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Chucks Norii third baseman Danica Howlett winds up for a throw to second as Tyler Hughes backs up the play during Funtastic slo-pitch tournament action Friday at the DND grounds. back to the basics.â€? For players like Kube and Howlett, slo-pitch is only half the attraction of Funtastic. â€œWeâ€™re definitely coming (to the entertainment area) tonight,â€? said Kube Friday morning. â€œSpirit of the West is playing tonight and I hear theyâ€™re pretty good.â€? Howlett has been living in Canada for just 18 months so is still getting to know the Interior. â€œItâ€™s my second time only to the Okanagan,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s beautiful country out here and were just having a great long weekend.â€? Wes Whitely, of Fort
St. James, has been coming to Funtastic since the 1980s with various players from B.C.â€™s northcentral region. â€œI think thatâ€™s the last time we won a game, too, was in the 1980s,â€? joked the amiable Whitely, 48, a hotel/motel manager and mill employee in the Fort while dodging a foul ball hit at him and a reporter by Jo from Missionâ€™s Green Scum team. This weekend,Whitely â€“ known as the Lone Ranger on his Cowboys and Indians team â€“ has brought with him players from the Fort, Prince George, and Burns Lake area, and supplemented
the roster with former Fort residents now residing in the Okanagan, including a newspaper reporter. â€œThatâ€™s why weâ€™re down here, to see you,â€? said ageless shortstop Alec (Apache Kid) McKinnon, 37, to the reporter, teammates in Fort St. James in 1997 and â€˜98. So what keeps bringing players like McKinnon and Whitely back to Funtastic, making the 11-hour trip from the north? â€œMy 2004 Ford pickup, thatâ€™s what keeps bringing us down,â€? said Whitely, drawing laughs
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daughter who lives in Kelowna.â€? Funtastic is also being played in Enderby and Armstrong. Games wrap up in all three cities today.
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Howlett, in town with the Chucks Norii sqaud from Vancouver, is originally from Sydney, Australia but got the lowdown on the tournament from friends. â€œI heard that it was the biggest slo-pitch tournament in North America, a bit of fun in the beer tent and the rest of the time on the lake.â€? Howlett and her team were trying to regroup after being dumped by wide margins their first two games. â€œFor the level of talent that we have, I think we have been humbled too, too many times,â€? she said. â€œWe have to bring it
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Golf pro Vu Duong of We Got the Runs throws a pitch during Funtastic Slo-Pitch softball action in the Subway Costume Division Thursday evening.
The pings of bat meeting ball and lusty cheers erupting from the droves of quasi-serious athletes in all manner of regalia signifies that the 26th Funtastic slopitch tournament is well underway. Virtually every softball field in Vernon, and even some temporary diamonds, are continually hosting games for four straight days. Itâ€™s become one of the biggest tournaments of its kind in North America and that has teams returning year after year to get in on the fun. â€œWeâ€™ve been coming for four years,â€? said Calgary squad In The Bandâ€™s manager Wayne Kube. â€œWe just have a great time and catch a little bit of sun and maybe win the odd ball game.â€? Kube, who pitched a complete game in his teamâ€™s 15-9 win Friday morning, says Funtastic is a family affair for his team with wives, husbands, children, in-laws and other friends coming out to cheer them on. â€œMy wifeâ€™s probably the loudest one,â€? said Kube, who felt his team was rounding into form after an opening game loss. Kubeâ€™s group usually rents a house by the water during Funtastic and enjoys relaxing between games. â€œWe usually sit at the house and drink a few pops,â€? he said. â€œYou know, get us in game shape for next game.â€? First-time Funtastic participant Danica
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Star sports section scores silver ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Strong stories coupled with equally strong photography. Just two of the reasons why The Morning Star’s sports pages were named second-best in the country in the Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s 2010 Better Newspapers Competition. Sports editor Kevin Mitchell and reporter Graeme Corbett were honoured with the second-place finish in the best sports pages category for newspapers with a circulation of 12,500 and over. “This was a strong series of sports pages from The Morning Star,
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know they say everything old is one day new again but lately I’ve been getting a real sense of deja vu on a regular basis. I mean I like time warps and retro days as much as the next guy but it’s starting to get spooky..... .....Smiling Bill Vander Zalm and his anti-HST campaign has been around for awhile now but seeing him in his glory delivering box after box of petitions to the Elections BC office in Victoria got me thinking I’ve seen this movie somewhere before. Clearly enjoying the attention of the media once again, the Zalm is truly leading the populous movement. And this time the former premier doesn’t have to bother with silly Glenn Mitchell things like running the government of the day, or representing actual constituents or answer any questions about some stupid scandal the damn media has dug up. Now I like Bill and he has more charisma than any leader on the British Columbian or Canadian political scene for the last decade, and there’s a reason why he’s become the face of this tax revolt (and not the NDP and Carole James), he’s good at this kind of stuff and very likable. Not to mention it’s much easier running a campaign against an unpopular tax (has anybody heard of a popular one?) that the Liberals and their out-of-touch leader tried to sneak in while we weren’t looking last summer. Gee, that strategy kind of backfired, eh backroom boys? I mean they likely knew it would spark protests but, hey, it’s the beginning of the term they’ll forget about it come election time, it’s summertime, who’s paying attention anyway, and who’s going to take us on, the NDP? Wrong, wrong and wrong. And then along came Bill. He did an amazing job. I’m just not sure what comes next. Hats off to him for tapping into the discontent and disconnect with the Liberals but the irony of
all this shouldn’t be lost on everyone should it? I mean Vander Zalm, the former Socred premier who brought in the property purchase tax, aligned with the NDP, who normally never met a tax they didn’t like, to form the anti-tax side against the Liberals, who have consistently cut taxes since they came to office much to the chagrin of, well, the NDP and its supporters? But of course it’s all about perception in politics and what you’ve done lately, so it should be an interesting battle and who knows how it will all turn out..... .....maybe Vander Zalm could stage a HST protest rally at Empire Stadium. Yes, the same Empire Stadium they tore down shortly after the B.C. Lions moved to B.C. Place Stadium after the 1982 CFL season. Well, it’s been rebuilt, to a smaller scale, for the Lions while B.C. Place goes under massive reconstruction, including a retractable roof. Again, it’s ironic as I remember that one of the reasons that B.C. Place was built was because you couldn’t count on Vancouver weather. And now all these decades later they’re back at the Empire and people are raving about the view of the Lions and the open-air feel and tickets are being scooped up in excitement? Meanwhile the cold, concrete edifice that is B.C. Place has to go through an expensive renovation just so it is more open to the elements that supposedly we were trying to get away from in the first place all those years ago? What happens after they spend all that money and the Lions decide they have it too good at Empire? It could happen, the Alouettes abandoned Olympic Stadium in Montreal years ago for the friendly confines at McGill and have never looked back. Arrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh......... All of this retro activity, and its ironic overtones, could have one pulling out one’s hair in frustration (if one had any hair), but it’s better to laugh a little, keep smiling and wonder what possibly could be next in this trip we call life. Maybe Bill Bennett and the Pacific Coliseum?
As the 26th annual Funtastic slo-pitch tournament comes to another successful conclusion today, it’s worth noting what the festival has brought to the North Okanagan every Canada Day weekend for all these years. Of course there’s the fun on the field, in the beverage gardens and at the entertainment venues throughout the weekend as people gather together in the spirit of good times and enjoying an Okanagan summer with family and friends. The event brings in people from all over Western Canada and provides just one more reason why this is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. The dollars alone that Funtastic brings into the North Okanagan in the form of revenue for hotels, restaurants and gas stations is impressive enough. However then there’s the cash raised for non-profit groups that help staff the event through helping park cars, serve drinks and cater to all the participants’ needs. Not to mention the funds that Funtastic dishes out to sports organizations through their legacy fund and the money they have already spent on playing fields and committed to a future recreation area, possibly at the Kin Park site. And to think this is all accomplished by having fun every Canada Day weekend. A winwin for everyone if there ever was one. Of course it takes thousands of volunteer hours by a dedicated board to pull it off every year, so it’s only right to tip the baseball cap to all those involved and say congratulations on a job well done. It’s truly a Funtastic event.
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TAX WOES During the height of the recession in 2009, Armstrong city council raised property taxes 2.47 per cent. Along with regional and school tax increases, our property taxes rose a whopping 4.27 per cent. Then, through the back door, Armstrong city council snuck in a “New Recreation Parcel Tax.” Once again, during the height of the recession, and without public notification or consultation. In other words, without a mandate. Last December, Armstrong City Council publicly lambasted the huge, obscene wage increase the North Okanagan Regional Library Board voted in for its staff. This year, these defenders of the public purse....quietly voted themselves a 16 per cent wage increase. This year, with many residents still without jobs, EI benefits exhausted, and retirement income at an all time low, council has raised property taxes another 4.38 per cent. Along with regional and school tax increases, our property taxes rose a whopping 5.68 per cent in 2010, for a two year total of 9.95 per cent plus the sneaky “Recreation Parcel Tax.” Armstrong has a population of less than 5,000, with approximately 2,500 voters. In other words, we are a very small community. Now, this very same council wants to borrow $437,000 of an estimated $750,000 to install water meters in our homes. Once again, no public discus-
and that it is the human parasite who has to stop their nasty infestation of the area in order to alleviate the problem of water shortage. Can't you people get it through your heads that this planet is not yours. We are merely borrowing it from our grandchildren and their children. More importantly, it also belongs to the salmon, the bear, the crow, the deer, the trees; everything that inhales and exhales, as well as every animal you complain about every day who are trespassing on what you deem your property. Colleen Walker
sion, consultation, or mandate. Here’s the real kicker: they haven’t the guts to put it to a public referendum! Instead, they want to use the so-called “Alternate Approval Process” whereby at least 10 per cent of residents would have to sign a petition to axe borrowing the money. Moreover, there isn’t a jurisdiction in this country where water metering hasn’t meant huge tax increases (just ask the citizens of Vernon). By employing this process, council hopes no one will take up the challenge of putting together the necessary petition drive. Once again this irresponsible council is out of touch with reality. I will take up the challenge and we, the over-burdened tax payers of Armstrong, will defeat the borrowing of almost a half million dollars, and we will defeat the expenditure of $750,000 for the water meters no one wants. Armstrong voters, when the time comes, if you wish to sign the Petition, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Robert Thibeau PRISON BLUES My wife and I always dreamed of moving to the Okanagan. A great opportunity came our way two years ago and we took the plunge and bought our first home. It was in a small idyllic mountain town, Lumby. Fresh air, lakes, outdoor recreation of all types and best of all, as stated in the Chamber of Commerce pamphlet, a back
road to Silver Star Mountain. We would be 15 minutes from a great ski hill and all the amenities and jobs it provides. My in-laws, who are nearing a very comfortable retirement, began to immerse themselves into Lumby and looking for their retirement home, visiting open houses on their many weekend visits. With our first child on the way our future in Lumby looked bright. Then I read The Morning Star headline "Lumby Puts Prison on Economic Agenda." I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. A back road to Silver Star would increase my property value, a prison in town, the opposite. I called my in-laws who were extremely disappointed and thankful they had not put in an offer on a Lumby home. My great uncle was the mayor of our hometown and the one golden rule of municipal politics always stuck with me. It is not the job of the council to create jobs; it is their job to create an environment where entrepreneurs can create jobs. A back road to Silver Star Mountain would give the residents of Lumby access to the many jobs the mountain, restaurants and rental properties create. It would also encourage real estate development and send property values soaring. People don`t build million dollar log homes in prison towns, but they do in ski villages and Lumby has three log home
building companies. A prison flies in the face of everything the Lumby chamber of commerce told us, which convinced us to buy in Lumby. Lumby is too small to absorb the rise in drug trafficking that inherently comes with a corrections facility, let alone the myriad of other problems associated with prisons. Let's get Lumby back involved with Funtastic, build a back road, a hotel and spa or seniors centres. Forget the prison and let’s get on with developing a Lumby that maximizes its amazing natural beauty and potential. Let's try and attract wealthy retirees and rich tourists. To put it succinctly, no prison means our family spends money on property and development. If a prison does come my family moves. Mike Mailloux A GREAT SCHOOL We are parents of two very active boys that have attended Alexis Park Elementary for almost four years. I wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Alexis Park. The staff 's dedication to teaching not only the curriculum but life skills, social skills, responsibility, consequences, hygiene, kindness and the best six steps of problem solving that we've have ever seen. Words can't say how grateful we are to all the extra time and effort
that enabled our boys to see such success on so many levels. We are moving and our hope is that our boys' next school will have at least half of the dedication and ability to handle all the challenges the government keeps piling on them. Many thanks with the biggest to Jennifer Gardner who is tireless. Sandra Kubbemus and Jack Ward
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Governments chip in fruit funding Morning Star Staff
Federal and provincial governments have teamed up to invest $5 million in support of the tree fruit industry. This funding aims to deliver results for farmers by helping to develop new marketing opportunities, infrastructure, and further improve orchard pest management. “Canada’s Economic Action Plan is putting farmers first, by helping to increase production and sales, and creating more opportunities for farmers to get their product to market,” said Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “This investment will allow the tree fruit industry to find new technologies that will help them stay ahead of the curve in the global market.” The province announced $2 million in funding, and the federal government will provide an investment of $3 million more. This combined funding will be used for new environmentally friendly packing and storage infrastructure, marketing opportunities that raise the profile of fresh and processed apples, and to build on work accomplished by the sterile insect release program in the Okanagan and Kootenay regions. “This is a significant investment that will give tree fruit growers in this province the innovative edge they need to strongly promote B.C. grown fruit and compete with producers in other regions,” said Minister of Agriculture and Lands Steve
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More than 1,000 people have now discovered the benefits of leaving their vehicle parked at home. Bike to Work Week was recently sponsored by the City of Vernon, Active Communities A r m s t r o n g / Spallumcheen, Bike to Work B.C., the City of Armstrong, the District of Coldstream, the Greater Vernon Cycling Advisory Committee, the North Okanagan Regional District and the Township of Spallumcheen. “The best part of Bike to Work Week was that it was successful in drawing 28 sponsors, 48 teams with 318 team members (1,020 cyclists) travelling more than 11,314 kilometres sav-
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News Contest encourages stay-at-home tourism Morning Star Staff
Everyone was all smiles at Sparkling Hill Resort as general manager Hans-Peter Mayr awarded the grand prize to the lucky winner of the Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event which took place June 12 to 13. Joy Romanchuk’s name was drawn from the 338 entries submitted during the promotion. The prize includes a one-night stay at Sparkling Hill, breakfast for two and access to the steam and sauna rooms. Romanchuk had entered the draw while visiting Davison Orchards. “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town is an annual event that encourages locals to get out and visit various attractions
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TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE - REQUEST TO FILL FOUR (4) POSITIONS The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to ﬁll four (4) positions on the Tourism Advisory Committee, one position representing the ‘Accommodation over 80 Rooms’ sector, one position representing the ‘Accommodation under 80 Rooms’ sector, one position representing the ‘Golf Industry’ and one position representing the ‘Community at Large’. Appointments will be for a two year term except the Community at Large position which is a one year term. Membership on the Committee will be comprised of a total of 12 members, with 1 member from the community at large and 11 representatives from the local tourism sector. The Committee’s purpose is to increase year round tourism in the Vernon area with particular emphasis on overnight stays, to provide a communication channel between the local tourism sector and the City and to monitor the use of the Additional Hotel Room Tax. 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. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, July 16, 2010.
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Vander Zalm revels in delivering anti-HST petitions TOM FLETCHER
B.C.’s recall and initiative law, and the Fight HST organization is getVICTORIA – As supporters ting its own legal advice on the cheered and chanted “recall, recall,” government’s conduct during the former premier Bill Vander Zalm petition drive, he said. delivered a truckload of petitions to “The big corporations, working the Elections BC office Wednesday with government, can challenge us calling for the B.C. Liberal govern- all they want,” Vander Zalm said. ment to “extinguish” the harmo- “They’ll never beat the people.” nized sales tax. Premier Gordon Campbell said Surrounded by media and Wednesday his government had no clearly enjoying the moment, input into the last-minute court Vander Zalm drove up in a rented action, and had earlier decided to cube van and began let the petition prounloading 85 boxes cess unfold according of petitions, one for to the legislation. each constituency in Campbell said he the province. will be speaking to Petition organizpeople around the ers are confident province this sumthat they have the mer to explain why — Vander Zalm requisite amount of the government sudsignatures from votdenly embraced the ers in the province HST last summer, to force the government to repeal after saying it was not coming, and the HST or put it to a province- the impact of personal and busiwide vote. ness tax cuts that are also coming “Your job still is not finished into effect this year and next. yet, because the government still “Those who are benefiting tend hasn’t said they’ll end the HST,” to be quiet and those who feel like Vander Zalm told supporters. “And they may have to pay some addiuntil they say, we’ll eliminate, we’ll tional tax tend to be very noisy end, we’ll get rid of the HST, we’re about it,” Campbell said. going to keep on fighting.” An Ipsos-Reid survey June 26 He also referred to a legal chal- showed 78 per cent of B.C. resilenge to the petition filed Tuesday dents opposed to the HST, with 65 by business and industry groups per cent describing themselves as who will benefit from the tax effec- “strongly opposed” and planning tive July 1. B.C.’s chief electoral to alter their consumer spending officer approved the petition under as a result.
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Travel If you do come in winter be prepared for “weather.” It’s a beautiful time to be in the mountains and, yes, it’s cold, but dressed in the latest lightweight insulated clothing, you are cozy-warm. Layers are best in all seasons, so plan to add or remove garments according to the conditions. Year round, there are activities for everyone — every age, every interest, and every level of fitness. Walk, hike, bike; ski, skate, curl; play golf, explore the local caves, or glide with the sled dogs. This year of the Winter Olympics, plan to visit the Canmore Nordic Centre (built for the 1988 Winter Olympics), the major training site, and home, of the Canadian cross country ski team. You may be able to spot some of the team out training — look out for life-long Canmorian Chandra Crawford; she won a Gold Medal in the 2006 Torino Games. When you want to slow down, you can shop — there are lots of shops! And when it comes to eating, choose from fine dining, vegetarian, oriental, pasta, soup (oh, those legendary Canmore soups!) fast food, and bagel, coffee and tea shops. Be ready to loosen your belt a notch — unless you have plans for some energetic
exercise. Whatever you decide to do, be aware of the other residents: wild animals that were here long before humans came. The Bow Valley is a major wildlife corridor, and bears, coyotes, cougars, deer, wolf, and elk herds roam free and share the neighbourhood. You may meet a grizzly bear and her cubs while you are hiking, or spot a coyote strolling down the middle of the deserted main street when you leave your restaurant in the evening. (It’s true! We saw it.) These animals are not out to spoil your holiday; they are not really interested in you at all unless you get between a mother and her young, or find their food cache. Obey the “Trail Closed” signs, and check out the “Bow Valley Wildsmart” brochures, found around town, to learn about the ways of these other Bow Valley inhabitants. And never, ever, think you can’t come in winter — if you do, you would miss out on a huge window with a whole variety of activities and experiences that are fun and exhilarating. Face winter head-on and you won’t even notice it — well, not much, anyway! Ann Jordan Mills is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.
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hen the Dallas Stars chose American goalie Jack Campbell in the NHL Entry Draft last Friday, both Dennis Holland and Joe Oliver of Vernon were smiling at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Holland is a fulltime scout with the Stars, while Oliver, a former Vipers' head coach, works for agent Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports Inc. "At the end of the day, we got the best goaltender in the draft, and anytime you can get the best player at his position, you can walk away happy," said Holland, who feels the Stars met their agenda by bolstering their defence as well. Campbell, who went 11th overall, starred for Kevin Mitchell the U.S. Under 18 team, helping the Americans upset Canada in the World Junior gold-medal game. He is one of several players represented by Overhardt. Oliver was beaming earlier in the round when Ryan Johansen of Surrey (Portland Winterhawks) was chosen fourth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. "He's steadily moved up the charts," said Oliver, from poolside in Las Vegas Friday afternoon. "He played in Penticton two years ago but was basically used on the fourth line. He got more ice time when (Denver) Manderson got hurt in the playoffs. He had a great year in Portland and you're always looking for guys who can keep on raising their standard." Oliver's company also represent Mark McMillan of the Alberni Bulldogs, who went to Montreal in round four, and Isaac MacLeod of the Vees, who was plucked in the fifth round by San Jose. Penticton head coach/GM Fred Harbinson, who watched Vees' centre Beau Bennett go 20th overall to the Penguins, enjoyed being around the draft buzz. “To be here and be part of it with
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(Bennett’s) family was great,” Harbinson told Black Press. “Beau has been a lowkey kid throughout the whole process. It was funny when I looked at it. The day that he was drafted, a year to the day he called me and committed to Penticton. Throughout the whole process of coming to Penticton, all the attention he had and then getting drafted, he’s kept a real low-key persona. He has always deflected a lot of his accomplishments to his teammates. He has a bright future ahead of him. As does Isaac MacLeod and Ryan Johansen.” Harbinson found time to complete a deal in principle with the Winnipeg South Blues for sniper Brendan O’Donnell, who was selected in round six by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Holland, meanwhile, took his mom, Lee, and his own family to the draft. His son, Jake, a Grade 5 Silver Star Elementary School student, was the runner at the Dallas table, getting autographs from the likes of Paul Coffey and Mark Messier during the gig of his life. Jake's fantasy vacation resumed after the draft with trips to Sea World in San Diego and Disneyland in Anaheim. No word if Jake tried to talk his uncle Ken, GM of the Red Wings, into making a trade. Over at the Wings' table, Vernon's Marty Stein and Vernon minor hockey product Jeff Finley, now of Kelowna, had a say in Detroit's sixth-round choice, Brooks Macek of the Tri-City Americans, via Winnipeg. Stein also made the draft a family affair by taking his 20-something son, Andrew, with him. Andrew enjoyed Malibu Beach, where Detroit's Jiri Hudler has a summer place, and watched the draft from the Wings' suite with assistant coaches Paul MacLean and Brad McCrimmon. Andrew hitched a ride into town with Ken's son Brad Holland, who writes for NHL.com. Greg's sister Rachel, was also in the rink. "We were joking that we had the most family members at the draft," said Dennis. Stein, meanwhile, was impressed with
Vancouver's free agent signings Keith Ballard and Dan Hamhuis. "Vancouver did well," he said. "They're going to be tough on the back line." Stein says most of the moves are "all cap-based" and he figures "there will be a lot of players still available in August after teams go through negotiations with their own players and see how much money is left." Vernon's Craig Demetrick, a former Flames' scout who like most people, is bewildered Calgary went back to the future and signed Ollie Jokinen and Alex Tanguay, worked harder than his local cohorts since the Florida Panthers had a zillion picks. Dimmer was in meetings until 1 a.m. Saturday after a four-hour round one. The Panthers, on the strength of recommendations by Demetrick of Aaron Ginnell of Calgary, chose Alberta Junior Hockey League players Sam Brittain (Canmore Eagles) and Ben Gallacher (Camrose Kodiaks) with the first two selections in the fourth round. "Brittain's a big goalie who is going to Denver (NCAA Pioneers) next year since we signed Marc Cheverie (Denver and Nanaimo Clipper grad). Gallacher is a d-man who will spend one more year in Canmore and then go to Ohio State." Demetrick was ecstatic when Florida took monster Red Deer Rebels' d-man Alexander Petrovic in round two. Demetrick has been high on the Edmonton product since he was an under-ager. Vernon's George Fargher was drinking bottled water and doing lots of golf stretches at the Ottawa Senators' table. The Sens didn't have a choice until the third round, but they made headlines by inking Pittsburgh all-star blueliner Sergei Gonchar on Canada Day. "He's a great offensive player who can really help our powerplay," said Fargher. "He wanted to come to Ottawa. His agent called us so we got him right off the bat. We had an agreement 15 minutes into free agency. He wants to play in Canada so that's encouraging to hear."
Agassiz earns volleyball honour Morning Star Staff
It all started with an officials clinic. Six years later, Nancy Agassiz is one of the biggest behind-the-scenes players on the Vernon volleyball scene. She has the mind-taxing job of allocating games for high school, club and Greater Vernon volleyball rec leagues, and by all accounts, she is very good at it. “I took the course and enjoyed doing it. We needed a new allocator, so I just stepped into it,” shrugged Agassiz, who also serves as a referee. She was formally recognized for her contributions at the recent Volleyball B.C. AGM and Awards night in Burnaby, earning Provincial Official of the Year. “It was quite surprising, quite honourable when you think
about it,” said Agassiz, a letter carrier for Canada Post and mother of daughters Carling, 25, and Siona, 21. Humble about the role she plays, Agassiz explained: “I don’t make the schedule, I schedule who goes to what games. “Every school, whether it’s ‘A,’ ‘AA’ or ‘AAA,’ has its own schedule. It’s a challenge to fill the slots. The more I do it, the more I learn how the systems work.” Joan Rowan nominated Agassiz for the award, and says her dedication and attention to the small details are what make her so effective. “With Nancy in charge of allocating, things have been running smoothly and efficiently,” said Rowan. “She even anticipates possible errors in the league
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The host Revelstoke Stallions toppled TurnKey Controls 3-1 in North Okanagan Men's Soccer League action Wednesday night. Turn-Key, who started and ended with 11 players after two injuries, came out hard from the beginning and dominated possession, putting together passing play after passing play. Taylor Horsting put Turn-Key up 1-0 early in the first half, sneaking a shot by the Revelstoke keeper from an unlikely goal-line angle. Revelstoke equalized late in the second half, on a well-placed shot off a through ball that beat back-up keeper Jeremy Kler. In what could be described as the TSN Turning Point, and an act of some weird magic, Matt Wylie beat the Revelstoke keeper late in the first half only to have the ball take a mysterious bounce in the dirt right on the goal line and bounce over top of the net. Revelstoke scored two quick goals midway through the second half and were able to hold off the young Turn-Key squad who missed numerous chances. In other action, North Enderby Timber grounded Monashee Surveying 2-0 at Marshall Field #2. Brent Poulsen opened the NET offence early in the second half, converting a juicy rebound of a low, dipping 25-yard shot by Andrew Stein. Seb Gardner added an insurance tally with 15 minutes to, going on a great solo run before getting stopped by the keeper. Gardner corralled the rebound and looped the ball by Monashee keeper Colin McDonnell. Danny Stein recorded the shutout. The Davidson & Co. Dynamite shut down Concept Physio 4-0 at Marshall #4. Geoff Cox, Devin Haywood-Farmer and Tommy Li were among the snipers for the Dynamite. Bryndon Buckham and Ean Ross shared the shutout.
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CITY OF ARMSTRONG The City of Armstrong has recently advertised its intention to borrow funds to implement the Residential Water Meter Program. The community was advised what the costs for the program would be and how it would be paid for. We are now in the process of waiting for the Alternative Voting Opportunity to complete on July 24th, 2010 before proceeding. Armstrong City Council is ensuring that an information mail out is being sent to every home in their regular mail during the week of July 5th to 9th. Citizens are urged to review the information and to phone City Hall if they have any questions. It is important to note: • The City of Armstrong is committed to the Residential Water Meter Program for ﬁnancial and future water planning needs. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Nancy Agassiz receives her B.C. Official of the Year Award. schedules and phones the coaches in charge to check on things like double bookings, number of matches, conflict in location.”
• The question before the community is not whether water meters will be installed, but rather: • Will we borrow the additional funds to complete the entire community at once, or • Will it be a phased installation throughout town, as funds allow. Please don’t hesitate to call City Hall should you have any questions about the Alternative Voting Opportunity process or the Water Meter Program. 250-546-3023 Patti Ferguson, CMC Administrator
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Rocks fall in double OT Morning Star Staff
It was the Armstrong Jr. Shamrocks’ best game of the season. Unfortunately, it was also their last. The ‘Rocks bowed 6-5 to the Kamloops Rattlers in a doubleovertime thriller in Game 2 of the best-of-three Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League quarterfinals Friday night at Nor-Val Centre in Armstrong. Trailing late in the third period, the Rattlers went to their go-to guy, sniper JJ Woldum (4G), who scored with 10 seconds left to force overtime. Kamloops scored first in the 10-minute, non-sudden death OT period, but shortly after a Shamrocks’ timeout, Dalaney Halifax (2G) equalized with less than a minute remaining to push the game to sudden death. “They just set a great pick and Halifax came around, got the pass and found the net,” said Armstrong head coach Pat Nelson. “Our guys left it all out on the floor. We couldn’t be more proud of them. It wasn’t high scoring, but it was truly a great game of lacrosse; both teams played well. It was back and forth all game.” Stephen Ringdal, Cory DeBoer, Brayden Bridge and Jarrett Medhurst
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Kenny Hinds of Okanagan Spring Brewery (middle) prepares for a rebound while defender Blair Goodman (left) and locally-drafted netminder Glenn Clissold of the Burnaby Coasters look on during a B.C. Masters Lacrosse Championships A Division game Thursday afternoon at Wesbild Centre.
MASS crew advances to final Morning Star Staff
There was just one Okanagan team left in medal contention after preliminary play at the B.C. Masters Lacrosse Championships in Vernon. The Okanagan MASS Consulting Masters played in the C division gold-medal game Saturday afternoon. They faced the winner of the Surrey Stickmen-Northshore Cowboys semifinal match that went earlier that morning. The consulting crew went undefeated in roundrobin play, starting with a 5-2 win over the Stickmen Thursday night at Hassen Arena in Armstrong. John Ziola led the Okanagan scoring with a pair of goals. Armstrong Shamrocks’ veteran Chad Pounder had a single. The MASS posse then outgunned Northshore 8-3 on Friday at Civic Arena. Ziola and Stu Williamson paced the Okanagan attack with two goals each. Trinity Johnson and Pat Nelson each supplied singles. In Grandmasters 45+ action, Okanagan Leko went 1-3 in round-robin play. After close losses to the Northshore Indians (8-7), Burnaby Coasters (3-2) and Nanaimo Timbermen
(5-3), the LEKO squad earned a 5-2 win over the Prince George Blues. The Timbermen and Coasters squared off in the gold-medal game Saturday. In the A division, Myles Brumpton’s Okanagan Spring opened with a 5-5 tie against the Coasters Thursday at Wesbild Centre. They followed that with a 9-6 win over Port Coquitlam later that day at Wesbild. The Spring crew suffered their only loss Friday afternoon, bowing 6-5 to the Ladner Pioneers. The Pioneers and Coasters met in the A final Saturday at Wesbild.
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also scored for Armstrong. Logan Strohm figured in every single Shamrocks’ goal, collecting five assists. Russ McIntosh and Brett Fleming had the other Rattler goals. Strohm, Medhurst, Halifax, Mike Belanger and Dustin Heitman are all graduating from the Armstrong junior program. “It was a great season with those guys, and it was a pleasure to coach the whole team,” said Nelson. “I don’t want to look past this season yet, but we’ve got some great players graduating out of Midget. We’re going to build off of this season.” The Shamrocks are sponsored by Askew’s Foods, Shepherd’s Home Hardware, Brown Derby Cafe, Brown International Services and Nor-Val Rentals. In other quarterfinal action, the Kelowna Warriors swept their bestof-three series with a 10-5 win over the Rutland Raiders Thursday night at Memorial Arena in Kelowna. The Warriors will tangle with the second-place Kamloops Venom in the TOJLL semifinals. After a first-round bye, the league champion Vernon Tigers will host the Rattlers in the other semi. Game 1 goes Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre (7:30 p.m.).
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Sports Ebbett desert-bound
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Vernon's Andrew Ebbett will play in the desert next NHL season. The 27-year-old centre signed a one-year contract Friday with the Phoenix Coyotes. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Ebbett recorded 9-6-15 and eight penalty minutes in 61 games last season with the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. Ebbett appeared in two games with Anaheim to begin the season before being claimed off waivers by Chicago on Oct. 17. After scoring one goal in 10 games with the Blackhawks, Ebbett joined the Wild as a waiver wire pickup. He remained with Minnesota for the rest of the season, recording 8-6-14 in 49 games with the Wild. In 2008-09, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound Ebbett set career-highs in assists (24) and points (32) while appearing in 48 games with Anaheim. He also collected 1-2-3 in 13 playoff games for the Ducks. In addition, Ebbett tallied 10-19-29 in 28 games with Iowa of the American Hockey League. In 112 career NHL games, Ebbett has registered 17-30-47. Prior to his professional career, Ebbett played four years of collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan, recording 38-105-143 in 167 games while serving as team captain his senior year. He played one season with the BCHL Salmon Arm SilverBacks, earning 45 goals and 84 points.
Rockets nab Norway centre WARREN HENDERSON Black Press Sports
KELOWNA – With Mitch Callahan, Cody Ito and Cody Chikie as the team's 19-year-old forwards, the Kelowna Rockets have a relatively small group up front. The Western Hockey League club addressed that need for size by selecting Norwegian forward Andreas Stene 25th overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Stene is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound centre who played last season with Vålerenga of Norway's senior men's league. "We just don't have enough size there with our 19s, so this helps us in that we shouldn't have to make a trade," said Rockets’ president and GM Bruce Hamilton. "He's played some good hockey and he can help us now, rather than us picking a young guy. We're deep in 1993 and 1994 kids; it was a 1991 guy we needed." With the Vålerenga Division II team, Stene had eight goals and 15 assists in 14 games. With the elite squad, he played in 13 games registering no points. Stene has played at all national junior team levels in Norway, from U16 to U20. Last season, he attended the training camp of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. "It's interesting to me that he's been to Chicago's camp, they've seen something in him," added Hamilton. "He needs to play more than he's been playing and he'll help us address some real needs we have."
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The Kelowna Rockets selected Norwegian forward Andreas Stene 25th overall in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. The Rockets also had the 85th pick overall in the import draft and selected Slovenian native Gal Koren. A 6-foot-1 191 pound centre/left wing, Koren had 41 points in 32 games for Jungadler Mannheim playing in Germany last season. He has also played for the Slovenian Under-20, Under-18 and Under-17 national teams and was rated 69th on the international skaters ranking for the 2010 NHL draft.
Squirt provincials set for Grahame Park Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Minor Fastball Association will host the 2010 Squirt C Girls Provincial Championships, July 9-11 at Grahame Park. The event will consist of 16 teams – ages 10, 11 and 12 – from across B.C., including the Vernon Squirt C team. "Besides the players, the event will attract parents, siblings and coaches," said Jodi Rolke, association vice-president. "The economic impact on Greater Vernon will be significant as they will utilize our local hotels and motels, restaurants
and shops. "Considerable planning has been underway for months, and a dedicated group of volunteers will be working hard behind the scenes during the event. We are preparing to show the province what Greater Vernon hospitality is all about." The opening ceremony will be held Friday, July 9 at noon at Grahame Park and representatives from the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream and the North Okanagan Regional District, as well as MLA Eric Foster and MP Colin Mayes, will be in attendance.
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Care aide Amber Peters always remembers to brush residentsâ€™ teeth. â€œI tell them theyâ€™re lucky to still have their teeth and they have to take care of them. I make sure to clean their dentures if they have them,â€? she said. Peters, a soft-spoken 25-year-old mother of two has just had all her teeth removed after a lifetime of dental problems and pain. She received some care until she was nine because her family lived in Ontario which has a dental plan for lowincome families. Then the family moved to B.C. and lost the dental coverage. â€œI always had lots of decay and fillings. I remember when I was three and they had to hold me down for a filling. Things just got worse and it wasnâ€™t that I didnâ€™t brush my teeth, I loved brushing my teeth,â€? she said. She thinks there is some hereditary role as she was told she had soft teeth, many members of her family have dental problems and her father had all his teeth removed before he was 30. Community dental hygienist Laine Lowe said there are several factors besides lack of regular dental care that may have contributed to Petersâ€™ condition: she lived in an area where there was no fluoride in the water which would have â€” Amber helped make the enamel harder; she might have had an inadequate diet while growing up; and the bacteria in her mouth that causes decay could be particularly strong. Children get the bacteria in their mouths from their parents in the first year of their lives. Because of this, Peters is advised not to kiss her children. Peters confirmed that her family had struggled to get enough to eat and would sometimes go two days without food and there was simply not enough money for dental care. â€œIt really affected my life. I would miss time from school from the pain and people would laugh at me because of my teeth. There is never a picture of me smiling. My mouth was always swollen and I felt sick and nauseated, like I had the flu. I had no energy and got strep throat a lot,â€? said Peters. Lowe explained, â€œWhen the teeth and gums are infected, the infection gets in the bloodstream and the toxins can form infections and inflammation in other parts of the body.â€? Peters managed somehow to finish school and go to college to qualify as a care aide. â€œI had to hide my mouth to get into college or I would never have been accepted but I love my work and I always wanted to work with seniors,â€? she said. She now works on call as a care aide and has no benefits and her husband also works part-time with no benefits. After they have paid for rent, basic utilities and food, they have $80 to $100 per month left over for everything else for a family of four. She had been told a few years ago that it would cost $7,000 to have all her teeth removed but it was impossible to even start to save for the procedure.
Peters did the best she could but things kept getting worse. â€œSometimes I was in so much pain that I couldnâ€™t take care of the kids and my husband would have to take time off to take care of them. I would put my sonâ€™s cold bottles from the fridge on my face. It was so painful. I would rather have 10 babies than have that pain all the time.â€? Her doctor tried to get some emergency help for her but couldnâ€™t find anything. When she went to the hospital for pain, she was able to get one tooth (they were all abscessed and draining) extracted through the Community Dental Access Centre bursary fund. Lowe is founding member of the Community Dental Access Centre committee and arranged for Peters to have photos taken of her mouth with the inter-oral camera in Dr. David Regehrâ€™s office in the hopes of asking for community donations to have the 31 teeth extracted. When Regehr saw Petersâ€™ mouth, he said the infection was so bad that he would take the teeth out immediately. It took two sessions over two days. â€œWhen he was doing it, he kept saying, â€˜Oh, my goodness.â€™ The second time, I was sedated but it took 24 hours for the freezing to come out,â€? she said, expressing her deep gratitude to Regehr for his help, which possibly saved her life which would have been in danger if the infection had got any worse. Peters â€œI felt so much better even a couple of days after. The pressure in my head is gone. I can sleep all night and I wake up with energy. I havenâ€™t been pain-free for so long that I had forgotten what it was like. I was always taking Tylenol just to keep going. Now I will be able to go on with my goal of becoming a registered nurse.â€? She is thrilled with the idea of a low-cost dental clinic for the North Okanagan. â€œI canâ€™t say thank you enough to everyone who helped me. I know my parents feel bad about this but they did the best they could for me at the time. And my husband feels horrible because he couldnâ€™t help. Iâ€™m glad the clinic is coming here and Iâ€™m going to volunteer for anything they want,â€? she said. â€œI should go down on my knees to say thank you. I was never expecting to get rid of the pain, because I couldnâ€™t afford it.â€? Now Lowe is asking the community to help Peters get dentures. The cost will be $2,000 plus $658 in a few months to get the dentures re-lined when the swelling in her mouth has gone down. â€œIâ€™m getting more and more cases that are very severe because of the recession and people losing jobs or working at low-paying jobs. Even though dental health affects the whole body, it is not covered by medical insurance and we canâ€™t do much to help them until we have the clinic open. All donations are welcome and any amount will make a difference,â€? she said. The Community Dental Access Centre committee has been working for four years to set up the centre. The com-
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y earliest memories of discussions around the value of people who choose to work in the trades was from my mom singing the praises of her mechanic. When we lived on the farm in Metcalf township money was always tight. Mom worked at the hospital which was about 20 miles away so her car was very important to her. She found a mechanic in Strathroy who kept the vehicle going for her Michele Blais long past the time it should have. He was grumpy, but she adored him and always told him so and her charm won him over. She would explain the various clunky, twanging noises, he would cuss, drive her to work, have her picked up at the end of the day and off she would go in her car smoothly and quietly once again. As I write this I am watching Ray the Fall Guy and his partner Mark take down a dead tree in our yard. This tree should have been cut down years ago and certainly before the new house below it went in but for some reason it didn’t. It is a very delicate procedure to take down a large dead tree that hangs over a house, and it is the skill of Ray and Mark that it is making it work. Now my darling wanted to cut down that tree, and common sense prevailed. I gave him a chainsaw for Christmas when we lived on Sunnyview, and by the new year three cedars had been turned into firewood. There is something about giving a man a chainsaw that puts a kind of scary gleeful look in their eyes. There are times when we need the pros. My maternal grandpa was a carpenter, and then a developer. When he was retired he would load us up in the old Pontiac and drive us around Huron County showing us his various projects and telling great stories about each one. He was proud of his role in building the community. On this Canada Day weekend I celebrate all the people that have built and continue to make this country thrive. It takes a great deal of services to keep us moving, whether it is the person I buy my coffee from in the morning, the gas attendant, mechanic, grocery clerks, farmers, distribution services, druggist, doctors, nurses, maintenance, carpenters, etc. — you get the picture. We are all important in our roles, we all serve. Which leads me to our MLA Eric Foster, who is supposedly here to represent the people of this region and what I see of his view on the numbers game. It seems voter numbers are only important to him sometimes. If the Liberals hadn’t had so many good candidates come forward to spread the vote for the nomination would he have been the winner? If this riding wasn’t a shoe-in (at this time) for anyone representing the Liberal party in a provincial election, those numbers might have been different. As it was, those numbers were important to him then because those last two got him a new job. I find his arrogance and dismissiveness of the number of people who came out and signed a petition that goes against current government policy amazing. Not to acknowledge their efforts and concerns because he doesn’t agree is disturbing. Yes you may believe that the HST is the right decision, however it’s the people who are speaking. This whole process of the immediacy of the introduction of it right after the election and the denial that it was in the planning stages, the lack of information has raised many questions and concerns. Remember this is Canada, where we do get to elect our government, where we have the right to peaceful protest, to sign petitions, to speak out, to keep an eye and careful watch on our elected officials. Yes it’s a tough job and so are many other jobs that keep this country going. It reminds
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way back or ter. Some deep down and of the most uncovering the common pain buried a responses long time ago to personal but never dealt grief include with. avoiding, Jesus is escaping or described as a medicating it. Yet it is Dave Bootsma “man of sorrows.” He is the recorded incarnation of grief as in the Bible that Jesus well as compassion. He himself wept over the said, “Blessed are those death of a friend — a who mourn for they friend that he would will be comforted.” raise from the dead in There is no joy without a few minutes. Why sorrow. Whereas we did he bother weepwant to get the pain of ing? It is because he is grief over with as soon perfect. Perfect love as possible, God seeks to does not close its heart use our losses and the for even 10 minutes grief of them to enlarge or refuse to enter into us and mature us. the suffering of others. But you will only What this tells us is be able to enter grief that grief is not something to be avoided but in a healthy way if you have a point of something we need to reference for hope. enter into. We need to accept the reality of the Otherwise you might be overcome with loss and the pain that despair. What is that it brings — to actuhope? For the Christian ally weep over and feel it is that one day God and express our pain, is going to fix everydisappointment and thing that was broken regret. For some of us and restore everything that might mean going
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that was lost. How? Good Friday is God’s response to grief — His as well as ours. On the cross, although he “bore our griefs and carried our sorrows,” and felt his own sorrow, Jesus also caused great sorrow. In fact, the cross is the greatest grief-causing event in history, since it is when and where the most was lost: God lost his Son! Three days later Jesus rose again, and a day is coming when he will wipe every tear from the believers’ eyes, says the Apostle John in Revelation. “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” All they will know throughout eternity is health, love, peace, satisfaction, joy and astonishment. Heaven is the place where nothing will be lost, ever. In time, Clapton put his tortured feelings into a song: “Time can bring you down, time can bend
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Community Calendar JULY 4
Feature Event: Free garden workshop at Xerindipity Saturday, July 10
MINIATURE HORSE SHOW The Okanagan Miniature Horse club is hosting our “Big” miniature horse show at the Agriplex in Armstrong July 4. We have over 60 horses from all over B.C. Show starts 8 a.m. with full slate of driving, halter and in-hand performance classes. Great opportunity to come and enjoy miniature horse. The facility including show arena and stables is completely under cover so no need to worry about rain or shine! Call 542-3433 for more info. GLEANERS WANTED Volunteer in the community and get 1/3 of the fruits you pick: Join the Gleaning Team! If you can help, call Danielle at the Salvation Army, 250-307-7770. 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. July 4 it’s Acting Up a Story with instructor Matt Brown. ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Cost is $10, please bring your own lunch. Registration at 9 a.m.
oin us at Xerindipity Saturday, July 10 from 1-2 p.m. for a free garden workshop. The workshop, “Garden Discoveries - Pests or Pals” will take a look at what creatures are inhabiting the yard and garden space and if they are a benefit or not. The workshop is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. View the many drought-tolerant plants on display and take note of your favourites by utilizing the garden map found at the garden gates in the mailbox. Observe the vegetable plots that the Okanagan Science Centre has on display and learn more about the basics of successful garden planting and tending. Xerindipity is open during regular Polson Park hours seven days a week. For more information about the workshop contact the OSC at 250-545-3644 and for information about upcoming garden workshop topics call the RDNO at 250-550-3700.
JULY 5 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® ARE HERE! Do you love things that crawl, roll, blink and buzz? This is your chance to design, assemble, and program the Lego® Mindstorm® NXT 2.0 robotics kit and complete exciting challenges. Join the fun this summer creating a robot that obeys your every command. July 5-9 (Mon – Fri), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for 12 to 14-year-olds. Cost is $250 for OSC members; $275 for non-members For registration, call 250-545-3644. SPEND A WHILE ON THE NILE! Armstrong Seventh-day Adventist Church, July 5 to 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Vacation Bible School that will take kids on a journey back to ancient Egypt, without leaving our church! Find out what happened to Joseph as he went from Pharaoh’s prison to the palace. For more information, call 250-546-8267 or 546-8555. TUTORING IN READING/WRITING/MATH Vernon Learning Disabilities Association holds summer workshops, starting July 5 for Grades 2 to 7, $30 per hour, Monday through Thursday. To register, call 250-542-5033 and leave name/phone number. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday it’s snooker at 12:30 p.m. Friendship Club 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday (Sept. – May) it’s carpet bowling at 1 p.m. Dance with bands 1st Monday each month (Oct. – May) at 1 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETS Mondays at First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Call Joan at 250-542-9328 or Judy at 250-545-5491. REBEKAH LODGE meets the first and third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Vernon Aerie meets first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003.
before they go into hibernation! Learn about the marmots, their habitat and social structure. Make marmot art project to take home. Fees: $20 per child per morning session. To VERNON AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, register, call 250-260-4227 or see www.abnc.ca. BUSINESS NETWORKING IN ARMSTRONG Check out 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others our free networking opportunity over lunch with a new involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club interesting topic each meeting! We meet the first Tuesday with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call of every month for lunch. Format: 10 minutes networking Jayne at 250-545-0187 for more information. with others, one minute optional personal introduction for THE LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets the each attendant, 10 minute speaker, finish up with casual first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and networking over lunch. Armstrong Inn Banquet Room. area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Would you like to be a future speaker? RSVP to tanyac@ Call Rosie for details at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Previously run by dominionlending.ca or call 250-546-3963. VERNON PLACER MINERS’ CLUB Meets the first Tuesday the North Okanagan Hospice Society, for families who have of the month at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (basement), experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic 1204 -30 Ave., Vernon. If you are interested in gold panning pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. Men and women or mining you are welcome to come to the meetings. Family- welcome. Run by Jennifer Patrick, founder of Vernon’s Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness “A Walk to Remember.” oriented club. For info., call 250-547-9690 or 250-549-4395. 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Healing to open the heart and mind MARY STEBBINS Special to The Morning Star
Under the African sky, where the Milky Way is a river so bright you could pluck the stars from the heavens, the Tara Rokpa Centre lies nestled in a quiet valley near the northwestern border of South Africa. The manager and heart of this centre is in the form of a small woman. She is ageless, a face creased by the African sun, with energy that leaves many of the younger guests panting behind as she leads them through the creeks and up the hills of the place she has come to know intimately, eyes of deep compassion for the many who come to her with their problems. Gogo, those in the nearby African settlement call her — grandmother — and she is that to them, both loving and compassionate yet able to be stern when the need arises. The woman is Pippa Cope, born and raised in South Africa, moving to England where she did her university training, but called back to Africa to work first in Zimbabwe as an occupational therapist and a community developer, and later returning to her homeland. Pippa is a highly practical, resourceful, and deeply spiritual human being. If you came to visit the centre you might have difficulty tracking her down as she’s always on the move. You might encounter her supervising a mudbrick building project, catching a puff adder that had slipped into the dining area, sitting on a committee for environmental protection of the valley, holding a child on her lap, standing on her head in a yoga pose, or sitting in meditation. However once found, you can be assured you’ll be served a cup of tea and have a chance to sit and chat under the
spreading tree that stands guard over the centre. She is Akong Rinpoche’s right-hand woman at the Tara Rokpa Centre where, for 15 years, she has been involved with Tara Rokpa Therapy (TRT). It is in this regard she is travelling to British Columbia to present a healing relaxation workshop in Vernon Aug. 28 and 29. TRT is a fusion of Tibetan and Western wisdom, based on the principle that the human mind’s innate healing capacity can never be permanently damaged or destroyed. TRT has been developed over the past 30 years by Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, renowned physician of traditional Tibetan medicine and meditation master. In 1959 he fled to India from Tibet, beginning the trek with a group of more than 300 people. He was one of only 13 who survived the harrowing journey. This experience became a pivotal point, leading him to dedicate his life to finding relief for those who suffer — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. His contact over many years with the Western world led him to see that generally westerners have strong intellectual and cognitive skills, but often their emotional and social development is fragile. TRT developed out of his wish to share his knowledge and insights with Westerners in a form what would be accessible to all, whatever their belief. Blending the wisdom and training from his own tradition he collaborated with a small team of western mental health practitioners to create a program based in compassion as a key healing agent. Pippa’s connection to Akong Rinpoche and TRT goes back many years. Here in B.C. we have the benefit of her years of
experience in this opportunity to participate in an experiential and fun workshop. The healing relaxation workshop is about opening and relaxing the heart and mind. Everyone experiences peace and tranquility from time to time. Yet often our bodies and minds tighten and freeze in response to life’s challenges and stresses, and even tough creative solutions and expansive ideas are most likely to arise from a relaxed state. This simple, yet profound program is designed to help people repair the tensions resulting from conditions of modern life, as well as to help prevent them from developing in the first place. Participants will explore the benefits of developing calmer states of mind where creative solutions have a chance to arise, learn relaxation, breathing, and visualization techniques, practise simple massage, and explore the use of art materials as a pathway to unearthing feelings. Mary Stebbins, a longtime resident of Vernon, recently spent six months in Africa, much of it volunteering at the Tara Rokpa Centre where she came to know Pippa Cope well. Her interest in Tara Rokpa Therapy grew as she witnessed its benefits to the people practising it. The healing relaxation workshop takes place Aug. 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., both days. The $160 cost includes lunch and snacks. A nonrefundable deposit of $50 is due by July 30. The workshop takes place at 8578 Greenaway Rd., Vernon. For more information, or to register, call Stebbins at 250542-2439 or e-mail marystebb@hotmail. com. Registration cost covers the travel, accommodation, and meals of the presenter, as well as a donation to a Rokpa International project.
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reaking up is hard to do, and moving is even worse. The Social Planning Council, located for many years across from the parkade on 31st Avenue, is moving and will have moved by the time this column is published. That means that the programs located at this address and under their direction are moving as well. The Social Planning Council’s new office will be located at Community Futures at 3105-33rd. St. and Annette Sharkey, executive director, can be found at Pat Black 250-540-8572 where she will continue her good work with City Council and this community addressing such issues as affordable housing, homelessness and opportunities for sustainable growth, among others. The Volunteer Bureau has moved to the North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society’s location at #102, 3201-30th St. and will continue to be available to people who want to offer their time and efforts to help others. You can reach Twylla Genest, coordinator, at 250-545-0585, if you want to volunteer. The Seniors Information and Resource Centre (SIRB) along with the Falls Prevention program will be located at People Place, 3402 27th Ave. SIRB will continue to assist seniors who need help with a wide range of issues and the office is open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and drop-in visitors are welcome. Dayle Drury is the coordinator and she can be reached at 250-545-8572. The Falls Prevention Program will also be located in the same office at People Place and offers advice to seniors about preventing falls, identifying city hazards, and performing home safety checks. I, Pat Black, am the coordinator and can be reached at 250-545-8572. For all of us who worked together at Social
Drop in for artistic fun For just $3 per person, the Smarties drop-in art program at Gallery Vertigo is one of the best bargains in town. Running every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Smarties welcomes families and individuals of all ages to get creative. Today’s program features Acting Up a Story with instructor Matt Brown. Registration is not necessary — just drop in, and the gallery will supply materials, encouragement and smiles. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers interested in art are invited to come down and assist at the workshops — no experience necessary. Gallery Vertigo is a non-profit artist-run centre founded in 2002. It is at #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. For more information, call 250-5032297 or see www.galleryvertigo.com
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Planning, whether volunteer or paid employee, it has always felt like a large loose-knit family. We are going to miss the camaraderie and the sense of purpose that we shared through community services. Mostly, we will miss our own particular and personal community, which offered shared experiences, laughs and supports for one another. Breaking up is hard to do and we all feel a sense of loss and sadness as we move on. But our work continues and change is a challenge of life that we can either choose to endure or embrace. The Social Planning family members are all embracers. It will be business as usual for these organizations, just at different locations, after July 5. A head’s up for anyone who loves Polson Park, drives a car and has mobility issues. The idea of closing the road through the park to general traffic has some merit, I’m sure, except if you have problems and can’t walk far, which I suspect a great number of people do, especially seniors, given the abundance of handicap signs in car windows in this city. Personally, I am unable to walk any distance and I love this park and enjoy driving and parking near the pond to have lunch and watch the kids and ducks play or just to park in a quiet place and feel the peace. As I understand it, this property was sold to Samuel Polson by Price Ellison around 1907, with the condition that he donate it to the city for the free access of all citizens. Now, one of the proposed plans for the park will remove this road and prevent accessing the park to people with mobility issues. If you, or someone you care about, has a disability and feels the removal of this access to the park is discrimination, call the mayor or any council member. In my experience while they may not always agree, they do listen. The number for City Hall is 250-545-1361 or go online to www. rdno.ca.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
FUNTASTIC CANADA DAY
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Juno Award winner Greg Sczebel (above) and Vernon’s own singer/songwriter Jodi Pederson (left) keep the Canada Day crowd entertained Thursday afternoon in Polson Park.
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Lead singer Shane Coates and drummer Nathan Marcetta of Armstrong band Lucy and the Lucky Four perform a cover of Tom Petty’s Don’t Do Me Like That on stage Thursday night at the A&W Funtastic Music Festival.
Future cirque stars strut their stuff at week-long camp Morning Star Staff
With Cirque du Soleil’s long-standing show Alegria coming to the Okanagan in August, local youth can get in on the act with the Cirque Theatre Camp being held in Vernon July 12 to 16. Hosted by Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics, the camp features a variety of cirque-style feats and fun, and is being directed by former Olympian Camille Martens. “I wanted to facilitate/run this camp to offer something new and different to kids in Vernon,” said Martens, who runs the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics club in Vernon. “Circus arts are fun, challenging and
creative and within the circus arts there is enough diversity that there really is something for everyone.” Geared towards boys and girls ages eight to 12, participants will get a handle on acrobatics, tumbling and juggling, using spinning plates, diabolos and flags. There will also be masks, clowning, stilt walking, face painting, drama and games to make the week as fun as possible, said Martens. The camp will culminate in a special show for parents at the end of the week. “In this camp, kids will get to work with a dynamic team of experts including artists and specialists that have worked with Cirque
du Soleil and École Nationale de Cirque, and coaches of both rhythmic and artistic gymnastics national teams of Canada,” said Martens. “Kids will learn about the history of modern circus and get to try a vast array of activities under top-notch supervision.” An artist, certified rhythmic coach and choreographer, Brie-Anne MacPherson will run several sessions/workshops, while Tammy Andreotti, an artistic gymnastics specialist, will focus on tumbling and acrobatic skills. Brianna Darwin, who started her training at Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics, is coming from the prestigious École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal to share her expertise in
a variety of circus arts. “We’ve got the special aerial hoops installed so that she can teach all campers aerial hoops. Brianna is also going to be leading plate spinning and diabolo work,” said Martens. Also returning to her home turf is Vernon native Rachel Martens, an alumnus of Cirque du Soleil and École Nationale de Cirque, who brings a broad background in circus arts, including clowning, yoga, theatre, dance and music. To find out more about the Cirque Theatre Camp, visit www.circusrgstars.net, or phone 250-558-3092.
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Arts Film suffers from juvenile descension Grown Ups: ★1/2
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execution. Lazy, if you oy, it looks like will. Yup, there’s that Adam Sandler word again. and his budI really wanted to dies are having a good like Grown Ups because, time in Grown Ups. A hoot. An absolute blast. yeah, even when he takes horrible misToo bad it ain’t infecsteps (Big Daddy), I like tious. If I could find the one Sandler. But maybe this lovable goof perfect word thing, which to describe has been runthis comedy, ning out of it would be steam the last lazy. There is, few years, is whether you officially done want to believe for. Grown it or not, a Ups certainly good story at the heart of Jason Armstrong makes it look that way, and Grown Ups. what’s worse, Sandler As clichéd as it is, it’s a brings his posse down tale that has the ability with him. to move you, make you The plot has five old laugh, and make you pals reuniting when long for those summer days from our childhood their grade school basketball coach passes when we’d play, and away. They include we’d play hard. Lenny (Sandler), a Unfortunately, powerful Hollywood Sandler and his freagent, furniture salesquent director Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, man Eric (Kevin James), stay-at-home You Don’t Mess With dad Kurt (Chris The Zohan) opt to Rock), new-age healer squash that heart early on, burying it under an Rob (Rob Schneider) and womanizing avalanche of fart and boozer Marcus (David pee-pee jokes. Spade). The boys meet Oh yeah, there’s also an arrow through a foot, up at the funeral, trade various insults about and I can’t quite recall if personal weight and someone gets hit in the spouses, then head off crotch at some point, to a cabin by the lake but I’m pretty sure they to really be cruel to do. one another –– sorry, I Now, such behaviour isn’t entirely unusual for mean bond. The primary cast are this particular bunch, all Saturday Night Live but at least it’s somevets, with the exceptimes funny. Here, the tion of James. Odd bathroom humour is how the big guy comes tired, unnecessary, and out looking the best awfully slothful in its
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Chris Rock (left), David Spade, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler fish for laughs in Grown Ups. from this mess (even after he’s forced to do a scene with an empty KFC bucket on his head), although no one survives Grown Ups completely unscathed. Salma Hayek, who plays Sandler’s fashion designer wife, has never been saddled with a character so unlikable, and poor Maria Bello, Eric’s wife, still breast feeding the couple’s four-year-old son, ultimately suffers through more juvenile boob gags than should be permitted. Again, everyone involved does seem to be enjoying the experience –– they’re cracking jokes left and right and grinning earto-ear. Unfortunately, we, the audience, are completely left out of the fun. With dialogue so wooden it borders on awkward and a whoreally-cares attitude, these Grown Ups are way too immature to be around.
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The 9th Annual
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Richard Underhill (right) plays with The Shuffle Demons at last summer’s Komasket Music Festival. Underhill returns to the area tonight to perform with his quintet at Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek.
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The heat will be on when Junoaward winner Richard Underhill returns home to the Shuswap this weekend. The talented jazz alto-sax man will perform today at Lorenzo’s Café. On a cross-Canada tour with his long-awaited fourth album, The Free Spirit, a CD and DVD recorded live at Toronto’s Lula Lounge last fall, Underhill is taking the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Originally from Salmon Arm, Underhill is an alumnus of The Shuffle Demons, a Toronto jazz force that called it quits in 1997. The band reformed for a reunion tour in 2004 and another in 2009, which included a stop at Vernon’s Komasket Music Festival. Underhill’s new album features outstanding performances from trombonist Ron Westray, former Shuffle Demon guitarist Eric St-Laurent, pianist Dave Restivo and bassist Artie Roth, and was shot with a five-camera video crew. Between the studio album and the DVD, there are 13 new and old Underhill originals performed by this “amazing” band, said Underhill. “It’s a bunch of new songs with a quintet featuring trombone this time,” he said enthusiastically, referring to Westray, a Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra alumnus, who went to Toronto as the new Oscar Peterson jazz chair at York University. The two met at Toronto’s Reservoir Lounge where Underhill plays every
Thursday, and Westray readily agreed to do a CD together. “He has booked some wild tours like the Zacatecas Cultural Festival in Mexico,” said Underhill. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll be going to Mongolia, Thailand, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, possibly China, most of them jazz festivals.” Underhill says his mom was a big influence on his love of jazz, introducing him to the music of Dave Brubeck and Fraser McPherson. “There’s something about jazz that combines the freedom of improvising, with structure of the form of the song,” he said, noting he likes the duality where the musician is playing things that are structured and melodic, and then breaks free of that. “Playing jazz is like five people jumping off a plane together, making a parachute together on the way down and landing safely. And that’s what we try to do, start together, inspire each other, take chances and hopefully arrive together at the same time.” But he’s not stuck in one genre, playing many other styles when the mood strikes, including blues and Klezmer. A Toronto resident for 28 years, Underhill plays his alto-sax on this current tour with Restivo on piano, Roth on bass, William Carn on trombone, and Morgan Childs on drums. Catch the quintet live at 8 p.m. tonight at Lorenzo’s Cafe, 901 Mabel Lake Road, east of Enderby. Call 250838-6700 for reservations.
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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT
Local toy shop makes the grade GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
Two decades in operation, a recent business award and more room to play – Vernon Teach and Learn are acing the test on Business 101. Owned by Lynella and Trevor Henke, Teach and Learn celebrated its 20th anniversary in May, and coupled with an expansion that has doubled their floor space to 5,000 square feet, 2010 is shaping up to be an exciting year. Oh, and they also won Small Business of the Year at this year’s Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, an honour they collected in 2007. “We were excited because one you’ve won it once, I thought that was it,” said Lynella, who started Teach and Learn in 1990 with her mother, Mavis Jackson. “They told us we were nominated for it this year but we thought we had no hope because we were tearing down walls and we had sawdust flying everywhere when they came to do the interview. So we both died of shock when we won it.” The shop has a wide range of educational toys, teaching aids, arts and crafts supplies, books and reading material, and other educational essentials. Their learning-specific items draw a steady clientele from the school district, schools and teachers. As owners of their building, the Henkes were able to shift Carousel Consignments one door down to complete the renovations. The extra space has allowed them to stock more mainstream toy lines like Thomas the Tank Engine, Lego, Webkinz, Zhu Zhu Pets and Melissa and Doug. Lynella says the next craze will be rubber band bracelets shaped like animals, which she says is great because they are affordable.
“Now we’re the largest toy store (in Vernon)... we needed more room to carry the toy lines we wanted and more teacher stuff,” said Lynella, noting they also offer a special order service. “We’re seeing more parents because we carry such a large selection of toys now.” For daughters Janessa, 4, and Lynza, 15 months, the store is like the world’s best play area. And while Lynza is still a bit young to provide feedback on the latest gadgets and toys, Janessa is more than happy to make sure everything is kid approved. “She’ll let us know which one she likes the best and they’re probably the ones that sell the best,” grinned Trevor, who left his engineering job four years ago to help with the company. “As it’s coming out of the box, she’ll be looking.” The Henkes are advocates of the downtown experience, so much so that they bought their building four years ago. Having their own shop on 30th Avenue allows them the freedom to have their children in the store, and puts them in the core of what is going on. They are members of the Vernon Downtown Association. “We love the downtown. It’s a little different clientele. We’ve got dedicated customers that will only shop independent stores and want to shop downtown,” said Lynella. “We try to provide stuff you’re not going to find in a big box store. We try to give you service you won’t find in a big box store. “Any gift we’ll wrap it, whether it’s a Christmas present, birthday present. Parents love that. They’re on their way to a birthday party, they stop, they wrap their gift and keep on going. “We wrap hundreds of gifts at Christmas time.”
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The Henkes, Janessa, four, (from left), Lynella, Trevor and Lynza, 15 months, are enjoying the extra floor space at their recently renovated Vernon Teach and Learn educational toy shop.
Chamber seeks transportation strategy for Southern Interior Morning Star Staff
At the 2010 annual general meeting of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce a policy was unanimously passed asking the provincial government to develop a long term strategic approach to transportation in the Southern Interior. The Okanagan Wide Transportation Committee was instrumental in writing the policy, and in ensuring it got to the floor of the AGM Policy session. The Okanagan Transportation Committee consists of chambers from Sicamous to Osoyoos representing more than 4,000 businesses. This Committee has been meeting regularly for several years now as they strongly believe in the need for the Ministry of Transportation to develop an integrated, multi-modal transportation vision for the Southern Interior region. “A focused, long-term plan for our region is critical to
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the economic viability of our community and the North Okanagan”, said Greater Vernon chamber president Jonathan Jones. “The investment in planning must be a priority as we continue to experience growth throughout the Okanagan Valley.” The chambers believe there are many opportunities for innovative projects and initiatives that should be looked at directly and indirectly related to transportation issues, which are critical to the future economic success of the province. The need for transportation infrastructure that encourages and supports economic growth is a fundamental element of a prosperous economy. However, the infrastructure that exists in many parts of the province does not support economic growth, and in many areas, results in a deterrent to the prosperity of the surrounding communities.
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“As our region grows, successful navigation of the challenges this growth will present to the transportation network and infrastructure will become increasingly important to our economic prosperity,” said Okanagan Transportation Committee chair Norm LeCavalier. “This issue is not going to disappear and we need to start working on this immediately.” The viability of the local and regional economy is directly linked with the transportation network that serves it. This network includes provincial highways, rail systems, local roads, transit service, cycling and pedestrian corridors. The Okanagan chambers, backed by their parent organization, are recommending to the provincial government that it is time to take immediate action to work with municipalities and regional districts to develop a vision for the Okanagan Valley transportation corridor.
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The 3,200 businesses, attractions and organizations making up the Thompson Okanagan’s tourism sector will soon be able to benefit from a new regional focus on research. To facilitate this initiative, new ties have been forged between Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and Kamloops-based Thompson Rivers University. CEO Glenn Mandziuk announcd TOTA has signed an agreement to partner with TRU’s School of Tourism, paving the way for collaboration on several initiatives and research projects on topics of mutual interest. “We are deeply honoured and pleased to form this partnership with TRU, which signifies the start of a new, proactive research strategy for TOTA on behalf of all of our stakeholders,” said Mandziuk. “We are looking forward to working closely with the scholars at TRU’s School of Tourism to apply the best practices in academic research and gain better insight into the challenges facing every-
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From left: Dr. Harold Richins (Dean, TRU School of Tourism), Glenn Mandziuk (TOTA CEO), and Dr. Rob Hood (Chair, TRU Tourism Management Program) sign the TOTA-TRU agreement to collaborate on tourism research in the Thompson Okanagan. one in our region’s tourism industry.” He said data collected through projects with TRU will give TOTA and its stakeholders a stronger foundation for determining future directions and improvements. “It is partnerships like this that will ensure our collective success, by maximizing our respective resources.” Said Dr. Rob Hood, Chair of TRU’s Tourism Management program: “We at the TRU School of Tourism are extremely
pleased with the opportunity to work more closely with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. The Memorandum of Understanding further actions our vision to engage regional tourism businesses, organizations and communities in tourism education at TRU.” He added: “This action will keep us closer to the issues regionally, and ensure our education and research is relevant to managing, developing, and sustaining the Thompson Okanagan region as a spectac-
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A seat at the Roundtable
mall Business in Greater Vernon will have their say. B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable will be coming here on Wednesday, July 14. The Small Business Roundtable was established in October, 2005 with a mandate to engage small business owners in dialogue to identify the key issues and opportunities facing small businesses in B.C. Additionally, the roundtable discussions were designed to develop recommendations for small business and government on strategies to enhance small business growth and success. The goals of the Roundtable discussions are to: – Identify, consult, summarize and prioritize in a timely manner the key issues facing small business in B.C. – Provide feedback and advice to government on specific proposals that affect small business. – Summarize findings and recommend actions to be undertaken by the small business sector. – Undertake selected initiatives to improve competitiveness in the small business sector. The last visit to our region was in 2007 where opportunities were identified, such as taking advantage of 2010 Olympics, marketing and education around climate action opportunities, and the
idea to develop a business mentorship program. The issues that were highlighted were recruitment and retention of foreign workers, accreditation of immigrants’ qualifications, training for employees and owner/operators, and PST simplification and streamlining. The website for the Small Business Roundtable touts B.C. as being “the most optimistic small business sector in the country that continues to produce more new small businesses and the fastest pace of small business job growth in Canada.” The assurance from
the Small Business Roundtable is that they are “committed to making B.C. the most small business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada by cutting red tape and making it easier and less expensive to do business in our province. Yet we know we can do more.” That is a direct quote from their website that I believe our business community needs to engage in. The Small Business Roundtable wants to connect with the small business community around the province in a continuing dialogue to identify opportunities and actions to make B.C. the most small business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada. Tours will allow owners to express views and ideas firsthand in a casual setting, as well as provide the minister and roundtable members an opportunity to visit small business
owners in their environment. On July 14, the Small Business Roundtable will be here in Vernon but you will need to register in advance to participate. For more information on the Small Business Roundtable consultations, and to confirm your participation, please register online at www.smallbusinessroundtable.ca. Seating is limited, so register early to guarantee attendance. Greater Vernon, it is not everyday that our business community has an opportunity like this to speak up, provide valuable feedback and input and help chart the course for the small business community in B.C. Let’s insure our region is both well represented and well spoken…register today! Val Trevis is the general manager of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
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bids two diamonds. (A two-no-trump response guarantees ﬁve-plus hearts and positive values.) I do not like this style. Look what would happen here. After two clubs - two diamonds, South would rebid two hearts, and North would raise to three hearts. Yes, South would try for a slam, but if North has a king, he might have only four or ﬁve points. South would feel much more comfortable if North had responded two no-trump, showing eight-plus points and a balanced hand. And, yes, bidding seven hearts is a gamble when a king is missing. You have 13 tricks: two spades, six hearts, four diamonds and one
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WARNE Steve Warne was born in Calgary on July 26, 1964, growing up in Fairview, Alberta until the age of 11 when the family moved to Edmonton in 1975. They moved to Olds in 1977 where Steve remained until 1996. Steve moved brieﬂy to Red Deer then Vernon, British Columbia. Steve enjoyed his family and friends, trying to spend most of his time active and outdoors. Steve enjoyed playing sports, as a young man this included hockey, swimming, and long distance running, as an adult he continued with hockey, both ice and ball, skiing and baseball. He could be found out in his boat on the lake most weekends throughout the summer. Steve worked 14 years in the oilﬁeld while living in Alberta with 10 years at the Harmattan Gas Plant. After moving to Vernon he became a journeyman plumber recently moving into business for himself as “Steve the Plumber”. Steve died in his home on June 13, 2010. He leaves behind his parents Harry and Elsie Warne; sister Laura Warne; niece Jaquelynne LaFlamme; uncle Donald Warne; aunts Anne Adams, Dorothy Warne, Iris (Earl) Storie and Shirley (Jim) Hutchison along with several cousins. Steve also leaves behind many friends both in Alberta and British Columba. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the Olds United Church. The family requests that in lieu of ﬂowers a donation be made to Kidsport Canada, 190 3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
LALONDE, Shurli K It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Shurli K Lalonde on June 28, 2010 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: email@example.com. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250546-7237.
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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Clyde Burgess announce his passing in Victoria BC on June 9th. Clyde was the founder of Valley Fiberbath/Bigfoot Industries in Vernon. Clyde was born in New Osgood Sask, in 1938. He moved his family to Hawaii in 1967 where so many precious memories were made. He packed his family into a Landrover every week-end for an adventure from Kona to Hilo. He often made side trips to the volcano Kilauea or the green or black sand beaches. We always stopped to pick and chew sugar cane along the way. Sometimes we would take the longer way to Hilo via Saddle Road...a sacred Hawaiian road. Dad would tell us amazing stories about this route. We were all consumed...enchanted. We were a happy family and our childhood was awesome. Clyde spent 10 years in the navy and was a Golden Gloves boxer...he taught us how to defend ourselves. Clyde is survived by our wonderful mother, Patricia of Arizona, son David Burgess (Mel) of California, daughters Jean Pearse of Oregon, Linda Jaeger of Vernon and 5 grandchildren. We scattered our father’s ashes along with the ashes of his beloved Schnauzer, Pheobe in Campbell River during low tide. The tide came in and took them to a better place. Ships away dad, smooth seas, smooth sailing.
May 03, 1920 - June 25, 2010 Born in Poland; son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hack. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 3 and became a proud naturalized Canadian citizen on December 29, 1932. He passed away peacefully in Enderby, BC in the comforting arms of his two loving daughters. Otto was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Elizabeth in 1989 and son-in-law Lawrence Thomas Schaufele in 1973. Otto is survived by his wife of 68 years Matilda (Munk), children; Douglas (Starr), Marlene (Peter) Weintrager, Roger (Marsha), Ken (Amber) and Melanie (Wayne) Klenk; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Otto enjoyed a distinguished 30 year Canadian military career as an education ofﬁcer including 5 years with NATO(Metz, France), retiring in 1975. Afterwards he moved to the Okanagan and began a successful real estate career, including owning his own company, DAK Realty. He also dabbled in politics at the federal level and worked for the housing Board of Assessment. A world traveller and an avid outdoor enthusiast, his hobbies included hunting, ﬁshing and camping. A private family viewing and cremation was held at Bowers Funeral Home on June 28, 2010 in Salmon Arm, BC. A memorial service and interment will take place at a later date in Surrey, BC. If so desired, contribution in memory of Otto may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent through Otto’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Florence R. Makepeace ( Gustafson) Feb. 17, 1915 - June 29, 2010 Born in Bowsman, Manitoba and moved to Giscome B.C. From there to Prince George where she raised her family. Flo enjoyed many years of competitive curling winning many awards. Survived by husband Tom Makepeace, daughters Elaine Gyurscik, Lois Marr, sons Stuart & Gerald Gustafson as well as 8 Grandchildren & 10 Great Grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Vernon on July 17, 2010 at Knox Presbytarian Church Hall, Alexis Park Dr. at 32nd Ave from 2 to 4 pm.
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GANZEVELD, Verna May
Jacob (Jake) Neufeld
March 31, 1916 – June 28, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Verna or Grandma ‘G’ as she was lovingly called by most. Our grandma was a truly remarkable woman, as many of you know. She was one of those women who had an inner strength that helped her to survive through many hardships and losses and still come out a “winner”. She had a great love and respect for the outdoors and wildlife, except for the large rattlesnake that decided to call her ﬂowerbed home at Adventure Bay and was quickly ‘taken care of’ by grandma. She has been a great role model for all of us. Her greatest love was children – she truly loved them as they loved her. Her greatest passion in later years has been her cooking and baking. Hundreds of bags of cookies as well as cakes & pies made there way home with all who came to visit her. She would have been quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting and reading if her eyes had not failed her in recent years. At the age of 94 she was still very proud of her vegetable garden and ﬂower baskets. Even as ill as she was the past few weeks, Grandma was still looking forward to getting strawberries at the Farmer’s Market and going home to make jam and homemade bread for the grandchildren. Verna was born to Clarence & Irma Price on March 30, 1916 in Ramsey, Alberta. Her parents had come to Alberta from Wyoming with horses and wagon shortly before she was born. She had two younger brothers who predeceased her, Fay and Richard (Dick). The family came to Vernon when she was very young and homesteaded on the West Side of Okanagan Lake, the Commonage, and then at Silver Star. Grandma married Fernando (Ferd) Cover when she was a young girl in the ‘dirty thirties’ and they homesteaded near Bardolph Lake, & Silver Star and later moved to Lumby and ﬁnally Vernon which became their home. They had four children, Darwin, Raymond, Marjorie and Jerry. Jerry passed away when he was a little boy. The grandchildren have many fond memories of staying with grandma and grandpa at there home on 29th Street. Ferd died suddenly when he was in his early ﬁfties. Grandma later married Engel Ganzeveld and they lived at Adventure Bay on Okanagan Lake and then moved to Husband Drive overlooking Kalamalka Lake. Engel also had a great love and respect for the outdoors and the two of them spent many happy hours traveling the backtrails of the Okanagan cutting ﬁrewood, picking huckleberries, and just enjoying being in the great outdoors. Her extended family too was included in a great many of these adventures. Engel, as well, was taken from her too quickly. Grandma is survived by her sons Darwin (Fuji), Raymond (Dawn), Marjorie (Ted) and by 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren. As per her request, there will be no services. Happy trails Grandma ‘G’– we are all going to miss you!
Cunliffe, Darin Michael Brierly April 3, 1995, - June 28, 2010 “Gone too soon”
It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that the family of Darin Michael Brierly Cunliffe announce his tragic and sudden passing in Vernon, BC at the tender age of 15. Darin was loved so very much by his family, extended family, close friends and teachers. Darin’s passions in life were SKATEBOARDING, Dubstep, hanging out gaming with friends and Rugby. Darin played on the VSS rugby team as a winger. Darin was on his way to be an up and coming star. Darin was born April 3, 1995 in Vernon, BC. He sadly leaves behind his parents Kim Cunliffe, Russell Cunliffe (Brenda Jennings), brothers Dylan and Brennan and his little sister Ciara. As well as his loving grandparents Chris and Marc Johnson (pre-deceased by Warren Habermann), Bob Cunliffe (pre-deceased by Beverly Cunliffe) and many Aunties, Uncles and cousins. Funeral services to be held on Monday July 5th at 1pm at the Vernon Alliance Church 2601 43 Ave. Vernon. In lieu of Áowers the family has set up a trust fund at CIBC Main Branch 3201 30th Ave. Vernon for a scholarship towards Darin’s passions or for a skateboard park memorial.
Darin, we all loved you so much and will miss you forever, Mom, Dad, Dylan, Brennan & Ciara Goodbye Darin..... Rest in Peace
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was born on November 17th, 1917 in Alexanderﬁeld, Russia and passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2010 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 92 years. Jake will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eva, to whom he was married three weeks short of 70 years; his four children, Eugene (Fiona) Neufeld, Vi (Al) Shevkenek, Ev (John) Doerksen and Karen (Rick) Waller; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Agnes) Neufeld and John Neufeld; two sisters, Katie Hendricks and Anne Krueger; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dave and Peter. Those wishing to pay their last respects to Jake may do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. A private family Graveside Service at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery will precede a Celebration Of Jake’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jake to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3J 5H5 “Dad, you were a devoted husband, a loving father and a cherished grandfather who will be sorely missed. You dearly loved your Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ your entire life and we will meet you again one day in Glory.”
Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
On June 30, 2010, Ray Gale passed away at his home in Coldstream, BC. Ray was born on July 4, 1935 in Calgary, AB. He will be missed by his wife, Marion; two sons; Rodney (Heather) Gale, Spruce Grove, AB and Rick (Sharon) Gale, Lacombe, AB; two daughters, Theresa (Tim) Dykes, Stony Plain, AB and Kelly (Stuart) Maxwell, Devon, AB; eight step-children, David (Doris) Dykes, Darwell, AB, Tim (Theresa) Dykes, Stony Plain, AB, Chris (Barb) Dykes, Onoway, AB, Kevin Dykes, Edmonton, AB, Karen MacDonald and Allan Bakay, both, Vernon, BC, Kevin (Heather) Bakay of Kelowna, BC and Kim Stobbe, Vernon, BC; twenty-one grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Ron (Olwyn) Gale, Sundre, AB; one sister, Dorothy (Jack) Horne, Carbon, AB and numerous extended family members and friends. Ray was preceded in death by his ﬁrst wife, Selma; and one brother, Gordon. Ray loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in whom he had a deep and strong faith and his next greatest love was family, keeping up to date with their lives while spending as much time as possible with them. He never forgot his military days, joining the Navy in 1953 but later returning to his farm and ranching roots where he took great joy in teaching his grandchildren to ride. Moving to Coldstream he then enjoyed operating his saddle shop at O’Keefe Ranch for the past ﬁve years. Ray had a great love for all sports and was a staunch Oiler’s fan. Those wishing to pay their last respects to Ray may do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Sunday, July 4th, 2010 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Road, on Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Larry Woelke ofﬁciating. Another funeral service and interment will follow in Darwell, AB later in the week. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ray to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1
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In Loving Memory Of MAUREEN BRYANT August 9, 1935 - July 5, 1998 “Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger every day Remembrance keeps her near”.
Forever loved, missed, and remembered By Verne and all the family
SARA (McKINNON) JAMES Passed away July 1, 2007
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Contact us about becoming an Investors Group Consultant, ﬁnd out why Investors Group was rated the #1 Full Service Dealer* and how we can help bring your personal and professional rewards far beyond those associated with a traditional job. * Investment Executive Dealer Report Card, June 2008. TM Trademark owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations. The is a full-time opportunity to establish your own variable-income and self-employed business in association with Investors Group. MP1459(10/2008-P)
Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED PIPELAYER w/ 3 yrs. experienced in Sani, Stm & Waterworks. Wage Negotiable. Fax Resume to 250-549-3808.
NOW HIRING Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. has expanded our operation to the Interior of British Columbia. This development is very exciting to us and we trust that it will be beneﬁcial for you as well. Currently we are looking for individuals interested in joining our team at all levels of our trade. Please forward your resume to: email@example.com 604-525-6840 (fax)
DAY HIRES Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL “Seasonal Pickers, Landscaping & Yard Maintenance Skilled Trades People”
Contact Steve 250-542-4041 AUTO PAINTING
If you are customer service oriented individual with a passion for food and people, then roll up your sleeves and apply. Pls fax your resume to: 604-590-3569 Attention: Hesam. or e-mail to: macsbcofﬁce@mac.ca
We Care has an opening for the position of Casual/On Call LPN. Please forward resumes to Charlene.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-545-9729
required for Dr. Gary Wessels’ bustling and cheerful downtown Vernon ofﬁce. Minimum 2 years of dental experience required. Please send resume in MS word format to email@example.com
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
Body Work - Rust Repair Free Estimates ** Affordable Prices ** 35 yrs. Experience “QUALITY WORK”
Ken - 250-558-0102 A1 Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP, MOVING. Paul (250)550-4256 Complete Renovations, Repairs or updates to your home. I have 20yrs exp. in construction. I am also a journeyman Electrician, quality work at an affordable price, so I can save you money. (250)838-0268, 250-868-7334 DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449 Full size pick up avail. $15/hr or by the job, anything anytime 7am-9pm 7days 250-558-0796 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. OGOPOGO DOG WALKERS Dog Walking by the hour 250-309-5337
Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
and get MORE business by placing
COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 309-3981 GUTTERS
Licensed & Insured
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
You WILL be noticed
Vernon Home Maintenance
Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
•Yard cleanup •Handyman Service •Hot tub repairs •Lawn maintenance •$50 Gutter Blowout •Free Estimates
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Call Trevor 306-6324
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
DAN REICHELT 250.540.2533
New Contstruction General Contracting Superintendant Service Renovations • Decks
Kevin - Journeyman Carpenter
firstname.lastname@example.org #2 4404 PV Rd. Vernon, BC
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
HANDS Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations
DOUG MORRISON Owner 250.558.8245 | email@example.com
TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed
Mark of Excellence EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
GET READY FOR SUMMER! 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
Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M E N T E R P R I S E S
Licensed, Insured, References
Full Service Renovations Find us on p. 87 in the 2010 Infotel Book! “The Affordable Professional”
Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
WINDOWS & DOORS
Jed - (250)-307-4774
“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS
Walk Easy Hardwood Floors Site Finished WOOD FLOORS Supply, install and ﬁnish new ﬂoors • Reﬁnish & renew old wood ﬂoors 20 years experience with Quality Craftmanship
• Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design
- WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
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NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
DECKING Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977
SUPERIOR DECK LTD VINYL DECKING • ALUMINUM RAILING
Kelowna Winﬁeld 250-212-3075
• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598
Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4
STONE & TILE INSTALLATIONS
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
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.
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PAINTING DANâ€™S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
JACK WESSELL PAINTING INTERIOR - EXTERIOR - CEILINGS SPRAYED STUCCO - WOOD - VINYL - FENCES 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE â€˘ WORK GUARANTEED
Call Jack 250-308-2870
- Decorative Concrete Specialists - Concrete Staining & Engraving - Trowel & Stamp Overlays - Epoxy Floors & Much More!
â€œAll Your Concrete Needsâ€?
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Tazzâ€™s Concrete RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Terrence John Interiors Int. Ext. Painting, Fine Wood Staining American Clay Msg. 250-558-4525
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED
CREW WITH QUALITY RATES
Call Kevin 250-308-8268 â€˘ Foundations â€˘ Concrete Floors â€˘ Sidewalks â€˘ Retaining Wall â€˘ Engineered Wall â€˘ Driveway â€˘ Suspended Slabs
Mudjacking & Underpinning Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.
(250) 547-1481 or (250) 545-9522 Free Estimates!
CONCRETE RESTORATION Complete concrete installations for driveways, patios, garage slabs, excavate & form work. Slip Resistant Super High Gloss Sealing/Resealing â€˘ Retaining Walls High powered pressure washing â€˘ Bring life back to your old concrete
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
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD. 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
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CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
30 Years Experience. Seniors Discounts! Fully Insured. Serving Vernon & area since 2005
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
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RICK WARE EXCAVATING
THE MAN WITH THE VAN If its time to pack up and move we do both! â€˘ Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries â€˘ Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan
CLYDESDALE MOVING PROFESSIONAL MOVES LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
558 -7914 or 307-1975
Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226
EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING â€˘ RETAINING & ROCK WALL BOBCAT SERVICE â€˘ LARGE & SMALL EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS
CELL: (250) 308-9237
DAVIES DRYWALL CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
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Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
All Your Drywalling Needs
R.O.W.P. Septics / Waterlines Driveways - Homesite Preps Rock - Concrete Breaking Fencing - Hydraulic Post Pouding Brush Danger Tree Removal
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece â€˘â€˘ Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residentialâ€˘ â€˘15 12Years Years Experience
5464 Highway 6 Coldstream
Chris â€Ś Phone/Fax 558-0590 â€˘ Cell 309-0410
Tandem Dump Truck Will match or beat any rate!
CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT
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250 550 7900 250-550-7900
BILLâ€™S HOME REPAIR â€˘ Vinyl Fence Systems â€˘ Ranch, Decorative & Private SINCE 1992
503-4606 â€˘ 558-3352
Kellyâ€™s Trucking & Excavating Quality Rock & Block walls! Phone
â€˘ Reasonable Rates â€˘ Drive ways â€˘ Complete Excavating, Trucking & Landscaping services.
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15 yrs experience with quality our priority! ALSO OFFERING:
- Custom Fencing For Acreage & Residential - Agricultural Consulting - All your fencing needs, livestock, dogs, - Local & Long Distance orchard & ornamental Hauling with 26â€™ - Custom made gates, post pounding, Flatdeck Trailer brush & land clearing, site prep & road Excavating & B.Sc., PHONE: building & rock/concrete breaker 250-542-1833 Contstruction P.Ag.
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COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, STRATA
A.S. (Andi) Towns • Driveways Owner • Patios • Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 • Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539
Lawn Maintenance, Small Tree & Shrub Planting & Removal Flower Bed Recovery
Stone Paving & Landscaping
Over 15 years Experience • Call for a Free Quote
PLUMBING EVERCARE LANDSCAPING • HEDGE TRIMMING & SHAPE • TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEED • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • HAUL • DUMP RUN
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA
VERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342
• Design • Installation • Maintenance
“Making Green Space YOUR Space”
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Landscape Renovations - Have Many Ideas! NO Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care JOB TOO SM ALL * Residential * Commercial * Strata “Improving Your Property One Visit at a Time” Call jan for a Free Estimate
Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193
by up to
• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest
DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca
Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPERS AVAILABLE Personal, small business and corporate, A/P, A/R, payroll, all returns & statements. Experienced. 250-309-2056, 250558-0312. PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPING Services. Now accepting new clients. Competitive rates. Contact Claudia at 2 5 0 - 2 5 3 - 3 9 4 6 email@example.com
Cleaning Services Housecleaner with over 15 yrs experience, has openings for weekly or bi-weekly, ex ref. Michelle 250-307-5409. HOUSE CLEANING and Laundry Service. For more info call 250-803-6937
Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
2250/yard C.O.D. 250-558-8822 $
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LAWN PARCHED...we will replace it with Landscape rock, cloth and edging. Please call 250-275-3058 or email email@example.com for an estimate.
Give new looks to family owned jewels!
#106 - 3334 30th Ave. Vernon, BC
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
MicroSolve Computer Solutions
In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
We Do It Right The First Time! Exclusive Canadian Diamonds Mined, Cut and Polished in Canada
WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery
14 years serving the community
KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561
Laursen Electric Commercial Residential Service New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured
( north end of Swan Lake)
SCREENED TOP SOIL
BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
8102 Highland Place, Vernon
6083 Okanagan Ave, Vernon, BC V1H 1L9
CEDAR FENCE PANELS, 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong POST POUNDING & Fence Building. No Transport Fee. Free Estimate. 250.308.5403.
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL
SPECIALIZING IN ALUMINIUM & STAINLESS PRODUCTS & REPAIR
Seniors Discount - Free Estimates
PREMIUM GRANITE SALE. Granite counters starting at $2495. Great quality, Great price, Great service. Professonal removals & installation. WCB Insur’d, All Major Credit Cards. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-763-8303, 250-870-1577 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
ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
WELDING WELDING FABRICATION
We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price
- Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *Certiﬁed 250-309-7008
Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work
Glendale Rooﬁng & Renovations
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Available on short notice! Certiﬁed Journeyman Plumber/Gasﬁtter
BUSINESS DIRECTORY 250-550-7900
25 + years Experience
DARCY ’S PLUMBING
Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE
NEED A PLUMBER?
Call Chris @ Vernon: 250 307-7173 Mabel Lake: 250 838-2242
Moving & Storage
Feed & Hay
July 16, moving truck, 2 men avail. to Kel-Pent-OsoyoosKam-Van, Chubb’s Moving, 250-492-1078
DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449
Haylage bales for sale. $60 each. 250-547-6816. *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. You Cut & Keep Hay. 40Acre Field, Fintry area. 250-5451560.
Beef for sale, no drugs, no hormones, by half. $2.85/lb, (250)838-6288 Free summer pasture (Predator Ridge area) for 2-4 horses. safe, secure, lots of water. 250-309-2698 Gelbvieh purebred bull w/papers, registered. 2yr old $2500 (250)838-6288 VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC
Cheap danger tree removal by Certiﬁed faller. 250-838-6229 or 250-804-5113
Boarding Horse Boarding, Coldstream, close to Kal Park trails & riding club, shelter/pasture/riding arena/corral. (250)545-0357
Trails End Farrier Service Laird Gordon CertiÀed Journeyman Farrier PH: 250-379-2578 CELL: 250-540-4221
Classiﬁeds We’ve got you covered! 550-7900
Reliable and committed
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. SUMMER HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
PRYCE LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS
ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading
OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL
• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies
PICK UP OR DELIVERY 250.541.0111 VISA HOURS DEBIT DECORATIVE ROCK Mon. - Fri. MASTERCARD 8:00 am - 4:30 pm INTERACT Saturday WHITE DOLOMITE SENIORS 8:00 am - 4:00 pm DISCOUNT Sunday BLAST ROCK 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed Stat Holidays LAVA ROCK SLATE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH www.justrocks.org TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL 186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON
4620-23 Street rd
www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.
1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
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Misc. for Sale
ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Free to good home, 1 white male, blue eyes, 1 Russian blue & white female, no farms. After 5pm 250-260-3951.
Rottweiler/Shar-pei puppies. 7wks old,1st shots. Call John 250-309-0684. St.Bernard pups, vet checked, 1st shots, family raised, full mask. 250-838-2157 TRINITY SHEPERDS 5th generation, long & medium coated Sheperd pups. Blk, Blk & tan, red or brown sables, ivory, straight backs, old world style. 10wks. All shots. Health cards. Wormed. View parents & geneology tree. $500. Lots of references. 250-547-9763. Trinity Sheperds has rescue dogs (Sheperds) needing good homes. $250 for costs spayed or neutered. All shots. Acreage homes preferred. 250-547-9763.
855 MF Baler; #10 MF Baler; 4’ PTD Howard rotortiller; 500 gal fuel tank & Att.; 8’ X 16’ “H” steel 3/8x4x4 cattle guard; 1 ton Cap. Livestock grain feeder; 3 tons/hr grain roller PTO; Grain Aieger & Conveyor; 16’ seed drill-grain, hayseed, fertilizer; 1 ton fertilizer & spreader; 10’ roller packer; 440 John Deere Crawler; Bale elevator; Hay forks; Welder & Acetylene torches; 14’ double desks. Call 1 (250)992-2294
HOA MAI BERRY FARM STRAWBERRIES for sale, picked in ﬂats or u- pick, new ﬁll, high quality,pesticide free. 250-549-5054.Cell 250-9384688. 6584 Old Kamloops Rd,Vernon. PRE-ORDER Raspberries now!!! X-large, X-juicy variety. $3.50lb. Waechter Farms 250832-4176 Strawberries. Pilgrims Produce, certiﬁed organic. U-Pick $2/lb Sat & Mon mornings. Saskatoons avail. 1568 Eagle Rock Rd, Armstrong. 250-5463669. www.pilgrimsproduce.com Strawberries: you-pick $9/icecream bucket full or we-pick $28/ﬂat. 1536 Hoffman Rd. Armstrong, (250)546-3812 U-PICK RASPBERRIES. Approx 250/lb @ $1.75/lb. 7amnoon & evenings. Below waterslide. Call ahead 250-5030781. U-PICK RASPBERRIES Bright Angel Farm 6896 Herry Rd. Open 8AM-Noon! (250)558-5552 U-PICK STRAWBERRIES No chemical sprays or fertilizers used. $9/per ice cream bucket. Tues, Thurs, & Sat mornings 7am-11am. 1550 Hoffman Rd, Armstrong. 250540-5698.
16hp lawntractor $500, free p/up dead garden/lawn equipment. (250)260-5819 1973 Heavy Duty Sears tractor, mower,snowblower, 16 hp. $800 ﬁrm. 250-503-2177. Craftsman 12hp lawn tractor, needs battery. $300 ﬁrm. 250503-2177.
GLASS rectangular patio table, 6 chairs/pads $200. Regulation sz.shufﬂe board, perfect cond. $200obo. 250-260-8997. Hobie Cat, hardly used, boat & sails all in great cond. Sorry, no trailer. $750 obo. 250-5583401. Ikea bed $100 obo, electric meat slicer $75 obo, small fridge $75 obo (250)558-4793 Kenmore 11000BTU window air conditioner. Near new. $250. Call between 8-5 250545-0160. Large Stork Craft Crib, 1994, exc/cond, model#65591 $5 (250)558-3925 Lovely coffee table w/2end tables $100, good bbq w/tank $100, Rocking chair $20 all obo (250)545-7846 New England Pellet stove, Purchased in ‘06, auto start, been serviced by prof. every year. $800. 250-558-3501. *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. swamp cooler, will cool 1200 sqare feet, inexpensive to run, uses water to cool, great for a shop, $500obo, 250-579-5877
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
www.vernonanimalcare.com BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class Aug 12. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 Coton-de-tulear 3 pups, white w/yellow ears, toy size, very soft cotton hair, vet checked, 1st shot, dew claws off, dewormed, non-shedding, $400-$600 (250)546-6019
Gorgeous tiny Chihuahua pups, tricolor, 8wks, vet shots, $500 obo Wendy 250-3792223 LAB/COLLIE pups. very cute & used to young children. Only 2 males left. medium size when full grown. Vet checked, dewormed, 1st shot. Ready June 8. $250. (250)549-0777 Min Pins, red, 2 females, tail docked, dew claws removed, ready to go. 250-549-1848. Puppies for sale, Shepherd, Husky, Rottwieler Cross. no shots, vet checked $100ea. (250)550-6190
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Scrap or Unwanted Vehicles We pay up to $100 each delivered to our yard. Pick-up available - loose metals.
Scrapit Metals 250-540-4815 pricing on larger units
Shop on line: www.briteland.com Awarded “Business of the Year”
Mon - Sat. 8:30am - 5:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY
Appliances 30” smoothtop electric stove, convection oven, 30” over the stove microwave, Whirlpool built in dishwasher, $300 takes all. (250)546-2175 White Moffat elect range, Easy clean oven. Everything works. $75 obo. 250-5031766.
Building Supplies EXTERIOR sidings: board & batten, channel, bevel, log cabin. Dry. T&G; ﬁr, cedar & pine (1x4 1x6). Fencing; ﬁr & cedar. Latice panels. Timbers & beams. Lumber for garden boxes, retaining walls, hobby wood. 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong. Rooﬁng shingles, 30yr, 55 bundles, 1800 sq.ft.,black. $450.250-546-8308 1-250317-9491.
Firearms CZ 858’s, 19” bbl, non-restricted, in stock now. SKS’s & ammo Call Weber & Markin Gunshop, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel 250-762-7575,T-S 10-6 WEBER & MARKIN Gunshop & Gunsmiths, one of Okanagan’s competent gunshops, GLOCKs, SKS’s & ammo, clays, quality ﬁrearms buy & sell, repairs, bluing, customizing, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6 Wetherby VanGard heavy barrell, 223, 3-9 Bushnel-elite, thumb-hole stock $1100. RCBS 38-357 Green machine. $110. 250-542-8334.
Food Products Farm raised, grain fed side of beef, 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494
Free Items CASH! Free Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers 250-938-6777 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303.
Fruit & Vegetables
Firewood/Fuel Firewood For Sale We have different species. pine, ﬁr, larch, birch, or apple. delivery avail. 250-260-7932. Log splitter, Split Fire, made in Canada, 6 1/2 Honda GX,Value $4,000 +. Sell $2,000 250546-8308.1-250-317-9491.
Heavy Duty Machinery 2502603257 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 $2400! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.
Misc. for Sale 12’x36” pool w/pump $60, Shoe rack (holds 20pair) $17.50, (250)549-4892 5200 Watt Porter Cable Generator, new in the box, made in the USA, $550, Honda EU1800 Watt Generator $350, Chrome 17” Moto Metal Wheels, 6-bolt ﬁt Chevy Toyota or Nissan $125ea, Troy built Roto-tiller, rear tine, 8hp Kohler Magnum motor w/potato hilling attachment $600, Partner 14” Gas Concrete Saw w/new diamond blade & water attachment $350, (250)260-8680 8000BTU remote control air conditioner, fully refurbished & tested. Special $75. (250)5466151 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970
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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 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! Elect adj. bed, multi positional c/w mattress, locking wheels, elect.control, removable side rails, very good cond. $400 obo. 250-558-0548. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 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 SOFA & LOVESEAT - NEUTRAL COLOUR V. GOOD COND. NON SMOKING HOME $325.00 PHONE 250275-1295 TEAK modern bdrm suite, exc cond, head board, frame & foam mattress. Bedside cabinets, 8 drawer dresser & mirror. $700. 250-767-6764.
www.lakecityprinters.com BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. Custom hitch for Tracker or Suzuki $100. Dehumidiﬁer, Kenmore 40, used 2mo $150. 8-Carbouys $8/ea. 250-5583501 Double sided gas F/P, 2’x8’H, 3’x3’W, 22”D, like new, used only twice, $750 250-203-0902 778-475-0902 Evenﬂo 3-position easy clean highchair, great for boy or girl, new cond $50. 250-260-8997 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Summer Blowout Demo’s SOLARUSsauna.com Free del. Water Alkaline Ionizer Promo www.BetterWaterForLife.com 1-888-239-9999 Showroom Kel FOR RENT 12’ DUMP TRAILER 250-546-6022, 250-308-9250
STARTING AT $4.09
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Shavings & Sawdust 10 to 150 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
11’x40’ Commercial Ginseng dryer. In good cond. 360,000 BTU furnace w/ 5hp blower, 8 roll in drying racks. $1,500. 8’6” scraper, mounts on tractor front end loader arms, good for pushing manure, straw etc., $150. 8x11 heavy duty single axle trailer. $950. 250545-4737.
BURKE’S Big Strawberries; 15lb tray @ $2.25/lb $33.75 baskets $2.75/lb. Raspberries 10lbs/$32. Cherries 10lbs $25, baskets $2.75/lb, Peas $2.25/lb, Bunch Carrots & Beats. Eggs $3/dozen. (250)545-2093
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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: Cash for: Copper/ Brass- Radiators, wire, plumbing, etc. Will also haul away unwanted metal 250-546-3556 Wanted: Hot tub cover 7x7. Phone 250-542-8099. WANTED: Kodak Carousel slide projector in good cond. 250-542-7828.
Musical Instruments Epiphone acoustic guitar, great cond,$110.Vox DA20 guitar amp. $200. 250-30675232 Peter. full-size violin & acoustic guitar B-ﬂat Clarinet. (250)503-5249
Sporting Goods Kuwahara Touring bike, steel fame-56cm, Shimano Deore components, good cond. $100. 250-542-7828.
Tools 10” table saw, single phase, Steel City, 3hp, lrge ext.,mobile base. Value $3500. $2,000 new. 250-546-8308.
Garage Sales BX: 7803 Glenhayes rd, Sun/Mon, July 4/5, 9am-5pm. Antiques, crafts, good variety!
Acreage for Sale 13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, ﬁnancing considered. 250-269-7492
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A Rare Find!! 4.94 acres nestled amongst large acreages, peace & tranquility, southerly view of mtns & rolling hills! New well, 5 gpm. Hydro/Tel at entrance! New wide approach & gate! Choose your bldg site! Armstrong/Enderby area! Price $249,800. Call Wilma 778-294-8448 Hard to ﬁnd 20acres. 8.5km East of Enderby. Level, Well in, Treed, fenced, hwy frontage, close to school, store, river, lakes, golﬁng. Year round rec area. Good farmland. $389,000. Rob 250-838-7284. Quiet Country Living. Approx 2.2 acres w/mid 70s 3-bdrm. house. Nicely landscaped w/Cedar & Colorado Spruce trees. Enderby area. To view call 250-832-7506 or 250-8046735, 1-4 pm daily.
Apt/Condos for Sale
STOP PAYING RENT! Condos starting @ $99,000 Bad Credit OK Financing Available Call 1-877-509-9009 www.okeefe2.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Vernon
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******* 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 East Hill,5bed, 3bath executive rancher, 3 car garage, 3900sq.ft. 2bdrm suite, $529,000. By appt. only call 250-308-9207 THIS ADORABLE house is up for sale, located in Westshore Estates Vernon BC. Located close to everything important in life; lake Okanagan, Crown land access right from your backyard for plenty of hiking and biking, camping, beaches and only 25 minutes away from downtown Vernon and 50 minutes to Kelowna. This area is a dream to live in. We loved it! Our property consists of less than an acre of land, fruit trees, and a huge garden. Please take the time to check it out on MLS # 10005294.
LUSH PRIVATE ACREAGE
Commercial/ Industrial Property GREAT WAREHOUSE space, approx 1000 sq I just can’t use it all, so need to sublease, clean, secure $750 includes heat and Alarm. No auto, or crazy ideas, Location Kal lake rd close to new Shoppers Drug Call 780-990-2844
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2335 VanKleeck Avenue • Rare ﬁnd - fantastic views of the golf course • Mature care-free landscaping • 24x24 workshop/storage • 3100 sq. ft. spacious rancher • 4 bdrm, 4 baths • Legal suite for revenue, appliances incl.
$595,000 PHONE 250-546-8358 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92669 for pics & info
POSSIBLE SUB-DIVIDE TO 2 LOTS
721 Stanley Avenue • Private, level, beautiful property • 2 driveways • Steps to downtown, dad with love the lg. workshop plus garage • Unique family home, 4 bdrm, 2 baths, den, lge. F/R • Spacious kitchen for mom, tons of counter space and cupboards • Appliances incl. Hurry in on this one
VERNON, Alexis Park Gardens, 2bdrm Condo, w/solarium in well managed, well maintained, appreciating building, secure, parking, convenient most amenities. $189,500. 250-503-0144.
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Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner ﬁnancing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com NEW excl. 12 lot subd. in Lumby, 2.5 acre gentle VIEW lots, treed, private, power, well. Start $219,000. 1st 3 lots are HST free. http://gallery.me...m/kennagraff/100284 Terry, 250-317-2807
$405,000 PHONE 250-838-7467 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92668 for pics & info
Lakeshore 1800sqft House on lakefront, Westside Rd. carport, shed, $199,000. firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAND NEW HOMES Foothills homes with suites
Mobile Homes & Parks
$279,900 PHONE 250-838-0768 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92670 for pics & info
FIRST TIME BUYERS Why rent when you can own? Free list with pictures of homes available with $5,000 down & $984/month. www.StopRentRobbery.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Vernon, 1-877-509-9009
FIRST TIME BUYERS Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon 250-549-7258
2680 Rosedale Place • Walk to all amenities, lots of parking • Family oriented area, schools nearby • Updated 1228 sq. ft. home, beautiful kitchen • 4 BDRM., 2 1/2 baths, hardwood ﬂoors • Early occupancy possible
$339,000 PHONE 250-546-3246 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92642 for pics & info
Home & Lot Packages 832-6699
LIVEABLE older mobile home & porch. Must be moved. All offers considered. 250-5458406.
Townhouses $158,900 2bdrm fully reno’d, vacant, okhomesellers.com #26377. 250-275-1600.
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Apt/Condo for Rent Maple Ridge Gardens
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For Sale By Owner 4442254
Available Aug. 1st
Large Three Bedroom Apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.
To view call
Westmount Apts 2 Bdrm Apartments at $925/mo. Secure Senior Building No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included.
Available August 1st
250-545-7251 Seniors Building 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 & 2 Bedroom Remodeled Suites • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets
104 Birch Crescent
Apt/Condo for Rent
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
1 Bachelor, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom corner suite available. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
BRAND NEW 1 & 2 bdrm units, 6 appls, U/G parking & many amenities. Great views. Seniors only. Call…
Move In Incentives
Great quality, extra features 5% down, from $933 per mo. Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
• Central to all amenities, great neighbours • Views and easy care grounds • 1960 sq. ft. rancher, completely ﬁnished, 3 bdrm., 2 baths • Awesome kitchen, lots of cupboards • Spacious F/R, private level entry to bsmt., garage
Apt/Condo for Rent
Deluxe & Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo, Gas Fireplace, Lge. Sundeck, Great View. Secure & monitored mature adult building, Guest suite, Library + Rec room, UG parking. $995, incl. heat, F&S, DW. NS, NP. Cat OK. 250-309-2000
1 & 2 bdrm apartments, $650/$775 DD, Ref Req, great location, very large, well managed. (250)545-8985
For Sale By Owner
REMODELED 2 BDRM. CONDO ST Available July 1 $ 825 per month
• Located close to shopping & town • All appliances included • No pets, no smokers
One bedroom, now, $595.00. Hydro not Incl. Good condition. Wanting Quiet, clean living person. Adult Blding. No P/P or drugs. Res. Mgr on site. Call to view & interview. 250 558 5020. 1bdrm condo, Vernon, close to downtown, $675/mo. (250)838-6904 1bdrm, stainless steel appl, new hardwood ﬂoors,Capri Gardens. $800 250-542-9166. 2B/1.5B, Mature tenant. 5 new appl, new ﬂooring & paint. $900+Util. D.D. 250-836-3128
Discover the Secret!
Hawthorn Lane Renovated town homes with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable living. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
1st Month Incentive, Hospital area, unique well maint 2Bdrm, in-suite laundry, DW, AC, large enclosed balcony. $950. 250-306-3939. 1st month incentive, next to Hospital, 1bdrm, in-suite laundry, U/G secure parking, elevator. Wheelchair access, heat incl. $950. 250-3063939. 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $800/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223.
*Apartments * Condos *
2 bdrm 1 bath downtown condo $750+util 112-3700 28A St Incl FR ST Avail June 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown townhouse $750+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl app 1 bdrm 1 bath downtown apartment $625+util 3504 32nd Str Includes FR ST CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at
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FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 - 3PM 928 Mt. Begbie Drive - Middleton Mtn. $524,900
186 North Fork Rd, Cherryville, acreage, 900sqft 2bdrm, 1bath house, South facing, Cherry Creek runs through back property. Beautiful Place! $250,000. 250-547-9821. ENDERBY Hobby farm, owner ﬁnancing, 4+acres, horse shelter, fruit & berries, 4-bdrm house, 2.5-bath, inlaw suite, will take mobile, rv or property as down payment. $439,000 250-309-1506, 250-838-0509 HOUSE FOR sale, 1100 ft, 3 bdrm, bsmnt, gar, 1/2 ac, Whitevale, $315,000, 250-547-9696
NO PAD RENT, $229,000, own your own land, bright, clean, open 3bdrm mobile, close to amenities & beach. 250-306-7698
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent Call for rent incentives! Large 1bdrm $740. 1bdrm +den $790. F/S, DW, AC, balcony, NP/NS, clean, centrally located, on-site managers, quiet building, (250)5455773, 250-550-0243
The CLIFFS 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite. Lakeview.
1100 per month
ENDERBY 2bdrm apartment, secure, a/c, N/S, N/P, no parties. 250-308-9299
F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, plus heat, hot water and hydro all included. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. N/S, N/P.
Hospital area, 2bdrm condo, corner unit, F/S, DW, W/D, NS/NP. Avail Aug 1. $850. 250-542-2744.
Good building for Seniors! On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE
LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788
250-542-1701 2bdrm 1bath condo, D/W, A/C, onsite laundry, NS, close to downtown, sm. pet ok, $975 +hydro. 250-307-6174 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 2-bdrm, clean, renovated, close to amenities. n/p, n/s 50yrs+, $850 (778)478-1670 2bdrm, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $850, RR 250-549-0440, 250-307-7117 2bdrm totally reno’d condo. WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN, monthly payments of $940. new appl. front load w/d, new cabinets, ﬂooring, Juliet balcony, possible rent to own OAC. 250-307-5522 2 BED 2 bath condo. Aug 1. Quiet 3 ﬂoor. Maple Ridge Gardens near hospital, gas ﬁreplace, lge. shaded sun deck, secure & monitored adult building, guest suite, & Rec room. UG parking , F&S, DW, in suite laundry, NS 1 cat. $975 incl. heat. 250-309-0296 Armstrong, 2-2bdrms, $650 & $700. 1bdrm $575. Heat incl. R.R. Ann (250)546-0993 Beautiful 2bdrm, lakeshore condo, n/s, n/p,avail July 8th.$1200. Semi furnished. 250-260-8843. CALL ABOUT OUR RENT INCENTIVES Embers,Century Manor, Arlington. Seniors- n/p, n/s,1 & 2 bdrm suites, spacious, clean, well maintained,centrally located, downtown, close to schubert centre, available immediately. 250-275-8066. EAST Hill/Lakeview Manor 1bdrm, hardwood ﬂoors, onsite laundry, n/s, n/p, Avail Aug 1, heat & water incl. (250)260-5870
NEW 1bdrm condo on OK Lake, hot tub, private beach, pool, putting green, underground prkg, $1275/mo. incl: hydro/gas/cable/phone & internet. 250-308-0793 Spacious Condo, 2-bdrm, 2bath, util/incl, insuite laundry, $1100 no dogs,(250)558-0371 Studio condo located Creekside at Silver Star, fully furnished, functional, monthly, weekly, or daily rental. Avail imm. Book your Mountain Biking weekend accommodation now! 250-546-9086.
Retail/Of¿ce Space C4 Zoning
Excellent Downtown Location
Call Dawn Taylor, Re/Max Vernon 250-309-4092
WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE SPACE
• North end location • 1528’ - $1050/month • 2160’ - $1475/month Loading dock access • All units with overhead doors Call Ray Stafford Vernon Management 250-549-0198 1700SQFT ofﬁce space lease. 250-558-1166.
WAREHOUSE, ofﬁce, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 250-314-7225, 250-5504178.
Houses For Sale
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DISTRESS SALE BANK FORECLOSURES
Receive a free computerized list with pictures of distressed & foreclosure properties.
www.DistressedVernonHomes.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Vernon • 1-877-509-9009
PROPERTY NOT SELLING? sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025
(Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/07
LIST on MLS® for JUST
• Premium Marketing & Service … GUARANTEED! • No restrictions, exclusions or extra fees! • #1 Producing Of¿ce in Vernon for 2009*
KAL LAKE VIEW HOME Best Deal in Coldstream! Stunningly updated 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1700 sq ft, AC, U/G sprinklers, RV parking, short walk to beach & college, fenced yard, quick possession. 250-309-8111
• Completely self contained daylight suite 2 bedrooms, plus den • 3417 ﬁnished sq ft Sell s • Unobstructed valley view Motivearte d • Beautifully landscaped / irrigation Make a • Raised ceiling with hardwood & tile ﬂooring Offer! n • Large Island Kitchen - Great for entertaining! View at www.okhomeseller.com • #25769 or call 250-503-0899 or 250-307-3570
REAL ESTATE *Based on 2009 OMREB MLS® transactions per agent
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Duplex / 4 Plex
Cabins for rent
2BDRM in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, no/pets, (250)838-9657
on Mabel Lake Lumby end. Motorhome parking available.
2-bdrm unit in 6-plex, Avail July1, $850/mo, n/s, no dogs, Gary @ (250)306-0996
2 BDRM. main ﬂoor, right across from lovely Kalamalka Beach with gorgeous views. Newly reno’d, furnished. Sleeps 7. $1800. wk. 12905 Westkal Rd. call 250 545-2784 or email@example.com Ok lake townhouse, 1+1bdrm, beautiful views, monthly rent. $firstname.lastname@example.org
Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 1bath downtown Lumby, $800 incl.util. n/s, n/p, Ref. Avail immed. 250-550-0361.
Homes for Rent
3bdrm, 1.5bath, incl W/D, fully fenced yard, covered patio, extra parking, NS, $950/mo avail Aug. 1. 250-275-7760 leave msg. 3-bdrm, 2-bath, OKLanding, f/s/dw, w/d, n/s, pet ok, Aug1, $950+DD (250)558-4806 eve. 3bdrm + garage, (Harwood area) avail Aug.1. N/P.$1200 + 2/3 Hydro, gas & water. 250-869-9788. Bright, clean, 2bdrm, main ﬂoor, close to downtown, n/s, n/p, $875. incl util, 250-3064088.
Homes for Rent 2200 45th Ave, main 3bdrm $1100. Bsmnt 2bdrm $775. Both F/S, W/D, shared util. 250-260-5993.
SUPER-SIZED RENT-TO-OWN Bright family-sized eat-in kitchen. Sparkling hardwood ﬂoors. Private fenced-in yard. Lovely home on quiet tree-lined street.
Credit problems OK. Call 1-877-509-9009 or get info at VernonRentToOwn.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Vernon
*Houses *Twnhme * Furnished Accommod. * Vernon * Armstrong 4 bdrm, 2 bath Lakeshore Home $2200+util 8730 OK Landing Rd, incl appl. Avail Aug 1 2 bdrm, 1 bath upper level home $1200+util 5415 Pearson Rd. Fr St incl Available Now 2 bdrm, 2 bath 2nd adult oriented end-unit. $1000+util 4740 20th St Appl incl Avail July 4 bdrm, 3 bath luxury executive home $1800+util 4012 Rockcress Fr St Dw Mw incl avail Aug 2 bdrm, 1 bath updated townhouse $950 + util Incl FR, ST, DW, W/D Available Now 3-4 bdrm, 1 bath West Vernon home $1100+util 2705 38th St incl Fr St Avail July 2 bdrm, 1 bath West Vernon house $1100+util 2704 39th St incl Fr St Avail August CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119
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at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES CALL MARIA OR DIANA TODAY
at 250-550-2120 for more information. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • POTTERY ROAD HOUSE – Three bedroom upper suite boasts laminate ﬂooring, new paint, large private yard with patio, F/S, D/W, shared W/D. Close to downtown and Polson Mall.
RENT: $1,400.00 per month includes utilities • OKANAGAN LANDING HOUSE – Two bedroom house near Paddlewheel Park, beautifully landscaped yard with large deck to enjoy the view. Includes F/S, D/W, and W/D
RENT: $1,300.00 per month plus utilities • LUMBY HOUSE – Five bedroom home located on Vernon Street in Lumby. This home offers lots of space, carport, and a beautiful yard. Over 2000 square feet of living space with a new fridge and stove, W/D, and D/W.
RENT: $1,200.00 per month plus utilities • TWO BEDROOM CONDO – located in Alexis Park, this suite has just had new ﬂooring installed and is freshly painted.
RENT: $900.00 per month plus utilities • LUMBY - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT – Second ﬂoor – above downtown business.
RENT: $750.00 per month includes heat, water, & sewer • ONE BEDROOM SUITE – On Alexis Park Drive this suite is close to schools and shopping, etc.
RENT: $675.00 per month plus utilities • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – Located in Capri Gardens this suite is completely updated and modern. Close to shopping and all amenities.
RENT: $650.00 per month plus utilities • ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT – Located in Regency Gardens this one bedroom suite is ready to move in, includes fridge and stove, coin laundry on site.
RENT: $650.00 per month plus utilities
AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st • BEAUTIFUL THREE BEDROOM TOWNHOME – In Summerwind Estates shows like new. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths includes modern kitchen, hardwood and tile ﬂoors, master ensuite, central air conditioning, central vacuum, security system and double car garage. Close to Kin Beach, schools, and shopping. Includes F/S, D/W, and W/D.
RENT: $1,600.00 per month plus utilities • NEWER TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOME – Located close to downtown this is suite is in a newer complex with a beautiful modern kitchen, a nice shaded yard and includes a single car garage.
RENT: $1,200.00 per month plus utilities
FOR PICTURES CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RENTALSVERNON.COM
Homes for Rent 3 bdrm + den. Newly renovated, Coldstream Kal Lakeview, Cul-de-sac. All appliances incl. 2200 sq ft, 2 car garage. Avail July 15 $ 1,600 + utilities. NS, NP.
Cottages / Cabins
• 1 room bachelor suite, shared washroom. Util. included. $550 • 2 bdrm basement suite, util. included, F, S, W&D, big living room. $900 • 2 bdrm condo, undergoing renos, will have new carpet, looks good, NS 1,000, in Arbor Lee, Alexis Park Dr. • Right on Kal Lake. Smaller 1-2 bdrm home, single garage, small storage shed. $1300, 1 year lease.
2-bdrm, downtown, large storage, fenced yard, $850 +some util. n/s, Aug 1 (250)503-1926 2bdrm, level-entry, downtown, large yard, & shed, W/D, NS/NP, avail imm, R.R., $900/mo +util. 250-558-8226. 30x40 2 bay shop for rent, Coldstream $300/mo. 250549-3313 email@example.com 3BDRM upper, near Seaton school, main ﬂoor, sep. laundry, NS/NP, N/parties, avail. now $1200+util 250-542-8826 Avail immed 2bdrm, cozy, clean 5min from Vernon, great view, deck. 250-542-0060
Homes for Rent 7898 Ok Landing Rd. 2bdrm, 2bath, $1250/mo.Avail immed Amil 778-987-5340 Anar 604617-5050. A-frame house, 35min out of town, 2-bdrm, 2-bath, on fully treed lot, 5min to OK Lake, closed carport, rv parking, avail July1, (250)558-0315 between 10am-11pm Brand new 2-bdrm unit in park w/lakeview,N/S, N/P, $925/mo incl pad rent, Avail Immed, RR Kristen 250-306-5604 COLDSTREAM, large, bright, level entry suite, 2bdrm +den, yard, deck, f/p, laundry, prefer mature couple, no dogs. $1150 util/incl. 250-309-5212. Executive home, furnished, Silver Star, 4bdrm. Avail up to Dec.1/2010.NS/NP. $1099/mo +util. 250-558-5045. VERY NICELY reﬁnished East Hill 1700 sq. ft. split level available for rent 1 August. 3BR; 3BA; 5 appliances; garage; nicely landscaped. N/S, N/P. $1600 per month includes WS&G 250-275-3058
Ofﬁce/Retail 1700 sq.ft.,/850 sq.ft.,ofﬁce space, downtown across from Parkade.Util incl.,Avail immed. Price negotiable.250-2603196. 1700SQFT w/ofﬁce & storage space. Ideal location for small business. Lots of parking. For further info please contact 250-542-8566, 250-309-9246
Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.
Room & Board BIG bdrm in Armstrong, no cats, $700/mo for room & board. 250-546-3559.
FARM COUNTRY RV PARK IN N. KELOWNA beautiful, quiet country scenery. Full Hook-Ups. Reasonable rates 250-862-7448
1bdrm, North Bx, $650.incl util.,partially furnished, private ent, suitable for single person, avail Aug.1. n/s,n/p,250-5423450.
Vernon, centrally located 1bdrm newly reno’d suite, laundry, suits a quiet person, ns, np, $700 incl/util. DD/RR. Avail July 15. (250)558-7792
1bdrm suite, brand new, ns, np, single person pref. $700. July 1. 4708 Bellevue Dr. (250)558-1181, 250-540-4063
1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo. incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Fully Furnished Private room in huge lovely home in Vernon overlooking Swan Lake.All amenities included including cable and telephone. Must be independant and get along with others...(and like cats and dogs!!) $500.00 available immediately.....Sus 778-4755911 778-930-0181
2-bdrm, 1-bath bsmt suite, just renod 1000sqft, brand new w/d, f/s, new kitchen cabinets, & ﬂoors, Avail Immed, $900 call Paul. 1-(250)300-4275
1bdrm, suitable for single resp., person, no parties, no drugs, n/p n/s. $650 util incl. D.D. Avail. immed. Parking Armstrong. 250-308-2326.
2bdrm, avail Aug 1. NS, NP, $700/mo incl/util. 250-5495070. 2bdrm, brand new, NS/NP, $900/mo incl/util. Coldstream area. 778-475-4657.
2bdrm, spacious in new executive home, W/D, F/S, incl. all util. sat. & internet, $950 ns, np, avail. now. (250)306-9600
HWY.6 Mini Storage.4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090. RV, Boat & Truck Storage LITTLE GIANT TRUCKING 250-546-6022, 250-308-9250
Armstrong,new 2 bed legal daylight basement suite,Private entrance & off street parking. 5 appliances. NS/NP. $900 inc. heat, water, electricity. Avail July 15 or Aug 1st. Call 250-307-5674.
Suites, Lower 1 and 2bdrm level entry suites, fully reno’d, large treed backyard, very quiet area, hot water/incl, nonsmokers only, no pets, 1bdrm $600/mo, 2bdrm $700/mo. 250-545-1220. 1BDRM, Avail Immed, priv.entry, patio, beautiful lakeview, walk to Kin Beach, priv.laundry, quiet area. NS/NP, $675+$75util. 250-503-2138. 1bdrm, close to Hunter Store, clean & quiet, NS/NP, util & laundry incl, Ref, DD Req. July 15, $700/mo (250)558-9656
BRIGHT, 1bdrm, Easthill suite, on bus route, all util & internet incl. Suitable for single person only. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1. $700/mo. 250-549-7431. East-Hill, adult oriented, 1bdrm, f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p. appl., $675 incl/util. 250-938-1101. Large, bright,clean, 1br daylight suite. Sep ent f/s w/d a/c n/s.Harwood area . R.R Aug.1 $745 +util. 250-545-3813 New 1bdrm suite Armstrong, newly reno’d, $585 incl. basic util. + shared laundry. Suits quiet single, N/P N/S, Ref’s. (250)546-9919
Suites, Upper 1-bdrm, avail now, laundry, sep/entry, sundeck, util incl, except telephone, internet & cable, Ref please, $650/mo, (250)548-3386 1 bdrm, n/s, np, free w/d, parking, security system, 1 1/2 year building. $800 util incl. Avail immed. 250-549-8109. 2bdrm den, f/s, d/w, w/d, North end of Swan Lake, great view of lake, $1150 util/incl. avail. Aug 1. (250)306-4556 2bdrm suite, $900 incl util., avail now. 250-707-0604 or 250-801-1060. 3bdrm, 1.5bath, Alexis Park area, priv.laundry, NS/NP, $1200/mo util/incl. Avail June 1. R.R. 250-558-1585 lv msg Apt. suite, 2bdrm, appl. inc. not suitable for children, $750/mo. +util. Avail July 1. Call Gary (250)503-6590 Avail Immed. Newly reno’d 3bdrm, 1bath, puriﬁed water, close to all amenities, NS/NP, $1000/mo +util. 250545-0883. ENDERBY - 1bdrm suite, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750. 250-558-9171 Main ﬂoor $450/mo n/s, n/drinking, n/p, shared internet, (250)558-9814, 540-2151
Townhouses 3bdrm, 1.5bath, 5 appl., n/p, n/s, child ok, $1000 + util, Avail Immed. 250-764-1428.
Antiques / Classics 1950 GMC, 5window P/U. Restoration well under way. $16,500 spent so far. You can buy this project for $5000. Lots of spare parts. (250)546-0037
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Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
1997 Crown Vic. - like new cond, only 31,000km, loaded w/all the extras, light green, w/clearcoat. $4500 OBO Received a call from Cache Creek, they saw the ad on our website @ www.vernonmorningstar.com
Had 8 calls total.
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When booking online, go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 firstname.lastname@example.org Dealer #5529
Antiques / Classics
1974 Triumph TR6 Roadster, collector plates. $8500. 250546-6729. 1975 Maverick, 2dr, 302 auto, power front disc, new back brakes, needs restoration. $450 (250)546-9881
Auto Accessories/Parts CANOPIES GM Shortbox $795. GM Longbox $295. Dodge Longbox $595. Ford Longbox $295. Call 250-545-2206.
FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WANTED: 195/R65/15 near new winter tires to ﬁt 2000 Cavalier $300 or less. 250503-5462, 250-306-3164 WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.
RV Service and Maintenance • Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair • RV Customization • Insurance Claim Repairs • Detailing of RVs & Boats • Parts and Accessories
Scrap Car Removal
Cars - Domestic 1988 Buick Regal Ltd. 1-owner, Ladies car, clean $2300. 250-260-5941. 1988 Chev Cavalier, low kms, V6, auto, black, 16” rims, sound system, very clean & sporty. 250-542-0054. Offers. 1990 25TH ANNIVERSARY MUSTANG GT $8,000 OBO (250)546-6711 1993 CHRYSLER Concorde for sale. 198K. Runs & drives well, body needs some work. Very smooth ride. $700 OBO. Call Geoff@250-540-8675. 1999 Olds Intrigue, 3.8L V6, 228,000kms, new tires plus winters on rims, good shape. $2800 obo. 250-546-6540. 2000 Ford Focus, 193,000kms, 4dr, good cond. $3200 obo. 250-545-0436. 2001 Grand AM 4dr, auto, only 132,000kms, exc.cond. $3650. 250-545-4170. 2001 Mustang Convertible, 6 cyl. 5 speed. Silver/Black. Setup for ﬂat towing behind your motorhome,baseplate & wiring installed. New tires just installed. $7000 OBO Phone 250-549-3211
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Off Road Vehicles
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2001 Honda ATV, 450 4x4, 1500lb winch, runs great, $3200 obo (250)938-0098 2007 CanAm Outlander 800RXT, like new, winch, racks, good rubber. $7900 obo. 250-308-6124. 2007 Honda 400 Trail Edition, GPS, winch, 2 or 4WD, auto or lock in 1st gear, 55.8hrs, 486kms, Large cargo space in seat behind driver, top cond. $7000. 250-558-3501.
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Hwy 97 Armstrong BC (Spallumcheen Industrial Park) • Tilt Decks • Cargo Trailers • High Decks • Sled Trailers • ATV/Quad Trailers • Utility Trailers • Car Haulers • Hydraulic Dump Trailers • Mobile Storage Units • Flat Beds • Horse Trailers
1990 Dodge Roadtrek, 19’, 144,000miles, 318cu inch engine, handles & rides well, new tires & shocks, washroom w/toilet, newly painted - silver, 2 single beds, Enderby 1-250838-7024 phone after 6pm, reason for selling & owner over 80. $8900 1991 H.R 26’. 5th Wheel penthouse. 5300 lbs. Mint cond. $5900.obo 250-460-0043 1992 Terry 5th wheel 33.5’ new hardwood ﬂoors & lino, fully equipped, $11,500 obo. (778)475-1008 1995 Dutch Star 34’ MH, GMC 454, 35,000miles, Large slide, Onan gen, awning, roof & dash air, backup camera, 2TV’s, sleeps 6, great cond. $29,000 obo. 250-260-1941, 250-308-9523. 1997 26’ Nash Vacation Trailer, sleeps 4 adults, 12’ slideout, bdrm in back, 2 entry doors, 3 stabilizer jacks, laminate ﬂooring $10,000 (250)546-6258 1999 Okanagan 21ft Ultra Lite hardly used, dual axel, elec. brakes, 3500lbs, full bath, micro., $13,500, 250-492-2170 1999 Okanagan Ultralite 25’ trailer. A/C, queen & hide-abed. $8950 obo. 250-5456708, 250-309-2701. 2000 Malard camper trailer, 26’,pull out, like new, used 4 times, sleeps 6, fully loaded. $14,500. 250-542-1455. 2004 Arctic Fox 5th wheel, 26.5’, 12’ slide, rear picture window, 4 seasons pkg. pristine cond. easy towing, $24,500. (250)550-3221 2004 BIG FOOT 25’ travel trailer, fully loaded, very low kms, as new condition - no smoking or pets - $27,900 obo. 250-260-1319 2005 25’ Salem quad bunk, rear queen slide, fully loaded, exc/cond, $15,800obo 250542-1046 2006 32’ Travel Trailer keystone 12’ slide, entertain. centre exc. cond. $16,900. Lowest price around. 250-938-4149
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
Sport Utility Vehicle 1990 Toyota 4-Runner, 4x4, black, auto, a/c, p/w, great cond.Toyota quality. $2600. obo. 250-545-0860. 1995 Suburban under 400k, new turbo & AC pump, power seats, leather, injection pump (new 80k ago) F.S.D cooler installed 80k ago, 3.5 performance exhaust, CD, $3400. (250)542-8506 2003 Saturn Vue, exc/cond, 116K, 4cyl, 5spd, manual fwd, loaded $6750 (250)542-0766
Trucks & Vans 1984 Ford F150, 300 6cyl 4spd, $800. 250-546-8808. 1986 GMC S15, 4cyl, 5spd, good on gas, c/w 4-winter tires & rims, new distributor cap & wires. Asking $2200 obo. 250549-3274. 1987 White Astro van, drive able, needs TLC. $800. obo. Call after 5pm 250-542-0974. 1992 Bronco 302 5spd, 8000lb worn winch, $925. Bell express & guns. 250-545-0110 1999 Dodge Dakota, 2WHD ext cab, 5spd, only 155,000 kms, ex cond. $5,450. 778475-5651 Vernon. 2003 F350 4x4, SD, ex.cab, S/B, diesel, auto, 180k, good cond. $10,500. 250-306-5362. 2004 F150 200,000k, fully loaded, great shape, $12,800. (250)308-6942 2005 Ford F150 super crew XLT, 4x4, new tires, headlights, brakes, ﬂuids, $9750. 250-307-4379 2005 GMC 3500 diesel, 4x4, ext. cab, S/R wheels, 128,000k. 250-546-6625. 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4, ex-cab, L-box, full load, good cond, $16,900 503-0320
25’ 11” L, 6800lbs, hitch- 1140lbs, small slide, rear kitchen, hard wall, 3 yr warr remaining. Excellent Condition
TRAILERS All types, all sizing, excellent pricing. Pleasant Valley Trailers, Vernon. (250)545-2000
2008 Kenkraft Import Camperette, as new cond. $2500. 250-542-2106. Must sell 1990 Bounder 32’ class A Motorhome, sleeps 8, runs great, everything works, $14,500. 250-832-4176
LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19’ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368
12’ Princecraft Boat, c/w oars, padded seats, swivel seat, rod holders, & moving wheels. $900 (250)838-6418 17ft 185HP, 200hrs, I/O board, ex cond., EZ lod alum.trailer $4,900 250-545-8814 1982 17’ Sunrunner Bowrider, I/O merc 140hp, new upholstery, carpet, battery, tower, am/fm/cd, 2-props, EZ Loader trailer, great shape, $6700 obo. 250-542-2547. 2005 Bayliner 192 Cuddy Cabin, ﬁsh ﬁnder, 3.0L 4cyl Merc, $13,900. 250-938-0231. 2005 Pontoon boat, 90hp Nissan fuel injected engine. $19,900. 250-275-4984. Coleman canoe 18’ ﬁbreglass/alum, storage comp & transom. 250-549-1848.
546-6999 • Toll Free 1-866-546-5899 Recreational/Sale
Scrap Car Removal CASH! Free Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers 250-938-6777
2006 KOMFORT 5TH WHEEL,
21.5’ 1988 Prowler Cuddy. Economical cruiser with 3.7L 165hp Merc I/O, Alpha 1 leg (needs bellows), power trim & steering, VHF, ﬁsh ﬁnder, V-berth makes large bed, full canvas, swim platform, on galvanized trailer w/ hydraulic brakes. 250-542-4667 or 250-558-9555.
LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM
Recreational/Rent MOTORHOME for rent. 250542-0060.
1984 Venture, 130,000kms, full touring w/stereo, $1700 obo. 250-309-2487. 2007 Hyosung 250 Twin Motorcycle, immaculate, 1 owner, low mileage, always garaged. $3750 obo (250)558-3034 Honda CRF 450, great shape. $4800. 250-938-0608. Red & White 75 FLH, 6000 miles on Vtec stroke, extras $10,500 (250)547-9512
CLEAN UP UNWANTED VEHICLES
Off Road Vehicles 2007 Lind-Yamaha 2WHDR Quad 90cc $800. Honda 90cc 3wheeler $400. 250-558-0061.
1980 Chevy Impala, 5L, 4-barrell, 4dr, 96,000kms, good cond $975. (250)260-4277 1994 Honda Accord, 4dr, auto $1495. 1993 Chev P/U 4x4, 5spd $1495. 250-308-0045. 1998 Z3 BMW 2.8L Roadster, Convertible, auto, 98,000mi. great condition $12,000 OBO (250)558-5482 Vernon 2002 Hyundai Elantra, auto, cruise, a/c, cd, low kms, $4800 (250)260-3410 2004 HONDA CIVIC 2dr 5spd, Black. Only 84,000Kms, clean, keyless entry, CD, ipod plug in, Alarm, PW, sunroof. Winter & summer tires both on steel rims! $9499. 250-540-2559 2007 CIVIC -Sedan DXG, Ryl Blue, 40,000 K, 5 spd Auto, Tilt/stw, ABS, PB, A/C, CD, MP3 Jack, Pwr Windows & Doors $14,000 ph 250-2601934 2009 YARIS - 40+MPG 17,000Km - under full warranty - Like new - $15,750 250-3080380
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Cars - Domestic 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maint, exc.cond $2850 obo 250-307-4379 2003 Chevy Cavalier Sedan, A/C, 5spd manual transmission, AM/FM, CD, w/only 70,000kms $4900. 250-5496691 2006 Pontiac G6-GT, 4dr, sunroof, 30mpg, full service records, air, tilt, cruise, lots of extras 75,700kms, $11,500 (250)545-6548 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!
Cars - Sports & Imports
FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245
Call Craig Mayall 250-549-0019 • www.gilmay.ca Located at … 139 L & A Cross Road
1974 MGB, good shape, runs well, collector plates, must see! $6900 obo 250-308-9277
NEW HITCHES AT USED PRICES!!! PLUS ON SALE 750 lb. Blue Ox Sway Pro Equalizer Hitch Reg. $799 ................. $59900 1000 lb. Blue Ox Sway Pro Equalizer Hitch Reg. $799 .............. $59900 1500 lb. Blue Ox Sway Pro Equalizer Hitch Reg. $989 ............... $74900 Hijacker Gooseneck 5th Wheel Hitch Reg. $450 ......................... $35000 800-1000 lb. Husky Centerline Equalizer Hitch Reg. $788 ....... $59995 *While quantities last
• Receiver Hitch for 79-93 Mustang • DSP Receiver Hitch for 99-04 Ford F250 Superduty • Receiver Hitch for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee • Receiver Hitch for 01-05 GMC 2500 & 3500 • DSP Receiver Hitch for 99-02 Dodge 3/4 & 1 Ton
• Front Camper Tiedowns for GM 99-06 1500, 2500, 3500 Reg. Duty • Rear Camper Tiedowns for Dodge 93-02 Full Size • Front Camper Tiedowns for Dodge 94-02 Full Size • Front Camper Tiedowns for Ford 97-03 F150, F250 Light Duty • Front Camper Tiedowns for Ford 97+
6395 Hwy 97N, Vernon, BC • NORTH LOT: 250-545-2916
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2006 4 Winns bowrider, wake board tower & lights, less than 30hrs, 18.5’ $21,500. (778)475-1008
30 year old, petite, attractive, brunette is available from 11:00am-12midnight in Vernon. 250-260-3946
Cortess - 250-307-9146. No blocked calls.
1ST Class Mystique Escorts. Gorgeous Ladies & Men of all ages to suit every need. 24/7 out calls. Quick arrival time reasonable rates. 860-6778 (Kelowna), (250) 558-5500 (Vernon). NOW HIRING. www.mystiqueescorts.ca
MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048
Classiﬁeds We’ve got you covered! 550-7900
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ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com
VOTED #1- BEACH BUNNIES Kelowna’s Elite Agency www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 Now hiring!
TENDERING NOTICE The Regional District of North Okanagan invites tenders for Kind Edward Lake - Proposed Dam Rehabilitation and Flow control Works (Start August 23 and end October 29, 2010. Ten weeks construction schedule). The work generally consists of earth moving, a concrete building, weir and outlet structure, and associated electrical. Documents are available after July 6, 2010 for a non-refundable fee of $50 (including taxes) at the office of Mould Engineering at Ste. 206-437 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC during normal business hours. A non-mandatory site meeting is planned for July 12, 2010, at the King Edward Lake dam at 11:00 a.m. Tender close is August 6, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Mould Engineering. The tenders will be evaluated on the basis of 80% cost and 20% comparable work experience.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN
Dogs are easily jolted out of open pick-ups and often suffer crippling injuries or death.
INVITATION TO TENDER 2010 VEHICLE
Sealed Tenders clearly marked “2010 Vehicle” will be received at the ofﬁce of the Regional District of North Okanagan at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9, up to 3:00 p.m., local time, Friday, July 9, 2010. The Regional District of North Okanagan is inviting businesses to provide a quote on either a new 2010 Compact Extended Cab Four Wheel Drive Pickup with Canopy or a 2010 Four Wheel Drive Off Road Utility Vehicle. The vehicle will be used on Forestry Roads which may mean deep ruts and pooled water. Vehicle must be off road capable. Some important speciﬁcations we are looking for are: short wheel base, four door cab; good ground clearance, approximately 7” minimum with skid plates; must sit four passengers comfortably. Tender documents and speciﬁcations may be obtained at the Regional District of North Okanagan located at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC. 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.
Why not let your dog ride in the safety of the cab instead?
Please forward Tenders Attention: Donna Douglas. Tenders are scheduled to close at 3:00 p.m., local time, July 9, 2010.
VERNON 5603 - 27th St. 250-549-4161 ARMSTRONG 2555 P.V. Blvd. 250-546-3119 LUMBY 1998 Vernon St. 250-547-9266 ENDERBY 908 George St. 250-838-0025
5603 - 27th St. - VERNON 549-4161 1-800-667-2040
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• SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 2302 - 22ND STREET (EAST HILL) $334,900
• SUN. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. 2303 39TH STREET (CITY) $245,000
• SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 7922 OKANAGAN LANDING ROAD (MANDALAY) $359,900
• SUN. 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. 3606 25TH AVENUE (CORNERSTONE TOWNHOMES) (OKANAGAN LANDING) $299,900
• SUN. 1:45 - 3:00 P.M. 4607 GRANDVIEW FLATS ROAD (ARMSTRONG) $399,000
• SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. PARKER COVE (WESTSIDE) STARTING @ $178,900
• SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 11500 COLDSTREAM CREEK ROAD (COLDSTREAM) $574,900
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Mercruiser 470 engine, 170hp, ﬁts most Mercruiser legs $1200. Mike 250-547-6403.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF GERHARDA HENDRIKA BRONGERS AKA GERHARDA HANDREIKA BRONGERS, DECEASED, LATE OF VERNON, BC WHO DIED APRIL 28, 2010. Take notice that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must ﬁle with the undersigned executor by August 16, 2010 a full statement of their claims and of securities held by them. Jantinus Brongers, Executor, 12220 Teichman Rd, Prince George, BC V2N 5C1
25’ Maxum Sunbridge, sleeps 4, full galley, 5.7l Mercury, EZ Loader tr. ex. cond. $23,500. (250)832-4206 (250)395-0168
Always my little girl
21’ “Windrose” Sailboat w/trailer, good cond, ﬁberglass hull, aluminum/stainless rigging. $4500 obo (250)769-3144
• SUN. 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. 6600 OKANAGAN AVENUE (THE OAKS) (OKANAGAN LANDING) $360,500
• SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 1025 MT. ATKINSON PLACE (MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN) $449,000
• SUN. 12:00 - 3:00 P.M. 8291 OKANAGAN LANDING ROAD (OKANAGAN LANDING) $1,390,000
• SUN. 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. 3280 PHILLIPS ROAD (SOUTH BX) $779,000
• SUN. 12:00 - 3:00 P.M. 8108 KALAVISTA ROAD (COLDSTREAM) $2,300,000
• THU/FRI. 1:00 - 5 P.M. SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 9875 SELKIRK DRIVE (RAVENSCRAIG) (COLDSTREAM) STARTING @ $349,500 • SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 6532 BLACKCOMB PLACE (FOOTHILLS) $509,900
• EVERY SAT/SUN. 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 1681 SUGAR LAKE ROAD (SUGAR LAKE) VACATION HOMES STARTING @ $169,900
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Full MLS® Exposure, Premium Marketing, No Additional Costs … GUARANTEED!! IMMACULATE 2 BDRM. MOBILE! 134,900
#20 - 5484 - 25th Avenue
• Wonderful 2 bdrm home in popular Big Chief Park • New laminate Àooring, paint, light ¿xtures and carpets • All appliances included, new window coverings. MLS®
PANORAMIC VIEWS! 389,000 ced Redu
949 Mt. Grady Court
• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room • Phenomenal views of the city and Swan Lake • Potential for 2 bdrm. suite in basement. MLS®
SPECTACULAR OPPORTUNITY! 489,000
1502 - 37th Avenue
• Fully renovated home in East Hill • 5 beds, 3 full baths, theater room! • Hardwood and tile Àoors, new deck, etc! MLS®
COLDSTREAM 6.7 ACRES 649,000
6620 Brewer Road
• Private acreage in heart of Coldstream Valley • Immac. 4 bdrm. family home, detached sunroom • Triple gar., hot tub, encl.dog run. GREAT! MLS®
TURTLE MOUNTAIN ESTATES 249,900
QUIET, PRIVATE AND BEAUTIFUL! $ 339,000
#104, 3808 - 35th Avenue
10724 Pinecrest Drive
• Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo • Central location, close to all amenities • Scenic mountain and city views. MLS® $
• 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room • In-ground pool in backyard • Mature landscaping, near forest. MLS®
EAST HILL BEAUTY 399,900
1203 - 30th Avenue
• Except. 4 bed family home in prime East Hill location • I/G pool, hot tub, 2 ¿replaces, fenced rear yard • Lge. fam. rm. w/wet bar, newer roof, huge deck. MLS®
CLOSE TO PARK 529,900
5822 Rimer Road
ALMOST 1/2 ACRE ON MIDDLETON! 599,000
553 Mt. Ida Drive
921 Mt. Grady Close
• Very private, loads of yard space, close to parks • Partially ¿nished basement perfect for suite! • Large family room, massive 5 piece en-suite. MLS®
LAKEVIEW WITH SHOP 707,000
527 Middleton Way
• Cozy 3 bedroom log home on 0.5 Acre • Located in popular BX, close to town • Extra parking, cov. storage, lge. workshop. MLS® $
• Lovely 4 bed, 3 bath. Immaculate interior • Hardwood Àoors, Hardie exterior • 2 gas ¿replaces, home theater! MLS® $
NORTH B.X. 412,000
• Exec. home on .48 Acre on Prestigious Middleton Way • Open Àoor plan with extensive quality ¿nishes • Fully landscaped w/shed, irrigation & 26x28 shop. MLS®
SUPERB KAL LAKE VIEWS! 749,900
14166 Juniper Drive
• Panoramic lake views from this custom 3,450 sq. ft. rancher • Premium ¿nishing thruout w/4 bdrm, 4 bath, dual laundry • Hardwood Àoors, granite counters, huge cov. decks. MLS®
3 BEDROOM WITH SHOP 375,900
4102 - 33rd Street
• Reno’d 2100 sq. ft. w/new roof, Àooring, A/C, patio doors • Huge 4 bay garage/shop of 986 sq. ft. with lane access • Ef¿cient pellet stove, lge. games rm., central location. MLS® $
OKANAGAN LAKEFRONT 419,000
#6, 7779 OK Ldg. Road
• 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,165 sq. ft., gas F/P down - STRATA • Large master bdrm. with spacious balcony & skylights • Beautiful lakefront, lge. common grass area w/ beach. MLS® $
FALKLAND ACREAGE 599,900
4413 Brooke Road
• 4 bedroom home on 99 Acres • Enjoy the serenity, peacefulness & valley views • Perfect for horses or a hobby farm. MLS®
INCREDIBLE CUSTOM BUILT HOME $ 899,000
528 Middleton Way
• Gorgeous custom built 5 Bdrm + Den fam. home • Incred. Coldstream valley views, huge veranda, pool • Sep. entrance to of¿ce over gar., R.V. parking. MLS®
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1 Producing OfÀce in Vernon for 2009!*
*Based on 2009 OMREB MLS® transactions per agent