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From the high of hosting the world at the Vancouver Olympics to the low of dropping drastically in political polls. It’s been a challenging year for B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, who took Thursday morning to visit the Sparkling Hill Resort at Predator Ridge in Vernon following a week-long cabinet strategy planning session in Kelowna, and met with community leaders to discuss local issues. “Our province is being seen by people as a launching pad for prosperity that will lead the country forward,” said Campbell, who called Sparkling Hill “a spectacular place that can’t be beat, and a huge attraction for Vernon and the North Okanagan,” in a 10-minute scrum with local media Thursday. “We are now one of Canada’s leading provinces and globally we are looked to as a place people want to invest. That’s good news for the Okanagan Valley.” The province garnered worldwide attention in February with the Olympics and Paralympics. However, the introduction of a controversial Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which came into effect July 1, has seen Campbell’s and the Liberals’ popularity in B.C. plummet. An Angus Reid online public opinion poll released this week showed a 23-point drop in people who would vote for the B.C. Liberals in July. That’s down from 46 per cent of people who voted for the party in the May 2009 election. Support for the Liberals slipped to 35 per cent in March, 29 per cent in April and 26 per cent in June, all coming after the HST was announced. Campbell believes all the dire things people are predicting will happen because of the tax won’t happen, but admits his party did not do a good job of explaining to people that the only reason the HST was put in place in July was because Ontario spent months negotiating with the federal government

on what the transition to the HST would look like. “We had to do it by July or not do it for two years, and that would have put us behind the eight-ball in terms of the economy,” said the premier. “We now have one of the most competitive regimes in the world, and that’s according to others, not just ourselves. The HST will encourage forestry, investment in industry, in mining, in tourism, in agriculture, and small business will benefit. “We have a responsibility to go out and both explain and establish the trust with the people of British Columbia. We’re going to do the best we can to do what’s right for the province in the long-term.” The unpopular tax has led to a successful anti-HST petition campaign, launched by former B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm, and recall campaigns are being hinted at for MLAs who supported the HST, including Vernon-Monashee’s Eric Foster. “They (recall) may or may not be launched,” said Campbell. “People have tried to recall me on a number of occasions in the past. When you enter that kind of discussion, people have to decide do they want people to represent them who will tell the truth and do what they think is best in the long-term, or do they want to follow a path of expediency? “There isn’t a problem we’re facing, whether it’s environmental, economic or educational challenges, that don’t require us to make long-term decisions. “People want us to think in the long-term and that’s what we’re trying to do. Sometimes, it’s politically unpopular and I think the public responds to that.” Campbell said his morning meetings with local community leaders touched on such topics as the possibility of a correctional facility in Lumby and the shut down of the short-line railway between Armstrong and Sicamous that has impacted the local economy.

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Vernon RCMP are searching for two suspects following an armed robbery at a local gas bar Thursday. Two men entered the Safeway gas bar on 32nd Street at around 10:30 p.m., produced weapons, including a can of bear spray, and demanded money from the two clerks. “The two suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money, some cigarettes and some food items,� said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. As the pair left the premises, one of the suspects shot the bear spray into the front of the store. The police service dog was able to track the suspects for a few blocks then it ran out. There is some indication that they got into a waiting vehi- Gord Molendyk cle, possibly a newer-model maroon Plymouth Voyager. Neither of the employees were physically injured in the incident. One of the suspects was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and a bandana that covered part of his face. The other was a Caucasian male wearing a dark jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt and a black hat. Anybody with any information on the suspects or the robbery is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477). CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR

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Assaults have police seeking suspects Two separate Friday morning attacks have Vernon RCMP searching for a pair of assailants. Police were called at around 8 a.m. to the 3700 block of 30th Avenue after a report of two men assaulting another man. Ambulance personnel were

to get to the bottom of both assaults. “The possibility exists that both matters were drug related,� said Vernon RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. In both cases the suspects’ descriptions were similar. One is a Caucasian man, about six-foot tall wearing a yellow shirt and tan or light brown shorts.

The second suspect is a large native man with a black T-shirt with white writing on the front and light plaid shorts. Police are continuing to follow up on these assaults, and are asking anyone with any information to contact them at the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.

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called to the scene to provide medical assistance to the victim. He was transferred to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A short time later, a second assault report came in from the 3300 block of Centennial Drive where a second man had been attacked. His injuries were not known as of press time. Vernon RCMP, as of Friday afternoon, were still trying

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Prison decision up to village ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A decision on a correctional facility for Lumby lies with the people of the village. And Premier Gordon Campbell said a prison is something the province would not impose on Lumby. The premier met with community leaders, including Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton, during a brief visit to Vernon Thursday morning following a week-long cabinet strategy planning session in Kelowna. “I think the decision is entirely up to the people of Lumby,” said Campbell. “I think it’s smart that Lumby council is going out and talking to people, laying out the information and they’ll make the decision if they want it or not. It’s not something we’d impose. If people want to work with us and they think it’s a good addition to their community, it’s certainly something we’ll work with them on.” Acton and Lumby council held a public meeting to gather input on the possibility of a correctional facility being located in the village. The meeting drew close to 400 people. Campbell said there is a need for a new correctional facility in the province and that Lumby could be a possible site. “It’s important to go out and talk with the people after what a correctional facility is and what it isn’t, what it looks like and what it doesn’t,” said the premier. “Talk about how it will have a positive impact on the community so people can make their own decision. I’m confident the people of Lumby will make a decision that’s best for Lumby. It would be wrong for me to suggest what’s best for Lumby.” Acton said council continues to gather information on a possible facility, and called the meeting with the premier encouraging. “Before any councillors or myself sign on a dotted line, we’d want some guarantees from the province,” said Acton. “Until we have some of that stuff somewhat hammered

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B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell believes the decision on whether to house a provincial correctional facility in Lumby is up to village residents. Campbell was in Vernon for a brief meeting with community leaders Thursday at Sparkling Hill Resort at Predator Ridge. out, which would mean the provincial government putting a business case together with Lumby as a site for a provincial correctional centre, the only decision we’ve made is to keep pushing forward to get that information.” The public hearing saw residents split about 50-50 on whether or not they wanted a correctional centre in or near the village. “I can’t base my decision on just the public meeting. I have to remember the hundreds and hundreds of conversations I’ve had, the floods of e-mails and phone calls, and try to wade through all of that and try to get a good sense of what Lumby thinks about this,” said Acton. Acton said a referendum on a correctional centre could be a possibility.

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News Board gives offender day parole ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A convicted North Okanagan sex offender has been granted day parole. Joseph Douglas Baker, 46, a former Big Brothers volunteer, was sentenced to three years in jail in Vernon Provincial Court in December 2008 for sex crimes against young boys. Baker, who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation and two counts of touching for sexual purposes involving a child from incidents in the North Okanagan and Langley between 1988 and 1994, was granted day parole following a hearing Tuesday in Abbotsford. “Board members study all the available information and try to form an opinion on if he’s a risk to reoffend,� explained Patrick Storey, spokesman for the National Parole Board. “After reading his file, and talking to him at the hearing, the board felt that under the terms of condition of day parole, which has a lot of structure, a lot of close supervision, his risk could be managed effectively in the community.� Baker has been granted day parole until his statutory release, which is slated for December 2011. Being on day parole entitles him to live in a halfway house with a nightly curfew, and he’ll be able to go out into the community to work, volunteer or attend counselling programs. Baker completed a high intensity sex offender program while incarcerated, and is reported to have done well in the program. Baker has asked to go to a specific halfway house but it’s believed the facility is not in the Okanagan, said Storey. Conditions for his day parole include that Baker

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Councillor questions notice bylaw ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

One Vernon councillor has panned a city housekeeping measure in regards to the Okanagan Film Commission. Mary-Jo O’Keefe questioned the need of a city bylaw that states participants can withdraw from the Okanagan Film Commission by giving at least 16 months notice in writing to the North Okanagan Regional District board prior to Sept. 1 of a given year, thereby taking effect Dec. 31 the following year. On July 27, 2009, council advised NORD that it would be withdrawing from the function for the Okanagan Film Commission by Dec. 31, 2010. “I understand why we’re doing this, as it gives

us some flexibility,� but I think it sends the wrong message,� said O’Keefe. “Why would we withdraw? We’re starting to get some recognition in the industry, we have the ability to have films made here. “Chief administrative officer Leon Gous explained the bylaw is just a housekeeping measure, and that the city has no plans to withdraw from the function. The city contributes $15,151 yearly to the film commission. “We have been the main supporters of the Okanagan Film Commission, and I don’t see that changing because they do a great a job,� said acting Mayor Patrick Nicol. Council – including O’Keefe – passed a motion to give notice to withdraw on Dec. 31, 2011.

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Doubts linger on new police unit ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

One Nor th Okanagan rural community is showing little enthusiasm for the local RCMP’s newly created North Okanagan Rural Unit. Rene Talbot, Columbia Shuswap Regional District director for area D, FalklandSilver Creek-RancheroDeep Creek, said the unit, created by the RCMP July 5 to provide better policing services to rural communities, is a reactive solution, not proactive. “It’s not the person that’s doing the job in the car out on the street, it’s management,” said Talbot. “They’re telling us this new unit is going to be so much better for us. People out here are not happy. You don’t see any police presence. “I’ve had three meetings with the inspector, superintendent and sergeant but they’ve never answered any of my questions or concerns.

“You don’t see any police presence.” — Rene Talbot They listen to them but don’t answer them.” What troubles Talbot, among several issues, is response time. He states an accident on Highway 97 about a month ago in a construction zone saw a police officer arrive the better part of two hours after the accident was reported. And nearly two weeks ago, said Talbot, there was no police presence during a vandalism spree that saw vehicles, homes, the school and fire hall painted, items stolen from cars and a window broken at the school. “Members here spend most of their time going to Enderby and Armstrong,” said Talbot. “We’re paying for policing but most of

the policing is done in Enderby and Armstrong. One Enderby councillor recently complained about policing. Maybe they should send some money back to us seeing as how we’re paying for their policing.” Under the old system, three members were assigned to the Falkland detachment, though one is currently on maternity leave. A call for service may have depended on an RCMP member coming from Vernon or Kamloops. The new system, says Vernon North Okanagan detachment Supt. Reg Burgess who announced the creation of the rural unit, will see a member who is working available to take a call in Falkland.

“I can’t guarantee the calls will be answered any better, but it makes sense that a member already in a car working in the North Okanagan, if not in the detachment or in the vicinity, is still going to respond quicker than calling out another member to deal with it,” said Burgess. The rural unit includes 26 police resource positions, including two First Nations officers, two general investigative officers and two patrol supervisory sergeants. Members will continue to report to the actual departments they’re assigned to. ArmstrongSpallumcheen has eight assigned officers, Enderby has six and Falkland and the regional districts have three each. Burgess said he’s met with Talbot to discuss the area’s concerns, which also include highway speeding, drinking and driving and the roar

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Position extended Vernon council has agreed to extend the existing agreements for the City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit’s rural program co-ordinators position for a five-month period. Warren Smith’s position, which is shared with the District of Coldstream, Village of Lumby, Township of Spallumcheen and Cities of Armstrong and Enderby, is extended until Dec. 31, 2010. City council also voted to refer the matter of the community policing rural program to the North Okanagan Mayor’s and Administrator’s meeting to discuss the possibility of an intermunicipal agreement between the parties.

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The BC Games Society is pleased to announce plans for the 2012 BC Winter Games in Greater Vernon are now getting underway. Two milestones have been met with the establishment of a host community board of directors, and the announcement of the participating sports for the event, taking place February 23 to 26. “Two significant volunteer groups are required to pool their collective resources in order for an event of this size to take place,” said BC Games Society President and CEO Kelly Mann. Locally, this 16-person board led by local businessmen Akbal Mund (president) and Jim McEwan (vice-president), will prepare to host B.C.’s best young athletes in 15 sports. “Jim and I are leading a team of very talented and motivated people,” said Mund.

“We will show what the people of Vernon can do.” — Akbal Mund “The experience and passion of our volunteer board will translate very well into a quality experience for the athletes in February 2012. We will show them what the people of Greater Vernon can do when it comes to hosting.” The second group of volunteers comes from provincial sport organizations. These organizations provide developmental opportunities for athletes, coaches, and officials, ensuring their plans are in keeping with the nationally recognized Canadian Sport for Life criteria, whereby age appropriate development techniques, skills and coaching are communicated to

the athletes. “Thousands of volunteer hours are given by sport agency volunteers across B.C. every year in support of our young athletes,” said Mann. “As we have seen in our recently held Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games, the opportunities for athletes from the BC Games to excel on the international stage are many.” Olympic and Paralympic athletes Maelle Ricker, Brent Seabrook, Denny Morrison, Josh Dueck and many others had their first multi-sport games experience with the BC Games.

The roster of sports for February 2012 includes archery, badminton, biathlon, curling, figure skating, gymnastics, hockey, judo, karate, netball, ringette, skiing-alpine (includes athletes with a disability), skiing-cross country (includes athletes with a disability), skiing-freestyle, and speed skating. The last time Greater Vernon hosted the BC Winter Games was in 1992. The rest of the board of directors are: Larry Grist (accomodations), Donna Mihalcheon (administration), Sandra Simao (ceremonies), Steve Jenkins (communications), Steve Coombes (food services), Sandi LaFleche (friends of the games), Terri Jones (promotions), Glenn Benischek (protocol), Garry Van Soest (registration), Gord Molendyk (security), Christine Kashuba (special events), Jack Yamaoka (sport), and Frank Rennick (transportation).

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expected ahead of finalizing the plan which is tentatively schedAnticipated growth in the uled for August 2011. North Okanagan during the next “There’s still a fair amount of 20 years is going to need direc- work to do but we’re still on time tion and the area’s communities with the process,” said Kittel. are making known what they’d “We’ll be going out to public in like to see happen. fall to present options.” Most recently, The strategy will Coldstream council encompass several areas was allowed to proincluding transportavide feedback to North tion, agriculture and Okanagan Regional food systems, water District (NORD) stewardship, urban regional growth stratcontainment, economic egy co-ordinator development, goverJim Garlick Anthony Kittel, whose nance and affordable job is to sort through housing. input and create a plan As a region, the satisfactory to all groups. North Okanagan is projected “There has never been a to grow from the 2006 popuregional growth strategy before,” lation of 78,877 to 104,233 in said Kittel. “It provides regional 2031. Coldstream, Vernon, direction overall, that’s why the Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby, participants’ input is so impor- Spallumcheen and Electoral tant.” Areas B and C are all providing Further public consult is input to the growth strategy to Morning Star Staff

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aul, the Genius German Octopus correctly picked the last eight winners of the recent World Cup soccer finals. I am hoping that my stockbrokers will offer the cephalopod a job. Paul certainly couldn’t do worse than their “experts,” and they wouldn’t have to pay him nearly so much. The only difference between Bernie Madoff and my broker is that Bernie Madoff was a crook. My guy loses the same amount of money; he just doesn’t steal it. I was planning on using that money for food and medicine during my declining years, which have already started, according to my friends. I know that they are my Jim Mullen friends because total strangers wouldn’t say such hurtful things. Paul the Octopus picked the winners by pulling food out of containers marked with the flags of one team or another. I have not figured out how my money managers pick the losers, but they have been on an uncanny streak for almost three years now. Maybe they hide random company logos in expensive Wall Street restaurants, and whichever one the stockbroker eats on his expensed lunch that day becomes his pick. It replaces the system they used before, which was racing cockroaches. For this they take a 2-percent management fee. It’s not just stocks; experts who predict all manner of things fill up huge hunks of TV time. Like my stockbroker, they are usually wrong. Paul the Octopus could replace them and the thousands of people who make a career out of picking things before they happen. Who will win the best actress Oscar? Who will the candidate pick for vice president? Who will win the World Series? Who will win the Super Bowl? Who will the Bachelorette pick? Who will win the Kentucky

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Derby? Someone even prognosticated how many correct predictions Paul the Octopus would make. Can he do it one more time? Sure, we could just wait until these events happen and then we would know the results, but that seems to be out of fashion. For months people will debate who will win the Oscars. The day after we know for sure who won, the discussion is over. We hear the predictions ten times more than we hear the facts. It’s no wonder that some people probably still believe Barack Obama picked Hillary Clinton or Osama bin Laden to be his vice president, as it was often predicted that he would. It’s kind of odd that when a human predictor makes a mistake, he or she gets to keep predicting. Yet if Paul the Octopus missed his first two predictions, he’d be back in the tank where he came from, hiding in an ink cloud of shame. If an expert is always wrong, is he still an expert? Shouldn’t there be some minimum standard for predicting -- like getting something right every once in a while? Even a flipped coin can get things right five out of ten times, so if you’re an expert and you can’t get one out of ten things right, you lose your License to Predict and should stop making TV appearances. You should stop managing stock portfolios and stop talking about politics. If you have no track record, get off the track. When a politician does something unsavory, when an actor is taped making a racist phone rant, when an athlete is caught cheating, they pay a price. Don’t believe the old saying, because there is such a thing as bad publicity. Don’t take my word for it? Then talk to Tiger Woods’ accountant. But experts never pay a price for being wrong. Because who knows more about being wrong than the experts? They’re experts at it. Jim Mullen is the author of “It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life” and “Baby’s First Tattoo.” You can reach him at jim_mullen@ myway.com

Gordon Campbell knew it was coming. B.C.’s premier, on a quick stop in Vernon to marvel at the new Sparking Hill Resort at Predator Ridge, and to meet with community leaders, granted local media a 10-minute scrum on any issues. After questions about what brought the premier to the North Okanagan, a possible correctional facility for Lumby and what was discussed with community leaders, Campbell was asked about those three little letters – HST, as in Harmonized Sales Tax – that has seen both his and the Liberals’ provincial popularity dwindle drastically since the unpopular tax came into effect July 1. With a shrug of the shoulder, Campbell admitted the party should have done a better job explaining why the HST was coming into effect so quickly, that waiting a couple of years would have put the province behind in terms of the economy. He still believes the HST will be a great thing for the province, and doesn’t think the dire predictions by opponents will happen. Since July 1, the Liberals have seen their support drop 23 points in people who would vote for them. That’s a decrease from 46 per cent of people who voted for them in the May 2009 election. Since the spring, Liberal support slipped by 35 per cent in March, 29 per cent in April and 26 per cent in June. Campbell knows the tax and the government are not sitting well with a lot of British Columbians, but he said he remembered what B.C. was like in the 1990s when there was a NDP government in power that didn’t drive an agenda that strengthened our economy, as he believes the HST will. The premier and his party are facing a tough climb selling the benefits of the HST to the masses. The drive is slow out of the gate.


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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL

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s a member of the Dragon Riders, a Vernon-based women's dragon boat team, I was extremely disappointed, (as were all my teammates), when I learned that this year's Dragon Boat festival at Kal Lake had been cancelled. This is an event that we all eagerly look forward to, and practise for months in advance, to participate in. Not only is it exciting to be a participant, it is also exciting to be the host community of this fun event. So I was greatly heartened when I read in The Morning Star that the GVAC is undertaking discussions with the festival organizing committee to resolve concerns in the hopes that the festival can return to Vernon in 2011 and am keeping my fingers crossed that these discussions will be successful. And kudos to Patrick Nicol (who has to be one of the most community-minded HIGH PAYROLL I for sure cannot speak for anyone else, however, I can speak how I feel about Richard Rolke's article, "City hall records higher payroll." No doubt people need compensation for jobs well performed. I served seven years as a Director on hospital/care board back in the late '80s and early 90s and most of those on this particular board were former government bureaucrats who when it came time to ante up more money for the CEO and top non union staff I would hear the same line pined as Councilor Jack Gilroy; "I look at it and go, Wow, but it's the cost of doing business. If we want the people in proper positions, we have to pay a certain level or you'll lose them." At that time the CEO of this particular facility was making $85,000 plus perks annually. I was the only person who voted annually against their pay raises. I maintained then and maintain today that most families if they live within their means can live nicely on an income of $7,000 a month. That goes for those earning $75,000 annually. If you can not support your family on $6,000 a month plus perks then you have a lifestyle problem. I for one do not buy into the philosophy more money gets you better

individuals this community has ever had) for his support of this great event, which draws hundreds of participants and spectators. Patrick is quite right when he says that the festival is a colourful addition to the tourism calendar, and I suspect it brings in a fair few tourism dollars to our community as most teams come from out of town

personnel. I'm sure there are hundreds of top, well-qualified professionals in the municipal "industry" that would gladly come to our city for less compensation. To hear Mayor Wayne Lippert chime in behind this comment that the city is not top heavy with staff and council is being responsible disappoints me as I know this man. Sometimes I think he has lost his business compass and is sipping the bureaucratic kool-aid and is following instead of leading. I appreciate Councillor Spiers efforts to keep us informed. As I said I do not speak for anyone else but that's my opinion. Joe O'Hearn PAY IT FORWARD I have a sad story to tell you about a recent Monday morning. I was driving to work this morning but first I drop my kids off at Fulton, I turn off the highway and go down Mission Hill. On my way I drive past the house of a sweet elderly gentleman that I have seen on many occasions watering his prized flowers. In the middle of the night on Sunday some punks came along and threw his plants all over the lawn and road, completely destroying his geraniums and green plastic pots. When

and purchase meals and accommodation while here. However, my blood fairly boiled when I read the comments from Gyula Kiss who is "not encouraging them to come back" because some residents have "issues with noise and traffic related to the event." I would suggest that if you can't handle the noise and traffic, you shouldn't be liv-

I saw this I started to cry. I drove my kids to school and was so upset, that I had to go back up there. I started to pick up the plants the best I could. Two of his neighbour ladies came out to help. They said he is probably in his 90s, so I assume he lives on a pension. I knocked on his door, but there was no answer as it was still very early. I left for work and promised to return later that afternoon. I arrived at work and was still quite sad. I put an e-mail out to some of my co-workers to see if anyone wanted to pitch in a dollar or two to restore the damage. I also called my daughter's best friend's mom, as she lives just down the street. She was able to put me in touch with another neighbour that keeps an eye out for him. She relayed what would need replacing, and on my lunch, I went to a nursery and purchased flowers, pots, and dirt. Hopefully this helps restore his faith in humanity, and show him that we are a community that cares. A big thank you to my co-workers who gave money to cover all the expenses and his neighbours for their kindness. Anyway, thanks for listening and my point is not to complain about the vandals, but to remind everyone, that we are all in this together so pay

ing so close to Kal Beach because in case you hadn't noticed, it is a major destination point for both locals and tourists during the summer months, and when you bought your property, you did not buy the rights to what activities can take place on the lake. The festival is one weekend out of the year and dragon boating is a fun and healthy activity that is open to people of all ages and abilities and as such should be encouraged. So to those residents that Mr. Kiss purports to speak on behalf of, I say get over yourselves folks, if you are really so bothered by these activities, go away for the weekend and leave the rest of us to enjoy the wealth of fun and rewarding activities we are able to partake of in our home town. Sandie Hoberg

it forward! Love thy neighbour! Janice Berehulke THANK YOU It's funny how the actions of a stranger can mean so much. Recently I was travelling from Grand Forks to Kamloops to meet up with my family for a family reunion. It was late. I was heading into Vernon and on my descent into the city I unfortunately ran over something that punctured my tire. Whatever it was, it was causing a noise and because of that and the quick deflation of the tire, I had to pull off the highway. I was travelling with three little boys (11, 7 and 7) They were pretty upset and wondering if we would ever make it. At 11 p.m. I pulled into the Town Pantry and got out to view the damage. It was bad and I was stuck with having to change the tire if I was going to continue on my way. I noticed a young man, Dylan Street, walking towards us. I thought he was just heading home but to my surprise he came out and went to work changing my tire, calming my boys and giving me many tire changing tips. Wow. I never expected someone to help me without being asked. I am so thankful for his help and I think that everyone in Vernon should be

so proud of him and all the young people that do selfless acts for strangers that travel your highway. Thank you again Dylan and I will always be grateful. Kim Bounds

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Residents in a rural area between Lumby and Cherryville are rallying together over the possible impact of logging. The Creighton Valley Residents and Resort Owners Association is asking for a five-year moratorium on logging in the Echo Lake/ Creighton Valley watershed so studies can be done on wildlife, esthetics, water quality and quantity and lake levels. “There is a concern that there is overlogging,” said Georges Boucher, owner of Echo

Lake Fishing Resort and an association member. The association claims the level of Echo Lake has dropped, while creeks have dried up and aquifers are disappearing. “We are finding there are water quality differences and also with water quantity,” said Boucher. “The lake is not as clear as it used to be.” In a letter to the Ministry of Forests, the association states that more logging could compromise the hydrological system of the valley. “Further logging may result in the devastation of the commercial

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resorts in the area,” says the group. “With a decline in water quality and quantity and the attendant loss of fish and wildlife populations, as well as the esthetic disasters from previous clear cutting in the valley, we feel that further cutting is irresponsible and potentially damaging to the local and provincial economy.” The group also claims that the entire ridge in the area could become

unstable. “Since new slides have been noted by residents in the cut areas, there is really worry about further erosion, sediment movement, landslide occurrence, loss of land and impacts to roads, bridges and other infrastructure,” it writes. The Ministry of Forests’ Vernon office is aware of the situation and a consultation session is planned. “With regards to the Creighton Valley resi-

dents, we’re aware of the file and the letter from the residents,” said Richard Toperczer, tenures officer for the ministry. “We’re taking the matter very seriously and we’re meeting with them within a week.” Toperczer added they will have a professional hydrologist at the meeting. “We make decisions based on science,” he said. “We’re very keenly interested in the scientific basis of the statements.”

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The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake (SPrKL) continues to promote education and awareness regarding their chosen body of water. Recently, SPrKL made a presentation (viewable at www.spkl.ca) to the North Okanagan Regional District (NORD) about possible contamination to Kalamalka Lake and Coldstream Creek by various sources and NORD agreed to the formation of an ad-hoc committee to address some of the listed concerns. The committee holds meetings open to the public on the last Tuesday of the month for the next five months from 3 to 4 p.m at the NORD office. In May, SPrKL members collected six bags of garbage and four bags of recycling during the Creekside Park Clean-Up as part of the North Okanagan Regional District’s Adopt-A-Stream Program. Also, SPrKL summer students Sinead Murphy and Maureen Long,manned the SPrKL booth at the Vernon Sunshine Festival. The students created informative posters, answered questions, and provided Kal Lake beverage (water) to hot visitors. They have been key to the success of SPrKL. Upon hearing from the Okanagan Basin Water Board about an opportunity from EcoAction Community Funding Program, SPrKL was awarded $16,223.00 recently. This will go partly towards a planting workshop Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Coldstream Municipal Hall. Anyone living along

any creeks in Coldstream is invited to attend. Riparian plants will be available to those residents living along Coldstream Creek between Kirkland Drive and McClounie Road. For more information contact Trina Koch (project manager) at 250-862-3026, extension 268. SPrKL was inspired by the vision of Christine Cookson who moved to Vernon from Switzerland and saw the need to protect Kalamalka Lake after seeing similar lakes in Switzerland fall victim to urbanization. Currently, there are seven SPrKL directors including Cookson, Maria Besso, Jennifer Sigalet, Louise Christie, Flo Ryan, Don King and Trina Koch. The group’s mission is to preserve and protect the quality and health of Kalamalka Lake watershed for all user groups in future generations. Student membership is $5/year, individual membership is $15/year and family memberships are $25/year. The membership includes over 200 paying members, 150 Facebook members and 100 Twitter members. Membership forms are available online at www. spkl.ca or at the Kalavida Surf Shop (near Kal Lake Store).

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erhaps it’s a retinal we’ll end, we’ll get rid of after-image from the HST, we’re going to the bright light, keep on fighting.” Notice he didn’t say but there seems to be a when the tax must end. wide, disembodied grin This appears to be a tacit hanging over B.C.’s capiadmission that B.C. is tal city today. stuck with the extended Bill Vander Zalm has version of the GST, at returned to his shrub least for the farm in Delta five years of to await delibthe contract erations over signed between the 700,000Victoria and name petiOttawa. tion he and As the his acolytes deadline delivered for the antiamid a throng HST petition of adoring approached, media last Tom Fletcher this populist week. His movement famous smile grew wider came under muchas the cameras closed in needed scrutiny. Former on him to capture the attorney general Geoff hand-over of 85 boxes Plant weighed in with a calling for the 12 per lawyer’s view of the peticent harmonized sales tion and its proposed tax to be “extinguished” “HST Extinguishment by the B.C. legislature. Act,” apparently drafted Elvis showed up too, without legal assistance. along with a handful It’s a “constitutional of dedicated canvassers impossibility” for a provwho clutched even more ince to extinguish federal pages of signatures, hoplaw, Plant noted. But ing to beat the deadline that’s not the only probfor Elections B.C. to lem with the anti-HST verify them as registered petition. It also calls for voters. Notable by their the province to reinstate absence were NDP the provincial sales tax, MLAs, many of whom which implies rehiring signed up to bask in the the 300-odd tax collecreflected glow of Vander tors transferred to the Zalm’s tax revolt. Canada Revenue Agency, Addressing the gathand somehow to reimering from the back of burse each B.C. resident a rented truck, Vander for new taxes paid under Zalm seemed to change the HST. Once we add his tune just a bit. up the cost of all that, it “Your job still is not can be added to the $1.6 finished yet, because the billion transition fund government still hasn’t that B.C. would owe said they’ll end the HST,” Ottawa. the former premier told Plant also pointed supporters. “And until out that the HST they say, we’ll eliminate, Extinguishment Act

would declare B.C.’s seven-per-cent PST as the “only” provincially administered sales tax. What then becomes of B.C.’s Social Services Tax Act, Hotel Room Tax Act, Motor Fuel Tax Act and Tobacco Tax Act? The smile doesn’t say. Tobacco taxes are a point to ponder. One of the few HST provisions that didn’t incite protest was the extension of the provincial portion of sales tax to tobacco products, pushing a pack

of coffin nails above $10. Who knew cigarettes were exempt from PST? Well, they were, in Ontario as well as B.C. That’s presumably because B.C. has a separate tobacco tax, which it can still adjust. It’s been almost a year since B.C.’s HST plan was revealed, to the particular horror of those living near Alberta. So here’s a fun fact. Over the past year, Alberta has seen an exodus of 5,000 people to

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I blame it all on the architecture of the school, but really I must shoulder the blame. Of course after more than 50 years it doesn’t really matter where the fault lay. Indeed I now look back on it all with a certain perverse sense of pride and satisfaction! I was a pupil at the time at Johnston Grammar School, Durham, in the county of the same name in North-East England. It was my final year there in the Upper Sixth form and I was even a prefect, as befitted my position in the school. As a budding technically-inclined rather than an arts-inclined student one of the subjects that I took was applied chemistry. One day in our practical laboratory class I decided to try a little experiment of my own, and this is where the story really starts. In the course of my homework reading I had come across a substance called carbylamine, along with some basic information on how to produce it. I have no clear recollection why this was of any interest or potential use to me, nor of what process was used, but it had stuck in my mind. That day in the lab I decided, for some reason or another, to test the process. Even now I cannot recollect any warnings being given about the results of the process, but I found myself with the substances to hand that would allow for the test being done. So I did it! The initial reaction to me mixing a few drops of the reactive substances in a test tube seemed innocuous. So to see what really would happen I mixed more of the substances in the tube. At first nothing seemed to be happening and then it happened. There was a vile smell that seemed to be compounded of burning rubber

mixed with rotten eggs and overlaid with a smell reminiscent of the local landfill on a hot day plus something else that was not identifiable as other than awful. Being in a laboratory there were plenty of disposal points in the shape of sinks so I hurriedly jettisoned the tube contents down the nearest sink. This was, apart from creating the obnoxious odour, my big mistake. Our school was founded and built in 1826. It was built into the bank of the river Wear opposite Durham Castle and was four floors high. Our laboratory was in the middle on the second floor. This placed it in an excellent position to allow any smells to be distributed throughout the whole structure. Regardless of where that dreadful smell originated it was very quickly distributed to all classrooms. This was in the days before there was any likelihood of terrorist-inspired gas attacks, but our whole school was quickly evacuated into the fresh air of the schoolyard. As an evacuee I was unsure what steps were taken to get things back to normal, but after about half-an-hour we were all sent back inside and school resumed. The Upper Sixth chemistry class were identified as the overall source of the trouble and I confessed that it was my scientific experiment that was the specific source. A rather one-sided interview with the headmaster and the chemistry master in the head’s study was the next step. During this interview serious doubts were cast upon my sanity, my sense of responsibility, and many other aspects of my character. I expressed my regrets but had no excuses to offer, nor were any likely to have been accepted! I thought it best not to mention that my information source had never mentioned that carbylamine smelled at all,

let alone smelled so bad. Not even the fact that I had not done any harm, that the smell was not toxic or lasting, and it was done in the spirit of scientific enquiry was likely to mitigate my offence! In particular the fact that I was a prefect and expected to set an example for the younger boys merited special attention. I was returned to class suitably chastised and feeling lucky to have got away relatively lightly. I took little interest in chemistry as a subject thereafter! I doubt if it could all have happened today with access to the internet and its information. Out of curiousity I looked to see what it said about carbylamine. There were many entries but they were summed up in the entry that read “Carbylamine reaction. The treatment of a primary amine with chloroform and alcoholic potash produces carbylamine (isocyanide) which has a most offensive smell.” Even at very minimal quantities carbylamine does have “a most offensive smell,” in fact I have never smelled anything quite so vile, and I have smelled some awful stenches in my engineering career! So please, as some television shows ask us, “Don’t try this at home!” And don’t do it at school either!

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Alternatives to healing

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edical opinion has sure changed in the last 10 years. Recently the Mayo Clinic published a supplement to their newsletter praising the attributes of what they call “integrative medicine.” Their special report focuses on a combination of high tech cuttingedge treatment used in conjunction with nontraditional techniques and products that focus on the whole person – mind, body and spirit — to achieve optimal health and healing. One wonders what brought about this change in the medical profession’s attitude to any practice that was not scientifically based. Could it be the financial benefit of aligning themselves with millions of people who already use other methods to heal or promote health in an already existing market or have they finally acknowledged the benefits of looking at the whole picture rather than a body part? Whatever, it is a significant breakthrough from traditional medical attitudes

and gives credit to all of the existing therapies that can help people and it is about time. According to the report, 17.7 per cent of the population in the U.S.A. use natural products, 12.7 per cent do deep breathing, 9.4 per cent are participating in meditation and 8.6 per cent use chiropractic/ osteopathic services. with 8.3 per cent having massage therapy. Yoga, acupuncture, Qi gong, Reiki, diet-based therapies, progressive relaxation, guided imagery and homeopathic treatments are also listed with many participants. That’s a lot of people and while the special report points out that it isn’t endorsing any complementary treatment, it calls these practices a rapidly evolving area of medicine. The report also cautions that while the options to pick and choose among complementary, alternative and conventional treatment provides

great opportunities, it also makes health care more complicated. It is important to gather information when considering any product or treatment. Educate yourself about the therapy, talk to people who have used it, look Pat Black it up on the internet or use the library and ask your doctor if you are still not sure. Check the practitioner’s credentials making sure they are from a reliable organization and they have adequate training and experience. Most alternative therapies are not covered by our health plan and can be expensive. Find out exactly how much it will cost and how long it will last and lastly stay open-minded to various treatments but evaluate them carefully. I mentioned in a previous column that I was taking the Chronic Pain Self-Management Course to help me manage chronic arthri-

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The Kamloops Venom earned the win, but the Vernon Re/Max Tigers made sure it came with a hefty price tag. The Venom relied on dazzling speed and blitzing counterattacks to outgun the Cats 6-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-five Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League championship series Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Yet every time Kamloops went on the attack, the Tigers’ meat-grinder defence was there to welcome them to the hurt locker. “They hit hard and we just have to take it. We gotta pay the price and get bumps and bruises and scratches to get a goal. That’s what it’s about,” said Kamloops’ sniper Riley Donahue, who earned first star for his 2+3 showing. Added Tigers’ head coach Bryan Klein: “Their guys are feeling this game, I’m pretty sure. Our defence dropped them down pretty good.” Trailing 2-0 midway through the first period, the Tigers got on the board when captain Robbie Short scooped up a loose ball and barreled up the floor on a partial shorthanded breakaway to beat netminder Andrew Copeland. In the second period, Jimmy Latin beat Vernon keeper Josh Phillips with a perimeter shot seven seconds into a powerplay. Ben Saklofsky made it 4-1 Kamloops on a breakaway goal at 6:28, and things got worse as Short earned a double minor for a check from behind after the play.

Vernon’s short man went to work as burly Darren Kirby and lanky Matt Kolb repelled the smaller Kamloops players, chewing valuable seconds off the clock. This seemed to spark their teammates as the Cats then recorded three goals in a four-minute span to tie it 4-4 after 40 minutes. Ryan Landels, diving across the crease to bury a low shot, and Kirby, working the hidden ball routine with Short to perfection, scored less than 15 seconds apart. Brooks Christensen provided the equalizer at 18:50. Even Venom head coach Doug Clark was impressed by Kirby’s sleight of hand. “The hidden ball trick was great, it was classic,” beamed Clark. “Everybody on our bench knew where the ball was, but nobody on the floor knew. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Kirby, and it was nice to see him get that one.” Clark, who credits the Tigers for their gritty brand of play, knows his team’s best chance at success lies in their speed. “That’s what we have to do. We certainly don’t have the size they do, so we try to get their bigger guys moving and fill the holes and hopefully get some good chances out of it.” In a back-and-forth third period, Donahue sniped the winner at the five-minute mark with a blast from the top of the perimeter, assisted by Colten DeFrias. Rob Peterson added an empty-net insurance goal with 30 seconds to play. Despite the loss, Phillips didn’t think Kamloops were at there best Friday night. “I was actually expecting a tougher game.

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The Re/Max Tigers’ Brett Hanna (facing) withstands a double team by the Venom’s Chase McLeod (right) and Jamie Forster in Game 1 of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League championship series Friday night at Wesbild Centre. I thought they were going to come out a lot harder, just from the last game we played, but they were a little bit softer than I thought they were going to come out,” he said. Vernon finally started getting players cutting through the middle in the final period, and Klein expects more of that in Game 2, which goes Monday night at Memorial Arena

in Kamloops. Game 3 goes Tuesday night (all games are 7:30) at Wesbild. “We didn’t take advantage of what they gave us on defence,” said Klein. “We should have been cutting to the middle because their defence was wide open. Our forwards were a little timid, but it’ll come.”

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Little Tex Outlaws' Kayla Palfrey (left) just can't get a shot off against the strong defensive efforts of Vernon Venom's Steph Stewart in women's Competitive Division soccer action Thursday night at Marshall Field #5. Little Tex won 6-0.

Down by a goal early, Dr. Lee Dental/Checkers stormed back with five first-half goals to upend NET Celtics 5-1 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Competitive Division play Thursday night at Marshall Field #4. Lady of the Match Kelsey Halvorson scored her first two goals of the season, and almost completed the hat trick on a solo effort in the second half, using her Bobby Orr-like moves to go around six defenders, only to shoot wide on the breakaway. Alana Rehman also scored twice, both blasts from 25 yards out, and Kim Teichman, on a great give-and-go with Jacquie Hansen, rounded out the scoring. Checkers keeper Lisa Arrotta stopped a late penalty kick. Little Tex Outlaws cruised to a 6-0 win over Vernon Venom Thursday night at Marshall #5. The Tex crew got goals from Lindsay Lee (2), Tonia Ghattis, Kayla Palfrey, Hannah Ross and Jenn Knopp. Christine Fraser, Anita Rea and Palfrey shared

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Just three years ago, the Armstrong Shamrocks were on the verge of extinction. Facing a lack of players, team leaders Chad Pounder, Chad Pieper, Pat Nelson and Shaun Koenig called a meeting, urging their teammates to keep the Shamrock tradition alive. After a pair of roller-coaster seasons, the gut-check paid off Thursday night at Wesbild Centre, as the Irish returned to the top of the Okanagan X-treme Lacrosse League, claiming their first pennant in seven years. Paced by a hat-trick performance from Jr. ‘Rocks graduate Logan Strohm, Armstrong doubled the Vernon Tigers 6-3 before a crowd of 500, primarily Shamrocks faithful, to finish at 8-4 and clinch the title. The Sr. ‘Rocks credit the junior program that graduated six players in 2009, and will see five more join their ranks in 2011. Grads Strohm and Delaney Halifax are already having a huge impact with the senior club this season. The Shamrocks, who fired 52 shots at the Vernon net, struck just 20 seconds into the game when Koenig picked up a rebound in front Tiger starter Ivor Sandaker and buried a shot over the goalie’s right shoulder. Nathan Strohm ripped a low bounce shot past Sandaker a few minutes later, and Ian Gowland, bulling his way to the front of the net, made it 3-0. The goal of the night came later in the first period when Logan Strohm passed to Halifax, then made a quick move around his defender, catching a bullet return pass from Halifax and burying a one-timer that Sandaker had no chance of saving. Despite controlling play in the second frame, the ‘Rocks were held scoreless. Shane Sargent put the Cats on the board with a hard offhand shot that beat Pieper (28

Tigers playing tough Continued from A22 Klein adds the longer this series goes, the more it will favour Vernon’s physical style of play. He knows they will have to pay closer attention to Donahue. “It took a couple games, but last year by the end he was a non-factor. He takes a while to wear down. He’s a very good player, he’s a big boy and he shoots from anywhere.” If necessary, Games 4 and 5 would go Thursday and Saturday night respectively in Kamloops and Vernon.

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Armstrong Shamrocks' Brett Heitman takes a wild-leaping shot that sails overhead of Vernon Tigers netminder Glen Clissold during lacrosse action Thursday at Wesbild Centre. saves) low to make it 4-1 after 40 minutes. “Armstrong came out strong and we came out flat,” said Tigers’ head coach James Hurst. “We started to pick it up as the game went on, but it still wasn’t a good enough effort on our part. Armstrong outworked us, plain and simple.” Vernon’s frustration boiled over in the third period as they took several undisciplined penalties. Tiger enforcer Trevor McEachnie tried to engage several Shamrocks into fisticuffs, but got no takers. Sargent scored a dribbler midway through the period to cut the lead in half, but on the ensuing play Logan Strohm notched his second goal on a beautiful fast break with Rhys Parsons, beating Glen Clissold, who replaced Sandaker in the second period. The Tigers’ Steve Latimer buried a one-timer from the left side on a pass from Kirk Krause to make it 5-3.

A late double-minor to the Shamrocks’ Glenn Mitchell opened a window of opportunity for the Tigers, who attempted to pull their goalie for an extra attacker. The play backfired as the ageless Nelson picked up a loose ball and found a streaking Logan Strohm cutting through the middle to set up the emptynetter. “We were a very focused team tonight,” said Shamrocks’ assistant coach Doug Morrison. “We were moving well on offence, making clean passes and working as a team at both ends of the floor.” Added Armstrong head coach Ken McGregor: “We worked on some defensive strategies that seemed to work well tonight. We forced them to make plays out of their zone which took a lot of time off the 30-second clock and helped our defence not have to be on the floor as long.” The two teams will carry on their rivalry in Game 1 of

the best-of-three Shaw Cup Championship semifinal, which goes Monday night (7:30) at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. Game 2 goes Wednesday at Civic Arena, and, if necessary, Game 3 would be played Friday at Nor-Val. Hurst believes the Tigers have more to show than people might expect. “We just have to raise our effort level, and just being in the playoffs will help us do that,” said Hurst. “We’ve got something to prove. We’re a lot better than our (3-9) record indicates, things are coming together, and I think we’ll surprise some people.” Meanwhile, the host Kelowna Raiders fell 8-7 to the Kamloops Rattlers Friday night at the stifling hot Memorial Arena. The defending champion Raiders dipped to 7-5, settling for second place. The Rattlers finished in third at 6-6.

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Zubot fired a high beauty up and over the Drillers’ keeper to trail 3-2 at halftime. Shelley Zupp kept the Goplen girls rolling in the second half, burying a through ball from Garrison. Urquhart completed the Driller offensive with a great solo effort. Rhonda Underwood, who patrolled the back line and played a sound defensive game to keep NOU’s attack under control, was Goplen’s Player of the Game. Nickoli used her height and strong volleyball hands to make some great saves. NOU got great encouragement from standin coach Pam Powell, who ran the sidelines with finesse, shouting advice and urging United on in the relentless heat.

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Speedy midfielder Dave Dawson scored two late breakaway goals as Vernon Kal Tire stuffed the Kelowna Kickers 4-0 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Mission Sports Field. Defender Rich Zecchel netted the winner in the 12th minute, burying a hard 25-yard low shot which beat Kelowna keeper Kelly Biffard to the right side corner. Dawson, who earned the Cialis Man of the Match, fed a streaking Zecchel a 10-yard pass up the middle. Midfielder Jim Sparrow made it 2-0 on a stellar solo performance early in the second half. Ken James earned the shutout as Kal Tire went to 10-2-1. In other action, Rob Ross supplied two goals and took the Old Milwaukee Man of the Match as Vernon Silver Stars brushed back Penticton 4-1 at Constable Neil Bruce School in West Kelowna. Assisted by the wind in the opening half, the Stars took the lead early after a neat passing exchange found Keith Chancellor unmarked in front of goal. The game was tied 1-1 at the half. The Stars anticipated a Penticton onslaught in the second half, but it never came. The opposition tired, allowing Vernon to score three unanswered goals, two from Ross and a single by Colin Greveling. Vernon improved to 9-3-1.

“He’s not going to be that offensive guy, but when it came down to it, he was a guy that we leaned on and he was a big part of why we won (the RBC). “We’ve got a couple players in that situation,” added Ferner, referring to Viper veterans Robbie Short and netminder Graeme Gordon. Kraus, who is currently staying with his family near Everett, Wash., plans on coming back to Vernon to help Ferner with his hockey camps, and getting in some ice time with the Vipers before heading to Texas in late September. “It’s nice to be home with the family, but I do miss Vernon and I do miss Canada,” said Kraus, whose parents used to live in Texas. “They said I’ll love it. I’m excited for a new opportunity.” Kraus has yet to met his new head coach (Dan Wildfong), but says he got a good vibe from talking with him on the phone. “We talked and I got pretty comfortable with him and felt it was going to be a good fit. They haven’t seen me play, but in that league it’s a lot of word of mouth. “I’m more of a steady, stayat-home, physical defenceman, but I’m capable of adding some offence too. I’m going in there pretty confident having had two good years with the Vipers.” And if Kraus has any questions, he can get some sound advice from older brother, Tim, who plays in the East Coast Hockey League with California-

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After three seasons with the Vernon Vipers, Kevin Kraus is headed home to the U.S. The Garden Grove, Calif. product, who captained the Vernon Vipers to their second straight RBC Cup national junior A hockey title in May, has signed a pro contract with the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League. Kraus, who turns 21 in September, has spent the months following the national championship win mulling over his options. The 6-foot-2, 205pound blueliner would have loved a shot at playing European pro hockey, but admits he would have been a long shot to earn a contract. “It’s hard for us to come out of junior A without making a name for yourself first. There are guys from the Dub (WHL) that have a hard time getting over there,” said Kraus, who posted 50 points and 168 penalty minutes in 129 career games with the Snakes. As Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner points out, playing in the CHL is far better than not playing at all. “It’s not so much where you’re playing, it’s continuing to play. It’s keeping your foot in the door,” said Ferner, who Kraus credits for helping him earn a shot with the Brahmas. “I’m just happy for Kevin. He kind of bounced around for a bit (in the WHL), but he found a home here.

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Vernon Viper defenceman Kevin Kraus hoists the RBC Cup in May in Dauphin, Man. The Calif. product has signed with the CHL Texas Brahmas. based Ontario Reign. The CHL is a 15-team league ranging from Arizona to Mississippi in nine states. Seven of those teams are in Texas. The Brahmas won the CHL championship for the first time in 2009. They finished mid-pack in the 2009-10 season, going 32-25-7.

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Conditions were ideal for the second round of the Vernon junior inter-club golf Friday afternoon at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. There were plenty of good individual scores, including Spall’s Thomas Swales shooting a 73 to help his team to three points. It was a close call in match 3 as Sheldon Kubberness barely missed an eagle putt on 18 to half the match against Hillview’s Cole Cirnic and Brad Phillips. Both predator teams had good performances, collecting 5.5 out of a possible six points. The final inter-club round-robin goes Monday at Predator.

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Tanner Burns (left) sinks his putt on the fourth hole in junior inter-club golf play Friday at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club; Above: Brett Mitchell laughs off a drive that didn’t go exactly as planned.

The Vernon Expos outlasted West Kelowna 14-11 in Pee Wee A minor baseball action Tuesday night at Creekside Park. Vernon got strong pitching from starter Brayden Damini, who went twoand-a-third innings before giving way to workhorse Dylan Emmons, who held the mound for three-and-two-third innings of relief, fanning six West Kelowna batters. Vernon punished the opposing pitcher early, scoring four of the first five batters sent to the plate. West Kelowna responded in the top of the third inning, scoring five times to take a 7-6 lead. The Expos stormed back with six runs in the bottom of the third, highlighted by a bases-loaded double by Jacob Holland, who earned two RBI on the play. But West Kelowna wouldn’t go away, bringing the tying run to the plate at the top of the sixth inning, but Dylan Emmons hung tough, striking out the last batter to preserve the victory. Vernon was led at the dish by Ty Wellman and Noah Alleyne, both going 2-for-3. Vernon 2-1 were in zone play heading into the Valley of the Champs Tournament this weekend in Kelowna.

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TUESDAY JUNIOR LACROSSE – Game 3 of best-of-five Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League finals, Vernon Tigers vs Kamloops Venom, 7:30 p.m., Wesbild Centre.

GOLF ROYAL YORK LADIES NIGHT - JULY 13 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Jean Danyk 41R Low Net: Heather Hornell 33.5 Long Drive: Sandy Bennett FLIGHT B Low Gross: Diane Watts 42 Low Net: Dot Geib 32 Long Drive: Geib FLIGHT C Low Gross: Bernada Boettcher 44 Low Net: Marci Peel 33.5 Long Drive: Boettcher FLIGHT D Low Gross: Mert Wall 50 Low Net: Dianne Honeybourne 35 Long Drive: Honeybourne Hidden Hole: Carry Forward Least Putts: Danyk, Geib 13 Longest Putt: Lynda Boyd KP’s: #7: Kathy Rooke FLIGHT FOR FUN Winner: Isla Vandelaar Long Drive: Miriam Campbell DEUCE POTS A Deuce: Carry over A Birdie: Bennett B Par: Lynn Bear B Birdie: Carry over C Par: Boettcher, Jean Hague C Birdie: Carry over D Par: Carry over D Birdie: Carry over SPALL LADIES NIGHT - JULY 14 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Renata Zimmerman 37 Low Net: Dianne Hill 32 2nd Net: Linda Gordon 38.5 FLIGHT B Low Gross: Sheryll Bissell 45 Low Net: Julie Pisch 35R 2nd Net: Daisy Baker 35 FLIGHT C Low Gross: Teresa Huculak 50 Low Net: Marlyn Schmolke 37 2nd Net: Marilyn Todosychuk 38 FLIGHT D Low Gross: Carrie Hiebert 51 Low Net: Dianne Rosman 33 2nd Net: Elaine Evans 36 No Handicap: Bonnie Davidson RBC Dom. Securities: Karen Paul Least Putts: Linda Bridgeman 14R KPs: #3: Karen Mosure; #7: Hill Long Drive: Zimmerman (A), Janet Kuhn (B), Carol Louis (C), Lynne Moore (D), Michele Short (NH) SPALL MEN’S NIGHT - JULY 13 0-8 FLIGHT Low Gross: Jarrett McNeil 70 Low Net: Brian Knourek 67 Low Gross Front: Ralph Johnson 37 Low Net Front: Braydon Lutgen, Peter Haines 35 Low Gross Back: JP Duranleau 35 Low Net Back: Darrold Zukowsky, Don Howe 32 Deuces: Zukowsky, Knourek ($20 each) 9-12 FLIGHT Low Gross: Dave Hoyte 75 Low Net: Gary Swanson 64 Low Gross Front: Greg Humphries 39 Low Net Front: Gary Gilchrist 33 Low Gross Back: Tyler Galenzoski 35 Low Net Back: Wes Carr, Gary Corke 32 Deuces: Carr ($50) 13-15 FLIGHT Low Gross: Gerry Obrecht 77

Low Net: Jeff Parker 65 Low Gross Front: Blake Kimura 41 Low Net Front: Bill Irving, Doug Jackson 35 Low Gross Back: Tosh Oizumi 36 Low Net Back: Sandy Moger 32 Deuces: Guy Schmirler ($140) 16+ FLIGHT Low Gross: Dave Ingram 83 Low Net: Dean Banks 61 Low Gross Front: Rob Tornberg 43 Low Net Front: Joe McFadden 35 Low Gross Back: Clay Anderson 41 Low Net Back: Bill Smith, Dirk Birkby, Scott Piper 33 Deuces: Ken Richardson ($85) Net Skins: #3: Richardson $60; #5: Swanson $20; #7: Banks $10; #18: Parker $10 Gross Skins: #3: Zukowsky ($10); #4: Gilchrist ($35); #7: Haines ($10) THE RISE MEN’S NIGHT - JULY 15 0-15 FLIGHT Low Gross: Shane Bowring 72 Low Net: Chad Niehaus 68 2nd Gross: Cody Gusy 74 2nd Net: Doug Hoover 70 3rd Gross: Freeman Ledrew 81 3rd Net: Bruce Salamandyk 70 Long Drive: 0-15: Greg Wiltshire; 16+: Ledrew Long Putt: Ryan Bechard KP: 0-15: Tyler Deis; 16+: Bechard THE RISE LADIES NIGHT - JULY 15 Low Gross: Lhea Shilton 48 Low Net: Sharron Eddy 34 2nd Gross: Margo Hoover 50 2nd Net: Judy McKinnon 38.5 Long Drive: #18: Diane Watts KP: #11: Leah Mellott; #16: Patti Hues KISS KP: #13: Watts VERNON MEN’S NIGHT - JULY 14 0-9 HANDICAP Low Gross: Peter Smith 76R Low Net: Corky Agar 69 2nd Gross: Ken Kurbis 76R 2nd Net: Glen Taylor 70 3rd Net: Doug Smith 71R 4th Net: John Martin 71R 10-13 HANDICAP Low Gross: Glenn Kitigawa 82 Low Net: Lloyd Polack 71 2nd Gross: Dane Read 83 2nd Net: Peter McClean 72R 3rd Net: Ernie Gare 72R 4th Net: Ray Allen 73R 14-16 HANDICAP Low Gross: Darrin Hatt 83 Low Net: Rob Ross 71 2nd Gross: Larry Harmata 86 2nd Net: Dennis Hamaguchi 73 3rd Net: Shane Shultz 74 4th Net: Gary Cooper 76 17+ HANDICAP Low Gross: Dave Nash 86 Low Net: Doug Anderson 69 2nd Gross: Lon Christensen 89 2nd Net: Doug Harrington 72R 3rd Net: Jim Chapman 72R 4th Net: Mike Leng 73 9 HOLE Low Gross: Greg Betts 35 Low Net: Nate Mackintosh 32 2nd Gross: Steve White 33.5 2nd Net: Jason Bilodeau 38 DEUCE POT #3 HDCP 14+: Carry over #5 HDCP 0-13: Darrell Houston

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Pastor Cory Rundell in the 1885 original St. James Anglican Church building with the rose window donated by the Becker family.

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It has been almost 110 years since St. James Anglican Church moved from its original location in Lansdowne to its permanent home on Patterson Avenue in Armstrong. The 1891 moving day must have been quite an event with one team of horses pulling the 1885 building and another team behind to make sure it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slide downhill too fast. The church is still moving forward, in a different way this time with renovations to the building to fit it to serve the congregation and community at least until it celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2085. When the work is all done at the end of July the building will have an up-dated parish hall and kitchen, disability access and landscaped courtyard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The church has been a wonderful part of the community in the past and we look forward to the future,â&#x20AC;? said Pastor Cory Rundell. With a crew that fittingly includes Matthew, John, James and Paul, all named for New Testament writers, the work is going well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really enjoyed working with the congregation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honour to work on a historic building â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they built well in those days, the original building is a work of art â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and retain its character and recycle as much as possible while updating it to modern standards,â&#x20AC;? said Don Purdon of D&P Design and Construction. The renovations to the building are funded by the Friends of St. James (congregation) with a

matching $50,000 donation in honour of Marion Hope by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Hope and Karl Vanderspeak of Burnaby. There was also a $10,000 donation from the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan as the church is used by community groups. One group, Community Kitchens, donated a new stove. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The church has always been a place for community gathering to celebrate the joys of life, like weddings, baptisms and anniversaries, and the sorrows, to say good-bye at a funeral. We had one couple who was married here 50 years ago come back to celebrate their anniversary here,â&#x20AC;? said Rundell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what churches do best, help people honour what it is to be a human being. The faith community respects, supports and cares for people in whatever way is needed.â&#x20AC;? The church has always had worship services, choirs, youth activities and for many years was famous for the IPE dinners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing that has touched me most about this project is that all the people we have come in contact with have been so supportive and helpful. There is a sense of valuing the history, heritage and values of the community in which they live. The older people have to pass this on to the younger and to the people who choose to move here. We are here to value and support people in their lives.â&#x20AC;? There will be an open house for St. James Anglican Church in September with the 125th anniversary celebration in October.

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St. James Church exterior, 1910. This photograph was used in a calendar sent out by Rev. H.J. King to some of his parishioners at Christmas.

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ernon is full of runners. Young, old, fast, slow, 10 K runners, marathoners, half marathoners, ultra marathoners and triathletes. The spectrum is wide. So why can’t the training be? We have become slaves to the roads, to the distance. Logging that we ran 10.2 miles in one hour 20 minutes and two seconds. Our heart rate monitors and garmins are what we focus on more than the run itself. We run fartleks, intervals, hill repeats. These forms and techniques of training are excellent, and needed. Don’t get me wrong. But runners: spice it up! All you road runners who run on the roads, with supplemental speed workouts on the track need to hit the trails occasionally. Get off the beaten path. Discover Kal Park trails, Grey Canal or BX trail. You will love the variety and what it adds to your running. The variability in terrain makes trail running uniquely challenging. Hills and descents are typically steeper; the ground is uneven and can frequently change in consistency. Trails are often complicated with roots, rocks and narrow twisting turns. These characteristics of trail running place a set of demands on the trail runner that are differ-

ent from road running. drive some runners crazy, as they Understanding how the love structure.) The body adapts to these demands of demands the terrain will help you dictate the appreciate the intensities. benefits of Not your trail running. watch. The benefits Being are refreshing. a physioLet me therapist who ramble about treats many the terrific aspects of Cheryl Witter runners, I find the most trail runappealing aspect ning. Trail running is of trail running is the a great complement decreased impact on to your road running the joints and back as as it conditions many muscles and connective the foot strike takes place on softer surfaces. tissues that aren’t used Many longtime road on the roads. A stable runners have found torso, strong ankles, renewed vigor going off good posture and road. They enjoy the steady balance are all reprieve from the hard keys to moving safely impact of pavement across uneven terrain. and concrete. Their Collateral leg muscles knees, hips, back and work to stabilize the feet are happier. ankle and foot. This In addition to the helps in preventing physical conditionshin splints and other ing that trail running lower leg and foot brings, your mental maladies. focus and other senses A strong and supple will also improve. Your core develops as the peripheral vision and back and abdomen foot-eye coordination strengthen. This more will benefit. Your lungs dynamic core assists in benefit too by a cooler impact absorption on hill descents. The phys- and better air quality. The risk of trail iological range of exerrunning is the dreaded tion is much broader “twist my ankle on a in trail running. Heart tree root.” This can rate typically ranges happen. But the same from 70-90 per cent of risks hold for road runmaximum heart rate ning. I have seen just as during a single trail run. This is similar to a many rolled ankles with runners catching a curb fartlek‚ or interval run. or rolling over onto the However, the peaks in shoulder of the road. effort are unstructured on the trails. (This may The key to making a

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safe transition to trail running is to recognize that although it is running. It is not the same as road running. You may want to invest in trail shoes. These give you greater support and stability than road shoes. And they have better outsole tread patterns that increase traction. It should be treated like a new activity. Start with shorter runs to give your body time to adapt to the new demands you are placing on it. Your leg stabilizers and core muscles need time to adjust. Be sure to slow your trail run down. Your pace should be at least 10-25 per cent slower on the trail than it is on the road. Keep your eyes open. Scan the immediate two to three meters ahead of your feet to identify hazards. If you start gazing into the woods too much you will be eating dirt. And lastly, shorten your stride.

This will give you more ground contact time and enable you to negotiate technical terrain more safely. Integrating trails into a portion of your program can give your running an edge without compromising your mileage or speed. If you are looking to reinvigorate your running try the trails. Kal Park can keep you running, anywhere from an hour to three hours. The change in scenery may do your joints, muscles and mind some good. Hope to see you out there! Cheryl Witter is a physiotherapist at Spine & Sports Physical Therapy in Vernon.

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When a long journey brings you to your destination, you can not help but reflect on the good times you were blessed with, and the bad times you endured. My cross-Canada ride has been at times so difficult I thought of nothing more than giving up and going home, and at others I knew there was no place in the world I would rather be than right where I was. For instance, I was lucky enough to start in British Columbia, which means that I was forced to move at a slower pace as my legs and mind became accustomed to the challenges of the road. This gave me the opportunity to really take in the majesty of the Monashees, the tranquil alpine lakes of the Kootenays and the surprisingly green Rockies. If a complete trip must contain both good and bad, then my travels across the prairies would be that to a “T.” In Alberta I sailed across the province in two days with a tailwind that just never let up. I was at the height of joy, sometimes going whole minutes without pedaling at all and losing no speed. It was awesome. Once I hit Saskatchewan, however, the winds shifted, and they brought with them rain — pouring rain that was made all the worse by the way it blew right into my jacket. Saskatchewan was the worst of the trip

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like France; lots of small towns dotted around a ton of fields and every one of these small towns has a big church with steeples. In Quebec City, I was lucky enough to take in a free Cirque du soleil show. the perfect complement to being in the oldest French settlement in North America. The Maritimes were so much more hilly than I had expected, and the heat was oppressive, mostly due to the humidity. I had more good days than bad at this point, feeling always that no matter how hard things were, I was so close to the end. I made it to Halifax July 13, exactly seven weeks after my departure. Not that my trip is over. I am flying into Vancouver, and plan to finish off the last chunk of Canada I did not get due to my late departure caused by a knee injury. I will be arriving in Vernon between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and I plan to ride straight to Kal Beach, where friends and family will be waiting to greet me, and I encourage any one who wants to to come out and say hi! A few highlights: ■ Resting in

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Feature Event: Car rally and silent auction fundraiser for Kelly Hadland July 24

ECKANKAR PRESENTS A one-hour book discussion called “Is Life a Random Walk” July 18 at 11 a.m. at the Halina Centre, 3310 - 37th Ave. AA MEETS SUNDAYS Simple reflections group (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. Cherryville 2-4 meeting (H). Open meeting at Gospel Church, Aumond Road, Cherryville. Meets every second and fourth Sunday, 3 p.m. Into Action Step Group (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). Armstrong Pleasant Valley Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Sunday night recovery group (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no access. ELKS MEGA MEAT DRAW Third Sunday of month, 310330th St. Doors open 1 p.m. Hot dogs, 50/50, meat basket. OKANAGAN CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH Worship in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation every third Sunday of month starting 2 p.m., Faith Baptist Church,3908-27th St. BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $5. Tables for rent. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more information. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for info. CANASTA AND BINGO Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 to 4 p.m., at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Alice at 549-8430 or Ethel at 545-9857. SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday. OKANAGAN GEM SHOW Fourth annual show hosted by the 1120 Rock Club and Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club, “Fossils, Footsteps of the Ages,” July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Winfield Memorial Hall, 3270 Berry Rd. Dealers, displays, demonstrations. Adults, $4; kids 12 and under, $2. Lunch counter open during the show. GEORGETTE SHOP Ultimate summer slash down on all “Kool” stock. Get ready for the heat wave. Check out the hottest store downtown! We can keep you “cool” with sundresses, tanks and shorts. All proceeds fund mental health programs in our community. We are at 3100-28th Ave. (behind Sir Winston’s Pub). PRO-LIFE THRIFT STORE Unbelievable low prices. All summer clothing 1/2 price. Everything marked with a green tag is $1. Come and see for yourself. Tons of teens’ T-shirts! We are at 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more info. CRIB TOURNAMENT Third Sunday of every month at Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Cost is $10. Registrations by 9:30 a.m., please. Bring a partner. Tournament starts 10 a.m. The Coffee Shop is open for breakfast, lunch and/or snacks. For inquiries, call 545-6240. 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.

n June of this year, Kelly Hadland, a former resident of Vernon, was paralyzed when hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk in Nanaimo. She is now at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre learning new skills to adapt to a life without the use of her legs. She faces many challenges, and her friends, with the help of the community, would like to help ease her financial burden. They have planned a car rally and silent auction for Saturday, July 24 at the Halina Seniors’ Centre. The car rally starts at 2 p.m., with the registration fee of $50 including deep-fried turkey and a bun and soft drink. The silent auction takes place at 5 p.m., and people are welcome to attend one or both events. For more information or to pre-register a team and book a start time call 250-307-8528. Donations are gratefully accepted.

JULY 19 MOONLIGHT MOVIE IN THE PARK The Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs are partnering with Interior Savings to offer this July 19 in Polson Park, featuring Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Entrance by donation to Okanagan Boys & Girls

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JULY 20 ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE SUMMER CAMP Snakes Alive! July 20 (4-6 yrs) and July 22 (7-10 yrs). Sssss….Snakes are fascinating! Learn the truth about our often misunderstood, slithery cousins: where they live, their life cycle, which are venomous and which are not. Make a snake mobile to take home. Fees $20 per child per morning session. To register, call 250-260-4227 or www.abnc.ca

POSEIDON’S FURY MIXED DRAGON BOAT TEAM Looking for a few good men (and women) for the Dragon Boat season which is underway. We practice on Swan Lake Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.) with competitions in the Salmon

Arm, Vernon and Penticton or Kelowna Dragon Boat Festivals (latter festivals to be determined). Come on out and give it a try... no commitment ‘til you’re hooked! For further information, please contact Lynn Laustrup at 250-545-7632. NEW DRAGON BOAT TEAM Spend summer on the water, paddling with our recreational dragon boat team. Meet new friends and discover how much fun this sport is. Practice twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., July and August on tranquil Swan Lake. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Call Lisa 250-938-7769 for more info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! We also have Texas Hold’em Poker every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Newcomers please arrive at 6:30 p.m. for registration. Experience not necessary; we will teach you! We play for points, not money! You don’t have to be a legion member to play, but if you would like to join, we would like to talk to you! Call 250-542-2696 for more information. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Red Barn, Polson Mall. MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS IN LUMBY For July and August, we’ll meet every second and fourth Tuesday at the Blue Ox Pub 11:30 a.m. to noon for optional lunch, meet and greet. Meeting 12:05 to 12:55 to enable working people to attend. Guests always welcome to come and observe what Toastmasters is all about: learning leadership skills with a fun and supportive group of people. For more information, call Louise Wilcox at 250-547-6480. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com for regular meeting times, locations and more information. VERNON FLYING CLUB Meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at 6210 Tronson Rd. All welcome, and it’s not necessary to be a pilot or own an aircraft to join, just an interest in general aviation. For more information, call Bev Bonner at 549-7087. TUESDAY’S TOGETHER 55+ ladies group meets twice a month. Third Tuesday of the month, the ladies meet at the Seniors’ Drop-in at 11:30 a.m., 1751 Glencaird St., and carpool to a restaurant for lunch. Call Olena at 547-8866. NORTH OKANAGAN ORCHID SOCIETY Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Arts Centre. For info., please call Elsie Gerdes at 250-546-1939. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ July 20, planning meeting at Talk’n Donkey, 3923-32nd St., 7 p.m. Bring your ideas. Call Dot by Monday if attending, 250-542-4042. SENIORS FAIR July 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Carrington Place Retirement Residence, 4651-23rd St. Fun for all ages: raffles, prizes, BBQ, crazy hat contest, games, vendors, crafts, magician, entertainment. All events free but donations welcome to Cancer Society and Diabetes Association.


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Enderby is the place to be next weekend KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Known for its picturesque setting along the Shuswap River, its quaint downtown, and caring community, Enderby also has a deep-rooted artistic core. Not only do a number of artists live there, they take pride in their city as seen with endeavours such as community plays, mural projects, ongoing events and a very active arts council. The city is about to celebrate its artistic side in all its forms with the inaugural Enderby Arts Festival. Presented by the Enderby and District Arts Council, the festival takes place Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 with visual and aural delights to please every palate. “2010 is the first Enderby Arts Festival and we plan to build this into an exciting annual event,” said arts council president Neil Fidler. “Our aim is to establish a good foundation for trying out some of our more exotic ideas next year.” The fun kicks off with an artisans market and entertainment stage, which will take place along Maud Street, downtown, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This is the arts council’s fifth outdoor market and it’s shaping up to be the best yet,” said Fidler. “We have vendors coming from Winfield and Vernon through to Blind Bay and Chase, and even

Lethbridge, Alberta.” Entries into Enderby’s Snapshots and Shutterbug photo contest will be displayed in the Masonic Hall, at the corner of Mill Avenue and Maud Street, while the entertainment stage, located in the Maud Street parking lot, will feature live music by a number of emerging artists all day long. A medieval fair will also take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Enderby’s Belvidere Park. The Vernon chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, known as the Shire of Krakenfjord, will take onlookers back to the 10th century with medieval games, group dancing, rapier sword play, armoured warrior combat, wheat threshing, spinning and weaving, and more. Maud Avenue will later be transformed as people take to the street for a party Saturday starting at 5 p.m. with kids activities, demos, Polynesian dancing, as well as a family dance with live music from 7 to 9 p.m. More live music comes when the Evans Sisters and their band play country, folk and soft rock by the river at Belvidere Park, Sunday at 7 p.m. In addition to events put on by the arts council, visitors may want to take in the exhibition, Grindrod, Celebrating 100 Years as a Village, at the Enderby and District Museum,

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Sword fighters from the Vernon chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Shire of Krakenfjord, perform for the Medieval Fair, part of the Enderby Arts Festival, Saturday in Belvidere Park. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition celebrates the approach of Grindrod’s centenary, Aug. 7. Mara is also getting on board with the heritage tea and duck

race, featuring live music, an oldfashioned cake walk and more at the Mara Community Hall, Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. There is also Runaway Moon Theatre’s two-night presentation

of its community play, Sawllkwa, at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. (See story below.) For more information about the Enderby Arts Festival, contact Alyson Witts at 250-838-2274.

Runaway Moon brings water to life Morning Star Staff

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Constance Christian makes a coyote mask for Sawllkwa, Runaway Moon Theatre’s outdoor community play at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

Visitors will be able to splash in Splats’in culture, and shower themselves in the wonder of water when Runaway Moon Theatre presents Sawllkwa. Meaning water in the Splats’in language, the community outdoor play takes place along the banks of the Shuswap River at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre next weekend. All the preparations for the grand-scale production have kicked into high gear with the arrival of director Varrick Grimes from Stratford, Ont. “This event has been made in the incredible Kingfisher location with all the woods, trails, river, beaches and building,” said Grimes. “Audiences should prepare to move and be moved, as the action takes place in a number of different locations. Rosalind Williams, Splats’in cultural historian, has been working with us on theme, concept

and stories, guiding our exploration of water, right here in the Shuswap watershed.” Rehearsal for the community collaboration has been in development since last fall. Enderby’s Drill Hall is now overflowing with beaver, grizzly and coyote, a selkie, children, adults, puppets, stiltwalkers and music makers. Hundreds of locals have been involved in the monumental undertaking and have been inspired to explore their creative sides, making ceramic vessels, music and movement inspired by water, and decorating fabric with dyeing and printing techniques. See their efforts when Sawllkwa takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, located at 2550 Mabel Lake Rd., 25 kilometers east of Enderby. Entrance is by donation. More information is available at 250306-3935 or visit www.runawaymoon.org.

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Armstrong veteran Vern Flatekval’s remarkable story will once again be honoured in Vernon at the Tuesday in the Trees lunchtime event. John Spearn, a Canadiana-folkroots-celtic songwriter, is returning to Vernon and has dedicated one of his songs to Flatekval and his Memorial Mountain Project. The song, Memorial Mountain, is part of Spearn’s Songs for Canada, which the Alberta-based former teacher has been performing around the country. “We are extremely pleased to have John Spearn back to perform at Tuesdays in the Trees this year” said Holly Schmidt, DVA events and marketing coordinator. “We are also very excited to have Vern Flatekval joining us in the park on Tuesday and encourage all to come down and join John in honouring Vern and the Memorial Mountain Project.” Flatekval, a 90-year-old veteran, is one of only living Second World War tailgunners.

He survived 36 missions in the rear gun turret of a Lancaster bomber over Germany. According to documents, over the peak years of allied bomber command activities, these men survived an average of seven missions. Flatekval has spent his latter years working towards the development of a hiking trail to Memorial Mountain in Armstrong. “What I want to do is have a hiking trail called The Trail of Heroes. There is currently no public access to Memorial Mountain, but I remember that we used to go up there and pick berries as boys. A lot of us thought about it when we were overseas. We all need to remember the wars because war must never happen again,” Flatekval told The Morning Star recently. Spearn’s performance begins at 11 a.m. in Vernon’s Cenotaph Park. For more information on the Tuesdays in the Trees entertainment program, contact the DVA at 250-542-5851 or visit www.downtownvernon.com.

Catch a film by moonlight Morning Star Staff

Families looking for a fun event this week may want to head down to their local park for the Moonlight Movie Tour. Hosted by Interior Savings as a fund-raiser for the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, the event will feature a

family-friendly movie screened on a giant, three-storey-high, inflatable movie screen. Tonight in Lake Country’s Beasley Park on Woodsdale Road will be Open Season 2, while Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be screened in Vernon’s Polson Park Monday.

Gates open at 7 p.m. with family activities and a concession stand, and films start at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Admission is by donation. For more information go to www. boysandgirlsclubs.ca or call 250-762-3914.

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right turf with a good redators isn’t a grasp on the necessary fantastic movie, vibe required. but as far as The plot has sequels go –– especially eight strangers being those of the horror dropped variety –– it’s a by parabeauty. chute into a And if nothmysterious ing else, this is jungle. The the follow up one thing that Predator they all have fans have been in common? waiting over They’re all two decades dangerous, for. Oh, there Jason Armstrong and they’re all pretty talhave been ented at killing. other sequels to the There’s mercenary creepy 1987 jungleRoyce (Adrian Brody), based gore-fest with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Israeli Defense Force sniper Isabelle (Alice Danny Glover Braga), serial murderer wrestled with the ugly Walter Stans (Walton beast on big city turf Goggins), drug gang in 1990’s Predator 2, enforcer Cuchillo and there have been (Danny Trejo), Russian a couple of crossover Special Forces solflicks with the ugly dier Nikolai (Oleg acid-drooling extraterTaktarov), Sierra Leone restrials from Aliens. But none of them quite warlord Mombasa (Mahershalalhashbaz capture the haunting Ali), and Yakuza killer effectiveness of the Hanzo (Louis Ozawaw original like this chapChangchien). ter does. The only excepDirector Nimrod tion is mousy Edwin Antal and producer (Topher Grace), a docRobert Rodriguez tor and, begrudgingly, aren’t perfect here, but the film’s comic relief. at least they’re on the

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Strings fellow back with new CD Continued from page B8 Since his last CD, Brass and Gold, released in 2008, Ashby has been touring relentlessly, performing more than 200 shows across Canada, including a visit to Armstrong last year, and somehow squeezing in two tours with Delirium as well. “I am working at building an audience for my music, playing shows and improving as a songwriter and performer,” he said. McLachlan’s guitarist since 1996, Ashby has been featured on a number of the singer’s hit albums and has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, Saturday Night Live and David Letterman three times.

Also the leader of band Jack Tripper, Ashby’s guitar playing has appeared on CDs with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far. His new album, 24 Hours of Daylight, showcases his guitar skills and earthy vocals on a

new set of strong tunes with a rootsy bent. The record also features his deft technique on lap steel guitar, a highlight of his live shows. Ashby takes the stage at the Armstrong Inn, 3400 Smith Dr., Wednesday at 8 p.m. No cover.

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Tim Hortons fills afternoon ‘void’ JESSICA SCHWITEK Morning Star Staff

Sugar-holics of the North Okanagan unite. Vernon’s latest dieting nemesis, the Cold Stone Creamery, has opened its doors. The ice cream store, which set up shop inside the 32nd Street Tim Hortons, has been open since Canada Day, but will have its official grand opening on Saturday. Since Tim Hortons bought the Canadian rights to the American chain, 40 stores have opened across the country. “We’re expecting 100 locations by the end of the year, and 300 by the end of next year,” said Dan Currie, owner of all four Tim Hortons locations in Vernon, and now the new Cold Stone Creamery. Cold Stone is not the first ice cream store to open in Vernon, but Currie says it brings something a little different to the consumer. “It’s the ultimate ice cream experience,” he said. The staff will throw ice cream up in the air and sing for tips. They even have a banana song. “It’s just a really fun atmosphere.” This business within a business adds a variety of new products to the Tim Hortons location. Aside from the countless possible ice cream creations (there are tried and tested Cold Stone signatures, or custom creations using almost any ingredient you can think of), there are also cakes with ice cream filling, cupcakes, and a variety of smoothies. The ice cream is made fresh in the back with Canadian dairy, and is served in either a waffle cone or a bowl in three different sizes: Like It, Love It, and Gotta Have It.

“Anything goes really. There’s no ‘you can’t do this,’” said Currie. People can request anything be put in their ice cream or cake. “You can even put a doughnut in there if you want.” And one customer actually did. It may be too early to determine a best seller, but their signature Peanut Butter Cup Perfection has been selling like crazy. The decadent treat includes chocolate ice cream (which is super premium hard ice cream), peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and fudge. Tim Hortons, famous nationwide for its large doubledouble, is busiest during the morning and around lunch time. What Currie is hoping Cold Stone will do is keep the customers coming in during the slower hours from 3 to 11 p.m. “It really rounds it out for us. We’re already busy, this will just help fill that void,” said Currie. The renovations to accommodate the Cold Stone Creamery side of the store took only two days, and it has created about 20 part-time jobs. The store is already attracting business. Currie requested that Cold Stone go into that location specifically because it is right on the highway. “And we got some good weather finally,” said Currie. As of now, there are no plans to expand Cold Stone Creamery into the other three Vernon locations. “We’ll just see how this goes first.” In the meantime Currie is happy about one perk in particular. “Now I don’t have to go somewhere else for my ice cream.”

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Danica Currie flips some ice cream up in the air at the new Cold Stone Creamery in the 32nd Street Tim Hortons. The grand opening is on July 24.

B.C. a leader in small business confidence JESSICA SCHWITEK Morning Star Staff

After a few stressful years, government officials have a hopeful outlook on the current state of small business in British Columbia. Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development Iain Black stopped in Vernon on Wednesday for a Small Business Roundtable at the Best Western Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre. These province-wide roundtables became a permanent fixture of the B.C. government back in 2005, and since then the small business ministers have gone on 42 tours. The purpose of these casual meetings is to “gather input and direction as to how government can help,” said Black. Suggestions and concerns that are raised at the roundtables provide the input for a report that will later be pre-

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room tonight,” said Foster. sented to the government. “And I congratulate them (Vernon’s In the past, the roundtable discussions have led to real changes in government small business owners) on surviving the policy such as lowering the small business last couple of years.” Black tends to hear simitax. lar themes come up at all the “That’s one recommendation that was taken before,” said roundtable meetings, job trainBlack. ing being one of the most com“In 2012 it (the small busimon. The new HST was discussed, ness tax) is being eliminated altogether.” but despite its recent controThe B.C. Liberals aim to stay versy, Black says it has not been out of the way of business and a major talking point at the let it thrive. roundtables. “Our job is to let busiMost of the business comIain Black ness do business,” said Vernon munity is still trying to figure Monashee MLA Eric Foster. out what the new tax means for Despite a rough couple of years in the them said Black. And some businesses are business sector, Black says the economic starting to see the HST’s potential benefits indicators for B.C. are very strong. In fact, for them and their customers. But regardless of any issues raised, Black B.C. leads the country in small business was happy with the level of optimism in confidence. “I felt a fairly positive feeling in the the room, as well as the turnout itself.

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“I go where there is a high level of interest,” said Black. Almost all of the 40 registered participants in Vernon showed up for the roundtable. Black said all of B.C. should have a vested interest in the state of the small business sector. We depend on them as much as they depend on us. B.C. has the highest percentage of workers employed by small businesses in the country at 54 per cent, and one third of the province’s GDP comes from small businesses. B.C. also has one of the highest per capita rates of small business owners. Eightyeight out of 1,000 British Columbians own a small business. The national average is 70. The B.C. Liberals want to make B.C. the most competitive market in North America. And the Small Business Roundtables, which Black described as a “B.C. phenomenon,” are a means to that end.

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North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society Grand GO Award program coordinator Krista Kay (second from left) presents Kevin Dunlop of Lensmakers Optical with his plaque for going above and beyond in the customer service recognition program. Colleagues Tony Gosselin (left) and Patsy Osachoff were also on hand to celebrate Dunlop’s award. All Grand GO Award winners receive the plaque.

China agrees to more B.C. wood Morning Star Staff

building. The project will A new agreement show local developers with the province of and consumers how Hebei further opens wood-frame designs are a market in northern energy-efficient, costChina to B.C. wood competitive, and well products and woodframe building technol- suited to conditions on China’s northern plain. ogy. The arrangement “Hebei province builds on introis looking ducing B.C.to B.C. for designed wood expertise truss roofing and wood in Hebei and products to updating local grow their building codes wood- based for wood-frame construcconstruction. tion sector,” Pat Bell Both projsaid Forests ects were Minister Pat supported by Bell. Forestry Innovation “This agreement Investment, B.C.’s provides an opportunity to showcase wood- international marketing agency for wood frame construction in products, and Canada northern China.” Wood, an industry The agreement with marketing group. Hebei will lead to the “The Hebei delegaconstruction of a woodtion is impressed with frame demonstraB.C.’s sustainable forest tion project, such as a management, advanced multi-storey apartment

wood science and building technology,” said Hebei vice-governor Song Enhua. “Using wood products will speed up our new housing program and protect the environment by reducing carbon consumption.” Hebei has a population of 67 million people and a provincial GDP of more than $240 billion per year - the sixth-largest in China. China is now B.C.’s fastest growing market for lumber products and recently passed Japan to become the second-largest market by volume after the United States. Lumber exports in 2009 hit a record high of 1.6 billion board feet valued at more than $327 million, and the equivalent production of six large Interior sawmills.

Sales volumes in the first four months of 2010 are two-thirds higher than the same timeframe in 2009. “Chinese officials are quickly becoming aware of the many benefits of building with wood energy efficiency, a low carbon footprint and earthquake-resistant,” said Bell. “Thanks to ongoing promotional efforts, Hebei sees B.C. as their preferred supplier of wood products.”

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YOU AND THE LAW FIGURING OUT SPOUSAL SUPPORT By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Eugene and Marlene Yemchuk were married for 35 years and had one grown child when they divorced. He was 63, retired, and earned $37,600 from investment and other income. She was 61, worked with the federal government, and earned $75,000 a year. They divided their assets, and he applied for spousal support until his wife retired at age 65. How much support should he get? When a couple divorces, one spouse often seeks maintenance or support from the other. However, unlike child support, spousal support isn’t automatic. Whether you’re entitled to support depends on several factors. These include the length of your marriage, the difference between your income and your spouse’s, your ability to make a living, and whether you gave up your career to stay home and look after the children. Husbands are also eligible for support.

port can go on indefinitely. Support is also for an indefinite term for marriages of 5 years or more, where the number of years of marriage plus the age of the spouse receiving support totals 65 or more (e.g., if a 12-year marriage ends when the support recipient is 55, the duration will be indefinite because 12 years of marriage plus the age of 55 equals 67). Let’s look at an example. Say John and Julie have been married 10 years and have no children. John, 43, earns $75,000 gross as a pharmaceutical salesman and Julie, 38, makes $35,000 as a dance teacher. Multiplying 1.5 to 2% by the number of years of their marriage (10) yields a percentage of 15 to 20%. Multiplying those two figures by the difference in their gross incomes ($40,000) results in a range of spousal support that John should pay Julie of $6,000 year ($500 month) to $8,000 year ($667 month). The duration is .5 to 1 multiplied by 10 years of marriage – or 5 to 10 years of support.

Once it’s determined that you’re entitled to spousal support, judges and lawyers in BC Thomas D.A. then typically turn to the SpouIf you have dependent children sal Support Advisory Guideand child support is paid, the Fletcher Q.C. lines to figure out the amount calculations are much more and duration. A draft version of complex. Special computer softthese Guidelines was originally introduced in ware is usually needed – your family lawyer 2005; the final version was released in 2008. will have this. These Guidelines provide ranges for the appropriate amount and length of spousal sup- The support ranges suggested by the Guideport in a variety of cases. lines are not carved in stone, however. The amount and duration ultimately agreed upon If you don’t have any dependent children, or decided by a court may be higher or lower, the amount of spousal support suggested by depending on your individual circumstances. the Guidelines is 1.5 to 2% of the difference between your gross incomes for each year So how much support did Eugene Yemchuk you were married. For marriages of 25 years get? The trial judge concluded he wasn’t enor more, the maximum is 37.5 to 50% of the titled to anything. However, the Guidelines gross income difference. suggested he should receive between $1,190 to $1,580 in monthly maintenance. The BC The duration is then one-half to one year of Court of Appeal settled on $1,100 month (a support for each year you were married. But figure intended to reflect his wife’s significant for long marriages (20 years or more), sup- employment expenses).

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t isn’t everyday that our provincial government officials come to the Greater Vernon area to listen to the various voices of our community, but this past week, the business community had that opportunity. The Small Business Roundtable discussion was in Vernon on July 14. In speaking with organizers of this event, I was pleased to hear that our area produced a record attendance, and the level of participation supplied some of the best Val Trevis content they have heard throughout these sessions to date. Good news for our area and kudos to our business community for showing up and speaking out. Here to listen to our business owners was Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development Iain Black, who chairs the roundtable committee and receives the findings from the 22 members of the board for this committee. I can assure you that Greater Vernon business had a lot on their minds and plenty to say. The agenda was designed to solicit specific, yet very pertinent information from our business sector. What is the regulatory requirement that creates the biggest difficulty for your business? What types of small business training opportunities are priorities for you? Is this training available in your area? What are some of the innovative approaches that local businesses have adopted to enhance small business in your community? Are there any other important local opportunities you would like to raise? With 40 businesses participating, you can imagine the extent of the diversity in the responses provided. Participation was exceptional with every single business representative engaging in the process. Everyone had something to say that they felt

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would improve the ability for business owners to streamline their operations and function more effectively overall. Looking at this session though the eyes of the Chamber of Commerce, the final question was very intriguing and most certainly provided a broad spectrum of responses. The roundtable asked: “If there was one action that could be taken to enhance small business in your community, what would it be?” Some of the answers were expected and anticipated while others were interesting, impassioned, creative, varied and maybe surprising to a few people. Our business community said: Find ways to create opportunity in our community that keeps our children here. Create a mentoring program for high school students. Showcase small business success to the outside world. Establish long term infrastructure planning. Support the local rail systems to promote stable investment in our communities. Continue to invest in the small business community in both good and bad times. Liaise between schools and the business community. And provide training opportunities for both employees and employers. Vernon was recently named the most entrepreneurial city in B.C., and sitting in that room, listening to the voices of business owners who represent all walks of life, it was easy to understand why we earned that title. These individuals are dedicated, committed and willing to go the extra mile to invest in our community, supporting our economic viability both now and in the future. Our community is comprised of small, medium and some larger businesses, but our economy is driven by a makeup of approximately 80 per cent small business. They support your community so please support them. Val Trevis is the general manager of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

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NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION – ARMSTRONG APPOINTMENTS - ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Council of the District of Coldstream invites applications from interested residents of Coldstream, to fill two (2) vacancies on the Environmental Advisory Committee, effective immediately for a term expiring on November 30, 2011. The Environmental Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Council on matters related to bylaws and policies related to the protection or enhancement of the environment, development matters as referred by the Development Services staff, and opportunities for environmental enhancement with respect to public and private operational practices within the District of Coldstream. Application forms and committee terms of reference are available on the District website at www.districtofcoldstream.ca. For further information regarding this committee, you may contact A. Dean, Director of Engineering Services, phone 250550-1514, email adean@district.coldstream.bc.ca .

Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon When: July 22 We will be making electrical system improvements in Armstrong on July 22. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 3 hours, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The area affected is from the intersection of Lansdowne Rd, Powerhouse Rd and Hwy 97A north to and including Dave’s Lumber and all side roads including Lansdowne Rd, Powerhouse Rd, the entire McLeod Subdivision, Mountainview Rd, Back Enderby Rd, Stepney Rd, McLeery Rd, Malpass Rd, Rashdale Rd and Marshall Rd. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service as safely and efficiently as possible. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Using the soft-sell approach always works extremely effectively for you. You’ll use your charm and humor in situations where you desire to woo others to your corner.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) A blend of warmth and enthusiasm could produce a charisma about you that will be quite appealing to everyone with whom you come in contact. You’ll be welcomed in any circle.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) There will be no doubt in the minds of others as to where you stand on an issue or what you want. You’ll make your thinking known in no uncertain terms to all within earshot.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Having material desires isn’t a no-no. In fact, it is likely to serve as a stimulant in encouraging you to work harder to achieve your goals and objectives. Go get ‘em.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Speak up and get an agreement from either a friend or family member about something important this person needs to do in order to avoid hard feelings between you two.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It behooves you to do more listening than talking when having a conversation with someone who is known to be pretty smart. This person might tell you something of great help. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Don’t hesitate to follow through on any bright idea you get for turning a profit. Your ingenuity, along with a great deal of resourcefulness, will enhance your chances for success. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Wherever you go and whatever you do you’ll act like a generator supplying energy to whomever you come in contact with. It is likely to be a fun day involving a substantial amount of activity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Your mode of operation will be one that isn’t likely to attract too much attention, and will enable you to operate in ways that can benefit you financially, mostly because you won’t have to share.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Regardless of how outlandish something may seem, it can be done right if you handle it in a practical manner. Be a pragmatic visionary and you can pull off most anything.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder Bridge is a strange game in that sometimes two wrongs can produce a right. Two partners err, but they counterbalance each other, resulting in the correct contract. This deal, also from the social game I kibitzed earlier this year, is an example. What do you think of the auction? How should South plan the play in four spades after West leads the diamond queen? North’s takeout double, with only two low diamonds, is not textbook. And South’s jump to two spades was an underbid. By an unpassed hand, a jump advance promises 9-11 points and a cue-bid of opener’s suit shows 12-

plus. But by a passed hand, these ranges are lowered by a couple of points. South should have cue-bid two hearts. Then North should have passed out two spades -- but four spades had good play. South should see three top losers: one spade, one diamond and one club. The trick is to avoid a second club loser. But the opening lead marks East with the diamond king. So West must have the club ace. It is time to lead toward honors. After South wins with the diamond ace and plays a trump, let’s assume West takes the second spade and continues with another diamond. East will win this trick and shift to his heart,

hoping to get a heart ruff. However, his luck is out. Declarer wins on the board, plays a trump to his hand, and leads a club. When the ace appears, South can claim. He takes two spades, three hearts, one diamond, two clubs, one heart ruff in the dummy and one club ruff in his hand.

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ONTARIO — The tent foundered between two spindly jack pines, looking more like a failed IKEA challenge than a domicile. It wouldn’t have passed Boy Scouts’ muster but as we scrambled beneath its crumpled green sheets, our rakish habitat provided dry refuge from a sudden torrential downpour. It wasn’t quite what I had imagined when embarking on our quintessential Canadian adventure but if there’s one thing to learn in the outback, it’s to stay dry. Although my companion and I could have chosen a resortstyled eco-adventure, they seemed tame in comparison to pursuing our inner pioneer: that no-holds-barred wilderness experience that Davey Crockett, (and Pierre Trudeau for that matter) immortalized in their buckskins and coonskin fur hats. Besides, the process of pitching a tent, building a fire, and listening to the loons call you to sleep can be one of the most romantic, enriching and family-bonding experiences available. So it was with intrepid heart that I ditched the stilettos and joined my outdoorsy partner for a week in the northwestern Ontario wilderness. First off was to hook up with Canoe Canada, a knowledgeable outfitter who custom-tailor packages to ability, preference and budget whether it’s a three day excursion down river (ideal for novices) or flying to a wilderness cabin and paddling your way back to civilization. We chose the latter, and as the float plane left us at a cabin at some indistinct pinpoint in the Atkikokan region, the raw stillness of our decision was palpable. Surrounded by a tangled network of bassfilled waters, woodlands and marshy meadows cut with moose trails,

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After a day of canoeing and exploring, there’s nothing better than cooking over a campfire. our mission was to navigate these routes for some 85 miles to another indistinct pinpoint on the map. In the Ojibwe language, Atikokan means “caribou bones,” and as I looked out across the three-mile lake — the start of our paddling journey — I mused as to whose bones they might have found at the end of the trip! We were wellequipped. The canoe was fully stocked with a tent and tarpaulins, pots and scouring pads, and more than enough food packs, chocolate bars and treats to survive our itinerary.

With an eye on a couple of portages, our personal gear was minimal and with the prospect of catching lake trout and wall eye en route, we left half our supplies behind. Travelling at the speed of your oar, route maps are easy to follow and paddling becomes intuitive after a few hours. Most of the recommended campsites are on rocky outcrops or islands the size of a postage stamp, so bears aren’t an issue. And the call of wolves is as distant as the stars. Seeing another person is such a rarity that when the soft

drone of a bush pilot crisscrosses the area, there’s an imagined assurance that periodically at least, someone is “up there” checking up on your progress. Priorities shift in the wilderness. Rising at daybreak is rewarded with soft, easy waters, and the energy of nature awakening — the memory of which still quiets my soul. The all important morning latte is traded for the art of simply boiling water; salads give way to pan fried, just-caught smallmouth bass which not only trumps trout in taste but is mouth-wateringly

delicious after a day of paddling. And standing buck-naked on a rock to wash is welcome relief from clothes that cling to your body through the sheer exertion of digging deep against windblown waters. Whoever said: “to paddle 100 miles in a canoe, you are a child of nature,” got it right. Yes, there were times when the winds ambushed the waves, whipping up whitecaps into such a frenzy that every armaching reach into the water was tenacity personified. Mostly, though, the majesty of this inaccessible landscape left us so awestruck, our paddles froze in mid stroke: drifting down reededged, crystal clear rivers, crossing pools laden with lilies, inhaling the sweet scent of fallen pine needles baking in the sun, or becoming one with the silent flight of a bald eagle as it cast its long shadow across the granite bluff. Such are the bragging rights of adventurous spirits and the rewards of discovering a part of Canada that still resonates with such raw beauty it will forever inspire the heart of your inner pioneer. Chris McBeath is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Reginald Poyner Maureen Poyner is sad to announce the death of her husband Reginald Poyner, who died July 14, 2010 after a year and a half long struggle following a stroke. He will be greatly missed by his daughters Nikki (Greg) Gardner, Jackie (Wyman) Larocque, Lorraine (Bob) Stekl; his son: Ray (Shar) Poyner; his grandchildren Sean, Cody, Britney, Jayme, Shane, Jared, Madalyn; and his great-grandchild Rylea. Reg’s dry British wit and sometimes brutal honesty will be missed by all who knew him. A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at “Regency Court” 3300 Centennial Dr., Vernon, starting at 1:00 pm.

“I have laid aside business, and gone a’fishing.”

Obituaries

Obituaries

Gail Gae LYNES It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Gail Gae LYNES on July 11, 2010 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: armstrong@pafs.net. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250546-7237.

Ginger Dunkley Ginger passed away suddenly July 8, 2010, she is loved and missed by family & friends. Special thanks to her sisters Anne, Debra and Tracy for their act of kindness & love.

Happy journey to the other side, love your soul mate Robert

Obituaries

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May B. Raymond May Bertina Raymond, age 86 years, passed away at Noric House in Vernon, BC on July 5, 2010. Predeceased by husband Paul and son Joe. She is survived by daughter Pauline (Bryan) Stinn of Vernon, and two sons, Fred (Linda) of Edmonton, AB, Arthur of Grand Forks, BC. Seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Sister Bernice Lever, Bowen Island and brother Ron (Barb) Roth, Kelowna. Several nieces, nephews, and extended family. No service as requested by May with private cremation arranged by Vernon Funeral Home. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at Noric House who made May’s last days as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Donations may be made to Noric House in memory of May, 1400 Mission Rd., Vernon, BC V1T 9C3.

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GEROW, Jack Norman Jack passed away peacefully in Hospice House on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his loving family: Jackie Gerow, of Abbotsford, BC, three daughters: Melinda Jordan of Abbotsford, Susan (Ron) Burke of Abbotsford and Ellen (Ken) Lorentz of Lumby, eight grandchildren: Chad, Jamie, Jessica, Joshua, Jacqueline, Kelsey, Cory, and Nikki, four great grandchildren, two brothers, Herb and Ed, two sisters, Bertha Ericson, and Adeline Holland. He was predeceased by two sons, David and Barton, two granddaughters, Dawn-Marie Jordan and Stacey May Udell and ten siblings. The Memorial Service will be held at Swansea Point in Mara, BC on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Jack may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice House Society, 3506 - 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 250-542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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Cards of Thanks

EDWIN “SONNY” LOCKWOOD

APRIL 23, 1923-JULY 18, 2009

Your life was so special, so very rare. When we need you, you were always there. Never selfish, always kind. Treasured moments you left behind. You shared our lives, happiness and tears. Thanks you for all the wonderful years!

Missing you always, Love, Nell

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Thank You to all our family and their friends that helped to make our 60th Anniversary possible. Especially our children Barry Lorellei, Terry & Louise, Shauna & Otto, our grandchildren Meghan, Sara & Hayley.

One year down, a lifetime of missing you to go. Love your Grandbabies

It was a very special day.

Information

Information

Mel & Micki McDougal

Nixon Wenger • Morning Star Okanagan Indian Band

Head Start Coordinator

This full-time position is a program within the Early Childhood Education Centre at Snc’c’amala?tn. Under the supervision of the Director, the Head Start Coordinator is responsible for all aspects related to the Head Start Program and supervising the 3-5 year old daycare. Must have Early Childhood Education. Infant/Toddler and Special Needs certificate an asset. Must have Class 4 Licence or be willing to obtain for occasional driving of van. Experience in implementing parent programs and excellent people skills. Proposal and report writing, computer skills. Understanding of First Nations cultures and traditions. For a complete job description, please contact the Okanagan Indian Band. Please direct resumes to: Okanagan Indian Band 12420 Westside Road Vernon, BC V1H 2A4 Fax 250-542-4990 Email okibhr@okanagan.org Closing Date: July 23, 2010 at 12.00 noon • Position to commence at the end of August • $20.00/hour

Community Corner

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

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Vernon & District Animal Care Society Lost & Found Cat Registry

250-542-3980 LOST: #1098 - “Amy” - White with black/brown patches, sht. hair, 6 toes on front paws, young male. 20th St., nr. Harwood School & BX Race Track. Reward. #10102 - “Sierra” - Himalayan/ Persian, white/grey, blue eyes, long hair, declawed, sp. female. Cherry Lane, Middleton Mtn. above Kal Beach. Reward. #10103 - “Dewey” - Light grey, long hair, n. male, tattoo. 22nd Ave., Mission Hill area. Reward. #10106 - “Maggie” - Black, white bib/paws/tum. & on lip, long hair, small sp. female. 22nd St., nr. roundabout, E.Hill. Reward. #10107 - “Saphire” - Siamese, choc. point, blue eyes, sht. hair, sp. female. Corner of Aberdeen Rd. & Shamanski Rd. Reward. #10108 - “Feenix” - Grey tabby, dark stripes, tan bib, sp. female. Catt Ave., nr. Linea Crescent, Lumby. Reward. #10109 - “Beans” - White, green eyes, sht. hair, small sp. female, tattoo. 27th Ave., nr. Buy Low Foods. Reward. #10112 - “Poppy” - Black, white bib/paws/tum., sht. hair, n. male, tattoo, collar with keys. 25 Ave., nr. St. James Church. Reward.

FOUND: #10105 - Light grey, sht. hair, med. size, extra toes on front paws. 23rd St., Harwood area. June/10. #10110 - Grey with white around neck & on face, white paws & one white leg, white tum., pink nose, med. hair, male. 19th St. of P.V. Rd., E. Hill. July/10. #10111 - Siamese, choc. point, blue eyes, sht. hair, small young female. Rec. Centre area. July 14/10.

LOST: Gold bracelet with red stones. Phone 250-549-2711

Coming Events Churches Thrift Shop in Salmon Arm is having a Silent Auction, Book, Bike & Men’s sale. Thur.July 22, 10am-6pm. They will be selling hamburgers to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank. 461 Beatty Ave NW, Salmon Arm,behind A&W.

Information ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 IF you want to drink, that’’s your business. If you want to stop, that’’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933 WOULD the person who took my toonies, loonies & quarters from apt. 211 while I was moving do the right thing & return it under my door, 211, before July 31.

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2010 RENO AIR RACES & AIR SHOW Bus Tour Sept. 14-21 $679 (pp-double, no taxes) Contact Sun Fun Tours 1-877-7863860 or John Swallow 250260-1836 Vernon BC.

Service Writer, Licensed Technicians. GM Preferred Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Houston, B.C. Construction is underway on our new building with completion estimated early 2011. We accepting applications for the noted positions. Please forward resumes to: Sullivan Motor Products Attn: Service Manager PO Box 478 Houston, BC V0J1Z0

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Be fulfilled, be inspired and make a difference every day...in a job that matters. The following part-time position is available:

WELLNESS/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Become a part of the Y team that operates this state-of-the-art facility. H2O is Canada’s largest municipally owned indoor water park that features a 10,000 square foot fitness centre. The Y provides a dynamic work environment, competitive wage and facility membership.

THE COURSE INCLUDES

Intro to Health Care, & Philosophy & History of Continuing Care Communication Skills for the Health Care provider Techniques and Skills for Dementia Care - a Certificate Course Home Support U Assisted Living CPR Level C U InterRAI FoodSafe Clinical Experience - Intermediate Care, Extended Care, Community Care U Personal and Professional Development of the Caregiver U Job Search, Resume, Interview Skills U U U U U U U

This full-time, 24 week program consists of two integrated modules: Instructional/Classroom and Clinical. The clinical program is conducted in approved long-term care facilities and hospitals.

PROCARE INSTITUTE Call us for the next available start date

Childcare Available Former nanny looking for childcare in my home or yours, any hr.day,night, weekends. Exc ref. Barb (250)549-3455 HAILEY’S GARDEN Pre-Primary School is taking registrations for the upcoming 2010-2011 year. Our REGGIO INSPIRED program follows the BC Early Learning Framework, & offers fine arts education, project work, natural playground, organic alternative snacks, field trips & much more. This program is for young children 2-5yrs & will provide a comprehensive preschool education, as well as nurturing care while you are at work. Contact Director Susan Miller for an interview 250-549-3203. LICENSED Family Daycare is now open 24hrs, 7days/wk, all ages accepted, healthy snacks & drinks incl. Located across from Beairsto School. For more info call 250-309-6804 or 250-558-0540 LITTLE Seedlings Daycare in Armstrong has space available in infant toddler, 2.5-5yr old program & before & afterschool care, open full time for summer. For more info call Jennifer at 250-546-3600 Reliable, experienced Teenaged girl is available to Babysit anytime in Easthill area. (250)260-8997

at the H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our community please visit our website at: www.tolko. jobs and submit your resume by July 23, 2010.

PROCARE INSTITUTE has been in operation since 1987 and is an accredited institution, with Private Career Training Institute Agency (PCTIA), the official career body responsible for registering and accrediting all the private colleges in the province. Our curriculum exceeds the standard set by the Provincial Government. The benefits of ProCare training are: U Over 98% employment rate U Proven method of training U Instruction on site by experienced nurses U Small class sizes U Earn $18-$22 an hour after graduation U Convenient locations Requirements for the program are: U Grade 11, or have adult student status We require photo ID as proof of age for our adult students. U Medical clearance, TB test, Criminal Record Check

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Lost & Found LOST: 3yr old spayed female Callico cat, Sun.July 11. PV rd & North BX rd area. REWARD OFFERED! 250-308-8988, 250-306-8288.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking a Financial Accountant to join our team in Vernon, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We thank those submitting resumes, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Business Opportunities ADDITIONAL Income Needed??? Work from home, teach online, great income potential. www.greenlifereno.com ARE YOU TIRED of being a slave to your job? Are you looking for freedom? Would you like to earn extra income working from home? For a free evaluation go to www.123bossfree.com

HOME Based Franchise Opportunity The Community Events Magazine has openings in Princeton, Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Kelowna, Vernon & Salmon Arm. You can be part of a fastgrowing network of community based publications while earning a good income and building equity. Ideal for semi-retired or stay at home parents. P/T, F/T, protected territory, work with community groups, immediate cash flow, positive community acceptance and a proven program that can be done in as little as one to two weeks per month with July and December off. Call 1-877-7816607 for more info.

Career Opportunities

Intermediate Application Developer/Systems Analyst With over 220 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customers’ expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to provide exceptional customer service. We are seeking an Intermediate Application Developer/Systems Analyst with a focus on maintaining and developing software that is essential for the smooth operation of the Kal Tire enterprise. The role will initially be primarily focused on the maintenance and support of KINS (an OpenEdge Character, OpenEdge GUI and Progress database application). Additionally, new application development will be undertaken as enhanced system capability and/or new systems are required. A detailed job description and list of qualifications along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email careers@kaltire.com by August 31st, 2010.


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Business Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

NO MORE DAYCARE. Teach the Freedom Project and Earn a great income from home visit 123dare2dream.com

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available.

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Help Wanted

INTERIOR Heavy Equipment Operator School Train on fullsize Excavators, Dozers, Graders,Loaders. Includes safety tickets. Provincially certified instructors. Government accredited. Job placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

WAREHOUSEMAN/ DELIVERY TEAM For Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Enderby

We are seeking a responsible, energetic individual to work with our delivery team in our Enderby warehouse. Primary duties include inventory handling, customer pickups and deliveries. Must be fit and able to bend, lift, pull or push up to 150 lbs. and possess a valid drivers license with a clean driving abstract. Applicants MUST be customer driven. Compensation includes a benefits package. Please fax your resume to 250-838-2140 or email it in Word or PDF format to hr@afhsbc.com by July 21/10. Only those called for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted TORO’S PUB

SERVER/BARTENDER Permanent Part Time Must be flexible

Buy, Rent, Sell!

Apply in person with resume 1220 Kal Lake Road.

Sobeys in Golden, B.C. is hiring a Produce Manager. Min. 2 years produce exp. Please e-mail resume to cam.dawes@sobeys.com.

GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Permanent F/T & P/T. Apply in person with resume after 4pm to

3006-28TH Ave. Vernon

LOG TRUCK DRIVERS needed in the Okanagan & Merritt areas.Must have super-b and/or log hauling experience. Please fax resume with current abstract: 250-545-2195,or email kmc-gerry@uniserve.net

Education/Trade Schools CLASS 1-2-3-4-5-7 DRIVER TRAINING

Heavy Equipment Operator Training Financial Aid Available

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Call toll free 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com Are you a Small Business Owner with 50 or less employees? Would you like to increase your competitive advantage internationally? Have you recently introduced new technology into your place of business , Are you wanting to increase staff productivity and customer satisfaction? Funding is currently available to assist eligible small businesses in these and other. If you answered yes to any of these questions and are interested in further information please call: 604-552-9711 ext.332

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FULL TIME EXPERIENCED COOK & BREAKFAST COOK POSITIONS AVAILABLE.

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HAIRSTYLISTS

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS?

Drop off resume to: Pleasant Valley Fruits 7885 Hwy 97A, Vernon

• Full & Part-time positions • Excellent Commission Package • Dental, Drug, Vision and Extended Health Benefits • Promotion Opportunities • Advanced Education

Must have food safe, cashier experience, some fruit sales experience, friendly outgoing personality.

Fax resume to 250-545-6731 or email to: kamcut@telus.net

ATTN: 33 Overweight People needed. We pay you for pounds you lose on our program. 1-877-677-9891 (Dawn) C-Lovers Fish & Chips is now hiring P/T cooks. Open availability. Drop off resumes to 2501-53rd Ave Vernon or c-lovers@shaw.ca

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• CareerBuilder.com listed financial advisors as the 6th fastest growing occupation • Money magazine and Salary.com named the career as the 9th best for young people and 4th best for those over 50.

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Competitive Wages, Dental & Health Care Benefit Plan, Travel Discounts and Other fun perks. Resume to Bob Dykes Executive Chef Best Western Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre 3914 32nd Street, Vernon, BC

We are now accepting resumes for experienced Housekeepers. We offer a competitive starting wage of $12 per hour as well as a benefit package in a fun and friendly work environment. Please apply at

Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, Estate Administrator at 250-503-5300 today to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon, Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9A2

Laurie Reiter #200 - 2899 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8G1 laurie.reiter@investorsgroup.com

Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Phoenix Steakhouse and Lounge requires

LINE COOKS & DISHWASHERS Part-time & full-time.

Please apply in person from 2:00 - 4:00pm Monday - Friday at 3117 - 30th Ave. Vernon No phone calls please.

SERVICE WRITER REQUIRED! Banner Recreation Products, Vernon is looking for an energetic full time Service Writer to join their team. This candidate must enjoy power sports and have power sports experience. Competitive pay plan, complete with profit sharing potential, benefits. Please send resumes to #3, 3001 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC. Or Email: bannister@bannerec.com Attention Derek Bannister

SALESPERSON REQUIRED! Banner Recreation Products, Vernon is looking for an energetic full time Salesperson to join their team. This candidate must enjoy power sports and have power sports & sales experience. Competitive pay plan, complete with profit sharing potential, benefits. Please send resumes to #3, 3001 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC. Or Email: bannister@bannerec.com Attention Derek Bannister

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Pacific Truck & Equipment Inc. in Houston, BC requires the following: Commercial transport mechanics with diesel engine Cat Cummins experience and preference given to Cummins Certification. The successful applicant will be responsible for repair and maintenance of mainly logging trucks and trailers. Applicant should be experienced with Cat, Cummins and general diesel engines. A benefits package is offered after 90 days. Please submit resume with references in person, by mail by fax or email to: Pacific Truck & Equipment Inc. 3377 13th Street, Box 320, Houston BC V0J 1Z0 gbcltd@telus.net Fax: 250-845-0094

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LOTTO BOOTH CLERK Must be 19 years or older and available for day or evening shifts. Please apply in person to the Lotto Booth in Sneakers Pub. No experience necessary, we will train.

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Tel: 250-542-5353 Fax: 250-542-7273 Toll-free: 1-800-243-5353 4th Floor, 3201 30th Ave.,Vernon, BC V1T 2C6 www.nixonwenger.com

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We Believe in You. Practical Nursing Resident Care Attendant Medical Office Legal Secretary Early Childhood Education Business Community Support Worker - Social Services / Assisted Living

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK

Come and Join Our Dynamic Care Team! We are taking applications for a dual-role casual position. North Okanagan Hospice Society offers quality, holistic care to the dying and their loved ones in a home-like environment. As Housekeeper you are responsible for maintaining a clean and attractive environment in a gentle manner which respects the privacy & dignity of clients. As Cook you are responsible for all aspects of the food service program for residents of Hospice House. In food preparation and service, the cook works corroboratively with care staff and volunteers. Please visit our website to learn more about us: www.nohs.ca

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To join our team, please provide us with your resumé, including a short description of your philosophy of care for those facing the end of life Qualifications: Custodial Worker Training and/or experience. Culinary Arts Training and experience. Attention: Elsie Swartz, Care Team Leader Address: 3506 -27th Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1S4 Fax: 250.503.1879 Email: elsie@nohs.ca


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Help Wanted KING’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is accepting resumés for a part-time

FRENCH POSITION. Mail to 350-B 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 or email info@kingschristian school.com

IF you have 5-50+ lbs to lose ... We have a career for you! Call 1-877-737-DIET or dietmagicresults@shaw.ca

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AVTAR S. LIT. General farm labour required in Vernon. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. July-Oct. $9.14/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. Please reply to Box #27 C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th ave, Vernon BC. V1T 1P5.

FRAMING Carpenter with min. 2 or 3yrs exp. on framing crew. Must have own transportation & hand tools. Fax resume to 250-542-9947 or email: debrick@shaw.ca Full-time live-in caregiver in private home in Vernon for Senior w/disabilities, private accommodations provided, room & board neg. Salary $8.00/hr. Secondary school or equivalent, 1yr or more F/T exp. during the past 3yrs. reg household duties, operate a tractor w/snow plow, care for horses & gardening. Email:applebee@telus.net Full time & part time cleaners required for post-construction, residential & commercial. Email resumes to cleaningcompany@shaw.ca 250-938-2180 Harmony Beads and Crystals is looking for pt retail help Tues, Wed and Saturdays. Knowledge of crystals, semi precious stones and beading an asset. Pls send resume to harmonybeads@shaw.ca Jim’s Place req. FT Cook w/exp. & Frontend Customer Service People $10-$14/hr. Apply w/resume 1600 32nd St. After 3pm. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca Local business requires experienced Window Installer. Please send resume to creative1932@live.ca

Dozer & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. call Edson 1-(780)723-5051

Trades, Technical Trades, Technical 4460348 Vernon Regional Transit operated by FirstCanada ULC is now accepting applications for the position of

FULL TIME MECHANIC Commercial Transport Mechanical Repair Certification preferred; Motor Vehicle Inspectors Certificate, light truck mechanical repair experience, Drivers; license Abstract, required. Reply: email: address: Phone: Fax:

vernontransit@shawcable.com 4210 - 24th Ave., Vernon, BC 250-545-7286 250-542-4493

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Full Time & Part Time Positions available in our Packaging Department Must be able to perform: • - Efficiently in a fastpaced environment. • - Physically demanding tasks. • - Repetitive tasks. You must be reliable! Training provided. Please fax resume to: 250-260-3402 Your interest in the position is appreciated, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. LOCAL Restoration Company seeking Content/Structure/Industrial Cleaners. Must have valid BC Drivers license, work well in a team and on your own, be available for full-time as well as overtime and on-call hours. Experience an asset. Please submit resume to sarahm@okrestore.com, by fax @ 250-542-5814 or Reply to Box #10, C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 1P5. We thank all applicants but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Log Builder required, min. 3yrs exp. Wages are dependent on experience and craftsmanship. Fax resumes to 250-838-7436 or email: sales@canadianloghouse.com

Help Wanted JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM If you are looking for a career in a fast-paced industry where you will use your talents to coach a team to deliver “WOW” service; if you are dynamic, responsible and want to succeed, don’t miss this unique opportunity to join our team. Boston Pizza - Terrace is seeking highly motivated, individuals for kitchen management. Must have a solid understanding of food and labour controls and a desire to meet these challenges. Duties will include purchasing, inventory control, receiving, preparation of all foodstuffs, staffing and scheduling of all kitchen and the on-going training, supervision and development of the kitchen staff. Please fax or email your resume with cover letter to: drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Fax: 250-638-8409

PAULS ORCHARD LTD. General farm labour required in Vernon. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. July-Oct. $9.14/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. Please reply to Box #20 C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th ave, Vernon BC. V1T 1P5.

Classifieds Work! PRODUCTION LINE workers wanted. Our manufacturing plant in Salmon Arm is ramping up. Excellent opportunity for entry level/ experienced workers with opportunities for advancement. Qualified candidates will be required to work in a fast paced team oriented environment. Flexible to work day/evening/night shifts. Reliable transportation a must. Pay rate commensurate with experience. Email your resume to: info@lakesidepackaging.net Required person experienced in Dietrich’s Software. Must speak German. Also some experience in log & timber construction. Fax to 250-8387436 or email: sales@canadianloghouse.com

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THE NECHAKO GROUP OF COMPANIES is accepting applications for full time Senior Road Foreman positions in the Terrace and Smithers areas. These positions are responsible for knowing the maintenance specifications and safety standards as they apply to road Maintenance, and for providing leadership to ensure that all work is carried out in a safe manner to meet or exceed these standards. Qualifications: Grade 12 and some formal training in Supervision or Management; Valid BC Driver’s Licence (min. Class 3 with air); Extensive knowledge of the road and bridge maintenance industry; 2 years supervisory experience managing work programs and resource allocation; Ability to demonstrate very good judgment. Please email or fax resume: 250-638-8409

WASH Person, responsible for washing commercial trucks & trailers. Mon-Fri. Must be able to work outside in all kinds of weather. Valid Drivers License. Part-time Saturdays only for students. No exp. necessary, training provided. Fax resume 250-546-0600

drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

The Self Employment Program may help you start your own business. Unemployed people can call NOEES at 250-545-0585 or emailpatricia@noees.com for information. El eligibility criteria will apply. Funded in whole or part through the Canada- British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement. Vernon Business requires Office Assistant, must be organized, efficient & have excellent computer & telephone skills, web & graphic design experience req. Please submit resume with cover letter & references to Box #2 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5. WANTED! Owner-Operator to pull Super B’s across Canada. Paid revenue, tarping, picks, drops, fuel surcharge. Call Ed @West Line (250)832-2010 or 1-800-665-0591 email: ed@sunwave.net

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Delivering the newspaper is a great form of exercise. What better way to burn calories, enjoy the outdoors, and make a bit of extra cash. Okanagan Indian Band

Training & Employment Facilitator Deadline: JULY 22nd, 2010 Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Employment and Training Facilitator’s main responsibility are to provide, counselling, and employment and training information to First Nation clients. He/she will assist in employment search and career planning. He/she will also provide information to employers regarding human resource and employment issues. Qualifications: • Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent and a minimum 3 years experience on a related field (case or program management or counselling) • Post Secondary education preferred and a minimum of 3 years experience on a related field (case or program management or counseling). • Employment Counseling Certification preferred. • Relevant combination of education and related experience and knowledge will also be considered. Other Qualifications, knowledge and skills: • Aboriginal descent, prefer a member of Okanagan Indian Band • Ability to research labour market information an asset • Knowledge of Employment Insurance policies and guidelines an asset • Database management (Contact IV preferred) an asset • Problem solving skills • Able to work within a team environment • Ability to work with minimum supervision • Excellent communication skills both oral and written • Knowledge of the Aboriginal community, culture and politics • Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness A competitve salary is offered. Interested applicants should apply no later then 12:00 noon, on Thursday July 22nd, 2010 with a resume including a covering letter and three refernces to: Kevin Ned/Education Manager Okanagan Indian Band 12420 Westside Rd. Vernon, BC V1H-2A4 Ph (250) 542-4328 Fax (250) 542-4990 kevin.ned@okanagan.org

Consider being an independent adult carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood.

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

contact Donna 250-550-7901 COLDSTREAM RT 223 - Palfrey Dr. West & Upper Summit Available now ARMSTRONG RT 517 - Lockhart Cres. & Hope Dr. Available June 18 RT 516 - Lockhart Dr. & Sidney Cres. Available Now

ENDERBY RT 910 - Northern Ave. & Northern Cres. Available Now LOWER EAST HILL RT 72 - Pleasant Valley Rd. & 39 Ave. Available Aug. 1 MISSION HILL RT 16 - 17 Ave. & 39 St. Available ASAP

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services HOTEL HOUSEKEEPING positions available immediately. Super 8 - 4204 32nd St. Vernon.

We are looking for Manager Trainee positions at our Subway store located within the Summerland Mac’s Convenience Stores. Applicants should have prior management experience in retail or food service. We offer: D Starting wage $32K/year D 6 to 8 weeks of training D Competitive salary D Benefits D Bonus program D Paid vacation D Opportunities for advancement D Fun work environment 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

Work Wanted

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

Ken - 250-558-0102 35YRS EXP. Plumbing, carpentry, electrical, reno’s, & moldings. Wilf 250-938-9392. A1 Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP, MOVING. Paul (250)550-4256 EXPERIENCED pianist & vocalist available for special occasions, weddings, funeral services, etc. References provided on request. Leah Lichti (250)804-0603 (250)517-7836 Full size pick up avail. $15/hr or by the job, anything anytime 7am-9pm 7days 250-558-0796 HANDYMEN SERVICES Home, Mechanical, & Lawnmower repairs (Small engines) Reno’s, Window cleaning, pressure washing, ODD Jobs, dump runs. 250-550-9099 Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Call (250)307-0683

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We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

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Call Rob 250-542-1127 - Infrared Asphalt Repair - Line Marking - Crack Sealing -

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PAINTING

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- Decorative Concrete Specialists - Concrete Staining & Engraving - Trowel & Stamp Overlays - Epoxy Floors & Much More!

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

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window cleaning Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson

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CONTACT CLASSIFIED

back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub and brush removal driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â&#x20AC;˘ Email: gordiek@telus.net â&#x20AC;˘ Cell: 250-308-7373

DEPARTMENT

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Countertops

Home Improvements

Sheet Metal

CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM

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

JOURNEYMAN Sheet Metal Mechanic with 30 years on the job available to design and install your Heating and Air Conditioning systems. Licensed, bonded and a certified Gas contractor as well. Please call Dave @ 250 864 6266 or email me at route97_enter@hotmail.com

Financial Services

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping Bookkeeper available, 6yrs exp. in accounting office, will do monthly books for small business & personal with monthly financial statements Phone Pat 250-549-6745 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 prof.books@hotmail.com

Cleaning Services HOUSE CLEANING Laundry Service. For info call 250-803-6937

and more

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

Landscaping

SCREENED TOP SOIL

A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in reroofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guaranteed Work. WCB, BBB. Gary 250-899-3999.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

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

Misc Services

Classified Ads Work! Fencing CEDAR FENCE PANELS, 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong POST POUNDING & Fence Building. No Transport Fee. Free Estimate. 250.308.5403.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations CARPET, VINYL, LAMINATE INSTALLATIONS. Call 250558-1194 or 250-241-0627

Handypersons Odd Jobs Guy - Need help with home repairs? 30 years experience: painting, drywall, electrical, decks, fences, plumbing, carpentry, cleanup. Call Jim at 250-275-7743.

$

or 250-542-9394

Landscaping

TOPSOIL

LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS WE LOAD PICKUPS, TRAILERS, ETC.

Tree Services 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

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

Give new looks to family owned jewels!

#106 - 3334 30th Ave. Vernon, BC

545-7997

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

Check Classifieds! Pest Control GOT ANTS ? SPIDERS ? WASPS ? ✶ Low rates ✶ BC Licensed Technician ✶ Environmentally friendly Lake Country Pest Control

Call (250)808-3552

Roofing & Skylights

Landscaping

Phone 542-7203

www.vernonanimalcare.com

2-1YR old Sheperd/Bernese pups, very intelligent, have to move. $250/ea. 250-503-4794. 4 Pom. Maltese Papion X puppies, non-shedding, vet checked, dewormed, 1st shot, toy size, $400 & $425. 250546-6019

2250/yard C.O.D. 250-558-8822

Small Excavator. Trenching, digging & brush cleaning. No transport fee. 250.308.5403.

ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

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

Bicaso puppies, ready after Aug 8th, shots, dewormed, reg Purebred,Bishon/Lhasa Apso. $550. Evenings 250-832-6078. BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class Aug 12. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Bordercollie pups, 11wks, received 1st shots & well established in house training & “sit, come, stay” commands. Well socialized to kids, cats & horses. Calm & intelligent. Make great biking, running companion. $300. 250-558-9545, 250545-9546. CKC reg. w/ped. American Cocker Spaniel pups, $600. (250)549-7138 CKC Reg yellow & black Lab pups, 1st shots, 3-male, ready now, $800. 250-308-8138 GERMAN SHORT Hair Pointer pups CKC reg. Micro Chips & shots. 250-542-1709 $1000 Golden Doodles, ready to go, absolutely gorgeous, 9wks old, 3-males, 7-females, vetchecked, shots, dewormed, $1000. 250-838-9739 Enderby GREAT Dane Pups, 1st shots, & dewormed. Ready to go now. $700. 250-546-4098 Maltese/Malti-poo cross Pom puppies 10 weeks, shots etc $500 250-672-0375 Moving! Need a good home for 2 German Shepherd puppies, 6mos. old, $350ea. 250306-2858 REG.Purebred Labrador pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tattooed, blk & yellow, $1000. Ready Aug. 22. 250-547-9255. 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.

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

Excavating & Drainage

Pets

1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, $5/each (250)547-6334 Good horseman mix, 1st cut, no rain or chemicals, $5.50. (250)546-0440 leave msg. Hay: 1200 lb. Round Bales: $60 per bale Al Moore – 250309-1367 HAY for sale (250)545-1817 Hay for sale, $5.50 bale, (250)308-8546 Alex *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Livestock Reg.Quarterhorse Palomino mare, 9yrs old, 15 1/2h. Sire: Nicola Pine Dam: Darids Sunny. 250-545-9546. VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC

Pets

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

542.7520

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

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

OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL

Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191

4620-23rd Street

www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

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 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND

NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL

Pets

Firearms

We are moving & cannot take our dog with us; Shepherd/ Lab Cross, 5yrs, male, loyal watchdog, to give away into loving home. 250-545-3936 WEIMARANER PUPPY. CKC reg. Microchip shots. 250542-1709 $1300

WEBER & MARKIN, The Friendly & Competent Gunshop, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 Fridge, white, good cond $125. Stove, almond $9/0. 250-540-8277. GE PORTABLE d/w - used 2 years. PD $750. Asking $400. 2 years warranty left. GE gas range - used 11 months. PD $1400. Asking $800 Open to offers. All in excellent condition. 250-546-6025 info/photos Hi. It’s Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer. $250. Dryer. $100. 250549-3781. Moving sale! Must sell! Kenmore W/D $300. 250-5409593, 250-545-5728 msg Regency wood stove, 6” dbl wall pipe, rarely used, excellent cond. $900. 250-558-1812

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 8am to 7pm

NOW OPEN

2 BITE CHERRIES READY

5011 Bella Vista Rd. 545-0105

KUBOTA BX24 tractor, loader backhoe roto tiller 3.pt hitch 110hrs.like.new.$16,750. 250470-7421

BLACK CURRANTS Available now, U-Pick only. Phone before you come. (250)542-1032 Organic Gardens. 6721 Buchanan Rd. Blueberry Hill. Organic Blueberry Sales. U-Pick $2.50/lb & Ready Picked $4.00/lb. 4886 South Grandview Flats, Armstrong. 250-546-4099. BURKE’S ORDER blueberries 20lbs/$43 10lbs/$22, strawberries; 15lb/ $33.75, raspberries 10lbs/$32, blackberries 10lbs/$35. Apricots, Lapin cherries bulk $2/lb. Peas $2.25/lb. green beens $2/lb. pickling cuc’s $1.25/lb. bunch carrots & beats. (250)545-2093 CHERRIES U-PICK / WE-PICK (250)938-3587, 250-938-3586 HOA MAI BERRY FARM RASPBERRIES for sale, picked in flats,new fill, high quality,pesticide free. 250-5495054.Cell 250-938-4688. 6584 Old Kamloops Rd,Vernon. Raspberries u-pick $1.50/lb, we pick $3.00/lb 1536 Hoffman Rd. Armstrong, (250)5463812 U-pick Cherries, $1/lb, Bring your own containers. 6298 Reimer Rd. BX.(250)545-1780 U-PICK RASPBERRIES & CHERRIES Bright Angel Farm 6896 Herry Rd. Open at 8AM! (250)5585552 U PICK Raspberries No Spray/ Thornless $1.50 lb. Open 7 am to dusk 7 days week. Kids welcome, please leave pets at home. No appt necessary. 4990 N Grandview Flats, 5 min North of O’keefe Ranch. Look for the signs! Call 250-546-8815

Livestock

Livestock

Auctions Churches Thrift Shop in Salmon Arm is having a Silent Auction, Book, Bike & Men’s sale. Thur.July 22, 10am-6pm. They will be selling hamburgers to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank. 461 Beatty Ave NW, Salmon Arm,behind A&W.

Building Supplies Dbl pain windows wood case. 32x36 & 36x72 fixed, 32x42 & 42x48 vented. 250-308-6951. 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. Sheet metal roofing (red) 13-pcs 13’5”, 10-pcs 16’10”, 40’ Gabel facia. 250-308-6951

Farm Equipment 1-AERWAY Aerator 10’ trailer type, late model, $7500. (250)546-3630

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

DEADLINE

2 PM Wednesday

Deadlines could change on long week-ends/ stat holidays

3 lines or less (Approx 10-15 words) Include: Date, Time & Address

$

15.00 + HST

Includes 2 Garage Sales Signs “Please take Garage Sale Signs down immediately after Sale ends”

250-938-0868

Computer Services

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.

Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

542-8620

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


B24 Sunday, July 18, 2010 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Firewood/Fuel

Furniture

Furniture

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Firewood For Sale We have different species. pine, fir, larch, birch, or apple. delivery avail. 250-260-7932. Logging truck loads of birch. Call (250)838-7709

QUEEN size memory foam mattress. Brand New! Retail $1400 sell $495 250-550-6647

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! Brand new microfibre love seat, cocoa colour $180. (250)545-8597

Designer Norwalk 2 couch set, large semi-circular, cream fabric, beautiful cond, paid $12,000 new, Asking $600. 250-503-2227. Double bed & boxspring mattress $250 like new (778)4753212 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Moving must sell. Nice corner desk w/hutch, like new, $225 obo(250)832-5910. 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

Authentic Indian masks with papers $800 firm. (250)5421051 Bassinette $65. JAMO 3way tower speakers $100. 250542-2550. BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Several home shop power tools, 1 David Clark head set.$60 250-260-1816 evenings. *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 Wood pellet furnace,70,000 BTU. $500. 250-260-1816 evenings. XBox 360 Turtle Beach headset takes 4-AAA batteries c/w AA & AAA battery charger. $130. 250-542-5895.

Furniture

Unwanted Vehicles All metals.

We pay + pick-up Any size any amount Delivered to our yard up to $10000 Complete property clean up.

250-540-4815 Scrapit Metals

Shop on line: www.briteland.com Awarded “Business of the Year”

Farm & Garden Mon - Sat. 8:30am - 5:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY

250-545-3420

TIME RELEASE 25-4-10 Custom Blend Fertilizer Long term feeding, lawn & garden care

BARK MULCH

FIR

OR

CEDAR

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

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

250-260-0110

TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”

BLUE TARPS

10X8 weave (Medium Duty)

STARTING AT 2.57 $

WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)

STARTING AT $4.09

BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

STARTING AT 6.19 $

FOAM SHOP MATTRESS REPLACEMENTS SINGLE TO KING SIZE

2” TO 6” THICK - CUSTOM CUT OR CUSTOM ORDER MEMORY FOAM TOPPER PADS - 3LB & 5LB DENSITY SINGLE TO KING SIZE - 2” & 3” THICK

CUSHION REPLACEMENTS TORN OR TATTERED? SOFAS, CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, SNOWMOBILES SEATS, TRACTORS

YOU NEED IT - WE WILL CUT IT!

CAMPING FOAM,MEIDCAL WEDGES & BOLSTERS, PILLOWS

“ A CUT ABOVE THE REST” 3325 31ST AVE • VERNON • 545-9820 • 1-800-663-2887

Garden Equipment Honda lawntractor $500, free p/up dead garden/lawn equipment. (250)260-5819

Heavy Duty Machinery

email: lakecityprinters@telus.net

www.lakecityprinters.com

1981 Thomas T 173 Skidsteer Loader, c/w backhoe attachment & bucket, approx 5000 hrs, runs good, must sell, $5900 obo. 250-765-0136 or 250-469-0146 1997 Cat 307 Excavator, thumb, blade, 2-buckets, 6’cleaning rake, quick change, Mitsubishi engine, $31,000. Richard 250-547-6566. 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.

Medical Supplies New & Used Mobility Scooters, power chairs, lift chairs, walkers, Shoprider Dealer 250-542-3745 www.okmobilityscootersplus.com

Misc. for Sale

Six 8’ X 20’ Steel

SHIPPING CONTAINERS Available for $4,000 each.

Call 250-550-6699 110volt Sears clothes dryer, $75. 250-545-2037 2n1 Elliptical strider w/seat $125. Sony 5disc CD player $85. 250-542-2550. 2-toilets, bone, little use $40/ea. Interior door slabs $5/ea. Misc reno items also. 250-540-8277. 2yr old, queen Serta mattress, The Brick Twilight collection called solace $300 (250)2601865 3 wheeler, pink & purple for young girl, $15 obo. 250-2750995 4 Drawer Metal Filing cabinet, 18x28x51, new cond $110 (250)546-2520 5 drawer youth bed w/headboard, mattress, $275 (250)503-0001 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

Commercial/ Industrial Property

BRAND NEW

8’x20’ Steel Shipping Containers $3500 call (250)549-2255 CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. Coleman generator 6250 max, 16”Delta scroll saw, 10”Rona mitre saw, Honda tiller F501, King benchtop grinder, 14”Delta cut off saw, 20”Yard Machine mower 3.5HP., Elmira Wood Heater. Ph. 250-5479875 or view Lumby Farmers Market-July 17. Corner computer desk $20 250-503-0001 Double hide-a-bed, fall colors $75, electric organ w/bench $150 obo. (250)838-2662 Do you need LARGE amounts of free fill? 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. Elliptical trainer $125. Solid oak wall ent.unit 72”x72”, drawers, shelves, fits 27” TV $200. Single Ikea Pine loft bed $200. All OBO. 250-546-8816. Evenflo 3-position easy clean highchair, great for boy or girl, new cond $50. 250-260-8997 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Summer Blowout on Demo’s starting at $549. FREE SH/Setup. Kel 1-888-239-9999 www.SOLARUSsauna.com FOR RENT 12’ DUMP TRAILER 250-546-6022, 250-308-9250 Free to give away; a natural gas bbq but needs burner. (250)546-8957 Honda 1.5” fire pump w/20’ suction hose, 250’ fire hose with nozzle, new, $1000 obo. (250)838-2662 IKEA bed $100 obo, Rival meat slicer $75 obo. Set of golf clubs $45 obo. (250)5584793 Large collection of 100+ records @ $2/ea. Computer armoire $250. 250-503-1793. ONE electric lift chair, $365. Enderby 250-838-6653 Pint canning jars $4/dozen, 2L wine bottler $2-$3 ea, Bag of beads $5 (250)542-8998 POOL TABLES & Access., Sales & Service - New Cloth, Rubber, Moving, Install. 17 yrs. exp. See us for DARTS! Vernon store 250-542-2054 OkanaganPoolTables.com

Commercial/ Industrial Property

OWNER’S RETIRING COMMERCIAL & LIGHT INDUSTRIAL SPACE FOR SALE OR LEASE TO OWN!

BEST DEAL IN TOWN! For full details CALL 250-542-1722 100 Kalamalka Lake Road For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

BEST DEAL IN THE OKANAGAN

2-Small(1000+sqft) starter/retirement/investment homes on 60’X120’ city lots side by side. Premium future commercial location. City water/sewer/gas heat, both completely professional reno’s including new kitchens & baths. Walking distance to all amenities. Easily rented for $1000/mo. each. These are not fixer-uppers, the work has been done.

IMMEDIATE POSSESSION POSSIBLE! Priced at $137,000 each, firm cash price. No owner financing Buyers must be pre-approved. Call 250-549-0122

Misc. Wanted PONDEROSA PINE (beetle kill) timbers wanted Must be dry Require 8” x 8” shorts to max 10’ email or phone for info. Ph 250-828-0717 C-250571- 9400 e-trekml@telus.net 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: GRAZING pasture in North Okanagan for ponies. Call 250-503-0614.

Apt/Condos for Sale

For Sale By Owner

CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS

PARADISE RETREAT

• Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801

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

11090 Hare Rd.

• Very desirable .95 acre property for the discerning buyer • Views of OK Lake, privacy, park-like grounds, boat launch near by • Nestled among orchards, wineries & distinctive homes • 2206 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 3 bath • For Dad - 2100 sq. ft. workshop, insulated, wired, heated

$749,900 PHONE 250-215-6722 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92667 for pics & info

Business for Sale AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! Herbal Magic Franchise Opp. positive returns, solid business. Dave Bissell Royal Lepage Downtown. (250)545-5371

POSSIBLE SUB-DIVIDE TO 2 LOTS

For Sale By Owner 721 Stanley Avenue

PRICED TO SELL 3922 15 Crescent • Great location & city views, family area • Private lush backyard, 5 fruit trees • Home tastefully updated, just move right in • 1993 sq ft., 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, new plumbing & electrical • Steps to school & park

Musical Instruments Heinzman piano,ex sound, looking for home(FREE).In Vernon. 1-250-493-9104. Piano in good condition, $300 obo. (250)550-4755

• 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

$405,000 PHONE 250-838-7467 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92668 for pics & info

$349,900 PHONE 250-260-1967 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92671 for pics & info

Sporting Goods SKS’s, CZ-858’s, GLOCKs, Quality used firearms Sell & Buy, Repairs, Bluing, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel 250-762-7575,T-S 10-6 Stationery exercise bike. “fitness Personal Trainer S. Mag 315R.” has pulse, cal counter etc. $175.00 OBO 250-5031920.

PRIVATE & QUIET LOCATION

2.7 BEAUTIFUL ACRES

$300 & Under BI-VACCUUM. Powerful w/ hose & tools. $299. No tax. (250)762-3468

Garage Sales

1014 Mabel Lake Road

MOVING Sale. July 6-July 25. #21 Holiday Park, 2727 Lakeshore Rd. Vernon. ALL household items for sale. Everything must go! 250-558-1609 Ok-Landing:4217-A 25th Ave. Sat. July 24, 1pm-4pm. & Sun. July 25, 9am-4pm. Misc. items- all offers considered.

• Park-like grounds, awesome garden • Lots of parking, garage, large patio • 10 mins. to Enderby - 20 mins. Mabel Lake - 1 km store/school • 2200 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath rancher, 2 F/P • Full daylight level entry bsmt.

104 Birch Crescent • 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

$279,900 PHONE 250-838-0768 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92670 for pics & info

$399,900 PHONE 250-838-7412 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92672 for pics & info

Acreage for Sale 13.9 Treed acres, Edgewood, minutes to lakes. Finance avail $99,000. 250-269-7492 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250-547-6932.

Apt/Condos for Sale

OK CENTRE

Apt/Condos for Sale

FACING FORECLOSURE Wholesale BLOWOUT Pricing! *only on selected O’KEEFE2 units Make an Offer: UNDER $200,000/UNIT if purchasing more than 1 unit New 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condos w/underground parking in VERNON, BC O’KEEFE2 Team at Century21 Vernon, 1-877-509-9009, www.okeefe2.com

Calling All Renters! • It’s a buyers market • Best time to buy in years • Historically low interest interest rates • Total payments from $940 per month • Rent-to-own options available

Houses For Sale

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

Completely renovated one and two bedroom condos

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258

now selling!

from

139,900

$ — SHOW SUITE OPEN DAILY —

Available now. 4-bdrm townhouse. Avoid HST, price negotiable. (250)542-0060 MUST SEE! Cottage for sale, Native leased land, level lot, next to Parker’s Cove, $220,000 250-864-4480 NO PAD RENT, $229,000, own your own land, bright, clean, open 3bdrm mobile, central air, close to amenities & beach. 250-306-7698 OPEN CONCEPT home with large deck overlooking Lake Okanagan. 3,000sq ft 5 bdrm, 3 bath, fireplace, hardwood/ tile, Double garage. 250-9383324

URBAN POINTE CONDOMINIUMS 3800 28A Street, Vernon, BC

Call 250-307-5522 for an appointment to view

BRAND NEW HOMES

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

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

Full Duplex 2bdrm each reno’d currently rented at $1700. offers considered. 250-503-1926


Sunday, July 18, 2010 - The Morning Star B25

Houses For Sale

$

Houses For Sale

399,900

Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.

250-558-4795 Check Classifieds!

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

250-558-0373 www.PropertyGuys.com

WHAT’S MY HOME WORTH? Free, quick over the

net home evaluations.

www.OkanaganHomeEvaluations.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon 250-549-7258

******* 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

Houses For Sale COLDSTREAM Gorgeous 5 acre estate, near riding club. $769,000. 10402 Middleton Drive. 250-542-1063. OPEN HOUSE Sun.July18 2pm-4pm Distress Sales/ Foreclosure Properties Free Computerized Printout, 250-307-4825 Stuart Spanier Re/Max Vernon East Hill,5bed, 3bath executive rancher, 3 car garage, 3900sq.ft. 2bdrm suite, $529,000. By appt. only call 250-308-9207 OWNER FINANCING Beautiful brand new 4000sf home, owner carries at 4.6% Min. $20,000 down. 250-307-2558 Rancher- 2bdrm up & 1bdrm suite, duplex lot, RV prkg, new renovated; electrical, plumbing, furnace, h/w tank, asking $274,900. 250-542-7806

882 Mt. Grady Road WOW! CHECK THIS OUT! MUST SEE!

Recreational

FIRST TIME BUYERS

www.StopRentRobbery.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Vernon, 1-877-509-9009

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

$

• New Brazilian walnut flooring • Designer paint colours and lower carpet • Beautiful Rancher - fully finished

449,900

250-542-3245

8405 Postill Postill Drive

• Great Coldstream location • Features new windows & siding • Very well maintained • Private decks in the backyard

$429,000

MLS®10011089

Call Gerry Boyce 250-545-5371

RV Sites SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT - SPECIAL UNTIL JULY 20 ONLY! Since you missed saving the HST, we’ll cover it for you on your purchase of a fully serviced RV Lot at this beautiful resort in the pristine North Okanagan, 22km E. of Enderby & 12km from Mabel Lake. Well treed, large lots w/many amenities for as little as $69,900, on the Shuswap River. Call Doug at 250-838-6261 or visit us at www.shuswapfalls.com

Townhouses

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

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Selling the folks home. Townhouse, 2bds, 2bth up. 1bd & 1bth down. finished bmsn’t. bay window in dr. fenced yard. Pristine cond. great location. $259,900. 250-545-0117, 250309-2249

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

250-542-1701

BRAND NEW 1 & 2 bdrm units, 6 appls, U/G parking & many amenities. Great views. Seniors only. Call…

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1-bdrm, newly renovated, quiet location, level private entry, near Schubert Center & bus route. Rent incl hot water, cable, parking, F/S, N/S, 50+, $620. Call (250)309-3763

1BD, priv lakeview deck, NS, NP, insuite lndry, $800 all incl. Sept 1-May 1. 250-808-2123

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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 1 bdrm + den 1 bath apt with job $1000/month 2504 43rd Street includes elec FR ST DW CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at

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Apt/Condo for Rent

MORRIS MANOR

1 Bachelor, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom corner suite available. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call

250-542-8989

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

250-549-2770 1-bdrm, nice bright newly reno’d, new paint, tiles, laminate floor, f/s, a/c, storage, 2.floor balcony, laundry onsite, downtown, close to all amenities, n/s, n/p, $700/mo + hydro & cable, water included. Ready to move in. 250-308-1132 1bdrm, suitable for single NP/NS, near Kin Beach, lakeview, avail now. 250-542-1722 2bdrm 1.5bath 5app. bella vista 1150sf reno’d,ns, cat, $1100 avail. imm. 250-938-1540 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, 2-bath, 1000sqft, Avail Sept 1, furnished, incl util, np, ns, Emerald Point Winfield (780)951-0949 2bdrm, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $850, RR 250-549-0440, 250-307-7117 2BDRM, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $850/mo. R.R. 250-804-6854. 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. Recent upgrades include laminate and tile flooring, fresh paint, new appliances. f/s, dw. In suite laundry. AC. Balcony. Storage room. U/G parking. $950/mos incl heating. 250-832-3277. 3bdrm, 1.5bath, level entry, 5appl, Alexis Park area $1100 Sept.1. 250-558-5420. 3bdrm, 1.5bath townhouse, avail imm or Aug 1, $950/mo +util. 250-764-1869. 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. Call for rent incentives! Large 1bdrm $740. 1bdrm +den $790. F/S, DW, AC, balcony, NP/NS, clean, centrally located, on-site managers, quiet building, (250)5455773, 250-550-0243 EAST Hill/Lakeview Manor 1bdrm, hardwood floors, onsite laundry, n/s, n/p, Avail Aug 1, heat & water incl. (250)260-5870 ENDERBY 2bdrm apartment, secure, a/c, N/S, N/P, no parties. 250-308-9299 Fully furn. condo (Silver Star) ns, np, avail.- Oct.31 $650/mo. incl. util. 250-833-9306. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lovely Central 2bdrm condo, adult oriented, parking, W/D on site, $800. 250-547-1478. 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

Apt/Condo for Rent Quiet adult bldg, Bach suite $580, D/T location, F/S, H/W, A/C cable incl (250)549-4220 RECENTLY UPDATED 3 Bd, 2 Ba, 1200 sq ft condo with a large garage & large storage area. Corner unit with patio. Pets negotiable. $1250.00 plus utilities. Available August 1st. 1 year lease req’d. 1-250886-3254 or dragan_v33@hotmail.com RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 Small pet friendly, furnished or un-furnished 1bdrm, over looking creekside, F/S, D/W, A/C, $750. 250-306-3939 Spacious Condo, 2-bdrm, 2bath, util/incl, insuite laundry, $1000 no dogs,(250)558-0371

Commercial/ Industrial

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 for lease. 250-558-1166. APPROX. 1000SQ.FT. WAREHOUSE $750/mo. Space available immediately. Clean, secure, includes heat & alarm. Office front currently occupied by Printer World, 1800 Kal Lake Rd. 780-990-2844 pcurcio@printerworld.com FOR Lease; 3500sqft bldg, with 1500sqft mezzanine, phone: (250)542-3094 WORKSHOP in Lavington, 1300sqft, call 250-309-5956, 250-542-9419.

Cottages / Cabins

Cabins for rent on Mabel Lake Lumby end. Motorhome parking available.

250-542-3276 250-309-3997

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 (+) BDRM avail. Aug. 15th, (neg) Quiet, resp. n.s. n.p. OK Lndg area. Ref/Sec. Dep., $850/mo Util. 250-491-3334 grampa_gus@yahoo.ca 2bdrm by Multiplex, priv.yard, no dogs, w/d h/u, $825/mo. 250-308-9028, 250-542-4310 2BDRM in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, no/pets, (250)838-9657 2-bdrm unit in 6-plex, Avail July1, $850/mo, n/s, no dogs, Gary @ (250)306-0996 2 BEDRM quiet street. f/s, w/d, ns. Near downtown. Small pet ok. $900/mo. 250707-0573 3bdrm, 1.5bath, 3plex, $1000/mo +util, 250-307-5120, 250-503-6034, 250-545-2221 3bdrm duplex, 1.5bath S/F, W&D hook ups, fenced yard & storage, $950 + all util. near School. Avail. Aug 1. 250-7670180, 250-862-7708 3bdrm + garage, (Harwood area) avail Aug.1. N/P.$1200 + 2/3 Hydro, gas & water. 250-869-9788. 3BDRM, upper floor duplex, $900 +util. N/S, N/P (250)3082929 after 6pm Avail. Aug.1, 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, close to downtown, NS/NP, $975/mo incl.heat. 250-542-1210. “Cool in the summer” New 1bdrm, AC, near Polson Park, util/incl. $675. 250-558-7814. Lower EastHill 4plex, 3bdrm, F/S, attached garage, adult oriented, NS, no parties, $980/mo. 250-542-9419.

Housesitting HOUSESITTER NEEDED, horses, BX area, for short term & longer. Reply to box #9 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5

Homes for Rent 1bdrm house in Lavington, suitable for 1 or 2 adults. 250309-5956, 250-542-9419

Homes for Rent 4462257 KAL LAKE Semi Lake front

Older 1 level 2 bedroom house on large 1/2 acre lot close to beach & park. Must be willing to look after lawn & trees. $1200/mo Avail. Sept.1 Call owner at 250-308-7134

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• 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 in Arbor Lee, Alexis Park Drive. New flooring & looks very nice. F&S, W&D, DW. $1,000 • 3 bdrm older smaller home in Coldstream. New flooring & updates. $1,100.

2-bdrm, downtown, large storage, fenced yard, $850 +some util. n/s, Aug 1 (250)503-1926 2bdrm large lower country on 3 acres, between VSS & Hillview schools. f/p, patio, garage, large lawn w/trees, all appl. incl. util/incl. 1 year lease, Sept 1, $1050/mo. 250549-3535 2-bdrm, lower Easthill, garden, shed, ns, np, Ref, Avail Sept 1, $850/mo, (250)558-5555 2-bdrm modular home on ranch property near Falkland, W/D, $895/mo + chores, avail. Aug 1. Doug (604)644-0522 2BR Home, 1.5bath, 5appl, downtown Vernon, carport, storage shed, Aug 1, $1100 Vernon 1-204-803-0289 3bdrm, 1 bath, lrge country kitchen, huge back yard. $1100. 250-558-6837 3bdrm, 2bath, Silver Star mtn, avail imm until Dec 1. $1000/mo +util. 250-549-2965 3-bdrm 2-bath, Townhouse, end-unit, private BBQ area, pool, n/s, n/p, Sept1 or Oct1, $1200+util, (250)549-8360 3BDRM upper level, w/deck & view, $1200/mo incl/util. Avail Immed. (250)550-4740 3BDRM upper, near Seaton school, main floor, sep. laundry, $1200/mo +util. plus 1bdrm, self contained bsmn’t suite $700/mo or both $1700/mo +util. NS/NP, N/parties, avail. now. 250-307-6328 4-bdrm, 2-bath, 1/2acre, fenced, big wired & heated shop, garage, close to lake, shopping, all appl, pets considered. $1500/mo + util Aug 1 (250)550-0599 4 BED, 2 bath, 2 TV rooms. Views of OK lake, a/c, 5 nice appl, n/s, n/p. Avail July 15. $1400 + util. 250-306-3273 1 bed,1 bath suite. a/c. Sep. entrance. n/s, n/p. Avail Aug 1. $700 + util. 250-306-3273 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 Armstrong, 2-bdrm, w/garage & workshop, 2min. from town, Country setting, $1100/mo, (250)306-2858 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 2bdrm duplex, full bsmn’t, carport, patio, F/P, NP/NS, R.R. $1000 incl.water & sewer. 250-542-2805. COLDSTREAM house, shortterm rental in Orchard, partly furnished. 250-542-8302. 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. Fully furnished 6,000sqft Home in Cherryville. $1500/mo, Ref Req. Close to Frank’s Store (604)838-9992


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Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

Extremely large 2 bdrm + attached house, country setting in Coldstream, currently being renovated, avail Aug 15. n/s, n/p. $1350 incl util. 250-5504303. Fully furnished, 4 bdrm, 3.5bath, executive strata home at Silver Star, avail. immed to Nov. 30, $1400/mo. +util. NS, NP, (250)549-7016 Older 3bdrm home on acreage, PV Rd. avail. Imm, $1350/mo. 250-275-3137 UNIQUE house, 2bdrm, 1bath, swimming pool, f/p, large yard, $1200/mo +util. Avail Aug 1. 250-550-6807, 250-550-6810. Waterfront 3bed, 2bath home on WestKal Rd. 1980sq.ft. 6 appl. a/c, alarm, garage, dock w/boat lift, NS/NP, long term tenant wanted, elderly couple or profess., avail. imm. $1695/mo. 604-897-2895

2bdrm, 1bath, F/S, A/C, ADT security system, sep.entry, shared laundry, $800 incl/util. Aug 1. R.R. 250-549-6749 2BDRM bsmnt suite for rent $800. 250-545-8583. 250-5426620. 2bdrm, close to Court house, $800/mo. everything incl. avail. Aug 1. (250)542-6109 2bdrm, spacious in new executive home, W/D, F/S, incl. all util. sat. & internet, $850 ns, np, avail. now. (250)306-9600 3504 25th Ave, Bachelor suite close to Canadian Wholesale Aug1, n/p, n/s, (250)549-6554 Available Imm, 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, bright, clean, laminated floor, OkLake View, Sep.entry, prefer single mature person, NS/NP, $800/mo incl.util. + W/D, cable, wireless internet. R.R. 250-542-6992, 250-307-3970 Bachelor/Studio suite, full kitchen, a/c, shared laundry, sep/entry, np, ns, $650/mo. incl/util. Aug 1. 250-545-4644 Brand new, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, a/c, n/p, n/s, Armstrong, $1025. Aug 1 250-938-4563 *Brand new, above grnd, 2bd, priv.ent, priv.driveway, own yard, AC, W/D hu, F/S, $900 incl.utils, cbl & internet. MUST SEE! 250-542-3201. 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. Bright 1bdrm, satelite, internet incl. N/S, N/P, single person pref. $850/mo. 250-503-0003 COLDSTREAM ONE Bedroom. Private, safe, new appl, washer/dryer. Steam shower, sauna. $800/month DD /Ref 250-542-2144 East-Hill, adult oriented, 1bdrm, f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p. appl., $675 incl/util. 250-549-2225 Furnished room, NP/NS, W/D access, student or female $395 +DD. 250-260-2807 Large 2bdrm, priv/entry, w/d, f/s, np, ns, $825 +half util. avail. immed. 250-545-6860 MUST SEE! 1bdrm +office, clean, private, $700 incl/util, F/S, W/D, yard maintenance, NS/NP, adult oriented, 250545-3845 Leave msg. Rare Find, avail. immed. 1bdrm furnished util/incl. $850. Middleton (250)558-1147 SUITE IN 4Plex in Vernon avail Aug. 1. 2 bdrm, den, stove, fridge, wd hookups. Lots of parking. $850/month plus utilities. 250-547-6060.

1bdrm suite, close to town, NS, $700 util/incl. avail. immed. (250)545-8900 1bdrm suite, util/incl. close to town, $600/mo. Call after 5pm 250-306-9443 3BDRM, 1.5bath, F/S, W/D, priv.entry, NS/NP, Avail Aug.1, $950/mo +util. 250-306-1280 Apt. suite, 2bdrm, appl. incl. not suitable for children, $750/mo. +util. Avail July 1. Call Gary (250)503-6590 Detached 2bdrm suite natural gas f/p, avail. Aug. 1. N/P, N/S, $750 250-938-1040. ENDERBY - 1bdrm suite, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750. 250-558-9171 NEW! UPPER level 2 bdroom 2 bathroom, garage, deck, f/s, d, w/d. n/s n/p Available Aug 1 or 15 $1,100 plus 2/3 util. Call 250-260-8566 leave msg. VERNON, 2-bdrm, large clean quiet, beautiful view Ok-Lake & lake access across street, n/s, n/p, professional persons/active seniors, $850 inclusive. Aug1 (250)547-0226

Office/Retail CHARACTER OFFICE SPACE

438 sf - $11/sf plus opex 835 sf - $11/sf plus opex Downtown location

Call 250-260-6205 Nicole to view 1700 sq.ft.,/850 sq.ft.,office space, downtown across from Parkade.Util incl.,Avail immed. Price negotiable.250-2603196.

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

Seasonal Acommodation LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, sleeps 8. Avail Aug 1. $1500/wk. (250) 491-0823

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo. incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Furnish room for rent, $400 plus d/d. Includes all utilities & cable. Call 250-550-4740

Storage 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

Suites, Lower 1bdrm $700 Avail July 15th. $650 East hill Aug 1. incl/util & cable, n/s, n/p. 250-542-7806. 1bdrm $800/mo or 2bdrm $950/mo, both new bsmn’t, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1BDRM, Avail Immed, priv.entry, patio, beautiful lakeview, walk to Kin Beach, priv.laundry, quiet area. NS/NP, $675+$75util. 250-503-2138. 1BDRM, avail Imm, ns, np, util/incl, $700/mo. 250-5589423, 250-549-7207 1bdrm, close to Hunter Store, clean & quiet, NS/NP, util & laundry incl, Ref, DD Req. July 15, $700/mo (250)558-9656 1bdrm daylight bsmn’t suite, country setting 10min from town, looking for matured tenant willing to do some yard work, n/s, n/p, $750/mo. incl/util. (250)545-7720 1bdrm level entry suite, fully reno’d, large treed backyard, very quiet area, hot water/incl, nonsmokers only, no pets, $600/mo, 250-545-1220. 1bdrm, North BX, single person, $520 incl/util. Aug 1. 250549-4574 1bdrm +office, fully furnished, Stepping Stones Estates, priv.patio, secure parking, $850 incl/util NS, NP, Aug 1. (250) 542-7074 1-BDRM, w/sauna, on acreage, Silver Star Mtn, brand new reno, Avail Immed, fully furn. & equip, priv/entry, deck & parking, $800/mo incl/util, (250)558-2906 2BD, Enderby, newer large, open, view, incl utils, lndry rm, must see. $1095. Call (250)503-6533 2bdrm, brand new, NS/NP, $850/mo incl/util. Coldstream area. 250-309-4657

Townhouses

FOR RENT New Townhome, 2 master bedrooms Walking distance to Ok Lake $1400/month + utilities

250-307-6633 3bdrm, 2bath, 3 levels, EastHill, large yard, NS/NP, W/D h/u. Aug.1, $990/mo +util. 250869-7392. 3-BDRM, 3-bath, 1yr old, 6appl, a/c, f/p, adult oriented, prof.couple pref. n/s, $1275 + util. 1 year lease req. Avail.Immed. close to amenities. (250)317-2279 Walter

3 BEDRM, fully reno’d, 5 appliances, ns, np, near schools, park & shopping, $1100/mo + utilities. phone 250-549-1679

Want to Rent Property for travel trailer on Kal or Ok-Lake. July & or Aug. (250)878-6345

Antiques / Classics 1966 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, loaded, 85,000 miles, collector plates. $12,000 250-542-0297.

Auto Financing

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Auto Accessories/Parts

Auto Financing

2-195/60/15 Dunlop tires new $1200. 4-31x10.50x15 Dunlop tires new $450. 250-308-6951

4-Continental tires P185/65R15 $160. 4-Continental tires 205/55/R16 $190 Both obo & great shape. 250540-1471. 4-Kumho Solus tires 225/65/R17 90% tread $240 obo. 250-540-1471. 4-Michelin Harmony P205/60/R15 on 5 hole Acura wheels $375 obo. 250-5401471. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. VW 1985 292 Golf or Jetta parts for sale. 250-308-6951. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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Legal Notices

Auto Accessories/Parts

Woodlot Licence Plan A Woodlot Licence Plan (WLP) has been prepared for Woodlot 1821 at 3km Cooke Creek F.S.R. (east of Enderby). A WLP prepared under the Forest and Range Practices Act does not show proposed blocks or roads but describes how activities on the woodlots are consistent with objectives set by government for resource values. The Woodlot Licence Plan for Woodlot 1821 is available for public review from August 1 to 30th, 2010 by contacting Keith A. Tucker, R.P.F., at 250-309-8816. Please forward any written comments for consideration in the final plan to Bar T Ranch Ltd, P.O. Box 48, Lumby, B.C., VOE 2GO, by August 30, 2010.

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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

Seniors Congregate Care

• 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

Beautiful patio suite, walk out to gardens. Sit down bath, full kitchen, 24 hr. emergency response. MUST VIEW Call Elly or Audrey 250-545-0470

Homes for Rent

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.

Homes for Rent

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

*Houses *Twnhme * Furnished Accommod. * Vernon * Armstrong 4 bdrm, 2 bath Lakeshore Home $2200+util 8730 OK Landing Rd, incl appl. Avail Aug 1 4 bdrm, 3 bath luxury executive home $1800+util 4012 Rockcress Fr St Dw Mw incl avail Aug 2 bdrm, 1 bath updated twnhse $950 + util 4200 Alexis Pk Dr Incl FR, ST, DW, W/D Avail Now 3-4 bdrm, 1 bath West Vernon home $1100+util 2705 38th St incl Fr St Avail July 3 bdrm, 3.5upgraded townhome $1600+util 5 appl incl 4900 Heritage Dr Avail Aug N/P N/S 2 bdrm, 1 bath West Vernon house $1100+util 2704 39th St incl Fr St Avail August Cozy 2bdrm, 1 bath home large lot $1100+util 4 app incl 1806 31 st Avail Sept See pictures & maps at

CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198

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Testimonial 4-bdrm. East Hill, n/s, n/p, $1500/mo + util, Avail Immed Ad was successful. Ran ad 2wks Received 10 calls - Rented!

RENT: $875.00 per month plus utilities • 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 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 • ONE BEDROOM SUITE – located on 43rd Avenue close to shopping and bus routes, coin laundry on site.

RENT: $575.00 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: $1,500.00 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 • NEWER TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOME – Original show suite this townhome has it all, two bedrooms, one and a half baths, beautiful kitchen, walk in closet, single car garage and a nice yard to enjoy.

RENT: $1,200.00 per month plus utilities

FOR PICTURES CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RENTALSVERNON.COM

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1977 Corvette, Teal, T-roof, 4spd., ex. mech., ex. body, $9000. aft. 5pm. 763-8648 1991 CHRYSLER Lebaron, Runs Good, 282K, $900 Current BC Certification, 250-3082971

2006 Honda Civic, 2dr coupe, 135,000kms, $12,000. 250309-0237. AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

1994 Mustang 3.8L auto, a/c, security system, 179k, $3800. (250)545-7716

Cars - Sports & Imports

1997 Saturn, very well maintained, manual, lots of extras, $3500 obo. 250-309-3946 2002 Cavalier, 4dr, 5-spd, only 94,000kms, immac/cond. $3600 250-503-4860

07-HONDA CIVIC, DX-G, PS, pb, ac, etc. 41,000 kms $13500, 250-260-1934 1994 325Ci Conv, fully loaded, orig. receipts. full service history.$7500 obo. 250-260-0464

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

INVITATION TO TENDER Grid Road – Phase #2 Sealed Tenders clearly marked “The District of Coldstream – Grid Road – Phase 2” will be received by the Front Desk Clerk, District of Coldstream, prior to 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the District of Coldstream Office, 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, V1B 1L6 – Attention: Michael Stamhuis, P.Eng., Chief Administrative Officer. Tenders will be publicly opened immediately after the Tender Closing Time, at the District of Coldstream Office, and the public is invited to attend. The work generally consists of the following approximate quantities: • Single lane, steel railway bridge overpass including reinforced concrete abutments and wing walls, steel bearing piles and earthworks. • 66 lineal m of steel sheet piling shoring wall (approx. 13m high) including walers and anchors. • 215 lineal m of asphalt roadway, including gravel road structure, concrete curb & gutter and earthworks. • 215 lineal m of asphalt multi-use pathway, including concrete roadside barrier and street lighting. • 214 lineal m of PVC storm water main (250mmø, 300mmø and 450mmø), including catch basins and manholes. • 54 lineal m of PVC storm force main (450mmø) including joint and fitting restraints. • 185 lineal m of PVC water main (150mmø and 200mmø). • Street lighting and traffic signal with pedestrian controls. • Stormwater pump station facility. • Stormwater treatment unit (CDS or approved equal). • 355 lineal m of chain link fencing. • Stormwater attenuation pond including outlet control structure. • Riparian planting and erosion control. • General landscaping. Contract Documents, Contract Drawings and Reference Material for this project will only be distributed electronically in digital format (pdf format) through the BC Bid tendering website at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Information will be available on or after July 16, 2010. An optional pre-tender site meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. local time at the parking lot 150m south of the intersection of Husband Road and Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC. Representatives from the District of Coldstream and Urban Systems Ltd. will be present. This project is supported and funded in part by Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Building Canada Communities Component Program and by Western Economic Diversification Canada under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR Urban System Ltd. 304 - 1353 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9 Phone: (250) 762-2517 Fax: (250) 763-5266 Email: sgull@urban-systems.com Attention: Sheldon Gull, AScT.


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HAPPY OCCASSIONS Cars - Sports & Imports

Cars - Sports & Imports

1990 Mazda Miata, 100,000 kms, 5spd, mag wheels, rear spoiler, car’s like new, never winter driven, all latest service records. $8500. 250-979-1400

91 VW JETTA. 230 km. runs great but needs some work. $1200. 250-307-5866

2001 Honda Accord, V6, 96,000k, very clean, $10,595 (778)475-5605. DL30995 2002 MERCEDES C230 Sport coupe (hatch), 6-speed, supercharged, traction & stability control, 124,000 km $9,850 obo 250-275-4755 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible, 3.0L/V6, lowered. 94,000kms. Low profile wheels/tires. All the goodies. Excellent condition. $11,500 OBO 250.9381464. 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! DEAL- $8888. 250-5402559 2007 Toyota Corolla, SE 59,000 kms, 5spd, a/c, loaded. $12,900. 250-549-2418.

Motorcycles 1982 Yamaha 650 Midnight Max, runs good. $1500 obo. 250-558-9020. 1983 Yamaha 250 XT, dual sport, $900. 250-308-6951. 1984 Venture, can use collector plates, 130,000kms, full touring w/stereo, $1700 obo. 250-309-2487. 1986 Honda Shadow 750 Vtwin, blk, great shape, $3900. 250-309-2243. 1990 Honda 1500 Goldwing FE, 36,000kms, pearl white & gray, mint cond. $9000. 250542-3501. 1997 DR 650 dual sport in gd cond. & runs well.Mainly driven on rd. 250-938-4680 2002 Suzuki DR650 - 4,000+ km. Blue & White. Like new cond. $4,200 250-938-4680

2009 YARIS - 40+MPG 17,000Km - under full warranty - Like new - $15,750 250-3080380

2004 HD U-Built Hardtail, 0 miles, rebuilt, repainted. Appraised $18k, sacrifice $9k. 250-763-5462.

Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal

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Recreational/Sale

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Ltd.

RV Service and Maintenance • Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair • RV Customization • Insurance Claim Repairs • Detailing of RVs & Boats • Parts and Accessories Call Craig Mayall 250-549-0019 • www.gilmay.ca Located at … 139 L & A Cross Road

RV SEASON IS HERE! • Government Certified Techs • Best Parts selection, new and used, in BC • Lowest shop rate in the valley Now accepting newer, clean RVs for consignment. Since 1969

Sales & Service Ltd.

When booking online, go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 kenkraftsalesltd@shaw.ca Dealer #5529

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Motorcycles

Recreational/Sale

Sport Utility Vehicle

Utility Trailers

Boats

2008 Kawasaki 650KLR, as new, 50kms, $6500 obo. 250260-1920. 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250, female driven, town commuted, riding gear (extra) $5000 obo. Suzuki 125 DRZ W/riding gear $1500. 250-545-1562. $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 E bike, 2008 Veloteq Sorrento, 930kms, like new cond.$1600 new. Asking $900. 250-542-4899.

1992 Terry 5th wheel 33.5’ new hardwood floors & lino, fully equipped, $9850 obo. (778)475-1008 1994 Westport 34’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, exc. cond. winter pkg. $15,500 obo. (250)319-3004 1999 Corsair 28.5’ 5th wheel w/slide, queen & hide-a-bed, many extras, exc.cond, Reese hitch $13,500. 250-503-8489. 2000 Malard camper trailer, 26’,pull out, like new, used 4 times, sleeps 6, fully loaded. $14,500. 250-542-1455. 2000 Vanguard 22’, brand new awning 153k, $24,900. (250)545-0552, 250-309-6290 LARGE Starkraft travel tent trailer, sleeps 6, $1400. 2-Kids quads $100 each. (250)5456594

2004 Mercedes ML350, awd, (SUV), ex cond., fully loaded, Nav.,very well maintained,123,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 250-546-8765 250-9383332 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3L AWD, fully loaded, 7-pass. in very good cond. charcoal grey leather int. new Nokian tires, under warranty, maintenance upto date $22,500. 250-5450014 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor fully loaded 10yr/150k’s power train warranty, 5 passenger, AWD, 77K, $18,500. 250-547-9336

For rent enclosed 7x14 cargo trailer, drop rear door, reasonable rates.250-307-5131. Mazda P/U box utility trailer, lockable steel box on tongue for outboard motor, tongue jack $350 (250) 549-1667 M.C. trailer, 2-bikes or 14 wheels, exc.13” wheels & spare $400. 250-308-6951. TRAILERS All types, all sizing, excellent pricing. Pleasant Valley Trailers, Vernon. (250)545-2000

2006 MacGregor 26M Sailboat with prepaid moorage in Kelowna. Family boat in perfect cond, all avail options, 50hp motor. Expensive stereo system. Trailer & much more. Enjoy weekends aboard with great headroom in the cabin. Seperate head compartment, sleeping accomodation for 6 and barbecue for entertaining. Owners are anxious to sell. Asking price $39,900 plus tax. Comparable new boat price is $50,000. Brian 250-317-0390 2007 15’1” Legand all sport, full stand-up top, 40hp, 4 stroke merc., 2 electric downriggers, fish finder, black box, as new, $14,000. Jerry 250545-3123. Must Sell, For fun or ski boat w/trailer, Best offer! Extras! loaded. ex/cond(250)260-1954 NEW Pontoon Boats, Dealership Closing, 1-25’ w/150hp, $38,000 1-22’ w/115hp, $28,000 Offers (250)5494847, 250-503-6980

Off Road Vehicles 2007 SUZUKI RM-Z 250, 4-STROKE, ORIGINAL TIRES STILL ON BIKE. SCORPION RAD GUARDS, MOOSE LEVER GUARDS, 2-AIR FILTERS, CHANGED OIL EVERY FEW RIDES, RUNS GREAT! $4700. JEFF 250-938-0913 2008 250cc never used $2000 2008 150cc never used $1500. 2008 70cc never used $600. (250)307-3636 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO, winch, snow plow, very low hrs, $6600. 250-379-2448 Looking for used ATV in very good cond. 450cc or bigger. (250)545-9550

Recreational/Rent MOTORHOME for rent. 250542-0060.

Scrap Car Removal AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $40 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 CASH! Free Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers 250-938-6777 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Recreational/Sale

Sport Utility Vehicle

1980 22’ Class C Ford Motorhome, 30,000kms, $4500. 250-542-1203 leave msg. 1984 Ford 26’MH 460 4BB auto, gen, a/c, 150k, great shape $7700 obo. 250-260-8074 1990 18.5’ 5th wheel, full bath, sleeps 4, dbl axle incl.hitch $4500. 250-308-6951. 1991 H.R 26’. 5th Wheel penthouse. 5300 lbs. Mint cond. $5900.obo 250-460-0043 1992 Itasca Spirit Winnebago MH, 20’, new rubber, low mileage, has everything incl. B/I 2.5kw genset. $12,500. 250542-0490.

1989-1997 Suzuki Tracker, 2dr & 4dr, $2500 & up. 250308-6951. 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero, diesel, 5spd, 153,000kms, runs exc. $4600. 250-540-1471. 1997 4 Runner Ltd. loaded, solid vehicle. incl; new set of Premium snows on rims. $8300. (250)308-1163 1999 Honda CRV, exc/cond, low kms, 183,000kms, silver w/dark gray interior, $8300.obo. 250-558-8611 2000 JIMMY SLT, loaded, summer & winter tires, 203,000+km, clean, tow pkg, $6899 OBO 250-558-4698

Utility Trailers

Utility Trailers

cargo BC trailers.com

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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 LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM

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Trucks & Vans 1975 GMC pick up, 89,000 miles, great shape, $800 obo. 250-260-4065 1987 Toyota pick-up 4x4, 4cyl 5spd, full canopy & sleeper cab $1400. 1987 Honda Civic, 4spd, $1700. 1990 GMC Safari van auto $500. 250-542-4107 1992 Bronco 302 5spd, 8000lb worn winch, $875. Bell express & guns. 250-545-0110 1995 Ford F150 super cab, XLT, 4x4, full load, exc. cond. $6000 obo. (250)542-5639 1996 Dodge caravan, AWD, $2900. 250-545-4383 1998 Dodge Caravan, 260K, new transmission & tires (2sets) $2000 (250)546-8027 1999 Windstar, good cond. 2 sets of 1 season used only tires, 1 winter, 1 regular, $3000 obo. 250-542-3736 2000 HONDA ODYSSEY only 135K, loaded, 7pass, well maint, no accidents, no rust. $9500 OBO (250)260-0011 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4, White, 181,000km, wood box liner, cd, ext cab, good shape, $8900.00 obo. (250)503-8487 2004 GMC Sierra SL short box, 2WD, exc. cond. 115k, $13,000 obo. 250-541-0653

Utility Trailers

7x16 ENCLOSED CAR HAULER 8 1/2 x 20

5x8 ENCLOSED

4995 $ 6895 $ 2295 $

Pleasant Valley Trailer Sales Ltd. 7885 Hwy. 97, Vernon

250-545-2000 18’ Small equipment & car trailer $1000. 250-308-6951. 2010 Interstate Loadrunner....8.5 ‘ x 20’ Cargo Trailer....3500 lb axles...Rear Ramp door and side door....air vents....brakes on both axles....mounted spare tire inside .....$6900 Phone 250-8030059 or 250-833-2637

Boat Rentals LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19’ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368

Boats 12’ Aluminum Pricecraft 7.5hp Evinrude, runs great, $1000. (250)306-5419 17ft 185HP, 200hrs, I/O board, ex cond., EZ lod alum.trailer $4,900 250-545-8814 1988 16.5’ Cana Venture bowrider, 115hp, low hrs, trailer, $4500. 250-308-6951. 1988 25’ Campion, live-aboard, 8horse kicker, new tops, GPS, 5.7 merc. cruiser, new batteries, good shape, c/w 8000lb ez load trailer, runs good, $15,000 obo. (250)8386926, 250-833-8674 1996 Campion Allante 565 bowrider, V6 Volvo, 1 owner, low hrs, very good cond. $17,000 OBO. 250-260-1920. 1997 Bombardier Seadoo GSX, good cond. $3000 obo. (250)307-3636 1998 Searay 17.5’ 135 merc. inboard, loader trailer, low hrs, like new $12,900 250-3095199. 1987 15.5’ Edson GT 115 Yamaha outboard, s/s drop, loader trailer, very good cond. $8500 250-503-7970. 19’ Aqualu Alum/Steel Fishing boat, Solid welded, In/Out board Merc Cruiser 4cyl. 3L motor, trailer, fish finder, CB radio, rod holders, down rigger, oars, life jackets. $11,000. 250 542-0297 2000 Ski Centurion, 22’ Direct drive, 300hp, new custom interior, top, 70hrs, $25,000 Casanet (250)558-8428 Oyama 2001 Seadoo Utopia 18.5’, V6, $15,995. (778)475-5605. DL30995 2003 LARSON, 19’ open bow rider, 4.3L Volvo eng & leg, matching E-Z loader trailer, low hours , swivel captain’s chair’s, high 5 stainless steel prop, lots of extras, exc cond, $17,500 OBO, 250-545-9280 2005 Bayliner 192 Cuddy Cabin, fish finder, 3.0L 4cyl Merc, $13,900. 250-938-0231. 2005 Pontoon boat, 90hp Nissan fuel injected engine. $19,000. 250-275-4984. 2005 Sea Ray 200 select, 5.0L, MPI,wake board tower, $27,995. 250-545-2653. 2006 Four Winns bowrider, wake board tower & lights, less than 30hrs, 18.5’ $19,995. (778)475-1008 6hp O.B. Evinrude, Fisherman, quiet, quick start, exc/cond $425, will accept 11/2-4hp O.B. Trade, (250)545-8750 Vernon

Moorage SWIM PLATFORM / Floating Dock for sale. 16 feet X 32 feet. Aluminum construction, composite deck. Located on Kalamalka Lake. Like new. Price $15,000. Contact Don 250-549-3383 or Cell 403-3904444

Escorts 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 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 Ebony Beauty 24 Eurasian princess 26 .Playful frisky & fun in/out 250-859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 VOTED #1- BEACH BUNNIES Kelowna’s Elite Agency www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 Now hiring!

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Odyssey SE model RL3H5AE

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¥$6,000.00 cash incentive available on new 2010 Odyssey SE, EX-L, EX-L RES and Touring models; $2,000.00 cash incentive available on new 2010 Odyssey DX models. $5,000.00 cash incentive available on new 2010 Ridgeline models. Cash incentive amounts valid only on cash purchase transactions, and may not be combined with any other offer. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. License, insurance, registration, environmental fees and taxes are extra. ‡MSRP of 2010 Honda Odyssey SE, model RL3H5AE shown is $39,380.00 and includes $1,590.00 freight and PDI but is exclusive of cash incentive offer. MSRP of 2010 Ridgeline EX-L, model YK1F5AJNZ shown is $43,080.00 and includes $1,590.00 freight and PDI but is exclusive of cash incentive offer. #MSRP for 2010 Ridgeline DX, model YK1F4AEZ is $36,580.00 and includes $1,590.00 freight and PDI but is exclusive of cash incentive offer. ¥Offers valid from July 5th, 2010 through August 3rd, 2010 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. See your Honda retailer for full details.

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