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Hansen lauds HST’s merits RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Finance Minister Colin Hansen says the harmonized sales tax is about putting B.C. on a good economic footing and not about being popular. Hansen touched on the controversial levy while speaking at a Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Friday. “We recognize it’s good economics and good public policy but difficult politics,” he said. “We know this won’t win a popularity contest.” However, he says the merging of the provincial sales tax and the goods and services tax will create jobs and that will

lead to shifting opinions. “People will like the benefits of it, which is a stronger economy.” Both the NDP and former premier Bill Vander Zalm are fighting against the HST, but Hansen claims it’s nothing but fear-mongering. “There’s been a lot of misinformation floating around,” he said. As an example, he said a senior couple earning $30,000 will get a tax credit. “They will pay no more or no less on face (value).” The provincial portion of the HST (seven per cent) will be exempt on items such as books, children’s clothing and home and energy fuels.

In terms of the economy, Hansen says provincial sales tax is charged on evey aspect of a product being created and that increases costs. “The beauty of a valueadded tax is all of that comes out.” He also believes the HST will help B.C. navigate a higher Canadian dollar and a soft U.S. market. “It will take the cost out of the system so we can remain internationally competitive.” Beyond the HST, Hansen is convinced another important factor for the economy will be the Olympics. “When you think that 3.5 billion television viewers watched the Olympics, they

didn’t just see Vancouver or Whistler. They saw B.C.,” he said. “The Ministry of Tourism is working hard to make sure we can capitalize on that.” He says the Olympics also gave government officials a chance to meet with people who may move businesses to B.C. “We have to capitalize on these things now that we have the investors interested.” He also sees strong potential for growth in the Okanagan, and particularly with clean energy and wine. “We can’t produce enough volume to meet the global demand,” said Hansen of wine.


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Alleged Internet fraud frozen CHERYL WIERDA Black Press

A pair of alleged Internet fraudsters have been busted after they tried to bilk a police officer, posing as a victim, out of money. It all began March 11, when a rental ad appeared on one of two Internet classified sites that have been targeted in a property rental scam and a 30-yearold local woman responded to it, said Const. Steve Holmes. “After communicating with the female ‘landlord’ via e-mail, the victim deposited money into her bank account, even though she did not tour the property because the suspect said that the outgoing tenants did not want it shown,” said Holmes. A day later, the woman saw a warning on the classified site that a property rental scam was going on, confirmed the ad she responded to was a fake, and reported the incident to police. As police looked into the case, the victim continued to receive e-mails from the fraudster, purportedly to set up a meeting to collect the rest of the rent money and hand over keys to the rental. That meeting was set for March 19 at a local fast food restaurant, but a police officer showed up in the victim’s place. There, the police officer met with a 17-year-old, who claimed she was the landlord’s daughter. “When the suspect provided the keys and asked for the remainder of the money, the officer arrested her for fraud,” said Holmes. The officer had also spotted a man, who appeared to be nervous, in the restaurant. He made a hasty retreat when the girl was arrested, but he was nabbed by plain clothes officers outside. “Both are facing multiple counts of fraud as more victims have been identified for identical incidents,” said Holmes. James Devon McCafferty, a 21-year-old Vernon resident, appeared in court Tuesday on two counts of fraud, one charge of resisting or obstructing police, and two counts of failing to comply with conditions. He’s set to return to court April 6.

Judge and jury to hear lawyer’s case Morning Star Staff

A Vernon lawyer’s case of participation in activities of a criminal organization will be heard in front of a B.C. Supreme Court judge and jury. William Mastop’s trial, however, won’t start until next year. The matter will begin on April 4, 2011. Mastop was arrested and charged in Lake Country in January for his alleged involvement with a gang known as The Greeks. He was released from custody on $25,000 bail with conditions, including one where he is not allowed to practise law.

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The 17-year-old is from Squamish and has been released pending a future court appearance. As a result of this incident, police are passing on some “red flags” you should heed so you don’t become a victim of a similar fraud. Red flags include: – The landlord doesn’t want to show the property and makes up excuses like the present tenants don’t want it shown. – The landlord can’t remember the exact address. – The landlord sends someone else to complete the rental transaction. – The landlord creates an unreasonable urgency on completing a transaction, which could pressure you into making an ill informed decision. If you believe that the ad is a scam and can provide rationale as to why, contact the classified site. If you’ve been victimized, call police.



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News James pedals anti-HST campaign RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Opposition forces are trying to take the air out of taxes being charged on bicycle purchases. Carole James, NDP leader, used Vernon’s Olympia Cycle as a backdrop to protest against implementation of the harmonized sales tax Friday. “Why would you bring in a new tax that will slow down economic recovery?� said James. “People won’t be spending more because things cost more.� There hasn’t been a provincial tax on bicycles since 1980, and Peter Dorey, Olympia Cycle owner, insists the HST will hurt his business. “It will be a real deterrent for people to buy bikes or bike parts,� he said. “This is a real attack on health care, the ecology and the economy.� James says the HST will make bicycles less affordable and prevent the government from making climate change and healthy lifestyles a priority. “You lose control over your tax system to make exemptions.� Beyond bicycle sales, complaints


NDP leader Carole James (right) speaks out against the HST while Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall looks on at Olympia Cycle Friday. over the tax — which comes into force July 1 — have come from

other sectors, including tourism. “The HST will be a job killer,

especially if you look at the service sector,� she said.

“The restaurant association has a report on how many jobs will be lost in their industry.� The process of repealing the provincial sales tax in favour of the HST will be in front of the Legislature soon, and James says the tax can be blocked if seven Liberal MLAs vote against their own party. “They have a chance to stand up and be brave,� said James. “It’s critical that the public voice be heard.� James has aligned with former Social Credit premier Bill Vander Zalm in an attempt to overturn government policies. “It’s important that everyone stand together regardless of their politics,� she said. Vander Zalm was in Vernon Saturday to promote his anti-HST petition campaign. If 10 per cent of registered voters in all 85 constituencies sign the petition, implementation of the tax could be in question. James is urging New Democrats to support Vander Zalm’s petition efforts. “I’ll be encouraging people to do what they can to stop the HST,� she said.

Early childhood programs at risk after funding eliminated RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The budget axe has permanently dropped on an initiative that supports children and families. The Early Childhood Development Provincial Partnership has been informed that B.C. government funding for Success By 6 will be chopped by half for this year and completely eliminated after 2011. “Families will be devastated by this,� said Lynne Reside, regional co-ordinator. “Most of the programs have wait lists.� In the North Okanagan, programs include parent/tot drop-ins, early childhood literacy, Mother Goose and sessions directed towards fathers. “The whole idea is to provide the preventative side of things to parents and families,� said Reside.

“We have programs for young parents so they can learn some parenting skills.� While there will be an impact in Vernon, Reside’s primary concern is with Armstrong, Enderby and Lumby. “In smaller communities, sometimes it’s all they have. They don’t always have other resources to access,� she said. Up to 20 people at various staffing levels are involved in Success By 6. “We’re definitely going to have to make cuts,� said Reside. Provincewide funding of $5 million has been provided by the government, and the official opposition has slammed changes to Success By 6. “The implications for front-line services for families are massive,� said Norm Macdonald, NDP MLA from Revelstoke, in a release.

“Funding received through Success By 6 allowed community organizations to apply for matching grants – now that opportunity is gone, and the survival of many of these services is at risk.� However, Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, says the funding formula is only shifting. “It (Success By 6) really didn’t deliver programs. They brought programs in,� he said. “From what I understand, the funding will now go directly to the programs. There’s not as much money around and we’re trying to get as much of it out on to the street.� Success By 6 was created in 2003 through the United Way, the Credit Unions of B.C. and the provincial government. Linda Yule, with the North Okanagan United Way, questions if her organization

could absorb the lost provincial funding. “We’d have to increase our fundraising campaign level by 50 per cent,� she said. Yule believes Success By 6 has been beneficial. “Everyone wants our youngest citizens to get a good start in life.�



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Parks function facing changes RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Greater Vernon’s parks and recreation service continues to evolve through political discussions. Representatives from Vernon, Coldstream and the two electoral areas met for a third time with consultant Allan Neilson-Welch Thursday to see how the function can be changed to address concerns. “We’ve actually come a long ways,” said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. “We’ve identified what’s sub-regional in scope and what’s local. We should celebrate that.” Under a proposal put forward by NeilsonWelch, a new restructured function would be limited to existing or future facilities owned

“We’ve actually come a long ways.” — Mike Macnabb by the four jurisdictions through the regional district. That would include Wesbild Centre and the Performing Arts Centre. The same guidelines would apply to nature reserves, trails and beaches, such as Kal or Kin, that are considered important to all jurisdictions. There could also be joint planning and land acquisition for new parks and specific facilities. Any parks or facilities not included in a

new structure would be owned or operated individually by the four communities. While there are some common themes, differences also exist between the parties. The most significant is the Vernon Recreation Complex. The city, which owns the facility, wants full decision-making authority. “All we’re looking for is a way to improve facilities and that’s been the challenge in the past,” said Wayne

Community centre considered RICHARD ROLKE

The property in Morning Star Staff question is the buildEnderby residents ing being vacated by are being asked to rally Enderby Evangelical around the concept of a Chapel. community centre. “It has a beautiful A public meeting auditorium which we will be held need in the Wednesday at community,” 3:30 p.m. at said Walker. the Enderby “There Chamber of are meeting Commerce rooms. We office to discould have a cuss possibly small conferestablishing a ence.” c o m m u n i t y Maureen Walker It’s also centre founpossible space dation and could be leased purchasing property. out for offices. “We have had several Walker says it was people and organiza- decided not to seek City tions say they’re com- of Enderby assistance to ing to the meeting,” said purchase the land and Maureen Walker, who is run a centre. working on the plans “The city doesn’t with Marlene Mydske. have the money,” she If a foundation was said. formed, it would raise “It will be an asset funds to acquire land to the community but and operate the centre. it doesn’t have to come

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Lippert, Vernon mayor. But the city would want the other jurisdictions to pay towards the cost of the facility to reflect use by residents from those areas. Jim Garlick, Coldstream mayor, says while the city may hold title, ownership of the complex isn’t clear. “Capital works have been done by all four jurisdictions. There’s been ownership over those years,” he said. Mike Gavinchuk, BX-Swan Lake director, is concerned that his residents could lose access to the complex if there isn’t a financial arrangement. “We should participate as much as we have in the past because we have gained,” he said.

Macnabb says he may consider annual grants, but will not commit to guaranteed funding for the complex because of financial pressures on his residents. Another outstanding issue is arts and culture. Vernon and Coldstream could possibly form a separate function to cover agencies like the museum and art gallery. However, the two electoral areas don’t consider the cultural amenities as similar priorities. Divisions also exist over programming and the Kal Beach parking lot. The participants are expected to meet again with Neilson-Welch in May.

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Churches help city earn honour ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

They helped win the award, now, the churches of Armstrong will share in the honour. The City of Armstrong received a five-star rating in the Winners Circle category of the 2009-10 WinterLights Celebrations program. WinterLights is the winter portion of the Communities in Bloom national competition. Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce manager Patti Noonan accepted the award at the annual awards ceremony this month in Charlottetown, P.E.I. “We won because of the involvement of the churches in our community,” said Noonan. “It wasn’t about how many strings of lights there were. It was about the way the churches were building our community.” What amazed the judges, according to Noonan, was the fact that the heads of clergy from the seven churches in the city all got together during the Armstrong Ministerial Association’s Choir Festival


The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce helped win a WinterLights Celebrations award for Best Community Display during the recent awards night in Charlottetown. during the Christmas season and sang together. “It was just amazing,” said Noonan. “We were recognized for that but also the contributions of the churches. The churches, I think, realized that, besides their church families, they have a community family as well.” WinterLights wrote about

the City of Armstrong: “A family oriented community, Armstrong ensures all of its residents can become involved in its many various winter activities. “Volunteers and city staff illuminate the downtown core with many decorative lights, while churches of all denominations take the lead in orga-

nizing numerous events celebrating Christmas and the festive season. The ministerial committee partners yearround with the local food bank, and is just one example of the many initiatives that make Armstrong an exceptionally giving and caring community.” Noonan accepted a framed plaque which was going to be displayed at Armstrong City Hall, but the churches will now take turns displaying the honour. And that wasn’t the only honour that Noonan accepted while visiting Prince Edward Island. As part of WinterLights, Armstrong won the Best Community Display for its “Armstrong and Spallumcheen – Heart of Country” display, decided on and awarded by Municipal World Magazine. Part of the display, Noonan figures, put Armstrong over the top. “I’m sure it was because of the maple shortbreak inukshuk cookies,” laughed Noonan. Armstrong is an eight-year participant in the WinterLights Celebrations.

Judge issues ruling on SPCA’s seizure of animals Morning Star Staff

The BC SPCA is claiming victory after a Supreme Court judge ruled in its favour in the case of animals seized from a rural Vernon property last fall. The dispute was over the seizure of 28 horses, which the SPCA described as “thin and emaciated,” and 39 terrier mix dogs and puppies after a search warrant for the property had been issued. The animals were seized, said the SPCA, following a cruelty investigation, and were taken into custody. In December, Crown

counsel approved multiple charges of animal cruelty against Carla Jean Christman of Vernon, who was also charged with obstruction and assault on a peace officer. “Christman brought forward an application to dispute the SPCA’s

handling of the case, but in a judgment this week Madam Justice (Kathleen) Ker concluded that the search warrant was properly issued and that the BC SPCA acted appropriately in seizing the horses and dogs,” said Marcie Moriarty, gen-

eral manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA. “Ker also ruled that the decision of the BC SPCA not to return the horses and dogs was

reasonable. As a result we are now able to adopt out the animals to loving homes.” Christman could not be reached for comment by The Morning Star.

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Coldstream launches survey BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

There may one day be a place in Coldstream called “downtown” and council wants the public’s feedback on what that might look like. A Coldstream centre plan survey will be carried out by students from Okanagan College and council recently decided on the part of the district that will be targeted Jim Garlick for input. Mayor Jim Garlick hopes the district will learn what people think may be missing from their community. “(We want to know) what they consider appropriate services in that area,” he said.

“The main goal is to provide services in Coldstream. They’re lacking, especially since commerce has moved to the north end of Vernon.” Residents living from Whetzell Drive east to Coldstream Creek Road and from Wisbey Drive south to Bel Air Drive are within the survey’s catchment area and can expect to be consulted. Commercial growth in the area around Coldstream Elementary would provide amenities for families with students there, says Garlick. “In the morning and afternoon around Coldstream (Elementary), there’s all sorts of traffic,” he said. “ This would create a sort of hub or node.” Lands just south of the North Okanagan Regional District office would be considered for development as well. Besides business opportunities, medi-

cal clinics and other health services could be attracted through the plan. “A lot of doctors live in Coldstream and it would be great if they could work there,” said Garlick. The Coldstream centre plan is a part of the municipality’s official community plan and Garlick hopes that the survey helps lend some ideas to how it might progress. “It starts a dialogue about what this should be,” he said. “There are very few people that live in Coldstream that have been there their whole lives. They have created change and there will be more change coming.” A larger survey area was considered too big to allow the students to complete the survey in reasonable time. Residents outside the chosen area will be able to contribute through a yet-to-bedetermined process.

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There’s significant pressure to keep shelves full as demand skyrockets at Vernon’s food bank. To date this year, the number of clients coming through the Salvation Army facility has climbed 18 per cent. “It’s hard to tell if there is an economic recovery out there,” said David MacBain, community ministries director. “There are a lot of people out there hurting.” MacBain says many of the people walking through the door have never been there before, and it’s largely because they have lost their jobs or wages have been frozen. “Some have applied and got two or three job interviews and others can’t get an interview at all,” he said.

“Jobs seem to be elusive for many people.” The other problem facing both residents and the Salvation Army is the rising cost of food. While a single hamper was valued at $55 in 2005, it’s now climbed to $99. “It’s a huge indicator of where our money goes,” said MacBain. “My pay cheque hasn’t doubled since then.” To try and keep up with public demand, the Salvation Army is asking for ongoing community donations of non-perishable food items or money. One way to get involved is to take part in the Real Canadian Superstore food drive until April 6. “We couldn’t offer what we do to our clients without the support of the community,” said MacBain. Donations can be made at the food bank at 3303- 32nd Ave. or by calling 250-549-4111.


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thought it was kind of amusing the response I got from my oldest son when I was taking him home from tennis practice on Thursday and told him that his mom and I were going to a talk that evening on how to raise boys. “Why?,’ he asked hesitantly. “Do you think you guys screwed up?” I laughed. Paused for a second. And then I asked him if he thought we had. “Well, I think we’re as good as most of the guys out there,” he said somewhat self-righteously, defending himself and, touchingly although maybe not realizing it, yours truly. I assured him I thought Glenn Mitchell he was an even-better-thanaverage kid in my books and that it’s more about just seeing if there’s more to learn about this difficult thing called parenthood. My wife and I weren’t alone. There were some 950 people at the Vernon Recreation Centre Thursday night to hear Barry MacDonald talk about Boy Smarts – Effective Strategies for Parenting Boys. First of all congratulations to Jeff Jacobi and Pam Hargreaves and all the other volunteers with the District Parent Advisory Council who successfully organized and brought in such a dynamic educator on a topic that obviously struck a chord with so many of us. Well done. Certainly a significant number of the audience were educators, enough that at times I felt I was at a teachers’ convention, and it was good to see them learning even more about the boys we send to them on a daily basis. But it was even more heartening to see fellow hockey parents and neighbours seeking out strategies on how to ensure our little guys “become caring, courageous and ethical men.” I couldn’t help but think back to when our first son was born, and it’s still one of the top two happiest days of my life and the feeling of euphoria


has stayed with me all these years later to some degree. But I also distinctly remember thinking that day – “Where’s the manual?” – on what to do with this newborn and suddenly realizing what a huge responsibility I had just helped create. However, you move on from deliriously happy but painfully clueless on that wonderful day and you buy the books and ask your parents and consult with friends and you wing it and do OK. However, there’s so many ways to go wrong, especially with boys I learned last night. Boys account for 90 per cent of juvenile alcohol and drug violations, and 80 per cent of school suspensions, and are five times more likely to have ADHD.....heavy sigh. But Thursday night was about hope, not despair. About awareness and strategies, not giving in to age-old stereotypes. Through the use of humour and studies and anecdotal common sense, not to mention a power point presentation that packed punch, we all learned a few things about how to re-connect with our kids in an already hyper-interconnected world. The fact that boys talk less than girls, value independence more, and struggle to make sense of a barrage of macho and sexually-explicit images on a daily basis, all the while trying to overcome the Boy Code of what one has to do to become a man, makes our jobs challenging. However, I believe, most of them are doing surprisingly well and I’m optimistic. And MacDonald gave us plenty of pointers to help the process along. Generally he told us try not to “yackety-yack” at them too much (preach less), cut them some slack (give them some freedom) and “tune into their reality” by joining in with what they like to do. He also said “laughter lubricates learning” and that “you learn more when you’re having fun.” So when I got home that night and my son asked how it went, I told him I learned that I should play more video games with my kids. “Cool,” he replied. And so it goes.

The battle for the hearts and minds of British Columbians over the Harmonized Sales Tax came to the streets of Vernon over the weekend. B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen defended it at a Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday, calling it “good economics and good public policy but difficult politics.” He said the HST will be good for the economy and for people to ignore “a lot of misinformation floating around.” OK, maybe replacing a series of hidden taxes (PST on every aspect of a product along the way) with an in-your-face tax is truly tough politically, but is Victoria up for the challenge or what? If the Liberals are claiming “misinformation” is causing the anti-HST hysteria, where’s the convincing campaign to lead voters out of the wilderness and into the glory of a post-GST world? Difficult politics perhaps, but isn’t that what good politicians should be up for? Meanwhile NDP leader Carole James rightfully used cycling as an example of where the HST is heading in the wrong direction when she was also in Vernon, Friday. That seems easy to solve, make cycling equipment exempt from the provincial portion of the tax (like books, etc.) And Bill Vander Zalm hit the hustings at the Schubert Centre Saturday to convince residents to come on board the anti-HST petition campaign. The petition route seems like a long shot but maybe not considering the Liberals are busy whining about difficult politics when they should be doing a better job of battling “misinformation.”

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hile many communities in the Okanagan spend millions to attract tourism, governments in the North Okanagan are spending our taxpayer dollars to scare them off. Have you driven around Coldstream lately? Everywhere you look there are No Boat Trailer Parking signs. There is one small parking lot that is constantly under siege by its immediate neighbours and council. There are plans to expand Kekuli Bay boat launch but until then the unwelcome mat will be out in the North Okanagan. I have already read e-mails from tourists stating that they will be taking their dollars elsewhere. This problem also exists on Okanagan Lake, with basically no parking at area launches except for Paddlewheel Park which fills up quickly. One of Coldstream's councillors stated that Coldstream doesn't benefit from tourism and another suggested that all boats be taken off Kalamalka Lake and put on Okanagan Lake. I am sure that the businesses, business owners and workers who reside in Coldstream and benefit from tourist dollars would take offence to those

statements. Coldstream council has chosen to ignore all previous studies relating to this issue and simply ban parking by boaters on all nearby roads and restrict access by the public to Kalamaka Lake The major lakes study done in 2008 stated that almost $40 million annually is put into the Central Okanagan economy alone by the boating industry. Tourism is one of our main and only remaining industries in this region. Almost every local business depends on a good portion of its yearly revenues to be generated in this short summer season. The North Okanagan is being promoted by tourism and local developers as the place

FORWARD THINKING NEEDED I am troubled by an article in The Morning Star. Staff reporter Richard Rolke has interviewed several members of Vernon city council regarding pedestrian safety crossing Highway 97 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. It appears that these council members don’t keep in touch with the locals by reading Letters to the Editor or just maybe my letter on this subject appeared after the interview had taken place. I certainly hope the discussions with the Ministry of Highways come to the conclusion that a pedestrian-controlled crossing device is not the answer for this location. An “on demand” type of crossing would make this location much more dangerous than it is now. Why, you ask? Because the way it is now, the pedestrians know they have to make absolutely certain that traffic is in fact coming to a stop.

to come and visit, live and enjoy the lakes and mountains, make it yours! Until we address the ability to access these local facilities I don't think we should be advertising for more people to come and use them. There are many that are pointing to boats as the major cause of pollution to our local lakes. Article after article appears in this paper trying to make boaters feel guilty of wrecking our drinking water. Today's boat manufactures and owners spend millions of dollars to ensure that our lakes are protected and our boats are not causing pollution. When I spoke with one of the North Okanagan's head water quality

Put a crossing light in there, and as soon as the pedestrian is aware that traffic is attempting to stop, they will start cross the street. Try stopping a loaded highway rig on this down grade at a time when we are experiencing a heavy wet snow squall, and that rig will not be able to come to a controlled stop (within his traffic lane) in less than 100 to 150 meters, because other traffic will have the approach to the crosswalk totally glazed over, by over-braking their vehicles. I know from 30 years of driving around Vernon that the average pedestrian will not wait for traffic to come to a complete stop before they step off the curb. On that steep grade and the weights carried by a loaded B-train (two trailers) it would be totally and utterly suicidal to leave the safety of the sidewalk until all of the downhill traffic has come to a complete stop. Expecting someone late for work to wait until

technicians ,they stated that boating was the least of our worries. Tests for boating pollution are coming back at virtually nil is what they reported. They also stated that there are way bigger and numerous threats to our water supply and that boaters are, "just an easy target." I ask that for the sake of our local economy, that our local governments and other individuals back off on their attacks on the boating industry. I also ask for co-operation and patience from those that live near the lakes and launches. Boating has been a major part of the Okanagan lifestyle for a long time and will not be going away anytime soon. Everyone in this region must work together to come up with better solutions and compromises and not further endanger one of our only remaining industries. The damage that will be done to our economy during the upcoming tourist season will be substantial but hopefully local governments and agencies can work together to fix the problems caused by poor planning in the past and a lack of access to our local lakes. L. Pearson

all the traffic has stopped is about as likely as you being able to walk on water. If the road surface is that slippery the pedestrian would not be able to hurry for risk of slipping and falling in front of a truck that hasn’t stopped, yet. Pedestrian overpasses are used in countless locations in larger communities. Is this onehorse town not big enough or forward thinking enough to recognize the potential for a serious tragedy? As long as the communities to the south of Vernon are growing larger, the danger is going to steadily increase. If the pedestrian controlled system is installed and one of my loved ones is injured or killed at this location, I will be tempted to seek legal advice relative to suing two governments for lack of due diligence, because the hazards of trying to mix vehicle and pedestrian traffic, at street level, at this location, are beyond logic. David S. Lawrence

MAPLE LEAF FOREVER When you are away from home it doesn't get much better than this. Watching the Winter Olympics sitting on the beach with your toes stuck in the sand. It was all brought home to us just how proud we are of being Canadian and what a beautiful country we live in. Congratulations to all our wonderful medal winners and all the participating athletes. What a thrill! What a show! Every bar restaurant and hotel was packed with cheering Canadians, Americans and every other nationality. It brought us all together. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Thank you guys, Thank you Canada! I'm one proud Canadian Snowbird, Maureen McClocklin

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New community association addresses interests RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A Vernon neighbourhood is rallying together over common interests. About 70 residents attended a meeting of the newly formed Foothills Community Association Wednesday. “A lot more people showed up than we expected,” said Wynn Polnicky, with the association. “It shows people are interested and concerned.”

During the meeting, discussions were held with the North Okanagan Regional District over parks and tot lots. “We have no playgrounds for our kids,” said Polnicky. The other primary issue was traffic safety and that was directed towards City of Vernon staff. “There’s speeders on Silver Star Road and pedestrians are unable to cross the road,” said

Polnicky, adding that Phoenix and Foothill roads are also a concern. While part of the city, the Foothills subdivision is surrounded by regional district electoral area. Polnicky believes that has led to some disconnect between city hall and residents. “Some people mentioned the city takes our tax money but doesn’t do much for us because we’re somewhat removed,” he said.

“People sometimes feel we aren’t on the radar.” City staff informed the residents that a neighbourhood plan, which outlines land uses, is moving ahead for the Foothills. “That’s good because that means they’re paying attention to us,” said Polnicky. Polnicky believes the association will lead to Foothills residents working together. “We have volunteers

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No word yet for orchardists RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

It may be some time before cashstrapped orchardists find out if government assistance is available. The B.C. Fruit Growers Association has been told by Agriculture Minister Steve Thomson that he is consulting with the provincial bureaucracy to see if a request for $10 million is possible. Joe Sardinha “He doesn’t have any solid answers for us but he says he’s taking our issues seriously,” said Joe Sardinha, BCFGA president. “There’s a process he has to go through and it could take four to six weeks.” Thomson is also being asked to file a claim with a provincial/federal insurance program.

Sardinha made the requests during a meeting with Thomson March 10 and the association had asked for a response by March 20. Growers have been hit hard by 2009 apple prices being impacted by the high value of the Canadian dollar and foreign competition. The average price for all apple varieties is 13 cents a pound while the cost of production is 22.5 cents. “A lot of growers don’t have any cash to grow this year’s crop,” said Sardinha, adding the recent warm weather has escalated the work schedule on farms. “We’re two to three weeks ahead of last year and that’s compounding the problem.” Sardinha admits that some orchardists will find it frustrating to wait for the government to consider the funding request. “It’s hard to say be patient but we have to be,” he said. “That’s the process we must deal with. Nothing happens at the drop of a hat.”


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Speeders concern residents


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Residents of Westkal Road are calling for tighter parking restrictions and speed bumps to control traffic speeds on their street south of the Kalamalka Country Club. A neighbourhood petition was submitted to the district of Coldstream Jan. 14 highlighting a number of concerns, including the width of the road and parking issues extending to White Rock beach. Council passed a motion to update faded No Parking signs and add No Overnight Parking signs at the Westkal boat launch. There will be no Doug Dirk outright ban on parking by the boat launch. “We’re proposing parking be more restricted,” said Rob Glenesk, Westkal neighbourhood spokesman, adding residents would like some parking spots to remain available at intervals. That may prove difficult as CN Rail owns the land in question. There are also worries about how narrow the road is near the boat launch and residents are hoping all parking space would be removed from that part of the road.

Coun. Doug Dirk said he’s in favour of action if the situation can be fixed with new signs but doesn’t want surveying to be done due to cost and he doesn’t want parking removed altogether. “There’s already parking along there and if we can improve it with signage, fine, but I’m not in favour of surveying. “I’m not in favour of no parking either.” Coldstream director of engineering Alanna Dean pointed out property issues would crop up if CN’s land was altered. “The width of the road needs to be 8.8 metres (to include parking),” she said. “We’d have to dig into an embankment (to add parking there) but we don’t have the authority because it’s CN land.” There have been numerous complaints of speeding in the area on busy beach weekends in the summer months, particularly with new drivers. “Our problem right now is the speeding,” said Glenesk. “Young drivers, maybe because of the beach (being an attraction), are speeding. When we ask them to slow down, it’s aggravating and leads to confrontation.” No speed bumps are planned to be put in. “If anything, we need to get an idea of what those things cost,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. “But I don’t think that’s necessarily the answer, having speed bumps everywhere.”

Council on track for rail line support RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Vernon is joining the fight to keep a transportation route on track. Council is urging the federal government to take over the rail line between Armstrong and Sicamous if a new owner cannot be found. “We want to keep the line open as a corridor,” said Mayor Wayne Lippert. Okanagan Valley Railway stopped operating the 13-kilometre, CPR-owned line last summer. Since then, Grindrod’s Sure Crop Feeds, Rogers Foods in Spallumcheen and Okanagan Fertilizer in Enderby have Tate Bengston depended on transport trucks, increasing their operating costs. Unless a purchaser for the line can be found, there is a concern CP will apply to the Canadian Transportation Agency to abandon the track. “The permanent loss of the short line railway creates spin-off challenges for agricultural producers in the area, many of whom receive feeds, fertilizers, and other materials essential for their operations from businesses affected by the railway closure,” said Tate Bengston, Enderby Chamber of Commerce executive director, in a letter to Vernon council. “This will put local agricultural producers at a competitive disadvantage, which affects the local economy and our food security.” Bengston believes the loss of the railway creates




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A BX resident believes his development plans stand a better chance with Vernon city hall. Paul Cousins has applied to have lots on Herbert Road and Bates Road annexed into the City of Vernon so he can pursue a convenience store, which would include a coffee shop and meeting space. “NORD is in the business of saying no,” said Cousins of why he wants to join the city. The North Okanagan Regional District board refused to rezone the site for a store in February. “More than 100 positive surveys were ignored,” said Cousins, who canvassed the area. While the lots are within NORD’s BX-Silver Star electoral area, they border the city’s Foothills subdivision. “People in the city are closer to my property than anyone on Herbert Road,” he said, adding that a commercial enterprise will benefit the community. The final decision on annexation is up to the provincial government, and even if that occurs, there’s no guarantee the city would approve rezoning and building permits for a convenience store. On Monday, city council received six annexation applications from the BX area — including Cousins — and five were supported in principle. “They all fit really well and there would be benefits to the city,” said Coun. Shawn Lee. “But they would bring pressures as well.”

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Strata development approved for Armstrong ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A new strata development has been given the go-ahead in Armstrong. Council voted unanimously to rezone an Okanagan Street property that will allow Quality First Homes, owners of the property, to construct a nine-lot bare land strata that will feature singlefamily dwellings. “We applied for a couple of small variances that we needed in order to do some things in there because we have an old house that’s staying on the property and we’re subdividing it off,” said Rick Klein of Quality First Homes. “We’re staying on one lot so we needed a couple of changes to be made.” Klein started the process a couple of years ago, but the project stalled due to other business matters and the fact the real estate market in Armstrong died down due to the downturn in

the economy. “Now, the market has picked up a little bit, we managed to get all of our other stuff in order and now we’re able to move back out there,” said Klein of the Okanagan Street development, which is located across the street from the Royal York Golf Course. The existing house will remain R1 residential zoning, while the new development has been given an R3 residential apartment and multifamily dwelling status. Klein said it’s essentially the same as R1, the only difference is the road into the development is owned by his company, not the City of Armstrong. That, said Klein, will allow him to better shape the properties. “The plan is, a few of the lots are smaller, so we’ll put smaller, retirement-style homes, maybe some 1,200 square foot rancher-style homes,”

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The Program is funded by residential garbage customers and is provided on the same day and location as regular garbage pickup. Missed piles not reported to the City within 24 hours after the second week will not be picked up. As the service provides only 10 minutes maximum chipping per customer each week, please observe the following: ★ Do not pile with neighbour’s ★ Do not tie with wire ★ No roots or dirt in the pile ★ Pile thorns separately ★ No branches or tree trunks more than 4” in diameter ★ Stack all prunings with butt ends facing the street or lane Tangled piles or excessive volumes may result in material left behind, therefore property owners can hire a chipper or haul to the landfill. Customers using bin service must make their own arrangements to dispose of prunings. The Greater Vernon Recycling & Disposal Facility (sanitary landfill) is located 6 km south of Vernon off Hwy 97 (120 Birnie Road). Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Tipping fees will be waived for all residential yard and garden waste, including prunings (less than 20 cm in diameter), from March 15 to April 30, 2010. Landfill phone # 250-545-6410.



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Monday April 12, 2010 1:30 pm

Regular (Open) Meeting of Council

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Monday April 12, 2010 5:30 pm

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NOTICE OF PROPERTY DISPOSITION In accordance with Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Vernon intends to dispose of property – Lots 25 & 26, Bl 21, Plan 327, Sec. 34, Tp. 9, ODYD, (2903 28th Street) to 0869733 BC Ltd. (Nixon Wenger LLP), for the purchase price of Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($260,000). Inquiries with respect to this matter may be directed to Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245, or in writing to 3400 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6.

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Trio’s Nepal trek supports jobs BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

A trio of North Okanagan residents will be joining three others from Saskatchewan in a trek across Nepal to support job creation for women in that country. Sharon Ferguson-Hood, minister at Vernon’s Trinity United Church, will lead Vernon’s Pam Jenkins and Armstrong’s Rod Gilmer and three acquaintances from Saskatoon in a journey through one of the world’s most mountainous regions starting April 12. Before they leave, they’ll be collecting gear and funds to give to 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, a Nepalese venture that shows local women how to lead hiking tours. “They train women in Nepal to be guides and porters, which is cutting edge,” said Ferguson-Hood. “And they advocate for fair wages.” The group of trekkers is getting some sponsorship from Valhalla Pure Outfitters who are supplying hiking shoes for the Nepalese women to use in their training and work. Ferguson-Hood says the people she’s taken on past treks, which she calls “a spiritual pilgrimage,” usually feel the biggest impression upon entering Kathmandu, the country’s biggest city. “I think just the impact of arriving in Kathmandu, a city of two million and there’s cows in the streets and cats and dogs,” said Ferguson-Hood. “It’s teeming with life.” It will be the fifth time Ferguson-Hood has led a trek through the region. She has been connected

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f you are holding back and still paying rent, this is the time to â&#x20AC;&#x153;move on.â&#x20AC;? Five percent down payments are still allowed. Interest rates are at an historic low. Prices in our area have not yet started to rise. Selection of homes is good, although I do see early signs of lack of availability in certain price ranges and certain types of housing. That factor is usually the first sign that price increases could soon follow. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy is showing steady signs of growth. Jane Field In my opinion, this is an ideal time to buy real estate. If you are buying your first home, you can withdraw up to $25,000 from your RRSP to use as a down payment. That amount is equal to five percent down on a $500,000 purchase. In our area $500,000 buys a lot of house! Probably more than you need. You can buy a good home for much less and therefore you could elect to take less out of your RRSP. Of course, you will have to pay back your RRSP over time to use this program. If you buy a home at $425,000 or less and it is your first home,


you are not required to pay the property transfer tax. Considering that tax is one per cent on the first $200,000 and two per cent on the balance, it means a considerable saving to the first-time home buyer. Some lenders will even provide you with the down payment. In return they loan to you at the posted rate (today that is 5.25 per cent) or a little more and lock you into your mortgage for five, sometimes seven years. Prices donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to rise much at all, over those five-to-seven years, to more than pay you back. Paying rent for that same time period is simply money gone with nothing to show for it. This would be the time to either call the banker who knows you best or your chosen realtor. Your realtor can provide a list of lenders and/or mortgage brokers whom they know to be good at what they do. This spring could well be a narrow window of opportunity. It may be best to act now, rather than hesitate and later wish you had. Jane Field works with RE/MAX Vernon. Jane has 35 years experience in the Real Estate business. To suggest topics for future articles or to ask Jane questions, email her at or call 5033755. Previous articles published in the Morning Star appear on Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

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The North Okanagan Regional Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard composter sale is back. The pre-sale for the subsidized, backyard composters runs until April 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Residents that pre-order their composter are guaranteed to get one,â&#x20AC;? said Karmen Morgan, waste reduction co-ordinator. The pre-sale price for the Earth Machines is $35, and they can be pre-ordered at the NORD office on Aberdeen Road in Coldstream. The regular sale takes place April 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the units sell out) in the NORD parking lot. The Karmen Morgan day of sale price is $40. Pre-ordered Earth Machines are available for pick up on April 24 only. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know the interest in composting is growing in the region and are happy to make the composters available at a low price,â&#x20AC;? said Morgan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing a pre-sale this year to make sure those residents who want a composter, get one.â&#x20AC;? Compostable materials comprise upwards of 50 per cent of an average householdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refuse. Composting is one way to significantly reduce this waste going into landfills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Removing kitchen waste cuts down on the amount of garbage produced from a household, and the nutrient-rich soil amendment can be a


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Denver drains Vipers in triple OT Vees extend season after Game 5 thriller GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

The Penticton Vees spoiled what probably should have been a hometown celebration for the Vernon Vipers Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Trailing by a pair of goals after 40 minutes in Game 5 of the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference final, Penticton collected three unanswered goals to prolong their season with a hard-fought 3-2 triple overtime win before 2,815 fans at Wesbild Centre. With his club’s season on the line, Denver Manderson potted the winner at 7:14, picking the top corner on netminder Graeme Gordon, who lost track of the puck behind the net and couldn’t recover in time when Beau Bennett fed the Vees’ captain a sneaky backdoor pass. “I think I’m almost too tired that I don’t remember (the goal),” joked Manderson. “They had the long change so they had some guys out there still penalty killing. I think they were a little tired and Bennett did his little pretend to go behind the net and throw it back. Luckily I put it in, I almost screwed it up.” The Vees trailed Vernon 3-2 in the best-ofseven series heading into Game 6 Saturday night at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. With the Vees understaffed and battling injuries, Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner said fatigue might yet play a part in the series. “Give them credit, they’re not going to go away. They’re a little bit shortstaffed over there, and the one positive is it was a long game so hopefully we can come out with some real good jump (Saturday),” he said. If necessary, Game 7 would go Sunday (7 p.m.) at Wesbild. Fans were treated to a lively game featuring stel— Denver lar goaltending, particularly from Sean Bonar, who kept Penticton alive with a 61-save, second star performance. Bonar seemed to get better as the game wore on, denying David Robinson on a gorgeous three-way passing play with linemates Bradem Pimm and Mike Collins midway through the third period. He got a little luck in the second OT, as he got just enough


Vernon Viper forward Braden Pimm tries to retain puck possession as Vees’ defenceman Bo Dolan ties him up during Game 5 of the BCHL Interior Conference final Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Denver Manderson collected the winner in triple overtime to force Game 6, which went Saturday night in Penticton. of Adam Thompson’s point blast to get a deflection off the crossbar. Gordon needed to be sharp early in the third OT when Garret Milan cruised in alone after Viper d-man Curtis Gedig blew a wheel at the blueline. The Vipers got off to a great start as rookie Dylan Walchuk posted his first-ever BCHL playoff goal five minutes into the first period. His linemate, Jonathan Milhouse, used a burst of speed to break up middle, testing Bonar with a hard snapshot. Walchuk was Manderson there to corral the rebound, turning and firing far side. “We’re just battling hard, getting pucks to the net and things are going our way,” said Walchuk, on playing with Milhouse and Bryce Kakoske. “Every guy worked hard tonight. We did everything to win that game, but Penticton played a solid game too. A couple bad bounces for us and we couldn’t bury our

“I think I’m almost too tired that I don’t remember.”

chances, and Penticton made a nice play to score.” Cole Ikkala made it 2-0 Vernon late in the second period, following up on Robbie Short’s breakaway attempt to chip a loose puck over Bonar. Short burned by defenceman Luke Curadi, who got caught flatfooted at the blueline, to start the play. Ikkala, a Philadelphia product, had pretty much hit the erase button on Game 5 by the time he left Wesbild that night. “Not the result we wanted, but as a team we played well. Give them credit, they’ve got a good goalie, a good team. We weren’t expecting it to be easy, and the good thing is we can bounce back. “It’s not frustrating, it just comes down to bearing down on our chances. If we don’t, that’s obviously the outcome we’ll get. We’ll just learn from it and hopefully put our bounces in tomorrow.” Vernon dominated the second frame, outshooting Penticton 13-3, but the visitors

came alive early in the final period when they created a turnover behind the Vipers’ net. The puck made its way back to Beau Bennett, who unleashed a wrister through a screen to beat Gordon from the high slot. Penticton’s Joey Holka silenced the Wesbild crowd later in the period as he fired blindly from behind the goaline, banking his shot off Gordon’s leg to force OT. Said Vees’ head coach Fred harbinson: “I thought it was a really gritty performance... being down 2-0 in Vernon against a great Vernon team and our guys didn’t quit. I thought we got better in the third period and beyond. “Sean Bonar was outstanding and our best players made some big plays. Our captain finished it off with a great overtime goal. “The biggest thing we’re excited about is that we get to extend this season for at least another day. We get to come home and give our fans another game at home.”

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KEVIN PARNELL 1,720 and Langley third at 1,656. Black Press Sports Grisdale is highly impressed with the talent KELOWNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The level of the final-four playoff teams. Okanagan Sun have â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a pretty darn good game. The top four signed a receiver teams in the league are in the Conference Finals and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of what you expect when you start from the Chilliwack Huskers. the playoffs but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never sure if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to Phil Eash, a happen.â&#x20AC;? Mission, B.C. native is As for head shots and cheap shots, Grisdale said the four western junior A leagues are meeting entering his final season in the BCFC and and working on a document to target such hits. is coming off an excelâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see any player come into lent year. our league and get injured. We want to be preDespite the Huskers emptive. If we can do something now, our four western leagues will be a leader in this sort of offence struggling in thing. We may not see any in this series, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve 2009, Eash finished seen them throughout the year.â&#x20AC;? ninth in BCFC receivFormerly in energy company and arena maning, making 24 catches agement, Grisdale is having a blast in his ninth for 464 yards and one season as BCHL boss. touchdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love junior A hockey. I love what it brings. Eash says there I really love the interaction with our community is one reason for and governors and fans. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m been a staunch suphis move from the porter of the B.C. Hockey League for a long time. Huskers to the Sun: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Like any job, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the administrative want to win a champipart, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got things that you like and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t onship,â&#x20AC;? he said. like, but you take the good with the bad and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had three all about moving the league ahead and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what years in Chilliwack weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do.â&#x20AC;? and they are continuâ&#x2013; Matt Hughes, 30, took the high road after ing to move forward, being fired by the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess anytime you get fired, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of a will contend this year, surprise but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t totally out of left field,â&#x20AC;? he so I decided to make a told Black Press Sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I appreciate the opportumove.â&#x20AC;? nity that was given to me; I would have liked an Another reason opportunity to see it out.â&#x20AC;? for his move is Howie The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Backs went 29-25-3-3 but stumbled into Zaron, the Sun directhe playoffs, eliminated in the first round by the tor of player perQuesnel Millionaires. sonnel. Zaron was â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all have to take some blame and I said Eashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach in Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a lot of blame for this,â&#x20AC;? said GM Rylan Chilliwack for the past Ferster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is a real unfair business too three years. at times.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an Ferster, who plans to return as head coach, informed Hughes of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision last week. easy decision leaving Chilliwack, but him â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never feel good when you see another being in the Okanagan coach lose their job,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You certainly feel definitely made the for that guy no matter what level.â&#x20AC;? move an easier one,â&#x20AC;? Ferster was fired after his first stint as Salmon said Eash. Armâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach at the end of the 2004 season Eash is a 5-foot-11, and he said that was easier to take than telling Hughes what was happening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the hardest things Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to be a part of in hockey, to be on that side of the desk,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being on this side is really difficult.â&#x20AC;? Time: 6 AM to 9 AM

Kings push Dawgs to Game 7 Morning Star Staff

The Powell River Kings just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away. After surrendering three straight games to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in their best-of-seven B.C. Hockey League Coastal Conference final, the Kings have rallied with backto-back wins to force Game 7, which went Saturday night at Weyerhauser Arena in Port Alberni. With the game scoreless after 40 minutes, the host Kings got third-period offence from Chad Niddery, Mitch Labreche (powerplay winner) and Mat Bodie, on an empty-netter with 24 seconds remaining, to earn a 3-1 decision over the Dawgs in Game 6 Friday night

at the Recreation Complex. Labreche added a pair of helpers in support of first star netminder Josh Watson, who recorded 27 saves. Mitch MacMillan handled the Bulldogs' attack, assisted by Kevin Ross and David Dziurzynski. Alberni Valley netminder Frank Slubowski (second star) was busy in facing 37 Powell River shots. The Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trent Dorais, a Vernon product, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dressed since Game 1 of the series. The winner of this series will meet either the Vernon Vipers or Penticton Vees in the Fred Page Cup final, starting Friday in the Interior.

220-pound receiver who describes his game as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;possession receiver, I catch anything that you throw to me basically. Added Sun head coach Pete McCall: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Howie had recruited Phil to play in Chilliwack, and he had spoken very highly of him and what he can do on the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not always comfortable with taking a player from another team. But I think here is a situation where a kid had a good relationship with his coach, and his coach has moved on so he wants to follow him and be a part of

this as well. From what Howie has told me, he has some good hands and is a big strong receiver who can block and make that possession catch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can definitely use somebody like that; his experience can be something we count on this season.â&#x20AC;? Eash said he is excited to be part of the Sun tradition.



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ohn Grisdale took the university route to the NHL so heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been stoked seeing a handful of B.C. Hockey League grads sign pro contracts in the last two weeks. I sat beside the former Vancouver Canuck and Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman during the second intermission of the Vipers-Vees playoff game Wednesday night at the stunning South Okanagan Events Centre. A graduate of the Michigan Tech Huskies, Grisdale is commissioner of the 17-team BCHL, known as the top junior A league in the nation. Former Vipers Hunter Bishop (Montreal) and Aaron Volpatti (Vancouver) Kevin Mitchell last week joined Zac Dalpe (Carolina), Lee Baldwin (NY Rangers) and Josh Lunden (Phoenix) as BCHL alumni earning NHL deals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the things our league strives to do is give players a chance to develop late and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another example,â&#x20AC;? said Grisdale, 61. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great news.â&#x20AC;? The BCHL has a record number of players secure NCAA university scholarships each year, and a few get plucked in the NHL entry draft. Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; head coach/GM Mark Ferner, who took the major junior journey to the show, says the draft does not guarantee youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a sure thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because you get drafted doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to play,â&#x20AC;? said Ferner â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good enough, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to find you, so just continue to work hard and put yourself in those situations where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be identified.â&#x20AC;? Grisdale, like most hockey observers, feels the BCHL is getting quicker by the week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the NHL, the games we watch on television are any indication, the athletes are getting better so it translates right down to junior A hockey and certainly weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing the recognition of the players getting signed to pro contracts so we must be doing something right.â&#x20AC;? Grisdale, who played alongside Harold Snepsts, Dennis Kearns and Lars Lindgren during his last season (1978-79) with the Canucks, wants to see the league improving its product in all 17 markets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certainly, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some work to do in our franchises. Our attendance is down a bit this year so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re undergoing on developing some standards to raise the profile of all of our teams. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very, very optimistic about the continued growth of our league. These are tough economic teams but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased with where our governors are and our franchises are.â&#x20AC;? Vernon led the league with an average attendance of 2,004 per game. Penticton was second at

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The Revelstoke Grizzlies were looking to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title on the road Saturday night. Troy Mick’s Grizzlies clipped the Nelson Leafs 3-2 Thursday night before 600 fans at the Revelstoke Forum, taking a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series. Revelstoke played the Leafs Saturday night in Nelson. A Game 6, if required, goes tonight in Revelstoke. Jakob Reichert, Brendan Burge and Faiz Khan, with the winner midway through the third period, scored for the Grizzlies. Tyler Parfeniuk and Michael Spring replied for the Leafs. Revelstoke outshot Nelson 34-32. The series winner advances to the provincial Cyclone Taylor Cup, starting next Thursday in Parksville.

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The Fulton Maroons enjoyed a thundering start to the Okanagan Senior AA Boys Rugby League with a 55-0 mauling of the Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton Thursday at Grahame Park. Tenacious tackling and quick ball from the forwards in the rucks was a constant for the Maroons. The backs had plenty of feeds and made the most of it with tries scored by Dalton Anderson (adding to the numerous tries he scored on a recent tour in Argentina), Brad Sarazin, Kris Sanders and rookie Grade 12 Usman Raza. “The forwards, led by tackling machine, Jesse Lochhead, added their own tries with Ben Olson and Cam Day plowing over the try line,” said Fulton head coach Rick Smith. “The Maroons have quite a few things to work out at practice to prepare for some

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Youth bowlers roll zone medals The Lincoln Lanes duo of Raylee Bergen and Dawson Barker topped the Bantam division with an impressive 131 pins over average at the Youth Bowling Doubles Zone Finals at Bowlertime in Kamloops. Finishing fourth in the Bantam class (ages 8-10) with 110 POA was the pairing of Tess Nuyens and Jessica Laraway. Ethan Eisenhauer and Miika Isnardy earned eighth place with 62 POA. In Junior action (ages 11-13),

Erin Sakamoto teamed up with Tyler Droder to earn gold with 215 POA. Taylor Falconer and Chase Bonneau grabbed fifth, followed by Jonathan Grant and Kevyn Hoggard in seventh. In the Senior division (ages 14-18), Kaitlyn Milsted and Brittany Adams claimed bronze with 40 POA. To advance to zones, Lincoln Lanes teams competed in a six-week qualifying round, with only the top three earning a place in the three-round, pins over average tourney.

U14s squad falls in exhibition Morning Star Staff

Vernon U14 bowed 1-0 to the Kelowna A boys Rep side in exhibition soccer action Tuesday night at the Capital News Centre outdoor field in Kelowna. Both sides started cautiously before Kelowna started to move the ball with some precision passing, but had a hard time penetrating the inside Vernon defensive core. However, about 20 minutes in, Kelowna broke the code and rung one off the Vernon crossbar.

The half proceeded with more Kelowna pressure and a few offensive sparks by Vernon. Kelowna scored 15 minutes into the second half on a textbook cross, followed with a header into the Vernon net. Vernon then enjoyed five solid offensive surges but the Kelowna keeper and defence were up for the challenge. Left defender Liam Curran was named Man-of-the-Match for Vernon.

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Silvertips slam Rockets Morning Star Staff

Tyler Maxwell collected a pair of goals, including one shorthanded, to lead the host Everett Silvertips in a 4-0 stuffing of the Kelowna Rockets in Game 5 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series Friday night at the Event Centre. The Rockets, who recorded backto-back wins in Games 3 and 4 at Prospera Place, trail the ‘Tips 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 went

Saturday night at Prospera. Maxwell needed just 60 seconds to solve Rocket netminder Mark Guggenberger in the first period, asssited by Rasmus Rissanen. Second-period goals by Daniel Iwanski and Maxwell put Everett in full control, with Shane Harper icing the game on a powerplay early in the third period. Kent Simpson made 21 stops for the shutout.

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“Everything wants to eat you and kill you. Even the plants touch you,” said Garneau. “It was six days in the Amazon. I once thought, ‘Who the heck would do that?’ and then a year-and-ahalf later, I was at the start wondering the same thing.” She covered the first 15-km in two hours and 26 minutes, facing swamps, highly humid weather, a river crossing full of anacondas and piranhas, and a steep climb into the jungle. “The jungle is spectacular. There are huge snake pits everywhere. A plant touched me on day one and my arm was swollen. Then I was stung by a wasp and I couldn’t bend my arm. Ten minutes later I got stung on my neck. There were fire ants everywhere. Everything is dangerous.” Thankfully, she said there were “fantastic medic teams” on the site. Racers slept in hammocks with mosquito nets and used lukewarm water to bathe. They were covered in dirt and cuts as they finished each portion. “They (medics) think they’re coming to fix blisters, but you should see what they have to do. I broke two toes and I felt lucky because people were way worse. The carnage out there was crazy.” Garneau wore shorts and a tank top and was one of the top finishers each day. “I trained harder than ever for this. I biked to Silver Star (Mountain Resort) every day. I used mental imagery and left all my fears behind. I wouldn’t tell anyone to run this race.” Day five was the big killer, a

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BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS MARCH 24 Beavers 14 Vikings 9 Beavers goals: Steve Kelly (6+1), Cory Hewko (4+1), Kent Connors (2+1), George Agar (1+2), Matt Rysen Goalie: Tory Cerney Vikes goals: Kent VanVliet (2G), Jeff Donnelly (1+3), Harley Toews (2G), Neil Catt, Matt VanDelft, Darren Veenendaal Goalie: Rob Veenendaal Northgate Auto 11 Mudsharks 6 Northgate goals: Shawn Bourgeois (3+1), Curtis Gobbett (2+1), Brad Wick (2+1), Rich Haldane (1+3), Mitch Clark, Dave Brown Goalie: Bruce Shaw Mudsharks goals: Steve Ensing (2+2), Andre Lodder, Shawn Lodder, Gregg Douma, Ray Vanderhorst Goalie: Steve Gutknecht MARCH 23 Mudsharks 12 Sun Dial 8 Mudsharks goals: Steve Ensing (4+2), Ryan Vanveen (3+1), Andrew Lodder (2+4), Shawn Lodder (2+1), Ray Vanderhorst Goalie: Steve Gutknecht Sun Dial goals: Scott Wallace (4+1), Teagan Blair (2+1), Mel Frank, Josh Taylor Goalie: Jesse Hunter Ice Hounds 12 Nolan Mechanical 7 Hounds goals: John Moesker (4+1), Brent Gennings (3G), Jason Deboersap (2+4), Mike Vanveldhuisen, Matt Litzenberger Goalie: Jeff Gaudette Nolan goals: Niko Siedmann (3+2), Greg Colley (2+1), Shadd Nolan, Brent Helland Goalie: Brad Lauridson (1A) MARCH 22 Chiefs 24 Silver Star 12 Chiefs goals: Brett Heitman (7+2), Dalaney Halifax (6+2), Steve Vallier (4+3), Corey Massie (3+4), Colin Fitzgerald (2+3) Goalie: Steve Clark Silver Star goals: Corey Webb (4+2), Dave Gillespie (3G), Rene Mailloux (1+4), Don Malakoff (1+2), Chad Rachwalski Goalie: Jamie Bond

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NOTEBOOK BASKETBALL - Tryouts for the U15 boys regional Okanagan North basketball team go April 3-4 from noon-4 p.m. at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. For more information, visit or e-mail: GARAGE SALE - The Silver Star Freestyle Club is holding a huge â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Everything But Ski Sport Swap & Saleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Saturday, April 10 at Seaton School Gym, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Items related to golf, camping, water sports, ďŹ shing, baseball, hockey, soccer, racket sports, lacrosse, running and cycling will be accepted Friday, April 9 from 4-8 p.m. HOCKEY - The Okanagan Training Rink is holding a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-on-3 league from April 5-May 10, with 10 guaranteed games and playoffs. Call 549-7468 or e-mail Mike Burke at HOCKEY - The Okanagan Training Rink is

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MARCH 24, B&E and theft from a residence in the 900 block of Mallory Road in Enderby. The front door was kicked in, and a digital picture frame, a guitar, some jewelry and several dollars in coins were stolen. (10-5634) MARCH 24,theft from a vehicle in the 3000 block of 30th Avenue. The owner reported he had axes, power saws and a sledge hammer stolen from the back of his truck. (10-5632) MARCH 23, theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of 43rd Avenue. Entry gained through a window. Approximately 20 CDs in a Case Logic case, a pair of TIG welding gloves, a pair of Harley Davidson riding gloves and a Tracfone cell phone were stolen. (10-5545) MARCH 22, theft of a 2009 Giant Boulder mountain bike, red and black in colour. It was locked up in a compound in the 3400 block of 30th Avenue when it was stolen. (10-5519) MARCH 21, theft of a forest green BMX bike with orange pedals from the area of the Best Western Vernon Lodge, The bike was locked up and the suspects cut the lock off and stole it. (10-5451) MARCH 21, theft from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Highway 6. A window was broken and a purse containing ID and personal items was stolen. (10-5444)

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following people wanted on province-wide warrants in B.C. and Alberta. ■ Drew Robert Stowell, 46, is wanted on province-wide warrants in B.C. and Alberta for theft under $5,000 and failure to attend court. Stowell is described as a Caucasian male, six-foot tall and weighs 181 poundss with brown hair and blue eyes. Stowell ■ Desiree Ina Dulyk, 46, is wanted in B.C. for assault and a breach of an undertaking. Dulyk is described as a Caucasian female, five-footsix and weighs 146 pounds with blue eyes and blond/ brown hair. ■ Robert Gordon Heltman, 19, is wanted in B.C. for a breach of an undertaking, Dulyk assault, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. Heltman is described as a Caucasian male, six-foot-three and weighs 166 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with any information as to where these three people can be located to contact them at 1-800-222-8477. Heltman Police advise the public not to approach any of the three suspects. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest, and for information that leads to the recovery of stolen property or drugs.

MARCH 21, theft of a dark blue BMX Haro series III bike in the 3900 block of 32nd Street. The bike was locked to a sign post when the lock was cut off and the bike was stolen. (10-5438) MARCH 20, theft of a 12-foot aluminum Sea King boat. It has the name “LiL Nimpf” stenciled on the hull. It was stolen from the 8700 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (10-5361)

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South could have survived by winning with his ace.) Four hearts, though, also looked fine. However, after taking the first trick on the board and calling for a trump, East did brilliantly, playing his king. And when he held the trick, he returned a diamond for West to ruff. West then cashed his heart ace and exited with a spade. He had to score the club king later to set the contract. That was razzle-dazzle defense, but before playing a trump, declarer should have taken his three spade tricks to eliminate West’s safe exit. West still gets his ruff and cashes the heart ace, but then he must either lead a club away from his king into South’s ace-queen, or concede a

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Naomi Cochrane beat cancer. Twice. The first time was almost 30 years ago when she became the first person to have an adult bone marrow transplant in Western Canada. She was told that she would never have any children because of the intense radiation therapy but went on to have Lance, 22, the first child in the world born to a mother after intensive irradiation, and Olivia, 18. Cochrane organized a golf tournament to raise money for cancer in 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her transplant. The diagnosis of a second cancer came as a shock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first time, I thought I wanted to live to have kids. Now, I want to have grandkids. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not ready to die yet. I was really scared,â&#x20AC;? she said. In 2009, Cochrane had surgery for cholangio carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer, and had four of eight liver lobes removed. Her liver is now regenerating and she is now back at work as a geriatric social worker, a job she loves. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrating her survival by raising funds to help cancer research by supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). Her first project is Be a Dancer for Cancer April 10 with music by Kath and the Tomkats at The Hangar. Cochrane has also decided to join the Team In Training, a fundraising program of LLSC to complete her first half marathon and raise at least $5,000. She will take part in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 2 with her daughter. The rest of the family is also supporting her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day, I recognize and celebrate the incredible gift of life. I have lived through another serious incident of health. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so grateful. How can someone be so fortunate? When I consider those who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive their fight against cancer, I feel compelled â&#x20AC;&#x201D; need â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to pay forward,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of challenge and responsibility in being a survivor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gift and I want to be a symbol of hope. Whatever we are going through in life, we still get to pick


Naomi Cochrane will be raising money for her half-marathon for cancer research with Be a Dancer for Cancer with Kath and the Tomkats April 10. how we are going to look at it. I know it sounds crazy but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful I had cancer twice. I hope I can do some public speaking about it later on.â&#x20AC;? The LLSC is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to support Canadian cancer research cancer research to find the cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and provide public education and

patient services. Tickets for Be a Dancer for Cancer are $20 each and are limited to 150, available at Interior Gift Gallery and Bean To Cup. Virtually all the proceeds will go to LLSC as the Cochranes bought the services of the band in a silent auction, plan to cover refreshments and get donations of items from local businesses for a silent auction.

The venue is being donated. To buy tickets or make a merchandise donation, call 250-307-2245 or 250-307-1336. To support Cochrane in the half marathon see www. The dance is April 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Hangar, The Army, Navy, Air Force Club, 2500-26 Ave. Vernon. Designated drivers available.


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from donations made by club members and/ or from monies realized from club activities during the year such as pancake breakfasts. This year, a further donation was made by the Neufeld family â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wife Rae, daughter Patti DeBoer, and son David â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to assist in the continuance of the award. To honour Neufeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory and to provide an appropriate footnote to the day, four members

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t’s 5:30 on a chilly December evening. The founding members of “Who Sits Around the Kitchen Table?” food sovereignty coalition gather at the Qwemtsin Health community kitchen. There is an excited buzz in the air. The cozy kitchen atmosphere is a welcome reprieve from a crisp winter’s eve. As the meeting gets underway, a pot of stone soup is set to simmer, each member having added an ingredient. The group is in for a treat; someone Ellen Duncan added canned deer meat to the pot. On this day, plans for a community driven farmers’ market are hatched and a recipe for success is written. The vision is to create a venue for community members to share their harvest, large or small, and to inspire action for the preservation of traditional plants.


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vendors in the art of clever display techniques. The cheerful atmosphere is infectious. The turnout is modest, but magic happens when a handful of community members are brave enough to build momentum. What treasures might you find at the Tk’emlups Farmers’ Market? You could get lucky and bring home a bunch of Chioggia beets — a delicious heirloom variety. Inspired by the discovery‚ a beautiful meal would come together in no time, with new potatoes, colourful Swiss chard, and candy-cane beets as the centrepiece. Perhaps next year you will find yourself adding heritage seeds to your garden, supporting a movement to preserve a rich history of agriculture. Keep your eyes and ears open for a farmers’ market held near you. Be part of something special. Celebrate local producers and the legacy they preserve. For more information on nutrition month please go to Ellen Duncan is a registered dietitian.

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Community Calendar MARCH 28

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LIFE IN PALESTINE An Eyewitness Account by Johann Funk, moderated by Chris Harwood-Jones. Come to be informed about this critical situation in a critical part of the world. March 28 from 7 – 9 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. Sponsored by KAIROS, Vernon. Everyone welcome. LUMBY SPRING MARKET March 28, Whitevalley Community Centre, 2250 Shields, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Donations to the food bank accepted. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB SUNDAY HIKE First hike of 2010 season March 28 at Predator Ridge. Meet at Vernon library parking lot at 10 a.m. Above-ankle hiking boots a must. For more information, call Colette at 250-542-1614. FORESTERS WINFIELD BRANCH Regular meeting March 28 at 2:30 in the Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. For info. call Marshall 250-503-1639. ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 General meeting March 28, 1 p.m., kitchen open. OKANAGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETS March 28, 1:30 p.m., Enderby Museum, 901 George St (Hwy 97A). Armstrong-Enderby Branch meeting. Guest speaker Pat Stroulger will share his memories of his family and his businesses in Springbend and Enderby. Everyone welcome. THE OKANAGAN CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING AGM Annual General Meeting March 28 at 1 p.m., 2913-29 Ave, Vernon. Call 250-549-4399 for more information. METIS WOMEN MEET March 28 at 2 p.m., Vernon Metis office, 2913 B - 29th Ave. Call Sandy at 558-0370. DOG’O’POGO AGILITY FUN MATCH March 28, Agriplex, IPE grounds. Starts 8:30 a.m. with the first dog on the line and going until 4 - 4:30 until the last dog runs. Plan to come out and watch this fun filled, fast paced dog sport with all types, and all sizes of dogs running from pre-starters to masters level. Come out for some laughs and to cheer us on! PUBLIC SKATING AT WESBILD CENTRE Family skate: Sundays 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Public skate: Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. AA MEETS SUNDAYS Simple reflections group (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave, Vernon. Cherryville 2-4 meeting (H). Open meeting at Gospel Church, Aumond Road, Cherryville. Meets every second and fourth Sunday, 3 p.m. Into Action Step Group (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). Armstrong Pleasant Valley Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Sunday night recovery group (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays. Also meets at 5:45 a.m., Tuesdays at Bagel Lane and Thursdays at Bean Scene. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for info. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall on Kalamalka Road. For information, see www. THE VERNON POKER CLUB Meets at Checkers Pub, Best Western Vernon Lodge Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Drop-in fee is $5; $2 for members. All Texas hold’em players welcome to come and develop your skills, in a live game and network with other players in a friendly, non-gambling, educational, tournament style format. Any questions, contact Mark at 250-542-9448. THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pool room and coffee shop open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

ecreation Service’s tennis lessons have undergone major changes since last year and we are looking forward to unveiling them all with our first lessons of the year for both kids and adults starting April 12 and 13. Our lesson sets are now utilizing the same progressive training system used in our very popular Recskate Program. Each level will target specific areas of the game that will help you on your quest to becoming a better player. We will use progress cards to measure your success in each of the targeted areas and once completed, you will move onto the next level. So, dust off those racquets and come on out and give it a try. For more information on tennis lessons or any other programs, please call 545-6035 and if you’d like to register, please visit us in person at the Recreation Centre or Wesbild Centre or visit us online at


MARCH 29 THE VERNON & DISTRICT SPCA AGM Annual general meeting March 29 at 5 p.m. at the shelter, 4800 Haney Rd. For more information, call the SPCA at 250-549-7297. SETTING UP TRUST FUND: LOVED ONE WITH DISABILITY Geoffrey White, a lawyer with a practice that focuses on estate, tax and charity law, will provide information about trusts and the new Registered Disability Savings Plan March 31 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the People Place, room 003, 340227th Ave. Information session is free, but you must register before March 29 by contacting Dianne at 250-260-3233 or as seating is limited. OKANAGAN COLLEGE: THE INSTITUTE LUNCH & LEARN “Tips and Techniques for Classroom Instruction” (film) with Rob Kjarsgaard who will lead a discussion on teaching techniques and present an update on the ILLT. Kalamalka Campus. March 29 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Lecture Theatre. Free lecture and parking in student parking lot. All welcome! Bring your bag lunch and learn! LATE FRENCH IMMERSION Registration is now on for the 2010/11 program at Harwood elementary school, for those students who are currently in Grade 5. A parent information evening will be held March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Harwood library. For more info., call the school at 250-542-5385. VERNON RETIRED TEACHERS’ LUNCHEON March 29, from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Schubert Centre. Members $12, guests $15. Guest presenters: Kalamalka Caring Clowns. SOLD Meets March 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the People Place, room 06 downstairs. Dr.Dave Kennedy will speak on “The War on Drugs, Drug prohibition and the Need for Reform.” Visitors and new members welcome. For information, call Nadine at 250-459-1479. VERNON OLD TIME FIDDLERS: NEW FIDDLERS WANTED Young or old, beginners or experienced, next practice March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Halina Centre in the card room. Contact Mary at 545 - 5831 or Pauline at 546 - 3876 for details. Additional practices to be held April 19 and May 3. New members welcome! OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ March 29, movie night at Towne Cinema, Vernon Film Society’s Broken Embraces, 5:15 p.m. Meet in the foyer. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 if attending, so seats can be saved. Tickets are $6. FREE FAMILY FUN ON THE WOW BUS! Parents, caregivers and children not yet in kindergarten are invited to our free Mobile Strong Start programs. Drop in to listen to stories; get moving with music; enjoy healthy snacks; and to play and learn together. All families in our community are welcome to visit any of the following Strong Start locations: Mondays, 8:30-11:30 at Ellison school; Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30 at Mission Hill school and 1 to 4 p.m. at Head of the Lake Health Unit; Fridays, 8:15-11:00 at Cherryville school and Fridays, 12:00-2:30 at Whitevalley Community Centre/library. For more info., visit VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS Mondays from 7-9

p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome. Listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla, 250-546-3192 for info. VERNON BADMINTON CLUB MEETS Every Monday at 7:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Coldstream elementary gym. New members welcome. Call Kal at 250-260-1692. INDEPENDENT LIVING VERNON Hosts a youth support group for people with physical, mental or developmental disabilities called Youth Opportunities Unlimited, aka YOU Group, and open to all youth ages 15 to 29. Group runs all year, Vernon People Place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays for Lifestyle Skills and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. for free recreational time. No fees to join or requirements, other than having a disability. Call Crystal at 250-545-9292, ext. 204, for more information or e-mail MONDAY NIGHT MEN’S GROUP An opportunity for men to share visions and find deeper meaning through modern ritual based on ancient wisdom. Meets at 7 p.m., at the Centre for Spiritual Living, 2913-29th Ave. Call 503-7902. AA MEETINGS ON MONDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave., Vernon. Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Cornerstone Group (X). Men’s Closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. New Life Group (H), open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Cherryville Grapevine meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd., Cherryville. (H) Handic. Access (X) No Handic. Access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. THE ENDERBY CLIFF QUILTERS MEET The first, third and fifth Monday of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 5 p.m. Many of us are working on quiltas-you-go projects, but you are welcome to bring your own project to work on. Quilters of all levels welcome. For more info., call June at 250-838-5655 or Sonja at 250-838-0685. COUNTERPOINT CHOIR whose motto is “Sing with joy; perform with pleasure and have fun while learning!” is an adult mixed choir recruiting new members. Rehearsals at Knox Presbyterian Church. For more info. and vocal placement interview call Coreen Smith at 250-549-4339 e-mail to MONDAY NIGHT TOASTMASTERS Meets in the Schubert Center at 7:30 p.m. Come and visit us to find out how learning can be fun. For more info. contact Barb at 250-542-0925. FREE FENCING! Want to try a new sport? No experience or equipment needed. Appropriate for anyone ages eight and up (including adults). Mondays at 6:25 p.m., Hillview elementary gym. Please bring indoor shoes and running pants (no jeans please). Please call Matt for more details 306-9253.

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Community Calendar MARCH 30 SOUP’S ON March 30, Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. Soup served from noon - 1 p.m., $5 includes dessert, coffee and door prizes. Bake sale by the Lavington Ladies Workgroup. A fundraiser for our various charities. Everyone welcome! VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Curator’s tour March 30, noon. Join us the gallery for this tour of the exhibitions. For more information, please call 250-545-3173. IDEAS CAFE Stop by the Talkin’ Donkey Cafe March 30 at 7 p.m. for a moderated philosophical discussion. It’s a new topic every month and admission is free with the purchase of a drink or snack.

SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Tuesdays it’s snooker from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Annual membership fee is $12. For more info., call Joy at 250546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! We also have Texas Hold’em Poker every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Newcomers please arrive at 6:30 p.m. for registration. Experience not necessary; we will teach you! We play for points, not money! You don’t have to be a legion member to play, but if you would like to become a member, we would like to talk to you! Call 250-542-2696 for more info. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Red Barn, Polson Mall. ABORIGINAL PARENTS AS LITERACY SUPPORTERS APALS helps family members and caregivers support their preschool or kindergarten-aged children’s early literacy development, Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. until June, at Métis Community Services, 2913B-29th Ave. (across from Friendship Centre). Healthy snacks, meet other parents and children. To register, call Susan Nelson at 250-317-2996. Join anytime; all welcome. FUN ‘N FITNESS CLASSES Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Enderby Seniors Complex. Featuring gentle aerobics, stretching and strengthening exercises in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are advised. All ages welcome, 50 cents per drop-in, but if you plan to come regularly, you are asked to pay a yearly membership fee of $5. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail for regular meeting times, locations and more information. COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., at the Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. PAINTING AND DRAWING DROP-IN SESSIONS Vernon Community Arts Centre, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bring

what you need and use our studio! Painting can be a solitary experience, so to combat the loneliness, we invite you to work in a non-instructional group environment, where you can meet new people and bounce ideas around! Members, $3; non-members, $4. Call 250-542-6243. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the People Place, room 101, 3402-27th Ave. Call 250-275-3289 for more information. FREEDOM GROUP MEETS Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. 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.

THE VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB TUESDAY RAMBLE March 30, first of 2010, along Grey Canal. Meet 10 a.m. Call Shirley at 250-558-5869 for more information. LABYRINTH CHANTING Everyone invited Tuesdays at 4:3 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr., to attend a time of chanting and singing to enhance relaxation and energize the body and mind. There will also be time to walk the labyrinth.

UPCOMING ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Okanagan Centre Vernon, meets at Okanagan Science Centre March 31 at 7:15 p.m. Prof. Erik Rosolowsky of UBC Okanagan will talk about “Cycles of Star Formation.” The public is welcome at our RASC meetings. FOOD DRIVE Curves for Women is offering $0 enrolment ($199 savings) in exchange for donation of food throughout the month of March. Collected food will go to support all area food banks. Get fit and feed those in need. FITNESS GYM VOLUNTEERS Recreation Services is now accepting applications for volunteer gym monitors. We are getting busier and need help with such things as maintaining cleanliness and rules of the gym. If you enjoy being active and have a couple of hours per week, we are looking for you. In exchange for volunteering we will provide you with a free fitness pass. A clear criminal record check is required as well as a completed application form. For more info., contact Deb at 250-5503672 or PRESCHOOL STORYTIME AT THE OYAMA LIBRARY Every Thursday until April 29, children aged 2-5 years old with their caregivers are welcome to enjoy stories, songs and puppets. This is a free, drop-in program. The library is at 15718 Oyama Rd. For more information, call the branch at 250-5483377 during their open hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. THE FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEET April 1 at 10 a.m. at The Pantry. Guest speaker will be Dennis Seymour, talking about the Seymour Family. All welcome, lunch is available.

KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. For more information, call 545-8650. ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Open darts every Tuesday, 250046th Ave. Call 542-3277 for info. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All 19 and over welcome. For more information, call 250542-2877. ARMSTRONG LIONS CLUB, BINGO Every Tuesday at Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., start at 7 p.m. SENIORS LUNCHES AT ARMSTRONG LEGION Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $6. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8450. AA MEETINGS TUESDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 281048th Ave., Vernon. Open mtg. (X), Upper Room Mission, 4:30 p.m., upstairs, 340227th Ave., Vernon. Phoenix Topic meeting (X), open meeting 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Rocketed to the 4th Dimension group (H) open, 7:30 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon. New Hope Group (H) open meeting, 8 p.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon. Falkland meeting (X), open, 7:30 p.m., HALINA SENIORS’ Community Church, behind CENTRE Ranch Café, Chase Falkland TH 3310 37 AVE, VERNON, BC Rd. (H). Handicap access (X) 250-542-2877 no access. THE OPEN DOOR GROUP ORIENTATION Open Door Group provides training, education and job placement services to people with disabilities. MARCH 28TH, 2010 Orientation sessions run Tuesdays DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 AM -- BINGO STARTS AT 1:00 PM at 1 p.m., at 3100-28th Ave. Call There will be 10 games for $25 gift 260-4974. certificates to Safeway and three cash ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTbonanza games. The prize for the 1st bonanza game will be based on the ER LESSONS Offered by number of cards sold, the 2nd & 3rd Independent Living Vernon bonanza games will be worth $100.00 each. for $2. We have time available Min. 6 cards at $10.00 Monday and Tuesday after$1.00 for each additional card. Bonanza cards $1.00 for a 3-up. noons. Please call and book Everyone over 19 Welcome! time at 250-545-9292. We are in Canteen on site: Coffee or Tea: 75¢ the People Place, room 107.

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MIND2MUSCLE FOURTH ANNUAL SHOWCASE April 2, featuring female figures round, male body builders, children’s Zumba, dance routine by Cheek to Cheek, and variety of other talents from break dancing to singing. This year all proceeds will go to The Vernon Learning Disabilities Assoc. Anyone wanting to be involved can contact Paulette Barry or Christina Cuglietta at Ladies World, 250-503-2363. THE BUNNIES ARE COMING FOR EASTER! Hop on down to the Village Green Mall April 3 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to visit with the Vernon Rabbit Rescue bunnies. Bring your camera to take a picture with some real Easter bunnies. They would love it if you brought them some apples or carrots for a snack. Donations greatly appreciated. For more information on Vernon Rabbit Rescue, call Maurie at 250-558-7720 or 250-938-4411. EASTER PLANETARIUM SHOWS April 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free for OSC members; regular admission for non-members. Have you ever wondered why Easter is when it is? Why are Christmas and other holidays always the same day, yet Easter changes? How do we calculate when Easter falls? Learn these and other facts in this spring show! THE COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG Easter Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (1406 – 32 Ave). Come and join us for an hour as we focus on this wonderful season, singing the old hymns, gospel and southern gospel songs led by Karl Janzen and the Sing-Along Band. SILLY SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS At the Okanagan Science Centre, your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some “serious fun!” Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m., April 6 – May 11. For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Preregistration is required. For cost and details, call 250-545-3644 or see

Finding My Way: Grief Support Group North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a grief support group beginning April 7, 2010 for 8 consecutive weeks. Participants are able to attend a day or evening program. The group provides a safe place for adults experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Participants will be introduced to the definitions of grief and mourning, discuss ways that grief affects people differently, and identify ways of getting through a time of loss and transition. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Leigh @ 503-1800 ext: 200

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ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?” Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback and sports analyst: “The word ‘genius’ isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor: “We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.” Department of Social Services, Greenville, S.C.: “Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.” Feeling smarter yet? To paraphrase (and Anglicize) Robert Burns, “Oh would some power the gift give us to hear ourselves as others hear us...”

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attend their swim and gymnastic classes. “The Greats” were even caught on video “doing the chicken dance” last month at the twins’ gym class! As a newly married couple with a small baby, they built their first Vancouver home from the foundation up, singlehandedly. Camping was a yearly adventure and Jack designed and built a “tent-trailer” in the early 1950s. He was one of the first people to install a new “low-voltage electrical system” in his Coquitlam home. Jack worked with young people in the Junior Achievement Program and together they were Cub leaders for many years. They enjoyed the game of curling and both sang in their church choir in Coquitlam. While living in Vernon, Lily was an active member of the Coldstream Women’s Institute, playing the piano for their choir and even participating in the Winter Carnival Parade. Skiing was another adventure they shared with their family. Jack served as treasurer of the John Howard society of B.C. and both Jack and Lily have been active members of All Saints Anglican Church. They continue to lead busy lives, gardening and maintaining a lovely home. Lily plays the piano for their enjoyment and at nursing homes where they visit. Playing bridge, mastering the computer, attending concerts, some traveling, and helping friends and family keep their weeks full and time enjoyably spent. The couple will be joined by family members and extended family on the Easter weekend to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

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“Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Trail, B.C. was beautifully decorated Easter Monday April 2, 1945 when Marjorie Lily Edwards of Stonewall Manitoba became the bride of Sgt. John Page Edwards, RCAF, also of Stonewall Manitoba. The Rev. L.A.C. Smith officiated.” Jack and Lily moved the following year to Vancouver and then Coquitlam where they raised their children. Jack worked 38 years with B.C. Telephone, while Lily worked in the office at the Red Cross and for Zion Park Seniors Home after her children were well on their way to adulthood. They retired to Vernon in 1988. Their family includes one daughter, Marjorie (Wayne) Close of Vernon, and four sons – John (Edna) of Prince George, Robert (Sue) of Vancouver, Howard (Cheryl) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Paul (Sonya) of Sammamish, Washington, and has expanded to include 13 grandchildren plus six spouses and 18 great grandchildren, totaling a family tree of 49! As one grandchild recently wrote, “You two are the example all of us in the family hold ourselves up to – your love for each other and the love you give to all of us has built the greatest foundation any of us could hope to have.” Jack and Lily’s lives have been dedicated to helping family and friends. Many continue to pick up the phone to ask for assistance with repairs, renovations and child-care. These great grandparents are still providing care from time to time for their six-year-old Vernon great-grandsons and

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Gord Thomson (left), Terry McHugh (right), her husband Brian (centre) and Avon Smith enjoy food, wine and good conversation at the Vernon Rotary Club’s 35th annual Senior Citizens Spring Breakout at the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium Wednesday night.

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am in Florida, visiting my sister who has a condo in Naples. I have arrived just in time for the big vote on health care and I have to tell you paranoia grips the land. According to many Republicans the passing of President Obama’s bill is tantamount to the end of democracy, the beginning of socialism and finally the slippery slope to communism. It is hard to believe the nonsense being broadcast over the networks. And a lot of people agree with this tripe, especially here, in this well-heeled condo community, where a majority of the residents are well-to-do snowbirds from the frozen north. They are mostly retired and sit around the pool discussing life, liberty and the pursuit of impressing each other. They, as they often say, worked hard Pat Black for their money, and let others do the same. When I mentioned to an old acquaintance from Boston, a kind, empathetic and creative woman I have known for many years, that more than a thousand people in the state of Florida die each year from lack of health care, her response was, “Well, they are mostly illegal immigrants anyway.” I guess that makes it easier for her to justify the appalling lack of compassion that exists. She, by the way, has her health benefits paid by her former employer as part of her retirement package. The millions of people who are middle class and trying to support families, the thousands who work part-time or who are unemployed, and the people earning minimum wages are the ones who cannot afford private health insurance and they are the people praying that the bill goes through so that they finally have access to health care. I remember asking a worker at a beauty salon what happened when someone in her family got sick. She said they waited to get better or used over-thecounter drug remedies because they could not afford to go to the doctor. My niece who had to take her



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Each year the Rotary Club of Vernon sponsors the Seniors Spring Breakout –at the end of winter when spring is breaking

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out – for the seniors of Vernon, Coldstream and surrounding

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area. The event includes a light meal, beverages, entertainment, dancing, and door prizes. Club members play a big part, by driving the guests from and to their homes, serving the meals and beverages, and helping with the entertainment.

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The 2010 Spring Breakout was under the guidance of Byron Beck and was held last Wednesday (March 24) in the Greater Vernon Recreation Complex with about 450 guests. After the meal entertainment was provided by the Polynesian Dancers, followed by introductions and awards by emcee Bob Blakely. Then there was dancing to the delightful music of the Seniors Backyard Band, ending with the home waltz. The Breakout is one of many community service projects of the Rotary Club of Vernon,

Rotary Member Club: Silver Star Occupation: Dentist Family: Wife Judie, daughters Katie (22), Laura (17), and son Michael (20).

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987!

including the O’Keefe Ranch, the Caetani House Rakeup, the Christmas Carol Festival,


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the Blood Donor Clinic, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the Online Auction. It has been sponsored by the club for more than 30 years, using donations from the Christmas Carol Festival. We hope it provided an entertaining and enjoyable evening out for our guests.

Rotary Member Club: Silver Star Rotary Employer: Briteland Occupation: Owner Family: Wife Joanne, son Brad, daughters Steffanie & Brittney. 250-545-3420


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Emcee Bob Blakely at Spring Breakout

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Local comes off world stage in amazing way KRISTIN FRONEMAN

amount of positive texts, phone calls, and e-mails he received, even during his performance. It’s amazing what can happen in a year. “There were people giving me Internet After releasing his five-song EP last March, Vernon singer-songwriter-musician high fives. The cool thing is I got to share Andrew Allen has seen his career soar –– this with my friends and family... and it’s an from playing small clubs across this country excellent addition to my promo pack.” Still unsigned by a label, Allen says he is and the U.K., to chart-hitting singles and a happy to work as an indie artist since he has performance in front of millions. That last one came March 21 when the a lot of external support. He is also proud world watched Allen on piano play his song to be from, and plans to remain in Vernon, Amazing at the Paralympic Games closing with his wife Julia. “I’ve been asked why I don’t move to ceremonies in Whistler. The song was part of the torch pass- Vancouver or Toronto, but I’ve come to the ing between Canadian children to Russian fact that Vernon is one of the most beautirepresentatives from Sochi where the 2014 ful places in the world,” said Allen. “At the Olympics, they were going to announce me games take place. “I knew that they wanted me to play the as being from Kelowna, but I said to change it to Vernon. I didn’t song at the closing ceremowant anyone to get the ny, but I didn’t know how it wrong idea.” was going to be used. I was Allen has just told it would be important. returned to the Wine I got choked up when I saw Cellars studio in North the kids,” said Allen, calling Vancouver, where he is from Vancouver, where he laying down three new is currently in the studio tracks with producer recording new songs. “The Ryan Stewart to go with nice thing is they didn’t ask — Andrew Allen the existing songs from me to do someone else’s last year’s EP. song, so it was comfortable Stewart previously recorded Allen’s for me to sing it. I was more nervous about catchy single I Wanna Be (Your Christmas), the idea of it.” Allen initially received the call from originally released in November as a free ceremonies producer Patrick Roberge download and then on ITunes. The song hit Productions, saying they liked the sound the top-10 on the published Canadian music of Amazing, and its message of overcoming charts. Allen’s single Not Loving You from the adversity. The song was used when the Canadian EP, recorded by Jeff Dawson at Vancouver’s flag was presented at the music and fire- Mushroom Studios, also made it in the topworks show, Ignite the Dream, in Vancouver’s 40 on the charts, and can still be heard on Robson Square during the Winter Olympics, national radio. Those tuning into radio and TV can also where Allen also performed live. catch another project that Allen is involved The Paralympic performance resonated with –– an ad spot for Kal Tire. even more with the musician, as just before Allen got the gig after performing for the event, he played a fund-raiser at Silver Star Mountain for fellow local, sit-skier and North Vancouver ad agency BRANDFX in the summer. They in turn commissioned now silver medal champion Josh Dueck. “I love performing in any capacity and in him to write a song he entitled Roll with Me any way, and I loved honouring the athletes,” for the independent tire retailer, which also said Allen. “To be part of that authentic happens to be based out of Vernon. “It’s funny, because we’re both from experience, and to honour hard-working Vernon, and we both go through a lot of and driven athletes on a world stage, I couldn’t help but think, ‘Why should I be tires,” laughed Allen, referring to his touring schedule that has logged 280,000 kilometres here?’” Fans and friends knew why, from the on his tour van. “I think they are an amazing

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I love performing in any capacity and in any way, and I loved honouring the athletes.”

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Vernon’s Andrew Allen enjoys time on the coast after his winning performance at the Paralympic Games closing ceremony in Whistler. The Vernon musician is currently in the studio recording new songs. company. They gave me tires for my last tour across the country.” While a 30-second clip of the song is appearing on the TV and radio spots, the full-length song used in a company video will be the focal point for PR, social media

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and promotional activities. In April, Allen parks the van to fly over to the U.K for his third tour there in two years, and is scheduled to play the main stage at this summer’s Rarearth Music Festival in Vernon.


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Easter celebrated with two concerts Morning Star Staff


Soprano Kerry-Anne Kutz and bassist Randy Demmon of ★ the ARK Trio perform at Trinity United Church Saturday. ★ They also partake in the church’s Good Friday service. ★ Trio in a performance of its own original music, as well as songs written by Canadian composers. Tysseland, who sings and plays piano in the trio, will be replaced by Durham, Trinity’s organist and chancel choir accompanist, while soprano and percussionist Kutz is coming from Montreal to join the group. The first woman in Canada to be chosen as a member of the RCMP band, Kutz is a passionate promoter of Canadian

music, and crosses the boundaries of pop, jazz and classical music idioms. A recording artist, she has performed extensively in her hometown of Montreal as well as around the world. Rounding out the trio is Demmon, a Salmon Arm native now based in Ottawa, who performs on double bass, piano and vocals. Demmon has performed for the prime minister at Rideau Hall and at the Olympic Games, and is also a

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start at 7:30 p.m. The Good Friday service is by good will offering, while tickets for the ARK Trio are $15, $10 for students, and free for children under six, available at the church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr., 250-545-0797, or from Lindy Blakely at 250-549-2623.

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It will be an awakening of musical proportions when two concerts are presented at Trinity United Church over Easter weekend. The church hosts a Good Friday service April 2 that features the 35-voice Trinity Chancel Choir, along with soloists Jenn Britton and KerryAnne Kutz, and musicians Randy Demmon, Marina Durham, Diana Ward and Ann Dorval, performing the original composition Awakening: A Labyrinth Cantata, written by Trinity’s music director Angie Tysseland. Awakening follows the same structural principles as a labyrinth, said Tysseland, who is unable to make the performance due to health reasons, but has arranged Marilyn Brodie to conduct. “It begins with an inward focus, travels through inner experiences such as longing and bliss, stops to meditate in the middle, and begins the outward journey with a community-focus; that is, what carbon footprint will we leave? Will we as caretakers of Mother Earth do our part to see that she survives,” said Tysseland. “The music is contemporary: sometimes upbeat and jazzy, sometimes introverted and chant-like.” Narrators will read from the Bible, The Dhammapada (a collection of sayings from the Buddha), The Gospel of Mary and the writings of Joseph Campbell. There will also be an opportunity to walk around Trinity’s 40-foot Chartres replica labyrinth after the service. On Saturday, the church hosts the ARK

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people. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to overcome pain and loss and the whopper of a twist on the home stretch doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly flood the proceedings with sunshine. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bold approach to this sort of film, and a welcome one.

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Vernon Community Music School’s

LIGHTS OF BROADWAY proudly presents

Rodgers and Hammersteins


Vernon Christian School students star in Agape Theatre’s newest play, Bugles and Blu Ray. The dinner theatre event takes place at Vernon’s Agape Studio for the Performing Arts April 8 to 11.

Teens relate through film in new play Morning Star Staff

At some point, every high school student wrestles with issues such as isolation, angst and peer pressure. Most find it convenient to hide behind whichever stereotype has conveniently been created for them rather than explore the tough stuff. The cheerleader. The jock. The preppie. The honour roll student. Their dreams and their fears really aren’t that far apart, though it’s easier for all of them to wear a mask than admit what a rough ride high school is, and how frightening the transition from the freedom of adolescence to the responsibilities of adulthood can be. Bugles & Blu Ray is a play that explores what happens when a group of very dissimilar high

school students meet regularly to watch and discuss movies, and how the conversation ultimately helps in breaking down the walls. Written and directed by a guy who has watched a fair share of films himself, The Aisle Seat’s own Jason Armstrong, it’s the first drama production for the students of Vernon Christian School. “We really wanted to do a production with a solid message behind it, something to tuck in your heart and take home,” said Armstrong. The cast of 11 features a lot of newcomers to the stage, as well as a handful of veterans from Armstrong’s Agape Theatre program. “The kids have been working ridiculously hard, but are having a

blast. I’m really proud of them, there are some really fine actors here,” said Armstrong. Bugles & Blu Ray is a dessert theatre production, which the director feels makes for an extra special evening for audiences. Agape’s last dessert theatre presentation, Neil Simon’s God’s Favourite, had a sold-out run in November, and Armstrong predicts that seats will be limited for this show as well. “It’s so easy to love live theatre in this format. You can invite friends of all ages, and really enjoy a great show that delivers both laughs and tears, good conversation and a delicious dessert and coffee.” Armstrong says the cast is especially proud of how the whole school is behind the event. Food



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class students are preparing the cheesecake dessert, musicians from the school will perform during the play and at intermission, and students make up the majority of servers and crew. Bugles & Blu Ray runs April 8 through 11 at 7:30 p.m., at the Agape Studio For The Performing Arts, 2905A 43rd Ave., Vernon. Tickets are $15, available at the Vernon Christian School office or online at

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B.C. writers receive nominations


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With literally hundreds of thousands of books for children and youth in the Okanagan Regional Library’s (ORL) collection, picking a good book for young readers can be daunting. The ORL’s professional librarians have helped parents in search of good titles for years by creating booklists and giving personal recommendations to customers. Now with its new website, the ORL is adding a virtual service called “Kids Book of the Month,” designed to encourage readers to share comments about a special children’s selection on a monthly basis. “We decided to start this program so young people and their parents could

not only find out about interesting reads, but also had a way to interact with the librarians and share their thoughts on the recommendations,” said Monica Gaucher, the children’s librarian at the Vernon library who selects the Book of the Month titles. “This way people from throughout our region, which covers communities from Golden to the U.S. border, can post and read others’ comments – like one huge children’s virtual book club.” The featured title for March is Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan Roth, while April’s will be Little Chick by Amy Hest. Parents can get information on the books and post comments at www.orl.


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Lake Country winery earns award Ex Nihilo Vineyards of Lake Country is raising a glass to salute the gold medal it recently earned at the 2009 Riesling Du Monde wine tasting competition in Strasbourg, France. The winery, whose Latin translation means “Out of nothing,” decided to enter their 2007 Riesling after winning silver with it at the Okanagan Fall Wine Judging. “We knew we had something special with this wine,” said Ex Nihilo managing partner Decoa Harder. “We had many people telling us that our Riesling was outstanding and impressive.” Ex Nihilo, one of the Okanagan’s newest boutique vineyards, is located on a 10-acre parcel on Camp Road. It is run by Decoa and Jeff Harder, along with their partners Twila and Jay Paulson. In addition the award-winning riesling, they produce a merlot and the Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil ice wine.

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Hoytes hoist spirit award GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

It’s an award that has been more than a century in the making. The Downtown Vernon Association honoured A.E. Berry Insurance with the Spirit of Downtown Vernon Award at its annual general meeting Wednesday night at the Elks Hall. DVA executive director Earl Hansen says the award is intended to honour a business and its owners who have made a significant contribution to downtown Vernon over an extended period of time. A.E. Berry certainly meets the criteria. Founded by Clement Fisher Costerson, who arrived in the Vernon area as a 20-yearold from Suffolk, England in 1878, the company’s storied history dates back to 1892, the same year Vernon was incorporated. Costerson, who served as both mayor and alderman for Vernon, was a driving force behind the formation of the Board of Trade and Commerce (now the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce). A.E. (Pinky) Berry, who the company is now named after, joined Costerson as a partner in 1924, later taking sole ownership in 1938. It is currently operated by David and Ruth Hoyte, whose son, Robbie, represents the fifth generation of the family to work with the firm. “It is a privilege and an honour (to receive this award) because I know there are a lot of deserving businesses,” said Ruth. “When my neighbours are successful, I’m going to be successful.” Ruth continues the family legacy of community involvement and advocacy, serving on enough boards and committees to make a politician blush. In addition to her


Ruth and David Hoyte, owners of A.E. Berry Insurance, display their Spirit of Downtown Vernon plaque in front of their office on 30th Avenue. duties as president of the DVA and North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society (NOEES), Ruth is heavily involved with the economic development committee, neighbourhood council, graffiti task force, transportation strategy, parking action team and the toilet action teams. She is also past president of the Vernon chamber, Vernon Women in Business and Vernon Dance Centre Society. “We have quite a long history of support. We fully promote and appreciate the history of the Vernon area. One of the most joyous things is the vibrancy of downtown, which you don’t often find in bigger centres. “I want that for the next generation, I want families to have a vibrant, friendly place to go.”

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Gerry Sellars, who owns and operates the Vernon Towne Cinema, was part of the award selection committee. He had nothing but praise for the legacy the insurance company has imprinted on Vernon. “They’ve been down there for more than 100 years. They own their own building (since 1931)and they’ve shown a huge amount of dedication to the downtown core. “Everybody means well, but Ruth attends meeting on behalf of the merchants almost daily. The level of dedication is unsurpassed. They’re a very forward looking company.” Other nominees for the Downtown Spirit award included the Downtown Safeway, Fisher’s Hardware and Vernon Shoes. The DVA also filled seven vacancies on its board of

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directors at the AGM. Elected to serve two-year terms were Alison Campbell of the Royal Bank, Trevor Henke of Vernon Teach and Learn, Theresa Jones of Nixon Wenger LLP, Sareena Nickoli of City Furniture and Appliances, Bob Sattler of Hi-Pro Corporate Sportswear and Promotional Products, and Judy Shirley of Chickies Cupcakes. Sellars was elected to serve a one-year term. About 65 people attended the event, which featured the annual reports by Ruth and Hansen, and an address by Inspector Reg Burgess, Officer in Charge of the Vernon RCMP detachment. Burgess spoke about safety and security in the downtown area. To learn more about the DVA, call 250-542-5851, or visit www.downtownvernon. com.

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To blog, or not to blog?


have thought about it, considered it, and still, I am not sure if I want to take on one more task. Blogging seems to be all the rage among some businesses, and while I find the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has successfully ventured in to the world of social media using Facebook, Linked In and Twitter, I am still a little mystified by the world of blogging. I went on the Internet to conduct a research on blogs, and essentially, a blog (short for web log) is a type of website maintained by an individual or business that features regular commentaries, entries and links to other blogs or events. While blogs can be used internally as information sources for organizations, they

are most often used externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes. There is an entire culture and language used with blogging that comes with experience. Amongst the endless online research sources, I came across a concise article that summed up my blogging investigation. Regardless Val Trevis of your commercial enterprise, the following 10 strategies are applicable to any commercial enterprise that chooses to blog. Search Engine Marketing – Blogs give you an increased presence on major search engines like Yahoo and Google. A well-written, routinely updated, keyword-oriented blog can enhance your chances of garnering high rankings on search engine return pages.


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hy should you care what happens in the U.S. municipal bond market? Because it’s a big part of the bond market, and when interest rates move in one part, the ripple can be felt in another. In the past 50 years, less than one per cent of the hundreds of thousands of municipal bonds issued in the U.S. have gone into default. That statistic could change. To understand why, we need to get a peek inside this $2 trillion dollar marketplace. Municipal bonds are the debt obligations of states, their political subdivisions and certain agencies and authorities. The municipal bond market provides a mechanism whereby more than 50,000 U.S. state and local government units can raise money for public purposes such as water and sewer systems, schools, highways and public buildings. Under present U.S. federal income tax law, the interest income from municipal bonds is exempt from federal income taxes. In most states, interest income received from bonds issued by governmental units within the investor’s own state is also exempt from state and local income taxes. In addition to offering tax

advantages, municipal bonds have had an extraordinarily good record of paying interest and principal on time. During a recession, a central government usually likes to get some big infrastructure projects underway. Like sewers, bridges, and highways. Most of these are longterm projects that lead to employment. In order to encourage states and their municiDave Ellis palities to undertake this work, they can offer to forgo the tax on interest income earned on municipal debt. Unfortunately, this time around, the tax free part was not attracting enough funds. Note that pension funds do not pay tax, so a lower yielding tax free bond is not an attraction. A trio of new programs were implemented to expand the affordability of interest expenses to municipalities. The bonds created were called Build America Bonds; the idea behind them was to lower borrowings costs. Instead of foregoing the tax, these new bonds would be taxable. When a municipality issued a bond, 35 per cent of the interest costs would be paid for by the federal government. Note it is the issuer that receives


this extra cheque, not the investor (it does not attach to the bond issued). This is a relatively new program, and the municipalities wanted the right to cash in the bonds early. That’s what we refer to as a ‘call’ feature. Hedging their bets is my guess, just in case the federal government changed their mind on paying that 35 per cent interest costs, this would allow the issuer to call in the bond. But the vast majority of these issues were 30-year bonds. The main audience was supposed to be pension funds, who don’t care if the interest is taxable, and must invest for long-term obligations. Today, it seems we have issuers who are wary of paying too much and accepting a government promise, and buyers (investors) who would prefer a more liquid market with some of the promise to pay sticking to the bond, instead of the issuer. But the trend is growing, and we have two types of municipal bond markets developing – tax free and taxable. Either way, the municipalities have to generate cash flow to meet the interest payments. Here’s a single observation from a single real estate transaction, but the virus can be seen crawling all over it. A townhouse in a Florida city sold last year for $250,000. The property tax was

around $3,000 a year (about 1.20 per cent a year). In a recent foreclosure the same property sold for $50,000. The property owner is about to ask for a reduction in his property tax. My guess is he will not get it down to 1.2 per cent, but precedence indicates he will get it down, perhaps to $2,000 a year. That’s a 33 per cent drop in revenue for the municipality. That one piece of revenue drop has to impact the trend, and you should not be surprised to see a headline that a municipality, somewhere in the U.S., will fail on its debt obligations. After all, it’s not like the investors will ever have collateral of streets, or bridges or schools. This will quickly change investors’ appetite for all municipal debt. In addition there is more than $2 billion of tax free zero municipal bonds out there, which are compounding the interest, but not paying it today. The combination of long-term maturi-

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YOU AND THE LAW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SPORTS INJURIES? By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. We all know a child or teen who has broken their ankle, sprained their wrist or torn a knee ligament while playing school or recreational volleyball, tennis or hockey. Sadly, sports and recreational accidents also cause many of the much more devastating injuries children and young people receive. Are schools, community clubs, teachers, coaches or even other competitors legally liable? Risk is an integral part of sporting activities, and participants are presumed to accept the normal risks inherent in that particular sport – an accidental blow from a ricocheting puck while playing hockey, or an eye injury from a badly thrown ball by another student during a baseball game, or a fracture resulting from a football tackle within the rules. But actions that pose a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of danger or that occur out of an intentional disregard for the rules of the game can give rise to legal liability.

standard of care that a reasonably careful and prudent parent would exhibit. For example, the Campbell River School District was responsible when a seven-year-old student was hurt while “roughhousing” in the playground. The playground supervision teacher was distracted, leaving her back to the playground. The court determined that the teacher was negligent (the school district was liable for her negligence) as her behaviour fell below that of a reasonably careful and prudent parent. What about the owner of the playing field or property where the accident occurs? BC’s Occupiers Liability Act says that an occupier has the general duty to take reasonable care that a person will be safe using their premises.

In one case, the City of Prince George was liable to Dwayne Bilawchuk, 18, who broke his wrist when caught between two pipes supporting a wire mesh fence while he was competing in a house league hockey tournament. Take hockey. In a well-publiThe City was negligent in its duty Thomas D.A. cized case, Steve Webber bodyas it failed to properly repair and Fletcher Q.C. checked Mel Unruh, 17, from maintain the rink’s fencing. On behind, propelling him head-first the other hand, in January, 2008, into the boards. Unruh broke his neck and was the BC Court of Appeal determined that the BC rendered quadriplegic. The body check was Amateur Softball Association, which operates against Hockey Canada rules, and players had Softball City in Surrey, wasn’t liable for a head been cautioned of its dangers. The BC Court of injury Marena Dyke suffered there. She was Appeal concluded Webber was negligent, since struck by a line drive foul ball while standing the risk the illegal bodycheck created was out- beside the dugout as scorekeeper for her softball side the normal risks of hockey. In a subsequent team. She claimed the association was negligent BC hockey injury case, William Zapf, 17, was for not providing her with a safe place, because awarded $4.2 million in similar circumstances. the dugout, which would have protected her, was flooded. But the court noted she could have sat In these two cases, it was the other player who in the stands behind the safety of a full screen. was liable. Consult your lawyer if you or your child has Sometimes, however, the school, teacher or suffered a sports or recreational injury in circoach may be liable. In general, teachers and cumstances that may not be within the normal coaches are required to act with the same risks of the sport.

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A couple brings in a load of palms to shore in the remote Marquesas Islands, which are part of Tahiti.

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TAHITI. - The canvas of his entire head was magnificently adorned, its shiny surface a mosaic of intriguing lines, curlicues and sacred design. The effect was so mesmerizing that I found myself staring — hypnotized by this ethereal being. Ornamental beauty But in the remote Marquesas Islands, body art is as captivating as it always was and, as it’s enjoying an almost frenzied renaissance as seekers discover its authenticity. Travelling here is like retracing the discoveries of the Bounty of Captain Cook, and nowhere are they better seen than aboard the Aranui III, the only passenger freighter of its kind to visit these island outposts in the South Pacific. Many Marquesan crew members display exotic intriguing inky motifs – around their girth, across their sun-browned backs, or in the case of our bar tender, a provocative tendril that curled from behind her ear, flashing towards her cheek and down the nape of her neck. Sacred Process There was a time when a new tattoo invoked great ceremony and expense. A special house was built where the recipient received and rested between applications and all those involved were placed under a special tabu (spell). Once the tuhuna patu tiki (tattoo artist) and his assistants


A tattooed warrior performs a traditional dance. had completed the process, the house was burned, the tabu lifted and a feast followed. If a chief were tattooed, then the occasion also demanded a human sacrifice. And it was this, more than

anything that enabled the missionaries to condemn the practice of tattooing to virtual extinction. The process was also far more painful than today’s reality.

The tahuna would beat a comb-like instrument of sharpened bone, shell or shark’s teeth into the skin and then rub the open wound with indelible ink made from the ashes of burned coconut almonds. Chanting in syncopation to the rhythm of his tapping, the artist invoked a spiritual dimension to his work - the word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word tatau, meaning to hit repeatedly. Rites of Passage While a man’s first tattoo was a rite of passage into adulthood, subsequent designs would depict his courage in battle, family genealogy, rank, fertility, or special events in his life. Often, chiefs and warriors were so covered in tattoos that their bodies appeared blue at a distance. Tattoos were also designed as protection against evil spirits which the ancients believed could enter the body through any of its orifices. Consequently, the mouth, nose, eyes, ears and genitals were regularly tattooed. For young girls, a tattoo on their right hand indicated they were ready to prepare a meal for the community. Then, upon reaching puberty, they were again tattooed with heavy black patches on their buttocks; the markings signalled that the elders had granted permission for her to engage in intercourse.

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Art makes a big comeback Continued from previous page As she grew older, these designs not only became more decorative but they were an important to her selecting a mate. If she wanted sex, she simply lifted her barkcloth skirt to the man in question to communicate her desire and hoped her designs did the rest. A New Age for an Ancient Language Although modernday tattoos have more to do with fashion than sexual invitation, their cultural heritage is making a comeback, ironically, all thanks to missionary Karl Von Steinen. Because of his notes and sketches of over 400 designs, today’s artists are recreating the ancient language of tatau. Stylized plants and

vivid geometric patterns are finding are finding their way onto the soft brown canvasses of Polynesian skin; and sacred elements of nature such as turtles, birds and dogs are remembering a collective history of spiritual connection. So it was that I caught myself staring this living sculpture, watching the artistry of his face moving with his every expression. And as I stared, I realized that this unique Marquesan art inspires a deeper consciousness of beauty. His face bore witness to the magic of an earlier time. And through him, the ancients lived again in a mythical union of body, spirit and mind. Chris McBeath is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.

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(LT. COLONEL, RETIRED) We regret to announce the death at home of Robert (Bob) Dooling on March 26, 2010, at the age of 78 years. Bob was a 32 year veteran in the RCAF/CF. During his career he worked in and visited many areas of the world, having served in France, Germany, Israel, Cyprus, USA, as well as Canadian postings from the high arctic to both west and east coasts. Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Joan; daughters Jane and Susan and their husbands; sons Michael and Jeffrey and their wives; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, a sister, nieces, nephews, and extended family. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Coldstream with Father Dale Normandeau, celebrant. Interment of ashes will follow at Coldstream Cemetery.

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Fields, John Michael It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of John Michael Fields, on March 23, 2010 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, (Vernon. 250-558-0866 & Armstrong. 250-546-7237)

PODGORNIK, Albert Albert Umbert Podgornik, born on January 15th, 1934 in Crnice, Slovenia, died in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving family: his beloved wife, Joan, children: Martin (Cheryl), and grandsons, Mitchell and Jacob of Whiterock, BC, Ann Marie (Kevin) Greene and grandsons, David and Daniel of Vernon, Kathryn (Scott) Kelemen and grandchildren, Brett, Adam and Sabrina of Calgary, AB; one brother, Joseph (Mauricett) of Sauble Beach, Ontario, four sisters: Ann, Maria, Theresa and Olga, all of Crnice, Slovenia, extended family and friends. Prayers will be recited in St. James Catholic Church on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will also be held at St. James on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with The Reverend Father Dale Normandeau, Celebrant. A reception will take place in the Parish Centre of St. James School. Cremation. Interment will take place in Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 2:30 P.M. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Albert may do so to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, c/o The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250-542-4333

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BOSK, Rodney Allan Nov.18, 1966 – Mar. 20, 2010 We lost a young beautiful soul the other day. In a quiet room surrounded by the love of his wife, children and family, Rodney began his new journey with his mom and walked through gardens of vintage treasures, old cars and overfilled yards packed with all the little trinkets he loved. This is the man that many knew through his passion of all these things. Growing up in Lumby were he partied, worked and played, Rodney would always look forward to the time he could spend riding, fixing and tinkering with motorcycles, sleds and his various classics! Living in a logging community, it wasn’t a big surprise that his life would end up being in touch with nature and working with the intoxicating smell of fresh cedar that he enjoyed so much at Rouck’s Sawmill. Rodney’s father, Kurt, and his mom, Barbro, made their home in Lumby along with brother Frank - whom he dearly loved. Rodney became a brother-in-law to Val, and an uncle to Hailey and Denan. Along with them, there were only a few but much loved uncles, aunts and cousins who made up this small family. After several years, Rodney eventually found love and settled into a ready made family of three girls, Amber, Lacey and Lindsey whom he truly loved, even when putting him through the paces every day! Not to mention his mother-in-law who filled his plate with the goodies he loved! His own legacy unfolded before his eyes as he witnessed Victoria entering the world and filling her daddy’s heart with a joy that held no bounds. She would be a source of strength during every test, procedure and day spent away from home for the past 3 years. Wherever daddy was, Victoria would be there patiently playing quietly. Rodney was there when little Owen entered the world and collided right into his papa’s heart! In Owen’s world, papa has become a midnight star, now shining brightly from a moonlight sky. Never wanting anyone to go out of their way for him or to put anyone out, many folks didn’t realize that Rodney was as sick as he was. It was a bravo front for a proud man. Rodney’s kind, compassionate and caring nature was just one of the things that made him so very special. During his long battle, we have always felt so blessed to be able to spend such quality time together; we made promises, plans and prayed for miracles. We packed those years full of more memories then some couples spend a lifetime achieving. How lucky were we! I am Rodney’s wife, Melody. We will always be soul mates, best friends and each other’s greatest strength. As a young girl one would always dream of her prince charming to sweep her away and be happy forever more… Rodney fulfilled that young girls dream! Today, Tomorrow and Forever… I will always love you my darling. Not a standard obituary, not a standard man. We will celebrate the things he loved and enjoyed. We extend an open invitation to share with us a reminder of this incredible man and the joy he brought to so many.

April, 3rd. 2010 @ 2 pm Mable Lake Hall, Lumby. Bring a chair! Too many to name, the list is long… the folks that enabled Rodney to enjoy life will be forever embedded into our hearts. Hospice House was more then one could ever hope for when easing the transition from our world to the other. Therefore, a hospice donation, a pat on the back or chocolate will always be encouraged for them! As an animal lover, the SPCA can use a little help as well. Flowers are beautiful but not necessary - thank you. For additional donation ideas or advice please call Val Bosk @ 250-547-0211.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250 542 4333

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Lost & Found FOUND: Set of keys on black lanyard with half a dozen keys on it found on Cameo Dr. Pick up at the Morning Star office 4407 25th Ave. Vernon.

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In Memory of our Husband Father & Grandpa

Denzil Davies Dec 8 1916 - March 29 2009 It is hard to believe a year has gone by. it seems like only yesterday we saw you in your favorite rocking chair watching the weather channel. We all miss you so much but are very happy we had you in our lives for as long as we did. You are in our hearts forever. Love Mary, Jackie (Patrick), Rob (Kristina) and Janine

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After his retirement, Bob became Chief Cook while Sue continued working full-time, and he put his heart and soul into renovating their home. He was blessed with frequent drop-in visits from his many friends, who came for coffee and conversation, but who were always available to lend a hand with the renovation project of the day. Bob repaid their generosity in kind, by keeping their computers operating at peak performance. He will be forever missed and remembered for his witty sense of humour, his culinary skills, his ability to fix anything, and his love for his family and friends. At his request, Bob was cremated and no funeral was held. A private remembrance will be held at a future date. Special thanks go to Dr. Gilhooly and Gloria; to the wonderful nurses, care aides, occupational and physiotherapists with Community Care Health Services who provided home support for over six months (we couldn’t have done it without them!); and to the compassionate staff of Hospice House who made Bob’s last days comfortable. Those wishing to do so may make donations in Bob’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 - 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104, 3402 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1.

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1033 - “Gnocchi” - Grey tabby, darker stripes, white bib/tum/ paws, stripe down nose, sht. hair, n.male, tattoo. Becker St., nr. Baptist Church, Armstrong. 1036 - “Spike” - Orange, white bib & paws, long hair, fluffy tail, n.male, tattoo. Ladner Rd., off Silver Star Rd. Missing since March/09. Reward. 1037 - Brown tabby, white bib/ paws & tummy,, n.male. Approx. 11 yrs. old. Has Vernon tattoo. Original name was “Whiskers”. Cannot trace owner. Found on 27th Crescent, E.Hill. Nov./09

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Bob was born on November 12, 1936, and grew up in Ottawa, ON. He joined the Canadian Army at age 16, where he learned English as a second language, gained self-discipline, and became a skilled Armourer. After his Honorable Release in 1957, he engaged in various enterprises until his mid-30s when he returned to academe. He graduated as a Biomedical Electronics Technologist in 1974, and went to work as a “Biomed” in the Radiology Dept. of Ottawa General Hospital. In 1979 he relocated to North Vancouver and taught Biomedical Electronics at BCIT in Burnaby for three years. Several consulting projects also took him to Saudi Arabia and Cameroon, experiences which left an indelible impression upon him – he never forgot how fortunate he was to be a Canadian. Bob moved to Vernon in 1984, where he supervised the Biomedical Engineering Dept. at Vernon Jubilee Hospital until 1997.

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We regret to announce the passing of Robert Louis Gravelle at the age of 73 years, on March 1, 2010, at Hospice House in Vernon, BC. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife and soulmate of 15 years, Sue; his children, Rika Gravelle, Jeanette (John) Burgher, and Martin (Jennifer) Gravelle; and his grandchildren, Joel, Daniel, and Claire Burgher, Marc Gravelle, and Dillon Chicoski. Bob will also be dearly missed by his two brothers, Phil (Betty) Favreau, and Jean (Claire) Gravel; two sisters, Claire (Richard) Malcolm, and Claudette Gravelle; and their families. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Jeanette and Lionel, and his first wife, Emma.


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Business Opportunities ARE you highly motivated and looking for a home based online business? Flexible hours, free training, great income and incentives, real support. FOR Summer Lease, downtown Lumby, in the Heritage Country Building, fully equipped kitchen for take out or ? Gas range, dishwasher, deep fryer, walk in cooler, w/outside patio space, $1000 flat rate per month, incl Hydro & Gas. Avail April 1st. 250-547-9006 HIGHLY PROFITABLE recession proof business looking to expand. Email or call (250) 540-8898. ONLINE TRAINERS NEEDED Earn full time $$, work part time hrs. Turn 5-10 hrs per week into $2000-$4000 monthly.

Business Opportunities PRESSURE Washing Business for sale, equipment & cube van. Call 250-260-8473 Semi Retired Couple required to join well established janitorial company. Flexible hours, excellent secure investment. Possible terms considered on OAC. $14,500 Reply to box #5 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5 Working partner for building supply/paint/flooring store, Vernon. 1-250-717-7488.

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FRANCHISE AVAILABLE We have an immediate part time/full time opening for a highly motivated, customer service driven individual for our retail store. The successful candidate should have a good understanding of hardware lines and related products, previous retail experience and reasonable computer skills. Building supply and Lumber experience is also an asset. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please drop off resume to Home Building Centre - Vernon. Attention: Assistant Store Manager Armstrong Turf Farm requires Class 1 Driver to make local deliveries in the Okanagan. email resumes to: For more information contact Tim or Mike. (250)546-6634 Busy Appliance Centre in Cranbrook BC is currently looking for an appliance technician. This is a full time position. Wages negotiable upon experience. If you are a take charge type of person, please apply to Box 185, c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St N., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3L2. CLEANER’S NEEDED Mon-Fri early evenings. Must have own car, pass criminal check, long term opportunities! Resume to:

COOK & COOK’S ASSISTANT: needed for children’s summer camp, see “staff” for details. Closing date April 19th, 2010 ESTABLISHED underground construction company requires highly skilled professional pipe layers, equipment operators, truck drivers, flaggers, concrete finishers & foremen. Strong work ethics and extensive experience are mandatory. The successful applicant will be self driven, have an aptitude for the construction industry and a high level of motivation. As well, they will pass a mandatory skills and safety written exam and drug testing. Top wages and extensive benefits pkg offered only to those that have a strong desire to be successful and maintain the highest standard of work results & ethics on a long term basis. Please apply in person to BC Underground, #203-171 Commercial Drive, Kelowna BC, Experienced Line Cooks, full-time. Apply within. Bring resume to 2916 30th Ave. Vernon. Farm worker. Thinning, picking, pruning, $9.14/hr. up to 55hrs/week, 6days/week, July 1 - Oct. 31. Contact Jamie Kidston, 12501 Kidston Rd. Coldstream. (250)542-1582 FT perm. cooks req’d. East Indian Cuisine. $15/hr. Fax 250541-1088, 3007-30th ave, Vernon. The Curry Pot. Part time help required for garden. 250-549-4359

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There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour.

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 Full-time ECE. Starting $15+/hr. also Sub On-call ECE Teacher req. (250)550-4471

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Administrative Support Kal Tire is seeking a qualified individual to provide administrative support to the Health and Safety Department. This position is full time, Monday to Friday. The primary focus of the position available will be to provide administrative support to the Safety Department. Tasks will include typing letters, memos, taking minutes, updating manuals and developing forms. As well, maintaining safety meeting minutes, and coordinating schedules, meetings and safety training courses. A detailed job description and list of qualifications along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501-48th Avenue, PO Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6, fax 250-558-3296 or email by April 9th, 2010.


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Junior Linux Administrator 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. Are you a recent graduate with a passion for Linux who is looking for a career? Kal Tire is seeking a team member to join the Information Services department that has a technical aptitude, strong customer service skills, thrives on being challenged and is a team player. In this position you will be mentored to support the 300+ UNIX and Linux servers within Kal Tire. On occasion travel to Kal Tire locations may be required. This is a full time position reporting to the Manager of Network Services. A detailed job description and list of qualifications along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at In addition to a competitive salary range and benefits package, employees share in a company-wide profit sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. Interested applicants should 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 by April 17th, 2010.



The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking a fill the position of Sustainability Coordinator on a temporary basis to cover for a maternity leave from April 19, 2010 until at least January 31, 2011, with a possibility of extension to April 22, 2011. Reporting to the General Manager, Planning and Building, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for the promotion and implementation of the principles of sustainability into all aspects of the organization’s activities, as well as within the community. The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day operations of the sustainability program, and will be expected to ensure the continuation of specific projects. A list of qualifications, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at Applications, quoting Competition No. 10-07 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 to:

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OpenEdge/Progress Developer - Contractor 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 are seeking an OpenEdge/Progress Developer to participate in the maintenance and support of Kal Tire applications deployed to production, specifically the KINS system. This is a contract position with work performed on-site at the Kal Tire Vernon Office. Applicants should have senior level developer experience, with a minimum of 3 years OpenEdge/Progress experience. A detailed job description and list of qualifications along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email by April 12th, 2010.

Technical Support/Sales Coordinator – Mining Tire Group Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independently owned tire dealer servicing the commercial and consumer markets throughout Canada. The company is headquartered in Vernon, BC, and has over 220 company-owned and associate dealer stores, 10 retread facilities, 1 OTR plant, 4 warehouses and approximately 3,500 employees. Kal Tire’s Sales team is looking for a Technical Support & Sales Coordinator provide technical, operational and sale support focused on our Tire Pressure and Temperature Condition Monitoring System (TTT). Our TTT system has been designed as a wireless sensing system to monitor tire temperature and pressure in real time during operation. This is an exciting opportunity for a technically minded individual with a passion for sales. You will be a key contributor in the development of industry technical awareness for the TTT system features and the demonstration of the advantages and benefits of these features. In addition to a competitive salary range and benefits package, employees share in a company-wide profit sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. A detailed job description and list of qualifications along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email by April 10th, 2010.

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(Vernon) is expanding their Sales team.

Requiring individuals with sales experience & knowledge of electronics. Good salary, commission, and beneďŹ t package. Drop resumes off at 3107 - 48th Ave, Vernon. Please ask for Gary. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

CAR DETAILER As part of our continued and unprecedented growth Sunshine Honda requires a car detailer. Only applicants with a proven history of punctuality, ďŹ&#x201A;exibility and a genuine interest in automobiles will be considered. We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive beneďŹ ts package including dental and a genuinely pleasant working environment. Must have positive attitude, be hard working. References required. Must bring your drivers abstract in person to Grant Kitzman, Fixed Operations Manager, Sunshine Honda, 6425 Hwy. 97, on top of the Swan Lake Auto Mile.

The Canadian Mental Health Association is hiring Life Skills workers for casual employment. Must be willing to work evening and night shifts. QualiďŹ cations: - Psycho/social or Human Service worker certiďŹ cate or equivalent combination of education/experience in the Mental Health ďŹ eld. First Aid Food Safe Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license Salary: $18.39/hr. Resume Accepted c/o: Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association 3100 28th Avenue Vernon, B.C. V1T 1W3 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notiďŹ ed.

Administrative Assistant The RBC Dominion Securities Branch located in Vernon is looking for an Assistant to join the team in maintaining, developing and growing Investment Advisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s businesses by providing clients exceptional service in an efďŹ cient and professional manner. The ability to organize and prioritize work is important, as is excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail. The candidate should have at least one year experience in the investment ďŹ eld working as an Assistant. ** Please note this is a full-time one year contract position. ** If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to

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FT/PT Esthetician/Nail tech needed for busy spa/makeup store. Minimum 1yr. experience. Opportunity for advancement. Strong skills in customer service, team leading and makeup application. Call 250 -542 -3347 or e-mail

Home support worker, no certiďŹ cate needed, training provided, must have valid drivers license, also possible live-in position. 250-379-2951. RESIDENTIAL Cleaners needed, Drivers licence required /bondable, Box #8 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Kelowna PaciďŹ c Railway Ltd. Currently has an opening for Track Supervisor. This position will be based out of our Vernon, BC ofďŹ ces and will report to our Manager of Track. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in track maintenance and inspection and be able to supervise unionized employees. Please submit resumes to: or drop them off at our Vernon ofďŹ ce at 2806 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27th Ave. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BC SPCA SPEAKING FOR ANIMALS Enjoy working with animals but have a ďŹ&#x201A;are for managing people? BC SPCA Branch in Vernon, BC has an immediate opening for a Branch Manager. To learn more about this meaningful and rewarding position and the BC SPCA please visit:

NATURES NUTRIENTS is looking for a full time employee! We sell an Organic poultry based compost. We are looking to ďŹ ll a position that requires operating a skidsteer loading the poultry litter and running an excavator for the composting and loading process. The applicant MUST be an organized person with a good driving record and is ok with some physical labour. Fax resumes to 250-546-0340 must have at least 2 references from companies that you have worked for. Call 250-550-4096 if you have any questions.

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CAR AUDIO INSTALLER REQUIRED Full time position available March. Experience is necessary!! Good salary base plus bonuses! Send/Drop resumes off Att: Gary at 3107 48th Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 3R5

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PaciďŹ c Hospitality Inc. located at Vernon, BC. requires a Hotel Clerk Supervisor. Completion of Secondary School and 1yrs experience in a related ďŹ eld is required. Salary $15/hr for 40hrs work/week. Send resume by email to or fax to 604-599-4974.

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Busy 6 person real estate team requires an ofďŹ ce assistant position of approximately 30-40 hours per week. Real estate / ofďŹ ce experience a deďŹ nite asset but not required. Hours are somewhat ďŹ&#x201A;exible. Good working conditions but always changing and fast paced. Own transportation a must. Please send resume along with a cover letter / note explaining your present situation, employment goals & wage expectations to Box 1, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5. All applications will be treated with complete conďŹ dence.

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

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Okanagan Advertiser is one of BC’s oldest independent newspapers with offices in Armstrong & Enderby.

We are looking for a part-time graphic designer to fill a one year maternity leave position with potential for a permanent full/part-time position in our organization. You would join the team at the Enderby location and help develop artwork and designs for our valued customers. This job includes estimating job cost and timelines for design completion, incorporating existing photo and illustrations to designs, and coordination of all print & electronic production. If you are a professional with: • 3+ years experience in a similar role • successful completion of graphic design diploma • exemplary customer service skills • utilizes industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite • ability to work independently and in a team environment If this sounds like you, please submit your resume & covering letter by 5:00 pm on April 1 , 2010 to We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.

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Reimer Farm Service is looking for a class 1 driver, evenings & Sat. work, P/T could develop into F/T. Fax resume & drivers abstract to: 250-8386989

THE Prestige Hotel in Vernon is looking for experienced housekeepers & frontdesk agents. Please apply in person to Darren or Angie at hotel, 4411-32nd Street.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE WANTED: Our local company is expanding its service area, and we need a representative to approach current & possible clients on a regular basis. Experience an asset, and professional demeanor a must. Please reply with cover letter & resume by fax only to: 250-838-5596

Trades, Technical

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: First Aid Attendant, Waterfront Director & Senior Counselors needed for children’s summer camp, see “staff” for details. Closing date April 19th, 2010. THE Holidays Inn Express Vernon is looking for a part time Night Auditor & Front Desk Agent, must be reliable, honest & have computer skills, customer service exp. is also required. Please apply within.

HD/CT MECHANIC Required Fulltime for Western Star & Freightliner Dealer based on Vancouver Island. Excellent Wage & Benefit Package. Fax to 250-746-8064. E-mail:

Work Wanted AUTO PAINTING Body Work - Rust Repair Free Estimates ** Affordable Prices ** 35 yrs. Experience “QUALITY WORK”

Ken - 250-558-0102

Knowledge and Skills • Basic computer skills • Excellent verbal and written communication and the ability to maintain detailed and accurate records • Understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness, unemployment and drug and alcohol dependence • Demonstrated ability to supervise, monitor, and support clients • Knowledge of local and regional community and social service agencies

A mandatory criminal records check is required prior to commencing employment. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a growing program. Extensive benefits package provided.

Applications accepted until March 31, 2010 By email: OR John Howard Society of the North Okanagan/Kootenay Region Attention: Program Director 2307 43rd Street Vernon, BC V1T 6K7

Contact Workfirst 250-545-5764 DUMP RUNS. YARD CLEAN UP. GENERAL LABOUR. Seniors Discount. Call Bhoy 250-308-2326. DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service. Yard waste, household junk. Same Day Service. 250-307-9449

Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Call (250)307-0683 NEILS Handyman. Yard clean up, rubbish removal, carpets, appliances, bsmn’ts & garages cleaned out, dump runs, small painting jobs. Vernon & Armstrong 250-546-2997 RENOVATIONS Complete Renovations, Roofing, & other Odd Jobs. Reasonable rates. Call Bob 250306-4364 Vernon & Area. Tree Pruning / Tree Removal, $50 dump runs, odd jobs. Free estimates.(250)549-3767

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

Financial Services

Reduce Debt by up to


• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest


Certified Care Aid available, personal care, shopping, & cooking. For live-in position. Leave msg. (250)307-1138

Will clean up your junk scrap iron, dead batteries, etc. Call us first, 250-546-2416, Russ.

REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Corporation of the

Education Coordinator / Assistant Manager

City of Vernon

Seasonal position until Oct. 20, 2010


The prime responsibility will be the organizing and delivery of all aspects of the Center’s School Interpretive program, summer programs, including training of volunteers, scheduling and teacher liaison. Additionally, the Assistant manager will be responsible for the Nature Center in the absence of the Manager. Experience with program delivery, is preferred. Experience in volunteer management, tourism and natural history is an asset. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. Competitive wages. For more information: Submit resume by March 31st to


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Previous Experience

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

Alternative Health

Tree pruning/tree removal, yard cleanup, dumpruns. 250309-0975.

Casual Shift Residential Workers

• Providing direct human services to clients who are economically disadvantaged, experiencing mental health challenges, and/or drug/alcohol dependent • Supervision and monitoring of clients in a residential setting

Work Wanted Household garbage removal, dump runs, reasonable rates. Courtesy, professional quality service. (250)549-2111, 250-308-7784

HANDYMEN SERVICES Home & Mechanical repairs (Appl & small engines) Window cleaning, painting, pressure washing, ODD jobs, dump runs. 250-550-9099.

The ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE a non-profit organization


• Diploma in human or mental health services • Minimum Grade 12 • Occupational First Aid Level 1 • Basic CPR certification • Food Safe certification • Valid BC Driver’s Licence

Work Wanted

Vernon Women’s Transition House Society

Volunteer Board Member Opportunity Vernon Women’s Transition House Society was incorporated in 1980 and since that time has provided shelter, safety & support to thousands of women and children fleeing domestic abuse. You can be a part of this dynamic organization by participating as a member of the vibrant, progressive Board of Directors. We are presently seeking prospective Board Members with the following attributes: • Knowledge, experience or interest in the areas of policy governance, strategic planning, finances and community development • The desire to be a part of a policy governance Board • Ability to commit up to 100 hours annually for meetings and representing the agency at functions • Committed to improving the lives of women and children in the North Okanagan. To express interest, please submit a resume and cover letter, describing your interest to:

Nominating Committee Chair Vernon Women’s Transition House Society Box 625, Vernon BC, V1T 6M6 By shopping local you support local people.

SUMMER STUDENT LABOURERS (Full Time - Temporary) The City of Vernon is looking for summer student labourers to perform a variety of general labourer duties for the municipality’s sanitary sewer, storm drainage, road, sidewalks, parks and buildings. The City welcomes your application if you are: • Currently enrolled and returning to post-secondary school • Experienced in general construction and maintenance work • A resident of the Greater Vernon area for at lease one year prior to attending school • The holder of a minimum “Class 7 Novice (N)” BC Drivers License • Able to operate vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions • Able to provide a Driver’s Abstract. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those cover letters and resumes that clearly indicate the above criteria, and are submitted with the Driver’s Abstract and copy of BC Drivers License will be considered. Please apply to Competition # 20-COV-10 no later than April 7, 2010. --------------------------------

CUSTODIAN Recreation Services (Part Time - Permanent) Competition #: 21-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants — March 29, 2010 External Applicants — April 2, 2010 Rate of Pay: $22.35 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 3 — Schedule B (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Primarily 10:00 pm - 5:00 am (Graveyard shift), Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. --------------------------------

STORESKEEPER (Full Time - Permanent) Competition #: 22-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants — March 29, 2010 External Applicants — April 6, 2010 Rate of Pay: $24.57 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 5 — Schedule B (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm --------------------------------

COMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS Fire Rescue Services (Full Time - Permanent) Competition #: 23-COV-09 Closing Date: April 6, 2009 Rate of Pay: $22.79 per hour during probation $26.29 per hour post probation Days/Hours: TBA, shift work will be required. (Subject to budgetary approval) -------------------------------Please see our website at for complete job descriptions and method of application.

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Financial Services


Lawn & Garden

Home Improvements

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

ALLIUM LAWN CARE Spring Clean-ups & Lawn Maintenance. Experienced & Insured. Call Wesley @ 250-307-4933

Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

TIMBERFRAME PERGOLAS, Decks, Wood Docks, Railings, Home Improvement, Renovations and much more... We are specialized in timber- and standard frame construction and offer full service incl. excavating if required. Experienced, exact, fast and affordable. Contact Chris for references and a free quote at (250) 308-7489. Swiss Carpentry Inc., Lumby BC /

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping


CEDAR FENCE PANELS, 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong

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

FENCE POST Installation, Excavating, Trenching, and Brush Cleaning. Great rates. No transport fee. Call Ly at 250-308-5403.

Volunteers 4279603

Home Improvements



Vernon and District Volunteer Bureau

Hearts and Hands Community Network


Hearts and Hands Community Network Funded in part by Province of B.C. and United Way


Required Position

Prenatal Nutrition Program Westridg e Care Residence Greater Vernon Museum

Office Assistant



- Light office duties (must have pleasant telephone manner) Visitor-Companion - Visiting and socializing with seniors

- Days or evenings as per availability

Advertising Person

- Organize & coordinate publicity events

- As per volunteer availability

Scouts Canada

Publicity Assistant

Science Centre

Multigenerational Planning

- Put pictures in newspaper / Promote special - Times as required events - Guide Multigenerational Program / Plan - Must be 18 or over workshops - Times to be determined - Assist teens in creating science centre exhibits / Workshops - Socialize with seniors during weekly - Thurs. at 3:00 p.m. for approx. 1 ½ hrs. afternoon tea - Thurs. at 9:00 a.m. for approx 2 ½ hrs. - Accompany residents on bus to Multiplex & walk with them - Thurs. at 9:00 a.m. for approx. 2 ½ hrs.

Multigenerational Program Coldstream Meadows Afternoon Social Visits Multiplex Outings Chaperone

Salvation Army

Swan Lake Outings Chaperone 27 th Thrift Store Assistant th

29 Thrift Store Assistant

Help Wanted

- Times flexible

- Accompany residents on bus to Swan Lake & walk with them - Assist with customer service & organize sale - Shifts of 3-4 hrs. items - Shifts of 3-4 - Assist with customer service & organize sale items - Shifts available

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Delivering the newspaper is a great form of exercise. What better way to burn calories, enjoy the outdoors, and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent adult carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood.

Call us for more information on how you can become an adult carrier in your area.

contact Donna 250-550-7901

Kitchen Cabinets QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250878-7040 Call Joe.

Call 250-307-8998 R&M Yardworks, yard maintenance, rubbish removal, all jobs, 7 days, veterans/seniors discount. (250)548-3733, 250938-9798 cell. Marco, Ryan.


Landscaping Class A Compost for sale, Lab Tested, $60 per ton, Delivery or pick-up available. 7am-2pm Mon-Fri 8:30am-1pm Sat & Sun 250-503-8093, 250-3089081 LOCALLY Grown Pyramid Emerald Cedars 6’-7’ $20. 7’+ $25. Also assorted Junipers, Globes, Dwarf Pines Forsythias, Spireas & many other shrubs & trees. 250-542-6004

Coldstream area, 5min. ride to Vernon Riding Club, 80x160 riding ring (250)558-0618 Horse boarding in Coldstream/ Lavington, 100x130 riding arena, Paddocks with/without Shelter, access to crown land Certified trainer on site. Call 250 545 1082 after 5:30 pm Horse boarding, pastures, shelters, tack barn, near R.CL Coldstream. 604-925-4214.

Misc Services

Feed & Hay

Give new looks to family owned jewels!

545-7997 Moving & Storage

#106 - 3334 30th Ave. Vernon, BC

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

Pressure Washing RAIDEN Residential or Commercial mobile pressure washing. Reasonable rates.

RT 107 - 4740 20 Street (Skyview Village) Available May 2nd RT 200 - Tamarack Dr. & Juniper Dr. Available Now

Good grass hay, smaller round bales, barn stored, Cherryville. 604-465-7626 lv msg, or Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, barn stored, Square bales $5.50/bale (250)542-3610 Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, square bales, barn stored. 250-542-9419, 250309-5956. HAY for sale (250)545-1817 HAY for sale, alfalfa grass mix, 70lb bales. $6.00 bale. (250)545-2434 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Screen top soil. $24.00 a yard. 250-547-6600.


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

3 - 2 year old Bulls; 6 yearling bulls; 6 yearling Steer calves; 11 yearling Heifers; Cow Calf pairs - Call (250)992-2294 Circle J, 2 horse angle haul bumper pole. $10,500 (250)545-5335 “Easterlambs and lambs ready for pasture, certified organic,grass-fed, 250 547 6253” HORSE Disposal, Call Dave @ 250-309-0629

Computer Services

Computer Services

(250) 517-8289

Rubbish Removal

™ 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

542-8620 • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561


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Landscaping • Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies

Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

Phone 542-7203 4 Brown/Black female Pug puppies. Ready Apr20th. Will have 1st shots, vet checked. $700ea. (250)547-6964 5-Exotic pairs of mated Finches in vision flight cages w/stands. $100/pair. 250-5421412. 8mos. Purebred, Beagle, neutered, non-papered, $500 (250)547-0071, 250-307-2344 Adorable Chocolate Lab pups, reg. parents, 1st shots, $500. 250-545-4173, 250-309-6695. Adorable Shih-tzu Cross puppies, family raised, $450 (250)542-3077, 250-309-7603 Affordable MINPIN-YORKE pups, 8wks old, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, etc. Black & tan, $350. Phone 250545-3367, 250-550-4597 BEAUTIFUL BELGIUM and King Long Coated Shepherd puppies. 10 weeks up to six months. Blacks. Black and tans. Brown and black sables. Red with black muzzles and ticking. All shots and wormed. Complete health care cards and 1 year guarantee. Great temperaments. Home raised. Well socialized. View parents and grandparents. Lots of references. $450-$750. 250-5479763 for more details. Beautiful Maremma/Kangal and Akbash/Kangal puppies, guardian,predator control 1.shot/deworming. $300.-400. 250 547 6253. BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 8th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 BOSTON Terrier pups ready to go. Vet checked vaccinated & dewormed, 250-442-5372 Chi hua hua, 1 male, $450, new litter March 20, orders accepted, (250)492-7775 Due to changed family conditions. Male 1yr old small dog (26lbs) Tri start colour, Terrier Beagle mix, has been neutered & is up to date with all vacc. $100. For more info 250545-3238 Family raised: Yorkie cross pups. & Schnauzer pups. 250-547-6698, 250-547-6937

Obedience classes, all ages. 250-558-8332, 250-549-2318

Loving homes needed for Larry beautiful older tabby & black short haired lap cat, both neutered and healthy. (250)5479002 Tellington Ttouch Training for companion animals, offers positive solutions for fear, anxiety, aggression, etc. based problems. Individual sessions. Call 250-260-3109 THE RUFF LIFE Professional Dog Training Lessons fit to your schedule! Basic - Advanced Training & Behaviour Modification Bring a friend and both receive $25 off. 250-550-0390 Whoodles, (Soft coated, wheaton Terrier Cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent & easy to train. Ready to go April 6th to good homes. Vet checked, 1st shots, $1000 (250)838-5500

Poultry Turkey’s ready for Call (250)379-2286


Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES ARMSTRONG. New shipment from Sweden just arrived. Quality antiques. Open Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm or by appt. 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd.) 250-546-2529.

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 A1 Matching W/D $250. fridge $180, etc. Warrantied, other items. Delivery avail 250-549-6042. A1 Stacker laundry center $450. Guaranteed, other items avail, Free delivery in Vernon. 250-549-6042. Electric stove w/convection Inglis, white, works great. $200. 250-546-4089Armstrong GOOD DEAL! Washer & Dryers, good cond, Starting at $100&up. (250)549-3781 Kenmore stacker $395. White fridge, stove & D/W, exc. cond. FRIDGE’S WANTED. 250-549-6649 Microwave $30. Washer/Dryer set $75. (250)558-5479 Near new 15.5 fridge, $400. Stove $100. (250)558-5479 Top of the line Maytag smooth top electric convection range self clean oven, $300. (250)542-7031 Used convection Frigidaire oven, great working cond. $50. 250-545-1168. Wanted:in good/excellent condition fridge, white, to use for a second fridge. 250-549-1489



LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:





Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.



Saturday, April 10 8:30 am

Consignments accepted until 4 pm Friday, April 9 th Park n’ Ride at former Sure Crop Feeds FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT


Authorized Dealer



14 years serving the community

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading


Livestock FOR SALE !!! Purebred Registered Lowline Bull. 2 yrs old in may 2010 $2000 Papers included. For sale 2 bred sow’s one is 3 yrs old and one is 2 yrs old. Both due end of April. Both are raised as pets. $200 Each CALL for more info 250-546-8169 Wanted: Moscovy ducks(males). 250-546-0644.


Need More


✔✔✔ 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

We Do It Right The First Time! Exclusive Canadian Diamonds Mined, Cut and Polished in Canada

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.

Rubbish Removal

903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C.

4620-23rd Street • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan •

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Inside - Out Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home


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


Vernon: 250-558-0076


3 Insulation 3 Combustion

Heating & Cooling 3 Ventilation

3 Draft Proofing 3 Hardi-plank 3 And more...


Toll Free: 877-567-2799

RedTruck Renovations Your one stop home repair company


No job too small! 250-542-8368 (Home) Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)

Brighter Outlook

window cleaning Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson


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


Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M

ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter • Renovations • Remodelling • New Construction

Decks, Porches, Patios


James Hardie Installer Window & Door Replacement E N T E R P R I S E S

Licensed, Insured, WCB, References

Jed - (250)-307-4774

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

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

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

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

Terrence John Interiors AFFORDABLE QUALITY

Len 250-260-6666 * We specialize in insurance repair * • Concrete Repairs • General Construction • Mold Removal & Remediation 25 Years Exp.

Interior & Exterior

Msg. 250-558-4525

Cell: 250-308-1218

PAINTING & RENOVATING Quality Since 1989 • Handyman Services • No Job Too Small




Sun Valley Construction

Journeyman Carpenter, Cabinet Maker





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

Call Len (250)558-5038


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

1-800-88-HAN DY

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

HANDYMAN Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations



558 -7914 or 307-1975

Quality Work Guaranteed

• Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries • Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan

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


• Siding • Soffit

• General Carpentry • Aluminum Railings • New & Renovations • Vinyl Decking

GEORGE SIMMONS C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459


THE MAN WITH THE VAN If its time to pack up and move we do both!






TOM: 308-8778



Journeyman Carpenter(1983) Jim Hiebert 250 306-9410

“The Affordable Professional”

Phone Dave 250-558-7653


Residential & Commercial - Fully Insured & Licensed

Lonestar Custom Carpentry

L&R Home Improvements

Since 1991

Jalon Construction *Renovations *Basement Development *Additions/Garages/Shops *Quality Woodwork & Trim/Millwork Installations

Additions, Suites and Interiors

You Belong


Kevin 250-308-9592


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

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


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


“Framing to Flooring”

Insured * References * Guaranteed

549-0784 • 309-2570

home: (250) 275-6412

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

Nu-Look Homeworks

Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences * Landscaping

• Foundations • Retaining Walls • Driveways

Custom bathrooms, cabinets, tile work, laminate, hardwood, doors and trim, basement suites, decks, sheds, play structures, general repairs Mike Muller Owner/Craftsman cell: (250) 938-8133

WINDOW CLEANERS • Homes • Commercial • Construction Clean • Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA

3 Windows 3 Doors 3 Ductless

McLennan • Thompson


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

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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STUCCO CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387




Certified TCP’s Arrowboards Shadow Vehicles Reasonable Rates Emergency Callouts Available 24/7




• • • •

(250) 547-1481 or (250) 545-9522 Free Estimates!


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



Excavating, Rock Work • General Excavating & Backfilling • Land Clearing & Interface Fire Guard • Excavating & Driveway Prep • Landscape & Waterscape Design • Rockwork & Tree Removal

Cell: (250) 938-2173

250-542-2599 250-540-3484


PAINTING & RENOVATING Quality Since 1989 • Handyman Services • No Job Too Small SENIORS DISCOUNT

TOM: 308-8778


Call Jack 250-308-2870


The Greenway Roofing Co. Journeyman Roofer



R.O.W.P. Septics / Waterlines Driveways - Homesite Preps Rock - Concrete Breaking Fencing - Hydraulic Post Pouding Brush Danger Tree Removal

5464 Highway 6 Coldstream

CELL: (250) 308-9237 TONY PREB

MASONRY Free tes a Estim


Trucking, Excavating & Materials Joe Prebushewski Cell: (250) 550-6208 Fax: (250) 549-3899 • Email:


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

308-9783 549-5140

FREE ESTIMATES 250-803-1139 • 250-309-1587

• • • • •







All aspects of roofing including roof repair

Owner Kerry Haak - Enderby, BC

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




250 550 7900 250-550-7900

Steve Bernhardt (250) 542-5300




Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.

Tazz’s Concrete

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


Mudjacking & Underpinning

“All Your Concrete Needs”

All Your Drywalling Needs

“We’re on the FRONTLINE for your Safety”





250-938-9566 25025 2 50 938 938-9566 9566

VERNON “For All Your Masonry Needs” Needs”

- new home - Brick, Cultured construction Stone,Glass Block - renovations - Over 20 years - repairs in Masonry - masonry BBQ’s Business

TONY VENTRESCA For Great Rates On...

Interior / Exterior Painting Drywall Repairs



SIERRA WELL & PUMP 3rd Generation Pump Tech Reg.# WPI09093001

Rob Moore 250-546-9992


back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub and brush removal driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy • Email: • Cell: 250-308-7373









Cell: 307-1959 JD 310 4X4 Extend A Hoe Driveway, Repair Cold Paving Drainage Systems General Excavating Tandem & 1 Ton Trucking

Kelly Desjardins


Specializing in Small Businesses


(250) 545-0218


Sales, service & installation

Wendy Hesketh Certified General Accountant



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


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LANDSCAPING (250) 550-0170

SK 2/#+7!,,3

Simon S Si mon mo n

Decorative i Rock Retaining Walls


Pure black, clean, cheap! Please call 250-306-0736


Certified Horticulturist Garden Maintenance & Design Down-to-Earth Gardening



LANDSCAPING Specializing in Decorative Curbing & All Your Other Landscaping Needs


THE LAWNMOWER Strata MAN Residential, & Commercial

FireGuard Sprinkler Systems Ltd. Locally owned & operated in Vernon area - Lawn & Garden Irrigation - Yard Lighting - Interface Fire Protection System - Fire Spinkler Systems for your home



Tel: (250) 308-4099


â&#x20AC;˘ Installation of trees, shrubs, sod, topsoil, decorative rock and mulches â&#x20AC;˘ Spring Clean-Ups Free Estimates


(778) 475-0256

Odarata Lawn & Garden Care NOW BOOKING: De-thatching/Aerating Full Landscape Maintenace Programs Landscape/Irrigation/Design/Installations


(Glory of the Sun)

L a n d s ca p i n g

is still going ...going ...going as Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest originator of DISTINCTIVE landscapes since 1972 â&#x20AC;˘ 778-475-1217 â&#x20AC;˘ 250-503-8593

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B32 Sunday, March 28, 2010 - The Morning Star

Building Supplies Geothermal. Spring Special! $4,350.00 Federal rebate available too! 250-938-1598. Book before July and beat the H.S.T. on retrofits and new homes. 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. 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong.

Farm Equipment 233-10’ Orchard fence posts, 4-5” & 5-6”. Used for 3 acres of Gala apples. Take all for $4.50 per post and the 49 top braces are free. Wire & irrigation piping avail 250-546-0181. Massey 110 Manure spreader. Gandy fertilizer spreader. 12’ Tandem disc. Round bale feeders. High tensile fence wire in spools. Best offers. 250-547-2158. Massey Ferguson 35 Deluxe, high-low range, good tires, $2450 OBO (250)542-1479 Milking machine/ bucket, paid $1300, make offers. MF Tractor, 165, 55hp, ezee-on, post pounder 114. 250-547-6747. TRACTORS, John Deere 1630, 50hp $6000. John Deere 1140 55hp $6000. Both have 5000hrs. 250-878-6173

Food Products LOCAL grown potatoes in Armstrong, German Singlinde Yellowflesh, Russett & Norland- red. 250-5463381, 250-309-4701

Fruit & Vegetables Apples 0.39¢/lb. All varieties. PLEASANT VALLEY FRUIT. Raspberry. 30 bundles $6/bundle, 6 loch ness blackberry, $6-10/pot, (250)5030781

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD Special, Approx 2 cords, fir/pine mix $325. Fir $350, Birch $375. Delivery Available. (250)260-7932

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 Beautiful, round, dark wood dining table w/6 matching chairs w/leather seats & backing. $600 obo. 250-558-8231 HOTEL BED clearance. Over 75 sold. 1 Floor Left 25 Queen size beds - $100+. Super 8 Vernon - 4204 32nd Vernon, BC (250) 542-4434. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Large solid wood diningroom suite, 6-chairs, china cabinet, $900 obo. 250-542-7702. NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver 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 Seniors downsizing. Chesterfield & loveseat, good cond. $75.00.obo. 250-545-4015. Sofa & Chair. Just recovered, country plaid, rust/tan, solid hardwood frame, nice style $350 Firm. 250-547-8819. SOLID OAK, Bentwood Dining Table & 6 Chairs-The Table is Double Pedistal with Ball & Claw Feet- 6’x4’ without the leaf & 7.5’ x4’ with the leaf. $700. Phone 250-503-0819 Email- Solid wood, washed oak, Buffet & Hutch, exc/cond $475 computer hutch(250)308-1965

Garden Equipment 78 MTD lawntractor 11hp, 38” cut, new battery, ignition. $300 Firm. 250-503-2177.

Garden Equipment

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Business for Sale

Gas lawnmower R/B $80. Free p/up dead lawn/garden tractors. (250)260-5819 JD Rider 17hp, 5spd, 48” cut, new battery, rear tires $800 Trade-ins ok. 250-503-2177. Wanted dead chippers, lawntractors, rototillers, snowblowers. For free pickup call 250503-2177.

Estate sale! Furniture, garden tools, gas bbq. Items from $10-$400. 250-549-3146.

SCRAP & BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERYGold/Silver coins top prices paid on the spot- Raven Traders, 2904 30th Ave. (250)549-4322 Wanted: in good/excellent condition Fridge, white.To use for a second fridge. 250-5491489.

FOR Summer Lease, downtown Lumby, in the Heritage Country Building, fully equipped kitchen for take out or ? Gas range, dishwasher, deep fryer, walk in cooler, w/outside patio space, $1000 flat rate per month, incl Hydro & Gas. Avail April 1st. 250-547-9006

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For Sale By Owner

FRONTIER Thule ski rack, asking $200. Gerry 250-5424440. Hand painted colorful decorated Ukrainian Easter Eggs & Home made perogies for sale. (250)545-3667

Heavy Duty Machinery 1988 Ford Louisville tandem axle dump truck, 240hp, certified $10,500. 250-558-8400 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.

Medical Supplies Electric single bed, wireless remote, good quality mattress. $500 OBO (250)558-5082 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, lift chairs, walkers, new & used. Shoprider Dealer 250-542-3745

Misc. for Sale 12Volt remote cont. alum. boat loader $750. Yamaha 1600 Generator like new $650. (250)549-3182 1850 watt Coleman generator $300. Evenrude 4hp twin boat motor $200. Both in very good shape. (250)308-6421 2006 Beachcomber 6-person hottub, loaded, lights, insulation pkg, like new. $9000 new, Asking $4800. 250-549-6005. 30 new ceramic floor tiles, 12x12 $10. 250-275-0995 8pce, High quality Dinner Set. w/platters, bowls etc. cost $2500, sell $300 (250)2606002 Blazeking wood stove, large, w/fan, exc.cond. $500 obo. 250-503-1630. Boys clothes, some name brand jeans, t-shirts,other jeans, shirts, hoodies.size 7-10. $50.00. 250-549-1489. BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. COMMERCIAL Embroidery machine. Amaya by Melco Sauer US, 16 needle/computerized, everything needed to start home based business. $14,900 or trade for small truck of same value. 250-5478819. Countertop 2 barrel ice cap machine, hot cappuccino machine, & microwave, perfect fry self contained countertop deep fryer. Call for details & prices, 250-306-9909 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD.

Farm Equipment

FIR BARK MULCH, $15/YARD. Delivery available. (250)838-6630, 250-804-6720

HOTTUB. 2005 6-person Beachcomber hotttub c/w accessories, good cond. $3300. 250-542-3195. Like new, Omega & Champion Juicer, 1/2 Price. 250-5464915.

MTN. BIKE BLOWOUT! 2008 Transition Syren Rare, fun & bomb proof! 16” frame, Fox Float 36 fork, Fox DHX 5.0 coil rear shock, SRAM X9 drivetrain, Truativ components. Like new, ridden only 6 times. Must be seen. Paid $3800, will sacrifice for only $2399! 250-307-4478. New corner jetted tub, retails $1250, 1st reasonable offer, you take it. 250-558-1668. Nordic Track elliptical trainer, new $1200, immaculate cond. Asking $350 Firm. 250-5478819. Patio table & 4 chairs $100 obo. B&D Electric mower $100 obo. (250)275-2715 Portable bbq in new cond., uses charcoal, $20 obo. 250503-0244, 250-307-2085 Power heads for Different vacuums Eureka, Compact, Hoover, Sweep & Groom & Beam for central vacuums, $50 each. Guaranteed. (250)549-3352 Quilts $45, Candelabra $25, rugs $100, pictures $10, Dishes $10, etc.250-545-0444. Range Hood exhaust w/light. $25 (250)542-6749


Sanyo vacuum $100 obo. Fireplace set $75 obo. Compost bin $25. 1 (250)275-2715 Simply Baskets Home & Gift “A Country Primitive Home Store”

3414 Coldstream Ave, Vernon 250-545-4474

*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. TO give away, 2-bags full of egg cartons. $1. 250-5426142. Van divider w/window for viewing your pets $50. Guitars $50. 250-549-7015. Variety/ DVD Movies: New releases, comedy, horror, true stories etc. 100 movies $3-$5ea. (250)558-4171 WHIRLPOOL washer and dryer. Hotpoint self cleaning stove. Wall oven. Fax machine. All good condition. 250838-0698.

Evans Brothers upright piano. $500 obo. 250-542-0524. FREE LOCAL DELIVERY on serviced, used pianos $495 up. Visit click on “used inventory” or call 250-869-0819. Toll Free 1-800-663-5183

Electric golf caddie, battery & charger, good cond. Was $200, Reduced $100. (250)542-1973 RUSSIAN SKS’s - Top choice, from $299. 1120 RDS Ammo, $195. Shotgun + ammo specials. Guns bought & sold, Glocks. Complete Gunsmiths Services. Bluing, Powdercoating. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575

13.9 tree’d acres. Mins from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000. 250-269-7492 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST. obo. 250-547-6932. SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Apt/Condos for Sale 2bdrm, 2bath, close to town, quiet seniors building, asking $232,000. 250-549-1436. Lux condo, level entry, 2bdr,2 bath, 2u/g stalls, f/p, granite tops,Geo thermo,Aberdeen Heights, 3211-Centennial,Vernon. Save Realty Fees. $314,000. 250-307-4840. NEAR DOWNTOWN Vernon 2 bdrm 2 bath condo. Recent upgrades incl laminate and tile flooring . New appliances F/S, W/D, DW. Wall A/C. Secure U/G parking. Priced to sell at $140,000. Consider Rent to Own. Ph 250-832-3277 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.


You gotta love this place! 3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 Open Monday to Saturday

• Great mountain & city views • Covered patio, small pets okay • Bright, fresh paint, ceramic & carpet flooring • 2 bdrm, 1 baths, air conditioned • Great investment

$172,500 PHONE 250-275-7497 visit: ID#92657 for pics & info

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#108, 3700 28A St • Central location • Awesome 1 bdrm suite/cool in summer • Designer updates include: new cabinets, countertops, faucets, light fixtures, flooring, hot water tank • Small pets okay, walk to all amenities

$142,500 PHONE 250-275-7497 visit: ID#92658 for pics & info

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BUNDLE SALE $ 10’ Lite Duty........ Reg. 79 $ GALVANIZED 10’ Medium Duty .. Reg. 89 GATES H.D. RANCH GATES $ 8’ ................ 99 ROUND BALE $ FEEDERS 10’ .............. 119 $ 12’ ............. 139 $ $ 14’ ............. 159

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Wood pallets, approx.100, 40x48 heavy duty, $15/ea obo. 250-558-1668.


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#310, 3700 28A St

Sporting Goods

Wilton cake decorating supplies, including over 15 character cake pans.Asking $200. 250-545-1168.



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3714 15 Avenue • 1431 sq. ft.,3 bdrms, 2 baths, FR • New roof, furnace, cabinets • Bright rooms, sunken living rooms, F/P • Suitable, low maintenance • Covered patio, fenced yard

Sunday, March 28, 2010 - The Morning Star B33

For Sale By Owner Fantastic view of City of Penticton & lakes, 4900sqft rancher, custom built in 2005 on 1.03 acre, large shop, $1,600,000, (250)493-0358, on line,, #1272 Mobile home. Handyman special! Offers. 250-547-6332. Price reduced $214,200. 3bed 2bath end unit townhouse, many extras, quick possession, 1908 42St 250-549-1276

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

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Unique floor plan with 3385 sq. ft. of living space 5 bdrms, 4 baths, formal LR & DR, spacious FR Hardwood, laminate, tile floors Contemporary paint colors & designer features Private yard, pool, large patio at front & rear

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$479,900 PHONE 250-542-6525 visit: ID#0007857 for pics & info


1706 44 Street • • • •

Quiet cul-de-sac, central location Lots of parking, bring your RV/toys Fully fenced yard, private covered patio 1125 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 baths, lower media rm • Early occupancy -- Hurry in, beat the rush

$229,000 PHONE 250-549-2852 visit: ID#92647 for pics & info


Why rent when you can own? URBAN MASTERPIECE HOME ON 2+ ACRES

201 Twin Lakes Rd.


• 5200 sq. ft. exudes quality & luxury • Impeccable interior/exterior finishings • Chef inspired kitchen, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath • Attached 1150 sq. ft. revenue suite, 2 bdrm, 1 bath • Custom craftsmanship throughout • Cork, tile & high end plank laminate

$839,000 PHONE 250-503-6454 visit: ID#92645 for pics & info

$182,900 PHONE 250-275-7497 visit: ID#92656 for pics & info



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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

3 beds, 2 baths, min. 1200 sq. ft.


RENT TO OWN TOWNHOME 3 bedroom, newly renovated $4,000 down, $1400/mo



CALL PAULA 778-475-1555

Close to downtown, Recently updated $10,000 down, $1200/mo

CALL PAULA 778-475-1555 4bdrm, 3.5 baths, hardwood,best value on Middleton Mtn.$497,000. 250-309-1867. East Hill-NEW AD 6 bedroom, 2 bath bi-level home with detached double garage and heated office, 4 car plus RV parking. House is renovated / upgraded throughout with bay windows, alarm, gas fireplaces, a/c. osmosis, etc. Walk to school, park, & store. Potential for suite. $419,900. Call now for appointment or pics as we plan to list next week (agent chosen). c) 250-3076949.


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• New flooring, designer paint colors • Bright open concept/lots of sunshine • 2998 sq. ft., 4 bdrm, 3 full baths, lge media rm, FR • Daylight bsmt, could be suitable • Fully fenced back area, mtn. & city views

PHONE 250-503-1603 visit: ID#92610 for pics & info

Homes Wanted

108 MILE RANCH: South Cariboo, .4 acre sunny building lot, quiet, paved road, close to lake, trails and golf course. Serviced with water and hydro. (250)791-6497

Good Neighbour Network Vernon 250-549-4161

882 Mt. Grady Rd.

******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Affordable 55+ Community in Enderby, BC features large late model homes, low taxes, close to shopping & recreation RV prkg. For info. call 250308-2110, 250-308-6703


Married couple looking for vendor financing for 2yrs, have down payment. Looking for raw acreage or acreage w/house & outbuildings. 250-963-9619 or email

#420, 3700 28A St • 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, air conditioned • New lights, sinks, faucets, hot water tank • Small pets okay, great for families • Ideal central location

Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down)

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Parks 4252217


250-558-0872 MOBILE Homes Sgl/Dbl Wide. Preowned & new. Merritt BC $45,900 & Up. Also lots avail. 1-800-361-8111

Mobile Homes & Parks 2bdrm modular home in Armstrong, BC features large lease lot, privacy, exc. access, $129,500. Call Vern at Re/max Enderby 888-609-7764 or cell: 250-308-2110 Mobile D.wide, 2bdrm, large shop, many upgrades, on creek, Holiday Park. $145,000 obo. 250-542-7702. Reno’d 2bdrm 12x62 mobile in downtown Lumby MHP, $53,900. (250)547-9659

Real Estate An Okanagan RENT TO OWN company seeking Investors and Tenants for secured investment. Homes available Now. Call NOW 1-888-4977008 for more info.

Townhouses 2bdrm, 2bath, 7appl, single garage, centrally located, walk to Kin beach, pet friendly, no age restriction, large yard. $327,000. 250-503-1488. 3bdrm, 2.5bath, double garage, like new, built in 2009, 10yr warranty, family oriented, $319,900. (250)540-5451

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

Call to view 250-308-6801

1 BDRM - $650

Apt/Condo for Rent Discover the Secret!

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

Furnished, 1-bdrm + bunkroom, Silver Star, 5-appl, $679 incl/util,ns/np, (250)558-5045

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


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


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AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST 2 bedroom suite, $ view towards lake ..... /mo 2 bedroom suite, $ view towards lake ......... /mo

1000 980

F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, plus heat, hot water and hydro all included. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. N/S, N/P. Good building for Seniors! On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

250-542-1701 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo for rent available immediately. 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


3bdrm, 2 bath bi-level, new roof, dbl carport, detached garage, new windows. $319,900 250-558-0871

Apt/Condo for Rent


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2 bd 1 bath apart 3906 27 Av $745 + util incl FS Avail now 1 bd 1 bath cozy bsmt suite $750 incl utilities 6980 P. V. Rd avail mid March 2 bd 1 bath downtown townhouse $745+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

ENDERBY 1 & 2bdrm apartment, N/S, N/P $600/mo & up, laundry avail. 250-308-9299

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EAST Hill/Lakeview Manor Bachelor suite, hardwood floors, onsite laundry, n/s, n/p, Avail April 1, util incl. (250)260-5870

A New Tradition of Quality Living

1 & 2bdrm, recently renovated, close to downtown, $800 & $850, 250-307-7117


Apt/Condo for Rent Silver Star 2bdrm, 930 sq.ft, $800 util incl., April15-Nov15. 250-545-9232.

Fabulous Silver Star cozy 2bdrm, beautifully furnished, new TV. 416-702-1298. avail April- Dec Low monthly rate, util/incl.

1 & 2-bdrm, adult building, F/S, N/P, near Schubert, heat & hot water incl, $650$750 250-260-8454. 1-bdrm, close to rec centre $600/mo, also 2-bdrm bsmt suite, $750/mo both n/p, n/s, (250)545-8443, 604-910-8443 1 bdrm condo,clean, updated, on site laundry, a/c, storage rm, small pet? D/T location $700 + util.250-307-5019. 1bdrm condo, recently reno’d, adult oriented building, ns, np, $695 +util. 250-938-3959 2BDRM, 1bath condo, nicely finished, f/s, w/d, a/c, avail. April 1. $850/mo. n/s, n/p. 250-503-6002. 2BDRM, 1bath, F/S, A/C, NS, onsite laundry, close to amenities, R.R. small pet okay, $750-$850/mo 250681-1848, 250-306-8252, 250545-8252 8am-8pm 2bdrm $700-$750. No dogs, no drugs. (250)260-1630 2bdrm condo, 1.5bath, f/s, w/d, no dogs, n/s, $800/mo. avail. April 1. 250-545-2367 2bdrm condo at Creekside, Silver Star, April-Dec. Incl. all utilities except phone and internet. 650/month. 260-0281. 2bdrm condo at Firelight, Silver Star, April-Dec. Includes all utilities except phone. 1000/month. 260-0281. ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261 Brand new, 2bdrm, downtown Vernon, $1250/mo incl all appli, AC, W/D, Secured heated U/G Parking. Call Mel 604936-8513, 778-772-4919. CALL ABOUT OUR “RENT INCENTIVES” 1bdrm & 2bdrm, 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 Deluxe 2bdrm, 2bath, large balcony, gas fireplace, secure adult building, ns, np, $990/mo. (250)308-9402

New paint & lino. ADULT bldg. Parties, pets & drugs are not welcome, please do not apply if any of these apply to you. Hydro not included. Call for interview 250-558-5020 or leave msg.

Apt/Condo for Rent 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

Hospital area, unique well maintained building, 2bdrm insuite laundry, D/W, A/C, lg inclosed balcony, avail. immed. $925. 250-306-3939 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 LOCATED NEAR COURTHOUSE Small 1bdrm w/hardwood floors, suitable for responsible tenant. $600 incl heat/hot water, NS/NP. 250-542-0153.

Bed & Breakfast BED AND Breakfasts, Attractions, tourism operators get incredible exposure for your business…Advertise in the 2010-2011 BC Alberta Bed & Breakfast directory. Call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 ext. 744

Commercial/ Industrial Downtown Of¿ce Space For Lease

500 to 5000 sq. ft. 2 MONTHS FREE WITH 3 YR. LEASE 6 MONTHS FREE WITH 5 YR. LEASE Call Dawn Taylor, Re/Max Vernon 250-309-4092

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


RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412

FOR LEASE 2400sq’, 690 McCurdy Rd, Kelowna, avail May 1. Rick 250-770-0903. Lumby Retail/Office Space on hwy#6, in town, great parking. 500-2000sqft. @ $10.00/sqft. (250)558-3655, 250-309-3032 Office space available for RMT or other natural health practitioner. Part time space, shared reception with RMT & ND’s, brand new building. Call 250-306-1401

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

NEW 1bdrm condo on OK Lake, hot tub, private beach, underground prkg, $1275/mo. incl: hydro/gas/cable/phone & internet. 250-308-0793 NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C. S/S appl. Laundry avail. NP. $1050 & up 780-278-4140


Unless you are a First Time Buyer and want a great deal

JUSTIN SKLADAN Vernon 250-540-3590

LOOKING TO BUY REAL ESTATE? has more properties for sale in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies combined.* has new listings hitting the market daily. Why not call a agent today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/07


Sunday, March 28

1:00-4:00 pm

5806 L&A Road, Vernon

5 bdrm/2 bath, 2386 sq. ft. Completely renovated inside and out. Beautiful backyard with playhouse, shed and garden. Great views and lots of parking.


250-308-7448 or 250-212-0848

2187 Verde Vista Road, Kelowna Mortgage Helper or B&B Potential


$379,900 MLS®10001170

Spacious walk-out Rancher with new roof, newer Furnace & H/W heater, new flooring. Spectacular valley views-2 F/P, Huge Fenced back yard with assorted fruit trees, nice w-shop/ garage, RV prkg. It’s Country Living at its BEST !!

This One Really! Won’t last long!!


Sunday, March 28 1-4pm 1605 44th Street

Bill Anton - 250-309-3255 Web: email: CENTURY 21 EXECUTIVES LTD.

B34 Sunday, March 28, 2010 - The Morning Star

Commercial/ Industrial

Mobile Homes & Pads


North BX, 2bdrm, large addition, covered deck, F/S, AC, gas heat, NP, $700 +util. DD $350. April 1. 250-545-6643.

Call Ray Stafford Sutton Lakefront


Retail commercial office space approx. 1544sqft in busy Spallumcheen Industrial park, avail. immed. rate neg. 250-549-0141 Retail/Comm, high exposure, in busy retail area. Avail immed, rate neg. 1m3500sq.ft., Vernon. 1-250-7177488. Shop for rent 1250 sq ft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900 per month, utilities Call 250 549-4500 UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 250-558-1166 WAREHOUSE, office, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 1-250-314-7225, 250550-4178.

Cottages / Cabins RENT or Rent-to-Own% with $20,000.downpymnt. Westside Rd/LaCasa. 2bdrm+den cottage/home Av. now. F/P, lrg deck, garage, w/d, 30mins. to Kelowna, $1500. +utils. ns/np. 250-769-0980

Duplex / 4 Plex 3bdrm duplex, W/D, F/S, $1050/mo. 250-550-4100 Len. BRIGHT 3 bdrm 1.5 bath, 3 levels. Large yard. Pet friendly $1100 + utils. 250-938-4840 Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $800 (250)838-9657 Large 2bdrm, walk to town, W/D h/u, cat ok, $925 util/incl. 250-542-4310, 250-308-9028. Mission Hill, large 2bdrm, carport, heat/hot water incl. w/d, $1000/mo. 250-308-2103. MODERN 3bdrm duplex, A/C, W/D, $1350/mo. util/incl. 250558-7814. 250-309-5546. Silver Star, 2bdrm, 2bath, cable internet, DW, W/D, BBQ April-Nov $900 250-306-1596.

Housesitting HOUSE SITTER Available 50 year old professional female willing to housesit in exchange for utilities. N/S N/P. Excellent references. Please contact 250-545-2215 ext 252

Mobile Homes & Pads

Homes for Rent 4275780



• Good central location • 5342’ - $3633.50/month • 1528’ - $1039.44/month • Could be combined for 6870 SQ.FT.

• Lumby 1 bdrm above ground suite, new, bright, 800 sqft. $800 incl utilities • Bachelor suite incl. util, shared bathrooms. $550 • 2 bdrm upper suite, incl all util. FS, WD, looks good. $950 • 3 bdrm townhome. 1.5 bath, nice, cat OK. $950 • 2 bdrm condo, very nice, hardwood floor, new cupboards. $1100

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon ALEXIS PARK, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, valley view, handy location near Westbild Centre & Alexis Park Elementry School, laundry H/U. $900/mo. Available April 1. Sorry, NS, NP. COLDSTREAM, Great 3+1 Bd family home, awesome view. Great neighbourhood, F/S, D/W, W/D. $1,670/mo. Available May 1. Sorry, NS, NP. MISSION HILL, Totally remodeled Bsmt 1 bdrm, shared laundry. $800/mo. incl utilities. Available April 1. Sorry, NS. CROZIER RD, Old farm house. Garage, shed, acreage. $1,200/mo. Available May 1. Sorry, NS, pet OK. COLDSTEAM, Close to Kidston Elementary, 3+1 bd, remodeled home on 1/4 acre. Gorgeous setting. $1,600/mo. Available May 1. Sorry, NS.


In Lumby, In Valmarie, 3bdrm, F/S, W/D, gas heat, NP, April 1, $800/mo. 250-503-7044.

2bdrm, 1bath, ac, gas f/p, hardwood flrs, all appl. detached garage, fenced backyard, ns, np, close to Beairsto school, $1200/mo. +util. 250309-4996

Property Management

Property Management

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES Executives Realty Ltd. #101 - 2901 32nd Street Vernon, BC V1T 5M2 Bus. (250) 550-2120 Fax. (250) 549-2106

• Rental Management • Strata Management • Investment Property Management Call Maria or Diana Today for a detailed information package 250-550-2120

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • TWO BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE – In Alexis Park area. 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 per month includes utilities • TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT – On Okanagan Avenue in Regency Gardens. Rent includes F/S, D/W, & on site coin laundry.

RENT: $775.00 per month plus electricity • 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



Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


Suites, Upper

2bdrm, ideal for professional couple, NS/NP, W/D, F/S, April 1. $1100/mo +util & DD. 250-542-1791. 2bdrm, level-entry, downtown, large yard, & shed, W/D, NS/NP, avail imm, R.R., $925/mo +util. 250-558-8226. 3BDRM & den detached house in central area of Enderby. Appl. R.R. lease & D.D. required. N/S. April 1. $1100/mo. 250-838-2111. 3bdrm mainfloor of bright lower EastHill home, absolutely NS, $900 +util. 250-558-0933. 3bdrms, top floor, 1.5bath, front yard, big back deck, n/p. $1200 +1/2 util. Avail April 1. 250-550-6869. 4-bdrm, 2.5-bath, $1900+util, 3-bdrm, upper floor, 1.5-bath $1350+60% util, 1-bdrm, ground floor, w/kitchen & bath, $850+40% util or $950 flat. All of the above, 180 degree view of Kal Lake/Coldstream area, NO PETS, Avail Immed, (250)869-9788 4bdrm, 3.5bath, strata home at Silver Star, avail. April 1 to Nov. 30, $1500/mo. +util. NS, NP, (250)549-7016 4bdrm house in Ok Landing area, on acreage, $1500/mo. 6530 Scott Rd. (250)308-0793 5min walk to downtown Salmon Arm, Newly reno’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/P inside, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 Alexis Park, 3bdrm, upper floor, W/D, AC, D/W, fenced yard, deck, NS/NP, May 1, $1350/mo. 80% util. 250-5451229. ARMSTRONG HOME 1250/mo DD, n/p, no utilities included, n/s, fenced yard with shop, close to town, quiet area, 1 1/2 baths, 3 bedrooms. Avail asap. 250-546-9736. ARMSTRONG small 1bdrm house, $900/mo. no dogs. (604)556-1104 Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park with lakeview, N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Immed, RR Kristen 250-3065604 Charming 2bdrm home. 1/2 bsmt, appl., shed, fenced, private yard. Central Vernon. NS/NP. Avail immed. $1050 + utilities. 250 549 1696 Coldstream executive 3bdrm +den, a/c, f/s, d/w, garden, deck, $1250. (250)558-5149 Coldstream orchard location, 4bdrms, 1bath, F/S, W/D, DW, garage, pets neg. Avail April 1. $1400/mo util/incl. 250-5490310, 250-308-7004. EastHill, 3bdrm, large fenced yard, carport, F/S, NS, No dogs, $1275/mo incl.water, garbage, sewer, recycling. Avail May 1. 250-542-0775. Furnished, 4bdrm, 3bath, executive, Silver Star, April 1. ns, np, $1199+util. 250-558-5045 FURNISHED or UNFURNISHED UPPER FLOOR EXECUTIVE HOME. PANORAMIC VIEW, 3BDRM, 2BATH, JACUZZI, 2 F/P, LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED, NS/NP. $1700/MO. 250-308-9282 Oyama 3bdrm mobile home in orchard, huge deck, lakeview, $980 +DD. 403-932-5725 SHORT term rental, 2bdrm, fully furnished, priv. country setting, lakeview, 5min North of Vernon, incl/util. cable & internet, $1300. 250-549-7210 Small 2 bdrm + computer rm, 2bath, 5appl, ns, np, full bsmnt $800 + util. 250-542-9297

Superb fully furnished & Equipped 4bdrm, 3bath ski chalet, avail March 31-Oct 31 $1300/mo incl/util 250-6619914

HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090. RV’S, BOATS & AUTO YARD STORAGE. ARMSTRONG. 250-546-6022, 250-308-9250

Bright Quiet, fully furnished, Studio suite, incl all util, + cable, local phone, wireless internet, Would suit single mature person, $225 weekly, (250)558-9428

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

Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. RV seasonal site rentals. Apr 15 to Oct 15. $3500 + tax. Blind Bay Resort (Shuswap) Sites also for sale. Book today 1-800-667-3993 or

Rooms for Rent Room for rent, one female pref, n/s, n/p, no-drugs, no parties, $450 inclusive, Armstrong. (250)308-2326

Senior Assisted Living Room(s) avail. in priv. home with careaide services on site. For more info 250-503-2507 SUPPORTIVE Assisted Living, lovely rural home, easy access to highway 97, 24hr nursing coverage, activities on request (ie shopping, doctors, day programs), References available. Call (250)546-4099

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1 ROOM, furnished, close to town, parking, $500 util/cable/internet incl. Avail. April 1. (250)306-3169 OR 250-275-3421 FURNISHED room for rent, incl, cable/util, $400/mo+DD, (250)550-4740 Furnished room in large house, 7min. to Vernon. 15min. to Silver Star, Fitness room, pool, $450/mo incl util, Suitable for mature prof. or student. (250)503-8018 Rooming house, large room for rent, East Hill, bus route, cable & util/incl. $450mo. (250)558-3579 Roommate M/FM, house, W/D, DW, cable, wireless, util/incl. $450. 250-540-4272 Senior female wanting to share home w/same,in Vernon on bus line or close to shops. 250-306-8464.

Storage 2 Secure single garages & fenced storage lot, 32’x100’ avail for rent near 25th ave/39th St. 250-550-4069. 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 1-250-212-8489 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. Fenced and secured storage on Okanagan Avenue Vernon from $30/mth 250-549-4500 M&K Storage 8x20 containers for rent, our yard, $100/mo. 250-545-2936, 47th Ave & 31 St

Homes for Rent

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


*Houses *Twnhme * Furnished Accommod. * Vernon * Armstrong 2 bdrm 1 bath Coldstream home $1000+util 9913 Kalamalka Lake Rd Incl F,S Available now 3 bdrm 2 bath Parker Cove home $1200+util #3 Lakeshore Rd Includes F,S,W,D,DW Avail now 3-4 bdrm 2 bath rural farmhouse $1200+util 8553 HWY 6 includes FR,ST Avail April 3+1 bdrm 4 bath custom exec home $1800+util 501 Whitecourt Pl. Incl F,S,DW. Avail May 2010 3 bdrm 3 bath townhouse $1200+util 1607 43rd Avenue Includes Fr St Available April long term 2 bdrm 2 bath Foothills townhome $1400+util 6964 Manning Place Includes appl.. Avail now 3 bdrm 2.5 bath furnished townhome $1595+util 4900 Heritage Dr Includes 6 appl. Avail. May 2 bdrm 1 bath one level downtown home $1125+util 2802-38St Includes appl Avail April 4 bdrm 3 bath furnished executive home 18451 Crystal Waters Rd $1500 incl util & appl 3 bdrm 1 bath renovated home 2113 34 st $1100+util inc FSWD avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath level entry home $1050 + util 4008 31 Street Incl Appl Avail April CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119

See pictures & maps at

FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Suites, Lower 1BDRM, avail immed, $600/mo incl.hydro, NS/NP, no parties. 250-549-6747. 1-bdrm, incl. small room for office, storage? all util/cable incl, n/p, n/s, no-parties, $750/mo. (250)558-3063 1-bdrm + large den, 1100+sqft new, quiet BX area, n/s, n/p, w/d, f/s, d/w, a/c, bbq-h/u, $950/mo (250)241-8024 1bdrm, sep/entry, NS, NP, FS, WD, sat/TV, util/incl, $700 for 1 . 250-545-6090. 1bdrm util. cable, internet, $875/mo. wet bar, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now 250-260-0388. 1BDRM, walkout, priv. entry, n/s, $750/mo 250-549-7450, 250-306-2727. 2-bdrm, April1, incl, 4appl, Hydro, heat, Ref & DD. kids are ok, $975/mo (250)542-7124 2-bdrm bsmn’t suite, clean, n/p, no-smokers, for quiet person, level entry, 39th Ave. $800/mo 250-545-5841. 2bdrm, EastHill, new reno’d, adult oriented, priv.entry, insuite W/D, NS,D/W off street parking, 1 cat ok. $950/mo util & Satt.TV incl. Avail Imm. 250542-4757. 2-bdrm, newly painted,heat, cable, hydro incl, Suits single/prof. couple, Ref., n/p, n/s, 250-307-4343. 2-bdrm suite, brand new, Coldstream, n/s, n/p, $900, incl/util, (250)545-8352 250309-4657 2BDRM, W/D, F/S incl Avail Immed N/S N/P $750/mo 604741-4196 3bdrm bsmnt suite avail April 1, 3602 15th ave, near Mission Hill school & bus. 250-5496554, 250-372-4842. Armstrong, 1bdrm suite, very quiet, newly reno’d, $600/mo incl.basic util. Suits single female. 250-546-9919. ARMSTRONG 1 bedroom bsmt suite , Shared Laundry, Non Smoking, Dogs Neg, Separate entrance $600 Util included. 250-546-3327. AVAIL April 1, 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, bright, clean, laminated floor, Okanagan Lake View, Sep.entry, prefer single mature person, NS/NP, $800/mo incl.util. plus W/D, cable & wireless internet. R.R. 250-542-6992. Bright level entry 1bdrm suite, non smoking, f/S, own laundry, $750 +1/2 util. 250-549-1889 Bright, newer, 2bdrm, n/s in/out, n/p, laundry, Middleton $875incl/util. 250-542-8896 EAST HILL: Large 1-bdrm + Den, Senior oriented, N/S, N/P, W/D, private entry, $800 util included., (250)558-0474 EAST HILL LARGE 2bdrm sauna f/p shared w/d priv/entry N/S N/P $830 util/incl cable/ internet. April 1 542-0085 Furnished 1 bdrm, n/p, n/s, w/d access. $625 util incl. Avail March 31. 250-260-2807 Large 2 bdrm, level entry suite, w/d,f/s,d/w,n/s,n/p, partially furnished, $900 util incl.,250-545-7050. Spacious 1bdrm, mtn/lake views, Pv.W/D/entry, DW, NS/NP, storage, parking, near college, $725/mo. 938-2679.

Nice 2bdrm, East Hill, central loc. W/D, N/S, N/P, hrdwd flrs, $800 +util. 250-306-2460



2 bedroom both with bathrooms, 3rd bath Garage, N/P, N/S, Bella Vista area. Available May 1ST. 250-545-4122

FOR RENT 3 Bedroom Townhome Close to downtown Lots of renos $1200 + Utilities

Auto Services TIRE CHANGES FOR $8 PER TIRE. 250-546-6934

CALL PAULA 778-475-1555

Cars - Domestic

3bdrm, 2bath, Hawthorne Lane, $900/mo. 250-5756161. Avail March 15. 3bdrm townhouse, close town, $850. 250-558-5053.


GORGEOUS 3 BR townhouse, newly renovated, gas fireplace, pool. Close to transit, schools, beach and shopping. No smokers, N/P. $1150 + utils. Jon 250-307-3119 ROCK, the end unit. 4bdrm and 3.5bath rm. close to all amenities and bus routes. includes all appliances and security system!! $1600+utilities. 250 558 8860.

Antiques / Classics 1974 Ford F250, 4x4, 390 4spd, looks & drives good, $2500. 250-307-4965.

Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Continental Touring Contact AS P195/60R16 75% $180. 250-540-1471. 4 Dunlop Radial Rover LT 245/75R16 load range E $540 obo. 250-540-1471. 4 Marshall Touring P195/70R14 used 1 summer $190. 250-540-1471. 4 Nokian Vativa 235/70R16 70% Tread $400 obo. 250540-1471. FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. Mercedes used parts. Peter 250-542-0284. 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.

Auto Financing

Suites, Upper

1 Bedroom Suite Available in the Victorian. Please inquire for a viewing Elly 250-545-0470 1bdrm, full bath, newly reno’d,n/s, n/p, April 15. $700pm util incl.,250-307-8747 Available April1st, Bachelor unit, in quiet building. appt needed, 250 275-6224 IMMACULATE 3-bdrm 2-bath, f/p, WD. large yard/deck $1200/mo, (250)306-0046

Auto Financing

Classifieds 550-7900

1993 blue Cutlass Cruiser 250K, runs great, exc.body, $650 obo (250)307-7177 msg 1994 BUICK Skylark V6, 297000km, New: rad & hoses, water pump, heater core, brakes, CD Player $1400 OBO 250-545-6601 OR 250-5468669 Pls Leave Msg. 1996 Grand Marquis, top condition loaded, need intake manifold $1500 obo. 250-5457951. 1998 Ford Escort 4dr, auto, ac cd player, recent service, exc. cond. 151,000k, $3450 250938-0012 1998 Pontiac Firebird Conv. only 69,000K, closest offer to $11,900. Call (250)549-6897 1998 Toyota Camry, 223,000kms. $2000 obo. 250542-0524. 2002 Neon, 4dr, auto, air, cd, p/w, p/l, exc/cond, 121K, $4250 (250)545-4170 2005 Sunfire Sport Tech, 5spd, 59,000kms, 2 sets of tires, $5800. (250)545-0351 2006 CHEVY Caprice, mind cond, 47,000kms., 5spd. sport, asking $7900. 250-469-4056 2008 Honda Accord 31,000K, full load, leather, navigation, voice control, warranty, $26,800. (250)307-4811 2008 VW Golf 36,000 kms, standard, clean, extra set winter tires, one owner, $15,500 obo. 250-838-6760 Senior must sell! 1996 Honda Accord, 4cyl, auto, 96,000K, very good cond, $4200. (250)545-6005

Cars - Sports & Imports 1979 Mercedes 300D. $800. obo. 250-549-7021. 1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible, softop & hardtop, exc.cond. $14,500 Peter 250542-0284 1985 Mercedes diesel camperized Van, 5spd, high roof, exc.cond $14,500. Peter 250542-0284. 1987 Mercedes 300 SDL, 332,000kms, diesel, auto, a/c, leather, cruise, summer & winter tires, injectors rebuilt. $3000 +GST. 250-308-1616. 1990 RX7 white, blue interior, no motor, c/w tranny, $1500 obo. 778-475-0118 1993 Golf, 4dr, auto, good condition, 215,000kms, $1795 obo. 250-558-5511. 1994 VW Jetta, 300+K, 5-spd, exc/cond, summer/winter ties $2800 OBO (250)275-4968 1998 Saturn, 210,000kms, 4d, a/c, standard, $2000 OBO (250)307-8070 1999 Mercedes, Sport convt.,230SLK, excellent, shape, silver. Priced to sell $15,900. obo.250-307-4840. 2001 Passat, Wagon, GLS, fully loaded, black/black leather, 200,000kms, exc/cond $8900 (250)307-6906 2002 Kia Rio, 1.5, 5 spd, a/c, cruise, etc.,only 110,000 kms, ex cond.,250-838-7278 250838-6306. 2003 As new, Senior driven Subaru, 5,230 gently driven kms, $12,900. (250)558-7975 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $17,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Saab 92X, 96,00K, AWD, tinted windows, leather, fully loaded, $15,000. (250)550-7135

Sunday, March 28, 2010 - The Morning Star B35

Special Occasions

Special Happy 21st


Rosemary Johnson wishing you a

Happy 90 Birthday


Happy Sweet 16 Kiara!

With love from your family and friends

Love Mom, Kyle & Nicole


Kaylin Jean

POSTERS 18”X 24”

Hope this coming year is fabulous!


Love Mom, Dad and Carlee


helmgraphics 250.545.6452

Cars - Sports & Imports 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, incl.winter tires on rims, manual, all serviced at Acura. $14,000. 250-309-4920. 2006 HONDA CIVIC DX with AC, Auto, 130K Lady Driven Only, Silver, Very Clean, Michelins with bonus 4 Yokohama Winter Tires on Steel Rims, Canada’s #1 Selling Car, Great performance & gas mileage. Very safe. (250)5422144 2007 VW Beetle Convertible, 38,000kms, 2.5L, auto, a/c, heated seats, CD, full load, $17,500. Chris 250-938-0347 MERCEDES 230SLK sport convertible, 140K, excellent cond., only $16,500. Best Offer 250-469-4056

Motorcycles 1972 Yamaha XS650, runs, needs work, a true classic. $500. 250-307-4965. 1980 Honda CM400T, 68,000kms, new tires etc. $1500. 250-307-4965. 1984 Honda Elite, water cooled, 125cc, in exc. cond. $1000 firm. 250-542-0913, 250-938-1199 1984 Suzuki GV1200 Madura V4, all original, new tires $4200 OBO (250)275-4968 2002 VSTAR 1100, 19,000 kms. Excellent condition and loads of extras, must see $6,990. 250-308-8810 2003 Kawi Z 1000, met blk, 22,000kms, , great cond. lots of extras, travel bags & 2 sets of gear $5999. 250-308-6124. 2005 HD Night Train, 20,000km. 2yr. extended warranty, saddle bags, detachable backrest, elect. sec. sys., windshield, Screaming Eagle pipes, 1yr old battery, newer tires $9,900. 250-860-7785 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, windshield, saddlebags, backrest, floor boards, 9000kms, exc.cond $6200 obo. 250-558-6835. 2006 Yamaha Scooter BWS 50cc, black, like new, $2000 (250)275-1508, 250-540-1649 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. or 250-764-7075 Reasonable 2 stroke dirt bike repairs & high performance modifications. 250-308-0448.

Off Road Vehicles 2003 Honda 450, 4x4, $3200 obo. 250-260-8226. $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooter $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@ $1499 Buggie, UTV, etc. 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Recreational/Sale 1962 Chevy MH BlueBird, fully self contained, HP 327, auto, $1000. 250-307-4965. 1983 Yamaha 750 Maxim, very good shape, asking $2450. (250)503-6002



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1985 Class C Empress MH, exc.cond. lots of extras, sleeps 6, Asking $12,700 obo. 250545-2015, 250-307-4899. 1988 Citation Supreme, Class C, DUAL FUEL, all options, vg cond, Gen.set, (250)546-9691 1994 Travelaire 26’ Rustler 5th Wheel, a/c, awning, everything works, includes hitch $8900 Great cond. (250)938-8661 1997 Dynasty Monaco Motorhome, Cummins diesel engine, 40’ w/slide, private deal, no GST, $89,000. To see is a must! (250)550-4408 1997 VANGUARD Trailer 28 ft with tip. Like New very few hwy miles. Brand new awning never used. Maintained regularly $14,000 Firm. Call H)250838-6381 C)250-241-2556 1998 22’ Chevy, fully equip’d., 8cyl 350 engine, upper/lower. beds, 113,500kms. Asking $19,000. 250-491-3882 2000 Westwind 23’ travel trailer, sleeps 7, excellent cond., great family unit. $10,900.250547-9430. 2005 GMC 3500 diesel, 2007 Okanagan camper.Will sell camper sep. 250-546-6625. 2006 9’ Okanagan truck camper, solar panel, fantastic fan, M/W, rear awning, skylight w/blind $13,000. 250-5420672. 2008 19FT Hideout, Asking $15,000 obo. Sleeps 7, double kitchen sink, full size shower. Air conditioning. Call Sandy 250-542-3994 evenings 21.5’ Terry trailer 5th wheel, Call (250)838-6663 Newmar Class A RV, 35ft, 2003 Mountain Aire with 2 slides, many extras, only 45,000kms, GM 8.1lt V8, exc. cond., $79,900, 250-493-0358 SACRIFICE -Medical Reasons. Save 1000’s now-HST coming! 2005 Corsair Excella 10’8” Camper, bought new 2006 used 2 days. Generator “Happi-Jak”, electric jacks, full n/s queenbed, sep. shower, o/s shower, heated tanks, bsmnt storage, new batteries regulator, canopy, many more features. Beautiful unit. FORD F350 Dually, crew cab everything rebuilt or replaced, gas 460, runs great. Unit replacement value over $48,000. Reasonable offers to $29,450. May consider Camper sale separately call 250-769-6010 Starcraft tent trailer, like new stove, sink, fridge, furnace. $4,000. 250-838-0522

2008 Summit 800cc, 146” track, 22.5 flow rites in air box, $7999. 250-558-8201.

Need Cash? Cash Factory Loans offers Payday, CTB, EI, & Pension Loans up to $800, collateral Loans up to $10,000, now offering Cheque Cashing & Tax Returns! Money in Minutes! #6, 2601 Hwy 6 across from Tim Horton’s, or 250-5031010.

2006 Searay Sun Deck, 20’ Bowrider, CD/XM radio stereo, 5.0L Merc, very low hrs, Bimney & snap on canvas, mint cond. $28,900. 250-938-0231. 2008 Bayliner 185 Bowrider, c/w trailer, stereo, 3.0L merc, exc.cond $13,900. 250-938-0231. 24’ Pontoon Boat w/trailer, 90hp Nissan 2stroke, upholstery needs TLC $11,000 OBO, 18’ Mirage Bowrider, 4.3L engine, 160hrs, black & white, $9400 OBO, 2005 Johnson 9.9 2stroke, brand new, never used. $2400 OBO (250)558-0618 Project boat, 1948 wood Sailboat, trailer, some restoration done. Great project for someone, Offers. (250)558-3777 Sangster Craft, 15.5’, Evinrude 40hp on trailer w/extras. $1800 obo. 250-549-0445.

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 or

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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1976 Jeep CJ5, black, 4x4, $5500. 1-780-906-7966, 250558-8201. 1996 Explorer Limited V8, exc. cond. pearl cream color, w/all options, 250K, asking $2900. Call Jerry 250-549-0051 2004 Honda CRV EXL, loaded, exc/cond, summers/ winters on rims. $18,300 OBO (250)545-8936

Trucks & Vans 1977 F150 Short box, red, gas 4x4, $12,000. 1-780-9067966, 250-558-8201 1980 GMC 5000 14’x5’ high dump box. Fully tarped, certified, $5000 in recent W.O. $6900. (250)488-1425 1988 Toyota p/u extra cab, 7’ box, 5spd, Sirius. $2500 obo. 250-558-4714. 1991 Mazda, canopy, auto, fair cond. $495 obo. 250-5585511 1993 F150 4x4 $800. 2001 Grand Caravan $2500. (250)260-3998 1993 F250 460 propane/gas, 4x4, winch, canopy. $4100 obo. 250-308-6766. 1996 GMC Sierra half ton 4x4 ext. cab, pick-up, low kms, exc. shape, $6000 obo. (250)833-4682 1997 International 4900-DT 466E flat deck Eaton 6 spd Tranny, air brakes 33000 km on new engine CV Inspection, steel deck good rubber Fassi F145 Knuckle Boom with forks & straps. $24900 Ray 250 308-0157 1998 Ford F150 4x4, ext/cab, 4.6 auto, canopy, very good cond $4,900 (250)306-3787 2000 Chevy, 1500 4x4, reg. cab, L/B, 4.8, auto, 160K, very good cond. $5500 306-5362 2000 Ford F150 ext cab, V6, 2wd, fully loaded, ex cond, 148,000 kms. $5,700.250938-1419 2000 Ford F350 crew cab, short box, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, auto, lariate, loaded w/leather, $17,500 obo. 250-546-0994 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD, 4.7L, V8, cruise, tilt, air, 4dr, 98,000kms, $7700 obo. (250)545-7671, 250-938-6301 2006 Dodge Ram, 2500, 4x4, hemi, auto, cr/cab, L/B, great cond, $13,900 (250)503-0320 2006 GMC 3500 4x4, diesel, auto, Crewcab longbox $26,400. 250-545-5394 D10160 2007 Chevy Silverado, 4x4, 2500HD, 4dr, 117,000kms, full load, $21,500. 778-475-0521.

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Utility Trailers TRAILER RENTALS - dump, cargo, utility - 250-275-3058 TRAILERS All types, all sizing, excellent pricing. (250)545-2000 U-Built Utility trailer with lid & boat rack $400. Phone (250)542-6215 to view.


12’ Aluminum Boat $825 OBO


Adult Entertainment AAA VIXON Attractive blonde, discrete, non rushed, offers sensual body massage. Incalls/outcalls. My apologies for missed calls, new hours. 11am-Midnight. 250-308-5946.


2005 Bayliner 192 Cuddy Cabin, fish finder, 3.0L 4cyl Merc, $13,900. 250-938-0231.

1st Class Mystique Escorts Gorgeous ladies of all ages to suit every need 24/7 outcall service. (250)558-5500. NOW HIRING. 2 Beautiful young women, 24hr, in or out. Reasonable rates. 250-540-4816. 30 year old, petite, attractive, brunette is available from 11:00am-12midnight in Vernon. 250-306-0344.



“Great Response” 12’ Alum. boat, motor, orrs, gas tank, seats, ready to go, $1400 250-545-8547 after 6pm

EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 40, 5’’7. Shylynn. Asia visiting soon. 859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048


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1997 Seadoo Speedster SE 170 HP twin Rotax Jet Engines Very fast, runs great Excellent condition inside and out New wake tower with two racks Fitted cover and trailer Always serviced Parked under cover Low hours




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The Township of Spallumcheen is proposing to conduct a review of its Official Community Plan (OCP). To do so, the Township is seeking the services of a qualified consultant or consulting team with experience and knowledge in conducting such reviews. The current OCP has worked well in guiding decisions on planning and land use matters. It is, however, time to revisit and update this policy document by engaging the community in a comprehensive public and stakeholder consultation process. It is expected that going through such a process will help ensure that Council decisions related to land use, development, transportation and infrastructure reflect the community’s desired future of Spallumcheen. Detailed Terms of Reference for this project are available on the Township’s website at and at the office of the Township of Spallumcheen located at 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen BC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Proposals must be received at the Township office no later than Friday, April 16, 2010. For further information, please contact Greg Routley, Planner at (250) 550-3734 or by e-mail at Lynda Shykora Administrator

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