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Nothing like being woken out of a sound sleep by a truck ramming into your house. A Vernon couple experienced that frightening scenario Sunday, after a stolen Dodge truck crashed into the front of their East Hill home shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. “We were asleep and the next thing you know, there’s a truck hitting the house,” said Finn Thoresen, who shares the house with his wife, Stephania. “We were sleeping two bedrooms over from where he hit. He did quite a bit of damage, and a lot of structural damage, too.” The truck, which police confirmed had been stolen out of Kamloops in December, struck the house with such impact that a structural engineer was brought in Monday to determine when the truck could be removed from the scene. A piece of concrete was dislodged inside

the home and caused considerable damage to the rear of the Thoresen home as a result of the crash. Vernon RCMP report the incident actually began in the north end of the city at 2:30 a.m., when a North Okanagan Traffic Services member working the area of 48th Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road noticed a black Dodge truck being driven erratically. “The vehicle was pulled over,” explained Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. “The licence plate was checked and it was registered to a white Ford truck. When our officer asked the male driver for the truck’s registration papers, the driver sped off.” Rather than risk a high-speed pursuit through a highly populated area of the city, the officer did not chase the truck. Instead, he put out a bulletin over the police radio giving a description of the vehicle.

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A truck stolen out of Kamloops ended up running into the side of this East Hill home shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. The elderly couple inside the home were shaken up by the incident, but not injured. The driver of the truck fled the scene, and is still being sought by RCMP. but left behind a dog in the vehicle. The animal is now in the care of Vernon animal control. “I didn’t see the driver, he was gone by the time I got out there,” said Thoresen. “The truck was running so I reached in and turned it off.” The only descrip-

A general duty Vernon RCMP officer spotted the truck going fast near the roundabout at Pleasant Valley Road and 32nd Avenue. The officer followed the truck and, minutes later, discovered the vehicle embedded in the Thoresen’s home. The driver took off

tion the police have of the suspect is that he’s a man, and believed to be in his 40s. For the Thoresens, it’s the second time in 40 years they’re home has been hit by a vehicle. The other time occurred in 1978. Another vehicle came close a couple of years ago, missing the home

by six inches, flying over the driveway, striking a walnut tree, spinning around and removing a hedge. Still, it’s not enough to get Thoresen to leave, even with severe structural damage to the home, and is not contemplating moving. “I’m going to sleep

here,” he said. “There’s heat and lots of stuff here. I don’t like that but I don’t give a damn at this point. “I’m going to be 81. Why would I move?” Vernon RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident. The Thoresens were uninjured in the crash.

Mother, child suffer injuries in blaze Jubilee Hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation. As of press time, the mother and the 18-month-old child remained in hospital. The blaze was contained to a bedroom, but the unit did suffer smoke and heat damage throughout.

“The cause has been established; however, it is not being released at this time as they continue to speak to witnesses, and piece together what happened,” said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk, who added police and fire investigators are continuing to investigate the incident.

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A jail bird (above) tries to blend in with the crowd, but is caught by a Gizeh Shriners Keystone Kop. Musicians with the Vancouver Traveling Band (below, right) march in unison while members of the Vernon Punjabi Heritage Society (below) dance their way down 27th Street.

Twins Taylor (above, front) and Laurynn Davidson, three, wait for the Vernon Winter Carnival parade to start Saturday. The Morning Star (below) snaps to attention with its lawn chair drill team.

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Tolko proceeds with logging RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Logging is moving ahead on the west side of Okanagan Lake. On Monday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge approved Tolko Industries’ plans for archeological work prior to harvesting eight blocks of trees at Browns Creek. “We will be acting on the plan quickly to take advantage of the further protection winter conditions provide and to Fabian Alexis address the heightening need for cost-effective logs to sustain Armstrong sawmill’s operation,” said Mark Tamas, Tolko’s woodlands manager, in a release. “We will provide the Okanagan Indian Band opportunities to participate as we work through the archaeological assessment process.”

Browns Creek has been at the centre of a dispute between the Vernon-based company and the ONA. Members of the ONA established camps at Browns Creek in October to gather archeological evidence but to also prevent logging from occurring. According to Tolko, logging is required to deal with the pine beetle infestation and to proceed with reforestation. The Vancouver-based judge ruled in mid-January that the ONA cannot interfere with Tolko’s timber harvesting operation. Okanagan Indian Band officials say Tolko’s archeological plan will be followed closely. “It’s subject to some modifications and the Okanagan Indian band and the Okanagan Nation Alliance will participate in any modifications to the archeological overview assessment,” said Chief Fabian Alexis. “I’m disappointed the Supreme Court did not appreciate the importance of our argument, that being the trail mapping aspect.”

Boil water alert remains in Lavington RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A boil water advisory remains in place for Lavington residents. The North Okanagan Regional District is encouraging residents east of Murphy Road, at Highway 6, to remain vigilante when it comes to boiling. “We’re being very cautious and public health is our highest objective,” said Al Cotsworth, utility general manager. The Antwerp Springs well source was shut down Jan. 13 after contamination was discovered. Since then, residents have been switched from the Antwerp Springs ground well to the Duteau

Creek source. “Samples taken since Jan. 15 all come back clear and indicates the actions taken have cleared out the system,” said Cotsworth. Bacteriological samples are still being taken in water lines and in homes. “We have to touch base with the Interior Health Authority and it will be up to them to decide if they have enough information to move to the next step,” said Renee Clark, water quality senior technologist. No immediate decision will be made on lifting the boil water advisory. “There’s a slim chance that it could happen Friday but that’s not definite,” said Cotsworth.

Police locate stolen vehicle and jewelry ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A Nakusp man is facing criminal charges after an incident involving a stolen vehicle Saturday in the North Okanagan. RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services were working on Highway 6, about 18 kilometres east of Lumby Saturday at noon, when they noticed a westbound Kia Sportage travelling at an excessive rate of speed. “The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and, several kilometres later, the vehicle pulled over,” said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. “The driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran down the embankment toward the Shuswap River.” Police dog services were called to the scene to try and track the suspect, who was found by RCMP a short distance away trying to hitch a ride from a passing motorist. In the vehicle, which

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Ranking of schools draws harsh criticism Vernon Christian principal, says the report A contentious study card doesn’t reflect stands accused of the evolving makeup ignoring the realities of of classes from year to schools and year. misleading “It’s a onethe public. test deal which The Fraser is kind of Institute has shaky,” he said, released its adding that the annual report demographic card on B.C. sample used elementaby the Fraser ry schools, Institute is Cummings i n c l u d questionable. ing those “ T h e y in Vernon, are looking Coldstream and Lumby. at individual schools “It takes a where the small piece of classes can be infor mation so small.” and then ranks Simpson schools,” said says the Bev Rundell, report card Vernon School is just one of District supera number of intendent. indicators to Rundell “It ignores look at when all of the other it comes to aspects of student perlearning and the won- formance. derful things that go on “We may notice that in schools.” literacy is down and we The report card is say, ‘I wonder why that based on the provin- is?’” he said. cial Foundation Skills Of Vernon district Assessment which tests schools, the lowest Grade 4 and 7 stu- ranked was Alexis Park dents on reading, writ- at 873. ing and numeracy. The “All of the work we latest results are from do to move our kids 2008/09. forward is damaged by It also shows the publishing the results,” number of students in said principal Jennifer a class, the percentage Gardner. of English as a second According to language students at a Gardner, her school has school, the percentage a high transiency rate. of special needs stu“They’re not meadents and the average suring the same kids income of families at from year to year,” she the school. said. “To compare a school “The FSA results with low socio-eco- are not very meaningnomic issues to a school ful. But, I can tell you in West Vancouver is where every student in unfair,” said Rundell. my school is achievFor the Vernon area, ing in reading, writing the highest ranked and math at least three was Vernon Christian times a year – after School, an independent every term.” school, at 159 out of Gardner also points 876 schools across B.C. out that some of her Larry Simpson, students come from

low-income homes and they face significant challenges in their lives. “We have to make sure they have clean clothes and are fed before we get to the academics,” she said. The Vernon Teachers Association has long been a critic of the Fraser Institute’s study. “A school can be ranked high one year and low the next year, and it’s the same teacher involved,” said president Bruce Cummings. “It shows the ranking system is flawed.” Cummings also says the results are based on one single test, the FSAs are done mid-year when a lot of curriculum hasn’t been covered yet, academics like science and social studies aren’t included and student participation rates for the FSA have been declining. “A good school is one that supports all learners, helps kids develop critical thinking skills, and has thriving arts and sports programs. A good school

is much more than the results of one test,” said Cummings. Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid defends the Foundation Skills Assessment. “The FSA provides important data so we can find out if student achievement is improving over time,” she said in an open letter to parents. “We know there is a very strong correlation between a child’s FSA scores and their future success in completing school. In other words, the earlier we discover a student may be struggling, the faster teachers and principals can intervene to help them.” Officials with the Fraser Institute believe the report card provides parents and teachers with critical information. “It can be used as the basis for discussion between parents and the people at school about the state of the school,” said Peter Cowley, director of school per-

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Institute fights off attacks on report card RICHARD ROLKE

based on the provincial Foundation Skills The ranking of B.C. Assessment which tests schools is being defend- Grade 4 and 7 students ed despite educators on reading, writing and giving it a failing grade. numeracy. The latest The Vancouver- results are for 2008/09. based Fraser Institute Cooper says many has released students don’t its annual write the report card FSA and that on elemenundermines tary schools, the usefulness including of the results. those in “We use a the North lot of teachOkanaganer year-end Shuswap Peter Cowley assessments. S c h o o l We track indiDistrict. vidual kids Peter Cowley, the and classes,” he said. institute’s director of “There’s validity to school performance tests and testing kids. studies, believes the But what hurts it is peoreport card provides ple get frustrated and important information demoralized over how to parents. they’re used. I work “If they have the with amazing teachers capacity to choose and I know in my heart, between schools, this they do great work.” gives them one set of The highest ranked information on how school in the North the school is doing with Okanagan-Shuswap was academics,” he said. King’s Christian, a priCowley also says the data allows parents vate facility in Salmon and teachers to pursue Arm, at 176. Doug Pearson, North improvements in variO k anagan-Shuswap ous subjects and to folSchool District superinlow best practises. tendent, doesn’t considBut widespread opposition is coming er the Fraser Institute’s data relevant and says from educators. “I don’t look at it performance indicators because the methodol- on all grades and subogy is not very good,” jects are used instead. “We can compare said Carl Cooper, prinour own schools and cipal of Enderby’s M.V. Beattie Elementary, appropriate resources which was ranked 871 where they’re needed,” out of 876 schools he said. Pearson is also conacross the province. “Some years we’ve cerned that rankings can negatively impact been near the top.” The report card is moral at schools and Morning Star Staff

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not be a source of indepth information on individual students. “The FSAs test material for the entire school year, much of which has not yet been covered as the child only has attended half the year,” she said. “The tests do not help teachers teach or students learn. They are not used for report cards or to diagnose learning problems. And the results are not used

to determine which schools may need extra resources.” Bennett is also upset that Black Press is publishing the Fraser Institute report in its newspapers, including The Morning Star. “Clearly their interest appears to lie in selling papers as opposed to supporting the public education system in B.C.,” she said. While the report card is limited only to read-

ing, writing and math, Cowley insists educators could expand that focus to other subjects. “For every area of work you believe schools do, how do you know you’re doing a good job? If they say it’s not measurable, they’re not trying hard enough,” he said. Critics have suggested the report card ignores the challenges facing underprivileged children, but Cowley

says schools are supposed to treat all students with the same skills. “Are people in the system saying they can’t effectively teach the poor?” he said. “How is it that the public education system has given up on people who don’t have enough to eat at home?” See A17 for local results from the Fraser Institute’s annual report card

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ests are one of the few ways teachers and parents have to tell how a student is doing in a particular subject. But we should always keep in mind that exams only capture a moment in time and holes can always be poked in the methodology. That’s why I haven’t lost a lot of sleep over the Foundation Skills Assessment. My kids have written it and I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with measuring their reading, writing and math skills as long as I understand that the FSA is just but one tool to do so. But where I have a Richard Rolke problem with the FSAs is with how their findings have been twisted. For the last few years, the right-wing Fraser Institute has made a big production over its annual report card — a ranking of schools based on FSA results. Fraser Institute officials claim such a report card provides parents with critical information about today’s education system and encourages teachers to see if improvements can be made. But that’s a lot to expect from one little test that only covers three subjects. And while writing, reading and math are critical building blocks for any elementary student, they aren’t the be-all and end-all. There is so much more to our schools, whether it’s science, socials, art or athletics. Perhaps the most important thing kids learn is how to get along with others, but socialization isn’t on any test. My other problem with the report card is it lumps public schools together with their private counterparts. Yes they all have to follow the basic curriculum, but private schools — based on the fact that parents must pay tuition — generally don’t cover the full spectrum of society. Teachers aren’t usually faced with children who don’t have enough to eat. Students with special needs may not be overly present. Based on all of this, it’s not fair to rank them on a single list. It’s not a level playing field. When it comes to claims of the report card fostering elitism, Fraser Institute director Peter

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Cowley says, “Are people in the system saying they can’t effectively teach the poor?” That’s simply rhetoric because unlike some affluent schools where social concerns are only found in newspapers, other schools have to expand their focus beyond academics to also provide basic needs a child may not get at home. The urge to improve students’ skills — no matter their financial background — remains firm. My greatest concern with the report card, though, is the rankings will be misinterpreted. Will the public actually take the time to read the methodology or will they simply look at the numbers and decide that the school at the top is the best and the one at the bottom is at the worst? Do they have any personal knowledge of schools to make an informed decision? My fear is that ranking schools will only fuel public misconceptions and demoralize those who are doing so much to help our children. So you may ask why does this paper publish the results, and certainly that question has been raised by North Okanagan-Shuswap Teachers Association president Lynda Bennett. She says our “interest appears to lie in selling papers as opposed to supporting the public education system.” It’s funny how Bennett wants everyone to respect the full spectrum of a school, but she negates the broad activities of a newspaper. No where does she mention the countless articles that are done on special programs, the arts and sports in schools. There is no reference to the editorials protesting cuts to education. Running the Fraser Institute report card is not an endorsement of its findings, but a fulfilment of a basic part of a newspaper’s mandate — providing information and fostering open debate on both sides of an issue. Free thought is something educators should be encouraging. I have been in virtually every school in the region at some point and they have all impressed me, and particularly those at the bottom of the report card. The compassion for children in difficult circumstances is overwhelming, and that’s something that can never be ranked. But the games played by the Fraser Institute and the unions certainly deserve a failing grade.

The free pass is over. “Now, if you’re caught text messaging or using a cell phone while driving, it’s going to cost you,” said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. The legislation actually came into effect Jan. 1 but police departments in B.C. were only handing out warnings for the first month of the year to give drivers time to adjust to the new law. That time has passed. So today if you’re caught talking on a cell phone while driving it will cost you $167. And if you happened to be caught text messaging, it’s the same fine but also three points on your driver’s license. If you happen to be a new driver it gets even worse as you could lose your driver’s license or time could be added to your graduated licensing program. The price of the fine could be argued: how do they come up with $167 exactly? However, the message is loud and clear and it’s a good one. B.C. won’t tolerate distracted drivers. You can use a hands-free device, yes, but it doesn’t take a scientific study to convince us that texting while driving is foolhardy and can cause accidents that claim innocent victims. And juggling a cell phone can be just as dangerous. Police say they won’t be specifically targeting cell phone users but will be keeping an eye out during traffic enforcement, roadside checks and seatbelt campaigns. It’s for real folks so we might as well get used to it both for safety sake and to save ourselves a hit to the pocketbook. Ultimately it makes for safer streets and highways in B.C.


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e: Pesticide bylaw drives debate/A balancing act, by Richard Rolke, both published in The Morning Star on Jan. 12. I am an honourary Canadian observer on the U.S. Pesticide Working Group. Coun. Jack Gilroy ought to be aware than when his neighbour sprays his lawn with toxic chemicals, they don't stay put, but penetrate into his yard, and may end up on public property such as a nearby stream. On the other hand, Mayor Wayne Lippert seems unaware that in Canada there are about 150 municipal bylaws in force, with two provinces – Quebec and Ontario – implementing provincewide bans. There is no need for the City of Vernon to reinvent the wheel. Bans are necessary because education by itself doesn't work. Pesticides are toxic whether

applied correctly or incorrectly. "Incorrect" application affects only the applicator. I happen to have two grandchildren playing soccer regularly on Ottawa's unsprayed sports fields for at least five years. They have yet to trip on a dandelion. As to broadleafed plants, such as dandelions, attracting bees which could sting a

COMMENTS DEMEAN I was absolutely appalled to read MP Colin Mayes’ comments regarding Prime Minister Harper’s decision to prorogue Parliament. Although not totally opposed to prorogation of Parliament, I find Mr. Mayes’ comments about local residents particularly offensive. He is quoted as saying “Most of them don’t even know about it. People don’t pay attention to the national media. They pay attention more to what’s written locally.” Gosh darn, golly, gee, we must be a bunch of small-town hillbilly hicks. If Mr. Mayes is prepared to make these kind of demeaning comments about local voters to the public media, why doesn’t he tell us what he really thinks of us? It is obvious that Mr. Mayes is completely out of touch with local constituents if that is his perception of local public interest in national politics. Perhaps, when the next election rolls around, Mr. Mayes may find that the local yokels pay much more attention to national politics than he would like to believe. He certainly hasn’t demonstrated any reason for me to continue to vote for him. Ken Lungle ADDRESSING ISSUES I feel I must address a number of issues that

child that is allergic to them, this is ridiculous. At any rate, better stung by bees than poisoned by pesticides. Pesticides do aggravate asthma and are not a remedy for this or that disease! On the contrary, pesticides (specially herbicides) have been linked to cancer, diabetes, impaired child development, Parkinson's, as

were raised in letters to the editor in The Morning Star in the past weeks. First, I must concur with Cork McMechan's letter regarding tax increases. His letter referred to high business property taxes. I believe the same applies to Coldstream residential property taxes. It would appear that Coldstream has very few businesses to even tax. It also seems that they're not very interested in allowing businesses to locate in Coldstream. If there were more businesses to tax in Coldstream, would this not lesson some of the burden on residential property taxes? It is my understanding that the City of Vernon is actually searching out new businesses to establish themselves in Vernon. Why isn't Coldstream doing the same? Secondly, in The Morning Star Dec. 16, Coun. Pat Cochrane was quoted as saying, "past councils have simply operated without ever increasing taxes." This is absolutely not true. I have resided in Coldstream for more than 10 years and have consistently had tax increases. In fact, in 2008, my Coldstream property taxes increased by 11 per cent and over the past 10 years, my taxes have gone up by a whopping 53 per cent. I do agree with Mayor Lippert's statement, in The Morning Star, that there are too many taxing

well as immunological and reproductive harms. And no one has to have dandelions. I don't have them. Though I live in a condominium townhouse, I have a very large lawn unsprayed for many years. The tiny dandelions that appear on it from time to time can be pulled out literally in a few seconds. There is nothing arbitrary about cosmetic pesticide bans. They make a lot of sense and with insignificant exceptions both homeowners and businesses do comply with them throughout Ontario and Quebec. Why should B.C. be different? It is misleading to suggest that pesticides "have gone through considerable testing by government agencies!" Not true. Government agencies do not test pesticides. Industry does and is very selective as to what data is submitted to Health Canada. K. Jean Cottam, PHD

authorities in the North Okanagan district. Out of the total property tax I pay in Coldstream, only 25 per cent of it goes directly to Coldstream municipality. The other 75 per cent is directed to education, NORD, Greater Vernon Services, library, hospital, etc. I wonder if Coldstream residents realize that of this 75 per cent, all the services are located in Vernon. The library situation is another fiasco, as their attitude seems to be, "who cares. If we can't get what we want, we'll just increase taxes." I have to wonder, with the technology that is available online these days, how much the library is even used anymore. Also, I just don't understand the water and sewer billing process in Coldstream. I just received my bill for this service and the water consumption was $82 versus sewer usage of $161. How can sewer charges cost twice as much as water usage? How is this possible? So far, after a couple of trips to the municipal hall, no one has been able to explain this to me. Yet we all continue to pay our water bills without questioning this? Arthur Klukas

MP WRONG Colin Mayes has his head in the sand regarding climate change. The MP is a denier and wrong on the science. He is also wrong that Vernon residents are ignorant of and not interested in national news, only what happens locally. Hopefully the results of the next federal election will have Mr. Mayes wondering "what happened locally" when he is no longer the MP for this area. Ellen Simpson

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Agricultural program moves JUDIE STEEVES Black Press

With an apple packing line beating time in the background, provincial and federal agriculture ministers announced Friday that one of the safety net programs that helps to even out farm income in poor years has been moved to Steve Thomson the Okanagan for B.C. farmers. The AgriStability program has been

transferred from Winnipeg to Kelowna where it’s hoped the needs of farmers in this province will be better understood. In making the announcement, provincial minister Steve Thomson noted the equipment at the Okanagan North Growers’ Co-op in Winfield, now part of the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative, was not shut down in order to reduce the noise for sake of politicians’ and reporters. “This is all about economic activity, and it should be left going,” he commented. With the 200 agricultural commodity groups in B.C., the move of the program

College holds fundraiser Morning Star Staff

The Kalamalka Campus Student Association is rallying with a fundraiser barbecue to help the granddaughter of a staff member. Meadow Lothian, three-months, is the granddaugher of Margaret Evans and daughter of Madison Reynolds and Manny Lothian. She was born with a rare pituitary condition, panhypopituitarism, that requires that she have hormone shots every day for the rest of her life. “They are going to have so many extra medical expenses with travel for check ups to Kelowna and Vancouver.

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This is an extremely rare condition that happens once in 100,000 people and there is very little awareness of it. We want to do what we can to help,” said Mayling Fennell, president of the association. “Meadow is a beautiful, happy baby and if she can get the treatment, she can grow and lead a normal life. It’s really difficult for the parents having to give the baby a needle every day and regulate her milk intake.” The fundraiser barbecue takes place Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Kalamalka campus of Okanagan College.

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The boat launch at Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park has been closed. The Central Okanagan Regional District decided to close the launch in Lake Country because one of the concrete pads is broken and there is exposed rebar. “It’s not safe for use,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator. “Until environmental approvals are received and the repairs are complete, people with smaller boats and trailers may choose to use the area to the south of the closed boat launch. Because of the low lake water level anyone with a large boat should not use the safe harbour to launch.” An alternative launch site for large boats is at Coral Beach in Carr’s Landing.

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Aboriginal students aren’t graduating at the same rate as non-aboriginals in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. Superintendent Doug Pearson said although the school district’s numbers are better than the provincial average, there is still a gap in graduation rates for aboriginal students. Pearson said just over 78 per cent of students in the district get a high school diploma while the aboriginal graduation rate is 54.9 per cent. The provincial average is 47 per cent. Pearson said the district will work to level the achievement playing field. As for the boy/girl learning gaps, Pearson said girls have a couple of advantages. “It’s predominantly, I guess, caused by the fact the strategy used in the school system favours girls’ learning styles more than the boys’. And we also have the situation where the boys are not as motivated by the actual outcome.” In an effort to address the gap between the two, Pearson said they will develop strategies to help solve the problem. Pearson said boys do excel in career programs because it’s more a hands-on approach. In his report Pearson said the career programs are a “vehicle for student success” because it keeps students in school who might otherwise have dropped out. In his report Pearson pointed out one trend of concern was the drop in graduation rates. The district hired consultant Peggy Wellwood to investigate. In the report Pearson said while they thought one explanation might be the schools’ educational practices, he said “we would find this outcome to be very surprising” as middle schools and high schools have many programs to keep students in school. Wellwood found a few possible explanations.

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Cheyenne Scott Bullerwell (clockwise from front), Hannah Rea, Taylor Martin and Savannah Jodoin of the House of Dwarfs Daycare and Preschool walk downtown with their teachers and friends raising awareness and collecting donations for Haiti.

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Vernon’s cultural scene is getting a financial boost. Legacies Now, in partnership with the provincial government, is providing $4,000 for the Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Riot on the Roof. “Riot on the Roof will be a public event suitable for all ages

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Alexis Park [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 15.4 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $40,300: -3.8 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.60 -0.04 -0.36 Writing 472 500 473 Numeracy -0.51 -0.01 -0.05 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.52 -0.55 -0.63 Writing 483 431 433 Numeracy -0.64 -0.57 -0.69 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.08 F 0.35 F 0.72 Numeracy M 0.28 M 0.01 F 0.07 Below expectations (%) 35.5 30.4 38.4 Tests not written (%) n/a 5.1 5.3 Overall rating out of 10 2.4 4.0 2.8

Gr 4 Enrollment: 21 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 873/876 787/795 2008 2009 Trend 429 455 — 495 400 — 398 404 — 403 412 — 438 402 — 393 442 — M 12 F 128 — F 26 F 31 — 51.1 46.7 — 6.6 17.1 n/a 2.3 1.4 —

J W Inglis [Public] †† ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 7.7 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $32,500: 1.0 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading n/a n/a n/a Writing n/a n/a n/a Numeracy n/a n/a n/a Gr 7 avg score: Reading n/a n/a n/a Writing n/a n/a n/a Numeracy n/a n/a n/a Gr 7 gender gap: Reading n/a n/a n/a Numeracy n/a n/a n/a Below expectations (%) n/a n/a n/a Tests not written (%) n/a n/a n/a Overall rating out of 10 n/a n/a n/a

Gr 4 Enrollment: 47 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 418/876 n/a 2008 2009 Trend n/a 469 n/a n/a 590 n/a n/a 506 n/a n/a 468 n/a n/a 564 n/a n/a 444 n/a n/a M 14 n/a n/a M 31 n/a n/a 19.6 n/a n/a 11.7 n/a n/a 6.0 n/a

Mission Hill [Public] ESL (%): 13.4 Special needs (%): 9.9 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $43,200: -0.6 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.07 -0.12 -0.23 Writing 572 498 507 Numeracy 0.30 -0.16 0.23 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.02 -0.23 -0.56 Writing 506 493 502 Numeracy 0.64 0.15 -0.06 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.53 M 0.37 M 0.22 Numeracy M 0.43 M 0.58 M 0.57 Below expectations (%) 11.5 19.6 19.0 Tests not written (%) n/a 6.2 0.0 Overall rating out of 10 6.5 4.8 5.5

Gr 4 Enrollment: 45 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 655/876 560/795 2008 2009 Trend 445 478 — 578 554 — 445 492 — 476 465 — 557 494 — 461 426 q M 15 F 36 — M 13 M 18 — 31.8 31.0 q 9.5 16.3 n/a 5.0 4.7 —

Armstrong [Public] †† ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 6.3 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $62,800: -0.2 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.05 0.10 -0.35 Writing 517 504 534 Numeracy -0.35 -0.23 -0.45 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.02 0.34 -0.11 Writing 507 510 510 Numeracy 0.29 0.20 -0.26 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.45 F 0.13 F 0.85 Numeracy M 0.07 M 0.18 F 0.43 Below expectations (%) 12.6 11.1 17.8 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 16.7 Overall rating out of 10 6.0 7.2 4.3

Gr 4 Enrollment: 50 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 465/876 463/795 2008 2009 Trend 502 484 — 605 536 — 453 488 — 470 486 — 525 570 — 440 451 q F9 F 44 — F 16 M 10 — 24.0 22.6 — 6.5 10.5 n/a 5.8 5.7 —

B X [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 6.6 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $59,700: -0.9 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.15 -0.15 -0.15 Writing 531 487 499 Numeracy 0.05 0.12 0.27 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.02 0.12 0.06 Writing 517 608 529 Numeracy 0.16 0.41 0.40 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.27 F 0.34 M 0.18 Numeracy F 0.39 E M 0.19 Below expectations (%) 15.2 9.4 12.6 Tests not written (%) n/a 27.2 2.2 Overall rating out of 10 6.0 6.8 7.2

Gr 4 Enrollment: 59 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 615/876 406/795 2008 2009 Trend 470 509 — 542 492 — 481 486 — 466 478 — 527 488 — 473 398 — F 26 M 32 — F 15 F 28 — 20.9 29.3 — 8.3 9.7 n/a 5.6 4.9 —

Kidston [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 7.4 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $90,800: -1.6 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.34 0.34 0.03 Writing 525 522 509 Numeracy 0.00 0.27 -0.11 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.12 0.05 0.22 Writing 519 539 535 Numeracy 0.24 0.16 0.14 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.52 F 0.31 F 0.50 Numeracy M 0.15 M 0.08 F 0.28 Below expectations (%) 8.6 12.5 13.7 Tests not written (%) n/a 2.7 1.4 Overall rating out of 10 6.9 7.5 6.7

Gr 4 Enrollment: 44 French Imm (%): 8.9 2008-09 Last 5 Years 552/876 295/795 2008 2009 Trend 510 462 q 647 632 — 474 490 — 512 488 — 663 609 — 477 461 q F 41 F 34 — M4 M 73 — 16.1 23.8 q 3.0 15.2 n/a 7.1 5.3 —

Okanagan Landing [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 5.3 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $63,000: 0.1 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.56 -0.52 -0.11 Writing 504 508 518 Numeracy -0.26 -0.46 -0.46 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.05 0.18 -0.22 Writing 524 474 502 Numeracy 0.01 0.32 -0.33 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.13 F 0.14 F 0.03 Numeracy M 0.15 M 0.16 M 0.40 Below expectations (%) 20.7 23.6 25.2 Tests not written (%) n/a 14.8 4.9 Overall rating out of 10 5.2 4.8 5.2

Gr 4 Enrollment: 48 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 418/876 603/795 2008 2009 Trend 465 485 p 471 531 — 426 465 — 450 498 — 550 608 — 429 469 — F 57 F 18 — M7 F2 — 33.8 23.0 — 6.2 18.2 n/a 4.1 6.0 —

M.V. Beattie [Public] ESL (%): 3.8 Special needs (%): 13.5 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $30,800: -3.3 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.04 0.06 -0.43 Writing 494 497 483 Numeracy 0.21 -0.18 0.02 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.14 -0.45 -0.32 Writing 480 477 487 Numeracy -0.17 -0.26 -0.64 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.50 F 0.56 M 0.15 Numeracy F 0.29 F 0.73 M 0.32 Below expectations (%) 16.4 27.6 29.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 2.0 8.5 Overall rating out of 10 5.0 3.4 4.1

Gr 4 Enrollment: 31 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 871/876 755/795 2008 2009 Trend 486 404 — 572 376 — 520 389 — 463 424 — 530 422 — 426 406 q F 49 M4 — M 17 F 35 — 27.7 56.7 — 13.9 16.4 n/a 4.7 1.6 —

Beairsto [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 1.8 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $57,900: 1.4 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.26 0.05 -0.18 Writing 533 503 515 Numeracy 0.09 -0.07 -0.07 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.41 0.29 0.17 Writing 572 511 529 Numeracy 0.25 0.20 0.03 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.12 F 0.17 F 0.08 Numeracy M 0.06 M 0.20 M 0.28 Below expectations (%) 7.9 15.2 13.3 Tests not written (%) n/a 4.8 2.8 Overall rating out of 10 7.9 6.5 6.8

Gr 4 Enrollment: 74 French Imm (%): 100.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 219/876 197/795 2008 2009 Trend 497 523 — 571 609 p 488 459 — 548 522 — 705 657 — 531 482 — F 12 F 30 — M 21 M6 — 13.9 16.3 — 1.8 2.6 n/a 7.8 7.2 —

Lavington [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 8.2 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $58,000: -0.2 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.17 0.30 0.16 Writing 484 510 511 Numeracy 0.20 0.09 0.38 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.09 -0.22 -0.10 Writing 572 494 491 Numeracy -0.11 -0.38 -0.28 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.59 M 0.19 F 0.31 Numeracy M 0.13 M 1.16 M 0.14 Below expectations (%) 10.9 13.3 14.3 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 0.0 Overall rating out of 10 6.4 5.1 6.8

Gr 4 Enrollment: 26 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 485/876 463/795 2008 2009 Trend 489 464 — 546 507 — 465 474 — 446 495 — 576 645 — 446 477 — M 10 M 15 — M 27 M 29 — 32.0 25.4 — 5.8 9.5 n/a 5.1 5.6 —

Vernon Christian [Independent] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): n/a Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $55,500: 1.9 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.31 0.29 -0.30 Writing 530 550 497 Numeracy 0.62 0.17 -0.12 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.33 0.41 0.34 Writing 550 564 575 Numeracy 0.51 0.24 0.72 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.33 F 0.61 F 0.48 Numeracy M 0.67 F 0.04 F 0.14 Below expectations (%) 5.7 9.1 8.6 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 2.3 Overall rating out of 10 7.5 8.1 7.5

Gr 4 Enrollment: 27 French Imm (%): n/a 2008-09 Last 5 Years 159/876 197/795 2008 2009 Trend 512 528 — 520 562 — 489 513 — 487 527 — 503 628 — 465 472 — M 58 F9 — F 26 M5 — 23.2 13.1 — 6.1 5.2 n/a 5.4 7.6 —

Highland Park [Public] †† ESL (%): 1.0 Special needs (%): 7.8 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $43,300: -0.7 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.23 0.40 0.19 Writing 514 502 522 Numeracy 0.43 0.23 0.33 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.25 -0.17 -0.19 Writing 546 484 484 Numeracy 0.64 -0.23 -0.22 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.76 F 0.28 F 0.17 Numeracy F 0.37 M 0.40 M 0.29 Below expectations (%) 7.2 14.8 15.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.6 1.8 Overall rating out of 10 7.0 6.0 6.6

Gr 4 Enrollment: 56 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 670/876 463/795 2008 2009 Trend 475 472 — 522 522 — 459 473 q 485 455 q 528 478 — 462 435 — F 60 F 10 — F 29 F 40 — 24.5 32.2 q 3.5 6.5 n/a 5.0 4.6 q

Coldstream [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 6.4 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $80,700: 1.0 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.19 0.01 0.07 Writing 549 568 510 Numeracy 0.36 0.10 0.41 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.33 0.46 0.28 Writing 573 580 542 Numeracy 1.10 0.47 0.20 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.39 F 0.24 F 0.01 Numeracy M 0.01 M 0.30 F 0.02 Below expectations (%) 8.2 9.4 10.8 Tests not written (%) n/a 12.4 4.5 Overall rating out of 10 8.3 7.8 8.0

Gr 4 Enrollment: 52 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 176/876 106/795 2008 2009 Trend 486 495 — 627 636 — 489 522 — 541 526 — 665 672 — 542 506 — F2 F 55 — M 44 F9 — 9.4 12.3 — 2.8 4.4 n/a 7.9 7.5 —

Ellison [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 7.6 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $44,900: -2.8 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.02 -0.05 -0.07 Writing 489 490 495 Numeracy -0.08 0.10 0.89 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.02 -0.66 -0.31 Writing 526 435 492 Numeracy 0.14 -0.63 -0.04 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.24 F 0.25 F 0.24 Numeracy M 0.34 M 0.08 E Below expectations (%) 17.6 30.5 22.6 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.4 2.2 Overall rating out of 10 5.4 4.1 6.4

Gr 4 Enrollment: 48 French Imm (%): 17.9 2008-09 Last 5 Years 850/876 652/795 2008 2009 Trend 483 411 — 526 444 — 457 400 — 495 488 — 542 536 — 464 426 — F 18 F 53 — M 14 F 48 — 23.8 42.9 — 7.9 29.0 n/a 5.7 2.6 —

Harwood [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 8.9 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $43,800: -0.2 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.09 0.17 -0.22 Writing 514 493 481 Numeracy -0.13 -0.09 -0.30 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.31 -0.38 -0.16 Writing 497 411 455 Numeracy -0.33 -0.26 -0.23 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.40 M 0.07 F 0.53 Numeracy M 0.09 M 0.25 F 0.19 Below expectations (%) 23.4 25.2 26.1 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 4.3 Overall rating out of 10 4.5 4.7 4.3

Gr 4 Enrollment: 32 French Imm (%): 5.5 2008-09 Last 5 Years 581/876 668/795 2008 2009 Trend 454 484 — 498 456 — 445 454 — 475 489 — 558 517 — 448 436 — F8 F 27 — F 27 E — 30.7 30.9 p 5.5 5.6 n/a 4.9 5.1 —

Hillview [Public] ESL (%): 0.0 Special needs (%): 5.9 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $56,100: -1.9 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.10 -0.43 -0.13 Writing 493 477 474 Numeracy -0.22 -0.76 -0.31 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.08 -0.39 -1.14 Writing 517 484 449 Numeracy -0.31 -0.66 -0.82 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.22 F 0.46 F 0.23 Numeracy M 0.29 F 0.25 M 0.21 Below expectations (%) 18.3 33.5 37.1 Tests not written (%) n/a 23.4 14.4 Overall rating out of 10 5.1 2.0 2.6

Gr 4 Enrollment: 50 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 771/876 763/795 2008 2009 Trend 495 488 — 502 607 p 473 470 — 474 434 — 505 467 — 433 417 — F 30 F 18 — F 45 M 31 — 30.8 34.0 — 24.4 38.7 n/a 4.0 3.8 —

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The Corporation of the

City of Vernon NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that City Council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons or persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below mentioned bylaw at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010, in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C.: BYLAW #5234 (ZON00148) Location:

6500 Okanagan Avenue (see map below)

Legal Description:

Lot 1, Plan KAP85838, Tp 9, DL 62-64, Sec 19 and 20, ODYD

Applicant:

Fletcher & Company Municipal Consulting Inc. on behalf of the Hesperia Development Corporation

Present Zoning:

A1 - Agricultural

Proposed Zoning:

CD4 - Comprehensive Development Area 4

Purpose:

To rezone the subject property in order to subdivide and construct multiple family dwellings, a community building, public and private parks and trails, public roads and an ALR buffer.

Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaw should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaw and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from February 1 to February 8, 2010. Any correspondence relating to this application can be delivered to the Corporate Officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to phearings@vernon.ca. All correspondence and petitions received between January 31, 2010 (the date of notification) and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.


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Polynesian dancer/instructor Petronilla Dionne has organized the second annual We Know You Can Dance Vernon finals and showcase of community dancers at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday.

When you look at the number of studios, schools and students devoted to the art where movement and music meld, there’s no doubt about it, this town can dance. That fact will be on display when the second annual We Know You Can Dance finals and community showcase takes place during Winter Carnival Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The dance competition and showcase was started as part of last year’s Dancing into Carnival themed event. “The public communicated with Carnival after last year’s show that they wanted this to come back, so it’s returned by popular demand,” said event organizer Petronilla Dionne, a Polynesian dancer and instructor who runs the Petronilla Kanoe Lani Island Dancers in Vernon. “We have a saying in Polynesian, ohana, which basically means family. We hope to bring the family of community dancers together with this event.” Auditions for the competition side of We Know You Can Dance were held Jan. 23 at the Village Green Mall, and five dancers, ages eight to early-20s, have been

chosen to perform at the finals in the top half of Saturday’s show. Two competitors are hip hop dancers, while the others perform tap, lyrical jazz, and something known as liquid pop, a form of gestural, interpretive dance that involves fluid-like motion. “This year we have a really young group performing, which is nice as we’ve been able to reach out to a younger community,” said Dionne. In addition, the dancers will perform a group dance to show how they work as a team. Zumba dance instructor Lydia Rieu, also a director with the Rushing Wild Performing Arts Company in Vernon, has choreographed a piece combining elements of Zumba with hip hop and Latin for the group to work on together, said Dionne. “They have really been giving it their all for this. It should be a treat to watch,” said Dionne. Judging the competitors is Julia Kennedy, who has been involved with dance and music for years and is a former Queen Silver Star judge. Also on board is Lorna Robb, owner and dance instructor at Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio and Mayor Wayne Lippert. After the competitors are done, the showcase will begin,

giving the judges time to mull over the winners, said Dionne. The showcase will feature a 10 dance schools/studios who will each perform a special routine. “We have a variety from belly dancing, musical theatre, Ukrainian, Polynesian, jazz, Japanese cultural, creative dance and more,” said Dionne, adding she has instructed male students from Beairsto Elementary School in a Maori dance similar to the haka, which they will perform at the event. Once the performances have wrapped up, the winners will be announced. “We have some excellent prizes for the top three, and thanks to Heather Rawsthorne at the Village Green Mall who has arranged merchant gift cards up to $1,000 to go to the winners. We also have a JC Bradley gift certificate for a jewelry piece worth up to $300 and Caufield Plaques who are doing up a winner’s plaque. Safeway Vernon Square floral department has donated the winner’s bouquet, and Rick Doling at The Music Shoppe donated his music system for the auditions.” Doors to the We Know You Can Dance finals and showcase open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and children under 12, available at the Ticket Seller box office in the Performing Arts Centre. Call 549-7469 or order online at www.ticketseller.ca.

Carnival gets into the spirit with golden celebration Morning Star Staff

Prizes, entertainment and family fun are just some of the ways Vernon Winter Carnival is wrapping up its landmark 50year anniversary. The Spirit of Gold Anniversary Party promises good old fashioned fun on the last day of Carnival, Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Complex auditorium and gymnasium from 11 am. to 6 p.m. “I just wanted to throw a big birthday party for the community in support of our 50th year, and tried to do something as inexpensive as I could,” said longtime Carnival

director Ingrid Baron, who is organizing the event. Sponsored by Safeway and McDonald’s Restaurants, free anniversary cake will be served at 1:30 p.m. by the newly-crowned Queen Silver Star royalty, and a concession manned by members of the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band will also be available. A family affair, there will be children’s crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, a bounce castle, clowns, goodie bags and lots of prizes given out every half hour, said Baron.

“We have Cirque Sublime tickets that we will be giving out between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the 3 p.m. show (also happening Sunday at the Wesbild Centre), and after that we will give some away for the evening performance. We also have sponsor and vendor booths with family and kid-related items.” A number of local entertainers are scheduled to perform including the Family Strings at 11 a.m; James and the Country Gentlemen at 12:30 p.m.; Estry’s Magic at 3:15 p.m.; the Aviemore Highland Dancers at 4:15 p.m.; and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band at 5 p.m.

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There will also be free outdoor skating starting at 4 p.m. at Centennial Rink. “We are also hoping the Society for Creative Anachronism will demonstrate some jousting, ” said Baron. Carnival mascots jopo and jopette will be in attendance, along with the Carnival Cops, so wearing a Carnival button is strongly recommended to avoid arrest. Tickets are not required for this event. Admission is by donation. For more information on this and all other Carnival events, check out the website at www.vernonwintercarnival.com or call 250-545-2236.

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Cultural Film Strip up until Sunday Morning Star Staff

Those taking a stroll through Polson Park have most likely noticed what resembles a long negative from the days of film-loading cameras. The Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Cultural Film Strip has been on display in the park since the Olympic Torch Relay event Jan. 26, and continues over the duration of Vernon Winter Carnival. It comes down on Sunday. This original outdoor installation features both contemporary and historic photographs encapsulating Vernon’s culture with themes such as art, sports, crafts, history and design, said VPAG executive director Dauna Grant. “This film strip was created by the Vernon Public Art Gallery in partnership with the City of Vernon and the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives as part of the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations,” said Grant. “This unique piece of public art includes images reflecting historic and contemporary culture in Vernon.” Other institutions contributing to the project included Gallery Vertigo, the Vernon

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The Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Cultural Film Strip is now on display in Polson Park during Vernon Winter Carnival. Community Arts Centre, Vernon district elementary and secondary schools,

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Local recording artist returns to the stage Morning Star Staff

A familiar face to the local music scene is returning with a performance at Lumby’s Blue Ox Pub Friday. Living in Vernon since the early ‘90s, John Noren has built a following by writing, performing, and distributing sample CDs locally. He will perform at the Blue Ox just before the pub’s weekly Friday night jam begins. “Over the last number of years John has been raising his family in Vernon, and when asked if he would like to open up the Friday night jam, he was delighted stating that one of his new year’s resolutions was to get back playing more in public,” said Randy Rauck, Blue Ox jam organizer and bassist in Noren’s band. Writing songs from the age of 13, Noren has pushed the boundaries that define country music, producing a unique sound and style with aspects of

rock and blues thrown in for good measure. His vocals and stage presence have translated into wide-range appeal as witnessed in numerous venues throughout the B.C. Interior. Noren earned praise from the audience and fellow performers when he opened for Joe Nichols and headliner Alan Jackson in 2003 at the Heartland Music Festival in Kelowna. In 2004, he and his band opened for Reba McEntire, and the fol-

lowing year he opened for Lou Gramm of Foreigner as well as putting on several of his own Okanagan shows. A few years back, Noren tested the international waters releasing the single Cowgirl Woman overseas. The song made it to the top 25 of all new releases that summer. Noren takes the stage from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The Blue Ox Pub is located at 1643 Vernon St. in Lumby. There is no cover charge.

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Those who can’t make it south this March Break can get a little Mexican culture with the return of el Mariachi to the Okanagan March 9 to 13. Based in Vancouver, el Mariachi is returning to the valley direct from playing the prestigious International Festival of Mariachis for a second year in Guadalajara, Mexico. A festive musical ensemble that will literally transport audiences into the warmth and joy of Mexican culture, el Mariachi’s return is anchored once again by former Armstrong resident Terence “Diego” Smedley-Kohl. The son of George

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Former Armstrong resident Terence “Diego” SmedleyKohl plays the guitarrón with his band, El Mariachi, who tour through the Okanagan next month. Ryga Centre manager and tour producer Ken Smedley and local actress Dorianne Kohl, Terence plays the guitarrón, a large six-stringed, plucked instrument. Tickets for the return of el Mariachi are now available to the following shows in the North Okanagan: March 9 at the Zion United Church

Hall in Armstrong (tickets at Armstrong’s Final Touch Gallery, 250-546-1949); March 11 at Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek (reservations at 250-8386700); and March 12 at Okanagan College Kalamalka campus theatre, Vernon. (Tickets at The BookNook, 250558-0668.)

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They experimented at a summer bonspiel and found success. So when the real curling season opened, Jay Wakefield’s Royal City rink was literally upside down. Paul Cseke was throwing skip stones for Wakefield, who in turn grabbed a broom for the second spot. The switch got the youthful foursome to this week’s B.C. Men’s Canadian Direct Insurance Playdowns in Vernon. They are the youngest of 10 teams trying to earn an all-expenses paid trip to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 6-14 at the Metro Centre in Halifax “At the beginning of the year, we weren’t really expecting to make provincials, but now that we did, we want to come here and do well,� said Cseke, a 21-year-old Salmon Arm product. “We have a ton of fun. We think we have the most fun of any team and we’re just really excited to get out there. We have a different system than most teams and we think it works well.� Cseke, a fourth-year food sciences student at UBC, used to play second for older brother Adam in Salmon Arm. Paul was second for Wakefield in the 2008 M&M Meat Shops Juniors in Sault Ste. Marie, where they went 5-7. “Jay and I kind of focus on school a bit more than juniors this year, but then come playdowns time, we did our curling thing,� said Paul. The New Westminster rink joined defending champion Sean Geall of Royal City and veteran Kelowna skips Bob Ursel and Bert Gretzinger at 2-0 after Monday night’s draw. Cseke knows the provincials are a marathon which requires an even-keeled mind-set. “Our third Derek (Errington) has been to nationals twice and we’ve all been to nationals, and we all know how long it is and you have to be patient. I see a lot of people look at the standings and stuff. You can’t go there and think of ‘we

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Bob Ursel delivers a rock while teammates Kevin Folk (left) and Rick Sawatsky get ready to guide it home during Monday action in the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men's Curling Championship at the Vernon Curling Club. play who, we play that.’ You have to prepare the same for each game, and as long as you do that, then it’s just a matter of having fun when you’re out there, and enjoying it, and not looking too far ahead.� Cseke loves the Vernon Curling Club ice, and is stoked to have family and friends from the Shuswap cheering him on all week. The Wakefield crew stopped Steve Waatainen of Nanaimo 8-5 Monday night after brushing back Tom Buchy of Kimberley 6-4 in the afternoon draw. Geall, who iced Fred Thomson of Nelson 9-3 Monday night after grounding Jeff Richard of Kelowna 6-3, realizes his rink has a bullseye. “It’s different (being defending champion),� said Geall, of Langley. “We know people are after us a little bit more but that’s to be expected. I guess it’s a position everybody

wants to be in.� Geall, who owns a rental business, also has the moxy to survive the long road to Sunday’s final. “We know what’s necessary now to get through it, and I think all the other teams do too. We had the opportunity to get through it last year and hopefully, what we’ve learned, we can bring back.� In just their second year together, the Geall rink – with Brent Pierce at third – is still learning on the run. Asked how the team ticks, Geall laughed: “It’s funny, it’s inexplicable. Between the way Brent is and the way I am, we’re all good friends and we get along out there. “ Former world champion Greg McAulay of Richmond is here for his 15th B.C. playdowns. He has added ultra-talented Dean Joanisse as second for “a big spark to our team.� McAulay, who turned 50 on Jan.

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The Vernon Vipers knew the Langley Chiefs would be a rough and tough B.C. Hockey League opponent Saturday night at Wesbild Centre. The Chiefs, who have spent more time in the sin bin than any other team this season with 1,156 penalty minutes, tried stirring up trouble in the third period but the Snakes didn’t let that affect their game in a 5-1 victory before 1,922 fans. Langley’s Jordan Sims knocked over Vernon’s starting goalie Blake Voth which ensued a mini line brawl. Dan Nycholat flew to Voth’s rescue and fought Sims, while Jonathan Milhouse tangled with Colten Hayes. Milhouse held his own against the much bigger Hayes, who stood four inches taller than the Californian product. Milhouse capped off his 21st birthday in style by throwing a few decent punches and defeating Hayes in the tussle. The Vipers (43-6-0-2) remain one point ahead of the Penticton Vees for first place in the Interior Conference. The Vees beat the Quesnel Millionaires 4-1 Saturday. Langley (30-19-1-3) is fourth in the Coastal Conference. The Snakes visit Powell River on Thursday to play a make-up game from Nov. 18 (power outage), and then visit the Merritt Centennials Friday. Their next home game is Tuesday, Feb. 9 when they battle the Centennials. “We played a good full team effort tonight right from the puck drop,� said Vernon’s assistant coach Jason Williamson.

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Continued from B1 “Langley’s a pretty physically skilled team. Their goalie, Mark Friesen (former Chilliwack Bruin), played a heck of a game and held them in the game early. We stuck to our game-plan of getting as many shots on him as we could.” Williamson was proud of his team when one of his players was in trouble. “Voth got a bit of a bump there and our boys stood up for him when he took the hit. It’s good that our guys stand up for one another like that.” Vernon had a chance to go up early when Langley got a penalty four minutes into the game but came up short. The Snakes did throw numerous pucks towards the soon-to-be 20-year-old Friesen but he slammed the door shut on each one, including a nice glove save on Nycholat. The Chiefs didn’t record a shot on goal until midway through the first period. Vernon went up 1-0 on Braden Pimm’s 23rd of the year with two minutes to go in the session. The Vipers wasted no time going up 3-0 early in the second frame on a pair of goals by Mike Collins and Connor Jones. Collins notched his 26th on the powerplay and Jones fired his 31st just 21 seconds later on a shorthanded tally that rebounded in off the goal post. Nycholat improved the Vipers’ powerplay percentage by scoring his

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The Vipers' Dan Nycholat blasts a shot past Chiefs’ netminder Mark Friesen, who gets caught out of position during B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Wesbild Centre. fifth of the season six minutes later. Vernon went 2-for-4 on the man advantage, while Langley struggled on the powerplay going 0-for-4. Langley’s Trevor Gerling (12th) spoiled Voth’s shutout with six minutes remaining in the period, getting the Chiefs on the board. Cole Ikkala rounded up the Vipers’ offence with his 19th with two minutes left in the period. Said first star Ikkala: “I’ve been playing with Collins and Pimm the last few games and everything really seems to click with them. All of us got goals tonight so that felt really

good. We played a simple game of just throwing as many shots on net as we could and not letting Langley’s physical side get to us. This was our second and last time playing Langley this year since they are not in our division so we don’t really know much about the coastal teams’ systems but we just come out every night and play our game as good as we can and not necessarily focus on who we’re playing, but how we’re playing.” Added Langley’s assistant coach Barry Wolfe: “We didn’t play a very good game.

Vernon’s a strong team and play together as a unit and are highly skilled. We have been playing good as of late and we hoped to have brought that motivation to today’s game against the best team in the country, but we just couldn’t get things rolling. The last time we played Vernon they beat us 6-2 and our goaltending let us down then. Since then we’ve got two new goalies and Friesen played a pretty good game in net tonight for us as he faced a lot of shots.” Pimm earned second star, while d-man Garrett Noonan took third with a pair of helpers.

Rebels rout Westside

The North Okanagan Knights and Penticton Lakers are making the Kootenay International Junior B Hockey League playoff race interesting. The Lakers shaded the Knights 4-3 in double overtime before 275 fans Sunday afternoon in Penticton, surpassing the Knights for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference. Branden Redschlag scored on the powerplay at 2:16 of double OT as the Lakers improved to 12-280-2. The Lakers, who played the woeful Grand Forks Border Bruins Tuesday night, have four games in hand. The expansion Knights dipped to 10-32-0-4, two points back of Penticton. Karson Holt (10th), Shawn Holliday (ninth) and Laine Keyes (11th) scored for the Knights, who got 33 saves from Christian Karl. Riley Henderson, Oliver McCluskey and Colton Schell handled the Penticton offence. The Knights have four games remaining, starting with a Friday night tilt versus the Kamloops Storm, in Enderby.

T.J. secures silver spot

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Delaney Tetrault and Mason Christensen each turned hat tricks as the Vernon Towing Rebels outgunned Westside 13-4 in Novice ringette play last weekend. Madison Fox (2+2), Aleisha Smith (2G) Stephanie Backer (2G) and Abby Williamson rounded out the Rebel scoring. Assists were provided by Bryn Taylor-Hawes (2), Maria Alexis, Christensen, Williamson and Fox. Giselle Torres, Ellen Campbell and Maria Alexis helped crank up the offence with pinpoint passing. Rylie Marchand was stellar in net. Thomas Landels earned the shutout as the Nixon Wenger Tween A squad iced the Jacura Trucking Junior B Vikings 7-0 Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. A.J. Jacura led Nixon with three goals, Erin Banning collected 2+1, and Alanna Fox and Megan Weatherill each recorded singles. Teigan Moore, Kendra Racine, Weatherill and Shelby Fisher each pocketed assists. Brianna Thalheimer was solid on the back end, while Alyx Rudderham played a strong offensive game. Sarah Semph was busy in net for the Vikes, while Melanie Wakutz, Megan Vadnais, Shelby Munk, Bailee Hopkins, Miya Doige and Lisa Weatherill couldn’t find a way to solve Landels.

T.J. Schiller earned a little piece of history with his silver-medal showing in the Big Air competition at Winter X Games last weekend in Aspen, Colo. Schiller, 23, became the first athlete to throw down a doube cork 1620 (fourand-a-half revolutions) in competition. Schiller finished behind Bobby Brown of the U.S. Schiller wasn’t able to defend his slopestyle crown as he didn’t qualify for finals. Vernon’s Justin Dorey scored a silver in the men’s superpipe High Air competition, flying 23 feet, nine inches above the pipe. Drew Neilson, who is bound for the Vancouver Winter Games, ranked eighth in men’s snowboard cross.

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Jacura Trucking netminder Sarah Semph makes an amazing save while streaking across the crease to deny Tween A's Teigan Moore during ringette action Sunday at the Priest Valley Arena.


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Host York House stopped the Fulton Maroons 76-56 in Saturday’s final of the Tigers Invitational Senior Girls Basketball Tournament in Vancouver. It was 34-25 for No. 1 York House at the half as the Tigers took advantage of the weary Maroons, who had a grueling semifinal win over the Mission Roadrunners that afternoon Cassandra Brown flushed 22 points, while Danica Rybachuk canned 18 for No. 2 Fulton. “York’s press caused us to use our ball handlers for too many minutes and that never helped the fatigue in the legs, and when the legs went, the head followed and we committed too many turnovers from mental mistakes that we just do not usually make,” said Fulton coach Jim Inlgis. “Against a team as good, as deep and well coached as York, that is disastrous. Our kids never gave in to the end but the tank was empty.” Brown, Rybachuk and Janice Phung were named to the tourney all-star team. Brown collected 44 points as Fulton outlasted Mission 84-81 in the semis. The Roadrunners led 46-42 at the break. Rybachuk sank 21 points, while

Phung and Carli Tingstad each managed eight. “Mission was much bigger than us, and this is the first time we faced this big a lineup, plus they have provincial player Chelsey Reist in their lineup (SFU next year),” said Inglis. “Not a game where we played real well as a team but gutted it out and got another great effort out of many players (Mallory Herzog, Tavia Lochhead, Karlee Webb) at opportune times. Expended far more energy than we wanted too but this game was crucial to solidify our hold on to No. 2 provincial ranking.” Fulton takes on the PVSS Saints in their North Zone AA playoff opener Friday at 7 p.m. at Fulton. Meanwhile, the Summerland Rockets grounded the Barriere Cougars 61-38 Saturday to win the four-team Seaton Sonics Senior Boys Tournament. Jeff May drained 17 points and Andrew Pecyna added 16 as the Kalamalka Lakers iced Seaton 65-48 for third place. Lee Pierce netted 15 points and Dexter James dialed up 13 points for Seaton. The same two teams open the North Zone playdowns Thursday night at 7:00 at Fulton. Earlier Saturday, Barriere bounced

Kal 59-40 and Summerland downed the Sonics 73-52. Mike Harding had 10 points for Kal, while Brandon Enair led Seaton with 19. The Saints take on the VSS Panthers in their first game Friday (5:15), while Fulton meets the winner of Kal-Seaton, at 8:45 p.m. The girls final goes at 7 p.m. with the boys championship at 8:45 Saturday. PVSS won the Salmon Arm Gold Nugget four-team junior round-robin tournament Saturday, opening with a 46-27 win over the hosts. Mathew Sutherland (13), Mason Luttmerding (11) and Tian Hannah (nine) led the Saints. The Saints then defeated VSS 59-51 with Hannah (19), Luttmerding (10) and Dustin Williams (nine) propelling the offence. In their final game PVSS stuffed the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops 58-38. Hannah (14), Luttmerding (12), Sutherland (11) and Williams (10) sparked PVSS. “Getting solid defence and tremendous hustle from all our eight players were the keys to success this weekend,” said PVSS coach George Kocsis, helped by Lloyd Main. Game MVPs were Luttmerding, Hannah and Sutherland.

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Devin Drader of Seaton take a shot as Jeff May of Kal goes up for the block in senior boys basketball Saturday at Seaton.

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Vernon Renegades’ Alex Gillies knocks the puck out of the air with a backhand and sends it just wide of Kelowna netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn during Bantam Tier 1 hockey playoff action Sunday at the Civic Arena.

Renegades square series Morning Star Staff

The Royal LePage Vernon Renegades surprised the Kelowna Jr. Rockets 5-0 Sunday at Civic Arena to force a third and deciding game in the Okanagan Mainline Bantam Tier 1 Hockey League semifinal series. The Rockets won the opener 4-0 Saturday at the Memorial Arena. Facing elimination on home ice, the Renegades loosened up and outplayed Kelowna for the full 60 ninutes. The line of Alex Gillies, Michael Roberts and Harlan Orr torched the Rockets by recording 10 points. D-man Mac Ferner scored what proved to be the winning goal early in the first period, from Aaron Benjaminsen and Gillies. Roberts followed with a natural hat trick. Gillies and Orr both drew two assists. Orr completed the scoring, from Gillies. Devon Pearson was stellar in net for Vernon. The deciding game goes Saturday at Memorial Arena. The Vernon Breakaway Fitness Vipers lost 6-3 to Penticton Vees in Game 1 of their best-of-three Midget Tier 1 series Saturday afternoon in Penticton. Penticton scored

early in the first period on a shorthanded goal, but late in the same period Jedd Soleway tipped in a point shot by Thomas Swales, who was playing his second game on the blueline in place of injured Jared Barendregt. Kurtis Hagen also added an assist. Penticton scored early in the second to go up by one, but two minutes later, Derek Hascarl scored on a breakaway feed by Austin Krahn. The teams traded goals again before the period ended with the Vipers connecting when Hagen neatly tipped in another point shot by Swales. Penticton reeled off three goals in the first six minutes of the third. Jordan Vallance faced 37 shots in the Vernon net. “We did not match the intensity that Penticton started the third period with,” said Breakaway head coach Jim Armstrong. “Three quick goals and that was the game.” Game two sees Penticton in Vernon on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Civic. The Okanagan Rockets took three of four points from the Cariboo Cougars in weekend B.C. Major Midget League action

at the Capital News Centre. On Saturday, the Rockets took an early two-goal lead, and then gave it up before storming right back for a 5-3 win. Brett Mulcahy (2), Jordan Salahor, Max Mowat (Vernon) and Kyle Clerke, with an empty netter, handled the Rockets’ scoring in front of Darren Hogg. Justin Hickman scored for the Rockets, from Lashuk and Clerke, and goaltender Conor Barrie (Vernon) held off the Cougars in a 1-1 tie Sunday. The Rockets (198-5) will play an exhibition game against the Swedish Women’s National Team tonight. Kelowna Pursuit of Excellence thumped the Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers 7-1 in exhibition Midget Tier 2 play Saturday at Civic. Trevor Pickett, on a great solo effort, scored for Vernon. The Nixon Wenger Thrashers finished a Pee Wee Tier 2 exhibition series against Kamloops with a win and a tie. Jorden Dewing scored four times Saturday as the Thrashers won 5-4 at Valleyview Arena. Travis Jackson, from Cameron Hitch, had the other goal. Kamloops erased

a two-goal deficit to gain a 3-3 tie with the Thrashers Sunday at PV Arena. Dewing, on a tip of a Kaden Black shot, Eamonn Miller and Cole Benjaminson supplied the Nixon Wenger offence. In Atom Rep action, the Vernon Valley Wood Venom won the ‘Battle of the Old Barns’, beating the host Kamloops Storm 4-3 at Memorial Arena Saturday and 3-2 at the Vernon Civic Arena on Sunday. On Saturday, the Venom gave up a goal early in the first but rallied on the strength of two goals by defenceman Liam Hennig to grab a 2-1 lead. The Venom responded quickly after giving up a goal early in the second with a goal by first-year forward C.J. Storey at 4:49 of the second. The visitors added to their lead with a goal by Joe Eggert early in the final frame. The Venom, on the strength of solid goaltending by Kieran Watts and Ethan Huizinga held on for the scrappy win. Connor Johnston (2) and Eggert scored in Sunday’s win. The Venom, who are 8-2 in their last 10 games, received strong performances from

their defensive corps of Grady Caton, Sam Eggert, Hennig, Andie Kaneda and Reece Schroeder. The North Okanagan Knights ambushed Lillooet 12-0 and 18-2 in other Atom Rep play at Nor-Val Centre. Niklas Lutttmerding supplied 3+4 in front of Jayden Hunter who earned the shutout. Brady Marzocco added 2+4, while Jaxson Cummings, Jordan Campagnolo and Matthew Dolinar each earned 2+1 and Samantha Head scored once. On Saturday, it was Cummings counting 5+4 and d-man Keaton McCune playing his best game of the year with 4+2 while filling in on the forward line.

B.C. HOCKEY LEAGUE INTERIOR CONFERENCE TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Vernon 43 6 0 2 88 255 97 Penticton 42 6 0 3 87 240 116 Westside 36 15 1 1 74 225 151 Salmon Arm 28 19 2 3 61 207 198 Merritt 20 30 0 2 42 184 271 Quesnel 18 29 0 4 40 181 215 Trail 16 30 1 4 37 184 240 Prince George 14 33 1 4 33 178 235 Williams Lake 9 38 1 0 19 126 282 COASTAL CONFERENCE TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Alberni Valley 40 11 1 2 83 211 131 Powell River 30 15 1 6 67 177 131 Victoria 28 15 2 6 64 178 151 Langley 30 19 1 3 64 204 182 Surrey 28 20 0 5 61 176 168 Nanaimo 18 24 1 9 46 165 181 Cowichan Valley 19 29 0 3 41 144 209 Burnaby 15 33 0 5 35 146 223 SUNDAY: Merritt 10 Salmon Arm 3; Victoria 4 Prince George 1; SATURDAY: Vernon 5 Langley 1; Salmon Arm 8 Williams Lake 4; Penticton 4 Quesnel 1; Alberni Valley 5 Prince George 0; Powell River 5 Westside 2; Nanaimo 4 Victoria 3; Surrey 5 Burnaby 1 LEAGUE LEADERS PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM Denver Manderson, Penticton 50 40 73 113 18 Mark Zengerle, Salmon Arm 52 30 76 106 42 Beau Bennett, Penticton 47 33 62 95 16 Mitch MacMillan, Alberni 54 55 30 85 82 Trevor Bailey, Westside 51 39 42 81 42 Colton Beck, Langley 53 36 43 79 42 Mark MacMillan, Alberni 54 22 48 70 40 Mike Collins, Vernon 51 26 43 69 41 Sam Muchulla, Prince George 50 26 42 68 63 David Killip, Salmon Arm 52 28 40 68 57 Cam Reid, Westside 47 24 43 67 62 Trever Hertz, Quesnel 51 33 34 67 17 Connor Jones, Vernon 43 31 35 66 34 David Dziurzynski, Alberni 51 19 45 64 77 Braden Pimm, Vernon 51 23 39 62 61 Tye Lewis, Alberni Valley 49 22 37 59 27 GOALIES GP MIN GA W-L-T AVG Blake Voth, Vernon 16 956 24 14-1 1.50 Joel Rumpel, Penticton 21 1127 35 16-3 1.86 Graeme Gordon, Vernon 36 2123 72 29-7 2.03 Josh Watson, Powell River 29 1723 64 16-11-1 2.23 Frank Slubowski, Alberni 40 2356 89 29-9-1 2.27

CALENDAR WEDNESDAY CURLING – B.C. Men’s Playdowns, draws at noon and 7 p.m., curling club. MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Edmonton Oil Kings, 7 p.m., Prospera Place.

THURSDAY CURLING – B.C. Men’s Playdowns, draws at noon and 7 p.m., curling club. HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS – North Zone senior AA boys playdowns, Kal Lakers vs Seaton Sonics, 7 p.m., Fulton.

FRIDAY CURLING – B.C. Men’s Playdowns, draws at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS – North Zone senior AA boys playdowns, PVSS Saints vs VSS Panthers, 5:15 p.m.; Fulton Maroons vs either Kal or Seaton, 8:45 p.m.; girls AA playdowns, VSS vs Kal, 3:30 p.m.; Fulton vs PVSS, 7 p.m., Fulton. MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Lethbridge Hurricanes, 7 p.m., Prospera Place. JUNIOR B HOCKEY – North Okanagan Knights vs Kamloops Storm, 7 p.m., Enderby Arena.

SATURDAY CURLING – B.C. Men’s Playdowns, draws at noon and 7 p.m., Vernon Curling Club. HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS – North Zone senior AA boys and girls playdowns, girls final 7 p.m.; boys final 8:45 p.m., Fulton. MIDGET TIER 1 HOCKEY – Okanagan playoffs, Game 2 in best-of-three series, Penticton at Vernon, 3:30 p.m., Civic Arena.

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People who didn’t think they were at risk for heart disease could be getting bad news in the near future. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2010 Annual Report on Canadians’ Health released recently warns that a “perfect storm” of risk factors and demographic changes are converging to create an unprecedented burden on Canada’s fragmented system of cardiovascular care, and no Canadian, young or old, will be left unaffected. “In a very short time, the face of heart disease in Canada has changed to include groups that have historically been immune to the threats of heart disease,” said Dr. Beth Abram, cardiologist and spokesman for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “But the combination of new groups at risk of heart disease and the explosion of unhealthy eating habits across Canada have accelerated these threats, which are now converging and erasing the progress we have made in treating heart disease over the last 50 years.” The report shows that between 1994 and 2005, rates of high blood pressure among Canadians rose by 77 per cent, diabetes by 45 per cent and obesity by 18 per cent. While B.C. leads the country in the 2007/08 heart-healthy behaviours (first in smoke-free (81.8 per cent), second in physical activity (53.7 per cent), first in healthy weight (49.7 per cent) and second in adequate fruit and vegetable consumption (43.4 per cent), there is still room for improvement. “Even though we are the best, the standard is not that great,” said Diego

Marchese, vice-president, research and health promotion for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. “We’re seeing young people in their 20s and 30s with high blood pressure and diabetes and they may have heart disease years before it was normally thought likely. “As the population ages, there is an increased risk for heart and stroke. Many people have at least two of the risk factors, which are high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity.”

“In a very short time, the face of heart disease in Canada has changed...” — Dr. Beth Abram In the decade ending in 2005, high blood pressure in people age 65 and over increased from 28.6 per cent to 44.1 per cent, while obesity increased from 12.8 per cent to 15.1 per cent. Smoking decreased from 14.5 per cent to 10.5 per cent. Overall smoking rates are down but 20-year-olds continue to be Canada’s heaviest smokers and even if they quit, it can take up to 15 years to reverse the damage caused by smoking. The report shows that people in the 35-49 age group have shown a shocking 127 per cent increase in high blood pressure, a 64 per cent increase in diabetes and a 20 per cent increase in obesity, even before they approach the age when natural factors might increase their risk for heart disease and stroke. Marchese is concerned that risk factors

are increasing in many groups. “The aboriginal population has much higher rates of heart disease, as do other ethnic communities, including Canadians of South Asian and African-Caribbean descent,” he said. Women are also increasingly at risk. They are generally protected from developing heart disease until mid-life but more women in Canada die from heart disease and stroke every year than from all forms of cancer combined. Young women may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of poor heart health and laying the foundation for heart disease by being inactive, overweight and smoking. “Increasing heart disease can potentially overwhelm the whole health care system, not only in cost but in level of care and leave many people with a poor quality of life. Choosing healthy lifestyles can make the difference,” said Marchese. Heart and Stroke Foundations across the country are urging the federal government to develop the Canadian Heart Health Strategy to focus on heart health programs including regulation of transfats, calorie information on fast food items, and more public education for at-risk groups, along with developing best-practices guidelines in all areas of heart health and setting up multi-site vascular centres to look at issues and solutions. Vascular diseases include not only heart disease and stroke and diabetes, but also Alzheimer’s disease, chronic kidney disease and common forms of blindness as well as other disorders. For more information about the report, see www.chhs/sccs.ca. For information on more healthy living or to take My Heart & Stroke Risk Assessment, see www. heartandstroke.ca.

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ADVENTURE IN CITIZENSHIP Open to secondary students aged 16 to 19, program sponsored by Kalamalka Rotary Club to send a student to Ottawa. Deadline for applications Feb. 20. Apply to c/o Vernon Belsheim at 250-308-2110. VERNON WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. at the Schubert Centre. Guest speaker Adrienne Harris will discuss the topic, “Social Media.” An entrepreneur, Harris is passionate about the craft of networking. OUTDOOR SKATING PARTY Feb. 3, Centennial Outdoor Rink, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission $2 per person or $5 per family. Create a costume that fits with Carnival’s theme, or wear your favourite costume from home. Don’t miss out on this fun evening of skating, popular music, and great prizes. Music provided by KISS FM. Concession available. VERNON AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187 for more information. THE LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets the first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie for details at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. NEW STITCHERS GROUP Stitchers of all levels welcome! Meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6770 Cools Rd. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children are welcome, too! If you enjoy cross-stitching or other types of needlework, please come! For info., call Kathleen at 250-541-0227. ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUPS The Alzheimer Society of B.C. early stage support group meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Support group for caregivers also meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both meetings at the People Place, room 102. Call tollfree, 1-800-634-3399. CODA MEETS Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women working to build healthy relationships with self and others. We meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at Seaton Centre on 14th Avenue (off Kal Lake Rd.) NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m., at the Gateway Shelter. Please call our 24-hour hotline at 549-7002 if you need to talk or for info. WESTSIDE RESPONSE SERVICES SOCIETY WRS offers blood pressure testing, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon at the Killiney Beach Hall and Annex on Udell Road. AA MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 320527th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave., Vernon. Open meeting (X), 8 p.m. at VTC, 2810-48 Ave., Vernon. Tradition meeting (X) closed meeting, 8 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25 Ave, Vernon. AA meeting (X), open, 8 p.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) Handicap access. (X) no handicap access. THE VERNON DIET CLUB MEETS Every Wednesday in the basement of Peace Lutheran Church. Weigh-in between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Short meeting to follow. Anyone wishing support in weight-management is welcome. Call 542-3252. IS SCRABBLE ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST? Join the local “Scrabblers” every Wednesday at 10 a.m., Schubert Centre. Come out and learn with us! Call 542-0892 for more info. TIMBRETONE MENS’ BARBERSHOP CHORUS Meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at the North Okanagan Community Life Society (NOCLS), 2400-46th Ave. All male singers any age are welcome to join us. For more information phone 2604435 or 503-2552. DANCING AT THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m., with live music. Members and non-members welcome. Music by George’s Friends. PARENT AND CHILD WALK IN THE PARK Hosted by Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. Everyone welcome, meet 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2905-29th Ave. Meet other parents, get fit and win a prize. Step chal-

eb. 7, with registration from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Presold hands are available at $5 per hand or $20 for five hands. Not a snowmobiler? Members of the club will play for you. This is a wonderful family event, with great prizes and a concession for purchasing snacks and beverages. For more information on the poker rally, please contact Ken Biluk at 250-838-6177.

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MEAT DRAW, POOL & DARTS AT THE LEGION Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25, Vernon. THE LADIES OF THE ROYAL PURPLE LODGE #123 We are a non-profit group that meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Elks Hall. Bring your lunch bag and join us at noon. Meeting starts 1 p.m. Call 542-4576. TRI-LAKES ROTARY, VERNON Meets Wednesdays all year at The Pantry Restaurant, 3908-32nd St., 6 to 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. Call Lynn at 545-7824 for more info. ENDERBY WHEELS TO MEALS Every Wednesday, fullcourse meal for $6, for seniors at the Enderby Seniors Complex, 11:30 a.m. Call Melody at 250-838-6439 for info.

FEBRUARY 4 SUBSTANCE AFFECTED GROUP Vernon Mental Health and Addictions offers group for individuals experiencing a loved one struggling with a substance misuse issue. Group runs first Thursday of every month, 1 to 5 p.m. Learn about complex issues of substance misuse/addiction, while increasing your capacity to support an individual struggling with substance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, contact Vernon Mental Health Addictions, at the Health Unit, Drop in Monday to Thursday, 1:15 to 3 p.m. SCHUBERT SINGERS Director advises that due to commitment in Vancouver, no choir practice until Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Schubert Centre. Call Wilf Lynch, 250-549-2352. 223 RED LION AIR CADET SQUADRON Meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Open to all teens between 12 and 19 years old. Participate in gliding, drill, marksmanship, athletics, summer camps and more. Earn high school credits too. Drop by or call 250-309-9490 for more information. DROP-IN CRIB Every Thursday at 2 p.m. for $2, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5101-25th Ave. THE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA sponsors Navy League Cadets, ages 9 to 13, and Sea Cadets, ages 12 to 18, in Vernon and across Canada. For more information on these character developing programmes for youth please call 250503-8319 for Navy League Cadets; 250-503-8345 for Sea Cadets; 250-549-2240 for Navy League administration. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGH-IN CLINIC The first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Schubert Centre. Ask at the front desk for room location. LUMBY LEGION DARTS Every Thursday, with registration at 7 p.m.; play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Come one, come all. Non-members and beginners welcome. COCAINE ANONYMOUS Meetings on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at the Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St. RUG HOOKERS MEET Meets the first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Call Pat Robertson at 260-1300 for more information.

VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS GUILD Meets first and third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd. (off Silver Star Rd). Looking forward to seeing you. For more information, call Sharon at 250-542-4798 or see vssq.org KNITTING CIRCLE ARMSTRONG We invite you to a relaxing evening of sharing, learning and meeting new friends. Bring a project — needles and yarn — or just yourself. Beginners always welcome. We meet the first, third and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. Now accepting yarn donations for local charitable projects. For more information, visit www.knittingcircle.ca or phone Judy at 546-9475 or Marlene at 546-6325. VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 Meets the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Contact Betty at 542-8450. ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Free pool every Thursday and Sunday, 2500-46th Ave. Call 542-3277 for more information. COMMON THREADS Ministering to the needs of our community. Free, good quality used clothing and footwear. Every Thursday 10 a.m. - noon and Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vernon Alliance Church. Call 545-7105. HALINA CENTRE THURSDAY DANCES Every Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. The cost is just $3 for members, $4 for non members. Come out and meet new friends. Everyone 50 and over is welcome. For more information, call 250-542-2877. FUN TIME SENIORS 50+ Thursdays at the Schubert Centre from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Free event includes games, entertainment, talks and videos. For more information, call 545-5984 or 549-4201. OPEN CRIBBAGE AT THE LEGION Thursdays at 7p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, Vernon. AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Drive. WHEELS TO MEALS PROGRAM Runs every Thursday at the Schubert Centre at 11:30 a.m. Volunteer will be there to assist you. Call 549-4201 for more information. CANCER RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUP For people living with cancer and their support persons. Meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave. For more information, call A.J. Inkster at 250-307-4410. EUCHRE PLAYED Thursdays from 12:45 - 3 p.m. All players 50 and over welcome to join us at the Schubert Centre. Call Wilfred and Ruth at 558-5818; Verna and Jim at 5420828; Muriel at 542-9335; Alice at 549-8430. TIME OUT GROUP AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE If you enjoy doing crafts and socializing with a great group of people, come on out and join the Time Out group every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for more information.


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Community Calendar VERNON STROKE RECOVERY BRANCH Meets Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at The Pantry’s banquet room. Support to stroke survivors, their families and caregivers; socialization, recreational, educational activities to enhance, develop and maintain motor and cognitive skills. Call Brenda Paul at 542-2555 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON THURSDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave., Vernon. Thursday Morning Step Group (H), open, 10 a.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. BYOBB Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., Mug and Muffin, 2801B-34th St. Thursday discussion group (X) open, 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) handicap access. (X) no handicap access VINTAGE CARS Are you interested in old cars? The Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We welcome interested guests and new members. Please note: though owning a vintage car may be desirable, it is not a necessity. Call Robert at 260-3969, Glen at 5463252 or e-mail to damzerr@telus.net. PREGNANT? NEED ASSISTANCE? Information, counselling, layettes provided. Call 545-5520 for an appointment or visit Vernon Prolife office at 3105C-31st Ave., on a Thursday morning. NEW HOPE’S OFFICE & RESOURCE CENTRE For widows and widowers, weekly coffee time at the New Hope office, Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., the People Place, #005, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We have a lostand-found cat registry. If you have found a cat, or your cat has gone missing, call Margaret at 542-3980 with description and we will do our best to help. The registry is anonymous, we only require information about the cat. FREE LEGAL DROP-IN CLINIC Every Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m., room 303, the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Open to all, regardless of financial circumstances, volunteer lawyers provide up to 15 minutes of basic advice on legal issues. For more info. or to make an appointment, call Colleen Hoople, Specialized Victim Assistance, at 542-3322 or Wynn Hartfelder, Outreach, at 542-1185. MULTIPLES GROUP Support group for families with twins and triplets. For more information, call Trina at 545-9825. TOPS GROUP MEETS THURSDAYS St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $25 to join and $5 monthly fee. For more information, call Marlyn at 545-8124. THE FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEET Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. at The Pantry. Speaker Helen Sasges Donovan on the topic: St. James Catholic Church. All welcome and lunch is available. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden, Feb.5th 7 to 8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. We begin series on “The Power To Change.” Why is life sometimes filled with problems, frustrations, obstacles? Gen Sanden will explain how Buddha’s wisdom gives insight into the root cause and methods to move through the difficult situations we find ourselves in. You are welcome to attend any or all classes in the series. Drop-in fee $10 adults, $5 students. For information, call 250-558-0952 or see the website at www.shantideva.dorjechang.ca No fragrance please.

ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. All welcome. Call Carolyn at 542-6333 or see www.arthritis.ca. Topic for our Feb. 5 meeting is “The Truth About Arthritis: A Drugless Approach to Better Health.” B.C. GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEEES’ ASSOC. Luncheon Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Schubert Centre. MUCH MUSIC VIDEO DANCE Elementary only, Feb. 5, Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission $10 (tickets available at Boys and Girls Club, Carnival office, local elementary schools). Entertainment with Much Music Video Dance. Concession available. Come out for a fun filled evening of popular music and dancing. Parents and family members welcome to purchase tickets and attend with their child/children. WONDERCAFÉ-LIVE! in Lumby is featuring Doug Jones, photographer, who will present discussion on his topic, The Illusion of Image. This gathering will be Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lumby United Church Hall (Vernon Street at Park Avenue). Come and discover what Doug’s work has to offer: a unique experience of images without manipulative or persuasive illusions that clutter our landscapes. Join us for

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COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy great opportunity for fellowship through music: singing old hymns, gospel and southern gospel songs in fellowship hall at First Baptist Church (1406 – 32 Ave). Karl will lead as the Sing-Along Band plays. THE VERNON WINTER CARNIVAL Spirit Of Gold Anniversary Party. Join us in celebrating 50 years of Carnival Fun. Bring the whole family to this event complete with free anniversary cake (1:30 p.m.), kids’ activities, concession, special sponsor booths & vendors, community displays, free skating (4 p.m), entertainment, door prizes every ½ hour, face painting, games, bounce hire, clowns, crafts, cookie decorating, goody bags and lots more, Vernon Rec. Centre auditorium & gym, Feb.7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission by donation.

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Many interesting ideas could come out of a discussion with friends who know how to analyze things in a realistic and practical manner, even if there is one among the group who is a bit brainwashed. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Act in harmony with your thoughts, and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise, especially with regard to career aspirations. You’ll quickly know if they’re any good. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Keep the lines of communication open with someone who always has some interesting ideas to toss around. It not only keeps your mind hopping; it can expand your thinking as well. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Even if you have a few false starts, you should be able to find the solution to a nagging domestic problem that, until now, has been evading you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Keep your thinking flexible because you could make a few false starts. You need an open mind in order to resolve any issue or problem that may be troubling you. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) With your clever mind, even though you may not be looking, you should be able to find several small ways of economizing, such as repairing something yourself instead of replacing it. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23) Although you might be in the mood to socialize or play a sport much of the day, as nighttime falls, you are likely to want to curl up and relax. Don’t plan anything for the evening.

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PROSSER, Shelby Shelby was born in Kelowna on September 8th, 1985, moving to Vernon at age 4. She attended Beairsto School for Kindergarten and Grade one, going on to Harwood School and then graduating from Seaton School. Shelby had many interests growing up – ballet, swimming, karate and her all time favourite, snowboarding. Moving to Whistler was a dream come true for her. While at Whistler, she met so many great people and employers; most of all, Kevin, the love of her life. Shelby was diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2009 and spent a very hard year undergoing treatments which included a bone marrow transplant. Finally she succumbed to Leukemia on January 29th, 2010 at the age of 24 years. Through all this suffering, Shelby kept her glowing smile and zest for life. We have all been touched by her smile and sparkling brown eyes! Shelby is survived by her loving parents, Larry and Bev of Vernon, one brother, Shawn of Calgary, the love of her life, Kevin Bartkowski of Prince George, grandparents, Bert and Sylvia Graf of Kelowna, grandmother, Arselie Prosser of Kelowna, great grandmother, Tina Dale of Calgary, very special great aunt, Una, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, John Boldt and Ivan Prosser. Deep and heart-felt Thank you to: Grandma and Grandpa Graf whose love and devotion goes unmeasured Dan and Jaime Currie whose help made things so much easier Teresa Deleurne – for all you’ve done Dr. Jonathan – the “whisperer” Cathy (mom) from Splitz and Tara for “Shelby Days” The Trout Club – awesome! Janet and Wendy from OPD Dr. Long Special person, Cecelia Beverley Biggs of Vanouver Clayton of Vernon Everyone who helped Shelby A private family service was held on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010. The Celebration of Life will be held at Mojo’s on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Please wear purple. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Shelby may do so to North Okanagan Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250-542-4333

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HADDEN, Ray Ray passed away peacefully on January 27th, 2009 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 73 years. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Sharon of 35 years, one daughter, Sam (Jim) Macauley of Lumby, two stepsons, Mark (Sheri) Reed of Poco and Daniel (Debi) Reed of Surrey, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild (on the way), numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by one stepson, Timothy Reed in 1986, four brothers and one sister. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at the Lumby Christian Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ray may do so to: Lumby Christian Church, 1962 Maple Street, Lumby, BC. V0E 2G0. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250-542-4333

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TONY GILBERT

(Alexander Anthony Gilbert) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2010 with his wife by his side and surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

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Tony is survived by his loving wife Wendy, children Nicole of Stony Plain Alberta, Angela of Kamloops and Alex of Lumby; his grandchildren and numerous family. Tony was born in Edmonton Alberta on April 23, 1956 and grew up in Bella Coola BC. Tony lived and worked in many places throughout Albert and BC, finally moving to Lumby BC with his family in June 2000 to attend OUC’s RV Technician Program and later a Heavy Equipment Operator course. He was deeply devoted to his family and loved spending time fishing, hunting and camping. He will be missed by many. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice House, Dr’s Hardy and Johnson and all the staff at the Vernon Cancer Centre; Murray, Bonnie, Karen, Christine and the wonderful staff at Community Care, Dr. Jolly, Judy (Lumby IDA) and her staff, and all the wonderful people who supported Tony and his family on his journey. A Celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Old Age Pensioners Hall (OAP), 1737 Glencaird, Lumby, BC.; interment to follow at Lumby Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at the OAP after interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

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Margaret (Peggy) Porter 1917 – 2010

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It was shortly after her graduation that Peggy met Cecil Porter, a young man who had ridden the rails from Manitoba, finding work at the ranch. Before long they were inseparable and on August 31, 1940 they married in Victoria where, after his enlistment at the outbreak of war, Cecil had been stationed with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Following the war, Cecil and Peggy returned to Vernon and bought a small home on Mission Hill where they set up house and raised their two children. Despite Cecil’s declining health, their life together was filled with love and kindness – we never heard our parents raise their voices to each other. We remember our home as a happy and nurturing address, constantly filled with the comings and goings of our friends – who were always welcomed. Mom’s bread and cookies were legendary and she loved to share her baked goodies with our friends. Everyone in our group considered her a second Mom and she was always referred to as “Ma Porter” or just plain “Ma.” She loved that. All during Dad’s illness and after his passing in 1969, we never heard a complaint from Mom. She went on to spend the majority of her life caring for those who needed assistance – running an errand, taking them shopping or driving to doctors – she truly loved to help. She was very proud of her children and her grandchildren – gushing over a goal scored by a grandson, or a music recital by a granddaughter. And she was absolutely delighted with the arrival of two great-grandchildren. And we were so very proud of her. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Cecil in 1969 and a grandson, Andrew, in 1973. She is survived by two children: Wayne (Joy) of Victoria and Helen Stefiuk (Joe) of Comox. Five grandchildren: Shawn Porter (Nicki) of Victoria, Stuart Porter of Calgary, Sheila Rivers (Chris) of Banff, Kate Stefiuk of Nanaimo and Adam Stefiuk of Ft. St. John, and two great-grandchildren: Linden of Victoria and Kayla of Calgary. Peggy’s family would like to offer a very sincere thank you to Jackie and John Issler and to their children Alex and Christien, Mom’s care givers for the past year, for the love, compassion, understanding and exceptional care mom received while a resident of their private care home. Those who knew Peggy are invited to join her family in a Celebration of Life in the Banquet Room at Schubert Centre on Friday, February 5 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tea and sandwiches provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Schubert Centre. Thank you for being our mom – we love you deeply and will miss you greatly.


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Misc Services CHEAP TELEPHONE RECONNECT! Low rates, fast connections, reliable service. Internet & long distance offered. Ask about holiday discounts! Call now - Phone Factory Reconnect. 1-877-336-2274 www.phonefactory.ca

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

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

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

Help Wanted

542-8620 Help Wanted


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PAINTING

DRYWALL

PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING

DAVIES DRYWALL

Plumbing Reno’s • Alterations • Water Treatment

Certified Management Accountant

DL Decor & Painting

Corporate, Small Business, Mobile Accounting & Taxes

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

1-877-546-2622

Over 30 years trained experience

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

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

STUCCO

4th & 5th Generation Licensed Plumbers, Father & son Team

Quality Workmanship & Reasonable Rates

AQUA-PRO or Email: sleggett@aqua-prosystems.ca Call Steve: 250.307.8925

SYSTEMS

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

EXCAVATING

309-7008

CONCRETE

Joe Nessman

Business Management Consulting

Brigitte’s Onsite

BOOKKEEPING Service • YOUR OFFICE OR MINE • FLEXIBLE HOURS Taking the guesswork out of bookkeeping

250-545-0883 250-306-6610

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE Specializing in Small Businesses

250-545-8294

CARWAY STUCCO “All Your Concrete Needs”

25 + years Experience

Tazz’s Concrete

Ph: 307-0387

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

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

308-9783 549-5140

TAX REBATES - Call Us??? Us ??? CREW WITH FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED QUALITY RATES

GENERAL LABOUR

Mike Howe 20 yrs. experience Guaranteed & Professional! BOOKING FOR SPRING!

GUTTERS

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

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

Also Serving Westside Rd

Phone Mike: 306-3499

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

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

Free Estimates

HEATING

HERE!

DIRECTORY 250-550-7900

549-0115

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

You Belong

250-308-4380

BUSINESS

( 250 ) 542-4492

• 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 BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

THE “GUTTER GUY” STORE

• 6” Monster Gutter, 5” Fascia Gutter, 5” K Style Gutter • Hardie & Vinyl Siding • Fascia • Soffits • Gutter Cleaning & Repairs • Leafguard, window & doors • GUTTERS START AT $1.50/lin.ft. Come down to our store at: #1-1711 Kalamalka Lake Rd. 250-503-7456

WINDOWS & DOORS

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

JACK WESSELL PAINTING INTERIOR - EXTERIOR - CEILINGS SPRAYED STUCCO - WOOD - VINYL - FENCES 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE • WORK GUARANTEED

Call Jack 250-308-2870

INTERIOR DESIGN

CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

COMPLETE INTERIOR DESIGN TO REFLECT YOUR DISCRIMINATING TASTE

~ Renovations & New Construction ~

Call For Free Consultation Today

WINDOW CLEANING

STREAKY - CLEAN “For all your window and door needs Spring GOVERNMENT GRANTS Window Cleaning - WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per and eaves troughs. Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

B: 503-0681 C: 503-6273

FREE ESTIMATES • CALL SCOTT

250-308-0689

250-309-7280

www.crystalkleardesign.com

CK DESIGN

Exclusive We Now Sell Cabinetry! Montalco Dealer

WATER SYSTEMS

OKANAGAN WELL & PUMP SERVICE

Sales, service & installation

“Water When You Need It”

MOVING CONTACT

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

CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

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

THE MAN WITH THE VAN 35 Years Experience • Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries • Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan • Everyone enjoy a 10% discount with our already cheap rates!

Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226

Kelly Desjardins

250-550-5553

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION

JOB JAR II

Inside - Out

• TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) • WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS • CARPENTRY • DECKING • BATHROOM RENOVATIONS • PLUMBING 16 • GENERAL REPAIRS Years Experience

S&G CONTRACTING

Hardi-Plank Siding Specialist

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

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

250-542-8368 (Home)

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

Nu-Look Homeworks

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

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron @ 250-309-0435 or 250-542-1419 nu_lookhomeworks@shaw.ca

For Free Estimate Call:

CHRIS - 250-542-6277 References • All Work Guaranteed Totally Reliable & Friendly Service

SIDING

HARDI-PLANK

SOFFITS

FASCIA

COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 542-5925 GUTTERS

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

Gary Burr

250.808.1655

DECKING

RAILING

PATIO COVER

Old World Craftsman Renovations • QUALITY • PRICE • SERVICE

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

Alex

ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter • Renovations • Remodelling • New Construction

250-307-1726

Mark of Excellence Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

Certified Registered Builder with New Home Warranty

Foundation, Framing, Finishing and Renovation work • Armstrong, Falkland, Vernon area Call John at: • 21 years in business • Free Estimates

250-549-0660 Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair

Quick Erec rectt Framin ramingg & Renos

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

Basements - Decks - Vinyl Siding Sidin Laminate Floors - Drywall - Painting Paintin

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

No Job Too Big Bi g or Small Free Estimates • Kevin Schuler

C: 250-306-4016 • H: 250-547-7979

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

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

1-800-88-HANDY

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

Bathroom Renovations

The Hardi Joys - Solving all your Siding Mysteries Exterior Finishing & Renovations

ALL TILE INSTALLATION WET AREA REPAIRS

www.thehardijoys.com

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

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

Call Dave at 250-515-1834

250-546-3574 Serving the North Okanagan

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 250-550-7900

WELDING

Silver Tip

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

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

Terrence John Interiors

Belle Meade

Phone: 260-8609

Developments Ltd.

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

www.bellemeade.ca w

250-275-3058

DECKING

Industries Ltd.

ELECTRICAL

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

• Home Makeovers •

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama

ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

- Welding - Custom or Repair - Fabrication - Aluminum

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

250.308.2490 Scott Stuchberry

SUPERIOR DECK LTD VINYL DECKING • ALUMINUM RAILING

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

CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

CONTACT CLASSIFIED

Mike 250-938-8133

HANDYMAN HANDS

AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS

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

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M

You Belong

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

ALL WORK GUARANTEED OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Kevin 250-308-9592

PROCTER CONSTRUCTION LTD.

RED TRUCK RENOVATIONS

Laursen Electric Commercial Residential Service

DEPARTMENT

New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured

250-550-7900

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

WELDING FABRICATION

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

SPECIALIZING IN ALUMINIUM & STAINLESS PRODUCTS & REPAIR 8102 Highland Place, Vernon ( north end of Swan Lake)

250-260-3257 www.lenblower.com • len1066@shaw.ca

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900


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

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Junk Removal fr. $75., Bin Rentals fr. $125. ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com Call 250-307-8998

Boarding Horse boarding Coldstream, large pastures,w/shelter, close to Riding Club & trails. 250-938-1080.

Equestrian BIG M SADDLES AND TACK 5765 Falkland Rd. (behind pub) Falkland Feb. 10% off sale! Every item in store. Aussie saddles, pads, girth and saddle bags. English & western saddles and headstalls. Gypsy, pony and full size driving harness. Leather and show halters Winter and stable blankets and much more. www.bigmtack.com Ph. 250 379-2078

Feed & Hay 1ST CROP alfalfa/grass hay heavy square bales. $5.50/ bale. 250-546-8275 after 6pm only. Excellent quality grass hay 70-75lb bales, $7/bale (250)838-6725 Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630. FIRST crop alfalfa & second crop alfalfa. Sm. square bales. Armstrong 250-546-3371.

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Pets

Appliances

Furniture

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

* 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.

HIDE-A-BED for sale. Good cond. Rarely used. $125 obo. 250-545-1934. HOTEL BED clearance. Over 100 queen and king size beds. $100 and up. Super 8 Vernon 4204 32nd Vernon, BC (250) 542-4434. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 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 Sofabed, queen size, like new, matching chair, green $400 OBO (250)545-4327

CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. DECORATIVE STONE PANELS “EasyROCK” The Beauty of stone without the mason: Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire rating: 604-248-2062. www.jmcomprock.com DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? (250)307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1-888-239-9999 Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS. Durable, Dependable, Pre-engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 for free brochure. HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone. Call to connect NOW! 1-866-287-1348 Moving Must Sell! China cabinet $150. 250-545-2723, 250-550-5494. MOVING SALE: Utility trailer for garden tractor, electric lift chair w/remote, USB turntable, oak china cabinet w/curved glass front, 15” saddle w/saddle bags, 9’ steel snowmobile deck for truck, ‘95 Yamaha Phaser, some antique furniture & misc & more. 250-542-5239 NEED BUILDING PLANS

STEEL BUILDING SALE! Less than WOOD. Less than CANVAS. Various sizes and shapes. Canadian Manufacturer Direct. For the BEST AND LOWEST call Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. 1-800-668-5422 **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255.

IMMACULATE GROUND level condo at Skyway Village, Vernon. immediate possession. $219,000, seller motivated. 250-309-1870 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

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

Phone 542-7203

www.vernonanimalcare.com 11mth neutered male, Sheperd lab retriever X, black long haired. $150.1-250- 546-0616. Beautiful Jack Russell Min Pin Pups great family dogs, ready to go. $399. 250-546-8344. CHIHUAHUA/ YORKY cross, have parents. 2M, black & tan, $399 ea or $499 both. Born Nov 4. 250-765-1092 or 250-212-1212 Ferret, descented, spayed & litter trained, big cage & accessories. $300 obo. 250-545-4161. Maremma/Kangel and Akbash/Kangal puppies, guardian, predator control, 1st shot/deworming. $300-$400. 250-547-6253. Mini Aussie-Border Collie puppies. Avail late Feb. $700 See photos on Kijiji.ca 375-2526 Mini Daschund puppies $300 (250)422-3399, (250)420-7417 REGISTERED German Shephard Pups, great temperment, bred to be adaptable to all lifestyles. $1200. 250-768- 7241 Stud Service CKC reg yellow lab (white)- American Thunderhead, 3yrs. hunting/family dog. Parents reg. Hips & eyes certified. Pic’s. 250-558-0459 Wanted: Pug for stud services. 250-260-0248.

Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES Now open again Sat. & Sun. 10-5 Or by appt. 4262 MacDonald Rd.5 minutes from Armstrong (off Otter Lake Rd.) Quality antiques.(250)546-2529

Crocks, jar, jugs, flat irons, pressure cooker & much more. Call (250)549-3581 TRINKETS RELOCATION 4300-27th St. (next door to Doodles) Grand Openings. Saturday Feb. 6th at 10am.

Appliances

Building Supplies EXTERIOR sidings: board & batten, channel, bevel, log cabin. Dry. T&G; fir, cedar & pine (1x4 1x6). Fencing; fir & cedar. Latice panels. Timbers & beams. Lumber for garden boxes, retaining walls, hobby wood. 2202 Hwy 97. 250-546-6038

Farm Equipment 2006 Kabota 3030 hst, 30 hp, 4 wheel drive, loader, full cab, w/ac, rear blade,72” grass cutter.$24,500. 250-547-8993. Massey Ferguson Tractor, w/4 accessories, mower, auger, forks & blade. $3100 call Kathy (250)766-1685

Food Products 100 Mile diet, Grain fed lean long horn beef by the side CWF $2.65/lb. 250-546-6494.

Firewood/Fuel 4-CORDS of yellow Pine. $125/cord delivered. 250-308-8837 days, 250-545-1313 after 5pm Dry pine $160/1-ton truck full. 250-549-0537, 250-542-4116. 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. WOODY’S FIREWOOD 7 days a week. Stacked on the truck, full cords, fir $190, pine $160, split & delivered. Vernon area. Call anytime 250-306-6029

Furniture

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

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Stuart 250-549-6545 BEST DEAL! Stackers. Front loads starting at $100 and up. (250)549-3781 STOVE for sale $40. 250-838-5538. Washer, Maytag heavy duty, works well $50. 250-545-4280.

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 BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microfiber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 CHESTERFIELD & love seat $200. Office swivel chair $30. Good cond. (250)547-2374

Livestock

Livestock

Misc. for Sale

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

HAY for sale, alfalfa grass mix, 70lb bales. Call (250)545-2434

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868

Auctions

Auctions

s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY FEB. 3 • 6:00 P.M.

AUCTION

Furniture: Queen Size “Gorilla” Box & Mattress, Black 2 Door Ent. Cabinet, Antique Lawyers Book Shelf, 2 Koa Wood Cabinets, Fold Out Bar, 2 Tan Cloth & Wood Chairs, 3 Marble Top Plant Stands, Antique Writing Desk, Antique Plant Stand, Antique Brass & Marble Cherub Lamp, Table w/6 Chairs, & 2 Leafs w/ Matching China Cabinet & Hutch, Filing Cabinets, Computer Desk, Oak Microwave Stand, 2 Mirrored Dresser, Tan Chair & Ottoman, Dove Lamp, Floral Couch, 2 Pc White Sectional Couch, Masks, Rugs, Pictures, BBQ And More. NEW FINE JEWELLERY: Gold, Silver, Diamond, Sapphires, Pearls, New Watches

Electronics: 20” TV w/DVD & VCR, VCR’s, Speakers, TV’s, DVD & VCR Player, DVD Players & More, Whirlpool Washers & Whirlpool Gas Dryers, 3 Washer Dryer Sets, 2 Stoves, Almond Inglis Fridge. Dishes: New Sets of Denby, Noritaki, Maxwell & More. Royal Doulton, Gordon Ramsey Pot Sets

Tools: Wood Fence Sections, Wire, Tires, Compressor, Rockwell/ Beaver 10” Band Saw, 12” Tilt Head Band Saw, Double Sink w/ Taps, Hand Tools And More.

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

DODDS AUCTION

250-545-3259

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

Medical Supplies 2 manual wheel chair, good cond. Canes, one for the blind, adjustable. (250)549-3581 LIKE NEW MUST SELL electric wh chairs, assist poles, walkers, hospital bed, power lift recliners, transfer chairs, etc 250-546-8047

Misc. for Sale 10x40 leitz binoculars, new $2200, asking $1200 Firm. German Weatherby Mark V 300 caliber glass bedded w/3x9 Burris scope, fire lesson 100 rounds +extras, $2000 Firm. 250-547-6018. 19” Color TV, exc. cond, hardly used, w/entertainment centre. $45 (250)308-8129 A Free Telephone Service. Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’’t Sweat It.No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 A moving sale. Dufferin slate pool table 8x4,fridge, bdrm furn, above ground pool, ent unit, computer, TV’s,porch swing,tires.,etc.250-558-1592. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/USA. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; www.bigirondrilling.com ATTN. all businesses, restaurants, hair salons, retail, ect. Loans available 5k-150k. Easy qualifying. 96% approval rate. 7days/week. 250-558-0796. Cast iron wood stove (50,000 BTU’s) used 1 season, new cost $2450. Asking $1500. (250)546-8768 Clean hot plate w/2 solid burners. $10 (250)275-0995

FIR BARK MULCH Shavings & Sawdust

10-90 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Auctions

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

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

NEXT REGULAR SALES THURS., FEB. 11 & FEB. 25 www.valleyauction.ca or call us at 250-546-9420 903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C.

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

New home or renovations Call North Okanagan Blue Print 250-558-8791

NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” in Diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40% www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT OLYMPIC MENS HOCKEY TICKETS at cost ($150 each) Fin-Ger, Swe-Ger, Ger-Bel, Rus-Lat, Fin-Bel. Plus closing ceremony at cost ($518 each) (250)558-5324 OYLPMIC HOCKEY TICKETS Men’s Semi Final, Feb. 26 at GM Place, 2 tickets on blue line $1100 obo. 250-275-1212 Portuguese Antique solid wood kitchen table & 4 chairs, newly refinished, exc/cond $450. (250)558-3508 Sheer curtains 2- 58”x76”, exc. cond. $20. 250-549-1798 Slate pool table, $500. You pick up. 250-550-5852. *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. USED Pool table, 4x8, c/w cues $375 obo. 250-549-6005.

VALENTINE LOVELINES 1x1=$19.28+gst 2x2=$36.00+gst Publishing: Sunday, Feb 14th,2010 Booking Deadline: Feb 11,2010 4:00 pm Whirlpool W/D, exc.cond. $400/pair. 250-545-2190 or lv msg.

Musical Instruments GERHARDT Heintzmann piano $1300 obo. 250-558-9826. NEW Combe piano w/pedals & matching bench. $950. 250-549-0570. THE VISITING PIANO TEACHER Tired of driving your kids around? Quality Piano Lessons in your home. Fatima 250-306-6176 Email:ftm2009@live.ca

For Sale By Owner Armstrong 926 sq.ft.,, 2bdrm, updated, walk downtown. $169,200. 250-546-0141. ARMSTRONG: bright, spacious, 4bdrm+den, 2bath, family home, quiet neighborhood.$289,900 (250)546-8786 Close in Triplex, $285,000. Rent it for $1800/mo. (250)545-4573 ENDERBY home: room to grow, 1200 sq.ft., Rancher, 3 bdrm, large flat lot, close to Rec. area, Riverwalk and downtown. 250-838-5999. Enderby updated level entry & full basement 3 bd 2 full ba attach wrkshop cls to sch/dntwn $309,000 250-838-0768

Houses For Sale

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

Sporting Goods

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

RUSSIAN SKS’’s - Special Selection, cleaned, oiled & inspected, $299. Ammo - 1120 RDS-Case $195. 12 ga shotgun ammo & clay targets $99. Quality Firearms bought & sold. GLOCK stocking dealer. Weber & Markin, The Okanagans Professional Gunsmiths for over 25 yrs. 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna, (250)762-7575

The Time is Right to List with Me!

250-549-7258

Beth Marks the Spot! Realtor®

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 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.

Apt/Condos for Sale 2-BDRM totally renovated, close to downtown Vernon. $159,900 (250)826-2284 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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

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Lots Spectacular view of Kal Lake, suitable for house, level entrance, walk out bsmt, 7min. to Vernon, 4min walk to Tennis court, 5min to secluded beach, 3min drive to boat launch. Priced below cost $354,000 (250)503-7309 Fred

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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

Acreage 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.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Westmount Apts 2 bedroom apartments available. 50+ Senior Building No pets, no smoking, covered parking, elevator, laundry. Move In Incentive

250-545-7251 1 BDRM apt. across from Schubert Centre, ground level, heat & hot water included in rent. $650/mo. + util. 250-308-8500

Valleyview Apartments st

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

Move In Incentive

250-558-9696 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo for rent available Feb 15. Near Vernon Golf Course and Kal Lake, 2 parking stalls, washer and dryer in unit. $1050 + utilities

250-308-9601

2 Bedroom, NS, NP, Recently Painted

695 + utilities Close to Downtown. Call 250-307-4529 for further info. $

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 BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS

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 1 & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)260-1630 1 BACHELOR H/W cable incl. Elevator, coin laundry, 35+ bldg, N/Pets. $560 +DD. 250-549-4220.

Apt/Condo for Rent 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

MORRIS MANOR Spacious 1 bedroom suite. 2 bedroom corner suite. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call

250-542-8989 1bdrm, avail. now. $650/mo NS/NP. (250)308-7267 www.rentvernon.ca 1BDRM, bachelor, avail in bright, clean bldg incl. heat, h/w, elevator, prkg, locker, N/S, N/P, 40+, Starting $530 250-550-4069 1bdrm bungalow, quiet fully furnished, full cable & util. N/S, N/P, single person, weekly rates,$660/mo. (250)558-6837 2-bdrm, 1-bath condo, Armstrong, N/S, $800/mo + util. Feb15, 250-546-6326, 250-306-4498 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $850/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2BDRM, 2-bath suite, downtown location, a/c, f/s, balcony, dishwasher, parking, $800/mo. N/P, 250-549-0644. 2bdrm, completely reno’d, close to downtown, avail. now or Feb 1. First half month rent Free. $800/mo. 250-826-2284 2bdrm, lakeview/beach, furn, ac, np/ns, d/w, w/d, $900/mo+ hydro. 250-307-0093 2 BDRM, laundry, D/W, N/S, N/D, Feb 1st, $875/mo + hydro. 250-545-7644

3304 35 ave, Capri Gardens 1 bdrm (A/C) fireplace, newer floors, new fridge, paint. Great location near downtown/transit. small pet ok? Laundry on site. 750/mo + util Avail Feb 15th. call 250-307-5019 ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261 ARMSTRONG 2bdrm suite $650/mo. incl. heat. Ref’s please. Ann 250-546-0993 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 AVAIL MAR 1 very clean, quiet, top flr 2 br condo, perfect for young prof or small family, 5 app, secure ent, assigned pkg, n/s,ref req,clse to shops/schools. $975 util. not incl. 250-549-2140 after 5 pm 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 2bdrm, 55+, NP, RR, $640/mo +util. Drop resume at #6-3906 29th Ave. 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

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

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 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 NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C. S/S appl. Laundry H/U $1050 & up. 250-938-4185. Newly renovated 1 bedroom condo on 24th Avenue with private yard, summer pool, storage locker & covered parking. A must see! $700/month plus utilities. 250-938-5789. www.available4rent.ca RENOVATED 1 & 2-bdrm units $575-$750, 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.

4BDRM house, across the street from Okanagan lake, laundry incl. Show me the money! $1200 obo 250-309-1171 AVAIL immed, large 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, 5-appl, RV-parking, N/S, pets neg, Ref Req, $1200/mo incl/util. Seniors or challenged needing assistance may inquire. (250)542-0122

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

250-549-0198

640SQFT of office space available immediately. Front row Alpine Center on Kal Lake rd. Lots of parking. Call 250-558-3001, 250-307-4899. COMMERCIAL SPACE VERNON, GREAT LOCATION 1500 sq ft Downtown Vernon, C8. $1000/mo plus utilities. 6 parking stalls. Good exposure and access. Available immediately. 250-503-7971. 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 2BDRM 1/2 duplex, avail Jan.30, F/S, W/D, $950/mo, NS/NP, 4220 Bella Vista rd. Craig 250-503-8993. 2BDRM centrally located, one month FREE,fs, wd, $950 incl heat, wireless & elec 308-7456 2BDRM, daylight, NS, pet ok with deposit avail Feb 1. $900/mo. 250-558-0969, 250-938-1957 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 2br bright bsmn’t suite, 6appl. prkg, NP, NS, $1200/mo util/incl except cable & phone. +DD. (250)542-9107 evenings 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, reno’d, F/S, W/D h/u, NS/NP, family oriented. $850/mo. 250-545-8864. 4BDRM, +den, 2 full baths, fenced yard, DW, WD, near Fulton, cul-de-sac, single garage, ns, np, RR, $1350/mo +util. 250-503-7273.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm $700/mo+heat/util, no parties, n/s, pets neg. $400DD Avail Feb 1 250-309-0277.

Modular Homes AVAIL March 1. 3bdrm, 2bath, F/S, W/D, propane electric heat, 13kms South on Westside rd. Dependable long term renters w/ref’s. 250-549-1848

Homes for Rent

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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

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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon ONE BEDROOM, Adult oriented, quiet, overlooking creek, covered parking, on bus route, close to grocery, summer swimming pool. $575/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. 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. 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. WESTSIDE CABIN/HOUSE, Spacious 2 bdrm, jacuzzi tub in lofted master, cedar finish, F/S, W/D $875/mo. Available Immediately. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580

Homes for Rent

Want to be cozy and comfortable

1BDRM home, pleasant location, Vernon, ns/np, $750/mo Avail Feb 1. (250)542-9154 2bdrm mobile w/addition in park, 2bath, f/s, w/d, m/w, freezer, sm. garage, deck, yard, avail. Mar 1/10. RR $850 +util. (250)549-2678 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, 2bath, Enderby, 5appl, fenced yard, large decks, $1200/mo incl/some util. Avail March 1. 250-308-8249. 3-BDRM, East Hill, gas f/p, 6-appl, covered deck, private backyard, n/s, n/p, avail now, $1200/mo +util, (250)503-2150 3-bdrm, mainfloor, Coldstream, N/S, N/P, F/S, W/D, Large deck, $1200 incl/util 250-308-9178 3bdrm mobile on 10acres, horse barn, shop, all fenced, $1200. +DD. 250-546-8836 3bdrms top floor, Across from Morning Star, 1.5bath, new reno’d, all laminate floor, 5appl, $1200/mo +util, small pets ok. Avail Feb 1. 250-275-1276, 250-306-4996. 4BDRM, 2200sqft home on small view acreage, avail. Mar.1, 3bath, 2 garages, fenced yard, AC, sauna, 8-appl. laminate floors, nat. gas & electric heat, cold rm, lg covered deck, fruit trees, walking distance to VG Mall, septic system, located just North of Butcher Boys on PV Rd. $1925/mo. +util. 250-542-2019 4-bdrm, 3-bath, f/s, w/d, near school, pets ok, Avail. immed. $1350/mo (250)545-9191 5-BDRM, 2-bath, 2000sqft, house on Kal Rd, close to beach, schools, small dogs, n/s, $1900/mo +util., avail immed, 250-275-3188 5-BDRM, 2-bath, South Vernon, quiet cul-de-sac, n/s, n/p, incl, f/s, w/d, $1200 + util 250-307-3586. AVAILABLE now 3 bedroom home 1200 per month, please call 250-309-5643 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 kristip@telus.net BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW Avail March 1. 2800sqft, 5bdrm +den, 2.5bath, 5appl, fenced yard, on quiet culdesac in family area, pets neg. lease neg. references a must, $1750/mo +util. 403-257-0284 sylvia.maric@shaw.ca Coldstream, 3bdrm, 2.5bath, clean, spacious, near college, avail March 1. $1200/mo +util. NS/NP. 250-545-7196. Coldstream, cute, clean, 2bdrm, large yard, creekside deck, W/D, DW, perfect for couple or single, $1200//mo +util. March 1. 250-549-6808. FURNISHED UPPER FLOOR EXECUTIVE HOME Panoramic view, 3bdrm, 2bath, jacuzzi, 2 f/p, luxuriously furnished, NS/NP. $1700/mo. 250-308-9282. SALMON ARM, Newly reno’’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

*Houses *Townhouses *Furnished Accommodation *Vernon *Armstrong

2 bd 2 bath condo $950 3901 32nd Ave Incl heat & appl Avail Feb No pets 2 bd 1 bath apart 3906 27 Ave $745 + util incl FS Avail now 2 bd 1 bath 55+ condo $795+util 3701 27 Ave Incl appl cov parking avail now 1 bd 1bath Condo $675+util 3901 32nd Ave Incl heat & appls avail Feb No pets CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119

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Must view this 2 bedroom cottage. Call 250-545-0470 or 250-545-8367

3 bd 1 bath ARMSTRONG home $1100 + util 2980 Wolfenden Incl FS Avail now 3 bd renovated home 2113 34 st $1100 + util inc FSWD avail now 2 bd 1 bath townhouse $895+util 3800 40 Ave incl FSWD Avail Jan 3 bd 2.5 bath deluxe townhouse $1350 + util 4900 Heritage Dr incl appl Avail now 2 bd 1 bath townhouse $790 + util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl Avail now 4 bd 3 bath exec home $1500 +util 1011 Mt Ida Incl appl Available month to month 3 bd 3.5 bath FURNISHED home 9725 Cameron Rd $1500 + util avail now 2+ bd 2 bath FURNISHED home $1250 13412 WestKal incl util & appl avail now-Apr 3 bd 3 bath FURNISHED home 18451 Crystal Waters Rd $1500 incl util & appl

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

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at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

EXECUTIVE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-550-0238 Coldstream upper 4 bed suite, hot tub, pool $1900 Coldstream lower 3 bed suite, pool $1400 Downtown 4 bed main floor $1300; 3 bed newly renovated basement $1000 South Vernon 2 bed basement $750 inclusive, fenced yard House opposite Seaton 2 month rental $1300

House w/self contained 1bdrm suite, close to Hospital, $1500 + all util. And upper duplex, across from Mission Hill School, $995 +util. Phone evenings (250)545-7512 Kalavista and Postill area.3 bdrm Coldstream Rancher. Beautiful home, with huge yard. Some pets welcome. Call 604-725-8713 for appt. TOTALLY RENOVATED 3 bed home, 5 appl, huge mstr, fenced yard, large deck, N/S, N/P, reference req. Feb 1, $1300/mo + util. 250-275-0665 WANT TO OWN? HAVE YOUR RENT MONEY WORKING FOR YOU!!! Rent to own, all areas, generous rent credit. QUALITY FREE INFO!!!!! 250-549-7090 www.okanaganleaseoption.com

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.

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

Senior Assisted Living Certified Care giver has 2 bdrms, meals & housekeeping for independant seniors. Bus route.250-307-5576

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 2-BDRM, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park, N/S, priv/entr, Avail Immed. $500/mo 15% util, pref.female. (250)545-1229 Close to town, 1bdrm, shared bath, $450/mo. + SD. standard util/incl. no chemical users or alcohol. (250)308-1147 MASTER bdrm, single $450, couple $700 incl/util. +DD. (778)475-0100 Room for rent, $500/mo internet/util incl. Male preferred. 250-545-8859. Avail Imm. Seeking roommate for lg new bsmn’t suite in Armstrong, new W/D, F/S, central air, $600/mo. all util, cable, internet incl. For info 250-550-9662 WANTED: Ages between 20-30. 2bdrms, avail imm. Must be clean & responsible. $475 per rm. incl/util/int. 250-869-5543

Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 1-250-212-8489 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. Best prices on new and used 20’ storage containers for sale or rent. 250-306-7447.

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Lower

1BDRM, male 40+ preferred, $350/mo util/incl & satt.TV, W/D, 250-542-5944.

1BDRM $650/mo incl.heat, hot water, F/S, NO DOGS. 250-542-3241, 250-542-9042

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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • 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

• THREE BEDROOM MOBILE IN LAWRENCE HEIGHTS – This mobile is located in the adult section of the park. Has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on a large lot with great view, includes F/S, D/W & W/D.

RENT: $900.00 or negotiable per month plus utilities

• LUMBY - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT – Second floor – above downtown business.

RENT: $750.00 per month, includes heat, water & sewer • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – At Capri Gardens beautifully upgraded with laminate flooring, open floor plan and paint.

RENT: $650.00 per month plus electricity • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – On Okanagan Avenue in Regency Gardens. Rent includes F/S, D/W on site coin laundry.

RENT: $650.00 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: $650.00 per month plus electricity

• ONE BEDROOM SUITE – On Alexis Park Drive. Close to schools, bus route, and shopping.

RENT: $650.00 per month plus utilities • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – On 43rd Avenue, on site coin laundry, close to shopping and bus routes.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - The Morning Star B19

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ST HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Halle Kozlowski Love from Mom & Dad

Happy Birthday Nyla

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Happy Birthday Travis Love Mom, Dad, Gramma & Grampa and Gramma W.

Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

1-BDRM, above ground, insuite w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now, $990/mo incl/util, lakeview, near OUC. (250)545-9204 1bdrm, centrally located, util/incl, pets welcome, $750/mo. (250)540-7695 1bdrm daylight suite, rural setting, sep/entry, w/d, ns, single, $650. incl/util. (778)475-4775 1BDRM, in Armstrong, NS, NP avail. immed. sep/entry, $650/mo. (250)503-4535 1BDRM newly reno’d, F/S, D/W, N/P, N/S, prefer quiet single person, $750/mo incl/util. 250-503-0003 1BDRM, NP/NS, priv.entrance & laundry, incl/util & cable, quiet area, on bus route, $800/mo. 250-549-7410. 1 LARGE BDRM, 1bath, beautiful, bright, clean, reno’d, F/S, DW, gas F/P, Large yard, incredible view, sep.entrance. Close to town, bus & college. $900/mo incl.all utilities, wireless internet, & cable. R.R. Avail March 1. 250-503-1270. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, exec suite, sep ent, parking, alarm & W/D, SS appl & A/C, N/S, $1100 incl util, Feb 1, (250)550-2736 2BDRM, Armstrong, NS/NP, $800/mo. 250-306-1012. 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 2bdrm level entry suite, new kitchen, sep. driveway & entry, quiet area, ns, np, $800 +util. 250-938-3114, 250-317-0722 2bdrm, Mission Hill, March 1 W/D, NS/NP, $900/mo util/incl. 250-306-6996 2-bdrm, n/s, n/p, util/incl, walk out deck. $900/mo (250)549-5170 2bdrm +office, WD, FS, $950/mo includes utilities. NS, NP. Avail Mar 1st. 250-309-1555 2bdrm suite, W/D, F/S, np, ns, OK landing area, $950/mo. incl/util. +cable, 250-306-3809 Avail Imm, 2bdrm, Mission Hill, $800/mo NP/NS, all util/incl, laundry, cable incl. Close to bus & school. 250-558-4836. BEAUTIFUL walk out 2bdrm 1300 sq.ft., BX area, n/s. $1,000/mo. 250-545-5737, 250-558-8342. BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Feb 1, $695/mo, plus util 250-275-0665 Bright 2bdrm, 1bath, W/D, F/S, DW, $800/mo util/incl. 250-275-3390 Evenings. 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: therobb@shaw.ca or (250)260-4461 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.

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 1bdrm suite, W/D, F/S, sep/entry, ns, single pref. $700 avail. Feb 1. (250)309-0897 Newer large 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’t suite, 6520 Scott Rd. incl/util. $1000. 250-545-4383 SPACIOUS Mountainview 1bd condo, reno’d, coin lndry, DT, avail now. $650. Diane Delaney 250-550-2120

Suites, Upper

Auto Accessories/Parts RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000kms, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD Cars, all parts on the shelf. Motors $300 & up. Doors $75 & up. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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250-558-8150 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, $1250/mo. NS/NP, shared laundry, garage, hot tub, free internet. 250-550-6678. Avail Feb 1. 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 BX- 1bdrm ground level, newer suite on 5 acres. Private entry, patio, W/D, DW, microwave, util., internet, sat. incl. $950/mo. horse boarding avail. (250)545-2010 Freshly painted bachelor suites, avail. now & March 1. NS, NP, cable incl. $575. 250-517-8657 NEAR new suite, Armstrong, all inclusive, furnished, daylight suite, light housekeeping & util/incl. ns, np, $850/mo. 250-546-9129

Townhouses 3bed, 3bath, 3yr old townhouse, quiet family area, Bella Vista, close to town, w/lake view, $1450. (250)938-3181

Want to Rent For March 1. Working couple w/2 children and a well trained cat, is looking for a 3-4bdrm house w/yard. Catrina 250-307-6270. 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.

Auto Accessories/Parts 2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6’’ with sliders $1400 (250)275-5014

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Cars - Domestic 1991 Ply. Acclaim, good cond. 4dr, 4cyl, auto, air, tilt, cruise, $1200obo (250)308-9764 1996 Chevy Lumina, only 106,000kms, great cond. $2995. 250-309-3366 1997 Chev Cavalier, 4dr, 5spd, std, new brakes & exhaust, 250kms. $1,600.obo. 250-307-4379. 1998 Ford Taurus LX, 4dr, fully loaded, good cond. $2700 obo. (250)547-9731, Lumby. 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2dr coupe 188000kms Runs good $2500 Call 250-275-1413 or 250-545-1185 2001 Neon, great cond., snow tires, 2 sets rims, air, 4 disc cd, black, manual. $1999. 250-558-6736 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT, 107kms, 2dr, full load w/leather. $4900 obo. 250-307-4379. 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8 V6, 4 motion AWD, black w/beige leather, P/W, P/L, P/M, sunroof, etc. 155,00kms, new timing belt, lots of re-conditioning work done, c/w 24,000kms warranty! $11,850. Call 250-306-9780 lv/msg. 2003 Ford Explorer XLT, full load, exc. cond. $6995. 250-309-3366 2007 Camry Hybrid, 4cyl, 18,000kms, 4-Michelin snow tires, keyless entry, loaded, factory warranty. $24,900 Firm. 250-503-2462. 2007 Focus Wagon, manual, 4 W.T on steel rims, 43,000k $10,500 250-307-1214 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED about your CREDIT? Last week 11 out of 14 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 Christmas cash extended. www.coastlineautocredit.com or phone 1-888-208-3205

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Cars - Sports & Imports 1989 HONDA PRELUDE, BLACK, AUTO, P/W, SUNROOF, GOOD BODY & COND. HAS MINOR LEAKS, LOW KMS, $1200 OBO. - MUST SELL (BOUGHT NEW CAR) (250)938-1619, VERNON 1990 Honda Accord EX 5spd, blue, runs good, needs brakes & tires, 18” rims & custom stereo $2000 obo 250-938-0350 1991 Acura Integra 2dr, white, 5spd, 250K, sunroof, $2500 obo. (403)618-4907 1991 Acura Integra, 4dr, 5spd, sunroof, midnight blue, reliable car, $2700 obo. 250-260-7981 1997 Toyota Tercel, 4cyl, auto, ps, no rust, $3000 250-547-6552 2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr 4cyl, 5spd, loaded, good cond. $2500. (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. 2003 Honda Civic, 2dr, coupe LX, 5spd, p/w, p/l, p/m, a/c, 110K, $7250 (250)548-3484 2005 Honda Accord loaded, warranty, lots more. $17,500 obo. 250-541-0789.

Motorcycles 2007 Kawasaki 450, 4 stroke, new tires, exc.cond. $3900. 780-240-1171, 250-545-7867.

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

Recreational/Sale 1992 Winnebago Adventure 36’ 66K, 454 Chevy motor w/lots of upgrades, walk around queen bed, $15,000 obo. (250)309-1930 1997 Monaco Dynasty Duke LE, 325 turbo cummings, 7.5 generator, new batteries. Asking $40,000. (250)689-0945

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Trucks & Vans

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2007 32’ Komfort travel trailer, with 12’ slide, model 281, all aluminum frame, exc. cond. $17,500. 250-545-3238 See our website for pics. www.newhorizonrvrentals.com Hookup & go 1992 Chev 3/4ton w/1988 25’ Prowler 5th Wheel. Both in great shape $7500 OBO (250)542-6399 SACRIFICE Sale: 2008 Regal 33’ 5th wheel, deluxe model, loaded, 3 slides, bought new used only 3months, new over $60K, asking $39,900. (250)836-5529 (250)814-9711

2004 GMC 2500HD crew cab, duromax diesel, full load, heated leather seats, Bose stereo, DVD, leveling kit, remote start, exc.cond. 190,00kms. $24,500 obo. 250-306-8840.

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

Scrap Car Removal FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers. 250-938-6777 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip $2 - $12/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Snowmobiles 2001 Skidoo 700 Highmark, 151” Track. 1500k’’s! $3500 250-938-5292 WANTED: 1989-92 Polaris Indy 500’’s, & any vintage racing snowmobiles. (250)838-6942

Sport Utility Vehicle 1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, 4x4, 4dr, loaded, 230k $2050. 250-379-6848 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, blk, 6cyl, auto, full load, new front end, new brakes $3200 obo 250-545-5613

Trucks & Vans 1956 International 4x4 P/U, complete & running, $1400 (250)558-3966 1996 Black Suburban 4WD, full load, $5300 obo. 250-540-3004, (250)549-2165 1996 Chev 1/2 ton, extended cab, a/c, p/s, a/c, low miles, good body, no rust, like new tires with Alloy wheels. Asking $5400. To view call Fred at 250-542-9878 anytime.

1996 Ford passenger van, licensed for 11, roof rack & ladder, 208,000k, $5000. 250-545-4280 1997 Ford F150 4.2L V6, A/C, new tires, runs exc. $4000. 250-542-4241 1999 F-150 4x4 Supercab 4door good shape, runs well 5-spd cruise a/c 215k $5800. 250-832-5466 1999 GMC 2500 4x4, ex-cab, s/b, V8 auto, very good cond. $5900. (250)503-0320 2001 Dodge Ram, 2500, diesel, SLT, ex-cab, good cond in/out, $9,500 (250)306-5362 2001 FORD SPORT TRUCK

4x4,auto trans, new tires, grey exterior, black interior, 158,000 kms. $9,999. obo. 250-826-0680. 2003 Grand Caravan, 1 owner, factory DVD, 4 winter/ summer tires, 130K, 4 captains seats, $7000. 250-545-5999 2004 Ford F150 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, V8auto, good cond $9500 Firm. (250)308-2225

2005 Ford 150 Supercrew, 134kms, looks & runs exc, loaded $12,700. 250-503-1124 2005 Ford Ranger 4x4, ext. cab, exc.cond, 4L, low kms, tow pkg, camper pkg. $11,900 obo. 250-546-3064, 250-308-4504

Utility Trailers HEAVY duty 8x10’ flat deck trailer, new deck $650. 250-546-6706.

Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF NEIL ANDERSON DAVIDSON, Deceased, formerly of #408, 4904 - 20th Street, Vernon, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Neil Anderson Davidson, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th floor, 3205 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 2M4, on or before March 5, 2010, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Escorts ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 40, 5’’7. Shylynn 859-9584 Personable & petite, attractive brunette, avail. for massage, in or out calls avail. 10am-10pm. Lisa (250)808-2942 SANDI; tall, tanned, busty, sexy blonde, in & out calls, 10am-12pm. Playmates available 250-878-1514

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2003 Saturn Ion - 2 dr sedan - Stk#U117B -

.........$5,477

2009 Pontiac G5 Sedan - Stk#P2326 - ...........$13,977 2005 Pontiac Pursuit Sedan - 20,000 kms - Stk#P2291 - $8,977 2007 Pontiac Solstice Convertible - 10,800 kms - Stk#29-135A - $22,977 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 - Stk#P2270A - ........ $9,977 2007 Pontiac Wave Hatchback - Stk#P2273 - ..... $8,977 2006 Pontiac Torrent AWD - Sunroof - Stk#P2305A - $18,977 2009 Pontiac G5 Sedan - Stk#P2324 - ...........$13,977 2009 Pontiac G5 Sedan - Stk#P2315 - ...........$13,977 2009 Pontiac G5 SE Sedan - Stk#P2300 - .......$13,977 2005 Pontiac G6 Sedan - 58,000 kms - Stk#P2290 - $11,977

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible - Stk#P2251 - $12,977 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Stk#P2187A - ............. $9,977 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Stk#29-356B - .......... $6,977

2008 Jeep Liberty Ltd - Sunroof, 28,000 kms - Stk#29-277B -

.$28,977

WALTHERS

..... $19,977

2007 Ford Ranger S/Cab XLT - only 8,000 kms - Stk#P2204 - $14,977 $ 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible - Stk#29-315C - ..$17,977 2006 Ford F350 SD Lariat S/Cab Diesel - Stk#P2275 - $34,977 2003 Ford F150 S/Cab 4X4 - Sunroof- Stk#P2298A - $16,977 2005 Ford F350 Harley Davidson 4X4 Diesel - Stk#P2281 - $36,977 2007 Ford Ranger 4X4 S/C - Stk#20-165A - ......$17,977 2007 Ford Taurus - Stk#29-171B - ................$10,977 2006 Ford Ranger Super Cab XLT - 15,000 kms - Stk#P2225 $10,977 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Sedan - Stk#P2282 - .... $7,977 2008 Dodge Caravan - Stow N’ Go - Stk#29-307A - ..$20,977 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad - Stk#P2280 - $23,977 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4WD Quad - Stk#P2295 - $23,977 2003 Kia Rio RX-V - Stk#P2317A - .................. $6,977 $ 2008 Kia Spectra 5 LX - Stk#P2165B - ........... $12,977 2005 Chevrolet Impala Sedan - 38,000 kms - Stk#P2168A - $ $10,977 2005 Chevrolet Venture - 58,000 kms - Stk#P2241 - $10,977 2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS Ext Cab - Stk#20-115B - $10,977 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Coupe - Stk#P2153A - $8,977 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Coupe - Stk#P2237A - $9,977 2006 Chevrolet HHR LT - Stk#P2257 - ........... $12,977 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan - 30,000 kms - Stk#20-197A - $17,977 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Sedan 29,900 kms- Stk#20-197B - ..$11,977 2008 Chevrolet Silverado LT - Vortec Max - Stk#P2271A - $32,977 2009 Buick Allure CXL V6 - Stk#P2313 - ........... $26,977 2009 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 - Stk#P2314 - ...... $29,977 2009 Buick Allure CXL V6 - Stk#P2312 - ......... $26,977 2001 Buick Lesabre LTD - Stk#29-264A - ........... $7,977

2001 BMW 325 Convertible - Stk#P2258 -

........$19,977 $

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2007 GMC Sierra SLT 1500 4WD C/Cab - Sunroof - Stk#P2307 - $29,977 2005 GMC Canyon C/Cab 4X4 - Stk#P2228 - ..... $17,977 2007 GMC Acadia SLE FWD - 16,000 kms - Stk#29-267A - $29,977 2004 GMC 1/2 Ton 1500 2WD Ext Cab - Stk#29-387A - $13,977 2008 GMC Sierra SLT 1500 E/C 4X4 - Stk#20-239A - ..... $30,977 2007 GMC Sierra SLT 1500 4WD C/Cab - Sunroof - Stk#29-366I - $29,977 2009 GMC Yukon SLT 4WD - Stk#P2220 - ......... $44,977 2000 GMC 1/2 Ton 4X4 Ext Cab - Stk#P2193C - .. $11,977 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab - Stk#29-382A - ... $10,977 2008 GMC Yukon SLT 4WD - Stk#P2202 - ......... $39,977 2003 GMC 4WHDR Diesel - Stk#29-391A - ......... $24,977 2002 GMC 3/4 Ton 4X4 - Stk#29-367A - ........... $23,977 2009 GMC Envoy SLE - Stk#P2299 - ............... $29,977 2007 GMC Sierra SLT 1500 Crew Cab - Sunroof - Stk#P2308 - $29,977

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2009 Toyota Corolla - 4 dr sedan - Stk#29-362A - ..... $15,977

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B20 Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - The Morning Star

3500 - 27 th St, Vernon • 250-545-2206

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