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Airport concerns take flight RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A businessman fears he could be grounded by changes at the Vernon Airport. Bret Chalmers, with Okanagan Skydive, says the city’s plans to develop housing and hangars could force him to lose his space at the facility. “Allow us the opportunity to grow our business in our current area,” he said. While the city has proposed moving him to the other side of Tronson Road, Chalmers insists that area is not ideal because its shape could lead to new skydivers overshooting their target. A total of 3,828 skydives took place at the airport in 2010, with just 10.9 per cent of the participants coming from Vernon. About 33.4 per cent of the skydivers are from Kelowna, with 20.3 per cent from elsewhere in B.C., 22.6 per cent from Alberta and

omy. To continue to operate, Chalmers says he requires a firm lease for a landing area, a classroom location, services, easy access to the airport and taxiways, parking for two Cessna 182 planes and customer parking. Chalmers’ concerns are being reviewed by city staff. “We don’t want to lose Okanagan Skydive. We want to PHOTO SUBMITTED work with them,” said Mayor Okanagan Skydive attracts visitors from across B.C. and Canada. It is cur- Wayne Lippert. A city-owned corporation has rently seeking a long-term lease with the City of Vernon. proposed developing nine hanThe company has six full-time gars with a residential component the remainder from other destinaemployees and four part-time staff, geared towards the hangars’ owntions. Chalmers believes his business and besides rent to use the air- ers. directly benefits the tourism sec- port, Chalmers says other money But Coun. Bob Spiers says is pumped into city coffers. tor. those development plans appear to “We are by far the biggest buyer be stalled and Okanagan Skydive’s “A lot of people are building their summer holidays around of aviation fuel,” he said of the needs must be considered. skydives and they enjoy what $40,000 annual expenditure. “Hopefully something can be Chalmers estimates that his worked out that will accommoVernon has to offer,” he said. “No one in Vernon can offer such an company has a direct impact of date his business continuing at the extraordinary experience.” $300,000 a year on the local econ- airport,” he said.

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Greens crying democratic foul RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The Green Party is demanding a voice. The national broadcasters will not allow Green leader Elizabeth May to participate in the televised leaders’ debates as part of the May 2 federal election. “It’s abominable that a few corporations have such control over democratic expression,� said Greig Crockett, OkanaganShuswap Green candidate. “This is a totally undemocratic decision by the corporate elite.� The broadcasters made the same decision during the 2008 election, but that was overturned after significant outcry from across the country. Crockett suggests a similar controversy could erupt this time.

“This is a totally undemocratic decision by the corporate elite.� — Greig Crockett “I am sure Canadians will defend the democratic process and their right to hear from Elizabeth,� he said. The broadcasters have stated May is not eligible to participate because her party does not have a seat in Parliament. Crockett believes that is irrelevant. “The Green Party is recognized by Elections Canada as a legitimate political party,� he said. He also points out that Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe takes part in the tele-

vised debates but that party only has seats in just one province. “The Greens are represented across the country and the Greens are the only party that increased its vote count during the last election,� said Crockett. The Green Party may pursue legal action in an attempt to get May added to the leaders’ debates. Support for May comes from Nikki Inouye, the NDP’s Okanagan-Shuswap candidate. “My personal opinion is

they should include her,� said Inouye. “The people must see democracy in action. By excluding Ms. May a valued voice is being denied the chance to be heard by the people.� However, Liberal candidate Janna Francis does not believe May should be part of the leaders’ debate. “The issues the Green Party bring to the forefront are important but she did not win a seat in the last election,� said Francis. “They can trust the Liberals and the Liberals will deal with them (issues). She doesn’t physically have to be there.� Conservative candidate Colin Mayes is not wading into the debate. “I’m leaving that to the folks who run the national campaign and those participating like the prime minister,� he said.

One person arrested as part of an Okanagan crackdown on grow operations in 2008 is going to jail for more than two years. Quoc Nam Lam was sentenced in Vernon Supreme Court this week to two years less a day in jail after pleading guilty to production of a controlled substance, and was given an additional six-month sentence to be served consecutively for a Criminal Code charge of unlawful storage of a firearm by Judge Geoffrey Barrow. Four other counts against Lam were stayed by Crown counsel. Lam had spent one month and one week in pretrial custody while awaiting his bail to be fixed. Lam’s lawyer asked to have credit for time served, which the Crown opposed. He was not given credit for time served. Lam, his sister, Thi Dung Lam, and Qui Tanh Vo, who was in a relationship with Thi Lam, were arrested in May 2008 after police officers from Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Falkland, Kelowna and Kamloops executed warrants at properties near the communities of Enderby, Armstrong and, in this case, the 5300 block of Highway 97 in Falkland. The searches, part of a special RCMP investigation that focused on one North Okanagan criminal organization producing and distributing marijuana, resulted in the arrest of a total of five people and the seizure of more than 3,5000 marijuana plants and associated marijuana production equipment. Barrow also ordered Quoc Lam to forfeit money and equipment seized from the case, as well as a weapon for disposal. He was given a lifetime firearms prohibition and also ordered to provide a DNA sample. Thi Lam and Vo each pleaded guilty to one count of production of a controlled substance. Each were given 18-month conditional sentences, house arrest and curfews. Both were ordered to forfeit money and grow equipment seized from the case, and Vo was ordered to forfeit his interest of the Falkland property. Both were given 10-year firearm prohibitions and were also ordered to provide a DNA sample.

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A chill has been placed on tuition at Okanagan College. OC board members have decided to freeze course fees that are more than 10 per cent above the average for similar programs at other institutions. “It’s welcome news for us,” said Eric Reist, general manager of the Kalamalka Campus Students Association. In fact, the association had recommended that the college take that course of action when developing its 2011/12 budget. “Some program areas are substantially higher (than other institutions) so we need to bring them in line,” said Reist. “They have tackled financial constraints in a prudent fashion.” Tuition will remain steady for about 70 per cent of OC students. Programs where tuition will remain the same include the associate of arts degree program (about $3,078 annually), the associate of science degree program (about $3,298 annually), the bachelor of business administration (about $3,880 annually) and the aircraft maintenance engineer M-license program (about $7,334). For courses not impacted by the freeze, tuition will be linked to the cost of living. “The provincial policy is two per cent for inflation,” said Allan Coyle, OC’s public affairs director. “It’s now $3,300 for the therapist assistant program and it will go up $66 for a year. The apprentice carpentry program is currently $563 for six weeks and it will go up $11.” Even with the board’s actions, Coyle admits that paying tuition can be a challenge for students.

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Ranch moves ahead with RV plans RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

An historic site isn’t giving up on a potentially new revenue source. O’Keefe Ranch has developed a revised plan for an RV park to address concerns from the Agricultural Land Commission, which has previously opposed the concept. “The completed RV park will have 100 sites and be fully serviced with water, sewer, WiFi and a washroom and laundry room,” said Larry Bell, ranch president, in a letter to Vernon council, which owns the ranch. “The park is on a much smaller footprint

“The goal is to have another source of cash flow.” — Mary-Jo O’Keefe and is located partially on the heritage footprint. We will be in touch with the ALC shortly.” In 2008, the ALC denied an application for a 50-lot RV park on eight hectares, saying the proposed site — a hay field — is good farm land. The ALC had suggested that an RV park be built closer to the

existing buildings at the ranch. Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe, who represents the city at the ranch board, is hopeful the current plan will proceed. “The ranch has tried several times for a campground and has addressed the concerns,” she said. “The goal is to have another source of cash

flow for revenue.” Ten unserviced RV sites will be opened this season as a pilot program. In other news, the ranch will have the financial resources to get ready for a new season of visitors. Vernon council has given half of its $150,000 2011 operating grant early to the historic site. “They need that money to get ready for the season to start,” said Coun. Jack Gilroy, adding that the period leading up to the official opening can be extremely hectic. “They have employees to hire and pay and they need to get various

things set up.” Coun. Patrick Nicol insists that providing half of the grant now ensures the operation can move ahead for the season.

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t may be April Fool’s Day, but the subject I’m about to impress upon is (pardon the pun) no laughing matter. I’m talking about business – both on the company and consumer side of things. Gone are the days where doing business is simply an exchange of money for a service or product. A struggling economy is putting a strain on businesses, while consumers Jennifer Smith are pulling back their purse strings. Therefore business transactions are evolving with the times. The situation is getting better, but the past few years have left a mark on the business world and changed the way consumers think. While the primary goal of providing/obtaining a service still remains, there is a lot more being taken into consideration for both the consumer and business. Faced with rising costs, many businesses are forced to pass a price increase onto their customers (did you hear that the cost of chocolate is going up 10 per cent as Hershey offsets its rising costs? And how convenient, just in time for Easter). Meanwhile on the consumer side, people are taking more caution before spending their dollars due to their own cutbacks. Purchasers are taking the time to check nutritional labels and ingredients on products. They’re searching out locally made goods in an effort to support neighbouring businesses (and the local economy). They’re doing more research, not just in terms of prices, but in terms of quality. But perhaps the biggest factor when it comes to a purchaser’s decision is customer service. Everyone has a mental list of star businesses who they reward with repeat service thanks to exceptional service. But we also remember all

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those who have treated us unfairly, been hasty or harsh. I hate to be the one to say it, but it seems like the economic downturn has forced a lot of bitterness onto the business/consumer relationship. Not all, of course, but some businesses are taking their cuts out on customers while some customers are taking their frustrations out on businesses. We all understand that everyone is struggling, but isn’t it easier to attract flies with honey than with vinegar? Obviously no one is perfect, we all have bad days where perhaps we take our personal stresses out on someone else. My job is no different. In the fast-paced world of a newspaper there’s a revolving door of news stories and photos that I deal with. Sometimes the workload gets to me and I am wrongfully short with someone. Or in my haste to get everything done I miss something or make a mistake. Sometimes it’s hard to admit that you’re wrong, but I’ve learned that a sincere apology sure does help. That being said, customers aren’t perfect either. We tend to make knee-jerk reactions when we don’t get what we want. Obviously customers have a right to demand quality service at a reasonable price, but there is a right and wrong way to go about it. It’s also important to recognize when a business goes above and beyond. A quick call to say thank you, a short note showing your gratitude, any sort of compliment goes a long way. I know that whenever someone has complimented my work or something nice I’ve done it’s the highlight of my week. It also prompts me to pay it forward and pass on a compliment to someone else. What gets rewarded, gets repeated. My mother always said, ‘what goes around comes around,’ and the same is true in the world of business.

Picture this: a Canadian citizen wants to have his/her say by voting. But the powers that be decide that since the individual hasn’t participated in the democratic process before, their vote will not be counted. Seems unfair, doesn’t it? Regardless of race, creed, colour or any personal opinion, everyone has the right to a fair and democratic process. While the above scenario is obviously for demonstration only, it mirrors the bullyingtype antics that are going on in the upcoming federal election. Green Party candidate Elizabeth May has been denied a voice in the televised leaders’ debate May 2. The national broadcasters have stated May isn’t eligible to participate because her party doesn’t have a seat in Parliament. Seems like a very undemocratic decision. As a news provider, we know that fairness is key to getting the whole story out. Election coverage is no different. If there are five candidates running in an election, every one of them deserves a voice. You can’t just cover three or four of them and ignore the rest. There have been cases locally where upwards of 30 candidates have run in municipal elections. And we’ve ensured that every single one of them was given the chance to state their platform in the local newspaper. Sure it’s a lot of extra work and space tied up, but it would be irresponsible to do otherwise. Thousands, if not millions, tune into the televised debate to get a sense of what each leadership candidate has to offer. Kicking May to the sidelines would be a disservice to democracy.


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n behalf of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch, I must respond to a recent article and editorial about funding for the ranch. Our North Okanagan history includes one of the first cattle drives in the Pacific Northwest, from Oregon to B.C., as well as the first cattle that went to Alberta came from the North Okanagan. The Historic O’Keefe Ranch preserves a very rich history of which we are all proud. The City of Vernon received the ranch as a gift in the 1970s. Its operation is managed by the O’Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society, and is run by a very small paid staff and an abundance of volunteers. For years, funding available for maintenance and capital has always fallen short. Capital funding is for major repairs to the buildings and such items as connection to the regional water system. In the last few years, the society has raised a significant amount of capital money from the private sector and other governments. Of the $660,000 spent on capital projects in the last 10 years, approximately 20 per cent came from the city, 40 per cent from B.C. Tourism and the balance of 40 per cent from other sources. Under the terms of the Devonian Foundation’s transfer of the ranch to the city, the city was tasked with the operaELEMENTARY MATH Some people in the community have been suggesting that somehow a prison would be beneficial for the children and schools in Lumby. People have written in to the paper with the threat that if we don't accept a prison we will lose our remaining schools. This is absurd both in practice and in theory. In B.C., there is no evidence to support that a prison in a small town increases enrolment. The research I have done proves the opposite. A quote from the Agassiz/ Kent Elementary web page stated that, "despite rising population, enrolment continues to decline." Agassiz and Kent are two small communities in B.C., with a combined population of 5,200, whose largest employer is the prison system. Why have we been wasting our time reading all of these comparisons with large urban centres like Kamloops or remote Alberta towns when the best comparisons are other small towns right here in B.C. like Agassiz, Kent, Matsqui and Mission? An article in the Feb. 16 edition of the Mission City Record starts, "Parents made last-minute appeals

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tion and maintenance of the ranch in perpetuity. The operating deficit has always been the responsibility of the City of Vernon, and has been supplemented with support from other local governments. Our request for operating funds from the City of Vernon this year was for $184,500. The ranch’s operating budget for the year is $500,000, and the balance of this is raised from other sources. With the contraction of our traditional markets (bus and international tours), we have shifted our marketing to more special events focused on our community, and we are extremely pleased with the community’s response. Your support has been superb.

Tuesday night to try to convince district officials to keep two rural elementary schools open." It doesn't appear a prison benefited Mission's rural schools. Additionally, in recent years, Mission has boasted the shared title with Abbotsford as the per-capita murder capital of Canada. The Kent institution was recently locked down for a full week (Agassiz Observer, Jan 17, 2011) to do a comprehensive drug search, as incidences of drug use and the associated gang violence are out of control. The Agassiz/Kent district has 17 kids in kindergarten this year. Lumby has 38. Extrapolate Aggasiz/Kent's kindergarten numbers over a five-year period and you have 85 potential students. According to the numbers from Interior Health, the Lumby district has produced 284 babies over that same time frame, including 71 in 2010. All of these babies with less than a third of Agassiz/Kent's population. As an educator and mother, I would prefer to live in a community where kids are the priority, not a prison. If we continue to maintain our current reproductive rate and

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keep Lumby safe, the elementary school enrolment will be increasing. If Lumby becomes Canada's smallest prison town and follows previously established trends in small B.C. prison towns, we can expect a student decline and potentially closures in future years. Christine Lavallee STIRRING THE POT I have been a resident of Lumby for the past five years. Having lived in Coldstream for the previous 64 years, I know some things political will seem as they are not. There are a select number of nay-sayers that are extremely vocal, intimidating and drawing much attention in the press regarding their not wanting the correctional facility to be here in the village. I read Richard Rolke's diatribe on how the poor people of Lumby are having their rights not heard. I was annoyed at his license to speak on behalf of myself and many other folks in Lumby who are in favour of a correctional facility being built here. To read Richard's account was misleading. I believe Richard Rolke is stirring up the pot that is not in his kitchen.

O’Keefe Ranch contributes a large amount to the regional tourism industry by keeping visitors in the North Okanagan for more than half a day. This impacts hotels, restaurants and gas stations. An economic impact study done in the late 1990s indicated that the ranch generates an economic benefit to the area of approximately $1.5 million annually. We continue to look for opportunities to be more efficient and to develop other sources of income. We will complete the bridge across the creek to provide access for RV parking this summer as one of our initiatives. The bridge and the construction of the initial RV sites are capital items and are paid for by private donations, volunteer labour and the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. We are also extremely pleased that we were able to obtain funding to connect to the regional water system, providing adequate fire protection to our heritage buildings. This again involved private donations well in excess of $150,000. We are grateful to all of our customers, visitors, local and provincial governments, volunteers and donors for your ongoing support. Larry Bell, president O’Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society

Many of our citizens in Lumby have written letters of support to our mayor and councillors to investigate what this correctional facility would mean to our village. The mayor has told us more than once that he and his council are looking for ways to reduce residential taxes to help with a very necessary objective of having some funds to look after an arena that is not going to last another 10 years. Our water and sewage must be attended to. This is infrastructure and is not frivolous spending. Many of us folks in the village are not arguing or being drawn into the vocal 200 or so that make the news. There are another 1,600 people who have not joined this negative energy and if we wait for the vote, those outside looking in, may be surprised just how much support such a facility will generate. We are perfectly capable of knowing what is good or bad for Lumby. On behalf of those residents of the Village of Lumby who at least want to see something help our tax base, and enable our council to plan for our future, you have given

enough paper to the noisy, negative nay-sayers. Marjene Postill

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Transit expansion possible for Vernon RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Buses could ultimately run into more Vernon neighbourhoods. City council has given the green light to a service review, which will look at transit needs up to 2016. “It’s an opportunity to improve the service so more people are able to use it,� said Coun. Buffy Baumbrough. One of the goals of the review, which will be completed by September, is to look at routes and determine if changes are required, particularly in current neighbourhoods or new areas that may develop. “We have the Hesperia lands. We have Anderson Way. We have the new library and we have Kal Tire (new head office),� said Amanda Watson, transportation technician, of possible routes that could be considered. “I’ve received requests for service at Paddlewheel Park, the Foothills and even from residents of Lake Country so they can come to work in Vernon.� It’s been suggested in the past that smaller, 20-seat buses go into some areas like Bella Vista, the Foothills and East Hill and then feed passengers for larger buses on main routes. Coun. Shawn Lee wants that concept investigated again. “That would make things more efficient economically,� he said. “We could also look at some roads where we can’t put larger buses on them because of their size. This may increase

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“We are very proud of our long service.” — Linda Yule Way supports 28 not-forprofits in our region. In the past 10 years $2,227,749 has been raised through employee payroll deduction programs and corporate and individual donors giving generously to United Way. “This is a wonderful community full of kind and generous people,” said Linda Yule, executive director of United Way “Without the generosity of our donors we would not be able

Car strikes scooter A Vernon woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian after her car struck a man on a scooter in a Vernon crosswalk Tuesday afternoon. The woman, 68, was westbound on 48th Avenue when she turned left onto 20th Street. That’s when she hit the man on the scooter, who was crossing on a greenlight advance and was in the crosswalk. The driver said she didn’t see the man on the medical scooter in the crosswalk. The man, 64, was knocked off the scooter. He was checked out at the scene by emergency services personnel and was taken to Vernon Jubilee

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clerks and other support staff. Samiran Lakshman, president of the B.C Crown Counsel Association, calls the situation a “deliberate” and “systematic” stripping of the critical resources the justice system needs to function – a policy that increasingly exacts a human toll. Prosecutors worry not just that abused women will go back to violent partners, but also that memories of sexually abused children will fade, their testimony will be less persuasive, and offenders will go free. Families are also waiting longer for the courts to decide matters such as which parent will have custody of the children, finalizing divorces and setting child support payments. “It’s heartbreaking for the parents of children in foster care,” said Kamloops family lawyer Brenda Muliner. She represents a couple in Nelson fighting to regain custody of their children who were apprehended by child protection workers in 2007. It took a year and a half to get a date for trial to decide permanent custody – September 2011 – by which time the kids will have been in government custody for four years.

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Families and children also fall victim to court delays Continued from A12 “It’s staggering,” Muliner said. “And it’s going to get worse.” Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, is also concerned. “These delays are really tarnishing the reputation of our justice system for British Columbia’s families,” she said. Child protection workers from the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development can knock on a door and remove children from a home based on evidence that is often disputed. That power exists, TurpelLafond said, on the understanding parents have a speedy right to challenge the removal, with the courts either upholding it and issuing a temporary custody order or else returning wrongfully apprehended children. Child protection applications are supposed to be heard within three months. But Turpel-Lafond said the average wait in B.C. is more than four months and she’s aware of waits of eight months and longer at courts in Surrey, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Prince George and parts of Vancouver Island. New hearings in those areas

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Tired of waiting for justice through the courts, victims of abuse often give up and return to their spouses. are being scheduled in 2012 – and those are in best-case scenarios where parents quickly obtain legal aid, another major trouble spot. “We’re dealing with a system that makes a mockery of that timeline,” Turpel-Lafond said.

“Childhood is short. It’s 988 weeks. If you spend 50 weeks waiting for a hearing because you can’t get a court date, that is just completely unacceptable.” Families sometimes give up and move on, she said, and the child falls permanently into the

custody of government. In custody battles between parents, Turpel-Lafond said, delays mean child view reports – which guide the court on how much time kids want to spend with each parent – are often a year out of date when the hearing gets to court, by which time children’s wishes may have changed. The need for speed may be just as important when youths are charged with crimes. Consequences of actions simply aren’t as meaningful for young people if it takes a year or longer to get to trial, she said, calling the youth criminal justice system “remarkably backlogged.” The victims of youth crime are often other young people, who also end up waiting longer for closure. Provincial court judges have recently signalled family court delays have grown unacceptable and have directed a shifting of court time, which could come at the cost of criminal matters. In other words, even more delays. sss Even animals are paying the price for congestion in the courts. Family and friends of 12-year-

old cancer survivor Max Rose were outraged last month when the man who allegedly shot and killed the boy’s Jack Russell terrier puppy Seymour walked away unpunished. The case was thrown out of Campbell River court when the judge ruled the 19-month delay before the case went to trial unreasonably violated the rights of the accused. “It’s pretty upsetting,” father Nick Rose said. “We’re getting a first-hand look at our legal system and it’s pretty pathetic.” Animal cruelty investigators seize abused pets and charge owners in cases of maltreatment. If convicted, the law allows a potential lifetime ban on animal ownership. But officers are often unable to stop those accused of cruelty from acquiring more animals or abusing others in their care while a case grinds through the system toward an eventual trial. “The time in between you’re concerned about other animals that may be in their custody,” said Marcie Moriarty, the B.C. SPCA’s manager of cruelty investigations. “These delays can literally be life and death for animals.”

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Waiting for justice JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Matthew Heenan was crossing a downtown Kelowna street with friends after leaving a nightclub Nov. 22, 2009 when he was mowed down by an alleged drunk driver. The 23-year-old Coldstream resident was pronounced dead just over an hour later. The driver was charged with impaired driving causing death last August. Matthew’s parents, Mike and Jo Heenan, have now been told a preliminary inquiry won’t happen until March 2012. They’re frantic the case against their son’s accused killer will be thrown out on grounds of the unreasonable delay getting to trial. Even if the trial proceeds by fall of 2012, that will be more than two years since charges were laid – deep in the danger zone where judges are compelled to agree the delay has violated the rights of the accused. “We are desperate,� said Mike Heenan. They have appealed directly to B.C.’s Attorney General to proceed by direct indictment, eliminating the need for a preliminary inquiry – an unusual step that would normally have to be initiated by Crown prosecutors. So far, the accused 49-year-old West Kelowna man has spent one day in jail and had a 90-day driving suspension. “Our dead son is relegated to a number in the system,� Heenan said, adding Matthew worked at Kal Tire and was about to retrain as

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Some of B.C.’s top skiers and snowboarders treated fans to a freestyle spectacle at the sixth annual Showdown Throwdown Hoedown last weekend at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Despite snowy, foggy, low-light conditions, hundreds of spectators gathered to watch athletes show their stuff at the popular slopestyle competition. Vernon’s Beau Pearson, a member of the B.C. freestyle team, collected gold in the Open men’s snowboard category, adding to the amateur title he pocketed at last year’s event. The win capped a stellar season for Pearson, who finished first on the provincial slopestyle circuit. Taking second and third were Derek Pankoff, and Vernon’s Rhett Haubrich. Haubrich and Pearson plan to compete with the Whistler-based B.C. slopestyle team next season with the hopes of gaining a spot on the national squad. With its surge in popularity, slopestyle is being considered as a new sport for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the Open men’s ski competition, Simon D’Artois finished first, Michael Brush was second and Tucker Visser took third. Ali Tracey claimed gold in the Open women’s snowboard, followed by Kristina Adams and Kim Cameron in second and third respectively. In women’s ski, Cassie Sharpe and Jenna Anderson took the top two spots. In the men’s amateur ski division, Mitchell Wilson was first, Bryce Barker collected silver and Will Finch recorded bronze.

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Snakes begin quest for Fred Page three-peat tonight GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Defenceman Adam Thompson is one of three Vernon Vipers to have faced the Powell River Kings in each of the last two Fred Page Cup finals. He says they were good then, and possibly even better now as the two teams meet in the best-of-seven series for the third straight year. The Vipers left Thursday morning for the 12-hour, two-ferry trip to the Sunshine Coast for Games 1 and 2, tonight and Saturday respectively, at Hap Parker Arena. “In the first year, they were a little bit more skilled. They had guys like Darcy Oakes and they were pretty much 1-2-3 in league scoring,” said Thompson, Adam Thompson who skated alongside defenceman Stevie Weinstein and forward Bryce Kakoske in the 2008-09 series. “This year, they’ve kind of modelled our team – they’re bigger, they’re a lot more physical. We look forward to them just dumping it in and going to work, kind of playing the same way we do.

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“It’s going to be a bit of a chess match this series, with people taking advantage of the other team’s mistakes.” The Vipers earned the chance to defend their B.C. Hockey League title by rallying from a two-game deficit to knock off the Salmon Arm SilverBacks in Game 6 of the Interior Conference finals. The wins have come at a cost though as Vernon might have to start the Fred Page with just five defencemen – Thompson, Weinstein, Malcolm Lyles, all 20-year-olds, and Brett Corkey and Ryan Renz. Phil Patenaude was injured in Game 2 of the Interior finals, and Max Mowat has been on the shelf since the Westside Warriors series. “It starts to take a toll. You start to play a lot of games in a few days, but all of our d-men are ready and up for the challenge,” said Thompson. “With five dee you get in the game more often, and for me personally, I enjoy that. You get a few more shifts and you feel like you’re more in the game.” The Kings earned their way to the finals by grounding the Surrey Eagles in six games in the Coastal final. Powell River head coach Kent Lewis says last year’s Game 7 loss in the Fred Page still weighs on his returning players’

minds; especially the championship-winning goal, a harmless looking shot that took a deflection off defenceman Justin Dasilva’s skate. “I think we were the better team in that game, but you can be the better team all you want, it’s the team that scores that wins the game,” said Lewis. “That goal was tough, and I think that’s what hurt our guys.” The Kings finished the regular season 12 points clear of the second-place Vipers, placing head coach Mark Ferner in the unfamiliar role of underdog. “You look at their numbers throughout the year and they have been the best team. In saying that, you can also talk about the series with Salmon Arm. We were 1-9 against them (including first two losses in the Interior final). We end up winning four straight,” he said. “We’re happy to be in this situation and we’re going to try to make the best of it. Our kids are excited to get this series started.” SNAKE BITES: Injured Vipers Patenaude and Dane Muench skated with the team at Wednesday-morning practice. Mowat and forward Colton Sparrow, also on injury reserve, did not dress.

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Crisfield joins Viper den GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Geoff Crisfield’s YouTube highlight package is pretty much a how-to hockey video for defencemen. The Calgary Royals’ blueliner likes to hit (a lot), he’s got a decent outlet pass and can even jump up on the rush every so often. What it doesn’t show you is something Vernon Viper head coach Mark Ferner holds in high regard – character. It is also one of the main reasons several Junior A and Major Junior clubs were also after Crisfield’s services for the 2011-12 season. “The first time you meet him, you don’t expect him to be 17 years old,” said Ferner. “The one thing that stands out to me is Geoff is a terrific young man. He’s very well spoken, he’s friendly. “Even in the short time he spent here, he fit in well with the other players. Our guys

have taken to him.” Social skills aside, Ferner believes the 6-foot-2, 190pound Crisfield’s on-ice potential will be even greater when he joins the Vipers next season. “He’s a big, mean player that moves the puck well. We don’t know how good he can be yet. He has the potential to not only be a great junior player, but also in college, and maybe even pro one day. “I’m sure the fans are going to be thrilled to watch Geoff play next year.” With Viper defensive stalwarts Stevie Weinstein, Adam Thompson and Malcolm Lyles all graduating this season, there should be ample opportunity for Crisfield to step into the mix in 2011-12. “I just want to contribute in any way the coaching staff wants me to, and hopefully make an impact with the team next year,” said Crisfield, who is keen to develop all aspects

of his game. “I don’t want to be onedimensional. I find it is more fun if you can play in different scenarios.” Crisfield enjoyed his first season as a captain with the Royals, compiling five goals, 20 assists and 138 penalty in 31 games. He also captained the AMHL’s Chrysler Division all-star team. He visited Vernon while the Vipers were battling the Westside Warriors in the Interior Conference semifinals. That pretty much sealed his decision to sign here. “I loved it. Great city, great people. From the start, I always had Vernon in the back of my mind. When I came out to see it, it was an outright ‘Yes,’” he said. “The big thing was the coaching. Vernon has a great reputation as an organization,” he added. Crisfield, who turned 18 in February, says he consid-

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Vixens quell Storm to take ASHL title Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Buy-Low Foods Vixens surged in the final period to brush back the Shuswap Storm 4-1 and win the Adult Safe Hockey League championship Saturday in Armstrong. The evenly-matched teams kept the game scoreless after the period. The Vixens’ Mandy Christensen put her team on the board in the second frame on a great feed from Bridget Grant and Bernie Dwan. The Storm answered right back to tie the game, but with seven minutes remaining, defenceman Sabre Cherkowski buried a point shot for the eventual winner. Bridget Grant made it 3-1 on a goal assisted by Christensen, and Christine Bosworth added an empty-netter from behind her redline to seal the win. The Vixens, who won the league with a 17-3 record, had a bye in the first round. They outgunned the fourth-seeded

Armstrong Farmers 5-2 in semifinals. Team point leader Leah Mulvihill had the lone first-period goal, and made it a hat trick night with two more in the second. Jen Spitzer and Grant completed the Vixen attack. Netminder Patti Hansen didn’t see much action, allowing one goal off a deflection off a defender. The other happened in a comedy of errors as she came out to play the puck. Nicole Oakden and Edeen Ramsey were strong on the forecheck, creating many scoring opportunities. The Vixens are coached by Paul Bourgeois and Mark Duggan. The Vernon Rellish Transport Rocket Stars wrapped up their inaugural ASHL season by winning the B playoff final Saturday in Armstrong. Rookie netminder Colleen Nerbus

backstopped the Stars in a 9-2 pounding of the Falkland Falcons. Other newcomers who made strides over the season include Sherri Black, Lisa Young, Lisa Geary, Korri Vandale, Leah Willinger, Denise Bateman and Penny Brown, who finished sixth in regular-season scoring. They provided tremendous support for returning Stars Tara Mccrae, Erika Jones, Joan Cooke, Vicki Ryan, Stephanie Dodds, Marla Hansen, Sue Barss, Andrea Southam, Tracey Barrie and Karen Benn. The Stars are coached by Tony Benn and Jarret Watts. The Rocket Stars and Vixens are both competing in the Checkers rec hockey tournament, which starts today. The Rocket Star are hosting a dinner and dance, sponsored by Rellish Transport, Saturday night at Checkers. The Goods are headlining the show.

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After opening with two straight wins, Team B.C. stumbled with three losses at the Tim Hortons Under 19 Girls National Ringette Championships in Cambridge, Ont. Vernon’s Karli Mazu chipped in with a goal as Team B.C. punished New Brunswick 7-0 to open the eight-team tourney Monday. B.C. outshot New Brunswick 55-17 and was led offensively by Katelyn Reaume, with 2+1, and Leigh Maxwell-Smith, with a deuce. Megan Goss chipped in with three helpers.

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The competition keeps getting better, but so does Connie Kapak. The Vernon Speed Skating Club member secured a silver medal at the Western Canadian Championships last weekend at the Capital News Center in Kelowna. Racing against skaters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and B.C., Kapak collected individual medals in Connie Kapak four of five events, finishing second overall behind a skater from Dawson Creek. There were 13 competitors in the 11-yearold girls division. B.C. finished first overall in the point standings, with Alberta and Northwest Territories taking second and third respectively. “What a tribute to our program in B.C., not only finishing on top of provincial standings, a number of our younger age-group skaters actually had better times than older skaters from out of province,” said Vernon club spokesman Pete Kapak. “If this group stays together, the next Canada Winter Games (Prince George 2015), will be interesting.”

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The Puget Sound Tomahawks of the Northern Pacific Hockey League went 2-42 this season. The American players skipped many of the practices which hurt team unity. The Hawks missed the playoffs. Vernon’s Mitchell Wilson can’t wait to go back and play there again next year. The Tomahawks are one of 11 teams in the Junior A Tier 3 league and Wilson got all the playing and practice time he wanted. “Despite the losing, I still had a lot of fun,” said Wilson, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound winger. “It wasn’t a horrible experience. From going, potentially, to not playing, to pretty much starting first line, I was happy with how things turned out.” Wilson’s highest level of minor hockey was a year of Tier 2 Midget in Vernon. Last summer, he went to the skating treadmill at Redline Sports in Kelowna and got faster and stronger. He also hired personal trainer Rhonda Catt and joined Rob Spraggs’ conditioning camp. In June, he had attended a Global Showcase in Las Vegas in front of 40 scouts and coaches, and got a call from Steve Chelios, coach of the Southern Oregon Spartans of the Norpac League. Wilson played for the Spartans in the July Chowder Cup Junior A Showcase in Boston. He went to Orgeon’s main camp in August, in Medford, near the California border, and made the grade. The league

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Vernon’s Mitchell Wilson drives into the offensive zone while playing with the Puget Sound Tomahawks in a Junior A Tier 3 league. also has teams in Montana and Wyoming. “I have always been interested in travelling and this seemed like a great way to see part of the U.S. and their culture,” said Wilson. Wilson said Chelios mainly played just his top two lines so after six weeks, Wilson asked for a trade, and ended up with Puget Sound. The Tomahawks’ head coach, a former Trail Smoke Eater goalie and Vancouver Giants’ tender coach, Jason Quinn, was replaced at Christmas by Russian pro Yev Saidachev. “I played centre for our old coach and right wing with

coach Yev,” said Wilson, who turns 20 in May. “My linemate, Eric Schmidt, from Calgary, led the league in fighting majors so I definitely felt safe out there.” Wilson finished with five goals and 15 points on a goalchallenged club which won its first game in the second week, and then again in Saidachev’s debut at Christmas. “Some nights we’d play the best team and go to overtime and then we’d lose 15-1 the next night. Some guys wouldn’t show up for practices and there was always extra ice after practice so I’d get three hours of ice a day. Sometimes it would

be two guys so we’d work on one-timers. We had 12 guys at the end and there are limits on cards in that league.” The Tomahawks played their home games in Bremerton, 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. The female team owner had a practice rink in Tacoma open to the Hawks. “I was kind of surprised how good the hockey was. The buses are new and the road trips are great. Trips to my old team in Oregon were the best – they get about 700 fans a game, have cheerleaders and a great beer garden at the visitors’ end – so it got pretty lively.”

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also watched from the bleachers Wednesday night – Charles Inglis and Nick Buonassisi were on the shelf with upper-boy injuries. "We're missing 100 goals that were sitting in the stands tonight too. It's a tough thing," said Cougars’ head coach Dean Clark. "You need all your best players and your best players have to be your best guys at the right time of the year. Our guys played hard. We just made too many mistakes and it cost us." Arguably the biggest momentum shift in Game 4 came in the early in the third period. Forward James Dobrowolski, a Vernon product, appeared to tie the game 2-2 when he lifted a backhander past Rockets netminder Adam Brown. But the referee waved off the goal, ruling that Taylor Stefishen was in the crease. Shortly after, the Rockets scored to take a 3-1 lead. Forward Shane McColgan rushed into the Cougars’ zone, picking up his own rebound and sliding the puck past Cougars’ starter Ty Rimmer. With two goals and an assist, McColgan led all scorers. Defenceman Zak Stebner (one goal, one assist) and forward Mitchell Callahan (two assists) were also big for Kelowna. Defenceman Damon Severson scored the Rockets' other goal. Forward Alex Forsberg, a Cougars call-up, got the home team within a goal 8:15 into the third. For Forsberg, the first overall selection in the last

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Rockets’ forward Andreas Stene, right, shields the puck from Cougars’ forward Wilson Dumais in Game 4 of the WHL Western Conference quarfinals Wednesday night at CN Centre. year's bantam draft, the goal was his first in the WHL. "That was nice to finally put it in after, I don't know how many games, eight or so," Forsberg said. "But it's a tough loss for the team and organization, and you never want to be swept, especially when every game is close like that." Defenceman Sena Acolatse scored the Cougars' first goal, a powerplay blast from the point that beat Brown high blocker side. The Cougars outshot the Rockets 35-31 and finished 1-for-6 with the man advantage. Kelowna scored once on four powerplay chances. With the sweep, the Rockets

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Doctor brings therapy strategy to Vernon JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

From anger to addictions and fears to phobias, Dr. Fränzi Ng is tapping away the stresses of society. Using thought field therapy, Ng says she literally uses tapping to help rid clients of their trauma. “We can completely eliminate all traces of emotional upset simply by tapping certain acupressure points on the body while thinking of the subject of emotion,” claims Ng, a certified TFT trainer who has taught hundreds of people how to tap away their worries and treated thousands more. Coming to Vernon April 16 and 17, Ng will share the technique with therapists, health care providers and anyone interested in helping their clients or themselves. TFT has been used worldwide for 30 years and is increasing as a popular alternative to talk therapy or drugs to treat all kinds of physical and mental pain. It has even been used to help treat

genocide survivors in Rwanda and posttraumatic stress disorder in Kosovo, says Ng. There’s no poking and no questioning during the therapy (aside from asking the level of pain on a scale from one to 10). “People use their own hands, their own fingers...,” said Ng, who has even used TFT to help treat wild race horses and dogs with thunder fears. “Without having to talk about everything again, it is possible to completely eliminate the charge that goes with emotional trauma,” said Ng, who has taught TFT to everyone from lawyers and psychologists to grandparents raising their grandchildren, and even a 17-year-old transsexual autistic boy. Local counsellor Carole Fawcett, who is sponsoring the workshop, has used TFT on a couple of clients as an adjunct therapy and found it to be extremely helpful “I was able to provide them with the formula for the issue

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COLUMBIA SHUSWAP REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED: RANCHERO/ DEEP CREEK OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 750 TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the Local Government Act the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (“Regional District”) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed Ranchero/ Deep Creek Of¿cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 750.

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The public is being encouraged to rally behind animals impacted by emergencies. For a limited time, when you purchase a Dog House cookie at Healthy Spot, $1 will be donated to the Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society. “Any one of us could be faced with an emergency tomorrow,” said Andrea Lee, Healthy Spot co-owner. “Knowing that the Road Home is available to help pets and their owners during crisis is very reassuring, and we believe it’s a valuable service within the community.” The society recently assisted with the Skyline Manor apartment fire in Vernon, providing supplies and support for pet owners who had to flee the building with

The Board of Directors of the Regional District has delegated the public hearing to Director Rene Talbot as Director of Electoral Area ‘D’, being that in which the land concerned is located, or Alternate Director Joy De Vos if Director Rene Talbot is absent. At the public hearing those persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. The Board of the Regional District will not consider any verbal or written representations or submissions after the public hearing. Submissions will be received in the Regional District Of¿ces until 4pm on Thursday April 14th, 2011 or may be submitted until the close of the public hearing. LOCATION AND DATE OF HEARING: The public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ranchero Elementary School Gymnasium, 6285 E. Ranchero Drive, Salmon Arm, BC. PHOTO SUBMITTED

The purchase of Dog House cookies at Healthy Spot will lead to $1 from each cookie being donated to the Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society. their pets. As well, the society’s volunteers have been working hard to trap several cats that have been seen at the destroyed building, reuniting them with their owners. The Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society partners with North Okanagan Emergency Social

Services. The society provides temporary housing and supplies for pets during house fires, car accidents, emergency hospitalization and natural disasters. “We know how important it is for pet owners to have support, and accommodation options, during emergencies,” says Maureen McEwan, director.

PURPOSE OF BYLAW NO. 750: The purpose of the Ranchero/Deep Creek Of¿cial Community Plan (OCP) is to provide a comprehensive set of objectives and policies for managing both private and public decisions regarding planning and land use management. It identi¿es community values, objectives and policies within the Plan Area. The objectives and policies contained in the proposed OCP are a reÀection of community values and are intended to be consistent with Provincial, and Federal government regulations and policies. Once adopted by bylaw, the Regional District Board of Directors is obligated to abide by the policies of this plan. All bylaws enacted, permits issued and works undertaken within the Plan Area shall be consistent with the provisions of this OCP as in accordance with the Local Government Act. The bylaw consists of the following schedules: Schedule ‘A’ OCP Text Schedule ‘B’ OCP Land Use Designations Overview Map and Mapsheets Schedule ‘C’ Agriculture Land Reserve Map Schedule ‘D’ Aggregate Resource Potential Map Schedule ‘E’ Local Areas and Road Network Map Schedule ‘F’ CSRD Electoral Area ‘D’ Parks Plan – Sections applicable to Plan Area The OCP plan area lies within the bold rectangle box shown on the map below:

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INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Ranchero/ Deep Creek Bylaw No. 750 and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the of¿ce of the Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning Wednesday March 30th, 2011 and ending Thursday April 14th, 2011 but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Copies of the plan are also available on the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca. Click Of¿cial Community Plans ĺ Electoral Area ‘D’. This notice is issued by Jan Thingsted, Planner, Development Services, Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The mailing address for Mr. Thingsted is Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Telephone: 1-250-833-5919; Fax: 1-250-832-3375; Toll Free (BC only) 1-888-248-2773.


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Samosa sale helps Red Cross CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Serving up samosas helped earthquake victims in Japan. The Vernon Punjabi Cultural Society did its part to help with relief for Japan with a samosa sale at Real Canadian Superstore Saturday. “It went very well. We raised $2,000,” said Ajay Malhotra. with the society. “We sold out. We could have sold more if we had had more.” Members worked Friday evening and Saturday morning to make the samosas fresh by hand. The money will go to the Red Cross for Japan. “We’re all human and this has happened to other human beings,” said Malhotra. “It could happen to anyone. We felt very touched by it. We live in such a great country and we have CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR such good resources and Mark Hutler and Katrina Carloff are served samosas Saturday by Karanmeet Khatra, with the Vernon Punjabi we wanted to do what we Heritage Society. The event at Real Canadian Superstore raised funds for Red Cross relief in Japan. could to help.”

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on April 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. to hear representations on the following matter:

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Lauren Borshowa picks out some samosas Saturday while supporting the Vernon Punjabi Heritage Society’s fundraiser for Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. The event was held at the Real Canadian Superstore. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the above Bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the above Bylaw. Copies of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected at the of¿ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan on or after March 31, 2011 and up to and including April 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory holidays.

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You may provide input: By e-mail: publichearing@rdno.ca prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011 By letter: to the address provided below, please ensure that letter is received at the RDNO of¿ce prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011; or In Person: Attend the Public Hearing to present submissions. Be advised that: 1. Your name and residential address must be included with your submission; and 2. Written submissions are subject to public disclosure. PLANNING DEPARTMENT 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Phone: 250-550-3746 / Fax: 250-550-3701


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Oxymorons team members stand behind captain Wayne Lippert (left) as he vies for a dictionary against captain Rob Dickinson, of the Roundabouts, causing a conundrum for Lynda Kerr, aka Bumble Bee, of the Junction Literacy Centre. The two City of Vernon teams are preparing for Wednesday’s Junction Literacy Centre Spelling Bee, which starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Teams and individuals can still register at 250-275-3117, or admin@junctionliteracy. ca.

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It’s been two decades since Canadian patriotism swept through Falkland. On Sunday, the community will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the I Care campaign, which encourages people to show their love for the country. The first-ever event was celebrated in the community April 1, 1991. “Even though it was April Fool’s Day, we were serious,” said Fran Nikon, organizer. “This was at a time when there was

a lot of negativity about Canada.” To mark the 20th anniversary, there will be a parade of flags at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. It will stop at the Sunday Morners Hall to raise the flag and then continue to the community hall for hot dogs, coffee and juice until 3 p.m. “Videos, photos and other memorabilia will be on display about the campaign and other events from the past 20 years,” said Nikon. “There will be colouring, face painting and games for the children.”

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Tessa Haak, seven, tries her hand at some old-time ironing Saturday at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives’ Pioneer Days.

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Heidi Maddess (left) enjoys a coffee and some candle-lit conversation Saturday at the Bean Scene Coffee House during Earth Hour, while Scott Jacobson (right) looks over the stair railing to check out some live music. The Earth Hour initiative helped raise awareness about lights and appliances that could be turned off when not in use to help conserve energy.

1 WEEK ONLY! Chief seeks fourth term Incumbent challenged by three others; 33 vie for spot on OKIB council Morning Star Staff

Okanagan Indian Band members head to the polls Saturday to elect a new council. There are four candidates for chief and 33 candidates for the 10 councillor positions on the ballot. Three-term chief Fabian Alexis is being challenged by former chief Reynolds Bonneau, John (Wilkey) Louie and Byron Louis, for the two-year position. The candidates for counFabian Alexis cillor include Homer Alexis, Coreen Bernier, Raymond Bonneau, Phyllis BonneauMiller, Mollie Bono, Lyle Brewer, Molly Brewer, Valerie Chiba, Bill Cohen, Barbara (June) Cole, Dustin Goodwater, Nelson Gregoire, Stephen Isaac, Tim Isaac, William Lawrence, Allan Louis, Cool-la Cachoot Louis, Diane Louis, Donald Louis and Frank Louis. Also on the ballot for council are Bernard Marchand, Peter (Bert) Marchand, Rachel Marchand, Raymond Marchand, Bernadene Marchand-Brown, Susan Oliverius-Marchand, Rhoda Poschenrieder, Emery Robbins Sr., Jon (Jack) Spotted Eagle, Vernon Tronson, Russell Williams, Leland Wilson and William Wilson. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Head of the Lake Hall.

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Real life has been strange and somewhat magical for Lilah Fitzgerald in the past year. The seven-year-old Vernon resident has just completed a co-starring role in Strange Magic, the life story of J.K. Rowling, and a role in the Hellcats TV series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved doing the movie. I loved my costume and the old-fashioned school desks and that there were a lot of other kids on the set. I screamed out of joy when I heard I got the part,â&#x20AC;? said Lilah, who plays the character of Patricia Parkinson, one of Rowlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and the inspiration for Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter books. Lilahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, Tim and Angela Fitzgerald, say she was born wanting to act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not surprised. She was an active and interested baby, always striving. Pretty much from the time she could talk, she would say that she wanted to be an actorsingerdancer, all one word like that,â&#x20AC;? said Angela. Lilah and her sister, Megan, 11, always played and made up stories with their dolls and stuffed animals, and made up their own game, Be Someone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom or Dad would pretend to be the prince and we would be everything from princesses to puppy dogs,â&#x20AC;? said Megan. Lilah had her first public performance in a Silver Star Mountain karaoke contest, singing Butterfly Kisses, and went on to do musical theatre with Charity Van Gameren at the Vernon Community Music School, with a role as a goat in a production of The Sound of Music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She came backstage and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mom, they clapped for me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Angela. Lilah knew she wanted to keep acting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to be a real actor, like on TV, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what an actor was to me,â&#x20AC;? she said. She and her sister took lessons with Antony and Kay Stamboulieh at the Vernon School of Speech and Drama and Lilah asked again about being a real actor. Angela said she would have to get an agent and did some research. She sent Lilahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture to the Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group in Vancouver last July. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We heard back right away. I was so excited. When we went to meet Carrie Wheeler I hoped it would not be one of those interviews where they just talk to your mom. Carrie is really cool and nice and she explained everything to me,â&#x20AC;? said Lilah. She signed a contract in August and in September she had an audition for the character of Renesmee in Twilight Breaking Dawn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really nervous before but after I was so happy and

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Lilah Fitgerald plays Patricia Parkinson, in the film about the life of J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books. I thought I did so well. Mom and Meg helped me learn the lines and get ready,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was disappointed when I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the part. But with auditions you have to get used to not getting parts.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell myself that there will always be another one and I look forward to the next audition.â&#x20AC;? She went on to get the part in Strange Magic, which was filmed in Vancouver in February and will be a Lifetime network Movie of the Week in July. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Antony and Kay helped me with the British accent and Mom and Meg helped me practise,â&#x20AC;? said Lilah. She canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about the part She has also just completed in Hellcats, only to say that it will be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;surprise role.â&#x20AC;? She will be in episode 21 of the series to be shown in early May on the CW network. Lilah and Megan, who enjoys art and reading and is writing an illustrated novel about girls bullying, are both in the SelfDesign homeschooling program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to be there for Lilah to give her moral support and hugs when she gets off the set. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun and cool to see her do this,â&#x20AC;? said Megan. Life has changed for the family with frequent trips to Vancouver for auditions, call-backs and filming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought a lot about doing this and we know there are some people who might judge our decision but we feel it is the right one for our family,â&#x20AC;? said Angela. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once she started doing auditions, we saw her response â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she comes out almost floating with a big grin on her face. She thrives on it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t not support.â&#x20AC;? Lilah is currently waiting for call-backs on a couple of movies, one about a girl who made herself a robot friend and a Christmas movie, as well as some commercials. She is particularly excited about acting in a trailer for a not-yet-made movie with Canadian director Zach Lipovski. The trailer, based on The Puzzling World of Winston Breen books, will be used as a pitch for the film. Check the Carrie Wheeler website at www.carriewheelerentertainment.com for the trailer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really want a career in dancing, singing and acting,â&#x20AC;? said Lilah, who is never without her good luck charm, Beary, made for her by her sister. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just see myself keeping acting. Who knows what movies there will be made in the future.â&#x20AC;?


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Richler’s book gets big-screen treatment Vernon Film Society

Vernon Film Society is showing Barney’s Version at the Towne Theatre on Monday. This is only one week after the last film, not the usual two weeks, due to adjusting the program to avoid Easter later on. Barney’s Version is based on Mordecai Richler’s Giller Prize winning novel of the same name. It traces the life of Barney over four decades and he is admirably played by a boisterous Paul Giamatti (Sideways). We first meet him towards the end of his

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life of art and cafe talk. After a disastrous early marriage he returns to Montreal where he lands a “good catch” (Minnie Driver). One of the liveliest scenes is the sequence covering the wedding reception, where he gets drunk with his goodhearted dad (Dustin Hoffman), tries to watch a Habs game and suddenly falls in love with one of the wedding guests. After a divorce from his second wife (Driver) and a long pursuit, Miriam luckily sees there is more to him than the clownish character he sometimes

appears to be and the last third of the movie follows them through the true highs and lows of marriage. His is a gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale and should entertain and move all

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Local professional photographer Ian Bull was very successful at the recent Professional Photographers of Canada – BC provincial convention held recently in Richmond, B.C. All four of Bull’s photographs were selected to be part of the BC Provincial Salon and one of his images, Spirit of the Fae, received a score of Excellent, which is the highest score possible in this competition; it also won the first place trophy for the Best Illustration image in the competition. The images, Twilight in the Valley, End of a Wonderful Summer, Meditation of Yin and Yang and Spirit of the Fae were all photographed in the Vernon area. The Salon competition attracted hundreds of images from professional photographers from across B.C. from which the judges scored and selected the top images for the exhibit. The trophy-winning image Spirit of the

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Ian Bull’s photograph, Meditation of Yin and Yang, is one of several winning images at the recent provincial convention of the Professional Photographers of Canada. Fae is an illustrative composite image that shows a fantasy scene in a forest. It comes from an image that was photographed during one of Bull’s popular children’s Fairy Portrait sessions.

Some of Bull’s work can currently be seen as part of a display at the Coatcheck Gallery at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre as well as at the Village Green Mall.

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On Wednesday, local artist Heidi Maddess gives an informal presentation and discussion about her work, which is currently on view at Gallery Vertigo. The visual artist has created through her current research hybrids of drawing, painting, printmaking and digital media. After completing a bachelor of fine arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, she established her professional practice through exhibitions at public and private art galleries, alternative art spaces and international artist residencies. Her work is in public and private international collections. Maddess completed a master of fine arts degree with honours at the San Francisco Art Institute, in California, and currently lives in

ological, emotional and psychological landscapes,” said Maddess. “During two artist residencies I was initiated into the mythologies and landscape of my Icelandic heritage, in which mythical forces are believed to have a real physical presence. “Formal elements used to support this idea include using traditional drawing materials of graphite, charcoal and ink for variation of line, occasionally photo collage, as well as ink/graphite washes and watercolours all of which are scanned at various stages and composed to be printed digitally on archival rag paper.

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“During my struggles with illness, all assumptions of self have been stripped away. Demons occupy spaces of peripheral vision and are at times tricksters purposefully keeping me off balance. “At other times they are beacons for reintegrating dissociated fragments of self. If you dream about wrestling with the devil, it may only be yourself you are wrestling with.” Maddess’ artist talk takes place Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gallery Vertigo, #1-3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. For more information, call 250-503-2297 or see the website at www.galleryvertigo.com

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Live Wire ART SHOWS GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. Vertigo presents three new exhibitions: Heidi Maddess’ Nature made me what I am now; Cat Fink’s Drawing Home and Rosanna Marmont on the NOAA Featured Members Wall. Exhibitions run to April 21. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 250-542-8987. From Venus to the Gods, features work by American feminist artist Judy Chicago, Toronto’s Srdjan Segan, Saskatchewan’s Dagmara Gendar, and Vernon’s Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante. Exhibition runs to May 8. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment. KALAMALKA VERTIGO Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College. Selected works from local artist, Sindri Hans Guðmundsson will be on exhibit at Kalamalka Vertigo until May 6. These colourful paintings reflect the artist’s exuberant graffiti and mural work. Originally from Iceland, the artist currently has a studio outside Vernon. He is also a popular instructor at Gallery Vertigo’s SMARTIES, a family art-making program that runs from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday at the gallery. Sindri’s work can also be viewed at “Kush Organics” where a large wall mural is in progress. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Voted the Best Place to Buy Art in the North Okanagan, Nadine’s is currently hosting its sixth annual Winter Art Show. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and 9:30 to 4 on Saturdays. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Annual Spring Celebrations Art Show and Sale happens April 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the exhibition of original fine art by Okanagan artists who will be in attendance. Win an original painting by artist Ria Carpay with a donation to Hospice House. For more information visit www.okanaganartistsofcanada.ca. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Current exhibitions include Kelowna-based artist Byron Johnston’s site specific sculptural installation, Music... Audience... Youse, plus Art from the Heart, featuring work by SD 22 students.

CONCERTS HANDS UP Benefit Concert for The Arbour at Vernon Alliance Church, featuring local cowboy crooner Rob Dinwoodie performing songs off his new CD, Hands Up, as well as guest musicians Jon Buller, Katie Warden, Kailee Duggan and Kevin Bader, April 1, 7 p.m., at Vernon Alliance Church. Tickets are $10 available at Vernon Alliance, 250-545-7105. SOLD DOUBT Move: The Company and Vancouver’s renowned choreographer and artistic director Josh Beamish return to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre with a new and exciting contemporary dance rock concert employing instrumental renditions of iconic rock group No Doubt’s greatest hits, April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/adult, $27/senior and $25/student at the Ticket seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. CHOR LEONI MEN’S CHOIR North Okanagan Community Concert Assoc. presents last concert of the season with Vancouver’s “Choir of Lions,” led by Order of Canada recipient Diane Loomer, April 2 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $35, $17.50 for students under 18, at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. GALA FOR CANCER Fundraiser for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at Vernon Jubilee Hospital featuring Vernon-raised flautist Lauren Treleaven, accompanied by Elizabeth Wocks, takes place April 2 at Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available at Nolan’s Pharmasave, and the VJH foundation office: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. INTERIOR MINI MEET All are invited to the Kelvern Society’s mini meet at Trinity United Church in Vernon April 2 at 1 p.m. (until about 2:30). Features four or five pipe bands, Highland dancers, judging, competition and prizes/awards. Sponsored in part

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CARMEN AND OTHER WORKS Ballet Victoria comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 30 with an innovative blend of classical and contemporary ballet. Tickets are $30/adult, $27/ senior and $25/student at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

FILM VERNON FILM SOCIETY Monday, April 4, it’s Barney’s Version. All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema. Advance tickets ($7) are on sale one week in advance at the theatre and The Bean Scene.

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Our Kids Have Talent finalists 2StepCloser (aka Dan Marcelino and Abby Gregori) performs Saturday at 5 p.m. at The Shoparama Spring Market at the Vernon Recreation Complex. The silky smooth sound, mixed with modern drive and memorable, poetic lyrics give their music a harmonic balance. by Canadian Legion Branch #25 in Vernon. No entry charge. For more information, call Paul Munroe at 250-260-3151. OKANAGAN SYMPHONY: DANCES WITH DAVID After a sold-out performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, violinist David Greenberg returns to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 3 at 7 p.m. Renowned for both his baroque interpretations and his Cape Breton fiddling, Greenberg brings an all-new program that showcases both styles. Tickets are $47/adult, $41/senior and $21 student/child at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. APRIL WINE Legendary Canadian rock group is back in Vernon for a rare theatre performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Hear all your fave hits such as Oowatanite, Could Have Been a Lady, Sign of Gypsy Queen, Bad Side of the Moon and more. All seats are $44.50 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca. TOMMY HUNTER Canada’s Country Gentleman and famed TV host is bidding farewell with his last cross-Canada tour that comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 8 at 7 p.m. The tour will, for one last time, give fans an opportunity to enjoy in concert songs such as You Are My Sunshine, I’ll Fly Away, Amazing Grace, Man of 87, King of The Road, Daisy A Day and his signature song, Travelin’ Man. All seats are $54.50 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. VERNON COMMUNITY SINGERS present Classic to Country spring concert April 15 at 7 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Special guests Colleen Venables on piano, and Some Other Time Barbershop Quartet. Tickets are $10, available at the Schubert Centre, The Bean Scene, choir members or at the door. Concert is in support of the North Okanagan Hospice Society. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT On April 17, Toronto-based Erewhon Theatre brings this favourite children’s fable to stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre for the last of this season’s kids series. Shows at 2 and 4 p.m. All seats are $10 available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. GEORGE RYGA FUNDRAISER Singer/songwriter Al Brant is in Vernon April 20 to perform in a fundraiser for the ninth annual George Ryga award. Brant will be joined by Michael Lent on bass and Barrie Nighswander on guitar. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre, Okanagan College, Kalamalka Campus. Tickets are $20, call 250-545-7291 or purchase them at the Bean Scene, Okanagan College administration office or the door.

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LIVE MUSIC SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. Tonight is Toronto Celtic-rock band Mudmen, featuring two bagpipers who play on the new Hockey Night in Canada theme song. The Dirt play in a benefit concert for young burn victim Kael Scott April 9. Start time is 8:30 p.m. $5 cover. All proceeds go to Scott and his family. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Tonight and Saturday is The Les Copeland Blues Band, featuring the Vernon guitarist playing down-home Delta to uptown Chicago blues. MONASHEE’S BAR AND GRILL 2922 30th Ave., 503-1378. Laugh away the week’s worries at Monashee’s with the Yuk-Yuks Comedy Show every Friday in April. Tickets are $15 each and are available at Monashee’s. Call for tickets and reservations or visit www.monashees.ca. TALKIN’ DONKEY Dan Oig, originally from Kamloops, now living/gigging in the Okanagan, plays the Donkey April 1 at 8 p.m. Cover is $10 and 50% of ticket sales go directly to the stop human trafficking cause. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. Local favourites The Salmon Armenians, a “dynamo R&B, soul, and funk band,” take the stage Saturday. Tuesday, a special performance of the Brownman Electryc Trio serving up tunes “from Ellington to electrified, funkified jazz.” Doors open at 7:15 p.m for both performances: Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members in advance at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup. For more details check out www.vernonjazzclub.ca.

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Joanne Bailey – a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society – wraps up a few bundles of daffodils Tuesday at the cancer office in the People Place in preparation for delivery. All remaining flowers will be on sale Saturday at Shoparama at the rec centre and the Village Green Mall.

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Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth unveiled his ninth endorsement Wednesday, as the contest for the next B.C. NDP leader heads for its voting day on April 17. Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog considered his own leadership bid after being part of the group who forced out former leader Carole James in December. Now he says Farnworth is the “only leader” who can unite the party and win an election against Premier Christy Clark. Clark’s hesitation to seek a seat in a by-

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Extending grace in Thailand PEGGY FRIESEN Special to The Morning Star

“...Grace. It’s a name for a girl...it’s also a thought that changed the world.” — U2, All that You Can’t Leave Behind, 2002. How does one grasp the concept of grace? Webster’s defines grace in one way as: The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred. Joel and Jodie Haberstock have put this word into action at the House of Grace in Phrao, Thailand. The House of Grace is a boarding home run by a Thai pastor named Satit Kantatiam in North Central Thailand. The house is currently home to 37 students, ages eight to 16. These students come from neighboring villages that do not have their own schools. The students are housed and fed while they attend public school in Phrao. They are also given English lessons and are taught about God’s grace. Familiar faces to many in Vernon, the Haberstocks left their home, friends and extended family to move to Thailand in August. In his work as Youth and Family Ministries Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Joel was prompted to go, to extend grace, both of the human sort and God’s variety, to the people of Phrao. He was teaching the youth of his church that God will take care of you when you follow his leading and realized that he was being led to “practise what he preached.” Joel and Jodie had spent time in missions work in the past and have been excited to share the experience with their own children. Caleb, Anica and Rebecca have adjusted well to their new home away from home and have settled in to daily life in Phrao. Aside from homeschooling their own kids, Jodie and Joel are both teaching English. They have also been given opportunities to teach Bible lessons to both children and adults, with Pastor Satit acting as translator.

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Former Vernon residents Joel and Jodie Haberstock, with their children, Anica, Caleb and Rebecca, are living in Thailand where they are working at the House of Grace. Joel and Jodie have sufficient support to fund their own needs in Thailand but now have caught Satit’s vision for the House of Grace and would like to share those dreams with you, in the hopes that you too, will catch the vision and come along side them to make them come true. One of the projects that they’ve taken on is to provide a place for the children to play. The boarding house has one swing. One rusty old swing. The vision is that a

new playground could be constructed on the boarding house grounds to accommodate the kids in residence as well as offer a place for the neighbourhood children to play. Will you consider partnering with the Haberstocks to make this dream a reality? Please go to their blog at www.haberstocksinthailand.com to get more on their story and go to the link to give towards the realization of those dreams!

Firefighters throw a party for Kael Scott and his family Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Firefighters and the Village Green Hotel get together for the Kael Scott Benefit Concert April 9. The concert is a fundraiser to help the Scott family with the travel costs to the Burn Centre in Vancouver that will be required for two years. Kael, an elementary school student, was burned in a fire at home last fall, has had some skin grafts and has been fitted with burn garments that will help reduce the

New arrivals Jan. 1: Born to Darren and Catherine Wiens of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 1 lb. 13 oz., named Madelyn Emily. A granddaughter for Robin and Beverly Wiens of Armstrong, B.C., Alison Gaskell of Prince George, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Phylis Gibson of Enderby, B.C. Jan. 8: Born to Amber Leddick and Peter Hazzard of Lavington, a girl, 2 lbs. 5 oz., named Willow Hazzard. A granddaughter for Ray and Fran Leddick of Brisbane, Australia, Kaylene Serene of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Allen and Casey Hazzard of Grand Forks, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Eileen Kirby of Ballarat, New Additions Victoria, Australia. March 4: Born to James and Kristy Stewart of Armstrong, a boy, 7 lbs. 15 oz., named Silas James David. A brother for Tyson, 10; Olivia, 9; Kayell, 22 months. A grandson for Daina and Murray Hillson of Salmon Valley, B.C., Tony and Rosemary Dato of Burnaby, B.C., Cyndy and Patrick Malyea of Salmon Arm, B.C. A greatgrandson for Bernard and Tracey Hodgins of Terrace, B.C. March 6: Born to Erik and Carly Schultz of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 9 lbs. 8 oz., named Nathanael Axel. A grandson for Russell Siemens of Tappen, B.C., Kathy Siemens of Kelowna, B.C., Ken and Patricia Schultz of Courtenay, B.C., Lori and Mike Kormos of Calgary, Alta. A great-grandson for William Schultz of Grande Prairie, Alta., Geri Wiemken of Calgary. March 7: Born to Kaitlin Dakin of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 7 oz., named Ashton James Daniel Dakin. A grandson for Chelan Dakin of Vernon, Darren Dakin of Fort McMurray, Alta. A great-grandson for Elizabeth Settle of Vernon, Josie Dakin of Fort McMurray. March 9: Born to Alexis Halliburton and Mark Holte of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 8 lbs. 1 oz., named Gavin Cruz. A brother for Lily, 2. A grandson for Dwayne Halliburton and Dawn Hannivan of Salmon Arm, B.C., Cathy Henderson of Mcleese Lake, B.C., Miles Holte of 100 Mile, B.C. A great-grandson for Herb Halliburton of Salmo, B.C. March 10: Born to Ryan and Kyla Hamilton of Lumby, a boy, 8 lbs. 9 oz., named Dawsyn Douglas Romegio. A brother for Darian, 21 months. A grandson for Roy and Elda Charest of Lumby, B.C., Melvyn and Sarah Hamilton of White Rock, B.C., Peggy Hamilton of Vernon, B.C. A great-grandson for Whileen Christopherson of Manning, Alta. March 12: Born to David and Tara Barg of Lavington, a boy, 8 lbs. 8 oz., named Jax Riley. A brother for Grady, 4; Mackinley, 22 months. A grandson for Kirk and Marg Swan of Beechy, Sask., George and Linda Barg of Armstrong, B.C. A great-grandson for Vic Archer, Herb and Anita Swan, all of Beechy, Mary Wiens, Anna Barg, both of Abbotsford, B.C.

swelling and pain as he heals. Vernon firefighter Dan Walker, who is a member of the band, The Dirt, will bring the band and some special guests along for an evening of music and dancing at Sneakers Sports Bar. “This is great rock and roll music, a real party band,” said Vernon firefighter Allyson Reich. “It’s going to be a good night out and we are inviting everyone to attend to help this family. We want

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to thank everyone who is helping, the firefighters, the band and Ian Gibson, manager of Sneakers Sports Bar. He’s been more than accommodating.” The benefit is open to everyone over age 19 and there is a $5 cover charge, with food and drink specials available. The Kael Scott Benefit Concert takes place April 9 starting at 8:30 p.m. at Sneakers Sports Bar at the Village Green Hotel.

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Local green and greening businesses and organizations get a chance to know the public and each other at the fifth annual Green Fair. The event, to be held in Armstrong April 16, brings together organic growers, representatives of farmers’ markets, businesses that operate on earth-friendly principles and/or produce environmentally sound products and environmentallyconcerned organizations. It is organized by ASET, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust which fundraises for bursaries for PVSS students who are going into post-secondary environment studies. ASET has awarded $9,000 in bursaries since 2002. It also works with local and provincial environmental organizations. “Part of our mission is to mentor and educate people of all ages who want to work for environmental change,” said David Derbowka, president and one of the founding members of ASET, a charitable non-profit society. He has worked in forestry, construction and environmental reclamation making old landfills into parks He presently owns Passive Remediation Systems Ltd., which uses waste products as part of growing poplar trees. His interest in treating the earth well goes back a long way. “I remember when I graduated in 1965 and we were drinking and throwing our beer bottles away. Even then I knew that it wasn’t going to get any better and there had to be a better way. I said to myself,

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‘Self, if you have the opportunity to create a better legacy than the one you inherited, you have to do it.’ I’ve done that over the years in a number of ways.” Derbowka thinks people are more aware of the health of the environment now and want to learn more about what they can do as individuals and collectively and he hopes they will come to the Green Fair to get ideas. “We have to accept that there is going to have to be change if we are going to

survive. Life will be better and healthier with cleaner food and water and less pollution. We have to start working toward that change,” he said. The Green Fair takes place April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Askew’s Foods parking lot in Armstrong. Caravan Farm Theatre will be there with horses and a covered wagon and there will be a raffle for an earth machine composter donated by the RDNO. For more information see asetbc.ca.

Psychics continue tradition of giving back Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s psychics will gather April 8 at The Threads That Bind Us for a Mini-Psychic Fair to do readings to benefit Vernon’s sister city, Tome, Japan. “I haven’t been able to stop watching the news,” said Diane Morrison, a Tarot reader and the shop’s owner. “And I feel such overwhelming sadness. I want to help and it seems so overwhelming. When I realized that one of our sister cities was right in the path of the tsunami, it made it something personal, instead of something that happened ‘over there.’ Isn’t that what sisters are for, to help each other in times of need?” Admission is a minimum $2 donation for the relief effort and then $10 buys 15 minutes of a single service from one of the Threads That Bind Us psychics or healers. Options include Tarot card or object readings, channeled psychic readings, communications with

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David Derbowka, is president of ASET (Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust), which hosts the fifth annual Green Fair in Armstrong April 16.

those who have passed on, numerology or basic astrology consultations. People can also choose short Thai or western massages, Reiki, Healing Matrix, Iridology and muscle testing, herbalism or shamanic healing consultations, chakra balancing, crystal healing or Reconnective Healing. Morrison will

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Community Calendar APRIL 1 KINDALE THRIFT STORE At 2725 Patterson Ave., Armstrong, has a selection of bridal and formal dresses at great low prices, so if you are planning a spring wedding or graduating come check us out. Store hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also are looking for volunteers, so if you have a couple of hours or more a week and looking for something to do come in and see us or call 250-546-3005 and ask for Joyce at the Thrift Store. THE ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. All welcome. Call Carolyn at 542-6333 or see www.arthritis.ca for info. April 1 topic is “Arthritis and Hands.” B.C. GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEES’ ASSOC. Luncheon April 1 at 12:30 p.m., Schubert Centre. MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW The Vernon Radio Control Aeromodelers Society will display model aircraft April 1 and 2 in the Village Green Mall. Please come by and talk to club members, try the flight simulator, watch videos and ask about club membership. For more information call Warren Barker at 250-549-0425 PALESTINE STUDY GROUP MEETS April 1 at 10 a.m. at The People Place, room 003. The group will see and discuss the last half of the video With God on our Side. The video discusses the relationship between Christianity and the State of Israel. For more information call Johann Funk at 250-546-2751. WONDERCAFÉ-LIVE! in Lumby presents “Are You an April Fool?” featuring Curtis Bennett, an engineer, scientist and environmentalist, who will speak on the dangers of Wifi Networks and Electo Magnetic Technology, especially to our children in the schools. Please join us on April 1 at the Lumby United Church on Vernon Street at Park Avenue, from 7 to 9 p.m. Questions? Call Dave at 250-547-6368 or daboss1@telus.net. OLD TIME DANCE AT THE ENDERBY DRILL HALL April 1, come and dance to the music of Valley Five, with waltzes, polkas, two-step and pattern dances. Admission is $6 adults, $3 students; lunch included. Call 545-5414 or 545-4220 for more information. ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Grandpa Darts Fridays at 1 p.m. ELKS FRIDAY NITE SUPPER At 3103 -30th St. (across from Greyhound). Just $8 for a home-cooked meal that includes soup or salad, buns, dessert and coffee at 6 p.m. Following dinner we have a mini meat and 50/50 draw. Everyone welcome: members, nonmembers and children. All proceeds go to charities in Vernon. WEE TREASURES Drop-in playtime for parents and children (ages 0-6). Informal play, song, craft and snack time. We meet Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. downstairs at Faith Baptist Church (3908-27th St). Call Tina at 250-260-4121 or Carmen at 250-545-7700. ENDERBY WINTER MARKET with local and organic produce, fruit, eggs, honey, baking and crafts. Every Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and then again with different vendors 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Legion Hall. For info., call Gabriele at 838-6581. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Piranha Poker. These live Texas Hold’em tournaments are played all over B.C. Here in Vernon they are going to be played at different venues each night of the week and Friday they are at the Legion! The more people that sign up and play for points the more the quarterly jackpots are worth! New members arrive Friday at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. All welcome, you don’t need to be a Legion member. Get more info at: www.piranapokerbc.com. Also, granny darts Fridays at 1 p.m. ARTBEAT ARTS & HEALTH Fridays 1-3:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Free and open to everyone. ArtBeat focuses on using the arts as a means to health. Even if you don’t have art experience, we invite you to explore your creative side to facilitate better living. For more information call 250-542-6243. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES We cater to all. We welcome all visitors to come and see what Eagles are all about. We open at 1 p.m. daily. For more info. or for hall rentals, call Evelyn at 250-542-3003. PAINT WITH FRIENDS Drop-in session Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Bring your lunch and enjoy painting in a group. Bring your art supplies and work in our studio with others who love to paint and draw. Drop-in fee $3.36 members/ $4.48 non members. For more info. call 250-542-6243. TAI CHI: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH If you have ever taken the beginner course, would you like to join us? We take new members anytime of the year. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 250-260-4117 or 250-542-1984. THE BARGAIN BIN Come shop for great bargains at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong and support the local Healthcare Auxiliary. Clothing, toys, housewares, sporting goods and much more. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on

Feature Event: VSS Talent & Dessert Night fundraiser for dry grad

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alent and Dessert Night is a fundraiser for VSS Dry Grad 2011. The event takes place April 14 from 7 - 9 p.m. at VSS in the auditorium. The evening will showcase the musically talented students of VSS. During intermission there will be a buffet of desserts and refreshments donated by supportive businesses and parents. Chickies was one of the first to promise to donate and Judy is a VSS grad herself. We are also sponsored by Cooper’s, PHOTO SUBMITTED Cobs, Butcher Boys, M&M Meats, Swan Lake Committee member Mary Jacobson, Chickies Cupcakes Nurseryland, Safeway and Save-On Foods. owner Judy Shirley, committee chair Jenn Smidt and stuMany generous parents are also donating baking. dent chairperson Eleanor Wearing check out the sweet Tickets are $8 each, available at the school office treats at Chickies. or the door. Reserve by calling Jenn Smidt at 250-545-3412 or e-mail jagbc@telus.net Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 for more information. HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & INFORMATION If you are one of the many in the North Okanagan who is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need of confidential information, support and/or advocacy, call Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. SUBSTANCE AFFECTED GROUP Vernon Mental Health and Addictions offers a group for individuals experiencing a loved one struggling with a substance misuse issue. Learn about the complex issues of substance misuse/addiction, while increasing your capacity to support an individual struggling with substance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, please contact Vernon Mental Health and Addictions at 250-549-5737. B.C. INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. For more information about membership or volunteering, call 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for more info. PAINTING CLASSES Held Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Learn about mixing water with watercolor or acrylic paints, choose your style and medium, learn how to sketch if desired. Cost $10 a session; instructor is Lou Hammond. Call Olena at 250-547-8866 CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE Become a member, bring your ideas and let’s get creative. Members can help stage events and workshops in all artistic mediums or showcase their own work if they choose. If you have an interest in the arts or heritage or just want to be part of something special, become a member of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and help us create a thriving creative centre for the community. We need your support! See www.caetaniculturalcentre.org SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU The Seniors Information and Resource Bureau is now located in the People Place, room 005, 3402-27th Ave. For seniors info., please call 250545-8572, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our website at www.socialplanning.ca or e-mail sirb@socialplanning.ca FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $7.50 and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go directly to local charities. CARCINOID CANCER SUPPORT GROUP If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a group, please call Joanne at 545-3967. Together we can make a difference, in our lives and the lives of others. TINY TOT HAND DRUM GROUP For children two to six years at the Aboriginal Infant/Early Childhood Development Program, free, every Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m., at 2902-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. WEIGHT AND SEE DROP-IN PROGRAM Weekly program will be held Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon for families at the Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses will be present to weight and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. There will be information available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. For more information, call 250-549-5721. VERNON TABLE TENNIS CLUB Meets Fridays at Halina Centre, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call Ron Dickey at 545-1842. MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP Meets Fridays from 3 - 4 p.m., at Peer Outreach Centre, 3100-28th Ave. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. Call Patricia, 558-6900; Gail, 260-3879.

VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON FRIDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Kalamalka Group (H) open meeting, noon at Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Lumby New Freedom Group, (X) open meeting 7 p.m., Catholic Church, 2202 Park Ave. Malia Group (X) open meeting at 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon (H) Handicap Access. (X) No Handicap Access.

APRIL 2 THE SHOPARAMA SPRING MARKET April 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vernon Rec. Centre, 3310-37th Ave. Market boasts entrepreneurs, crafters and homebased businesses; baking, too! Entertainment, goodies for the kids, door prizes and a yummy concession hosted next door at the Curling Club. Admission free, but you are invited to bring nonperishable food item for the Food Bank. For more info. or to book a booth, call 250-542-5983 or e-mail to ingridbaron3@shaw.ca OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ April 2, the Salmon Armenians play at Vernon Jazz Club 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20 at Bean Scene or Bean to Cup. Call Dot at 250-5424042 by Friday 1st if attending to enable seats to be saved. PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Odd Fellow’s Hall, 3005 Wood Ave., Armstrong, April 2 from 7:30-10 p.m. To rent flea market tables at $5 each call Shirley at 250-546-3575. GALA FOR CANCER Classical music featuring Lauren Treleaven on flute accompanied by Elizabeth Wocks, April 2 at 7 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3412-15th Ave. Tickets: Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation office or Nolan’s Pharmacy; $10 in advance, $12 at the door. DINNER BANQUET WITH ANDREW KAMINSKI Colorado business leader Andrew Kaminski is speaking at the Schubert Centre, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in an event sponsored by the FGBMFI of Canada. Born and raised in Denver, Kaminski has owned a number of banking institutions, trust companies, real estate firms, as well as farms, ranches and a western wear store. He made a name for himself after we was arrested by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for failure to comply with some of the rules and regulations in the “fine print.” It was then he had a life changing encounter that would alter his path. Tickets $20, children 12 and under, $10. Call 542-5961 or 308-9404 for reservations. USED BOOK AND GARAGE SALE The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, Vernon Centre, holds semi-annual used book and garage sale fundraiser April 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taoist Tai Chi Hall, 3105-28th St. All books sorted into categories and arranged alphabetically by author. Browse for your favourite authors, and look at the large selection of garage sale items while there. Enjoy coffee and a muffin while you watch classes and demos of Taoist Tai Chi, which is ongoing throughout the day. Better yet, join in! For more info., call 250-542-1822 or e-mail vernon@taoist.org BC CONSERVATIVE CONSTITUENCY ASSOC. AGM Annual general meeting April 2 with lunch at noon, Salmon Arm Seniors Activity Centre, 170-5th Ave. SE. Guest speaker: Darrel Stinson. KELOWNA SINGLES CLUB DANCES April 2, Rutland Centennial Hall, 180A Rutland Rd. N. Kelowna. Music by Vic & the Bandmasters. Doors open 7 p.m. Dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Bar and refreshments available at reasonable cost. Light lunch at 10:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: members $9; non-members $12. Memberships $12 per year. Call 250-763-1355 or 250-763-1867.


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Community Calendar APRIL 2 KNITTING CIRCLE AT GALLERY VERTIGO First and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. All knitters and crocheters welcome. Drop in and join local fibre artist and passionate knitter Janet Armstrong, for knitters of all experience. Expert knitters will be on hand to offer help and advice to beginner and intermediate knitters if desired. Bring along your current project and completed projects for show and tell if desired. Goodies are often brought in by members of the group and coffee is provided by the gallery. Admission is a $5 donation to Gallery Vertigo’s Smarties Family Sunday Art Program. For more info., call 250-503-2297 or see www. galleryvertigo.com or e-mail info@galleryvertigo.com AA MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS Saturday Serenity group (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. (H) Institutional meeting (H) open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 Street, Vernon. “A Way Out” meeting,” closed, 8 p.m. (H) at Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., enter off 26th St. Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (H) Handicap access. (X) No handicap access. FREE HOT LUNCH FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN For families with kids zero to six: Saturdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for a free nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. YOUTHGLO!! YouthGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more info. e-mail youthglo@hotmail.com THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. Contains current info. that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feeling lucky today? Check out our meat draw Saturdays at 3 p.m. Dinner, followed by entertainment, every Saturday. FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Do you have trouble controlling your food? We are a fellowship of individuals recovering from food addiction. No dues or fees. For more info., call Sylvia at 250-548-3346. BISHOP WILD BIRD SANCTUARY If you’re looking for an active way to spend time with your community this spring, please join us April 2 for a perennial plant salvage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All willing workers welcome, kids too! Please e-mail to bishopwildbird@ gmail.com, call us at 250-542-5122 or simply show up on the day. To get to the sanctuary, travel on Kal Lake Rd., as if you were going to Kal Lake Park, take Kidston Road to Coldstream Creek Rd. (first four-way stop), turn right towards the lake. The sanctuary is the last driveway on the left. Limited parking available on the street.

UPCOMING THE LAKE COUNTRY MUSEUM invite you to a public presentation at Creekside Theatre April 3, 1:30 p.m. “Building the Kettle Valley Railway: Myra and its Men,” presented by Dr. Maurice Williams and Dr. Richard Garvin of UBC-O, who established the Myra Canyon Research Project to uncover history behind this section of the Kettle Valley Railway. Maury William’s book, Myra’s Men, available for purchase, as well as artwork by local artist Margaret Kyle. Admission by donation. Doors open at 1 p.m. MEDITATION GROUP Meets twice per month in Vernon on the Sunday closest to the new and full moons. Next events: April 3 and 17 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Inner Light Yoga Studio, 2807 44th Ave., Vernon. Everyone welcome. Attendance by donation. Facilitated by Elara, a renowned spiritual teacher and energy healer. For more information see www.transformationwithelara.com/ Latest-Events-2.html or contact Elara at 250 306 5325 COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. (Band prelude starts about 6:30), First Baptist Church (1406 – 32 Avenue). The Sing-along Band will play and Karl Janzen will lead as we sing our favourite hymns, and southern gospel songs. Invite your friends to join with us for this hour of sharing God’s love through music. SUPPORT & EDUCATIONAL GROUP For parents of children with autism or related disorders meets April 4 from 7-9 p.m. NONA Child Development Centre, 2802-34th St. For more information

contact Lorraine Donald, Family Support Social Worker, at 5491281. New group members are always welcome! KALAMALKA SPEAKERS LUNCH & LEARN SERIES April 4 “The War on Drugs and the Need for Reform” with David M. Kennedy. The failed drug war is costing us $320 billion worldwide per year. The effects are increased violence, cheaper and more available drugs, and warring cartels with thousands dying. We need to move towards legal regulation, and see drug use as a health problem, not a criminal problem. David M. Kennedy is a retired medical doctor, and also an accredited marriage and family therapist, who worked in India for 6 years, and practised in Vernon from 1971 until 1999. Kalamalka Lecture Theatre 12:30-1:20 p.m. Okanagan College. Free lecture and parking in student parking lots. FILM SCREENING AT VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY April 5 at noon, The Gilded Age, PBS Home Video documentary. Join us at the gallery for a noon-hour film screening. Call 250-545-3173; the gallery is at 3228-31st. Ave. See www.vernonpublicartgallery.com INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING/FLY CASTING The Kalamalka Fly Fishers’ course will teach you everything you need to know to start and enjoy fly fishing. Five-night course covers equipment, knots, finding fish, local entomology and fly-casting. Equipment not needed for first night. We will start from beginning and teach you proper techniques to cast. Learn to cast into wind and add distance. Course runs April 5 to May 3, Tuesdays 7 to 9 p.m. Register at the Vernon Rec Centre or online at www.greatervernonrecreation.ca (Course code #24291). Cost is $80.64 per person. More info., call Ruben at 250-558-5362 or see www.kalflyfishers.ca VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE SPRING CLASSES Planning ahead? Register now for the Youth Summer Art Camps. Details at www.vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ April 5, weekly coffee 10 a.m. at Red Barn, Come out and meet new friends and pick up activity list for the month. April 6, spring hike to Cosen’s Bay. Bring a lunch, Call for car pool area and time. We are also attending the Louisiana Hayride Apr. 9 at the Performing Arts Centre. 260-5238. HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES Course is ideal for beginning photographer, or someone who wants to know how and when to turn camera off auto. Three two-hour modules, April 5, 12, 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. For users of point and shoot digital cameras, hybrid or digital single lens reflex, course has applicability for film users. Many of the shooting concepts are the same. Taught by Tom Skinner. Participants must pre-register. Call 250-545-3173 to signup. Cost is $99 + hst (members) and $115 + hst (non-members). THE LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets the first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie for details at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE AT CHARLES BLOOM April 6, Bloom will host combined, parent/teacher interview and Community Open House to focus and highlight initiatives and programs at Bloom as well as provide an opportunity to gather as a learning community, socialize and celebrate student success. The opportunity to gather as a community to look at excellence at Bloom through the lens of student ownership ties directly into school goal, “To improve the success rates of students in courses and embed student success in the culture of Charles Bloom Secondary School.” LUMBY UNITED CHURCH CELEBRATES On April 7, the historic building marks 116 years of faithful service to people in Lumby and area and remains a vital part of the community, Please join us for a Sunday service at 11 a.m. or drop by the hall for tea after church. At our April 10 service, “the little church building on the corner” will observe our 116 years of service. STRICTLY BALLROOM DANCING starts April 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. and continues every Thursday evening for the month of April. Proper dress required (no jeans). All levels of ballroom dancers, singles and couples are welcome. Join us at the Legion, 4607 29th St. For more info call Judy at 542-7773 or Dawn at 558-9974. FEDERAL SUPERANNUATES AGM Annual general meeting April 7 at 10 a.m., the People Place, across from Canadian Wholesale Club. Election time; please make an effort to attend. PHILOSOPHERS’ CAFE FORUM IN NORTH BX Hosting the fabulously funny Michelle Holland and her topic of “The Philosophy of Humour.” Join us as she shares her humour in story-telling format regarding life, love and our journey here. By exploring the topic of humour,

and discussing its important role, Michelle will open doors to a greater understanding of the ultra positive mind-body humour connection and illustrate her message of courage, hope, and love for self and others! April 7 at 7 p.m. Call Julie at 250-545-9044 or e-mail philcafe@uniserve.com to reserve your spot; $5 admission. SOVEREIGN LAKE AGM April 7, 7 p.m., Schubert Centre. SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOOK SALE April 7, 8 and 9, Village Green Mall. Through the generous donations of new and used books from the public we have collected an assortment of more than 10,000 quality books of every description. Books have become the focus of an ongoing fundraising program for Special Olympians in Vernon. For more info. or to donate books, call 250-545-1287. DANCE AT THE ENDERBY SENIORS’ COMPLEX April 8, The Wildwood Band is playing, 2-4 p.m.All welcome. THE THREADS THAT BIND US, 3004 B 31st St., welcomes all to their Mini-Psychic Fair, April 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. Variety of practitioners, including Tarot readers, Reiki practitioners, psychics, channellers, and holistic health practitioners, who will offer short samples of their services for discounted rate. Admission is minimum $2 donation, to earthquake & tsunami relief efforts for Vernon’s sister city, Tome, Japan. For more information, contact Sable or Brenda at 250-540-0341, or email Sable@thethreadsthatbindus.net. ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE DINNER & AUCTION Annual fundraiser April 8 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Emcee is Mike Roberts, with CHBC; auctioneer is Kevin Rothwell. Silent and live auctions, live entertainment, buffet dinner. Tickets $65 per person, with $25 charitable donation receipt provided. Tickets at Ticket Seller, 380033rd St. or online at www.ticketseller.ca. All proceeds benefit the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. See abnc.ca for more information. NORTH OKANAGAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION Volunteer orientation and training April 9 at 2 p.m. for NOTRA, at Historic O’Keefe Ranch north of Vernon. Volunteer time commitment is about three hours per week for the spring session which runs April 11 - May 26th. Horse experience is an asset, but not a necessity. Contact 250-549-0105 or notra@telus.net for more information or check out our website at www.notra.info GIANT GARAGE SALE AT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at 3300 Alexis Park Dr. More than 10,000 square feet filled with bargain prices! Join us! BENEFIT FOR KAEL SCOTT April 9, for Kael Scott, who is a young burn victim featuring The Dirt and 50/50 draws with cover charge going to his family. Hosted by the Vernon Fire Department. Cover charge $5. Starts 8:30 p.m. Sneakers Sports Bar, Village Green Hotel, 4801-27th St. Call 250-542-3321. KEYBOARD MUSIC LESSONS AT ARTS CENTRE With instructor Melly Oey at Vernon Community Arts Centre, Polson Park. For children, classes will run April 9- June 11, Saturdays for eight sessions, 45 minutes each individual sessions. Adult classes, will run Mondays, April 11- June 27 and Tuesdays, April 12- June14, 10 sessions, one hour each individual session. For more information or to register, please call VCAC at 250-542-6243. 19TH ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE Annual event hosted by Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society April 9 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at museum and art gallery, 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd. Tens of thousands of books to choose from and more put out daily. Call 250-546-8318.


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The Centre for

Awakening Spiritual Growth Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry

CELEBRATING EVERY SUNDAY 10:30 TO 11:45 AM AT: THE SCHUBERT CENTRE - 3505 - 30th Ave., VERNON * Live Music * Joyful Messages * Reiki/Healing Circle Following Service

OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall

Sunday April 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 pm Speaker: Fred Cardinal Music: Christina Cardinal

Pastor Fred & Christina Cardinal 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959

Community Baptist Church

Welcome to P.V. Church

6161 P.V. Road We believe in the unity of all believers, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Hero here!

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Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist

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Join us Sunday 10:00am SUNDAY SERVICE: 10 AM Special Speaker: Andrew Kaminski

MONDAY: ALEXIS PARK KIDS CLUB TUESDAY: PRE-TEENS WEDNESDAY: AMPLIFY YOUTH

Spending time in Worship and Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word Toddler Care available Sunday School for ages 3-11 Pastor: Rick Corak

3412 - 15 Avenue (Mission Hill) 250-545-5941

VERNON FAMILY CHURCH A Place to call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeâ&#x20AC;? 3508-25th Ave â&#x20AC;˘ 545-7978 Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling

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Sunday Services

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Join us each Sunday

Sunday Worship 10am Wed. Bible Study 7pm Friday Coffee House 7pm

1st Service 10:00am 2nd Service 2:00pm

Pastor Dithmar Molzahn

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Come, Worship with us!

Knox Presbyterian Alexis Pk. Dr. at 32nd Avenue â&#x20AC;˘ 250-542-8613

Enjoy traditional services with organ & choir in a friendly, welcoming congregation

OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH

This Sunday: 9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing 10:00 a.m. - Communion Sunday Rev. Dr. Ed Millin - Lenten Series: The Inner Wilderness Sermon #2: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Live with DifďŹ cult Peopleâ&#x20AC;?

10102 Middleton Drive Coldstream â&#x20AC;˘ 542-1276

Mass: Sunday 10:30am 1st Sunday of the Month Sunday 7pm Mass

*With Sunday School & Nursery

PEACE LUTHERAN ELCIC 1204-30th Avenue 545-5787 Fax: 545-2267

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4312 - 25 St, Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ 250-542-7894 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Gary Glanz

Worship Holy Communion & Sunday School

9:30am German Service

Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

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SUNDAY SERVICES

10:30am Worship Service

Pastor Richard D. Schulz

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 3300 Alexis Park Drive â&#x20AC;˘ (250) 545-0797

10:00 am Lent IV with Sharon Ferguson-Hood

Reflection: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michal & Harrietâ&#x20AC;? Ministers: Rev. Sharon Ferguson-Hood, Leanne Benoit & Rev. Bob Thompson

Visit our websites: www.unitedchurchvernon.com & www.camphurlburt.com

WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM Pastor Larry Woelke preaching â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before The Churchâ&#x20AC;? Acts 1:1-11 CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHURCH AT 10AM LEAD PASTOR: LARRY WOELKE ASSOCIATE PASTOR: GREG SUMNER

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 3908 - 27th St, Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ 250-545-7700 www.faithbaptistvernon.com â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Larry Dyck

Sunday

Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM

9:30 am Adult Sunday School Class 10:30 am Morning Worship Service (nursery care available) Sunday School for age 3 - gr. 5 Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study and Prayer Time

FAMILY WORSHIP

Speaker: Clint Batchelor Weekly Fellowships, College & Career, Youth

4506 - 29th St 545-2927 Pastoral Staff: Clint Batchelor & Erol Bortucene

(Sunday School for the children)

7pm Evening Service Wednesdays Bible Study & Prayer 7:30pm

5661 Silver Star Road, Vernon 250-549-3095

5600 MacDonald Rd.

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7:45 a.m. Traditional Eucharist (BCP) 9:15 a.m. The Table* 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist (BAS)*

CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH

First Baptist 1406 32nd Ave.

Phone 250-542-0128 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Dan Watt

2607-27th Street 542-1276

10:00am Sunday

Mass: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 8:30 am 7:00 pm

Worship Service Impact Youth Noon Sundays

VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH 2601 - 43rd Avenue 250-545-7105 www.vernonalliance.org

Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 9:30 & 11:11am

Stuart McKnight Revelation Revealed Part 4 All are Welcome â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followersâ&#x20AC;?

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH

Son Kids Trekking Adventure www.ďŹ rstbaptistvernon.net

1st Sunday of the Month No 7:00 pm Mass

Eckankar Vernon invites you to an ECK Worship Service to explore the theme:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Over Fearâ&#x20AC;? Date: April 3, 2011, 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Noon Location: Halina Centre Club Room In the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre 3310 - 37th Ave. Info: 250-307-6677 www.eckankar-bc.ca

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s the federal parliament slid once again into partisan mayhem, former finance minister John Manley was on CBC television, making me wish he would bring his voice of reason back to Ottawa. Liberal and NDP supporters had been taking turns with accusations that the Conservatives’ corporate tax cuts only help the rich. “That’s stuff that we used to hear in the ’70s,” Manley said. “I thought that people had grown away from that.” He then patiently explained that the key holdings most in peoples’ retirement plans are bank, petroleum and other bluechip stocks. His Liberal government’s strategy of competing for business investment in a global economy has wisely been continued under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Yet much of our political discourse at all levels of government still imagines class warfare between tycoons in silk top hats and a ragged, powerless peasantry. For B.C. voters, 2011 is shaping up as the most politically empowered year ever. The May 2 federal election now gets in line with a by-election for Premier Christy Clark, a referendum on the harmonized sales tax, municipal elections in November and potentially, an early provincial election as well. Will all these contests raise the level of debate? So far it doesn’t look good. This fourth federal election in seven years could have had one benefit. But Clark did not see fit to abandon the hare-brained scheme to rush through the HST referendum in June, and now the B.C. government risks losing the tax argument amid all the noise.

If the HST vote had been left to September, more people might come to appreciate that taxes on business investment and income are going out of style. An Angus Reid poll came out last week finding that one third of B.C. residents would now vote to keep the HST, compared to 54 per cent who would take B.C. back to the 1970s. Another Tom Fletcher contest being overshadowed is the B.C. NDP leadership, and that’s a ’70s show as well. Raising the minimum wage to $10.25 isn’t good enough. Candidate Nicholas Simons tried to raise his profile by suggesting that it should be hiked 50 per cent, to $12. Heck, why not raise it to $20? If you’re stuck in the ’70s and can’t comprehend the downside of stateimposed prosperity, why not just make poverty history? Federal NDP leader Jack Layton informed an anxious nation that he wouldn’t support the Conservative budget because it doesn’t “lift all seniors out of poverty” or “create” enough doctors so everyone can have one. Cuba has “created” plenty of doctors. Mind you, they get paid $25 a month in addition to their food ration cards, so perhaps that socialist Utopia should raise its minimum wage. I watched another ’70s show last week, attending the B.C. Teachers’ Federation convention at the Victoria Conference Centre. Before Education Minister George Abbott arrived, delegates passed a typically self-righteous resolution demanding all levels of government immediately get rid of poverty. How? Create poverty reduction plans with measurable

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goals. Right, kind of like those five-year plans for tractor production the Soviet Union had back in the ’70s. Once Abbott arrived to hold out

the olive branch, the BCTF’s usual demands resumed. More teachers, more support staff and raises of 10 per cent or more. Does anyone on the BCTF executive know

how to synthesize information? Can’t they see a connection between the big raises and staff increases they demand and what’s

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Copies of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected at the of¿ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan on or after March 31, 2011 and up to and including April 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory holidays. You may provide input: By e-mail: publichearing@rdno.ca prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011 By letter: to the address provided below, please ensure that letter is received at the RDNO of¿ce prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011; or In Person: Attend the Public Hearing to present submissions. Be advised that: 1. Your name and residential address must be included with your submission; and 2. Written submissions are subject to public disclosure. PLANNING DEPARTMENT 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Phone: 250-550-3746 / Fax: 250-550-3701

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COLUMBIA SHUSWAP REGIONAL DISTRICT

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED: SALMON VALLEY LAND USE AMENDMENT (NAMISLO) BYLAW NO. 2546 TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the Local Government Act the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (“Regional District”) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed Salmon Valley Land Use Amendment (Namislo) Bylaw No. 2546. The Board of Directors of the Regional District has delegated the public hearing to Director Rene Talbot as Director of Electoral Area ‘D’, being that in which the land concerned is located, or Alternate Director Joy De Vos if Director Rene Talbot is absent. At the public hearing those persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. The Board of the Regional District will not consider any verbal or written representations or submissions after the public hearing. Please be advised that written submissions received will be available to the public and the applicant. Submissions will be received in the Regional District Of¿ces until 4pm on Wednesday April 6th, 2011 or may be submitted until the close of the public hearing. LOCATION AND DATE OF HEARING: The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Silver Creek Community Hall, 3048 Hornsberger Rd., Silver Creek, BC. EXISTING USE: Rural

PROPOSED USE: Rural Holdings

PURPOSE OF BYLAW NO. 2546: Bylaw No. 2546 proposes to amend Schedule A, OCP Designations (maps) which form part of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 by redesignating that part of the South West ¼ of Section 7 Township 18 Range 10 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District which lies to the West of the Westerly Boundary of Plan KAP47258 from R-RURAL to RH-RURAL HOLDINGS. CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR

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Bylaw No. 2546 also proposes to amend Schedule C, Land Use Zones (maps) which form part of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 by rezoning that part of the South West ¼ of Section 7 Township 18 Range 10 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District which lies to the West of the Westerly Boundary of Plan KAP47258 from R-RURAL to RH-RURAL HOLDINGS. The applicant would like to rezone from R-Rural to RH-Rural Holdings in order to create one additional lot. The property is more particularly shown hatched on the sketch below.

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The above description of the purpose and effects of Bylaw No. 2546 are only general. The bylaw may have an impact on property owners and tenants in occupation within the area. It is therefore important for all property owners and tenants in occupation to inform themselves fully as to the nature and effect of the bylaw. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 and amending Bylaw No. 2546 and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the of¿ce of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning Friday March 25th, 2011 and ending Wednesday April 6th, 2011 but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. This notice is issued by Scott Beeching, Senior Planner II, Development Services, Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The mailing address for Mr. Beeching is Columbia Shuswap Regional District, PO Box 978, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1. Telephone: 1-250-833-5930; Fax: 1-250-8323375; Toll Free (BC only) 1-888-248-2773.


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Biologist recommends drinking water protection zone JUDIE STEEVES Black Press

An 85-metre zone of protection around drinking water reservoir lakes and transmission creeks has been recommended by a local aquatic biologist in a presentation to the managers of water utilities in B.C. Heather Larratt recently told the Water Supply Association of B.C. about a study she undertook of source water protection zones. “There’s no substitute for source water protection,” she said. Although existing uses would likely have to be grandfathered, such a requirement could be applied to proposals for any new construction or activities, she noted. In fact, she questioned whether we shouldn’t be purchasing back the lakefront cottages on reservoir lakes. B.C. is behind the times when it comes to protecting domestic watersheds. In many other parts of the world, including China and Chile, they are purchasing back watershed land in order to protect drinking water quality, she said. Larratt has 30 years experience as an aquatic biologist, consulting throughout the Okanagan and across the country, working for both government

and corporations. She told the water utility administrators that water is what makes a lake a lake. “Of the total, 25 per cent is the mud lining the bottom, 25 per cent is the shape of the bowl, and 50 per cent is the incoming water quality,” she said. The water quality changes during its storage in the lake, as algae increase, sediments and cysts go down and usually nutrients also go down, while pH goes up, she explained. “When you say ‘lakes,’ everyone envisions different things,” she said. And, many people just don’t recognize that their little activities can make a big difference to the quality of water in the lakes they use for one purpose or another. Urban areas are under threat, and intake protection zones would help to protect drinking water, she said. That would be a scientific way to define a small zone that is the most vulnerable, but a manageable area, in size, without having to deal with the entire lake. She has been conducting experiments to determine exactly what is ‘the’ most critical zone in the area of an intake, considering such variables as water currents, weather, wind

patterns and depth. Keeping within a two-hour travel time for a contaminant, a 300-400 metre zone

would help to protect an intake, she determined. That would be a zone within which no

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 225 AND 226 OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

new stormwater outfalls would be permitted, for instance. However, she says she hasn’t yet been

able to find a political vehicle for protecting the water within that protection zone, and is now looking for ways

to implement the zoning. “It’s all about protecting drinking water at its source.”

WORKSAFEBC – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF B.C. HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended) The proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) pertain to: • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to a third option to protect workers assigned to work alone in a late night retail premises.This third option is proposed because some employers have found it impracticable to install barriers to separate workers from the public or alternatively employ two workers on shift during late night hours; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements; and consequential amendments to Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to updating asbestos requirements; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements – relating to updating the reference to the Pesticide Control Act; • Part 9, Confined Spaces – relating to clarifying that atmospheric testing must be conducted by a qualified person; • Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment – relating to safer driven-feed mobile chipper requirements; • Part 14, Cranes and Hoists – relating to updating the reference to the Elevating Devices Safety Act; • Part 15, Rigging – relating to clarifying the correct number of wire rope clips to be used in wire rope splices; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to the requirement for trailer units with a dump box to have a permanently affixed mechanical device capable of supporting the empty box in the raised position; • Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to new requirements that concrete pumps and placing booms meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z151-09; • Part 23, Oil and Gas – relating to updating the reference to the Power Engineers and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; • Part 28, Agriculture – relating to the requirement for rollover protective structures on agricultural tractors; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “prior approval” or “prior permission” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified for change by identifying specific requirements or referencing standards are as follows: Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, relating to extended work periods; Part 14, Cranes and Hoists, relating to chimney hoists; Part 19, Electrical Safety, relating to high voltage; Part 21, Blasting Operations, relating to mobile drill rigs; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “acceptable to the Board” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified are in Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements, and relate to: the removal of asbestos debris and acceptance from the Board; posting warning signs and acceptance from the Board; and monitors and alarms for equipment and machinery and acceptance from the Board. PUBLIC HEARINGS You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604-232-7744 or toll free in BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at www.worksafebc.com. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 3, 2011 May 10, 2011 May 12, 2011 May 31, 2011 June 2, 2011 Session Times:

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Joyce Irene MarĆ&#x;n

In Memory of our Husband, Father and Grandfather

January 3, 1932 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 12, 2011

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May 1, 2006 Loved, Remembered and Sadly Missed BILL CLARK March 21, 1954April 2, 2004. I laugh, I cry,I remember. Love Lorraine

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It is with great sadness that we share with you that Joyce Irene MarĆ&#x;n passed away on March 12, 2011 in Vernon BC at 79 years of age. Joyce was loved by all that knew her and will be missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband Ray; children, Tracie (Darin), Mark, Glenn (KaĆ&#x;e); grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, Colin, Sarah, Alexandria, Chris, and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Caius. Also survived by her only sister Sylvia, nephews Paul & Colin & numerous family members in England. Joyce was born on January 3, 1932 in London, England to Leonard and Elizabeth Baker. She arrived to Canada in 1956 and married Ray in 1957. A Memorial Service will be held on April 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Personal AlternaĆ&#x;ve Funeral Services (4417 29 Street, Vernon BC). In lieu of Ĺ&#x2021;owers, memorial donaĆ&#x;ons can be made to the Canadian Diabetes AssociaĆ&#x;on (www.diabetes.ca). Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@myalternaĆ&#x;ves.ca. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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Childcare Available 1 full time opening available, starting age 0-2, lots of TLC, exc. refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 20yrs exp. Wendy 250-558-0142. Little Ark Childcare Centre has 3 F/T spots available in their infant/toddler program for April 1. Please contact Janine or Jamie if interested. 778475-5505

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Albert E. Finch Apr. 14, 1920 - Apr. 2, 2009 This day we do remember, a loving thought we give to one no longer with us, but in our hearts still live

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MOERIKE Helen Marie Moerike passed away peacefully in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at the age of 79 years. She was predeceased by her husband Carol on January 17th, 2000. Helen is survived by her loving family: one son, Guy (Bev) Morris and one daughter, Darleen (Ken) Ante, all of Vernon; four grandchildren: Shelley (Jason) Henderson and their children, Carly and Liam, Melanie (Farren) Horsley and their son, Ethan, Shay (Dave) Hentschel, and Ryan Best, all of Vernon; stepgrandaughters: Lisa Ante of Nakusp and KrisĆ&#x; Ante of Montreal; four brothers: Don (Amy) Kirschner, Allan (Angie) Kirschner, Gordie (Heidie) Kirschner, all of Kelowna, and Bob (Ev) Kirschner, of Vernon; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with inurnment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A recepĆ&#x;on will be held in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. Friends wishing to make memorial contribuĆ&#x;ons in memory of Helen may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be oÄŤered at www.pleasantvalleyÄŹ.com

James Peter (Pete) Bubuik 1939 - 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Pete, age 71, on March 24. Born in Saskatchewan, Pete moved to the Armstrong area in 1948. There he resided until 1991, then moved, making Merritt his home. Pete is survived by his wife, Ollie; three stepsons, Troy (Tash), Treven, and Darren; two granddaughters, Talia and Madisen; one grandson (his little buddy) Tristin; Mother, Dorothy and stepfather, Gordon Jenson; brother George, also known as Yogi (Josie); two sisters, Rose (Paul) Pashnik, and Joyce Roch; plus many nieces and nephews. Pete was predeceased by his father, Bill and younger brother Gordon. Pete was well known for his passion for fast cars and his love of ďŹ shing. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Legion Hall, Merritt, on April 2 at 2:00 PM. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the net at www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

Margaret Ellen Kirk nee Findlater It is with hearĆ&#x17E;elt sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Ellen Kirk (nee Findlater) on March 28, 2011 in Vernon at 91 years of age. Margaret will be lovingly remember by her children Margaret Pustanyk, PauleĆŠe (Louis) Milan, Yvonne (Larry) Gagen, George (Sharon) Lacoursiere, Wendy (Gene) Polson, Patsy (Jim) Faulkner, Shirley Laponder, and Penny (Gary) Kirk. She will also be missed by her 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 5 greatgreat-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 1972 and her infant son Robert in 1968. She was born on October 22, 1919 in Alix AB. Funeral Service taking place Saturday April 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion United Church (2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Armstrong BC). Interment to follow at Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery (4320 Highland Park Road, Spallumcheen, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email armstrong@myalternaĆ&#x;ves.ca Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866


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McMurray, Iris Iris passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 26th, 2011 at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Neil, in 1992, sisters: Winnie, Doris, Ruby and brother, Albi. Iris was born in Galt, Ontario and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was three years old. She became a secretary for B.C. Tel in her early years and worked in athletics, doing hiking and some trapeze work. Iris was a great animal lover. She obtained a kennel license and raised small breeds of dogs after moving to Surrey, BC. In 1964, Iris and Neil, along with her youngest son, Roy, moved to Armstrong where she continued to raise dogs. After her husband’s death in 1992, she moved to Quail Run in Vernon and then to Somerset on Middleton Way. Iris will be sadly missed by her family: daughter, Carol Surkan (Gordon); son, Wayne (Barbara) and son, Roy; eight grandchildren: Treena Puente of Redmond, Wash., Shari Rysen and Tamara Hubacek, both of Coldstream; Lisa Spielman and Jason McMurray of Kelowna; Trevor McMurray of Alberta, Rhonda McMurray of Quebec and Darren McMurray of Alberta; sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lily Watson officiating. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. The family wishes to thank the nurses at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Dr. Long, Dr. Borchert and Dr. Dyck for their care. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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If you are looking for a way to earn extra income from home on a full or part time basis, setting your own hours, then this opportunity is for you. Become an independant representative marketing the project of the future-allowing you to deliver the future of communication today. Contact ACN independant Rep. Peter 250-558-7440.

LITTLE ARK INFANT/ TODDLER CENTRE looking for infant/toddler certified care givers for new program, competitive wage and benefits available. Send resume attention: Janine at little.ark@hotmail.com or 778475-5505

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U-Haul Company of Canada Ltd. (British Columbia) is currently looking for a dealer in your area. U-Haul not only pays the highest commissions in the industry- (22%) on average-but we pay them on time, every time. Our dealers can count on us, as they have for more than a half century. Our commission rate for full time, full line automated dealer (rents all U-Haul equipment and open 7 days a week) is: • New top notch equipment available for self moving customers

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St. Andrews United Church in Enderby, BC is accepting bids for a General Contractor to do Renovation work on the building. Deadline for bids April 21, 2011. For more information contact Elaine Nielsen at 250-838-0319.

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PART TIME RECEPTIONIST / ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR required for museum / art gallery. Candidate should have strong computer, marketing and public relation skills. 3 days per wk. Some flexibility in schedule is required. Staring wage is $14 / hr. Begins in May. Please send resume to Box 308, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0 or email asmas@telus.net by April 8th, 2011.

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SERVICE ADVISOR As our BUSINESS grows our Dealership will be busy and be fast paced. This position is solely suitable for a customer oriented, self motivated individual. If you are in the AUTOMOTIVE business, and have previous experience or sales experience and are looking for the training and guidance that are essential for long term success, we’d like to talk to you. Contact Dawn LaCroix, Service Manager

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Please contact Krista at 250-542-1404 (office) or 250-309-4199 (cell). You can also email us at krista@fosterdentalclinic.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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CDA needed for our busy, state-of-the-art office in Vernon. We are looking for a genuine individual who enjoys dentistry and working as part of a health care team. We are offering full-time hours to cover a maternity leave with the possibility of a permanent position.

Chair rental available, D Marie Hair Company. Drop resume at 2810A 48th Avenue or phone (250)260-4267.

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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 peopleplace@shaw.ca to set up appointment.

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Would you like to be recognized as a professional salesperson in one of the country’s leading automobile dealership groups? Our salespeople earn an excellent income and enjoy the benefits of working with a proven successful and progressive dealership. If you’re currently a professional in automobile sales or if you’re serious about a career change and are looking for the training and guidance with a dealership that cares about your long term success we’d like to talk to you. Contact: Dana Agar, Sales Manager 4607 27th St., Vernon, BC V1T 4Y8 • 250-545-2261 dana@vernondodge.com

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LOG TRUCK drivers for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. F/T, benefits included, to start immediately. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.

SEASONAL Labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms (Winfield). No exp nec. Must have own transp. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (inc heavy lifting) work in all weather cond. 6-7 days/wk, 10-12 hrs/day begin approx July 1st. Work incl tree planting, pruning & fruit harvesting. Pay $9.28/hr. Apply by fax: 250-766-0813 or email: jobs@coralbeach.ca

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

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French position; with the possibility of teaching in other subject areas. Interested individuals please send a resume and statement of faith to: Dan Demeter, Principal King’s Christian School 350 - B 30th Street NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 Phone: 250-832-5200 Fax: 250-832-5201 or Email: info@kingschristianschool.com 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

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE person needed. If you are interested,kindly email your resume to recruiter@chshug.com. For more information visit our website www.chshug.com Experienced Asphalt workers for local paving company needed, must have valid drivers license. 250-306-8840.

Kelowna company is looking for hard working individuals. We provide full training, no experience required. $2,500+/mo! Must be 18+ and able to start immediately.

CALL 250-860-9480 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 Due to business growth we now have an opening for a F/T Junior Receptionist. Some experience an asset, willing to train. Fax 778-475-5929 or email demara44@gmail.com

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SUPERVISORY POSITION 58th Avenue Location email resume to: mcdcareers@gmail.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 Exp. Nail Techs/Estheticians and hair stylist needed. Rent or commission. Bring in resume #5-3100 35th St or email carrie@greatescapesalon.com LOSE UP TO 30lbs in 30days ($$ for lbs.) 1-877-737-DIET or dietmagicresults@shaw.ca

LOOKING for mobile tire repair man, also willing to work inside retread plant, full time, must be experienced with mobile tire service. Call Hank 250-308-4337. MACHINIST REQUIRED for busy Coastal Logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. At least 4 years experience required. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-9564888 or office@lemare.ca. 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 Sheet Metal worker & apprentice req., residential. Quality first, experience an asset. Temporary work may lead to F/T. Wages neg, benefit plan. Reply to Box #4, c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5

Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892 FREE new treatments; 2nd yr Kinesiology student req. assistance for homework assignments. Colleen 250-308-9979

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FULL TIME EXPERIENCED TIRE TECHNICIAN Preference will be given to applicant that is highly motivated and can work with minimal supervision. Heavy duty experience as asset. Full benefits, great environment in a very busy local shop. Email: vernoncars@shaw.ca or apply in person with resume to: 4309 - 31st Street, Vernon vernon@integratire.com

WANTED - Mechanically inclined person for Sheet Metal Apprenticeship. Resume to 920 Waddington Drive, Vernon,V1T 8T3 or Fax 250-5428386. No phone calls please.

Medical/Dental Care aide/nurse wanted to accompany MS patient to California. All expenses paid, plus bonus. Must have updated passport. Call Deborah at 250260-2662 or debsite@telus.net

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Why do you work? For the paycheck? The benefits? A sense of professional growth and satisfaction? Most likely it is a combination of some or all of the above. North America Construction (1993) Ltd · NAC Constructors Ltd is one of Canada’s leading constructors of industrial, municipal and bio-energy projects. At NAC we understand that you want to feel supported, valued and rewarded and as a progressive company we can offer you a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package but we didn’t come this far by settling for what is expected. Staying competitive means recruiting and retaining the best talent and that means making sure our compensation, benefits, work environment and overall culture continue to be among the best the industry has to offer.

We are looking for experienced individuals to join our civil team for projects across Canada. If you are passionate about construction and want to join a Company where you can make a difference come and meet with us at our information session on

Friday, April 8th 2011 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9th, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 101-3590 Airport Road, Penticton, BC, V2A 8X1 Directions: 3590 Airport Rd, at the Penticton Airport, off of Skaha Lake Rd at the south end of town. If you are heading south to Penticton take Hwy 97 S and follow along the Channel Parkway to Skaha Lake Rd.  Turn right.  Turn right onto Airport Road. If you are heading north to Penticton take hwy 97 N to Skaha Lake Rd.  Turn left onto Airport Road.

Red Robin Canada is very excited to announce the opening of their newest location in Vernon, BC! With an expected opening at the beginning of May, we are currently accepting applications for the following positions: • Managers • Bussers • Servers • Dishwashers • Hosts • Line Cooks Red Robin exceeds guest’s expectations through our people, guided by our shared values of Honour, Integrity, Continually Seeking Knowledge and Having fun. We are looking for honest, fun, upbeat people who are willing to make a difference! If this resembles you or someone you know, please contact us at: Red Robin Vernon #400 – 5601 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC Phone: 250 542-3300 • Fax: 250 542-4491 or email: vernon@redrobincanada.com

LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT Seeking a highly skilled individual to join our busy litigation team. Please forward resume in confidence to: shelleyw@davidsonlaw.com davidsonlaw.com

Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. 250-979-2993 , Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or email admin@mscsteel.com

Work Wanted De-thatching & lawn mowing. Call 250-260-5993 MAN AND PICKUP Handyman 35 years exp. Ref’s avail. Joseph 250-308-2773

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Highway 97 Four Laning – Winfield to Oyama Windley Contracting (2010) Ltd. is currently accepting applicants for all positions for the Highway 97 Four Laning – Windfield to Oyama project. Please submit resume by Fax 250-758-0917 or email Chelsea@windleycontracting.com Experienced workers only need apply.

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Experienced CDA Required Dr. Dale Henry is looking for an experienced CDA to replace a long term employee retiring in June. Prostho module an asset. Office hours are Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

We know you have a choice in your career. And we want you to choose NAC so come and see us in Penticton!

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HEAVY DUTY Mechanic, willing to work on the road, maintaining fleet of trucks & equipment. Benefits, Co. vehicle, bonus program available. Fax (403)309-1944 or email tblltd@telus.net

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Resumes can be dropped off at … 201 - 3306 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon or faxed: 250-545-6872 or email: docsmiley@shawcable.com


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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

POST POUNDING & Excavating. Great rates. No transport fee. 250.308.5403.

A1 Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP, MOVING. Paul (250)550-4256 DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449 RUBBISH BUSTERS.20’ deck w/sides...anything/everything. Great rates - excellent service. Call Steve 250-549-6822.

ALFALFA ROUND bales first cut no rain good quality. Approx 600 lbs. $50 each or 10 or more $45 each. Barn stored. 250-546-9974 or 250260-8253. Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 Grass hay, $7.00 bale. Oat hay $5.00 bale, lrge bales, no rain, barn stored, ex horse feed, located in Armstrong. 250-546-6422. 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. HIGH QUALITY Grass Hay for Sale $7/bale. Enderby 250838-6669 HORSE & Cow Hay, Mixed hay $7/bale, Grass hay $6/bale, Cow hay $4/bale, Oat hay/straw $5/bale. Discounts for bigger orders (250)8354748 Small square bales, grass hay $4/bale. Alfalfa hay small square bales $5/bale. 250546-0537, 250-308-1037 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.

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Cairn Terrier puppies, 6 months old, registered, all shots, dewormed, $800. (250)546-0277, 250-309-0555.

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Legal Services 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

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPER Over 20 yrs exp. Simply Accntg/Quickbooks.250-487-9377,762-0229

Countertops CUSTOM ROCK COUNTERS March Madness Granite Sale Full Slab Granite Showers, maintenance free. Starting At $2295 GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Granite Kitchens, 3cm starting at $2495 Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 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.

Help Wanted

Garden & Lawn ALLIUM LAWN CARE. Spring Clean-Ups, Weeding. Exp’d & Insured. 250-307-4933 PRECISION Yard Care, 250306-9046. For ALL your yard care needs. Res./commercial PRUNING- shrubs, fruit trees, etc. Rototilling also available. Over 30 years experience. Also quoting on strata or residential lawn & garden maintenance. Meridian Lawn & Garden Care. Jan 250-5505386, mazerjan@hotmail.com Revive your lawn with aeration and de-thatching. Call 250-549-9388.

Home Improvements Hardwood, laminate and tile installation services, bonded, warrantied. Insured, over 30 years in Vernon. Free estimates, full service, moulding shop. 250-308-8449. Log cabins on display. Natural wood flooring, log sidings, Cedar & Pine T&G. Cedar decking. Special orders. 1-800-960-3388. Rouck Bros., Lumby. www.rouckbros.com

Misc Services Hot tub covers. Penguin Mfg. 250-306-5706

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

Tree Services Cheap danger tree removal by Certified faller. 250-546-6299 250-804-5113

Pets & Livestock

Boarding Horse pasture, shelter, tack barn, near R. Club, Coldstream. May 1. (604)925-4214

Equestrian CINDY Kirschman certified Chris Irwin coach & Trainer & C.H.H English & Western instructor is offering 2 horsemanship clinics for April. April 10 for ground work, April 16 ridding, $75 each. Limited class sizes for more individual attention. Also quarterspot ranch is having there first Funday of the year April 17, Covered area, Horner Rd. Lumby. For more info 250-547-9277 DIAMOND H TACK : 15th Annual Consignment Garage Sale! One Day Only! Sat., April 16, at 9am Sharp. Consign Any Of Your Horse, Rider, and Stable Products from March 26 to April 13.Pick up your consignment package, 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna, BC. 250-762-5631

Feed & Hay

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

1st Crop Grass/Alfalfa Mix For Sale, easy access. $6.50/bale. Call 250-545-1817 Free manure, you pay for trucking. Bark mulch & sawdust for sale. 250-804-6720

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Rubbish Removal

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.

BX AREA RT 73 - 25 St & 40 Ave (Seaton School) Available now

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

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

Very playful and affectionate, Two tone is looking for his forever home. 2505457535.

Buying, Selling?

2 male adult guinea pigs with cage, bowls, etc $75 obo (250) 558 0869 8wk old black female purebred Pug, $800. Has shots & vet check. 250-547-9643 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 7th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 FREE to good home. Terrier, Shih-Tzu cross. Fixed Yorky 1 year old. (250)517-9643

Livestock

Livestock

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

Casual Labour at professional Cattery, must have exp., can be done in conjunction with other job. (250)542-0743 German Rottweiler pups, 8wks, 1st shots, dewormed, Socialized $600 250-307-2333

IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.

Building Supplies

Paws U Luv Dog Training. A positive approach! Puppy kindergarten and Good Manners classes starting May 2 ($120 / 8 weeks.) www.pawsuluv.ca or call 250- 503-1073.

FREE ESTIMATE

CONCRETE WORK Sidewalks, retaining walls, steps, driveways, patio & general construction. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL

Shih-Tzu / Bichon puppies, $350 each. 8 weeks old (250)835-8616

250-545-6251 In Vernon since 1973

WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Food Products

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances

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.

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649

Naturally grown BEEF, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.65/lbs cwf. 250546-6494

Farm Services

Farm Services

WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL

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

BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS

Landscaping

Landscaping

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Auctions

OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL

Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191

4620-23rd Street

www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

SPRING HOURS Monday to Friday 8-6 Saturday 8-5 Closed Sunday

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

EAST HILL AREA RT 41 - 39 Ave & 12 St Available ASAP

HORSE AND TACK SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8 TACK: 5:00pm • HORSES: 7:00pm FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

250-546-9420 903 Raffan Rd, Armstrong, B.C.

contact Donna TuesdayFriday, 250-550-7901 for more info

Attention VALUED READERS We still have icy roads and driveways in the spring!

Please try to keep your driveway and

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

MACHINERY SALE

FIRST OF THE SEASON!

Saturday, April 2nd • 9:00 am

walkway clear of ice and help us

Consignments wanted & accepted until 3 pm Friday, April 1st

keep our carriers safe from accidents.

PARK N’ RIDE AVAILABLE - FOLLOW THE SIGNS!

Thank You

MorningStar

The

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

250-546-9420

903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C. Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

We load pickups, trailers, etc … and we deliver! • Screened Topsoil • Decorative Rock • Natures Gold Products • Bark Mulch • Manure and Peat • Sand and Gravel

542.7520

ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

LARGE. SMALL 250.541.0111 VISA DECORATIVE DEBIT SPRING HOURS MASTERCARD Mon. - Fri. INTERACT 8:00 am - 4:30 pm LAVA ROCK SENIORS DISCOUNT Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm SLATE Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm LANDSCAPE BLAST ROCK WHITE DOLOMITE BARK MULCH www.justrocks.ca TOP SOIL SAND & GRAVEL

JUST

ROCKS

NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL

186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION Kelly’s Construction Taping/Drywall/Finishing Textured Ceilings New or Additions Over 25 years experience

Local Westside Rd References

250-317-6260 Kelly Hinger

Lonestar Custom Carpentry

Nu-Look Homeworks

McLennan • Thompson

CONTRACTING

Journeyman, Licensed, Bonded Framing, Tile, Flooring, Bathroom, Decks, Custom Finishing, Window & Door Installs, Renos and Accenting, etc. Dana Ross 250-308-7540 DIY Consulting and Recommendations

Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PAT

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

GREG

549-0784 • 309-2570

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

HANDYMAN

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

JOB JAR

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

No job too small! 250-542-8368 (Home) Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)

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

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

K itchens 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

NEED A PLUMBER? WHY WAIT? Available on short notice! FREE ESTIMATES • LOW RATES

Jesse 250.540.4786

ELECTRICAL

220th 0thh A Anniversary i RENOVATIONS & & ADDITIONS ADDITIONS RENOVATIONS

ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

“I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave” “We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave” “We Recommend Him To You” FREE ESTIMATES • Call Dave

R. I. P. Mudjacking

& Underpinning Ltd.

• Lift sunken sidewalks, slabs, stairs,

Structural Steel Fabrication & Repairs Call 778-475-2088 Michael 250-550-3936

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

250-550-7900

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

Inside - Out • • • • •

TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS GENERAL REPAIRS & RENOS CARPENTRY 16 PLUMBING Years Experience

LTD.

pool decks and house foundations

• Form and place new sidewalks,

patios, driveways

!Free Estimates!

(250) 545-9522 (778) 475-3978

You Belong

HERE!

• Siding • Soffit

• General Carpentry • Aluminum Railings • New & Renovations • Vinyl Decking

GEORGE SIMMONS

CLEANING

C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459

House Cleaning

DIRECT APPLIANCE Major Appliance In Home Service

Servicing Winfield, Oyama, Vernon, Lumby, Cherryville, Falkland, Armstrong & Enderby

250-309-1380 • directappliance@hotmail.ca

Over 25 years experience.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY 250-550-7900

250-558-7653 250-558-7653

CONCRETE

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

Portable Welding

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

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

Manuela Weber (250) 540-9772 manuelaweber2710@gmail.com

Certified Journeyman Plumber/Gasfitter

WELDING

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

1-800-88-HANDY

250-540-3252

References • All Work Guaranteed

Call Errol or Roberta 250-545-3321

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

Finishing, Drywalling, Taping, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile Work, Basements & Framing.

For Free Estimate Call:

Quality Work Guaranteed

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

Renovation Wall & Floor

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

CHRIS - 250-540-0025

TIM 250-307-8772

PLUMBING

RENOVATIONS • FRAMING SIDING • CONCRETE FORMING

Red Seal Certified Refrigeration and Appliance Technician “C” BC Safety Authority Gas Licence

WINDOWS & DOORS

Enoch

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

Home Repairs

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

Dave - (250) 309 0206

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Tazz’s Concrete

“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

BRICK & STONE Brick or Stone Work Small Stucco Jobs 35 Yrs Exp. Call Mick

250-308-7180 250-545-4587

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


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STUCCO

PAINTING DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED

250-542-2599 250-540-3484

WHITESTONE PAINTING & RENOVATING

• Renovations Quality • Handyman Since 1989 CALL TOM: 308-8778

CARWAY STUCCO

ONE ROOM FREE FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED CALL FOR DETAILS

549-0115

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

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

308-9783 549-5140

SWIMMING POOLS

Shoeboxes welcome.

Diane 250-542-1306

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE Specializing in Small Businesses

250-545-8294

Designer & Installer

Lee (250) 260-0793

~ Custom Pools ~ Water Features ~ Pool Renovations ~ Retaining Walls

Garden Maintenance & Design

250-549-4242 50-549-4242

* Maintenance Programs * Tree & Shrub Care * Dethatching * Aeration * Lawn Mowing * Weed Control * Yard Cleanup

250-547-2429 250-306-9896 •

nagylandscaping@shaw.ca

www.poolspondsandwaterscapes.com

ROOFING

EEVERCARE VERCARE LANDSCAPING • HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE • TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEED • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • DUMP HAUL (NO HST)

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA

Glendale Roofing & Renovations

VERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342

Seniors Discount - Free Estimates

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

All Your Drywalling Needs

We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193 6083 Okanagan Ave, Vernon, BC V1H 1L9

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900 FENCING

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

Chris … Phone/Fax 558-0590 • Cell 309-0410

YOU

BELONG

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

Stone Paving & Landscaping

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care

* Residential * Commercial * Strata

Call or email jan for a Free Estimate

250-550-5386

• Design • Installation • Maintenance

558-3507

“Making Green Space YOUR Space”

www.outdooraspects.com

CONTRACTORS

Ultimate Enclosures Dave’s Landscaping Now Booking for Pruning, Power Raking, Fertilization, Weekly Lawn Care & General Yard Maintenance 45 Years ++ exp. Call Dave

250-253-2244 MACHINE SHEDS • WORKSHOPS HAY SHEDS • CATTLE SHELTERS • RIDING STABLES

250-308-8910

WOOD POST STRUCTURES COMPLETE METAL CLADDING

You Belong

EXCAVATING

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory

Email: ultimateenclosures@gmail.com

You Belong & TRUCK SERVICE LTD.

Call Noel 250-260-6756

Add-On Deer Fence

250-306-5206

NO JOB TOO SMALL

mazerjan@hotmail.com

“Improving Your Property One Visit at a Time”

Protect Your Property

H&G Metal Works

EMAIL: heritagestonepaving@hotmail.com

Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener

with the effective and virtually invisible 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

A.S. (Andi) Towns • Driveways Owner • Patios • Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 • Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539

Over 15 years Experience • Call for a Free Quote

- Spring Cleanup - 1 Ton Dump & Bobcat - Backhoe Full Excavating

www.deerstop.ca

250-550-7900

LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE

HERE! Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece •• Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residential• •15 12Years Years Experience

Ask for Early Booking Special HOT • COLD • STEAM • GRAFFITI REMOVAL Ph: 250-308-7940 www.mobilepressurewash.ca

DOWN-TO-EARTH

NAGY LANDSCAPING Will organize your paperwork & prepare financial statements. A/R, A/P, HST, payroll.

FOR ALL YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS

LANDSCAPING

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

Women with 10 yrs Horticultural Experience

BOOKKEEPING

PRESSURE WASHING

www.skullyshoe.com

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

EARTHWORKS LTD. Excavating, Trucking & Materials Bobcat, Mini Hoe, Residential, Earthworks Joe Prebushewski Cell: (250) 550-6208 Fax: (250) 549-3899 • Email: bearpawearthworks@telus.net


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Firewood/Fuel

Misc. for Sale

2 + cords full length apple wood, delivered $250. 250546-3505 PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.

appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. We also buy, sell & pick up.

Furniture

Call Dodds Auction 250-545-3259

5pc. pine bdrm set, like new, 3 chest of drawers & 2 night stands $475 obo. 250-5456174 Bedroom Sealy mattress set, 6 drawer blond wood dresser w/mirror & night table $475. 250-260-4188 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Long Floral Chesterfield $500. 250-260-6063 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 TV & Stand $100. 3 living room chairs $100 each. 250260-4188

Garden Equipment 1970 John Deere 6hp, 30” cut ride-on mower $250. 250-5032177 1970’s John Deere 214 lawn garden tractor, 7 attach’s, runs great, $2,000. 250-503-2177. Murry Ride On Mower 14.5hp 42” cut, $525. Also, very old Cooper Clipper roller blade mower with Briggs & Stratton motor, $50. 250-351-0355.

Heavy Duty Machinery 10 ton triple axle flat deck Pintle beaver tale & floating hip down ramps, air over hydraulic brakes, $2900 obo. 250-546-0452 966 Loader, $22,000. Saws & arbour’s, power unit. Call for details 250-379-2732 FREE Removal of unwanted equipment etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 WANTED: Farm tractor, 25 to 35hp, 3PH & loader. 250-5468630

WANTED Quality furniture, household

5 around cd player. $40. 19” color T.V. $20. Misc power tools, drills etc.,$10.00 up. 250-549-7015. 8x16ft, portable building, insulated, heated, fully wired, vaulted ceiling, $6000. 250308-0448 Air conditioner, portable $150. Table saw, Mark IV $400. 250545-8300 All carpets, hardwood, laminate & vinyl planking 40% off. 10 days only!! 250-260-8511 AUTOMOTIVE lift, Mowhawk 10,000lb brand new $3300. Boom truck 24’ boom, used for log building $1000. Mini bike Baja Chopper (Can. Tire) new, 20 miles $600. 2 Quads; Honda, Foremans, both $4500. Honda Scooter 48cc $250 (no license or insurance needed.) 4 new Quad tires $200. XLT Polaris snowmobile $1200. Riding lawnmower leaf catcher $100. 250-838-0066 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 Captains dbl bed $100, Toshiba 27” TV $150, Mom & Pop recliners $75 each (250)545-8300 Child swing set, exc cond. $50. (250)260-3862 Corner TV unit $100, 27” Toshiba TV $100. Long play records $300. 250-260-6063 Electric Scooter, c/w battery charger, basket, in good cond. $700. obo. 250-547-6330.

FREE REMOVAL of all unwanted vehicles & metals. No vehicle or metal too big. 250-351-9666

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-309-6107, 250-546-9536 GARDEN ROTOTILLNG 4’ rotovator. Reasonable rates. Book now. 250-549-4474. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com JVC DVD player $50, 250260-6063 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 New water softener unit, hooked up- but never used, $500. 250-542-8998 Nikon F80 camera body, c/w 2x converter. $200. (250)5423088 Old Cupboards. $80 obo. (250)549-3393 Queen mattress need replacing? Simmons, like new, for sale. Bought King. $150 obo. 250-260-6621. Salton Ice Cream Maker, made in Italy. Hardly used. Exc. cond. $35 obo. 250-5587848 Teak coffee table $75, teak end table $30, teak TV stand $80, teak dining table & 8chairs $150, (250)545-8300 Treadmill, hardly used, $500. (250)838-6653 Trimline treadmill $350. Sewing bust on stand $50. Antique side chair $50. 250-309-1323 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 Washer/Dryer $50, furnace $25, rain barrels $20/each. Firewood $50. 3ft vanity $25. (250)558-0871 Whirlpool electric stove, white, exc cond, $100. Medium size dog travel crate $40. New never used canoe paddle $10. 2 new adult floatation vests $15 each, never used. Propane camp stove $10. 5th wheel hitch lock $25. (250)542-3449 White 5ft tub & oval sink with taps. Free. In good cond. (250)542-6906

Compost wanted - (250)5457067

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Jewels, Furs

Super Used Book and Garage Sale

Medical Supplies

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Misc. Wanted

Stereo / DVD / TV

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

IM a private buyer/collector of 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1. I want to buy lots! All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521

Tannoy 15” dual concentric floor standing loudspeaker systems, drivers require new surrounds.Offers.250-545-5889

6603 Cameo Dr. Sat. Apr. 2, 8-12pm. MOVING SALE! Gardening tools, misc. electrical, kitchen table, futon, coffee table, end table, TV stands, baby stuff, quad helmets, truck rails, too many things to list!

Harwood Area 4407 25th St.

Tools

Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

Home/portable wood shop, must sell as unit, less than 1/2 cost. $6000. (250)542-3088

Musical Instruments

Garage Sales

PIANOS, serviced, tuned and delivered. Uprights from $599, Grands from $2500. Call World of Music 250-869-0819 or Toll Free 1-800-663-5183

Sporting Goods 14ft trampoline, used one summer, good springs. $140. (250)558-1560 CONSIGNMENT SPORTING GOODS, The Sports Store, 4412 - 27th St., Vernon 778475-5997. PRO skate sharpening, by donation, 100% of the proceeds to charity. LASER Sights, Red Dots, SKS’s from $199, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, Glocks, CZs $699+up. Ammo: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .44, .223. Repairs, refinishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6 Men’s right hand tailor made RAC HT irons. $200. (250)542-3088

Check Classifieds!

6760 Gooselake Rd. Sat. Apr. 2, 8-2. ESTATE TOOL SALE! Carpenter, framing & concert, compressor, welder, lots of hand & power tools & 2 patio sets. 250-503-7374

Garage Sales FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003

Buy, Rent, Sell! Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Saturday & Sunday, 8-4. Household items, oak dining room set, crafts, fishing, canning jars, beer making equipment/bottles, etc. 2107 39th St. Garage Sale, Household furniture, tools, etc. Saturday/Sunday, 8am-2pm. 4308 Westview Dr, Sat. 8-3pm Women & kids clothing, toys, sporting goods & furniture. #7-1040 Mt. Revelstoke Place. (Off Mt. Ida) Sat. April 2, 9-2. Households. 778-475-3200 7892 Ok Landing Rd. (In the rear of Relic’s Store) Fri. April 1, 8am-2pm. Numerous items.

Call us today at 250-549-4161

Foothills Building Lot 1434 Phoenix Ridge Lane

• Beautiful rancher lot with lane access and fabulous views • No HST - great value, all services available established neighbourhood • Loads of room to build your dream home and have extra parking for the toys

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- HUGE MOVING SALE RAIN OR SHINE. Oodles of good stuff, don’t miss this one! Everything but the kitchen sink. 2802 - 39 St. Saturday, April 2, 9:00-5:00.

7.98-acres, on Bodwell Rd. gently sloping, no buildings. $449,000. 250-260-3545

DEBBIE FISHER • DAN LOCHHEAD RE/MAX Vernon

Books, magazines, toys, household items, building materials, misc. April 2 & 3. 9am-5pm

Moving Sale; #11-3806 27 Ave. Sat. April 2, 8am-12. furniture, pots, clothes & books

1605 44th St.

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Misc. Wanted

Free scrap metal dump site. If it’s metal, we take it! 250-3096107, 250-546-9536

Big beautiful flawless 1.10kt diamond ring. Very valuable Price neg. 250-306-4616

Electric recline lift chair, very good cond. $350. 250-8386653 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,

Merchandise for Sale

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PROPERTY NOT SELLING? sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10

Buying or Selling

Dave Knows Homes.ca

123, 6688 Tronson Road, Vernon 0

,90 $209

JUST LISTED!

3 bed, 2 bath, 1360 sq ft Affordable home in Lakepoint Park. Vaulted ceiling, air conditioning, garage, fenced yard, small creek, RV parking, 55+ community close to beach & parks. MLS®

Dave DeShane 250-558-SOLD(7653)

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ALLIANCE REALTY

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Saturday, April 2 8 am - 2 pm SAT. & SUN., APRIL 2 & 3 1:00pm-4:00pm

Taoist Tai Chi Hall, 3105 - 28th Street. Call 250-542-1822 for more information.

Fantastic central location, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, very quiet, a new modular home with a lovely big bay window, carpet and lino. The kitchen is beautiful oak cabinets, new appliances. Central air. Washer and dryer are new and front loading. Relax at the end of the day in your wonderful soaker tub. 55+ park, no dogs. $ (private sale). 250-306-6262

Books are sorted into categories and alphabetized. Browse through many garage sale items. Enjoy coffee and a muffin while you watch Tai Chi Classes and Demos. No early birds please.

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OPENHOUSES WEEK-END DRIVE OPEN

ARMSTRONG 3780 Schubert Road - Willowbrook Sat & Sun, 1:00-3:30 starting at $299,000

COLDSTREAM 342 Scenic Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $534,900

DESERT COVE 435 - 4 Street Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $349,900

LAVINGTON 9842 Hill Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $439,000

OKANAGAN LANDING 7245 Longacre Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $399,900

2525 Jarvis Street - The Aspens Sat & Sun, 1:00-3:00 starting at $389,900

743 Mt Thor Drive Sunday, 12:00-1:45 $550,000

EAST HILL 1806 - 25 Avenue Saturday, 11:00-12:30 $339,900

MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 590 Mt Ida Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $599,900

8065 Beachcomber Bay Road Sunday, 1:30-3:30 $665,000

27, 3805 Patten Dr -Country Lane Thur to Sun, 1:00-3:00 starting at $399,000

12008 Cottonwood Lane Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $499,000

1034 Mt Ida Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $509,000

2920 Okanagan Street Sunday, 12:00-1:45 $274,500

11905 Husband Road Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $629,000

ENDERBY 173 Salmon Arm Drive Sat & Sun, 2:00-4:00 $269,000

CITY 3901 - 29 Street Sunday, 1:00-3:00

8613 Kalview Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $459,900 46, 7880 Kidston Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $529,900

127 West Enderby Road Sunday, 1:00-4:00 $379,000 807 Stanley Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $229,500

NORTH BX 5296 MacDonald Road Sunday, 12:00-1:30 $364,900 OKANAGAN LANDING 1000 Snowberry Road - The Breeze Sun-Fri., 11:00-4:00, Closed Sat. from $367,838

PARKER COVE 461 Ibis Avenue Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $267,000


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3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

ONE MONTH FREE RENT

SHOP FOR LEASE. 5177 Silver Star Road. 480 sq ft, 240V, Gas heat, AC, covered parking, storage. Available 1st May. 250-260-8618

5bdrm, 2living rm, 3bath, big family home. Fully fenced, garage opener, nice area, $1500 + utils, avail now, N/P N/S. Bella Vista Rd. 250-864-2786 Cabin on quiet Coldstream acreage against Kal park, 500 sq.ft., + loft, fully reno’d, n/s, avail April 15th.$800 + util. 250-308-8138. Charming 1914 heritage home, hardwood floors, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appliances, non smokers, n/p, Avail May 1. $1,000 plus util 250-503-2445. CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER. AVAIL NOW!!! 40 Steps to Lake. 2 bed, sunroom/den, all newer flooring, propane fireplace, large lot, det. garage, laundry room, all appls. Pet neg. Non smoker, Long term preferred. Located in “FINTRY” a quiet lakeside community off Westside Rd. 35 min to the city. $1200, Kristi @ 604862-8039 or kristip@telus.net CUTE 2 BDRM home on 43rd Ave. Pets OK, N/S, lots of prkg big yard. $1000/mo + utils. Avail immed. 250-938-0869.

8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 250-545-8118 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease.

Apt/Condos for Sale 1&2bdrm condo’s, totally renovated, insuite laundry, from $149,900. 250-307-5552

For Sale By Owner 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 3 bdrm townhouse, centrally located, term neg., small d/p. 250-542-0060.

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399,900

Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.

250-558-4795

DISTRESS SALES

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

250-549-7258

FIRST TIME BUYERS Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon 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 10 acres with 3bdrm log house w/full walk-out bsmn’t, Ideal for hobby farm, very private, 4855 Miller Rd. Armstrong, $479,900. 250-546-8630. 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

3bdrm, 2bath “1903” Heritage house, remodeled, with 3bdrm upstairs, large lot, 2505 39 Ave. Vernon, $369,900. 250546-8630 LAVINGTON HOME PRICED TO SELL. Quiet Cul-de-sac. 2300sq.ft 3+1 BDRM. Lrg fenced yard. RV parking. $419,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26132. 250-542-6434

Mobile Homes & Parks

Open Houses Coldstream 4bdrm lakeview home, 8501 Lakeview Dr. Sun. noon-5pm. 250-485-8800

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

250-542-8989

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

250-549-2770

Westmount Apts 2 Bdrm Apartment +40 Adult, Secure Building No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included

250-545-7251 Seniors Building 1604 - 31st St, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets

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www.countrysidemanufacturedhomes.com WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250-814-3788 www.hbmodular.com

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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

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GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

1903 - 31A Street

■ 1 or 2 Bedroom ■ Adult 40+ ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital

250-558-9696 Be Impressed! 2 bedroom luxury condo in mature - adult building with secure U.G. parking + guest suite + more! $955 includes heat, 3 pce. ensuite, gas fireplace. No stairs to the unit! NS, NP. Cat OK. 250-309-2000 1bdrm apt, excellent location, D/T, bus route, avail May 1st. $650/mo. (250)546-3309

NORTHLAND PROPERTIES

4203-32nd Street, Vernon 1 bedroom suites F/S, DW, AC, appliances and 24 hour access to pool and restaurant 250-260-1162 Best location for Great living

The CLIFFS 2 Bedroom Suites from

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1000 / month

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

250-542-1701 Discover the Secret!

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

250-503-1257

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 Silver Star apt. 2bdrm, 1bath, furnished, ns, np, incl. sat. TV, internet, phone & util’s. avail. April 15, $950. 250-542-1804 Updated central 2bdrm condo, in-suite w/d, top floor, view, $875/mo. RR. ONE MONTH FREE! 604-727-1518

Commercial/ Industrial 2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198

Sun Valley Mall Commercial Space for office / retail. 400 - 1150 sq. ft. Please contact

250-275-6224 Commercial/Retail space in busy Spallumcheen Industrial Park, 600-1100sq.ft avail. immed. 250-549-0141 Office for rent, busy location, $400/mo. +HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd floor, Call Susan (250)542-5728 SUB DIVIDABLE commercial space for lease. 250558-1166.

A New Tradition of Quality Living

Duplex / 4 Plex

1 bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood flrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail immed. 250260-5870 1BDRM downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util/incl. $800, avail. March 1. (250)260-3196 1bdrm lrg & small, close to Rec Centre, $550-$700, no dogs. Furn ste avail. 250-3074948, 250-545-8443. 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 1-Bed Bach & 2bdrm, bright & clean in a quiet, well managed Apt building on bus route/walk to dwntwn. incl’s appls, heat, hot water, cable, locker/ prkg. Also, avail. furnished. n/p, n/s. Starts at $560. 250-550-4069 2bdrm 1bath Middleton Mnt condo, $900 + utils, n/s, n/p, w/d in unit. Avail May 1. Refs Req. (250)545-2882 2bdrm 1st flr, new carpet & paint. Close to downtown & amens. $850. 1-778-478-1670 2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, insuite laundry h/u. $850/mo. 1 month free rent or $400 grocery voucher! 250-549-0440. 2bed, 2bath, 5-appl., city view, skylight, secure u/g prkg, sorry NP, avail. Apr.1, $975/mo. incl. some util. 250-306-6123 Bach. suite in quiet D/T location, 35+ H/W cable incl. a/c, coin laundry, elevator, no/pets, $580 +DD. 250-549-4220 COZY CONDO SILVER STAR 2 bdrm, luxuriously decorated. NS/NP. Apr 5 - Dec 1. $925 internet utils cable inclusive. 416-702-1298, 416-635-1298. www.salbsilverstar.com Furnished, 1bdrm + den, Silver Star, 4th flr Silver Creek, April 15/Dec 15. N/S, N/P. $649. 250-558-5045 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

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

250-558-9696

½ DUPLEX FOR RENT Great area, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, $915 plus 2/3 utility, N/S, N/P, references

250-550-0234

2 BEDROOM ½ DUPLEX Close to Downtown Recently updated $1095/m + Utilities

788-475-1555 1bdrm on Kal Lake, adult oriented, N/S N/P avail immed, $1350/mo. 250-545-8914 2-bdrm, f/s, w/d, garbage & water incl, $830/mo, n/s, nodogs, April 1, (250)542-5006 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby, $1200/mo. 250-550-4396 3-BDRM, 1/2 Duplex, near Fulton, 2 full baths, garage, extra parking, 5appl, ns np $1150 250-503-7273, 250308-1148. 3bdrm, 1bath, N/P, F/S, laundry h/u, ref’s req. Avail imm, $950/mo. +util. (250)545-6962 3bdrm duplex, $900/mo. f/s incl., fenced yard, avail April 1. No dogs. 250-545-9191. 3bdrm duplex in Lumby, 1.5bath, ns, np, avail. April 15, $900/mo. 250-549-1668 Mission Hill 2bdrm lower $750 UTIL/INCL, Avail May 1, N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996

Housesitting LOOKING to housesit, clean, reliable, trustworthy, good w/pets, Ref’s avail. Avail May 1. Marie 250540-5271.

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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

Thor

250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite in complex. Shared washrooms, all utilities incl. cable TV. $550 • 2 bdrm smaller home, reno’d inside. Central location. F&S, W&D, pet negotiable. Yard, shed, home is for sale. $850. • 2 bdrm upper suite of home in lower Mission Hill. F+S, W+D, utilities incl., deck, yard. $900

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm lower suite in Alexis Park. Just renovated, F&S, shared laundry, yard, parking, utilities incl. $1,000 • 2 bdrm new above-ground lower suit, lots of light, Middleton area. 2 very large bdrms, 5 appliances. Looks fantastic, incl. all utilities & internet. $1200. • 2 bdrm townhouse in Arbor Lee (Alexis Park). F&S, dedicated parking stall, no pets. $900

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm dated home in Lavington. Furnished, short term rental, home is for sale. Very large yard. F&S, W&D, high efficiency furnace. Pets OK. Carport. $900. • 3 bdrm townhouse in Arbor Lee, Alexis Park. F&S, W&D, nice layout, good condition. No. pets. $950

$1200 PET FRIENDLY EAST HILL HOUSE

Upper 2 bdrm house, in-ground pool, fully fenced. laundry, hardwood floors, carport, fruit trees. Avail. April 1. 1513 37th Ave. 250-542-4955. Pics at www.vernoncentral.ca 1-Fantastic 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, April 1-Oct 31. $1290/mo. includes all utilities. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 2-3 BDRM HOUSE on 0.65 acre lot D/T, N/S, $1350/mo + utils. 250-718-0996. 2-Bd house downtown Vernon, fenced yard, $1200/mo. utilities included view at www.arttales.ca or call Sean at 250-306-0959. 2bdrm 1bath townhouse, priv fenced yard, rent incentives, n/s, n/p, avail April/May $925. 250-549-8360, 250-549-8866 2bdrm farm house, large yard, no smokers, Grandview Flats, $1200/mo. 250-546-6811 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm +den, 2bath duplex, quiet street, 5appl, fenced, deck, NS, pets neg. $1300. 250-545-9199. 3bdrm mainfloor, n/s, n/p, near Courthouse, $850+utils. Avail May 1. 250-558-0933. 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 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)

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FULL HOUSE; Newly Reno’d Home, May 15, 4BDRM, 3 FULL BATHS, all appl., pool, energy efficient, on quiet cul-desac, near VSS, $1900/mo. neg. on lease term, small dog ok, ns, must have references. 250-938-3234 Furnished, Silver Star, 4bdrm executive home. Avail April 15-Dec 15. N/S, N/P. $995 + utils. 250-558-5045 Middleton Ridge; 3bdrm up, 2-down, 3bath, $1500/mo. +util. np, ns, 250-549-2770 Mission Hill, 2bdrm hse w/inlaw suite, 5appl, carport, f/p, exc/view, n/s, n/p, Avail April 15. $1300/mo (250)838-9657 Newly reno’d 3bdrm modular in South BX, NS, small pets ok, avail immed., $1100/mo. 250-549-9153.

Motels,Hotels Twin Creeks Motel, Lumby. Newly reno’d, fully furn. affordable rooms for monthly, weekly & daily. Special group rates. Less than 20 min drive from Vernon. Call or email t w i n c r e e k s . r e s e r va t i o n s @ gmail.com 250-547-9221

Classifieds = Results! Office/Retail PACKAGED OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. ACCESS TO GENERAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT & BOARDROOM. CALL 250-558-1111 TO VIEW. Professional office for lease, including parking. Phone 250260-3573.

Rooms for Rent Bdrm for rent & run of home. $500/mo. N/S, N/Pps, N/DDs. (250)545-6251

Seasonal Acommodation April-Dec. Silver Star house with 2 suites, 1-800-894-0554 www.silverstarskichalet.com

Senior Assisted Living Abbeyfield House, 250-5423711, Seniors Supportive Living. Home cooked meals.

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 $500 util/incl. shop & fitness room, must be tidy & 18-24yrs of age. 250-308-4337 Good location, bus, quiet, util, internet, refs, n/s, n/drugs, neg rent. 250-549-7418 / 307-9407 Large Room available in East Hill, shared kitchen & bath, cable/utils incl. $450/mo. avail. immed. 250-558-3579 Rooms for Rent-close to town, $375, $425, and $475 + security deposit. (250)308-1147 Share 2-bdrm lower Mission Hill, cable, internet, phone incl. no parties, no drugs, $400/mo (250)308-6468

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Suites, Lower (1) 2bdrm nice bright & clean newly reno’d bsmnt ste in East Hill. Brand new appls, washer & dryer. $850/mo + hydro. 250-542-0995, 250-550-5413 1bdrm $770 incl/util. garage, garden, f/s, w/d, f/p, a/c, ns, pets neg.immed.250-306-8590 1bdrm, Avail now, East Hill, 1 person only, 5-appl., util., cable & internet, ns, np, $750 250-558-4670 1bdrm bsmnt ste, newly reno’d near Paddlewheel Park, $650 incl utils & w/d. N/S, N/P. Call 250-938-1135 1bdrm daylight, N/S, incl W/D, F/S, util. internet & satellite. 6km up Silver Star Rd. $650/mo. 250-542-4807, 250-558-8308 1-bdrm daysuite S.S. Mtn. large living area w/futon, sauna/shwr, fully furn. equipp, BBQ, priv/entry, deck, parking $800/mo lv-msg(250)558-2906 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $825 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1 bdrm Large bright and clean. Harwood area,laundry,n/s. $700. + share of util 250-5453813 1bdrm level entry, fully reno’d, very quiet area, large tree’d backyard, hot water/inc. N/S only, N/P, $600. 250-545-1220 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $750 util & cable incl 250-309-6340 1bdrm, suitable for single resp. person, no parties, no drugs, n/p n/s. $600 util incl. D.D. Avail immed. Parking Armstrong. 250-308-2326. 2 Bdrm Armstrong Sep/ ldry&prkg N/S Pets neg. $850 Incl:util,sat,net. 250-540-3415 2bdrm bright, spacious, sep. entry & laundry, ns, np, util, wireless internet, cable incl prkg. $925/mo. 250-307-5901 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 ste in Lavington, 5appls gas f/p, lvl entry, garage & more. $800/mo. Avail April 1. 250-545-0935, 250-558-1083 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, 250-307-7925 ARMSTRONG 1 bdrm bsmt, sep ent, shred laundry, ns/np, $700 incl utils. 250-546-3327 ARMSTRONG 1bdrm suite newly reno’d, $625 incl. basic util. + shared laundry. Suits quiet single, N/P N/S, Ref’s. (250)546-9919 Armstrong/Tolko Mill area, 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, util/incl. suits responsible single. n/s. $700/mo. 250-546-8709 Brand new 2 bdrm East Hill, n/s, n/p. $950 incl util. Avail immed. 250-558-3430. Coldstream One Bdrm, Safe, new appl, private laundry, parking, steam/sauna. Utilities inc. No Pets NS $800/month DD / Ref. 250 542 2144 Immaculate 2bdrm ground flr suite, near new, laundry rm, 1 car garage, a/c, walk to Walmart, NP, NS, prefer single, $800/mo. incl/util +1/2 mo. DD. Avail. immed. 250-545-8938 Modern furnished 1bdrm,+ office, private entry, view, security, prkg, mature adult. n/s, n/p, DD, $850 incl/util (250)558-0374 Newer 2bdrm daylight suite, own laundry, sep/entry, storage, 10min walk to Kal beach, NS, no pets, cable & wireless internet incl. Ref’s, $1000/mo. avail. 250-545-2592 SHORT/LONG-TERM 1200sqft 1bdrm +den,OK lakeview, fully furnished, priv.entry/ laundry, util/incl. security system, $1000 NS. 250-545-3465 Unfurn’d or furn’d 1bdrm +den daylight bsmn’t suite, w/d, d/w, util/incl. ns, suitable for profes. single person or couple, avail. May 1, $850. 250-542-0743


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1990 Ford 24ft Jamboree Motorhome. Rear bed, built in generator & solar panel, newer fridge. Pls call 250-545-5045 or 250-549-0565. Low Mileage asking $14,000 obo. 1993 Catal Coachmen 5 wheel hitch. 30ft long. Exc shape. $6,500 obo. 778-475-0614 2005 21’ Rockwood Lite, w/slide, every option, as new $12,500. 250-542-0285. 2005 KEYSTONE Cougar 285EFS Immaculate, nonsmokers, children, pets. Standard features plus solar panel adjustable system, 130w, battery controller plus 4 batteries. TV/DVD/Radio. New mattress/tires. Propane fed BBQ system. Transferable RV warranty. All manuals, certificates. $18,700. Phone Vernon 250503-3032. 2010 40’ Luxury 5th Wheel, 4 slides, wd, dw, a/c, f/p. Sacrifice at $39,900. Can be seen in Kelowna. 1-905-691-1035. 24’8” Coachmen Trailer, front br, rear bunks, full bath, awning, a/c, o/s shower, 2003 model, 6000 actual kms, rear hatch; 4’x6’x16” deep, $10,900 obo. 250-260-0095 for appt. can email pictures. BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945

2006 7x14’ hydraulic Dump Trailer, 26,000lbs axles 10,000 lb capacity, great for hauling heavy machinery, new brakes all around, brand new battery, 3-way back gate, fully serviced last fall by Rossmans RV. $7500 but neg. Need to downsize- will take smaller trailer for partial trade. 778-475-3978

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One bedroom suites available in the Victorian Retirement Residence on beautiful East Hill. All meals, utilities, housekeeping and heavy laundry included in rent. (3306 22nd Street) Call Tracy at 250 545-0470 to view. www.victorianvernon.com 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, close to downtown, quiet adult building, N/S, N/P, $700. 250-558-0305 2bdrm fully reno’d, very large & clean, balcony w/private entry, covered prkg, A/C, large tree’d backyard, quiet area, $775/mo. N/S, no dogs. ph 250-545-1220. 3BDRM 1600sqft, reno’d, lg sunroom w/360 view, 7 min to Dtwn Vernon, w/d, f/s, d/w, 1.5bath, elect. heat, NS, cats ok, $1200 +util. 250-938-8242. 3bdrm Lower East Hill, fenced yard. N/S, cat ok. April 1/May 1. $950 +util. 250-549-2623 Armstrong– Detached Bachelor suite, Walking distance to Downtown, spacious, clean F/S, W/D, M/W, D/W Avail Immed, N/P, N/S $700/mo, incl utilities 250-309-2986 Lower Easthill 3bdrm, 1.5-bath, spacious, deck, clean, NP NS, $1000. Avail April 1. (250)545-5841 NEW! 2 bdrm designer suite suit sgle/cple. 2 Bath, large kitchen, priv laundry, entry & parking. Amazing view. N/S, N/P. Close to dntn & hospital. $925/mo. Utils/cable/internet included + metered electrical. May 1/11. Call: 250-938-4357 flora_evans@shaw.ca

Townhouses 2bdrm, 1bath, 5-appl., dbl carport, cat ok, NS, DD, Ref’s, $875/mo. + util. 250-558-9602 2bdrm, 2baths. New carpet & paint. Avail May 1st. $850/mo N/S, N/P. 778-475-3211 3BDRM, 1.5 bath in quiet complex, laminate floors, own laundry, semi-private yard, no smoking. Avail April 1, $1000 +DD. 250-260-0442.

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts 350 CHEVY, all new, 400+ hp. Call for info: 250-833-4282 (4) 50% general tires, P205/70R15, $85. 250-5426623 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Cars - Domestic 1990 T-Bird super coupe V6 super charged engine, auto trans. p/w, p/s, p/l, luxury cloth interior w/Racarro style seats. After mkt remote start & alarm. New bat. & tires. 150KM. $1900 obo. 250-503-1339 1995 Plymouth Colt 4cyl, 5spd, 40+mpg, 200+KM, clean exc cond. c/w 4 winter tires on rims. $1950. (250)540-6037 1996 Ford F150 xlt 4x4, clean, good cond. $4,600 obo. Phone (250)308-6421 in evenings. 1998 Chev Cavalier Z24, 2dr, sunroof, A/C, tinted windows, white, 2-sets of tires on rims, lady driven, great on gas. Good cond $2500. 250-503-1270. 2005 Hyundai Tuscon. 2 ltr, front wheel drive, AM/FM stereo w/MP3 CD, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, power brakes/steering/mirrors/windows/locks. Roof rack, five doors, tilt steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, block heater, heated front windshield & heated mirrors. New winter tires, timing belt, windshield & front brakes. Good on gas +/- hwy 30, town 28 m/g. 100,000 kms. EXCELLENT CONDITION. New Price: $8900 obo. Call: Cell 250-617-9944 2006 Pontiac G5 Coupe, auto, tilt, cruise, air, info centre, aluminum wheels, 57kms, like new, $7250. 250-558-3820 86 VW GTI 1.8L 5 spd. good shape! tinted windows, sunroof, roof rack, comes with 17” mags w/ summer tires and $900 worth of winter tires on factory wheels. Must sell $1600/obo. 250-309-9145.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1992 Toyota Camery LE, + 4 tires on rims, $3500 obo. 250542-7075, 250-503-8464 1993 Nissan Maxima. 4-dr sedan. Loaded. 191kms. Excellent condition. New battery. Pearl ext/tan interior. $2150 obo. Kelowna (250) 860-6210 1997 Toyota Paseo, mint cond. 75,000kms, one owner, 250-545-6528 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L 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

1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Sport Utility Vehicle 1989 black Jeep 4x4 removable hard top, no soft top, 4.2L 6cyl, $4000 obo. 250540-2328 1992 Chevy Blazer/Tahoe 4x4, auto, leather, $1450 obo. 250-550-7454 1997 Chev Blazer, 4x4, 186KM, power/towing package chrome wheels, good shape. $3,850. (250)558-1560

Auto Financing

Motorcycles 2005 Heritage Softtail, 15,000 kms,Anniversary model. 250550-0574. 2006 Harley Davidson, softtail deluxe, all options, $14,400. one owner, 250-938-3358 2008 KAWASAKI Vulcan 500 cruiser, 3130kms, exc.cond. like new, easy to handle, great mid-size cruiser, $4975. 250545-1182

Recreational/Sale 10’ CAMPER, EVERYTHING WORKS, NO LEAKS, $1200 OBO. 250-545-2592.

Boats 14’ Boat & trailer, new hitch, wiring & tongue $650 obo. 250-542-9522 BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945 P&H Quest kayak, great boat! $2,700. (250)542-3088 WANTED: 4 stroke, 9.9hp boat motor, older model. Call 250-542-3405

Legal Notices BAILIFF SALE 2005 JLG G1055A, zoom boom, approx 2600 hrs. 2003 Ford F150 Supercrew. Kyocera KMC3232 colour copier. Body shop equipment, including United Spray Booth, Chicago 15hp compressor, 10 Gal Clarke Sand Blaster. AC Hydraulic Jack 1.3T capacity. Lincoln 180C Power Mig Welder. Associated 6018 Battery Charger. Contact Shuswap Bailiffs, (250)503-6897

Adult Escorts

2007 Snake River dump trailer 80” wide, 12’ long. 2x 6000lbs axles. Tarp, spare tire, heavy duty ramps. $7,200 obo. (250)938-5226.

1st Choice Charley’s Escorts In or Out Calls. VERNON & KAMLOOPS LOCATIONS Lexus 19, Cindy 19, Ginger 30. Vernon Location 250-540-7069 or 250-540-7769 Kamloops - 778-257-0431 Always Hiring. CharleysEscorts.com BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best Blue Eyed Bikini Babe Jenna 20yrs Hot Chocolate Treat Tiara 19yrs 250-859-9584 roommates.escort-site.com Brand New to Biz! 19yr Beautiful Tall Busty Covergirl, Summer. In/Out 250-859-9584 Certified Swedish relaxation full body massage. Erotic available. 10-10 daily. (250)307-8174 CHAT live with Charley’s girls and guys. 1-900-528-1051, 1-900-548-1051, 1-900-7831051. MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 NEW TO Vernon. Pretty Gina, 38, blonde, slim, 36DD natural. Fun friendly escort + friend, 22. in/out 250-307-8174

Townhouses

Townhouses

Trucks & Vans 1985 Toyota 4x4 ex cab, flat deck, boat rack, Auto, Too much to list. First $3000 takes it. Phone (250)503-8257 1988 Dodge Dakota, V-6 , auto, long box, mechanically sound. $2,000. 250-260-1816. 1994 2wheel drive, Chevy 3/4 ton pickup. 235KM. Great work truck, runs good. $1700 obo. 250-938-5226 2000 Pontiac Venture, 180KM, excellent cond. Asking $2,695. (250)550-6431 2001 Ford Windstar Sport 144,000kms, loaded, $3500 obo. 250-542-5439 2002 Pontiac Montana Van. Navy Blue, Good shape, runs well. $2500.obo (250)8331976 or (250)517-8087 2005 Grand Caravan, stow & go seats, power group & seat, 129k $7800 obo.250-308-9764 2005 Montana extended, 110KM, very clean cond. $5000 obo. (250)260-5232 2008 F-150 Lariot crew cab truck, fully loaded; leather, canopy, nav system. Summer & winter tires & rims. Asking $25,400 obo. (250)307-8601

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• 17-in. fascia-spoke wheels with painted sterling silver trim • Power exterior mirrors • Remote keyless entry system • Driver information Centre • Air conditioning • Power windows and door locks • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

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