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Boat exam a reality BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

Remember that flap about getting your boating licence last September when it officially became a binding rule? It hasn’t gone away. And boaters face a $250 fine if they’re caught operating a motor craft without a licence. Luckily, there are plenty of places in the Okanagan to get certified and once you do, it’s good for life. In Vernon, there will be test-taking opportunities three times every week until Labour Day weekend. Charleen Powell, of High Response Water Sports, gives the exam on behalf of Transport Canada and is stationed just outside Canadian Tire on 27th Street every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding long

weekends. Powell says people need to take the licence process more seriously. “When cars came out, you didn’t need a driver’s licence but people kept crashing,” she said. “Boating got so popular, now it’s the same as having a driver’s licence.” She says Transport Canada’s research indicates only a third of boat owners currently have a licence. An avid boater herself, Powell says some people’s boating practices are appalling. “It is scary because one of the biggest mistakes people make is picking people (in the water) up on the lefthand side,” she said. “You can drive over them so easily.” If you’re not wellversed in proper boating techiniques, don’t sweat it too much. Powell will go over some of the basics in advance of you


Charleen Powell, of HIgh Response Water Sports and proctor for Transport Canada’s boating licence exam, walks boater Melanie Stuckless through some scenarios prior to her writing the test Wednesday outside Canadian Tire in Vernon. writing the test. “I have a crash course I give people beforehand,” she said, adding things like port and starboard side and red and green direc-

tions cause new boaters some confusion. “I walk people through some examples before they sit down and write.” The exam costs $60 to write but you don’t

have to pay if you don’t pass. There is also a test-writing facility at the Canadian Tire in Kelowna and there will soon be stations at the

Kamloops and Salmon Arm locations too. “Now, it doesn’t matter who you are, you have to have a licence,” said Powell. “Anyone can write one

though kids under 16 can only operate maximum 40 horse-power boats.” Cash or credit cards are acceptable when paying for your exam.

Directors approve funds for equine study ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A proposed equine facility study is moving out of the starting gate. North Okanagan Regional District directors voted to spend $8,000 for the preparation of terms of reference for a follow-up study to a report authored by consultant Gary Bannerman, whose report addressed the possible relocation of Kin Race Track to a new North Okanagan equine centre. NORD owns Kin Race Track and has served eviction notice, effective the end of this year, to the Okanagan Equestrian Society,

“Why would we give $8,000 when this matter is going to court?” — Mike Macnabb which has taken NORD and the City of Vernon to court over the dispute. The matter is still before the courts, which is why BX-Silver Star director Mike Macnabb voted against spending the funds. “Why would we give $8,000

when this matter is going to court?” asked Macnabb. “It does nothing to try and finalize what we have. It’s a waste of money. I can’t support that.” But City of Vernon director Patrick Nicol argued that a followup study gives both sides a glim-

mer of hope. “We have to do something like this or we’ll be in toe-to-toe legal fisticuffs forever. What’s the point of that?” said Nicol. “There’s a lot of history we’re dealing with here. Within 150-to-200 miles of here, this is a big industry. I support this entirely. The money is such a small amount for something that has cost us so much already.” Macnabb was joined by BX-Swan Lake director Mike Gavinchuk and alternate Enderby director Tony Vetter in opposing the motion. Directors passed a motion to have the follow-up study complet-

ed by Aug. 31. The Okanagan Equestrian Society has been looking into the possibility of acquiring a new site for an equine centre, but no firm decision has been made. The society claims equestrian activities were guaranteed when most of Kin Race Track was turned over to the City of Vernon in 1964 for free. The society claims NORD ignored an agreement for lease renewals. A tentative court date is set for June 2011. The society may also seek an injunction to prevent this fall’s eviction.

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Free school bus rides to continue next year Buses in the Vernon School District will continue to operate at no charge to parents — at least for the 2010/11 school year. Charging for school buses was just one of the many suggestions made to trustees at a series of public meetings the district held for consultation with the community. “We didn’t have huge numbers — we averaged 35 to 40 people at each event,� said board chairman Bill Turanski. “The people who attended were really interested in what was going on, we had very interesting sessions and so we were quite pleased with that.� The three meetings were held last month at Charles Bloom secondary in Lumby, New Horizons Hall on Westside Road and W.L. Seaton secondary in Vernon. “Following the last meeting, we sat down

the next morning and reviewed some of the comments from all three meetings, and now we have to get down to the hard stuff,� said Turanski. “Many of the suggestions were things we’d discussed before, with a lot of people suggesting we charge for busing, which we’re not keen on, although we are looking at streamlining the busing.� The Ministry of Education came up with an extra $50,000 for the district to continue providing busing at no charge to students. “We haven’t received extra funding for a long time, so they must have heard the message.� At each meeting, the board presented three questions: are there any programs or strategies in the system that you think should be deleted that are not relevant; is there anything that is essential to the district and must not be lost; and is there anything that should be added to the current system.

“Numeracy and literacy were two things that came up that we mustn’t play around with, as well as early intervention, so that any problems could be identified at an early stage, and we wouldn’t be losing these students as they go through the system.� Vernon trustees will attend the B.C. School Trustees’ Association meeting April 23 to 25, where they will have the chance to sit down with Minister of Education Margaret MacDiarmid. Vernon is one of only 15 out of 60 B.C. districts given the chance to have a one-onone meeting with the minister at the BCSTA annual general meeting in Victoria. “We’ll only have about 25 minutes, with five minutes spent on the introduction, so realistically we won’t be able to cover two or three items – we’ll probably discuss the (disposal of) property situation.� Turanski said the board hopes to have a

preliminary operating budget completed by April 27. Meanwhile, the initial plans for a reduction of $2.5 million in spending has now been brought down to a shortfall of $1.5 million, a result of an anticipated 165 fewer students — which means a need for fewer teachers — as well as the added funding from the ministry.



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Holding it aloft in her left hand, Teen Junction Youth Centre representative Debbie Schiller spelled out for a group gathered at the Wesbild Centre the importance of the basketball. If not for the Funtastic Sports Society’s community grant program, Schiller said, the youth centre – a recipient of an inaugural 2009 grant – would not have been able to purchase the basketball that turned out to make such a huge difference for the centre. “In spring, at-risk youth are struggling with high school, really struggling with hormones and having a very difficult time,” said Schiller, on hand for Funtastic’s announcement of this year’s grant program recipients. “They are sleeping in friends’ homes, cars or in the park. We introduced three-on-three basketball using Funtastic funds to put up a pole, replace the backboards and buy hoops and balls. “This has made a huge difference. Thirty-five per cent of our youth are aboriginal. Once we introduced basketball, aboriginal youth went up to 50 per cent. Boys were coming to the youth centre for food and basketball that we hadn’t seen on a regular basis. They came every single night.” Introduced in 2009, Funtastic’s 25th anniversary year, Funtastic Society president Wilf Mulder said the grants, which total $25,000, allows the society to continue giving back to the community in a structured format. “For the last 25 years, Funtastic has put back $1.1 million into the community,” said Mulder. “We created the grant program and, in addition, we invited respected community leaders to sit on an independent advisory panel to review applications.” The panel, which included Mayors Wayne Lippert (Vernon) and Jim Garlick (Coldstream), chair Terry Schmauder (Manulife), Glenn Mitchell (Morning Star) Betty Selin (Sun-Fm) and Glenn Benischek (VantageOne Credit Union), received 28 applications requesting funds of more than $100,000. The 2010 recipients include: ■ North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association ($4,800, soccer goals and nets); ■ Okanagan Boys and Girls Club ($4,225 for archery program); ■ Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports ($4,000 for sit ski); ■ Vernon Rowing and Paddling ($3,000 for adapted kayak); ■ Vernon Judo Club ($2,600 for crash mat); ■ Kindale ($2,575 for snowshoe and skiing equipment); ■ Community Recreational Initiatives Society ($2,000 for tandem kayak); ■ Vernon Silhouette Synchronized Swimming ($1,500 for underwater speaker); ■ Aqua Precept ($300 for swimming program). Representatives of each group were on hand to receive their grants, including Lisa George of Vernon


Debbie Schiller of the Teen Junction Youth Centre explains how a basketball purchased with a Funtastic Sports Society Community Program grant has made a huge difference in their program. Rowing and Paddling. “We can now purchase a single rowing shell, the grant makes it a reality, not a dream,” said George. “It’s going to allow our program to grow and it will add something new, a social aspect, as the adaptive rowers can train on the lake together.” Funtastic is able to contribute back to the community courtesy of its four-day slo-pitch tournament and music festival on the July long weekend. “It’s a four-day fundraising event,” explained Mulder. “We have more than 425 volunteers who make it happen year after year after year..” This year’s event will feature just shy of 300 teams playing in Vernon, Enderby and Armstrong starting July 1.

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Township asks city to stay in program The Township of Spallumcheen wants its neighbour to reconsider its application to be removed from a valleywide program. The City of Armstrong has sent notice to the North Okanagan Regional District that it would like to pull out of the sterile insect release (SIR) program, a move the township doesn’t support. “We felt they were as much a contributor to the coddling moth as much as any other jurisdiction, based on the number of host trees in Armstrong for coddling moth,” said Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma. “There are more things that contribute to coddling moth than just orchards. Backyard trees are probably the biggest problem for the SIR board.” Hansma said the SIR board did a review and found that the City of Armstrong had in excess of 1,000 host trees for coddling moth in the city boundaries. Without Armstrong’s participation in the SIR program, said Hansma, there’s no vehicle for the SIR board to use to try and limit the host trees in the boundary of Armstrong. “Coddling moths know no boundar-


A report suggesting that the City of Armstrong has more than 1,000 host trees for coddling moths is news to the city. The Township of Spallumcheen will not support Armstrong’s application to withdraw from the sterile insect release program. ies,” he said. “We’ve got orchards adjacent to Armstrong and we can spray until we’re blue in the face, but it won’t make any difference because the coddling moth will be thriving in the city.” If Armstrong has more than 1,000 host trees for coddling moth, Mayor Chris Pieper would like to know where they are. “We have no commercial orchards in Armstrong, and I don’t believe we have more than 1,000 apple trees,” said Pieper. Armstrong is an original member of the SIR program, which Pieper figures came into existence between 12 and 15 years ago. Almost four years ago, Armstrong

received a lower classification in the program with other regional district members because they have no commercial orchards, whichmeant their financial

contribution went from approximately $12,000 a year down to about $4,000. “We participated in the program for the good of the Okanagan,”

said Pieper. “Now that some of the regional district partners have pulled out because they were allowed to, we thought we’d pull out to. If we’re not all in, we should be all out.” Pieper said Armstrong’s application would need unanimous support from NORD to be accepted, and that’s not likely given Spallumcheen’s objection. “If the city puts on some sort of program to eliminate the host trees within the city, and demonstrates that the host trees are gone, then we can support them getting out of the function,” said Hansma. “As long as there are that many trees, there is no way can support them at this time.” 30th Avenue Bookland GRILLERS Downtown Safeway

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Groups combine efforts for medical mission BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff

A pair of local groups continue to give their time and energy to ensure those living in poverty the world over have proper medical supplies. The North Okanagan Gleaners and Christian Blind Mission have teamed up to gather and ship off used hospital items to countries in need. The Gleaners managed to find old wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, gurneys, walkers,

canes, IV poles and even bed linens and commodes from various health facilities across the region. The goods are sent to places where they are given a second life as opposed to being sent to the dump here. “One of the reasons we started this was we went to Nicaragua a few years ago and found out Kamloops firefighter had been giving (equipment),” said Gleaners medical equipment coordinator Glen Coxson. Upon returning, he and his fellow Gleaners

helped fill a container being sent by the Kamloops firefighters and created their own program soon after. “That was our first major shipment and we’ve been sending out to whoever we could since then,” said Coxson. Besides Nicaragua, they’ve sent containers to Swaziland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya and Burundi. The latest push is for items to go to Grace

Hospital in Haiti The Gleaners do the collecting and all equipment is sent in the name of Christian Blind Mission. Coxson says the health facilities they’ve dealt with have made it easy. “They’ve been very, very generous with us and very kind to us,” he said. “They’re more than happy to donate it because it’s better than filling the landfills if someone else can use it. “We get it for nothing and send it for nothing.”

Coxson hasn’t personally seen patients in these far-off places use the donated equipment but has received positive feedback from one place in particular. “The stuff we sent to Burundi, the people just wept because they can’t get those kinds of things,” he said. The Gleaners are forging ahead with another project that will


allow them to process fruits and vegetables not suitable for local markets into dehydrated food for third-world countries. They recently moved into a building that was formerly a ginseng processing plant and hope to start operations by summer. For information on the Gleaners efforts, visit www.novgleaners. org.



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be televising poker. On the sports channel? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no prude. I like poker as much as the next guy, although it’s been a few years. Back in the day, however, every Sunday night in the summer us boys would gather in somebody’s basement and play Guts and Chicago and Fivecard Stud and Black Jack and Piggies in a Blanket and Kings and Little Ones (it was dealer’s choice and some of the guys liked the less serious games, much to my chagrin)... It was great fun and lots of laughs and some of the best memories of my ill-spent youth with Don and Chris and Ed and Keith and Dave and Bruce and Steve and Scott and........we just never thought to film it and put it on TV. OK, maybe the stakes weren’t quite as high as they are on television these days and we’d never heard of Texas Hold ‘Em. But I have to admit when I watch the show for the two minutes before I change the channel, it reminds me of a bunch of people showing up in someone’s basement to play poker and for some reason they never leave. And then they decide to put it on TV. And people watch. Apparently. Otherwise why would they put it on TV? I thought poker started on TV when the NHL had their lockout season and sports channels were desperate for material to broadcast. Voila, poker. But that was several years ago and it’s still on. Actually, it’s on even more. And some of these people are getting rich and famous. What gives? Maybe I’m missing out on something here and I don’t appreciate the finer aspects of knowing when to fold ‘em and when to hold ‘em. And I know the sport is huge. So all those people can’t be wrong, can they? Check that. It’s not a sport, even though it may be on the sports channel. Are these people athletes? Is it being considered for the Olympics? Summer or Winter? Then again maybe I should get the boys together, play a little Kings and Little Ones, film it, put it on YouTube and see if it goes viral. Hey, maybe we’ll all get rich. In the meantime, honey, don’t worry, I’m not adding poker to my must-see TV list anytime soon.

It hasn’t gotten much play in the national media, but a bill introduced last month could drastically change the political landscape in British Columbia. It’s nothing new to us here in British Columbia that we have been under-represented in the House of Commons. The Conservatives are hoping to change that. They have introduced legislation that would level the playing field, somewhat. Bill C-12 proposes to expand the House of Commons by 30 members to 338 MPs. If this legislation is passed, British Columbia will have an additional seven seats in the Commons, up from the current 36, while Alberta would have five more and Ontario would have an additional 18 MPs. The Conservatives are touting this as “restoring representation by population.” While it does improve B.C.’s stature in the House of Commons, it doesn’t quite get us all the way there. Currently, British Columbia’s population of just under 4.5 million people accounts for 13.3 per cent of country’s 33.9 million citizens. Our 36 seats in the Commons give us 11.7 per cent of the 308 seats. Under the proposed change, our 43 seats in a 338-seat House of Commons would give us 12.7 per cent of the seats. While we will certainly embrace more seats here in British Columbia, skeptics among us might wonder if this suggested realignment is about creating more seats in the Conservativestronghold west, and in Ontario where a party has to win in order to form a majority. Couldn’t this have been done without adding 30 more MPs? Can we not fairly redistribute the ridings and maintain the current 308? ---Kelowna Capital News

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p until 1993, B.C. small businesses could vote in municipal elections. This ability to vote recognized the contribution small and medium-sized businesses make to the economy and to our communities. The decision to rescind the business vote was an historic mistake that must be corrected. Like the Boston Tea Party, it’s an issue of taxation without representation. B.C.’s small businesses are being taxed to the breaking point by municipal governments. Businesses pay on average three and up to seven times more property tax than a resident on the same value property. In Vernon, a resident paid $2,930.74 on an average residential property worth $390,685.00 in 2008. A business owner paid $8,600.31 — over three times more—on the same value property. To add insult to injury, businesses pay for their garbage collection on top of that. Yet a January 2007 study by the City of Vancouver shows that businesses use only 24% of municipal services while residents use 76%. If residents were taxed like businesses, there would be a tax revolt. Over-taxed and under-represented, small

PROUD CANADIANS? In October 1984, B.C. workers earned an average of $451.80 weekly or $23,493.60 per year. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians living on less than $25,000 a year; those that have lost jobs in our decreasing economy, pensioners, minimum wage earners, people receiving human resources and disability benefits. These folks can't even afford the basic essentials of life, let alone buy a home — they can barely afford to pay rent. In the 80s, houses cost $25,000 to $100,000. In the past five years the cost of shelter has gone up 9.1 per cent. Added to the unaffordable shelter are constantly increasing hydro, gas and civic utilities. Then there are taxes. No wonder the fastest growing businesses today are banks. Food banks. Our government can spend billions on the Olympics and big corporations, send the same to provide military resources to Afghanistan

and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of B.C.’s economy. They account for 98% of all businesses and 34% of our gross domestic product. 82% have fewer than five employees and together they employ 56% of B.C.’s private-sector workforce. Many small business owners work over 60 hours a week. Many take very personal risks like mortgaging their homes or taking out loans against RRSPs in order to start, expand or keep staff employed in tough circumstances. In the recent recession, businesses with 1 – 19 employees only laid-off .5% of their staff compared to businesses with more than 500 employees that laid-off 8.8%.

and donate millions to earthquake and tsunami victims in other countries. Yet in our own country we have children going to bed hungry and families with no roof over their heads, unemployed and living in poverty. I am 75 years old and finding myself going deeper into debt. Pensions do not keep pace with the cost of living. I am now forced to leave my home because of the increased strata fees, taxes and utilities. I will not receive what I paid for my house in this market and will have to go deeper in debt to buy some lesser accommodation. Am I angry? You bet! I worked at the hospital for more than 25 years and yet can't afford to own or rent. It is not only myself but also many others that are in the same boat. People with good paying jobs may be able to afford the constantly increasing costs but what happens when their jobs disappear as businesses close down, like the glass plant or mill closures? How many more

The next time you drive by a soccer field or baseball diamond think about the small business that likely donated the children’s uniforms. Small business owners take tremendous personal risks that drive the economy and benefit society in general. So how can we get municipal governments to recognize this vital contribution? The answer lies in a well-established principle — no taxation without representation. If municipalities are going to tax small businesses to the hilt, fairness requires we grant business owners the vote. Robin Blencoe repealed the business vote

people will be in my situation — some with young families? My solution to these problems would be for the federal and provincial ministries responsible for taxation to issue Canadians with a yearly income of less than $30,000 a card stating they receive automatic discounts on rents, food, clothing, utilities — all the necessities of life, otherwise, we will see even more families, pensioners and the handicapped living on the streets. Oh, yes we can wave the flag and own the podium while the government cuts services. Are we still proud Canadians? Shame on Canada and shame on B.C. Marilyn Zupp BURNING QUESTION How can you tell it's spring in the North Okanagan? The birds are singing, the calendar says March, your eyes are burning and you can't see the hills because of the smoke. Every year this happens (open burning). Just because it has been

in 1993 claiming that it removes the possibility of people simply leasing parking spots and storage lockers to vote. Blencoe’s flippancy was just one indication of how decisionmakers overlook the concerns of small businesses. In London, England, the birthplace of our democracy, businesses have a number of votes based on their number of employees. CFIB suggests every business would qualify for one vote only, whether they own, lease or rent their premises, just as residents qualify regardless of whether they own, lease or rent a home. In B.C. the business right to vote in municipal elections was removed. This decision reflected widespread ignorance about small businesses owners - the risks they take, their importance to the economy, their contributions to society, their heavy tax burden and their lack of representation. Business owners deserve fair representation. The only thing that will start to grant them representation with their municipal tax masters is restoration of the municipal business vote. Brian Bonney, Director of Provincial Affairs, BC for Canadian Federation of Independent Business

happening every year does not make it right. Air pollutants affect the health and well being of all residents. Health risks associated with poor air quality can range from minor irritations to serious health problems. Furthermore, beyond health problems, air pollution can also affect tourism, beautiful views hidden. Smoke is also a sign that we are not using our resources wisely; much of the material sent up in smoke could be turned into a valuable product such as compost, wood chips or wood pellets. It's time for a change, the year is 2010, not 1950. Vernon is not a small town anymore. We hear, go green, it's time we did. I don't feel it's justified that the few people who burn should have the right to pollute and jeopardize the health of the majority of the population. Not to mention our quality of life in the North Okanagan. It won't be long until summer and the smoke from the forest fires we have no control over. Glenn Land

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An Enderby campaign to have the federal government buy a portion of CP Rail short-line track from Armstrong to Grindrod has the backing of Spallumcheen. Township council voted unanimously to support the campaign launched by the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce. “We’ll send a letter to our MP (Colin Mayes) to make sure they understand how crucial it is that we have rail service, not only for industrial industries, but for agriculture as well,” said Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma. “They should step up to the plate and contribute.” The rail line has been closed since September, and CP Rail has been calling for private interests in the track with a selling price rumoured to be $1.5 million. If no buyer for the line is found, CP Rail will offer the track to government, starting with the feds. CP Rail has said there were several expressions of interest from the private sector, but, according to the Enderby letter, the private negotiation period expires next month. A number of North Okanagan businesses have been dealt major blows with the closing of the line as they relied on rail to deliver their products.

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News Housing market gaining Morning Star Staff

Spring has brought greater housing market stability, reports the north zone of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB). March sales activity of all MLS property types improved over 2008 and the early part of 2009. “As we move into spring, consumer confidence in the North — Darcy Okanagan is on the rise and more properties are coming onto the market,” said Darcy Griffiths, OMREB director and north zone realtor. “Buyer interest typically increases as the weather improves and greater choice can spark sales. New listings rose 22 per cent over last year at this time (from 470 to 573), and jumped 49 per cent over February (389) – resulting in a 13 per cent rise in inventory this month (to 2,378 from 2,096 in February).” Overall sales of 141 units in March rose 50 per cent compared to the units sold in 2009 (94) – up 45 per cent from the 97 sold in February. Total residen-

tial sales increased by 43 per cent over last year (to 123 from 86) and rose 66 per cent from last month (74). Single family units sold were up 41 per cent over March 2009 (to 72 from 51) and rose 67 per cent from February (44). “Sales activity in the North Okanagan h a s remained cautiously steady w h i l e Griffiths most B.C. markets are seeing moderate sales and the fervour in the Lower Mainland is starting to ebb,” said Griffiths. “Despite the recent rate increases, mortgages are still comparatively low and our house prices are relatively affordable. And, we expect that buyer interest could heat up in the coming months prior to the implementation of the HST.” The north zone of OMREB covers an area from Predator Ridge north to Vernon and Coldstream, and also includes the surrounding areas of Falkland, Enderby, Grindrod, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Lumby and Cherryville. OMREB is comprised

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Thursday’s City of Vernon Housing Forum at Schubert Centre will provide answers to anything you’re curious about, but likely will be most notable for an idea that will more likely generate questions. Entrepreneur Jim Stuart and his Microhome concept will be featured at the event. Stuart’s invention is also known as a 12-cubed house; 12 feet in height, width and depth totalling roughly 1,700 cubic feet. Sounds crazy? Stuart has been living in his own 12-cubed in Nanaimo since late last year after moving from a 3,500 square foot home. “Inside, there’s space for a bed, bath, kitchen, couch and living space,” he said. “I’m living in it right now and I have 176 orders for more.” The concept includes a type of Murphy bed, but in reverse where the floor moves instead of the wall. There are pictures online at www. Stuart has secured a production contract

“We can house people comfortably for $25,000.” — Jim Stuart in Nanaimo to begin as soon as possible. He knows his idea isn’t for all, namely growing families, but does provide housing solutions to a certain section of folks looking for affordable, comfortable housing. The cost is agreeable as well. “We can house people comfortably for $25,000 and that includes the works,” said Stuart. “Green doesn’t have to be expensive.” The Housing Forum goes from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will

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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Newsletter 2101 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2 Phone: 250-558-1362 • Fax: 250-558-4133 • email: • web site:

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Local Physicians Met the Challenge

W When we first took on the challenge o of raising 7 million dollars, it aappeared to be an up hill task that w was unobtainable. Yet over a year aand a half later, we are pleased tto report that we are 50% of the w way to achieving our goal. We h have raised $3.5 million, thanks tto generous gifts, large or small th that have been given in support of th the equipment needs for our new Patient Care Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Just over a year ago, local philanthropist George Galbraith, with strong fund raising connections to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, was asked to support the current Building a Tower of Care Campaign to equip the new Patient Care Tower at VJH. Recognizing the urgency for this expansion, Mr. Galbraith wanted to help and to leverage his donation to support this Cause. He challenged “I will match the total contributions of Left to Right: George Galbraith, Joanne Kineshanko, Dr. Ed Hardy the physicians up to $50,000 each year for a period of five years, to a total of $250,000.” Between Mr. Galbraith’s and the doctors’ generosity, this has the potential to raise one half of a million dollars for the equipment for the new Tower.

Though we still need your help in reaching our goal, we are amazed at how the community has come together to support the Building a Tower of Care Campaign. Individuals, large and small groups and businesses have made their gifts. To name just a few … the IPE Board selected VJHF to be the Charity of the 2009 IPE … local Vernon Rotary Clubs joined together to pledge $250,000 … the Mara Musical and Athletic Association and the Enderby Senior Citizens Complex Society made their gifts … the Parker Cove Community Crafters raffled a quilt supporting the Tower … the Longhorn Pub held two 12-hour Rock For Care concerts raising $7000 total … 105.7 SUN FM through its A Astral Media National Day of Caring for K Kids is supporting the new Maternity/ C Child unit ... and so many other Service C Clubs like the Lumby Lions Club, the A Armstrong/Spallumcheen Health Care A Auxiliary and the Pythian Sisters Vernon T Temple have generously supported the C Cause.

With the assistance of Dr. Ed Hardy and the Hospital Medical Staff, physicians stepped up to the plate and donated $50,027 in the first year of the five year challenge.

How our hospital and the community benefited from your donations to the VJH Foundation This past year, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation donated over $600,000 to purchase new medical equipment. O staff learn the in and OR o outs of the new Orthopedic T Trauma Table funded by a generous donation received g ffrom the Mr. & Mrs. P.A. W Woodward Foundation

P Philanthropy can begin at any age; we h have seen many children come forward w with their gifts to our new Hospital. L Local children have sold lemonade in the summers, others have recorded Christmas music and sold CDs, and individuals have given birthday money to the hospital. It is never too early to learn the lesson of generosity and giving back to your community. Thank you to all of you who have experienced the pleasures of giving to make our hospital stronger and a better place to care for each of us. Joanne Kineshanko Campaign Co-Chairs

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Six Ceiling lifts were purchased for inpatient room on 3rd Floor East and West at Vernon Jubilee. These new lifts have saved many nurses’ backs when transferring patients in and out of bed.

Look how much has been raised to date… … Thank You everyone who supported the Building a Tower of Care are Campaign so far

Two Defibrillators and carts were purchased. One for the Ophthalmology clinic at the Pleasant Valley Health Center and another for Respiratory Therapy in the Hospital

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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2009 - 2010 Board of Directors Greg Mussenden, President

Richard Rolke, V.P.

Joanne Kineshanko, Sec-Treasurer

Elise Allan

Kevin Arbuckle

Dr. Finley Armanious

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Greg Hamilton

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Morris Vardabasso

Sharon Whitby Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has always been blessed with the conscientous volunteers who agreed to participate as members of the Board of Directors and assist in the work of the Foundation.

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Armstrong Spallumcheen HealthCare Auxiliary continues to make a real difference Members, of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary have been raising funds for important healthcare work since the 1940s. Today, proceeds from the Bargain Bin shop in Armstrong support a number of local charitable community causes each year. Since 1996, the Auxiliary has donated a total of $514,580.97 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation to purchase medical equipment for the Hospital and other healthcare facilities in Interior Health’s North Okanagan Service Area. This past year alone the group donated $40,000 to the Building a Tower of Care and $20,000 to the Light A Bulb Campaigns. Without the generosity of community groups like the Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary, many healthcare needs would remain unmet.

Donors Deserve Recognition‌Thank you for your support! The following list includes donations of $500 or more between April 1, 2009—March 31, 2010. There were far too many contributions of $1—$499 to mention, but thank you! CORPORATE GIFTS 105.7 SUNFM Astral Media Radio Allan Francis Pringle LLP Bannister Chevrolet Inc. BMO Bank of Montreal Bentall Limited - Village Green Mall Boston ScientiďŹ c Ltd. Breakaway Health & Fitness Centre Canaccord Capital Corporation Capri Wealth Management CIBC Clark Robinson, CGA Dr. Christopher R. Cunningham Inc. Dr. F. Armanious Inc. Dr. Fiona McGregor Inc. Dr. G. Vaz & Dr. M.C. HatďŹ eld Inc. Dr. Janus Steyn Inc. Dr. Paul Carey Inc. Dr. William Charlton Inc. Davidson Lawyers LLP Eljay Irrigation Ltd. Greystokes Millwork Ltd. Grizzly Curb & Concrete Ltd. Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen Info Tel Directory Kal Tire Kineshanko Logging Ltd. Lake City Casino Lindsey Veterinary Hospital London Drugs Foundation Longhorn Pub Lifescan Canada Limited M & K Ready Mix Ltd. Manulife Financial Medtronic of Canada Ltd. Mike V’s Automotive Diagnostics & Repair Ltd. Monahan Agency Ltd. Nixon Wenger Lawyers LLP Okanagan Springs Brewery Peter Moore Ltd. Plaza Ventures Prem Holdings Ltd. RBC Foundation R.E. Postill & Sons Ltd. The Rice Box Roga Contracting Ltd. Sanders Medical Inc. Vein & Laser Shaw Communications Inc. Shoppers Drug Marts of Vernon Shuswap Okanagan Dance Academy Sicamous Petro Canada Summit Financial Sunshine Honda Sunterra Homes Tim Hortons Tita’s Italian Bistro Uhaul Communities of Hope Foundation Valley First Credit Union Vantage One Financial Services Vernon AccuPrint Ltd. Vernon Motor Dealer Association Wayside Printers COMMUNITY GROUPS 4-H Swine & Lamb Auction Sale Committee A.C.T./U.C.T. Kelowna West Council #1003 Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation Armstrong Regional Cooperative Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary Army Navy Air Force Veterans #5 Army Navy Air Force Vets #5 Ladies Auxiliary BMO Employee Charitable Foundation Brian Rogers Real Estate Ltd. Canadian Snowsports Association Christian Reformed Church

Clarence Fulton Secondary School CUPE Local 5523 Desert Cove Home Owners Association Elks Lodge No. 45 Enderby & District Care Society Enderby Senior Citizens Complex Society Fiona Fletcher & her Supporters F.K. Morrow Foundation Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Gyro Club of Vernon The Hamber Foundation Hydrecs Fund Interior Eyecare Society Interior Provincial Exhibition Assn. IODE Silver Star Chapter JCI Vernon James B. Wallace Foundation The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation Kalamalka Rebekah Lodge #6 Kiwanis Club of Vernon - Four Seasons Knights of Columbus (Salmon Arm) Lions Club (Sicamous) Lions Club (Vernon) The Lumby Lions Club Mara Musical & Athletic Association Midland Project Management Inc. Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation North Okanagan Sikh Cultural Society Royal Arch Masons - Okanagan Chapter #11 Parker Cove Community Crafters Parker Cove Goodtimers Pythian Sisters Vernon Temple #21 Resi Nagler & her Supporters RBC Employee Volunteer Grants Program Rotary Club (Armstrong) Rotary Club (Kalamalka) Rotary Club (Silver Star) Rotary Club (Tri-Lakes) Rotary Club (Vernon) Royal Canadian Legion #25 (Vernon) Royal Canadian Legion #35 (Armstrong) Royal Purple #123 Starbucks-Village Green Mall Telus - Dollars for Dollars Ukrainian National Federation Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation ESTATES OF George Barefoot Rita Beatrice Cordes Otto Ebeling Violet Pearl Enemark Jean Parker Walter David Rispin Marjorie Shaw Rose Sykes Isabel Tannahill PERSONAL GIFTS Mahmoud Abdel-Kader Jean Adams Jose & Milagros Aragon Maureen Armitage Clara Austin Heidi & Albert Bachi Reg Baldwin Mary Barnet Helen Bauer Don & Shirley Bigelow James & Alberta Bird David & Bernice Blencowe Michael & Elsie Burnham Charles & Wynne Callas

D. Ian & Patricia Campbell Dr. William Cawkell Kathy Chaput Vera Clark Dr. Michael Cooke Kenneth & Reta Cote Grace Cottrell Brian & Jane Cropley Mark Czerwonka Leslie Davis Mary-Ann Deines Lena Dobie Hans Doerr James & Mary Driver Arlene Duggan David Dykes Jim & Anne Edgson Jack & Bonnie Ellett Mary Eluik Drew & Jacqueline Eyre Paul & Veba Filippi Ken & Jean Finch Dr. M. Jean Flanagan Dr. Murray & Yvonne Flock Tom & Norah Foord Nick Foufoulas Caroline Fraser George Galbraith Lydia Gammel Ann Gobeil Margaret R. Grant Lucas & Gale Grant Gerry & Nancy Gray Hazel Gumbrell John Haggerstone Steve & Mary Lou Hanson Dr. Ed & Pam Hardy Dr. Doug Hardy Dr. Larry & Sonja Hardy Kerry & Phyllis Heidebrecht Arline Higgins Glenda Hildebrand Marion Hope Phyllis Hoyte Bill Hubbard Dr. Ghee Hwang Diane Isman T. Walter & Marie Janicki Satnam Johal Elizabeth Johnson Colleen Jones Joe Kasprzak Michael & Nan Kersey David & Audrey King Dr. Harbin King Kurt & Jutta Knuever Pieter & Klasiena Konstapel Mike & Joyce Kowaluk Andy Krogstad Ken & Nancy Kurbis Larry & Mary-Ellen Laidlaw H. Marjorie Lee Peter Leggat Doris Linemayr Dr. Ron Long William & Mary Lysak Ronald Macdonald John & Dagmar Maguire Virginia Markle Dennis & Lauretta Marsh Elizabeth McCann Dr. Sharon McMurtry Joan McNab Margaret McReynolds Eric Mellander

Bonnie Mitchell Ken & Pat Moore Ronald Morison Allan & Aase Morris William Morrish Anton Mulik William Murdoch Theresia Nagler Sue Nixon Brent & Lindsey Nixon Jack Noble Lester & Wilma Odiorne Rose Okazaki Beryl Osmond Dieter & Ursula Osthoff Joan Packota Dr. Chris ParďŹ tt David Paterson Wallace & Shirley Paul Marcel & Colleen Payeur Brian & Laurie Postill Nadine Poznanski Glenn Prior Frank Purcell Gerald & Phyllis Raboch Alvin & Margaret Raboch Debbie Radies Dr. Allison Rankin Aubrey & Bev Reed Jack & Alene Rempel David & Noel Robb Albert Roos Robert A. Roos Simone Runyan Akira & Miyoko Sakakibara Lyle & Shelley Sanjenko Harold & Sachiko Sato Dr. Glenn & Debbie Scheske Bruce & Assunta Shepherd John Sherwood Barb Shettler June Simms Brenda Smart Wayne & Heather Smit David & Roxane Smith Bryan & Janice Smith Ron Smith Michael & Lillian Smith Ralph Spence Dr. Wayne Steward Ted & Mavis Strother Fred & Joyce Taylor Evelyn Thomas Allan & Marlene Thorlakson Paul Toovey Julius Topf Joseph & Mary Tromba Peter Ukainetz Frank & Anne Ursaki Hugh & Susan Van Alstyne Cathy Van Arnam Henry & Marian Vogel Fred & Anne Vorderbrugge Virginia Vulcano Donald Warne Shirley Weber Doreen Whitney John & Val Wiebe Dr. Doug & Janice Williams Lena Wilsdon Margaret Wilson Margaret Wreggitt Dr. Harold Yacyshyn Murray & Maisie Yagan

NATIONAL DAY OF CARING for KIDS RADIOTHON Thursday April 29, 2010 Village Green Mall THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Please join Brian Martin and Betty Selin as they broadcast live on location from the Village Green Mall on Thursday, April 29th (6 am – 6 pm). Their goal is to raise funds to equip a Labour, Delivery, Recovery and Post Partum Room for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Maternal Child Unit, in the new Patient Care Tower. Regardless of size, all donations and challenges will be acknowledged on-air during the Radiothon. There will be an opportunity for you to challenge others in our community or to share your birth stories and acknowledge the exceptional care received at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Plan on joining us on April 29th, when the morning kicks off with a “drive thru� breakfast, by donation, at the Starbucks, Village Green Mall location.




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News from IHA North Okanagan What an exciting year for the North Okanagan! We would like to thank our Foundation, our staff and the citizens of the North Okanagan and Columbia Shuswap for your ongoing support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Tower of Care Campaign! Your untiring efforts to help finance critical equipment purchases allow us to optimize health care dollars and enhance the great level of care we’re able to provide. It is encouraging to see how well the Tower of Care Campaign is progressing, matched closely by the exciting pace of construction on the Patient Care Tower itself. If you’ve driven by the site lately you’ve likely noticed the recent changes, and of course, more are on the way. We are now linking the existing hospital with the new tower which means creating a temporary main entrance on the southwest corner of the current building. The west entrance (facing highway 97) is now the main patient drop off and pick up area. Handicapped parking spaces have been relocated to the southwest visitor parking lot and wheelchairs have been located adjacent to the west entrance. New signage, flag people and parking ambassadors are in place to ensure that staff/visitors are reminded of the new access routes and safety concerns are minimized. Please keep these changes in mind as you approach our facility and thank you for your patience as we go into our final year of construction. We have an exciting year ahead as we move to completion of our new Patient Tower. We look forward to continuing our rewarding partnership with our Foundation, which is integral to our success and the ongoing provision of world class health services for the residents of the North Okanagan. Patricia Furey Health Services Administrator

Local Family Foundation supports Building a Tower of Care Campaign with $250,000 gift Quoting Colin Pritchard, “I had an idyllic childhood. Vernon was the perfect place to live and be brought up.” Mr. Pritchard, his brother and two sisters were born at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Colin received his education in Vernon, graduating from Vernon High School in Left to Right: Alison Mosop, Dr. Wayne Steward, Lois Pritchard, Colin Pritchard, 1956. Later, he went on Dr. Finley Armanious, Joanne Kineshanko, Pat Furey to attend UBC when he graduated with Degrees in Commerce and in Law. After many years of practicing law in Vancouver and Langley BC, Mr. Pritchard retired back in the Okanagan. Remembering his upbringing, Colin Pritchard shared “I am honoured to be able to give something back to the community which was so good to both me and my family for three generations.” His gift will name Ambulatory Care on the second floor of the new Tower, in loving memory of his parents, Arthur and Angela Pritchard. Colin’s father Arthur has a long history in the North Okanagan. He was a prominent business man in Vernon and eventually went into municipal politics, becoming a councillor and then Reeve of Coldstream in the 1960s. Colin’s mother grew up in Lavington and after graduating from Secondary School in Vernon she entered the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Nursing School and graduated in 1932 as a RN.

“Service In Style” - JCI Hospital Gala You are cordinally invited to the “Service in Style” JCI Hospital Gala, JCI Vernon’s Fundraising event for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Tower of Care (VJHF). Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge We encourage you to invite friends, family, clients and employees to this signature event. The evening will include a plated gourmet 4-course meal, wine and a casino. We will be hosting a live and silent auction and there will be entertainment all evening long. This is sure to be the social event of the season. Experience it… For more information, please contact: Email: Barb Boschert, 250-306-2272 or Laura Code 250-308-8283 Co-chairs, “Service in Style” JCI Hospital Gala 2010


Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Classic

1st Annual Gala & Golf Classic Friday, August 27, 2010 • Saturday, August 28, 2010 Predator Ridge Golf Course, Vernon, BC Friday Evening • Reception and Gala Dinner • MC Tony Parsons • Keynote Speaker TBA • Live & Silent Auction • Preferred Rates on Accommodation Saturday • Professional Golf Clinic • Full use of Practice Area • Group Photographs • Putting Contest • BBQ Lunch • Shot Gun 18 Hole Tournament • Golf Passport (provides free entrance into all the competitions in the tournament) • Corporate Challenge • GPS Golf Carts • Awards Reception … and so much more!

Complete Registration Package call 250-558-1362 or email: Net proceeds from this event support medical equipment needs for the new Patient Care Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

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Host Your Own Third-Party Event Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is very lucky to have individuals and groups who choose to organize special events that support the Foundation. In the past, events have included golf tournaments, calendar sales, sporting events and dinners. Net proceeds stay in the North Okanagan and can be used to support the Hospital, community health centers, or residential care facilities locally. Each dollar raised is directed to give health care professionals the tools they need to deliver the best care to you, your family and your friends. Whether it is a large or small event, it can make a difference for all of us. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a fundraising event, visit our website or call Andrea Egan 250.558.1362.

A current initiative was launched by TELUS, recently named the most outstanding philantropic company in the world. From March 2, 2010 until March 2, 2011, when you sign up for TELUS TV (satellite or cable), a $100 donation to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign will be given to VJHF.

11th ANNUAL DO IT FOR DAD RUN & WALK Father’s Day June 20th at Coldstream Ranch This is a fun and family oriented run and walk for all ages. Event registration starts at 8:30 AM and you have a choice of an 8 or 3 KM run or walk. Your pledge to the 11th Annual Do it For Dad Walk and Run will make a difference! Pledges raised stay right here in the North Okanagan to support prostate cancer awareness, testing and treatment. Please show your support; Do it For Dad … and all the important men in your life! For more details call the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation at 250-558-1362 or go to

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Pig Roast & dance fundraiser sold out … sponsored by the Armstrong Lions Club. Great fun was had by all as they ate, drank, were merry and danced to the tunes of Half Quorum. This inaugural event was fun and festive. The Lions Club plan to repeat the performance later this year.

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE 7 MILLION DOLLARS… Eighteen months after the Building a Tower of Care Campaign was launched, in September 2008, 3.5 million dollars has been raised with another 1.7 million pledged over the next 3 years. This brings us to the halfway mark of our campaign. The Campaign’s success has come through the support of the entire community. Since last summer, campaign awareness and funds have been raised through the following… F Foundation named charity of cchoice for the Interior Provincial E Exhibition… Over 100 volunteers aassisted in promoting the Building a T Tower of Care campaign at the IPE, S September 2 to 6 and at the RCMP M Musical Ride on July 19th. VJH F Foundation received a donation of over $ $7000 from the IPE which was the result o of a number of fundraising initiatives. 2009 Funtastic throws their support behind the campaign through Joe’s versus Pros softball game……. combined with a donation from Lake City Casino, $1,500 was received from the proceeds of a BBQ sponsored by the Future Shop. Running for the tower …… Fiona Fletcher paired healthy activity with fundraising efforts when she participated in the Scotia Bank half marathon last June in Vancouver. Fiona collected sponsorship dollars for completing the ambitious 22 km run and her efforts were rewarded when she collected over $5,000 in pledges for the campaign! Shuswap Okanagan Dance Academy raised funds through its “dance for dreams performance” and presented a cheque to Joanne Kineshanko campaign co-chair. NEW CAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION of Vernon drive home another successful charity golf tournament that raised over $5,500 to support equipment needs for Maternal/Child Unit. Z ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE sells out w with over 200 taking part and raising $ $5,000 for the campaign. Sponsored b by City Furniture and Fitness West, the eevent featured Zumba instructors from F Fitness West, GoodLife, Ladies’ World aand Kal Fitness gyms. Participants d danced their way through an evening of fu fun as well as raising money for a good ccause. Plans for next fall’s 2nd annual eevent are already underway!

Mark Your Calendar and Support M the Hospital Foundation April 29 – 105.7 SUN FM 12-hour Radiothon at the Village Green Mall, 6 am to 6 pm. May 29 — JCI Vernon Gala “Service in Style” Hospital Gala at the Best Western Vernon Lodge (call 250-558-1362 for details) June 20 — Do It For Dad 11th Annual Run and Walk at Coldstream Ranch in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screen. August 27 & 28 — Home Hardware VJHF Charity Classic - Friday evening dinner and auction, Saturday Golf Tournament at Predator Ridge. Details and registration online. Watch for the details … visit

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary commits … as part of an initiative to raise $160,000 to furnish an intensive care inpatient room, the Auxiliary held two raffles. The WestJet holiday raffle realized $18,920 and brought the Auxiliary closer to the $160,000 goal. Vernon Jubilee Hospital staff “wears” their support for the campaign! Casual for a Cause buttons and stickers have been a regular Friday tradition at IH facilities in the North Okanagan for the past year. Support for this initiative has grown and over $5,700 has been raised so far. Parker Cove Community Crafters quilt for the tower. Collectively, the group raised $3,000 to purchase two stretchers for the Emergency Department. Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookies once again a sweet success! Local Tim Hortons’ owners, Dan & Jamie Currie, selected the Building a Tower of Care campaign to support with the annual Smile Cookie sale. In all, 9,209 cookies were sold at $1 each and the Curries personally matched the funds, bringing the total donation to $18,418 for VJH’s Maternal/Child department in the new tower. 2010 A Medical Oddity demonstrates the lighter side of VJH… tthanks to the physicians, health care professionals and staff at VJH, we p aare able to catch a glimpse of the llighter side of hospital life through tthe 2010 Medical Oddity Calendar. T The calendar portrays a humorous llook at life at the Hospital during cconstruction of the new Patient Care T Tower! Each month features a unique, w whimsical view of local doctors and VJH staff members. This 13 month CYCLE THERAPY - Left to Right: Dr. Meyer, Dr. Chai, Dr. V Screen Dr Sanders. Sanders Screen, Dr. calendar was coordinated through the volunteer efforts of Teena Robinson, Integrated Care Coordinator at VJH. Teena recruited staff, provided artistic direction and conscripted photographer Erin Pritchard, who donated her time and talents to the fundraiser. Over $13,000 was raised and if you wish to purchase a copy of this special edition calendar a limited number are still available in the Foundation office. Light a Bulb shines bright…….. 2009 Light a Bulb campaign surpassed its goal! Elise Allen, Chair announced “To our delight not only did we reach our goal, but we raised over $203,000! Longhorn Pub Rocks for the Tower……. the 2nd annual Rock For Care was held on March 7th with twelve bands rocking for 12 hours. This benefit raised over $4,000 for equipment purchases for the Maternal / Child Unit in the new Patient Care Tower. Since the launch of the campaign the Longhorn Pub has raised a total of $7,000!

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News Signal aids with airport access KELOWNA – Left turn signals off Highway 97 at the Airport Road intersection were turned on today, making access to and from Kelowna International Airport safer and more efficient. “Residents and tourists now have safer and more efficient access to Kelowna Airport,” said VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster. “We can expect fewer crashes and better traffic management with these new signals.” “This infrastructure enhancement is great for the residents of the Quail Ridge area, for tourists, and

those who come to Kelowna and Lake Country on business,” added Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “Kelowna is a growing urban centre in B.C.’s interior and upgrades like this help us meet the entire region’s needs.” The turn signals are on Highway 97 in both directions, providing unopposed left turn access to both Airport Way and Quail Ridge Blvd. The left turns will be “protectedonly,” meaning traffic will only be permitted to turn left when the arrow is on and not when the highway thrutraffic is moving.



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34 TH STREET DOWNTOWN ROADS AND UTILITY UPGRADES OPEN HOUSE The City of Vernon has received funding from the Canada - British Columbia Building Canada Fund - Communities Component (BCF-CC) and has commissioned Focus Corporation and Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. to undertake the design of road, bridge and utility upgrades for the following roads: 1. 34th Street from Coldstream Avenue to 24th Avenue 2. 28th Avenue from 35th Street to BX Creek 3. 25th Avenue Frontage Road from 34th Street to Hwy. 97 It is anticipated that construction will be undertaken from May to September of 2010. An OPEN HOUSE meeting with directly affected residents and businesses to view the project has been arranged for Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Vernon City Hall (Council Chamber) located at 3400 - 30th Street. You are cordially invited to attend this OPEN HOUSE at any time between the above noted hours to discuss the project. For more information or if you have comments, questions or concerns please contact Richard Bedard, Municipal Design Technician at or call 250-550-3590.

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So many books, so little time PETER KENDAL Special to The Morning Star

It just occurred to me recently that considering the number of books that I have read in my lifetime I must still acknowledge my lack of knowledge about all sorts of things. I think that I don’t even know a lot about a little but I do know very little about a lot. That seems to be a not uncommon state of things. Last weekend I was enjoying a family dinner when someone raised the subject of reading favourite books several times over. To summarize the resulting discussion I found that I was the odd man out in that I had very rarely read the same book more than once. The exceptions to this were classifiable into two main categories: (1) During the war years when with the constant “Save Paper for the War Effort,” campaigns, books were in short supply and new books were a definite luxury. So one read the books that one had over and over again. This period coincided for me with the time when one began to form one’s reading style preferences. (2) My school and engineering studies when it was very necessary to try and cram facts into my head by the tried and trusted method of constant repetition. Even during my national service in the Royal Air Force it was necessary to read and reread the several training manuals which were not exactly among the world’s literary masterpieces. But outside of all the above necessary reading I was a reader of all sorts of things too numerous to list here that I chose to read. After all, for the majority of that time books were about the only way to get knowledge ancient and modern. And what is more, the rate at which

knowledge is being disseminated is increasing daily, as are the new fields of knowledge that are being found. There are even new methods of dissemination coming out so frequently that my resources, financial, technical and mental, cannot keep up with them. I think that I can look a long way into the future when reading may become a rare skill practised by an elite few. Writing used to be like that. But to return to the original point about rereading books, the rest of the family agreed that often they got a significantly different understanding of the book on a second reading, depending on how long it was between readings. I had to admit that I had denied myself this experience, but countered that loss by reading more books that gave me more new ideas to enjoy or to think about. Indeed I never saw the point of going over the same ground more than once when there were still lots of fresh literary fields to plough. I still hold that view. Do I have a favourite book or theme for reading? No I don’t, for the reasons given. But I have on my bookshelves (all 60 feet or more of them) books of mine, my father, and even my grandparents that I keep in remembrance of them and because I still have hopes of reading them some day. Some of my own well-remembered books are Treasure Island‚ and Kidnapped (both by Robert Louis Stevenson), Battleships With Wings‚ and Engines of War‚ (about the Fleet Air Arm and Tanks respectively), Palgrave’s Golden Treasury (poetry), Marvels and Mysteries of Science‚ Heraldry in England. There are many more but I’ll let that suffice to make the point. I have a set of eight books of my father

dating from the 1930s that will never really date called The World’s Great Books in Outline‚ that I can remember looking at from my very earliest years. These books’ authors ranged from Aristotle to Zola, covering all aspects of literature and indeed of natural science and knowledge. Each book was skillfully condensed to somewhere between two and six pages whilst not losing any of the literary value or knowledge imparted by the original. I was brought up to respect books and revere the effort that went into writing them or into researching them. I am unable to calculate the total number of books that I have read but at a rough guess it is probably at least 6,000. And that’s not including the many that I have merely looked at for interest or to get a brief idea about or clarification of some point. Then there are the books that had only pictures that were worth looking at, with no text of any worth. I will not even try to recollect all the magazines and articles I have scanned. Lest you think that most of my money has gone into making booksellers and publishers rich, I confess that the majority of my reading has been made possible by courtesy of public libraries. But some books I just had to have and keep. I will lend out my books to friends as long as they promise to take care of them and return them. For I believe that one of the primary purposes of a book is to pass on information. Another is to entertain and if a book does not entertain me in some way then I will commit the heinous crime of not reading it to the end. I don’t want to waste time reading a loser when there are so many unread books to be explored.

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his is my last week in Florida visiting my sister in Naples. The weather has been grand, with temperatures in the 80s and sunshine every day. Naples is a tourist town and has fantastic malls and shops and pricey boutiques with its own Fifth Avenue. It also has a plethora of fine dining establishments that are expensive but with very good food and are very busy this time of year. But there are many vacant stores in these malls and a lot of bank-owned house sales in the very exclusive area of Port Royal with its multi-coloured Pat Black mansions backing on coastal waterways. The palm-lined streets of Naples are clean, well-kept and beautiful and signal wealth and security. Superficially all is well but I notice in the Naples newspaper that today there are only 10 job opportunity ads listed in a city that has more than 22,000 residents and I wonder how people can get work here. The statistics also tell me that while Naples is the principal city of the area known as Naples-Marco Island Metro Statistical Area, the total area has a population of 315,859 people, mostly served by this newspaper. In the city of Naples the median age is 61 years with 42.2 per cent of residents over the age of 65 years, mostly from other places. Seniors over 60 years represent about 26 per cent of the population of Vernon. So Naples has a lot of economic senior power and stores and public places do cater to the needs of older people with wide aisles, larger sizes and suitable styles. Restaurants feature early bird meals for a lesser price and downtown is pretty quiet after 9 p.m. There are many well-attended seniors’ health lectures advertised as well as many ads for cures or solutions to senior-related ailments.


For me, the attraction of Naples is its proximity to the Everglades, that amazing, mysterious “sea of grass� about a 30-minute drive away. Wikipedia tells us that the Everglades is a slow-moving river originating in Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of Florida that flows southwest at about .25 miles per day into Florida Bay and is comprised of an interconnected network of marshland and forest ecosystems that are maintained by natural forces. Thirty-six threatened or protected species live in the park, including the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee. It is also the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America, More than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles live within Everglades National Park. Wikipedia doesn’t do this truly magnificent lush jungle of wetlands justice and it is hard to describe the beauty and seduction of this environment so rich in life, with birds hanging like decorations from exotic trees and occasional alligators peeking out of ditches. It draws me to it again and again. ■■■ The province’s new website provides seniors and their families with better access to information on available programs and services.Visitors to can now quickly locate up-to-date information about topics on healthy living, transportation, finances, continuing education, recreation programs, volunteer opportunities for older adults, and more. The new website also features stories and profiles of older British Columbians and a regular e-newsletter to which visitors can subscribe. To learn more about the province’s new website for seniors, or to access and watch “A Place for Everyone‚“ please visit If you have any comments or suggestions, e-mail me at

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It started out as a small hockey tournament organized to remember a friend and raise money for a good cause. This year, the Scott Hetherington Memorial Hockey Tournament celebrates a milestone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is our 10th annual tournament this year and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to go big,â&#x20AC;? said committee member Grady Gare, of the event held in memory of Hetherington, a wellliked player and referee in Vernon hockey circles, who died of a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 36. Since then, Hetheringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and co-workers have organized the annual hockey tournament in memory of their friend, and to raise money for BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. The first year, the event raised $500. But with autographed NHL jerseys up for raffle, along with silent auction items, the event in each successive year has raised more money than the year before for BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have twice as many jerseys as last year. We raised more than $12,000, and we hope to go over $13,000 this year,â&#x20AC;? said Gare. Nine jerseys being raffled off for the tournament are cur-

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Sisters Georgia Strinholm, two, and Molly, 18 months, join Noah, 10, and Nikala Debalinhard, 13, as they display some of the jerseys being raffled off during the 10th annual Scott Hetherington Memorial Hockey Tournament for B.C. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. rently on display at Save-On-Foods. The jerseys are from Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins), Marian Gaborik (New York Rangers), Edmonton Oilers team autographed jersey, Dean McCammond (New Jersey Devils), Owen Nolan and Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andrew Ebbett (both from the Minnesota Wild), Jason LaBarbera (Phoenix Coyotes), Brendan Morrow (Dallas Stars) and Jerred Smithson (Nashville Predators). The tournament committee will still have five autographed Vancouver Canucks jerseys (Sedin twins, Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows and Trevor Linden) that were stolen from a Vancouver

car dealership March 28 in the raffle. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not clear if they will arrive in time for the tournament, which is April 30-May 2 at the OTR rink in Vernon. Six of 10 autographed jerseys stolen were recovered in a Vancouver office building elevator. There is also a silent auction for three other autographed jerseys: a Bobby Orr Boston Bruins jersey; a uni signed by New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur; and a Team Canada jersey signed by Luongo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tickets are available at Save-On-Foods and during the tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Gare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The silent auction will

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Cory Kane of the Vipers takes off with the puck, leaving the Kings’ Ben Schmidt in his wake during Game 5 of the BCHL Fred Page Cup final Thursday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers won 4-2 to take a 3-2 series lead. zebras in the BCHL, allowed a lot of non-calls both ways, including three questionable obstructions on Vernon players over a 60-second span midway through the second period. The final one, a blindside pick at centre ice on the Vipers’ Kellen Jones as he attempted to check Mat Bodie, was followed shortly by the Kings’ first goal. With extra room to move, Bodie dangled past a few defenders before beating Gordon (20 saves)

gloveside at 9:00. Said Bodie: “We just didn’t battle hard enough in the first two periods, and then weren’t able to get anything going in the third. They scored timely goals and we just weren’t able to come back and battle as hard as they did tonight.” Bodie expected the Kings, who erased a 3-1 deficit against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the Coastal Conference final series, to respond at home.

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The Vernon Vipers got their swagger back. Apparently it was hiding in Powell River. A couple days after squaring their B.C. Hockey League Fred Page Cup final with the Powell River Kings at 2-2, the Vipers returned to Vernon to surge ahead in the best-of-seven series by stuffing the Kings 4-2 in Game 5 Thursday night at Wesbild Centre. A win in Game 6, which went Saturday at Hap Parker Arena on the Sunshine Coast, would give Vernon their 11th Fred Page Cup title in franchise history, and a berth in the Doyle Cup Championship. After bussing to Richmond Friday, the Vipers caught a quick flight over to Powell River Saturday for the game. If necessary, Game 7 would go Monday at Wesbild. In Game 5, Robbie Short pocketed the winner at 5:58 of the third period, blowing by Kings’ defenceman Reid Campbell and picking the top corner on netminder Josh Watson with a hard snapshot. First star Cory Kane and David Robinson drew assists. Kane, an Irvine, Calif. product, played one of his best games in a Viper uniform, setting up Vernon’s first goal as he broke through a pair of Kings at the blueline before feeding Robinson a clever backhand drop pass. Robinson walked into the slot and fired low, beating Watson five-hole two minutes into the game. “They (Powell River defenders) were both on me and I just dropped it back and they didn’t really expect that,” said Kane, who credits a visit from older brother Chris (NCAA Merrimack Warriors grad) for helping elevate his play. “My brother came up and he was telling me I needed to move my feet more,” said Kane. Viper netminder Graeme Gordon faced just five Powell River shots in the first period, but looked sharp in denying Cody Rainaldi with a poke check in the final minute after a Viper turnover. In his attempt to let the game flow, referee Grant Tyson, normally one of the more consistent

Showing considerable poise, the Vipers played on unphased, and were rewarded at 16:31 when Jones took a short seam pass from Sahir Gill and wrapped a gorgeous deke around Watson to restore the lead. Vernon continued to shut Powell River down for much of the third period, keeping the Kings in their own end to chew time off the clock. Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner credited Powell River for being a hard team to put away. “The last message I sent (in the second intermission) is we’re not going to sit back on this thing. We weren’t going to let our foot off the gas because they’ve got some guys that can hurt you. They’ve got a mobile defence and if you give them the opportunities they can do some damage.” Just as Kings’ head coach Kent Lewis called Watson (38 saves) to the bench for the extra attacker, Mitch Labreche fed Chad Niddery (third star) a slick back-door pass from the corner for a onetimer with 58 seconds remaining. Niddery earned a misconduct right after his goal. After burning a timeout, the Kings once again worked the puck deep in Vernon’s zone with Watson pulled, but were unable to capitalize as Dan Nycholat cleared the puck past centre, where Jonathan Milhouse sealed the win with a post-and-in empty-netter at 19:42. Furious with several non-calls during their final play in Vernon’s zone, Lewis tossed a water bottle on the ice in frustration, getting ejected for his actions. “At the end of the day, there’s only so much you can kind of put up with,” said Lewis. “I was very unprofessional and I think I was totally frustrated by (what he felt was poor officiating). What does Hockey Canada, what does everybody want? “We could have had some calls on us and they could have some. I thought the game was supposed to be called a different way right now, and that’s not whining. I’m not whining because we never deserved this one at all tonight.”

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Sports Saints bounce Barons Morning Star Staff


Kristan Moore (left) and Lisa Weatherill of Vernon compete for Team B.C. in the National Junior Ringette Championships in Saskatoon. B.C. just missed the playoffs at 5-1-2, losing a pair of overtime games.

B.C. settles on fourth Morning Star Staff

Like the blizzard in Saskatoon, overtime was a cold killer for Team B.C. in round-robin play at the 2010 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships. A pair of OT losses to teams ahead of them in the standings pushed B.C. to fourth place in the nine-team Under 16 junior division, out of the playoffs. “There are some teams left who are glad we’re not around anymore,” said B.C. coach Nicole Tjepkema, of Cloverdale. “The overtime games were back and forth and equal. We made a couple of bad passes and the other teams capitalized. We were very competitive.” Shannon Walton’s second goal of the game, at 4:26 of overtime, gave Ontario a 4-3 win over B.C. Wednesday morning. Later that night, Catherine Drouin connected at 9:25 of OT as Quebec shaded B.C. 7-6. Vernon’s Kirstan Moore, a defenceman, scored to put B.C. up 6-5 at 3:04 of the second period versus Quebec. Lisa Weatherill of Vernon also played for B.C.

Brittany Burge of Salmon Arm scored twice in B.C.’s loss to Ontario. B.C. iced Manitoba 6-4 in their last preliminary game Friday morning to end up 5-1-2, two points back of Quebec (6-0). Weatherill drew an assist on Burge’s fifth goal of the tournament which put B.C. up 3-0 in the first period. Leigh Maxwell-Smith pulled the hat trick to finish with 14 goals. Alberta topped the table at 8-0 with Ontario second at 7-1. B.C., who also placed fourth last year, was scheduled to compete in the skills competition Saturday. Tjepkema, whose provincial Vancouver team picked up the Vernon duo for the nationals, was pleased with their contributions. “Lisa scored a lot of goals and Kirstan was strong on defence. They did exactly what we asked them to do.” Weatherill, a Grade 10 Kalamalka student, was also picked up by B.C. last year for the U15 nationals in Charlottetown, PEI. Moore, who attends Grade 10 at Seaton, anchored the B.C. defence last year.

Rockets’ season ends in overtime Morning Star Staff

The Kelowna Rockets won’t be defending their Western Hockey League Ed Chynoweth Cup title. The Rockets blew a pair of two-goal leads, allowing the host Tri-City Americans to earn a 4-3 overtime decision, and win their best-of-seven Kal Tire Western Conference semifinal 4-1. Kruise Reddick ended the Rockets’ season by firing the winner 5:37 into overtime, drawing cheers from 4,300 fans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. The Rockets took a 2-0 lead into the third period on a pair of goals by Brandon McMillan. Mitchell Callahan and Collin Bowman drew assists on the first goal, Geordie Wudrick earned the helper on the second. Sergei Drozd got the Americans on the board

five minutes into the third period, but Lucas Bloodoff restored the Rockets’ two-goal lead with his fifth of the playoffs at 12:03. Just 41 seconds later, Drozd made it 3-2, and with Drew Owsley pulled for the extra attacker, Johnny Lazo tied the game at 3-3 with 1:24 to play. Tri-City will play the winner of the Vancouver Giants – Portland Winterhawks series. Vancouver put a 3-1 stranglehold on their semi as they stopped the visiting Hawks 5-3 Friday night at Pacific Coliseum. The Giants, who went 2-for-6 on the powerplay, got first-period goals from James Wright and Craig Cunningham, with the first of his two, to take the early lead.

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Jordan Draper fired a pair of goals, including the winner on a third-period powerplay, as the host Spruce Grove Saints outgunned the Fort McMurray Oil Barons 7-5 in Game 5 of the AJHL Enerflex Cup Friday night in Grant Fuhr Arena. The Saints, ranked No. 1 in Canada, hold a 3-2 series lead and will look to punch their ticket to the Doyle Cup Championship with a win in Game 6 tonight in Fort McMurray. Kodie Curran (1+2) pocketed an emptynetter with 33 seconds remaining to ice the game. Netminder Vincenzo Marozzi posted 32 saves for the win, while Jesse Kallechy made 30 stops for the Barons.

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He calls it the Western Hockey League of the mixed martial arts world. A proving ground for the next generation of fighting superstars. Promoter/fighter Bill (The Butcher) Mahood has watched a lot of talent grapple its way up the eXtreme Fighting Challenge circuit, and he believes the ninth installment, which goes Saturday, April 17 at the Vernon Curling Club, will be no different. “We have had fighters go on from competing in the XFC to fighting in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) or other top shows,” said Mahood.“We’re one of the few homegrown organizations that can say that.” He refers to fighters like Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald (UFC), Gideon Ray (The Ultimate Fighter TV show), Matt Horwich and, of course, Mahood himself, who battled UFC legend Forrest Griffin at UFC 54. Most recently, XFC grad Rory (The Waterboy) MacDonald of Kelowna stopped American Michael Guymon with a first-round armbar submission in his UFC debut in January. Following a pair of sold-out cards at the Vernon Recreation Complex auditorium, Mahood made the decision to book a larger venue to put on a better show. The curling club holds around 1,400 fans as compared to less than 1,000 at the auditorium, and it will enable XFC to have better production quality. “We are planning the usual big sound, bright lights and great fights that the XFC always delivers. We are kicking up the production a notch so the fans are in for a treat there. The fights we have planned are also excellent.” Mahood considered booking one of Vernon’s larger arenas, but didn’t want to sacrifice atmosphere to sell a few extra tickets.

“When a show is sold out and at capacity, you get such a exciting atmosphere. It brings the spectators closer to the action and they feel the energy,” he said. “We’re not getting too carried away. Unless you put 3,000 people in Wesbild Centre, it kind of feels a little too cavernous. We love the atmosphere that a smaller venue creates. It’s the feel that’s important.” As always, there is plenty of homegrown talent on the XFC 9 card (sanctioned by the Vernon Athletic Commission). In the main event, Clay Davidson of Toshido Martial Arts in Kelowna will meet Jared Torgenson of Premir MMA (U.S.). Bastien Huveeners (Dynamic MMA, Vancouver) will battle Jason Sharp (Premir), and Dan Lin (Franco Pankration, Vancouver) will tangle with Premir’s Nic Kunning. Other professional fights include Mark Delgato (Champions Choice, Kamloops) vs Frankie Mendez (Premir); Darwin Douglas (Revolution MMA, Langley) vs Brendan Kornberger (Dynamic); Jules Russel (Revolution) vs Warren Anderson (Franco); and Brendan Frost (Iron Dragon, West Kelowna) vs Dustin Silvey (Revolution). Amateur fights include Vernon’s Tyson Veitch (Avatar, Kelowna) vs Kadence Rainville (Champions); Ethan Owusa (Iron Dragon) vs Kale Ramsey (Champions); Cam Deleurme (Kelowna) vs Morgan Littlechild (Kiaten, PG); and Stuart Deleurme (Kelowna) vs Yusuf Njie (Revolution). The weigh-ins are open to the public and will be held at Boston Pizza, Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m. On Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m., with fights starting at 7:00. Tickets are available at Dangerous Clothing, Split Decision Motorsport (on Kalamalka Lake Road) and On the Roxx Show Lounge.


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Continued from A25 Ryan Johansen responded for Portland early in the second frame, but Wright restored Vancouver’s two-goal cushion less than two minutes later. Giants’ right winger Tomas Vincour, with a powerplay goal later in the second period, provided the winner. The 8,800 fans were treated to some fireworks late in the game, as a couple scraps broke out after the final whistle. Portland’s Luca Sbisa and Luke Walker picked up fighting majors, as did the Giants’ Lance Bouma and Nolan Toigo.



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It took the Armstrong Shamrocks half a game to shake some rust, but they eventually returned to last-season form to stomp the Vernon Tigers (formerly Royals) 9-5 in the opener of the Ice Breaker Senior Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Friday night at the Nor-Val Centre in Armstrong. The Irish were a little erratic in the first period, trailing 2-1 despite getting four breakaways. The Tigers got a powerplay goal from Kyle Wheildon, while Armstrong junior phenom Logan Strohm ripped the first of his two goals with an hard outside shot around a pick set by Chad Pounder. The Cats’ Trevor McEachnie restored Vernon’s lead with a good sidearm past Shamrocks’ netminder Owen Siddall. The ‘Rocks got into penalty trouble

in the second period, and Steve Latimer capitalized on an early 5-on-3. Vernon’s Shane Sargeant then potted a bounce shot to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead, but Armstrong came to life late in the second as the Tigers started spending time in the sin bin. Nathan Strohm ripped a low shot on the powerplay, followed shortly by a gorgeous rope-ripping shot by Stu Williamson to tie the game. Logan, on a beautiful passing play with Dalaney Halifax, rounded out the second-period scoring. The ‘Rocks kept rolling in the third period with some nice fastbreak plays. Cagey veteran Pat Nelson scored a shorthanded goal on a slick side-step shot to beat Tigers’ netminder Glen Clissold. Logan then flicked the ball to himself off draw a before feeding a streaking

Halifax, who ended the night with 1+6. Newly acquired Steven Clark ripped a low sub shot for his first goal as a Shamrock to complete the scoring. Shamrocks’ head coach Ken McGregor was happy with his team’s play once they got through the first half of the game. “We were very, very sluggish to start the game, but that can be expected when we have new lines and some new players, but once we settled down and started playing lacrosse we saw some great things,” said McGregor. In other action Friday night, the Kamloops Rattlers handed the Vancouver Burrard/Stylers a 9-4 loss, while the Spruce Grove Slash stomped the Kelowna Raiders 13-3. The Slash dominated despite have just 10 runners to the Raiders’ full compliment of players. Action resumed Saturday.

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The Express will start the season with a new home, and a new coach. After playing the last B.C. Hockey League season in Burnaby, the Express, now located in Coquitlam, have named Jon Calvano head coach and director of hockey operations. Calvano, 33, was the bench boss of the North West Giants in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for the past four years, putting up some solid numbers. He guided the Giants to back-to-back B.C. championships, and also has a title from the highly competitive Mac's Major Midget AAA tournament in Calgary to his credit. Calvano was also hockey director at the Burnaby Winter Club the past three years, and has been involved with the Vancouver Vipers Spring AAA programs for the past decade. In 2008, he was awarded the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association’s

Coach of the Year. “I am very grateful to the Coquitlam Express organization for this opportunity and am excited about the challenge of coaching in the BCHL,” said Calvano. "I have followed the league very closely for many years and look forward to developing players and building a championship team in Coquitlam.” Calvano’s selection was overseen by a four-member committee of the Express ownership group, consisting of Pat Delesalle, Brian Hannigan, Rob Lambie and Darcy Rota. The group conducted an extensive search, receiving more than 40 applications from across North America. "We are very happy to have Jon join our team," said Rota, Express president and GM. "I have known Jon for a number of years and believe his player development skills and commitment to excellence are a great fit as we move the team home to Coquitlam.”

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Vernon players (from left) Cole Sanford and Curtis Lazar, and Lumby’s Dylan Bowen grab hold of the 42nd Tim Hortons Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament trophy after helping Pursuit of Excellence defeat Spruce Grove Saints.

B.C. HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFF LEADERS PLAYER Mat Bodie, Powell River Matt Garbowsky, Powell River Denver Manderson, Penticton Daniel Carr, Powell River David Dziurzynski, Alberni Chad Niddery, Powell River Connor Jones, Vernon Kellen Jones, Vernon Darick Ste-Marie, Quesnel Jordan Grant, Powell River Mitch Labreche, Powell River Taylor Holst, Quesnel Mark McMillan, Alberni Valley Beau Bennett, Penticton Sahir Gill, Vernon Colton Beck, Langley Matt Hatch, Alberni Valley Garrett Milan, Penticton Mitch MacMillan, Alberni Joey Laleggia, Penticton Robbie Short, Vernon Justin Dasilva, Powell River Tye Lewis, Alberni GOALIES Graeme Gordon, Vernon Josh Watson, Powell River Sean Bonar, Penticton Frank Slubowski, Alberni Kevin Jebson, Westside

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SPALL MEN’S NIGHT - APRIL 6 FIRST FLIGHT Low gross: Kyle Wiebe 71 Low net: Randy Strang 69 Low gross front: Mark Dearing 39 Low net front: Peter Haines, Rick Spiller 36 Low gross back: Brian Osachoff 37 Low net back: Vince Lewis 33 Deuces: Wiebe, Dick Regier, Strang (2) ($10) SECOND FLIGHT Low gross: John Lysholm 79 Low net: Garney Howard 71 Low gross front: Bob Wagner 38 Low net front: Randy Gladiotis 36 Low gross back: Regier, Don Redgwell Low net back: Dick Rosman 31 Deuces: Darrell Hauptman, Wes Carr, Kevin Arbuckle ($15 each) THIRD FLIGHT Low gross: Jim Fuhr 83 Low net: Doug Jackson 72 Low gross front: Danny Morris 39 Low net front: Reg Morin 34 Low gross back: Bill Irving 43 Low net back: Art Heale 37 Deuces: Pete Taylor, ace on #15 ($50) FOURTH FLIGHT Low gross: Ken Jantz 88 Low net: Ken Robertson 71 Low gross front: Adam Bartko 41 Low net front: Doug Hiebert 33 Low gross back: Dave Minshull, Dave Gerhardt, Gordon Isobe 44 Low net back: Brian Cropley Deuces: None Net Skins: #5: Jantz ($20); #15: Taylor ($15); #16: Fuhr ($15) Gross Skins: #4: Wiebe ($50); #6 Brian Osachoff ($15), #8: Doug Kuhn ($15); #10: Al Graydon ($20); #16: Vince Lewis ($5); #17: Braydon Lutgen ($15); #18 Strang ($35). SPALL LADIES NIGHT - APRIL 7 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Renata Zimmerman 40 Low Net: Pam Robertson 36.5 2nd Net: Lori Moger 37.5 FLIGHT B Low Gross: Nadine Shannon 44 Low Net: Ester Pitt 33.5 2nd Net: Sheryll Bissell 34 FLIGHT C Low Gross: Jacqui Jakeman 48 Low Net: Cheryl Fisher 37.5 2nd Net: Cheryl Parker 40 Flight D Low Gross: Gwen Langley 53 Low Net: Fran Munro 37.5 2nd Low Net: Patsy Osachoff 39 No Handicap Winner: Janessa Neufeld Closest to Marker (hole #1): Karen Mosure. Least Putts: Agnes Sakakibara 13 KP #3: Gwen Langley KP #7: Katrina Lenoury Long drives: Lenoury (A), Janet Kuhn (B), Fusher (C), Marilyn Schmolke (D), Randi Funk (NH).

MONASHEE’S BAR & GRILL SPRING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE KING OF THE COURT - APR 11 POOL A – 6 @ PV Ministry of Silly Blocks Block ‘em Sock ‘em 6 Slammin’ Arm Spiked Punch POOL B – 7:30 @ PV Six Pack Always Get it Up Safe Sets Steamed Vegetables MIXED LEAGUE TEAM TW TOT Sweaty Sets 4 12 Ball Crusherz 2 9 We Be Easy 2 6 WYSIWYGS 0 5 You’ve Been Served 3 3 Blockheads 1 1 WOMEN’S LEAGUE POOL A Smoking Kills 4 12 Some Spike it Hot 4 12 Crawford 4 6 Coasters 0 2 Smash 0 2 Spank 0 2 POOL B Spike Girls 4 12 Spike Sisters 4 10 1 Million Served 0 8 1 Hit Wonders 4 6 Alioup 0 0 Spiked Punch 0 0 POOL C Killer Queens 4 11 Volley Girls 4 10 Dark Angels 4 9 Sugar & Spikes 0 5 Rejects 0 1 Scared Hitless 0 0

BASEBALL - Vernon Minor Baseball Association is holding a giant garage sale Sunday, April 25 at the north end of the Village Green Mall parking lot. Sports equipment and yard and household items will be consigned. Call Rick at 558-1488 or Kathy at 3071557. SKATING - The Vernon Skating Club is accepting registrations for Canskate learn to skate programs. The club is forming synchro teams for the coming season and invites all current or former skaters of all ages to try out. Call Heather at 260-6632 or visit www. TRACK AND FIELD - The Vernon Track and Field Club holds open practices Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon, at Polson Park.

SATURDAY SENIOR C LACROSSE – Armstrong Shamrocks Icebreaker: Shamrocks vs Kamloops Rattlers, 11 a.m.; Vernon Tigers vs Spruce Grove Slash, 12:30 p.m.; Vancouver/Prince George vs Kelowna Raiders, 2 p.m.; Kamloops vs Spruce Grove, 5:30 p.m.; Armstrong vs Vancouver/Prince George, 7 p.m.; Vernon vs Kelowna, 8:30 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES Electoral Areas “D” (Rural Lumby) and “E” (Cherryville) Of¿cial Community Plan Review The Regional District of North Okanagan is reviewing the Of¿cial Community Plan for Electoral Areas “D” (Rural Lumby) and “E” (Cherryville) Please attend one of the Community Open Houses to provide input into your local plan. Open House Electoral Area “E” (Cherryville)

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A photography enthusiast and well-known local musician, Kevin Kienlein is on the waiting list for a heart and double-lung transplant. Friends are holding a fundraiser April 18 at The Hangar at the Army Navy Air Force Club.

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When Kevin Kienlein picked up the phone on March 9, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it was a call that could change his life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the transplant office in Edmonton. They told me I was accepted into the program and on the waiting list for a heart and double lung transplant,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was thankful and humbled that I would be considered for such a gift and blessed to have an opportunity that would not have been possible 25 years ago.â&#x20AC;? Being on the list at Status 2 means he could get another call at any time and be airlifted to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton for the operation. The transplant could happen in two days, two months, two years or longer, depending on when a suitable donor is available. Kienlein, who was born with a complex congenital heart defect, was not expected to live to be 10 years old. His determination and talent and the support of family and friends have helped him to live almost 50 years as an active participant in the community. He is well-known as a musician, recording artist, church member, and was recently nominated

in the Okanagan Life Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Awards as first runner up as best/favourite musician/ entertainer in the North Okanagan. He is also a member of Toastmasters and president of the Vernon Camera Club. By October of 2009, his heart specialist in Calgary suggested that he be assessed for a heart and double lung transplant and he had extensive testing in Edmonton in February. The University of Alberta hospital is one of only two centres in Canada which does the rare operation; fewer than 50 of these operations are done in the world each year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I get my call (that the operation can proceed), I will be airlifted to Edmonton for the transplant operation. I have great faith in the abilities and skill of all the doctors and support people I have met and will be involved in the operation and my care,â&#x20AC;? said Kienlein. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep in mind too, that for me to live, someone has to die, that is the reality of this operation. For the family of the donor, it will be one of the most difficult and generous decisions they will ever make. They will never know me or who I am, and I am not allowed to know who they are. They will only know that the death of their loved one

will give me or another recipient life.â&#x20AC;? He was in Edmonton for two weeks of education about the transplant process recently and said he learned that 30 per cent of people listed for transplant die before a suitable donor is found. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found it amazing how carefully organ donations are distributed and how many types of tissue can be used. By committing to be a donor, you may save the life of someone who would die without your contribution. If people do not sign up to be donors and let their family know their wishes, they will miss the opportunity to save someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. I hope that everyone will go to www. and register to be a donor,â&#x20AC;? he said. While Kienlein is waiting for the operation, he is building up his stamina by exercise, mostly walking, trying to gain five pounds of muscle mass and keep a positive attitude. The operation will take six-to-eight hours with cardiac ICU for up to a week, followed by two-to-three weeks in hospital. Rehabilitation in Edmonton will take another two or three months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the operation goes well, I could be

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;normalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the neck down,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People take for granted the many everyday activities they do. I am very excited about the possibilities of being able to run, hike and swim or the many other things I have never had the opportunity to participate in my whole life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel God has put me here for a reason, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I really know what it is yet. By giving me the opportunity to receive the gift of a transplant, he is giving me some extra time to see what the reason might be. Thank you in advance for your prayers, thoughts and support.â&#x20AC;? Kienlien is looking forward to a big party in July for his 50th birthday. There will be a benefit event, Have A Heart for Kevin, April 18 from noon to 10 a.m. at the Army Navy Air Force Club at 2500-46 Ave., Vernon. Local performers include The Goods, Bob Oldfield, COD Gone Wild, Henry Piovesan, The Evans Sisters, Kath and the TomKats, the Dave Anthony Band and Kevin Kienlein & Friends. Jammers are welcome. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information see or see Friends of Kevin Kienlein on Facebook.

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Work out, party and help a good cause all at the same time. The Vernon and District Animal Care Society is holding a fundraising Zumba party next weekend and hopes to bring as many members of the community together for this fun form of fitness that combines Latin rhythms with easy-tofollow moves. “Come dance into summer with Zumba,” said Marti Giroux, director with the society. “If you haven’t tried it, now is your chance — why work out when you can party.” The Vernon Animal Care Society is a local, all-volunteer registered charitable society made up of a group of animal lovers who are working to reduce the root cause of pet overpopulation, abandonment, suffering and premature death for hundreds of unwanted pets in the North Okanagan. “We know that spay/

neutering is the only permanent and humane solution,” said Giroux. “We also now that many people cannot afford the cost of altering their pets.” The society raises money to help pet owners with low incomes to have their pets “fixed.” It provides emergency vet care assistance to provide basic veterinary assessment for needy pet owners if their pets are sick or injured. While the society does not operate a shelter, it is always on the lookout for permanent homes for abandoned pets, such as Love Bug. “Don’t those eyes just tell you to take him home,” said Giroux. “As you can see, most older cats we rescue are a bit worse for wear. “Love Bug was in a bit of a state when rescued but has now been neutered and tattooed.” Giroux said Love Bug is an affectionate cat that loves people and gets along well with

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Love Bug is a two-year-old stray male who is looking for a permanent home. The Vernon Animal Care Society holds a Zumba party April 17 to help animals like Love Bug. other cats, although because of his size, he may intimidate them a little. He’s not fond of dogs, however. All cats adopted through the society are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Love Bug is ready to be adopted and become a fixture in someone’s

home. For more information, please call 250545-8200. The Zumba party takes place Saturday at the Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310-37th Ave., with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. and the Zumba Party running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each

Guiding honours members Morning Star Staff More than 50 girls from Guide, Pathfinder and Ranger units from Girl Guides of Canada, Monashee Area — Revelstoke to Osoyoos — will be honoured for their achievements in Guiding April 24. The Monashee Area Youth Awards Ceremony will be held at Creekside Theatre, (George Elliott secondary school) 10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd., Winfield. Since 1910, Girl Guides of Canada has been a trailblazing movement advocating for girls and women, while offering them opportunities to discover new interests and develop leadership skills. It all started in 1909, when 11,000 boys participated in a Scouting rally organized by Lord Baden-Powell at the Crystal Palace in London, Great Britain. To BadenPowell’s surprise, a large number of girls also showed up. They had been practising Scouting and demanded entry into


the rally. Baden-Powell was impressed and he asked his sister, Agnes, to create a program just for girls. Guiding grew rapidly, thanks in part to Agnes, and later, to Baden-Powell’s wife, Olave, Lady BadenPowell, who toured the country promoting Girl Guides. By 1910, the movement had reached Canada and the first unit was formed in St.

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Amanda Lubbers with some of the children at the Adullam Orphanage in Ghana. She and her friends, Karla Hiebert and Jeff Corrigan, are fundraising for their upcoming trip to the African country.

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Who are Henry Roberts and Hal Johnson? Recently there was an item on the BBC website recognizing the passing last April 1 of the “father of the PC.” This prestigious mantle arises from the fact that in the mid 1970s Roberts developed the Altair 8800 personal computer, the first to embody the new Intel 8080 microproVernon PC Users’ Club cessor. This product immediately captured the imagination of electronic hobbyists and fellow computer enthusiasts, many of whom were mainframe and mini-computer programmers eager to get their hands on a computer that was cheap, fully portable and their


own. Among them were two university dropouts from Seattle who as high school students had been busted for stealing computer time at a commercial service bureau in the area (which eventually hired them to find bugs in their operating system). They had approached Roberts with a proposal to write software for the Altair 8800. Their first product was Altair Basic, a code compiler similar to Fortran which ran on most larger computers. The two, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, formed a company called Micro-Soft to manufacture and market their products. You know the rest. The other guy was my neighbour in Palo Alto, Calif. who in the 1970s owned a successful printing business located in nearby Mountain View. Hal’s company, House of Printing, specialized in producing very high quality, four-colour, product presentation material that was much

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Society Easter Seals Camp in Winfield as their charity for this year. Thanks to a partnership between Derek Bannister and Ashlea Mackintosh of Husky Gas Station, Husky will pay the charity two per cent of all purchases organization members make at Husky and Mohawk Stations and Husky House Restaurants until

Dec. 31, 2010. All purchases are eligible except for lottery tickets and tobacco products, as it’s not legal to include these products in the program. Husky will issue Husky Community Rebate Program swipe cards which will be handed out to realtors who will give them to their clients. As clients use the cards, Camp

Winfield will benefit. The dream is to be able to raise $100,000 for Camp Winfield. “It is my hope that we will also host several charity barbecues and other events throughout the year with all the proceeds going towards the BC Lions Society Easter Seals Camp, Winfield,” said Tracee Hopkins,

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Community Calendar APRIL 11

Feature Event: Vernon secondary school hosts Talent and Dessert Night April 15

GO-KARTING! April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Wesbild Centre. The web page is THE SHOPARAMA SPRING MARKET Entrepreneurs, crafters, home-based businesses, baking. Entertainment, a visit from the Spring Bunny with goodies for the kids and door prizes, all hosted by the Vernon Winter Carnival Society. Concession hosted by the Aviemore School of Highland Dance. Admission free, but you are invited to bring nonperishable item for the food bank. April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310-37th Ave. LUMBY & DISTRICT WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for more information contact Norm at 5476012 or Leroy at 542-1445. OKANAGAN-SHUSWAP GREENS AGM Annual General Meeting April 11 at 4 p.m., Armstrong, OddFellows’ Hall, 3005 Wood Ave., opposite City Hall (Bridge St.) There are vacancies on the executive. If you would like to stand or nominate someone, please contact nominations secretary Greig Crockett at 250 260-5877 or If you have any ideas you would like to discuss please contact Greig, and they will be considered for inclusion in the program. You must be a fully paid-up member in order to vote. If you need to renew your membership, you can pay the $10 renewal at the AGM before election of the new executive. NORTH OKANAGAN JUNIOR ACADEMY Come and enjoy our International Food Fair April 11, from 4–7 p.m. Passports are $15 at the door which enables the holder to receive a serving of vegetarian food from each of the 8 booths (including dessert). We are a K - 10 Christian School in Grandview Flats (between Vernon and Armstrong) and are raising money, with 2/3 of the proceeds going to school projects and 1/3 to charity. For directions and more info., visit our website at or call 250-546-8330. ANAF SPITFIRE UNIT #5 FUNDRAISER Friends of Kevin barbecue April 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. No Bad Days and Pingo generously donating their time. Spitfire Lounge, opens 1 p.m. All proceeds from sale of burgers or hot dogs will be donated to Friends of Kevin fundraiser. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Attending the International Food Fair April 11; car pool at 4:30 p.m. For location and more information, call Carole at 260-5238. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA General meeting April 11 at 2 p.m. All members urged to attend. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE April 11 is deadline to register for adult Stained Glass Stepping Stones, All Things Clay, Knitty Clinic: Socks, Photoshop Tutorial, Introduction to Printmaking. To register, call 250-542-6243 or see our website at 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. 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 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. SMARTIES PROGRAM AT GALLERY VERTIGO Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., drop-in art program for families with kids of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop in. Wear old clothes and bring your imagination. Suggested donation is $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers interested in art are invited to come down and help at the workshops. The gallery is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. Call 250-503-2297.

SS students have planned a great evening of entertainment and desserts. With a variety of acts signed up, there will be a great selection of dance, singing and bands. At intermission, you will be invited to the Room of Sweets, with a wonderful selection of desserts for you to enjoy as part of your ticket purchase. The fun takes place Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the school office for only $7 and at the door on the night of the show. This is one of the major fundraisers for dry grad, so please help support the grad class and join us for a very entertaining evening.


ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Cost is $10, please bring your own lunch. Registration at 9 a.m. 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., Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall on Kalamalka Rd. See CANASTA AND BINGO Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 to 4 p.m., at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Alice at 549-8430 or Ethel at 545-9857. 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 develop skills, and network with other players in friendly, non-gambling, educational, tournament style format. Any questions, contact Mark at 250-542-9448. 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 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. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

APRIL 12 LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES April 12, Okanagan College Institute Series presents “Why Diversity Matters” with James Coble, Aboriginal Access and Services Coordinator Okanagan College. Kalamalka Campus Lecture Theatre 12:30 -1:20 p.m. All welcome to this free event. Parking is free in the student parking lot during the talk. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Ladies Auxiliary meets April 12 at 1 p.m. All members urged to attend. YOUTHGLO!! YouthGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more information e-mail us at Weekly drop-ins begin April 12. UPPER ROOM MISSION BOUTIQUE Gold Days at the Boutique. All men’s and ladies gold-tagged items 50 cents each; all children’s gold-tagged items 25 cents each. Great name brands, great spring and summer items. Does not include footwear. Sale starts April 12 and runs until April 17. Lots of in-store specials. We’re at 2708 - 34th St.,under the big blue awning. BECOMING A LOVE AND LOGIC PARENT Course presented by St. John’s Lutheran Church, starts April 12, runs

Mondays for seven weeks, 6:30 to 8 p.m., takes place at Vernon Christian School. No charge, parent manual available for $10. Childcare available for $3 per child or $5 per family. For info., see or to register, call 250-549-2244 or e-mail METIS CULTURE CELEBRATED Vernon Métis Association hosts special event April 12 at Halina Centre at 6 p.m. Back to Batoche will be shown, a TV program of Métis and public celebrations, presented by Métis culture-bearer and educator Gilles Allard. This year marks the 125 anniversary of the Métis resistance of 1885. Donations of cash welcome, to help pay for the hall, as well as donations of non-perishable food items for the food bank. OKANAGAN MAINLINE OSTOMY ASSOCIATION MEETS April 12 at 7 p.m., Schubert Centre boardroom, 3505-30th Ave. Program is a rap session; an ET nurse will be in attendance. Everyone welcome. For more information or transportation, call Les at 549-2263. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM Support and educational group for parents of children with autism or related disorders meets April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at NONA Child Development Centre, 2802-34th St. For info, contact Lorraine Donald (family support social worker) at 549-1281. New members welcome! SOLD The Society for Open Learning and Discussion meets April 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the People Place, in room 06 downstairs. Topic will be “Recycling in the North Okanagan,” with Nicole Kohnert, manager with NORD Solid Waste Dept. Visitors and new members welcome. For info. please call Nadine at 250-549-1479. OKANAGAN GARDENS AND ROSES CLUB Meets April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. All are welcome. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Friendship Club, with crib and bingo at 1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of each month. 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; play and learn together. All families welcome to visit any of the following Strong Start locations: Mondays, 8:30-11:30, 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 information, visit VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome. Listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192. 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. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every second Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. For info., phone 250-549-3328.

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Community Calendar APRIL 12 CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION GROUP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. This is an informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Contact Cat at 250-542-6155 for dates. 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. 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. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call John at 545-0119. 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.

APRIL 13 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. Also be time to walk the labyrinth. 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 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158.

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. 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. VERNON PC USERS’ CLUB MEETS The second Tuesday of each month at the Schubert Centre at 3505-30th Ave., at 7 p.m. Call Betty at 542-7024 or June at 549-7221 and check out vernon KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court. LUMBY SENIORS’ 10TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING Just around the corner at the Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Mark April 13 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on your calendar and join us for live music by the Sentimental Journey. Lunch and prizes all for only $5 per person. For more info. call Diann or Olena at 250-547-8866. PARENT SUPPORT & EDUCATIONAL GROUP for parents of children with FASD and similar neurological conditions, meets April 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at NONA Child Development Centre, 2802-34th St. For more info. contact Lorraine Donald (key worker) at 549-1281, ext. 215. New members welcome! COLDSTREAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Meets April 13 at 1 p.m. at our hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. New members and guests welcome. Jamie Kidston will speak about the plight of orchardists and the sustainability of orchards at 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more info., call 250-542-8878. NORTH WESTSIDE GARDEN CLUB MEETING April 13 at 7 p.m., Killiney Beach Community Hall. Featuring “Preparing for Spring.” New and “ever-learning” gardeners welcome. For more information, call Kim at 503-2285. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Visual Arts Presentation April 13 at noon on Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt. The gallery is hosting a series of presentations on the development in visual arts from Renaissance to contemporary art. NORTH OKANAGAN SENIORS ACTION NETWORK Meets at the People Place, room 006, April 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Great opportunity for seniors to work collectively to learn more about changes occurring for seniors in the community and ways to address seniors’ issues in the North Okanagan. Please call the Seniors Information & Resource Bureau 250545 -8572 or e-mail for info. OKAN. MILLIONAIRE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB OMREIC meets April 13 from 7-9 p.m., Prestige Hotel & Conference Centre, 4411-32nd St. Free event, all welcome. Register at or call 1-877-509-9009. GLOBAL MISSIONS PRESENTATION St. John’s Lutheran Church (behind Butcher Boys on Silver Star Road) April 13 at 6:45 p.m. For info. call Debbie at 250-545-5913.

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Marcus Lundgren (top) DuffleBag Theatre’s artistic director, joins the cast in the company’s production of Beauty and the Beast, coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 18.

Over the years, children in schools and theatres across Canada have entered the magical world of Neverland with Peter Pan or shouted out to Sleeping Beauty not to touch the spindle. Known for their zany interpretations of fairy tales, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre welcomes children to be a part of the action in their performances across the country. And now, the Toronto-based travelling theatre is pulling the classic, Beauty and the Beast, out of the duffle bag for local families to experience. The outrageously funny afternoon of entertainment takes place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre for two shows Sunday, April 18. As the retelling of this classic fairy tale unfolds, the DuffleBag ensemble will once again invite audience members on stage with them to play the main parts. The resulting spontaneity and excitement generates a decidedly hysterical theatrical experience for every-

one, said DuffleBag’s artistic director Marcus Lundgren. “Because everyone in the audience enjoys the humour and theatricality of a DuffleBag Theatre performance, it’s the perfect experience for the whole family to share,” he said. “Audience members young and old will be engaged in a live performance in which they are encouraged to participate.” Lundgren will be joined on stage by actors Natalie Robitaille, Lee Martin and Meghan Brown in this refreshing 60-minute adaptation of the Beauty and the Beast story. Their sense of improvisational fun results in a truly exciting and uproarious event not soon to be forgotten, said Lundgren. “With DuffleBag Theatre, audiences will walk away having shared a unique experience for the whole family that will no doubt be replayed over and over at the dinner table that night,” he said. The production takes place April 18 at 2 and 4 p.m., and is the final kids’ show in the Performing Arts Centre society’s 2009-10 presentation season. All seats are $10 and tickets can be ordered at the Ticket Seller box office in the centre, or call 549-7469, or visit to order.

Music students make Idaho proud Morning Star Staff

Idaho is known for more than just potatoes and Lewis and Clark. It is also home to a campus of Brigham Young University, known for its extensive music programs. Locals can hear for themselves when BYU-Idaho’s Sinfonietta, a 36-member chamber orchestra, performs at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday as a fundraiser for the Vernon Community Music School. Hailing from Rexburg, Idaho, Sinfonietta performs a wide range of musical selections from the great classics to modern works, drawn from the 18th

through the 20th centuries. A part of the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, members are selected by audition and represent the finest musicians on campus. Led by BYU-Idaho music department faculty member Dr. Robert Tueller, who also directs cello studies, the symphony orchestra and the University Baroque Ensemble, each player brings many years of previous experience, and adheres to an ambitious rehearsal and performance schedule. Tueller says his favourite part about conducting Sinfonietta is the opportunity he has to work with the students.

“They literally are the best at what they do. These students produce beautiful, high quality music that can be appreciated by any audience,” he said. One of the U.S.’s largest private Mormon universities (along with its campus in Utah), BYU-Idaho serves students from all 50 states and from more than 40 countries. During the past winter semester, enrolment stood at 13,375 students, with 37 from B.C. and 1,089 from Washington. Sinfonietta starts its performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Ticket Seller box office, 549-7469,

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A cello player performs along with Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Sinfonietta, which comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday.

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Great Big Sea, which the Newfoundland band recently performed at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Rankin Family also covered Oysterband’s By Northern Light. The band’s origins go back to the late-‘70s folk scene in England. First meeting at the legendary Dukes Folk Club in Whistable, Kent, original band members Alan Prosser (vocals, guitar), John Jones (vocals, melodeon) and Ian Telfer (violin, concertina) have been performing ever since. They were later joined by Chopper (bass guitar, cello, vocals) in 1990 and Dil Davies (drums) in 2007 to complete the Celtic folk group. Oysterband is considered one of Britain’s great live bands with an undeniable chemistry and irresistible on-stage presence. The band has toured in 35 countries, played an extraordinary variety of festivals and venues, and have made more than a dozen studio albums.

Anyone who visited the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival last summer will remember the band that came out of the murky waters of the Atlantic to have everyone dancing with its Celtic-edged guitar pop. Back from across the pond, Britain’s Oysterband plays even closer to home with an intimate gig at the Armstrong Inn Pub Sunday, April 18. The band is celebrating its pearl (30-year) anniversary and is back on these shores with a new acoustic album, featuring a modern and fresh interpretation of classic songs. “The album is the band’s autobiography in song with an acoustic approach and simplified direction bringing a focus to vocals, harmonies and instrumentation,” reads the band’s promo material. Entitled The Oxford Girls & Other Stories, the new album is a complement to Oysterband’s 2007 album, Meet You There, with 14 favourite songs from their extensive career, rethought and re-arranged with the band bringing something new to each track. Oysterband also makes several Canadian connections on The Oxford Girl & Other Stories. Their raucous single When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down was a huge hit for


Oysterband members Ian Telfer, Alan Prosser, John Jones, Dil Davies and Chopper have influenced the likes of Great Big Sea with their kickin’ Celtic rock. Meet You There, was their last album of entirely new material, and was also considered their best, helping the band receive two awards at the BBC Folk Awards (including Best Group.) Oysterband’s performance at the Armstrong Inn starts at 8 p.m. Call 250-546-3056 for ticket information.

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arbara Kingsolver ate locally. Judith Levine avoided shopping. And Elizabeth Gilbert found herself by eating, praying, and loving her way around the world. Three very different memoirs with a similar premise: doing something specific for a year. Thanks to these popular books, this sub-genre is booming. Here is a sampling of titles in which the writers spent 365 days focused on a specific activity Maureen Curry with entertaining results. Reading the OED by Ammon Shea. Reading the dictionary sounds painfully dull to most people, and reading a book about reading the dictionary has a similar appeal (or lack thereof). But Shea’s account of his yearlong quest to peruse the Oxford English Dictionary in its entirety is a pleasant surprise. Like a dictionary, the book is divided into 26 sections, one for each letter, and contains some of the most useful, pleasing, or bizarre words Shea discovered. A Devil to Play by Jasper Rees. After giving up playing the French


horn in his late teens, Rees, pushing 40, decides to try to recapture and improve upon his childhood musical experiences, with the goal of performing a Mozart concerto for an audience in a year’s time. Musicians will identify with the challenges of preparing a difficult piece for performance, and general readers will enjoy Rees’ dry, self-deprecating wit. The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs. As he attempts to follow the Bible as literally as possible, Jacobs has produced a funny and poignant chronicle of his spiritual journey. While some rules are reasonably simple to follow, others, including Old Testament laws governing facial hair, avoiding clothing made of mixed fibres, and stoning adulterers, prove more challenging. Helping Me Help Myself by Beth Lisick. She’s a skeptic with little use for self-help platitudes, but Lisick signs up for workshops and seminars by “big-name” self-help gurus, including Stephen Covey and John Gray, takes a fitness cruise with Richard Simmons, and hopes Suze Orman can guide her into getting her financial house in order. While she occasionally gets exactly what she expected, she also finds a few surprises along the way.

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Arts Authors live by the book Continued from page B9 The Urban Hermit by Sam MacDonald. Recreational drinking and drug use took their toll on MacDonald, leaving him overweight, underemployed, living in squalor, and hounded by bill collectors. So, he concocts an “urban hermit” plan: save money by curtailing the partying and eating cheap foods, and use the sav-

ings to pay off his debt. In the process, MacDonald also stumbles upon his calling as a journalist and falls in love. Up for Renewal by Cathy Alter. Fed up with the realities of her life – an affair with an immature, superficial co-worker, a diet based around vending machine junk food, and a non-existent savings account – the author

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decides to spend a year following the advice in Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and O. While discovering that the perfect jeans for her body type do not transform her life, she realizes that things do change for the better – in spite of her social experiment. Parts of this column originally appeared in Library Journal.

Fundraising Event at Paddlewheel Park Hall For New OK Landing Museum Friday April 23rd. Cocktails at 5:30 Dinner at 6:30 Dance at 8 pm With the Mark Rose Swing Band Tickets $37.00 each at Ticket Seller 250-549-7469

Armatrading added to roster SALMON ARM — Three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading will be part of the lineup at the 18th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. With 20 albums to her credit, Armatrading’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people the world over. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and musicianship have led to widespread critical acclaim, honouring her effortlessly eclectic range of styles from blues and soul to a sophisticated pop-driven feel. Armatrading has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and subsequent upbringing in Birmingham, England, with a long list of credits.

In musical terms, she has achieved far more than most performers can even dream of, playing her strong acoustic guitar and melodic solos with some of the finest musicians around. One of Britain’s top female artists who has withstood the test of time, Armatrading is the whole package — an excellent songwriter, a powerful vocalist and certainly one of the best female guitar players in the world. This year’s festival takes place from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15. Also performing are K’NAAN, Martha Wainwright, Five Alarm Funk and a whole lot more. Early-bird weekend passes are available online at or by calling 250-833-4096.


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Dragon in 2-D still flies How to Train Your Dragon: ★★★★ out of 5


t’s not always easy spitting out a report card for a 3-D movie that you see in 2-D: I mean, what if the effects are the best thing about it?? Thankfully, that’s not the case with How to Train Your Dragon –– this is a zesty, truly original animated treat for young and old to really enjoy. DREAMWORKS ANIMATION (That said, if you Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) takes his dragon out get the chance to see on a voyage of adventure. the thing in 3-D, take hit the big screen. will sit well it. It looks It’s sweet, it’s funny with the like it’s worth and it makes excellent locals. the ride. use of its all-star lineThis is, Y’know, just up of voices. by far, the sayin’...) Having big time best prodAdapted Hollywood talent on uct to come from hand to give audible out of the Cressida DreamWorks life to characters isn’t Lowell’s rare, but using them animated book, How Jason Armstrong department to their full potenTo Train Your tial is. Here, the likes since a cerDragon is set of Jonah Hill, Craig tain green Ogre and on the mythical island Ferguson, America his talking donkey last of Berk, where battling dragons is the norm. The tale follows the adventures of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), an oddball teen who, despite his XXL-size heart, is loathed by his tribe for the usual Dear Dawn: I have been told reasons. that everyone needs to have 10% He screws up. A lot. down to buy a home now. This is a Hiccup’s dad, lot of money to save, and I wonder if there are Viking leader Stoick any other options for us? The Vast (Gerard Answer: You are still able to buy your own home Butler), pleas with with just a 5% down payment! The government of his boy to follow in Canada announced changes to financing on rental the family footsteps properties and for some self employed applicants and become a dragon that will require a higher down payment. The slayer. information on the changes can be confusing, but Instead, Hiccup we are happy to help you to decide on your best mortgage options. makes friends with For Expert Mortgage Advice, Contact … one, an awfully cute Dawn Stephanishin, AMP one too. Mortgage Broker And don’t, for one • OAC/E&OE second, think that 4705B - 29th Street, Vernon • 250-503-8788 such an occurrence “Proudly serving Vernon & Area”


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Ferrera, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Mintz-Plasse aren’t wasted. In short, what is there not to like about How To Train Your Dragon? Not a heck of a lot. No 3-D? In this case, no problem.

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Advocis hosting development day The Thompson Okanagan chapter of Advocis is hosting a Professional Development Day, Friday, April 23, at Trinity Church in Kelowna. The event will comprise a full day of information and updates, highlighted by keynote speaker, Rob Carrick of the Globe & Mail, a personal finance, business and economics writer for close to 20 years. Advocis is a national, voluntary, professional membership association of financial advisors and planners in Canada. Members are licensed to sell life and health insurance, mutual funds and other financial products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advocis is about professionalism and learning. Membership is open to all financial advisors no matter if they are employees of firms or self-employed,â&#x20AC;? said Sharon Noble, president of the Thompson Okanagan chapter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides appropriate ongoing education regardless of where they may be in their careers.â&#x20AC;? The Advocis Regulatory body works to promote ethics and regulation based on principles, not rules. Local advisors interested in attending the event should contact Cheryl Hatfield at To learn more about Advocis, visit

Training workshop Bridges the gap Small businesses and not-for-profits have a unique opportunity to receive employee training, free of charge. Bridges of Trust, a motivational and inspirational training program, is available to eligible companies with 100 per cent funding assistance provided by the Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program. Presented at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, in June, this program is designed specifically to help B.C.-based organizations focus on their employees, by helping them learn tangible techniques for increasing their effectiveness on their workplace teams, and in their lives. The program is based on Jim Reger and David Irvineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspirational book, Bridges of Trust: Making Accountability Authentic. This two-day workshop will be presented by the Reger Group and MacLeod Consulting. To allow staff and employers flexibility to attend the event, and benefit from the funding opportunities, the program will be offered in two sessions. Day one of the program can be booked for either Wednesday, June 2 or Thursday, June 3. Day two will go either June 16 or 17. During the two-day workshop, each participant will be shown proven, practical approaches to personal leadership. To register, call Ken MacLeod of MacLeod Consulting at (250) 306-5915 or e-mail Or call Pamela Miller at (250) 260-0253, or e-mail

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n the currency markets, they refer to a transaction as a pairs trade. You are selling one currency to buy another. Buy U.S., sell Canadian, or buy British Pounds, sell Canadian dollars. You are doing a buy and sell transaction. While a simple currency trade can make you money for the day, it's when you start holding for a longer period that you need to start adding in the reward or risk associated with interest rates, if you buy bonds, or market fluctuations, if you buy stocks, in the foreign country. Let's look at an example of how you could turn the recent currency volatility into a threetrigger opportunity. When we speak of triggers, I am referring to the parts of a rate of return calculation. If you ever watch the stock and economic news you will often hear or read about the performance of the index shares. Note that these indexes usually refer to price moves only, and do not include the dividends that are paid. It is possible to follow the total return indices, and most benchmarks for portfolio or pension use the total return version, dividends plus gains (or less losses), as their reference point.

It is possible to open trading and investment accounts with your broker that are denominated in U.S. dollars, British Pounds, Euros or Australian dollars. This allows you to take advantage of currency fluctuations as the third trigger for your total return. Here's an example â&#x20AC;&#x201C; You open a U.S. dollar account and do a pairs trade (see how quickly you can pick up the vernacular) and sell some Canadian dollars to buy some U.S. dolDave Ellis lars. Today, it's around par, about $1.00 for $1.00. Then you opt to invest in a big U.S.-traded security that pays dividends in U.S. dollars. Perhaps even one with a track record of dividend increases. Nothing fancy, perhaps a utility or pipeline that will see growth with the economic recovery. A $20 share and a 4.40 per cent dividend. Let's forecast our return three years out, if all three triggers work. We collect a dividend stream over 36 months, that's about $2.70. The share price moves up with earnings growth, so a little less than the dividend growth, say 2.50 per cent a year, that's another $1.50. So we now have $24.20 to convert back to


Canadian dollars, and the currency ends up back at $1.10 CDN per U.S. dollar, and we end up with $26.62. Over three years our three-trigger combo turns $20 into $26.62, or about 10 per cent annualized. Strip away the currency trigger and we are still running 6.50 per cent. Strip away the growth and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still at 4.40 per cent. The more triggers you have the better, but with the currency trade at par, and a dividend yield, this is a great way to start your strategy. I'm currently working on a five-trigger strategy: a pairs trade from CDN into U.S. dollars, collecting interest income, buying a bond at a discount, waiting for natural gas prices to rise, and speculating on a ratings change. Each one of these triggers can add to overall return. Each trigger can add in excess of 10 per cent over my threeyear holding horizon. The more triggers, the bigger the margin of safety, and it's rare occurrence to miss on all counts. How many triggers are you working with? David Ellis is an Investment Advisor and Vice President of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. member CIPF. This article is provided for information purposes only. Please consult with a professional advisor before implementing a strategy.

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a self-described community volunteer activist involved in various parent advisory councils. She had communicated with parents and others in the educational community through Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and emails, wrongly accusing several teachers of misconduct and alleging that the local school board had mishandled or covered up this activity. Specifically, she accused several teachers of being “bully educators,” guilty of sexual crimes with students and/or having their teaching certificates revoked. The BC Supreme Court awarded damages against her totalling $626,000. As well, the court awarded another $50,000 in punitive damages, to be shared among the plaintiffs, for her “shockingly vicious attack” on each plaintiff’s character – conduct which was “deserving of rebuke.”

When a person has been defamed, the most important thing they often want is for the record to be set straight by way of an apology or retraction of the libellous statements. An apology is, in fact, a factor that can help to reduce the Thomas D.A. amount of the damages if the case goes to court. But with cyberlibel, Fletcher Q.C. it’s hard to contain the defamation – an email gets copied to multiple In 1998, the BC Supreme Court decided one of the first Canadian cases involving a large award other people and forwarded on – and an apolof damages for cyberlibel (the judgment was ogy or retraction can have little effect when the upheld on appeal). David Baines, a business original libel just keeps on circulating. reporter and columnist for the Vancouver Sun with a professional interest in writing about stock markets, was smeared in a Vancouverbased electronic investment magazine. The publication also supplied its material to other news distributors such as Bloomberg, sometimes reaching a worldwide market. Baines was awarded $250,000 in damages against the publication’s owner. More recently, a group of nine teachers, a retired school board trustee and a parent whose children went to a public school on Vancouver Island sued a Comox/Courtenay woman,

Victims of defamation normally have to prove that they’ve suffered financial harm. But in BC, it’s assumed that a plaintiff who has been libelled has suffered loss, and they are entitled to compensation for their damaged reputation. So if you’re sued, unless you have a legitimate defence such as telling the truth, you are the one who has to prove that no damage was caused – and that can be a costly venture. The better thing is to think twice before pounding off any livid emails or posting negative views about someone online.

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really feel the word. Thrrrillll. It has a lovely vibration like a rapidly pumping heart, along with a bit of a fillibration like chattering teeth and goosepimpled skin. Which brings us to what happened earlier on this memorable day; a King Crab safari. I usually associate the word safari with African veldts and long-legged giraffes. Instead, we are encased in layers of winter gear, though this time the outfit is finished off with a dull red survival suit. After a zodiac ride across a fjord that leave my teeth ready

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Travel Celebrating culture in Turkey



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ties. Performances will be held at the Sutluce Congress and Cultural Center. Istanbul 2010 History & Culture A Story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul; June 18, 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An original music project that speaks to the cross-cultural interactions among Turkish civilization and other powers throughout history and its impact on Istanbul to this day. This musical journey will feature the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheng,â&#x20AC;? a Middle-Eastern harp which is famed in the O t t o m a n - Tu r k i s h music tradition. The event takes place at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Concert Hall. Istanbul Islands Museum; Opening July/ August 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This integrated cultural institution in the BĂźyĂźkada district seeks to highlight the various outlying islands of Turkey, showcasing artifacts, everyday life and history. Istanbul 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Music Avro Pärtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lamentâ&#x20AC;? for Istanbul; June 7, 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The famed Estonian classical composer, Arvo Pärt, has created a special composition for the city of Istanbul, titled Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lament, which will be performed at the Aya rini Museum on June 7, 2010. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has been working in a minimalist style that employs a self-made compositional technique called


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Angela Yablonski, owner of the Vernon Curves, and David MacBain of the Salvation Army Food Bank weight one of the boxes of food donations raised during Curves annual food drive. One thousand pounds of food was raised at the Vernon location.

B.C. Interior Strata Educational Seminar and Trade Show Vernon Prestige Hotel & Conference Centre April 17th: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm ** FREE ADMISSION ** Okanagan Strata Management is pleased to announce its annual Strata Education Seminar and Trade Show: North Okanagan Edition. This is the third event hosted by OSM and is geared towards owners living in strata corporations in the North Okanagan and surrounding areas.

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The seminars are specifically focused on the needs of strata corporations and to assist in the decision making process that plague Strata Council. Keynote speakers will present topical information on important issues throughout the day. The speakers include Matthew Fischer, from Fischer & Company, a lawyer who specializes in strata law as well as other local companies who work with strata corporations, Hunter Fire Protection, On Side Restoration, Stutters Disaster Kleenup, Capri Insurance, Care Systems Services, and Barry Slocombe, a Warranty Specialist from Warranty Inspections. We have also invited a variety of contractors and trades who offer their products and services to strata corporations. There will be a number of display tables where you can ask questions and obtain details of their services and products. Numerous door prizes donated by these contractors will be drawn at the end of the day!!

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PUBLIC NOTICE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE - RESCHEDULED Notice is hereby given that the Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 12th, 2010 has been cancelled and is rescheduled to be held on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The topic of the meeting will be the Township of Spallumcheen Financial Plan. Council meeting agendas and minutes are available on the Township’s website at Cindy Graves Deputy Corporate Of¿cer

Entry to this event is FREE, however there is limited seating. You must pre-register if you are interested in attending. Please contact Lai at for your free ticket!! We look forward to seeing you there. Head Office Suite 201-1475 Ellis Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2A3 Phone: (250) 868-3383 Fax: (250) 861-4586 Toll free phone: 1-877-862-6900

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Lise Heroux (second from left) checks out her new 6.5-carat garnet and white gold custom ring with Wade Barrett, of Little Shop of Gems, and Terry Price and Carla Briggs, Divas in Pink raffle organizers. The event was held during Vernon Winter Carnival.




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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in Canada. One in six men will be diagnosed. Yearly prostate exams are recommended for men after the age of 40.

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Dr. Entner and Dr. Spooner have created in Okanagan Natural Medicine a unique concept in healthcare… a clinic where doctors have blended cutting edge science and conventional medicine with complementary and traditional medicines, to produce safe and effective integrated medical care for each patient. People require individualized healthcare tailored to their speci¿c needs and desires. We do exactly that- we listen and take the time to get to know you and your body.

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Conventional medicine plays an important role in disease treatment. Surgeries and medications can help to save lives. However, these conventional treatments do not address the underlying factors that predispose people to the development of disease. Conventional medicine excels at disease control but not in the prevention or healing from chronic illnesses. Science is beginning to discover what 'healers' have known for centuries - that our mind and our body are inseparable and that healing and optimal health involve more than medical treatments alone. Understanding how diet, lifestyle, emotional health, genetics and a lifetime of experiences and exposures can affect the healing process is an important ¿rst step in helping the body to recover and heal. Our patients are seeking an improvement in their quality of life and to reclaim their vitality, not just mask their symptoms. In memory of our father’s ... George Presunka & Dave Campbell

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Trying to save $$ by cutting out your morning latte?

HST and real estate



t will take more than one of these articles to explain the details of the anticipated new Harmonized Sales Tax. This week I’ll give you the basic information I have received so far on this topic. Firstly, the HST will not apply to sales of used residential homes. In general, HST on real estate will be applied in the same situations as the GST is applicable currently. The HST is to take effect July 1, 2010. If you entered into a contract to buy a new home on or before Nov. 18, 2009 and you take ownership or possession after July 1, 2010 you will pay GST, not HST. If you enter into a contract to buy a new home after Nov. 15, 2009 and take over ownership prior to July 1, 2010 you will pay GST, not HST. If you enter into a purchase contract on a new home after Nov. 18, 2009 and take over ownership after July 1, 2010 you will pay the HST and you will probably be eligible for the New Housing Rebate (assuming it is your principle residence). Why is November 18, 2009 an important date? The answer is that was the day the government announced their HST proposal.

Under the current GST rules, the New Housing Rebate trailed off the zero at a purchase price of $450,000. In the new HST proposal that limit will be raised to $525,000. The total New Housing Rebate on a home bought at $525,000 is eligible for a rebate of $26,250. That is the maximum Jane Field rebate, and home purchases costing more than $525,000 will still only be able to get the rebate of $26,250. If you buy a home for less than $525,000 the rebate is less. For example, on a purchase price of $450,000 the rebate drops to $23,150. Of course, the gross amount of the tax, being based on the pur-


chase price, would also be less. The formula is as follows. Buyers of new homes will be eligible for a rebate of 71.43% of the provincial portion (7% of the HST’s 12%) of the HST paid on a new home up to a maximum rebate of $26,250. I can see most new home buyers will be well advised to go over the tax calculation with their accountants prior to solidifying their purchase contract. More information is available at www.fin. 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 503-3755. Previous articles published in the Morning Star appear on Jane’s website – www.

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Westside Landfill Closure INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE The Regional District of Central Okanagan is hosting a series of drop-in Information Open Houses to provide information about the Westside Landfill Closure and Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre Join us at one of our Westside Road meetings to view the displays, talk to staff and provide feedback. Plus enter your name in a draw for a backyard composter! Westside Road • Wednesday, April 14th - 4:00 to 8:00 pm Killiney Beach Community Hall, 514 Udell Road • Thursday, April 22nd - 4:00 to 8:00 pm Wilson Landing Fire Hall, 2396 Westside Road For more information, please visit our Westside Landfill Closure page at


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OPEN BURNING NOTICE All residents and landowners within the Township of Spallumcheen please be advised: • The open air burning of permitted burning materials by farmers, orchardists and household residents shall be allowed without a permit from October 1 each year to April 15 the following year, with extended burning until May 15 by permit only. • Every person who starts a fire shall place a competent person at all times in charge of the fire. • Every person who starts a fire shall ensure that the site of the fire is not less than five (5) meters from property lines, standing timber, brush or structures. • Permitted Burning Materials is defined as untreated wood, pruning’s, branches, tree trunks, stumps, or other vegetation that have been allowed to dry and that do not constitute: a) Compostable materials; or b) The wood, trees, stumps, shrubbery and woody debris that results from land being cleared or partially cleared of vegetation to help prepare the land for a different use. • Prohibited Materials is defined as tires, treated lumber, plastics, railway ties, drywall, manure, demolition waste, rubber, domestic waste, asphalt, paint, asphalt products, fuel and lubricant, recyclable paper and cardboard, industrial/commercial waste, and construction waste. • “Burning Barrels” used to dispose of household garbage are not permitted at any time. • Persons in violation of this bylaw may be subject to fines up to $2,000.00 • The burning of prohibited materials without a permit can result in a $200.00 fine for the first offence and a $500.00 fine for the second offence. • The Township of Spallumcheen Fire Department & Fire Prevention Bylaw is also subject to the Ministry of Environment Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations which can be accessed at All persons considering outdoor burning are requested to visit the web site at for Environment Canada’s venting index or forecast for our region. This index is based on a scale of 1-100 and it shows the following indicators: 55-100 being Good; 35-54 being Fair; 0-34 being Poor. Open burning should only be conducted when the index is above 55. Permits are available at the Township of Spallumcheen Municipal Office Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Statutory Holidays. Lynda Shykora Administrator








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PELLETS ON SALE Buy 1 Ton ........ Get $10 OFF..... NOW $16995/ton Buy 2 Tons ...... Get $15 OFF..... NOW $16495/ton Buy 3+ Tons .... Get $20 OFF..... NOW $15995/ton Pellet prices do not include GST. Must take all tons purchased on the same day.

Purchase 3 tons or more and your name goes in a DRAW for 1 FREE TON OF PELLETS - Drawn June 30, 2010 (One entry per purchase. Prize must be accepted as awarded. No cash value.)


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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Regardless of what problems you have going on in your life at this point in time, developments today are likely to turn out pretty good for you, even when your back is up against the wall.

CAPRICORN DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Don’t waste your time spinning your wheels on endeavors that don’t excite you. Your remarkable resourcefulness should tackle ventures that can bring much enjoyment into your life.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Those who didn’t seem to have much time for you yesterday could fawn all over you today. Even if they’re doing so for a selfish reason, go along with it. You’re the one who’ll come out the winner.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) This is one of those days where you can take even a losing proposition and engineer it into being something personally profitable. What you develop is likely to be quite impressive.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Today is the day to elevate your sights and expectations and go after something big. Lady Luck is your ally, and if you’re bold and positive, she’ll assist you in ways you’d never expect.

PISCES (FEB. 20-MARCH 20) Although you might be tempted to do otherwise, it’s best you manage any important situation yourself. You can turn even a losing proposition into a huge winner today.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Numerous opportunities surround you today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be there tomorrow. Rapid response might be required in order to capitalize on your good breaks.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY The year ahead will hold far more wonderful opportunities for you than usual. However, they’re only as good as what you make of them, so even if something looks far-fetched, don’t hesitate to take it on if you think you can make it a winner.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) If you’re feeling inspired at this time, don’t hesitate to follow your inclinations. You have an excellent chance of having something good come of it, if you’ve got the courage to act on it. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You may think this is not a good day to negotiate an important matter, yet if opportunity is knocking, you need to answer the door and participate in it now while you have the chance. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23) Your moments of brilliance are likely to be brief with some intermittent relapses, so stick to working on projects that require quick bursts of energy rather than engage in any long, concerted effort.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder Over the last two days we have been looking at the rare suit-preference opening lead. On almost all deals, though, when leading, just follow BoSToN: Bottom of Something, Top of Nothing. If you lead a low card, you promise at least one honor in that suit. When leading from a suit without an honor, lead an unnecessarily high card. And note that this applies not just at trick one, but also whenever the defense opens a suit not yet led by either side. There is one exception to this rule, which is highlighted by todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deal. What should West lead against four spades? Some Norths would open three clubs with that hand,

but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t textbook. Then, after East opens one heart, South should jump straight to four spades. He needs only the diamond ace in his partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand to be laydown for game. (Even the heart ace or club ace might be sufďŹ cient, permitting South to lead toward his diamond king, hoping the opener has the ace.) A slam is unlikely given Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass, and Southâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid might make responderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life a nightmare. When you lead partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suit and have not raised that suit, giving length information is more important than strength information. Here, West must lead the heart two. East will win with his nine and cash the heart

ace. Then, knowing South is out of hearts, East will shift to the diamond two, gaining the defense the ďŹ rst four tricks. If West leads the heart seven, East will assume his partner started with a doubleton and fatally try to cash a third trick in the suit. Finally, if West has raised hearts, he would lead the seven.


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Tracy Palmer Ft. Macleod, AB. Just the â&#x20AC;&#x153;kick in the @#$â&#x20AC;? I needed. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been interested in personal ďŹ nance and investing for almost 10 years before coming across Darren Weeks and his events. But it seems like all I ever did was buy books, read them, and then watch them collect dust on the shelf. Coming out to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Rich in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? event was just the kick in the (bleep) I needed to start taking action and applying what I was learning! In the last 14 months since I ďŹ rst saw Darren Weeks present, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown my business signiďŹ cantly, bought a couple of investment properties and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done two Joint Ventures. Thanks Darren and Fast Track! If it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for you, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably still just be buying books. Ken Beaton Ottawa, ON. My ROI is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;inďŹ niteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Even though he is a lot younger than I am, I look up to Darren as a mentor. I ďŹ rst attended his event back in 2003, and I have returned many times. We have developed a real estate portfolio of over 120 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;doorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; since then â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the biggest lesson I have learned from Darren Weeks is to give ďŹ rst, without any expectations. That was hard to believe at ďŹ rst, but now the more we give, the more we get back. My â&#x20AC;&#x153;R.O.I.â&#x20AC;? (Return on Investment) is inďŹ nite. Aaron Jones, Regina, SK â&#x20AC;Śjust what I needed to grow my context. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone from just having one little struggling computer store to opening multiple businesses and creating a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;globalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team who work for me 24/7. Darren and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Rich in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? event was just what I needed to grow my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;contextâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and allow me to think big and go big with my business! Nik and Paula Roughton, Vernon, B.C. ...put it to work immediately in our business. The information and knowledge we have gotten from Darren Weeks and Fast Track is completely tangible. We have taken what we have learned and been able to put it to work immediately in our business and real estate ventures. This is one of of the main reasons weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to acquire 9 properties so fast in our new real estate business. It all started by attending a â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Rich in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? event. Vera Stark, Kamloops, BC ...absolutely invaluable... Canadian focused. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve absolutely loved my association with Darren Weeks and Fast Track. Since I ďŹ rst came out to one of the live events, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used the information I learned to grow my business and purchase more real estate. The tips, ideas and strategies that Darren and his advisors give you are absolutely invaluable. And best of all, it is all Canadian focused. I really like that.

You May Have Seen This Ad Many Times Beforeâ&#x20AC;Ś BUT THESE PEOPLE CAME TO THE EVENT! I first came across Darren several years ago when I was a very high paid, but frustrated union employee. I was over 26 years â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;inâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the job, and it was pretty cushy, but I really hated having to punch a clock. As an employee, my pay was set â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and there was very little incentive to work hard. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it with my goal of getting ahead. Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event sparked that desire to get out of the rat race, and turned it into a flame!

Since going to that first event, I joined forces with a couple of other likeminded local people and we have taken a lot of action and created a serious real estate investing business. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very pleased to say that I quit my job, and now I am a full time real estate investor! My farewell from work was great â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when I got picked up to leave in a limo! I could see the look of envy on my co-workers faces. But there is no reason they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the same.

Robert Smith - Darwell, AB ...I quit my Job!

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Robert Kiyosaki with Darren Weeks Dear Financially Frustrated Friend: Are you tired of working your butt off and never getting ahead? Sick of sinking further into debt without any end in sight? Are you fed up with getting taxed to death while watching your tax dollars wasted? Do you see others getting wealthy through Real Estate, Business or Investing, and wonder how they do it? Had enough of those â&#x20AC;&#x153;late-nite TVâ&#x20AC;? Americans ramming their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Rich in Real Estate/Tax Leins/Stocks/ Internetâ&#x20AC;? JUNK down our throats (you know, all those tactics that â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite workâ&#x20AC;? here in Canada?). As the stock markets crash and the Big Banks get bailed out, do you wonder why you never seem to get ahead by â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re toldâ&#x20AC;? and investing in stocks, mutual funds, RRSPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and GICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s? If you answered â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? to any of the above, then you will definitely want to do whatever it takes to be at my upcoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Rich in BCâ&#x20AC;? event. But Why Should You Listen to Me? Good question â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you should only take advice from people who are successful, and hopefully more so than you are. (In fact, after you ask them about their â&#x20AC;&#x153;net worthâ&#x20AC;?, you might want to â&#x20AC;&#x153;fireâ&#x20AC;? your financial planner and/or banker) My name is Darren Weeks, and I am proud to say that many of my students across the country call me the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadian Rich Dadâ&#x20AC;?. Why? Because the monthly Passive Income (i.e. money I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to work for) from my many businesses, real estate holdings and investing ventures is more than what most Canadians work hard for all year long. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made money during good economies and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also made money during bad economies. (In fact, huge fortunes have been made during the worst of economic times). Now donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong... I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say this to brag. I am telling you this because I want you to know that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just talk a good talk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I actually do what I will teach you to do. But I Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Always Been So Successful... I am the first to admit it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I was a very poor student in high school and University (in fact it took me an extra year just to get through). And when I finally did graduate, my first job right out of the door was with the Alberta Government! I putzed around at a dead-end $30K a year job for far too long before I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand it any more and I quit to start my own company. During the 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s I built up a considerable Real Estate portfolio, and I kept going with different businesses and investment opportunities as well. In fact, by the time I read Robert Kiyosakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all time best selling book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rich Dad, Poor Dadâ&#x20AC;?, I was already doing very well financially. I was so impressed with Kiyosakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message, in 2001 I became a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rich Dad Facilitatorâ&#x20AC;? to help spread the Rich Dad message to Canadians. And now, after all of these years, I am very pleased to have been able to show tens of thousands of Canadians across the country how to take control of their own finances, and to live life on their own terms. I have spurred dozens and dozens of people to become multi-millionaires in 5 years or less. Now I do not take credit for their success â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they took the action and actually did something â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I am just happy that I was able to inspire them in some way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;...(Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) passion for helping others has been a great inspiration to me and I now truly understand about giving first with no expectations in return. Darren and his advisors/speakers have helped us in many other ways as well, too many to list.â&#x20AC;? Ken Beaton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa, ON.

Darren Weeks, Canadian â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multi-Millionaireâ&#x20AC;? (from Edmonton), is revealing the proven success strategies he learned personally from Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), and has perfected for our unique Canadian situation. Darren is offering an absolutely FREE event in Vernon on Thursday, April 15 to show how you too can become financially independent and be able to do whatever you 5 years or less (No matter what is happening in the economy). Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also giving away an Amazing FREE gift to every attendee who brings a guest. His NEW audio CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 7 Keys to Creating Wealth in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a $39.95 value â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Free of charge just for bringing a friend (your guest gets one too)!

Why Should You Come to My FREE â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Rich in BCâ&#x20AC;? Event? This is an event you will want to attend in order to learn...  How to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recession-Proofâ&#x20AC;? Yourself and your family.  How to Make BIG money in any economy. Up or down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter.  The difference between the advice given to the Rich and the Middle Class.  The fastest and most popular way to create millions of $$$.  How to buy Real Estate with â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? money down.  Why personal associations are critical to your financial freedom.  How the CASHFLOW quadrants explain the conspiracy to keep Canadians poor. ...and so much more. In fact, many people come to my events time and time again because each one is always different, they want to have the messages re-inforced, and they like being around other positive, action-oriented people. The Government and the Big BANKS are Conspiring to Keep YOU Poor. Big Brother and the Big Banks want to keep you under their thumbs. But with the knowledge that I am going to share with you (and that your accountant/ financial planner will not, or are not able to tell you) you will learn what you need to do to become truly financially free. It is my mission to expose how the Big Banks and Financial companies always make money off average Canadians with their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Management Expense Ratiosâ&#x20AC;? and fees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even when their investors are losing their shirts by following their lousy advice. The game is stacked against the average investor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and is completely in their favorâ&#x20AC;Ś unless you learn the strategies of the rich and â&#x20AC;&#x153;become the bankâ&#x20AC;?. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show you how at this FREE event. You Will Learn More in These 3 Hours Than Most Speakers will teach you in 3 days! I know that is a pretty steep claim, but it is absolutely TRUE. My teaching style is light-years ahead of the way you are used to learning in school. My sessions allow you to capture the information much faster and easier than at any seminar you have ever been to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;...I never thought that I could learn so much and gain so much during a free seminar. I would recommend this Fast Track event to anyone who wants to learn to be financially freeâ&#x20AC;?. Eva Ye, Vancouver BC (with over $10M in Real Estate investments). What Does Being Financially FREE Mean? It means you never have to:  Work for somebody else.  Limit your holidays to just 2 weeks a year.  Order the cheapest items on the menu at a nice restaurant.  Argue with your spouse about money.  Get taken advantage of with stupid financial advice from broke â&#x20AC;&#x153;professional advisorsâ&#x20AC;?.  Worry that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough money at the end of the month. So How Long Will It Take You to Become Financially Free? I firmly believe that EVERYONE can be wealthy within 5 years or sooner of attending this life changing FREE event. This is very possible. Thousands of people who have attended this very same event are well on their way to financial freedom. They not only learned the secrets of

the Rich, they realized that taking ACTION will ensure their personal financial freedom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like it will for you. And Why is This Event FREE? By now you are probably a little skeptical. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably been to other â&#x20AC;&#x153;freeâ&#x20AC;? events that promised you the world, gave you a little bit of information, and then did the old â&#x20AC;&#x153;bait-and â&#x20AC;&#x201C;switchâ&#x20AC;? on you. They probably tried to get you to buy some kind of super expensive Real Estate course (or other training). We do NOT do that at my events. We have some books and cashflow games available if you want them, and there is no pressure to purchase anything. Now putting on FREE events is very expensive, so to help defray the costs I have a very few, select corporate sponsors. You get a fantastic education, I get to meet you and spread the Rich Dad message, and the corporate sponsors get a few minutes to show you what they do. The best thing is... we all win! My goal with putting on these events is to start a relationship with you and get to know you a bit. Robert Kiyosaki taught me â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give first, and then you will get back.â&#x20AC;? It has worked very well for me. So leave your cheque book at home, bring a friend and just come out to the event with an open mind. Fair enough? How About if I Give You Even MORE? If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to give away the farm, I might as well go even one step further...just for bringing a guest to this Free event, I want to give you another FREE gift... My â&#x20AC;&#x153;7 Keys to Creating Wealth in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? Audio CD (a $39.95 value). On this CD I show you exactly what I would do to become Financially Free in less than 5 years,

starting from a homeless shelter with my family, in a new city, with no money, no friends, no job and being $35K in credit card debt! My events fill up fast. This one is only a few days away, so take a moment now to pre-register while it is on your mind. See you at the top! Darren Weeks.

You must register immediately to attend my upcoming FREE â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Get Rich in BCâ&#x20AC;? event. VERNON Thursday, April 15 12-3 pm & 7-10 pm Prestige Hotel & Conference Centre, 4411 32nd Street Vernon, B.C. Here are 2 ways to do it: 1. Register online at: 2. or Call 1-877-RICH CDN (1-877-742-4236) with our 24hr. live operator.

CONGRATULATIONS! You are on your way out of the Rat Race and onto the Canadian Fast Track to Success!

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How to Get Rich in BC! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rich Rich Dad, Poor Dadâ&#x20AC;? Author

Robert Kiyosaki* Kiyossaki aki*

Canadian â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multi-Millionaireâ&#x20AC;?

Darren D Weeks

VERNON Thursday, April 15 Events at 12 noon or 7 pm Prestige Hotel & Conference Centre 4411 32nd St., Vernon, BC

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just some of what you will learn! * The fastest and best way to create millions of $$$ (in a good or bad economy). * How to buy Real Estate with â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? money down. * FREE w with Pre-registration (or $39.95 at the door) The difference between the advice given to the Rich and Register online at the Middle Class. or Call 1-877-RICH CDN (1-877-742-4236)

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Elizabeth (Lily) Reiser Elizabeth (Lily) Reiser passed away peacefully on April 7, 2010 at the age of ninety. She was predeceased by her husband Frank. She is lovingly remembered by her son Gary (Darlene) and daughter Audrey (Edward) Girard, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great grandson, family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Sandpiper Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Gertrude Elizabeth Downey was born on September 25th, 1915 in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2010 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 94 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Falkland Community Church on Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Father Anthony Ackerman of¿ciating. Interment will follow in the Falkland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187


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Nahirny, Anna It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Anna Nahirny, on April 06, 2010 in Armstrong, 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)

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Funeral Planning Seminar Thursday, April 29, 2:00 PM Pleasant Valley Tea Room 4303 Pleasant Valley Road

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Passed away in Vernon, B.C. on April 2, 2010 at the age of 85. Pre-deceased by her husband, in 1973. She leaves behind 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. By request there will be no formal service. Those who wish to donate may do so in Memory of Inge to the North Okanagan Hospice House.

“Mom” to Alana Yorke-Hardy of Vernon, BC, Peter Mason of Sundre, AB, and Betty Mason of Jensen Beach, Florida. “Grandma” to Lee-Ann Teichroeb, Chris Yorke-Hardy, Mike Yorke-Hardy and Matt Yorke-Hardy of Vernon, BC, Tanya Smith of Craigmyle, AB, Kelly Obermier of Airdrie, AB. “Great Grandma” to ten great grandchildren.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

In Memorium


April 21, 1923 –

In keeping with mom’s love of spring and the rejuvenation of life it represents, please join our family in a Celebration of Life Memorial to be held at Trinity United Church in the main hall on Sunday April 18th, 2010 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

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Olive Kathleen Mason

Our loving mother, Pat, passed away peacefully on Monday Feb. 8, 2010 at the Vernon Hospice House. Pat was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1997. She is survived by her daughters Sydney (Al) DuMont of Castlegar, Valerie LaFrance of North Vancouver and sons Randy (Michelle) and Lyall (Tracy) Megaw, both of Calgary. She had eight wonderful grandchildren whom she adored. Pat is also survived by her brother Peter (Mary Jane) Steele of Seattle, and her sister Barbara (Terry) MacGillvary of White Rock. She was predeceased by her brother Ken (Lina) Steele of Edmonton.

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Olive spent six restful years at Heritage Square in Vernon, BC where she received excellent care and companionship. Olive especially liked Thursday sing-songs at which “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” was her favorite song. The doctors and nurses at Vernon Jubilee Hospital were exceptional during her brief stay there. Olive passed away at the age of 89. We know she was peaceful as she was singing “Jesus Loves Me” several days before passing. A family memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Anne’s Church at the O’Keefe Ranch at Vernon, BC where the memorial service for her husband Al was held in 1990.

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KEENAN, Katherine Elizabeth (nee Brown) Mom (Kay) passed away March 1, 2010 at the Kinsmen Care Home in Tsawwassen with her loving family at her side. She was a wonderful Mom, Granny & Great Granny (G.G.) to the Ingersoll, Keenan and De Bruyn clans. Mom was born in Claire, Sask. on June 18, 1913 to a Mom will always homesteading family. She moved to Armstrong, BC. at be in our hearts. about 10 years where the Brown & Smith families were deeply involved in the community. She loved sports, playing basketball at school and later with a community team. She attended Normal School (Teachers’ College) in Victoria but never had her own classroom due to the Depression. She worked at various jobs and married her “Tommy” in 1938. She became a military wife, moving across Canada, raising 3 children with love and guidance. Tommy and Kay returned to the Okanagan to the Keenan family home in the Coldstream when he retired after 25 years in the Air Force. After 41 years together, Dad passed away in 1979. Mom kept up her membership in the Legion, joined the Coldstream Women’s Institute, took up golf and pottery, travelled and welcomed grandchildren & great-grandchildren, who were her delight. She was an avid gardener and loved her roses. We all still gathered for noisy family dinners, enjoying her great cooking especially the lemon tarts (yum!). We were wrapped in the warmth of the many sweaters, socks and afghans that she knitted. Mom had to give up her home at age 90 and went to live with daughter Pam in Delta and then at the Kinsmen Home. She received wonderful care there especially from Sharleen, her personal care-giver. We had a loving celebration of her life on March 5 at the coast, where most of the family resides. On June 18, her birthday, we will have an interment at the Vernon Cemetery and a tea at the Coldstream Women’s Institute. More info will follow. If you wish, donations may be made to the PIN Crisis Intervention Society, #103-3402 27th Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S1.

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Our Main Fundraiser is the MS Walk/Run/Ride in Polson Park on April 25 at 11am. We always have a Good Time! Register now online at, call our office 250-542-2241 or drop by at #105-3402 27th Ave, Vernon (People Place) and get a Pledge Form. We Need Your Support! VERNON BC SEARCH & RESCUE Searching for past Members to celebrate Vernon Search & Rescue 50th Anniversary. Please contact Stephanie at 250-503-6423 for more information.

VERNON’S RECREATION MADNESS SHOW & SALE 6 Days Only April 20-25. For more info go to

GAY/Lesbian dance, Sat, April 17 presented by Gala Kamloops. 250-376-3711 for details.

MATURE, reliable, year round house-sitter has openings April 1st to July 15th. Call Deb Jutra (250) 546-3201 or


Lost & Found

Childcare Available

IF you want to drink, that’’s your business. If you want to stop, that’’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933

Found: Fuji camera and case, on 25 Ave. To identify call 250-309-3957.

1 full time opening available, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc.ref’’s, 18+yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. Centrally located, childcare avail Mon-Fri, Between 7am5pm. 250-306-9403.

Personals Complete Wellness (12); Excl.Tantra; Prostate Health; Bodywork; Dena 503-3851.

Lost: Prescription sunglasses. If found please call 250-3093957.

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Community Corner is offering a meeting room for non-profit organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to to set up appointment.

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#1036 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spikeâ&#x20AC;? - Orange, white bib & paws, long hair, ďŹ&#x201A;uffy tail, n.male, tattoo. Ladner Rd., off Silver Star Rd. Missing since March/09. Reward. #1038 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? - Black, white patch on tummy, sht. hair, young male. Herry Rd., nr. Cools Pond. Reward. #1039 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Izzyâ&#x20AC;? - Calico (white with black & orange patches), white face/black nose, long hair, young sp. female, tattoo. Marshall Rd., off OK Landing Rd., nr. Airport.


#1037 - Brown tabby, white bib/ paws & tummy,, n.male. Approx. 11 yrs. old. Has Vernon tattoo. Original name was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiskersâ&#x20AC;?. Cannot trace owner. Found on 27th Crescent, E.Hill. Nov./09 #1041 - Black, white bib/ paws/nose/between eyes, grey undertones, long hair, young male. 25th Ave., nr. Morning Star Building. April 3/10.

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26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fully equipped, self contained concession trailer. Contracts in place. 250-549-1764. BECOME a Locksmith. 5 day hands on Kelowna training. Visit: or call Terry 604-773-5625. Complete 26400 sq.ft., Harnois greenhouse operation. Natural gas pipe rail heat, computerized, generator, grading machine, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cube van, numerous smaller items. Owners retiring. Established clientele in N.Okanagan. Currently in full production. Available after October 15, 2010 for relocation. 250-5463998 or 250-307-0350. PRESSURE Washing Business for sale, equipment & cube van. Call 250-260-8473

Dairy Distribution Business for sale. Dairy Distribution Business for products of national leading dairy supplier in the Vernon, Armstrong & Lumby area for sale. Sales and small business experience beneďŹ cial. Excellent revenue opportunity. Requires investment and good physical condition. Serious enquiries only please. Call for more info. 250260-8174.

ONLINE TRAINERS Wanted. 50 yr old Distribution Company. Flexible hours, work from home, real support.

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community

There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Ryan Sjoblom (Brewer - Brown)

We thought of you today, But that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too We think of you in silence And make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it everyday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the heartache of losing you That will never go away. Love you always, Mom, Rick, Brittany, Sandra, Tara, Joe and all the grandparents

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When replying to Box #â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s c/o The Morning Star, please do not e-mail your resumes. They must be either dropped off or mailed to: 4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon V1T 1P5

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Thank you to all the food angels who left food at our house; to those who sent ďŹ&#x201A;owers, cards, phoned or visited; to everyone who gave us hugs on Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way to Heaven; to â&#x20AC;&#x153;allâ&#x20AC;? the angels who worked at the orchard and did other things; to the doctors, nurses and staff in the intensive care unit and 3 West, the ER-ICU acute care social worker, and everyone else who works or volunteers at Vernon Jubilee Hospital; and to our family doctor, Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chiropractor and the Oyama Community Club. We really appreciate everyone who helped put on the tea and thank you to everyone who came. The Claridge Family - Oyama The Oginski Family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kamloops



For Case Furniture Gallery in Vernon We are seeking a responsible, energetic individual to work in our Vernon warehouse. Individual MUST be physically ďŹ t. Primary duties include inventory handling, customer pickups and deliveries. Some lifting & valid drivers license are required. Experience in inventory control deďŹ nitely an asset. Applicants MUST be customer service driven. Compensation includes a beneďŹ ts package. Please fax your resume and wage expectations to 250-838-2140 or email it to by April 19/10. Only those called for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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PLANNER The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking a ďŹ ll the position of Planner. Reporting to the General Manager, Planning and Building, the Planner is responsible for reviewing and processing land use applications for both electoral areas and member municipalities, and presenting applications to the Board of Directors and/or Municipal Councils as required. This position offers an annual salary range of $63,318.60 - $73,299.24, as well as a comprehensive beneďŹ ts package. A list of qualiďŹ cations, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at Applications, quoting Competition No. 10-08 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010 to: Human Resources OfďŹ cer Regional District of North Okanagan 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Fax: (250) 550-3723 e-mail: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.

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Sales... Are you looking for a new career with an unlimited opportunity for advancement? Would you like to be recognized as a professional salesperson in one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading automobile dealerships? If so, our salespeople earn an excellent income and enjoy the beneďŹ ts of working with a successful and progressive dealership.

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:

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently a professional in automobile sales or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serious about a career change and are looking for the training and guidance that are essential for long term success - weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to talk to you. Contact: Brian Westwell, General Sales Manager 4607 27th St., Vernon, BC V1T 4Y8 â&#x20AC;˘ 250-545-2261

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Asparagus pickers needed, exp. an asset, dependability a must. 250-546-6600.

who is looking to build a career in the industry. Clientele an asset but not necessary. If you are someone who is hardworking, current, fashion forward, then you would be a good ďŹ t in our very busy salon. Please bring resume to Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hairas The Salon. 3205 - 39th Avenue, Vernon. Full time position.

Instructor required for classroom teaching for the Legal Secretary Diploma program at Sprott-Shaw Community College in Vernon. If you want to share your knowledge with others please email or call Lori at

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SQM Group Inc., a leader in customer satisfaction surveys, is seeking Telephone Spanish Survey Representatives who are Ă&#x20AC;uent in Spanish and English to join our outbound call center to conduct customer telephone satisfaction surveys. The ideal candidates for the position will take pride in providing excellent customer service for Fortune 500 Companies throughout North America. No experience necessary, 3 to 5 years of general working experience. Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to follow SQM survey standards â&#x20AC;˘ Accurate documentation skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent listening skills â&#x20AC;˘ Effective interpersonal skills â&#x20AC;˘ Professional telephone manner â&#x20AC;˘ Clear and effective communication â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrate good judgment â&#x20AC;˘ Accept repetitiveness of job â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to sit for long periods of time QualiÂżcations: â&#x20AC;˘ Fluent in Spanish and English bilingual positions â&#x20AC;˘ Computer Knowledge â&#x20AC;˘ Competent keyboarding skills (at least 40 WPM with high accuracy) â&#x20AC;˘ Full time hours: able to work Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm We offer: â&#x20AC;˘ $12.00 hour/annual reviews â&#x20AC;˘ Paid training â&#x20AC;˘ Paid Statutory Holidays and Vacation This is not a telemarketing job. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Apply by Friday, April 16, 2010. No phone calls. Send Resumes to or stop by and Âżll out an application SQM Group Inc. 4611 23rd St. Vernon, B.C. Attn: Lisa Desmarais Email: Fax: 250-260-7821

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Requires part time Bar Manager, must have Serving It Right certiďŹ cate $14 /hr + tips to start. Responsibilities will include ordering all liquor, pop, cleanliness of bar, operations of bar, bar inventory, etc. Please fax resume 250-545-0388 ofďŹ ce@vernon


has an immediate opening for the following position: Early Childhood Educator with License to Practice 40hrs/wk - competitive wage with beneďŹ ts package For further information please visit our website at www. Please send or fax your resume and cover letter to: Kirstie Blanleil, Centre Director Fax: (250) 542-6559 Email:

The Bay in Vernon is currently recruiting for


Help Wanted IF YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF OR GROW IT YOURSELF, perhaps you should be selling it yourself at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VERNON FARMERS MARKET? Attractive income for dedicated artisans and growers! Also required, daily volunteers to help with on-site promotional activities plus musicians and entertainers for special event days! For more information call 549-1588 or

is accepting resumĂŠs for a part-time

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FULL TIME MATURE MOTIVATED PERSON with Sales & Fitness background an asset. Salary + Commision. Drop off resume to Theresa or Brian 2203 Hwy 6, Vernon is currently accepting resumes for part-time retail sales help. Golf knowledge and sales experience a deďŹ nite asset. Please drop resume off at 3911 32nd St, Vernon.


Students 18+yrs welcome!

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, Estate Administrator at 250-503-5300 today to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon, Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9A2 BAGRY Broâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orchards Ltd. needs workers, 4110-15 Ave, Vernon. $9.14/hr.Start date June 20-2010. 250-542-2136.

Friendly, customer-focused individuals who understand the importance and intricacies of always being ready to serve the customer. In a dynamic fast paced environment you are self-motivated, adaptable and decisive ensuring the best outcome for the customer and the business. Experience is an asset. Submit Resume To Box 17 Vernon Morning Star 4407 - 25 Avenue Vernon BC V1T 1P5

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Big Foot Manufacturing, Log Home Manufacturer in Tappen, BC currently seeking an Estimator for our International business. QualiďŹ cations include, creating bill of materials and estimating costs of log homes & materials. Complete documentation packages. Prior experience estimating log homes required. Auto cad and ADT experience would be a deďŹ nite asset. The pay commensurate with experience. We offer full beneďŹ ts package. Please indicate salary requirements and forward your resume and cover letter in conďŹ dence to: Attention Wayne Brown Big Foot Manufacturing Inc. 3380 Ford Road Tappen BC V0E 2X2 Email: Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. No Phone Calls Please. 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. Caregiver for elderly woman, 15-20hrs/week, plus holiday relief, must be ďŹ&#x201A;exible. Ref & criminal record check. Reply to box 14 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 COOK & COOKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ASSISTANT: needed for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer camp, see â&#x20AC;&#x153;staffâ&#x20AC;? for details. Closing date April 19th, 2010 Cook wanted for evening shifts at busy Armstrong Restaurant. Fax resume to 250-546-8039 FARM-WORKERS for pruning & picking, $9.14/hr upto 50hrs/wk, June 20 - Oct 15. Contact RS Dhaliwal. 15850 Old Mission Rd, Oyama BC. 250-548-3017. FT perm. cooks reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. East Indian Cuisine. $15/hr. Fax 250541-1088, 3007-30th ave, Vernon. The Curry Pot. Full time housecleaning position, Monday-Friday. 250-5580840. GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737 Little Seedlings Daycare has expanded, looking for an ECE or Assistant to join our team p/t in our 2.5-5 year program. For information call Jennifer (250)546-3600 Local production plant cleaner needed, afternoon shift 3-9pm, must be reliable, team player, work unsupervised. Reply to Box #15 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1M2

Looking for Electrical Residential Apprentices and Residential Journeyman only. Email resume to Looking for live in caretakers helper, senior w/electrical, plumbing, & painting exp. 250503-7315. P/T Pharmacist, excellent remuneration at Lumby I.D.A. Pharmacy. Please fax resume to: 250-547-9593

If you are a conďŹ dent, highly motivated, energetic individual seeking a career opportunity, then we invite you to join our dynamic team. We require a person with a minimum 3 years KITCHEN MANAGER experience as well as enthusiastic, conďŹ dent LINE COOKS. Please apply in person with resumĂŠ to 4215-32nd Street, Vernon Att: Wayne or Don

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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.

Position available with retail copy and print company. Must have recent Photo Shop and Corel Draw experience. Be available days, evenings, weekends. Fax resume to 250-545-1267.

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P/T to F/T help wanted in construction industry. Applicant must hold a valid drivers licence. Hard workers only please. Contact 250-260-3345 or

Needed: Graphic Designer in Vernon, understand the graphic and decaling business, ability to install decals, work unsupervised & run print equipment, good with people, integrity A must. Send resume w/cover letter & state expected wage to: Box #18 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5. Closing date April 16th at 5pm.

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.

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DEPUTY EMERGENCY PROGRAM & EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES (EP/ESS) COORDINATOR (Full-time) Exempt Reporting to the Fire Chief, Vernon Fire-Rescue Services, this position is responsible for all operational aspects of the ESS component of the Intermunicipal Emergency Program, including responses (Levels 1-3), administration, training, organization, volunteer recruitment and appreciation. The incumbent may be required to work weekends and irregular hours subject to operational requirements. Closing Date: April 16, 2010 Competition: 29-COV-10 ‘Subject to budgetary approval’

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (Part-time – Temporary) May to September, 2010 Competition #: 30-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants – April 12, 2010 External Applicants – April 19, 2010 Rate of Pay: $31.28 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 11 – Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Varies

RCMP - RELIEF (Part-time – Temporary) Immediately to December 31, 2010 Competition #: 31-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants – April 14, 2010 External Applicants – April 21, 2010 Rate of Pay: Switchboard Relief $21.22 per hour Watch Clerk Relief $23.46 per hour Front Counter Relief $25.70 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement.) Days/Hours: This position is guaranteed 10 hours per week. Work days and hours will be varied. Work may involve 12 hour shifts between the hours of 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 6:00 am – 2 days, 2 nights followed by 4 days off. The successful candidate will be paid the rate applicable to the position being relieved and shall be remunerated for time worked outside normal work hours in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

VERNON SAFETY PATROL (May 25th – August 21st, 2010) Competition #: Closing Date: Rate of Pay: Days/Hours:

25-COV-10 Noon, Thursday, April 22, 2010 $15 per hour Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 am – 8:00 pm. (Shift Work)

ANTI TAG TEAM (May 25th – August 21st, 2010) Competition #: 26-COV-10 Closing Date: Noon, Thursday, April 22, 2010 Rate of Pay: $15 per hour Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume, with a cover letter, quoting the appropriate competition number to: Human Resources, City of Vernon, using one of the following methods: By Email (Preferred): (in MS Word or PDF Format) or By Fax: (250) 550-3532 The City of Vernon wishes to thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please! Please see our website at for complete job descriptions and method of application.

Pacific Hospitality Inc. located at Vernon, BC. requires a Hotel Clerk Supervisor. Completion of Secondary School and 1yrs experience in a related field is required. Salary $15/hr for 40hrs work/week. Send resume by email to or fax to 604-599-4974. REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Licensed Automotive Technician and an Automotive Apprentice. Competitive wages and benefit package. Please send resume to: ATTN Service Manager, Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd, PO Box 1510, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, (250)395-2414 or email to

Classified Ads Work! 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, House Keeper & Front Desk Agent, must be reliable, honest & have computer skills, customer service exp. is also required. Please apply within. THE Longhorn Pub is seeking an experienced cook. Must be able to work in a fast paced, friendly atmosphere. Must have at least 2yrs Line Cook experience, competitive wage & benefit pkg. Apply in person to Eric, 4513 25th Ave. Vernon

WANTED IMMEDIATELY CDA, p/t or f/t. Please reply to Armstrong Dental Centre 2775 Wood Ave. Box 327, Armstrong BC. V0E 1B0 Ph:250-546-9811 Fax:250-546-9034 WANTED to hire Certified Irrigation Installer. Must be experienced. Wage negotiable. Benefits avail. Year round opportunity to work in a Team Environment. Must be versed in irrigation start-ups & blowouts. Must have experience in supervising crews. Apply in person with resume at LYONS LANDSCAPING LTD. 1271 Salish Road Kamloops, BC or via email at: WHITEWATER SLIDE and RV PARK SALMON ARM is now accepting resumes for the 2010 season. Positions available: Manager; Maintenance - full & part time; Kitchen; Lifeguard; Grounds and Slides. Send resumes to: Whitewater Slide & RV Park, Box 6176, Fort St.John, BC. V1J 4H7, fax 250-785-2247

Home Care/Support Prof. support worker for young man living in Winfield, requirements incl. DL & First Aide, must be outgoing & enthusiastic w/a good sense of humour. Permanent PT, shift work from Wed-Sun. Judy 250-766-0539

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REQ’D immed., Butcher halal process, 3-5yrs exp., FT, perm., $16.40/hr. Amir’s Market Kelowna. Resumes via fax, 250-491-4786 email:

Trades, Technical LEAD HAND Yard PersonnelKelowna Extensive exp with equipment. Ability to use basic tools, do minor tool repairs, operate equipment or perform mechanical work is a definite asset. Apply now at

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Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892 Reflex Massage & Reflexology Brain Axis & Golf Axis Erika: 250-938-1146

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Ken - 250-558-0102 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 HANDYMEN SERVICES Home, Mechanical, & Lawnmower repairs (Small engines) Reno’s, Window cleaning, pressure washing, ODD Jobs, dump runs. 250-550-9099 LAWN CARE & ROTOTILLING Mowing, thatch, pruning, gardening. Weekly, on call. Call Eric (250)306-3408 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 Will clean up your junk scrap iron, dead batteries, etc. Call us first, 250-546-2416, Russ.


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

Home Care CERTIFIED Care Aide (female) avail for short-term care. Before or after surgery, waiting for placement, respite, live-in. Call for detailed information. Maylene 250-540-9955.

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

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WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

14 years serving the community

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

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Nu-Look Homeworks

Inside - Out


CHRIS - 250-542-6277 CELL - 250-540-0025

References • All Work Guaranteed Totally Reliable & Friendly Service

ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter • Renovations • Remodelling • New Construction

Kevin 250-308-9592

Terrence John Interiors AFFORDABLE QUALITY

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


• Siding • Soffit

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

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

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

Additions, Suites and Interiors “The Affordable Professional”

Mark of Excellence

Interior & Exterior

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

Msg. 250-558-4525

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M

American Clay Wall

Cell: 250-308-1218

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

TOM: 308-8778

Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair

Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!

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

No Job Too Big Bi or Small

The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is scheduled to come into effect July 1, 2010. If you need renovations or other updates done to your home then call these trusted companies to


Lonestar Custom Carpentry

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

Free Estimates • Kevin Schuler

C: 250-306-4016 • H: 250-547-7979


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

You Belong



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

250-542-8368 (Home)

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

Residential & Commercial - Fully Insured & Licensed

Len 250-260-6666 * We specialize in insurance repair *

Journeyman Carpenter(1983) Jim Hiebert 250 306-9410 McLennan • Thompson


• Concrete Repairs • General Construction • Mold Removal & Remediation 25 Years Exp.

• Foundations • Retaining Walls • Driveways PAT


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

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

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


Insured * References * Guaranteed


549-0784 • 309-2570 Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home

Vernon: 250-558-0076

3 Windows 3 Doors 3 Ductless

3 Insulation 3 Combustion

Heating & Cooling 3 Ventilation

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


Toll Free: 877-567-2799

Since 1991

KITCHENS, BATHS & MORE! Phone Dave 250-558-7653







HANDS Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations




Quality Work Guaranteed

Journeyman Carpenter, Cabinet Maker



TIM 250-307-8772

Sun Valley Construction


• 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



Cleaning Services * Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Tannis Morrison (250) 558-8552

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

You Belong

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


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

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

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



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DARCYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *CertiďŹ ed






Mudjacking & Underpinning Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.


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

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

Rob Moore 250-546-9992 Tazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concrete RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Call Kevin 250-308-8268 â&#x20AC;˘ Foundations â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete Floors â&#x20AC;˘ Sidewalks â&#x20AC;˘ Retaining Wall â&#x20AC;˘ Engineered Wall â&#x20AC;˘ Driveway â&#x20AC;˘ Suspended Slabs

KNN CONTRACTING â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

PAINTING & RENOVATING Quality Since 1989 â&#x20AC;˘ Handyman Services â&#x20AC;˘ No Job Too Small SENIORS DISCOUNT

TOM: 308-8778

MASONRY Free tes a Estim

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


â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘






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




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

â&#x20AC;&#x153;FREE ESTIMATESâ&#x20AC;?

- new home - Brick, Cultured construction Stone,Glass Block - renovations - Over 20 years - repairs in Masonry - masonry BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business


â&#x20AC;&#x153;EXTERIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ONLYâ&#x20AC;?

Rainbow City Painters SPECIALIZING IN EXTERIOR FINISHES HARDI - BOARD - STUCCO - CEDAR - VINYL - DECKS & FENCES All work guaranteed â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates Serving Vernon since 1990 Ask us about our 5 year warranty Get my quote and compare 250-542-1347

WINDOW CLEANERS â&#x20AC;˘ Homes â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Construction Clean â&#x20AC;˘ Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA

Repaints our specialty! â&#x20AC;˘ Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Windows â&#x20AC;˘ Trim â&#x20AC;˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â&#x20AC;˘ or

Brighter Outlook



308-9783 549-5140

window cleaning



â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ TRAFFIC CONTROL â&#x20AC;˘


250.309.3452 INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE 250-545-8294

Wendy Hesketh CertiďŹ ed General Accountant



Joe Prebushewski Cell: (250) 550-6208 Fax: (250) 549-3899 â&#x20AC;˘ Email:

Trucking, Excavating & Materials

For Great Rates On...

Interior / Exterior Painting Drywall Repairs


Specializing in Small Businesses back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub and brush removal driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â&#x20AC;˘ Email: â&#x20AC;˘ Cell: 250-308-7373


VERNON â&#x20AC;&#x153;For All Your Masonry Needsâ&#x20AC;? Needsâ&#x20AC;?

Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson



Call Jack 250-308-2870



You Belong





â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Your Concrete Needsâ&#x20AC;?

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


Sales, service & installation

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water When You Need Itâ&#x20AC;?


250-542-2599 250-540-3484



CertiďŹ ed TCPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arrowboards Shadow Vehicles Reasonable Rates Emergency Callouts Available 24/7

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the FRONTLINE for your Safetyâ&#x20AC;?

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


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558 -7914 or 307-1975 THE MAN WITH THE VAN If its time to pack up and move we do both! • Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries • Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan


THE LAWNMOWER Strata MAN Residential, & Commercial BOOKING NOW:

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


(250) 550-0170

FireGuard Sprinkler Systems Ltd.

SK 2/#+7!,,3

Simon S Si mon mo n

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

Decorative i Rock Retaining Walls

Stone Paving & Landscaping

A.S. (Andi) Towns • Driveways Owner • Patios • Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 • Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539

8102 Highland Place, Vernon ( north end of Swan Lake)


• Installation of trees, shrubs, sod, topsoil, decorative rock and mulches • Spring Clean-Ups Free Estimates


(778) 475-0256


• Design • Installation • Maintenance

and get MORE business

250-547-2429 • 250-306-9896

DECORATIVE CONCRETE - Decorative Concrete Specialists - Acid Staining - Concrete Engraving - Repairs, Toppings & more!


“Making Green Space YOUR Space”





Retired guy looking to keep busy. Reasonable rates for weekly or one time work. Call Warren 250-545-2298 or 250-306-3395

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

ROOFING The Greenway Roofing Co.

You Belong

HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business

by placing

by placing

an ad in this directory

an ad in this directory

L a n d s ca p i n g

Ask for a quote (/4s#/,$s34%!-s'2!&&)4)2%-/6!, Ph: 250-308-7940


Scenic Valley



You WILL be noticed

Complete Landscape maintenance, hedge & shrub trimming, Spring clean-up, tree removal, New Landscapes.

Over 15 years Experience • Call for a Free Quote



Tel: (250) 308-4099

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





All aspects of roofing including roof repair


Journeyman Roofer

Owner Kerry Haak - Enderby, BC


250-803-1139 • 250-309-1587



Kelowna Winfield 250-212-3075

Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598

Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4


is still going ...going ...going as Vernon’s Finest originator of DISTINCTIVE landscapes since 1972 • 778-475-1217 • 250-503-8593



All Your Drywalling Needs


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

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

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

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


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




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

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


Okanagan Stone & Tile

in business

Specializing S i li i g iin B Bathroom th & Kit Kitchen Renos & Exterior Work. No Job too Big or Small. Free Estimates. Excellent Rates.


Erik 250-545-9345 •

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


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Antiques / Vintage

Farm Equipment

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

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

Adorable Shih-tzu Cross puppies, family raised, $450 (250)542-3077, 250-309-7603

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.

Wanted to buy: 3pt hitch fertilizer spreader & Heinzman Piano. 250-542-1984


Downsizing or Upsizing Upsizing??

Fencing CEDAR FENCE PANELS, 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong FENCE POST Installation, Excavating, Trenching, and Brush Cleaning. Great rates. No transport fee. Call Ly at 250-308-5403.

Lawn & Garden ALLIUM LAWN CARE Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups. Experienced & Insured. Call Wesley @ 250-307-4933 RILEY’S GARDEN Complete Yard Maintenance Service. Call Linda (250)545-0910

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

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.


SCREENED TOP SOIL 250-558-8822 or 250-542-9394 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 RYMAR SYNTHETIC GRASS, no watering, no mowing, pet friendly, for lawns, playgrounds & putting greens. Ask about our FREE INSTALLATION special. Free estimates 250-938-5228 in Vernon,

Misc Services

Equestrian “DIAMOND H TACK”: 14th ANNUAL CONSIGNENT GARAGE SALE! One Day Only! Sat. April 17 @ 9am Sharp. consign any of your Horse, Rider and Stable Products from March 22 to April 14/10. Pick up your consignment package at 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna. Phone 250-7625631

Feed & Hay 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, grass alfalfa mix $6.50/bale. Straw big squares $40/bale. 250-550-7394, 250546-6648 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Mcleery Ranch Hay Sales, grass & alfalfa grass, squares $7, 1st & 3rd cut haylage for cows, sheep & goats. (250)546-0420, 250-309-1470 PREMIUM quality horse hay, $7/bale. Enderby 250-8386669. Screen top soil. $24.00 a yard. 250-547-6600.

Livestock 20 Muskovy female ducks. Starting to lay. $15 each. (250)838-0039 50 STARTED PULLETS brown egg layers $7, ready to go now. (250)546-6608 BACK COUNTRY Horsemen meeting Tue. Apr 13th, 7pm Rocky Mtn Transport Bldg, 2906 41 Ave, Vernon. Featuring “Spring Trailer Inspection” by ROB REIMER. Everyone welcome. Ralph 250-764-4482 For Sale Simco western saddle - 15”, excellent shape - $375 obo General purpose english saddle - 15”, excellent shape. (great starter package with stirrups, leathers, pad, girth & bridle) - $350 obo 250.546.3606


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

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 OUTBACK STORAGE for secure access off quiet, no-thru BX. RV’s, sleds, watercraft, containers. $50/month 20 foot & under. Incentive rates for pay up front. Call 503-7735

Painting & Decorating CAN’T FIND a painter for those small jobs? I love small projects-25 years experience. Call 250-309-3178.

Rubbish Removal ✔✔✔ 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

Call 250-307-8998

Boarding Horse pastures, shelter, tack barn, close off-road access to R. Cl. 604-925-4214.

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

Adult male Border Collie & 4 puppies, Please call 250-2602627 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. BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 10. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Border Collie Australian Shep X pups, 1st shots, ready April 14. $250. 250-547-9206, 250938-9806. Cairn Terrier X Silkie Terrier pups, non-shed, healthy, happy, family raised, dewormed $350/ea. 250-547-2433. Chi hua hua, 1 male, $450, new litter March 20, orders accepted, (250)492-7775 Dacshund/chi hua hua cross, $550 male, $600 female, 8wks old, first shots, dewormed, (778)476-4762 For Sale Simco western saddle - 15”, excellent shape - $375 obo General purpose english saddle - 15”, excellent shape. (great starter package with stirrups, leathers, pad, girth & bridle) - $350 obo 250.546.3606 GOING TO be Big and Beautiful Brown and White Malamute Puppies. 12 weeks. All shots and health care cards with 1 year guarantee. Wormed. Home raised. Great temperaments and loving. View Parents and Grandma. $450. 250-547-9763 for details.

Joe’s K-9er BEHAVIOUR SPECIALISTS Obedience classes, all ages. 250-558-8332, 250-549-2318

REGISTERED German Shephard pups, females only, great temperment, adaptable to all lifestyles $1200. 250-768-7241 Tellington Ttouch Training for companion animals, offers positive solutions for fear, anxiety, aggression, etc. based problems. Individual sessions. Call 250-260-3109

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



Phone 542-7203


Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 A1 Apt. size stacker laundry centre, $400. Apt. size dryer 240v $100. warrantied, others, delivery avail. (250)549-6042 A1 washer $150. Dryer $100. Store $100. warrantied, others, delivery avail. 250-5496042 Apartment size deep freeze, $85. 250-838-7500 Matching set HD washer & dryer $250. 2 apt. size freezers $100 ea. All work good (firm) (250)542-8140 Newer washing machine $120, Older Dryer $30 (250)3067485 Washer & dryer, in good condition, $200. 250-260-7047

Auctions Ranch Equipment Estate Auction, Friday April 30th, 11 am in Little Fort. Tractors, balers, irrigation & lots more. For a complete list & pictures view or phone BCLivestock 250573-3939.

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.

Free Items FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303.

Fruit & Vegetables Firewood/Fuel

2 10’x10’ black low cut pile carpets, velvet textures, only used for 3 home shows, paid $880 new, asking $475. (250)545-0636 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875.


Garden Equipment 12hp lawntractor $500. Free pick up dead lawn/garden tractors. (250)260-5819

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.

18mo. old upright 3cyl 7.5hp 220 Extreme duty Compressor, replacement cost $3700, asking $2600 obo. (250)5491065

Heavy Duty Machinery

Farm Equipment

Medical Supplies

480 JD mower cond. $750 OBO, 4 reel hay rake/swath turner $300 OBO, Truck racks for small & Reg P/U, $150/$250. 250-308-0248 FERGUSON Tractor 3ph, year 1953 ? $1900. 250-546-7233 Ford 1200 tractor, loader, blade, mower, cultivator. $10,000. 250-546-6968. Kubota BX 1800 w/loader, mower, cultivator, snowblade, Craftsman tiller, Stihl trimmer, Craftsman Chainsaw, grape press, (250)545-5543

Mobility scooters, power chairs, lift chairs, walkers, new & used. Shoprider Dealer 250-542-3745

2006 Beachcomber 6-person hottub, loaded, lights, insulation pkg, like new. $9000 new, Asking $4800. 250-549-6005. Brand new Giant Sedona DX bicycle, small frame, 24 gears, $400 obo. 250-542-9169

Pet Obituaries

Pet Obituaries

Misc. for Sale

September 20, 1995 - April 4, 2010


We’ll all miss you. Special thanks to Dr. Mehl, Dr. Latwat & the staff at Vernon Veterinary Clinic

73 115 10 14

3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 Open Monday to Saturday








Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance and Cleanups Fully Licensed & Insured

Shop on line:

Your Pruning Centre

Mon - Sat. 8:30am - 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm


Shears, Loppers, Pole, Grape & Rose Pruners





- Regular & Screened Sizes -

Shavings & Sawdust 10 to 150 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES




10X8 weave (Medium Duty)


WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)


Feed & Hay

Horse & Sheep Pasture Mix $ 00 20 kg................................................................ Non-Irrigated Pasture Mix $ 00 20 kg............................................................. Seed Oats $ 00 20 kg................................................................ Lawn Seed $ 95 5 lb & Up ................................Starting at Other Seed Available You gotta love this place!



Corningware 5 casseroles, complete lids 4-7cups $40, trade George Forman Grill.

14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

Call Paul:


CALL Century 21 Executives



Reliable and committed

Feed & Hay


Contact Jack


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 Bedroom suite, two piece chesterfield, breakfast set, 6 chairs, desk, patio table, 4 chairs & lounge, tv, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery etc. all bough new, slightly used, exc/cond (250)549-2659 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Large 5pc sectional, grey/blue color w/hide-a-way & 2 lazy boy’s, $499. (250)545-8738 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

Beth Marks the Spot!

Excellent Condition

Apples 0.39¢/lb. All varieties. PLEASANT VALLEY FRUIT.

Appreciation sale, approx 2 cords for the price of one, all species included. 250-2607932. Delivery available.

Free, no obligation current market evaluation.



Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.






TACK: 5pm • HORSES: 7pm




250-546-9420 903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C.

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan •

3325 31ST AVE • VERNON • 545-9820 • 1-800-663-2887

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Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Beaumark fridge & stove, almond $175 obo. 3 portable camping tables $10ea. Single pane windows $50 obo. (250)548-0069, 250-550-4207 Bird cage- medium base tall with many toys perches, 25doz. canning jars- 1/2 pint to quarts, electric deep fryer, antique steamer trunk. For details (250)308-8982 after 5pm. Countertop 2 barrel ice cap machine, hot cappuccino machine, & microwave, perfect fry self contained countertop deep fryer. Call for details & prices, 250-306-9909 Dinette set 6 padded chairs (incl. 2 captains) $399. Decorative glass top stand, $75. (250)545-8738 Double hide-a-bed, good cond. $95. Electric organ w/bench $150. (250)838-2662 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FIR BARK MULCH, $15/YARD. Delivery available. (250)838-6630, 250-804-6720 For Sale 4-15” Motegi Racing Chrome Wheels and TiresC/W chrome nuts and locks.Fits 2000-2008 Dodge Caravans $500 firm. 250-503-1677. For Sale Simco western saddle - 15”, excellent shape - $375 obo General purpose english saddle - 15”, excellent shape. (great starter package with stirrups, leathers, pad, girth & bridle) - $350 obo 250.546.3606 GE wine chiller. Almost new. Danby freezer, small apartment size. Kenmore washer/dryer. Sony Trinitron 36” TV, Proscan TV 37”. All items in perfect working order. 250542-9715. Granite: Island piece 43” 3/4x61”, 3 counter top pieces 84”x29”, 3 black splash pieces 4”x84”, grey w/pink/black $4000 obo. (250)546-6138 HONDA propane buffer, 21” $800 obo. 250-558-1957.

SCRAP & BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERYGold/Silver coins top prices paid on the spot- Raven Traders, 2904 30th Ave. (250)549-4322 Wanted: Cash for: Copper/ Brass- Radiators, wire, plumbing, etc. Will also haul away unwanted metal 250-546-3556

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.





HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Large desk, arborite top, 70x30” 10 drawers, 1 door $50. Modern leather/wood chair $150. (250)838-2662 Large older hot tub needs work but in working order $200. (250)549-1042 MOVING! 2 love seats, 1940’s overstuffed chairs, 46” TV, 24” electric stove, table & chairs. Too many items to mention! 250-260-3949. MOVING STUFF? UTILITY & CARGO TRAILER RENTALS 250-558-7253 NEW RENO: 2006 Matching Frigidaire Range, Fridge, DW, white, incl. rg. hd & mic/wv. (1991) all for $800. Windows, wd, dbl paned, RO 30Wx45T $15. Vinyl, dbl glz, RO 72x48.5 1/2 sld $75. Sliding patio dr. 72x80, Argon Gas $250. (250)547-6370 POOL TABLE Sales & Service. New cloth, new rubber, moving & install. 17 yrs. exp. locally. Vernon 250-542-2054 Rolls of food grade stainless steel screen $500 obo. (250)309-4481 Set glass top coffee tables, all 3 for $100. Firm. 250-5428140 Single pedestal, drop leaf oak top table w/2 chairs, white $150. Small 12’ farm trailer, single axle $250 obo. (250)838-2662 *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. Truck load of apple & so-on firewood $90. Good basketball stand $75. 250-503-0781 WHIRLPOOL washer and dryer. Hotpoint self cleaning stove. Wall oven. Hood fan, All good condition. 250-838-0698. X-BOX 360, 6 games, 2 controllers, remote, headsets, $200. (250)938-1706

Misc. Wanted WANTED: Used white fridge & used gas F/P, in good cond. 250-308-8138.

Sporting Goods 24” Sport Tech Mtn. bike, 18spd $30. 26” CCM bike 18spd $30. 250-558-1560 Cleveland HighBore XLS Driver RH 10.5 Degree, used 8 rounds $75 obo. (250)5422304 Fischer ski boots, size 41, skiis, 188, poles 144cm $200 (250)546-2968 after 4:30pm Outdoor basketball portable system, adjustable height form 7.5’-10’ $125. 250-542-7084. 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

Tools Moving must sell, compressor, 220V, 6.25HP, 60gal, Chainsaw, Husky 345, various bench & hand tools. (250)558-3747 Dave.

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.


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Privacy on a no-through road 2300 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths High ceilings, open concept Hardwood/tile flooring, warm paint colours • Level entry revenue suite


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501 Bass Avenue 3301 9th Street • Prime quiet East Hill location • Home exudes finest in quality & luxury • 3230 sq. ft., 4 bdrm, 3 baths, great room • Hardwood flooring with custom staircase • Parking for RV with 30 amp service • Chef inspired kitchen, stainless appliances

$699,900 PHONE 250-549-4113 visit: ID#92646 for pics & info

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

$354,900 PHONE 250-517-8832 visit: ID#92640 for pics & info

• 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

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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.


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Exceptional custom built family home. Must see inside! On a quiet, level cul de sac on Middleton Mtn. Gleaming hardwood Àoors, open concept kitchen, games/media room, kingsize master bdrm, A/C, B/I Vac. Fully landscaped yard w/ auto irrigation. Close to park & Kal Lake. 250-309-1867 $

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2bdrm, 1.5bath, lots of upgrades; floors, countertops, window coverings, new decks, central air, wheelchair accessible, serious inquiries only. $350,000 Firm. Drive by 2310-40th ave. 250-545-6017.

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1bdrm condo, close to downtown, Vernon, storage, balcony, $125,000. 250-838-6904 2bdrm, 2bath, close to town, quiet seniors building, asking $232,000. 250-549-1436. 2bdrm condo Middleton Way area, quiet side complex, $169,500. (250)938-0014 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH condo. This bright and spacious unit has heated secure parking. Private balcony north facing. Upgrades include new appliances F/S, W/D, DW. Wall A/C. Fresh paint. Laminate and tile flooring. Best price in Vernon. Buy before May 1st and save thousands before it’s listed. Asking $140,000 FIRM. PH 250-832-3277 Urban Pointe Condominiums Centre Point Condominiums 3800 28 A Street. Pricing from $139,900. 250-307-5522.

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2107 45 Avenue • Steps to schools and all amenities • Fully fenced yard, wired garage • 3 BDRM, 2 bath, separate bsmt. entrance • Original hardwood floors, cozy F/P in FR • Get in NOW before interest rates rise

304B Bass Avenue • Great location • Awesome Price • Steps to all amenities • Roomy 1728 sq. ft. up & down, updated flooring • Upper level has 2 bdrm, 1 bath, lower 2 bdrm, lge. family rm • Suitable, fully fenced back yard

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13.9 tree’d acres. Mins from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000. 250-269-7492 5.5 acres flatland, fully serviced, pics at Arrow Lakes area. 250-269-7328 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 $800,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660. 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.

#31, 2675 Pine Avenue • Excellent neighbours - private area • Rural “feel” but minutes to all amenities • 2200 sq. ft. very bright & spacious home • Hardwood floors, 3 bdrm, 3 baths • Large laundry/storage & workshop areas



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


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1903 - 31A Street ■ Available Immediately 1 & 2 bdrm $ 595/mo to $795/mo + hydro ■ Adult 40+ ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital





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Townhouses 2bdrm, 2bath, 7appl, single garage, centrally located, walk to Kin beach, pet friendly, no age restriction, large yard. $327,000. 250-503-1488. 5YEAR OLD ONE LEVEL 2BDRM, 1BATH TOWNHOUSE VAULTED CEILING, WITH WALK IN CLOSET, F/S, W/D, D/W, OVERSIZED SINGLE GARAGE, 3508 24TH AVE #2 $259,000. (250)308-6999

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Columbia Apartments Available May 1st

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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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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:

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1&2 bdrm, Senior Bldg, NS/NP, avail Imm, Heat and hot water Inc, Clean and New. 250-558-9696 1bdrm fully furnished, cable & util. very quiet, $660/mo $315/week. (250)558-6837 1bdrm, quiet location, level private entry near Schubert Centre & bus route. Includes cable, TV & prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+ $620/mo. (250)309-3763 2BDRM, 1bath, F/S, A/C, NS, onsite laundry, close to amenities, R.R. small pet okay, $750-$850/mo. 250-6811848, 250-306-8252, 250-5458252 8am-8pm 2bdrm $700-$750. No dogs, no drugs. (250)260-1630

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542-5202 610. NP. 250-542-7723


1 & 2bdrm, secure building, reno’d, close to downtown, $800 & $850, 250-307-7117, 250-549-9465

Apt/Condo for Rent 2bdrm 1bath Silver Star condo, mid April to Dec.1, $700. incl/util. (250)308-0394 2bdrm condo, 1.5bath, f/s, w/d, no dogs, n/s, $775/mo. avail. April 15. 250-545-2367 2-bdrm condo in Armstrong, Avail May 1, $800/mo, (250)546-8177 2BDRM, Royal Anne opposite Schubert. Spacious. Elevator, heat, parking, incl. NS. 55+. $725/mo. 250-545-6810. 3bdrm, 2bath, apt. on 2nd floor w/sep.entry, very clean, recent reno’d, no W/D, NP, avail Imm, $900/mo. Hawthorne Lane, 202-3505 38th street, Vernon 250-575-6161. ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261 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/Arlington 250-275-8066 Call for rent incentives! Large 1bdrm, $740. 1bdrm +den $790. F/S, DW, AC, balcony, NP/NS, clean, centrally located, on-site managers, quiet building, (250)5455773, 250-550-0243 Condo for rent, May 1st or earlier, 2-bed/2-bath in quiet area near creek and golf course, includes FS/WD, strata fees incl, $1150/month + util, call 250-306-3672 ENDERBY 1 & 2bdrm apartment, N/S, N/P $600/mo & up, laundry avail. 250-308-9299 Executive, 2bdrm, 2bath, f/s, w/d, air,view, central,adult building, underground parking, storage, avail immed., $1195 util incl. 250-549-4822. Fully furn. condo (Silver Star) NS, NP, only avail. to rent to Oct. $700/mo. 250-832-4024 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 MOVING? NEED A TRAILER? 250-558-7253 NEW 1bdrm condo on OK Lake, hot tub, private beach, underground prkg, $1275/mo. incl: hydro/gas/cable/phone & internet. 250-308-0793 Newer building, downtown, 2-bdrm, security, age 40+, n/s, no parties Ref. 250-275-7497, 1-250-763-7436 Nice 2-bdrm, downtown Falkland, f/s, $650+util, call Roy at (250)868-7690 RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 Silver Star 2bdrm, 930 sq.ft, $800 util incl., May.1-Nov15. 250-545-9232. Spacious Condo, 2-bdrm, 2bath, util/incl, insuite laundry, $1100 no dogs,(250)558-0371 Studio condo at Silver Star, furnished, avail Imm, monthly or long-term lease, all util/incl. $725/mo 250-558-1870.

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2 bdrm 1 bath apart 3906 27 Av $745 + util incl FS Available now 1 bdrm 1 bath cozy bsmt suite $750 incl util. 6980 Pleasant Valley Rd Avail. now 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown townhouse $745+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl 2nd floor bachelor suite with sundeck $495+utilities Includes Fr St 1 bdrm 1 bath condo $700+util 3800 32nd ave Incl appl Fr St Wa Dr AC Avail. now 2 bdrm 1 bath level entry lower duplex $750+util 3408 21 Ave incl Fr St Avail. now CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

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

250-549-0198 2400sq’ Office/warehouse for lease. 690 McCurdy Rd. Kel. Av May 1. Rick, 250-770-0903 IDEAL RTL Storefront / small office/ Hair Salon, ample prkg, $700/mo +shared cam/util. 250-306-5125 Retail/com., Kal Lake Rd, Vernon. 1920 sq.ft., office warehouse, avail immed.,good parking. 250-542-6358. Retail commercial office space approx. 1544sqft in busy Spallumcheen Industrial park, avail. immed. rate neg. 250-549-0141 Shop for rent in Vernon 1250 sqft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900/mo util. 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 Waterfront cabin on lease land, Okanagan Lake, $45,000 obo. 250-308-0279.

Duplex / 4 Plex New 2 Bdrm. Unit For Rent

In an adult building. No smokers, no pets. References & one year lease required. $750/ mo., utilities included. Call Rose after 6:00 p.m.



2 Bedroom 1/2 Duplex. Close to Downtown. Fresh updates and a new bathroom. $1095/month + utilities

Ph: 778-475-1555 2bdrm F/S, 2 patios, quiet area (Landing) heat, light incl. ref + DD $975. 250-308-5878 3bdrm, 2bath, East Hill area, f/p, a/c, garage, NS/NP, shared W/D, avail May 1. $975/mo +util. 250-275-1659. 3bdrm duplex, W/D, F/S, $1050/mo. 250-550-4100 Len. 3bdrm, NS, pets allowed, $985/mo +util. Avail immed. 250-558-9047 3bdrm + rec. rm. 2bath, $1000 +util. DD. Good ref’s. NP, NS, Avail. immed. (250)549-2338 AVAIL June 1, duplex, Lumby, 3bdrm, 2baths, new kitchen, close to schools, parks, & shopping. $1100/mo +util. R.R. 250-550-6279. BRIGHT 3 bdrm 1.5 bath, 3 levels. Large yard. Pet friendly $1100 + utils. 250-938-4840

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Duplex / 4 Plex Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $800 (250)838-9657 New 3bdrm, beautiful kitchen, AC, W/D, F/P, util/incl. $1300/mo. 250-558-7814.

Housesitting RETIRED SENIOR looking for house sitting opportunities in the Vernon area. N/S N/P excellent references. Leave a message (701)347-8772 available 1 May.

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

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THE ROCK, Near new 3 Bd townhome, great location & view. 5 appliances, central air. $1,400/mo. plus water. Family welcome. Available May 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, OK Ave., 1 Bd bsmt suite, F/S, shared laundry, close to town on bus route. $650/mo. utilities incl. Available May 1. Sorry, NS, NP SILVER STAR, 1 Bd suite. Ideal for single person, F/S, D/W, W/D, valley view. $700/mo. utilities incl. Available May 1. Sorry, NS, NP

250-542-5580 COLDSTREAM FAMILY HOME. Walking distance to schools. Large fenced yard, In ground Pool, and Hot Tub. 3 bdms, 3 baths. Asking $1800. Available July 1st. Call 250-558-1896. 1/2 acre, 2bdrm, + addition trailer, w/large covered deck on horse ranch, may work off some rent, $1100/mo. 250546-8627.

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Lots CORNER lot in subdivision in Armstrong, asking $159,000. (250)546-8378 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

• 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 • 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, large upper suite w/util. $1300 • 1 bdrm bsmt suite, big living room. Incl util. $775

2-bdrm + den, centrally located, 6 new app. a/c, hardwood, granite, n/s, n/p, Ref. $1200, May1. (250)317-9458 2bdrm, downtown, W/D h/u, yard, garden, n/s, $850 +some util. Avail now (250)503-1926 2 bdrm home, country setting, very clean. Reduced $725/mo. Avail. immed. 250-379-2859 2bdrm, NS/NP, W/D, F/S, April 1. $1100/mo +util & DD. 250542-1791. 3BDRM, 2 bath, new, clean, Enderby, large attached garage. $1200. 250-548-0059. 3bdrm 3bath rancher on Kal Lake, avail. May 15, $1250/mo +util. 1yr lease req. NS, NP. 250-545-7375 Mon-Fri. 3BDRM house for rent & 3bdrm duplex for rent, new paint, NP. 250-545-9063. 3bdrm mainfloor of bright lower EastHill home, absolutely NS, $900 +util. 250-558-0933. 3-bdrm w/den, private yard, spacious, centrally located, n/s, n/p, n/d, (250)542-8990 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 4-bdrm house + Garage, $1400/mo + util, BX 6298 Reimer Rd, 2-bdrm duplex unit, no bsmt, $800/mo + util, 6259 Reimer Rd. Both avail May1. Phone after 6pm. (250)545-1780 4 units for rent, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Armstrong 2-4 bdr, executive home. View at or Call Sean @ 250-306-0959 5min walk to downtown Salmon Arm, Newly reno’d house on acreage, 3bdrm, N/P inside, N/S, $1200/mo. 250-938-4563 Armstrong 3bdrm, 2bath, family rm, fenced yard, newly reno’d, 6-appl. $1350/mo. 250260-2758 or 250-309-0876 Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park with lakeview, N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Immed, RR Kristen 250-3065604


*Houses *Twnhme * Furnished Accommod. * Vernon * Armstrong 2 bdrm 1.5 bath two storey townhouse $950+util 5300 25 Ave Incl Fr St Wa Dr Avail May 1 2 bdrm 1 bath Coldstream home $1000+util 9913 Kalamalka Lake Rd Incl F,S Available now 3 bdrm 2 bath Parker Cove home $1150+util #3 Lakeshore Rd Includes F,S,W,D,DW Avail now 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 $1150+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 $1450+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+utilities inc FSWD Available now CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119

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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

Pasture WANTED: Large pasture w/water. 250-546-8627.

Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.

Rooms for Rent FURNISHED $500/mo all 549-2815.

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RV Pads LOT at Swan Lake RV Resort. $550. Long term preferred. Lot will accommodate larger RV’s. 250-275-0661 for more info

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Homes for Rent EastHill, 3bdrm, large fenced yard, carport, F/S, NS, No dogs, $1275/mo incl.water, garbage, sewer, recycling. Avail May 1. 250-542-0775. East Hill, 4bdrm, 2 bath, garage, n/s, n/p. Avail April 30. $1600 pm.250-545-5056. 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 IMMACULATE 3bdrm, main floor, 6-appl. a/c, fenced back yard, sun deck, ns, $1295/mo. shared util. Alexis Park. Avail. May 1. (250)545-1229 Lavington, avail May 1.3bdrm, full basement, n/p. $1300 + util. D.D. Ref. 250-542-2106. Mission Hill, 2-bdrm house, w/inlaw suite, 5-appl, carport, f/p, exc/view, n/s, n/p, $1250/mo (250)838-9657 MOVING? NEED A TRAILER? 250-558-7253 NEAR SEATON School - 3 bdrm 1 up 2 down 2 bath N/S. Outside pet ok Avail May 1. $1250/mo ph. 250-545-1070 New home, 4bdrm on acreage, 5min from Falkland, $1400/mo. (250)379-2774 OVERLOOKING Kal Lake, 2bdrms, office, 2 full bathrooms, jaccuzi tub, large windows w/view, all appl. covered parking & deck, NS/NP, R.R. 1yr lease, D.D. + 1st month rent. $1500/mo +1/2 util. Avail May 1. 250-558-4867.

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 APARTMENT –on 43rd Avenue, on site coin laundry, close to shopping and bus routes.

RENT: $575.00 per month plus utilities


Senior Assisted Living

1 Bedroom Suite Available in the Victorian. Please inquire for a viewing Elly 250-545-0470 ABBEYFIELD HOUSE SUPPORTIVE LIVING, vacancy 10 seniors only, (250)542-3711, 250-308-2148 Room(s) avail. in priv. home, careaide services, meals, etc. For more info 250-503-2507

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1bdrm, rec rm, w/f/p, own bath, mini kitchen, shared laundry, all util incl, sat., tv, & wireless. $600 mo. N/s, n/p. 250-308-5516. 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. $425/mo. (250)558-3579 Roommate needed for 4bdrm house in Coldstream, newly reno’d, D/W, W/D, big yard, $750 incl/util. (250)307-7327 Two rooms, $300 & $350/mo. util/incl. cable/internet, NS, NP. avail. imm. (250)306-4383

Storage 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 HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090.

Suites, Lower 1bdrm, $650/mo. avail. May 1. NP, NS, sep/entry, all util. no laundry, (250)503-1350 1bdrm, ground level, priv.home in Bella Vista, suitable for ONLY 1 quiet person. Heat, hydro, ac, incl. Priv.ent, patio area, off street parking, W/D incl, nearly new appl. n/s, drugs or parties, $750/mo. 250-545-5597. 1bdrm, sep/entry, NS, NP, FS, WD, sat/TV, util/incl, $700 for 1 . 250-545-6090. 1 BDRM suite on acreage in sep bldg above heated garage. A/C, W/D, N/P, N/S $750/mo incl utilities 250-5463750 Available immediately. 1bdrm util. cable, internet, $800/mo. wet bar, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now 250-540-1700 2bdrm, East Hill, new reno’d, adult oriented, priv.entry, insuite W/D, NS, D/W, off street parking, 1 cat ok. $950/mo. util & Sat.TV incl. Avail Imm. 250542-4757. 2bdrm, heat, cable, hydro incl, Suits single/prof. couple, Ref., n/p, n/s, $850. 250-307-4343, 250-545-8583. 2-bdrm, imm, incl, 4appl, Hydro, heat, Ref & DD. kids are ok, $950/mo (250)542-7124 2bdrm, level entry, newly reno, laundry, $820 util/incl. April 15. 250-549-2478. 2-bdrm suite, brand new, Coldstream, n/s, n/p, $850, incl/util, (250)545-8352 250309-4657 2 BDRM Suite to Share1150sf, in suite laundry, furnished, dishwasher, glass enclosed balcony, great working/ student roommate, good location near college 18th Ave & 32nd St, includes elec, $525/mo. Ph 778-930-2204 BRIGHT 1 bdrm suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon, plus util 250-275-0665

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Suites, Lower 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. Avail now. 542-0085 Large 1bdrm centrally located self contained suite, incl. f/s, w/d, near Bean to Cup, ns, np, $725 incl/util. (250)542-7992 LEVEL ENTRY 1bdrm laundry, np, ns, suitable for 1 person, $600/mo. util/incl. 250-542-0844 Modern 1bdrm daylight, n/s, n/p, single prof preferred. $775 util incl.,250-558-0883. North BX Lg, classy 1 bdrm, new & bright, n/p. $800 incl Hydro & gas. 250-542-4364. Perfect for single person, 1bdrm daylight bsmn’t suite, $575/mo incl/util & laundry, Lavington area, 250-549-4540 ROOMY 2bdrm, daylight bsmn’’t suite,f/s W/D, D/W, util/incl, ns, $850/mo. 250542-0743 Superb fully furnished & equipped ski chalet, 2bdrm, 1bath, Sleeps 6, Avail Immed Oct31 $795/mo 250-661-9914.

Suites, Upper

Auto Accessories/Parts FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. GMC Sonoma fiberglass canopy, $200. Mazda B2200 fiberglass canopy, teal green, $200. (250)260-0394 Mercedes used parts. ‘91 VW convertible. BMW 633chi ‘79. Peter 250-542-0284. New truck parts, 1995 GMC 454, starter, front hub, alternator, bearings, fuel pump, misc parts. 1997 Chev, new 4 spd, std trans., 250-558-4184. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000kms, Warranty. 250-542-2685. S-10 Truck and Blazer, Parts for sale. (250)503-4523 Used Tires for sale, all brands & sizes. call for details. (250)540-1471 WRECKING GM FWD Cars, all parts on the shelf. Motors $300 & up. Doors $75 & up. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250546-9055.

Auto Financing Sun Valley Mall Ltd. 3334 - 30th Ave., Vernon Bachelor unit available April 1st. Fridge, stove, laundry. Reliable person to apply only.

250-275-6224 1200sqft, 2bdrm, sep.W/D, great location, huge master, 2 car garage, bright & clean, $1150/mo. 250-215-4564. 1bdrm suite, util/incl. close to town, $600/mo. 250-306-9443 Armstrong 2bdrm, nice neighbourhood, newer W/D incl. $850 +util. 250-938-4840 Detached 2 bdrm suite, natural gas fireplace, available immediately. $750/mo 250-9381040. Large 2-bdrm, adult oriented, n/s, n/p, quiet, heat incl, $820/mo, Avail Imm. Phone 250-503-2124

Townhouses 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.

Want to Rent CAN’T SELL? Ideal renters, mature couple looking for Vernon home w/large shop, long term, non smokers, no pets. Exc references. 250-542-2785. WANTED: LARGE grazing pasture in North Okanagan. Call 250-503-0614.

Aircraft ONE set of AMPHIB FLOATS (NEW), Bill-Mar (1850s) IBS light weight fiberglass composition, Pitt Meadows airport, $15,000 firm. 604-921-9411, 604-250-8144 (L.D collect)

Auto Services TIRE CHANGES FOR $10 PER TIRE. 250-546-6934

Cars - Domestic

1989 Ford tempo for parts, $500 obo. (250)549-2338 DODGE Transmission & transfer case, $500. (250)546-6934

Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal

1962 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN 4-dr. sedan. 350 Crate Goodwrench motor, new Rochester 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Indy mags. Body in exc. cond., runs well, interior needs work. Excellent car for restoration, $3,500. obo.


Auto Accessories/Parts



Trucks & Vans

2003 YZ250 dirtbike, exc.cond, tons of mods & extras $3300 obo 250-549-1703. 2005 BMW K1200 LT 17,000kms, central locking pkg. Incl. Anti-theft warning system, ground lighting; heated soft touch seating, back rest; heated grips; c/c; cd /am/fm radio; luggage railing w/brake light band for top case; high-electric operated windshield; adjustable chrome footrests, double sockets; reversing aid; hydraulic centre stand; ABS braking; $15,000 (250)542-5428 2006 HD Softtail Deuce, 14k, Screaming Eagles pipes, other extras, $14,000. 250-542-5804 2006 Yamaha Scooter BWS 50cc, black, like new, $1950 (250)275-1508, 250-540-1649 2007 E-bike, 6.4kms, brand new, c/w helmet & cover, $900 obo. 250-558-0898 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 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

2006 Fun Finder Extreme Lite Trailer, 13ft., fully equip’d., c/w shwr/bthrm., vanity, tv, dvd/cd microwave, furnace, awning. slps. 4, mini van towable +extras. $12800. 250-769-0989 2006 Monterey 26’ trailer, loaded, bunk,, 4300lbs., mint, ext. warr., $16,500. 764-4256 2007 PIONEER Spirit 24’ Bunkhouse travel trailer. Exceptionally well maintained, toilet and oven never used. All options! $20,000 obo 250-5458850 2008 31.5’ Class A Hurricane, 16,000kms, new cond, a must see. MUST SELL! $64,000. 250-838-0685. Hookup & go 1992 Chev 3/4ton w/1988 25’ Prowler 5th Wheel. Both in great shape. Will sell separate. Sacrifice 1st takes it all $5,000 (250)542-6399 MUST be seen to appreciate, 1982 24’ 5th wheel with air, exc. cond in/out, $5200. 250546-1969

1985 Toyota, 4 wheel drive, p/u, runs very good, fuel injected, 5 spd, $1,500. obo.250558-0056. 1986 Dodge Mini Cargo Van, 4cyl auto, excellent work or delivery an, only 181k, $1945. DLR #11139, (250)309-1855 1989 Chev Silverado, Z71, 4x4 w/canopy, exc. cond. $2500. (250)838-2245 1989 GMC 4WD, single cab, LB, $2500. 250-838-0316. 1989 International 5 ton, enclosed, diesel, 5 spd, ex running cond. 250-542-9715. 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, V8, box liner, ex. stereo, 225ks, $6000. 250-870-0880 1996 GMC 4x4, runs great, 230k, $3500. 1998 Olds Silhouette Van, navy w/tan leather, loaded, 190k, $2500. (250)545-3498 1996 Sonoma 4x4, $3200 obo. Call (250)546-6138 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 1997 Jimmy SLT, 4dr, exc/cond, many new parts, low kms, $3700obo (250)545-2958 1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXI minivan, fully loaded, new tires, very clean, 224kms, $4200 obo. (250)503-6088 2001 Chev Silverado, 2500hd, Durmax diesel, Allison trans. 4 wd,std, cab, longbox, c/w matching hirise canopy, new 10 ply tires, brakes, mechanic owned & maintained, beautiful condition! $14,500. 250-5503221. 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD, 4.7L, V8, cruise, tilt, air, 4dr, 98,000kms, $7700 obo. (250)545-7671, 250-938-6301 2004 GMC 2500 HD 4x4, ext. cab, long box, 6L, both gas & propane, well maint, 244K, $8950 obo. (250)542-2822 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE Duramax, diesel, 4x4, crew cab, short box, like new cond. $19,800. Days 250-503-1311, Eves 250-558-7882 2006 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4x4, S/B, quad cab, exc cond $23,500. 250-549-1703. 2007 Chevy Silverado, 4x4, 2500HD, 4dr, 117,000kms, full load,6’6”L box $21,500. 778475-0521. 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.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible, softop & hardtop, exc.cond. $14,500 Peter 250542-0284 1992 Honda Civic Si 5spd, very clean, new brakes, sunroof, 17”, winter tires, $3200 obo. (250)542-5354 1992 Silver Miata, exc. cond. new top with glass rear window, new battery & brakes, c/w security system, $5500. 250-540-3741 1997 Lexus ES300, 4dr Sedan, 286,000 highway kms, 2nd owner, professionally serviced since new and loaded. Heated leather seats, sunroof, 6 CD, power everything, never smoked in, new tires. In great shape. Have new one, must sell this one. $6800. obo.250542-5705 or 250-306-0274 cell. If no answer please leave message. 1997 Mazda Protege, 149k, fully serviced, new tires, no accidents, $4500 (250)545-0842 1999 VW Jetta 4dr auto, new winter tires, runs good, $4400. (250)308-0793 2001 VW Passat, 110,000kms, black leather, sunroof, fully loaded, $8500. 250-546-4099, 250-307-5866. 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 Accord SE sedan, fully loaded, 75,000kms $16,000 obo. 250-309-5672. 2007 Honda Accord Ex, 5spd, sunroof, loaded, 50,000kms $21,500. 250-542-9932. 2007 Mazda GS, 4dr, 48,000kms, incl.4 winters $14,500. 250-545-6179. MERCEDES 230SLK Ex. cond., sport convertible, 140K, only $13,000. 250-469-4056




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


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

1978 Suzuki GS550, 40,000km, good cond. runs great, good tires. $1000 obo. 250-260-3967. 1998 Harley Davidson FXDL, 34,000kms, mint cond, loaded, $11,500 250-308-2185 2001 HONDA XR400, street legal dirt bike. $4,000 (250)306-7485 2002 HD Softail std. luxury blue, lots $$$ in upgrades, exc.cond. $15,500. 250-5421881 H, 250-558-8928 C. 2003 100yr Ann. Harley softtail std. blk, lots of goodies, must see. $15,500 obo. 250-5421881 (H), 250-540-7244 (C). 2003 Honda Ruckus, 50cc, black, 8000km. Like new, $1400 obo. 778-475-1886.

1981 Dodge Camper Van, 47,000km on rebuilt engine, new flush toilet, new pump, new heater core, really clean reliable, asking $3900 obo. (250)547-9837 1984 Citation with air $3400 obo. John (250)542-7871 1989 24’ Prowler, Travel Trailer, rear bed, big bath/shower tub, a/c, awning, sleeps 8, new batteries, propane tanks, tires, no leaks, stored indoors, very, clean $5900obo(250)558-0618 1990 Ultrastar Class “A” 30’, gas & propane, solar panels, 6000 Generator, roofair, Invertor 1500, 60,000mls., 454 motor, alarm, clean & loaded. $12,500.obo. 250-763-8928 1995 16’ Bonair travel trailer, very good cond. $5000 obo. 250-546-2614. 1995 Class “A” 32’ Winnebago Adventurer, wide body, 454 GM motor, 62,000km., ex. cond. no-smoke, fridge, 4burner stove, queen bed, mirco oven, h/w heater, forced air furn., generator,+other opts., sleep 6, serious inquiries pls., asking $28,000.obo., 250-7684814 aft. 5pm. 1997 Alphils 8’8” Camper, queen bed, HW, skylight, good cond, $6500 (250)545-3584 2000 Dutchman Express 22’ motorhome, 77,200k, like new battery, tires, brakes, exc. cond. $25,400. 250-546-6667 2004 Commander 35’, work horse chassis, 24,000mls., 2 full slides, most opts., many extras, ex. cond. in/out, no p/s, asking $82,000. 250-707-3335 2005 GMC 3500 diesel, 2007 9’6 Okanagan camper. Will sell camper sep. 546-6625. 2005 GULFSTREAM Cresendo 36ft, CAT Diesel Pusher, Freightliner chassis, 31,600 miles, Diesel Gen, washer and dryer, air ducted, 2 slides. All the extras. No smoking. No GST or HST. $95000 OBO Pt Cruiser Tow car available. 250-546-4976 2005 Sportsmaster 237TS travel trailer, 26’ total length, front queen walk around bed, slide w/couch, sleeps 6, exc cond., fully loaded, Asking $16,900. 250-838-6242 250503-8901. 2006 Class A Motorhome, 37ft Commander, Allison trans, 3-slides, 5700kms, $98,500 (250)494-9683




1985 Olds Cutlass Supreme Ltd. small V8, auto, good cond. runs great, $1200. DLR #11139 (250)309-1855 1989 Honda Accord, 5 spd, new clutch, runs gd, low kms. $2000 obo. 250-863-1302. 1992 Chrysler Lebrn 4dr, 6cyl, 4 all seson, 4 new winter tires, FWD, $2000. 250-546-6577 1993 CHEVY Cavalier 3.1 V/6 auto, runs great, two sets of tires, 216 000k, air, tilt/cruise, P/L, P/W, well maintained; includes replacement brakes $2000obo (250)306-4978 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.

Antiques / Classics

Cars - Domestic 1998 Nissan Maxima, fully loaded, excellent condition. 183,000kms, $5880 obo. 250306-9600. 2000 Red Mustang Conv. V6, exc. cond. never winter driven, all options, new tires & brakes, $9995. (250)542-9772. 2002 Buick Century, auto, keyless, p/w, p/l, 159km, winters on rims, $5600 250-260-8617 2002 Intrepid SE, silver/gray, 4dr, power options, a/c, 150,000K, new tires. clean car. $4700. (250)938-5590 2002 Neon, 4dr, auto, air, cd, p/w, p/l, exc/cond, 121K, $4250 (250)545-4170 2002 Sunfire, 2dr, 117K, brand new winters on rims, $6800 OBO. (250)275-3294 2006 CHEVY Caprice, mind cond, 47,000kms., 5spd. sport, asking $6250. 250-469-4056 MERCEDES 320 Diesel Bluetec, 2008, 15,400k, $53,000. Peter, 250-542-0284

Sport Utility Vehicle 1976 Jeep CJ5, black, 4x4, $5500. 1-780-906-7966, 250558-8201. 1992 JEEP Cherokee Sport, 4x4, 5 speed standard transmission, CD player, new battery, new crankshaft censor, new throttle position censor, 4 door, BF Goodrich all-terrain tires on 5 star rims, high kms but runs strong, $2100 obo, 250-540-9304 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, full load, auto, 4x4, straight 6, tow pkg, low kms, very clean. $11,900. 250-2751212. 2002 Nissan Pathfinder Chilkoot edition. 140,000kms, exc.cond. $12,500 obo. 250550-4022. 2003 Nissan XTerra S.E 4wd, loaded, V6, auto, 85,000k, exc cond $14,500 250-492-8087

Trucks & Vans 192 Bronco, 302 5spd, 8000lb worn winch, $1175. Also guns for sale. 250-545-0110. 1977 F150 Short box, red, gas 4x4, $12,000. 1-780-9067966, 250-558-8201 1981 Chev R/C 4x4 V8 std. flat deck w/crane on back, runs great, alloy wheels, only $1995. DLR #11139 (250)3091855 1985 Mercedes diesel camperized Van, 5spd, high roof, exc.cond $14,500. Peter 250542-0284.

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12’ Harborcraft alum. boat & Trailer. $800. 250-545-1374. 2005 Bayliner 192 Cuddy Cabin, fish finder, 3.0L 4cyl Merc, $13,900. 250-938-0231.

14.5’ (older) Hourston Glascraft boat w/canopy & trailer, 50hp merc. exc. running cond. 2 tanks, will start on site, $700 obo. (250)542-2304 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. Evinrude 9.9 boat motor, well maintained, good running cond. $475obo (250)938-1706

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Vernon School District No. 22 (Vernon)

INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed Tenders that are clearly identified with the project name on the outside are requested by the Board of Trustee of School District No. 22 (Vernon) (the “Owner”) with respect to the following. NAME OF PROJECT: Site Preparation – Vernon Secondary School Replacement SCOPE OF PROJECT: The project consists of bulk excavation, haul and disposal of approximately 35,000 cubic metres of native clay material, and the import and placement of structural fill material (approx. 21,000 cubic metres) PROJECT NUMBER:



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Tender Documents and Plans are available from the Consultant or School District office starting afternoon of April 6, 2010 until Tender Closing Date. Contractors are advised of a mandatory site meeting scheduled for April 12, 2010. BONDING REQUIREMENTS: • Bid Bond – 10% of the Tender Price • Performance bond – 50% of Contract Price • Labour and Material Payment Bond – 50% of Contract Price CLOSING:

Sealed Tenders must be received no later than: DATE: Tuesday April 20, 2010 TIME: 2:00 PM (Local Time) (the “Tender Closing Date”)


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