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Jessica Bader (left) admires her gold medal at the First Christian Pre-School’s Olympic Games at the First Baptist Church Thursday. Above, Kaeley Lausman carries the torch during the event.
Band considers forestry blockade RICHARD ROLKE
sibility is for the band to resume camps at Browns Creek. A dispute on the west side of “That’s been discussed,” said Okanagan Lake is escalating. Alexis. Members of the Okanagan Band members established Indian Band held a checkpoint on camps in October to gather archeoWestside Road Saturday to look logical evidence but to also prevent for Tolko vehicles, and Tolko’s logging operation they also voted on from occurring. A judge whether to blockade ruled in mid-January that logging operations at the band can’t interfere with Browns Creek. harvesting. Chief Fabian Alexis Murray Wilson, forestry says his members are woodlands manager, says concerned that logTolko would be disappointging by Tolko will ed if a blockade occurs. put their watershed at Fabian Alexis “If necessary, we’ll go risk. back to the court for an “Do you think enforcement order (of the Vancouver and Victoria would idly court ruling),” he said. sit by and let harm come to their “We hope we don’t have to do water?” he said. that.” The results of the vote were not Wilson expresses concern that known at press time, but one pos- the dispute is escalating. Morning Star Staff
“Both sides went through a legal process and the court heard both sides and the judge made a ruling. We’re following that ruling,” he said. Wilson insists the Forest Practices Code has been followed and the Browns Creek watershed will be protected. “We had a hydrologist involved and all of our processes have been reviewed,” he said. Beyond a blockade at the forestry site, closing the reserve portion of Westside Road — which the band claims ownership of — is another option. “That could be one of the strategies discussed,” said Alexis. The band recently announced it will turn back and possibly impound Tolko vehicles using Westside Road through the reserve because it’s not satisfied with an
archeological assessment done at Browns Creek. “I would also remind everyone that title over these forest lands is something that is before the courts, therefore for the provincial government to allow as much clear cut logging as possible around our reserve before title reverts to us is not only utterly cynical, it is in this instance thoroughly irresponsible,” said Alexis. Criticism has also been directed towards Ottawa. “There has been a deafening silence from the federal government over this matter,” said Stewart Phillip, Okanagan Nation Alliance grand chief, in a press release. “Thus once again it is up to the Okanagan Nation community members to defend their own interests as they are not afforded the same protection as those living
in non-aboriginal communities.” George Abbott, B.C.’s aboriginal relations minister, is urging for calm. “It’s incumbent on all of the parties to follow the direction of the B.C. Supreme Court,” he said. “That’s where issues should be resolved and not through confrontation.” The legal status of Westside Road is currently being investigated by Tolko and the provincial government. “The ministry is aware that the band has asserted the province may not have jurisdiction on the road through the reserve and the ministry is reviewing the situation,” said Jeff Knight, a Ministry of Transportation spokesman. Tolko and its contractors have been using alternate routes to get into Browns Creek.
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News Good Samaritan restores womanâ€™s faith BRENT MUTIS
than 24 hours later. Her valuables were recovered and Losing a wallet is always a nightmare returned to her by a Good Samaritan workwhen you realize youâ€™re missing money, ing at the mall. identification and credit cards that might be Lily Smith, who had just finished her shift used to rack up huge bills. and was on her way home, spotted the wallet That nightmare was especially terrify- by a pay phone. Ordinarily, sheâ€™d have given ing recently for Melissa Loring it to security but with the mall because she lost her wallet closed, no one was around. at Village Green Mall Feb. 1 She took it home and did some when it contained thousands serious detective work to track of dollars worth of cash and down Loring. gift cards. She found a receipt from a â€œI was wandering through photo development kiosk, called â€” Lily Smith the mall when I got my purse them the next day and got Loringâ€™s to get a credit card and actiname and phone number. vate it,â€? said Loring, a 34-year-old mother â€œShe called and said, â€˜Is this Melissa? This of four. is your lucky day.â€™â€? recalled Loring. â€œI had my purse but my wallet was â€œI was dumbfounded, I still am. I had gone.â€? goosebumps for days; I get the impression Missing was her rent money, savings for a sheâ€™d do it over and over again.â€? long-overdue holiday and several of her kidsâ€™ Smith confirms she never once considgift cards from Christmas. ered keeping any of the money she came She retraced her steps but couldnâ€™t find across. the wallet. â€œNot at all. I was raised up like if itâ€™s not â€œIt was horrible, absolutely horrible,â€? said yours, you give it back. Loring. â€œI feel so good in here,â€? she said putting a â€œI went home, put on my pyjamas and hand to her heart. â€œIâ€™m so happy inside.â€? curled into the fetal position and cried on Loring, whose children are 13, 12, eight and off all day. I didnâ€™t tell anyone, not even and six, also has two dogs and hadnâ€™t been my mother. on vacation since she was 11. She recently â€œIt was the only time that I ever carry returned from a weekend away in Vancouver cash like that in it.â€? for Valentineâ€™s Day. After bracing for the worst, Loringâ€™s â€œThis totally restoreâ€™s my faith in human nightmare became a dream come true less nature,â€? said Loring. Morning Star Staff
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Melissa Loring is eternally grateful to a Village Green Mall employee who recently found and returned her wallet which contained thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards.
Road dust advisory descends on Vernon RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
The City of Vernon is getting a jump-start on sweeping away air quality problems. Preliminary work has already started on cleaning roads of icecontrol sand deposited over the winter. â€œWeâ€™re about two weeks early because of the weather conditions. Thereâ€™s no snow left on the roads,â€? said James James Rice Rice, public works manager.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Environment issued a dust advisory for Vernon because of traffic stirring up winter traction materials that have accumulated during the winter. Because of the advisory, residents are asked to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and to stay indoors with windows and doors closed to reduce exposure. â€œExposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as breathing or lung conditions, hay fever, asthma or persons who react strongly to dust,â€? states the ministry. â€œIf you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest
discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheeze, follow the advice of your health care provider.â€? A mild winter resulted in less sand being needed to control ice and snow, but Rice says clearing the debris up is a priority. â€œThe longer the sand sits on the road, the longer we have dust and air quality issues,â€? he said. High concentrations of dust are expected to continue until weather patterns change. Full-scale road sweeping will get underway March 1 and residents are being asked for their help once signs go up in their neighbourhood. â€œWe want to keep the roads clear for
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Valley shines at Olympic showcase RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
“We talked about tourism and investment.” — Kevin Poole Okanagan,” said Kevin Poole, Vernon’s economic development manager. “We talked about tourism and investment in the Okanagan.” Among those who spoke at the press conference were representatives from Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sparkling Hill Resort.
The media and trade and investment officials also had a chance to meet with representatives from 100 Okanagan companies including Rogers Foods, Okanagan Spirits and Aspenware. “One woman from a U.S. outlet was going around and doing interviews,” said Poole. Lippert handled several
Differences occur over Coldstream tax increase RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Opinions are divided over a looming tax hike in Coldstream. Coun. Pat Cochrane believes there is the possibility that the proposed 5.59 per cent residential tax increase can be trimmed before the 2010 financial plan is adopted. “I expect council will have some further discussions and there could be a bit of room for change,” he said. However, Coun. Maria Besso disagrees, saying the municipality’s costs are climbing while revenue has dropped. “We don’t want to cut back services,” she said. A 5.59 per cent hike would equate to an extra $47 for a home assessed at $468,500. About 12 people attended a public input meeting on the budget Wednesday, and Trevor Seibel, director
of financial administration, says there were no complaints about the tax increase. “We explained some of the challenges we’re facing,” he said, adding 5.59 per cent is necessary because of the closed glass plant generating fewer tax dollars. A total of $90,000 — which amounts to about a two per cent tax increase — has also been budgeted for legal costs if the City of Vernon attempts to withdraw from the regional water function. “There’s been discussions about reducing it but it’s still tenuous where the direction will go,” said Besso of recent attempts to keep the water utility intact. “Until we have confidence the water issue won’t go to litigation, we want to keep that money in the budget to protect the rights of Coldstream.” Another aspect of the budget is infrastruc-
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Nine years, more than $1 million raised, equipment donated, smiles and relief aplenty. The RCMP’s Cops for Kids charitable foundation kicks off its 10th anniversary year looking to continue its growth of raising nearly a quarter million dollars annually to assist children that are living within the B.C. southern Interior and are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. “In 10 years, we’ve given away $1.2 million to children in crisis,” explained Vernon RCMP Supt. Reg Burgess, who is also the vice-president on the Cops for Kids board. The charitable foundation was formed in 2001 and, since then, police officers have worked tirelessly to raise funds to continue supporting the children in the communities they serve. The $1 million-plus raised has helped kids and their families with the purchase of wheelchairs, diabetic pumps, autism treatments, travel and medical costs and other medical care. “We try to fill the gap and cover expenses that our health services system does not,” said Burgess. “Quite often that will be things like extra equipment for children, or helping with travel costs to BC Children’s Hospital, things like that.” In 2009, Cops for Kids processed 88 applications to assist children in crisis in the southeast district. In the North Okanagan, one child with Down Syndrome received a specialized
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Industrial strategy questioned RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
The Nor th Okanagan’s rural politicians are questioning the benefits of industrial development. Members of the Electoral Area Advisory Committee have decided not to sign the City of Vernon’s memorandum of understanding on industrial development at this time. “Additional definitions are in order because it (industry) doesn’t enhance the electoral areas,” said Rick Fairbairn, chairman and rural Lumby director. Under the memorandum of understanding, Vernon would be the contact point for any industrial and business development looking to
“There’s really not a lot for us to gain.” — Rick Fairbairn start up in the region. Fairbairn says property taxes from industrial development would go to the provincial government because it’s the taxing authority for unincorporated areas. “There’s really not a lot for us to gain other than some local employment.” The directors are also concerned that industrial operations could encourage annexation into adjacent municipalities. “That would lead to a decline in revenue on
the electoral areas and place financial pressure on other services like fire protection,” said Fairbairn. Wayne Lippert, Vernon’s mayor, admits annexation is a possibility because of industrial activities but says that isn’t sufficient reason not to get involved. “If it’s big industry, it probably wouldn’t be located in an electoral area. It would probably be in Spallumcheen, Enderby or Lumby where services exist already,” he said.
Lippert also points out that small, cottage-based businesses, including tourism, could set up shop in rural communities. “Industry has a lot of definitions. It doesn’t mean there will be a big factory,” he said. “Are they saying they don’t want things to keep local jobs here.” Lippert also doesn’t believe rural areas should ignore economic development just because property taxes will go to the provincial government. “They need to look at it from a wholistic scale,” he said. “Look at what it will do for people in the electoral areas. You can have jobs closer to home.” Most North
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here are not too many people who can call a press conference for 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on a Friday and have the whole world show up to see what you have to say. OK, maybe the president of the United States, but even Barack Obama couldn’t command the kind of attention and ratings that Tiger Woods did on Feb. 19. Well, at least not since his world and his car crashed against that fire hydrant on Nov. 27 of last year. It’s been a spectacular fall from grace for the best golfer on the planet and I gotta admit my wife and I Glenn Mitchell were there watching along with the rest of the world as we ate our toasted raisin and cinnamon bagels. “He’s bigger than the Winter Olympics,” my wife proclaimed as CTV, along with CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, CBC, FOX, and likely anyone who works for the UPS, RCMP, CIA, CFL or any other acronym, broke away from their regular programming and tuned in. I thought he did A-OK. Sure it was heavily controlled (although what happened with the camera going black?) like most of his life, but he took responsibility for his actions, apologized several times, addressed the worst of the allegations and attempted an explanation of some kind. I thought he looked sincere, albeit in rough shape. I’m sure it’s more than most people thought he would say and I’m not sure he owes the world much more, even though this will likely spark another feeding frenzy amongst the celebrity-crazed media (hey, I’m writing about it as well so I can’t be too self-righteous). And this gives me a good excuse for telling of my two brushes with Tiger (or brushes with greatness as David Letterman would call them, although I’ll try not to embellish quite as much).
Once in the late ‘90s we were in Maui when the Mercedes Championship golf tournament happened to be on at the same time at the Kapalua Golf Resort just down the road. I thought this might be the only time in my life I could show my kid the world’s greatest golfer in action so I took him. I think he was three or so but he knew who he was so he was excited. I think we stayed long enough to see Tiger muff a chip shot out of the rough (hey, he’s human after all) and have a hot dog, and the little guy had had enough. So a couple years later I learned my lesson and went by myself on the final day of the tournament that kicks off the PGA season and is only for event winners from the previous year. It was magical. Thanks to a Vernon connection I was in the jam-packed stands to see Tiger and Ernie Els both eagle the 18th hole, which just happens to be one of the longest on the tour, to force a playoff between the pair. Then they played the same hole again and again made incredible putts to both birdie and force another hole in the anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better contest. Finally, on the next hole, No. 1, Tiger again sunk a 20-footer or so, and Ernie missed his 18-footer to give Woods the win and the car and the admiration of a crowd that just felt grateful to be there. I was cheering for the easy-going, lanky South African – who looks like he’d be a good guy to go for a beer with – that day, but that’s partly because he was an underdog to the strutting, robot-like golf machine who looked like he never drank anyway, because that would mean he let his guard down. However, Tiger was humble and even funny in his acceptance speech that day in January of 2000 and how could I not be impressed? Ten years later he again was impressive in his speech, and even more human. He’s paid a huge price for his transgressions, whether you believe he can change or not, and he’s taken the first step in writing his comeback story. Don’t bet against him teeing it up for The Masters in April.
Is the fruit industry going through just another temporary valley or are we witnessing the demise of an industry whose history is intertwined with the culture of the Okanagan? While we are not audacious enough to offer a conclusive answer, we are concerned about the direction of the industry after recent emergency meetings. The meetings painted a bleak picture as industry leaders demanded millions in immediate aid to help them stay afloat. Declining prices, rising competition and seemingly indifferent politicians have over the years undermined the very industry that was once the economic and social foundation of the Okanagan. Yes, times change. All of us would agree that the tree fruit industry no longer occupies its once dominant place. Yet the tree fruit industry remains an important part of the local economy with immense upward potential as a green industry that branches into different segments of the economy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs in every conceivable sector of the local economy depend on tree fruit growers. Yes, you can make the same argument for other industries in trying to justify public financial aid. Yet the tree fruit industry is not just an economic engine. It also has an ecological dimension, which we cannot overstate. It acts as a carbon sink, lessens our dependence on foreign food imports and contributes to the overall esthetics and ambiance of the region. Indeed, the sustained presence of the tree fruit industry is one of the reasons why people come to the Okanagan. Yes, it might be difficult to put a value on those things now. But they would be impossible to replace if the industry were to disappear. - Penticton Western News
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
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e have all seen an increase in recycling receptacles around town, grocery stores handing out fabric bags, and repair garages providing drop-off sites for used motor oils. We have slowly become so accustomed to these green changes that we have forgotten to thank these businesses for their efforts, which undoubtedly cost them in the short term. The other day, I read an article about the new centre of excellence Okanagan College is building in Penticton. It will exceed all modern standards in conservation and environmental sustainability. Through design, built-in conservation and recycling, and solar power, this building meets the “Living building challenge," which means it uses net zero water and net zero power Also, the centre for learning at the KLO campus in Kelowna surpassed the gold rating awarded by LEEDS SOMETHING STINKS There is a product produced from sewage sludge (human waste) mixed with wood chips. This is done at a plant on Commonage Road in Vernon. It is sold as fertilizer by garden centres. Seventy per cent of sewage sludge comes from Kelowna. Tons of sludge is sitting in the open and moved around until the smell is gone. This process is polluting a wide area with a bad odour. It has been going on for the last three years. After numerous complaints and meetings, Vernon council made a decision in the spring of 2009 to reduce the incoming amount of sewage by 40 per cent. This brought us some relief. In the late summer of 2009, our mayor, Mr. Lippert, and some of the councillors, namely Ms. Baumbrough, Mrs. O'Keefe, Mr. Lee and Mr. Gilroy, voted for an expansion of this plant. Councillors Spiers and Nicol did the right thing and voted against it. Why are our mayor and the four councillors not putting their support behind the taxpayers of Vernon who put them in office and also pay their wages? Kelowna shelters its people from
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) before our government even mandated the standard as law. Just a few days after reading the article, I ran into my neighbour’s son who had just returned from his first day at electrician’s trade school at Okanagan College. He told me that his campus was on a four-day work-week to cut down commuter pollu-
the bad smell by bringing the sludge to Vernon. As long as our elected officials let that happen, nothing will change. How can anybody be so naive and enter into an arrangement where a city three times the population of Vernon can bring its sewage sludge here and pollute our good air? When will Mayor Lippert and his team tell Kelowna to dispose of its sewage sludge in its own municipality? Only then will we have an improvement. Does Vernon want to be on the map for having the biggest outhouse in the country? Some tourist attraction this will be. Manfred Brenner COYOTES GETTING WORSE I just read Doug Roseveare’s letter and I totally agree with him. If I had a gun and knew how to operate one I would take care of the situation myself. As I was listening to the coyotes howl (a few yards away from my home) the other night, I wondered what in the world were going to do about this situation. I live beside the college, I am not out in the country, and we have coyotes sitting right at the mailbox
tion by a whopping 20 per cent. By simply spending a couple extra hours on campus each day, he completes the hours he needs for the week in only four days. He saves $20 on gas every week, puts less mileage on his car, lowers his carbon footprint, and he saves money and gas that would normally go towards his childcare that fifth day. If you assume 500 staff and students
a few yards from our front doors in the middle of the day. They do not appear to be afraid or concerned in the least when people are near. One of my neighbour’s dog was attacked a year ago in the early morning hours. Thankfully he whined and cried at the front door and my neighbour was able to get him inside unscathed except a couple patches of hair missing. My other neighbour showed me some pictures she had taken a couple weeks ago of a very large coyote in her backyard, oblivious to the knocks on the window. She has a small child. What would have happened if her child had been out there? When she called the conservation officer, she was told there is nothing they can do, just keep an eye on your children and leave your pets inside. Well, I have two small dogs, and I do have them inside most of the time. But am I not even able to allow my dogs to run free in my own back yard anymore? I can’t imagine what I would do if one came and carried off one of my beloved pets right in front of me, like has happened to other people.
each use (conservatively) 10 litres of fuel each school day, their four-day week is saving 20,000 litres of gas every week. Plus, there would be 52 days per year that barely any heating or air-conditioning is used by the buildings. This is not just some short term test; this campus has been successfully working the four-day work week for several years now. I am thrilled that today’s post-secondary students have enough social conscience to notice the impact that we have on our planet, and our backyard. I applaud the college administrators that supported these new projects and especially the fourday work-week. We know our environment is under siege and these bold innovations show we are finally making positive changes. Thank you Okanagan College. I am proud to call you my neighbour. Ian O’Callaghan
I am afraid for all the people walking by unaware of what is lurking in the bushes at night with their dogs or little children beside them. I have seen and heard the coyotes moments before someone walks right by. I have also seen the remains of animals they have attacked. Nothing was left but the fur and the tail. If the conservation officers can’t help, who do we seek help from? I have been concerned about this for years hoping the problem will go away but it’s just getting worse. Jill Straughan MORE GREEN? Regarding the City of Vernon's purchase of the old medical clinic on 31st Avenue. Purchased for $1.4 million, demolition $507,000. Attention taxpayers – wow. There is talk is that that spot is going to be a green space. Do we really need another green space? Would it not make more sense to make a parking lot with monthly ticket parking, and get back some of the taxpayers money. Everyone knows that parking downtown is an issue, not only for shoppers but also for people who work downtown.
If anybody else agrees, please voice your opinion to the City of Vernon. G. Gosselin
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ticipate if it wasn’t paying the same rate as a place with large orchards,” said Trainor. However, Gilroy believes a withdrawal by Armstrong could allow the moth to spread throughout the region. “There’s 1,000 (backyard apple) trees in Armstrong,” he said. “The Kootenays got out of the program a few years ago and it’s been devastated by the moth.” Mike Gavinchuk, BX-Swan Lake director, also supports SIR. “Codling moth doesn’t have any borders,” he said. “It’s not right for someone in my area with a big orchard to have to spray because someone has a tree and it gets infested and spreads.”
The City of Armstrong is getting little support when it comes to leaving the Sterile Insect Release program. Most North Okanagan Regional District board members have indicated they oppose the concept of the city withJohn Trainor drawing from the initiative. “If you get out, the rest of us have to pay,” said Jack Gilroy, a Vernon director and NORD’s representa-
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Fire hall plan hits a roadblock RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Demands to protect farm land could extinguish plans for a new fire hall in Lake Country. Council has decided not to forward an application to the Agricultural Land Commission for property on Okanagan Centre Road East to be taken out of the land reserve for construction of a fire hall. “We prefer to do a little more looking,” said Mayor James Baker. James Baker The site was purchased in 2007 but some members of council and the district’s agricultural advisory committee have expressed concern about such a use on agricultural land. “We’re still looking for a location that’s not in
the Agricultural Land Reserve,” said Baker, adding, though, that’s challenging because there is little non-farm property on Okanagan Centre Road East and that site is close to a majority of homes. The goal is to replace the existing fire hall, which is more than 50 years old. “New equipment has made it too small,” said Baker. “It doesn’t have any of the Work Safe regulations like shower space.” There is also limited equipment storage and training space. Beyond searching for new property, the district is investigating whether the existing building can be expanded but previous reports indicated that renovations would cost as much as building a new facility. In 2008, voters narrowly shot down a referendum to borrow $4 million to partially fund the design and construction of a new fire hall.
Silver Star boosting Olympic performances Morning Star Staff
Athletes who trained at Silver Star Mountain Resort prior to the Games are beating a path to the podium. To date, five medals have been won by biathletes and cross-country skiers who trained in the Vernon area. “It’s been an amazing time at the Olympics and we want to offer a
big congratulations to all the athletes who trained at Silver Star, whether they’ve won medals or not,” said nordic manager Glenn Bond. As expected, the Norwegian biathlon team is having success. Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the men’s 20-kilometre individual event in a time of 48 minutes, 22.5 seconds.
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Teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen won silver with a time of 48:32. Thursday’s gold by Svendsen is his second medal of the Games. He won silver in the men’s 10-km sprint in a time of 24:20. Rounding out the biathlon medal count
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Itâ€™s not a race, but a run to coincide with the Olympics and Paralympics, and show the sparkle of all schools in the Vernon school district. The District 22 Shine Run is set for Friday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. involving all 19 schools in the district with selected students and staff running through various streets in Vernon and Coldstream. The end for all runners will be the school district office on 15th Street. â€œWeâ€™re doing this to celebrate who we are; we shine as schools and we shine as a school district,â€? said Dagmar Maguire, vice-principal at Kidston School in Coldstream, and one of the organizers of the event. There are five separate routes for the run, featuring the five high schools and their family of feeder elementary schools. Each route is three kilometres in length with one runner completing a 250-metre leg. Each leg will be marked with a specially designed five-point (again, symbolizing the five high schools) silver star. The five points of the star represent the five families of schools â€“ Vernon, Kal, Seaton, Fulton and Charles Bloom Secondary Schools â€“ and each family will represent one of the five points, which
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Kidston Elementary Grade 6 and 7 students Kyle Chambers (from left), Jay Boehnke, Mateo Eide and Amy Mullin create torches that will be used by runners in the District 22 Shine Run on Friday, Feb. 26, through the streets of Vernon and Coldstream. include belonging (Kal), co-operation (VSS), community (Bloom), diversity (Fulton) and school pride (Seaton). There are 19 schools in the five families. Each school provides 12 runners for a total of 228 runners, which can be students, teachers, parents, grandparents and support staff. Each school will have a torch to pass. The torches were made by Grade 6 and 7 students at Kidston. The Kal family of schoolsâ€™ runners will go from Middleton Way to the board office. Lumbyâ€™s runners will leave the North Okanagan Regional District parking lot, down Aberdeen Road to Middleton Drive, up to Sarsons Road and right on 15th Street to the board office. Those in the VSS family will start at the intersection of Black Rock Road and Francis Street, go left on Francis, right on Pottery and left on 15th. Seatonâ€™s family runners will start at Beairsto
School, go along 35th Street, cross at 27th at the marked pedestrian crossing, right on 26th Street, cross 32nd Avenue, cross 30th Avenue then cross 25th Avenue to 23rd Street, where theyâ€™ll make a left-hand turn. The runners go up 23rd to 18th Street, then left on 21st Avenue before making a right turn on 15th Street. And Fultonâ€™s runners will start in Polson Park at the Floral Clock with the first three runners completing one lap of the utility road around the park. Then itâ€™s out onto Highway 6, left on Pottery Road and right on 15th Street. At the end, all participants will enjoy a healthy snack, graciously donated by Natureâ€™s Fare Markets. RCMP, the City of Vernon and District of Coldstream have all been alerted about the run. Motorists are asked to use caution during those two hours with the students and everyone on the roads.
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Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL PISCES (FEB. 20-MARCH 20) Without interference, youâ€™re capable of handling difficult developments. When others butt in, however, theyâ€™re likely to throw you off track and cause trouble.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) If youâ€™re trying to make a convincing point, stick to the cold, hard facts. Fabricating the truth will only arouse opposition from your listeners if they suspect.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Using strong, realistic tactics should work well in all commercial dealings, but when it comes to negotiating something with friends, warmth and sentimentality are the way to go.
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
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SALMON ARM – Welcome back to the century club, Vernon Vipers. The Snakes fired a pair of powerplay goals in 4-1 win over the Salmon Arm SilverBacks Friday night at the Sunwave Centre, clinching their first B.C. Hockey League pennant since the 2002-03 season. Vernon entered their Saturday-night tilt against the Westside Warriors at Royal LePage Place with 101 points. They close the regular season by entertaining the Surrey Eagles (30-22-0-6) in a 2 p.m. matinee today at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers haven’t turned in this good of a regular season since centreman Lanny Gare scored 111 points to lead them to a club record 106-point campaign back in 1998-99. With the pennant comes a first-round playoff bye, meaning the Vipers won’t see action again until they host Game 1 of the Interior Conference semifinals, starting Tuesday, March 9 at Wesbild. The best-of-seven Interior and Coastal elimination rounds begin Friday. Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner had nothing but praise for his players, who he relentlessly pushed and prodded all season. “Our guys should be proud of what they have accomplished here. There is only one team that can call themselves league champions and that was one of our goals this year – to finish first overall and have home-ice advantage (in playoffs).” Ferner noted the constant pressure by the second-place Penticton Vees chasing them for the pennant helped the Vipers stay focussed. “If we had been sitting there on a 10- or 12-point cushion, that’s not necessarily an easy thing for the coaching staff to deal with. But this is a pretty easy group to motivate. Day in and day, out these guys came in and worked hard and did the things that we asked them to do.” Despite allowing the opening goal, the Vipers (49-6-0-3) dominated the first period, outshooting Salmon Arm 15-4. After SilverBack sniper Mark Zengerle banged home his 33rd goal before 1,356 fans, defenceman Dan Nycholat (7th goal) answered for Vernon two minutes later, converting a nice passing play between Cory Kane and Robbie Short (second star). The Vipers’ speed down low soon began posing problems for Salmon Arm’s injury-depleted blueline, drawing them into penalty problems. The Snakes’ Mike Collins (29th) scored on Vernon’s first powerplay, burying a feed from Cole Ikkala at 13:15. Pouncing on a rebound from Darrin Robak’s point shot, Short netted his 22nd to give Vernon a
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Vipers’ netminder Blake Voth (right) goes for a pokecheck on Salmon Arm’s Mark Zengerle (left), who has a Viper defender tieing him up during B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at the Sunwave Centre. 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Said Salmon Arm head coach Matt Hughes: “Our first 20 minutes was awful and that was the hockey game. In the third, we gave up a few more chances because we were pressing to score, but in the first, you can’t show up like that. You can’t let Vernon skate around and move the puck around and not be physical.” SilverBack d-man Jayson Reardon, playing his first game back since suffering a strained MCL, agreed. “They’re a strong team and everybody knows it and we just gave them way too much respect,” said the Lumby product. “Our first period wasn’t up to par with theirs and they just outplayed us.” Short notes it has taken a while for Vernon’s forwards to get on the same page since the club made some moves at the January trade deadline, but he believes they have turned the corner. “We’ve really simplified things – chipping in pucks, making unselfish plays, taking the hit to make plays. Our puck control is at an all-time high right now,” said the Vernon product.
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Short adds this might not be the last time Vernon will face the SilverBacks (28-25-3-3). “These are the guys that we’re going to face maybe in our first round so we definitely wanted to send a message.” David Robinson (13th) capped the Viper attack, one-timing a gorgeous backdoor feed from Kellen Jones on a powerplay early in the third frame. Rookie keeper Blake Voth, making his ninth straight start, was sharp when needed to record 24 saves for the win. The Tony Ierfino turned in a respectable 31-save showing for Salmon Arm. Rookies Pat McGillis and Robak both had solid games for the Vipers, while regulars Dylan Walchuk and Curtis Gedig were healthy scratches. Snakes’ d-man Garrett Noonan collected first star. SNAKE BITES: Voth, who dropped his goalsagainst average to 1.78, can set a new BCHL record if he allows fewer than nine goals in Vernon’s two remaining games. The current record holder, Nanaimo’s Simon Nolet, had a GAA of 1.98 in 2004-05...The Vipers also seem certain to set a new record for fewest goals allowed. They’ve surrendered just 114 so far. The record of 137 was set by the Penticton Vees in 2005-06.
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Home-court advantage wasn’t overly favourable for the Fulton Maroons as they fell 66-51 to the St. Ann’s Crusaders of Kamloops to open the Okanagan Valley Junior Boys Basketball Championships Friday night at Fulton gym. Angad Multani led the Crusaders with a game-high 22 points, with 18 coming from Justin Donaldson Hall and eight from Jeevan Bains. Tied 27-27 at halftime, St. Ann’s turned it on in the second half to earn the win. Dustin Popoff canned 20 points for Fulton, who got nine from Broden Romanovitch and six apiece from Quinn Jones and Cody Nevens. The Maroons faced the Pen-Hi Lakers in Saturday-morning consolation play. The Pleasant Valley Saints fell behind early and couldn’t recover as they bowed 47-32 to the South Kamloops Titans in their Friday opener. Elijah Hillis-Gold led the Titans with 11 points, helping his team to a 26-13 halftime lead. The Saints, who faced the Mount Boucherie Bears Saturday, got with eight points each from Mason Luttmerding and Matthew Sutherland. Tian Hannah and Brandon Aikema supplied six and four points respectively.
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panties sell for $18 with almost a third of the cost going to Doctors Without Borders and the groupâ€™s efforts in Haiti... Those Norwegian Loudmouth pants are pretty cool, but theyâ€™re not cheap at $95 online. I bet Jesse Crowe of Canoe Creek is the first pro to wear them in the Okanaganâ€ŚVernonâ€™s J.C. Colvin, a strength coach well connected to Hockey Canada, was the driver for Team Belarus on Friday. Heâ€™s been a â€œgopherâ€? for many of the menâ€™s hockey teams since the Olympics startedâ€ŚArmstrong Shamrocks GM Ryan Nitchie, who is volunteering at the Athletes Village, got up close and personal with Canadian gold-medal speedster Christine Nesbitt, getting to hold the precious prize (the medal)â€ŚFormer Kal Laker hoops coach Jack Yamoaka is volunteering over at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The retired teacher will be chaperoning some Kal students to the Orient following the Games.
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Dhaliwal Ravi fired six three-pointers to collect a gamehigh 19 points as the Similkameen Sparks shaded the Bears 53-50 in their Friday tilt. Derek Zwaagstra netted 17 points for Boucherie, who got 13 points from Jarret Young. In the final Friday matchup, the Kelowna Owls used 18 points from Dejo Oyelese to pound the Lakers 67-38. Ethan McCluskey flushed 17 points for Pen-Hi. Meanwhile, the No. 10-ranked Charles Bloom Timberwolves stuffed No. 14 Similkameen 47-46 to open the senior A girls Valleys Thursday night in Princeton. Charles Bloom, relied heavily on the post play of Krista Verhage, opened with a 10-2 run, however, the Sparks battled back to lead 16-12 at the quarter. “Our girls were nervous, but focused on strong defence, which kept us in it. We had a lot of unforced turnovers, but we didn’t let them turn into points,” said Bloom co-coach Andrew Calado. Bloom opened up the perimeter in the second quarter, with Bobbe Sherman, Vanessa Schunter, and Autumn
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Continued from A23 Vernon then found themselves down players due to basketball provincials as they faced Seaside, falling in two straight games. The girls showed no quit with great blocking from Taylar Wapple and Sachiko Ouchi. Rebounding in the playoffs, the Vikings stuffed Surrey’s North Shore in two straight games, led by Emily Kanester, who had a strong game at libero. Vernon then upended the Coquitlum Ducks in a two-game thriller, the final set going to 31-29. “Kim Squair ran a balanced attack all weekend, Maria Thorlakson had a strong serving weekend racking up several points for the team,” said Van Der Star. The Vikings then dropped a pair of 25-23 games to fall to the CVC Airwalkers. In the bronze-medal game, the Vikings got strong hitting from Kelsey Thompson to ice the Victoria Titans 26-24, 26-24. Thompson led the team in kills all weekend, while Tavia Lochhead and Martina Mazzei provided solid hits. Van Der Star was very pleased with her bench strength, saying she could turn to any player and know they could step in and contribute.
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Dalton Prasloski concentrates as he puts together the bird house heâ€™s making in Tool Time at Ellison elementary school. With help from his Big Brother, Ron Lerbeck, he has learned how to measure, cut and sand the wood, using hand and hand power tools and it will be ready to attract wrens and sparrows in the spring. â€œThis is really cool. I learned lots of stuff,â€? said Dalton. Lerbeck, a carpenter, is proud of his Little Brotherâ€™s new skills.
â€œThis a great program. A friend of mine was doing this and since my son is older now, itâ€™s good to be passing this along to other kids. I tell other guys about this, that itâ€™s really rewarding and a chance to give back to the community.â€? The Tool Time program was started by Bruce Standven, who was already a Big Brother and was working with tools with his Little Brother. He and Helen Brownrigg, director of program and community development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan, paired five boys and male volunteers to meet at the school to learn how to use tools.
Braydun Gauthier, Grade 4, learns how to use a drill from Bruce Standeven who started the Tool Time program with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan. â€œThe kids are responding really well because it focuses on something they like to do,â€? said Standven. His Little Brother, Braydun Gauthier, is happy to be in Tool Time. â€œI hope it goes on a long time. Maybe next we can make a go cart or work on bicycles.â€? Bronwnrigg is pleased to see how everyone is enjoying the program, which is an eightweek pilot project that might be expanded to other schools. â€œI think itâ€™s a hit,â€? she said. â€œThe kids are so excited, they like spending time with the men and they feel more self-confident in class. Weâ€™d
like to see more volunteers who can share these kinds of skills with the kids,â€? she said. Carly Deal, mentor co-ordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan, runs a program for Grade 5 girls at the school where they talk about having a balanced and active life style and spend time journaling. Tool Time could use donations of tool cabinets, hand and power tools, supplies and money to buy supplies. Donations can be picked up. Call Brownrigg at 250-765-2661 (ext.103) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to see if the material to be donated can be used by the program.
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Friends fundraise for Debra Morning Star Staff
Debra Haldane’s friends are reaching out to the community to help her and her family with medical expenses. Haldane was diagnosed with a sudden and unexpected blood clot in her brain 10 months ago. She had many tests and doctors’ visits around the province and seemed to be recovering, until her condition worsened in December.
Friends want to help Haldane and her husband Rich and their two young daughters with medical and travel expenses not covered by insurance as she continues to look for an answer.
Appointments are highly recommended and there is no consultation fee.
The Fundraising Night for Debra Haldane will be March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Army Navy Airforce Club (2500-46 Ave., Vernon). There will be an auction (donations of items accepted until March 4), door prizes, a live band, drinks and appetizers. All of the proceeds (except for drink purchases) will go to the Haldane family. Tickets are $15 each, available from Bonnie Mann at 250-558-3236 or Megan Pronovost 250-558-3243.
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Retreat supports widows and widowers Morning Star Staff
For the past 13 years, New Hope for Widow/ers has held an annual retreat to give support, encouragement and educational workshops to bereaved widows and widowers. This year, a two-day retreat will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church in Vernon April 23 to 24. Friday evening will feature a guest speaker, Crystal Newberry of Oliver, who faced her husband’s death and multiple losses within two years. Refreshments and an opportunity to get to know fellow retreaters will follow. Saturday will give the opportunity for retreaters to individually share their own personal story of loss in a small group setting, followed by the choice of three workshops. This year New Hope is pleased to offer the following workshop topics: Transitioning to Living Single, Nurturing Self-Care, Christianity and the Griever, Financial Advice, Coping in the First Year, Complicated Grief, and Experiencing Grief as a Man. The day will include lunch and a
candlelight ceremony of remembrance. “A retreat such as this is a valuable time to gain knowledge and understanding of the grief process as well as a way to be encouraged and strengthened through common shared experiences,” said Lorna Bohn, board chairwoman.
“...members are able to offer empathy and care to those who are mourning the loss of a spouse.” — Lorna Bohn “A unique characteristic of New Hope is that, having experienced widowhood themselves, members are able to offer empathy and care to those who are mourning the loss of a spouse.” The retreat is organized by the volunteer board of directors and other members who come alongside the newly bereaved as “companions,” while the speakers and workshop leaders are experienced and knowledgeable
in each of their particular topics. As in the past several years, New Hope offers a children’s program to enable parents to attend and bring their children who are also grieving. This program, for a limited number of children aged five to 10 years of age, is prepared and facilitated by a professional schoolteacher and counselor, who also experienced widowhood. “It takes courage to attend a retreat for grievers, but the overwhelming response from those who come is warm and positive,” said Bohn. “The goal is to create a safe place to share, learn and connect with others who have also been widowed. Cost for the retreat is $50 if registered before March 15, $65 after March 15. Children are $35 for one and $20 for each additional child. Accommodation overnight, for those from out of town, is not included. To receive a registration form or to register, phone the New Hope office a 250545-6004 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. You may learn more about New Hope at www.newhopegrief.org or on their site for teens at www. newhope-grief.org/teengrief.
B.C. schools rewarded for thinking green Morning Star Staff
After months of work, teachers can now submit their students’ entries for their chance to win big prizes in Science World’s second annual eco-action contest, BC Green Games. In the spirit of going green, submissions must be submitted online and document students’ green projects. When the winners are announced in April, more than $20,000 in prizes will be awarded. “We love watching the submissions start to roll in,” said Pauline Finn, Science World’s vice president of community engagement. “It’s so exciting to see the difference that kids are making in their communities and how passionate they are about environmental initiatives. We can all learn so much from them.” Online project submissions will be accepted until Feb. 26. Submissions are judged by environmental education and science edu-
cation experts based on: demonstration of environmental responsibility, creative problem solving and clear com-
munication about the project. The contest is open to students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
To view last year’s winning projects and find out more information, visit www. bcgreengames.ca.
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New arrivals and Emily Lesowski of Stanley of Cherryville, Enderby, B.C. Claire and Jan. 27: Leif Devantier Born to Wes of Rossland. and Monica Jan. 12: Hofsink of Born to Vernon, a Collin Hay girl, 8 lbs. 5 and Ashley Vetter of New Additions oz., named Makenzi Enderby, twin Ann. A granddaughter boys: Carson Phillip, 6 lbs. 3 oz., and Matthew for Ben and Dorothy Hofsink of Vernon, William, 5 lbs. 3 oz. B.C., Tony and Elenor Grandsons for Kelly Bikker of Abbotsford, and Cliff Vetter, Lorrie B.C. A great-grandHay and Lenard Lutz, daughter for Hank all of Enderby, B.C. and Grace DeRaad of Jan. 14: Born to Abbotsford, Fie Bikker Jaron Burr and Lacey of Surrey, B.C. Foster of Vernon, Jan. 30: Born to B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 7 Dave and Adelle Munk oz., named Alexis Deborah Lee. A grand- of Vernon, a girl, 7 lbs. 12 oz., named Kendyl daughter for Debi Joan Lyric. A sister for Marchand of Enderby, Shelby, 14; Landon, B.C., Cindy Lavis of Vernon, B.C., Les Foster 12; Presley, 2. A granddaughter for Dave and of Coldstream, B.C. A Margery Barker of great-granddaughter for Patty Hall-Howarth, Cawston, B.C. A greatgranddaughter for Joan Lorraine Turner, both Borton of Cawston. of Vernon, Harold Foster of Coldstream. Jan. 20: Born to Leanne Cadden and Alain Leger of Victoria, B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 6 oz., named Sophia Marguerite. A granddaughter for Larry and Shelley Cadden of Vernon. Jan. 26: Born to Dan and Buffy Cox of Armstrong, a boy, 8 lbs. 10 oz., named Hudson Miller. A brother for Lynden, 2. A grandson for Dennis and Carol Ayre, Willie and Bonnie Zaretzki, all of Armstrong, B.C., Rick and Sue Cox of Mission, B.C. A greatgrandson for Garnett
Dec. 8: Born to Christian Gauthier and Melissa Mackie of Vernon, a girl, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Kaylee Elizabeth. A granddaughter for Leo and Doris Gauthier of Maple Ridge, B.C., Colleen Mackie of Vernon, B.C., Jackie and Bill Ledet of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Bob Mackie of Port Coquitlam, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Rita and Albert Gauthier of Vernon, Armella Ledet of Maillardville, B.C. Dec. 23: Born to Nicole LaBelle and Christian VanZytveld of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 5 lbs. 9 oz., named Nykolas Hanns Alexander. A brother for Lukas, 2 1/2. A grandson for Marcel and Pam LaBelle of Forestburg, Alta., Hanny and Bert VanZytveld of Salmon Arm, B.C. Jan. 10: Born to Jeff and Samantha Mayall of Kelowna, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 4 oz., named Jada Marion. A granddaughter for Patricia FearnleyDuffield, Glen Duffield, both of Sicamous, B.C., Sharon Mayall of Coldstream, B.C., the late Terry Mayall, the late Chip Harwood. A great-granddaughter for Robert Fearnley of Vernon, B.C., Vera Smith of Salmon Arm, B.C. Jan. 11: Born to Sarah and Shawn Devantier of London, Ont., a girl, 7 lbs. 4 oz., named Samantha Nicole. A granddaughter for Chris and Gerry
Feb. 1: Born to Susan and Adam Heighway of Coldstream, a boy, 8 lbs. 14 oz., named Kellen John. A brother for William, 2. A grandson for Clare and John Grant of Coldstream, B.C., Heather and Neil Cunning of Edmonton, Alta. A great-grandson for Russell and Greta Moore of Edmonton, Doreen Heighway of Mississauga, Ont. Feb. 1: Born to Owen and Rosellen Wiltse of Lavington, a boy, 8 lbs. 1 oz., named Keenan Ilo. A brother for Magdelena, 3 1/2. A grandson for Lynel and Maureen Wiltse of Entwistle, Alta., Art King of Ottawa, Ont., Judy King of Vernon. A great-grandson for Vera Airey of Stettler, Alta. Feb. 7: Born to Dustin Heltman and Lauren Pollon of Armstrong, B.C., a boy, 6 lbs., named Daniel
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UPPER ROOM MISSION The Upper Room Mission would like to express its sincere gratitude to all those who donated towards our Christmas Meal and Backpack giveaway. Without all those who volunteered their time and their resources it would not have been the huge success it was. We appreciate the way that the community cares for those in need. Please continue to remember us throughout the year.
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Community Calendar FEBRUARY 21
Feature Event: Vernon and District Family History Society
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EPICUREANS Meets Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. in the gazebo at Westshores Estates for an exchange of information. Call Richard at 250-558-5471 for details. SONGS OF PRAISE Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., presented by Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Rd. Sing-along concert of toe-tapping traditional favourites. Come hear the music, leave singing a new song! Free admission. WATOTO AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR Choirs from this Ugandan orphanage have traveled the world raising awareness of orphans in African and the hope for the next generation. The choir performs Feb. 21, 10:15 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church and 6 p.m., Vernon Alliance Church. ELKS MEGA MEAT DRAW Third Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Doors open 1 p.m. Hot dogs, 50/50 and meat basket. SMARTIES PROGRAM AT GALLERY VERTIGO Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., drop-in art program for families with kids of all ages. Just drop in. Wear old clothes and bring your imagination. Suggested donation $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. The gallery is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. Call 250-503-2297. Feb. 21, Cave Paintings with Miranda Aschenbrenner. OKANAGAN CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH Worship in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation every third Sunday starting at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 3908-27th St. CRIB TOURNAMENT Third Sunday of every month at Schubert Centre at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. Cost is $10; bring a partner. Soup, sandwiches, snacks, tea, coffee and some alcoholic beverages may be purchased in the cafeteria. Please don’t bring food into the centre.
o commemorate Heritage Week in Canada, the society holds annual genealogy display at Village Green Mall Feb. 26 and 27 during mall hours. Members at the display have experience researching their families in Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. We’ll have books, web sites, maps and internet connection, and suggestions on getting started on this fascinating hobby of finding your family roots. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, at Peace Lutheran Church, lower level, 1204-30th Ave., at 7:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 22 PRO-LIFE THRIFT STORE Clearance sale! Green tag bag sale: everything marked with a green tag goes in the bag; $3 per bag or two bags for $5. Sale runs Feb. 21 to 27; 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more information. LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES Kalamalka Campus Feb. 22, “A global perspective on post-secondary education and why what you do counts” with Jane Muskens, interim registrar of Okanagan College. Education has a greater impact on our country, our lives and our happiness. See how Canada compares with other countries and why your job is a part of a much bigger picture; 12:30 p.m. Okanagan College Lecture Theatre. All welcome! Presentation and parking free. SOLD MEETS Feb. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., People Place, room 06. Edie Carlson presents “A Nunavut Adventure: Seven Years in Gjoa Heaven,” a talk and slide show on Edie’s life experience in Canada’s Far North. New members, visitors welcome. Call Nadine at 250-549-1479. ENDERBY TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE Program helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking — vital skills that empower people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the Fireside Room of the Enderby Evangelical Chapel. All welcome. Refreshments will be provided. KINDALE’S OLDE TOWNE THRIFT SHOPPE Winter blow out sale, 2725 Patterson Ave., Armstrong Feb. 22 to 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $1 per bag and daily surprise special. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT AND AWARENESS
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FEBRUARY 23 WOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704 Hwy. 6. Come and meet other carvers, share techniques and ideas. New members welcome anytime. GIFTED & GIFTED/LEARNING DISABLED STUDENTS The Gifted and the Gifted/Learning Disabled High School Student: A Mother’s Perspective. A local mother and trained teacher will share her experience of helping her sons navigate their way successfully through high school. She will answer questions and talk welcomes back … about strategies for helping gifted
Vernon group meets 7.30 p.m., Feb. 22 at People Place. Sspeaker will be Carolyn Laidman-Betts, CGA, who will discuss medical expenses Vernon Prostate Cancer Support and income tax claims for items such as meals, & Awareness Group travel expenses, etc. All Regular Monthly Meeting are welcome, especially Mon., Feb. 22nd @ 7:30pm prostate cancer survivors,
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CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Provides caring environment for family members of a loved one with a mental illness to share your hopes, fears, experiences and knowledge with others supporting loved one with a mental illness. Meets 7 to 9 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month at Mental Illness Family Support & Information Centre, room 301, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Call Dianne at 260-3233. MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, corner of Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235. TUESDAY’S TOGETHER 55+ ladies group meets at Seniors’ Drop-in at 11:30 a.m., 1751 Glencaird St., fourth Tuesday of the month for a social, 1 to 3 p.m. Call Olena at 547-8866.
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15 admitted patients in emerg waiting for beds, and the outpatient overflow rooms were opened to accommodate us. While it was much quieter and less crowded, the nurses had to keep running back to emergency for supplies and equipment. This space was only available until Monday morning when it would be reopened for day treatment and we would all have to be moved again, no one knew where. God knows how they keep track of all the patients and the medications they need. I left the hospital on Sunday as soon as the intravenous line was removed, although I was originally told I would probably be in for four or five days. My doctor thought I would be much better off at home than in the current situation. He was right. I ask myself how we let this situation in our hospital get so bad and what we can do to improve things. I think that if every one of us who has ever used, or will use our hospital, or has contributed to it, were to write a letter to our MLA and the premier of this province telling them to complete and open up the two roughed-in hospital wards in the new tower, it could make a difference. We need every senior in Vernon to do this and if there is no response to our request we need to vote for someone who will respond to our needs. In the meantime I hope you don’t need to be admitted to the hospital, it isn’t healthy. Editor’s note: Write to VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster at 3209-31st Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 2H2, fax to 250503-3603, call 250-503-3600 or e-mail to email@example.com. Write to Shuswap MLA George Abbott at P.O. Box 607, #202A-371 Alexander St. NE, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N7, call 250-833-7414 or toll-free to 1-877-771-7557 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org You can write to Premier Gordon Campbell at P.O. Box 9041, Stn. Prov. Gov’t, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9E1, fax to 250387-0087 or call 250-387-1715.
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One Christmas season more than 40 years ago when I was working as an engineer in Borneo, I just happened to mention snow to our amah, Winnie. Our amah was a live-in home help who did whatever she was asked to do in the way of cleaning, baby-sitting, general domestic duties and cooking. Her separate living quarters adjoined our house where she raised her family of sons, daughters and granddaughter. She was the widow of a Chinese man although she was one of the indigenous peoples of Brunei, a Melanau. I was unprepared for her reaction. She asked me what snow was! I was quite taken aback and explained that basically snow was frozen water that fell from the sky in winter and covered everything. She still looked puzzled. Then it dawned on me that she had lived in tropical Borneo all her life and had never seen snow. Indeed the concept of such stuff was entirely foreign, even alien, to her. So I produced what I thought was the clear proof of what snow looks like. I showed her some photographs of where we lived in the Scottish Highlands in winter with everything blanketed in the white stuff. Even these photos did not entirely explain or convince her about snow. In desperation I went to the refrigerator and scooped some ice crystals out to show her. Still only a doubtful acceptance of the idea of snow! So I gave up and left her to her normal duties at
Golfers needed here The residents of Heron Grove in Vernon are hoping golfers will tee off for a good cause in May, as the Good Samaritan Society hosts the third Annual Citi Fund Spirit of Caring Golf Tournament. The event takes place May 7 at Kelowna Springs Golf Club, with a tandem start at 10:15 a.m. Registration fee is $150 per player, and includes 18 holes of golf in a Texas Scramble format; a continental breakfast, a boxed mid-day meal; banquet luncheon, prizes and hole contests, a generous tax receipt and a great day of fellowship and fun. The Good Samaritan Society has 60 years of experience in providing complex/continuing care, assisted living and other specialized health and community care services, and is one of the largest not-for-profit, voluntary care providers in Alberta and British Columbia. For more information about the tournament, contact Cindy at the B.C. regional office, 250-4696923, or see www.gss.org
which she was excellent. Her sambal udang (curried prawn) and curry puffs were superb. She made her own curry powder directly from herbs. Indeed I would readily eat any of her cooking, even the dish of kippers and cabbage that she gave me for dinner one day when my wife was away in Singapore! Winnie was part of our household until we left Brunei in 1979 and we have kept in touch with her family since then. She passed away in 2003 but I know that before she did she understood what snow was. In the 1990s she emigrated to join her family who had gone on ahead. And where did she go to? She found out what snow was because she emigrated from Brunei to Edmonton!
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Donâ€™t give up reading for Lent Morning Star Staff
The Okanaganâ€™s recently proclaimed poet laureate has some words and thoughts he wants to share with his hometown when he launches his latest book. Vernon author John Lent will read selections from his newest book of poetry, Cantilevered Songs, at Okanagan Collegeâ€™s Kalamalka Campus Friday. â€œI wanted to launch this book in a proper way,â€? said Lent. â€œI wanted to perform some of the poems the way they should be performed, and sometimes, in order to do that, you need to wait until you feel right about the performance.â€? Lent, who has published nine books to date, went on a demanding public tour of Cantilevered Songs last fall, soon after it was released by publisher Thistledown Press. The tour included 12 readings in nine days, taking him to Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo. For his first official Vernon reading, Lent plans to perform a sequence of his poems, entitled Weightless, and has involved a few friends in putting it together. â€œThere will be a few surprises,â€? he said. Lent, who lives in Vernon with his wife, artist/author Jude Clarke, is the current regional dean at Okanagan College Kal Campus. As a longtime professor of writing at the school, he has mentored many aspiring and working scribes, including world slam poet champion Shane Koyczan, who recently wowed the world with his spoken word piece, We are More, at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. Lent is also known to many around the North Okanagan for his gravelly voice as one part of the jazz-blues-roots trio Lent Fraser Wall. Lentâ€™s long contribution to the valley arts scene has recently been recognized with
John Lent launches his latest book, Cantilevered Songs, at the Lecture Theatre at the Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College Friday at 7 p.m. a nomination for a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of this yearâ€™s Okanagan Arts Awards. â€œItâ€™s quite simple,â€? said Lent, laughing to himself. â€œI love writing and I love teaching. Iâ€™m a very lucky person. And for me, each book is a probe into that crazy mix of landscapes and consciousness that faces us each day and every day, the crease of it, its thickness. I love it. This book, more than any of my other books, tries to reach out for that crease, that thickness, as I live it out right here in Vernon.â€? The book launch will be followed by a reception, as well as refreshments and a book signing. â€œWeâ€™ll have a bit of party,â€? laughed Lent. Fridayâ€™s book launch takes place in the lecture theatre at Kal campus and starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone.
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SALMON ARM â€” Those who have seen slam poet champion Shane Koyczan perform on the local stage joined the nation and the world in cheering when he delivered his original spoken word composition, We Are More, at the Vancouver Olympicsâ€™ opening ceremonies Feb. 12. The former Okanagan College student/Penticton resident has become an instant star since the performance, with thousands saturating the internet with positive
comments about his performance, and the poet receiving kudos from Olympic athletes and commentators, including an interview with Today Show host Matt Lauer. Those attending this summerâ€™s Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival can hear more of Koyczanâ€™s mind-blowing spoken word and slam poetry when he and the Short Story Long take the festival stage. Theyâ€™re just one of 50 acts that will fill six outdoor stages at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds Aug. 13 to 15.
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Kal students hold benefit for Haiti Morning Star Staff
With a month since a devastating earthquake hit the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the need for aid is still prevalent. A group of Kalamalka Secondary School students are doing their part to help. Travis Anderson and Daniel Favell say they decided they wanted to do something to help the people in Haiti after the terrible disaster. They brainstormed and decided on a benefit concert featuring some of their bands and the bands of their friends. The event takes place Tuesday in the schoolâ€™s Applebox Theatre at 7900 McClounie Rd., Coldstream. Musical entertainers featured include James and the Country Gentlemen, Disengage, Melissa Yano and The Barricades. Doors to the event open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by $5 minimum donation, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
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B10 Sunday, February 21, 2010 - The Morning Star
Go through the woods for theatre
CENTRE POINT Brian van Wensem Through the Woods. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW or log on to www.ticketseller. ca to get show times and tickets. The Performing Arts Centre will be host to some incredible choral music in the coming weeks. Don’t miss the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir Saturday. This year, almost half-a-million people will see one of four touring choirs from the Vienna Boys Choir program. The children in the program enjoy an incredible opportunity in touring, mean-
while receiving some of the finest music education that has been the springboard of many a successful career for the choristers. Their repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available from the Ticket Seller at 549SHOW. The second of two choral shows is the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s presentation of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Under the baton of conductor Jon Washburn, the Vancouver Chamber Choir is one of Canada’s foremost professional vocal ensembles. With repertoire incorporating chant, folksong, traditional, avant-garde, a-capella, orchestra and jazz trio, this is
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one performance that will truly offer a little something for every ear. Pro-rated subscriptions to NOCCA’s season and individual show tickets are available through the Ticket
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lanning my wedding was my first real adventure in family dynamics. I come from a relatively small family where I can, quite literally, count every last one of my cousins on one hand. This makes family event planning significantly easier than on my wife’s side of things. See, for every uncle I have, she has seven. This ratio works out rather similarly when it comes to cousins, aunts and the like. Coming from such a small family though, it’s truly fascinating for me to be part of the much larger family that I married into. Keeping things relatively simple for my wife and I is the fact that neither of our families, big or small, are particularly attached or immersed in any traditions or rituals; quite unlike the central family in Powerhouse Theatre’s Over the River and Through the Woods. The play follows an Italian family struggling to cope with modern traditions and ideas. Uproar unfolds as the ties are tested. It’s a production that’s really all about family dynamics. Director Therese Parent has carved out a reputation for offering light-hearted, thoughtprovoking and familyfriendly entertainment. Everyone who enjoyed her last production, Over the Tavern, will find a soft spot in their heart for the tantalizing spaghetti-filled antics of Over the River and
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Love has quite the cast Continued from page B9 Now, I could churn out a synopsis of each and every storyline, all based in L.A. on Feb. 14, but who has that much time? I don’t even have enough space to roll through the list of talent involved. Let’s break it down to the good stuff: Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway (she’s secretly trying to hide her moonlighting stint as a phone sex operator, he’s the very confused chap who loves her) are brilliant, very fun to watch. The same goes for Hector Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine, a nice touch of seasoned class. As for the not-so-good? Ashton Kutcher, unusually mopey for a guy who makes a living bouncing off the wall, simply gets too much screen time. Julia Roberts doesn’t get enough. Jessica Alba
phones in her performance. Ditto, Jessica Biel. Jamie Foxx looks like he’s in some other movie, far, far away. And, well, to put it delicately, isn’t it wonderful that Taylor Swift has a singing career to fall back on? That said, I liked it. Marshall was obviously shooting for a Love Actuallystyle vehicle with this busy, busy film, a feel-good charmer that, against all odds, has everyone involved meeting up at the finish line. The bad news, Valentine’s Day bustles too much to flex a whole lot of heart. But the good news? It’s a great date movie, funny and winsome, and is relatively easy to swallow. Not only that, it obviously kept 90 per cent of the entire screen actors guild employed for a few months. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.
Enjoy Fine and Pleasant Misery Continued from B10 If you hunt, fish or just love spending time in the great outdoors, you’ll be able to relate to this truly hilarious evening of theatre. McManus is one of America’s most loved outdoor humour
writers made famous for his columns in Field and Stream and Outdoor Life magazines. Actor Tim Behrens promises to bring more than 12 different McManus characters to life on stage in this one-of-a-kind event
that is said to be a “cross between Mark Twain and Bill Cosby.” A Fine and Pleasant Misery starts at 8 p.m. March 6 and tickets are on sale through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469). Enjoy the shows!
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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT
Oyama inventor picks up award Orchardist praised for new fruit harvesting machine JUDIE STEEVES Black Press
An innovative Oyama orchardist has come up with a piece of equipment that can reduce the amount of labour required to grow tree fruits, and that involves recycling and converting retired rice harvesters from Asia. Roger Bailey received the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture at this year’s agri-food industry gala in Abbotsford from the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. His innovation creates safer and more efficient working conditions for orchardists, commented judges for the award. “Without the need for ladders, Bailey’s mobile work platform helps reduce worker fatigue and injury rates,” said IAF chairman Stuart Wilson. “The platform also increases labour productivity and is more fuel-efficient than conventional machinery used to transport harvest bins, creating significant cost savings for farmers. “The IAF is pleased to recognize Bailey’s innovative spirit and industriousness in creating safer and more efficient ways to farm,” said Wilson. Bailey grows apples and cherries on a 100-acre-orchard in Oyama and he says that he first came up with the concept when former B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association president Russell Husch, of Winfield, saw the chassis being used in a different way in Abbotsford. “I said that could do some other things as well, and I put together a package that works for a number of different applications,” said Bailey. The concept is based on the chassis of a rice harvester — a small tracked vehicle — from which pruning, thinning and picking can be accomplished by two workers at a time, while a bin is carried on the back of the machine. Bailey says after purchasing a couple from a used equipment company in Abbotsford, he ordered a container load of them three years ago and began welding the compo-
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Roger Bailey shows off his harvesting machine that won the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture from the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C.
“If there is going to be a future for agriculture, being innovative will help keep us in the business.” — Roger Bailey nents on them to create a piece of equipment that would efficiently allow workers to prune, thin and pick a wall of apples along the new, high-density rows of dwarf apple trees. Altogether, he says he’s made 35 of the pieces of equipment, which are mostly used now by his fellow orchardists from
Summerland north through the Central Okanagan. Now, he’s working on a narrower machine he can use for pruning cherries, since threequarters of his orchard is now in the new, later varieties of cherries. Bailey is currently a director with both the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association and the
Okanagan-Similkameen Cherry Growers’ Association. “If there is going to be a future for agriculture, being innovative will help keep us in the business,” he said. “Part of what is so enjoyable about farming is the challenge of doing something efficiently, even if you can’t buy it off a shelf.” Bailey is no stranger to developing farm machinery, creating a wire-spooling device in 2000. He continues to work on adapting his original mobile platform design and most recently developed a compressor deck to run pneumatic pruning shears as it moves along rows of high-density cherries.
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very time you get a new job, you go through it. The elation and excitement come first. It’s the “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I got it!” feeling. You go out and celebrate with family and friends, and you’re excited about all the new possibilities ahead of you. After that, however, the panic sets in and you start to get nervous about your qualifications, the new responsibilities, the new corporate culture, and the new people with whom you’ll be working with, etc. While starting a new job can be a stressful experience with the right strategies and with a positive outlook, stepping into your new role can be exciting and rewarding. So with that said here are a few tips for building solid relationships with your new colleagues. To start, make sure you understand from your first day why you were hired what your goals are for the first six to 12 months as this can help with your direction in the weeks to come. It’s not weak to ask for help. If you don’t know how or where to find the information you need, you’ll waste your time if you search for it yourself. Ask your boss or colleagues for help when you need it. Many people feel overwhelmed when they start with a new company. Everything is dramatically different, which can leave you feeling stressed and chaotic. Try to identify www.mindtools. com/pages/article/ newTCS_90.htm” stability zones to help you find peace and stability in your new environment. Always avoid making comparisons between your new company and your old company. Your new
team doesn’t want to hear “At my old job, we used to…” Focus on what you need to do now, not what or how you did something in the past. If someone on your new team does not respond well to you, don’t take it personally – at least in the beginning. Remember, you might be in a role that someone else used to have, and that perKen MacLeod son might have been a friend of this team member so it will take time to establish trust. Develop a game plan with a 90-day window for results and try to avoid stress which often occurs in a new job by putting far too much pressure on yourself to perform from day one. No one – least of all, your new boss – expects you to jump in and start solving major problems immediately, so don’t expect it of yourself either. Jumping in with both feet to start “proving your worth” could cause you to make mistakes that you could easily avoid once you know more about the company and your new role. People generally find that it takes around 90 days to become fully
effective in a new role so endeavour to focus on a few quick wins and early wins. It’s important to secure early wins because these help build momentum and establish your credibility. But make sure you know how your new company defines a win. For instance, in one company, a “win” may be as simple as getting your team aligned and focused on results, whilst in another culture, a “win” may be an accomplishment with verifiable results. It’s also important to choose a win that will be important to your boss and the company overall. But don’t try to do too much too soon. It’s tempting to want to deal with 10 different issues when you get started, but this will only ensure that you’ll do none of them well. The key will be to focus on one or two early changes that you think are most urgent, and work on them consistently.
In any new role, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start and you might worry that you won’t be able to perform in the way that you’re expected to. But remember this: The people who hired you knew what they were doing. And they probably didn’t want to hire someone who was already able to do every part of the job to the highest standard. Why? Because such a person would probably not stay long and he or she would likely look for new challenges from day one. To help you start building competence in your new role, welcome the new learning curve that addresses any skill gaps that may exist and use it to address your strengths and weaknesses with respect to your new job. Ken MacLeod is an award-winning executive, coach and strategist, president of the MacGroup of Companies and chair of TEC (The
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his week I want to review how a reverse mortgage works, and who they attract and why. In researching it ran across an interesting tidbit in one of the annual information forms for a publicly traded company that specializes in reverse mortgages. Canada’s aging population creates an attractive environment for the reverse mortgage market. Seniors will continue to be one of the fastest growing population groups in Canada. Statistics Canada estimates that by 2016 seniors will represent 17 per cent of the population. Based on old data, from a 2001 census, 1.71 million homes are owned by this age group, of which 85 per cent are reported to be debt free, resulting in 1.45 million mortgagefree homes in Canada owned by persons aged 65 or older. At the current average national home value, and assuming an average loan to value of 30 per cent (I’ll explain that in a minute), and a 10 per cent market penetration, this market represents approximately $9 billion in potential reverse mortgage volume. A reverse mortgage has all the terms and conditions of a regular mortgage, except a payment. Instead of paying the mortgage down, the payments you would normally make compound the debt up. So you owe more as time passes, no less. Think of it from the lender’s perspective. They want collateral and a very high likelihood that they will get back all their principal and interest. Unlike a traditional lender, a reverse lender just doesn’t know when they will get paid back, just that they will.
Here’s a typical deal. Bob and Betty own a lakefront home in Vernon. When they bought it years ago, the town folk thought they were nuts. Who wants to drive all the way out there on that pothole road and slip and slide out during the winter and have a big mortgage payment? Well you can guess what happened, the big mortgage payment is all paid off, the house and property are worth over $1 million, and the town folk are all saying Dave Ellis they all knew lakefront was a great buy. But for Bob and Betty, there was no extra funds for building up a big savings or investment account, and consequently they are real estate rich and cash flow poor. They want to stay in the lake-front home for several more years, but with the higher property taxes and less income what choice do they have? It’s what we refer to as broke, but not poor. That’s where a reverse mortgage (or similar arrangement) can let them stay on. The lender looks at the market value of $1 million and agrees to lend them $300,000. That’s known as the loan to value ration, and in this case it is 30 per cent. Reverse mortgages
typically have the ratio in this area, so that is very different from a typical mortgage in that most home loans are in the 75 per cent to 90 per cent, loan to value ratio, zone. The rate floats, usually 4.50 per cent over the T-bill rate If that rate was 7.5 per cent, after five years the homeowner would owe $430,000. Note how the mortgage is climbing up in value, which makes you wonder what the value of the real estate collateral is doing. One interesting career, for the mathematically inclined, is that of an underwriter. You figure out what rate and terms you can lend at, so that your credit rating will stay high. The flip side is an analyst at a credit rating agency who reviews your lending policies and criteria and gives you a credit rating. That’s why this business if issuing reverses has evolved into the 30 per cent loan to value ratio range. It’s where the risk for the lender maintains the structure with
a double AA rating. The underwriter assumes the real estate valued increase by the rate of inflation, so if the CPI is running at 2.5 per cent a year, then that $1 million dollar property is projected to be worth around $1,131,000 after five years. The mortgage value is up by $130,000, the value of the real estate by $131,000, with lots of room for error either way. So for example purposes; the net after selling the home and paying off the loan would be around $700,000 plus the value of the $300,000 income portfolio, so we’ll say $1 million net. Seventy-five per cent of all reverse mortgages are paid out within the first 15 years of the loan. So many reverse borrowers are using the loans to extend the time they can stay in their homes. Using the funds borrowed for trip, property taxes, gifting, and new kitchens. Where else can you lend money and watch your borrower increase your collateral value?
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There are alternatives that can create similar outcomes – for those borrowers focusing on short-term solutions, as in how do we stay here just another five years? You could put up your home as collateral for a line of credit.
David Ellis is an investment advisor and vice-president of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member CIPF. This article is provided for information purposes only. Please consult with a professional advisor before implementing a strategy.
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QUEBEC - I was startled to realize that the woman in the striped dress was a mermaid. Then I chuckled when I noticed her right arm was a bird’s wing. “She’s Birdfishwoman,” her creator told me. I was at the home of Russ Zeitz, a log house builder who is also noted for his whimsical wood carvings. Born in Saskatchewan, he studied log building in Prince George, B.C. before moving to Wakefield, Que. Zeitz is one of 22 artists in the Outaouais region of Quebec who open their workshops to the public for two weekends every year. It was my first visit to the region, but I soon realized that many of the people who live here are as colourful as the autumn leaves that attract tourists from all around the world. A short drive down the road, I stopped for a snack at the Chelsea Smokehouse and met Line Boyer, whose hair was nearly as red as the salmon she was slicing. Boyer and her partner took over the 25-year-old family business in 2008, and the artisan-style tuna, salmon, oysters and scallops they smoke are served at some of the finest restaurants in the area.
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Wakefield wood carver Russ Zeitz poses with his Birdfishwoman sculpture. But she confessed that their business almost failed soon after they acquired it. “The problem was maple
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It was one of her customers who offered the solution. He knew that the first maple wood baseball bat approved for the Major Leagues, the Sam Bat, was manufactured in Ottawa, Ontario, only about 20 kilometers away. Shortly after the Chelsea Smokehouse team contacted the Original Maple Bat Corporation, they had all the fragrant sawdust they needed. The drive from Ottawa only takes about 20 minutes by car, but I enjoyed a more leisurely and historical means of transportation. The Hull-ChelseaWakefield steam train is pulled by a locomotive that is more than 100 years old. One of their most popular excursions is a five-hour day trip that winds along the banks of the Gatineau River and includes a two-hour stop in the picturesque village of Wakefield. Along the way, my companions and I were entertained by live music. There were five musicians on board, playing and singing in both English and French. I stayed overnight at the Wakefield Mill Inn, a cozy 27-room boutique hotel built in a restored, 98-year-old flour mill.
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Quebec cuisine a tantalizing experience Continued from previous page On the old stone walls of the dining room were lively paintings by local artists, and on Friday and Saturday evenings there is live piano jazz. Any preconceived notions I may have had about Quebecois cuisine being heavy and unsophisticated were soon shattered. Two of the traditional French Canadian dishes I ordered turned out to be pleasant surprises.
The poutine at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau was not simply fries with gravy and cheese curds but a fabulous dish that included foie gras and melted brie on roasted potato wedges, topped with a Jack Daniel’s sauce. At Les Fougères in Chelsea, the menu did not even offer common tourtière stuffed with ground pork. My very satisfying caribou and cranberry tourtière came topped with a bright edible nastur-
tium flower. The highlight of my trip to the Outaouais was the McKenzie King Estate, located in the heart of Gatineau Park. We were fortunate to have park manager Denis Messier take us on a short tour. William Lyon Mackenzie King, he told us, may have been
Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister, having held the office for a total of 22 years, but he always dreamed of being an architect. We strolled through the cottage King himself built in 1903 and learned that Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Charles Lindbergh were some of his most
famous visitors. The Outaouais region’s autumn leaves may look spectacular for a few weeks of the year, but its colourful people, tantalizing cui-
sine and historic attractions make this area of western Quebec an enjoyable destination. Especially with its proximity to the nation’s capital, any visitor to
Ottawa with time to spare is sure to find it a rewarding journey. Robert Scheer is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.
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A strong legacy of winter sports SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatchewan grows more than just wheat. It’s also produced a whole crop of talented and determined athletes who have made their mark on the world stage. Saskatchewan Winter Olympians have enjoyed great success, and have left an indelible impression beyond its borders. Saskatchewan is well represented on the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams. Ryan Getzlaf (Regina), Patrick Marleau (Aneroid) and Brendan Morrow (Carlyle) will all don the maple leaf jerseys for Canada. T h r e e - t i m e Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon) and twotime Olympic medalist Colleen Sostorics (Kennedy) are part of the women’s squad. Saskatchewan’s love of ice doesn’t stop there. Curling is so much a part of the fabric of the
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1 full time opening available now, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc.ref’’s, 18+yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. Centrally located, childcare avail Mon-Fri, Between 7am5pm. 250-306-9403. 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 Heidi’s Happy Dayhome, licenced daycare, has 2 full time childcare spots available. Healthy lunch & 2 snacks provided, Crafts, learning time. Loving environment in family setting. Call Heidi (250)5584297 Julie (Chisholm) Funfer is pleased to announce the opening of FUNFER ALL DAYCARE. Now accepting Registration - Licensed. F/T, P/T & drop in avail. Licensed Inf. Tod. Educator. (250)549-4282 email@example.com
Childcare Wanted Nanny wanted for 2 children, North BX, live-in preferred, be ﬂexible with hours, Ref. Req. (250)542-6062 evenings.
Business Opportunities Well established Carpet Cleaning business $12,500.Paul 250-503-5558.
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Leland, Harry Meek It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing offering a meeting for non-proﬁ organizations. of is Harry Meek Leland,room on February 18,t2010 in Vernon, Available forof daysympathy & evening.may Contact Elaine Collison BC. Expression be forwarded to the @ 250-558-6585 or email to family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements email@example.com to set up appointment. entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, (Vernon. 250-558-0866 & Armstrong. 250-546-7237) FUNERAL SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER - VERNON, BC With over 220 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customers’ expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to provide exceptional customer service. We currently have a contract position available for a speciﬁc construction project located in the Vernon area. Reporting to the Director of Real Estate and Construction in our Vernon ofﬁce, the PM will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the construction of a new 85,000 square foot multi story ofﬁce building. The PM will be responsible for the schedule, coordinating all necessary pre-construction design personnel, facilitate meetings, provide budget information, and oversee the entire project from the tender phase through construction and post construction. This position requires at least 15 years of experience directly related to the tasks/ duties speciﬁcally associated with this and similar projects. Interested applicants may submit their resume to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501-48th Avenue. PO Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6, fax 250-558-3296, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5th, 2010.
In Memoriam Gifts
Dorian Aren Kelly March 28, 1979 - February 22, 2002
And if I go, while you’re still here... Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure -behind a veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time we can soar together again -both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me, Just whisper my name in your heart ...I will be there. He is dearly missed, Mom, Dad & Dustin
In Memoriam Gifts
You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society (also known as the BC Cancer Society)
To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: www.cancer.ca or call: 250.542.0770 or mail to: #104 - 3402 27th Ave Vernon, BC V1T 1S1 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt. Name of the person being remembered. Name & address to send card to. Let’s Make Cancer History
Business Opportunities Picture framing business in Armstrong. Equipment & stock $30K. Established location. Training avail. Owner retiring. 250-546-1949, 250-546-0414 TURF LOGIC FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY. Zero Pesticide Lawn Care. Okanagan Territories Available, Outdoor Lifestyle, Full Local Support. www.turﬂogic.ca 1-866-2394056
INTERESTED IN A REAL ESTATE CAREER? • Flexible Hours • Write Your Own Pay Cheques • Market is Changing • Now is the Time
Call Bill Hubbard for a personal interview
250-550-2109 Executives Realty
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com BAKERY PRODUCTION MANAGER - Baker’s Dozen, Vernon BC. Seeking qualiﬁed applicants to lead a team of 15 production staff at the north OK’s largest commercial bakery. Journeyman bakers only need apply. Previous bakery management experience a plus, but not req. Competitive salary with beneﬁt plan. Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. or (250) 549-2020.
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Education/Trade Schools Become a Psychiatric Nurse –train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. www.stenbergcollege.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Pertinent Oil Field Tickets, Provincially Certiﬁed Instructors, Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866399-3853
BILGA Farms, Kelowna BC. Permanent FT Orchard Workers Wanted. Pruning, thinning, harvesting fruit & veggies. Tractor operator/driver. $12/hr. Req’d immed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community
There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.
NOCLS is looking for a life sharing situation with housemates and scheduled staff support. Each of you will live together and cooperatively support one another in times of triumph, need or trouble. You will be part of a team of staff, friends and family. In the safe hands of this team, you will work together whose focus is to enable a person to have an enjoyable, well connected and pleasant life.
Suite 100 - 3003 - 30th Street, Vernon Tel. (250) 542-4612 • email:email@example.com
Attention to Unemployed Immigrants! We can help you ﬁnd work! Free Services: Help with Resume Writing and Interview Skills Job search & Computer Workshops Computer Lab (internet & E-mail) Free photocopying and free faxing Accreditation Assistance TOEFL Preparation
You will be equally responsible for the care and upkeep of the home both inside and out. This may include lawn work, shoveling and household upkeep as it would in any rental situation. Remuneration will be negotiated. Criminal record search will be a requirement plus references. Contact:: NOCLS Contact 2400-46th Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 9N5 250-545-5153
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Toll Free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com
Vernon, British Columbia
Camp Director: Our Camp Director is responsible for the overall management of the campers, leaders, staff, property and programs at the camp. Must have at least two years of leadership and related camping/ administration experience and training. Must be older than 25 years and demonstrates the ability to articulate their Faith journey and work within the ethos and theology of the United Church of Canada. Will develop routines, schedules and procedures for camp operation, organize all camp program activities.
Assistant Camp Director:
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Kal Tire is seeking a highly qualiﬁed individual to become part of the Administration Team located in Vernon. This full-time position reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Mining Tire Group and offers an excellent opportunity for the seasoned administrative professional seeking variety and challenge. RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE: • All administrative requirements, including: • Effectively manage the Senior Vice President’s calendar, schedule, mail/emails and other day to day responsibilities • Planning and organizing meetings along with the recording, preparing and distributing of minutes for certain meetings • Planning and organizing special events • Coordinating travel arrangements • Special duties as required, including the handling of conﬁdential and non-routine information REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Demonstrated upbeat and positive attitude • The desire to contribute to and work in a team atmosphere • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal • Fluency in Spanish is a requirement • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated • The ﬂexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment • At least 5 years experience providing administrative support at the executive level • A level of maturity and judgment that provides proper handling of conﬁdential and sensitive information • Superior computer skills and proﬁciency in all MS Ofﬁce programs including Word, Excel and Power Point • The ability to handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines while under pressure • Exceptional organizational, project management and time management skills • The ability to focus on detail and provide accurate results • A commitment to provide exceptional customer service with both internal and external contacts • A strong work ethic and sense of responsibility In addition to a competitive salary and beneﬁts package, employees share in a company-wide proﬁt sharing plan. Kal Tire encourages participation, teamwork, ﬂexibility and the desire to assist others wherever possible. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30th, 2010.
Vernon & District Immigrant Services Assistance Service
Help Wanted APPLY NOW! Expanding Kelowna Co. Now accepting applications for FT work in various positions. No exp nec. Call 250-860-3590
The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for helping plan, implement and evaluate camping experiences, for campers of all ages. Two years leadership experience with children and youth at a camp or other settings. Demonstrates the ability to articulate their Faith journey and work within the ethos and theology of the United Church of Canada. The Assistant Camp Director will help develop and implement effective learning programs that help campers experience a safe environment, take responsibility for leadership in camp programs as identified in planning meetings. A criminal record check will be required. Closing date: March 8th, 2010 Visit our website for more info about Camp Hurlburt & application forms @ www.camphurlburt.com Applications/resumes to: Camp Hurlburt Committee Box 97, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1, fax 250-545-8897 or email email@example.com
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Flexible, family friendly work hours. Equal opportunity career paths to store, region & sales management Mentoring and career development. Sales contests and trips to win. Fantastic employee product purchase program & Brick Credit Card Tuition reimbursement Highly motivated & friendly workplace Employee recognition programs & events Annual employee survey Leading edge training & development
beats our beneﬁts!
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM: • Medical, Dental and Vision Care • Life Insurance • Long Term Disability • Company Subsidized Retirement & Stock Plan • Illness and other emergency leave program
Be part of a
Explore this exciting career position by sending a resume to: Mike Fioravanti Store Manager Vernon 5601 Anderson Way Vernon, BC V1T 9V1 or email: mﬁoravanti@thebrick.com
We’re Here To Make A Difference…
Become a NURSES AIDE
SPRING CLASSES START SOON 6 Month Course Earn Industry Rates $ 18-$22/per hr
CERTIFICATION IN: Resident care aide Dementia care • Assisted living • CPR • First aid • Foodsafe • •
Since beginning in 1987, ProCare has trained over 3,000 care aides; many are employed in Senior Care facilities, Group Homes, Provincial Health Regions, including Interior Health.
PROCARE® INSTITUTE 1-800-282-0030
Spring Classes Start Soon!
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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 35 requires a PART-TIME BARTENDER
Applicants must have previous experience and their Serving It Right certiﬁcate. Individual must be mature and reliable, lottery experience an asset. Mail resumes to Box 97, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVER/BARTENDER Permanent Part Time Must be ﬂexible
Apply in person with resume 1220 Kal Lake Road.
Attn: 5-50+lbs to lose we have a career for you!1-877-737-D IET. email@example.com
is accepting resumés for a part-time
FRENCH POSITION. Mail to 350-B 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 or email info@kingschristian school.com
Seeking an LPN and/or medical aesthetician for a busy vein, laser and cosmetic/medical GP dermatology practice.
Primary responsibility sales but includes service, parts, inventory management and merchandising. Qualiﬁcations • Excellent customer service skills • Experience with computerized point of sale systems • Small engine knowledge • Sales and merchandising experience Forward resume to email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax resume 250-545-7366.
Help Wanted HEY YOU... YEAH YOU! WANT A JOB? Kelowna company is looking for hard working individuals. We provide full training, no experience required. $2,500+/mo! Must be 18+ and able to start immediately.
The following Qualiﬁed Staff are required: • Experienced Paint Salesperson • Experienced Receiver • Experienced Plumbing/Heating Salesperson • Seasonal Garden Centre Staff (Starting in April)
TEEN JUNCTION YOUTH CENTRE
Give back to your community, and get paid doing it! Teen Junction Youth Centre in Vernon is seeking a Youth Worker. Part-time – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday evenings, $12.50 per hour, 10 hours per week working with youth 14 – 18 years
Full time experienced line cook and full time experienced bartender required. Must be available for evenings and weekends. Please drop off resume in person at Sir Winston’s Pub, 2705 32nd Street, Vernon.
Apply in person at the Branding Iron Pub, 3445 Okanagan Street ATTENTION: LOCAL people needed to Work From Home online $500-$4500 PT/FT. Complete Training provided. Call Candace 1-877-822-8170 ATTN: Wanted 33 Overweight People! WE PAY YOU for lbs you lose on our program! Call Candace 1-877-264-4713
EXPERIENCE • KNOWLEDGE • INTEGRITY
Please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com or Fax: (250) 275-3118 or drop off at 3104 – 37th Avenue, Vernon. We appreciate all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
REQUIRED FOR BUSY PUB IN ARMSTRONG
For more information about this position, please visit the Careers section of our website. Please forward your resume to Theresa Jones, Office Manager, by fax or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quali¿cations: -Graduates or currently enrolled in relevant postsecondary programs -Prior experience working with at-risk youth
Please send resume to: Email: email@example.com Mail: Box 37, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0
• Minimum 3 - 5 years Estates experience essential • Competitive salary, full benefit package including RRSP contributions, supportive work environment
#101, 3002 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2L7
SHEPHERD’S HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE - ARMSTRONG
Estates Legal Assistant
Must provide resume and references to
Help Wanted 4228137 KING’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Tel: 250-542-5353 Fax: 250-542-7273 Toll-free: 1-800-243-5353 4th Floor, 3201 30th Ave.,Vernon, BC V1T 2C6 www.nixonwenger.com
Continuing Studies - Training You Can Trust! Many more courses available! VIEW classes & REGISTER online at www.okanagan.bc.ca/csreg
APPLY NOW at www.okanagan.bc.ca/apply Most certiﬁcates are two evenings a week or some Saturdays - you can still work and Learn! • Hearing Assistant • Sustainable Building Advisor • Personal Trainer
FREE Information Nights! Come and see us, instructors available to answer questions! Preregistration required www.okanagan.bc.ca/csreg Hearing Assistant Sustainable Building Advisor AutoCAD/Residential Building Design Technician Medical Ofﬁce Assistant and Nursing Unit Assistant Esthetician Education Assistant Home Inspector Landscape Horticulture
Feb. 24 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 10 Mar. 16 Mar. 24 Mar. 30 Mar. 30
First Aid and Safety
Business Twitter Etiquette Facebook Facts & Myths Networking Your Brand Payroll for Quickbooks Bookeeping Basics
Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 9 - 16 Mar. 10 - Apr. 14 Feb. 22
Computers & Technology Digital Camera: Next Step PowerPoint 2007 Essentials Computer Basics in a Day Booking Basics Review Internet-Email Surﬁng for 50+ Learning to Use your Digital SLR Focus Close Up Word in a Day Intro to MS Word for 50+ Ofﬁce 2007 - An Overview Manage, Store and Share Image Files using Windows XP Advanced Photoshop Basic Computer Maintenance
Feb. 22 or Mar. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 22 or Apr. 8 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 - Mar. 5 Feb. 24 - Mar. 3 Feb. 27 Mar. 1 Mar. 22 - 31 Mar. 22 Mar. 24 Mar. 24 - May 12 Mar. 25
WIN $100 Gift Certiﬁcate Register online before March 31 for a Vernon CS course and you will be entered into our draw for a $100 Gift Certiﬁcate to a restaurant of your choice! www.okanagan.bc.csreg
Standard First Aid & CPR C/OFA Level I Offered monthly, call for dates or check online
Employment & Professional Development Foodsafe Offered monthly, call for dates or check online
Languages and Communication Spanish Speaking Club Spanish Level II French Level II Introduction to Sign Language
Mar. 4 - Apr. 29 Mar. 22 - May 3 Mar. 23 - Apr. 29 Mar. 27 - May 1
Personal Interest Scintillating Stories Stock Market Basics Wine Server Beer Appreciation Scotch Appreciation Becoming Debt Free
Feb. 25 - Apr. 1 Feb. 27 Mar. 3 - Mar. 24 Mar. 4 - 11 Mar. 6 Mar. 6
Pick up our winter brochure at the Rec Centre, Library, Service BC or College. View brochure online at www.okanagan.bc.ca/csnorth
Continuing Studies - Vernon Campus 250-545-7291 ext. 2850 or Toll Free 1-800-289-8993 NORTH OKANAGAN • SHUSWAP REVELSTOKE • CENTRAL OKANAGAN • SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN
Upcoming Certiﬁcate Programs
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Help Wanted BRETTS CUSTOM STUCCO Hiring stuccorers & laborers, must have own transportation. Fax resume to 250-558-9810.
LITIGATION LEGAL SECRETARY & LITIGATION PARALEGAL
The successful applicants must be professional, independent and focused. If you have strong communication skills, thrive under pressure and enjoy a challenge, we would love to hear from you!
Davidson has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality legal services and we are proud to have served the North Okanagan since 1919. We offer an environment built on teamwork and believe that exceptional
Please send a resume with cover letter to Shelley Ward, HR Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 250.545.3290.
4TH FLOOR 3205 32ND STREET 250.545.5344 800.667.1939
90 YEARS 1919-2009
FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS
Early Childhood Educator for P/T position, 30/40/hrs/wk in daycare center. Must have BC licence to practice & be a team player. Competitive wage & beneﬁts package. Reply to box #10 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5.
Esthetician, Laser Microdermabrasion or someone to suit Salon needs, must have own clientele. Low chair rental. Available Immediately, Call Blanca at Blanca’s Hairstyling to take that ﬁrst step to a greater & more successful life, at (250)308-1037
THE INVESTORS GROUP
We’re Growing… Did you know that the demand for ﬁnancial planners has never been higher and that Investors Groups is continuing to grow and offer career opportunities? In fact, Fast Company magazine named ﬁnancial planner the #1 career for 2009. Because choosing to become a ﬁnancial planner isn’t a decision that’s made overnight, we make your choice that much easier by providing you with the best initial paid training in the industry* and exceptional income potential.
Forward your resume to: Laurie Reiter #200 - 2899 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8G1 email@example.com
Contact us, and ﬁnd out how we can help you build a practice that can bring you personal and professional rewards far beyond those associated with a traditional job. * Investment Executive, June 2008 TM Trademark owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations. The is a full-time opportunity to establish your own variable-income and self-employed business in association with Investors Group. MP1536(01/2009)
ILLAHEE INN Now hiring… Part Time and Part Time to Full Time Hospitality / Innkeeping / Landscaping Positions Waterfront Boutique Inn on Lake Kalamalka offering food & banquet services and ﬁne accommodations. Apply in person w/resume 15010 Tamarack Drive Coldstream, BC
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, 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
You’re already active... Why not make some extra money too?
P R E D AT O R R I D G E J O B FA I R S AT U R D AY, F E B. 2 7 T H 10 A M – 3 P M AT T H E L O D G E
Consider being an independent news carrier for THE MORNING STAR. We currently have routes available in your neighbourhood.
You have a passion for hospitality. We want to meet you.
Bring your résumé and learn more about the exciting
ENDERBY RT 911 - George St. & Meadow Cres. (AVAILABLE NOW)
opportunities available at Predator Ridge: Grounds Servers Dishwashers Host Switchboard
Housekeeping Golf Events Co-ordinator Valet Cooks Practice Facility Front Desk
Mower Retail Houseman Concession Gardener
RT 907 - Cliffview Dr. & Birch Cres. (AVAILABLE ASAP) MISSION HILL RT 125 - 33 St & 16th Ave. (AVAILABLE ASAP)
Vernon and District Volunteer Bureau
Hearts and Hands Community Network
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS February 17, 2010
Hearts and Hands Community Network www.volunteervernon.ca Funded in part by Province of B.C. and United Way
If you would like to offer a few hours of your time to the community, here are some of the Volunteer Opportunities that are available. Please contact Twylla at the Volunteer Bureau @ 545-8572. Organization
Family R esource Centre (Seniors’ Support Volunteer)
Coffe e / Crafts
Salvation Army House of Hope Canadian Cancer Society Abbeyfield House Heart & Stroke Foundation (Big Bike Committee Mtg.)
- Socializing with isolated and depressed seniors
March Drive Canvasser
Comments - Tues. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Wed. or Thurs. 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Wellness strategies / Assist with menus & cooking - Visit with clients in their homes / Transport to events - Transport seniors to & from programs and activities - Canvass door to door in your neighbourhood for donations
- Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly - Tue/Wed/Thur/(flexible)afternoon or e
or early p.m.
- As per availability in March
- As per availability in March March Drive - Receive, distribute & collect materials from District Leader Zone Leaders Recycle Assistants - Collect, sort & bag recycle items - 1-2 hr. / wk. 10:00 a.m. to noon Care of Wigs Vegetable Gardner Big Bike Event – April
- Organizing, cleaning & styling wigs (experience an asset) - Planning, planting, weeding & maintaining garden - Assist with planning & contacting companies to solicit support - Work can be done from home
- Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - April-May as per availability - Half days as per volunteer availability
Contact Donna at 250.550.7901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An experienced window & door Sales Rep. with a minimum of 2 yrs experience. Professional attitude & willing to work in a team environment. Some travel required. Computer skills an asset. Self-motivated. Wages negotiable. Apply with resumé to email@example.com 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 Full time position available for Building Contractor’s Cabinet & Millwork Shop 1st or 2nd year Cabinet Maker (Joiner). Please fax resume to 250-5458764. HYGIENIST WANTED for busy, perio-focused practice. Resumes to Ofﬁce Manager, 199 Salt Spring Way, Salt Spring Island BC, V8K 2G2 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org INLAND SPRINKLER & LANDSCAPING Now Hiring. Fax: (250)5428599 email: email@example.com Looking for experienced cook for family run pizzeria, apply in person 3130 29 Ave. Vernon. Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic ofﬁce. F/T or P/T. Please call 250-542-1040. The Longhorn Pub is seeking exp. kitchen staff for FT & PT positions. Competitive wage plus beneﬁts. Apply in person to 4513-25th Ave, Vernon. THE Prestige Hotel in Vernon is looking for experienced housekeeping staff. Please apply in person with resume at hotel. 250-558-5991. THE Self Employment Program may help you start your own business. Unemployed people can call NOEES at 250-545-0585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. El eligibility criteria will apply. Funded in whole or part through the Canada- British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.
Wanted: Professional house cleaners, reliable vehicle, must live in Armstrong area. Serious inquiries! (250)546-6047
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Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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
NATURAL WOOD FLOORING FIR, HEMLOCK & PINE www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388
BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 8th. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 CUTE, curious, fun ferret. Incl large cage & many accessories. $200 obo. 250-545-4161. Dog cage, large, airline approved, exc.cond $130. 250546-3896. Family raised small Mini Schnauzers & Yorkie cross pups. Vacc & vet checked.547-6698 547-6937 Havanese, Bichon, Shih-Tzu puppies; Litter trained, 1st shots, great disposition. One year guarantee on any genetic defect. Best price guaranteed. Call 250-804-9924
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. 250-5466038
Custom made couch and loveseat set. Great cond. Black cloth, 60’s style - very mod. MOVING, MUST SELL! Asking $350.Rachelle 250-309-3164 Entertainment Centre, solid oak, 56.5 (l) x 53.5 (h) x 23 (d)”; TV space: 30 x 34”; Glass door on side panel of shelves. $300. Excellent condition. Call 250.545.3092. HOTEL BED clearance. Over 100 queen and king size beds. $100 and up. Super 8 Vernon 4204 32nd Vernon, BC (250) 542-4434. Oak entertainment centre. $275. Pot Belly stove. $95. Genius Panasonic microwave. $125. 250-503-1290 Panasonic microwave.$35. Deep freeze. $165. 9x12 area rug. $35. 250-558-8044. 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
2-ART Deco framed embroideries. “Modern Women” 20”x24” $75 or $100 pair. 250558-3656 32’ grade 1 aluminum extension ladder, commercial grade, in very good shape. $200. 250-542-2441.
NEED BUILDING PLANS New Home or Renovations Call North Okanagan Blue Print 250-558-8791 Oak china credenza, 2.5’hx4’lx1.2’w, 3 etched leaded glass doors $350 (250)541-0159 PRIVATE Sale: HD Rockwell 10” table saw 27”x20” bed c/w Hmade stand & roller ext. $400 obo. Myford 7” metal lathe c/w acc. $2500. Probend 2000 digital tube bender c/w dies & acc. $7000. 2-Portable - 2” tube construction party gazebo’s, covers, 250 & 650sq.ft HD, $4500. (250)260-8069 Rainbow vacuum model D3B rebuilt, motors guaranteed for 1yr. Recommend for people w/allergies. $300 obo. 250549-3019 Wilf Ramset nail gun $50, computer desk $100, oak rolltop desk $300, kingsize sheet set $40, never used. (250)545-4820 Scrap metal/car removal. Free dump site for small loads and appliances. 250-309-6107 Single mattress w/frame & box spring, pillow top, chiropractic, like new, $150 obo. (250)3094968 *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Taylor 2 barrel slush machineﬂoor model, countertop 2 barrel ice cap machine, sm. ice cream freezer, hot cappuccino machine, & microwave, perfect fry self contained countertop deep fryer. Call for details & prices, 250-306-9909 USED Pool table, 4x8, c/w cues $275 obo. 250-549-6005. Washer & dryer, GE heavy duty, works well, $60 each. 250-549-3795 Whutz new gift shop ideas for all. Call Cindy 250-260-5948 or 250-308-2617 for info.
Work Wanted DAY HIRES Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL “Seasonal Pickers, Landscaping & Yard Maintenance Skilled Trades People”
Contact Workﬁrst 250-545-5764 All your painting needs & drywall repairs, be ﬁrst for Spring booking now, call Tony @ (250)309-1217 DUMP RUNS, ODD JOBS, HOUSE & YARD CLEAN UP. Call Paul (250)550-4256
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687
Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. ✔✔✔ 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
Man 50 requires low cost accommodation in trade for repairs maintenance caretaking duties home ranch or?(250)307-4938
NEILS Handyman. Yard clean up, rubbish removal, carpets, appliances, bsmn’ts & garages cleaned out, dump runs, small painting jobs. Vernon & Armstrong 250-546-2997 Tree Pruning / Tree Removal, dump runs, odd jobs. Free estimates.(250)549-3767
PASTURE or paddock board, 5min from downtown Vernon. Outdoor ring, access to trails and fully insured (250)3094417 or
Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
#1 Proven Psychic Specializing in palm, tarot cards and crystal ball readings. Healer & advisor. Helps in all life problems... Love, Business & Success.
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. Good hay for sale. (250)5469351 GOOD quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 250-5429419, 250-309-5956. Hay for sale. Barn stored. Grass alfalfa mix. $6/bale. (250)542-6855 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
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Cleaning Services THINK Freedom Housekeeping/Get back to your Ahh... wkly, biwkly, mo. or on call. Qual wrk, per serv. call Em 250-542-3765 or email@example.com
Countertops 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 FENCE POST Installation, Excavating, Trenching, and Brush Cleaning. Great rates. No transport fee. Call Ly at 250.308.5403.
training all proﬁles (retired RCMP)Joe 250558-8332, 549-2318 Call/email for information K9ers.firstname.lastname@example.org Only 2 left, Himalayan Siamese X kittens, 1st shots, wormed, $175. 250-546-6058. Purebred Pug pups, born Jan.12. 4-black males $750/ea. 1-Fawn female $800. Family raised, 1st shots. Taking deposits. 250-550-0555, email@example.com Pure miniature labradoodle adorable 14wk old brown male pup. $1500. Neutered, shots everything. 250-542-7673 REGISTERED German Shephard Pups, great temperment, bred to be adaptable to all lifestyles. $1200. 250-768-7241 Sheltie male pup, registered, 7mo old, fully vaccinated, neutered, home raised, wonderful temperament, will be a great companion to a loving family $500. 250-379-2782. Yellow lab puppies, ready to go, vet checked, de-wormed, ﬁrst shots $400. 250-832-6287 Yorkie Chihuahua X Puppies Ready to go March 1. First shots, dewormed, & tails docked, 4-male, 1-female $500ea. Call 250-578-7449
70-Brown Pullets, 19wks old $9.95/ea. 100-2yr old Layers $2.00/ea 250-545-5933
The Natural Choice Dog Salon
37 Gallon aquarium w/stand, fully equip. $135 clean. Young Cocatiles, hand tame $75. 250-503-1966. 5 Female PUG pups, 1 black & 4 fawn avail. vet checked & vaccinated, Ready to go! 250442-5372 Beautiful Great Pyrenees Border Collie puppies, 6wks old guardian/ great family pet, $350. 250-260-2627
#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 Almost new built in dishwasher, general electric, black, $350. 250-558-6167 BEST DEAL! Stackers. Front loads starting at $100 and up. (250)549-3781 Counter Depth; GE Fridge, Jennair cooktop, Maytag dishwasher, GE wall oven. $700 (250)545-6831 FREE washer & dryer, both working. (250)503-2167 Hot point window air conditioner, $125. (250)545-8545 Kenmore Washer & dryer, 1yr old, $400. 250-547-0095 Re-Conditioned Coin Operated Washer/Dryer Sets. Call 250-260-0394. Washer, Dryer, white, stacking, Kenmore, 5yrs old, $500 exc cond. 250-547-0205. * WINTER CLEARANCE SALE ON NOW Save an extra 30-50% off our low priced items! Selling scratch & dent Brand names you can trust. Prices that can’t be beat. Come in & check us out. SMART CHOICE LIQUIDATORS. 3124 30th Ave, Downtown Vernon 250-549-5010. Unit #4-2720 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, 250-712-9855.
Dave Kendal Quality All Breed Dog Grooming Vet Recommended
260-2268 4210-25th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Your Dog’s Natural Choice
ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions
In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
Farm Equipment 2006 Kabota 3030 hst, 30 hp, 4 wheel drive, loader, full cab, w/ac, rear blade,72” grass cutter.$24,500. 250-547-8993.
Food Products Naturally grown, governt inspected, grain fed Beef. $2.65/lb. CWF 250-546-6494.
Fruit & Vegetables
28¢LB. 3.99EA. 29¢LB.
SPARTAN GALA - 10 lbs. COOKING ONIONS
Open 7 days a week • 7am - 7pm
PLEASANT VALLEY FRUIT 7885 Hwy 97A, Vernon
Firewood/Fuel 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 FIREWOOD Special, Approx 2 cords, ﬁr/pine mix $325. Fir $350, Birch $375. Delivery Available. (250)260-7932 FREE pallets for ﬁrewood behind The Morning Star building next to the big blue bin. 250542-3558. Wanted to buy logs from private person w/acreage, prefer bigger jackpine & some cedar. (250)801-5776 WOODY’S FIREWOOD 7 days a week. Stacked on the truck, full cords, ﬁr $190, pine $160, split & delivered. Vernon area. Call anytime 250-306-6029
Garden Equipment Gas lawnmower $80. Free p/up dead lawn/garden tractors. 250-260-5819 JD lawntractor 17hp, 5spd, 42” cut, running $750. 250-5032177 Spring Cleaning? Free pick-up of dead rototillers, big or small. (250)503-2177
Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,’53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’53’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,000! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.
Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1- 250550-6648, 250-550-6647 7 Thonet Labeled 1850’s bent oak venetian chairs, need caning $700 obo. (250)260-8069 Beachcomber (Brown) queen size hide-a-bed, exc/shape, $400 Firm (250)546-0562 BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microﬁber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647
Medical Supplies LIKE NEW MUST SELL electric wh chairs, assist poles, walkers, hospital bed, power lift recliners, transfer chairs, etc 250-546-8047 MOBILITY Scooters & Power Chairs, new & used. Shoprider Dealer. 250-542-3745 www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca
Misc. for Sale 120 gal. ﬁsh tank w/stand & all access. $600. Sectional sofa $100. (250)275-6769 GRAD GOWN, made by Alyce Designs, sz.6, navy blue. $200. 250-549-1360.
LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast iron wood stove (50,000 BTU’s) used 1 season, new cost $2450. Asking $1500 obo. (250)546-8768 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. Clearance sale: Save 25-60% at Jerry’s Antiques & Things. 809 George St Enderby. New stock arriving daily 250-8380644 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-3073839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. Eminence Organic Skincare - Local Distributor contact Pam at email@example.com for product information & prices. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com Lifetime Collector seeks old Antique ﬁshing reels & tackle... Anything Fishy! All quality items bought with cash! Please call Craig (250)5428405, 250-308-8697 Love to cook? Want the best to cook with?? You can have it 9pce gently used white cast iron Le Creuset Cookware $2100 obo. (250)558-4742 MOVING- Selling everything in house from furniture to plants & dishes, etc. (250)260-6118
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TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”
10X8 weave (Medium Duty)
STARTING AT $2.57
WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)
STARTING AT $4.09
BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)
Farm & Garden
Oils & Watercolors by Robert Genn, Raymond Chow, Todenhofer, Oudendag, Mocorodynski To view please call
STARTING AT $6.19
Shop on line: www.briteland.com
Winter Store Hours: Mon - Sat. 9:00am - 5:00pm
ART Choose From:
Pkg. seeds, starter kits, potting soils, jiffy 7’s, pro mixes & assorted pots
FIR BARK MULCH Shavings & Sawdust
10-90 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
MATTRESS REPLACEMENTS SINGLE TO KING SIZE
2” TO 6” THICK - CUSTOM CUT OR CUSTOM ORDER MEMORY FOAM TOPPER PADS - 3LB & 5LB DENSITY SINGLE TO KING SIZE - 2” & 3” THICK
CUSHION REPLACEMENTS TORN OR TATTERED? SOFAS, CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, SNOWMOBILES SEATS, TRACTORS
YOU NEED IT - WE WILL CUT IT!
CAMPING FOAM,MEIDCAL WEDGES & BOLSTERS, PILLOWS
“ A CUT ABOVE THE REST” 3325 31ST AVE • VERNON • 545-9820 • 1-800-663-2887
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - The Morning Star B23
DRYWALL DAVIES DRYWALL 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
DARCY’S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *Certiﬁed
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE Specializing in Small Businesses
OKANAGAN WELL & PUMP SERVICE
Sales, service & installation
• YOUR OFFICE OR MINE • FLEXIBLE HOURS Taking the guesswork out of bookkeeping
Wendy Hesketh Certiﬁed General Accountant
WELDING WELDING FABRICATION
Also Serving Westside Rd
Phone Mike: 306-3499
SPECIALIZING IN ALUMINIUM & STAINLESS PRODUCTS & REPAIR 8102 Highland Place, Vernon
( north end of Swan Lake)
250-260-3257 www.lenblower.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 250-550-7900
GUTTERS & SIDING
25 + years Experience
• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Sofﬁts • Exterior Painting
HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
When you don’t want it just coloured... Over 30 years trained experience
DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
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
Mixed Metal Contracting Heating ducts & Custom Fabrication “Anything in Metal” • Furnace & Heat Pump Installation • Residential/Commercial Ventilation • New Construction/Renovations
DL Decor & Painting
“Water When You Need It” Kelly Desjardins
( 250 ) 542-4492
INCOME TAXES PERSONAL CORPORATE
549-0115 Mike Howe 20 yrs. experience
HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
250-550-7900 WINDOW CLEANING STREAKY - CLEAN
Spring Window Cleaning and eaves troughs. FREE ESTIMATES • CALL SCOTT
WINDOWS & DOORS “For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS
CREW WITH FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED QUALITY RATES
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
Guaranteed & Professional! Free Estimates
BOOKING FOR SPRING!
B: 503-0681 C: 503-6273
Home Terrence John Interiors doesakeovers M
Just Add Paint!
CEILINGS • WALLS • TRIM • PAINT & STAINS
FAUX FINISHES • VENETIAN PLASTERS • AMERICAN CLAY
JACK WESSELL PAINTING INTERIOR - EXTERIOR - CEILINGS SPRAYED STUCCO - WOOD - VINYL - FENCES 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE • WORK GUARANTEED
Call Jack 250-308-2870
You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
- WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
CLYDESDALE MOVING PROFESSIONAL MOVES LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
558 -7914 or 307-1975 New Construction or Renovations
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY
• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977
THE MAN WITH THE VAN 35 Years Experience • Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries • Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan • Everyone enjoy a 10% discount with our already cheap rates!
Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226
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
250 550 7900 250-550-7900
Laursen Electric Commercial Residential Service New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured
Call Chris @ Vernon: 250 307-7173 Mabel Lake: 250 838-2242
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION
COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 542-5925 GUTTERS
RENOVATIONS Bathrooms, Custom Showers, Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Finishing & More!
A division of Keith Construction
Bathroom Remodelling Made Easy! Call Paul 250-545-1300
You WILL be noticed
Mark of Excellence â€˘ Full Renovations â€˘ Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. â€˘ Elect./Plumb.â€˘ Painting & Home Design
and get MORE business by placing
Mark Usselman â€˘ 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter â€˘ Renovations â€˘ Remodelling â€˘ New Construction
Framing â€˘ Renovations Decorative Concrete â€˘ Concrete Repair Journeyman Carpenter Incorporated, Licensed, WCB, Insured, Quality Guaranteed
Call us Âżrst for all your home improvement needs!
Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences * Landscaping â€œFraming to Flooringâ€?
an ad in this directory
Insured * References * Guaranteed EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
â€˘ Bath Remodels â€˘ Decks â€˘ Drywall
â€˘ Kitchen â€˘ Basement Remodels Finishing â€˘ Painting â€˘ Tile Work â€˘ Plumbing â€˘ Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
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
Jalon Construction *Renovations *Basement Development *Additions/Garages/Shops *Quality Woodwork & Trim/Millwork Installations
Residential & Commercial - Fully Insured & Licensed Journeyman Carpenter(1983) Jim Hiebert 250 306-9410
â€˘ General Labouring â€˘ Yard Clean-Up â€˘ Dump Runs â€˘ Home Maintenance â€˘ Site Clean-Up FOR THE THINGS YOU DONâ€™T HAVE TIME FOR! Darrel: 250-503-7818 Doug: 250-306-5174
References â€˘ All Work Guaranteed Totally Reliable & Friendly Service
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT 250-550-7900
SUPERIOR DECK LTD
Kelowna WinďŹ eld 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
- Exposed - Concrete - Stamped Restoration - Broomed - Competitive Pricing - Floors - Over 20 years - Forming Experience
a free Call (250)309-2717 for estimate
back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation property clearing Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â€˘ Email: email@example.com â€˘ Cell: 250-308-7373 skidsteer services shrub and brush removal
Insurance Claims â€˘ Strata Maintenance â€˘ Kitchens â€˘ Bathrooms Basement Finishing â€˘ Painting â€˘ Flooring â€˘ Decks â€˘ Fences & more! Quality Workmanship â€˘ Over 30 Years Experience
Licensed Insured WCB â€˘ Seniors Discount
The Hardi Joys - Solving all your Siding Mysteries Exterior Finishing & Renovations
www.thehardijoys.com Specializing in: James Hardi Siding, Shingles, Board & Batten, SofďŹ ts, Fascia, Trim & Dressing.
Sun Valley Construction
Journeyman Carpenter, Cabinet Maker
KITCHENS, BATHS & MORE! www.SunValleyConstruction.ca Phone Dave 250-558-7653
JD 310 4X4 Extend A Hoe Driveway, Repair Cold Paving Drainage Systems General Excavating Labour & Truck Available
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD.
AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS
BUSINESS DIRECTORY â€œFREE ESTIMATESâ€?
For Free Estimate Call Chris: TOP QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
Free Estimates â€˘ Kevin Schuler
C: 250-306-4016 â€˘ H: 250-547-7979
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â€˘ TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) â€˘ HARDWOOD & LAMINATE INSTALLATIONS 16 â€˘ FLOOR REFINISHING Years Experience
CELL 250-540-0025 HOME: 250-542-6277
No Job Too Big Bi or Small
FLOORING AND TILE mountridge flooring & tiling
Basements - Decks - Vinyl Siding Sidin Laminate Floors - Drywall - Painting Paintin
VINYL DECKING â€˘ ALUMINUM RAILING
Quick uick Erec rectt Framin raming & Renos enos
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
Ron @ 250-309-0435 or 250-542-1419
s 4RUCK -OUNTED #RANE s "UILDING MATERIALS DELIVERY TRUSS LIFTS ROOlNG ETC s 'ENERAL FREIGHT ,OCAL LONG DISTANCE HAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX
250 550 7900 250-550-7900
MAINTENANCE Booking now:
â€˘ De-thatching â€˘ Aerating â€˘ Pruning â€˘ Spring Clean-up
YARD CLEANUPS LAWN & GARDEN CARE Serving Vernon & Area Since 1992
Fruit Tree Pruning Complete Landscape Maintenance
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - The Morning Star B25
Houses For Sale
Misc. Wanted Looking for small used electric hot water heater. Please call (250)549-4885 SCRAP & BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERYGold/Silver coins top prices paid on the spot- Raven Traders, 2904 30th Ave. (250)549-4322 Wanted to buy logs from private person w/acreage, prefer bigger jackpine & some cedar. (250)801-5776
Houses For Sale
WHAT’S MY HOME WORTH? Free, quick over the
net home evaluations.
www.OkanaganHomeEvaluations.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon 250-549-7258
WHY RENT when you can Own? Rent to Own 4br house in Vernon’s East Hill. 5K down from $1850/mo. call Chris 250.546.9067
Sporting Goods RUSSIAN SKS’’s - top choice, new shipment, 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. 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna, (250)762-7575
DUPLEX IN GATED COMMUNITY
Acreage for Sale 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. 250-5476932.
Apt/Condos for Sale 444
Great starter home Free Info Package
#31, 2675 Pine Avenue • Excellent neighbours - private area • Rural “feel” but minutes to all amenities • 2200 sq. ft. very bright & spacious home • Hardwood ﬂoors, 3 bdrm, 3 baths • Large laundry/storage & workshop areas
$307,000 PHONE 250-547-6769 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92641 for pics & info
www.VernonHomeSearch.com Randy Skladan Re/Max Vernon
50+ Clean, high security condo, Enderby. 2-bdrm, on-suite, balcony, elevator, newly renovated. $225,000 (250)838-0121 Purchase your vacation property before new mortgage rules take affect April 19,2010. Creekside unit 109 at Shooting Star. Two bedroom, two bath condo, fully furnished. Ski-in unit, 840 square feet. New carpet, gas, cable included. $320,000 OBO. Call 250-5494008. REGENCY on the River Enderby. river view unit, grnd ﬂr, fully reno’d, 2 bd, 2 ba $275,000 Scott 250-307-5960
For Sale By Owner
OPEN HOUSE (SUN) 2-4pm. 5-acres + 2900sqft reno’d 4bdrm home. Workshop/garage/barn/deck. $769K 10402 Middleton Drive 250-542-1063 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
Lots BEST lot in the Foothills, 75x150, Whitecourt Place. No GST $309,900. 250-558-7792 LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042
Mobile Homes & Parks ESTATE Sale: 12x68 mobile home, recently reno’d, 4-appl. where is, as is, $11,500. Call Tim 250-275-0942
Mortgages BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renovations, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates and many alternative lending programs avail. Let Dave Fitzpatrick simplify the process. Mountain City Mortgage 1888-711-8818 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Time Buyers
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Why rent when you can own? Free list of Homes No Money Down
www.VernonHomeSearch.com Randy Skladan Re/Max Vernon
The Time is Right to List with Me! Beth Marks the Spot! Realtor®
Carefree Investment For The Small/Medium Investor
Senior’s housing Condo unit at Canterbury Court will give you a nice return without any looking after whatsoever. 2 bed, 2 bath unit for only $240,000. Act fast on this one! Call me for details. MLS®
250-549-0194 ALLIANCE REALTY 14x70 Moduline, in Coyote Crossing Villas, shop, addition, deck, central air, $150,000 OBO 250-545-0367. A lrge 4bdrm townhouse, centrally located. Appointment to view. 250-542-0060. Below assessment. Spacious 3bd, 2bath, no strata, priv.yard, deck, hottub, carport, shed. 1908 42nd St. $215,000. 250-549-1276.
Houses For Sale COUNTRY LOVERS DREAM
BANK FORECLOSURES Receive a free computerized list with pictures of distressed & foreclosure properties.
FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
FIRST TIME BUYERS
Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com 250-549-7258
Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
4891 Salmon River Rd. • 15+ prime usable farm land - 6 acres in hay • 6 mins. to Armstrong, great views • Serene private property - horse lover’s paradise • Corrals, barns, pasture, lots of water • 1640 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher - tons of upgrades
$639,000 PHONE 250-546-6612 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92623 for pics & info
******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2-bdrm house under construction, by Bedrock Projects LCD, 976 Mount Ida Drive, Vernon. $439,000 Avail June 15. Darcy Goossen, 250-550-4582, email@example.com ARMSTRONG: bright, spacious, 4bdrm +den, 2bath, family home, quiet neighborhood.$289,900 (250)546-8786 Double wide mobile on own land, 3-bdrm, 2-bath, $259,900 (250)546-9703
2 bedroom, NS, NP, new ﬂooring, recently painted. Corner unit of 4 plex. Close to downtown. $695 + utilities. Call 250-307-4529
Scenic Setting PICTURESQUE spectacular sunsets, garden walking Cozy 1 bedroom distance to all amenities. apartment, conveniently 1 bdrm garden apt. located & freshly painted, management. N/PExcellent $520/mo. Avail. Aug. 1
542-5202 610. NP. 250-542-7723
Maple Ridge Gardens Luxury Living Deluxe 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit — jetted tub, walkin closet, oak cabinets, gas ﬁreplace, 2 sundecks, guest suite and rec room. Secure, monitored adult building, underground parking, fabulous city view. $1195 heat included. N/S, cat okay.
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Hawthorn Lane Renovated town homes with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable living. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
Bjorn Edblad, Re/Max Vernon Direct line 250-308-7134
Townhouses Luxury 3bdrm townhouse, open modern architecture, S/S appl. laminated wood ﬂooring, quiet location, borders creek. Selling $30,000 below assessed value at $429,000. qualiﬁed buyers 250-545-2219
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SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop. $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres. $800.000. 15.9 acres. $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.
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Westmount Apts 2 bedroom apartments available. 50+ Senior Building No pets, no smoking, covered parking, elevator, laundry. Move In Incentive
Valleyview Apartments 1604 - 31st Street
✔ 40+ ✔ 1, 2 Bedroom & Bachelor Suite ✔ Incl: Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry No Smoking / No Pets
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250-558-9696 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo for rent available March 1st. Near Vernon Golf Course and Kal Lake, 2 parking stalls, washer and dryer in unit. $1050 + utilities
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
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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
Long Term Tenant preferred for centrally located apartment
available March 7. Top ﬂoor of
Mountainview with 2 bdrms, balcony, bright, elevator, A/C, nicely updated. $
1,000/mo; Beth 250-558-4904
MORRIS MANOR Spacious 1 bedroom suite. 2 bedroom corner suite. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
250-542-8989 1bdrm, avail. now. $650/mo NS/NP. (250)308-7267 www.rentvernon.ca 1BDRM, bachelor, avail in bright, clean bldg incl. heat, h/w, elevator, prkg, locker, N/S, N/P, 40+, Starting $530 250-550-4069 1bdrm condo, Alexis Park, balcony, a/c, small pet negotiable. Avail March.1st.$750 + Hydro. 250-308-6363. 1bdrm, quiet location, level private entry near Schubert Centre & bus route, new carpet, lino & paint. includes cable & prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+ $620/mo. (250)309-3763 2 BD, 1 ba, balcony, lndry, d/w n/s, no dogs, A/C Close to town. $875/mo 250-545-7644
2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $800/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223.
BACH. APT. • $525
2BDRM, 2-bath suite, downtown location, a/c, f/s, balcony, dishwasher, parking, $800/mo. N/P, 250-549-0644.
ADULT (no one under 20) bldg. Sorry no pets. If you are into parties, drugs do not even apply. Non –smoker preferred, and clean. References please. Hydro not incld. 250-558-5020/ for interview or leave msg.
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2bdrm, lakeview/beach, furn, ac, np/ns, d/w, w/d, $900/mo+ hydro. 250-307-0093 ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261
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Apt/Condo for Rent BRAND NEW 2Br Condo Vernon. $1250 Incl. All appl. A/C,wash/dry. Secure heated underground pk. Call Mel 778772-4919 / 604-936-8513 CALL ABOUT OUR “RENT INCENTIVES” 1bdrm & bachelor, SENIORS spacious, very clean and well maintained buildings. Centrally located, close to downtown Safeway & Schubert Centre; n/s; n/p; available immediately, Century/Embers/Arlington 250-275-8066 Call for rent incentives! Large 1bdrm, $740. 1bdrm +den $790. F/S, DW, AC, balcony, NP/NS, clean, centrally located, on-site managers, quiet building, (250)5455773, 250-550-0243 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 Ground level 1bdrm suite in Adult building across from Schubert Centre, heat & hot water incl. no pets, no parties, $650/mo. Call 250-308-8500 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 NEW 1bdrm condo on Okanagan Lake, hot tub, private beach, $1200/mo. incl: hydro/ gas/cable/phone/internet. 250308-0793 NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C. S/S appl. Laundry H/U. NP. $1050 & up 250-938-4185 RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 Top ﬂoor, centrally located, 2bdrm, 2 bath condo,better price for better condition. Shop and compare. $890pm. + util. 250-275-7497. VERY large top ﬂoor suite, adult oriented, incl. F/S, DW, W/D, internet, cable & all util excluding hydro, NS/NP, $1200/mo. March 1. 250-3088461.
Commercial/ Industrial Approx. 550 sq. ft. of level entry, ground ﬂoor ofﬁce, retail or professional space at 2804A - 45th Ave. $585.00 per month. Good exposure, parking and presentation. VACANT. Drive by, then call 250-558-8762
DOWNTOWN OFFICE LEASE SPACE WITH PARKING. From 860 to 12,500 sq ft. Call Scott Davidson
250-306-2911 WAREHOUSE OFFICE SPACE • Good central location • 5342’ - $3633.50/month • 1528’ - $1039.44/month • Could be combined for 6870 SQ.FT. Call Ray Stafford Sutton Lakefront
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. Commercial warehouse storefront space for lease or rent, 4600 sqft total, can be divided. Call for details (250)545-6901 FULLY equipped 4800 sq.ft paint & bodyshop for lease in Vernon. (250)309-1925 Retail commercial ofﬁce space approx. 1544sqft in busy Spallumcheen Industrial park, avail. immed. rate neg. 250-549-0141 WAREHOUSE, ofﬁce, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 1-250-314-7225, 250550-4178.
Duplex / 4 Plex
640SQFT of ofﬁce space available immediately. Front row Alpine Center on Kal Lake rd. Lots of parking. Call 250558-3001, 250-307-4899.
2-2bdrm lower suites, Mission Hill, $775-$900/mo UTIL/INCL Avail now W/D, NS/NP, 250306-6996 2br bright new bsmn’t suite, 6appl. prkg, NP, NS, $1100/mo util/incl except cable & phone. +DD. (250)542-9107
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SUPER-SIZED RENT-TO-OWN Bright family-sized eat-in kitchen. Sparkling hardwood ﬂoors. Private fenced-in yard. Lovely home on quiet tree-lined street. Credit problems OK. Call 1-877-509-9009 or get info at VernonRentToOwn.com
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2 bd 2 bath condo $950, 3901 32nd ave Incl heat & appl Avail Feb No pets 2 bd 1 bath apart 3906 27 Av $745 + util incl FS Avail now 2 bd 1 bath 55+ condo $795+util 3701 27 ave Incl appl covd parking avail now 2 bd 2 bath Condo $875+util 3901 32nd ave Incl heat & appls Avail Feb No pets 1 bd 1 bath bsmt suite $750 incl util 6980 Pleasant Valley Rd avail mid Mar. CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119
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250-309-1742 • 3 bdrm left side of duplex, large, yard. $1050 • Very nice updated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhome. $1100 • 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, 5 appliances, garage. $1250 • Lumby 1 bdrm above ground suite, new, bright, 800 sqft. $800 incl utilities • 2 bdrm in 6plex, great condition, level entry. $800 • Bachelor apt, FS, all tiled, looks gd, 3 pce bath. $600
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2-bdrm, downtown, double detached garage, fenced yard, n/s, all appl, view, Mar1, $1050/mo (250)546-0054 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2bdrm + ofﬁce space, W/D, downtown location, close to amenities, $650/mo. +DD. (250)558-9481 3 BD, 1 Bath, Main Level, 5 App, Newly Reno’d, $1050 +2/3 Util. Avail Imm 250-5491895 3bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, East Hill, close to schools, park, n/s, n/p, 5 appliances.$1400 + util. Avail April 1st. 250-306-2750. 3BDRM, 1bath, full house, large yard & close to schools, $1000 . 1-604-902-4712 3BDRM, 1bath, rural Armstrong, $950/mo. NS. NP. 250-379-2619, 250-307-5926. 3-bdrm modular home, located on private acreage in South BX, 24x24 workshop included, small pet ok, n/s, $1550/mo. Avail Immed. (250)549-9153 3 bdrm, top ﬂoor, 1.5 bath, 5 appl $1200 pm + util. Avail Feb 15. 250-306-4996. 4bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appl, bright, fenced yard, n/s, n/p,avail April 1. $1199 + util. 250-558-5045. 5 ACRES Lavington, incl. heated workshop, large barn, horse barn, 3bdrm home, 2 full bath, 1350sq.ft. F/P, 5 appl. carport, mins to school, $1400 +util. avail. Mar 1. 250-558-1820
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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
SALMON ARM, Newly reno’’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 Superb fully furnished & Equipped 4bdrm, 3bath ski chalet, avail March 31-Oct 31 $1700/mo incl/util 250-6619914 Superb fully furnished ski chalet, 6bdms, 3bath, March 31Oct 31. $2600/mo incl/util. 250-661-9914. upper duplex, 3-bdrm, across from Mission Hill School, $895 +util. Phone evenings (250)545-7512
1bdrm, newly remodeled, N/S, N/P util., cable incl. W/D, $750. (250)558-5055 1bdrm, sep/entry, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS, WD, sat/TV, util/incl, $700 for 1, $750 for 2. 250-545-6090. 2bdrm, bright, spacious, reno’d, sep/entry & laundry, ns, np, n/parties, util., wireless internet, cable incl. prkg. $950/mo. 250-542-0023 2-BDRM bsmt suite, Armstrong, bath, kitchen, laundry, newly renovated, $800 util/incl, Avail Apr 1. (250)546-3309 2bdrm lake view, gas f/p, F/S, W/D hook up, avail. April 1, $900/mo. util/incl. +DD. 250503-2080 2bdrm, located in the Middleton area, avail. March 1, NS/NP $900/mo util/incl. 250549-5170. 2bdrm, NS, W/D, F/S, D/W, $750/mo util/incl. Ref’s req. 250-275-3390. 2bdrm, spacious, desirable East Hill, sep/entry & laundry, util/cable incl., seeking quiet mature people. N/S. Avail. immed. $900. (250)558-7992 2 bdrm + storage, util incl., n/s inside, avail March 1. n/p. $800. 250-542-3981. 2bdrm suite, W/D, F/S, OK landing area/Fulton, $900/mo. incl/util. +cable, 250-306-3809 2BDRM, W/D, F/S incl Avail Immed N/S N/P $750/mo 604741-4196 55+ Large 1-bdrm + Den, East Hill, F/S, W/D, A/C, N/S in/out, N/P, $800/mo util incl, (250)558-0474 Avail. Mar 1, Lumby, 2bdrm, walkout bsmn’t suite, F/S, W/D, D/W, F/P, NP/NS, util & cable incl. $850/mo. (250)5476339 AVAIL March 1, 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, bright, clean, laminated ﬂoor, Okanagan Lake View, Sep.entry, prefer single mature person, NS/NP, $850/mo incl.util. plus W/D, cable & wireless internet. R.R. 250-542-6992. BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon, plus util 250-275-0665 BX area. 1bed, ns, np, sep/entry, sh.laundry, f/s, gas f/p, single pref. prkg, util. cabl. $650 + 1/2 dep. (250)503-1244 COLDSTREAM Avail Mar 1st. Bright 1bdrm, fantastic view. $750/mo plus 1/2 hydro, $375 damage. F/S, no laundry. NO PETS 250-503-1723 EAST Hill, new 2-bdrm, n/s, n/p, no/parties, on bus route. Avail March 1 (250)938-1820 GORGEOUS 2bd, 2bth grndlvl ent, 5appl, beach-1blk, NP, NS, priv, dbl driveway. $850+ utils. 250-495-6257 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 Midway Vernon & Silverstar, quiet location 2-room apartment, util/incl, non-smoker, n/p, $525/mo (250)542-8553 New 1bdrm, sep/entry, W/D, F/S, NS, NP, RR, avail. Mar 1. $750 util/incl. (250)308-5421 New basement suite, East Hill, Avail Mar 1, 2-bdrm, n/p, n/s, $1000 incl/util, cable, internet. (250)550-4056 Newer 1bdrm suite, W/D, F/S, sep/entry, ns, single pref. $650 avail. Feb 1. (250)309-0897 Newer 1bdrm walkout suite, lg, bright, clean, quiet, over looking lakes, eco-friendly, ns, np, priv/ entry, bath, furn/unfurn, $640-summer, $700- winter. (250)260-3919
Newer large 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’t suite, 6520 Scott Rd. incl/util. $1000. 250-545-4383 Superb fully furnished & equipped ski chalet, 2bdrm, 1bath, March 31-Oct 31. $950/mo incl/util. 250-6619914. TOTALLY RENOVATED 3 bed home, 5 appl, huge mstr, fenced yard, large deck, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $1300/mon + util. 250275-0665 Vernon, centrally located 1bdrm newly reno’d suite, laundry, suits quiet person, ns, np, $700 incl/util. DD & RR. Avail. Mar 1. (250)558-7792
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ADULT ORIENTED, 2 Bd., 2 bath, F/S, A/C, DW, nice view, on bus route. $800/mo. Available immediately. Sorry, NS, NP. OK LAKESHORE, 3+ Bdrm home on Okangan lake. Great yard & dock close in. $1,500/mo. Available March 1. Sorry, NS, NP. FULLY FURNISHED, Ok lakefront, 4 bd, 2 bath, dock, patio etc. Awesome location on the lake by Camp Hurlbert. $1,200/mo. Available immediately until May 30. Sorry, NS, NP. OUTBACK, Deluxe 2 bd, part of new development on Trout Lake, F/S, W/D, DW. Access to tennis courts, water front, ﬁtness club, hot tub & pool. $1,150/mo. Available immediately. Small pet, Sorry, NS. LANDING MEADOWS, 3 Bd Townhouse, totally refurbished. 5 appliances, 61” TV, leather sofa, gas f/p, tile & hardwood, yard access to pool. $1,400/mo. Available immediately. Sorry, NS, NP. WESTSIDE CABIN/HOUSE, Spacious 2 bdrm, jacuzzi tub in lofted master, cedar ﬁnish, F/S, W/D $875/mo. Available Immediately. Sorry, NS, NP.
250-542-5580 AVAIL now, immaculate, 2bdrm rancher, sunroom/den, all appl. gas f/p, ac, lrg.lot, single garage, newer paint & ﬂooring, located on Westside of Kelowna in Fintry a rural lake community, 35mins to either downtown Kelowna or downtown Vernon. $1200/mo. R.R. Leanne 250-542-3457, email email@example.com Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park with lakeview, N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Immed, RR Kristen 250-3065604 Coldstream, cute, clean, 2bdrm, large yard, creekside deck, W/D, DW, N/P, perfect for couple or single, $1200/mo +util. March 1. 250-549-6808. Coldstream, Kal-view, spacious,3bdr m,1.5bath,ns,np, near college, ﬁne neighrborhood. Mar.1 $1200/mo+util. 250-545-7196. FURNISHED UPPER FLOOR EXECUTIVE HOME Panoramic view, 3bdrm, 2bath, jacuzzi, 2 f/p, luxuriously furnished, NS/NP. $1700/mo. 250-308-9282. Lavington, 3bdrm, fenced yard, f/s, w/d, n/s, pet neg., $1000/mo. 250-545-5465. OYAMA- on Kal Lake, 2bdrm 2bath, 4-appl. gas F/P, avail. immed., NP, NS, $1150/mo. (250)542-8712 Renovated ‘09, 4bdrm, 1.5bath, near Hospital & Downtown, 5appl, NS, shared util. $1300/mo. Avail March 1. 250-542-6349.
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
RV Pads PERMANENT RV pad rental, 30 amp full hook up, on Swan Lake. 250-545-2300
Senior Assisted Living FULL room & board & care avail. in private home. (250)542-0501
Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park, N/S, priv/entry, Avail Immed. $500/mo 15% util, pref.female. (250)545-1229 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1 student, laundry & util/incl. large yard, bus stop direct to college, $450. 250-503-1569 CHARACTER house, EastHill, share w/health professional, sep.bathroom, $500 incl/util. 250-308-6339.
Buy, Rent, Sell! 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. Nice Furnished room for rent in house near Vernon hospital, util/incl. $485 n/s 250-5587347
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. HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090.
Suites, Lower 1bdrm, 1bath, $700mo incl/util, NS/NP, sep.laundry & entry, 250-938-0250. March 1 1-BDRM, above ground, insuite w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now, $900/mo incl/util, lakeview, near OUC. (250)545-9204 1BDRM bachelor suite, near downtown, Avail Imm, 3504 25th ave, 250-549-6554. 250372-4842. 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winﬁeld, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-275-1204 evenings 1bdrm, clean, Harwood area, NS/NP, $700/mo incl.util. Avail March 1. 250-545-8352. 1bdrm, daylight, quiet setting, March 1. Full bath w/tub & shower, util/incl, laundry privileges, $700 +DD, NS/NP. 250545-5141, 250-549-0291. 1bdrm furnished bsmn’t suite, jacuzzi tub, f/p, wireless internet, all util/incl. n/s, n/parties, no drugs, mature adults only, $900/mo. (250)549-4493
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3 bedroom, 2 bath top ﬂoor unit, $1000 plus utilities. No pets / No smoking Call Steve
Bachelor Suite Full bathroom, large kitchen, living/ bedroom, fireplace, utilities included. $650/mon. Call Elly 250-549-8367 or 250-545-0470 2bdrm suite, newly reno’d, avail. March 1, $800/mo. incl/util. (250)545-6901 3BDRM, 1600sqft, reno’d, sunroom overlooking Vernon, W/D, F/S, DW, 1.5bath, elect.heat, NS, cats ok, $1250/mo +util. 250-938-8242. 3bdrm, mainﬂoor, 1.5bath, NS, small pet ok, 1/2util $975/mo. Avail. March 1. 250-545-1968, 250-542-7806. Freshly painted bachelor suites, avail. now & March 1. NS, NP, cable incl. $575. 250517-8657
Townhouses 3 BDRM Townhouse,F/S; W/D; DW, well maintained, family friendly complex. N/S; N/P. Available March 1st. $1000/mth. 250-549-1679 or 250-550-6991 3-bdrm townhouse, walking distance to town, n/p, $900/mo Mar1, (250)558-5053 lv-msg 3 bed, 3 bath (2-full, 1-1/2) Roomy, convenient locale, Newer decor w/laminate ﬂoor, deck/patio, FP, F/S, DW, W/D. $1100. NS NP 250-558-6842 3bed, 3bath, 3yr old townhouse, quiet family area, Bella Vista, close to town, w/lake view, $1400. (250)938-3181 Newer 2bdrm, 1.5bath townhouse, March 1, $995/mo +Hydro & DD, (250)260-3400
Want to Rent Long term accommodation for young senior w/a small dog & cat, affordable rent. 250-5585097 lv msg or firstname.lastname@example.org Older male downsizing needs smaller home S.A. & area. Has all appliances etc. Prefers small garden & ample storage space. Reply to Box#3 C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 1P5.
*Houses *Townhouses *Furnished Accommodation *Vernon *Armstrong
3 bd 2.5 bath home $1150+util 2808 Willowdale Dr Armstr. incl FSWD avail Mar 3 bd 2.5 bath Lakeview home $1400+util 7463 Tronson Rd incl appl avail March 3 bd renovated home 2113 34 st $1100 + util inc FSWD avail now 2 bd 1 bath townhouse $790+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl Avail now 2 bd 1 bath home $900 incl util/cable 7227 Brewer Rd Incl 5 appl Horse/pets negot. 3 bd 3.5bath FURNISHED home 9725 Cameron Road $1500+util avail now 2+ bd 2 bath FURNISHED home $1250 13412 WestKal incl util & appl avail now-April 3 bd 3 bath FURNISHED home 18451 Crystal Waters Rd $1500 incl util & appl CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119
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Auto Accessories/Parts 2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6’’ with sliders $1400 (250)2755014 4 MSR 15” black sport rims c/w 4 Dunlop sport tires, 4 months use, $500. (250)5428785 7165 Rims & Tires off Chev Motorhome, near new, $300. (250)545-8915 BF Goodrich LT 235/75R15, mounted on chrome Toyota 6-hole, near new $400 obo. 250-540-1471. Double tube Smittybuilt bumper with warn 5000lb winch ﬁts Toyota. $450. 250-540-1471. 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. 250546-9055.
Cars - Domestic 1989 Cadillac Eldorado, front wheel, power everything, great cond, $1600 250-550-6723 1991 Buick Regal. $1800. obo. 250-542-1430. 1991 Ford Tempo, new brakes, exc. running cond. under 200K, $799. 250-550-6431
Cars - Domestic 1993 Taurus GL, 4dr, auto, air, new tires, brakes, starter, solid body, great mileage, 163k $1500 (250)308-5289 1996 Mercury Sable, new fuel pump, ﬁlter, & new rear shocks, & mufﬂer. $950 obo. Must Sell. 250-503-1931. 2000 Ford Taurus, loaded, exc/cond, new winter/summer tires on rims, $4500 (250)5426463 Vernon 2001 Chrysler Sebring, mint cond, Great gas mileage, only 77k, 4dr $7500. 250-542-4511 2001 Neon, 95,000K, A/C, good cond. $3800. (250)5452937 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! $11,000. Call 250-306-9780 lv/msg. 2006 Saturn Ion, 61,000K, like new! $7000. (250)307-1763 2007 Ford Focus Wagon, 24,000kms, excellent cond., loaded, $11,000. (250)308-2131, 250-542-3439 2008 VW EOS; full load; convertible; 38,000kms, comes with full set of mounted tires. To arrange for viewing please call Associated Bailiffs at 250860-3132
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Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 1/2 duplex, Freshly Remodeled. 5 appl & A/C. 1/4 acre lot on the creek in Coldstream. Room for a garden. NS/NP. $1175/mo. + util. Available March 15. Call Bill 250-558-9760 leave msg 4bdrm, 2bath, spacious duplex, fenced yard, March 1. $1200 +util 250-275-1284. 4-plex unit, 2-bdrm +den, W/D h/u, gas f/p, ground ﬂoor unit, recently painted. $850/mo +Hydro. Mar 1. 1610 45th Street. (250)547-6060 ACREAGE / PETS OK! 2bdrm upper duplex w/f/p, near Walmart, senior discount avail. $850., $425-D.D. 1-888-2046225 ext 1. ENDERBY 1 BED DUPLEX UNIT, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING. NO PARTYS. AVAIL MARCH 1. $600/MO + HYDRO & $300.D.D. ADAM @ 250-838-7550, OR CELL 250306-3847 Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $800 (250)838-9657 LARGE 2 BR newly decorated in quiet non-smoking fourplex. W/D, S/F. Extra storage. Parking. Big yard. Near bus. $675 Hydro. (250) 712-1660 email:email@example.com Smaller cozy 2bdrm 1/2 duplex, Ok Landing area, f/s, w/d hook-ups, n/s, cat ok. R.R. $800 incl heat. 250-558-6106. VERNON 1/2 Duplex. 2bdrm , 1bath available March 1. 700sqft + unﬁnished bsmt. F/S, W/D hookup, fenced yard, N/S. $850/mo + utilities. Call 250-542-6863
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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOME IN EAST HILL – Four bedroom, two bathroom character home located close to downtown. This home boasts original hardwood ﬂoors and soaker tub with an open ﬂoor for the perfect kid’s bedroom or ofﬁce.
RENT: $1,500.00 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 CONDO – In Centrepoint on 32nd Avenue has laminate ﬂooring throughout, two bathrooms, large patio deck overlooking the city. Includes: F/S, W/D, D/W.
RENT: $1,100.00 per month plus electricity. Heat and hot water are included in rent. • OKANAGAN LANDING – Located on the Landing and close to Kin Beach and Marshall Fields. This end unit townhouse boasts two master bedrooms up with kitchen, dining, living room and laundry down. Rent includes F/S, D/W, W/D and single car garage.
RENT: $1,300 per month plus utilities • LAWRENCE HEIGHTS ADULT LIVING - This two bedroom, two bathroom modular boasts hard wood ﬂoors a gas ﬁreplace and has an open ﬂoor plan with a living room, family room and sun room. Beautiful views of the head of the lake and a low maintenance yard makes this home easy to manage and a dream to live in. Small pet friendly.
RENT: $1,100.00 per month plus utilities • TWO BEDROOM HOUSE - New paint and ﬂooring make this home more modern and cozy. Located in Arbor Lee on 40th Avenue. Rent includes F/S & W/D.
RENT: $900.00 per month plus utilities • SHORT TERM RENTER NEEDED IN THREE BEDROOM MOBILE IN LAWRENCE HEIGHTS – This mobile is located in the adult section of the park, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on a large lot with great view. Includes F/S, D/W & W/D.
RENT Negotiable on a short term basis • TWO BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE – Totally reﬁnished one year ago this suite is large and spacious includes F/S, D/W, W/D, and utilities. Pet Friendly
RENT: $950.00 includes utilities • LUMBY - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - Second ﬂoor – above downtown business.
RENT: $750.00 per month includes heat, water, & sewer. • ONE BEDROOM SUITE – On Alexis Park Drive. Close to schools, bus route, and shopping.
RENT: $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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to a person who in dog years would be... ah...dead.
Guess who turns 65?!
COME CELEBRATE AT AN OPEN HOUSE FOR DAVE WOOD on Thursday, Feb. 25
noon to 4:00 pm Happy Birthday from your staff and friends at downtown safeway store#24
Cars - Sports & Imports
Cars - Sports & Imports
Cars - Sports & Imports
1988 Honda Civic, loaded, 220,000kms, 5spd, $1200, 1992 Subaru Legacy, loaded, 190,000kms, 4spd, auto, awd, $3000 250-253-3556. 1989 Honda Civic HB, white, 5spd, good shape, well maintained, winter & summer tires $1000. (250)550-4252 1990 Honda Accord EX 5spd, blue, runs good, needs brakes & tires, 18” rims & custom stereo $2000 obo 250-938-0350 1997 Mazda Protege, auto, 4dr, 120km, grt cond, blue, a/c, new winters, $4800 obo. 250-558-7551, 250-558-7554.
1998 Honda Accord EX, 4dr, 220,000kms, dealer maintained, $5900. 250-542-0384
IMMACULATE MERCEDES! 1991 300E CUSTOM RIMS, BODY KIT & LIGHTS. MINT CND LEATHER INT. FL LOADED, GORGEOUS BLUE! MUST SEE!!! $6500. 250-503-8516
Scrap Car Removal
Scrap Car Removal
1999 SAAB 9-3 Turbo 2dr hb, 4cyl 5spd, exc. fuel econ., sunroof, heated tan leather, a/c, cd, p/w, p/l, p/s, alloy wheels, abs, 4 new winters on rims, exc. cond 136K, $8500 250-545-6625 2006 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB, no faulty brakes or sticky gas pedal on this fabulous economical little car. exc/cond! 90,000K auto, a/c, p/s, cd player, exc winter/summer tires, PRICE REDUCED $8500 250-545-0997
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INVITATION TO TENDER AUDITORIUM RENOVATIONS Sealed tenders clearly marked “BID FOR: Vernon Recreation Complex – Phase 3 Renovations” will be received at the ofﬁce of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream B.C., V1B 2K9, up to 3:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, March 11th, 2010. This project consists of renovations to the Recreation Complex Auditorium including the creation of 2 meeting rooms c/w operable partitions and all associated electrical and mechanical requirements. It is also includes minor exterior work to add a new ﬁre exit and close in an existing opening. Further information and speciﬁcations may be obtained by contacting Wally Newman, MQN Architects, at 250-542-1199. Tender documents may be picked up at the ofﬁces of MQN Architects, #102 – 3301-24th Avenue, Vernon B.C. V1T 9S8, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Regional District of North Okanagan reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, to waive defects in any bid or Tender Documents and to accept any Tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the G.V.S. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Jim Bailey, Facilities Manager
Motorcycles 1977 Goldwing basketcase Windjammer, saddlebags, all parts there, asking $500. (250)307-4219
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com 2007 CRF 250R, ex cond, barely riden, still has stock tread. $5200. 250-547-0001
Off Road Vehicles 1987 Kawasaki KSF250, 4 stroke, $2000 obo. 250-9382955 2004 Honda TRX250 EX, semi auto, new rear tires, nerf bars, skid plates, procircuit exhaust $3200 obo. 2003 Honda TRX 400 EX, White Bros. exhaust mud lite tires, Renthal 1 1/8” bars $3500 obo. 2006 CanAm Rally, like new, snow plow & chains $3500 obo. 250-549-0248.
Recreational/Sale 1992 Prowler 25.5’ 5th wheel, exc.cond. $6500 obo. 250547-0080. 250-503-6782 Tent trailer, $500 OBO, needs work, handyman special. (250)545-2964
Scrap Car Removal FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers. 250-938-6777 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $2 and up/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
Snowmobiles 1996 Polaris 680 ultra triple, 144 track, new top end in 2007, $2300. 250-545-4034 2001 Skidoo 700 Highmark, 151” Track. 1500k’’s! $3500 250-938-5292 2003 Polaris Vertical Escape 159 track. Piped. Good condition. 1550 miles $4999. 250 814-0055
Sport Utility Vehicle 1996 Toyota Forerunner limited, In good running cond. Fully loaded. 250-545-0294.
The Corporation of the
City of Vernon REQUEST FOR QUOTES FLT-10-22-A—D Components for Tandem Axle Truck Quotes with the words “FLT-10-22- A-D – Components for Tandem Axle Truck” marked on a sealed envelope will be received at the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent, 1900 – 48 Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Y7, up to and including closing time of 2:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday March 10, 2010 for supply only of the following components. (1) T/A Light Steel Dump Body (1) Central Hydraulic System (1) Underbody Snow Plow / Scraper (1) Hydraulic Sand Spreader Further information, Speciﬁcations and Quote Forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca or the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all Quotes at any time, or to accept the Quote it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon and reserves the right to award to more than one vendor. The lowest or any Quote will not necessarily be accepted.
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Trucks & Vans
1995 Suburban Turbo diesel, 399,000kms, turbo new, 20,000kms ago, new front brake pads, 5,000kms ago, a/c, cd, leather, running boards, seats 8, runs good $4500 OBO (250)542-8506 1997 Jimmy, SLT & 1998 Blazer SL, both in ex cond. $4,700 each. 250-545-2958. 2003 Blazer, white, 2 sets tires, 4x4, PW, PB, PS, air, PL, 80,000kms, $10,600. 250938-4066
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.
1997 Chevrolet Silverado, 2WD, 3dr, 350cuin, PW, PB, cruise, air, PS, PL, command start, posie track, rear defrost, cassette, CD player, canopy, new battery, new brakes & rotors, tow pkg, loaded except for leather, overhead console, 240,000kms, $5500. 250-5466884 2000 Dodge Ram 4x4, auto, A/C, P/W, matching canopy, $8000. (250)307-1763 2000 Ford Windstar SE, good cond., seats 7, runs great, 206,000km. 3.0L V6, tu-tone blue/grey, new brakes, has auto. driver/passenger side sliding doors, asking $4995.95. 250-540-2643, 250-546-2676 2000 GMC ext.cab short box, 2WD, 4dr, matching canopy, 4.8L, auto, cruise air, new windshield, new brakes & rotors, tow pkg, 238,000kms, $5500. 250-546-6884. 2001 Dodge Ram, 2500, “diesel”, 2WD, loaded, good cond, $6,500 Firm (250)306-5362 2001 Ford F150 4x4, reg.cab, L/B, V8 auto, good cond, no rust, $4,500 (250)306-3787 2001 FORD F150 4X4 Super Crew. New 5.4L motor, fully loaded, runs like new. $10,900 obo. 250-558-4180 or 250878-2588. 2001 Ford Windstar, nice shape. $1300. obo 250-3073497 leave message.
Trucks & Vans 1991 FORD Explorer XLT leather interior new parts include fuel and water pump, brakes, alternator, radiator two sets of tires on rims with good tread. small amount of rust below door, 30000kms $2800 OBO 250-549-7265 1993 Chevy 1-ton cargo van, LWB, auto, $1200. 250-5505550. 1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Ext.cab w/canopy, V6, 4L Exc.cond, 250-503-7891 1994 GMC 1 ton crew-cab, dually, 4x4, diesel, auto, full load, strong engine, very nice truck $7250 obo. (250)547-6016
Trucks & Vans 2001 FORD SPORT TRUCK
4x4,auto trans, new tires, grey exterior, black interior, 158,000 kms. $9,999. obo250-8260680 2002 Ford F350 4x4, quad cab, short box, 7.3 diesel, auto, loaded w/leather, 175kms, $18,995 obo. (250)546-0994 2004 Ford F250, 4x4, ex/cab, S/B, V8, auto, very good cond, $10,000 (250)503-0320Vernon 2004 Mazda B 3000, auto, 2WD, reg. cab, air, CD, only 110,000k $7950 250-938-0012 2005 Ford 150 Supercrew, 134kms, looks & runs exc, loaded $11,500. 250-503-1124 2005 Ford Ranger 4x4, ext. cab, exc.cond, 4L, low kms, tow pkg, camper pkg. $11,900 obo. 250-546-3064, 250-3084504 2006 Chev Colorado ext.cab, 4x4, 78,000kms, 4cyl, 5spd, standard, good winter tires & new summer tires on mag rims. $10,000 obo. 250-5428099 after 5pm. 2006 GMC 3500 HD 4x4, duramax diesel, Allison, ext. cab, long box, $21,950. (250)545-5394. D10160 www.teskovernon.com
Legal Notices The Corporation of the
City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER Tender # FLT-10-05 2010 Tandem Axle Cab & Chassis Sealed Tenders with the words “2010 Tandem Axle Cab & Chassis” marked on the envelope will be received at the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent, 1900 – 48 Avenue, Vernon, B.C, V1T 8Y7, up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, Monday, March 8, 2010 for the following: 2010 TANDEM AXLE CAB & CHASSIS Further information, speciﬁcations and Tender Forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca, or the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent between the hours of 8:00 – 4:00 Monday to Friday. Tenders will be opened at the Operation Services Yard ofﬁce immediately after the above closing hour, at which time interested parties may be present if so desired. The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all tenders at any time, or to accept the tender it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.
BAILIFFS SALE 1999 Morbark PS8 pole peeler & mill, incl. all electrical equipment, motors, misc. tools & Atco trailer. Call Shuswap Bailiffs 250-503-6897. For sale to the highest bidder. Turn key bottle water company. For viewing & equipment list call 250-558-8791 Victor. Closing date March 5 2010.
Escorts ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 40, 5’’7. Shylynn 859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 NEW to town. 2 beautiful women, 24hr in or out calls. 250-308-4816. Personable & petite, attractive brunette, avail. for massage,women welcome, in or out calls avail. 9am-6pm. Lisa (250)808-2942
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