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Officers arrest lawyer in gang case ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The continuing investigation into activities involving an Okanagan-based gang has led to the arrest of a well-known Vernon defence lawyer. Police arrested William Mastop, 43, in Lake Country Friday morning. He has been charged with participation in activities of criminal organization related to the gang named by police as The Greeks. “I can’t get into the William Mastop specifics (of what led to the charge), that will all come out in court,” said Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, RCMP senior media relations officer, at a news conference Friday afternoon. “Like anyone else, he has the right to a fair trial, so I’m not going to get into any of the evidence. “This was, and continues to be an incredibly complex investigation involving RCMP resources from around B.C.” Mastop, who defended such clients as sex offender Harvey Pelland, and Michael O’Brien, the man who was driving a stolen pick-up that crashed into an RCMP cruiser, killing auxiliary constable Glen Evely and seriously injuring police officer Frank Grenier, is in custody and slated to appear in court in Vancouver Monday. Section 467.11 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states that “every person who, for the purpose of enhancing the ability of a criminal organization to facilitate or commit an indictable offence under this...knowingly,


Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, a senior media relations officer, speaks about the latest developments in a case involving a Vernon gang on Friday. by act or omission, participates in or contributes to any activity of the criminal organization is guilty of indictable offence...” Anyone found guilty of this crime faces a prison term of up to five years. In determining whether someone participated in organized crime activity, courts can consider whether the accused used a name,

word, symbol or other representation that identifies, or is associated with, the criminal organization. Or they can factor in whether the accused frequently associates with any persons in the criminal organization, or received any benefit from organized crime. Courts can also consider if the accused

repeatedly engaged in activities at the instruction of anyone in the criminal organization. The Greeks, said Vermeulen, currently have five members in custody on three homicide charges in connection with a number of murders in the North Okanagan between July 2004 and June 2005. The gang, he said, was known to have dealings with the Calgary and Kelowna East Side chapters of the Hell’s Angels, and suspected ties to the UN Gang in the Lower Mainland. Individuals who remain in custody and awaiting trial on the murders are Peter Manalakos, Jr., Dale Sipes, Sheldon O’Donnell, Leslie Podowski and Douglas Brownell, aka Robatisk. Police believe Mastop may have been the lawyer for at least one of the men awaiting trial. Even with Friday’s charge, police believe members of the public may have additional information regarding Mastop’s activities and association with the Okanagan gang. “We are looking for anything,” said Vermeulen. “We think there are other people out there that have information with his association to The Greeks, and we need those people to contact us. “There’s no timeline. We’re not looking to tap into people dealing with him as a lawyer.” Vermeulen was adamant that the complex investigation into The Greeks is continuing. “The investigation is moving forward,” he said. “It’s nowhere near over.” At one point, as many as 20 investigators were working on the gang’s activities.

No timeline for lifting boil alert in Lavington RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

It could be some time before Lavington residents can stop worrying about turning on the taps. The North Okanagan Regional District expects that a boil water advisory that began for residents east of Murphy Road Thursday could remain in place for at least this week. “We won’t push this too quickly because the water was highly contaminated,” said Renee Clark, water quality senior technologist. The Antwerp Springs ground well source

“We won’t push this too quickly.” — Renee Clark was shut down Jan. 13 after it was contaminated. On Thursday, residents east of Murphy Road, at Highway 6, were downgraded from a Do Not Drink status to a boil advisory after

they were switched from Antwerp Springs to the Duteau Creek source. Residents have been provided with instructions on how to flush their household system. And Clark says water should not be consumed until that has occurred. Because flushing lines can be onerous, an emergency water supply is still available for residents at the Lavington fire hall today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Saturday and Sunday may be the first time they have to go through this process,” said Clark of flushing. Regional district staff will also be avail-

able from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this weekend at 550-3700 if residents have any questions. NORD is currently establishing an action plan in the hopes that the boil water advisory can eventually be removed. “We’re definitely working with the Interior Health Authority on this,” said Clark. The Ministry of Environment is also still trying to determine the source of contamination. “That will be investigated for a while,” said Clark. One option being looked at is livestock feces.

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Former councillor questions pay for meetings RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A former Vernon politician is alarmed at what he believes is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Barry Beardsell, a councillor for four terms, filed a Freedom of Information request for documents that show how much current council members were paid for attending meetings late last year. “People are losing their jobs in the community and they (officials) are acting like this. It’s sick,” he said. In September, a new policy was initiated that pays council members $137 for each committee meeting they attend. Beardsell requested any claims filed between Sept. 16 and the end of 2009. He says there was only documentation for Councillors Buffy Baumbrough and Jack Gilroy. In the case of Baumbrough, Beardsell says she attended 21 meetings, accounting for 17 hours, and was paid $2,192. In one case, there was a five-minute meeting of the advisory planning board Oct. 27. “That works out to $1,528 per hour,” said Beardsell. “The other people who volunteer on the committee get paid nothing.” The documents show Gilroy attended nine meetings between September and December, and was paid $1,233. “That’s only for three months,” said Beardsell. Beardsell’s comments have upset Gilroy. “I’m just doing what the mayor appointed me to do. I’m working my butt off for the citizens as is everyone on council,” said Gilroy. Gilroy also believes Beardsell should understand that there is more to committee duties than simply attending meetings. “You may only be there for 15 minutes but there is reading to do and I talk to people about the issues,” he said. Baumbrough is also

defending her actions. “A five-minute meeting is an anomaly and the majority of the meetings I attend

are approximately two hours long. Also, there is prep work before and follow-up,” she said. “The number

of committees has increased and they play an important role in the community. Committee members bring recom-

mendations to council.” Beardsell denies his claims are personal. “This isn’t sour grapes. This is about

self-serving individuals at the public trough,” he said. Beardsell opposes pay for committee

work. “Spread the responsibilities of council around on the different committees,” he said.


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News Ice palace takes shape for Carnival CARA BRADY

McKinnon, a stone, metal and sand carver when he’s not working in snow and ice, started Vernon Winter Carnival’s new Queen Silver ice and snow carving with friends 12 years ago. Star will begin her reign in a sparkling ice pal- People started asking him to do projects and ace in Polson Park. now he has been around to festivals in North Ice and snow carver John McKinnon of America and to Spain, Germany and Belgium. Nelson and his team started work last summer In Europe he works inside so his masterpieces by visiting the site and maklast longer. ing sketches. Now they’re He has recently returned from hard at work with chainHolland where he was teaching saws and chisels bringing snow and ice carving. the vision to life. “People always enjoy the carvThe base of the buildings when they see them. I like — John McKinnon ing is made of snow from this because it’s ephemeral and Wesbild Centre and Silver you don’t get too attached to it Star Mountain, which was packed into forms — you do it for the enjoyment of doing it,� before being shaped and with the decorations he said. carved from manufactured ice. McKinnon’s team members are Denis “We’ve designed it so it’s facing north and Kleine, Patrick McKinnon, Dave Dureault and the sun will shine on the back side. The mass Daniel Kloc. of snow should keep it cool, especially if we The Olympic torch relay will visit the ice get some cool nights. We’ll try to cover it up palace for a celebration at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday if there’s rain,� said McKinnon, outlining the as it passes through Vernon. See details B5. plans for the stage, ice towers, ice men guards The coronation of Queen Silver Star and her and special lighting. princesses will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday at “We get working on a project with a plan the Ice Palace in Polson Park. Admission is and then we come up with new ideas as we go free. along and it all ends up looking better at the The Hot Air Balloon Glow takes place in end. It’s always an adventure.� the park after the coronation. Morning Star Staff

“People always enjoy the carvings.�


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NORD looks to water users to pay legal costs RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Water users could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. The Greater Vernon water utility is budgeting $300,000 for legal costs relating to the arbitration process that could see the City of Vernon leave water distribution. “We have to know we are covered. The $300,000 is esitmated based on discussions with the lawyer,� said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. However, Vernon director Wayne Lippert claims the expenditure is unnecessary. “The regional district has thrown out big costs for staff and legal costs before and they’ve been unfounded,� he said. “It’s partially a scare tactic.� The utility’s legal costs will be covered by water rates, meaning revenue generated in Vernon will be used to pay for a legal case against the city. “Vernon has 72 per cent of the residential customers so it will be picking up a large

“It’s partially a scare tactic� — Wayne Lippert chunk of Area B and C’s legal costs,� said Macnabb referring to his area and BX-Swan Lake. That does not sit well with Lippert, who says Areas B and C — as partners in the function — should pay their own fees just as Vernon and Coldstream are doing. “They can expect a challenge on the assumption they are making,� he said. “Maybe they need a legal opinion to show who pays.� It’s not known how much the North Okanagan Regional District, through the water utility, has paid in legal fees related to the case so far. But the city says its bill, to date, has been about $30,000.

“We have not put any extra money towards arbitration,� said Lippert. The city pays the bills out of a fund set aside to cover all legal expenditures, not just for the water process. The fund’s budget is $225,623 for 2010. Expenses aside, Lippert says withdrawing from water distribution could save Vernon residents $3 million. The other partner in the utility, Coldstream, had about $44,000 in arbitration-related fees in 2009 and $90,000 is proposed for the 2010 budget. Lippert believes concerns about water distribution can be resolved and the utility maintained. “If they’re making a big noise about costs, all they have to do is sit down at the table and talk,� he said. Macnabb is also pushing for arbitration to be abandoned. But until that happens, he defends the potential legal costs. “We have to budget for the worst case scenario and hope for the best,� he said. Pressure from other NORD politicians is

being placed on the Greater Vernon jurisdictions to settle its dispute outside of the courts. “How can we feel good about how we represent ratepayers when we’re squandering money?� said Will Hansma, Spallumcheen director.


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— Dale White tage is cool, if it’s not kept up, it’s a dinosaur,” said Dale White, parents advisory council president. But while there is support for the new school, losing the old one is an emotional experience. “It will be sad because of all of the memories here,” said Braelyn McKim, a Grade 4 student.

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soccer field and we will have to change where the playground is,” said Cooper. On hand for Thursday’s announcement was George Abbott, Shuswap MLA. “M.V. Beattie has proudly served our community for nearly 100 years, and I am pleased that this tradition will continue for the next generation of students,” he said in a release. “Once construction is complete, the new school will provide a safe, state-of-the-art learning environment and community hub.”

It was an announcement years in the making, but that did little to dampen the enthusiasm among students at Enderby’s M.V. Beattie Elementary School. On Thursday, the Ministry of Education confirmed that construction of a new $12.9 million school will begin in the spring and should be ready for classes by the end of 2011. “We can start new memories in a new school,” said Austin Lawrance, a Grade 4 student. Carleigh McCune, who is also in Grade 4, is looking forward to watching the construction. “It will be neat to see how the new school is built and how big it is,” she said. The ministry first committed to a replacement school in 2008, but the timeline is now just being made public. “Everyone is very excited and looking forward to it,” said Carl Cooper, principal. The structure will be located at the southeast corner of the existing property and it will accommodate 275 students. There will also be a 245-square-metre neighbourhood learning centre, as well as space for the school’s existing StrongStart early learning centre. Two classrooms will be dedicated to full-day kindergarten. Parts of the current M.V. Beattie Elementary were built in 1914, with the last of several additions completed in 1970. “The cost of maintaining the building is very high. It’s served its usefulness,” said Cooper. The existing structure is actually made up of two buildings and depending on which one they’re in, students have to go outside to reach the gym or library. There also isn’t any air conditioning. “As much as heri-

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Police warn of traffic delays during relay ROGER KNOX

The torch will start by visiting Coldstream at the intersection of Kalamalka Road and Westkal Road at 11:30 a.m. It will then proceed east on Kalamalka Road through Coldstream, ending at the intersection of Kalamalka Road and Aberdeen Road, then heads to Vernon, where the torch relay will pick up again at noon near VSS on 18th Street. From there, the torch will be carried along 18th Street to 32nd Avenue, down to the roundabout and over to 30th Avenue. It will head west along 30th to 34th Street, which means crossing the main intersection at 30th and 32nd Street – Highway 97 – then takes a left and moves south to 25th

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RCMP are advising motorists to expect disruptions and delays, and seek alternate routes of travel, when the Olympic torch relay hits the North Okanagan on Tuesday. Sgt. Keith Ferguson with North Okanagan Traffic Services advises motorists to proceed with caution on routes near the relay. “We’re not sure what the weather’s going to be like and we’re not sure what the road conditions will be,” said Ferguson. “So we’re asking people to please be patient. This is a once-ina-lifetime event that this symbol will visit North Okanagan communities.”

Avenue. From there, the torch will be brought into Polson Park around 12:30 p.m., where a huge community celebration will take place. Following those festivities, the torch will leave Polson Park around 1:40 p.m., and Ferguson expects this is where traffic could be a little tight. “We expect quite a bit of congestion around the park at this time,” he said. “When the torch leaves the park, it’s destined to go up 32nd Street (northbound), and we expect there could be extreme congestion between 1:40 and 1:45 p.m. During that five-minute stretch, traffic will likely be buckled up Hospital Hill

and along 25th Avenue.” The torch moves north on 32nd to 35th Avenue, then heads to city hall. From there, it will be carried out to 32nd Avenue, up to 27th Street, and will proceed north towards W.L. Seaton Secondary, School and will leave Vernon at 2 p.m. From Vernon, the Olympic torch moves to Spallumcheen and Armstrong, starting in Spall at 2:22 p.m. at Blue Mountain Nursery on Pleasant Valley Road. The torch will continue into Armstrong along Pleasant Valley Road, makes a brief turn onto Okanagan Street, then hooks up again on Pleasant Valley before heading to its final destination

in the area on Smith Drive, near McDonald’s and Petro-Can. From there, the torch heads north to Enderby, but Ferguson is also anticipating traffic concerns at the intersection of Smith Drive and Highway 97A. “The torch and its motorcade will be travelling at the speed limit, so motorists heading to the Shuswap or Alberta could be caught behind it for about a halfan-hour or so,” said Ferguson. The torch will go through Enderby on Highway 97A and is expected to end up at Grindrod Elementary School between 3:35 and 3:40 p.m. From there, the torch goes to Sicamous and Revelstoke.

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invited selected nominees to submit a written It was a cross- story about how they country outing with “Live Positively.” her parents, Maz and Stephany entered, Dennis Holbrook, that made it past the first led Vernon’s nomination, C o n n i e and submitStephany to ted her essay realize she had about the to make some cross-country changes in her outing with life. her folks, how As her parshe’s lost her ents, in their weight and Stephany 60s, glided has a goal of along the riding her snow trails bike across gracefully, Stephany, 33, the Golden Gate Bridge fell farther and farther in San Francisco. behind the “I’m really pair, feeling happy to have like her lungs been chosen,” were going to said Stephany, explode. who will be That was supported by 50 pounds her parents, ago. friends, coA regimen workers and St. Jean of attending fellow boot Okanagan camp particiAdventure Boot Camp pants along the route. coupled with a strict “I’m going to try to nutrition plan has wave to everybody.” Stephany feeling great, Carrying the torch and confident that run- will be the culmination ning 300 metres Tuesday of a long-time dream for carrying the Olympic Stephany, who rememtorch on 30th Avenue bers lining the streets past the courthouse will of Langley in 1988 and be a breeze instead of a watching the Olympic wheeze. flame pass by. “I think, a year ago, if “I remember standI had to run 300 metres, ing along the route, I would be wheez- cheering the runners, ing throughout the and thought that would whole thing,” laughed be cool to do that some Stephany, a Kelowna Flightcraft employee, who is one of the winners of the Coca-Cola unique torchbearer nomination program. To inspire everyday Canadians to take steps to support environmental sustainability and active living in communities across Canada, Coca-Cola developed a unique torchbearer program for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Canadians who worked to reduce their environmental footprint, or have supported active living efforts to affect positive change in their communities, were invited to visit to nominate themselves to be Olympic Torchbearers. Following their nomination, Coca-Cola Morning Star Staff

day,” said Stephany. ****** The bad news for Erin St. Jean (née Garlick) is, that as a born-andraised Spallumcheen woman, she did not get her first choice of carrying the Olympic torch through her home community on Tuesday. Instead, CocaCola selected St. Jean as one of their unique torchbearer winners to run through Kaleden, outside of Penticton, Monday. “The good news is that since my run will be this Monday, I will be free on Tuesday to attend the Armstrong celebration, complete with my torchbearer uniform and my torch,” said St. Jean, 33. She is a 1994 graduate of Pleasant Valley Secondary and lives in Spallumcheen with her husband, Sean, and two sons, Noah, four, and Jacob, one. In her essay to CocaCola, St. Jean wrote, “People say that I am “just a mom” so I can’t have an impact, but I disagree. I can model environmental action to my children and watch the green snowball roll into the next generation. “Noah has become excited about his role

as a ‘grassroots environmentalist. He challenges his daddy to turn off the lights and reminds grandpa to recycle. Noah weeds our vegetable garden and carries kitchen scraps to our compost. He is careful to conserve water while he’s brushing his teeth and he holds my fabric bags while we walk to the Farmers Market. “The best part is, Noah’s baby brother Jacob is watching closely and will soon follow his lead. One willing mom can plant a seed and one small four-year-old can change the world.” Coca-Cola also announced among their winners that Alison Ibbotson, 58, of Invermere, will be among the torch bearers through Armstrong, and Roxana Adams of Lake Country will carry the flame through her home community. Both will be running on Tuesday. RBC has announced that Vernon’s Todd Woon has been selected as a torchbearer. A member of the RCMP, Woon’s leg of the relay will occur in Chase Wednesday. From Chase, the torch will go to a celebration event in Kamloops.


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his first year on Earth. It’s all about how you look at things and I think there’s a name for the two different ways of calculating years but I don’t want to come off as some kind of math geek or something. Plus, I just don’t know. But it seems to me the people who didn’t want to celebrate the turning of the century on Jan. 1, 2000 were definitely in the minority so sometimes you have to go with the flow and forget about the joy of being right about something. I find I’m telling my wife that all the time these days. Of course that’s cause I usually end up being wrong but..... So we’ll go with the majority and say we’re in a new decade. I guess I could Google it to end the debate but what fun is that when you can just go with the majority and wallow in ignorance? But you know what? Google has been named the word of the decade by the American Dialect Society’s New Words Committee. It beat out finalists like 9/11, blog, green, text, war on terror, the 2009 winner – tweet, and the 2003 winner – metrosexual. The chairman of the society points out that Google won because it points to the new ‘Information Age’ and how it evens the playing field for the masses so that anyone can sit down in front of the electronic device of their choice and access a virtual world of information, not just the educated. I would question some of that information they’re getting but he’s right and it’s curious that his comments sound hauntingly similar to what was being said when the printing press was invented a few years back. Reading and writing were no longer just for the royals and the rich. What’s that about the more things change the more they stay the same? Maybe I’ll Google that saying and see who said it first. Right. Anyway with a little luck we’ll see you next week, which by the way is the end of the month but still the same decade.

Currently all local governments are putting together their 2010 budgets and given the economic times, money is in short supply and all services are being scrutinized. But obviously officials in Greater Vernon aren’t taking taxpayers’ money too seriously based on the amount of cash being squirreled away for legal issues surrounding the city possibly leaving water distribution. The North Okanagan Regional District is budgeting $300,000 this year, while the District of Coldstream is putting aside $90,000. To date, the City of Vernon has spent about $40,000 and that figure will only climb. This is money that could be spent in far better places, whether it’s further upgrades to Greater Vernon’s water infrastructure or other necessary services. Instead of having to hike taxes or utility rates to cover these fees, perhaps taxpayers could be given a break. And all of this could be avoided if the politicians from all of the jurisdictions abandoned their turf wars and actually sat down and had some meaningful discussions. Talks have been held recently, but they are dominated by platitudes and rhetoric. Some of the city’s concerns about water distribution are valid and the other partners need to take the high ground and acknowledge that. But simply walking away from a function is childish after years of work and public money has been sunk into it. If there has been a voice of reason, it comes from someone outside of Greater Vernon. “How can we feel good about how we represent ratepayers when we’re squandering money?” said Spallumcheen director Will Hansma. It’s a message all politicians from Vernon, Coldstream and the BX need to understand.

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n the morning of Dec. 23, we looked out the window at our frozen pond and saw a gaping hole right in the middle. There were absolutely no tracks in the snow and the ice is 10-inches thick. The pond is 80-feet wide and 120feet long and nobody could possible have thrown anything into the middle and break 10 inches of ice. And no tracks. We didn't take any photos that morning as we were leaving for Fernie to be with our family for Christmas. But the whole time we were away, we kept pondering what could have made that hole? As soon as we returned from Fernie — five days later, we took some photos and we are still none the wiser. Could it have SEEING THE LIGHT In the past few weeks I have read a couple of letters on the topic of a pedestrian crossing light for people crossing the highway to get to and from Vernon Jubilee Hospital. From street level that may seem like the best solution to a growing problem, but looking at it from a different point of view it would only make a serious situation into a probable disastrous situation. Consider this – every time a loaded B-Train (truck with two trailers) has to stop on this hill it is most likely, when they start moving again they will not be able to gain enough speed to allow them to shift to a higher gear. Therefore, they will have to crawl up the remainder of the hill in low gear. The increased fuel needed and the increased amount of pollution produced is unbelievable to most people. The added stress applied to the whole drivetrain, to get this load moving from a standstill, is far beyond the imagination of anyone who has never driven these heavy rigs in the hills. Picture this – in the slow lane going up the hill is a fully loaded B-Train. In the fast lane is an empty rig. Both have to stop because of the Flashing Amber Pedestrian Crossing Light (yet to be installed). The street is covered with a layer of compact snow. The loaded rig has too much

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drag and not enough traction to get moving again. The empty rig, beside him, doesn’t have enough weight on his drive wheels and can’t get moving, either. Within five minutes, at 7:45 AM, the traffic would be backed up past the 25th Avenue traffic light. Now, put an ambulance with a critically ill patient, in the middle of this fiasco and you could have serious tragedy on your hands. Yes, the “Flashing Pedestrian light” should be active. After 30 years of viewing Vernon streets from the cab of a tractor-trailer, I know that far too many pedestrians push the control button and step out into traffic before being certain the traffic is in fact stopping. I shouldn’t have to draw you a picture of what could happen next, especially in winter driving/walking conditions. A few months ago I spent three weeks in Ontario and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many “Pedestrian Overpasses” in use over thoroughfares that carried a similar traffic volume to our hospital location. Some very serious consideration has to be applied to this problem before the correct solution is achieved. To locate such an overpass with its east end at the parking lot of the “old” 32nd Street entrance to the hospital, could be a logical solution

early on the morning of Dec. 23 over Bluenose Mountain in Lavington?

to a problem that is only going to get worse. David S. Lawrence AIRPORT SECURITY In looking at recent history, it occurs to me that the attack on the World Trade Center, orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda, was a violent reaction to Western economic expansion worldwide, as well as fanatic religious fervor by Muslim extremists. Their aim is, in part, to cause the collapse of western style democracy and the capitalist economic system. The Afghanistan Taliban was a ruthless and fanatical government who supported and protected Bin Laden and the attack on the U.S.A. Unfortunately, through poor and misleading intelligence, President Bush diverted attention away from finishing the task in Afghanistan, to invading Iraq and dethroning Saddam Hussein. That let the Genie out of the bottle. The latest attempt to attack America points out their determination to inflict terror through mass deaths of innocent people and economic stress eventually leading to the collapse of our system. The score card to date is in my opinion, Osama Bin Laden 1, Western democracy 0. Look at the horrendous cost of increased security worldwide, and it

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is going up on a daily basis. The enemy wears no uniform, follows no structured combat stance and ignores the Geneva Convention by attacking civilians as a war policy. Suicide bombings are a standard tactic inflicting terrible human costs. They have not beaten, but have stymied the greatest armies in the world today in their attempt to capture and defeat Bin Laden and his associates. They are gaining ground and support while the UN and NATO debate over the next steps to be taken and by whom, and how much will it cost and who will pay. The Global Warming debate will pale in comparison to the threat of a Taliban-controlled nuclear Pakistan if it should come to pass in this century. Isolationists say the West should pull out and let the Afghans fight their own war. We and our way of life are the target. Afghanistan is the battleground. If we let Afghanistan fall, Pakistan may well be next and our children and grandchildren will have a horrific situation to face in a global nuclear conflict. It seems the favorite target at this time are airlines traveling between Europe and North America and the weapon of choice are chemicals hidden on the body. While privacy concerns arise over the use of full body scans at airports, my view is that just like

hospital admittance, you leave your modesty at the front door and wear the revealing hospital gowns. I'd sooner have an airport scan operator view my live body than a coroner looking at it dead on a morgue slab. James Kendall

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News Locals’ gift of shelter goes to Haiti Morning Star Staff

Haitians who lost their homes during the tragic Jan. 12 earthquake may have a place to call home in the near future thanks to the efforts of a local group. The Kalamalka Rotary Club has sent five ShelterBoxes, which are large, semi-permanent structures that cost $1,000 apiece, to the devastated island nation to put a roof over people’s heads while more long-term housing can be set up. Rotarian Beth Marks, who is also a realtor with Century 21, Beth Marks has challenged her colleagues to donate to the effort so more units can be delivered. “The ShelterBox program is just fantastic,” she said. “There are Rotarians there on the ground in Haiti helping get these things set up.” Marks says it’s a no-brainer for realtors to get involved in housing people. “I just know, as a realtor, to provide shelter is huge so people have something to come home to.” Besides the five ShelterBoxes so far from Kal Rotary, 1,700 other units have been sent to Haiti and the goal is to send 1,600 more. The units are designed so they can be carried by two people. Each one contains a 10-person tent, water-purification supplies, blankets, tools, a stove and fuel and other supplies necessary for the area they’re being delivered to. But each ShelterBox has a finite life span. “It’s like a big Tupperware box with enough sup-

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plies for 10 people for six months,” said Marks. “The whole idea is it gives instant housing in the places that need it most.” Another Kal Rotarian that’s making a difference for the cause is John Kehler of Vernon Home Hardware. All profits from sales at his store over the weekend, including today, go directly to buying more units. Online donations can be made at www.shelterbox. ca. Tax receipts can be printed off from the site as well.

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HALF TIME KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2010-2011 School Year • February 1-5 BX, COLDSTREAM, HILLVIEW, KIDSTON, SILVER STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (full day – on alternating school days) Welcome

The Board of School Trustees and School District #22 (Vernon) would like to welcome those children entering the school system this year. The Kindergarten program at these schools operates for the full day on every school day. Priority will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas.

The Board of School Trustees and School District #22 (Vernon) would like to welcome those children entering the school system this year. The Kindergarten program at these schools operates for the full day on alternating school days. Priority will be given to students residing in the applicable catchment areas.



To enter Kindergarten in September of 2010, children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2010. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Care Card on the day of registration.

To enter Kindergarten in September of 2010, children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2010. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Care Card on the day of registration.

Registration Times/Dates

Registration Times/Dates

Registration for children beginning school in September will be held at all District Elementary Schools from February 1-5 between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Registration for children beginning school in September will be held at all District Elementary Schools from February 1-5 between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Parents wishing to register their child in the French Immersion Program for the 2010/2011 school year are asked to complete kindergarten registration at Beairsto Elementary School.

Parents wishing to register their child in the French Immersion Program for the 2010/2011 school year are asked to complete kindergarten registration at Beairsto Elementary.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to complete registration at Mission Hill Elementary School.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to complete registration at Mission Hill Elementary School.

Parents wishing to register their child in the Montessori Program (Grade 1-3) for the 2010-2011 school year are asked to complete registration at Okanagan Landing Elementary.

Parents wishing to register their child in the Montessori Program (Grade 1-3) for the 2010-2011 school year are asked to complete registration at Okanagan Landing Elementary.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in the vLearn Home Based Learning Program are asked to call the vLearn Office at 250-542-0249 to make arrangements.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in the vLearn Home Based Learning Program are asked to call the vLearn Office at 250-542-0249 to make arrangements.

Important Information

Important Information

As registration may be limited, proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please have documentation showing your name and address (ie: utility bill, tax notice etc). Priority will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas.

As enrolment may be limited, proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please have documentation showing your name and address (ie: utility bill). Priority will be given to students residing in the applicable catchment areas.

Parents are welcome to call the District Office (250-542-3331) or any school principal to clarify the neighbourhood school in their location, registration procedures, or other concerns regarding their child’s education.

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STUDENT TRANSFERS & NEW STUDENTS 2010/2011 School District #22 (Vernon) is currently making plans for the upcoming school year. We wish to remind parents of the following: in accordance with School District Policy 9.11.0, students who wish to transfer to another school beginning September 2010, must make application to transfer no later than February 15, 2010 to be given consideration. Transfer requests cannot be guaranteed. The District is currently looking at all options to meet the reduced budget for next year. At this time we cannot guarantee that there will be transportation provided. Vernon Public Schools also invites parents of students currently attending independent or private schools to examine the choices offered in School District #22. We have 5 comprehensive secondary schools and 14 elementary schools that can meet your child’s needs. All schools offer strong academic, Fine Arts and Applied skills programs that will allow your child to develop to his/her potential. We are a provincial leader in online learning for both youth and adults in our community, offering computer assisted instruction in both educational and home settings. District students exceed the provincial average in virtually all provincially examinable subjects with many earning financial scholarships. SD #22 students are extremely well prepared for the post secondary education experience. You are welcome to contact the principal of any school to arrange for a tour of the facility and a more in-depth discussion of that school’s attributes. Applications submitted by new students to out-ofboundary schools will be considered in the same manner as transfer requests and those applying by February15th will be given first consideration for acceptance at the school of your choice. Registration forms and transfer applications are available from any school office. Names of Principals and school phone numbers are available by calling the Board Office at 542-3331 or by accessing our website at

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Board completes park lease


BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

After a lengthy negotiation, the lease has been finalized for a new park in the Middleton Mountain subdivision. The North Okanagan Regional District has hammered out a 20-year agreement with the Vernon School District to lease land on Mount York Drive. The district will lease the space to NORD for a dollar annually over that span. Federal and provincial grant money helped pay for the site’s development. The delay in finalizing the deal was because of a holdup on the provincial government’s end. The school district would be able to use the space for a school in the future if the need arose. “We developed the site as a park, which is already done,” said parks and recreation administrator McNiven. “If (the school district) needed to build a school on the site, they could take the land back for that. Part of the site could be disassembled to put a school on it.” The park has playground equipment, a basketball court and open grass space but is currently behind chain-link fencing. It likely won’t be unveiled until May, said McNiven.

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“We developed the site as a park.” — Al McNiven “We want to give the grass a chance to grow,” he said. Further additions are planned including tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball courts and space for views of the valley and Kalamalka Lake. The agreement is similar to the one reached for N’kwala Park on MacDonald Road in the BX.

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The man whose body was found in an Armstrong shed following a November fire has been identified. The B.C. Coroners Office said Garry Lewis Quiring, 54, died as a result of the fire. Firefighters had just extinguished the blaze that gutted an old shed in the 3800 block of Okanagan Street just before 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 when they located a body inside. According to police, Quiring had been known to live a bit of a homeless lifestyle, and did not suspect foul play in his death. Police believe Quiring may have lit a fire in the shed to stay warm. A small metal pot, cigarette butts and a candle were found inside the structure, which had no power and once served as a pickers’ residence from Armstrong’s historic celery industry. The shed was believed to have been between 60and 80-years-old.

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MLAs opt for two-year wage freeze RICHARD ROLKE

would be appropriate that we make that comChallenging eco- mitment ourselves.� nomic times have hit Abbott, who is minB.C.’s Liberal MLAs in ister of aboriginal relathe wallet. tions and reconciliation, Government MLAs earns about $150,000 a have decided year. not to accept In addition their annual to no cost of cost-of-livliving increase, ing salary all cabinet minincrease for isters will forgo the next two 10 per cent of years. their ministe“We have rial compensaEric Foster to lead by tion until B.C.’s e x a m p l e ,� budget is balsaid Eric anced. F o s t e r, The freeze Ve r n o n only applies to Monashee Liberal MLAs, MLA. but Foster is “Times encouraging are tough his NDP coland the leagues to get public sec- George Abbott on board. tor is being “It’s the right asked to thing to do,� he tighten things up and said. we couldn’t do anything One local New else.� Democrat is not B.C.’s MLAs receive impressed with the a base pay of $101,859, Liberals’ actions. while the premier and “It (freezing wages) cabinet ministers receive is appropriate since the additional compensa- cost of living has been tion for their expanded stagnant for some time,� duties. said Mark Olsen, who Support for holding ran for the NDP durthe line on remunera- ing the last provincial tion also comes from election. Shuswap MLA George “It doesn’t offset the Abbott. previous increases.� “We’re doing this Olsen believes the to match what we pro- government’s focus posed to the public sec- should be on helping tor unions which is zero low-income British and zero,� said Abbott. Columbians. “We thought, given “It’s ironic they that we’re asking gov- won’t take their inflaernment workers to tion rate but they justify make a sacrifice, it no increase in the miniMorning Star Staff

mum wage,� he said. Olsen was reluctant to say if the NDP MLAs should not accept the cost of living hike. “Everyone has to consider the situation,� he said. The government has also announced that it is laying off 233 employees as a result of

the deficit. “We’re in tough financial times, and that’s why we’ve said across the board, MLAs will freeze their salaries over the next couple of years, just as the public service will not have increases in salaries,� said Premier Gordon Campbell.

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— IN MEMORIAM — Neil Anderson Davidson On Saturday, January 16 we lost a founder, former partner and friend. Neil was a leader, mentor and inspiration to all of us. He will be sorely missed. As a lawyer, Neil was a tenacious advocate for his clients, and he truly loved the practice of law. Even into his retirement, he would often come by the ofďŹ ce to discuss and debate new developments in the law, and of course to play cribbage with his former partners and associates. His dedication to the law was recognized in 1969 when he was awarded the Queens Counsel (QC) designation, and again in 1993 when he received the prestigious Charles Goyer Memorial award from the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association. As a community leader, Neil was instrumental in founding Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort, in bringing post secondary education to the North Okanagan, and in establishing the People Place in Vernon. He served as mayor of Vernon from 1979 to 1981, and served as chairman, president and director of numerous other organizations throughout his lifetime. He created and fostered a culture of community involvement in our ďŹ rm that continues to this day. The City of Vernon had no greater advocate than Neil Davidson. On behalf of the lawyers, staff and former partners, we express our condolences to Neil’s family, and honour the lifetime of a truly inspirational person.

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News Diners help kids on Dreamlift Day RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Enthusiastic crowds are anticipated as the 16th annual Wendy’s Dreamlift Day draws near. On Wednesday, all Wendy’s restaurants in the region will raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation, and specifically to send 81 children with life-threatening illnesses and severe physical disabilities to Disneyland. “This is just a fabulous day,” said Steve Tuck, president of the foundation’s Interior chapter. “All you see are happy faces. People are waiting — Tuck in line but there is a glow because they know the importance of the cause they’re supporting.” All proceeds from the day’s sales in the dining room and drive-thru, as well as staff and management wages will go towards the next scheduled Dreamlift flight to the Magic Kingdom in 2011. The nine participating Wendy’s are in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Westbank and Penticton. “These people are phenomenal,” said Tuck of Inland Restaurants, which owns the restaurants. About $89,000 was raised last year, and the goal is to either meet or beat that Wednesday as people flock to the restaurants. “Everyone wants to be involved,” said Akbal Mund, a partner with Inland Restaurants. “The money they spend goes directly to sending these kids to Disneyland which is really special.” The most recent Dreamlift flight to Southern California was in December, and Mund, who went for the first time, says it’s an emotional experience. “You get to see these kids having fun. They were only thinking about rides and being there,” he said. “That’s good because they spend most of their days thinking about their problems.” As part of Wendy’s Dreamlift Day Wednesday, local dignitaries and celebrities will be working behind the counter at the restaurant, and representatives from the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department will also be present. The sheriffs act as chaperones when the children are touring Disneyland. Tuck is encouraging all residents of the region to show their support for these children and to attend Wendy’s Dreamlift Day. “It’s exciting every year. Something special happens that day,” he said.

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District reviews 911 phone service RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Regional District could eventually ring up a new provider for 911. Staff has been authorized to investigate alternate providers for the 911 emergency telephone service prior to the fouryear contract with the Central Okanagan Will Hansma Regional District coming to an end in 2014. “I like due diligence and to know what other options are out there,” said director Mike Macnabb. The goal of the review will be to determine if North Okanagan residents contin-

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ue to receive good value from the service. Director Wayne Lippert has concerns that having a dispatch centre outside of the North Okanagan has led to a loss of local knowledge about landmarks that might make finding an emergency easier. “The perception is no one at the 911 call centres knows what’s going on,” he said. Director Will Hansma also has similar concerns. “I hear from individuals involved in a 911 call that there is no local knowledge,” he said. However, the system also has its defenders. “With Kelowna, at least it’s in the Okanagan and we have people working there,” said director Patrick Nicol. “This is a great service to have in the Okanagan somewhere.”

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In other emergency services matters, NORD continues to look at the best way to operate fire dispatch. It is currently provided by the City of Vernon. “There’s still information we don’t have so we can make a good decision,” said director Doug Dirk. However, City of Vernon officials are concerned that the process is taking too long. “The timelines are getting stretched. We were originally going to have this done in June 2009,” said Lippert, who is Vernon’s mayor. “Liability issue wise, we need to do an upgrade with dispatch.” If NORD continues with its review, Lippert has asked that the city be allowed to withdraw from the service so it can proceed with improvements to dispatch technology.

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A car stolen in Lake Country was recovered with two suspects in Vernon Thursday. Police received a report just after 11 p.m. that a Pontiac had been stolen from in front of a business on Main Street in Lake Country. An officer from North Okanagan Traffic Services was working on Highway 97 when he noticed the vehicle heading into Vernon. The officer followed the vehicle until it stopped at an apartment block in the 1600 block of 31st Street. The two people in the car were arrested as they got out of the vehicle. A woman, 19, is facing charges of theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property. A man, 24, is expected to face charges of breach of probation, as he is on curfew to be in his residence from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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The Regional District of North Okanagan - Greater Vernon Water (RDNO-GVW) wishes to remind its customers with outside water services (standpipes) not having BC Assessment Authority’s “Farm Classification” that they must install a water meter prior to Spring Turn-On. For 2010, Spring Turn-On is expected to be April 15, 2010. Customers without “Farm Classification” but engage in bona fide farming activity may wish to apply for the Domestic Appeal for Agricultural Water Rate. Please note the following requirements that must be met to qualify for the agricultural water rate: • For water allocations less than or equal to 0.82 hectares [2 acres], agricultural income must be above $1000 • For water allocations greater than 0.82 hectares [2 acres], agricultural incomes must be above $2500 NOTE: Verification of these income levels is required and must be included with every application. Applications and fees must be submitted to RDNO-GVW by March 1, 2010. Applications that are received after March 1, 2010 will be subject to a non-refundable late fee. Forms can be obtained at the RDNO office, District of Coldstream office, City of Vernon office or on the Regional District website. If you have any questions, please contact the Regional District of North Okanagan-Greater Vernon Water (RDNO-GVW) at 250-550-3700 or check the website at REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN GREATER VERNON WATER 9848 Aberdeen Road Coldstream, BC V1B 3K9 Phone: 250 550-3700 Fax: 250 550-3701

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Leonora Connop (left), and Bev Lawrence (second from right), of the Vernon Four Seasons Kiwanis Club, present a total of $1,000 to Elise Allen (second from left) with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, and Shirley Bertrand, of NeighbourLink.


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Don Albert’s fascination with natural landscape started with a summer job in Yellowstone National Park in the early 1950s and it has never left him. “I was working at a photography shop and bought my first camera, a Clarus, from a pawn shop. On my days off, I would travel around the park and photograph the park’s natural beauty,” he said. Albert, who was born in 1931, grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Minnesota. In 1958, he and his wife, Carolyn, moved to B.C., where he worked as a pastor and Christian camp manager while doing writing and photography for Western Homes and Living magazine. He and his family moved to Lumby in 1966, where he started the Lumby Christian Church and was pastor for 18 years. They still live in the community In the 1970s, Albert took up watercolours out of curiosity. “My first painting was pretty horrible and I knew I had no way to go but up,” he said. He kept painting, concentrating on the mountain landscapes he loved with some wild life. He and his wife have camped in most of the parks in B.C. and Alberta and he paints from his photographs as well

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A glimpse of the future Centre of Excellence building on Okanagan College’s Penticton campus; Right: Vernon environmental planner Brooke Marshall discusses how the city is approaching sustainability at a Wednesday luncheon at the Vernon Lodge.

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It isn’t easy being green – Kermit the Frog would have been bang on had he been talking about sustainable development, rather than life as an amphibian. The movement towards environmental sustainability is gathering steam in all areas of industry, business and development, yet there is still much uncertainty amongst individuals and businesses who are looking to do their part. The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, with sponsorship from B.C. Hydro, aimed to shed some energyefficient light on the subject at a sustainability luncheon Wednesday afternoon at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. A trio of speakers – Robert Parlane, an architect with the Kelowna-based firm CEI; Myles Gregory of Hydro’s Power Smart program; and Vernon’s environmental planner Brooke Marshall – discussed sustainability in their respective fields and offered advice on how people can get involved. Parlane, who moved to Canada from the U.K. in 2002, is overseeing the new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies & Renewable Energy at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College. When it is complete, it will be primarily used for the college’s trade programs. “It really is the most inspiring aspect for the design team,” said Parlane, of the students who will study in the building. “We’ve got an opportunity to really influence the industry throughout the Okanagan, and probably beyond that.” Similar to the principles espoused by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Parlane’s firm is following design guidelines set out by a similar organization, Living Building Challenge. The aim is for the design, construction and operation of the finished facility to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

Parlane says the project is based on six “petals” – site selection, net zero energy, water, building materials, indoor quality and beauty & inspiration. The building will feature geothermal heating and cooling, natural ventilation, tripleglazed windows to mitigate heat loss, sustainable stormwater discharge, green roofs, solar power energy collection and a host of other systems designed to reduce or eliminate resource consumption. Even though the use of pine beetle wood doesn’t fall within the Living Building specs, Parlane says it was a “no-brainer” to use it for parts of the timber frame construction. “We have all this surplus wood right on our doorstep,” said Parlane. “The college is wanting to use this project as a learning tool. At the risk of getting a badge (accreditation), the college is still intent on using the wood.” Constructing a facility with these state-of-the-art technologies is expensive – about $300 per square foot – but Parlane says operationals savings over the long term can help make up for it. And while savings in heating and lighting are quantifiable, he notes the benefits of improved work conditions are more difficult to gauge. “It’s hard to quantify, but if you’re giving staff a better workplace in which to work, you get performance, better staff retention. The benefits are long term.” While Parlane is happy to see projects like the Centre of Excellence receive media attention, he notes that in other parts of the world, like Scandanavia, sustainability is the norm, not the exception. “The Okanagan is lagging behind a lot of other places, and Canada is lagging behind other parts of the world,” he said. “There are lots of technologies and lots of innovation here, but I don’t see a lot of it being implemented.” When it comes to sustainability in Vernon, Marshall says

it is all about creating public awareness, whether it’s a proposed development, land use issues or home renovations. “It’s important for everybody in the community, no matter how they see their role in the community, to get involved,” she said. “The more input we have the more we’re able to meet the needs of the community. Every decision that everybody makes contributes to the overall sustainability of the community.” Many people take a “why bother?” attitude because, as individuals, they feel ineffective in their attempt to do the right thing. Marshall’s response: “Your one ability to impact a solid waste stream by composting may not be that big of an impact, but if an entire neighbourhood commits to it, that has a big impact.” Marshall urges people to visit the city’s website, www., to see what is being done locally in terms of sustainability. The site contains links to external sites that will provide information on grants and rebates available for home renovations. “We try to provide as much information as possible at every opportunity,” said Marshall, “but feel free to pick people’s brains.”

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Interest equivalent yield public corporations and private companies out of earnings that have been taxed at the general corporate tax rate (the dividend must be designated by the payor corporation as an eligible dividend). On the same $100,000 you would earn $3,300, but your tax bill would be around 18.42 per cent, or $600, your net after tax a whopping $2,700. Note that is 44.70 per cent more income after tax. In the investment world we like to boil things down to quick ratios, in this case we say that difference between interest and Canadian dividends is 1.447. Now you can use the ratio to reflect on what you’ll keep after tax, when trying to make a choice between a debt investment, like a term deposit, and an equity investment, like a share that pays a dividend. If you look at the common shares of Husky Energy, for example, we see a company that pays a dividend of 4.20 per cent. If you multiply by our ratio, of 1.447, you get 6.04 per cent. So it’s like earning interest at a rate of 6.00 per cent, at least in terms of after-tax income.

Let’s say the dividend rate is three per cent, what is the interest equivalent? Take three per cent and multiply by 1.447 and you get 4.34 per cent. Keep in mind this exercise is done for a top-rate marginal taxpayer in B.C. As your overall tax rate gets lower, you keep more. Somewhere around $35,000 of taxable income, you would pay Dave Ellis about 20 per cent on interest income, but the tax credit on the dividends reduces the tax owing to zero, as in zero per cent. The ratio becomes 1.25 at that point. Another ratio can be applied to capital gain income. When you earn a capital gain, the first half is tax free, while the second half is taxed at the normal high rate. Take the same $100,000 and invest at 3.30 per cent to earn capital gain income, and you pay tax of about $700, keeping $2,600 after tax. Which is about 38 per cent more, so the ratio becomes 1.38 times. I know of one preferred share that makes its quarterly income distribution as a capital gain. As it pays 6.70 per cent, I could say it has an interest equivalent of 1.38 times that, or 9.24


Chamber seeks member input Morning Star Staff

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 12@12 membership feedback program, designed to solicit information from members that will connect business and promote discussions for continued success. On a monthly basis, the chamber will invite nine members to join a board director and two staff members to discuss the issues that most affect their business. Questions will be posed to the participants that will provide information about their cur-

rent situation and challenges members face. The membership will be divided into categories that best fit the business type, with a different sector being chosen to attend 12@12 each month. Information provided will be documented and monitored for trends. The program will continue monthly until June, at which time it will be evaluated for its effectiveness and success. Vernon chamber members interested in participating in future 12@12 sessions can phone 545-0771, or e-mail ■ ■


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per cent. I’m not a big fan of preferred shares, and will only invest in issues that have a maturity date. Retraction date is your privilege and works for you. A call date is an issuing company privilege and works against you, so be very careful. This exercise can become more complicated when you own shares of trust units, which make a habit of distributing all three types of income in a year. You might receive $1 of income only to discover $0.50 is interest, $0.30 a dividend and $0.20 a capital gain. Many times we won’t know what the mix is until the tax slips come out the following year. When you invest in U.S.-based companies that pay a dividend, treat it like interest income, there’s no tax break. Although an interesting wrinkle is the tax treaty Canada and the U.S. have with each other. When you own a U.S. dividend, paying stock inside your RRSP, you will not be required to remit prepaid tax (withholding tax) to the IRS. Many great big U.S. companies, with track records of increasing their dividends, are paying yields that match our term deposit and bond rates. The two ratios you need to remember to

compare your after-tax cash flow with interest income – for Canadian dividends 1.44, for capital gains 1.38. Dave Ellis is a certified financial planner and a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. He is a vice president at RBC Dominion Securities in Vernon.




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nterest equivalent yield – there’s an expression that can lead to some confusion. This week, let’s take a look at what the bond and equity markets are willing to pay for your hard-earned capital. Focus on the five-year numbers. Guaranteed Investment Certificates and term deposit rates are between three and 3.300 per cent and these are deposits covered by CDIC (a government guarantee for Canadian taxpayers in Canadian banks). If we invest $100,000 at 3.30 per cent, we earn $3,300. In B.C., the highest marginal rate is 43.70 per cent, so you would pay $1,442 tax, and be left with $1,858, (let’s call it $1,900) after tax, and this will become our benchmark. In Canada you can qualify for a Canadian Dividend Tax Credit, which is designed so Canadians will not pay tax twice on the same earned income. If we earned a dividend of 3.30 per cent and there are no government guaranteed dividends (dividends are your share of a business’s earnings). The rates apply to the actual amount of taxable dividends received from taxable Canadian corporations. Eligible dividends are those paid by

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Dave Robinson of the Vipers goes top shelf on Warrior netminder Kevin Jebsen late in the first period in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers overcame a two-goal deficit to stuff the Warriors 3-2. The two teams played again Saturday night. Having played with Jones and his twin brother Kellen at the World Junior A Challenge, Reid knows how relentless they can be. “They definitely get under you skin because they work so hard. They’re always in your face when you’ve got the puck so you have to make fast decisions or go glass and out when they’re cycling like that.” While not overly impressed with the Vipers’ early lack of intensity, head coach Mark Ferner credited his squad for finding another gear later on. “Our guys faced some adversity there, but we got back to doing simple things. That goal at the end of the first period was huge for us. We had 40 minutes to get back to work and our guys did a pretty good job in the second and third period.” The Vipers kept rolling in the final 40 minutes and were particularly effective in getting

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The Vernon Vipers nearly hit the snooze button one too many times against the Westside Warriors Friday night at Wesbild Centre. After spotting the Warriors an early two-goal lead, and enduring a 15-minute coma, the Snakes woke up to stun Westside 3-2 before 2,200 B.C. Hockey League fans. Defenceman Curtis Gedig (11th goal) collected the winner during a third-period powerplay, delivering a wrister through traffic that banked in off the post to beat netminder Kevin Jebson. The two clubs tangled again Saturday night at Wesbild. The Warriors (34-14-1-1), who iced the Surrey Eagles 4-1 Thursday night at Royal LePage Place, took advantage of a careless neutral zone turnover two minutes into the game. Westside’s Cole Wilson barreled in on an odd-man rush and threaded a gorgeous cross-ice pass to Cam Reid (22nd), who ripped his shot high blocker side past Graeme Gordon from the hash marks. Westside kept pressing, but Gordon (27 saves) was sharp, stopping Kyle Singleton point blank with his left pad. “We came out pretty flat. Coming back from a (five-game) road trip like that, we weren’t as focussed…and when we do that I have to be strong to hold the fort,” said Gordon. “I haven’t been at my best since coming back from the (Christmas) break. I just refocused and switched up my pre-game routine. It started on the Island in the Cowichan (Valley Capitals) game and it has really helped me stay intense for the whole 60 minutes.” When the 41-5-0-2 Vipers did get pressure, Jebson was steady for Westside. He got just enough of his blocker on defenceman Adam Thompson’s booming point shot to steer it wide. On the same shift, Braden Pimm deflected Dan Nycholat’s point shot just wide. Alex Grieve made it 2-0 Warriors midway through the first period when he chipped a puck by a pinching d-man on a Viper powerplay. Going in on an odd-man rush, Grieve (20th) tried to go cross-ice, but had his pass hit a sprawling defenceman who then slid into the net. The Vipers came alive late in the first frame and were rewarded when Connor Jones broke in on an odd-man rush, orbited 6-foot-5, 200-pound d-man Joel Woznikoski then set up David Robinson (6th) for a chip shot over Jebson with 34 seconds remaining in the period.

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Like countless Canadian kids, Coldstreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trent Dorais grew up with a hockey stick pretty much welded to his hands. As a youngster, he would venture down to the basement of his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Vancouver home to shoot the ball around any chance he got. As is the natural progression in the sport, Dorais eventually traded basement shinny for minor hockey, eventually carving out roster spot with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the B.C. Hockey League. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growing up in Vancouver we had this big old house with a huge basement. I just set up the nets down there and pretended I was Wayne Gretzky and go end to end,â&#x20AC;? grinned Dorais, who turns 19 in April. If you had told Dorais a year ago he would end up doing big things with ball hockey, he probably would have laughed. At that point, he had just started playing for fun in a rec league with the Keith Construction Chinooks of the North Okanagan Ball Hockey Association. With a little encouragement from family friend Jim Armstrong, head coach of the Breakaway Fitness Midget Tier 1 Vipers, Dorais earned an invite to play with one of two B.C. select teams at the junior ball hockey nationals last August in Edmonton.

They finished fourth overall, but Doraisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grit and work ethic stood out for the national coaches (Armstrong is an assistant coach) scouting the event. They invited him to join the Under 20 squad for the world junior championships this June in Villach, Austria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting it at all,â&#x20AC;? said Dorais. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year was the first year I had played competitively. I had no idea how competitive nationals was going to be. It turns into more of a controlled game. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a pretty good tournament. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my speed and work ethic...thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what my role is going to be on this team.â&#x20AC;? Dorais reckons he will have to raise about $1,500 to make the trip. Depending on how far the Bulldogs go in the playoffs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they are first in the BCHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coastal Conference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he wants to work full time in the offseason to help pay for it. The national squad will meet for a three-day camp in Toronto before venturing overseas. It will be as much a meet-and-greet as it will be a training camp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only guy I really know is Dylan Smith (AJHL Lloydminster Bobcats),â&#x20AC;? said Dorais. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone else seems to be from Ontario.â&#x20AC;? While Armstrong helped get Dorais noticed, he credits the tenacious 5-foot-10, 160-pounder for putting in the grunt work.

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Coldstreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trent Dorais (right) hustles up court at the national ball hockey championships last summer in Edmonton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t me that got him on this team,â&#x20AC;? said Armstrong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was his work ethic. In Europe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a machine. Every defenceman is going to be scared every time he steps on the floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard worker and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty basic sport. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural sport if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to work hard at it.â&#x20AC;? After riding with the Vernon Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; taxi squad for two seasons, the gritty winger hooked up with the Bulldogs last offseason. In 45 games, Dorais has seven goals and 16 points. Despite being one of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smaller players, he has earned a reputation as one of the its toughest, racking up a teamhigh 93 penalty minutes. The 24-man junior squad will face stiff competition from the perennial favorites Czech

Republic, Slovakia, and the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as passionate about the sport as we are,â&#x20AC;? said Armstrong, who coached Team Canada at the 2008 worlds in St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Nfld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you realize how big this sport is getting.â&#x20AC;? Armstrong is hoping Canada will be able to counter the ultratalented European players with speed and controlled intensity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re disciplined, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kill you. Those guys live for the powerplay.â&#x20AC;? Anyone interested helping sponsor Doraisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; journey to the world championships can e-mail

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The Kamloops Storm fired three powerplay goals as they swamped the North Okanagan Knights 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Friday night at McArthur Park Arena. Jason Alessio led the Storm (20-17-0-6) with 1+3, while Anthony Manfredi recorded 25 stops. Knight netminders Chris Solecki and Christian Karl combined for 40 saves. Clayton Svenhard, assisted by Trevor Fitzgerald and Quinn Gallacher, scored for the 9-30-0-3 Knights, who host the Revelstoke Grizzlies today (1:30 p.m.) at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

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Personal trainer Rhonda Catt spends summers working with Vernon minor hockey products looking for an edge to stay in, or reach the NHL. After receiving an autographed Boston Bruins stick from client Andrew Ference, Catt decided to make someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas a touch more special. Catt, through a story in The Morning Star, asked for nominations and recently made her decision on who gets the stick. Laurel Keating nominated Devon Strand who is a Grade 7 student at Charles Bloom Secondary School in Lumby â&#x20AC;&#x153;Devon is 13 years old and was born com-

pletely deaf,â&#x20AC;? said Catt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he was two he had a Cochlear Implant which enables him to hear vibrations and noises. Being deaf has caused him not to be able to participate in programs that most 13 year old boys like to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two years ago, his father Rob, was killed tragically in a car accident in Alberta. This has been more of a tragedy in Devonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life than anything. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Wrote Laurel, in her letter to Catt: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not a day goes by, when I am around him, that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about his father.â&#x20AC;? Said Catt: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you to Laurel Keating for taking the time to contact me. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see people think of others and want to help.â&#x20AC;?



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Serve up some great comfort foods CATHI LITZENBERGER Morning Star Columnist


he past few months seem to have had more than their share of deaths and tragedy and it brings to mind a few simple, but very helpful things, that anyone can do to help a grieving family. Words never adequately convey our feelings at these times, but actually doing something to help can be healing for both the giver and the recipient. Beside prayer, cards and flowers will give the soul a lift, but preparing a gift of a good homemade meal is always appreciated and needed by grieving families. Choose comfort foods and entrees that can be frozen for the weeks or month ahead in case there is more food gifted than can be eaten immediately. This way it can be packaged up in appropriate meal sizes and used in the weeks or months following the funeral when most grieving people will still not be up to preparing good nutritious meals for themselves. Soups work well, as do all-in-one casseroles, perhaps cabbage rolls, perogies or other ethnic foods appropriate to the family work well too. I like making the chicken recipe below, a potato dish, along with a salad and perhaps a dessert and find the effort and time cooking both therapeutic and comforting to me. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes can be enjoyed anytime: all freeze well. All are simple to make but delicious. Cheesy Potato Casserole 2 lb. package cubed frozen hashbrowns 2 cans cheddar cheese condensed soup 2 can water 1 large (about 4 cups) container sour cream 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion (optional) 1 tbsp. salt or to taste 1/2 tsp. pepper or to taste 1 cup crushed corn flakes In a large mixing bowl add hash browns, soup, water, sour cream, cheeses, onion, and salt and pepper. Mix well together. Pour into a greased 13-by-16-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle the corn flakes evenly over the top. Bake at 350 F for an hour (if hash browns are thawed) longer if frozen, or until the potatoes are bubbly throughout the entire dish. Serves 12 to 15. Boneless Chicken in Sour Cream Gravy 1 large pkg. boneless, skinless chicken


There are a lot of dishes that can be made in advance and then frozen for use at a later date. thighs (about 3 lbs.) 1 large pkg. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs) Seasoning salt and pepper Flour for dusting Hard margarine for frying 1 medium onion, diced (about -1/2 cup) 1/2 cup finely diced celery 1 clove garlic, minced 1 liter chicken broth 1/2 cup flour 2 cups water 2-1/2 cups sour cream Rinse chicken pieces in cold water and pat dry. Cut breasts into two or three pieces, depending on size. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper. Dredge in flour. In a large frying pan, on medium-high heat, add half-a-block of margarine. When melted and to temperature, add chicken pieces and brown on all sides. Remove to a large roasting pan. Repeat until all chicken is browned. add more margarine if necessary. Place chicken into a preheated 350 F oven, uncovered. Heat skillet again and add onion, celery. and garlic; cook for several

minutes. Add flour (all flour should be incorporated into fat in pan, if not add a little more margarine) and cook, stirring constantly until the flour is a nice golden colour. Add the chicken broth and water. stir until thickened. Remove chicken from oven and pour over the sauce. Return to oven for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and let sit for five minutes. Gently mix in sour cream. Heat through but do not allow to boil as it will curdle the cream. Delicious. Serves12 to 15. American Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie 1 lb. ground chuck beef (lean hamburger) 8 oz. mushrooms, chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 large cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tsp. salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp. flour 1/2 cup beef broth 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup frozen peas, unthawed

2 cups shredded hash browns, packed 1/8 cup chopped chives 9 or finely chopped green onions) 2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese or cheese blend, divided 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup mayonnaise Sweet Hungarian paprika Place ground beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a large heavy skillet. Saute, breaking up ground beef, until the juices have almost evaporated. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, then flour. Cook one minute, stirring often. Add beef broth, stirring to combine, then heavy cream. Simmer until gravy thickens. Pour into glass baking dish. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle green peas evenly on top of beef. In a mixing bowl, combine hash browns potatoes, chives, one cup of the cheddar cheese, salt, and mayonnaise. Spread evenly on top of beef layer. Spread remaining cup of cheese on top and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake about 45 minutes until cheese has melted and is slightly browned. Let rest 15 minutes before serving. Yield: four to six servings. Bestest Hamburger Soup 2 lbs. lean ground beef 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. dried basil 1/8 tsp. seasoning salt 1 (2 oz) pkg. dry onion soup mix 9for 3-4 servings) 1/2 cup pearl barley 6 cups boiling water 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1 cup celery, sliced 1/4 cup celery leaves, chopped 1 cup sliced carrots 1/3 cup dried split peas 1 cup elbow macaroni Grated Parmesan cheese In a large soup pot, brown meat, drain excess fat. Add salt and pepper, oregano, basil, seasoned salt, barley, and onion soup mix. Stir in boiling water, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare celery, celery leaves, and carrots; Add to simmering mixture with split peas and continue to cook for 30 minutes. Add macaroni and simmer for 30 minutes longer, adding more water if necessary and stirring occasionally. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese over individual servings. serves 6 to 8.


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Modesto memories abound Morning Star Staff

The outgoing Vernon royalty members are still basking in the warm reception they received from an ambassadorial trip made to sister city Modesto, in sunny California, recently. With the support of Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert, as well as Vernon sister city committee member John Topping and businesses that helped with fundraising efforts, including a silent auction and barbecue, the trip was a resounding success, say the young womrn. Queen Silver Star Kelsie von Holst, Princesses Brittney Glinsbockel and Kathleen Waters as well Miss Congeniality Paula Coulter represented Vernon on the trip which started Sept. 26. “We arrived in San Francisco ready to venture into the city. We jumped on and off the cable cars and found some funky shops along the way. On Tuesday morning we met the Modesto sister city committee. Members Brenda Brannon and Jim Bussey were the main people who put their greatest efforts into making our trip a life-altering experience,” said von Holst. “The trip was a great opportunity for us to learn and grow and realize the relationship that exists between our two communities.” The visitors were

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Princess Brittney Glinsbokel (left), Queen Silver Star Kelsie von Holst, Princess Kathleen Waters, and Miss Congeniality Paula Coulter are greeted by Modesto Sister city committee members Brenda Brannon and Jim Bussey. kept busy as they visited a high school in Modesto and sat in some classes as well as enjoying cheering the home team at a football game. The next day they were off to a farmers’ market, spent time with school children and had lunch with Modesto vice-mayor Kristen Olson where they were able to learn more about the community. This was followed by an afternoon visiting an assisted living home. They also spoke about Vernon at a Modesto Rotary East meeting. “On our last day in Modesto, we attended the International Fair where we were honoured to represent

our city, province and country by carrying in the Canadian flag. That evening we got to learn more about the history of the city of Modesto as we toured the historic McHenry Mansion and attended a reception with city officials,” said von Holst. The sister city relationship with Modesto started 25 years ago when a team from Modesto came to the

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The McIntosh Girls Pipe Band Society awards an annual bursary to a deserving piper or drummer who wants to attend Piping Hot Summer Drummer, a school that is held at every summer at Silver Star Mountain. Preference is given to anyone who was ever a member of the McIntosh Girls Pipe Band, and their relatives and friends. When there is no applicant from that priority group, the funds are awarded to other individuals so all interested pipers and drummers are encouraged to apply. The funds are usually awarded to children and the names of promising young pipers and drummers have sometimes been put forward by pipe majors. The McIntosh Girls Pipe Band flourished from 1946 to 1966 under pipe major Hilma Martens (nee Foote), who started the band with her parents. Her dad had been in a military pipe band and took charge of marching and drills. The uniforms were made by Mrs. Foote. Hilma was pipe major and took lessons from an eminent piper, Mr. Barry, who was stationed at the army camp in the post-war period. The young women travelled all over North America. When membership dwindled in the mid1960s, the band folded. Members formed a society which awards the annual bursary of about $400, depending on available funding sources. Donations will be accepted toward the bursary. “Pipers and drummers coming up now


Members of Vernon’s McIntosh Girls Pipe Band perform for Joe Watkins in about 1948. The band’s former members hand out bursaries to individuals pursuing piping and drumming.



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okanagan have to compete with much stiffer competition that we ever did,” said Jan Mattock, who was a drum major in the band. “Piping Hot is taught by the Simon Fraser Pipe Band, world champions and great teachers. They have classes for piping, base drums and tenor drums, leading a band and more.” The McIntosh Girls Pipe Band Society currently has about 40 members including active alumni Birdie Cooney, Joanne Georgeson, Gloria Trierweiler and Jean Wetherill. Hilma Martens is now in her 80s and lives in Kelowna. She is active on the bursary committee with Maureen Soichuk, also a former pipe major, and Mattock. The deadline for application is April 30 each year.

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Community Calendar CRIB TOURNAMENT Jan. 24 at Schubert Centre, 10 a.m.; registration at 9 a.m. Cost is $10. Bring a partner. Soup, sandwiches, snacks, tea, coffee and some alcoholic beverages may be purchased in the cafeteria. Please do not bring any food into the centre. ARMY NAVY AIRFORCE CLUB #5 Spitfire sports scene: Every Tuesday of the month, open darts. Every Wednesday of the month, league darts. Every Thursday of the month, league pool. Every Friday of the month, grandpa darts Jan. 24, Intercity pool league, starting at 4 p.m. Spitfire Grill will be open. Jan. 30 provincial “in house” playoffs. Next unit general meeting Jan. 24. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Membership open house, Jan. 24, 1 to 4 p.m. Join us for appies, drink specials and presentations to the local charities we give to. Come out and see who we are and how we raise this money that stays in our community. The Eagles Hall is located at 5101 25th Ave. (next to The Morning Star.) Phone 250-542-3003. BARITONE JOHN COCHRANE performs love songs, western, Latino, folk, Hawaiian and children’s songs at the Schubert Centre at Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Silver Star Rotary and the Schubert Centre. Admission by donation.

JANUARY 25 OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148.

RETIRED TEACHERS LUNCHEON Jan. 25,10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Members $12, guests $15. Please bring a Food Bank donation. Speakers: S. Kolibaba, Red Cross, and W. Emde, Pilgrimage - Part 2. PROSTATE CANCER GROUP Meets Jan. 25 in the People Place at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker to talk about dealing with incontinence. BENEFIT DINNER FOR ALZHEIMER SOCIETY Peppers Roadhouse Restaurant hosts a fundraiser buffet dinner for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Jan. 25. The dinner features

a buffet, entertainment by the Chilly Creakers and a silent auction. It takes place at Peppers (4300-27th St., Vernon) from 6 to 9 p.m. Twenty-five per cent of all food and beverage sales will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased at the restaurant by Jan. 24. For more information call 250-549-2083. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call John at 545-0119.

ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS Co-ordinator training available to anyone wanting to enhance their leadership skills. You will learn how to assist in ongoing planning, co-ordinate events and projects, facilitate on-site, learn about public relations and learn about volunteerism. Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Whitevalley Community Hall. No cost. Call Olena at 5478866 to register. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Jan. 25, coffee at Blenz, 2706-30th Ave., 7:30 p.m. Meet for coffee and a chat with new and old friends. Jam night hosted by Rory. Call Dot by Sunday if attending, 250-542-4042. THE SOCIETY FOR OPEN LEARNING AND DISCUSSION Meets Monday Jan. 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the People Place, room 06 downstairs. Jamie Kidston, well-known local orchardist, engineer and geologist will speak on The Geology of the Okanagan. New members and visitors welcome. Call 250 549-1479 for more information. OKANAGAN COLLEGE’S KALAMALKA SPEAKERS SERIES Next series is Jan 25, 12:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Kalamalka Campus, Okanagan College, about The Ghosts Around Us: Military Training in the Vernon Area with history professor Howard Hisdaal, who looks at the military training that was conducted all around the present Kalamalka campus site both before and during the great World Wars of the 20th century. After this presentation you will see the landscape of the area in a very different way. No admission and parking is free during the presentation. For more information please call the Kalamalka Campus library at 250-5457291 Local 2247. UNEMPLOYED BREWED BOOSTER CLUB Peer support group gathers at Bean

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Feature Event: Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters hosts Open House Val Trevis, left in photo, president of Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters, congratulates Sharon Hagell on the completion of her Competent Communicator Manual (Level 1 in Toastmasters.) Join the Toastmaster Monday, Jan. 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Schubert Centre cafeteria for an open house. Toastmasters is a program where you can learn at your own pace. Toastmasters can help you both personally and professionally. Come and find out what Toastmasters can do for you. No obligation, come and observe. Call Barb 250-542-0925 for more info. to Brew Coffee House Jan. 25 1:30 to 3 p.m. for those just needing to talk to other unemployed individuals in Vernon and area, UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS meets Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on 27th Street. Call 5457953.

JANUARY 26 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Jan. 26, executive meeting at 6 p.m.; general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Come out and meet your new executive. CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Provides a caring environment for family members of a loved one with a mental illness to share your hopes, fears, experiences and knowledge with other family members supporting a loved one with a mental illness. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Mental Illness Family Support & Information Centre, room 301, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Call Dianne at 260-3233 for more information. ARMSTRONG TOASTMASTERS: OLYMPIC SPIRIT As Canada prepares to welcome the world to the 2010 Winter Games, Armstrong Toastmasters is excited to include the Olympic theme for Jan. 26 meeting. Come out to Armstrong Toastmasters for an unforgettable night of fun, laughter and inspiration. The coffee’s free and guests are always welcome. At just $10/month we

are your best bet for preparing to be an MC for an upcoming event, parent-teacher night or that next job interview. We meet at the Armstrong Spall Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday nights 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. and if you join now you’ll have all your manuals to start up full swing in the New Year. For more info don’t hesitate to call: Karissa 250-275-4807 or Benita 250-558-8110. MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235. FUN ‘N FITNESS CLASSES Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Enderby Seniors Complex. Featuring gentle aerobics, stretching and strengthening exercises in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are advised. All ages welcome, 50 cents per drop-in, but if you plan to come regularly, you are asked to pay a yearly membership fee of $5.

MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS IN LUMBY Meet Tuesdays at the Blue Ox Pub at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, meet and greet (optional). Meeting 12:05 to 12:55. Come and see the many ways in which you can benefit from Toastmasters: gain confidence, learn to express your ideas, speak up and develop leadership skills. Come and enjoy the fun and camaraderie! Call Olena at 250-547-2259 or Louise at 250-547-6480. TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GROUP A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, at our new location, 291329th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE

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Flame sparked with song and dance North Okanagan to be entertained at the Olympic torch relay Tuesday KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Local entertainers are firing up their instruments and voices in celebration of the Olympic torch relay arriving in the North Okanagan Tuesday. Two groups from the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band will warm up the crowds both as the torch arrives in Coldstream, in front of Kal Lake Store, and at Vernon’s Polson Park. A special stage brought in by the Vancouver Olympic Committee (VANOC) will feature local performing artists and musicians at Polson Park for a two-hour stage show, starting at around 11:15 a.m., said Michelle Jefferson, Vernon’s tourism manager and Olympic torch event committee co-chair. “The flame will be lit in a cauldron in the park for a little over an hour, and then will carry on with a torchbearer after the stage show is over,” said Jefferson. “There are opportunities for the public to have their photo taken with a torch at Polson Park.” The stage entertainment starts with 20 children from the Okanagan Indian Band’s Cultural Immersion School performing the Okanagan welcome song with an address by OKIB Chief Fabian Alexis. The Vernon school district hoop dance troupe, taught by Dallas Arcand, a two time world champion hoop dancer from the Alexander Plains Indian Cree Nation in Alberta, is also gearing up for a colourful and coordinated display. “Dallas came to our district two years ago


Kalamalka Chorus members Carol Abernathy, top left, Deanna Toporchak, Audrey Cunningham, Jane Wakefield, Donna Erdman, bottom left, Lillie Oxley, Jackie Abernathy, Emma Oxley and Margaret Oxley get ready to sing There’s A Light at the Olympic torch relay event Tuesday. and performed twice to 4,000 people, and from that he inspired kids in the district to take up hoop dance,” said Vernon aboriginal education principal Sandra Lynxleg. The troupe dancing at the relay event includes 15 boys and 10 girls from kindergarten to Grade 11 enrolled in five local elementary schools and three secondary schools. “They have only practised 23 times Monday and Tuesday since October. Some

will dance with three hoops and four hoops. It is an amazing spectacle,” said Lynxleg. Event organizers and the City of Vernon have commissioned both a four-minute performing arts video showcasing Vernon’s varied dance, theatre and performing arts community, and a special piece of music, arranged by internationally celebrated local composer/conductor Imant Raminsh, to be performed at the event.

Based on the poem, The Flame, penned by Okanagan College’s Kerry Gilbert, the piece will be sung by Raminsh’s Aura Chamber Choir. The Vernon Kalamalka Chorus has also been hard at work practising its performance of the VANOC official Olympic torch relay song, There’s A Light – Cette Flamme. The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, the chorus, featuring female singers ranging in age from 13 to 80, was chosen to sing the song, especially composed by Gregory Charles for the torch relay, said chorus member Carol Abernathy. “It has been an interesting experience,” she said. “We’re working hard to do the best we can with it.” Roots, blues and folk trio Lent Fraser Wall, featuring vocalist John Lent and guitarists Neil Fraser and Shelby Wall, are rounding out the event along with special guest, Vernon’s Andrew Allen, a rising talent on the Canadian music scene. Armstrong also has a number of entertainment events planned. After the relay, which is expected to take less than an hour to complete, everyone is encouraged to head to the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds, where a dance will be held at the Hassen Arena starting at 3:30 p.m., alternating between a DJ and live music. “There will be plenty of fun, games and activities for everyone,” said Armstrong city administrator Patti Ferguson. Enderby is expected to have the Spallumcheen drummers and other entertainers perform in the Enderby Senior’s Complex parking lot to welcome the torch, expected to arrive just after 3 p.m. A Canadian Idol-like event, the Enderby Anthem, is planned that evening at A.L. Fortune Secondary School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor exhibition celebrates art and heritage Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s history, arts and culture are being reeled out for the world to see when the Olympic torch relay comes to town Tuesday. The Vernon Pubic Art Gallery has worked with other local cultural organizations on an outdoor visual exhibition, laid out on a 280-foot long, two-feet tall banner that resembles a film strip. “We wanted a cultural display, along with the entertainment on the stage, that incorporates heritage, contem-

porary art and contributions from other organizations that best represent Vernon,” said Dauna Grant, VPAG executive director and an organizing committee member with the Olympic torch relay celebrations. The Cultural Film Strip includes photographs of art and local heritage contributed by the public gallery, the Vernon museum and archives, the Vernon Community Arts Centre, Gallery Vertigo, Sookinchoot Youth Centre, as well as local students from Vernon district elementary and secondary schools.

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“This includes some of our permanent collection, exhibition pieces, the best of the gallery and museum, and we asked other galleries and organizations to submit what they wanted,” said Grant. “We have a sports section on there as well that shows a variety of what can be done in Vernon, as far as high performance.” The Cultural Film Strip will remain on display over the duration of Vernon Winter Carnival, and will be set up as of Tuesday in the space between the lawn bowling club and the skateboard area at Polson Park.


The Cultural Film Strip, featuring local art and heritage, can be seen in Polson Park at Tuesday’s Olympic torch relay event and during Winter Carnival.

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Eli’s future is ‘brighter’ than others The Book of Eli: ★★★★ out of 5


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through a bleak world in where desperate citizens kill for fresh water or Chapstick, Eli’s primary possession is neither. What he clings to is a copy of the Holy Bible and, if the scruffy dudes who are looking to dismember him to nab it are any indication, the good book ain’t exactly rolling off the presses anymore. Eli crosses paths with Carnegie (Gary Oldman), a ruthless businessman who runs one of the few towns remaining. He wants the Bible. To him, it’s the only piece of the puzzle left to fill in that will give him absolute power. But Eli’s not handing it over



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sermon. Good luck playing that straight. Washington does, though, and his poise and presence greatly assists the film’s effectiveness, especially when the Hughes take one wild turn on the home stretch. The Book of Eli is one of those films that probably won’t gobble up initial accolades, but will be greatly appreciated in the future. Hopefully, the far off future.

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Arts Grunt up 14,000 feet with world’s best cyclists Doc on gruelling mountain bike race screens at Vernon’s Galaxy Cinemas Morning Star Staff

See seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong as you have never seen him before when the documentary film Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100 cycles into town. C i n e p l e x Entertainment, which operates Vernon’s Galaxy Cinemas, and Citizen Pictures are about to take movie audiences on a ride only the most intense cyclists have experienced as they compete in one of the world’s most grueling mountain bike races. Shown exclusively in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres, the documentary debuts in Vernon Wednesday and Feb. 7. “The Leadville Trail 100 is one of those events –– like the New

York City Marathon or the Ironman –– where people say, one day I want to do that,” said Armstrong. “It’s the purest level of passion that you can get.” Filmed against the misty backdrop of a former mining town in Colorado that sits at 10,200 feet, Race Against the Sky captures the drama of the 2009 LT100. The event began as a running race 27 years ago to draw tourism to Leadville, Colo. The mountain bike race was added in 1994 and has become a competition with more than 1,000 entries and a lottery determining who will compete. The course includes 14,000 vertical feet of climbing and often severe weather changes. Competitors race

on dirt trails, mining roads and forest service roads, hoping to cross the finish line in 12 hours or less. People will witness breathtaking aerial views as the camera crew follows the competitors as they cycle more than 100 miles of dangerous mountain terrain through extreme climate changes ranging from heat to hail and from rain to snow. “If you’re lucky enough to get into this race, it will be the hardest day on the bike you’ll ever experience –– 100 miles, off-road, all above 10,000 feet,” said Frank Matson, CEO of Citizen Pictures. “The summit is a relentless climb to the top of Columbine Mine at 12,570 feet. The only thing you can count on is that anything can happen. And if, at the end of the day, you’ve crossed the finish line, you’ve won.” Race Across the Sky screens at Galaxy



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It’s carnival time


compact snow. h, the 50th There are also all annual Vernon Winter Carnival, kinds of events happening throughout the an annual event comcommunity in the next prised of a series of few weeks so be sure events; all with the to pick up a intention Vernon Winter of lifting Carnival proour spirits gram to see through the what all the bleak midexcitement is winter. about. T h e To kick Carnival things off, office must don’t miss the surely be Brian van Wensem Proclamation a flurry of of Queen Silver activity in preparation for all of Star Thursday at 7 p.m. the local favourites and at the Performing Arts shows coming up in the Centre. This is a great way next two weeks. One tiny insignifi- to get in the Carnival cant detail is the burn- spirit as the 50th ing question on every- Queen Silver Star and one’s mind: Where’s princesses are crowned. Tickets for this winter? favourite evening of Regardless of how family fun are still unseasonal it may look available through the down in the valley, I’ll Ticket Seller by calling still keep my annual 549-SHOW. tradition of trekking On Saturday, four up to the Silver Star top international comevillage to check out dians will descend from the awe inspiring snow the slopes to treat show sculptures. I’m always goers to a hilarious evefascinated to see what ning of wit and jest. snow sculptors create The Snowed In out of a giant block of




Comedy Tour features the hysterical antics of Glen Wool, Craig Campbell, Dan Quinn, and Ed Byrne as they tour British Columbia’s ski-resort towns to snowboard by day, and perform their hysterical blend of stand-up comedy by night. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Centre and tickets are still available through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW. Experience the thunderous sounds of Taiko drumming at the Japanese Cultural Society’s So You Think You Can Taiko on Sunday, Jan. 31. Starting at 7 p.m., the evening is rounded out with dancing from Vernon’s Chidori-Kai Japanese Dancers and features a showdown between Raiden Taiko from Kamloops and Yamabiko Taiko from Kelowna. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW for tickets. In two weeks, Cirque Sublime will be


Arts department directly at or phone us directly at 550-7923

at the Wesbild Centre Feb. 7 at 3 and 7 p.m. Their production, Adamo, boasts thrilling acrobatics and athleticism combined with an array of colours and sound to create an unforgettable experience. Get your tickets at the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW. And tonight the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is in town for Our Future at the Performing Arts

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Arts Film Circuit hands out people’s choice awards ence turns around and really connects with what you’ve done, really, it’s the best feeling in the world. “I thank my Canadian audiences from the bottom of my heart. And I hope to continue making them proud.” Shown last season by the Vernon Film Society, Cairo Time received its world premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and won the City of Toronto and The Movie Network Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. It has also been named as one of Canada’s top 10 feature films of 2009. The film features Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), a magazine editor, who arrives in Cairo to meet her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus), a UN official in Gaza. When Mark is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend and

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winners reflect today’s viewers’ desire to be swept away by strong story-telling in films,” said Karen Black, TIFF’s director of Canadian initiatives. “We are thrilled that Film Circuit continues to be the program that audiences across Canada turn to when they want to engage with contemporary films that provide stellar acting and seamless filmmaking talent. “The coming year

will continue to offer audiences quality films, both homegrown and from abroad, which will captivate their attention and connect with their emotions.” The next Film Circuit film to be shown by the Vernon Film Society is The Boys are Back Monday, Feb. 1 at the Vernon Town Cinema. Shows are at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance at the theatre and the Bean Scene coffee house.



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The Film Circuit, the Toronto International Film Festival’s immensely successful outreach program, announced recently that Cairo Time and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are winners of the 2009 Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. Selected by Film Circuit audiences across the country, including those who have attended Vernon Film Society presentations, Cairo Time (2009, Canada/Ireland) won for best Canadian film, while The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008, UK/USA) received the best international film accolade. I am deeply moved by this award,” said Ruba Nadda, director and screenwriter of Cairo Time. “To me, it’s the most coveted one. You put everything you have into a movie –– heart, love, everything –– and when an audi-


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continues with the 10, East must overtake with his queen. First, let’s watch declarer play perfectly. He takes the second trick and leads a club. When West plays low, South wins with dummy’s king. (If West plays the queen, declarer lets him take the trick.) South returns to his hand with a heart and repeats the procedure, leading another club and either winning the trick if West plays low or ducking if West plays the queen. Here, this avoidance play keeps East off the lead and allows declarer to make his contract. Now let’s go back to trick two. South cannot be sure that spades are 6-2. If he fears they are 5-3, he will

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On January 27, celebrate the 11th annual Family Literacy Day by participating in learning activities with your family.

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Louise was born in Duncan, BC to Eleanor and Martin Vannier, but grew up in Vancouver. As a young woman, Louise became a talented artist and hair stylist. She worked at the historic Maison Henri before operating the salon at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel in the 1940’s. In Harrison, she met and eventually married Capt. George Peebles. In 1948, Louise and George settled in Chilliwack where they raised their 3 children. Louise moved to Sechelt in 1982, and most recently to Coldstream, where she lived for the past 8 years. Louise was a life-long learner who knew more about politics and the world stage than most people half her age. She loved strong martinis, smooth lattes, non-fiction books and good newspapers, Bridge, gardening, CNN and Pierre Trudeau. She loved beautiful clothes and wore them with style and flair. Louise was witty and honest and brave and we will miss her every day. There will be a Memorial Mass for Louise at Holy Family Catholic Church in Sechelt on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.






Louise Mary

In the early afternoon of January 9, Anderson Cooper (CNN), lost his biggest fan. Surrounded by her family, Louise Mary Peebles passed away at the age of 93 in Vernon, BC. She leaves behind her daughters, Joni (Charley), Ellen (Willy), and her son John (Caryl), grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole), Jessica (Ryan), Paul, Blythe and Lauren, great-grandchildren Ivan and Cole, and her dear sister Terry Robb.



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Davy was born during a snowstorm in a farmhouse near Macrorie, Saskatchewan. He died New Year’s Eve under a blue moon in Burnaby, BC. Davy met the love of his life Margaret in 1948. They married June 1949 with 19 cents to their name. Davy was predeceased earlier in 2009 by Margaret. Mourning our loss their 4 children and families: Les (Kathy), Linda, Sharon (Barry), Keith (Karen) and grandchildren David and Kyleen of Surrey and Christine and Alexander of Kelowna. Also surviving Davy is his elder sister Gladys of Saskatchewan. During WWII Davy enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving overseas as a Wireless Air Gunner. Margaret and Davy farmed briefly, before settling in the big city of Saskatoon. There Davy worked as a door to door salesman, a truck driver and a freight clerk before moving to Vernon, BC in 1965. In Vernon, Davy ran a corner store for a year and then worked as a letter carrier until his early retirement. The purchase of a motor home in 1983 became their means for traveling North America for over 20 years. Davy had many interests and talents. He was a musician, gardener, an avid volunteer, renovator, piano tuner, barber, Santa Claus, who loved meeting people. His gentle good natured approach to life came from a belief that he was born a lucky man. Davy and Margaret had moved to the west coast in 2005 to obtain health care and support. Special thanks must go to the very fine staff at George Derby Care Centre in Burnaby. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. The family will be holding a reception at 1:30pm Saturday March 13, 2010 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon BC. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155




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Farmer, school bus driver, devoted husband and father, devout Seventh-day Adventist. Born March 19, 1932 in Vernon, B.C. Passed away January 11, 2010 at his life-long home on Grandview Flats in Armstrong, B.C., of leukemia, aged 77.

was born on April 30th, 1921 in Grindrod, B.C. and passed away in Heron Grove on January 19th, 2010 at the age of 88 years.

Roy Surkan will be very deeply missed by his wife Carol, one day shy of 47 loving years together, their three children, Wendy, Debbie and Dean, sons-in-law David and Steve, and ALL those who knew him.

Roy loved food and his epicurean delights included his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homemade borscht, perogies, banana cream pie and apple pie and Chinese take-away from Apple Lane restaurant in Vernon. He savoured the bounty of his garden from radishes in May to new potatoes in July and devoured watermelon and cantaloupe in August. Farming consumed the majority of his life but Roy also enjoyed his role as a school bus driver for 28 years, 1969 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1997, for the Armstrong-Spallumcheen #21 school district. Children, parents and teachers enjoyed Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good-natured friendly charm and sense of humour and they lavished him with gifts every Christmas. Credited with founding the North Okanagan Hockey League in 1956, Roy assumed a variety of positions on the board of directors including that of association President from 1974 -1975. His passion for hockey was exhibited when he played for the Grandview Warriors hockey team in 1950s and early 1960s.


Ronald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keithâ&#x20AC;? Crandlemire


A man deďŹ ned by his family and unrelenting tenacious hard work on the farm, in the early 1970s Roy designed his cattle brand in honour of his family,â&#x20AC;&#x153;C3â&#x20AC;?. He cherished his farm, cattle and garden. He enjoyed his quiet time reading the Bible daily and pouring over garden seed catalogues in anticipation of the annual summer harvest.


Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kay, to whom he was married for 64 years; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his five siblings, Charles, Glenna, Willa, Ken and Keith. Keith served overseas for five years in the Second World War. Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Ed Millin officiating. Placement of Keithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cremated remains will follow in the Bethel Rose Garden Of Remembrance after which family and friends are invited to a Reception in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Keith to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.

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Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

The past few years were painfully difďŹ cult for Roy as he battled the ravages of leukemia. His family wishes to thank their Grandview Flats neighbours and the Seventh-day Adventist community for their overwhelming thoughtfulness. In addition, they wish to extend their gratitude to Dr. George Borchert in Vernon for his unwavering supportive care over the years, the nurses who administered Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood transfusions at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the nurses and home care staff with Interior Health Armstrong for their kind attentiveness.

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The family wishes to advise they will be holding a private service at a later date.

In Memoriam

Joel Patrick Balfour November 9, 1986 January 24, 2006 Please take a moment today to remember our son, brother, grandson and friend. Remember his smile, which could light up a room. Remember his fun loving spirit and his laugh. Remember a special moment you shared with him.

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HAROLD ROURKE March 14, 1932 January 22, 2003 Remembered Always Loved Forever Judy and all the family

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Childcare Available 1 full time opening Feb.1, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc.refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 18+yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. Childcare available in my home starting in March 1. F/T or 2 P/T, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm. LNR and First Aid. Snacks and meals provided. 250-503-3138 IMAGINATION STATION Licensed after school program. Serving Beairsto, Hillview, Silver Star. Home like environment. Daily exercise, snacks provided. (250)558-7008

Business Opportunities Busy Downtown location, Coffee shop for sale. For details please contact 250-859-1110. TURF LOGIC FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY. Zero Pesticide Lawn Care. Okanagan Territories Available, Outdoor Lifestyle, Full Local Support. www.turďŹ&#x201A; 1-866-239-4056

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Career Opportunities SPLATSIN Community Health Nurse. Full time hours, wages commensurate with experience. QualiďŹ cations: current CRNBC registration, CPR CertiďŹ ed and Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Experience working with Aboriginal people in high conďŹ&#x201A;ict elder and community care issues. Closing: January 22, 2010. To: Suzanne Shiner, Splatsin, Box 460 Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 Fax: 250-838-2131. Email: SPLATSIN Director Aboriginal Child Welfare Program. Full time hours. Wages commensurate with experience. QualiďŹ cations: M.S.W. or B.S.W. Experience: working with First Nation families and children, conďŹ&#x201A;ict resolution, child protection, staff supervision, proposals and ďŹ nancial administration. Closing: January 22, 2010. To: Suzanne Shiner, Splatsin Box 460 Enderby, BC VOE 1V0 Fax: 250-838-2131 Email:

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Okanagan TrafďŹ c Control Professionals is offering certiďŹ cation courses for 2010. February 4/5 April 1/2 June17/18 August 12/13 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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250-550-2109 Executives Realty SPLATSIN - Social Housing Clerk Hours: Full Time. Wages: Commensurate with experience. QualiďŹ cations: Knowledge of rental/tenancy agreements, also INAC and CMHC agreements. Ability to monitor construction projects, understanding of contracts. Skills: Computer/ďŹ ling and accounting, good people skills, and valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Closing Jan. 29, 2010 Email:


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February 6TH & 7TH And 1/2 Day February 8TH OR 13TH


250-542-6122 Ext. 501 VERNON Become a Psychiatric Nurse –train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Pertinent Oil Field Tickets, Provincially Certified Instructors, Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. 1-866-399-3853

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Above average retail opportunity, above average wages & benefits. M/F. Submit resume to Box #13 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave Vernon BC V1T 1P5

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.

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community


Serving the North Okanagan Class 1 & 3 Professional Driver Training Air Brake Courses Offered Flexible Schedules

Ph: 250-540-0040

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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.

Thompson Rivers University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Williams Lake Intake Sept 2010. Deadline for application is February 15, 2010 programs/nursing

READY FOR A Sunshine CHANGE? Autobody, 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.

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Vernon & District Immigrant Services Assistance Service Suite 100 - 3003 - 30th Street, Vernon Tel. (250) 542-4612 •

Attention to Unemployed Immigrants! We can help you find work! Free Services: Help with Resume Writing and Interview Skills Job search & Computer Workshops Computer Lab (internet & E-mail) Free photocopying and free faxing Accreditation Assistance TOEFL Preparation

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Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (Armstrong)


Box 460 5775 Old Vernon Road Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 Ph: (250) 838-6496 Fax: (250) 838-2131

If you know, we’d like to talk to you. If you don’t, we’d like to teach you.

SPLATSIN ADMINISTRATOR If you have a passion for learning and helping others, The Home Depot could be your answer. As the leading home improvement retailer in Canada, our business thrives on the enthusiasm and skills of each of our associates. For you, that means you’ll get the training and hands-on experience you need to learn, grow and succeed. Have questions? Want to find the right position? Visit to apply online or find more information.

• Post secondary education - LLB, BCOMM, desirable • Knowledge and ability to ensure day to day operation and management of all band operations • Administration of programs and Provincial and Federal budgets and programs and funding • Ability to supervise and monitor staff and finances for band administration and programs • Good administrative, communication, organizational, conflict resolution skills • Liaison with Chief and Council • Understanding of Word, Excel & Outlook • Understanding of Basic Financial Statements • Other duties in conjunction with job description Closing date: Jan 27, 2010

We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

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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:

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To: Suzanne Shiner, Splatsin, Box 460 Enderby, B.C. V0E 1V0 Fax 250 838 2131 Email:

This position offers an annual salary range of $89,839.85 - $99,296.67, along with a comprehensive benefits package. A list of qualifications for both positions, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at Applications, quoting the applicable Competition No., will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010 to: Human Resources Officer Regional District of North Okanagan 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Fax: (250) 550-3723 e-mail: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.

Career Opportunities


Reporting to the Administrator, the General Manager, Engineering is responsible for providing professional leadership and overall management, including staffing, policy development and dayto-day administration relative to the Engineering functions. The General Manager, Engineering is a member of the Senior Management Team and participates in development of strategic and corporate goals / objectives, business plans and budgets.

Reporting to the General Manager, Engineering, the Project Engineer is responsible for managing the technical and financial aspects of a variety of engineering projects. This position provides support to the department by managing a variety of projects, and administrative and technical functions.

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:



PROJECT ENGINEER Competition No. 10-01

Resume and cover letter to:

We’re Here To Make A Difference…

We are a Regional District on the forefront of program development and service delivery in areas such as Regional Planning, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Planning – and Engineering Services. We have two exciting opportunities for individuals who share our progressive approach, and who want to work, live and prosper in the beautiful North Okanagan.

This position offers an annual salary range of $111,228.02 - $122,936.22, along with a comprehensive benefits package.

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.

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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.

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Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Columbia Shuswap Regional District


is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the following position:

is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the following position:

SERVERS REQUIRED FOR LUNCH LUNCH.. Please apply in person with resume at 3107-32nd Street, Vernon after 2pm. 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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LATE NIGHT MAINTENANCE PERSON Apply in person at 2601-58th Avenue, Vernon

Development Services Assistant

Building Inspector (Casual Relief)

Work, live and play in the sunny Shuswap and enjoy a lifestyle which blends outdoor recreational opportunities and diverse cultural activities for the entire family. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District, with offices located in Salmon Arm, is looking for a Development Services Assistant to join our team.

Work, live and play in the sunny Shuswap and enjoy a lifestyle which blends outdoor recreational opportunities and diverse cultural activities for the entire family. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District, with offices located in Salmon Arm, is looking for a Casual Relief Building Inspector to join our team to assist with the building regulation function during the busy season (summer) and fill in for the Building Inspector in his absence. Under the general direction of the Deputy Manager, Development Services, the Building Inspector is responsible for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of the BC Building Code, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Building Regulation Bylaw and other applicable bylaws. The Building Inspector ensures the efficient delivery of building inspections including receiving and checking building permit applications, checking plans, issuing permits and conducting inspections on all types of construction to ensure building and plumbing codes and all other related bylaws are substantially observed. The Building Inspector advises clients on building related matters and keeps complete and accurate records associated with carrying out the responsibilities. Ideally, the successful candidate has a minimum of Grade 12 supplemented by a diploma in Building Technology from a recognized post secondary institution plus three (3) years relevant experience, preferably in a unionized, local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The successful candidate should have at a minimum, Level 1 certification with the Building Officials Association of BC. A valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of the job together with use of the successful applicant’s personal vehicle. This position requires excellent communications skills, diplomacy and tact. This advertisement and a copy of the related description are available on the Regional District’s web site at: www. The position offered is a casual position covered in the CUPE Local 1908 collective agreement. The salary range for this position is $2,059.08 – $2,321.62 bi-weekly plus 18% in lieu of benefits. Applications will be treated as confidential and must be received by 4 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010. Interested candidates must direct a letter of interest and résumé to: Bev Comeau Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC V1E 4P1 Telephone: (250) 833-5917 Fax: (250) 832-9774 E-mail:

Under the general direction of the Deputy Manager, Development Services, the Development Services Assistant is responsible for responding to a variety of land use enquiries directed to the Development Services Department. The Development Services Assistant receives, documents and processes routine department land use applications, provides information on departmental policies and procedures and serves as a key team member in the Development Services Department. The Development Services Assistant works with members of the public, elected officials and members of other Columbia Shuswap Regional District departments. A valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of the job together with use of the successful applicant’s personal vehicle. This position requires excellent communications skills, diplomacy and tact. Ideally, you have completed Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by a Planning or Civil Engineering diploma from a recognized institute plus two years’ experience preferably in a unionized, local government environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Looking for a

The position offered is a full time, permanent position covered in the CUPE Local 1908 collective agreement. The salary range under for this position is $1,867.46 - $2,139.58 bi-weekly with an attractive benefit package provided.

Part Time Waitress/Waiter

This advertisement and a copy of the related job description are available on the Regional District’s web site at:

Min. 3 years experience. Please drop off resume to 3302B 29th St, Vernon. or Email:

Applications will be treated as confidential and must be received by 4 pm, Monday, February 8, 2010. Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and resumé to:

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.

Bev Comeau Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC, V1E 4P1 Telephone: (250) 833-5917 Fax: (250) 832-9774

Please reply with a resume and references to:

#101, 3002 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2L7

SERVICE MANAGER Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Dealer with 21 branches across Western Canada and is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Service Manager at the Vernon, BC branch. The Service Manager will be responsible to grow the service-related business, particularly through increased customer sales and maintaining proper staffing levels. The successful applicant will attract, retain and effectively engage personnel to ensure the overall success of the department/branch. Previous leadership experience in a heavy equipment service department is required. Forward resume stating position and location to or fax to 306-791-5986.


Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), one of Western Canada’s largest organizations involved in retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing, is presently recruiting for a

Plywood Shift Supervisor

The Forest Products Division of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) located in the District of Salmon Arm, has an immediate opening for a Plywood Shift Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Plywood Manager, you will be responsible for the supervision of plywood related processes from the dewatering of logs to the shipping of products. This position offers a challenging opportunity to an experienced, self-motivated, technically sound individual who can work with minimal supervision. Other prerequisites include above average interpersonal and communication skills.

Call 250-860-9480

A thorough understanding of Quality & Statistical Process Control systems would be desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold a post secondary education in Woods Product Manufacturing or Business Administration. Three to five years of related supervisory experience would also be an asset.

CASUAL PT workers, line production. $12/hr. Drop off resumes #103 2450 14th Ave, Ask for Darren LOOKING for qualified concrete finishers for 2010 season, curb & gutter exp. pref. Drop resume at 1909 43 St.

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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.

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The Forest Products Division of FCL has been in continuous operation for over 55 years. FCL’s operating area surrounds the Shuswap Lake and includes two forest licences, a tree farm license and significant timber holdings. A competitive salary with a full range of benefits is available to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, in confidence, by February 12, 2010 to: Human Resources Officer Federated Co-operatives Limited Box 70, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0 Phone: (250) 833-1200 Fax: (250) 833-1211 E-mail: FCL thanks all applicants for their interest, however; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We’re Growing… Did you know that the demand for financial planners has never been higher and that Investors Groups is continuing to grow and offer career opportunities? In fact, Fast Company magazine named financial planner the #1 career for 2009. Because choosing to become a financial planner isn’t a decision that’s made overnight, we make your choice that much easier by providing you with the best initial paid training in the industry* and exceptional income potential.

Forward your resume to: Laurie Reiter #200 - 2899 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8G1

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Our 7 store retail chain is seeking a skilled junior computer technician.

Applicants must have a solid background in networking and Microsoft applications, with an excellent understanding of computer hardware and maintenance. The chosen applicant will be responsible for helping to maintain various networks and general PC and server support of both hardware and software. Candidates will also possess enthusiasm and a keen interest to learn more about their field.

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.

Nature’s Fare Markets

If you are interested in joining our “healthy team”, email resume to or mail/drop off resume to Box 14 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave. Vernon BC V1T1P5

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

Estates Legal Assistant • Minimum 3 - 5 years Estates experience essential • Competitive salary, full benefit package including RRSP contributions, supportive work environment For more information about this position, please visit the Careers section of our website. Please forward your resume to Theresa Jones, Office Manager, by fax or email: EXPERIENCE • KNOWLEDGE • INTEGRITY

We offer a competitive wage, great benefits and a positive work environment. Live Well. Live Organic.

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Tel: 250-542-5353 Fax: 250-542-7273 Toll-free: 1-800-243-5353 4th Floor, 3201 30th Ave.,Vernon, BC V1T 2C6

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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 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 our dynamic team. Reply to Box 29, C/O The Morning Star EXPERIENCED Heavy Duty Mechanic required for logging company in the Merritt area. Please call Brian at 250-378-6984 after 6:00 pm and fax resumes to 250-378-6930 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. Kelowna Pacific Railway based in Vernon, BC has a position available for a rules qualified locomotive engineer/conductor to work part time as and when required. Those applicants with extensive yard switching experience will be given preference. Submit resumes to No phone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. PAULS ORCHARD LTD. General farm labour required in Vernon. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. March 15-Oct.20 $9.14/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. Please reply to Box #1 C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th ave, Vernon BC. V1T 1P5. THE Self Employment Program may help you start your own business. Unemployed people can call NOEES at 250-545-0585 or email for information. El eligibility criteria will apply. Funded in whole or part through the Canada- British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

COLDSTREAM The Corporation of the


FRONT COUNTER CLERK - RCMP (Full Time - Permanent) Competition #: 000003-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants — January 22, 2010 External Applicants — January 29, 2010 Rate of Pay: $25.70 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 6 — Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 hour shifts between 8:00 am & 8:00 pm --------------------------------

RT 216 - Giles Dr. & Dejong Dr. (AVAILABLE NOW) RT 223 - Palfrey Dr. West & Upper Summit Dr. (AVAILABLE FEB 5TH) RT 204 - Coldstream Creek Rd. & Hillside Dr. (AVAILABLE FEB 5TH) RT 207 - Kalamalka Rd. & Creek Dr. (AVAILABLE ASAP) RT 209 - Postil Dr. & Tebo Dr. (AVAILABLE ASAP)

ENDERBY RT 911 - George St. & Meadow Cres. (AVAILABLE NOW)

Medical/Dental PROFESSIONAL DENTAL RECEPTION/ADMIN sought for FT position in our very busy family practice. Bring your cheerful disposition, exceptional organizational skills and dental practice management experience to our patient-oriented clinic. Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to by February 1st 2010. Only those chosen for personal interview will be contacted.

Trades, Technical Millwork shop in Oyama requires an experienced finisher to spray large, heavy, complicated millwork pieces. Must be in excellent physical cond & tuned in to extremely high quality. Woodworking exp. an asset. Murray 250-548-3239. Sylvania 20” color TV & Acana 16” computer screen. $50/ea or $80/both. 250-503-0144.

LIFEGUARD / INSTRUCTOR (Part Time - Permanent) Competition #: 000004-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants — January 25, 2010 External Applicants — January 29, 2010 Rate of Pay: $24.56 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 5 — Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Varies -------------------------------Please see our website at for complete job descriptions and method of application.

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.

Contact Donna at 250.550.7901 or email



When replying to Box #’s c/o The Morning Star, please do not e-mail your resumes. They must be either dropped off or mailed to: 4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon V1T 1P5

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Work Wanted




Farm Equipment



CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. JANUARY PREMIUM GRANITE SALE. 40SQ’ OF PREMIUM GRANITE. $2995. 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. REPLACE/REFACE existing C-tops, 15yrs exp. High quality with the nice price. 5yr Warranty, Free estimates TERRY AT MONASHEE Countertops. 250-503-3145

Big M Saddles & Tack 5765 Falkland Rd (behind the pub, Falkland) February 10% off sale. Every item in the store. We have purchased a large inventory close-out including; Aussie & English saddles, Aussie pads, Girths, saddle bags, over 100 English headstalls in stock, Gypsy, Pony, Full size driving harness. Driving bridals, over 50 show haulters, leather haulters, Western headstall & reins. Winter & Stable blankets. Gift ware & much more. Why pay more. Shop at Big M. 250-379-2078 Visa, Mastercard, Interac.

Mini Aussie-Border Collie puppies. Avail late Feb. $700 See photos on 375-2526

Hydraulic front end loader for small farm tractor. $200. 250-545-9014. Massey Ferguson 8’, 3pt hitch, adjustable blade, $500. (250)547-0275

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

Contact Workfirst 250-545-5764 KITCHEN cabinet & appliance removal or any odd jobs to be done. Call 250-503-4954. Reasonable rates. MAN & PICKUP Call Joseph your local handyman. 250-542-7144 Renovation Wall & Floor Finishing, Drywalling, Taping, Hardwood, Laminate, Bsmnt’s & Framing. 250-540-3252.

Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

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.

Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892

Financial Services 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 REDUCE DEBT by up to 70%

Home Care Certified Care Aid available for in home care/nanny services. Chrystal 250-308-8614.

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

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

Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630. FIRST crop alfalfa & second crop alfalfa. Sm. square bales. Armstrong 250-546-3371.

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

Volunteers 4182324

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Stuart 250-549-6545 Total white kitchen pkg, exc/cond, fridge, self cleaning oven, dishwasher. $1000 for all 3, (250)542-7673

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SPECIALTY Discounted Bldgs. Some under $8k. Call to Reserve; 1 per Buyer. Can Construct. CAN/CSA A660-04, Source: 18X. 888-898-3091

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

Computer Services

Computer Services

7 days a week. Stacked on the truck, full cords, fir $190, pine $160, split & delivered. Vernon area.

Call anytime 250-306-6029


KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647

King Koil twin, International Chiropractic bed, remote, mint. cond. $700. (250)547-2314 Lt. gr. Natuzzi love seat & chair, good cond. was $2220, asking $500. (250)542-5132 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 Vanity contemporary, new, 36”, natural stone top, under mounted sink, expresso, $500 firm. (250)558-3640

Garden Equipment

Shannon Scott (250) 938-6498

5 minutes past O’Keefe Ranch

✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING


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

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley

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

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


Home Repairs

Home Repairs

Phone 542-7203

Call 250-307-8998

MJM TILE Flooring - Kitchens & Baths. Mick (250)938-9492

Adorable Chuihuahua cross Minpin puppies, ready to go to their forever homes. $399. 250-309-3065.



Hearts and Hands Community Network



Misc. for Sale 19” Color tv with remote, good cond, with entertainment centre. $45 (250)308-8129 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. 2.2CUFT Panasonic large microwave oven, like new $50. 250-542-8670. 30’ new heavy rope ladder, 1”. $30. 2 push grass mowers. $30. 250-832-5353. AIR hockey table 39X67 $150 obo. Washer & dryer pair $275 obo. Highback armchair, ivory $50. 250-558-9969.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Alpine DVD player, 7” touch screen $275, New 2-12” Bassworks sub woofers $200. (250)550-7355

1980 5-ton Dump truck/ crane truck/ flat deck, Too much to list $15,000. obo. sacrifice 250-550-6993

Armoire style computer cabinet. Double louvered doors. Exc. cond. $300. 250-541-0782, 250-503-8987.



LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed

MicroSolve Computer Solutions 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE Professional Grooming

A-STEEL Shipping Container Storage New/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’’24,’’40,’’45,’’48,’’53’’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’’40’’53’’. CHEAP 40’’ Farmers Specials on NOW! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 call 24 hours.

Gas lawnmower $80. Free p/up dead lawn/garden tractors. 250-260-5819

Call Paul:

Vernon and District Volunteer Bureau








As Instructed Dodds Will Offer The Clothing & Shoes From Friendz Designer Clothing To Be Sold In 1 Lot By Sealed Bid. Bids Will Be Accepted Now Until February 1 @ 2pm. Brand Names Bandolera, Agava Nectar, JS Collection, Lauren Bidal, Rohen Chen & More. $70,000 Retail Now On Display For Viewing at Dodds Auction

View photos @


3311-28th Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3259


Hearts and Hands Community Network


Funded in part by Province of B.C. and United Way



FRIDAY: 12:00 PM


CALL 250-550-7900

January 20, 2010

If you would like to offer a few hours of your time to the community, here are some of the Volunteer Opportunities that are available. Please contact Twylla at the Volunteer Bureau @ 545-8572. Organization


FIREWOOD. $160 Mixed, $200 Fir, $220 Birch, $250 Apple 250-546-3505. 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 WOODY’’S FIREWOOD

Building Supplies

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Junk Removal fr. $75., Bin Rentals fr. $125.


Tiny Chihuahua puppies, 6 wks, tender loving nature. $1,000. 250-308-8614.



GOOD quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 250-542-9419, 250-309-5956.

Rubbish Removal

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

Shop from home! REGISTERED German Shephard Pups, great temperment, bred to be adaptable to all lifestyles. $1200. 250-768- 7241

Free Items Office desks, chairs, loungers. Call for pick-up time- bring truck! (250)309-3017

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

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

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

PUREBRED Bichon puppies, both male & female, 1st shots, dewormed, litter trained, microchipped for identification, wonderful family pets w/great disposition. 250-832-4923.

* 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.


Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 866-888-8681

Feed & Hay

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

Alternative Health

WANTED: 3 horse angle haul aluminum trailer (newer years) Call 250-492-8087

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

Required Position


Community Dental Access

Committee Member

- Attend fundraising meetings & assist with projects

Polson Residential Care

CDAC Event Team - Attend community event & raise awareness for low-cost clinic Volunteer Coordinator - Coordinate volunteers & attend monthly meetings One to One - Joining patient activities and conversing Visiting with them

Comments - Meetings 2nd or 3rd Wed. 10 a.m. to 12 pm - Meetings 2nd or 3rd Wed. 10 a.m. to 12 pm - Meetings 2nd or 3rd Wed. 10 a.m. to 12 pm

- To be determined - Varies

Nail Care

- Filing, polishing & hand massage

Volunteer Escorts

- Accompany residents on HandyDART bus to appointments

- Varies as per appointments - Varies

Outings Plant Care Group Activity Assistant

Gateby Residential Outings Care

- Assist residents on outings / Push wheelchair - Weekday afternoons for visiting - As needed - Water & tend plants in care units & residential rooms - Assist staff with activity programs & encourage residents - Assist residents on outings / Push wheelchair - Varies for visiting




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Call For Free Consultation Today



Exclusive We Now Sell Cabinetry! Montalco Dealer




Certified Management Accountant

Joe Nessman

Corporate, Small Business, Mobile Accounting & Taxes

“All Your Concrete Needs”

Business Management Consulting



You WILL be noticed

Brigitte’s Mobile


and get MORE business


Your Office or Mine! Y BEAT THE RUSH

by placing an ad in this directory

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

Get Your Books Done In Time For Taxes

250-545-0883 250-306-6610

Quality Workmanship & Reasonable Rates

Call Steve: 250.307.8925

or Email:



Specializing in Small Businesses

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 Also Serving Westside Rd

Phone Mike: 306-3499

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


• General Labouring • 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

NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7



For Free Estimate Call Chris:

CELL 250-540-0025 HOME: 250-542-6277

New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan

• 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

308-9783 549-5140


549-0115 Mike Howe 20 yrs. experience

Quality Professional Installations mountridge flooring & tiling See us at our new location • TILING (WALLS & FLOORS)


Over 30 years trained experience





When you don’t want it just coloured...




PAINTING DL Decor & Painting


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

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

Guaranteed & Professional! Free Estimates


B: 503-0681 C: 503-6273


Call for details JACK 250-308-2870

TOP QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP References • All Work Guaranteed Totally Reliable & Friendly Service

Home Terrence John Interiors doesakeovers M

Affordable Quality


Just Add Paint!



Msg. 250-558-4525

Cell: 250-308-1218

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


MOVING THE MAN WITH THE VAN 35 Years Experience • Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries


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

You Belong HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory



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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)

250-542-8368 (Home)






You WILL be noticed and get MORE business





by placing an ad in this directory


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

1-800-88-HAN DY

Nu-Look Homeworks


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

Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences * Landscaping “Framing to Flooring”

Insured * References * Guaranteed

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

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

Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair

Call Len (250)558-5038

Journeyman Carpenter Incorporated, Licensed, WCB, Insured, Quality Guaranteed

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

PROCTER CONSTRUCTION LTD. Certified Registered Builder with New Home Warranty

Foundation, Framing, Finishing and Renovation work

The Hardi Joys

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

- Solving all your Siding Mysteries Exterior Finishing & Renovations


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

Old World Craftsman Renovations • QUALITY • PRICE • SERVICE

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

ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter • Renovations • Remodelling • New Construction


Kevin 250-308-9592

Serving the North Okanagan

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



Mark of Excellence

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


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

Mike 250-938-8133



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

TIM 250-307-8772

Licensed Insured WCB • Seniors Discount

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

Belle Meade • • • •

Developments Ltd.

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


Silver Tip

Industries Ltd.




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


Call Dave at 250-515-1834

Since 1991

ssional Home Maintenance & Repairs Profe - Affordable - Timely Solutions - House Cleaning - Home Improvements & Remodeling -

Gary Burr


Sun Valley Construction

Journeyman Carpenter, Cabinet Maker

- Welding - Custom or Repair - Fabrication - Aluminum



Scott Stuchberry

Phone Dave 250-558-7653


250 550 7900 250-550-7900

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


Bathroom Renovations




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


250-260-3257 •

GUTTERS • Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Soffits • Exterior Painting

( 250 ) 542-4492

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Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condos for Sale


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


Call for private viewing

OLYMPIC tickets for Men’s curling, 8 available, $73 per ticket, Section 208 Row 8 on Feb 20. 1 (250)833-2637 OLYMPIC TICKETS Speed Skating, mens 10,000 metre. gold metal final. 4 tickets- $450ea OBO Women’s Aerials gold metal 2 tickets$200ea OBO (250)938-0673 Queen size Simmons Beauty Rest mattress & boxspring, in excond., $100.250-542-1984. Rollatur Evolution Walker, fold compact for easy storage & transportation $75. (250)547-2314 SATELLITE High Definition upgrade. 8yrs exp. in Salmon Arm. Call Geri (250)804-3449 Sharp Carousel 2, 900watt microwave, exc.cond $65. Captains bed, solid wood, twin, bookshelf & drawers $165 obo. 250-308-2880. Single Futon $35 & Double futons $55, Ikea wood frame $60 gardening hose holder/roller $35 (250)542-2342 Single pedestal double drop leaf table w/2 chairs, exc.cond. $300. 250-541-0782, 250-503-8987. Snapper snowblower model 5230, Savoy serviced. $400. 250-260-8288. *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Treadmill $100. Shuffle board $100. M&F 18spd bike $100 ea. Bike rack, new, $100. (250)558-0613 Trundle bed (*day bed) c/w bedding $400 (250)548-3654 USED Pool table, 4x8, c/w cues $375 obo. 250-549-6005. Walker $175, Bed rail $30, Wheeelchair cushion $50. 250-542-1933.

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 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

Oils, watercolours, prints Values from $80 to $9800

✶ 250-309-3017 ✶

Bell Satellite receivers model #2700. $60. #4100. $75. 250-542-3753. BUILDING 30x40 to reconstruct Truss roof, 2x6 frame plywood walls, Super joist floor $3500 On-Site. 250-309-0977, 250-545-4653. CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & 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. 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.

Kiln Duncan, automatic studio plus, 7200 watts, 2300 F max + extras. $500. Ex cond. 250-540-4272. LIKE new lounge chair $150. Insulated dog house mid-sz $75. 250-542-8670. Must sell almond Maytag Washer & Dryer. $125 (250)503-1984 NEED BUILDING PLANS New home or renovations Call North Okanagan Blue Print 250-558-8791

New 2009 hydraulic dump trailer, 6x10x2’H, 2 3500lb axles & brakes. $5500. 250-545-9014. 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

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15kg - 3 meat ON SPECIAL

BUY 10, GET THE 11TH FREE While quantities last Winter Store Hours: Mon - Sat. 9:00am - 5:00pm


FIR BARK MULCH Shavings & Sawdust

10-90 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES



Misc. Wanted

WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)


4pce wh. marine pearl Taye drums plus hardware, like new, asking $500. (250)542-5132 Basic Rudiments, theory lessons, $11-1/2hr Sarina Parsons. (250)558-4670 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.

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, close to Crown land and fishing lakes. 25min. North of Vernon. Procter Construction (250)549-0660 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.


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Great starter home Free Info Package 2-BDRM totally renovated, close to downtown Vernon. $159,900 (250)826-2284

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501 Bass Avenue • • • •

Extensive landscaping, home new updates Steps to all amenities, schools & beach Swimming, tubing, picnic, hiking, etc. 2630 sq. ft. family home, 3 bdrm, 2 baths on main • Lower level completely finished, lots of storage too

219 Salmon Arm Drive • • • •

Spacious 3 year old rancher Lots of parking too Close to schools and all amenities Custom built, unique floor plan, 3200 sq. ft. • 4 bdrm, 3 baths, media room, suitable



PHONE 250-517-8832 visit: ID#92640 for pics & info

PHONE 250-838-6486 visit: ID#92622 for pics & info



33 Kestrel Place • Awesome location for the “Astute Owner” • Swimming, boating, hiking, peace & serenity • Super family home, 2300 sq. ft. fully finished • 5 bdrms, 3 baths, F/R, media room, very functional home • RV parking, only 12 mins. to all amenities

$494,500 PHONE 250-260-2867 visit: ID#92636 for pics & info

87 Mowat Road 309 Baird Avenue • • • •

Very large yard Steps to all amenities Quiet private neighborhood Lots of great updates - check website • Garage and lots of storage


PHONE 250-838-7330visit: ID#92639 for pics & info

• Flat scenic acreage - farm status • 5 mins. to all amenities • Great 4 level large family home, 2737 sq. ft. • Fully finished, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, games rm, suitable • Dad will love the heated, 220 wired, 12’ ceiling shop • Lots of bonuses with this prime property

$584,900 PHONE 250-838-0117 visit: ID#92629 for pics & info

5874 Hwy. 6 • Fabulous spacious updated home • Mom will “love” the kitchen, tons of cupboards, new appliances • Great bright living room, cozy wood heat • Bamboo hardwood floors, crown mouldings, 4 bdrm, 2 baths • Separate studio, inground solar pool, hot tub, all patio equip. incl.

$519,900 PHONE 250-545-2811 visit: ID#92635 for pics & info

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1150 sq.ft home, 4-bdrm., 1 bath on a beautiful private 2 acres between S/A & Enderby. $309,000. Call for appointment to view 250-838-9698 5 BD 4 Ba Solid East Hill Home swimming pool over 3000 sf $479,900 3906 14th St. 250-542-6525 No Agents

ENDERBY home: room to grow, 1200 sq.ft., Rancher, 3 bdrm, large flat lot, close to Rec. area, Riverwalk and downtown. 250-838-5999. EXCELLENT investment opportunity commercial/residential double lot w/res.&comm. spaces rented long term. 708 Cliff Ave. Enderby. $199,000. Call for appointment to view 250-838-9698 FIND OUT WHAT THE HOME DOWN THE STREET SOLD FOR! Homesellers visit: WWW.HOME-PRICE.CA Was your last Home Inspector blind? Email: for free home buyers report.

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2401 32 Avenue • 2 lots, RM2 zoning • Fantastic “street appeal”, over $150,000 in restoration work • Open concept, spacious new kitchen, high end appliances incl. • 10’ ceilings, original hdwd. floors, leaded windows, hardware • Open concept, lge. rooms, 2100 sq. ft., full unfinished bsmt.

$549,900 PHONE 250-542-5013 visit: ID#92628 for pics & info

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sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/07

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

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Foothills homes with suites Great quality, extra features 5% down, from $933 per mo. 250-549-7258

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Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 #1 PROPERTYGUYS.COM Sell your House/Pay yourself. Hope 250-558-0373. View 1000 homes at CLEAN 4-bdrm + den, 3-bath, garage, lower Middleton Mtn, large fenced yard, exc/view. 2010 Assessment $347,000 Asking $330,000. Call Antonio, RCR Roofing, 250-309-4704 Appt only EAST Hill, prime location, 4-bdrm, new suite, $419,000, (250)542-4401 Thinking of buying or selling? Do you know someone who is? Call Bobby Mitchell with Century 21 and learn how to put money in your pocket! 250 550 4464 WHY RENT when you can Own? Rent to Own 4br house in Vernon’s East Hill. 5K down from $1850/mo. call Chris 250.546.9067

Apt/Condo for Rent


1 &2 bedroom apartments … 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 To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977

Valleyview Apartments 1604 - 31st Street ✔ 40+ ✔ 1, 2 Bedroom & Bachelor Suite ✔ Incl: Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry No Smoking / No Pets

Mobile Homes & Parks


PRE-ESTATE Sale, 14x66 moduline, 8x30 covered deck, 8x14 storage rm, inc. all furniture & appl. Paved prkg & carport, 10x14 shed, wired c/w gardening, woodworking & mechanics tools, 55+ pet friendly park, $87,000. #110 6310 Stickle Rd 250-545-7633

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

Townhouses BRAND new Townhome for sale, 3-bdrm, 2.5-baths in Vernon’s newest “real family community.” 1750sq.ft. priced at $389,900 Call 250-550-0399 to view

Abbotsford 4175308

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260-2268 4210-25th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Your Dog’s Natural Choice


CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801

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

250-549-2770 The CLIFFS 1 bedroom suite



Available immediately


2 bedroom suite

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.

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Westmount Apts 1 & 2 bdrm apartments available. 50+ Senior Building No pets, no smoking, covered parking, elevator, laundry.

250-545-7251 CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801 1 & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)260-1630 1bdrm Feb. 1 $700/mo NS/NP (250)308-7267




250-542-1701 Discover the Secret!

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

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

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

250-542-8989 1BDRM, in bright, clean bldg incl. heat, h/w, elevator, prkg, locker, N/S, N/P, 45, Starting $650 +cable. 250-550-4069 2bdrm, 1bath, close to town & park, pets neg. Feb 1. $950 incl. cable. (250)309-6317 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. 2-bdrm, clean, quiet, recently reno’d, a/c, f/s, dw, close to downtown, $800/mo (250)549-1679 2bdrm, completely reno’d, close to downtown, avail. now or Feb 1. First half month rent Free. $800/mo. 250-826-2284 2 BDRM, laundry, D/W, N/S, N/D, Feb 1st, $900/mo + hydro. 250-545-7644

3BDRM, brand new, by the lake, luxury condo, $14,000 appliance package. 2 designer en suite bathrooms, granite, hardwood, tile, 2 large decks, 2 fireplaces, 2 heated underground parking stales, pool, hot tub, fitness room, n/s, n/p, $1700/mo. 250-545-7465. Adult 55, 2bdrm apt. elevator, covered parking, near Schubert, insuite laundry, ac, avail Jan15. N/P, N/S, $850/mo. +Hydro 250-260-1031. 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 Beautiful reno’d Bella Vista 2bdrm, avail Feb.1. $850/mo +1/4 util. 250-308-1941 Josh BRAND NEW 2Br Condo in downtown Vernon. $1175 Incl. All appl. A/C,wash/dry. Secure heated underground pk. Call Mike 604 584-5080 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 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 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 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


*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

FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C. S/S appl. Laundry H/U $1050 & up. 250-938-4185. NEWLY painted, 2 storey, 3bdrm condo, ns, np, insuite laundry, close to schools & shopping, avail. Feb 1. $900/mo. +util. (250)545-5350 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 Top floor, 2-bdrm, 2-bath, condo w/East facing balcony, centrally location, n/s, n/p, $925/mo (250)275-7497 WHY rent when you can own? 2bdrm renovated condo, close to d/t, total payments $1050. 250-826-2284.

ACREAGE / PETS OK! 2bdrm upper duplex w/f/p, near Walmart $895, $450-D.D. O.A.C 1-888-204-6225 Harwood area, Vernon, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5appl, priv.fenced yard, close to school, NS/NP, very clean, $900. Imm. 250-545-8864. NICE & Cozy Large 3bdrm, easy access, F&S, W&D hookup, fenced yard, fireplace, NP, RR, $800/mo. + util. Senior discount. 250-545-8531

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 2bath, upper, 1200sqft. pets welcome, $1200. util/incl. Spacious 2bdrm bsmn’t suite, pets welcome, $1000. util/incl. 250-540-7695 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 3bdrms top floor, 1.5bath, 5appl, Across from The Morning Star. $1200/mo +util. Avail Feb 1. 250-275-1276, 250-306-4996. 3BDRM upper level, w/deck & view, $1200 . incl/util. Avail Immed. (250)550-4740 4bdrm, 2.5bath, EastHill, close to schools, quiet neighborhood, no thru rd, $1450/mo +util. 250-549-1830. 4-bdrm, 3-bath, f/s, w/d, near school, pets ok, Avail Feb 1 $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 AVAIL Now 3bdrm, 1.5bath. Main floor, $1050, newly painted, n/s, small pet ok, 250-308-4378, 250-938-0852 Clean Updated 2bdrm upper floor, 6appl. ns, np, $1100/mo. 1805 34 St. (250)545-5140

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

Property Management

Property Management

Commercial/ Industrial DOWNTOWN OFFICE LEASE SPACE WITH PARKING. From 860 to 12,500 sq ft. Call Scott Davidson

250-306-2911 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


1000sqft building with level loading dock & large yard, $1000/mo. avail. Feb 1. (250)558-8791 640SQFT of office space available immediately. Front row Alpine Center on Kal Lake rd. Lots of parking. Call 250-558-3001, 250-307-4899. OFFICE space for rent, commercial warehouse & office w/loading dock, can be divided. 250-307-4588 UP to 5000sq.ft. newly reno’d high exposure commercial space for lease. 250-558-1166 WAREHOUSE, office, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 1-250-314-7225, 250-550-4178.

Duplex / 4 Plex 1bdrm & loft, across the street from Okanagan Lake. Laundry incl. $750/mth. 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 suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. Imm, $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, reno’d, F/S, W/D h/u, NS/NP, family oriented. $850/mo. 250-545-8864. 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, util & garbage incl, n/s, n/p, $925/mo, also 2-bdrm, 1-bath $800/mo Feb1(250)547-9297 lumby 3BDRM, 2bath 1/2 duplex on Mission Hill. $1050/mo. NP. 250-545-8443, 250-307-4948. 3bdrm quiet owner neighbors, close to town, ns, np, n/parties, $1000. (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

Homes for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm $700/mo+heat/util, no parties, n/s, pets neg. $400DD Avail Feb 1 250-309-0277. AVAIL. Feb 1, 2bdrm w/addition priv. access to beach, deck, Westside rd. (250)542-0060

Modular Homes Small 2bdrm cottage, newly reno’d, $800 +util. Also 3bdrm trailer $950 +util. Both avail. immed. RR. (250)546-9151

Homes for Rent 4179111 Thor 250-309-1742

• Very nice updated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhome. $1100 • 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, 5 appliances, garage. $1250 • 2 bdrm house, central location, inside renovated. $850 • 2 bdrm in 6plex, great condition, level entry. $800 • 4 bdrm large home on 5 acres, shop, usable land in town. $2000

Check us out!

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 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. LUMBY 3 bdrm, yard fruit trees, req, avail Feb gas included 250-547-6848

carport, large NS, NP, Ref. 1, $1050/mo hydro extra.

*OKANAGAN Lake, main floor 2-bdrm, 2-bath, N/S, N/P, dock $1500/mo incl/util. Avail now, 250-545-1121 OYAMA 1bdrm + OFFICE in orchard, lakeview, A/C, F/P, appl. $750/mo. 403-932-5725 SALMON ARM, Newly reno’’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 TOTALLY RENO’D 3 bd 5 appl huge mstr, fncd yrd, large deck, n/s n/p ref req. Feb 1 $1300/mo+util. 250-275-0665


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

• 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 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 2bd in Winfield. Panoramic lakeview, 1.5bth, 5appl, avail Feb 1., CA, NS, NP, Nchildren, $1100mo incl utils. Call 250-766-1834 2-BDRM, Avail Immed, 900sqft, Salmon River Rd. $950/mo, lower rent after 1yr of lease. (250)833-5573 2BDRM upstairs, nice & clean. $1050/mo +util. 250-503-6034, (250)545-2221


*Houses *Townhouses *Furnished Accommodation *Vernon *Armstrong 3 bd 1 bath ARMSTRONG home $1100+util 2980 Wolfenden incl FS Avail now 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 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 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List

at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

• 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 downtown business.

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



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Suites, Lower

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HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090. RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $60/mo (403)973-3291

Harwood, large clean bright 1bdrm, shared laundry, suits 1 quiet mature prof. n/p, n/s, Mar. 1, $750 util/incl 250-558-5086 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. Large 2 bdrm daylight suite/private entry, gas fireplace, w/d, f/s, util incl., quiet country setting,suitable for a couple, n/s, n/p. $850.Avail March.1 250-546-2702. LARGE bsmn’t suite, 1 plus bdrm located on EastHill. In suite W/D, F/S, util/incl. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1 or 15th. $875. 250-306-4494. MODERN 2 bedroom suite in desirable East Hill neighborhood, no smoking in/out, no pets, $800/mo utilities. Avail immediately. 250-558-5660. NEWER 1bdrm daylight suite in Armstrong, F/S, util/incl. ns, np, suitable for 1, $650/mo. 250-546-9097 Newer large 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’t suite, 6520 Scott Rd. incl/util. $1000. 250-545-4383 ROOMY 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’’t suite, W/D D/W, util/incl, ns, $850/mo. 250-542-0743 Upper level duplex, 3bdrm, 2bath, across from Mission Hill school, n/p, $995/mo. 250-545-7512, evenings.

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.

Suites, Lower

RV Pads

1bdrm $660. Bachelor $560. 35+ building, no pets, F/S, H/water, cable incl. Elevator, coin laundry. 250-549-4220. 1 BDRM apt. Avail Feb 01 $650/month +DD. Ref Avail Immed. Across from Rec center. (250)550-4434 1BDRM, FS, shared laundry, sep/entr. parking, ns, np, $825/mo. all util, cable, internet. (250)550-4536 1BDRM, large bright and clean. Sep/entr. w/d n/s yard and parking. 46Ave Harwood area. $750. 250-545-3813 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, walkout, priv.entrance, n/s, $700/mo 250-549-7450, 250-306-2727. 2BDRM, 1240sqft ground level entry, wood floors, 14x40 covered deck in East Hill, suitable for mature professionals, incl all util, cable, internet, f/s, w/d, must see $1,000/mo Avail. immediately. 250-545-4680. 2BDRM, $650/mo, NP, NS, close to schools, hospital & downtown. 250-542-9403. 2bdrm, Armstrong, f/s, gas f/p, shared laundry & entrance, n/s, n/p, util/incl. $900/mo. 250-546-4161. 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 2BDRM daylight basement suite, in Okanagan Lake View Home. 2min. to Kin Beach, Separate Patio & Entrance, Priv. Laundry, F/S, D/W, N/P, N/S. $875 +1/3 hydro. Incl.wireless internet & cable. 250-542-2902 2-bdrm, East Hill, sep/laundry, util/cable incl, seeking quiet mature person/couple, Avail Feb1, $900/mo (250)558-7992 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 2 BED /1BATH Bright above ground suite. Level entry from large yard, Big laundry room, loads of storage. Near VSS/ Polson park. $1,000/MO includes Hydro & Gas. Pet Neg, Avail FEB 1st 250-309-7749 or 1-778-245-8703

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

ARMSTRONG - 1 bdrm suite on acreage W/D, heated garage, N/P, N/S $750/mth utilities inc. Separate bldg. 250-546-3750

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

250-542-5580 Rooms for Rent Beautiful quiet furnished room all inclusive, ref., DD, n/s, n/p. $500 pm. 250-549-2815.

Shared Accommodation 1-bdrm in apartment $400/mo. inc/util. close to hospital, 1person, (250)542-6084 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 Alexis Park area, 1bdrm, NS, avail. Feb 1, $500/mo. (250)542-0334 Available Feb. 1st. Furnished room in house near Vernon hospital, util incl. $500. Suitable for prof/student. 250-558-5722. Bx area 2bdrm + den & livingroom, kitchen & laundry shared only. $750 + 1/2 util. Avail Feb 1. 250-540-3138. 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. Responsible roommate m/fm, w/d, d/w, cable, wireless, $450 incl/util +sd. 250-540-4272. Room for sublet, short term, to share large house with 1 female + pets, $450/mo. or weekly. Cable, internet & W/D incl. 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.

ARMSTRONG, reno’d 1 or 2bdrm suite, util. internet, cable incl. no dog, mature person or couple, $750-$850. 250-309-0739 Avail. Feb 1, East Hill 1bdrm, priv/entry, F/S, shared laundry, yard & prkg, sm. pet ok, $750. +shared util. 250-545-2806. Avail. immed., 1bdrm, lower, East Hill, quiet neighborhood, suitable for single, $700 incl.util,int, laundry off street parking. (250)550-6288 BEAUTIFUL walk out 2bdrm 1300 sq.ft., BX area, n/s. $1,000/mo. 250-545-5737, 250-558-8342. BRIGHT 1 bd ste priv lndry & entr, storage & prkg n/s n/p ref req Feb 1 $750/mo util incl 250-275-0665 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 GARDOM Lake, 2-bdrm, 1bath, level-entry suite, n/s, n/p, $1000/mo, (250)546-3424 Newer 1bdrm suite, W/D, F/S, sep/entry, ns, single pref. $700 avail. Feb 1. (250)309-0897

Suites, Upper 3505 - 38TH STREET

3 bedroom, 2 bath top floor unit, $1000 plus utilities. No pets / No smoking Call Steve


Lumby/Whitevale Clean 850 sqft 1 bedm/1 bath private suite, stacker laundry, recent reno, $750.00 Mon. Includes Sat. TV & Utilities. Small pet neg, non-smoker, non-partier.

Phone (250)547-6259 or cell (250)308-0938 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 2bdrm, Foothills, $1300 +util & D.D. NS/NP, shared laundry, hottub, Free internet. 250-550-6678. Avail Feb 1. 2-bdrm, incl heat, hot water, No Dogs, $750 250-542-3241, 250-542-9042 2BDRM, util incl, $850 (250)707-0604, 250-801-1060 3BDRM, reno’d, large sunroom overlooking Vernon, W/D, F/S, DW, 1.5bath, elect.heat, NS, cats ok, $1350/mo +util. 250-938-8242. AVAIL. immed. Lg 2bdrm w/loft, Commanage area, w/appl. & shared util. (250)542-0060 LAKESHORE, gorgeous 900sqft 1bdrm, loft suite, priv.road, 5appl, gas f/p, ns, np, $939/mo +1/3util. 250-558-5045.

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

250-545-7411 1985 Nissan Pulsar NX, hatch, auto, 1.6L, good running order, parts car, leaving countrymust sell! $350 OBO 250-545-4366

1991 Acura Integra 2dr, white, 5spd, 250K, sunroof, $2800 obo. (403)618-4907 1999 1/2 Jetta, well cared for, 223 kms. $4200. 250-547-6600. 1999 VW Jetta, very clean, asking $4500. 250-308-2499 2001 Kia Sethia LS 4dr 4cyl, 5spd, loaded, good cond. $2900. (250)308-2225 2001 New Edition 4 motion VW Passat Wagon. Loaded, sunroof, beige leather interior, heated seats, winter & summer tires, 125,000kms. $12,000. 250-542-6902. 2004 Honda Civic, black, 5 spd, 2 dr, Coupe, pwr locks, a/c, Pioneer stereo, great cond., 90,700 kms. $9200. 250-550-8101. 2005 Honda Accord coupe EXL, 57,000kms, exc.cond. New windshield, tires & brakes. Lady driven, Must sell. $17,500 obo. 250-541-0789. ✶ MECHANICS SPECIAL ✶ 1989 HONDA PRELUDE, BLACK, AUTO, P/W, SUNROOF, GOOD BODY, NEEDS SOME WORK, LOW KMS, $1500 OBO. VERNON (250)938-1619

2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6’’ with sliders $1400 (250)275-5014 4- 155/80R13 new on Toyota Tercel Auto Transmission ous other parts for cel. (250)308-8450

winter tires rims, also & numerToyota Ter-

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.

Cars - Domestic 1983 Labaron strong motor 250-549-7015.

Convertible, $500 obo.

Shop from home! 1996 Plymouth Voyager, low miles, good cond. Recent service $1800. 1994 Ford Escort Stationwagen good cond $1700. 250-545-7177, 250-546-6754. 2001 Neon, great cond., snow tires, 2 sets rims, air, 4 disc cd, black, manual. $2400. obo. 250-558-6736


Trucks & Vans

2001 Skidoo 700 Highmark, 151” Track. 1500k’’s! $3500 250-938-5292

2000 Dodge Caravan, 5dr, good cond. P/W, 168,000kms. $3500 obo.250-308-9764 2000 S-10 Chev truck LS 4x4, extended cab with canopy, a/c, 154kms, Meticulously maintained. Have all service records. $7500. Call Kathy 250-545-8742.

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

WANTED: 1989-92 Polaris Indy 500’’s, & any vintage racing snowmobiles. (250)838-6942

Sport Utility Vehicle 2003 TOYOTA RAV4 ‘Chili Edition’ $12,500. Fully loaded, 5-speed, ext. warranty, no GST, 131,000 km. Call 778-475-4414 or

Trucks & Vans 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 4x4, auto, air, good runner, $3450 obo. (250)307-5696 1996 FORD Ranger XLT supercab, 3.0L, auto trans, CD player, new summer tires, winter tires on rims, 179,000 km. excellent condition. $3,850. 250-546-9103 1997 Ford 4x2 F-super duty, 460 5psd, 8x12 flat deck, 42,000K, $8985 obo. (250)308-8450

Off Road Vehicles

1998 Toyota Sienna, 7 pass. 4dr, 6cyl, 1 owner, mint cond. new winter tires, 181K, $7000 obo. 250-542-1907, Vernon.

ATV-UTV CLEARANCE!! Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@ $1499 E-Scooter $689 Buggies, UTV, Plows, Snowblower 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

1999 GMC 2500 4x4, ex-cab, s/b, V8 auto, very good cond. $5900. (250)503-0320

We’re on the net at 2001 FORD F150 4 dr ext cab 2wd 160000k 4.2 ltr V6 exc. truck $6800 obo 250 547 1390 2001 FORD SPORT TRUCK

4x4,auto trans, new tires, grey exterior, black interior, 158,000 kms. $9,999. obo. 250-826-0680. 2001 Ford Windstar, nice shape. $1300. obo 250-307-3497 leave message. 2002 GMC 2500 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, 6L auto, 150K, exc/cond $8,900 (250)306-5362 2004 Ford F150 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, V8auto, good cond $10,000. (250)308-2225 2005 Ford 150 Supercrew, 134kms, looks & runs exc, loaded $12,955. 250-503-1124 2008 CHEVY Silverado,Black V-8 (5.3L) Loaded, All the extras, Warranty Remain. Low KMS- Offers 250-837-2694

Boats 2000 Sea Ray 19.5 bowrider Skitower, stereo, Life jackets, wake boards all there $19,000. offers. 250-550-6993


Recreational/Sale 1990 Dodge Fiesta, F/S, furnace, flush toilet, TV, dash air, cruise, good gas mileage, no rust, awning, $8700. Silver Star RV Park. 250-545-7633 2008 34’’ 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 8’ F/S, furnace, suitable for hunting $500. (250)542-2115 WANTED: USED CAMPER IN GOOD SHAPE FOR IMPORT TRUCK. (250)309-2700


FRIDAY: 12:00 PM CALL 250-550-7900



1998 Polaris 700 RMK, good cond. $1800 obo. 250-558-1992. 2000 Summit 700 Skidoo, 1144kms, 1998 Summit 500 Skidoo, 1550kms. c/w tilt deck trailer. exc/con, All for $7500 (250)260-6012 evenings

2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT, 107kms, 2dr, full load w/leather. $5200 obo. 250-307-4379.

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic ‘07 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT 4X4 ‘05 DODGE DAKOTA EXT. CAB ‘06 JEEP LIBERTY DIESEL 4X4 Quad cab, ¾ ton, loaded, V8 Hemi K101




All options including sunroof

V8 Magnum, auto, A/C, only 51,000 kms








Fully equipped incl. sunroof, only 20,000 kms, balance of factory warranty






4 dr, only 24,000 kms, showroom condition, fully equipped P1887




Well equipped, only 43,000 kms




Auto, cruise, tilt, A/C, Trail Rated


$ P1885

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

Mature executive couple, no kids or pets looking to rent furnished accommodation April 1 for 6 months. Call 1-604 888-5540 (Langley). RETIRED business/professional couple wishes to rent a new/newer house w/3 or more bdrms. Long term lease, NS/NP. References avail. 250-549-3524. RETIRED Lady and her well behaved small dog needing daylight, level entry suite, central location. 250-503-2169, 250-540-1243


Auto Accessories/Parts


Want to Rent

Cars - Sports & Imports

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



32,000 kms, 4-Motion, 1 owner, local, fully equipped


4 dr, A/C, tilt, cruise, p. locks, p. windows

5 speed, p. windows, p. locks, A/C, keyless entry 0 MPG OVER 6


Royal Volkswagen Under New Ownership





5 speed, heated seats sunroof, VW certified, 2 year or 40,000 kms warranty




‘06 VW JETTA 2.5 L




Well Equipped Standard, 1 owner, local 3925A



Highway 97N., Vernon

250-545-2358 1-800-661-8553

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Legal Notices 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 notified 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 floor, 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 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Re: ANN KINESHANKO, PARKVIEW PLACE 707- 3RD AVE. ENDERBY BC V0E 1V0. Notice is hereby given that creditors & others having claim against the estate of the above deceased are hereby req. to send them to the undersigned executor, c/o Mavis Kineshanko, 3542 East Vernon Rd. Vernon BC V1B 3H8, on or before the 24th day of Feb. 2010. After which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mavis Kineshanko, 3542 East Vernon Rd. Vernon BC V1B 3H8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS RE: The estate of CHRISTINA GAIL LEHN OF 6047 TRONSON RD, VERNON, BC. Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claim against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned administrator, c/o Margaret Cousins of 34 Willow Point, Drumheller, AB, T0J-OY5, on or before the 21st day of, February, 2010. After which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. MARGARET COUSINS, ADMINISTRATOR

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS RE: The estate of MILES RICHARD LEHN OF 6047 TRONSON ROAD, VERNON, BC. Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claim against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned administrator, c/o Margaret Cousins of 34 Willow Point, Drumheller, AB, TOJ-0Y5, on or before the 21st day of, February, 2010. After which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. MARGARET COUSINS, ADMINISTRATOR.

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City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER EXTRUDED CONCRETE CURBS & SIDEWALKS Tender # PW-10-11 Sealed Tenders marked “TENDER #PW-10-11 EXTRUDED CONCRETE CURBS & SIDEWALKS” will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent – Operation Services Yard Office, 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 for the following work: The work involves Machine Extruded Concrete Curb and Gutter and the preparation, forming, finishing of larger concrete sidewalks installations. Further information, Tender Forms and Specifications may be obtained from, or the office of the Purchasing Agent between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Tenders will be opened publicly immediately after the closing hour, at the Operations Yard Office at which time interested parties may be present if so desired. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Tenders and to accept the Tender in total or in part, or to accept the Tender which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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#Limited time lease offers based on new 2010 Honda models. Lease examples based on new 2010 Civic DX-A Sedan, model FA1E2AE4X / 2010 Civic DX-G Sedan, model FA1E4AEX / 2010 Civic Sport Sedan, model FA1E6AJX / 2010 Accord LX Sedan Automatic, model CP2F3AE available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. £1.9% / 1.9% / 1.9% / 1.9% lease APR for 24 / 24 / 24 / 24 months. Monthly payment is $234 / $262 / $300 / $398 with $2,157.23 / $2,134.09 / $2,840.81 / $2,786.22 down payment or equivalent trade, $1,395 / $1,395 / $1,395 / $1,550 freight and PDI, environmental fees, first monthly payment and $0 / $0 / $0 / $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $8,846.02 / $9,132.58 / $11,385.71 / $13,958.81. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 48,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. †Limited time financing offers based on new 2010 Honda models. Finance example based on new 2010 Civic DX-A Sedan, model FA1E2AE4X available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. ‡MSRP is $18,685 (includes $1,395 freight and PDI) financed at 1.9% equals $534.37 per month for 36 months. Cost of borrowing is $552.36 for a total obligation of $19,237.36. Taxes, license, insurance, environmental fees and registration are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. ¥Prices lowered by $500 on all new 2010 Accord 4-cylinder models; by $1,000 on all new 2010 Accord V6 models; by $1,000 on all new 2010 Civic models except Hybrid; by $1,500 on all new 2010 CR-V models. #/£/†Offers valid from January 5th, 2010 through January 31st, 2010 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. See your Honda retailer for full details.

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PHONE:______________________________________________ $50 cash will be given to the contestant who picks the most winners/losers. In the case of a tie, the person who guesses closest to the total points scored in the Saturday night tie breaker game wins. If still a tie, prize money will be split. All entrants must use the official entry form on this page. Limit 3 entries per family. Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. REMEMBER: ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THE NAME OF THE ADVERTISER FOR BOTH THE WINNING AND LOSING TEAMS. ENTRIES CONTAINING TEAM NAMES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Mail or bring your entry to The Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P5, or fax us at 558-3468 before 5pm, Friday, January 29/10.

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Erin Marie Nogue and Michael Andrew Smith

John and Linda Ensing, along with Ath Ouch and Loeung Chum, would like to congratulate their children, Steve Ensing and Malim Ouch, on their marriage Oct. 3, 2009. Friends and family joined them for a wonderful wedding celebration and wish them all the best. Malim and Steve continue to live in Vernon and are both in third-year studies at UBC Okanagan.

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Chantelle Winship and Rylan Procyk

Winship-Procyk Chris and Paulette Winship and Tony and Tracy Procyk are thrilled to announce the marriage of their children, Chantelle and Rylan, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Armstrong Sept. 26, 2009. Attending Chantelle was maid of honour Kaylee Peacock, and bridesmaids Stephanie Hay, Melissa Thompson and Samantha Holt. Groom's attendants were best man Logan Owen, and groomsmen Bryce Procyk, Brian Kiesenwetter and Gerald Matvenko. Many family and friends joined in on this wonderful occasion. The happy couple lives in Armstrong and everyone wishes them a life of happiness.

God has led two lives to take one path. Having met on the mission field in Nicaragua, they hope to return to mission work in the near future. Erin Marie Nogue, daughter of Denis and Eileen Nogue of Coldstream, B.C., was married to Michael Andrew Smith, son of Steve and DeAnne Smith of Appleton, Wisconsin, Aug. 10, 2009 on the beautiful shores of Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas. The bride was attended by Leah Nogue, Kaitlyn Smith and Katie Nogue; the groom was attended by Ryan Smith, Jeremy Nogue and Caleb Smith. The happy couple now lives in Appleton.

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Wayne Zahara and Amy Auline

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Auline-Zahara Amy Auline, daughter of Dave and Pauline Auline, and Wayne Zahara, son of Ed and Colleen Zahara, were joined in marriage Sept. 12, 2009, near the water at Paddlewheel Hall, with reception following inside the hall. The couple honeymooned in Mexico and now lives in Vernon.

A dream comes trueâ&#x20AC;ŚThe families of Carol Markstrom and Henry Ypma are delighted to announce their marriage July 10, 2009. The wedding was the blending of two mature families. All of Carol and Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children (Tora Markstrom, Kristian Markstrom, Haley {Ypma} Henderson, Greg Ypma and Scott Ypma) witnessed their parents' vows. The wedding took place at Paddlewheel Park Hall in Vernon on a gorgeous sunny day. Kristian Markstrom walked his mother down the aisle and during the banquet delivered a unique speech, ending with a toast, to the newlyweds. Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Anne Pineau, traveled from Manitoba to assist with completion of the wedding dress. Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Robert Morris of Singapore, was master of ceremonies. A highlight of the evening was Henry playing the drums along with Cathy Ann Wells, Lester Copeland, and their band. Special thanks to Pastor Joshuah Langner for conducting a heartfelt ceremony on H and Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding day.












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Doug and Rene Venhuizen and Leonard and Monica Douma are delighted to announce the marriage of their children, Courtney and Gregg, July 4 2009 in Coldstream, followed by the reception at Vernon Golf and Country Club. The newlyweds are happily settled in their new home in Vernon.

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Vernon Morning Star Sun., Jan. 24, 2010