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Firefighters from the Armstrong-Spallumcheen and Okanagan Indian Band departments battle a Friday afternoon blaze at the Coyote Crossing Villas Mobile Home Park on Westside Road. See video of the fire at www.vernonmorningstar.com.
Fire guts mobile homes BRENT MUTIS Morning Star Staff
At least four homes burned to the ground and a number of surrounding residences were badly damaged in a fire Friday afternoon at the Coyote Crossing Villas Mobile Home Park. There were no injuries reported as the dying flames were being doused by volunteer firefighters from the Okanagan Indian Band and Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Departments. A cause is not yet known but witnesses say the fire originated in the garage of a home in the northwest corner of the park, which is located just off Westside Road near the junction with Highway 97. Neighbours said a retired couple lived in the home but were quickly notified by neighbours to get out. Pat Mick lived in the home beside where the fire started and said when he noticed smoke, he grabbed a garden hose but it was futile.
“It was too far gone,” said Mick. “I got my dogs and got out.” Mick said the only reason he was home to save his pets in the first place was his shift at Okanagan Spring Brewery was cancelled because of a hydraulic explosion there on Thursday. His home is insured and he took the fire’s destruction in stride. “I don’t have to clean that window this weekend,” he chuckled ruefully with neighbours as a firefighter took an axe to the glass at the front of his house. “It was a beautiful home, but no one was hurt. “That’s life; what can you do?” Mick, the father of former Vernon Vipers head coach and general manager Troy Mick, said he would lose all the hockey photos he had of his son. He said his wife had gone to another part of the park because she was too upset to take in the scene. North Westside Fire and Rescue firefighter Fritz Vant Hullenaar was the first person on scene trained to deal with fires. He happened to notice the column of smoke as he
was driving home from shopping and began moving residents once he assessed the fire. “All the people were standing around and I had to evacuate them,” said Vant Hullenaar, who has been with North Westside Fire and Rescue for nearly three years. “I had to make sure everyone was out; there was a possibility of a natural gas explosion and the smoke was deadly.” He estimated the fire began just before 3 p.m. Soon after that, the fumes rising into the sky were so thick and black, the sun was blotted out. Witnesses said firefighters didn’t report until about 25 minutes after the flames broke out. “The response is what it is,” said Vant Hullenaar, noting the vinyl siding on the homes acted like fuel once ignited. “But it would sure be nice if we would have an agreement (with local departments). “We should be able to respond.” Most of the homes in the park were six years old or less.
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There were no injuries in Friday afternoon’s mobile home park fire, but four residences were destroyed.
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News Relatives leap at birthday skydive ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Over the past 10 years, Vernon grandmother Marguerite Hughes figures sheâ€™s put 25,000 miles on a motorcycle travelling with her husband, Gerry, across B.C., the Yukon and the United States. She figures sheâ€™s gone another 80 kilometres on ATVs and done a lot of snowmobiling, things sheâ€™s been able to cross off her bucket, or to do, list before she leaves this world. Now, approaching her 75th birthday on Aug. 5, Hughes has been able to scratch another item off the bucket list: Skydiving. Hughes and her granddaughter, Taralee Busslinger, made their inaugural jumps at the Vernon Airport courtesy of Okanagan Skydive Adventures. â€œIt was the thrill of a lifetime, I thoroughly enjoyed it,â€? said Hughes, a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with lymphona in February
â€œIt was the thrill of a lifetime.â€? â€” Hughes 2009, underwent chemotherapy and then was discovered to have bowel cancer for which she successfully underwent surgery in August â€˜09. â€œThe guys at Okanagan Skydive made it so much fun. They walked you through everything and they were so great.â€? The idea for the jump came from Busslinger who mentioned to her grandmother that she would be skydiving for her birthday and that it would be an awesome experience. â€œShe said no at first, then she called me back a couple of hours later and said, â€˜Yes, Iâ€™m going to do it. Itâ€™s on my bucket list,â€™â€? said Busslinger, an esthetician who turned 23 on July 22. â€œIt was awesome. I totally want to do
it again and she (Hughes) wants to do it again.â€? Busslinger and Hughes were joined by Busslingerâ€™s boyfriend, who bought Taralee the skydiving package for her birthday, and a girlfriend. After going through lessons on the ground, the four went up in the plane to 10,000 feet. â€œIt was really weird,â€? said Busslinger. â€œThe three of us were freaking out and she (Hughes) was the only one calm about it. She wanted me to jump first and I said, â€˜Okay, whatever,â€™ but one of the instructors said no, youâ€™re grandmaâ€™s going to go first and I was like, â€˜Oh, crap, if she goes obviously I have to go.â€™ â€œIt was awesome.â€? Hughes kept the skydiving jump a secret from her husband until the morning of the leap. â€œHis comment when I told him was â€˜Why didnâ€™t I marry a woman who would stay home and knit?â€™â€? laughed Hughes.
Marguerite Hughes (left) and her granddaughter, Taralee Busslinger, prepare for their firstever skydive jump at the Vernon Regional Airport, a way for the pair to celebrate their summer birthdays.
Brewery workers back after explosion
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Workers were on cleanup duty rather than packaging beer following Thursdayâ€™s explosion at Okanagan Spring Brewery.
They may not be performing the tasks they normally do, but all workers are back on the job at Okanagan Spring brewery after an explosion closed the building Thursday afternoon. Brewery director of operations Larry Kerwin said Friday that after cancelling the afternoon shift following the explosion, workers reported back but many were on cleanup duty rather than packaging beer. â€œWe are kegging today but not canning or bottling,â€? said Kerwin. â€œThe bottling line is adjacent to that area (where the explosion occurred).â€? The only injury sustained was to a worker who was closest to the fermenting vat when it ruptured. He cut his hand when he was knocked to the floor.
Kerwin was unable to say whether the employee was scheduled to work Friday. He also said business will be back to normal next week with no staffing changes planned. â€œWe havenâ€™t had any (layoffs) and weâ€™re not contemplating any,â€? said Kerwin. â€œBasically, except for the shifts cancelled, thereâ€™s been a minimal effect on people working.â€? Kerwin did not want to speculate about the exact cause of the blast but did note carbon dioxide accumulates in the vats when fermenting takes place. He said more will be known next week once WorkSafe BC has concluded their investigation. Okanagan Spring employees are highly occupied in the summer as customers are in need of refreshment when the mercury climbs.
â€œThis is the time of year you sell beer,â€? said Kerwin. â€œWith the hot weather... weâ€™re busy and running full out.â€?
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Enderby council has come up with a wish list of ministers they’d like to meet with at the upcoming Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention in September in Whistler. “We have requested to meet with the ministers of transportation, environment, community and rural development and solicitor general,” said Mayor Dee Wejr. Among the topics council would like to discuss with the respective ministers include a bypass route for the city, environmental rules inconsistencies and the closure of the Armstrong-Sicamous short-line railway. “If we get a meeting with the minister of transportation, we’d like to let her (Shirley Bond) know that if the railroad is not going to be operated as a rail line, we’d like to see it maintained as public ownership rather than private,” said Wejr, who will attend UBCM along with Couns. Brad Case, Howie Cyr, Beryl Ludwig, Greg McCune and Tony Vetter.
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City sparkles for Bloom judges JESSICA SCHWITEK Morning Star Staff
Judges from the B.C. Communities in Bloom were in Vernon on Tuesday to look at the progress Vernon has made in the last year. “It’s been a tremendous year,” said Councillor Buffy Baumbrough, part of Vernon’s Communities in Bloom committee. Vernon was assessed back in September, and since then various initiatives have been undertaken to spruce up the community. The largest of which was a massive tree-panting and landscaping project at the north end of town. This is the second year Vernon has participated in the program, and the judges were quite impressed with the progress made.
“It’s truly stunning,” said first-time volunteer judge Lisa Dreves from Langley. “I’ve been highlighting things in my notes here that I need to take back to my community,” said Dreves, who was especially interested in Vernon’s water reclamation and styrofoam recycling programs. Don Alberg, who has been judging for the program for the past four years, was also pleased with what he saw. “I’m really impressed with Vernon. There’s a focus here on pride in the community,” he said. Alberg and Dreves were on a tour through Vernon, visiting 14 locations along the way, as well as driving through residential areas to see what Vernon homeowners are doing. One of their stops was at the
Spirit Square by City Hall where they met with Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert. The Community in Bloom projects in Vernon were a joint effort with the City of Vernon, the North Okanagan Regional District, as well as various community groups. Alberg says he is happiest to see municipalities and the community work in partnership to improve their natural surroundings. “It works best if it’s done together.” “All these little groups doing little things really make a difference,” said Dreves. Communities in Bloom, which holds competitions at the provincial and national level, judges communities based on eight criteria: tidiness, environmental awareness, community
involvement, natural and cultural heritage conservation, tree/ urban forest management, landscaped areas, floral displays, and turf and groundcovers. “It’s not just about nice flowers,” said Alberg. “It’s about the livability of the community.” Alberg also says that the Communities in Bloom project is more than just a competition. It’s true value is that participating municipalities get motivated to make some changes, as well as receive some useful feedback as to how to make their community a better place. Baumbrough, and fellow committee member Isabel Prystawik, are grateful to the community for their dedication to the project. “And for making Vernon such a marvelous place to live,” said Prystawik.
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This year’s Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and A&W Music Festival was again a success, bringing in $145,000 that will go to various community endeavours.
Funtastic racks it up for recreation Funtastic 2010 has raised a fantastic amount of money. The Funtastic Sports Society announced the 26th annual slo-pitch tournament and A&W music festival on the July long weekend in Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby raised $145,000 for sports and recreation. “The 2010 Funtastic was a great success at all five venues with 22 regional non-profit groups able to raise more than $31,000 through Funtastic,” said society president Wilf Mulder. “These proceeds will be used to support sports and recreation initiatives in our respective communities.” Mulder praised the record number of volunteers for their efforts in helping to host one of the best tournaments in Funtastic’s history. “This 26th year saw a record 586 volunteers log more than 6,000 hours; 129 corporate partners and vendors, and key support from several city departments helped host this nationally recognized event,” said Mulder. More than 45 teams have already booked spots for the 2011 tournament. As a not-for-profit organization, proceeds raised at Funtastic will aid numerous sport and recreation initiatives.
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Life beyond Hope
ay back in 1986 I was a rookie reporter at The Hope Standard, straight out of journalism school and amazed that, as the only member of the news-gathering staff, the town was entrusting me to cover the news of the day that will eventually become the community’s history. Well, I guess it wasn’t so much the community that was putting their trust in me as it was the newspaper that hired such a raw rookie straight out of college for what I thought was an important role in the community. Looking back I think I did OK and I did have an experienced and wise editor to oversee my ramblings – “police don’t ‘report,’ we do,” is one of the things I remember him Glenn Mitchell telling me to this day. Anyway, the reason for all this navel-gazing is that I happened to stay near my old stomping grounds where all highways meet (I figure ‘Hope’ is on more traffic signs than any other community in the province) last weekend. And there’s been a few changes. The Standard office moved a couple blocks over, the old Overwaitea closed and a bright new Coopers opened up, and the site of the old A&W drive-in now boasts a spanking new Tim Hortons. There’s also a McDonald’s that never used to be there and the old Greyhound bus depot that everybody’s been to at least once in their lives moved somewhere, but I couldn’t find where. But it has been 24 years, things are going to change, even The Standard is now a tabloid and comes out Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. However, some things don’t change, either. The downtown core with the old-time theatre showing Tom Cruise’s latest, and then there’s the picturesque 9-hole, 18-tee golf course with the one-lane bridge entrance that may have too many trees and marmots for my liking but is friendly and economical and a great place to spend a day soaking up the mountainous scenery.
I also recognized a few familiar names in the newspaper after all these years, which was comforting. So, the community and the newspaper were doing fine without me, thank you very much, but I was kind of curious about the Fraser Canyon, or as some cruel, stuffy Lower Mainlanders called it, Beyond Hope (or is that what they call Interior people, I can’t remember, it’s their loss, anyway). So, after considering my options after a round of golf on Sunday, and having a couple hours to spare, I decided to go back via the Trans-Canada Highway. You see, back in ‘86 the Coquihalla had just opened and the stories emanating from Yale and Boston Bar, and even Spences Bridge and Cache Creek, let alone Spuzzum, were about how long could these communities last with the new superhighway tying into Kamloops and Vernon and eventually Kelowna and Penticton? Well? After a hot trip through the Canyon (it was 33 at Lytton as I passed by when, if I took the Coke, I might’ve been home already, heavy sigh), the Canyon is also doing OK thank you very much. That’s not to say there aren’t casualties. Spuzzum is gone as near as I can tell. There’s just a clearing where the Esso gas station and restaurant used to be and no more ‘Welcome’ and ‘Thanks for visiting’ signs that once were, oh, a football field or so apart. The Smitty’s in Yale is also closed as is a restaurant near Jackass Mountain that used to have a mural map on its side but, hey, Kanaka Bar is still there as are all the wonderful tunnels we enjoyed so much as a kid, some even with new pavement, and Boston Bar looks pretty much intact from what I can remember. But you know what? It was a wonderful trip down memory lane with still spectacular scenery and a charm that you don’t get to experience when you whiz down or up the Coquihalla at 120km an hour as you hurriedly get to your destination forgetting that sometimes life should be about the journey, not just the destination.
Located right in the midst of Highway 97A, the City of Enderby has plenty of attractions for locals and visitors. Hockey players rave about the ice at the Enderby Arena which is situated beside the Enderby Curling Club and Riverside Park. Tuey Park offers a perfect family outing in the summer on the banks of the Shuswap River. Barnes Park has a great swimming pool and playground. Belvidere Park offers concerts. The problem, sometimes, is that signs leading to the facilities are either hard to find or hard to read, so, unless you’re an Enderbyan (Enderbyte?), there’s a chance you could end up missing or having a hard time finding the facility. Which is why it was interesting to read an Enderby Chamber of Commerce auditor report on area signage. The 31-page report detailed the problems and weaknesses with current signage in the city. Five major weaknesses were identified, among them the lack of a brand or logo for the city, current signs suffering from visibility issues and that many of the signs directing visitors to a location are outdated and disrepair. The good news, according to the audit, is that infrastructure for signs is already in place, i.e., signs can be put on facilities and fences, a number of sign posts are already in place and a traffic pullout at the north end of the city is already available. The City of Enderby deferred the report to its Enderby Area F Commission, which examines sports, recreation and tourism matters. It would be wise for the commission to take a good, long look at the report and realize that changing and updating signs makes Enderby more attractive to locals, and will make visitors want to stop rather than driving straight through.
Sunday, July 25, 2010 - The Morning Star A9
EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
Funtastic hits another home run
ith slightly cooler temperatures than we have had in the past, 4,500 ball players still enjoyed a fabulous weekend making Funtastic 2010 another great success for all three locations. In addition to slo-pitch, the Funtastic Lawn Bowling tournament also enjoyed a phenomenally successful weekend. In 2010, Funtastic enjoyed record crowds for the evening entertainment and a sell-out for the slo-pitch tournament. Teams from across western Canada converge on our region to enjoy friendly competition and reunite with friends from previous years. Economic benefit to our community is very measurable - with more than 70 per cent of teams arriving from outside our region and spending approximately $4.5 million, Funtastic is by far the largest sport tourism event in the Okanagan. It is impossible to host an event of this scope without support. Funtastic would like to thank their sponsors and community
SLOUGHS AND PONDS This letter is in response to the front page article of Friday's, July 9 Morning Star regarding nature park plans. Mike Gavinchuk is a way off base. Wetlands, sloughs and ponds and marshes do not have to be accessible to the public. They do have to be preserved however. The stewardship of Cools Pond has been a responsibility of the North Okanagan Naturalist's Club for years. It was never meant for pond studies. Rose's Pond on the other hand is more accessible and could be used for walking trails, field studies and enjoying nature, especially if cattle are fenced out of the area and the biota is allowed to reproduce naturally and riparian growth is encouraged. It was a sad day in 1985 when the Vernon School District cut their Resource Centre Science and Field Studies Program and I couldn't point out to the 100's of Grade 3 children a giant water beetle or catch their excitement when they
supporters for their contribution; without their support this event would not be possible. Funtastic is fortunate to have more than 120 local businesses that consistently support the Funtastic event each year and our vision of improving sport and recreation in our community. The envy of several communities, Funtastic is literally run by people who volunteer their time. Thank you to the
saw "a little frog jump around." Pat Swift-McAllister CRYSTAL BALL? The City of Vernon is currently advertising for a “Crime Specialist” to work a three-day week. However this will not address the way municipal expenses have been increasing. I opened the old steamer trunk, dusted off my crystal ball and looked into the future. In about a year from now, I could see the mayor explaining how it was necessary to have the “Criminal Specialist” available five days a week so he/she could complete (elaborate and bulky) reports in a timely manner, attend important (but unnecessary) meetings with other city staff and travel (all expenses paid) to out-of-town Crime Prevention conferences. I was barely able to see through the smoke and mirrors in the corridors of City Hall, but it appeared that the Crime Specialist had a fancy office, a generous car/travel allowance and took up a lot of city resources, including other people’s time.
Funtastic board, led by Wilf Mulder, the 500 event volunteers of the Vernon Funtastic and the many volunteers of Armstrong and Enderby Funtastic, for their professionalism, dedication and hard work in making the long weekend a success. More than 6,000 hours was contributed by volunteers at the Vernon Funtastic alone. Thank you goes out to the many city departments and their staff who were read-
Some members of the staff were spending several hours a week reading the Criminal Specialist’s reports and e-mails. Most of the recommended spending initiatives to prevent crime seemed to be generated in an attempt to justify the job, rather than to realistically combat crime. Perhaps the most significant crime in Vernon is how Bob Spiers’ suggestion to have a “core review of city services” garnered no support from our council. Based on how reluctant the MPs in Ottawa were to have their expenses audited, this comes as no surprise. My suggestion is the following: Ask Tolko Industries to contract out one of their financial administrators for a month or two to oversee the cost-effectiveness of city spending … with a firm commitment that 50 per cent of the recommendations will be implemented. I can already imagine what position would be deemed unnecessary and foresee a significant reduction in the next municipal budget. Lloyd Atkins
ily available to help. To the personnel at the DND and the members of the RCMP who provided invaluable expertise and support. To host an event such as Funtastic requires our community to come together and to work together. Once again our community did just that. And last but certainly not least, thank you to our guests; the players who make Funtastic part of their travel plans to enjoy our region each year, registering from as far away as Whitehorse, enjoying social activities, our north Okanagan climate and friendliness. The reason our Funtastic is Canada’s largest slo-pitch tournament and music festival and longest running is because as a community we all work together in Building a Better Community. See you Canada Day 2011. Jim McEwan Executive Director Funtastic Sports Society
NO DOGS ALLOWED Once again, The Morning Star has seen fit to post pictures of dogs in Polson Park. Regardless of how "cute" the canines may appear to be, the fact remains... and the many signs around the park will attest to this... dogs are not allowed in Polson Park! The Morning Star should not be condoning the actions of those who choose to ignore local bylaws and rewarding the perpetrators with a photo-op. Polson Park is for those who enjoy a nice green space and the opportunity to stretch out on the green grass and not have to be disgusted by dog droppings left behind by dog owners who obviously care more about the dogs than the health and well-being of their neighbours. Polson Park is for the people of Vernon... let's not let it go to the dogs. And those dog owners who brought their dogs along to watch the fireworks at DND should be chastised as well. I'm sure the Funtastic teams
were appreciative of the little surprises to be found the next day that those dogs left behind in the dark. D. Adams
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BC Hydro and the Vernon Salvation Army have partnered to distribute free energy saving kits to the food bank’s clients. Each kit will allow users to save up to $60 per year in energy costs. “We know that cost can be a barrier to implementing energysaving measures, especially if you are hesitant to make an investment in a home you don’t own. Thanks to our partnership with the — Phil Vernon Salvation Army, we can make energy efficiency more accessible to our lowincome customers in Vernon by making products available at no cost,” said Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart and Customer Care for BC Hydro. Each kit contains approximately $75 worth of energy efficiency products that are easy to use and install, like compact fluorescent light bulbs, water-saving showerheads, faucet aerators and weatherstripping. “We are pleased to partner with BC Hydro Power Smart. We hope
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Summer started slowly this year which kept traffic light at the Kalavista boat launch but recent warm weather has people flocking back and the same problems are cropping up. That’s according to Kalavista Neighbourhood Committee chairman Norm Hladun who believes council and local officials are doing the best they can but also that more help is needed. “It’s a difficult area because it’s so small,” said Hladun. “There’s lots of users using the same limited infrastructure. “These are not easily solved problems; it’s a matter of enforcing the rules so people don’t flaunt the rules.” But rule enforcement is difficult to execute. The District of Coldstream uses the services of the Commissionaires at the boat launch but they are responsible to make circuits of the lake, checking out each site, meaning there are long periods of time when a given launch is unsupervised. The only other source of enforcement at the boat launch would be from the RCMP but as Coldstream bylaw officer Bob Bibby noted, it’s not realistic to expect an officer sitting there all day. “They can’t station an RCMP officer there full time,” he said. “We’re working with the resources we’ve got.” Hladun has other specific concerns including vehicles waiting to use the launch and stopping on Kalavista Road. This forces driv-
“There’s a jurisdictional thing as well,” said Bibby. “The Commissionaires are there to hand out parking tickets and that’s it. “As far as crossing traffic lines, that’s RCMP.” Bibby said he hasn’t had an increase in comp l a i n t s — Norm about the area and that the number of parking tickets issued has not gone up noticeably from last year. He says boating traffic is directly tied to the weather. “When the sun comes out and it’s hot, everyone heads to the boat launch,” he said. “May and June were slow but the July long weekend was busy. During busy times,
two Commissionaires patrol the area with one staying stationary and the other completing the boat launch circuit. “Their presence tends to keep people honest,” said Bibby. Yet for residents like Hladun, who says cars are frequently Hladun p a r k e d illegally in front of his home, more enforcement remains the goal. “It’s just as problematic as it has been in the past,” he said. “My own personal view is to keep (the launch) it open but properly managed. “We’ll get a solution eventually; I hope it’s not the closure of the launch. “People here are pretty patient but it gets to be a legal issue.”
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After more than a year and a half of consultations, the Lake Country official community plan (OCP) is just one reading from being adopted. Council gave third reading to the document last week making several changes, based on input from the May 27 public hearing. The policy to remove the remaining seven docks in Okanagan Centre greenspace was removed. The intended purpose of removing them was to ensure continued public use of the greenspace. “I’m not convinced that removal of the docks will actually improve access to the greenspace,” said Coun. Geoff Greenwell. Greenwell followed his comment up by putting forward a motion to develop a comprehensive plan for the greenspace before the current term of council comes to a close in 2011. After comments
from the rest of coun- one community and the cil — excluding Coun. greenspace needs to be Alice Rees who excused dealt with as one comherself due to a conflict munity,” said Guenther. The plan for the of interest — Greenwell’s greenspace will provide motion passed. a final resolu“ T h e tion on how greenspace the district will has worked deal with the well in the past docks, in addibut there may tion to other be a dynamgreenspaceic down in related issues. Okanagan The plan will Centre that Guenther likely be carried is making it out as a part of not work anymore,” said Coun. Bill the parks and recreation master plan. Scarrow. In another change Coun. Noreen Guenther agrees that it to the OCP, properties is time for the district in Okanagan Centre to take a new look at the and Winfield that are connected to sewers park area. “The greenspace plan and are designated as has no relevance in the rural residential will be community because able to apply for Rural it came into existence Residential 3 (RR3) zonbefore Lake Country ing. Previously, the draft incorporated. Many OCP said that the RR3 people in Oyama and zone was for existing elsewhere in the district properties only. The change came weren’t paying much attention to what was about after a group of going on because it was residents in the Stubbs outside of their com- and Otley road areas munity. Now we are realized that although
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B.C. Conservative Party growing Morning Star Staff
The British Columbia Conservative Party has announced the date for its 2010 Annual General Meeting (AGM). “With unprecedented membership growth, it was necessary to secure a larger venue for the meeting” said Vernon’s Wayne McGrath, the party’s president. The AGM will be held on Oct. 16 at the University of B.C. in Gordon Campbell’s riding where larger facilities are available. “With fast growing membership, commitments from high-profile speakers and a public presentation of our board, tacti-
cal advisors, we have much momentum to celebrate” said McGrath. “Our tactical advisors of former politicians from all levels of government are very pleased to see a professional provincial board and the significant influx of new members.” Randy White, former MP and current Conservative Party advisory group chairman, says things are looking up for one of B.C.’s newest political organizations. “Much optimism exists within the party and by the time Oct. 16 rolls around, there will be plenty of good news to announce to British Columbians” said White.
McGrath says he is pleased to be able to offer a legitimate political threat to the governing Liberals. He noted at a recent meeting his party should be able to field candidates across the province. “The political landscape has changed in British Columbia and with most of the 85 ridings having more than enough members to formalize their constituency associations, we will have 85 credible and motivated candidates running in the next election,” he said. “Finally, B.C. voters have a real choice”
Enderby may annex road to the west ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Residents of a road in Enderby’s western sector want to annex into the city. Six property owners on Valecairn Road have requested to be included in the city boundary because, as resident Wil Richardson wrote in a letter to council, all indications and planning show expansion to the west. “We are already connected to Enderby city water, which is managed by the city, and Enderby can look forward to planning for western expansion with cooperative property owners,” wrote Richardson. “We relate to and communicate with the city
on social matters and for future use possibility and Enderby will have more input and guidelines for future planning of Valecairn Road.” Richardson said the owners would prefer to pay their taxes to the city – they are currently in North Okanagan Regional District electoral area F – and support the community’s activities and social structures. In a memo to council, Enderby chief administrative officer Barry Gagnon recommended council refer the matter to its western sector planning process so a proper needs assessment and cost and benefit analysis can occur. Council agreed to the recommendation.
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bation. Dickson, 29, is described as a Caucasian male, five-foot-11, 168-pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. â– Joel Zachariah Coucke is wanted on a provincewide warrant for a breach of Coucke probation order. Coucke, 23, is described as a Caucasian male, five-foot-nine, 146-pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest of these suspect. If you see them, do not approach them. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Transport Canada and the RCMP teamed up this past week for a series of on-water patrol blitzes aboard a Transport Canada Zodiac currently stationed in the Okanagan. Boating safety patrols were conducted on Okanagan, Kalamalka, Wood and Mabel Lakes. On Okanagan Lake, patrols were launched from Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton. Boaters were also checked on local boat ramps for operator cards and safety equipment. Approximately $1,500 in fines were issued for such offences as missing fire extinguishers, safety equipment not in good working order, no proof of operator competency on board (pleasure craft
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ne has to re-think strategies when sales fall off like they have for this last month. If you are trying to sell just for profit, the timing may not be right for you. The market is saturated with listings. The competition is stiff. This puts downward pressure on prices. Best to pull your listing from the marketplace and try again on a better day, sometime in the future. But if you are planning to both sell and buy on this market, you’ll probably suffer little or no losses. Based on the principle of sell low, buy low you should be okay. We realtors are finding that most sellers would be buyers, if they could only sell. One strategy to consider would be trading. So, if you are a seller, it may help you to tell your realtor about anything you would consider buying. Your realtor may then be able to suggest trade ideas. We can do that through
our Multiple Listing System and through realtor to realtor communication. Sometimes even non-real estate trades can make it happen. For example, autos, motorhomes and the like. Most trades will not be straight across trades. Most people trade up or trade down, rather than exchanging equally valued properties. So, Jane Field it’s your own property plus some cash if you are trading up, or your property and receive cash if trading down. The other strategy, and it’s the all important one, is keep amending your price so that you are the most appealing buy in your price range. Buyers nearly always view homes, then create a shortlist of the homes they like and then offer where they see the best value. If they don’t do that, they do their research looking for the best prices and only view homes that they feel are well valued. Either way, if you are a seller asking too high a price, you get passed over.
A third strategy is to do everything you can to have your home show well. It needs to show at least as well as the competition. So fix, paint, clean, freshen, de-clutter, and brighten. Consider a professional home stager. Many realtors have enough experience and/or insight to give you some pointers on this subject, as well. No doubt you have read countless articles and viewed many TV shows on this subject. Now is the time to put that knowledge into action. Finally, align yourself with an active realtor. In addition, the Multiple Listing Service coverage is the most broad exposure possible. In this market, you have the best chance of selling with the MLS system and a professional realtor. The opinions expressed here are those of Jane Field. Jane Field is an experienced professional realtor working with RE/MAX Vernon. If you would like to suggest future topics for her articles you can e-mail her at jane@ janefield.com or phone her direct line at 250503-3755.
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PUBLIC NOTICE - DAVISON ROCK The City is currently in the process of designating Davison Rock as a nature reserve to ensure its continued protection as a signiﬁcant geographical landmark and important wildlife habitat area within the Bella Vista Range area. Council has recently authorized the subdivision of the property that will permit a 3.7 hectare (9.0 acre) portion to be used for agricultural purposes. This subdivided portion of the property has a high agricultural potential and will be offered for Lease or Sale. The entire property will remain within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). For information regarding Sale or Lease please contact: Marcel Payeur, Royal LePage Downtown Realty Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Ph. 250-545-5371 For information regarding proposed subdivision please contact: Dale Rintoul, Planner, City of Vernon Email: email@example.com • Ph. 250-550-3575 or, Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, City of Vernon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Ph. 250-550-3245
HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE - REQUEST TO FILL VACANCY The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to ﬁll one vacancy on the Heritage Advisory Committee. The Committee’s objective is to provide Council with recommendations on matters relating to the designation and preservation of heritage buildings and structures. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application forms at Reception at City Hall or on the City’s website at www.vernon.ca/ committees. Applications will be accepted at City Hall no later than Friday, August 6, 2010.
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Lawrence Enterprises, working for the City of Vernon, will be reconstructing the infrastructure on Okanagan Avenue from 39 Street to 36 Street. Construction on Okanagan Avenue is scheduled to begin the week of July 26, 2010 and it will result in a road closure to through trafﬁc with detours in effect for the duration of the project. For further details of the project please contact Brett Barker, Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. at 250-503-0841. The City of Vernon would also like to remind drivers to obey posted construction signage and slow down through detour routes and construction zone.
2 nd QUARTER UTILITY BILLS 2nd Quarter Utility Bills for 2010 have been mailed. Payment must be received on or before August 20, 2010. Any unpaid balances after the due date will be subject to interest @ 12% per annum. The residential water base charge now includes the ﬁrst 20 cubic meters of water per unit. The water service is the responsibility of Greater Vernon Regional Water Supply and the City undertakes billing and maintenance services on their behalf. The Greater Vernon Water Utility Rates Imposition Bylaw No 2437, 2010 can be found at the RDNO’s website at: www.greatervernon.ca. Please be advised on the next billing in October a summer surcharge of $0.18 per cubic meter of water (for a total of $1.10 per cubic meter above 20 cubic meters) will be charged during the 3rd quarter (for approximately 91 days). There has been an increase in garbage & recycling rates in accordance with the City of Vernon Refuse Collection Bylaw. If you have any questions regarding your bill, or if you have not received your bill, please contact a Utility Clerk at City Hall at 545-1361
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The second half of that title could well be “or join the Air Force and never see an aircraft.” Here’s what I mean. It took place in the days of National Service in Great Britain. This was when all males who were physically and mentally fit (although I have some doubts about the latter part) when they attained the age of 18 years had to do two years compulsory military service. Some people were exempt from this for an assortment of reasons but most lads looked on it as a period in life that had to be got through as quickly and painlessly as possible so that they could return to normal life and work in “Civvy Street.” A frequent chat was “Roll on Death, Demob is too far away.” (Demob was the end of one’s service period when one was demobilized.) Actually at the end of the two years one was expected to keep the majority of one’s uniform and personal equipment and be on Reserve Force duty for about five years, but luckily in Britain very few Reservists were ever recalled to duty. Technically the nation was at peace, but the war had only been over for 10 years and there were still a variety of wars and conflicts going on (as there regrettably still are) around the globe. So some National Servicemen died in combat, others did regular service work for the safety of the realm, and others did what was basically civilian work in a military environment. One did not always get to pick how one was to do the two years. Those qualified in occupations that could be used in the ser-
vices stood the best chance of continuing their chosen careers in the military. For most lads the best that they could do was to opt for a service or trade that sounded like a good idea. So it was for me and my best school friend, Alan Ayre. I chose the RAF as I had had an interest in aviation matters for as long as I could remember. Alan was not fussy and his dad had been in the army so Alan chose, or drifted into, the army Just about everyone in all services had to do “square bashing” (that is basic drill, weapons, and other training) for about eight weeks. During this period in the RAF one could have the choice of five trades to go in for. I was intending to pursue a technical/engineering career back in “Civvy Street” so I chose, in priority order, airframe fitter, engine fitter, wireless fitter, and radar fitter for the first four available trades. I had no idea what to select as the fifth choice. The sergeant in charge of the procedure suggested that I put down wireless operator. This sounded vaguely suitable to me, so I made it my fifth choice although it was indicated to me that it was unlikely that I would get a fifth selection made but I had to select something to make a total of five choices The whole choice process took less than five minutes and there was no attempt obvious to match anyone’s desires or abilities to a trade. During our last week of square-bashing the 100 or so of us in our recruit training flight were all paraded in to a large hall to be allocated our trades and postings for the next part of our service, either on
a trade training course or for on-the-job training. There was a collective muttered groan as the first airman was allocated as a cook to Singapore. But when my name was called out I was told that I had been given my fifth choice of wireless operator. I was told that the reason for this was that my colour vision was defective in the reds and greens zone. Off I went to do my trade training courses. At the end of them all I was posted to an ex-airfield in Lincolnshire in Eastern England as a fully-trained Wop D/F Op(A). for ground-based signals duties. There were no aircraft there nor was I ever going to see one during my two years service. Had I been allocated one of my other four trade choices I would have been working on some kind of aircraft and maintaining a lifelong interest in them. But the worst thing was that my friend Alan (who I still keep in touch with in Falkirk, Scotland) although he had joined the county regiment, the Durham Light Infantry, had been posted down to the School of Combined Warfare on Salisbury Plain in the south of England. Here he spent his service flying around in Auster army-cooperation aircraft! So join the infantry and fly, or join the air force and sit on the ground! A friend of mine had an older brother who, during World War Two, started in the army, transferred to the air force, and finished up in the navy. I’ve no doubt that other veterans have similar tales to tell because at the end of the day it is the military that decides your fate according to their needs, not yours.
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Fifty years and still going strong It is with great pride and admiration that the family of Clive and Ann Porteous announce their 50th wedding anniversary. Clive, from Mabel Lake, met Ann Adams from Lumby at Charles Bloom secondary school. Both accomplished athletes, they fell in love and were married Aug. 6, 1960.Their deep love and commitment to each other remains as strong as ever today. Their first home was in Smithers, B.C. where their oldest, Katherine, was born. Being young and homesick, they made their way back to the Lumby area. They had three more children: Kelly, Kevin and Kieth, all born in Vernon. Tragically, Kieth passed away in 1965. Clive was offered a job with Procter Bros. Logging and they moved to Falkland where they raised their children. Ann was well-known as an accomplished seamstress. In the years to come they would see their children marry and have children of their own. Kathy married Barry Newman. Kelly married Doug Cumming and Kevin married Katherine Antony. Clive and Ann moved to Vernon in 1991 where they still live on East Hill. Clive has had many successes hunting and fishing and lots of â€œfish-talesâ€? to tell. Ann was and still is the best home-maker, creating delicious baking and canning and
the best Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter dinners ever. They both look forward to spending their summers at Mabel Lake where they have worked very hard to create their own little piece of paradise. They are the proud grandparents of four beautiful
granddaughters: Jessica, Jennifer, Jamie and Montana as well as four handsome grandsons: Travis, Chandler, Shelby and Domenik. You will often see Clive and Ann attending one of their sporting events, proudly cheering them on. Their active lifestyle and healthy atti-
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Caretenders Inc. is pleased to announce that it has concluded the purchase of the City of Armstrongâ€™s Haugen Avenue site and that it will proceed with the construction of Heaton Place. On-site construction activity should commence within the week. Heaton Place, a retirement residence for seniors, is a 77 unit strata lot development which will be comprised of 76 residential strata lots and one commercial strata lot. The residential strata lots will be a mix of 16 two bedroom suites (approximately 1,100 sq ft) and 60 one bedroom suites (approximately 685 sq ft) that will come equipped with window coverings, appliances, and carpeting. The residential strata lots will be available for purchase or rent. The commercial strata lot, which will be operated and managed by Caretenders Inc., will house the common areas and amenity space integral to this unique community. It will include such things as recreational and activity space, lounges, dining room, commercial kitchen, wellness center, salon; and administrative ofďŹ ces. Each strata owner (or renter) will enjoy a mandatory service package which includes: weekly housekeeping and the laundering of bed and bath linens; breakfast and dinner daily in our dining room; scheduled snacks and refreshments; planned activities and social events; twenty-four hour electronic wireless monitoring; and the security and safety stemming from an environment with twenty-four hour stafďŹ ng and the most current ďŹ re and safety systems. By purchasing a strata lot, residential owners at Heaton Place, preserve their wealth through real estate ownership, while at the same time saving approximately ďŹ fty percent (50%) of the monthly fees that they might otherwise have to pay in distant rental properties of a similar quality; and having a similar amenity and service package. Designed for independent seniors, facility occupants with stable health concerns will be able to avail themselves of limited assisted living services, if required. These services, available at an additional cost, could include the monitoring of medications; bathing; ambulation; and personal grooming assistance. The Wellness Center is intended to keep occupants educated and abreast of health issues common to an aging population; and is intended to serve as a location where area and local service providers might deliver their services on-site to the facility population. Such services might include routine medical examinations, podiatry services; or other home health services. â€œThus, we have adopted the slogan, Enhance Your Lifestyle, Preserve your Wealth,â€? states Alex Miller, Vice President, Caretenders Inc. The 18.8 million dollar project is anticipated to be completed in late 2011. With an extensive and expanding interest list, potential purchasers are encouraged to purchase at pre-construction pricing to avoid possible price increases; and to ensure the best suite selection. Visit our Presentation Center at 3430 Okanagan Street, or call 250-546-3353. The City of Armstrong will use the proceeds from the sale of their land to purchase six one-bedroom residential strata lots in the development upon the completion of construction. â€œAlthough speciďŹ c details have not been ďŹ nalized on how this program will work, it is the Cityâ€™s intention to make these suites available to qualifying residents of the City of Armstrong, who do not have the capital resources available to purchase a strata lot in the development, but who have the available monthly income to pay rent and the monthly service fees. The City of Armstrong is extremely pleased to see the Heaton Place project proceed; and to have 76 units of seniors housing made available to our communityâ€?, states Mayor Chris Pieper. For further information please contact: Alexander Miller, Vice President Caretenders Inc.
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Emma Dolcetti continued her scoring tear, recording four goals to lead Little Tex Outlaws to an 8-3 win over the AF Blazers in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Competitive Division play Thursday night at Marshall Field #3. Dolcetti, a sophomore with the Gonzaga University Bulldogs, earned a hat trick against the Fusion Tuesday night. She had yet another strong game with many shots on net, creating many opportunities in the middle. Lyndsay Lee pocketed a pair of goals for the Tex girls, with singles from Jessa Joles and Tania Ghattis. Joles was a force in the middle, generating opportunities for the forwards with smart ball distribution. Jordan Mercer had a great game at the back, stifling the Blazer offence. The Blazers responded with goals
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AF Blazers’ striker Allison Clarke (left) navigates around Little Tex Outlaws’ defender Jordan Mercer in women's Competitive Division soccer action Thursday night at Marshall Field #3. The Outlaws earned an 8-3 decision. from Krista Ference, Delinah Erbenich and, playing her first game of the year, Chelsea Ricketts.
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keepers, United’s Alyssa Armstrong and Dr. Lee’s Lisa Arrotta, made some clutch saves to keep the game close.
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Armstrong’s Sylvie Fraser earned a score of 65.143 to strike silver in dressage on the opening day of the B.C. Summer Games Thursday in Langley. On the track, Armstrong’s Ella Brown ran to a fifthplace showing in the girls 100-metre sprint, finishing in 13.46 seconds. Brown, a member of the Vernon AAA Track and Field Club,
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Okanagan region was fourth in the overall medal standings with 22 (nine gold, five silver and eight bronze). Zone 3 Fraser Valley was first with 19 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze
(44 medals). More than 3,000 athletes between the ages of 14 and 15 are representing eight regions at the four-day affair, which comprises 23 different events.
Local tennis players are invited to participate in both singles and doubles league play, starting Saturday, Sept. 4. Players or teams will play a minimum of six matches against players of their own skill level. Players receive a schedule in the mail and they then make their own arrangements to schedule matches with opponents. League results will be recorded on the Internet. “This is a good opportunity to
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It came down the final week of play, but Team Blois – skip Donna Blois, vice Loretta Monk and lead Barry Blois – claimed first place in the Vernon Competitive Mixed Lawn Bowling League. Although tied for points, Blois shaded runnersup Team Adamoski (skip Ken Adamoski, vice Bill Aldag and lead Christine Pilgrim) based on point differential. The league is hosted by the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club.
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In only their third season of existence, the Kamloops Venom have captured the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League title. The host Venom grounded the Vernon Re/Max Tigers 5-4 in overtime on Thursday night at Memorial Arena to win the best-of-five championship series 3-1. The Cats controlled most of the play throughout the game, peppering Venom star netminder Andrew Copeland with 52 shots. Tiger veteran Braidy Webb said Copeland, who was ejected from Game 3 for wearing illegal equipment (oversized shoulder pads), was the difference Thursday. “He played a great game. We got a lot of movement on offence, but we couldn’t get anything by him. He definitely knows how to stand between the posts,” said Webb, 21, one of four graduating Tigers. Captain Robbie Short, Blake Lewis and Russel MacLean are the other three. Added Tigers’ assistant coach and general manager Rich Zecchel: “We outshot them 52-42, we out-played them, we out-hit them, we punished them. We deserved that win, but their goalie stoned us. “We got no breaks, and they always seemed to score that late goal (in this series). We just couldn’t squeeze out a win.” The Venom now advance to the provincial junior B lacrosse championship, a fourteam affair that will take place, July 30-Aug. 3 at the George Preston Arena in Langley. Jamie Forster opened the scoring for Kamloops, but Vernon responded in the second period with goals from Joey Klein, Nolan Frame and Short. Goals by the Venom’s Rob Peterson and Cole Eustache had the game tied 3-3 going into the second intermission. There was just one penalty called the entire game, which Zecchel said is a good indica-
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The Vernon Tigers’ Nolan Frame (right) protects the ball from Kamloops Venom defender Brandon Pittman in Game 4 of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League championship series Thursday night at Memorial Arena in Kamloops. The Venom won 5-4 to claim the TOJLL playoff pennant. tion of how entertaining this matchup was. “It was a well-played game, well attended, the refs let us play. It was just good lacrosse,” he said. Brett Hanna had a glorious chance to pot the winner in the final minute of regulation. In a gutsy call, the Venom pulled Copeland in the final minute to try to earn the win, but it nearly backfired as Hanna worked through their press and unleashed a shot from centre that hit the post with three seconds left of the clock. Steve Bordon potted the winner in non-sudden death overtime, after regular-season scoring leader Quinn Smith and Webb traded goals earlier in the extra frame. While the Venom are more renowned for their runand-gun offence, Webb said Kamloops’ defence held its own. “They play really tight defence and it was difficult getting their guys to move in the crease.” The Venom finished second this season in the seven-team TOJLL at 11-2-1, two points
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behind the Tigers (12-1-1). Since the TOJLL was formed in 2000, Kamloops squads have won six of the 11 titles. The Kamloops Rattlers captured five straight crowns from 200408 before the Tigers claimed it last season. While Webb would have loved to have added a second straight TOJLL playoff pennant to the trophy case, he will think back on this season, and his career with the Tigers, fondly. “It was a good way to go out. We had a great season last year, and we only lost one game in the (regular) season this year. It was fun being around the guys. I’ll miss it,” he said. “We had our chance last year, and now they get their chance this year, and I wish them the best of luck and hope they come back with something.” Zecchel noted the Tigers are expected to be a contender again next year. “We’re getting half of the (North Okanagan Legends) Midget A2 gold-medal team, and Armstrong is getting the other half.
“They got mostly lefties, we got all righties,” added Zecchel, grinning. The Tigers thanked sponsors Re/Max, Boston Pizza, Coca-Cola and Canaccord Wealth Management. ■ For the first time in five years, the Shaw Cup will reside in a different barn. The four-time defending Okanagan X-treme Lacrosse League playoff champion Kelowna Raiders fell 7-6 to the Kamloops Rattlers in a seriesdeciding Game 3 of the Shaw Cup semifinals Friday night at Memorial Arena. The Rattlers will face the regular-season champion Armstrong Shamrocks in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series Monday night (8 p.m.) at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. Game 2 will go Wednesday in Kamloops, with Game 3, if necessary, returning to Nor-Val Friday. The Shamrocks swept the Vernon Tigers 2-0 in their semifinal series. The Rattlers won the regular-season series between the two teams 3-1.
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Surrey’s Adam Svensson is the youngest player ever to win a B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. The 16-year-old put together four solid rounds of 67-71-68-70 to claim the 2010 title at the Castlegar Golf Club Friday afternoon. Svensson carded an eagle on the par-5 16th hole and never looked back as he played to a five shot victory with 8-under-par 276. “I was hitting the ball great and I putted great,” said Svensson. “I was plus-one on the front, so pressure was on for the back. I was one-up on 15. Justin (Shin of Pitt Meadows) doubled and I eagled 16. That took the pressure off to par it in.” Shin finished in a three-way tie for second place with Darren Wallace and Adam Cornelson, both from Langley. A playoff saw Wallace nab the final spot on the Willingdon Cup team to join Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, Eugene Wong of North Vancouver, and Svensson at the Canadian Amateur Championship at London Hunt/Redtail Golf Course in London, Ont. Aug. 10-15. Cory Renfrew of Victoria, B.C. and Riley Wheeldon of Courtenay, B.C. tied for fifth at twounder par 282. Predator Ridge’s Justin Wurz was the top local amateur, shooting rounds of 75-70-72-80 to finish tied for 39th with a 13-over-par 297. Conner Kozak of the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club stroked rounds of 78-70-75-80 for a four-round total of 303, finishing in 63rd.
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Low Net Front: King Cam, Guy Ballaux 35 Low Gross Back: Paul Reid 34 Low Net Back: John Stewart 31 Deuces: Stefan Schneider ($40) 9-12 FLIGHT Low Gross: Wes Carr, Bob Slonski, Jamie Cameron 79 Low Net: Jim Fuhr 67 Low Gross Front: Dyck Regier 39 Low Net Front: Tosh Oizumi, Tom Gordon 33 Low Gross Back: Tyler Galenzoski 37 Low Net Back: Dave Cunningham 33 Deuces: Dick Rosman ($70) 13-15 FLIGHT Low Gross: Cec Thorne 81 Low Net: Gerry Obrecht 66 Low Gross Front: Laurie Jenner 41 Low Net Front: Bill Diet, Doug Jackson, Blake Kimura 35 Low Gross Back: Gary Kennell 38 Low Net Back: Guy Schmirler 33 Deuces: #12: Thorne ($20); #7: Obrecht ($20) 16+ FLIGHT Low Gross: Kent Jantz 82 Low Net: Ken Richardson 77 Low Gross Front: Dave Minshull 40 Low Net Front: Fred Soderberg 32 Low Gross Back: Rob Tornberg, Scott Piper 39 Low Net Back: Dean Banks 34 Deuces: none Net Skins: #2: Ron Harper $20; #5: Dave Ingram $5; #7: Obrecht $5; #12: Thorne $5; #13: Chuck Stephenson $$20; #14 Hubie Petersen $10; #16: Al Graydon $40; #17: Dave Gerhardt $15; #18: Guy Schmirler $5 Gross Skins: #9: Garth Wells $10; #15: John Stewart $15 VERNON MEN’S NIGHT - JULY 21 2-MAN COMBINED NET FRONT 9 TEAMS 1st: Marty Stein, John Kuly 65 2nd: Nathan Mackintosh, Garry Pruden 66 0-26 HANDICAP 1st: Steve King, Greg Betts 136R 2nd: Chris Rogers, Bob Birmingham 136R 3rd: Glen Taylor, Ken Kurbis 138 4th: Fakri Siddiqui, Mike Humphrey 139 5th: Peter McLean, Clark Inglis 140 27+ HANDICAP 1st: Ian Foord, Dennis Edwards 132 2nd: Brian Bonenfant, Mel Henderson 134 3rd: Ted Ikari, Doug Buckingham 137R
Doug Massie was supposed to be a standin for the shortstaffed Kal Tire Thursday night in West Kelowna. Instead, the burly, bald striker was a standout, scoring three times in an 8-2 Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League win over Westside. Massie, who earned the Cialis Man of the Match, completed his hat trick with a 25-yard, leftfooted corker top shelf in the second half. Ken James also scored three goals for the Tiremen, including a header off a Jim Sparrow header. Denis Chabot had the other two goals for Kal Tire, who improved to 11-2-1. Mike Zuber earned the win at Constable Neil Bruce School.
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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL
PUZZLE NO. 203
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Although you may not take any spur-of-the-moment commitment you make seriously today, others will. Once the words are out of your mouth, you must stand by them or suffer the consequences.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If something truly nice happens for you today, try to include others or credit them for your good fortune if you can. Having no cheering section will diminish your happiness.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Developments that can contribute to your well-being will be handled well today, however, a number of other situations might not receive the same thoughtful treatment. You’ll pay the price.
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The year ahead could be one in which Lady Luck will play a far more active role in your affairs than she has in the past. A number of fortuitous interventions on her part will be responsible for altering what hasn’t been working well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If you’re inviting a few people over to your place today to participate in a fun activity, have second thoughts about including someone who rubs the others wrong. S/he could be a spoiler. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Be as democratic as possible today when it comes to issues involving the family. Don’t take it upon yourself to make all the decisions without consulting with the others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You wouldn’t consciously bring up issues that have always generated dissention, but today you could do so without thinking if you’re not careful. Think before you open your mouth. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Remember it is never wise to take anything of a commercial nature for granted, but if you ignore this wisdom today, events will show you why. It’ll be your loss if you get careless. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) An idea you think is pretty nifty might not appeal to your spouse or any of the others involved, so don’t take it upon yourself to set it in motion without first conferring with the clan. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) A good opportunity that could better things for you might present itself today, but it will count for nothing if you don’t take advantage of it. Don’t rest your feet when you should be dancing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) There’s an excellent chance that lots of good things will be happening for you today, but a couple of bum things could get interwoven. Don’t let them take away your upbeat spirit. CANCER (June 21-July 22) By keeping an even keel on the management of your funds today, you can offset the few losses you might experience. It’s important not to be prudent one minute and unduly extravagant the next.
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Three years away from an election, B.C. finance minister Colin Hansen appeared to be on the stump when he arrived in this Liberal-laden region for a presentation entitled Building a Better B.C. “I’m very optimistic for 2013,” he said Tuesday afternoon, when asked whether the Liberals would survive to see another four years in the legislature. “Over the last nine years we’ve built a solid economy, there have been record highs of job creation and when you look at the nine-year track record, B.C. can be seen as an economic leader.” Regardless of his take, getting British Columbians on the same page may require some significant action because the party is contending with plummeting popularity that seems to be fuelled by dissent over the HST. An online Angus Reid public opinion poll of 801 British Columbians
released last week, shows a 23-point drop in B.C. Liberal support in July, compared to the 46 per cent of people who voted for the party in May 2009. Support dwindled as the HST implementation date neared. The party’s support sat at 35 per cent in March, 29 per cent in April and 26 per cent in June. The data collecting agency also found that 76 per cent of respondents are against the controversial new tax, and that 75 per cent would vote to abolish it if there was a referendum. All this dissent, Hansen explained, stems from poor communication. Hansen added that a big part of the problem was an Elections B.C. decision to block the party from advertising the benefits of the HST while a petition aimed at quashing it was circulating. The tax, he explained, will cost consumers a bit more from the get-go, but in the long run it
For the record Morning Star Staff
There was an error printed in the Wednesday, July 21 issue of The Morning Star regarding a charity concert tonight for 10-year-old Jade Freeman’s nonprofit, Trees Make a Difference. The story, which said that tickets for the show could be purchased by e-mailing Freeman, contained an incorrect email address. Freeman’s correct e-mail is email@example.com. The concert, featuring the Cats and the Fiddle band, is tonight at 5 p.m. at the Mackie Lake House. Tickets are $10 for adults, and free for children five and under.
will streamline taxation and ultimately reduce the sticker price of most items. It’s proven to be the case in Atlantic provinces, he said, and British Columbians will eventually see the same impact. Above all else, the province is in good stead economically, he said, pointing to a deficit that’s $1.7 billion, as opposed to the projected $2.8 billion, and taxation on families that’s less than a decade ago.
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Travelling each leg of the 3,000-kilometre bicycle journey around B.C., Tulani Ackerman has lots of time to think about the students she teaches back in Prince Rupert. She’s on a 43-day campaign for her StEps for Students program so British Columbians will think about students too as she raises awareness of the challenges faced by the province’s public schools. Stopping in Vernon Tuesday on the 20th day of her quest, the 30-year-old high school teacher says she’d like to see more co-operation between educators and politicians because it’s kids that suffer when blame is volleyed back and forth. “As a society, we need to find creative ways to educate our children,” said the Rossland native. “We need to figure out the challenges and find solutions so people have confidence to put their kids in the system.” Ackerman says the lack of one-on-one instruction due to increased class sizes and decreased support staff as well as a decline in learning outside the classroom bothers many young parents. “This is for awareness,” she said of her bike tour. “I’m just stating that we can create an education system that meets the needs of our kids and works for everyone, not just a select few.” Tuesday’s leg of the tour was a relatively easy one for Ackerman as she left Salmon Arm in the morning and was in Vernon by the early afternoon. Some days see her travel more than 100 kilometres. Her mother-in-law Barb Henderson drives alongside in a station wagon, plans accommodations and keeps the food and beverages stocked up on a $28-dollar-a-day budget. Heat and sore legs have been challenges but the pair will truck on through the Kootenays this week and will wind up in Victoria on Aug. 12. “We’re starting earlier in the morning which is helping,” said Ackerman. “Barb keeps me hydrated and fed. “Rain or shine, the only thing that comes to mind is how many kids I can help. I just think of my students and keep on biking.” Entering her fifth year as a teacher, Ackerman says an objective must be identified that all interest groups can work towards. “We need to put the same goal in mind and that’s how to put children first,” she said. You can follow Ackerman on her journey and donate to the effort via her website which is www.stepsforstudents.ca.
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Edible flowers are as delicious as they are beautiful and will add an elegant addition to any celebration plus itâ€™s an easy and exquisite way to impress family and friends. Be sure to choose flowers that are organically grown (no chemicals) and those that are safe to eat. Edible flowers are both nutritious and delicious, adding vitamins, minerals and low calories to any recipe, such as salads, casseroles and drinks. Try making flavoured sugars by layering flower petals such as rose, lavender or lemon balm in a jar with fine sugar; seal the jar and wait for two weeks before using. Another idea is to freeze a pansy into each ice cube for those special drinks. Flowers available this time of year include lavender, nasturtiums, pansies, day lilies, asters, hollyhocks, gardenia and violets. Todayâ€™s recipes include an appetizer salad, stuffed squash blossoms, a cookie recipe and a wonderful scone recipe that can be eaten with any fruit in season. Orange and Lavender Salad 4 ripe oranges 2 tsp. freshly chopped lavender blossoms 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar Lettuce leaves to serve Cut orange slices into quarters, then place all ingredients except for the salad leaves, in a large mixing bowl and mix gently but thoroughly. Arrange salad leaves on individual plates and top with the orange mixture. Serve as a first course or side salad. Stuffed Squash Blossoms 18 zucchini, acorn or pumpkin blossoms, stamen removed Cheese Filling: 3 oz. goat cheese (feta) 3 oz. cream cheese Â˝ tsp. red pepper flakes Â˝ tsp. dried oregano Âź tsp. dried basil 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Beer batter: 2 tbsp. cornstarch Â˝ cup flour Â˝ tsp. salt Âź tsp. black pepper Âź tsp. celery salt Âź tsp. baking soda Â˝ tsp. baking powder 1 egg, beaten Â˝ cup cold, flat beer Vegetable oil for frying Salt and pepper to taste Grated Parmesan and sliced chives for garnish
Scones served with clotted cream and berries is a delicious tea time treat.
A salad with pansies tossed into the mix adds a burst of colour and a tasty complement to the greens. Gently swish the squash blossoms in cold water to clean. Carefully twirl to remove most of the water, then drain thoroughly on paper towels. Set aside. Beat goat cheese, cream cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper until blended. Gently fill each blossom with about 2 tsp. of the cheese filling. Refrigerate while making batter. In a heavy skillet, heat 2 inches of oil to 375 F over medium heat. While oil is heating, whisk together cornstarch, flour, salt, pepper, celery salt, baking soda, baking powder, egg and beer until combined. Carefully dip a stuffed blossom into the batter, covering the entire flower, and ease into the hot oil. Brown on one side, then turn to brown the other. Cook only a few at a time so they arenâ€™t crowded. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining squash blossoms. Sprinkle stuffed blossoms with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Yield: 8-10 servings. Sweet Wine Lavender Cookies Lavender Sugar: 2 tbsp. fresh lavender flowers (or 1 tbsp. dried) 1 cup superfine white sugar. Cookies: 1 cup plus 1-1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/3 cup lavender sugar, divided Pinch of salt 4 tbsp. (Âź cup) cold butter, cut into pieces 2-1/2 tbsp. sweet white wine 12 leaves of fresh lavender, chopped finely
Lavender sugar: combine sugar and lavender in a glass jar, seal tightly, and store in a warm, dry spot for 2 weeks to infuse the sugar. Sift through a fine sieve to remove flowers before using. Cookies: Preheat oven to 375 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease. Remove 1 tbsp. of measured 1/3 cup lavender sugar and set aside. Whisk together remaining sugar, flour, and salt until combined. Rub butter into flour using your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in wine and lavender leaves. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should bond together. Gather up dough and place on a floured board. Roll into a rectangle 1/8-inch thick. Use a pizza wheel or a sharp knife to cut strips 2-inches long by 1-inch wide. Twist each strip once in the centre to resemble a bow and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges barely begin to turn brown. Cool on wire racks and dust with remaining lavender sugar. Makes about 36 cookies. Lemon Lavender Scones with Clotted Cream and Berries (rose petals/hips can be substituted for lavender, remove bitter, white part of petal first) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/3 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tsp. Finely grated zest of 2 lemons 2 tsp. finely chopped dried lavender, divided
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt Â˝ cup buttermilk plus 1 tbsp. Âž cup powdered sugar, sifted 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice Clotted (Devonshire) cream to accompany scones Assorted berries for serving Centre an oven rack and preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into medium bowl. Add the 1/3 cup of the sugar, lemon zest and 1-1/2 tsp. dried lavender. Mix to combine. Cut the chilled butter into 1/2-inch pieces and drop into bowl of dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture until evenly distributed and no large pieces of butter are visible. Combine yogurt and Â˝ cup of the buttermilk in a glass measuring cup, whisk. Add to dry ingredients and stir until dough comes together. Coat your hands with flour and pull the dough from the bowl onto a floured surface. Knead dough lightly, folding and flattening it several times. Pat dough into a 6-inch circle, approximately 1-inch thick. Transfer dough onto prepared baking sheet. Brush the top with remaining 1 tbsp. of the buttermilk, sprinkle remaining 1 tsp. sugar over the top. Using blunt side of a large knife, score the circle into 8 wedges without cutting all the way through. Bake about 23 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool scones on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining lavender, powdered sugar and lemon juice. Stir until smooth. Transfer scones onto a cutting board and cut into wedges using the scored lines as a guide. Place scones on the rack set over the baking sheet. Drizzle the icing over slightly warm scones. Serve with a generous dollop of clotted cream and fresh berries of your choice. Makes 8 scones. Note: Devonshire cream can be purchased in most local grocery and specialty stores, in the dairy section.
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or the majority of people, athletic performance and general fitness don’t match up in the same category. In actual fact, an athlete and general fitness enthusiast can be in the exact same category when it comes to dysfunction and training. Do not fool yourself into thinking that your training should be any different if you do not consider yourself an athlete. The human body is athletic in every movement we make. When it comes to fitness conditioning it’s important to get a clear understanding of what category you fall into so any program you follow will address your needs. There are three main components to think about. Movement which means you have optimal functional movement. Performance which shows adequate power and coordinated movement. And skill that shows you have optimal sports-specific or activity-specific skill. For many people there is an imbalance between these areas. There can be an overpowered or underpowered or underskilled
athlete/individual. Take someone who is highly powered but unstable. This individual may seem strong but lacks appropriate stability to reduce injuries and transfer even more power. Or take an athlete who is highly skilled in their sport but is actually lacking strength, power or consistency and fizzles out early in the game. There needs to be a reason why you are training the way you do. Even basic fat loss programs need to
address limitations. Many training programs now have become far too specialized and fancy. You must keep it simple. True success lies in the individual who can move with appropriate range of motion, has an increased sense of body awareness and an appropriate amount of power production. You need to have enough stability, mobility and proper movement to handle loads and forces during training, life and game play. You
will then feel like you are in control of your surroundings and any chance of injuries is greatly reduced. So what does this all mean for you? It means don’t exercise blindly. Do not follow generic programs. Think about your weaknesses and limitations when you move and find out how to reduce them. Education is the key to fitness success. Strong Points is written by Rhonda Catt, a certified personal trainer in the North Okanagan.
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The Vernon & District Animal Care Society hopes that rural property owners will save the lives of eight adult cats who lost their home when their rescuer fell seriously ill and could no longer care for them. Society president Heather Pettit hopes that the felines can be placed in barns. “These shy cats are not adoptable as family pets,” says Pettit, “but they will make excellent mousers. They are vaccinated and spayed or neutered. They’ll work seven days a week for a little food, water and shelter and never produce unwanted kittens.” Anyone willing to give one or more of these cats a second chance at life is urged to call Pettit at 250-542-7203. “These animals, and hundreds of others like them, do not deserve to die. They are the innocent victims of human irresponsibility.” In the last two years VDACS has trapped, spayed/ neutered and returned 519 feral (unsocialized) cats in the North Okanagan. “Unfortunately, the problem of abandoned cats and their feral offspring remains huge. If you have homeless cats in your area, call VDACS for help.
“They are the innocent victims of human irresponsibility.” — Heather Pettit “Female cats can have two to three litters a year with four to five kittens in an average litter, so don’t delay making a phone call. If you can’t afford the total cost of “fixing” your own cat or dog the society will help too. Call Pettit or visit www.
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he smell of chlorine triggers happy childhood memories for me of hours and hours spent in my hometown, at Strathroy’s outdoor community pool. Or perhaps even earlier memories of Melwood Park in Metcalf Township. I love swimming and as a result of having a pool for the summer am rekindling that joy. And my skin and hair are grateful that it is a salt water one and not a chlorine pool! Michele Blais At the town pool I took lessons, swam on the swim team, diving club and synchronized teams. When I got older I helped teach lessons. My social life as a kid was around the pool and it was cheap entertainment for my family, as a pass was probably at the time $30. Locally families in Armstrong and Lavington can enjoy their outdoor pools. When the lads were shorter we made many a day trip out to these communities to enjoy their park and pool, even taking our bikes so we could explore the area to make it a full adventure. Swimming can be joyful and dangerous. Water is described as gentle, calm, and wild, and wicked. I was fortunate to take to swimming easily and was like a fish, diving, holding my breath under water for ages to go great distances. I also like to float. There is something so peaceful about lounging on a floatie or floating on your back, sculling the water gently with your hands, legs together, still, eyes closed or open to watch the clouds. No one disturbs you in that moment of silence with just the gentle lulling of the water against your body. My mother could float for ages and be so still, sometimes so still that people would approach her to see if she was OK.
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I say dangerous because if you can’t swim, water can be a scary place. We are never too old to learn, and basic dog paddling can allow you to enjoy the water and provide comfort, as can treading water. Four hundred people a year will die from water-related accidents, most while boating, and so it is important to be aware, wear lifejackets and use common sense. When the boys were younger our good friend Lyle would not let them on to his dock without a lifejacket. It was a good rule, kids move quickly and can be hurt in an instant. He knew this firsthand from a friend’s young son dying when trying to help tie up a boat in a storm. One minute he was on the dock, the next he was gone. Teach your children to swim: it is a great skill that can be free, enjoyed in so many different places and enjoyed for a lifetime. With the world being 75 per cent water, it makes sense. Life experience will teach us many lessons and a few months spent on a sailboat in the Caribbean taught me to appreciate the force of the ocean. The wind seemed to change in a flash, although as time went on I would learn to watch for the ripple on the top as the beginning of change. My first night on a solo watch the winds changed from 12 knots to 36 and my peaceful enjoyment became action. Thank goodness the other crew were light sleepers and heard my cry for help, and it was amazing to see the wind pick up, the boat respond and the adrenaline levels rise. I must admit I do like the fast wind, the boat moving with the rise and fall of the waves, cutting through, sails capturing the wind, and then eventually peace again like it never happened. It was a beautiful trip and one I revisit in my memory bank often, dolphins swimming beside us, no other sailboat or ship, or land in sight, the sounds of the waves lulling us into this feeling of
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tranquility, monotony or charging us to have all senses on alert. And then into a safe harbour, sharing stories of adventure, listening to other tales and planning the next outing. I am very grateful for that time. With three lakes in our community we have many opportunities to enjoy the water. As a parent on a budget I was always glad to have those days of free recreation at one of our local parks. Paddlewheel Park was a favourite as it has a shaded beach area, playground, and easy parking, so it is not to far too walk with all the stuff we needed for a day at the beach. Same as Kin Beach with its playground, shade, bigger beach and parking area. As they got taller and didn’t need strollers, Kal Park and Kal Beach were also regulars spots, especially on volleyball night. The Peanut Pool was another favourite in the early years. Another favourite activity of mine in the summer is floating down the river in Enderby, in those moments of laziness, content in my tube, or rubber dinghy I think of Mark Twain and his characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and their river antics. My brother Paul lives in downtown Toronto and loves the city, and all its trimmings. However, a float down the lazy river is an enjoyable contrast to his noisy world, as is sleeping on our floating dock at the cabin — another must do during summer visits. Rowing on Swan Lake has also been a very enjoyable activity, the rhythm of the paddlers, the oars dipping in together, pull out and in. Beautiful and one that I want to do more. Living here we are fortunate that we have so many water sources that are safe, clean and accessible. We have at times not been concerned and we should be. “We will never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” Enjoy this precious resource, be aware and be careful.
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The Kindale Developmental Association presents motivational speaker Cory Johnson Aug. 6 in Vernon. Johnson was born with cerebral palsy and had a stroke at age 11. He uses his life experiences, inspiration and education to overcome barriers and encourages audiences to see new possibilities within themselves and others. He challenges people to remove their own, sometimes selfimposed barriers, that
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Community Calendar JULY 25
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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 adult. Volunteers interested in art invited to come down and help at workshops. The gallery is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. Call 250-503-2297. July 25 features jewellery making with Starling Taylor and Robin Shanks. THE VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS The last Sunday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Us-2-Café, 2904-33rd St. New members and visitors welcome. BISHOP WILD BIRD SANCTUARY Open to public July 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come and see where the birds are on Kalamalka Lake. Tours of the grounds and activities for kids of all ages will take place throughout the afternoon, 12408 Coldstream Creek Rd. For more info., phone 250-542-5122. VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays. Also meets at 5:45 a.m., Tuesdays at Bagel Lane and Thursdays at Bean Scene. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., at Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall on Kal Rd. See www.krakenfjord.org
t’s time to start thinking Tee off for the Cure Sept. 10 and 11 at Vernon Golf and Country Club, the eighth annual fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, all funds raised will be used in the North Okanagan for digital diagnostic equipment speciﬁc to breast cancer, a Faxitron, which is a state-of-the-art X-ray machine that allows small pieces of breast tissue to be X-rayed independently of the mammography procedure. Last year’s team winner for Best Costume share a a laugh at the tournament: Jacki Bastin, Lesley Geoghegan, Sharon Cook and Hannelore Vannetta. For more information, to register your team or to make a donation, please go to the website at www.winewomenandwoods.com
48th Ave. Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave. Cornerstone Group (X). Men’s closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St. New Life Group (H), open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave. Cherryville Grapevine meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., off Creighton Valley Rd., Cherryville. (H) Handic. Access (X) No Access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour at Vernon Alliance Church. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests welcome to see if they wish to join the — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects on display and we usually have brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more info., please call John at 545-0119. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Movie night July 26 at Vernon Towne Cinema, 6 p.m., Vernon Film Society showing of Please Give. Call Dot by Sunday if attending, 542-4042. HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP Anyone interested in joining a group to meet others with the same issues, information, social interaction and lots of fun, please contact Brenda at 250-542-2555 or e-mail email@example.com.
“HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Join us at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Let’s set sail and discover the depths of God’s love together July 26 - 30, 9 a.m. - noon each day. Cost is $20 per child for the week. Program is for children who have completed kindergarten through Grade 6. There is a special program for children entering kindergarten. Pre-registration essential. To register call the church office at 549-2244. We are at 5151 Alain Rd. (off Silver Star Rd). TEXAS HOLD ‘EM Mondays at the Air Force Club at 7 p.m. All texas hold’em players welcome to come and develop your skills, in a live game and network with other players in a friendly tournament style format playing for points! TIMBRETONE MENS’ BARBERSHOP CHORUS Meets Mondays at 7 p.m., at the North Okanagan Community Life Society (NOCLS), 2400-46th Ave. All male singers any age welcome to join us. For info. phone 260-4435 or 503-2552. NARCOTICS ANON. Women’s Topic Meeting Mondays at 6:30 p.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room 002. Our 24-hour helpline is 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE SUMMER CAMP 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something Remarkable Raptor Flyers July 27 (4-6 yrs), July 29 (7-10 to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday yrs). Learn about the raptors (birds of prey) in B.C., and to Friday it’s snooker at 12:30 p.m. Friendship Club 2nd and especially in the Okanagan! Find out how they fly, and make 4th Monday each month at 1 p.m. For information call Joy at your own raptor glider to take home. Whose will fly the fastest and furthest? Fees: $20 per child per morning session. To 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. INDEPENDENT LIVING VERNON Hosts youth support register, call 250-260-4227 or see www.abnc.ca group for people with physical, mental or developmental CAETANI HOUSE HISTORICAL TOURS Every Tuesday disabilities called Youth Opportunities Unlimited, aka YOU and Thursday at 2 p.m. the historical tour will tak you through Group, and open to all youth ages 15 to 29. Group runs all the grounds of the house and back through time. The story year, People Place, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays for Lifestyle of the Caetani family is one of fascination and inspiration. Skills and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. for free recreational Admission by donation. Call Brian Badgero at 250-275-1525. time. No fees to join or requirements, other than having a FREE PILATES CLASSES Offered by Rose Pilates. Bring disability. Call Crystal at 250-545-9292, ext. 204, for more an exercise mat, wear something stretchy and join the information or e-mail PHONE FOR PRE-APPROVAL firstname.lastname@example.org
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RESTORATION AND HEALING FOR WOUNDED SOULS A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vernon Family Church (beside Lincoln Lanes). Call 545-0935 or 545-9648. COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. FREEDOM GROUP MEETS Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Provides a caring environment for family members of a loved one with a mental illness to share your hopes, fears, experiences and knowledge with other family members supporting a loved one with a mental illness. You are not alone. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Mental Illness Family Support & Information Centre, room 301, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Call Dianne at 260-3233, MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, corner of Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235. KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. For more information, call 545-8650. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All 19 and over welcome. For more information, call 250-542-2877. ARMSTRONG LIONS CLUB, BINGO Every Tuesday at Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., start at 7 p.m. SENIORS LUNCHES AT ARMSTRONG LEGION Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $6. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8455.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Heavenly creatures ride into Everyone
’ve never met a vice I liked, until now. But then I’ve never been asked to take my moral compass for a spin by the devil in disguise himself like the poor family in Everyone does. A modern morality play that takes its audience to the pearly gates of Caravan Farm Theatre, Everyone, directed by the farm’s artistic director Estelle Shook, is for anyone who wants to laugh until they cry. For its opus with the “mostest,” Caravan took on the overwhelming task of inviting six independent B.C.-based theatre companies to help them create a piece of a whole puzzle based on a Middle Age morality text. What they came up with will knock your knickers off, a moral dilemma in itself that is tackled in the play. And despite a few bumps in the road on opening night Thursday, such as the errant child who came wandering into one scene, the loud, Kristin Froneman but very timely whinnies of some of the equine crew, and one human in the audience who couldn’t help shout out her thoughts –– maybe it was the wine, maybe she was excited, who knows?–– Everyone managed to flow, despite its seven very different scenes. Each brings on a flood of emotion, and some very colourful characters. It all starts in the darkness where a mother and father from long ago are given an impossible decision to get into heaven. And let’s just say it’s a hard choice to digest. But just when you think Everyone is about to sink into a pit of despair, with the pearly gates closed for all eternity, we leave the Middle Ages and are introduced to an everyday modern family. Mother, father, son and daughter are plucked out of the audience by the wickedly delightful Vice and his gorgeous adversary Virtue, and after many interruptions caused by a cell phone (one of the character’s, not an audience member’s, luckily), they are presented with a map that will lead them to heaven... which begs the question: where’s Dora the Explorer when you really need her?! Accompanied by a band of instrument-wielding bandits who play the fantastic score by composer/musical director David Rhymer, each scene that follows comes in the form of a set pulled by the farm’s horses and their handlers –– a glorious sight. The anticipation of what’s going to happen as the caravans (talk about a magical touch by set designer Catherine Hahn, her painters and crew) pull into place is like dinner followed by dark chocolate, a glass of red vino, and, well, you know. It’s that satisfying. And it just wouldn’t be an entertaining enough story without the allegorical characters –– greed, shame, procreation, lust and the hilariously evil host of a game show called Killing Conundrum (you have to see it to believe it) –– along the road that test the family. Everyone would be nothing without its cast of six pri-
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Actor Courtenay Dobbie makes an angelic appearance on a unicorn, horse Suzy, in Caravan Farm Theatre’s summer production of Everyone. mary actors who flit to and fro, over fences through wood to catch their caravan cab. Playing silver-tongued devil Vice is Martin Julien, a Caravan Farm alumnus who’s played crazy beautifully before: think Pinchbeck from The Apple Orchard or Cyrano from Cyrano of the Northwest. Part Jack Nicholson from Witches of Eastwick mixed with Iggy Pop, with his whisky-soaked voice and penchant for wearing his shirt wide open, he serves up the writers’ delicious one-liners and soliloquies. Julien re-teams with his Cyrano castmate, Caravan alum Courtenay Dobbie (Joan Henry), who plays Virtue as part Joni Mitchell, part Lady Gaga, with her strong voice, wry humour, and a spot-on sense of timing. Paul Braunstein, as dad Richard, is a rarity: a male multi-tasker who can wield a cell phone as well as a drum kit (yep, that’s him getting up there with the band to play) while making some memorable cameos as a murderer and a doctor. If that’s not a conundrum, I don’t know what is. The delightful Deborah Williams (of Mom’s The Word fame) plays mother Jane, whose dealings with her family
deliver one of the play’s most heartfelt moral dilemmas in the form of her howling, Alzheimer’s-ridden father, otherwise known as Grandpa “Pep Pep.” Scene stealer David Petersen, who is so funny you will need a bedpan, goes along for most of the ride in a wheelbarrow, pushed by his lovable and clueless Gameboy and caterpillar loving grandson William (Kyle Cameron). He’s a nerd with a cause who becomes a hero to cheer for. Meanwhile, his sister Sally, played by the energetic Evelyn Chew, has her own path to follow that sees her mixed up with some strange bedfellows, quite literally. And it would be remiss not to mention the true stars of this show, the farm’s equine crew: Luke and Jason, Nip and Tuck, Bjorgie, Nissa and Breezy, Shotgun and a beautiful white horse named Suzie who makes a rather celestial appearance as a unicorn ridden by an angel near the end of the play. Heaven can’t wait. Everyone runs nightly, except Monday, until Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller box office, at 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Visit caravanfarmtheatre. com for more info.
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Guitar camps strike a chord
KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
It takes more than slinging a guitar strap across your shoulder and whacking at the strings to become a guitar hero. Those wanting to slide up the frets like Eric Clapton, shred like Slash, or finger pick like Paco de Lucia need to start somewhere, and playing an actual instrument, instead of a computer animated game in your home rec room, can really help. Lance Carr, known also as Gitano Lanza, the flamenco guitarist at Vernon’s Los Huesos restaurant, is all for placing guitars in people’s hands and allowing them to create music in all its forms. Having just wrapped up a beginner guitar camp for all ages last week, he starts up a flamenco guitar class this week, where students will gather at the Music Shoppe Education Centre to live, breathe and play their guitars. Basic technique and some experience is helpful for those guitarists in the flamenco group, says Carr, who played in a classical guitar quartet at university, but is mostly self-taught in the Spanish style that involves finger picking, fast strumming techniques and open tuning. “When I was taking lessons in Vernon, I asked people to show me what they could (about flamenco.) At university, not many knew much about it, so I mostly learned from DVDs and books such
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Dayna Hanley, 13, enjoys the sounds that are coming from her guitar during a beginners guitar lesson Wednesday at the Music Shoppe. as the Juan Martin method.” Guitarists will be split into quartets to play compositions by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, de Lucia, and Jesse Cook, added Carr. The flamenco guitar group takes place Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Music Shoppe Education Centre in Vernon. The next beginner guitar camp is Aug. 23, 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, also at the Music Shoppe. “They are learning basic technique, and how to read guitar music, tablature and reading chords,” said Carr about the camp. “They get a good dose in nine hours on how to figure it out and play guitar.” Once the basics are covered, Carr also
brings in music for his students to play, from the power chords of a Green Day song, to some easy jazz and blues, to AC/DC. “I try to keep it modern,” said Carr. “They do the different guitar parts, from lead to modern, and they learn to jam with each other. “One of the cool things about the beginner’s camp is that they study from the RGT Grade 1 exam, which is from the U.K. They can take the exams, which are more rock based, that are endorsed by musicians such as David Gilmour and Paul McCartney.” Space is still available in both the flamenco and beginner groups. To register or for more information, contact Carr at 250-309-4098, or e-mail gitanolanza@ gmail.com.
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t the Performing Arts Centre, we’re midway through a block of maintenance and repairs with any number of things from light bulbs to carpeting being changed out, storage closets being overhauled and new equipment being installed. In a season where most of us love spending time outdoors, it’s great to see work being done that will continue to make the centre a Brian van Wensem beautiful facility to attend throughout the year. The doors will once again be open to the public Aug. 5 when you’ll have a chance to see one of Canada’s finest choirs. The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. with a repertoire that dates back to the centuries-old Welsh traditional choral music. Their cross-country tour marks the choir’s 15th anniversary and tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Seller by calling 549SHOW (7469). Until then, there are all sorts of outdoor events happening around the valley. While I don’t have space to include a comprehensive calendar, make sure to check out at least these three top-notch outdoor events: Caravan Farm Theatre’s
Adams hits the road KELOWNA —Bryan Adams brings his tour, The Road To The PNE, to Kelowna’s Prospera Place Aug. 19. As one of Canada’s best-known musical ambassadors, Adams has spent the last three decades making history. He has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved number one status in over 40 countries around the world. With hits such as Run to You, Cuts Like A Knife, Summer of ‘69, Kids Wanna Rock, Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Open Road and Thought I’d Seen Everything, Adams’ status as one of the great songwriters of our time has been solidified. Tickets are now on sale from LiveNation.com, the Prospera box office or call 250-762-5050.
Everyone runs now through August 22. This original production was created by no less than six theatre companies with one unique stipulation: each act had to take place on a horse-drawn carriage. This night of theatre takes your moral compass for a spin as you’re whisked through the scenes in a truly unique and beautiful setting. Tickets and show times are available at the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca. The Komasket Music Festival starts up Friday, and what could be a better way to spend a long weekend than swimming, camping and listening to the more than 50 exciting acts coming to this year’s event. Tickets are still available for this family-friendly festival from the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). Check out the Komasket Music Festival’s website at www.komasketmusicfestival.com for directions and more information. The Rarearth Music Fest returns to the Kin Race Track Aug. 6 to 8 for another wonderful weekend of festivities. It’s three full days of music featuring not only our homegrown local talent, but artists from around the world including Maria Muldaur, Rita Chiarelli, Wes Mackey, David Gogo, Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, Alfie Zappacosta and many more. Day and weekend Passes can be purchased through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). Enjoy the shows!
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Arts Brain food from summer filler Inception: ★★★★
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what happens when the troops burrow into the subconsciousness of business hotshot Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins). Dreams get piled on top of dreams, each level darker, weirder and more dangerous than the rest. And with Cobb battling a few demons (his wife, played by Marion Cotillard, keeps showing up to seemingly sabotage the proceedings), there’s a lot of emotional weight to this ride as well. Inception is a very beautiful, very elaborate and very heavy piece of work. And while elements of projects like The Matrix, Nolan’s own Memento, and even DiCaprio’s last picture, the underrated Shutter Island, seem evident, it’s safe to say that this is a completely original film. For a story so overwhelmed by visual maneuvers, there are a handful of very genuine, very real performances too, especially Leo ––
idea rather than take he fact is, so mind-bending is off with one –– that things get messy. Inception, writLike most claser/director Christopher sic heist flicks, Cobb Nolan’s long-anticiassembles a dream pated thriller, to slap team to plan together a and launch synopsis is no the seemingly easy feat. impossible I dare task. anyone to tell Joseph their friends Gordon-Levitt what this film (500 Days is all about in of Summer) four sentences is Cobb’s or less. And Jason Armstrong longtime even if you business partcan, good ner and pragmatic luck then getting the gist of what you’re talk- researcher. Tom Hardy (RockNRolla) is the ing about. master of illusion, a That said, I think world class “forger.” the avalanche of bewilderment that Nolan has Dileep Rao (Avatar) is the chemist, providcreated with Inception ing the XXL sedatives is exactly what he was required for such an after. operation. And Ellen You want simplisPage (Juno) is the architic? There’s a Stallone movie coming out next tect, a talented student whose job is to make month. Now, if your the dreamlike maze as noggin is fully charged twisty as possible. heading into this gem, It sounds strange, I trust me, it will make know. But the concept sense. You might need is actually straightforto break off into a disward as compared to cussion group or two afterwards and either ★ argue or slug it out ★ Movie InformationHome Line 250-545-0352 www.vernoncinema.com about certain points, of the Vernon Film Society but peel away the layers ★ NOW OPEN IN OUR LOBBY LUNCH FOR UNDER $2.00 of Inception, and you’ll ★ ONLY AT THE FILM NOIR COFFEE BAR begin to realize just ★ Sunday, July 25, 2010 ➠➠➠ Thursday, July 29, 1010 how great this motion picture is. It might take ★ ★ days to do it, but you’ll 6:00PM NIGHTLY except Mon PG 7:45PM NIGHTLY except Mon PG get there. ★ Vernon Film Society presents Leonardo DiCaprio ★ stars as Cobb, a cor★ 9:35PM NIGHTLY except Mon PG 6:00PM & 8:30PM Mon Only PG porate bandit who ★ DAILY MATINEES • All SUMMER LONG specializes in thieving secrets from the minds ★ of dreaming victims; ★ 9:35AM DAILY 11:05PM DAILY G G if he “extracts” infor★ mation while they’re ★ slumbering, it’s next PG 2:25PM DAILY PG to impossible to trace ★ 12:40AM DAILY his path. It’s when he’s BRING YOUR OWN ★ BOWL WEDNESDAYS hired by a Japanese FILL IT WITH POPCORN ONE TIME ★ 4:15PM DAILY except Mon PG FORWE WILL businessman (Ken FREE (REFILLS 3 ). Not valid for matinees. ★ Watanabe) to do the • ADULTS $6.75 • SENIOR/CHILD $4.75 • TUESDAY - ALL SEATS $4.00 opposite –– plant an ★
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A NEW YEAR FOR ROTARY July 1 is not only Canada Day but coincidentally marks the start of another Rotary year,with a new president, secretary, treasurer and directors taking office. For the Rotary Club of Vernon the changeover came on June 30 with incoming president Rina 2010-2011 executive of the Rotary Club of Vernon led Wheeldon and her new The by Piper Graham Foster officers taking over after Lorne Rosnau completed his term. In the coming year the club will continue with its major fundraiser - the Online Auction – held in November and December. The funds go for a variety of activities – among them are scholarships at the five secondary schools in Lumby and Vernon, and funds for a playground at the historic O’Keefe Leyenda Petit of Kalamalka Secondary School receiving Ranch. a scholarship from Rotarian Peter Tassie at the graduation ceremony in June
As part of the activities in our international District, the club together with the other clubs in Vernon and Armstrong hosted a Group Study Exchange team from a district in Sussex and Surrey, United Kingdom. Later this year the district will select candidates from throughout the Okanagan and north central Washington for an exchange to Bangladesh in January and February 2011. Candidates should be between ages 25 and 40, active in their vocation or profession, and not be members of Rotary.
Meeting Times Silver Star: Tues., 6:45 am/Vernon Golf Club Armstrong Rotary: Tuesdays evenings Vernon Rotary: Wed, 12:10/ Vernon Lodge Tri-Lake: Wed 6:00 pm/ The Pantry Restaurant Kal Rotary: Thursdays, 12:10/ Vernon Lodge New Members Welcome
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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT
Silver Star hitting the old dusty trail Morning Star Staff
If the success of the winter sleigh ride season is any indication, then summer should be a breeze for Silver Star Trail Rides. Owners Jadranka Delisimunovic and her husband, Joe, have been entertaining passengers with their quaint sleigh rides around Silver Star village and to the Wild Horseman’s Cabin. It’s hard not to fall in love with winter when you’re being drawn in a sleigh through the snow-covered trees at the resort. Inside the cabin, hot chocolate, cookies, and delicious home-cooked meals fill the senses with visions of days gone by. So the leap to bring trail rides to Silver Star in the summer seemed like a natural fit. “We’re horse people and just love to ride,” said Jadranka, while she took a moment from her busy schedule to feed the stable’s latest edition to the fold, Star. The brown and white foal is just a couple weeks old, and it will be a year before it can join the other 10 horses at Silver Star Trail Rides. “All the horses we use have a great disposition and are fantastic for trail rides. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never ridden before, we can guide you through the basic steps you need to get out and have fun on the trails,” said Jadranka. Silver Star Trail Rides offers one-hour and two-hour rides, as well as group rides that include a barbecue at the Wild Horseman’s Cabin. All tours are booked through Ski Dazzle, located in the village of Silver Star. All tours leave parking lot E, just a few minutes west of the village near the Ridge sub-divsion. Jadranka ensures her guides make rid-
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Guest services manager Heather Boyd takes a break to go for a ride with Silver Star Trail Rides. Both one and two-hour trail rides are available seven days a week until Sept. 19. ers comfortable before heading out on the trails. Once out into the forest, it’s through the woods and over to The Wild Horseman’s Cabin and beyond. The adventures take place on what serves as the cross country ski trails in the winter. Alex Dyck, a true cowboy in every sense
of the word, helps lead some of the tours. “It’s quite a nice place to ride. There’s great views of the valley below and the temperature is quite cool in the trees,” said Dyck. “We meet a lot of deer out here.” Dyck also brings his dog Butch, a boarder collie, on the trip, for added safety.
“He’s always the happiest one on the trail rides. I think he loves to work more than I do ride, and that’s saying something.” Silver Star Trail Rides is open seven days a week until September 19. One-hour rides are $45, and two-hour rides are $80.
New retirement facility underway in Armstrong Morning Star Staff
The ground has broken on a new retirement home in Armstrong. Caretenders Inc. has announced it concluded the purchase of the City of Armstrong’s Haugen Avenue site, and that it will proceed with the construction of Heaton Place. “The City of Armstrong is extremely pleased to see the Heaton Place project proceed, and to have 76 units of seniors housing made available to our community,” said Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper. Heaton Place, a retirement residence for seniors, will be a 77-unit strata-lot development which will be comprised of 76 residential lots and one commercial lot. The residential lots will be a mix of 16 two-bedroom suites (approximately 1,100 square-feet) and 60 onebedroom suites (approximately 685 square-feet) that will come equipped with window coverings, appliances, and carpeting. These lots will be available for purchase or rent. The commercial strata lot, which will be operated and managed by Caretenders Inc., will house the common areas and amenity space integral to this unique community. It will include such things as recreational and activity space, lounges, a dining room, a commercial kitchen, a wellness centre, a salon, as well as administrative offices.
Each strata owner or renter will enjoy a mandatory service package which includes: weekly housekeeping, laundering of bed and bath linens, breakfast and dinner daily in the dining room, scheduled snacks and refreshments, planned activities and social events, 24-hour electronic wireless monitoring, and the security stemming from an environment with 24-hour staffing and the most current
“The city of Armstrong is extremely pleased” — Chris Pieper fire and safety systems. By purchasing a strata lot, residential owners at Heaton Place preserve their wealth through real estate ownership, while at the same time, save approximately 50 per cent of the monthly fees they might otherwise pay in rental properties of a similar quality. The facility is designed for independent seniors, but occupants with stable health concerns will be able to avail themselves of limited assisted living services, if required. These services, available at an additional cost, could include the monitoring of medications, bathing, ambula-
tion, and personal grooming assistance. The wellness centre is intended to keep occupants educated and abreast of health issues common to an aging population, and is intended to serve as a location where area and local service providers can deliver their services on-site to the facility population. Such services might include routine medical examinations, podiatry services, or other home health services. “Thus, we have adopted the slogan, enhance your lifestyle, preserve your wealth,” said Alex Miller, vice president of Caretenders Inc. The City of Armstrong will use the proceeds from the sale of their land to purchase six one-bedroom residential strata lots in the development upon the completion of construction. “Although specific details have not been finalized on how this program will work, it is the city’s intention to make these suites available to qualifying residents of the City of Armstrong, who do not have the capital resources available to purchase a strata lot in the development, but who have the available monthly income to pay rent and the monthly service fees,” said Pieper. The $18.8-million project is anticipated to be completed in late 2011. With an extensive and expanding interest list, potential buyers are encouraged to purchase at preconstruction pricing to avoid possible price increases, and to ensure the best suite selection.
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Vice-chair chosen from Vernon Morning Star Staff
Vancouver-based Real Estate Vernon real estate agent Bryon Council. “The mandate is the protecBrandle was appointed vicechair of the Real Estate Council tion of the public.” It was back in 1958 of British Columbia for when the provincial the 2010/11 term. government estab“I’m really looking lished the Real Estate forward to the chalCouncil as a regulalenge,” said Brandle, tory body. They are with Re/Max Vernon, responsible for licensSilver Star. ing individuals and Brandle is already brokerages engaged in half-way through his Bryon Brandle real estate sales, and two-year term as a property managecouncil member, servment. ing the Yale counThe council has been given ty which covers much of the the authority to enforce entry Interior. “We’re the watchdog of the qualifications, investigate comindustry,” Brandle said of the plaints against licensees, and if
necessary, impose disciplinary sanctions. “We can suspend licenses, and impose fines,” said Brandle. The relationship between client and real-estate agent requires trust, which is why Brandle says it is so important for it to be regulated. “The relationship with clients has had significant role changes, and that was due to problems.” One of the more common issues being when an agent acts on behalf of the buyer and the seller in the same interaction. “People were confused about what the rules were,” said Brandle.
Valley First appoints new manager Morning Star Staff
Valley First president Paulette Rennie has announced that Ken Britton has been appointed branch manager of Valley First’s Armstrong branch. “Ken is a welcome addition to the Valley First team and brings with him over 30 years experience in the financial services industry,” says Rennie. “He has the skills needed to lead our Armstrong branch and with his member focus, Ken is a great fit for the branch as well as an excellent addition to our management team.” The Armstrong branch, located at 2575 Patterson Ave., has served the residents of Armstrong and its surrounding areas as part of Valley First since Valley First’s 2001 amalgamation with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Savings and Credit Union. Britton, who took over as branch manager on May 10, started his banking career in 1976 and worked for two financial institutions before
joining Valley First. He has a passion for service, going the extra mile and building relationships to improve member satisfaction. “I have a personal goal to get out and meet as many of our members as possible,” said Britton. “I’m excited to be working in Armstrong and making a difference in the lives of our members and the community. My wife and I were very impressed at the level of community involvement we saw at the recent Armstrong Canada Day event. We love to be involved in community activities and are looking forward to future opportunities to support our local area.” Valley First is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union, which has 37 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. First West has approximately $5.6 billion in assets under administration, 167,000 members and more than 1,150 employees.
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Business HST won’t affect new car cost
This means that the total tax ith the introduction of the Harmonized we must charge on a new vehicle Sales Tax in British remains exactly the same – 12 per Columbia on July 1, some misin- cent – as it did prior to July 1. Some new vehicle consumformation has surfaced ers will actually find as related to the HST savings with the HST and its affect on new car when they visit our purchases. The truth is, showrooms, in that its the new HST has zero introduction means effect on the amount of the elimination of the tax that will be paid on a vehicle “luxury tax” of new car, and some conup to three per cent on sumers will even pay less new cars worth more Blair Qualey for their vehicle under than $55,000. the new tax rules. Consumers who are New car dealers researching to purchase a used across B.C. are receiving phone vehicle should also know that the calls from consumers who are combined tax rate means that priconcerned that the new blended vate sales are now subject to the tax will make a new car unobtain- same tax as public sales. able. The reality is that both the This means that, dollar-forGST and PST, which are blended dollar, buying a used car from a together to form the new HST, private seller will cost the same – if were already charged on all new not more, due to the competitive vehicle purchases prior to the pricing that only an established dealer can offer – than buying introduction of the blended tax.
from a new car dealership. Our industry is transitioning out of an undeniably difficult time with exciting technological advances and low sticker prices showcased on the showroom floors of new car dealers across this province. Consumer confidence is returning and we continue to closely monitor the needs and concerns of our consumers to ensure we are offering the clearest information available with regards to perceived impacts of the HST. The introduction of the HST has no affect on purchases made on new cars in B.C., and therefore the current industry climate continues to offer consumers the perfect conditions under which to research and buy a new vehicle. For more information on the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., visit www.newcardealers.ca. Blair Qualey is the president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C.
Starbucks pledges to go green Morning Star Staff
Starbucks Canada is asking Canadians to join them to pledge to do some green this summer as part of the company’s support for Evergreen’s stewardship and restoration program. The program brings people together with nature to restore, protect and steward public green spaces across the country. Consumers who make a formal pledge at www.facebook.com/starbuckscanada to devote time to green their community and inspire others to do the same will receive a free tall cup of Pike’s Place roast at participating Starbucks locations across Canada. The pledge to do some green initiative is part of a new level of partnership between Starbucks and Evergreen building on a sevenyear relationship that has included Starbucks support for Evergreen’s Vancouver Earth Day event. Starbucks also directly supported many of Evergreen’s stewardship and restoration projects and provided them with a Youth Action Grant to assist in helping young people from low income groups in Toronto and Vancouver to develop green-related training and employment skills. “This partnership complements the ongoing efforts of Starbucks to do business responsibly and to take care
of the communities where we do business,” said Colette Bennett, marketing manager with Starbucks Coffee Canada. “We are proud to be partnering with Evergreen as an extension of this commitment and in support of the work they are doing to green communities across Canada.” This year’s partnership also includes a
commitment by 600 Starbucks partners (employees) to contribute at least 2,000 hours at six launch events across the country to get their hands dirty and assist Evergreen in a variety of stewardship and restoration activities, including planting and grounds maintenance. “One of our goals as an organization is to create a sustainable society where people and
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The sandstone pillars known as hoodoos are scattered all over the Drumheller Valley, and they’re extremely popular with visitors.
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ALBERTA — “I can’t believe I’m doing this.” My husband is grimacing as he tries to empty the sewage, known in RV terminology as “black water,” into a dumping station at an Albertan RV camp. I’m marveling at the fact that he’s hardly complained, even after driving our rented RV for hours along Alberta’s highways, a process he likens to pushing a bathtub uphill. The RV is our proposed solution to the economic recession: a relatively cheap way to take a family of six out west to experience the Canadian Badlands, home to the greatest number of dinosaur fossils on earth. Our goal is to encourage the kids’ interest in dinosaurs with an educational vacation, and on an economic level, to try a more luxurious version of camping without breaking the budget. But try squeezing six people into a space not much larger than an average bathroom and you’re bound to feel a little claustrophobic. Now add bad directions that accumulate unwanted hours on a long journey and a torrential downpour once you reach your destination, and what you get easily approaches the definition of a vacation gone wrong. But it’s how you look at the situation that defines your interpretation, and early evening in the Dinosaur Provincial Park in eastern Alberta, this is what I was mulling over. We’d arrived with frayed nerves after a seemingly never-ending drive, coming just in time for a quick dinner of grilled cheese at the park concession, the only eatery for miles. A two-hour bus tour of the park had ended just as the rain drenched this dusty
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Against the blue prairie sky, this larger-than-life dinosaur towers over the town of Drumheller. land, and between the downpour and the rolling peals of thunder, we were confined to the trusty RV for hours. Still, we were in a pretty unique spot, camping in a park that protects the remains of 75 million-year-old dinosaur
bones, and boasts 38 different dinosaur species, making it one of the largest collections of fossilized dinosaur remains in the world.
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The Badlands are magnificent Continued from previous page
Out on tour with park rangers, it was clear that with every step we were treading on history, an ancient world carved into the majestic Badlands. And despite their unfortunate name, those Badlands are quite magnificent. Etched with the colours of time, these stratified mountains descend to the ground with cracked, dry thighs, embracing each other like a community of tightly knit giants. Time and wind have given many of their peaks the appearance of faces, and in the dusky grey of a summer thunderstorm, it is easy to see the silhouettes of prehistoric creatures staring straight at you. Add the rumbling thunder and you half expect to see a dinosaur round the corner. Today the land is a semi-arid desert, but back in the dinosaur heyday it was a beach on the cusp of the Bearpaw Sea, a lush landscape that was a clear favorite among Hadrosaurids, or duck-billed dino-
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At Horsethief Canyon, on the outskirts of Drumheller, the Badlands are laid bare from a high precipice. saurs, whose fossils are now found here in abundance. “This one was the size of our bus,” our guide says as she points to the virtually intact fossil of one. Excavated in the late 1960s, this Hadrosaurid is curled up in an embryonic pose, leading scientists to hypothesize that it drowned by falling in a river, its remains quickly
protected by the layers of sandstone and mudstone that accumulated on top of it. Dinosaur Provincial Park is a veritable bonebed, an 80-square-kilometer stretch of remote Albertan soil that’s richer in dino bone than anywhere else in the world. To truly understand its significance we drive 90 minutes northwest to
Drumheller, home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The crown jewel of this town of 10,000, the Royal Tyrrell is the only Canadian museum devoted exclusively to paleontology and its exhibits are riveting. There are the recreated figures of the dinosaurs that testify to their immensity, and the opportunity to peek into the laborato-
ries of technicians who are patiently chipping away at rock surrounding newly found fossils. Hands-on displays help kids understand concepts like continental drift and how fossils form. And a movie introduces visitors to the museum’s scientists, who describe their passion for the work and its relevance today. Tucked away in an RV park a few minutes from the town of Drumheller, we sit around a camp fire roasting marshmallows while the kids find instant playmates in the community of RVers around us. It’s one of those rare moments of family beauty, when the whining has stopped and everyone is happily engaged. Yes, this is a far cry from a luxury cruise. But sometimes the road less traveled yields unexpected adventure. This RV road trip is one of those times. Lauren Kramer is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.
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Thank You The North Okanagan Child Care Society would like to thank everyone involved in the success of our ﬁrst annual Summer Solstice celebration. Thank you for all your generous donations and support in helping create a memorable evening of music and tapas, celebrating our love of children and the gift of the Okanagan sun. Your contributions were very much appreciated. It was a wonderful evening and a very successful fund raising event! MELISSA MORTIMER PHOTO
A visitor to the Bulloch House in Warm Springs, Ga. gets ready to tuck into a home-cooked meal. Built in 1893, the Queen Anne style home is typical of those built for middle to upper middle income Georigans between 1859 and the ‘20s. The Bulloch House is the place to go for fried green tomatoes, pulleybones, butter roles and “the best caramel cake in the South.” For more details, see www.thebullochhouse.com
We look forward to seeing you next year, June 3rd at Paddlewheel Hall! North Okanagan Child Care & Montessori Preschool Society
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The heart of Montreal QUEBEC — Unabashedly forward, delectable and hip, it keeps the Sabbath, eats Greek, dances Salsa and shouts Forza Azzurri. Boulevard SaintLaurent, known as “the Main” to aficionados, is a city within a city. Numerous communities — Jewish, Italian, Greek and Portuguese, to name the principal ones — are found in this true cradle of diversity in Montréal. Boulevard Saint-Laurent has been the gateway to Québec for thousands of immigrants searching for a better future. In 1996, the federal government designated this grand boulevard as a national historic site, thereby commemorating it as a sign of hope and an essential passage for newcomers. Eleven kilometres long, the Main crosses practically every important street, avenue and boulevard in Québec’s largest city. Running north-south and dividing the city into East and West, Montréal’s principal thoroughfare draws droves of people in search of its intense cultural life, hip restaurants, and friendly urban lifestyle. Also treasured by the artistic community, it has inspired such major writers as Mordecai Richler and Michel Tremblay, in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Sainte-Carmen de la Main, respectively. Warm and welcoming, it is home both to essential services and to entertainment venues. In bygone days, it boasted a large concentration of places for a good time. From loose women to impossible love stories, the Main has always had a libertine reputation. As a part of town known for vice, where erotic shows, houses of debauchery, clandestine gam-
Morales is one of the fashion hot spots on the Main. ing houses and places to smoke all sorts of illegal products were established, it earned Montréal the nickname of “Sin City.” Today, the Main is also a delightful dance floor and outdoor market. When summer comes, it is a sure sign that great rejoicing and revelry are just around the corner. With the Grand Prix on the “Main,” Club “Main” and Mix’Arts, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the uniqueness of Montréal’s queen of thoroughfares. Every year, from Rue Sherbrooke to Avenue du Mont-Royal, streets are blocked off to make way for “unmotorized” traffic. For all Montrealers, it is a true celebration! Music, food from all corners of the world, happy people and united colours — worthy of a Benetton commercial. The stage is set! Now for the merchants, giving their sales pitches like Romeo crying out his love for Juliette. There’s the soundtrack. For more information, go to www.bonjourquebec.com.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder We have been looking at pre-emptive jump overcalls. Obviously, sometimes these bids backﬁre. You might push the opponents into a high-scoring contract that they would have missed in an uncontested auction. Or you might suffer a large penalty. But as you should win more on the roundabouts than you lose on the swings, keep preempting. In each example so far this week, the jump overcall has occurred directly over a one-level opening bid. However, you may also leap when both opponents have bid -- as in this deal. Discuss the bidding with your partner, including what you would do if South were the dealer.
South responded two hearts, a strong jump shift. Then West, despite being vulnerable, bid to the maximum because he knew his opponents could make at least a game. Live on the wild side when you have a good chance to disrupt your opponents. After four spades came back to South, he bid what he hoped he could make. He might have control-bid (cuebid) ﬁve spades to try to get to seven hearts opposite the heart ace and club ace-king. Against six hearts, West leads the club two to dummy’s queen. How should South continue? Because West preempted, then attacked in a side suit, he has led a singleton. (This should be
doubly clear because North bid clubs.) So, if declarer immediately plays a trump, East will win with his ace and give West a club ruff to defeat the contract. Instead, South must ﬁrst discard his second club on dummy’s spade ace. Then, with everything under control, he can lead a trump.
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A MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR DARREN BURDES (WOODY) Darrenâ€™s family invite his friends and former neighbours to join them in a celebration gathering at his sisterâ€™s home. Share with us your memories, photos, and stories of Darren. Musical instruments are welcome. Saturday July 31, 2010 Anytime after 2:30 p.m. 7283 Longacre Dr. Vernon 250-545-9240
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It is with the deepest sadness we announce the passing of our mom in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on July 21, 2010 after a brief illness. Mom was predeceased by her mother Eileen on April 28, 2003, and her father William on April 21, 2008. Karen is survived by her two daughters Virginia (also grandchildren Kyarah and Alexander) of Penticton and Leanne of Kamloops, her partner Terry of Vernon, her siblings and their spouses, Diana (Larry) of Quesnel, Murray of Duncan, Len (Barb) of Merritt, Vivian (George) of Lumby. Karen was born June 8, 1957 in Vernon B.C. Karen was a loving mother and had a passion for Elvis Presley and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Following momâ€™s wishes, she will be cremated and there will not be any funeral service. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers we wish for you to make a donation in momâ€™s name to the Santaâ€™s Anonymous Society 4320 29 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5B8 (250) 542-4448.
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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. MOTIVATED SELLER $17,000!!! Taxi business for sale in Armstrong, BC. The only licence in a community of over 10,000 people. Be your own boss & make your own proﬁts! Call 250-558-8358. NO MORE DAYCARE. Teach the Freedom Project and Earn a great income from home visit 123dare2dream.com
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When replying to Box #’s c/o The Morning Star, please do not e-mail your resumes. They must be either dropped off or mailed to: 4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon V1T 1P5
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree Services Cheap danger tree removal by Certiﬁed faller. 250-838-6229 or 250-804-5113
Equestrian Heavy horse wagon ride, quarter horse trail ride. For more info call (250)547-9733
Feed & Hay 1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix & Horse Hay. $5/each (250)547-6334 $4.00 a square bale.Round bales 700 lbs.$60 each. Mostly grass.250-870-8121. Alfalfa grass hay for sale, stored in barn, $5/bale. (250)306-1209 Cow hay for sale $4.50/bale 250-260-5299. 250-308-9218. Hay, 74 round bales, 600lb each. (250)546-6820 HAY for sale (250)545-1817 Hay for sale, $5.50 bale, (250)308-8546 Alex Hay for sale. Grass, grass alfalfa mix, Oat hay. Big square bales, 3’x3’x8’. Round bales, 5’ bales. $150/ton. Delivery avail. 250-838-6630 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Horse Hay for sale, mixed grasses, (250)545-5284 The Corner Corral Tack & Feed Farm Market *Pro form feed dealer, consigned horse tack & accessories. In season fruit, vegetables & ice cream. Located @ 68 N. Aberdeen Rd. Just off of Hwy 6. (Grand Opening Aug 21. (250)545-2134
Livestock 2 Peacocks $50 each. Call farmer Val (250)542-1434 Older Galvanized 2 horse trailer, needs some TLC, $700. 250-546-0644 VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC WIENER pigs for sale. (250)832-9772, 250-253-0509
Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
www.vernonanimalcare.com BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class Aug 12. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 DOGLOO a great house for your large dog, winter or summer, exc. cond. housed a 90lb Lab. $80. (250)547-1361 FREE TO a good home. kittens 3 months old. ph 250558-0064 FREE to good home, beautiful Sealpoint Siamese, 3yrs old, female, spayed. 250-545-5340 GREAT Dane Pups, 1st shots, & dewormed. Ready to go now, $600. 250-546-4098 Jack Russell Terrier “Parson” type puppies, tails docked, 1st shots & de-wormed, view pics at jackinz.blogspot.com or call 250-309-4286 $600. Large Doberman Pincher pups, Born July 12, Ready to go Aug 23. Tails docked & shots. Females $1100, Males $900 . 250-546-3798. Maltese Pom Papion puppy, 9wks old, vet checked, 1st shot, dewormed. lap dog, $375 250-546-6019 New Zealandheadingdog puppies,very smart,easy learning, excellent pet/companion or herding ,1.shot/deworming $300. 250 547 6253. Registered Tennessee Walkers Mares & Geldings, under the age of 9, (250)546-8066 TRINITY SHEPHERDS 5th generation, long & medium coated Shepherd 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. WOLF_HYBRID Cubs available now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 www. sunvalleywolfkennels.com
LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS WE LOAD PICKUPS, TRAILERS, ETC. WE DELIVER: Lava rock, bark mulch, landscape rock, sand and gravel, screened topsoil, manure, Nature’s Gold organic products. SUMMER HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
Reliable and committed Call Paul:
PRYCE LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS
ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
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
Rooﬁng & Skylights A to Z Rooﬁng Ltd. Spec in rerooﬁng, asphalt, cedar, ﬂat roof. Guaranteed Work. WCB, BBB. Gary 250-899-3999.
CEDAR FENCE PANELS, 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
✶ Low rates ✶ BC Licensed Technician ✶ Environmentally friendly Lake Country Pest Control
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
GOT ANTS ? SPIDERS ? WASPS ?
Small Excavator. Trenching, digging & brush cleaning. No transport fee. 250.308.5403.
1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
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”
B22 Sunday, July 25, 2010 - The Morning Star
HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION L&R Home Improvements
HANDS Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations
TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed
• Siding • Sofﬁt
• General Carpentry • Aluminum Railings • New & Renovations • Vinyl Decking
• Renovations • General Repairs • Paint • Tile • Laminate • Hardwood • Baseboard • Trim • Door & Window Repair• Sinks • Counter Tops • Cabinets • Blinds
Call Len (250)558-5038
C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459
We can cool any house for pennies a day!
E N T E R P R I S E S
Licensed, Insured, References
Full Service Renovations
Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home
Find us on pg. 87 in the 2010 Infotel Book “The Affordable Professional”
Jed - (250)-307-4774
No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.
ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION New Contstruction General Contracting Superintendant Service Renovations • Decks
Toll Free: 877-567-2799
Kevin - Journeyman Carpenter
• General Contracting « Custon Homes • Project Management « Renovations & Addition • Custom Shower Doors « Tub enclosures « Mirriors • Wire & wood closet organizer « Suspended Ceiling
HOME RENO’S And Handyman Services
John 250 260-0306
Jasbir Dhillon (250) 260-0388 • email@example.com
• Bathroom Reno’s • Ceramic Tiles • Finishing/Mouldings • Electrical • Interior/Exterior Painting • Plumbing
Call Don: 250-309-6070
GOT POT HOLES? www.advancedpavetech.com
Call Rob 250-542-1127 - Infrared Asphalt Repair - Line Marking - Crack Sealing -
window cleaning Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
SUPERIOR DECK LTD VINYL DECKING • ALUMINUM RAILING
Kelowna Winﬁeld 250-212-3075
Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598
STREAKY - CLEAN
Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4
FREE ESTIMATES • CALL SCOTT
Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and Eaves Troughs.
WELDING WELDING FABRICATION SPECIALIZING IN ALUMINIUM & STAINLESS PRODUCTS & REPAIR 8102 Highland Place, Vernon ( north end of Swan Lake)
250-260-3257 www.lenblower.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 309-3981 GUTTERS
RENOVATIONS • FRAMING SIDING • CONCRETE FORMING
Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design
Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
McLennan • Thompson
549-0784 • 309-2570
GET READY FOR SUMMER!
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
All outside projects - Decks, Fences, Patios, Pergolas, Gazebos, and all your inside remodels Painting, Tile, Plumbing, & Electrical!
250-545-3130 1-800-88-HAN DY
Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
Walk Easy Hardwood Floors
Cleaning Services * Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
Tannis Morrison (250) 558-8552 email@example.com
Site Finished WOOD FLOORS Supply, install and ﬁnish new ﬂoors • Reﬁnish & renew old wood ﬂoors 20 years experience with Quality Craftmanship
THE “GUTTER GUY” STORE
BILL’S HOME REPAIR
PICK UP NEW OR USED GUTTERS AT OUR STORE. CHEAP!
• Vinyl Fence Systems • Ranch, Decorative & Private
503-4606 • 558-3352
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
WINDOW CLEANERS • Homes • Commercial • Construction Clean • Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
Professional workmanship, carpentry, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, finishing, renovations, repairs, painting. Free estimates.
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
#1 - 1711 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon
• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Sofﬁts • Exterior Painting
( 250 ) 542-4492
&A C & ACContracting
15 yrs experience with quality our priority! ALSO OFFERING:
- Custom Fencing For Acreage & Residential - Agricultural Consulting - All your fencing needs, livestock, dogs, - Local & Long Distance orchard & ornamental Hauling with 26’ - Custom made gates, post pounding, Flatdeck Trailer brush & land clearing, site prep & road Excavating & B.Sc., PHONE: building & rock/concrete breaker 250-542-1833 Contstruction P.Ag.
Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece •• Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residential• •15 12Years Years Experience
Chris … Phone/Fax 558-0590 • Cell 309-0410
Sunday, July 25, 2010 - The Morning Star B23
Terrence John Interiors Int. Ext. Painting, Fine Wood Staining American Clay Msg. 250-558-4527
JACK WESSELL PAINTING INTERIOR - EXTERIOR - CEILINGS SPRAYED STUCCO - WOOD - VINYL - FENCES 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE â€˘ WORK GUARANTEED
Call Jack 250-308-2870
Cell: 250-308-1218 DANâ€™S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
DRYWALL All Your Drywalling Needs Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
THE MAN WITH THE VAN If its time to pack up and move we do both! â€˘ Fully licensed & insured for expert moving and deliveries â€˘ Most respected & recommended small moving company in the Okanagan
Cell: 307-7769 Ph: 250-542-5226
CREW WITH QUALITY RATES
FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
Repaints our specialty! â€˘ Walls â€˘ Doors â€˘ Windows â€˘ Trim â€˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â€˘ www.timetopaint.com or
NAGY LANDSCAPING *Lawn Mowing*Hedge Trimming *Tree Removal*Yard Clean-Up *Weed Wacking*New Landscapes *Complete Maintenance RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
250-547-2429 â€˘ 250-306-9896
Seniors Discount - Free Estimates We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price
Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193 6083 Okanagan Ave, Vernon, BC V1H 1L9
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.
(250) 547-1481 or (250) 545-9522 Free Estimates!
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Call Kevin 250-308-8268 â€˘ Foundations â€˘ Concrete Floors â€˘ Sidewalks â€˘ Retaining Wall â€˘ Engineered Wall â€˘ Driveway â€˘ Suspended Slabs
â€˘ Design â€˘ Installation â€˘ Maintenance â€œMaking Green Space YOUR Spaceâ€?
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â€˘ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org â€˘ Cell: 250-308-7373
Landscape Renovations - Have Many Ideas! Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care * Residential * Commercial * Strata
NO JOB TOO SMALL
â€œImproving Your Property One Visit at a Timeâ€? 250-550-5386
Call jan for a Free Estimate
WINDOWS & DOORS BUSINESS DIRECTORY
CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT
Renovations - Decks - Basements Dave - (250) 309 0206 Mark - (250) 306 6822
Door & Window
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skidsteer services shrub and brush removal
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL
MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE
Glendale RooďŹ ng & Renovations
BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
â€œAll Your Concrete Needsâ€?
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member â€“ Quality Work
Mudjacking & Underpinning
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
CELL: (250) 308-9237 TONY PREB
R.O.W.P. Septics / Waterlines Driveways - Homesite Preps Rock - Concrete Breaking Fencing - Hydraulic Post Pouding Brush Danger Tree Removal
5464 Highway 6 Coldstream
Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
NORTH VALLEY PROPERTY SERVICES
â€œFor all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!â€? $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
Rototilling â€˘ Rough Cut/Finishing Mowing Hedge Trimming â€˘ Weed Trimming Small Load Hauling â€˘ Garbage Runs Property Cleanup â€˘ Weekly Maintenance Large & Small Commercial Properties
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
25 + years Experience
Ph: 307-0387 Call Chris Zandbergen
G REEN T REE
Rock Walls Bobcat Excavation Foundation & BackďŹ ll Landscaping Etc.
Akita Trucking Tandem Dump Truck
General Ledger â€˘ Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Bank Reconciliation â€˘ Payroll
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KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, STRATA Lawn Maintenance, Small Tree & Shrub Planting & Removal Flower Bed Recovery
Ask about MILGARDâ€™S LIFETIME WARRANTY
â€˘ Installations â€˘ Wood windows â€˘ Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum â€˘ All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass â€˘ Free Estimates â€Ś 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon â€˘ 545-6096 â€˘ Fax (250) 545-1977
I CAN DIG IT RICK WARE EXCAVATING EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING â€˘ RETAINING & ROCK WALL BOBCAT SERVICE â€˘ LARGE & SMALL EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS
New Construction or Renovations
Will match or beat any rate!
250 550 7900 250-550-7900
NEED A PLUMBER? WHY WAIT? Available on short notice! CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter
DARCY â€™S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *CertiďŹ ed 250-309-7008
B24 Sunday, July 25, 2010 - The Morning Star
Fruit & Vegetables
#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649
HAYING equipment for a hobby farmer. Choose from one of two old tractors, 245 Massey or 414 International, 469 swather, 2 hay rakes, 273 NH baler. All in reasonably good running order. I’m keeping one tractor. Price $12 000. Phone 250 546 0106
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, raspberries 10lbs/ $32, blackberries 10lbs/$35. Apricots, Early red haven peaches 20lbs/$18,Lapin cherries bulk $2/lb. green beens $2/lb. pickling cuc’s $1.25/lb. bunch carrots . (250)545-2093 Cherries, now picking, $1.60/lb U-Pick Lamberts $1.00/lb. Maw’s Orchard, Armstrong. (250)546-3401, 250-309-2836 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. U-PICK RASPBERRIES & CHERRIES end of season. 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
LOVESEAT & SOFA - V.G. Condition. Neutral colour $300.00 for both Phone 250275-1295 Maple dining room suite. $275. Metal bunk beds. $225. Like new. 250-550-3029. NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver Older style 6 piece bedroom suite in excellent condition $300. (250)542-0870 QUEEN pillowtop mattress, box. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 QUEEN size memory foam mattress. Brand New! Retail $1400 sell $495 250-550-6647 Sofa and loveseat (Palliser), exc cond., ﬂoral/stripe, $400/set. 250-542-6920
30” Frigidaire range, black, 2yrs old, self cleaning oven, 4 burners, must be picked up, $250. (250)260-4461 A1 Fridge $250, washer $150. Dryer $100. Others, warrantied, delivery avail. 250-549-6042. HOBART undercounter commercial dishwasher LX30, just serviced, good cond. $1500 obo. 250-558-5983. KITCHEN AID refrigerator 18cuft, clean, no problems. $225 obo. 250-542-1051. Lg.fridge, 4yrs old, like new $350. Frigidaire gallery stove $75. Moffat D/W $35. Spacesaver M/W $10. 250-503-3003 Maytag Stove like new, Dishwasher & Dryer, good working cond, $375/all (250)260-6621 Used fridge, smooth top stove, OTR microwave & B/I dishwasher. Black. Exc.cond. $850. 250-503-8414.
Firearms RIFLE- 300 Win Mag Deluxe, 3-9X Bushnel Scope, Must see. $550, trade on mint 243 or 308. 250-491-1228. WEBER & MARKIN, The Friendly & Competent Gunshop, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6
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
Fruit & Vegetables
Building Supplies EXTERIOR sidings: board & batten, channel, bevel, log cabin. Dry. T&G; ﬁr, cedar & pine (1x4 1x6). Fencing; ﬁr & cedar. Latice panels. Timbers & beams. Lumber for garden boxes, retaining walls, hobby wood. 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong.
Mon. - Sat. 8am-7pm Sun. 9am-6pm
Early Peaches, 2 Bite Cherries & Pickling Cukes Now Ready!
Garden Equipment Honda lawntractor $500, free p/up dead garden/lawn equipment. (250)260-5819 JOHN DEER riding lawn mower 8 horse $350 obo call 250-309-1520 Lawntractors case 446 w/ mower, tiller, snowblade $2200. Sears SS16 w/mower, snowblower $800. Trade-ins welcome.250-503-2177 Vernon
Heavy Duty Machinery
Glass deck railing w/post, 27’ like new, $750, (250)558-5326
U-pick Cherries, $1/lb, Bring your own containers. 6298 Reimer Rd. BX.(250)545-1780
Firewood For Sale We have different species. pine, ﬁr, larch, birch, or apple. delivery avail. 250-260-7932. Logging truck loads of Birch & Mix Fir Call (250)838-7709
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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! FOR sale 3-seat sofa, exc/cond, $300 obo (250)5587913 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647
Electric bed & mattress $500 obo. in very good cond. (250)542-5055 Electric lift chair, in very good cond. $300 obo. (250)5425055 New & Used Mobility Scooters, power chairs, lift chairs, walkers, Shoprider Dealer 250-542-3745
5011 Bella Vista Rd. 545-0105
- Regular & Screened Sizes -
Shavings & Sawdust 10 to 150 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”
BLUE TARPS 10X8 weave (Medium Duty)
Misc. for Sale
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
Misc. for Sale 10” Sliding compound mitre saw, excellent $90, Single mattress & boxspring, extra clean $85, (250)542-0531
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”
STARTING AT $2.57
2003 S150 Bobcat Skidsteer, 840hrs, well maint, good rubber, $19,900 (250)309-3024
Frappucino & Ice Cream Cups, Spoons, Napkins, Straws & Deli Containers
Mon - Sat. 8:30am - 5:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale **STORAGE: Boats and RVs any size. Seasonal and household goods. Elephant Storage Centre. Safe, affordable storage. 6136-Okanagan Avenue. 250-549-2255. Swamp cooler, will cool 1200 sqare feet, inexpensive to run, uses water to cool, great for a shop, $500obo, 250-579-5877 UNIQUE Day Lily Seedlings from a vast variety of recent introductions at a fraction of the cost. Many colors, forms & sizes, July 23 & 24 & 26-31 8am-2pm, 6815 Brewer Rd. Coldstream. Used garden hose 2-100’ + 1-50’ good cond. $25 each. (250)545-3658 Wagner “Paint crew plus” paint spray w/roller attachment. Never used, $200 new, Sell $150. 250-542-3159. Wood lathe $50, 2 sets golf clubs $50 each. (250)5450468 XBOX 360 Turtle Beach headset takes 4-AAA batteries c/w AA & AAA battery charger. $130. 250-542-5895.
Cast iron bathtub w/claw feet & sink. $500. 250-546-6735. CLASSIC COUNTERTOPS & CABINETS Quality cabinets at factory direct prices. 250-549-2875. Craftsman 10” table saw, cast iron on wheels, exc. cond $400. (250)545-3658 Do you need LARGE amounts of free ﬁll? 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Summer Blowout on Demo’s starting at $549. FREE SH/Setup. Kel 1-888-239-9999 www.SOLARUSsauna.com
Double bed, as new, $125. 6-DVD changer player Onkyo, Harman Kardon receiver, 2-JBL speakers, 3-way dual ﬂoor standing load speakers, 40”high, Stereo stand, w/3 glass shelves, 42”high, all top of the line cables incl, like new, Asking $2000 obo. 250542-5401. Fence panels, cedar, painted white, 5’ high c/w lattice. 30 8’ widths. $25 each. Some narrower widths. You pick up. 250-545-6409. Filing cabinet, 4 draw $40. Old dresser, 4 draw $20. NHL Coleco pro. starts hockey game $15. Pink dusty rose rocking chair, exc. shape. $125. (250)542-7031 FOR RENT 12’ DUMP TRAILER 250-546-6022, 250-308-9250 Free Pallets, makes great fencing, decks and ﬁrewood , 5203 24th street, (across from M.T.F.) FREE - We have canola oil from our deep fryer can be recycled for automobile or farm. Call Maureen 250-558-0876 for Pickup. Golf membership at the Vernon Golf & Country club for the remainder of the 2010 Golf season avail. Membership c/w on-line booking. Golf course is open until late October. 250540-2135 for more info. GOT RECORDS? Records for sale, approx 100 at $2 each. (250)545-2402 Hide-a-bed & upholstered rocker $50, electric range & microwave $50. 250-549-1093 Hitachi 12” compound miter saw & expandable stand. Never used. Reg. price $900, asking $600. 250-558-6100 HOBBY wood $50, interior doors c/w frames $5/ea, 2bathtubs $15/ea, assorted windows $5/all. 250-549-1093. IKEA bed $100 obo, Rival meat slicer $75 obo. Set of golf clubs $45 obo. (250)5584793 Janome 6260 Sewing machine, many extras, $500. (250)275-1230 New chest waders size 9 $40. 2 new rain suites XL & M $20 each. (250)545-3658 Pine quilt rack, $45. (250)2751230 Portable child’s playpen w/ carrying case, includes foam, $40 exc/cond (250)558-5149 Reverse Osmosis water ﬁlter c/w new ﬁlters & membrane. $110. 250-545-5860. *STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. STS chrome wheels Continental Touring LX 2-P225/60R16 tires 97S summer $200. (250)542-7031
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SHIPPING CONTAINERS Available for $3,500 each.
Call 250-550-6699 16’ ﬁberglass canoe. $800. Singer feather wait,in a case. $500.obo 250-545-5597. 2 winter tires, STS chrome wheels, Hankook Zavac HPW401-225/60R16 980 MXS radial tubeless $200. (250)5427031 50-GALLONS of paint $100. Various colors & types, no white. 250-549-1801. 7 1/4” skill saw $20. CB radio $25. Want E.bike parts, watches $5 & up. 250-549-7015 A-STEEL Shipping Containers/Bridges Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. Steel Bridges 20’,40’,48’,53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,550! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! Beautiful Crib, chest, bookcase unit, toys, clothing, bedding. $350 Call Elly (250)5498367 BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970 email: email@example.com
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For Sale By Owner 3-bdrm, 2-bath, D/W, MFG Home in Cliffview MHP, 75x100’ in Enderby. Kids & pets ok, Pad rent $300/mo, Many updates, 12x20’ wired shed, & fenced. Asking 167,500 (250)838-5797
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PRICED TO SELL #78 Big Chief MHP • For discerning buyer - immaculate -move right in • Peaceful quiet setting • Low maintenance • 3 bdrm, 1 bath, addition boasts, bdrm, laundry, screened/covered patio • New updates, tastefully decorated interior • Steps to bus stop & mall
$142,000 PHONE 250-542-9250 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#-92676 for pics & info
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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
$349,900 PHONE 250-260-1967 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92671 for pics & info
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1603 39 Avenue • Resort-like setting • Private oasis back yard • Modern updates, skylights & french doors • Mom will “LOVE” the kitchen. F/R to covered patio • 2050 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths, den, HDWD ﬂoors • Close to schools & all amenities
$414,900 PHONE 250-545-2081 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#-92675 for pics & info
1014 Mabel Lake Road • 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.
$399,900 PHONE 250-838-7412 visit: www.PropertyGuys.com ID#92672 for pics & info
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1000 per month
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1100 per month
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• 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
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
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1 & 2 bdrm units, 6 appls, U/G parking & many amenities. Great views. Seniors only. Call…
Adult living On site managers 1 bedroom suite with A/C and balcony, 3 appliances and 24 hour access to pool and restaurant. Rents start at $695.00. Ask about senior discounts or move-in allowance. 250-260-1162. Best location for great living
1bdrm, 1-person, NP/NS, near Kin Beach, lakeview, avail now. $700/mo. 250-542-1722 1bdrm & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630
1BDRM, in bright, clean bldg incl. heat, h/w, elevator, prkg, locker, N/S, N/P, 40+, $660/mo. 250-550-4069 2bdrm 1.5bath 5app. bella vista 1150sf reno’d,ns, cat, $1100 avail. imm. 250-938-1540
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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
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 For sale or rent. Aug 1. Arbour Lee, unit 47, spacious 3 level, ground entry end unit, 3bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, condo, new appl., in-suite laundry, a/c, rear deck, 5’ crawl space for storage. n/s, n/p, water incl.,rent. $1100 plus util. Own $186,500. Make this your new home. Contact 250-260-5822. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $850/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 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 RICKFORD Manor. Call about rent incentive. 1bdrm apt. utilities extra, ns, np, adult bldg. 250-545-1412 Top ﬂoor,1bdrm spacious condo, recently reno’d, close to bus stop, laundry onsite, Avail now, $700/mo + 1/2 DD, n/p, (250)309-6898, Bruce.
1 Bachelor, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom corner suite available. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
REMODELED 2 BDRM. CONDO ST Available July 1 $ 825 per month
2 BED 2 bath condo. Quiet 3 ﬂoor. Maple Ridge Gardens near hospital, gas ﬁreplace, lge. shaded sun deck, secure & monitored building, guest suite, & rec room. u/g parking f&s, dw, in suite laundry, ns 1 cat. $975 incl. heat. 250-3090296 3 BED, 1.5 bath, 3 level split condo for rent in Arbour Lee Condo complex, 3800 40th Ave. N/S, N/P $1100 per month. one parking spot, end unit. Walking distance to all amenities. to view, please call 250 558 5053 Armstrong 1bdrm suite $575 heat incl. Ref’s please, call Anne 250-546-0993
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250-549-2770 2bdrm 1bath condo, D/W, A/C, onsite laundry, NS, close to downtown, sm. pet ok, $950 +hydro. 250-307-6174 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $800/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2BDRM, 1bath, F/S, A/C, NS, onsite laundry, close to amenities, R.R. small pet okay, $750-$850/mo. 250-3068252, 250-545-8252 8am-8pm 2-bdrm, clean, renovated, close to amenities. n/p, n/s $850 (778)478-1670 2-bdrm in fourplex, $870/mo, util & laundry incl, call 250309-6490 2bdrm loft on farm in Mara, util/incl. $800/mo. 250-8386630. 2bdrm, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $850, RR 250-549-0440, 250-307-7117 3bdrm, 1.5bath townhouse, avail imm or Aug 1, $950/mo +util. 250-764-1869.
BACHELOR suite with balcony, furnished or unfurnished, avail. immed. (250)549-7450 Beautiful 2bdrm, lakeshore condo, n/s, n/p, Avail Aug 25, $1200. furnished. 250-2608843. 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.
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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 email@example.com
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2 (+) BDRM avail. Aug. 15th, (neg) Quiet, resp. n.s. n.p. OK Lndg area. Ref/Sec. Dep., $850/mo Util. 250-491-3334 firstname.lastname@example.org 2BDRM in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, no/pets, (250)838-9657 2 BEDRM quiet street. f/s, w/d, ns. Near downtown. Small pet ok. $900/mo. 250707-0573 3Bdrm, 1Bath, in triplex. Sep.entrance, 3 ﬂoors, rec room, storage, W/D h/u, parking. NS, R.R. $1100/mo +util. 250-503-8792. Avail Aug 1.
2BR Home, 1.5bath, 5appl, downtown Vernon, carport, storage shed, Aug 1, $1100 Vernon 1-204-803-0289 3 BDRM HOUSE on acreage in NW Armstrong, 1.5 bath, 5 appl, non-smkrs, pets ok, avail Aug 15, Ref req’d, $950/mo + util. (250)546-2643 eve. 3BDRM upper level, w/deck & view, $1200/mo incl/util. Avail Immed. (250)550-4740 5bdrm, 2bath home in Lumby, walking distance to schools & shopping, $1200/mo. avail. Sept 1 250-547-1426 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 +den, large, bright, level entry, yard, deck, laundry, f/p, ns, no dogs, util/incl. $1100. 250-309-5212. COLDSTREAM 2bdrm duplex, full bsmn’t, carport, patio, F/P, NP/NS, R.R. $1000 incl.water & sewer. 250-542-2805. Coldstream home across kal beach Sept to June furnished renovated 1600 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath 1/2 acre, $1600 month + util call 604 226-7141 or email email@example.com Executive home, furnished, Silver Star, 4bdrm. Avail up to Dec.1/2010.NS/NP. $1099/mo +util. 250-558-5045. 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 NEW country home on river Enderby area, 2bdrm, 6appl, hardwood ﬂoors, responsible renters only, $1000/mo (250)838-0268 OYAMA 1bdrm + OFFICE in orchard, lakeview, A/C, F/P, appl. $750/mo. 250-307-9060 WHY RENT when you can own? Rent-to-Own with 5K down: 3br Vernon home from 1550/mo 4br Vernon home from 1820/mo 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo Call Don 250309-2565
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Duplex / 4 Plex 1bdrm unit, recently reno’d, $750/mo. 6315 Tronson Rd. (250)308-0793
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Industrial/Commercial property and building across from Squires pub in Vernon with highway exposure. 1/2 acre sales lot, fully fenced, ofﬁce space and 1,800 square foot shop available. Lease pkg. from $2,400. Available Aug. 1. (250) 309-1925
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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • OKANAGAN LANDING HOUSE – Two bedroom house near Paddlewheel Park, beautifully landscaped yard with large deck to enjoy the view. Includes F/S, D/W, and W/D
RENT: $1,300.00 per month plus utilities • LUMBY HOUSE – Five bedroom home located on Vernon Street in Lumby. This home offers lots of space, carport, and a beautiful yard. Over 2000 square feet of living space with a new fridge and stove, W/D, and D/W.
RENT: $1,200.00 per month plus utilities • TWO BEDROOM CONDO – Located in Alexis Park, this suite has just had new ﬂooring installed and is freshly painted.
RENT: $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
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Older 1 level 2 bdrm. 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
LUMBY EXECUTIVE HOME Incredible 4 bdrm, 4 bath home on 3 levels in newer subdivision in Lumby. 1/3 acre lot with waterfall, central air, hardwood & tile Àoors, double garage & huge sundeck. $2000/month plus utilities. No smoking, no pets. Available August 15th.
CALL FOR INFO.: 250-306-7575
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon VSS Great family home, 3 + 1 bdrm, F.S., close to VSS. Garage and fenced yard. Avail Aug 1 $1500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. HAPPY DAYS Bach apartment, F. S., close to shopping, on bus route, covered parking, extra storage, summer swimming pool, on site laundry, A/C. Avail Aug 1 $525/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. CENTENNIAL DRIVE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, classy condo with UG parking, F. S. W. D. D/W. Laminate in living room, carpet in bdrms. Avail Aug 1. $1150/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ON LAKEFRONT Close in 2+2 bd home on Okanagan Lake. Avail Sept 1-June 30. $1500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.
Ofﬁce/Retail 1700 sq.ft.,/850 sq.ft.,ofﬁce space, downtown across from Parkade.Util incl.,Avail immed. Price negotiable.250-2603196.
• 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. • 3 bdrm, nice home on East Hill, garage, 2 living rooms, deck, yard, unﬁnished bsmt for storage. $1,400.
$1000/MO 3 BR, den & living rm. avail anytime- prev renters fell through. 3901 32nd st. call 250-545-6706 1/2- Extremely large home in Coldstream, 2 bdrm + extra rooms, set-up like Duplex, avail Aug 15. n/s, n/p. $1350 incl util. 250-550-4303. 1400sqft on family farm setting, ideal for older couple. 20min from Vernon, NS/NP, $1000/mo. 250-546-3555. 1bdrm house in Lavington, suitable for 1 or 2 adults. 250309-5956, 250-542-9419 2-5 bd homes for rent in Vernon. 950-1900.00. View at www.arttales.ca or call Sean at 250-306-0959 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
Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.
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Senior Assisted Living IN private home on farm, Coldstream area, furnished bachelor suite, incl. meals, laundry, cleaning, etc. sm. pet. Call Farmer Val 250-542-1434
Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo. incl.util. furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1 or 2 rooms for sublet, share large house w/2 people & pets fenced backyard, f/p, w/d, $500/both $300/1room. all inclusive. Aug 1. 250-503-1173 Furnish room for rent, $40 $400 plus d/d. d. Includes all utilities ut & cable. Call 250-550-4740 Roommate wanted to share 2bdrm house, $500/mo incl/util, W/D, DW, F/P, downtown, pet friendly. Shawna 250-309-4937.h
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*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 2 bdrm, 1 bath West Vernon house $1100+util 2704 39th St incl Fr St Avail August Cozy 2 bdrm, 1 bath home large lot $1100+util 4 app incl 1806 31 st Avail Sept CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 See pictures & maps at
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Shared Accommodation Share 2-bdrm suite, no drugs, no parties, phone, cable, internet $500/mo (250)308-6468
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 1500 SQ FT loft suite. Lg. bdrm, kitchen, living room and storage. C/W appliances. Great location - available Sept 1st. $950.00/mos plus utilities. N/S, NP - references required. 250-260-4001or 250-938-4001 1bdrm, 1bath, $700/mo incl/util & cable, W/D, NS/NP, suitable for single person. 250545-1928. Avail Sept. 1. 1bdrm, $600/mo incl/util. Avail Imm. 250-307-7028. 1bdrm $750/mo or 2bdrm $950/mo,util incl., both new bsmn’t, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1bdrm, close to Hunter Store, clean & quiet, NS/NP, util & laundry incl, Ref, DD Req. $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 daylight bsmt. suite in Coldstream, close to beach, Included: cable, internet, utilities. Gas F/P, W/D, deck, ofﬁce, garden, parking spot. Suitable for single non smoking quiet person. $800 mth, 1 yr. lease. 250-503-1985 1BDRM, FURNISHED, large, self contained, central air, own laundry, wireless, cable, all util. except phone incl. Pet neg $800 250-549-4230 leave msg 1bdrm, near Blue Jay, NS/NP, W/D, sep.entrance $700/mo incl/util 250-545-5154 1BDRM, walkout, priv. entry, n/s, $750/mo. 250-549-7450, 250-306-2727. 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 1 Bedroom Basement Suite in Armstrong. NS, NP, shared laundry. Separate entrance with large yard that backs onto golf course. $600 (utilities included). Call 250-588-3802 to make an appointment to view. Available Aug. 1 2BD, Enderby, newer large, open, view, incl utils, lndry rm, must see. $1095. Call (250)503-6533 2BDRM, $750/mo, incl util, NP, NS, Avail Immed, 250542-9403 2-bdrm basement suite, 3751 Commonage Place, util/incl, W/D, Mission hill area. (250)549-6554, 250-372-4842 2bdrm, brand new, NS/NP, $850/mo incl/util. Coldstream 250-309-4657, 778-475-4657 2BDRM bsmnt suite for rent $800. 250-545-8583. 250-5426620. 2bdrm Mission Hill, $750/mo. incl/util. NP, WD, avail. immed, (250)549-8463 3504 25th Ave, Bachelor suite close to Canadian Wholesale Aug1, n/p, n/s, (250)549-6554 Avail Immed, bright, clean, 2bdrm suite, Walmart area, $950 ns, np 1-(250)878-4090 Brand new 1bdrm suite, brand new appliances., util incl., n/s, n/p. $800.250-307-1656. *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. BRAND new subdivision, Rankin Place, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, a/c, n/p, n/s, Armstrong, $1025. Aug 1 250-938-4563 BRIGHT East Hill bachelor suite on main ﬂoor. NS, NP. Includes utilities. $525/mnth. Aug 1st. (250) 545-4969 Deluxe, 980sqft daylight bsmn’t, 1bdrm, incl.all appl, gas f/p, acreage w/lakeview, priv.entrance & parking, suitable for single, mature adult, NS/NP, $750/mo +util. Avail Sept. 1. 250-542-0650. 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
Suites, Lower LARGE custom new 2-bdrm, large windows, priv entrance, 5-appl, outside patio & storage, f/p, N/P, N/S, $800+sep util, Sept 1, (250)308-9182, (250)549-4730 leave msg LOWER EastHill, large 2bdrm daylight, 5appl, walk to town, $850/mo. Aug.1 250-308-4090 MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL 1200sqft, 1bdrm suite +den, stunning Ok lakeview, fully furnished, priv.entr/laundry, util/incl. security system, $1200/mo NS. 250-545-3465. WALKOUT, 1-bdrm, patio, util/cable, n/s, n/p, near college, hospital, prefer single mature female $650 Aug 1, (250)260-6661
Auto Accessories/Parts RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.
Seniors Congregate Care 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 3bdrm, 2bath main ﬂoor, $1300 incl/util. avail. Aug 1. NS, 250-308-1195 3BDRM, upper ﬂoor duplex, $900 +util. N/S, N/P (250)3082929 after 6pm Apt. suite, 2bdrm, appl. incl. not suitable for children, $750/mo. +util. Avail July 1. Call Gary (250)503-6590 CENTRALLY located Armstrong suite, new, A/C, private, util/incl. $750/mo. Avail Aug. 1. Kelly 250-546-9129. ENDERBY - 1bdrm suite, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750. 250-558-9171 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
FOR RENT New Townhome, 2 master bedrooms Walking distance to Ok Lake $1350/month + utilities
250-307-6633 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, $1000/mo + utilities. phone 250-549-1679 Newer 3bdrm, 3bath, 3 level, n/s, n/p.$1200. 250-549-1198
Want to Rent LOOKING to rent 3bdrm, 2bath ground ﬂoor home or apt. Must have walk-in shower. 778-475-4951.
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Antiques / Classics 1965 Linc Cont V8, coll plates, suicide drs, $9,000 (250)5587802 1966 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, loaded, 85,000 miles, collector plates. $12,000 250-542-0297. SACRIFICE, moving, must sell! 1974 MGB, collector plates, $4900. 250-308-9277
Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S truck tires P255/70R16. 35% tread. As is. First $100. (250)545-7818 Cargo canopy, 5’high, 3windows, cargo & regular doors. No leaks $200 obo. 250-8386827 Firestone Ride-Rite suspension air bags $350 used 1yr ﬁts 83-08 Ford Ranger. 250549-1093. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245
Cars - Domestic 1988 Honda Accord, 198,000kms, new tires, $700 obo. 250-938-1408. 1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE. 220k. Well maintained. Runs ﬁne. $800. (250)547-9891 1990 Lumina, auto, good car for student or spare, well main $1200 OBO (250)545-7594 1994 Mustang, 6cyl, auto, lady driven $2500. 250-542-6511. 1997 Toyota Camry $2500. 2000 Chrysler Neon $1600. 250-307-7028. 1998 BUICK Regal metallic red power everything AC blows cold tinted windows 18” wheels winters incl. $4000 OBO motivated 309-9145 1999 Sunﬁre, 2dr auto, 170,000kms clean, solid, great shape. $3200. 250-546-6975 2000 Mustang Conv. 5spd V6 red, exc/cond. $7950. 2001 Mustang Conv. auto GT silver, exc/cond. $8950 250-5429772, 250-308-7616 2001 Buick Century, 140k, power drivers seat, p/w, p/l, a/c, $4000. 250-545-8033 2002 Buick Century 4dr auto, 163km, $2900. 250-260-8617 2002 Cavalier, 4dr, 5-spd, only 94,000kms, immac/cond. $3200 250-503-4860 2002 Saturn SL1 Sedan, auto, approx. 51,000k, senior driven estate sale, $5000 obo. 250546-8906 2004 Cavalier, 2dr, 5 spd, 103,000 kms. $4500. 250-5457121. 2005 Dodge Neon, 75K, 5-spd, blue, new tires, clean, $4600 obo (778)930-0491 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!
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 1994 Honda Accord, 4dr, auto $975 obo. 250-308-0045. 1995 Mazda 626 6cyl 5spd manual, p/w, 245km, runs great, $1600. 250-260-8617 1998 VW Beetle 2L motor, 5spd manual, low km, v.clean, original owner, a/c, h/s; power W&L&mirrors, full a/s tires on mags, full winter tires on rims, bra, 6stak cd & cass, $6000. (250)558-5849 pls. leave msg. 2001 Toyota Solara, 2dr auto, 3L V6, all power equip. leather $7650. Call (250)548-3484 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 Camry Hybrid, senior unable to drive, 18,900k, keyless, 4cyl, 4dr, auto, warranty, powertrain to 2012, Hybrid 2015, immaculate, air, cruise, tilt, pw, pl, p/mirrors, cd player, new Michelin Ice tires, car cover & more, paid $36,000, need $23,000. (250)503-2462
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Cars - Sports & Imports 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB 5spd $7475. 06 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, air, $9975, 07 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan, auto, air, p/w, p/l, $10,475. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles Lego Auto Sales, Vernon, 250-2604415 BMW 325 CI Convertible 2002 immaculate condition, 75,000 kms, Silver with black roof, manual. Phone 250-5037729. $21,500 obo
Recreational/Sale 20â€™ Prowler travel trailer, fridge, stove & oven, heater, sleeps 6, full bath, rebuilt in 2005, $3800. 250-542-1726
Recreational/Sale 1981 LIONEL Tent Trailer. Fridge, freezer, furnace, stove top & lights all work. No leaks. $2200. 250-542-8843 1992 Terry 5th wheel 33.5â€™ new hardwood ďŹ‚oors & lino, fully equipped, $9850 obo. (778)475-1008 1996 Kustom Koach, Camper, 9â€™8â€? Fiberglass, 3-way fridge, stove w/oven, HW, furnace, full bath, fantastic fan, outside shower, exc/cond $5800 (250)546-8025 1997 22â€™ MH Ford 350 Econoline, Slumber queen, 454 eng, 138k. $24,500. 250-545-4818. 1999 Nash 27.5â€™ 5th wheel, 13â€™ slide, lots of room, air, fully loaded, has everything, a must see, mint cond. n/s, n/p, (250)546-9487 2000 Malard camper trailer, 26â€™,pull out, like new, used 4 times, sleeps 6, fully loaded. $14,500. 250-542-1455. 2007 Arctic Fox, 8â€™11 w/slide, loaded w/air, Can be viewed in Vernon after July 23 403-3916485 2008 42â€™ Park model, rear bdrm, hardwood ďŹ‚oors, slide, w/d, air, exc/cond, $25,000 (250)832-2949
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Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Toyota 4Runner 5spd SR5 V6, good shape, $6500 obo. 250-558-9474 2000 JIMMY SLT, loaded, summer & winter tires, 203,000+km, clean, tow pkg, $6899 OBO 250-558-4698 2004 Honda CRV EX-L 4WD, loaded, low mileage & exc. cond. $16,700. (250)542-7381
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2005 SunďŹ re 2dr, 5spd, 4cyl, 108,000K, lady owned, $2995 2002 SunďŹ re 4dr, auto, a/c, cd-player, 4cyl, 130,000K, $2400 Both adâ€™s sold within 1 day!
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1995 Dodge 1500 ext. 5.9L fully loaded, tow pkg. 187,428k $4500.250-542-9612 1995 Tacoma x-cab, 160,000k mechanically sound as a pound. 30â€? BFG A/Tâ€™s. Basic loadout. $8500. 250-558-6913 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 4x4, V8, 207,000kms, great cond. $5700 obo. 250-542-3999. 1998 Dodge Caravan, 260K, new transmission & tires (2sets) $2000 (250)546-8027 2000 GMC Sierra 2500, 4x4, reg.cab, L/B, a/c, exc.cond. $6900. 250-306-3787. 2001 Ford F250 ext. cab, short box, 7.3 diesel, auto, Lariat 4x4, loaded, 170,000k $13,995 obo. (250)546-0994 2004 Ford E350 12pass van, a/c, 160k, very good cond. $7500. 250-503-0320. 2004 GMC Sierra SL short box, 2WD, exc. cond. 115k, $13,000 obo. 250-541-0653 2007 Chev1500Silverado, 4x4, ex.cab, 106k, loaded, good cond $14,900 250-306-5362
LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19â€™ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368
19â€™ Aqualu Alum/Steel Fishing boat, Solid welded, In/Out board Merc Cruiser 4cyl. 3L motor, trailer, ďŹ sh ďŹ nder, CB radio, rod holders, down rigger, oars, life jackets. $11,000. 250 542-0297
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
2005 Bayliner 192 Cuddy Cabin, ďŹ sh ďŹ nder, 3.0L 4cyl Merc, $13,900. 250-938-0231.
1981 GMC Van, 305 V8, on propane, $1500 obo. 250-5589474 1992 F150 4x4, canopy, boat rack, new brakes, propane & gas $2000 Firm 250-838-6827 1993 3/4 ton GMC, diesel, 4x4, high kms, runs good. $2750. Chris 250-542-0964. 1994 Dodge Dakota 4x4, club cab, fully loaded, low kms, exc. cond. $5500. (250)5451848 1996 Dodge caravan, AWD, $2900. 250-545-4383
Mazda P/U box utility trailer, lockable steel box on tongue for outboard motor, tongue jack $350 (250) 549-1667 TRAILERS All types, all sizing, excellent pricing. Pleasant Valley Trailers, Vernon. (250)545-2000
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Boats 14 FOOT LOWE ALUMINUM BOAT with EZ loader, galvanized trailer. Electric motor, many extras. Asking $2900 OBO (250)549-2544 15â€™ Back to back four seat boat w/canopy, 50 mercury motor on trailer, good cond. $2350 obo. (250)547-9324 17ft 185HP, 200hrs, I/O board, ex cond., EZ lod alum.trailer $4,900 250-545-8814 1988 25â€™ 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 1989 Maxim Bowrider, 18.5â€™ 85hp, runs well, c/w trailer, $4200. 250-547-2592 1992 18 1/2â€™ Larson, bowrider, 4.3L, V6, low hours, c/w all extras. $8500. 250-549-0964. 2003 Larson 21â€™ LXI bowrider, 5.0L, merc. MPI, custom stereo, wake tower, swim grid, tandem trailer, $18,800. located in Vernon, 1(604)290-3523
2006 Four Winns bowrider, wake board tower & lights, less than 30hrs, 18.5â€™ $19,995. (778)475-1008 KC Thermoglass 15â€™ w/trailer, pull start 50hp, $1550 obo. (250)547-9733
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 Cortess - 250-307-9146. No blocked calls.
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02 CBR600 F4I red/black new power pilots hot bodies signals/undertail 35000kms $4500OBO 309-9145 1979 GL1000 Goldwing, beautiful bike, collectors dream, new tires & battery, $1695. (250)260-8626 1979 GS 850 Suzuki, in running condition, extras. needs TLC $600 obo 250-545-2764 1982 Yamaha Maximum 750. $1800. 250-545-5597. 1986 V45 Honda Magna 30k immaculate, $1900. 250-3091867 2000 SUZUKI DR200 dual sport, electric start, 4808 k. Excellent condition. $2900. Phone 250-546-8161. 2006 YAMAHA, 49cubic Vino, Scooter, 1406kms, rebuilt, like new, $1875. Lego Auto Sales, Vernon (250)260-4415 2007 Suzuki boulevard 800cc, beautiful bike, $5800 obo. 250-503-6802 2009 Honda Silver Wing Scooter 600cc 2000k health reasons, burgundy $7500. (250)503-2234
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