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of them are locals, but the resort’s goal is to bring the world to the North Okanagan. It was an evening for superlatives as “We’re expecting a lot from Asia and packVernon’s foray on to the international stage age tours from Europe,” said Tim Spiegel, was unveiled to a select crowd. Sparkling Hill’s chief financial officer. Those attending a by-invitation-only The catalyst behind Sparkling Hill is reception were given a sneak preview Friday Hans-Peter Mayr, chief executive officer, of the $122 million Sparkling Hill Resort, who first walked the property many years adjacent to Predator Ridge. ago. “I’ve never seen “I’m still as excitanything like it,” said ed as I was in the Eric Foster, Vernonbeginning,” he said Monashee MLA as in between mingling he explored the hotel with dignitaries. and wellness centre. “It was a dream “It’s world class. and it’s better than we That’s the only way expected.” to describe it.” Sparkling Hill is Situated on a owned by Gernot rocky ledge, the Langes-Swarovski, resort looks out on to the patriarch of the Okanagan Lake and legendary Austrian the Commonage, family and its crystal while the Monashee empire. Mountains can be “He’s a true visionseen in the distance. ary. Without him, “With views like Vernon wouldn’t this, it’s like being have a new jewel for LISA VANDER VELDE PHOTO the Okanagan,” said on an airplane,” Eva and Gernot Langes-Swarovski enjoy the Mayr of Langessaid Mayor Wayne entertainment during Friday’s reception. Lippert. Swarovski, who was Construction at Friday’s reception began 22 months ago, with his family. but the concept of a luxury resort has been More than $10 million in Swarovski crysaround for about a decade. tal elements are incorporated into the design Tony Barnard, the former property of the resort. owner, is amazed at how the site has been They’re in the guest rooms, up in the transformed. ceiling and on the fireplaces,” said Holly J. “I knew it would have to be something Wood, Sparkling Hill’s publicist. special done here and this is the answer,” said Within the 240,000-square-foot the former Vernon deputy fire chief. European-inspired resort is a 35,000-square“It was our dream to see something here foot spa, including 48 treatment rooms, and this is the ultimate.” steam rooms, a fitness area and North Jim Radford, chief operating officer, has America’s first cold sauna, which dips down overseen construction and has been involved to a frigid minus 110 Celsius. in virtually every detail of design. But now “We really haven’t been on the internathat the resort is nearing completion, he’s tional stage before and this will put us there, almost at a loss for words. especially because of its focus on wellness,” “You can’t describe it to people. You have said Michelle Jefferson, Vernon’s tourism to see it,” he said. manager, on the resort’s potential impact on The resort opens to guests May 20, and it’s the economy. already fully booked for seven weeks. Many To reinforce her case, Jefferson waved her
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Members of the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club take to the stage during a reception at Sparkling Hill Resort Friday. hand at the guests attending the reception. “These are people from all over the world and that’s the market,” she said. “While here, they will explore Predator Ridge but they will also come into town. They will go to our restaurants and enjoy our farmers’ market. They’ll be skiing in the winter.” Construction kept 350 local tradespeople busy, and now positions throughout the resort are being filled. But Lippert insists the benefit will go far beyond that. “Vernon has no idea of what this will mean to the community,” he said. “It will bring people here and put Vernon
on the map.” Sparkling Hill will play host to the 2010 Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Summit Nov. 3 to 5. “We are very excited to hold our second annual tourism summit at this firstof-its-kind, world-class resort,” said Glenn Mandziuk, Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association chief executive officer, in a release. “We know that in the future Sparkling Hill will not only be a great attraction for regional and domestic visitors, it will also be of dramatic interest to international visitors from around the world.”
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GREATER VERNON WATER RESTRICTIONS How to Understand this Graph
Each coloured line in this graph (on the left) shows the total reservoir volume of our Aberdeen Plateau reservoirs for a one year period. Typically in April, the upland snow melts and ﬁlls the reservoir until the reservoirs ﬁll up and spill or until run off ends. For instance the reservoirs ﬁlled and spilled in 2000 and 2005. The reservoirs did not ﬁll in 2003 or 2009 and will not ﬁll in 2010.
Reservoir Volume (ML) Axis Title
The coloured areas are the recommended drought Stages taken from the 2007 Greater Vernon Water Drought Management Report. If the reservoir storage drops into a coloured area, consideration should be given to the drought Stage indicated. Other considerations are the amount of snow pack still available, and the current weather conditions, especially rainfall and temperature.
Stage 3 8000 8000.0
Previous Low – 5780 ML
The graph shows that we are at the lowest storage ever, and consideration should be given to Stage 3 water restrictions. As there is little run off left and conditions are dry, a Stage 3 water restriction was issued.
April 26,2010 – 4410 ML
The vertical axis is in Mega Liters [ML]. • I ML = 1 million liters = 1 thousand cubic meters = 0.81 acre feet • There are 2.5 ML of water in an Olympic sized swimming pool.
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Stage THREE Water Restrictions Regional District of North Okanagan - Greater Vernon Water (RDNO – GVW) announces immediate STAGE 3 WATERING RESTRICTIONS for all customers. STAGE 3: Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Recreational watering one (1) day per week on the following schedule: Addresses ending in:
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star A3
News Sports groups cry foul over HST ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
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Sports organizations like Vernon Minor Fastball are concerned about the possible impact of the harmonized sales tax once it takes effect July 1. decreasing numbers already,â€? said Greene. â€œThereâ€™s not as many children and more choices of sports for them to play. Hockey is relatively expensive because the cost of ice rental is so expensive.â€? Lumby Minor Hockey has used incentives such as reduced fees for first-time players, family discounts
or building the cost of a year-end banquet ticket or an association jacket into the registration fee. New association president Tracy Williamson thinks the HST could wipe out those initiatives. â€œWe could pull the perks out but maintain the same registration fee to balance things out,â€? said Williamson.
Hit-and-run suspected in womanâ€™s death RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
RCMP are investigating the death of a pedestrian in Coldstream. Emergency officials discovered a womanâ€™s body at Aberdeen Road and Highway 6, near the North Okanagan Regional District office, late Friday. â€œOfficers are investigating what appears to be a fatal hit-and-run,â€? said Sgt. David Evans, with the RCMP. Itâ€™s believed the incident may have occurred at about 9 p.m. The woman was reported to
â€œWe called out investigators and Search and Rescue.â€? â€” Dave Evans the police as missing when she did not arrive at work at 9:30 p.m. A search was immediately launched. â€œWe knew where the person was leaving
from and where she was going so we called out investigators and Search and Rescue,â€? said Evans. The woman â€” whose identity had not been released by press time â€” was found in a ditch. The investigation forced the closure of Aberdeen Road from Middleton Way to Highway 6 for part of Saturday, with traffic being rerouted along Sarsons Drive. Evans says a suspect vehicle was identified by officers and one male suspect was taken into custody. No charges had been laid by press time.
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association will have to be creative to keep costs down for families. â€œHow do we recoup those funds?â€? said Greene. â€œWe may have to go back to fundraising, selling chocolate bars, oranges, you name it.â€? There is concern the HST could lead to fewer kids playing hockey. â€œWeâ€™ve been worrying about
The upcoming harmonized sales tax is making some local youth sports organizations sweat. Organizations like minor hockey and fastball, and youth soccer, are either going to raise fees or are contemplating raising them to help cover costs associated with the new tax. Greater Vernon Minor Hockey has already decided to increase fees by $40 per player for 2010-11. â€œWe built it into the budget,â€? explained GVMHA president Jonathan Miller. Registration fees vary by age, but Miller said the younger age groups who paid $340 will now pay $380, while the older groups who paid $440 will see their registration jump to $480. The HST adds seven per cent to the cost of minor hockeyâ€™s biggest expenditure, ice rental, which also goes up another three per cent added by the regional district. â€œWeâ€™re looking at about a 10 per cent increase in ice rental,â€? said Miller, whose organization used to rely on government gaming grants to help pay for ice rental. Those grants are gone after the 2010-11 season. North Okanagan Minor Hockey, which encompasses Armstrong and Enderby players, also relied on those grants to help with expenditures. With the grants being eliminated and the HST coming in, president Bill Greene figures his
â€œBut, more than likely, weâ€™ll lose the perks.â€? All three minor hockey associations are looking at raising fees to offset the HST, as is North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association for 2011. The association paid $15,000 to rent the fields for the 2010 season, but can expect to pay an additional $1,800 in 2011 when the new HST is included. â€œIn fairness, there are other things involved as well,â€? said Marina Korberg with youth soccer. â€œWe havenâ€™t increased our fees in four years, and have tried to maintain the costs as they were because of the economy. Itâ€™s been tough this year to keep budgets in line but weâ€™ve done it through a lot of hard work and diligence. â€œBut, yes, if the cost of business is going up for us, the cost would be passed on to the users. Itâ€™s the only way we can recoup that.â€? The Vernon Minor Fastball Association will try not to raise its registration fees, which president Paulette Quibell said is the lowest out there among sporting organizations (fees range from $90 to $115, depending on level, for a three-month season, and registration fees cover the field rentals). â€œWhere the HST will affect our association is with buying equipment and with fields,â€? said Quibell. â€œWe wonâ€™t be able to buy as much in terms of bats, balls, catcherâ€™s equipment, helmets and facemasks.â€?
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Improved safety focus of city campaign RICHARD ROLKE
on bike paths instead of on the sidewalks where There’s a push to they should be.” make Vernon’s roads Recent parent surveys safer. at Ellison, Harwood and The city is planning Okanagan Landing eleto launch mentary schools an eduidentified safety cational as a concern. campaign “To address to address this, safety orisafety for entation sessions motorists, for children and cyclists and parents will be pedestria component of Jack Gilroy ans. the upcoming “A lot walking school of people bus program,” are riding bikes with- said Wendy Majewski, out wearing helmets transportation demand or there’s drivers going management co-ordinathrough stop signs,” said tor, in a written report Coun. Jack Gilroy. to council. “People are walking “Bike rodeos, to be Morning Star Staff
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A baby was turned over to the Ministry of Children and Family following a drug bust of two adults in Vernon Thursday. RCMP members executed a search warrant on a home on 27th Street in relation to trafficking of narcotics. “A 32-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were arrested in the home,” said Gord Molendyk, spokesman for the Vernon RCMP detachment. “A child under one year old was also in the house at the time of the search. The child was turned over to the Ministry of Children and Families for protection. The child will remain with the ministry for the time being.” The investigation was looking into streetlevel trafficking taking place within the Vernon area. During the search, a quantity of cocaine, and assorted drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking were seized. “This search is part of the ongoing priorities that our detachment is dealing with in relation to drugs and prolific offenders in our downtown core,” said Molendyk. The two adult suspects were slated to appear in Vernon
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A legal dispute isnâ€™t stopping long-term plans for Vernonâ€™s Kin Race Track. North Okanagan Regional District staff and consultants met with stakeholders Thursday to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the 43rd Avenue property. â€œWe wanted them to tell us what kind of facilities they need and what they want to see on the site,â€? said Al McNiven, parks and recreation general manager. NORD is currently in the midst of litigation with the Okanagan Equestrian Society over use of the track. NORD, which owns the property with the City of Vernon, has issued the society an eviction notice for later this year. McNiven doesnâ€™t believe redevelopment plans conflict with the legal proceedings. â€œWeâ€™ve been up front with the society that weâ€™re into this (planning) process,â€? he said. Among those at Thursdayâ€™s meeting were the Vernon Farmers Market, North Valley Gymnastics, ice users, Funtastic, fastball, youth soccer and the Rarearth Jazz and Blues Festival.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star A7
Gravel plan draws opposition RICHARD ROLKE
it across the valley,” he said. A proposed gravel But the largest conpit on the west side of cern involves possibly Okanagan Lake is get- 40 truck trips per day ting a rocky reception. to haul 249,000 metric North Westside resi- tonnes of gravel a year. dents have launched a Ian Kilpatrick, with campaign the North against We s t s i d e plans by the Communities We s t b a n k Association, F i r s t says Westside Nation and Road is too narCanadian row and windy Agg regates to handle that to mine a kind of traffic. Jim Edgson 5 0 - h e c t a re “The trucks property will break the on Westside road down and Road, south of the with the curves, knock Fintry delta. people off the road,” he “This is a rural said. area and we want to Kilpatrick believes keep it that way,” said alternate routes for the Allastair Fergusson, gravel trucks should be with the North Westside found along forestry Ratepayers Association. roads. “It’s highly unpopuJim Edgson, North lar and we’ve got hun- Westside electoral direcdreds of signatures on a tor, shares the concerns petition.” about Westside Road. Fergusson says the “It’s not capable of Crown land in ques- handling the traffic,” he tion is owl habitat and said. includes a creek, and “The road has to be there is a concern about fixed up if there’s going industrial noise. to be industrial activi“It’s right beside ties.” LaCasa (subdivision) Edgson also wants to and if they put a crush- focus on the environer up there, you’ll here ment.
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“As long as these things are addressed, I don’t have a problem with gravel pits,” he said. Proponents of the gravel operation insist the project is necessary. “The gravel would be an added benefit to development on reserve lands,” said Raf DeGuevara, manager of intergovernmental affairs for the Westbank First Nation. “We have an interest in sharing in the resources in our traditional territory. Westbank is finely getting to be a partner.” DeGuevara is aware of the residents’ concerns. “We have to meet all of the environmental tests the province has in place and as good stewards of the land, we’ll be doing that,” he said, adding that among the WFN’s basic goals are water and the environment. As for Westside Road, a traffic study is not required under Ministry of Transportation rules, according to DeGuevara. “But we will see if we
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Opinion Youth sports left in the lurch
Karen Hill – Publisher Glenn Mitchell – Managing Editor
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poiler alert! If you haven’t had a colonoscopy yet, don’t read any further. I don’t want you to miss all the fun. First of all, everyone’s happy to see you. The doctor was amazingly cheerful as he told me he’d never perforated anyone’s colon yet, but there was a one in 5,000 chance he would. “How many colonoscopies have you Jim Mullen done?” “About 4,999. Now if you could just sign this form that says I told you about the one-in-5,000 chance, we can give you something to relax, and I’ll go to work.” The guy sticking electrode clips to my chest couldn’t have been happier. The nurse who put a toasty-hot flannel blanket over me also seemed happy. All I could think about was, please finish this so I can run out of here and get something to eat. I’d been on special diets for a week. Don’t eat this; don’t eat that; two days before only liquids; one day before only clear liquids. Drink this awful stuff and take these pills the night before. When I got to the clinic, the form asked me if I had taken all the Miralax and the Dulcolax that had been prescribed. I checked “yes.” The next question was “What were the results?” I don’t know that it’s possible to put down the results on the 1-inch-long blank space that was left for me on the form. There wasn’t enough room to say “I got no
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sleep at all due to the fact that I had to run to the bathroom once an hour on the hour for 12 hours. Several times I got there with just seconds to spare. “I am seven pounds lighter than I was yesterday, and my stomach is queasy. I haven’t had any fruit or vegetables in five days and I may never eat chicken consomme again.” Compared to that last night, the colonoscopy was a picnic. It only took about 15 minutes, it was painless, and it turns out that I have the colon of a 16-year-old. “A big, fat, out-of-shape 16-year-old,” said the doctor as he handed me a summary of the procedure with color pictures of my colon included. “Do you want me to e-mail them to your friends and family?” “I’ll just post them on my Facebook page when I get home.” The one thing they forgot to mention about the procedure was that the doctor pumps air in your colon as they do the colonoscopy to open it up, and the air will cause discomfort until you let it out. “What does that mean, let it out?” “Don’t hold it in, let it out.” I’m lying in bed in some kind of recovery room with about 20 other people within whispering distance. “You mean....” “Yeah,” she tells me. Call me repressed, but there are certain things I cannot do in public -- dance, drink, floss, spit, talk on a cell phone -- up to and including letting it out. “Letting it out” was a spoiler I wasn’t quite ready to unleash on the public. Jim Mullen is the author of “It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life” and “Baby’s First Tattoo.” You can reach him at email@example.com
The provincial Liberals have taken great strides to improve the health of British Columbians. Resources have been directed towards getting people to quit smoking, action has been taken on junk food and there’s been a push to get everyone more active. But it’s one step forward and two steps back because of the harmonized sales tax. Virtually every sports organization directed towards youth is ringing alarm bells about the levy. It will mean higher costs for those groups renting ice in local arenas or fields for fastball and soccer. HST will also have to be paid on the purchase of equipment required for these sports. And as all of these groups are non-profit, the ability to absorb this increased financial burden is minimal. That means registration fees for minor hockey, soccer or fastball will have to climb. For some families, a higher fee for their child to pursue their favourite activity will hardly make a dent in the wallet, but for others, increased registration may make the difference between whether the child plays or not. Many North Okanagan residents have lost their jobs or have seen wages frozen, and every expense is scrutinized over and over again. If it comes down to putting food on the table or sports, you know what will win out, and that is unfortunate because recreational activities are a crucial part of growing up. Sports not only promote exercise and healthy living, but they foster self-worth and teamwork, traits young people will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The provincial government’s move towards the HST could potentially leave a lot of children sitting on the sidelines, and if that occurs, the Liberals might as well scrap their focus on healthy living altogether.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
Numbers are disturbing
ey, Vernon-Monashee electorate. How's your elected representative performing for you? A recent Morning Star (April 4, 2010), had the front page headline "MLA denies need for wage increase" and this highlighted quotation from him: "To say there are hundreds of thousands of people on minimum wage is misleading." Now, I looked online for statistics to support or negate Eric Foster's contentions and what I found was disturbing but hardly surprising. The current collection of politicians either cannot, or will not, provide the taxpayer with any straightforward, cohesive information as to the size or make-up of the labour force here in B.C. The B.C. Federation of Labour, however, REACHING THE LIMIT I continue to read about, and wonder about the outcome of two very important local issues; pesticide use (misuse?) and water use (abuse?). I recently read Jane Goodall's newest book Hope for Animals and Their World (published September 2009). This world-renowned scientist and conservationist has witnessed, worldwide, the devastating effects that humans have had, and are still having, on the entire planet. Our local problems seem so insignificant (at present) in comparison to what Dr. Goodall is working so adamantly to stop and hopefully reverse. The degradation of air, water, and soil continues on a massive scale worldwide. We can only hope that the residents and politicians (also residents) of our valley make wise decisions now or the future here could be as grim as the present already is in other parts of the world. Ultimately growth leads to more growth which leads to major problems. But is this not common sense? Surely we must already know that there is a limit to what our environment "can take." So why are we so reluctant to take bold actions such as limiting rather than encouraging development to reduce water consumption and severely resticting pesticide use? A quote from Dr. Goodall's book: "The pollution of our streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans is one of the more shocking results of the use of chemicals and other damaging agents in agriculture, industry, household products, golf courses
paints a very clear picture on its website. According to the BCFed, there are 115,000 workers in B.C. earning less than the minimum wage. There are a further 135,000 who earn less than $10 per hour. At 40 hours per week, 52 weeks of the year, that is a total (before tax) income of $20,800. and gardens, since much of this poison is washed into the water. Even many of the great aquifers are now polluted." We can live without pesticides, perhaps differently but quite healthily. We cannot live without adequate clean water. Good luck to us all. Clint Field CHILDREN FORGOTTEN Re: MLA Denies Need for Wage Increase. I wish I could say I was shocked to read that Eric Foster believes the minimum wage in B.C. is adequate. Unfortunetly, it is the same story the BC.C.Liberals have been telling for ages. While the salary of an MLA steadily increases (now the average is $101,000 per year), our minimum wage has not changed in eight years. Thank goodness, as Mr. Foster states, it's "young workers" earning that wage. I'm sure the future leaders of this community, province and country don't need to earn money for silly little things like post-secondary education. We have the lowest minimum wage in the entire country, which shouldn't be surprising given that we have one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada. Clearly we are a province highly skilled in ignoring the needs of our most vulnerable people. The B.C. Liberals are also making cuts to school funding and funding for what they call "family development" programs, which is the politically correct way of saying "child protec-
Statistics Canada says that a poverty line income for B.C. is $24,069 per year. That means there are 250,000 workers in British Columbia that are working for less than minimum wage (apparently a rudimentary grasp of mathematics is not a requirement to be an elected representative in this province.) Mark Levey tion" programs. All the "Beautiful B.C." ads I saw during the Olympics seem now to have been misleading. Does a beautiful province, with so much to offer the international tourist, leave our children behind? Jennifer Gordon HISTORY LESSON Once upon a time, there was a fair but dry valley. So, the farmers in this valley banded together to irrigate their fields and make the valley bloom. The called the work of their hands the Vernon Irrigation District (VID). And it came to pass that there were those who wished to develop the land and provide homes for those who found this now-blooming valley. But there was not water. Those who would develop said to the VID, "Let us tap into your water that the customers may drink." The VID said, "No, for the water is dark and torpid and your customers would be displeased." But the developers said, "Fear not, for they will be grateful to have water at all." So the VID relented for the greater good. And it came to pass that the VID had been correct for the people were peeved. But the developers had changed and could not be found. So the people got together and cleaned up the waters which were provided by the farmers' toil and sent the farmers the bill. For it is the law of the land that no good deed goes unpunished. L.J. Lewis
LOST RIGHTS I thought I heard everything but once again our government has shocked and disgusted me and my family. I'm speaking about Clifford Olson, the child murderer, and other prisoners they look after better than a lot of poor and street people, and even pay them $1,200 or more a month. They lost that right when they murdered and tortured our innocent children. That money could be better used in our health service and education and special needs children and adults. The thought of our hardearned taxpayers' money being used in this way — there's no words. Sally Sinclair
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Council backs facility bid RICHARD ROLKE
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The city will allocate through its parks and Branch. $9,000 from the casino recreation function. Foothills Park The City of Vernon reserve fund towards the “It will add to the Proceeds has no problem with a Plans are moving $27,000 project, while recreational amenities Michael sports facility serving ahead for a new park the North Okanagan in the area,” said Dean Yawney alcohol. in Vernon’s Foothills Regional District will be Strachan, a planning Council n e i g h b o u r - asked to provide $18,000 assistant with the city. will advise hood. Gary the Liquor Council Dale James Weatherill Kermode Control and has given the Cotter Q.C. Q.C. Licensing green light to Branch that construct an Kent Max Bill Dick it supports Burnham 1,800-squareRussmann the liquor foot park next l i ce n ce to Copper Dale Rintoul application Mountain Park. submitted It could PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE GROUP by the Vernon Soccer include a playground Association for the and adult fitness equipTel: 250-542-5353 Fax: 250-542-7273 mezzanine floor area of ment. Toll-free: 1-800-243-5353 the VantageOne Soccer “The neighbour4th Floor, 3201 30th Ave.,Vernon, BC V1T 2C6 Centre on Okanagan hood has been lobbying Landing Road. for this for some time,” www.nixonwenger.com “The RCMP had said Kim Flick, manager 558-1108 no objections to the of planning and build3003A 30th Ave ., Downtown Vernon application,” said Dale ing services. Rintoul, planner. The mezzanine has about 147 seats, and the Save up to $100/window plus beat the HST association is proposing to offer liquor sales Until June 30/2010, trade in your energy wasting windows and save up to $100 off the cost of Centra’s ecoSMART™ windows with CENTRA’s silver, gold and platinum savings. from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday, 4 PLATINUM SAVINGS: $100/window on 15+ windows p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday GOLD SAVINGS - $80/window on 9 to 14 windows and noon to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. SILVER SAVINGS - $60/window on 5 to 8 windows In its submission to the LCLB, the association states that it wants WHY CHOOSE CENTRA WINDOWS? to provide its members Superior product quality » Expert installation » Service excellence » Home energy efﬁciency specialists » Restoration & Siding specialists and facility users with OUR PRODUCTS: Vinyl windows-All styles » French doors, Patio doors, Entry door systems » Siding » Energy-efﬁcient upgrades an alternate beverage choice and to generate revenue to repay money EcoSmart Windows are borrowed to construct a registered trademark of Centra Windows Inc. the building. A final decision 105 - 3677 H’way 97, Kelowna, BC *Limited time offer, some restrictions apply. Its Power Smart to buy ENERGY on the association’s Ask for details or visit us online at STAR labeled windows. ENERGY Showroom Open: 9am–5pm Mon to Fri. 10am–1pm Sat. www.centrawindows.com/special/ STAR labeled windows are PST exempt! application rests with the provincial Liquor Call 250-765-4402 or toll free at 1-888-534-3333 | www.centrawindows.com Control and Licensing
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Emergency Preparedness Week May 2 to May 8, 2010 Personal Safety and Preparedness Are you prepared to leave your residence at a moments notice? Are you prepared to take care of yourself for a minimum of 72 hours? To help prepare for such an event, you can assemble a “Grab and Go Kit” that contains the essentials for you and your family. You will also want to establish a home evacuation and reunion plan. Have a family or workplace discussion about how YOU can play your part in being prepared when an emergency occurs. For more information go online to the provincial emergency preparedness website at www.pep.ca, or to the Emergency Management Branch website at www.vernon.ca/em/index.html A suggested “Grab & Go Kit” should contain: • Water (at least 2 litres per person per day in manageable containers) • Food -non-perishable (canned goods, energy bars, dried foods, etc.) • Manual can-opener • Battery or wind up ﬂashlight and radio (extra set of batteries) • Candles and matches or lighter (place candles in a sturdy container) • Personal medication for up to 72 hrs. • Basic ﬁrst aid kit • Personal items (glasses, contact products etc) • Change of clothing • Light weight emergency blankets • Whistle and map • Toiletries (toothbrush, toilet paper, soap, etc) • Pet food & medication (if applicable) • Extra keys for car and house • Cash in small bills and change for pay phones • Personal papers (photocopies of insurance papers, ID) • Walking shoes
North Okanagan Emergency Support Services (ESS) Request for New Members (Volunteers) North Okanagan ESS is a provincial emergency response program which provides 72 hour assistance to people who have been forced to leave their homes due to ﬁre, ﬂood or other emergencies. Volunteers will learn personal preparedness and disaster resiliency skills while helping others. Vacancies exist in all of our regional response teams: North Team ( Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Enderby) Central Team (Vernon, Coldstream, Electoral areas) East Team (Lumby)
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Taxes ready to climb ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Armstrong residents will see their tax bills rise. Council has unanimously supported the 2010 financial plan. As part of the document, residents will see a tax hike of 4.38 Chris Pieper per cent hike in city taxes, water, sewer, garbage and recycling, along with a new $20 recreation parcel tax. This means residents on average
will pay an extra $56.21 on their bills. “The percentage is a little high, but it meets the needs of our community,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. The recreation parcel tax will be used to help create a reserve fund of approximately $42,000. The money would be used for recreational infrastructure on items that require upgrades or replacement. “Every year we seem to have projects that we need capital for in recreation, and the parcel tax is the fairest way we felt to implement it,” said Pieper. Money collected from the new tax this year will go towards the completion of the new swimming pool at Memorial Park.
Plants proposed for parkade RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
be the ability of the wall to handle the weight of plants, and needing to access neighbouring roofs to maintain the garden and clean up leaves. The potential budget could range from
$150,000 to $250,000 to create the garden, and Lunde says it could be funded through private and corporate donations. Council has decided to investigate Lunde’s proposal further.
A concept for transforming a downtown Vernon building into a giant garden is taking root. Architect Wilf Lunde has asked the city to consider allowing vegetation to be planted on the east wall of the parkade, facing 32nd Street. Chances are we have that tool “The wall will become a beautiful Small tools & attraction,” he said, addset-up for rent ing that plants cut down Call or drop by. on greenhouse gases. We can help Roland Josh Lunde envisions planters on top of the Vernon Woodcraft & Tool Rentals parkade so vines can #101 4412 27th St, Vernon B.C. 250-275-1412 creep down the wall, while planters would be installed on the lower level of the wall. Drip lines and rain water collection would be the likely sources of irrigation. Mother’s Day Pampering Pack We’re not reinventage Packa ckk ggee Pri ing this. It’s been done P iccee for onee: $188 elsewhere,” said Lunde Get a package tog ether with your mom for $16 of a wall garden. 0 each. 250.549.3400 Book Early! Packag e Special Possible hurdles will Located at the Alpine Centre ends May 8th, 201 ntre 0.
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CITY OF ARMSTRONG
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All City of Armstrong residents and residents of Spallumcheen that are supplied with City water, including Silver Star, Stardel, Lansdowne, Highland Park Water District, and the Pleasant Valley and Round Prairie Speciﬁed Municipal Water Utility Areas are advised that Stage One water restrictions, as per Bylaw No. 1632, are in effect immediately until further notice: • • • •
Even numbered address may water only on even numbered days; Odd numbered address may water only on odd numbered days; Sprinkling only allowed between 7:00 – 11:00 am and 7:00 – 11:00 pm; In-ground automated watering systems allowed only between 1:00 – 5:00 am on your allotted odd/even day; Hand watering or vehicle washing, with a container or hose with shut-off nozzle, allowed any day at any time; To view Bylaw No. 1632, go to www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca.
These restrictions are necessary due to the dry weather. Water conservation is encouraged, particularly in regard to lawn watering. Residents are thanked for their cooperation and for conservation measures they have taken to date. Public Works Department
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star A15
The Corporation of the
City of Vernon
Play YOUR part!
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that City Council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons or persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below mentioned bylaws at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC: BYLAW #5243 (OCP00037 - BELLA VISTA WEST NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN) Location:
(see map at right)
To revise the Bella Vista West Neighbourhood Plan. Included in the revision is a change for Lot C, Plan 42323 (Morning Glory Property) from RAH — Hillside Residential Apartment Housing to RLD — Residential - Low Density.
The City of Vernon is updating its Liquid Waste Management Plan to help guide wastewater management and capital investment decisions for the next 20 years. To that end, the City is establishing a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) to oversee development of the plan, review the resulting recommendations, and ensure meaningful public participation during the three-stage process.
If you want to PLAY YOUR PART as an LAC member, please contact the project team before May 7th at vernonLWMP@urban-systems.com
BYLAW #5251 (ZON00156) Location:
4607 - 20 Street (see map at right)
OR SIMPLY LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Legal Description: Lots 2 and 3, Plan 3519, Sec 2, Tp 8, ODYD Applicant:
Gavin Parson Homes
R5 — Four-plex Housing Residential
Sign up for project updates by sending your email address to vernonLWMP@urban-systems.com Watch for information about the first public meeting in your local newspaper or on the City of Vernon website at www.vernon.ca/services/operations/liquid_waste.html
Proposed Zoning: TRST1 — Residential Single and Two Family Purpose:
To rezone the properties in order to allow for the subdivision of the two lots into three lots prior to construction of three single family dwellings.
Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from May 3 to May 10, 2010. Any correspondence relating to these applications can be delivered to the Corporate Ofﬁcer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence and petitions received between May 2, 2010 (the date of notiﬁcation) and 3:00 pm on Monday, May 10, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 pm on Monday, May 10, 2010 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.
COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM - REQUEST TO FILL POSITION The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to ﬁll one (1) community at large position on the Communities in Bloom Committee. The Committee’s purpose is to assist with creating the Community Proﬁle to be submitted as part of the Communities in Bloom competition, to liaise with volunteers involved in the Communities in Bloom projects, to assist in the organization of the Communities in Bloom Judges’ Tour and to raise community awareness of and encourage participation in the Communities in Bloom. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or visit our website at www.vernon.ca/committees.
Find out more about the LWMP Update by contacting Joanne at 250-766-1777, emailing the project team at vernonLWMP@urban-systems.com or visiting the City of Vernon website at www.vernon.ca/services/operations/liquid_waste.html
“Working together for sustainable wastewater solutions”
May 10 - 16, 2010
Tyson Head, Bike Tech Skyride Cycle
week to go!
Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, May 14, 2010.
City Calendar DATE Monday May 10, 2010 9:15 am Monday May 10, 2010 1:30 pm
MEETING Committee of the Whole of Council
VENUE Council Chambers
INFO. Patti Bridal, Corporate Ofﬁcer
Regular (Open) Meeting of Council
Patti Bridal, Corporate Ofﬁcer
3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. • 250-545-1361 • e-mail: email@example.com Agendas for Council Meetings are posted on the Internet at www.vernon.ca/council/agenda
register on-line: www.biketowork.ca
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Vernon businesses up for honours Morning Star Staff
North Okanagan, Trim The Greater Vernon ‘n Fit Exclusive Personal Chamber of Commerce Training Studio, V.I.P. is inviting the commu- Charter, VNet Consulting nity to help celebrate and www.vernondeals.ca. Small Business local entrepreneurship at the 26th annual Business of the Year (sponExcellence Awards, sored by Community Futures North Friday night at Okanagan): Best Western Adriatic Vernon Lodge. Granite & The formal Marble Works, gala event will Cotton’s feature live C h o co l a t e s , entertainment, Cr a cke d a live auction, Pot Coffee a balloon burst Emporium, and money tree Val Trevis East Hill draw. Cocktails Au to m o t ive are at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:15. The & Truck Repair, Great chamber is prolonging Canadian Oil Change, the early bird ticket price Gumtree Catering Co., ($65 per person) until HealthySpotPetNutrition Monday, with sales clos- and Supply, Livingwood Floors, Margherita Café, ing Wednesday. “We’re super excited Okanagan Traffic Control because this is our big Professional, Rapunzels signature event of the The Salon, Rarearth year,” said chamber gen- Jazz and Blues Fest, eral manager Val Trevis, Rea Financial Services noting this is the single Caroline Radics, Sierra largest fundraiser for the Water Treatment, Simply organization. “Ticket Baskets Home & Gifts, sales are going well, but Teeter Totter Toys, The we want them to go bet- Starting Block and Vernon Teach and Learn. ter.” Young Entrepreneur Following the awards presentation, which is (sponsored by Kal Tire): being emceed by Betty B. Frank Marketing, Full Sellin and Brian Martin Lotus Manufacturing, of Sun FM, there will be Maudies Cheesecake, an after party headlined Vnet Consulting, www. by The Goods (tickets are vernondeals.ca. Marketer of the an $10, or two for $15). New to this year’s Year (sponsored by event is the opportunity HSBC): City Furniture, for businesses to sponsor Focused Fast Foods (A a table. For $200, Trevis & W), Harris Flower International says a company can take Shop, a table and dress it up any Trendsetters, Rarearth way they want to pro- Jazz and Blues Fest, Silver Star Mountain Resort mote their company. Nominees for Business and Vernon Performing Arts Theatre. Excellence include: P e r s o n a l New Business of The Year: A.M.I. Clothing, Professional Business of Backyard Pleasures, the Year (sponsored by Case Furniture Gallery, Nixon Wenger Lawyers): Chickies Cupcakes, Crush Apni Directory, CBD Cotton’s Bistro, Interior Mobile Network, Shredding, Office 2 Office, Chocolates, and North Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Okanagan Youth & Bake Pizza, Resort TV Family Services Society.
C o m m u n i t y Supporter of the Year (sponsored by Astral Media - Sun Fm): Aspenware Inc, Cotton’s Chocolates, Evolution Audio Visual, Funtastic Sports Society, Junction LiteracyYouth Centre,The Morning Star, Okanagan Landing Volunteer Fire Dept, Rarearth Jazz and Blues Fest and Silver Star Mountain Resort. Employer of the Year (sponsored by City Of Vernon - Economic Development): Adriatic Granite & Marble Works, Great Canadian Oil
Change, Nixon Wenger Lawyers LLP, North Okanagan Youth & Family Services Society, and VantageOne Credit Union. Sterling Service Award (sponsored by Greater Vernon Chamber Of Commerce): Advanced Safety Management, Aslan Electrical, Attridge Ski & Board Shop, Backyard Pleasures, Buy Low Foods, C.A.R.S., CBD Network, Cobs Bread, Cotton’s Chocolates, Hagemann Jewellers, Hi Pro Corporate Sportswear,
Marlin Travel, Rapunzels The Salon, Rea Financial - Caroline Radics, Roko Service Ltd, Teeter Totter Toys, Triboda Printing Company, and Vernon RV Service. Green Business Of The Year (sponsored by BC Hydro - Power Smart): Aspenware, Bin to Curb, Briteland Holdings, Community Futures North Okanagan, Digitech Renewable Printer Cartridges, J-Ball Electronics, and Rarearth Jazz and Blues Fest.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star A17
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Tad Crawford of the B.C. Lions looks for a volunteer during the Energy Champions presentation he and teammate Dean Valli held at Mission Hill Elementary School Thursday. See video at www.vernonmorningstar.com.
Leos lead way to green routine They’re supposed to detest all things green because of their rivalry with the Saskatchewan Roughriders but the B.C. Lions are showing that, in the right context, green is good. Teaming up with Terasen Gas, Leos players are making energy champions out of elementary school students across the province. Thursday, offensive lineman Dean Valli and safety Tad Crawford paid visits to Mission Hill and Beairsto Elementary schools as part of the Energy Champions tour. “They’re really simple messages,” said Valli of the presentation. “I think the kids are always kind of refreshed when they realize that saving the planet can be as simple as wearing more layers or turning down the heat.” The Mission Hill gymnasium was packed for the presentation. Valli and Crawford had the kids hanging on their every word and were able to illustrate that minor changes like shorter showers and fixing leaky faucets can make a major difference. Kids were encouraged to take part in the interactive session and they made lot of noise as they were involved in several games like telephone – involving simpler energy tips – and a relay race where students had to layer up with as many pieces of clothing as possible. For Valli, a North Vancouver native and Simon
Fraser University product, the Energy Champions tour provides the perfect outlet to do something positive for young kids in B.C. “I just like getting my face out there; I like travelling around the province,” he said. “It’s fun to give back because I’m from B.C. “I just like to show the kids we’re normal people like them and they can do just what we do.”
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Grace Takagi and Colette Silva, above, play a quick game of catâ€™s cradle at the Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival) at the Japanese Cultural Centre. Joe Sugien, left, works on some calligraphy
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star A19
Act ensures a fair deal
uring the 2008 election our government promised to monitor more closely gasoline and diesel retailers. Complaints of pricing inconsistencies and concerns over pump metering were the two major issues raised by Canadians. Industry Minister Tony Clement announced his “fairness at the pump initiative” which will ensure that Canadians know that what is on the pump is what is in the tank.
The Fairness at the Pumps Act will require retailers to have the accuracy of their machines checked on a regular basis by independent inspectors. As well, the act brings in courtimposed fines and a formal penColin Mayes alties system to back these fines up. This new act sends a clear message: If businesses don’t do their part to ensure measurement accuracy, they will be held accountable.
I know that most fuel retailers ensure their pumps are certified by weights and measures inspectors. This act will ensure those few that are not will be held to account. Our government supports a free market system and is willing to regulate areas of the market in the public interest. We took action to ensure our banking system is solid by making certain those that purchase homes have a minimum of five per cent down and if the purchase is not a primary residence the minimum is 20 per cent.
Our minister of finance, Jim Flaherty, announced a code of conduct for the credit and debit card industry in Canada in order to make credit providers open and transparent in their dealings with Canadians. Currently, our government is working on new regulations to protect Canadian pensions. All these efforts are to ensure ethical and
responsible conduct in the free market. The great news is that the latest figures published by the International Monetary Fund and other international financial organizations, shows Canada’s economic recovery is considerably ahead of all other G-20 countries. Our economic action plan is working for Canadians.
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Specializing in First-Time Homebuyers
Brian Westwell, General Sales Manager of Vernon Dodge, is excited to announce that Nathan Mackintosh has joined the Vernon Dodge family. Nathan comes to Vernon Dodge with over 8 years of automotive sales experience and a track record of excellent customer service. Nathan invites all of his past & present customers to stop by Vernon Dodge for a coffee and see the award winning line up of Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep products.
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LINDA GILLIS PHOTO
A mother Canada goose leads her new family through Cenotaph Park in downtown Vernon.
UNTIL MAY 15th!
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Spruce Grove, Alta. Mayor Stuart Houston (in Vipers jersey) explains to aldermen Glenn Jensen (from left), Randy Palivod and Jeff Acker he lost a bet with Vernon counterpart Wayne Lippert after the Vipers beat the Spruce Grove Saints in seven games in the Doyle Cup.
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It’s a tradition well known across Canada and it continues to help some special children get more out of life. McHappy Day is being held Wednesday at 1,400 locations right across Canada. “I hope lots of people come out,” said Vernonarea McDonald’s community relations representative Natasha Sellers. “There will be some VIP’s on hand and it’s just for people to come out and have fun.” There will be free coffee served and Vernon firefighters will be working the drivethru windows. One dollar from every Egg McMuffin, Happy Meal and Big Mac sandwich will be donated to Vernon Boys and Girls Club and other children’s charities across the country, including Ronald McDonald House. There will be free delivery service to any local businesses that place an order of at least $30 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Separate donations can also be made in person on McHappy Day.
Morning Star Staff
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THE BIGGEST RV SALE IN KAMLOOPS’ HISTORY!
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
A FEAST FIT FOR A MOM
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REHABILITATION and HOME SUPPORT • Therapeutic Activities … Walking, General Exercise, Cognitive Programs • Companionship and Respite Care • Bathing and Personal Care • Outings
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Susan Feng, owner of Mae-Flower Garden Restaurant, with one of the Chinese restaurant’s specialties. About to become a first-time mom herself, Feng is celebrating Mother’s Day May 9 by having her chef, husband Paul, cook up a delicious lunch to serve to residents at Vernon Restholm. “I used to work there,” she said. “And this is my way of saying thanks for all mothers.”
It’s possible to trip over a horse PETER KENDAL Special to The Morning Star
I doubt if there are any pit ponies left in Britain today because there is nothing left for them to do now that there are so very few underground coal-mines left. I am not up to date with the status of the U.K. coalmining industry but when I worked there as an engineering trainee in the early ‘60s the ponies were an essential part of it. Now there were many people who thought that use of ponies underground was cruel. These folks usually had no knowledge or experience of coal-mining or the use of ponies. In my copy of The Mines and Quarries Act‚ a legal document that determines and enforces all aspects of the operation of coal mines in Britain, the regulations covering the use of horses in underground mines occupy six or eight closely-worded pages. These contain regulations that cover food, water, cleanliness, medical treatment, stabling, working hours, and other matters to ensure the health and safety of the ponies. To give an idea of how comprehensive this act is, this is the sequence of events for a pony at the end of its shift, which was limited by law to be eight hours except in the case of a major emergency. Men were not so lucky as they could be called on to work overtime for a variety of reasons! When the pony returned to the well-appointed, ventilated, clean stables underground it had to go down a ramp and through belly-deep water to clean its coat before it went up another ramp to let excess water drain off before going into its stall where a supply of clean run-
ning water awaited. The pony activated the water supply by a tap or valve operated with its muzzle or nose whenever it needed a drink. Then it could turn to a supply of “choppy” for feed. This was a mixture of straw, oats, grass etc. chopped up. Then it could rest on the clean straw in its stall until the next shift. Regular visits by a veterinary surgeon ensured the health of the ponies. And of course there were the frequent tid-bits like apples, bread, etc. that the regular miners gave to them during their working hours. There was definitely a bond between the miners and the ponies. Woe betide anybody who lost his temper or otherwise mistreated a pony! Many pit ponies originally came from Galloway in southwestern Scotland where the farmers used them for a variety of farm and moorland work. So in the Durham coalfield where I worked they were known as Gallowas‚ and indeed almost any equine, in or out of the mines, was called a Gallowa. In general they were up to about a man’s shoulder height, thickset, and well-muscled. They were used primarily for hauling loads to places where conditions were unsuitable for laying a haulage system or for new workings before a system could be used. Some mines in various parts of Britain would bring the ponies to the surface and let them roam free in the fields while the mine was on its annual holiday period, but this was not a universal or even common practice as after such a holiday the ponies were often difficult to get back into their working routine causing potential danger to their own and their handler’s safety. They were a valuable and well-liked part
of the coal-mining industry, indeed of the culture of the whole local community. Just as a footnote I can claim to be one of the few people who has ever actually tripped over a horse! After all, they are normally far too high to fall over. I was underground examining a compressedair line up in the roadway roof using my electric cap-lamp, the only illumination in the otherwise pitch-black darkness. The air-line turned sharply to the left and my eyes followed it instead of looking to see where I was going. Just round the corner was a pony that was not needed for work so it had been sent back out of the way for a rest. So it had decided to lie down on its side in the dark, and it was one of the smaller ponies, it was dark-coloured and I didn’t see it! I fell over it and I don’t know which of us was the more startled. The pony scrambled to its feet and tore back up the roadway while I lay on my back feeling rather foolish once it dawned on me what had happened. The miner looking after it came up and asked what had happened. Nobody had been hurt, although I was a bit embarrassed, so I told him and we both had a good laugh! I know that there will be stories of some of the dangerous aspects of that life as the ponies were such an integral part of mining. Underground work is not a natural state for man or beast but it had to be done and indeed it still has to be done. But at least it was made as good as possible for British pit-ponies. That is of course when they didn’t have some fool falling over them when they were taking a well-earned rest!
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Toastmasters from Armstrong, Enderby, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm gathered at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel April 6 for the Toastmasters International Area 33 Spring Contest. Abdon Cox and Karissa Josok of Armstrong and Colin Bunston of Salmon Arm competed in the Evaluation category, with Bunston placing first. Alice Price and Pat Weninger from Armstrong, Patricia Argent and Joyce Sotski from Salmon Arm, and Doug Main from Enderby competed in the International Speech category, with Argent placing first. She also represented Area 33 in the International Speech category at the Division level in Kelowna this month. To learn more about the Toastmasters educational
program, which teaches communication and leadership skills in a positive environment, or to find a club near you, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking — skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. People throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.
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The 19th Annual 2010 BC Open Gold Panning Championships and Family Fun Days sponsored by the Vernon Placer Miners Club will be held at The Goldpanner Campground at 423 Hwy 6, Cherryville, May 21, 22 and 23. Just 60 km east of Vernon, it’s a pleasant drive with lots of fun and games taking place for all ages and experience, with nugget prizes. There’s no gate admission charged but games and the bannock baking range from $2 to $5. Gold panning is $10 for adults 16 and over; youth $5 which includes their panning fee for both Saturday and Sunday. The fun starts Friday afternoon with a flat pan
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Mike Collins (lying down) and Patrick McGillis of the Vipers take a breather during a team skate Friday in Dauphin, Man. Above, Collins, left, and Graeme Gordon read over their RBC itinerary outside the Winnipeg Airport. The Vipers are defending RBC champions in the five-team tournament.
Vipers feel Cup vibe in rockin’ Dauphin A
rrived in Dauphin for the Royal Bank Cup Friday afternoon. It was raining so hard I thought I was back living on Vancouver Island. Fortunately for me, the people of this tiny Manitoba city are much more hospitable than the current weather conditions (I heard rumours of snow on the weekend). After spending half a day travelling with the Vernon Vipers to get here, my billets, Michelle and Martin Kaminski, offered to pick me up at the Super 8 where the defending RBC Cup champs are staying and took me straight to the rink to give me the grand tour of Credit Union Place. It’s a gorgeous modern recreation complex with a curling rink and pool, plus a twin ice sheet across the parking lot. “It’s kind of like Quesnel a little bit, nicer rink of course,” said Viper forward Connor Jones, as he watched his teammates take in a light skate Friday night. “But it’s rainy everywhere and real gloomy. “Most of the guys would agree, I think they’d play anywhere if it meant playing for a national championship… even in a back yard somewhere.” The thing that struck me first as I toured around the facilities with Michelle and Martin was no matter who we ran into, they were on a first-name basis, and they always had a smile. Keep in mind these people have never met me before, and the Kaminskis in particular have offered to open up their home to me during my stay here. An admirable act of kindness (and trust) to a complete stranger. The thing I remember thinking before I got into town was “How can this possibly compare with last year’s RBC in Victoria?” A place where the players got to stay at a super-
posh hotel on a swanky golf resort; a place with, let’s face it, a lot more going on than Dauphin. Their answer – kill ‘em with kindness. This little city appears to have rallied around this event wholeheartedly, and for all Victoria’s splendour, it can’t compete with the small-town vibe Dauphin has got going on. Randy Daley and his wife, Kit, are co-chairing the host organization committee, and they deserve much of the credit for that. Ever since they offered to take on that role back in the fall of 2007, they have been at the epicentre of more than 300 volunteers working tirelessly at making sure this show goes off seamlessly. All I can say is, so far so good. It all Graeme Corbett got underway Friday night as each of the five teams – the host Dauphin Kings, Brockville Braves (eastern champs), Oakville Blades (central), La Ronge Ice Wolves (western) and Vipers (pacific) – were introduced at the opening ceremonies held in the curling rink, which also will double as the Countryfest Cabaret/Saloon at night. “The last three days I can’t believe the amount of work that’s been done here – physical work,” said Randy, who works as an employability trainer. “Taking the whole plan off of paper and putting it into reality, that show (opening ceremonies) that we just put on, how does that happen physically? The start of the production and all the fine details have got worked out and been put into play… that took a tremendous amount of effort and a lot of people. Heckuva job.”
AT THE RBC
As hosts, the Kings were the last team to be ushered out for the opening ceremonies. All the players were probably a little shocked to find themselves in the midst of a booming pyrotechnics show worthy of a rock concert shortly after (in a fairly enclosed area no less). That was followed up by a slice of local culture as a local Ukrainian dance group put on quite a show. “It was definitely unexpected. I still can’t hear,” said Jones, shortly after the ceremonies. “I loved the (Ukrainian) dancing.” Randy is hoping the RBC will be another step towards further establishing Dauphin as a hub city for the local area, which he refers to as the Parkland Region (he estimates about 45,000 people live in that area). But he admits the city just barely met the accommodation requirements to qualify as an RBC host. After scrambling for a week to find a place to stay, I can vouch for that firsthand. “If we’re going to keep doing this, we’re going to need more hotels,” said Randy, who went to Victoria last May to check out their operation. “It’s good for people in this area to realize there is a need.” Regarding the community involvement in the RBC, Randy isn’t overly surprised by the positive response. “The community really gets behind stuff like this and it’s exciting for them, and it’s our first crack at a national (tournament),” he said. “We’re pretty much the only show in town. The fever is going pretty strong here because we’re fortunate enough that the Kings are not only hosting, but they won their league and then they won the ANAVET Cup. That was a week ago, so everybody is still ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”
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Sports SPORTS BRIEFS Deboer lights up Lincoln Lanes Dan Deboer rolled a sizzling 345 to highlight the Lincoln Lanes Bowler of the Year tournament. Deboer bowled 186 pins over his 227 average through the four-game affair, topping the Adult Men’s League. The winners pocketed $40 and the runner-ups earned $25. Shaun Hill finished behind Deboer with 102 pins over his 165 average. In the Ladies League, Cindy Rachwalski rolled 105 pins over her 203 average, followed by Rhonda Tomkulak at 21 pins over her 166 average. The Club 55 Men’s League champion was Gord Danallanko, who went 106 pins over his 187 average. Albert Sirges was second at 103 pins over his 185 average. In the Club 55 Ladies loop, it was Merle Newberry winning by bowling 32 pins over her 113 average, followed by Marilyn Killingbeck at six pins over her 167 average.
Outlaws rule Champions Tournament Lincoln Lanes hosted the Tournament of League Champs last Sunday in a three-game format. First place went to the Outlaws from the Monday AM Club 55 League, with a 3,817 total. The team members were Bill Murdoch, Horace Brownlee, Ivan Certic, Hans Kurz and Frieda Jossy. Second place went to the Gummi Bears from the Thursday 7-9 League, with a 3,762 total. The team members were Jennifer Rachwalski, Darcy Rypkema, Lyle Rachwalski, Trevor Rachwalski and Cindy Rachwalski. Tournament highlights included Cindy Rachwalski bowling 310, Rory White a 301 and Trevor Rachwalski a 365.
Stuart sizzles against Sundance Allana Stuart smacked four hits as the Sundance Pool & Spa Blazers swamped the Ted Luszcz Bulldozers 12-0 in Vernon Women’s Slo-Pitch League action Wednesday night at Kin Park. Kelly Jenner pitched a stunning shutout, getting offensive help from Melissa Locke and Christine Sherman, who both went 3-for-4. Dave’s Mobile Mechanic Devils dusted off the Whitehouse Mortgage Gators 25-1. Pitcher Kim Zimmerman led the 3-0 Devils’ defence, while game MVP Iva Wiens went 3-for4 with a grand slam and a walk with five RBI. Conni Hayward had four hits and three RBI, while Shannon Sanders batted 3-for-3.
Masters swimmers pocket medals A trio of Vernon swimmers medaled in an English Bay Swim Club masters event last weekend at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. Proceeds went to A Loving Spoonful? which can be found at: www.alovingspoonful.org. Close to 300 swimmers competed with Marion Roberts collecting five gold medals, one silver and one fourth. Chantal Dyck pocketed a pair of silver medals and one bronze, while Gary Hurry earned four silvers, one bronze and one fourth.
Huberts sparks Kal Tire victory Jenne Huberts scored on a hard, low shot in the second half as Kal Tire clipped Lake Country 1-0 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at MacDonald Park. Mike Zuber recorded the shutout as the tiremen improved to 1-2. Rob Ross scored twice as the Silver Stars grounded Kelowna 5-0 Thursday night in Winfield. John Matejicka, Mark Hopkins and Tim Penaluna also scored for the 3-0 Stars.
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BY KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor
Brad Jones signed up to be a referee as a part-time job when he was 13. At 16, he has been named Referee of the Year in the Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association. Known for his ability to read the play, talk calmly to angry coaches and keep players honest, Jones worked about 150 games this season, including 110 in minor hockey. “Things really took off for me last year when I started doing Midget triple A,” said Jones, a Grade 11 student at Vernon Christian School. “I just like being out there and being part of the game.” Jones was the only official from Vernon invited to the recent B.C. Hockey Under 16 Boys Cup in Prince George. There was one referee from Penticton and the other 11 were from all over the province. Jones was the youngest referee chosen. Officials did fitness testing mid-week and finished the Cup by working games on the Sunday. Jones averaged two games a day as a referee or a linesman. Every game was evaluated and Jones’s evaluation form was reviewed with his supervisor, BCHL assigner Sean McCaskill, of Kamloops. Jones was praised for being solid under pressure, rapport and communication, a good attitude and a willingness to learn. “I’ve always wanted to do junior and they were telling me, ‘You are on our radar; you will be doing junior,’” said Jones. To earn an invite to the B.C. Cup, Jones officiated four games at the U16 evaluation camp in Summerland in late March. He was then invited to the U17 evaluation camp the following weekend, and then received a letter inviting
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Brad Jones holds the Pat Maxnuk Memorial Trophy as Referee of the year in Vernon minor hockey him to Prince George. A three handicap at the Vernon Golf & Country Club, Jones doesn’t let verbal abuse from anybody take him off his game. “You can’t let it get to you. If you get rattled by a bench, you’re going to have a bad game.” Jones played Midget House for the second straight year, crediting coach of the year Glenn Mitchell for keeping him inspired, and will finish his minor hockey career next season. He turns 17 on June 30. Meanwhile, Vernon’s Alex Gowie and Cassie Bosworth had a blast at the U18 Female Cup last weekend in Duncan. Gowie has since been invited to the Team B.C. development camp in Salmon Arm. The players experienced a jamboree-style tournament with Gowie’s team, the Pandas, striking gold. “At the beginning of the week I didn’t expect our team to win the cup, but we did,” said
Gowie. “I thought it was just as fun as last year’s tournament, getting to know new people and playing with the ones you have played against all year.” Said Bosworth, 16, a defenceman whose Wolverines won bronze in a six-player shootout: “What a great experience playing hockey with the top midget girls in B.C. The coach said I stepped up my game immensely.” Gowie helped the Thompson-Okanagan Rockets win the B.C. Midget Tier 1 Female Hockey Championships in Prince George this past season. Gowie, a 17-year-old winger, will try to make Team B.C. over the May long weekend at the Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm. That team will later play in the 2011 Canada Winter Games, Feb. 11-27, in Nova Scotia, where the national U18 squad will be selected.
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Usman Raza of the Fulton Maroons (centre) tries to get through a pack of Okanagan Mission Huskies in Okanagan senior AA boys rugby action Thursday at Grahame Park. Fulton won 43-21.
Maroons brush off Huskies Morning Star Staff
The battle for second place in the Okanagan High School Senior AA Boys Rugby League was a tough one Thursday as the host Fulton Maroons stopped the Okanagan Mission Huskies 43-21. The Huskies scored in the first few minutes with a ramble between the posts. The convert was good. The Maroons rucked hard and had a few good romps in the forwards taking it into the Huskie 22-yard area. From there, Fulton was able to steal a lineout with flanker Jesse Lochhead denying Okanagan Mission the ball. The forwards pounded the Huskies back with a driving maul with lock Deric McCadden getting the try. The Maroons kept driving hard into the Huskie defence which resulted in a short score by scrum half Nick Pantaleo. Fulton then pulled ahead further with a long run by centre Dalton Anderson. It was 17-7 for Fulton at the half. The Huskies and the Maroons traded
tries in the second half and at one point it was 22-21 Maroons. Fulton flanker Damon Souque, just back from a knee injury, pounded the goahead try in to make it 27-21. Eighth man Ben Olson added a couple of insurance tries, aided by another from Anderson, to help the Maroons secure the victory. Prop Cam Day had one of the best games ever witnessed by Rick Smith who has coached him since Day’s elementary school days. “Cam had some tenacious runs which helped immensely in our field position throughout the game,” said Smith. “His running helped in many of the scoring opportunities. “OKM has a very well coached and good tackling team. Their scrum half had an amazing game. Not only was he a threat on offence with fantastic running, great delivery from the pack, and an accurate boot, but he was also an unbelievable tackler.
Medal haul for karate club Morning Star Staff
Members of the Vernon Shotokan Karate Club earned 10 medals at the International Shotokan Karate Federation Provincials last weekend in North Vancouver. Sidney Bos earned gold in sparring and silver in kata in the boys 8-9-year-old white to orange belts. Dallas Fleming’s strong defence resulted in a bronze in sparring for the boys 10-12 white to orange belts. Abigail Bos claimed silver in kata and bronze in sparring in the girls 12-14 brown/black belts. Tielee McConnery’s strong fighting spirit
earned her silver in kata and bronze in sparring in the girls 15-17 brown/ black belts. Chris Stuart and Kyle Ciurka gave strong performances in the boys 12-14 brown/black belt. Rachel Yamada, 14, took gold in both kata and sparring in the women’s green to purple belts. Danny Loo won a gold medal in kata in the men’s brown belt division. Team coach and club Sensei Mike Ciurka was pleased with the results. The Vernon club practices Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Call Ciurka at 307-7210.
Fulton visits crosstown rival Kalamalka Lakers, next Thursday at 4 p.m. The host Lakers bowed 10-5 to the VSS Panthers in league action Thursday afternoon. Okanagan Mission visits the Pleasaant Valley Saints, while Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton are at Kelowna’s Immaculata Mustangs in other Thursday games. The first round of the B.C. playoffs goes Saturday, May 29. In senior girls action Thursday at Grahame Park, the Maroons bowed 10-5 to the Kelowna Owls. The game was called early in the second half when Fulton’s numbers dwindled below acceptable playing levels due to a rash of injuries. Hayley Erickson scored for Fulton, who face the host Merritt Panthers in a playoff game Wednesday. The Panthers, coached by Mike Sutch, beat a pair of top-five ranked schools in a recent tour of Lower Mainland teams.
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Logan lifts â€˜Rocks Morning Star Staff
The Armstrong Shamrocks used stifling defence to tame the Kamloops Rattlers 6-2 in Okanagan X Lacrosse League action before 302 fans Friday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre . Paced by a three-goal performance by sniper Brett Logan, the 3-0 Shamrocks used their size and speed to wear down the Rattlers forwards. Nathan Strohm opened the scoring when he gathered up a juicy rebound and fired the ball into the back of an open net followed shortly after by Loganâ€™s first of the game. The â€˜Rocks led 2-0 after the first period. The teams traded goals in the second with Kamloopsâ€™ Tyler Knox slipping through the rugged Shamrock defence and burying a shot past Chad Pieper. The Rocks then scored three straight goals, two by Brett Logan, and a third on a strange deflection shot by Brett Heitman to carry a 5-1 lead after two periods. The Shamrocks controlled the clock and continued to play lock down defence in the third, allowing only one goal from Ryan Hildebrand. Late in the period, Shamrock captain Chad Pounder, who was receiving some menacing cross checks to the back from Rattlersâ€™ defender Travis Joseph, picked up a loose ball in front of the net and rifled a shot over top of Joseph to score, and in one motion, also delivered a hearty left cross to Josephâ€™s chin. He was assessed a roughing minor penalty. â€œWe basically just shut the door
on them tonight with dee,â€? said Shamrocks head coach Ken McGregor. â€œIt looked like they were a little intimidated to come through the middle after we started hitting guys pretty hard so all their shots had to come from the outside and Pieper stood his ground and made the stops. â€œI was a little concerned about our lack of discipline at times. We have to learn not to cross the line on defence and take bad penalties, but as we develop as a team, my hope is that we will start playing for each other even more.â€? The â€˜Rocks were in the penalty box for most of the third period, sometimes two men down, giving the 0-3 Rattlers an opportunity to equalize. â€œOur guys play excellent short handed, probably because theyâ€™ve had a lot of experience at it, and that special team really kept us in the game tonight,â€? said McGregor. Jarred Medhurst supplied three assists for Armstrong. The Shamrocks travel to Kamloops next Friday for a rematch before returning home to face the Kelowna Raiders at 7:30 on May 14. No score was available from the Vernon Tigers at Kelowna Raiders Friday night game. Both teams were at 1-1 on the season.
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Lumby RCMP are asking the publicâ€™s help to find a suspected arsonist. Cpl. Henry Proce said someone tried to set fire to the Sugar Lake/Shuswap River bridge on Thursday. â€œThe suspect deliberately poured diesel on one of the pilings, and set it ablaze,â€? said Proce. The fire was spotted at about 8 a.m. and extinguished before much damage was done. â€œThe piling is about 40 per cent burned through, but the bridge has been inspected and remains safe for traffic,â€? said Proce, who called the incident a â€œvery serious criminal act.â€? Police ask anyone with any information on the fire to call the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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A 38-year-old Lumby woman, who has an â€œLâ€? (learner) class driverâ€™s licence, is facing impaired driving charges after police report she lost control of her car while backing down her driveway April 23. â€œShe backed into a neighbourâ€™s retaining wall and flipped her vehicle onto his front lawn,â€? stated Cpl. Henry Proce. â€œBecause she has the L, she is therefore prohibited from consuming any alcohol while driving.â€? Through their investigation, police learned the driver allowed another â€œLâ€? driver â€“ a youth who police state was also under the influence of alcohol â€“ to drive her car. The youth has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.
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Crime Stoppers is asking the publicâ€™s assistance in locating the following man who is wanted on a province-wide warrant Jason Reece Baker is wanted for breach of his conditional sentence order. Baker, 39, is described as a Baker Caucasian male, six-foot-1 and weighs 170-pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to and the arrest of this suspect.
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Project claims development killing Kal Lake BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff
A presentation regarding the health and future of Kalamalka Lake generated plenty of discussion at Coldstream council Monday evening. Randy Schellenberg’s project, called Killing Kalamalka Lake, highlighted several issues including the contamination of the lakes tributaries and issues stemming from development. Specifically, the report was aimed at nutrient pollution, fertilizer runoff that boosts algae growth in bodies of water and can reduce oxygen content in the lake to dangerous levels. The presentation served mainly as a way
to raise awareness as Coldstream council doesn’t have jurisdiction over what happen in many of the areas that produce effects deleterious to the lake. The project calls for individuals to put pressure on the Ministry of Environment and their local MLA in order for change to take hold. “It’s a frustrating position to be in; it feels like our hands are tied,” noted Coun. Maria Besso. “(Resort) regulations were made in 1984 and they may be abiding by the regulations but (they) are too lenient.” Besso suggested council craft a resolution to be sent to the Union of B.C. Municipalities or the Southern Interior Local Government
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Crime prevention will be discussed over breakfast in Armstrong. Warren Smith, rural programs co-ordinator for the North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit, will talk about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in the fourth “Going For Gold” breakfast seminar series hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. The seminar runs Wednesday starting at 7:30 a.m. at Glad Tidings Church Hall. Smith will look at how activity location and landscaping can prevent crime, controlling space access and the type of impact clear sight lines and maintenance have on preventing crime. Pre-registration is required for this event. Tickets are $6 for chamber members, and $10 for nonChamber members and includes breakfast. To reserve space or for more information, call 250-546-8155 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Community partnerships are improving the creeks around Lumby. The Lower Creighton Creek Project is rebuilding fish habitat and reducing flooding risk on the creek near Lumby. About 10 years ago, the creek was plugged with sediment from logging debris upstream and it jumped the bank to form a new channel. While that took only a few hours to happen, the results have been long term. â€œThe creek had less capacity to carry water in freshet and water was running out of the creek and flooding the road and the industrial park. In the summer, there was low water flow impacting irrigation and fish habitat,â€? said Tom Miner of the Farmland Riparian Interface Stewardship Program which is working with other agencies to restore the creek. The project includes moving gravel and creating new patterns of water flow with pools of cooler water in summer. The creek will also be kept cool by planting a variety of trees and shrubs along the banks. Similar work has been done on other local creeks. The funding is from Bridge Coastal Restoration Program and B.C.Hydro. â€œWe receive proposals and give grants for projects which are managed locally. It is important that we have communities involved because they have the knowledge of local conditions. I spend the summer in the field at the projects,â€? said Breanne Patterson of Bridge Coastal Restoration Program. Michelle Walsh is the tribal fisheries biologist for Shuswap Nation Fisheries while the Lower Creighton Creek Project is coordinated by Wendy Gilbert and the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre. â€œWe want to see this restoration of pool habitat for salmonids and the riparian restoration which will increase complexity and benefit the species here, mostly coho salmon and chinook,â€? said Walsh. Charles Bloom secondary school students are taking part in planting trees along the creek bank and will be involved in creek clean-up.
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Charles Bloom secondary school Biology 11 students in Janine Arnoldâ€™s class Bobbe Sherman (left), Tessa Hartnell, Ashton Edwards and Brandin Charlebois plant trees as part of the Lower Creighton Creek Restoration Project near Lumby.
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B.C. A great-grandson for Evdokiya Gorbunova of St. Petersburg, Ekaterina Lutsenko of Vernon. April 25: Born to Kyle and Kirsten Pliszka of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 10 oz., named Jackson John. A grandson for John and Sue Pliszka of Vernon, John and Sue Koersen of Armstrong, B.C. April 25: Born to Andrea Gough and Rourke Waring of Coldstream, a boy, 6 lbs. 11 oz., named Gavin-Rourke Gough-Waring. A brother for Makayla, 10; Fianna, 3. A grandson for Susan and Graham Gough of Parksville, B.C., Diane and Dwight Waring of Victoria, B.C. A greatgrandson for Berl Gough of Parksville, Patricia Waring of Victoria, B.C., Esther Omeis of Kelowna, B.C., Baba Nora of Castlegar, B.C. April 25: Born to Aron and Jen Herrick of Vernon, B.C.,
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Freedom or slavery?
any say that they are not â€œreligiousâ€? people, but that they do â€œbelieve,â€? and live out their spiritually in their own way. In other words, they do not observe the typical religious practices of going to church, reading a holy book, reciting prayers, holding to certain doctrines and such. As far as they are concerned, the problem in life is oppression or not being able to live the life you want. Freedom is the chief virtue, and without it we can never be happy. A â€œreligiousâ€? person is Dave Bootsma seen as someone who is basically bound to his religion; they must do as they are told. Thus, to be non-religious is to be â€œfree.â€? Not really. Consider this: everyone lives for something. There is something that is at the centre of every personâ€™s life upon which they base their hope, meaning and significance. It may be oneâ€™s family, career, friends, reputation, wealth, looks or abilities. It may be the pursuit of an achievement, championship or status, or it may be a combination of these or others. Without this centre our lives are meaningless and happiness is unattainable. Thus we devote ourselves to and arrange and live our lives in accordance with this priority. What this means then, is that everyone is ultimately a â€œslave.â€? Whatever we live for has control of our lives. We do not control ourselves. The things we live for enslave us with guilt (if we fail to attain them) or anger (if someone blocks them from us) or fear (if they are threatened) or drive (since we must have them) or despair (if we ever lose them completely). It also means that even the most irreligious person is actually very religious. Why? Because to
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live for, devote oneself to, put oneâ€™s trust in something is to do nothing other than to â€œworshipâ€? it. It serves as a â€œgodâ€? in our lives, even if we donâ€™t think of it in such terms. So it is not a matter of if you worship or are a slave, but what or to whom. Everyone is a slave to something â€” your greatest desire or fear; whatever you are living for or whatever you cannot live without. Jesus Christ saw slavery as our core problem as human beings. â€œWhoever sins is a slave to sin,â€? he says. But, â€œif the Son (referring to himself) sets you free, you will be free indeed.â€? On the one hand you have Jesus commanding people to follow, serve, obey, love and believe in him. That is, complete, absolute allegiance. But on the other hand he declares that those who do so will know freedom. Freedom from what? Shame and guilt for starters. Freedom from hate, bitterness, purposelessness, depression, insecurity, dissatisfaction, anger and fear. More than that, freedom to love, forgive, accept, give, take risks. Yes Iâ€™m â€œreligious,â€? and I â€œserveâ€? Jesus. But he is the only â€œmasterâ€? who isnâ€™t a tyrant. He has my best interests at heart. Your career cannot save you; nor can your friends, spouse, kids, money, or any pleasure, possession or experience. None of these â€œmastersâ€? will ever forgive you if you fail them, but will instead hound you with guilt and shame. None of them last. You leave them all here when you die. They are powerless to give you any real hope. On the other hand, Jesus loves me so much that he died in order to free me from sin, and to give me the life I always wanted, marked by peace, joy and fulfillment. He is the only master that doesnâ€™t enslave. Whose slave are you? Dave Bootsma is an ordained minister and professional counsellor/lifecoach. He can be reached at 558-5730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Make every moment count
other’s Day is a beautiful tradition, a day to express our gratitude to our mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, foster-mothers, and all the women who play these huge roles in our lives. This day is also good for the economy. At one time it was one of the busiest days for phone companies. It is good for greeting card companies, restaurants, flower stores and gift shops. Teachers and child care providers of young children facilitate the creation of some wonderful gifts and cards for mothers that are probably kept longer than any other gift. Some Mother’s Days may be disappointing if your kid’s forget or don’t recognize the importance to you. One time when I was a teen my siblings and I failed to do the morning activities on Mother’s Day and instead planned an evening dinner with gifts. Big mistake. Mom left in the morning to go to the States with some friends and had to listen to all the wonderful stories of their charming and loving children’s early morn-
I really ing activities. understood Everything this when from breakI became a fast in bed, mother. The corsages, to love parents presenting feel for their photo albums. children is Meanwhile unbelievable Margaret’s brood slept Michele Blais and sometimes our through her children have a hard leaving and although time understanding we were prepared for that, especially when the big return it wasn’t that love involves sayenough. A storm cloud ing no. As they mature, came through the door though, they underthat night instead of stand. our sweet mama. Even As families we have though she did receive many moments when a lots of goodies and we day can become special had a fun dinner, we that doesn’t require wished we had let her a Hallmark card to know first thing how acknowledge the sigspecial she was. She nificance of our love deserved that day and for each other. Family every day. dinners can be those Our mom loved times, going for a walk us with every cell in together, a late night her body and I know telephone call to share I didn’t appreciate a great day, reading a this for years as to the book together, everyone depth and the length under the same roof she would go to supagain. port us, encourage us, Many of my fondest or just be present with memories of my times us, and sometimes with my sons did not kick us in the butt. occur on Mother’s “Stop swimming in Day. Sleeping on the your problem, swim floor in our den, one through it.” Mom kid under each arm, would be in her total the dog guarding us happy place when her at the doorway, a kids were around her and she was always glad to share with the world the adventures of her wonder children.
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B4 Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star
Community Calendar MAY 2
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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY DISCARD BOOK SALE The Vernon Friends of the Library will be holding their annual discard book sale at the Curling Rink, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All categories of fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, special books, and audio-visual material. GARAGE SALE Hosted by Vernon & District Métis Association, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 768-25th Ave., Vernon (East Hill). Pay by donation. DOG’O’POGO AGILITY CLUB May 2 holding first AAC Sanctioned Agility Trial for 2010, starting 8 a.m. at the Agriplex in the Armstrong fair grounds. Come out to watch the various breeds of dogs, from big and small, from starters to masters maneuver through obstacles courses of jumps, tires, tunnels and even a teeter totter. 17th ANNUAL SPRING SPLASH SHOW AND SALE May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oyama Community Hall, Oyama Road. Look for signs on Hwy 97. Gladys Goode has donated an original framed painting, the proceeds of which will go to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of cancer victim and Spring Splash founder Carol Amyotte. COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG May 2 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church (1406 – 32 Ave). Love to sing? Join us for an hour of singing the old hymns, gospel and southern gospel songs led by Karl Janzen with the Sing-Along Band. HIKE FOR HOSPICE 2010 Walk for a great cause during North Okanagan Hospice Society’s event May 2 at Polson Park! Participate by yourself or get a team together to collect pledges. Enjoy a walk, local entertainment, food and prizes! Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and the hike starts at 10 a.m. BODY & SOUL WELLNESS FAIR May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vernon Rec. Centre. More than 50 exhibitors, plus lectures all day. Everyone welcome; free admission. CYCLING FOR INDEPENDENCE May 2 to support local youth with disabilities; registration 8 a.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave. The $25 registration fee includes lunch, T-shirt and water bottle, plus a massage. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE May 2 is deadline to register for Adult Open Class with Tina Siddiqui, to work in the medium of your choice. Call 250-542-6243 or go online at www.vernonarts.ca ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Cost is $10, please bring own lunch. Registration 9 a.m.
he Okanagan Humane Society’s annual event takes place May 14, 15 and 16 to raise money for spaying and neutering of abandoned and needy animals, such as these kittens, who were rescued, nursed back to health and are now enjoying life. Your donation of a good quality household, garage, yard or garden items would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call Hazel at 250-542-1607.
also. Call Nyla, 250-546-3192 for info. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. REBEKAH LODGE meets the first and third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES The Vernon Aerie meets first and third Monday of month at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003. THE ENDERBY CLIFF QUILTERS MEET The first, third and fifth Monday of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 5 p.m. Many of us are working on quiltas-you-go projects, but you are welcome to bring your own project to work on. Quilters of all levels welcome. For more info., call June at 250-838-5655 or Sonja at 250-838-0685.
MAY 4 ARE YOU RAISING YOUR GRANDCHILDREN? The Family Resource Centre hosts 10-week Grandparents Raising Grandchildren educational group starting May 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, please call 250-545-3390. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY May 4, noon: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, part of a series on the development in visual arts from Renaissance to contemporary art. BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT Group meets May 4 for lunch at Vernon Lodge. Please call Sadie 250-545-0253 for more information. END THE HST! Any voter registered with Elections BC for this riding (Vernon-Monashee), wishing to sign the official Citizen Initiative Petition to repeal the Harmonized Sales Tax, please come to The Shops At Polson Park (Hwy 6 & Kal Lk Rd) May 4 or May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. BUSINESS NETWORKING IN ARMSTRONG Check out our free networking opportunity over lunch with a new interesting topic each meeting! We meet the first Tuesday of every month for lunch. Format: 10 minutes networking with others, one minute optional personal introduction for each attendant, 10 minute speaker, finish up with casual networking over lunch. Armstrong Inn Banquet Room. Would you like to be a future speaker? RSVP to tanyac@ dominionlending.ca or call 250-546-3963. VERNON PLACER MINERS’ CLUB Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (basement), 1204 -30 Ave., Vernon. If you are interested in gold panning or mining you are welcome to come to the meetings. Family-
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Community Calendar UPCOMING 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. May 2, it’s Button Frames with Eleanor Deines. We’ll provide t he frame, buttons and everything else you need to make a frame. VERNON AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187 for more information. THE LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets the first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie for details at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. THE PALESTINE STUDY GROUP MEETS May 6, at 10 a.m. at the People Place, downstairs. Our topic of discussion will be: Where do we go from here? What directions should we take? Basically, a strategy and brainstorming session. We will maybe break into smaller groups at first but the larger discussion will be in the round. Please come out — we need input from all of you. For more info. call Steve at 545-3202. THE FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEET May 6 at 10 a.m. at The Pantry with guest speaker Pat McAllister, who will speak about her grandfather, Reuben Swift, and her father, Ted Swift. She will also talk about her mother’s family, the Carrs, who emigrated from the U.K. in the 1920s. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch will be available. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB BIKE RIDE May 6, a 44 km ride from Summerland to Skaha Lake along the old KVR railway bed and return. Helmets a must, and bring picnic lu nch. Group leaves Village Green Mall parking lot behind Esso at 7:30 a.m. for carpool. Mountain bikes only. Call Peter at 250-503-2203 for more information. WONDERCAFE IN LUMBY welcomes back favourite singer and songwriter from last year: Rod Neufelt, who will present “The Metaphysics of Songwriting: Part II,” May 7 in the United Church Hall, from 7 to 9 p.m. He has new material and new thoughts on his perception of life around him. Born and raised in Lumby/Vernon area, Rod is an up and coming talent in the North Okanagan. Come, enjoy discussion, fair trade coffee, and fun for the night. Youth are particularly welcome. Call Dave at 547-6368 or email@example.com. ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH AND BAKE SALE Hosted by the ladies of Lumby UCW May 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lumby United Church Hall (corner of Park Ave. and Vernon St.) Treat your (or someone else’s) mother to a homemade lunch of soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverage for $5 (seniors $4.50). And while you’re here check out the bake table which now carries some items for celiac and diabetic diets. B.C. GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEES’ ASSOC. LUNCHEON May 7 at the Schubert Centre at 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker Phyllis Dyck, with the Alzheimer society. VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 Vernon, at 4609-29th St. will host a Veterans Appreciation ceremony May 8, 11 a.m. Veterans, former military members and supporters are invited to attend. Attendees are invited to stay after the ceremony, socialize and perhaps enjoy a reasonably priced lunch. QUILTS AND GREETING CARDS Eleanor Deines will be selling her quilting and greeting cards at Davison Orchards’ Blossom Festival, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the proceeds of her sales will be donated to North Okanagan Hospice Society. FAMILY FUN SKATE Dust off your skates or rollerblades and come join the Raggedy Rollers in there first ever Family Fun Skate May 8, 6-8 p.m., Nor Val arena in Armstrong, Cost
per person $4; safety helmet and fear recommended. There will be a concession along with great music, Raggedy Roller merchandise and good family fun! Come out and meet the ladies on the team! Dress up in your craziest roller derby outfit and best dressed wins a prize! CARAVAN FARM THEATRE’S MAYFAIR May 8, 2009. Featuring old fashioned horse farming demonstrations, live music, artisans’ market, local food fair, wagon rides, pony rides, archival tours and more! A fun-filled day for the whole family! Gates open 10 a.m. Tickets $5, cash at the gate. PLANT SALE Hosted by Okanagan Gardens and Roses Club May 8 inside the Village Green Mall beginning at 9:30 a.m. Get a plant for your mother (or yourself). THE VERNON SINGLES CLUB invites everyone to kick up their heels at their country/western dance May 8 at the Dogwood hall at the Recreation Centre (3310-37 Ave.), 8 p.m. - midnight, with the live sounds of Copper Creek. This is an open dance so grab your partner and come on out. Admission $9 members and $12 non-members. Tickets at the door. Call Eva at 545-1179 or Lottie, 549-2495. NAIL CLIP FUNDRAISER Don’t like cutting your dog’s nails? Come to Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition & Supply May 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 3115-48th Ave. (Andre’s Plaza). All proceeds to Vernon & District Animal Care and the Vernon SPCA. Call 250-545-9000 for more info. VEGAN LUNCH AND HEALTH PRESENTATION Emphasis on raw foods, May 8 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Lumby OAP. Presentation: Diseases Don’t Just Happen by Lorraine Day, MD. All welcome. Cost: $10, at the door. Hosts: Walter & Elizabeth Mitchell (547-6795) trained by Hallelujah Acres. SCHUBERT CENTRE GARAGE SALE May 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please consider donating items from your garage, basement and hall closet that you no longer need or want. All donations gratefully accepted. Pick-up for large items (furniture, etc.) available May 3 to 7. MOTHER’S DAY DINNER May 8, hosted by the Lumby Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 167 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 each, available in the Legion lounge or call 547-2338. Doors open at 5 p.m. VERNON LAWN BOWLING CLUB invites you to join us for another season of play! The greens will be available for open play May 9 at 1 p.m., and our open house May 15, beginning at 10 a.m. Open lawn bowling is scheduled for Sunday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, beginning at 1 p.m.,with a variety of options available for inter club and tournament play throughout the season. For more information, please check out our website at www.vernonlawnbowlingclub.com or call us at 250-542-0212 (leaving a message) or e-mail us at vernonlbc@ gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you on our greens! ANNUAL MAYFESTIVAL CELEBRATION Cedar Bridge School, May 9 from 1-3 p.m. The school is at 730 Whitevale Rd., Lumby). This Waldorf-inspired outdoor family event offers many activities such as a lamb petting area, willow crown making, felting, crafts, maypole dance, tea house, books and handcrafts sale and more. We hope to see you there! Suggested donation $2 per person or $5 per family. GARDEN FAIR The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary is still looking for items for its annual fair May 8 in Polson Park. We need: White Elephant, books, toys, jewelry, accessories, perennial plants in pots, anything clean and saleable. For pick-up, call Connie at 250-545-5595, Sharon at 250503-1045 or 250-542-1322, or Linda at 250-558-3720. THE NATIONAL CELIAC SOCIETY The Kelowna Branch of holds meeting and potluck lunch May 9 at the Seniors Activity Centre, Bottom Lake Rd., Winfield, opposite the arena. This meeting will start at 11:15 a.m., as Dr. Brent Barlow, will be speaking followed by Q & A session. Please bring a gluten-free main dish and/or dessert, cutlery and dishes. For info., please call Katrina at 250-546-3280. CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT THE RANCH May 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. celebrate Mother’s Day at the O’Keefe Ranch official opening for the 2010 season. Book brunch or dinner at the Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant, and spend the entire day at the ranch. Lots to see and do for everyone! Take in all the old favourites: O’Keefe Mansion, Greenhow Museum, North
Okanagan Model Railway, get some heritage candy from the General Store. Kids’ crafts and activities; also you can make a pottery gift for Mom. There will be a kids’ bouncy castle and slide, tractor rides, Zumba with mom, a capella harmonies by Some Other Time quartet. Enter the inflatable bouncing pony races. Celebration $15 per family for the day or $5 per person. Not all activities included in general admission. Call 250-5427868 or visit okeeferanch.ca for more information.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Mother’s Day pancake breakfast May 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, $5 per person. Flowers for the first 50 moms, 50/50 draw! Everyone welcome. For more info., please call the branch at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Meeting May 9 at 2 p.m. All members urged to attend. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Ladies Auxiliary meets May 10, at 1 p.m. at the branch. All members are urged to attend. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FEST May 10 at 7 p.m., Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. We will feature the film The Yes Men Fix The World. More information and the movie trailer is on our website at www. amnestyvernon.ca. Please mark the date on your calendar! NORTH WESTSIDE GARDEN CLUB MEETING May11 at 7 p.m., Killiney Beach Community Hall. Featuring “Green Gardening.” New and “ever-learning” gardeners welcome. For more information, call Kim at 503-2285. OKANAGAN MILLIONAIRE REAL ESTATE INVEST. CLUB OMREIC meets May 11 from 7-9, Schubert Centre, 350530th Ave. Free event, all welcome. Guest speaker Jon Murray. Register at www.omreic.com or call 1-877-509-9009. PARENT SUPPORT & EDUCATIONAL GROUP For parents of children with FASD and similar neurological conditions, meets May 11 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at NONA Child Development Centre, 2802-34th St. For more information contact Lorraine Donald (key worker) at 549-1281, ext.215. New group members are always welcome! MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT & INFO. CENTRE Annual general meeting, B.C. Schizophrenia Society Vernon/ Salmon Arm May 13 from 7 – 8 p.m., People Place, room 003 at 3402-27th Ave. After the business part of the meeting, from 7:15 - 8 p.m., join us for popcorn and watch the DVD, Downside of High, a new documentary on recent science discoveries about marijuana and mental illness. Contact Dianne at 250-260-3233 for more information. VERNON AND AREA PRO-LIFE SOCIETY invites everyone to the annual Memorial Prayer Gathering May 13 from noon to 1 p.m., Cenotaph Park, 31st Ave. and 31st St., to remember the millions of victims of abortion in Canada and to pray for our country. Bring lawn chairs, please. GARAGE SALE/BOTTLE DRIVE & HOT DOG SALE May 15 at Fulton school, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items to be donated may be dropped off at Fulton May 14 from 3 - 8 p.m. Please support Fulton Super Grad! VANTAGEONE CREDIT UNION ELEGANT GARAGE SALE May 15 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3108-33rd Ave. The staff from VantageOne holding garage sale with all proceeds to local Transition House. Lots of great items, something for everyone, come join the fun. No early birds please. LATIN COMMUNITY IN VERNON invites you to our first Latin party May 15 at Elks hall at 8 p.m, featuring live music, DJ from Chile, games, prizes and lots of fun. The $15 price includes a beer. Tickets at Elks hall Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Call Carmen at 250-803-8647. CHILDREN’S GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER Proceeds to nonprofit North Okanagan Child Care Society, May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, West Vernon school, 2711-38th St. Admission 50 cents or by donation; table rental $25. To rent table, bring cash to GumTree Catering, #42-100 Kal Lake Rd. GARAGE SALE AT THE ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE May 15 starting at 8 a.m. at The Hangar, 4600-25th Ave. NORTH WESTSIDE GARDEN CLUB GARDEN FAIR May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Killiney Beach Community Hall. Sale of seeds, plants, garden decor and refreshments For more information, call Kim at 503-2285.
B6 Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star
EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Localâ€™s song hits European charts Working paycheque to paycheque pays off for Lee Dinwoodie KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
With more than two decades in the music business, Vernonâ€™s Lee Dinwoodie has sung about â€œworkâ€™in paycheck to paycheck, day in and day out.â€? But it doesnâ€™t hurt when there is a little bit extra. Juggling a busy music career with raising two children and working as a local realtor, the country and western musician has once again seen his star rise across the pond. Dinwoodieâ€™s song, Paycheck to Paycheck, has been climbing the European and U.K. charts. â€œItâ€™s been getting a lot of airplay, which is great,â€? said Dinwoodie, 47, who wrote the song 20 years ago, around the time his career as a recording artist was kick started. Listed on the European Country Music Associationâ€™s top 100 country songs, Paycheck to Paycheck (on North Country Records) is currently the most played song on country radio in Europe. It has also been sitting at the number one spot on the U.K. country music charts for the past five weeks. â€œI always had a good feeling about this song because it reflects the everyday working man. I think especially in this economic
downturn people can relate to the lyrics of this song,â€? he added. â€œThis has probably just hit the market at the right time. Iâ€™m hoping to release another song over there soon. It will probably be one of my older, more traditional country-style songs, which seems to be well received in Europe.â€? Dinwoodie also plans to tour Europe with his band in July, and has more than a few fans overseas â€“â€“ just ask the Prince of Monaco. The singer-songwriter-guitarist not only played for Prince Albert in a private concert at a B.C. heli-ski resort in 2007, he toured Europe in the summer of 2004. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to the experience,â€? he said. â€œI was over there a few years ago and built up quite a fan base and look forward to entertaining them again.â€? Dinwoodie hopes to re-live the success he had last time he played to thousands at one of the biggest country music festivals in Europe, the Country Rendezvous in France, and also gigs in the U.K. and Austria. He is also planning to keep his hometown in the loop, following up his popular dance during Vernon Winter Carnival with a local show before he leaves for Europe. Dinwoodie is also slated to perform at the proposed mini music festival in Merritt, which is replacing this summerâ€™s cancelled Mountainfest. â€œI love keeping busy,â€? he said. â€œAnd I really appreciate everyone who has supported me over the years.â€?
Vernonâ€™s Lee Dinwoodie has seen his song Paycheck to Paycheck reach the top of the European country music charts.
Amnesty exposes the Yes Men to Vernon audience Morning Star Staff
Sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth. The Vernon chapter of Amnesty International is about to present the â€œoutrageously entertainingâ€? (New York Magazine) film The Yes Men Fix The World for its annual International Human Rights Film Festival, May 10. The movie follows two young prankster/activists who pretend to be corporate executives in order to expose powerful corporate evil doing and have a bit of fun in the process. Armed with nothing but thrift store suits, the Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in extreme ways. They basically do everything that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world, said festival organizer Lee Brinkman, adding Vernonâ€™s Amnesty chapter is taking a different approach to this yearâ€™s film festival. â€œItâ€™s called comic justice. While we may not all agree with their methods, itâ€™s hard not to appreciate the lengths to which the Yes Men go to deliver their message â€“â€“ a
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Mike Bonanno and Andy Birclbaum check their ID before infiltrating a meeting. message of people before profits.â€? In front of a television audience of 300 million,
Bichlbaum poses as Dow Chemicalâ€™s spokesperson, and announces that Dow will finally compensate the victims of the 1984 Bhopal disaster, a catastrophic gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India that is now known to have killed at least 15,000 men, women and children. The Yes Menâ€™s fake announcement hit headlines all over the world and caused the companyâ€™s stock to instantly plunge by $2 billion. And this is not the first time the men have wormed their way into the international spotlight. In 1999, they created a parody of the World Trade Organization website that mocked the harshest ideas about globalization. However humorous in its intent, the website earned them invitations to important business trade meetings around the world. The two men played along, impersonating despicable executives in order to publicly humiliate them. Other famed hoaxes include a collaboratively produced fake New York Times announcing the end of the Iraq War, and a phony George W. Bush website celebrating the unsavory details of the then-presidential candidate.
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Two-time Juno winners back in paradise Morning Star Staff
Toronto band Fathead is returning to the “backwoods paradise” when it plays Lorenzo’s Café Thursday. The band is touring throughout 2010 in support of its new album, Where’s the Blues Taking Me. A favourite of Lorenzo’s, Fathead’s last CD, Building Full Of Blues, contained the song, Backwoods Paradise, which was in part inspired by the old schoolhouse-turnedbowling alley café located in the wilds of Ashton Creek, east of Enderby. It’s been a long but
steady climb since Fathead’s debut CD in 1995. The band has been tearing it up on the North American festival circuit ever since, making the group one of the country’s top blues acts. Signed to the world renowned Electro-fi Records imprint, the band’s last release garnered a second coveted Juno Award in 2008 for Blues Recording Of The Year. The much anticipated follow up takes it to a new level with the band’s most fully realized recording to date, said Al Lerman, one half of the band’s songwriting team,
who plays tenor sax and harp. “The release demonstrates that the Fathead sound is constantly evolving and provides a generous supply of everything within,” he said. With production handled by B-3 master Lance Anderson, the CD boasts a number of different sounds via stories weaved into song and soul-bearing vocals courtesy of Georgia-born singer John Mays, who once did a stint with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Fathead’s core also consists of bassist/songwriter Omar Tunoch,
Festival supports human rights Continued from page B6 Amnesty International has long been concerned about the impact that some companies have on human rights, said Brinkman. “On the one hand, many businesses have a positive impact on human rights, for example, through the creation of jobs and support for local communities. “Unfortunately, however, other
companies are implicated in the violation of human rights. As well, in their desire to fuel their own economic growth, many countries are failing to protect their populations from the negative human rights impacts of multinational business ventures.” The Yes Men Fix The World will be shown at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The film is rated PG.
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who has produced an impressive body of work that has enjoyed time on the U.S., European and Canadian music charts. “Guitar ace Teddy Leonard (who left the band in 2006) is back and better than ever, along with iconic drummer Bucky Berger,” said Lerman.
Known for their wide musical sphere, Fathead plays straight-up blues, R&B, ‘50s-framed rock, funk, gospel, and even some torch cabaret soul/ blues. See them live at Lorenzo’s Thursday starting at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (250) 838-6700.
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B8 Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star
J-Lo glows in rather dull film Back-Up Plan: ★★1/2 out of 5
utesy doesn’t begin to describe Jennifer Lopez’s comeback vehicle, The Back-Up Plan. This thing’s so ultra-sweet, it’s a miracle that Hostess hasn’t stuffed it in a package and put it on the shelf at 7-11. But, is it any good? PHOTO SUBMITTED As a cookie-cutter Jennifer Lopez is wooed by Australian hunk Alex romantic comedy, I O’Loughlin in the The Back-Up Plan. suppose you could do her little secret until Moments after getworse. Sure, you could their little crush becomes ting knocked up via a do much better, but full-blown, music-montest tube, she there are a few tage love. And by then, wrestles over laughs to be she obviously has some a cab with had, and as ‘splainin’ to do. Stan (Alex far as chickIt’s not that what O’Loughlin), flicks go, guys happens isn’t charma hunky goat should be able cheese farmer. ing. Lopez hasn’t looked to escape with this good on screen in a And, as we their dignity long, long time (real-life all know full intact. motherhood works for well, the offiNot that Jason Armstrong cial rule book this girl, she absolutely their girlbeams), and there’s for romantic friend/wife quality chemistry here comedy states that all won’t owe ‘em one between the two. But good romances begin (Ladies, Iron Man 2 Kate Angelo’s script is so with taunt-filled argucomes out on Friday. all over the place, it’s like ments. I mean, Zoe calls Just sayin’.) milking a runaway goat In The Back-Up Plan, Stan a “stupid head.” (give me a break, I had Now there’s a taunt for Lopez plays Zoe, a pet to dig an analogy up that ya. shop owner who wants had SOMETHING to do And so, a relaa baby. She’s single, but with this loopy set-up). tionship blossoms. thanks to the miracle The two break up Unfortunately, Zoe of science, that doesn’t and reconcile so many doesn’t tell Stan about squash her goal.
times, what should be a feel-good home stretch doesn’t feel as good as it should; sort of like you’re waiting for the other shoe to finally drop. No matter. There are enough pratfalls and puke jokes involving expectant mommies to satisfy the
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Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star B9
Light shines on upcoming shows
their 50th season finale. while attending one of Ode to Joy features one these stunning perforof the most recognizable mances: works in classical music The hills are alive, history, Beethoven’s and alive they shall be Symphony as the Vernon No. 9. This Community will also be Music School’s the premiere Lights of of Imant Broadway Raminsh’s move their new commismassive and sioned piece, elaborate Quaternity: sets for The Sound of Brian van Wensem A Cantata for Seasons. Music into the The pre-concert talk Performing Arts Centre starts at 6 p.m. and the later this week. Last year’s highly suc- music starts at 7 p.m. Call the Ticket Seller at cessful performances of 549-SHOW (7469) for Joseph and the Amazing tickets. Technicolor Dreamcoat On May 10, set the stage for Lights this year’s Amnesty of Broadway to mount this Tony-award winning International Human Rights Film Festival will classic musical. be a delightfully humorFrom Do-Re-Mi to ous occasion. Edelweiss, don’t miss The headline film some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre. is The Yes Men Fix the World and it’s all about The Sound of Music has the zany antics of a performances startcouple of “average Joes” ing Thursday through in thrift-store suits who Saturday at 8 p.m., with lie their way into busia matinee starting at 2 ness conferences, posing p.m. Saturday. Tickets are still available through as top executives and doing anything they can the Ticket Seller by callto get across their mesing 549-SHOW (7469). sage about the dangers Coming up next of greed. Sunday, May 9, the The film starts at 7 Okanagan Symphony p.m. at the Performing Orchestra is back for
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his past Tuesday night I was using my computer when suddenly the lights went out. Along with the rest of the north-eastern quadrant of Vernon, my power would be out for the next three hours. Since the outage, I’ve found it both amusing and alarming how difficult it was, even for just a matter of hours, to adjust to life without electricity. Mindlessly I tried light switches or came up with seemingly brilliant ideas like turning on a movie or using a cordless phone to call a friend, only to be foiled by the obvious. I really wonder what Benjamin Franklin would say if he could see the world as it is today. Take theatre for example: Franklin likely watched plays that merely relied on flame for lighting and acoustics for sound. At the Performing Arts Centre, the idea of putting on any performance without electricity is well and truly absurd. Take a moment to marvel at electricity this week. Better yet, do so
MAY 5-8 8:00 pm
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Arts Centre and admission is by donation. Juno Award winner, platinum seller and crowd favourite Jesse Cook recently released a new highly-acclaimed album, Rumba Foundation. On May 11, Cook will be performing selections from his incredible catalogue as part of his Rumba Foundation tour. He considers the Performing Arts Centre to be one of his “favourite haunts” and he always puts on a fantastic show here. Be amazed by Cook’s outstanding flamenco guitar talents and passion for the music he loves. There are still some tickets available for his performance by calling the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). The Zirka Ukrainian Dancers are celebrating their 31st year of dance and are presenting a unique evening of colours and sounds representing the regions
of the Ukraine. Zirka Zabava also features the Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers from Kelowna for this celebration of culture and dance. Tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-7469, or online at www.ticketseller.ca. Special thanks goes out to Mr. Franklin for his brilliant discovery that’s made these and many more shows possible. Enjoy the shows!
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B10 Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star
Arts Make Mother’s Day memorable at Mayfair
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The mother of Mayfairs is about to take place in field and forest outside of Armstrong. Caravan Farm Theatre hosts its third annual Mayfair Saturday. The fundraising event is an opportunity for families to visit the farm and enjoy a range of cultural and agricultural activities. “It’s become a Mother’s Day weekend tradition,” said Caravan’s general manager Sean Newton. “Families come out for old-fashioned farm fun with a petting zoo –– complete with sheep, rabbits, donkeys and goats –– wagon tours of the farm, and pony rides.” The premise behind Mayfair is to resurrect the old-fashioned farm fair concept and to re-introduce people to farming with horse power, added Newton. Teamsters and their teams of horses from around B.C. will demonstrate plowing, disking, harrowing and seeding techniques. In addition to agricultural activities, Mayfair also features an artisan’s market, with pottery, paintings, leather work, jewelry and handmade soaps. Coldstream potter Bob Kingsmill will be making clay masks on site, while potter Chris Clayton will demonstrate wheel work and allow visitors to try their hands at throwing pottery. Caravan’s designery, the oldest building on
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Visitors to Mayfair go on a horse-drawn wagon past the designery building at Caravan Farm Theatre. the farm property, will be open for tours where visitors can see costumes and masks from past Caravan productions. “It’s one of the most popular parts of Mayfair. It’s like an open house for our theatre company,” said Caravan’s artistic director Estelle Shook, adding a new lineup of activities has been added to the Mayfair roster, includ-
ing the inaugural Fancy Cake Competition. “A lot of pride will be on the line as competitors vie for the Caravan Cake Cup.” The competition is open to the public, with winners selected by people’s choice. Winning cakes will then be sold during an auction in the afternoon. Competitors are asked to register for the competition by call-
ing the Caravan office at 250-546-8533. Mayfair kicks off at 10 a.m., with the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band leading the heavy horses into the garden. The event continues to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.caravanfarmtheatre.com.
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Ruby Sharma (left) and Rob Hulme, from City Furniture, drop off styrofoam to be put through the styrofoam densification machine at the Greater Vernon landfill. City Furniture has been a part of the pilot project and recycling its styrofoam since the landfill acquired the machine.
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Strategy involves community input ROGER KNOX
industrial tax base; ■ Revitalization of the central Kevin Poole leaked a secret to core with showcase developments; ■ Sustainable access and develthose in attendance at the Pillars Planning breakfast hosted by opment in the waterfront areas; ■ A cultural community with a the Greater Vernon Chamber of strong sense of place. Commerce Tuesday. “We want to have things that Poole, the City of Vernon’s economic development officer, shared will attract young families to with the 70 people in attendance Vernon, and keep them here,” said the make-up of the new economic Poole. That was also a message development advisory shared by fellow speaker committee. Michelle Jefferson, the “You’re getting a manager of tourism servicsneak peak before I es for the City of Vernon. take this before Vernon In order to attract those council,” laughed families, said Jefferson, the Poole, in describing the goal of her office and a 16-member committee council-appointed tourmade up of represenBroderick ism advisory committee is tatives from a cross to make Vernon stand out section of community from other Okanagan cengroups and organizatres, who use “golf, ski and tion. wine” as a drawing card. “There’s a variety of “We need to encourage voices on this commitengaged, active living,” said tee,” said Poole. Jefferson. “It’s a dynamic and “Our message has to be strong group.” that Vernon is a balanced, The newly formed Flick diverse community with advisory committee’s historic and agricultural goal is to serve Vernon charm. It has a small town by promoting the comfeel with big city amenimunity. ties.” They will network Tourism Vernon’s and form relationships vision is to market the city with other organizaas a year-round energetic tions, conduct plandestination with a clearly ning and research and recognizable market presadvocate for qualence, and to work colity infrastructure that Jefferson laboratively in building a will encourage, among sustainable tourism econother things, business omy to deliver an authentic visitor development and job creation. “The office will also provide a experience. Craig Broderick, Coldstream’s support role to other organizations director of development services, in the community,” said Poole. “It will also encourage eco- and Kim Flick, Vernon’s manager nomic development in the North of planning and building services, Okanagan Regional District where were the first to speak to the audithey directly contribute to this ence at the Prestige Inn Tuesday morning. mission.” Broderick, 2009 wasn’t a bad The advisory committee has created five goals it hopes to year in terms of building permits in the District of Coldstream, with accomplish: ■ A diversified economy led people deciding to renovate homes by value-added production and or businesses rather than make new starts. technology-led business; Of big help to the municipal■ An increased commercial and
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Kevin Poole, economic development officer, speaks to local business leaders at the Prestige Inn Tuesday. ity’s building numbers in 2009 was the start of construction the new Coldstream Elementary School, which should be completed this summer. Among the economic development plans in the municipality for 2010, said Broderick, are working with prospective owners of the now-closed glass plant in Lavington. “We also want to support existing businesses and industry,” said Broderick. “Agriculture, as well, is a large
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part of the community and we want to continue to support that.” Flick said there is also lots of building activity planned in Vernon, starting with a new Okanagan Regional Library branch on 28th Street, across from the Tolko Industries building. “Nixon-Wenger will erect their new building across the street, there’s a five-storey structure, The Axis, which will feature 67 units in a mixed use building featuring ground floor retail and five storeys of apartments,” said Flick, adding
The Axis is one of the the first proposals to take advantage of the new B.C. Building code provisions for wood frame construction over four storeys. Flick also announced that Okanagan Spring is expanding with the addition of a 10,000 square foot warehouse, and the new Vernon Secondary School on East Hill will soon be under construction. “This year promises to keep the building permit values high,” said Flick.
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New structure develops
ho knew that ordering bonds would begin to sound like a trip to the coffee shop. Iâ€™ll take a double double, but Iâ€™m getting ahead of this weekâ€™s story, let me explain. One result of the financial crisis has been a renewed focus on the counter party. Just who is guaranteeing that promise, and are they able to? The questions getting asked come in a variety of ways; who guarantees my pension, what if they go out of business, is a government promise always good. What collateral do I have, what value is the collateral, which gets paid first? This has resulted in a new form of structure for both borrowing funds and investing in notes and bonds issued by financial institutions. They are called covered bonds, and come with not one, but two sets of guarantees: The first guarantee is
from the issuing bank, and the status of being first in line if there is a problem. The second comes from having collateral set aside, that can be attached and belongs only to the collateral guarantee for the covered bond. Seems the market has moved from accepting a promise to repay, to wanting that promise secured by two sets of guarantees, a covenant (basically a rule book) and real and valuable collateral. Dave Ellis Collateral this in not comingled with other assets, but â€œsegregated â€œand held apart. At least itâ€™s new for Canada , and thatâ€™s why the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada thought it should take a look at the issuers of covered bonds . The OSFI is responsible for regulating and supervising all banks in Canada and all federally incorporated or
registered trust and loan companies, cooperative credit associations, life insurance companies, fraternal benefit societies, and property and casualty insurance companies. The OSFI recently indicated that it was prepared to permit deposit-taking-institutions to issue covered bonds. We note that OSFIâ€™s interest in covered bonds is entirely a function of limiting the extent to which banks can create a preferred class of claimants segregated asset pool. For now, they will let the banks issue these double promise bonds, but only up to four per cent of their assets. These are four of the main features that got my attention; â– Cover pool assets (â€œcover poolâ€?): predominantly prime residential mortgages and public sector loans with some commercial real estate and shipping loans Being issued more recently. â– Double protection: investors have full recourse to the issuer as well as Recourse to the
cover pool in the event of issuer insolvency. â– Bankruptcy remoteness of covered bonds essentially ring-fences the assets to safeguard investorsâ€™ preferential position and ensure payments to covered bond investors continue. â– An asset coverage test ensures sufficient over-collateralization is available to meet repayment obligations, and this is monitored by an independent party. Now that is very different from those sub prime mortgage tranche notes we reviewed last week, but not as strong as the NHA government backed MBS securities. Just to give you some flavour for the yields, letâ€™s compare the note. The NHA MBS (these are government backed), will reward an investor with a fiveyear time horizon in the 3.15 per cent range. These new corporate issue double guarantee covered bonds for five years are in the 3.55 per cent range, about the same as a provincial bond. Just as an aside, I
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WOMEN in Business
23 Annual WOMAN OF THE YEAR …Celebrating Outstanding Women Announcing the Nominees for 2010 Woman of the Year! Michelle Antonation Shelley Haslett Cherie Montgomery Kath Raeber Debbie Stoddard LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR
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A local dog trainer is giving the command for a good cause. Ryan’s Canine Training is donating half of its proceeds for the month of May to the Vernon SPCA. With help from his boxer-pit bull cross Keira – a nine-year-old SPCA dog – owner Ryan Stenquist offers one-on-one training sessions to help owners overcome obedience, aggression and behavioural
issues with their pets. “My whole philosophy is that not everything works for all dogs all the time, so I keep an open mind to other options,” said Stenquist,. Stenquist is certified through the Canada West Canine Centre in Salmon Arm, the first such school to be registered with the Private Post Secondary Education Commission of B.C. (now the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of B.C.).
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An amazing adventure unfolds Continued from previous page Boasting fearsome wingspans from three to sixteen-feet and weighing from 800 to 2,000 pounds, these toothless filter feeders are actually harmless. For over two decades shoreline spotlights at a nearby Keauhou resort have attracted these magnificent creatures, popularly known now as Manta Rays. Returning dockside at sunset, we board the Hula Kai to dive with manta rays at the only place on earth that offers such experiences. The videographer sits on the bow telling us how researchers identified this area’s 150 mantas by noting distinctive spot patterns on their backs and discovering that these unique creatures live only here, off Kona’s sunny coast. He warns us against touching them, as scraping their mucus membranes causes skin lesions and infections. His Big Bertha story makes us wonder if this awesome 2,500-pound beauty with her 18-foot wingspan will appear tonight. Estimated at 50 years old, we learn she’s lived only half her potential life... Snuggly svelte in our
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ROTARY UPDATE • Kalamalka Club • eTri-Lakes Club Com ! Club join•usArmstrong
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Rotary at Work Day
In 1911, Rotarians enthusiastically adopted the motto “Service Above Self” because it so aptly articulated the ideals that the organization was in the process of developing. For 99 years, this motto has served as the underlying motif of Rotary’s efforts to carry out humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards, and work for international understanding and peace. Rotarians around the world demonstrated their commitment to their community by participating in the “Rotary at Work Day” this past Saturday. District 5060 which stretches from Clearwater, BC to Prosser, Washington had 53 projects carried out by 1970 Rotarians and ranked the District 3rd in the international event . Local Rotary Clubs supported a number of organizations around the area giving their hands on support. The event was celebrated by a joint BBQ held at Coldstream Park for Rotary families and friends. The Kalamalka Youth Pipe Band which is supported by several Rotary Clubs added to the celebration.
Meeting Times Silver Star: Tues., 6:45 am/Vernon Golf Club Armstrong Rotary: Tuesdays evenings Vernon Rotary: Wed, 12:10/ Vernon Lodge Tri-Lake: Wed 6:00 pm/ The Pantry Restaurant Kal Rotary: Thursdays, 12:10/ Vernon Lodge New Members Welcome
THE FOUR WAY TEST: “BUSINESS ETHICS” Of all the things we think, say or do. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
Armstrong Rotary Members of Armstrong Rotary Club tackled a clean-up of the large flower bed in the round-about in front of the local municipal Sports Centre. Ten Rotarians weeded, raked and prepared the ground for planting flowers later this spring. In the background is the Sports Centre, fronted by the Rotary Pavilion, the covered entranceway to the facility. Later the same morning, in keeping with Rotary at Work, Rotarians spent several hours topping and pruning tall junipers, clearing out dead branches along the driveway at Armstrong Abbeyfield House.
Silverstar Rotary Eighteen Rotarians from The Rotary Club of Vernon Silver Star donned overalls, old hats and blue jeans, picked up paint brushes and rollers; and put a new coat of paint on the walls of the Teen Junction in Vernon. The Teen Junction initiative began in 1975 providing a safe meeting place for youth at risk from physical and substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, family breakdown and general neglect. The Teen Junction staff is trying to break the cycle of alcohol, drugs, low self esteem, unemployment and problem behavior from one generation to the next. Programs like ‘Heros Live Here’ and the on-site vegetable garden; and courses on ‘how to be a tenant’ and ‘how to function in the school system’ are providing benefits for both the youth and the community at large.
Kalamalka Rotary Members of the Kalamalka Rotary Club took up their paint brushes, pruning shears and tackled the north entrance Visitors Centre. The project was in support of the Communities in Bloom initiative beautifying the entrance to our community.
Vernon Rotary O’Keefe Ranch was the beneficiary of the efforts of the Vernon Rotary Club as they tackled a couple of projects at the Ranch. Scraping and powerwashing the Schubert House made it ready for a new coat of paint, while the recently built covered Pavilion received a new coat of stain. Vernon Rotary continues to support the historical ranch having previously sided the Schubert Barn and renovating the Gazebo. Many visitors and local families visit the O’Keefe Ranch annually catching a glimpse of the early beginnings of Vernon.
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250-542-6068 BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL
PUZZLE NO. 203
ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203
HOW TO PLAY: Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box. 091121 6
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ACROSS 1 Vexes 6 John Lennon tune 11 Curtain material 12 Stirring 13 Used a blender 15 Mays or Nelson 16 House pet 18 Terminate 19 Consumer protection org. 21 Utter 22 Appeal 23 Bed choice 25 CD players 28 Mammoth 30 Preﬁx for “recent” 31 Atom fragment 32 Luau strings 33 Prehistoric
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TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) It’s one of those days when you won’t have to do anything special in order to draw attention to yourself. You’ll be noticed whether you are one among many or the lone person in the room.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) Sometimes requirements of those you love may take precedence over your own interests, but today you won’t mind this. In situations where you feel truly needed, no sacrifice will be too great.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Although you may feel that it is better to give than to receive, others may feel you deserve something nice for yourself for all the unselfishness you’ve displayed. It’s your turn to be the getter.
PISCES (FEB. 20-MARCH 20) Remember, the ability to view things from an unprejudiced perspective will net the most beneficial results, which is likely to be the case for you today. You may be the middleman in a unique situation.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) One of your greatest gifts is the ability to help others envision things as they could be and not just as they are. Today your encouragement will be greatly appreciated by someone special.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) All people are entitled to do something nice for themselves once in a while. If there is something you really want that costs more than you usually spend, get it.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Instead of seeking advice from co-workers or associates regarding career or work-related issues, use your own good judgment. You’ll get the right answer if you’re honest with yourself.
YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY In the year ahead, evaluate all the possibilities you have for putting one or more of your creative ideas to work for you. There are indications that you have the potential for originating an enterprise that would be very rewarding.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Some of the more valuable things we can learn in life may not necessarily come from books but from personal experiences. Today, this kind of knowledge will prove to be invaluable to you. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23) When it comes to a joint endeavor, it might be more important to be supportive than assertive. Encourage your counterpart to use his/her abilities to the fullest, and everybody wins. SCORPIO (OCT. 24-NOV. 22) One of your greatest assets today will be your spirit of cooperation. A willingness to work agreeably with others will stimulate a similar reaction in return. Togetherness succeeds.
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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 23-DEC. 21) It should be no surprise that involvements that challenge your imagination and creativity will be the ones you’ll find to be most rewarding, especially if you’re working with one who can’t help. CAPRICORN DEC. 22-JAN. 19) When making a decision that affects others as well as yourself, let your compassionate instincts prevail. Sometimes being easy on the situation represents true strength.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder French ﬁlm director Robert Bresson said, “Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.” That makes an interesting contrast to “People talking without speaking / People hearing without listening,” Paul Simon’s lyrics from “The Sounds of Silence.” Bridge players must listen to the bidding and “see” the unknown hands without looking at them. In this deal, you are West, defending against ﬁve diamonds. You lead the club ﬁve. Your partner takes the trick with the ace and returns the club 10, which South covers with his queen. After winning with your king, what
would you lead to trick three? The deal is a trap for North-South. North has that fabulous major twosuiter, but with no help from partner, game in a major is impossible (assuming East would lead a club against four hearts). South, knowing he was a tad weak to respond two diamonds, bid one notrump. Then, when North rebid a game-forcing three hearts, South guessed well to jump to ﬁve diamonds. You should realize that South has at least seven diamonds to insist on making that suit trumps when North might be void. And if he takes seven diamonds and dummy’s four major-suit winners, he will make his contract.
You must get a trump trick. To that end, continue with the club jack, forcing dummy to ruff with its bare ace. This will promote your diamond 10 as a trick if partner has the king, queen or jack either singleton or doubleton.
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JUNE OSBORN (TRYON) June passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, April 26, 2010 in the Vernon Hospital in her 98th year. She was born June 5, 1912 in Kirkby Lonsdale, England and moved with her family to Parksville in 1914. Starting at an early age, horses became her passion and continued throughout her life. As a youngster, she met Mada (Moilliet) Rendell and they became life long friends. It was through Mada that June was introduced to â€˜CDâ€™ Bill Osborn. They were married in Parksville in 1937 and resided in Lavington until Bill took on the role of General Manager of the Coldstream Ranch in 1953. They retired to their property in the Coldstream in 1976. Always an active volunteer, June was a life member of the Vernon Riding Club, Girl Guides of Canada, Coldstream Womenâ€™s Institute and one of the founding members of Therapeutic Riding Assn., Pony Club and Lavington Ladies Work Group. June was predeceased by Bill in 2000 and leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate an amazing life well lived, four children: Bob (Maureen), Edmonton; Ted (Carolyn), Coldstream; Diane (Geza) Toth, Vernon; Peter (Cherry), Vernon; and friend and â€œdaughterâ€? Madeline Moilliet. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Josta Tryon and Ethel Tryon of Parksville; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and very special relatives and friends everywhere. A celebration of Juneâ€™s life will be held on Friday, May 7th at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Vernon with Reverend Bob Thompson ofďŹ ciating. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, she would be delighted to be remembered with a donation to the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Assn., PO Box 328, Vernon V1T 6M6 OR the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 â€“ 27 Avenue, Vernon V1T 1S4.
GERHARDA â€œCARRIEâ€? BRONGERS
was born on October 20th, 1914 in Esk, Saskatchewan and passed away on April 27th, 2010 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 95 years. She was a child of God through faith in the death and resurrection of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
With her loving family by her side, Carrie Brongers, at the age of 88 years, passed away peacefully at her residence in Vernon, BC, April 28, 2010. On November 21, 1921, Carrie was born in Holland. She will be forever missed by her sons Bert (Leanne), John (Nancy); daughter Diana (Robert) Esau; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband Jantinus Brongers and siblings predeceased her. In respecting Carrieâ€™s wishes, there will be no service. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Carrieâ€™s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104, 3402 â€“ 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements entrusted to:
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Michael, after only ten years of marriage. She is survived by nieces, nephews and their families; and some very close friends, among them being Ruth Karr and Queenie Stoner. Elsie leaves a legacy of volunteering in many Vernon rest homes. She was a determined lady, living alone in her own home until just recently. Gardening brought her much joy and many others beneďŹ ted from the results. Her other passion was the sharing of the good news of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ to all people groups around the world. A Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Erik Reimer ofďŹ ciating. Refreshments and a sharing time will follow at Faith Baptist Church, 3908-27th Street.
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Cards of Thanks ON BEHALF of one of the sweetest guys that ever walked this earth-RODNEY BOSK, whom we lost on Mar.20/2010 after a long and courageous battle with Cancer we wish to send out an enormous thank you to the caring staff at Hospice house, Cancer Center, Drs. Blythe, Hardy, & Barss, with an extra hug to Drs. Wright, and Johnson for the special little moments that made Rodney feel so cared about. A special thank you to our daughters, family and friends for their time, patience and love. We are deeply indebted to each of you. With many thanks and appreciation, Melody and Family
Coming Events FEDERAL Superannuates (FSNA) spring luncheon on May 16 2010 at the ArmyNavy-Airforce Hall 12 noon. Tickets have to be paid in advance by May 8 2010. Please contact Gisele Wright at 250545-8571 ASAP. NOTICE: North Okanagan Parks & Natural Area Trust. The Annual General Meeting of the North Okanagan Parks & Natural Area Trust will be held on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:30pm at 2908 23 St., Vernon BC. For further information please contact Hew Kidston at 250-542-8959.
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Career Opportunities KDL GROUP in Fort St.James is seeking experienced processor operators. Competitive compensation package offered Please fax your resume to 250.996.8742.
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Registered Nurses We are looking for skilled and compassionate RNs to join our interdisciplinary team of staff and volunteers.
Well established Ladies Fashion Business! in Downtown Vernon, Great Location, Unique suppliers, Great returns. Alteration Services - also provides good income. Great opportunity for designer to create their own fashions.
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Qualiﬁcations: Registered Nurse eligible for CRNBC registration. Recent acute care experience an asset. Palliative care training &/or experience an asset. Attention: Elsie Swartz, Care Team Leader Address: 3506 - 27th Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1S4 Fax: 250.503.1879 Email: email@example.com
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Houle Electric is BC’s most trusted name in electrical contracting. Founded in 1944, Houle prides itself on a tradition of service excellence for residential, business, industrial, and government sector customers. automation/controls, and safety & security. Houle has arrived in Kelowna. We’re growing and we are adding an Electrical Estimator / Project Manager to the team The ideal candidate possesses: will possesses: x An Electrical trade certificate or Electrical Engineering Degree x Experience with Accubid estimating programs is an asset (Accubid Pro and Change Order) x 5 – 7 years experience in ELECTRICAL Project Management and Estimating x Strong Attention to detail x Good Organizational Skills x Good computer skills including MS Office If you are interested in building your career with a company that challenges your unique skills and rewards your positive contributions we would like to hear from you! Submit your resume and covering letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Houle Electric, visit our website www.houle.ca
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X Must be able to multi-task in a high paced environment U X Maintain positive attitude U X Ability to work well in a team environment U Ashley Furniture HomeStore offers an excellent salary and beneﬁts package. This position is year round, full-time and reports to the Director of Sales. Qualiﬁed applicants interested in joining our “family” organization are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com (in Word or pdf format) or by fax 250-838-2140 to the attention of Human Resources. Cut-off date for taking applications is May 6th, 2010. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. NO phone calls please.
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Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an established leader in the supply of home furnishings and appliances in the Okanagan. We are committed to creating the “ultimate” customer experience in product and service satisfaction. We are looking for a reliable, team oriented individual with exceptional communication skills in our Enderby store for the position of Sales Professional.
“It’s wonderful to be valued for what we do” … Monica Brown, hospice-palliative RN
To join our team, please provide us with your resumé, including a short description of your philosophy of care for those facing the end of life.
4703 - 27th St. VERNON • 250-545-0606
North Okanagan Hospice Society offers: • quality, holistic care to the dying and their loved ones in a home-like environment • a supportive team environment where caring, integrity, cooperation, humour and excellence are valued. • a workplace where individual contributions are appreciated • resources for continuous learning & professional development
Please visit our website to learn more about us: www.nohs.ca
We’re a fast growing leader in the automotive retail industry and need a self-starter who can build and manage their own business as well as complement our team of sales allstars. If you’ve got the horsepower to take over this critical position, hit our high standards and grow fast with our company, please send resume including a separate write-up describing your most signiﬁcant team and individual accomplishment. We realize a compensation package needs to be very aggressive to continue to build our all-star team. Apply in person 4703 27th St., Vernon or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 250-545-2256.
(also known as the BC Cancer Society)
Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt. Name of the person being remembered. Name & address to send card to.
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You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: www.cancer.ca or call: 250.542.0770 or mail to: #104 - 3402 27th Ave Vernon, BC V1T 1S1
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The Neskonlith Indian Band is located in the southern interior part of B.C., close to Shuswap Lake. Our dynamic team is the key to our ability to implement strong programs and economic development plans and deliver service to our 700 members.
First Nation Social Health Wellness Director Reporting to the Administrator, you will direct our Social Development and Health Departmentâ€™s operations, ensuring that prompt, reliable guardianship and support services are in place for families and children who need them. This entails proactively working and fostering effective relationships with outside agencies, including First Nations family services and Health Canada, to develop funding and support our efforts. You will create and maintain a social development plan that is responsive to community demands, and build and lead a team that is committed to community, family and child protection and family support needs. Your formal training and direct knowledge are enhanced by a track record in a senior health and social management capacity, which encompasses overseeing staff and collaborating with service agencies in funding development initiatives.
Licensed Automotive Painting & Refinish Technician for Commercial Body Shop. Experience with Commercial Vehicles & Trailers an asset. Competitive wages & benefit package. Please send resume to: IRL Collision, 1360 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B2 or email to email@example.com
We offer a great compensation package, including a salary commensurate with experience, and the opportunity to contribute to the growth of an economically fast-evolving community. Resumes, with references, should be forwarded, by 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 2010, to: Kerrie MacLean, Director of Operations firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at the address below.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT TO LKO I N D US T R I E S LT D. is currently seeking a Financial Accountant to join our team in Vernon, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. Come join our dynamic team in our downtown Vernon office. I f yo u a r e i nte r e s te d i n e xp l o r i n g t h i s oppor tunity and being a par t of our communit y, please visit our website at : www.tolko.jobs and submit your resume by May 7, 2010.
Summer Employment PosiĆ&#x;on Gallery Youth Ambassador The Gallery Youth Ambassador will maintain the Galleryâ€™s social networking sites with the focus to engage the teen/young adult demographic; take a lead role in planning / implementaĆ&#x;on of summer acĆ&#x;viĆ&#x;es including the summer wrap-up event; assisĆ&#x;ng with general gallery operaĆ&#x;onal duĆ&#x;es as required. Some post secondary educaĆ&#x;on is required along with experience in event planning and working with the public. Knowledge of arts and cultural organizaĆ&#x;ons is an asset. Skills required include excellent interpersonal/communicaĆ&#x;on skills; planning, organizaĆ&#x;on/Ć&#x;me management skills; ability to work independently or as a team member; proÄŽcient in the use of computers, MicrosoĹŒ OÄ¸ce and internet applicaĆ&#x;ons. 13 week posiĆ&#x;on, 35 hours per week beginning June 1, 2010. ApplicaĆ&#x;ons will be accepted unĆ&#x;l May 14 at 5 pm. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements as set out by Young Canada Works www.youngcanadaworks.ca Apply with cover leĆŠer and three references to: ExecuĆ&#x;ve Director Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Ave Vernon, BC, V1T 2H3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
Now hiring SEASONAL NURSERY WORKERS for seedling thinning, PRT ARMSTRONG & VERNON Nurseries. â€˘ Work begins mid May, lasting 5-6 weeks â€˘ With prospect of further summer work â€˘ Mainly piece work (average $13/hr, potential $16/hr) â€˘ Hourly positions start at $10.00/hr â€˘ Appropriate clothing required (outdoor work) â€˘ Full training provided Apply in Person between 8-4, Monday to Friday PRT ARMSTRONG 668 St. Anne Rd. Armstrong
PRT VERNON 7501 Bench Row Rd. Vernon
Vernon and District Immigrant Services Employment Assistance Service Suite 100 - 3003 - 30th Street Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tel. (250) 542-4612 â€˘ email:EAS@shaw.ca
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SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINEE Aaronâ€™s has over 1,700 sales and lease ownership stores throughout North America. Our Vernon location requires a Sales Management Trainee.
Become a Psychiatric Nurse train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Govâ€™t funding may be available. Toll-free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com
INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Pertinent Oil Field Tickets, Provincially CertiďŹ ed Instructors, Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866399-3853
Farm Workers SEASONAL FARM Labourers for Organic Herb Farm in Lake Country and Armstrong needed. Duties include seeding, greenhouse work, planting seedlings, weeding and tending to plants, picking by hand and loading trucks for delivery. You need to be physically ďŹ t and able to work hard as well as work independently and take directions well. Experience is an asset. Monday Saturday 7 am - 3:30 pm (48 hrs/week - Sundays off). $9.14/hr. This position starts May 3/10 through to Oct 31/10 (26 weeks) Please fax resume to 604-777-4819 or email email@example.com
GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Full Time & Part Time. Apply in person with resume after 4pm to
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Part Time/Full Time
Min. 3 years experience. BeneďŹ ts available. Apply with resume to 3302B 29th St, Vernon. or Email: www.littletex.ca
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2 full time tire man positions.
Drop off resumes in person or call 250-838-7226.
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Assembly sales, customer service & management trainee positions available within our Kelowna office. Must be 18+ years of age. No experience required as we provide full training.
Call 250-546-1948 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
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P/T OFFICE CLERK Must have cash & ofďŹ ce experience. Must be able to work weekends. Fax resume to 250-545-4909.
Nixon Wenger is the largest law firm in the North Okanagan offering flexible hours, competitive salaries, and great benefits including RRSP contributions. We provide interesting work in a positive and supportive environment, with opportunities for career growth and development. Join this well-established and growing law firm for a dynamic and rewarding career. For a list of current job postings, please visit the Careers page on our website: www.nixonwenger.com or contact Theresa Jones, Office Manager by phone or email: email@example.com
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver your resume to: 2705 43rd Avenue, Vernon.
You will have sales experience or sales management experience in consumer products. You will be trained in Aaronâ€™s Systems pertaining to retail sales and lease-to-own transactions. Knowledge of furniture, appliances, computers and electronics would be helpful. We offer an attractive salary, performance bonuses and proďŹ t sharing. We also have medical and dental plans. If you can close a sale, we want to talk to you.
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The Phoenix Steakhouse and Lounge requires
EXPERIENCED SERVERS AND LINE COOK
for days and nights. Summer and full time positions available. Please apply in person from 2:00 - 4:00pm Monday - Friday at 3117 - 30th Ave. Vernon No phone calls please.
BOOKKEEPER Nature’s Fare is looking for an experienced bookkeeper to join our Head Ofﬁce Accounting team. Must be familiar with all steps in the accounting cycle, and be proﬁcient in Simply Accounting, Excel and Word. Duties will include payables, payroll, bank reconciliations and preparation of month end ﬁnancials. We offer competitive wages, a great team environment and opportunities for career advancement. Please send resume by email: email@example.com
SERVICE WRITER REQUIRED! Banner Recreation Products, Vernon is looking for an energetic full time Service Writer to join their team. This candidate must enjoy motorsports and have motorsports experience. Competitive pay plan, complete with proﬁt sharing potential, beneﬁts. Please send resumes to #3, 3001 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC. Attention Derek Bannister
CASUAL EMPLOYEES Casual employees are required for an “on call” basis to cover absences of a regular employee. Shifts are nights including week-ends.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED • Criminal Record Search • First Aid & CPR • Class IV (restricted) Driver’s License Forward resumé to: NOCLS 2400 - 46th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 9N5
Help Wanted 4329376 Wanted
Experienced Salesperson for local window company. Reply to Box #6 c/o The Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave, Vernon V1T1P5
Dave at Sears is looking for part time catalogue staff. Drop your resume off to Dave or Bev on Mon., Wed., or Sat. - 3101 48th Avenue, Vernon
ATTN: 33 Overweight People needed. We pay you for pounds you lose on our program. 1-877-677-9891 (Dawn)
Position available. Please bring resumes to the Spall Golf & Country Club Pro Shop.
LOCAL TRUCKING COMPANY • CLASS 1 DRIVERS TO HAUL DRY VANS WESTERN CANADA & USA. Only Drivers with winter driving & border crossing experience need apply. Dedicated tractors, Sirius Satellite radios, direct deposit. • COMMERCIAL TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIR PERSON. Must have experience and be proﬁcient in all types of truck & trailer repairs, journeyman papers not required. • COMMERCIAL TRUCK CLEANER. Interior cleaning only. All equipment & materials supplied. Monday to Friday. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Fax resume to: 250-546-0600
Due to rapid expansion throughout BC, we are currently seeking
STORE MANAGERS AND
MANAGERS IN TRAINING If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package.
Please send resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR Fax to 250-275-6707
JOB OPPORTUNITY The City of Armstrong is accepting applications for Summer Labourers. The position is covered under the CUPE Local 2709 contract and has an hourly rate of $20.23. These will be temporary seasonal positions only. The complete job description is available online at www. cityofarmstrong.bc.ca.
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Resumes can be mailed or dropped off to:
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Pat Hickerson, Public Works Manager City of Armstrong Box 40, 3570 Bridge Street Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0
MANAGER - Position NOCLS’s Vision is ‘Everyone is a valued member of the community experiencing respect, dignity and happiness.’ To achieve the vision, the following principles will guide the actions of everyone involved in the Society: - people will be supported, listened to and understood; - people will have inﬂuence over the choices in their life; - people will be acknowledged and celebrated for their abilities; - people will be supported in a simple straight forward, uncomplicated manner. If you possess those qualities, are able to provide leadership to both people in residential living arrangements and staff, please forward resume to: Executive Director NOCLS 2400 - 46th Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 9N5
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Join our Iris Team. Iris Vernon is looking for an outgoing, hardworking individual. Experience an asset but not required. As a member of our team you will work along side Optometrist, ﬁtting eyewear of the highest quality in the world of eyecare, helping to deliver exceptional customer service and performing administrative duties in a fun and professional atmosphere. Please drop off resume to Clara Mainville, Village Green Mall. No phone calls please. Iris is the largest eyecare provider in Canada with over 165 locations. www.iris.ca
required for Fast Paced Real Estate Ofﬁce.
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ARE you motivated to make a great income & look 7-10yrs younger? New patented medical technology just launched in Canada with incredible results, be part of the fastest growing team in North America. Call 250-275-4909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org CDA for Vernon ofﬁce MonThurs. F/T, experience pref. Fax resumes 250-542-5398 Church Organist required, Sunday am only. (250)3088428 Coach needed for women’s masters team. Committed to soccer and serious fun! Contact Kate KColbeck@telus.net 250-308-6374 Driver wanted for local escort service. Pay per trip. (250)558-5500
is accepting resumés for a part-time
FRENCH POSITION. Mail to 350-B 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 or email info@kingschristian school.com
Part time help required for Convenience Store, 20-30hrs/week, experienced cashiers please. Drop resume off at 2409 34 St. Vernon.
Hours 4 - 9pm Mon - Fri with potential for more. Computer expertise including Power Point, Excel, Mail Merge, Photoshop are essential. Internet data posting experience an asset. Own transportation a must.
Please send resume along with cover letter explaining your current situation, employment goals, & wage expectations to tierﬁnloch@gmail.com
Looking for a lasting career with opportunities for growth and advancement?
CITY OF ARMSTRONG
By Fax: 250-546-3710 By Email: email@example.com Deadline to apply is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2010.
Summer Program Coordinator
Okanagan Science Centre is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and organized individual as a Summer Program Coordinator. In conjunction with other members of the OSC team, the Program Coordinator will coordinate, plan, research, prepare, promote and deliver science based hands on activities for all ages in a safe, fun and professional atmosphere. More details at www.okscience.ca
ASSISTANT COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN CHERRYVILLE BRANCH The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an Auxiliary On-Call Assistant Community Librarian at our Cherryville Branch. Successful applicant may be required to do Storytime. Please refer to our website www.orl.bc.ca for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity. Closing Date: May 10, 2010 • Closing Time: 3 p.m. Please quote Competition #10-42 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
PIANO INSTRUCTOR SOUGHT
A position is open in September 2010 for a piano instructor at the Vernon Community Music School (vcmsonline.org). The successful applicant will have completed an ARCT and/or B Mus, be highly skilled in the instruction and performance of classical piano and have experience preparing students for RCM exams. VCMS is a highly unique and supportive environment and we require an enthusiastic team player. Please send your resume to 1705 – 32nd Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 2J3 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Deadline May 14, 2010
Help Wanted C/S Rep wanted immediately. We are looking for that special person to join our team. A mature, responsible person with exceptional customer service & computer skills who enjoys being a team player. On site residence a possibility. Knowledge of self storage & U-Haul computer programs would be an asset. Drop off resume at Vernon Mini Storage at 535725th Ave or fax 1-250-4930298 or email to email@example.com DRIVER - Live in Armstrong and want to work for yourself? Looking for motivated Class 1, 2 or 4 driver to drive Taxi full/ Part time in Armstrong. No experience necessary. Please call Jess at 250-558-8358, or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Experienced Hairdresser & Esthetician to join our team, friendly, well established Salon. Drop resume off at Beauty Haven 3403 30th Ave. 250542-0481 evenings Full time position for “Qualiﬁed” major appliance Technician. Gas ticket an asset. Drop resume @ Interior Appliance, 1009 Kal Lk Rd., on-line: email@example.com. No phone calls please. GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract req’d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737 Handyman required in Armstrong. Committed, hardworking & skilled. $15$25/hr. Fax 250-546-6927 Jim’s Place req. Cook /Prep & Frontend Customer Service People. (P/T+) Apply w/resume 1600 32nd St. After 3pm Looking for Housekeeper for Motel. $12/hr, Apply with resume. 250-549-2231 Manager with ECE License to Practice. In Penticton, call 250-492-7775 Mature person req’d for sales position. Must be avail for evenings & weekends. $10/hr to start. Reply w/resume to Red Top Grocery & Footwear. Now hiring Pro shop/snack shack position available. Please bring resumes to the Spall Golf & Country Pro Shop. SIGN CRAFT is currently looking for employees with production experience in the sign industry. Graphic Designers and in-experienced need not apply. Please contact Steve at signcraft.ca or fax 250-491-8601 or phone 250-491-8600. THE Prestige Hotel in Vernon is looking for exp. front desk clerks. Please apply in person w/resume to Angie or Darren directly at property. The Self Employment Program may help you start your own business. Unemployed people can call NOEES at 250-545-0585 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. El eligibility criteria will apply. Funded in whole or part through the Canada- British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.
Medical/Dental DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Required for bustling, cheerful, downtown Vernon ofﬁce. Minimum 2 years of dental experience required. Please send resume in MS word format to email@example.com
Trades, Technical Apprentice carpenter req’d by well established Vernon home builder, form work, framing, & ﬁnishing exp. an asset, competitive wages & beneﬁts. Fax resume to 250-545-3971.
Work Wanted DAY HIRES Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL “Seasonal Pickers, Landscaping & Yard Maintenance Skilled Trades People”
Contact Workﬁrst 250-545-5764
B24 Sunday, May 2, 2010 - The Morning Star
Attention: Have full-size P/U, will clean up yards, do dump runs, also small painting jobs, (250)542-6074 No Sun. calls
Will clean up your junk scrap iron, dead batteries, etc. Call us ﬁrst, 250-546-2416, Russ.
Dethatch, Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP. Paul (250)550-4256 HANDYMEN SERVICES Home, Mechanical, & Lawnmower repairs (Small engines) Reno’s, Window cleaning, pressure washing, ODD Jobs, dump runs. 250-550-9099 Lawn & Yard maintenance. Small renovation jobs & house repair. We build decks, railings, stairs, fences etc. No job to small so give us a call. Kevin 250-307-0157. MAN AND PICKUP Handyman 35 years exp. Ref., avail. Joseph 250-308-2773. Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Call (250)307-0683 NEED HELP- CALL JIM. Lawn & garden Mtce, Garbage removal, fencing & decks, Allen Blk- qualiﬁed. 250-503-5488 Painter looking for work, 27yrs exp. willing to work anyplace in BC or out of BC, non drinker, drug free, looking for long term w/employer. Please call 250-542-9735 start anytime.
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Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892 Nature’s Realm Natural Stress Relief for Body Mind & Spirit
* Relaxation Massage * Reiki In Home Visits For appointment call Linda @ 250-545-4509 Res. 778-930-0383 cell Reﬂex Massage, Reﬂexology Brain Axis & Golf Axis Erika: 250-938-1146
Education/Tutoring CERT ADULT Tutor offering ENG COMP SUPPORT. Private BX studio/ﬂex hours & fees. Bus projects, coursework & absolutely any written output. Call Deb 503-7735.
RENOVATIONS Complete Renovations, Roofing, & other Odd Jobs. Reasonable rates. Call Bob 250306-5741 Vernon & Area.
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In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS WE LOAD PICKUPS, TRAILERS, ETC. WE DELIVER: Lava rock, bark mulch, landscape rock, sand and gravel, screened topsoil, manure, Nature’s Gold organic products. SPRING HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
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OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL
BOOKKEEPERS AVAILABLE Personal, small business and corporate, A/P, A/R, payroll, all returns & statements. Experienced. 250-309-2056, 250558-0312. Professional Bookkeeping Services, Providing experienced services in bookkeeping, GST/PST/HST, ﬁnancial reporting for small businesses and self-employed individuals. University Certiﬁcate in accounting. Competitive rates. firstname.lastname@example.org 250253-3946
Countertops QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Boarding 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
Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388
Equestrian HERD SALE, TB, Arab, Holstein, Friesian Sport horses. Priced to sell, Weanling to 5yr. Career Holstein Brood Mare $2500, exc.health, some green broke. 250-547-8786. Natural Horsemanship Clinic With Larry Stewart Building A Partnership On the Ground/Riding May 1 & 2/29&30 Paradise Hills Ranch 648 Creighton Valley Road Lumby 1-877-727-3554 www.paradisehillsranch.com
Feed & Hay
Call us at 1-888-650-6968 or visit www.okanagancollegefoundation.ca
GOOD quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, square bales, barn stored. 250-542-9419, 250309-5956. Good quality horse hay, alfalfa grass mix, barn stored, $5.50 square bales 250-542-3610 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Ground maintenance & garden tilling, grass,shrub/tree trimming.250-549-2815 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
Moving & Storage
FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687 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
Registered Paint Quarter Horse, 6yrs old, green broke, nice temperament. $1000 (250)545-6405 Weiner pigs for sale. Call Pig City Farm 250-547-9421.
Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
Rooﬁng & Skylights
FENCE POST Installation, Excavating, Trenching, and Brush Cleaning. Great rates. No transport fee. Call Ly at 250-308-5403.
EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311
Lawn & Garden
ALLIUM LAWN CARE Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups. Experienced & Insured. Call Wesley @ 250-307-4933 Garden Rototilling small - medium sized gardens from $45. We also offer complete lawn & garden care. Meridian Lawn & Garden call Jan (250)550-5386
2 ADORABLE female boxer puppies ready to go may 10th 800 dollars call 545-1113 or 550-5767 or 503-4611 2yr old female Papillon, house trained, intelligent, complete medical records, all her supplies, $500. (250)548-0088 50+ Large mature Goldﬁsh Various marking, some very showy, upto 8yrs old, pond equipment. Phone ahead. 250-309-0072. Sale on Sun from Noon-4pm.
✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com
Vernon and District Volunteer Bureau
Hearts and Hands Community Network
Tack/Supplies 18” Stubben dressage saddle $450, English dbl. bridle $30, English show bridle $40, 76” & 78” summer blankets $25 ea, 2 western saddle pads $15 ea, leather saddle bags $15, wooden saddle stand $20, western ear bridle w/silver $50, silver bits $40 & $30, hackamore bridle $20. Call 250-838-6151.
Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 A1 Fridge $250, Stove $150, 240V apt.sz dryer $100, etc. Others, warrantied, delivery avail. 250-549-6042. Bar fridge & microwave $40/PAIR, (250)260-3949 Front load Washer & Dryer. $300, Stove $100 call Wendy (250)503-2355 Washer/Dryer $250. Stove $125. (250)549-3781 White stove $20, (250)5588243 WORKING condition Older large chest freezer. Offers. Bill 250-545-5111
Building Supplies 1800SQ.FT wave cut cedar siding, you remove- you can have it. (250)542-6556 Dry Fir Beams & Timbers Custom cut upto 34’, Competitive pricing. Rob 250-547-2239 email email@example.com
Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836.
Food Products Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494
Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Trees: black red currant $5, apricot $10, cherry $10, plum $10, apple $10, walnut $10, grape $6, lilac $6, rose $6, maple $5-$10, Mtn. ash $8, cranberry $5, blackberry $6, boysenberry $5, chestnut $5, raspberry 10-$8, hazelnut $8. Tony (250)558-0501
Firewood/Fuel Appreciation sale, approx 2 cords for the price of one, all species included. 250-2607932. Delivery available.
Classiﬁeds = Results!
April 28, 2010
Antiques / Vintage Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733 Must Sell! Oval oak barley twist gateleg tbl $400 obo. (250)542-1446 Must Sell! Queen Anne chair, need rehapol. $300 obo. Glider rocker chair w/stool $200 obo. (250)542-1446 Must Sell! Singer sew. mach. convtd. to elec. $300 obo. (250)542-1446
Support our students with scholarships and bursaries
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading
Pets 72 gallon ﬁsh tank with stand & everything to get started including ﬁsh, $250. (250)5493885 AUSSIE Shepherd/Border Collie pups, $450. 250-4693678 Blonde female Cocker spaniel, 4mos old, asking $400 (250)260-3722 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 10. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 Chihuahua, male ready to go end of May & 8mth old male $450/ea (250)492-7775 CONFIDENT CANINE Obedience Training. Basic to Advanced. Great introductory rates! (250)540-4468 Golden Retriever puppies, registered, guaranteed, vet checked, ready May2, $700. call (250)546-4089 Armstrong. Husky Malamute pups, shots, dewormed, family oriented. $400+. 250-770-1417 K9ER (X-RCMP) DOG TRAINING Obedience classes, all ages Tracking, S.A.R. K9ers.firstname.lastname@example.org 250-558-8332, 250-549-2318 LAB PUPPIES - 2 Black female, 1 Yellow male. Purebred non-reg. Dewormed, Vaccinated, Dew Claws removed. $650 ea. Salmon arm 250-833-1813 Looking for large breed female to have 1 litter w/unique R o t t w e i l e r / S h e p h e r d / Wo l f male, already have homes for 3 puppies & will help ﬁnd good homes for the rest. 250-5496950. Miniature purebred Poodle male puppy, born Jan. 3/10, no papers $500. (250)5466174 RADIO controlled fence, dog over 8lbs, complete $289 value, $120. Large pet kennel $60. OBO 250-542-1972. 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, vet checked, 1st shots, 1yr health guarante 250-838-5500
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.
ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
Tree Services Cheap danger tree removal by Certiﬁed faller. 250-838-6229 or 250-804-5113
Lawn & Garden ONE GUYS GARDENING Power rake, aerate, fertilize, pkg. Free estimates. Weekly reliable cuts. 778-475-5882. RILEY’S GARDEN Complete Yard Maintenance Service. Call Linda (250)545-0910
LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:
Hearts a nd Hands Communit y Net work www.volunteervernon.ca
www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.
in part b y Provinc e of B.C. and United Wa y If you would like to offer aFunded few hours of your time to the community, here are some of the Volunteer Opportunities that are available. Please contact Twylla at the Volunteer Bureau @ 545-8572.
O r gani zation
LARGE. SMALL 250.541.0111 VISA DECORATIVE HOURS DEBIT Mon. - Fri. MASTERCARD 8:00 am - 4:30 pm LAVA ROCK INTERACT Saturday SENIORS DISCOUNT 8:00 am - 4:00 pm SLATE Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm LANDSCAPE Closed Stat Holidays BLAST ROCK WHITE DOLOMITE BARK MULCH www.justrocks.org TOP SOIL SAND & GRAVEL 186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
C aetani Cultural Centr e V ernon Fir e R e scu e C r e ek sid e L andin g H istoric O’K e e f e Ranch
R eq u ir ed P osition E v ent Marshal l D oor-To -Door Drop Off s E v enin g Activity Assistant S cen e r y Per son & Gr e et e r
D ut i e s - Assist with comfort & enjoyment of visitors/ticket sales - Door to door drop off of Fire Smart Manuals
- Saturdays during summer months
- Assist with activities & interact with residents
- Varies: approx. 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Photograph e r Seamstre s s G en e r al Mainte nanc e Parking Lot Attendants Parking Lot Attendants
- Dress in period costume & provide general assistance
- Mon. – Sunday (4 hr. shifts)
- Assist with gardening & hedge trimming - Mon. to Sunday (varies) - Take photos at events (photography experience preferable)
- Mon. Sunday(varies) (varies) as wel Mon. totoSunday (at (at homehome as well)
- Sew on old Singer machine (sewing experience required)
- Fri. nights during July & August - 10:00 to 5:00 on Sat. June 12 th
- Act as hostess, serving beverages, etc, at Cowboy Dinner Show
- 1000 5:00 & Sun. & 1 1000 toto5:00 ononSatSat & Sun. JulyJuly 10th10 &th11th
- Directing cars during Mopars Car Show
- 10 :00toto 5:00 on Sat. & Sun. 31 & 10:00 5:00 on Sat. & Sun. July 31July & Aug. 1A
Parking Lot Attendants
S treet Marshalls
- Assist with registration & traffic control (Kids of Steel Triathalon)
BBQ Assistants Activity Supervisor Raffle Ticket Sales
- Sun. June 20 (6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) - Wed. June 30 ( 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
- BBQ cooks, servers and clean up crew (Funtastic Family Fun Night)
- Wed. June 30 (3:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
- Assist with activities, set up & clean up (Funtastic Family Fun Nigh st
- Ticket sales at IPE (2 hr. shifts) Sept. 1 to 5
Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.
MACHINERY SALE th
Saturday, May 15 9:00 am
Consignments accepted until 4 pm Friday, May 14th Park n’ Ride at former Sure Crop Feeds (Now Rapid Span)
- Directing cars during Motorcycle Festival - Directing cars during O’Keefe Cowboy Days
- noon to 4 p.m. (May 4 & 5)
- Mon. to Sunday (varies) Grounds K e e p e r He lp e r
- IPE hrs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT
903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C. Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan email@example.com • www.valleyauction.ca
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION
Home Makeovers Bathrooms, Kitchens, Additions, Decks, Woodworking, Painting, Flooring, Fencing. Free Estimates.
Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
Terrence John Interiors
Insured * References * Guaranteed
250-558-4527 • 250-308-1218
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
Quick uick Erec rectt Framin raming & Renos enos Basements - Decks - Vinyl Sidin Siding Laminate Floors - Drywall - Painting Paintin
No Job Too Big Bi or Small Free Estimates • Kevin Schuler
C: 250-306-4016 • H: 250-547-7979
Drywall, Tile and All Flooring For Free Estimate Call
Decks, Porches, Patios Hardie Siding Installer Window & Door Replacement E N T E R P R I S E S
Licensed, Insured, WCB, References
Additions, Suites and Interiors “The Affordable Professional”
Jed - (250)-307-4774
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COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 542-5925 GUTTERS
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Framing • Renovations Decorative Concrete • Concrete Repair
Journeyman Carpenter Incorporated, Licensed, WCB, Insured, Quality Guaranteed
Call us ¿rst for all your home improvement needs!
ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION General Contracting Superintendant Service Renovations • Decks
GET READY FOR SUMMER!
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
All outside projects - Decks, Fences, Patios, Pergolas, Gazebos, and all your inside remodels Painting, Tile, Plumbing, & Electrical!
Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated
Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
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
You WILL be noticed
Sun Valley Construction
Journeyman Carpenter, Cabinet Maker
KITCHENS, BATHS & MORE!
Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations
Phone Dave 250-558-7653
Quality Work Guaranteed
PAINTING & RENOVATING Quality Since 1989 • Handyman Services • No Job Too Small SENIORS DISCOUNT
Jalon Construction *Renovations *Basement Development *Additions/Garages/Shops *Quality Woodwork & Trim/Millwork Installations
Residential & Commercial - Fully Insured & Licensed Journeyman Carpenter(1983) Jim Hiebert 250 306-9410
and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
• Siding • Sofﬁt
• General Carpentry • Aluminum Railings • New & Renovations • Vinyl Decking
GEORGE SIMMONS C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459
WINDOWS & DOORS “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
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY
• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977
ONLY 5 MONTHS LEFT! 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
GET THEM DONE BEFORE HAVING TO PAY EXTRA!
Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design
Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
RedTruck Renovations Your one stop home repair company Custom bathrooms, cabinets, tile work, laminate, hardwood, doors and trim, basement suites, decks, sheds, play structures, general repairs Mike Muller Owner/Craftsman firstname.lastname@example.org cell: (250) 938-8133
home: (250) 275-6412
MOVING 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
Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226
WELDING WELDING FABRICATION SPECIALIZING IN ALUMINIUM & STAINLESS PRODUCTS & REPAIR 8102 Highland Place, Vernon ( north end of Swan Lake)
250-260-3257 www.lenblower.com • email@example.com
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GUTTERS & SIDING
BOOKKEEPING Tanisha Langner
â€˘ Seamless Gutters â€˘ Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding â€˘ Fascia & SofďŹ ts â€˘ Exterior Painting
Phone: 250-306-1227 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
T. Langner Bookkeeping
( 250 ) 542-4492
Hanging Baskets, Moss Planters, Annuals and more ...
DANâ€™S PAINTING & REPAIRS
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
Repaints our specialty! â€˘ Walls â€˘ Doors â€˘ Windows â€˘ Trim â€˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â€˘ www.timetopaint.com or
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
CELL: (250) 308-9237 TONY PREB
DL Decor & Painting
JACK WESSELL PAINTING
When you donâ€™t want it just coloured...
INTERIOR - EXTERIOR - CEILINGS SPRAYED STUCCO - WOOD - VINYL - FENCES
Over 30 years trained experience
All aspects of rooďŹ ng including roof repair
CREW WITH FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED QUALITY RATES
NEW PLANTS ARRIVING DAILY!
Open 7 Days a week 10am - 6pm â€˘ 250-548-3773 or 250-826-3075
ROOFING The Greenway RooďŹ ng Co.
at Kal Lake Store - Opening April 24th
Specializing in Small Businesses
PAINTING & RENOVATING Quality Since 1989 â€˘ Handyman Services â€˘ No Job Too Small
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE
R.O.W.P. Septics / Waterlines Driveways - Homesite Preps Rock - Concrete Breaking Fencing - Hydraulic Post Pouding Brush Danger Tree Removal
5464 Highway 6 Coldstream
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE â€˘ WORK GUARANTEED
Call Jack 250-308-2870
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Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
25 + years Experience
CLEANING SERVICE Ltd.
Cleaning Services * Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
Tannis Morrison (250) 558-8552 email@example.com
JD 310 4X4 Extend A Hoe Driveway, Repair Cold Paving Drainage Systems General Excavating Tandem & 1 Ton Trucking
KNN CONTRACTING â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
DITCHING SEPTIC LAND CLEARING DRAINAGE
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www.knncontracting.com Kirk Forster 250-540-5595
MASONRY Free tes a Estim
250-938-9566 25025 2 50 938 938-9566 9566
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD.
VERNON â€œFor All Your Masonry Needsâ€? Needsâ€? - new home - Brick, Cultured construction Stone,Glass Block - renovations - Over 20 years - repairs in Masonry - masonry BBQâ€™s Business
s 4RUCK -OUNTED #RANE s "UILDING MATERIALS DELIVERY TRUSS LIFTS ROOlNG ETC s 'ENERAL FREIGHT ,OCAL LONG DISTANCE HAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX
Kellyâ€™s Trucking & Excavating You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
Quality Rock & Block walls! Phone
â€˘ Reasonable Rates â€˘ Drive ways â€˘ Complete Excavating, Trucking & Landscaping services.
SUPERIOR DECK LTD VINYL DECKING â€˘ ALUMINUM RAILING
Kelowna WinďŹ eld 250-212-3075
back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â€˘ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org â€˘ Cell: 250-308-7373 skidsteer services shrub and brush removal
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
I CAN DIG IT RICK WARE EXCAVATING EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING â€˘ RETAINING & ROCK WALL BOBCAT SERVICE â€˘ LARGE & SMALL EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS
Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598
Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4
WATER SYSTEMS CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
OKANAGAN WELL & PUMP SERVICE
Sales, service & installation
â€œWater When You Need Itâ€? Kelly Desjardins
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Time & Money!
• NO Mowing • NO Watering • NO Maintenance Just Perfect Turf.
250-253-6609 or 250-838-9466
ROTOTILLING ROTOTILLING GARDENS & HEDGE TRIMMING Get Your Garden Ready for Planting! Call Mike
Stone Paving & Landscaping
A.S. (Andi) Towns • Driveways Owner • Patios • Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 • Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539 EMAIL: email@example.com
Over 15 years Experience • Call for a Free Quote
MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE
Journeyman Gardener working over 30 yrs in Horticulture. Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care. * Residential * Commercial * Strata * “Improving Your Property One Visit at a Time” Call jan for a Free Estimate
EVERCARE LANDSCAPING • HEDGE & SHRUB TRIM, SHAPE • TREE PRUNE • TREE REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEEDS • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • HAUL • DUMP RUN
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA
VERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342
NAGY LANDSCAPING Complete Landscape maintenance, hedge & shrub trimming, Spring clean-up, tree removal, New Landscapes.
250-547-2429 • 250-306-9896 • Installation of trees, shrubs, sod, topsoil, decorative rock and mulches • Spring Clean-Ups Free Estimates
FENCING SEAN GRAHAM OWNER/OPERATOR
BILL’S HOME REPAIR • Vinyl Fence Systems • Ranch, Decorative & Private SINCE 1992
503-4606 • 558-3352
TOPSOIL TOPSOIL Pure black, clean, cheap! Decorative Rock, Sand & Gravel
Please call 250-306-0736
FireGuard Sprinkler Systems Ltd. Locally owned & operated in Vernon area - Lawn & Garden Irrigation - Yard Lighting - Interface Fire Protection System - Fire Spinkler Systems for your home
Tel: (250) 308-4099
LAWN CARE LAWN MOWING Retired guy looking to keep busy. Reasonable rates for weekly or one time work. Call Warren 250-545-2298 or 250-306-3395
COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, STRATA Lawn Maintenance, Small Tree & Shrub Planting & Removal Flower Bed Recovery
All Your Drywalling Needs
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
STONE & TILE INSTALLATIONS
Okanagan Stone & Tile
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
RY on the Rocks
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL
Retaining Walls to Fireplaces Repairs to Renovations For all your stonework needs
Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
• Design • Installation • Maintenance
“Making Green Space YOUR Space”
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DARCY’S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *Certiﬁed
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Call Kevin 250-308-8268 • Foundations • Concrete Floors • Sidewalks • Retaining Wall • Engineered Wall • Driveway • Suspended Slabs
Small Concrete Jobs North Okanagan Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, Retaining Walls, or anything concrete. Regular or exposed.
Call 250-260-6503 for a free estimate.
If it’s concrete we do it. Serving Vernon since 2004
Retaining Walls: exposed, coloured, regular / Drives, Patios - custom work.
Free Est. Dave 250-275-0877
WINDOW CLEANERS • Homes • Commercial • Construction Clean • Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA
Mudjacking & Underpinning
Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.
(250) 547-1481 or (250) 545-9522 Free Estimates!
McLennan • Thompson
CONTRACTING • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Driveways PAT
549-0784 • 309-2570
e Concret tig sQuality e r e Work Inexpensive pricing P
an ad in this directory
“All Your Concrete Needs”
DEPARTMENT Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece •• Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residential• •15 12Years Years Experience
Chris … Phone/Fax 558-0590 • Cell 309-0410
• concrete wall sawing • skidsteer service with • door or window openings concrete breaker • pilings drilled • slab sawing • core drilling
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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 BEUAIR prep-table, bought new $2250, asking $1600 obo. 250-838-5562, 250-351-0239. Couch, loveseat & chair, dusty rose fabric, also db.sz 5pc white oak bdrm suite, all as new. Each set $800, +more items. Lets deal(250)549-1798 JYSK metal frame bunk bed, bottom folds up into couch, like new $325. 250-260-1881. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 LARGE cherry oak entertainment center, 65”Hx60”W, exc.cond $225 obo. 250-5457005, 250-308-9642. 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
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Shop from home! Garden Equipment 12hp lawntractor $400. Free pick up dead lawn/garden tractors. (250)260-5819 2 gas lawnmowers.$80/$100. SP free p/up dead garden/lawn equipment. 250-2605819. 2 Snapper ground drive lawn mowers. 1 pull start. $125. 1 electric start. $175. 250-5503318.
Heavy Duty Machinery 1981 Ford single axle dumptruck, certiﬁed, new clutch & breaks, new front tires, GVW 14,500kg. $7500. Call Roger, 250-718-8283 2009 Dual axle trailer, 7 ton ﬂatdeck, used 4mos, $4950. Call Roger, 250-718-8283
Heavy Duty Machinery
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Used kitchen cabinets (large kitchen) incl. light box with st. glass, $700 obo 250-546-0366
1/2 WRIT. APPRIAS. PRICES! 1 Engag. & Wed. ring set, beautiful sol. w/curve highest qual. diam. sz 5 $1300 obo. 1 set engag. & wed. rings, highest qual. diam. sz 5 & 6.5 $650 obo. 1 gents wed. band w/highest qual. emeralds sz 11.5 $350 obo. (250)542-1446 1979 Honda 75 dirt bike, 4 stroke, runs great! $500. 250260-1881. 2006 Beachcomber 6-person hottub, loaded, lights, insulation pkg, like new. $9000 new, Asking $4800. 250-549-6005. 20 quart mixer, $350 obo. (250)309-4481 Aluminum loading dock plate $500 obo. (250)309-4481 A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,100! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. ATTENTION CORPORATIONS Full bookkeeping to tax returns Reasonable rates Call Tom von Hansen 250-542-7529 at Hansa Accounting – since 1961 CASH REGISTER-Royal Alpha 583cx, dual displays, 26 Clerk ID system, auto tax, store header &many other features. $200. obo. 250-5031373. CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875.
Coffee and end tables-solid light Oak, glass top inserts. $200. obo. 250-503-1373. Computer desk and chair $80. Queen bed frame $20. 250545-3068. Countertop 2 barrel ice cap machine, hot cappuccino machine, & microwave, perfect fry self contained countertop deep fryer. Call for details & prices, 250-306-9909 Custom furniture. Rocker recliners, Coffee tables, & other assorted furn. 250-558-8791 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. Electronic “Putting partner” use indoors, family fun, includes putter! $20. (250)5451200 Entertainment unit-Solid light Oak, 3 shelves, bottom drawer. $50. obo. 250-503-1373 EQUIPMENT FOR RENT Zoom Boom Skytrack 4082, Bob Cat 5160, Tractor Kubota L39, Manlift 48’.Excellent rates. Hourly and daily with or without operator. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com For sale, older lawn bowling balls, Glenselite supergrip, size 1. $100, (250)542-0236 Fridge, Stove, washer, dryer $100/ea or $350 for all. 300 interlocking blocks $150. 16 concrete sidewalk slabs 24x24 $8/ea. 250-558-0871. Good clean queen mattress and boxspring.$50. 250-5031939. LEFT OVER LARGE HOTEL ORDER- 11 available. Brand new queen size pillow top mattress set $460- includes box spring- 2 choices, 1 king avail. These beds have never been slept in. Still in packaging with full manufactures warranty of 10yrs. 800 coil- Compare at $1299. (250)300-8757 Locally grown pyramid cedars 3+C, 1 gallon Mogul pine & Blue spruce, your choice $10 each. 250-308-9607 Misc house plants, Perennials, beautiful ﬂowers, Climbing rose, hibiscus, homemade perogies. (250)545-3667 MOVING STUFF? UTILITY & CARGO TRAILER RENTALS www.umoveit.ca 250-558-7253 Newer freestanding hammock, black wrought iron base, $50 (250)260-8997 Pool/Dock Slide, Fiberglass, slide, aluminum ladder & rails, curves right, $500 (250)5457663 REBUILT electric furnace $300 obo. (250)309-4481 SEICO ladies watch, classy custom bracelet, purchased at craft fair in Tuscon $120 obo. 250-545-3175. Slat wall hooks. $5.00 per dozen. 250-503-1373. Small electric mower- Sharp $50 obo. (250)542-1446 *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012.
2003 EX 200 LC c/w Q/A & new cleanout
bucket, 3200hrs, very clean machine $69,500 obo.
Medical Supplies LIKE NEW must sell electric wheel chairs, power lift recliner, assist pole, transfer chair 250-546-8047 Mobility scooters, power chairs, lift chairs, walkers, Shoprider Dealer 250-542-3745 www.okmobilityscootersplus.com
Misc. for Sale
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SCRAP & BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERYGold/Silver coins top prices paid on the spot- Raven Traders, 2904 30th Ave. (250)549-4322 WANTED: 4x8’ pool table in good condition. Call (250)5457849 Wanted: Cash for: Copper/ Brass- Radiators, wire, plumbing, etc. Will also haul away unwanted metal 250-546-3556 WANTED: Cement patio blocks. Call after 5pm. 250542-0974. Wanted: Smaller oval ped. table w/leaf, will pay $150 or trade for antique table. (250)542-1446
Musical Instruments Small antique Hammond electric organ, very cute & working well. $75 (250)547-6967 Stringed Instrument Repair Hustler Guitars 250-549-6520
Sporting Goods CHILD’S tandem bike attachment, 1yr old, in good shape, $75. (250)260-1978 HIKING/BEAR Season Shotgun Specials, choice SKS’s from $299. GLOCK stocking dealer, quality ﬁrearms bought & sold at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, #4 - 1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 762-7575
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For Sale By Owner
ONE OF A KIND
6499 Cosens Bay Rd.
4308 15 Avenue • Listed for below replacement cost • Schools, shopping, and all amenities nearby • Lots of parking, good family area • 1460 sq. ft. 3 level split, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, large kitchen • Private back area, covered sun deck, Beachcomber hot tub incl.
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46 acres bordering ranch & gov’t park Bring your dreams — farm, B&B, riding stable, vineyard Presently 26 head cattle, shelters, fenced, lge. shop 22 acres, alfalfa, hay ﬁeld, pasture 3480 sq. ft. custom built rancher Very open concept, lots of windows
PHONE 250-260-3238 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92321 for pics & info
PHONE 250-545-1817 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92653 for pics & info
WELCOME RETIREES & NEWLYWEDS
#20 Pallisades MHP
712 Hubert Avenue • Central location, wall to all amenities • Beautiful private fenced back area, garage too • All new updates, plumbing, insulation, exterior & interior paint, windows, ﬂooring, counter tops, sinks, faucets, bathroom • Hurry in at this price!!
• Private large yard — cul-de-sac • 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, lge. entry/ storage area • New laminate, low E windows, cupboards, counter tops, laminate, light ﬁxtures & faucets, ceiling, plumbing, 5 new appliances incl.
$219,000 PHONE 250-838-0440 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92660 for pics & info
PHONE 250-550-4953 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92664 for pics & info
SPARKLING “BRAND NEW”
Tools 3 1/4hp Freud router w/stand, Delta 13.5” thickness planer, Shopsmith w/chisels, Delta jigsaw,misc tools. 250-546-9593. Complete basement shop system for sale, all tools incl. plus some materials. Call Stan at 250-542-4244 for details HD Tirfor Jack w/50’ cable $200. 1/2” 5spd drill press $175. 14” and saw $175. (250)549-3182 Homelite brush cutter $150. 12” commercial rad. arm saw $350. (250)549-3182
Acreage for Sale 5.5 acres ﬂatland, fully serviced, pics at monashee-recreation.com. 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 $240,000 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.
2790 Rosedale Avenue
2023 Hunter Crescent • For the discerning buyer • Completely updated 3200 sq. ft. designer home • 5 bdrm, 3 baths, new hardwood ﬂoors, awesome granite counter tops • New stainless appliances (6) • Steps to the golf course
• All amenities & schools within walking distance • Large fenced yard, garage/workshop, lots of parking • 2600 sq. ft. recently updated rancher • 2 bdrm, 1 bath, up and down • Original hardwood, electrical & plumbing updated
PHONE 250-833-8091 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92651 for pics & info
PHONE 250-546-0245 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92661 for pics & info
SOLID FAMILY HOME
Apt/Condos for Sale 1bdrm condo, close to downtown, Vernon, storage, balcony, $119,900. 250-838-6904 Silver Star, Creekside studio, fully furnished & equipped, full kitchen, bath, murphey bed, n/s, n/p. May-Nov. $625. 250549-7087. Urban Pointe Condominiums 3800 28 A Street. Pricing from $139,900. 250-307-5522.
STARTING AT $6.19
2” TO 6” THICK - CUSTOM CUT OR CUSTOM ORDER MEMORY FOAM TOPPER PADS - 3LB & 5LB DENSITY SINGLE TO KING SIZE - 2” & 3” THICK
For Sale By Owner
3414 16 Avenue
3009 39 Avenue • Convenient location - 1 block to 32 Street & all amenities • Walk to arena, pool, rec centre, mall • Bring your “home business” here Location, location • Presently rents for $700/month
$215,000 PHONE 250-542-7021 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92650 for pics & info
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Quiet street, close to church & DD ball diamonds 1284 sq. ft. home & full basement, spacious yard 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath up, awesome bright LR 1 bdrm, laundry/storage, large workshop/ great room down Bring your ideas to update this solid home
$299,900 PHONE 250-412-4123 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92663 for pics & info
16 acre Hobby farm, mobile home w/view of Monte Lake, paddocks/shelters for horses and outbuildings.$499,000. obo. 250-375-0061.
For Sale By Owner 1996 Enderby home, 2000sqft, 3bdrm 3bath, .17acre, many extras, Must see! Reduced $349,900 250-308-9882. COMPLETELY renovated, 1 bed + storage downtown condo. New kitchen, ﬂooring & bathroom. Great for 1st time buyer or investment property. Asking 145k. Seller ﬁnancing, ZERO DOWN also available. Get into a great property & keep your cash with this rare opportunity. 250-503-4604
House on acreage, owner ﬁnancing, 4bdrm, 3bath on 4acres near Enderby w/fruit & berries, pasture & horse shelter, owner will take property or RV etc. in trade as part down. $449,000. (250)838-0509, 250-309-1506
Call today and get noticed! 250.550.7900
PRIV.setting w/large covered deck, large loft master bdrm w/ensuite/jetted tub, 3bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, large family room, open ﬂoor plan w/vaulted ceilings. 4125 Highland Park Cres. Armstrong. Asking $324,800. 250-546-0064 250-542-0064, 250260-0342.
Houses For Sale 1-ACRE, Spall, w/14,000sqft warehouse, can build home $275,000. 250-546-6811
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Call Bobby Mitchell with Century 21 and learn how to put money in your pocket! 250 550 4464
WANTED! Have clients looking for 3 - 5 bdrm. split level up to $450,000. Double garage - ﬂat lot - nice area. Please call Trish @ Re/Max Vernon 250-558-9598 (This is not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale)
MORRIS MANOR Spacious 1 bedroom suite. 2 bedroom corner suite. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
Lots BEST LOT in the Foothills, 75x150, Whitecourt Place. No GST $309,900. 250-558-7792 EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner ﬁnancing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com 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
ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building
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1993 12x60, 2-bdrm mobile home, skylights in kitchen & bath, $49,000 (250)547-2025
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Apartments for rent
FOR SALE BY OWNER • 2.5 park like acres • South B.X. • 3 bed., 2 bath character home • 800 sq. ft. heated/AC shop and much more
$679,000 834 25th Avenue View by appointment
250.558.8277 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2bdrm, 1.5bath, lots of upgrades; ﬂoors, countertops, window coverings, new decks, central air, wheelchair accessible, $339,000. Drive by 2310-40th ave. 250-545-6017.
3 BDRM, 1.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE recently reno’d with hardwood ﬂooring, paint, new hot water tank, located on creek close to town. Small strata with low fees. Call Greg at Remax 250-308-4520 for details. Armstrong, 3bdrm, 2bath rancher, very private large corner lot, dead end street, shop w/220 power. 250-546-9593. EXECUTIVE 5 BED HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS IN DESIRABLE FOOTHILLS, Quality custom built 3 level home, huge landscaped backyard backs onto a natural ravine, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on one level, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood ﬂoors, fully ﬁnished basement, double garage, covered deck, RV parking. $539,000. 250-550-0238. Priced for a quick Sale! New Middleton Mnt view home, R/I bsmn’t suite, 3bdrm, 2baths, c/w $429,000. Flexible possession www.okhomesellers #25512. (250)309-1365
OPEN HOUSE Fulton area. Sunday, May 2 11-2pm 5812 Teal Drive. 5bdrm, den, 3 full bath, 3,000sq.ft., open concept. $469,500. 250-558-1568.
… in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each ﬂoor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P To view, call
2bdrm, 2bath, 7appl, single garage, centrally located, walk to Kin beach, pet friendly, no age restriction, large yard. $327,000. 250-503-1488. BELLA VISTA Motivated Seller! 2yr old End Unit Townhouse. 3bd, 2.5 ba, hardwood, ceramic, 1585 sqft + 608 sq ft in part ﬁn w/o bsmt. Huge Master bed with w/i closet & ensuite bath. Remaining New Home Owner Warranty/Low Strata Fees/ Beautiful! Asking $330,000 OBO Call Markella 250-275-1344 or email email@example.com Location, Quality, Price, 1700sqft, 3bdrm, 2.5bath, valleyview loft, oak & new carpet, air, appl, garage, view #17 5886 Okanagan Landing Rd, $324,500. 250-549-7082
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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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Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
Homes for Rent
1 & 2bdrm, secure building, reno’d, close to downtown, $800 & $850, 250-307-7117, 250-549-9465 1bdrm & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630 1-bdrm apartment, downtown location, Avail June1, $650/mo, (250)275-3137 1BDRM apt. near Hospital, laundry, heat, water, F/S, parking inc. NS, NP. (250)5427982 1bdrm, recently reno’d, adult oriented, pool, on-site laundry, covered parking, NS/NP, $685/mo +util. 250-938-3959. 2BDRM, 1bath, F/S, A/C, NS, onsite laundry, close to amenities, R.R. small pet okay, $750-$850/mo. 250-3068252, 250-545-8252 8am-8pm 2BDRM, 2-bath suite, downtown location, a/c, f/s, balcony, dishwasher, parking, $800/mo. N/P, 250-549-0644. 2-bdrm apt/condo in Armstrong, n/s, n/dogs, Avail May 1, $800/mo, (250)546-8177 2-bdrm, near Vernon Square Mall, N/S, $750 +util, ref. May 30. (250)558-3736 3bdrm, 1.5bath condo, bright, clean, centrally located, June 1. $1050/mo +util. 250-542-8488. ADULTS 55+ 2bdrm central, $750/mo. RR. 250-558-8261 ARMSTRONG: 2-bdrm, $725 + 1-bdrm, $550, heat incl, Ann (250)546-0993 Ref. please CALL ABOUT OUR RENT INCENTIVES” 1bdrm & 1bdrm+ den, - spacious, very clean and well maintained buildings. Centrally located,downtown, next to 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 Clean 1-bdrm apart, Dwntown, a/c, n/s, R.R. $675/mo Avail Now, (250)269-0048 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Large spacious 1bdrm, central view, Alexis, reno’d, clean, n/s, May 1. $795. (250)260-8511 MAPLE RIDGE GARDENS Deluxe 2bdrm, 2bath, spacious condo, w/large wrap around balcony w/city views, gas ﬁreplace, new appl. insuite laundry, secure adult building, u/g parking & guest suite, ns, $985/mo. (250)308-9402 MOVING? NEED A TRAILER? www.umoveit.ca 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 NEW 2bdrm 2bath, avail. Imm. A/C, s/s appl. W/D avail, np, ns. $1050 & up (250)938-4185
New renovated nice & bright, 1-bdrm, f/s, a/c, great location, near rec centre, close to all amenities, $725, n/s, n/p Avail now, (250)542-2681 Nice 2-bdrm, downtown Falkland, f/s, $650+util, May1st call Roy at (250)868-7690 ON Okanagan Lake, Adventure Bay, 3bdrm, 2bath, f/s, d/w, w/d, n/s, n/p, $1400/mo. (250)542-3512 after 6pm RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 Studio condo at Silver Star, furnished, avail Imm, monthly or long-term lease, all util/incl. $675/mo 250-558-1870.
2bdrm duplex, furnished apt. 1 min from Okanagan lake, private beach, garden space, quiet area, 20 min from town, $895 incl/util. Avail. May 1. 250-549-1702 AVAIL June 1, duplex, Lumby, 3bdrm, 2baths, new kitchen, close to schools, parks, & shopping. $1100/mo +util. R.R. 250-550-6279. Clean bright 2-bdrm, lower suite, close to D.T. $900/mo incl/util, n/s, n/p, 250-306-4088 Duplex on acreage, 4bdrm, 3bath, R/R, large deck, garage, fabulous view, F/S, laundry h/u, NP. $1300/mo +util. June 1. 250-542-3914. Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $800 (250)838-9657
1BDRM home, pleasant location, Vernon, ns/np, w/d, f/p $750. avail now 250-542-9154 2-bdrm house close to Butcher Boys, walking distance to mall, incl F/S, D/W, W/D, N/S, N/P, $1000 + util & DD. (250)541-0138, (250)542-0654 3bdrm house for rent, avail imm, near downtown, 250549-6554, 250-372-4842.
3 BD main ﬂoor house for rent. Newly reno’d, a/c, covered carport, Large yard with 2 decks. Avail. June 1st, $1250 mo. + 1/2 utils + dd. n/s & pets neg. Please call 250-542-2117 3 BDRM. 2 bath newly reno’d main ﬂoor f/s/d/w/d, f/p near V.S.S. avail immed $1500 + util. Also 2 bdrm basement suite avail June 1. $1200 + util. Pet neg. 250-308-9366 3 bedroom main ﬂoor house in Winﬁeld. Ofﬁce space could be fourth bedroom. New paint and carpets. Beautiful views. Available immediately. $1250 per month, ns. 250-558-8231 4bdrm Coldstrm home, 5 acres. Dble car garage /fresh paint.$1600+util 250-549-0644 Armstrong, 2bdrm country house w/garden, avail May 15 or June 1, $1000/mo incl/util. 250-546-6471. Armstrong full comfortable living quarters w/large shop, 11’ ceilings, 12’ bay door, avail.June 1, asking $1450/mo 250-545-7196, 250-550-6073 Avail May 1, garage enclosed, 2bdrm, 1bath, fenced yard, $900/mo + all util. F/S, DW, AC, D.D., NS. 250-545-5690. Av Immed. 3-bdrm w/den, private yard, spacious, centrally located. n/p (250)542-0060 Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park with lakeview, N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Immed, RR Kristen 250-3065604 BX area, 3bdrm, 5appl, 1.5bath, NS, pets neg. $1300/mo +util. Ref’s & Lease agreement. 250-542-3827 BX/Silver Star Area, 3-bdrm cottage home, f/s, n/s, n/p, $900 + util, (250)545-5004 Centrally located in East Hill, 4bdrm 2.5bath $1100 +util. ns, np, avail. now. (250)938-8600 Coldstream, 3bdrm, 3bath, fenced yard, inground pool, hot tub, close to schools. $1800. July 1st. 250-558-1896 Coldstream school, beautiful 4bdrm, 2 bath, 2300 sq.ft., high-end reno’s, 1/3 acre, a/c n/s, n/p. $1675 +util. June15 or ? 250-558-8243 East Hill home 3/4bdrms, 2bath, $1250/mo +util. By Application call (250)260-8425 Fully furnished,4 bdrm, 3.5bath, executive strata home at Silver Star, avail. immed to Nov. 30, $1500/mo. +util. NS, NP, (250)549-7016 Furnished, 4bdrm, 3bath, executive, Silver Star, April 1. ns, np, $1099+util. 250-558-5045 INCREDIBLE RENTAL Canadian Lakeview Estates. 2800sqft. stunning lake views, natural park-like setting, incredible yard $1900/mo+util n/s, n/p, Ref. private boat launch, beach access. (250)558-4698 Large 4-bdrm, 3-bath, little pet ok, Avail Immed, $1500 250-545-8443, 250307-4948
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Commercial/ Industrial DOWNTOWN OFFICE LEASE SPACE WITH PARKING. From 860 to 12,500 sq ft. Call Scott Davidson
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North end location 960’ - $700/month 1528’ - $1050/month 2160’ - $1475/month Loading dock access • 5342’ - $3650/month • All units with overhead doors Call Ray Stafford - Vernon Management 250-549-0198 QUONSET Barn building, 30x40’, 12’ high doors for shop or storage, lower Silver Star Rd, (250)542-1996. 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.
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.
2-1bdrm suites avail. close to town, f/s, w/d, ns, 1 cat ok, $675/mo. Chris (250)542-0657 2bdrm upstairs, 1bdrm inlaw suite down, new paint, carpet, $1250 NP, F/S. 250-545-9063.
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Homes for Rent Beachfront home on Kal Lake in Coldstream
Older 3 bedroom rancher on large lot with 80 ft. of lake front. Available immediately. Prefer mature, “handy man”, long term tenant. $1,600/month + utilities.
250-309-1742 • 3 bdrm townhome. 1.5 bath, nice, cat OK. $950 • 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, large upper suite with utilities. $1300 • Lumby 1 bdrm above ground suite, new, bright, 800 sqft. $800, includes utilities
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1997 Moduline 14x66, one owner, non-smokers, shows new, 2-bdrm., 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, open ﬂoor plan, new appliances. 250-838-6303 Clean, quiet 2bdrm trailer, located on Good Water Dr. off Westside rd, Vernon BC. $850/mo, propane not incl. F/S, W/D incl. Darcy 250-3099919 or 250-275-6582. In Lumby, In Valmarie, 3bdrm, F/S, W/D, gas heat, NP, Avail imm, $800/mo. 250-503-7044.
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LOWER MISSION Hill area. 4 bdrm, 2 bath avail June 1. Recent updates include, ďŹ xtures, laminate, paint. Large yard and deck. 1 BDRM suite incentive included with rent. NS, No Drugs, No Parties. Lease. $1600/mon +util &DD. Pets Negotiable. 604-612-0663 MOVING? NEED A TRAILER? www.umoveit.ca 250-558-7253 Older 3bdrm home in the country, avail imm, $900/mo. 250-546-6837. U-PICK your home! Rent to own. Phone Rick (250)9388696 Upper ďŹ‚oor, 2bdrm deck, f/s, w/d, n/p, n/s. DD. $850/mo incl utils. May 1st, 250-542-3309
1 BD + den, off street parking, shared laundry, hydro and heat inclâ€™d $700 250-503-7418 1 BDRM $700/mo plus utils, available immed., ns, np & no pets, shrd W/D, parking. Ref req, Call 250-309-5862 1-bdrm, bright, open, n/p, n/s, util/incl, $675, 250-545-6096 days. 1BDRM +DEN East Hill area, 5-appl. daylight, priv.entry & driveway, f/p, ns, np, avail. July 1, $800 util/incl. (250)275-1659 1bdrm suite, brand new, ns, np, single person pref. $700. Avail. May 15. 4708 Bellevue Dr. (250)558-1181 2BDRM, clean, NP/NS, for quiet person/s 1-$750, 2-$850 incl/util. 250-558-3940. 2bdrm, level entry, 1325sqft, 4appl, NS/NP, $900/mo util/incl. 250-558-3664. 2-bdrm suite, all new, above grd, private entry, parking, WD h/u, n/p, $1000 inc int/cable, Ref & DD Req. (250)542-3201 2 BDRM SUITE, Sep laundry, lg yard w fruit trees & garden. Close to town, on bus route, N/S, N/P, $850/mo Utils incl. Avail immed. 250-870-1886 2bdrm, util/incl. N/S, N/P, $695/mo. Close to school, Avail immed. 250-308-0045. $650 1 bd bsmt, incl util, wi-ďŹ , sat tv. priv lndy, pkg, ent. n/s, n/p. May 15. 542-8847 Brand new 1bdrm daylight suite, approx.1000sqft, adult oriented single family home on 15acres hillside w/beautiful view, very priv.setting, only 10mins drive to Vernon, fully equipped large kitchen w/4 appl. radiant ďŹ‚oor heat, wood f/p, w/d, carport, avail May/June $850 250-542-8004. BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mo, plus util 250-275-0665 Bright, open 1bdrm. Sep. entrance & parking. NS/NP, $800 incl utilities + $400 DD. Avail immed. 250-309-7267 Bright & priv.1bdrm, walking distance to mall & Wal-Mart, shared laundry, small pets ok, $775/mo incl/util, cable & wireless internet. 250-542-2655 Coldstream, 1-bdrm & den, ground level, 950sqft, renoâ€™d, n/s, n/p, laundry, June1, $800 incl/util, (250)558-8243 COLDSTREAM ESTATES - 2 bedroom suite. Bright, clean, on a quiet dead end. Separate entrance, private yard, amazing views. see kijiji for pictures. $950 with utils 250-260-2763 Furnished 1 bdrm, n/p, n/s, w/d access. $625 util incl. Avail April 31. 250-260-2807 MIDDLETON: AVAIL May 15/Jun 1, large 2 bd, 6 appl, patio, n/s, $1100/mo. incl. util. 250-306-3036 Newly renoâ€™d, 2bdrm, bsmt suite, $875 mo. Incl., all util/cable, shared laundry, avail May1. D.D. N/s, n/d, n/p. 250-545-8654. Superb fully furnished & equipped ski chalet, 2bdrm, 1bath, Sleeps 6, Avail Immed Oct31 $795/mo 250-661-9914.
1974 MGB, collector plates, must see! $7900. (250)3089277 1989 Trans AM GTA original Pristine, black/black leather 350 T-tops, 21,000km original, show rm cond. $28,000 obo. (250)558-1194, 250-241-0627 WATER-LO-BOY stationary engine, 2hp, rebuilt, $500. (250)542-6881
1998 Ford Escort 4dr auto, 4cyl, 152K, exc. cond. $2950. 250-938-0012 2001, Silver Mustang Conv. H.P, GT, nice cond, leather, all options, light low bar, 97K, $12,800 (250)542-9772, 250308-7616 2002 SunďŹ re, 2dr, low kms, brand new winters on rims, $5800 OBO. (250)275-3294 2004 Blue Pontiac SunďŹ re standard, 180km, great condition, one owner, Euro lights.$3700.00 (obo)Call 250308-9791 2004 Z06 Corvette, six speed, 405 hp, very clean, 22,000 kms, $42,500 250-542-8317. 2005 Chevy Cavalier, black 2 door, sunroof, new tires, excellent condition $5500 OBO 250-549-4243 2006 PT Cruiser 13K, fully loaded, auto, lady driven, showroom cond.250-545-0545 2008 Chev Cobalt, 2dr, auto, full load, sunroof, 30,000kms, exc.cond $9500 250-545-8502
2003 KLR 650 $4000 obo. 250-260-7871. 2004 Kawi Ninja 636, custom exhaust, & fuel chip, $5992. 250-379-2603, 250-308-0022 2007 BMW F800S, 1350kms, $8500. 2002 BMW R1150 RT 8600kms, $12,000 250-5426040 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 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. www.vtwinokanagan.ca or 250-764-7075
2003 Coachmen Mirada 34ft Class A. Ford V-10, 17,000mi, ABS, 2-Fantastic ceiling fans, Superslide, new ďŹ‚oor & awnings. $49,900 250-549-7416. 2005 22â€™ Class â€œCâ€? MH, 40,000m., ex. shape, ns, np, loaded, $38,900obo. 869-1464 2005 298BHS Jayco Travel Trailer, large slide, sleeps-7, bunk beds, a/c, heat, cable, satellite hook up, CD, DVD, stereo, day/night shades, full width storage front & back. Excellent Condition $21,500 obo. 250-308-9438. 2005 GMC 3500 diesel, 2007 9â€™6 Okanagan camper. Will sell camper sep. 546-6625. 2008 COUGAR 243RKS trailer & 2008 Chev Silverado 2500HD Classic duramax diesel. Like new condition. Rear kitchen, livingroom slide, 24â€™ trailer with upgraded queen bed, WeberQ200 bbq, other extras. Truck fully loaded crew cab, leather, spray in box liner, rollup cover, step bars, sun roof, bose sound, remote start, Kenwood system with satellite radio and Nav system. Only 35,161km. Package $59,900. Call 250-762-4306 If you are looking for a great MH, donâ€™t miss this one. 2000 40â€™Damon Escape, Cummings diesel, Allison 6spd, auto tranny, 14â€™ slide, fully loaded. $65,000 obo. 250-545-0790
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OfďŹ ce/Retail 1700SQFT w/ofďŹ ce & storage space. Ideal location for small business. Lots of parking. For further info please contact 250-542-8566, 250-309-9246
Pasture Pasture for Horses inc. holding pen & shelter off Hwy 6. (250)545-4653, 250-308-0977
Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052. Rental Mobile Recreational united NEEDED July 16 & 17, for family Reunion, Armstrong, by reliable older folks. Call 250-549-6763
Senior Cottage 1 bedroom, 3 meals daily, 24 hr monitoring with all services. $1200/month Call Elly 250-545-0470 or 250-549-8367
Senior Assisted Living Respite care at Casa Soraya Licensed registered care aide at private home for independent & semi independent, complex care. Per day or month. Call to reserve & or prices. 250-307-5576.
Shared Accommodation 1-BDRM in large 3 bdrm to share. Female pref. w/d d/w f/p f/s $500/mth 250-308-0675 ph Carol for appt. Aval Immed. 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Close to town, 1bdrm, shared bath, $425/mo. + SD. standard util/incl. (250)308-1147 FURNISHED room for rent, incl, cable/util, $400/mo +DD, (250)550-4740 Furnished room in large house, 7min. to Vernon. 15min. to Silver Star, Fitness room, pool, $450/mo incl util, Suitable for mature prof. or student. (250)503-8018 Private bedroom in beautiful home overlooking Swan Lake. 7 mins from town on bus route. Includes all utilities, available immed. 558-3302 778-475-5911 or 778-9300181 Sue $500.00
Storage 2500sq.ft storage space in downtown Vernon on Main St. bsmnâ€™t, rent negotiable, 250550-4295 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 1-250-212-8489 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090.
Auto Accessories/Parts 1 Ton dually steel truck rack frame. (250)545-0944 2003 Vista Range, Canopy 6â€™â€™ with sliders $850.00 (250)2755014 2 UNIROYAL TIRES, TIGER PAWS, 225/60/R16 $50/PAIR. 250-542-7239. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 GMC Sonoma ďŹ berglass canopy, $200. Mazda B2200 ďŹ berglass canopy, teal green, $200. (250)260-0394 Hood for â€˜55 Chev with Bird & Emblem, $1200 250-5428317. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000kms, Warranty. 250-542-2685. Trading or selling 8â€™ ďŹ berglass rear-rise canopy, $250. Looking for 8â€™ alum.canopy w/ďŹ‚at roof. 250-549-7350. WRECKING GM FWD Cars, all parts on the shelf. Motors $300 & up. Doors $75 & up. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250546-9055.
Cars - Sports & Imports 1991 Acura Legend, fully loaded, runs great! Good student car $2000 250-260-1881 1991 Mercedes Benz 300E 161K in exc. cond. asking $6000. Jerry 250-542-4440 1999 Toyota Tercel, well maintained, great gas mileage, $4995 obo. 250-503-5244. 1999 VW Jetta 4dr auto, new winter tires, runs good, $4200. (250)308-0793 2000 VOLVO S70 T5 Automatic. 260 000kms. Extremely fast and safe car. $3400 Call Curtis 1-250-833-8899 2002 CIVIC LX, Sedan, Manual, one owner, pampered, Honda Serviced, extras, 144,000 highway km, $8700, 250-546-9475 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, manual, all serviced at Acura. $12,950. 250-309-4920. 2005 Toyota Echoe, red, 4 dr, Sedan, air, power locking, cd player, 14,000kms orig/owner, like new. $10,000. obo. 250558-4158.
Off Road Vehicles 2005 YAMAHA Raptor 700 very low hrs. $6500. FIRM! serious enquiries only. PH.(250)308-6941 2008 Honda Rubicon, 376kâ€™s w/warn winch, ramp, snow blade, twist throttle, heated grips, Swamp Fox tires, gun & bow racks, chainsaw holster, service manual $9800. 250558-7357.
1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R exc. shape, $2495. (250)546-9972 1993 Suzuki Katana, GSX, 750F, clean, 37K, new chain, sprocket, tires, garage stored, $3500 250-558-7066 1998 Harley Davidson FXDL, loaded, mint cond, lady owned, 36,000kms, $9800 250-308-2185. 1999 Yamaha V-Star 650, pristine cond. 17,000 miles, extras $3900. 250-503-4685 2000 Honda 70 dirtbike, exc. cond. $1250. 250-545-4661. 2000 Honda CR250 many extras, $2800 obo. (250)5457655
1981 Vanguard Camper, 10â€™8, good shape, toilet & shower, queen bed, lots of storage, $3000 obo. 250-558-4867. 1985 PaceArrow 35â€™, rblt 454, exc tires, slps 6, twin beds, solar 1500W Inverter, exc shapeupdates. Worth a look. $15,900 obo. 250-769-5243. 1989 Corsair 5th wheel, 35â€™, new tires & batteries, awning. $5,000. 250-550-3318. 1990 Corsair 27â€™ MH, 96,000kms, runs on gas or propane, 2 solar cells, twin beds, very comfortable rig. $15,500. 250-547-2308. 1992 Komfort 20â€™ travel trailer, bunk beds $5000. (250)5476158 1993 25.5â€™ Terry 5th Wheel, c/w slide, clean, Asking $9500 OBO, sell with 2000 GMC Sierra, 4x4, 2500 Crew-cab, 5.7L, low mileage, $23,000 pkg obo (250)545-4039 1997 Coleman tent trailer, 2 double beds, 3-way stv/fridge, $4200. obo. 250-309-3547. 1998 Slumber Queen 7ft6â€? Camper. Excellent Condition $4000. 250-546-3066 2000 - 27â€™ GM Corsair Class â€œCâ€? Motorhome. Never any smokers or pets. 37,000 Km. Incl generator and TV. $28,500. call 250-540-4439 or firstname.lastname@example.org to view. 2001 Dutchman Class C 22â€™ motorhome, tires, brakes, battery- like new, exc. cond. 77,200k $23,900. 250-546-6667 2002 21â€™ Big foot trailer, 15,000k, new price $30,000, asking $17,000. 250-542-6881 2003 29.5â€™ Hitchhiker 5th wheel, 2 slides, queen bed, shower, large windows, immac cond $21,500. (250)549-3339
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
Suites, Upper 1bdrm, quiet neighborhood, walk to downtown, newly renoâ€™d, plus garden, f/s, w/d, util incl., n/s, suits single, ref., $750. 250-308-0669 or 250-542-3234. 3-BDRM, bright, yard, storage, laundry, Mission Hill, $1150+ 1/2util, June1, (250)558-8243 Armstrong, 3-bdrm, heat & a/c incl, n/s, n/p, adult oriented, $950, June 1 (250)546-6536 Detached 2 bdrm suite, natural gas ďŹ replace, available immediately, N/P,N/S. $750/mo 250-938-1040. Large 2-bdrm, adult oriented, n/s, n/p, quiet, heat incl, $820/mo, Avail Imm. Phone 250-542-0669.
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 CANâ€™T SELL? Ideal renters, mature couple looking for Vernon home w/large shop, long term, non smokers, no pets. Exc references. 250-542-2785.
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Snowmobiles 2003 Polaris Vertical Escape 159 track. Piped. Good condition. 1550 miles $4999. 250 814-0055
Sport Utility Vehicle 2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 4200 Vortec, tool pkg, PL/PW, AC, tilt, cruise, 135,000miles. $9900. 250-309-1374. 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, full load, auto, 4x4, straight 6, tow pkg, low kms, very clean. $10,900. 250-2751212. 2003 Jeep Liberty, loaded, auto, 4WD, exc.cond. Only 63,900kms, $14,900. 250-5426042.
MUST SELL! 1999 Corsair Excella 28.5â€™ 5th Wheel, c/w Slide - loaded. Offers. (250)503-8489
2004 Porsche Cayenne S, AWD SUV, Mint condition, 91,000kms, all service records, white ext, new tires, 19â€?rims, Sunroof, $29,999. Ph. 250-938-0913
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Cars - Sports & Imports
Cars - Sports & Imports
2006 SUBARU LEGACY GT TURBO
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2006 SUBARU OUTBACK
Automatic, serviced as per Subaru maintenance guide, 164,000 kms
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Cars - Domestic 1981 Chev Caprice, runs well $500 obo. 250-307-6683 after 5pm-9pm. 1989 Cadillac con, Elante, silver, black top, 2 seater, in good cond, rebuilt motor & trans. $4,500. obo. 250-5422471. 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, exc.cond, white all power. $2,500. 250-542-2471 1995 Chrysler Sebring coupe, great student car, $2000 obo. 250-307-2303. 250-542-6006. 1997 Chev Cavalier, red, 2dr, sunroof, standard, brand new winter tires, 236,000kms. $2500 obo. 250-886-6821, 250-545-1987 eve. 1997 Dodge Neon, good cond, new winter tires, $1500 obo. QUICK SALE! 250-542-7047 1998 Mercury Sable 4dr, good cond, $2500 (250)542-5591
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Trucks & Vans
1981 Jeep J20 3/4 ton pickup, blue, standard transmission. As is - runs, rusty, has been well maintained. Matching canopy, bush bar & extra tailgate. Tires new on in 2007 & new clutch in 2008. $1500.00 obo. Call evenings only to view. 250-546-3606
1985 Dodge 1-ton Van, new tires, $950 OBO, 2005 24â€™ 7,000 lb axle, Deck over trailer, w/24â€™ drybox, $4500 OBO (250)558-8791 1986 DODGE 4x4, 225 slant 6, $1600 obo. MUST SELL! 250-547-0257. 1997 Ford Ranger Sport 2.3L 5spd, $3900. (250)308-7981
1989 Ford F350 4x4, 5spd, gas/propane, 184K, reg cab, l/b, $2900 obo. 250-549-4656
2003 Ford diesel F250 S/D, 4x4, auto, 200k, loaded, good cond. $10,500. 250-308-2225. 2003 Toyota Tacoma, V6 5spd, ext.cab, 4x4, ac, bed liner, governâ€™t inspected rebuild, new tires, $12,500 obo. 250547-2254. 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI, 96,000kms, fully loaded, crew-cab $24,500. 250-540-3650. 2005 Grand Caravan, sto-andgo, mags, loaded, a/c-f/r, abs, 94K, $10,500. 250-260-1978
2007 Dodge SLT 4x4 2500 6.7L diesel, 4dr, p/w, p/l, custom group, 62,235km, still on warranty $35,000. 250-5428962 evenings.
1997 Chevrolet Astro AWD Cargo Van, 226km, new paint, reg. maintenance, exc. winter & go anywhere vehicle $5500 obo. (250)549-2882 2001 Ford Ranger, 6 cyl, 5 spd, 2wd, reg cab, immaculate 109kms, cd, $6,450. 250-9381419 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 cargo van, fully equipped, good cond. $6500. 250-306-5362. 2003 Dodge Caravan, 118km, clean, great shape, $8500 obo. 250-838-0585
NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THOMAS DAVID DE MAID TAKE NOTICE THAT the Plaintiff, JESSE ROGERS, issued a Statement of Claim numbered 0901-07935, in the ofďŹ ce of the Clerk of the Court of Queenâ€™s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Calgary, in the City of Calgary, on May 27, 2009 The Plaintiffâ€™s solicitors are VOGEL & COMPANY (Dana C. Neilson), 1050, 10201 Southport Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2W 4X9. YOU ARE NAMED AS THE DEFENDANT in this action. The Plaintiff, JESSE ROGERS claims he was a passenger in the Defendantâ€™s Vehicle which was being operated in a negligent manner by the Defendant as it was travelling northbound on 100th Street at or near the intersection of 115th Avenue, in Grand Prairie Alberta, when it failed to stop at a red light striking the rear of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. If you intend to appear in this action, you should immediately ďŹ le in the OfďŹ ce of the Clerk of the Court of Queenâ€™s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Calgary, at the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, a Statement of Defence or a Demand of Notice, or instruct your lawyers to do so. If within 45 days from this publication you fail to ďŹ le a Statement of Defence or Demand of Notice, the Plaintiff may proceed with this action without further notice to you.
1990 Dodge 1 ton 4x4, cummins diesel, $4000. (250)5476158 1998 MAZDA MPV 7 psgr 4 dr van. 4WD/AWD. 207K. $5000 OBO. 250-542-7180.
COLUMBIA SHUSWAP REGIONAL DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER CSRD REFUSE TRANSFER STATION OPERATION The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is inviting tenders for two-year contracts for the operation of Refuse Transfer Stations in Glenemma and Falkland commencing July 1, 2010. Sealed tenders, clearly marked â€œCSRD Refuse Transfer Station Operationâ€?, will be accepted until 2 PM local time on Thursday May 13, 2010 at the ofďŹ ces of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive NE, P.O. Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Tender documents and further information are available at the Regional District ofďŹ ce at the above address during regular ofďŹ ce hours between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM local time, Monday through Friday. Documents may also be downloaded from the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca Tenders will be evaluated on the basis of Total Tender Price, past performance, experience and competence of the Tendererâ€™s personnel, etc. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the rights to accept or reject any or all tenders and to waive any informality in the tenders received, in each case without giving any notice. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reserves the right to accept the tender which it deems most advantageous. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN
INVITATION TO TENDER
MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN TRAIL Sealed tenders clearly marked â€œMiddleton Mountain Trail (McKergow to Top of Ridge)â€? will be received at the ofÂżce of the Regional District of North Okanagan at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream British Columbia V1B 2K9, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, May 28th. The project consists of: Crusher Chip Trail, Timber Stair and Retaining Wall Construction. Tender documents and speciÂżcations may be obtained by contacting the Parks, Recreation and Culture ofÂżce of the Regional District of North Okanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Technical enquiries from Tenderers are to be directed to Keith Pinkoski, Parks Planner. The Regional District of North Okanagan reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, to waive defects in any bid or Tender Documents and to accept any Tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Regional District of North Okanagan. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. A site meeting will be held on Thursday May 6th @ 10:00 a.m. local time at the cul-de-sac on the end of Mt. Ida Drive above McKergow Meadows (Mud Lake).
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City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER DEMOLITION AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ABATEMENT OF VERNON MEDICAL CLINIC BUILDING TENDER #FAC-10-08 Sealed Tenders marked â€œTENDER #FAC-10-08 â€“ DEMOLITION & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ABATEMENT OF VERNON MEDICAL CLINIC BUILDINGâ€? will be received at the ofďŹ ce of the Purchasing Agent â€“ Operation Services Yard OfďŹ ce, 1900 â€“ 48th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Y7, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 for the following: The City of Vernon invites tenders from qualiďŹ ed contractors to demolish and remove all building debris from the Vernon Medical Clinic. The intent of this tender call is to engage a qualiďŹ ed contractor to provide all equipment, labour, materials and dump fees, necessary to demolish the current structure and to haul away the debris to the Regional District LandďŹ ll. Prospective bidders are invited to attend a prebid site meeting at 10:00 am Monday, May 10, 2010 at 3009 â€“ 31st Avenue, Vernon. Bidders are advised to attend this meeting. Further information, tender forms & speciďŹ cations may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, or the ofďŹ ce of the Purchasing Agent at The Operation Services Yard OfďŹ ce between 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Tenders will be opened publicly immediately after the closing hour, at the Operations Yard OfďŹ ce at which time interested parties may be present if so desired. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Tenders and to accept the Tender in total or in part, or to accept the Tender which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest, or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.
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