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Lavington residents are discovering how critical water is to their everyday lives. It’s been a week since 700 to 800 homes east of Murphy Road and Highway 6 were forced on to a Do Not Drink notice because of contamination at the Antwerp Springs well. Since then, drinking water, washing dishes, cooking and bathing have been a challenge. “We’re packing up every morning and evening to friends and family to shower and do laundry,” said resident Kim Lurentz. She’s particularly had to keep an eye on two-year-old son Matthew. “He’s always wanting to turn the taps on and get a drink of water. He doesn’t understand,” she said. Even going to the washroom has required some planning. “We have a couple of one-gallon jugs for the bathroom and sanitizers everywhere,” said resident Mike Mansell. To assist residents, showers are being made available at Wesbild Centre from 5 a.m. to midnight daily and a tanker truck is providing water at the Lavington fire hall. Residents can also pick up disposable plates and cutlery. At Lavington Elementary School, sinks and fountains are shut down and bottled water and sanitizers are being made available to students. “They are living the situation at home so they’re clear about what’s going on,” said principal Maggie Badgero. However, the Do Not Drink notice has gone beyond an inconvenience for some Lavington businesses, which have been closed for a week. “I can’t sustain it much longer,” said Judy King, with the Bluenose Deli. “I’m a new business owner and a small business owner. This is my retirement plan.” The North Okanagan Regional District,



Resident Mike Mansell fills up a jug of water from a tanker truck parked at the Lavington fire hall Monday. which operates the utility, is monitoring the impact on residents and businesses. “We understand the difficulty customers are going through but our objective is to ensure the safety of the water,” said Renee Clark, water quality technologist. The notice originally covered 1,200 homes in Coldstream and Lavington but those west of Murphy Road were downgraded to a boil water alert on the weekend. Depending on discussions with the Interior Health Authority, Clark hopes

that the boil water alert west of Murphy Road can be taken off late today, while there is a chance those residents east of Murphy Road could shift to a boil water alert Thursday. “Things (test results) are looking quite good and operations crews are out flushing the system,” said Clark, adding that updates will be provided to the public as warranted. The Ministry of Environment is still investigating the source of the contamination.

The long-term future of a Vernon road, and the public’s ability to use it, is still unknown. Members of the City of Vernon and Okanagan Indian Band councils met Monday, and among the issues on the agenda was Lakeshore Road. “We are in process with a specific claim and the city’s position hasn’t changed in terms of ownership,” said Fabian Alexis, band chief. Last spring, the band indiFabian Alexis cated Lakeshore Road, from Tronson Road to Vernon Creek, could be shut down because of outstanding legal issues. The band, which has filed a claim with the federal government, says that development of the road never followed legal requirements. Wayne Lippert However, city officials insist they took over authority for the road right-of-way when Okanagan Landing was annexed in 1993. The issue came to a head last spring when the band told the city to abandon a $733,000 construction project that would have addressed safety concerns on the adjacent beach. Alexis says there was no discussion Monday as to whether the band will close Lakeshore Road down. ““But we told the mayor that is a possibility. There has been no decision to close the road,” he said. The goal behind the meeting was to re-establish communication on issues of concern to both the band and the city. “We all live in the valley together. We may not like what each other is doing but we have to learn to live together,” said Alexis. Mayor Wayne Lippert could not be reached for comment, but in a press release he described the session as positive. “I feel confident that communication is reestablished, which I know will allow both the city and OKIB to move forward,” he said. “As leaders of our communities, we are agreed that now is the time to set a good example for our youth, and the generations to follow, and to establish a more productive working relationship that benefits the everyday lives of all our citizens.”




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News Passionate volunteer earns honour RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s newest Good Citizen can’t understand why people are making such a fuss over her legacy of volunteerism. May Correale, 76, was surprised with the prestigious honour during a Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary executive meeting Monday. “What ever I’ve done, I’ve done from my heart. I love the auxiliary and what it does,� she said. “I didn’t realize they thought I was doing anything special. I was just doing what I wanted to do.� Correale, who has lived in Vernon since 1978, joined the VJH Auxiliary in 1980. Since then, she has served as president of the auxiliary and has overseen activities at the hospital gift shop for more than a decade. She has also pushed the gift cart through the hospital for many years and is known for playing Mrs. Claus during annual Christmas festivities at VJH and the Polson extended care unit. “I get a lot of self-satisfaction out of it,� she said. Correale also plays an important role as the auxiliary’s historian, maintaining all of the organization’s pertinent records and documents. “We couldn’t do it without her. We depend on her a lot,� said Elaine Dubois, auxiliary president. “She’s a rock. She’s very deserving,� added Cheryl Tomiak, an auxiliary member. Beyond the hospital, Correale provides flowers for Our Lady of the Valley Church in Coldstream every Sunday, and she has volunteered at North Okanagan Hospice House for 16 years. “May has placed the dignity, care and comfort of our clients as a priority,� said Rylan Sandberg, volunteer co-ordinator at


May Correale fights back emotions as she is proclaimed Vernon’s Good Citizen, while members of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary look on.

“What ever I’ve done, I’ve done from my heart.� — May Correale Hospice House. Pat Rusk, Correale’s daughter, describes her mother as someone who has always

gone above and beyond for others in the community. “She’s the type of person that derives satisfaction from giving,� she said. Among those on hand for Monday’s surprise was Keith Brewis, a longtime friend and former Good Citizen himself. “There is no more deserving a person than May,� he said. “She is so dedicated to the auxiliary, her family and her church.� The 2009 Good Citizen of the Year award

Senior knocked down and purse stolen ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The hunt is on for the individual that snatched a purse from a Vernon senior. Police were called to the 3000 block of 37th Street Saturday after receiving word that an 84-year-old woman had been pushed down from behind by an unknown suspect, and her purse was stolen.

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A police service dog was called to the scene, but could not establish the suspect’s tracks. The woman’s purse has not been recovered. Police are asking for anybody who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information, to contact them at 250545-7171, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477.


was presented by the Vernon chapter of Junior Chamber International. “There were more than 15 nomination letters written on her behalf,� said Terry-Ann Kendrick, Good Citizen committee chairwoman, of Correale. “Reading the letters was a very humbling experience.� As Good Citizen, Correale will take part in the Vernon Winter Carnival parade Jan. 30, as well as other activities during Winter Carnival.


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Tributes flow in for Davidson RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Neil Davidson is being remembered as someone who always put his community first. The former Vernon mayor, volunteer and lawyer died Saturday at the age of 93. “I don’t know of anyone who had as great a love for Vernon than Neil,” said Klaus Tribes, who served on council with Davidson in the GREATER VERNON MUSEUM early 1980s. Neil Davidson (left) shares a laugh with colleague Peter Seaton in the 1950s. Davidson, who was born in Stettler, Alta. “He was a leader,” was legal consultant for deep, and he will truly Feb. 23, 1916, moved to said Ken Christensen, Guatemala in 1985 and be missed. Vernon with who was a part- Antigua in 1986. “He was a unique his family in ner at Davidson Over the years, man. He was so many the 1920s. and Company. Davidson received things to so many peoHe ultimate“If he saw numerous accolades ple,” said Christensen. ly left to go you going in the including being named Davidson is survived to law school wrong direc- Queen’s Counsel in by his children Diane in Alberta tion, he let you 1969, Vernon’s most Beaumont, Barbara and after know but in a valuable person award Davidson, Margaret serving in good way. He in 1989, the Queen Newell and Gordon the Second was a mentor Elizabeth Jubilee award Davidson, 13 grandNeil Davidson World War, and there if you in 2003 and Vernon’s children, 13 greathe returned had a problem.” highest honour, the grandchildren and sister to Vernon in D a v i d s o n Freedom of the City, in Norah Foord. 1946 and joined the law was special counsel to 1997. A celebration of firm that would eventu- the commission lookChristensen believes life service will be held ally become Davidson ing into liquor laws in Davidson’s influence on at Paddlewheel Park and Company. 1969 and 1970, and he the community runs Saturday at 1:30 p.m. When then-mayor Bob Neil died in office in 1979, Davidson ran for the position and held the term as mayor until 1981. “I was a rookie councillor and he involved me. He was always looking for people to work with him,” said Tribes. “I always considered him a mentor. I ran a lot of things by him and asked for his opinion.” Davidson also made his mark elsewhere in the community, serving with the Social Planning Council, the chamber of commerce, the community music school, st * Rotary, the water connd * servation board, the United Way and the rd * People Place. He also sat on the Okanagan College Advisory Committee and was a member of the University of B.C. senate. “He was very much a community-minded person. He spent his whole life here and that was the main reason behind it,” said Tom Foord, brother-in-law. 7 days without Besides volunteerKal Fitness ing, law was a driving force in Davidson’s life makes one weak and he freely passed his knowledge and pas*Long term only sion on to new lawyers entering the field. 549-1240 CALL TODAY! • #15 - 100 KAL LAKE RD, VERNON


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The owner of a shrimp trawler is increasingly convinced its sinking is suspicious. The 42-foot-long boat used for harvesting shrimp submerged into about 55 metres of water near Paddlewheel Park Jan. 1. It was raised last week. “It does appear sabotage is the reason the boat was sunk and we are working with the RCMP on an investigation,” said Nuri Fisher, president of Kelownabased Piscine Energetics, which owns the boat. Fisher says a valve in the engine room was opened and that allowed lake water to flow into the boat. “This is a real malicious act to pull a stunt like this,” he said. Fisher would not speculate on why someone would want to damage the vessel. The RCMP confirm that they are still looking into the case. “The file is open and our officers will be talking to him (Fisher) as to what should be

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - The Morning Star A7


Star considers search fee Morning Star Staff

Three Kelowna residents could be facing a bill after leaving a ski hill’s boundaries forced a search. Silver Star Mountain Resort is currently determining if any financial action will be taken against the 34-year-old man, 37-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl who left the marked area at Putnam Creek Sunday. “We will do a formal interview and assess that (recovering search costs) as more information becomes available,” said Michael Sherwood, general manager. “It’s a real possibility.” Silver Star’s ski patrol was first contacted by the family at 4 p.m. and the trio indicated they had gone out of bounds. “It was clearly marked. The area they went through was 20 feet from the sign,” said Sherwood. Twenty-one members of Vernon Search and Rescue were also called in to assist with the search, but finding the family was difficult because they had taken their skis off and hiked around. They could not provide a specific location to emergency crews. The lost party was found at about 9 p.m. by a ski patrol member and it took them an hour to walk to to a ski run where they were then transported to the village. “The little girl was the coldest but they were all

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Snowmobiler dies in avalanche LACHLAN LABERE

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but we’ve had no serious injuries or deaths and then last year we had the one on Owl’s Head and now this one on Queest.” Moores says day-use of the local mountains is close to 20,000 riders per season, and the amount of incidents that occur have, on the whole, been relatively low. “In terms of incidents that we’ve had, there are some injuries and whatever, but there are in any sport I guess,” said Moores. With current warm weather conditions the Canadian Avalanche Centre say snowmobilers need to take extra caution when using local hills, noting avalanche

Assault suspect turns himself in Morning Star Staff

A suspect wanted in connection with an assault at a Vernon night club turned himself into police Monday. Then, a provincial court judge sentenced him to prison. Stewart Wayne Hill, 38, of Vernon, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm in Vernon Provincial Court, where judge Edmond De Walle then sentenced Hill to 60 days in prison.

Vernon RCMP had been seeking a second suspect in connection with a Jan. 3 attack at Boomers Night Club that left a 40-year-old man in Vernon Jubilee Hospital with head injuries. Dustin Curtis Burden, 25, of Vernon, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident. He is due to appear again in court in February.

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y first encounter with Neil Davidson is lost to the passage of time, but the second one is hard to forget. It was the spring of 1992 and I was driving to my brother’s graduation ceremony at the University of B.C. Finally giving into the hunger pains that had developed miles before, I pulled off the Trans-Canada and into the McDonalds in Langley. As I looked over the menu, I recognized a familiar face standing in front of me — Neil. I introduced myself and found out that he was heading back to Vernon from UBC, where he served on the senate. We had a brief chat and wished each other a safe journey. That could have been as far as our relationship Richard Rolke ever went, but as the years went on, my encounters with Neil, who died Saturday, became more numerous. Often I would see him sitting at Vernon Rotary Club meetings while I was covering a speaker. His eyes would sparkle and he would give me that boyish smile that frequently crossed his face. Even a room apart and with no words spoken, it was his way of saying, “Hello, good to see you.” And when we did come face-to-face, he inevitably started things off by saying, “How are you kid?” Being the former mayor that he was, the conversation quickly would shift to what was going on at city hall. He never lost his passion for politics or his love for Vernon, and he would try and get the latest information or insight out of me. It also wasn’t uncommon for me to pick up the phone and find Neil at the other end. Once again politics would be on his mind and he’d be wanting to discuss things. Or he would have a tip about someone he thought might make an interesting story. The relationship also took an interesting turn


as I was a reporter and he had called Vernon his home since he was a child in the 1920s. Whenever a prominent citizen died, I inevitably got a hold of Neil for a few comments for the story I was working on. His knowledge of people was vast and he was never afraid to share a story. But it was never lost on him as to why I was calling and once, as he heard my voice on the phone, I remember him saying, “Who died now?” The most difficult call came in December 1993 when Justice Peter Seaton died from a heart attack while skiing at Silver Star. They were longtime friends, former law partners and Neil was with him on the slopes when Seaton collapsed. His emotions overflowed as he spoke to me. It was obvious he had been crying and tears were likely still rolling down his face. At that moment it was difficult to be an impartial reporter. Here was an individual who had lost a close friend and he was hurting. Behind every interview and story is a person, and it’s a lesson I never forgot. I last saw Neil late last fall when I stopped by his residence for a visit. It had been a few years since he had seen me and I wasn’t sure if he would remember who I was. But as I sat down next to him and he looked up at me, there were those sparkling eyes and that broad smile. And Neil being Neil, we started talking about politics and he clearly had been following the papers and what had been going on at city hall. His wonderful sense of humour was also clearly evident as I started complaining about my workload and how it was taking a toll on my 41-year-old body. Sitting in a wheelchair and his years of skiing and track long behind him, 93-year-old Neil laughed and said, “Cry me a river.” His body had given up on him, but his mind was sharp. Over the last 20 years in the North Okanagan, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people but getting to know Neil was truly an honour and a privilege, and my life is better for it.

The ongoing Do Not Drink emergency in Lavington is a clear indication of how precious water is, and how disruptive life can get when the resource is cut off. Buying bottled water for drinking is easy to do, but thousands of people have been left wondering how to brush their teeth, bathe, wash dishes and cook. Two restaurants have been forced to close down, impacting the bottom line not only of their owners, but their employees. That’s why it is so critical that the North Okanagan Regional District and the Interior Health Authority determine howAntwerp Springs got contaminated. And while the actual source of the contamination is interesting information, the entire focus must be on greatly minimizing future emergencies like this. NORD has already taken a positive step by enlisting a contractor to look at the integrity of the ground wells and what infrastructure changes may be required. But if upgrades are needed, the reality is that a considerable infusion of cash may be required. And unlike what occurred with the Duteau Creek improvements, local taxpayers should not be left virtually on the entire hook. The provincial government should be willing to step forward with grants, particularly as it’s been a government agency, the Interior Health Authority, that has been dictating the terms of the Do Not Drink order. NORD, IHA, the District of Coldstream and other organizations have shown how they can pull together during an emergency. But let’s hope that such cooperation exists when the real work needs to be done and that is ensuring the integrity of the water supply.

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was reading the paper and came across the article Coyotes pay the price. I am extremely disappointed with the onedimensional views of the author. It is obvious to me that they have never had to defend themselves or family against wild animals. I live on a farm and my dad is an ex police officer so I've been around guns my entire life and have yet to kill even one coyote. However last winter I came as close as I have ever been when a coyote was within 50 yards of the house and my pets. And not just once or twice, it was stalking my dog for almost a week trying to get it to come closer to the bush so they could gang up on her. Lucky for us it only took one warning shot for it to leave and since then it hasn't come close, however if they start to come much closer than 50 yards away I'm going LAVINGTON LIGHTS This is just an update to our light display, that has now finished for the season and what a busy one. We have averaged, pre-Christmas, 60 to 80 cars per hour, topping out to a massive 600 cars Christmas Eve. We were able to donate more than 500 items to the Lumby food bank. Plus we were able to donate $349 to the Lavington firefighters fund. After speaking with many happy viewers coming from far and wide, one comment that sticks in my head was a lovely woman in her snow boots standing in the cold. She said, "What a wonderful display. It's most eloquent." I was touched. All in all, we think and hope everyone enjoyed a very good display. Just wait until this coming Christmas. John, Marilyn and Chris Kirby IN RESPONSE Colin Mayes - "Most of them don't even know about it." What a demeaning insult to his

to start aiming for the lungs, not behind them. Honestly I have no desire to kill coyotes. I never did. They have an important role in the food chain and I understand that which brings me to my next point.

constituents! Mr. Mayes and Stephen Harper may be in for a big surprise on Jan. 23 when they learn of the many Canadians who do know and care deeply about this mockery of Parliament and the real reasons for it. Frank Flanagan CLIMATE CHANGE Our current federal government has been resisting the great pressures to go along with the hype of climate change based on carbon emissions and waste billions of our dollars on nonsense. In support of their actions, I urge you to spend a little time and read some of the information presented by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine on its website. This site has the support of over 31,000 scientists from around the world. pproject/s33p36.htm After you read this data, I'm positive that the 31,000 scientists will be joined by more than a few of our clear minded citizens in supporting the reasoning that we

In the article, it says that "too many of us are just opportunistic" implying that the coyotes are smarter than humans for the most part. I think that is spoken from the heart of a true animal rights activist and stereotypes most people as desensitized morons

must do our part in preventing the hype from ruining our economy and the lives of our future generations. If you prefer to read the "short version" of what this is all about, go to: questions.php It answers a few questions quickly. As I have been around for over 65 years, I won't be around for another 50 to see what happens, but my kids and grandchildren will. Please get just a little involved and contact your MP and / or MLA (you can get their contact info just by Googling their names) and let them know you support them in not signing legislation that restricts our access to hydrocarbon based energy sources. Even just forwarding this website information to them will show them your feelings of support. Vic Porcher OLYMPIC BLUES A few weeks ago you printed a letter from a gentleman who said he was not a proud Canadian when it came to the 2010 Olympic Games.

who only think of themselves. This is not true in the least, in fact I believe that most people, including hunters, respect all wildlife and for someone who has less respect for other humans than for wild animals to say that we are just opportunistic doesn't surprise me. I'm sorry but there are hundreds of thousands of untouched acres where the wild animals can fill their boots and if they come close to me or my family/pets they will find out that we are not here as a supply of food and if they persist and come as close as 50 yards or closer with intent to eat me or my grandparents or my dog their rights and freedoms are the least of my concerns. Please look at the perspective of others before you spout off in an antagonistic manner in order to create a story out of nothing. Please. Doug Roseveare

Like the author of that letter, I wish my tax dollars were spent more prudently on such things as health care, child protection, housing, education, etc. My anti-Olympic feelings grow each time I see and hear an Olympic athlete on TV. They thank their parents, coaches, Olympic organizers, politicians, spouses, sponsors, family pets, their lucky stars and God for their chance to compete in Vancouver. Not once have I heard one of these pampered prima donnas thank us, the taxpayers from whose pockets come the millions of dollars that support their life styles. And the final insult to us taxpayers is that most of can't afford to travel to Vancouver and watch even just one minor event, let alone the glamour events such as the gold medal hockey games. But do not worry. In our absence our politicians have taken still more tax dollars to buy luxury box seats for themselves and other dignitaries. Our MLA Eric Foster incredibly

says that attending these events is "work"... poor Eric. The 2010 Olympics? Not proud. Won't be watching. G.B. Strom

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Olympic colours dot torch route ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The Olympic torch relay in Armstrong-Spallumcheen will be a colourful affair. The event is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 26, starting in Spallumcheen at 2:22 p.m. from Blue Mountain Nursery on Pleasant Valley Road. “We are encouraging people to come out and line the route wearing the colours of the Olympic rings – yellow, black, red, blue and green,” said Armstrong city administrator Patti Ferguson. The route is divided into five sections and each section is encouraged to wear a specific colour. Handmade Olympic torch relay scarves, in matching colours, will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who line the relay route. The first section, from Blue Mountain Nursery to the Pleasant Valley Secondary School entrance, fans are encouraged to wear yellow. From PVSS to Rosedale Avenue, organizers hope to see spectators decked out in black. Red is the colour from

“There will be plenty of fun, games and activities for everyone.” — Patti Ferguson Rosedale Avenue to Park Drive. Participants and fans lined up from Park Drive to Mill Street are asked to wear blue. And, for the final leg, from Mill Street to the McDonald’sPetro-Can area on Smith Drive, organizers hope to see spectators decked out in green. Volunteer groups will be handing out hot chocolate along the torch route. Torch bearers remain somewhat of a mystery. “Only three people who have been selected have come forward and told us so,” said Ferguson. After the relay, which is expected to take less than an hour to complete, everyone is encouraged to head to the IPE Grounds. “There will be plenty of fun, games and activities for everyone,” said Ferguson. A dance will be held at the

Hassen Arena starting at 3:30 p.m., alternating between a DJ and live music. Curling demonstrations (curling club) and skating and hockey demos (Nor-Val Sports Centre) also start at 3:30 p.m. Girl Guides will be hosting a biathlon event while the local Boy Scouts will host a relaystyle event. The Ar mst rongSpallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and RCMP will be running a broomball game. Lions Family Bingo will run from 4-5 p.m. inside the Centennial hall, and Search and Rescue will be hosting an outdoor display. A huge bonfire will be lit to make sure everyone stays warm. During the festivities in and around the grounds, the Glad Tidings Church will be providing free food in the form of vegetarian chili and beef-

on-a-bun. At 6 p.m., people are encouraged to head inside the Agriplex to gather for a huge community photo. “We will have a photographer up on a lift and we’d love as many people as possible to be in the photo,” said Ferguson. Closing ceremonies will be held inside the Hassen Arena at 7 p.m. Ferguson said that’s another reason they’d like to hear from the selected torchbearers, to invite them to take part in the closing ceremonies. As part of the torch relay festivities, a special passport will be handed out in advance. “People can pick up the passports, bring them to the various locations and get stamps so they can say they’ve participated in this historic event,” said Ferguson. The passports will be available Thursday at Armstrong City Hall, Township of Spallumcheen office, the IPE office, Askew’s Foods and the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

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Excitement is building as the Olympic torch relay rolls through Enderby Jan. 26. The fun starts with a staging event at the Enderby Senior’s Complex at 2 p.m. “The parking lot will be alive with the sound of the Spallumcheen drummers and other entertainment,” said Tate Bengston, with the Enderby Chamber of Commerce. “There will be hot chocolate and flag-waving as we build-up to the torch relay. Flags and refreshments will be provided. Just bring your Olympic spirit.” It’s expected the torch will arrive just after 3 p.m. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so be sure to mark it on your calendar,” said Bengston.

In the evening, there will be an Enderby Anthem contest at A.L. Fortune Secondary. “This is our home-grown version of Canadian Idol,” said Bengston. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment. This will be followed by the anthem contest, during which finalists will perform their anthems. After all the finalists have performed, the crowd will vote for its favourite anthem, which will be performed one more time. The winner will get to record their anthem in a studio. “The winning entry will also be available for all to hear online,” said Bengston. Download the official rules from the Olympic torch relay page at

District to welcome Olympic torch RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Coldstream has launched an Olympic countdown. The district will welcome the 2010 Winter Games torch relay as it passes through the region Tuesday. Festivities will get underway when the torch arrives in the area of the Kal Lake Store at about 11:30 a.m. “The Kalamalka Highlanders Band will be playing as it arrives there,” said Irma Breitkreutz, with the district. The relay will then head east on Kalamalka Road and the official proceedings will end at the Aberdeen Road intersection at about 11:56 p.m. Members of the Kalamalka Secondary School band will perform in front of the municipal

office as the relay approaches. A public reception will then run at the municipal office from noon to 1 p.m. “We will have some healthy snacks and Olympic lapel pins will be distributed to students,” said Breitkreutz. From Coldstream, the torch relay will make its way along Highway 6 into Vernon.


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A group of North Okanagan residents is incredulous at MP Colin Mayes’ remarks that most constituents don’t care about Parliament being prorogued and are holding a rally Saturday to make sure he gets the message. The Vernon chapter of Canadians Against Proroguing Parliment (CAPP) will gather outside Mayes’ office at 2 p.m. Saturday marching with placards and offering petitions for people to sign. “We’re not rubes,” said local CAPP organizer Ryan Painter. “(Mayes) thinks we don’t care and that we’re ignorant of what goes on in Ottawa. “We don’t feel that way and the majority of Canadians don’t feel that way. He thinks we don’t care; let’s show him

“We’re not rubes.” — Ryan Painter that we care.” Painter, a 25-year-old Vernon native, is pleased that about 210,000 people across Canada have joined CAPP’s Facebook group and hopes the numbers climb for Vernon as well. “Locally, there’s almost 40 people now. We’ve still got about a week to go and I’m hoping we have more people.” The local chapter’s Facebook group is called Canadians Against the Prorogation of Parliament (Vernon - Okanagan Chapter). A keen interest in Canadian politics is what has driven

Painter to take action. He’s a writer for the website and what he wants to get through to Mayes is simple. “The message that we’d deliver to him is that we are his representatives and we expect him to get back to work. We elected you and we expect you to do more than just toe the line and rubber stamp what Stephen Harper does.” So far, Painter’s interaction with Mayes has been discouraging. “Since the (prorogation) announcement came out, I e-mailed Colin Mayes on a weekly basis and the prime

minister with my dissatisfaction with this.” Painter received no response to his initial e-mail and has since sent specific queries to the MP but has twice received the same form e-mail as to why the Conservatives chose to take a break. Reasons given include interacting with communities to get feedback on the climate action plan but Painter says that doesn’t wash because the plan is already in place. “Why are they proroguing Parliament to speak with people who have already voted?” Painter wants the public to know they are welcome to join his group on Saturday at Mayes’ office. “People need to know that they can come out and expect support from other people being there.”


Vernon’s politicians continue to try and hammer out a financial plan. Council will hold special committee of the whole meetings Thursday and Friday to discuss the proposed 2010 budget. “The process has been slow and steady but we’re studying it on a line-by-line basis,” said Coun. Bob Spiers. One objective will be to consider almost $4 million in extra budget requests recently presented by staff.

“There’s some big ticket items and we have to decide if we want them to go ahead,” said Spiers. The meetings run from 8:30 a.m. to noon at city hall and the public is able to observe the proceedings. There is also an opportunity for residents to provide budget input to council at 11:30 a.m. both days. There has been little public attendance to date, but Spiers believes that situation could change. “Once we made some of our decisions and set a tax hike one way or the other, there will be some public that shows up,” he said.

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anada’s most famous hockey dad is Walter Gretzky. I’m reading his book – On Family, Hockey & Healing – and I really love his outlook on life. As a minor hockey parent, he was involved, but never interfered with his son’s coaching. Hardly ever hung around a practice to see how a coach was doing drills. A night owl who hardly slept, Walter would leave the early-morning practice driving to his wife Phyllis. He would do most of the out-oftown game driving as Wayne, Glen, Keith and Brent went through minor hockey. The Gretzkys had a backKevin Mitchell yard rink in their modest Brantford home, and Walter and Phyllis used to wonder what the neighbours thought of letting a six-year-old boy (Wayne) skate in the backyard rink until 10 o’clock at night. Wayne, says Walter in his book, lived for sport, whether it be hockey, baseball or lacrosse. And he perfected his game through loads of practice. Nobody had to ask hockey’s future greatest player to put in extra time at the rink or diamond. “But that is what made Wayne happy, and we certainly never forced him or any of the others,” writes Walter. “That’s why when parents ask Wayne to urge children to practise as much as he did, he says: ‘I can’t do that.’ Wayne did it because he loved it, not because someone told him he had to, and he doesn’t believe kids get better when it’s something they don’t enjoy.” As we mark Minor Hockey Week, it’s important to note Hockey Canada’s Mission Statement: “Lead, Develop, and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences.” I began coaching minor hockey as a high school student. We learned the basics in a Community Rec program at Vernon Senior Secondary, and received credits for coaching. Jim Sparrow and I started out coaching a Pee Wee House team, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I coach because I know I can make a difference. I played the game every chance I got. Heck, Rob Donald and I would walk through the snow from the East Hill to Civic Arena at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday because we could get on the ice early by rink attendant John Manjak. We didn’t have to wait for a coach, or a referee to be on the ice. And if we didn’t have a regularly-scheduled minor hockey game, we’d head over to Bob Mann’s flooded backyard driveway, or start a street game on 16th. We’d play for hours. My parents went to all my games, and I never heard either of them. They never yelled at a referee and never questioned a coach. They didn’t have to shout my name. Seeing them in the stands was enough to light up my face. Gretzky piled up 378 goals in his last year of Pee Wee, playing up a division. Unless your kid is on pace for those numbers, he’s probably not going to the NHL. Walter Gretzky said some people figure he had


something to do with getting Wayne to the show. “..but I always say, when it comes to talent like that, it seems to me there’s some destiny involved,” he writes. “I just did what I could to help it along. And really, the thing I am most proud of is the fact that apart from being a really great hockey player, Wayne’s a great person off the ice. As a parent, that’s what you most want to be able to say about your kids, in my opinion.” I tell the kids I coach to go hard every shift, in practice and games. I compare hockey to school. Do your homework. Go the extra mile, and the experience will be more fulfilling. Respect the game and the game will be good to you. At the end of the season, I want my players to say they had a blast, learned a few things, and became solid citizens. I feel great when a kid from 20 years ago stops me on the street and says hello. Writes Walter: “Parents can be so aggressive when they watch their kids play a team sport at the beginning levels, I think they forget that the activity, whatever it may be, is supposed to be something their son or daughter enjoys doing, regardless of whether or not he or she is a superstar. I taught all my kids, and every kid I’ve ever coached, that if you have a good time, work hard and do your best, that is all that matters – and I really mean that.” They say “Kids in sports stay out of courts.” For the most part, it’s true. Minor hockey graduates usually go on to be successful in the work force, and lots of them end up giving back to the game. It’s a cycle that keeps hockey such a powerful part of the Canadian pysche. May the cycle go on.





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hey get up at five for morning practice. They ride buses to places like Cranbrook and Richmond for tournaments. And they work like they’re getting paid when they hit the ice. The Watkin Motors Mustangs are a competitive Tier 1 Pee Wee hockey team who have proven they can beat the elite Okanagan Mainline League entries this season. Under head coach Keith Chase and his assistants Greg Olson, Murray Caton and Fred Dyck, the Mustangs have gone 2-2 at tournaments in Penticton, Cranbrook and Richmond, while finishing 1-3 in Kamloops. “We just can’t seem to win that next game to put us in the semifinals,” said Chase. “The only way we’re going to win games is solely on hard work. We don’t have 30-goal scorers. We get balanced scoring from the top-six or seven forwards.” The Mustangs, with Louis Springer in net, upset the Kamloops Blazers twice, and earned a win and a tie over Kelowna, with Bryce Dyck in goal. “This is an excellent group of kids,” added Chase, 42, a former B.C. Junior Hockey League bruising defenceman. “Our captain, Alex McGovern, is the hardest worker on the team. He doesn’t have to say much to be a leader. Carson Richards has had a good year. His acceleration and hard work help him, and he takes the body well.” Chase said the Mustangs are stoked about the 39th annual Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational Tournament, Feb. 11-14, at Civic Arena. The Coke Classic holds special memories for Chase, who helped the Mustangs win the 1980 tournament, and later coached the Mustangs alongside Mike Kakoske. “The year we won it, we had Gillie (Brent Gilchrist) and Finley (Jeff) and a pretty talented team,” said Chase. “Hubie (Petersen) was our coach and we ended up winning the B.C.s in Trail.” The Spokane Jr. Chiefs, Edmonton NWZ Renegades, Cowichan Valley Capitals, Calgary



Keith Chase follows the play from the Watkin Motors Mustangs’ bench Saturday at Civic Arena. Chase has played and coached in the Pee Wee Hockey Classic. Blackfoot Chiefs, Kent Valley Rainiers of Washington State, Prince George Bruins and Chilliwack Bruins round out the tourney roster. Teams get three round-robin games and two playoff tilts, plus a banquet on the Saturday night, featuring Gilchrist as a guest speaker. Former NHLers Cliff Ronning and Mike Gartner have also been keynote speakers at the banquet. Alumni who have reached the NHL include: Derek Meech, Daymond Langkow, Ray Whitney, Wade Flaherty, Doug Bodger, Gord Kluzak, Greg Adams and Barry Pederson. Vernon teams have won the tournament six times, including three straight titles from 2006-08. David Robinson, a 19-year-old winger with the Vernon Vipers, has fond memores of his Coke Classic experience. “I remember we had one of the better teams in the round-robin and we needed to beat Saanich, but we lost to Saanich, in overtime, and that knocked us out of the playoffs; we didn’t even make it to the semifinals.” Robinson, who played 179 games with the WHL Chilliwack Bruins before joining the Vipers in early January, was coached by Chase and Kakoske with the Mustangs. “It was the highlight of my career up until that point. We were in the Winter Carnival parade, we got bags (equipment) and we were in the paper. It was a pretty huge deal to us then. They run it like a Midget tournament, with a banquet.”



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Bruin Stair dined on crab at a Granville Island restaurant Friday night. He went for a walk in sunny Stanley Park Saturday afternoon. The soon-to-be 15-year-old is making the best of his day passes as he battles cancer in B.C. Children’s in Vancouver. “I’m just taking it one day at a time,” said Bruin, in a telephone interview Saturday. “I’m looking forward to when it’s all over. It’s been a month-anda-half now and time is going by fast.” Stair, who has lost 30 pounds but is starting to gain back his appetite, says the support shown by the Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association, his Royal LePage Tier 1 Bantam Renegades teammates and numerous other people in Vernon, has been overwhelming. “It’s hard to explain, it’s been unbelievable. I’m so happy for the support, it helps a lot. I have no feelings in my tips of my fingers and it hurts to press a key so I haven’t been able to reply to texts and Facebook messages. I feel bad about that.” Bruin, a goalie, watches TV and plays X-Box in between treatments. His parents – Ian and Judy Stair – are staying at Ronald McDonald House and are by his side most of the time. He has at least another four-and-a-half months in hospital. “He’s in phase 2 treatment which entails four days a week of chemo shots,” said Ian. “He’s been in hospital (without passes) for three weeks because he had issues with his bowels. He’s upbeat now, but he was down for a while because he was in excrutiating pain.” Phase 1 had Bruin receive a six-hour round of chemo. In phase 2, the procedure lasts 10 minutes. “The support we’ve received from Vernon has been awesome, it’s been a Godsend,” said Ian. The Stairs, who moved to Vernon from Dawson Creek last summer, pay $500 a month to stay at McDonald House. They also have a mortgage in Dawson Creek. Not all of their medical bills are covered. Jody Ferner, whose son Mac, plays on Bruin’s Bantam team, is heading the fundraising program for the family. She has collected more than $4,000. “Minor hockey has raised about $1,200,” said Jody. “The Midget Tier 1 team raised $1,000 from

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shape for spring Junior A and B identification camps. Cost of the prep camp is $95 and will be led by former NHL forward Sandy Moger, the director of hockey operations for GVMHA. The prep camp practices will start Tuesday, March 9 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at Wesbild Arena. There will be 10 practice slots, with all but two scheduled for Wesbild. Call Moger at 545-0981.


Bruin Stair of the Royal LePage Bantam Renegades the 50-50 at a Vipers game, and other teams have also dropped off money from their 50-50s.” The Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational Pee Wee Hockey Tournament committee wrote a cheque for $1,000, while the BCHL Vipers raised another $1,000 through an auction. The Renegades will raffle off an iPod Touch at their home tournament this weekend, with all proceeds going to the Stairs. The Vipers will serve as waiters Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Ora Restaurant at the Prestige Hotel with all tips going to help Bruin. Bruin found out in early December he had T-cell Lymphoma. A huge Boston Bruins fan, Ian finished his final job with Bruin’s Heating up north in early December, and they are waiting to sell their house in Dawson Creek. They have no regular income. A Grade 9 Seaton student, Bruin turns 15 on March 15. Anyone wishing to help the family may leave cheques, made out to Ian and Judy Stair, at the Viper office at Wesbild Centre.

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School trustees face challenging year KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

As chairman Bill Turanski looks to the future, it’s not a particularly optimistic one for the Vernon School District. “We’re projecting a budget shortfall of $2.5 million for next year,” said Turanski. “We’re anticipating 135 fewer students, which means less money for the district.” In planning its budget for 2010/11, the district isn’t expecting any new money from the Ministry of Education except for its commitment to all-day kindergarten. “The ministry is downloading so much on to districts, and even if we didn’t get increases in funding, it would be nice just to at least have them fund what we used to get,” he said. The board has requested that Turanski write a letter to the ministry expressing its frustration at having to deal with all that has been downloaded on to individual districts. “Grant after grant has just disappeared.” The district is also having to come up with $1.1 million for an increase in teacher salaries, as per the five-year agreement, increases that in the past have been funded by the ministry. “They haven’t yet said they won’t fund it, but that we’d better be prepared. We used to get $400,000, so we’re probably going to have to look at laying off a

“The ministry is downloading so much.” — Bill Turanski support person, and then look at the structure of a school. “A school needs a teacher, it needs a principal, so we’re going to have to look at each function and see if we can support it. Maybe we look at having a halftime librarian — at this point, we don’t know what it’s going to look like. We have nothing else to cut.” A possibility for increased revenue is through the school buses, and converting them to a user-pay system, as has been done in Kelowna. “There is a lot of reluctance on the part of the board to go in that direction. At this point, we haven’t got down to the nuts and bolts of how we’re going to make cuts, but chances are people would lose jobs, although there is a certain amount of attrition with people retiring.” Turanski said there is some controversy surrounding the ministry’s decision to introduce all-day kindergarten. “The ministry also wants to implement a daycare program, both before and after school, but they haven’t indicated where funding is supposed to come from.” The ministry has put

aside $44 million for half the students in the province to attend kindergarten for full days. “We’re very skeptical that it would cover it. The ministry has asked us to identify the schools where we would put full-day kindergarten Ne i g h b o u r h o o d s with high levels of child vulnerability will be first to receive the program. The district’s plan for first-year implementation would include Alexis Park, Mission Hill, Ellison, Harwood, JW Inglis, Lavington and Cherryville. Meanwhile, sale of the old West Vernon elementary site has not yet been approved by the ministry. Currently home to the district’s V-Learn program and the North Okanagan Child Care Society, the building is considered a surplus asset. “The ministry, as far as we can tell, is not approving sale of any surplus assets, at least not ours, and in our discussion with other districts, the same thing is going on,” said Turanski. “The city is interested and we have set some preliminary negotiations but they’re not proceeding. The ministry doesn’t communicate with us.

“The rumour mill is that they won’t approve the sale of any property because they want all the kindergarten space and they feel there has to be room for that and for early childhood education.” The district’s international program has also been hit hard by the economic downturn. “We’ve been hit by the world economic situation and we’re at a break-even point with the program right now. It benefits our district in so many ways: it provides extra teachers, and they add a new dimension to the schools for our kids.” As of November, the district had 147 international students registered, with the majority coming from China, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Germany, Thailand and Japan. The district hopes to increase international students to 200 for next year. Another cost facing the district is the carbon offset payment. Districts were required to sign a Climate Action Charter last year, which included greenhouse gas reduction targets and a commitment to establish plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for becoming carbon neutral by 2010. On a more positive note, the construction of the new Coldstream elementary is going full-steam ahead, with opening scheduled for September. This spring will see the start of construction on the new Vernon

secondary, which will be completed in two phases, with the school set to open in 2011. “The big thing is that we have to excavate all that clay, and replace it with gravel before construction begins,” said Turanski, adding that the work will be done on the field closest to 22nd Avenue, so as not

to interfere with the existing structure. Even with the constant cuts, Turanski feels proud of the work that’s being done in this district. “Despite the shortfalls, we have outstanding teachers, and we are fortunate to have the students we have in this district.”

Trustees are also dedicated, said Turanski, attending PAC meetings, Christmas concerts, visiting the schools and making the connection with students and staff. “This district has been able to keep a high standard of service, but I don’t know what’s going to happen after the next round of cuts.”



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Donors sought for scholarship program KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

Whether they’re heading off to university or planning a career as a chef, students in the Vernon School District are invited to take advantage of the Scholarship and Bursary Program. The program is open to Grade 12 students pursuing any type of post-secondary education, from trade school to university. Last year, the district awarded

$210,000 worth of scholarships. Retired teachers Mel Maglio and Barb Silvester are donor liaisons for the program, working throughout the year to secure donations from individuals, fraternal organizations and corporate groups. “This is a very generous community, but of course with the economy the way it is, a number of groups are no longer able to contribute,” said Silvester.

Post-secondary education is becoming more expensive every year and the ability of students to pay all their costs can’t keep pace. Between tuition, books and living expenses, costs can run into the thousands every year. “The demand is bigger than ever,” said Maglio. “And we want to stress that students applying for scholarships do not have to be the top academic

students.” A student looking into a career as a carpenter, may choose to use the money to purchase tools, a university student may find the money comes in handy for paying their room and board. “We’re getting more and more applications for students going into the trades,” said Silvester, adding that the awards are presented at graduation ceremonies.

Academy promotes careers in policing ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Senior high school students contemplating a career in the police or law enforcement can attend a special week-long academy with such a focus. Applications are now being taken for the annual RCMP Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy, slated for May 2 to 8 at Szoboticsanec the Vernon Army Camp. “This is a great chance for students in Grade 11 or 12 to participate in a unique work experience in policing,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Kathy Szoboticsanec, who helps oversee the academy. “Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement will get very good insight into the training and demands placed on police officers.” The academy is open to students in the North, Central and South Okanagan school districts, and


A North Okanagan organization is taking up the cause of landowners who want to see their property protected in perpetuity. The North Okanagan Parks and Natural Area Trust (NOPNAT) works with people who own land of significant natural value and work to build binding covenants that ensure the land remains in its current state for all time. NOPNAT is a non-profit organization that has existed since 2000 and has developed five conservation covenants in that time. President Hew Kidston would like to see that number grow. “We want to do that many, many

touch with their counsellor for more information. Online applications are available starting March 5 and students have until 3 p.m. on March 26 to complete their online application. To make a donation to the program, or for more information, please contact Pam Rieger at the school district office at 250-5423331


will also accept students from the Kamloops region this year. Students will stay in the barracks at the army camp, and will be given instruction by current RCMP members. They will be challenged in their leadership and physical abilities, and mental toughness. Up to 40 students are involved in a mini training camp where they are instructed in law, procedures of law and the role of police officers in the community. “Last year, we had the maximum 40 students who came from Enderby all the way to Oliver,” said Szoboticsanec. More information on the academy and an application form are available from high school counsellors, or on the Vernon School District website, The application deadline is Jan. 29. The camp is named in memory of Vernon RCMP Const. Jean Minguy, a strong advocate of the camp and a popular academy instructor. Minguy drowned while on duty in Okanagan Lake in 2005.

times over,” he said. “It’s a slow process but it’s got to start somewhere.” The process often involves the Land Conservancy of B.C. and the paperwork can be daunting. That is why NOPNAT is offering to help landowners. “Because what you’re doing is entering into an agreement that binds both parties, it’s not something that’s done lightly,” said Kidston. “There’s all sorts of implications; you have to think about what might happen in the future.” NOPNAT deals with properties all over the North Okanagan. Anyone interested can contact Hew Kidston at 250-542-8959. The organization’s website is www.

selection process. “We hope donors will come through as soon as possible,” said Maglio. “The school district is very grateful to all the contributors — a big thank you to all who have contributed. These are challenging times, so we’re very appreciative.” Counsellors at all district secondary schools promote the program, and students are encouraged to get in

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Big dreams take to the stage KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Those who remember the ‘80s TV show Fame will remember dance teacher Lydia Grant’s (Debbie Allen) opening address to her students at New York City High School for the Performing Arts: “You got big dreams; you want fame, well, fame costs, and right here is where you start paying –– in sweat.” Gloria Perrier and Lydia Rieu have also had big dreams: to start a performing arts company in Vernon, and they have been paying –– in sweat –– ever since. With their debut performance that took the stage at the Performing Arts Centre in June, 2008, as well as the opportunity to perform at a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal that same year, the directors of Rushing Wild Performing Arts Company are back with a new show, Fragmented Pieces, which will be performed at Trinity United Church this weekend. “We started as a dance company with all women, but we have since morphed to involve all aspects of performing arts, fusing music, dance and drama,” said Perrier, who has lived around Canada and Europe, and has been in Vernon for the past 17 years. Rushing Wild has blossomed from when it started two-andhalf years ago to five core members, including, Perrier, Rieu and Dominique Boyd, along with two males, Mark Bieniada and Richard Jameson. Actors A.J. Higginson and Bryan Perrier are also part of the Fragmented Pieces show, which was already staged for one performance at Vernon’s Alliance Church in October. The company was also part of the Vernon Winter Carnival last year, and will be back to perform at the We Know You Can Dance Vernon finals and showcase at the Performing Arts Centre Feb. 6. “At our (original) debut, lots of men came, mostly because their wives brought them along, and after, I heard from many of them


Rushing Wild’s Richard Jameson and Lydia Rieu perform one one of the dances from Fragmented Piece, taking place at Trinity United Church Friday through Sunday. that they understood what was going on –– this is not just dancing to music,” said Perrier, adding the troupe received a standing ovation when it performed at the Alliance Church. “We had put five months of work into it, so when we were asked if we were going to do it again, we

decided this time we would do it for three performances.” Together, Perrier and Rieu have written, directed and choreographed Fragmented Pieces, an amalgamation of various disciplines: from poetry and spoken word to movement, music and drama.

The “skits” include everything from an African dance piece with song, dance, props and a poetry reading, to an interactive piece where the audience is welcomed to join in, to the 30-minute “allegory” Revealed, which fuses acting, dancing, story and music. “We perform six styles of dance:

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Music counts at Harwood BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

Sweet music will be ringing in the halls of Harwood Elementary for years to come thanks to the efforts of music teacher Doreen Rail. Harwood was one of 60 schools that recently received a grant from MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). The school received a $5,000 grant in September and Rail replaced old guitars, added African drums to her class and got enough new xylophones so her students will no longer have to split time with the instruments. Harwood was one of just 60 schools in Canada to get a grant this school year. “It was very exciting,” said Rail, who has taught music for 30 years and has been at Harwood for three. “They thought this was the greatest thing because they’ll each have their own they won’t have to share them.” In the past, students were unable to have an entire class with their own instrument and Rail’s teaching was compromised. “Just in terms of the numbers of the instruments and the numbers of students, there wasn’t enough to go around. My teaching time was cut in half because you had to share,” she said. Some of the guitars being used before were more than 20-yearsold and Rail brought in water cooler jugs for students to practice rhythms on. “That’s quite common. They still learn the skill, they just don’t

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED: Salmon Valley Land Use Amendment (Falkland Construction Co. Ltd.) Bylaw No. 2541 TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the Local Government Act the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (“Regional District”) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed Salmon Valley Land Use Amendment (Falkland Construction Co. Ltd.) Bylaw No. 2541. The Board of Directors of the Regional District has delegated the public hearing to Director Rene Talbot as Director of Electoral Area ‘D’, being that in which the land concerned is located, or Alternate Director Joy De Vos if Director Rene Talbot is absent. At the public hearing those persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws. The Board of the Regional District will not consider any verbal or written representations or submissions after the public hearing. Please be advised that written submissions received will be available to the public and the applicant.


Doreen Rail, the music teacher at Harwood Elementary, tries out one of the new instruments along with Grade 6 student Marcus Loden and Grade 7 student Ceilidh McNaughton. ing. I didn’t make anyone do it, but most were excited and went ahead.” Many of the students who contributed to the application were in Grade 7 last year and have since gone on to Seaton Secondary. By updating Harwood’s music resources, Rail has raised her students’ interest in studying music past elementary. “Our kids have gone over there (to Seaton) to check out the band program,” she said. Harwood had a music production just before Christmas using some of the new instruments. The final shipment came Thursday and Rail is hoping to do another big production in the fall. MusiCount’s goal is to give all Canadian children access to music programs. Since 1997, more than $3.5 million has been donated to schools across the country. The organization’s website is

sound as good as the drums,” she said. Rail says she’ll keep a few water jugs around for times when extra students are in class but will no longer have to rely on them for teaching. “I’m looking forward to having a whole group playing, not just have partial classes perform.” It was only after hearing last spring from a Harwood PAC member about grants being offered by MusiCounts that Rail organized an application including several letters of recommendation, her curriculum vitae and intentions if successful. She also asked her students if they would help with the application. “They were quite excited about it. They really liked the idea of it. I talked with them about the effects it would have and I got a lot of letters,” she said. “The younger kids, some of them drew pictures of them play- 4144 Spallumcheen Way Spallumcheen, BC, V0E 1B6

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LOCATION AND DATE OF HEARING: The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Falkland Community Hall, 5706 Highway 97, Falkland, BC. EXISTING USE: RS-SINGLE AND TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPOSED USE: RHD-HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (a new zone) The owner is proposing a mixed-use residential and commercial development including single family dwellings and multiple family dwellings on two existing properties. PURPOSE OF BYLAW NO. 2541: Bylaw No. 2541 proposes to amend Schedule A, OCP Designations (maps) which form part of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 by: a) redesignating part of Lot A, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP49754 Except Plan KAP49757 from RSSingle and Two Family Residential to RHD-High Density Residential. b) redesignating part of Lot 1, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP28666 Except Plan KAP 49754 from RSSingle and Two Family Residential to RHD-High Density Residential. Bylaw No. 2541 also proposes to amend Schedule C, Land Use Zones (maps) which form part of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 by: a) rezoning part of Lot A, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP49754 Except Plan KAP49757 from RSSingle and Two Family Residential to RHD-High Density Residential. b) rezoning part of Lot 1, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP28666 Except Plan KAP49754 from RSSingle and Two Family Residential to RHD-High Density Residential. The portion of Lot 1, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP28666 Except Plan KAP49754 that is being considered for rezoning is more particularly shown hatched on the sketch below. The portion of Lot A, Section 3, Township 18, Range 12, West of the 6th Meridian, KDYD Plan KAP49754 Except Plan KAP49757 that is being considered for rezoning is more particularly shown cross hatched on the sketch below. The above description of the purpose and effects of Bylaw No. 2541 are only general. The bylaw may have an impact on property owners within the area. It is therefore important for all property owners and tenants in occupation to inform themselves fully as to the nature and effect of the bylaw. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 and amending Bylaw No. 2541 and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the office of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning January 8th, 2010 and ending January 26th, 2010 but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. This notice is issued by Scott Beeching, Senior Planner II, Development Services, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, on January 8th, 2010. The mailing address for Mr. Beeching is Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Telephone: 1-250-832-8194; Fax: 1-250-832-3375; Toll Free (BC only) 1-888-248-2773.

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Tackling technology


echnology. Even neighbourhood drug the word makes store (where you can me cringe. get everything, even Recently, due to a power drugs) and bought a surge, I had to purchase digital recording device. a new computer. I’ve had it for a In my ignorance, month or two and I did not haven’t had the realize that courage to look all the proat it. grams on I’d kind of the old compeer at it from puter are a distance, not autositting there matically on top of my switched computer over to the desk. If I had Carole Fawcett to identify the new computer due to feeling that legal issues. would wash over me So, because I learn when I actually eyeeverything the hard balled the thing, I’d say way, when I went it was fear. to use a program, Fear tends to surge well, it wasn’t there. when it is experienced. (Patience, where art I thought I’d resolved thou?) all my fear issues. Not. So I phoned my Even before I computer support place started to open the in a panic and a techy package, I had a mini person answered (logianxiety attack. cal enough). OK, (taking a big But techy people relaxing breath) I open do not speak northe package and after a mal English (or any search, find the teensy other recognizable weensy recording language for that matdevice. ter). I think it is called I open up the direcdweeble or something. tions – all 13 pages in I don’t speak dweeble teensy weensy print, very well. with eensy weensy “Yeah sure, no prob- diagrams on how lem Carole. Just take to use the device. the widget and press Ohmygoodnessme!! the gizmo and then a (have to say that, ‘cause screen will pop up that #$%^#! is a bit rude says…..wizard. From for the column) there right click on How I yearn for the open and left click on good ol’ days of tapes. top and then the screen You just had to push should say……………” ‘record’ and it would. Ohmygoodnessme. Then you would push Technology and I ‘rewind’ and it would. are not friends. Then you would push We’re barely ‘play’ and you would acquaintances. hear what you had I am taking distance recorded. ed at the moment and I To erase you simply have to record an inter- held down the erase view as part of a course button and hit re-wind requirement. or something logical So, I went off to my like that.


There were no menus with layers of “options.” Who needs or even wants “options?” Simplicity was wonderful. I miss it terribly. My little device has some of the button names in dull red on a black background. Bit of a challenge to say the least. Need a flashlight and a magnifying glass to read, never mind actually see, the teensy weensy buttons. Difficult holding all that equipment, (which is all larger than the actual device) whilst reading directions and pushing teensy weensy buttons and subsequently recording something (I think I’ll have to ask my neighbour to come over and hold the equipment while I record my interview). “1-2-3, Mother caught a flea, she roasted it and toasted it and took it for her tea” was what I testrecorded because I desperately needed a laugh, albeit a feeble one. You know, one of those laughs that happens because you “should” laugh, just to at least try to make yourself feel better. I’m glad I’ll be dead by 2050 because I feel certain that by then things will be so small that only a toddler will be able to see them. Have you ever watched a munchkin focus on a tiny piece of gawd-only-knowswhat, because nobody else can actually see it!. Anyway, the next step will be to get the

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I can feel the fear rising……….. If only going to school meant ‘only’

going to school. Sigh. Carole Fawcett is a stress management consultant and is a mem-

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Ace Clark is a man who has had several lifetimes all rolled into one. At the age of 16 he was jumping out of airplanes. After his release from the army he became involved in high level street gangs and eventually graduated into one of the most feared Motorcycle clubs in Canada, “The Wild Ones”. After 23 years and the deaths of 19 of his ‘brothers’, being shot twice and stabbed twice, he had an experience that totally changed his life. Since then he has spoken to more than 5 million students in 40 different countries, preached messages across Canada and the USA at times up to three meetings a day.

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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) It’s good to believe in yourself, but don’t be so locked into your ideas that you turn a deaf ear to some constructive suggestions made by an associate who has your best interests in mind.


PISCES (FEB. 20-MARCH 20) A commercial situation could become sketchy if you lose sight of your high standards and make a wrong evaluation of an expensive investment. Wait until another day.


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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) No sense getting angry or becoming impatient about those things over which you have no control. The best thing to do is ride the tide until it eventually quiets down. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You’ll be sorry if you depend on others to do things that you’re capable of doing yourself. They are likely to bungle the job altogether.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder Sir Winston Churchill said, “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.” That applies to this “danger-hand” deal. How would you play in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest spade, East puts up the queen, and you win with your king? Even with a good six-card minor, when responder has no singleton or void, he should just bid three no-trump. You have six top tricks: one spade (trick one), three hearts, one diamond and one club. You need

three more tricks. At first glance, it looks right to play on clubs. Who, though, is the danger hand (the opponent you do not want on lead)? Right, it is East. From the play at trick one and the Rule of Eleven, you know West led from at least the A-10-8-7 of spades. If East gets on play, he will push a spade through your jack, and you will lose at least three spade tricks. But if West is on lead, your spade jack-two is still a stopper. So, do not take the club finesse; instead, cross to the dummy with a heart and try the diamond finesse. If it wins, you have nine tricks: one spade, three hearts, four diamonds and one club. And if the finesse loses, West cannot

continue spades without giving you a second trick there (and your ninth in all); he must play another suit. Then you can turn to clubs -- how? If West has the king, you are always safe. But if East has the king, you are down unless it is a singleton. So cash the ace first.

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Exchange students treated to ceremony tradition BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

Thousands of kilometres from their homeland, a group of exchange students at Okanagan College got a chance to feel like they were on native soil. Okanagan College held a coming-of-age ceremony recently for international students from Japan’s Tachibana University. This rite of passage is a major event in the lives of young people in Japan. It welcomes into the adult community all those who turn 20 during the calendar

year. A parade of colours flowed as the students, most of them female, entered the room. Camera flashes popping from the 40 or so in attendance, the students shone in their ornate yukatas – like summer kimonos – each one including a uniquely tied sash. In Japan, young people wear silk kimonos, which are even fancier, for their ceremonies. Student leader Eri Takada said Okanagan College’s event might not be quite the same as

in Japan, but she and her fellow exchange students were happy to be in the show. “We have a special ceremony today. It’s a very precious thing for us.” It eased her pangs of homesickness from seeing photos from her friend’s ceremony in Japan from the day before. “My friend had a big ceremony yesterday and my mom sent me pictures; it was so beautiful. I wanted to be there.” Okanagan College has maintained an exchange

program with Tachibana, which is in Kyoto, for the last 20 years. “They were missing their ceremony in Japan so we decided to do it here,” said manager of student support for international education Donna McGrath. “It’s a huge deal for them. Basically they have this huge ceremony and the

mayor welcomes them into the adult community.” The ceremony continued the tradition McGrath started about eight years ago. With Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert tied up in meetings, Okanagan College regional dean John Lent performed the welcoming address, the

second time he had done so. “I’m thrilled for you and so glad we can do this. I know you wish you could have been at home for this; I hope this will be your second home.” After being welcomed officially as adults, the students, 12 in all, performed a traditional song and shared goodies

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CHEER ON THE OLYMPIC FLAME IN COLDSTREAM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010 Coldstream welcomes the Olympic Torch Relay as the torch travels towards the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Come cheer on the torchbearers and join us at the reception afterwards. Parking: Please do not park on the section of Kalamalka Road between Kal Store and Aberdeen Road. Parking is available on the side roads, and also at the Kal Beach parking lot (entrance on Husband Road), and at the Kalavista boat-trailer parking lot (across from Alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub). Start: 11:30 a.m. on Kalamalka Road at Westkal Road (east of Kal Store), with entertainment by the Kalamalka Highlanders. Then heading east along Kalamalka Road. Municipal Hall: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon, outside entertainment by the Kalamalka School Band. Finish: 11:55 a.m. at the railway tracks on Aberdeen Road. Come join us between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. at the public reception being held at the Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Road. For further information, phone 250-545-5304 or email


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Brett Rouault flushed 29 points as the Fulton Maroons stopped the College Heights Cougars of Prince George 74-60 in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final of the ninth Maroon Corporate Classic. Rouault, a 6-foot-4, Grade 12 student, was named MVP of the eight-team senior AA boys basketball tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good, competitive final,â&#x20AC;? said Fulton coach Dale Olson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was 29-all at the half and then we made a couple of unanswered runs. The boys did a great job on the boards keeping their big guy (6-foot-6 all-star Derek Fowlie) at bay. We are starting to make the climb towards the playoffs.â&#x20AC;? Greg Hyde drained 10 points for Fulton, while allstar Manbir Deol and Ben Olson each added nine. Matt Badial nailed 18 points for College Heights, who got 14 from all-star Nolan Hanson and a dozen from Rajen Bhullar. Dallas Pepper of the Maroons and Mitchell Goodwin of the Pleasant Valley Saints also made the all-star team. The Saints took third spot with an 80-67 win over Duchess Park Condors of Prince George. Goodwin canned 34 points for the Saints, while Stephen Ringdal counted 13 and Trent Anderson added eight. The Panthers bowed 65-61 to the Westsyde Whundas of

Kamloops in their final consolation game. Craig Bigsby bagged 20 points, while Will Ondrik sank 13 and Cody Weitzel 10 for VSS. Meanwhile, the No. 3 Maroons fell 77-73 to the No. 1 York House Tigers of Vancouver in a thrilling Sa-Hali Sabres Senior Girls Tournament final Saturday in Kamloops. Cassandra Brown cashed in 43 points and game MVP Danica Rybachuk 15 for Fulton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As coaches, and as a team, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re disappointed to lose to No. 1 York but exceptionally pleased with and proud of our effort from our entire roster,â&#x20AC;? said Jim Inglis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our best players were our best players on this night but everyone was very good. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cassandra was the tournament MVP and was unbelievable. She scored and set up scores throughout, and was a huge presence defensively, and when your best player is diving for loose balls, it is infectious.â&#x20AC;? The Maroons, who have Robere Gingras as an assistant coach running their stingy defence, stuffed the Sabres 70-56 in the semifinals. Brown earned 25 points, while Janice Phung netted 15 and Tavis Lochhead supplied a dozen. Phung and Carli Tingstad were stellar on the point with only three turnovers apiece. VSS went 2-2 at the same tournament, taking fifth spot by defeating the Kalamalka


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Ben Olson (left) of the Fulton Maroons goes up for a basket with Matt Badial of the College Heights Cougars going up for the block in the final of the ninth annual Maroon Corporate Classic Saturday at Fulton. Lakers 61-49. All-star Emily Kanester had a monster game with 28 points for the No. 5 Panthers, while Michelle Smith had 10, Katie Pepper scored six and game MVP Sarah Kopp had five points and seven rebounds. Jessa Joles fired 12 points for Kal, while Chyanne Moore was Player-of-the-Game with 11 points. All-star Helena Kemper and Ashley Krause were high rebounders with 11 and 10 respectively. Earlier, VSS thumped the Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops 69-13 (Kanester 23 points, Angela Fraser game MVP with four points, five boards and five steals), lost 74-58 to D.P. Todd Trojans of Prince George (Kanester 19, Smith 13, Hailey Jellema 11 and MVP Katie Pepper with


tenacious defence) and iced the South Kamloops Titans 59-44 (Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Atra Hennessey 15, Kanester 13, Bobbie Jones seven points and 10 boards). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another good weekend for the girls,â&#x20AC;? said VSS coach Bobby Mitchell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took a lot away to work on, and players Bobbie Jones and Sarah Kopp had their best weekend for the Panthers, giving us even more depth as we prepare for the final stretch.â&#x20AC;? Kal lost 69-47 to the sixthranked Sabres in the quarterfinals with Justine Correia earning game MVP, Krause scoring 13 points and Kemper grabbing 10 rebounds. In consolation play, Kal bounced the Brocklehurst Broncos of Kamloops 45-41 with game MVP Joles draining 26 points.

Cole Ikkala saw an opening and barged on through. Jumping up to a line with snipers Braden Pimm and Mike Collins, the Philadelphia power forward netted his first-ever B.C. Hockey League hat trick as the Vernon Vipers stuffed the host Cowichan Valley Capitals 5-1 Sunday at Island Savings Centre in Duncan. Collins (1+3), Ikkala and Pimm (4A) swept the three stars before 945 fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He (Ikkala) played hard and has been very consistent for us, so good for him,â&#x20AC;? said Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; head coach Mark Ferner. The reason Ikkala got his prime playing minutes was due in part to the Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lacklustre effort in a 5-3 loss to the Victoria Grizzlies Saturday night at Bear Mountain Arena. Unhappy with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort, Ferner sat regulars Jonathan Milhouse, Bryce Kakoske and Dylan Walchuk against Cowichan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We usually get the best effort out of the other team and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have ours,â&#x20AC;? said Ferner, of Saturday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at our best, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. Everybody was fighting the puck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could have been other guys (that sat out). We just need to be more consistent. We know how good we can be when we play consistent.â&#x20AC;? Ferner wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly concerned when asked about the effect Jan. 10 deadline additions might have on team chemistry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the ability now to mix things up. Sometimes it takes a while to find chemistry and we just need to be patient with it.â&#x20AC;? After spotting the Caps (16-29-0-2) a one-goal lead on Jackson Garrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17th goal at 4:22, Vernon (39-5-0-2) responded late in the first when Collins (24th goal) turned and fired a beauty no-look blast to beat Alexandre Peck (33 saves) top corner. Ikkala (14th) gave Vernon the lead at 1:29 of the second frame, followed by Cory Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th of the season at 4:38. Ikkala potted his 15th and 16th goals in the third period, including one on the powerplay, to complete the trick. Netminder Graeme Gordon was steady in recording 27 stops for Vernon. Saturday night, the Vipers pegged the Grizz (2414-2-5) to a three-goal lead, with Mike Tebbutt (2nd), Jordan Heywood (11th) and Dustin Mowrey (28th) supplying the firepower. Milhouse (19th), a former Grizzlie, started a Viper rally late in the second period when he scored on a partial breakaway. Connor Jones (29th) made it a one-goal game with a shorty at 18:05 and Pimm (21st) equalized 54 seconds into the third frame. However, Victoria didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buckle and used goals by Madison Dias (8th) and Alex Allan to preserve their five-game winning streak before 1,570 fans. Victoria netminder Ryan Holfeld finished with 25 saves while rookie keeper Blake Voth (25 saves) suffered his first loss of the season.



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The field is set for the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship, which runs Feb. 1-7 at the Vernon Curling Club. Both the Interior and Coastal championships took place last weekend at McArthur Island (Kamloops) and Port Alberni curling clubs. Each playdown narrowed 16 teams down to four qualifiers to join New Westminster’s Sean Geall and Kelowna’s Bob Ursel, who have already qualified for provincials. Vernon’s Jim Cotter (skip’s stones) and second Kevin Folk and lead Rick Sawatsky, formerly of Vernon, curl with Ursel. The Interior Championship qualified some familiar names with Bert Gretzinger (Kelowna) winning the A event and Fred Thomson (Nelson) claiming the B berth. Tom Buchy of Kimberley brushed back Vernon’s Ty Griffith 6-2 in the C final and Kelowna’s Jeff Richard stopped Vernon’s Brad Kuhn 9-5 to snare the second C berth. “There’s a lot of the old guys that are experienced – age and treachery,” chuckled Vernon club manager Dave Merklinger. “I think it’s going to be a good event. It’s too bad we couldn’t get a few Vernon rinks.” The Coast Championship was full of surprises with only qualifying one of the top-four seeds heading into the event. The young Jay Wakefield rink (Royal City) stuffed Jay Peachey in the A Event final, while Victoria’s Jay Tuson’s senior team iced Greg McAulay in the B final. McAulay sneaked out a C event spot by scoring a single in an extra-end against Greg Hawkes (Victoria). Nanaimo’s Steve Waatainen cracked four points in the ninth end to upend Victoria’s Jody Epp 9-4 to earn the last berth. The B.C. championship semifinals and final games will be televised on Shaw TV Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.

All-star Sam Ferreir drained 14 points as the Fulton Maroons mauled the host St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights 48-23 in Saturday’s final of the Knights junior girls basketball tournament. Tourney MVP Taylor Weixl canned 13 points and Savannah McCaughey added 10. Earlier, the Maroons iced the Langley Christian Lightning 46-20 with Ferreir earning 17 points and Weixl adding 11. Ferreir and Weixl both fired nine points as the Maroons toppled the Holy Cross Crusaders of Surrey 46-14. The Rutland Voodoos grounded the Pleasant Valley Saints 45-37 in Saturday’s final of the George Elliot Junior Boys Coyote Classic. The Saints, who had lost in overtime to Rutland just before Christmas, got 11 points from Brandon Aikema, nine from Cole Seidel and eight from Mathew Sutherland. The Saints earlier downed Kelowna Christian Knights 59-52 in double overtime with Seidel flushing 16 points and Tian Hannah hitting 10, and iced the Coyotes 35-23 with

Hannah firing 10. Players of the Game for PVSS were Seidel, Aikema and Darren McGregor. The Fulton Maroons stuffed Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops 63-51 Saturday to finish fourth in the Brocklehurst Junior Boys Tournament. Kyle Richardson, who shut down Sa-Hali’s top player, earned a tourney all-star. John Ritchie and Clayton Mottus each supplied 13 points. Earlier, Joel Brazier’s Maroons beat Westsyde 63-53 (Mottus and Quinn Jones 14 apiece) and lost 46-43 to Valleyview (Mottus 12 points, six rebounds). In junior girls action, VSS rallied to clip the ninth-ranked Princeton Rebels 30-29 to place third in the 16-team Penticton tournament. Abby Jones hit a big basket with under two minutes left and Kelsey Wight was perfect from the charity line to give VSS the lead for good in the final minute.Earlier, VSS beat the No. 8 Arch Bishop Carney Stars of Port Coquitlam 46-38 with Mary Riuce earning game star. The Cats lost 51-28 to the No. 1 South Kamloops Titans.


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Kurtis Hagen made a solid debut with the Breakaway Fitness Vipers Saturday night at Civic Arena, scoring once and setting up the winner as the Snakes doubled the Penticton Vees 4-2. Hagen, who had been playing Junior B with the Sicamous Eagles, combined with Brad Phillips to set up Corey Hug’s powerplay winner in the third period. Hagen then provided the insurance goal on a breakaway feed by Brett Hawrys, cleanly beating Vees’ netminder Keifer Voshell. After falling behind 1-0 in the Okanagan Mainline Midget Tier 1 Hockey League game, Devon Hascarl tapped in a pretty goal with helpers from defencemen Jake Soleway and Phillips to even the score early in the second period. After Penticton went ahead again, Mack Leroux, in his second game back after a month off from injury, potted a hard-working 2-2 equalizer. Thomas Swales and Hawrys earned assists. Jordan Vallance recorded 39 saves for the win. “Even though we spotted them a lead twice, the boys worked hard in the third period to secure the win,” said Breakaway coach Jim Armstrong. “Our defensive play noticeably improved in this game.” The Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers ended the Tier 2 Midget tourney in Kamloops with a 5-0 win over the Chilliwack Bruins Saturday night at MacArthur Island Sports Complex. Game MVP Justin Mitchell sealed the deal in the third period with a highlight-reel rush that ended with the defenceman roofing the puck from in close for a 3-0 lead. Ben Bridger, Jordan Steel, Braydon Sophonow and Trevor Pickett, on a breakaway, also scored for the Vipers. Michael Hails recorded the shutout. Earlier in the day, the Vipers fell 6-2 loss to eventual tourney champion Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Game MVP Nick Pantaleo hustled all game and scored once. Sophonow scored the other marker on a nice deflection of a slapshot from d-man Jerad Booth. The Vipers lost 2-0 to Kamloops and 6-2 to eventual finalist Calgary Bruins 6-2 on Friday. Game MVP Danny Todosychuk turned aside 29 Kamloops shots, while Eli Longworth and Sophonow scored against Calgary with Bridger taking home MVP honours in the fast-paced contest. In Bantam Tier 1 league action Saturday, the Royal LePage Renegades lost 7-4 to the first-place Penticton Vees. The Vees took a 3-0 first-period lead before the Renegades responded by scoring four goals in the

second. Alex Gillies, unassisted, opened the scoring, followed by Michael Roberts and Dylan Chanter before Gillies scored his second. In the final period the Renegades continued to attack. Colton Thibault scored, from Mac Ferner and Spencer Hewson, followed by Richard Meaney from Brandon Rysen and Logan Mick. The Vees scored three times, though, the last two coming late in the period. The Renegades open their home tournament Friday (6:15, Civic) against Spokane. Joining Vernon and Spokane in the ‘Bruin’ Division will be Surrey and Okotoks, Alta. The Stair Division will feature Medicine Hat, Camrose, Saanich and Kamloops. The final goes Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Civic Arena. In exhibition Bantam Tier 3 play, the Vernon Veterinary Clinic Knights clipped the host Kamloops Lions 3-2 Saturday and then tied the Lions 2-2 Sunday in Enderby. Scott Latwat, Ian Bulmer and Thomas Palmer scored in Vernon’s win at the Interior Savings Centre, while Justin Backus and Bulmer handled the offence in the draw. The coveted orange lunch bucket was awarded to the entire team in Kamloops. Liam McConie turned aside 24 shots. The teams played a scoreless penalty-filled third period with LeeRoy Springer earning the lunch bucket for his invigorating play filling in on defence for the weekend. Jayden Campbell faced 28 shots. The Knights welcomed back Daryl Fidler from injury reserve, but lost Carson Tucker with a broken thumb and Mitchell Lukacs with a concussion. The visiting Kamloops Blazers scored three goals in the final two minutes to stun the Watkin Motors Mustangs 3-2 in Pee Wee Tier 1 action Saturday at Civic Arena. Jordan Rea, from Chase Larsen and Carson Richards, midway through the first period, and Hayden Chase, assisted by Brett Lambert, late in the second, accounted for Vernon goals. In B.C. Major Midget League play, the Okanagan Rockets split with the North Island Silvertips, losing 4-0 and winning 8-1. Brett Mulcahy and Max Mowat (Vernon) each scored twice, while Tanner Burns, (Vernon), Zac McPhee (Vernon), Colton Malmsten and Brandon Bruce added singles in the Rockets’ win in front of Conor Barrie (Vernon). Mulcahy, Mowat, McPhee, Bruce and Richard Sabourin represented the Rockets in the league’s all-star game (6-6 tie) Friday night in Kelowna.




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by Reed Cashato, opened the scoring for the Pack in the first period. The Wolfpack scored four more in the second session from Matthew Kowalski (2), Marritt with his hat trick goal and Cashato. Marritt, Kowalski, for his hat trick, and Danbrook completed the Pack offence. Mika Burns had two assists. The North Okanagan Knights defeated the Penticton Jr. Vees 10-4 in Sunday’s consolation final of the Merritt Centennials Atom Rep Tournament. Niklas Luttmerding pocketed 3+2, including one goal on a penalty shot. Matthew Dolinar added 2+3, while Brady Marzocco counted 2+2. Steven Benischek, Dawson Boyce and Mason McLennan supplied singles. The Knights opened with a hardfought 5-3 loss to the South Okanagan Storm. Dolinar (2) and Boyce scored in front of a stellar Jayden Hunter. Game MVP was Jenna Fletcher. The Knights then lost 4-2 to the Quesnel Millionaires. Luttmerding and Campagnolo scored for the Knights with MVP going to McLennan. In their final round-robin game, the Knights lost 7-5 to the host Centennials. Luttmerding collected 3+1, while Marzocco had 2+1. Dolinar chipped in with four assists while Juli Gilowski earned Game MVP with one assist and lots of hustle.



Marshall Box of the Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs takes off with Parker Klassen of the Kamloops Jardine Blazers close behind in Pee Wee Tier 1 hockey action Saturday at Civic Arena.

The Valley Wood Venom grounded host Pentiction #1 5-2 in Okanagan Mainline Senior Atom Rep Hockey League play Saturday. Kerian Watts and Ethan Huizinga combined to record 18 saves. Nicholas Cherkowski opened the scoring with assists from Kyle Sherwood and Grady Caton. Colton Bilodeau’s goal from Dawson Chase early in the second tied the game. Joe Eggert and Bilodeau assisted on Sam Eggert’s winner in the third. Aidan Rysen and Connor Johnson added assurance goals late in the game with assists from Liam Hennig and Reece Shroeder. The Venom upset the Kamloops Chiefs 4-3 Sunday at Wesbild Centre. Watts and Huizinga faced 33 shots. The Venom trailed by one until Connor Johnson set up C.J. Storey early in the second period. Andy Kaneda and Joshua Bridge set up Johnson’s equalizer. Cherkowski, from Joe Eggert, pulled Vernon ahead. Kamloops tied it in the middle of the third, but Sam Eggert, from Johnson, won it with five minutes to go. In other Senior Atom play, the H&L Glass Vernon Wolfpack smothered the Kamloops Storm 11-3. Riley Swiscosky, from Jason Shaigec, Levi Danbrook and Connor Marritt with two goals, one assisted

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Vernon netminder Chris De Jong gets down in time to deny a shot from Kelowna's Nicole Vincent during ringette action Sunday at the Priest Valley Arena.

Colton collects Venom trick Morning Star Staff

Colton Schaper-Kotter pulled the hat trick and added a helper as the North Enderby Timber Venom doubled the Westside Huskies 8-4 in Novice ringette play. Aiding the Venom attack were Emma Carter, with two goals, Alyssa Carter, Kenzie Koshure and Hailey Quiring, all with singles. Vernon defenders Carley Newman, Kalen Webster and Evan Koshure were strong in support of netminder Canaen Wisse. Miranda Blatny earned the win as the Vernon Re/ Max Stingrays gonged the Penticton Rapid Ringers 8-3 Saturday morning at Priest Valley Arena. The Rays got offence from Saige Woodliffe (2+1), Maddie Powls (1+2), Czarina Wisse (1+1), Ava Cornell (1+1), and Hannah Popilchak (1+1). Spencer Christensen and Denise Goddard also had goals, and Amy Parson had an assist. The Vernon Towing Rebels fell 9-2 to Kelowna last weekend. Abby Williamson and Stephanie Backer handled the Rebel scoring, with assists from

Giselle Torres and Ellen Campbell. Vernon Bunny Stingers bowed 15-7 to a solid Westside squad Saturday morning at PV. The Stingers played better as the game wore on, with Kassidy Schaper-Kotter and Grace Cornell each collecting hat tricks. Josey Nerling added a single. Vernon Advertising Works Tween B Predators fell 7-3 to Shuswap #2 Saturday afternoon in Salmon Arm. Paige Webster led the Preds with a pair of goals, Kim Wilson fired a single and Jocelyn Jones and Danielle Jackson each had assists. The Vernon Jacura Trucking Junior B Vikings lost both games of a doubleheader against the Kelowna Tween AA South squad Sunday at PV. Megan Vadnais pocketed Vernon’s lone goal as Vernon fell 2-1 in the opener. Whitney Jacura and Kaylee Barrs recorded assists. Game two saw Vadnais and Teagan Moore score with help from Shelby Munk and Dayce Knopf in a 5-2 loss. Vikings’ goalie Sarah Semph was outstanding in both games, aided by defenders Barrs, Bailee Hopkins, Dinushi Fernando, Breanna Ostafie.

Elders on fire for Canuck crew Morning Star Staff

Former University of Denver Pioneer sniper Jason Elders pocketed 3+1 Monday night as the Teale Utility Canucks iced the M&K Ready-Mix Bruins 8-5 in Interior Hockey League action at Priest Valley Arena. Elders, who racked up 80 goals in four NCAA seasons, scored three of the Bruins’ first four goals, with Neil Jones drawing assists on two. Seattle Thunderbird grad Tyler Quiring added 2+1 for the league-leading Canucks (24-1), while Rob Killingbeck also scored twice and Reid Church once. Jones and Mike Burke each had three assists. Former BCJHL scoring king Terry Lowe counted 2+1 for the third-place Bruins (14-8-0-2), while Chris Church, Mike Tew and Jaron Chasca had singles. Duane Dennis earned three helpers. Jason Silzer made several spectacular first-period saves and finished with 27 saves as the R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans grounded Interior Landscapers 4-1 Sunday night at PV. Grinder Dave Debalinhard scored the winner and clincher, ripping one of his seldom-used wicked slapshots for the insurance goal. Rob Bauml and Mike McMorran also scored for the Orphans (9-11-0-2), while former Vernon Laker Al Young replied for the landscapers (10-15). Rhett Ballard and Kurtis Jacques each scored twice as the Silver Star Hitmen slammed the Aquatico Bay Bar & Grill Sharks 7-2 Sunday night at Wesbild Centre.

Kyle Pliszka, with 1+3, Ryan Johnson and Dave Claeys also scored for the Hitmen (14-8-0-2). Blake McLeod picked up three assists. Kyle Kinsman and Brad Stakkestad countered for the 7-17 Sharks. The Blue Jay Concrete Hornets got 2+1 from Jesse Reed in a 5-4 win over Sutton Acadians in the Sunday late nighter at Wesbild. Brandon Beday bagged the winner with 9:27 left, while Darren Cecchini and ex-Nanaimo Clipper Trevor Keenan also contributed singles for the 12-70-4 Buzz. Retired NHLer Steve Kelly netted 2+1 for the Acadians (7-14-0-2), who got singles from Cory Nicholson and Mike Johnson. Manish Bhatt’s hat trick goal, with 3:02 remaining, gave the Westwood Cabinets Flyers a 10-9 victory over the Kal Tire Knights Saturday at PV. Kevin Arbuckle supplied 3+3 for the Flyers (12-80-3) while Matt Glinsbockel scored twice and singles came from Cory Ferguson and Taylor Shaw. Logan Massie had four assists. IHL scoring leader Deryck Irmen provided 4+2 for the Knights (13-11), while Steve Richter added 2+2, Cody Watson scored twice and Justin Myhre had 1+2. Ex-Clippers Scott Kowalski (2) and Shawn Bourgeois (1+2) led the Re/Max Rangers to a 4-1 win over Alexander’s Blackhawks Saturday at PV. Bernie Pimm added 1+2 for the 13-9-0-2 Rangers. Brian Caron replied for the 13-10-0-1 Hawks.

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They have pocketed points in five of their last six games and have a pretty favourable schedule for their final nine Kootenay International Junior Hockey League tilts. Vernon’s Laine Keyes pulled the hat trick Sunday afternoon, giving him nine goals in just 10 games, as the North Okanagan Knights grounded the Princeton Posse 6-4 before 150 fans at NorVal Sports Centre. The Knights, who bowed 4-2 to the Sicamous Eagles before 200 home fans Saturday night, improved to 9-29-0-3, three points ahead of the Penticton Lakers for the sixth and final playoff berth in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference. Knights’ points leader Trevor Fitzgerald had three helpers against the Posse.


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their lives and we’re glad she’s ours.” Stanishewsky, who turns 90 Thursday, has lived in Vernon since 1969 and is active in the Ukrainian Catholic Church where she is famous for her baking, Easter eggs and hand work. She’s always busy with her knitting, crocheting, sewing her own clothes on her treadle sewing machine, and in the summer in her garden and canning, even making her own grape juice and raisins, for the winter. She has four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Senior shares songs from the past CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

John A. Cochrane likes nothing better than sharing his love of music. “I think I’ve learned by heart at least five songs a year for 80 years so that’s more than 400 songs of all kinds. We have a wonderful heritage of music and some beautiful songs came out of the Depression era,” he said. Cochrane, 93 wants to make sure these songs are enjoyed by the people who remember then and those who are hearing them for the first time. A recent performance of The Impossible Dream at the Silver Star Rotary Club brought him a standing ovation and led to the club and the Schubert Centre putting together a show for him Jan. 24. He was raised in Coronation, Alta. and started playing the violin at age 10. It wasn’t long before he was playing for local dances which he did until he joined the Canadian Army Service Corps in the Second World War. It wasn’t long


John A. Cochrane checks out the venue for his show at Schubert Centre Sunday. before his skills and training in wireless equipment were needed for war production and 12-hours shifts meant there was no time for music. After the war, he took up the banjo and led sing-alongs for the YMCA, Scouts and other groups. He also brought his baritone to the Edmonton Mixed Chorus and was a soloist in the Westmount Presbyterian Church. He retired from a

career in refrigeration technology in 1981 and kept entertaining around Edmonton. “I took up the keyboard because the keyboard and singing work so well together,” he said. He moved to Vernon in 2003 and lost his wife in 2004. He lived at Coldstream Meadows for several years and was happy to take part in the Meadows School Project.

“It was such a pleasure to work with the children on the old songs. Some of the children, well, they are teenagers now, will be coming to show on Sunday and it will be so good to see them,” he said. Cochrane now lives at Carrington Place where he often entertains. He is also a composer, including a special song for his wife. “My music, that is, the songs I play, is 50-years-old and beyond and tends to be soft and sentimental but it will live forever and it appeals to all ages,” he said. “People tell me they appreciate the feeling I put into the songs. It’s wonderful feeling for me to see people enjoying the music, it makes me feel loved that I can do that for them.” John’s show, sponsored by Silver Star Rotary and the Schubert Centre, takes place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Admission is by donation, with the proceeds going to Silver Star Rotary and Schubert Centre community projects.

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6 cups cubed bread 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes 10 eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups milk 2 tsp. ground mustard 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper In a large skillet, cook sausage and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 13-inch by nineinch by two-inch baking dish; top with two cups sausage mixture and half of the cheese and tomatoes. Repeat layers. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread mixture. Bake,

uncovered, at 350 F. for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near centre comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings. Meaty Manicotti 14 uncooked manicotti shells 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage 3/4 lb. ground beef 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups (8 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 pkg. (3 oz) cream cheese, cubed 1/4 tsp. salt 4 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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A group of festive “locavores,” or eaters of local food, gathered recently to mark the end of their 100day, 100 Mile Diet Challenge. This was celebrated with homemade eggnog and hot apple cider, and a range of Christmas treats, from home-baked pastries filled with homemade jam to mince tarts made from green tomatoes. They also made their own Christmas wreaths, featuring such 100 Mile components as cedar and fir boughs, Oregon grape clippings and bright red high-bush cranberries. The 100 Mile Diet Challenge was launched at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in early September by two local groups: the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan (FASNO) and the Armstrong Community Food Initiative (ACFI). These groups challenged people in the

North Okanagan to eat food that has been produced or processed within a 100 mile radius of home. Fortunately for those of us in the North Okanagan, this is a geographic area that encompasses the fertile Okanagan, the hardy west Kootenays, and the beef rangelands around Merritt, Kamloops and Cache Creek. The 100 Mile Diet is a creation of two Vancouver-based writers, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon, who decided to eat only food that was produced within a 100 mile radius of their home for one year. Their example, written about in a best-selling book, has inspired thousands of individuals, and even whole communities, to change the way they eat. The reasons cited for eating more local food range from economic: buying from local businesses has a multiplier effect on the entire local economy; to environmental: it reduces greenhouse gas

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would deny that we n Jan. 4, make our own choices Roberto –– some good, some “Sandro” not. But, is it really fair Sanchez, dubbed “the or accurate to lay all Argentine Elvis,” died the blame at the feet of complications after of those who become heart and lung transaddicted to tobacco? plant surgery. He was Not according only 64. to internal tobacco During his remarkindustry able career, documents Sandro that reveal recorded a range of 52 albums, tactics used acted in 16 by tobacco movies and companies to was awarded make tobacco a Latin more addicGrammy in 2005 Eric Kowalski tive. The for career tobacco industry is achievement. made up of some of the In the 1970s, he most powerful multibecame the first Latin American singer to play national companies in the world. These New York’s Madison companies provide a Square Garden. wide range of prodWhat killed this ucts and services, from extraordinary man? cookies to insurance Sanchez suffered to department stores. from chronic lung The Canadian tobacco disease caused by his industry alone spends lifelong addiction to millions of dollars a tobacco. year on marketing and “I am to blame for the condition that I am promotion. While Roberto in. I deserve it; I sought Sanchez enjoyed fame it out. I picked up this and wealth, an increasdamn cigarette,” he is ing percentage of quoted as saying. smokers are much less We can admire fortunate. Sanchez’s willingness Regardless of what to take responsibility for his actions. And few Hollywood would like


us to believe, smoking is less likely to be a lifestyle choice of the rich, famous and cool. Instead, those most likely to become addicted to tobacco are the young, the poor, the less educated and those living with mental illness. Tobacco addiction cannot be blamed solely on “personal choice.” Rather, the blame lies in the continued mixed messages we, as a society, give and receive about smoking. After all, cigarettes –– readily available in convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations –– are the only legally available product in North America that kills when used as intended. At the height of his career, Sanchez was known for his sensual, irreverent style, gyrating hips and black leather jacket. Compare this to how he described his life last year, in one of his final interviews, when he spoke of the impacts of his smoking habit: “I am debilitated because I cannot move. My life is my bed, my spot in the dining room

where I read the newspaper, and from there I do not move.” On Jan. 4, Roberto Sanchez’s voice became one more of the tens of thousands silenced every year as a result of cigarettes. If you currently use tobacco and are interested in quitting, please contact QuitNow at or at 1-877-455-2233. Eric Kowalski is the manager of injury prevention with Interior Health.

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Community Calendar JANUARY 20 BASIC WEAVING CLASS AT MACKIE LAKE HOUSE Beat the January blues and come out and socialize and learn a new art. Basic weaving taught by Heather Specken. Looms and basic set-up will be provided so that participants can jump right in. Lunch and snacks provided. Cost is $89 per person, tax included. Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class is limited to 10, so please reserve your spot ASAP by calling 250-545-1019 or by e-mail to Check out the website at GOOD FOOD BOX NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to pack fresh produce Jan. 20 and 21. Come after 9 a.m. to All Saints Anglican Church hall, 3205-27th St. Call Diane at 250-3067800.

UPPER ROOM MISSION BOUTIQUE Storewide half-price clearance sale, from socks to microwaves. Sale starts Jan. 20, and continues until closing on Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.

THE LADIES OF THE ROYAL PURPLE LODGE #123 We are a non-profit group that meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Elks Hall. Bring your lunch bag and join us at noon. Meeting starts 1 p.m. For more information, call 542-4576. SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIOR PARENTS For seniors parents of children with developmental disabilities, meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Community Living BC (CLBC), suite 201, 2802-30th St. Join us for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to connect with other senior parents facing similar joys and challenges. For info., call Julie at 250-307-4216. OKANAGAN SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOC. MEETS Every third Wednesday of the month. Call Lorna Carter at 546-3318 or Rob Campbell at 546-3546. THE OCEOLA FISH & GAME CLUB AGM Annual general meeting Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. The 51st Oceola Fish & Game Club Fundraiser and Banquet is Feb. 20. Banquet tickets are still available from president Bill Bosch at 250-765-7423 or 250-470-0123. For details, see THE DOWNSIDE OF HIGH Okanagan Science Centre presents special advance public screening of the new documentary film The Downside of High Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Rec. Centre. Free public screening followed by a public discussion and Q&A with film director/writer Bruce Mohun and local medical experts. The Downside of High explores the science behind marijuana and mental illness. Information on the film can be found by visiting html. Suitable for adults and youth. Bring your friends, have some pizza and pop, and enter to win a new IPod Touch (must be 18 and under to enter). For more information, contact the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644 or visit

JANUARY 21 VERNON & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY hosts its monthly general meeting at Heritage Hall (Polson Park) Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting,

guest speakers (and charter members) Jack and Elsie Wilson will talk of their 60-plus years as business owners in the downtown core. They will highlight their many years as owners of FM Ladies Wear, a popular shop on 30th Avenue. Members and guests are encouraged to attend. ODD FELLOWS MEET Every third Thursday of the month at the OAP Hall in Lumby and at 3300 Mabel Lake Park on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 250-547-9092 or 250-542-0616 for more information. RUG HOOKERS MEET Meets the first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Call Pat Robertson at 260-1300. VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS GUILD Meets first and third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd. (off Silver Star Rd). Looking forward to seeing you. For more information, call Sharon at 250-542-4798 or see KNITTING CIRCLE ARMSTRONG We invite you to a relaxing evening of sharing, learning and meeting new friends. Bring a project — needles and yarn — or just yourself. Beginners always welcome. We meet the first, third and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. Now accepting yarn donations for local charitable projects. For more information, visit Knitting Circle Canada at or phone Judy at 5469475 or Marlene at 546-6325. THE GOOD FOOD BOX ENDERBY Pay for your box every second Wednesday, no later than 5 p.m., at Baron’s Real Estate, Century 21. Boxes can be picked up every third Thursday between noon and 3:45 p.m., Anglican Church hall. For more information, please call 838-6298. VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 Meets the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Contact Betty at 542-8450. ENDERBY AND DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL annual general meeting takes place Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Enderby Chamber of Commerce, Belvidere Park. Friends and members encouraged to attend. Discussion of 2010 events and happenings. Enquiries Alyson Witts, 250-838-2274. ENDERBY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MEET Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m., Enderby Chamber. Doors open 7 a.m.; breakfast $2. Come network: guests welcome! Call Aase, 250-838-6840. COMMUNITY SENIORS’ FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON Jan. 21 at 10:45 a.m., Vernon Full Gospel Tabernacle, 5871 Okanagan Landing Rd. Pastor Wilf Burger will bring a devotional. A delicious lunch will be served. Enjoy singing your favourite hymns with the Sing-Along Band led by Pastor Karl Janzen. For more information please phone Lois at 250-549-8496 or Kathy at 250-558-1947. THE VERNON SUICIDE PREVENTION SOCIETY invites you to attend Suicide First Aid. Presenter Gerard Hayes will talk about how to recognize the signs a person may

Feature Event: Vernon Toastmasters Hosts Open House Jan. 21 Vernon Toastmasters, the area’s longest chartered club (50-plus years), have sponsored all of the existing clubs in Vernon, and want to congratulate Hi Noon Toastmasters as the newest club in Vernon. President Robin Procter, secretary Jacqui Hughes, and Serle Schoenberger, vice president of public relations, invite everyone interested in observing and joining in on a Toastmasters evening to come to the open house, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. Come early. For more information, call 250-542-5161. be sending when they are having suicidal thoughts, how to find out if that person is suicidal and how and where to go about helping that individual. This presentation is for everyone as most people considering suicide are more likely to reach out to someone they know, rather than a professional. Takes place Jan. 21 at the Vernon Lodge from 7 to 9 p.m. If you require child-minding you must register your children by calling 542-3114, ext. 212. THE PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP meets at the People Place the third Thursday of every month, September through June at 1 p.m. Next meeting Jan. 21 at 1 p.m., featuring Kathy Van der Star, Community Outreach co-ordinator, Parkinson’s Society of BC on the topic, “Getting the Most from British Columbia Health Care.” New members are welcome. Come and join us for an informative talk. For more information, please contact Bob McDougall at 250-542-9131, or Paul Jones at 250-542-7563. CANADIAN SOCIETY OF QUESTERS VERNON Meets Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at People Place, #101 3402 27th Ave. Guest speaker Corina Saebels will tell of her alien abductions from the time she was a child, especially her most recent encounter in July 2009 and how these abductions have affected the lives of her children and now her grandson. She has authored a book entitled The Collectors detailing her many experiences.


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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. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at People Place, by donation only. For more information, please contact Melissa at BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden Jan. 22, 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Vernon Public Library, 3001 32nd Ave. Topic is “Peace Of Mind In A Hectic World.” Sanden gives practical instructions and helpful advice on how to meditate, find peace of mind and lead a peaceful positive life. Using Buddhist wisdom we can transform the difficulties of daily life into spiritual growth. Drop-in fee $10 adults, $5 students. For info 250-558-0952 or www.shantideva. No fragrances please. SUNSHINE SENIORS MEET Every second and fourth Friday of the month, downstairs at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. at 1:30 p.m. Join us for devotions, games and great treats. Everyone 55+ is welcome. Premises are wheelchair accessible. Annual membership only $3. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Jan. 22, appies and pool at Checkers, 3914-32nd St. Meet friends and sharpen your pool skills. Appies half price from 4 to 6 p.m. If attending, call Çheryl by Thursday, so seats can be saved.

VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GIFT SHOP We’re cleaning house INTERIOR and having a 50 per cent off sale of PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION selected items from the shop. We are & STAMPEDE also having a silent auction. Sale and auction Jan. 22 in the boardroom at the Located in the Oddfellows Hall back of the hospital cafeteria (basement (corner of Wood Avenue and Bridge Street) level of the hospital). Hours of sale and auction are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hope to see you there! Time ~ 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Ladies Memberships on sale now! Auxiliary hosts Robbie Burns Night Memberships are available at the I.P.E. Office up until the call to order of the meeting. Jan. 22 at the Oyama Community Hall. New members of the society must purchase their Doors open 5 p.m. Highland dancers, memberships prior to January 27th in order to be eligible haggis, roast beef dinner, dancing until to vote at the AGM. midnight, music by Art Taylor. Tickets Current members may purchase memberships up until commencement of the meeting. $15 each. Transportation available from


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Marijuana documentary on tonight at rec centre Morning Star Staff

One phone call, and the next thing you know, the director/writer of a powerful documentary on marijuana use is offering to come to town to show the film. Sandi Dixon, executive director of the Okanagan Science Centre, was interested in showing Bruce Mohun’s documentary, The Downside of High, so she called Mohun about getting a copy of the film for a public screening and discussion in Vernon. “He offered to come up to show the film, how cool is that?” said an excited Dixon. The Downside of High will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Rec Centre. The film will be followed by a public discussion and question-and-answer with Mohun and local medical experts, including Dr. Marvin Krank, professor of psychology and dean of graduate studies at UBC Okanagan. The provocative question – “Is strong pot damaging young minds?” – is at the heart of Mohun’s documentary about the science behind marijuana and mental illness. Some of the world’s top schizophrenia experts, whose research

is featured in the film, conclude that teens who start smoking marijuana before the age of 16 are four times more

likely to become schizophrenic. The film is narrated by David Suzuki, who will broadcast

The Downside of High on his CBC-TV show, The Nature of Things, Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m.

“The Okanagan Science Centre is thrilled to be hosting this premier and providing an opportunity

for Okanagan residents to meet Mr. Mohun in person, and to engage in meaningful dialogue,” said Dixon. “We

are very grateful to Mr. Mohun, his team and our local partners for making this happen for our community.”



The Downside of High, a documentary that looks at a link between marijuana use among young adults and mental illness, will be shown at the Vernon Rec Centre tonight.

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John Reginald (Jack) Hayes was born on February 18th, 1953 in Mission, B.C. and passed away on January 16th, 2010 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 56 years.


Erma passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Arvid. Her children, Karin (Darrell) Valair, Lorne (Brenda) Witala, Myrna Lardeur, Debbie (Antoni) Witala-Michaud, her 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 surviving sisters, Laura Reade and Agnes Willis. Erma was extremely active and enjoyed golfing, curling, bowling, walking and playing cards with her friends. She also loved her flower garden. Erma’s family are extremely grateful to Dr. Arthur Cheung at ARHCC for the excellent care and guidance he gave. They would also like to thank all of the caregivers at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack for everything they did to make her last days comfortable and peaceful. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:30 – 3 pm on Saturday, January 23rd at the Woodlawn Funeral Home Tea Room, 2310 Clearbrook Road, in Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Erma’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation, 600 – 686 W. Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1G1 Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Myra; two daughters, Jens (Damon) and Amy (Nathaniel); four grandchildren, Desiree, Madison, Hailey and Teaghan; five siblings, Colleen (Harold) Haynes, Samuel (Nikki) Hayes, Gordon (Bonnie) Hayes, Patricia (Denis) Demmon and James (Janice) Hayes; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Cecil; his sister, Nona Coughlen; and his niece, Tiffany Hayes. Cremation preceded a gathering for family and friends which will be held in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jack to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

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Neil Anderson Davidson 1916 - 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Neil Anderson Davidson of Vernon on January 16, 2010, at the age of 93. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. He was born February 23, 1916 in Stettler Alberta and moved to the North Okanagan in the 1920s, where the family operated a large sheep operation near Okanagan Lake for over 40 years. The family was also very involved in the musical community. Neil played cello in the local orchestra. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel in 2001, and his brothers Bruce and Allan. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Norah Foord of Vernon, his children Diane Beaumont, Barbara Davidson, Margaret Newell and Gordon Davidson, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davidson left Vernon to attend Law School at the University of Alberta where he met his wife-to-be Isabel Stanley, while both playing lead roles in a university operetta production. Subsequent to serving in the Air Force during the Second World War, he returned to Vernon to become an associate of Charles W. Morrow, MLA, in 1946. With the acquisition of another partner, the late Honourable Mr. Justice Peter D. Seaton, the firm became Morrow, Davidson and Seaton in 1950, and subsequently Davidson and Company. In 1969 he was awarded the Queen’s Counsel (QC) honour. Mr. Davidson was Special Counsel to the Morrow Commission during 1969 and 1970, which examined provincial law pertaining to liquor matters and was subsequently appointed to the position of chairman of B.C. Liquor Board during the years of 1974 to 1977. In 1993 Mr. Davidson received the Charles Goyer Memorial award from the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association, honouring his contribution to the profession of law as well as to his community. In 1990 he was nominated as an honourary member of the Vernon Bar Association. At the international level, Mr. Davidson served as a legal consultant to Guatemala in 1985 and Antigua in 1986, through Canadian Executive Services Overseas (CESO). He retired as the senior partner of Davidson and Company in 1988. As a lawyer he was not afraid to challenge anyone or any institution, often representing the “small guy”. He served informally as a mentor to many younger lawyers in the community. As a tireless community leader, Mr. Davidson served his community through his role as Mayor of Vernon between 1979 and 1981. He was also the chairman or president of numerous North Okanagan organizations and director of many others including the Silver Star Park Board, Water Conservation Board, Social Planning Council, Chamber of Commerce, Hospital Fundraising Committee, Community Music School, Kalamalka Country Club, and Vernon Golf and Country Club. He was the fundraising chair of the People Place as well as honourary fundraising chair of the United Way. He also served on the advisory board of the Interior Broadcasters Ltd.

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Mr. Davidson was passionate about, and instrumental in bringing post secondary education to the North Okanagan. He founded the Concerned Citizens for College Education in the 1960s and sat on the Okanagan College Advisory Committee (Kalamalka Campus) between 1985 and 1991. He also sat as a member of the Senate of the University of BC, Vancouver, between 1988 and 1993. In 1989 he received Vernon's Most Valuable Person Award, and two Confederation medals for distinguished service to the country. In 1991 he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award in the Rotary Club organization. In 1997, Mr. Davidson received Vernon’s highest, award, that of the Keys to the City. In 2003 he received two Queen Elizabeth Jubilee awards for contribution to the country. As a sportsman, Neil was a die-hard ski jumper and track athlete as a local teen in the 1930s. In the late 1950’s he was a founding owner and director of Silver Star Ski Area, continuing in this role for over 25 years. He was a legendary powder and heli-skier and has a run named in his honour at Silver Star (Davidson’s Delight) on the “back side”, for which he was a primary visionary. He also competed at the national level in Masters tennis. As busy as he was, Neil always seemed to have time to tell one his hundreds of jokes to his many friends. As a father he was loving, firm, an unfortunately effective and articulate cross examiner, and taught his children by example. Ever interested in people, respectful, and as generous as he was with his praise, he could be equally challenging towards others if he felt it necessary. Neil’s family extends heartfelt thanks to Cottage 4 staff at Heron Grove Good Samaritan Home, Dr. Ross Waldron for his skilful and compassionate care, and to Bernice Kjelgren, his loving caregiver. A Celebration of Life will be held at Paddlewheel Park, 7801 OK Landing Road, on Saturday, January 23, at 3.30 pm In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Neil Davidson can be made to Heron Grove, Cottage 4, Good Samaritan Home, #408, 4904 20th Street, Vernon, VIT 9W3. Those who wish to write a tribute, tell a story or send a picture of Neil, or find out more about his life can do so at




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CHEQUE cashing store for sale. Long term data base for cheque cashing & Western Union- 15yrs. Potential for payday loans, pre-paid credit cards, debit cards & money orders. Qualified buyers only pls. 778-475-5771, 250-309-2481 FUN, PROFIT, SUCCESS. Great Canadian Dollar Store, a dollar store leader since 1993 has new franchise opportunities coast to coast. Call today 1-877-338-0123 at ext 229. NATIONALLY Branded Juice & Smoothie Bar. For more info Seeking out interested parties/party to purchase or lease our heavy duty truck/trailer repair and inspection business in Revelstoke. Includes 5 bay 9550 sq. ft. building, land and inventory. Contact Ross Lang 250 837-1685 Snack & Soda vending equip. 2 full sz.snack, 3-compact & 5 column pop, 2 9-column snack fits on top of pop. Some equip placed. Asking $2500. 250-542-2726. WORK FROM HOME using

TURF LOGIC FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY. Zero Pesticide Lawn Care. Okanagan Territories Available, Outdoor Lifestyle, Full Local Support.

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is offering a meeting room for non-profit organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to to set up appointment.

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

SPLATSIN - Social Housing Clerk Hours: Full Time. Wages: Commensurate with experience. Qualifications: Knowledge of rental/tenancy agreements, also INAC and CMHC agreements. Ability to monitor construction projects, understanding of contracts. Skills: Computer/filing and accounting, good people skills, and valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Closing Jan. 29, 2010 Email:

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Kal Tire is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independently owned tire dealer servicing the commercial and consumer markets throughout Canada. The company is headquartered in Vernon, BC, and has over 220 company-owned and associate dealer stores, 10 retread facilities, 1 OTR plant, 4 warehouses and approximately 3,500 employees. Kal Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Information Services (IS) team is looking for an accomplished Senior Business Analyst to guide us in deďŹ ning and delivering technology solutions for Kal Tire. In particular, this position will have an important role in the deďŹ nition and delivery of a new Point of Sale/Store system for Kal Tire. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with extensive analytical experience and a passion for improvement! You will be a key contributor for this important project and for other technology initiatives. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneďŹ ts package, employees share in a company-wide proďŹ t sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. A detailed job description and list of qualiďŹ cations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501â&#x20AC;&#x201C;48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email by January 30th, 2010.

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Farm Workers SEASONAL FARM Laborers for Organic Herb Farm in Lake Country and Armstrong needed. Duties include seeding, greenhouse work, planting seedlings, weeding and tending to plants, picking by hand and loading trucks for delivery. You need to be physically fit and able to work hard as well as work independently and take directions well. Experience is an asset. Monday Saturday 7 am - 3:30 pm (48 hrs/week - Sundays off). $9.09/hr. This position starts April 1/10 through to Oct 1/10 (26 weeks). Please fax resume to 604-777-4819 or email:

Help Wanted MANAGER / SALES ASSOCIATE WANTED! 26-year-old local designer Rachelle Dixon is looking for a an energetic female to join her in managing and operating her growing manufacturing and retail store Square One Apparel. It’s a fun and creative work environment with lots of room to learn and grow with the company. Retail clothing sales experience mandatory or a minimum of 5 years in the service industry. Please bring resumes in person to Square One @ 3009 30th Avenue

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NEW YEAR NEW CAREER! Kelowna company is looking for hard working individuals. Must be 18+ yrs of age. No experience necessary. Must be able to start immediately. Good opportunities for career minded people. Training provided for chosen applicants. $2,500+/Mo. Performance Guarantee.

Call 250-860-9480 LOOKING for qualified concrete finishers for 2010 season, curb & gutter exp. pref. Drop resume at 1909 43 St.

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ARE YOU LOOKING for a rewarding career, with an opportunity for advancement in a friendly & fun environment. We are looking for candidates for: New & Used Vehicle Sales; Service Advisor. Experience preferred but not necessary. For the right application we offer an excellent benefit package with medical, dental & car allowance. Call Sharal Bonertz. Toll free 1-800-463-588 or email resume to:

Early Childhood Educator for P/T position, 30hrs/wk. Must have BC licence to practice & be a team player. Reply to box #10 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5. Experienced Dental Receptionist/CDA Certification preferred, required 3-4 days per week for busy progressive office, must be friendly & a team oriented person with the ability to help run a busy practice and join are dynamic team. Reply to Box 29, C/O The Morning Star Personal assistant/ general help required. Valid drivers license.250-379-2951.

Brentridge Ford Wetaskiwin Domestic Helper / Childcare required in my home 18-25hrs/wk, start Feb/Mar 2010. Non-smoker only. Reply to box #7 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Wanted: An RN interested in working in a medical aesthetic, GP dermatology and vein care practice. Must have excellent people skills and natural sales ability. We are seeking a happy, energetic person who is excited to learn new skills and works well with others. Please reply with a resume and references to:

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Positions available for

EXPERIENCED STYLISTS & ESTHETICIANS /NAIL TECHS Rent or commission. Bring in resume to The Great Escape Salon #5 - 3100 35th Avenue, Vernon or email to

Restaurant SERVERS REQUIRED FOR LUNCH LUNCH.. Please apply in person with resume at 3107-32nd Street, Vernon after 2pm.



Memphis Hair Group has an Open Chair for rent. Must have experience. Call 250-558-6565.

Carpenter required immediately for 48 unit townhouse project in Armstrong. Must have general understanding of all aspects of residential construction. Competitve wage based on experience. Only reliable & dedicated need apply. Fax resume to 250-546-2546 or email:

EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON REQUIRED We are a progressive player in the automotive retail industry and need a self-starter who can build and manage our wholesale and retail parts business and complement our team. If you’ve got the ambition to take over this critical position, hit our high standards and grow fast with our company, send your resume to Include a separate write-up describing your most significant team and individual accomplishments. We offer a very competitive wage and benefit package.



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Help Wanted EXPERIENCED cian, Esthetician required for Just & Salon. Please son w/resume 53rd ave Vernon.

Nail Techni& Hairstylist For You Spa apply in perto 301-2520

FARM workers needed at Kuhn Kuhn Farms, 4320 L&A Cross Rd. $9.14/hr. Call 250- 558-3778.

J&M SANDHER Orchards looking for farm workers in Vernon and area for March 1, for apple picking, pruning & other labour work. Up to 60hr/wk. Wages $9.14/hr. or piece rate. 6120 Rimer Rd. (250)558-2988,

RETAIL BUILDING SUPPLY in Vernon - Specializing in finishing products is currently looking for an experienced salesperson. If you are enthusiastic, outgoing, hard working and punctual, we would like to hear from you! Preference will be given to applicants who have previous experience and a good knowledge of basic building supplies. Please apply by letter in your own hand writing and include a typed resume, which should contain a complete employer and experience history. You may specify your salary expectations. Please drop off your resume in person to Windsor Plywood, 4317 - 31st Street, Vernon, BC.

RN or LPN is needed for clinical teaching for the RCA program at Sprott-Shaw Community College, Vernon campus. If you want to share your knowledge with others please email or call Lori



TECHNICIAN Mountain View Electric Ltd. (located 20 minutes from Vernon or Salmon Arm), has an opening for the position of Dairy Technician. This person will be primarily working in the Scheduled matintenance Program under our Dairy Division. We are looking for a person who has • Strong Customer Service skills • Is Self Motivated, and well organized • Has an understanding of Electrical Circuitry • Is mechanically inclined • Has a working knowledge of Computers and operating software Training will be provided for the right applicant. This is not an Electrician’s position. Please forward resume to the attention of Gerard Doorn, Box 467 Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 or fax to 250-838-6732 or email to

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (Armstrong) CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY SPECIALIST The Okanagan Boys & Girls Club in Armstrong has an immediate opening for a Child, Youth, and Family Specialist. This is a maternity leave term position of 35 hours per week until the return of the incumbent. Candidates should have the following basic qualifications: • BSW or equivalent in Human Services and three years of experience or one to two years of related experience in Child, Youth and Family counselling. • Experience in crisis and short-term interventions. • Experience with and knowledge of child and youth mental health issues. • Knowledge of or experience with the Child Welfare system. • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution. • Knowledge of or experience in providing Integrated Case Management. • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. • Computer and file management skills are essential. • Knowledge of local community resources and services. • Experience in facilitating groups is considered an asset. • Possess a valid B.C. Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle with appropriate liability insurance. • Successful completion of Agency Screening Process, including a criminal record check. Resume and cover letter to: Andrea Schnell - Centre Director Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs - Armstrong Box 332, 3459 Pleasant Valley Rd. Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Fax: 250-546-3468 E Mail:

First Nations Friendship Centre



Under the direct supervision of the Nutritionist Coordinator, the Outreach Worker’s duties will include: • Providing counselling and/or referral for identified health and lifestyle risks related to pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period • Facilitating weekly drop-in sessions. Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent with related nutrition or food preparation skills • Paraprofessional training/experience in counseling and/or teaching would be an asset • Good knowledge of breast-feeding management, pregnancy and childbirth and infant development • Must have good communication and conflict resolution skills • Must be able to work independently in a group or individual setting • Must have practical knowledge of food shopping and preparation • Knowledge of the dynamics of the urban First Nations and Metis community, especially in the North Okanagan • Reliable vehicle required for home visits • Must work flexible hours • Current First Aid Certificate, Food Safe Certification Must consent to a criminal record check. Requires a valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation.

Vernon is looking for a fully qualified collision repair tech. Please call Mike at 250-542-4811 or 604-916-1767 for an appt. Excel. wage & benefit pkg.

To apply: submit resume, cover letter & three work related references to: First Nations Employment Services 2905 29th Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1Y7 Fax: (250) 558-5321


ATTENTION: LOCAL people needed to Work From Home online $500-$4500 PT/FT. Complete Training provided. Call Candace 1-877-822-8170 ATTN: Wanted 33 Overweight People! WE PAY YOU for lbs you lose on our program! Call Candace 1-877-264-4713 BUSY SALON CHAIR RENTAL AVAIL. Apply in person to D.Marie Hair Company #2-2810 48th Ave, Vernon.

Help Wanted

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Relief is only a call away! Call Leah Crawford, Estate Administrator at 250-503-5300 today to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon, Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9A2

Help Wanted

Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. Start Date: A.S.A.P. Closing Date: Jan 22, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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Help Wanted GREEN Velvet Lawn & Tree Care Ltd is looking for a conscientious, motivated individual. A background with horticulture experience is preferred, but not necessary. Pay will be based on qualifications. Must have valid drivers license. Please apply in person to 5212 27th Ave. Vernon B.C. LOOKING TO make excellent money? Love jewelry? Want to work flexible hours? I have the answer for you! Contact me for more information karenaobrien Great for stay at home moms too! PROJECT MANAGER for road construction work in Northern Alberta. CET or direct experience preferred. For more info or to apply, visit or fax 403-568-1327 Wanted Immediately. Opening for a Nail Tech for a new spa in a busy elegant hotel. Applicants to call Lee Rogers at 250-307-6002.

Trades, Technical SOFFIT installers required. Must have experience, own tools & transportation. Submit Resume to Suite 246, 3104 30th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 9M9

Work Wanted DAY HIRES Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL “Seasonal Pickers, Landscaping & Yard Maintenance Skilled Trades People”

Contact Workfirst 250-545-5764 PRIVATE AUTO PAINTING Body work & rust repair 30 yrs. experience, quality material, affordable prices


Ken 250-558-0102 KITCHEN cabinet & appliance removal or any odd jobs to be done. Call 250-503-4954. Reasonable rates. Renovation Wall & Floor Finishing, Drywalling, Taping, Hardwood, Laminate, Bsmnt’s & Framing. 250-540-3252.

Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892

Education/Tutoring E.S.L Tutor highschoool or adults. $25/hr. Call Donna 778-473-0013.

Financial Services

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Financial Services

Home Improvements

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NATURAL WOOD FLOORING Fir, Hemlock & Pine Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

FIRST crop alfalfa & second crop alfalfa. Sm. square bales. Armstrong 250-546-3371.

Bull dogs (English) female, pet quality, red & white, CKC reg. born Oct. 9/09, micro chipped, all shots incl. For more info call (250)309-7115

BEST DEAL! Washers, Dryers & Stoves. Starting at $100 and up. (250)549-3781

Total white kitchen pkg, exc/cond, fridge, self cleaning oven, dishwasher. $1000 for all 3, (250)542-7673

* WINTER CLEARANCE SALE ON NOW Save an extra 30-50% off our low priced items! Selling scratch & dent Brand names you can trust. Prices that can’t be beat. Come in & check us out. SMART CHOICE LIQUIDATORS. 3124 30th Ave, Downtown Vernon 250-549-5010. Unit #4-2720 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, 250-712-9855.



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Legal Services #1 IN PARDONS. Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it?s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866-416-6772, #1 PARDON SERVICE - we can remove your criminal record in 6 months! receive free pardon or waiver evaluation. we guarantee it - ask for details! call toll-free. 1-888-646-0747 CRIMINAL RECORD? We can help! The National Pardon Centre? is RCMP Accredited. For better price and better service visit: Call 778-783-0442 or 1-866-242-2411.

Nutrition/Diet MAKE YOUR RESOLUTION a reality! And, your first 15lbs are FREE. Lose weight. Guaranteed. Call Herbal Magic 1-800-926-4363. Limited time offer.

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPERS AVAILABLE Personal, small business and corporate, A/P, A/R, payroll, all returns & statements. Experienced. 250-309-2056, 250-558-0312.

Cleaning Services

Kitchen Cabinets QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250-878-7040 Call Joe.

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

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Junk Removal fr. $75., Bin Rentals fr. $125. ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley

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INDIGO Cleaning Services. Residential & Commercial. 30 years exp. 250-545-1359.

MJM TILE Flooring - Kitchens & Bathrooms, reasonable rates. Mick (250)938-9492

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THINK Freedom Housekeeping / Get back to your Ahh... Weekly, biweekly, monthly or on call. Quality work, personalized service. Call Em at 250-542-3765 or ea3765@


Custom Rock Counters

JANUARY PREMIUM 40 sq. ft. of Premium Granite includes FREE removal of old counters and FREE installation $ 400 SAVINGS

Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630.

Help Wanted

First crop hay 70% alfalfa 30% grass mix. $6.00 bale. No rain. 250-547-6600.

We’re on the net at HAY FOR SALE 250-546-9763

*HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.


Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

Phone 542-7203 Beagle, adult male purebred, neutered, loveable, obedient, good companion & family dog. (250)550-0419

DEBT STRESS? DEBTS GOT you worried? End those phone calls. Avoid bankruptcy. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. Online: or toll-free 1-877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad Credit? bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer West Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU OWN a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit/Age/Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

Male Puggle pups, home raised w/TLC for loving disposition. Can view mom, dad, & sons. $600 vaccinated. 250-308-1883. PUREBRED Bichon puppies, both male & female, 1st shots, dewormed, litter trained, microchipped for identification, wonderful family pets w/great disposition. 250-832-4923.

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Stuart 250-549-6545 Admiral washer/dryer set Heavy duty/extra capacity $200. 250-260-4400.



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Portable dishwasher, exc. cond. $100. Portable washer spin machine, has agater, great for cabin $75. (250)545-1454

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.

Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 37 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.

NEXT REGULAR SALES THURS., JAN. 28 & FEB. 11 or call us at 250-546-9420 903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C.

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4 Laptop Computers, Infocus Projector, I-Pods, Digital Cameras, Heavy Gold Chain & Ring, Auto CD Players, RAM, Golf Clubs, Tools, DVDs, Router, PS II, Guitar, Sleeping Bag & More.

Furniture: Solid Maple Dining Table, 6 Ladderback Chairs, 5 Pc Maple Bedroom Suite, Sofa, Leather Footstool, Padded Bench, New Queen Box & Matt., Office Desks & Chairs, Bookshelves, Framed Pictures & Prints, Framed Mirrors, Area Carpets, Bar Stools, Lamps, Futon, Mirrored Dressers, Stoves, Washer, Stacking Washer/Dryer, TV’s, Stereo’s, Ent Units, Art Plants, Plus More. Tools: Craftsman Bandsaw, Gas & Elec Pressure Washers, Air Compressors, 225 Amp Welder, Oxy/Act Torch Set, ATV/Motorcycle Lift, Cordless Tools, Climbing Spurs, Battery Charger, Tool Pouch, Fire Extinguishers, Propane Space Heater, Tires, Tool Box & Much More. Vehicles: 1992 Toyota Premium Van, 1996 Ford Windstar (Parts)


Ladies Wear Store To Be Sold As 1 Lot By Sealed Bid. Bids Accepted Until 2PM Feb. 1, 2010. Now On Display For Viewing.



Sat., Jan. 23, 11am • 755 Carrier St., Kamloops

Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon

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$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved BBB Member

Bullmastiff X American Bulldogs for sale. There are 3 females left, and already have first shots and dewormed. They are dark brindle. Please contact us at 250-549-6806, anytime of the day.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH For the start tart of the New Year, Antique Imports will be selling by Public Auction an assortment of Antique & Collectables from local collectors and estates. This auction will host many one-of-a kind antiques, period pieces and collectible smalls. PARTIAL LIST INCLUDES: 1920’s marble top mahogany dental cabinet from Enderby, early Canadiana oak mirror back dressers, substantial heavy Nova Scotian pine 8-piece dining room suite, Victorian detailed oak bookcase, vintage upholstered sofa and chair set, Victorian oak gate-leg table with 6 matching Victorian chairs, early oak filing cabinet, attractive 3-piece brown leather sofa and chair set, beautiful marble coffee table, outstanding c1850 signed J. Pradier bronze figurine, pair of Hallmarked, sterling silver candelabras, 14kt white gold antique style 0.40ct Blue Sapphire and Diamond ring (appraised at $2,000.00), selection of area carpets, pictures and prints, Victorian stained glass windows and selection of tasty boxed lots plus so much more… This is a partial list only! Viewing to be held in our Vernon Showrooms.


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#2-1115 GORDON CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. YEAR END TAX CREDIT GRANITE SALE. 36SQ’’ WITH UNDERMOUNT SINK, $2599. 250-870-1577, 763-8303 SHOWROOM: 1115 GORDON DR. QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Contact Donna at 250.550.7901 or email


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Brigitte’s Mobile

Call Kevin 250-308-8268 • Foundations • Concrete Floors • Sidewalks • Retaining Wall • Engineered Wall • Driveway • Suspended Slabs


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Plumbing Reno’s • Alterations • Water Treatment 4th & 5th Generation Licensed Plumbers, Father & son Team

250-545-0883 250-306-6610

Quality Workmanship & Reasonable Rates

AQUA-PRO or Email: Call Steve: 250.307.8925




DARCY’S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *Certified



STUCCO CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

Mixed Metal Contracting Heating ducts & Custom Fabrication “Anything in Metal” • Furnace & Heat Pump Installation • Residential/Commercial Ventilation • New Construction/Renovations

Specializing in Small Businesses


FLOORING /TILING mountridge flooring & tiling

For Free Estimate Call Chris:

CELL 250-540-0025 HOME: 250-542-6277 TOP QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP

Phone Mike: 306-3499

Totally Reliable & Friendly Service

“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per

References • All Work Guaranteed


New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery

Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977




Kelowna Winfield 250-212-3075


Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598

Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4

Repaints our specialty! • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates • or

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549-0115 Mike Howe 20 yrs. experience Guaranteed & Professional! Free Estimates


Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location • General Labouring rd NEW 2001 43 St Vernon, B.C. V1T 6K7



Also Serving Westside Rd



• Yard Clean-Up • Dump Runs • Home Maintenance • Snow Shoveling FOR THE THINGS YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR! Darrel: 250-503-7818 Doug: 250-306-5174

DRYWALL All Your Drywalling Needs Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282

B: 503-0681 C: 503-6273


Call for details JACK 250-308-2870

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Hardi-Plank Siding Specialist

Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations

No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)

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EVERYTHING FROM FOUNDATION TO FINISH Concrete, Framing, Flooring - Tile & Hardwood, Painting, Finishing


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Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences * Landscaping

• Hardi-plank Siding • Facia • Soffits • All exterior renovations • Free estimates • All work guaranteed CALL DAVE 250-306-0426

L&R Home Improvements • Renovations • General Repairs • Paint • Tile • Laminate • Hardwood • Baseboard • Trim • Door & Window Repair• Sinks • Counter Tops • Cabinets • Blinds

Call Len (250)558-5038

“Framing to Flooring”

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Ron @ 250-309-0435 or 250-542-1419


ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter • Renovations • Remodelling • New Construction

Free Estimates & Creative Ideas for Bathrooms, Offices, Basement Suites, Kitchens & More! Excellent Craftsmanship.

Mike 250-938-8133

Kevin 250-308-9592

PROCTER CONSTRUCTION LTD. Certified Registered Builder with New Home Warranty

The Hardi Joys

Foundation, Framing, Finishing and Renovation work

- Solving all your Siding Mysteries Exterior Finishing & Renovations

• Armstrong, Falkland, Vernon area Call John at: • 21 years in business • Free Estimates


Rick & Barb Joy Specializing in: James Hardi Siding, Shingles, Board & Batten, Soffits, Fascia, Trim & Dressing.

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s Small & Large Projects Free E timate Free Es Professional Building & Renovating stimates Bathrooms, Kitchens, Additions, Decks Woodworking - Painting - Flooring - Fencing

Terrence John Interiors

Phone: 260-8609

Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair Journeyman Carpenter Incorporated, Licensed, WCB, Insured, Quality Guaranteed

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

Developments Ltd.

Insurance Claims • Strata Maintenance • Kitchens • Bathrooms Basement Finishing • Painting • Flooring • Decks • Fences & more! Quality Workmanship • Over 30 Years Experience

TIM 250-307-8772

Bathroom Renovations

Licensed Insured WCB • Seniors Discount


Tubs, Toilets, Sinks, Faucets Installed Custom Built Showers (Reg & Invalid)

Belle Meade




Call Dave at 250-515-1834


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130

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Independently Owned and Locally Operated Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama


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Quality and affordable custom homes. Home renovations and upgrades. Interior and exterior finishing. Trailer rentals and excavator services.




Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780



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250 550 7900 250-550-7900

Laursen Electric Commercial Residential Service New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured


• Complete Renovations • Concrete Forming • Sub Trades Provided

Call Chris @ Vernon: 250 307-7173 Mabel Lake: 250 838-2242





THE MAN WITH THE VAN 35 Years Experience


• Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries



8102 Highland Place, Vernon

Dec. & Jan. 15% OFF Everyone! Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226

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B20 Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - The Morning Star

Farm Equipment

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condos for Sale

135 Massey Ferguson diesel tractor, allied loader, blade & chains. 250-260-4400. 1953 Ford Jubilee Tractor, good/cond, $2150 250-5454209, cell 250-306-8333 Peter Ariens 931 garden tractor, w/20 hp, Kohler engine rebuilt 2 years ago, Hydro static drive,like new blade, and PTO snow throw, tab w/wiper & warning lights, large grass bagger, 48” rotary mower. $900. 250-838-2228. Massey Ferguson 8’, 3pt hitch, adjustable blade, $500. (250)547-0275

2006 BEACHCOMBER HOTTUB 6 Person, Energy Efficient, LED Light, Reflex Foot Massage, Maintenance Free Skirting, New Cover, Cover Remover. 250-549-4466 or cell 250-540-2569 $6500 2007 Fortress 2000 4-wheel scooter. Good cond. $2200. Cheryl 250-503-6825 20 mixed lengths of 2” aluminum pipe up to 30’ some fittings.To clear $75. 250-832-5353. 30’ new heavy rope ladder, 1”. $30. 2 push grass mowers. $30. 250-832-5353. 52” Zenith TV, perfect for Wii games. $500 obo. 250-545-6638. ADULT male rollerblade’’s, new $80, asking $10. (250)275-0995 AIR hockey table 39X67 $150 obo. Washer & dryer pair $275 obo. Highback armchair, ivory $50. 250-558-9969. ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE! Unprecedented Low Prices. Reduced Deposits. Various sizes and shapes. Canadian Manufacturer Direct. For the BEST & LOWEST call Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 for free brochure. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; Bell Satellite receivers model #2700. $60. #4100. $75. 250-542-3753. Cast iron wood stove (50,000 BTU’s) used 1 season, new cost $2450. Asking $1500. (250)546-8768 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS

HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone. Call to connect NOW! 1-866-287-1348 Large corner computer desk $125. 250-545-5539

10-12” Double compound miter saw in great shape. 250-549-1093. WANTED: Copper & brass radiators, pipe, wire, etc. Cleanup of accumulations (250)546-3556 WANTED: Non-working large welders & large cooling units. (250)546-3556

Condo in newer Lake Country development, 2bdrm, 2bath 842 sq.ft 6appl, Pool, Gym, Hottub, Lounge Move in Now $269,900 and save the GST Contact 250-550-0399

Fruit & Vegetables 30LBS Macintosh apples. $10 for humans, $3 for horses. Cayfords 250-546-3411.

Firewood/Fuel Firewood. Buck your own from newly falled birch $65/cord. limited quality, near Ashton Creek Store. 250-838-2655 FIREWOOD For Sale. We have apple or birch or fir or mixed. Delivery Available. (250)260-7932 FREE pallets for firewood behind The Morning Star building next to the big blue bin. 250-542-3558. MIXED LODGEPOLE pine and fir: $180 per cord; seasoned, split and delivered. Mixed hardwood / fruitwood $200 per 3/4 ton truckload. All wood dry and ready to burn. Call Rod at 250 548 3723 PINE Firewood for sale. Drycut & Split to 16” length. Shortbox p/u $70, Longbox p/u $85. We load. You haul. call (250)545-6461 Split Fir, $140/cord, free local delivery. (250)309-5488 WOODY’’S FIREWOOD 7 days a week. Stacked on the truck, full cords, fir $190, pine $160, split & delivered. Vernon area.

Call anytime 250-306-6029

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1250-550-6648, 250-550-6647 Black, leather sofa. Like new. Reclines at both ends. MUST SELL. $1,200 OBO. 250-540-1917 BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microfiber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 FRENCH provincial red couch & love seat, good cond. $350. Microwave $20 (250)542-3450 HIDE-A-BED, upholstered rocker, & coffee table 20x48 complete pkg $100. 250-549-1093. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647

KINGSIZE bed 4-posts w.oak frame & 6 drawers, exc.cond $200. 250-547-6967. Lt. gr. Natuzzi love seat & chair, good cond. was $2220, asking $500. (250)542-5132 Oak Pedestal Dining table, 6 chairs, 20” leaf, 2-matching bar chairs$650 (250)838-6060 QUEEN pillowtop mattress, box. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 QUEEN size memory foam mattress. Brand New! Retail $1400 sell $495 250-550-6647

SOFA lazyboy traditional style, 78” exc. cond. $225. 3 swivel rockers $20 ea. (250)545-4856 SOLID OAK dining room set, with extenders & 8 chairs, $400. Four bar stools, steel frame, dark green, $200. Excellent cond. 250-308-8810 Toshiba 36” t.v, handmade oak stand. exc/cond, $400obo email pics avail (250)542-6377

Garden Equipment CRAFTSMAN 7HP snowblower $350. Free p/up dead lawntractors, snowblowers. 250-260-5819.

Heavy Duty Machinery CASE 580 Super L, 4x4 backhoe, $28,500. Case 580 B backhoe. $10,000. Kabota DT 245, 4x4 tractor loader and rear $9800. 547-8993 GREAT for farms or job siteCase 1835 Skidsteer (Bobcat) diesel $9000 obo. 250-549-0441

& CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875.

Complete kitchen incl. cabinets, fridge, stove, dishwasher & sink. Ideal for summer cottage, $1500 obo. 250-545-0670 9am-5pm daily. DECORATIVE STONE PANELS “EasyROCK” the Beauty of stone without the mason; Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire Rating: 604-248-2062; Desk. $50. China cabinet. $150. Filing cabinets. $15. Full size electric piano. $200. 250-545-2723. DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? (250)307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. English horse saddle complete, like new older Western saddle. Both $400.250-832-5353. Farm clean up sale. Commercial built 600 gallon water tank w/gas pump on 4 new heavy duty tires. Asking $500. obo. 250-832-5353. FURNACE & humidifier, new price $500, asking $200. (250)542-9735 FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Pre-Engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 for free brochures.

We’re on the net at NEED BUILDING PLANS New home or renovations Call North Okanagan Blue Print 250-558-8791

Need weekend/evenings body-work on older Honda Accord. Quotes call 250-558-3656 NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS Lumbermate-pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40% - FREE information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT NEW SNOWBOARD- GNU CARBON HIGH BEAM MAGNE-TRACTION, too tall for me. 159CM, $300 obo 250-938-0913 NIKE FREE runners ,Youth size 5.Brand new.Still in box, never worn. Paid $125. Sell for $60.00. 250-549-1489.

Office Desk $50 Good used toilet, bone color $50 OBO, (250)838-6288 Pedestal sink (w/taps) $75, Brass & glass tea trolley $25 250-542-4139 Portercable Generator, 2500W Honda engine, few hrs, email pics $380 obo (250)542-6377 PROPANE BOILER 130,000 BTU per hr, excellent cond. $500.250-549-5143. Queen size Simmons Beauty Rest mattress & boxspring, in excond., $100.250-542-1984. RENOVATION SALE 10/10 Kitchen upper & lower cupboards for sale, no counter top. $550. 250-558-5598. RENOVATION SALE 36” bathroom vanity. No countertop $150. 250-558-5598. SATELLITE High Definition upgrade. 8yrs exp. in Salmon Arm. Call Geri (250)804-3449 Set of deer horns (4 point) mounted $25. 250-545-6783 Solid Maple 9-drawer dresser w/mirror $100. Blue ceiling light fixture end table lamps $20. 250-542-2156. *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. Steel arched building, 35x70, still in crate. Call for info (250)546-6114 **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Toast master broiler, bake oven, exc. cond. $10. (250)549-1798 Treadmill $100. Shuffle board $100. M&F 18spd bike $100 ea. Bike rack, new, $100. (250)558-0613 USED Pool table, 4x8, c/w cues $375 obo. 250-549-6005. Yamaha organ, 2 level keyboard, $50. (250)558-7988



Musical Instruments 4pce wh. marine pearl Taye drums plus hardware, like new, asking $500. (250)542-5132 THE VISITING PIANO TEACHER Tired of driving your kids around? Quality Piano Lessons in your home. Fatima 250-306-6176

Sporting Goods Goalie pads, RBK 36”, RBK glove & blocker, Vaughn chest protector, ITec pants, exc cond., $650 obo. 250-540-0367. NEW SNOWBOARD- GNU CARBON HIGH BEAM MAGNE-TRACTION, too tall for me. 159CM, $300 obo 250-938-0913 N/Y Resolution helper, a Bowflex Powerpro c/w lat tower & leg extension $625 obo. 250-549-1093. POWER plates. Full workout in just minutes per day! Call 1-250-260-0781.

Tools DEWALT 14.4volt cordless drill, 1/2 chuck, 2-batteries, & case. $120. 250-542-5698.

Acreage for Sale 2 flat grassy acres in Willowbrook, w/5yr old Modular home in excellent cond. New 2 stall barn, directly across from Community riding ring & private park w/miles of trails. $329,000 250-498-2082 BUILDER has (6) 2.5 Acre lots to build to suit on, near to Crown land and fishing lakes. 25min. North of Vernon. John (250)549-0660 North Okanagan property for sale 50acres + small home & shop. (780)642-2699 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST.obo. 250-547-6932.

For Sale By Owner $199,900. Great location spacious 3 level ground entry end unit condo. 3bdrm, 1.5bath updated w/new appl. insuite laundry, AC, rear private deck, 5’ crawl space for storage, 1 prkg stall. Make this your new home. Contact (250)260-5822 5 BEDROOM 4 Bathroom Solid East Hill Home Over 3000 sq.ft. $479,900 250-542-6525 No Agents Please NEWLY reno’d 4bdrm 2bath, Lumby home, on large flat lot, $289,000. 250-558-9988 Predator Ridge Home, 4bdr, walkout, games rm as well as theater rm. Close to all amenities. (250)542-8146


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2-BDRM totally renovated, close to downtown Vernon. $159,900 (250)826-2284

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Houses For Sale

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SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop. $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres. $800.000. 15.9 acres. $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Westmount Apts


1 &2 bedroom apartments

1 & 2 bdrm apartments available.

… in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each floor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P

50+ Senior Building No pets, no smoking, covered parking, elevator, laundry.

To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977


1 BDRM apt. across from Schubert Centre, ground level, heat & hot water included in rent. $650/mo. + util. 250-308-8500

Valleyview Apartments st

Clean 1 bdrm apartment. Close to everything. Large storage rm, laminate, balcony, laundry in bldg. Small pet ok. Avail end of Jan. $725+util.


Apt/Condo for Rent EVERGREEN GARDEN APARTMENT 3800 28A ST., VERNON Under new management 1 & 2 bedroom, newly renovated, fridge, stove, AC, vertical blinds, hardwood Àoors, and in-suite storage. No smoking, family friendly. Small pets welcome with pet deposit and applicable conditions. Senior discount and other incentives.

Arrange for viewing with Marion 250-549-0440.

The CLIFFS 1 bedroom suite



Available immediately

1604 - 31 Street

2 bedroom suite

✔ 40+ ✔ 1, 2 Bedroom & Bachelor Suite ✔ Incl: Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry No Smoking / No Pets

Available January 1, 2010 F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, plus heat, hot water and hydro all included. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. N/S, N/P. On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED



PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Apartments * Condos * 2 bd 2 bath condo $950 incl heat 3901 32nd Ave Incl heat & appl Avail Feb 2 bd 1 bath apartment 3906 27 Av $745 + util incl FS Avail now 1 bath bachelor apartment 1808 32 St $725 inc util FS avail now CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at Property Management

FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Property Management PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES • Rental Management

Executives Realty Ltd. • Strata Management #101 - 2901 32nd Street • Investment Property Management Vernon, BC V1T 5M2 Bus. (250) 550-2120 Call Maria or Diana Today Fax. (250) 549-2106 for a detailed information package 250-550-2120

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • BRAND NEW CONDO – Beautiful brand new three bedroom condo overlooking Okanagan Lake includes access to outdoor pool, hot tub and exercise facilities. This condo is located in theMandalay Bay on Okanagan Landing Road.

RENT: $1,500.00 per month plus utilities • BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOME IN EAST HILL – Four bedroom two bathroom character home located close to downtown and all the amenities. This home boasts original hardwood floors and soaker tub with an open top floor for the perfect kid’s bedroom or office.

RENT: $1,500.00 per month plus utilities

• HOUSE WITH TWO BEDROOM IN-LAW SUITE – This four bedroom house is ideal for those wanting to be close but not having to share everything. Large backyard that backs onto Vernon Creek. Shared Laundry/Separate Kitchens.

RENT: $1,500.00 per month plus utilities

• THREE BEDROOM HOME – Located off Okanagan Landing this home features hard wood floors, an open floor plan, has a fully fenced backyard and is pet friendly. Includes F/S, D/W, W/D.

RENT: $1,400.00 per month plus utilities

• THREE BEDROOM HOME – Quaint home in Alexis Park overlooking the city and up to Silver Star. Top floor loft area hosts two nice sized bedrooms with a sitting area with one bedroom on the main floor. Newer flooring, one car garage, F/S, D/W, W/D included.

RENT: $1,200.00 per month plus utilities • TWO BEDROOM CONDO – Just off of Kal Lake Road this two bedroom, two bathroom condo is bright and spacious.

RENT: $900.00 per month plus utilities • LUMBY - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT – Second floor – above




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Hawthorn Lane Renovated town homes with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable living. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

MORRIS MANOR Spacious one bedroom suite. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more info. call


route, and shopping.

RENT: $700.00 per month plus utilities • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – On Okanagan Avenue in Regency Gardens. Rent includes F/S, D/W on site coin laundry.

RENT: $700.00 per month plus electricity • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – Located in the Mountainview Apartments on 28A Street, very spacious bottom corner unit includes F/S, D/W with coin laundry on site.

RENT: $700.00 per month plus electricity

• ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – At Capri Gardens beautifully upgraded with laminate flooring, open floor plan and paint.

RENT: $650.00 per month plus electricity • LUMBY - COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE – 400 square feet, suitable for Hair/Nail Salon, Barber Shop?

RENT: $350.00 per month, utilities included, except heat



Apt/Condo for Rent MUST See! Large 1-bdrm, centrally located, clean & well managed building, F/S, D/W, A/C, balcony, N/P, N/S $750/mo +util. (250)545-5773, 250-550-0243 RENOVATED 1 & 2-bdrm units $650-$700, close to Rec Centre, N/P, 250-307-4948, (250)545-8443 RICKFORD Manor, 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 WHY rent when you can own? 2bdrm renovated condo, close to d/t, total payments $1050. 250-826-2284.

2 BDRM, laundry, D/W, N/S, N/D, Feb 1st, $900/mo + hydro. 250-545-7644

Adult 55, 2bdrm apt. elevator, covered parking, near Schubert, insuite laundry, ac, avail Jan15. N/P, N/S, $850/mo. +Hydro 250-260-1031. ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm 2bath central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261 Avail Imm. Newer 2bdrm, 2bath condo. Lake Country NS/NP, close to amenities, bus route, 6appl, 1 u/g parking & storage. Gym, Pool, Hottub, Lounge. $1075. 250-550-0399 CENTRAL VERNON ADULT BLGD. Bach includes utils $675 & up. 1bdrm plus utils $700 & up. Undercover parking/Laundry. 250-260-1162. Century Ember’s Arlington Senior’s -1bdrm’s - N/S, N/P, Dwnt next to Schubert Centre. 250-308-2485, 250-275-8066 DOWNTOWN VERNON Brand New 2 Bdrm Condo. $1200 Incl. All appl. A/C, wash/dry. Secure heated underground parking. Call Mike 604-584-5080

1bdrm bungalow, quiet fully furnished, full cable & util. N/S, N/P, single person, weekly rates $660/mo. (250)558-6837

EAST Hill/Lakeview Manor 2-bdrm, hardwood floors, onsite laundry, n/s, n/p, adult oriented, Avail Imm, heat & water incl. (250)260-5870 ENDERBY 1 & 2bdrm apartment, N/S, N/P $600/mo & up, laundry avail. 250-308-9299 Feb 1. Great location spacious 3 level ground entry end unit, 3bdrm, 1.5bath condo, updated, new appl., insuite laundry, AC, rear deck, 5’ crawl space for storage, NS, NP, water incl. $1200 +util. Make this your new home. 250-260-5822 Imperial Court, 2801 34 St. Vernon, BC V1T 9J9, 1 & 2bdrms for rent, NP. (250)549-2677, 250-558-8567 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C. S/S appl. Laundry H/U $1050 & up. 250-938-4185.

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building



downtown business.

RENT: $750.00 per month, includes heat, water & sewer • ONE BEDROOM SUITE – On Alexis Park Drive. Close to schools, bus

Apt/Condo for Rent 1bdrm executive condo, fully furnished, luxuriously appointed at Predator Ridge $1200. util/incl. (250)308-1985 1bdrm Feb. 1 $700/mo NS/NP (250)308-7267 1BDRM, in bright, clean bldg incl. heat, h/w, elevator, prkg, locker, N/S, N/P, 45, Starting $650 +cable. 250-550-4069 1bdrm, quiet location, level priv/entry, near Schubert Centre & bus route, rent incl. hot water, cable, prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+ $620/mo. (250)309-3763 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $850/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2BDRM, 1bath, F/S, A/C, NS, onsite laundry, close to amenities, R.R. small pet okay, $750-$850/mo 250-681-1848, 250-306-8252, 250-545-8252 8am-8pm 2bdrm, 1bath, Mtn. view, avail. immed. $850/mo. (250)860-5613 Anne 2bdrm, 1bath, W/D, F/S, A/C, laundry, $950/mo. incl/util. OK Ave. 1 (604)644-4720 2BDRM, 2bath condo, Aberdeen Heights, 3211 Centennial Drive. Nearly new. Granite & stainless Steel. Insuite W/D, A/C, F/P, deck, secure building w/underground parking. $1225. 250-308-7880. 2BDRM, 2-bath suite, downtown location, a/c, f/s, balcony, dishwasher, parking, $825/mo. N/P, 250-549-0644. 2bdrm, completely reno’d, close to downtown, avail. now or Feb 1. First half month rent Free. $800/mo. 250-826-2284

*Houses *Townhouses *Furnished Accommodation *Vernon * Armstrong 3 bd 1 bath ARMSTRONG home $1100+util 2980 Wolfenden incl FS Avail now 3 bd 3 bath exec townhouse $1675+util 7325 Pointe Sage incl appl avail Feb 3 bd renovated home 2113 34 st $1100 + util incl FSWD avail now 3-4 bd 3 bath executive home $1500+util 4908 Valleyview Pl incl appl avail now 2 bm 1 bath townhouse $895+util 3800 40 Ave incl FSWD Avail Jan 2 bd 1.5 bath renovated townhouse $895+util 5300 25 Av incl FSWD avail now 2 bd 1 bath upgraded home $1200+util 3201 26 st incl FSDW Avail JAN 3 bm 2.5bath deluxe townhouse $1425+util 4900 Heritage Dr incl appl Avail now 2 bd 1 bath townhouse $790+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl Avail now 4 bd 2.5 bath FURNISHED home 9732 Cameron Rd $1500+util incl Appliances 3 bd 3.5 bath FURNISHED home 9725 Cameron Rd $1500+util avail now 2+ bd 2 bath FURN home $1250 13412 WestKal incl util & appl avail now-April 3 bd 3 bath FURNISHED home 18451 Crystal Waters Rd $1500 incl util & appl CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 FREE Rental List

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at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Commercial/ Industrial WAREHOUSE OFFICE SPACE • Good central location • 5342’ - $3633.50/month • 1528’ - $1039.44/month • Could be combined for 6870 SQ.FT. Call Ray Stafford Sutton Lakefront


640SQFT of office space available immediately. Front row Alpine Center on Kal Lake rd. Lots of parking. Call 250-558-3001, 250-307-4899. COMMERCIAL SPACE VERNON, GREAT LOCATION 1500 sq ft Downtown Vernon, C8. $1000/mo plus utilities. 6 parking stalls. Good exposure and access. Available immediately. 250-503-7971. LOOKING to buy a condo bay shop in Vernon. Possession Date: Immed - Mar 31st. Must have a 12’x12’ overhead door. Must have good access & parking inside for min. 3 cube vans. Maximum price $275,000 1-780-918-3010 OFFICE space for rent, commercial wearhouse & office w/loading dock, can be divided. 250-307-8488 WAREHOUSE, office, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 1-250-314-7225, 250-550-4178.

Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 duplex across the street from Okanagan Lake. $900/mo. Call 250 309 1171 2BDRM 1/2 duplex, avail Jan.30, F/S, W/D, $975/mo, NS/NP, 4220 Bella Vista rd. Craig 250-503-8993. 2BDRM centrally located, one month FREE,fs, wd, $950 incl heat, wireless & elec 308-7456 2br bright bsmn’t suite, 6appl. prkg, NP, NS, $1200/mo. +DD. (250)542-9107 evenings 3bdrm, 1.5bath, reno’d, F/S, W/D h/u, NS/NP, family oriented. $850/mo. 250-545-8864. 3BDRM, 2bath 1/2 duplex on Mission Hill. $1050/mo. NP. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443, 3BDRM, 2 level 4plex, lg deck/ balcony’’s, fenced yard, storage, 4appl. NS, NP, adult oriented. $800. 250-545-6619 3bdrm quiet owner neighbors, close to town, ns, np, n/parties, $1050. (250)545-6881 3 BDRM triplex, 4 appliances, semi private yard, park across street all on a family friendly culd-a-sac. $900/mo +util. immediate possession 548-3323 4BDRM, +den, 2 full baths, fenced yard, DW, WD, near Fulton, cul-de-sac, single garage, ns, np, RR, $1350/mo +util. 250-503-7273. 4 BEDROOM duplex for rent. W/D, F/S, NS. $1000/mo plus utilities. Available February 1st. 250-309-4671 ACREAGE / PETS OK! 2bdrm upper duplex w/f/p, near Walmart $895, $450-D.D. O.A.C 1-888-204-6225 Avail Imm. 2bdrm, 1bath, downtown Lumby, $800/mo incl.util. No Pets. R.R. 250-550-0361. Feb.1 1000sqft, 2bdrm, storage, NP, W/D 1606-45th street. $750/mo 250-549-9499 NICE & Cozy Large 3bdrm, easy access, F&S, W&D hookup, fenced yard, fireplace, NP, RR, $800/mo. + util. Senior discount. 250-545-8531

Mobile Homes & Pads 3bdrm mobile on 10acres, horse barn, shop, all fenced, $1200/mo. +DD. 250-546-8836 after 12pm.

Mobile Homes & Pads AVAIL. Feb 1, 2bdrm w/addition priv. access to beach, deck, Westside rd. (250)542-0060

Homes for Rent

Real Cute Cottage 2 bedroom, fully furnished, parking, utilities included. Services optional for seniors. Phone 250-545-0470 or 250-549-8367. Ask for Elly for showing



• Very nice updated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhome. $1100 • Bachelor suite with shared bathroom. $550 utilities incl. • 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, 5 appliances, garage. $1250 • 2 bdrm condo, include heat & hot water. Very nice. $900 • 2 bdrm in 6plex, great condition, level entry. $800 • 4 bdrm large home on 5 acres, shop, usable land in town. $2000 • 2 bdrm home in Coldstream $900

Check us out! 1.5bdrm, main floor, East Hill, Close to all amenities, and on bus route. W/D D/W large deck, and fenced backyard with shed. $900/mo +hydro. Mature dogs ok, with responsible owner. Please call 250-306-2971. 1BDRM home, pleasant location, Vernon, ns/np, $750/mo Avail Feb 1. (250)542-9154 1st month free if sign for 1yr or more. 3bdrm top floor, 1bath, laundry h/u, Harwood area, Avail Immed, $1150/mo util, (250)545-6962 2BDRM, rural Bella Vista acreage, quiet, close to bus stop & amenities, 5-appl, pets neg. NS, RR. Feb 1. $1100/mo+util 250-542-0630 2BDRM upstairs, nice & clean. $1050/mo +util. 250-503-6034, (250)545-2221 2BD unit Desert Cove 1400 sq, garage, AC, $975, 3 short term rentals Kal & OK lake Beachfronts $900-$1100 View at or Call Sean at 250-306-0959 3BD House, NS, NP, Dec 1., Rutland Upper Bench, call 250- 765-9575 3BDRM $1000 + util n/p, Avail immed. 2bdrm bsmn’’t suite $750/mo 250-545-8583 3BDRM, 1bath, full house, large yard & close to schools, $1000 . 1-604-902-4712 3 BDRM, 1 Bath, Main Level, 5 App, Newly Reno’d, $1050+2/3 Util. Avail Imm 250-860-6119 3BDRM, 1bath, rural Armstrong, reverse osmosis, $1000/mo. NS. NP. 250-379-2619, 250-307-5926. 3BDRM main floor, 1acre, Lavington, ns, laundry, ref’s, avail. feb 1. $1150 +util. 250-307-4820 3-bdrm, mainfloor, Coldstream, N/S, N/P, F/S, W/D, Large deck, $1050+util 250-308-9178 4-bdrm, 3-bath, f/s, w/d, near school, pets ok, Avail Immed $1350/mo (250)545-9191 5-BDRM, 2-bath, 2000sqft, house on Kal Rd, close to beach, schools, small dogs, n/s, $1900/mo +util., avail immed, 250-275-3188 5 BDRM HOUSE, 2 bath, close to downtown, shopping, bus route, school and park $1350/mo + util. F/S, DW, NS/NP great family home (250) 542-9975. Avail. Feb 15. AVAIL now, immaculate, 2bdrm rancher, sunroom/den, all appl. gas f/p, ac, lrg.lot, single garage, newer paint & flooring, located on Westside of Kelowna in Fintry a rural lake community, 35mins to either downtown Kelowna or downtown Vernon. $1300/mo. R.R. Kristi 1-604-862-8039, email

Homes for Rent Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park with lakeview, N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Feb 1st, RR Kristen 250-306-5604 Clean Updated 2bdrm upper floor, 6appl. ns, np, $1100/mo. 1805 34 St. (250)545-5140 EXECUTIVE Lakeview 4-bdrm home close to Kal beach, pool, a/c, n/p, n/s, ref.req. Avail Feb 1st. $2,000/mo 70% util (250)308-0317 GRINDROD, cozy, 2bdrm house on the river, avail Jan.1, incl.F/S, NS, NP, R.R $900/mo + & DD. 250-838-2107. LARGE 3bdrm, 2bath, main floor, 600sq.ft media room, avail/immed, $1100/mo. (250)307-1546 Lavington, 3bdrm + basement, fenced yard, f/s, w/d, n/s, small pet neg., avail immed., $1000. 250-545-5465. LG.3BDRM, 2full bath. mainfloor of house, fenced yard, pets ok. Hydro & gas incl. $1300. 250-306-7376. Feb 1. OKANAGAN Lake, main floor 2-bdrm, 2-bath, N/S, N/P, dock $1500/mo incl/util. Avail now, 250-545-1121 SALMON ARM, Newly reno’’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 VERNON BX, new little house, $1300/mo. +util. (250)542-0284 WANT TO OWN? HAVE YOUR RENT MONEY WORKING FOR YOU!!! RENT TO OWN, ALL AREAS, GENEROUS RENT CREDIT. NO QUALIFICATION. FREE INFO

Office/Retail 1700SQFT w/office & storage space. Ideal location for small business. Lots of parking. For further info please contact 250-542-8566, 250-309-9246 OFFICE space for rent, 250sqft, professional building, well set up for small office, $600/mo, central location, free parking, avail. Dec 1. 250-545-2202.

Property Management

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon LANDING MEADOWS, 3 Bd Townhouse, totally refurbished. Stainless appliances, gas f/p, tile & hardwood, yard access to pool. $1,400/mo. Available immediately. Sorry, NS, NP. WESTSIDE CABIN/HOUSE, Spacious 2 bdrm, jacuzzi tub in lofted master, cedar finish, F/S, W/D $875/mo. Available February 1. Sorry, NS, NP. DOWNTOWN 1 BD, Great location, spacious suite $650/ mo. includes utilities. Available January 1. Sorry, NS, NP. FULLY FURNISHED, Ok lakefront, 4 bd, 2 bath, dock, patio etc. Awesome location on the lake by Camp Hurlbert. $1,200/mo. Available immediately until May 30. Sorry, NS, NP. LOWER MISSION HILL, Near Fulton, 3 bd Apt. Condo. All laminate flooring, F.S., A/C, DW, on site laundry, $900/mo. Available immediately. Sorry, NS, NP. OUTBACK, Deluxe 2 bd, part of new development on Trout Lake, F/S, W/D, DW. Access to tennis courts, water front, fitness club, hot tub & pool. $1,150/mo. Available immediately. Small pet, Sorry, NS. LIKE NEW, 3 bd, free standing condo house. Spacious home near Kin Beach, F/S, D/W, WD, private, quiet family living. $1,400/mo. Available immediately. Sorry, NS, NP.


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RV Pads PERMANENT RV pad rental, 30 amp full hook up, on Swan Lake. 250-545-2300

Shared Accommodation 1-bdrm in apartment $400/mo. inc/util. close to hospital, 1person, (250)542-6084 1-BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. Avail imm. 250-549-0644. 2-BDRM, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park, N/S, priv/entr, Avail Immed. $500/mo 15% util, pref.female. (250)545-1229 Available Feb 1st. Large private room in family home overlooking Swan Lake...7 min from town..on bus route. Suitable for student or prof person. Inc., all utilities $500.00 250-558-3302 or 250-306-4417 to view. LARGE room for rent in beautiful lakeview quiet home $500/mo N/S, N/P (250)558-0638 Room in East Hill, perfect for student or prof., $500 inclusive. 250-541-0542.

Shared Accommodation QUIET, RESPONSIBLE roommate wanted, to share renovated, 3-bdrm house. NS, NP. $450 & $500 includes utilities. Must like cats. Furnished rooms. References required. (250) 545-3698. Room for rent Jan20-March, share large house w/1 female, plus pets. $500/mo util incl., internet & cable. 250-503-1173

Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 1-250-212-8489 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $60/mo (403)973-3291

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower


1BDRM, FS, shared laundry, sep/entr. parking, ns, np, $825/mo. all util, cable, internet. (250)550-4536

2bdrm luxury suite, East Hill, private entrance, covered parking, in-floor heating, 9’ ceilings, heat & water incl. security system, 6 appl. ns, np, avail. April 1, 2010, $950/mo. (250)545-6506

Avail Feb 1. 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, bright, clean, lake view, sep.entry & parking, pref.single matured person, NS/NP, $850/mo incl/util plus W/D & cable. R.R. 250-542-6992 BEAUTIFUL 2 bdrm suite rural Armstrong. F/S W/D DW fenced yard ,animals neg. NS available Feb.1 $900 + 1/3 hydro, and HS internet included 250-546-4180 BEAUTIFUL walk out 2bdrm 1300 sq.ft., BX area, n/s. $1,000/mo. 250-545-5737, 250-558-8342. Brand new, 1bdrm walkout, Foothills area, all new appl. Sep W/D, priv.entrance, parking, $950/mo incl.util. 250-307-7414. BRIGHT, SPACIOUS suite in Ellison, near UBCO. Private parking. Shared Laundry. Can be furnished. Must see. $750. utilities incl. 250-864-2929 Coldstream 2bdrm, 1 bath suite in executive home with pool. Avail Feb/March 1. Lrge walk-out suite, sep ent, patio, g/f, a/c, bi vac, shared laundry room, parking. Close to bus, schools, n/s, n/p. $950 pm. RR. 250-549-3090.

FULLY furnished 1bdrm, $750 incl/util, wireless internet & cable, level entry, sep. entry, driveway & W/D, located 3kms North of Vernon, pets neg, wood f/p, (250)549-3881 IN Lumby: NON-SMOKING QUIET 2bdrm bsmn’’t suite on 6acre hobby farm on Mabel Lake Road -- Utils - W/D - Animals considered -- $925. Feb 1st -- Info: or (250)260-4461 Large 1-bdrm, den, priv/entry, f/s, shared laundry, horse, small dog ok, north BX, util incl, $700+DD (250)545-5214 Large 2 bdrm, bi-level suite, laundry, 6 appl., 10 min to town, Coldstream Estates, n/s, available March.1. $900 util incl., Pam 250-558-0920. MODERN 2 bedroom suite in desirable East Hill neighborhood, no smoking in/out, no pets, $800/mo utilities. Avail immediately. 250-558-5660. Newer large 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’t suite, 6520 Scott Rd. incl/util. $1000. 250-545-4383 Newly renovated, mainfloor, Bachelor suite, priv/entry, oak hardwood & tile flooring, N/S, N/P, Ref & DD req, util/incl $550 (250)558-9656 ROOMY 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’’t suite, W/D D/W, util/incl, ns, $850/mo. 250-542-0743 Spacious 1bdrm suite in Heritage house, priv. outdoor space, $850/mo. incl/util. Avail. Feb 1. 250-503-3180 Spacious bachelor suite, Avail Feb 1.$620/mo. util/incl. 2bdrm $850.(250)503-2507

3BDRM, 1.5 bath. Beautifully renovated with laminate and tile floors. 5 appliances. Small pet OK. $1150. 604-469-6399.

1bdrm, newly reno’d in desirable EastHill, bright, cleamn, priv.entry, shared laundry, NS/NP, $750/mo all incl. Feb.1. 250-545-7603. 1bdrm suite, avail. immed. NP, NS, $600/mo. (250)558-9423, 250-549-7207 2 BDRM. basement suite for rent. 1000sq.ft. Separate entrance. Separate parking. Shared laundry. Dishwasher. N/P N/S $800/mo $75util. Ph: 250-542-2116 possible RTO 2-BDRM daylight basement suite, in Okanagan Lake View Home. 2 min. to Kin Beach, Separate Patio & Entrance, Private Laundry, F/S, D/W, N/P, N/S. $875. 250-542-2902

Suites, Lower

2-bdrm, East Hill, sep/laundry, util/cable incl, seeking quiet mature person/couple, Avail Feb1, $900/mo (250)558-7992

1 BDRM apt. Avail Feb 01 $650/month +DD. Ref Avail Immed. Across from Rec center. (250)550-4434

2bdrm level entry suite, new kitchen, sep. driveway & entry, quiet area, ns, np, $1000 +util. 250-938-3114, 250-317-0722

2bdrm, purified water, gas f/p, close to all amenities, NS, NP, $750/mo 250-545-0883 2bdrm suite, f/p, clean, quiet, nice area, lakeview, responsible & decent tenants, reasonable rent. (250)545-9067 2bdrm suite, w/laundry, n/s, n/p. $750. Avail now. 250-545-1288, 250-545-1232 5773 Oriele Drive, 2bdrm, 1bath, kitchen, livingroom, NS/NP, Avail Feb 1. 250-307-8009. AFFORDABLE 1bdrm new, near Polson Park, avail Imm. $650 util/incl. 250-558-7814. ARMSTRONG - 1 bdrm suite on acreage W/D, heated garage, N/P, N/S $750/mth utilities inc. Separate bldg. 250-546-3750

ARMSTRONG, reno’d 1 or 2bdrm suite, util. internet, cable incl. no dog, mature person or couple, $750-$850. 250-309-0739

Suites, Upper

3BDRM, family oriented, NS in/out, No drugs/parties or Pets Mature renter preferred. $1000/mo +hydro. DD & R.R. Avail Mar 1. 250-260-0442. Avail. now, clean & neat, 2.5bdrm, 1.5bath, $900/mo. No dogs, 2313 36 St, Vernon. (250)558-5053 NEVER Lived in 3 bdrm townhome ready to move in immediately. 3-bdrm, 2.5-bath, secured 2 car garage, gas f/p. $1500/mo call 250-550-0399 Newly reno’d 3bdrm, Bella Vista area, fully fenced backyard, W/D, prkg for 2, boat/RV prkg, $1250/mo. Avail Feb 1. (250)550-9833

Want to Rent Mature executive couple, no kids or pets looking to rent furnished accommodation April 1 for 6 months. Call 1-604 888-5540 (Langley). RETIRED Lady and her well behaved small dog needing daylight, level entry suite, central location. 250-503-2169, 250-540-1243

Antiques / Classics 1966 CHEVELLE 283 CU. MATCHING TRIM, BUCKET CENTRE CONSOLE, OBO. 250-493-6256 6PM


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3 bedroom, 2 bath top floor unit, $1000 plus utilities. No pets / No smoking 250-558-8150 2bdrm, 768sq.ft.,$800 util incl., private ent,parking & laundry, avail Jan 20. 250-547-9080. 2-BDRM, East Hill, private balcony & entrance, F/S, W/D, N/P, N/S $1000/mo & Ref. Avail immed. 250-306-0815, 250-306-9909 2-bdrm, incl heat, hot water, No Dogs, $750 250-542-3241, 250-542-9042 750sqft. 2bdrm suite in brand new home, Armstrong, all appl incl w/d, sep. heat controls, prkg & entrance, n/s, pets neg. Avail. Feb 15, $950. incl/util. 250-546-3300, 308-4230 Chris AVAIL. immed. Lg 2bdrm w/loft, Commanage area, w/appl. & shared util. (250)542-0060 ENDERBY - 1-bdrm suite, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750/mo. 250-558-9171 IMMACULATE 2bdrm ground floor suite, near new, laundry, 1 car garage, A/C, near Wal Mart, RR, suitable for prof. $900. all incl. 250-558-0974 Large 1-bdrm, mainfloor, lower East Hill, priv/entry, parking & util incl, oak hardwood & tile flooring, N/S, N/P, Ref & DD Req. $850/mo (250)558-9656 Large, bright, 1bdrm, 4appl, all util incl. Avail Jan 15. NS/NP, $715/mo. Suitable for quiet person. Cell 250-308-8704, Home 250-542-6380 Large bright 2bdrm, 1bath, laundry h/u, fenced yard, quiet location, $950. 250-859-4465

Everything for your Truck & SUV. Boat loaders & bed slides. Rims, tires, hitches, canopies, bumpers, lift kits, racks & much more. Business

250-545-7411 2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6’’ with sliders $1400 (250)275-5014 2-Doors for 1984-1990 Mustang convertible. $400 obo. 250-545-1988. 4- 155/80R13 new on Toyota Tercel Auto Transmission ous other parts for cel. (250)308-8450

winter tires rims, also & numerToyota Ter-

Firestone ride-rite suspension air bags $350 used 1yr fits 83-08 Ford Ranger. 250-549-1093. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000kms, Warranty. 250-542-2685. Ski rack for Volkswagen Golf. $75 obo. 250-542-7074. WRECKING GM FWD Cars, all parts on the shelf. Motors $300 & up. Doors $75 & up. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Townhouses 2BDRM, 2bath, garage, f/s, w/d, dw, a/c, gas fire, ns. Central loc. Avail end Jan $1200/mo +util. 250-542-8474 evngs or 604-905-8850.

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Trucks & Vans

2008 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bighorn 5th wh. trailer, w/3 slides, king bed, f/p w/elect. heater, laundry rm. w/wd, country shower, Corian counters, tbl. & chairs, heated bsmnt. immaculate used once. $49,000.obo. 250-491-3113 EDSON camper 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; F/S, furnace, suitable for hunting $500. (250)542-2115

2001 Ford Windstar, nice shape. $1300. obo 250-307-3497 leave message. 2002 Dodge 1500 crew cab, 4x4, V8 auto, great cond. $6900. 250-306-5362. 2004 Ford F150 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, V8auto, good cond $10,500 (250)308-2225 2004 Mazda B3000, 2wd,, V6, auto, ac, cd, only 110,000kms, immaculate, $8400. 778-475-5651 Vernon 2005 Chev 2500HD, long box duromax, 5spd auto, 160k, hwy, stored winters. Must be seen. $24,600. 250-836-2788 2005 Ford 150 Supercrew, 134kms, looks and runs exc, loaded. $12,955. 250-503-1124. 2005 Ford Ranger 4x4, ext. cab, exc.cond, 4L, low kms, tow pkg, camper pkg. $13,500 obo. 250-546-3064. 2005 GMC 1500 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, canopy, excellent cond $12,500 (250)306-3787


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1998 Arctic Cat 600 Powder Extreme 136x2.5â&#x20AC;? track, clear lightweight hood, 1 ride on professional rebuild $2200. 250-838-6175. 1998 Polaris 700 RMK, good cond. $2300 obo. 250-558-1992. 2001 Skidoo 700 Highmark, 151â&#x20AC;? Track. 1500kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! $3500 250-938-5292

Cars - Domestic

2003 Arctic cat 900 Mtn. cat, low kms, very nice shape, $4500 obo. 250-547-6389 lv/msg.



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1983 Labaron Convertible, strong motor $500 obo. 250-549-7015. 1995 Mercury Mystique, needs motor work, new tires, int/ext good cond. $800 Firm. 250-260-8844. 2001 Neon, great cond., snow tires, 2 sets rims, air, 4 disc cd, black, manual. $2800. obo. 250-558-6736 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT, 107kms, 2dr, full load w/leather. $5200 obo. 250-307-4379. 2005 Saturn Ion, manual trans, good cond. Priced to sell $4850. 250-938-0231. I will take best offer this week on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;07 Yaris 2dr, PW, PD, CD, air, 5spd, 38K, $8700 no tax. 250-549-1065

Cars - Sports & Imports 1987 Nissan pulsar, removable t tops, exc. shape, new timing belt, brakes, tires, etc. $2500 obo. 250-308-8450 1991 Acura Integra 2dr, white, 5spd, 250K, sunroof, $2800 obo. (403)618-4907 1997 VW Jetta, white, auto, brand new winter tires, alarm, cd player, $3700 obo. (250)307-6521 1999 VOLKSWAGEN Passat, fully loaded, many new parts, needs some exhaust work. $3900 250-558-4180 â&#x153;ś MECHANICS SPECIAL â&#x153;ś 1989 HONDA PRELUDE, BLACK, AUTO, P/W, SUNROOF, GOOD BODY, NEEDS SOME WORK, LOW KMS, $1500. VERNON (250)938-1619

Motorcycles 1987 Yamaha Virago 750 exc. cond. customized, $1200. Call for details (250)558-3966

Off Road Vehicles ATV Tires, 12â&#x20AC;?, new, $320. (250)545-8805 ATV-UTV CLEARANCE!! Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@ $1499 E-Scooter $689 Buggies, UTV, Plows, Snowblower 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

WANTED: 1989-92 Polaris Indy 500â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, & any vintage racing snowmobiles. (250)838-6942

Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Nissan X-terra, auto, V6, very clean, 194K, $7900. (250)503-6902 2000 Rav 4, 4x4, auto, 190K, no accidents, clean, records, $10,500. (250)545-8805

Trucks & Vans 1990 Ford 3/4 ton 4x4, Fishermans Special! 302 5spd, $1500 obo. 250-545-1988. 1991 Mazda, canopy, auto, fair cond. $495 obo. 250-558-5511 1996 Chev 1/2 ton, extended cab, a/c, p/s, a/c, low miles, good body, no rust, like new tires with Alloy wheels. Asking $5400. To view call Fred at 250-542-9878 anytime. 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 4x4, auto, air, good runner, $3450 obo. (250)307-5696 1997 Ford 4x2 F-super duty, 460 5psd, 8x12 ďŹ&#x201A;at deck, 42,000K, $8985 obo. (250)308-8450 1998 Mazda B4000, SE V6,, 2WD, 5spd, 288K, $3900. 250-542-5811. 2000 Dodge Dakota SLT, clubcab, 4x4, V6 auto, 126k, good cond. $6900 obo. 250-545-2958. 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, 275,000kms, good shape. $2400. 250-838-0261. 2001 DODGE 1/2 Ton 4x4. 200,000 kms. 318, 5-speed. Box-lined. Grey. Looks & runs excellent. Needs winter tires.$4000 obo. Also 1981 Dodge Motorhome $2990 obo. 250-804-3876 2001 FORD SPORT TRUCK

4x4,auto trans, new tires, grey exterior, black interior, 158,000 kms. $9,999. obo. 250-826-0680. 2001 FORD SPORT TRUCK

4x4,auto trans, new tires, grey exterior, black interior, 158,000 kms. $9,999. obo. 250-826-0680.

2006 GMC Sierra, 4x4, reg cab, short box, after market rims, new tires, 5 spd, 115,000 kms. $9,500. obo. 250-938-4257.

2006 Silverado SE 4x4 s/box, 1/2t Off Road, c/cab. Brand new tires, alloys & step rails, Vortec 4.8 Auto, XM Radio, box liner, lock diff., H/D Susp. hitch, etc. GM warrty. to Sept 17, 2012, Only 48,986kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, A deďŹ nite â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Newâ&#x20AC;?, $24,900. no gst, Sorry no trades 1-250-497-0008 2008 CHEVY Silverado,Black V-8 (5.3L) Loaded, All the extras, Warranty Remain. Low KMS- Offers 250-837-2694

PLOW truck, 1993 Ford, 4x4, new tranny, V8 auto, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; blade. $3500 obo. 250-309-0109.

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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF MELITA GABEL, DECEASED, formerly of #67, 3900 - 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 9E6 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Melita Gabel are hereby notiďŹ ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor Kevin E. Cherkowski, c/o Allan Francis Pringle LLP, 3009B - 28th Street, Vernon, B.C., V1T 4Z7 on or before February 18, 2010, 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. Kevin E. Cherkowski, Executor Allan Francis Pringle LLP His Solicitors Tel.: (250) 542-1177

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE SIMPSON, Deceased formerly of 2150 Rashdale Road, Armstrong, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of George Simpson, Deceased, who died on the 10th day of June, 2009, are hereby notiďŹ ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 3205 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, VIT 2M4, on or before February 18, 2010, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Grace Jean Simpson Executrix Davidson Lawyers LLP Solicitors

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INVITATION TO TENDER Fibreglass Re-surfacing Sealed tenders clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;FIBERGLASS RE-SURFACINGâ&#x20AC;? will be received at the ofďŹ ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road,. Coldstream, B. C. V1B 2K9, up to 2:00 pm, local time, Thursday, February 4, 2010. This project consists of the repair and re-surfacing of the pool basin and deck at Lakeview Park (Peanut) wading pool. Further information and speciďŹ cations may be obtained by contacting Jim Bailey, Facilities Manager at 250-550-3666. Tender documents may be picked up at the R.D.N.O. OfďŹ ces at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The R.D.N.O. reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, to waive defects in any bid or Tender Documents and to accept any Tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the R.D.N.O. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Jim Bailey, Facilities Manager, R.D.N.O.



NOTICE OF PROPOSED QUARRY AMENDMENT APPLICATION Take notice that Kelly Toews of Pineridge Granite Products Inc. has ďŹ led with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Miens Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses relate to the proposed Western Rock Quarry expansion located at 210 Bailey Road / NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Sec. 36, Twp 14, ODYD. Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, South Central Region, 162 Oriole Road, Kamloops BC V2C 4N7. A copy of the proposal is available for viewing at 162 Oriole Road, Kamloops, BC or at the North Okanagan Regional District, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Vernon, BC.

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2001 GMC Safari AWD

2005 Pontiac Pursuit Sedan


2004 Olds Alero 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4 29-189B






2001 Buick Lesabre


2005 Pontiac Montana SV6

2005 Ford Focus


2001 Pontiac Aztek 4X4

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2000 GMC Sierra


2004 Chevrolet 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Coupe Optra Wagon P2153A


2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2001 Honda Accord EX

2000 Chevy Silverado LS Shortbox 4X4 20-115B



2007 Pontiac 2001 Mazda Protegé Wave Hatchback

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