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Green light given to Duteau project RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
More enhancements to Greater Vernon’s water supply are proceeding under pressure from the Interior Health Authority. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee has given early budget authorization for $160,000 to be spent on the Duteau Creek filtration pilot project and conceptual design. “It’s important that we finish it this year because we may be ordered to do it,” said Arnold Badke, the North Okanagan Regional District’s engineering general manager.
“It’s important that we finish it this year.” — Arnold Badke IHA has stated that filtration must be in place by 2015, and that a pilot study and the selection of treatment technology must occur by late 2012. “Greater Vernon has currently been out of compliance with the Drinking Water Protection Act for several years,” Dr. Paul Hasselback,
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Nicol. Support for the pilot project was unanimous. “It’s doing our due diligence and collecting the data we need to collect,” said director Jim Garlick. However, there are some concerns that IHA is forcing GVAC to take a direction that may not be necessary. “What happens if we don’t do filtration?” said director Mike Gavinchuk. “Is the water that bad? Maybe we should challenge filtration.” Director Wayne Lippert points out that data presented by IHA is from 2007 and may not reflect the
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â€œThe half circle eases the pressure a lot better and it takes more to bring it down,â€? he said of his design. â€œI enjoy building things and Iâ€™m good at math.â€? Halbgwachs is also getting pretty good at cooking pasta. â€œI get some help from dad with that,â€? he said. Halbgwachs won $1,500, which he will split with Mazu. Mazu placed first in the secondary school category, which required the lightest bridge built to hold a one-kilogram weight for five minutes. â€œAt the heart of the competition is the idea of promoting science and technology to elementary and high school students,â€? says
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Commonage asked about fire protection RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Residents of the rural part of the Commonage will be asked for their thoughts on fire protection. The North Okanagan Regional District is considering pursuing interest in a fire service for 98 properties along Commonage Road, Bailey Road and Highway 97. “I get e-mails from people concerned about the situation,” said director Mike Gavinchuk. Both Coldstream and Vernon have turned down requests to have their departments respond to fires there. The properties are part of Area B, which includes Swan Lake and a portion of the BX. Those areas are served by the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department, and a limited response to the Commonage may be possible. “Limited response is intended to reflect the fact that response times may exceed 20 minutes, which for an aggressive fire could represent total loss of a structure,” said Ron Baker, protective services manager, in a memo. “The primary benefit of such a response would be to control
“Their fire trucks go right by these people.” — Mike Gavinchuk if possible the fire spreading to adjacent structures.” Insurance companies do not recognize an area beyond eight kilometres from a fire hall as having protection. Given that the shortest distance from the BX fire hall to the Commonage is 13 kilometres, a reduction in insurance premiums is not anticipated. Residents will be asked if they want to establish a protection area to access the BX fire service. After the input pro-
cess, NORD will not likely take any further action unless a petition for service is received from more than 50 per cent of the property owners representing 50 per cent of the property value. Gavinchuk believes Vernon firefighters are the only viable option for residents. “Their fire trucks go right by these people to get to Predator Ridge,” he said. “The city should be willing to help. The residents would be willing to pay for the service.”
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Garbage focus of survey RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Rural residents will be asked if they want to get rid of garbage on their own or if mandatory collection is needed. The North Okanagan Regional District may conduct a waste collection survey in BX-Swan Lake, BX-Silver Star, rural Lumby and rural Enderby. “We’re trying to find out if the current service is adequate or if they want something different,” said Rick Fairbairn, rural Lumby director. Presently, rural residents have two choices take the waste to the landfill themselves or hire a company to collect it. Fairbairn isn’t convinced his constituents would embrace mandatory curbside collection as occurs in Vernon or other municipalities. “There would be a cost because our area is so spread out,” he said. Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director, admits he isn’t hearing a lot of demand for mandatory collection. “There isn’t a big push. It’s not necessarily coming from the public,” he said. However, Macnabb says the concept of mandatory collection should be considered because residents and small haulers going to the landfill generates a lot of traffic. “From a greenhouse gas issue, is it more efficient to self-haul or have one service?” he said. NORD staff have heard from residents who favour the current system and from others who want a curbside collection service. “Due to this conflicting information, staff would like to solicit
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The Salvation Army continues to collect items for the people impacted by the Feb. 25 apartment fire. A warehouse/distribution centre has been established at the former Coopers building on 43rd Avenue. “We are still in need of kitchen tables and chairs, couches and chairs, box spring and mattress sets with frames, coffee and end tables, dressers and lamps,” said David MacBain,
community ministries director. Presently, there is not a need for clothing, kitchen items and TVs. Cash donations for the victims of the Skyline Manor apartment fire can be made at the Salvation Army at 3303 32nd Ave. or by going to www. vernonbcfoodbank.com. Donations can also be made at the Red Cross, 2809 44th Ave., or at Valley First, VantageOne and Interior Savings credit unions.
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VantageOne takes top prize Morning Star Staff
Last year they walked off with Employer of the Year. This time around, VantageOne Credit Union collected the top honour. The North Okanagan-based financial services provider was named Business of the Year at the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce annual Business Excellence Awards gala Saturday night at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. VantageOne, which operates two branches in Vernon, one in Armstrong and another in Edgewood, beat out a field of nearly 100 businesses that received awards nominations. The five-person judging panel was hard-pressed to whittle the field down to 27 finalists in nine categories. Each finalist had a short video detailing their business aired before Saturday nightâ€™s sellout crowd. â€œJudging for the awards is an inspiring experience, as the nominee has garnered the attention and support of their nominator, and that nominator has taken the time and energy to create a package on their behalf, in support of the nomination,â€? said chamber president Deb Leroux, one of the judges. Other panel members included Betty Gaudet (BMO), Jane Lister (Community Futures), Ruby Sharma (City Furniture) and Mike Benedek (Resort TV). The 2011 Business Excellence Awards winners are: â– Small Business of the Year: GumTree Catering. â– Young Entrepreneur of the Year: www.vernondeals.ca. â– Marketer of the Year: Predator Ridge Resort. â– Personal/Professional Business of the Year: Brenda Hala Photography. â– Employer of the Year: Nixon Wenger Lawyers LLP. â– Sterling Service Award: OK Tire. â– New Business Of The Year: Blenz Coffee. â– Green Business Of The Year: Briteland Holdings Ltd.
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t was ugly. Watson, IBM’s digital “Jeopardy” contestant, kicked 74-time winner Ken Jennings’ butt during a much-publicized Man-vs.-Computer match. It has led to all kinds of speculation that, some day soon, computers will start doing things only humans could do before. That is scary. Do we really want to live in a world where computers rob 7-Elevens, cheat on their wives, and call in sick to work when they really plan to go golfing? Still, until that happens, humans will always be necessary. Jim Mullen Sure, Watson did a good job on a televised quiz show but let’s get real, how would he do on Survivor? Can he light a fire in the jungle? Can he form an alliance with the right group of doubledealing, backstabbing, self-serving contestants? Can he lie with a straight face? Can he play office politics? Imagine how badly Watson would do on Jersey Shore. Even if he is smarter and has more personality, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever get a date with Snooki. Sure, Watson could win everything on shows like the Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune, where his Google-like reference skills would come in handy, but what would he do with the prizes? It’s not like he’s ever going to take the all-expenses paid, two-week vacation in Rio that he would most certainly win. Would he jump up and down and scream in ecstasy over winning a year’s supply of Hot Pockets? That takes a real, live person. The IBM staffers that have to shuffle around his room-sized brain would probably get quickly bored with it, too. And there are other, even bigger differences between a know-it-all computer and the average dumb human. What would you do with all Watson’s publicity? That’s right, you’d hire a high-
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powered agent who’d be booking you on Oprah and Ellen, you’d be working the lecture circuit, you’d be hanging out with Will.i.am at celebrityfilled restaurants in L.A. and New York, and you’d start down the well-trodden path to becoming an alcoholic drug addict. Let’s see a computer do that! Then he’ll start acting like a human. At first, I thought that after his Jeopardy success Watson might be able to earn a good living making guest appearances on police procedurals like CSI, but then I realized the show would only be two minutes long if he was in the cast. “Who could have wanted this guy dead?” one character asks, and before anyone else can say a word, Watson would chime in with, “What is his wife’s lover? He lives at 1516 Sprained Ankle Rd. Here’s his driver’s license photo, his fingerprints on the murder weapon and his DNA results.” Show over. Roll credits. If Watson was hired by 60 Minutes, it would be renamed 60 Seconds. Speed doesn’t usually make good drama. Maybe he could host the Oscars. There’s a show that needs to pick up the pace a little. How would Watson do on American Idol? Sure, he wouldn’t forget the words, but does he have the speakers to go all the way to the top? And what’s his back story? Does he have a dead-end job at home, two little children who believe in him? Will this be his last chance to prove to himself and the world that he has what it takes? Has he paid his dues? Will he start to cry if Randy Jackson tells him “Dog, that was a little pitchy.” Will Watson miss the spotlight? Will he be one of those old computers that lives in the past, telling anyone who passes by how things used to be in the good old days — two-and-a-half-years ago. Then he’d be acting like a human. Jim Mullen is the author of It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life and Baby’s First Tattoo. You can reach him at jim_mullen@myway. com
There’s the law and then there’s plain common decency. The U.S. Supreme Court found itself arbitrating between the two last week and in its ruling, came down on the side of the former. But it did so at the expense of the latter. The court ruled that as hurtful as it is for the grieving family, it’s OK for a fundamentalist U.S. Baptist church to send raucous protesters to demonstrate outside the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The court’s ruling, in essence, says it’s OK for the protesters to shout homophobic and antiabortion slurs and insult the dead soldiers being laid to rest. The justices ruled 8-1 saying free speech, no matter how ugly, was protected by that country’s constitution. In Canada, we like to think we are different than the United States and any person with an ounce of empathy and caring should hope that such a barbaric display of mean-spirited venom does not take root here. As is the case often, despite the aforementioned desire to be different, we in Canada often copy what’s done in the U.S. if we think it can be effective. But to those who would consider following suit, please don’t confuse the sacrosanct right to free speech and expression with the humanity of letting grieving parents and children bury their dead in peace. Protesting in Canada in recent years has often turned ugly but so far it has not intruded on the funerals of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. We need to keep it that way. We can’t let decency become yet another casualty of war. There is a time and place for everything. Funerals, however, are not the place to wage a war of words. — Kelowna Capital News
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
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ersonally, I am in favour of Lumby receiving a remand centre. As a recent graduate of the correctional studies program in Lethbridge, Alta, I have learned the ins and outs of the prison system and how they are run. To be honest, before entering the program, I had many of the same opinions as a lot of the people opposing jails; ‘they are dangerous, it could make communities unsafe, they will just stick around once they are out.” But after three years of learning about corrections, I have come to the realization that all of these fears are fairly unfounded. Prisons pose minute risks to public. Many of the prison escapes that are published in the news are not escapes at all; they are just low-risk offenders, who are not a risk to the public, walking away from job sites. High-risk offenders who escape are extremely rare. Remand offenders would not have the opportunity to be outside of the prison walls besides going court because of the fact
that they are on remand. Offenders in remand have not yet been sentenced and, therefore, are kept under much higher surveillance and supervision. Also, when those offenders leave the remand centre, they are sentenced and would be sent either to federal or provincial institutions, not let out on the street. The correctional officers are highly trained in static and dynamic security procedures which maintain the security of the entire institution. There is a prison in Lethbridge, where I was studying, and I rarely
FACILITY NEEDED Re: the article in The Morning Star Feb. 9. I am truly concerned with the overly aggressive tone of those opposed to the correctional centre proposed for Lumby. I feel sad that the No supporters are berating some people verbally on the streets or merchants in their place of business. Lumby council is elected to represent Lumby taxpayers not regional folks. Many who demonstrated in front of our village office reside in the region. I am also concerned that much of the No arguments is to foster fear in the minds of Lumby residents. How would the facility place residents in any more danger than we already are? There are murders in many communities – luckily not ours. There are sexual assaults and family violence in every community, gang violence and drug dealers, car thieves and destruction of property around every corner. By all means, let's have them on the streets rather than locking them up. The correctional centre will pay its fair share
heard people mention the prison because it was out of the way and people just seemed to forget it was there. Crime does not increase simply from placing an institution in a community, especially since the offenders in that prison won’t have the chance to be there. They will stay inside the prison. Considering the economic downturn in recent months, the opportunities that would arise from building a prison are numerous, and would provide many people with well-paying jobs. Now, I may be slightly biased because a new prison would give
to the community — gee we may get a real recreation complex with a covered pool, updated arena and a band shell in the park. Perhaps even an arts centre. We may even be able to keep our schools open, because be assured, this double-echo boom won’t last and schools will close. The mention of taxpayers’ property being devalued is also misleading. The folks working in the centre will more than likely be our folks and others that come will need housing. There will be a huge workforce and hiring will happen locally – in Lumby, the regional district, Lavington, Coldstream and Vernon. I agree with Ms. Harneds’ comments that these folks are speaking out of fear, lack of knowledge, mistrust and being provided with skewed statistics that are from U.S. prisons – a totally different system than ours. Let Lumby vote for the preservation of Lumby and not feel threatened by those that yell the loudest. A reminder to Lumby citizens. We will all still be neighbours when this is over. Elinor Turrill
me a career opportunity, but I am not the only one. Even if Lumby residents decide to pass on the prison, another community in the Okanagan will decide to have it built since Penticton has shown interest in it. Although residents may be fearful, from an opinion based on three years of knowledge about corrections, I really do not think there is anything to worry about safetywise, and neither do many of the other communities with prisons in them. Of course there are slim chances that negative things could happen, there always are. But the fact is that they do not happen on a regular and frequent basis. They usually happen years apart and are extremely rare. So, I encourage Lumby residents to truly research the positives of building a correctional centre and not just blindly follow the naysayers, because you may give up one of the best opportunities that the village has been offered recently. Nathalie Porter
NOT WANTED If the prison becomes a reality in Lumby, its location would be practically downtown, overpowering the businesses and homes that were there for many years. Why would the village council do that to those people? The businesses in that area would benefit from the sewer and other services upgrade but in the long-run, they will lose out on property values around the prison as the property would become almost worthless. This prison would only be about eight blocks from downtown. When we had the first meeting in Lumby, Mayor Kevin Acton said there would be 200 inmates. Now it's 360 and by the time they build this prison, it could be 500 or 600. It's starting to look like HST. And will they have a courtyard and will it be in plain view? And will it be a drug-free prison and will people bring drugs to Lumby? I would sooner pay 10 or 20 a month more in taxes than have a prison here. Ray Cameron
SPEAK OUT Our Area E director, Eugene Foisy, stated recently that he has received no phone calls from Cherryville residents requesting to be included in the April 30 referendum regarding a prison in Lumby. We will also be impacted by whatever decision is made one way or the other. Phone Eugene if you do want a referendum to express your views. He needs to know ASAP as time is quickly running out for organizing one out here. Louise Wilcox
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Bank robber given prison sentence ROGER KNOX
the same night as the robbery in the downtown core. None of the stolen money was recovered. Lauzon, originally from Quebec, had been staying at shelters in the area, said police. The judge also gave Lauzon a 10-year firearms prohibition and ordered him to provide a DNA sample.
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The man who robbed a Vernon bank and helped police by leaving some of his ID behind is staying in prison. Denis Yvon Lauzon, 45, was sentenced in Vernon Provincial Court to 30 months in jail after he robbed the downtown Bank of Montreal on Feb. 18. Lauzon made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank. Police caught a break when they discovered the suspectâ€™s bank card was left
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One marijuana grow operation down for Lumby RCMP, one missed. Police entered a residence on Rawlings Lake Road Feb. 24 and seized some 25 marijuana plants and all of the associated grow-op equipment. It was the third drug search conducted by Lumby RCMP in 2011. The same week, however, police
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DISCRETIONARY AND COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS Pursuant Section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Vernon intends to close and cancel the dedication of a portion highway at 33rd Street – South of 25th Avenue, Plan 327, DL 72, ODYD, as outlined in bold on the reference plan accompanying this advertisement. Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, the City further gives notice of its intention to sell the closed road to 0877742 BC LTD, of 378 View Crest Court, Kelowna, BC V1W 4J9 for the purchase price of $170,000.00. The purchaser is also required to pay all legal, survey, processing and registration costs related to the road closure and deposition. The closed road area will be consolidated with LOTS 4 & 5, BLOCK 84, DL 72, ODYD, PLAN 327 & LOTS 6 & 7, BLOCK 84, DL 72, ODYD, PLAN 327, except PLAN KAP52282. The “33rd Street, South of 25th Avenue, Road Closure and Highway Removal Bylaw Number 5285, 2010”, will be considered by Vernon Council at its Regular Open Meeting on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers at City Hall. Persons who consider they are affected by the Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission to the Corporate Ofﬁcer by Friday, March 11, 2011. Further inquires can be direct to Mr. B. Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245 or email@example.com.
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Intersection draws scrutiny ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
An Armstrong intersection close to three city schools is under review. Council has directed staff to conduct some research into the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Rosedale Avenue, where students and staff from Armstrong Elementary School, Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School, along with other residents, habitually cross. “That corner on Rosedale has been a fairly big accident scene,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “People fly over the sidewalks in their cars. It’s a very busy sidewalk with all of the schools around there. We want to do our due diligence to see how we can improve it.” There is a pedestrian light at the intersection,
“People fly over the sidewalk.” — Chris Pieper but the problem, particularly in winter, is drivers heading north on Pleasant Valley Road driving too fast when making a right-turn at the large sweeping corner. Vehicles have ended up sliding through the intersection, hitting cars or a fence behind a sidewalk on the north side of Rosedale Avenue. Following consultation with engineers from the city and ICBC’s Road Safety department, Armstrong public works manager Pat Hickerson presented four options for council to consider. The one option favoured by ICBC would be shortening
the curb radius so drivers have to slow down and make more of a 90-degree corner. “That was the preferred interim option the ICBC engineer recommended, if we do anything,” said Hickerson, who estimated such an undertaking would cost approximately $15,000 to $20,000. Other options before council include installing a traffic island, which would cost around $5,000. But Hickerson said it’s not really a viable option as there is not enough room to put in an island large enough and go far enough up Rosedale to prevent sliding through the
intersection. Council could spend around $10,000 to install concrete no-post barriers along the sidewalk. And, the most expensive option would be installing a traffic light or something along that line if warranted. A traffic light, Hickerson estimates, would cost between
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Women’s Day recognized International Women’s Day celebrates its 100th anniversary JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
One-hundred years ago women didn’t even have the right to vote, but today we share the same rights as men, yet our responsibilities are ten-fold. Many women work fulltime and then come home to a full-time job of caring for their spouses, children and sometimes even their own aging parents. As International Women’s Janna Francis Day marks its 100th anniversary Tuesday, many are proudly looking back at their accomplishments. But at the same time perhaps feeling a little overwhelmed. “So many of the women in my life are so exhausted because we have so many responsibilities in our life,” said Janna Francis, federal Liberal party candidate. As a result, when women are sought to sit on boards, in political office or other situations, they just aren’t there, because they’re just too busy. Francis believes the hard-working women of today are then also at risk of physical and mental illness. To help women of today, and the future, keep
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their sanity, Francis suggests we need to help each other. From basics like meals and childcare to making time to connect and unwind with friends or spouses. To help celebrate the centennial of International Women’s Day and examine the current situation, Francis invites women to a special luncheon Friday. Hedy Fry, Vancouver Centre MP, will help celebrate by speaking about the female voices of influence at the Schubert Centre Friday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. “What have we got to kind of celebrate in women’s influence?” said Francis, adding that Fry will be able to share stories about some of the amazing women she has met in the political, social and general arena. This nonpartisan event will include quotes from Canadian women on the walls along with an ice-breaker event where everyone in attendance will be given a specific voice of influence on their back and have to guess who it is. Registration is required by Tuesday for the event by calling 250-308-9261 or visit www.jannfrancis.liberal.ca. Tickets are $20 and some seats are being sponsored for women who cannot afford to attend. There is also a celebration this morning put on by the Vernon and District Women’s Centre Society at the Schubert Centre. A continental breakfast with door prizes, activities and inspirational speakers will celebrate every day women warriors. Today’s event runs from 10 a.m. until noon, tickets are $7 at the door.
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No funds for Shuswap process RICHARD ROLKE
board wants to ensure that funding does not North Okanagan go towards the initiapoliticians will have a tive. presence at a Shuswap â€œWe want to make water planning sure there is process, but no funding no bucks are that goes involved. along with Directors it. They H e r m a n are just Halvorson l i a i s o n s ,â€? and Dee Wejr said direcwill repretor Wayne Halvorson sent the North Lippert of Okanagan Wejr and Regional District at Halvorson. the Salmon ArmThat means they based Shuswap Lake will also not be paid Integrated Planning for attending meetProcess. However, the ings. Morning Star Staff
Last year, NORD resents rural Enderby, was asked to contrib- believes it is important ute $67,000 a year over for NORD to have repthree years towards resentatives at SLIPP. SLIPP. However, direcâ€œIt will be a link tors refused between our to participate Shuswap because the River sustaindistrict has ability plan launched its and SLIPP. own waterItâ€™s dealing shed sustainwith water ability plan at quality,â€? he an initial cost said. Dee Wejr of $250,000. That is â€œWeâ€™re not also the view involved and I donâ€™t of Wejr, who represents care to be involved,â€? the City of Enderby. â€œItâ€™s a case of trying said director Kevin to get everyone to work Acton of SLIPP. Halvorson, who rep- together so everyone
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The B.C. Arts Council board is granting four area arts groups and one local writer with a total of $106,497. Oâ€™Keefe Ranch will receive $46,500 for core annual support while the Greater Vernon Museum will get $21,500 to cover its annual activities. Also receiving operating grants are the North Okanagan Arts Council ($16,997) and the Vernon Public Art Gallery ($16,500). A total of $5,000 is going to Laisha Rosnau for a creative writing award. â€œOur local culture is very vibrant, and that is in large part because
of the local arts council, our museums, and local writers like Laisha Rosnau,â€? said Eric Foster, VernonMonashee MLA. â€œItâ€™s great to see this kind of funding support for the arts.â€?
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
Bye week boosts Vipers Snakes await Smoke Eaters or Warriors
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Hockey pundits have long argued the pros and cons of the almighty playoff bye. Those against byes contend they make teams rusty and lethargic. Those for maintain they provide teams with a chance to recoup and regroup. Without doubt, the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers are a prime example of the latter argument as they attempt to defend their Fred Page Cup title. They will have a few more bodies in the lineup thanks to their 16-day hiatus, including forward Mike Zalewski, who missed Vernon’s last 14 regular-season games. They also get back defenceman Philip Patenaude. Both players suffered from concussions. “It was a pretty frustrating process, especially with it being my first time missing a long time with an injury and not being able to skate at all,” said Zalewski, who managed 29 points in 46 games. “You’ve got to be careful with head injuries and I think I dealt with it the best I could. I’m just happy to be back on the ice now.” Zalewski began practising last week, including a few conditioning skates later in — Mike the week. “Luckily my head was fine, but my lungs weren’t feeling too good,” grinned Zalewksi, a New Hartford, N.Y. power forward. “Now it’s just a matter of getting my legs back under me
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Darren Nowick (left) and Mike Zalewski show off the blond playoff mohawks the Vernon Vipers will be sporting as they head into the postseason, starting Tuesday night at Wesbild Centre. and getting into shape.” Head coach Mark Ferner and assistant coach Jason Williamson worked the Vipers hard on their conditioning to make sure they stayed focussed, but also gave them some lighter practices and even took them to Lincoln Lanes for some fivepin bowling. “I’m sure Zalewski they’re sick of practising, and we are too. But hopefully all that hard work we’ve put in is going to pay dividends,” said Ferner. Zalewski might have the aptitude to earn an NCAA
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Division 1 scholarship with the RPI Engineers, but a bowler he is not. “It didn’t go so well for myself – I think I rolled a 79 when it counted. I’m used to tenpin,” laughed Zalewski. Turns out Viper d-man Ryan Renz is Dick Weber-like on the lanes. After having not bowled for a few years, the Castlegar product stepped up and rolled a few 200-plus games. “Ryan Renz had his picture up at the bowling alley from two years ago because he came in second at provincials. That provided some good comedy for the boys, but he was pretty good,” chuckled Zalewski. “We had fun. It was good
for the team. Ferns and Willy have done a good job of making sure we’re focussed and working hard, but also giving us some light stuff to have fun.” The Vipers will meet either the Westside Warriors or Trail Smoke Eaters in the Interior Conference semifinal. Games 1 and 2 go Tuesday and Wednesday night respectively at Wesbild Centre. The Smokies forced the Warriors to a Game 7 with a 4-3 win in Game 6 Friday night at Cominco Arena in Trail. The two teams decided the series Saturday night at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna.
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Gannon pushes TRU
otes, quotes and anecdotes from the wonderful world of sport as summer slowly approaches... Former Viper stay-at-home defenceman Korey Gannon just finished a four-year college career with the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack in his hometown of Kamloops. The towering 24-year-old, who was captain this year, is graduating from the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Another Viper grad – forward Joel Leonard – also played with TRU, earning 11-17-28. Vernon F Lucas Daoust supplied 9-14-23. Gannon praised the Kamloops Collegiate Hockey Society, especially Bob Gainey’s son Steve, coach Kevin Mitchell Lorne Cumming and Shane Zulyniak for making the program tick. Said Cumming on the popular Gannon: “As our team captain Korey Gannon brought a natural leadership presence to our group and made players around him understand the commitment they would have to bring for us to have success. “...Korey Gannon has contributed greatly to our WolfPack culture and has fast-tracked the development of the programs’s ‘in-house’ attitude. We wish Korey all the best in his future.” TRU media director Larry Read said Gannon was one of the first players to sign with the WolfPack when hockey returned to TRU after a 10-year absence last season. The Pack finished second behind SFU this year. Gannon told Read: “TRU hockey has been a positive experience all around. It is an opportunity that I’m glad I didn’t miss and I hope other local players that are making the transition to university after their ‘junior careers’ end will consider the value of getting to play at home in a competitive program.”
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Pimm family on their way to Ottawa Former Viper coach Bernie Pimm and family are taking five days, starting Monday, to see the country before arriving in their new home of Ottawa. Pimm, who was an assistant coach with the WHL Kamloops Blazers before working his way up to head coach with the Vipers, has taken a transfer with Kal Tire. He was a highly valuable Rep coach in Vernon minor hockey and will be missed. His wife, Shannon, handled tournaments for the association this year and helped wherever needed.
Their three wonderful kids – Jordyn, Devin and the future prime minister of Canada, Hayden – all played minor hockey here. Bernie has scheduled a breakfast get-together with Viper grad Chay Genoway, a Winnipeg product who’s up for the Hobey Baker Award with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
Major Midget Rockets honour Vernon players The Okanagan Major Midget Rockets named Vernon’s Alex Gillies (19-16-35) as their Top Forward and Gillies and Jordan Burns, also of Vernon, as co-winners of the Top Rookie award. Jedd Soleway, a forward from Vernon, took the Coach’s Award and won the league’s February Player of the Month with 7-7-14. The rookie finished with a team-high 17 helpers to go with 16 goals. He also led the Rockets with 99 penalty minutes. Forwards Mat Lambert, Harlan Orr and Alex Jewell and d-man Nathan Browne were other Vernon products with the Rockets, who have 18 players eligible to return next year.
Di Davies Memorial nominations sought Nominations for the Diane Davies Memorial Award will be accepted until March 20 at the curling club or this office. Di left us in July, 2005 at just 56 after suffering a head injury. The popular city hall employee was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour and a beautiful smile. She made a difference by volunteering in the sporting community, organizing things in curling, slo-pitch and the Brent Gilchrist B.C. Children’s Hospital Charity Golf Classic. To honour Di’s memory, the Diane Davies Memorial Award is presented each year to someone who shared Di’s love of sport and volunteerism. Di’s better half, veteran curler Wayne Laface, will give out a keeper plaque later this month during a ceremony at the curling club.
Special Olympics tourney-banquet on tap There will be four well known NHL celebrities featured at the 2011 Special Olympics Sports Banquet Friday, June 17 in Vernon. Golf tournament and banquet organizer John Topping said more details will be announced in the spring, but hockey fans will be pleased with the selections. Three of the four have been confirmed. A charity golf spectacular will run June 17-19 on the nine-hole executive course at Spallumcheen. It’s only $80 a team and there are great prizes galore. Call Topping at 545-1287 or visit: www.vernongolfspectacular.com.
St. Denis pulls trick Continued from A21 Trail native Travis St. Denis collected a hat trick to lead the Smoke Eater offence in Game 6. The pucksavvy forward opened the scoring on a first-period powerplay and fired the winner at 13:56 of the third period. Nic DeSousa assisted on each of his goals. Dru Morrison, Tyler French and Brett McKinnon replied for Westside. In Game 5 Thursday night, the host Warriors got a goal and assist each from Alex Grieve and Max French as they pummeled Trail 5-1. Westside outshot Trail 40-26. Said Ferner, before the Vipers’ Thursday practice: “I hope it does go seven, and I hope there are three more overtimes, but I’m sure our guys want to know who they play too. “It (break) was well-timed by our group. We had three or four guys
with bronchitis. The last thing you want to do is go into playoffs banged up and sick.” The other Interior semi is already a lock with the Penticton Vees hosting the Salmon Arm SilverBacks for Games 1 and 2 Tuesday and Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. In Coastal Conference action, Dustin Johnson continued to impress in his return to the Victoria Grizzlies’ lineup, scoring a pair of goals to propel his team to the next round with a 3-2 win over the Nanaimo Clippers in Game 5 Thursday night at Bear Mountain Arena. The Grizz visit the league champion Powell River Kings for Game 1 of a conference semifinal Tuesday night at Hap Parker Arena. The Surrey Eagles and Langley Chiefs start the other Coastal semi Monday in Surrey.
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The UBC Okanagan Heat advanced to the gold-medal game of the BCCAA women’s basketball championships with a 61-57 semifinal win over the Vancouver Island Mariners Friday afternoon in Abbotsford. The back-court duo of Vernon’s Madison Kaneda, a Fulton Maroon grad, and Jenna Kantz led the Heat offence, each pocketing 15 points to help eliminate the No. 2-ranked Mariners for the second
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The H&L Glass Wolfpack posted a pair of wins in Okanagan Mainline Senior Atom Development Hockey League playoff action Friday at the Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm. Defenceman Powell Connor scored twice and set up another as the Wolfpack bounced the Winfield Bruins 7-2 Friday night. Connor went coast to coast for the first Vernon goal after the Bruins grabbed an early 2-0 on a pair of goals by Eli Zummack. Connor then drove hard to the net and neatly deflected a pass from the corner by Nick Mitchell for what proved to be the winner 25 seconds into the second period. Connor’s point shot four minutes later was deftly tipped in by Josh Bridge, who left with a head injury after a collision near the Vernon blueline late in the game. The line of Nicholas Cherkowski, Joe Eggert and Mitchell each contributed 1+2 in support of Caden Colmorgen. Devin Pimm went short side on a great shorthanded effort. Earlier Friday, Finnian O’Keefe scored on a scramble with 39 seconds remaining as the Wolfpack clipped the Kamloops Warriors 3-2. Eggert and Cherkowski worked hard to keep the puck deep in the Warriors’ end before O’Keefe beat netminder Nolan Mongey, who made several clutch stops in the game. Cherkowski opened the Wolfpack offence in the slot on a great feed by Eggert early in the first period. Eggert, assisted by Mitchell and Drayden Dougan, and Hunter Klassen for Kamloops, swapped sec-
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Rising Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic grounded Mexico's Manuel Sanchez in straight sets (6-2, 6-2, 6-1) in Davis Cup tennis action Friday in Mexico. The 20-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native teamed with Vasek Pospisil of Vernon in Saturday's doubles match against Luis DiazBarriga and MiguelAngel Reyes-Varela. Raonic is 37th and Pospisil is 346th in the ATP singles rankings.
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With more than 100 years’ difference between the youngest and the oldest member of the family, five generations gather: Grandma Paulette Winship (left) of Armstrong, B.C.; great-great grandma Yvonne Gagnon of Coquitlam, B.C., 101 years old; great-grandpa Charlie Gagnon; mom Chantelle Procyck and baby Rozyln Procyk, all of Armstrong.
System fails seniors
aclean’s magazine, in their Feb. 28 issue, featured part two of a six-part series called “System Critical” dealing with our health care system. This particular segment deals with seniors and is called “Don’t seniors deserve better?” Now while I don’t always agree with Maclean’s viewpoints, this article points out the many hazards awaiting seniors if they have to stay in hospital, and the news is disquieting. We all know of the overcrowding and confusion at our own VGH, Pat Black with many more patients in the ER awaiting beds than this hospital was ever designed for. And I hope we all know that the new wing will not be providing any additional beds as it stands now, although two roughed-in floors will be available for beds some time in the-godonly-knows-when future. This problem is not confined to Vernon. The Maclean’s article contends that on any given day in Canada 7,550 acute care beds are filled with people who should be in long term care nursing homes or in rehabilitation. Annually that’s 2.4 million hospital days at $1,000 per day, amounting to 2.4 bil-
lion a year spent on elderly patients and often to their detriment. This article goes on to say that “… the treatment and mismanagement of Canada’s older citizens represents one of the greatest challenges facing the national health care system and that existing models of care for seniors are inadequate, inefficient and frequently dead wrong.” They contend that many of the frail elderly, who suffer from numerous chronic conditions, are admitted to hospital in a crisis and once they get there stay there, tied to machines, consuming high-tech resources to little effect, and end up waiting for a nursing home bed or die. Dr. Mark Nowaczynski, who specializes in treating the frail elderly in their homes in Toronto, contends that elderly patients suffer a five per cent functional decline every day in hospital. That is a 50 per cent decline in 10 days. Dr. John Sloan, the author of A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly, contends that hospitalizing the frail elderly often inflicts harm while giving false comfort to their families. The aggressive use of technology and specialists can literally be overkill, he says, and these patients need something different. He goes on to say that in hospital the frail lose all control and that they need to be allowed to make decisions about what is
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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/†/††/∞ Offers apply to the purchase of a Canyon Crew SLE 4WD (R7A), 2011 Terrain SLE FWD (R7A), 2011 Acadia SLE1 FWD (R7A), 2011 equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid to May 2, 2011. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order (2011MY only) or trade may be required. X$7,000/$2,200 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 MY GMC Canyon Crew SLE 4WD/2011 Acadia SLE1 FWD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. †5.19% purchase financing offered by TD Financing Services, OAC. Down payment or trade may be required.Monthly payment will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 5.19% APR, monthly payment is $162 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,659.11, total obligation is $11,659.11. Interest applies for entire financing term. ††Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2011 Terrain and Acadia on approved credit. Bi-Weekly paymentand variable rate shown based on current TD Finance prime rate and is subject to fluctuation; actual payment amounts will vary with rate fluctuations. Example: $10,000 at 3% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $132. Cost of borrowing is $1,099, total obligation is $11,099. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase prices of $27,998/$34,998 with $2,099/$2,499 down on Terrain/Acadia, equipped as described. ∞Offer applies to most new or demonstrator 2011 GM vehicles, excluding PDJ Trucks and Camaro Convertible, delivered between February 1 and May 2, 2011 at participating dealers in Canada. Dealer order or trade may be required. Retail customers will receive up to $1,000 (tax exclusive) (Cruze LS-1SB is eligible for $1,000 all other Cruze models and Aveo will receive $500), to be used towards the purchase of genuine GM Accessories and Options. Installation not included. Alternatively, the $1,000 manufacturer-to-dealer Customize Your Ride Event credit (tax exclusive) ($500 for Chevrolet Cruze and Aveo) may be applied to the vehicle purchase price. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ◊U.S. Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). For more information on safety ratings, go to www.safercar.gov. WBased on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ~2011 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Competitive fuel ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. **Based on 2010 Energuide submissions/competitive websites. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes other GM vehicles. 2011 data unavailable at time of print. *†2010 GMC Canyon 4WD with 2.9L with either a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Competitive information based on 2010 Natural resources Canada Fuel Consumption Ratings. Your actual consumption may vary. +To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) receive Government confirmation of vehicle eligibility under the Retire Your Ride (“RYR”) Program, supported by The Government of Canada, and turn 1995 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 6 months; (2) turn in a 1995 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 6 months; or (3) turn in a 1996 through 2003 MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 6 months.GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2010 or 2011 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between January 4 and March 31, 2011. Ineligible Chevrolet vehicles: Aveo, 2010 Cobalt, Cruze, 2011 Buick Regal and Medium Duty trucks. Incentive ranges from $750 to $2,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. If you successfully complete the RYR Program, you will be eligible for a $300 cash incentive from the Canadian Government. Residents of Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut are excluded from the RYR Program and are therefore ineligible for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive. Visit www.retireyourride.ca for more information
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Transit upgrades in works CHRIS LAW Black Press
Bus service in Lake Country will see some improvements over the next several years. Council has received a draft of a transit plan B.C. Transit is working on. Michelle Orfield, B.C. Transit senior transportation planner, says that in reviewing public consultation, most respondents want to increase connections to Kelowna. The draft future transit plan would see route 23 to Kelowna operate on 15-minute service intervals during peak hours and 30-minute intervals during off-peak times. However, Coun. Penny Gambell says route 23 is flawed because riders travelling to Kelowna must transfer at UBC. “Our goal has to be to get to Orchard Park,” she said. “Those buses that leave UBC-O are overcrowded and there are difficulties transferring there.” To address the demand for improved local bus service, the future transit plan proposes a route between Winfield and Oyama via Oyama Road. The route would operate 12 round trips daily during peak hours. Gambell says the money the district spends on transit is limited and it makes sense to hold off on expanding local service until the demand between Winfield and Kelowna has been addressed.
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Coun. Bill Scarrow believes it may take time to build up ridership on an Oyama to Winfield route but given time, he sees potential. “Eventually, I think students will start using it and after them I see working people getting on board too,” he said. The bus between Kelowna and Vernon would have four trips added to its daily schedule bringing its total to 12. Orfield will take council’s feedback and prepare a final draft of the plan before returning to council later this year to ask for endorsement.
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Chris Swales and Amanda Pecor
Chuck and Bev Pecor and Stan and Karen Swales, both of Vernon, are delighted to announce the marriage of their children, Amanda and Chris, July 31, 2010 at Our Lady of the Valley. Amanda was attended by maid of honour Jennifer Pecor, bridesmaids Ashely Dalton, Catherine Desmond, Megan Turner and Carrie Misura. Chris was accompanied by best man Kellen Marrs and groomsmen Kevin Swales, Colin Swales, Dustin Fawkes and Dave Cleveland. Reception followed at St. James School. The day was perfect, especially with the best dog present, Zeus. “We wish them all the love and happiness in the years to come.”
Lara Gilbertson and Kevin Hudson
The very pleased parents of Lara Marie Gilbertson and Kevin Andrew Patrick Hudson are thrilled to announce their marriage Oct. 3, 2010 at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and Country Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., with the Rev. Brent Sheppard performing the ceremony and the bride given in marriage by her brother, Steven Gilbertson. Lara is the daughter of Mary-Lee Du Mont and the late Larry Gilbertson of Vernon; Kevin is the son of Michael and Jean Hudson of Ottawa. Lara was attended by maids of honour Katherine Roy and Nicole Johnson and bridesmaids Garnette Gowing, Nikki Kostrosky-Wareham and Kimberlee Melton. The groom was attended by his brothers David and Paul Hudson as best men and groomsmen Scott Gordon, Cameron Brown and Dan Melton. Guests came from across Canada, Europe and the Andrew Connell and Lisa Lombardi United States. The day was filled with close family, good friends and much love and laughter. The memories will remain forever. The bride and groom will continue to live in Calgary and will Catherine Harms-Connell and Dom and Josie Lombardi honeymoon in the Mediterranean in the spring. are delighted to announce the marriage of their children, Andrew Connell and Lisa Lombardi. The wedding took place at a private, idyllic location in Maui Nov. 13, 2010. The happy couple had family and friends in attendance for a beautiful ceremony and reception. Andrew and Lisa continue to make their home in Vancouver.
Jordan Paul Robert and Robyn Carly McEachnie
Donna Warner, Jean-Paul and Margaret Robert are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Robyn Carly McEachnie to Jordan Paul Robert. Family and friends will gather together in celebration as they exchange wedding vows on June 17, 2011 in Vernon.
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Leah Peebles of Vernon, B.C. and Twyla Wygle of Penticton, B.C. are excited to announce their engagement. Wedding to take place May 28, 2011 at the stunning Durali Villa in Vernon.
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ouâ€™ve done the searching for your new home. You have selected the one that is most suitable to you. Now you are faced with the decision on what your initial offering price should be. One hears of some buyers getting many thousands off the asking price. This has happened as a result of the soft market weâ€™ve been enduring since 2008. As prices fell buyers offered lower and lower values. Fear caused this. Jane Field Buyers needed to know they have paid as little as possible, just in case it is worth less in a month or two. A local appraiser I have long respected, feels we declined last year only about a half per cent per month. Iâ€™d like to think prices are about to level out, now that spring is soon upon us. As prices are no longer declining rapidly, it is a lot easier to determine the value of a property.
Carnival raffle winners named Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Winter Carnival Society has announced the winners of the jopo raffle. The first prize of a Twin Anchors cruise went to Margaret Grant while Rob Ellis won the second place prize of a Village Green Mall shopping spree. The Vernon Golf and Country Club passes went to Kim Nasipaylco, while Tanya Berthold won the Roots and Blues tickets and the Vernon Vipers vouchers went to Ross Gallant.
You see a sold sign and remember the price that owner was asking, but you never really know what price was actually obtained. You do need to know this information. To have some idea of what the current market value of the property you wish to buy is, you are best to learn what homes like it recently sold for. Your realtor is the obvious source for this information. They can search the real estate boardâ€™s data and provide it to you. They can tell you what looks like a typical sale price and what looks like an exception. An example of an exception might be that a seller was overly motivated for some reason. Another example might be that the home was in well below average condition. You get the idea. If you see this information at the outset, youâ€™ll feel sure of yourself. You will know what is a fair price, and what is not. Jane Field works with Re/Max Vernon. To suggest topics for future articles or to ask Jane questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-3755. Previous articles appear on Janeâ€™s website â€“ www.vernonrealestate.ca.
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Feb. 7: Born to Aaron and Leah Frye of Coldstream, a boy, 8 lbs. 7 oz., named Taylor James. A brother for Payton. A grandson for Pat and Jeff Todd of Vernon, Mona and Ric Baker, Esta and Rick Frye, all of Nelson. A great-grandson for Joan and Bill Rice of Vernon, Grandma Marilyn MacLean. Feb. 11: Born to Matt and Jennifer Henwood of Armstrong, a boy, 6 lbs. 13 oz., named Dylan Matthew. A brother for Andri. A grandson for Kim Brewer Winters and Al Winters of Calgary, Joan Faulkner of Vernon. Feb. 13: Born to Candice Klyne and Connor Dee of Vernon, a boy, 6 lbs. 7 oz., named Ryden Sydney Adam. A brother for Jordan, 6. A grandson for Donna Seafoot of Vernon, Larry and Elaine Dee of Pritchard, B.C. A great-grandson for Don and New Additions Anne Seafoot of Clinton, B.C., Elsie and Danny Dee of Kamloops, B.C., Alice Anderson of Chase, B.C. Feb. 15: Born to Tim and Jennifer Gordon of Vernon, a girl, 8 lbs. 3 oz., named Abigail Isabelle. A granddaughter for David and Louise Gordon of Vernon, Carol Townsend and Robert Reinhold of Prince George. A great-granddaughter for Bob and Dorothy Horie of Cranbrook. Feb. 16: Born to Ryan and Shelaine Varley of Vernon, a boy, 6 lbs. 5 oz., named Cooper Dylan. A brother for Ehlana, 13; Katriona, 10. A grandson for John and Sandra Westerhof, Ron and Darlene Varley, all of Vernon, Derrick Vanderkooi of Ontario. A great-grandson for Mary Hein of Vernon, Alan Waugh of Vancouver, Ydes and Anne Vanderkooi of Osoyoos. Feb. 16: Born to Morgan Kirzinger and Laura Schutz of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 10 lbs. 2 oz., named Jasper Harlan. A grandson for Rhonda and Robert Sorensen, Colin Turbide and Deborah Carlson, Dave and Kathy Schutz, all of B.C. Feb. 16: Born to Monique and Chad Comer of Enderby, B.C., a boy, 6 lbs. 2 oz., named Avery Liam. A grandson for Jean and Dan Comer of Fort St. John, B.C., Deb and Joe Deveau of Enderby. A great-grandson for Bev and Chuck Candy of Enderby. Feb. 17: Born to Mark and Keri Seepman of Vernon, a boy, 9 lbs. 5 oz., named Tyler Daniel. a brother for Chloe, 3. A grandson for John and Joan Seepman of Vernon, B.C., Sheldon and Marion Doherty of Summerland, B.C. A greatgrandson for Mary Doherty, Owen and Una Dupre, all of Summerland, James Ellis of St. John, N.B. Feb. 20: Born to Carrie Cousins and Steven Grant of Vernon, a boy, 9 lbs. 10 oz., named Skylar Camryn. A brother for James, 19; Devon, 15; Ciara, 5. A grandson for Margaret and Dwight Cousins of Vernon.
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Photographers Camillia Courts (left) and Billie Metz Charlton, with Charltonâ€™s daughter Hudson Charlton, three, are volunteering their skills and time to Helping Hearts, an organization that provides free photo sessions for families of children with life-threatening or disabling conditions.
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Camillia Courts and Billie Metz Charlton have taken thousands of pictures of their own children. Now the friends, both professional photographers, are focusing their cameras to help families with children who have life-altering illnesses. â€œWeâ€™re parents and we know that when families have a sick child that they might put taking pictures on the back burner and then realize later that they have no pictures of their childâ€™s life at that time. You want to remember everything about your childâ€™s life,â€? said Metz Charlton, who studied at the Western Academy of Photography and has had her own studio since 2005. Courts, who knows Melissa Knowles of Mission and Michelle Regner of Oliver, the photographers who started Helping Hearts as a way to give this special gift to
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families, was asked to be one of the volunteer photographers and recruited Metz Charlton. â€œCamillia is an amazing self-taught photographer who adds so much to this project,â€? said Metz Charlton. Helping Hearts has a website where families can apply and if they are accepted, they are assigned a photographer in their area who arranges a session with them. The sessions can be wherever the family wants: at home, studio, outdoors or in the hospital and include family members, siblings and pets if wanted. The free session takes about an hour and the family receives a disc with 20-30 edited images and a free 8x10 print. The family can have the prints reproduced in any way they want and there is no obligation to buy anything. The photographers donate their time for the photo session and editing. Courts has one session set up. â€œThe family was just delighted that
there was something like this for them in the area, the mother told me she cried when she was filling out the application form. They are really excited about it. Theyâ€™re looking forward to it and so am I,â€? said Courts, who has been shooting weddings and family portraits since 2009. â€œI love being creative, and children have such natural energy and smiles. Even if they are sick, there is that light and energy about them.â€? Metz Charlton is also looking forward to photographing children for Helping Hearts. â€œI find I get the best photos of children when I provide an environment where they can be themselves and are not posed,â€? she said. Helping Hearts has grown across the country with more than 100 photographers taking part. For more information or to apply for a photo session email email@example.com or see helping-hearts.ca.
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Living a balanced life
Always try to be the person your dogs think you are.” Are we loving and attentive to our dogs because they give us unconditional love, and are always ready to be by our side with a friendly tail wag, patient and attentive? Are we sometimes more loving to them because we need someone in our lives who is not demanding a great deal from us other than feeding, walking, care and petting? Kindness is important. When someone is kind they are caring, thoughtful and have a tendency to allow people to be safe in their company. That would rate high on my list of preferred qualities. I’m wondering how many of us get caught up in the business of our daily lives and take advantage of those people who love us by letting our attention slip, or emotions roll? We can control our emotions or feelings in some areas and then not in another, yet if we can in one, we may be able to in both. Years ago a man in an anger management group said he could control his anger at work, not at home, and the fellow beside him said he could at home, and not at work. The challenge for both was to develop the skills to manage in all scenarios. The late great Dr. David Freeman said that everyone needs a safe place to be crazy. Safe being most important — totally free of
violence and ridicule. I know there are times where I have prioritized others over my family and regret it as I won’t have that time again. And yet it is important for me to have the time with my work, friends and interests that are meaningful to me. I admit to sometimes being envious of moms who have been able to be at home with their children when they were younger and school age as well. Being able to share more with their children as well as having some time for themselves while kids were in school, respecting of course all the work that gets done to manage a family. At the same time I found work to be very important intellectually, socially and of course the big one: financially. Life would have been very different
for our family if I had not worked. I learned to choose not to wallow in the guilt or envy of being a parent who worked outside the home. We are very grateful for the tremendous day Michele Blais care support and afterschool care from our official caregivers and those friends who were very helpful to us. As parents who work outside the home, and mostly this is from the mommy’s perspective, there is a lot of pressure, and I know mothers who have chosen to be at home feel strong pressure as well. Many of us invested in our educations and training and have strong interests in our careers and want to be balancing both family life, careers, personal interests, education, etc. I really believe I was a better mother because
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I worked in my chosen careers. My mom was the same. I was more fortunate to be able to have employers who were supportive of the needs of parents and were flexible with schedules and recognizing aspects like how important it is for a child to see their parent at their school events, or games. My sons have often shared how they felt comforted and encouraged by seeing me in the crowd at concerts or sporting event. They also accepted my crying in public when they were in plays, or concerts, bursting with pride and missing their dad so much. My gratitude to my employers was paid back through my hard work and commitment. What I would share with the boys when they were young is that I have many hats, the mommy hat being the most important, and any day I may wear my work hat, leader
hat, volunteer hat, friend, sister, daughter or student hat, and sometimes I am balancing them all on top of each other, safely under the umbrella of Motherhood. They are all important to me and reflect what is great about being a human being. Life — work — balance.
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epression. Winston Churchill called it the “black dog.” “Hell” is a common description for those who experience it. “If there is a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy heart,” observed Robert Burton in the 1600s. The poet Robert Lowell wrote, “I myself am hell.” John of the Cross called it “the dark night of the soul.” Counselor and author Edward Welch writes, “The images are dark and evocative. Desperately alone, doom, black holes, emptiness.” Those in deep depression believe that no one has experienced what they have or are as miserable as they are. They feel alone and isolated. Dave Bootsma Some come to the point where they don’t want to live anymore. Not only can they no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel, they don’t believe the tunnel ever ends. Depression may be brought on by experiencing a significant loss, stress, frustration or an outlook on life that sees things as meaningless, dull or futile. Or it may be biologically or medically related. Ultimately depression has to do with a sense of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness. Depression, to some degree, is inevitable in a fallen world. It is about the world and life being not all that it should be and what you long for it to be. What can be done about it? If it is strictly physiologically caused, it may be simply a matter of getting some medication, or changing your diet or getting rest or exercise. For many, however, it is not that simple. The fact is, depression is complex. When depressed, ask yourself the question, “Why am I depressed?” and you will invariably find that you have made far too big of a deal of
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something or someone. Depression speaks. It says things like: “no one cares;” “all is lost;” “it is hopeless;” “there is nothing worth living for;” “I am worthless;” “They would be better off without me.” You need to ask yourself, is this really the case, or is this simply how my feelings are interpreting reality? Yes, depression does speak, but it tells lies! It distorts reality. You also need to be careful not to allow depression to dictate how you live. At the present you may not be able to change how you feel, but you can take charge of your feelings. This means that you do things that you may not feel like doing simply because they are the right and good things to do (go to work, play with your kids, be kind to your spouse and co-workers). “Love your neighbour as yourself” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” are not the right things to do when you feel like it, but always. Depression feels like hopelessness. The question is, what are you placing your hope in? What is so valuable that you have no joy now that it is lost (or won’t be attained)? What have you been looking at to determine your worth and purpose in life? For some it is their marriage, for others it is their career or approval or success. The fact is, if you have placed your hope in any of these then indeed, you have good cause for depression. They will all disappoint. As counselor Paul Tripp writes, “If your hope disappoints, it is the wrong kind of hope.” What this means then, is that in order to overcome depression you have to have an unshakeable basis to anchor your hope in. For the Christian it is Easter: Jesus Christ living the live we couldn’t live, dying the death we should have died, and rising from the dead in order to give life to those who believe. This is a hope that swallows up all disappointment and cannot be lost. Dave Bootsma is a professional counselor. He can be reached at 558-5730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Calendar MARCH 6 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY The Vernon Women’s Centre holds annual celebration March 6 at Schubert Centre, 10 a.m. until noon. Continental breakfast, speakers, activities, door prizes, and more. We are celebrating everyday warrior women. Please feel free to bring a picture or a story of a woman who inspires you! Tickets are $7 at the door. For info. please call the Women’s Centre at 250-542-7531. OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ March 6, snowshoe at Silver Star. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 for details. THE COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG March 6 from 7 - 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1406–32 Ave. Join us as we sing our favourite hymns, and southern gospel songs with the Sing-along Band playing as Karl Janzen leads. Invite your friends for an hour of sharing God’s love through music. ECKANKAR Meets the first Sunday of the month we have a worship service at 11 a.m. at the Halina club room and on the third Sunday there is a community HU song at the Halina club room at 11 a.m. SMARTIES DROP-IN ART PROGRAM, GALLERY VERTIGO All ages welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in for some fun. March 6 program features instructor Ryan Robson teaching “Self-Portraits.” Everyone welcome! Suggested donation: $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Teens welcome too. High school students interested in art invited to assist at workshops, which happen every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon, across from Nolan’s Drugs. Please use the side entrance under Krause Jeweller’s awning. For more information call 250503-2297 or see www.galleryvertigo.com VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays at 7 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:45 a.m., Raina’s Bistro (formerly Bagel Lane); Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 6 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $5. Tables for rent. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more info. 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. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall on Kalamalka Road. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org CANASTA AND BINGO Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 to 4 p.m., at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Alice at 549-8430 or Ethel at 545-9857.
THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.
Feature Event: Werner Gysi opens Capsule College talks March 10
esident of Enderby, author of Harmonic Farming: Bees, Harmonic Farming: Homesteading and A Family of Six at Sea, Werner Gysi will reflect on living a life of adventure, living one’s dreams, and defining success on one’s own terms. Gysi writes to inspire readers to become more enthusiastic about their own life. His presentations are alive with enthusiasm, humour, and positive, inspired thinking. Join him Thursday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Halina Centre (in the Recreation Centre, 37th Avenue, Vernon). The Capsule College series of public presentations is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Vernon Branch). Proceeds fund scholarships for students at Okanagan College. Admission is $7 at the door, $20 for the series, $4 for students (pay at the door). Everyone, all ages are welcome. Information: 250-545-6171.
MARCH 7 KALAMALKA SPEAKERS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES March 7 “How to Succeed or Fail in Afghanistan” with Wynn Polnicky. The western approach to the troubles in Afghanistan will be examined in terms of lessons from similar historical situations. Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Polnicky served as operational analyst on staff of Canadian general commanding in Afghanistan 2006 and 2007 and helped evaluate what was possible to achieve and to develop campaign plan. Kalamalka Lecture Theatre 12:30-1:20 p.m. Okanagan College. The presentation is free and free parking in student parking lot during the event. 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. Contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. THERAPEUTIC BREATHING EXERCISES Presented by Blue Eagle Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc. Classes provide tools for relief, better quality of life and energy. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at People Place, by donation only. For more information, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org AN EVENING OF YOGA Knox Presbyterian Church. 370132 Ave., Mondays 6-8 p.m. The evening includes a breathing exercise, beginners yoga (45 mins), meditation with music and vegetarian dinner. Everyone welcome. By donation. VERNON BADMINTON Meets every Monday and Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Coldstream Elementary School gym. Call Kal at 260-1692 for information. MONDAY NIGHT VERNON TOASTMASTERS Meets Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, 3505 – 30th Ave. For more information, call Jackie Lowrie at 250-558-5526 or Karen Truesdale at 250-542-4614.
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For more information please call Caroline at 250-542-5448 your friends and neighbours! or Maureen at 250-542-5311. SENIORS ACTION NETWORK MEETING March 8 from 10 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Women’s Topic Meeting ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open a.m. to noon at the People Place, Room 006, 3402-27th Ave. Mondays at 6:30 p.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! Call 250Vernon. Take part in Regional Growth Strategy presentation 002. 24-hour helpline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at by Anthony Kittel and learn how to become more active in 542-2696 for more information. 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something resolving issues affecting the lives of seniors. Call Dayle VERNON PC USERS’ CLUB MEETS The second Tuesday of each month at the Schubert Centre at 3505-30th Ave., at 7 p.m. to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday Drury at 250-545 8572 or e-mail sirb@socialplanning . Call Betty at 542-7024 or June at 549-7221 and check out vernon NORTH WESTSIDE GARDEN CLUB Killiney Community to Friday it’s snooker at 12:30 p.m. Friendship Club 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday it’s carpet Hall. March 8 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker: Element Eco-Design pcusersclub.ca. Join us and get answers to your computer and bowling at 1 p.m. Dance with bands 1st Monday each month at will discuss permaculture. Everyone welcome. For more camera-related questions. ELKS LODGE meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 information, call Kim at 250-503-2285. 1 p.m. Call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876 COLDSTREAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MEETS March 8 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Where else can you play free pool all day? Come on down Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Coldstream W.I. Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. for info. New members welcome. with a member and sharpen your skills. Or become a mem- New members welcome. “Soups On” and Bake Sale on KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court. ber and take advantage of all we have to offer! We close at 6 March 15. For more information, call 250-542-8878. ANNUAL PANCAKE SUPPER Zion United Church in p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED (YOU) Peer support Armstrong, March 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone welcome VERNON & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AGM group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities to come and share in this event! Annual general meeting March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Resource SCIENCE FAIR CLUB: OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Centre, lower level Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave. Are you curious about why things do what they do? Enter Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with the 2011 North Okanagan/Shuswap Regional Science Fair! Only paid-up members are eligible to vote. Before the meetdisabilities who have similar interests and want to share or Design an experiment, invention, or research cool technol- ing, a new members class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Following build your skills about community networking, independent ogy and you’ll have the chance to win awesome prizes! the meeting there will be a presentation on how to use vidchoices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would Join the Science Fair Club at the Okanagan Science Centre eos in family history. Further information: 250-542-4902. like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable envi- Tuesdays at 3:30 to find out how to turn your big idea into GRAB & GO BREAKFAST/LUNCH BAG March 10 from ronment. For further information contact Crystal Compton at an award-winning science fair project! E-mail sciencefair@ 7-9 a.m., Armstrong Dairy Queen Cost: by donation. Preorder by calling 546-9515. Delivery available. Proceeds: okscience.ca for more info or to register. 250-545-9292 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to Haugen Community Healthcare Society to keep primary WOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets AA MEETINGS ON MONDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts healthcare in Armstrong. Sponsored by Armstrong Dairy St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday Centre, 2704 Highway 6. Come and meet other carvers, share Queen, Askews Foods, Saputo Foods THE VERNON TAOIST TAI CHI CENTRE Offering a spring to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in techniques and ideas. New members welcome anytime. beginner class starting March 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at ARMSTRONG TOASTMASTERS 2645 Are you shy in social Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave. Cornerstone Group (X). Men’s Closed meeting 8 p.m., situations? Toastmasters will help you learn communication the Taoist Tai Chi Hall, 3105-28th St. People of all ages and Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St. New Life Group (H), open and leadership skills. We meet every Tuesday evening in in any state of health can practise this ancient art from which meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Armstrong. Come as a guest! Bring a friend &/or spouse with promote relaxation and health improvement. Call 250-542Cherryville Grapevine meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day you to your local Toastmasters Club to observe how we learn 1822 for more information or e-mail email@example.com Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd., to think & speak & listen effectively, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. For more information, visit http://armstrongCherryville. (H) Handic. Access (X) No Handic. Access. Dr. Miller shares information and BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors toastmasters.webs.com/ or ArmstrongToastmasters2645@ practical techniques to aid you in gmail.com March 8: Daffodils — Join the fight by wearing Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. your healing journey. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon a yellow daffodil. See our Facebook page at www.facebook. Everyone welcome com/group.php?gid=36942626691 MARCH 10th, 7- 8:30 PM Alliance Church. 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Festival reels in Oscar nods
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Didnâ€™t have a chance to catch many of the yearâ€™s Oscar nominated films? No worries, the Vernon Film Society is bringing in both award-winning, nominated and other Canadian and international films for its 17th annual Vernon International Film Festival. The 11 films are once again being provided by the Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival, and will all be shown at the Town Cinema. The festival opens at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11 with U.K.Canada production Nowhere Boy, which follows John Lennonâ€™s late teen years in Liverpool just before he found fame with The Beatles. The film features stunning performances by Kristin Scott Thomas (Iâ€™ve Loved You So Long) as Lennonâ€™s indomitable aunt Mimi, and Annie-Marie Duff (The Last Station) as his profoundly unreliable mother Julia. Newcomer Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) plays Lennon as an angry and rebellious young man, desperate for approval and affection, and convinced of his own genius. (Nowhere Boy will screen again on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.) On Friday at 7:30 p.m. is Canadian director Carl Bessaiâ€™s Fathers & Sons, winner of the Vancouver Film Critics Circleâ€™s best B.C. film award for 2010. The follow-up to his hugely successful 2008 feature Mothers and Daughters, Bessai continues his acute exploration of family dynamics in this acerbic celebration of the father-son bond. Germanyâ€™s Soul Kitchen, Saturday at 5 p.m., is a looselimbed house party of a comedy
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Oscar nominated Canadian film Incendies, above, and Winterâ€™s Bone, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, below, nominated for best actress, are two of 11 films showing during the 17th annual Vernon International Film Festival, Friday, March 11 to Thursday, March 17 at the Town Cinema.
and an audience favourite at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows Zinos Kazantzakis (Adam Bousdoukos), the proprietor of Soul Kitchen, a vast warehouse diner restaurant in a scruffy neighborhood of Hamburg where the food might be spectacularly bad, but itâ€™s edible. Film Circuit favourite Nigel Cole (Saving Grace, Calendar Girls) directs a supremely talented ensemble cast led by Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) in U.K. film Made in Dagenham. A dramatization of the 1968 strike at Britainâ€™s Ford Dagenham car plant where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination, the film screens Sunday, March 13 at 5 p.m. and Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Locals will be able to catch Jennifer Lawrenceâ€™s best actress Oscar-nominated turn as a teenager trying to raise her poor family in the Ozarks in Winterâ€™s Bone, showing March
13 at 7:30 p.m. To save her family home, Lawrenceâ€™s character goes on a search for her meth cooking father (John Hawkins, also nominated for best supporting actor) to devastating results. New York auteur Woody Allen returns to London for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, showing March 14 at 5 p.m. The beautifully realized ensemble piece affectionately skewers the foibles and fears of a group of individuals, each caught up in their own life crises. Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m., The Way Back is an epic set in Stalinâ€™s Russia, where during a nighttime blizzard, seven prisoners escape a Soviet Gulag in 1940. Although free, the menâ€™s lives remain at risk as they make their impending trek to safety, defying any reasonable chance of success across an unforgiving landscape. Documentary The Tillman Story is finally coming to the local screen March 15 at 7:30 p.m. A riveting account of the U.S. Armyâ€™s misrepresentation of facts surrounding the 2004 combat death of Corp. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, The Tillman Story is a sobering examination of one familyâ€™s dogged search for answers. Fans of boxing, but more importantly, good acting, will want to check out The Fighter, which follows real-life half-
brothers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, Wednesday, March 16 at 5 p.m. The film features Oscar winning roles for best supporting actor, Christian Bale as Eklund, who was once known as â€œThe Pride of Lowellâ€?, but who hits hard times while his brother, Micky, is on the rise, and actress Melissa Leo as the brothersâ€™ tough-as-nails mother. Also screening March 16 at 7:30 p.m. is House of Branching Love, which follows the breakup of a 30-something professional couple. Think of it as Finlandâ€™s version of Blue Valentine, but with ample proof that thereâ€™s nothing funnier, or scarier, than matters of the heart. The festival wraps up Thursday, March 17 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with Quebec director Denis Villeneuveâ€™s Oscar nominated film for best foreign language feature, Incendies. The film follows two siblings as they attempt to unravel the mystery of their motherâ€™s life in Lebanon. Set against the bloody Lebanese civil war, the film is expertly told through the use of chapters and flashbacks. Advance tickets for individual films ($7) and passes ($30 for five films) are now on sale at the Town Cinema and The Bean Scene. Pass holders should be in the theatre at least 15 minutes before the film starts to guarantee a seat. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. each day of the festival.
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he theatre genre of light musical comedy started in the 1800s as an alternative to grand (usually tragic) opera. It was offered (as it is now) as wholesome family entertainment. As a teenager when I was taken to these shows I considered them bland, and I still do. However beautifully written and performed, these are not the plays that become successful movies. The family shows that do succeed with audiences are the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. They are dark and edgy. Good is always mightily in conflict with evil, and Jim Elderton although these stories depict things that some think children shouldnâ€™t see, if the kids are taken to see them, they love it. The latest offering by Asparagus Community Theatre, Chickens by Canadian playwright Lucia Frangione, is of that former variety. Chickens was first produced when Frangione was a student at Rosebud School of the Arts in Alberta. This is a religious school, and the plays she writes are a personal quest for the spirit she calls â€œthe beloved.â€? In these plays her search for the divine usually takes a peculiar and hilarious twist. Chickens highlights the eternal question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? The playâ€™s main characters are a farming couple â€“â€“ Liza (Joan Levitt Badke) and Paul (Doug Fairweather). On the verge of bankruptcy, Paul decides to raise exotic chickens. And the problems centering around egg fertilization become a metaphor for their lives. The four chicken characters are well realized, and the actors truly do become these odd clucking creatures with the jerky head movements we all recognise. Wisely, the director (Julie Dorsey) chose not to give them chicken costumes as they were already believable as chickens, including Clarissa Seutter as Butterball (â€œIâ€™m just an old-fashioned birdâ€?), Rory White as His Nibs (the nerdy senior rooster), Mandy Penner as Stewer (the older bird), and Rick Seutter as the new rockinâ€™ rooster Alfonso (in gold lamĂŠ). All four also played numerous human roles, and they did brilliant character changes with splitsecond timing. The dialogue afforded much fun: â€œYou donâ€™t understand the primeval emotions of an ovulating bird!â€? wailed Butterball. And excellent use was made of chicken lingo (â€œYouâ€™ve got quite a set of drumsticks!â€? and â€œIâ€™ve got the Grade-A Blues!â€? and the ultimate chicken come-on: â€œI feel that weâ€™re birds of a feather!â€?) And Alfonso had this advice for His Nibs: â€œThereâ€™s only one rule about hens â€“ when theyâ€™re laying an egg, get the hell out of the way!â€?
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With eyes that wander incessantly, the two frustrate their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) to the point that they seek advice from pal, Joy Behar. I’m not kidding… it’s Joy Behar. She encourages the girls to give their mates a week off from marriage, with the ultimate goal of the guys coming to the sad realization that they’re not as irresistible to the ladies as
Plus there are ominous references to fast food chicken: “I keep dreaming of an old man with a white goatee beard!” Musicians Allen and George Bensmiller were on stage throughout, providing delightful accompaniment for the songs. All six actors sang – a challenge for any community theatre cast. They were well received by the opening night audience, however, Mandy Penner was exceptional. We had doo-wop, four-part harmony, and a hilarious chicken tango. But the show stopper was the rooster duet, warbling both Beethoven and Mozart. Chickens continues at the Armstrong Centennial Theatre from Wednesday
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Fulton students direct one-act plays Morning Star Staff
Clarence Fulton secondary students have been knocking back the hours in preparation for their one-act festival, which opens this week. The school is showcasing four different and individually enticing plays directed by its drama students. “Support the Clarence Fulton actors and actresses by coming down and having a great time,” said Fulton drama teacher Deanne Collinson. “We always
appreciate the energy of our wonderful community audience that comes out. There’s always a large variety of people of all ages because our plays are meant to be enjoyed by the whole family.” This year’s one-acts include The Edward House, directed by student Matthew Marioni, The Butcher, The Lawyer, and The Psychosis Breaker by Sean Thomson, A Match Made in Heaven by Katie Annand, and
Aluminum Days by Eric Harper. The Edward House is a slightly humorous murder mystery that will have you biting your nails and wondering what happens next, said Marioni. “It’s murder, mystery, money madness,” he said. The Butcher, The Lawyer, and The Psychosis Breaker is a dramatic, eventful, and mysterious play. “It’s a dark play dealing with the demise of
an intellectual,” said Thomson. A Match Made in Heaven is a comedy with a bit of philosophy about finding the right mate, and in a very unexpected location. “It’s a funny light comedy about a woman searching for a husband. It’s for the whole family,” said Annand. Aluminum Days is a
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From Rosa Parks to Nellie McClung, women have come along way since the inaugural International Women’s Day a century ago. To mark the 100th anniversary of the day that honours all women, local singer/songwriter Tanya Lipscomb has put together a special concert to aid women in need. The event takes place at the Okanagan Centre for Spiritual Living Tuesday. Lipscomb will be joined by fellow artists Kailee Duggan and Sherrie Erickson to raise awareness and money for the Vernon Transition House. “There will be a donation box at the door and also a box for donations of women’s and children’s gently-used clean clothing,” said Lipscomb, who currently hails from Vernon. The mother of three, who has been playing
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music since she was three years old, is an awardwinning songwriter who writes about social justice, heartbreak, love, family life, good times and joy. A musical chameleon, Lipscomb’s songs are influenced by the blues, jazz, folk, rock, funk and country. Duggan, from Vernon, is a 16-year-old singing sensation who won second place in last year’s Our Kids Have Talent. “She has captivated audiences up and down the Okanagan with her contemporary folk style, guitar playing and strong voice,” said Lipscomb.
Erickson is a mother of two and a gifted singer/songwriter who sings about the trials and tribulations of life and love. “Her honest and poignant style of writing places her up there with John Prine and Leonard Cohen,” said Lipscomb. “She is a pleasure to listen to and her style is country, folk, adult contemporary.” The 100th International Women’s Day celebration at the Centre for Spiritual Living, 2913, 29th Ave., starts Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a $10 suggested donation at the door.
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March has plenty of shows for everyone
t’s not uncommon for me to use spending time in the great outdoors, the words “something for every- you’ll won’t want to miss McManus one” when describing coming In Love coming to the Performing events. I’ve never seen two Arts Centre March 12. weeks quite as packed as The playwright these though, so without behind this hilarious further adieu, here’s what one-man-show is Patrick I’d like to call “plenty for F. McManus: one of everyone:” America’s most loved Tonight the Okanagan outdoor humour writers, Symphony Orchestra is known for his unique back at the Performing style best described as Arts Centre for Music of “a cross between Mark the Mountain starting at Brian van Wensem Twain and Bill Cosby.” 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 The symphony will be joined on p.m. and you can call the Ticket stage by internationally acclaimed Seller at 549-SHOW for tickets. alphornist William Hopson for this Also on March 12, there is a inspiring evening of music. Tickets fundraising concert for the Vernon can still be purchased online at Community Music School Sound www.ticketseller.ca or at the door Foundation Capital Campaign at within one hour of the concert. Trinity United Church starting at Monday night is the Vancouver 7 p.m. International Mountain Film The concert features VCMS Festival at the Performing Arts students hosted by their teachers, Centre. and all proceeds go towards much With more than 2.5 hours of needed foundation repairs to the films about the mountains and 103-year-old Smith House, the outdoors, the screening is a fundschool’s primary facility. raiser for the Sparkling Hill Masters Tickets can be purchased at World Cup happening at Sovereign VCMS or at the door. For more Lake this week. information, visit www.vcmsonline. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickorg/soundfoundation. ets can be purchased through the Family fun is afoot at the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW. Performing Arts Centre March 13 Debra DiGiovanni headlines this with Axis Theatre’s The Big Sneeze. year’s International Women’s Day It’s a play about a girl named Lizzy celebration, I Am Woman Hear Me whose gigantic sneeze takes on a life Laff 7. of its own. DiGiovanni can regularly be Join Lizzy on her journey as she seen on MuchMusic’s Video On finds out what growing up is all Trial and was a top-10-finalist on about. There are two performances the fifth season of NBC’s Last Comic to choose from: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Standing. The hilarity starts at 8 and you can get your tickets by callp.m. on Tuesday, at the Performing ing the Ticket Seller. Arts Centre and tickets are still The biggest St. Patrick’s Day available through the Ticket Seller celebration this side of Ireland by calling 549-SHOW. is at the Performing Arts Centre If you hunt, fish or just love March 18 with Cod Gone Wild.
The band will be joined on stage by the Silver Star Elementary Choir, the Argyll Highland Dancers and the Kalamalka Pipe Band for this show that is full of Celtic, Irish and Newfoundland music. Call the Ticket Seller for tickets. Jean-Sebastien Roy and Philip Chiu take the stage at the Performing Arts Centre March 19 and 20.
The pair have incredible musical resumes and major awards and are realizing great successes early on in their respective careers. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. March 19 with a matinee performance on the 20th starting at 1:30. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW for tickets. Lastly, Dr. Wayne Dyer is an internationally
renowned author and speaker in the field of self development. On March 15, his fans will have a chance to spend an evening with him at the Wesbild Centre starting at 6 p.m. Call the Ticket Seller at 549SHOW or visit www.ticketseller. ca for more information or to buy tickets. Enjoy the shows!
McLachlan show rescheduled KELOWNA — The Sarah McLachlan show at Prospera Place in Kelowna, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Saturday, April 30. Wednesday’s concert had to be cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions hindering travel from Vancouver Island. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honoured at the venue on the new date. Refunds are available at point of purchase until April 1 for ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled performance. McLachlan will be joined by Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland at the rescheduled show.
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The ‘Art’ of Therapy Presenter Llona O’Gorman, BCATR, will offer a brief introduction to art therapy, exploring dimensions of art therapy in practice, and the pros and cons of analysis and interpretation. When:
Friday March 11th, 2011 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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$100.00 per person Includes lunch, snacks and art materials. Pre-register at the Family Resource Centre 201-3402-27th Ave. People Place. Space is limited so don’t delay. For more information call 250-545-3390
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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT
Gatzke Farm Market will be the venue as the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce hosts this year’s Valley Wide Business after Hours. The event goes May 12, 5 to 7:30 p.m., and will involve chambers from Osoyoos to Vernon. Attendance this year is anticipated to be in excess of 500 people, and the theme is “Fresh from the Farm” to reflect the agricultural history of Lake Country. “This is such a great event, we’re thrilled to host the trade show and welcome the Valley chambers to our community in May,” said Bill Clark, Lake Country chamber president. “We look forward to it every year and our members who attend tell us it’s a terrific way to meet new business people from throughout the valley and learn about new opportunities.” The annual Valley Wide event features a trade show with more than 50 participants. Ticket and vendor information is available at chamber offices throughout the valley.
Enderby chamber approaches city Over the past year, the Enderby Chamber of Commerce has been involved in a variety of economic development initiatives. These include promoting a Wood First policy, encouraging environmentally progressive property assessments, and advocating for a strong transportation infrastructure. As a membership-driven organization, these economic development priorities originate from its members. The chamber recently submitted a letter to the City of Enderby outlining its economic development priorities. Tate Bengtson They will plan to communicate similar information to other levels of government. A variety of priorities have been identified involving many aspects of the local economy, including transportation infrastructure, industrial and commercial land use, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions, downtown revitalization, river stewardship and recycling. “Our focus on building a progressive economic climate which enhances the prosperity of our business community has identified several areas with tremendous opportunity for innovation and cooperation with government,” said Tate Bengtson, Enderby chamber executive director. “Local businesses from all sectors are coming to us with vision, aspiration and practical recommendations. Our letter to council is intended to reaffirm our positions, continue our dialogue and deepen our cooperation with the City of Enderby on shared goals. “I have been pleased with council’s ongoing receptiveness to the needs and ideas of the local business community.”
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Linda Topf 's welldressed dolls were always the envy of all her friends. "I got my first little sewing machine when I was six and made clothes for my Barbies and Trolls. When I got into junior high school and high school, I took all of the sewing classes I could and made my own clothes. I've taken and taught sewing classes whenever I could ever since," she said. When her fabric and supplies overflowed her sewing room at home, she decided to open a business to share her expertise and enthusiasm. Vernon Fashion Studio has been open in the Alpine Centre since January with sewing classes for all ages, custom sewing and pattern making, wardrobe consulting and alterations. Topf also has a small collection of her own designs available. "I think everybody needs to learn to sew, to do buttons and hems if nothing else. I think shows like Project Runway have made people aware of how they can use their own creativity to express themselves through clothes," said Topf, originally from the U.S., who moved to Vernon with her husband Mike Topf, who grew up in Vernon, in 2005. In her beginning sewing classes, students learn how to make a pair of pyjama pants (sewing machines provided); in interme-
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Linda Topf is putting her life-long love of sewing to use as the owner of Vernon Fashion Studio. diate classes, students learn more sewing techniques to work on a piece of clothing of their choice. She also offers one-on-one classes and motherdaughter classes. Topf likes the open or PIG (Projects In Grocery sacks) where people bring in whatever is in the back of the closet that they would like to finish. "I think the strangest thing anyone ever brought was a box of neckties she wanted to make into skirts and vests. There is a renewed interest in sewing now because people might not be buying as many new clothes and they want to know how to make their own clothes or restyle what they have," she said.
"I do closet makeovers where I go in and help women sort through the good stuff and get rid of the bad stuff, which can be really hard for some people, but you feel better once it is done." Topf 's love of sewing seems to be catching. Her son sewed his own and his groomsmen's outfits for his medieval-theme wedding and her husband is in one of her sewing classes. "Children can start to learn to sew about age eight, although some of them have the motor skills to do it younger. And, of course, you can learn later if you missed it in school or at home. Sewing is something you can do all your life. People find it
can be a very relaxing change from work," said Topf. She admits to being obsessed with fabric. "When I see a new piece, I wonder what I can do with it, how I can make it look its best, what pattern will work with it. There are so many possibilities. I get ideas and inspiration everywhere – from magazines, clothing I've loved in the past, places I've lived, like Spain and Japan, the colours and architectural details. You can never have too much fabric." She is working on her Red Boa Design original pieces for fall, centering on a detailed black tunic with coordinating pieces. Vernon Fashion Studio is set up with
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a classroom, a workroom, and a sewingthemed mini-museum with vintage sewing machines, one that belonged to Topf 's mother, and sewing supplies. Topf has classes ongoing and is planning one-day and longer summer camps for all ages on beginner sewing, quilting and fashion accessories. "I'm doing things I like to do and I hope other people will like them, too. People tell me that when they take the classes, they concentrate on what they are doing and forget everything else and come away refreshed because they've had that time for themselves. That's just how I feel about everything to do with sewing."
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The name is slightly different but the service will remain the same at Susie’s Bluenose Deli and Coffee House in Lavington. Susie and Regan Laraway re-opened the business last week and will operate Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily specials are available. Susie, who brings years of deli experience to the business, is an accomplished cook and a gracious host. She and Regan, parents of Brandon,
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Rapunzels Salon of Vernon will be among 15 of B.C.’s most notable hair salons competing at the second annual Show Off March 21 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. The event is presented by BeautyCouncil, in association with title sponsor L’Oreal Professionnel, and will allow each of the salons to bring their unique interpretations of hair fashion to the public. It is an opportunity to show off their talent, creativity and the latest trends in a hairinspired performance art. Each salon will have up to five minutes to style a maximum of five models or dancers following this year’s theme
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NEW ZEALAND - Before visiting New Zealand my thoughts centred on beautiful scenery, sheep, good weather and a rugby mad country. After visiting the country, I can now say with authority that New Zealand is indeed very picturesque, and a few photos from Lake Tekapo remain favourites, with mountains in the background and a foreshore lined with Russell lupines. Without even going to the country you are probably aware of the dominance in world rugby standings of the New Zealand All Blacks. What you may not know is that New Zealand will host the Rugby World Cup in 2011, with the first game being played Sept. 9. It might be said that rugby is to New Zealand, what hockey is to Canada. It is played throughout the entire country and national players and coaches are well known. The entire country is currently abuzz with excitement as it prepares to host the world and show what New Zealand is all about. There will a focus on Maori culture, the wines of New Zealand, the remarkable and varied scenery, the food and multicultural aspects of the country. Many of us probably think of sheep when we think New Zealand and justifiably so. According to my most reliable sources of information, local bus drivers and tour operators, New Zealand sheep numbers are down from a high of 70 million to 50 million. This still translates to a dozen sheep per person. Regions specialize in different varieties, with Merino producing a very high grade wool. What I didn’t realize before visiting New Zealand was that the length of the two islands is 1,600 kilometres, roughly three times the length of Vancouver
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Milford Sound, which is a fjord, is known as the eighth wonder of the world. Island. Visiting New Zealand for three weeks and trying to do everything simply won’t work, and once you have accepted the fact that the islands are bigger than you thought, you need to make choices. By listening to friends, locals, and visitors and tapping into the web, you can make some smart choices. Before you travel there, you need to know one thing. There is a big difference
between an i-site travel information office and a travel information office. Both have a similar distinctive italicized “i”, but the i-site is a function of the New Zealand government’s branch of tourism and the other information sites are operated in conjunction with tour companies. Both do a very good job, but the i-site will offer a wider variety of tours.
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Adventure provides value Continued from previous page Travelling in New Zealand is favourable for Canadians because of the strength of the Canadian dollar. Three hundred New Zealand dollars will cost you approximately $240 Canadian. Accommodation prices are comparable to Canada, and a savvy traveller can save some big dollars by booking online in advance. Our trip began in November with a threehour flight from Sydney, Australia, referred affectionately to as “across the ditch.” We flew into Queenstown, a town of 10,000 on the South Island. It is referred to as the adventure capital of New Zealand. Think adventure like bungee jumping or a trip in a high-speed jet boat within inches of the walls of a canyon. A four-hour bus ride will take you to Milford Sound, which is a world famous fjiord, referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is indeed spectacular, and we saw Fjiordland penguins, fur seals and waterfalls that held us in awe. Midway between Queenstown and Christchurch is spectacular Lake Tekapo, home to the Good Shepherd Church and an incredible display of Russell lupines in blues, purples, orange and pink hues. Hands down this was our favourite sight. Christchurch, situated on the east coast of the South Island has been referred to as “more British than Britain.” The journey from
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A tired penguin takes a break on the ice in New Zealand. Christchurch to Greymouth, via the Tranzalpine, was smooth and efficient. There is extremely good communication between the train and bus system, which enabled the bus to wait for the train which was late. We then boarded a bus for the trip to Nelson. That allowed us an opportunity to stop and see the blowholes and pancake rocks in Paparoa National Park. The scenery along the coast was amazing. The road hugged the coastline, and for the first time on the trip, we wished we had more time and a car to explore at our leisure. From Nelson, we travelled to Picton and boarded the ferry for a three-hour ride to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, and in the short time we were there, I was able to climb to the top of Mt. Victoria for panaoramic shots of the city. The most difficult
decision of the day was made trying to choose between various ethnic restaurants. Thai won out, and the experience was very enjoyable. Travelling from Wellington to Auckland, aboard the Overlander, was a pleasant journey covering 680 kilometres in 12 hours. The opportunity to get up and move around and take pictures from the observation car and rail platforms made the time pass quickly. The journey featured commentary and highlights including the spectacular engineering marvel called the Raurimu Spiral. Auckland is a large modern multicultural city of 1.4 million people and boasts the Sky Tower, which is the highest man made structure in the southern hemisphere. The city has an efficient bus and train system, plenty of opportunities for ferry rides in, across, and around the harbour.
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The harbour itself, is a blend of working port, fish market, shops and restaurants. In addition, there are sailboat cruises and ferry rides to Devonport and the island of Waiheke, well known for its vineyards and beaches. One highlight for this couple included a trip to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World and live penguin enclosure, featuring king and gentoo penguins.
Sights and sounds not to miss include a visit to the Auckland Museum. Believe me when I say this is a must do. The Maori cultural demonstration includes an explanation of the haka, and also includes singing and dancing featuring the poi dance. Poi is a decorative ball on a flax string used by the Maori to develop strength and flexibility, and to develop handeye co-ordination. The dancing performance featured both short and long poi swung in synchronized rhythmic patterns. Would we go back? In a heartbeat. We missed Akaroa, the French village close to Christchurch, and we would like to explore the Coromandel Peninsula, Abel Tasman National Park, and possibly Stewart Island at the bottom tip of the South Island. We needed more time. What would we have left out? Absolutely nothing. Tom Skinner is a photographer and retired educator who lives in Coldstream.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder Lawrence J. Peters, an educator and â€œhierarchiologistâ€? who died in 1990, said, â€œEach scientiďŹ c discovery increases manâ€™s ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events.â€? Each bridge bid increases a playerâ€™s ability to predict a future event -the ďŹ nal contract. We have been looking at slam-going controlbids (cue-bids). Why would a player make a control-bid? Usually he has a hand that is unsuitable for Blackwood. Perhaps he has two immediate losers in an unbid side suit, or he has a void. In the ďŹ rst instance, if his partner
control-bids in that unguarded side suit, often Blackwood will follow -as in this deal. Northâ€™s response of two no-trump is the Jacoby Forcing Raise, promising four-plus hearts and game-forcing values. Southâ€™s three-heart rebid shows 16-plus points without a good ďŹ ve-card side suit or a singleton or void. North, not ashamed of his hand, control-bids four diamonds. This allows South to take control with Blackwood before bidding six hearts. After West leads the spade queen, the contract ďŹ rst appears to depend upon one out of two club ďŹ nesses. But whenever you face this position, try to engineer an endplay.
Win the ďŹ rst trick with your spade ace, draw trumps, and cash your pointed-suit winners ending in the dummy. Then play a club to your 10. West wins with his jack, but must either lead back into your club acequeen tenace or concede a ruff-and-sluff.
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Anne Woronchak (nee Farynuk)
Anne Woronchak passed away peacefully at The Gateby in Vernon on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years Fred in 1999; her parents; and all her siblings Mike Farynuk of Enderby, John of Lower Mainland, Henry of Vernon, and Mary of Enderby. Anne is survived by her two children Melvin Woronchak and Lorene Woronchak, both of Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews. Anne was born in Abernathy SK, moving to the Enderby area when she was young. She married her childhood sweetheart, Fred in 1950 and moved to Oyama where Fred worked in the fruit growing industry, where their children fondly remember growing up. The family enjoyed the beauty of the fruit trees, swimming in the lakes, and playing in the school playground under the watchful eye of their attentive mother. In 1968, Anne moved with her family to their farm in the Spallumcheen area of Armstrong. She took pride in her garden, the farm and helping to provide for her family. Anne was a devoted wife and mother. She will be lovingly missed for her gentle, kind and patient spirit. Anneâ€™s smile and laughter could light up any room. She was a natural artist, musician and poet. Her many paintings and quilts will be cherished by her children and all those fortunate to have received. Now, Âżnally, she is at rest. Celebration of Life to be held Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong BC). Interment of cremated remains into Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Those who wish to do so, may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimerâ€™s Society of BC (#102 3402 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
The day our family lost our beautiful Jamie Anne Warrington (Knapp), it left our family with broken hearts and a large void in our lives. It is with great appreciation; we thank everyone for all the ďŹ‚owers, cards, phone calls, visits, and facebook.com and dignity memorial.com comments in expression of your sympathy. Jim & Trudy Knapp and Family
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Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much Your memory is our keepsake With which weâ€™ll never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts Your loving wife Alice, and children Nancie, Graham, Kim, Kevan, Maureen and Darren
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God gave us memories, so that we might have roses in December Thank you for the roses in December, Thank you for the roses, I miss you, I love you
MARCH ART WORKSHOP IN VERNON
Weekend art-workshop for kids 8 to 17: Drawing, dancing, indoor wall-climbing! Start March 12th and 26th. Registration fee: $30.00 For more information please call: 250 542-2209 Indian Cooking classes, Mondays & Thursdays, space limited. Call Kal 250-545-7387.
Lost & Found Lost:5 year old grey black & white cat, lost day of the big ďŹ re on Mission Hill. Comes to the name Boo. Please call 250-309-5118.
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Lost: Miniature Schnauzer, silver & grey, Grindrod Mayberry store,wearing a red colar, Lizzie Lou, 250-838-0185.
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Information IF you want to drink, thatâ€™s your business. If you want to stop, thatâ€™s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933
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To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: www.cancer.ca or call: 250.542.0770 or mail to: #104 - 3402 27th Ave Vernon, BC V1T 1S1 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt. Name of the person being remembered. Name & address to send card to. Letâ€™s Make Cancer History
MASSEY, James Ellison It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of James Ellison Massey on March 2, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: email@example.com. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.
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WORONCHAK (nee Farynuk), Anne It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Woronchak (nee Farynuk) on February 27, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
BELLAMY, Paul Thomas It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Thomas Bellamy on February 26, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: email@example.com. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
Hughie Dunbar Hughie Dunbar passed away in Vernon on February 22, 2011. Born March 4, 1933 in Ellershouse NS, he is survived by son, Brian (Laura) Dunbar; two grandchildren: Sean & Jeffrey, and daughter, Laurie Dunbar. Heartfelt thanks to friends and family for their love and support. The family is grateful to medical staff that took care on his journey. Donations suggested: Canadian Cancer Society.
CHARLES FREDERICK BRODERSEN We regret to announce the passing of Charles on February 27, 2011, in Vernon. Charles was born in Payette, Idaho on December 21, 1949 to Rudolf and Charlotte Brodersen. He moved to Vernon in 1992 and was involved with Kindale and Venture Training; there he worked in the bike shop. He loved to bowl, play basketball and ďŹ‚oor hockey. He enjoyed life to the fullest and brightened everyoneâ€™s day with his smile and laugh. He will be missed by all. He will be buried in the family plot in Payette, Idaho. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.
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1 full time opening available, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc. refâ€™s, 20yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. KIDS CORNER DAYCARE has a rare P/T space in there Infant/ Toddler prog. 9mth-2.5yrs. Call 250-5457303 for more info. Licensed family daycare has full-time spaces, ďŹ‚exible hours, lots of fun including meals. 250-309-6804, 250-558-0540 Teddybear Lic. Daycare has 2 spaces avail for 12mos old to school age. We provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment which includes crafts, prep for kindergarten entry, fun times and meals & snacks. Call 250-542-9062
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father and grandfather Gordon, in Vernon. Gordon was born in Gersau, Switzerland, the eldest son of Gottfried and Agnes Camenzind, and the Ă€rst of eleven children. Gordon served in the Swiss Army during the Second World War. He trained as a Chef in Switzerland and immigrated to Canada in 1948 to work for Canadian PaciĂ€c Hotels. Gordon was a chef in numerous CP Hotels across Canada before settling in Vancouver in 1953. It was in Vancouver that he met his wife, Joyce Read. They were married in 1954 and moved to Vernon shortly thereafter, where they owned a small corner store. In 1956 they purchased a farm in Coldstream and that same year, their only son, Bill was born. Gordon worked the farm until 1973 and then retired farming to return to his profession as a sous chef at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna. A few years later he worked as a sous chef at the Village Green in Vernon. In 1986, Gordon hung up his professional chefÂˇs hat and returned to hobby farming. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce, in December of 1996. In the year 2000, Gordon sold his farm and moved into Coldstream Meadows. He enjoyed his daily â€œhalf-a-cigarâ€? walks. His other pleasures were reading, watching boxing, and listening to classical music. Over the years Gordon made a number of trips back to Switzerland, including a trip in 1998 with his son Bill, and his grandsons, Alex and Ross. In the summer of 2008 Gordon moved into Creekside Landing where he resided until his passing. Gordon is survived by his son, Bill (Deb), and his grandsons, Alex and Ross, as well as four siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Switzerland. A graveside remembrance of GordonÂˇs life will be held at the Coldstream Cemetery on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements will be made through the Vernon Funeral Home.
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A detailed job description, list of qualiďŹ cations along with information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers.
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Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501â€“48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email email@example.com by March 14th, 2011.
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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 250-546-0600
Full-time Logging Danglehead Processor Operator needed immediately for the Vernon area. 1-2 yrs experience a must. Fax resume 250-5423587 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casual employees are required for an “on call” basis to cover absences of a regular employee. Shifts are nights including week-ends.
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is looking for a sales associate. MUST have “Ladies” retail experience. Please hand deliver resumés to:
La Creme Clothing Co. 3003A - 30th Ave, Vernon
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, Estate Administrator (28 years experience) at 250-503-5300 today, To set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 - 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 9A2
Armstrong Optometry Clinic Requires an experienced OPTICIAN, Full Time starting June 15th. Drop off resumes in person to Ruby, #4-3380 Smith Dr.
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Edo Japan Fruit Union, Mature, f/t & p/t casual worker. Able to work evenings, weekends & split shifts. Apply within between 10:30-11:30 Mon-Fri.
Hair Stylist Wanted - Busy location. Wages- Commission/ hourly rate. 250-550-7181 K-Rod Steel requires rebar placers for the Kelowna area. Experienced only need apply. Email resume: email@example.com fax 250-549-1662
RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualiﬁcations - Special Needs Worker Certiﬁcate or Extended Worker Certiﬁcate or Human Service Worker Certiﬁcate or Care Aid Certiﬁcate or Community Support Worker Certiﬁcate, First Aid and Unrestricted BC Class 4 Drivers License. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.23 per hour + beneﬁts
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Assembly sales, customer service & management trainee positions available within our Kelowna office. Must be 18+ years of age. No experience required as we provide full training. Call 250-860-3590 or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
////////// APPLY NOW! Expanding Kelowna co. now accepting applications for FT work in various positions. No exp nec. 250860-3590 or email resume to email@example.com Caretakers needed for remote ski lodge near Revelstoke, April to November. 2 weeks in, 2 weeks out. Best suits a retired couple- not much work, not much pay. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 250 679 2999.
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Camp Director: Our Camp Director is responsible for the overall management of the campers, leaders, staff, property and programs at the camp. Must have at least two years of leadership and related camping/ administration experience and training. Must be older than 25 years and demonstrates the ability to articulate their Faith journey and work within the ethos and theology of the United Church of Canada. Will develop routines, schedules and procedures for camp operation, organize all camp program activities. The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for helping plan, implement and evaluate camping experiences, for campers of all ages. Two years leadership experience with children and youth at a camp or other settings. Demonstrates the ability to articulate their Faith journey and work within the ethos and theology of the United Church of Canada. The Assistant Camp Director will help develop and implement effective learning programs that help campers experience a safe environment, take responsibility for leadership in camp programs as identified in planning meetings. A criminal record check will be required. Closing date: March 27th, 2011 Visit our website for more info about Camp Hurlburt & application forms @ www.camphurlburt.com Applications/resumes to: Camp Hurlburt Committee Box 97, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1
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Vernon & District Immigrant Services Assistance Service Suite 100 - 3003 - 30th Street, Vernon Tel. (250) 542-4612 • email:email@example.com
We can help you ﬁnd work! Free services for Newcomers, FOREIGN Professionals/Trades Persons • Career planning and Canadian job search • Individual Employment Counselling • Direction & ¿nancial help with foreign credentials – assisting with education/quali¿cations recognition • Training funding for eligible persons • Referrals to other services • Computer skills for job seekers
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED • Criminal Record Search • First Aid & CPR • Class IV (restricted) Driver’s License Forward resumé to: NOCLS 2400 - 46th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 9N5
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Position available 25 - 30 hours per week for mature, highly energetic, fun loving, wellness health ofÀce assistant with seven arms / Àve legs / three heads and able to do 100 things at once. Must like working with and helping people of all ages. Computer skills, Àling, Áexible with hours, answering phones, some book keeping, team orientated, and working under pressure are essential. Please drop off resumes in person (no phone calls please) at Valley Chiropractic 3502 31st Street, Vernon Deadline is Wednesday, March 9th at 4 pm.
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The Pool Supervisor is responsible for supervising and administering activities at the swimming pool in order to provide quality swimming programs and services. This includes completing administrative duties, assisting in hiring pool staff, supervising pool staff, scheduling activities and staff, program development and implementation, pool maintenance, and guarding and instructing. This is a seasonal, full time position with a salary of $2515.76 monthly from May 15 to September 1. The successful candidate will have WSI, First Aid and CPR, NLS, and BCRPA Aquatic Fitness Certiﬁcations. Send resume, cover letter, and copies of all current certiﬁcation to the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce ATTN: Willow Burton Mail to Box 1000, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0; fax to 250-838-0123; or email to email@example.com. Deadline: March 15, 2011
Red Robin Canada is very excited to announce the opening of their newest location in Vernon, BC! With an expected opening at the beginning of May, we are currently accepting applications for the following positions: • Managers • Bussers • Servers • Dishwashers • Hosts • Line Cooks Red Robin exceeds guest’s expectations through our people, guided by our shared values of Honour, Integrity, Continually Seeking Knowledge and Having fun. We are looking for honest, fun, upbeat people who are willing to make a difference! If this resembles you or someone you know, please contact us at: Red Robin Vernon #400 – 5601 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC Phone: 250 542-3300 • Fax: 250 542-4491 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER We Care Home Health Services is looking for individuals that are really energetic and wanting to partner a family with two medically fragile young children. We are looking for “Baby Whisperers”. The person needs to enjoy playing and interacting with children. This involves working in a home-like environment, being able to remain cool in stressful situations. There is one part-time day shift available and three full-time night shifts available. We will be screening applications and calling people in for a multi-interview process that will take place on March 17. Applicants are to apply in person to We Care at 3907 27th Street, Vernon, BC.
SEED ORCHARD ASSISTANT As part of the nursery seed orchard team under the direction of the seed orchard superintendent, the seed orchard assistant will assist in the production of the orchard cone crops. Main job functions include pruning, planting, weeding, pesticide application, surveys, irrigation, and cone harvest. Maintenance work will be required occasionally. • Position is seasonal from mid-Spring to late summer, depending on the weather and workload. Other general nursery work is available outside this time period. • Weekend work may be required • Applicants may be required to pass (60% or better) a written and/or practical test • Successful applicant will be required to have rain gear and a valid class 5 driver license. • Successful applicant must be willing to work with pesticides and may be required to obtain a pesticide applicator’s certiﬁcate. • Relevant experience is useful however not essential Salary: $12-$16 per hour (commensurate with qualiﬁcations and experience) IRRIGATION SPECIALIST As part of the nursery grow team under the direction of the nursery growers, the irrigation specialist will assist in the growing of the seedlings. Main job functions include mixing fertilizers, unplugging nozzles, checking block weights, and monitoring crops. Maintenance and other nursery work will be required from time to time. • Positions will start in May and continue till Mid- August depending on the weather and workload at the nursery. • Shift work and weekend work is required • Applicants may be required to pass (60% or better) a written and or practical test • Successful applicants will be required to have rain gear. • Relevant forest seedling nursery experience is useful, however, not essential Salary: $14.00 - $17.67 per hour (commensurate with qualiﬁcations and experience) Please submit your resume or letter of interest to: Stewart Haywood-Farmer, Manager, PRT Armstrong Email: email@example.com 668 St Anne Rd, Armstrong B.C. V0E 1B5 Closing date: March 27, 2011 only applicants considered for these positions will be contacted.
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The BEST and the BRIGHTEST Growth oriented Okanagan Valley dealership requires career-minded individuals to join our team.
Full-time You distinguish yourself from the rest with exceptional customer-service skills, meeting the needs of our customers in a professional manner. You are effective at building and maintaining your list of satisﬁed clients.
PART-TIME BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
Garage/Man Door Technicians needed-Looking for individuals with experience capable to deal with customers, orders, installs, repairs and service work. Live at home and work up north with many beneﬁts. Our company will provide full time work, out of town, overtime, ﬂights, accommodations and vehicles for work in Fort McMurray area. Send your driver’s abstract, resume & references. to : firstname.lastname@example.org and or call (780)-715-7616. $7-$8,500/monthstartingd.o.e
Kelowna Paciﬁc Railway has immediate openings for 2 full time journeyman HD mechanics. Preference will be given to applicants with diesel electric and hydraulic experience. These positions will work out of our Vernon facilities and may require some travel. Resumes including compensation expectations may be Emailed to: email@example.com or dropped off at our Vernon main ofﬁce. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club A good place to be
You are super-organized and able to multi-task efﬁciently, often processing several contracts at one time. You also have excellent people skills. Expertise in the automotive industry is an asset but not a prerequisite for the right candidate. We offer a competitive wage and beneﬁts plan to the successful candidates, along with an inspired and friendly work environment.
2 Positions Available: Community Support Worker Part time: 4 hours per week
We would like to thank all those who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
QUALIFICATIONS: · Post-Secondary education in the area of Special Needs, or equivalent · Minimum of two (2) years demonstrated ability/ experience working with children who have autism or are mentally challenged. · Valid First Aid and CPR certi¿cation . · Class 4 Driver’s License required or willingness to obtain · Working shift: One day a week (4 hour shift) · Successful completion of Agency Screening Process, including a criminal record check. Submit resume to: Kirstie Blanleil, Centre Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Fax: 250. 542-6559
Please email your cover letter and resume in conﬁdence to email@example.com EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Position Summary: To provide small group service to special needs children in the Armstrong community. Facilitate the inclusion of children in Club, community, and social activities to address a variety of social, recreational, and skill development needs.
Local paving company has full-time positions open for experienced rakerman / rollerman and driver with Class 1. Starting April for 2011 season. Fax resumé to (250) 545-4599 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL salon is looking for a chair rental. 250-260-3565 (evens) 250-549-1515 (day)
Employment Help Wanted LEGAL ASSISTANT with a minimum of 2 to 3 years experience. You will manage a variety of ﬁles independently and not be stuck in a little cubicle day in, day out! You will handle litigation, wills, probates and other legal work. You will have a high degree of client contact and handle reception duties. Please email your resume and salary expectations by email to G e r r y @ L a a ra k ke r l aw. c o m . No phone calls or personal visits. Only those meeting our qualiﬁcations will be contacted for an interview. Local Security Company P/T, Full Time, On-Call Security Ofﬁcers Required. Must have valid BC Security Licence as well as valid BC drivers licence. Candidates must be available to work day & night shifts. Experience preferred but not mandatory. Fax resume to 250-766-0812 or email email@example.com
Fast growing, family owned business is looking for F/T
Must be hard working, ﬂexible & a team player. Extended medical & dental plan. Apply in person to 2103-48th Avenue, Vernon
SWITCHBOARD - FINANCE (Full-time – Temporary) May 24 - July 4, 2011 The City of Vernon has an opening for a Switchboard operator in Finance during tax season. This position is primarily responsible for answering and referring telephone calls for the Finance Department and performs other clerical tasks as assigned. The rate of pay is under review. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 11, 2011. Please quote competition # 17-COV-11. --------------------------------
DATA ENTRY CLERK (Part-time – Temporary) May 10 - July 30, 2011 (approximately) The City of Vernon has an opening for a Data Entry Clerk. This position processes information from source documents into the accounting system and veriﬁes the accuracy of data input. Rate of pay: $22.25/hr. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 11, 2011. Please quote competition # 18-COV-11. --------------------------------
CASHIER (Full-time – Temporary) May 10 - July 8, 2011 (approximately) The City of Vernon has an opening for a Cashier. Reporting to the Revenue Supervisor, Finance, this position receives, records and balances various cash amounts during the tax season.
Rate of pay: $25.76/hr.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH 10 AM - 3 PM AT THE CLUBHOUSE
Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 11, 2011. --------------------------------
INFORMATION TECHNICIAN I (Part-time – Temporary) March 2011 - March 2012 (approximately) “UNDER REVIEW” The City of Vernon has an opening for an energetic, trustworthy and detail oriented Information Technician I. Reporting to the Manager, Information Services, this position provides light technical support for its users and a variety of general and speciﬁc PC and peripheral related troubleshooting and repair as assigned. This self-starter also assists the Information Technician II as required. Rate of Pay: ‘Under Review’ Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 11, 2011. Please quote competition # 20-COV-11.
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NEW Retail Store looking for someone to work Monday to Friday. A Sports Background is a huge plus. Please email a resume and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pizza cook required immediately, must be 19 years of age or older, weekend & nights. Apply in person #4-100-Kal Lake Rd, Uncle Dave’s between 11-5pm Mon-Fri. Production Supervisor with previous experience supervising in a manufacturing setting. Will be asked to schedule, recruit, train, and report on production team. Knowledge of basic machines and tools. Forklift ticket a deﬁnite asset. Strong math skills.Microsoft Excel and Outlook proﬁecieny. Strong organizational skills Only the enthusiastic and positive minded need apply.Valid B.C. drivers license required. Fax resume with covering letter to 250-542-1788 or email kmontsion@alpinespacovto ers.com
QUALITY CAREGIVER WANTED Jiminy Crickets childcare center in Lumby, has full time position for caregiver with ECE or assistant status. Please call 250-547-0005. RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box #14 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5
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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services CRYSTAL GARDEN Restaurant - Enderby hiring 1 Cantonese Cook, Cook Cert., min. 3 years exp. $17/hr. 40/hr. wk. Email CV to email@example.com
COMMISSION Sales. Auto allowance. Experience in commercial cleaning an asset. Must be professional and neat in appearance. Please forward resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classiﬁeds Work! Teachers Teachers needed for part time Tutoring The Junction Literacy Centre is accepting applications from certiﬁed teachers (retired, on-call, part time, new grad) for grades 2 - 12. To request an interview contact
email@example.com or call 250-275-3117.
Trades, Technical Aluminum Fitter/Welders for Kamloops. Min 3-5 yrs exp. Welding Test. We offer Comp Wages, Beneﬁt Pkg Avail Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CERTIFIED HEAD MARINE MECHANIC. Shuswap Lake. Great work environment! Start $25/hr+ Accommodation avail. Please contact 250.675.2250 email@example.com GLASS TECHS Needed! Speedy Glass is seeking experience Glass Technicians for our Kelowna and Vernon locations. You should have strong knowledge of residential/commercial ﬂat glass installations. Some auto glass experience would be an asset. Superior customers service skills and a valid driver’s license required. Join an industry leader & a great group of people! Competitive wages & exceptional beneﬁts offered! Please submit your resume to:
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Live, Work and Play in the Sunny Shuswap. Mazak exp. is an asset ( Mills and Lathes).
by up to
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Available for Hire Skilled and Unskilled Labourers available daily for both BUSINESSES and RESIDENTIAL Minor home repairs, moving & snow removal
Contact Steve 250-541-0183 COMPLETE RENOVATIONS, Repairs or updates to your home. I have 20yrs exp. in construction. I am also a journeyman Electrician. Quality work at an affordable price, so I can save you money! 250838-0268, cell: 250-868-7334
Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 604-415-8313.
REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca
Did you resolve to get more exercise this year? Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will get exercise AND earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students and Adults both welcomed.
Attention VALUED READERS With the cold weather comes icy roads and driveways
Please try to keep your driveway and walkway clear of ice and help us keep our carriers safe from accidents.
ENDERBY AREA RT 906 - Granville Ave & George St Available now B.X. AREA RT 73 - 25th Street & 40th Avenue Available March 18 contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info
DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local ofﬁce www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346
Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs
MIKE’S ELITE CountertopsAll Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Quartz and Laminate Surfaces. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We also supply and/or install any Tile application. We offer a special every month, call Mike to ﬁnd out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543. QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875
Excavating & Drainage TELFORD CONTRACTING, Excavation? We can help! Utiliti, site prep, certiﬁed septic installations, retainment walls. Professional and quality work. Call 250-838-2562 or email email@example.com
Fencing EARLY BIRD SALE! (54) 6x8 Fence Panels, reg. $70 SALE $60. Lots of fence boards on sale. 250-546-6038. Post Pounding & Excavating. Great rates. No transport fee. 250.308.5403.
Garden & Lawn
ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation
DOUBLE DIAMOND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE landscaping crew avail. for complete lawn care, ﬂower garden, small tree and shrub maintenance. For free estimates. 250-253-1482 Wendy or 250-309-2751 Martin
Photography / Video
Don Weixl Photography Business Photography and Portraits, Weddings, Special Events. 29 years experience Reasonable rates with fast and friendly service. www.donweixl.com 250-545-1058
Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping Will organize your paperwork & prepare ﬁnancial statements. A/R, A/P, HST, payroll. Shoeboxes welcome. Diane 250-542-1306.
Cleaning Services Experienced housecleaners available we supply most cleaning supplies. Weekly or Bi-weekly available, reasonable rates. Call after 6pm or weekends. 250-545-1313.
Countertops CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS PREMIUM GRANITE BLOWOUT SALE 150 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM
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 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. RUBBISH Busters. 20’ deck w/sides, anything/everything. Great rates - excellent service. Call Steve 250-549-6822
Reclaim your garage.
GRANITE KITCHENS Starting at $2495. INCL DELIVERY & INSTALLS Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
Merchandise for Sale
Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES Now open again. 5min from Armstrong. Sat & Sun, 10am-5 or by appt. Quality Antiques, 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) 250-546-2529
Tree Services HAZARDOUS TREE removal and odd jobs. Free estimates. 250-272-0289.
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay 2nd cut grass hay, small square bales, $7/bale. 250838-6725 800lb round bales, alfalfa grass, 1st crop, $50/bale. 3rd cut haylage, Grinrod. 250-3091420. (80) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $5.00/bale. 250547-6546. ALL TYPES of hay for sale! all in medium squares (3x4x8). For all your Dairy, Horse, Feeder Hay needs, visit www.hubkahay.com or call Cale @ 403-635-0104. Delivery available and Min order is a semi-load. Free manure, you pay for trucking. Bark mulch & sawdust for sale. 250-804-6720 HAY FOR SALE, easy access. Call (250)545-1817 Hay for sale, grass alfalfa mix 75 bales. $6.00 each. 250546-6690. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Small square bales, grass hay $4/bale. Alfalfa hay small square bales $6/bale. 250546-0537, 250-308-1037
#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 30” frigidaire electric stove, coil burners, $75. Computer table, good shape $20. 250375-2590 Coldspot deep freeze, $125. 250-545-5933 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.
Firearms CASH - I buy Pellet guns, working or not. Enderby. firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-804-8698
Firewood/Fuel Apple wood full length dump truck, approx. 1.75 cord $250, cut up $350. 250-546-3505 Firewood Pine: drycut, split & stacked to 16” length, shortbox p/u $70, longbox p/u $85. We load. You haul. (250)545-6461 Firewood, quality mixed, full chord. $120. + delivery. 250547-1490 Kris. Pine 1 cord round $120, split $150, Fir $150/$180. Birch $170/$200. Delivered. 250547-9733 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 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
Garden Equipment Ford lawntractor, 12 hp, auto, 50” cut. $500. Have others also. 250-503-2177.
Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING
Heavy Duty Machinery
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
FREE Removal of unwanted equipment etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 Winter special 10% off on rebuilt eng., gas & diesel. Agri.,Indust.,auto, 25 years exp.,all work guaranteed. 250832-1903.
Avail. for Stud, cute Chihuahua Daschund X, sweet disposition, $250. 250-309-1111 Beautiful Maremma/ Kangal guardian puppies,to keep predators away,for a c r e a g e / fa r m , d ewo r m e d , 1 . vaccination,$350, phone 250 547 6253 Bichon pups. Micro chipped, ﬁrst shots, dewormed, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923. BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 7th. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels
Collapsible electric wheel chair, w/cushion. $500. 250309-4462.
Misc. for Sale
WANTED Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. We also buy, sell & pick up.
Call Dodds Auction 250-545-3259
www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
7’ wood artist easel, new, $120. 250-309-8839 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 Brand new snowblower (bought Nov), warranty good through Oct 2012. Paid $700, asking $499. (250)545-0552
™ 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
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION Kelly’s Construction Taping/Drywall/Finishing Textured Ceilings New or Additions Over 25 years experience
Local Westside Rd References
250-317-6260 Kelly Hinger
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Residential Snow Removal
Call Don: 250-309-6070
Quality Work Guaranteed
Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets
Kitchens and Baths Holm Renovations Ltd
Inside - Out
Call Errol or Roberta 250-545-3321
CHRIS - 250-540-0025
X Fine Interior Finishing X Custom Woodwork X Basement suites X Design & Colour Advice Call for a free estimate - Over 30 years experience
Kicking Horse Construction Ltd.
(Restyling under $1,600)
At Kicking Horse Construction Ltd. it is our objective to provide a quality, stress free project. We do all aspects of house construction. From project management of large high end homes, to labor on small renovations. No job is to big or to small!
KITCHEN CABINETS KITCHEN PRO DON’T REPLACE, REFACE 778-753-5776 Kitchen cabinets & vanity refacing. Replace doors, update crown, modern hardware, counters, tile splash. Bring your old cabinets up to date at a fraction of the cost. www.kpro.ca
Quality construction management...everytime! Contact Info: Ed Hoffort - Owner • Ofﬁce: 250-549-1175 Fax: 250-549-1175 • Email: email@example.com • Website: www.khcl.ca
HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
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TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS GENERAL REPAIRS & RENOS CARPENTRY 16 PLUMBING Years Experience
References • All Work Guaranteed
• 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
Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
Repaints our specialty! • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates • www.timetopaint.com or
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
WINDOWS & DOORS
Dave - (250) 309 0206
250 550 7900 250-550-7900
“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
CLEANING JACK WESSELL PAINTING INTERIOR • EXTERIOR • TEXTURED CEILINGS REPAIRS TO DRYWALL • FREE ESTIMATES
FREE COLOR CONSULTANT
Meridian Commercial Cleaning
DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT
House Cleaning Available
Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY
• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977
15 YEARS EXPERIENCE Bondable & Dependable
Call 250-542-5130 yahoo il: wilmahei
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE 549-0115
KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
Residential or Commercial
CREW WITH QUALITY RATES FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED
New Construction or Renovations
Over 15 Years Experience Big enough to do the job, small enough to care!
Mark of Excellence
For Free Estimate Call:
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
Door & Window
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
And Handyman Services
• Bathroom Reno’s • Ceramic Tiles • Finishing/Mouldings • Electrical • Interior/Exterior Painting • Plumbing
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BC SPRAY Insulation
Foam Insulation Specialists Working to Save You Energy!
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ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
Bookkeeping Services - 6 Yrs Experience - Monthly Accounting - GST, PST, Payroll & Tax Returns - Financial Statements
Misc. for Sale
Commode almost new. $50. 250-542-3203. Free scrap metal dump site. If it’s metal, we take it! 250-3096107, 250-546-9536 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-309-6107, 250-546-9536 Grad dress, strapless, very comfortable, worn once, mint cond. Dry cleaned. $400 obo. (250)307-9029 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com NEED BUILDING PLANS New home or renovations. Call
NEW Sporting Goods Consignment Store want your gently used sporting goods to sell in their store. Great rates paid. Earn EXTRA cash. Goods can be dropped off at 4412 27th Street, Vernon or call: 778-475-5997 to arrange pickup.
Tools 10’6” Tapco aluminum brake c/w stand, decoiler & slitter $1500 ﬁrm. 250-859-2594 Commercial 7”x12” horizontal /vertical bandsaw, coolant tank $1100. 30” commercial 3-in-1 machine comb shear, brake & roll $650. 250-838-9833
Okanagan Blue Print. Plan NOW for SPRING building. 250-558-8791
New Graco Nautilus multistage carseat. Pd $240 asking $115. Rosignol dwnhill boots, size 24.5, $80. 250-260-8997 PRIVATE Collector will buy gold & silver coins! All conditions. Check your safety deposit box! Todd, 250-864-3521 Unique designer chair, cottage farm animal design, green neutral colors, must see, $50. 250-260-8997. WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 W/D, bookcases, king bed, glass desk, recliner/rocker, tv, oak table. (250)549-4612
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE
All Your Drywalling Needs
Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
25 + years Experience
Specializing in Small Businesses
Call Pat 549.6745
For Sale By Owner
For Sale By Owner
Houses For Sale
PRICED TO SELL
FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com • 16x76ft. 2007 manufactured home, 10 mins. to Vernon • New large deck, lots of parking • 3 bdrm, 2 bath, spacious Mbdrm. • Walk in closet, full 4 piece ensuite • Vaulted ceilings in living area, bright area
Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
21 Preston Crescent
#74, 12560 Westside Rd
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Very private back area 1/2 acre with 2 titles 2600 sq. ft. nicely updated home Kitchen with lots of cupboards, island, appliances incl. • Beautiful tiled bathrm. with relaxing jetted tub • Bright open LR with vaulted ceilings
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Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.
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3.69 Acres Home and Shop in Vernon Completely updated home, Detached 1000 sqft Shop with hoist. Great holding property! Call Wade 250-5506364. 6177 Okanagan Ave Vernonwww.okhomeseller.com #26513l
Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
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5 min. walk to all amenities & walking trails 1220 sq. ft. rancher, 3 bdrm., 2 bath Gleaming new hardwood ﬂoors & tile Great kitchen with island, designer paint colors & blinds • Newly landscaped, covered patio area, back area fenced
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Just minutes from downtown Armstrong. Recently updated 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, detached 3 car garage, family room in walk out basement, main ﬂoor laundry and school bus stop at the end of the driveway. Plus much more! $595,000 See more pictures at bchomesforsale.com or call 250-546-3982 to see for yourself.
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Columbia Apartments Available April 1
Large One Bedroom Apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.
To view call
250-545-1519 CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove
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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 2 BEDROOM 3608 - 25th Avenue, Vernon $845/month + utilities W/D, Fridge & Stove Included No Pets • No Smoking Available February 1st Separate Entrance • Private Yard
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■ 1 or 2 Bedroom ■ Adult 40+ ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital
250-558-9696 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&2bdrm, adult building, F/S, N/P, near Schubert, heat incl. $650-$750. 250-307-4300 after 4pm. 1BDRM downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util/incl. $850, avail. March 1. (250)260-3196
The CLIFFS 2 Bedroom Suites $
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
MORRIS MANOR 2 bedroom corner suite, 1 large bachelor suite and 1 bedroom available. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. For more information call
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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
ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building
250-549-2770 1 & 2 bdrm avail,East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood ﬂrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail immed. 250260-5870 1&2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, in-suite laundry h/u. $850/mo. 1 month free rent or $400 grocery voucher! 250-549-0440. 1bdrm apt. adult building, ns, np, large, clean, quiet, incl. air, cable, extra storage, secure scooter & bike storage, RR. 250-545-8985 1bdrm large close to Rec Centre, $550-$700, no dogs. (250)545-8443, 250-307-4948.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Apartments * Duplexes * Suites * 2 bdrm 1 bath level entry West Vernon $795+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 1 bdrm 1 bath downtown apartment $585+util 3504 32nd Str Includes FR ST Avail now 1 bdrm 1 bath rural suite Pets considered $750 Incl util 6980 PV Rd Incl Fr St Wa Dr avail Mar CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List
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390 sq ft Main ﬂoor New Train Station Ofﬁce/Retail $440/mo incl Tnet Avail now 1854 sq ft Main ﬂr corner unit New Train Stn Ofﬁce/Rest $2165/mo incl Tnet Avail now 1160 sq ft Main ﬂoor Old Train Station Ofﬁce/Retail $1355/mo incl Tnet Avail now 696 sq ft Second ﬂoor Old Train Station Ofﬁce space $725/mo incl Tnet Avail now 7652 sq ft N. Vernon Warehouse/Ofﬁce/Manufacturing $12.00 sq ft incl Tnet Avail now PLUS 5480 sq ft N. Vernon Whse. incl LOADING DOCK $9.00 sq ft incl Tnet Avail now
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Homes for Rent
1bdrm quiet convenient location, level private entry near Schubert Center & bus rte. Incl hot water, cable TV, prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+, $620. 250-309-3763 1bdrm spacious condo, recently reno’d, close to bus stop, laundry onsite, Avail April 1st., $700/mo + 1/2 DD, n/p, 250-558-4533 Susan. 1-Bed & Bach, bright & clean in a quiet, carefully managed Apartment building on bus route & walk to downtown. incl’s appliances, heat, hot water, cable TV, locker and parking. Also available furnished. N/P, N/S 40+. 250-550-4069 2bdrm, 1 bath, patio, all appliances, heat, a/c,w/d, n/p, n/s.,45+ underground parking, $800. Avail April 1. 250-5580588. 2BDRM, 2bath condo, nicely ﬁnished, f/s, w/d, a/c, d/w, avail April 1 $900/mon n/s, n/p. 250-503-6002.
Bachelor suite with balcony, furn’d or unfurn. Immed. Short or long term. 250-541-0077 BRAND NEW 1 bedroom condo in Vernon, private W&D avail., secured heated U/G parking, dishwasher, A/C. S/S appls. Asking $870/month. 250-549-4800. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lrge 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, close to downtown, laundry in building, small pets aloud, avail March 15. see castanet”downtown 2bdrm” for pictures.$850pm. 250-306-6123. Newly reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm downtown apartments. Rent neg. Move in allowance, avail immed. 250-308-1941 Newly reno’d 1bdrm apt. private back yard on the creek, complex laundry & seasonal pool, ns, np, avail. April 1, $650/mo. Ph: 8am-6pm 250542-0074 NEWLY RENOVATED with ceramic & laminate, Enderby, 1 & 2 bdrm apartments. 250-308-9299
ONE MONTH FREE RENT
1bdrm, 1bdrm + den,on site managers, f/s, d/w,a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented on 2 acres of park like setting, n/p, n/s. 250545-5773 or 250-550-0243.
RENT INCENTIVE AVAILABLE Arlington/ Embers/ Century, 1 & 2 bdrm, NP, NS, close to bus/ shopping/Schubert centre clean/ well maintained, 55+ 250-275-8066 RICKFORD MANOR. 1 & 2bdrm suites, NS, NP, adult bldg. Call 250-545-1412 SPACIOUS DELUXE 2BDRM, must be seen! $950/mo. 250542-5659. Updated central 2bdrm condo, in-suite w/d, top ﬂoor, view, $875/mo. RR. 604-999-8105 VERNON. BRAND NEW! Large 2 BR, 2 Bath CONDO. secure heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D avail. $1100/mo. Please call Melissa at 250-549-4800. firstname.lastname@example.org VERNON, BRAND NEW! Large 2 BR, 2 Bath CONDO, secure heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D avail. 3 suites to choose from: $1050 & $1100/month. Please call Melissa at 250549-4800 and ask about new move in incentives. email@example.com Walk to the beach, newly reno’d, 2bdrm above chiro ofﬁce. $850 inclusive. (250)550-0238
Apartment Furnished 2bdrm, Silver Star chalet, fully furnished & equipped, updated, April 1st-Oct 31. $990 incl all util. firstname.lastname@example.org
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2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 1700SQFT ofﬁce space for lease. 250-558-1166. Ofﬁce for rent, busy location, $400/mo. +HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd ﬂoor, Call Susan (250)542-5728
Cottages / Cabins Lavington/Coldstream area 2bdrm cottage, fully reno’d, f/s, w/d, full cable & util. incl. ns/np, single $800/mo, couple $900. DD & RR. 250-503-2546
Duplex / 4 Plex
½ DUPLEX FOR RENT Great area, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, $915 plus 2/3 utility, N/S, N/P, references
250-550-0234 2bdrm 1/2 duplex, N/S, N/P, w/d, Harwood area, $825 + 1/2 utils. 250-308-6860 2bdrm, 1bath, newly reno’d, f/s, w/d, 24-Ave., $820/mo 250-938-0991 leave message 2 BDRM, 4-plex, laundry hook-ups, D/W. $800 + utilities. N/S. Small dog ok. Available immed. 250-5457644 or 250-550-5832. 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. immed $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, March 1, Lumby, $1200/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm, 1bath, N/P, F/S, laundry h/u, ref’s req. Avail imm, $950/mo. +util. (250)545-6962 4bdrm, Harwood area, $1150/mo. +util & DD. Call 250-542-9591 ARMSTRONG Duplex 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Avail immediately. No smoking. $975 + utilities. Call: (250)260-8290. Coldstream 2bdrm duplex, quiet, storage, N/S, F/S, W/D, $800 + hydro, 250-308-9985 Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. Mission Hill 2bdrm lower $800 Avail Apr.1 or now UTIL/INCL, N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996 Newly renovated 2bdrm 1bath 1/2 duplex, avail. immed. F/S, W/D, $1000/mo. not incl. util. Ns, NP, 4220-C Bella Vista Rd. Craig 250-503-8993 Smaller 2bdrm 1/2 duplex, Ok Landing area, f/s, w/d hookups, n/s, cat ok. R.R. $850 incl heat. avail. April 1. 250558-6106 after 6pm.
Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm, f/s, n/s, cat ok, 15/20 min. to Armstrong/Vernon $800/mo. 250-379-2665. 2bdrm reno’d, f/s, laundry h/u, Mar. 15, $800 + util. 6151 Old Kamloops Rd. 250-542-7179 IN Lumby, 2-bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, n/p, $750/mo avail. immed. (250)503-7044
Homes for Rent EAST HILL - 5 bdrm house avail immed, 3 upper + 2 lower, inlaw suite + separate entrance, fenced garden, 2 parking spaces. $1550 + utils. Call 604-688-0830 email@example.com 1 bdrm country cottage PVX Rd Armstrong, just freshened. N/P, N/S, D/D, references $800/mo + hydro. Call 250.306.0664 2bdrm East Hill Character Hm. 4-appl., fenced yard, pets ok, $1150 +util. 250-542-2995
*Houses and Furnished Accommodation*
3 bdrm 1.5 bath semi rural home $1000+util 5862 Bella Vista Road incl fr st Avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown house $975+util 3502 30 Str Includes Fr St Avail March 2011 1+3 bdrm 2 bath Lakeshore home $2000+util 7497 Brooks Lane Fr St incl available April 2 bdrm 1 bath rural daylight suite $895+util 7318 PV Road Appliances incl Avail Now 3 bdrm 2 bath rural main ﬂr with dble garage $1150+util 7318 PV Rd Appl incl Avail Apr CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
HOUSE FOR RENT Great Coldstream location, close to schools and park. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus an ensuite. Large fenced yard with a pool and hot tub. All for $1,700/mo
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon 3 BDRM CONDO / APT. Laminate ﬂoors throughout, FS, DW, ground ﬂoor, quiet, good location. Available Immed. $900 $850 $795/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ADULT ORIENTED Private 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, F.S., DW, A/C, on-site laundry, new carpets & paint. Available Immed. $775 $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.
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. $1500 $1200/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.
250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite in complex. Shared washrooms, all utilities including cable TV. $550 • 1 bdrm apartment in Alexis Park. Utilities incl. 1 parking stall, storage shed, F&S, W&D hookup. $750 vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm upper suit of home in lower mission hill, F+S, W+D, utilities included, deck, yard $900 • 2 bdrm New above ground lower suit, lots of light, Middleton area, 2 very large bedrooms, 5 appliances, looks fantastic, includes all ult. & internet. $1200. • 2 bdrm townhouse in Arbor Lee (Alexis Park). F&S, dedicated parking stall, no pets. $900 • 2 bdrm condo in Winﬁeld, Sitara on the Pond, 2 full baths, underground parking, 5 appliances, $900. • 2 bdrm upper condo in Lumby. Renovated, looks great, all laminate ﬂoors, 5 appliances, balcony, big master bdrm, 900 sqft. $750 vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm Lower suite in East Hill. Shared laundry, F + S, includes utilities. $1100 • 3 bdrm townhouse in Arbor Lee, Alexis Park. F&S, W&D, nice layout, good condition. $950 2bdrm, f/s, w/d hook up, fenced yard, 4221 29 St. $950 avail. Mar. 15. 250-306-3809 2bdrm Kiliney Beach lakeview 1bath, huge lot, Apr. 1. $1050. ref’s a must, 604-596-5645 2bdrm, level-entry, downtown, large yard, & shed, W/D, NS avail immed., R.R., $875/mo +util. 250-558-8226. 3bdrm, 2bath, main ﬂoor, wood ﬂooring, large yard. $1000 +util. 250-307-1546 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm house to rent to mature, responsible persons. Close to downtown & mall. Avail April 1. $1050 + utils. To view call 250-558-2949
Homes for Rent
3 BDRM MAIN, 1 bath, hardwood area. $1050+util. Call Kerri 250-549-1895. 3bdrm, top ﬂoor, new reno, 1.5-bath, 5-appl. $1100/mo +util. sm. pet ok. Call 250-2751276, 250-306-4996 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 250-869-9788 4-BDRM 2.5 bath house. Walk to OUC. Over looking Kal Lake, 8930 Varsity Dr. $1350. (403)452-1647. 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, April 1-Oct 31. $1690 includes all utilities. email@example.com 5BDRM, 1.5bath, 5-appls, Avail. Apr. 1, Large Yard, $1200/mo. +util. 604-741-4196 Coldstream house, 4bdrm, 2bath, ns, np, near schools, $1400 incl water & sewer. 250-542-8302 COZY OK Landing log home 2bdrm, 2bath, N/S, N/P. $1275/mo. (250)503-2227 Downtown Vernon 4bdrm 2bath, 5-appl., $1100 +util. 778-475-0122 FURNISHED SHORT term rental in the BX, 2 bdrm. N/S. $1100 inclds utils. 250-5032432. Newly reno’d 3bdrm modular in South BX, NS, small pets ok, avail April 1, $1100/mo. 250-549-9153. NOW AVAILABLE! Lovely & immac. 2 bdrm Rancher w/ sunroom, all appls, propane ﬁreplace, updated ﬂooring and paint throughout. Large lot, det. garage, and steps to lake Okanagan. “FINTRY” is a small quiet lake community, 35min to Kelowna or Vernon. Pet neg, N/S, refs req. $1200 mo. Long term avail. Call Kristi 1-604-862-8039 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org TOTALLY renovated 3 bed home, 5 appl, huge mstr, fenced yard, large deck, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Apr 1, $1300/mo + util. 250-2750665
Seasonal Acommodation 2-bdrm reno’d Duplex, Silver Star, avail Apr. 1. Please inquire for details.(250)558-3786
Senior Assisted Living
A beautiful one bedroom suite is now available at The Victorian Retirement Residence. All meals, utilities, housekeeping and heavy laundry included in rent. (3306 22nd Street) Call Tracy at 250-545-0470 to view. www.victorianvernon.com ASSISTED LIVING For Seniors at The Tronson House Gorgeous Lake Views, 5 min. to Kin Beach, on bus route. Includes Laundry & Meals. For more info:Steve 250-306-0734
Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. females pref. $450/mo. incl.util. N/P, N/S, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1-bdrm shared kitchen w/d close to bus prefer female to share with 2 females. $450/mo incl utilites, Must be seen. 250-540-4258, 250-540-6953 Furn. room in large house, $450/mo incl/util, Suits mature prof./student (250)503-8018 Good location, bus, quiet, util, internet, refs, n/s, n/drugs, neg rent. 250-549-7418 / 307-9407 PRIVATE ROOM in large home Overlooking Swan Lake/BX. Includes everything. $500.00. 778-475-5911 778930-0181 email@example.com
REDUCED rent for s/f to share home w/mature disabled male in Summerland. 250-404-0187 Roommate wanted,17th Ave fully furn home. Hw, f/p fenced yrd, patio, laundry, dw, prkg. $600 incl utils/int/cable. 250309-3164 / 250-549-3164 Shared 3bdrm, great location, resp. M/F, n/p, inclusive $400. avail. immed. 3-4m 250-5036700 eves.
Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 250-545-8118 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease. HWY.6 Mini Storage. 4 sizes indoor units. Outdoor fenced compound. Check our prices. 1-888-547-2090.
Suites, Lower 1bdrm $650 util/incl. Also, room for rent w/shared kitchen 250-547-0018, 250-938-2851 1bdrm, 6-appl. heated ﬂoors, a/c, cable, internet, util/incl. avail. April 1. N/p, N/s. $800/mo. 250-540-6924 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm, Avail now, East Hill, 1 person only, 5-appl., util., cable & internet, ns, np, $725. 250-558-4670 1bdrm bsmnt in East Hill, clean, $685 incl utils. Avail now. 250-938-4840 1bdrm, cozy suite, close to beach & college. Lakeview, $700/mo. incl util & cable n/p. 250-545-8352, 250-309-4657 1 BDRM + DEN, 1 BATH 1200 sqft walk out bsmnt suite with priv. ent. Newly reno’d, bright, clean. Avail. now. $825/ month. Jen at 250-309-4819. 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $825 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1bdrm ground lvl ste for rent, 3km north of Enderby. $800/mo. (250)540-0118 1 bdrm in beautiful house. On bus route, 15 min walk to dwtn. N/S N/P 250-540-5605 1bdrm, large suite, Coldstream, incl/util, lndry, ns, np, sep/entry, avail. immed. $800. 250-260-1941 1bdrm, level entry, covered prkg, F/S, w/d, utils & satellite incl. N/S, N/P, Refs Req, Avail March 1. $675. 250-546-6022 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 1 BDRM, level entry suite. Lrg bdrm, storage. Suit 1 person. Shared laundry. No parties, N/S, N/P. $700 + DD. Call: 250-540-6413 after 5:30pm. 1bdrm,Middleton Mt. sep ent., laundry, 5 appl., n/s, n/p, R/R. $850 incl util.,250-549-0264. 1bdrm, North BX, w/d, n/s,n/p. Swan Lake view. $600 util incl. Avail April 1st. 250-545-8081 1bed $650, 2bdrm $800, incl. heat, hot water, NO DOGS. (250)542-3241, 250-542-9042 1 bedroom basement suite, avail now, downtown Vernon. $600. 250-308-7500. 2bdrm, bright, incl utils, laundry, back yard. N/S, N/P, N/ Parties. Central location, Refs, D/D, $800/mo. 250-260-5967 2Bdrm Bright, New, Lwr East Hill. N/s N/p, cable, shared W/D, $950. 250-308-1383 2bdrm & den, Enderby, priv. $1100 incl utils with w/d. DD/refs req. 250-838-9788 2bdrm, East Hill area, f/s, w/d, ns, np, DD & ref’s req. avail. Feb 1. $800/mo. 250-3069909, 250-306-0815 2 bdrm East Hill, cable, internet incl., n/s, n/p. $995+1/2 util. Avail immed. 250-5583430 leave message cel 250503-8909. 2bdrm East Hill daylight level entry, ns, np, w/d, f/s, 1 car garage, avail. April 1. $850 incl/util. 250-542-8831 2 bdrm, level entry, small pet ok. $900 + 1/2 util. Avail now/March 15. 250-545-2314. 2bdrm, Middleton or Easthill, N/S, avail. immed. $700/$770. 250-545-4665
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Cars - Domestic
2bdrm nice bright & clean newly reno’d basement suite in East Hill. Brand new appliances, washer & dryer. $850/mo + hydro. 250-542-0995 2 Bed/1Bath BSMT suite ready Mar15th or April1st. $1000 month, includes utilities. 9ft Ceilings, 1100 sq ft. N/S N/P Ref’s required. email firstname.lastname@example.org 3bdrm, modern, daylight suite. Incl; in-ﬂoor heating, H.D. satellite, 4-appl. only 15 min. from town. $975. 250-503-8468. 3bdrm suite, downstairs, garage attached, util/incl. $1100/mo. 250-545-8191 Armstrong- 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, util & cable incl. ns/np, sep. entry, f/s, w/d, $700/mo. avail. Mar. 1. 250-546-8260 ARMSTRONG: 1 Bdrm bsmt suite, sep entry, shrd laundry, $700 utils incl. (250)546-3327 ARMSTRONG 1bdrm suite newly reno’d, $625 incl. basic util. + shared laundry. Suits quiet single, N/P N/S, Ref’s. (250)546-9919 Brand new 1bdrm ground level Foothills, ns, np, f/s, w/d, ref’s $900 util/incl. avail. April 1. 250-549-2626, 250-542-5533 Brand new 2 bd, on Middleton. Prvt entry, shr laundry, 4 S/S appl. quiet, n/s, small pet neg. DD & ref req. $950 + util. Avail. Apr. 1st. (250)545-5991 Bright 1bdrm + den, Armstrong great neighbourhood, sep/entry, incl. laundry & util. avail. Apr. 1. $750. 250-938-4840 COLDSTREAM One Bdrm, Safe, new appl, washer/dryer. Steam/sauna. Utilities inc. No Pets NS $800/month DD /Ref 250 542 2144 East Hill large 1bdrm, newly renovated, separate entrance. N/S, N/P, $850/mo inclusive, digital cable, avail April 1. Refs Req. Leanne 250-558-0764 Fully furnished upscale 1bdrm, mature adult, private entry, view, parking, extras. n/s, n/p, DD, $850 incl/util 250-558-0374 Furnished or unfurnished, 1bdrm $770/mo. incl. util., garage, garden, f/s, w/d, f/p, Mar. 1. ns, pets neg. 250-306-8590 Immaculate 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park, n/s, private entry, avail. April 1, $895/mo + shared util, 250-545-1229. JETTED SPA designer tub, You pick up. $500 obo. 778478-1431 or 306-581-2898. Lower Easthill 2bdrm, 1bath, clean, NP NS, $700. Avail immed. (250)503-7523 MONTH TO MONTH RENTAL 1200sqft, 1bdrm suite +den, stunning OK lakeview, fully furnished, priv.entry/laundry, util/incl. security system, $1200/mo. NS. 250-545-3465 NEWLY BUILT 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath Carriage Suite. Incl. F/S, W/D, MW and DW. Private ent., backyard area, city view. $1050 (incl util) Rental starting March 15th. 250-306-4868
2bdrm 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 main ﬂoor, Armstrong, great neighbourhood, cats ok, Apr 1. $850+util 250-938-4840 2bdrm suite in Lavington, beautiful country setting, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, $750/mo. +util. avail. immed. View at: http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com Call (250)938-4529 3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, clean, cat ok, $1075 +util, April 1. (250)558-8243 3 units for rent, 1-3 bd $550- $1000. View at: www.arttales.ca or call Sean at 250-306-0959 Apt. suite, 2bdrm, appl. incl. not suitable for children, $785/mo. +util. Avail April 1, At Pleasant Valley Trailers. Call Gary (250)503-6590 Cute little loft suite, avail. immed. suitable single person, private outdoor space, $650 incl/util & cable. 250-307-0711 Great looking 2bdrm with dishwasher, covered parking, shared laundry in Harwood. Avail March 1. $1050/mo. Small pet ok. 250-260-7736 Main ﬂoor, 1,000sq.ft., n/s, n/p, w/d,$1,000 incl uitl. 250490-5623 ask for Dan. NEAR COURTHOUSE main level, 1bdrm with hardwood ﬂrs. N/S, N/P, $725 incl utils. 250-542-0153
1996 Olds Cutlass $500. Needs starter, has good winter tires/extra rims. 250-549-5154
12’ tilting trailer w/ramp for ATV,sled,m/c use, home use. $900. 250-549-7003.
Cars - Sports & Imports
NEW truck canopies, cab high, painted, tinted windows, $1285. Call 250-545-2000
1990 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 176,000k, pwr windows, a/c V6, cruise control Well maintained! 4 win/4 sum tires. 12 disc CD plyr 5 yrs service records 250-558-1967 $3200 2000 Audi, A6, 4.2l, Quattro, awd, 177k fully loaded, good cond, $7,900.obo. 1993 Olds 88 Royale, 3.8L, 205k,6 pass,$1,790 250-306-4881. 2004 Toyota Matrix XR, 4wd loaded, priced below Black Book. Asking $6200. 250-5427381 2005 Chev Cavalier 2dr, 4cyl, auto, 109k, a/c, very good cond. $3500. 250-308-2225 2006 VW Jetta, 2.0T, 55KM, heated leather seats, sunroof, 6spd MT, exc cond., warranty. $17,500 obo. 250-260-6588
Pace 6x12 enclosed, Special $2995. Utility Trailer w/ramp, 5x8. $795. 250-545-2000
Suites, Upper 1400 sq.ft., executive suite, sep ent.,single garage, own driveway, 2bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, open space kitchen& living area, patio, very private, n/p. $1200 incl.,util. Avail March 15. 250-558-4941. 1bdrm, lakeshore, gorgeous top ﬂoor, 1200sq.ft. 5 appl. balcony, priv. warf, $939/mo.+ 1/3 util n/p,n/s. 250-558-5045 1BDRM lower & 2bdrm upper, Immaculate, BX area, util/incl., suitable for single person, N/S, N/P, laundry, $750 & $800. 250-804-0531. 1bdrm suite,close to town, parking at back, bright clean & cosy,N/S,Avail now. $650 utils incl. 250-545-8900 2bdrm, 2bath, large, bright, open suite, Bella Vista area, $925/mo. incl. hydro. NP/NS. RR. 250-540-1011 2bdrm, approx 900 sq.ft., clean, w/d,n/s, n/p, $900 incl util., Avail immed.,250-4905623 ask for Dan . 2bdrm awesome East Hill loc, walk to dwntwn, covered deck, laundry, new gas stove, $925 incl/util. April 1. (250)938-4840 2bdrm + den, beautiful view, $800 util/incl. Vernon, n/s, n/p, Avail immed. 250-549-5054. 2BDRM, f/s, w/d, avail immed. N/S, N/P, D.D, R.R., $850pm. 250-546-3383. 2bdrm, immed. avail. close to downtown, quiet adult bld, n/s, n/p, $700. 250-558-0305
Townhouses 2bdrm 1.5 bath, brand new kitchen, swimming pool, close to schools & shopping. N/S, N/P, $950/mo. (250)549-1198 3BDRM, 1.5 bath in quiet complex, laminate ﬂoors, own laundry, semi-private yard, no smoking. Avail. now, $1000 +DD. 250-260-0442.
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1987 Ford Class C, M/H, low kms, loaded, a/c, 351 eng. $9000. obo. 250-549-7003. 1989 28’ 5th wheel Travelarie, a great buy, must see! $4900 (250)838-6663
Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
Trucks & Vans
1991 Jeep Wagon 4dr 4x4, 4.0 auto. Some new parts. Good run $2,000 TTY 250-546-2954
1992 Ford XLT regular cab, diesel, 4x4, $2500. 250-3095713 1995 GMC 1500 pickup, 2wd regular cab longbox, 5.0 litre, automatic, 180,000 kms. Excellent condition. $3200 obo. 250-307-5303. 1995 MAZDA B2300 P/U, 4 cyl., 5 spd, runs & looks like brand new. Custom wheels & tires, excellent on gas, very clean. $2500 obo. 250-5584180. 1998 Ford F150 4x4, standard, great work truck $3000 obo. (250)558-3412 2003 Dodge Dakota, 134km, red, 2dr short box, ext. cab, w/full bench seat, for more info call Rudy 250-549-2185 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 V8 auto, 119k, loaded, exc. cond in/out, $14,500. 250-503-0320 2006 Tacoma 4dr, ext cab, auto, loaded, 96,000km. $16,975 Gov’t inspected rebuilt vehicles. Lego Auto Sales Vernon. 250-260-4415. DL# 9462
Cars - Domestic
2007 Ski doo 800, 159 track, 2800kms, local machine, 2nd owner, $5800. 250-558-0928
4 studded Tempra winter tires. 205/55R/16 New $150, 5000k asking $80/ea. 250-546-0199 4 tires 195/65/15, 60% left, $40 each. 250-838-6663 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. Wanted: Black canopy for 2000 GMC short box, reg. cab, prefer used. 250-309-2850 Yakima Car top carrier (large one). No brackets. $375 obo. 250-549-2773 Call after 5pm
1978 Ironhead 1000 total custom, multiple show winner, $8000 obo. 250-838-5929
2+ or 3bdrm house/townhouse in Vernon, mature couple, N/S, N/P, long term. Excellent References, 250-542-2785
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Notice is hereby given that Darrell Squair and Art Chambers are ofﬁcially requesting input into the Draft Woodlot License Plan for Woodlot 1454, situated near Ireland Creek, south of Mabel Lake. The plan covers the entire Woodlot License operating area. Please note that this referral process does not include the review of speciﬁc road and boundary locations. A 30-day opportunity for review and comment of the draft plan will be provided from March 4, 2011 to April 4, 2011. For more information, please contact Steve Geisbrecht, RPF. (250)804-0332, and direct all written comments to: Woodlot 1454 WLP, c/o Landmark Forest Management, P.O. Box 87, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2. NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Charlotte Ruechel of 106 Dure Meadow Rd., Lumby, BC V0E 2G7 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as the northerly part of Block A, Plan B4159 of District Lot 394 Osoyoos Division Yale District, and located at 730 Whitevale Rd., Lumby BC, V0E 2G7. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments to the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Rd., Coldstream BC V1B 2K9, by March 28, 2011 NOTICE OF MINERAL EXPLORATION Roadway Contracting Ltd. of Vernon, BC is applying for Notice of work on tenure #832682 to start exploration for large rock to be used for Landscaping. Work site is 1.5kms south east of Burunette Lake. If you have any concerns or questions relating to Proposed works please contact me. Dave: 250-306-4725
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The Corporation of the
City of Vernon REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FIN-11-29 (Concession Pad Lease Corner of 31st Street & 32nd Avenue) The City is interested in receiving proposals for Seasonal Concessions Operators for the concession pad located in front of the Museum near the corner of 31st Street and 32nd Avenue. The City is seeking and will select a concessionaire that best demonstrates the ability to provide innovative, affordable, safe and reliable services to the civic complex area and / or products that would be complimentary to the existing uses of the area. The City reserves the right to approve any proposed business activity. Conﬁdential Proposals with the words “Concession Pad Lease - Corner of 31st St & 32nd Ave” marked on the sealed envelope will be received at the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent, 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Y7, up to and including 2:00 pm local time on Monday, March 28, 2011 for: 2 Terms Term 1: May 1, 2011 – Sept 30, 2011 Term 2: May 1, 2012 – Sept 30, 2012 Further information and instructions may be obtained from www.vernon.ca or the ofﬁce of the Purchasing Agent between 8:00 - 4:00, Monday to Friday. This is a Request for Proposals only and not a tendering process and will not necessarily give rise to a Contract A “bid contract”. The City reserves the right to waive information in any Proposal, or reject any or all Proposals or to accept the Proposal deemed most favourable in its interest.
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Purchase Price $25,814 plus taxes & levies. 84 month term, 84 month amortization. 0% APR. Total payment $29,249.68. ON APPROVED CREDIT.
4608 27TH STREET VERNON 1.888.698.3144
2010 HYUNDAI SONATA
2010 FORD TAURUS SEL AWD
19,900 $ BALANCE 17,101 LIST
24,900 $ BALANCE 23,774 LIST
22,900 $ OR BALANCE 21,228 LIST
2008 HYUNDAI VERACRUS LIMITED AWD
33,900 $ OR BALANCE 31,244 $
2006 KIA SEDONA
24,900 $ OR 23,431
19,900 $ BALANCE 17,214 $
2007 DODGE DAKOTA CREW SLT 4X4
Stk #UH598211 BI-WEEKLY
16,900 BALANCE 13,112 LIST
14,900 BALANCE 13,112 LIST
2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
Stk #UN673530 BI-WEEKLY
16,900 $ BALANCE 15,219
12,900 $ BALANCE 9,871 LIST
2009 CHRYSLER 300
Stk #UU127545 BI-WEEKLY
2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE
Stk #UU327586 BI-WEEKLY
12,900 $ BALANCE 9,811 LIST
2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT
2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT
2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT
0 DOWN $ 159
198 HP GDI 4 cyl 6 speed automatic 4 wheel disc brakes anti-lock electronic brake force distribution traction control electronic stability control air conditioning power windows, power locks, power mirrors blue tooth heated seats steering wheel mounted audio controls remote keyless entry / alarm 50 miles per gallon highway full 5 star safety rating (highest possible rating) ipod USB port cruise control bucket seats full instrumentation AM/FM/XM CD with 6 speakers
CURRENT HYUNDAI OWNERS GET AN ADDITIONAL $500 LOYALTY!
15,900 $ BALANCE 14,147 LIST
ALL NEW 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA GL
*4.99% apr (variable rate) 60 month term 2006 vehicles, 72 month term 2007 vehicles, 84 month term 2008 and 2009 vehicles, 96 month term 2011 vehicles - oac (on approved credit). Available rates and terms subject to change without notice.
SEAN MILLER BRUCE TOWNSEND DAVID LIGHT STEVEN DASCHUK ANDREW DAVIS Business Manager
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4608 27TH STREET VERNON 1.888.698.3144 Please see dealer for details on LIFETIME WARRANTY.