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The Christmas concert of lights at the Kirby residence comes to life via an intense network of cables, electronics and computers programming the lights, with the help of John Kirby. The Lavington show runs every night until New Y Year’s Eve between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Just pull up to 9461 Angus Drive, tune in to 95.3 on your FM dial and treat yourself to a beautiful show, and don’t forget a donation for the Lumby Food Bank or Lavington Fire Department. “We only get Sunday off so every Sunday we’re doing something Christmassy,” said Mau, who came up with the idea for the show after watching videos of people’s light shows on YouTube. “Now the whole fourth bed-

room is taken over,” she said, as wires and controls fill the room. While Mau loves Christmas, John is the maestro behind the operation – despite admitting that he’s not a huge fan of the holidays. “I’m 100 per cent Grinch.”

But with a thirst for knowledge and a love for electronics, John jumped at the chance to show up all the young “techies” out there that at 62-years-old he could program, configure, wire and run a music light production (complete with a smaller

version of the Las Vegas Bellagio water show). “I challenged myself because up until a year ago I didn’t know one end of a resistor from the other,” laughed John. “I’m a blue collar worker. If you knew me, I’m not in any way shape or form intelligent.” He’s spent 100 hours on the programming alone – which includes 296 control channels telling the lights when to turn on to be in sync with the music – and mapped out 6,000 feet of data line across the yard. He has a cheap little radio with a really good antenna to broadcast the music, with special narration from Michael Atkins. Despite having 30,000 lights, the couple says their Hydro bill isn’t that high since the lights are only on for fractions at a time while they dance to the music. John enjoys keeping his mind busy with such projects. He’s also the electrician (known as “Sparky”) for the North Okanagan Model Railroaders Association. But he admits the Christmas light show can take up a lot of time. Therefore the couple can’t guarantee it will be around forever. “If you want to see it enjoy it now,” said John. The Kirbys put out a donation bin for the Lumby Food Bank and Lavington Fire Department – which raised 500 non-perishable food items last year and nearly $400. “We were actually really surprised by everyone’s generosity,” said John. “Me being a Grinch, that really got me.”

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News Resort bracing for busy season

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Caden Hough, seven, and his sister Shayla, five, settle on their picks for Christmas trees while getting a feel for the fir of their choice at the Trinity Valley Christmas Trees lot at Canadian Tire.

Silver Star is proving to be a popular destination over the holidays. It’s expected that occupancy at hotels and other accommodations at the ski resort will be in the high 90 per cent range between Christmas and New Year’s Day. “Bookings are strong. There’s lots of international visitors,� said Robin Baycroft, resort services manager. Among the countries represented on the slopes are Brazil, Australia, the U.S. and Mexico, as well as locations from across Canada. The ongoing impact of the recession hasn’t slowed business down. “We are right on par with last year,� said Baycroft. “Christmas seems to be the time of year where people find the money to take the kids on a holiday.� On top of the out-oftown guests, thousands of North Okanagan res-

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Carolers are a common sight at Silver Star during the holiday season. idents will hit the alpine slopes or the nordic trails over the holidays. As a result, Silver Star is warning locals that the resort will be busy. “Come up early. Our staff are doing their best but expect some lineups,� said Baycroft. As part of Christmas celebrations, a torchlight parade and fireworks will be held today at 4 p.m. “Everyone up here is happy. The trees are white and it’s very Christmasy. It’s very festive,� said Baycroft. Following the parade,

Forecasts hampered by challenges RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Technical difficulties are creating challenges for weather forecasts across the Southern Interior. Environment Canada has been experiencing sporadic equipment failure at its radar station on Silver Star Mountain. “It went down and has problems getting re-started,� said Doug Lundquist, a meteorologist, adding that the equipment has been running this week.

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some time in January. “There is a plan to fix it more permanently,� said Lundquist. But a specific date for repairs or replacement will depend on the availability of funds, parts and personnel. Lundquist insists the issue is being taken seriously, particularly because the weather data is vital for the transportation sector. “Public safety is our #1 goal so we want it (radar) to be up and running as much as possible,� he said.

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youngsters of all ages will have a chance to visit with Santa Claus before he starts his whirlwind global tour. “You may also be able to spot Santa skiing on Christmas Day. He takes a little R&R after a busy night,� said Baycroft. There will be fireworks and a torchlight parade New Year’s Eve — Dec. 31 — at 8 p.m. Silver Star, at press time, has a snow base of about 116 centimetres. “Ski conditions are great on all of the main runs,� said Baycroft.

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Officers kill mother bear but two cubs relocated ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The bear cubs are orphaned but they are still alive. Conservation officers responded earlier this month to a complaint of a female bear and two clubs lying in a driveway on Highway 97 north of Falkland. “Our officers responded at 10 p.m. in a blowing snowstorm to find an emaciated bear, weighing about 90 pounds, lying in the driveway,” said Josh Lockwood, a North Okanagan conservation officer. “When the

officers drove in, as the residents had done earlier, they had to drive around the bear, and the bear did not move.” The bear, which should be about 200 pounds, was shot by the officers due to her emaciated conditions, and a decision was made to shoot the 10-month-old cubs as well. Efforts, however, had already been made by the residents of the home to make appropriate arrangements to have the cubs move to orphan care, at Critter Care in Langley. The officers left the female bear in the

driveway so the cubs would return and give them an opportunity to catch the baby bears. At 9:50 a.m. the following morning, officers were called as the cubs had returned. With some help from the residents, and following a short bear pursuit through a field, the cubs were captured. “Critter Care called to say they had room for the bears,” said Lockwood. The cubs were checked out by a vet and were sent to Langley. They will be fed and cared for at Critter Care over the winter, then

Accident claims Vernon woman Morning Star Staff

A Vernon woman has been identified as the victim of a single-vehicle accident on the Coquihalla connector Dec. 17. Shelly May Unrau, 51, died when her 1996 Nissan Maxima collided with a lamp post on Highway 97C near the junction with Highway 5A at Aspen Grove shortly before 1 p.m. Merritt RCMP report that Unrau attempted to pass a westbound van when she lost control of her car. The slow westbound lane was bare and dry while the fast lane was a combination of compressed snow and ice covered in gravel. “What is of particular concern regarding this crash is that the slow

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tures be located on the Morning Star Staff adjacent lot (where the If history is any indi- sports facility is procation, a sports facil- posed) – lot four. ity at Okanagan College “The commission may not evolve. did not exclude the A proposal for non- property (ie. lot five) farm use on a 10-acre because its retention in site next to the college the Agricultural Land is being forReserve warded to the would proAgricultural tect the L a n d adjacent Commission for parcel to the consideration. south-west If granted, a reffor future erendum would agricultural take place in use,” reads Bill Firman 2011 to borrow the Oct. 18, $7.8 million for 1979 decia sports facility. sion. But a little digging In further years, ALR into the history books exclusion was refused reveals that historically, for parking lots, a the ALC has not sup- music school proposal ported anything but and driving range on agriculture on the pro- lot four. posed site. A member When the college was of Coldstream’s first considered back in Agricultural Advisory 1979, the ALC did not Committee, Paul grant Agricultural Land Christie, has long been Reserve exclusion at the involved in agriculture, site. Instead, it allowed including initial discusfor construction of the sions for the college in college campus, subject 1980. to the condition that Calling himself an no buildings or struc- “aggy,” Christie urged

Coldstream council Monday that there is a need to protect what agricultural land is left. “It (ALC decision) is legislation that was brought in to protect land for future generations,” said Christie. “We don’t have a lot of it and this legislation protects what is there.” Referring back to a sports complex proposal on the Spicer Block, Christie said the citizens recognize the need to protect agricultural land. “We saw the passion of people in our community, saying we want to protect our land.” Since the subject acreage at the college is classed as highly capable agricultural land, Christie warns that the proposal could be facing a roadblock. “I think it’s going to be difficult for the agricultural land commission to reverse that decision.” But he did offer the suggestion that council insist that a covenant be

placed on the remaining lands not used for the sports facility and track (five acres) be kept a greenfield. “You might be able to convince the commission that you do support agriculture,” said Christie. Council has agreed to include the suggestion with Okanagan College’s request to the ALC to allow for nonfarm use on the property. Coun. Bill Firman has denied his support for the application, saying that with the current governance issues around parks and recreation in Greater Vernon, this is not the time for the project. “I am simply not going to drag the Coldstream into a $7.8 million debate,” said Firman, adding that he will re-consider his support once governance issues are resolved. Coun. Maria Besso says Firman’s concerns are valid, but they can be addressed as the

sports facility would be a separate function. “This has to stand on its own, and even the price tag could be changed,” said Besso. “The people of Greater Vernon will decide in the end.” Firman countered: “That’s what I’m afraid of, I’m just trying to save you a bunch of misery.”

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Coldstream is passing on the potential for a prison. Land for an Okanagan correctional centre is being sought, therefore municipalities in the region are being asked to identify a suitable site. Coldstream has little appetite for a prison within its rural community and is leaving the opportunity for one of its neighbours. “We already have one area, the Village of Lumby is interested in it,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. A proposed 360-cell Okanagan facility is being sought due to growth in B.C. correctional centres. The facilities currently accommodate approximately 3,000, an increase of 780 inmates, or 35 per cent more than 2004. “As with the general population of the Okanagan, the inmate population from the area is also growing,” reads a report from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

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Friday, December 24, 2010 - The Morning Star A7

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Water rates make waves JENNIFER SMITH

working document. “It’s really a calculator more than anything,” said Some preliminary numbers are flowing through Al Cotsworth, Greater Vernon Water manager. “For the pipeline, looking at water rates for 2011, and their review.” they don’t look very good. No proposals have been made, but a water “It’s not going to be well received, rate does need to be set for 2011. And the rate I don’t think, by the public,” warns needs to cover the approximately $8 million Coldstream Coun. Gyula Kiss, who it costs to run the system, plus an estimated has analyzed the numbers. $3 million to pay back borrowed funds for A working document was given system improvements, according to Kiss. to members of the Greater Vernon “It (working document) is something that Advisory Committee (which Kiss is an the committee is supposed to be chewing alternate director on). on,” said Kiss. Gyula Kiss There are three options outlined Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick, also a in the document, explains Kiss – low, GVAC director, has concerns that GVAC may medium and high water changes. be rushing into any rate changes. Based on the 2010 costs, Kiss said the options “We were told that they were looking at the represent significant increases – ranging from 17 second quarter of implementing this,” said Garlick, to 123 per cent. adding that there will be meetings in the new year He says the base fees alone (not including to discuss water rates. charges for actual water usage), will bring in $4, 6 “We want to proceed cautiously with this and and 8 million respectively from low, medium and not jump into something and have to go back and high water users. make corrections.” “Those are taxes, those are not user fees,” said Timing is also a concern due to the fact that Kiss. the Duteau water treatment plant hasn’t even been “There are major implications. Perhaps it’s going running for a year now. to be a major uproar from the population.” “We haven’t really lived it, we’re guessing a little,” The numbers are not proposed, they are only a said Garlick. Morning Star Staff

Higher utility costs expected in Lumby RICHARD ROLKE

a consumption based model,” said Ken Klassen, finance director. “Preliminary rate structures indicate that the average residential water bill will be about $328 per year ($12 per month plus $0.71 per cubic meter of water consumed).” According to the village, there are pressures on the utility because of reserve requirements for the amortization of capital assets, depletion of reserves to complete the water treatment plant and additional revenue requirements to retire debt on the system. “Even if we do this (hike rates), we will have one of the lowest rates in the Okanagan,” said Acton, adding that one of the goals is to be equitable with utility charges. “The school is probably not using as much water as it was being billed for.”

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Lumby residents may be tapping into higher water bills. Council and staff are reviewing utility rates for 2011. “Lumby has enjoyed lower than normal rates for years but we haven’t been covering costs to run the system,” said Mayor Kevin Acton. “We’re probably looking at $6 to $8 a month more for water and probably for sewer.” Coun. Janet Green doesn’t believe the situation is avoidable. “Hopefully there will be a moderate increase,” she said. Currently the village has a flat rate system. Residential rates are $20 per month ($240 per year). “Staff has been working with council over the past two months on

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form, they didn’t just make the ultimate sacrifice, their legacy lives on by someone who can now breathe in and out without gasping, and who’s heart can now pump with vitality. It’s the gift of life. Reports so far state that Kevin is recovering well, and he will have to stay in Edmonton for at least another three-to-five months to rehabilitate. And by the amount of people rooting for him –– just look at his Facebook page –– he will be kept busy reading all his fan mail for some time to come. Another North Okanagan resident who is about to receive an organ transplant is Enderby’s Jaime Seward. The local artist, known for her skillful portraits and colourful landscapes, is at the end stage of polycystic kidney disease, where the kidneys swell and are unable to filter blood properly. She had her right kidney removed in February, 2009 and has been waiting, and on dialysis, all this time for a match to come through. Everyone who has come forward for testing has not been compatible with Seward, due to antigens in their blood, but thanks to the Living Donor Paired Exchange program, a match has finally been found. This remarkable program, which has lessened wait times for transplants by almost half, helps people needing kidneys, who have been paired with people willing to donate, but whose organs are incompatible. They are matched with someone else in the program who is medically capable of accepting a kidney from them. In other words, someone is willing to give a kidney to receive one for their loved one. Seward is tentatively scheduled to receive her new kidney in January, and it will take up to three months for her to recover from the operation. A few art exhibitions and sales of her paintings have already been held, and people wishing to help her as she recovers can donate to an account set up at the CIBC bank in Vernon’s Village Green Mall. Kienlein says he has received the ultimate Christmas gift this year, and we all can pass on his message this season: Visit www.transplant. bc.ca and register to be an organ donor.

The greatest gift is a smile of gratitude born from another’s act of selflessness. As we near the end of 2010, can you say with honesty you have given such a gift this year? Christmas is regarded as the season of giving — and it should serve to be much more than wondering whether to get dad another tie this year. It should be much more than a chore of consumerism. Along with lavishing our loved ones with wrapped presents — and there is nothing wrong with lighting up the eyes of our children on Christmas morning — we should be cognizant of the need all around us. When you walked into that store, did you hear the Salvation Army bell? And did you dig into your pocket for some spare change? When you took your food to the checkout counter, did you donate to the cause mentioned by the cashier? When it snowed some more, did you take some time to shovel your elderly neighbour’s driveway? There are seven days left in the year. Can you spare an hour or two to visit a lonely senior? To stop and say hello to that homeless person on the corner? To help a child learn to read? To volunteer at a shelter or at the food bank? George Strait sings that “life’s not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.” Do your part today in taking someone’s away with a selfless act that will gift you with that smile of gratitude. — Kamloops This Week


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ay I add to Enjoy the Moment in The Way I See It by Michele Blais in The Morning Star Nov. 28. Many years ago my dad took me skating on Kal Lake and I went out too far and fell through the ice. Dad rushed me to the nearest house and these kind people let me stand in front of their kitchen stove while they dried off my clothes. At home that winter, my big sister and I built a big fort and I pummelled her with snowballs. She went crying to our dad and I got a licking. Much later our Scout troop built a small log cabin on the east side of Cosens Bay at Kal Lake. The boys ran ahead of me to light a fire in the stove. Just as I got there, the old stove pipe collapsed, leaving about three feet of flames roaring up to the roof. Fortunately, I was wearing a pair of cowboy gloves so was able to quickly grab the stove pipe and shove it up into place. Luckily it held.

Same place, different winter. We snowshoed in. We told the Scouts not to walk on the lake as the ice was too thin. One kid, always in trouble, disobeyed and fell through the ice. We were able to yank him out. We built two fires,

BIG THANKS We want to express our appreciation for the community's generosity in support of this year's Seniors Gift Drive. The event was a tremendous success and it goes far beyond that. We collected enough gifts to bless more than 70 seniors. Most recipients are on a fixed income or are without family and may not have otherwise been remembered this Christmas. A gift will be a huge delight. Thank you to Valley Chocolates for donating two incredible door prizes and to the Schubert Centre for hosting and catering the event. Your bigheartedness means so much to us and even more to the seniors. The sense of unity, support and love in our community was evident that night. Thank you from all of us and happy holidays from our house to yours. The VanderBoom Team, Investors Group

of people and their stories. My family can attest to the fact that a day out with me will mean that I will connect with another human being in some way. The best part of a day is looking back on it and knowing that I prayed for someone, connected with someone, laughed with someone, cried with someone, hugged someone, possibly even just smiled at someone. Either way, I know that I was impacted by another human being and hopefully I was able to impact them as well. I pray that the Christmas season will have everyone thinking of the amazing grace that we have been given and that we all can live the life God meant us to live. We are all worth it. Find your gift and start using it. In the end, it becomes the best gift you give yourself. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Susan Roth

FIND YOUR GIFT What is your gift? Over the last two years, I have been involved in many projects. The most interesting project was finding my God-given gift and sharing my story of faith and trust in the reason for the season. My season is 365 days of the year. My value now lies in myself and the people who come into my life, including my wonderful family and loyal friends that I have. I am in awe

CLOSE SHAVES The Vernon Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group would like to thank all the men who participated in the international Movember event. The concept of Movember started in Australia. Its purpose is to raise awareness of and research dollars for prostate cancer. Since its inception, many countries have joined this hair-raising event. While the final totals are not yet

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stripped the kid's clothes off and stood him in the middle of a heavy, folded Hudson's Bay blanket his mother had provided for him. When all was well again, we opened up the beautiful blanket and found four large, ragged burn holes where the blanket had been folded. It was my duty to return kid and blanket to mother. She was not impressed. In more recent years when our family moved to Okanagan Lake, in the winter the whole lake used to freeze over. If it hadn't snowed, we would stand on the ice near the shore and watch the minnows swimming under the ice. One year, a friend skated from the south of Beachcomber Bay and up around past Kin Beach to the hotel — five miles. Good old days. H.D. Bartholomew

the work they continue to do. Citizens get to see their achievements first-hand as they are right on our streets. There are reasons for hold-ups and the variety of problems created by our infrastructures but this is not the fault of the workers but rather the higher-ups whose jobs are equally tough. I do believe they are paid accordingly, but maybe they could be somewhat more accountable. G. Marrs SNOWFLAKES FLY In response to the letter from B. Blain regarding the formation flypast over the Lumby Remembrance Day service, on behalf of the pilots of the Snowflakes, thank you for your kind words. We have been honoured to show our respect with fly-pasts for the outdoor Remembrance Day services in both Lumby and Armstrong now for the third year. Acknowledging your inquiry, the formation pilots this year were Rob Kennett, Larry Williams, Roman Rotch, Stan Nelson and Chuck Ross, all active members of the Vernon Flying Club at the Vernon Airport. The Snowflakes aircraft formation team WRONG ENGINE An excellent article on the aircraft maintenance course taught at the Vernon Airport location. However, the picture caption is out to lunch. The engine purported to

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Working two jobs, taking care of seven children. The last thing a Vernon woman needs around Christmas time is to lose nearly $2,000 as the result of a scam. The woman, who did not want to be identified, fell victim to a mystery shopper-type scam. She had applied for a job as a mystery shopper, and was sent a cheque, told to deposit it and keep a small percentage as her wage. She was to wire the rest of the money and complete a survey on the service she encountered. The address she was given is fake, the money was wired to another unknown location and the woman is out the money transferred, in this case more than $1,900. “It seemed very legitimate and I know there are mystery shoppers because we have one at one of the places I work,” said the downcast woman. “This comes at the worst possible time. I’m barely making ends meet to begin with, now I have to pay the money back. There goes Christmas. This couldn’t have sucked any more.” The woman received an employment opportunity letter from a company with offices in London, England, and Victoria, asking her to contact a specific individual for detailed instructions about her employment. She called from her home – she insists she never gives out her home number when she’s looking for work, just her cell phone number - and

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A cheque in the mail started a process that led to a woman losing $2,000. ended up getting several calls back from a man identifying himself as the individual. “He kept phoning my house, sounding rather anxious as to whether I had cashed the cheque,” said the woman. The cheque was from the Royal Bank, from a branch in Etobicoke, Ontario, with the information from a Toronto law firm in the corner. The woman checked and found both the bank and law firm to be legitimate, leading her to believe the cheque was stolen. “It’s my own fault, I should have known better,” said the woman. “I just hope nobody else gets stuck with this scam.” The Better Business Bureau lists the mystery shopper scam as one of the top-three scams in Canada. Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, scam artists will try to find a victim. “It’s so sad that we have to keep repeating these warnings about these individuals,” said Molendyk.

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In anticipation of heavy volumes at Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s emergency departments over the holidays, the public is reminded to take a few simple steps to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital. According to IHA, if you need non-urgent care, first contact your family doctor or the doctor on call or go to a local walk-in clinic. See your physician before the holidays, if necessary, to avoid any long wait times in the emergency department.

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All of that waiting in the cold finally paid off for Armstrong’s Sandra Walter and her husband Doug. The couple has participated in The Morning Star’s annual Gund Teddy bear contest since 2001, and for the first time in nine years, Sandra collected the $500 cash grand prize Saturday morning. “It’s kind of surreal. I never win,” beamed Sandra. “It’s never about the money for me. It’s about getting the bear and being out there for the whole experience of being out in the cold. Part of the experience is freezing your butt off out there. Added Doug: “We bring books every year, but we never read them. We’re going to bring a propane heater next year and some cards.” The husband and wife were among 50 souls that braved -9 weather to stand in line to receive a collector’s edition Downing Gund Teddy bear and a chance to win the $500. To qualify for a bear and get their names in the draw, the first 50 customers had to show proof of $300 of purchases from a list of participating local stores. The Walters, who lined up outside of the Morning Star office at 5 a.m., already know what they will do with the money. “It’s going to help offset Christmas. I’ve got two kids in Vancouver who are

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Nayo netting success in NCAA GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Coldstream’s Nayo RaincockEkunwe is serving up more double-doubles than a Tim Hortons drive-thu. The Kalamalka Laker grad already has six of them with the NCAA Division 2 Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team this season. Most recently, she collected 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Clan ended 2010 by falling 65-60 to the Seattle Pacific University Falcons in Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) play. Voted tournament MVP at the 2009 senior AA girls provincials, Raincock-Ekunwe is used to being the go-to girl, however, she has never seen this much floor time. She is seventh in the GNAC in minutes per game with 30.9. “I’m getting minutes like I’ve never gotten before because we don’t have a lot of depth at post and we have so many young players,” she said. “I went from playing maybe 10 minutes and getting seven points to playing pretty much the whole game. But I don’t mind.” Raincock-Ekunwe’s name appears in pretty much every individual player statistic GNAC has to offer, and she tops the most important two. The ultra-athletic forward leads the conference in points per game (21.4) and rebounds per game (12.0), and she is second in field goal percentage (.663). Defensively, she is fifth in both blocked shots (1.6) and steals

(2.1) per game. The 6-foot-2 sophomore admits making the adjustment to college ball has forced her to add a new dimension to her game – aggression. Mild-mannered by nature, she said it hasn’t been easy. “I’ve had to work on my physicality a lot. The girls in the NCAA are pushy,” grinned RaincockEkunwe. “I’m kind of a soft player. I don’t really get aggressive but we’ve been working on that in practice, pushing one another to go after balls. I’m definitely being pushed out of my comfort zone.” Raincock-Ekunwe showed her new, edgier side when Simon Fraser fell 66-59 to Montana State Billings Yellowjackets in their GNAC debut on Dec. 2. After getting double-teamed all night, she fouled out with four minutes remaining, but still managed a game-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Her mother, Denny Raincock, said it was the first time Nayo has fouled out of a game since Grade 6. Clan head coach Bruce Langford has certainly noticed Raincock-Ekunwe’s improved determination on the court. What’s scarier is he doesn’t believe she has reached her true potential yet. “Nayo has worked very hard this season to take her game to another level. As she is so athletic, that hard work has paid off immensely,” he said. “Nayo is scratching the surface of what she

may become, and we are pushing hard to help her succeed. “In the past, she was able to get by by just outjumping people and being quicker. As the competition rises, athletes need more to accomplish success and her skill set has improved where she owns a couple of solid post moves and she works much harder than she ever has.” In July, 2009, SFU became the first non-U.S. member to join the NCAA. There was supposed to be a two-year transition period that would allow the Clan to ease into GNAC, but the process got sped up by a full season. That left Langford with some significant challenges with regards to filling out a roster. SFU has just nine players on its roster, and only two returning starters (guards Kristina Collins and Anna Carolsfeld) from the squad that won the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) national championship last season. However, the Clan is still in its NCAA candidacy period, meaning it won’t be permitted to compete in Division 2 playoffs until next season. Instead, the team needs to compile a .500 record in order to qualify for the smallcollege National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) playoffs in Tennessee. “We’re hovering somewhere in between,” said Raincock-Ekunwe, of her team’s unique situation. The Clan return to GNAC action Monday, Jan. 3 when they visit Northwest Nazarene Crusaders in Nampa, Idaho.

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The SFU Clan’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (front), a Coldstream product, battles UBC Thunderbird’s Zara Huntley in women’s basketball play at Simon Fraser University.

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Vernon’s Alex Gillies pulled the hat trick as the Okanagan Rockets gained a 4-4 comeback B.C. Major Midget Hockey League tie with the Kootenay Ice Sunday at the Capital News Centre. The Rockets were trailing 4-1 with 26 seconds left in the second period when Gillies fired his eighth of the season. Gillies notched two more in the third as the Rockets outshot the Ice 15-2. The line of Gillies, Jedd Soleway (Vernon), and

Mitchell Cook combined for 5+4 on the weekend. The Rockets lost 6-4 to the Ice Saturday., “When those guys commit to being the best players on the ice, they are pretty tough to stop” said assistant coach Kyle Blanleil. “We were very happy with the way the whole team responded in the third period, but that line in particular was really dangerous. That is the sort of effort we need from that trio game in and game out.” Nathan Browne of Vernon also scored for the sev-

enth-place Rockets in the tie, improving Okanagan to 10-14-2 on the season. Gillies and Soleway both scored Saturday with Jordan Burns of Vernon earning one helper. The 10th-place Ice went to 5-13-6. The Rockets leave Christmas Day for Calgary and the prestigious 33rd annual Mac’s Midget Tournament. They meet the Calgary Buffaloes on Boxing Day at Max Bell Arena and then face the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes Dec. 27 at Father David Bauer Arena.

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The Vernon Ski Club K1 female athletes tore apart the race course and the field at the TECH Slalom series opening race at Apex Mountain last weekend, taking gold in all three races. Ravinder (Ravi) Vliet charged both races on Saturday under cold, windy conditions, taking gold medals and first overall points. On Sunday, when it was warmer with a light wind, Amelia Smart displayed her A-game to strike gold. Trailing Anna Bruce of Sun Peaks after the first run, Smart had to charge the course to take the overall lead. “Both Ravi and Amelia were mentally and physically ready for this performance,” said head K1 coach Tim Harder. “They have been training on and off snow since September, and their hard work paid off.” Katie MacGillivray and Holly Clancy also had a good showing with a pair of top-10 finishes each. Several medals were also grabbed at the K2 level, with Lauren Armstrong taking one silver medal each day (only .24 seconds separating her from the winner Meg Cumming of Apex Ski Club during the first race on Saturday). Taking third place after the first run of the combined time race on Sunday, Armstrong moved past Emilie Unterberger of Revelstoke for her second silver medal. Armstrong was second in the overall weekend standings. Noemie Petit charged the courses all weekend pushing toward a win. Fast in many sections of the course, Petit is always a contender and a risk taker. These tactics paid off for her during the second race on Saturday, placing second for her first silver medal of the season, only .28 seconds back of leader, Meg Cumming of Apex. On the K2 boys side, Matthew Kreutz had some very stiff competition but came out being the only Vernon athlete with three medals, one silver and two bronze. During the second run on the combined time race on Sunday, Kreutz skied the second fastest time, but because of some tactical mistakes in the first run, his combined time was

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Layne Greene scored four times and set up another as the Denny’s Saints outlasted the Scotiabank Scorpions 11-7 in North Okanagan Bantam Super Hockey League action Monday night at Civic Arena. Marcus Finn supplied 2+5 as the Saints improved to 9-1, good for second spot behind the 8-2-3 Salmon Arm Finch & Co. Warriors, with three games in hand. First-year Pee Wee call-up Landon Currie opened the Saints’ scoring early in the second period after the teams skated to a thrilling scoreless first which saw stellar goaltending by Kyle Dennis of the Saints and Trey Spanier of the Scorpions. Currie put the Saints up 3-1 a few minutes later. His older brother Kristian, who had four helpers, assisted on both goals. Cam Sawdon also scored twice for Denny’s, while Josh Lerbeck netted a single. Nik Wasylyk provided three assists in support of Dennis. The Scorpions (5-6) got 3+1 from Landon Munk, 2+1 from Rowyn LewisHatherley, 1+2 from Brock Wagner and one goal from Solomon Ivanoff in front of Trey Spanier. Greene, the Saints’ captain, left his skates at home in his referee bag so borrowed a dull pair from assistant coach Rob Maxwell and pocketed 2+3 as the Saints iced the Chase Broncos 10-4 Sunday at Art Holding Memorial Arena. Chris Gallant counted 3+1, while Wasylyk, Max Mitchell, on a penalty shot, and Taylor Maxwell completed the Saints’ attack in Chase.

Red Bulls grab five points After a three-week layoff, the DCT Chambers Trucking Red Bulls gained two wins and a tie in Bantam Super League action. The Bulls used Pee Wee call-up Sylvain Lucet and earned a 7-7 comeback tie with the first-place Warriors Saturday in

Sicamous. Parker Gray led the 7-2-1 Bulls with four goals, while Brittany Jackson, Tim Ufimtseff and Ben James chipped in with singles. Russell Day and Connor Smidt had two helpers each. The Red Bulls followed up with a 10-4 victory over the Salmon Arm Honda Powerhouse Sunday at Civic Arena. Russell Day pocketed 4+2, Gray added 2+2 and singles came from Mark Trznadel (1+2), Ufimtseff, James and Brett Shaigec. Landon Ehnes and Daniel Desjarlais both had two helpers. The DCT gang closed out 2010 by stopping the Corbett Office Plus Sharks 10-4 Monday night at Civic. After giving up a 3-0 lead, the Red Bulls took control of the game, getting three goals and 2+2 from Smidt. Day (1+2), Ufimtseff, Jackson, Trznadel and Butler rounded out the scoring. A great second effort by Authentic Plaque and Trophy Hitmen’s Brooke Toop was the difference in an 8-6 victory over the Sharks Saturday at Civic Arena. Toop grabbed a rebound to deposit the winner and break a 6-6 tie late in the contest. Toop also scored on Sunday, assisted by Brenden Zupp and Liam SallowsCromarty, in a 5-2 loss to Salmon Arm Warriors at Priest Valley Arena. Alex Strutt got the other goal, assisted by Dustin Schmor and Lucas Mitchell.

Meier pumps up Stars The Stars, sponsored by Irly Building Centres and Gudeit Bros Contracting, clipped Chase 6-5 with Logan Meier collecting 2+2. Edwin Hayman, Kevin Fuller, Kyle Beerstra and Shale Williamson had singles, while Zach Kuperus had three helpers in support of Corey Tinney. The Stars host an eight-team tournament Jan. 7-9 at the Pat Duke Memorial

Arena, including teams from Summerland, West Kelowna and Vernon. The Lumby Midget Stars, sponsored by R. J. Schunter Contracting and Gudeit Bros., tied Salmon Arm Pharmasave Storm 4-4 Saturday at Hucul Pond and then bowed 7-6 to Lakeside Printing Aftershock of Salmon Arm Sunday in Lumby. In Salmon Arm, the Stars got a hat trick from Ashton Edwards before he left the game with a shoulder injury. Jordan Somerset had 1+1). On Sunday, it was 5-5 after two periods before penalties took their toll on Lumby. Rodney Thompson pulled the hatty for the Stars, while Kyle Weston earned 2+1 and Justin Burk scored once. Brad Haslam and Cory Hug each supplied two assists. In Pee Wee Super League action, the Butcher Boys Red Wings battled Salmon Arm to a 3-3 tie Sunday at the Sunwave Centre. Cole Benjaminsen scored twice for the Red Wings with Riley Clarke setting up the first goal and Steele Pelletier the second. Connor Granger, from Colton Greeno, finished the Wings’ offence. Michael Gillies (4) and Landon Currie (2) boosted the Adams Disposal Storm to a 9-6 Pee Wee win over the Five Star Awards Bulldogs. Sam Frisby, Alex Laurila and Nick Mann rounded out the Storm offence. Kobe Romanovitch (3+1), Tanner Graham (2+2) and Brennan Seltzer answered for the Dawgs.

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The Nedco Blazers finished second and also took home the trophy for Most Sportsmanlike Team in the Winfield Bruins Midget Hockey Invitational last weekend. The #2 Bruins brushed back the Blazers 7-6 in overtime in the championship game Sunday. Adam Fenske pulled the hat trick for the Blazers, while Chad Lindenbach scored twice and Steven Goebel added a single. Scott Reczka earned two assists. Nedco opened with a 5-2 win over Langley, getting goals from Fenske, Reczka, Goebel, Sam Whitelaw and Travis Webster. Player of the Game was Nedco goalie Clayton Coles. Winfield #2 then earned a 4-3 win over the Blazers, who got offence from Fenske, Goebel and Webster. Player of the Game was Devan Head. The Blazers then clipped the Kelowna Predators 4-3 with Head (2), Goebel and Webster leading the attack. Goebel earned game MVP with two assists. In the semifinal, the Blazers bounced Winfield #2 4-2 on goals from Brennan Martin (2), Josh Gosselin and Conor Butte-Lansfried. Goebel pocketed three assists and Brennan Martin took game MVP honours. Coles went the distance in net for all five games.

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Vernon Kokanee Swim Club’s Sarah Mehain was liquid gold at the 2010 Speedo Can-Am Para-Swimming Championships in Toronto. Racing against the best SWAD (Swimmer With A Disability) athletes in North America, Mehain collected seven first-place finishes. She opened with a pair of wins, claiming the 100metre freestyle in one minute, 23.38 seconds, and the 50-m butterfly in 45.25. She added three more gold on day two of the long course meet, touching the wall first in the 50-m freestyle (37.87), 200-m IM (3:23.38) and 100-m backstroke (1:36.39). Coached by Renate Terpstra, Mehain capped her golden weekend with two more firsts Sunday, winning the 400-m freestyle with a personal best 6:31.03 and 100-m fly with 1:44.40. Kokanee swimmers have been all over North America recently, competing at other meets in Portland and the Ice Classic in Kamloops. At the Paul Bergen Junior International meet in Tualatin Hills, Ore., the Kokanee’s Joe Byram struck silver in the 100-m backstroke, setting a new club record with 55.28. Byram, competing for Team B.C. at the meet, broke the previous record held by former Kokanee Anders

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Vernon Kokanee Swim Club's Quaid Ondzik swims to his AA qualifying time at the Ice Classic in Kamloops. McIntyre, held since February, 2009. He also helped the B.C. relay team secure bronze in the 800-m freestyle, racing a 1:51.61 split. On Sunday, Byram added a bronze in the 200-m backstroke, finishing in 2:01.99, and ended the meet with a personal best in the 200-m freestyle. In Kamloops, the Kokanee struck a pair of bronze in the 200-m breaststroke, with Kiah Lee grabbing third in the 11-12 girls category with 3:03.48, and Florian Terpstra in the 13-14 boys with 2:42.09. Lee won a second bronze in the 100-m breaststroke and Terpstra won silver in the 100-m breaststroke with a personal best 1:13.48 to again qualify for age-group nation-

als. Terpstra also qualified for age-group nationals in the 200-m breaststroke by going 2:40.58. Competing in Under 10 girls, Jade Freeman won bronze in the 100-m freestyle and Dara Wasylik won bronze in the 50-m backstroke. Kaia Phillips shaved 35 seconds off her 800-m freestyle time, and Sarah Manchester had a personal best 30.49 in leading the Kokanee B team in the Over 15 girls 200-m relay. Kenyon Neumann and Quaid Ondzik made their AA qualifying standard, and Ian Dorval made his AAA time. Christina Slater broke her 100-m breaststroke time for the first time

in more than a year. Freeman won silver medals in the 100-m fly and 100-m backstroke. Emma Levorson pocketed bronze in the 13-14 girls 50-m backstroke and Jordyn Ross was first in the 100-m backstroke U10 girls. Terpstra had bronze in the 50-m breaststroke and Wasylik made her qualifying standard for the Swim Star competition that goes February in Chiliwack. The following swimmers had 100 per cent best times at this meet: Paul Czerwonka, Megan Heggenstaller, Taylor Kelly, Ceilidh McNaughton and Kaia Phillips. Said Kokanee head coach Marc Trembly: “The swim of the day was certainly the 400-m freestyle with

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The dance floor at Paddlewheel Hall should be cooking like a Kootenay kitchen when world-funk-groove group Wassabi Collective visits Vernon for the Komasket Music Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very first New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve dance party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The festival had its busiest festival yet this past summer, presenting The Wailers and other artists from around the globe. And while the festival saw record crowds it also had record costs,â&#x20AC;? said Devaki Thomas, KMF artistic director who is spending the winter in London, U.K. The Wassabi show is a fundraiser for the festival and an excuse to dance in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wassabi Collective have played the KMF in 2004 and 2007 and are well known in the Okanagan for winning countless awards and wowing crowds with their dancy world vibes,â&#x20AC;? said Thomas. Described as a spicy five-piece from the alternative-thinking small city of Nelson, Wassabi Collective have been busy spreading their positive vibes that go way beyond B.C. Interior borders. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sound fuses pop, rock, hip hop, roots reggae, funk, jazz and everything in between, wrapping it all up with their own identifiable twist that has captivated dance floors and won them legions of fans across the country. Together, Wassabiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Melissa Meretsky (vocals and percussion), Brent Hongisto (vocals and guitar), Jimmy Lewis (vocals and drums), Rahj Levinson (keyboards) and Andrew McCormick (bass) are hailed as members of one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best live independent bands, having placed in the Peak Performance Project Top 20. The quintet has been busy touring on the release of latest album, Get It, which came out in April, and performed two showcases at this fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakout West Festival at the West Coast Music Awards in Kelowna. Get It follows on the heels of Wassabiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first full-length studio record, Stories Not Forgotten,

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Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot and spicy groove-meisters Wassabi Collective get ready for the Komasket Music Festival New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve dance at Paddlewheel Hall. in 2007, which picked up Album of the Year at the 2008 B.C. Interior Music Awards, with Meretsky taking home Female Performer of the Year that same year. (The band has been nominated in seven categories at the BCIMAs the last two years.) Wassabi has shared the stage with Bedouin Soundclash, Michael Franti and Spearhead, K-OS, Femi Kuti, Hot Hot Heat, Randy Bachman, Bassnectar and Adham Shaikh, and

their music has been featured on the PBS series Roadtrip Nation. Named the No. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Vergeâ&#x20AC;? band in Relix Magazine, Wassabi has been awarded a peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice award at the Independent Music Awards and has won four Toronto Exclusive Magazine Provincial Awards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wassabiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joyous sound takes you on a cosmic carpet ride from satisfaction to pure bliss... the ultimate feel-good elixir,â&#x20AC;? exclaimed

Exclaim Magazine. The Komasket-style, all-ages New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve party will also feature DJ Zazen of Kamloops, hoop dancers from Kelowna and special guest band Redfish, whose members hail from the North Okanagan. There will also be a silent auction and a midnight toast. Tickets are $30, available at the Bean Scene coffee house in Vernon and the Ticket Seller. Call 549-7469 or order online at www.ticketseller.ca.

Aisle Seat picks some alternative holiday faves JASON ARMSTRONG Morning Star Movie Columnist

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or those who just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stomach one more screening of Will Ferrell syrup sucking in those green tights, Ralphieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buddy getting his tongue stuck to the frozen flagpole or the Griswold family Christmas tree going up in smoke, I give you a six-pack of forgotten holiday favourites on DVD. Not that the features mentioned above arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t great, they

are, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also all over the television map right now (go ahead, check, channel surf... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wait.) If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at watching a movie this weekend with a little Christmas flavour that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as stale as that brick of fruitcake in the kitchen, here ya go: a half dozen festive beauties. Some are easy to find, some might be a little tougher, but, depending on what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the mood for, they might be worth the hunt.

â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife (1947). Save for a great soundtrack, forget the 1996 remake, The Preacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife, with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. This is the real deal, with Carey Grant as an angel who helps a bishop (David Niven) with guidance as he stresses over a new cathedral being built. It all leads to an unforgettable sermon at midnight on Christmas Eve.

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Why not make this a Muppet Christmas Continued from page B1 Lots of important lessons about what’s really important in life, plus a legit feelgood finale are stuffed in one pretty package here. –– Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977). Muppet creator Jim Henson directed this made-for-TV tale about a mother otter and her son who both enter a talent show to win money to buy Christmas presents for each other. There was a threeor four-year stretch when I was just a wee guy that this tale would air on Christmas Eve, and I couldn’t wait. Overwhelmingly charming, its quality

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Carey Grant, far left, plays an angel who guides David Niven’s bishop and his wife, played by Loretta Young, in The Bishop’s Wife. Kermit and Miss Piggy, right, play the Cratchits in The Muppet Christmas Carol. (this is Muppet land, after all) still stands up pretty well today. –– Trading Places (1983). Okay, so it’s not REALLY a Christmas movie, but this comedy with Saturday Night

Live vets Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, IS set during the holiday season –– and it’s absolutely hilarious. You might just learn a thing or two about the stock market as well. Think of it as an

intellectual Christmas bonus. –– Christmas in Connecticut (1945). A food writer (Barbara Stanwyck) who has lied about being the perfect housewife tries to

–– The Ref (1994). Certainly not for every taste, this Denis Leary comedy is blunt, a little crass but surprisingly effective. Leary plays a burglar, forced to hold a bickering couple (Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis) hostage on Christmas Eve. He unwittingly helps them resolve their issues. Again, it won’t sit well with those shopping for traditional warm fare, but this is a

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guitar chord, which brings othing says Christmas down the cold wind from the like snow, and nothdark woods. ing says snow like Young and The Sadies Canada. From this it’s a short surge through the song like distance to the hardy, chilled proclaimers in the heartland, strains of Garth Hudson: A punctuated by spiraling keys Canadian Celebration of The from Hudson. Band. Bluesy jumpers make “Set my compass North; I got winter in my blood” it says appearance by way of Suzie McNeil (Ain’t Got No Home) in Acadian and Danny Brooks & The Driftwood, Rockin’ Revelators. These the third tracks are slick and energetic; track on party songs that suggest Hudson’s an overlooked side of the tribute to group’s catalogue. his legendHowever, the melodic ary former folk/rock element of The band, The Band is in the ascendant Band. Dean Gordon-Smith on Hudson’s Canadian Hudson, Celebration. keyboardist You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, and producer, chose the songs made famous by the Dylan/ contained within and there Band nexus, is one of the are some surprises. What’s standouts here with the wistmost unusual is that Up On ful, wintry sounds provided Cripple Creek, The Night They Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle. Drove Old Dixie Down and, Do some of these names of course, The Weight are excluded. Bravo for that! Keep sound unfamiliar? Yeah, unfamiliarity, it’s more Canadian it real. than Canadian? The material is as varied As Hudson is noted as a as the artists. The aforemenkeyboard driven renaissance tioned Acadian Driftwood, man/traditionalist, his is the as recorded by Pete Katz and final word on artist inclusion, The Curious, sounds like an so there’s the element of the extinct Maritime folk song, unknown and introductions. sung en Francais. There are more familiar What’s a Canadian tribute without Neil Young? He’s here, voices on this northern collection; and the atmospheric backed by the rocking Sadies duo of Bruce Cockburn and for This Wheel’s on Fire. You Blue Rodeo has the plaintive know who it is from the first

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lament of Sleeping dialed in just right for a winter’s night. The Sadies put their patchy roots sound all over this album, stamping their twang on several tracks, the most evocative being the stellar The Shape I’m In, the boisterous ending they bring here sealing the song’s energy in amber. That version is probably the most natural fit on the record with Hudson’s contribution tipping the scales in favour. But there are a lot of songs (18) to supply the taste of maple syrup and an unexpected highlight from Chantal Kreviazuk drips with restrained soul. Her vocal take on Tears of Rage makes it more accessible than the original; she gives the melody weight. There are lesser-known songs here that don’t sound like one’s perception of what The Band is about. Hawksley Workman’s reading of the obscure I Loved You Too Much comes across as a hyped-up late ‘70s cover version of an early ‘60s bar band song – a bold departure from the norm. The Trews jab at Move to Japan also lingers on in the ‘70s, illuminating The Band’s rockier R&B character. Some of The Band’s appeal lies in their pairing of simple themes and unusual structure. King Harvest, performed by Blue Rodeo, grasps this aesthetic and flows with it.

lot smarter movie than it appears. –– The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Another Muppet movie makes the list? Yep. And sure, there are better adaptations of Dickens’ classic (in fact, last year’s version with Jim Carrey is awfully good), but what can I say? I love the Muppets almost as much as I love Christmas!

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Live Wire ART SHOWS CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 250-547-0020 shop, 547-2070 studio. The shop closes after today for the holidays. Christmas Eve hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre lower lobby. Artist’s Choice 2010 juried art show featuring work by members of the North Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Runs to Feb. 15. Available for viewing to ticket holders for shows at the PAC. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Ninth annual Winter Show and Sale. Artists are showing work in a variety of medium: oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media paintings; sculpture; one of a kind ceramics; textile; scrimshaw, all original works in very unique and distinctive style. Winter hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 5428544. Currently hosting its sixth annual Christmas Art Show. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and 9:30 to 4 on Saturdays VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, (250) 542-6243. Make this a handcrafted Christmas. Discover great gift ideas at the VCAC’s fifth annual Artsolutely Christmas show and sale. Showcasing original and affordable works of art by local artists: natural wreaths, paintings, glass art, clay works, wood carvings, metal work, jewelry, fibre arts and more. Last day is today. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Opening Jan. 6 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., is R.B. Wainwright’s Dream Symbols and My Art, a body of paintings based on the understanding of psychosomatics and a psychoanalytical study of dreams (Wainwright will give an artist talk about his work Jan. 6 at 6 p.m.); Group exhibition, Dermagraphics: The Art of Tattoo Design, created by seven tattoo artists from Vernon, Vancouver, Salmon Arm, and Toronto, all of whom are involved in developing and creating original designs intended to be executed as permanent bodily adornments; UBCO Advanced Printmaking, Proof Positive a group exhibition created by students enrolled in the advanced printmaking studio courses in UBC Okanagan’s creative studies program.

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Extreme sport pioneers show off their moves in New Zealand film Last Paradise, one of the films screening at Vernon Search & Rescue’s annual Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The films will be reeled Tuesday for a soldout screening at Silver Star Mountain Resort’s National Altitude Training Centre and the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets for the PAC show are $20 and are still available at the Ticket Seller, 250549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca.

CONCERTS ‘SWONDERFUL An all singing, all dancing, musical revue that celebrates the genius of George and Ira Gershwin takes place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45/adult, $42/senior, $40/student at the Ticket Seller, 5497469, www.ticketseller.ca. APRIL VERCH Canadian fiddler, singer and step dancer performs Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m at the Creekside Theatre, Lake Country. Verch and her band perform traditional and original repertoire that is deeply rooted in the style she grew up with in the Ottawa Valley region of Ontario. Tickets are $20 adults, $18 students/seniors, group of 4 tickets $64 at the Customer Service Counter at Lake Country municipal hall, or call 250-766-9309. OKANAGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: VIENNESE WALTZ Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, the UBC Opera Ensemble, with director Nancy Hermiston, joins the Okanagan Symphony in a show that celebrates melody and romance in works by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and friends. Tickets are $47/adult, $41/senior, $21 student/child at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. COUNTERPOINT CHOIR has tickets ready to sell for its Jan. 30 concert just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers. Tickets for Phantastic Choruses are now available from choir members or at Shear Dimensions downtown and are $10 per person or free to children under 12. Two concerts, scheduled at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32nd Ave. are sure to delight music lovers throughout the valley. For further information contact Counterpoint president Cynthia Markson at 250-545-1505.

FILM VERNON FILM SOCIETY All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema. Theatre doors open at 4:30 p.m. with regular show start times of 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Jan. 10 is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the final conclusion to the Millennium trilogy. Second show starts at 8 p.m. due to length of film. Admission is $7, and tickets are available a week in advance at the Towne Cinema box office and the Bean Scene coffee shop.

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LIVE MUSIC ETC. BLUE HERON PUB 7673 Okanagan Landing Road, 542-5550. Guitarist Les Copeland is at the Blue Heron Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m. THE DEN Silver Star Mountain Resort. Located down below the Town Hall cafeteria, 558-6032. Monday nights Scottie Reh & Nicky Bampton perform foot-stomping favourites. Tuesday afternoons are filled with the après sounds of Rob & Marjory 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coming in January is The Den’s third annual Winter Music Duel, an open mic style competition where contestants return week after week to compete against each other. Two contestants a night, three nights a week. Grand prize is 10 hours of studio recording time. MONASHEE’S BAR AND GRILL 2922 30th Ave., 503-1378. Next Yuk-Yuks comedy show at Monashee’s is Jan. 15. Funny Fridays starting in February. Tickets are $15 each and available at Monashee’s. Come for dinner and stay for the laughs! THE SALOON Silver Star Mountain Resort village, 250-558 -6881. Scotty Reh and Nicky Bampton will rock the stuffing out of you Christmas day Saturday from 7 p.m. on. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA, LADIES AUXILIARY presents Robbie Burns Night. Jan. 15 at the Oyama Community Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Highland dancers, haggis, roast beef dinner and dancing until midnight. Music by Art Taylor. Tickets $15 each. Transportation available from Winfield. Call 250548-3521 after 3 p.m. or email lsdmjb@yahoo.com for more info. Adults only. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St., presents Jon Treichel’s Scattered Atoms Jan. 8 performing Latin and jazz favourites from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members available in advance at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup. See www.vernonjazzclub.ca for details.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE ALEXANDER’S BEACH PUB 12408 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Coldstream, 5453131. New Year’s Eve celebration. Steak and prawns special. Live music –– acoustic rock & blues –– 7:30 to 10 p.m. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing with Copper Creek Trio from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets available at the ANAF; $30 per person. ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Karaoke with 3 Monkees starting at 8 p.m. Draw prizes and party favours. No cover. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Buffet dinner and live entertainment with Breakin’ Curfew. $40 per person for dinner and entertainment. $100/couple for room, dinner and entertainment. Call for information. THE KINGS New Year’s Eve Dine and Dance happens only once a year, and sells out every time. Join Vernon’s dynamic duo for an exceptional award winning four-course meal and then dance into 2011 to the greatest hits of all time! Tickets available at the Vernon Schubert Centre, or online at www.TheKingsBand. ca. Tickets are $50 per person or $360 for a table of eight. Call 250-545-7777 for more info. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. New Year’s Eve party with the Salmon Armenians. Winner of the Okanagan Music Awards best blues band for 2007. The eight-member group will deliver an evening of scorching R&B hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and their own original songs. Gourmet buffet, champagne, Zeppelins, dancing, bowling and much more. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321 New Year’s Eve opening at 8 p.m. with live music by the Young ‘uns, voted best band of the North Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine People’s Choice Awards. Party favours, free glass of champagne, midnight munchies and balloon drop. Tickets are $20, limited seating, available at Sneakers. THE SALOON Silver Star Mountain Resort village, 250-558-6881. Get your tickets now for New Year’s Eve with DJ Coletrain.

VERNON SINGLES CLUB Strapped for funds but still want to go out for New Year’s? The Vernon Recreation Centre is having a gala dinner and dance for only $30 on New Year’s Eve. This includes a hot roast beef and ham dinner, followed by dancing to a live band. Don’t miss the grand finale for the year (Dec. 31) at the recreation centre (3310-37 Ave). Happy hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing at 8:30 to the live sounds of Sierra. Tickets available at the Vernon Rec Centre, Bean to Cup, or from any executive member. Tickets only $30 and available only in advance so don’t miss out. For further info call Eva @ 545-1179 or Lottie @ 549-2495 or Ed at 5405288. Cut off date for tickets is today. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. presents a rockin’ rollicking New Year’s Eve party with John Lee Sanders, master of the Louisiana Blues scene. Doors open at 8 p.m. All tickets are $45 available in advance at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup. Light appetizers and a toast to the New Year included. See www.vernonjazzclub.ca for details. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Dance in the New Year to Pam Ferens and her side partner, Wild Bill. Starts at 8 p.m. At 11 p.m., The Legion will offer a creative, light buffet. Tickets are $25. Everyone is welcome... no need to be a member! Call 250-5422696 or 250-545-3295 for more information, or drop by the Legion. WASSABI COLLECTIVE Komasket Music Festival hosts New Year’s Eve dance party with Nelson’s own global groovers, the Wassabi Collective, with special guests and DJs, Dec. 31 at Paddlewheel Hall, Okanagan Landing Road. All ages, silent auction. Champagne at midnight. Tickets are $30 at the Bean Scene and the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

THEATRE A SLEIGH RIDE CHRISTMAS CAROL Caravan Farm Theatre presents Peter Anderson’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Dash through the snow on horse-drawn sleds to see this magical tale, Dec. 11 to 31, with shows nightly at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. No shows Dec. 17, 24 and 25. Tickets are almost sold out and can be reserved by calling Ticket Seller at 549-7469, or online at www. ticketseller.ca. For more information visit www.caravanfarmtheatre.com.

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Rowena Harrison (left) and Nilva Castillo sample the desserts at the Vernon Immigrant Services Christmas party.

Keeping up all the traditions For many new residents, Christmas in Vernon takes on an international flavour CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Family, friends and food make the season bright wherever Christmas is celebrated around the world. “For us, Christmas is all December, starting with Advent,” said Nilva Castillo, who is from Peru and has been in Canada for a year and a half. “On December 10, people will have a special breakfast with fruit bread and hot chocolate with family and co-workers. “On December 24 we have a dinner at midnight with all the family with turkey, sweet potatoes, apple sauce and cakes and after dinner there is prayers together. Then the children will open their presents. If there is big family we will choose one each for a gift and the person has to guess who gives the present. On December 25, we go visiting

and to church.” New Year’s Eve is also a celebration when the house is cleaned and decorated with yellow flowers and balloons. “We make a doll with some old clothes and put fireworks inside it and burn it at midnight and that is the old year gone away. Some people will wear yellow clothes and underwear for good luck. People have champagne with 12 grapes in it and make a good wish for each month of the new year. If you take your luggage and go outside it means you will travel in the new year,” said Castillo. Patricia Cardenas came to Canada from Mexico a year and a half ago. “At Christmas the whole family reunites together. Dinner is Christmas Eve with roast meat and pozole (hominy), corn cakes, tamales, drink chanpurrado made with chocolate. We have the pinatas filled with candy outside in the street and the children and adults try to hit it down. The New Year is another family dinner,” she said. The Christmas season starts early in the Philippines. “We believe that the birthday of Jesus

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Keoni Cardenas, 18 months, looks at the Christmas tree at the Vernon Immigrant Services Christmas party with his mother, Patricia Cardenas. is the reason for the celebrations. Even in September the stores have Christmas decorations out and the count-down begins. For nine days before Christmas there is Dawn Mass at 4 a.m.,” said Rowena Harrison, who has been in Canada for two and a half years. People have Christmas parties and exchange gifts at any time in December, send Christmas cards and decorate their houses with branches or maybe a big pineapple crown. Sometimes the decorations include soap suds “snow.” Almost all households display a nativity scene. There is caroling at church and by groups which go from house to house. Dec. 24 is Noche Buena with mass at 10 p.m. and a family dinner afterwards. Included in the traditional menu: bancit (noodles, meat and vegetables), biko (sticky

rice with coco milk and sugar and coffee and hot chocolate. On New Year’s Eve families go to mass and have another big dinner together where they enjoy adobo (chicken and rice) and suman (cassava, coco milk and sugar in a banana leaf). “We have a lot of Chinese influence so on New Year’s Eve we have 11 rounded fruits like guava, orange, coconut and grapes which means money, bounty and good luck. If you can, you wear clothes with red or black dots on it because it means money,” said Harrison. “It is wonderful to have all the celebrations but the centre is really Jesus and the spirit of giving because Jesus gave his life. We want to help others with whatever we can give, our treasure, that is, our money, our time or our talent.”

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The person of Christmas

Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: he was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets...But actually Christ doesn’t allow you that. He doesn’t let you off that hook. Christ says: ‘No. I’m not saying I’m a teacher, don’t call me teacher. I’m not saying I’m a prophet. I’m saying: I’m the Messiah. I’m saying: I am God incarnate.’ And people say: ‘No, Dave Bootsma no, please, just be a prophet. A prophet, we can take.’”— Bono of U2. Christmas is one of the few holidays that the rest of society wants to get in on. Over the past two months, ads, editorials, TV specials, TV programs, Christmas cards, etc. have done their very best to try to extract the principles or spirit of Christmas, without the person of Christmas. That is, they promote peace, love and joy, but not Jesus. But the fact is, you never will be able to know these things outside of Jesus because Jesus IS peace, hope, joy, compassion. The “good news of great joy” announced by angels on Christmas is Jesus himself: “a savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord.” Why a “Savior?” It implies that we needed saving; that we needed to be rescued. From what? We all know that there is a life that we owe. We all have some set of moral standards. We see it in how we judge others; what we expect of them. But if we are honest with ourselves, we don’t even live up to our own standards, not to mention God’s. None of us live the life that we owe. And God isn’t indifferent to that reality, just as we aren’t. Suddenly “savior” becomes very good news! It tells us what Jesus is all about, and what he came to do. He didn’t come to teach or show how to live, but he came to save us from the judgment we deserve. Not only that, he also saves us from empty lives. We’re all living for something. If what I am living for

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Are you looking for a way to play sports, be inspired and have an impact on your community? Join thousands of volunteers like Britta Gretzmacher, who have found involvement with Special Olympics BC a fulfilling, rewarding and life-enriching experience. “I just love it. When I greet my athletes every Sunday throughout the ski season at Silver Star, my whole attitude changes,” said Gretzmacher, alpine ski head coach for Special Olympics Vernon. “I leave all the daily stress and worries behind and focus on the needs of my group, who in return inspire me with their dedication, perseverance and courage. “They make me laugh so hard during our day-long training sessions, that I go

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home with a muscle ache in my stomach.” Gretzmacher has been involved as a volunteer instructor and coach in adaptive skiing for more than 10 years before starting up this group two years ago. “You are a teacher, a role model and a friend, enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The experience to help out, see the athletes develop and succeed in a sport you love and to enhance their lives, is your reward and satisfaction.” The SO Vernon Local offers 14 different summer and winter sports, with more than 110 athletes participating throughout the year. Special Olympics BC (SOBC), a registered charitable organization, has provided high-quality sports programs and competitions to meet the needs and

interests of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Volunteers are crucial for the success of this charity and there is always a need for more coaches, assistants and people to run the program in administrative roles (board members, fundraisers, coordinators etc). Anyone 12 years and older can be a volunteer. For more information on how you can make a difference in someone’s life and to become involved as a volunteer, Special Olympics Vernon is inviting you to an information evening at The People Place on Jan. 13 in room 1001 starting at 7 p.m. For more information, please call John Raikes, volunteer coordinator, at 250-3073136, local coordinator Doris Linemayr at 250-542-1722 or see www.sobcvernon.ca.

Past rears its head

ear Annie: I am living with the girl I fell in love with 40 years ago. “Nancy” and I were separated during the Vietnam War. Last year, we reconnected, divorced our respective spouses and began planning a future together. I told Nancy I wanted an honest relationship, and she agreed. She told me she was sexually abused by her boss’s son and never filed a complaint. Later, she was gang-raped by three men. She didn’t report that, either. Then she told me that while I was away in the Army, my now-deceased father raped her. She never mentioned this to anyone, but it was the reason she ended our Kathy Mitchell & Marcy Sugar relationship. She married a guy who cheated on her, and they divorced. While living with her second husband-to-be, she had an affair with his best friend and became pregnant. When I visited her hometown, I met the man she had the affair with and realized how much her son resembles him. The second ex-husband raised both of her children from her first marriage, as well as the child she had while living with him. I think he deserves to know if he is the biological father of this child. I also think rapes and abuse should be brought up to the authorities. But Nancy doesn’t want to make waves. She especially doesn’t want to hurt her children’s relationship with the man who raised them. I love this woman, and we are planning to marry in a few months. Knowing her past and not being able to help her worries me. — Vietnam Vet Dear Vet: Nancy sounds like she’s had a life of emotional turmoil. The fact that her son resembles another man is not proof, but the child deserves to

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have an accurate medical history. You may be able to convince Nancy to discuss this with her son, but you should not take any action on your own. As for the various sexual assaults, there are statutes of limitation on reporting such crimes. The best thing you could do for Nancy is encourage her to get into counseling to deal with the trauma of her past. Dear Annie: My wife is a beautiful woman whom I dearly love. She has some facial hair, especially on her chin, which she chooses to shave. This leaves her chin stubbly. When she does not take care of it as often as she should, it becomes a little unattractive. I am no fashion expert, but I believe that waxing would be a better option. How do I bring this up without upsetting her? — Anonymous Dear Anonymous: There is no flattering way to tell a woman that her face reminds you of George Clooney. But she may be unaware that her stubble is visible to others and should be told. Waxing and depilatories would do a better job, and if she is unwilling to maintain that regimen, she can look into laser hair removal or electrolysis. For the holidays, present her with a gift certificate to a waxing salon or a laser clinic, and tell her she deserves to be pampered. Dear Annie: “Recycling Myself ” said she wants her body to be used for research and organ donation. She also said her mother would be upset at not having her placed in a casket for a viewing. Please tell “Recycling” that one can now donate body parts for organ donation and medical research and still have their body be in a presentable condition for an open-casket viewing. I hope this will help others with any uneasiness they may have with their decision. May God bless all donors for their readiness and willingness. — Michigan

For the record An article in the Dec. 22 edition of The Morning Star incorrectly identified the recipient of a fundraiser. Eli Vlahos raised $240 for the Vernon and District Women’s Centre, by asking his friends for donations to the centre instead of gifts at his 11th birthday party recently. His donation will be put to good use helping the women and children of Vernon.

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Isa, 2:4: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” At the United Nations in New York the statue still stands proclaiming the peace. All the world shall be transformed; nations have never abandoned war. “The earth shall be Àlled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Isa. 11:9.

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Community Calendar DECEMBER 24 PRO-LIFE THRIFT STORE Winter clothing doesn’t have to be expensive. We have a 1/2 price sale on dress blazers, sweaters, cardigans, baby and small children’s clothing. Also, all Christmas items 1/2 price. Sale runs until Dec. 24 at 3102-31s Ave. Call 545-0777 for more information. HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GIFT SHOP CHRISTMAS STORE The Shop is “The Christmas Store” until Christmas, with decorations, Christmas tree skirts, Christmas wreaths, doggie wreaths, decorated mini Christmas trees, gift baskets, Christmas table runners, baking, silk floral arrangements, knitting, giftware and jewellery, adult lounge pants, long and short, Children’s fleece outfits. a raffle and more. Store hours are weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 to 8 p.m. Debit cards accepted. All proceeds for equipment purchases and patient comfort. RANCHO VIGNOLA AT THE OSC The Okanagan Science Centre is partnering with Rancho Vignola for an exciting fundraising opportunity! A great selection of Rancho products is available at OSC in 1 lb. quantities for a limited time. Funds raised support the Intergenerational Landed Learning Program at the centre. Call 250-545-3644 for info. FIFTH ANNUAL ARTSOLUTELY Make this a handcrafted Christmas! Discover great gift ideas at Vernon Community Arts Centre’s Artsolutely Christmas show and sale in Polson Park. Showcasing original and affordable works of art by local artists: natural wreaths, paintings, glass art, clay works, wood carvings, metal work, jewellery, fibre arts and more. Runs Monday through Saturdays until Dec. 24. CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGING Dec. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Living Faith Miracle Centre, 4411-29th St., across from Bakers Dozen. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Piranha Poker. These live Texas Hold’em tournaments are played all over B.C. Here in Vernon they are going to be played at different venues each night of the week and Friday they are at the Legion! The more people that sign up and play for points the more the quarterly jackpots are worth! New members arrive Friday at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. All welcome, you don’t need to be a Legion member. Get more info at: www. piranapokerbc.com. Also, granny darts Fridays at 1 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES We cater to all. We welcome all visitors to come and see what Eagles are all about. We open at 1 p.m. daily. For more information or for hall rentals, call Evelyn at 250-542-3003. THE BARGAIN BIN Come shop for great bargains at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong and support the local Healthcare Auxiliary. Clothing, toys, housewares, sporting goods and much more. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 for more information. CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE Become a member, bring your ideas and let’s get creative. Members can help stage events and workshops in all artistic mediums or showcase their own work if they choose. If you have an interest in the arts or heritage or just want to be part of something special, become a member of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and help us create a thriving creative centre for the community. We need your support! See www.caetaniculturalcentre.org FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $7.50 and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go to local charities. 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 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON FRIDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to

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ooking for something new to do over the holidays? Join us each day from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31. Your whole family will have fun with our hands-on activities and take-home wonders! On Dec. 28 at 3 p.m., it’s Balloon Racers at 1p.m. Construct a balloon-powered car out of Styrofoam trays, and race it across the OSC! Learn about Newton’s Third Law of Motion as we propel our cars with the power of an inflated balloon. With Chocolate Rocks, learn about h ow various rocks are formed throughout the roc cycle and model the process using chocolate. Rocks have never been so delicious. Wednesday, Dec. 29, check out our Planetarium shows, Greek Mythology at 1 p.m. and Egyptian Mythology at 3 p.m. Programs are free for OSC members, regular admission rates for non-members. Call 250-545-3644 for more details. Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Kalamalka Group (H) open meeting, noon at Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Lumby New Freedom Group, (X) open meeting 7 p.m., Catholic Church, 2202 Park Ave. Malia Group (X) open meeting at 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon (H) Handicap Access. (X) No Handicap Access. AA MEETINGS IN ENDERBY Fridays at 8 p.m., open discussion group, St. Andrews United Church, corner of Belvedere and Regent Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Fridays at 8 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Call the 24-hour hotline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more information. CODA MEETS Fridays at 11 a.m., at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. AL-ANON MEETS Fridays at 8 p.m., Vernon Jubilee Hospital (Education Rooms) and Sundays at 8 p.m., at Seaton Centre. For more information, call 545-4933.

DECEMBER 25 LADIES FRIENDSHIP BIBLE COFFEES Stonecroft Bible Studies invites you to discover new friendships and Biblical truths in a study-friendly small group format. Limited time commitment and Bible reference by page number. Minimum cost. For more information, call Jean at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETS Open meeting Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the health unit, 1440-14th Ave. Is your weight ruining your life? Whatever your problem with food, you are welcome at Overeaters Anonymous Call 938-2253 for more information or see www.oa.org AA MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS Saturday Serenity group (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. (H) Institutional meeting (H) open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 Street, Vernon. “A Way Out” meeting,” closed, 8 p.m. (H) at Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., enter off 26th St. (H) Handicap access. (X) No handicap access. YOUTHGLO!! YouthGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more information e-mail us at youthglo@hotmail.com THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit their Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. The site contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com

SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Christmas Day dinner, Dec. 25, call for location and time. Limited seating, $10 for turkey dinner. Also, having a Boxing Day dinner to play cards and hang out. Were also planning New Year’s Eve party. For more information, call Carole at 260-5238.

UPCOMING CHRISTMAS TOUR & TEA AT MACKIE LAKE HOUSE Tours Dec. 26. Enjoy a festive tour and tea at Mackie Lake House starting at 2 p.m. Limited to 10 people, reservations required. Tickets $25 and can be booked at 545-1019. THE VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS The last Sunday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Us-2-Café, 2904-33rd St. New members and visitors welcome. ONE WEEK WINTER SCIENCE CAMP Dec. 27 to 31, Okanagan Science Centre. Cost is $150 for members, $175 for non-members. Camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages six to 10. Pre-registration required. Join us for a week of new science activities. Enjoy a day each of physics, biology, chemistry, space and environmental science games, projects and take-home creations. We’ll unlock new ways of thinking about science with amazing demonstrations and lots of hands-on fun! Reserve at 250-545-3644. VERNON MUSEUM NEEDS BOARD MEMBERS The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is seeking individuals to fill two vacant positions on its board of directors. Applicants are expected to attend one scheduled meeting per month and be prepared to assist with matters associated with fundraising, marketing and promotions, membership, policy-making, and other issues as needed. Written expressions of interest for this very rewarding and worthwhile experience may be forwarded to: Mr. Ian Hawes, chairperson, board of directors, Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, 3009-32nd Ave., Vernon, B.C., VIT 2L8 BANFF FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Search & Rescue’s fundraiser: Dec. 28, Silver Star Resort Altitude Centre, 7 to 10:30 p.m.; tickets at Far West, Stussi, Olympia or Valhalla Pure (Vernon & Silver Star). Dec. 29 at Performing Arts Centre, 7-10:30 p.m.

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After applying $1,000 credit, after tax price is $10,200 ($885 reduced purchase price plus $115 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $885 reduction from the purchase price and the $115 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price. $1,000 credit available to current owners a Buick/ Cadillac/ Chevrolet/ GMC vehicle registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months and who are not eligible for the Discontinued Brand Owner Loyalty, Van Owner Loyalty, or Lease Bucks programs. Credit may be applied towards the purchase/finance/lease of an eligible new 2009/2010/2011 Model Year Buick/Cadillac/Chevrolet/GMC vehicle, delivered between October 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 30th, 2010. Ineligible vehicles: Aveo, Cobalt, Cruze, all Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer vehicles, and medium duty trucks. Offer is transferable to a family member living within same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives, including the First to Cruze program. See your GM dealer for details. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. xPurchase financing offered by GMCL/TD Financing Services/Ally Credit. OAC by Ally Credit/ TD Financing Services. With deferral period offered by GMC. Down payment or trade required. Monthly payment will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Interest applies for entire financing term and accrues on unpaid amounts during deferral period. Financing term includes 2 month extension when financing through TDFS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada, excluding Quebec. Dealer order or trade may be required. 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News SEASONAL FUNDRAISER

TOGETHER FOR FAMILY

More money to get what you want this Holiday Season. CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR

Leigh Pearson (left), with Vernon Search and Rescue, thanks B.C. Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ben Cave for supporting the unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas tree fundraiser. Six hundred trees were harvested along Hydro right-of-way and then sold. A total of $5,300 was raised for Search and Rescue.

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SPECIAL HONOUR

JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

Don Sibilleau (left), a volunteer firefighter, is presented with the Federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal by Mayor Jim Garlick for his 20 years of service in the Coldstream Fire Department.

PHOTO SUBMITTED

The Jacura Trucking Junior A Ringette Team have come together to wrap and load up all of the goodies they have put together for their sponsor family this Christmas. The girls (back left to right, Erin Banning, Kaylee Barss, Genny Stevenson, Teri-Lyn Blatny, Amy Wuensche, Nicole Williams and Whitney Jacura, and front left to right, Brianna Thalheimer, Shelby Fisher, Shelby Munk, Brianna Ostafie, Danielle Butler and Kendra Racine) bought food for the hamper and purchased gifts for each member of the family.

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Go online to SportChek.ca where you can ďŹ nd a location near you and a selection of Golf Experts product ready to be delivered to your doorstep, by clicking the Golf Experts Pro Shop link. This 3 day event starts December 26, 2010. Prices in this advertisement are in effect December 26 to December 28, 2010. Pricing on some items may extend beyond this event. If any advertising error or omission is discovered, Golf Experts will make the appropriate corrections and notify customers as soon as possible. Quantities may be limited. Selection (styles, colours, sizes, and models) may vary by store. We reserve the right to limit quantities purchased. Discounts and promotions do not apply to Sport Chek merchandise. Products & offers in this advertisement are only available at Sport Chek locations with Golf Experts shops.


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CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR

Beverly Fester (left) and Fern Dupont (right), with the Army, Navy and Airforce Association, present more than $1,300 to Wayne Lintott, with the Silver Lake Forest Camp (inside left); Vicki Proulx, with Teens Count Too; Russell Hickman and Cam Strike, with Vernon Minor Hockey; and Bradley Jones and Dan Gilowski, with the Midget AA Coca Cola Vipers.

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CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR

Beverly Fester (left) and Fern Dupont (right), with the Army, Navy and Airforce Association, present more than $1,900 to Rita Makasoff, with the Canadian Cancer Society; Dalvir Nahal, with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation; and Bob Thompson, with the North Okanagan Hospice Society, as well as the MS Society.

Graeme/Morning Star

Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandra Walter (inside left) shows off the $500 cash prize she pocketed for participating in the Morning Starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual teddy bear shopping contest. Presenting the prize are the Morning Starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lynnaya Frasch (left), Lisa Starke and Alan Tomiak.

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Friday, December 24, 2010 - The Morning Star B17

In Loving Memory

William (Bill)

Brown July 8, 1921 Oct. 28, 2009

Mary H. Bockus

Nigel Hughes

Jun. 27, 1945 Dec. 24, 2000

Darrell Newton

Maxwell Stewart

Apr. 28, 1918 Nov. 4, 1990

Mar. 10, 1940 Aug. 4, 2007

Jan. 18, 1957 Dec. 11, 1999

Sept. 15, 1935 Feb. 5, 2010

Rick Dreaper

Alan P. Hodgson

Jewel Darling Evans

Andy Waughman

Gordie French

Dec. 28, 1958 Feb. 2, 1983

June 2, 1936 Sept. 16, 2005

Feb. 4, 1954 Feb. 1, 2005

Mar. 28, 1959 Dec. 25, 2009

June 5, 1936 Dec. 21, 2009

Ross Rangen

Forever in my heart. Love Gertie In Loving Memory

Tommy Milburn July 29, 1987 July 1, 2008

Tommy was a Brilliant Light in our lives In Loving Memory

Lawrence G. Myers Jan. 1941 May 1993

In Loving Memory

Helene Belec

Sandy Third

May 5, 1940 August 14, 2005

March 15, 1938 January 4, 2010

Forever in our hearts,

Love your family In Loving Memory

Your loving family

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Rolande Camponi

Dennis Wayne Henry Son, Brother, Husband

Jim Stronach

December 31, 1932 December 3, 2003

March 27, 1966 April 6, 2009

April 26, 1923 July 9, 2010

Gone But Never Forgotten In Loving Memory

Lovingly Remembered, Miss Your Smile

In Loving Memory

Forever in my heart. In Loving Memory

Robert (Robbie) Brent Brown

Doug Taggart

John Neumann

June 25, 1962 Dec. 25, 2009

August 11, 1919 September 24, 2004

April 17, 1931 March 6, 2009

If I could have one wish, it would be to see your face again and tell you how much I love you ~ Mom

In Loving Memory

Nelson Copeman February 9, 1929 September 24, 2006

Always Missed, Lovingly Remembered, Anna

Always Missed, Lovingly Remembered In Loving Memory

I love you, Duchess In Loving Memory

Lynda Winters

Leslie Martin

October 26, 1948 June 17, 2010

October 16, 1949 August 17, 2008

Love Sharon & Aggie

Miss you more & more each day Les. Love you forever; Harvey and family


B18 Friday, December 24, 2010 - The Morning Star

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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL

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ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) When doing some lastminute shopping, it might be best to stay away from the bargain counters, and avoid getting rejects. Make careful selections that’ll last. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) This can be an extremely productive day if you can keep kibitzers from peering over your shoulder, even if they are only trying to help. You need to do things your way, uninterrupted. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Guard what you say when you open your mouth. There’s a chance you could be so excited about your knowledge of someone else’s gift that you could spoil the surprise. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Financial trends could be a bit mercurial, in that you might receive a nice bonus only to spend it all on extra gifts or things you want but don’t need. Keep close tabs on how much you’re spending. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) In all of your excitement about what you plan to do for someone, don’t let any secrets slip out and ruin the fun. Keep mum, no matter how great the temptation.

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Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response shows eight losers, and South raises with only six losers, not the seven that partner was assuming.) Start by counting losers. Here, declarer is faced with one in each suit: three aces and the third round of hearts. He cannot dodge those aces, so must do something about the heart problem. If South takes the ďŹ rst trick and plays a trump, East will win and return a heart, setting up that trick and killing the contract. Declarer must immediately play on clubs. Then he can discard dummyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last heart on his third club and, later, ruff his third heart in the dummy. But West might duck the ďŹ rst club trick and take the second before leading another heart. If

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It is with sadness we announce the passing of Brian David Hill, on Friday, December 17th, 2010 with his family by his side. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Gertrude Hill and his brother, Keith. He will be sadly missed by Donna, his loving wife and best friend of 52 years; four daughters: Lori (Steve), Linda (Barry), Sharon (Bill), Judy (Dale) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;adoptedâ&#x20AC;? daughter, Patti (Rich). Brian was a proud Grampa to eleven grandchildren: Jeremy, Joshua, Ryan, Christina, Brittney, Amy, Tyler, Ciara, Megan, Sara, Jayme and â&#x20AC;&#x153;adoptedâ&#x20AC;? grandchildren: Brett, Kirk and Kim. Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother-out-laws, Bill (Yvonne) and Ken (Judy); sister-out-laws: Ruth, Muriel (Bill), Lorna (Ted), and Gail (Mike), will miss his humour. He also leaves behind his cousins: Joan (Dave), Penny (Gord), Doug and Diane and many relatives in England. He will be greatly missed by his companion, Corky. Brian was born in Vancouver and moved to Prince George. While there for 25 years, he was an active member of the B.P.O. Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. In his earlier years, he coached womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball and played lacrosse, softball, curling, golf and bowling. Many of his years in Prince George he worked as a heavy duty partsman. Brian later moved to the sunny Okanagan where he spent time in the tourism industry. His favourite time was spent managing Tween Lakes Resort in Oyama and then retiring to Desert Cove, Vernon. He was an active member of the ANAF#5 and the Oyama Royal Canadian Legion. A Memorial Service to celebrate Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Allan Dawe ofÂżciating. A reception will follow at the ANAF, 2500-46th Avenue, Vernon, BC. In lieu of Ă&#x20AC;owers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Brian may do so to the BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.

Larry Jean Bartell With loving family by his side, Larry Jean Bartell passed away peacefully on December 13, 2010 in Vernon BC at 80 years of age. Larry will be missed by his daughters Roxanne (Chris) Gignac of Vernon BC and Lynn Edgar of Armstrong BC; his grandchildren Tanis Edgar, Kent Edgar, and Serina Gignac; his siblings Marvin (Cheryl) Bartell of Soda Creek BC, Marlene (Menno) Penner of Rocky Mountain House AB, Jenice Braun of Fort Saskatchewan AB; and several extended family members. Larry was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline 11 years ago. Larry was born December 17, 1929 in Grande Prairie AB to Henry and Martha Bartell. He was a professional driver with a lot of time on the road to listen to his favourite country tunes. Larry moved to Armstrong BC in 2005 where he had since enjoyed his retirement. He was most found of Âżshing, car racing, gardening and his cats. A private celebration of Larry's life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: armstrong@myalternatives.ca I'm going Home Don't cry for me I'm not alone I'm going home to see the others That left before me, the sister and brothers I'm going home I'll be there for Christmas So you be happy and don't you miss us. I was just too tired to stay any more My mind was tired, my body sore I'll be just Âżne you can tell everybody I can jump and run with this new body I know you'll miss me teasing you so. So blush once more before I go. Please do this for me if you possibly can Take good care of your self 'til we meet again - - Ken Braun - Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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RUTH LINDSAY NEE SHERMAN (May 3, 1916 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec 6, 2010)

Ruth died Tuesday aĹ&#x152;ernoon in her room at Heritage Square, Vernon, BriĆ&#x;sh Columbia. Ruth was born to Victor and Olive (nee Barckley) Sherman in CalcuĆŠa India. She lived in India unĆ&#x;l schooling took her ÄŽrst to Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, England and then on to Strathcona Lodge School on Vancouver Island and CroĹ&#x152;on House in Vancouver. Ruth later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from Kings College London. During WWII Ruth moved back to Canada and worked as a Laboratory Technician at Vancouver General Hospital. She later aĆŠended UBC for a graduate cerĆ&#x;ÄŽcate in Social Work. On compleĆ&#x;on of her studies Ruth moved to Vernon and worked in the North Okanagan as a Social Worker unĆ&#x;l her marriage to James (Jim) Duncan Lindsay in 1955. Jim and Ruth made their home on Lucknow Farm in Armstrong.

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Natural Wood Flooring, various widths www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449

Moving & Storage

SNOWPLOWING, shoveling service, residential, commercial, Reasonable rates, Seniors Discounts. Call Doug for free estimate 250-503-6870

First cut round $55 bale. Second cut round. $60bale. 600 lb bales. Alfalfa grass mix, some square bales avail. 250-8337785. Grass/Alfalfa hay for sale $60/bale, Haylage $45/bale. Call (250)838-7932 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Legal Services #1 IN PARDONS Remove Your Criminal Record! Get started TODAY for ONLY $49.95/mo. Limited Time Offer. FASTEST, GUARANTEED Pardon In Canada. FREE consultation: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com 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

Help Wanted

GRANITE SLAB SALE. 150 colors to choose from. 1 1/4” thick. Great Service. Great Price! All mayjor CC’s acepted. WCB Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-763-8303 Fax: 763-6169

Snowclearing

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

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

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

Rubbish Removal

Check Classifieds!

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.

(70) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $6.00/60lb bales. 250-547-6546. 800lb round bales, alfalfa grass, 1st crop, $60/bale. Grinrod. 250-309-1420. Free manure, you pay for trucking, Call 250-804-6720

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Feed & Hay

Small ads, BIG deals! Help Wanted

Got some month at the end of the money?

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.

Watch here for routes as they come available. Happy Holidays! contact Donna 250-550-7901 for more info

n o i t n VALUED READERS e tt A With the cold weather comes icy roads and driveways

Pets

Building Supplies

Animal Care Society

ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY 10 am to 1:30 pm at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 2800 45th Avenue Meet our “Better Than Free” Kittens and Adult Cats

Sam is a big lovable indoor kitty looking for his forever home. 2505457535

Unused Manufactured Buildings, 10-15 to choose from Various Sizes, Call to Reserve w w w. s u n wa r d s t e e l . c o m Source# 18X 888-898-3091

Firearms GIFT Certificates, AR15 Carbine $749, CZ858 Rifle $749, SKS’s $299, Rem VTR597 Tac $499, Glock’s & CZ’s from $699 and much more. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

Food Products 4 Christmas pups for sale. Wolf/Husky/Shep cross. Call Mike for more info. $100 each 250-503-1218 ADORABLE SHITZU X puppies 13 weeks old family raised, 1st shots and vet checked. $395 Chris or Tania @ 250-309-7603 or 250-5423077 Akbash/Collie heinz57, 10wk, great with families & as watch dogs, $100.obo 250-540-2014 Home for the Holiday’s. 5mo. old neutered male, black Lab, vac., $200. 250-541-7778 Male Bichon pups, great disposition, litter trained, non shedding, micro chipped, 1st shots, $550. 250-832-4923 Purebred Shitzu, male 7.5 mo., crate trained, shots to date,$500. (250)546-2007 RAGDOLL KITTENS Available $600 Registered, health guarantee, 2 vet checks & shots. www.okanaganrags. com or call 250-491-0595. Rottweiler pups, 8wks, tails docked, 1st shots, dewormed, Socialized $500 250-307-2333

Buying, Selling? Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-549-3781.

SALE - 20 sides of BEEF, naturally grown, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.49lbs cwf. 250-546-6494

Fruit & Vegetables Brookside Orchards has good quality certified organic apples .70 p/lb, $15. for 45 lb box baking and juicing apples. (250)260-6690

Firewood/Fuel Firewood, quality mixed, full chord. $120. + delivery. 250547-1490 Kris. FREE Pallets for firewood or ....?? Behind Morning Star Building, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon. LIMITED time Special; Lodge pole Pine- cut & split, 16”, $50 per loaded pick-up. Call (250)545-6461 PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.

Furniture 2 bedside drawers (wh)$75., 3 barstools $50., corner computer desk $50.(250)545-3162 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 MOVING SALE: Lots of quality furniture. Everything must go. 250-260-5780 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647

White self cleaning GE convection, 27” wall oven, matching gas stove top. $300. obo. 250-549-7016.

PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

Farm Services

Farm Services

WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL

BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME

BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS

Livestock

Livestock

Please try to keep your

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

driveway and walkway clear

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

of ice and help us keep our

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

carriers safe from accidents.

250-260-0110

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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION

Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences â&#x20AC;&#x153;Framing to Flooringâ&#x20AC;?

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

HANDYMAN

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Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Residential Snow Removal

Mark of Excellence â&#x20AC;˘ Full Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. â&#x20AC;˘ Elect./Plumb.â&#x20AC;˘ Painting & Home Design

Mark Usselman â&#x20AC;˘ 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

TIM 250-307-8772 NEED YOUR RENOVATION PROJECT DONE BY CHRISTMAS? Give the professionals a call and ďŹ nd out about our special offer. TCD

Michael (250) 549-9686

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No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama

250-542-8368 (Home)

FIRST CHOICE

PLOWING

Bosworth Trucking Ltd

Custom snow plowing, sanding & snow removal. 2 Sanders, 3 Plow Trucks & 2 Bobcats to serve you better!

Call Mike 24/7 at

250-308-8881

Moving & Delivery

FLOORING

Legateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flooring Installations, Carpet, Lino, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile

25 Years Experience

250-545-1908

SNOW REMOVAL

RUBBISH REMOVAL

NEED A PLUMBER? WHY WAIT?

Servicing Vernon and Surrounding areas. Seniors Discount. Free Estimates.

CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter

250-260-0796

Jesse 250.540.4786

Available on short notice! FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;˘ LOW RATES

Garbage Guys

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory

Rubbish Removal Residential Snow Removal Lawn Care

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

Doug F. 250-275-0645 Chris B. 250-938-2919

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

250-550-7900 PAINTING

QUESTIONS? CONTACT

You Belong E N T E R P R I S E S

Jed - (250)-307-4774

250-550-7900

Morgan@547-6646 550-4535

JOB JAR

MOST Driveways ONLY $30!

PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.

Quality Work Guaranteed

Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations

Make Your Snow Clearing Our Problem

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Honest Renovations

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Stony creek Snow Removal + Plowing Skidsteer Dumptruck

Contracting Contractin Driveways $5000 (under 200â&#x20AC;&#x2122;)

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ELECTRICAL

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Cleaning Services * Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Tannis Morrison (250) 558-8552 tannismorrison@gmail.com

ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

Laursen Electric

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

Commercial Residential Service

Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work

New Construction & Renovations Licenced, Bonded & Insured

Call Chris @ Vernon: 250 307-7173 Mabel Lake: 250 838-2242

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

DRYWALL

WINDOWS & DOORS “For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7

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CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663

All Your Drywalling Needs

New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery

Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977

ULTIMATE PAINTING & DRYWALLING

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Call Sebastien

250-547-2087

250-550-7900

Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Mortgages

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

NEW TDX-SP elec. wheelchair & accessories 18 inch seat. Pd over $10,000. - Steal at $6,000. obo Assist pole $100 firm 250-546-8047

Table saw & band saw, buy both for $450. Good condition. 250-542-5141 VERMONT cast iron wood stove, non-cat (50,000 BTU’s) used only 6 times (too large for house being heated). New price $2800, asking $2200 (250)546-8768

108 Mile Ranch home, w/3bdrm basement suite, total of 5bdrms, 3 1/2 baths,3 sundecks, all updated. $275,000. 1-250-791-6208.

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 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

MORRIS MANOR

The CLIFFS

Hilltop Manor City View Apt Willow Manor

Apt/Condo for Rent

Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre.

Columbia Apartments

Heat included.

Misc. for Sale

Six 8’ X 20’ Steel

SHIPPING CONTAINERS Available for $3,000 each.

Call 250-558-5368 HOT TUB COVERS - Custom fit to any tub - We measure your tub & deliver at no charge - We have cover lifters

PENGUIN MFG 306-5706 21” wheel XTI-21, Supercycle, like new, $50. 250-549-3696 24” Citizen TV & Citizen DVD player. $150 for both. 250546-3606 FREE removal of all unwanted vehicles & metals. No vehicle or metal too big. Will pay cash for each. 250-351-9666 GET SMARTER COPIES Postcards, business cards, Flyers, envelopes, invoice books, Posters, book binding, invitations, Calendars, raffle tickets, Brochures, menu’s, memo pads & custom tabs. 260-1970 email: getsmartercopies@telus.net www.getsmartercopies.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com Leather white sofa + love, Pd $4500, $1875. .25 dia. solitaire 14k, 12 baggets, ring app. $3900, $950. 250-260-8511 NEED BUILDING PLANS New home or renovations. Call Okanagan Blue Print. Plan NOW for SPRING building. 250-558-8791

Rossignol down hill boots, Size 24.5. $95. Graco 3 position high chair. $35. Shuffle board 11’$200.Perfect cond. 250-260-8997.

Misc. Wanted I am a private collector and want to buy your old coin collection & accumulations. Todd, 250-864-3521 Wanted: Cash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 We Buy Estates, Antiques, Silver, Coins Moorcroft, China, Furniture, Native Artifacts etc. Please call 250-863-3082

Sporting Goods

Houses For Sale

FIRST TIME BUYERS

Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com 250-549-7258

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258

BMX bike, Free Agents Speedaway, as new, won in contest, $225. 250-549-3557 Children’s ski equipment and clothing Girls snowboard 132 cm with bindings, like new, $75.Boys snowboard 123 cm w bindings, $15Skis, 150cm w bindings, Free Child, size 10, Spider unisex ski suit. Was $400 new, ask $75 youth, size 8 woman, ski jacket, $25. Call 250-308-7134 GIFT Certificates, AR15 Carbine $749, CZ858 Rifle $749, SKS’s $299, Rem VTR597 Tac $499, Glock’s & CZ’s from $699 and much more. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6 Heavy duty programmable treadmill, new $1400, asking $700, 250-545-3568

2BDRM mobile home, 55+ prk, furnished, new laminate, appl, alternate heat wood burning stove. Can be moved. $38,000. Kel 250-826-4347.

Business for Sale

Business for Sale

Lots LOTS FOR SALE Flat .25 acre lot. 2446 Dallas Rd. R7 zoning allows manufactured or conventional home Defeo and Associates. ReMax Vernon 250-260-4711.”

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Mobile Homes & Parks

DESPERATION SALE

Realtors/Retirees - National For Sale By Owner Franchise in the Okanagan-Turn-key operation, all inventory included. Firm Price $25,000. Apply www.businessdeals@shaw.ca. Serious inquiries only please.

Available Jan. 1st

Large One Bedroom Apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.

To view call

250-545-1519 1 BEDROOM

Cozy 1 bedroom apt. close to all amenities. N/P. $610.

250-542-7723

Houses For Sale

2 bedroom corner suite and 1 bedroom available.

For more information call

250-542-8989

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

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 1&2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, in-suite laundry h/u. $850/mo. 1 month free rent or $400 grocery voucher! 250-549-0440. 1bdrm small & large $575$700 & 1bdrm bsmt suite, $600/mo. incl/util, no dogs. (250)545-8443, 250-307-4948.

Houses For Sale

WANT TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR PROPERTY? sales associates average more experience and more sales per agent than their Competitors. There is no substitute for experience. Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale)

2 Bedroom Suites from

$

1000 / month

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

250-542-1701

ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building

1, 2 & 3 BDRMS $625 - $850 / Month

250-260-1630 Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

250-549-2770

1bdrm $775, 1bdrm den $740. Quiet adult oriented building, on-site managers, F/S, DW, AC, balcony, N/S, N/P, 250545-5773, 250-550-0243. 1bdrm quiet convenient location, near Schubert Center, rent incl. hot water, cable, prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+, $595. 250-309-3763 1bdrm, stainless steel appl, new hardwood floors, Capri Gardens $700. 250-542-9166.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

*Apartments * Duplexes * Suites *

3 bdrm 1.5 bath downtown duplex $875+util 3600 Centennial Drive Incl appl Avail now. 2 bdrm 1 bath level entry West Vernon $825+util 3906 27th Ave Incl Fr St avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath furnished Adv. Bay condo $825+util 26-8800 Adv. Bay Rd Avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown condo $800+util 205-3700 28A St Incl FR ST Avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown townhouse $750+util 3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl 2 bdrm 1 bath quiet downtown condo $750+util 3700 28A Str Incl fr st available now 2 bdrm 1 bath 55+ West Vernon condo $745+util 109-3701 27 Ave Incl FSDWWD Avail Now 1 bdrm 1 bath downtown apartment $600+util 3504 32nd Str Includes FR ST Avail now CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 / DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List

www.buyokanagan.com

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

2bdrm 1 Bath, ground level, close to amenities, laundry available, small pet okay, FS/AC references Req. Contact 8am-8pm $750/mo. +util (250)306-8252, (250)545-8252 2 BDRM, 1 Bath, upper unit, laundry, D/W, N/S, N/D. Close to town. Ref checked. Avail. Immed. $775/mo 250-5457644 2bdrm, 2 bath, new flooring, paint & a/c, gas f/p, n/s. 5appl., $950pm. 250-306-0996 2bdrm 2 bath, open, spacious, n/p, n/s. Avail Jan1or Feb 1, $1000+util (250)765-3339 2-bdrm loft on farm in Mara, utilities included. $650/mo. 250-838-6630.

RENT INCENTIVE AVAILABLE Arlington – Century – Embers Avail immediately, Bach, 1 & 2 bdrms NP, NS, Elevators, Close to bus/shopping/Safeway/Schubert, Ctr, clean & well maintained, Seniors: 250275-8066 or 250-308-2485 RICKFORD MANOR. 1 & 2bdrm suites, NS, NP, adult bldg. Call 250-545-1412 The Cliffs, lrge 2 bdrm, 2 bath, corner unit, granite counter tops. $1100 pm incl util., avail Jan.1. 250-307-3130. Very Quiet Secure Building Super large & bright. 1 bdrm totally renovated, new appliances. 2 bdrm, gorgeous view. Very clean. 250-545-8985

BRIGHT 2bdrm, close to downtown, $850/mo +hydro. 250-549-4315, 250-306-9385. Large 3bdrm,1.5bath, + bsmt, great area, lrg yard, n/s, n/p, w/d hook-ups, avail Jan. 15, $990 +util. 604-341-0241. Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. Mission Hill, large 2bdrm, carport, heat/hot water incl. w/d, storage. $900. 250-308-2103

DESERT COVE adult 40+. Golfing nearby, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, den, attached dbl garage. 5 appl, blinds, on full 6ft crawl space. Low maintenance lot, use of indoor pool, hot tub, rec centre, rent long term or short. Spotless move in ready. Small dog ok. Heat, hydro, cable extra. 250-545-5679 Lower East Hill, 2-bdrm, large yard, $1000 + util. Owner pays water/sewer. Avail Now. 250549-6776 Lower Easthill 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, spacious, deck, clean, new carpet, NP NS, $1000. Now. (250)545-5841 Lumby 3bdrm, reno’d, big yrd, n/s, pets neg., $1250 + utils & dd. RR. Jan1. 250-550-6222 New Home 4bdrm on acreage, 5min from Falkland, $1275 (250)379-2774, 250-938-1124 SICAMOUS 1100 sq.ft 3 lvl split, 3 bdr, 1 bth, on narrows. Lrg rm on 3rd level, laundry , WD & Elec. heat, vacuflo, Wood burning stove. Sgl att. garage. New flooring. Ask $900/ mth plus utilities. Contact Trish e-mail: trish@acm.ab.ca or call 403993-6805/403-510-3437. References required. N/ S, pets negotiable. Long term preferred. Avail. Jan.1,2011.

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. BACHELOR suite across fr. Schubert Ctr. in adult building. Completely renovated ground flr. unit. F/S, heat & hot water included. Pay laundry. $575/mo, no pets (250) 3088500 BACHELOR suite with balcony, furnished or unfurnished, avail. immed. (250)541-0077 CHARMING 2bdr apt. ideal for 1 or 2 people, close to d/t f/s, w/d, absolutely ns/np avail imm. $800.250-549-3313. East-hill 2bdrm, 1bath, f/s, onsite laundry, ns, np, $750/mo. incl/util. avail. Jan 1. 250-3089402 ENDERBY 1 & 2bdrm apartments, A/C, N/S, N/P, no parties. 250-308-9299 GORGEOUS FULLY furnished 1 bedroom condo on Lake Okanagan, granite counters, fireplace, 2 flat screen TV’s, in suite washer and dryer, underground parking, pool, all utilities included. $1,150. 403-474-1111 Harwood area, 2bdrm 1bath, level entry apt. style townhouse, very good cond. end unit, adult bldg, NP/NS, $760 +util. Drive by #6-1900 46 Ave. avail. Nov1.Don 250-558-8762 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 NEW, 2bdrm, downtown Vernon, $1175/mo incl all appli, AC, W/D, Secured heated U/G Parking. Call Mel 604-9368513, 604-816-9835 PENTICTON Brand New Quiet Corner unit beside Cherry Lane Mall - 2bdrm 2bath, 6 appl. f/p, a/c, balcony, u/g parking, storage locker, N/S, small dog ok, $1200 + utilities - 250-486-7814

Homes for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial 1200sqft shop / ware house, 14’ OHD, mezzanine, 200amp, gas, yard space, avail. Jan 1. 250-549-0141 Office for rent, busy location, $400/mo. +HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd floor, Call Susan (250)558-5003

Cottages / Cabins SOUTH SPALLUMCHEEN Newly renovated 1 bedroom cottage. New appliances F/S, W/D. NP, NS. $800 per month plus damage deposit and utilities. 250-546-9974

Duplex / 4 Plex Bright, Clean 2 Bedroom Suite in Fourplex. Adult building.N/S N/P.Quiet area. Good parking. Only $675.00 p.m.

250-549-0665/250-550-0234

1BDRM lower & 2bdrm upper, Immaculate, BX area, util/incl., suitable for single person, N/S, N/P, laundry, $750 & $800. 250-804-0531. 2-1bdrm suites close to town, f/s, w/d, n/s, $600/$700/mo. + util. Chris (250)542-0657 2bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $750/mo. includes most utilities. 250-542-1210 2bdrm 1bath 1/2 duplex in great cond, hardwood flrs, fenced yard. All appl. Pets ok. 2700 39th St. $850/mo. Call Brian Rogers (250)308-1888 2 BDRM, 4-plex, laundry hook-ups, D/W, $825 + utilities. Available Immediately. References checked. 250-5457644 or 250-550-5832 2bdrm, Jan 1, new floor, gas heat, 1 pet, n/s, f/s,close to Vernon/Armstrong $800.incl. hydro.(250)546-9307 lv msg ACREAGE / pets ok. 1bdrm near Walmart.Senior discount. $625. 1-877-803-7168.

Homes for Rent

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Houses and Furnished Accommodation* 6 bdrm 5 bath house with suite $2100+util 5000 Valleyview Pl includes fr st dw avail Dec 4 bdrm 3 bath exec Middleton home $1900+util 721 Mt Ida Incl appl available now 2 bdrm + den 2 bath exec. Foothills view home $1500+util 1512 Apex Lane incl appls avail Dec 15 4 bdrm 2.5 bath house with suite $1600+util 3830 15th Avenue incl appls avail now 4 bdrm 2 bath Coldstream home $1500+util 7504 Holtham Dr Incl Fr St Available Now 2 bdrm 1 bath reno’d Lake Country home $1100+util 15464 Oyama Road incl Fr St Avail now 3 bdrm 1.5 bath semi rural home $1100+util 5862 Bella Vista Road incl fr st Avail Jan 3 bdrm 2 bath home with garage $1090+util 3701 27th St incl appliances Avail Nov 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 1bdrm home, pleasant location, Vernon, 1-acre garden, big workshop, gas heat, np, $850. avail now 250-542-9154 2 bdrm house close to downtown. Hardwood flrs, lrg yard, F/S incl. W/D hook-ups. N/P or parties. $900/mo utils extra. Call 250-308-8500 2bdrm, level-entry, downtown, large yard, & shed, W/D, NS avail immed., R.R., $875/mo +util. 250-558-8226. 2bdrm on 1/2 acre, $850/mo. +util. ref’s req. pets ok. 250306-2306 2bed, 1bath, 1100sqft, 1950’s home in OK Landing, 2 acres. Large 3 bay detached shop. Lots prkg, beautiful area, close to town. $1000. avail. immed. to May 2011. 250-938-0869 2 lrg bdrm, lower East Hill, fenced yard, garage, w/d/s/f, a/c, f/p,m/w, d/w. pets neg,n/s,$1300 incl util. Feb1. 250-275-4906. 3BDRM, 1580sq.ft. bungalow, 2bath, n/s, garage, gas f/p, strata. $1300 250-549-2496. 3bdrm, 2bath, new kitchen, new bath, all new flooring, new appl. hardwood floors, avail. immed. $1100/mo. NP/NS, #302-2100 43-Ave. Call Brian Rogers 250-308-1888 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm house, $1200./mo + util. pets okay, Avail. Jan 1. (250)260-8996 4bdrm 2bath, near Whitevale Rd. large fenced yard & large deck, dbl car garage, 2 floors w/unfinished bsmn’t, new flooring, central air, all appl., close to amenities, avail. immed, $1100 +util. 250-550-4749 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4 BEDROOMS, one bath, new flooring, on 2 1/2 acres. walk to schools $1250/month Available Jan 1st 250-5426171 A Kal Lake home, furnished, Jan 1 . Ideal for retired or proff. cple. 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 decks, private dock, panoramic view, ample parking.n/s, no cats. $1400 + utils 545-0642, botterill@shaw.ca ARMSTRONG 3 bedroom rental in town, shed, fenced yard. NS, NP, $1200 plus utilities. Available asap: 250-804-6340.

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Shared Accommodation Room for rent, own bathroom, one responsible female pref, n/s, n/p, no-drugs, no parties, Avail Immed, $450 inclusive, D.D. Armstrong(250)308-2326

Check Classifieds! Suites, Lower 1 BD/1 BATH. Private entrance and laundry, BX view, storage. Wireless Internet and ALL utilities included! No pets, NO smoking. QUIET individual. Ph 778-932-1505 or email foothillssuite@gmail. com 1 BDRM, 1 BATH, 1200 sqft walk out bsmnt suite with priv. ent. Newly reno’d, bright, clean. Avail. now. $900/ month. Jen at 250-309-4819. 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm, level entry, $600/mo. Avail immed. East Hill. 250545-6181. 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $750 util & cable incl 250-309-6340 1bdrm, sep. entry, ground level, nice & clean, avail imm. $600incl/util.NP.250-309-5675 1bdrm, suitable for single resp., person, no parties, no drugs, n/p n/s. $650 util incl. D.D. Avail. Jan.1. Parking Armstrong. 250-308-2326. 1 LARGE BDRM, 1bath, beautiful, bright, clean, reno’d, F/S, DW, gas F/P, Large yard, incredible view, sep.entrance. Close to town, bus & college. $850/mo incl.all utilities, wireless internet, & cable. R.R. Avail Jan 1. 250-503-1270. 2bdrm Middleton above ground, lakeview, n/s, no parties $700. Imm. 250-545-4665 2bdrm, Mission Hill, incl. laundry, avail now. n/s inside. 250542-3981 or 250-540-5906. Close to Fulton/Ellison school, big 2bdrm, 5appl, $900 + 40% utils, ns/np 250-542-1155 LOWER EAST HILL New 1 bdrm. Short walk downtown. Features W/D and DW. All Utilities included. N/S. Available Jan 1. $800. Call 250-308-8796 MIDDLETON 1 Bdrm suite. Off street parking. Inc util, a/c, Sat TV, internet. Avail immediately. $750. 250-558-7758. MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL 1200sqft, 1bdrm suite +den, stunning OK lakeview, fully furnished, priv.entry/laundry, util/incl. security system, $1200/mo. NS. 250-545-3465

Recreation Ski in/out Silver Star luxury chalet, sleeps 10, hot tub. Special nightly rate $299. Min 3 nights. Jan-March availabitlity. Joannehlheath@yahoo.ca www.silverstar-ski-chalets.com

Seasonal Acommodation Ski in/out Silver Star suite, sleeps 8, hot tub, special $199 night. 3 nights min. joannehlheath@yahoo.ca www.silverstar-ski-chalets.com

Senior Assisted Living

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Start your new year in style, a beautiful one bedroom suite is available in the Victorian Retirement Residence. Congregate care at its best. Call Tracy at 250-545-0470 to view.

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Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo. incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644

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2bdrm, f/s, w/d, avail Jan 1. n/s,n/p, dd, R.R., $850pm. 250-546-3383. 2-bedroom suite in Lavington. Beautiful country setting. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $750/month +utilities avail Feb 1st. View at http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com 3bdrm 2 full/bath,quiet/clean, Bella Vista, 1800sqft. family rm, garage, a/c, 5appl, shared laundry, n/s, n/p, Avail. Jan 15 $1100 + half util.250-260-4246 3bdrm $900 util/incl. Vernon, n/s, n/p, suitable for couple. Avail Jan.15. 250-549-5054. Bella-Vista 2bdrm upper home, incl; util., cable, w/d, covered sundeck, lg carport, quiet neighbourhood, $995. avail. Jan 1. 250-545-2769 ENDERBY -1bdrm suite/cabin, incl. util., sat. TV, internet, furnished $750. 250-558-9171

Townhouses

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3bdrm, 1.5bath, pool in complex, $950/mo. +util. 250-3062306 3bdrm townhouse 1.5-bath, 2313 36 St. neat & clean, walking distance to town, avail. now. $850/mo. 250-5585053 please leave msg to view

SCRAP Vehicle Removal. Will pay upto $80, depending on type of vehicle. 250-801-4199

Want to Rent Wanted: Shop or garage in North BX, min. 400sq.ft. Phone Roy 250-503-6659

Auto Accessories/Parts 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.

Auto Financing

Snowmobiles 2000 Skidoo Summit 700 Extreme traction 151, yellow, 5900km, $3000. 250-307-2960

Trucks & Vans

WE DO BRAKES 4309 - 31st Street (across from Vernon Square)

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2001 Dodge 4x4 Short box excab $4999. Good condition. (250)938-5860, 250-545-7659 2002 Ford F150 4x4/reg.cab 220k, new win.tires/fuel pump. $3500.obo 250-307-0002 2003 Chev Avalanche 4x4, 142k, 20” rims & snow tires, all power options, sunroof, $14,000 obo. 250-351-9587 2003 Dakota, ext. cab 4x4, 4.7L 5spd, full load, expensive canopy, new Bridgestone tires, 55km, $12,500. 250-260-8951

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Cars - Domestic 1999 Grand AM SE, auto, winters, loaded $1500.obo. (250)540-3655 or 542-7286 2000 Sunfire Extreme, 5-spd, sunroof, A/C, exc.shape, $3,500. 1997 Cavalier, auto, $2,500.obo.(250)938-0209 2004 Pontiac Vibe, 1 owner, auto, a/c etc., well maintained, ex Hancook winter tires, block heater, 216k, $4,900. 250542-6136. 2006 Pontiac Torrent (SUV) exc/cond. well maint., 120K, $9,500. 250-307-4404.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 White Subaru Forester 4drsw comes with good winter tires on the original golden rims. $2500. Call 250-5455244 2002 Volvo S60 T5, fully loaded, 150kms, 300hp intake exhaust, custom brakes, winter & summer tires & rims, $12,000 obo. 250-938-2868

Scrap Car Removal AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $40 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Escorts 1ST Class Mystique Escorts. Gorgeous Ladies & Men of all ages to suit every need. 24/7 out calls. Quick arrival time reasonable rates. 860-6778 (Kelowna), (250) 558-5500 (Vernon). NOW HIRING. www.mystiqueescorts.ca #1 VOTED DAISY DUKE’S ESCORTS Kelowna’s Elite Agency Just Knockouts. www.daisydukesescorts.ca 250-448-8854 2 Beautiful women, in or out calls 24/7. 250-306-9324 ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com NEW. Sassy Cassy. 21yrs. Beautiful, busty babe. (250)859-9584

HOT lil cutie. Pretty petit treat. 20. Frisky & fun. Elisha. 250859-9584 PENTHOUSE now hiring. Slim, friendly ladies. PT/FT. Flexible hours. (250)-859-9584

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