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“Lucas is probably going to medal, as will some of the Norwegians, and to have them training here, it’s like, ‘wow,’” said Melanson. Conditions for the athletes have been pretty much ideal. “They’ve had a week of sun, perfect hard tracks and now, fresh snow,” said Bond. “They like that because at Whistler it’ll be more than likely fresh snow or variable conditions. “The temperatures here have been ideal, not too cold. When it gets too cold it’s hard on the lungs. Teams feel the elevation has been ideal and to boost their endurance before the Games.” Both the Star and Sovereign Lake have been getting tons of media coverage both

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News Police warn of debit card scam ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

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A member of the RCMP looks for fingerprints after an armed robbery at the Super-Save Gas station on 27th Street Thursday morning.

Weapon produced in robbery ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Vernon RCMP are seeking a knife-wielding woman in connection with an armed robbery Thursday morning. A woman produced a knife at the Super-Save Gas station in the 4400 block of 27th Street shortly before 7:30 and demanded cash. She was able to flee the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Police arrived shortly after the incident, along with the police dog service, but the dog was unable to obtain a track of the suspect.

The gas station attendant was uninjured. The woman is described as about five-footsix, in her late-30s or early 40s, and was wearing a black hoodie inside out. The hood part was grey and covered most of her face. She was also wearing very dark sunglasses. Police are checking out the store’s surveillance system to see if they can obtain a photograph of the suspect. The incident remains under investigation, but anybody with any information on the theft is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Toddler succumbs to fire injuries ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A 15-month-old child seriously injured in a Tuesday morning Vernon fourplex fire has died from his injuries. The boy passed away in Vancouver hospital Tuesday night. The child, his mom and a four-year-old, along with a grandmother, were inside the Molendyk home in the 3600 block of 24th

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She went online to pay her credit card bill. And when Lisa (not her real name) from Armstrong opened her bank account, she saw something unusual. More money than she thought she should have. “I looked at the balance and thought, ‘why do I have so much money?’� said Lisa. She noticed a deposit from Surrey for $3,000, followed immediately by two big withdrawals. “I thought the whole thing was strange,� said Lisa. “At first I thought maybe somebody did give me some money, but then I don’t know anybody from Surrey.� She phoned her bank and was informed that the bank was getting similar reports from other customers. So are the Vernon RCMP, who issued a warning about what appears to be a debit card scheme in the North Okanagan. Information is coming in from people within the North Okanagan Detachment area that their bank accounts have been compromised. “It appears that a person or persons went through our area and possibly used a skimming device in our area,� said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. How a skimming device works is the criminal exchanges a debit card reader in a business with one of their own without the business knowing about it. The criminal then collects the data from their debit reader every time a customer of that business uses their debit card. They then use the information to reproduce your card with your PIN information. The reproduced card can then be used anywhere. Lisa said she was told her PIN had been used at a couple of differ-

ent locations that likely had been skimmed. Police are asking residents to be diligent and to check their bank accounts. “If you see questionable activity on your account contact your banking institution to confirm activity,� said Molendyk. “Once it has been confirmed that illicit activity has taken place, your bank will assist you in dealing with those transactions.� For prevention tips around your debit card speak with a representative from your banking institution. Other prevention tips to assist you in theft of debit card information are as follows: ■ Change your PIN number frequently. ■ Do not allow anyone to use you PIN. ■ Be careful with your information and check you accounts regularly. For businesses: secure you debit readers. There are devices on the market now that allow you to secure them to your counter either by cable, or in a metal housing. If it is on a long cord keep it under the counter when not in use. Mark your unit so you can identify your reader and check it often to be sure it is yours.

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Administrator gets wage boost RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Regional District’s senior bureaucrat is taking home more pay. Directors voted Wednesday to give administrator Greg Betts a five per cent wage hike retroactive to Jan. 1. It will go from $146,686 to $154,020. “Greg has done a good job and the board felt it’s warranted,” said Herman Halvorson, chairman. Many people in the region have been laid off or had their salaries frozen but Halvorson doesn’t believe the board’s decision reflects insensitivity. “When people are working and doing a good job, they should be recognized. It’s a fair increase,” he said. Director John Trainor expects some

“Greg has done a good job.” — Halvorson residents will question the increase. “To a person on the street, five per cent won’t look good,” he said. “But the reality is it’s contractual. If we hadn’t of given him our blessing, he wouldn’t have got a raise and he wouldn’t be our employee.” Trainor says Betts’ contract calls for an annual review and a five per cent increase if the review ends positively. “He’s doing as good a job as humanly possible,” said Trainor. However, the board decision wasn’t unanimous. Director Jack Gilroy

confirms he voted against the increase. “It creates a snowball effect with all of the other administrators,” he said. “Five per cent is a little heavy. The cost of living is about zero right now.” Also voting against the hike was director Wayne Lippert. “Mr. Betts signed a contract for a specific time period and he knew everything going in to it. He knew what was going on,” said Lippert, adding that allowances are referenced in the contract but are at the discretion of the board.

Some officials have stated that Betts’ salary needed to be raised to keep him in line with administrators in other jurisdictions, but Lippert says that creates a vicious cycle. “We use other communities and administrators to deem where they should be and the scale keeps ratcheting up,” he said. Last summer, the City of Vernon increased chief administrative officer Leon Gous’ gross earnings to $150,000. In 2008, Gous’ gross earnings (not including expenses and allowances) were $127,427. But Lippert, who is Vernon’s mayor, insists there’s a difference between the city and the regional district. “You have to look at what the jobs are and the city administrator has a lot more responsi-

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Okanagan Regional Library’s chairman says hefty pay hikes were unavoidable. Ted Bacigalupo told North Okanagan Regional District directors Wednesday that salaries for administration staff were increased late last year because their rate was behind others in B.C.’s library sector. “The boards of the day didn’t tackle the issue over a period of five years,” he said. “The timing could have Ted Bacigalupo been better but the timing would have been worse had we delayed the increase into subsequent years. At some point, you have to address reality.” NORD directors demanded a meeting with Bacigalupo back in November when ORL decided to give a 7.9 per cent salary boost to executive director Lesley Dieno. Dieno’s annual salary will go from $121,500 to $131,000.

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NORD blocks convenience store RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Plans for a store in the BX aren’t being abandoned despite a lack of political support. Paul Cousins says he will apply to have his Herbert Road property annexed into Vernon after the North Okanagan Regional District board refused to rezone the site for a store and coffee shop Wednesday. “I’m already bordered on two sides by the city,” said Cousins of the land which is in the Foothills area of Silver Star Road. Cousins says he developed plans for the commercial venture based on the growing population there and the fact that the closest store is some distance away. “The location is perfect,” he said, adding that he has widespread support from resi-

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Macnabb says there are concerns about traffic on Silver Star Road and because the city has already approved commercial zones in the Foothills subdivision, a store in his area would promote sprawl. “This is not good planning at all,” he said, adding that Cousins has options. “He can purchase land in the city or apply for annexation into the city.” Cousins considers commercially zoned land in the adjacent city subdivision as irrelevant to his proposal.

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Funding approved for Masters World Cup RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Regional funding for an international sports event has been finalized. The North Okanagan Regional District board voted Wednesday to provide $25,000 for the 2011 Masters CrossCountry World Cup at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. It will come from money allocated to the former economic development function. “It will bring people to the region and put us on the map,” said Dee Wejr, Enderby director. “I hope the participants will come up and explore Enderby and maybe move there.” It’s anticipated the Masters will draw about 2,000 skiers and spectators from around the world and generate between $4 to $6 million in local economic activity. Wayne Lippert,

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City defends Polson Park plan Morning Star Staff

The City of Vernon is fighting off claims it hasn’t listened to the public over Polson Park. The Pa r k Environmental S t e w a r d s h i p Organization is criticizing plans for a new performance shelter and it insists public input on upgrades to the park have been ignored. “I believe we’ve been very true to the public consultation and what people want,” said Kim Flick, Vernon’s manager of planning and building. PESO doesn’t believe

“I believe we’ve been very true.” — Kim Flick that spending $1.26 million on a new structure is necessary and says that the existing bandshell could be expanded to handle more activities. “I’d like to close that whole road off,” said spokesman Harvey Eller of the service road between the bandshell and the oval. The new structure will be built where the

former grandstand used to be, and it will include a public performance space, seating, yearround washrooms, a concession, storage and a parks and recreation office. PESO has submitted a concept to the city that calls for more parking and two smaller ovals. Eller also believes construction of the new

structure now will limit future planning in the park. “I’d like the public and proponents to have a roundtable and discuss if that’s what we want to put our money on,” he said. “No one has gone through and looked at what people are saying. The city has just turned it over to an architect.” Flick says plans for a performance shelter are a result of public consultation, and she questions expanding the bandstand. “How functional is it to add these uses to a structure never built for it?” she said.

As for accusations that the new structure will restrict long-term strategies for the park, Flick disagrees, saying that the city’s consultant is communicating with the North Okanagan Regional District. “People want to enhance the park for families and events and this augments all of that,” she said. Construction on a new performance shelter is expected to begin Aug. 1.

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t was supposed to end Thursday, shortly before 1 p.m. on 30th Avenue, the Morning Starz, a year after suffering a heart-breaking double overtime loss to the Allan Francis Pringle lawyers in the championship game, hoisting the Vernon Winter Carnival Downtown Vernon Association Broomball Tournament championship trophy. The team was supposed to mob me, Fort Knox, the goalie, at the sound of the final whistle. Coach Kevin Mitchell was going to look into photographer Roger Knox Lisa VanderVelde’s video camera and scream “WE’RE GOING TO SCANDIA” (as underpaid reporters, surely you know we can’t afford trips to Disneyland). We were going to hold an impromptu parade down 25th Avenue, from 43rd Street to our office, with the championship trophy resting on Graeme Corbett’s Toyota Matrix’s hood, faulty accelerator or no faulty accelerator. But a funny thing happened on the way to the championship game for the Morning Starz, and a potential rematch with those damn lawyers: We didn’t get there. The lawyers might have. They were in the final four Thursday along with the City of Vernon, the team we beat in last year’s semifinals, the Kiss-FM Rocket Stars women’s hockey team, and the team that eliminated us this year, the KPMG Frozen Assets. Yes, we, the athletic, always-in-shape ageless reporters, ad reps, photographers, et.al, the 2009 silver medalists, lost to a bunch of accountants. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, because, in the two years we’ve been in the tournament, and the five games we’ve played, the Assets were the best team we’ve faced, and were our picks to win the coveted trophy Thursday. (We did chuckle when Asset forward Murray

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As the countdown of days until the Vancouver Winter Olympics comes down to single digits, the buzz is becoming more and more electric. Certainly there are still concerns about a lack of snow at Cypress and any cost overruns won’t be known until long after the closing ceremonies, but it’s only a week to go until the Games spotlight shines on British Columbia for better or worse. The power of the Games and the interest worldwide has already hit close to home in these parts. First there was the torch run last week and the thrill that it brought to torch bearers and the thousands that gathered at Polson Park and other spots along the route to feel the glow of the flame. And this week there’s a plethora of international Olympic teams testing themselves on the nordic tracks at Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. The best cross country skiers and biathletes from Switzerland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and Norway are calling the North Okanagan home for the days before the Olympics as they prepare to go for gold in Vancouver. And as they train in ideal conditions at Silver Star and Sovereign, their respective country’s media is recording their efforts to reach the podium back to an attentive audience. It’s the kind of free advertising that would be priceless if it weren’t, well, free. The road to Vancouver does go through the North Okanagan after all and anyone who wants to feel the spirit can head up the mountain to witness it for themselves. Meanwhile, the countdown continues.


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rime Minister Stephen Harper has unilaterally succeeded in shutting down (prorogue) Parliament bypassing the authority of Parliament. Our MP, Mr. Mayes assumes that the fact he has not received any calls regarding this situation means his constituents are not interested in the business of Parliament. Wrong - Mr. Mayes, can’t you sense the feeling of outrage a large number of your constituents are expressing right now? Canadians believe we enjoy a representative form of democracy, whereby we elect our delegates to

Parliament in order to represent us, not to rubber-stamp actions by our

STANCE SPARKS QUESTIONS In The Morning Star, there is a big ad posted by the Vernon Teacher's Association entitled "What Parents Need to Know." This ad addresses the Foundation Skills Assessment exams given to our kids. The association opposes these exams claiming they: are a waste of money, do not help learning or teaching, waste time, provide no useful data. The final objection is a claim that the data is misused and promotes privatization. I disagree with the first four objections. These exams are a way for the people that oversee our school system to assess each district's performance, a kind of report card for the teachers. If two adjoining districts scored fifth and 50th on the exams would we not want to know that? I cannot really comment on the fifth objection as I don't know whether the data is misused or not. Finally, there is the form at the bottom of the ad. Are we supposed to send our kids to school with a piece of paper stating that on the days of the exam we are going to be having family emergencies? Are they going to be sick those days and stay home from school? Do you expect parents to lie, in writing, and give this paper to our children to hand in? Every job in the world has its pressure to perform and has people and mechanisms put in place to ensure this. I see no difference here. Nigel Wells WRONG APPROACH I feel the need to comment on the recent letters published in regards to whether or not global warming even exists and whether it’s being caused by human activities. Let me start by agreeing with Larry Gilchrist that more real scientific research needs to happen

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and that research will only happen with government backing. I personally do believe humans are helping to accelerate an already existing problem, but whether we are or not should not be the issue. The issue is that sea levels are rising and the “greenhouse gas effect” is increasing and the oceans are getting warming and affecting wildlife and migration patterns. These things are happening and these things will dramatically affect humans all over the world. The question as to whether or not people are responsible is, I believe, a moot point and I believe the focus must shift from one of finding blame to one of finding solutions. Whether or not we are responsible for it we are going to be greatly affected by it and need to start looking at what we can do to minimize its effect on humanity. When it was discovered that there was a hole in the o-zone layer above Antarctica the world united and made changes that had real world effects on the problem. Whether we caused it with aerosol cans or not, we helped to solve it. That is what makes us human, what allows us to accomplish the great deeds we have done, because we can do and think and create in a way that no other creature on earth can, we now must use and focus those abilities to find a solution to these problems that face all of us and are perhaps the biggest problems to face humanity ever. Cameron Davies WATER PROTECTION The contaminated drinking water incident in Coldstream municipality will serve as the reactive reminder for clean water. It could happen here in Spallumcheen.

sible to this elected body, not the opposite. With this sudden, unilateral decision by Mr. Harper, we risk descending into a dangerous form of autocratic dictatorship with no accountability of our prime minister to Parliament. Whatever the reasons for shutting down Parliament, and there are obvious ones, not necessarily those advanced by Mr. Harper, using prorogation in this manner is a serious mishandling of our democratic system of government. All of us, Canadian citizens, should be deeply concerned. Nadine Poznanski

As a resident of Spallumcheen, I hope our councilors see the neighboring community experience as a notice for proactive different appropriate community planning. I also hope citizens gain a strengthened informed awareness to protect that resource. The water protection signs posted throughout the North Okanagan are not enough. David R. Derbowka PAYING ATTENTION MP Colin Mayes seems to get attention all for the wrong reasons. Now let's see: First was the government economic stabilization cheque signed personally by the MP. Followed by the position expressed on global warming. Then the rubberstamping and voting for the HST not wanted by a clear majority of his constituents. And latest the remark: "People don't pay attention to the national media. They pay attention more to what's written locally." I don't know what I should be more - upset about the ignorance or be amused about the entertainment value of such an embarrassing performance of our MP. I am certainly not impressed that our elected official shows such bad judgment when acting or talking to the media, but find it definitely offensive that someone who doesn't know me and never has talked to me claims to know what I read and what I don't read. Hope the MP uses his time off to reflect. By the way, the parliamentary tool of proroguing Parliament is not intended to be misused for political games in a democracy. Reiner Stass

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Dozen Lumby seniors units planned for rezoned land units last spring, and the initiative also involves members of the Lumby Senior Citizens Housing Society. Construction could begin in March or April.


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TIM FITZGERALD/SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Peter Vogelaar works into the late hours Saturday during the Vernon Winter Carnival’s snow sculpting competition at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Vogelaar and his team went on to take top prize.

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A guest stops in the village of Silver Star Mountain to check out the work of the snow sculpting competition as part of the 50th annual Vernon Winter Carnival.

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Enderby residents will soon be tapping into water meters. The city is looking at installing meters into residences after a meter program for commercial businesses came in under budget. “A lot of businesses don’t need big meters so there was a real savings there,” said Mayor Dee Wejr. The total budget for the commercial meters was $500,000, including $398,000 from a provincial grant. But it’s believed that about $200,000 will be available to expand the initiative to homes. “We’re hoping to get a pretty good percentage of them done,” said Barry Gagnon, chief administrative officer. Any homes not metered under the existing budget, may eventually be covered under the city’s own finances or the city may apply for another government grant. Wejr fully supports placing water meters inside private residences. “It’s more awareness about the conservation of water,” she said. “That will make sure the people using the water pay for it.” The city will be sending information out to residents regarding water meters.

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1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE GT CONVERTIBLE SALE $ 62,000 kms, 7,995 PRICE 1 owner $ 2,500

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2007 SUBARU FORESTER

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$

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$

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$

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$2500 guaranteed trade-in value discount only applies to pre-owned vehicles over $5000. Must have trade-in to qualify for $2500 guaranteed trade-in value discount. Scrap it Program – Vehicle purchases 2005 or newer. A $250 discount at the point of sale and the remaining balance directly from SCRAP-IT when you purchase or lease your replacement vehicle – for a total incentive of either $750 or $1250. Trade-in must have (12 month continuous) vehicle insurance documentation. 1995 or older vehicles qualify for Scrap-it program. Vehicles must be in driving condition. They cannot be towed or pushed to an authorized scrap dealer.

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I

Still on the job

have spent many years as an elected representative of both communities I have called home and now the riding of OkanaganShuswap. I prefer to be called an ‘elected civil servant’ rather than a ‘politician’ because of what the word ‘politician’ brings to mind for many people. I, like any other employee, have responsibilities to my employer which is you, the constituent. One of those responsibilities is to attend Parliament for approximately 132 days of the year. This does not mean I only work 132 days a year, but that I am in Ottawa 132 days a year. My other responsibilities are in the constituency meeting local government boards and councils, speaking to various stakeholders, attending events, making funding announcements, meeting constituents in the office, making announcements on behalf of ministers, and communicating with my employers (you) as to what your thoughts are on various policy issues. From time to time, governments “pro-

rogue” Parliament for various reasons. This does not mean the government is shut down. Cabinets still meet and elected representatives are working hard in their constituencies. Our government has been working diligently with the response to the crisis in Haiti as well as continuing to monitor our Economic Colin Mayes Action Plan. The current double standard surrounding this issue is confusing. The former government prorogued 147 days in the time Prime Minister Chretien was in office. The former premier of Ontario, Bob Rae, prorogued for months at a time, and the Legislature in B.C. didn’t meet for most of the fall session last year. I do not take issue with folks not supporting the prorogation of Parliament but don’t see the need to finger point at any one party as all parties have used this privilege. One of the time challenges that Members of Parliament face is time spent travelling. I know the cost is paid by the employer (you), but the actual time spent traveling is significant. Last year I made 30 round trips to

Ottawa which each take nine hours one way. Yes, I spent a little over 500 hours just travelling to and from Ottawa. For most people that is 60 plus work days. Add some of this travel time into my calendar and my time becomes limited in the constituency, so I

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The District of Lake Country has hired a new engineering operations manager. Greg Buchholz joins the municipality April 7 after a number of years as a water quality technologist with Urban Systems. Buchholz has worked extensively with the district in the past on projects such as the design and construction of the Eldorado reservoir.

Well, today for example, I have an 11 a.m. appointment; a 12:30 meeting with a constituent in Salmon Arm; a 2 p.m. meeting with three constituents regarding a funding application then off to Vernon to attend a 4 p.m. Olympic Torch reception.

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Royal City’s Jay Wakefield (above) shouts to his sweepers during action at the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championships Wednesday at the Vernon Curling Club; Right: Kelowna’s Bert Gretzinger calls his sweepers.

Gretzinger still getting it done He’s won national Brier and world crowns, and is happy to be grinding it out in a tough 10-team field this week with third Rob Koffski and front-enders Brent Giles and Russell KEVIN MITCHELL Koffski. Morning Star Staff “We’re just out here slugging around and trying to have Bert Gretzinger couldn’t skate, couldn’t shoot and couldn’t some fun, and things are going our way,” said Gretzinger. stop the puck. So he tried curling and it’s been a four-decade, “You don’t think you do (have the competitiveness), and Purple Heart-studded career ever since. you get out there and you get the juices flowing and you give He was around when cigarettes were allowed on the everything you got. I think now maybe our attitude’s a little ice. He even used a corn broom. Today, at 58, the likeable, bit different than it used to be; we’re trying to have a bit of bearded Kelowna superstar is still making noise as an elite fun too and at our age, we probably deserve to have a bit shot-caller and maker. of fun out there. And we’ve got the young Koffski (Russell) Gretzinger shared second spot with defending cham- there with us to provide that little inspirational fire when we pion Sean Geall of New Westminster going into the noon need it now and again.” draw in the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Bob Ursel, a Kelowna mountie working shifts around the Championships in Vernon, one game playdowns, played third with Gretzinger back of Kelowna’s Bob Ursel. in his successful 1999 B.C. playoff run. Gretzinger, was in Grade 6 in Calgary Ursel, who will celebrate this 45th birthwhen he tossed his first rock. His father, day Friday morning with a game against Jim, was a good curler and encouraged Gretzinger, says the four years curling Bert. with Bert was a blast. “I discovered that I didn’t skate very “One thing I learned is that you’re — Bert Gretzinger well so hockey wasn’t that good of a never too old to curl,” said Ursel, who was thing,” smiled Gretzinger, the oldest of 6-0 at noon Thursday. “He still throws five siblings. “I was a goalie for a while because in those days ‘em great and he’s got such good touch. I really enjoyed my they kicked you into the goal if you couldn’t skate. Then we time with Bert when we played together. moved to Vancouver and then I gave up hockey and kind of “His strength’s always been his draw. He never misses the took up curling.” button when he’s given the opportunity. I think as he’s getBert was the only sibling to take up the sport. ting older, any kind of the big-wig stuff is probably not there “The other four, if they couldn’t beat me, they weren’t for him anymore, but man he’s got great touch.” going to do it.” Kevin Folk, a 29-year-old Kelowna banking executive Gretzinger, who runs Winn Rentals with his dad and one throwing second stones for Ursel, grew up watching his brother, has been to 20 provincials and been part of six titles. legendary curling father Rick, and Gretzinger either curl

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together, or against one another. Kevin spent the 2006-07 season playing third with Gretzinger. “I learned a lot from him,” said Kevin. “He’s always in every game. He’s a competitor with kind of a never-say-die attitude. He’s a pure shot-maker and you saw that on his last hit and roll there (in a Wednesday 6-3 win over Jay Wakefield of New Westminster). I don’t think anybody’s going to bet against him making that shot.” Gretzinger’s career may have ended in the early 1990s had the free guard zone rule not been passed to bring more stones into play. He says it helped the game become more spectator-friendly and created more scoring and intensity. “The rule changes probably kept guys like me and Rick Folk playing, guys who could have easily retired early. I really wasn’t planning on playing this year but the opportunity came along and here I am, but back in the day when I went to my first Brier, it was corn brooms and hard hittin’.” Unlike his younger peers who hire personal trainers and visit Booster Juice before games, Gretzinger instead jogs to the parking lot and lets the younger kids do the sweeping. He hopes the game continues to grow in Canada. “I hope the Olympics and everything else that’s gone one, all the exposure we’re getting on TV, I hope a lot more people try it out and give it a go. It’s a lot of fun and people get a lot of satisfaction out of it.” Ursel stopped Wakefield 7-5 in Thursday’s noon draw, improving to 7-0. Ursel grounded Tom Buchy of Kimberley 8-1 in five ends Wednesday night. Gretzinger bowed 5-2 to Kelowna’s Gerry Richard Thursday afternoon, falling to third spot at 5-2. Jay Tuson of Victoria outlasted Gretzinger 11-6 Wednesday night. Geall was second at 6-1 after an 11-1 thumping of Tuson. The B.C. final goes Sunday at 10 a.m.

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The Seaton Sonics stopped the Fulton Maroons 65-28 in the district Grade 8 boys basketball final Wednesday night. With their top scorer fighting a cold, the Maroons had no real answer for a stingy Sonics’ defence led by Noah Ufimzeff, who blocked 12 shots and controlled the boards along with Bekim Maliqi and Charles Oduro. The offence was led by Ufimzeff with 18 points, Matt McEachran-Law, who drained a trio of three pointers as part of his 17, and Maliqi, who added 17. Both teams advance to next Monday’s fourteam North Okanagan Zone finals at Seaton. The winner moves to the provincial playoffs, March 4-7, in Pitt Meadows. The Sonics also won the VSS Panthers tournament, icing VSS 66-39 behind strong team defensive play, and 22 points from Ufimzeff. Seaton snuck by Fulton 52-49 in an opening thriller which saw Michael Seminutin score the go-ahead basket with under a minute left. After a Fulton turnover and subsequent foul, McEachran-Law sealed the win at the free throw line.

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Thomas Brinkman gets low for a shot in men’s pro squash action. Brinkman, ranked No. 5 in B.C., will be competing at the Winter Carnival Open Squash Tournament, Feb. 12-14, at Rosters Sports Club.

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One of Manitoba’s hottest players will challenge for a $5,000 pro purse in the National Bank Financial/ Novus Energy Winter Carnival Open Squash Tournament Feb. 12-14. Sherman Dahl from the tournament committee announced that Josh Struthers – ranked No. 2 in Manitoba – will compete in the elite open division at Rosters Sports Club. Joining Struthers in the open class are top B.C. stars Andrew Lynn (No. 2), Justin Todd (No. 3), Thomas Brinkman (No. 5), Luke Vaggers (No. 6) and Joe Forester (No. 13). “This could prove to be one of our most competitive draws since the national rankings of these pros is very close,” said Dahl. Said Gus Morris of Rosters: “Rosters is excited to welcome players from all over B.C. and Alberta.

Squash in Vernon is vibrant and we thank all the local businesses who support this tournament”. All the usual categories are available plus all the entertainment and hot tub. Entry fee of $65 includes a pub night meal on the Friday night, a dinner and entertainment on Saturday night, tourney souvenir and event and draw prizes. Play opens next Friday at 1 p.m. with Thompson-Okanagan region players. Out-of-town entrants begin matches at 5 p.m. Entry forms are available at Rosters. The other major corporate sponsors are: Raven Traders, RB Squash Sales, Re/Max-Murray Bennetto, Advertising Works, KPMG, Lunde Architect, Lorne Lillemo Enterprises, Nixon Wenger, Predator Ridge Resort, Kal Tire and Monashee Surveying.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs took full advantage of a depleted Penticton Vees roster, earning a 4-1 B.C. Hockey League win Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees (42-7-0-3) were missing nearly 200 points of offence from their lineup, as league scoring leader Denver Manderson (lower body), Alex Szczechura (mononucleosis) and Eric Filou (cut) all watched from the stands. The Coastal Conference-leading Dawgs (41-11-1-2) also capitalized on the Penticton’s lack of discipline, converting three of six powerplay opportunities. It was a great homecoming for the MacMillan brothers, Mark and Mitch, who pegged Alberni to a 2-1 lead before 1,782 fans by the midway point of the second period. Tye Lewis and Matt Hatch completed the Bulldog barrage, and David Dzuirynski pocketed three helpers. Bulldogs’ netminder Frank Slubowski made 18 stops, while Sean Bonar recorded 17 saves for Penticton, whose lone goal came from Ben Sexton. Meanwhile, the Vernon Vipers, who led

Penticton by a single point with a game in hand, visited the Powell River Kings (30-15-16) in a make-up game Thursday night at the Recreation Complex. The 43-6-0-2 Snakes visit the Merritt Centennials (20-31-0-2) tonight at Nicola Valley Arena, and host the Cents Tuesday night at Wesbild Centre. In other Wednesday night BCHL action, the Westside Warriors slammed the Victoria Grizzlies 4-0, the Prince George Spruce Kings caged the Williams Lake Timberwoves 6-2, and the Nanaimo Clippers shaded the Quesnel Millionaires 4-3.

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Sports SPORTS BRIEFS McGregor ready to guide ‘Rocks The Armstrong Shamrocks have gone back to the future in appointing a new head coach for the upcoming Okanagan X Lacrosse League season. Former Shamrock Ken McGregor played his entire lacrosse career in Armstrong and was twice named team MVP in the mid 1990s. “Ken’s exceptional two-way style made him one of the Armstrong’s finest lacrosse products from the 1970s,” said outgoing Shamrock GM Ryan Nitchie. Joining Ken McGregor as an assistant will be his brother Lance McGregor as well as fellow Shamrocks Hall of Fame inductee Doug Morrison. Morrison was head coach of the Shamrocks when they last claimed the Shaw Cup in 2003. Nitchie is stepping down from the coaching ranks in order to focus on team management:. “I am really proud of the coaching team we have assembled” said Nitchie. “Ken is a well respected player and knows the game very well. He will be supported by his old team mates in Lance and Doug and the three of them will make an excellent coaching team.” The Shamrocks begin pre-season training in mid-February with spring camp opening March 2. Any new players are welcome to attend and are urged to contact Nitchie at 250-546-3039.

Veitch earns first-round victory Vernon’s Tyson (Youngblood) Veitch orchestrated a first-round stoppage of Vancouver’s Cole Tilburn in a 155-pound mixed martial arts bout at Fraserview Hall last Friday in Vancouver. Veitch, a Grade 12 Seaton student, ended Tilburn’s night with an arm-bar submission one minute and 42 seconds into the fight. “We’ve been working striking combinations to set up takedowns, and ground strikes to set up submissions, and that’s exactly what Youngblood did tonight,” said Havok coach Jason St-Louis.

Slo-pitch seeking input The Vernon Co-Ed Slo-Pitch League will hold a general meeting Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the People Place at 3402–27th Avenue. Teams will discuss and vote on which slo-pitch association the league wishes to be involved with this year. “The executive will be making a presentation on the changes that would take place should we change,” said league director Bradley Holbrook. “Anyone wanting input into the discussion or wanting to vote on this issue must attend. Voting will be only be permitted to teams attending the meeting, and limited to one vote per team.” Holbrook said the league expects a 24-game schedule plus playoffs this season. “Cross-divisional play will continue this year and we hope to have a concession with food and beverages for mini-weekend and playoffs.” Feedback can be given at executive@vernoncoedslopitch.com.

Heat try to serve up 12 straight The first-place UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team welcomes fourth-place Douglas College to UBCO Gym for a doubleheader this weekend. The Heat face the Royals at 7:45 tonight and again in a Saturday 2:45 matinee. With a 3-0 victory against College of the Rockies on Jan. 22, the Heat reached their 12th straight conference win. Two wins this weekend will secure the Heat clinching first in the BCCAA and a bye to the provincial semifinals. Fans can follow the Heat online this weekend courtesy of Sportcanada.tv.

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Little savvy in saddle

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GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Janine Little probably owes a tiny debt of gratitude to the stubborn horse she had as a youngster in The Pony Club. Without him, she may never have found success in dressage. “I had a horse I wanted to jump with, but he didn’t want to so we ended up doing dressage. I ended up going further than he did,” grinned the 27-year-old Vernon rider. Little has spent the ensuing years racking up countless hours in the riding ring, and her dedication is helping her rise up the ranks. She and her horse, Dominic LHF, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding, were recently named to the top of the B1 longlist, which is for horses competing at Small Tour events such as Pan Americans. Considering the amount of time it takes to get a horse fully trained, Little is quite impressed with Dominic’s progression. “It sets up such a good start for 2010 after such a strong debut year,” she said. “It was very exciting to see my name above some impressive riders, including Tom Dvorak and Belinda Trussell whom are both former Olympians.” Little admits Dominic, owned by Susanne Berger of Kelowna, can be a handful, but with her experience it’s a challenge she enjoys. “Physically, he’s very talented. Mentally, he’s very tough too, but a bit of a diva. He’s high maintenance,” she said. “I like a little bit of a challenge and it’s good to have a little extra spark there because when he’s good, he’s really good.” With Dominic still so young, Little plans on easing him into the international scene, taking him to a handful of three-star events in order to prep him for the Pan American trials in 2011. The ultimate goal is to have him ready to compete in Grand Prix events so that he is ready (and eligible) for the 2012 Olympic trials.

Mr. Norm Mross, President of Trico Homes is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacob Kuiken to the position of General Manager in charge of the Okanagan/Vernon region for Trico Homes. Jacob brings a wealth of housing background to the firm and was transferred from the Calgary office to oversee all facets of the operations in BC. In addition to Jacob’s construction and operations knowledge, Jacob will ensure the entire team of employees and trade/supplier partners are committed to and adhere to the Trico philosophy of customer care and service. The combination of experience and resources will ensure the continuation of providing exceptional housing to the Trico family of customers. Trico Homes is currently selling in Turtle Mountain and Sierra Gardens with additional plans for expansion into the vibrant Vernon market. Please join Mr. Mross in welcoming Jacob to Vernon. T & T PHOTOGRAPHICS

Janine Little soothes Dominic before a competition. “He’s schooling all the Grand Prix work (in training), he just needs to tighten up a bit,” said Little. “Not many horses make it to Grand Prix – it’s a difficult level.” Little already has some insight into what it will take to make the 2012 Olympics in London. Her learning curve skyrocketed while she worked at three-time Olympic gold medalist Anky Van Grunsven’s barn in the Netherlands. To cover her considerable competition expenses, Little puts in 14-hour days coaching, training and caring for horses at Serendipity Farms in Kelowna. Rather than have a stablehand tend to Dominic’s tack and grooming, she prefers to do it herself. “You’re going to be the first one who notices if anything is wrong,” she explained.

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Hitmen fall in Bantam final Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Authentic Trophy & Plaque Hitmen lost 5-1 to Mission Thunder in Sunday’s final of the Kamloops Bantam Rec Hockey Tournament . The Hitmen played a gritty, physical style in the bodychecking tournament despite only having seven forwards and four defencemen. Vernon was the first non-Lower Mainland team to make the final in several years. The Hitmen reached the final with four consecutive one-goal victories, including a drama-jammed 6-5 semifinal shootout win over the Cloverdale Colts. With six attackers, Chris Gallant roofed a backhander to tie the game with 26 seconds left, sending it to a five-minute overtime. In the shootout, Vernon got goals by Garrett Dansereau, Gallant and Steven Goebel. The Hitmen clipped the Kamloops Gino’s 5-4, bowed 6-5 to the Thunder on a lastminute goal, and clipped the Surrey Kings 3-2 in a quarterfinal shootout. Said Hitmen head coach Tom Goebel: “I thought the players had a great time this weekend and stepped it up physically in a body contact tournament. Every game was a close one and the team came back from behind in a few of the games to pull out a win. Being in a body contact game gets rid of all the chippiness and stick work that goes on in non-contact hockey, and the boys learn you can play heads-up hockey and have a lot of fun.” Game MVP awards went to Dansereau, goalie Luke Vandale, Goebel, Gallant and Liam Sallows-Cromarty. Most Sportsmanlike Player awards went to Ben James, A.J. Jhajj, David McCaffrey, and Dansereau. Defenceman Brett Vandale broke his hand in the semifinal, but showed a lot of grit by scoring in the shootout and playing in the final before

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Caden Danbrook (left) dangles around the reach of sprawling netminder Caden Colemorgen to score in Novice hockey action Sunday at the Okanagan Training Rink. ending his season. In North Okanagan Bantam Super League action, Denny’s Flyers reeled off three unanswered third-period goals in a 3-3 tie with the Lumby Stars Sunday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena. Lucas Mitchell went top shelf on Lumby goalie Corey Tinney with 7:04 left for the equalizer. Liam Curran and Justin Ramsay also scored for Denny’s. Kyle Weston (2) and Edwin Hayman replied for the Stars. Ramsay, goalie Austin Goss and Mitchell were the Sun Valley Source For Sports Guts & Glory three stars for the Flyers. Jeremy Clark earned first star with 3+2 and second star Travis Webster supplied 2+2 as the Flyers grounded the host Winfield Bruins Saturday. Conor Butte-Landsfried, Curran and Ramsey also scored for the Flyers, who got three assists from third star Anthony Petersen. The Scotia Bank Blazers swept Salmon Arm teams in other Bantam action, grounding Finch & Co. 5-1 Sunday and shutting down the Overwaitea Flames 3-0. Guts & Glory awards in the win over Finch & Co. went to Erin Banning, Justin Hiscoe

and Parker Gray (2G). Other goals came from Kristian Currie, Brenden Zupp and Gavin Opp. Roger Sewell earned the shutout and first star, stopping 21 shots verus the Flames. Zupp (2), and Krister Work handled the offence. Lumby Gorman Brothers Stars blew a 4-1 third-period lead and lost 5-4 to the Hope Wildcats in Sunday’s A final of the Logan Lake Thunder Midget Tournament. D-man Graham Williams blasted in the only goal of the first period to give Lumby a 1-0 lead. Denan Bosk then pulled the hat trick by clicking with linemates Mitchell Wilson (3A) and Ashton Edwards (1A). It was the third tournament silver medal for the Stars. Lumby opened with a 10-4 win over Valemount with Rodney Thompson and Mitchell Wilson each recording five-point games. Brett Poss and Bosk each picked up three points, while Jamie Sawchuk had a great tip-in with Justin (Big Country) Burke scoring on the weakside. D-men Matt Kolb, Robbie Edwards and Theo Wagner all assisted from the point in support of Kohen Baranyi.

The Stars then shut down Kamloops 2-0 as Thompson scored on a feed from Thomas Corkhill and Poss, and Bosk scored an empty-netter on a nice play from Wagner and Williams. Mike Britch made several great saves, including a penalty-shot stop. Lumby then skated to a 6-3 win over Kamloops #1 on goals by Sawchuk, Edwards, Bosk, Corkhill, Thompson and Chris Castellarin. The Vernon Warriors battled the Kamloops Warriors to a 2-2 tie in Female Midget action. Faith Durning scored off a rebound from a shot by Mackenzie Barrie, while Barrie connected off a nice feed from Taylor Cunningham. Megan Johnston had a strong defensive game. Shota Maeda and Henry Deuschl each scored twice as the Vernon Battery Chargers clipped Vernon Seed Orchard 6-5 in Midget Super League action Sunday at Civic Arena. Jordan Johansen and Robert Romei also scored for the Chargers in support of Clayton Coles and Chris DeJong. The Salmon Arm Lakeside Printing Shockers shaded the Chargers 4-3 Friday night at Civic. The Chargers got goals from Deuschl, Jashan Jhajj and Kirman Niijar. In Atom Super League action, the Sladen Moore Gladiators stopped the Bannister Chev Heat 3-1 Sunday morning at Civic Arena. Stephane Richard, Tyler Semeniuk and Colton Schaper-Cotter scored for the Gladiators, while Landon Currie replied for the Heat. Colton Greeno scored the winner with 9:08 remaining as the M&K Ready-Mix Blackhawks clipped the Heat 4-3 Saturday at Civic. Jonas Ramsey, Jeremiah Inglis and Braeden Cooper rounded out the M&K offence, while Sam Frisby (2) and Currie replied for the Heat.

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Another action-packed season of fastball is quickly approaching. The Vernon Minor Fastball Association will hold an open house Saturday, Feb. 6, and all parents, prospective players, coaches and volunteers are encouraged to drop by. “We are excited about the upcoming season and this open house is a great opportunity to increase awareness about the sport and opportunities for young people in our community,” said Paulette Quibell, association president. During the open house, parents and players will find out about the various leagues – Learn to Play (mixed, ages 5-9), Squirt girls and boys (ages 10-12), Pee Wee girls and boys (ages 13-14), Bantam girls and boys (ages 14-15) and Midget girls and boys (ages 16-19). “Fastball is a great way for youth to be active, but also to develop important life skills like selfconfidence and working with others,” said Quibell, adding that children who haven’t played ball before are welcome. “Our association is committed to ensuring all of our youth players thrive and grow in their skill development, but that they especially have fun.” The season will see players go head-to-head against teams from throughout the OkanaganShuswap, as well as attending various tournaments. While at the open house, parents will be able to register their children for the season, which runs from mid-April to mid-June. The association is also looking for volunteers to serve as coaches for the season. “We know that everyone has a busy schedule these days, but there is nothing more rewarding than giving of yourself and providing direction to a great group of kids,” said Quibell, who has coached for years. “I know from my own experience that I probably get as much out of coaching as the kids ever get from me. Their enthusiasm and passion is contagious.” Volunteers are also being sought to help with the hosting of the Squirt Girls Provincials, July 9-11, in Vernon. “This tournament will be a great boost to the community as 15 teams and parents from across the province travel here. There will be a direct benefit to hotels, motels, restaurants and other businesses,” said Quibell. The open house will be held at the Priest Valley Gym (at the Vernon Recreation Complex) from 2-4 p.m. Activities and refreshments will be available. For more information about registration, coaching or volunteering, call Quibell at 250 307-5541, or e-mail vmfareg@live.ca.

Chiefs chase Sharks Morning Star Staff

Jarret Pereboom scored twice and set up another as the Armstrong Chiefs stuffed the Aquatico Bay Bar & Grill Sharks 5-2 in Interior Hockey League action Tuesday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. Chris Ovington also scored twice and Sean Ovington once for the Chiefs (7-14-0-6). Cody Yetter supplied three assists. Kyle Kinsman and Pearce Wylie replied for the Sharks (7-21). Cory Webb scored twice, including once shorthanded, as the Alexander’s Beach Pub Blackhawks bounced the Westwood Cabinets Flyers 3-2 Tuesday night at Civic Arena. Sean Kober also scored for the Hawks, while Paul Saunders and Corey Massie, with one second remaining, replied for the Flyers.

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Carson Richards (from left) Cole Woodliffe, Blaine Caton and Alex McGovern of the Vernon Pee Wee Mustangs show off their new team bags presented to them by Darin Mundy (back left) and Rolf Staudhammer of the Vernon CocaCola Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament committee.

KIJHL KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE OKANAGAN DIVISION TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Revelstoke Grizzlies 33 6 1 5 72 206 127 Princeton Posse 26 12 0 6 58 187 155 Sicamous Eagles 26 14 0 4 56 185 153 Chase Chiefs 25 18 0 3 53 185 147 Kamloops Storm 21 18 0 7 49 163 171 Penticton Lakers 12 28 0 3 27 125 195 North Okanagan Knights 10 32 0 4 24 137 227 EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Fernie Ghostriders 37 7 1 1 76 218 91 Creston Valley T-Cats 25 16 0 4 54 179 145 Golden Rockets 25 20 0 0 50 133 144 Kimberley Dynamiters 22 18 1 4 49 149 131 Columbia Valley Rockies 4 40 1 1 10 104 330 NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Nelson Leafs 33 10 2 1 69 230 114 Castlegar Rebels 28 12 2 2 60 190 120 Spokane Braves 26 19 0 2 54 189 171 Beaver Valley Nitehawks 22 19 1 4 49 188 187 Grand Forks Bruins 5 39 1 1 12 107 267 WEEKLY SCORES: Grand Forks 7 Beaver Valley 4; Grand Forks 4 Penticton 3 (OT); Creston Valley 3 Kimberley 1. LEAGUE LEADERS PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM Scott Morisseau, B. Valley 46 29 50 79 28 Ryan Aynsley, Castlegar 42 35 36 71 119 Layne Stopanski, B. Valley 42 32 39 71 155 Devon Hobbs, Chase 37 23 40 63 63 Jesse Niemi, Fernie 40 16 47 63 146 Luke Richardson, Revelstoke 41 26 36 62 40 Trevor Fitzgerald, N. OK 45 31 31 62 77

NOTEBOOK LACROSSE - North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association registration, Saturday, Feb. 6 at Askew’s Foods in Armstrong. Registration forms are available at Sun Valley Sports. All new players sign up for half price. SKATING - The Vernon Skating Club is accepting registrations for Canskate learn to skate programs that begin March 23. The club is forming synchro teams for the coming season and invite all current or former skaters of all ages to try out. Call Heather at 250-260-6632 or visit www.vernonskatingclub.ca. SOCCER - A new team in the Okanagan Oldtimers Soccer League (45+ men’s) requires players for a season running from mid-April through the end of September. Games Monday nights. Call Kerry Zubot at 549-5111.

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News Student numbers remain on the rise for Okanagan College Morning Star Staff

Okanagan College continues to experience growing enrolments at each of its campuses and in many of its program areas. January enrolment statistics show approximately 5.7 per cent more students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5,504 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attending the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campuses than in January 2009. That represents an increase of 298 more students than the 5,206 registered in 2009. The students are also taking more courses this semester than they did last year; course registrations are up 10.8 per cent overall from the previous year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reasons are many for these increases, and the numbers suggest we are offering the education and training opportunities that citizens of this region need,â&#x20AC;? said president Jim Hamilton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past five years, we have seen a growing number of students who start at the college in January.â&#x20AC;? The largest headcount growth in absolute terms occurred at the Kelowna campus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 140 more students than last January, while the largest percentage growth occurred at the Kalamalka campus: 15.6 per cent more students (717 compared to 620 last year). In terms of course registrations, though, Penticton and Salmon Arm recorded the largest growth: 19.1 per cent and 17.4 per cent respectively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okanagan College has experienced remarkable growth in the last four years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have grown by 48 per cent overall,â&#x20AC;? said Hamilton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on track to exceed our own and the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrolment targets for a fifth year in a row. But the numbers themselves arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the important piece of news here. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to provide a growing number of individuals with the training and education they want and need.â&#x20AC;? Hamilton cautions that the enrolment reports produced in September and January present just a snapshot of the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capture enrolments for programs that may start

later in the semester, for instance, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capture all the enrolments

in Continuing Studies programs,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A complete look at

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very morning when I turn on my computer at work, I double click on the Safari icon to see what is going on around the world. I am directed immediately to the website of the British tabloid The Daily Mail â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OK not your best news source, but it is entertaining in a crass sort of way. (A fellow Coronation Kristin Froneman Street fan, my co-worker put the Mailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s site on there so I could catch up with any dish from The Street.) What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed, as my eye scans the trashy gossip and even more tawdry photos, is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a fun place to be a woman with even a hint of cellulite â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or a hasbeen royal. In fact, according to The Mail, unless you present yourself with the highest dignity â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and, Posh, you need to work on that â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or just stay out of the paparazziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prying eyes, you are fresh meat. What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned is that wearing a crown is not for the meek. You have to have tough skin â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; make that shimmery, smooth and wrinkle-free â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to be thrust into the limelight like that. And some women â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Victoria, Elizabeth â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seem to thrive on it, while others â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fergie, Diana â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of the theme between the two lead females in Back Stage Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest play, 50 Years of Royalty. Set around the true-life pageant that has taken place during Vernon Winter Carnival for the past 50 years, the play takes us behind-the-scenes as two former friends, and Queen Silver Star candidates, watch as their daughters take the same step. And the result, in this particular tale, is not always pretty â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but it makes a juicy story. This is a locally-written, acted and produced play, and play-

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Walter (Phil Wagner, left) performs the song Take a Tip From Me to his daughter Brenda (Janet Walmsley) in the new play by Back Stage Theatre, 50 Years of Royalty. wright/director Michael Poirier stirs the pot here, using an actual event and a few real-life references, places and people (discussed later in this review) that helps the audience get in on the inside joke. The play follows Brenda (Janet Walmsley, so natural on stage, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think she was born there), whose own mother was named Miss Congeniality at the very first Queen Silver Star proclamation in 1961. Wanting to follow in her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps, but aiming for the top position, she enters the competition in 1984, but ends up losing the crown to her then friend, Stella (the multi-talented Beth DeVolder), becoming a princess instead. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still bitter about it, telling all who will listen that she had a dream, to be queen â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and

this is 25 years later. Her father, Walter (the delightfully funny Phil Wagner, who can really shake a leg when it comes to dancing the soft shoe), doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it, and reacts to everything Brenda says in an irreverent way, which of course, drives her crazy. His tip for his daughter is to just laugh it all off and live for the day, and if that means wearing boxer shorts to get a Twistie at Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store, then so be it. Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband Graham (Clive Goodrich, whose chemistry with Walmsley is so at ease, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think these two were actually married) really just wants have some, mmm, mmm, mmm, affection. A dentist, Graham only has eyes for his wife, even though he does look inside the mouths of almost everyone in town, including, we later find out, Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old

rival Stella, and a certain former flame of Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (This character happened to be my date, Morning Star crime reporter Roger Knox, who got thrust into the limelight more than a few times, and he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even on the stage! I still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell if he was pleased or not.) Brenda is trying to impress on her daughter, Samantha (the lovely and talented Amy Wagner), the importance of the competition â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how it builds self-esteem, poise, and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a bad thing to have on your resumĂŠ. While her son, Willy (the studly Shane Carling, who can rap a beat without being too Vanilla icy) thinks the pageant is more about appearances, and believes, he would win if he was a girl. Samantha almost believes what they are saying, when who should show up at the door, but Stella, who has an extremely haughty request. She wants Brenda to tell Samantha to drop out of the pageant to make way for her daughter Saffron (who we never meet). Of course, there is more going on, which we find out about as the play progresses, but the result does not take the high road, and I thank playwright Poirier for not sweetening the pot. As he says, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to throw in a twist, it keeps people on their toes instead of rolling their eyes. Also keeping things on its toes is the playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical numbers, written by Julie Armitage and DeVolder, and performed by an almost allfemale band featuring the talents of Betty Ann Northup on vocals/ keyboards, guitarist/singer Betty Johnson, Ellie Young on bass and Neil Morrison on drums. Theme song 50 Years of Royalty is just one of the many catchy tunes that keeps the pace flowing, and the audience humming along. I wonder what Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newlycrowned royalty, who were present at opening night, thought of the whole thing? Hopefully they laughed along like the rest of us. Like The Daily Mail, we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take these thing too seriously, can we?

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The Watoto Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir is on a mission that takes them on a journey across Canada, and a three-performance visit to Vernon Feb. 20 and 21. Meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Childrenâ&#x20AC;? in Swahili, the choir, whose members are from Uganda, will perform their Concert of Hope featuring inspirational songs and compelling stories, spreading a message of hope for Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. Established in 1994 as a compassionate response to the critical AIDS crisis in Uganda, today Watoto is impacting the lives of more than 1,800 children who have been orphaned and abandoned as a result of the AIDS epidemic, civil strife, extreme poverty, or other catastrophic events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal of Watoto is to give these children hope, purpose, dignity and meaning,â&#x20AC;? said Sara Price with Watoto Canada. Living Hope is a new Watoto program that has already committed to transforming the lives of an estimated 1,200 women in Kampala and 900 women in wartorn Gulu, Northern Uganda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The target groups are HIV positive single women, returnees from abduction by the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resistance Army, and teenage mothers. The goal of Living Hope is to restore dignity to vulnerable women,â&#x20AC;? said Price. The 2010 Canadian tour will feature fair trade items for purchase that are made by women in the Living Hope program. Watotoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concert of Hope will be presented at Kidston Elementary School in Coldstream, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Feb. 21 at 10:15 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church (3412 15th Ave.), and Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at Vernon Alliance Church (2601 43rd Ave.) The concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken and child sponsorship as well as Watoto retail is available.

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North Okanagan residents Joan Heriot, John Lent, Devon Muhlert, and Bob Kingsmill are among the nominees of the third annual Okanagan Arts Awards. Presented by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, a total of 25 nominations were received, and all honourees will be recognized at the awards presentation March 4. “We are incredibly thrilled with the slate of nominees this year,” said Sharon McCoubrey, Okanagan Arts Awards chairman and president of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. “These people represent a wide range of visual, performing and literary artists from communities throughout the Okanagan, and they reflect the depth of talent in the region.” Painter Heriot and writer Lent, both of Vernon, were recognized for their many years of commitment to the arts with lifetime achievement nods along with Leonard Camplin (Chilliwack), Roslyn Frantz (Kelowna), Geert Maas (Kelowna) and Mary Smith McCulloch (Kelowna). Literary arts nods went to Vernon scribe Muhlert and Kelowna’s Nancy Holmes.

Kelowna’s Renee Burgess, Karen Close, Sara Lige and Leroy Wiens were all nominated in the arts educator category. Potter Kingsmill, based in Coldstream, received a visual arts nomination, along with Josette de Roussy (Kelowna), Tancha Dirickson (Summerland), Geert Maas (Kelowna) and Gary Pearson (Kelowna). Kelowna musicians Cynthia LeighAnn Bjalek, Haley Blais and Anna Jacyszyn were selected in the music category, while Lake Country’s Jody LaFontaine and Kelowna’s Gayle Stephenson were nominated for supporter of the arts. Theatre nods went to West Kelowna’s Louise Sjoquist and Leif Thordarson, while Tanya Bakala of Kelowna was recognized for her contribution to dance. The winners will be presented with an original bronze sculpture, entitled Unity, created by Jeanne Bates at the Okanagan Arts Awards gala, which takes place in West Kelowna at the Westbank Lions Hall, 2466 Main St., starting at 6 p.m. The evening also features a reception, silent auction and showcase performance.

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Live Wire ART SHOWS CHIMO ART GALLERY & FRAMESHOP 3011-28th St. Vernon, 5494652. Unique Clemence Wescoupe limited edition from 1979, Robert Bateman Wide Horizons - Tundra Swans special edition 24 by 30 framed with inset 1990 stamps. Framed wildlife art prints by John Seerey-Lester. Canadian artists featuring originals & limited edition prints, Haida and west coast carvings and Canadian pottery. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. First Impressions, exhibition and art sale presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists North Okanagan Chapter, is on now through Feb. 19. Available for viewing during intermission and prior to performances for ticket holders. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Eighth annual winter art show with 26 eclectic and talented western Canadian artists working in a variety of mediums, styles, forms and emphasis. Open for viewing every Wednesday and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment for remainder of the winter season. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. Gallery One and Gallery Two features Incognito, work by local secondary school art students. On the NOAA members wall are paintings by Lumby artist Don Albert. Exhibitions end today. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Fourth annual winter art show features all original art, local artists and all new pieces. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. The gallery is featuring four new exhibitions: Horse and Sparrow by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, Joanne Gervais’ Re-Sourced/ Re-Called, Cheuk Fai (Jeffrey) Wong’s Attempt, and Common Place by Brad McMurray. All exhibitions run to March 11.

50 YEARS OF CARNIVAL 50 YEARS OF ROYALTY Back Stage Theatre presents this musical comedy by Michael Poirier during Vernon Winter Carnival. Dinner theatre at the Schubert Centre continues tonight and Saturday. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Licensed. Tickets are $45, includes buffet by award-winning chef John Fournier, at the carnival office, 250-545-2236 or the Schubert Centre. WE KNOW YOU CAN DANCE Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. See the final competitors as they compete in the finals for the We Know You Can Dance competition during Winter Carnival. The evening will also feature a showcase of community dancers putting on a variety of performances. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and children 12 and under at the Ticket Seller, 5497469, www.ticketseller.ca SPIRIT OF GOLD Winter Carnival 50th anniversary party taking place Sunday at the Vernon Rec Centre auditorium and gymnasium featuring 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.; Aviemore Highland Dancers at 4:15 p.m.; Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band at 5 p.m. Lots of activities and vendor booths, free anniversary cake. Come help us celebrate “50 years of Carnival fun!” Admission is by donation. CIRQUE SUBLIME Winter Carnival flips cartwheels for its 50th anniversary with the high flying world of Adamo, starring Acrobazia Sunday at the Wesbild Centre. Circus artists will demonstrate Chinese poles, aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, contortion and many more thrilling acts at 3 and 7 p.m. For tickets prices/seating, contact the Ticket Seller in the Performing Arts Centre, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

CONCERTS HARRY MANX Enter the “Harry zone” with this master of the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica and banjo who blends Indian folk melodies with blues, a sprinkle of gospel and compelling grooves, tonight at the Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., Lake Country. Tickets are $25/adults $23 students/seniors, group of 4/$84 Call (250) 766-9309 to reserve, or visit the Creekside’s customer

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DANCES COUNTRY AND WESTERN DANCE The Amazing, Flying, Honky Tonk, Country and Western Juke Box Band is throwing a big Valentine’s Day dance, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Lumby Legion lounge. Featuring Paul Fisher on guitar, Les “Tex” Copeland on guitar and Charlie Fisher on drums. THE KINGS Join the dynamic duo for an intimate evening of dining and dancing to the greatest love songs of all time, Feb. 13. Award winning chef John Fournier will provide a three-course gourmet meal. Tables for two or more available, reservations recommended. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., dancing 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $40 at 545-7777, the Schubert Centre or www.TheKingsBand.ca. LUSCIOUS BEATS Join Miss Erica Dee and Melissa M3 of Luscious Beats for an all-ages Valentine’s dance, Feb. 14 at the Cherryville Community Hall. Opening is all-female group Nixie. Tickets on sale at Kush Organics, Vernon, Tutor Tech in Lumby and Cherryville Emporium & Frank’s Store. Cost is $15 advanced and $20 at the door. Doors open @ 8 p.m. and goes till 1 a.m. There will be a concession and local vendors. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Valentine’s dinner & dance Feb 19. BBQ chicken dinner, 6:30 to 7 p.m., $12 per person. Dancing 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Jay Cee. Please reserve your tickets early by calling the branch at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m., or emailing lsdmjb@yahoo.com. Members and bonafide guests welcome. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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Vancouver sax man Johnny Ferreira, of Colin James’ Little Big Band, and his Swing Machine headlines the inaugural Winter Carnival Blues Festival Saturday in the Vernon Recreation Complex. Lineup includes Swing Cat Bounce, featuring Sabrina Weeks (Kamloops), Sherman “The Tank” Doucette and his Tankful of Blues with Pappa Dawg (Kelowna), LindaSue “Blues Mamma” Wilson (Vernon), Lightnin’ Les Copeland (Vernon), and PHAT Betty featuring Cat Wells (Vernon). Food, drink, vendors and loads of room to dance. Licensed event (19 and over.) Doors open at 5 p.m. Show is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the carnival office, carnival.junction.net.

VERNON FILM SOCIETY All films held at the Vernon Town Cinema, 2910 30th Ave. Shows at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. All seats $6, in advance at the theatre box office and Bean Scene coffee house. Feb. 15 is Cooking with Stella, a solid crowd pleaser about a collision of cultures.

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services counter. THE MET: LIVE IN HD Live transmission from New York’s Metropolitan Opera House of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra screens Saturday at Galaxy Cinemas, Vernon at 10 a.m. Tenor Plácido Domingo makes history singing the title role in this gripping political thriller, written for baritone. Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani and James Morris are his co-stars in this moving and tragic story of a father and his lost daughter. James Levine conducts. General admission $23.05, senior $19.90, child $13.60 at the box office. Info at www.cineplex.com/events. STUDIOMOORE PRESENTS A Valentine’s Cabaret Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Tickets are $15 sold at the door only, doors open at 6:15, cash bar. Join Companies A and B for a tribute to love with all your favourite love songs of yesterday and today, plus a few very special surprises thrown in. HEROES IN HAITI BENEFIT At the Prestige Inn Ballroom Feb. 12, featuring music by Henry’s Heroes, Mace, Ranger Kaine Band, The Goods, Modern Folk, Tanya Lipscomb, Alex Yellow Shoes and more. Silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds go to Clean Water for Haiti. Tickets are $20 adult, $10 youth, seven and under free, at the Bean to Cup and Bean Scene. MILTON SCHLOSSER Vernon-born pianist returns Feb. 12 to perform in the Marie Fleming Hall at the Performing Arts Centre. The internationally recognized musician will perform selections from Robert Schumann’s Carnaval, Maurice Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, and Johannes Brahms’ Opus 118 collection. Admittance is by donation at the door (suggested: adults, $15; students/seniors, $10). Seating limited to 80 persons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Starts at 7 p.m.

ARMSTRONG HOTEL Rosie’s Pub, 2715 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong 546-6642. Every Wednesday and Thursday is a rockin’ jam session hosted by local guitar great Rudi Strauss at 9 p.m. ARMSTRONG INN (Saxon Pub), 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith Thursday at 8 p.m. Karaoke cancelled Saturday and replaced with UFC #109. BLENZ COFFEE (formerly Portillo’s) 2706-30th Ave., 545-9599. Open mic night every Monday (even holidays) has moved inside for fall and winter season, 7-10 p.m. Hosted by Rory. Limited seating. Sign up early. BLUEGRASS JAMS Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Bring your acoustic stringed instrument, your voice, or both, and join the fun. $3 drop in fee. Call Sid at 250-549-1024. BLUE HERON PUB 7673 Okanagan Landing Road, 542-5550. Jam night with Cathy Ann Wells is every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. CLIFFS BISTRO & PUB Enderby, by the bridge. Open mic first and third Wednesday. Contact Ellie at 546-3795. COFFEE HOUSE Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. Every third Saturday of the month. Musicians and spoken word artists can sign up at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7:15. Coffee and goodies are available by donation. Admission is $3 at the door. For info. call Sid at 250-549-1024. DJEMBE JAM Robin Ritchie of Harambee African Drum & Dance troupe hosts djembe jam session Saturday from 11:30-1:30 at Yoga Matters 4114 - 25th Ave. Come play your drum, dance and sing and have fun in a very warm, casual atmosphere. Playing popular African rhythms such as Yankadi, Sinte, Djole and more. Some instruction available as well as drums for the drumless. $5 drop-in fee. For info call 250-545-9121, e-mail drummer-am-i@hotmail.com. ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Karaoke every Thursday and Saturday. Friday night DJ.

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Live Wire JAMS/KARAOKE/OPEN MICS FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda every Wednesday and Sunday night. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. LAKE COUNTRY OPEN MIC is held on the first Sunday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 Sunday afternoon jams from 2 to 5 p.m. Sing? Play a musical instrument or just love to dance and listen? Come out and join the fun. It’s free. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 - 27th St, 542-3321. Jam on Sunday, hosted by Tim Reardon and Orio, immediately following the Superbowl. TALKIN’ DONKEY 3923 32nd St, 5452286. Open mic open to everyone, Wednesday nights starting at 7 p.m. Sign up sheet available at the coffee shop. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent.

LIVE MUSIC ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 5463056. In the dining room, Thursday nights is live piano. Saturday is live vocals starting at 6 p.m. Call for reservations. High Plains Drifters are in the pub tonight at 8:30 p.m. No cover. Wylie, one of the top country dance bands in B.C., are back at the pub, Feb. 12. Tickets at the liquor store. Live blues and jazz with local artist Tanya Lipscomb Valentine’s Day Feb. 14. Show starts at 6 p.m. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 46th Ave, 542-3277. In the Spitfire Lounge tonight and Saturday is live blues and jazz by Vernon’s very own Kath and the TomKats. Starts at 7:30 p.m. BLUE HERON PUB 7673 Okanagan Landing Road, 542-5550. Background instrumental guitar music by Les Copeland every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, Feb. 13 Valentine’s Dance with four-piece live band, Whisky Dick, from Kelowna. Door prizes between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. First 20 ladies receive free carnations. No cover. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR 25. 4607 - 29th Street, behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Dance to the music of the Fender Benders tonight and Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $4 for

members, $6 for non-members. VCAFE Vernon Christian Fellowship Church, 4506 29th St. (behind Canadian Tire), 558-4591. Kelowna’s Ari Neufeld, a talented and inspirational young performer who is gaining national attention, headlines Saturday. Also playing is Kailee Duggan with Ryan Breitkreuz. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. Shujaz plays a Dixie scramble and trad. jazz with no net, featuring two saxes, trumpet, clarinet and vocals, Feb. 13. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 ($14 for VJS members) at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup.

THEATRE POWERHOUSE THEATRE Joe DiPietro’s delightful comedy Over the River and Through the Woods takes the stage Feb. 24 to 27 and March 2 to 6 at 8 p.m. Matinee Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www. ticketseller.ca.

UPCOMING KEN HAMM Ken Smedley & The George Ryga Centre present this legendary acoustic delta blues and finger-style guitarist in concert on his 10th annual tour throughout the Okanagan. North Okanagan stops include Gallery Vertigo Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets at The BookNook, Vernon, 250-558-0668; Zion United Church Hall, Armstrong, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets at Final Touch Gallery, Armstrong, 250-546-1949. THE EROTIC ANGUISH OF DON JUAN Old Trout Puppet Workshop presents story about the ghost of Don Juan repenting in hell for his sins. Part of the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society and 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the production takes place at the Performing Arts Centre Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. (Warning: extravagant puppet nudity. Recommended for mature audiences.) Tickets are $25/adult, $23/senior and $20/student at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. AURA CHAMBER CHOIR presents Cabaret: A Grand Night for Singing, Feb. 20 at the Vernon Recreation Complex. Conducted by Imant Raminsh, accompanied by Marjorie Close, MC is Christine Pilgrim. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, coffee, tea. Tickets $15 at the Bean Scene, Seasons Garden Gifts and choir members, phone 250-542-5603. Doors open at 6:30. Show starts at 7 p.m. A NIGHT OF WORSHIP with worship leader, singer, and songwriter Kenneth Murdock, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel

THE VILLAGE OF LUMBY DISPOSITION OF LANDS The Village of Lumby will lease a portion of Lot A, Plan 30783 to The British Columbia Housing Corporation for the purpose of constructing Sixteen (16) senior housing units. The British Columbia Housing Corporation will consolidate that portion of Lot A, Plan 30783, with a portion of Lot 3, Plan 25135. The Village of Lumby will lease the consolidated lands to the BC Housing Corporation for a period of Sixty (60) years at a lease fee of $10.00 for the term of the lease. At the termination of the lease, the improvements may become the property of the Village of Lumby This notice is given under the Community Charter, Section 24(1) and 26. Council will formally consider the disposition of the lands at the February 15th, 2010 Regular Meeting of Council, at the Village of Lumby Municipal Office, 1775 Gencaird Street, commencing at 6:30 p.m. Should any party wish further detail on the disposition of the lands Please contact Frank Kosa, Administrator, Village of Lumby between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, phone 250-547-2171.

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Baptist Church (Mission Hill). info. at 250-545-5941, www.emmanuelvernon.com. VIENNA BOYS CHOIR World famous choir, with members ranging in age from 10 to 14, returns to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. YOUTH SYMPHONY OF THE OKANAGAN Internationallyrenowned composer Imant Raminsh conducts the YSO March 7 at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Trinity United Church. Features works by Mozart, Strauss, Elgar (featuring Nick Denton on cello) and Khachaturianm, and a special presentation of Cambodian songs with tenor Chanthavouth Hy. Tickets are available at the door, visit youthsymphonyokanagan.com for info.

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ustralian R&B singer Daniel Merriweather has enjoyed an underground popularity and whispered status amongst soul Dean Gordon-Smith music insiders and musicians for the past few years. Merriweather’s debut album, Love and War, is not a surprise for those in the know, but otherwise, it’s an ear/eye opening experience. The record exudes style, class and soul from the opening bars of For Your Money –– an elusive and cool NYC aural tribute. This urban soul track introduces Merriweather’s vocal presence in sleek style: He’s a vocalist whose sound has a magnetism and power that is instantly felt. Song by song, this album hits all the tasteful sounds imaginable in 21st century soul music. Amongst the standouts in this clever and effortlessly cool set list is Change, with its cascading melody and dark urgency that relentlessly grooves on. Super-producer Mark Ronson assures that all the right people (Adele, Wale, Sean Lennon) show up

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Aussie soul singer Daniel Merriweather delivers shivery songs and ballads on his debut effort, Love and War. to play in the London and New York City studios as he summons clear and grainy tones from the gear. Ronson and Merriweather, with their cast of other cool players, paint their songs with the moods conjured up here. A sign of a unique and special recording is its unidentifiable source of time and place. Red and Could You are fine examples of that on a record that hovers in its own time/space vacuum. Merriweather’s duet with Adele is an earthy pairing of two voices straining at the leash in the stormy Water and A Flame. They’re all shivery songs and ballads that are evocative pieces of interconnected expression between the years.

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Buoyant Buddies take to the water Breast cancer survivors share camaraderie as they stay fit CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

The Buoyant Buddies Dragon Boat team is preparing for its third International Breast Cancer Survivor Festival in Peterborough, Ont. in June. After participating in festivals in Vancouver (2005) and Australia (2007), the team is ready for the challenge. “It’s a great bunch of girls and we enjoy the camaraderie and just getting out there,” said president Jennifer Drozda, who joined the team in 2003. At one time, it was unheard of for breast cancer patients to take part in any upperbody activity or exercise but that changed in 1995 when Dr. Don McKenzie working with physiotherapist Sherri Niesen recruited breast cancer survivors to form a dragon boat team, Abreast in a Boat. This research showed that women who participated gained physical strength and well being. There are now more than 110 breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams around the world. The Vernon team has about 25 members ranging in ages from the mid-30s to early70s. A racing team is made up of 20 paddlers with a steersperson and drummer. When they are paddling, they get the 50-foot-long, 800-pound boat lifted from the water to cover the typical 500-metre race courses in

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The Buoyant Buddies Dragon Boat team takes part in the Dragon Boat Festival in Salmon Arm last summer. The team is preparing to take part in the International Breast Cancer Survivor Festival in Peterborough, Ont. in June. times of around two-minutes-35-seconds. At international festivals, which can attract up to 70 teams from around the world, the hosts supply the boats and the teams get a chance to practise in the unfamiliar boats.

Oct. 16: Born to Brent and Lindsay Stadnyk of Kelowna, a boy, 9 lbs. 2 oz., named Carter Craig. A grandson for Brian and Loretta Jonas, Lenny and Linda Stadnyk, all of Lumby, Pat and Nancy Nickle of Manitoba. A great-grandson for Jean Armstrong of Penticton, Emily Jonas of Coquitlam, B.C., Mabel Stadynk of Brandon, Man., Mona Nickle of Steinbach, Man., Audrey Brown of Brandon. Dec. 15: Born to Kristin Flynn of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 10 oz., named Marleigh Giana Alina Ashley. A granddaughter for Diana Axley, New Additions Dave Axley, both of Vernon. A greatgreat granddaughter for Ina Gordon of Vernon. Dec. 18: Born to David and Lillian Helm of Lumby, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 9 oz., named Abby Lillian Patricia. A granddaughter for Michael and Lillian Posch of Vernon, B.C., Dave and Patricia Helm of Coldstream, B.C. A greatgranddaughter for Sylvia Posch of Vernon, Frank Posch of White Rock, B.C., Lillian McNeilly of Burnaby, B.C., Mel Helm of Kitchener, Ont.

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The team usually starts practising in May but hopes to be early this year to get ready for the festival. They will also be entering local dragon boat races later in the summer. “We are always looking for new members.

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Dec. 26: Born to Melanie Rydings and Kevin Kwast of Richmond, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 12 oz., named Levi Keith Kwast. A brother for Rowan Robert Kwast, 3. A grandson for Kit and Dave Sherwood of Enderby, B.C., Bob Kwast, Keith and Maureen Rydings, all of Vernon, B.C. Jan. 17: Born to Kent and Sara Van Vliet of Vernon, a boy, 8 lbs. 4 oz., named Eli Reed. A grandson for Kees and Ria Van Vliet of Aldergrove, B.C., Richard and Nita VanderBoom of Armstrong, B.C. Jan. 17: Born to James Carr and Kristy Hornett of Vernon, a boy, 9 lbs. 7 oz., named Liam James. A grandson for Carl and Jacqueline Gabbett of Coldstream, B.C., Dale and Kimberly Hornett of Mackenzie, B.C. Jan. 18: Born to Fred and Val Urazovsky of Vernon, a boy, 5 lbs. 12 oz., named Daniel Benjamin. A brother for Steven, 7. A grandson for Victor and Raisa Urazovsky of 108 Mile House, B.C., Gail Ufimtseff, Alan Ufimtseff, both of Vernon, B.C. A great-grandson for Anna Chirkoff of Vernon, Vladimir and Zoya Bataligin of 100 Mile House, B.C. Jan. 20: Born to Jeremy Seigo and Shantel Stoddart of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 8 lbs. 1 oz., named Brodie Alexander Seigo. A grandson for George Stoddart and Darlene Ellison,

If someone joins this spring, they could take part in the festival in June,” said Drozda. For more information about dragon boating or to join the team, call Drozda at 250-558-0806, Eileen Gilbert at 250-558-4684 or Gladys Ewanick at 250-545-5709.

Gerry Seigo and Vicky Peters, Gerald Peters. A great-grandson for Patricia and Ed Halonen, Marie Peters. Jan. 20: Born to Robert and Connie Appleby of Lumby, a girl, 5 lbs. 8 oz., named Bobbie Leigh. A sister for Alex, 4; Amber, 3. A granddaughter for David and Clara Appleby of McBride, B.C., Rob and Marilyn Walloschek of North Vancouver, B.C., Gunter and Jennifer Haslbeck of West Vancouver, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Louise Millhouse of Armstrong, B.C., Ford and Yvette Gardiner of Burnaby, B.C., Evelyn Davis of Vernon, B.C., Jake Myers of Vancouver, B.C., Joe and Christal Haslbeck of West Vancouver, Marie Haslbeck and Tony Scapine of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Jan. 24: Born to Lewy and Rhea Toews of Armstrong, a boy, 10 lbs. 3 oz., named Rylan Wade. A brother for Bryce, Rochelle, Sharilynn. A grandson for Percy and Eunice Thiessen of Armstrong, B.C., Vern and Mary Toews of Dewberry, Alta. Jan. 26: Born to Courtney and Noni Phillips of Kelowna, a boy, 8 lbs. 7 oz., named Boden Kingsley. A brother for Hannah, 22 months. A grandson for Harvey Ruddell of Vernon, B.C., Trese Atkinson of Vancouver, B.C., Marty Phillips of Parksville, B.C., Shay Phillips of Bowmanville, Ont.

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Looking ahead to the Tiger Editor’s note: The following article is in recognition of Chinese New Year on Feb. 14. TERESA HWANG Special to The Morning Star

For the upcoming Geng Yin year – Yang Metal sitting on top of Tiger (Yang Wood, Yang Fire and Yang Earth), at first glance it looks like a year of major conflict, due to the Heaven and Earth clash between the Yang Metal and Yang Wood, but when we take the Yang Fire and Yang Earth into account, there is an undercurrent of Qi/Chi flow between all these elements, which generates the Metal element. Since the flow of Qi/Chi within the Tiger from the Wood to the Fire and then the Earth, the active Metal energy is constantly fed behind the scene in one sense. We can expect a lot of action (positive and negative) related to the Metal element, which can represent the metal mining industries, jewellery business, automotive industries, airplane manufacturing, war machines, armed forces, financial institutions, think tanks, high-tech industries, engineering, etc. Of course there will be more aggression and unrest between warring nations. Since the Water element is the mitigating factor between the Yang Metal and Yang Wood, an open line of communication between dissenting parties will help to smooth out the problems; a good mediator at the first sign of trouble is paramount. In terms of health issues, the Metal element is related to the large intestines, the respiratory system, the brain and auto-immune system; pay particular attention to these areas. A full medical check-up and investigative tests, preventative measures, such as immunization shots, commitment to a healthy life style and eating habits, will help bolster the human factor in the big picture: the Cosmic Trinity of Heaven, Earth and Man/Human Luck. Since the Tiger of the year clashes with the Monkey in the Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese astrology analysis, people who have the Monkey in their charts will expect some upheavals in their lives for this year, which can be related to job and

career changes, moving to a different house, city, country, etc.; there can also be change in life goals, partners/relationships and health situations. As for the people who were born in the previous Geng Yin/Yang Metal Tiger year (1950), be prepared to turn over a new leaf in life; some major changes can be mitigated by their own positive actions and attitudes starting this year. Of course the good Feng Shui in their environment will have a positive impact, too. For a more detailed look at the impact of the Yang Metal Tiger on each person, we would need to look at the individual’s Four Pillars of Destiny Chart, based on the year, month, day, hour and place of birth, in order to analyze the full implication of all the different aspects of the individual’s life during this year. The building we live and work in has its own pattern of Qi/Chi, dependent upon when it was built, and its orientation according to the Earth’s magnetic field. Upon the arrival of Li Chun (Feb. 3, PST) according to the Solar Calendar, there is a change in the annual pattern of Qi/Chi in the universe, which acts as a trigger to the potential of change in the energy field of the building, by upsetting the balance and harmonious flow of Qi/ Chi, and impacts upon the life of the people living or working within the space. An annual Feng Shui update is essential to discern the potential issues that can arise for the occupants during the year. Teresa Min Yee Hwang runs Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design in Vernon and is a Feng Shui Consultant and interior designer for home and business as well as a certified Feng Shui Research Centre Master and lecturer.

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ear Annie: My husband’s brother has a 10-year-old son. He’s an only child and still sleeps with his parents. He has a perfectly nice bedroom, but they never got around to making him sleep by himself. My brother-in-law travels a great deal for work, and when he’s away, “Timmy” sleeps in his mother’s bed. When my brother-in-law is home, one of the parents sleeps with Timmy in his bedroom. During the holidays, things happened that caused problems with the cousins. Timmy doesn’t sit at the table for fami- Kathy Mitchell & Marcy Sugar ly dinners. He throws tantrums because he doesn’t want to eat what everyone else is eating. Of course, his young cousins then copy him and act up the same way. Also, the children help with the cleanup — even the youngest takes her plate to the kitchen. Timmy, however, watches TV. No one insists that he lift a finger. Timmy has been diagnosed with ADHD, but doesn’t he still require structure? His parents have never said “no” to him. He has more toys than a department store. He really is a sweet kid, but has few friends, and because he hasn’t been taught better manners, things will only get worse as he gets older. We all feel sorry for this boy. A few of us have tried talking to his parents. They know they should set some boundaries and work on his behavior, but they haven’t done so. Any suggestions? — Concerned Family Dear Concerned: Parenting is a tough job. It requires that parents do what is best for their child even if it is difficult and taxing for them. Your brother-in-law and his wife have decided it’s too much effort to reprogram their son, so they allow him to run the show, and he knows it. Suggest they discuss this with the pediatrician and get a

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Vernon’s Woman of the Year 2009 Barrita Durward is busy with charity work at home and with Sweet Smiles, her charity in Mexico. She will be visiting several orphanages and schools in Mexico the end of the month and will be hosting a Valentines Fundraising Dance & Silent Auction benefit Feb. 10 so she can take as many supplies as possible with her. “Esther, who is the house mom of the House of Hope and Faith in Cancun, Mexico, is quite ill with cancer. She continues to take care of the children to the best of her ability, but she and the children are in desperate need of our help,” said Durward, the owner of Cotton’s Chocolates, Vernon’s Small Business of the Year. “She began this orphanage 20 years ago when an infant was left on her door step and she never turns a child away. She is a truly amazing soul.” The money raised from the event will be used to purchase a six-month supply of food for each orphanage, medical supplies, freezers, fridges, shoes and clothes, school supplies, medicine and vitamins. The Valentines Fundraising Dance and Silent Auction features complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries, great music, and a silent auction

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Feature Event: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program needs volunteers

OLD TIME DANCE Feb. 6, Enderby Drill Hall, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Music by Valley 5; adults, $6; students, $3; lunch included. All welcome. Call 545-5414 or 545-4220. 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. To apply, call Vernon Belsheim at 250-308-2110. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden, Feb. 5 from 7 to 8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. We begin series on “The Power To Change.” 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 $10 adults, $5 students. Call 250-558-0952 or see 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 at Boys and Girls Club, Carnival office, elementary schools). Concession available. Come out for a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Parents/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 fair-trade coffee and friendly discussion on topic of authentic experiences with landscape photography. Contact Dave at 250-547-6368 or daboss1@telus.net OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Feb. 5, dinner & dance to Kath and the Tomcats, Army & Navy Club; dinner 6 p.m., music starts 7:30 p.m., ends 11:30 p.m. If attending, call Dot by Thursday, 250-542-4042. THE EDELWEISS SOCIETY Social night at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. at 7 p.m., first and third Friday. AA MEETINGS IN ENDERBY Fridays at 8 p.m., open discussion group, St. Andrews United Church, corner of Belvedere and Regent Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Fridays at 8 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Call the 24-hour hotline at 549-7002 if you need to talk or for more info. CODA MEETS Fridays at 11 a.m., at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. VERNON MS SOCIETY DROP-IN CENTRE Open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - noon, in room 105, the People Place; closed Wednesdays. Come in for coffee, a game of checkers or crib, dialogue and support. Call 542-2241 for more info. VERNON ELKS LODGE #45 Our downtown hall is available for small and large functions such as meetings, weddings, anniversaries, celebrations of life, etc. We offer full catering upon request with hall rentals. Call Maureen at 558-0876.

he program trains volunteers and their dogs who visit seniors at establishments throughout the North Okanagan. Studies have shown that stroking and touching a dog have helped to lower blood pressure, calm the mentally challenged and refresh the mind of the confused. Any dog of sound temperament with current rabies and distemper shots can become a therapy dog, with every dog given a St. John Ambulance therapy evaluation before joining the program. “It’s not an obedience test,” said program co-ordinator Jo-Ann Johnston, pictured with her own dogs, Hugo and Bebe. “An evaluator will simply test the dogs’ reaction to people and other dogs in a variety of simulated conditions.” Volunteers must be at least 18 and willing to devote a couple of hours every two weeks for at least a year. For more information, please call Johnston at 250-542-6369 or St. John Ambulance at 250-542-1093.

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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS NORA (North Okanagan Referral Association) meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m., The Pantry. Call Les Fresorger at 542-7181 or see www.nora.ca. AL-ANON MEETS Fridays at 8 p.m., Vernon Jubilee Hospital (Education Rooms) and Sundays at 8 p.m., at Seaton Centre. For more information, call 545-4933. SPANISH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests. Meets every Sunday at 6 p.m., at Birch Church, corner of Birch Avenue and Ethel St., Kelowna, with Pastor Fernando Murua; call 979-0584. Meets Saturdays at 7 p.m., at Tabernacle, corner of Leathead and Tartan Rds., with Pastor Hilo and Amparo Blanco, and Liliana Fewell; call 765-8348. In Vernon, please call Connie at 545-7421. FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS: ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE From 4 p.m. to close, Friday and Saturday, 2500-46th Ave. Call 542-3277 for info. Also, Grandpa darts every Friday. FRIDAY NITE SUPPER Elks Lodge, 3103-30th St. All welcome to join us, including children, at 6 p.m. every Friday for excellent home-cooked meal including soup/salad, dessert and coffee. Mini meat draw and 50/50 follows dinner. Cost $7.50 Money raised goes to children & charities in Vernon. WEE TREASURES Fridays 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church. A drop-in play time for moms and children. For info., contact Tina at 260-4121 or Carmen at 545-7700. GRANNIE DARTS AT THE LEGION Fridays at 1:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, Vernon. DANCE AT THE LEGION Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, Vernon.

FEBRUARY 6 WINTER CARNIVAL LANTERN SKI and potluck social Feb. 6 at Sovereign Lake, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ski by the “light of the lanterns,” or the lit trails if you prefer. Bring a potluck dish to share and your own cutlery and plates. A fun event for all. WE KNOW YOU CAN DANCE FINALS Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Showcase of community dancers, in conjunction with 50th Vernon Winter Carnival. Tickets are $17, adults; $12 seniors and kids under 12. PANCAKE BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET Armstrong Odd Fellows hall, 3005 Wood Ave. Call 250-546-3575 to book table for flea market, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Cost $5.

KNITTING CIRCLE AT GALLERY VERTIGO First and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. All knitters and crocheters welcome. Drop in and join local fibre artist and passionate knitter Janet Armstrong, for knitters of all experience. Expert knitters will be on hand to offer help and advice to beginner and intermediate knitters if desired. Bring along your current project and completed projects for show and tell if desired. Goodies are often brought in by members of the group and coffee is provided by the gallery. Admission is a $5 donation to Gallery Vertigo’s Smarties Family Sunday Art Program. For more info., call 250-503-2297 or see www. galleryvertigo.com or e-mail info@galleryvertigo.com YOUTHGLO!! YouthGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 25 and under, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more information go to our website at www.youthglo.com or contact us by e-mail at youthglo@hotmail.com. THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit their Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. The site contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES For hall rentals, please call Evelyn at 542-3003. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com CRIBBAGE AT THE HORSESHOE CLUB Saturdays at 1 p.m. Limited space available. Call Vera at 250-545-4521. MEAT DRAW AT THE LEGION Saturdays at 3 p.m. , Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25, Vernon. DANCE AT THE LEGION Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25, Vernon. OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Feb. 6, attending Winter Carnival Blues Festival at the rec centre. Admission, $25; food, drink and vendors. Call Dot by Friday if attending, 250-542-4042. Also, Lantern Ski at Sovereign Lake. Call Syd, 260-1857.

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(nursery & toddler care avail for children under age 3) Sunday School for children age 3 - grade 5 Wednesday 7:00 pm Bible Study and Prayer Time

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 10 am Sunday Morning Worship Exploring the Scriptures “What Do You Remember?”

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Ministers: Rev. Sharon Ferguson-Hood, Leanne Benoit and Rev. Bob Thompson

Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 9:30 & 11:11am

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VERNON FAMILY CHURCH

Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM

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nationals, Merklinger and Laface are already familiar with the new facility. They will also Dave Merklinger’s have most of the ice crew Olympic adventure has that worked that event kicked off a few weeks back for the Olympics. If earlier than he anticipatthere is one variable that ed. Hired to oversee the might pose a problem at ice making for the men’s the venue, it is the 6,200 and women’s curling at the Vancouver Games, the seating capacity. “Vancouver is a rainy manager of the Vernon Curling Club didn’t expect part of the country. There’s going to be to leave for the Mainland lots of humidity and until a week before the when you yo get 6,000 games. people in there it peopl An unexpected Vernon just adds to it,” has the visitor Tuessaid Merklinger. day morning “They’ve gone over “The changed all that. and above spending a “I was just in to ensure we money t the club at 10 in the he rig dehumidifimorning and a girl comes have the right cation systems – the rest in and asks ‘I’m kind of is up to us. looking for somebody “I pray that the curling that would like to run gods allow us to make the torch?’ I said, ‘Well, really, really good ice for I’m doing the ice for the these guys to perform Olympics, I might as well on. That’s really what it carry the torch while I’m boils down to. If they can at it,’” explained Merkhave good conditions, linger. they’re going to be able In minutes, he was to showcase curling the kitted up in an Olymway it should.” pic track suit, torch in As one of the top ice hand, and ready to run a makers in Canada, and 300-metre section of the therefore the world, Vernon torch relay. Merklinger has prepped Proudly waving the the ice for every other $400 torch he bought as major curling event on a souvenir, Merklinger laughed: “At the end they the planet. From the Twin asked if I’d like a bottle of Anchors Curling Classic to the world championships, water, and I said ‘No, but he has done it all. And I’d like a nice cold beer.’” Chuckled Wayne Laface, from former women’s world champion Jennifer who will be Merklinger’s assistant in Vancouver: “It Jones to Team France – who specifically travelled cost him $12 a metre.” to the Vernon club to With Merklinger and prepare for Olympics – he Laface running the show, has the respect of the it will be the first time world curling elite. an all-Canadian duo has “First time for the supervised the ice making Olympics, but now I can at the Olympics. They say I’ve done every major already have plans on event. That’s it, so now how they can put their they can put me out to signature on the ice, and pasture,” grinned Merkimprove it from previous linger, who curls third Games. for Laface on Wednesday “The quality of ice nights in the Capri Insurin past Olympics has ance Super League. been alright, just a little Merklinger says it was inconsistently straight. So a no-brainer to bring 66now they’re finally going year-old Laface along for to give it to the hands of the job. Canadian ice makers,” “He’s done enough. He said Merklinger, 55. makes really good ice and Added Laface: “We can he’s saved my butt and guarantee one thing, and made this ice what it is that is there will be lots here today. So I said ‘You of swing.” know what? You’re comHaving tended the ice at the Vancouver Olympic ing with me, old man.’” Before they can begin Centre at Hillcrest Park worrying about Vanfor last year’s junior couver, Merklinger and Morning Star Staff

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Good to go for Games KEVIN MITCHELL Morning Star Staff

Have pretty much memorized the SkyTrain and Translink schedules. Have a good idea where most of the venues are located. Believe the skeleton races are being held behind the Haney Hotel. Have a laptop with some new thunderstick thingy allowing for wireless service just about anywhere I get lost. Yep, I’m ready to cover the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics for Black Press. I’ll be writing about everything, from luge to nordic combined, to bobsleigh. Be prepared for two-hour waits to get anywhere, they say. OK, so from my uncle’s place in North Delta, to Whistler-Blackcomb for a 10 a.m. ski race, I should probably leave by at least 3:15 a.m. Ouch. Oh well, I’m sure the travel nightmare will be sugarcoated with some awesome athleticism, friendly and spirited fans and volunteers, and some of that five-star West Coast rain and sunshine. This is my second Olympic gig. First was the ‘88 Games in Calgary. A chinook cruised in so sidewalk tables and parties were the norm. The people were incredibly helpful, and it was easy getting around. The hockey was somewhat of a joke. Canada was led by journeymen like Jim Peplinski and Merlin Malinowski up front and Andy Moog in net. I shockingly watched them barely beat Poland 1-0 and finish out of the medals. The Russians struck gold with their famed KLM line, while the Americans showed off rookie stud Brian Leetch on defence. Matti Nykänen of Finland became the first pure ski jumper to capture three titles, winning gold medals at 70 and 90 metres and adding a third in the new team jumping competition. He wasn’t, however, the most celebrated jumper in Calgary. We media loved to grab quotes from Michael (Eddie the Eagle) Edwards, the accident-prone flying plasterer from Britain. Edwards finished 58th and last in the 70-metre jump and 55th and last in the 90-metre, and was welcomed home after the Games by hundreds of fans at London’s Heathrow Airport. I watched him, and staring up at the runway, had to give him marks for bravery. I was near tears when Elizabeth Manley gave the performance of her life, winning the long program and coming within a fraction of a point of beating Katarina Witt for the Olympic title. Manley’s come-from-behind victory made her a national celebrity in Canada. The Americans’ diva was Debbie Thomas, and she and Witt were fun to watch

in warm-up as they brushed by one another, a form of trash-talk as I learned from veteran skating reporters. The Battle of the Brians – Boitano of the U.S. and Orser of Canada – was also a beauty at the Saddledome. I felt a touch out of sorts at the skating comp because I didn’t bring flowers. I quickly picked up on the jargon of the sport, jumps like lutz and salchow. Humour columnist Dave Barry once wrote: “Between jumps, they swoop around, smiling radiantly while holding their hands out from their bodies to convey the artistic message: ‘I have a rash in my armpit.’ When each skater finishes, the spectators show their appreciation by throwing flowers. This is the signal for the skater to get the heck off the ice because nobody wants to see a repeat of the tragic incident at Albertville in 1992 when a serious French medal contender was punctured by a gladiola clocked at 86 mph.” Curling was a demonstration sport in Calgary, and I headed over to Max Bell Arena to check out Ed Lukowich representing Canada. Curling is, today, a marquee Winter Games event. I checked out luge at Olympic Park,missing out on the bobsledding when it was postponed due to poor conditions one day. Also took a bus to Nakiska, where I hiked up about a mile to catch Vernon’s Rob Boyd zooming down the course. I got one photo. Learned a lesson there. The European press covered most of the Games from the media centre, watching on TV and taking notes. The nightlife was a blast. Don Kendall, one of the founders of The Morning Star, and I went to a place where The Stampeders were the house band. There was Dr. Carey Keith a brawl one night, when some Russian

speed skaters tried to bring in their own vodka, but for thee most ppart,, the at atmosphere was safe. Olymp events, t but if you do findd I doubt if Sports Action is allowed to include Olympic f orts author au r Dan Jenkins Je a way to wager on the Games, take some advice from sports (You Gotta Play Hurt). putti your money on tho hl “I strongly recommend putting those athletes who have the es.A n Finn with w ann overdose ov fewest vowels in their names. A flying of k’s and n’s won ose things where here guys soar off a mountaintop and try to the nordic jumps, those miss being castratedd by the church steeple down below.” fo Swedes “with a payload of m’s and g’s” and Jenkins also suggest lookingg for ns, up to here in g’s and v’s.” “a cluster of Russians,

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Edna Dina Mary Metz Edna was born on May 1st, 1932 in St. Paul, Alberta and passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2010 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 77 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her four sons; Anthony (Cathy) Metz of Lavington, B.C., Nick (Linda) Metz of Elkford, B.C., Darrell (Debbie) Metz of Vernon, B.C., Bill (Maggie) Metz of Cherryville, B.C., six daughters; Judy Lacombe of Cherryville, B.C., Lavana Labrey of Burnaby, B.C., Debbie Metz of Revelstoke, B.C., Donna Metz of Kelowna, B.C., Wendy (Norm) Deck of Cherryville, B.C., Cindy (Brian) Holmes of Calgary, Alberta, twenty grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one sister; Mary Smith of Calgary, Alberta as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Edna was preceded in death by her husband; Michael Metz, her brother; Dave Daniels, two grandsons; Michael and Troy Metz and her parents; Bill (Jessie) Daniels. In respecting Edna’s wishes, she was cremated and there will be no Funeral Service held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Edna to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. c/o The People Place #102-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1

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Thomas Lindsay Speechly Feb. 22, 1926 - Jan. 31, 2010 Tom passed away at the Vernon Hospice House on January 31, 31 2010 at the age of 83. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Road at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 12th. He is survived by his cousins Lynn, Gordon & Lyall Webster and Lindsay & Brian Webster. Tom was born in Vernon and attended school at Coldstream Elementary and Vernon High. He joined the RCAF in 1944, qualifying as a wireless / gunner just as the war ended in 1945 and afterwards took flying lessons at Vernon Airport while training as an aircraft mechanic. As a commercial pilot he flew many hours for Pacific Western Airlines in B.C. eventually giving up this work to train and work as a helicopter mechanic. He retired to Coldstream to live in the house inherited from his parents and worked many years as a school bus driver, part time work he liked as it gave ample time for golf, a game he loved. He never married but had many varied interests including collecting cars, boating and music. As the proud owner of a 1950 wooden Peterborough motor boat he spent many happy hours on the local lakes, Mable Lake being his favourite. He played the piano and accordion and in later years was a member of a band who often entertained at nursing homes and country dances. Also active in the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, (the bug club as he called it), he led some of the trips and served as driver for extended tours of the states. For some years he would spend many months in the winter in Arizona and Mexico often getting around on his mountain bike. Always cheerful and helpful in disposition he had many friends and lived a happy and active life on his own terms. He was able to look after his aunt’s affairs in her later years and was generous with help for other elderly family friends. We will miss his cheery presence and remember him with great affection. We would like to thank Dr. Allan Meyers, the staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Community Care and Hospice House for the compassionate care given to Tom at the last stages of his illness. Donations may be made to the North Okanagan Hospice House in lieu of flowers.

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Margaret (Peggy) Porter 1917 – 2010

It is with deep regret and sadness the family of Margaret (Peggy) Porter announces the passing on Thursday, January 28, after a very brief illness, of their loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Peggy was born in Vernon on April 6, 1917, the only child of Andrew and Helen Spence. Growing up on the Coldstream ranch, where her father was the Blacksmith and her mother had originally been on the staff of Lord and Lady Aberdeen, Peggy would take a horse and buggy to attend classes at Vernon Senior Secondary where she graduated from in 1935. 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, TODAY on 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.

Grace Mary Hennessy 1926 - 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Grace Hennessy on the 1st day of February 2010. Grace had lived in Falkland, B.C. for the past 18 years and lived in Vernon for the 12 years previously to that. Grace will be sadly and lovingly missed by her husband of 36 years George Hennessy of Falkland and sons Randy (Thelma) Pokeda of Williams Lake and Fred (Betty) Pokeda of Abbotsford; 3 grandchildren Mike, Alan and Crystal; 5 great-grandchilden; and also her brother George F. (Nan) Brown of Nanaimo. There will be a Celebration of Life service for Grace at 1:00 pm. on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Falkland church.

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Rockin Ronnie Bilodeau January 4 1958 Febuary 6 2005 If lilies grow in heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my father’s arms & tell him there from me. Tell him that I miss him. When he turns to smile, Place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for awhile. Forever missed, Forever in my heart. Love you always dad Raelene


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Lorna May Louisa Baron died peacefully at home in Winnipeg on Monday, February 1, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 83 years. Lorna was born in Argoed, South Wales. Orphaned at the age of 11, Lorna and her older sister, Audrey came to Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1938 to live with their uncle’s family. Her journey in Canada took her to Whitehorse, Yukon where she met and married Stanley Baron. Stan’s career with Canadian Pacific Airlines moved them to Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Calgary. Stan and Lorna retired to Vernon, BC in 1985 . After Stan’s death in 2003, Lorna returned to Winnipeg in 2007 to be closer to her family. Lorna is survived by her children, Lynda Trenholm(Gordon), Jean McKenzie(Robert), Rob( Barb Penney) of Calgary, AB and Barbara McAllaster( Robert) of Kailua, Hawaii.; grandchildren, Robert( Jo-Anne), Julie(Martin), Daniel, Mary Jane, Chris, Mitchell, Sara and Kiana and great-grandson, Marcus. Lorna is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Jo Salamandick, Nell Kureluk, and Jeanette Baron of Edmonton, AB and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Stan, her infant son, David, her parents, Clifford and Gertrude Russell, and her sister, Audrey Morse. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Parish, 847 St. Mary’s Road, on Friday, February, 5 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Renato Pasinato presiding. A time of fellowship will follow in the parish hall. Interment will take place at a later date in Vernon, BC. If friends so desire, donations to the Christ the King Parish Memorial Fund, 847 St. Mary’s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3P6, or the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6 would be appreciated.

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Whether she was driving friends to appointments, assisting with charity events, gardening in the orchard, crocheting for her grandkids and loved ones, or simply enjoying lunch with family and friends, Jean always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed golfing with the ladies at Hillview Golf Course and particularly loved traveling the globe with her sister, Margaret, and close companions. Helping hands are busy hands and Jean’s hands were certainly not the exception. She was a dedicated member of Royal Purple, serving as treasurer for a number of years and fundraising through bake sales and raffles and a founding member of “The Wacky Widows”. She was a pioneer telephone worker, having been employed for many years with B.C. Tel and Telus. The smile is gone—her busy hands are now at rest. Jean passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1st, 2010 at North Okanagan Hospice House having reached the age of 75 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: one son, Randall (Shelley) of Quesnel, two daughters, Darlene England of Victoria and Charlene (Mike) Johnson of Vernon, seven grandchildren: Curtis (Tasheena) of Smithers, Kristen (Scott) Trueman of Quesnel, Nicole of Quesnel, Matthew Hall of Edmonton, AB, Kate Hall of Victoria, Amanda Johnson of Vancouver, and Taylor Johnson of Vernon, one sister, Margaret Bowman of Red Deer, AB, one brother, Don (Lorna) Butts of Edson, AB, numerous nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Marie Butts of Evansburg, AB, extended family and friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Ken, in 1992 and by one brother Bill. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. in All Saints Anglican Church with The Reverend Rita Harrison officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.

Dale Kauffman Dale Edwin Kauffman passed away suddenly in Salmon Arm, BC on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the age of 56 years. A Celebration of life reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 2016 Miller Street, Lumby, BC on Saturday afternoon, February 6th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. At 3 p.m. guests will be invited to speak and share their memories of Dale at an open mike. Born in Vancouver, BC on January 4, 1954, Dale was raised in the lower Mainland; he has resided in the Okanagan – Vernon areas for the past 30 years, having lived in Lumby since August of 2004. He was a mechanic all his life, taking a keen interest in orchards since 1990. Dale was always available to assist others whenever someone needed him. Predeceased by his father, Edwin Kauffman, in 1974; Dale is survived by his loving family; wife, Debbie; two sons, Mike and Matt; mother, Marjorie Haugen of Langley, sister, Marlene (Robert) Campbell of Surrey; brother, Lyle (Janet) Kauffman of Langley; Uncle Mike (Gayle) Parr of Langley; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Requested by the family, donations may be sent to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, # 4, 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC VlY 9M9 in memory of Dale Kauffman

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Steel 1952-2010 Steel, Bernice It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice Steel, Thursday February 04, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday February 07, 2010 at 2:00pm, at Grandview Seventh Day Adventist Church (4678 North Grandview Flats Road Armstrong, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: Vernon@pafs. net. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, (Vernon. 250-558-0866 & Armstrong. 250-546-7237)

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Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard His call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you sunshine for tomorrow. My life’s been full; I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your head and share with me, God wanted me now; He set me free.

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In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still Chris Klim In our hearts you hold July 11, 1983 - Dec. 27, 2007 a special place No one can ever fill It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone For part of us went with you That day God called you home. Never can we forget one without the other. Bill, Helen, Dennis, Lin, Alan, Patsy, Harry

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Childcare Available 1 full time opening available now, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc.ref’’s, 18+yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. Childcare available in my home starting in March 1. F/T or 2 P/T, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm. LNR and First Aid. Snacks and meals provided. 250-503-3138

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Help Wanted

NOW HIRING Part time catalogue counter staff. Bring resume and cover letter to Dave or Beverly at Sears on 48th Avenue, Vernon.

Help Wanted DESC SERVICES has vacancies for full time and on call CSW’s to support individuals with developmental disabilities. Full time position is Thursday-Mon 9-4. On call staff should be available for all shifts including weekends. Recent direct experience and/or post secondary education and drivers liscence is required. Pls send resume with references to: descokanagan@shaw.ca or fax 250-503-1693

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For lifestyle, Williams Lake’s mixture of frontier charm and urban living can’t be beat. Williams Lake is a flourishing city with all major amenities including a full service hospital, excellent school system, Thompson Rivers University, parks, trails and an array of recreational facilities. Housing is extremely affordable with a range of residential opportunities from modern urban subdivisions and townhouses to large rural properties. The attractive mix of high-quality lifestyle and surrounding pristine wilderness playground makes Williams Lake an ideal place to raise a family and “hang your hat”! The General Manager of Corporate Services is the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Williams Lake, pursuant to Section 149 of the Community Charter and is responsible for organizing and directing human resources, legislative services, financial services, purchasing and information technology functions. Salary for this non-union position will commensurate with experience and include a comprehensive benefits package. For a detailed job description please visit www. williamslake.ca Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, copies of applicable certifications, and letters of reference no later than 4:00 pm, Friday March 5, 2010 to the attention of Ashley Williston, Manager of Human Resources, City of Williams Lake, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3 - Fax (250) 392-8484.

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MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION, B BUILDINGS & AIRPORT For lifestyle, Williams Lake’s mixture of frontier charm and urban living can’t be beat. Williams Lake is a flourishing city with all major amenities including a full service hospital, excellent school system, Thompson Rivers University, parks, trails and an array of recreational facilities. Housing is extremely affordable with a range of residential opportunities from modern urban subdivisions and townhouses to large rural properties. The attractive mix of high-quality lifestyle and surrounding pristine wilderness playground makes Williams Lake an ideal place to raise a family and “hang your hat”! The Manager of Transportation, Buildings & Airport shall manage and is responsible for the safe and efficient management of fleet services, electrical utilities, building maintenance, airport operations & transit. General duties include providing leadership, supervising staff, developing and implementing preventative maintenance programs, acquisition of vehicles and equipment, managing operations, capital budgets and special projects. Salary for this non-union position will commensurate with experience and include a comprehensive benefits package. For a detailed job description please visit www.williamslake.ca Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, copies of applicable certifications, and letters of reference no later than 4:00 pm, Friday February 26, 2010 to the attention of Ashley Williston, Manager of Human Resources, City of Williams Lake, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3 - Fax (250) 392-8484.

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Office Administrator Advanced Simply Accounting required. Please drop resume to Royal Canadian Legion #98 909 Belvedere St. (Box 514) Enderby, B.C. V0E 1V0 or fax to: (250) 838-7235 Phone: (250) 838-7283

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Trojan Safety Services Ltd. (Fort St. John, BC Branch) Requires OFA LEVEL 3 FIRST AID ATTENDANTS Competitive Wages and Health BeneÀts are offered. Experience is an asset, but not necessary Fax or Email your resume and driver’s abstract to 250-785-9533 or lchretien@trojansafety.com We thank you for your interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted to participate in an interview.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Leah Crawford, Estate Administrator at 250-503-5300 today to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon, Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9A2 ATTN: Wanted 33 Overweight People! WE PAY YOU for lbs you lose on our program! Call Candace 1-877-264-4713 ATTN: Why Weight? Join weig ht loss prog. 1-877-737- DIET dietmagicresults@shaw.ca

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Recreation Services is looking for energetic, motivated and skilled daycamp instructors for our kids’ camps this spring, and possibly summer. Drop off your resume at the Recreation Centre or email dtreherne@vernon.ca before Feb 12.

Help Wanted

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for the RCA program at Sprott-Shaw Community College, Vernon campus. If you want to share your knowledge with others please email loria@sprott-shaw.com or call Lori

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Columbia Shuswap Regional District

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

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

Development Services Assistant

Building Inspector (Casual Relief)

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

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

This position requires excellent communications skills, diplomacy and tact. Ideally, you have completed Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by a Planning or Civil Engineering diploma from a recognized institute plus two years’ experience preferably in a unionized, local government environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The position offered is a full time, permanent position covered in the CUPE Local 1908 collective agreement. The salary range under for this position is $1,867.46 - $2,139.58 bi-weekly with an attractive benefit package provided. This advertisement and a copy of the related job description are available on the Regional District’s web site at: www.csrd.bc.ca. Applications will be treated as confidential and must be received by 4 pm, Monday, February 8, 2010. Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and resumé to: Bev Comeau Deputy Manager of Corporate Administration Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District 781 Marine Park Drive NE Box 978 SALMON ARM, BC, V1E 4P1 Telephone: (250) 833-5917 Fax: (250) 832-9774

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Under the general direction of the Deputy Manager, Development Services, the Development Services Assistant is responsible for responding to a variety of land use enquiries directed to the Development Services Department. The Development Services Assistant receives, documents and processes routine department land use applications, provides information on departmental policies and procedures and serves as a key team member in the Development Services Department. The Development Services Assistant works with members of the public, elected officials and members of other Columbia Shuswap Regional District departments. A valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of the job together with use of the successful applicant’s personal vehicle.

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Part-Time Employment Opportunities Rona Home Centre is seeking an enthusiastic individual for part time CASHIER work. Must have flexible availability for days, evenings and weekends. Please drop resume at Rona customer service desk “ATTENTION: Lee Nowlin”. Rona Home Centre is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a part time SALES position in our plumbing department. Knowledge of rough and finished plumbing is an asset. Hours of availability must be flexible for days, evenings and weekends. Please drop resume at the Rona customer service desk “ATTENTION: Lorraine Klone” or email: lkone@rona.ca

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Geotech Drilling Services, one of Canada’s leading drilling companies, is committed to upholding excellence in customer service. With that comes a growing demand for enthusiastic, career-minded personnel. We are currently hiring an experienced Journeyman certified Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our team at our Nunavut jobsite. Geotech offers an equitable and empowering work environment with a competitive benefit and wage package. A successful Candidate must be able to diagnose and repair heavy duty equipment (dozer, telehandler, diesel pickup trucks), have electrical troubleshooting experience (generators, burners, pumps), have hydraulic troubleshooting experience as well as welding experience. In addition, the successful applicant must be able to keep detailed repair records, prioritize repairs and coordinate part orders. A positive attitude and flexibility towards varying shift work is expected. For more information on our rapidly growing organization, please visit our website at www.geotechdrilling.com. Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and driver’s abstract by email to our Human Resource Department: nicole.mcleod@geotechdrilling. com or fax to: 250-549-3387 by February 9, 2010. No phone calls please. We thank all that apply; however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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Career Opportunities Nixon Wenger is the largest law firm in the North Okanagan offering flexible hours, competitive salaries, and great benefits including RRSP contributions. We provide interesting work in a positive and supportive environment, with opportunities for career growth and development. Join this well-established and growing law firm for a dynamic and rewarding career. For a list of current job postings, please visit the Careers page on our website: www.nixonwenger.com or contact Theresa Jones, Office Manager by phone or email: tj@nixonwenger.com

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LATE NIGHT MAINTENANCE PERSON Apply in person at 2601-58th Avenue, Vernon

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is seeking motivated people to fill two positions: Building Maintenance Supervisor – FULL TIME The Building Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for the overall maintenance, security and custodial duties of the Performing Arts Centre. The successful candidate should expect to work on a variable schedule. A background in facility maintenance is beneficial. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. A detailed job description is available online at www.ticketseller.ca/employment. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Gordon Grant, Artistic and Managing Director Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5T6 E-mail: theatre@ticketseller.ca Custodian – PART TIME This position is approximately 20 hours per week and a benefit package is available. The successful candidate will be expected to work evenings, nights and weekends. Please apply in person by filling out an employment application at the Centre’s administration office, at 3800 - 33rd Street, between the hours of 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

WE HAVE 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

The first is for a highly motivated, customer service driven individual for our retail store. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of hardware lines and related products as well as previous retail experience and reasonable computer skills. Building materials and lumber experience is also an asset. We also have a production line position in our door & window shop for someone who shows great attention to detail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please bring a resumé in to the Assistant Store Manager. BUSY Irrigation Store in Vernon has position available for F/T self motivated personnel. The candidate must have strong skills in the irrigation industry, 3yrs min. Purchasing exp., computer knowledge & effective communication skills. Fax resumes: 250-503-0282 Cube van and driver needed to haul pallets of goods from Vernon to Langley and back on a bi-monthly basis. Please call 250-542-5910, Ext. 21. EXPANDING Veg. mgmt co. has immediate openings in the S. Interior & Kootnays for exp. saw op. w/slashing/falling exp. Herb. Ticket, Cert req’d. Respond w/detailed work history resume to fax: 250-861-8737 Farm Labourer wanted $9.14/hr 5-6 days/week manual work inc, planting, prunning & harvesting. April 1st - Oct 30th. Phone (250)545-0105, Fax 250-545-1935

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COLDSTREAM RT 207 - Kalamalka Rd. & Creek Dr. (AVAILABLE ASAP) EASY HILL RT 48 - 18th street & 37th Ave. (SUNDAYS ONLY) ENDERBY RT 907 - Cliffview Dr. & Birch Cres. (AVAILABLE NOW) RT 911 - George St. & Meadow Cres. (AVAILABLE NOW) HARWOOD AREA RT 38 - 22nd St. & 43rd Ave. (AVAILABLE NOW - TEMPORARY) RT 91 - 20th St. & 46th Ave. (AVAILABLE FEB. 17) RT 98 - 43rd Ave. & Bighorn Rd. (AVAILABLE FEB. 17)

Silver Star Mountain Resort has an opening in their Management team and is searching for an experienced Human Resources Manager. Silver Star Mountain Resort is an all season resort located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley and only 20 minutes North of Vernon, BC. We are known for our resort charm and character and pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the best experience possible to our guests through superior customer service and exceptional products. First and foremost we are a family focused Alpine resort with a variety of terrain on offer for our guests. We are also known for our World Class Nordic product and our summer mountain bike park. The successful candidate will have several years of experience as a Human Resource specialist. Preferably you have your CHRP designation and have experience with dealing with the seasonality of the tourism industry and the challenges and benefits it creates. You are a strong team player and an effective communicator. You have a proven track record in developing recruiting and retention programs and you believe that the right staff are our best assets. You have held responsibilities in coordinating WCB matters, LMO’s, and have exposure to OH&S. If you interested in joining a progressive management team please submit your resume and cover letter to msherwood@skisilverstar.com. We thank all applicants for their submission but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Help Wanted For rent: Room, in well established beauty salon, suitable for Esthetician or Massage Therapist, some equip. avail. Beauty Haven, (250)542-4219 FRAMER, 2-3yrs exp. own vehicle. Call between 6-8pm only. (250)542-6342 Kelowna Pacific Railway based in Vernon, BC has a position available for a rules qualified locomotive engineer/conductor to work part time as and when required. Those applicants with extensive yard switching experience will be given preference. Submit resumes to info@khawk.ca No phone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LICENSED JOURNEYMAN, Commercial Truck & Trailer repair person for local trucking company. Must have experience & be proficient in all types of truck & trailer repairs. Fax resume to: 250-546-0600 NANNY Live-in childcare needed for 2 teenage girls. Room & board provided + salary. (780)242-9339 Pauline Please call Tammy at The Morning Star Circulation Department 250-550-7901. SALES and / or Marketing expertise, corporate rep in the hardware / electrical fields for Canada & USA, qwiklok.com, call David (250)253-4050 Security guards wanted, must have BST ticket, Vernon area, also Parking Lot Attendant, must have excellent written skills & work w/minimum supervision. Fax resume 250-763-7240. SEEKING TRADITIONAL and digital scrapbooker’s to join me in my home to scrapbook together, and/or to learn scrapbooking. Call Nadine at 250-275-2626 THE GUTTER GUY SALES MANAGEMENT POSITION. We are looking for an individual who possesses strong skills in sales & quotes, has experience in business & managing staff, and has knowledge of construction and the Okanagan Valley. Computer skills would be beneficial. Please contact Cameron at 250-503-7456 or email your resume to: thegutterguy@shaw.ca THE Prestige Hotel in Vernon is looking for experienced housekeeping staff. Please apply in person with resume at hotel. 250-558-5991. VEG. Mgmt co. req’s exp’d Crew Foreman/Lead Hand w/slashing & veg. control exp. Cert. Faller, Herb. Ticket, Level lll First Aide & Danger Tree Cert req’d. Respond w/detailed work history resume to fax: 250-861-8737 Wanted DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Monday-Thursday, experience preferred. Please drop off resume to Dr. Hugh Mori, #3-3607-31st, Vernon, 250-542-2395 Wanted Immediately. Opening for a Nail Tech for a new spa in a busy elegant hotel. Applicants to call Lee Rogers at 250-307-6002. Wanted Monday-Friday evenings Pizza/Prep cook. Must be bondable. Clean in appearance. Apply in person between 11-5pm to 4-100 Kal Lake Road, Uncle Daves Pizza Wanted: Professional house cleaners, reliable vehicle, must live in Armstrong area. (250)546-6047 YOUTH PROGRAM, Ages 11-14, start learning job skills, flexible days 1-866-856-5655

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WORK WANTED. Admin/ Finance/ Clerical/ Office Manager/ Retail available for fulltime hire in Vernon. Exceptional skills!..I have vast experience in a wide range of office skills, am intuitive with excellent communication skills; I work well both independently and cooperatively, capable of multitasking and adapting to meet the requirements of your progressive company, I am very organized, productive, and committed to the needs of both management and the public. If you are looking for a dedicated and loyal employee, look no further! Please contact me via email at bkadmin@ shaw.ca

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

Trades, Technical SURE CROP FEEDS, INC., an innovative leader in the BC feed industry, has an immediate opening for a full-time production worker (shift work). The successful candidate must possess a 4th Class Power Engineering certificate. We offer an industry leading wage & benefits package. Please submit resume to: General Manager, Sure Crop Feeds Inc., PO Box 250, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 or fax (250)838-6990

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Countertops CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. JANUARY PREMIUM GRANITE SALE. 40SQ’ OF PREMIUM GRANITE. $2995. 250-870-1577, 763-8303 SHOWROOM: 1115 GORDON DR. QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Fencing CEDAR FENCE PANELS, order in Feb for 10% discount. (250)546-6038

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

✔✔✔ 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 Excellent quality grass hay 70-75lb bales, $7/bale (250)838-6725 Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630.

Kitchen Cabinets

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

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

Good quality horse hay, alfalfa grass mix, barn stored, Square bales (250)542-3610 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Misc Services

Livestock

Renovation Wall & Floor Finishing, Drywalling, Taping, Hardwood, Laminate, Bsmnt’s & Framing. 250-540-3252.

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

5-BLACK Angus Bulls, nonReg, 1-3yr, 2-2yrs, 2-Yearlings. 250-542-6349.

Alternative Health

Moving & Storage

Pets

Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

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

DUMP RUNS, ODD JOBS, HOUSE & YARD CLEAN UP. Call Paul (250)550-4256 NEILS Handyman. Yard clean up, rubbish removal, carpets, appliances, bsmn’ts & garages cleaned out, dump runs, small painting jobs. Vernon & Armstrong 250-546-2997 Portable Pet pens, tile laminate, hardwood flooring, framing or just an odd job. (250)542-0743

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

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

Mind Body Spirit African Spiritual Healer Solve all issues-100%Success www.gadryconsulting.com 1-604-872-7952 1-800-738-6858

Financial Services

REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 866-888-8681 www.4pillars.ca

Home Care EXP. care aide avail. to care for loved ones. Please contact L.C. at 250-485-8111

Hairstylists Professional mobile hairstylist will come to your home or business. Call to book your appt. Brenda at 250-864-9789

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

at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 2800 45th Avenue Meet our “Better Than Free” Kittens and Adult Cats

Check Classifieds! Farm Services

Farm Services

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.

WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL

BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad Credit? bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer West Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 or email @ r.gallen@shaw.ca. 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada.

Animal Care Society

ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY 10 am to 1:30 pm

Miss Mattie is young, affectionate, gorgeous and spayed. She was living rough in Lumby but this upwardly mobile lady knows she deserves m u c h better!

Rubbish Removal

Pets

Appliances

Farm Equipment

Firewood/Fuel

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. Rottweiler X puppies, house raised, on acreage, to similar home only. (250)558-6168 Stud Service CKC reg yellow lab (white)- American Thunderhead, 3yrs. hunting/family dog. Parents reg. Hips & eyes certified. Pic’s. 250-558-0459

30” RANGE, dual fuel gas stove electric oven, self cleaning, 1993, white, great condition. $300 obo 250-308-6352

2006 Kabota 3030 hst, 30 hp, 4 wheel drive, loader, full cab, w/ac, rear blade,72” grass cutter.$24,500. 250-547-8993.

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

A1. Apt sz.fridge $250. Apt sz. stove $150. Dryer $100. All warrantied, other items, Delivery avail 250-549-6042.

Firearms

Furniture

Re-Conditioned Coin Operated Washer/Dryer Sets. Call 250-260-0394.

CANADIAN Firearms Safety Course to obtain your Possession and Acquisition license held in a private setting in the Enderby area, and taught by a Master Instructor. Courses beginning in mid February for both Non-Restricted and Restricted Firearms. Course books and examination fees included. For further information call 250-804-2033.

STOVE for sale $40. 250-838-5534, 250-306-0043

Food Products

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 Beachcomber (Brown) queen size hide-a-bed, exc/shape, $450 (250)546-0562 BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microfiber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 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 Loveseat & chair, very good cond, $50 OBO, Deepfreeze, good working order $25 (250)545-2611 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 WOOD DINING TABLE W/6CHAIRS $200. 250-545-3193.

Rubbish Removal

DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME

Antiques / Vintage Antiques from England, just in. Wardrobe, sideboard, corner cabinet, bdrm suites, tables, hall stand.... Great cond, selection, prices. Penticton Antiques, 455 Main St 250-492-2592 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 BEST DEAL! Stackers. Front loads starting at $100 and up. (250)549-3781

Roofing & Skylights

Washer, Maytag heavy duty, works well $50. 250-545-4280.

Auctions $$

SAVE THOUSANDS!$$

Buy where the dealers buy & save

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

Firewood/Fuel

GIANT AUTO AUCTION Over 100 cars, trucks, RV’s, 4x4’s, & SUV’s Many Unreserved.

4-CORDS of yellow Pine. $125/cord delivered. 250-308-8837 days, 250-545-1313 after 5pm

Saturdays at 11 am

Dry pine $160/1-ton truck full. 250-549-0537, 250-542-4116.

Call Auction World 250-765-5282

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

Buy, Rent, Sell!

FIREWOOD For Sale. We have apple or birch or fir or mixed. Delivery Available. (250)260-7932 FIREWOOD Pine for sale. Drycut & Split to 16” length. Shortbox p/u $70, Longbox p/u $85. We load. You haul. call (250)545-6461 FREE pallets for firewood behind The Morning Star building next to the big blue bin. 250-542-3558.

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

Livestock

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING

DEADLINE IS

FRIDAY: 12:00 PM CALL 250-550-7900 TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD

ANY ITEMS UNDER $500

must include prices(s) in ad (EXCLUDING PET ADS)

9.40

3 Lines

includes gst

approx 15 words

Garden Equipment

FREESTANDING GAS fireplace $350 and european style concrete surround $1,100, both great condition. Open to offers. 250-308-6352

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

FIR BARK MULCH Shavings & Sawdust

10-90 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Feed & Hay

Feed & Hay

Southside Structures

Roofing & Skylights

OWN A METAL ROOF

Problems with snow in winter? No more damaged gutters, no more mounds of snow on driveways and decks. Introducing Polar Snow Guards. When professionally installed we guarantee result it will stand heavy snow loads. Can be custom coloured to match your roof. Won’t fade or discolour. Be one of the first in your area.

Save 35

Like new, Moffat, extra large capacity Washer & Dryer, $225 Delivered. (250)308-9119

SUNDAY WORD AD

$ BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS

Kenmore stacked washer & dryer, 6mos. old, Moving $650 (250)503-2388

area. Call anytime 250-306-6029

- 40% on installed job

Special Senior discounts

Call Wendy at 250-215-8007 Also special on future roof, slate, tile, shake or shingle and continuous Seamless PVC Coated Steel Siding.

www.futureroof.com

ONE WEEK RATE

3 COMMUNITY EDITIONS 5 DAILY EDITIONS 3 LINES APPROX

$

15 WORDS

32.72 PLUS GST

250.550.7900

Trussed Arch Quonset and Gable 24’ to 130’ width length can be customized to any length

Free Standing Buildings Great for: • Agricultural • Equestrian • Commercial/Industrial Lease to Own Program Available

Ken Rose Phone/Fax: (250) 694-3500 1-877-485-3500 email: krose@lakescom.net

www.southsidestructures.com


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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 CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

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

Quality Workmanship & Reasonable Rates

Call Steve: 250.307.8925

AQUA-PRO SYSTEMS

or Email: sleggett@aqua-prosystems.ca

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

309-7008

CONCRETE You Belong

HERE! “All Your Concrete Needs”

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

GUTTERS

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

( 250 ) 542-4492

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

You WILL be noticed

by placing

BOOKKEEPING Service

WINDOWS & DOORS

an ad in this directory

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

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

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

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

CONTACT CLASSIFIED

250-550-7900

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED

250-308-4380

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

250-542-2599 250-540-3484

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

250-545-0883 250-306-6610

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

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE

TAX REBATES - Call Us??? Us ???

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

GENERAL LABOUR

308-9783 549-5140

CREW WITH FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED QUALITY RATES

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

• 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

B: 503-0681 C: 503-6273

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900

QUESTIONS? CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT

250-550-7900

INTERIOR DESIGN COMPLETE INTERIOR DESIGN TO REFLECT YOUR DISCRIMINATING TASTE

WINDOW CLEANING

~ Renovations & New Construction ~

Call For Free Consultation Today

250-309-7280

www.crystalkleardesign.com

STREAKY - CLEAN

Spring Window Cleaning and eaves troughs. FREE ESTIMATES • CALL SCOTT

CK DESIGN

Exclusive We Now Sell Cabinetry! Montalco Dealer

WATER SYSTEMS

250-308-0689

MOVING

DEPARTMENT

DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS

BOOKING FOR SPRING!

Mixed Metal Contracting

and get MORE business

Brigitte’s Onsite

250-545-8294

CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

HEATING

HERE!

Business Management Consulting

Specializing in Small Businesses

250-550-7900

You Belong

Joe Nessman

OKANAGAN WELL & PUMP SERVICE

Sales, service & installation

“Water When You Need It” THE MAN WITH THE VAN

Kelly Desjardins

250-550-5553

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

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION

Inside - Out

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

JOB JAR II

Nu-Look Homeworks

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)

Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences * Landscaping

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

“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

Kevin 250-308-9592

250-307-1726

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

Mike 250-938-8133

HANDYMAN HANDS

AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS

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.

ALL WORK GUARANTEED OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Call Dave at 250-515-1834

Mark of Excellence

250-546-3574 Serving the North Okanagan

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

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M

PROCTER CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair

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

Lonestar Custom Carpentry

Journeyman, Licensed, Bonded Framing, Tile, Flooring, Bathroom, Decks, Custom Finishing, Window & Door Installs, Renos and Accenting, etc. Dana Ross 250-308-7540 DIY Consulting and Recommendations

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

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

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

Terrence John Interiors

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

Quick Erec rectt Framin ramingg & Renos Basements - Decks - Vinyl Siding Sidin Laminate Floors - Drywall - Painting Paintin

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

C: 250-306-4016 • H: 250-547-7979

Belle Meade

Phone: 260-8609

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

Developments Ltd.

1-800-88-HANDY

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

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

You Belong

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

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

www.bellemeade.ca

WELDING 250-275-3058

Industries Ltd.

ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Silver Tip

- Welding - Custom or Repair - Fabrication - Aluminum

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

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

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

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

250.308.2490 Scott Stuchberry

CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

DECKING

WELDING FABRICATION

You Belong

HERE!

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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Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

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

**STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Taylor 2 barrel slush machinefloor model, countertop 2 barrel ice cap machine, 2 door sliding glass cooler, sm. ice cream freezer, commercial coffee machine & microwave, perfect fry self contained countertop deep fryer & Admiral refrigerator. Call for details & prices, 250-306-9909 USED Pool table, 4x8, c/w cues $375 obo. 250-549-6005.

MOBILITY Scooters & Power Chairs, new & used. Shoprider Dealer. 250-542-3745 www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca

Misc. for Sale Sing HU, to become happier and more secure in God’s love. For a recorded message call Eckankar at: 250-307-6677 HOT TUB COVERS - Custom fit to any tub - We measure your tub & deliver at no charge - We have cover lifters

PENGUIN MFG 306-5706 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. $300- X-BOX 360 with 10 games, 2 wireless controls, 1 wireless guitar, 39GB Hard drive.Mint cond. 250-546-3174 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. ATTN. all businesses, restaurants, hair salons, retail, ect. Loans available 5k-150k. Easy qualifying. 96% approval rate. 7days/week. 250-558-0796. BOOK PRINTING & BINDING Download FREE Book: (7 Secrets to Printing, Marketing & Selling Your Book Fast) From www.lakecityprinters.com. Call Dexter at 250-260-1970 for printing & binding your book or email: lakecityprinters@telus.net

Cast iron wood stove (50,000 BTU’s) used 1 season, new cost $2450. Asking $1500. (250)546-8768 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. 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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

Microwave- Sharp Carousel 2, 900watt, exc.cond $65 obo. Maple wood kitchen table, 4chairs $165 obo. 250-308-2880 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 New home or renovations Call North Okanagan Blue Print 250-558-8791

NIKE FREE runners ,Youth size 5.Brand new.Still in box, never worn. Paid $125. Sell for $60.00. 250-549-1489.

Oak T.V. Corner cabinet with t.v. $5 (250)542-1249 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 Scrap metal/car removal. Free dump site for small loads and appliances. 250-309-6107 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.

Garage Sales FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003

MOVING SALE Many household items incl. large solid oak dining table with 6 chairs, lots of garden tools incl. Honda lawnmower, new scanner printer. #25 - 9510 Hwy 97 N. Feb. 6 & 7 10-2pm. 250-542-3012, 250-260-4095

Acreage for Sale VALENTINE LOVELINES 1x1=$19.28+gst 2x2=$36.00+gst Publishing: Sunday, Feb 14th,2010 Booking Deadline: Feb 11,2010 4:00 pm

Musical Instruments GERHARDT Heintzmann piano $1300 obo. 250-558-9826. Lowery Festival electric organ, nice sound, $350 obo. (250)546-2941 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

Sporting Goods Electric golf club car, new battery & tires, windshield, headlights, $2800 250-547-6291 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

4.9 acre hobby farm in Lumby w/barn, outbuildings, large insulated workshop, 4bdrm, 3bath house mostly renovated incl.fir flooring, slate tile, new kitchen. Asking $489,000 250-558-9601 to view 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 Armstrong 926 sq.ft.,, 2bdrm, updated, walk downtown. $169,200. 250-546-0141. 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 IMMACULATE GROUND level condo at Skyway Village, Vernon. immediate possession. $219,000, seller motivated. 250-309-1870 REGENCY on the River Enderby. river view unit, grnd flr, fully reno’d, 2 bd, 2 ba $275,000 Scott 250-307-5960

Tools Dewalt 788 scroll saw, includes table, lamp, chair, blades & some patterns $450 obo. (250)546-2941

Commercial/ Industrial Property Sun Valley Mall Ltd. Available 1021 sq. ft. area suitable for office low traffic or retail store.

Houses For Sale

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Safe and quiet CDS loc. in one of E. Hills most desirable areas. Short walk to Silver Star school, Peanut pool and store. Over 2000 square feet with 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths and $30,000 in recent updates. Low maint. yard. Priced for immediate sale. You’ll be impressed. Check and compare. Asking $338,500. MLS® Call now for a private viewing. Direct line 250-308-7134 Bjorn Edblad, Re/Max Vernon

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For Sale By Owner A PRIVATE SALE - fabulous family home in Parksville on Vancouver Island. View information online at www.mem bers.shaw.ca/hometymebc 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

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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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EAST Hill, prime location, 4-bdrm, new suite, $419,000, (250)542-4401

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Houses For Sale

Quiet location on East Hill. Near VSS. 3 bdrm 2 bath. w w w. a m i t e c h s y s t e m s . c o m / h o m e $359,000 250-260-1710 or 250-306-3883

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Immaculate, like new move in condition with numerous updates and extras incl. recent addition, gas fireplace, roof, flooring, covered patio and more. You will not find a better deal. Check and compare. Asking $139,000. MLS® Call now for a private viewing. Direct line 250-308-7134 Bjorn Edblad, Re/Max Vernon 2004 1300sqft 3bdrm modular, 2 full baths, incl. F/S, D/W & all window coverings, 2 decks, garden shed, asking $215,000 obo. Ph: (250)503-3146

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has new listings hitting the market daily. Why not call a agent today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/07

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#127, 5501 - 20TH STREET, VERNON, BC $369,900

Spotless end unit in ‘Roxborough by the Creek’! Overlooks green space with mountain views. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, spacious master w/walk-in closet & ensuite. Soaring vaulted ceiling in living room to second level, gas fireplace. Sliding door to fenced backyard. Double garage with workbench and sink. Vernon

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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

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

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250-558-9696 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.

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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

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REALESTATEReview OPENHOUSES WEEK-END DRIVE ALEXIS PARK #205 - 4101 Alexis Park Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $129,900

EAST HILL 1504 - 25TH Avenue Sunday, 12:00-2:00, $369,000 FOOTHILLS

ARMSTRONG 2560 Rosedale Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $312,500

Lot #3 - 1404 Copper Mtn. Court Sunday, 1:00-4:00, $399,900

BELLA VISTA 6189 Bella Vista Road Sunday, 1:30-3:00, $439,000

LAKE COUNTRY 13075 Lakehill Drive Everday, 12:00-4:00, Starting @ $379,900

BX 7537 Redrock Road Sunday, 1:00-4:00, $699,000

MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 530 Mt.Tanner Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $599,900

CITY 3601 - 17TH Avenue Sunday, 12:00-2:00, $369,900

1019 Mt. Ida Drive Sunday, 12:00-3:00, $499,900

DESERT COVE 654 - 6TH Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $349,000

MISSION HILL 2115 - 40TH Street Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $257,900

OKANAGAN LANDING #6 - 5200 25TH Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00, $329,900 OKANAGAN LANDING #33 - 3805 Argyle Avenue Sunday, 11:45-1:45, $259,900 5628 Willow Drive Sunday, 2:00-4:00, $319,900 OK LANDING - MANDALAY 7922 Okanagan Landing Road Saturday, 1:00-3:00, Starting @ $399,000 SILVER STAR #1 - 160 Odin Road Sat & Sun, 1:00-3:00, $964,000 THE MARA 4205 - 27TH Street Sat & Sun, Starting @ 1:00, Starting at $267,000


B28 Friday, February 5, 2010 - The Morning Star

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

250-545-7251

250-542-8989

2 bedroom, NS, NP, new flooring, recently painted. Corner unit of 4 plex. Close to downtown. $695 + utilities. Call 250-307-4529

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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

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

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

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

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 2 BDRM, 1 bath, balcony, laundry, D/W, N/S, N/D, A/C close to town. $875/mo 250-545-7644 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 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

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Apt/Condo for Rent 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 Bachelor, 1 & 2-bdrm, 55+, F/S, N/P, near Schubert, heat & hot water incl, Avail Now. $475-$750 250-260-8454. 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 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 1bdrm condo on Okanagan Lake, hot tub, private beach, $1200/mo. incl: hydro/ gas/cable/phone/inter net. 250-308-0793 **NEXT to hospital, 1bdrm, insuite laundry, secure parking, elevator, wheelchair access. $995/mo. 250-306-3939 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, 1-bdrm spacious condo, recently renovated, close to bus stop, laundry onsite, Avail Mar1, $700/mo + 1/2 DD, n/p, (250)309-4183 Rob & Susan 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.

Commercial/ Industrial 640SQFT of office space available immediately. Front row Alpine Center on Kal Lake rd. Lots of parking. Call 250-558-3001, 250-307-4899. Retail commercial office space approx. 1544sqft in busy Spallumcheen Industrial park, avail. immed. rate neg. 250-549-0141

Commercial/ Industrial Sun Valley Mall Ltd. Available 1021 sq. ft. area suitable for office low traffic or retail store. To view or inquire, please call

250-275-6224 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 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. 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 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. 3bdrm, 2bath, spacious duplex, fenced yard, March 1. $1200 +util 250-275-1284. 3BDRM s/s fourplex unit, 1.5bath, full bsmt, close to town, f/s, w/d hookup, $1000. Avail Now (250)260-8454 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. 4BDRM house, across the street from Okanagan lake, laundry incl. Show me the money! $1200 obo 250-309-1171

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Avail. Feb 1, 3bdrm in 4plex, full bsmn’t, 2bath, $1000 util/ water & garbage not incl. NP. (250)549-1286, 250-306-9049 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 Clean, attractive, 2bdrm, large yard, pet ok, NS $850/mo. 250-558-0969, 250-938-1957 Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $800 (250)838-9657

3 BDRM, 1 Bath, Main Level, 5 App, Newly Reno’d, $1050+2/3 Util. Avail Imm 250-860-6119 3BDRM, 2.5bath, family room, livingroom, laundry, close to town, new F/S, WD, $1250/mo. Beautiful landscaped. 4209 Cascade Drive. 250-542-6598. 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 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. 3BDRM, top floor, quiet East Hill, Washer & Dryer, F/S, N/S, N/P, Feb1, $950+util, 250-542-3396. 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 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. immed. on 5 acres, Lg 2bdrm w/loft,minutes to town w/appl. & shared util. Rent negotiable (250)542-0060

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

Property Management

Property Management

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm $700/mo+heat/util, no parties, n/s, pets neg. $400DD Avail Feb 1 250-309-0277. 2-bdrm mobile on Townsite, no drugs, no booze, DD & Ref. $650/mo, (250)379-2986

Homes for Rent

RENT TO OWN If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you. Less than perfect credit OK.

CALL PAULA 778-475-1555

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

Want to be cozy and comfortable Must view this 2 bedroom cottage. Call 250-545-0470 or 250-545-8367 1BDRM home, pleasant location, Vernon, ns/np, $750/mo Avail Feb 1. (250)542-9154 2bd in Winfield. Panoramic lakeview, 1.5bth, 5appl, avail Feb 1., CA, NS, NP, Nchildren, $1100mo incl utils. Call 250-766-1834 2bdrm mobile w/addition in park, 2bath, f/s, w/d, d/w, 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 3bdrm, W/D, N/S, N/P, $650/mo. 1 (250)762-2786

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**CENTRAL, 2bdrm, upper level, pet friendly, reno’d, hardwood, tile, insuite laundry $1100/mo 250-306-3939 Coldstream, 3bdrm, 2.5bath, clean, spacious, near college, avail March 1. $1200/mo +util. NS/NP. 250-545-7196.

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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

FURNISHED UPPER FLOOR EXECUTIVE HOME Panoramic view, 3bdrm, 2bath, jacuzzi, 2 f/p, luxuriously furnished, NS/NP. $1700/mo. 250-308-9282. GRINDROD, 2bdrm house on the river, incl.F/S, NS, NP, RR.$900/mo + & DD. 250-838-2107. 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 OYAMA 2bdrm 2bath, 4appl. gas f/p, dock & boat launch, avail. Mar. 1, NP, NS, (250)542-8712 Renovated ‘09, 4bdrm, 1.5bath, near Hospital & Downtown, 5appl, NS, shared util. $1300/mo. Avail March 1. 250-542-6349.

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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.

RENT: $575.00 per month plus utilities

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Homes for Rent SALMON ARM, Newly reno’’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 UPDATED 3bdrm, mainfloor, 5appl. NS, South Vernon, $1000. 250-558-5314.

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.

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Shared Accommodation

Vacation at Lake Okanagan Resort from Sept 19-26. Sleeps 4, reg. $1400. Rent $600. 250-832-4019.

looking for a person to share a 3 bdrm upper floor of home. Age 25- 35 preferred $550.00 Incl. util. available immed. Call 250 308-0675 for appt. 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

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

Rooms for Rent

Close to town, 1bdrm, shared bath, $450/mo. + SD. standard util/incl. no chemical users or alcohol. (250)308-1147

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

Room for rent, $500/mo internet/util incl. Male preferred. 250-545-8859. Avail Imm.

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.

Suites, Lower 1BDRM $650/mo incl.heat, hot water, F/S, NO DOGS. 250-542-3241, 250-542-9042 1-BDRM, above ground, insuite w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now, $990/mo incl/util, lakeview, near OUC. (250)545-9204 1BDRM, avail. Mar 1, $700 incl. heat, hydro, no parties, np, ns, 250-545-6815 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, good location, quiet, clean, suitable for 1, NS/NP, F/S, WD shared, Avail March 1 $650/mo util/incl 250-309-6199 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. 1bdrm older home, n/s, n/p, remodelled.Avail now. $600. 250-260-6118. 1bdrm, sep/ent, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS, WD, sat/TV, util/incl, $750 for 2. 250-545-6090. 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.

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Suites, Upper

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2 BED/1BATH Bright above ground suite. Level entry from large yard, Big laundry room, loads of storage. Near VSS/ Polson park. $950/MO includes Hydro & Gas. Pet Neg, Avail NOW 250-309-7749 or 1-778-245-8703 Avail. Mar 1, 2bdrm walkout F/S, W/D, D/W, f/p, np, util/ incl. $850/mo. (250)547-6339 BEAUTIFUL walk out 2bdrm 1300 sq.ft., BX area, n/s. $1,000/mo. 250-545-5737, 250-558-8342. Bright 2bdrm, 1bath, W/D, F/S, DW, $800/mo util/incl. 250-275-3390 Evenings. COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1 bath suite in executive home with pool. Avail Feb/March 1. Lrge walk-out suite, sep ent, patio, g/f, a/c, bi vac, shared laundry room, parking. Close to bus, schools, n/s, n/p. $950 pm. RR. 250-549-3090. COLDSTREAM Available March 1st. Bright 1 bedroom with a fantastic view. $750/mo plus 1/2 hydro, $375 damage. F/S, no laundry. NO PETS 250-503-1723 East Hill, new 1bdrm, weekly, monthly, sep/laundry, $750 util/incl (250)542-4401 Large 1-bdrm, F/S/DW, shared laundry, $700 Incl, cable, util, internet, n/p, n/s, no parties, prefer quiet female, Avail Mar 1, (250)558-0142 LARGE bsmn’t suite, 1 plus bdrm located on EastHill. In suite W/D, F/S, util/incl. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1 or 15th. $875. 250-306-4494. MODERN 2 bedroom suite in desirable East Hill neighborhood, no smoking in/out, no pets, $800/mo utilities. Avail immediately. 250-558-5660. NEWER 1bdrm daylight suite in Armstrong, F/S, util/incl. ns, np, suitable for 1, $650/mo. 250-546-9097 Newer 1bdrm walkout suite, lg, bright, clean, quiet, over looking lakes off Silver Star Rd. eco-friendly, ns, np, priv/ entry, bath, furnished/unfurnished, $640-summer, $700winter. incl/util. (250)260-3919 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

NEAR new suite, Armstrong, all inclusive, furnished, daylight suite, light housekeeping & util/incl. ns, np, $850/mo. 250-546-9129

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250-558-8150 2bdrm, F/S, W/D, util/incl. near Bean to Cup, NS, cat ok, $900. avail/now 250-542-7992 3BDRM, 1600sqft, reno’d, sunroom overlooking Vernon, W/D, F/S, DW, 1.5bath, elect.heat, NS, cats ok, $1350/mo +util. 250-938-8242. 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 ENDERBY - 1bdrm suite, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750. 250-558-9171 Freshly painted bachelor suites, avail. now & March 1. NS, NP, cable incl. $575. 250-517-8657 LAKESHORE, gorgeous 900sqft 1bdrm, loft suite, priv.road, 5appl, gas f/p, ns, np, $939/mo +1/3util. 250-558-5045.

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CLEAN Mature Dutch lady looking for carriage house or sep suite on property. From Now-Sept. 250-954-5360 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.

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

250-545-7411 2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6’’ with sliders $1400 (250)275-5014 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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2007 CRF 250, excellent condition. Asking $5000. 250-306-1149. 2007 Kawasaki 450, 4 stroke, new tires, exc.cond. $3900. 780-240-1171, 250-545-7867.

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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 HONDA Accord LX, 4cyl auto, 1-owner, lady driven, 42,000kms, dealer serviced, 17” alloys w/summer tires, exc.winter tires on 15” factory wheels. Still under ext.factory warranty, Exc.cond. $11,900. 250-542-7012. 2007 Camry Hybrid, 4cyl, 18,000kms, 4-Michelin snow tires, keyless entry, loaded, factory warranty. $24,900 Firm. 250-503-2462.

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1997 VW Jetta, white, auto, new winter tires, alarm, cd player, 195,000kms, $3200 obo. (250)307-6521 2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr 4cyl, 5spd, loaded, good cond. $2500. (250)308-2225 2001 Mazda Protege, 1.6L 5-spd, 97K, runs excellent, $4,495. (250)309-3366 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. 2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon, sport pkg. 60MPG, exc.commute vehicle winter & summer, 5spd loaded, block heater, new Hankook tires, 117,000 mainly hwy kms. Orig.owner. $17,500. 250-307-0879.

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Cars - Sports & Imports

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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 Coach, 40’, 325 turbo cummings, 7.5 generator, new batteries & tires, mint cond. $40,000. (250)689-0945 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

Scrap Car Removal ALIVE or Dead, complete scrap cars & trucks hauled away for free. 250-503-0821 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

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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

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2001 RMK 800, 153” track, to many after markets to list. $3300 Firm. 250-546-6563. 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

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1993 Grand Cherokee Ltd, 159K, 4dr, auto, tow pkg, well maint. $4150 (250)548-3484 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, blk, 6cyl, auto, full load, new front end, new brakes $3200 obo 250-545-5613


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1956 International 4x4 P/U, complete & running, $1400 (250)558-3966 1991 F150, 4x4, canopy, receiver hitch, reliable, $1300. 250-542-0532. 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 1996 windstar van, 207,000kms, PS, PB, PW, cruise, A/C, 7seats, good cond, asking $1400 obo. 250-260-7936, 250-309-4623. 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 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. 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

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Legal Notices By virtue of Elephant Storage Centre, it intends to dispose of the personal effects of the following individual for the amount stated: Darren Harder $1268.30. The chattels may be viewed at 6136 Okanagan Avenue 14 days from this date. All written bids may be submitted to Elephant Storage Centre, 549-2255.â&#x20AC;?

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 notiďŹ ed 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 ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 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. Ross G. Davidson Executor Davidson Lawyers LLP Solicitors

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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, 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;7. Shylynn 859-9584 SANDI; tall, tanned, busty, sexy blonde, in & out calls, 10am-12pm. Playmates available 250-878-1514

                

        

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2002 Nissan Altima SL

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39,978 kms

21,900 $ 20,900 $

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2005 HONDA CRVAuto., EXair, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, cass., CD, alloys, VSC, 72,169 kms

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2007 HONDA ODYSSEY LX Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, trac, VSA, keyless, 75,854 kms

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2005 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN

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12,900

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2007 HONDA RIDGELINE EX-L

28,900 $ 29,995 $

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2004 HONDA ELEMENT EX

Air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, 4X4, local, history, 93,500 kms

14,900 $ 15,900

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9,495

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2009 Nissan Altima

P-823 — 35,000 kms, auto CVT transmission, 4 cylinder, intelligent key, cruise.

17,995

$

1999 Nissan Frontier 24-746A — 134,443 kms on this local truck. Air, tilt, sunroof, bed liner, side steps and more.

13,999

$

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 24-725A — 81,000 kms, automatic, CD, air, p windows and locks + 2 sets of tires.

7,995

$

2003 Nissan X-Terra 4x4

P-818A — Heavy duty, 93,200 kms, auto, power group, sunroof.

15,995

$

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 24-564A — 79,000 kms, auto, air, cruise, power windows, locks and seat, CD.

$

P-832 — 34,000 kms, loaded auto, roof racks, tow bar, p group.

27,995

$

2006 Nissan X-Trail

P-798 — Bonavista, 91,000 kms, auto, AWD, pana sunroof, auto climate control, heated seats

17,999

$

Air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, PDoors, CD, history, 147,210 kms

13,900

$

2005 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN

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5 spd., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, alloys, hist., 126,070 kms

9,900 $ 10,900 $

6425 Hwy. 97N, VERNON (on top of the Swan Lake Auto Mile)

250-545-0531

10,999

2009 Nissan X-Terra 4x4

2003 HONDA ODYSSEY EX

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2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN KAL1511 ........ $3,995 2000 CHEVY 2500 KAL994 ........................... $12,995 2005 FORD F350 KING RANCH Diesel KAL0456..$24,995

P-813 — 62,000 kms, automatic, 4 cylinder, air, cruise, CD, extremely well priced to sell quickly!

2006 Nissan Murano SL

P-831 — Only 117,000 kms, auto, full p group, LCD colour monitor & rear back up camera.

23,995

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2009 Nissan Cube S

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17,995

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12,995

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(Across from Squires Pub)

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2006 JEEP COMMANDER U4626 ................ $20,995 2006 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 U4795..... $23,995 2008 TANK 150cc SCOOTER U4802 ............. $1,995 1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE KAL7029...... $5,995 2007 FORD F350 C/CAB 4X4 Diesel U4798 $24,995 2001 DODGE 2500 Diesel U4772-1 .............. $14,995 2007 DODGE RAM 3500 QUAD Diesel U4804 $28,995 1992 NISSAN PATHFINDER U4772-2 ............ $2,995 2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 3500 Diesel U4805 $20,995 2003 CHEVY AVALANCHE U4696-1 ............ $13,995 1997 FORD F150 KAL171.............................. $4,995 2000 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIOLET U4712-1 ... $7,995 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AWD U4669-1 ..... $15,995 2004 CHEVY 1500 X/C SL U4732 ............. $12,995 2004 GMC 1500 CREW CAB U4731 ........... $14,995 2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA TDI Diesel U4724 $14,995 2004 CHEVY CREW CAB LS KAL264 .......... $15,995 2005 DODGE SX 2.0 U4697 .......................... $7,995 2005 CHEVY 1500 KAL418 ........................ $13,995 2004 FORD ESCAPE KAL974 ......................... $9,995 1995 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE KAL421 ....... $3,995 2005 DODGE W1500 QUAD SLT U4685 ... $15,995 2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS LX U4744 .............. $3,995 2000 FORD F350 LARIAT Diesel KAL357 ... $17,995 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV U4587 .. $9,995 2004 FORD LIGHTNING SVT KAL819 ........ $24,995 2002 DODGE CARAVAN KAL202.................... $5,495 2005 CHEVY COBALT KAL832 ....................... $7,995 2007 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING U4785 ..... $16,995 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U4797 ..... $11,995 2007 FORD F150 SUPERCREW U4800 ..... $21,995 2006 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB U4799 ..... $9,995 2006 PONTIAC PURSUIT U4801.................... $9,995 2006 PONTIAC PURSUIT U4796.................... $9,995 2006 CHEVY MALIBU U4794 ......................... $9,995 2002 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U4727-1 ..... $8,995 2006 CHEVY SILVERADO K1500 66,000kms U4791$20,995 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U4790 ..... $12,995 2006 DODGE 1500 MEGACAB 4X4 U4789 $19,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC U4693-1 ....................... $10,995 2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE U4761 ....... $10,995 2007 SATURN ION 3 U4786........................ $11,995 2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED U4743.. $16,995 2001 DODGE RAM 2500 EXT CAB U4784 $11,995 2007 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER U4781 ........... $17,995 2005 DODGE SX 2.0 U4771 .......................... $7,995 2007 DODGE W2500 QUAD SLT Diesel U4769 $28,995 2006 DODGE DAKOTA U4765 ..................... $18,995 2000 CHEVY 1500 X/CAB LS KAL5249 ....... $9,995 2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT U4752 ........... $16,995 2006 CHEVY 2500 X/C LS U4749 ............. $19,495 2003 BUICK LESABRE KAL704 ...................... $7,995 2003 DODGE W3500 QUAD Diesel KAL1823 $19,995 2006 FORD RANGER XLT U4742................ $15,995 2007 DODGE RAM 2500 Q/CAB U4788 ... $22,995

1-888-540-9809 DL#30811

6417 Hwy. 97N, Vernon

250-260-2791

1-800-260-SWAN (7926)


www.vernonmorningstar.com

2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel Up to $1,500 PST reduction on Jetta TDI Clean Diesel**

MSRP $

LESS CASH $ REBATE

32,285

3,000

Only $

29,285

s

Plu

4.9

%*

With Rebate

In-stock, automatic, well equipped including power sunroof and satellite radio, ESP and rear air bags

Up to 60 months on all remaining 2009 Volkswagens

O.A.C. PURCHASE FINANCING

2009 Golf City

$

MSRP

17,985

LESS CASH $ REBATE

Only $

2,000

15,985

With Rebate

In-stock, includes air conditioning

2010 Tiguan

Starting from

%

0

purchase financing up to 36 months† on select 2010 models

Starting at

$

***

29,455

2010 Passat CC

Starting at

$

***

34,440

*Limited time finance offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit. Example: Base MSRP of $16,660/$25,635 for a new Golf City 2.0L / 2009 Jetta TDI 2.0L base model with 5-speed manual transmission / 6-speed manual transmission (including $1,360 freight and PDI) financed at 4.9% APR for 60 months, equals $313.63/$482.59 per month. Dealer may sell for less. Down payment or equivalent trade-in, due at signing, may be required. Cost of borrowing is $2,158/$3,320 for a total obligation of $18,818/$28,955. PPSA, license, insurance, registration, any dealer or other charges, options and applicable taxes are extra. Offer ends February 28, 2010 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. 2009 Golf City 2.0 L as shown in $18,816 with options and accessories. **Check with your Volkswagen dealer before purchasing to make sure that your vehicle qualifies for a PST reduction. Used vehicles and vehicles purchased outside of Canada are not eligible for this program. For more information on the qualification for the PST reduction for fuel-efficient vehicles, visit www.livesmartbc.ca/transportation/t_rebates.html. ***Base MSRP of 2010 Tiguan 2.0T/2010 Passat CC 2.0 is $29,455/$34,440 with 6-speed manual transmission, including $1,580/$1,365 freight and PDI. PPSA, license, insurance, registration, any dealer or other charges, options and applicable taxes are extra. †Limited time finance offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit. See dealer for details. “Volkswagen”, the Volkswagen logo, “Jetta”, “Tiguan”, “Passat” and “TDI” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Golf City” and “TDI Clean Diesel” are trademarks of Volkswagen AG. © 2009 Volkswagen Canada

B32 Friday, February 5, 2010 - The Morning Star

‘06 SATURN ION Auto, 2.4 L, a/c, p. windows, p. locks, alloys

$9,988

P1895

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

$9,988

P1888

‘06 DODGE CARAVAN SE

‘09 PT CRUISER

7 passenger, A/C, tilt, cruise, p. locks, p. windows

$9,988

P1890

‘04 VW JETTA TDI

5 spd, a/c, p. windows, p. locks, only 125,000 kms

$11,988

3585A

4 door, well equipped

$10,988

P1894

‘05 DODGE DAKOTA EXT. CAB V8 Magnum, auto, A/C, only 51,000 kms

$11,988

P1891

‘07 DODGE CALIBER SXT

‘04 FORD EXPLORER CREW CAB

Well equipped, only 43,000 kms

Sport Trac, 4x4, loaded incl. tonneau cover

$12,988

P1886

‘05 CHRYSLER 300C

AWD, fully equipped, NAV system only 81,000 kms

3823A

$18,988

‘06 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4

$15,988

3863B

‘09 JETTA WAGON 2.5 L Well equipped, only 20,000 kms, ex-service demo

MSRP Was $29,610 3600

Now

DIESEL P1892

$22,988

‘09 NEW BEETLE

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

3390A

$22,988

‘07 DODGE RAM 1500

All options including sunroof

$22,988

P1885

‘06 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT 4X4 5.7 L, quad cab sport, tow pkg

$23,988

P1893

‘07 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

Quad cab, 4x4, low km, canopy, V8 Hemi

$23,988

P1884

‘04 FORD F150 FX4

Winter Price

3823B

$24,988

$24,988 Quad cab, ¾ ton, loaded, V8 Hemi

$25,988

P1883

‘05 VW TOUAREG

‘07 VW PASSAT

V8, fully equipped, VW Certified 2 years or 40,000 kms warranty

$26,988

V8, auto, only 12,000 kms, absolutely mint!

‘07 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT 4X4

4x4, auto, 5.4 L, leather, ext. cab, tonneau cover

P1889

$21,888

‘09 DODGE JOURNEY

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

P1881

Royal Volkswagen

‘04 DODGE SX 2.0 SPORT

4-Motion, 1 owner, local, fully equipped

3903A

$29,988

J.M.

Tom

Angela

Chris

Steve

Gord

www.royalvw.ca

D. #30616

Highway 97N., Vernon 250-545-2358 1-800-661-8553

D. #30616

Under New Ownership


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