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endy Morton is known for committing random acts of poetry, so when the renowned Canadian poet was in Vernon earlier this year, she came across a brochure for the aboriginal education department that had been prepared by principal Sandra Lynxleg. “I was charmed by the poetry of her name and I called her up,” she said. Morton was working with aboriginal children and their elders in the Cowichan School District and wanted to do the same for the Vernon district. In June, Morton and Lynxleg began to work on Together with the Children — The Elder Project, which paired aboriginal students in the Vernon School District with elders, who would tell their stories, and in turn the students would turn the stories into poems. The result is a small, colourful, glossy, photo-filled book filled with poems written by aboriginal students based on their interviews with elders in the community. Written in a style known as historic collage poetry, the poems are at times heartbreaking, heartwarming and intensely moving in their honesty. Grade 8 student Kaiden Ross interviewed Sandra Millar, his hoop dancing teacher at W.L. Seaton Secondary. “I didn’t know her story, but we sat down, I asked her questions and then wrote them down,” said Ross. He learned that Millar was raised by the Scottish side of her family, and not permitted to acknowledge her Cree heritage. “I didn’t go to residential school. I had my own residential school at home. I was locked in closets, put in the basement for hours, not allowed friends. I was abused physically, sexually, emotionally. I was kicked out of Grade 1 for writing with my left hand. For 10 years I was addicted to heroin.” For 14 years, Millar has been a counsellor for others who have been sexually abused and dealing with addictions. She also learned to hoop dance. “I am happiest when I see young people finding their culture, healing,” said Millar, in her poem. Lynxleg said every elder was presented with the same set of questions: where were you born, where did you work, what school did you go to, tell me about your family, what does respect mean to you, what are

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Yetko Brooke Bearshirt-Robins, a Grade 7 student, and John (Wilkie) Louis, who teaches the Okanagan language, share their story at the launch of Together with the Children — The Elder Project. your memories of school? “Some of these kids had 10 pages of notes,” she said. “Part of what happened with this was the healing and we didn’t expect that to happen, we just wanted the experience of the kids meeting with the elders and the kids were so willing to meet them. “And if they said they had bad memories of residential school, we didn’t push the issue, but they just openly shared their memories.” For Grade 12 student Kristyn Schoenknecht, learning about elder Michelle Petruk was something of an eyeopener. “I was interested in their experience and to see how they’ve come through it,” she said.

“She has come a long way. I was shocked when I learned of some of the stuff that people had to go through, they went through such a hard time. “I love writing poetry, and this was interesting because we did an interview and then we interpreted the answers.” Petruk shared her story, explaining that her dad’s mom was Cree, but he denied being Métis. “In residential school, my dad said he had to kneel and pray and ask for forgiveness.” Lynxleg said six sessions were held in June throughout the district, with more than 55 students and elders/community members in attendance at workshops held at Alexis Park Elementary, Seaton and Charles Bloom Secondary schools and the

Okanagan Indian Band Cultural School. The project received a $5,000 grant from TD Bank Financial Group to assist with publishing the book. “We invited aboriginal students from Grades 4 to 12. We invited elders, families, anyone who wanted to become a published author,” said Lynxleg. “We held four sessions and with each new session we grew in numbers. Students, elders and community members came not only to share their stories but to share a good cup of tea and warm, fresh bannock served with a side of poetry.” For Schoenknecht, who teaches hoop dancing, elders are important and worthy of respect.

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Kokanee numbers on the rise RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The once beleaguered kokanee population is making a resurgence. Almost 225,000 spawners of the landlocked salmon species were counted in Okanagan Lake in the fall of 2010 — a 38 per cent increase from 162,000 in 2009. “This is the second highest year in the last couple of decades,” said Paul Aske, a stock assessment biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. The increase was primarily due to the strong return of shore-spawning kokanee, estimated at 197,000. The stream-spawning kokanee population in Okanagan Lake also increased in 2010 by about 9,000 fish to approximately 28,000. “Overall it was a really good year,” said Aske. Aske believes a number of factors have led to the current situation including changes to how water levels are managed on Okanagan Lake, the lack of a major die-off of kokanee and the ongoing harvest of mysis

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Provincial statistics show there were about 225,000 kokanee spawners in Okanagan Lake in the fall, a 38 per cent increase over 2009. shrimp, which competes with the kokanee for food. “Some of it is also what nature gives you,” he said. But while he is pleased with spawner returns, Aske admits work is still needed to ensure the stock is stable. “We are still in a recovery mode,” he said. No decision has been made on whether there will be a limited fishery in 2011. “Given the positive numbers, the fishery will likely reopen again but we are being conservative,” said Aske.

Limited fishing was introduced on Okanagan Lake in 2006 after it had been closed for 10 years because of extremely low kokanee stocks. Besides Okanagan Lake, the kokanee population is looking good elsewhere in the region. Wood Lake kokanee totalled 20,000 in 2010, which was the largest return in a decade. Counts in the lake tributary streams showed a return of 17,000 spawners and shoreline counts were about 3,000. “At Middle Vernon Creek (in Lake Country), tons of fish

came in there and they were a good size too,” said Aske. In Kalamalka Lake, kokanee numbers totalled 23,100. In Coldstream Creek, which feeds into Kal Lake, the tally was 7,000. That is below average, but counts along the shoreline were strong at 16,000. Aske isn’t surprised by the situation on Kalamalka Lake. “In lakes where there are mysis shrimp and lake trout, the kokanee gets held to low abundance,” he said of competition for food sources.

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Economy on the agenda RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Lumby’s mayor insists that job creation and expanding the tax base must be priorities if the needs of residents are to be addressed. Kevin Acton says it’s increasingly difficult for the village to come up with the money for infrastructure projects and just hiking taxes isn’t the answer. “Residents of the village can’t absorb much more in terms of taxes,” he said. “We won’t be seeing any new capital projects in 2011 because we don’t have the money. We will spend our money on repairing the things we have.” Acton says there are some big-ticket items on the horizon that can’t be avoided, including replacing Pat Duke Arena, which has a 10-year lifespan left. “Even if we were to go to referendum and borrow the money for it, the interest rate would break our back,” he said. That’s why the village will spend much of the new year focused on economic development and trying to determine ways to bring new business to town. “This is the first time the village has put money in the budget for an economic development process in a long time,” said Acton, adding that a committee of council and residents will be formed.

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Vernon politicians will be getting down to work on hammering out a 2011 budget. A special committee of the whole meeting will be held Jan. 12 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. so members of council can review the proposed financial plan. Council has set a goal of a zero per cent tax increase for this year but administration has recommended against such a move.

“Residents can’t absorb much more in terms of taxes.” — Kevin Acton Among the issues that will be considered is how to get businesses to move into the industrial park. “We have 100 acres out there and it’s paying little in taxes,” he said. Other possible options are seniors’ housing to draw new residents to Lumby and Acton believes the village should look at incinerating garbage. “I have a vision of turning waste into energy. The technology for burning has got a lot better,” he said. “It could become a source of revenue for the community.” The other issue that

residents will continue to debate is whether Lumby should become the site of a provincial correctional facility. Presently, the government is seeking input from all Okanagan municipalities on where a prison should be located. “We will put it to a referendum. The government wants input by April so we’d have to do it soon,” said Acton. Acton and council have promoted a prison as a way of creating jobs, but some residents have expressed concerns that such a facility will decrease public safety and negatively impact

Lumby’s image. “I believe it’s an incredible opportunity or I would just drop it,” said Acton, adding, though, that the final decision is up to residents. “If Lumby decides it doesn’t want it in a referendum, it will go away.” The village also wants provincial approval to develop a community forest so wood is available to local mills. “Even if it’s two or three jobs that come out of it, that’s a positive,” said Acton. Another issue that will be on the agenda is governance when Lumby residents head to the polls in November to elect a council. At this point, Acton says he is willing to seek another term as mayor. “The community deserves better than a mayor that just runs for one term and then goes away. It takes time to get things done,” he said.

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Times are changing around the North Okanagan Regional District. Continuing with a process that began in 2010, many of the regional district’s 11 member jurisdictions are considering what services they want to financially contribute to. “I agree with all of the jurisdictions talking about it,” said Herman Halvorson, chairperson. “It (NORD’s mandate) could be downsized further. After all, it’s taxpayers’ dollars we’re talking about.” In Greater Vernon, there is uncertainty over the parks, recreation and culture function, and whether it will remain as is, undergo some form of restructuring or if participants will opt to go it alone. Similar discussions are revolving around the water service. “I’d like to see something resolved on parks and recreation, and water in Greater Vernon,” said Halvorson, who admits that the ongoing debate and friction has dominated a lot of NORD’s activities. “It takes a heck of a lot of time to deal with it.” No matter what form of administration occurs for parks and water, Halvorson is confident that the needs of Greater Vernon residents will continue to be served. “All of the parks will run. It will just depend on who administers them, and that’s the same for water. The pipes will keep flowing,” he said. Elsewhere, other jurisdictions are considering their future in services ranging from the fire training centre to funding Okanagan Symphony and St. John Ambulance. “Others are looking at Silver Star planning and whether they want to be in it,” said Halvorson. Halvorson believes changes in structure can be positive and he points to parks and recreation, dog control and cemeteries in Enderby and Area F. Administration has shifted from the NORD office to Enderby city hall. “People are happy with it because if there are issues,

“It’s taxpayers’ dollars we’re talking about.” — Halvorson they can deal with it right here,” said Halvorson, who is director for Area F (rural Enderby). “If you can do the services better in-house, that’s good.” Another governance change facing the regional district is the search for a new administrator. Greg Betts will officially retire from his duties May 16. “We will be doing interviews of prospective candidates in January,” said Halvorson. “Hopefully we will have somebody in place by the end of January but if they are working they will need to give notice so they may not be here until March or April. They will then work with Greg as part of a transition.” Betts was named administrator at NORD in 2009 and he was the general manager of electoral area services for three years before that. A new initiative for 2011 is the Shuswap River watershed sustainability plan. NORD’s five rural electoral areas have committed $250,000 to the watershed sustainability fund and that could climb to $300,000 once phase one is completed. The plan will cover from Cherryville to Mara, and include issues like development, traffic on the river, bank erosion and water quality. “The Shuswap River process is to deal with water,” said Halvorson of the need to protect a vital resource. “We need to take control of that or it will come back and bite us on the long run.”

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There could be a whole lot of shaking going on during construction of a new transportation corridor in Coldstream. As early as Wednesday, crews will start driving steel piling for the railway bridge abutments near the Kalamalka Road/ Husband Road intersection as part of the new grid road. “They will be using an impact hammer that will produce moder-

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Aboriginal youth feel accepted Continued from A1 “They have gone through so much and are here to teach us,” she said. “I used to get teased for being native, my mom’s side is white and I was afraid to say I was native, but then when I came to Fulton I felt accepted because there was a room where aboriginal students could go and hang out, and then I was connected to the hoop dancing.” Denise Dobslaff was interviewed by her son, Patrick Dobslaff, a Grade 8 student at Seaton. “There is a saying that goes, ‘We are our parents’ children and our children’s elders,’” she said. “In this school district, there are more than 150 nations represented.” In the poem written by her son, Dobslaff shares that she was, “raised as a white kid...then started asking questions. Who am I? What am I? Where am I from? I’m still trying to learn.” The book was

launched Dec. 16 at a special event at Beairsto Elementary School attended by more than 200 people, with Lynxleg as emcee. “Open this book – you will hear the desire, wishes, dreams, and love swelling within the words of many nations speaking, as written by the daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends of their communities,” she said.

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By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. If you have custody of your child or chil- before the Court of Appeal (she was grantdren, can you claim retroactive child sup- ed “indigent” or poor status). port (i.e., past support) from the other parent? How far back can your claim go, and The Court of Appeal upheld her claim for how much money can be claimed? These retroactive child support for 2003, 2004 questions often trouble the courts, which and 2005. Based on four previous Supreme must weigh many factors, such as hard- Court of Canada decisions, the Court of ship on the part of the payor to pay such Appeal noted that retroactive payments back-reaching support, the delay in mak- should normally only extend back to the ing the claim, the needs of the child, any three previous years, unless there was increases in the payor’s earnings, the right “blameworthy conduct” by the payor. The of the child to share in such increase, and earliest starting date for retroactive supnon-disclosure by the payor of earnings port should be the date that notice of the increases in the past. claim was effectively given (in this case, 2001, when Ms. H first demanded an upA recent case decided by the BC Court dated financial disclosure statement). of Appeal sheds some light on the issues involved. Here, Mr. H’s conduct was blameworthy because he Ms. H met Mr. H when they ignored Ms. H’s repeated were 16 and 18 years old, redemands for updated finanspectively. After a year, they cial documents and didn’t moved in together, and some boost his support payments six years later, they married as his income went up. But in 1990. A month later, their the support he paid in 2001 child was born. They separatand 2002 was about the same ed once in 1992 and again in as what he should have paid. 1996. During the second sepaIt was therefore only necesration, Ms. H obtained a child sary for the court to order support order of $181 month, retroactive support for the which Mr. H paid. They recprevious years of 2003 Nick Vlahos three onciled for a time, then sepato 2005, when Mr. H should rated for the last time in 2000. have paid monthly support In 2006, they got divorced. of $323, $397 and $507, respectively. In 2001, Ms. H demanded an updated financial disclosure statement from Mr. H. He provided this at the time, but he underestimated his income and omitted an asset (a half-interest in a house in Vernon). In 2002 and 2003, Ms. H again demanded an updated disclosure statement, which Mr. H didn’t provide. In 2005, Mr. H increased the monthly support payments. Finally in 2006, Ms. H claimed, among other things, retroactive child support, based on the fact that Mr. H’s income had shot up significantly over the past few years. She had a lawyer at trial, but she represented herself

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he year 2010 will find a place in B.C. history for several things, from the triumphant Olympics to the abrupt resignations of Premier Gordon Campbell and NDP leader Carole James. But it’s another development that could prove more significant. Not only were the province’s two main political leaders shaken loose, the whole structure of party politics has undergone what may be a permanent shift. Suddenly there are four independent MLAs in the Legislature. In 2009, Vicki Huntington was elected as such in Delta South, Tom Fletcher which could be written off as an oddity of an insular community. But this year, Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom quit the Liberal caucus over the HST. Then Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was expelled from the NDP caucus for criticizing James and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett was booted out of the Liberal caucus for breaking ranks over Campbell’s leadership. Simpson and Bennett were widely seen as being punished for saying what many were thinking – that their party leaders had become liabilities. Simpson has taken things a step further. He has given up his NDP membership, reasoning that a new leader won’t change the fundamental problem. And that is the party system itself. It’s no mystery why half of eligible voters didn’t bother to cast a ballot in 2009, Simpson says. Their disgust can be understood by anyone who knocks on doors to campaign. They all promise the same thing, he says: “… send me to Victoria. I will represent you. I will break that cycle of going down to Victoria, then coming back and telling you what’s good for you.” But then the two dominant parties, the NDP and the Liberals, impose their policies. MLAs

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are “whipped,” an unusually truthful bit of parliamentary jargon, to follow the party line. A majority means absolute power, held tightly in the premier’s office. Huntington proved that independents can get elected. Since then, she says she has seen the negative effects of party politics up close. She was appointed to the standing committee on Crown corporations. In a year and a half it has yet to meet. Committees that do meet are controlled by a government majority. Opposition MLAs ask only negative questions, turning the committee into the same kind of Punch-and-Judy show one sees in question period. It’s all about scoring partisan points, not solving problems. Why would the public take it seriously? Simpson has been pleasantly surprised about his sudden transition to independent MLA. The rules allow him two staffers at the legislature, instead of a share of opposition resources that mainly serve the leader’s priorities. Now when he takes a constituency problem to a cabinet minister, he is no longer viewed as a member of the enemy camp that is trying to unseat the government. They can actually talk about solutions. Lekstrom has been sitting in on a series of meetings with B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls over the problems of the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Peace country. In short, the ALR makes no sense up there and is actually pushing people out of farming. As an independent, Lekstrom can work on that without worrying about an uninformed backlash from the populous south. Bennett, like Lekstrom, occupies a constituency on the Alberta border with an independent streak as wide as the main street. Both are seen as heroes at home, and if they ran as independents in 2013 they would probably do better without the party baggage. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

The past 12 months were as busy as ever, with countless changes occurring. With 2010 all but behind us, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2011, including the possibility of major changes with our elected officials. Much like a few years ago, when we had municipal, provincial and federal elections within a 12-month span, voters could be facing a tsunami of democratic opportunities. Provincially, card-carrying B.C. Liberal and NDP members have the chance to participate in choosing their respective leaders in the coming months. With the new Liberal leader also becoming B.C.’s next premier, there’s the possibility of a provincial election, should the new leader decide to seek a mandate from voters ahead of the next scheduled general election in 2013. There’s also the efforts to recall a number of Liberal MLAs over the imposition of the harmonized sales tax, and a provincewide referendum over the HST. Federally, there’s a strong chance of another election, as Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority government is now into its third year and could go after the majority the PM so dearly covets. And voters region-wide will also head back to the ballot boxes in the fall for the regular round of local government elections. With voter apathy already trending toward atrophy, ‘voter fatigue’ is a very real possibility for 2011, but it’s also a great chance for the electorate to get excited and involved in democracy. — Nanaimo News Bulletin


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harles Wills stated that, “Premier Campbell should be made to suffer in some way for his arrogance, stupidity and foolishness as a result of how he introduced the HST – stealth and a scarcity of good information.” Well, perhaps Mr. Wills should know what Campbell did is typical of Conservative/Liberal tactics and has nothing to do with stupidity. It just more “class-war” being carried on by the Liberals and Conservatives against the general public – by ignoring them and serving the interests of the rich and powerful. This wealthy class has throughout history opposed democracy (the will of the people) and all regulations and taxes which hinder their making of profits. And with the HST – a regressive and unfair form of taxation – it shifts the burden of taxation onto the middle and lower taxes. The unfairness is that the high-income earners do not spend all of their money on consumer goods so they do not pay the HST on all their earnings. However, the lower income earners pay the HST on all of their income as they need it to survive, thus it is unfair (but for the moneyed class there is no sales taxes on stock

LIBERALS WRONG I find it hard to believe the Liberal opposition has the gall to accuse our MP Colin Mayes of wasting taxpayers' money for circulating a pamphlet opposing a private member's bill, C-248, on behalf of himself and the Conservative government. That is his job as the sitting member of Parliament to keep all members of the constituency informed. Now all and sundry can speculate on the motives of our MP as much as they wish, but it will be the conclusions of the electorate that count in the end. I believe that Colin Mayes was inundated with calls and e-mails of concerned constituents who also opposed Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla’s proposed bill, which would allow a 62-year-old senior who lived his entire life in a foreign country to move to Canada and get a free pension at the age of 65 at our expense. It is all very well to say that the Liberal leadership did not support the proposed bill either. Would it be beyond the realms of common sense to ask why that same leadership did not discuss

market transactions, and their capital gains are only taxed on 50 per cent of the gains). The unfair burden of the HST can be seen that if a person makes $100,000 a year and pays $12,000 in the HST, it is barely noticed and no burden at all. But a single parent making $8 an hour (or $16,000 per year) and then has to pay about $2,000 in sales tax, it’s a hell of a burden and completely unfair. When taxation was first being devised – and is still acknowledged by at least 90 per cent of political economists – it was concluded that the fairest form of taxation is “progressive taxation” (the more you make, the higher the rate)

the ramifications of such a bill in caucus, especially as Bob Rae was a supporter. If they did, are they, as I suspect, without discipline, preferring to imply racial overtones to the government's decision of fairness to all Canadians? It is this type of Liberal thinking that makes me so glad that we have a Conservative government. Ron Lovell HEY ABBOTT So George Abbott is running for leader of the Liberal Party of B.C. This is the man who promised to democratically represent his constituents, then betrayed our trust by deliberately siding with one man (Gordon Campbell) over the majority wishes of his constituents. Does he not realize more people signed the anti-HST petition than voted for him? If he believes we will reward him for his betrayal by re-electing him, he is sadly mistaken. People of his ilk refuse to understand this is not merely about whether or not the HST is good or bad.

It is, however, very much about politicians deliberately misleading the electorate to get elected. I voted for the Liberals, and hence, George Abbott, based on two very important points: (1) They told us British Columbia's economy was the best in Canada, and that we were the only province which didn't have a huge deficit, simply because of Liberal prudence and fiscal management during the height of the recession. (2) The Liberals told us the HST would be bad for B.C.'s economy and would hinder recovery from the recession, so they would absolutely not be instituting such a regressive tax measure. A couple of short months after they were re-elected, we all discovered that we had been defrauded of one of the most precious things Canada has to offer - our votes. We, the majority of citizens, will no longer tolerate this. We will no longer allow the few to thwart the will of the majority. If we, the majority, fail to decisively act now, we will forever be subject to autocratic rule. I put it to my fellow citizens that this is a matter of democracy! Robert Thibeau

for a just and civilized society. Unfortunately, the rich and powerful have pressured Conservative and Liberal politicians to initiate sales taxation (GST, HST etc.) rather than progressive taxation – to escape paying their fair share of the tax burden. The greedy politicians and the deluded go along with the “class-war” plans of the Fraser Institute, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation which are all funded by the corporations and the wealthy. Yes, Mr. Wills, the HST may save businesses $150 million in annual tax compliance, but it shifts the burden onto consumers even more costing them billions extra. The best way to save taxpayers and government millions in administration costs is to eliminate all types of sales taxes (GST, PST, HST) and re-institute the progressive form of taxation which we had in the 1950s. Lastly, taxation has normally been seventh on the list of priorities of what determines whether businesses will invest in a location or not, and Wills' claim that this will help B.C.'s recovery is again unfounded and just more gobbledegook by spokesmen for the rich and powerful and contrary to a just and civilized society. J.J. Rousso

PAYMENTS A CONCERN The latest misuse of Canadian tax dollars is the exorbitant salaries being paid to native on-reserve politicians. According to the latest figures from the Canadian Taxpayer Federation, last year, more than 80 aboriginal-reserve politicians were paid a tax-free equivalent that was higher than the salary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As well, 222 First Nations politicians were making more than their respective provincial premiers. One aboriginal-reserve politician in Atlantic Canada made $978,468 last year. Why do we as taxpayers constantly have to pay, then pay some more for the aboriginal leaders to live high off the hog, tax free? At the same time, provincial governments are giving away vast areas of the natural resources of the province to the local native bands. So again the average family is taxed some more to make up for this loss of provincial and federal revenues. It’s time that the Department of Indian Affairs and the provincial government get a hold of the on-

reserve payments to its native politicians and bands, and implement some accountability measures. Lee Fennell

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Continued from A10 A powerful electrical storm sparked a fire in a landmark Vernon home. Lighting was determined to be the cause of a blaze that caused extensive damage to a 112-year-old house on 30th Avenue at the top of Suicide Hill. Village officials have been lobbying the provincial government since the fall to possibly bring a new regional correctional facility to Lumby. Attempts to address concerns about water restrictions have triggered a flood of complaints. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and the North Okanagan Regional District met to consider a new water restrictions bylaw for Greater Vernon, which has been on stage three restrictions for a month because of low snowpack and water reservoir levels. Mary Kay senior director and former RCMP member Shelly Haslett is named 2010 Vernon Woman of the Year. The only disappointing thing about the Aggression Trilogy mixed martial arts event at the Wesbild Centre was the lack of a crowd. Approximately 400 fans turned out for the 10-fight card. A former Vernon lawyer pleads guilty to theft and fraud charges at the beginning of his Supreme

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Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper christens the new Armstrong-Spallumcheen Aquatic Centre with a cannonball. declines to follow a former colleague’s lead and quit over the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). A steady flow of people tour through the classes and hallways of the old Coldstream Elementary School one last time. A new school, being built on the same site, is slated to open in the fall. Vernon politician Bob Spiers fears taxpayers could go broke paying staff at city hall. The city’s new annual report dictates that $18.8 million was paid out in earnings, expenses and allowances to employees in 2009. Investigators are looking into a fire in Enderby at an office building that was housing the Enderby Evangelical Chapel. An agency that assists special needs adults is one step closer to owning its home of

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almost 50 years. The Ministry of Education has reversed its previous decision and will now allow the Vernon School District to sell the Dorothy Alexander Centre to the Vernon and District Association for Community Living. The Kindale D e v e l o p m e n t Association announces it’s facing a projected shortfall of $350,000 for this fiscal year, the result of a 10 per cent cut in funding from Community Living BC, decreased revenue from other sources and increased costs for providing services. More than 300 people attend the Do It For Dad event at Coldstream Ranch, raising more than $25,000 for prostate cancer research. MLAs Eric Foster ( Vernon-Monashee) and George Abbott (Shuswap) are among

A plan to have lowspeed vehicles operating on city streets is nixed by Vernon council. Thousands of sunseeking visitors arrive to play in the 26th annual Funtastic slopitch tournament. Legendary Scottish rockers Nazareth headline the music festival. A single-vehicle accident on the west side of Okanagan Lake claims the life of a

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Conservation officers say a Vernon youth bitten by a coyote is a rare occurrence. The youth was bitten in a small greenbelt area near 35th Ave. and Alexis Park Dr. while walking with an adult. In a 4-2 vote, North Okanagan Regional District board agrees to a four per cent overall increase for parks and recreation operational costs. Greater Vernon’s water supply is slowly increasing, but the fear of drought persists. The Duteau Creek reservoirs are presently 94 per cent of the previous low and 75 per cent of the average, still the lowest numbers ever. C i n e p l e x Entertainment hosts a reception to unveil its renovated and re-branded Galaxy Cinemas at the Shops at Polson Park. The $3 million in renovations resulted in the seven auditoriums having all-stadium seating. The sod is turned at the site of what will be the new Vernon Secondary School. The project has been six years in the making to replace the original VSS, which opened in the late 1960s. Hundreds gather at Polson Park to take part in the annual Relay For Life, an event that honours all who have to had deal with cancer, and raise funds for cancer research. The Ministry of Transportation will review a Highway 97 intersection following a fatal accident. A Kelowna woman was killed when her vehicle was struck at Bailey Road by a southbound minivan as she tried to pull out on the highway. Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster

24 Liberal MLAs targeted in a recall campaign launched by anti-HST protesters. Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma is cleared of conflict of interest charges by the B.C. Court of Appeal, who dismissed an application by 39 residents seeking to have Hansma found guilty of a conflict of interest. Close to 400 people jam the White Valley Community Centre in Lumby to debate the merits of housing a new regional correctional facility in the village. Mayors Chris Pieper (Armstrong) and Will Hansma (Spallumcheen) are joined by Shuswap MLA George Abbott and Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes in doing cannonballs off the diving board to officially christen the new ArmstrongSpallumcheen Aquatic Centre. The No r t h Okanagan sports scene loses an icon with the passing of legendary boxing coach Don MacDonald at the age of 90. Vernon Vipers name Vernon native David Robinson as the team’s new captain. A day on the water appears to have turned tragic near Enderby. RCMP and Search and Rescue are called to the Shuswap River near the Mabel Lake Resort for a report of a missing rafter. The missing man is in his 20s and believed to be from Salmon Arm. The a n nu a l Funtastic Mixed SloPitch Tournament and Music Festival kicks off with an exhibition celebrity game at the Vernon Army Camp. More than 200 teams will compete in games in Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby.

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B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell visits the new Sparkling Hills Resort at Predator Ridge

the creation of a North Okanagan rural policing unit which will cover the west side of Okanagan Lake down to LaCasa Resort, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Falkland, Enderby and the North Okanagan Regional District areas. B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell visits the new Sparkling Hills Resort at Predator Ridge, and tells the media he is up for political challenges such as opposition to the Harmonized Sales Tax. Vernon RCMP are searching for two suspects following an armed robbery at the Safeway gas bar on 32nd Street. The B.C. Coroners Service confirms that the body pulled from the Shuswap River near Enderby is that of missing Salmon Arm rafter Bradley Paul Foubert, 20. Hundreds attend the 24th annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts gala at the beautiful gardens of the Caetini Cultural Centre. A beer fermenter at Okanagan Spring Brewery is blown wide open, releasing 32,000 litres of cream ale into a downtown street.

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At least four homes burn to the ground in an afternoon blaze at the Coyote Crossing Villas Mobile Home Park on Westside Road. The Kamloops Venom clip the Vernon Re/Max Tigers 5-4 to claim the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League playoff title. Vernon actress Mariel Belanger talks about her role in the Hollywood blockbuster The Twilight Saga;Eclipse. She played the role of “Third Wife.” A veteran Vernon pilot is being praised for his actions after a helicopter crashed over Lillooet. Jeff Brown, 61, was bucketing water on the Jade Mountain wildfire, in the rugged Yalakom Valley when the Transwest Helicopters Bell 214B chopper he was flying suddenly went down.

August 2010 A North Okanagan woman who got separated from two friends while floating on the Shuswap River was found. The 42-year-old woman from the Armstrong/Enderby area was cold, but safe and sound. Cramped quarters at the Greater Vernon Museum are putting stored items at risk of being damaged, according to curator Ron Candy. Canadian legendary rockers Loverboy thrill a good-sized crowd at the MotoPlex Speedway. Scott Steckly of Milverton, Ont. drives his #22 Canadian Tire Moto/Master Dodge to victory in the $95,000 A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 at the MotoPlex Speedway. Sultan, a four-yearold German shepherd

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August 2010 Continued from A15 Vernon RCMP take a 31-year-old male suspect into custody following the city’s first murder of 2010 at a downtown apartment complex. Three people are in custody in connection with an armed robbery at the downtown Scotiabank. David Dickson, 29, of Vernon, wanted on an outstanding warrant, faces eight charges after being caught by RCMP following a short foot chase near the Kekuli Bay turnoff on Highway 97. B.C. rock veteran Barney Bentall and Vernon’s star-in-waiting Andrew Allen join an amazing array of talent at the Rarearth Music Festival at Kin Race Track. Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and partner Milos Raonic stun Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – the No. 1and No. 2-ranked tennis players in the world – in their first-round doubles match of the $2.4 million Rogers Cup in Toronto. Nathan Mayrhofer, 32, of Lumby, is identified by police as the victim of an Aug. 5 murder at a downtown city apartment classic. The accused, Kenneth Barterm, 37, is undergoing a 30-day psychiatric remand. Retiring B.C. Ambassador and former Queen Silver Star Miranda Stankiewicz is headed to France to study at the Paris Graduate School of Management.

A 25-year-old man Kelowna man drowns in Kalamalka Lake near Oyama while boating with friends. Vernon well-known guitarist Chris Madsen announces plans for a concert to raise money for the local homeless. Two weeks after winning a million-dollar Lotto Max jackpot, Della Mattson and Robert Jewitt publicly celebrate. Their good fortune was kept a secret because Mattson sells lottery tickets at Squires Four Liquor Store, prompting a B.C. Lottery Corporation review. Lumby’s Brandon Beday, 33, dies after being electrocuted while working at a B.C. Hydro substation near Cranbrook. Vernon tennis sensation Hailey Crampton secures a scholarship with the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals, an NCAA Division II school in Michigan. Federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff concedes that winning over the support of Okanagan-Shuswap voters won’t be easy. Ignatieff meets with about 150 party faithful at Vernon’s Turtle Mountain Estate Wintery. The Ministry of Transportation is moving ahead with some immediate changes to a dangerous stretch at Highway 97 and Bailey Road, south of Vernon. The body of a man is found in the Shuswap River, near the Bawtree bridge on Cliff Avenue in Enderby. He had gone missing after he jumped off the bridge.

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Seniors

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Bureau ready to lend a hand CARA BRADY

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Happy New Year

Morning Star Staff

The Seniors Information Resource Bureau moved to a new office in the People Place in July and staff and volunteers are working to keep it a comprehensive referral centre for seniors. Manager Dayle Drury and more than 100 volunteers in the office, and the Seniors Assisting Seniors program, are always ready to do the best they can with any question. The questions might range from how to do paperwork to receiving some help getting a storage box out from under the bed. “There have been a lot of calls lately about help with shovelling snow and we hope that neighbours are helping neighbours with shoveling,” said Drury. “We work closely with all service organizations in the community so we know who can help. Many of our calls are about supporting seniors who are alone and isolated and just need a little help to maintain independence. Some people need help while they recover from a health crisis or when they have to move. Other times, it’s a letter from a government agency that seems a little intimidating. We also get calls about volunteer drivers and support with meals.” When people come into the office, Drury or one of the volunteers will talk with them and make calls to government agencies for them. “We’ve been noticing a lot more hardship,” she said. “People are actually looking for food. They don’t have enough money to pay all of their expenses because pension rates have not gone up in relation to the cost of living. More people over age 65 are needing to go back to

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Dayle Drury, Seniors Information Resource Bureau manager, reminds people that the SIRB office is now at the People Place.

“People are actually looking for food. They don’t have enough money.” — Dayle Drury work and they need help with how to do that,” said Drury. Another concern is the limited access to affordable housing and the lack of help with dental, eye care and hearing aid costs.

SIRB always needs volunteers but the changes to criminal record checks are causing delays and making some potential volunteers give up altogether when they are wrongly flagged for further

investigation and have to pay for it. Many who have been long time volunteers in other organizations just don’t like the idea. Drury said that the office sees seniors who have not prepared for retirement financially or personally and many don’t have access to computers or know how to use them so can’t get the information that is now sometimes available only online. The office also provides information

for caregivers and family members. “There are a lot of good services and programs in the community and we have to work together to do the best we can with the resources we have. Communication is vital so that everyone knows what is available and how to access it when they need it,” she said. SIRB is open Monday to Thursday at the People Place. For more information call 250-545-8572.

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mates) scored backdoor. My first foot was just getting off the ice so it was a cheesy plus.” Lazar, who turns 16 on Feb. 2 and will likely be recalled by Edmonton late in the WHL season, had one assist as Team BC grounded the major midget Valley West Hawks in exhibition play just days before Christmas in Richmond. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder says the speedy team is blessed with a nice mix of scorers and checkers and everybody gets the green light to be creative. Sanford leads POE with 45 goals and 74 points, playing alongside Mark Letourneau and Brandon Potomak. “I set the goal to make Team BC earlier and I want to be a leader on my team and get faster and stronger,” said Sanford, when asked about his preseason goals. The 5-foot-8, 145-pound forward who turns 16 in July, attended the Medicine Hat Tigers’ rookie and main camps, playing one exhibition game against the Prince George Cougars in St. Albert. He’s in Medicine Hat until Jan. 3. “It’s a lot faster and they players are a lot bigger,” said Sanford, in his third year with POE, coached by former Vernon Viper coach Troy Mick. Sanford and POE – who also have Vernon forward Michael Roberts and Armstrong d-man Dylan Chanter in their lineup – will play in the upcoming Tim Hortons Tournament in Kelowna and then head to Grand Forks, N.D. for the Little Caesar’s North American Showcase, Jan. 20-23. Bowen, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound defenceman, has registered 7-9-16 in 22 games with POE. “It’s been a good season so far,” he said. “We have

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Ever wonder what happens when the home team fails to score on its Teddy Bear Toss Night? Vernon’s Curtis Lazar found out it wasn’t a pleasant experience when playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. The Oil Kings lost 1-0 to the Chilliwack Bruins before 5,800 bewildered fans at Rexall Place on Dec. 17. “The fans threw Teddy Bears on the ice after the game,” chuckled Lazar. “I think they were trying to hit us. We were pretty mad when we went back to the dressing room, and then they made us go clean them all up off the ice.” Lazar, a 15-year-old Vernon product who got in four games with the Oil Kings before the Christmas break, will use the major junior experience as he prepares to play for Team BC at the Canada Winter Games, Feb. 11-18, in Halifax. A centre with the Okanagan Hockey Academy prep midget team in Penticton, Lazar will join Cole Sanford of Vernon and Dylan Bowen of Lumby on the provincial Under 16 roster. “The first two games, I got four shifts, and then I got 10 shifts in the next two games,” said Lazar, taken second overall in the WHL Bantam Draft last spring. “I got a taste of the league. There are big bodies and the speed is the big difference; I was surprised. My instincts kind of took over.” Lazar, who has 13 goals and 32 points in 24 games with the OHA, even played some minutes on Edmonton’s top line with Jordan Hickmott and Dylan Wruck, getting one plus rating. “It was a two-on-one in Calgary and they (line-

a great team, a good group of guys and Sanford’s leading our team offensively. Troy (Mick) knows what he’s doing. He coaches like we’re in junior so I’m learning a lot.” Bowen, whose WHL rights have been dropped by the Portland Winterhawks, describes himself as a puck-moving defenceman. “With Team BC, I’ll probably be a fourth or fifth defenceman. It should be a lot of fun. We have lots of talent. I’ll just try and make a good first pass, keep it simple.” Team BC’s quest for gold will begin on the first day of the Games when they take on Team Quebec. Joining B.C. and Quebec in Pool A will be Ontario and Nova Scotia. Team BC hopes to improve on their fourth-place finish at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. “The opportunity to coach this talent, skilled and diverse group of players is an exciting opportunity for the staff of Team BC,” said head coach Russ Weber. “Evaluating, assessing and watching the 33 shortlisted players compete with each other and develop as high performance athletes over the past three months was a tasking job and led to some very hard decisions at all positions. The way the players competed is a compliment and all the players should be proud, selected or not.” The U16 Program is designed as an introduction to BC Hockey’s High Performance program, exposing players, coaches and officials to short-term competition. It also acts as a precursor to the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program, which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for provincial, regional and national teams.

Vernon’s Jonathan Gardner had a second shot at a gold medal at a Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championship banner Friday morning. Gardner, the silver medallist at last year’s event, faced the winner of Thursday’s semifinal between Justin Nillson of Kelowna and Josh Hozack of Victoria in the championship game at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver (scores unavailable due to early deadline). The Vernon Super League skip, supported by third Michael Longworth, second Michael Hiram and lead Jonathan Hatten, finished the roundrobin first overall at 6-1 by stuffing Nillson 10-3 Thursday morning. Up by a point after five ends, Gardner cracked a four-ender in six to take a commanding lead. “We just waited for our opportunities,” said Gardner, who was left for a draw for four after Nillson (5-2) missed a hit in the sixth end. “We came out and controlled the game.” With Nillson pushing for a steal, the Gardner rink, coached by Mark Longworth, booked its passage to the finals, with three more points in the ninth end.

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hink we can top 2010 sports fans? Going to be tough after the Saints stopped the Colts in the Super Bowl, the Blackhawks finally won a Stanley Cup, Spain ruled the World Cup and Canada claimed a record 14 gold medals at the Vancouver Olympics. Oh, and the Vernon Vipers took a second straight Royal Bank Cup, giving our fair city a record sixth national junior A hockey championship. Don’t forget Henrik Sedin, who I used to call a Sedin Sister. I’m so ashamed. He collected the Hart and Art Ross Trophies, and every night, makes Kevin Mitchell the Canucks worth watching. Wouldn’t it be cool if the Vipers and Canucks both won titles in the same year? Could happen. Perhaps the most fitting quote from the Vancouver Winter Games, considering all the instant technology out there these days, came from Canadian bobsledder Helen Upperton. Asked how she focussed for competition, Upperton replied: “My sister locked me out of my Facebook.” I’m coaching a Bantam House hockey team again this year with Steve Cousins and Rob Maxwell. As the players prepared for a recent game, talk centered around “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Halo: Reach.” I looked at Rob and asked him if he knew what the kids were talking about. “I believe it’s a video game,” he laughed. Forget the old mental imagery we used to teach athletes. Even the pro athletes are using video games, iPod Touch, 3D movies, MP3s and Androids to get pumped for the big game. My mother and I have debated the art of boxing for decades. She says it’s barbaric. I say it’s a sweet science with willing fighters, and

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Speed skater Denny Morrison (left) and teammates Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux (lower right) celebrate skating to a gold medal in the Men’s Team Pursuit. watching Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines throw a combination is pure poetry. Too bad Pacquiao wasn’t around in the 1980s when Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler were drawing sellout arenas for closed-circuit viewing in places like Nanaimo and Victoria. Let’s hope Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather meet in what would be a classic sometime in 2011. Anyway, here is my 20th annual wishes for the new year, from this corner often called the Toy Box in journalism circles. Things I’d like to see happen in ‘11.... ■ Lindsey Vonn and Hannah (Sweet Cheeks) Teter start poking me on Facebook. ■ Colton Sparrow of the Vipers register his first BCHL snipe. ■ Tom Kowal referee an NHL playoff game. ■ Nick Turik buy another round. ■ Golf pro Jesse Crowe caddie for Chris Baryla in the Canadian Open. ■ Baryla win two PGA Tour events. ■ Sandra Bullock connect with Bob Powls on E-Harmony.

■ More re-runs of According to Jim and ■ Colton Yellowhorn of the CHL Allen Americans get a one-game trial with the Two-And-A-Half Men. ■ Brad Hanson outscore Gordie Howard. Columbus Blue Jackets. ■ Music diva Pink marry outfielder Cliff ■ Apolo Anton Ohno, Denny Morrison and Shani Davis sign with the New York Floyd and tour as Pink Floyd. ■ The Wilson sisters and Heart play Islanders. Funtastic. ■ Sidney Crosby score 87 goals. ■ Maddie Kaneda light it up for the UBC ■ Eric Godard speedbag Jody Shelley. ■ Roberto Luongo’s wife Gina deliver Okanagan Heat. ■ The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills go their next child in a Vancouver hospital. Seems only fitting since the city pays his 10-6. ■ The Oilers draft Dylan Walchuk. humongous wages. ■ Connor and Kellen Jones take batting ■ Odie Lowe teach me how to score more practice with the Red Sox. goals on Tuesday nights. ■ Jody and Sherryl Lambert throw a ■ Jonathan Toews hang out with Jeff classic summer pool bash with Trooper and Finger. ■ My son Nick, 10.8 years, get noticed by April Wine. ■ Roger Knox win the Lotto Max. the Oilers and Whitecaps. ■ My daughter Kristi, 22.4 years, start ■ The WBC, WBA, IBF and UFC merge hanging out with the Oilers again...just so I with HBO, ESPN, A&W and KFC. ■ Don Cherry interview Shonn Greene, can score some free tickets in the golds. ■ Clean bill of health for Reni Dolcetti Daryl Strawberry, the waitresses from the No. 5 Orange and the cast of The Colour Purple. and both my extraordinary parents. ■ Joey Votto bat .400. ■ Alex Ovechkin host Saturday Night ■ LeBron James and the Heat lose in Live. ■ Former Viper colour analyst Shawn round one of the playoffs. Scott propose to Rene Malowany at halftime of the Super Bowl. ■ Kellie Pickler, Sean Avery and Gilbert Arenas appear on Championship Jeopardy. • Headaches • Neck Pain Now ■ Jeff Parker caddy for Christina • Low Back Pain • Tendonitis Accepting • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lecuyer. • Frozen Shoulder • Muscle Strains New Patients ■ The Hanson Brothers crash Jason Including Williamson’s wedding. Children, ■ My son Max, 14.4 years, score the ART is a patented, state-of-the-art soft Pregnant and winner from the point as the Denny’s tissue system / movement based post-pregnancy massage technique that treats Saints beat Norm Day’s DCT Trucking welcome problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves Red Bulls. th ■ Ben Lovejoy of the Penguins find 3105 - 34 Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-2468 www.activerelease.com peace. ■ Model Brooklyn Decker marry former Canadian national soccer coach Ian Bridge. ■ Jay Onrait of TSN and actor Will Ferrell host Monday Night Football. ■ Justin Bieber date Miley Cyrus.

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The Vernon Scoregasms are not your ordinary hockey team. For starters, there are five Toews brothers on the roster. And many of the players have developmental delays like Down Syndrome or autism which does not slow down their energy or love of the game. Their brothers and sisters join them on the ice. The Scoregasms, with Rob Morris as head coach of a staff including Craig Demetrick, Mike Pitura, Tony Sammartino, Alyson Lypchuck, Arlen Maguire, Rick Toews and Troy Sawada, played the Kelowna Wildcats before the Christmas break. Marlon Wilson enjoyed a good two-way game with several scoring chances, while Carson Maguire won several face-offs and Shelby Maguire was solid defensively. The coaches also noted that Wyatt Reimer was a buzzsaw, working hard at both ends of the rink, and Coltan Boomer scored once with an assist by Aidan Demetrick. Jace Toews was a tenacious

checker, while Kade Toews was stellar defensively, preventing several goals. Landon Toews was good on the forecheck, causing the Wildcats to turn the puck over several times, while 2-foot-6 Marek Toews was huge, earning game with two goals and an assist. Sterling Bryant took several good shots and scored once, while being a fan favorite with his own cheering section. Amy Demetrick connected after several breakaways, while Aidan Demetrick converted a pass by Marek Toews. “Aidan showed spirit by celebrating his goal by doing the bench skateby high five to his teammates like he sees the players do at the junior games,” said coach Morris. James Bridger was good in his own end and generated a couple of nice scoring opportunities. Missing were Solomon Wilson and Naden Toews. The Scoregasms practise Saturdays from noon until 1 p.m. at Priest Valley Arena. New players are welcome. Call Craig at 550-5996.

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Kyle Murphy was nearly a no-show for the Vernon Vipers’ return to B.C. Hockey League action Wednesday night against the Salmon Arm SilverBacks at the Sunwave Centre. He and fellow east coasters John Knisley and Mike Zalewski had to contend with a blizzard which delayed and re-routed flights after Christmas. Murphy, who spent the holiday with his family in Fair Haven, N.J., spent all day Tuesday travelling to B.C. via Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver. The Vipers are thankful he did because he collected two goals and an assist to earn first star and help Vernon double the ‘Backs 6-3 before 1,400 fans. It was the Snakes’ first win against the SilverBacks in five meetings this season. The two teams played again Thursday night at Wesbild Centre, and Vernon hosted the Penticton Vees, first in the Interior at 25-11-21, Saturday (visit www.vernonmorningstar.com for game recaps). “It was a big game for us. We haven’t had a lot of success against them, so to get a win on the road was huge,” said Murphy, who joined the Vipers from the NCAA Division 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. “We definitely felt there were games where we deserved a better fate. That’s why (Wednesday) night was so big for us.” Wednesday’s win came at a hefty price, as Viper captain Dave Robinson left the game with a suspected concussion at the end of the second period after he was run into the end boards by Clinton Atkinson. The Salmon Arm defenceman reacted when Robinson sprayed netminder Kris Moore as he covered a puck. Referee Matt Thurston handed Atkinson a game misconduct for a blow to the head (major), which will be reviewed by the league. Robinson received an unsportsmanlike, and will join d-man Philip Patenaude (concussion) on the Vipers’ injured list. “Dave knows he shouldn’t have

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Viper defenceman Stevie Weinstein (#24) and netminder Kirby Halcrow collapse on a loose puck while David Robinson (#10) boxes out the SilverBacks’ Bryce Gervais in B.C. Hockey League play Wednesday night at the Sunwave Centre. done what he did. They took a liberty on him and ran him over,” said Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner. The SilverBacks, fourth in the Interior at 23-14-1, opened the scoring on the powerplay with Brett Knowels’ 19th goal at 3:28. The Vipers, who have points in 13 straight games and are in second place at 21-8-4-6, responded with goals 28 seconds apart later in the first period. John Knisley (7th goal), with his first goal in 15 games, got Vernon on the board with a shot from the circle at 15:47. Knisley’s dip in production doesn’t concern Ferner one bit. “He’s so good in other areas, and he’s going to get his opportunities. He doesn’t change the way he plays,” said Ferner. Todd Skirving (4th) made it 2-1

Vernon at 16:15 with a wraparound goal on Moore (24 saves). The SilverBacks equalized two minutes into the second period with Kevin Mills’ first of the season, but Bryce Kakoske (13th), with a shot from the slot, restored Vernon’s lead at 4:31. Pat McGillis made it a twogoal cushion with his sixth of the season at 6:32. Jarryd Ten Vaanholt collected Salmon Arm’s second powerplay goal of the game at 16:15 to close the second period scoring. Murphy completed the Viper offence with two goals in the third period, one at 4-on-4 and the other a shorthanded empty-netter with 10 seconds to play. Vipers’ netminder Kirby Halcrow recorded 16 saves for the win. With Patenaude on the shelf, the Vipers went with five defencemen

Wednesday night. They were left further shorthanded when forward Aaron Hadley earned a game misconduct for a hit from behind early in the first period. “Our guys played pretty hard for being off 11 days,” said Ferner. “There’s three 20-year-olds (Malcolm Lyles, Adam Thomson and Stevie Weinstein) back there, so they can handle it. That said, we’re still looking for another guy. We need seven d-men.” SNAKE BITES: Forward Marcus Basara missed Wednesday’s game as he served a one-game suspension for being the second Viper to earn a goalie interference call in a game against the Penticton Vees on Dec. 17... Former Viper Bryton Udy recorded 33 saves to backstop the Quesnel Millionaires to a 3-2 overtime victory against the host Prince George Spruce Kings

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The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers wrapped up the round-robin portion of the 30th annual Richmond International Midget Tournament with a 4-0 loss to the Langley Eagles, Wednesday. The Vipers finished at 1-2-1. The Tier 1 crew, coached by Jim Armstrong, had several quality scoring chances but couldn’t convert, falling behind 1-0 after 20 minutes. Colton Thibault hustled all game and was a physical force,

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earning game MVP honours. The Vipers will wrap up the 28-team tourney with a consolation contest in a cross-over game. In the 10-team Major Midget portion of the tournament, Vernon’s Curtis Lazar scored once unassisted in the Okanagan Hockey Academy’s 4-3 loss to the Vancouver NE Chiefs. The OHA, whose leading scorer Matt Needham is up with the Western League Kamloops Blazers, faced the Wenatchee Wild in their last round-robin

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game Thursday afternoon. At the 33rd Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, the Okanagan Rockets ended preliminary play by falling 8-3 to the St. Albert Sports Raiders. Jedd Soleway scored once, from fellow Vernon products Alex Gillies and Jordan Burns. The Rockets got other goals from game MVP Josh Ellis and Luke Harrison. Vernon’s Alex Jewell and Nathan Browne each had one assist for the 0-4 Rockets.

Wednesday night, Gardner stopped Erik Leisinger of Prince George 10-5. Down a point after three ends, he exploded for four in the fourth end to jump in front. After three ends of backand-forth play, Gardner collected three points in the eighth end to force handshakes. In the women’s draw, Jenn Gerow ended the round-robin in a three-way tie for second at 5-2 with Corryn Brown of Kamloops and Falcon Burkitt of Prince George. Defending champion Dailene Sivertson of Victoria earned a berth in the final by finishing first at 6-1. Gerow advanced to the Thursday night semifinal based on cumulative statistics for the pre-game draw to the button. She faced the winner of a Thursday afternoon tiebreaker between Brown and Burkitt. Gerow, backed by third Kayte Gyles, second Melissa Moen and lead Vanessa Samborsky, ended preliminary play Thursday morning with a 7-0 shellacking of Brown. After surrendering a deuce to Gerow in the first end, Brown blanked the second and third, only to watch Gerow burgle five points over the next four ends to force handshakes. Gerow, whose rink also plays in the Vernon Super League, needed just four ends to dispatch Trail’s Megan MacKay 9-1 Wednesday night. She opened by pocketing four points in the first end, and followed that with steals of three and two in the next two ends. MacKay (0-6) earned a single in four before calling it a day. The men’s and women’s winners will represent B.C. at the Canadian championships next month in Calgary.

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learn to skate programs beginning Jan. 4. Log on to www.vernonskatingclub.ca or call Heather Stranks at 260-6632. SOCCER - Men’s 45+ indoor soccer session goes Sunday nights from 7:30-9 at the VantageOne Soccer Centre. Call Tim Penaluna at 250-379-6870. SOCCER - There are two men’s soccer teams looking for players to compete at the 2013 Worlds Masters Games in Torino, Italy. 50+ and 40+ players should contact Kerry Zubot at (250) 549-5111. VOLLEYBALL - Adult drop-in volleyball sessions go Tuesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. (Tier 1 players), Thursdays from 8:15-10 p.m. and Sundays from 2-3:45 p.m. at Priest Valley Gym. $5 fee.

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After the holidays are done, Lake Country residents can get rid of their Christmas tree in an ecofriendly manner. TheCentralOkanagan Regional District will have a tree drop-off site at Swalwell Park (located on Bottom Wood Lake Road) until Jan. 31. “Your tree can have another life after the holidays,” said Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator. “By dropping it off, your tree will then be chipped and composted into GlenGrow. This wonderful nutrient-rich soil amendment is excellent for top dressing your lawn, ideal for use in landscaping, vegetable gardens, and even potting soil.” Before dropping your tree off for recycling, remove all decorations and tinsel, as well as the plastic bags used for transporting the tree. For more information, visit regionaldistrict.com. In Vernon, Christmas

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waste, who to call about pesticides, and a recycling directory so you can find out where to recycle almost everything in the Central Okanagan, from batteries to used books.” If you miss your copy of the Living Greener calendar, it is available online at regionaldistrict.com. You can also pick up a free copy at the Lake Country municipal office or at the Glenmore landfill. North Okanagan Regional District recycling calendars have already been mailed out. Visit rdno.ca for more information.

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UBC professor has been named to research chair Black Press

Barbara Pesut, assistant professor of nursing at UBC Okanagan, has been named Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity. Pesut’s research involves developing treatment approaches for quality end-of-life health care, specifically for people who are at

risk for health disparities due to geographic, cultural, or social differences. One of 15 new Canada Research Chairs at UBC, Pesut is among 310 new research chairs named across Canada in celebration of the national research program’s 10th anniversary. As a Tier Two Canada Research Chair,

Pesut will receive $500,000 over five years. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded Pesut $38,521 from its Leaders Opportunity Fund for research infrastructure associated with the new Canada Research Chair award. Pesut is part of a research team at UBC focused on helping families provide care for

The Corporation of the

NOTICE OF LEASE

City of Vernon CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

Notice is hereby given that City council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons or persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below-mentioned bylaws at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 10, 2011, in council Chambers at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC: BYLAW #5295 (ZON00170 - REZONING BYLAW) Location:

Until January 10, 2011

1540 Kalamalka Lake Road (see map at right)

Christmas Tree drop off site: 20th Street and 47th Avenue St. John Ambulance Lot.

Legal Description: Lot 1, Plan 26791, Sec. 34, Twp. 9, ODYD Applicant:

CTA Design Group

Residents of the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, and B.X. are invited to take their Christmas trees to the drop-off site located at 47th Avenue and 20th Street in the vacant lot next to St. John Ambulance, up to January 10, 2011.

Present Zoning:

C11 — Service Commercial

Proposed Zoning:

I4 — Business Park

Purpose:

To rezone the property to allow for the construction of an office and staff training centre.

Christmas Trees will not be picked up with your residential refuse. No plastic bags or other debris is to be left at the site. This no cost service is provided to residential customers by the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream and the Regional District of North Okanagan. Christmas trees can also be taken to Regional landfills free of charge until the end of January 2011.

BYLAW #5296 (ZON00171 - REZONING BYLAW) Location:

1714 Kalamalka Lake Road (see map at right)

The program is advertised in the local paper to make the citizens of Vernon aware of the location and dates of this service.

Legal Description: Lot 2, Plan KAP84037, Sec. 34, Twp. 9, ODYD

For further information, please call (250) 54-WORKS or 250-549-6757.

Applicant:

CTA Design Group

Present Zoning:

C11 — Service Commercial

Proposed Zoning:

CD5 — Comprehensive Development Area 5

Purpose:

To rezone the property to allow for the land to be redeveloped as a neighbourhood centre as per the applicable Official Community Plan policies.

SISTER CITIES COMMITTEES — TWO (2) VACANCIES TO FILL The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill two (2) vacancies on the Sister Cities Committee. The Committee’s purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and cultural experiences between the City of Vernon and its Sister Cities and other municipalities as directed by the Mayor. The appointments are for a two (2) year term. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or on the City’s website at www.vernon.ca. Applications will be accepted at City Hall no later than Friday, January 7, 2011

NOTICE OF LEASE FIRE STATION HOSE TOWER In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Vernon intends to lease 288 square feet, more or less, at 3401 – 30th Street (Fire Station Hose Tower), for the purpose of an emergency response facility to accommodate on an interim or permanent basis the communication hub equipment required to receive and transmit emergency response radio and telecommunications signals, to the Regional District of North Okanagan. The Agreement is for a term of 5 years. The annual base rent is $12.50 per square foot of Rentable Area X 288 square feet = $3,600.00 annually. Inquiries with respect to this matter may be directed to the Fire Chief, at 250-5503561, or in writing to 3400 30th Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5E6.

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their loved ones at the end of their life. Interviewing family members in rural and remote communities to better understand their experiences and needs, the team is also helping to build rural capacity for end-of-life care by working with hospice palliative care societies from throughout the Interior.

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Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. A copy of the bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from January 3 to January 10, 2011. Any correspondence relating to these applications can be delivered to the Corporate Officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to phearings@vernon.ca. All correspondence and petitions received between January 2, 2011 (the date of notification) and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.

City Calendar DATE Mon., Jan. 10, 8:40 am Mon., Jan. 10, 1:30 pm Wed., Jan. 12 8:30 am Fri., Jan. 14 8:30 am

MEETING Committee of the Whole of Council Regular (Open) Meeting of Council Special Committee of the Whole BUDGET Special Committee of the Whole BUDGET

VENUE Council Chambers Council Chambers Council Chamber

INFO. Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

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7ANG (ENCZEL Ken and Jean Henczel, of Armstrong, proudly announce the marriage of their son Joel to Pei-Hsuan Wang, daughter of Mrs. WuChow Wang, of Tainan, Taiwan. The wedding was held in the chapel of Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alta. Nov. 27, 2010. The newlyweds will continue to live and work in Calgary.

$EVLIN #URTIS The parents of the new Mr. and Mrs. Paul Curtis - Ed and Pat Devlin of Vernon, and Terry and Kim Curtis of La Scie, Nfld. - are delighted to announce the marriage of their children. The wedding took place Aug. 28, 2010 under sunny skies in Victoria, B.C. Family and friends from Victoria, Whitehorse, La Scie, and places in between shared in the celebration. We wish Bethany and Paul all of the best as they and their family experience love and life together.

Sucha and Sudesh Jassi, of Vernon, along with Budhev and Bimla Kainth, of England, would like to congratulate their children, Priya Jassi and Sunil Kainth, on their marriage. The wedding took place Aug. 8, 2010. Guests joined them on their special occassion from all over Canada, the U.S. and England. Priya is currently in Britain visiting her new family and she will be returning back to Canada some time in the new year with her husband to settle. We would like to wish them all of the best.

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Congratulations to Curtis deDood, of Grindrod, and Britney Doorn, of Enderby, on their engagement. Cow, oops, I mean wedding bells will be heard on July 30, 2011 when Curtis and Britney become husband and wife on the Sunninghill Holsteins family farm. Curtis is the son of John and June deDood, and Britney is the daughter of Gerard and Ann Doorn. Curtis works for Wedgwood Holsteins and Britney is employed at Mountain View Electric, with plans to take the LPN program at Okanagan College in Kelowna. Congratulations Curtis and Britney.

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A lifelong passion for animals CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Susan Beck knew from the time she was eight years old that she was going to be a veterinarian. “I grew up in a flat in Bristol so we couldn’t have animals but I was always going to farms and finding animals. My friends and I found a little tri-coloured cat who was going to have kittens and we made her a nest and after she had the kittens we found homes for them. We all three decided then that we were going to be vets,” she said. The decision made life simple as she took her science courses in school and her parents encouraged her. Veterinary colleges were open about not wanting women and there were only four women in a class of 40 students. Beck noted that when her son went to veterinary college in Canada in 1995, 95 per cent of the students were women. “You had to be quiet and you had to behave. You did everything strictly by the book and look ahead,” she said. Beck did what had to be done, but was convinced she’d never pass the final exams. There was a BristolCanada Club at the university and she applied for any other work in Canada. After she found out that she had graduated, she took a job fill-

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Susan Beck, with Boon, talks about her career as a veterinarian in England and around the world. ing in for a year at a veterinary practice in Oakville, Ontario. “I was surprised that people expected the vet to do grooming. I liked working with the animals,” she said. “Animals are very honest and you can figure them out if you feel the right places and ask their owners the right questions, while people can be frightened and conceal symptoms. I find that children can often help with household animals as they are closer to them. It was a good experience. I was greeted and feted and people thought it was

incredible that I was a woman vet and doing a not-too-bad job,” she said. “Some people thought I was too young to be a vet and I did have a lot to learn about how to handle animals and how to handle people. People say you should be a vet because you love animals but you have to love people and know how to get along with them so you can help their animals.” Her next adventure was driving a Volkswagen across

Canada and visiting vets looking for a job as she went along. She met her husband, Byron Beck, a veterinary pathologist from the U.S. while he was doing an autopsy on a pig in Lethbridge. She practiced there and then the couple went to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, travelled in Asia and worked in New Zealand for four years where Beck kept up her practice while having three children. They moved to Edmonton in 1970

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Profession rewarding Continued from B2 Another time, she had friends who were plastic surgeons operate on a spaniel with floppy skin over its eyes so it could see again, removed granulation on a cornea so another dog could see and patched up a feisty Jack Russell so often that his spots didn’t match up anymore. “The cats would always think you were trying to attack them while the dogs would give you the benefit of the doubt,” she said. “There was always an excitement to the practice. So many different things would happen and you never knew what would come walking in the door.” She observed over and over again that people who had problem animals would sometimes reward and reinforce the bad behaviour. “Your dog needs training but you need training first so you can teach the dog. I think dogs have a tremendous amount of intelligence, you can read their faces and their body language,” she said. She was what she calls the token woman on the advisory board for the University of Saskatchewan Veterinary School. “They were still trying to keep women out of veterinary school and I had a constant battle to get them to see that women were capable. I always found that the quiet approach worked best,” she said. “It’s a wonderful profession. A veterinary degree can lead you to many fields of endeavour.”

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A former Pleasant Valley Secondary School and Okanagan College student has been chosen as Canada’s top postdoctoral researcher in the arts and humanities. Owen Ware, who graduated from PVSS in 1999 and began his studies at OC’s Kalamalka campus, has been recognized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Among many tutors at high school and university, Ware is grateful for the mentorship of John Lent, now the regional dean of Okanagan College, for his ongoing support and encouragement. Ware went on to receive his BA (Honours) in Philosophy at the University of Victoria and was then offered full funding for a five-year PHD program at the University of Toronto. After receiving his doctorate in 2010, Ware was among 1,000 applicants to apply for a postdoctoral grant from

the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He was one of 150 chosen and then subsequently nominated and voted the top applicant for 2010. “These prizes acknowledge outstanding researchers and students for their contributions to research, and for building knowledge that is essential to the quality of life for Canadians,” said Chad Gaffield, president of SSHRC. “SSHRC invests in scholarships and the development of talent that is making a difference nationally and internationally. These winners are excellent examples of the impact that research in the social sciences and humanities has on society, and of its importance to Canada’s success.”

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Community Calendar JANUARY 2 COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG The first for the new year is Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1406 – 32 Ave. We will fellowship together as we sing your favourite hymns, songs and southern gospel songs with the Sing-along Band playing as Karl Janzen leads. Bring your friends and come and enjoy making music together. 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 diretors, Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, 3009-32nd Ave., Vernon, B.C., VIT 2L8. AA MEETS SUNDAYS Simple reflections group (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) Cherryville 2-4 meeting (H). Open meeting at Gospel Church, Aumond Road, Cherryville. Meets every second and fourth Sunday, 3 p.m. Into Action Step Group (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). Armstrong Pleasant Valley Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Sunday night recovery group (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Cost is $10, please bring your own lunch. Registration at 9 a.m.

JANUARY 3 THE TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA Armstrong centre offers new beginner classes starting Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. Classes take place twice weekly Mondays and Thursdays at the Oddfellows Hall, 3005 Wood Ave., Armstrong. Sets practice will recommence Jan. 6 at 10:15 a.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. For more information, please call the Taoist Tai Chi Hall in Vernon at 250-542-1822 or e-mail vernon@taoist.org. VERNON PRO-LIFE THRIFT SHOP starts the new year with a store-wide, half-price sale. The sale runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 8 at 3102 31st Ave. For more information, call 5450777. THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The first, third, and fifth Monday of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. For more information contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Where else can you play free pool all day? Come on down Mondays with a member and sharpen your skills. Or become a member and take advantage of all we have to offer! We close at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETS Mondays at First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Call Joan at 250-542-9328 or Judy at 250-545-5491.

JANUARY 4 VERNON SCOTTISH DANCERS After a wonderful and stimulating fall session, Vernon SCD starts dancing again on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. Consider coming and joining this exciting activity that is so much fun. We exercise our bodies and our brains at the same time. Many new dancers joined us last fall and we can always enjoy more new friends You don’t need a partner, nor even a kilt. You just need two legs and functioning feet in soft shoes, the ability to listen and a sense of fun. We will not be dancing Jan. 11 because later that week, we will be leading the dancing at a Burn’s Night Supper but

Feature Event: Bottle drive fundraiser for 1st Vernon Pathfinders Jan. 2 The 1st Vernon Pathfinders (Girl Guides of Canada) will hold a bottle drive Jan. 2 starting at 10 a.m. in the Vernon and Coldstream area. This is a fundraiser to help send 16 girls and four leaders to a week-long international camp in Aggasiz. The camp is hosted by the B.C. Council of the Girl Guides of Canada. Call Jodi at 250309-5620 to arrange for a pick-up, or drop your bottles off at Interior Freight and ask that they be put on credit for the 1st Vernon Pathfinders unit. The unit thanks you in advance for your support. we will dance on Jan. 18 and subsequent Tuesdays at Knox Presbyterian Church, Alexis Park Drive. For information, call 260-1031 or 545-2626. BUSINESS NETWORKING IN ARMSTRONG Check out our free networking opportunity over lunch with a new interesting topic each meeting! We meet the first Tuesday of every month for lunch. Format: 10 minutes networking with others, one minute optional personal introduction for each attendant, 10 minute speaker, finish up with casual networking over lunch. Armstrong Inn Banquet Room. Would you like to be a future speaker? RSVP to tanyac@dominionlending.ca or call 250546-3963. VERNON PLACER MINERS’ CLUB Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (basement), 1204 -30 Ave., Vernon. If you are interested in gold panning or mining you are welcome to come to the meetings. Family-oriented club. For more information, call 250-547-9690 or 250-549-4395.

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UPCOMING THE TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA OPEN HOUSES The Vernon Taoist Tai Chi Centre will hold two open houses to announce winter session of classes. Please join us Jan. 6 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Jan. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Taoist Tai Chi Hall, 3105-28th St. People of all ages and in any state of health can practise this ancient art form which promotes relaxation and health improvement. For info, call 250-542-1822 or e-mail vernon@taoist.org CRIBBAGE will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre starting Jan. 6. SPRING FOREST QIGONG is held Thursdayfrom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Centre for Spiritual Living, 2913 29th Ave. By donation and all ages welcome. Discover movements of simple but powerful techniques to help balance your energy. Call 250-549-4399. WONDERCAFE.LIVE! IN LUMBY “The Attributes of a Happy & Joyous Person,” featuring Bill Doak, a retired chemical engineer from Vernon, who has turned his interest to those larger questions. Most appropriate for new-year learning, come and sample our wondrous Thailand Organic Fair-trade Coffee and organic teas. Jan. 7, Lumby United Church Hall (Vernon St. at Park Ave.), 7-9 p.m. Call 250-547-6368. THE ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. All welcome. Call Carolyn at 542-6333 or see www. arthritis.ca for more information. THE LUMBY AND AREA GOOD MORNING PROGRAM This Program involves trained volunteers that will call anyone who would benefit from a phone visit. Would you like a phone call once-in-awhile? Do you know of someone that would benefit from a phone visit? All information is confidential. To arrange a phone visit, call Olena at 250-547-8866 TELESCOPES & THE NIGHT SKY Okanagan Science Centre, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Did Santa bring you a telescope for

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If Paisley Jura’s music was to take a shaped form, it wouldn’t be a circle going around and around, it would be more of a swirly pattern –– like paisley itself. To try and describe the Toronto-based bassist-singer-songwriter’s sound is not an easy task. Ask her and she would say it’s in a genre best undefined. “I listen to everything and don’t like to choose what kind of music I do,” said Jura, calling from her family’s holiday home in Gravenhurst north of Toronto before embarking on a tour that starts in Vancouver later this week. “It’s what serves the song and communicates a feeling. It’s a mash of genres and that’s great.” A product of the ‘70s, Jura, who goes by the stage name Paisley, winds her way to Armstrong Jan. 8 in support of her sophomore release, Time is How You Spend Your Love. Trained at an early age in classical piano and theory, Jura says she found her sound years later while attending the music program at the University of Western Ontario in London. “I majored in piano at first, then switched to bass in my second year,” she said, adding she basically picked up the instrument and ran with it, so to speak. “I had never played the bass before, but found I was having a great time making music with other people, which you don’t always get to do with the piano... I got to play in all styles of bands: chamber, jazz, orchestral...” Jura also got away from all that theory training –– reading notes on a page –– and started improvising. “Improvising for me came late when I started writing songs three years ago,” she said. “I could read changes and understood the rudiments, but I was always jealous of people who could play by ear. My partner is a jazz musician, and he said to me ‘just do it.’ So after years, I said ‘I’m going to do it,’ and it was not that hard.” Jura didn’t look back, and the songs started tumbling out, many of which can be heard on her debut release, Time In Between, and now on Time is How You Spend Your Love. The latter album combines Jura’s pure

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Paisley Jura looks beyond the norm on her new CD, Time is How You Spend Your Love. The Toronto artist performs with her band at the Armstrong Inn Jan. 8. sounding vocals applied to her stand-up double bass in music that crosses many lines –– funk, country, jazz, pop, classical –– again undefinable. The 13 songs were produced by multi-Juno award winner Michael Phillip Wojewoda, who has worked with The Rheostatics, Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea and Jane Siberry, among others. “I was always impressed with The Rheostatics’ experimental songs and he worked on so many albums that went through the roof,” said Jura, who first approached Wojewoda after she saw him

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songs are accompanied by a string quartet, arranged by Juno and SOCAN winning composers Andrew Downing and Robert Carli, as well as trombonist Jamie Stager and drummer Mark Kelso. The album even features banjo on some tracks. “My dad was a country fan so we would listen to all that bluegrassy stuff. I use (the banjo) so it’s not excessive. It gives it a different feel.” Always experimenting, Jura’s live shows have also evolved artistically. This past year, she started a concert series called the Secret Rooms, where she combined various artistic disciplines to play in classical-style concerts in unique venues around Toronto. One of the concerts featured modern dancers performing to Jura and her band behind a screen, shadow play-like, among lit up vats of beer at the Great Lakes Brewery, while another featured Spanish jazz singer Alejandro Rivera accompanying her in the officer’s mess hall at the Royal Canadian Military Institute. And the Madawaska String Quartet accompanied her in concert at the new National Ballet School where the musicians assembled themselves in front of a glass wall hanging over Toronto’s Bloor Street. The event was streamed on the Internet so the apartment dwellers in the building directly adjacent could listen too. “Most pop musicians tend to play in bars, but the people who like my music don’t tend to go to bars, so I tried to find another way to create an interesting experience,” said Jura. It also didn’t hurt that she knew the owner of the brewery, and was once a colleague of the ballet school director. “And my parents live beside a majorgeneral,” she laughed. Jura’s wish is to partner with other artists, including visual, across Canada to present more Secret Room shows. “It will take a lot of work as it has to be done from scratch,” she said. “We had to make the choreography for each of the songs with the dancers, and for my CD release, we had a string quartet, a band of five musicians, and two dancers. To do that on tour would be a major undertaking.” And yes, it also takes money, but with Jura’s determination, anything’s possible. Jura will be accompanied by Stager and drummer Mark Mariash (who has played with the likes of Jill Barber) on her current tour, which brings her to the Armstrong Inn, Saturday, Jan. 8. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $8. Call 250-546-3056 for more information.

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rom the 1936 Olympics to Second World War Japan’s most brutal POW camps, Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book, Unbroken, is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it’s just as much a page-turner, and is one of the most talkedabout and acclaimed books of this past year. Unbroken details the life story of Louie Zamperini, which was tumultuous from the beginning. As a blue-collar kid in southern California, Zamperini fell in and out of scrapes with the law. By age 19, he’d redirected his energies into sports, becoming a record-breaking disPHOTO SUBMITTED tance runner. Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand has written a He competed in the 2010 best-seller about Second World War prisoner of 1936 Olympic Games war Louie Zamperini. in Berlin where he was expected to be the first thought was “I’m free!” another individual — to run a four-minute But as Hillenbrand in that case, a horse — mile. After an astonshows, Louie was not that confronted long ishing but losing race, yet free. Even odds. Louie was as, return“Louie and hoping for ing home, he Seabiscuit were both gold in the impulsively Californians and both 1940 games, married and on the sports pages in but war tried to build the 1930s,” she says. “I ended those a life, Louie was fascinated. When dreams forremained in I learned about his ever. the Bird’s (Second World War) In May clutches, experiences, I thought, 1943, his B-24 Maureen Curry haunted in ‘If this guy is still alive, crashed into his dreams, I want to meet him.’” the Pacific. drinking to forget, and Now 93, Zamperini After a recordobsessed with venlives an active life in breaking 47 days adrift geance. southern California, on a shark-encircled In one of sevbut his contact with life raft with his pilot, eral sections where Hillenbrand has been they were captured by Hillenbrand steps back restricted to lengthy the Japanese. In the for a larger view, she conversations over the “theater of cruelty” writes movingly of the phone, rather than in that was the Japanese thousands of postwar person. POW camp network, Post Traumatic Stress Suffering from a Louie landed in the Disorder sufferers. debilitating case of cruelest theaters of all: With no help for their chronic fatigue synOmori and Naoetsu, as yet unrecognized ill- drome, Hillenbrand is under the control ness, Hillenbrand says, now confined to her of Corp. Mutsuhiro “there was no one right home in Washington, Watanabe, a pathoway to peace; each man D.C. Because of her logically brutal sadist had to find his own illness, there will (called the Bird by path....” be no author tour camp inmates) who The book’s final for Unbroken, but never killed his vicsection is the story of Zamperini, in good tims outright –– his how, with the help of health, has told her pleasure came from his wife, Louie found publisher that he will their slow, unending his path. promote the book in torment. And Louie, One of the many her place. with his defiant and Over the course unbreakable spirit, was notable aspects of Unbroken is that its of the seven years, Watanabe’s victim of author has never met Hillenbrand worked choice. By war’s end, her subject. on Unbroken, she and Louie was near death. Hillenbrand disZamperini became When Naoetsu covered Zamperini’s close friends, despite was liberated in story while researching never laying eyes on mid-August, 1945, a Seabiscuit, the saga of each other. depleted Louie’s only

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“I call him a virtuoso of joy,” she says. “When things are going bad, I phone him.” Said Zamperini, “Every time I say goodbye to her, I tell her I love her and she tells me, ‘I love you.’ I’ve never known a girl like

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Monday, January 3

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Okanagan School of Ballet students Darlene Munro (left) and Rebekah Bailey have successfully passed their intermediate executant exams with the Royal Academy of Dance. The exams were held in Kelowna in November, with Jean Nuckey of the U.K. examining.

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2011 Winter/Spring LINE-UP Jan 8

JON TREICHEL’S SCATTERED ATOMS

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Tuesday, January 4 6:00

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TICKETS: $15 (members) & $20 (non-members) at BEAN SCENE & BEAN TO CUP coffee houses Doors open 7:15 p.m. Show 8:00 p.m. www.vernonjazzclub.ca

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Special Fundraising Celebration Feb. 26 at Club. Details to follow.

May 18 (Wed) P.J. PERRY/KEVIN DEAN QUINTET “Post Bebop band of Canadian masters”

KARIN PLATO’S SONG AMUSEMENT PARK “Thoughtful, melodic, hip vocals”

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“Unique New York vocalist sings ballads & swing”

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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT

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B.C. pushes for European trade deal Black Press

ports the efforts of Canada to join in other Canada continues to work on a free trade key negotiations, such as the Trans Pacific agreement with the European Union, and Partnership,” said MacDiarmid. Trade with the EU Key Facts that has support in B.C. ■ Largest trading bloc in the world; popMargaret MacDiarmid, tourism, trade ulation of more than 500 million. and investment minister, expects ■ Canada’s second-largest trade a deal will lead to increased trade and investment partner, after the and economic activity for many U.S. B.C. businesses. ■ B.C.’s fourth-largest trading “Free trade with Europe will partner after U.S., Japan, China. provide access to the largest trad■ Conference Board of Canada ing bloc in the world with a popestimates total Canadian sales of ulation of a half-billion people, goods and services to the EU were bringing positive benefits to B.C. more than $150 billion in 2008. EU in areas such as forestry, fisheries, McDiarmid sales to Canada were $440 billion. and clean tech,” she said ■ A joint study in 2008 estiMacDiarmid also believes a Canada-EU free-trade deal could provide mated that a comprehensive Canada-EU new export opportunities for increased tour- trade agreement has the potential to increase Canada’s GDP by at least $12 billion annuism and greater labour mobility. In addition to Europe, British Columbia ally and bilateral trade by $38 billion. ■ B.C.’s exports of goods to the EU were continues to advance trade with Asia-Pacific $1.67 billion in 2009 ($2.6 billion in 2008). economies. ■ B.C. exports include an estimated $544 “The provincial government is encouraged by the recent announcement of talks million of mineral fuels, $268 million of with India toward a comprehensive eco- wood pulp, paper and paper products, and nomic partnership agreement and sup- $209 million of lumber and wood products.

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B.C. officials hope that a trade agreement with Europe will bolster activity at tourism operations like golf resorts.

Make the new year very social

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he start of a new year for many means it is a time to refresh, restart, rejuvenate, replenish and re-energize. The whole concept of creating a new year’s resolution eludes me a little, but then again I am one of those people that never makes a resolution for January 1. While I love the celebration and the welcoming of a new year, I don’t buy that the stroke of 12 midnight brings on a new mind set that offers something that didn’t Val Trevis exist before, was a struggle to do in the previous year, or the only way something new is going to take place. However, I do love the renewed energy that the new year brings to people. For some it is like a shot of adrenaline and a reason to complete a specific task that has been lingering over them for past months. For many business owners that I have spoken with, it represents the promise that they will embark on the adventure of social

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media, or new media as I prefer to call it. New media was certainly an adventure for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and ultimately led us to winning a prestigious 2010 honourable mention for chamber of the year as recognized by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. We became so prominent on new media like Twitter and Facebook that people started recognizing us at events outside of our community and then in conversation, they would quote something we had tweeted! Unbelievable. Facebook is an opportunity for us to continue our message daily, to get the word out about our membership, to share the news of new business in our community, to remind our membership about upcoming events, to share surveys and more than anything stay connected electronically. Twitter is a whole new ball game and the place where I prefer to keep the conversation going about the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. This avenue opens the door to a wider population of followers, different discussions and is an opportunity to introduce yourself to others that you have wanted to

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meet to further your business. A great example of a Twitter introduction is George Moen, president of Blenz, The Canadian Coffee Company, who will be our guest speaker for our breakfast series early in the new year. Moen is someone I have been following on Twitter for the better part of a year now. Just by following his comments, his posts and his links, I have learned how to apply Twitter to our business at the chamber. Then I took the brave step and started the conversation with him as to how I could have him come to Vernon to be a guest speaker at a chamber event. You see, the relationship had started long ago with our first Twitter encounter and over the course of the past six to eight months, my request became so much easier to make and he is coming! Moen proudly describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. With more than 30 years of experience in food and franchising, he specializes in transitioning small businesses into big business success stories. At our Jan. 27 breakfast series, Mr. Moen will speak of the Blenz story of suc-

cess as well as how social media has played in integral role in his business promotions. Moen continues to maximize the potential of the Internet today with a growing success in social media and its marketing opportunities. He is one of the most followed CEOs in North America’s social media. If you are one of those business owners out there saying that your new year’s resolution is to engage in social media in 2011, our breakfast series is a great place to start. Tickets for this event are on sale now at www.vernonchamber.ca but there are a limited number of seats available. If there is one resolution you could activate for your business at the start of 2011, it is most definitely the use of social media. It is not a fad and it is not going away. On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, we wish everyone a Happy New Year. To our chamber membership, thank you for a fantastic 2010 and we look forward to a very prosperous 2011 working together for business. Val Trevis is the general manager of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

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Ashley Pelling (from left) and Sandi Burch, with Scotiabank, present a cheque for $5,600 to Betsy Puff with the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association. The funds were raised during the 11th Annual Scotiabank Silent Auction and proceeds were matched by Scotiabank.

Enderby-area businesses have made the most of the free Small Business Employee Training Program (SBETP). With the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce acting as match-maker, 11 of the 60 North Okanagan SBETP participants came from Enderby and the surrounding area. They utilized more than $8,000 of funding. A wide variety of sectors were represented, including non-profit and charitable organizations, community development and tourism, publishing, theatre, childcare, construction, transportation, agriculture and esthetics. “Every business owner knows that a well-trained employee is the foundation for success,” said Tate Bengtson, chamber executive director. “One of the things that I like best about the SBETP is that the employee training is flexible enough to accommodate a range of needs while linking employee training with business success.” SBETP was funded TAX FREE through the Ministry SAVINGS ACCOUNTS of Regional Economic Canadians can invest up and Skills Development, to $5000 per year and and regionally by avoid paying taxes on their Community Futures investment income. Withdrawals from TFSA’s North Okanagan.

Canadians aid Salvation Army kettle campaign Morning Star Staff

Canadian shoppers helped add more than $200,000 to the Salvation Army Christmas kettles just in time for the holiday season. On Dec. 23, individual Canadians donated more than $100,000 for Walmart’s Fill the Kettle Day at stores nationwide which Walmart Canada matched with a corporate donation of $100,000. Following news that donations to the Salvation Army's national Christmas kettle campaign were lagging, Walmart helped with the shortfall by launching its first-ever Walmart Fill the Kettle Day,

and agreed to match all donations up to a maximum of $100,000. "The Salvation Army is amazed at the generosity of Canadians and extremely grateful for the support of Walmart Canada," said Graham Moore, territorial secretary for public relations and development for the Salvation Army in Canada. "The first-ever Walmart Fill the Kettle Day was a huge success and the funds raised will help The Salvation Army restore hope and dignity to vulnerable people in local communities across Canada." Walmart Canada has raised more than $4.6

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he speed at which a year disappears is shocking. With 2010 wrapped up, there are a few last minute tax issues you may want to consider to help manage your year-end tax burden. Please be sure to consult with your tax advisor before making any decisions. 1. Be sure that all of your charitable donations for the year were made no later than Dec. 31. If you have not paid much attention to charitable giving in the past, maybe now is a good time to consider it. The great news is it is a fantastic way to create a write-off against Kirbey Lockhart your income while supporting some great causes. 2. In light of the above donation, consider that the federal budget now provides for the direct donation of prescribed securities without triggering a taxable capital gain. Simply put, you can now donate shares directly to the charitable organization, rather than having to sell them first and then donating the proceeds. This step saved usually reduces taxes as well. 3. Ensure all expenditures for which you can receive a deduction or tax credit for, such as dues, investment counselling/management fees, alimony and maintenance payments, child care

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expenses and professional fees were paid no later than Dec. 31. 4. For loans between spouses that have been created for income splitting purposes, ensure that the interest on the loan is paid by the lender spouse no later than Jan. 30, 2011. 5. Ensure that RRSP contributions you wish to receive a deduction for are made no later than March 1, 2011. 6. For people investing in flow-through share tax shelters, ensure that such investments were made no later than Dec. 31 though for all intents and purposes, the season of availability is very near to an end during December. 7. For any unrealized losses that exist in a non-registered investment portfolio, ensure that such losses are realized. This assumes that the triggering of such losses makes sense from an investment perspective as well. The last date to make these sales in 2010 was Dec. 24. 8. For certain employees, consider deferring the receipt of certain income such as bonuses or the exercise of stock option benefits until 2010 in order to defer the declaration of such income. This list is certainly not exhaustive however it may be helpful to consider as we close in on the end of the decade. Enjoy the holiday season. Kirbey Lockhart is an author and investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Vernon. Opinions are those of the author and may not reflect those of BMO Nesbitt Burns.

million for Salvation Army since 2007. They also support many of its programs by collecting food, clothing and toys for families in need. The Christmas campaign helps the Salvation Army provide direct, hands-on service to more than 1.6 million people in Canada each year. Last year, more than $18 million was raised in the kettles nationwide, an all time record. Donations to the 2010 campaign can still be made at www.SalvationArmy.ca, by calling 1-800725-2769, or via mail to the Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ont. M4H 1P4.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is likely to be a rewarding day for you, but if you’re expectations are too high, you could still be disappointed. Be realistic about what you can hope for.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) It’s quite likely that wherever you go, you will be highly popular and well-received. Do have a good time and enjoy yourself, but guard against overindulgence of any kind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Follow your heart when dealing with one with whom you have emotional bonds, but don’t necessarily expect adoring overtures in return. S/he could merely be too tired to respond in kind.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If there is something in particular you would like to accomplish, put both your mind and muscles on it, because wishful thinking alone won’t get you want you want.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) The probabilities of you receiving something extremely nice look good, but it won’t be due to luck. It will only happen if you’ve done all you that has been asked of you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Because you tend to be more of a talker than a doer right now, you might have to force yourself to be a little less vocal and bit more industrious. It’s a matter of making a concerted effort. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If you have only a certain amount of funds left to take care of all your needs, a decision might have to be made regarding where and when you should use them. Try to make sound choices. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) People will be more receptive to your ideas if you don’t try to force them down everyone else’s throats. Try to just be one among the group instead of acting like an elected leader.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Your social plans could sputter a bit if you’re too tired from yesterday to fully enjoy what you had planned. Do what you can to be sociable, but don’t try to be the life of the party.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder I hope all of my readers and their families enjoy a happy and healthy 2011. And let’s get the year off to a good start with one of my favorite deals. It was declared by Jamilla Spangenberg from the Netherlands during the 1st World Youth Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Since North-South had bid game to make when vulnerable against nonvulnerable opponents, North’s pass over West’s undisciplined five spades was forcing -- Spangenberg had either to double or to bid higher. And since she had such a shapely hand, she was happy to go to six hearts. West led his spade ace and continued with

the spade king. How did Spangenberg continue after ruffing? Declarer wanted to establish either her club suit or dummy’s diamonds. She cashed her club ace, then ruffed a club. When West played the queen, it was clear that he had started with a doubleton. (If West also held the club king, he had 12 high-card points, too many for his pre-emptive three-spade overcall.) South cashed dummy’s diamond ace and ruffed a diamond with her heart king, West discarding a spade. Now declarer knew that West had started with 7-3-1-2 distribution. And playing on that assumption, she led a

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MCMILLAN, Clarence James Alexander

With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Clarence James Alexander McMillan, at the age of eighty-eight years, in Vernon, BriƟsh Columbia on December 18, 2010. Mac, as he was fondly called, was born March 8, 1922 in Regina, Saskatchewan and was raised on a farm in Saskatchewan. At an early age he leŌ home and became a mechanic in the Air Force. Eventually he moved west with his wife and two sons and raised their family in Taylor and Fort St.John, B.C. Mac had many talents being a welder, mechanic and truck driver which he loved the most. He will be greatly missed and remembered as an easy going, thoughƞul man. He was predeceased by his son, Douglas McMillan. Mac will be forever loved and his memory held dear in the hearts of his dear wife, Margaret, to whom he was married for sixty-one years; son, Gregory (Charlene) and two grandchildren: Kara McMillan and Kyle (Krystal) McMillan. He is further survived by his sister, Jean Jaeger. A CelebraƟon of Life will be held Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Personal AlternaƟve Funeral Services, (4417 – 29 Street, Vernon, B.C.) with Pastor Rick Corak oĸciaƟng. Interment will take place following the service in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donaƟon in memory of Clarence James Alexander McMillan to the Heart & Stroke FoundaƟon (4- 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9). The family wishes to thank the staī at Oakside Manor and Heritage Square for their excellent care. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email:vernon@ myalternaƟves.ca Arrangements entrusted to: Personal AlternaƟve Funeral Services Vernon 250-558-0866, Armstrong 250-546-7237

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Vernon & District Animal Care Society Lost & Found Cat Registry LOST: #10223 - “Piper” - Orange tabby, white bib/paws/tum., long hair, large n.male, tattoo. 36th St., nr. Lincoln Lanes. Reward. #10224 - “Schultzie” - Light orange tabby, sht. hair, dark watery eyes, n.male. Ploeger Rd., nr. BX Dog Park. Reward. #10225 - “Boo” - Black, white bib/paws/tum., long hair, large n.male, tattoo. Spartan Rd., & Pearson Rd., BX area. Reward.

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In Memoriam

Paul J. Dalgarno

All our love, your family

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There are snowflakes on the windowsill There’s hoarfrost on the trees Sparkling in the moonlight Glistening in the breeze The wind blows where it wishes Calling out your name Whirling with sweet memories Rekindling your flame Missing you, Lorali Dad, Mom, Cindy and Shelley

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

KPMG in Vernon is currently looking for an accounting technician –

In loving Memory of Lorali Jane Sanjenko 24 Nov 1956 02 Jan 2003

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Help Wanted ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 A-DEBT-FREE LIFE. We’ll help you. Call MNP 877-8982580. Free consultation in your area Creditor proposals, trustee in bankruptcy, 3201620 Dickson Ave. KelownaResident office, Appointments available in your area. Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & USA. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability need apply. Dedicated tractors, paid drops & direct deposit, no phone calls please Fax resume 250-546-3542 DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB. Full-time live-in caregiver in private Vernon home for Senior with disabilities, salary $8/hr. secondary school or equivalent, 1yr or more exp. during past 3 yrs, reg. household duties, must speak & write German, must be experienced driver w/vehicle email: florianriecker@gmail.com Full-time Logging Processor Operator needed in the Vernon area. 1-2 yrs experience a must. Fax resume 250-542-3587 or email: spence06@telus.net. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca Medical Office Trainees Needed! Drs & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Drs & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 RECEPTIONIST. Our busy, modern dental office requires a part-time receptionist, afternoons 4d/wk. You must have strong computer and verbal skills. Clinical or administrative dental office experience required. Apply in person with CV and refs. to Nadine c/o Dr. Gary Wessels, 3101-35th Avenue, Vernon. Skilled Framing Carpenters, Please send resume to: john_skyridge@shaw.ca

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services P/T FRONT DESK AGENT at Chinook/Oasis Motel. Available evenings & weekends. Apply in person at 1884 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.

Office Support Clerk OFFICE EMPLOYEE required for Lynx Well Testing based in Coldstream. Strong computer skills required. Experience with Excel essential, Simply Accounting and Access preferred. We offer full time employment, a benefit package after 3 months, a flexible work environment and competitive wages. E-mail resumes to r.sauer@telus.net.

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DAY HIRES Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL “Seasonal Pickers, Landscaping & Yard Maintenance Skilled Trades People”

Contact Steve 250-542-4041 AUTO PAINTING Body Work - Rust Repair Free Estimates ** Affordable Prices ** 35 yrs. Experience “QUALITY WORK”

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ARENA FACILITY ATTENDANT I Up to 30 hours/week on call Immediately — Mid-April 2011 (approximately) Competition #: 86-COV-10 Closing Date: Internal Applicants - December 22, 2010 External Applicants - January 6, 2011 Rate of Pay: $24.60 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Band: 4 — Schedule B (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement) Days/Hours: Varies with a potential for up to 30 hours/week, on call. Special Notes: Must possess RSA Certificate and be able to provide an acceptable criminal record check. Qualified applicants must apply for a criminal record check at the time of application. -------------------------------Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for complete job description and method of application.

Work Wanted HANDYMEN SERVICES SNOWPLOWING, Reno’s, painting, Snowblower Repair etc. James 250-938-2709 Journeyman Plumber / Handyman - reasonable rates. (Wes) 250-938-6319 Ad runs Sundays only. LET us watch your home while your away, snow removal, rubbish removal. 250-308-4190 MASTER HANDYMAN, 35 YRS EXP. RENO’S AND PAINTING. Repair, remove & replace. WILF 250-938-9392. Trained tree pruner or any odd jobs are welcome. Call Brian 250-558-9200

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Reliable and committed

Vernon Nissan – A Member of the Sentes Auto Group

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Vernon Nissan invites you to join our ever expanding team with a newly created position within our award-winning New and Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Department. Work within a very supportive team environment at a state-ofthe-art import automotive facility. Although automotive industry experience is not a requirement, candidates must have a proven track record of success in sales. This individual will develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a professional image of the company. Integrity, passion, and excellent presentational skills are essential for this role. Come and see why we are the largest automotive group in the Okanagan as we continue to set new benchmarks and expand our presence in the valley. The Sentes Auto Group offers an excellent compensation package, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email with resume, cover letter, and references to pamelagarwasiuk@sentes.com.

Call Paul:

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Vernon Nissan 6417 Hwy. 97N, Vernon • www.vernonnissan.com DL#30811

We are currently looking for a graphic designer to work with our marketing department (in Vernon, BC) on a full time basis. This person will be responsible for creating signage, newsletters, direct mail pieces, newspaper & magazine ads, event materials, web banners, and product placement in our flyer as well as other marketing tasks as requested. We are a fun, healthy organization and our marketing department is one that works well together and enjoys regular brainstorming sessions and lunch meetings!! You will have your own work space, computer and everything you need to do your job including access to Lynda.com, Shutterstock, and numerous online training and inspirational websites. We also have a detailed 2011 Marketing Guideline Package for you to work with to ensure all fonts and logos are used properly in your creative endeavors. We offer competitive wages, a positive and healthy work environment and great staff incentives & contests!! You must possess the ability to balance creativity with time management and be able to communicate effectively within the department and with our stores across B.C. Please only apply if you are comfortable and confident in using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and have a keen eye for design, layout, typography and setting files up to print - all on a PC environment. We look forward to meeting you. If you are interested in applying for this position, mail/drop off resume to BOX 14 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave Vernon, BC V1T1P5

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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 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

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

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Rubbish Removal

Great West Equipment is currently seeking a Journeyman Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic or Equivalent for our Vernon Location. Applicants should have 3 – 5 years working experience in Forestry & Construction Heavy Duty Equipment. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in Volvo, & Metso diagnostics and repairs. Additional experience with pipe laying, & rock crushers would be a definite asset. Please apply: Human Resources Attn: Lynda Wagner lwagner@gwequipment.com Fax 250-549-3304.

Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter and emergency vet care financial assistance for low income owners • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER

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

15 gal. fish tank w/all accessories, incl; heater, filter, air rater, even fish if you want! $100. 250-306-2752

Snowclearing

2 Teacup Maltese/Pom X. 1 M 1 F. $400 each. 1st shots & dewormed. 250-542-7261

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

Feed & Hay (70) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $6.00/60lb bales. 250-547-6546. CLEAN dry wheat straw, round bales, 1100-1200/lbs $40/ea. delivered $50/ea. 250558-9509 First cut round $55 bale. Second cut round. $60bale. 600 lb bales. Alfalfa grass mix, some square bales avail. 250-8337785. Free manure, you pay for trucking, Call 250-804-6720 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

Computer Services

HEAVY DUTY – FIELD TECHNICIAN REQUIRED

Livestock Certified organic beef $2/lb. on the hook. Beef Bull Red Angus. Nubin billybuck, very gentle. Katahdin ram, very gentle. 250-838-7621

Free to good home, 8 month old male kitten, house trained, friendly w/dog. 250-260-3951 Male Bichon pups, great disposition, litter trained, non shedding, micro chipped, 1st shots, $550. 250-832-4923 Purebred female Jack Russell pup, well socialized w/ beautiful color markings, will make great show or agility dog & great family pet. Ready to go Jan.4. $600.obo 250-3097230. Purebred Shitzu, male 7.5 mo., crate trained, shots to date,$500. (250)546-2007 Satin Angora rabbits for sale, born Sept 14. friendly & used to being handled, easy to groom, call Andrea 250-5035416 Tellington Ttouch Training for companion animals, offers positive solutions for fear, anxiety, aggression, etc. based problems. Individual sessions. Call 250-260-3109

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

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

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

542-8620

WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

14 years serving the community

KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION

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You WILL be noticed

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

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

Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

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

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130

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TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

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Available on short notice!

WINDOWS & DOORS

CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

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FREE ESTIMATES • LOW RATES

Make Your Snow Clearing Our Problem MOST Driveways ONLY $30!

CLEANING

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250-550-7900 Computer Equipment Complete computer system, Acer computer, Epson printer, LCD monitor, wireless keyboard & mouse, speakers, still under warranty till Nov/11, $650. 250-558-8167

Firearms CASH - I buy Pellet guns, working or not. Enderby. curlybox728@hotmail.com or 250-804-8698

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

Free Items FREE to a good home, beautiful Clairtone Cabinet model Stereo, as new, AM-FM 3 spd changer. Call 250-545-5790 too big for me now.

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

Firewood/Fuel DRY AND SEASONED Firewood Residential and Commercial sales, split and delivered. Delivery from Peachland to Oyama. Pine - $160/cord Fir - $200/cord Please call 250826-2324 PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.

Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647 QUEEN size memory foam mattress. Brand New! Retail $1400 sell $495 250-550-6647

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

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Garden Equipment

Misc. for Sale

John Deere snowblower 8hp 32� chains, electric start $400. 250-503-2177

Air Mattress Bed with remote control. Top quality & in pristine shape. $100 obo. 250542-2058

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL Shipping Containers/Bridges Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20’24’,40’,45’,48’,53’ Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,200! Semi Trailers for hi way & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies Bariatric Invicare Wheelchair, used very little, comes with custom cushion, footrests & extended brake handles. 18L x 21â€? seat measures. $650. 250546-3392 NEW TDX-SP elec. wheelchair & accessories 18 inch seat. Pd over $10,000. - Steal at $6,000. obo Assist pole $100 ďŹ rm 250-546-8047

Misc. for Sale

Six 8’ X 20’ Steel

SHIPPING CONTAINERS Available for $3,000 each.

Call 250-558-5368

NEW SHIPPING CONTAINER 10’6� long x 9’6� high High Cube $

3500

Call (250) 804-6146 60â€? BURTON SNOWBOARD $50 This board has seen major fun and it’s still in great shape! Includes Flow bindings. Call 250.307.4476 $50 ďŹ rm. 6’ 3.hitch snowblade. $300. obo. 7’ 3. w/new paint. $250. obo. 250-379-2719.

GET SMARTER COPIES Postcards, business cards, Flyers, envelopes, invoice books, Posters, book binding, invitations, Calendars, rafe tickets, Brochures, menu’s, memo pads & custom tabs. 260-1970 email: getsmartercopies@telus.net www.getsmartercopies.com

WINDOW CLEANERS • Homes • Commercial • Seasonal Cleaning • Decoration Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA

Garage Sales

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CASH - I buy Pellet guns, working or not. Enderby. curlybox728@hotmail.com or 250-804-8698

COUNTRY SERENITY

Acreage for Sale • 1.2 Acres with views, 10 minutes to Vernon 15 minutes to ski • Beautiful updates, 2650 sq. ft., 3 levels • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, ofďŹ ce, large games rm • Open concept, awesome custom kitchen, modern bathrooms • Hardwood oors, heated tile in bathrms • NO HST

$459,000

Man’s XL down jacket (Forest green) Good cond. $25. 250545-6783

Apt/Condos for Sale

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 $2000 obo. (250)546-8768

ARE YOU IN A RENT RUT? $

Misc. Wanted CASH - I buy Pellet guns, working or not. Enderby. curlybox728@hotmail.com or 250-804-8698 I am a private collector and want to buy your old coin collection & accumulations. Todd, 250-864-3521 SCRAP & BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERYGold/Silver coins top prices paid on the spot- Raven Traders, 2904 30th Ave. (250)549-4322 Wanted: Cash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

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Also 4 Kal Lake view lots for sale

LOOKING TO BUY REAL ESTATE? has more properties for sale in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies combined.*

It could last forever! Own your own 2 bedroom condo

DISTRESS SALES Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

8088 Silver Star Road

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TEXAS U.S.A BEST BUY Own your own 20 acre ranch in booming West Texas only $395 per acre, $99.00 per month guaranteed ďŹ nancing. Call 1-800-875-6568

Kid’s bedroom set: mate’s bed, mattress, headboard, night stand, dresser. Gently used $250. 250-550-4841

250-550-7900 FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

New home or renovations. Call Okanagan Blue Print. Plan NOW for SPRING building. 250-558-8791

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Home Gym, new treadmill & bench press complete with weights. New 28� snowblower. Ph 250-307-5131

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WINDOW CLEANING

KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

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* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

New Construction or Renovations

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Misc. for Sale Here’s to a

“New Year�

has new listings hitting the market daily. Why not call a agent today at Vernon 549-4161; Armstrong 546-3119; Lumby 547-9266; Enderby 838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/07

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Mortgages 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

Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 1:30-3:00 DAILY ✦ MUST SELL! ✦

33-7760 OK Landing Road ‘SEASONS’! Call Lawrence 250.306.1945 Lee Bliss Realty

Apt/Condo for Rent

1 BEDROOM

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

250-542-7723

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

250-549-2770 VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon ADULT ORIENTED 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F.S., D/W, AC, laundry H.U., close to Kal Beach & Vernon Golf. Available Immed.

Apt/Condo for Rent Maple Ridge Gardens Luxury Living

Spacious & Deluxe 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo, Gas Fireplace, Lge. Sundeck. Secure & monitored mature adult building, Guest suite, Library + Rec room, UG parking. $995, incl. heat, F&S, DW. NS, NP. Cat OK. 250-309-2000

1 bedroom 595.00 Adult Bldg/Hydro not Incl. No pets/parties/drugs Call 250 558 5020. 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

Westmount Apts 2 Bdrm Apartment Secure Senior Building No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl.

MOVE IN INCENTIVES

250-545-7251 250-503-7315

Seniors Building 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon

grocery, on bus route, covered

• From $625 to $725 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets

parking, summer swimming pool,

Move In Incentives

$825/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ADULT ORIENTED Bachelor apartment, close to

on-site laundry. Available Immed. $540/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ADULT ORIENTED

250-558-9696 250-503-7315 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

Private 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo,

250-542-5580

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

Commercial/ Industrial

Commercial/ Industrial

F.S., DW, A/C, on-site laundry, new carpets & paint. Available Immed. $800/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

Industrial Zoned 3000sq. ft. shop by Squires Pub. Hwy. access, automotive, warehouse, manufacturing or retail. 3 phase power, overhead crane. Shop, office space, shared secured compound, attached bachelor suite also available. (250) 309-1925.

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

250-542-8989

The CLIFFS 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 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. 1 & 2 bdrm Suites, NP, NS, near Bus/Shopping/Schubert Ctre, clean/well maintained, Seniors, 250-275-8066 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 condo, Vernon, close to downtown, $675/mo. (250)838-6904 1BDRM downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, util/inc. $800/mo. (250)260-3196 1bdrm small & large $575$700 & 1bdrm bsmt suite, $600/mo. incl/util, no dogs. (250)545-8443, 250-307-4948. 2bdrm, 1bath, balcony, central location, new paint, small pet ok. n/s. $850/mo. avail. Jan 1. 250-545-0529, 250-308-8878 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $750/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 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, $800 +util., n/s, n/p, close to town. Laundry on site. (250)308-5006 2BDRM, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $800/mo. R.R. 250-804-6854.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

BACHELOR suite with balcony, furnished or unfurnished, avail. immed. (250)541-0077 Bach. in quiet D/T location, 35+ F/S, A/C, H/W, cable incl. $580 + DD. 250-549-4220 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 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 RICKFORD MANOR. 1 & 2bdrm suites, NS, NP, adult bldg. Call 250-545-1412 Spacious 2bdrm/2bath with elevator. N/S, n/p. Adult building. $950/mo. (250)546-8857 VERNON. 2 bdrm condo, in suite laundry, lease, $850/mo + util, ground floor, Jan.15/Feb.1st, 250-804-9167 Very Quiet Secure Building Super large & bright. 1 bdrm totally renovated, new appliances. 2 bdrm, gorgeous view. Very clean. 250-545-8985

4BDRM, +den, 2 full baths, fenced yard, DW, WD, near Fulton, cul-de-sac, single garage, NS/NP, $1300/mo +util. 250-308-1148, 250-503-7273 ACREAGE / pets ok. 1bdrm near Walmart.Senior discount. $625. 1-877-803-7168. BRIGHT 2bdrm, close to downtown, $850/mo +hydro. 250-549-4315, 250-306-9385. Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. Newly reno’d 3bdrm, 2bath, OK Landing, lg yard & deck, close to schools, ns, pets neg. $1100/mo. 250-542-2085

2bdrm, level-entry, downtown, large yard, & shed, W/D, NS avail immed., R.R., $875/mo +util. 250-558-8226. 2bdrm up, 2 down, Seaton School area, fenced yard, sm. pet ok, $1100/mo. +util. avail. immed. 250-938-5626 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, s/f, w/d, dw, mw, a/c & f/p, pets neg, n/s, $1200 incl. util. Feb1. 250275-4906. 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 4bdrm approx 3000sq/ft. Priv quiet area near Swan Lake. Lrg yard. New furn. Nice view. R.R. $1275+util 250-763-2106 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4-bdrm, East Hill, n/s, n/p, $1500/mo + util, Avail Immed (250)558-5459 Avail. Jan. 1. 3bdrm Home in Whitevale, $900/mo., with option to lease 700sqft of attached commercial space. 250-542-4494 DESERT COVE 40+ HOME own lot, 5-appl. move in ready. Call 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, NP NS, $1000. Avail now. (250)545-5841 Lumby 3bdrm, reno’d, big yrd, n/s, pets neg., $1250 + utils & dd. RR. Jan15. 250-550-6222 (New) 3bdrm 2 full/bath, upper flr, Bella Vista, 1800sqft. family rm, garage, a/c, 5appl, shared laundry, n/s, n/p, Avail. Jan 15 $1100 + half util.250-260-4246 New Home 4bdrm on acreage, 5min from Falkland, $1275 (250)379-2774, 250-938-1124 Okanagan Landing Log Home, in-town, borders designated Ribbons of Green walkway. 1000sq.ft. basement storage, 2 bath, hardwood, granite, gas F/P,A/C, stainless appl., incl. DW,W/D, heated dble garage. NS. pet neg. $1750/mo, lg yard, maint. incl. 250-503-2227. Not for Sale. Reno’d 2bdrm +den, main fl. +part bmsn’t, Vernon, Jan. 15, d/w, w/d, storage, fenced yard. $1150. 604-306-3530 RENT-TO-OWN: 4 br Vernon homes from $1600/mo with $5k down, 4 br with lake view in Peachland, $10K down from $2000/mo 250-309-2565 Small 1 bdrm home, large workshop, pleasant location, N/P. $850/mo. Avail Jan 1. 250-542-9154 Vernon

Commercial/ Industrial Office for rent, busy location, $400/mo. +HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd floor, Call Susan (250)558-5003 WAREHOUSE, office, shop, retail, wholesale, very good rate. 314-7225, 250-550-4178.

Cottages / Cabins VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon SEASONAL BROOKS LANE Close in 3 bdrm home on OK Lake. CP, F.S., W.D., DW, gas FP, great location on water front. Available Immed until June 30. $1200/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 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

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Armstrong 1bdrm, $675/mo. no pets. 250-838-9316 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

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, shower only, fenced yard, $800 + utilities. References checked. 250-545-7644 or 250-550-5832 2bdrm large quiet 4plex, w/d hook up, cat ok, no dogs, $795/mo. util/incl. 250-5424310, 250-308-9738 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. Dec. 15. $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 2bed, 1/2 duplex, newly reno’d, $850, 4601 Bolduc Rd. BX, avail. Feb 1.250-550-6063 4bdrm, + additional rec. rm, newly reno’d, $1100/mo. close to downtown, 250-503-7309

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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.

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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

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

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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon CLOSE TO TOWN Comfortable 2 bdrm older home, full bsmt, carport, extra parking, fenced yard, F.S., W.D. $850/mo. Sorry, NS. Small pet okay

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250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite in complex. Shared washrooms, all utilities including cable TV. $550 • 1 bdrm apartment in Mountain View in city center. F&S, stall parking, in-building laundry. $700 • 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo in Lake Country. Top floor unit, newer bldg, outdoor pool. F&S, W&D, DW. $950 • 2 bdrm lower suite of new home in Foothills. Incl. utilities, nice covered patio, 2 full baths, 5 appliances, great finishing & good size. $1,100

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm basement suite in lower Mission Hill. Includes utilities, fenced yard, F&S, W&D. $800 • 2 bdrm upper condo in Lumby. Renovated, looks great, all laminate floors, 5 appliances, balcony, big master bdrm, 900 sqft. $800. • 2 bdrm, centrally located. 3 stall parking, newer laminate floors, balcony, F&S, 720 sqft. $750. • 3 bdrm townhome, 2½ bath, great condition, Harwood. NP, NS. $1,000 • 3 bdrm ½ side of duplex 1½ bath, new flooring & paint. F&S. W&D hookups. $900

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 4 bdrm large half side of duplex in Harwood. Upstairs renovated, looks great. Fenced yard, no pets. $1,100 • 4 bdrm home in Fintry (Westside). 1½ bath, large deck, F&S, W&D optional. $1,000 • 5 bdrm large older home, 5 acres, on OK Ave, close to town. Wood heated workshop, fenced 3 ac for livestock, wrap-around deck, 2 living rooms, 5 appliances, well water. $2,000 2bdrm house, $900/mo. N/P, N/S, laundry, sun deck, avail. Jan 1. (250)542-9403 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 2bed, 1/2 duplex, newly reno’d, $850 4601 Bolduc Rd. BX, avail. Feb 1.250-550-6063

Motels,Hotels 1bdrm, kitchen, n/s, very quiet Motel low weekly/monthly, responsible single.250-558-6837

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. Visit our Website at www.victorianvernon.com

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450/mo. incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Armstrong - furn rm. $500/mo or Room & Board $700. Sharing house etc. Must be mature & responsible. 250-546-0357. Close to town, 2 rms for rent $500 or $375. Shared bath. Sec. deposit. 250-308-1147

Storage HWY.6 Mini Storage. 4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090.

Suites, Lower

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon SINGLE WORKING PERSON Spacious 1 bdrm in Coldstream, covered parking, hot tub, private. Available Immed. $700/mo. includes all utilities, cable & internet. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 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, 5112 19th St close to Wal-Mart N/P, N/S. 2BDRM 1700 Mission Rd., pet ok, f/s w/d, Avail.now (250)549-6554 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm level entry, fully reno’d, very quiet area, large tree’d backyard, hot water/inc. N/S only, N/P, $600. 250-545-1220 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $750 util & cable incl 250-309-6340 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. $750/mo incl.all utilities, wireless internet, & cable. R.R. Avail Imm. 250-503-1270. 2BD, Enderby, newer large, open, view, incl. utils, laundry rm, must see. $1095/mo. (250)503-6533 2Bdrm Bright, New, Cozy Lower East Hill. N/s N/p, cable, shared W/D, $900 +1/2 util. 250-308-1383 2 BDRM bsmt, renod, sep ent, w/d, yard, parking & utilities. NS. $850 +DD , 250-542-5294 2bdrm, Coldstream, util/w/d incl., n/p, $800. ref’s req. (250)542-7003 2bdrm, kitchen, livingroom, full bath, new bsmn’t, level entry, close to schools, $900 util/incl. 250-307-8009 Bachelor suite, $400/mo. incl. heat & power, ns/np, located 11kms East of Lumby on Hwy 6. 250-547-9425 East Hill lovely 2bdrm suite avail Jan 1, attractive colours, very clean. Incl appls, off street prkg. N/S. $900 incl utils, cable & wifi. Call 250545-0117 or 250-309-2249 Fully furnished upscale 1bdrm, mature adult, private entry, view, parking, extras. n/s, n/p, DD, $850 incl util (250)558-0374 LOWER EAST HILL New 1 bdrm. Short walk downtown. Features W/D and DW. All Utilities included. N/S. $800. Call 250-308-8796


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ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com Attractive 30 year old lady is available 11am-10pm in Vernon. 250-558-5969 Sexxxy & Sweet. Busty, Beautiful Treat, Asian Mix Princess, 26. 250-859-9584

Suites, Upper 1bdrm, ground level, $600/mo. NP, close to Pizza Hut, (250)307-6661 1bdrm, short-term rental, DecApril. gorgeous top floor, 1200sq.ft. lakeshore, partially furnished, Dec 1. $850/mo. NP/NS, 250-308-1917 2bdm fully reno’d, very large & clean, balcony w/private entry, covered prkg, A/C, large tree’d backyard, quiet area, $775/mo. N/S, no dogs. ph 250-545-1220. 2BDRM, f/s, w/d, avail Jan 1. N/S, N/P, D.D, 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 $900 util/incl. Vernon, n/s, n/p, suitable for couple. Avail Jan.15. 250-549-5054.

Townhouses

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon NEARLY NEW - THE ROCK 3 bdrm townhouse, stainless steel appliances, F.S., D/W, W.D., central air, family welcome. Available immediately. $1250/mo. + H2O. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 EAST HILL/HARWOOD large 3bd, 1ba in Clean/Quiet family complex. Freshly painted, private patio. Pool & courtyard w/playground, close to Harwood school, NS, indoor cat considered. $1050/mo. +util. + DD. Avail Jan 1, 250-260-0359

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

Auto Accessories/Parts ENGINES - 2 Running Engines with transmissions attached. One is a 350 and one is 302. Asking price for each one is $350.00 TIRES - Also have many used winter tires in great shape 13’ and 14’, prices range between $25-$40 per tire. Contact 250517-0824, please leave a msg. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Cars - Domestic 1984 Dodge Ram Pickup with snow blade. $800.00 obo. 250-546-3392 1993 Dodge Spirit, 4-cyl, a/c, no rust, runs good, $1500.obo. (250)260-1858, 250-550-0458

Cars - Sports & Imports 2001 Volkswagon Passat GLX 4motion wagon. 165,000km fully loaded, summers & winters on rims. Exc family car. $8800. 250-558-9969 2002 Volvo S60 T5, fully loaded, 150kms, 300hp intake exhaust, custom brakes, winter & summer tires & rims, $11,000 obo. 250-938-2868 2003 Toyota Echo 4dr Sedan, p/s, p/b, a/c, reliable, economical, $4500 obo. 250-549-1151

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$

MSRP CASH DISCOUNT

$32,340 $

5,950

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545-0531

1-888-545-0531 6425 Hwy. 97N, VERNON

(on top of the Swan Lake Auto Mile) DEALER NO 8718

DON DEROWIN

Sales Manager

COLLEEN MAXNUK

Business Manager

HEATHER LADUKE

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