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Vernon aims for no tax hike in 2011 RICHARD ROLKE
“I think we can get to zero and still keep the city running.”
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The City of Vernon will be sharpening its pencils when developing the 2011 budget. Council decided Tuesday to try and target a zero per cent tax increase as part of the upcoming budget deliberations. “A lot of citizens have had a really rough year,” said Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe. “I expect the budget to reflect that. We haven’t come out of the recession as fast as we thought.” Coun. Jack Gilroy says that increases in previous years may allow the city to hold the line in 2011. “Everyone on council wants to hit that mark,” he said.
— Jack Gilroy “I think we can get to zero and still keep the city running.” However, there are some reservations about the possible impact a tax freeze would have on the city’s activities. “It means we’ll be making some very difficult decisions in the process,” said Coun. Buffy
Baumbrough. “I don’t want to back off our commitments on the official community plan.” And specifically, Baumbrough believes there is a need to keep expanding alternate modes of transportation such as transit. “We don’t want to say no, no, no to everything just because we’re targeting zero per cent,” she said. Coun. Shawn Lee sees zero per cent as a worthwhile goal, but forecasts that the ultimate tax increase may be something slightly over zero. “There are always things that come up and we can’t ignore. We’re running a city here,” he said. Staff has suggested that council give three
readings to the proposed budget bylaw in early 2011, prior to the official public input session. That hasn’t gone over well with Coun. Bob Spiers. “The public input should become before third reading. It sends the signal we’re going to ignore them,” he said. However, Mayor Wayne Lippert is quick to defend the public process the city has followed in recent years, including allowing residents to provide feedback at a series of working sessions. “The public has had more opportunities to speak. We have had more public input than ever before,” he said. There was a 1.9 per cent residential tax increase in Vernon in 2010.
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Senior fortunate after mishap ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Members of the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department helped extract an elderly Vernon man from his car in his BX garage following a bizarre incident Saturday afternoon. The 93-year-old gentleman escaped serious injury after he was moving his Buick out of his two-car detached garage in the 3400 block of East Vernon Road at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with his wife guiding him, in order to rearrange his lawn tractor and snowblower in the garage. The man backed out of the garage into the fairly wide driveway.
Then, for some reason, the man drove at a great rate of speed into the middle of the garage, hitting the main support beam, a concrete brick and block planter and the other car in the garage before getting some air time. â€œHe took out the planter and when he went through the wall it must have launched him about a foot-and-a-half-to-two-feet inside, almost like a skid, still going at a good speed,â€? said BX-Swan Lake fire chief Bill Wacey. â€œAs he pummeled towards the front of the garage, the car came down to rest on top of the lawn tractor, which was dumped over.â€? Wacey said the Buickâ€™s passenger door was blocked in by
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Restructuring Greater Vernonâ€™s parks and recreation function is getting a rough reception. Vernon council discussed a draft agreement to change how parks, recreation and culture services are provided Tuesday. While no decision was made, some officials are reluctant to split operation of parks and facilities between the member jurisdictions. â€œIâ€™m very uncomfortable with this,â€? said Coun. Mary-Jo Oâ€™Keefe. â€œWeâ€™re all citizens of the Mary-Jo Oâ€™Keefe North Okanagan and with parks, they go across lines quickly. To divvy things up shows no vision.â€? If restructuring proceeds, some parks and facilities will be identified as regional in scope while others will be considered local. Regional assets will be the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Wesbild Centre, Swan Lake Park and the Grey Canal Trail. All other parks and facilities would be considered local and be the sole responsibility of their host jurisdiction, including Polson Park, Kal Beach and Kin Beach. Oâ€™Keefe wonders how the list of facilities was divided. â€œWhy isnâ€™t the recreation complex considered regional? Itâ€™s the only indoor pool,â€? she said. While the agreement calls for the city to make all decisions on the Vernon Recreation Complex, the financial contribution from Coldstream and Areas B and C towards operations would be reduced by half because they would not have a vote on matters. â€œControl will come at a cost to our taxpayers. Iâ€™d be happy if it stays as it is,â€? said Coun. Bob Spiers, referring to the current situation where all of the participants pay fully towards
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Conservation officers on the hunt for shooter ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Somewhere out there is a remorseful hunter, and local conservation officers want to find him. Conservation officials are appealing to the public for information about the individual who illegally shot a six-by-seven-point bull elk at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5 near Falkland, and for information about the person who confessed to the shooting in an anonymous e-mail three hours later. “The shooting took place off Highway 97, seven kilometres north of Falkland about 100 metres from a road construction site shack,” said conservation officer Josh Lockwood. “There is no elk season in this area.” One shot was heard by a highway worker who gave a description of a vehicle that sped off. Conservation officers attended the scene and tried to find the injured elk, which had been shot by a bullet in the rear end. The animal, however, took off and was not found or recovered. Elk are protected in that area for conservation reasons, there is no season and nobody can kill an elk there because there are believed to be only 17 of them in the
“I think he feels bad for what he did.” — Josh Lockwood small herd. Just after 1 p.m. on that afternoon, an e-mail was received at a site Lockwood called nobody@serverbritishcolumbia, with the writer confessing to shooting the elk. The e-mail was unsigned. “I feel terrible and deeply regretful for what I have done. I want to confess to someone,” said Lockwood in reading from the writer’s e-mail. The writer explained he was driving from Kamloops along Highway 97 when he saw a herd of elk in a field off the highway, including the large sixpoint bull elk. He pulled over to phone a friend to check the rules for shooting off the highway, and the pair determined that a shooter must be 200 metres from any structure, not on posted land and within 15 metres of the side of the road. “I regret I did not double check my regulations. I stalked the elk and shot it. When I got back to my truck I had
received a text message from a friend who said ‘Don’t shoot it.’ I panicked and fled.” The writer claims to have returned to the scene to see if anyone was in the area and that he was more concerned about recovering the animal and deeply troubled by his act. He said he saw a vehicle, panicked again and left the area. “It was just me. I was dressed in street clothes. I got caught in an adrenaline rush. And I am very sorry for being a coward and not turning myself in.” Lockwood believes the author is remorseful. “I think he feels bad for what he did and doesn’t want to suffer the consequences,” said Lockwood. “Because there’s a conservation concern, there is an issue. If he does feel remorse, then him stepping up to the plate is an opportunity for him to tell his story.” The fine for such a first offence can be up to $250,000 and/or six months in jail.
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in self-discipline, tolerance, team building, integrity and respect. A program that introduces “The students are expected to youth to law enforcement has demonstrate these newly acquired Vernon’s financial skills in role playing sceendorsement. narios which are facilitatCity council ed by RCMP officers and agreed Tuesday to community volunteers,” provide $6,000 a said Terry Pakenham, year, over three years, academy spokesman. to the Jean Minguy However, putting Memorial RCMP together the average annuYouth Academy. al operating cost of $37,000 “The educa- Terry Pakenham has been a challenge. tional component is “The future of the acadimportant. They do emy is always in jeopardy,” good work there,” said Coun. Bob said Pakenham. Spiers. Each cadet pays a fee to parThe academy, which was start- ticipate, and support is currently ed in 1999, is held at the Vernon being sought from ThompsonArmy Camp and it replicates one Okanagan local governments, week in the RCMP’s national school districts, the RCMP, service training centre. clubs and businesses to ensure Cadets are exposed to lectures sustainable funding. on law and police tactics as well Of the total budget, about as practical experience in drill and $23,000 goes to food. self-defense. They receive coaching “Trying to feed a teenager three Morning Star Staff
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Greater Vernon’s water system is no longer being disrupted by road construction. The water main relocation at Coldstream’s grid road project was completed late Friday, meaning the North Okanagan Regional District has rescinded a request to all Kalamalka Lake water users to reduce consumption. “The utility thanks those customers who altered their water use during this time,” said Al Cotsworth, utility manager. “We would also like to thank CGL Construction for its speedy work in moving the water main.” It had been anticipated that relocation of the water main may have continued until Oct. 18, after work began Oct. 6. There had been concerns that with the primary water main for the Kalamalka Lake source off line, the other smaller lines wouldn’t be able to keep up with water demand.
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been there since 1919 Lumby RCMP are and sits next to the old Fraser Lodge on the hunt site,” said for the person Lumby RCMP or persons Cpl. Henry responsible for Proce. a break-in at Thieves a well-known stole three local cabin. small alumiT h e num boats, Mackie cabin, Henry Proce a vintage located some Evinrude fiveeight kilometres past the bridge on horsepower boat motor Sugar Lake, was broken and an antique oak into sometime in early wheelbarrow along with some other items. October. “In all those years, “This cabin is wellknown to locals as it’s this is only the second
time the cabin has been broken into,” said Proce. Anybody with any information on the thefts is asked to call the Lumby detachment at 250-547-2151, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477) or leave a tip through the North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society’s website at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. Lumby RCMP also need help solving a case of vandalism to a vehicle. On the evening of
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APPOINTMENTS - ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION The Council of the District of Coldstream invites applications from interested residents of Coldstream, to ¿ll vacancies on the Advisory Planning Commission, effective January 1, 2011 for a two-year term. The Advisory Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Council on matters related to land use, community planning, and proposed bylaws and permits which are referred by the Council. The application form is available at the Coldstream Municipal Of¿ce, located at 9901 Kalamalka Road, and on the website at www.districtofcoldstream. ca. Applications will be received up to Friday, November 26, 2010.
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Witness sought in hit and run ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Vernon RCMP are still hunting for a witness to a serious accident earlier this month involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian. The incident happened shortly after midnight on Oct. 1 on 41st Street near Bella Vista Road. “Investigators are trying to locate a witness who was observed operating a white-coloured SUV in the area of the accident,” said Vernon RCMP Sgt. Dave Evans. “That witness still has not come forward and it’s very important the RCMP speak to that
witness to collect any information from them. We are appealing to that witness to come forward.” A 49-year-old man was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following the accident with serious breaks of his legs and internal injuries. He was expected to be moved out of intensive care last week to another ward at the hospital. A 50-year-old man was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm in connection with the incident.
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The Ministry of Forests Burning Ban has now been lifted. An Open Burning period for parcels 2 ha or larger, with an approved burning permit, for the Fall of 2010 is scheduled for Friday, October 15th until Friday, October 29th, 2010. Only one Burning Permit is permitted per property per year – anyone who had a burning permit in the Spring of 2010 is NOT eligible for a Fall 2010 Burning Permit. Open burning includes the burning of vegetation (defined as prunings and garden refuse only – no grass burning). Permits can be obtained from the District of Coldstream Municipal Office, at 9901 Kalamalka Road. Venting Index must be higher than 55. AS OF OCTOBER 30, 2010, ALL BURNING WILL BE PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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Police score major coke bust CHERYL WIERDA Black Press
Two West Kelowna men are among four people facing drug charges after nearly $4 million in cocaine hidden inside a fruit grinding machine from Argentina was intercepted by Canadian officials. It’s the second largescale cocaine seizure by B.C. border officials and RCMP to be announced in as many weeks, although officials say there is no evidence the two drug cases are linked. This latest investigation began on Sept. 22, when border officials inspecting a 2,300 kilogram fruit grinding machine noticed the machine was too heavy and its origin and destination — Kelowna — were suspicious. Using a fibrescope, which has a camera on the end, border officials were able to see something “unusual” inside the machine’s steel drums and later seized 97.5 kilograms of cocaine. RCMP say that translates into more than 97,000 doses of cocaine, valued at between $3.5 and $3.9 million, based on kilogram sales. “This was a highly sophisticated concealment, requiring various tools and examination techniques,” said Nicole Goodman, chief of operations air cargo for CBSA, during a press conference Tuesday at the Kelowna airport. The RCMP joined
For the record The Morning Star wishes to clarify an article in the Oct. 10 edition. Six communities in the North Okanagan Regional District are being asked to contribute $67,000 annually over three years to the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process, not $334,600 as was reported. The $334,600 is the total cost of the program, which currently involves the Columbia-Shuswap and Thompson-Nicola regional districts. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused.
the investigation following the discovery by border officials and say the machine and drugs went on to their destination in Kelowna through a “controlled delivery.” The drugs were brought to an outdoor storage facility in Kelowna — which police said had no knowledge of the drug trafficking — where police say there is evidence that the fruit grinding machine was breached. Police did not disclose if the drugs were then taken to another location or if they remained with the machine. “This should be alarming to everyone that people are going to this kind of magnitude and depth to import illegal substances into Canada,” said Supt. Brian Cantera, the officer in charge of the federal drug enforcement branch of B.C. As a result of the investigation, two West Kelowna men were arrested. Barry Michael Ready, 50, was arrested at a ranch outside Merritt, which police say he does not own, and Clifford Roger Montgomery, 33, was arrested at his home. Immediately following the Oct. 4 arrests, officers searched a rural property outside Merritt and a home in West Kelowna. The exact locations have
not been disclosed by police. Also wanted in the investigation are 32-yearold Tariq Mohammed Aslam of Surrey and 43-year-old Victor Perez Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen. Police aren’t disclosing the alleged roles each of the four people charged played in the drug smuggling. All three Canadians are known to police, and RCMP say they have recommended drug trafficking charges against Ready that stem from another investigation. Cantera said police
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are in the “initial” stages of this probe, but confirmed the fruit grinding machine was transported by air from Argentina to Miami, and then trucked from Florida to Vancouver. Border officials say it entered B.C. through the Pacific Highway crossing. Police could not say if the drugs were placed in the machine in South America, or if they were concealed in the machine at another point on its journey to Kelowna. Officers also aren’t certain where the cocaine was to go after it was intercepted.
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A8 Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The Morning Star
Opinion Parks debate going sideways
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hether it was just once or regularly, we’ve all turned down our noses or averted our eyes when walking past someone who appears to be homeless. Thoughts range from, “Lazy, get a job,” to “drug addict.” But consider that the person you shunned didn’t just materialize out of thin air. They are someone’s child, parent, spouse or sibling. You may have gone to school with them or coached them in minor sports. Inevitably, as you or I try not to make eye contact, another notion comes to mind: “This will never happen to Richard Rolke me.” But as these individuals grew up, it’s highly unlikely they ever envisioned themselves sleeping behind Polson Park, couch-surfing or begging to get into one of the limited number of shelter beds in Vernon. How long would your finances last if your job ended tomorrow? Could you manage to keep paying the rent or the mortgage, particularly when most of us have stretched our credit and minimum payments are putting us deeper in the hole? Think you will bounce right back with a new job? Perhaps, but are you willing to accept minimum wage or something that doesn’t reflect your skills or knowledge? The Okanagan’s never been overflowing with highpaying work and the recession has only made that situation worse. What if you are seriously injured and can’t ever work again? Disability pensions aren’t that lucrative. It’s believed that about 90 per cent of the Gateway shelter’s clients have some form of mental illness, and their focus is simply surviving day-to-day and not pounding the pavement for a job. Mental health can be debilitating and life-threatening, especially when agencies that provide assistance have had already
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tight budgets cut even further. And yes some of the people on the street are addicted to drugs or alcohol, but so may be people in your home, neighbourhood, church or office. Without the support and compassion of loved ones or those same cash-strapped organizations, lives can spiral out of control and homelessness becomes unavoidable. North Okanagan residents are known for their generosity, and that certainly rings true for the underprivileged. Mountains of nonperishable items are donated every year to the food banks, while tons of used clothes are also given away. Obviously this is all terrific and I encourage people to keep helping out, but it’s also easy to restrict your actions to emptying out your closets. There is never any personal interaction with those on the receiving end. They remain anonymous and instead of considering them as people just like ourselves, the stereotypes persist. Homeless Action Week runs until Saturday, and I can’t think of a better time for all of us to challenge our perceptions about the homeless and how they got to be where they are in life. The one thing that can be done is not slinking around them to avoid contact. Not all of them are looking to bum a smoke or spare change. They may be just out walking downtown, soaking up the sights and sounds, like you are. And even if they do approach you, exercise your right to provide cash or not, but don’t act like they’re not there. It could be that politeness and a smile may do more for them than a few coins will. Also consider how you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes. Would you want to be treated like a pariah or have someone wish you good morning? I know what I’m suggesting may not be easy, and I will certainly have to motivate myself to evolve. But it’s time that we stopped considering homelessness as an us-and-them scenario.
Politicians within Vernon and Coldstream appear split on proposed restructuring of the parks, recreation and culture function. Some are suggesting that the system which has been in place for almost 40 years should remain in place instead of splitting up control of parks and facilities between the participants. And such discussion is welcome but where were these same politicians when the entire debate began months ago? Why weren’t they speaking up then? If restructuring proceeds, most assets will be split up. This goes completely against the fact that we all use these facilities and have all paid towards operations and capital over the years. The financial implications from restructuring could be significant. Vernon will be virtually on the hook for the recreation complex as Coldstream and the electoral areas will not have a vote on activities there. As a result, they will only contribute half of what they do towards operations. On the other hand, Coldstream taxpayers could be liable for any upgrades needed to the wharf and structures at Kal Beach. Long-term upgrades for Polson Park wouldn’t get one nickel from Coldstream or the electoral areas. Some have suggested that restructuring is needed so local communities can have more say over park maintenance, or planning for new parks and facilities. But there must be a way of addressing these concerns within the current formula while not throwing the baby out with the bath water. In the end, there is little indication that the public’s best interest is being served, particularly when the politicians wait until the 11th hour to express doubts about the process.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
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n reply to Mrs. Strangward's letter where she says "local residents should be surveyed instead of fixating on what boaters want." The Kalavista Neighbourhood Committee just completed a survey in which only residents of that neighbourhood could participate in. In that survey they found that 68 per cent of people in that area own a boat and that 77 per cent of people support the launch. She may not be aware of the study as it was handcrafted by the Kalavista committee but did not turn out the desired response, and has rarely been referred to. This committee has been meeting with the mayor and councillors, as well as Coldstream staff ,for the past two years on a monthly basis, and has had ample opportunity to express its concerns. On the other hand, the boating public has had no meetings with Coldstream and has had to carefully read through meeting minutes to find out what will happen next to our right to access the lake. When I asked council to open this up to a public debate or meeting, they said they did not feel it necessary. The situation at the Kalavista boat launch is not perfect and there are
concerns but it is still the main access at the north end of the lake. At a recent boat launch study meeting, Warren Smith, from the RCMP's Lake Watch program, said they attended the Kalavista launch area and overall it was under control and there was only the occasional problem. When contacted, he stated that his office only received a few complaints over the entire summer. It does get very busy for a short period of time but it is no less safe than trying to cross Kalamalka Road, from the beach parking lot with your family, to the beach at the dangerous and poorly marked crosswalk. These same people feel that everyone should be made to use the Kekuli launch
SAD BUT TRUE A couple of months ago in the early morning hours, one or two individuals took it upon themselves to vandalize and commit thievery on my vehicle. They smashed a window and tried to steal the truck, but failing that, they vandalized the interior, ripped the stereo out of the dash, and stole various items. At the same time, they came on to my property and stole the solar lights (the ones that change colours) from around my rock garden. In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, an individual or individuals again came on to my property and stole the solar lights that replaced the ones previously stolen. Approximately 20 lights were taken this time. In the first incident, ICBC was gracious enough to affect repairs on my vehicle for a fee. The lights stolen from my property were not the cheap kind, and we are out of pocket for these thefts. I live in the BX, and I enjoy living here.
which is already overcrowded and full most summer weekends. There are also huge concerns with having to pull on and off a major highway with a truck and trailer and our families. This is the Okanagan and like it or not, it is one of the main boating capitals of Canada. Several Coldstream councillors and members of the Kalavista committee have publicly stated that tourism does not benefit this area and that boating is an inconvenience to the local residents. The Major Lakes Recreational Marine Study done in 2008 concluded that boating and spinoff to local businesses pumps almost $40 million dollars into the Central Okanagan's economy alone. We all benefit and put up with increased traffic in the
I don't understand why some idiot deems it "fun" to vandalize my property and commit theft against me. Maybe they weren't taught properly at home, or perhaps they didn't have a good example growing up. In any case, these actions are just an example of some people's stupidity. People of the BX beware. There are those in society who don't care about you, about your property, or any hardship that they may put you through. As long as they are having "fun," that's all that matters. It doesn't matter to them that their '"fun" is at the expense of others. It is sad but true. Gary Dyck PROPERTY PURCHASE TAX We were pleased to hear comments from Minister Coleman at the UBCM conference regarding his commitment to improving housing affordability by reducing taxes, but we disagree with some of his assertions.
summer months. Many local businesses rely on these busy months to make or break their year. Many of us have purchased our homes in this area because of the easy access to local lakes. We are growing tired of the implications that we are ruining the lakes and causing pollution and poor water quality. One of the head water quality technicians in this area stated that boating has virtually a nil effect on our drinking water and that boaters are "just an easy target." I was responsible for getting a garbage can put on the end of the Kal Lake dock as I witnessed huge amounts of garbage entering the lake from this area which would ultimately be blamed on boaters. I also stop to pick up foreign debris whenever I can and make sure that nothing from my boat enters the lake. Boaters love the lake also and are concerned with keeping local lakes as clean as possible. Boaters are also willing to work with helping to make sure local lakes are safer and easier for all user groups to enjoy. This anti-boating sentiment has to stop. Lorne Pearson
The amount of the property transfer tax (PTT) paid on the purchase of a new home valued at $500,000 is actually $8,000, not the $5,000 he claims. In fact, when you add the harmonized sales tax to the transaction, the total tax paid is $43,000, even with the provincial rebate. Anyone can calculate the taxes owing on a transaction by visiting our website at http://www.bcrea.bc.ca/sheltertaxes/resources.htm This is one of the reasons that B.C. has the highest homeownership costs in the country and why we have asked the government during its recent pre-budget consultations to implement a three-year phase-out of the PTT and restore fairness to home buyers. We look forward to working with the government to find ways to make homes more affordable for British Columbians. Moss Moloney, president, British Columbia Real Estate Association
HST STALLING "MLA believes HST referendum has merit." Boy, I'll bet Eric Foster does because he does not want to cast a vote now that he knows the majority of taxpayers in B.C. are against it. I believe a vote in the House is not only the least expensive way of dealing with this issue, it will also allow all of us to see how many of the MLAs are listening to us. It's time for each MLA to stand up and be counted. Just vote now. No more stalling. G. and R. Johnston
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Optimist club members have one motto, “Bringing out the best in kids,” and countless, creative ways to achieve that mission statement. A group of area residents is hoping to bring a branch of the worldwide organization to Vernon to start new youth projects and work with existing youth-oriented groups. “Everything they do is for kids and you can’t argue with that concept,” said Jan Mori, one of the people who wants to start the new service club. Three members of the Optimist Club of Coquitlam were in Vernon last week to talk about how the organization works and to meet with Mayor Wayne Lippert. “Our club is a friend to youth. We do that through a lot of pro-
grams such as speaking and essay contests, junior curling, golf and talent shows and promoting safety and presenting scholarships, working with community partners when appropriate” said Earl Pollock a 35-year member of the Optimist Club of Coquitlam. Hal Griffin, a 41-year member of the club said he has stayed with it because of the results he sees in youth. “Our music academy, music festivals and choirs give young people a chance to participate whatever their talents and interests. The members meet on a schedule that suits them and hear guest speakers and network. It’s a great organization and we’d like to see something happening in the interior of the province,” he said. Clubs have associated youth clubs called
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Dental clinic eager to spread smiles Morning Star Staff
The Community Dental Access Centre volunteer committee has been working tirelessly for years to provide a dental clinic with services based on income. Now, with many of the goals and objectives met, there has been a space chosen for a clinic and renovations are underway with the clinic expected to open in the new year. “This has been an evolving process and we have kept our goals and objectives in mind and met them,” said Lesly McMillan, clinic co-manager with Chris Turner. The four-chair clinic will have professional dental care staff and a resident dentist starting next summer. Volunteers will assist with things like paperwork. The downtown clinic space is currently being renovat-
ed and assistance from a contractor and donations in kind of building supplies would be greatly appreciated. Resident Jessie Crawford-Brown believes all donations help. “I have decided that I will start saving at least $10 a month to build up a fund to give to the centre. And I will dump the change from my purse regularly and donate that. Even small amounts add up,” she said. “There are a lot of seniors without dental care and other people of all ages from all walks of life who are eager for this clinic to open. I hate to think of children being in pain.” Tanis Farina, settlement counsellor for Vernon and District Immigrant Services said she sees clients who have poor dental health and it
prevents them from getting work and adjusting to their new life. Preventative dental care for children and adults will be an important part of the Community Dental Access Centre. For more information, call McMillan at 250-5468681 or Turner at 250558-5877 or see www. communitydentalaccess. ca.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Love and adventure take a front seat Caroline Woodward gives readers an Odyssey set in B.C. with her new book KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
aroline Woodward has been on a few Odysseys during her lifetime. Sheâ€™s been a bookseller in the Kootenays, has travelled around this province, and the world, extensively, and has had a previous book of short stories and a novel win literary awards. The author of the recently released Penny Love Wade, Wade Loves Penny (published by Oolichan Books) is about to set off again â€“â€“ on a book tour that brings her to the Vernon library Saturday. The Morning Star caught up with Woodward, who lives and works with her husband, tending the light station on Lennard Island, off the coast of Tofino, just before she left. 1. MS: Your story is sort of an Odyssey B.C. (Thatâ€™s British Columbia, not before Christ.) And I see some parallels to your own biography â€“ from growing up in the Peace River region to ending up as a lighthouse keeper off the west coast of Vancouver Island. I gather the journey in between has given you so many stories to draw from. What similarities lie between your life and those of your main characters in Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny? CW: I think of Penny as my doppelganger, the one who stayed in the Peace, started a family at a fairly young age, a community-minded person very tied to the third generation ranch she came to when she was a young bride. She is a domestic goddess and like her, I love baking bread and making dill pickles and preserves and planning big feasts for friends and family. Whereas, Wade is my inner trucker. He loves the open road, as do I, and likes a variety of landscapes and the novelty of the new; heâ€™s very open to different people and experiences. Iâ€™ve travelled and worked in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Europe, Britain, Cuba and elsewhere in Canada so I certainly share happiness with new adventures. Also, like Penny and Wade, my husband and I have run a business together (The Motherlode Bookstore in New Denver) and now, working in isolated and challenging conditions as light-keepers, we are again working side by side. So I know a thing or two about that kind of intense teamwork experienced by most ranch, farm and business couples. I also grew up on a homestead in the
Author/lighthouse keeper Caroline Woodward, from inside the historic Pachena Point Lighthouse, travels to the Okanagan this week to read from her new book, Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny. She is at the Vernon library Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Peace region, was a 4-H member for eight years with gardening and sewing clubs, rode our horses a lot and did a lot of heavy manual labour so I can write about those kinds of subjects with lived experience behind my words. 2. MS: Anyone who has read (Homerâ€™s) The Odyssey, Mary Renaultâ€™s books, or even Dâ€™Aulaireâ€™s, knows how in Greek mythology, the hero must usually take a life affirming journey (usually meeting up with some threeheaded beast!) And then there are the strong female characters who are either holding up the home-front, or providing some diversion along the way. Can you describe for our readers where your characters fit into these roles? (I especially love your take on the Sirens!) CW: I had fun with these classic characters and although I hope the story is enjoyable for those who have not read The Odyssey, I think it will reward those who have in much the same way as watching the Coen brothersâ€™ film, O Brother Where Art Thou?, which is yet another retelling of The Odyssey. Penny, of course, is Penelope, the clever and loyal wife of the wandering Odysseus, who protects his kingdom while he is off for 18 years fighting here and there on the Greek Islands. Wade means â€œwandererâ€? and so I decided that was the right name for my Odysseus, a wanderer who longs for home when he realizes he has gone way, way off track and is in peril.
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Some of the roles I adapted for the 21st century in this novel are the Lotus Landers, the dodgy bunch on the west coast island â€œtwo ferry rides from Vancouver Island;â€? Cyclops, the one-eyed giant, is the dangerous leader of a biker gang in the Rock Creek area; Circe, the woman who turned men into swine, is the owner of a thriving business on the outskirts of Kamloops, which offers food, drink, lodging, garages and dubious entertainment to the knights of the road, and so on. The Sireens are an incredibly good alt. country all-woman band hailing from Smithers, a good music town, and I made two competing garages, each one more of a rip-off than the other, to represent the notorious Clashing Rocks. I ended up creating two women in the role of Calypso, the healer, and could not resist making one Jamaican. There are also minor characters here and there as well but those are the main ones. And, just as in the original classic by Homer (not Simpson), I made sure there was a faithful dog because I love dogs! 3. MS: Almost every part of this province, including the Okanagan, plays a role in the book â€“â€“ from inside the pages to outside. Even the jacket cover has a valley connection. Can you tell us about it? CW: One of my earlier books, Disturbing the Peace, has a wonderful landscape on the cover, which the artist Jim Brennan painted, using photos Iâ€™d taken in an airplane over
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the patchwork quilt fields of the Peace River country, with the river running through it. A dam was added, plus a giant rooster and scientists in lab coats descending in parachutes. So I wanted a cover for this book which reflected the wonderful Peace River landscape because I want to mythologize it, to make understood and beloved, that northern landscape in my novel. But this is 2010, so my husband Googled â€œprairieâ€? and â€œquiltâ€? after hearing me muse out loud about the cover. My character, Penny, is a quilter, not a weaver, like the original Penelope of Ithaca. And what should come up but Marilyn Harrisâ€™ marvelous series of paintings called Prairie Quilts. Fortunately, Marilyn, who now lives and has a studio in Kelowna, was amenable to Oolichan Books adapting the one I chose, Prairie Quilt #2, for my cover. I will finally get to meet Marilyn on my upcoming book tour and it is already one of the highlights for me. 4. MS: Goodland (where Wade and Penny are from) sounds like the land of milk and honey, literally. Describe to us southerners, some of whom grow grapes and apples for a living, what life is like up in the Peace. C.W. The Peace River region was the last major homesteading region in all of Canada, which meant that forested or open prairie land was still available in quarter sections (160 acres) for those hardy souls who were able to â€œproveâ€? it by fencing and ploughing a certain number of acres annually in order to have a claim to the land. It also coincided with First Nations being pushed off the good, arable land onto reservations where the land wasnâ€™t as desirable for agriculture. Landless immigrants from war-torn Europe and prairie farmers bankrupted by the drought of the 1930s made the long and arduous trip to the â€œgreen and fertileâ€? Peace district. The Chinook winds through the Pine Pass of the northern Rockies made some winters bearable but generally speaking, the winters in the Peace are dark and bitterly cold. However, come spring and summer, the proximity of the Peace to the Arctic Circle means 20-plus hours of sunlight and the gardens and crops grown on the rich topsoil (class I and II land for the farmers reading this) and sandy loam of the Alberta Plateau are nothing less than astounding. Zucchinis have â€œstretchâ€? marks along their sides, scratches from little rocks in the soil due to growing so quickly in this neverending sunlight. In the priceless valley lands of the Peace and its tributaries, melons, pumpkins and the entire squash family, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and every other root crop and salad vegetable was and is grown in a micro-climate that is rare in this province.
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Arts HIGHLAND HONOUR
Highland dancer Wren Ellis, 16 (centre, right), a student with Vernon’s Argyll School of Celtic Arts, is presented with an engraved sword as the first recipient of the Kate. E. Shaw Memorial Spirit Award at the recent Highland Games dance competition in Castlegar. The sword, presented by Vancouver judge Joan Murray (left), Mary Elizabeth McAleer of McAleer Highland Gear and competition organizer Jaydeen Ashton, is given to a dancer who expresses joy and true love of dance on and off the stage.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on October 20, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. to hear representations on the following matter[s]:
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Author shares her “Peace” of the world Continued from page A16 The early photographs of garden produce displayed on the porches of log cabins are just wonderful and when word of this deep topsoil and productivity began to spread, the settlers began to arrive in droves. Farmers sent prize-winning exhibits of wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, etcetera to the World Fairs and the blue and red ribbons added to the lustre of the Peace as a land which grew all manner of amazing produce. However, the vagaries of the winter climate, which can go from -32 F to 32 above in 24 hours and back again, then as now, defeated the best intentions of many of those homesteaders. The northern summers are not as searing hot or dry as the Okanagan, which makes it possible to grow vegetables and grain crops without constant irrigation but the northern winters are a test of character. 5. MS: You mentioned you have a children’s picture book on the way, entitled Singing Away the Dark. It’s also based on your roots growing up in the Peace River, but tells of story anyone who has grown up in rural Canada can relate to –– that is walking a long way to catch a bus to school. Do you have romantic notions for rural living, and if you were offered an opportunity to move your family to the city, would you take it, and if not, why? CW: When I was a young woman in the ‘60s and‘70s, going “back
to the land” was a big part of the cultural ethos for many disaffected young and not-so-young people. I had no romantic fantasies of doing anything remotely like that, never mind grinding grain to make bread, barefoot and pregnant in my peasant dress. I was off to travel the world and see the great cities of London and Rome and Delhi. But it’s odd how things come around in one’s life. I grew up on an isolated homestead and loved it but I didn’t want to raise my family like that. I wanted us all to have easy access to school and choir practice and soccer games and music camp. My idea of perfect living as someone now approaching retirement is to have an apartment in a city for the winter so that I can go to the music concerts and lectures at the universities and galleries and to live theatre and dance, to enjoy all the arts and stimulating people that I appreciate so much. Then, I’d like to live in
the wilderness or something near to it for the summer so that I can enjoy camping and kayaking and swimming and being outdoors in the short but sweet season we have of it in Canada. Oh, and resume our rituals of going to the annual summer show at the Caravan Farm
Theatre and the IPE and the Hills Garlic Festival, which is actually in New Denver, all classic, quality summer celebrations. Caroline Woodward will give a talk and read from her novel at the Vernon library Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Books will be for sale at the library for a book signing.
Bylaw No. 2458, 2010 proposes to amend Schedules “A” and “B” of Electoral Area “F” Of¿cial Community Plan Designation Bylaw No. 1934, 2004 by designating the Canadian Paci¿c railway corridor between the City of Enderby and Mara Lake as a transportation corridor in support of the objective of preserving unbroken transportation corridors for future use, including railroads, cycle routes, trails and other uses that complement the primary transportation function of the corridor.
REZONING BYLAW NO. 2275, 2007 [EGGEN] Location: Legal Description: Owner(s)/Applicant: Present Zoning: Proposed Zoning: Purpose:
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Impersonator is crazy for Cline Morning Star Staff
Bonnie Kilroe knew right from the start that she was meant to play Patsy Cline. Growing up at the coast, she wore out her Patsy Cline cassette tapes listening to them. She then auditioned for the lead role in a production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. â€œI was so excited, I went out and rented a wig, and did a song that I was sure no one knew, but at that time, I was not yet a very seasoned singer and... did not get the role,â€? said Kilroe, who brings her Evening With Patsy Cline show to the Vernon legion Oct. 23. Despite the rejection, the audition turned out to be a pivotal moment as it turned the aspiring performer down the path of her current profession as a celebrity impersonator. Kilroe has since added 14 characters, including Cline, to her two-hour musical-comedy celebrity impersonation show, which she has performed at casinos, on cruise ships and for corporate events. And she has just returned from Las Vegas where she performed two showcases at a celebrity impersonator convention. â€œI did three characters in the four minutes twice with only 15-second costume changes. (It was) crazy, but I pulled it off and got some great feedback from the panel of judges,â€? she said. Kilroe is bringing her Vegas Meets Vaudeville show, with odes to Cline, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Tina Turner, Carmen Miranda, Dolly Parton and others as a fundraiser for Partial Kids with Cancer to the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Oct. 22. And she plans to return to Vernon next year with the show. â€œI love interaction with the audience and the more connection, the better. When I do my big 14 character Vegas Meets Vaudeville Show it is mandatory and I bring people up to help me out as Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe and Cher.â€? However, itâ€™s Cline who Kilroe has the most personal bond with. â€œI have had a very amazing exciting roller coaster love life with more hurtful heartaches and breaks than I care to count, yet I really feel that the experience I have had helps me connect to every sad and beautiful lyric in Patsy Cline music,â€? she said. â€œI make fun of the tragedy of losing love and being heartbroken, but make no mistake, when the song is sung, the tears will fall.â€? Kilroe will bring her Patsy Cline tribute to the Royal Canadian Legion in Vernon Oct. 23. Tickets are $25, with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. For information and tickets, call 545-3295 or 542-2696.
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Film digs up true story about hermit Vernon Film Society
For its fourth movie of the fall season, the Vernon Film Society will screen Get Low, an audience favourite at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival. The movie is loosely based on the true story of a “living funeral” staged by a Tennessee hermit in 1938, a funeral that reportedly drew at least 8,000 attendees. Director Aaron Schneider and his screenwriters have turned that local legend into a simple, folksy yarn that serves mainly as a showcase for 79-year-old actor Robert Duvall. As Felix Bush, a mysterious eccentric living in the Tennessee backwoods, he’s the target of wild rumours about his past made credible by the sign on the road to his property that reads: “No damn trespassing.
Beware of mule.” One day Bush walks into the local funeral parlour and announces to the undertaker Frank Quinn (Bill Murray): “‘Bout time for me to get low. Down to business. I need a funeral.” He plans his burial plot, his gravestone, and his farewell speech. He wants this all to happen now, while he’s still alive and can enjoy getting the value for his money. More importantly, he wants a big funeral party where the guests will be invited to tell tales about him, good or bad. The tale the audience wants to hear, though, is the old man’s own story –– the reason that has caused him to shun his fellow human beings while living alone in the woods. Bush’s plan, which also involves raffling off his land, promises to be a cash cow for the financially stretched under-
taker who intends to milk it for all it’s worth. It seems the Depression has even hit the funeral trade as Quinn asks, “What do you do when people won’t die?” Quinn digs up two people from Felix’s past –– Mattie Darrow (Sissy Spacek, in her first role opposite Duvall), a sweet-natured widow Felix briefly dated decades ago, and Rev. Charlie Jackson (Bill Cobbs), who remains silent when asked about his relationship with the hermit. The details of Felix’s self-exile and dark past won’t be revealed, though, until the man finally unburdens himself on the big day. As Roger Ebert says, “It’s a genre piece for character actors is what it is, and that’s an honorable thing for it to be. Perhaps Robert Duvall is the only man alive
who could make his big speech here sound like the truth – and sincere. But he does.” Music lovers will enjoy the score, a mixture of 1930’s greats Bix Beiderbecke and the Ink Spots with the bluegrass of Nashville band The Steel Drivers, who
appear on screen in the funeral party scene. Get Low screens at the Towne Cinema Monday at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the theatre and the Bean Scene one week prior to the film. Theatre doors open at 4:15 p.m.
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A20 Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The Morning Star
Activity BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL Assume a more active role in your social or fraternal affairs in the next 12 months, as conditions are looking favorable. It is likely to be an especially good cycle for making and developing long-term relationships with new friends.
PUZZLE NO. 203
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Before making any social arrangements with your friends, make sure there is no one at home who is depending on you. Your plans could radically interfere with theirs and cause complications. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Needless hurrying enhances carelessness, so for the sake of your own productivity and efficacy, pace yourself sensibly, especially where important work is concerned.
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) It’s wrong to think that you have to depend on others to back you up on what needs doing, because you’re quite capable of handling everything. You’re not weak or ineffective. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Strive for a good balance in handling people over whom you have authority. If you’re not unduly dictatorial or too easygoing with them, you’ll get a lot more cooperation out of them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) When making comments to co-workers, weigh your words carefully so that others don’t think you’re pitting one person against another, which could cause a rebellion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It’s not your nature to be possessive of those you love, so take care that you don’t become overly protective or controlling. Give everyone plenty of room to be him/ herself.
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for takeout, so he had to pass and hope his partner balanced with a double, which he could pass, converting it to a penalty double. However, East judged not to act. (East knew it was probably right for him to do something. However, he was afraid that if he did bid, say, two spades, West would have carried the auction too high, expecting East to have a stronger hand.) Declarer took the opening spade lead with his king and played the diamond queen. West won with his ace and shifted to the club three. East took the trick with his ace and returned a spade, hoping his partner would ruff. South won with dummy’s ace and cashed the king-jack of diamonds,
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News Our Okanagan website puts business at consumer’s fingertips Morning Star Staff
Our Okanagan is a new online service that is designed to connect those looking for a local product or service with those that can provide it.
The site (www.ourokanagan.ca) is available to local businesses and non-profits to provide details about what they offer. “Right now, the focus is on getting businesses and non-profits
to register and post a profile,” said Leigha Horsfield, a Community Futures employee who is assisting in the promotion of the site. “Once we have many businesses registered, we will then focus on
promoting the site to consumers as a resource to find local products and services” The goal of the site is to stimulate the local economy by connecting consumers to suppliers.
“In our work with local companies, we have found them sourcing supplies and services outside our region that are readily available right here,” said Jane Lister, member of the site steering committee.
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Vernon Maraudersâ€™ Max Chapman attempts to get past the defence of Kelowna Lionsâ€™ Nico Dirksen during Southern Interior Junior Bantam Football League action Sunday at Grahame Park. See page B4 for a full weekend wrap-up of minor football.
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Four straight wins earned the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers a berth in the championship final of the Seafair Ice Breaker Midget Tier 1 tournament in Richmond, Monday. A couple of weird bounces for goals was the difference in the final as the Vipers fell 4-2 to Seattle Northwest Admirals. Trevor Pickett scored twice on the powerplay for Vernon, and another manadvantage bid with the goalie on the bench failed to get the Vipers any closer to the fast-skating Americans. The Vipers made it to the final of the eight-team tournament by winning all three of their round-robin games and disposing of Hollyburn Winter Club 3-0 in Sunday's semifinal. Colton Thibault scored on the first shift against Hollyburn, and sealed the
victory with a late goal in the second period on a nifty passing play with Pickett. Ryan Scheidt recorded the other marker. Game MVP Danny Todosychuk made several stellar saves to shut down the Vancouver team. Vernon scored two late goals in downing the previously undefeated Juan de Fuca Grizzlies 3-2. Brett Hawrys smacked home the winner with 8.3 seconds left even though a tie would have secured first place for the Vipers. Hawrys also scored in the first period, with Scheidt notching the other one. Pickett and Thibault both recorded two assists. The Pickett, Hawrys, Thibault line was a threat to score all weekend. Vernon clobbered Comox Valley 7-1 earlier Saturday with Pickett supplying the hat trick. Chris Nonis scored twice and Thibault and Hawrys each collected
1+2, with Richard Meaney also contributing two helpers. The Vipers opened the tournament Friday night with an 8-1 victory over the Seafair Islanders. "We had a great tournament," said Vipers' head coach Jim Armstrong, assisted by trainer Craig Carter. "We won four games in a row, including a great character-building, come-from-behind win over Juan de Fuca. These early-season tournaments are all about bonding and coming together as a team and we achieved that. There's stuff to work on but it's a great start to the season." The Vipers return to league play Friday night at Civic Arena against Okanagan Hockey Academy and battle Kelowna Pursuit of Excellence Sunday night at Prospera Place.
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GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff Pat McGillis was probably starting to wonder if he had crossed the hockey gods in some way. Despite earning a regular shift and getting plenty of opportunities, the second-year Vernon Viper forward had gone nine B.C. Hockey League games without scoring a goal. The 19-year-old Calgary productâ€™s resolve paid off Saturday night, as he collected first star and a pair of goals, including the winner, helping the Snakes sweep their weekend home-and-home series against the Westside Warriors with a 6-4 win before 1,766 fans at Wesbild Centre. â€œI just felt like I was snakebitten, I was getting the chances but the pucks just werenâ€™t going Pat McGillis in,â€? said McGillis, a Notre Dame Hounds grad. Reunited with Vernonâ€™s leading scorer Dylan Walchuk (3A), McGillis was the beneficiary of a pair of gorgeous setups, the first a saucer pass for a shorthanded tally with 33 seconds left in the second period. Regarding the winner at 12:48 of the third period, McGillis added: â€œI knew it was coming out front and I was just hoping it would hit my stick and it did. Wally set me up with two nice ones and I canâ€™t complain about those.â€? The Warriors (5-6-1) handed Vernon (7-41-2) an early opportunity as defenceman Peter MacIntosh ran over Darren Nowick, earning a hit from behind and an ejection just 46 seconds into the game. The Snakes went right to work on the powerplay, controlling possession in the Warriorsâ€™ zone for a full minute before Adam Thompson (1+2) wristed a shot through traffic, beating netminder Kevin Boyle from the left point at 1:58. Warriorsâ€™ head coach Darren Yopyk was left shaking his head after the MacIntosh penalty. â€œIâ€™ve only been in the league for one year now, and all five games weâ€™ve been in this building weâ€™ve got a penalty in the first two-and-a-half minutes. I donâ€™t say that very often, but Iâ€™ll leave it at that,â€? he said. â€œWe made some big mistakes and it cost us. Weâ€™re a young group and we have a lot of young guys, as does Vernon, but the two teams worked pretty hard and they got one more bounce than we did.â€? Brayden Sherbinin (3rd goal), with the first of his two on the night, converted a sweet give-and-go with Tyler Krause to pull the Warriors even at 17:44 of the first. See KAKOSKE on B3
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Mustangs raid coast Continued from B1 The Watkins Motors Mustangs made the Pee Wee AAA final of the Seafair Ice Breaker, falling 6-2 to Surrey in Monday’s final. Carson Gray and Zac McCall scored in a game which was close until midway through the third. MVP Michael LeNoury had some solid contact and was part of a solid defensive core all weekend. The Mustangs defeated previously unbeaten Seafair 4-2 in the semifinals, goals coming from Matt Kowalski, Kaden Black, Josh DeCoffe and Jagger Williamson, into an empty net. Black was a solid choice for MVP. Watkin Motors, coached by Chris Kopp, went 2-1 in the round-robin, opening with a 3-0 win over the Ridge Meadows Rustlers. Jarret Campbell, Black and Williamson scored with helpers going to Le Noury, Noah Turanski and Brett Lambert. The MVP was Billy Cawthorne with the shutout. Surrey stopped Vernon 4-2 with Josh Evans enjoying a solid game in the Vernon net and the offence coming from game MVP Williamson and Lambert. Game three was pivotal for the Mustangs to progress to the semifinals and they delivered with a 5-3 victory over Seattle. Williamson (2), McCall, Black and Gray handled the offence. The MVP with a strong leadership game was Lambert. The Nixon Wenger Pee Wee Tier 2 Thrashers attended the Abbotsford Icebreaker tournament over the long weekend. With a short bench, they opened the tournament Friday by losing 4-1 to Westside. Jason Shaigec scored the lone goal from Riley Swiscoski. MVP was Jordyn Pimm and the Unsung Hero went to defenceman Bryn Bedard.
On Saturday, the Thrashers faced a massive Abbotsford entry and battled hard for a 3-3 tie. Abbotsford led until a power play goal from Dean Whitcomb (assist Shaigec), tied the game at 1-1. Pimm’s rebound got tagged by Travis Jackson to equalize a 2-2. Vernon took the lead with six minutes to go when Seth Blundell converted on a scramble. Abbotsford tied it with a minute left. MVP went to Shaigec and Unsung Hero to goalie Jacob Holland. Nixon Wenger then lost 3-0 to Tier 1 Port Coquitlam with MVP going to Whitcomb and Unsung Hero to Molly Box. The Thrashers then earned a 5-0 win over Surrey Tier 2 in cross-over play. Whitcomb’s rebound was buried by Shaigec just three minutes in and then Bedard took a shot from the blueline which deflected off one a Surrey defender for a 2-0 lead. Colton Skead finished the first period with a goal off of Ethan King’s rebound shot from the point. Kyle Sherwood put a backhander top shelf to make it 4-0 late in the second and Swiscoski finished off the thumping with a goal in the third. The 32-10 shot advantage for the Thrashers helped earn the shutout for Shane Meadahl. MVP went to King and Unsung Hero to Skead. In Atom Development league play on Sunday, the Valley Wood Remanufacturing Venom doubled the Kelowna Icehawks 4-2. Levi Danbrook scored twice on assists by Coleton Bilodeau and CJ Storey. Caden Danbrook and Gavin Fleck added singles. In exhibition action Saturday, the Venom fell 7-5 to the Kamloops Ice Ducks. Fleck (2), Bilodeau, Steven Benischek and
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The Thrashers’ Jason Shaigec cuts around an Abbotsford defender at the Pee Wee Tier 2 Icebreaker Tournament last weekend in Abbotsford. Ben King added singles. Assists came from Levi Danbrook, Dylan Sedlacek and Braeden Cooper. In other Atom league action, host Penticton scored on a three-on-one with 87 seconds remaining to edge the H&L Glass Wolfpack 6-5 at the Okanagan Hockey Academy Arena. Penticton led 5-2 midway through the third before Wolfpack captain Powell Connor bagged sweet back-to-back goals followed by another by Pimm. Connor tipped in a pass by Drayden Dougan and then went coast to coast. Eric Noren and Nick Mitchell also scored for the Pack. The North Okanagan Knights Atoms won two league games, ambushing the Chase Chiefs 9-3 Saturday at the Nor-Val Sports
Centre led by Matthew Dolinar 4+1 and Mitchell Brown with 2+1. Devon Canning also scored twice with Jake Crandlemire adding a single goal. Kord Haller, Juli Gilowski and James Francis chipped in with assists. On Sunday, the Knights defeated the Merritt Centennials 7-4 at the Enderby Arena with Haller pacing the attack with 2+1. Brown continued his great two-way play with a goal while Dolinar had 1+2 and Canning, Austin Clarke and Bryan Brew also scored. Caedon Bellmann and Wyatt Fowler split the goaltending duties in both games. The Knights received strong defensive efforts from Brett Zbytnuik, Griffin Evans and Damian Coljee-Fehr.
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North Okanagan Knights’ head coach Sylvain Leone called it his team’s best allround effort of the season so far. The Knights exploded for four straight second-period goals as they brushed back the Kelowna Chiefs 4-1 before 150 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League fans Sunday afternoon at Nor-Val Sports Centre. “It was our best 60-minute game of the year,” said Leone. “All year long our third periods have been strong. This time it was back-to-back-to-back solid periods.” Before the game, Leone urged his squad to forget they are largely a rookie club, and to go out and play with intensity.
“They came out hard, but we did as well. We wanted to be physical and we were aggressive on the forecheck,” he said. All of North Okanagan’s scoring came in the second half of the second frame, with Rick Soo starting the shooting spree at 11:14, assisted by Colin Minardi and Shawn Holliday. Minardi made it 2-0 with a powerplay marker two minutes later, assists to Brodie Clark and Kurtis Hagen, who played with the Knights for a stint last season. Steven Pantazopoulos, assisted by Cory Bulach and Brendan Jost, and T.J. Dumonceaux, assisted by Holliday and Clark, completed the Knights’ offence.
“We predicted Kelowna would start to take some chances in the second period, and they did,” said Leone. The Chiefs’ lone goal was scored by Turner Lawson with 22 seconds remaining. Leone said it was probably the Knights’ only defensive breakdown of the entire game. The win improves the Knights to 7-4, bringing them into a two-way tie with the Chiefs (7-6) for second place in the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference, with two games in hand. North Okanagan host the Princeton Posse (3-7-1) Friday night and the Kimberley Dynamiters (4-6) Saturday, both games at Nor-Val.
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Kakoske collects pair Continued from B1 “It was a nice feed from Krause there, and I just got it at the net and shot it,” said third star Sherbinin, a Kelowna native. “We played a lot better than (Friday) night, we worked a lot harder and just didn’t get the bounces.” Vernon snatched the lead back a minute later as Bryce Kakoske’s fifth goal, a dumpin from centre ice appeared to take a slight deflection off a Warrior defender, handcuffing Boyle (24 saves). Kakoske (6th), who earned second star, kept the Vipers rolling a minute into the second period as he wheeled to the faceoff dot and unleashed a wicked riser, beating Boyle high blocker side. The Vernon native is taking his role as a team leader seriously, and Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner has rewarded him with a larger job description. “In five years in this league, I’ve never been on the penalty kill, but it’s been nice so far,” smiled Kakoske, who came into training camp 20 pounds lighter. “It’s been nice to see all that hard work in the summer has come around.” After a solid outing Friday night, Ferner didn’t hesitate to keep his 20-year-old line of Kakoske, David Robinson and Kyle Murphy intact. “We decided to put the old grizzled line together… there’s a reason they wear grey in practice – they’re probably the oldest line in the B.C. Hockey League,” smiled Ferner. “They were very good (Friday) night and
we weren’t going to take that away from those guys.” With Vernon leading 4-2 after 40 minutes, the Warriors clawed back into the game with third-period goals from Alex Grieve (5th, powerplay) and Quinn Gould (2nd) to tie it. Vernon responded on the very next shift with McGillis’s winner. Mike Zalewski, taking a stretch pass from Murphy, went in alone for a breakaway goal to add some insurance. Said Ferner: “I’m proud of our guys. They came back and tied it and we just stuck to our systems and our game-plan and came out with a victory. “That’s the key. It speaks volumes of the character of this group. It’s how you respond when bad things happen.” Netminder Blake Voth recorded 20 saves for his seventh win. It was a much-needed home win for the Vipers, as they improved to 2-2-1-1 at Wesbild. They are 5-2-0-1 on the road. Vernon will pit their third-ranked defence (2.60 goals against average) against the host Trail Smoke Eaters (8-5-0-1) Friday night at Cominco Arena. They entertain the Smokies Saturday at Wesbild. SNAKE BITES: Viper grad Sahir Gill has earned Hockey East’s Rookie of the Week Award with the Boston University Terriers. Playing in BU’s Icebreaker Tournament, the Terrace product recorded five points and was a plus-five, setting up both gamewinning goals.
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The Fulton Maroons unleashed some groundand-pound Saturday at Grahame Park. Entertaining the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops in high school senior AA boys exhibition football play, the Maroons rushed for more than 350 yards in a 31-6 victory. Tailback Kris Davidson supplied a pair of rushing touchdowns – a 21-yarder and a 10-yarder – and Greg Hyde reeled in a pair of short aerial strikes from quarterback Ben Olson. Davidson hustled for 149 yards on 13 carries, Dalton Anderson was good for 98 yards on 10 touches and Matt Parlee added 76 yards on 11 attempts. “He ran very hard all game, made people miss and also ran over some players. He was a little banged up but played with a lot of heart,” said Maroons’ head coach Mike Scheller, of Davidson’s effort. Scheller credited Fulton’s offensive line for opening big holes for the backs, controlling the line of scrimmage and protecting Olson in the pocket. “The coaches were happy with the effort of the boys, and we executed well in many facets of the game,” added Scheller. “We got an early lead, so we were able to sub a lot of players in, and also try a variety of things offensively.”
Dan Ferreira added a one-yard plunge into the end zone to complete the major. Ferreira (25 yards) and Mike Tkatschow (nine yards) also moved the ball on the ground. In the air, Olson went 9-for-17 for 73 yards and one interception. Kyle Richardson delivered one toss for 26 yards. Hyde (35 yards), Anderson (26 yards), Cody Nevens (22 yards) and Cole Lawrie (14 yards) hauled in catches. Lucas Hofer was stellar defensively, registering nine tackles. Mike Ochoa (5), Olson (4), Richardson (4), Davidson (4) and Dustin MacDonald (3) also helped stop the Blue Wave offence. Olson supplied a pair of sacks and Hyde returned an interception for 10 yards. Defenders Anthony Marchand and Xavier Morris played the run well, and got some pressure on Westsyde QB. The one area where Scheller wants Fulton to improve is team discipline as he felt they took too many penalties. Both the Fulton seniors (3-2 overall, 1-0 league) and juniors have a bye this week. The juniors host the Seaton Sonics Wednesday, Oct. 20 (3:30 p.m.) at Grahame, while the seniors entertain the NorKam Saints Saturday, Oct. 23 at noon.
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Fulton Maroons' Greg Hyde (left) keeps Westsyde Blue Wave's Darrin Foster at arm’s length during high school senior boys exhibition football action Saturday at Grahame Park.
Magnums add Bighorns to trophy case Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Magnums grounded the Columbia Valley Bighorns of Invermere 45-14 in Southern Interior Midget Football League action Thanksgiving Sunday at Grahame Park. The Bighorns came out fast, scoring a converted touchdown on their first possession. Vernon responded with Hayden Jones scoring through the middle, converted by Bryce Barker. Vernon quarterback Keenan Jespersen added another TD, and then intercepted a Bighorn pass on defence to end the first quarter with a 13-7 Magnum lead. Vernon (5-0) came out flying in the second quarter with Jones running in two more touchdowns, while Jespersen threw a 35-yard TD pass to Kris Boring. The Magnum defence also stepped up, with middle linebacker Landon Koenig stripping the ball and Barker intercepting a Bighorn pass. In third-quarter action, the Vernon defence dominated, with Koenig sacking Bighorn QB Ty Green while Barker added another two interceptions. The Bighorns scored their only other converted TD in the third quarter which was answered by another Jespersen major. In the final quarter, Jespersen ran in the last Magnum TD of the game. “The Magnum linemen were the unsung heroes of the day,” beamed head coach Bill (Lumpy) Tarr. “Vernon's game MVP was Zac Warner for his efforts to control the line.” In Pee Wee league play at Grahame Park, the Vernon Yellow Jackets defeated the Salmon Arm Colts 14-6 in a thriller. Salmon Arm scored on their second possession of the game, a well-executed sweep from 35 yards out. After that, it was all defence for the Jackets as Salmon Arm only got three more first downs the rest of the game. The defence was a definite team effort as 13 players recorded solo tackles. Keith Jones, with two QB sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and Weston Vanderveen with 3.5 tackles for a loss and
Magnum QB Keenan Jespersen (left) breaks a tackle in Midget minor football play Sunday at Grahame Park. two other tackles, led the way. QB Keegan Vicklund led the offence, running six times for 58 yards and two touchdowns. First-time running back Issac Olsen had 10 carries for 43 yards, softening up the defence for running backs Morgan Nichols and Dylan Huber to contribute significant running yards. Vernon’s punting game was the difference maker in the defensive battle with kicker Morgan Nichols able to consistently punt the ball for 30 yards and Vicklund making three solo tackles. Vernon host the Kelowna Bears this Sunday (noon) at Grahame Park. The Vernon Blue Bombers smothered the West Kelowna Sundevils 28-6 in Atom action. Ethan Anderson sparked the Bombers with more than 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns to keep Vernon's playoff hopes alive. Nez Ford opened the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Kayden Doughty topped the scoring late in the fourth quarter.
"Another strong outing was put on by Tristen Baker and Trey Winstanley running the ball," said coach Jeff Anderson. "The offensive line had a strong game and standing out was Tayber McLean. The defence had an outstanding game keeping the Sun Devils at bay all game long." In Junior Bantam action, the Kelowna Lions clinched second place with a 22-0 win over the Vernon Marauders at Grahame Park. With nine of their starters either sick or injured, the Marauders failed to mount an effective attack. Max Chapman and Jacob Mayner were the offensive stars with several solid rushes, and new QB Brandon Isaac performed well. Vance Rogers, Mariah Klein, and Jordan Taylor also played solid games. On defence, Carter Olsen Stiles recorded eight tackles, while Jonah Anesty, Nyla McPherson and Bryce Sorensen had four each. Mack Henry, Connor Kamon and Tyler Smith were also solid on the D.
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KELOWNA – To a man, the Okanagan Sun rated its performance in the BCFC semifinal as mediocre – at best. And no one in orange and brown is expecting the same kind of effort to be anywhere near sufficient this Sunday when the Vancouver Island Raiders come calling. "Absolutely, we can't execute the same way against a team like the Vancouver Island Raiders or we'll be in trouble," Sun head coach Peter McCall. "We came out uninspired, we knew the Raiders were out there waiting for us, we were looking ahead, and it almost came back to bite us. "Victoria worked hard, scouted us and gave us a tough game. Hopefully, this will wake everybody up." After dominating Victoria in back-toback weeks to finish the regular season, the Sun looked stagnant in Sunday's playoff matchup at the Apple Bowl, but still emerged with a 30-20 win. With the exception of a two-touchdown outburst late in the first half, the Sun failed to piece together much consistency on offence. In fact, the Rebels outdistanced the Sun in total yards, 391 to 343, and made the
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Sun receiver Steven Shott gets taken down by a Victoria Rebel in Sunday BCFC semifinal Okanagan defence look as vulnerable as it has all season. On both sides of the ball, McCall said the club needs to regain the edge and intensity it displayed on the way to a 9-1 regular season record in the club’s 30th season. "You can't be afraid to get your pants dirty, play with that physicalness, and play tough," he said. "We had little bursts on offence where we were efficient, but not enough. On defence, too many missed tackles and blown assignments. The optimist in you says this is a blessing in disguise. The Raiders will come here and play hard and we'll need to answer that." In the Raiders, the Sun face a foe who has beaten them in the playoffs each of the last four years. But unlike the previous encounters, the Sun is home at the Apple Bowl where they
knocked off Vancouver Island 27-19 back on Aug. 7. Still, even with the hometown audience behind them, quarterback Bobby Davis said the Sun will need to come armed with their best game of the year. "We've been waiting for this all season," said Davis, in his first year as the club's starting pivot. "The guys are hungry, we're going to have an intense week of preparation, and just be ready come out and do it next weekend. It's our biggest game of the season, we'll have to be a lot better mentally than we were against Victoria, and I know we will be." VSS grad Damon Soque, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound linebacker, and Fulton grad Michael Wolsey, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound DL, are with the Sun. Kick off for the Cullen Cup is 1 p.m. Sunday at the Apple Bowl.
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The Sir Winston's Pub Okanagan Impact defeated favoured host Penticton 5-4 (0-0) on penalty kicks in Monday's women's final of the Thanksgiving Classic Soccer Tournament at Kings Park. Keeper Shelinda Morin kept the Impact in the championship game, facing a rested Peach City crew (played just two preliminary matches). The Impact converted all five of their penalty kicks with Myra McEwan, Lauren Harris, Dawn Trossler, the lovely and talented Kris Ponto and Edeen Ramsey scoring after a scoreless 10-minute overtime.
Morin made a fantastic save on the third shot diving hard to her right. "We entered as a Rec team, but there were not enough women's teams to make two sides so all the teams were combined," said Ponto. "We were not considered contenders by the ladies in the beer gardens, that's for sure. What a great surprise." The Impact went 3-0 in roundrobin play, grounding the Kamloops Hansport 4-1 (hat trick by Ramsey), shutting down the 100 Mile House Brakers 5-0 (great goalkeeping by Morin and Julie Hamer) and clipped Prince George Accelerated 1-0 (goal by Harris).
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Thanks to a four-letter Sanskrit word, Jeff Thomlinson is helping families in Nepal get the health care they need. Thomlinson is the owner of Trinity Yoga Center, where a fundraiser is taking place Oct. 16 that will help two Vernon women travel to Nepal to volunteer with the Medical Mercy Canada Health Team. “Seva is the spiritual practice of selfless service, or service with no reward, which is very much a yoga tradition,” said Thomlinson. Good friends Susan Wells and Susan Mann are travelling to Nepal next month to volunteer their services. While they are paying their own way, they have been busy fundraising in order to purchase supplies and to help pay for medical personnel at wellness clinics, which would cost families about $4 per visit, an astronomical sum for many Nepalese families. “When we threw the idea of having a fundraiser at the studio, Jeff just ran with it,” said Wells, who recently retired from her longtime position as a therapist in the Infant Development Program at NONA. Yoga for a Cause takes place Saturday with a series of yoga classes by donation, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards providing Nepalese families the opportunity to receive health care, thanks to the Medical Mercy Canada (MMC) health team. The studio will donate the space, and teachers are donating their time. MMC is a non-religious, registered Canadian volunteer organization which provides unconditional help to impoverished persons in Ukraine, Nepal, the Thai-Burmese borders, northeastern India/Zowkathar and Srilanka. Since 1991, MMC volunteers have been providing medical assistance, instruction and donated supplies, as well as funds and followup for small-scale building and hygiene projects. Wells and Mann originally had their hearts set on going to Nicaragua. That didn’t work out as planned. But when Mann was sick in bed in April, she happened to hear an interview on CBC Radio with an occupational therapist who had travelled to Nepal. “It turns out that MMC had a team travelling in November, but that it was full,” said Mann, a nurse-practitioner. “So I said, ‘I’ll tell you what I do and see if I fit.’ Then I told her about Susan and NONA and immediately they jumped to have us on the team this year.” This all happened at 8:20 a.m. Figuring Wells would be at her office by 8:30 a.m., Mann left her a voice mail. “I said, ‘we’re in’ and she said ‘my heart is pounding.’” For the sixth consecutive year, Canadian and American volunteers will travel to Nepal to provide dental and medical services through MMC to Nepalese villagers who would otherwise not have access to this basic care. This is part of a six-day health camp that offers free medical and
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dental diagnosis and treatments as well as workshops and demonstrations to give the villagers a chance for a better life. This group of medical professionals and laypeople will travel to Lumjung, a remote village northwest of the capital city of Kathmandu. The people of Lumjung face challenges such as unproductive soil, lack of water, and a high illiteracy rate. Local Nepalese doctors and dentists will join volunteers and together they will focus on OB/GYN, pediatrics and children with disabilities. “Villagers will walk for miles to get to the clinics, some for two or three days,” said Mann. “We’ll provide a lot of education about handwashing and toothbrushing and we’ll start breast self-exam teaching.” Meanwhile, as the trip draws closer, Wells said she and Mann are both brimming with excitement at their upcoming adventure. “We both wake up at 3 and 4 a.m., thinking about everything we have to do,” said Wells, laughing.
The yoga fundraiser takes place Saturday and features three separate classes: participants are welcome to just try one, or all three. Compassion in Action runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Heartful Yoga runs 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sun and Moon Flow runs 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tea will be served at 5 p.m. All classes are by donation, and donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt. “These classes are unique to this event, and experience is not required to take part,” said Thomlinson, who also operates a studio in Kelowna. “We have wonderful, experienced teachers who are prepared to handle teaching at all levels, so we’ll just go with the flow.” For anyone who would like to make a donation to the Nepalese trip, but is unable to attend the fundraiser, donations can be made online at the MMC website at www.medicalmercycanada.org (please indicate the donation is for Nepal Health Camp, November 2010) or by contacting Wells at email@example.com
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A brief introduction to permaculture Editor’s note: This week, Jana Macnab fills in for Fred Lyall. She would like to thank both Fred and Communities in Bloom Vernon for giving her the opportunity to share this with all of you. eep your eyes open for the term permaculture because you are going to be seeing it a lot. Permaculture was developed in the 1970s by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Although permaculture has moved in and out of popularity since the ‘70s, with the recent green movement and grass-roots resurgence, permaculture is making a huge comeback! Permaculture is a solutions based method of design which focuses on interactivity, diversity and sustainability to create functioning
systems that work with, rather than against nature. Permaculture is not just a gardening technique, in fact it can be applied to any number of systems including, agriculture, business even community development. It is permaculture’s deep-rooted ethics and positive approach that make it such a strong design methodology. Permaculture focuses observation and connection. Through keen observation we begin to identify unexpected interactions within our systems, we are able to identify flaws in our designs and also identify possible solutions. A common problem in the Okanagan is wet winters and dry sum-
mers, so why not design seasonal water capture into your system? One example is the use of rain barrels to capture winFred Lyall ter rain from your roof and store it for use in the dry summer months. Observation also allows us to identify how our system interacts with outside influences. Are we attracting pests and disease to our system or deterring them away from the system? Take lavender for instance, not only is it beautiful but it smells amazing, attracts bees, deters pests and has a number of medicinal uses. By developing our system into overlapping layers we begin to notice how everything within the system serves multiple functions.
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In permaculture we work to create strong systems with multiple chains of defense. Diversity is one way to design protection into our systems so if one element fails, another element is there to step in. Pests, weeds and other unwanted elements are opportunistic; they only attack when the chance presents itself. A diverse system is confusing to pests, a multitude of colours, scents, and predators is discouraging to them, and the pests will often move on to a system that is more familiar or weaker. “It is not the number of diverse things in a design that leads to stability, but the number of beneficial connections between these components.” — Bill Mollison Diversity also reduc-
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If spending an evening listening to and laughing about funny stories appeals to you, then the Enderby Toastmasters Club has just the event for you. The club is hosting the Area 33 Humorous Speaking and Table Topics Contest this year, and the public is welcome. “If funny stories aren’t your thing, you might prefer to watch quick-thinking Toastmasters answer a question in one or two minutes, with no prior knowledge of what the subject will be,” said Naomi Fournier, vice-president of public relations for the
club, “and they still make sense.” Area 33 is made up of Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke Clubs, with representatives from these four clubs challenging each other in this contest. The event takes place tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel’s auditorium. Admission is by $3 minimum donation, and refreshments will be served. Enderby Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Enderby and District Museum, 903 George St. For details, see enderbytoastmasters.webs.com.
es the need for human influence, the system becomes self-regulated and thus easier to manage and more sustainable. Permaculture looks to nature for design cues and solutions. Like nature, our systems should be sustainable and cyclical and should require little outside influence once established. We look for opportunities to cycle resources back into the system, for instance fall leaf litter can be raked up and used to mulch
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Turkey gets the leftover treatment 2 cups pies if you chopped, wish. These cooked turkey can be made 3/4 cup up and frozen cooked leftfor a quick over vegetameal weeks bles of your from now. choice The second 1/2 tsp. salt recipe brings Few twists mac and Cathi Litzenberger of freshly cheese recipes ground pepper to a new high; it’s full Prepare pastry and of turkey, vegetables line a deep 9-inch pie and crunchy almonds pan; reserve pastry for and can be popped in top crust. Sauté onions the oven or cooked on the stovetop. and green pepper in butter until tender. Add Turkey Pie remaining ingredients. 1 pastry recipe Pour mixture into pie (double crust) shell. 1 cup diced onion Roll out top crust; 1 tbsp. chopped make slits to allow steam green pepper to escape. Place over pie 2 tbsp. butter or and seal edges. Flute if margarine desired. Bake in a mod1 can (10 oz.) condensed cream of mush- erately hot oven at 425 F for 20 to 25 minutes or room soup until the pastry is done. 1/2 cup milk or turYield: 6 servings. key gravy
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for their annual fund raising night. The Gallo Pinto (beans and rice) fundraiser takes place Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Paddlewheel Hall, 7813 Okanagan Landing Rd. The evening features dinner and silent auction, entertainment by Manfred Harter and a nohost bar. Auction items include Nicaraguan items such as pottery, painting and jewelry, as well as several donations from local Vernon businesses, as well as a charter fishing trip from Tofino and golf packages. Tickets are $25 per person and available at the Bean Scene. Please help raise funds to continue to make a difference in the lives of the people in northwestern Nicaragua.
teers from Vernon, Felix and Angelica established the Casa Hogar Orphanage in El Viejo, Nicaragua. The orphanage has been a destination and base for many Canadian volunteer teams over the past years. Since 2005, more than 200 Fulton Grade 11 Global Education students, under the direction of teacher Murray Sasges, have visited the new Casa Hogar site. They have contributed to many projects such as fence building, construction of an aviary, a garden and construction of water troughs. This year the board of the Fuente de Vida Society of Vernon is bringing Felix and Angelica to Vernon, as their guests of honor
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The Fuente de Vida (fountain of life) Society of Vernon has continued to provide support to the people of the Cosiguina Peninsula of Nicaragua since 2005. Over the past year, two different teams have visited the region: Hugh Wallis led a team providing clean water filters and solar lighting to the impoverished communities of northwestern Nicaragua. Dr. Bill Charlton and Dr. Chris Cunningham led a small team, which performed medical clinics and donated school supplies in the same region. Both doctors have been there on several occasions since 2005 and feel that the clean water projects have made a positive impact on the health of the local people. Many Vernon groups have visited and volunteered in Nicaragua in the past 10 years. That trend started when ICU nurse Debbie Bachman went with a relief team to Nicaragua in 1999, after Hurricane Mitch caused widespread damage. There, she met Felix and Angelica Almendarez, who had begun taking in orphaned children in their vegetarian restaurant. Over the next few years, with the support of the Vernon Alliance Church and volun-
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Sunday, Oct. 17, 7:00pm
Three Essentials of Effective Communication
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Six Keys, One Master Key to Marital Compatibility
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Community Calendar OCTOBER 13 OKANAGAN GLEANERS SOCK DRIVE Knitters invited to donate socks and other winter wear to our 15th annual sock drive for orphaned children in eastern Europe. No toys please. If you don’t knit, we’re collecting new kids’ socks, mitts, hats, toques, scarves and underwear, all sizes. Drop barrels at most area churches and the Schubert Centre. Closing date is Nov. 28. For more information, call Howie Anhorn at 250-549-1632. VOLUNTEER TUTOR TRAINING Help make a difference in your community! Okanagan College’s Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutoring Program will be holding training sessions in October for individuals interested in becoming volunteer tutors. Please call 250-545 7291, ext. 2311 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. CRISIS LINE TRAINING Training runs Oct. 16 to Nov. 6, 33 hours in total. The PIN Crisis Intervention Society is accepting applications and booking interviews now for volunteer training sessions, which run Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. Call 250-545-8074. BECOME A FOSTER PARENT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE Attend an information session to find out how: Oct. 13 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Ministry of Children and Family Development, 2809 – 28th St. For more information, contact Noelle 250-558-0939. VERNON & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Have you ever wished you could exchange information with someone searching for ancestors in the same area as you? On Oct. 13 you will have your opportunity. We will break into groups by areas of interest. Bring your experiences and successes. Hopefully you can help some fellow members in their search and gather important information in return to aid in your research. Doors open 6:20 p.m. Meeting begins 7 p.m. Anyone interested in family history research is welcome. Lower level, Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave. VERNON INNER WHEEL CLUB meets second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., September to June, at Temptasian Restaurant. We are pleased to have Shelley Haslett talk to us on her recent experiences as a cancer survivor. If you are interested in joining us please call Susan at 545-7753. SECOND WIND COMMUNITY BAND Our band always welcomes new players so bring your instrument (or rent one) and have fun with us! Practices are every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Vernon secondary school. We play everything: jazz Broadway musicals, marches, light rock and classical. For more info. call band leader Toni at 250-549-2414. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Singles crib runs every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Please contact the branch at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m., or e-mail lsdmjb@ yahoo.com for more info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Wednesdays: A fun-filled mid-week night at the Legion! Come for the meat draw and play a round of pool; it all starts at 7 p.m. MEAT DRAW AT THE ANAF Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Help us help our community and have fun, too! AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S VERNON GROUP Meets the second Wednesday of every month (except July and August) from 7-9 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Newcomers always welcome. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for the international recognition of human rights. For more info., see www.amnestyvernon.ca. THE VERNON CHAPTER OF THE MS SOCIETY Hosts a yoga class for people with MS, every Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. at the People Place. PREGNANCY SUPPORT Every Wednesday we offer two drop-ins: lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and supper from 4 to 5:30 p.m. We offer a free and confidential service to help you have a healthy baby. We are gratefully accepting donations to the program of maternity and infant clothing and double strollers. We are at 2902-29th Ave. Call 542-5448. A COURSE IN MIRACLES Join us at the Centre, 2913 - 29 Ave., for A Course In Miracles study group, Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., all welcome. For more info. call 250-549-4399.
Feature Event: Toastmasters hosts Table Topics & Humorous Speech Contest
oastmasters International Division “C’’ Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest takes place Oct. 23 at Powerhouse Theatre, 2901-35th Ave., Vernon. Registration and contest briefing begins at 11 a.m. Speeches run noon to 4 p.m. Come and be entertained by some of B.C.’s funniest speakers. Table Topics is a regular feature in all Toastmaster meetings, a practice in impromptu speaking where the speaker is given a topic or question and is to create a story that lasts two minutes. The Humorous speeches are five to seven minute practised speeches on the topic of the PHOTO SUBMITTED speaker’s choice. The story must be continuous and Serle Schoenberger (left) accepts handoff of divinot just a string of one-liners or jokes. Contestants are sion leadership from Rae Stonehouse. the winners from 31 different Toastmaster clubs in the Southern Interior. Tickets $10 in advance from Toastmaster members or at the door. Cookies and coffee sponsored by Starbucks Vernon. For more info., call Serle at 250-542-5161. NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR 55-PLUS provides poles and free instruction at the Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Benefits to using poles are: you walk taller, straighter with more build up to your upper body muscles. Also if you feel unsteady on your feet this method of walking helps you gain confidence in walking especially after surgery. Come try it out. (You don’t have to use poles, just walking in a safe environment is helpful for keeping up your strength and balance.) Call Olena at 250-547-8866. ABORIGINAL INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Free swimming Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the aquatic centre. For more info., 542-7578. THE HALINA CRAFTERS A fun group of people open to new members 50+ who would like to come out and socialize and work on different projects. Join the fun Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. We’re at 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for info. AL-ANON MEETS Wednesdays at 7 p.m., the Alliance Church. For more information, call 545-4933. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151. HEPLIFE Hepatitis C Society of the District of North Okanagan B.C. HepLife Support Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. For more information, please contact email@example.com or P.O. Box 1580, Vernon, B.C., V1T 6M4 or Gordon at 260-4122. CODA MEETS Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women working to build healthy relationships with self and others. We meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at Seaton Centre on 14th Avenue (off Kal Lake Rd.) NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m., at the Gateway Shelter. Please call our 24-hour hotline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more information. WESTSIDE RESPONSE SERVICES SOCIETY WRS offers blood pressure testing, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon at the Killiney Beach Hall and Annex on Udell Road. KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETS The second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion. All members and wives welcome. Call 542-8030 or 542-7760 for more information. THE VERNON LAPIDARY CLUB (ROCKHOUNDERS) Meets the second Wednesday in the Vernon Arts Centre in Polson Park at 7:30 p.m., everyone welcome, no obligations. Call 542-0616 or 545-1274 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 320527th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave., Vernon. Open meeting (X), 8 p.m. at VTC, 2810-48 Ave., Vernon. Tradition meeting (X) closed meeting, 8 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25 Ave, Vernon. AA meeting (X), open, 8 p.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) Handicap access. (X) no handicap access. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Meets the second
Wednesday of each month at the Vernon Arts Centre at Polson Park, 10 a.m. New members and guests are always welcome. For more information, call Gail Werschler at 549-5237 or check out our Web site at www.okanaganartistsleague.ca
OCTOBER 14 SALMON SAFE The Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation are working to bring Salmon-Safe program to B.C. Join North Okanagan Organic Association in round table discussion on new initiative to recognize and promote sustainable farm practices Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 3005 Wood Ave, Armstrong with Michelle Tung, Pacific Salmon Foundation and Jude Hobbs, Agro-Ecology Northwest. QUESTERS MONTHLY MEETING Oct. 14 at the Vernon Chapter of Questers is pleased to present Theodore Bromley, well known as the “Crystal Man of Enderby.” He is equally well-known as a Huna healer devotee. Theo has been leading Huna Healing Circles in our area for over 18 years. On Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Halina Centre, Theo will lead our group in a Huna Healing Ceremony. VERNON CAMERA CLUB EVALUATION NIGHT Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. The theme is Animals. New members always welcome! Please bring a $1 drop-in fee. For more information contact Kevin Kienlein at 545-8340, or Megan Noonan at 250-307-0435. WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM Group sessions at the Vernon & District Women’s Centre. Oct. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the topic, “Personal Responsibility – Making Choices, Accountability, Daily Responsibilities & Goal Setting,” with Lynne Patterson from Armstrong Boys & Girls Club. Open to all women who are seeking positive transformation in their lives! The centre is at 3309-32nd Ave. For more information, please call 250-542-7531. SCHUBERT SINGERS Practices held Thursdays at Schubert Centre, 11 a.m., under the leadership of Trudy McGrath. Call Wilf Lynch at 250-549-2352 for more info. NAVY LEAGUE CADETS for boys and girls 9 to 13 meet every Thursday at 6:15 p.m, CMHA building, 3100 – 28th Ave. New cadets are welcome on any parade night. Further info. may be obtained from the Commanding Officer at 250-503-8319. SCHUBERT EUCHRE GROUP Meets Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Wilf Nash at 250-558-5818, Verna Riggins at 250-542-0828, Alice at 250-549-8434 or Muriel at 250-542-9335. VERNON FARMERS’ MARKET Friendly vendors offer the best of local field and hothouse produce, plants, baking, crafts, artistic pursuits and entertainment. Behind Wesbild Centre off 43rd Avenue Mondays and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon. For more info., please contact firstname.lastname@example.org NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Discussion group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Ave. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. BRAZILIAN EMBROIDERY CHAPTER The stitching group gathers every second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Come and join us. Call Pat at 549-2219 or Mary at 545-3939.
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Community Calendar OCTOBER 14 MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEPRESSION Group for men dealing with depression meets Thursdays at Albert Place, 3610 - 25th Ave., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call Ken at 778-475-5660 or e-mail email@example.com. LUMBY LEGION DARTS Every Thursday, with registration at 7 p.m.; play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Come one, come all. Non-members and beginners welcome. THE GOOD FOOD BOX ENDERBY Pay for your box every second Wednesday, no later than 5 p.m., at Baron’s Real Estate, Century 21. Boxes can be picked up every third Thursday between noon and 3:45 p.m., Anglican Church hall. For more information, please call 838-6298. 223 RED LION AIR CADET SQUADRON welcomes all youth ages 12 to 18 to join us. Enjoy gliding, survival weekends, range, sports activities and much more. We parade Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Brigadier Murphy Armory at 1811 29th St. Drop in Thursday evenings or call 250-309-9490 for more information. VERNON CALORIE COUNTERS We meet every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the CMHA Clubhouse, Albert Place, 361025th Ave. Weigh-in followed by a short meeting and sharing of health information. For more info. call Agi at 250-5494353 or Marj, 250-545-0250. COMMON THREADS Ministering to the needs of our community. Free, good quality used clothing and footwear. Every Thursday 10 a.m. - noon and Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vernon Alliance Church. Call 545-7105. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE DANCES Every Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. Live country music. Everyone 50 and over is welcome. For more information, call 250-542-2877. AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Drive. CANCER RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUP For people living with cancer and their support persons. Meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave. For more information, call A.J. Inkster at 250-307-4410. TIME OUT GROUP AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE If you enjoy doing crafts and socializing with a great group of people, come on out and join the Time Out group every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. VERNON STROKE RECOVERY BRANCH Meets Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at The Pantry’s banquet room. Support to stroke survivors, their families and caregivers; socialization, recreational, educational activities to enhance, develop and maintain motor and cognitive skills. Call Brenda Paul at 542-2555 for more information. PREGNANT? NEED ASSISTANCE? Information, counselling, layettes provided. Call 545-5520 for an appointment or visit Vernon Prolife office at 3105C-31st Ave., on a Thursday morning. VERNON MS SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., room 105 of the People Place. Call 542-2241 for more information. ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS Regular communications are held on the second Thursday of each month, 8 p.m., at the Masonic Hall, 3005A-32nd St., Vernon. JCI VERNON MEETS Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., NOCLS, 2400-46th Ave.. For more information call Sharla Zandvliet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-550-4076. CAPSULE COLLEGE Oct. 14, talk by Peter Grauer, author of Interred With their Bones, Bill Miner in Canada, 1903 to 1907, 9:30 a.m. at Halina Centre on “Bill Miner and Mary Spencer: The Myth and Reality.” Everyone welcome. Admission $7, $4 for students, $20 for the series. Information: 250-545-6171. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB BIKE RIDE Oct. 14 will be a 35 km ride through Vernon /Coldstream areas. Ride leaves Village Green Mall 9 a.m. Bike helmets a must. Call Colette at 250-542-1614 for more information. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Oct. 14, Probus meet-
ing 10 a.m., Presbyterian Church. Call Leila at 250-558-0602 for more information.
Possak and his band. Tickets, $20 per person (get them early; last year sold out): at DeVine Vintners, St. James Rectory, Our Lady of the Valley Church. Call 250-542-9579. ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., sponsored by St. Andrews United Church, at the Enderby and District Seniors Complex. Tickets are $15 per person. Please call Doris at 250-838-6121 for more information. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GARAGE SALE Garage sale of construction and miscellaneous materials Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Silver Star Road, next to Butcher Boys. THE GAY, LESBIAN AND FRIENDS 40+ SOCIAL CLUB Grand opening at the Vernon Elks Lodge #45, Oct. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. for happy hour; dance starts at 8 p.m. with a buffet at 9.30 p.m. Drag optional. Entrance is $25 at the door For more info., call Annie or Martha at 250-547-6967. JAPANESE FALL BAZAAR Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Rd. Chow mein, baking, fall produce, white elephant table. Bring a friend and enjoy a strawberry shortcake treat, tea or coffee. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA General meeting Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. All members are urged to attend. VERNON JAZZ SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., Vernon Jazz Club, 3000-31st St. Refreshments will be served. For proposed changes to our bylaws, go to our website at www.vernonjazzclub.ca REVIVAL AT THE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Clifford Thompson invites the public for a six-day revival, Oct. 17 to 22, starting 7 p.m. World Mission coordinator for the Church of God, Robert Hawkins will be in Vernon, at The Church of God, corner of Silver Star and Star Rds. Everyone welcome. Come and hear special singing, preaching, and feel the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Hawkins has traveled the world as a missionary. UKULELES FOR FUN Begins the season Oct. 17 and 31 at the Army and Navy Club’s large hall (The Hangar) at 1 p.m. (please note the time change). The music is ready, so pick up your uke and practice. All adults welcome! For more information, call Jan Mattock at 250-546-8175. SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE’S BLUE-BAG-IT WEEK Oct.17-23. Pick-up Blue Bags from Village Green Mall and return them filled with your good used clothing during mall hours anytime during the week. Your support goes to help so many in need within our community. Blessings on you. DOGS FOR INDEPENDENCE WALK Oct. 17 from People Place to Marshall Field Dog Park and back. Pancake breakfast starts 8:30 to 10 a.m.; walk starts 9 to 10 a.m. Hosted by Independent Living Vernon to raise awareness of assistance dogs. Fee $20 per person; draw prizes with pledges raised. Contest for best-dressed dog, and chance for your dog to be in the 2012 ILV calendar; dog-owner look-alike contest. Remind your dog to bring their leash! For more info., call 250-545-9292 or e-mail email@example.com
BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Kelsang Sanden Oct. 15 from 7-8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. Drop-in class, no registration necessary. Class topic will be “The Path to Pure Happiness.” Fee: adults $10, students and seniors, $5. No fragrance, please. For info., call 250-558-0952 or www.shantideva.ca. Next class Nov. 5. ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY ANNUAL COLLECTIBLE SALE Oct. 15 and 16, at the Village Green Mall. We have jewelry, pottery, antiques and a wide selection of collectibles. Don’t forget to check out our 2011 custom calendars featuring local pets. Every penny of your purchase goes to our spay/neuter and emergency vet care assistance programs for local needy animals. To donate items, please bring them to the sale or phone Pat at 250-545-5724 or Barb at 250-260-7805. MODERN SQUARE DANCING Enderby Riverdancers invite you to try this fun, friendly and healthy activity. New dancer program Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. for mainstream at the Enderby Seniors Centre, 1101, Hwy 97A. First two nights free (Oct. 15 & 22). Program runs weekly, $2/ person/night until mid-April 2011. Call Dianne Peters at 250-838-9445 or Wendy Winterhalder 250-838-2107. SKI SWAP Vernon Ski Club’s annual event for downhill, cross-country and snowboard, Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vernon Rec. Centre, 3310-37th Ave. New and used equipment and clothing. Consignments accepted Oct. 15 3:30 - 7 p.m.; consignment tickets are $2 each at the door; payout Oct. 16 12:30 to 3 p.m. Great selection of outerwear for under $125. Visa, Mastercard, Interac and cash accepted. Backpacks and large purses not allowed entry. Old or unsafe equipment not accepted for sale. Learn more about the club’s kids’ programs at www.vernonskiclub.ca ST. JOSAPHAT’S UCWLC RAFFLE AND TEA Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Church Hall, 221040th Ave. Coffee, tea, sandwiches, sweets: $3.50 per person. VERNON MUSEUM PRESENTATION ON THE METIS Janet Gagné will give presentation on the Culture, History and Traditions of the Metis Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 300932nd Ave. Admission by donation. Refreshments served. For more information, call 250-542-3142. SILVER STAR ADAPTIVE SNOW SPORTS (SSASS) Looking for some great fun on the snow? Are you a confident skier or snowboarder looking for a rewarding challenge as a volunteer instructor? SSASS offers free ski/snowboard instruction for persons with a disability. If interested in being either a volunteer instructor or student please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Check us out at the Ski Swap at the Vernon Rec. Centre Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. FOOD BANK SHRED DAY Shred your confidential documents and help Feed the Valley. Food Bank Shred Day Oct.16 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Village Green Hotel parking lot beside Wendy’s. Bring up to a garbage bag full full of confidential papers for Interior Mobile Shredding to destroy and give you peace of mind. Co-sponsored by Valley First Credit Union’s Feed The Valley program. All donations of food or cash to go to The Salvation Army Food Bank. Free Wendy’s Frosty coupons! OKTOBERFEST Oct. 16, hosted by Knights of Columbus, St. James Parish Hall, 2607-27th St. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Enjoy fresh, local bratwurst, gourmet potato salad, spatzle with pork and mushrooms, sweet and sour red cabbage, fried onions and sauerkraut, apple strudel. Star Country Squares are offering classes Door prizes, for modern square dancing. Okanagan Starting Sept. 30th at Halina Centre from 7-9pm Spring lager, (First three dates are FREE Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14). root beer, wine. Registration at the Vernon Rec Centre Oktoberfest colCome out and enjoy fun, friendship lector mugs. and exercise to great music. Live music and Hope to see you there... dancing to Felix No partner necessary.
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CRAFT & HOME BASED BUSINESS FAIR! You are invited to a One-Day-Fair at the Halina Seniors Centre (located in the Rec Centre)
Sat. Oct 16/10 10:00am - 2:00 pm
Exhibitors will include: Beauty Control Halina Crafters Epicure Soy Candles Avon Fifth Avenue Mary Kay Pearl Jewellery Mona Vie Watkins Party Lite Skincerity
Cafeteria will be open Get an early start on your Christmas shopping! 3310 37th Ave Vernon
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Government plugging into power meters TOM FLETCHER Black Press
B.C. won’t make the same mistakes as Ontario when it introduces “smart meters” for electricity consumers over the next two years, Energy Minister Bill Bennett says. Interactive power meters that continuously tell each customer how much power is being consumed are supposed to help them save money. The B.C. government has ordered B.C. Hydro to install them across the province by 2012. But after millions of the new meters were installed in Ontario, more than 80 per cent of customers there are paying more for electricity under a new time-of-use rate structure that raises rates for peak uses like suppertime and offers cheap rates for off-peak times. NDP energy critic John Horgan seized on that news and predicted a “disaster” for B.C. if it presses ahead with smart meters. The estimated $1 billion cost of B.C.’s new meters would be better spent on energy retrofits such as efficient heating and insulation, Horgan said. Bennett said that B.C.’s plan isn’t based on using higher rates to get people to run dishwashers or clothes dryers at night. “We’re well aware of what’s going on in Ontario, and the business case for our smart meter program is not based on time-of-use rates,” Bennett said. “We don’t even have time-of-use rates yet in British Columbia, and when we do it’s unlikely that they’ll be mandatory. They’ll probably be voluntary.” People could then choose to take advantage of off-peak power rates or stick with the existing rate structure, which charges a higher rate after a certain monthly consumption has been reached. That rate structure is designed to encourage energy-saving home improvements. Smart meters have other advantages,
Bennett said. They eliminate the need for manual meter readings, and customers
will no longer have to call in to report power outages. Not only will B.C.
Hydro be able to see immediately where the power has gone out, the “smart grid” their
engineers envision will eventually be “self-healing,” rerouting power to blackout areas until line
repairs can be made. Smart meters can also keep track of power generated by a backyard
windmill or solar panels on the roof, deducting the amount generated from the monthly bill.
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Obituaries WEBB, Margaret Elizabeth It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Webb on October 6, 2010 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: armstrong@ pafs.net. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
HOOVER, Herbert Charles It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Herbert Charles Hoover on October 6, 2010 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
VANDERHORST, VANDERHORST Gerardus (Gerald), 19362010. Gerardus passed away October 5, 2010, in Fort Langley.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Ida. Gerardus will be greatly missed by his children Robert Vanderhorst (Laurie), Miranda Tagliafierro (Domenic), and Sharon Hamming (Peter); his grandchildren Matthew Vanderhorst (Miranda), Jessica Pearson (Alex), Braden Vanderhorst, Angelina Tagliafierro, Roman Tagliafierro, and Peter Hamming; his siblings Ann Moldovanos (Bill) and Karl Ensink (Wendy); as well as his many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. Gerardus was born in Delft, Holland on January 27, 1936. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1956, settling in Vancouver. Gerardus and Ida lived many happy years together, always looking for new experiences. Gerardus will be remembered for his sense of humour and sense of adventure. Celebration of life services will be on October 16th at 2:30 pm at Valley view cemetery in Surrey B.C.
David â€˜Gordieâ€™ Gordon Henderson August 10, 1915 ~ October 6, 2010
Gordonâ€™s journey of life ended on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 following a short stay in Hospice House. Gordon is survived by his daughter Sharon of Vernon, sons Don (Patricia) and Bryan (Sandra) both of Kamloops, grandchildren Tammi (Jason), Darrel (Alena), Darcey, Casey, Julie (Aaron) and Stephanie (Chris), along with eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Doris and his ďŹ ve brothers. Gordon began his journey of life in Franklin, Manitoba. He served overseas in WW II with the RCAF and moved to Vernon BC following the war to start a new life with a small car and his brother. Gordon met his wife Doris Warner and settled down to raise a family in Vernon. His ďŹ rst job was operating caterpillar tractors and working on the highways in northern and southern BC. Being extremely good at maintaining the tractors, he went to work for Finning Tractor in Vernon and Kamloops, and stayed with them until retirement. As a retiree he became involved with Seniors Curling, the North Kamloops Elks Lodge #469 and also with numerous activities at the Mount Paul United Church. The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum Street. Following the reception, Gordon will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery. Gordonâ€™s chosen recipient of donations is the Purple Cross Fund c/o Elks Lodge 102 - 1121 12th St, Kamloops BC V2B 8A7 or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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Part-Time, P Casual C RCM MP Detail Clerks C The District is seekking enthusiasttic and experieenced R Detail Clerks C to work under u the part-time casual RCMP supeervision of the Detachment Commander. C This T posiition provides administrative a and secretariall support to thhe members; maintaining m connfidential inform mation is a criitical requirem ment of the job. Appplicants must have current RC CMP security clearance c and have training and a experiencee in the operation Police Records Information Managemennt Environmennt (PRIME) computeer systems. This position is iddeal for thosse already employed part timee in an RCMP setting. The pay range is $21.79 $ to $25.994 per hour deppending e pluss 16.4% in lieuu of all benefitss. By on experience mutual agreement, the hours mayy vary to includde evenning or weekennd work. For more informattion, please vissit our website at w.lakecountry..bc.ca www Quaalified applicannts are invited to forward resuumes and coveering letters via v mail, emaiil or fax to thhe above addrress by 1:00 p.m. Friday, Octtober 22, 2010. The District of Laake Country apppreciates all qualified q c for an interview respponses, howevver only those chosen will be contaccted.
Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.
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S SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND, NUR VERNON Is nnow hiring BAKERY / DELI STAFF. Full or part-time. Please fax resume to 250-542-7952 or drop off in person.
SALES CONSULTANT REQUIRED A local Franchise Automotive Dealer is now accepting applications for the position of Sales Consultant. Previous Automotive sales experience is required. If you want to join a team of highly motivated, successful individuals then please forward your resume C/O The Morning Star to PO Box #1. Vernon BC, V1T IP5 . Applications must be received no later than October 25, 2010
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FULL TIME POSITION Start: October-November, 2010
Okanagan Restoration is looking for a
CONTENT/STRUCTURE CLEANER Requirements: • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License • Professional cleaning experience an asset • Ability to work as a team player and take direction easily Benefits package provided. If you feel you are qualified for this position please e-mail your resume & reference the job you are applying for in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-542-5814. Please include valid work experience as well as references on your resume. You can also check out our website at www.okrestore.com. We thank all applicants but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
BANNISTER CHEVROLET BODY SHOP VERNON BC
Seeking to ﬁll the following full time position
AUTO DETAILER/ LOT ASSISTANT Preference will be given to individuals with proven skills in Automotive Detailing Former experience in organizing and cleaning vehicles in a Body Shop environment would be an asset. Please forward cover letter and resume by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax (250) 545-2256 or email email@example.com
4703 - 27th St. VERNON • 250-545-0606
Legal Secretary/Assistant & Paralegal Seeking two individuals to join our busy litigation department. Please forward resume in con¿dence to: Shelleyw@davidsonlaw.com davidsonlaw.com Serving our community. It’s what we do.
Please respond in writing by October 15, 2010 to:
The Salvation Army 3303 - 32nd Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 2M7 Attn: David MacBain
Get In. Get Out. Get Working. Small Class Sizes - Monthly Intakes - Qualified Instructors Latest Software - Financial Options Free Lifetime Refreshers - Job Placement Assistance Monthly Career Fairs - No Waiting Lists - Skills Warranty
We Believe in You. Practical Nursing Health Care Assistant Medical Office Legal Secretary Early Childhood Education Business Community Support Worker - Social Services / Assisted Living
Call Our Vernon Campus: (250)
CASUAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS
We are recruiting personnel to provide support to adults with developmental disabilities in a community care facility in VERNON. We are seeking caring, team oriented personnel who are interested in providing care of the highest level in residential services. Qualiﬁcations • Community Support Worker Certiﬁcate or equivalent, good interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability for team work. • Current valid BC class 5 Drivers License and Adult Residential Care First Aid. • CPI Certiﬁcation is an asset. • Criminal record check will be required. Wages per B.C.G.E.U. Collective Agreement. Great working conditions. Please submit resume to: Mail: Manager, 3508 - 42 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 3J9 Fax: 250-828-1213 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Wanted DESC SERVICES
is currently recruiting a pt. residential supervisor. This position will provide supervision to two homes that currently supports three adult males with developmental disabilities and concurrent mental health concerns, and administrative support to the Executive Director. The successful applicant will: 1. Have experience supervising staff in a residential setting. 2. Have experience supporting individuals with FASD and Autism and an understanding of mental health issues. 3. Have experience with successful CARF accreditation. 4. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 5. Understanding of CLBC and the community living movement. 6. Have a strong values based service record. Vehicle, clear criminal record check and ﬁrst aid are hiring requirements. NVCI training is an asset. This position includes weekends. Please email your resume with references and salary expectations to email@example.com
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The Morning Star B17
OUT of Work? Cash Factory Loans offers Collateral Loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle or get a payday loan up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension! No hidden fees like the other guys! #6-2601 Hwy 6 across from Tim Hortons or 250-5031010
WILLOWBROOK TERRACE Experienced framing carpenter and laborer required immediately for Armstrong townhouse project. Full time work. Salary based on experience. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-546-0274
PT truck washer req’d to wash Commercial vehicles on Saturdays & holiday relief. Exp.preferred, must have own transportation & be able to work w/little or no supervision. Good work ethics & attention to detail req’d. Please fax resume with exp. & references to 250546-3542.
Experienced Salvage Burners - Surrey BC, Cassidy BC and Out of Town work avail - Amix Salvage - We offer both seasonal or long term employment. We are stable and GROWING! Great beneﬁts and competitive pay. Apply at www.amix.ca or fax 1-866812-2478 SERVICEMAN - GAS FITTER, F/T req’d w/excellent wages & beneﬁts.This position is based in Fort St. John, B.C. Fax 250787-1320 Ph: 250-787-1361
Shampoo, blowdry person needed MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person to D.Marie Hair Company. 2810 48 Ave.
Experienced Pharmacy Tech required. F/T, Mon-Fri, 9am6pm. Lumby IDA Pharmacy. Wage depending on experience, drop off resume @ 1960 Vernon Street, Lumby, or fax: 250-547-9593 .
STILEWOOD INTERNATIONAL a wood door manufacturer & window distributor based in Port Coquitlam, BC is looking for a career minded sales professional to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for selling and servicing the High End Residential and Resort Community Projects in the Okanagan Area. This person must have a proven track record in selling Doors, Millwork and or Wood Windows to the construction trade; a basic knowledge of computers; a good understanding of the construction process and the ability to read and understand architectural drawings. We offer professional growth, advancement opportunities and an outstanding compensation plan to the organized and motivated persons who qualify. If you are interested in this position, please fax your resume to 604.944.9970 or email to email@example.com
Housekeeper wanted in Lumby prepare meals, drivers license, n/s. Single mom ok. 250-260-0217.
Tow Truck Driver wanted for KBM Autoworks & Lumby Towing. Apply in person, 1862 Vernon St. Lumby BC.
Self-Erecting tower crane operator needed on commercial building project in Vernon. Fax resume to: 250-542-6522
TRADITIONAL East Indian & Nepalese Cook, FT, min. 3yrs exp. $14/hr. The Curry Pot Restaurant, 3007 30 Ave. Vernon or Fax: 250-541-1088
DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil ﬁeld roads & leases. Require operators with oil ﬁeld lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB.
Work Wanted A1 Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP, MOVING. Paul (250)550-4256 DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449 HANDYMEN SERVICES Home, Mechanical, & Lawnmower repairs (Small engines) Reno’s, Window cleaning, pressure washing, dump runs, painting etc. 250-938-2709 IRRIGATION BLOW-OUTS 1 week only, Mon. Oct 18 to Fri Oct 22. Call 250-549-9388 NEILS HANDYMAN. Yard clean up, res. comm. dump runs, ﬁrewood, appliances taken away. (250)260-8581 VALUABLE property w/lumps & bumps! We have bulldozer to smooth things out! Gary or George 250-546-3556.
Classiﬁeds = Results! Alternative Health FREE treatments; 2nd year Kinesiology student req.assistance for homework assignments. Colleen 250-308-9979
Heat, Air, Refrig.
Feed & Hay
#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com
ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704
CLEAN, dry wheat straw, round bales, 1100-1200/lbs ea 250-546-2184, 250-558-9509.
Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
Art/Music/Dancing Gentleman Dance Instructor offering in home dance lessons, 1st one FREE! Call 250306-1862 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Services $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll free: 1877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member
ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hr. Call:1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation IMPAIRED DRIVING DALE A. STREBCHUK Don’t Impair Your Future! 24hrs. Call: 1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation
Cleaning Services Experienced housecleaners available we supply most cleaning supplies. Weekly or Bi-weekly available, reasonable rates. Call after 6pm or weekends. 250-545-1313.
Countertops CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com Private Financing based on security not credit. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mortgages, Equity Loans, Consolidation Loans, Construction Financing, Farm, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Creative Financing Call 1-888-742-2333 or email@example.com
GRANITE SLAB SALE. 150 colors to choose from. 1 1/4” thick. Great Service. Great Price! Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577, 250-763-8303, QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Buy, Rent, Sell! Fencing
Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Cedar & Pine T&G V Joint, custom sawing. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388
Landscaping FALL CLEANUP Keep warm this fall & let someone else do the dirty work of pruning & cleanup in your yard. More than 16yrs of landscape exp. Call Darlene Dyck: 250-547-0108, 250-5500374 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
POST POUNDING & Fence Building. No Transport Fee. Free Estimate. 250.308.5403.
Horse boarding in Armstrong, large paddocks, $100 month plus feed-307-0682. Horse Boarding, in N.BX, 5min from town, outdoor arena, pastures & large paddocks, $250 all included 250558-3565
We still need newspaper carriers to deliver the news. Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students and Adults both welcomed.
PICK UP OR DELIVERY 250.541.0111 VISA HOURS DEBIT DECORATIVE ROCK Mon. - Fri. MASTERCARD 8:00 am - 4:30 pm INTERACT WHITE DOLOMITE Saturday SENIORS DISCOUNT 8:00 am - 4:00 pm BLAST ROCK Closed Sundays and Stat Holidays LAVA ROCK SLATE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH www.justrocks.org TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL
RT 517 - Lockhart Cres & Hope Dr Available now RT 519 - Belaire Dr & Wood Ave Available Oct 17 MISSION AREA RT 71 - 20 Ave & 36 St
1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
Available Oct 31
RT 12 - 22 Ave & Okanagan Ave Available Oct 31 RT 17 - 21 Ave & Okanagan Ave Available now
Livestock 17 month old QH Stud Colt Yearling, Dunn, extensive training, $400. 250-547-0263 VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC
Buying or Selling, It can be a jungle out there....
Let classifieds be your guide! 550-7900
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. HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 am 5 pm; Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
PRYCE LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS
ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading
OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL
186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON
*HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Reliable and committed
MicroSolve Computer Solutions
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
HAY FOR SALE; Round bales $60 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders. 250-838-6630
In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.
HAY for sale (250)545-1817
REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca
Hay and Haylage bales for sale. Call 250-838-7932.
250- 808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449
Some things never change
contact Donna 250-550-7901
• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies
www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.
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I CAN DIG IT RICK WARE EXCAVATING EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING â€˘ RETAINING & ROCK WALL BOBCAT SERVICE â€˘ LARGE & SMALL EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS
You WILL be noticed
Mudjacking & Underpinning Lift concrete slabs, sidewalks & driveways.
(778) 475-3978 or (250) 545-9522 Free Estimates!
Town & Country y Masonry Ltd. â€˘ Cultured Stone â€˘ Natural Stone â€˘ Brick â€˘ Glass Blocks
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back filling rock walls general excavation landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub and brush removal driveway prep Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â€˘ Email: email@example.com â€˘ Cell: 250-308-7373
window cleaning Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
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Chris â€Ś Phone/Fax 558-0590 â€˘ Cell 309-0410
WINDOW CLEANERS â€˘ Homes â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Construction Clean â€˘ Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA
CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
25 + years Experience
Ph: 307-0387 TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT
EVâ€™S ROOFING TR
Commercial, Basement, Garage & Cottage Windows. Iron Railings & Gates
Discounts for volume & seniors
540-ROOF 540 ROOF
(250) (7663) FREE ESTIMATES SHINGLING THE VERNON & OKANAGAN B.C. AREA FOR OVER 18 YEARS
South-West Roof Restorations Inc.
25 yrs of Cedar RooďŹ ng - Repairs - Re-rooďŹ ng - Maintenance - Restoration Call Brian
WINDOWS & DOORS
DRYWALL DAVIES DRYWALL
All Your Drywalling Needs
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
Window Security Bars
Lance Larson 250-540-5401 RE-ROOF RE ROOF - REPAIR - SHINGLE SPECIALIST
Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece â€˘â€˘ Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residentialâ€˘ â€˘15 12Years Years Experience
Cell: 250-308-1740 â€˘ Phone: 250-547-1361
and get MORE business by placing
SUPERIOR DECK LTD VINYL DECKING â€˘ ALUMINUM RAILING
Kelowna WinďŹ eld 250-212-3075
Vernon Salmon Arm 250-550-4598
Marcel Labrecque, 15124 Middle Bench Road Fax: 250-548-4045 Owner/Operator Oyama, B.C. V4V 2C4
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CARGO TRAILERS 14â€™ - 7,000 lbs. SPECIALTY TRAILER RENTALS 250-545-3238
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
â€œFor all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!â€? $70 per
Quality Professional Installations NAGY LANDSCAPING *Lawn Mowing*Hedge Trimming See us at our new location Tree Removal Yard Clean-Up
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
* * *Weed Wacking*New Landscapes *Complete Maintenance RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
250-547-2429 â€˘ 250-306-9896
New Construction or Renovations
DEPARTMENT 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
â€œMaking Green Space YOUR Spaceâ€?
KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
â€˘ Design â€˘ Installation â€˘ Maintenance
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member â€“ Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
Laursen Electric Commercial Residential Service New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured
Call Chris @ Vernon: 250 307-7173 Mabel Lake: 250 838-2242
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The Morning Star B19
HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION
Mark of Excellence â€˘ Full Renovations â€˘ Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. â€˘ Elect./Plumb.â€˘ Painting & Home Design
Mark Usselman â€˘ 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
â€˘ Bath Remodels â€˘ Decks â€˘ Drywall
â€˘ Kitchen â€˘ Basement Remodels Finishing â€˘ Painting â€˘ Tile Work â€˘ Plumbing â€˘ Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences â€œFraming to Flooringâ€?
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
S tairway S olutions
* New (exposed) concrete or wooden stairs * Rebuilt old worn down steps * Wheel chair access solutions * Elevated stamp concrete decks WCB Coverage - Licensed & Insured
All your carpentry needs! SIDING
business in this directory
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed
PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
250-550-7900 E N T E R P R I S E S
Licensed, Insured, References
Full Service Renos and Construction
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED
CREW WITH QUALITY RATES
End of Summer Discount available now! Call today!
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
north valley property services
Snow Removal & Sanding
Truck Mounted Plow Property Clean-Up â€˘ Small Load Hauling Garbage Runs
WHITE GLOVE HOUSE CLEANING
LET THE LADIES DO IT! : Ph:
â€˘ Painting (Formerly Women In Paint) â€˘ Interior & Exterior Consultations â€˘ Home Staging
250.309.3178 or 250.309.9417
s 4RUCK -OUNTED #RANE s "UILDING MATERIALS DELIVERY TRUSS LIFTS ROOlNG ETC s 'ENERAL FREIGHT ,OCAL LONG DISTANCE HAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX
â€˘ High quality results â€˘ Call Lisa for a quote VERNON
Cleaning Services * Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
Tannis Morrison (250) 558-8552 firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEED A PLUMBER?
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Available on short notice!
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD.
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT &
DECORATING + PAINTING
Jed - (250)-307-4774
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
â€˘ General Carpentry â€˘ Aluminum Railings â€˘ New & Renovations â€˘ Vinyl Decking
DANâ€™S PAINTING & REPAIRS
PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
â€˘ Siding â€˘ SofďŹ t
Affordable Home Repairs & Renovations
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
COMPETITION EXTERIORS LTD (250) 309-3981
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Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
WHY WAIT? CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter
FREE ESTIMATES â€˘ LOW RATES
DARCY â€™S PLUMBING - Hot Water Tank Replacement (gas/electric) - Plugged Drains, Water Softeners - Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations - New Construction *CertiďŹ ed 250-309-7008
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ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-549-3781.
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com
23” Dog Kennel $70. 250-5426648 (3) 9wk old male Yorkie Terrier pups, 2nd shots, dewormed, $400 each. (250)546-2455 (4) Persian cross kittens, unique markings, great temp. to responsible loving homes, $75. 250-260-89972 FREE TO APPROVED HOME Shep X neutered male, Dobie/Rotti X male, American Bull dog male, Shepard male, Shepard/Chow X male. Call for more info 250-878-9981 MINI AUSSIE BORDER COLLIE PUPS Pet/agility, kid/cat friendly, blue/red merles, browns & blacks, some blue-eyed. $750; basic obedience $900. 250-375-2526 / email@example.com Shih-Tzu puppies for sale. Call 250-547-8974 Yellow Labs, ready to go, vet checked, 1st shots & dewormed. $500 (250)838-0480
Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 24” Electric stove, 3-6” burners 1-8”, good for cottage or apartment. $50. 250-5031373. Dishwasher GE Stainless Steel built in 2 years old $250 obo 250-307-4375 Electric clothes dryer, practically new, $200. 250-542-1766 GE ﬂattop stove, 2yrs old, new- $2000, dbl oven, convection & self clean, $500. 250546-2422
KENMORE glass top range, 3yrs old, exc.cond. $450 obo. 250-545-5718. Matching FR./LD. W/D, (stackable) $350. TL washer $150, other items, warranty, del. avail. (250)549-6042 WHITE MAYTAG DRYER, GOOD COND. $100. 250-3096070.
Food Products BEEF - FARM RAISED 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494 GRAIN ﬁnished Beef, sides or quarters, $2.25/lb plus processing. Randy Bellows 250832-2612, 250-804-5393.
Fruit & Vegetables Monday to Sunday 9am-6pm
End of Season
Aurora Apples Gala Apples Ambrosia Apples Spartan Apples Golden Delicious Apples
Anjou Pears 5011 Bella Vista Rd. 545-0105
BURKE’S Season End Sale: bulk large Bartlett pears $0.50/lb. Italian prune plumbs $0.50/lb. Mac’s $0.40/lb & Empire/Gala apples $0.50/lb canning tomatoes/Roma’s 25lbs/$20, sweet & hot peppers,carrots.250-545-2093 Pears .50¢/lb, Apples .35¢/lb, Maw’s Orchard, 250-546-3401, 250-309-2836
Fruit & Vegetables
The Pumpkin Patch @ 642 St Annes Rd is open. October 1st. Dawn til Dusk. Pumpkin, Squash & Gourds. (250)546-6690
Platform Bed with Mattress (Queen), New $495 Firm, can deliver (250)550-6647 QUEEN size memory foam mattress. Brand New! Retail $1400 sell $495 250-550-6647 SOFA 3-PC Sectional W/ottoman. New In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver
PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.
Gas lawnmower 6.75hp s/p $150. Lawntractor trailer $100. Snowblower 7hp $200. 250260-5819 Lawntractor 12.5hp s/b $500. Free p/up dead lawn/garden equipment. (250)260-5819
9pce light oak diningroom suite, excellent condition, $500 ﬁrm. 250-545-0283
Heavy Duty Machinery
ANTIQUES & MORE MOVING SALE. • Sofa, Chippendale style, • Pair bucket chairs, • Victorian tea cart, • Suzuki digital piano, • 6’ plateglass coffee table, • 5’x5’ tapestry, • maple table, 4 chairs & hutch, • leather sofa & recliner, • bdrm set from Ashley, Much more. By appointment. (250)838-0910 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! BDRM set. 6pc Cherry sleigh, Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 Diningroom set, hutch, table/buffet, 6-chairs, brown, Malaysian wood, very good cond. $400. 250-558-1887. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
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FORD Louisville tandem dump truck, 318GM diesel, 13spd trans., newer box & hoist $5000, with safety certiﬁcate $8000. 250-307-1959
Misc. for Sale
SKI SWAP DOWNHILL • SNOWBOARD • X-COUNTRY
Saturday, October 16 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Vernon Rec Centre 3310 37th Avenue NEW AND USED EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING
NEW BRAND NAME Outerwear for under $125 www.VernonSkiClub.ca
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Medical Supplies Acorn stairlift, exc. cond. 13’ long $1600 obo. Quickie manual wheelchair 1yr old, for legs amputees $1800 obo. 250-542-1342
Misc. for Sale
Six 8’ X 20’ Steel
SHIPPING CONTAINERS Available for $3,500 each.
MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD.
firstname.lastname@example.org Metal Mulisha, Bruce Lee, and UFC clothing for sale. Great prices and selection. Check it out at Another Level Automotive & Offroad on Pleasant Valley Road
12x32” Patio Tables, 48 patio plastic chairs. Call Sean at 250-558-0669 Boston Pizza Vernon 1900sq.ft. of maple, was gym ﬂoor, $4000. 250-550-3014 7 Fir logs, 60’ long. $10.00 each. 250-545-8900.
#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6w colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the ﬁrst 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206.
Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.
Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 37 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.
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Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan email@example.com • www.valleyauction.ca
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Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
4 BF Goodrich winter Slalom tires, 245/65/17 $400. Call Ryan 250-503-2292 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866884-7464. Bauer Vapor VII skates, size 4.5 worn 1 season $20. Hespeler Vex chest protector child 8-10 yrs $5 250-542-2359 Central vacuums, most makes $125. W/power hose, head, & tool $295. Rebuilt, 5yr warranty. 250-549-3352. Craftsman 16” Scroll Saw, new in box $175, Bell Xpress satellite HD receiver $325 Ovation style guitar w/p/u $250. Acoustic bass stand $45, Hot tub w/plumbing etc offers (250)838-6904 Electric Yardworks garden shredder, $50. 250-549-6737 *FIREWORKS FOR SALE!* Blowout Sale! at Race Trac Gas Hwy 97N 12-7 pm everyday until Oct 31! FOAM insulation, 2x5-10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250862-8682 Discount for large quantities. 1660 Cary Rd FUN for all ages: Is shooting a ﬁrearm on your bucket list? Try it on Sunday Oct 17, 10-2 at the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club’s “JUG SHOOT” Sponsored by The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory direct pricing. Some models discounted to half price to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800668-5111 ext 170 LAKE CITY PRINTERS Postcards, business cards, Flyers, envelopes, invoice books, Posters, book binding, invitations, Calendars, rafﬂe tickets, Brochures, menu’s, memo pads & custom tabs. 260-1970 email: l a ke c i t y p r i n t e r s @ t e l u s. n e t web: lakecityprinters.com Large collection, Sterling silver jewelry, 423grams total weight. $275 all or nothing. 250-260-1025. Melmac dishes $10, Chest of drawers $30, Bureau $30, Humidiﬁer $5, Raised toilet seat $5, (250)549-1632 Miracle Mate vacuum, hose, power head, tools, pkg of bags, new over $2000, warrantee $299. 250-549-3352. Plywood storage boxes $5ea. Picture $10, Sheer drapes $50, ﬂoor scale $35, Honda generator $100,(250)549-1632 SIMPLY SATELLITE Shaw Direct Authorized Dealer Sales, Service & Installations New DSR630 PVR sale price.$375 250-558-7440 WANTED: Working oil furnace for shop. (250)549-2939
*STARCHOICE* Satellite T.V. Sales, installations & accessories. For best prices and service. Call 250-545-0012. STEEL BUILDING SALE . . . . Rock bottom prices! 25x30 $477. 30x40 $6900. 32x60 $10800. 32x80 $16900. 35x60 $12990 40x70 $13500 40x100 $23800 46x140 $35600 OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer Manufacturers Direct 1800-668-5422 THE CASH STORE 3115 48th Ave. 250-260-1503 Mention this ad & get a free pre-paid mastercard Treadmill $100, jumpereroo $50, bassinet $50, oak microwave cabinet $30. 250-5462422 Undercounter CD $75. U-pick 5”, 14” TV’s $15 & $20. Small appl. $10. Old crocks $5/ea. Clocks & Watches $5 & up. 250-549-7015.
Fruit & Vegetables E TH HI’S C OU
WANTED Whitewood Pulp Logs Lodgepole, Yellowpine, Spruce or Balsam Marlen Transport Ltd. Call: Len Gudeit 250-547-9899 or 250-549-0601 White GE Convection Stove, clean, excellent cond. $110, free GE D/W working, Q.size 6 in Foam wedge $28. 250-5428334 White GE Convection Stove, clean, excellent cond. $110, free GE D/W working, Q.size 6 in Foam wedge $28. 250-5428334 Yamaha organ, ﬂoor model, 2 key boards $200, crocks 5gal $20, cabbage cutter $15, Galvanized tub $10. 250-5491632
Misc. Wanted Chi machine, good quality juicer, treadmill at reas. prices. FOR SALE good 18” Norco 2 bike, 250-838-7686 Wanted: Cash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Wanted: Snowblower in good condition. Please call 250-5491489
Sporting Goods Ellen Crost’s Supreme Pilates machine for sale. Never used. Purchased for over $400, selling for $150. Call 250-5587792. VERNON SKI SWAP Saturday, Oct 16th. 8:30am. Vernon Rec Centre. Buy, sell, new and used clothing, equipment, ski, snowboard, x-country. www.vernonskiclub.ca
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Fruit & Vegetables
Mac, Gala, Spartan, Ambrosia & Aurora Golden Gala Apples
U-Pick Tomatoes & Hot and Sweet Peppers
FURNITURE & ELECTRONICS: Sofa & Love Seat, 6 Drawer Mirrored Dresser & Matching King Bed Frame, Dining Tables & Chairs, Rattan Furniture, Hidea-Bed, Coffee & End Tables, Sofa Table, 4 Pc Bedroom Suite, Wooden Trunk, Movie Posters, Table & 4 Leather Chairs, Upholstered Chairs, Desks, Bunk Loft Bed Frames, Ofﬁce Dividers, Vacuums, Small Kitchen Apl., Freezers, Washer & Dryers, Dishwasher, Flat Screen TV, Ent Units, Queen, King & Double Mattresses, Area Carpets, Framed Prints, Dinette Tables & Chairs, Small Cabinets, Kitchen Cabinets, Book Shelves, Boardroom Table Chairs, Exercise Equipment, Jewelry, Computer, GPS Nav System, Knives Plus Much More.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS 9:00am - 5:00pm • Closed Mon. & Thurs.
MTD 13.5hp Riding Garden Mower, 1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi, 1993 Plymouth Voyager
TOOLS & MISC: 2 Commercial Hardwood Floor Sanders, 2 Makita Compound Miter Saws, 4000 Watt Generator, Air compressors, Hardwood Floor Nailers, DeWalt Table Saw, Airless Paint Sprayers, Large Selection Air Tools, 24” 2hp Tile Saw, Drill Press, Folding Work Saw Benches, Air Lines & Ext Cords, Shop Vacs, Pressure Washer, Floor Jacks, Axle Stands, Bench Grinder, Gas & Elec Chainsaws, Sanding Belts, Construction Heaters, Plasma Cutter, Gas Weed Cutter, Woodstove, Go-Cart Frame, Metal Shelving, Cigarette Storage Box, SS Table, Trampoline, Storage Roof Top Box, BBQ, Tires, Garden Tools, Wheel Barrows, Tires, Fishing Rods, MT Bikes, Air Hockey Table, Hand Truck, Pallet Jack & Much Much More.
www.doddsauction.com Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon
6831 Bella Vista Road • 250-545-1610
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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Shavings & Sawdust 10 to 150 yard loads REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
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Houses For Sale
HOME COTTAGE BUILDING Deals! NO-CRETE TM Prefabricated Panel - Instant Foundation System - Basement $69.99/ft, Crawlspace $49.99/ft! ICF Concrete $19.99/5.33SF block. 792SF 2484SF Shell Erected + Exterior lock-up + Interior Framing from $29,975!! www.greenpanel.com/1-800-871-7089. Local Dealer/Installers!!!! REDUCED! LISTING WITH AGENT SOON! 4Bdrm, 1.5acre Country setting. $429 Walk to school, park & Otter Lake.www.4620grandview.info 250-546-0206 VENDOR WILL FINANCE If you have a small down payment. I have a nice home for you. Less then perfect credit ok. (250)306-1105
DOWNHILL • SNOWBOARD • X-COUNTRY
Saturday, October 16 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Vernon Rec Centre 3310 37th Avenue NEW AND USED EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING
NEW BRAND NAME Outerwear for under $125 www.VernonSkiClub.ca
Tools 10” Diamond wet masonry blade, never used, cost $200, sell $100. (250)542-6648 10” Makita mitre saw, bevels both ways $80. Slide Hammer in box, 8 diff. functions $75. 250-542-6648 3.5” Electric planner $25. Air Palm nailer, handles up to 4.5” nails $25. (250)542-6648 Compound Rona miter saw, like new, $100. (250)542-1766
Lots Foothills View Lot. 82X130 1432 Red Mountain Place Level Entry Walkout Lot. $195,000 Will also build to suit. (250)309-1195/ 545-7176
2-SEPARATE parcels. East Vernon area. 250-260-3545. WHITEVALE/LUMBY. Ready to build on this 3 acres Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250547-6932.
BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 firstname.lastname@example.org INVESTOR WANTED $60,000 at 10% secured by 1st mortgage on lakeview lot. Simple, clean, & risk free. 250-558-7888.
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Acreage for Sale
For Sale By Owner 1.3 Acres of privacy. lakeview, owner ﬁnancing, $190,000. WOW! 250-307-2558 4bdrm, 3bath, view 4400 Wellington Drive $466,000 obo Susan or Roy 778-475-4554 LAKEVIEW home on 1/3acre backing onto greenspace and nature trails, workshop, raised beds and private backyard, $399,000. view photos on Kijiji Salmon Arm (250)832-2946 Mortgage Helper with great views! 3804 21 Ave.- great views of Bella Vista Orchards, 3bdrm, 2.5baths & a full self contained 1bdrm bsmn’t suite w/3pce bath & own entry, two f/p’s, laundry, many upgrades; carpet, paint, roof... too many to list. Very energy efﬁcient. Beautifully landscaped, fenced backyard with newer hot tub. Owners have bought. Agent chose. A must see.. you will be impressed. Only $374,900. 250-503-3144, 250-545-5101
Houses For Sale
Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
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250-549-7258 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 3.69 Acres - 3bdrm Home Updated, 1000 sqft Shop with hoist, fenced for horses, 6177 Okanagan Avenue Vernon $690,000. Call Wade 250-5506364 3bdrm home on 1/2 acre view lot in Coldstream Valley Estate new kitchen & bathrooms, slate & harwood ﬂoors, 24x24’ shop & RV prkg. $464,000. Please call 250-542-2564
3 bdrm townhome, 1.5 baths, Close to Downtown 5 appliances, move-in today
Apt/Condo for Rent
The CLIFFS Rare 1 Bedroom Suite $
850 / month
2 Bedroom Suites from
1000 / month
F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, plus heat, hot water and hydro all included. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. N/S, N/P. Good building for Seniors! On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE
1 Bedroom Apartment … in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each ﬂoor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P To view, call
Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
Available now Bachelor Unit.
Best location for Great living
1903 - 31A Street
Apartments ■ $550 to $650 1 or 2 Bedroom ■ Adult 40+ ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital
1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bdrm fully reno’d,2 bdrm on top ﬂoor w/great view, cable incl., very spacious & bright, n/p, n/s, ref checked, mature adult building.Avail immed. 250-5458985
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
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2 bedroom corner suite and 1 bedroom available.
250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977
NEW MANAGEMENT 4203 - 32nd Street, Vernon 1 bedroom suites FS, DW, AC, appliances and 24 hour access to pool and restaurant. Rents start at $695.00. Rent incentives and seniors discount. 250-260-1162
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES
CALL ABOUT OUR RENT INCENTIVE Century Manor & Embers, 1 & 2 bdrm, N/P N/S, near Schubert Centre, close to downtown, well maintained, clean, Seniors. 250-275-8066 ENDERBY 1 & 2bdrm apartment, a/c, N/S, N/P, no parties. 250-308-9299 INSTALOANS #101 2411 Hwy 6. 250-2604650. Mention this add & get a free prepaid MasterCard. LARGE 1bdrm $730. 1bdrm +den $815. F/S, DW, AC, balcony, NP/NS, clean, centrally located, on-site managers, quiet building, (250)545-5773, 250-550-0243 Large 1bdrm condo, 5-appl. a/c, gas, secure prkg, elevator, lots of storage, gas f/p, NS, NP, 55+, walking distance to shopping, $775/mo. +hydro. avail. Oct 15. 250-558-3890 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Move-in ready, 2bdrm condo in the Royal Village, corner unit, new paint & spotless, close to town, heated garage, exercise room, common room, storage room, w/d, n/s, Oct 1, $1200/mo hot water incl, 250558-2928 VERNON, 2bdrm, fully furnished, lakefront condo.NS/NP $900/mo incl.water/heat. OctJune. email@example.com
2bdrm +den, N/S, N/P, W/D, $960+util. avail. immed. (250)938-3101 2bdrm, large, adult oriented, cat/smoking ok, avail immed, $850+1/2 util 250-558-0551. 2bdrm, lower East Hill, FP, no smokers, no pets please, $850. 250-549-8424. 2bdrm Mission Hill, $900/mo UTIL/INCL avail. now or Nov 1 W/D, NS/NP, 250-306-6996 2bdrm newly reno’d, d/w, a/c, laundry, w/private entry, small tree’d backyard, NS, no dogs, $950 incl/util. 250-540-0350 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. Oct 15. $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, unit @ Pleasant Valley Village, n/p, Avail Immed. $875/mo (250)542-8381 3-bdrm, 39th Street, 1-bath, laundry h/u, central air, 4appl, small pet ok, $1150 +util, R.R., Avail imm, (250)545-6962 Avail. immed. 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, close to downtown, NS/NP, $1000/mo incl.heat. 250-542-1210. AWESOME Easthill location, 2bdrm upper unit of 1/2 duplex. $1000 incl/util & laundry 250-549-0194 Brand new 3bdrm, 2bath, f/s, n/s, n/p, dbl garage, walking distance to town, $1250/mo. incl/util. 250-545-6181 LARGE, 2bdrm, ground level in fourplex, adult oriented, n/s, cat neg, close to Kin Beach, $805, 838-9657 Remodeled 2br duplex, upper & lower sundecks, util. & W/D incl. ns/np, avail. now. $1025. 250-260-7786, 250-306-0720 SUITE in 4Plex, Vernon, avail. Oct 15. 2bdrm, den, a/c, newly painted, F/S, w/d hookups. parking, storage shed $850 + hydro. 250-547-6060.
Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
Move In Incentives
Apt/Condo for Rent
Home & Lot Packages
• From $625 to $725 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets
Mobile Homes & Parks
1604 - 31st Street, Vernon
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2 Bdrm Apartment Available for $895. Secure Senior Building No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included.
Nik Roughton RE/MAX Vernon
Apt/Condo for Rent
Good for students or mature person. Call to view
ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building
250-549-2770 One small bach, $490.00 Hydro Incl. Wanting Quiet, clean living person. Good for male tenant. Adult Blding. No Pets/Parties or drugs. Res. Mgr on site. Call 250 558 5020. Available now.
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Hawthorn Lane Renovated town homes with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable living. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
1bdrm & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630 1bdrm apt in secured building, newly renovated, $750. Oct.15. Sharon 250-309-7426. 1-bdrm partial furn. apartment, a/c, close to business, Kal beach & bus stop, cable & gas incl, recently refurbished, n/s, n/p, Ref.Req, Avail Immed, Long term rentals & seniors pref. $500/mo (250)542-2060 leave message. 1BED, large 1 bed w/den and bachelor available in well managed & secure building. Incl heat, hot water, parking, locker and cable tv (value $60). Apts are clean and tidy with balconies and located on bus line & within walking distance to downtown. Starting at $560 n/s, n/p, 40+ 250 550 4069. 2BD, 2bath, downtown, d/w, a/c, laundry, deck, built within last 18mo. n/s, $900/mo. +util. avail. Oct 1 250-540-4488 2 BDRM 1 Bath, ground level, close to amenities, laundry available, small pet okay, FS/AC references Req. Contact 8am-8pm (250)306-8252 or (250)545-8252 2bdrm, 2bath condo,5 appl, n/s, n/p.Avail Nov.1 $900per month. 250-546-3469. 3bdrm condo 1.5bath bright, clean, central location, AC, deck, new W/D, $975 +util Nov 1. 250-542-8488 Adults 45+, 2bdrm, 2bath, central location, $750 +util. 1st week FREE. 250-558-8261. Also, 2bdrm, 2bath, downtown location, newly reno’d. $775 +util. 1st week FREE. 250-549-0644.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Century 21 Executives Realty Property Management • 250-550-2120
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Bright and clean 1 bedroom apartment for rent. $800/mth including all utilities, parking, and use of washer and dryers. Centrally located at 4007 - 27th Street, Vernon. Available ASAP. N/S, N/P. Call 250-549-8109 to view.
*Apartments * Duplexes * Main Floors * Suites * 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown condo $850+util 205-3700 28A St Incl FR ST Avail now 1 bdrm 1 bath Mission Hill suite $575 incl util 3943 15 Ave Incl FR ST Avail now. 2 bdrm 1 bath Foothills suite 6720 Foothills Dr $750+util Incl Fr St Avail November 2 bdrm 1 bath updated townhouse $875+util 4200 Alexis Park Dr Incl FR, ST, DW, W/D Avail Now 2 bdrm 1 bath rural main ﬂoor $900+util 6980 PV Road Incl Fr St Wa Dr avail now 2 bdrm 2 bath townhouse $1150 + util 206-301 Browne Road Incl FR ST DW avail Nov 3 bdrm 1.5 bath downtown duplex $975+util 3600 Centennial Drive Incl appl Avail now 1+ bdrm 1 bath Furnished Condo $775 incl util #26 Adventure Bay Incl appl Avail mid Oct 2 bdrm 55+ condo w parking $745 + util Tamarack 1 Incl appl Avail November CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
Victoria Place Studio Apartment
Granite counters, s/s appl., high end cabinetry $137,500
You can own this 2 bed condo for less than rent. Close to town and priced to move $127,500. Call James for details 250-470-3339
Check Classiﬁeds! Commercial/ Industrial Commercial/Industrial/Ofﬁce space in North End. 2038’ for $1375/mo and 2160’ for $1463/mo. Overhead doors and loading dock access. Call Ray Stafford 250-549-0198 860SQFT warehouse, shop, ofﬁce, w/overhead door, reasonable rates. 778-4755752(local) FREE RENT! 2 months free w/signing of 3yr rental lease. UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 250-558-1166 QUONSET building, 1200sqft, lower Silver Star Rd. 12’ high doors, $625/mo. 250-5421996 or 250-542-8921 RETAIL/COMM. high exposure, in busy retail area. Rate neg. 3500sq.ft. Vernon. 1-250717-7488. WAREHOUSE, ofﬁce, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 250-314-7225, 250-5504178.
Housesitting QUALIFIED housesitter, avail imm for long term over winter months. Bruce 250-309-2438. Rest Assured! Experienced housesitter available in Vernon. Nov-Spring. Ref & criminal record check avail. call Michelle (250)307-1832
Mobile Homes & Pads 3bdrm, f/s, country setting off Silver Star rd. No dogs, Nov1, $800/mo+DD (250)545-1681
Homes for Rent 2-bdrm, central location, carport, sep laundry.,avail Nov 1. $1100/mo NS. 250-545-1072. 2bdrm home w/appl. in Kalview Park, avail imm, $875/mo incl.pad rent, N/P, Ref’s Req’d. 250-540-1011
4 large and bright ofﬁces available immediately. 1 year old building, shared reception, free internet, all utilities are included, board room, fax and photocopy services available, plenty of parking, centrally located at 4007-27th Street, Vernon. Various prices to suit your budget. To view call 250-549-8109
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
*Houses and Furnished Accommodation* 5 bdrm 3 bath East Hill incl suite $1800+util 1101 43rd Ave Appls included avail Oct 3 bdrm 2 bath Coldstream lakeview home $1575+util 13680 Kickwillie Incl Fr St Avail Oct 3 bdrm 3 bath Exec. Middleton Mtn home $1800+util 701 Mt York Dr Incl appl Avail Nov 3+ bdrm 2 bath Coldstream Home w pool $1700+util 7504 Holtam Dr Incl appl avail Nov 3+1 bdrm 2 bath Westmount home $1400+util 2704 Alvaston Pl Incl Fr St Dw Avail now 3 + bdrm 2.5 bath East Hill home $1475+util 3801 12th Street Incl Fr St Avail mid Sept 3 bdrm + Den Coldstream Valley home $1550+util 6872 Learmouth Rd Avail November 2 bdrm 1 bath renovated Harwood house $1175 + util 1608 43rd Ave Incl Fr St Avail Sept 2 bdrm 1 bath renovated home $1000+util 1806 31 St near hospital 4 appls incl Avail Sept 2 bdrm 1 bath rural farm home Armstrong $900+util 5004 Hullcar Rd Inc Fr St Avail Oct 3+ bdrm 3 bath furnished exe home $1800+util 9725 Cameron Rd Incl appl Now thru June 3 bdrm 2 bath furnished lakeshore $1500 incl util 13412 Westkal Rd Incl appl Avail Oct-April CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
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Homes for Rent
250-309-1742 • 1 room bachelor suite, shared washroom. $550, utilities incl. • 2 bdrm basement suite, Mission Hill. Util. incl, F&S, W&D, big living room. $900 • 2 bdrm in Mountainview Apts. City centre location, F&S, W&D, reno’d. $850 • 3 bdrm townhome, 2½ bath, great condition, Harwood. NP, NS. $1,100 • 2 bdrm older home, by hospital, 900 sqft. gas stove, F, W&D. $900
• 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo in Lake Country. Top ﬂoor unit, newer bldg, outdoor pool. F&S, W&D, DW. $1.095 • 2 bdrm upper suite of house, Lower Mission Hill, utilities incl. walking distance from all amenities. Newer ﬂooring. $900 • 3 bdrm ½ side of duplex 1½ bath, new ﬂring & paint. F&S, W&D. $1,000 • 3 bdrm large upper suite, Alexis Park, 5 appl., wraparound sundeck, garage storage neg. $1,300 • 3 bdrm newer townhome in The Rock (Bella Vista). 2½ bath, all 5 appl, nice ﬁnishing, hardwood ﬂring, double long gar. $1,300 • 4 bdrm, 2½ bath home in Bella Vista. 5 appl., extra F&S in downstairs suite. Deck, single gar. $1,350 • 4 bdrm home in Fintry (Westside). 1½ bath, large deck, F&S, W&D optional. $1,000 • 5 bdrm newly built home in Foothills. All 5 appl. both up & down, 4 full baths, dble garage, 2 living rms. 2 bdrms down, fully contained suite. Great views. $2,400
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
New Home 4bdrm on acreage, 5min from Falkland, $1400 (250)379-2774, 250-938-1124 NEWLY reno’d, 2400sqft. Home, huge yard, rural Armstrong in peaceful setting 5appl, new cabinets, carpet & paint. 1bath, full walkout bsmn’t, yard maintenance provided, Please NS/NP & yard must be kept tidy for maint. Avail anytime. $1200+util. Kimberly 250-307-6965. NEWLY renovated 3-bdrm, main ﬂoor, 2 gas f/p’s, puriﬁed water, close to all amenities, $950 +util. 250-545-0883 New Reno, short-term, 2bdrm, upper ﬂoor, incl util, cable, shed, n/s, n/p, $1075, Avail Oct 15. (250)542-7806 OK Landing lakeshore house, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, garage, dock w/lift, pets neg, ns, $2300 incl heat, light. 604980-5051 *RENT TO OWN* 250-503-3461 Calvin & Barbara Carr The Open Door Team, Re/Max Vernon Rent-to-Own: 4br Vernon home from 1600/ mo with 5k down, 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565
2bdrm, brand new, NS/NP, $800/mo incl/util. Coldstream 778-475-4657 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $850/mo. 250-215-4564. 2bdrm large bmsn’t suite, w/deck, laundry rm & 6-appl. Coldstream Valley Estates, N/S, no dogs, $950/mo. incl/util. Pam 250-558-0920. 2bdrm, located in the Middleton area, avail. Oct. 15, NS/NP $900 util/incl. 250-549-5170. 2bdrm Middleton above ground, lakeview, n/s, no parties $725.Oct15 250-545-4665 2bdrm ns, np, 3610 20 Cres. $800 +util. 2bdrm, ns in/out, np, $750, both avail. Nov 1. 250-542-3981, 250-838-9394 ARMSTRONG 1bdrm suite newly reno’d, $600 incl. basic util. + shared laundry. Suits quiet single, N/P N/S, Ref’s. Avail Nov.1 (250)546-9919 AVAILABLE Oct 1, 2 bdrm, Family up, 4 appl, 750/m. 604741-4196 Bachelor suite, avail immed, all reno’d, Close to town, n/s, $600 util incl. 250-545-8900. Bright 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon, plus util 250-275-0665 BRIGHT large 2bdrm, $1000 incl/util, cable, wireless internet. Children & small pet ok, shared laundry 250-545-6628. COLDSTREAM, 2bdrm, furnished, above ground, Kal Lake views, walk to college & lake, laundry, cable, wireless $1250 util/incl. 250-549-5167, 250-503-5547 EXCELLENT 1bdrm Middleton suite, close to beach, $850 incl/util, internet & TV, no smoking in or out, no pets, no parties. 250-260-4414.
BX Area, Newly Reno’d bright 3 bdrm upper suite, deck and large fenced yard, 5 appl., N/S, pets neg., $1300 + 1/2 utilities. Matt 250-307-8868 COLDSTREAM 1bdrm, 1bath, newly reno’d, laundry, W/D $700 util/incl 250-938-2922 SALMON Arm, 2bdrm upper suite, $950/mo incl utils. NS/NP. 250-546-2859.
2004 PT Cruiser, auto, silver, well maintained, after market rims, great shape, fully loaded, asking $4500. (250)547-0239 2006 Black Ford Focus stationwagon, heated seats,a/c, one owner, 142,000k, Asking $5,999. 250-308-1888
2001 Chev Suburban 2500 4x4, 160K, fully loaded, ex/cond, $7900 (250)308-2225 2002 Suzuki XL7, V6, 2.7L engine, 4x4, 186K, 5-spd, pw, pl, a/c, remote starter, winter tires, block heater. $5900 OBO (250)804-7942
Cars - Sports & Imports
Trucks & Vans
1993 Corvette Conv. 40th Anniversary model, 130km, $11,000 obo. 250-308-7065 1994 Honda Accord, 4dr, auto $975 obo. 1997 Toyota Camry $1995 obo 250-308-0045. 1995 Toyota Corolla, 231,000kms, runs good. Asking $1800. 250-547-2381. 2005 Acura MDX Sunroof, 6 disc cd, Security, White, alloy wheels $21,500 250-260-8888 SMART FOR TWO COUPE 1000KM ON NEW MOTOR 1(250)558-7975, $8500
HOMES FOR RENT GILES DRIVE 1 bdrm suite, daylight, above ground, covered parking, hot tub, private. Available November 1 $700/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. DESERT COVE Executive 3 bdrm home, near new, 5 appliances, close to golﬁng, dble garage. Available November 1 $1250/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. THE ROCK Near new 3 bdrm townhome, great location & view, hardwood ﬂoors, 5 appliances, central air, family welcome. Available immediately. $1300/mo. + H2O. Sorry, NS, NP.
SEASONAL BROOKS LANE 2 + 2 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished, lakefront home. F.S., W.D., great yard & beach. Available Now - June 30. $1200/mo. + util. Sorry, NS, NP. ADVENTURE BAY 1 bdrm studio on waterfront, great hideaway. Available Now - June 30. $700/mo. + util. Sorry, NS, NP. OK LAKE 4 bdrm home, adult oriented, dock, fully furnished, great spot on the lake. Large deck and patio. Available Now - June $1200/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.
250-542-5580 5bdrm family home in Coldstream, walking distance to elementary & high school, quiet neighborhood, swimming pool, $1800/mo +util. NS/NP. 250-545-6079. Beaut/Priv. North BX 3bdrm, 2bath part/furn. loghome, w/d. f/s with shop and studio on 40 acres, very special country set. 1-2 pets ok, n/s. 15 min to town $1500/mo. incl. sat.tv. Nov15/10. Eve: 250-558-4201 Coldstream Estates 2300sqft, 3bdrm up, lower level walkout bsmn’t w/2bdrm inlaw suite, 2decks, beautiful view, $1800 NS/NP. 250-260-3630.
2bdrm house, $900/mo. N/P, N/S, laundry, sun deck, avail. now. (250)542-9403
Country executive 5bdrms, very private, Enderby area, fenced, large bright kitchen, $1800 mon. 250-309-2285.
3BD, 2bath, upper ﬂoor, f.p, 5-appl. cul-de-sac, $1200/mo. 250-306-0046
In Bella Vista, 4bdrm, 2.5bath, garage, F/S, NP, NS, avail. Oct 1. $1500. 250-838-9657
3bdrm, 1bath, large country kitchen, private, quiet neighbors, $950. 250-558-1129
LONG term lease for executive couple. Lakefront home at Parker Cove. 3bdrm, 2.5bath, garage, all appl. NS. Reference for small pet considered. Rent neg. w/lease. Jeneen 250-550-4993
3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1300 + 60° util.shared laundry, n/p,avail Nov.1 250-869- 9788 or 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail Nov1. 250-869-9788 3bdrm, +den, Kal lakefront, furn. N/S. $1500 +util, avail now. Ref req., 250-540-5586 5BDRM, 2.5bath, lower EastHill, full bsmnt, W/D, NP/NS, $1500+util. Imm. 250-5583090, 250-306-2513 after 4. 5bdrm, 3bath, garage, yard, near school & park, F/S, cat ok, $1400 Oct 1 250-545-9191
Luxurious, fully furnished, 2bdrm, 2-bath, Townhome, right on Predator Ridge golf course. Parklike setting, with large patio, f/p, w/d, private garage, ideal for couple or prof. n/s, n/p, Avail now May $1000/mo+util, 250-260-6152 NEED Cash Now? Cash Factory Loans offers payday loans up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or collateral loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! #6-2601 Hwy 6 across from Tim Hortons or 250-503-1010
Rooms for Rent 1bdrm & 2bdrm motel room, weekly or monthly. Avail now. Nice & clean. 250-545-2221.
RV Pads OYAMA area. RV site rental, long-term. Lake views. RV storage. 250-869-8505
Shared Accommodation 1 ROOM for rent to responsible adult, furnished, close to town, parking, $550 util/ cable/internet incl. no drugs. Avail. immed. (250)306-3169 OR 250-275-3421 Furn. room in large house, $450/mo incl/util, Suits mature prof./student (250)503-8018
Storage BOAT & RV Storage, inclosed open compound. Phone 250-542-0041 BOAT & RV STORAGE Large indoor facility, secure & dry, best rates, drive a littlesave alot.(250)558-3797 Large intown fenced storage compound, suitable for tracotrs & 48’ trailers or B-train, take all or part, eg. 10’x50’ $100/mo. 250-558-8667 Outside storage for RV, Boat, Auto, in fenced compound. $45/mo, upto 30’ or $450/year. BX area. 250-545-8883.
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
for rent. Lower suite, newly painted, bright adult building. N/S, N/P, $700/month + 1/3 hydro.
1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40° util. Shared laundry, avail, Nov 1. 250-8699788. 1-bdrm, brand new, above ground, laundry, quiet area, Easthill, a/c, $800+util, Avail now (250)308-6374 1bdrm in quiet East Hill neighbourhood, walk to town, priv. entry, newly remodeled, priv. laundry, util/incl. NP, NS, avail. Nov 1. $800. 250-549-1626 1bdrm, NP, NS, no laundry, util/incl. $700/mo. 250-5456194
Immaculate 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, a/c,Alexis Park, n/s, private ent., avail immed, $975pm + shared util, 250-545-1229. Large 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Middleton, single person, NS, NP, incl. laundry, util, wireless, $750. (250)542-3914 Large 1-bdrm+den (poss. 2nd bdrm) East hill. Private Entry. $850/mo. Util. incl. Oct 15. Pets neg. Fenced yard. 250309-9702 Large daylight suite on Deep Creek Rd. for rent. Avail Immed, $750, (250)832-7875 Modern 2-bdrm suite, desirable Easthill, n/s in or out, no pets, $800+util Avail Sept 1 (250)558-5660 New 1bdrm, level-entry, Middleton W/D, ns/np, a/c, incl/util & internet/cable. $850/mo. Avail now 250-503-6304 NEW 1bdrm suite on Middleton. $850/mo incl/util, new fridge, stove, stackable washer/dryer. NS/NP. Avail imm firstname.lastname@example.org ONE BDRM bsmnt suit -Easthill- Private ent, frdg-stv incl, np ns, util incl $650.00 mnth oct 1 - 250-309-1254 UPSCALE FURNISHED Executive 1-bdrm, suitable for single person, private entrance, view, off street parking, extras. n/s, n/p, DD, $850 incl util, long & short stay. (250)558-0374
Suites, Upper 1bdrm, lower, 2bdrm upper, Immaculate, BX area, util incl.,suitable for single person, n/s, n/p, laundry, Ref’s & lease required. $750 & $800. 250549-0560, 250-804-0531 3bdrm $1100 +util. laundry incl ns/in, np, avail. immed. 250-542-3981, 250-838-9394
3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME 1.5 baths, Close to Downtown 5 appliances, move-in today $1200/month + utilities
Want to Rent WANTED: Heated & insulated shop w/water & bathroom in Vernon area. Must be reasonably priced. 250-306-0099.
Antiques / Classics 1961 Ford Falcon Deluxe 2dr, new paint, motor & interior. $8500 obo. Must Sell. 250542-7167. 250-542-9150.
Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Cooper Discovery mud & snow winter tires & rims, 23670R 16”, like brand new. asking $800. 250-309-0047. 4-winter tires, Nexen 205/65/R15. Exc.cond. Used only 1 winter. $250 obo. 250547-0119. 4 winter tires used 2 winters, Champions R205 60 16 in. 300.00 obo ph# 250 547 9250 F-glass Tonneau cover, 66x67, exc/cond, all hardware incl,$375 Fred (250)545-8710 For sale 6 cylinder, 250 Chev motor.$450. 250-545-5598. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 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.
Cars - Domestic 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlas Supreme V6. Good condition, one family owned. Low mileage, new Transmission, new radiator, have receipts. Great reliable car. asking $850.00 OBO ph 250-542-9336 1989 Ford Escort, FI, 4spd, dependable, winter rubber, $300. Call 250-306-4254 1992 Mazda Protege, 295K, runs well, great body and tires, needs mufﬂer & new shocks $500 (250)558-5775 after 5pm 1993 Grand Prix limited edition, 2dr coupe, V6 auto, full load, lots of new parts. Asking $2500 obo. 250-558-6596. 1995 Chrysler Cirrus 150,000kms, $1900. 250-5456523 1997 Ford Escort EL Wagon, Dependable, great gas mileage, Pioneer CD,A/C, only 182,000 kms, winter tires, new fuel pump, $1900 OBO,250545-3092 or 250-309-9107. 2000 Chrysler Intrepid low mileage, gently driven, (250)838-0910
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Off Road Vehicles 2008 Kawasaki 750 “Brute Force” heated handgrips, thumb warmer, warn winch, hard storage box & ITPSS Rims, XTR tires, Awesome was $8495 $7250 Call Brad (250)938-4645 2008 Polaris RZR only 954 miles, big wheel kit UMP air box, roof, windshield, $10,800 obo. 2001 WR426 $2500. (250)308-1040, 250-547-6850 Two 2006 ATV 700 and 600 Polaris 4x4 Quads, both in mint cond. asking $9500 for hte pair. 250-833-2637
Recreational/Sale 2008 Puma by Forest River 24’ 5th wheel c/w 1 slide, $19,900. Ray 250-550-5602 8’ Overhead camper $700 250-547-8745.
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Sport Utility Vehicle 1993 Cherokee Sport 4x4 4.0L 5spd, mechanically sound, $2200 obo. 250-547-1447 1994 Jeep 4 cyl, 5 spd, 2nd set of rims & tires, many new parts, too much to list. 250275-6698. 1995 GMC Jimmy SEL, 4WD, $2500 obo. 250-545-7980. 1995 Toyota 4Runner, standard, 3.0L V6, new rad. & new fuel ﬁlter, 223kms, $3000 ﬁrm. 250-309-8986 1999 Mercedes ML 320, SUV, fully loaded, leather, looks & runs great, $8800. 250-5038888 2000 Landrover Discovery 2, 4WD, fully loaded, dual sunroof, 161k, looks & runs great, $8200. (250)308-0793
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1989 Toyota, 5spd, 4cyl, new clutch, no rust, great shape. $1300. obo. 250-503-8185. 1992 Ford Ranger, 2WD, 4L, $2000 obo (250)546-8999 1997 Chev S10 4x4, V6, 5spd, ext. cab, new clutch & brakes, asking $2800. 250-549-3274 1997 GMC 1500 Sierra, 165,000kms, 2WD, V6 std. trans, $2500. 250-547-2381. 1999 Ford F250 super duty, c/c, 7.3 diesel s/b, loaded, auto, 4x4, 199k, 5th wheel mount $11,900 obo 250-546-0994 2000 Dodge Caravan. $2,000. obo. 250-550-3003 Amanda. 2000 Ford F150 XLT, SB, V6 5spd, full load, like new, 48,000 orig. miles, asking $5800 obo. 250-558-6596 2003 Dakota, V6, 2wd, ext cab, air, cruise, immaculate, only 96,000 kms, $8,750. 250503-4860. 2004 F150 200,000k, fully loaded, great shape, $12,800. (250)308-6942 2005 Ford F150 super crew XLT, 4x4, full load, new tires & brakes $10,250. 250-307-0002 2007 GMC 2500 HD, ext. cab, s/b, 4x4, remote starter, 170k, $13,900. 250-307-0002 WANTED: 1999-2007 Ford Super Duty Pickups, whole or parts, running or not. 250-5460994.
Utility Trailers TRAILERS All types, all sizing, excellent pricing. Pleasant Valley Trailers, Vernon. (250)545-2000
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