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Orchard search initiated ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

An anthropologist and coroner from the Lower Mainland arrive in the North Okanagan today to assist RCMP following the discovery of human remains in a Vernon orchard. The remains were discovered April 1 shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Pleasant Valley Road by a man doing excavation work for the property’s owner. “The area is protected, our general investigation section is taking the lead and working with the coroner,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “We’ll be doing a further search of the property to see if more remains can be found within the area.” Molendyk confirmed that one bone was found, and that the bone was part of the human skeletal system. However, at the request of investigators, Molendyk would not say what type of bone was found. “I’ve been asked not to give that information out and I will respect the wishes of the investigators,” he said. The bone was discovered in an orchard that’s been around the North Okanagan for

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An anthropologist is en route to continue the investigation into the discovery of human remains at an orchard on Pleasant Valley Road. many years, and work was being done to add more trees to the property. The area where it was found, said Molendyk, is believed to be about an acre in size. “It’s definitely not fresh, that is it hasn’t been put there in the last month or probably even the last year,” said Molendyk of the bone. “It’s older than that but we need to have something like that dealt with by profes-

sionals.” The anthropologist will use his or her expertise and experience in dating bones to try and determine how long the bone has been in the ground. Molendyk stated it’s simply too early in the investigation to start searching through police missing person’s files. “The first thing we have to do is try and put an age to the bone and determine how long it’s been there,” he said.

“That’s done through scientific methods. After we determine the age, or how long it’s been there, we can start looking at missing files from around that time.” There is also the possibility the bone could be more than 100 years old. “The anthropologist will determine the origins,” said Molendyk. “This is going to take some time. It’s not going to happen overnight. There are many possibilities here.”

Politician makes pitch for sports facility RICHARD ROLKE

“It’s a bad decision,” said Foster, who also hopes to raise the issue Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric with Premier Christy Clark. Foster hopes high“He (McRae) sympathizes level support will keep with the situation. Whether a sports complex on he will get involved or not, I track. don’t know.” Foster met Monday Foster doesn’t want the with Agriculture government to overturn the Minister Don decision of the ALC, which is McRae to discuss the independent, but he believes Agricultural Land there is a need for the ruling Commission denying to be revisited. Eric Foster non-farm status for “I hope there is an oppor10 acres next to Okanagan College tunity for the college and the ALC for a track, sports fields and other to sit down and move forward,” he amenities. said.

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“Give the proponent an opportunity to address the concerns.” As part of its ruling, the ALC stated the site has good agricultural capability. “The commission was concerned the use of the land for recreational purposes would signal to Agricultural Land Reserve landowners and the wider community that good capability farm land is not being protected for future farm uses,” says the report. However, Foster disagrees with the commission’s findings. “It’s not good agricultural land. It’s never been used for agriculture

and it’s been owned by the college for years so it was never intended for agriculture,” he said. Foster doesn’t believe that using the property for a sports complex would undermine the mandate of the Agricultural Land Reserve. “I want the ALC to protect agricultural land. I don’t want to eat food from other places if I don’t have to, but this is not agricultural land,” he said. “Beyond protecting land within an arbitrary line, the greater community good must be looked at. The soil conditions were not looked at. There is no science to it (deci-

sion).” The ALC also stated that without information on current facilities and future expansion areas, it was difficult to place the need for the sports complex in context. But Foster insists the need for a regulation-sized track and other facilities is well established in Greater Vernon. “The well-being of the broader community has to be taken into account in these decisions,” he said. “All of the opportunities for football, track, the college and drawing people to the area are all good for the community.”

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News Fire forces temporary business closure RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

It’s unknown when an Armstrong business could resume production after a fire and explosion. Pinnacle Pellet has ceased activities at its Pleasant Valley Road location so the impact of Saturday’s blaze on the equipment and building can be assessed. “It looks like it could be at least a week,� said Jamie Collis, manager, when asked about reopening. “We’ve had contractors in already to look at what it will take (for repairs).� The plant, which manufactures wood pellets for a variety of uses, employs 20 people. “Some of the guys are in doing clean-up and fire watch,� said Collis. While much of the building is steel frame, the wood roof sustained significant damage. A torrent of water from firefighters’ hoses got into electrical systems. Water flowed into the lower level, which contains a lot of equipment. “Tens of thousands of gallons of water in the basement and the pumps ran all day Sunday,� said Gord Noble, a captain with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Department. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at about 9:35 p.m. Saturday. “It lifted lots of heavy crates,� said Alastair Crick, deputy fire chief. Arriving on scene, crews found flames coming off the road and heavy smoke. “We hit the fire with lines pretty quick,�

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Pinnacle Pellet has ceased activities at its Pleasant Valley Road location while assessment of damage takes place following a fire that broke out Saturday in the building. said Noble. “We felt that the roof was compromised so we didn’t believe it was safe to have anyone in the building.� Firefighters from BX-Swan Lake and Enderby were brought in to provide assistance.

Determining the cause of the fire has been challenging. “The roof structure above the mill is in bad shape so it’s unsafe to occupy the building,� said Noble. “We need a crane to come in to get the roof off.�

Once that occurs, investigators will be able to get a better look at machinery to try and pinpoint the cause. Two employees were in the plant at the time of the fire. “No one was injured thank God,� said Collis.

Victim identified in fatal Swan Lake collision ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

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New chief takes on duties RICHARD ROLKE

Louis remains positive. “No relationship is perfect but if there is a comThe new chief of the Okanagan Indian Band mitment to continue, the relationship will conbelieves members are demanding change. tinue,” he said. Byron Louis topped the polls Saturday with Another priority for Louis is preserving the 304 votes, while there were 132 votes for water supply. Reynolds Bonneau, 129 for incumbent “We live in a semi-desert and we should Fabian Alexis and 17 for John Louie. consider what land values will be without “People want change and they want water,” he said, adding that logging pracsomething to happen,” said Louis. tices must be reviewed further. “Look at our demographics and the “That’s one of the biggest impacts on biggest group is under age 34. They our water.” struggle from one job to the next and As for titles and rights, Louis insists that they are looking for security for themhis position follows that established by the selves and their families.” Okanagan Nation over the decades. Byron Louis Louis says economic development will “We have never surrendered and signed allow families to support themselves and over our lands,” he said. for the band to provide programs. “We have to determine how we will live togeth“Currently, we are land rich and cash poor. We er.” need to build our economy and diversify,” he said. Louis has previously served six terms as a band Louis would like to see a shift away from for- councillor, and he also spent time in Ottawa as a estry, but he would not speculate on what develop- senior researcher for the Assembly of First Nations ment could occur on reserve lands along Westside and as a co-ordinator for the Aboriginal Council on Road, in Vernon and in Lake Country. Species at Risk. “It must be decided by our people exactly what Elected to the 10 councillor positions are they want,” he said. Homer Alexis, Coo-la Cachoot Louis, Allan Louis, Previously there has been some conflict between William Wilson, Diane Louis, Bill Cohen, Raymond the band and the City of Vernon over Kin Beach Marchand, Lyle Brewer, Mollie Bono and Leland and proposed upgrades to the adjacent road, but Wilson. Morning Star Staff

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Okanagan-Shuswap residents will have a chance to hear from those seeking their support in the federal election. All-candidates forums are scheduled for Armstrong, Lumby and Vernon. The ArmstrongSpallumcheen Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at Glad Tidings Church hall April 20 at 7:30 a.m. “A business-forbreakfast networking event, the morning will

begin with a brief state- May 2 election. ment from candidates A light breakfast will seeking the position of be provided by donamember of Parliament tion. for Okanagan Shuswap,” The Lumby Chamber said Patti of Commerce No onan, has scheduled a forum for chamber manager. April 20 at 7 p.m. at the “This will White Valley be followed Community by questions Centre. from the floor On April and then a Burns Resch 26, the Greater brief closV e r n o n ing statement Chamber of Commerce from each candidate.” Noonan hopes the will hold a breakfast event will increase pub- forum at the Schubert lic awareness about the Centre at 7:15 a.m.

“All four candidates have confirmed their attendance,” said Kim Bourke, events co-ordinator. To attend, register with the Greater Vernon chamber by April 21 at 250-545-0771. The cost is $18 for chamber members and $28 for non-members. Also on April 26, there will be an allcandidates forum at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre at 7 p.m. “It’s something the theatre has done for all of the elections in

recent memory,” said Pamela Burns Resch, performing arts executive director. There will be no cost to attend the forum but donations will be sought for the children’s theatre fund. The fund provides tickets to families that would otherwise be unable to attend performances. There will also be a chance for residents of the Enderby area to hear from the candidates. Members of the Enderby Chamber of

Commerce will host a forum April 27 at 7 p.m.

Enderby budget fails to attract interest RICHARD ROLKE

increasing, there will be a one per cent hike Financial activities at for capital expenditures city hall appear to be a and sewer and water non-starter for Enderby user fees are going up residents. 1.3 per cent each. No one attended “The net impact to Monday’s a single fampublic input ily dwelling meeting on with a 100the 2011 foot frontmuniciage is $36.56 pal budget, approximatewhich doesn’t ly, of which increase $30 is related property to the borrowGreg McCune taxes for gening of funds eral operating for sewer capiexpenses. tal projects,” said trea“There is no issue,” surer Geri Ferguson. said Mayor Dee Wejr, “The borrowing was adding that she has approved through an not received any pub- alternate approval prolic feedback about the cess last fall.” budget. Coun. Greg McCune “They’re not afraid wasn’t surprised by the that we’re going to jack lack of input. them (taxes) up and “We never get anymake them pay.” one out to these meetWhile general oper- ings,” he said. ating expenses aren’t McCune believes resMorning Star Staff

idents may be satisfied with the budget because of the extensive planning that council and city staff put into the financial process. “We worked really hard on this budget and I am proud that we were able to keep it at zero,” he said. According to Wejr, the primary goal of the budget is to provide ser-

For the record The Morning Star wishes to clarify an article on the federal election in the April 3 edition. The correct contact number for Elections Canada’s Okanagan-Shuswap office is 1-866-545-0624.

vices residents require while recognizing the impact the recession has had on people. “We’ve been making really good use of the money we have and we’ve been careful with spending,” she said. However, Wejr admits that the cost of running the city continues to increase and a tax freeze can’t continue

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Rash of thefts from vehicles leads to arrest ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Vernon RCMP were kept busy over the weekend dealing with a heavy rash of thefts from vehicles. They caught a break – and a suspect – Monday morning. “Since Saturday night, our officers responded to between 12 and 15 thefts from

“We anticipate more calls will be coming.” — Gord Molendyk vehicles, mostly in the area of Bella Vista Road, Southwind Road

and the area towards Okanagan Landing,” said Gord Molendyk,

RCMP spokesperson. On Monday morning, police arrested a 23-year-old man at an apartment complex in the 3900 block of 27th Avenue after residents phoned in to report a car alarm going off after the vehicle was broken into. The suspect, said Molendyk, was on conditions not to be out of

Police dog flushes out suspect ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Sometimes, an RCMP officer and his dog can be in the right place at just the right time. Which is bad news for a break-and-enter suspect. A Vernon member of the police dog unit and his canine were in their unmarked vehicle in the 3300 block of 32nd Avenue writing up another file at 3:35 a.m. Sunday when the officer heard a window break. “The officer got out with his police dog and found a broken window in a business,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The officer checked the building but couldn’t see anybody, so he sent the dog in. The canine immedi-

“The officer got out with his police dog and found a broken window.”

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A man charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Lake Country last month is facing another charge. Kenneth Brian Ralston is now charged with breach of undertaking, alleged to have happened on Saturday, court records show. Ralson, 59, was initially arrested on the attempted murder charge the night of March 3, after police say they found a person bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to his right leg in a home in the 10000 block of Highway 97 after receiving a call from another home in the area. The victim, a 44-year-old man, was taken to hospital and underwent surgery. Police have said the victim and suspect lived

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t’s unfortunate that fingers are being pointed after the Agricultural Land Commission shot down plans for a Greater Vernon sports complex. The ALC claims the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, which is responsible for parks and recreation, was not part of the application for non-farm status for the land next to Okanagan College. Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert was quick to blame one of the partners for the situation. “Coldstream was clear it wanted to handle the matter and keep everyone Richard Rolke at arm’s length,” he said. Now that’s a bit of an exaggeration given that it was the North Okanagan Regional District, GVAC’s parent body, that hammered out an agreement to lease the land from Okanagan College. Al McNiven, NORD’s parks and recreation manager, was also the point man in putting the lease together, developing the sports complex design and bringing the various stakeholders, including sports groups, to the table. When plans for the complex were announced in November, NORD chairman Herman Halvorson presided over the proceedings, while the BX directors were also present to lend their support. In fact, all jurisdictions were represented except for Vernon. Lippert claimed his invitation was misplaced. As soon as the plans were unveiled, Lippert went out of his way to poke holes at the lease with Okanagan College although NORD — of which Vernon is the largest player at the table — had been working on the deal for years. It should also be pointed out that Lippert is chairperson of GVAC so he should have known

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what was going on. Now in terms of the actual non-farm status application to the ALC, Coldstream and Okanagan College carried the ball and that made complete sense. After all, the college is the owner of the site while the ALC process requires applications to be forwarded from the local jurisdiction. In this case, that’s Coldstream, which would also be responsible for rezoning and any other land use issues. In radio reports, Lippert has slammed Coldstream for apparently not asking Vernon to meet with ALC officials when they were touring the college site. But Jim Garlick, Coldstream mayor, has a different interpretation of events. “Our invitation to attend the ALC site meeting came from John Lent (OC dean) to provide comment as the local jurisdiction responsible for the land in question,” said Garlick. “I had asked John Lent if he wanted me and staff present and requested he contact me if he did. Wayne Lippert could have done the same if he truly had an interest in seeing it succeed. If it had not been for Coldstream’s interest and persistence, this project would have been dead long ago. Our role in heading up this project is more by default than request.” Despite the ALC’s ruling, there is still a definite need for a regulation-sized track and other amenities to bolster the economy, long-term growth of the college and local athletes of all ages. That means going back to the drawing board and making the case that this field of weeds is the ideal location for a sports complex and changing the status does not undermine the integrity of the agricultural land base. However, convincing the ALC to accept Greater Vernon’s vision is going to be increasingly challenging if one of the partners continues to play games.

Stephen Harper is one scary, scary dude. His continued presence in the prime minister’s chair threatens our very Canuck-ness. We know this, because we’ve seen it several times in advertisements that have filled our flatscreens every evening since the election was triggered. And don’t get us started on that Michael Ignatieff guy. Plenty of commercials have let us know the man is barely even Canadian. He’s going to sell us down the river for sure. Frightening. (For those not feeling the tone of the above, insert sarcasm here). In reality, our prospective leaders are not quite as chilling as the lengths their parties will go to in their predictable bids to gain power by throwing heaping handfuls of mud at the other guy. As usual, the federal election campaign is taking the low road, launching an offensive blitz aimed at exploiting the public’s emotional hot buttons and pandering to lowest common denominators. And that is why it was a pleasant change of pace to watch the five men chasing the provincial NDP leadership in action in Ladysmith recently. Their lack of rancour was stunning. This should not be construed as any indication the NDP hopefuls are different. We’ve seen Horgan and Dix carve up the Campbell Liberals before. What it does indicate is civility and co-operation is possibile among even the most ambitious souls when those souls have similar goals. We’d like to believe even Ignatieff and Harper (and Layton and Duceppe and May) share a goal of a strong and healthy Canada. Next month, we could have yet another minority government. Wouldn’t our country be better served by individuals who have shown the ability, or at least the desire, to get along? — Cowichan NewsLeader


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Letters

EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL

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In defence of cyclists

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e: Barry Beardsell's comments about transportation demand management in The Morning Star March 16. True, we don’t need lycra cyclists on trails. What we do need is regular people, in their regular clothing, able to get around town safely on bike, on roads or paths that are direct and accessible. The former councillor always provides The Morning Star with something quotable, hardly ever positive, but that’s how he has always represented himself. I think he means well and I think his comments do get people to think. I’ve always thought of him more of a devil ’s advocate, who gives opportunities to prove him wrong, clarify misconceptions and promote items that are in the public’s interest. So, in this instance, Mr. Beardsell is suggesting that TDM has no value as evidenced by their dedication to PENSION PLAN Re: Mayes Defends Stance, Feb. 27 Morning Star It was my understanding that the OAS was a noncontributing pension plan with eligibility for the recipient of benefits based on age (65), citizenship, or legal residency, and having lived in Canada for at least 10 years since one's 18th birthday. A quick search of the government website, Old Age Security Program, produced the following, and I quote: "The amount of your basic OAS pension is based on how long you have lived in Canada. It is not necessary to have worked in Canada to qualify for the OAS pension." Contrarily, Mr, Mayes states in his letter and I quote: "The calculation for this eligible benefit is based on contributions and employment duration once the residency requirement is met." Mr. Mayes further states, and I quote: "This employment is considered in the pension calculation from the time of the person's landing, not from the time they receive permanent resident status." The government website information refers only to one being a "legal resident" to establish eligibility, and makes no mention of "landing." It would seem that either Mr.

spandex cyclists on trails. Great. He’s wrong about both the spandex and trails.

Mayes is misinformed about the OAS, a fundamental pension plan in Canada, or the government website is out of date, although it apparently was last updated 201011-17. I am inclined to believe the former rather than the latter. M.E. Tinck HST RISK I sent a letter to the federal government to let them know our concern about the new tax, the HST in B.C. This tax was introduced by our former prime minister, Jean Chretien, years ago after a promise that if he were elected, he would get rid of the GST. It was not his intention to get rid of the HST and he offered the provinces to go along with his plan 50/50 with the money collected by the federal government. The main concern with this tax is that we cannot trust our governments as we saw so many times, and as we saw again in B.C. when our provincial government implemented the HST with the idea that after it was officially a federal tax, the province cannot reverse it. Now we have to vote in regards to the HST so it is important to know what this tax is for and what it means for the poor and the rich and for the governments before we vote.

The HST is the best way for the federal and provincial governments to balance their budgets. We were told the HST will replace the PST and the GST and it will cost very little more than these taxes. PST seven percent plus GST five per cent equals 12 per cent HST. The fact is the HST is costing a lot more in the long-term. We already have PST seven per cent plus carbon tax five per cent plus GST five per cent equals 17 per cent HST. If the government in the longterm wants to balance their budget, they can add five per cent for hospital, six per cent for forest fires, three per cent for foreign aid, five per cent for school, etc, now we have HST 36 per cent. We have a balanced budget. So we can vote in favour of the HST and take the risk, or against it, and go back to seven per cent PST plus five per cent carbon tax equals 12 per cent PST and five per cent GST. The carbon tax is not that much of a necessity in Canada. This is why the federal government did not take this initiative so the new government in B.C. can eliminate it and go back to PST seven per cent instead of 12 per cent PST. If the risk is not real with the HST, how can we explain the fact that the federal government

He suggests there will be time later on in Vernon’s existence to plan for other forms of transportation. Seemingly ignoring the fact that the town centre is losing its shops and vibrancy because of lack of pedestrian accessibility, population density and tendency for people to shop for price, not service, when what they need/want is not within walking distance. I hope the city planners, TDM co-ordinator and engineers keep up the good work. I also hope they always keep in mind that the public can and will question everything they do, and that they should always be ready to illustrate that TDM projects are not flights of fancy or staff whims. They are projects meant to enhance the livability and sustainability of the city for the citizens. Bruce Mol, Chair of the Greater Vernon Cycling Advisory Committee

offered the B.C. government to make that deal with the HST and then will have to give to Quebec and the other governments that already have the HST in place a good bunch of money as they gave to B.C. This tax can be a very heavy load for the poor class of the society, 80 per cent of our population, good for business, acceptable for the rich that can afford it and very good for our government to finally a balanced budget. As Mr. Flaherty (from ministry of finance) let me know in his reply letter, it is up to the provinces to take the HST or not. Bernard Laroque SUPPORT MUSIC SCHOOL Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the benefit concert put on by the Vernon Community Music School. I was very impressed with the talent of all the music students, who obviously enjoyed every minute of their excellent performances. The music teachers show incredible dedication and ability, and all must be congratulated in putting together an evening of an amazing range of musical pieces. We in Vernon are fortunate to have such a dedicated group representing the music school, and with this in mind it shows how

important it is to keep their home, the historic Smith House, in good repair. I would encourage everyone to support their fundraising, and by all means attend their concerts in the future. You will not be disappointed. Jim Barr

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High-profile Liberal makes stop RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A senior Liberal is bringing the federal party’s message to Okanagan-Shuswap voters. Bob Rae, Toronto Centre candidate and the party’s foreign affairs critic, will be at Vernon’s Schubert Centre Sunday. “It will be a meetand-greet but we will ask

him to give his perspective on Canada’s role in the world and what is going on in Afghanistan,” said Janna Francis, the OkanaganShuswap Liberal candidate. “What’s going on in our country with democBob Rae racy is something he’s also

interested in.” Rae is the former NDP premier of Ontario and he was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal MP in 2008. Francis believes Rae’s visit will increase her profile leading up to the May 2 election. “It’s a real boost for us as a campaign team,” she said. “It’s also telling the electorate that the people of this riding are important to the

Liberal Party.” The public is asked to be at the Schubert Centre at 10 a.m. Rae will arrive shortly after that and be there until 11:30 a.m. Besides Rae, Francis has asked that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff visit Okanagan-Shuswap before the May 2 election. “He’s really busy and if he can, he will be here,” said Francis.

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A magic mushroom operation has been shut down. On Sunday, RCMP, officers searched an outbuilding on a residential property located in the 4500 block of Hallam Road in Spallumcheen. “They discovered an active psilocybin mushroom growing operation instead of the marijuana-type operation they normally see,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The search resulted in the seizure of approximately 15 kilograms of mushrooms. A quantity of the mushrooms were being dried and a large quantity of others were still growing. The 71-year-old male resident of the property was detained while the officers conducted the investigation. “No charges have been laid yet and the file is still actively being investigated,” said Molendyk.

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order to raise funds for Juno award-winning third world countries. A artist Greg Sczebel is free will donation can be fighting famine with a made at the concert on Friday evening. free concert in Vernon. “ We ’r e In supso excited to port of World have Greg Vision’s 30 help out with Hour Famine, this event. Sczebel will With all that headline a conis happening cert at St. John’s in the world Lutheran right now, Church Friday Greg Sczebel a benefits at 7 p.m., alongside Vernon’s own Amplify. While the concert is underway, several youth groups are joining the fight against hunger by going 30 hours without any solid food – giving them a taste of what it is like for starving individuals in Third World countries. The 30 Hour Famine program is facilitated by World Vision Canada every year and challenges participants to last 30 hours without eating in

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concert is badly needed,” exclaimed Travis Rotenburger, marketing director for St. John’s Lutheran Church. Sczebel is equally excited to be doing his part to help. “When I first started working with World Vision, it was simply because I believed in the power of child sponsorship and World Vision was one of the most

prominent organizations facilitating it,” said Sczebel. “Over the past six years I’ve had the privilege of meeting the amazing people behind the scenes, and I’ve witnessed them caring for, not just the practical, but also the emotional needs of those affected by disease and poverty. “I know that the work they are doing is making the world a more beauti-

ful place and I am proud to get behind it.” Sczebel is a two-time Juno award-winning artist for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year as well as a 12-time Gospel Music Association award-winning artist. Along with the concert, the youth at St. John’s are also competing to raise funds in a special challenge.

“We’ve challenged the youth to raise $1,000 and whoever raises the most money is shaving my head bald and waxing a fellow member of the congregation’s legs,” said Rotenburger. All of the proceeds raised from the famine and concert will go directly to World Vision in the fight against hunger, poverty and injustice.

Vernon teens raised $7464.36 during last year’s famine towards the world total raised of $30 million. Across Vernon, there are more than 260 youth taking part in the famine this year with various fundraisers and events. Visit Famine.ca for more information on how to sign up with or support a group in your area.

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Beloved children’s tale comes to life KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

He may not have had thread whiskers, a button nose, or ears lined with pink sateen, but to me, my pet lion was real. Leo was a stuffed animal –– and I mean that literally as he had a pouch on his back where you could “stuff ” your pyjamas –– that I loved dearly. Many a dark night was comforted with my orange, woolly-maned friend by my side. And I’m not the only one whose childhood “stuffie” was dragged around everywhere. Decades later, as I’ve placed various stuffed toys by my children’s bedside, I’ve often thought of Margery Williams classic tale The Velveteen Rabbit. “When a child loves you for a long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become REAL”, explains the Skin Horse in the story that speaks to the love between a child and his plush toy rabbit. On April 17, the Toronto-based Erewhon Theatre brings the beloved fable to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. It’s a production the company has been performing for children and their families throughout Canada for more than a decade. Adapted from Williams’ book by Erewhon Theatre’s Santo Cervello, The Velveteen Rabbit is performed by the theatre’s co-founder Kathryn Popham, a B.C.-based actress and singer, who splits her time performing the show here and in Ontario. “I’ve found a lot of the success over the years is that adults like it because it is a fairly sophisticated story,” said Popham. “It’s more the subject matter that is for kids because it is about toys.” Erewhon’s staging of The Velveteen Rabbit is also unique in that it includes audience participation. Ten children from the community will be chosen at random before the performance to play various roles throughout the pro-

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about an hour before the show. “They play the parts of the boy who has the rabbit, and then eight of them play wind-up toys that live in the boy’s nursery, and one of them plays a rabbit –– not the

Velveteen Rabbit, but just a rabbit. “I show them what they’re going to do in the show and then they come in at the right times and they do it. It gives it a different quality depending on the age of the kids, but it’s always cute regardless.” The Velveteen Rabbit is also full of beautiful masks, puppets and props, which all fit into a trunk and help to illustrate the story, said Popham. “You’d be surprised how much you can fit into a trunk. It’s probably 100 pounds of equipment that I ship around with me,” she said, adding the play is a close adaptation of the original story, but does contain some differences for theatrical purposes. “There is a gardener who is referred to in the book that is actually a character in the play in my version.” Popham uses her training in speech arts and theatre in narrating the tale. “I started out taking speech art when I was eight years old and I used to go in the annual speech arts festival and recite poetry in competitions and do dramatic monologues,” she said. “I did that... right up till I was about 18 years old. And that was how I started out. I always used to do plays as a kid and it led to it from that.” Popham has also loaned her voice to an audio CD which contains an unabridged performance of The Velveteen Rabbit, along with a collection of her original songs inspired by the timeless children’s story with titles such as the rollicking Get Up, Something Mysterious, and the touching What Is Real?, among others. The CD won a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, and will be available in the lobby at the Performing Arts Centre, allowing listeners –– both young and adult –– to take The Velveteen Rabbit home. The Velveteen Rabbit is the last in the Performing Arts Centre society’s 2010/2011 kids series. Shows takes place Sunday, April 17 at 2 and 4 p.m. and all seats are $12, available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www. ticketseller.ca.

Authors nominated for B.C. Book prizes to read in Vernon Morning Star Staff

Three B.C. authors nominated for 2011 B.C. Book Prizes are on tour in the Okanagan this month. George Bowering, Julie Flett and Derek Lundy will give free public readings from their nominated works and will sign books. They will be in Vernon April 18

in an event co-hosted by the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and Gallery Vertigo. Canada’s first poet laureate, Bowering, who was raised in Oliver, is nominated in the poetry category for his work titled My Darling Nellie Grey. The publication includes poems for each

month of the year Bowering experienced in 2006. Vancouver-based Métis artist Flett is nominated for the Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for her illustrations in the picture book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet. Salt Spring Island author Derek

Lundy is nominated for his book Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America in the non-fiction category, in which he recounts his experiences riding his motorcycle along the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada. The ORL has copies of all three books, as well as other B.C. Book

Prizes nominees, available in its collection. The Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prize Gala will be held April 21 in West Vancouver. The three authors will read at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo, 3001-31st St., upstairs, at 7 p.m. Monday April 18.

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Again, not to mention the well-deserved encore, Danny Boy. Many pieces were arranged by choir members, most notably I Wanna Be Like You, which Chor Leoni includes in its children’s program; and many fine voices were given an opportunity to shine in solos. Thanks to this Choir of Lions, NOCCA’s 2010-2011 season definitely went out with a roar, with the audience eagerly signing up for the 2011-2012 one. NOCCA’s 2011-2012 season includes pianist Georgy Tchaidze, The Penderecki String Quartet, The Elmer Iseler Singers, cellist

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dio. Saturday’s event at the Creekside, located in George Elliott Secondary School on Bottom Wood Lake Road, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 or $72 for a group of four. Call 250-766-9309 or purchase them in person at the District of Lake Country municipal hall, until Friday, or at the box office one hour before the performance.

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Jazz duo Kevin Barrett and Julie Michels give a performance at Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek Friday.

Mambo, as well as a tribute to Ireland featuring Vernon’s Molly “Malone” Boyd and Sally “O’Malley” Evans. Local dance troupe Hula Halau Ke Aloha will perform dances from Hawaii and Tahiti, while the vibrant Nakama group will be doing some African dances and drumming. Other performers include vocalist Louise Boisvert and the DreaMotion dance stu-

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Q: A:

How do I decide on what options I should purchase for my kitchen?

Optional items in kitchen design these days are endless. Many are functionally useful and necessary to your needs, many are simply pretty and trendy. Either way they are all costly and add to the bottom line. You need to ask your self what do I need and what do I want? Is this for my personal use to add to the ease of use of my new kitchen or is this a re sale feature item? My opinion is this, if this kitchen is for your personal long term use then add what ever features you can comfortably afford and find appealing. This is personal to you alone as very few of your friends, neighbors and relatives will ever see or use these custom features. Make yourself happy so that you will enjoy every moment in your new kitchen without breaking the bank, only add what you can afford. If however you are upgrading to sell then keep the upgrades to what can be seen. Buyers seldom open every door or drawer to see what is behind them and this is where the majority of these items exist. I personally experienced this once where I put every bell and whistle I could in one of my personal kitchens and when we sold the house I could not get any more mileage out of the real-estate team other than to have them say, “ Custom Maple Cabinets” All of the added value items which were quite extensive were never noticed by any of the potential buyers that visited our home.

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New option for people not on EI seeking employment Morning Star Staff

A new program will target individuals looking for work who are not on Employment Insurance. The No r t h O k a n a g a n Employment Enha ncement Society will launch JobOptionsBC May 9, and the deadline to register is April 15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This eight-week employment program is for jobseekers over the age of 18 who are not eligible for Employment Insurance,â&#x20AC;? said Lynn Belsher, executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those receiving EI have a number of programs available to them. However, there is not much available for those that are unemployed and not eligible for EI. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Belsher believes the need is great. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We received nearly 40 applications for our first session of this program, but could only accept 12,â&#x20AC;? she said. The program teaches participants the skills to perform an effective job search including how to create a targeted resume, prepare for a job interview and how to network. Participants receive five weeks of paid classroom time based on attendance. Additional training is also provided which can include WHMIS, H2S Alive, ground disturbance, first aid, WorldHost customer service training, FoodSafe and Serving It Right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our participants are very employable, but may not have the knowledge of how to perform an effective job search,â&#x20AC;? said Belsher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They also may not have the means to take the required courses for the work they want.â&#x20AC;? For employers, the

program can provide a wage subsidy for participants during the 3 work placement. It gives the partici-

pant a chance to demonstrate their skills and abilities and if the placement is successful and a permanent posi-

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Down the road, Johnny Knisley can spin a yarn about how he dashed coast-to-coast for the biggest goal of his Junior A hockey career. For now, the New Yorker will have to settle on a lucky bounce that gave the Vernon Vipers a 4-3 win over the Powell River Kings before 2,139 fans Monday night at the Wesbild Centre. The Vipers took a 3-0 Fred Page Cup series strangehold into Game 4 Tuesday night. A fifth game in the B.C. Hockey League championship, if required, would go Thursday night on the Sunshine Coast. Vernon clipped the Kings 1-0 on a late goal by captain David Robinson in Game 2 Saturday night at Hap Parker Arena in Powell River. Knisley fired a shot from the right corner which bounced off Powell River towering defenceman Justin DaSilvaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg and past a startled goalie Sean Maguire for Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just doing the forecheck along the wall and just threw it in front and (Darren) Nowick was in front there and I was trying to give him a good look, and luckily, it went off DaSilva and in,â&#x20AC;? said Knisley, of his third playoff snipe. Knisley, named third star, feels the Vipers are bringing enough energy to claim a third straight league playoff crown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our whole team is just putting in a good effort for a full 60 minutes in each game. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a good, hard-working team and we know that and we just have to win puck battles and races to the puck and good things will keep coming our way.â&#x20AC;? Powell River coach Kent Lewis was smiling and shaking his head as his players boarded the bus for their West Kelowna hotel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a weird fourth goal for sure,â&#x20AC;? said Lewis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot of chances but we just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convert and that goes in. You say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the heckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sometimes but you keep your chin up and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an opportunity to play tomorrow which not a lot of teams have and we look forward to getting a win.â&#x20AC;? Cohen Adair gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 2:49 into the game on a wrister from the slot on the powerplay. Michael Zalewski outworked a defender for a loose puck after some good corner work by Nowick and Knisley and beat starter Michael Garteig on a powerplay wrister. The Vipers led 2-1 after one period and were up 3-1 until midway through the second when the Kings starting taking over the play, especially down low. First star Malcolm Lyles scored once and set up Marcus Basara with a gorgeous one-hand pass after a spectacular rush to lead the Vipers, who won their seventh straight playoff tilt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw two guys out of the corner of my eye, and I knew that they would actually stop at the net because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done that probably 20 times this season so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad it paid off and Bas was there to bury it,â&#x20AC;? said Lyles, a natural-born thriller. The Vipers chased Garteig after Lyles fooled the Prince George all-star with a long, soft wrist shot from just inside

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Viper captain David Robinson prepares to block a rocket point shot from the Kings' Jason Yee in Game 3 action of the Fred Page Cup championship series Monday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers won 4-3 to take a 3-0 series lead. Visit The Morning Star online at www.vernonmorningstar.com (click on the Vipers Central tab) for a photo slideshow from Game 3. the blueline with 4:50 gone in the second period. Maguire came in and saw his first minutes of the post-season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw a little opening on the goalieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arm, a small opening,â&#x20AC;? said Lyles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was waiting for me to try and go corner so I was fortunate enough that he did what he did.â&#x20AC;? Lyles figured the Kings did battle harder in the corners and while they enjoyed several screened scoring chances, the Vipers were there to block several shots in front of a solid Kirby Halcrow. Robinson scored from Basara and Corkey, with 5:19 remaining, as the Vipers won Game 2 before 1,129 fans in Powell River. Halcrow took first star with 24 stops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been two games now where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought we should have won, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say we were the better team because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win,â&#x20AC;? said Lewis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just gotta be better for 60 minutes and keep plugging. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need our goalie to be better, no question. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably yanked him all year. He knows that. Our guys are pretty optimistic; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not hanging their heads. That was the best group Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen for this challenge. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in good shape and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of gas so tomorrow, certainly, I expect Vernon to be better too and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be better as well.â&#x20AC;? The Kings pulled within one nine minutes after Lylesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal when Steven Schmidt led an aggressive three-man rush and fed Chris Williams for a gorgeous bang-bang shorthanded tally. Powell River, who led the BCHL with 46 regular-season

wins, equalized at 5:50 of the third with 42 seconds left in a powerplay with Chad Niddery finishing a sweet play involving Andrew Pettitt and Jon Jutzi. The Kings outshot the Vipers 33-20, including a 17-6 margin in the second period. Halcrow, chosen Player of the Week, earned his 10th win of the playoffs, his biggest stop coming with 79 seconds left in the second when he did the splits to stone Brendan Forbes in tight. Niddery, who trash talked the Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dylan Walchuk all night, said the Kings were hardly ready to call it a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You take the positives, as much as you can, out of it,â&#x20AC;? said Niddery, who along with Pettitt, is facing Vernon for a third straight year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad feeling to actually dominate a team for the most part and come out empty-handed, but the bounces are gonna come our way one of these days and I mean, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been down in this position before so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new to our team. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like we have our heads down or anything. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to come out flying tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? Hits-of-the-night were a Brett Corkey smackdown of the Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chad Garbowsky in open ice, and a DaSilva crushing of the Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zach McPhee against the side boards. In Alberta, the Camrose Kodiaks shut down the visiting Spruce Grove Saints 2-0 in the Enerflex Cup. The No. 1-ranked Saints led the series 2-1 going into the fourth game Tuesday night in Camrose. The B.C.-Alberta best-of-seven Doyle Cup series starts Friday, April 15 in B.C.

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The Vernon Jackals took the expansion Merritt Barbarians to school in their men’s Division 3 Okanagan Rugby Union season opener Sunday at Grahame Park. Adam Morad led the Jackal attack with a pair of tries, and was named Foward of the Game, as the Jackals grounded the Barbarians 29-5. “Overall it was a very nice opening victory for our club. It is always good to open the season with a win, and for the first game of the year we played well,” said Jackals’ player-coach Mike Scheller. “Merritt has a young team, and credit to them, they fought hard all game. We just had more experience and size on our side, which helped.” The Jackal forwards had a great game in controlling the ball and winning numerous rucks which allowed them many phases on attack. “It is an easy game when you control possession of the ball and our forwards did a great job of keeping possession,” said Scheller. The Jackal pack also controlled most of the scrums, with hooker Erik Grottenrod stealing some opposition put-ins as well. “Our lineouts are still a work in progress,” added Scheller.

Standoff Rob Miles deftly controlled Vernon’s attack, distributing the ball for multiple attacks up the wings. “He put our players in positions to attack and retain possession very well,” said Scheller. Josh Cooper crashed the ball effectively from his inside centre spot, and dished out some punishing tackles. Centre Garth Cooke had some great offensive runs, and scored a long try early in the second half. Tanner Nordstrom-Young was confident at fullback, making some nice attacking runs. Lock Geoff Cranton, one of the hardest working Jackals, earned a great try early in the first half, while Fulton Maroon grad Jesse Lochhead scored in his Jackal debut. Pearse Wylie was 2-for-5 on conversions. In other league action, West Kelowna upset the Penticton Harlequins 27-15.

It wasn’t the colour they were hoping for, but Team Okanagan collected a medal at the Under 16 girls B.C. Cup hockey action last weekend at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House. Lavington’s Lisa Campeau collected a goal as Okanagan, the defending champions, stuffed Vancouver Island 4-1 in the bronze-medal game, Sunday. Vernon’s Jenna Lazar and Lavington’s Ali Roine both pocketed singles as Okanagan opened the tourney with a 6-5 win over the Kootenays. The game was tied 2-2 until Okanagan scored back-to-back goals to take a two-goal lead.

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The Vernon Tornadoes collected fifth place at the Under 15 Boys Super Volley Tournament last weekend in Kelowna. The Tornadoes fell behind in their game against Air Attack Gold of Richmond, but showed tremendous composure earn the win in a tiebreaker. After forcing a tiebreaking against the Apex Express, Vernon dropped its second game 2-1. In their third match of the day, the Tornadoes fell two straight to the Kelowna Killbillies, leaving them in fourth place in their pool. In crossover action, Vernon bowed 2-0 to first-place Fraser Valley Blue. Vernon stayed alive in relegation

play with a 2-1 win over Prince George, capped by a 15-13 third-set win. In the fifth-place game, Vernon dominated Air Attack Black of Richmond to end the tourney on a high note. Coached by Ron Lutzke and Rod Dubland, the Tornadoes include: Kristian Currie, Braydon Davis, Zac Dubland, Travis Hoogland, Erich Lutzke, Kenyon Neumann, Charles Odura, Jared Tong and Nolan Wiens. In U16 boys action, the Vernon Vortex ranked 11th. Coached by Nathan French and Dan Currie, the Vortex includes: Alex Baxter, Brayden Bouchard, Adam Ensing, Sam Koch, Mitchell Lacasse, Kuup Peters, Greg Poggemoeller and Uriah Stene.

Campeau netted a single and Lazar pocketed two assists as Okanagan ended preliminary play with a 5-1 win over Team North Saturday. Armstrong’s Nikita Payne was a steady presence on the Okanagan blueline, while Vernon’s Danielle Butler played a solid two-way game. Fraser Valley grounded Greater Vancouver 4-1 in the gold-medal game.

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Vernon’s Mischo Erban is a bona fide star in a fringe sport. Downhill skateboarding, which falls under the category of gravity sports, might receive slightly more attention than the Unicycle Hockey World Championships or the World Footbag Association – both real entities – but it is still a ways off the beaten sporting path. Many people wouldn’t know this, but Erban is the world record holder for the fastest speed (130 km/h) on a downhill skateboard, a record he set last September in Colorado. His feat was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, and in an ESPN online article. He is also the driving force behind the Vernon DH, a downhill skateboarding event held every year on Middleton Mountain. The seventh annual Vernon DH goes June 11 and 12. After finishing runner-up in his first two seasons on the International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) downhill skateboarding world cup circuit, Erban, now 27, became the world champion in 2009. He managed eighth place on the IGSA circuit last season after he made the switch to all-new equipment. Despite these accolades, Erban, now heading into his fifth world cup season, is getting no love from the corporate sponsorship world. He approached Red Bull, makers of the popular caffeinated energy drink. From cliff diving to crashed ice – which is basically downhill skiing on hockey skates – they seem to sponsor pretty much every extreme sport there is. But Erban says they weren’t interested. Erban estimates it will cost about $50,000 to cover expenses for his upcoming season. He studied

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Leah Mulvihill scored twice and Patti Hansen was solid in net as the Buy-Low Vixens shut down the Kamloops Valleyview Lions 3-0 in the women’s division 2 final of the Checkers Rec Hockey Tournament Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. Derri-Anne Cooper also scored for the Vixens, who got two assists from Nichole Oakden. The Lions left the ice with three minutes left after each team was assessed a major penalty during a melee. “We had amazing play by all the girls and strong goaltending by Patti Hansen,” said Oakden. “A huge thank you goes to our wonderful sponsor Buy-Low Foods.” The Vixens earlier grounded the Armstrong Farmers 4-2 Friday afternoon at PV, getting goals from Bernie Dwan, Edeen Ramsey, Cooper and Mulvihill. Nat Daniels scored for the Farmers. Veteran blueliner Christine Bosworth exploded with 3+2 as Buy-Low stuffed the RTS Rocket Stars 8-1 Saturday morning at PV. Mulvihill, with 2+1, Cooper, with 1+2, Vicky Taylor and Leigh-Ann Stewart completed the Vixens’ offence. Taylor was forced to wear the Vixens’ team socks in Buy-Low’s next game – a 2-2 tie with Valleyview – because Bosworth pulled the hat trick to win a bet. Bosworth and Mulvihill netted the Vixen goals in the draw at Wesbild Centre. The Rocket Stars got five goals from

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Darcy Lauder supplied 2+1 as the Vernon Five Holers stopped Team Wicked of Kamloops 5-3 Sunday in the men’s 35+ division final of the Checkers Rec Hockey Tournament at Wesbild Centre. Cody Watson, Blair Fernley and former Vernon Viper and Missouri River Otter Colin Embley, with the winner, also scored for the Five Holers, who had Jeff Gaudette in goal. Lauder’s second goal was an empty-netter with nine seconds left. Skyler Gare pocketed two assists. Jason Bailey produced two goals for Wicked. The Five Holers reached the final by gaining a 4-4 draw with the Teale Utility Canucks Saturday night at PV. Watson pulled the hat trick, while Ford fired one for the Holers. Reid Church scored with 1:41 left to give the Canucks the tie, 10 minutes after former Kelowna Spartan Jarret Watts’ goal. Brothers Mike and Steve Burke each bagged two assists for the Canucks. The Five Holers got seven goals from Embley and five helpers from Murray Ford in a 13-4 stuffing of the Lake Country Barnhounds. Steve Burke and Church each scored twice as the Canucks beat the Barnhounds 7-5, while Trail Smoke Eater grad Darcy Quiring and Steve Burke each pulled hat tricks as the Canucks shelled the Hope Thirsty Beavers 9-0. Former 50-goal BCJHL scorer (Langley Lords) and seven-year Austrian pro Ed Lebler led the

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The president of The Vernon MS Society is ordering good weather for the 11th annual Walk/Run/Ride for MS April 17 in Polson Park. “We’ve had the event in snow and had not many people out and we’ve had it in good weather and had more than 200 participants, so we want good weather so everyone can enjoy the walk,” he said. The Walk/Run/Ride is the main fundraiser for the society, which has an office in The People Place providing information and education, peer counseling, social events and transportation to appointments. “People who are newly diagnosed or at any point in MS are welcome to come in and talk. It can take a couple of years for people to get a diagnosis and it can be shocking and overwhelming at first, but it’s not a death sentence, you manage,” said Gendron, who was diagnosed at 28. The average age for diagnosis is 26 with two out of three people who have MS being women. The Walk/Run/Ride takes place April 17 at Polson Park starting at 11 a.m. Teams and individuals are welcome. Other groups can take part in the 50/50, keeping half of the money they raise and donating half to the MS Society. Some school groups have done this in the past and anyone who wants to help their own group

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Rene Gendron, president of The Vernon MS Society, invites people to start getting their teams and pledges together for The Walk/Run/Ride in Polson Park April 17. and the Vernon MS society is welcome. For more information and pledge sheets

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A dessert fit for a ballerina

he first time I enjoyed a Pavlova was for my niece’s birthday a few years ago. Being sensitive to gluten, she needed a cake that used no flour and so a Pavola was the perfect choice. Basically a Pavlova is a meringue crust filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It originated in New Zealand (and/ or Australia) following the world tour of the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1926 when she visited that area. It’s said that a chef at a hotel in Wellington invented the dessert inspired by Pavlova’s tutu which was draped in green silk and cabbage roses. The basic shape of the tutu, was providCathi Litzenberger ed by the meringue bowl, and the froth of the skirt’s tulle was suggested by the whipped cream. The chef achieved the effect of roses by using slices of kiwi fruit. Both countries claim Pavlova as their national dessert, although the name has more to do with the fact that the dessert was described as being as light as the ballerina’s dance. Any fresh fruit can be used in this dessert and it would be a perfect fit for an Easter dessert. A Queen’s Pavlova 6 egg whites 1 pinch salt 2 cups castor sugar or superfine sugar 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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1-1/2 tsp. vinegar 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, optional but recommended 2 cups sweetened whipped cream 2 kiwi fruit, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1 fresh peach, peeled, pitted and sliced 1 cup fresh blueberries Sugar for sweetening cream as desired Preheat oven to 450 F (220 C). You will be turning the temperature down to 300 F (150 C) when you put this in to bake. Line a 9 or 10-inch round glass dish with parchment paper. Combine the egg whites and salt in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until able to form soft peaks. Sprinkle in the sugar 1 tbsp. at a time while continuing to whip to stiff peaks. Stir in the vanilla and vinegar, and fold in coconut if using. Spread evenly into the prepared glass dish, making sure to spread out to all of the edges. Place the Pavlova into the preheated oven, and immediately reduce the temperature to 300 F. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top is crisp and a pale straw colour. Leave in the oven, and turn off the heat. Let it stay in the oven until the oven has cooled completely. Once the Pavlova has cooled, remove the parchment paper, place on nice serving dish and top generously with sweetened whipped cream. Arrange the kiwi, strawberries, peaches, and blueberries in beautiful concentric circles on top. Slice with a sharp knife into serving size pieces.

Chocolate Pavlova 6 egg whites 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tbsp. vinegar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 (1 oz.) squares bittersweet chocolate, melted 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved 1-1/2 cups whipping cream 2 tsp. granulated sugar 1 (1 oz.) square bittersweet chocolate, melted Beat together egg whites, salt and cream of tartar to soft peaks in a large bowl. Beat in sugar, about 3 tbsp. at a time, until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa and cornstarch over egg whites, and gently fold in. Gently fold in vinegar, vanilla and melted chocolate. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the meringue into an 8-inch circle, with upward edges. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1-1/2 hours or until the outside is crisp and the centre is soft. Using a metal spatula, loosen the meringue from the parchment paper, and move to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely, about an hour. Whip cream with the 2 tsp. of sugar and spread over the meringue. Arrange strawberries decoratively over the top and drizzle with the last square of melted chocolate.

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I’m a Grade 10 student at Pleasant Valley secondary school, and an active member of the community of Armstrong. I am a member of Girl Guides of Canada and a cadet in the Rocky Mountain Rangers Enderby Cadet Corps. I am also a youth member of Zion United Church. I volunteer in many different areas; I am a Sunday School helper at Zion, a youth healthcare volunteer at Pleasant Valley Manor, and a member of the PVSS Leadership class, which participates in numerous activities around Armstrong and Vernon, such as working at the soup kitchen and organizing community clean-ups. Recently, I learned that there is an opportunity this summer to travel on a trip through Girl Guides of Canada and Me to We: Free the Children to Maasai Mara, Kenya. Me to We: Free the Children is a global leadership group working to improve living conditions for children around the world. The trip involves working with community members and assisting with projects, such as building a classroom for a school that is under construction nearby and planting trees at a local tree nursery. Below is a description of the trip: “The Kenya School of Savannah Peace and Leadership Centre is located on the edge of the Maasai Mara, Africa’s richest wildlife reserve. Experience, learn, and serve in the beautiful surroundings of the centre and local villages. Intensive leadership training, social issues and cultural education will prepare you to be active volunteers in the local community. It will change your way of life and make a difference in others. Feel the heartbeat of Africa! We will be working with local children and youth, assisting with community projects. “Students on our trip will earn up to 20 volunteer hours towards their Ministry of Education requirements for Grade 12. This also counts as the residential project for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Our program includes a Level 3 Leadership training certificate course (approxi-

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Jeslyn Simpson is a PVSS student who is fundraising to travel on a volunteer trip to Kenya. mately 20 hours) that includes cultural and social issues education, building on our volunteer experience, complex social issues such as poverty and child labour through workshops and seminars that will empower critical thinking about challenges facing Kenya today.” This trip represents an incredible opportunity and I am seeking financial assistance so that I can attend, represent our community and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in Africa. The total cost is estimated at between $4,500 and $5,000 and any amount is appreciated. I am willing to volunteer my services for any job opportunities. A helpful way to make a donation would be the donation of your bottles and cans, which I will collect and bring to the bottle depot. The money received for the bottles will go towards my Kenya trip. For more information, if you would like to make a donation, or if you wish to donate bottles, please contact me at jeslynsimpson@hotmail.ca.

Beware of April frost t the time of writing this article, warm weather has returned. The crocus are in bloom, tulips and daffodils are coming up and will give us a good display. The peonies are also showing signs of growth. There is still a chance of night time frost and any tenFred Lyall der plants you might want to plant in your yard should be protected until midMay. We are very lucky to be so well served by garden centres such as Swan Lake, Art Knapp and the Flower Spot: they all offer a wide variety of plants. If you have a greenhouse, you can start plants

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Hummingbirds banded for preservation BARB HARRIS Special to The Morning Star

Are you interested in hummingbirds? Did you know that the smallest hummingbird, the bee hummingbird, is only five cm long? Did you also know that hummingbirds can not only stop in mid air and hover, but can actually fly backward, the only group of birds able to do so? And did you know that hummingbirds, which can fly at speeds in excess of 34 miles per hour, migrate by themselves, as far as 4,000 kilometres? If you find these facts interesting, and would like to help scientists learn more about hummingbirds, then read on. Gail Loughridge, the local head bander, moved here in 2002. She started banding in Vernon immediately. “I was asked by Cam Finlay, a master bander

from Victoria, to start banding here,” she said. “He really wanted an Interior location. He came and helped me band around Vernon, and in two days I banded over 75 birds.” Initially, Gail banded two species, Rufous and Calliope, but there is a new kid on the block – the Blackchinned hummingbird. Alarmingly, the Rufous population, the most common species in Western Canada, has been declining for more than 40 years. This pattern is disturbing to ornithologists, as extinction of bird spe-

cies is occurring at an alarming rate. Fossil records show that, on average, just one species of birds was lost every century. Today, between one and 10 species of birds are thought to become extinct every year. Banding in the North Okanagan gathers information for two different scientific studies, the Hummingbird Project of BC, and the Hummingbird Monitoring Network. The Hummingbird Project of BC (HPBC) is committed to the preservation of hummingbird species and their habitats throughout Western Canada. It also supplies information to the Canadian Wildlife Service, which keeps track of hummingbird locations, populations, and species decline throughout Canada. The Hummingbird

Monitoring Network surveys hummingbird populations every two weeks, according to a set protocol. Both the network and the project are working to determine population trends, and to increase public knowledge about hummingbirds, so that people will promote and assist with habitat protection. Gail feels strongly about the need to collect data for both of these groups. “One never knows which bird will be the one that gives the golden information; or is caught at a very distant site; or returns to the same spot for many years. Therefore it is important to band as many hummingbirds as possible.” The hummingbird banding group, an offshoot of the North Okanagan Naturalists’

Club, is looking for more participants. Banding takes place on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as on occasional week nights, from early May to the end of July. New members would help with catching the birds, as well as recording information about them, and would be asked to come and help twice a month. A workshop on banding and related

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son for Ernie Sr. and Lilia Maleniza of Prince George, B.C., Princesita Ricafrente of Tacurong, Philippines. March 14: Born to Chris and Lisa Payton of Armstrong, a girl, 7 lbs. 8 oz., named Nicole Helena. A sister for Nathan, 2. A granddaughter for Kennon and Larry Payton, Cindy Rachwalksi, Garth Rachwalski, all of Vernon, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Donna Morrison of Kelowna, B.C. March 14: Born to Raphael and Emily Clermont of Armstrong, B.C, a boy, 7 lbs. 2 oz., named Samuel Kooper. A grandson for Mark and Shannon Noakes of Armstrong, Shelley and Ron Maxwell of Fort McMurray, Alta., Maggie Clermont of Armstrong, Johnny and Debra Clermont of Summerland, B.C. A great-grandson for Arlene Benwell of Lardeau, B.C., Irene and Bob Noakes of Vernon, B.C., Bud and Pat Friele of Salt Spring Island, B.C.

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Feature Event: Benefit for Kael Scott takes place April 9

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 NORTH OKANAGAN NATURALIST CLUB Meets at the Vernon Lodge April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Anthony Kittel from the Regional District office will speak on the Regional Growth Stategy. TIMBRETONE MENS’ BARBERSHOP CHORUS Meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at the North Okanagan Community Life Society, 240046th Ave. All male singers any age are welcome to join us. For more information phone 260-4435 or 503-2552. HI NOON TOASTMASTERS Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Cup Coffee shop. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. Call Nell after 4 p.m. at 545-9403. FEMALE SINGERS WANTED Vernon Kalamalka Chorus welcomes women from 18 to 80 to sing with us on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Halina Centre Gym, 3310-37th Ave. Our chorus is affiliated with Sweet Adelines International and sings a wide variety of music in a cappella barbershop harmony. For information, phone Grace at 250-545-0808 or Deanna at 250-542-9229. VERNON SENIORS CHOIR Meets Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Halina Centre, under the direction of Lyn Taron. We sing four-part harmony. If you like to sing, come and join us; no auditions required. For more information, call 250-545-3119. DROP-IN CRIB AT THE EAGLES Fraternal Order of Eagles welcomes you for crib every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come by and see what the Eagles are about and where our monies are spent in the community We are open every day 1 - 7 p.m. VERNON WOMEN IN BUSINESS Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Schubert Centre for networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, buffet lunch noon to 1 p.m. Members, $14; nonmembers, $20. VWIB offers networking opportunities and inspires, educates and motivates women to be the best they can in their business and personal lives. For more info., see www.vwib.com or e-mail membership@vwib.com. KALAMALKA TOASTMASTERS CLUB 4869 meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 4716 - 34 St. Come and gain confidence in your public speaking skills. Call Jim at 545-8814 for more details. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to come out and participate in carpet bowling Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. GLASS STUDIO DROP-IN SESSION Wednesdays 9:30-12:30 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre or anytime the studio is not in use by a class. The Glass Studio is open for drop-in to students who have completed the Intro to Stained Glass course. Come in and work on your stained glass pieces in the studio. $11.20 per session, includes tools but not supplies. Call 250-542-6243. LAPIDARY DROP-IN SESSIONS Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Geodes, opals and quartz, oh my! Cutting and polishing rocks is great fun! Open to members of the Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club. For more info, visit www.vernonrockhounds.com $5.60 per session, $50.40 for a 10 x pass. For more information call 250-542-6243. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Wednesdays: A fun-filled mid-week night at the Legion! Come for the meat draw and play a round of pool; it all starts at 7 p.m. PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP For anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death; men and women welcome. Educational support group that explores a number of topics pertaining to grief surrounding pregnancy loss. Drop-in group, no charge, for anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred. Group meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month at The Pantry Restaurant banquet room, 3908-

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ael Scott is a Vernon youngster who suffered second and third-degree burns in a fire last December that required him to have a skin graft operation. He will need to wear specially made compression garments to minimize scarring 24 hours a day for two years. He is healing well, but he still has a long road ahead of him. The Vernon Fire Department is hoping to help Kael and his family with their ongoing medical expenses by hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, April 9 at Sneakers Sports Bar in the Village Green Hotel, 4801-27th Ave. Live music from The Dirt, 50/50 draws and $5 cover charge going to the Scott family. For more information, call 250-542-3321.

32nd St. April 6 topic is “Reactions of Family and Friends after a Pregnancy Loss. Contact Jennifer Patrick 250-938-2331 or Melody Miller 250-540-2449 or e-mail awalktoremember_ourbabies@yahoo.ca MEAT DRAW AT THE ANAF Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Help us help our community and have fun, too! Also, pub darts on Wednesdays. THE VERNON CHAPTER OF THE MS SOCIETY Hosts a yoga class for people with MS, every Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. at the People Place. A COURSE IN MIRACLES Join us at the Centre, 2913 - 29 Ave., for A Course In Miracles study group, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., all welcome. For more info. call 250-549-4399. PREGNANCY SUPPORT Every Wednesday we offer two drop-ins: lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and supper from 4 to 5:30 p.m. We offer a free and confidential service to help you have a healthy baby. We are gratefully accepting donations to the program of maternity and infant clothing and double strollers. We are at 2902-29th Ave. For information call 542-5448. NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR 55-PLUS provides poles and free instruction at the Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Benefits to using poles are: you walk taller, straighter with more build up to your upper body muscles. Also if you feel unsteady on your feet this method of walking helps you gain confidence in walking especially after surgery. Come try it out. (Walking in a safe, warm, environment is helpful for keeping up your strength and balance.) Call Olena at 250-547-8866. ABORIGINAL INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Free swimming Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the aquatic centre. For more info., 542-7578. ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUPS The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivers and people in early stage of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia first Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Support group for caregivers also meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both meetings at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room 102. Call Jennifer, toll-free, 1-800-634-3399. LADIES OF THE ROYAL PURPLE Come join the great ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge #123. We are a non-profit group meeting at the Elks Hall on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Meeting starts 1 p.m. or bring your lunch at join us at noon. For more information, call 545-6810.

APRIL 7 BOTTLE DRIVE Fulton Super Grad has set up an account for bottle returns at Interior Bottle Depot. If you wish to bring your bottles in and donate to Super Grad, please tell the person refunding your bottles and the money will be put towards Fulton Super Grad. CRISPY CREME DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER Help Young Life Vernon to raise money for summer camp. Fundraiser takes place at London

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Drugs in Vernon Square Mall April 6 at 3p.m. until the tasty cremes are gone! LUMBY UNITED CHURCH April 7, we mark 116 years of faithful service to people in Lumby and area and remains a vital part of the community. Join us for a Sunday service at 11 a.m. or drop by the hall for tea after church. At 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. 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. THE FRIENDS OF HISTORY Meet April 7 at 10 a.m. at The Pantry. Speaker: Paul Jones on The Whatsan Dam project 1969. Everyone welcome; lunch available BC CONSERVATIVE VERNON-MONASHEE ASSOCIATION Annual general meeting April 7 at Schubert Centre, 7 p.m. All welcome. ANAF POOL LEAGUE Spitfire Lounge Thursdays at 7 p.m. Kitchen is open. Also, cribbers play at 7 p.m. Non-members welcome. For information, call Reg at 250-307-3667. BUSINESS NETWORKING IN ARMSTRONG Check out our free networking opportunity over lunch with a new interesting topic each meeting! We meet the first Thursday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. Format: 10 minutes networking with others, one minute optional personal introduction for each attendant, 10 minute speaker. We’ll finish up with a three-minute business spotlight, determined at previous meeting with business card draw. Armstrong Inn Banquet Room. Would you like to be a future speaker? RSVP to lendingd@telus.net or call 250-5463963. Feb. 3 it’s Benita Frank, a marketing guru who will share some fresh marketing strategies. VERNON TOASTMASTERS We will be offering weekly sessions on “How to Run and Control Business Meetings.’’ Any club, business or organization will benefit from more productive and economical officer meetings. Meetings held Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 4716 - 34th St. Call at Serle 250-542-5161.

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Community Calendar APRIL 7 SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Thursdays it’s bridge at 1 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. SCHUBERT SINGERS Practices held Thursdays at Schubert Centre, 11 a.m., under the leadership of Trudy McGrath. Call Wilf Lynch at 250-549-2352 for more info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 LUMBY Fun darts every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Bingo every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. NAVY LEAGUE CADETS for boys and girls 9 to 13 meet every Thursday at 6:15 p.m in the CMHA building at 3100 – 28th Ave. New cadets are welcome on any parade night. Further information may be obtained from the Commanding Officer at 250-503-8319. THE VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. New members or guests welcome. For more information, see our website at www.vssq.org KNITTING CIRCLE ARMSTRONG We invite you to a relaxing evening of sharing, learning and meeting new friends. Bring a project — needles and yarn — or just yourself. Beginners always welcome. Now accepting yarn donations for local charitable projects. See www.knittingcircle.ca or call Judy at 546-9475 or Marlene at 5466325 for more information. We meet the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month. SCHUBERT EUCHRE GROUP Meets Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Wilf Nash at 250-5585818, Verna Riggins at 250-542-0828, Alice at 250-549-8434 or Muriel at 250-542-9335. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Discussion group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Ave. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGH-IN CLINIC The first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Schubert Centre. Ask at the front desk for room location. LUMBY LEGION DARTS Every Thursday, with registration at 7 p.m.; play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Come one, come all. Non-members and beginners welcome. VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 Meets the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Contact Betty at 542-8450. AA MEETINGS ON THURSDAYS 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) Thursday Morning Step Group (H), open, 10 a.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. BYOBB Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., Mug and Muffin, 2801B-34th St. Thursday discussion group (X) open, 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) handicap access. (X) no handicap access VINTAGE CARS Are you interested in old cars? The Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We welcome interested guests and new members. Please note: though owning a vintage car may be desirable, it is not a necessity. For more information, call Robert at 260-3969, Glen at 546-3252 or e-mail to damzerr@telus.net.

UPCOMING OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ April 8, dance to music of Bob King at The Army & Navy Club, 2500 – 46th Ave. Come and dance. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m. Contact Dot at 250-542-4042 by Thursday if attending so seats can be saved. No cover charge. THE THREADS THAT BIND US, 3004 B 31st St., welcomes all to their Mini-Psychic Fair, April 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. A variety of practitioners will include Tarot readers, Reiki practitioners, psychics, channellers, and holistic health practitioners, offering samples of services for discounted rate. Admission minimum $2 donation, to earthquake & tsunami relief efforts for Vernon’s sister city, Tome, Japan. Call Sable or Brenda at 250-540-0341 or Sable@thethreadsthatbindus.net. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden Friday April 8, 7 - 8:45 p.m. Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. The class topic will be “Life Without Regret: The Meaning Of Life and How To Accomplish It.” Drop-in class. Fees $10 adults, $5 students & seniors. For info www.dorjechang.ca or 250-5580952. No fragrance please.

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. DANCE AT THE ENDERBY SENIORS’ COMPLEX April 8, The Wildwood Band is playing, 2-4 p.m. All welcome. ENDERBY WINTER MARKET Time again to stock up on your local produce. We have fresh-dug parsnips and sunchokes this week and carrots, potatoes, beets, watermelon radish and shallots. April 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. VERNON AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187. 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! THE HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Easter Turkey Dinner & Dance April 9. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the dance at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Halina Canteen (3310-37 Ave.) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Music by the Old Time Fiddlers. Everyone welcome! For further info. call: 250-542-2877. 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. LUMBY LEGION MEAT RAFFLE April 9 from 3 – 5 p.m. Fundraising event for Lumby & District Health Services Society, all proceeds go towards supporting the X-ray services in Lumby. Bring your friends for a great afternoon of fun and entertainment. No membership required, free admission, 50/50 draw, horse racing, and meat draws. The Lumby Legion is at 2016 Miller St. 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. NORTH OKANAGAN JUNIOR ACADEMY hosting an International Supper on April 10 from 4-7 p.m. Bring your appetite, your family, friends and neighbors to this exciting eating experience! Enjoy vegetarian cuisine with the booklet that provides a serving from a variety of different countries as well as juice and dessert. Booklets are $15. For more info call 250-546-8330 PILGRIM’S PRODUCE CELEBRATES 20TH BIRTHDAY With gratitude to the communities of the North Okanagan, Pilgrims’ Produce is staging an outdoor spring event at their organic farm, 1568 Eagle Rock Rd., Armstrong. In addition to farm tours (including the high tunnels and forest garden areas), there will be interactive stations on worm composting, growing micro greens, square-foot gardening, Tubs ‘n Spuds, local organic grains, mason bee boxes, rain harvest, electric bikes, green drinks and seed planting. Music by Neil Fraser. Refreshments by ORA, the Gleaners, Shuswap Coffee Co and Pilgrims. April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please carpool as parking will be on public roads. VERNON DISTRICT RIDING CLUB PRESENTS Trailer Safety & Maintenance Clinic with guest speaker Rob Reimer of TNT Trailers, clinic open to the public and will held at the Vernon District Riding Club, 8408 Aberdeen Rd., Coldstream, April 10 at 10 a.m. Rob will cover all aspects of trailer safety and maintenance for all types of trailers: horse, flat deck, 5th Wheel or travel trailer. No need to bring your truck and trailer, a demo will be provided. Free for VDRC members and $10 for non-members. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Notice of general meeting April 10 at 2 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Zone Commander Hill will be present to initiate all new members, as well as re-affirm initiation of all members present. Please call the

Branch at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m. for more info. ARMSTRONG/ENDERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AGM Branch holds annual general meeting in the Enderby Museum April 10, 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers will tell stories about the Enderby and Armstrong libraries, in celebration of 75 years of service. Refreshments will follow. Everyone welcome. NORTH OKAN. HISTORICAL SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Business includes nominations and election of officers. Peter Blundell is guest speaker on “Antique Hunting in the Okanagan.” Come and bring a guest. SPECIAL EASTER BINGO April 11, 2011 Enderby Seniors’ Complex, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., George St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; play begins at 6:45 p.m. Playing for turkeys, hams, cash, free draws too! Everybody welcome! Minimum age 19 years. NORTH WESTSIDE GARDEN CLUB Killiney Community Hall. April 12 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker: Gwen Steele of Okanagan Xeriscape Assoc. Everyone welcome. Call Kim at 250-503-2285. OKAN. MILLIONAIRE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB OMREIC meets April 12 from 7-9 p.m., Prestige Hotel & Conference Centre, 4411-32nd St. Free event, all welcome. Guest speakers from HomeRun Securities, on “The Alberta Advantage - Investing in Alberta.” More info. at www.omreic.com or call 1-877-509-9009.

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Pursuant To Sections 26 and 40 of the Community Charter, the Municipal Council of the District of Coldstream intends to close, remove the dedication, and dispose of a portion of the Road dedicated by Plan 37599. These lands are surplus to the District of Coldstream based on the design and construction of the new College Way. That portion of the Road is shown on the plan below, in bold outline and identi¿ed as “CLOSE ROAD”. It is approximately 0.205 hectares in size and located adjacent to the new College Way alignment and the Kalamalka Seed Orchards. The District of Coldstream will subsequently receive 2.33 hectares as part of the new College Way construction project. As part of the College Way project, this portion of the Road will be disposed of to the Province of British Columbia - Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and consolidated with their land to the north. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has provided a statutory right-of-way over their lands to the District of Coldstream to allow construction and access to the new College Way. In exchange, the District of Coldstream intends to close a portion of right-ofway not required for transportation and to consolidate it with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations lands.

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In addition to heading to federal and municipal polls this year, Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg says he wouldn’t be surprised if the local electorate faces a provincial election in between. Hogg speculates Premier Christy Clark might hold a general election in the fall – just months after casting votes May 2 for national leaders, and prior to the Nov. 19 civic election. With the date for a provincial election previously set for 2013, a byelection to fill former premier Gordon Campbell’s vacant seat has to be called six months from his March 14 resignation date. A general election called beforehand, however, would negate the need for a byelection. “I think clearly one would want to consult the polls and see how we’re doing, but if we’re doing well, Christy has made a commitment during her leadership campaign she would hold an election earlier,” he said.

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t’s the most shopagain, with new ones worn cliché of the held back only by a lack B.C. Liberal govern- of port capacity. ment, one that for years All a B.C. governhas induced eye-rolling ment can do is create in the legislature press conditions that help gallery. or hinder economic The dark decade, growth. the dismal decade, the And there is little decade of destruction, doubt that NDP govcabinet minernments of isters have the 1990s chanted since hindered it, 2001. with taxes The 1990s, that caused when investminers to flee, ment, jobs choking forest and people regulations packed up to appease Tom Fletcher urban enviand headed for the B.C. ronmentalists, border in response to and infantile tantrums the NDP governments aimed at both the of Mike Harcourt and Canadian and U.S. govGlen Clark. ernments. As the NDP leaderDix’s Vancouver ship candidates near Island rival John the end of their maraHorgan also wants to thon run of debates take back the 1990s. around the province, He claims a list the front-runners are of NDP accomplishfighting hard to turn ments: the Agricultural that conventional wisLand Reserve, B.C. dom around. Transit, the Columbia Vancouver-Kingsway Basin Trust, the B.C. MLA Adrian Dix makes Ambulance Service. a statistical case with Alas, B.C. Transit is his usual intensity: more properly attribB.C.’s economic growth uted to B.C.’s greatestaveraged around three ever socialist, W.A.C. per cent per year durBennett. ing the 1990s, and only The ALR and ambutwo per cent during the lance service were supposedly prosperhurried projects of the ous decade of Gordon Dave Barrett regime Campbell. of the early 1970s, and This mainly demthe ambulance service onstrates what former stands today as a sympremier Bill Bennett bol of the hazards of observed: B.C. is a unionized government small resource economonopolies. my whose prosperity is The Columbia Basin largely at the mercy of Trust was a Harcourtworld markets. era accomplishment, Those northeast coal and it’s a worthwhile mines that Bennett’s effort to share the bengovernment nurtured efits of the dams on the are up and running Columbia River with

the region. But the important question for B.C. voters today is, what would the next NDP government do? Would there be a Peace Basin Trust along with the Site C dam? Not that I have heard of. Today’s NDP has no coherent energy policy, just pandering to kneejerk opposition to Site C, recanted opposition to the carbon tax

and some neo-Marxist claptrap that all power projects are evil unless they’re shackled to a unionized government monopoly. The NDP candidates’ recent health care debate featured promises to roll back the contracted-out health care support jobs, reconstructing the small portion of the unionized health monopoly broken up by the Campbell gov-

ernment. NDP front-runner Mike Farnworth also scorned the “rethermed” hospital food that is part of the desperate effort to rein in health care costs. Candidates mused about bringing in fresh local food for hospital patients, which sounds nice but can only add costs.

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PUZZLE NO. 203

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your financial affairs will fare well at this juncture. Take care of fiscal matters that need tending, such as a shopping trip or making an investment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A buzz of excitement about something good that is happening to you could be making the rounds. At the very least it will make your life much happier. ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203

HOW TO PLAY: Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box. 100511

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You won’t have to ask, yet the appropriate help will be there for you when you find yourself involved in something that needs more than one person to handle. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s not generally advisable to take gambles on people or things about which you know little, yet that’s exactly what you’re likely to do, and you’ll fare quite well.

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SCHWARZ, Heinz Wilhelm It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Heinz Wilhelm Schwarz on April 2, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@myalternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

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Dennis, you were very special, right from the start, A wonderful Son with a generous heart. You carried yourself with humility and pride, with a beautiful smile you could never hide. We miss you dearly and wish you were here, but then realize you will always be near. For you are the sun that shines above, you are the rainbows that we all love. You are the breeze that gently blows past, that beautiful butterfly we can almost grasp. Thank you for the lessons you taught us all, to always be brave and always stand tall. Remember we love you and always will, we only wish time could have stood still. Forever missed and always in our hearts, Mom and Dad, sister Joanne, wife Jennifer

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In the loss of our mother Evelyn Evans, we would like to thank everyone for visits to Kelowna, flowers, phone calls, loving concerns. Your presence/thoughts helped to make our days more comforting. Mom don’t give up Love Arlene, Gary, Turin & Sexy

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was born on June 19th, 1935 in Dublin, Ireland and passed away in peace with the presence of her loved ones on March 30th, 2011 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 75 years. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her husband; Jack, to whom she was married for 35 years, her son; Andy (Cheryl) Doyle, her daughter; Elaine (Dennis) Galozo, her grandchildren; Ryan and Wes Burchnall and C.J. and Cameron Galozo, her God-son; Karl Grogan, her brothers; John, Thomas and Jim, her sisters; Joanne and Roisin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her brother; Peter and by her parents; John and Margaret Doherty.

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A Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dan Watt of¿ciating. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Margaret to First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the 3rd Àoor nurses and staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital as well as the nurses and staff at Hospice House for the care and support given to mom and our family. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187

Ron Weidman With sadness we announce the death of Ron Weidman on Saturday, April, 2, 2011, in Vernon, after a period of illness. He will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Hilde; his two daughters - Bev and Donna; his son-in-law - Tim Johnson; four grandchildren - Jenny and Aaron (Nguyen Vo), Dave and Drew; one great-grandson Nana; three sisters - Ida Gruber and Erna Redlich of Vernon, and Rosalie Drefs of Edmonton; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Ron was a member of Peace Lutheran Church from its inception and his funeral will be held there on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Pastor Rick Schulz of¿ciating. Arrangements with the assistance of Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.

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Margaret’s family was the center of her life and she loved everyone dearly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a fondness for animals. Her faith in the Lord was very strong and it greatly helped her in dealing with her illness.

March 27, 1966 - April 6, 2009 Devoted Son, Brother, and Husband

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Lost & Found Lost Siamese kitten, near L&A & Bakerhog Rd, Vernon. Answers to the name “Vanilla”. (250)542-4107 X- Country Skiers. Did you ski on April 3, 2011 at Sovereign? Do you own a pair of SALOMON Elite 6 Grip 182 and Exel poles 130 cm? If the answer is yes you have my skis and I have yours. Call me Judy (250) 832-1015

Feb. 25, 1951 - Mar. 28, 2011

With regret and deep sadness we announce the passing of Cherie Denise Ellis in Kelowna Hospice House on Mar. 28, 2011. She is survived by her 2 sons Daniel Jenkins, David Jenkins (Tara), 2 daughters, Pamala File, Jodie Horner (Joe). Grandchildren; Ethan, Ian James, Tiara Lee, Aurie Lee & Garrette. Also her loving little companion Misty. Cherie is also survived by her loving Mom, Irene Porter, sister Cindy Porter, Brother Geoff Porter and many friends and relatives. Cherie was predeceased by her father Bruce Schram in 1981. A memorial service will be held for Cherie in Kelowna on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1:30 P.M.

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Prosser, Linda

In loving memory of Linda Diane Prosser who passed away peacefully at the North Okanagan Hospice House on April 2nd, 2011 at the age of 55 years. Linda was predeceased by her loving husband of 23 years Arnold on Jan 13, 2009, and her brother Brian Nelson. She is survived by her loving family, mother Elizabeth Myiot of Lumby two daughters, Diana (Dion) Verhage of Cherryville, Brenda (John) Delude of Thunder Bay, Ontario, two sons, Tyler of Vernon, Shane (Gwen) of Vernon, one granddaughter Corrie Verhage, one sister Laurie (Bob) Paxman of Keromeos, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebraƟon of life service will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM from the Old Age Pension Hall in Lumby with Mr. Tory Tung oĸciaƟng. In lieu of Ňowers those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of Linda may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27th, Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, (542-4333).

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WILLIAM (BILL)

FORSYTHE 30 January, 1949 to 23 March, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) Forsythe after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Bill passed away on March 23, 2011 at the age of 62 years young. He was born at Princeton, B.C. in 1949. He is survived by Eleanor Skelton in Prince Rupert, B.C; Gary (Nancy) Forsythe in Victoria, B.C; Donna Forsythe in Vernon BC; niece Charmagne Skelton, nephews Brian (Loni) Skelton in Victoria BC; Greg Forsythe in Salmon Arm; Daryle (Julie) Skelton; in Prince George B.C. Also survived by great nephew Reid Skelton-Morven, Kale SkeltonMorven of Prince Rupert, B.C. and Liam Skelton of Prince George B.C. Predeceased by parents John Forsythe, Cora Forsythe, and brother-in-law Wally Skelton. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in Prince Rupert on Thursday March 31 in the basement of the United Church from 2 pm - 4 pm. At the request of Bill there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of Áowers, donations may be made to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the Cancer Society of British Columbia or to a charity of your choice.

SHELDON, JACK ALAN

A wonderful man, Jack Alan Sheldon passed away April 1, 2011 in Vernon after a long and tenacious battle with cancer. Loved by so many, but particularly missed by his two sons Mike (Bev) of Vernon and Ted (Carol) of Victoria; his grandchildren Nathan (Anna), Kristy (Ishan), Dawn & Clayton; his great-grandsons Cohen & Colton; as well as his close companion Ruth Bos and his beloved pooch “King Tut”. Jack was predeceased in 2005 by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret. Jack was born on August 12, 1927 in Vancouver to Walter and Annie Sheldon. Jack, Margaret and new baby moved to Penticton in 1953, onto the Shuswap in 1975, and Enderby in 2000. Affectionately known as Dad, Grandpa, Poppa, Great Grandpa and “Abe”, Jack’s occupations varied from Manager of Dairyland in Penticton, Resident Manager of Poplar Roost Resort in Magna Bay, and latterly with B.C. Parks and Department of Highways in the North Shuswap. Jack was an active supporter and volunteer of the Rod & Gun Club in Penticton, the Lions Club and Anglebay Entertainers in the North Shuswap, and recently with the Mara Community Church, Enderby Seniors Centre and as a volunteer driver for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, loved to dance, and was an accomplished “handyman” building two of our homes. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1S4) or the Mara Community Church would be greatly appreciated. Memorial Service will be officiated by Jim Sharman at the Enderby Seniors Centre (1101 George Street, Enderby BC) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 9, 2011. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email armstrong@myalternatives.ca Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Obituaries

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LEWIS, Irene Ruth It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Irene Ruth Lewis on March 26, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: armstrong@myalternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.

Melvin Keith Maloney With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Melvin Keith Maloney on April 2, 2011 in Vernon BC. He was six days short of his 88th birthday. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sarah “Sal”, his children Susan Baker, Kenneth (Lisa) and Ross (Anna), and his grandchildren Clayton, Tyrel, Zeb, Tara and Chantel. Keith was predeceased by his sonin-law William Baker. Keith was born on April 8, 1923 in Kaleida MB and grew up in Turner Valley AB. He worked in the oil and gas industry all his life, at the excepƟon of the three years he served in the Navy during WW2. Those who wish to do so may make a donaƟon in Keith’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society (#104 3402 27 Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1S1, www.cancer.ca) or the Alzheimer Society of BC (#102 3402 27 Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1S1, www.alzheimerbc. org). Memorial Service to take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (3020 Wright St., Armstrong BC) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email armstrong@myalternaƟves.ca Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Glacier Building Supplies Ltd. Financial Administrator - Jr. Accountant Glacier Building Supplies Ltd. RONA requires a Full Time Financial Administrator, responsible for managing the overall ¿nancial operations of Glacier Building Supplies Ltd. RONA The Financial Administrator will provide accurate information to the Controller, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparation of ¿nancial reports. The Financial Administrator will also be responsible for directing and managing the company’s accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures as well as the preparation of ¿nancial statements and reporting to top management and externally. The Financial Administrator will maintain the company’s accounting systems and implements changes as required. Glacier Building Supplies Ltd. RONA, Revelstoke, B.C. offers competitive salary packages, and bene¿ts. Wage is negotiable depending on experience. Quali¿ed applicants should contact Glacier Building Supplies Ltd. attention Human Resources, jobs@gbsrona.com or fax 250 837-6147. No phone calls please.

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DVD Rental Kiosks. Imagine owning a chain of fully automated DVD rental machines without the overhead & hassle of big staff or a several thousand sq.ft store front. Our machines have been in place in the North Okanagan for 1 year, and they are showing excellent growth, asking $150,000 for this unique turn key operation, For more info please call 250-938-3234 FAMILIES EARNING more. Work from home part or fulltime. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com. 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.

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Prostho module an asset. Hours are Tuesday Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Resumes can be dropped off at â&#x20AC;Ś

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.

201, 3306 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon or faxed to 250-545-6872 or email: docsmiley@ shawcable.com

CALL 250-860-9480

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens, Estate Administrator (28 years experience) at 250-503-5300 today, To set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 - 3205 - 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 9A2

DINING ROOM PERSONNEL Canterbury Court Seniors Residence has positions available for a part-time server and food runner. Bring resume to Canterbury Court, 3011 Gateby Place, Vernon, B.C. between 9 am and 5 pm Monday - Friday or email to info@canterburycourt.ca Experienced Asphalt workers for local paving company needed, must have valid drivers license. 250-306-8840.

BANNISTER GM in Edson, Alberta requires Journeyman Automotive Technicians. We offer Veteran Managers and Supervisors in a family owned operation. Signing bonuses, moving allowances, and top pay come with the right applicant. Apply in conďŹ dence to dean@bannisteredson.com. CERTIFIED MACHINISTS & welders required for established fabricating shop in Vanderhoof, BC. Permanent, full time, competitive wages. Vanderhoof Machine Works Ltd., Box 1216, Vanderhoof, BC. V0J 3A0 Fax: 250-567-2382 email: vmwltd@telus.net Experienced F/T Breakfast Cook required. Please apply between 1-2pm to Diner on Six 2511 Highway 6. F/T ECE Teacher required for preschool position in Vernon. Must be licensed in BC, valid ďŹ rst aid & passed criminal record check, contact in conďŹ dence 250-550-4471 or email appletreechildcare@telus.net HOMEWORKERS GET paid daily! Now accepting: simple full/part time data entry & online computer related work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start today, www.BCWOC.com JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca

VERNON Looking for individuals for our cellular department. Knowledge of cellular & other electronics an asset but willing to train. Good beneďŹ ts, Salary & Commission. Please drop resumes off to 3107 48th Ave Vernon. No phone calls please

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Looking for person to work in Irrigation business, willing to work outside, love outdoors, reliable, valid driver, willing to train. Avail. till end of October. 250-540-4056 LOSE UP TO 30lbs in 30days ($$ for lbs.) 1-877-737-DIET or dietmagicresults@shaw.ca Northern Lite Mfg looking for exp. fiberglass person for repairs/processing, resume to: info@northern-lite.com

PAULS ORCHARD LTD. General farm labour required in Vernon & Oyama. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. June 20-Oct. $9.28/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. 4116 Cascade Dr. Vernon, BC, V1T 9M2.

250-550-7900

Resident Caretaker couple wanted for: Property & Yard maintenance/Housekeeping Supervision & minor Front Desk duties. We will train. Apply with resume to: Scott’s Inn 551-11th Ave, Kamloops BC V2C 3Y1 Fax: 250-372-9444 email:scottsinn@kamloops.com

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

small ads, BIG

deals!

the classifieds

Do you have previous experience in using automotive shop management computer software systems? Do you think you have the skills and ability to multi-task, learn quickly, prioritize a busy workload, meet deadlines, work as a team and deal effectively with business partners and the public in a Body Shop front office environment? If so, we would like to hear from you! Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop or Automotive Services Experience.

Competitive Wages - Good Benefits Please forward cover letter and resume to Box #3 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 1P5

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.23 per hour + benefits Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: kindale@kindale.net Fax: 250-546-3053

Services

Services

Trades, Technical

Alternative Health

Financial Services

Countertops

Millwork shop in Oyama req’s an exp. sprayer/finisher for ultra high end millwork. Apps must have min 5yrs exp. with polyurethane’s, lacquers and stains. Must be in good physical condition and have good color aptitude. Duties incl. booth and equipment maintenance and coordinating helpers duties. Comp. wages and benefits pkg. Email resume to sawmill@paragonbc.com or fax to: 250-548-3235

FREE new treatments; 2nd yr Kinesiology student req. assistance for homework assignments. Colleen 250-308-9979

Specialty Business Finance & Business Cash Advance. Call 7 days, 250-558-9017.

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

Employment

Help Wanted 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 SOUTH ROCK Ltd. is hiring Milling personnel, paving personnel (pavers, rollers, packers), general labourers (screed, raker, flag), heavy duty mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

Salmon Arm Honda Powerhouse immediately requires a Licensed Motorcycle Technician and an experienced Motorcycle Parts and Service Advisor. Renumeration will be based on qualifications. Apply by Fax 250-832-6138 Attn. Lei-Anne Or by email to leianne@salmonarmhonda.com

Work Wanted

ICBC EXPRESS BODY SHOP Office Administration Clerk

Services

Employment

A1 Lawn Cut, DUMP RUNS, YARD CLEAN UP, MOVING. Paul (250)550-4256

Top Stylists Needed to Join A Great Team

Will clean up your Junk Metal, Dead Batteries, dead autos, etc. Also dump runs. Call us first, Russ, 250-546-2416

at

Polson Mall *Guaranteed Hourly Wage *Performance Bonuses *Product Sales Commissions *Great Benefits *Best Training in Industry *Growth Opportunities *Upbeat Team Environment

Services

Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

Flexible Hours includes Evenings Weekends Call today at

250-763-1229 250-215-9438

Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892

Computer Services

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

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

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

Help Wanted

542-8620 Help Wanted

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS Wages per BCGEU Agreement

LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT

Community Futures Development Corporation of the North Okanagan is seeking a qualified individual for the position of

Seeking a highly skilled individual to join our busy litigation team.

Job Search Advisor

Please forward resume in confidence to: shelleyw@davidsonlaw.com

A complete job description and application instructions can be found on the CFDC website.

www.futuresbc.com

Health Products DIABETES, CHOLESTEROL, WEIGHT Loss Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to find out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-470-5390.

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, no credit refused. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1-877776-1660 moneyprovider.com. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. NEED CASH TODAY?

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential, fast, affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment \travel and freedom. Call for your free information booklet. 1-8-NOWPARDON (1 866 972 7366). PardonServicesCanada.com. 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

Contractors CUSTOM ROCK COUNTERS Granite Shower Sale. Full Slab Shower Stalls. Cover old tile. Maintenance Free. SHOWROOM 1115 Gordon Dr Free Est. 250-870-1577

Countertops CUSTOM ROCK COUNTERS 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

REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca

MIKE’S ELITE CountertopsAll Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Quartz and Laminate Surfaces. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We also supply and/or install any Tile application. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Rd., W. Kelowna. (Mon-Fri 8-4), (Sat 10-2).

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346

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

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

Garden & Lawn ARMSTONG AREA- reliable weekly lawn cuts, from $25. 250-546-6050, 250-317-5940. LAWN CUTTING, dump and yard maintenance, sonable rates, seniors counts. Call Doug for free mate 250-503-6870.

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.

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

Help Wanted

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

davidsonlaw.com

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

Serving our community. It’s what we do.

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

Please try to keep your driveway and walkway clear of ice and help us keep our carriers safe from accidents.

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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN

HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care

TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed

Nu-Look Homeworks

Inside - Out

Insured * References * Guaranteed

For Free Estimate Call:

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

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

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

McLennan • Thompson

CONTRACTING

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PAT

GREG

549-0784 • 309-2570

RENOVATIONS • FRAMING SIDING • CONCRETE FORMING

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

250-550-7900 BRICK & STONE

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

Kitchens and Baths Holm Renovations Ltd

X Fine Interior Finishing X Custom Woodwork X Basement suites X Design & Colour Advice Call for a free estimate - Over 30 years experience

Call Errol or Roberta 250-545-3321

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)

DIRECT APPLIANCE Major Appliance In Home Service

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

Brick or Stone Work

250-309-1380 • directappliance@hotmail.ca

Over 25 years experience.

Small Stucco Jobs 35 Yrs Exp. Call Mick

• • • • •

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

CHRIS - 250-540-0025 References • All Work Guaranteed

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

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

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

1-800-88-HANDY

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

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

Lonestar Custom Carpentry

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

250-540-3252

You Belong

HERE!

LTD.

• Siding • Soffit

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

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

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

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

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

250-308-7180 250-545-4587

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

220th 0thh A Anniversary i RENOVATIONS & & ADDITIONS ADDITIONS RENOVATIONS “I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave” “We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave” “We Recommend Him To You” FREE ESTIMATES • Call Dave

250-558-7653 250-558-7653

CONCRETE WINDOWS & DOORS

R. I. P. Mudjacking

& Underpinning Ltd.

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

• Lift sunken sidewalks, slabs, stairs,

pool decks and house foundations • Form and place new sidewalks, patios, driveways

!Free Estimates!

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

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

EXCAVATING You Belong

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

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

& TRUCK SERVICE LTD.

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

Call Noel 250-260-6756 www.skullyshoe.com

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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PAINTING

DRYWALL

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

STUCCO CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

ONE ROOM FREE

WHY WAIT? Available on short notice!

FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED CALL FOR DETAILS

FOR ALL YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS

CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter

549-0115

Jesse 250.540.4786

Ask for Early Booking Special HOT â&#x20AC;˘ COLD â&#x20AC;˘ STEAM â&#x20AC;˘ GRAFFITI REMOVAL Ph: 250-308-7940 www.mobilepressurewash.ca

DANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED

250-542-2599 250-540-3484

FREE ESTIMATES â&#x20AC;˘ LOW RATES

WHITESTONE

LANDSCAPING

PAINTING & RENOVATING

â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations Quality â&#x20AC;˘ Handyman Since 1989 CALL TOM: 308-8778

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

250-547-2429 â&#x20AC;˘ 250-306-9896

308-9783 549-5140

â&#x20AC;˘ HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE â&#x20AC;˘ TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL â&#x20AC;˘ LAWN MOWING â&#x20AC;˘ WEED â&#x20AC;˘ PLANT â&#x20AC;˘ CLEAN-UP â&#x20AC;˘ DUMP HAUL (NO HST)

Repaints our specialty! â&#x20AC;˘ Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Windows â&#x20AC;˘ Trim â&#x20AC;˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â&#x20AC;˘ www.timetopaint.com or

SWIMMING POOLS

nagylandscaping@shaw.ca

EVERCARE LANDSCAPING RRESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA

VVERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342

DOWN-TO-EARTH Designer & Installer

Lee (250) 260-0793

Garden Maintenance & Design

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

www.poolspondsandwaterscapes.com

A.S. (Andi) Towns â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways Owner â&#x20AC;˘ Patios â&#x20AC;˘ Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 â&#x20AC;˘ Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539

NAGY LANDSCAPING

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

PRESSURE WASHING

NEED A PLUMBER?

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

PLUMBING

Women with 10 yrs Horticultural Experience

250-549-4242

Stone Paving & Landscaping

EMAIL: heritagestonepaving@hotmail.com

Over 15 years Experience â&#x20AC;˘ Call for a Free Quote

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE

Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care

* Residential * Commercial * Strata

NO JOB TOO SMALL

mazerjan@hotmail.com

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improving Your Property One Visit at a Timeâ&#x20AC;?

Call or email jan for a Free Estimate

250-550-5386

â&#x20AC;˘ Design â&#x20AC;˘ Installation â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance

558-3507

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making Green Space YOUR Spaceâ&#x20AC;?

www.outdooraspects.com

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quality Work

ROOFING

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

CLEANING

Glendale RooďŹ ng & Renovations Seniors Discount - Free Estimates We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

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

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

BOOKKEEPING

Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping Will organize your paperwork & prepare financial statements. A/R, A/P, HST, payroll. Shoeboxes welcome.

Diane 250-542-1306

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS? CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

CRANE SERVICES

SAND & GRAVEL GRAVEL â&#x20AC;˘ TRUCKING

with the effective and virtually invisible

Add-On Deer Fence

www.deerstop.ca H&G Metal Works

CCS

COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD.

Easy to install Weather resistant Animal friendly Affordable

250-306-5206

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

250-550-7900

250-545-8294

Protect Your Property

BOOK NOW!

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

Specializing in Small Businesses

Structural Steel Fabrication & Repairs

Lawn Mowing, Weeding, Hedge & Shrub,Trim & Shape, Garden Recovery etc.

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory

Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residentialâ&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘15 12Years Years Experience

Call 778-475-2088 Michael 250-550-3936

250-308-8910

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE

Chris â&#x20AC;Ś Phone/Fax 558-0590 â&#x20AC;˘ Cell 309-0410

BOOK-250.540.0202-NOW!

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

FENCING

WELDING

Portable Welding

LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE

s4RUCK-OUNTED#RANE s"UILDINGMATERIALSDELIVERY TRUSSLIFTS ROOlNGETC s'ENERALFREIGHT ,OCALLONG DISTANCEHAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX 

â&#x20AC;˘ SAND & GRAVEL LTD â&#x20AC;˘

Quality Aggregate Gravels Manufactured and Engineered to Government and Municipal SpeciďŹ cations

MUNICIPAL â&#x20AC;˘ Sand â&#x20AC;˘ Drain Rock â&#x20AC;˘ 1â&#x20AC;? minus Spec â&#x20AC;˘ 2â&#x20AC;? minus Spec

â&#x20AC;˘ 3â&#x20AC;? minus Spec â&#x20AC;˘ Pitrun Bank Run â&#x20AC;˘ River Rock â&#x20AC;˘ Rip Rap

Pit Address: 1504 Blattner Road, Armstrong, BC Mailing Address: Po Box 183, Vernon, BC V1T 6M2

MOT SPEC â&#x20AC;˘ SGSB â&#x20AC;˘ HFSA â&#x20AC;˘ WGB â&#x20AC;˘ Topsoil â&#x20AC;˘ BEF â&#x20AC;˘ Manure â&#x20AC;˘ OGSB Phone No: 250-546-3340 Fax No: 250-549-3808


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Services

Pets & Livestock

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rubbish Removal

Pets

Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Acreage for Sale

Acreage for Sale

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449

LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. GPRC Fairview Campus. Accredited program well known to veterinarians. On-campus farm and residences. Work with large and small animals. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. PRESA Canario Pups, excellent guard dogs, 7wks, $1000. 250-574-0058 / 250-574-6966 Shih-Tzu / Bichon puppies, $350 each. 8 weeks old (250)835-8616 Siamese kittens, 1st shots, wormed, females. $175/ea. 250-546-6058. WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

4-wheel electric scooter, excellent cond. new batteries, used daily ready to go, $1500. 250-307-0859 CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.

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 Mitre saw & stand, $150. Rockwell bandsaw, $150. Belt & disc sander, $65. (250)5458300 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Oak dining room set, table & 5-chairs, buffet & hutch, $500. 250-558-0871 Official map of WWI Dated 1914. Fish & How to Cook issued by Naval Service Ottawa - 1915. 3 Western Anglers 1974-1977. 32 BC Outdoors 1924-1983 Obo 250-542-9522 PERSONALIZED ALL-INONE EASTER BASKETOVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.Personal Creations.com/Always or Call 1-888-903-0973. Recliner, dusty rose. $75. 250-545-0876. RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd Riverside Natural Meats Your one stop for custom slaughter. Provincially inspected, Quality guaranteed. Delivered to your cut shop or farm. No surcharge on Custom Slaughter. Can cut & wrap (250)832-0012 rivmeats@telus.net SAWMILLS BAND Chainsaw - Spring Sale – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT Set of 22 Wildlife books, brand new, $25. (250)275-0995 STEEL BUILDING sale... Specials from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 now $7995. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422. Table saw, Mark IV $400. Belt & disc sander, $65. 250-5458300 Trav-L-Cold cooler, H-79.5”, D- 48.5”, w- 40 1/4” $150 obo. 250-549-1443, Ph: 4pm-7pm WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 Wanted - Rear tine rottatiller, approx 8-10hp. (250)546-8630

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 Wanted: free standing gas fireplace, min. 30,000BTU’s, direct vent, in good working order. 250-308-8138 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. 5 1/2 ac. $89,900. 11.80 ac, c/w cabin, two 10.94 ac build lots for Pics email selkirk8@telus.net Arrow Lakes area. 250269-7328. OWN TWENTY acres-$0 Down $99/mo. Only $12,900 Near growing El Paso, Texas Money back guarantee, no credit checks, owner financing, free color brochure 1-800-3439444 20acreranches.com

BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing,No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsites landrush.com

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 Immediately - 3bdrm townhouse, centrally located, term neg., small d/p. 250-542-0060.

Livestock

Livestock

Landscaping

Landscaping

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com

2 male adult guinea pigs with cage, bowls, etc $75 obo (250) 558 0869 Adorable Chiuahua mini dachshund puppies. Ready in 3wks. $500. 250-549-4882 AUSSIE X PUPS ready now $250 incl 1st shots & vet check. Kristina 250-547-9403. Australian Shepherd puppies, ready to go April 20, 1st shots, vet check, $450, (250)4995397, 3winds@telus.net BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 7th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Bullmastif X puppies, $400. Without shots, family raised. Pics available. (250)308-4329 Cairn Terrier puppies, 6 months old, registered, all shots, dewormed, $800. (250)546-0277, 250-309-0555. Casual Labour at professional Cattery, must have exp., can be done in conjunction with other job. (250)542-0743 FREE to good home. Terrier, Shih-Tzu cross. Fixed Yorky 1 year old. (250)517-9643

www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781. Maytag washer & dryer, works good. $250 obo. (250)838-5616

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

Firewood/Fuel PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.

Furniture 5pc. pine bdrm set, like new, 3 chest of drawers & 2 night stands $475 obo. 250-5456174 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

Garden Equipment 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. WANTED: Farm tractor, 25 to 35hp, 3PH & loader. 250-5468630

Heavy Duty Machinery 10 ton triple axle flat deck Pintle beaver tail & floating tip down ramps, air over hydraulic brakes, $2900 obo. 250-5460452 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

Misc. for Sale

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

Call Dodds Auction 250-545-3259 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.Omaha Steaks.com/family23 30 bundles of Boyne, Creston & Tulameen raspberry canes, $8/bale. 250-503-0781 7.5HP Johnson Outboard. Just over 200hrs. Bought new & still like new. $675. (250)5429522 A FREE telephone service Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. 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 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. Chesterfield & chair, 2 leather chairs, Teak table & 4 chairs, 2 sets his & hers golf clubs, like new, all acces. 250-275-0737 Commercial air cooled condensing unit, 1/3hp, 115 volt, c/w thermostat & sight glass. Used very little. $500. 250549-1670 DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced for spring clearance - Ask about free delivery to most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Electric down rigger, $400. Garmin fish finder, $75. (250)545-8300 FREE double bed. 250-3095127

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

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

GARAGE DOOR revolution. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-7652367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off.

Landscaping

Landscaping

Jewels, Furs

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL

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

Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191

4620-23 Street rd

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

Musical Instruments HARTKE AC75 solo amp. 2 channels, perfect for lounge and coffee house gigs. $375. Ph (250)833-1976 PIANO SALE, grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. View at www.worldofmusic.ca, “used inventory”. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062 or Kelowna: 250-869-0819. Toll Free 1-800-663-5183

Sporting Goods

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

For Sale By Owner

LIVESTOCK HAULING

CONSIGNMENT SPORTING GOODS FOR SALE, 441227th St., Vernon 778-4755997. wanted: motocross, golf, soccer, baseball, fitness equipment

Reliable and committed

Garage Sales

250-938-0868

Garage Sales

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY STARTS APRIL 8th/2011

DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 2PM

Call Paul:

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Auctions

3 LINES OR LESS (approx 10-12 words) $17.36 INCLUDES TAX Includes 2 garage sale signs $1.95 per extra line

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 7.98-acres, on Bodwell Rd. gently sloping, no buildings. $449,000. 250-260-3545

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

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.

Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 47 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.

HORSE & TACK SALE NEXT REGULAR SALE FRI., APRIL 8 THURS., APRIL 7 TACK: 5PM •HORSES: 7PM www.valleyauction.ca or 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

s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 • 6:00 P.M.

AUCTION

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

FURNITURE, APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS: Pr of Matching Sofas, Coffee & End Table Sets, Framed Numbered Prints, Oak Headboard & 2 Night Stands, Queen Size Eurotop Mattress Set, Leather Sofa, Table & Floor Lamps, Large Pub Style Table with 8 Stools, Grandfather Clock, Rocking Chair, Elec Fireplace, China Cabinet, Computer Desk, Glass Display Case, Mirrored Dresser, Teak Table & 6 Chairs, Oak Drawleaf Table, Ent Units, Framed Mirrors, Dinette Table & Chair Sets, Maytag SS Side by Side Fridge, LG 2 Door Fridge, Bar Fridges, Washers & Dryers, Air Cond., Water Distiller, TVs, Stereo Systems, DVD Home Theatre System, Hide-a-Bed, Sofa & Love Seat Sets, Recliners, Shelf Units, File Cabinets, Cameras, Commercial Berkel 12” Slicer, Upright 2 Door Cooler, Wooden Bread Display Racks, Rolling Cot, Metal Detector, Elec Cooler, and more.

4 Commercial Floor Polishers, Commercial Vacuum, & Upright Commercial Vac TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Miller Syncrowave 180 Tig/Stick Welder, Makita 13” Thickness Planer, Floor Stand Drill Press, Table & Radial Arm Saws, Horizontal Metal Band Saw, Air Compressor, Cutoff Saw, Bench and Angle Grinders, Air Line Recoiler, Seagull Outboard Motor, Turbo Dryer Fan, Drieaz Airscrubber 500, Tires & Wheels, Animal Trap, Ext Cords, SS Sinks, Trolling Bracket, Gas Weed Eater, Golf Clubs, Exercise Equip, Mounted Fish, Patio Swing, Metal Shelving, 4 Wheel Carts, Mobile Stairs, Metro Shelving, Garden Tools, Arch Window Plus More.

www.doddsauction.com Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon

DODDS AUCTION

250-545-3259


Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - The Morning Star B27

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Real Estate Houses For Sale

$

399,900

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

Real Estate

Rentals

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Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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 SOUTH Valley Ranch, Ok Landing, gated community, 2bdrm rancher, new paint & carpets, c/a, f/s, w/d, d/w incl. Pet friendly w/restrictions, $329,900. 250-309-5127

250-558-4795

Mobile Homes & Parks

DISTRESS SALES

www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

Home & Lot Packages

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

3.69 Acres updated Home and Shop in Vernon home, Detached 1000 sqft Shop with hoist. Great holding property! $690,000 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 Beautiful lake & valley views from this 3bdrm, 3bath + den home, 1bdrm suite, dbl garage, RV prkg, priv. backyard, custom built, quick sale, $396,500. 250-938-3673 Full Duplex 2bdrm each reno’d currently rented at $1700. offers considered. 250-503-1926

832-6699

(250)

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

Mortgages 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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

House for Sale

EAST HILL 26th St. @ 32nd Ave

5 Bedroom (Incls in-law-suite)

$325,000 Call 250-309-2565

Reclaim your garage. the classifieds

Immaculate! 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

ONE MONTH FREE RENT 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, on site managers, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented on 2 acres of park like setting, n/p, n/s. 250545-5773 or 250-550-0243.

250-550-7900

1BDRM downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util/incl. $800, avail. March 1. (250)260-3196

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

WANT TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR PROPERTY? sales associates average more experience and more sales per agent than their Competitors. There is no substitute for experience. Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale)

Lots

Lots

DEBBIE FISHER • DAN LOCHHEAD RE/MAX Vernon

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

MLS® 10000356

Large 2 bedroom 2 Bath, 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

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties

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.

MORRIS MANOR

199,000

$

Horizon Apartments 1903 - 31A Street

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

250-558-9696

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

Move In Incentives

250-558-9696

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

250-545-7251 Discover the Secret!

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

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

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

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158

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 The CLIFFS 2 Bedroom Suites from

$

1000 / month

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

250-542-1701 1bdrm apt. near Hospital, laundry, heat, water, F/S, parking incl. NS, NP, $650/mo. Ref’s req. (250)542-7982 1 bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood flrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail immed. 250260-5870 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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

*Apartments * Duplexes * Suites *

1 bdrm 1 bath downtown apartment $585+util 3504 32nd Str Includes FR ST Avail now 1 bdrm 1 bath rural suite Pets considered $750 Incl util 6980 PV Rd Incl Fr St Wa Dr avail now 2 bdrm 1 bath Foothills suite 6720 Foothills Drive $795+util Incl FR ST Available May CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: d-williams@shaw.ca See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List

www.buyokanagan.com Commercial/ Industrial

at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Commercial/ Industrial

COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS * Retail Commercial and Industrial Space * 1854 sq ft Main flr corner unit New Train Stn Office/Rest $2165/mo incl Tnet Avail now 1160 sq ft Main floor Old Train Station Office/Retail $1355/mo incl Tnet Avail now 696 sq ft Second floor Old Train Station Office space $725/mo incl Tnet Avail now 7652 sq ft N. Vernon Warehouse/Office/Manufacturing $12.00 sq ft incl Tnet Avail now PLUS 5480 sq ft N. Vernon Whse. incl LOADING DOCK $9.00 sq ft incl Tnet Avail now

CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 email: d-williams@shaw.ca

FREE Rental List

at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

1 Fantastic 2bdrm, Silver Star chalet, updated, fully furnished & equipped, Apr. 1st-Oct 31. $890 incl/util. 1-250-661-9914 ianaheath@yahoo.ca 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 3bdrm, 1.5bath, level entry, 5appl, Alexis Park area $1100 May 1. 250-558-5420. Avail May 1st, Fully reno’d 1 bdrm, very large, quiet mature adult building, cable incl, a/c. 250-545-8985. 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 Highland Court-3130 18 Ave. Large 2bdrm condo, 5-appl. + a/c, no stairs, ns, np, avail. now. $900 +util.250-308-9402 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 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

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 2bdrm lakeview suite, reno’d, gas f/p, f/s, w/d hook up. $1150 util incl, 250-503-2080 2bdrm, lower East Hill, F/P, no smokers, no pets, storage, $925. avail.now.250-549-8424 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. immed $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby, $1200/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm duplex, $900/mo. f/s incl., fenced yard, avail April 1. 250-545-9191. 3bdrm in Lumby, 1.5 bath, laundry, ns, np, avail. Apr.15/ May 1. $900/mo 250-549-1668 3bdrm, lovely, clean, yard, cat ok, n/s, $950/mo + util, (250)558-0969, 938-1957 Clean bright 2bdrm lower ste, in-ste laundry, close to dwntwn n/s, n/p. Avail May 1. $850 incl utils. 250-306-4088 Mission Hill 2bdrm lower $750 UTIL/INCL, Avail May 1, N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996

Commercial/ Industrial 2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 Commercial/Retail space in busy Spallumcheen Industrial Park, 600-1100sq.ft avail. immed. 250-549-0141 FREE RENT! 2 months free w/signing of 3yr rental lease. UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 250-558-1166. Office for rent, busy location, $400/mo. +HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd floor, Call Susan (250)542-5728 RETAIL/COMMERCIAL high exposure, 5201-26th St. Rate neg. 1/2 Bldg. up to 3500 sq.ft. Vernon. 1-250-717-7488.

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BEDROOM 3608 - 25th Avenue, Vernon $825/month + utilities W/D, Fridge & Stove Included No Pets • No Smoking Available February 1st Separate Entrance • Private Yard

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

Homes for Rent

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

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm mobile, Head of the lake, $600/mo + util. $300 security dep. n/parties, n/s, pet ok. avail now. 250-309-0277 IN Lumby, 2-bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, n/p, $750/mo avail. immed. (250)503-7044

Homes for Rent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon 3 BDRM CONDO / APT. Newly painted, bright, laminate floors, F.S., DW, ground floor, quiet, good location. Available Immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ADULT ORIENTED Private 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, F.S., DW, A/C, on-site laundry, new paint. Available Immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. COLDSTREAM Cute 2 bdrm house across from Coldstream Elementary. Cozy, gas stove, lvg rm, spacious yard, great location & setting, FS, laundry HU. Available Immed. $900/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. CENTRAL LOCATION 2 + 1 bdrm west Vernon home, F.S., full bsmt, carport, fenced yard. Available May 1. $1000/mo. Sorry, NS. Small pet okay DOWNTOWN Bach above Greek rest. All included. Available May 1. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 1 bdrm country cottage PVX Rd Armstrong, just freshened. N/P, N/S, D/D, references $800/mo + hydro. Call 250.306.0664 2bdrm downtown, car storage, fenced yard, $850 +some util. n/s, avail Apr 15.250-503-1926

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Houses and Furnished Accommodation* 4 bdrm 2 bath Waterfront home $2000+util 7497 Brooks Lane Fr St incl available April 3 bdrm 2 bath rural main flr with dble garage $1150+util 7318 PV Rd Appl incl Avail Apr 4 bdrm 2.5 bath Armstrong townhouse $1550+util 8-2655 PV Road Appl incl avail now 4 bdrm 3.5 bath home with suite $1650+util 1806 32nd St includes appl avail now 3 bdrm 2.5 bath lakeview home $1475+util 7463 Tronson Rd Fridge/stove incl avail May CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • DAN IRVINE 250-549-0119 See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

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$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

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.

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 • 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.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm 2½ bath home in ‘The Rock’ Bella Vista. 5 newer appliances, garage, deck, hardwood flooring, nice finishing. $1,300. • 4 bdrm 2½ bath home in Bella Vista. in-law kitchenette setup downstairs, yard, carport, 2 fireplaces, older home in good shape. $1,350. 1-Fantastic 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, April 1-Oct 31. $1190/mo. includes all utilities. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1-250-661-9914 3bdrm, 1bath, rural Armstrong, pets neg. elec. & wood heat, N/S, $950. +util. May 1. 250-379-2619, 250-307-2444 3bdrm, central location, 5appl, 1.5 bath, N/S, fenced yard. $1200/mo +utils 250-542-7283 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm home w/1bdrm inlaw, in Whitevale on .27 acres, salt water pool, possibility of rent to own. May 1. 250-547-2583 3bdrm house with basement suite for rent in Enderby. $1600/mo. 250-838-6630 3 bdrm laundry, $1195/mo, avail imm. 4 appl, garage, near Square Safeway, 421334th St 250-308-0045. 3bdrm mainfloor, n/s, n/p, near Courthouse, $850+utils. Avail May 1. 250-558-0933. 3bdrm, top floor, new reno, 1.5-bath, 5-appl. $1100/mo +util. sm. pet ok. Call 250-2751276, 250-306-4996 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 250-869-9788 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) 5bdrm, East Hill, f/s, dw, w/d, large yard, n/s. Avail immed. $1500 + utils. (250)308-4940 ARMSTRONG 3-bdrm house, 5-appl, n/s, n/p, $1150+util, Ref & DD Req. (250)541-1030 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.


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Townhouses

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.

For senior, nice home environment, quiet, near bus, good location, all util’s, neg. rent. 250549-7418, 250-307-9407

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 1-BDRM Lwr,Armstrong, Prvt entr, Kitch w Fridge & Stove, Full bath, NS/NP, avail immed $650 incl util 250-503-4535 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $750 util & cable incl 250-309-6340 1bdrm, North BX, furnished, kitchen-aid, priv/entry, balcony, suits 1 person, ns, no dogs, $600/mo. 250-542-3450. 1bdrm suite on beautiful Coldstream acreage, against Kal Park, ns, np, w/d, $850/mo. incl/util. 250-308-8138 2 Bdrm Armstrong Sep/ ldry&prkg N/S Pets neg. $850 Incl:util,sat,net. 250-540-3415 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564. 2bdrm, clean, close to all amenities, np, ns, laundry h/u, Apr. 1. $850. 250-558-4623, 250-558-7814 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 lrg 2 bdrm, $1050 inclds utils+ wireless/sat, W/D. (250)546-6050. 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. Close to Fulton/Ellison school, big 3bdrm, 4appl, back yard, $1000/mo, ns/np. Avail immed 250-542-1155, 250-308-9293 Coldstream One Bdrm, Safe, new appl, private laundry, parking, steam/sauna. Utilities inc. No Pets NS $800/month DD / Ref. 250 542 2144 Colourful renovated 1/bdrm apt close to shopping. Incl util, parking, storage $775/mo. 250-260-5823. Immaculate 2bdrm ground flr suite, near new, laundry rm, 1 car garage, a/c, walk to Walmart, NP, NS, prefer single $800/mo. or $900/mo. for 2 people, incl/util +1/2 mo. DD. Avail. immed. 250-558-0974 Large 1bdrm basement suite, clean, quiet, n/s, n/p. $600 +D.D. incl util. 250-308-6580/ Large 1bdrm bsmnt ste + 1 extra storage rm. $650/mo incl utils. Avail April 1. N/P, N/S, 250-542-9403 Large daylight 1 bedroom with Kal Lake view, separate entrance, WD, FS, patio, carport,no pets, no smoking, quiet, private, heat and power $750 available immediately 250-545-1050

Lower East Hill deluxe 1bdrm, private entrance., utils & carport incl. RR/DD, N/S, N/P. $825/mo. 250-558-9656 Middleton Mtn. Newer 1bd. Util, w/d,internet. N/S N/P. Close to bus. May 1st. $800. 250-550-7177 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 NO PET crocodiles, but other pets okay. Bright clean updated 3 bedroom, dishwasher, W/D, wooden floors and new appliances. Private entrance. A great place to call home. 250-503-1230. 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

3BDRM, 1.5 bath in quiet complex, laminate floors, own laundry, semi-private yard, no smoking. Avail April 1, $1000 +DD. 250-260-0442. CLEAN 3bdrm, 1.5bath in HARWOOD. f/p, skylight, laminate, fresh decor. F/S, W/D, DW. $1250 +utilities. N/S. (Pix on Castanet) 250-938-2911

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

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.

EAST HILL 5 bdrm house avail immed, 3 upper + 2 lower, inlaw suite + separate entrance, fenced garden, 2 parking spaces. $1550 + utils. Call 250-309-2565 s.montizambert@shaw.ca

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 $500 util/incl. shop & fitness room,on acreage. 18-26yrs of age. 250-308-4337. Furn. room in large house, $450/mo incl/util, Suits mature prof./student (250)503-8018 Good location, bus, quiet, util, internet, refs, n/s, n/drugs, neg rent. 250-549-7418 / 307-9407 Large Room available in East Hill, shared kitchen & bath, cable/utils incl. $450/mo. avail. immed. 250-558-3579

May 1, 2bdrm house in Enderby, recently updated, $750 +util. DD & RR, N/S, small pet ok, 250-546-0313 after 6pm 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 Near Hospital 2bdrm lwr flr. Priv/entry, laundry, patio & storage. Electric f/p, jaccuzi tub & prkg. $950 utils incl. N/S, N/dogs. (250)309-5212 Silver Star Executive Gorgeous 4bdrm, 3.5bath home, tastefully furnished & fully equipped, avail. May 1Nov. 30, NS, NP, $1500/mo. +util. (250)549-7016 Totally renovated 3 bed home, 5 appl, huge mstr, fenced yard, large deck, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $1300/mo util. 250-275-0665

Suites, Lower 1 BEDROOM SUITE View, shared laundry, internet, heat, elec. included. Good parking, separate entrance. NO smokers, no pets, single person only. Rent: $695/mo. 250.558.8728, leave message

Motels,Hotels

ASSISTED LIVING For Seniors at The Tronson House Gorgeous Lake Views 5 min. to Kin Beach, On Bus Route Rates Include Laundry and Meals For More Info Phone Steve @ 250-306-0734

(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, 6-appl. heated floors, a/c, cable, internet, util/incl. avail. April 1. N/p, N/s. $800/mo. 250-540-6924 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

Townhouses

Townhouses

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

Office/Retail PACKAGED OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. ACCESS TO GENERAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT & BOARDROOM. CALL 250-558-1111 TO VIEW.

Room & Board

NOW AVAILABLE BRIGHT & CLEAN Walking distance to town.

2310 - 34 Street

3 bedroom, full basement, 1.5 bath, walk-in closet. $1000/month.

Suites, Upper 1200sqft, 2bdrm, sep.W/D, great location, huge master, 2 car garage, bright & clean, $1150/mo. 250-215-4564. 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. 1bdrm in Coldstream, large suite, laundry, ns, np, sep/entry, avail. immed. $800/mo. incl/util. 250-260-1941 1bdrm, lady oriented, all util., cable, laundry, priv/entry, deck, prkg, view, ns, np, $750. 250-542-1427, 250-503-0781 2bdrm, close to downtown, quiet adult building, No smoking, 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. 2bdrm suite in commercial building, rent neg. 1-877-7691290. 3bdrm Lower East Hill, fenced yard. N/S, cat ok. April 15 or May1. $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 Armstrong suite in the country, 1bdrm, N/S, w/d, vacuum, avail May 1. $700 incl satellite & utils. (250)546-0287 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, May 1 or sooner, $840/mo. + util. 250-558-9602

Free $300 Food Voucher

250-549-4467 Recreational/Sale

Recreational/Sale

IT’S RV TIME! Now accepting newer, clean RVs for consignment.

• Government Certified Techs • Best Parts selection, new and used, in BC • Lowest shop rate in the valley Since 1969

Sales & Service Ltd.

When booking online, go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 kenkraftsalesltd@shaw.ca Dealer #5529

Calleigh (Her Majesty) invites Great Grandpa’s (Wes Johnson) family & friends to celebrate his

90th Birthday April 9 @ 12 noon at The Women’s Institute Hall, Coldstream

Transportation

Antiques / Classics SPECIAL Anniversary Edition 1987 Cougar LS. Great shape. only 106km. $3600. (1-250)517-8087

2003 Mercedes 320SLK. 2 door hardtop convertable. 44, 000kms. Automatic. Full Load. Absolutely mint. Pewter with black interior. $24,900 obo. 250-470-8251 2004 Toyota Matrix XR, 4wd, many extras. Valued at $8500, asking $6000. 250-542-7381 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

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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 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 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

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

Utility Trailers 2007 Snake River dump trailer 80” wide, 12’ long. 2x 6000lbs axles. Tarp, spare tire, heavy duty ramps. $7,200 obo. (250)938-5226. WANTED: Utility trailer for 14’ aluminum fishing boat. Rollers if possible. 250-545-1441 leave message.

Boat Accessories

Boats 2007 Honda Accord EXL Red 49,498 kms Loaded. Moving overseas must sell now! Best offer. Mike 250-575-1567 2007 Honda Civic, 4 dr, pw, pb,ps, a/c ,radio,cd, 38,000km $13,500 phone 250-260-1934

Motorcycles 1981 Suzuki 650 Rebuilt motor, needs a new seat but in great condition. All offers welcome. 250 558 3000 2004 SUZUKI SV650, 1900 KMS, blue, black, silver. Garage stored, excellent condition. $3,000 OBO, Ph: 250374-6441 2008 KAWASAKI Vulcan 500 cruiser, 3130kms, exc.cond. like new, easy to handle, great mid-size cruiser, $4975. 250545-1181.

Recreational/Sale

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans 2006 CHEV Colorado, red Z71/LT, crew cab, 4x4, 5 cyl. Kenwood CD, bluetooth, remote starter, 4 speed auto, $15,990. 250-308-2455.

8HP Honda Outboard motor. Short leg, like new, used approx. 50hrs. 2 tanks. (New $2700) Asking $1500. Phone after 7pm, (250)547-6018

Auto Accessories/Parts 350 CHEVY, all new, 400+ hp. Call for info: 250-833-4282 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 P215/70R14 Hankook tires on alum. Ford rims with caps. $250 obo. 250-306-3126 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.

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10’ CAMPER, EVERYTHING WORKS, NO LEAKS, $1200 OBO. 250-545-2592. 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $10,000 obo. 250-306-1434 1994 Palomino by Cascade, clean 8’ camper, pop top, stove, furnace, fridge, one owner, call 250-260-3950 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. 2008 ARTIC Fox 30U Travel Trialer. Meticulous, 2 slide, full size shower. Comes with equalizer hitch. $31,500. Please call 250-546-0312. 8’ Vanguard Camper, older model, f/s, everything works, hydraulic jacks, $1000 obo (250)542-1430 BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945 Pivoting 5th wheel hitch. $375. (250)545-8180

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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF Joachim Borner aka Joe Borner, Deceased, formerly of 6165 Bella Vista Road, Vernon, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Joachim Borner aka Joe Borner, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th floor, 3205 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 2M4, on or before April 27, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. John Porter Executor Davidson Lawyers LLP Solicitors 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

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