fry until lightly browned all over. Remove to paper towels. Serve immediately while hot with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired. Dandelion greens 1 pound dandelion greens 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 whole small dried hot chile pepper, seeds removed, crushed 1/4 cup cooking oil Salt and pepper Parmesan cheese Discard dandelion green roots; wash greens well in salted water. Cut leaves into

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Bumbleberry pie 5- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups shortening 3/4 cup cold water 1 egg 1 tablespoon vinegar 4 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped 2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups fresh raspberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cups white sugar 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons tapioca 1 egg yolk, beaten 2 tablespoons water Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk together

Frozen asparagus risotto with bacon 15 asparagus spears (frozen and defrosted) 3 tbsps butter 1/2 cup onion (minced) 1/4 lb bacon (chopped into small pieces) 1 cup white wine 2 cups arborio rice (or carnaroli) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 qts. (8 cups) chicken broth (hot, your’s or canned that’s thinned with water) 1/2 cup parmigiano (grated) Take a deep breath and say, “Risottamaking is not difficult.” Cut asparagus into three-quarter-inch pieces. Set aside. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, saute the onion and bacon in two tablespoons butter for three minutes over medium heat. Increase to high heat, add wine and reduce to half (about three minutes). Add rice, salt and pepper and continue stirring on high for one minute. Add two cups of the hot chicken stock, cover the pan and turn off the heat. Go off and do something else as It can now sit there until roughly 10 to 15 minutes before dinner is served. While back preparinf dinner, reheat the broth and crank up the heat on the rice. Stir, stir, stir, adding a cup of hot broth every time it starts to look a bit dry. Sample a bit: does it seem a bit chewy but almost ready? If so, add the asparagus and stir until heated through, about two minutes. Sample again. Ready? Remove from heat and add one tablespoon of butter and cheese. Enjoy.


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May Beginning Classes Beginning classes provide an introduction to Taoist Tai ChiTM training in a way that is relaxed and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Our goal is that you feel balanced, comfortable and that you have fun.

Vernon: Tuesday, 7 to 9 pm starting May 6 Saturday, 10 am to noon starting May 10 Classes held at FLK Taoist Tai Chi Southern Interior Centre, 3105 - 28th Street, Vernon

Armstrong: Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm starting May 7 Classes held at Odd Fellows Hall, 3005 Wood Avenue, Armstrong

Contact us at 250-542-1822 or vernon@taoist.org.

Life is a highway and the public is invited to see and hear two new presenters take us on fascinating roads-less-travelled. Presented by Grannies à Gogo, Silk Road Adventures: Across China will be featured May 2 while Cycles of Life: Cycling Vienna to Budapest takes place May 9. Both power-point presentations are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the People Place (room 006).   Givonna De Bruin follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the modern day Silk Road across China, taking in ancient sights of Beijing, Turpan, Urumqi and other historic venues. Along the way, we will see through her eyes the exquisite Karakul Lake in the Pamir Mountains en route to Pakistan, contrasted with the desert oasis of Dunhuang. Her journey passes through the walled city of Xi’an with its terra cotta warriors, and through the crossroads where various Silk Roads came together in Kashgar. Geographically and culturally, we will encounter something

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A camel poses at picturesque Karakul Lake against the Pamir Mountains. far different from the traditional China. Sue Ulmer, in the second travelogue, joins 11 B.C. women on an eight-day bicycle excursion alongside the Danube River. Starting in Austria, she shows us the glittering sights of Vienna before they cycle out into the countryside, passing ancient Roman ruins, vineyards, and stopping daily in charming coffee shops for strudel and European coffee. In Bratislava she notes the contrast of ancient and mod-

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ern, and throughout Hungary they take side trips into quaint villages, experiencing the cultural charm and fortifying with Hungarian goulash. Rolling into Budapest, she puts on the brakes and takes us through that city’s splendid highlights. Admission is $5 per travelogue and is payable at the door. For more information about Grannies à Gogo: the VernonSouth Africa Connection go to www.granniesagogo.com   or e-mail granniesagogo@gmail. com.       

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April 27 spring market at hullcar hall in armstrong April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features home-based businesses and their goods. Table rentals still available by calling Sherri at 250-546-1944 or 250-558-8772. Visit us on Facebook for more details. vernon japanese cultural society spring festival Haru Matsuri April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese hall (4895 Bella Vista Rd). Everyone is invited to check out Japanese art and crafts, buy a ticket in the bucket raffle, watch Japanese dancing, Judo or sushi demonstrations, take part in the tea ceremony, enjoy children’s games, make a memory in the photo booth or try your hand at calligraphy or origami. Admission for this fundraiser is $5/adult, $2/child or $10/family. the vernon ms society annual walk/ run/ride April 27 in Polson Park. Register anytime at our office, 105, 3402-27th Ave., People Place or at the walk at 10 a.m., with the walk starting 11 a.m. The Vernon Lions Club will have their concession on site; live music, door prizes. Also, any other non-profit groups who wish to take part and fundraise will get to keep 50 per cent of funds raised. Income tax receipts provided for donations of $20 or more. For more information, call 250-542-2241. north okanagan junior academy fundraiser Fundraising to keep their bus service! Come and enjoy their Internatioal Lunch April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4699 South Grandview Flats Rd., featuring vegetarian cuisine from seven countries. Cost is $15. For m - ore information, call 250-546-8330. third annual shoots ‘n blooms festival Hosted by the Food Action Society April 27, noon to 4 p.m., Gatzke Orchards, Oyama. Local food festival, farmers, food samples, live music, artisans, mini petting zoo. Celebrate the International year of Family Farming 2014. Bring your friends and family. Admission by donation. Take Pelmewash Parkway exit off of Highway 97. screen-less science The Okanagan Science Centre is opening its doors

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for a special free Sunday, April 27, sponsored by Nixon-Wenger lawyers. Build a strong foundation for play by turning mountains of boxes, tubes, and other recycled materials into a cardboard colony of space vehicles, fortified castles, towering forests, and anything you can think of! Galleries are open, free Planetarium shows take off at 1 and 3:30 p.m., and blocks, construction materials, critters, games, and programs will be running all day to celebrate Unplug and Play Week. april is family and friends month We want to celebrate with you, so please join Armstrong Lions Club members April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park for fun, games, food, prizes, absolutely free. All welcome! Please RSVP to any member or call Diann Boyd at 250-546-0026 or e-mail diannboyd@yahoo. com cribbage tournament at the legion Hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 189 Ladies Auxiliary on last Sunday of the month to include fourth Sunday if there are five Sundays in the month. Get your name on the list by phoning the Legion after 3 p.m. Registration is at 9 am. Games begin at 10 a.m. sharp; $26 per team includes lunch. breakfast and flea market Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $7. Tables for rent for $10 per spot outside. Call 542-3003. ukeleles for fun meets at the ANAF hall at 1:30 p.m. April 27. Call Patch at 545-6049 or Jan at 542-4912. fraternal order of eagles mega meat draw The second Sunday and last Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the hall, 5101-25th Ave. vernon collectors club meets Last Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave.

April 28 vernon accordion club Dancers and listeners are invited to come and enjoy two hours of accordion music that includes waltzes, polkas, foxtrots, schottisches, and Latin. Every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players, come join us on stage. For more information, call 250-546-

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3192. 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. April 28, “Story of Flightcraft at Kelowna Airport and Across Canada” with Tracy Medve, president of Flightcraft. therapeutic breathing exercises Presented by Blue Eagle Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc. Classes provide tools for relief, better quality of life and energy. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., by donation only. For more information, please contact Melissa at blueeagleyoga@yahoo.ca halina seniors’ centre Hand and Foot Canasta takes place Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., floor curling Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come on out and learn a new sport. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec. Centre. Call 250-542-2877. narcotics anonymous Monday at 7 p.m., Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women only, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. aa meetings Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 7:30 p.m. (please note change of time), Gateway

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Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. Access (X) No access. Info., call 250-545-4933. bingo in enderby Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. coda meets Mondays at noon at Vernon Alliance Church. fraternal order of eagles Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. halina pattern dancers Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. Call Gordon at 250-549-1608.

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Bible study, Fridays 7 p.m. Shabbat, Sundays. 1:30 p.m. for praise, worship and God’s word. Non-denominational. Call 1-250-485-2829. silver star rotary club meets Tuesdays from 6:46 to 8 a.m. at the Village Green Hotel. This is a fun social club supporting local and international service, and we are looking for new members. Everyone is welcome to come for a free breakfast. armstrong seniors activity centre We are at 2520 Patterson Ave. Pool Monday to Friday at 12:30 p.m. Ping Pong Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. little builders block party Preschoolers (and parents!) can stack up the science with this free outdoor event at the Okanagan Science Centre April 29 and May 1 at 10 a.m. Build, learn, and play with all sorts of blocks. open crib games every

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Three years ago, the pre-production began — scripting, casting and location scouting. During the summers of 2012 and 2013, the action was captured on digital video, and early in 2014, the film wrapped and all of the special effects were completed, along with music and sound. Now on Saturday, area residents will have the opportunity to take part in the screening of a locally made feature film, Brian Taylor’s Battle at Beaver Creek. “I should start by thanking The Morning Star for its support throughout this entire process. If it wasn’t for arts editor Kristin Froneman letting us run that tiny article in May 2012, Indie filmmaker seeks battle location, we may never have found a place to make our movie,” said Taylor. “That article brought forward some awesome people that offered up their properties in Lumby, Lavington, Vernon and Armstrong. It really got the ball rolling.” Coming in at 82 minutes, the film is slightly shorter than Taylor had originally planned. “We had to cut some scenes, mostly because of scheduling problems, but also because I ran out of money,” said Taylor. With a budget of $9,000, Battle at Beaver Creek is the most expensive production offered so far by Taylor’s all-volunteer company, En Queue Film. The expenses went into costuming, props, makeup, insurance and mostly food.

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Randy Kirk (left), Sheldon Graham, Corky McMechan and Brian Taylor work on the Armstrong set of Battle at Beaver Creek. “Our volunteers don’t get paid unless the film makes money, but we have to at least keep them in food and water. Most of those volunteers were inexperienced cast and crew but we did have some experienced talent as well, both in front and behind the camera,” he said.

Matt Brown, local actor and director, operates the Hub Arts collective in Vernon. Brown portrays Terran, the main character, a man who feels it’s a better idea to go to the front and fight with everybody else, rather than wait for the possibility of the invading force making it to his sister’s home.

Lindsay, his sister, is portrayed by W.L. Seaton drama teacher Lana O’Brien. “Lana has only one scene in the film but it’s an important and powerful scene, and it shows off the talents of these two actors,” said Taylor. As Terran makes his way to Beaver Creek, an actual town on the Yukon/ Alaska border, he meets up with a teenager named Newman, portrayed by the 27th Street Theatre’s Sheldon Graham, a senior at Seaton. “Newman is the character that delivers our understanding of the world in which Canadians now find themselves. He is a gregarious kid who talks and talks,” said Taylor. “Sheldon had to memorize the most dialogue in the film as Newman, but it’s the subtle things that make his performance stick out. “If you are lucky enough to see the film, watch his expressions and body language, they speaks volumes.” What happens at the Battle at Beaver Creek? You can find out for yourself Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Towne Theatre in Vernon. En Queue Film will also be showing some other shorter films it’s made at 7:30 p.m. Plus, meet with the cast and crew. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Dulux Paints in Vernon or the Towne Cinema. For more information or to see the trailer, visit battleatbeavercreek.com

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary Morning Star Staff

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary with concerts in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon during the first weekend of May. Founded by world-renowned composer Imant Raminsh, the orchestra is comprised of 75 youth ages 10 to 20-plus from all parts of the Okanagan Valley. They attend weekly rehearsals in Kelowna from September through May. The orchestra came under the Denton umbrella of the OSO two years ago and is now co-directed by Rosemary Thomson, music director of the OSO, and retired teacher Dennis Colpitts, conductor of Kelowna City Band, Kelowna International Choir and performer in many musical groups, including the OSO. Their shared pas-

sion is to promote the importance of music education at the highest level, especially to our youth, and raise the awareness of all artistic groups in our community. A component of the OSYO program is the inclusion of a composition element guided by Raminsh, which gives students an opportunity to compose a work and have it performed by the orchestra. “We are also able to enhance our students’ musical growth by providing workshops and sectionals with OSO professionals, as well as master classes with guest soloists” said Thomson. “A side-by-side concert series with the OSO is a highlight for our young players, many of whom take private instruction from our professionals.” Alumni have been invited to perform Wagner’s Dei Meistersinger Overture during the last concert of the weekend. “There have been many excellent musicians that have

gone through the OSYO these last 25 years, and we are looking forward to having them join us on the stage,” said Colpitts. Among them is Nicholas Denton, a cellist currently completing the first year of his bachelor’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Originally from Kelowna, Denton began his studies at age seven at the Vernon Community Music School. The OSYO concert will include In Cymbalis Benesonatibus, a commissioned work for the 25th anniversary by Raminsh, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, student compositions and Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. The concert in Vernon takes place May 4 at 7:30p.m. at Trinity United Church. Tickets available from OSYO Musicians, at the door and the Okanagan Symphony Office, 865 Bernard Ave., Kelowna. Adults are $15, seniors, alumni and students are $10.00 and children 12 and under are $5.

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★ Vernon Towne Cinema ★ Movie Information Line 250-545-0352 • www.vernoncinema.com 2910 30th Avenue • Home of the Vernon Film Society ★ Sunday, April 27, 2014 ➠➠➠ Thursday, May 1, 2014 ★ FAMILY MATINEES - SUNDAY ★ MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN 96 minutes (G) ★ 10:00 AM - Sunday MUPPETS MOST WANTED 113 minutes (G) ★ 11:40 AM - Sunday ★ THE LEGO MOVIE 101 minutes (G) PM - Sunday ★ 1:35 MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN 96 minutes (G) ★ 3:20 PM - Sunday ★ EVENING SHOWS - NIGHTLY EXCEPT MONDAY ★ MUPPETS MOST WANTED 113 minutes (G) ★ 5:00 PM - Nightly except Monday DRAFT DAY 110 minutes (PG) ★ 6:55 PM - Nightly except Monday ★ NOAH 138 minutes (PG) 8:50 PM - Nightly except Monday ★ VERNON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS ★ BLACK FISH Showing Monday, April 28 th at 5:15 PM & 7:45 PM ★ ★ Advance tickets on sale at the Bean Scene and Towne Cinema Box Office. • ADULTS $7.75 • SENIOR/CHILD $5.50 • TUESDAY - ALL ★ SEATS $5.00 • MATINEES - ALL SEATS, ALL AGES $5.00

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B8 Sunday, April 27, 2014 - The Morning Star

Arts

Nothing beats live

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ive performances have this funny way of building up nervous energy before the show. Whether it’s the performers or crew reciting lines or going over finishing touches, facility staff making sure everything is tidy on the business end of things, or the audience anticipating the show, this energy multiplies 10-fold in that last hour before Brian van Wensem show time. That’s the exhilaration of live performance and for most artists, a tangible part of the creative process. Experience the energy for yourself at the live events reaching their moment in weeks to come. Powerhouse Theatre’s last production of the season sends them out with a bang - the classic bedroom farce of mistaken identities - A Flea in Her Ear. Long married to her husband and suspecting him of having a wandering eye, a wife conjures a plot to trap him in the act. She entangles the innocent and guilty alike in a whirlwind of mistaken intentions. Throw in a jealous Spaniard shooting at anything that moves, and you have a hilarious end to a terrific Powerhouse season. There are 7:30 p.m. performances most evenings from Wednesday until

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May 10, and matinees at 2 p.m. May 4 and 10. Coming up Saturday at the Performing Arts Centre, Canadian funny-man Ron James will be ranting his way through his latest oneman show, Take No Prisoners! The hilarity starts at 7:30 p.m. and you can call the Ticket Seller box office at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets. Also Saturday, Bonnie Kilroe is at the Schubert Centre for An Evening With Patsy Cline. Kilroe has a long list of impersonations under her belt including Cher, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga, and aims to honour the life of this country music pioneer using her unique vocal talents and flamboyant fashion. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and you can save a few dollars by purchasing your tickets in advance through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). And Vernon Community Music School’s Lights of Broadway is back at the Performing Arts Centre on May 9 and 10 for its production of the hit musical Footloose. With an epic soundtrack featuring the famous title song Footloose and other ‘80s classics, this upbeat musical is packed full of catchy fast-paced dance numbers. Choose from two evening performances starting at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10 or catch the May 10 matinee at 2 p.m. Buy your tickets through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). Enjoy the shows.

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Editor: GraEmE CorbEtt

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - The Morning Star B9

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Home Building Centre earns top honour Morning Star Staff

A Vernon business has been recognized nationally for service. Home Building Centre on 27th Street received the Proud of My Home Award at Home Hardware’s annual spring market in St. Jacobs, Ont. Owners John and Cheryl Kehler and Gary and Rhonda Gilchrist are one of only 23 stores to be recognized with the award from among 1,100 stores. “We are deeply honoured to be acknowledged with the Proud of My Home Award and take great pride in our community and the entire Home Building CentreVernon team,” said John Kehler. “We will certainly be trying hard to be acknowledged with the award again next year.” To receive the Proud of My Home Award, recipients must demonstrate excellence in staff performance and customer service; interior presentation, including clear signage, tidiness, and merchandise presentation and displays; exterior presentation,

including cleanliness and attractive window displays; staff training; and participation in dealer network initiatives. This year marks the fifth time Vernon’s Home Building Centre has received the Proud of My Home Award. “The Proud of My Home Award recognizes Home Building Centre–Vernon’s commitment and dedication to providing their community with expert advice, superior service and competitively priced quality products that are second to none,” said Paul Straus, Home Hardware Stores Limited president and chief executive officer. “Home Building Centre– Vernon truly embodies the values on which Home Hardware was founded 50 years ago – value, service and dependability. On behalf of the dealer-owners of close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores in PHOTO SUBMITTED communities across Canada, I John Kehler (centre), Vernon Home Building Centre dealer-owner, receives the 2013 Proud of My Home Award from would like to congratulate Home Building Centre-Vernon on this Home Hardware Stores Limited retail operations director Lance Shiply (left), area manager Terry Smith and Terry David, achievement.” executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

Kal Tire backs skills training Morning Star Staff

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Vernon-based Kal Tire has partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada to offer a Skilled 4 Success program for youth.

With a national shortage in skilled trades forecasted, Vernon-headquartered Kal Tire is rolling out a new program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. The partnership has created a national youth program called Skilled 4 Success, to provide essential pre-employment exploration opportunities, job skills training and job shadowing experiences for youth across Canada and specifically in the communities of West Kelowna and Kelowna. Through a combination of inclub programs and off-site field trips, Skilled 4 Success offers both traditional and hands-on learning. Teens between the ages 13 and 18 are provided with networking and job-shadow opportunities with skilled professionals at Kal Tire stores or other

“It’s a privilege to be working with Kal Tire to offer such an amazing program.” — Jen Carter

work environments. “It is a privilege to be working with Kal Tire to offer such an amazing program to the youth in our community,” said Jen Carter, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Empowerment through Employment program co-ordinator. “This opportunity will go a long way to giving them the skills and confidence they need to be successful in their careers in the future.” There is a focus on skilled

trades but teens are encouraged to explore a range of career options and identify their special talents. Skilled 4 Success teaches job search strategies, resume writing and general skills that can be applied in a range of careers. After a successful launch of Skilled 4 Success last year, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club wanted to ensure that this opportunity was made available again for the youth in the community. The past program saw 22 young people participate and it is hoped that similar numbers will occur during the program offering this spring. Anyone youth interested in participating in future Skilled 4 Success Programs can contact Jen Carter (778-214-0331, jcarter@boysandgirlsclubs.ca) or Brianne Gale (778-214-4134, bgale@boysandgirlsclubs.ca).

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Bitumen in tankers poses a risk

M

y name is David Black. I am the majority owner of Black Press, the company that owns this newspaper. This is the first of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest threat to the B.C. environment in our lifetime. I am a reasonably sensible and conservative business-

man, not an alarmist. All of the information in this column can be confirmed from public sources. The oil industry wants to export Alberta bitumen to Asia via tankers. Under no circumstances should we allow that to happen. A bitumen spill at sea could destroy our coastline, together with the fish and wildlife that depend on it, for hun-

dreds of years. Bitumen, even if it is diluted, does not float in sea water if there is sediment present. This has been proven many times, most recently in a thorough Environment Canada study published Nov. 30 2013. Page 51 of the study provides graphic David Black evidence of sunken bitumen. Given that there is an abundance of sediment along the B.C. coast, the bitumen will

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sink rapidly and there will be little chance of recovering any of it if there is a spill. By Northern Gateway’s own admission the likelihood of a bitumen spill at sea is more than 10 per cent over the next 50 years.  Others say that it is much higher. We are in agreement with the position taken by the coastal First Nations that even the slightest risk of a spill of bitumen at sea is unacceptable.   The grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 is often held up as an example of how bad an oil spill at sea can be. However, a spill of bitumen at sea would be much worse. The Exxon Valdez carried light crude and lost 250,000 barrels, one-eighth of a tanker load. The light oil floated and could be removed from the beaches. Even so, after four years of work with up to 11,000 workers and 1,400 boats involved, less than 10 per cent

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of it was recovered. Roughly 200,000 birds and many kinds of other wildlife were killed. About 1,300 miles of shoreline were affected and the fishery has yet to fully recover. Bitumen is very different. It would harden up on shore and much of it would sink to the bottom, making it unrecoverable and killing virtually everything with which it came in contact. Imagine if we lost a full tanker load. Some say that with GPS-based navigation and double hulls, spills such as Exxon Valdez are not possible today. They are wrong. Double hulls do not prevent hull fracture if there is a collision at speed, only if there is a gentle scrape. As for the GPS claim, most marine accidents are caused by human inattention, not by a lack of knowledge about position. All ships carried systems to indicate their location before GPS came along. The Exxon Valdez crew could have

glanced at their instruments to determine their location but they didn’t, neither did the crew on the Queen of the North. Marine disasters regularly occur and a quick search of the Internet shows human error is most often the problem. Undoubtedly, there will be many more marine accidents in future. Our grandchildren will not thank us if we willingly risk the destruction of the B.C. coast on our watch. Fortunately there is a solution that is beneficial for all concerned. All we have to do is build a refinery at Kitimat. The refinery will convert the bitumen to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel which float and evaporate if they are spilled. Often little or no spill remediation is required. These refined fuels simply do not cause the habitat destruction of conventional or synthetic crude oil, or anywhere near the devastation caused by bitumen.

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B.C. - As the Queen of Nanaimo chugged into Georgia Strait, the sun sparkled on the waves, fishing boats trolled the waters, a powerful tug pulled a barge on a long line and sailboats floated like butterflies. Soon we were in the Gulf Islands archipelago, a maze of more than 220 rocky masses ranging from small deathlydangerous-when-foggy reefs to large isles. Only Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Galiano and Saturna Islands receive B.C. Ferry service. At Galiano Island, a few cars clunked off the ferry and a few thumped on. Gulls soared and black cormorants dried their outstretched wings on the mooring posts like preachers blessing their flock. We entered Active Pass and watched our ferry make sharp turns in the narrow, twisting channel that separates Galiano and Mayne Islands. At Pender Island, my wife and I drove off the ferry. Day after sunny day followed, for the Gulf Islands lie in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and have a warm Mediterranean climate. Staying at a cabin for a week, we discovered the islands have three very different personal-

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A wine glass provides a reflection of the Gulf Islands. ities: the sea, the forest and bucolic farmland. In the forest we felt tiny amongst the enormous Douglas firs and western cedars all standing ram-rod straight. Here and there slouching arbutus trees with their peeling, rust-coloured trunks look like hippies lost amongst a cadre of soldiers. Surrounded by delicate ferns, sombre light, towering trees and bright green moss clinging to logs and rocks it felt primordial. We walked close together expecting a raptor or other Mesozoic beast to suddenly burst through the foliage. One day, we went kayaking to Portland Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, which sprawls over 15 islands and numerous islets. On the shore an oystercatcher

and a long-legged blue heron patrolled the beach for dinner. The tour leader found a large red crab hiding inside a soft moon-snail shell. Purple starfish were attached like glue to rocks. A regal eagle sat high in a fir tree. Thirty seals basked on a small islet their watery, large eyes nervously watching our progress. Our guide described the black and white orcas, or killer whales. Three pods of about 90 orcas live here and the ultimate thrill, he explained, is to kayak amongst them, their tall dorsal fins towering over you. Our next exploration was to neighbouring Salt Spring Island, the largest and most populated of the Islands and a Mecca for artists and authors. Ganges, the main town, is full of artisan shops, cafes, and restaurants serving fresh seafood. That afternoon we hiked a sea-side trail and watched ferries float regally past; then we tippled at one of the three island wineries. To explore the nautical character of the islands, which offer some of the best boating in the world, we visited Poets Cove on south Pender Island. We walked the beach toward the lighthouse

peering into tidal pools and admiring the artful necklaces of weathered driftwood logs that mark the high-tide line. Saturna, the smallest and most isolated of the main Gulf Islands, has narrow winding roads and little nightlife and is a little paradise lost in a time warp. Sheep graze in tiny meadows and feral goats scamper on hillsides. The isle is achingly beautiful with numerous beach accesses and forest trails that often lead to beautiful secret

glades or viewpoints. We found a small cove with an ancient native midden. We studied the layers of broken white clamshells and pondered how the coastal Salish natives lived here for 6,000 years. At day end, my wife and I hiked to a viewpoint and as the islands turned a misty blue-grey, we raised our glasses to this delightful feast of islands. Hans Tammemagi is with Travel Writers’ Tales.

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and on to advanced. The Mollo and Gardener book covers all aspects of declarer play and defense, with quizzes at the end of each chapter. Originally published in 1955, this edition has been modernized by Mark Horton, editor of Bridge Magazine. Here is a deal from this book. South is in three no-trump. West leads a low spade and East puts up the queen. What should declarer do? South has seven top tricks: one spade (given the lead), three hearts, one diamond and two clubs. He can get the other winners from diamonds, but if that finesse is losing, East will return a spade. Here, as you can see, if South takes the first trick, he goes down, losing one

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Evelyn Lydia Jean Tubman, on Sunday April 20, 2014 surrounded by family at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Evelyn was born on August 8, 1924 in Thornhill, Manitoba, and has been in the Vernon area for the past 67 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband 'arth. Evelyn is survived by Įve children, 'ayle (Bob) Carson, son Mark of Falkland, Shaun (Colin) Halliday of WenƟcton, Michele (CurƟs) Strong of Saanichton, and Aaron Tubman of Calgary͖ Įve grandchildren, Eancy (Bruce), Keith (Karin), Jay, Evan, and Clayton; brotherin-law Kent (Dona); 4 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, and edžtended family. In respecƟng Evelyn’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of Ňowers, the family would appreciate donaƟons to the Heart and Stroke FoundaƟon. Arrangements are in care of the Vernon Funeral Home.

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It is with deep sadness that we say good-bye to our Mom, Edna Dafoe. Ōer a brief iůůness, Mom passed away on priů ϭϴ, ϮϬϭϰ, at the age of ϴϳ. ^he was pre-deceased by her husband, Lorne Dafoe, sister ,iůda Zose Θ brother, ^tan hambers. ^he is survived by her daughters, Maureen Jackson ;MikeͿ, Θ ^haron tiůson, as weůů as Eieces, Eephews Θ numerous friends. Mom aůso ůeaves behind her much ůoved dog, Maggie. Mom was born in zorkshire, Engůand. s a smaůů chiůd, the famiůy emigrated to sernon where she grew up Θ married Dad Θ raised their famiůy. Mom Θ Dad eventuaůůy moved to sancouver for a period of Ɵme unƟů they made another move to <amůoops, where they became ůong Ɵme residents. Mom then spent her Įnaů years in oƋuitůam. Mom enũoyed spending Ɵme with her famiůy, friends Θ her dog, Maggie. ^he was aůso an avid hockey fan, rareůy missing a sancouver anucks hockey game.  graveside service wiůů take půace at the sernon cemetery ůater in the summer.


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#1434 - “Rascal” - White with grey face, legs & paws, grey striped tail, med. hair, young male (6 months). Lakeridge Dr., nr. the Rise turn-off, B. Vista area. Reward. #1435 - “Tiki” - Darker tortoiseshell, white paws & tum., white on chin with black spot, sht. hair, sp. female, tattoo. Westview Place, Mission Hill nr. Happy Days store. Reward. #1437 - “Monroe” - Calico, black & orange patches on back, white paws & tum., long hair, sp. female, tattoo. 26th Ave. & 25th St. nr. St. James Church. Reward. #1438 - “Harry” - Light orange tabby, long hair, young n.male, tattoo. Cascade Dr., E. Hill. Reward. #1441 - “Artie” - White, grey patches, grey tail, grey on face with white, med. hair, young sp. female, tattoo. Guildford Crt., Kal Lake Rd. Reward. #1442 - “Zeus” - Brown/ black stripes, some spots, sandy undercoat (like Bengal), sht. hair, large n.male, tattoo. Kalamalka Rd., nr. Municipal Hall, Coldstream. Reward. FOUND:

#1439 - Orange, white bib/ paws/tun. & tip tail, sht. hair, friendly young female. 20th Cres., Mission Hill. April 13/14. #1440 - Black, small white bib/front paws/back legs & white whiskers, sht. hair, adult n.male. Skyway Complex nr. Carrington, friendly. April 17/14. Has Vancouver SPCA tattoo #1720 ABL (Eastside Outreach Program.)

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December 17, 1923 – April 23, 2014 Dorothy passed away peacefully Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the age of 90. She is survived by her son Robert (Patricia) (Georgetown,Ont), daughter Lynne Smith (Neal) (Ladysmith, BC). Grandchildren Harmony Smith, Melanie (Ross) Stroeder, Rob Smith, Lisa Smith (Jordan Morrison), Paul Smith and Adam Smith. Great-grandchildren James Morrison, Brianna Morrison, CharloƩe Stroeder, EllioƩ Smith, Marlowe Smith, Tobin Smith & Deni-Bea Smith. Sisters BeƩy McLellan (Rocky Mtn House, Alta) & Marilyn Williams (Tom) (Beaverlodge, Alta). Numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband James Louis Smith (1990) Dorothy spent most of her youth growing up in Alberta. Dorothy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. AŌer reƟring from the RCAF Dorothy married Jim Smith and they moved from Alberta to Vernon, BC. Dorothy lived in the Coldstream for many years. Jim and Dorothy owned and operated Vernon Locker Service and Meats. They spent Ɵme ranching in the Commonage. There were always cookies and breads popping out of the old woodstove for anyone who stopped in for tea and a chat. For 70 years Dorothy dedicated Ɵme to playing the organ, direcƟng the choir and in many other capaciƟes at the Knodž Presbyterian Church in Vernon. She also enũoyed Ɵme direcƟng the choir at the Dutch Reform Church in Vernon. Her home was always full of organ music, piano music and singing. Boogie, ragƟme, ũanjnj, western, gospel, modern and there were always hymns in the midž. All her nieces and nephews called her the “Hugging Aunt”. People were always greeted with a smile and a hug. Her door was always open for anyone to stop in for a chat and a cup of her famous coīee. Dorothy will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 03, at 1͗00 p.m., at Knodž Presbyterian Church in Vernon. In lieu of Ňowers please make a donaƟon to the BC Children’s Hospital FoundaƟon in memory of Dorothy Smith͗ ŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛Ɛ,ŽƐƉŝƚĂů&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H4. Arrangements in the care of Vernon Funeral Home.

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James Macnish Tompkins was born on May 25th, 1923 in Hudson’s Hope, B.C. and passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2014 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 90 years. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Cecile, to whom he was married for 26 years, his children; Randy (Susan) Tompkins, Darren (Shelley) Tompkins and Sherryl (Trevor) Gilbert, his step-children; Steven (Barb) St. Cyr and Willy (Maureen) St. Cyr, his grandchildren; Chase, Amanda, Devon, Krista, Nicole, Tyce and Sierra, his brother; Bill Tompkins, his sister; Margaret Bahen as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Philip and Emily Tompkins, 3 brothers and 1 sister. CremaƟon preceded a CelebraƟon of Jame’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Clarence Bergman oĸciaƟng. Interment will follow in the Bethel Rose Garden of Remembrance. A RecepƟon will be held in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donaƟons in memory of James to the BriƟsh Columbia Lung AssociaƟon 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 2K2. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187 g Under Bowen Bow en Island Undercurrent Burnaby/New Westminster News Leader Chilliwack Progress Hope Standard Langley

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April 28, 1973 - Nov. 20, 2011 If we could visit heaven, even for a day Maybe for a moment, the pain would go away. I’d put my arms around you, and whisper words so true, That living life without you, is the hardest thing to do. No matter how we spend our days, no matter what we do, No morning dawns or evening falls, When we don’t think of you. Love Mom, Dawn and family

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PART-TIME DENTAL RECEPTIONIST To cover maternity leave. Experience required.

Please apply by mail to Armstrong Dental Centre, P.O. Box 327, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

Required Immediately

LUBE TECHNICIAN/TIRE INSTALLER at Canadian Tire Vernon. Must possess Automotive shop experience and valid drivers license. Full time/Part time Submit resume by email (al361@shaw.ca) or in person at Auto Service Counter

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In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.

Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

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Join the Green Team! Now hiring SEASONAL NURSERY WORKERS for seedling thinning, PRT ARMSTRONG, VERNON & COLDSTREAM Nurseries. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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CONTRACT SALES REPRESENTATIVE Central Hardware is seeking an experienced and reliable Contract Sales Representative for a full time position. Looking for 3-5 years of related experience; knowledge of building materials and experience with point of sales systems required. Job Description: â&#x20AC;˘ Contract Sales â&#x20AC;˘ Quoting â&#x20AC;˘ Blueprint take offs â&#x20AC;˘ Purchasing

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Submit Resume in person at Central Hardware, 701 Bass Avenue, Enderby Or by email dave.kehler@centralhardwareltd.ca

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SHEET METAL WORKER Chapman Mechanical Ltd (CML) celebrates over 30 years in the construction industry. CML is proud to have been a leading mechanical contractor, on numerous projects, throughout British Columbia and Alberta over the past 30 years. Our goal is to provide cost efficient quality workmanship, adhering to the standards of the industry. We are currently recruiting JOURNEYMAN & APPRENTICE SHEET METAL WORKERS. Must be reliable, self-motivated, have the proper skills, experience and certifications. Qualified candidates will possess the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Valid provincial driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license â&#x20AC;˘ Basic First Aid â&#x20AC;˘ Be able to pass a criminal background check â&#x20AC;˘ Possess verifiable references To be considered for this position, please email or fax your resume. admin@chapmanmechanical.ca â&#x20AC;˘ Fax: 250-454-4711

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4510-27th Street, Vernon

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KingFisher Boats in Vernon, BC requires an experienced part time Receptionist / Admin Assistant.

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For further details please visit www.kingfisherboats.com

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Litigation Associate Lawyer Litigation lawyer required for Vernon Law Firm. Must have at least 7 - 8 years litigation experience. Email resume to annw@kidston.ca

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(Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Permanent) Reporting to the Manager, RCMP Records, this position involves a high percentage of data input into the national Canadian Police Info Centre (CPIC) computer application as well as the operation of PRIME computer applications. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is May 7, 2014. Please quote competition # 39-COV-14.

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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: admin@myswanlake.com

Sparkling Hill is looking to hire the following team members: â&#x20AC;˘ Payroll Specialist (PCP or CPM) â&#x20AC;˘ Window Cleaner â&#x20AC;˘ Housekeepers â&#x20AC;˘ Host(ess) â&#x20AC;˘ Front Desk Please submit all resumes to

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Permanent Head Coach / Program Director 2014 The Vernon Figure Skating Club is looking for a permanent Head Coach/Program Director who is committed to growing our club programs and working enthusiastically on developing skater abilities and esteem. â&#x20AC;˘ NCCP Level 1 or higher (Primary StarSkate Certified) â&#x20AC;˘ Trained in the new CanSkate program model â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledgeable of LTAD outlined by Sport Canada. Including Learn-to-train, Learn-to-compete/Train to compete â&#x20AC;˘ Ability and experience to coach StarSkate up to gold in all levels â&#x20AC;˘ Strong interpersonal skills with skaters, fellow coaches, parents and board members â&#x20AC;˘ Effective off ice training methods for all abilities To apply please forward resume along with cover letter and three references to Carrie Greene, Vernon Figure Skating Club. Email: carriegreene@shaw.ca.

MUNICIPAL TECHNICIAN III SUBDIVISION CONTROL

(Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Temporary) Immediately to June 6, 2014 approximately (Subject to the return of incumbent, whichever is sooner) Reporting to the Manager, Development Engineering, this position provides advanced technical work of a civil engineering nature including planning and design of municipal works as well as development review and subdivision control. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is May 2, 2014. Please quote competition #37-COV-14.

WorkBC Employment Services Centre â&#x20AC;Ś provides a wide range of services and supports to help BC job seekers find work. â&#x20AC;˘ Self-serve resource centres â&#x20AC;˘ One-to-one employment support â&#x20AC;˘ Workshops â&#x20AC;˘ Self-employment services â&#x20AC;˘ Placement and training services â&#x20AC;˘ Apprenticeship supports 3105 - 33rd Street, Vernon Tel: 250-545-2215 Email: info@futuresbc.com www.futuresbc.com

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Housekeepers Grounds Crew Landscapers Golf Course Ambassadors apply online at www.PredatorRidge.com

Immediate opening for

SERVER

F/T and P/T for busy restaurant. Experienced, reliable, mature, honest, for fast-paced environment. Also F/T

DISHWASHER Apply to Box #12, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave., Vernon, V1T 1P5

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

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Full-Time General Employee required for U-Brew. Dayshifts only. Heavy lifting required, outgoing personality an asset. Good customer service skills. Apply in person, to Jill, Correales’ Wine Cellar, 3103 28th Street Vernon.

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Sunshine Autobody, Vernon is looking for a painter (Automotive Refinishing Technician) Please apply with resume at 4504 29th St. or call 250.542.4811 Excel. wage & benefit pkg. Attention Hair stylists chair rental aval, full/part time, Memphis Hair Group, call Steve @ 250-558-6565 Busy Vernon Automotive shop requires 3rd/4th year Apprentice or Journeyman Automotive Technician, permanent F/T Fax resume to 778-475-5915 CLASS 3 DRIVER WANTED: Vernon company requires a driver with a class 3 and air endorsement for local hauling. Company pays competitive wage & has a good benefit package. Please fax resume & current drivers abstract to 250-542-3135 or email to: rmtrans@shaw.ca COOK Req. F/T for Rosalinda’s Filipino Kitchen 2810 33rd Street Vernon, BC. $11.50/hr. Cook / Prep / Clean. Filipino / Canadian experience & High School Preferred. Please send resume: t_smelser@yahoo.ca

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CLASS 1 Driver required. local (Okanagan route) weekend and stat holidays off. Must be mechanically inclined, min 3 years driving experience. Current Drivers abstract and resume with wage expectations emailed to rellishtransport@telus.net. References required. (must not be family or friends). Job posting is immediately, this is a salaried position, long term. Must have basic knowledge of computers and good hand writing skills. This job requires some physical activity, yet not demanding. Single and tandem axle tractors pulling 53’ Vans. Experience with electric pallet jacks an asset. Safety oriented and willing to learn. All above items required for consideration.

PART-TIME general labourer/site assistant needed for new home construction company. Must be flexible regarding work hours. Must be willing to work at a variety of tasks at various job sites located in Vernon. Vehicle is necessary. Solid experience in the construction industry is preferred. Carpentry skills an asset. Please send resumes by email only to info@evertonridge.ca ROWING/PADDLING AssistSwan Lk Vernon. No exp reqfull training prov., 30hrs/wk $13p/h. Summer student position. Great work environment, ex opp to learn new skills. Min 14 wks, May-Aug. Send resume to lisa@vrdbc.com. Server Temporary P/T,morning shifts. Apply in person to Great Wall Restaurant, Armstrong Truck washer required, must be able to work in all climates, must have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600, no phone calls or drop ins please. Wellness health office assistant, full time. Must be friendly, energetic, self motivated, multitasker, a team player. Computer & strong communication skills an asset. Please drop off resumes in person (no phone calls please) at 3502 31st Street, Vernon. Deadline to apply: April 29

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

For sale Emerald and Pyramid cedars. 6 to 7’ $20. Also Golden Globes, skyrockets. 250-542-6004.

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. Farm Worker. Thinning, picking, pruning, $10.33/hr. up to 55/hrs/week, July 1 - Oct 31. Contact Rajan Bagha, 250-938-0738 General Laborer required to load and unload trucks and wash trailers, must be physically fit and have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600, no phone calls or drop ins please. Job opening live in stable worker, must be experienced with horses. duties include, stall cleaning, feeding livestock, general maintenance and cleaning of barn. Some riding possible.Salary includes 1 bdrm apartment in barn. Reply to Box # 11 C/O The Morning Star,4407-25 Ave, Vernon. 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. Longhorn Pub is seeking exp. servers & bartenders. You must be able to work in a fast paced enviro. & deliver exceptional customer service. Previous exp. in a restaurant or as a bartender an asset. Must possess a Serving It Right certificate. Competitive wage +benefit pkg. Please apply in person w/resume at 4513 25th Ave, Vernon B.C North Enderby Timber is looking to hire General Laborer’s, a Millwright and Heavy Duty Mechanic. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Now hiring part-time positions @ The Garden Ice Cream Parlor. Drop resumes off @ main office of Blue Stream Motel 4202 32nd St., Vernon, BC

Trades, Technical RV Journeyman & Apprentice Technicians required at Voyager RV, B.C. Interior’s Largest RV dealer! We’re just completing a brand new RV Service shop, and need fulltime Apprentice and Journeyman RV technicians now. If you have a passion to join a great service team, and want to work on the best RV brands, now is the time! Competitive wages, plus bonus plans and benefits! No layoffs. Please send your resumes to parts@voyagerrv.ca (Attn: Logan) or fax 250-766-4711.

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 clean up, weed whacking,hedge trim, painting.Paul 250-550-4256 Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Gutter cleaning, tree trimming,local moves.Kris 250-308-4100. Carpenters available for renos & new construction. $25/hr or by quote. Quality work 250309-3682 or 250-938-7057

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Required: Care aid who must live in Vernon, work in private home, female nonsmoker need only respond. 250-5585148, Fax 250-558-5285

We haul a lot more for less. Call anytime. 250-766-3835 Spring clean up & House maintenance, Norphil Handyman serves you. Reasonable rates. Call 250-542-6785 or 250-307-4466

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

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

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Home Care Certified Care Aide, 28 yrs exp, Home care, respite, foot care, errands, etc. Call Fern 250-260-3949

Kitchen Cabinets

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Watkin Motors service department is seeking a licensed technician. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefits package. Ford training an asset but not required. Email your resume

ATTN: SERVICE MANAGER alexw@watkinmotors.com

PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT REQUIRED FOR VERNON FUNERAL HOME

Job Requirements/ Qualifications: • 3-5 years related work experience • High School Diploma Required, College Degree Preferred • Must be able to operate office equipment and computers, with accurate results, and effectively use typical office software (word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software). • Requires the ability to deal with privileged information in a confidential manner • Detail oriented • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills • Ability to provide exceptional customer service. Please email resume to doug.sharpe@dignitymemorial .com

S WA N L A K E NURSERYLAND Do you have exceptional customer service skills and enjoy working with the public? We are looking for a full time seasonal Cashier to join the Swan Lake Team. Please fax resumes to 250-542-7952 or email: admin@myswanlake.com

ROGERS FOODS LTD. FLOUR & CEREALS PRODUCT TECHNICIAN I General Requirements A Product Technician I is responsible for performing all lab quality control tests and functions on an assigned or rotational basis as required at the Armstrong Division labs. The position will also support product development initiatives as required. Qualifications • Graduation from a recognized food sciences program with training in quality control • Completion of Grade 12 including Grade 12 Mathematics and Chemistry, plus at least one post-secondary course in Chemistry • Proficiency with currently-used software applications • Willing & available for shift work including weekends, holiday and emergency call-outs as required We offer • Full-time work (minimum 40 hrs/wk) • $17.80 plus applicable shift premium • Annual wage adjustments in accordance with the collective agreement • Company-sponsored benefits (after probation) • Industry-specific job training If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to rogershr@rogersfoods.com We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Rogers Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

Routes Available Consider being an independent carrier for ALL ROUTES AVAILABLE NOW UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED ARMSTRONG RT 512 - Rosedale & Colony Ave • 91 papers CITY RT 129 - 27 Ave & 35 St • 81 papers COLDSTREAM RT 214 - Westkal Rd • 76 papers RT 216 - Giles Dr & DeJong Dr • 92 papers

We Do It All! iPhone 4, 4S & 5 Repair PC Windows Fixing Hard Drive Data Recovery 19 years serving the community

KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 558-0561

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DRIVERS REQUIRED To take seniors on day trips. Valid class 4 driver’s license. For 20 passenger bus. Phone Jack - Schubert Centre Society at 250-549-4201

ENTRY LEVEL LABOURERS Synergy Pacific is a leader in the production of innovative engineered lumber products. Synergy has openings for entry level labourers. These are full time, union shift work positions. An attractive benefit package and a wage increase are offered after a 35 shift probation period is successfully completed. Typical duties for an Entry Level Labourer include but are not limited to: • Piling and sorting lumber • Manual lifting of materials from approximately 5 pounds to 100 pounds • Feeding and tailing moulders, presses and saws • Applying putty to wood products • Priming wood products • General clean up duties These jobs are physically demanding. Applicants must be physically capable to perform the above duties safely and efficiently in a busy industrial environment. Apply in person at 4175 Crozier Road, Armstrong B.C. between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday to Friday, attention to the Quality Control Manager. No phone calls or emails please. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 9, 2014. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RT 240 - Middleton Way & Courtland • 134 papers RT 241 - Mt Ida & Mt Tanner • 109 papers EAST HILL RT 61 - 30 Ave & 16 St • 115 papers • Avail. Apr 25 RT 74 - Pleasant Valley Rd & 32 Ave • 132 papers LAVINGTON RT 233 - Angus Dr & Dawe Dr • 73 papers LUMBY RT 603 - Fairview Ave & Catt Ave • 59 papers RT 605 - Park Ave & Wood Ln • 50 papers MISSION HILL RT 21 - 18 Ave & 31 St • 90 papers RT 92 - Argyle & Okanagan • 139 papers • Avail. Apr 25 RT 71 - 20 Ave & 36 St • 74 papers RT 122 - 17 Ave & 34 St • 54 papers OKANAGAN LANDING RT 419 - OK Ldg Rd & 6902 OK Terrace • 40 papers RT 423 - Long Acre Dr & Klinger Rd • 92 papers SWAN LAKE RT 313 - Scenic Valley MHP • 83 papers ALL ROUTES AVAILABLE NOW UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING

Book Now For Weekly S T R A H orks LAWN MAINTENANCE

FOR SALE - EMERALD & PYRAMID CEDARS.

• Year Round Maintenance • 18 Years in Business • Fast & Efficient Service • Residential, Commercial & Stratas

Also Golden Globes & Skyrockets.

Yardw

- MAINTENANCE - RETAINING WALLS - PATIO STONES - MASONRY - IRRIGATION - YARD CLEANUP **OVER 16 YEARS EXPERIENCE**

& OTHER LANDSCAPING NEEDS

250-542-6004

Call Penny & Bryon Home 250-558-5376 Please leave message

(778) 930-1031 Rocknyards.ca

NAGY LANDSCAPING BOOKING NOW!

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

EVERCARE LANDSCAPING

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener

* Residential * Commercial * Strata

6’ to 7’ - $20.00

NO JOB TOO SMALL

mazerjan@hotmail.com

Equipped to cut larger lawns power raking & aerating 250-550-5386

OK Landing Lawn & Garden

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

Commercial • Residential • Strata

SPRING CLEANUP Book Now!

Pruning • Mowing • Shrub & Hedge Shaping Call or text Jake 250-550-5849

RES & COMM • VERNON & AREA

250-558-5342 • 250-550-9405

Call Matt

250-306-9896

BLAST

SCREENED

ROCK TOPSOIL

LAWN MOWING LAWN MOWING Retired guy looking to keep busy. Reasonable rates for weekly or one time work. Call Warren

250-545-2298 or 250-306-3395

Blast Rock by the Load or by the Rock. CALL FOR PRICING.

Topsoil screened by the Load or by the Yard. CALL FOR PRICING.

250-558-8823 250-558-8823

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Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

YOU

• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies • Waterfall & Lighting Products

BELONG

HERE!

Authorized Dealer

CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

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

250-550-7900

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

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Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Painting & Decorating

Pets

Farm Equipment

Auctions

Auctions

Livestock

Livestock

WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

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

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

250-766-3835

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa grass mix 1st cut. 250545-1817. GOOD quality horse hay, small bales (250)835-4748 or (250)833-9595 Hay first crop alfalfa grass, 50lb bales. 4.50. No rain, near Gardom Lake. 250-832-4488.

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

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions BC LIVESTOCK SPRING AUCTION SALES May 3 – Williams Lake 10 am May 10 – Kamloops 10:30 am May 24 – Vanderhoof 11 am May 31– Prince George 10 am June 21 – Horsefly 10 am f.m.i. 250-573-3939 www.bclivestock.bc.ca

Landscaping

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

From

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$

RANCH PANELS & GATES

59

$

ON-SITE FARM SALE

BALE FEEDERS

595

$

3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 countrywestsupply.com

Landscaping

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

(signs will be posted)

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

www.valleyauction.ca or call 250.546.9420

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

Watch for further details or check our website

Landscaping

Landscaping

PICK UP OR DELIVERY NOW OPEN Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM DECORATIVE ROCK Saturday 8AM - 4PM WHITE DOLOMITE Sunday 9AM - 4PM Closed Statutory Holidays BLAST ROCK VISA, DEBIT, MASTERCARD, INTERACT, SENIORS DISCOUNT LAVA ROCK SLATE / FLAGSTONE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL www.justrocks.ca

JUST

250.541.0111 1.866.439.0111

ROCKS

NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL

ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

Sat., May 3rd • 10:00am

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan

We load pickups, trailers, etc … and we deliver! • Screened Topsoil • Decorative Rock • Natures Gold Products • Bark Mulch • Manure and Peat • Sand and Gravel

250.542.7520

Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.

Joe Deli (Spallumcheen)

From

Monday to Friday 8 - 5:30 PM Saturdays 8 - 4 PM Sundays (April/May) 9 - 2 PM

DOGWORKS Puppy Kindergarten- Beginner Obed. Starts June 9.Cert. Prof. Trainer. Join Now! Kathy 250-317-1288

BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 4th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322

GALVANIZED GATES

SPRING HOURS

Pet Services

Pets

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

, 1

186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND

250-260-0110 Feed & Hay

Feed & Hay

FARM SEED Horse & Sheep Pasture Mix

00 63 $ 00 20 kg ........................................... 105 Non-Irrigated Pasture Mix $ 00 20 kg ........................................... 150 Seed Oats $ 95 25 kg ................................................ 11 11 kg ................................................

$

Other seed available

3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 Open Monday to Saturday

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

Firewood/Fuel

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Recreational

Apt/Condo for Rent

FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

Car Dolly - New Tires $750. Call 250-306-1741

Furniture Hide-a-bed, fair cond. obo. 250-545-8527.

$40.

Heavy Duty Machinery 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 250-547-2584.

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

Misc. for Sale

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 2009 Specialized Roubaix Great road bike! 54 cm Medium full carbon frame with 105 components. Low mileage, great condition. Never crashed. Black w/silver trim. Only $1500. Call 250-307-4478 20hp Evenrude, good running order $600; .22 Hornet Bolt Scope, full box of ammo $225; Snow blade for Suzuki ATV $175 250-308-6421 30 bundles of Creston & Boyn Raspberry cane 10 canes/bundle $9.bundle. 250-503-0781. 30 gallon plastic barrels $15 each 250-558-0176 A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com BRIDGESTONE POTENZA TIRES 2 fronts - 225/40R18 OEM BMW run flat tires in excellent condition. Used only 5 months. Paid $950 new, will sell for $450. Call 250-3074478.

Open Houses

Composted horse manure, no shavings $20. loaded for you. 250-546-6968. Espresso-Cappucino machine (Breville) Like new, asking $80 778-475-1900

Garage Sale booking deadline is 4 pm Wednesday. Call 250-550-7900 Gently used Lifetime Electric Frying Pan $300; Rainbow Vacuum cleaner with accessories. Rainbow Rug Shampooer. $150 250-838-6351 Moving to Mexico! Everything must go! Household furniture and numerous smaller items. Call for more info 250-3070619 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

Misc. Wanted

DISTRESS SALES

The

CLIFFS

www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

from

950

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties

250-549-7258 Charming 4 Bed Family Home 1950’s, 4 bed, 2 full bath, hardwood floors, sep. garage, excellent location, two blocks from school & shopping. $289,000 Call 250-542-3995

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

Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 27 & Sunday, May 4 12 noon to 4 pm

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

Sporting Goods RUGER 10-22’s & Remington 597’s on sale. Glock 17, 20, 21, 22, CZ 527 & 452 & 550, Ruger American’s, 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 6.27 Ac. near Edgewood, full RV hookup, 25% down, e mail for pics: selkirk8@telus.net 250-269-7328

Apt/Condos for Sale Burnaby/Lougheed area 2bdrm, ideal for student, view MLS listing # v1020605 or call Gene Watt at 778-668-7253

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Thor Chinchilla REALTOR® PROPERTY MANAGER

250-309-1742 #16 - 333 Longspoon Drive, Predator Ridge, Vernon $

425,900

Two bdrm, 2 full bath town home for sale. Vaulted ceilings, amazing view of the 7th hole and 8th tee off, rich espresso hardwood floors in dining and living room area, ceramic tiles in foyer, kitchen and ensuites, and infloor heating in both ensuites ... just to name a few of the features in this gorgeous unit. Please visit our website for more features and photos: www.16-333longspoondrive.com

Recreational For lease 4 New RV Lakeshore Lots full service, power well water, septic. North end Ok Lake, 5 min from Golf Course, 15 min to Vernon. Call Joann 250-549-1618 or 250-309-6118 From custom building to major repairs, insurance claims, renovations & parts. Free estimates, reasonable rates and seniors’ discounts available. For all your RV Needs, call 250-493-7445 Penticton

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

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon LAKEVIEW 2 bdrm, 2 bath, FS, adult oriented, upstairs with a view. Sorry, NS, NP. $750/mo. + utilities. Available immediately. ONE BDRM New floors and paint, quiet unit overlooking creek, covered parking, on-site laundry, summer swimming pool. Close to grocery, on bus route. Sorry, NS, NP. $600/mo. Available immediately.

250-542-5580 1&2 bdrm aparts close to rec centre. N/P, N/S. $600-$800 + utils. (250)307-4948

For Sale By Owner Beautiful 3bdrm condo overlooking OK Lake, 1623sqft 7922 Ok Landing Rd #103, Asking $351,900. 250-5455546 or 250-550-4669

Open Houses

Recreation Paradise Year Round!

Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.

per month

F/S, W/D, DW, AC, heat, hydro and hot water included. Designated parking. NO smoking, NO pets.

Vernon

Collectors Currently Buying: Coin Collections, Antiques, Native Art, Old Silver, Paintings, Jewellery etc. We Deal with Estates 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

2 bdrm suites $

On-site Resident Manager Nice, quiet building. 4900 Okanagan Avenue

Word Ad Special

250-542-1701 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

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

Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane

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:

Any items under $500 Ad must include prices 3 issues = $11.05 + tax Call in your ad 250.550.7900 or email classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com

250-503-1257

A New Tradition of Quality Living

1bdrm, level entry, quiet convenient location near Schubert Center & bus rte. incl. h/w, cable, parking F/S. NS, 50+, $630 Call 250-309-3763 1LARGE 2bdrm apt. $750 /mo.+hydro, prefer NO PETS (will consider small pet) Avail Now. 250-869-9788. 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $800/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2bdrm apartment in six plex near hospital. f/s incld, n/p, util extra $600/mo 250-308-8500 MOUNTAINVIEW PLACE 3700 28A St. 1 bdrm downtown, secure bldg, balcony w/nice city view, recently renovated, dw, f/s, a/c Avail May 1, NS $700/mo 250-558-2928 Studio suite bright, newly reno’d $600. incl util & cable. N/S N/P 250-549-0644 Updated central 2 bdrm condo, top floor, view, $875/mo. RR. 604-727-1518

Commercial/ Industrial

1bdrm, Cozy Apt. close to Downtown Amenities, single adult oriented. N/S, N/P, Appl & util incl $550. 250-938-1101

5000sqft bldg. & fenced outdoor storage in Kelowna at a great deal! Call 250-878-6455

Open Houses

Open Houses

Open Houses

Armstrong: 4001 Salmon River Rd, Sun, April 27, 9-4, Not GARAGE Sale. May 3 from 9 on Saturday. Moving Yard -4. No early birds please. 2059 Hunter Crescent, Armstrong. Sale. household, tools, etc.

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

SPRING CLASSIFIED

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Automotive, RVs, Real Estate, Pets & Miscellaneous Excludes All Other classifications ONLY! Classifications

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Call in your ad 250.550.7900 or email classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com

Open Houses

Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE WEEK-END DRIVE WEEK-END DRIVE

ARMSTRONG 2225 Hayden Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 $264,900

CITY 1603 - 31 St Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $349,800

COLDSTREAM 1049 Mt Begbie Dr Sunday, starting at 2:30 $465,000

EAST HILL 1801 - 23 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 $389,900

HARWOOD 91, 4740 - 20 St Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $189,900

MISSION HILL 3917 - 21A Ave Sunday, 12:30 - 2:15 $329,000

5240 Hwy 97A Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00 $464,900

7, 1117 Mt Fosthall Dr Sunday, 2:00 - 3:15 $524,000

265 Cypress Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $549,900

BELLA VISTA 1104, 4900 Bella Vista Dr Sat & Sun, 1:00 - 3:00 from $289,900

936 Mt Grady Crt Sunday, 12:30 - 1:45 $439,000

DESERT COVE 652 - 6 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $395,000

ENDERBY 195 Salmon Arm Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $235,000

LAKE COUNTRY 24, 18451 Crystal Waters Rd Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $1,725,000

OKANAGAN LANDING 25, 1000 Snowberry Rd Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 $394,500

FOOTHILLS 117 Blackcomb Crt Sunday, 2:30 - 3:30 $538,000

MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 427 Middleton Way Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $499,000

PREDATOR RIDGE 6, 333 Longspoon Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $479,000

HARWOOD 11, 4404 - 20 St Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $324,900

1018 Revelstoke Pl Sunday, 12:00 - 2:00 $509,000

SPALLUMCHEEN 80, 8000 Highland Rd Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00 $179,900

INFO TO COME

5717 Richfield Pl Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $449,900

COLDSTREAM 8076 Howe Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $699,000

2606 - 12 St Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 $349,900

289 Inverness Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $528,900

BX 5377 McIntosh Rd Sunday, starting at 1:00 $419,900

8727 Hofer Pl Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $659,000

EAST HILL 700 Cavalier Crt Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $569,900 19, 1220 - 25 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $342,900 4301 Wellington Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $429,000

13, 4404 - 20 St Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $300,000 37, 4740 - 20 St Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 $199,900

523 Middleton Close Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $549,000 MISSION HILL 200, 3929 - 22 St Sunday, 1:30 - 4:00 $194,000

23, 9510 Hwy 97N Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 $184,900


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Transportation

Transportation

Want to Rent

Sport Utility Vehicle

Boats

Quiet retired lady needs a home. 2bdrm preferably,n/s. 250-545-0422.

1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer, offers. 250-503-1034.

Rentals

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

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

TWO MONTHS FREE RENT.

Transportation

Antiques / Classics 72 Lincoln Cont. 460, 4-dr, collector plates, matching #’s, no rust.$2,500 250-306-3635

Auto Accessories/Parts RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Auto Financing

250-862-7785

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

RENT TO OWN

FREE Hotlist of best buy rent to own properties www.RentToOwnVernon.com

Vernon

250-549-7258 2bdrm level entry, 4 apps, n/s, n/p, $900 mo includ util, 250558-3664 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1200.incl util. 250-558-3664 3bdrm w/basement, Middleton Mountain Area, June 1, n/p, n/s, $1400/mo (250)545-5841 5bdrm, 2bath, S.Vernon, quiet cul-de-sac, n/s, no pets, f/s w/d $1100+util 250-307-3586.

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. $475 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 1bdrm, D.T. from $475 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 ROOM $425+ cable - Fridge, utils incl, shared kitchen, bath, laundry, bus rte, lower East Hill. Aval May 1 250-558-3579

Trucks & Vans 1993 Ford Ranger XL 4x4 ext cab, 5-spd, 4cyl, 224K, $1,600. (778)475-2078 1995 Chevy van, G20, excellent runner, new windshield, brakes, good rubber, 350, First $800 takes.250-550-5550.

Scrap Car Removal #11AAA Automotive recycling will meet or beat all competitors cash offers for your scrap vehicles. (250)808-1894 #1AA Auto Recycler’s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Scott 250-558-8855 *1AA SCRAP REMOVAL. WE WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS PRICING, 250-801-4199 #1Summit Auto Recycling, fair value for your unwanted vehicles 250-307-8869

Homes for Rent

Escorts

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95., Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

Since 1969

MS. EMILY MARIE: Upscale Companion Sensual & Petite. 34B~26~38 Vernon: Apr. 30th (3pm) to May 1st (11am). Luxurious hotel incall. Call 250-507-1227 or online at: www.msemilymarie.ca

Sales & Service Ltd.

Now Your Authorized

Load My Boat Dealer

*NiKKi* 38DDD, Seductive Beauty. Prefer text (250)-308-2623.

We carry the full product line in stock. Sales and installation now available.

Call today for a free quote 250-545-5101 kenkraftsalesltd@shaw.ca

2001 GMC Sierra 1500

2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 auto, a/c, box liner, low kms, 4.7L,V8, $8,700obo 250-549-1333 2006 GMC 3500 CC dually, 4x4 auto, 6L, flat deck with hidden 5th wheel 137K. $9200. obo. 250-307-3170

Extra cab, short box, 2wd, automatic, 4 speed, 5.4 litre, V8, brake controller, tow package, keyless entry, power windows, doors & mirrors, 181,539 km Excellent condition Inside & Out

V6, leather, only 25,248 kms.

Escorts Gentleman’s Leisure, Vernon. Beautiful Attendants. Short notice apt, discrete, in/out 250-307-8174 Jessica blonde BBW, 42DD beauty. In/out independent 250-540-8064.

Stk# 4P009

Recreational/Sale

Must be clean with clear title. Call for more info. Low consignment fees.

Since 1969

• Government Certified Techs • Best Parts selection, new and used, in BC • 45 Years of Trusted Service

Go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 kenkraftsalesltd@shaw.ca

Apt/Condo for Rent

Townhouses

Brookside Garden Rentals Family Oriented Complex Units have been freshly painted, new flooring and carpets. Three bedroom, 1.5 baths, full basement, near hospital and downtown area.

DOWNTOWN STORAGE WANTED

Very close to bus routes and short walk to “Wholesale Club”.

Call 250-308-6025

Professional Property Management Services

Serious inquires call …

R entals V ernon.com #101-2901 32 St., Vernon

250-550-2120

250-549-4467 Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower 1bdrm furnished (or not) bsmn’t suite, jacuzzi tub, f/p, wireless internet & cable, n/s, no parties, no drugs, pets negotiable, mature adults only, $800./mo + $100. util. email trishperreault@gmail.com call 1-780-740-5656 2-bdrm, $850/mo incl util, own laundry, storage, sep/entry, f/s, w/d, parking, fenced yard, n/s, n/p, close to downtown. (250)558-3664 2bdrm walk-out, Middleton Mtn $1200 util incl., n/s, no parties, n/p. May 1st. 250-275-3188. Bachelor, n/s, n/p, no laundry, suits single person. $600.incl utilities. 250-549-0738 EastHill new 2 bdrm walk-out suite, stainless appliances, full size laundry, n/s, n/p, $1000. util incl. (250)309-7695 Large 2bdrm, Hwy 6, Coldstream, Avl May 1, 1/2 acre, frt loaders, HD wifi, all inclusive, No Cats.$900. 250-309-6299

We have qualified tenants… Need more inventory

$

19,990

DL# 6076

Legal Notices

Now accepting 2003 & newer RVs for consignment sales!

Apt/Condo for Rent

Cars - Domestic

WATKIN MOTORS

Time to UPGRADE!

Dealer #5529

for 26 years!

2013 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED

Storage

Single or Double garage for Personal things, tools - household. Prefer 32 Ave to North end. Approx. $100/month

BANNISTER

LIKE GOLD!

Adult

Homes for Rent

29, 200

Tim Hooper treats you

GORMAN Bros. Lumber Ltd. FSP amendment #17 has been approved for the addition of Gudeit Bros. Contracting Ltd. NRFL A84998. The FSP amendment has been approved without having been made publicly available for review and comment. Operations under the FSP have been authorized to begin May 1, 2014.

250-718-4969 (Kelowna)

Call 1-800-667-3742

14-242A

Cars - Domestic

$4,250

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow.

$

Stk#

5.3L, loaded

www.bannisters.com

Recreational/Sale Immaculate 1997 Ford 150xlt

2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT CREW CAB 4X4

4703 - 27th Street, VERNON DL#9133 Selling GM 250-545-0606 • Cell 250-308-8599 vehicles in Vernon

Dealer #5529

Phone: 250-718-4969

2000 TravelAir Motor Home, 22’ Ford V10, air, awning, slps 6, great cond, $20,000.obo 250-260-1941, 250-308-9532 2005 Keystone Cougar 244 EFS-26’. Light weight, Winter polar pkg, slide out, bike rack, solar panal, pwr front jacks, tv/stereo & lots more! $18,000. Call 250-308-6499 Car Dolly - New Tires $750. Call 250-306-1741 Thinking About Selling Your RV, Car or Truck? Tesko Auto Sales Park & Sell Program. 250-938-1258 www.teskovernon.com Utility Trailers for rent. Car, dump, cargo, rv 250-558-9000 specialtytrailerrentals.com

Transportation

Legal Notices

$6,000

Recreational/Sale

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of VICTOR JOHN WILLIAMS also known as VICTOR WILLIAMS, also known as VICTOR J. WILLIAMS, Deceased, formerly of 4875 Salmon River Road, Armstrong, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of VICTOR JOHN WILLIAMS also known as VICTOR WILLIAMS, also known as VICTOR J. WILLIAMS, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, c/o CULOS & COMPANY at Box 70, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 on or before June 2, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS The District of Coldstream is requesting Quotations for the supply and delivery of One (1), Current Model, 4 Door, 4 X 4½ Ton Pickup Truck A full RFQ Package is available at the District’s website, www.districtofcoldstream.ca Sealed Quotations will be received up to 2:00 p.m. Local Time Thursday, May 15, 2014

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