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questioned why boulevard landscaping is needed They were small in along 20th Street when numbers but united in basic infrastructure is their opposition to what missing in some areas. they see as out-of-control “Where I live, there bureaucracy. are no sidewalks, barely Nine people attended a shoulder. There are no Monday’s City of Vernon street lights and no sewer. 2011 budget input session, I must live in a really and four presented their dumpy part of town,” he concerns to council. said. “We have too The most many employextensive attack ees, we’re top came from Barry heavy in manBeardsell, a foragement and mer city councilthey’re only lor. interested in “You have protecting failed to address their jobs,” said the systemic resident Rose Barry Beardsell problem facing Pollock. the city,” he said “There are to council. some departments where “The hirings are outthe staff provides no prac- rageous and the pay tical advice. We have a real increases are outrageous. estate agent. A property Infrastructure spending was assessed at $180,000 has been diverted from and sold for $136,000. essential needs to nonWhat’s the business sense essential.” in that?” Beardsell questioned Lew Rossner told coun- why the city is no longer cil homeowners are paying part of regional functions 20 per cent more in taxes like fire dispatch, ecothan five years ago, and nomic development and there’s been a 56 per cent tourism. increase in the number of “All of those things employees working for the are now being footed by city in the same period. Vernon taxpayers.” “Council must immeBeardsell demanded diately start to implement that a number of staff an expense reduction pro- positions be eliminated, gram to reduce per capita including the transportaspending to 2005 levels,” tion demand management he said. co-ordinator who looks at “If our senior city how to get people out of managers are unwilling or vehicles. unable to do this, as well “We can’t afford TDM as impose a zero-based right now. Let’s not spend future budgeting process, the whole budget worrythen they should either be ing about people in spansubject to a transparent dex who get out on the third-party review or ter- bicycle trails,” he said. minated.” Council will discuss the Jamie Paterson, who proposed 2011 budget at lives on Tronson Road, its March 28 meeting. Morning Star Staff
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Determining the cause of an apartment building fire is proving increasingly difficult. Officials had limited access to Skyline Manor complex on 31A Street Tuesday. Most of the investigation was done by a basket at the end of a crane, but there was an opportunity to physically get inside the structure, which was weakened by the fire Feb. 25. “The structure engineer personally escorted me into the building and certain areas only for short periods of time,” said Dean Wakefield, Vernon fire investigator. “We couldn’t get into some rooms or halls.” Wakefield was unable to dig through debris because of structural integrity. “I will have to look at all of my pictures and information I gathered now. This case is still very much under investigation,” he said. Wakefield won’t speculate on whether he will determine the cause. “It appears that it started in a second floor suite at the rear of the building but I can’t say yet which room in the suite,” he said.
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Engineers use a crane and a basket to get close to Skyline Manor on 31A Street Tuesday in an attempt to determine the cause of the Feb. 25 fire at the apartment building. Fifty-two people were evacuated from the apartment and the community donated household items to help them recover. In fact, there were so many donations not everything is
needed by the fire victims. The Salvation Army will sell the remaining items Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Cooper’s building on 43rd Avenue. The money raised by the
sale will help those impacted by the fire at the Skyline Manor. “This will be a cash and carry only sale,” said David MacBain, with the Salvation Army.
New administrator for NORD RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
The North Okanagan Regional District has hired a new administrator. The Morning Star has learned that the regional district will announce today that Trafford Hall will replace Greg Betts as chief administrative officer May 2. “He’s been offered the job of administrator. A contract has been negotiated and he’s accepted,” said an individual involved in NORD matters.
In mid-February, the District of Kitimat announced Hall would be leaving his position of municipal manager after 17 years. “Mr. Hall’s departure was carefully considered by council and Mr. Hall and the decision of his leaving is a mutual one which we agreed to be in the best interests of both the District of Kitimat and for Mr. Hall,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan in a written statement. Hall remains on the job until March
31 so Kitimat can complete its 2011 budget. NORD began seeking a new administrator last August after Betts indicated he was going to retire. Betts was named administrator at NORD in 2009. Herman Halvorson, NORD chairperson, would not comment, about Hall. But when asked if there would be an announcement today, Halvorson said, “that’s a possibility.”
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News Local struggles with quake aftermath Morning Star Staff
The chicken breast and two small hamburger patties are a feast compared to the noodles and beef jerky Brad Farynuk had on the bus trying to get back to his northern Japan home. Enderbyâ€™s Farynuk, 29, a former star defenceman with the B.C. Hockey League Vernon Vipers, and his wife, Kathy, are trying to leave earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan, where Farynuk plays in the Asian Hockey League with the Tohoku FreeBlades. Both survived March 11â€™s devastating 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that destroyed a large portion of the northeastern part of the country. They were reunited over the weekend at their home in Hachinohe, about two hours north of Sendai, where the quake struck the hardest. â€œThe grocery store in Hachinohe was barren but we were able to buy some frozen shrimp, dumplings, curry paste and some eggs,â€? said Farynuk in an e-mail to family, friends and The Morning Star. â€œThere is no rice, pasta, breads milk or meats except for three $25 small steaks. â€œI went to a different grocery store and was able to get a chicken breast and two small hamburger patties, which serve as protein. â€œMcDonaldâ€™s was actually open but all you could get was a fileto-fish or a quarter pounder with cheese.â€? Kathy was in Hachinohe when the quake hit, and spent the first
Enderbyâ€™s Brad Farynuk stands in front of some of the damage caused by March 11â€™s earthquake and tsunami near Hachinohe, Japan. night sleeping in a car before being transferred to a shelter. Farynuk had been practising with the FreeBlades, preparing for a playoff series against a team from Seoul, South Korea. â€œOur team was in Koriyama, about 60-to-70-kilometres from
the nuclear power plant explosions, and they evacuated up to a 20-kilometre radius,â€? said Farynuk. â€œWe kept telling our management that we wanted to get out of there but they didnâ€™t want to take the bus without any confirmation of gas stations to fill up (people
were only allowed to buy 10 litres at one time) or without taking a load of emergency supplies such as food and water north to our home.â€? Farynuk said the teamâ€™s owner and manager took nearly 24 hours to make a decision about getting out of the potential radiation zone. â€œThis radius started as being about two kilometres, then five, then 10, then 20 in a matter of hours and we were freaking out because we were only at 60 kilometres,â€? said Farynuk. â€œNot to mention we have had probably more than 150 smaller earthquakes and aftershocks in the past two days, shaking our hotel (we were on the third floor).â€? Farynuk said it took 12 hours to drive â€œon every back road in northern Japanâ€? to get from Koriyama to Hachinohe. He ate a cup of noodles and some beef jerky as the convenience stores barely had any food or hydrating drinks and the restaurants werenâ€™t open. Traffic was slow on the single-lane highways, and every gas station had â€œa lineup a half-mile long,â€? he wrote. The playoff finals have been cancelled â€“ all of the arenas suffered structural damage and the facility Farynuk was practising at when the quake struck was shaking and lights were falling and breaking. The team ran out of the arena on their skates across concrete to a waiting bus, which they stayed on
for hours. Now the Farynuks have to try and figure out a way to get to Tokyo to catch an international flight, which probably wonâ€™t be until Friday or Saturday at the earliest. â€œI will admit that we are in need of a good dose of home right now and everyone is worried about these nuclear plants as well as the ongoing tremors and quakes,â€? wrote Farynuk. â€œWe have officially ran our city of 250,000 out of gasoline and we have about two-thirds of a tank left. Japan has tapped into its government reserves but I think they are mostly supplying rescue/service vehicles with that fuel. â€œWe need to get to Tokyo somehow to take an international flight but the trains arenâ€™t going to be running down to there for probably a couple of weeks and flights from up here are limited.â€? The Farynuks are on high ground in Hachinohe, which was hit with another 5.4 earthquake and another tsunami evacuation. â€œThere is so much uncertainty,â€? he said. â€œJapanese teammates and families are saying that the experts are predicting another 7.0 quake to hit in the next couple of days, so when the house shakes every couple of hours now we donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a tremor or the start of another big one.â€? The Farynuksâ€™ home escaped with only some broken plates and glasses, a broken light and a shelf knocked over.
Vernon lending a hand to sister city RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Vernonites are being encouraged to rally behind earthquake victims in Japan. Members of Vernonâ€™s sister city committee will meet today to determine how to provide assistance to those impacted by the March 11 natural disaster which has killed more than 3,000 people. â€œOur thoughts and prayers are
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A firefighter wades into a pile of smouldering debris in order to remove a propane tank while attending a structure fire Tuesday in the BX.
At first glance it was believed a plume of smoke coming from the hill was a slash pile. But it turned out the smoke was actually coming from a house fire. A home on Hartnell Road, in the BX, was destroyed Tuesday shortly before noon, “I was the first on scene and it was already in the attic space,” said Bill Wacey, BX-Swan Lake fire chief. “It had been burning for at least 15 minutes,” said Wacey, as many were hesitant to call it in since open burning started Tuesday. No one was inside the home at the time, but both the owners of the home and renters down-
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MLA gets education post RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
George Abbott got the job he wanted. The Shuswap MLA was named education minister by Premier Christy Clark Monday. “I’m excited to re-engage with the education ministry and stakeholders,” said Abbott. “I was hoping to be returned to the ministry.” Abbott was appointed education minister by then-premier Gordon Campbell in October, but soon left the post so he could seek the Liberal leadership. On Tuesday, Abbott was meeting with senior ministry staff and becoming reacquainted with issues facing the portfolio. He anticipates some changes will occur in classrooms. “There’s a lot of interesting initiatives that could be taken to reform the system,” he said. “There’s an opportunity to sit down with the partners, such as the B.C. Teachers Federation, and work with them to see how they believe we can improve the education system.” Abbott’s role as education minister has been endorsed by Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA. “He’s level headed and he approaches everything with a calm demeanor. Education needs that right now,” said Foster. Clark, who was sworn in as
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B.C.’s 35th premier Monday, has announced a cabinet of 17 ministers. “When cabinets are adjusted, that provides new energy,” said Abbott, adding that he believes the new cabinet will provide solid leadership for the province. Kevin Falcon will serve as finance minister and deputy premier, while Barry Penner is attorney general, Steve Thomson is forests minister, health minister is Mike de Jong and Harry Bloy has the transportation portfolio. “There is a lot of good experience among cabinet,” said Foster. “There is a good mix of new people and experienced people in new jobs.”
Missing from cabinet is Colin Hansen, who was finance minister and deputy premier. Foster would not speculate on Hansen’s departure or if he was removed from cabinet because of his strong support for the harmonized sales tax. “I don’t know if that’s the case. The premier made decisions based on a lot of things,” he said. “I had coffee with Colin and he’s not upset with it.” Foster remains the government’s deputy whip in the Legislature and he has also been appointed by Clark to the environment and land use committee.
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A Vernon man will have plenty of time to think about drinking and driving. Kenneth R. Knutson, 51, was sentenced to two years total jail time and given a 10-year driving prohibition by provincial court judge Ellen Burdett in connection with a pair of February arrests on consecutive days for impaired driving. Knutson pleaded guilty to three Criminal Code counts of impaired driving and one Motor Vehicle Act infraction of driving while prohibited. Burdett gave him two years in prison on each of the Criminal Code offences, and one year for driving while prohibited, but the time is to be served concurrently. She also imposed 10-year driving prohibitions, to be served concurrently, on each of the guilty pleas. Knutson was arrested by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP on consecutive days in February. Vernon officers were called just before 3 p.m. on
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“There is a lot of expensive gear in the store, and they took items they can sell A weekend break-in at a Vernon busi- or get rid of quickly. The bear spray is a ness has RCMP comparing it concern. It could be used in the to a pair of other recent break, back country, but in the wrong enter and thefts in the last couhands it could be used as offenple of months. sive, prohibitive weapon.” Thieves cut a hole in the roof No alarm was triggered even at Valhalla Pure Outfitters in the though the store is equipped 5200 block of 24th Street early with one. Friday morning, and made off That fact leads RCMP to with more than $3,000 worth believe the suspects may have of goods. Gord Molendyk known their way about the “The suspects removed building. numerous items including five In the past couple of months, cans of bear spray, several knives, ice axes, thieves cut a hole into the wall at Attridge head lamps and a variety of watches,” said Ski and Board Shop on 48th Avenue, and RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, cut through the roof at the Vernon Square adding the thieves appeared to have taken Starbucks. their time inside the building. RCMP are looking at the possibility Morning Star Staff
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A steady presence at Vernon city hall is preparing for new opportunities. Marg Bailey will bring her 33-year career with the city to an end April 21. “It’s time,” said Bailey, who started as a secretary in 1978 and is presently deputy chief administrative officer. Immediate plans include travelling, and then she will consider her long-term options. “It will take some time to decide what I’m going to do,” she said. Bailey has served under seven mayors, starting with Bob
“I’ve made a lot of friends here.” — Marg Bailey Neil. The number of co-workers has been almost too many to count. “I’ve made a lot of friends here,” said Bailey. “I still keep in touch with a lot of them from the early days.” For Bailey, one of the most significant changes at city hall has been the increased scope of activities, which is a direct result of Vernon’s increased population and resi-
dents’ demands for more services. “It’s definitely grown,” she said of city hall and the community. Among the highlights of her career are the 1992 Winter Games, the 1992 centennial celebrations, the Queen’s visit in 1983 and the introduction of automated voting machines for elections. There is considerable praise for Bailey. “She’s as good a per-
son as has ever done anything in this community,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol. “She’s nurtured people and she’s really a great lady.” Coun. Jack Gilroy has worked with Bailey as both a city employee and in council chambers. “She’s an amazing person. You can never replace her,” he said. “Her professionalism is incredible. We have amazing staff here but it’s difficult to lose someone of her caliber.” The city is currently looking at how to handle the vacancy. “We will do a bit of
A residence on Shuswap Falls Drive in Lumby is a total loss following a Sunday evening fire. Volunteer firefighters got the call about the house fire shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. “When we got there, the house was fully engulfed,” said Lumby fire chief Tony Clayton. The older style house was completely destroyed. Clayton said there was one resident in the home and he got out OK. A dog also lived at the house and is believed to
have gotten out safely, though the dog had not been found as of Monday morning. “There’s no reason to believe the dog didn’t get out,” said Clayton. The cause of the fire will likely go down as undetermined with the structure being totally destroyed. Emergency Social Services were looking after the resident of the home. Firefighters stayed overnight Sunday doing fire watch on the blaze, and were mopping up some hot spots Monday morning.
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Tired, but extremely satisfied. Bruce Cummings has been going through a raft of e-mails from people expressing their thanks and appreciation to the host committee of the 2011 Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup cross-country ski championships, which wrapped up Friday at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. “It’s just amazing. We knew we’d have a worldquality event at a world-quality facility, and to have it acknowledged by people who have been in the event for so long is really gratifying,” said Cummings, event chairperson. “The Germans said this is the best event in 24 years, the Russians said it was the best in the last 20 and so on. I’m just overwhelmed by their reactions.” The Masters World Cup brought close to 1,200 athletes from more than 20 countries for nine days of competition and ceremonies to the North Okanagan. Some came early, some stayed on, but two things stood out for all of the visitors, including the amazing snow and weather conditions. “The trails and the conditions were probably the No. 1 thing, but right beside that would have to be how our volunteers welcomed everyone,” said Cummings. “We were seen as extremely friendly and helpful, which we are, of course, but the welcoming atmosphere as well as the facilities made a huge impression.” Having a world-class facility in their backyard is a bonus for local cross-country skiing enthusiasts, but the chance to compete against other Masters skiers from around the world was something Pat and David Pearce couldn’t resist. Originally from Smithers, the Pearce’s joined a Sovereign Lake training group last spring, led by former Olympic cross-country skier Darren Derochie (who competed in the Sparkling Hill World Cup). Pat ended up winning three gold medals and a silver in her age group while David set personal best times in his events. “I had a wonderful week,” said Pat. “The training group got together a year ago, about 30 Masters in this group, and this was a new experience for me, training with adult friends. “Darren spent quite a bit of time in the spring getting us set up with a strength program and roller skiing. In the fall, we were at it twice a week plus following our own program, so when we hit
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Prison meeting process draws fire RICHARD ROLKE
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Fisher’s accusations caught Mayor Kevin Acton Morning Star Staff off guard. The Village of Lumby is drawing fire for its han“We are doing exactly what they did at their own dling of an upcoming meeting on the prison issue. public meeting,” said Acton of asking for questions Council has decided that residents will have to in advance. provide questions in advance to the vil“We wanted to follow a format that they lage office or at the door for the March prefer.” 23 information session. Acton insists council is not trying to “I wonder if council is wanting to control debate, but wants to ensure there is maintain control over who speaks or some decorum at the March 23 meeting. what questions are asked at the meet“We wanted to keep it from being a yelling?” said Paul Fisher, with Lumby ing and shouting fest,” he said. Concerned Citizens, which opposes a “There is no question that won’t be correctional facility. asked. We don’t have a problem with Kevin Acton “If it’s control council wants, why? changing the format. I have to talk to If council is acting out of fear, what are council about it but I don’t think it’s an they afraid of?” issue to do that.” Fisher suggests that the only action required The March 23 public information session will is asking residents attending the meeting to place get underway at 7 p.m. at Charles Bloom Secondary their names on a list indicating that they want to School. speak. Lumby residents will go to the polls April 30 to “In Summerland and Penticton, there was an vote on whether they support pursuing the developen microphone format and people could just opment of a provincial correction centre in the come up and ask their questions,” he said. village.
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Opinion Clark cabinet falls short
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’ll be honest, I never worry about finding something to eat. Open the fridge or the cupboard, and something’s there. Feeling slightly famished while running errands, out comes the debit card. But for many people in the North Okanagan, putting food on the table — and particularly nutritious items — is increasingly a struggle. If you are working a minimum wage job, on social assistance or unemployed, rent and utilities usually come first. Eating health loses out. In 2009, the Dieticians of Canada looked at the cost of eating. At that time, the monthly cost of a nutritious food basket for a family of four was $872, while that same Richard Rolke family on income assistance would need more than 100 per cent of their income for shelter and food only. The situation doesn’t change for a single man on a disability pension or a single older woman on income assistance. When there’s not enough to eat at home, you turn to those willing to lend a hand. Forty-six per cent of the clients at the Vernon food bank are families with children while the Upper Room Mission serves about 250 meals a day. In Lumby, about 50 to 60 clients a month use the food bank there, and the Armstrong Boys and Girls Club anticipated handing out 150 hampers last Christmas. Service providers in Enderby report an increase in children with not enough to eat. Local schools are also identifying a need for emergency resources for students and families. There was a time when many of these agencies worked independently, not quite sure what the other was doing or if there was a way of working together. But that’s no longer the case. Recently, Partners in Action and the Emergency Food Action team brought together
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stakeholders to increase co-ordination and efficiency in order to meet the needs of the community. The goal was to provide a list of resources presently available, identify gaps and duplications and set up a networking system for groups. Other communities have tackled the issue of food security head-on and many of those items were discussed by participants in the session. They included expanding community kitchens so more people can learn how to cook staple foods from scratch, possibly exploring a community farm at O’Keefe Ranch, establishing small-scale pocket markets where local food can be sold at lower than premium prices, perhaps building a community greenhouse and establishing a service to loan out canners and dehydrators. Emphasis was also placed on local initiatives such as the Good Food Box program and the community gardens that have taken root. The important aspect of many of these concepts is getting beyond short-term emergency relief and providing people with the skills needed to sustain themselves long-term. We’re all familiar with the Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” But while self-sufficiency is admirable, there is a role for all of us to play in ensuring that our neighbours, and perhaps even loved ones, aren’t going hungry. Beyond dropping off a bag of food at the food bank — which has long been critical to the entire support system — consider sharing any excess produce you grow in your garden. If you have spent a lifetime canning or freezing food, share your skills with someone. Volunteer at the mission or at a community garden. And most of all, be compassionate because the circumstances that have led to so many people going without food could ultimately happen to us.
Much has been made of Premier Christy Clark’s cabinet. It’s smaller. It has more women. It has new blood. But are things really that different? Most of the ministers were part of the Gordon Campbell administration that pushed through controversial policies like the harmonized sales tax. Does a new premier and rearranging the chairs mean they are no longer accountable for past wrong-doings? Some of the new portfolios seem like a hodge-podge — odds and ends thrown together. What does labour and citizens services have to do with open government? Why is housing with energy and mines? How did the interests of municipalities and regional districts get lumped in with sports and culture? Questions should also arise about some of Clark’s appointments, and particularly Ida Chong as community development minister. When Chong was responsible for municipalities and regional districts before, she launched a review of governance in the Okanagan. It created substantial divisions among communities and considerable resources were put towards the process. But at the end of the day, nothing happened. In the North Okanagan, many local politicians lost faith in Chong and Campbell ultimately shuffled her off to another department. Does Clark actually have faith in Chong’s abilities to do the job this time around, or is the appointment more related to the premier’s goal of having more women in cabinet? Time will tell how successful Clark will be as premier, but based on her cabinet, claims of putting a fresh look on government ring hollow.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
Lumby's future at stake
veryone knows that politicians, at all levels, don’t always make the right decisions but they have lasting effects. We need a referendum on this proposed prison that includes Areas D and E. Some Lumby people say “But they don’t pay taxes to Lumby” – not directly, but the majority of our land taxes go to local services such as schools, police, curling rink, arena, community centre, park facilities, grants, library, etc. We also are big supporters of Lumby businesses. Re: Grande Cache. Comparing Lumby to them is absurd. We are less than half the size and to have a 20-acre prison facility in the centre of our little village is ridiculous. Look at a map of Alberta. Grande Cache is in the middle of nowhere with Hinton being the closest town at 145 km away (of course the employees live there). Lumby is close to Lavington/ Coldstream, big city shopping and hospitals and Silver Star Mtn. Lumby has so much more! Grande Cache was built less than 40 years ago because of a coal mine which later closed. It needs a prison or it’s a ghost town. Lumby has been here 140 years and
many hundreds of descendants of the original pioneers still live here, even into their old age. I wonder how many retirees stay in Grande Cache, much further north with more severe winters. We have noticed that some people pushing hard for a prison for whatever their reasons, financial gain or otherwise, do not even live in Lumby limits and probably never will. The few prison supporters who toured the Kamloops Correctional Centre had nice words for it, but did they notice it’s not in the centre of even such a big city? Our son grew up here and was shocked to learn that little Lumby is considering a prison within its boundaries. He has lived in Agassiz
PRISON PURSUIT Recently I received an e-mail from a person who opposes the prison in Lumby. This e-mail claims to have done a lot of research, but I have found many errors in this document that went on ad nauseam. It's claimed that only a small number of people will benefit from the jail and the rest will only benefit for a limited time. How would anyone know that unless they had been employed in a provincial jail? There will be 240 high-paying jobs in the prison and more jobs for those people employed in the support system. Applicants will be given equal opportunity. It's claimed business in Lumby, is still doing good, but quotes how it was 20 years ago. People have said that you could hardly see across the road due to the smoke from the bee hive burners. How good is that industry? They are distressed at being ignored by village council, yet most of the “NO” people have never gone to Kamloops, or looked at the outside of the prison. They also refused to participate when they
and now Chilliwack, both much larger than Lumby and both having prisons nearby. A few of his comments follow. 1. The prisons are located quite a distance from the downtown core and residential areas and not visible, including the round-the-clock security lights. 2. Many of the visitors to the inmates are of the less desirable type (his actual words were more harsh). 3. If there’s word of an escape, families keep their doors locked (as the fellow from Drumheller said, “Escapes do happen”). We had planned to build a new house soon and continue our retirement within the village limits but not if it’s known as a prison town
were offered a cost-free day to visit the Kamloops Correctional Centre. All they have is their own biased opinion, not research. They try to compare our small provincial correctional centres to the big maximum security prisons in the United States. This is an absurd comparison and if they were to open their eyes they would realize that. Ask Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot. The prince has his supporters and legal team working overtime to get him out of that American hell hole and come back to Canada to serve out his sentence. They claim Lumby’s business is doing just fine. Balderdash. Small business in Lumby struggles because they don’t get the support of our rural and village people, who shop in Vernon. All of the “No” people think they are experts on the topic of Drumheller, yet many have never seen and most know nothing about that community. The prison in Drumheller is bigger but completely out of sight. It has a large housing unit outside the wire for low-risk offenders. Drumheller has a world-class palaeontology
with lowered house values. If we feel that way, after we’ve lived here for 47 years and Penny for 60 years, what will potential new families or retirees think and feel? Love and fear are two emotions that sway people. Will people love or fear a Lumby prison? Lake Country is bemoaning a lack of tax dollars, blaming it on inflation not lack of a big industry, will be raising homeowners’ taxes and they refused the prison! Vernon Jubilee Hospital states they have an extreme shortage of nurses and beds and had to cancel 11 surgeries and recently turn away patients who weren’t considered critical. How much more strain will be put on VJH with an additional population of 720 in the Lumby prison; will they have to wait like the rest of us when we have to be admitted to emergency or do they just go to the front of the line with their guard or guards? What ever happened to the desire to beautify Lumby to attract people to live here? Once a prison is here, whatever its consequences, it's here to stay. Patience dear people, patience. Brian & Penny Jones
museum and is home to “The Passion Play.” Now you know. Cliff Wedgewood WELCOME TO VERNON Roger Knox's article, "In Praise of Patrick," reminded me of my first year in retirement in Vernon (1990). I had won a garden award — it was just a humble patio and window box garden but Patrick Nicol (founder of the Vernon Beautification Awards) along with Queen Silver Star, princesses and the garden president showed up on a Saturday morning to present it. I went on to win many garden awards and had the opportunity to showcase the Taoist Tai Chi gardens in Better Homes and Gardens, but I never forgot that first warm welcome to Vernon. Patrick Nicol, of course, carried on over the years with his enthusiasm, energy and hard work in the beautification and usefulness of Vernon city parks. B. Sharon Free
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Study launches boating concerns JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
With 10,000 boats launching onto local lakes each season, and more anticipated in the coming years, a push is on for increased access to the water. A study of boat launches on Kalamalka and Okanagan lakes has been underway to create a 20-year plan. The study, done by GDH Solutions, Summit Environmental Consultants and Ipsos Reid, recommends some work needs to be done to address the growing need for lake access. On Okanagan Lake recommendations include re-configuring the launch at Paddlewheel Park, improve the launch at Tronson and add a new launch at Foster Road and Kin Beach. “They need to be improved and possibly a boat launch be considered right at Kin Beach,” said Doris Haas, GDH Solutions, in a presentation of the draft report. There is also a push for eight non-motorized launch sites (for canoes, paddle boats, paddle boards, etc.) on Okanagan Lake. On Kalamalka Lake, five sites are recommended for nonmotorized launches: Westkal, Kal Beach, Centennial Park, Kinloch and Kekuli Bay. “There’s been talk of promoting this area as a paddle board destination therefore there needs to be a place for them to go,” said Haas, also noting that the terms of reference for the study are not to make recommendations regarding motorized boating on Kalamalka Lake. According to the report, there
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are 6,000 motorized boats on Kalamalka Lake and 4,000 on the north end of Okanagan Lake. “There is a potential increase of 2,000 boats in 20 years,” said Haas, adding that along with tourism and population growth, the people who are living here and aging here will continue to want to access the lakes. The study found that Coldstream has the highest percentage of boat owners (56 per cent), followed by electoral areas B and C (45 per cent), then Vernon (32 per cent). Since 75 per cent of boat owners transport their vessels using a trailer, the report recommends boat storage near lake access points. The study also found that a majority of those surveyed support investment into upgrades to local marine facilities. But some Coldstream politicians and residents feel the study has done nothing to address the issues at the north end of Kalamalka Lake.
“I know that this study really came out of concerns from residents in the Kalavista area,” said Coun. Richard Enns. Resident Donna Anderson, whose property neighbours the Kalavista boat launch, says along with the noise, dust, congestion and safety issues on the narrow road, she is worried about the environmental impact. According to Haas, there are approximately 250 boats on Kalamalka Lake at any given time during the boating season. Since most of those boats congregate in the north end of the lake, where the intake for drinking water is, Anderson says it comes down to wants vs. needs. “To me, boating on the north end of Kalamalka Lake is a want and the water is a need,” said Anderson. “Safety is a need, boating is a want.” The draft report will be presented to the public in an open house sometime in April, after being reviewed by the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.
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IHA forces Duteau upgrades RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Greater Vernon legally can’t avoid costly enhancements to the water treatment system. On March 11, the Interior Health Authority ordered the North Okanagan Regional District to update the Greater Vernon master water plan and to complete a pilot study to test filtration technology for the Duteau Creek treatment plant. “It doesn’t come as a surprise. We were warned of this,” Arnold Badke said Arnold Badke, NORD’s engineering general manager. In fact, NORD had already taken action before the order notice was issued. Early budget authorization for $160,000 had been given for the pilot project and conceptual design. IHA officials have indicated NORD is out of compliance with the Drinking Water Protection Act by not doing the work, but Badke insists the regional district has not been avoiding its responsibility and has always intended to proceed with the upgrades. “We were short staffed last year and we didn’t get it done,” he said. “All the order does is put timelines on it. The
pilot study could be done this year and the plan update could be done in a year-a-half.” IHA wants the pilot study and the final report detailing the pre-design and selected treatment technology, as well as the master water plan update, completed by Oct. 1, 2012. “It is an offence under the act to fail to comply with an order issued under the act,” said Bryn Lord, drinking water officer, in the order presented to NORD. “Penalties upon conviction for an offence may be up to $200,000 per day and up to 12 months imprisonment.” Wayne Lippert, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee chairperson, admits IHA has the ability to issue an order but he doesn’t believe it was necessary. “We had already committed to doing it,” he said of the pilot project and the master water plan review. The only thing IHA has not ordered is construction of filtration at the Duteau plant, although it has been previously indicated that the work must be done by 2015. Badke said that presently, the regional district does not have the required $20 million for filtration and a source of funding must be determined. IHA’s order will be discussed at today’s NORD board meeting.
A public open house will be held on Friday, March 18th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the City of Vernon Council Chambers. City staff and the consulting engineers for the project will be in attendance to answer any question you may have. 30th Avenue from 27th Street to the railway track will be upgraded and will include new sidewalks, curbs, street lights and landscaping and will also include the replacement of some underground utilities. As part of the project, and in cooperation with development projects being constructed on 28th Street, some of the existing overhead wiring in the area will be placed underground. The exact scope of the underground wiring is dependent on ﬁnal costs, but will include 30th Avenue from just east of 27th Street to the west side of the railway track as well as north and south on 28th Street from 30th Avenue. The extent of works in 28th Street will be adjusted to accommodate ﬁnal costs and available budgets.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Duo hopes to make lasting impression KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
The strain of Strauss’ violin sonata is still lingering in Philip Chiu’s head. The classical pianist has just come out of the studio after recording the piece with a violin student at McGill University, and is on the phone from Montreal to talk about his upcoming performance in Vernon, a duo with violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy. Chiu is used to entering many different rooms to play on just as many different pianos as an award-winning soloist, chamber musician and in-demand accompanist. And those rooms have sometimes led to lasting collaborations, even if at first, they didn’t seem likely. Take Chiu’s first meeting with Roy. Needing a pianist for a recital, Roy, himself an award-winning soloist and ensemble player who has performed around the world, met Chiu through McGill music professor Denise Lupien, who is also concertmaster emeritus of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal. “Our first meeting was more about formalities and politeness,” said Chiu. “After we had that first rehearsal, I was not super convinced that it went well. We were just not sure about each other.” Looking back, Chiu blames the piano and the room itself for the reason the meeting was not as promising as planned. “It was a pretty bad piano and I was convinced he thought I was a bad player,” said Chiu. However, the two musicians continued to rehearse, and it’s a good thing, as when it came to the actual concert, it showed that sometimes first impressions should be left to chance. “It was a much nicer piano, and the reaction we received was good. I think we were surprised of how well it went,” said Chiu. “In short, I never would have thought that we’d still be performing years later after that first meeting.” And it never hurts to have a good piano
Pianist Philip Chiu and violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy play the fourth of five North Okanagan Community Concerts at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday and Sunday. when performing, and Chiu will when he tinkles the ivories and ebonies of the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s Hamburg Grand Steinway when he comes to Vernon. However, there are other elements, he says, that are even more valuable when performing.
“The most important thing at the end of the day is what the music is communicating, and not how perfect the piano is,” said Chiu. “With recording, today’s standard is inflated to a high degree of performance, but playing live is different. We’re trying our best to perform with what we have, and if
you look at the best composers, they were not restricted by instruments or acoustics.” Born in Hong Kong, Chiu moved to Canada when he was three years old. “My parents figured that with the hand over (of Hong Kong) to China at the forefront of everyone’s mind, no one knew what was going to happen, so they felt it better to raise their family in Canada.” As a young piano student in London, Ont., Chiu ended up in Toronto, where he studied at the Glenn Gould School with Jenny Regehr, and later with Marc Durand, who also teaches at the University of Montreal. After receiving his performance diploma at Glenn Gould, Chiu decided to go to Montreal to continue his studies with Durand. “I’ve spent the last five years in Montreal, and it’s the place where I’ve placed my foot in the working world,” he said. “I’ve had a taste of touring life and have been able to get my name out there.” Signed to Jeunesse Musicale Canada, Chiu regularly performs in a piano duo with Janelle Fung, and the two have toured the country twice so far. He has also accompanied violinists Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan, the new concertmaster of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal. “I didn’t plot this path, I’ve been lucky to have good opportunities,” he said, adding that his work with Roy has been as rewarding as his other collaborations. The duo has planned a repertoire of wellloved classics to perform in Vernon, including pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, SaintSaens, and Rachmaninoff. “We’re excited. It’s about finding a balance, and I believe we’ve been able to do that,” said Chiu. Chiu and Roy will take the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Single concert tickets are available from the Ticket Seller and are $35 for adults, $17.50 for those under 18, and $5 for students on the eyeGo program. Call 250-549-7469 or order online at www. ticketseller.ca.
Contest finals showcases diversity of musical talent Morning Star Staff
They entered as kids with talent, they came away as musicians with a future. The third annual Our Kids Have Talent saw a packed house cheering on the 12 finalists at St. James Hall in Vernon Saturday.
“I am beyond proud of the top 12 contestants this year,” said Our Kids founder and organizer Kath Raeber. “What a bunch of nice kids who had the musical maturity with support for their fellow competitor on and off the stage.” Sponsored by the Rarearth
Music Festival and Kiss FM, the competition invited children ages eight to 18 from Osoyoos to Kamloops to enter. With just under 60 entrants, the judges found their top 12 two weeks ago, and were given the task to choose the top three from live musical perfor-
mances ranging from classical piano and violin, boogie woogie piano, rock and blues guitar and more, with emcee Dawn Tyndall keeping the proceedings on time. First prize of $3,000 went to 14-year-old Vincent Li, a Grade 8 student at W.L. Seaton Secondary
School, who wowed the judges with Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata on piano, and then switched to violin to perform Fritz Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro with his younger brother, David, accompanying him on piano.
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Classical whiz-kid impresses crowd and judges Continued from page A11 A naturally gifted classical player, Li recently moved to Vernon from the coast, and is originally from China, where he began violin studies at the early age of four, and piano when he was seven. Besides the hefty cheque, Li is now an automatic finalist at the Armstrong IPE’s Talent Competition. Second prize of $1,500 went to Sean “Blues Puppy” Riquelme, 14, of Kamloops, who sang and played guitar to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Little Wing and Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child.
Pianist/vocalist Brandon Schmor, 16, of Vernon played his original song, Sunny Day in the City, and an older version of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Let the Good Times Roll to earn him third place and $500. “We ended the night with all of us on stage singing Bob Dylan’s Knockin on Heaven’s Door. I just called out the chords and away they went,” said Raeber. “Most of them don’t even know who Bob Dylan is, never mind the song, but it was really well done,” Others integral to the event’s success included
John Keith of Killer Sound, Andy Raeber, Robin Genthon, the stage and green room crew, along with Betty Chan Klepp and other volunteers that kept everything on cue. “It was a full three hours of amazing history in the making and for sure embedding great memories for the musical future of these kids –– my kids –– I think I have about 300 kids now to call my own,” laughed Raeber. In addition to the cash prizes, the top five, which also includes Penticton’s Nikita Afonso and
Lake Country’s Abby Gregori, will perform at Summerland’s Action Fest June 4, which Raeber says will open the doors up to other festival performances. Other awards from Our Kids Have Talent included: –– Best Single
Performance – sponsored by Henry Piovesan of Piano Jam Studios – Abby Gregori, Lake Country. –– Best Marketer – sponsored by Mark Bannister, Bannister GM – Gallon’s Corner: Avery Pozdnikoff, Connor Whiskin, Jim Lagerquist,
Lumby and Cherryville. –– Best Duo or More – sponsored by Kiley Routley of Back to Earth Enviro Products – Brothers of the Blue Room: Jake and Jesse Hubner, Vernon. –– Best Stage Presence
– sponsored by Betty Anne Northup – Elise Wilson, Vernon. Best Overall Performance – sponsored by John Karroll, MK Management Corp. – Beamer Wigley, Penticton.
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Talent runs in the family with this New York quartet DVOIRA YANOVSKY
five years, allowing for a very unique sound and relationship. The quartet includes brother Ernesto Cervini on drums, Michael Cabe on piano, and Mark Lau on bass. Drummer Ernesto wowed Vernon audiences at the VJC in November 2009 with the Ernesto Cervini Quartet. Also an excellent pianist and clarinetist, Ernesto is in great demand as a sideman and band leader. He has shared the stage
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Enjoy an evening of easy ballads and breezy swing with the Amy Cervini Quartet at the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday. Described by The New York Times as a “thoughtful and broad-minded jazz singer,” Cervini’s performances effortlessly skip through a variety of genres, styles, and periods. “I have a very eclectic music style,” said Cervini. “I enjoy bending and mixing genres to create something unique and interesting. Cervini will perform songs from her CD, Lovefool, as well as previewing tunes from her upcoming release, Digging Me, Digging You, a tribute to the late vocalist, pianist, and composer Blossom Dearie. Lovefool features a diverse mixture of songs including American songbook favourites Comes Love and Bye Bye Country Boy, and songs by Depeche Mode, The Cardigans, and Jack Johnson. Cervini’s musical journey began with classical piano, detoured into jazz saxophone, and ended finally with jazz vocals. “I began playing sax in big bands and jazz combos. At one point, someone suggested that I sing a song with the big band and I haven’t stopped playing and singing jazz since,” said Cervini. “I was drawn to the freedom and flexibility in jazz as opposed to classical music.” Based in New York, Cervini is a regular at venues throughout the city –– from The 55 Bar to Carnegie Hall. Her Vernon stop is part of the quartet’s West Coast debut tour in both the U.S. and Canada. “I’m very excited to meet audiences on the West Coast. I haven’t had the opportunity to perform here, but I heard wonderful things about it from my brother, Ernesto,” explained Cervini. Other stops on the tour include Vancouver, Kamloops, Seattle, and Portland.
with many legendary jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, Cleo Laine, Pat LaBarbera, Phil Nimmons, and Peter Appleyard. Pianist Cabe performs regularly as a solo artist, fronts his own trio, and also performs with MEM3. He maintains an active private piano studio and has several largescale orchestral arrangements to his credit. Originally from Australia, bassist Lau
received his master of music degree in jazz bass performance at the Manhattan School of Music. He performs with many notable musicians and also composes commercial jungles. The Amy Cervini
Quartet takes the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000 31st St. upstairs) Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15. Tickets are $20 ($15 for VJS members) at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup coffee houses.
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New York-based vocalist Amy Cervini leads her quartet to the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday. Cervini also performs regularly with a new project, Jazz Country, fusing the sensibilities of jazz and country music. Unique projects like this are the result of Cervini’s approach to musical collaboration. “For me, collabora-
tion is very important in what I do,” explained Cervini. “I prefer to work with musicians who are as invested in a project as I am. I believe that makes for better music.” The Amy Cervini Quartet has been playing together for more than
The Arrogant Worms Sat., March 19 @ 7:30 pm The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 150,000 copies of their 12 albums and played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000. They were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association. www.arrogant-worms.com
The Fugitives Sat., March 26 @ 7:30 pm A group of multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, poets and novelists, each with their own burgeoning solo career, they've won individual accolades as diverse as the Canadian SLAM poetry championship, CBC poet laureate, and a place in the Peak performance songwriting series. www.fugitives.ca
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
Making a difference CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
Beairsto school Grade 5 students Olivia Ryder and Angelina Mayer didn’t take long to decide what to do for their Destination ImagiNation group. They wanted to take part in the organization’s challenge to develop creativity, teamwork and problem-solving for students. “We wanted to make a change in the community so we decided to help the homeless. We wanted to do something to help them feel more confident. We really like the way everyone in the school helped us,” said Olivia, 10. They worked together to come up with their project and did a presentation at a school assembly to encourage other students to make contributions of personal hygiene items. They had to do all the work themselves, accepting adult help only for things they couldn’t do, like driving the items to be distributed. “Looking good can make you feel better. We
For the past 13 years, New Hope for Widow/ ers has held an annual retreat to give support and encouragement, along with educational workshops to bereaved widows and widowers. This year’s retreat takes place April 29 to May 1 at the Easter Seal Camp in Winfield. Retreaters will have the opportunity to share their own personal story of loss in a small group setting, followed by workshops, with topics including: Hoping and Coping in the First Year, Transitioning to Living Single, Christianity and the Griever, Financial Advice, Complicated Grief, Experiencing Grief as a Man, Creating a Scrapbook Memory Activity. The Sunday morning Service of Remembrance and Prayer features a
am planning to start removing winter protection from the rose garden at the Hospice House in the last week of March. If you have planted any of the shrub roses such as the group developed at Morden, Man., do not prune them to any extent. Remove any blossom heads, and thin out the smaller stems. I notice that the Royal Fred Lyall Bonica variety came through the winter without any damage. This variety is an excellent choice for most gardens. I was called recently by a fellow with a complaint about several lilies that he had planted. They bloomed quite well the first year and did not even put out leaves the second year.
IN THE GARDEN
When he dug them out, he found that the bulb had been eaten by some intruder. I believe this was done by a rodent, possibly a mole. He now digs a trench, lines it with baby chick wire and he hasn’t lost a lily bulb since. If you are looking for some really odd small flowering plants, look for Calcolaria, better known as slipper flower. It is unusual, and it may be better in an area that is shaded from hot afternoon sun. One of my friends grows it in planters. One of the old standards in many gardens are the popular perennial delphinium. There are some minisized ones available, and they are nice but the giants are outstanding. They are available in different colours. We will surely be urged to use less water this season and to grow some of the grass-related items that require less water. But I have to admit that I am not a great fan of dry-land gardening.
Dance for joy and harmony CARA BRADY/MORNING STAR
Angelina Mayer (left) and Olivia Ryder collected personal hygiene items from all classes at Beairsto school for The Vernon Women’s Centre and the Upper Room Mission for their Project Outreach — Dynamic Networks, part of Destination ImagiNation. wanted to give people who couldn’t afford these things. We are giving them to The Vernon Women’s Centre and to the Upper Room Mission so that men
will be able to have them too. It was bigger than we ever imagined. We got so many things,” said Angelina, 11. “We would like to do something for
Destination ImagiNation again. We don’t have answers for things but we hope people will think, ‘If these little girls can make a difference, maybe I can, too.’”
Retreat offers ‘New Hope’ Morning Star Staff
time of reflection and concludes the retreat with a candle-lighting ceremony. Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast are included, along with accommodations in heated rooms with single beds and shared washrooms. Some bursary funds are available on request. “A retreat such as this is a valuable time to gain knowledge and understanding of the grief process as well as a way to be encouraged and strengthened
through common shared experiences,” said Karen Bouchard, with New Hope. “A unique characteristic of New Hope is that, having experienced widowhood themselves, members are able to offer empathy and care to those who are mourning the loss of a spouse. The retreat is organized by the volunteer board of directors and other members who come alongside the newly bereaved as ‘companions.’” “It takes courage to attend a retreat for
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grievers, but the overwhelming response from those who come is warm and positive. The goal is to create a safe place to share, learn and connect with others who have also been widowed, so retreaters will know they are not alone on the journey.” Cost is $165. To register, call 250-545-6004 and leave a message or e-mail new-hope@telus. net with your mailing address. Learn more about New Hope at www. newhope-grief.org
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Women come to Shake Your Beauty with friends, daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers or by themselves. They might be hesitant at first but they leave laughing, pleasantly tired and many of them talking about taking more dance lessons. “No experience is necessary and women of all ages, shapes and sizes and different physical conditions come. They can do as little or as much as they want to. The idea is to have fun and learn about some of the different kinds of dance in our community,” said Debbie Larson, African dance instructor. There is also instruction in belly dancing with Michelle Ferguson, Polynesian dance with Pat Springborn and light yoga with Anne Foss. “The women find out that dancing makes them feel good. The music does something. When we hear a beat, we want to move to it. Women always comment on what fun they’ve had,” said Larsen. “I so appreciate the women who volunteer their time to instruct. They come because they love dancing and want to share it with other women.” There will be four one-hour dance sessions with 15-minute breaks between. A lunch of fruit, bagels and
Michelle Ferguson is belly dance instructor for Shake Your Beauty, March 26. drinks is provided. Shake your Beauty is a fundraiser to support costs of providing women’s programs at the Family Resource Centre. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with dancing starting at 10 a.m. and the day finished at 2:45 p.m. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if they have one. Shake Your Beauty takes place at CMHA (3100-28th Ave., Vernon). The cost is $20 and preregistration is required because space is limited. For more information and registration call 250-545-3390.
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ay love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all lifeâ€™s passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours. This old Irish blessing is offered to everyone in celebration of St. Patrickâ€™s Day tomorrow. When I was growing up, we always celebrated St. Patrickâ€™s Day and I loved all the tradition of its magic, its fairies, leprechauns, shamCathi Litzenberger rocks, and of course, all the stories that went along with the day. My dad always said there were only two kinds of people in the world: those that were Irish, and those that want to be, and so today I offer a traditional Irish stew made with beef instead of lamb, n and an Irish potato cake for dessert. Give it a try. Happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day to all. Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 (3 lb.) beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark beer 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce Colcannon: 3 slices bacon 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage 1/4 cup milk, warmed 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 2 tbsp. minced fresh green parsley Preheat oven to 325 F. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until very hot, and brown the meat in 2 batches, stirring to brown the cubes on all sides. Return all the meat to the Dutch oven, sprinkle with flour, and stir lightly to coat the meat with the flour. Stir in onion, carrots, dark beer, bay leaves,
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A love of fibre shared in workshops Morning Star Staff
Quilt-making has become one of the most popular hobbies in the past 25 years as the interest in quilts and fabrics has exploded. â€œThe beautiful cottons that are available are cut and re-assembled into incredibly wonderful quilts that can grace the beds in our homes, the walls in our public buildings, or clothe us on a cool day,â€? said Kathy Kinsella, a fibre artist from Blind Bay, who will teach at a workshop next month at Sorrento Centre. Close on the heels of traditional quilting, is another interest which blends some of the quiltersâ€™ abilities with those of artists who create art quilts and other forms of fibre art. Sorrento Centre will offer three workshops in April to encourage quilters and fibre artists to stretch their boundaries: Exploring Curves in Quilt Designs taught by Dianne Jansson, an internationally recognized quilt instructor, who will teach various methods to sew curves in your quilts; Kinsella will offer a workshop on fibre art landscapes; the third workshop is for those who would like to participate in a meditative journey as they explore silk painting methods, taught by Marg Janick-Grayston, a United Church
minister and facilitator of silk painting retreats in Saskatchewan who will fuse both meditation and the creative process of silk painting in this course. Fibre Art Week will be held April 11 to 17 at Sorrento Centre, where accommodation and meals are also available for registrants who would like to retreat into the world of fibre art. Call 250-6752421 for more information or registration.
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Monica is desperately seeking her human. The cat was rescued recently from the burnt out apartment building near Vernon Jubilee Hospital. â€œVolunteers from The Road Home Society were thrilled to rescue Monica and by means of her tattoo, the Animal Care Society was able to contact the original owner who had adopted the cat in 2005,â€? said Heather Pettit, with the society, a volunteerrun animal welfare organization. â€œBut Monicaâ€™s luck ran out when her registered owner was unable to take her back and reported that the cat had disappeared a long time ago.â€? Pettit said staff members at Crescent Falls Veterinary Hospital, who are caring for Monica temporarily, believe that someone has given the
Monica is being cared for by staff at Crescent Falls Veterinary Hospital who hope to reunite her with her owner. cat a second home. They are hoping her new guardian will recognize her photo and bring her home for good. Monica can be seen at Crescent Falls during business hours, or call Pettit at 250-542-7203.
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Community Calendar MARCH 16 COFFEE PARTY FOR HOSPICE Until March 31, we invite you to host a party in support of our volunteer programs and to raise awareness of hospice palliative care services available in our community. For info. contact at email@example.com VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE SPRING CLASSES Looking for a spring break activity for your kids? Register now for the jewelry bead class for ages 5-9 or 10-16 at the centre. Details at www.vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243. KINDALE THRIFT STORE At 2725 Patterson Ave. Armstrong is holding a 25 cent white tag blowout sale and 50 per cent off everything in the Boutique. Sale starts March 16 and ends March 19. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. VERNON & DISTRICT METIS ASSOCIATION Meets every third Wednesday of the month, potluck dinner 6 p.m., followed by meeting at 7 p.m., Halina Centre. Come and find out what’s new in your community. Call William Gagné at 250-545-9415. WELLNESS DINNER CLUB March 16 reservation deadline for dinner on March 20 from 5 p.m. Enjoy vegetarian dinner and health presentation at Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall, 45th Ave. at Pleasant Valley Rd. Payment by donation. Reserve at 250545-3969 and leave a message. Last dinner event until the fall. VERNON WOMEN IN BUSINESS Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Schubert Centre for networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, buffet lunch noon to 1 p.m. Members, $14; nonmembers, $20. VWIB offers networking opportunities and inspires, educates and motivates women to be the best they can in their business and personal lives. For more info., see www.vwib.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Run by the founder of Vernon’s Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness “A Walk To Remember” Jennifer Patrick. For anyone who has experienced loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death; men and women welcome. Drop-in, offered at no charge to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred. You may choose to talk or just listen. Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the The Pantry Restaurant banquet room, 390832nd St. Note new location. March 16 topic is “Pregnancy Loss (Stillbirth). For info., contact Jennifer Patrick 250-938-2331 or Melody Miller 250-540-2449 or e-mail email@example.com SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIOR PARENTS For seniors parents of children with developmental disabilities, meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Community Living BC (CLBC), suite 201, 2802-30th St. Join us for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to connect with other senior parents facing similar joys and challenges. For info., call Julie at 250-307-4216. OKANAGAN SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOC. MEETS Every third Wednesday of the month. Call Lorna Carter at 546-3318 or Rob Campbell at 546-3546. LADIES OF THE ROYAL PURPLE Come join the great ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge #123. We are a non-profit group meeting at the Elks Hall on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Meeting starts 1 p.m. or bring your lunch at join us at noon. For more information, call 545-6810.
MARCH 17 NORTH OKAN. CYCLING SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m., Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. Nominations for directors welcome; forward nominations to NOCS@shaw.ca or to cynthiakapicki@hotmail. com. Must be received by March 14. All cyclists in the community welcome. For more info., see www.okcycling.com KIDSWRITE YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST DEADLINE COMING! Entries must be postmarked by March 17. All students ages five – 18 are invited to submit poetry and prose to this contest limited to School Districts 22 and 83 (Vernon and Salmon Arm). Turn on your creativity for great prizes. See www.saow.ca. Sponsored by the Shuswap Association of Writers. COMMUNITY SENIORS’ FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON Hosted at the Vernon Full Gospel Tabernacle, 5871 Okanagan Landing Rd., March 17, at 10:45 a.m. Everyone heartily welcome! Special speaker Rev. Terry Baskin of Grindrod, B.C.; special St. Patrick’s Day emphasis and music, plus hearty hymn singing directed by Karl Janzen and accompanied by the Sing-Along Band. CAPSULE COLLEGE March 17, presentation by Aleksandra Dulic and Maggie Shirley, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC-O of new 3D game simulation on the issue of climate change “Future Delta,” at 9:30 a.m. in Halina Centre. All welcome. Admission $7, $4 for students, $20 for series. Info: 250-545-6171.
Feature Event: The Empty Bowl Fundraiser March 17, Vernon Community Arts Centre
hose bowl do you want? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17 and support your Vernon Community Arts Centre! Pick a handmade bowl created by your favourite local artist or community member, fill it with Irish stew and enjoy entertainment by highland dancers…all for just $20! The Second Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser takes place Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. For only $20, you can pick out a handmade bowl, have a hearty Irish lunch, and support the arts in our community! The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located in beautiful Polson Park and is operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Call 250-542-6243 or visit vernonarts.ca for more information. THE VERNON & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY AGM Annual General Meeting March 17. All members and guests encouraged to attend. Nominations for the annual Mackie Award will be read and voting will follow. Planning for spring projects is underway and members will want to volunteer their participation. Call Faith at 250-545-5950 or Deborah at 250-549-3058 for details. ODD FELLOWS MEET Every third Thursday of the month at OAP Hall in Lumby and at 3300 Mabel Lake Park on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 250-547-9092 or 250-542-0616. NORTH OKANAGAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Create better understanding of the needs of adults with developmental disabilities and their families as they age. Join the discussion March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Fee parking front and side of building. Refreshments provided. We welcome a broad range of voices, including health care providers, aging parents, self-advocate seniors, groups or clubs that provide services and support to seniors. RSVP to Greta Cooper at 250-549-5490. Hosted by Community Living B.C. For info., call Bill Tidsbury, 250-549-5667. GOOD FOOD BOX PICK-UP REMINDER Your low-cost box of nutritious fruits and vegetables (with easy seasonal recipes) is available for pick up at All Saints Anglican Church, Trinity United Church or Living Word Lutheran Church on the third Thursday of the month. Call Diane at 250-306-7800 for details or go to www. goodfoodbox.net KALAMALKA WEAVERS & SPINNERS Meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. We welcome newcomers. For more information, call 545-7819. THE VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. New members or guests welcome. See our website at www.vssq.org NEW HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT Group for widows and widowers takes place the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope office, #004, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Hellmut Noelle from the Family Resource Centre is facilitating the session with a New Hope volunteer. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee provided. Come and explore this opportunity to confront your grief and learn from it in the company of friends who understand and care. THE GOOD FOOD BOX ENDERBY Pay for your box every second Wednesday, no later than 5 p.m., at Baron’s Real Estate, Century 21. Boxes can be picked up every third Thursday between noon and 3:45 p.m., Anglican Church hall. For more info., please call 838-6298. ODD FELLOWS MEET Every third Thursday of the month at the OAP Hall in Lumby and at 3300 Mabel Lake Park on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 250-547-9092 or 250-5420616 for more information. VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 Meets first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Call Betty at 542-8450. THE PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP meets at the People Place the third Thursday of every month, September through June at 1 p.m. Everyone interested in the disorder is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Eleanor Dean at 250-558-7867 or Paul Jones at 250-542-7563. This month we have a pharmacist from Armstrong speaking to us about drugs. Please bring your questions along. Look forward to seeing you there. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE SPRING CLASSES Register for spring youth classes ages 4-17. Painting, drawing, drama, electric keyboard, digital art, jewelry, printmaking and clay classes. Details at www.vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243.
UPCOMING ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON March 18, executive meeting 11 a.m. in the lounge. DELLVIEW REUNION March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at The Pantry. All former staff members and their partners welcome. Please call LaVerne at 250-542-5449 if you wish to attend. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden March 18, 7-8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. Class topic “Ultimate Truth and Conventional Reality.” Drop-in. Guided meditations and a teaching each class. Fees adults $10, students and seniors $5. See www.dorjechang.ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ March 18, dance to the rock and country music of Union Jack at The Army & Navy Club, 2500-46th Ave., 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover charge. Call Dot by Thursday if attending, so seats can be saved.
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Beautification project goes to vote RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
A new stage of downtown revitalization is in the hands of merchants. Property owners on 31st Avenue, from 29th Street to the downtown Safeway, will vote by the end of March on whether to proceed with a beautification project. “The plan is a good option and I’m looking forward to a positive response from businesses,” said Coun. Shawn Lee. The cost for items like decorative brick and benches would work out to about $420 per metre. Support would be required from 50 per cent of the properties
representing 50 per cent of the property values for the revitalization initiative to go ahead. Property owners are warned, though, that construction is going ahead no matter what because of upgrades required to underground services like sewer lines. “If they vote against it (revitalization), they will get concrete sidewalks instead of brick pavers and no furniture,” said Rob Dickinson, engineering services manager. Two blocks of 31st Avenue will be done at a time, with the area between 30th and 32nd streets proceeding this summer. Unlike previous
revitalization on 30th Avenue, the city will cover the costs of street lighting and trees on 31st Avenue. Staff says trees and lights must be covered by taxpayers because they are now part of city standards, but that has upset Coun. Bob Spiers. “To have $600,000 more absorbed by taxpayers on a project similar to 30th Avenue is beyond me,” he said. Spiers also questions staff’s claims that the project is needed to replace underground utilities when the original catalyst for revitalization was the proposed redevelopment of the former legion property.
City targets weapons RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Weapons will come under increased scrutiny in Vernon. Council has agreed to a new firearms and weapons bylaw which will restrict the use of guns, as well as bows and aerosol irritants like bear and dog spray. “It’s legitimate to update the bylaw and to recognize items like bear spray,” said Coun. Buffy Baumbrough. The old firearms bylaw has been unchanged since 1976, while the enforcement provisions available to municipalities under provincial legislation have evolved since then.
Specifically, the Community Charter allows municipalities to regulate bows and arrows, knives and other weapons. “We probably get three complaints a year of people using bows and arrows in areas where there are concerns for residents,” said Clint Kanester, bylaw enforcement manager. Kanester added the thrust of the new bylaw is to prevent the use of bows where safety is at risk, and not to impact legitimate uses like school classes, predator control, archery clubs or hunting in specific areas. In terms of bear or dog spray, Kanester says
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“It never happened,” he said of an office tower plan. When the matter goes to a vote among property owners later this month, the city will also be involved in that process. It owns 22 per cent of the frontage along
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Two North Okanagan-Shuswap bus drivers have received recognition from the Association of School Transportation B.C. Norm McLeod, a bus driver on an Armstrong run, was awarded the 2011 ASTBC special needs bus driver of the year while Kathy Keam, a driver in the Sicamous area, was runner up for driver of the year. “Norm is fantastic in his care of our students with special needs,” said Frank Marasco, North Okanagan-Shuswap School District transportation manager. “He thinks of them as his own and treats his students with respect and dignity.” McLeod also shares his experience with other drivers. “He provides training and mentorship to other drivers as an integral part of our training team,” said Marasco. The nomination packages for both drivers included letters of support from students, parents, teachers, certified education assistants, principals and others. McLeod’s package included a magazine article about a thank you card which was made for him by an autistic student and the impact McLeod had on the student. Chris Coers, district vice-chairperson, believes the bus drivers provide a crucial service to students. “When students go to school bus drivers are the first face students see in the morning and the last they see at the end of the day. Their efforts are truly valued by us,” she said.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - The Morning Star A23
Canadian “Superfood” Gaining International Attention
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Creator of UMAC Core™
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UMAC-CORE is a unique product created out of an urgent need. In 2004 Tom Harper was diagnosed with a life threatening illness caused by asbestos exposure and given only months to live. He had been raising shellﬁsh at his Research Sea Farm on Vancouver Island, simultaneously perfecting the only method worldwide of growing wild phytoplankton for use in the Aquaculture industry. Based on the wild plankton’s powerful nutritional proﬁle, upon his diagnosis he decided to consume the blend of micronutrients as an energy source he so desperately needed at the time. Every day he ingested the minute ocean plants and every day he felt stronger and experienced less pain. Finally a surgeon performed exploratory surgery. To the doctor’s surprise he was inexplicably able to deliver Mr. Harper a clean bill of health. Six years later, Tom Harper is healthy and, in his words, “feeling totally different. I’m pain free and I’m leading a good, healthy, normal life.” Not long after the product was ofﬁcially launched in Canada and the U.S.A., the University of Utah completed a randomized full double-blind placebocontrol pilot study of UMAC-CORE over a 90 day period with human subjects. Doctors who conducted the studies were impressed with the results and concluded that UMAC-CORE really does help enhance the immune system and support mood ﬂuctuations, quality of sleep, and overall emotional well-being. UMAC-CORE quickly gained far more attention than Harper could have imagined. “People were experiencing really positive shifts in their health,” Harper says. “Our success was consumer driven and we weren’t quite prepared for the demand. There were times when staff would offer to spend the night at the ofﬁce so that we could get the product out, and they often did!” Today UMAC-CORE is available in over 800 health food stores across Canada, in stores all across the United States and overseas in Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Following the interest and countless testimonials from the public, UMACCORE has been written about in dozens of newspapers across North America – and the excitement continues to grow. In fact, an independent website www. whyplankton.com offers an opportunity to view the amazing “Another Day” video documentary of Mr. Harper’s patent pending discovery. Kim Iles of Choices 4 Wellness – a Retailer in Chatham Ontario says, “I recommend UMAC-CORE to everybody – it’s one of
the top two products in our whole store and that’s because people see results! I tell people that if they needed to pick only one thing, then pick UMAC-CORE. It has all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. It’s a complete food and does so many different things in the body that it’s probably the most complete supplement to recommend.” People are even giving it to their pets with remarkable results. In fact, Kim Iles says it’s the results she gets with animals that have convinced her of the product’s efﬁcacy. “It’s not a placebo effect when you give it to your pets. We’ve nursed sick animals back to health with UMAC-CORE. That’s how I judge if a product really works – if you can see results with animals – and we do.” Mr. Harper’s Sea Farm which grows the wild phytoplankton offered in UMACCORE is also making a positive impact on the environment. “I consider it one on the greenest companies in the world. Not only are we able to give back to human beings, we are also giving back to the planet.” Unique Sea Farms’ only by-product is pure oxygen! Marine Phytoplankton consumes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen back into the atmosphere as it blooms in the one million litre outdoor open tanks. Also, once the majority of plankton is harvested, the remaining plankton nutrients are returned back to the ocean – 3 to 5 times more than what was originally “borrowed” to commence the bloom cycle; helping to strengthen the base of the ocean’s food chain. Extraordinary beneﬁts have already been discovered with a product that has only been available for 5 years, with new clinical trials presently underway! UMAC Core is available in Liquid and Capsule formulations. For information call Hedley Enterprises at 1-888-292-5660 or to locate a Retailer near you go on-line to: www.umaclife.com
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The most common cause of this is that the small ports are clogged under the rim of the toilet bowl. Over time lime scale can build up under the rim eventually causing the holes to be clogged. Cleaning under the rim regularly will help prevent slow ﬂushing. If the build up is too substantial or left for too long replacing the toilet may be the only option.
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During perimenopause and menopause many women experience these symptoms in response to decreases or ﬂuctuations in hormones. Menopause is a natural transition in life but that does not mean that you must suffer through it! There are many things that we can do to make this change smooth and symptom free: 1. Ground ﬂax seeds contain phytoestrogens to level out hormonal extremes: Take 1-2 Tbsp per day. 2. Detoxify your bowel and liver: Annual cleansing and support for your bowel ﬂora through the use of probiotics are important for healthy estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormone production. 3. Take an omega 3 ﬁsh oil: Helps balance out the beneﬁcial and harmful estrogens. 4. Regular exercise helps with estrogen balance; improves progesterone production and reduces stress which helps the adrenals and thyroid gland. 5. Use herbal medicines to balance progesterone and estrogen as well as support the adrenals and thyroid. Using these and other tools for hormone balance, we can help you feel better, naturally. Consult with our Naturopathic Doctors for your individualized plan. Find Balance and Feel Better
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The average expected lifespan for a gas furnace is around 2025 years. After that the failure rate goes up. If the furnace fails, it could introduce carbon monoxide into your home. This can be lethal, and it is hard for a layperson to determine exactly when this is going to happen. Also as your furnace ages it does not work as efﬁciently as it did when it was younger. Older furnaces typically function around 50% efﬁciency, this means that half of your heating dollar is going up the chimney. Installing a new high efﬁciency furnace can save signiﬁcantly in your heating bill plus ensure that you will be safe from furnace failure. Installation of a new furnace is not as expensive as some think, and there are government grants available to help offset the cost. For more information on grants ask your heating contractor or me.
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Memory is primarily a function of the left brain, especially for ‘random’ things like times tables. However, many students who struggle with math tend to be more right-brain learners (visual, tactile). These students need to understand something before they can memorize it. Therefore, they need to understand what multiplication means: what it looks like, when it is used, and how the process works. They need some visual/tactile tools, like using math bars, or pictures, so they can experience it, not just memorize some (to them) random numbers. At Potentials, we have developed unique ways to help a student learn his times tables quickly without having to depend on, or resort to, memorization only. These ways help him learn the facts even faster. Remember, knowing the times tables is crucial to success in math, starting in grade four.
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
Viper offence explodes in Game 5 KEVIN MITCHELL Morning Star Staff
Last thing the Vernon Vipers expected was a blowout victory over the Westside Warriors in Game 5 of their B.C. Hockey League series Monday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers were going to savour the 7-1 thumping for about an hour, get a good meal, drink lots of fluids, grab some shuteye and hopefully finish off the Warriors in Game 6 Tuesday night in West Kelowna. A seventh game in the Interior Conference semifinal series, if required, will go tonight at Wesbild. The winner meets the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, who iced the Penticton Vees 4-2 to take their series in five games. Second-year forward Patrick McGillis scored a pair of gorgeous goals and net detective Kirby Halcrow was all-planet in the opening period as the Vipers stepped up their intensity and had a crowd of 1,469 fans finally making some noise. McGillis was not counting on a lopsided win against the high-scoring Warriors, who have a dozen players with NCAA scholarships. “No, definitely not, especially against these guys,” he said. “We had a high-scoring game against them before. It was 6-4 so they scored a couple too. We haven’t had many games where we’ve scored more than five goals so it was nice to finally get to their team, and finally some bounces were going our way. Hopefully, it keeps going tomorrow night for us.” Halcrow finished with 18 saves, but recorded a handful of showstoppers in the first, stoning Dru Morrison on his doorstep and Kyle Singleton from the low slot. Halcrow, who turned 20 on Sunday, also had Alex Grieve and Grayson Downing wishing he was still with the Quesnel Millionaires. “It would have been a completely different game without Kirby,” said McGillis. “Give credit to him. He definitely deserved first star tonight. He was our best player on the ice.” Halcrow has played every minute since taking over from Blake Voth part way through Game 2. “Things were just going my way I guess,” said Halcrow. “I felt pretty good, fired up the boys, and they responded pretty well so I’m pretty happy with everyone’s effort tonight.” He was delighted to see the Vipers exploded offensively, saying they showed a nice combination of patience and urgency to go 3-for-8 on the powerplay.
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Vipers’ captain David Robinson tries to chip the puck over Warriors' goalie Kevin Boyle in Game 5 of their BCHL Interior Conference semifinal Monday night at Wesbild Centre. The Snakes won 7-1 to take a 3-2 series lead. “We were kind of waiting for some goals like that. It was definitely nice to get more than two, three goals which we’ve been getting. It’s nice for the guys to respond and it was a good win.” Captain David Robinson, with his first goal of the series, opened the scoring at 8:30 of the second period on a tough-angle backhander to the right side of Boyle. Mike Zalewski, on a New York dangle in front after a great feed by Darren Nowick, pushed Vernon’s lead to 2-0 five minutes later. Defenceman Max Mowat had chipped a skyscraper lob pass into the Westside zone, where John Knisley retrieved the puck and found Nowick in the high slot. McGillis took a cross-ice pass from Dylan Walchuk and buried a shot to the left of goalie Kevin Boyle, making it 3-0 on a powerplay midway through the second period. Boyle left the game with an apparent hamstring injury, giving way to Cole Holowenko. Nowick, from Mowat, made it 4-0 Vipers before the second-period break. Westside head coach Darren Yopyk, who put the mute button on his players after the game, was not happy with referee Steve
Papp. Yopyk was especially hot when Grieve, the Westside captain, was assessed an elbowing major after a hit on Marcus Basara 6:20 into the third period. “It was a close hockey game and then all of a sudden the ref jumped in and that was the difference,” said Yopyk. “We had a lot of chances. Obviously, it’s a 7-1 loss but if we score on one of those open nets early, it’s a different hockey game, but hey they’re up 3-2 and we gotta go home and play these guys again tomorrow.” When asked if he thought the Vipers looked better with the man advantage, Yopyk replied: “They had 14 of them or whatever, what’d you expect? They moved it around pretty well. I don’t know what they were, I haven’t seen the stats yet.” He added: “Tomorrow’s another game. We lose and we’re down 3-2 whether you lose 14-0 or 1-0. We get to rest a few guys and we’ll be ready to go again tomorow.” McGillis put Vernon up 5-0 on a sweet breakaway 1:53 into the third, going forehand, backhand and sliding the puck fivehole on Holowenko. D-man Adam Thompson, on a powerplay
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point shot, and Walchuk, who went roof daddy after a slick pass from d-man Malcolm Lyles, completed the Vipers’ offence. Halcrow lost his shutout bid with 58 seconds left when Tyler French batted in a powerplay marker, with Viper blueliner Ryan Renz off for a kneeing major on Tyler Krause. Renz was challenged by monster d-man Michael King after the knee on Krause at the Westside blueline, and held his own in a quick scrap. SNAKE BITES: Basara showed Michael Grabner-like speed on a few rushes into the Warriors’ zone, going coast to coast before being stuffed five-hole by Boyle. Basara also hit a post after busting through the defence... Lyles was a force all over the ice, drawing big applause for a shoulder check deep in the Viper zone...Boyle made 16 saves and Holowenko, whose WHL rights belong to the Prince Albert Raiders, registered 12... The Vipers won 5-2 Saturday night before 1,329 fans at Royal LePage Place, getting goals from Colton Sparrow, Aaron Hadley, McGillis, Lyles and Bryce Kakoske. D-man Brett Corkey earned two assists.
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Junior Cats jump up B.C. standings Morning Star Staff
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Emily Kanester of the VSS Panthers gets mugged by a Holy Cross Crusader defender during the bronze-medal game of the B.C. Senior AA Girls Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.
Panthers rate top-four Morning Star Staff
Ranked No. 6, the VSS Panthers finished top-four in the B.C. Senior AA Girls Basketball Championships at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The fourth-rated Holy Cross Crusaders of Surrey stopped the Panthers 77-44 in Saturday’s bronzemedal game of the Sweet 16. “Holy Cross came out tough and strong and we just couldn’t match the intensity early on and the game got away from us,” said Bobby Mitchell, the Cats’ co-coach with Lonny Mazaruk. “We are very proud of the top-four finish at provincials as a lot of people counted us out but the Panthers proved they are winners and just find away to get the job done. This was our third final-four in four years and one of the toughest roads to get there.” The No. 2 York House Tigers bounced the topranked Britannia Bruins 76-56 in an all-Vancouver championship tilt. Tessa Beauchamp bagged 19 points for the Crusaders, while Jeanneine Yngresso had 17. Emily Kanester drained 19 points for the Panthers, while Britney Walton recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Kopp earned 10 boards. The Fulton Maroons went in ranked 10th and settled on 12th place after bowing 74-66 in double overtime to the Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver. Game MVP Amanda Sakamoto flushed 24 points, including three shots from Abderdeen Mall, one a buzzer-beater to force overtime. Tavia Lochhead went 14-for-18 from the free throw line and finished
with 18 points, while Grade 10 Samantha Ferreir rung up 16 points. “This game was typical of how the Maroons played throughout the season,” said assistant coach Robere Gingras. “They persevered through injuries and adversity and were able to play their best when it mattered most.” In the second overtime period, Windsor forward Hayley Boulier overpowered Fulton (finished with 31 points, 20 rebounds). The 12th-ranked Kalamalka Lakers placed 14th after falling 62-45 to the Archbishop Carney Stars of Coquitlam. Katie Rogers sank 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Lakers, who got a dozen points and eight boards from Ashley Krause. Brianne Niehaus grabbed six boards. “I’m extremely proud of the great hustle, determination, teamwork and never-say-die attitude the Lakers have shown to finish above their 16th-place seeding,” said Kal coach Joe Rogers. Fulton’s Jim Inglis concluded a coaching career that spanned over 30 years. On the boys side, the Fulton Maroons grounded the Sutherland Sabres of North Vancouver 68-58 Saturday afternoon to settle for 13th place. Greg Hyde led the Maroons with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Ben Olson supplied 14 points and eight boards. Gurbinder Randhawa, Dustin Popoff and Omeet Khatra each had six points. The South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver iced the Mission Roadrunners 71-66 in the final.
The Vernon Secondary Panthers settled for fifth place at the B.C. Junior Girls Championships last weekend in Abbotsford. The Cats opened up an early 10-3 lead, but fell 68-49 to eventual-champion Brookswood Bobcats of Langley in the quarterfinals. Ten different Panthers scored in this game, with game MVP Sage Blundell leading the way with 10 points. Karley Fugel, Mary Rice, Quinsy Leier and Jenna Marrion all had six. The Cats then shaded the No. 5-ranked Holy Cross Crusaders of Surrey 42-40. Leading by five at the end of three quarters, the Crusdaders extended their lead to nine with four minutes to go. VSS buckled down on defence, and Rice hit a big three to start the comeback. Jenna Marrion had four steals in the last four minutes and added three backside rebounds. Game MVP Marrion had nine points and was solid on the boards. Rice had 11 points, Leier had 10 and Blundell fired seven. “The girls showed great character to overcome poor shooting against such a strong team and come back to win,” said coach Mike Bertram. The Panthers finished with a 46-38 win over the No. 6 W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford to earn fifth. “We were in control of this game the whole time. We never trailed in the whole game and had double digit leads for most of it,” said Bertram, noting the Cats struggled from the charity stripe, shooting less than 50 per cent. Game MVP Leier led the way with 19 points, Rice had 11, Blundell eight and Karly Fugel six. Leier was named a second team all star.
“Rice easily could have been there as well as she was the floor general in all games and ran the break like a pro,” said Bertram. Other VSS players include: Madison Sawka, Avery Bridge, Jessica Harvey, Kate Baglot, Emily Pfannshmidt, Kate Moffat and manager Steph Mills. “We had two goals for the provincials – finish higher than our No. 8 ranking and try to show that we deserved to be higher,” said Bertram. “We accomplished both of these through great defence, a good fast break, well-timed baskets and having fun. “With our seniors finishing fourth and our juniors finishing fifth, we showed that we have one of... the best AA programs in the entire province.” Meanwhile, the Grade 8 boys Panthers had a great experience at the provincials in Pitt Meadows, watching and competing against the best teams in the province. After a humbling 62-22 loss to topranked Vancouver College Fighting Irish, the Panthers responded with three solid games, falling by 12 to the Prince Rupert Rainmakers and by seven to Mt. Prevost of Duncan. They also lost a heartbreaker to the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops, who hit all four of their foul shots in the dying seconds to win by two points. The Panthers were led offensively by Zac Kronbauer, John Garvey, Ty Thomas and Spencer Shaw. The Grade 8 team will continue their development this spring, joining a Vernon club team coached by Glenn Garvie. This team will play in the Kelowna Legends League this spring. The Grade 8 girls Panthers went 1-3 at provincials in Pitt Meadows. They played good defence but struggled to score. Mckenzie Kreeft was a game star.
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Vernon Boxing Club's Brett Murray lands a staggering right hook on the chin of Salmon Arm Boxing Club's Matt Blair during amateur boxing action Saturday at the Vernon Recreation Complex auditorium; Above: Sarah Petznick of CounterPunch Boxing Club connects with a straight right on Victoria’s Stacy Lee.
CounterPunch card delivers thrills at rec centre Morning Star Staff
The sweet science enjoyed a huge resurgence in Vernon Saturday night at the rec centre auditorium. More than 600 fight fans turned up for the city’s first amateur boxing card in years. A total of 14 bouts, ranging from youth to senior, were held, hosted by Vernon’s CounterPunch Boxing Club and sanctioned by Boxing B.C. “It was a fantastic event. We had families, children – an excellent atmosphere. The support was amazing,” said Tony Stamboulieh, head coach of CounterPunch and vice president of Boxing B.C. “Boxing has been revived and we’re going to keep it going.” In the headliner, Salmon Arm’s Derrick Larson, who trains with CounterPunch, lost a decision to 2010 PamAm silver medalist Jag Seehra of the Inner City Boxing Club in
Prince George in their 64-kilogram bout. Larson took the fight to Seehra early, winning the first round on points, but the Prince George fighter eventually prevailed in an exciting skill-packed bout. A former Golden Gloves winner, Larson took a couple of years off boxing to work and only returned to the sport a few months ago. Seehra is returning to PanAms next week. In an action-packed female bout, Sarah Petznick of CounterPunch defeated Stacy Lee of the Capital City Boxing Club in Victoria. Vernon’s Tyson Veitch (CounterPunch) earned a secondround stoppage against Paul Voss of the Kamloops Boxing Academy Jake Stuchberry of the Vernon Boxing Club defeated Justin Vigue of Kamloops, and Brett (Ouch) Murray of the
Morrison soars Morning Star Staff
Noah Morrison of Vernon ended his six-week road trip with two national freestyle skiing championship titles last week at Marmot Basin in Jasper. Morrison, a 16-year-old VSS student, won the big air competition Thursday, beating out Quebec’s Alexis Lalonde with a score of 43.7 after two jumps. Friday was the slopestyle, an event that is being considered by the IOC to be included in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Morrison had a flawless second run with a score of 42.1 to take top spot over Alberta’s Mitchell Graham, who finished with a 41.2. Morrison’s ski adventure started six weeks ago with training camp in Whistler for the members of the B.C. Park and Pipe Team heading to Halifax for the Canada Winter Games. He was cleared by his doctor to compete, but he had only had five weeks to heal up after breaking his collar bone in training. Despite a lack of training time, Morrison won silver for B.C. in big air. The team headed to Vermont after the Winter Games for a Nor-Am event at Killington Ski Resort. Morrison was sidelined with a bruised heel. The team headed back to Canada to Mount St. Louis for a Canada Post championship event at Moonstone,
Vernon’s Noah Morrison grabs some airtime at the Canada Post Junior Freestyle Skiing Championships at Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park. and Morrison won bronze in half pipe, an event that he hasn’t trained for very much. He joined freestyle at the age of five and went through the Jumps and Bumps program at Silver Star under head coach and mentor Jeremy Cooper, and is now coached by Mike Shaw, head coach of B.C. Park and Pipe Team. His skiing goals include making it into the X-games beside fellow Silver Star freestyle alumni like T.J. Schiller and Justin Dorey.
Vernon Boxing Club picked up a win against Matt Blair of the Salmon Arm Bulldogs Boxing Club. Fighters from across B.C. attended the event – Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Kamloops, Peachland, Revelstoke, Pemberton, Salmon Arm and Burnaby. Given the success of Saturday’s card, Stamboulieh is confident Vernon is capable of hosting larger amateur events, such as Golden Gloves and provincials, in the future. “We have a deep pool of talent and volunteerism for boxing in Vernon that stepped up to the plate,” said Stamboulieh. He thanked Breakaway Fitness, Sun FM’s Brian Martin for hosting the event, the Vernon branch of the Canadian Cancer Society for running the concession, Dr. Steve De Bella for volunteering his services as the ringside doctor and Raquel Warchol for singing the national anthem.
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Rangers track down defending champs Morning Star Staff
The Re/Max Rangers have locked up a spot in the Interior Hockey League championship series. Former Viper Richard Jodoin scored twice and set up another as the second-place Rangers grounded the defending playoff champion R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans 5-2 Saturday night at Priest Valley Arena. Nanaimo Clipper grad Shawn Bourgeois supplied 1+2 for Re/Max, who also got goals from Mike Jodoin and Dave Penner. Steve Vallier chipped in with three assists and netminder Blair Miller recorded 19 saves. Leath Gare scored both goals for the ninth-place Orphans, who face an elimination game Sunday night against the winner of a Saturday tilt between the first-place Teale Utility Canucks and the third-place Westwood Cabinets Flyers. The Rangers advance to the best-ofthree final starting Wednesday, March 23 at Wesbild Centre. The Canucks reached the final four by stopping the Royal LePage Whalers 6-2 Sunday night at PV. Jason Elders, who enjoyed a stellar 79-goal NCAA career with the University of Maine Black Bears, pulled the hat trick for the Canucks. Reid Church earned 1+4, while ex-Red
Sam Pantaleo drew two assists. Justin Glinsbockel produced 2+1 as the Sharks ousted the Kal Sports Bar Blackhawks 7-4 Saturday night at PV. Ryan Robertson, with 1+2, Chris Fulgham, Miskosky, Mike Fochler and Jarrett McNeal completed the Shark attack. Wylie had two assists and Jordan Vallance registered 20 stops. Jesse Bowler, with two goals, Sean Gracey and Sean Kober replied for the seventhplace Hawks. Meanwhile, the Vernon Buy-Low Foods Vixens are soaring at 15-3 heading into the playoffs in the inaugural season of the Vernon Women’s Hockey League. Net detectives Patti Hansen and Michelle Embleton have been very consistent, while a speedy offence, led by Leah Mulvihill, Derri Ann Cooper, Mandy Christensen, Bernie Dwan, Jen Spitzer, Edeen Ramsey, Christen Sherman and Allana Lidstone, pumped in the goals. A power-packed defence anchored by Christine Bosworth, Nichole Oakden, Cheryl Myer, Diana Huntley and Sabre Cherkowski have been solid. The Vixens have shown community spirit by donating money to families in need and have helped create and establish a women’s side to the annual Checkers Hockey Tournament next month.
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Whaler's goalie James Scherck stretches to try to make a save but Canucks' Reid Church goes high to score while teammate Mike Burke looks on during their game Sunday at Priest Valley arena. Deer Rebel Tyler Quiring counted 1+3 and Trail Smoke Eater grad Darcy Quiring also scored. Rob and Troy Killingbeck each recorded two assists. Steven Clarke made 22 saves. Bobby Nicholls and Steve Burke answered for the Whalers, who got 40 stops from James Scherck. The Flyers stayed alive by upending the
sixth-place Aquatico Bay Bar & Grill Sharks 7-3 Sunday night at PV. Logan Massie, Paul Saunders and Matt Glinsbockel each scored twice for the Flyers, who got 1+2 from Rick Galvagno and three helpers from Rich Hoglund. Rocky Spinks made 20 saves. Pearce Wylie, Justin Glinsbockel and Vernon Miskosky responded for the Sharks.
Heat settle for silver at nationals UBCO Athletics/Morning Star Staff
UBC Okanagan Heat went into the CCAA men’s volleyball championships with heavy hearts. They came home from Sherbrooke, Que. with silver medals. Coping with the loss of teammate Jordan Young, who died last week in a car accident, the No. 1-ranked UBC Okanagan Heat ripped through the eightteam competition, but couldn’t sustain it in Saturday’s goldmedal game. They fell in straight sets (29-31, Neimantsverdriet 15-25, 26-28) to the No. 6 Columbia Bible College Bearcats of Abbotsford. After dropping the first set in extra points, the Heat fell apart in the second set, making numerous service errors that turned into easy points for the Bearcats. Vernon’s Greg Neimantsverdriet was named the Heat’s Player of the Game, doing most of the offensive heavy lifting while fellow hitter Nate Speijer was keyed on by the CBC blockers. Neimantsverdriet and Speijer were named second team allstars. The lone Heat fourth-year player, setter Preston Tucker of Vernon, and outside hitter Mark Broome were first team all-stars. Tucker was also named the CCAA Player of the Year and an All-Canadian alongside Speijer last week. UBCO also went into the semifinal and final without 6-foot-8 middle blocker Aleks Bergen, who suffered an ankle injury in practice. “It is tough to win it all when in less than week we weren’t sure to even take
the team (to the championship),” said an emotional head coach Greg Poitras. “CBC had to play their best, and they did. It really is quite the story we made it that far with the loss of one of our best friends (Young).” Meanwhile, at the CCAA women’s championships in Saint John, the Heat came home empty-handed after recording two straight national titles. The Heat, the No. 1 seed in the eight-team tourney, fell in four sets in the bronze-medal game to the FX Garneau Élans of Quebec City. After being upset by B.C. rival Vancouver Island University Mariners of Nanaimo in the semifinals, the Heat swept Humber College Hawks of Toronto to qualify for the 3-versus-4 game. Emotionally drained from their loss to the Mariners, and physically drained from the bout against Humber, the defending champs were stunned 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22). Myrte Schön was named the Heat’s Player of the Game, totalling 16 kills, 14 digs and five blocks. Schön was also selected to the tournament first all-star team, while teammate Alex Basso was named a second team all-star. Trailing 2-0, the Heat dominated most of the third set, but the Élans held on to take the fourth. The Heat wasted no time in dispatching the Hawks in three sets (25-17, 25-16, 25-21). First-
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Gord Ellinson (left) receives the Rienie Holland Memorial Award from Rienie’s grandson, Jake, for longtime volunteer service with the Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational Pee Wee Hockey Tournament.
Stingers take B.C. title by stopping Kelowna Morning Star Staff
The Nixon Wenger Stingers capped an undefeated run at the B.C. Tween C Ringette Championships with a gold medal last weekend in Burnaby/ New Westminster. The Stingers outgunned rival Kelowna 7-4 in the championship game. Vernon used a total team effort to open the tourney with a 16-2 drubbing of host Burnaby/New Westminster. Riley Martian scored with 30 seconds to play as the Stingers ended the Kelowna Dragons’ season-long undefeated streak with a 9-8 win. Both goalies were hot, keeping the score 3-3 at the break. Kelowna converted a penalty shot
with two minutes to go to make it 8-8 before Martian stepped up. Maddy Johnson was outstanding in net as the Stingers tied the Demons 9-9 in a Friday rematch. They then pummeled Burnaby/ New Westminster 18-1 to earn a bye to the final. Members of the B.C. champion Stingers include: Miranda Blatney, Taryn Smith, Ashley Cohen, Taylor Gray, Sabrina Louis, Jocelyn Jones, Riley Martian, Amy Parsons, Darian Newman, Carly Alexander and Maddy Johnson. They are coached by Tim Jones, Mike Johnson and Adrienne Newman. The Stingers thanked their parents, fans and sponsor for supporting them throughout the season.
Smoke Eaters book Birks BCHL Media
The Trail Smoke Eaters of the B.C. Hockey League have hired Bill Birks as their new head coach and general manager. He will continue to move forward with the March spring camp running the 25th to 27th. Birks has shown in his one year with the club a willingness to work and communicate with players and fans alike. He has several years experience in the BCHL and understands the league operation. “It was important that we have as smooth a transition as possible with our spring camp only two weeks away and a large part of our recruiting in place for the coming year,” said Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz. “We have all the confidence that Bill can fulfil our needs.”
Birks joined the Smoke Eaters as an assistant coach for the 2010-2011 season. He helped guide the team to a 31-23-2-4 record and cut their goals against by 100 from the 200910 season. “I’m very excited and can’t wait to get going,” said Birks. “I respect hard work and responsibility. We will carry forward with the same values the Smoke Eaters have personified during the last few years.” Birks has previous experience as a BCHL assistant in Merritt where he worked under Al Glendenning for two seasons. As a player, Birks spent the late 1980s with Merritt in the BCHL and then moved on to minor pro hockey where he suited up for the famous Johnstown Chiefs in the ECHL. He turns 43 on Thursday.
The Vernon United U14 Boys rep team went 3-0-1 to strike gold in the inaugural North Vancouver F.C. Invitational Soccer Tournament last weekend. United shelled the host North Vancouver Flames 8-0 in Sunday afternoon’s final of the round-robin tournament. Slick Michael Williamson scored three times, while Kody Glinsbockel, Ryan Killingsworth, Cameron Hitch, Cole Woodliffe and Liam Ross supplied singles. The Vernon boys, coached by Chelsea supporter Mike Melbourne, opened with a 1-1 tie with the Wesburn Storm of Burnaby. Wesburn controlled the match in the first half, but were unable to put one past goalkeeper Cole Shoemaker. In the second half, the Storm scored early on a hard shot from just inside the box, but United equalized with just 15 minutes left on a header from defender Jorden Dewing. Vernon dominated the last 10 minutes pressing for the winner. In their Saturday afternoon match, United brushed off Coquitlam Metro Impact 4-1 in a steady downpour at the Sutherland Turf field. Woodliffe, a midfielder, scored in the fifth minute and just minutes later, striker Michael Williamson out-
ran an Impact defender and rolled one past the keeper to me it 2-0. Lucas Ross sent a corner into the Coquitlam penalty area only to have an Impact defender knock the ball into his own net midway through the second half. Coquitlam spoiled Shoemaker’s shutout bid with about 12 minutes to go, but Vernon responded quickly with a goal from Liam Ross. On Sunday morning, United bounced their league rival Kamloops Blaze 5-0. Vernon scored early and often with Hitch, on a great cross from Killingsworth, jumpstarting things in the second minute. Zac Kronbauer, Williamson and Woodliffe also scored in the first half to put United up 4-0 at the break. Hitch rounded out the scoring on a penalty kick with 10 minutes left after a Kamloops defender handled the ball. United, who outscored their opponents 18-2, received strong defensive play from Shayne Groeneveld, Bryce Dyck, Jason Reich, Chase Larsen and Dewing. Brandon Melbourne and Isaiah Wenger played well in the midfield. Vernon opens their regular season Sunday, April 3 at Marshall Field against the Blaze.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Even if it is a big account, working with only one customer puts limitations on what you accomplish. See if you can simultaneously establish several new links with other people.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) If a close friend of someone in your family has been treated with respect, this person is now likely to be of tremendous help to you in securing something big.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) When having to make a huge decision, do not allow yourself to get bogged down with anything trivial. Conceive the total picture first and then fill in all the little bits and pieces.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Provided you donâ€™t bring a third party into the picture, something very advantageous can be achieved by you and your partner. Keep it just between the two of you.
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An unusual circumstance might offer you a rather big opportunity in the next year to make more money from a side source than youâ€™ve ever made from your primary one. As long as everything is on the up and up, take advantage of it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Try to temporarily shelve your regular endeavors and focus on a new arrangement that you believe can add much to your holdings. You could be quite lucky. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) A window of opportunity could open up for you, in helping you accomplish something that could bring about multiple benefits. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Concerns about your finances are without foundation, so donâ€™t needlessly make yourself feel uneasy about things that may never happen. Itâ€™s important that you discover this yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Donâ€™t allow some petty comments that come from a jealous person to cast shadows of doubt on your thinking. You know all the facts, so donâ€™t let fear slow your roll. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) An enterprise in which you recently got involved has much greater potential than you might realize, but you could need a lot of faith to keep you going. Study all the ramifications yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Operating on a one-on-one basis in the commercial world has benefits, but they might be limited. Try to establish some links with several sources that have unlimited potential.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Usually one can get better terms by not putting everything theyâ€™ve got out on the table. Hold something back as a bargaining chip in case the haggling gets tough. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) An important customer will have greater respect for you if you honor your commitment to the letter, instead of trying to make small changes after you have the sale. Stand by your word.
Beginner/Refresher Courses start March 19th Saturdays 9 AM at the Halina Centre
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MINES ACT NOTICE OF PROPOSED SAND AND GRAVEL Take notice that Brent Gatacre of Intercity Recycle Ltd. has ďŹ led with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed Sand & Gravel Pit located at: 324 Highway 97. Any person by or interested in this program has 30 days to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, South Central Region, 162 Oriole Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7. A copy of the proposal is available for viewing at 13809 Forest Hill Dr., WinďŹ eld, BC.
HORMONES Q: I am having problems with sleep, sex drive, hot ďŹ‚ashes and weight gain. What can I do? A: These are just a few symptoms of hormone dysfunction. You need hormone testing (saliva or blood tests) to identify imbalances. Treatment includes the use of bioidentical, plant based hormones that closely duplicate hormones your body produces. Natural hormones also slow the aging process.
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REACH FOR THE STARS The Cherryville youth event “Reach For The Stars” was a total success.
Soup to Nutz
THANK YOU & THUMBS UP to all who helped. Ana’s Pizza, Blast From The Past Antiques, Canadian Tire, Casa de Mario’s Pizzaria, Cherryville Emporium, Cooper’s Foods, Deb’s Dollar Store, Embrace Apparel, Future Accessories, Gold Panner Campground (Cherryville), Inka’s World, Irly Bird Building Centre (Lumby), Kelly O’Bryan’s, Lincoln Lanes Ltd., McDonald’s, Panago Pizza, Save On Foods, Sun Valley Source For Sports, Taco del Mar, The Vernon Morning Star, Vernon Towne Cinema.
Frank and Ernest
Bridge by Phillip Alder Michel de Montaigne, a French essayist who died in 1592, said, “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufﬁciently to reason incorrectly.” He would have also liked bridge experts because they must reason correctly. How are your reasoning powers on this deal? You are in three no-trump. West leads the heart queen. After you cover with dummy’s king, there is bad news -- East wins with the ace -- and good news -- the defenders take only four heart tricks. How would you try to take the last nine tricks? North started with a transfer bid, showing ﬁveplus spades and zero-plus
points, then rebid two notrump to invite game with exactly ﬁve spades. You have only six top tricks: one spade, four diamonds and one club. The other three tricks cannot come from spades, but might come from clubs. You must realize that if the club ﬁnesse is losing, you have no chance. So assume East has the club king. Then, on the fourth round of hearts, you must bravely discard your spade queen. Yes, this risks going several down if they shift to a spade and the club ﬁnesse fails, but if you retain the spade queen, you will need both blacksuit ﬁnesses to work, not just one. Phillip Alder is teaching
during the American Contract Bridge League’s Sectional at Sea from July 19 to 26 aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. The cruise starts and ends in Southampton, England, and goes to the Norwegian fjords and the North Cape. Details are at www. phillipalderbridge.com.
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In Memoriam In Loving Memory of my husband
who passed away on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 6 years ago. Always remembered by his wife Fran and children Brenda, Randy & Graydon & their families
Cards of Thanks I would like to express my appreciation to all those that attended my 96th Birthday Celebration. A special thank you to all those who donated money in lieu of gifts. One hundred dollars was donated to the Salvation Army and one hundred dollars to the Upper Room Mission. With thanks, Eleanor Down Once in a while, someone makes a difference by being honest, understanding & capable. Darren Richmond of Richbuilt Homes helped us realize our dream of a custom built home for our retirement. He came through for us by being within budget and on time. We love our new home. Great job Darren! Dave & Linda Mowat
Coming Events Cross Stitch Club accepting members. Beautiful craft room fully supplied. To share stories and stitching projects, the only thing that is missing is you. Please email Robyne to join at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information IF you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933
ARNOLD (nee Stroulger), Mary “Molly” It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Mary “Molly” Arnold (nee Stroulger) on March 10, 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.
BEVAN (nee Hoffman), Ilse It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ilse Bevan (nee Hoffman) on March 6, 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.
Joyce Edith McLennan April 30, 1930 Feb, 6, 2011
A remembrance of Joyce will be held at the Vernon Golf & Country Club at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19 Elizabeth Delores Luella Meneice (nee Hoole) Elizabeth Delores Luella Meneice (nee Hoole) was born at Westwold on July 22, 1920, and passed away peacefully at home in Vernon on March 10, 2011. Betty loved life, music, and people, and was devoted to her family. She is survived by grandson, Mitchell Harris and son-in-law, George Harris, and many, many friends. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Ken Meneice, daughter, Joan Harris, parents Edward and Violet Hoole, and brother, Ted Hoole. The family would like to thank her doctors, care-givers, and numerous friends for their support during her illness. Flowers are gratefully declined at Betty’s request.
Dickson Kimberly Kathleen (Simons) Passed away on March 10, 2011 at the age of 46, after her battle with cancer. Born on September10, 1964, Vancouver BC. Her family moved to Mission, BC, where she met her husband Ken Dickson . In 1992, they moved to Salmon Arm. Kimberly worked for many years with ICBC in the lower mainland, Salmon Arm and Vernon. Kim is predeceased by her husband Ken Dickson, her father Edward Louis Simons. She is survived by her mother Claudette Simons, brother Louis Simons, sisters Sharon Linklater and Sandra Simons, several nieces and nephews and a large extended family. A celebration of life will be held on Friday March 18 at 2.00 pm at the Vernon Alliance Hall at 2601 43rd Ave Vernon B.C. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made in Kim’s memory to the B.C. SPCA.
Bumbar, Anne We regret to announce the unƟmely passing of Anne Bumbar in the Burnaby General Hospital on March 12th, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Anne is survived by her loving family: one daughter, Dianna (David) Weber of MerriƩ, BC; one son Steve (Anne) Spelchan of Cambridge, New Zealand; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, William and Walter Loshny; three sisters: Lena Maskall, KaƟe Fusick, and Olga Shumay; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. from the Pleasant Valley Funeral home. Mass of ChrisƟan Burial will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Armstrong with The Reverend Father Wasylinko, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. A recepƟon following the Graveside CommiƩal Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall. In lieu of Ňowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of Anne may do so to the Heart and Stroke FoundaƟon. Arrangements have been entrusted to:
A Celebration of her life will be announced at a future date by the family. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com
Henry Schneider If roses grow in Heaven, Lord Then pick a bunch for me Place them in my Fathers arms, And tell him they’re from me. Tell him that I love and miss him, And when he turns to smile, Place a kiss upon his cheek, And hold him for awhile.
We love and Miss you Dad so much! Sherrie, Marlene & Families
WEBB, Donald Allen ‘Al’ Donald Allen Webb passed away March 12, 2011 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 84. He was a resident of Vernon, BC and formerly of Richmond, BC. Al was born June 5, 1926 in Wayne, AB to Thomas and Ada Webb. Al served in the Canadian Army during World War II as a signalman. Al was a lifetime member of ECA of BC, former president of A. Webb Electric, volunteer electrical organizer for Canuck Place and a member of the Army & Navy Club in Steveston and Vernon, BC. Al is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Audrey (nee Wager); three children, Richard Webb (Brenda), Dawn Bourne (Jack), Sue Durand (Brian); ﬁve grandchildren, Allison, Bradley, Jennifer, Amy, Kari; step- grandchildren, Phil, Brendan; greatgrandchildren, Raymond, Amanda, Alexis and several nieces and nephews. Thank you to Dr. Friesen and the staff of 3 East at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on March 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Personal Alternative Funeral Chapel in Vernon, BC (4417 29th Street). If desired, donations may be made to Canuck Place – Pediatric Hospice Palliative Care – British Columbia (1690 Matthews Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 2T2). Expressions of sympathy can 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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INGRAM, Leonard Hugh James It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Hugh James Ingram on March 12, 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.
BYRDIE BUCK JOHNSON
(NIELSEN) March 31, 1930 - March 1, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Byrdie. Byrdie was born in Glenwood, Alberta. Married James Edward Johnson in 1949, they moved many times during their early years, with their two young children, following work in the oil fields. Byrdie was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1961. Byrdie was then a single parent and was responsible and worked very hard to raise her children. She was then predeceased by her precious grandson Kristopher Dahm in 2007. Also predeceased by brothers Leroy, Leray (Hap) and Jimmy. Byrdie is survived by her son, Shon Johnson and daughter-in law Brigitte, grandchildren James and Margaret, daughter Valerie Dahm, her Sister Ivy, and many nieces and nephews all who loved her and will miss her. Byrdie was well respected and loved by all who knew here, through her years of work, business, other tenants in the apartment and all the brothers and sisters in her faith. Memorial service to be held March 19, 2011 at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. Byrdie has requested no flowers.
( nee Sonntag) st July 21 , 1966 - March 9th, 2011 Longtime resident of Lake Country, B.C., Jill passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital after a sudden illness, age 44. Jill was predeceased by her brother Robert in 1974. Jill is survived by Kevin, her loving husband of 21 years, and their devoted children, Makena, Theodore and Benjamin. Jill is also survived by her loving parents Albert and Angela Sonntag, her beloved brother Christopher Sonntag (Lisa), and uncles Christopher Ormell, Rudy Sonntag, and Michael Sonntag. Jill will also be lovingly remembered by Kevin’s parents Gerald and Kay Geen, Kevin’s brothers Jerry ( Brenda), David ( Laura), her three nieces and four nephews, innumerable family members, and a huge circle of friends. Jill was born in Edmonton, and moved to Lake Country with her family at age eight. Jill was raised in a tight knit family, closely connected to the local community, and this reﬂects in the wonderful woman she became. Many of Jill’s childhood friends are still very close, and these bonds over so many decades speak of her character and ﬁdelity. Kevin and Jill have been inseparable since they met in 1985. Jill selﬂessly encouraged and supported Kevin’s dream of an aviation career to great success. At the same time, Jill developed her own accomplished career, obtaining a diploma in design and running her successful interior design ﬁrm since 1993. Jill has lead a rich and fulﬁlling life, raising with Kevin three bright talented children, all the while enjoying her many friends, a rewarding career, and an opportunity to travel and experience much of the world. Jill’s family and friends take comfort in the tremendous joy that Jill experienced and brought to those around her in her short life. Her vibrant spirit and beautiful character leave a huge impression on her family and friends, who will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, March 18th, 2011, at St Michael’s Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna B.C. A celebration of Jill’s life will be held afterward at a location to be announced at the service. In lieu of ﬂowers please make donations to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
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Hilltop Subaru welcomes a team player to work with us in the capacity of CAR WASHER, AUTOMOTIVE DETAILER and LOT ATTENDANT Full automotive detailing experience with power polisher is required Apply in person to: John Kosmino 4407 27th Street, Vernon
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is offering a meeting room for non-proﬁt organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to email@example.com to set up appointment.
Home Orcharding Course (backyard)
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9AM - 1PM @ Briteland Sign up in store or phone 250-545-3420 • Cost $35
3208 28th Street Vernon, BC
Vernon, British Columbia
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.
Assistant Camp Directors - 2 positions: 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
JR. ACCOUNT COORDINATOR Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer, with over 220 locations throughout Western Canada, along with a warehousing and distribution network, retreading facilities and mining tire operations. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Sales Team for a full-time temporary position (12-18 months) at our ofﬁce in Vernon. The Jr. Account Coordinator is responsible for account setup and general maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who have strong customer service skills and wish to further their career with the support and assistance of the Kal Tire organization. A detailed job description, list of qualiﬁcations along with information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneﬁts package, employees share in a company-wide proﬁt sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. Interested applicants should submit their resume to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501 – 48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon B.C., V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on March 27th, 2011.
Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ﬁnancing options available to qualiﬁed applicants.
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Children Childcare Available 1 full time opening available, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc. ref’s, 20yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142.
Employment Business Opportunities ATTENTION Learn to generate excellent income from your home computer, free online training, unlimited earnings. www.FreedomKey123.com DVD Rental Kiosks. Imagine owning a chain of fully automated DVD rental machines without the overhead & hassle of big staff or a several thousand sq.ft store front. Our machines have been in place in the North Okanagan for 1 year, and they are showing excellent growth, asking $150,000 for this unique turn key operation, For more info please call 250-938-3234 EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Ofﬁce Outlet from your home. Free online training, ﬂexible hours, great income. No selling required. www.123bossfree.com FAMILIES EARNING more. Work from home part or fulltime. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com. Great business opportunity, dwntwn coffee shop with great cliental for sale. Lots of seating & conference rm with tons of opportunity. $69,000 obo. Call 250-549-0945 Investment Opportunity for seasoned Intl log home mfg Co. Projects ready to go. Neg terms. $600k+ . 250-863-3169. SERVICE FRANCHISE, Industry rated #1, Financing available. All new equipment, full training and support. Opportunity is knocking. www.oxy-dry.ca 204-346-5510 SIGN Business for sale. All equipment etc. $25,000. Owner may ﬁnance. email@example.com
Help Wanted: DELIVERY TEAM For Case Furniture Gallery We are seeking a responsible, energetic individual to work with our delivery team in our Enderby warehouse. Primary duties include inventory handling, customer pickups and deliveries. Must be ﬁt and able to bend, lift, pull or push up to 150 lbs. and possess a valid drivers licence with a clean driving abstract. Applicants MUST be customer service driven. Compensation includes a beneﬁts package. Please fax your resume to 250-838-2140 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mar 21st. Only those called for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiﬁed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certiﬁed. 30 years of success! 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. www.RMTI.ca LEARN FROM home earn from home CanScribe Career College offers online courses: Medical transcription and computers. Great work at-home opportunities. Enrol today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com email@example.com STUDY ADVENTURE tourism! Train to be an adventure guide in just nine months. Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certiﬁcate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1-888-690-4422; www.cnc.bc.ca/valemount
Haircare Professionals Chair rental available, D Marie Hair Company. Drop resume at 2810A 48th Avenue or phone (250)260-4267.
RANCH CARETAKER full time employment opportunity. Aspen Grove area of British Columbia, cattle experience a must, mechanical knowledge an asset. Must be self motivated. Call Don @604-7896047.
Turn surplus ‘stuff’ into extra cash.
Wise Guy’s The Vernon Wise Guys Car Wash is looking for a part-time employee. Ideal for retired plumber, mechanic or machinist. Must be a hard worker, and have a happy outlook on life.
Send resume to Wise Guys Developments, 102-1219 Commercial Way, Penticton, BC, V2A 3H4. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRIVERS/OWNER operators wanted. truck contractors need drivers with log haul experience and clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. visit: www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173).
A BUSY CEO of a well established small business has an immediate need for a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant. If you think you are qualiﬁed for this job, send your applications to: email@example.com
PART TIME PRODUCTION WORKER Dairy Source Inc. A leading manufacturer of animal feeds is currently seeking to ﬁll a Production/Labourer Position for our Armstrong Mill. Part-time (approximately: M-F, Noon to 6pm. 25-30 hours/week) We are looking for a hardworking, responsible individual with initiative. May lead to full-time. Full training will be provided. Forklift experience an asset, but not necessary. Wage is hourly, based on experience, range from $16/hr to 23/hr. Please email a cover letter, and resume to: Chris Jmio, Operation Manager Dairy Source firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) invites applications for the following position: QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON – PAINTING AND DECORATING This is a temporary Union position paying $27.89 per hour effective May 2, 2011 to August 31, 2011. Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities, provide services to the School District for painting and decorating at School District Facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: Include: certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Painting and Decorating, or equivalent Inter-provincial Technical Quali¿cations; four years’ working experience in the painting trade as a trades person related to both new and repaint applications; ability to perform all aspects of the painting and decorating trade competently; ability and experience in mixing of colours; working knowledge of other trades connected with building, ¿nishing and maintenance; ability to work alone and/or work as part of a team with other trades persons; hold a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence. Must be capable of working off ladders, scaffolds and lifts. Please submit resume with full supporting documents (proof of quali¿cations must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references, to: Director of Human Resources, Box 129, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N2 by March 31, 2011, Fax No. (250)832-9428. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
2500+/MO TO START
ASSOCIATE Join our Iris Team. Iris Vernon is looking for an outgoing, hardworking individual. Experience an asset but not required. As a member of our team you will work along side Optometrist, ﬁtting eyewear of the highest quality in the world of eyecare, helping to deliver exceptional customer service and performing administrative duties in a fun and professional atmosphere. Please drop off resume to Clara Mainville, Village Green Mall. No phone calls please. Iris is the largest eyecare provider in Canada with over 165 locations. www.iris.ca
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 email@example.com
////////// 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
Tow Truck Driver required for Vernon company. Drop off resume and driver’s abstract to 4407 - 31st Street, Vernon ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certiﬁed A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417
APPLY NOW! Expanding Kelowna co. now accepting applications for FT work in various positions. No exp nec. 250860-3590 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Camp Hurlburt is now accepting applications For Cook, Assistant, Cook, Medic, Lifeguard and Councillors. Pls. See our website for job description at www.camphurlburt.com
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 COOK Required for morning breakfast Cafe. Call 250-5003316 DELIVER RV trailers for pay! Successful RV transport company seeking pickup owners to deliver RV’s from US to Canada. Paying top rates! horizontransport.com/Canada.
Employment Help Wanted Employment in Oilﬁeld Operations. 1 day Well Testing Intro. $130.00 (250)308-7404. Hadland Gas Well Testing Experienced BOOKKEEPER Required. Part Time. Call 1-(250)769-9091 EXPERIENCED FINISH grader operators required by Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd., a successful well established company. Send resume to: email@example.com or fax 780-928-3656. Front counter person required, Apply with resume at Sizzling Wok in Village Green Mall food court.
VERNON KIA IS HIRING!!! Everybody knows that KIA products are gaining market share. Due to this high demand we have room for 1 experienced salesperson to sell both new and preowned. You will be part of a small team of professionals who are respected by their dealer and afforded opportunities that only a local dealer group can offer! Please forward your resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org THE NEW
On the Automile VERNON KIA beside Art Knapp
DINOFLEX Group L.P. ®
Dinoﬂex Group LP – Sales Associate Position We want you to join our Inside Sales team….. Dinoﬂex Group is a leader in the “recycled materials’ ﬂooring product industry and are looking for a dynamic sales staff member at our Salmon Arm factory. Our inside sales team proudly provides superior customer service and support to distributors world wide through a variety of communications mediums. If you are customer service driven, love to multi task and want to support a product you can believe in, this job is for you. The sales associate is responsible for providing customer service, generating sales, and supporting our international network of distributors. This highly interactive position requires clear and concise communication skills relating to product knowledge, quoting jobs and providing technical support on product use and installation. Supporting our distributor network requires periodically attending vendor booths at trade shows & conferences. This position requires a Degree or Diploma majoring in Business and 3-5 years previous customer service experience working with inbound and outbound phone and Internet inquiries. Candidates with excellent communication skills, strong customer service and inside sales skills with a mathematical aptitude, are computer proﬁcient, are detail oriented and organized with effective time management skills should apply. Experience in ﬂooring is not essential but experience with people is a must. For more information on or company or our products visit www.dinoﬂex.com. Dinoﬂex Group offers in-house training, beneﬁts and competitive salaries. To be considered E-mail your cover letter and resume by April 4, 2011 to: Info@dinoﬂex.com or by fax to (800)-305-2109 or mail to Dinoﬂex Group P.O. Box 3309, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4S1. Dinoﬂex Group thanks all candidates for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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JOURNEYMAN AUTOBODY reﬁnisher required for Southern Alberta’s most progressive collision centre. Full beneﬁts, cleanest working environment in the industry, production bonus, factory training. Fix Auto Lethbridge. Ph 403-328-1020.
R. DIETICIAN for LTC home in Osoyoos. 7.5hrs/wk contract position. Resumes: becky. email@example.com
Help Wanted Electricians and Apprentices needed Summit Electric Ltd. with ofﬁces in Kamloops and Quesnel is looking for certiﬁed electricians and 3rd and 4th year apprentices for full time work. Applicants must have the ability to travel to job sites across Western Canada. Company pays for travel, LOA and any ﬂights. CORE COMPETENCIES • Industrial and commercial experience an asset • Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to severe time constraints as needed • Able to work with little or no supervision • Must be able to pass mandatory drug testings Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to: (250)992-7855 Farm labourer wanted $9.28 hr. 5-6 days/week, manual work incl., planting, pruning & harvesting. April 1st-Oct 30th. Phone 250-545-0105 Fax 250545-1935 Farm Worker. Thinning, picking, pruning, $9.30/hr. up to 55hrs/week, July 1 - Oct. 31. Contact Jamie Kidston, 12501 Kidston Rd. Coldstream. (250)542-1582 FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: email@example.com
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. Janitorial staff required, evenings, Polson Mall area, 15-20 hrs/wk. Experience an asset. Fax resume to: 250-712-1690 LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.
MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Ofﬁce & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 Okanagan Transload Terminal currently has an opening for a part time truck driver – Class 1 with air, working mostly afternoon shift and some weekends from our Winﬁeld facility. Minimum two years experience. Resumes with drivers abstract may be E-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to: 250-766-2558. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. POWER ENGINEER 2nd Class Certiﬁcate mandatory. West Coast Reduction Ltd. Vancouver has full-time opening for Steam Plant Shift Engineer. Competitive wage/ beneﬁts. Resumes or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Seeking Musician 2 hrs Sunday Mornings Vocal (preferred keyboard or guitar) Present Musician will assist with transition. Contact 1-250-833-6005 SOUTH OKANAGAN Immigrant & Community Services requires a Settlement Worker in School District #53 for the Cawston/Keremeos area. For a complete job description and application form, please contact by email only: email@example.com. Ability to speak Punjabi a considerable asset. WANTED: Customer Service person wanted 2 days/week for food product sales and light kitchen duties. Must be friendly, reliable and neat in appearance. Please apply in person with resume to ﬁll out application form at Home for Dinner 4405-A 29th St, Vernon.
Sales 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
Trades, Technical PCL CONSTRUCTORS WESTCOAST INC. Is seeking applications for a project in Elkford, BC for
Industrial Electricians. Journeyperson ticket and 2 years experience in an Industrial project required. Certiﬁcations in construction related training are an asset. Fax your resume to 604-241-5301 or email BCInteriorjobs@pcl.com or www.pcl.com.
Work Wanted 4th year carpentry apprentice, interior & exterior reno’s, $20/hr. 250-309-3682 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
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
Financial Services 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 $500 LOAN, no credit refused. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. 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 REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca
Legal Services Classiﬁeds 550-7900
Spring into action!
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.
ENDERBY AREA RT 906 - Granville Ave & George St Available now BX AREA RT 73 - 25 St & 40 Ave Available Mar 18 RT 72 - PV Rd (Parkview Hts) Available now contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info
Attention VALUED READERS
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
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 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.
RUBBISH BUSTERS.20’ deck w/sides, anything/everything. Great rates - excellent service. Call Steve 250-549-6822
Billions - Biewer Yorkshire Terrier Papillon pups. 3 boys and 1 girl. Born Jan. 25th ready to go on March 23rd. They have had their dewclaws removed, been dewormed and had their 1st set of shots. $700 for more information pls call 250-547-6526 HAVANESE/BICHON frise puppies, comes with shots (250)804-6848 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels
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 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 PRUNING & ROTOTILLING Trees, hedges & yard clean up. Call Eric (250)306-3408 PRUNING- shrubs, fruit trees, etc. Over 30 years experience. Also quoting on strata or residential lawn & garden maintenance. Meridian Lawn & Garden Care. Jan 250-5505386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449
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.
keep our carriers safe from accidents.
Ofﬁce hours are Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.
www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
Merchandise for Sale Pets & Livestock
Boarding Horse pasture, shelter, tack barn, near R. Club, Coldstream. May 1. (604)925-4214
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
Feed & Hay
(80) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $5.00/bale. 250547-6546. 9 round bales, approx., 1000 lbs. $50 a bale. 250-545-5284. 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 Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 Hay for sale, dry rounds $45$50. Haylage $50. Armstrong 250-546-0420, 250-309-1470 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. STRAW 3x3x8ft bales $ 150 ton. GRASS hay 5ft round bales $180 tonn Alfalfa grass mix and oat silage bales 200 plus bales .$50/bale. Discount on larger orders. Enderby 250 838 6684. STRAW Wheat Straw for Sale, square bales, clean & covered. (250)309-2965, (250)542-0820
#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC Chicken and Turkey, Frozen $4.00/lbs. Discount on larger orders. Lamb cut wrapped and frozen, $5.00/lbs. Enderby 250-838-6684.
ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com
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
Auctions BIG M Auction sale.Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 am. 5765-Falkland Road, Falkland. Saddles and tack. Antiques, collectable’s, tools, gift wear, household goods, already consigned: Platform scales, antique Dulcimer, another juke box Rowe Ami, Foose ball game, large amount of tack, saddles, gift wear and much more. Consignments wanted, no buyers fees. 250-379-2078 or 604850-4238. Visa, M/c, interact.
Building Supplies Discounted Weiser hardware $10 each, 42”x42” skylight $150, boneyard interior doors $20/slab. Visit our showroom at 2001 43rd St.
Firearms DEAL of the week: Savage Model 111, 7mm Rem Mag, Clip, 3-9 Scope, Syn Stock, As new, $499. At The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6
Firewood/Fuel Birch 1/2 cord, round $100, split $115. Fir round $85, split $100. Pine round $70. split $85. Delivered. 250-547-9733 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
LIVESTOCK HAULING Call Paul:
Experienced CDA Required
walkway clear of ice and help us
Please try to keep your driveway and
Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs
Reliable and committed
Dr. Dale Henry is looking for an experienced CDA to replace a long term employee retiring in June. Prostho module an asset.
We still have icy roads and driveways in the spring!
Pets & Livestock
CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS March Madness Granite Sale SAVE $500 for removal of old counters and installation of new granite. GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE. Kitchens starting at $2495. Bathrm vanities starting $199. Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577 QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
Resumes can be dropped off at … 201 - 3306 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon or faxed: 250-545-6872 or email: email@example.com
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION 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
DIRECT APPLIANCE Major Appliance In Home Service
Servicing Winﬁeld, Oyama, Vernon, Lumby, Cherryville, Falkland, Armstrong & Enderby
Inside - Out • • • • •
TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS GENERAL REPAIRS & RENOS CARPENTRY 16 PLUMBING Years Experience
For Free Estimate Call:
CHRIS - 250-540-0025
Kitchens and Baths Holm Renovations Ltd
X Fine Interior Finishing X Custom Woodwork X Basement suites X Design & Colour Advice Call for a free estimate - Over 30 years experience
References • All Work Guaranteed
Call Errol or Roberta 250-545-3321
Renovation Wall & Floor
250-309-1380 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly’s Construction Taping/Drywall/Finishing Textured Ceilings New or Additions
Over 25 years experience. Red Seal Certiﬁed Refrigeration and Appliance Technician “C” BC Safety Authority Gas Licence
Over 25 years experience
Local Westside Rd References
250-317-6260 Kelly Hinger
Mark of Excellence You Belong
• 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
Finishing, Drywalling, Taping, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile Work, Basements & Framing.
Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
Kitchen or Bathroom
CABINETS (Restyling under $1,600)
You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
Foam Insulation Specialists Working to Save You Energy!
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Quality Work Guaranteed
And Handyman Services
Protect Your Property
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
WINDOWS & DOORS
Door & Window
“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
Dave - (250) 309 0206
Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
25 + years Experience
New Construction or Renovations
House Cleaning Available Residential or Commercial
15 YEARS EXPERIENCE Bondable & Dependable
Call 250-542-5130 yahoo
KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
ONE ROOM FREE WITH 5 OTHER ROOMS CALL FOR DETAILS WORK GUARANTEED FREE ESTIMATES
WHITESTONE House & RENOVATING Cleaning •PAINTING Renovations
Manuela Weber (250) 540-9772 email@example.com
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
Add-On Deer Fence Easy to install - e.g. as a DIY project Weather resistant - aluminum, stainless steel Animal friendly - no injuries to wildlife Affordable - no high-post construction
H&G Metal Works
• Bathroom Reno’s • Ceramic Tiles • Finishing/Mouldings • Electrical • Interior/Exterior Painting • Plumbing
Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Residential Snow Removal
Call Don: 250-309-6070
with the effective and virtually invisible
HANDS Renovations & Repairs
• Handyman Since 1989 CALL TOM: 308-8778
DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
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
& TRUCK SERVICE LTD.
- Spring Cleanup - 1 Ton Dump & Bobcat - Backhoe Full Excavating
Call Noel 250-260-6756
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
NEED A PLUMBER? WHY WAIT? Available on short notice! Certiﬁed Journeyman Plumber/Gasﬁtter
FREE ESTIMATES • LOW RATES
“All Your Concrete Needs” Producer of Good Quality Concrete RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Call Kevin 250-308-8268 • Foundations • Concrete Floors • Sidewalks • Retaining Wall • Engineered Wall • Driveway • Suspended Slabs
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ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
Will organize your paperwork & prepare financial statements. A/R, A/P, HST, payroll.
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member â€“ Quality Work
BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE
Specializing in Small Businesses
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD.
s 4RUCK -OUNTED #RANE s "UILDING MATERIALS DELIVERY TRUSS LIFTS ROOlNG ETC s 'ENERAL FREIGHT ,OCAL LONG DISTANCE HAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX
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250-550-7900 Furniture 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
Heavy Duty Machinery FREE Removal of unwanted equipment etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245
Medical Supplies CANâ€™T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991. SHOPRIDER scooters & power chairs, lift chairs, walkers & ramps, new & used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,
Misc. for Sale 7â€™ wood artist easel, new, asking $80. 250-309-8839
Medical Supplies ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful ďŹ nger pricking! Call 888-449-1321.
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Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.
Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 47 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.
SALE NEXT REGULAR SALE MACHINERY SAT., APRIL 2ND
THURS., MARCH 24 9:00AM www.valleyauction.ca or call us at 250-546-9420 903 Hwy. 97A, Armstrong, B.C.
Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan firstname.lastname@example.org â€˘ www.valleyauction.ca
s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 â€˘ 6:00 P.M.
Large Selection of New Furniture Including: 6 Pc Bedroom Suite (Dresser, Mirror, Chest, 2 Night Tables, Bed Frame), Teak Fold Out Bar Cabinet, 6 Solid Wood Chairs, Glass Door Wine Cabinet, Pr Leather Sofa Chairs, End Tables, Sofa Table, Round Occ Tables, Bench Seat, Valet Stand, Pr MicroďŹ ber Chairs, Plus More. Round Dining Table & 4 Chairs, Set of 6 Antique Oak Chairs, Wall Units, Sofa & Love Seat, Hand Knotted 9â€™x12â€™ Persian Rug, Padded Top Bench Box, Folding Sofa, Leather Recliner, Coffee & End Tables, Glass Door Cabinet, Lamps, Framed Pictures & Prints, Antique Oak Rocker, Antique Sofa, 1940â€™s China Cabinet, Book Shelves, Desks & File Cabinets, Guitar, Elec Keyboard, 20â€? Flat Screen TV, Stereoâ€™s, Decorative Carousel, Horse Elec Lift Chair, LG Lower Drawer Freezer/Fridge, GE Spacemaker, Washer, Stacking Washer/Dryer, Gas & Elec Stoves, Signed Hockey Photos, Wittnauer Watch & More. Estate Collection of Sci-Fi & Horror Collectables Including: Books, DVDâ€™s, VHS Tapes, Comics - Doctor Who, Dark Shadows, Famous Fantastic Mysteries & More. Beaver Table Saw, Johnsereds Chain Saw, Gas Weed Eater, Gas Lawnmower, Circ Saw, Paint Sprayer, Platform Scale, Tires, Garden Wagon, Ladder, Hand Tools, Elec Treadmill, Garage Door, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, Binoculars, Video Camera & More.
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WANTED Quality furniture, household
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Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Wanted: One oil furnace in good condition. 250-545-1552
appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. We also buy, sell & pick up.
Call Dodds Auction 250-545-3259 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler. 27â€? Sony Triniton TV with matching stand, $150. Brand new MBT shoes 9 1/2 black leather, $100. 250-545-3767 6 person hot tub, newer top, nice shape, $700 obo. Movingmust sell. 250-542-6342 A FREE telephone service Get your ďŹ rst month free. Bad credit, donâ€™t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BIG HIT 3 D/H bike, RC3 forks, $900. Frigidaire OTR white microwave, $150. 4235/75R15 RT/S Goodyear tires, $30/each. (250)542-5902 DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274. www.phonefactory.ca For sale: Scottish books-1899, English books-1911.obo. 250542-9522. GARAGE DOOR revolution. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space saving and competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-765-2367. Mention â€œCommunityâ€? and receive an automatic 10% off.
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Lincoln Mig welder, operates on 120V current, exc. cond. $350 Firm. 250-309-4024 NEED BUILDING PLANS New home or renovations. Call Okanagan Blue Print. Plan NOW for SPRING building. 250-558-8791
New Graco Nautilus multistage carseat. 40-100lbs, $50. 250-260-8997 Riverside Natural Meats Your one stop for custom slaughter. Provincially inspected, Quality guaranteed. Delivered to your cut shop or farm. No surcharge on Custom Slaughter. Can cut & wrap (250)832-0012 email@example.com SAWMILLS BAND chainsaw Spring Sale. Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDING sale. Specials from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 now $7995. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS priced to clear - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about free delivery! Call for quick sale quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Toto low ďŹ‚ush toilet & tub (5â€™x30â€?x16â€?) off white FREE for pick up. Call 250-545-0840 after 4pm. WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240
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LOOKING TO BUY REAL ESTATE? has more properties for sale in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies combined.* market daily.
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Why not call a agent today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025
Sporting Goods CONSIGNMENT â€œThe Sports Storeâ€? wants your gently used sporting goods to help you make EXTRA cash for the spring. 778-475-5997 or bring them in 4412 27th Street, Vernon LASER Sights, Red Dots, SKSâ€™s from $199, CZ 858â€™s $749, CQ-A1 AR15â€™s $749, Glocks, CZs $699+up. Ammo: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .44, .223. Repairs, reďŹ nishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6
Garage Sales Coldstream: 9405 Shamanski Dr. Sat. Mar. 19, 8-2. MOVING SALE! Multi-Family. Community Sale, 5701 Heritage Dr. 40 units, Sat. Mar 19, 9-2. Please Park on Rd.
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Apt/Condos for Sale WANTED: Have Cash buyers wanting to buy into strata apt preferably in Centennial/Turtle Mtn area, like corner units but will look at all. Please call Trish at RE/MAX 250-558-9598
Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
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250-549-7258 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2bdrm house 55+ over, electric stove, g/f, d/w, up&down fridge, w/d, a/c, small shop.250-838-7223. 3.69 Acres Home and Shop in Vernon home, Detached 1000 sqft Shop with hoist. Great holding property!Reduced to $575,000 Call Wade 250-5506364. 6177 Okanagan Ave Vernonwww.okhomeseller.com #26513l
House for Sale
EAST HILL 26th St. @ 32nd Ave
5 Bedroom (Incls in-law-suite)
$325,000 Call 250-309-2565
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PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!
1400sq.ft Home, 1 acre in Whitevale Lumby, $275,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26568. Call 250-547-9533 4-BDRM, 3 bath, with view, East Hill, 4400 Wellington. Call Susan 250-550-4548
Quick possession 3bdrm, totally renovated, CSA approved home in Lumby family park, FMI or to view 250-547-2188
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Newer Middleton Mtn view home Three bedrooms, two baths on main Separate two bed inlaw suite with private entrance Central air heat pump furnace Extra side yard parking Quick possession Priced below assessment
949 Mt Grady Court
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 Bed Condo,Very Clean, 2 Blocks to downtown, No Pets No Smoking, Elevator, Covered Parking, +50 Adult, All Utilities Included. $825.
250-503-7315 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
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Misc. for Sale
BAILIFF ON-SITE RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION ONLY SAT., MARCH 19 â€˘ 11AM
Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance and Cleanups Fully Licensed & Insured
Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
Maple Ridge Gardens No Stairs to Unit
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
Horizon Apartments 1903 - 31A Street
â– 1 or 2 Bedroom â– Adult 40+ â– N/P â– N/S â– Balcony â– Coin Laundry â– Covered Parking â– Close to Hospital
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - The Morning Star A39
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Discover the Secret!
1604 - 31st St, Vernon
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:
• 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets
Move In Incentives
Westmount Apts 2 Bdrm Apartment Secure Building No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included.
MOVE IN INCENTIVES
250-545-7251 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
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
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
1 bedroom apt. centrally located, close to downtown.
Columbia Apartments Available April 1 st
Large One Bedroom Apartment
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
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 1 bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood ﬂrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail immed. 250260-5870 1bdrm large close to Rec Centre, $550-$700, no dogs. (250)545-8443, 250-307-4948. 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, walking distance to downtown, $650 +util. balcony, laundry facilities in complex, (250)545-1923 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, 2bath condo, nicely ﬁnished, f/s, w/d, a/c, d/w, avail April 1 $900/mon n/s, n/p. 250-503-6002.
2 bdrm,free rent until April 1st, 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. 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. DELUXE Spacious 2bdrm, MUST BE SEEN! $950/mo. 250-542-5659. East Hill 2bdrm, 1bath, f/s, on site laundry, ns, np, $850 incl/ util. avail. Apr.1. 250-308-9402 FALKLAND, 1 & 2 bdrm apartments. available. $700 & $850 Also small retail space for rent $350, D.D. required. No dogs. 250-379-2848 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org For rent at Three Links Lodge, Armstrong. 55+ only, 2 suites1bdrm suite couples only, and 1 bachelor suite. Doreen 250546-0257 or Nancy 250-5468158 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 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
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
Homes for Rent
SILVER STAR (20 mins to Vernon) Cozy Condo 2 bdrm, luxurious, decorated. NS/NP. Apr 5 - Dec 1. $950 internet utils inclusive. 416-702-1298, 416-635-1298. www.salbsilverstar.com Spacious 2bdrm condo, 5-appl. + a/c, centrally located, no stairs, ns, np, avail. immed. $950. 250-308-9402 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. 3 suites to choose from: $1050 & $1100/month. Please call Melissa at 250549-4800 and ask about new move in incentives. email@example.com
East Hill 2bdrm, full bmsn’t, f/s, w/d, ns, np, $850 + util. 250-542-2744 Newly renovated 2bdrm 1bath 1/2 duplex, avail. immed. F/S, W/D, $$925/mo. not incl. util. Ns, NP,c/air, 4220-C Bella Vista Rd. Craig 250-503-8993
Apartment Furnished 2bdrm, Silver Star chalet, fully furnished & equipped, updated, April 1st-Oct 31. $890 incl all util. firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial/ Industrial 2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 Commercial/Retail space in busy Spallumcheen Industrial Park, 600-1100sq.ft avail. immed. 250-549-0141 FREE RENT! 2 months free w/signing of 3yr rental lease. UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 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
Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BEDROOM 3608 - 25th Avenue, Vernon $825/month + utilities W/D, Fridge & Stove Included No Pets • No Smoking Available February 1st Separate Entrance • Private Yard
2 BEDROOM ½ DUPLEX Close to Downtown Recently updated $1095/m + Utilities
½ DUPLEX FOR RENT Great area, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, $915 plus 2/3 utility, N/S, N/P, references
250-550-0234 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, 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, 2bath, carport, 20th St., $1150/mo. +util & DD. Call 250-542-9591 Cozy 2bdrm $950/mo incl/util. quiet area, hospital, College area. avail. imm.250-308-2264
Apt/Condo for Rent
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Apartments * Duplexes * Suites * 2 bdrm 1 bath furnished Adv. Bay condo $825+util 26-8800 Adv. Bay Rd Avail now
Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.
1 bdrm 1 bath downtown apartment $585+util 3504 32nd Str Includes FR ST Avail now
To view call
CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: email@example.com See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List
1 bdrm 1 bath rural suite Pets considered $750 Incl util 6980 PV Rd Incl Fr St Wa Dr avail Mar 2 bdrm 1 bath rural daylight suite $895+util 7318 PV Road. Appliances incl. Avail Now
at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
Housesitting Responsible housesitter avail for short-term or long-term. Call Dusty at 250-307-5902.
Mobile Homes & Pads IN Lumby, 2-bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, n/p, $750/mo avail. immed. (250)503-7044
Homes for Rent
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. DOWNTOWN Bach apt. above Greek restaurant, neat & clean. Available Immed. $550/mo. incl. util. Sorry, NS, NP. GREAT LOCATION 2 bdrm condo on creek by Kal Fitness. Very nicely appointed with gas ﬁreplace, FS, D/W, laundry HU. Available April 1. $900/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.
250-542-5580 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2bdrm, clean, 3007 39 Ave. profess. person, RR, NS, $950/mo+. 2bdrm, Browne Rd. quiet w/creek, profess. person, RR, NS, $950+. 250-275-1690 2bdrm East Hill Character Hm. 4-appl., fenced yard, pets ok, $1050 +util. 250-542-2995 2bdrm farm house, large yard, no smokers, Grandview Flats, $1200/mo. 250-546-6811 2bdrm home, in Grindrod, lrg yard, shed, $850pm $425 D.D. Pay own utilities., Phone after 5pm 250-540-3455 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3 BDRM MAIN, 1 bath, hardwood area. $1050+util. Call Kerri 250-549-1895. 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 250-869-9788
250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite in complex. Shared washrooms, all utilities including cable TV. $550 • 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. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 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 townhouse in Arbor Lee, Alexis Park. F&S, W&D, nice layout, good condition. $950 4 bdrm, 2 bath, does not incl util or appl, n/s, n/p, $1100 pm. 250-546-3723 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4bdrm + den, 2.5 acres w/lake & golf course view in prestigious Stepping Stone estates. 1 in law ste. $2000/mo. Avail April 1. (250)307-5888, 250545-8989 (JJ) 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, April 1-Oct 31. $1490 includes all utilities. email@example.com 5BDRM, 1.5bath, 5-appls, Avail. Apr. 1, Large Yard, $1200/mo. +util. 604-741-4196 ARMSTRONG 3 Bdr + den, 2 bath, 7 appls, , parking for 3, close to schools, n/s n/p $1400+ Optional rent to own.1-250-804-0540 COZY OK Landing log home 2bdrm, 2bath, N/S, N/P. $1275/mo. (250)503-2227 CUTE 2 BDRM home on 43rd Ave. Pets OK, N/S, lots of prkg big yard. $1000/mo + utils. Avail immed. 250-938-0869. Lower Easthill 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, spacious, deck, clean, NP NS, $1100. Avail April 1. (250)503-7523 Nice neighbourhood. 5 appl. n/ s n/p. DD and Util extra. References required. 250-541-1030 Winﬁeld, lakeview, level entry, 3bdrm, main ﬂoor, 1550sq.ft, 2 baths, 5 appl,n/s $1450 +60% util. dbl garage.250-542-4720.
Classiﬁeds Work! Ofﬁce/Retail
OFFICE SPACE On one of Vernon’s busiest streets. High visibility, terriﬁc exposure. New, with all services installed. Ready to move in. Low maintenance, excellent street parking. Approx. 580 sq. ft. All oﬃce furniture available.
$1,000 + triple net. (250) 260-4273
April-Dec. Silver Star house with 2 suites, 1-800-894-0554 www.silverstarskichalet.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Suites, Lower 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 1-bdrm, bsmt suite, $700, incl util, n/s, n/p, n/parties. 250-306-3562 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 + den,bright, Armstrong great neighbourhood, sep/entry, incl. laundry & util. avail. Apr. 1. $750. 250-938-4840 1bdrm + den, East Hill, laundry, util incl., n/s, n/p, $700 pm. Avail immed. 250-5454712 250-309-0675. 1bdrm, East Hill, 1 person, util & cable, patio, n/s, n/p. $650. April 1st. Also Shared room $450 incl util.250-542-7806. 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $825 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1 BDRM, level entry suite. Lrg bdrm. Shared laundry. No parties, N/S, N/P. $700. + DD. Includes utils & internet. Call: 250-540-6413 after 5:30pm. 1bdrm lrg bsmnt ste in Lavington. Utils & satellite incl. Suites single or couple. $660/mo. Avail April 1. 250-549-0510 1-BDRM Lwr, Armstrong, Prvt entr, Kitch w Fridge & Stove, Full bath, NS/NP, avail immed $650 incl util 250-503-4535 1bdrm,Middleton Mt. sep ent., laundry, 5 appl., n/s, n/p, R/R. $850 incl util.,250-549-0264. 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $750 util & cable incl 250-309-6340
Suites, Lower 1 bdrm, sep ent, shared W/D, util/cable inc. N/S N/P. $700 +DD , Ref’s 250-546-3327 1bdrm ste in new subdivision. $650/mo utils incl. Avail immed. 250-260-3730 2 BDRM, 1200 sq. ft. daylight suite w/lakeview, priv. ent, 5 appl. storage, util + net inc. N/S, sm. pet neg. OK Lndg. $950 250-260-8976 2bdrm bright, spacious, sep. entry & laundry, ns, np, util, wireless internet, cable incl prkg. $925/mo. 250-542-0023 2bdrm bsmn’t suite, nice, clean, avail. now, 250-5452221, 250-503-6034 2bdrm, clean, close to all amenities, np, ns, laundry h/u, Apr.1. $850. 250-558-4623 2bdrm, close to town, your own carport, laundry/yard, ns, np, $750 util/incl.250-542-6517 2bdrm East Hill $760 & 2bdrm Middleton $700. avail. now 250-545-4665 2bdrm East Hill daylight level entry, ns, np, w/d, f/s, 1 car garage, avail. April 1. $850 incl/util. 250-542-8831 2bdrm nice bright & clean newly reno’d basement suite in East Hill. Brand new appliances, washer & dryer. $850/mo + hydro. 250-542-0995 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. immed. 250-546-8260 ARMSTRONG 1bdrm suite newly reno’d, $625 incl. basic util. + shared laundry. Suits quiet single, N/P N/S, Ref’s. (250)546-9919 Armstrong/Tolko Mill area, 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, util/incl. suits quiet ns, single/ proffes. $750/mo. 250-546-8709 Brand new 1bdrm suite, East Hill, bright & clean, separate laundry, ns, np, avail. now, $700 util/incl. 250-938-9641 Bright ground level 2bdrm, 1 bath suite, 1100sqft. Middleton Mtn, f/s, w/d, h/u, n/p, n/s, $950/month, avail Apr 1, phone 250-306-2734 Bright spacious 1bdrm +den, 1bath, shared laundry, level entry, recently reno’d, bus stop front of house, f/s, m/w, avail immed. $675 incl/util. suits single female. 250-309-3178
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ENDERBY- 1bdrm ste, lrg bdrm could double as ofﬁce/computer rm. Sunshine bsmnt w/lots of windows & good view. Everything incl. W/d, sat tv, sec system. Suits single/couple. N/P, N/S. Refs Req. DD. Avail April 1. $850/mo. (250)838-0388 FOOTHILLSBrand new 1bdrm grnd level. ns, np, f/s, w/d, ref’s $850 util incl. April 1. 250-549-2626, 250-542-5533
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1997 CHRYSLER CONCORD 4dr, V/6, Auto, Leather, Loaded, Good Cond., 183,000 kms, stk#3484.......... $2,650 2dr., Hatch, 4cyl., Auto, Good Student Car, “Purple”, CD, stk#3489........... $2,795
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2006 FOCUS WAGON 4 cyl., Auto, Air, Very Good Condition, 152,000 kms. stk# 3490.............................. $7,695
1996 SUBARU OUTBACK 4x4 Wagon, 4 cyl., Auto, Air, Drives Good, Needs TLC stk# 3492.............................. $1,299
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1bdrm, lakeshore, gorgeous top ﬂoor, 1200sq.ft. 5 appl. balcony, $939/mo.+ 1/3 util n/p,n/s. 250-558-5045
One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, trailer package installed, winter and all-season tires included. Meticulously maintained. Located in Nelson B.C. Call 250-825-3458 for more information
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1bdrm, lady oriented, all util., cable, laundry, priv/entry, deck, prkg, view, ns, np, $750. 250-542-1427, 250-503-0871
2002 Ford Focus, 4dr, auto, runs great, 170,000k, no rust, $3,000. obo. 780-978-9133. 2004 Toyota Matrix XR, 4wd loaded, priced well below Black Book. Asking $6200. 250-542-7381 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L
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/s,n/p. $1200 incl.,util. Avail March 15. 250-558-4941.
2bdrm, quiet adult bldg, close to downtown, N/S, N/P, $700. 250-558-0305
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2003 Kawasaki Z1000 met black, new rubber, lots of extras $4700 obo. 250-308-6124 2004 Yamaha, TTR90, excellent kids bike, 3spd, auto, w/ electric start, low hrs, excellent cond. $1300. 250-549-1489. 2006 Harley Davidson, softtail deluxe, all options, $14,400. one owner, 250-938-3358 Does your Yamaha dirtbike need tune up or max performance? Any size/year, good hourly rates. 250-308-0448
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1990 Nissan Stanza, runs well, needs little work. Will let go for $1200. 250-503-6002. 1992 Acura NSX, red, loaded, mint, too many extra, $37,000 obo. 250-308-6124
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The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have any shortage of exhibitors for its upcoming trade show April 30. The fourth annual Live Life Well trade show is almost ready to roll in the Hassen Arena on the grounds of the Interior Provincial Exhibition. “There are many businesses operating in Armstrong and Spallumcheen who don’t often have an opportunity to showcase their products or services in a venue such as this. We are pleased with the response and know there are other businesses who still want to participate,” said chamber president Sandra Starke. “Feb. 17 was the early bird deadline for our members, and registration is now open to everyone.” The show will showcase a mix of exhibitors, including businesses and service clubs – and the show is free to the public. Demonstrations from vendors will be ongoing, as well as plenty of educational opportunities. “The trade show offers more than just walking around the arena. There are door prizes, interesting demonstrations and the wonderful hospitality we are known for,” said Starke. “
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4.8L automatic transmission,Cheyenne eyenne yenne Edition, Edition steering steer st teerin eriing ng wheel controls, controls leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, front rear floor mats, A/C, HD trailer package, power windows, power locks, keyless entry
4.8L, Nevada Edition, P/W, P/L, L tilt tilt, cruise, i llocking kii rear diff differential, ti l OnStar, Bluetooth, CD with MP3 player, chrome package including 6" oval steps, HD trailering
Regular cab, V6 automatic transmission, i i locking l ki rear differential, diff ti l PCX package, power door locks, remote keyless entry, premium sound system, audio input jack, OnStar equipped, air conditioning
* Rebates to dealer plus dealer doc fees of $499. ** At General Bank on approved credit.
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