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A swath of blue spread across Canada Monday but the electoral pallet also includes more than a hint of orange. A major shift took place Monday, as the Conservatives handily won a majority government and the NDP claimed official opposition status. The Liberals were relegated to third place nationally while the Bloc Quebecois was virtually wiped off the map. “It will be great to see what we can do with a majority to serve Canadians,” said Colin Mayes, who was handed a third term as Tory MP for Okanagan-Shuswap. Mayes topped the local polls with 31,443 votes (55.4 per cent). That was followed by Nikki Inouye of the NDP at 14,961 (26.4 per cent), Green Greig Crockett at 6,063 (10.7 per cent) and Liberal Janna Francis at 4,246 (7.5 per cent). Mayes is convinced voters were tired of the instability that came with minority rule. “People who weren’t necessarily Conservative were supporting me because they wanted to give Stephen Harper a chance,” he said. “We must continue with our economic action plan. There are more things we’d like to do with innovation and technology.” Mayes’ share of the votes climbed from the 2008 election, but he insists his duties aren’t partisan. “Whether you are

Conservative, Green, NDP or Liberal, I serve you all. Everyone is welcome in my office,” he said. Mayes expects the NDP will face challenges after being thrust into official opposition. “You can’t just criticize everything. They have some things to do to prove themselves,” he said. Inouye has no regrets about her inaugural foray into politics. “I wasn’t really sure what to expect on my first campaign,” she said. “I’m a winner because of the education and knowledge I’ve learned.” Despite not topping the polls here, Inouye says Monday was an overwhelming success for the NDP as it has moved from the fourth largest party in the House of Commons to second. “I’ve never been so happy to be an NDP member. This experience has been one of the most positive of my life,” she said. “The NDP won a historic number of seats nationally.” Inouye believes there is a need for the actions of the Conservative government and Mayes to be scrutinized. “I heard a lot in the riding that a lot of people are fed up with Colin Mayes, a lot more so this time,” she said. Local Greens were disappointed with their third-place finish. “We know the local count of voters underestimates Green support,” said Crockett.

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Conservative candidate Colin Mayes makes an energetic entrance to his campaign office after the Conservative Party wins a majority government during Monday’s election. Visit www.vernonmorningstar.com for more election photos. “People are sympathetic to the Green message but they felt they had to vote elsewhere for strategic purposes.” If there was a bright spot, it was the first Green candidate being elected to Parliament — leader Elizabeth May. “We will have to see how that grows,” said Crockett. Crockett says he is concerned about what a Harper majority government will do, and he points out the Conservatives got 39.6 per cent of the popular vote nationally. “It means a majority of people did not support all of those seats (167). We need to do something about our democracy,” he said. Monday’s outcome was

emotional for Francis. “We had a great campaign and great supporters. We feel good about what we did here,” she said. “There is a strong core that believes in the Liberal Party. We’re sad and hurting but we will live to fight another day.” Francis says local Liberals are devastated by the loss experienced by the national party. “People weren’t connecting with Michael Ignatieff and two years of (Conservative) attack ads didn’t help,” she said. Francis is confident the Liberals can rebuild. “We have to ask the difficult questions. Are we rel-

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Janna Francis discusses the Liberal Party defeat with CHBC after the polls close on Monday night’s election at Durali Villa. evant? Are the Liberal values really important? This has to be from the grassroots. We have to be on the ground.”

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News Orange crush Liberals in historic vote JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

An orange revolution swept the country Monday night, marking a historic moment for the NDP. Jack Layton’s party surged across the country as the NDP bumped the reds (Liberals) back to form official opposition to the Conservatives. “As NDP members, we won,� exclaimed local NDP candidate and hospital cook Nikki Inouye. “The most seats in 50 years is a huge accomplishment and that accomplishment has come about from Jack Layton’s positive message. “I’ve never been so happy to be an NDP member.� NDP wrapped up the evening with 102 seats (up dramatically from 36 in 2008), behind the Conservatives with 167 seats, but ahead of the Liberal’s 34 and the Bloc’s four. Locally, Inouye garnered 14,961 votes (26.4 per cent), behind Conservative Colin Mayes who topped the polls with 31,443 votes (55.4 per cent). “I’m very happy with those numbers, they’re better than the last election (10,664 NDP votes in 2008),� said the rookie NDP candidate. “Those numbers show me that there’s people in the riding that are looking for change.� Green Greig Crockett came third at 6,063 (10.7 per cent) and Liberal Janna Francis sunk to 4,246 (7.5 per cent). As official opposition to the Conservative stronghold, New Democrat supporters were thrilled as they joined Inouye in her 30th Avenue campaign office Monday night. “You dream of it,� said Nick Hodge, president of the NDP Okanagan-Shuswap Riding Association. “It’s a big pay off, finally.� Lorne Adamson, voter contact for the local NDP, has been working the NDP scene since 1979 and is encouraged by the results. “This is a huge step. This is what Ed Broadbent dreamed of doing in the mid ‘80s,� said Adamson of the

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Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate Nikki Inouye (middle) celebrates her party forming the official opposition to the Conservatives Monday night alongside her husband Craig and agent Janet McInnes (right) and family and friends at her campaign office. Inouye (below) trades a pen for a pin with Green candidate Greig Crockett as the pair wish each other luck on election night.

former NDP leader. “It gives us some hope for the future.� Keeping his eye on the polls and watching the Liberals fall, Adamson

added: “I don’t think it’s a very fun night to be a Liberal.� Inouye agreed. “Ignatieff defeated – what a headline.�

Meanwhile another staunch party supporter had his hopes set on an even bigger orange crush. “I’m disappointed that they (Conservatives) got a majority. I don’t like those figures,� said Dave Richardson, a scrutineer whose NDP support dates back to stuffing envelopes for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (which later became the NDP) at five-yearsold. “But it looks like we gained ground anyway.� Inouye made a special presentation to Richardson for all his years of work and support for the party, along with thanking her family and the countless people who volunteer their time. Having spent part of her campaign out-of-town, Inouye also

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Investigation continues ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Investigators still have some unanswered questions regarding a Vernon apartment complex fire Saturday. The early morning blaze in the 3500 block of 25th Avenue destroyed all four units and left five families without homes. All 17 occupants of the four-plex were able to get out of their homes after the fire began at around 4:30 a.m., somewhere outside the complex. “We do have a pretty good idea where it started but we’re short on answers to other questions,” said Lawrie Skolrood, deputy fire chief. “The extremely quick spread of the fire is concerning, as is the fact it went from one end (of the complex) to the other. There are high fences between each lot. Some things don’t make a lot of sense right now.” The entire back of the complex was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, and crews battled the blaze throughout the morning. The building suffered severe damage to both the exterior and interior, and the roof was completely destroyed. What’s hindering investigators is the fact that there were a number of accelerants surrounding the complex, which may prevent officials from finding an exact cause. “There might not be answers to this,” said Skolrood. “The backyard has all kinds of accelerants in it. Gas in the lawn mower, go-karts, barbecues, you name it, it’s back there. We need to find the answer to a few more questions before we can really give any kind of idea of what’s going on there.” The fire was initially labelled as suspicious and

Skolrood said, as of Tuesday, that label hasn’t changed, adding the RCMP are now involved with the investigation. “There’s conflicting evidence but it’s still very suspicious to us, he said. The 17 occupants left homeless were helped for 72 hours by the North Okanagan Emergency Support Services, who provided food, lodging and incidentals for the residents. “We’ve called in the insurance agency to help with the recovery effort for these folks,” said Helen Sinclair with emergency support services. “Interior Health played a part in helping the people, pet services and victim services were called. We are appreciative of their efforts, as are the victims.” Sinclair said affordable housing is being sought for the residents. The Salvation Army has also stepped in to help, as they did in February when fire destroyed a Mission Hill apartment complex, leaving more than 50 people without homes. After that blaze, the Salvation Army set up a donation centre at the former Cooper’s supermarket on 43rd Avenue. “What we’re doing this time, instead of setting up another Coopers as this one is not as big, is we’ll be sending the victims to our thrift stores to shop for what they need,” said the Salvation Army’s David MacBain. “Our request would be that anyone wanting to make donations could go to our 27th Street store (by Subway). If we find ourselves with too much, we’ll likely take them over to the Cooper’s building if we CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR don’t have room.” Deputy fire chief Lawrie Skolrood investigates a fire at an apartment complex MacBain said one of the families impacted by on 25th Avenue. Saturday’s fire has come to the Salvation Army.

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After two previous attempts to gain control of Parliament, it was a night local Conservatives saw their dreams fulfilled. Supporters gathered at Colin Mayes’ campaign office Monday, not only to celebrate his third term as MP but also a clear victory for the Conservatives, who captured a majority government with 167 seats. “It’s really exciting. In my mind, I knew the Conservatives would win,” said Carol Paton, Mayes’ campaign manager. “Mr. (Stephen) Harper can now do the things he wants to do.” The anticipation began to build as the polls closed locally at 7 p.m. and the national results began filling the lone TV screen in the room. With every update, the group became more animated. “They’re talking about a majority. I’m so excited,” said Carmen Wachter. Play-by-play picked up as it became clear the Liberals would be relegated to third place in the House and leader Michael Ignatieff would lose his own seat. “Goodbye Michael, back to Harvard,” chanted one man. There was little sympathy for the Bloc Quebecois, which went from 47 to four seats. “I’m crying about that one,” said another man. Wh e n the Conservatives finally surpassed the 155 seats required to form a majority, fists of celebration cut through the air while wine glasses clinked together. “I’ve never been so happy about an election before,” said Ed Devlin after shaking Mayes’ hand. Devlin is convinced Ottawa is about to evolve. “The long gun registry is gone and we will be changing the face of the Supreme Court. I see big changes coming,” he said.

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Carmen Wachter reacts happily while watching election results at Colin Mayes’ Conservative campaign office Monday. Unlike most of those surrounding her, Betty Hinton had a personal sense of the political shift. “I am absolutely delighted. Mr. Harper has earned this right,” said Hinton, a former Conservative MP from Kamloops who has called Vernon home for

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Residents head into the White Valley Community Centre to vote in the prison referendum Saturday in Lumby.

Prison process proceeds RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Lumby will lobby for a prison, but there are no guarantees that such a facility will materialize. Council voted 4-1 Monday to pursue development of a correctional facility, but Mayor Kevin Acton admits a number of stumbling blocks exist. “If we sit down with the province and the negotiations are not what we’re looking for, we will be the first to back out,” he said. There is also the fact that Summerland and Penticton are interested in a jail. “We may not even get a crack at it,” said Acton. During Saturday’s referendum, 56 per cent of those who voted in the village said yes to a prison while 44 per cent said no. In adjacent Area D of the North Okanagan Regional District, 34 per cent voted yes while 66 per cent voted no. MLA Eric Foster believes the sharp division could factor in the government’s ultimate decision as to where a facility goes. “The difference of opinion between the village and the surrounding area will be part of the discussion,” he said. Acton defends the pursuit of a prison. “To have 56 per cent support is a clear indication of where the village wants to go,” he said, adding that the results from Area D were not ignored. “I really did consider their vote. But I kept coming back to the people that voted for me and that’s the people of the Village of Lumby.” Coun. Tracy Williamson opposed moving ahead Monday. “I came by this decision because of the people and families surrounding me and their strong no vote,” she said. “I’m representing the 44 per cent who voted no. Families are threatening to move out of the community if this (prison) comes. If they take schoolaged children away, I worry about the trickle effect on the community.” Rick Fairbairn, Area D director, isn’t surprised by council’s decision. “Council has an obligation to listen to their voters. Village residents voted them into office, not electoral area voters,” said Fairbairn. However, council is being slammed by those

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opposed to a prison. “The mayor said the community includes Area D and there was a clear no vote on this deal,” said Randy Rauck, with Lumby Concerned Citizens. Rauck wants the province to determine a site soon. “I don’t suspect the prison will come to Lumby. There is a lot of competition from Penticton and Summerland,” he said. “They have good locations but they also didn’t have the debate.” Doug Brown, part of a group that campaigned for a prison, welcomes council’s actions. “They are doing the right thing. That’s what the people of the village wanted,” he said. “Only 52 per cent of the eligible voters outside of Lumby voted. Yes 66 per cent of those who voted in Area D were opposed but they only represented 34 per cent of voters.” About 70 per cent of the village’s eligible voters took part in the referendum.

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Man praised for saving life of infant daughter ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The family of a former Nakusp resident who died in a collision on Highway 6 believe he is a hero. On April 28, Randy Earl Duncan, 22, was travelling from Nakusp westbound on Highway 6 in a Ford F350 pickup when it collided with an eastbound chip truck 40 kilometres east of Cherryville, near the Monashee Summit, at around 11:30 a.m. Duncan died at the scene from his injuries. His girlfriend was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with head injuries, and the couple’s six-month-old daughter, who was in her baby seat, came out of the accident unscathed. “The father told me that the normal routine for the couple would be

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The woman passenger was taken to VJH then transferred to Kelowna General Hospital. She is reported to be in stable condition. The baby was not hurt in the accident. The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries. The highway was closed for five hours. Police and the coroner’s office continue to investigate the crash.

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anting something and actually getting it are two completely different things. And that’s the situation facing the NDP after the party went from 36 to 102 seats in the House of Commons Monday. For the perennial occupant of fourth-place to be thrust into official opposition is unprecedented. It not only brings relevancy but also influence, although that may be tempered somewhat by the magnitude of the Conservative majority. But it’s not all silver lining with this new Richard Rolke found status. Consider that up until now, the public and the media didn’t have to worry about NDP policies. The party could have called for ice cream sundaes for every man, woman and child but, given that the NDP always had the least number of MPs, it didn’t matter because there was absolutely no chance of having to fulfill that promise. However, that all changes once you are No. 2. It means you have to present a viable alternative to the government of the day — that you are ready to take over, whether it is during the next election or if the opportunity arises earlier. Economists and taxpayers will really want to know where the cash is going to come from for all of those promises made on the campaign trail. One also has to wonder if the NDP can cope with the unexpected growth in its caucus. Just like when Mike and Carol Brady merged their six kids, Jack Layton will spend considerable time trying to bring his extended family together.

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Some have been around for some time and know the lay of the land, but 66 of them are brand spanking new. Finding the bathroom, let alone learning parliamentary procedures, will be difficult enough. Layton must determine what role they will play in caucus — do they have skills that will prove beneficial or will they just warm a seat and vote when told to? Already the media is scrutinizing some of the new MPs from Quebec — two are university students while another manages a pub. Of course given the track record of some lawyers and academics, maybe a more-down-to-earth approach will be refreshing in Ottawa. The NDP must also try and understand why it swept 58 of Quebec’s 75 seats. Was it purely a protest against the tired old rhetoric of the Bloc Quebecois or was something more meaningful at play? If it’s the latter, the NDP must anticipate what Quebecers are craving, and will their needs align with the rest of the country or create a rift within the party? The one thing the NDP has going for it, though, is time given that the Conservative’s grip on power ensures the next federal election won’t be until the legislated date of Oct. 19, 2015. That means Layton will have the ability to work through the challenges that will arise. But Canadians are a fickle bunch and they won’t tolerate the new kids on the block forever. There’s a lot at risk here for the NDP. The party can either rise to the occasion or flop. Bob Rae in Ontario and the wrath of B.C. voters after Glen Clark are examples Layton should keep in mind. If the federal NDP proves itself to be competent, the future could be unlimited. But if its time as official opposition falls short, the backbenches will be beckoning.

So much for an election nobody apparently wanted being a waste of time for all concerned. OK, it cost us several hundred million and it was at least a year before anybody really wanted it, but it brought so many dramatic changes it’s impossible to say it wasn’t worth the bother. For one, we finally now have a majority government and no more elections with dubious results for at least four years. No matter your political colours at least there was a clearcut winner declared and we can go back to ignoring Ottawa, except for the occasional time when something relevant needs to be addressed on a national basis. No more fearing that the government could fall at any time and a costly, painful election could result. Although we congratulate Stephen Harper, Colin Mayes and the rest of the Tories on their victory and wish them well, they should keep in mind they gained the blessing of significantly less than 50 per cent of Canadians. They would be well advised to govern with all taxpayers in mind, and the new opposition bulldog Jack Layton and the NDP, energized with over 100 seats, hopefully can quickly form a capable and effective voice in the House. Monday’s historic vote also spelled the political end for Gilles Duceppe, and likely the Bloc too, which has to be considered good news for all patriotic Canadians. And as yet another Liberal leader bids adieu amidst bitter defeat, one has to wonder whether it’s time for the left-leaning parties to look at amalgamating. Hey, Monday’s result showed it worked for the right and Stephen Harper. Finally.


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s the mayor of Spruce Grove, Alta. and a property owner at Peregrine Point in Vernon, the Doyle Cup battle between these two cities took on a very special meaning for me over the past two years. As an avid Saints fan and season-ticket holder, my wife and I are treated to watching one of the best junior A hockey teams in the country. I am also a huge Vipers fan, proudly sporting my Vipers hat when we drop in to watch the Vipers play during our fall and winter ski trips to the valley. I’ve also become a proud owner of a snappy Vipers’ jersey compliments of Mayor Wayne Lippert as a result of a friendly wager we had. In fact, I have had to wear it to a city council meeting for the past two years as a result of our Spruce Grove Saints just falling short of winning the Doyle Cup, losing in game seven each year. As cities, we are so lucky to have such community spirit

THANK YOU Can you believe this mishap? Recently, I was driving along a street under construction when all of a sudden, a pole falls over in front of me and a number of live wires fall all over my car. I do believe this was the most traumatic event that has ever happened to me, and being a senior citizen, I've seen a fair amount in life. You can imagine how terrified I was. I want to take this opportunity to thank the police and the fire department, as well as the girls from the perogy house (Patti and her sisters), who all encouraged me to stay in my car, waving with thumbs up, as well as all of the wonderful smiles of everyone. How can I thank all of these people. I am proud of all of these citizens from Vernon. We should be so grateful that we live here. Please, when you see these people, do what they did, smile. Give them the thumbs up and encourage them in all of the wonderful work they do. Tell them you're proud of the work they do. God bless you all. Smile, you never know whom it will be a lifesaver to. Cass Ruby

and pride in our junior A hockey teams. We all need something to cheer for and most Canadians

AMALGAMATION I just wanted our writer from Coldstream to know that he is not the only one who thinks amalgamation is a good thing for our beleaguered taxpayers. I have lived in Coldstream for nearly 20 years. When I first moved here from another silly city-district situation in North Vancouver, I couldn't understand why people in Coldstream would accept the costly duplication of services and staff. But I was told by all those who have streets named after them in our "rural paradise" that, as a newcomer, I was not to mention the word amalgamation. Guess what? After 20 years, I still believe our tax burdens would be a lot lighter - for sewer, water, district government and all the costs of a separate municipality - if Coldstream became one with Vernon. And don't tell me we would lose our "identity," or our "neighbourhood feeling." I won't even get started about Armstrong and Spallumcheen. Doug Vincent BAG IT PLEASE A fantastic path lined with trees and surrounded by fields behind

Clarence Fulton Secondary School and leading towards the Vernon Cadet Camp is enjoyed by those who run, walk and mountain bike. Many also bring their dogs with them. What would make this path even more fantastic is if everyone, not just a few, who bring their furry friends along, would bring a plastic bag to clean up after their pet has done its business on the path. This would provide a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Laurie Yakelashek FIRE VICTIMS GRATEFUL February 25 will be a day my wife and I will never forget as tenants of the Skyline Apartment fire. We would like to thank the firefighters who worked so hard to save our homes and the staff at the hospital for blankets and coffee, ESS, Red Cross, Road Rescue and Safe Keeping Society, and the staff at the Village Green Hotel. We also thank Tom for giving me time off work, Amber for going the extra mile to raise money and Marsha and Hilmar for the rides and the all our friends and family who helped us through this tragedy. A big thank you to all of the people of Vernon who donated

find it very easy to cheer for hockey, especially Saints and Vipers fans. I give much credit to both teams. They gave it their all and I think of what could have been for the Saints. The shots were dead even at 27 a piece. Spruce Grove hit the goal post on a shot from the point then Vernon picked up the rebound and attacked on a three-on-two, scoring the winning goal with just six minutes remaining in the game, resulting in their victory of the Doyle Cup. I will now be making the trek to Camrose for the RBC Cup to watch some incredible hockey and I will be pulling for the Vernon Vipers, one of Canada’s most storied franchises. So here is looking forward to the RBC Cup. I will be standing proudly in the crowd chanting Go Saints Go!! Whoops that would be, Go Vipers Go!! Stuart Houston Spruce Grove Mayor

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the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. “We’ve used it indoors, we’ve used it at schools.” The paddling centre and Camp ArrowFlight were among the nine recipients who received $25,000 in total grant money Thursday. The money was handed out by the Funtastic Community Grant Advisory panel, which includes chair Terry Schmauder of Manulife Securities; Mayors Wayne Lippert (Vernon) and Jim Garlick (Coldstream); media reps Glenn Mitchell (The Morning Star) and Betty Selin (Sun-FM), and Glenn Benischek of VantageOne Credit Union. The paddling centre received $640 this year for a youth at risk program, and Camp ArrowFlight received $1,693.20 for snowshoe equipment. Vernon Senior Men’s Baseball (batting cage and net, also to be used by minor baseball), and the Vernon Tennis Association (ball machine) each received $5,000 grants. The Vernon Kokanee

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Funtastic president Brett Kirkpatrick, said the Funtastic Sports Society exists to support and promote sport and recreation initiatives in the region it serves. “The interest in the grant program serves as evidence of need and the importance many of our community organizations place on sport and recreation,” he said. This year’s Funtastic Sports and Music Festival runs June 30 to July 3 in Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby.

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There’s nothing Jim McEwan likes more than doling out cash, which, as executive director of the Funtastic Sports Society, he gets to do annually through Funtastic’s Community Grant Program. However... McEwan had a huge smile on his face Thursday afternoon at the Wesbild Centre prior to announcing the 2011 community grant recipients when he recounted how he saw the grant money in action. “This afternoon, I was down at the lake watching a Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre member use the adaptive rowing shell they bought with grant money last year,” said McEwan. “It gives me a huge amount of pleasure to see where the money is going, and that it’s going to so many diverse groups.” Paddling centre spokesperson Lisa George said her group could never have afforded to buy the shell for its adaptive community without the Funtastic grant. “It’s created huge opportunities for the adaptive community to be out on the water, be healthy and active,” said George. “It’s a legacy for the community for the many years to come.” Same story can be said of Camp ArrowFlight, an umbrella group of the Armstrong branch of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, who received a Funtastic grant last year to buy archery equipment, and introduce kids aged seven to 16 that attend their camp to the sport. “The kids love it,” smiled Jack Whelpley, area director north for

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had gone to Kelowna General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, was served two tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act. One was for failing to remain at the scene of an accident, the other was for driving without due care and attention. Lake Country RCMP

The driver of a vehicle that slammed into the rear of a flat deck trailer carrying a mobile home April 28 is facing charges. Police located the 29-year-old man at his Kelowna home the next day. The driver, who

arrived on scene at Highway 97, near Oceola Road, at 4:40 p.m. April 28 to find a small portion of the trunk of the vehicle sticking out from beneath a trailer. Police reported the 63-year-old driver of the tractor trailer, a Prince George man, had pulled over to wait for his pilot

vehicle. A blue Honda Prelude, that witnesses advised was travelling at a high rate of speed, slammed into the rear of the trailer, diving underneath and compressing the roof almost down to the body frame. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle,

which had right-hand side steering, managed to extricate himself as motorists stopped to help. Police said the man responded to offers of first aid with an expletive and appeared quite belligerent at the scene. The individual was picked up by another vehicle which headed

northbound on Highway 97. Police measured a 132-foot-long skid mark, made by the Honda, which likely indicates a high speed. Police are asking anyone who may have

witnessed the driving behavior of a blue 1992 Honda Prelude, on Highway 97 north near Oceola Road in Winfield at around 4:40 p.m., to call the Lake Country RCMP at 250766-2288.

Police continue crackdown on poor driving ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Travelling 160 km/h was just the start of problems for a Vernon man Saturday morning. The man was stopped by police just after 9 a.m. on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road after having been clocked going 160 km/h. “An odour of liquor was detected on the driver’s breath which resulted in a roadside screening test,” said Vernon RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs. The 28-year-old man was handed a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his

“We have committed to ensuring safe roads...” — Cpl. Gerry Kovacs vehicle was impounded for seven days. In total last week, VernonNorth Okanagan RCMP officers issued one 24-hour prohibition, one three-day IRP and two 90-day IRPs. There was one impaired driver and police impounded five vehicles for such offences

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Fence to protect water reservoir RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Grazing cattle soon won’t be able to wander into a water source for one North Okanagan community. The Electoral Area Advisory Committee has agreed to spend $12,000 from the federal gas tax fund on a fence to keep cattle out of the open water reservoirs at Silver Star. “It’s intended to protect our reservoir,” said Arnold Badke, engineering general manager. There is a 2.5-kilometre breach in the existing cattle fence between Crown land and the Silver Star controlled recre-

ation area. That has led to some concern about cattle being able to access the areas of the Vance and Paradise reservoirs, and the animals possibly contaminating the water and putting people at risk. “Anyone that goes up to Silver Star must feel secure about the water,” said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. In a written report, staff indicated that there is a need to proceed with the project because of the regional significance of Silver Star. “Many residents of Vernon, Coldstream and other areas work and recreate at Silver Star

resort,” said Zee Marcolin, utilities engineer. “Silver Star also provides economic benefits to the area from tourism.” Of the $12,000, $6,000 each will come from the BX-Silver Star and rural Lumby electoral areas. The total project cost is $29,000 and other partners include the Ministry of Forests, B.C. Timber Sales and Silver Star Mountain Resort. “Coldstream Ranch will be responsible for maintenance of the fencing under an agreement with the ministry,” said Badke. The expenditure of $12,000

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Enderby sticks to no tax hike RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Enderby residents won’t be hit by higher taxes in 2011, but that’s unlikely in subsequent years. Council has adopted this year’s financial plan, which includes no increase in residential property taxes. “A lot of work went into the process,” said Mayor Dee Wejr, adding that a decision was made to hold the line on taxes because of the impact of the recession on people. “We took a lot of time discussing the budget and lookDee Wejr ing at it.” Wejr would not speculate on whether taxes will climb in 2012. “Next year, who knows. There could be some changes because we’ve had zero for a couple of years and it can’t stay that way,” she said. Wejr points out that the cost of operating the city increases, whether it is for labour, supplies or fuel. “Taxes can’t stay at zero forever,” she said. Also adopted by council are utility rates for 2011. Sewer and water user fees are climbing 1.3 per cent each. The net impact to a single-family dwelling with a 100-foot frontage is $36.56. Of that, $30 is related to the borrowing of funds for sewer capital projects. The city is also seeking federal gas tax funds for a bioenergy heating system. As part of the proposal, a local supplier would install bioenergy equipment for heating the public works building, the dog pound, the sewer sludge drying beds and a future shed. A boiler and chipper would use existing wood waste that is currently being burned or hauled to the landfill. “This will serve as a pilot for a broader community heating system in the industrial/commercial area and for consideration in the Knoll neighbourhood development area,” states a city staff report. The estimated project cost is $296,700 and Wejr believes it is worth pursuing through a federal grant. “If it helps with greenhouse gas emissions, that’s great,” she said.

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WHEN WENDY AND I WERE GENTLY TOLD BY THE ONCOLOGIST THAT THIS LATEST FORM OF THE DISEASE WAS NOT TREATABLE AND WENDY HAD LITTLE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, WE WEPT. I HELD HER IN MY ARMS IN THE CLINIC OFFICE, SURROUNDED BY THE PARAPHERNALIA OF CANCER AND FELT HER BODY HEAVE WITH THE CONVULSIONS OF SORROW. SHE LOOKED UP AT ME WITH TEAR-STREAKED FACE AND TOLD ME SHE DID NOT WANT TO DIE. IT TOOK WEEKS TO ACCEPT THE REALITY OF THAT FATE. IN TIME, WE INURED OURSELVES TO THAT REALITY AND A SENSE OF PEACE CAME TO US. THE CONCERN FOR WENDY BECAME BEING FORGOTTEN. SHE WANTED HER LIFE VALIDATED. SHE WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED. Wendy was a Burnaby girl. That involved being born at St. Mary's hospital. She sported a head of flaming red hair in a family of brunettes, a fact we still tease her mother, June about. Her Dad built a bungalow on 17 Avenue for the family. Wendy attended Second Street Elementary School, Edmonds Junior High and Burnaby Central High School. She married early to Will Stewart, a good looking athlete and they had two daughters, Jodi and Michelle. At the age of only 22 Wendy, with two small girls, a husband and job, had her first fight with cancer. She won. She went on to become a fitness instructor, eventually managing a major fitness club in Langley. She was gorgeous. She loved athletics, she loved to dance, she loved music. She loved the exhilaration just being. Her and her two daughters developed a bond beyond the understanding of men. They were like three sisters with a secret. She epitomized unconditional love. After 30 years of marriage, Will died. The girls were grown and on their own and Wendy chose to leave the big city and move to Kamloops and then Vernon. I knew a good thing when I saw it and I chased her. Rejection became my middle name. I persisted, however, and in the end we managed to create the Greatest Love Affair in History (our name for it). We were a great couple who complemented each other's personalities. We held our marriage at the then new Paddlewheel Park Hall, the first event held there. We opened a carpet store, worked hard and celebrated it's success. We went to Hawaii on three occasions to experience the thrill of drinking New Year's Champagne while standing on the rock quay at Waikiki Beach with fireworks on one side of us and Diamond Head the other. We watched the sunrise on Haleakala and set on

Mauna Kea and swam with the turtles on Mackena. We stood track-side at Daytona while the earth shook in deference to the onslaught of 200 mile per hour missiles. We walked the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta. and lost money in Vegas. And then, on November 24 (my birthday) Wendy was diagnosed with cancer. For two years Wendy fought three different types of cancer. During this time she had great support from the Buoyant Buddies. She had the thrill of attending the World Dragonboat Festival for breast cancer survivors held in Peterborough. She met cancer survivors from all over the world and was deeply moved by the experience, Even the garbage trucks in Peterborough were painted pink. It was great. On November 24, 2011, two years to the day of diagnosis, we got the bad news. Our final trip came after the diagnosis and before Wendy became too sick to travel. It was to Maui where we reaffirmed our love in a thousand different ways. We had the sun, surf and the sand. We were awoken by the kajanga birds (our name) in the morning and lulled to sleep by the cooing of doves. Knowing it would be our last trip made every experience more vital, more intense. Everything was flavored with the joy of being able to do it and the sorrow of knowing we would soon be parted. Hospice House became the last great joy that we shared. Some people choose to do great things in life. You can find them in the staff and volunteers at Hospice. Wendy passed at 10:00 on the morning of April 30, with I and her two daughters holding her. There was sunlight streaming through the window.

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and I know once again Supporting North the North Okanagan will Okanagan children is as come through with their easy as turngenerous donaing on your tions.” radio. The mornSun FM ing kicks off will hold its with driveeighth annual thru coffee, by Have A Heart donation, at radiothon Starbucks at the Thursday to Village Green Betty Selin raise funds Centre from 6 for a labour, to 9 a.m. delivery, recovery and Regardless of the size, post-partum room at all donations and chalVernon Jubilee Hospital. lenges will be acknowl“The radiothon is one edged on-air during the of my favourite days of radiothon. the year,” said Betty Selin, “There will be an who will host the event opportunity for you to with Brian Martin from challenge others in our the Village Green Centre community or to share from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. your birth stories and “It makes me so proud acknowledge the excepto live in this community tional care received at

Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” said Martin. Several community initiatives are happening to help raise funds for this year’s radiothon. On Thursday, Clarence Fulton Secondary students will be handing out 200 breakfast bags, and accepting donations from 6:30 to 9 a.m. You can pick up your breakfast bag on Okanagan Landing Road, across from Ellison Elementary. The 200 bags will be filled with goodies, such as: fruit, yogurt, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups, discount coupons, and free vouchers. There will be a certain number of larger prizes,

Missing woman search heading to Alberta ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Following some tips from the public, a search for a missing Vernon woman is leading police towards Alberta. Cynthia Sue Dupont, 43, was reported to RCMP as missing on April 23, although she had not been seen Cynthia Dupont by family for a couple of weeks prior. Police put out the appeal for the public’s assistance in finding Dupont April 25. “We have had some tips that we have followed up on, one leading us

to a community in B.C., and one to a community in Alberta, and right now, we’re leaning towards the one in Alberta,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gerry Kovacs Monday. “We feel we’re getting pretty close but we’re still looking to see if somebody has some more information.” Dupont is a Caucasian woman, fivefoot-seven and weights 125-pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. Police say Dupont has had struggles in the past around addictions. Kovacs said there is no indication of foul play in relation to Dupont’s disappearance. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest RCMP detachment or, if a person is not comfortable in talking with police, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Caetani centre builds sustainable future Artist-in-residence program operates out of new Straw Bale studio on historic property KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Tucked out of sight from prying eyes, except for perhaps a few ghosts, James Postill dips his brush in ground-up pigment to paint on the earth-caked wall. The historic mansion that once housed an Italian aristocratic family and their sheltered, artistically talented daughter looms above as he reapplies a dab of verdant green to the leaf motif on the side of the structure. It’s a romantic notion, Postill says, working in the same way humans did thousands of years ago when they painted petroglyphs on rock and hardened earth. “Right now, it’s looking like a Chinese landscape,” said Postill admiring his work. “It’s a fresh feeling of new discovery. I have this beautiful natural building, and I’ve been getting the same ideas our ancestors must have had painting with natural pigments on the caves. It’s a closer connection to the earth.” As the first artist-in-residence at the Caetani Cultural Centre, Postill has just started a fresco on the centre’s latest studio, a sustainable structure made from baled straw and other renewable materials. Built in 2008, and completed last year, the Straw Bale Studio was constructed by volunteers with funding from Laing Roofing and Greenway Roofing. Its thick walls will provide far more insulation than standard walls filled with fibre glass, cellulose, rock wool, and other fibre. Straw bale structures are also known for keeping cool in summer, said Postill. “This is the perfect studio space for me. It’ll give me time to research

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The Caetani Cultural Centre’s newest Straw Bale Studio is built from renewable materials and features a green roof, where local flora will grow. Caetani artist-in-residence James Postill, below, gets started on the fresco, which will be painted both outside and inside the new building. and reflect on frescoing,” he said. “I’ll be using natural pigments and binders, and have a year to work with these new materials and the new structure, which is sustainable and was built by the community.” Even the studio’s roof has a green element, and will soon be covered with local vegetation. In keeping with the building’s environmental theme, Postill has been using milk-based paints, which are made from a milk protein called casein, for his fresco. Colour is added to the paint through the use of earth pigments, which Postill has been busy grinding in the studio. “To see a fresco here in Vernon is rare. Fresco uses plaster and ground-up pigment, whereas, a mural is usually made of latex paint. They are two different forms and there are different applications and methods of approaching them.” Born and raised in Vernon, Postill received his degree in fine arts from Okanagan University College (the program that is now offered at UBC Okanagan) in 1993.

After living and working as a picture framer in Kelowna, he moved to Lumby, where he started dabbling in watercolours. (“I changed to watercolours when my kids came along as it was easier to clean up,” he said.) While in the village, Postill painted two commissioned murals, which led to his interest in fresco painting. Postill moved to Vernon while recovering from an illness in the fall of 2009.

“It was then that I started painting full time from four-to-five paintings a year to four a week,” he said. “It actually gave me an excellent opportunity to explore art and build a body of work.” Besides teaching courses at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, Postill has been busy exhibiting his landscape work, and his more recent water-based series entitled Rain, which was actually painted in oils.

A member of the Vernon chapter of the Canadian Federation of Artists, he will soon join fellow artists from all three Okanagan chapters in the juried group exhibition, Triptych, to be held in Penticton. Excited to be concentrating once again on his art, Postill says he is specifically interested in reaching out to the community while working as the Caetani centre’s artist-inresidence. The centre just received a Telus community grant for Postill to go work with students in the Vernon school district, and he will also conduct kids camps this summer at the Caetani centre, offering instruction in fresco painting, mask building, paper maché, mosaic tiles, and T-shirt painting. “I will modify it so it’s easy to digest,” he said. “It will be processdriven and I will make it in a way that it is fun for them.” For adults, Postill plans to conduct workshops on painting en plein air and he has the perfect subject in the Caetani house and property, which is home to numerous artist studios and events. “Caetani is a place that supports artists, which in Vernon is important,” he said, referring specifically to the late artist and teacher Sveva Caetani who willed her family’s house and its property to the city after she died. “You can feel the history here; you get a sense of what went on before.” Now run by a non-profit board, the Caetani Cultural Centre is seeking sponsorship for its artist-in-residence program, which the centre’s executive director Judy Katalinic wants to continue on an ongoing basis. “We hope to have another residential studio, and are looking for business sponsors for that,” she said. “We want them to know that it will not be a one-off thing, and to have our name established.” Those interested in learning more about the centre and its programs can contact Katalinic at 250-275-1525 or visit www.caetaniculturalcentre.org.

Tell it on the mountain when ladies visit Armstrong Expect a few phone numbers shouted out when all-female band brings tour to town Contributed to The Morning Star

They’ll be shouting from the deep depths when Ladies of the Canyon visits Armstrong with Old Man Luedecke Tuesday, May 10. Stopping at the Armstrong Inn on their current crosscountry tour, Ladies of the Canyon are four friends who got together in their Montreal living rooms to write and sing songs influenced by their favourite bands: The Eagles, The Band and Fleetwood Mac. Musicians and songwriters Maia Davies (vocals, guitars,

mandolin, keyboards), Senja Sargeant (vocals, guitars, mandolin), Jasmine Bleile (vocals, guitars) and Anna Ruddick (electric and upright bass, vocals) have their distinct tone and personality, but when they come together for harmonies, it’s said to be a soaring blend. Their debut full-length album, Haunted Woman, was produced by Colin Cripps, recognized as one of Canada’s premiere guitarists who previously produced critically acclaimed albums for Kathleen Edwards and Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. Through his production work, Cripps has showcased the Ladies’ range both as songwriters and vocalists. This can be heard through many of the tracks on Haunted Woman, including first single, Follow Me Down, a sunny pop song inspired by one of Sargeant’s recent relationships. “I was conquering some personal troubles and didn’t realize

I could have better and get better,” said Sargeant. “That’s what that song is about –– waking up and seeing the light.” For the darker, War & Glory, Sargeant called upon her bandmate Davies to help crystallize the song. “I knew what it was about, but I couldn’t put the lyrics to it myself because I was a mess so I had to ask Maia to write the lyrics for it after I told her what it was about.” Davies calls Sargeant “outrageous,” marveling how she’ll start dancing out of nowhere and doesn’t care what people think. “On stage, she has been known to announce her ex-boyfriend’s phone number,” said Davies, who takes the lead on a few of Haunted Woman’s tracks herself, including the Dolly Parton-like No Deliverance.

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ipation in on-the-spot creativity was refreshing and delightful and provided insights into modern dance design. Next, our danseur noble joined Beresford, a three-year veteran of Ballet Victoria, in a premiere performance of Nicolas Bernier’s ultracontemporary sound construction, Ran. Award-winning choreographer Hounsell created an interconnected, mechanical, uniquely masculine dance that blended impeccably with the music. Bernier, a prolific experimenter with electro-acoustic surround sound, also designed the aural background for Hounsell’s first full-length ballet, Wonderland, recently acclaimed in Kelowna. Three Leonard Cohen classics, including Hallelujah sung by kd lang, set the musical backdrop for Monk’s

choreographic masterpiece, Cry Sigh Hungry Kiss – memorable lines from Closing Time. Destrooper, this time with prima ballerina Andrea Bayne, danced an exquisite pas de deux that exuded sensuality and desire to Cohen’s Suzanne. The second half of the program was devoted to Bizet’s Carmen, choreographed by Destrooper. In it, Don José (Beresford) forsakes his former love (Bayne) for the sultry charms of Carmen (Tao Kerr) who leads him in a merry dance (pun intended) and ultimately leaves him for the charismatic bullfighter Escamillo (Destrooper). Tormented by jealousy, Don José stabs Carmen, killing her and rendering himself a broken man. Despite imaginative staging with a set created solely by light and shadow, and the com-

pany’s flawless dancing, the audience became lethargic. Had they peaked in the first half? Did Destrooper’s choreography lack Spanish flair? Or was it because his presence upstaged the rest? Not that Kerr’s sashaying Carmen failed to seduce nor that Beresford’s tormented obsession as Don José failed to impress; but when, before he appeared as Escamillo, Destrooper portrayed a nameless soldier in a threeman corps de ballet, his presence and concentrated energy, like a cougar about to pounce, simply compelled. Even in a chorus line

Women haunt though harmony Continued from page A18 “I was pretty influenced on that by Dolly and Tammy (Wynette),” she said. “The song’s a story I’d written in my dreams about a girl born in the beginning of the century in farmland California. I have no idea why I dreamed that.” Ladies of the Canyon’s guitarist Bleile, who usually brings along her toddler while on the road, can be heard on lead vocals singing Every Minute and the sagely Lonely Town, which was written for a 55-yearold friend who’s still single. “It’s words of encouragement that you can find love at any age,” she said. “That lyric doesn’t have the same impact as the message of the song because Lonely Town makes it sound like a sad song, but it’s about finding love and getting older.” The group’s bassist, Ruddick, also brought her own songwriting skills to the album by contributing the track, Hard To Find Love, in which Bleile sings the lead. “It was important for me to have an emotionally lyrical contribution to the writing, and Hard To Find Love was actually about the other girls and my relationship with them as I stood by them through their struggles,” said Ruddick, who studied jazz at McGill University and has performed in many different projects. “The natural progression of being a working musician is that the nature of the work takes you to unexpected musical places, but I’m so glad I found myself in LOTC because it became a really fulfilling creative experience for me. I also have a great passion for singing and popular songwriting now, and this has become so much more than just playing in another band for me, it’s a part of me and I of it.” Off stage, it’s Sargeant and Ruddick who provide hours of entertainment on the road when the band tours, while Bleile is the voice of reason, and Davies makes sure all business is in order. But when they get on stage, it’s a symbiotic relationship, say the ladies. Joining Ladies of the Canyon is Old Man Luedecke, who won the 2011 Juno Award for best roots and traditional album for his most recent recording, My

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11 times as long, he’d have shone. His place is centre stage and that’s where he should stay, as artistic director, choreographer and principal dancer with Ballet Victoria: “de trooper exceptionel.”

Editor’s note: Ballet Victoria’s Carmen was the last in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society’s 2010-11 season. Stay tuned for next year’s season, which should be announced in the coming months.

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To rezone the property with the intent to subdivide the property into three lots. Enquires relative to the above proposed bylaw should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from May 2 to May 9, 2011. Any correspondence relating to this application can be delivered to the Corporate Officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to phearings@vernon.ca. All correspondence and petitions received between May 1, 2011 (the date of notification) and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011 be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.

Pursuant Section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Vernon intends to close, and cancel the dedication as highway, 3.22 ha of lands known as a portion of Okanagan Hills Boulevard and a portion of Bella Vista Road, legally described as Plans KAP77612 and H8277, DL295, ODYD. Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, the City further gives notice of its intention to exchange, with the original property owner 573252 BC Ltd. The City of Vernon is to receive the requested SROW’s through the area, in exchange for road dedication. Development Cost Charge Credits provided previously as per the original agreement will be adjusted. The City of Vernon is to pay all legal, survey, processing and registration costs related to the road closure and disposition. The “OK Hills Boulevard & Bella Vista Road Closure and Highway Removal Bylaw Number 5232, 2011”, will be considered by Vernon Council at its Regular Open Meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers at City Hall. Persons who consider they are affected by the Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting, or, by delivering a written submission to the Corporate Officer by Friday, May 20, 2011. Further inquires can be directed to Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-5503245 or bbandy@vernon.ca NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.


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Wave of tech careers flood market JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

North Okanagan students are perfectly positioned for careers in technology. According to John Leech, executive director of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C., local science and technology-minded secondary students are in a great position to train for a wave of career opportunities coming at them. The executive director of the 9,500-member ASTTBC is in Vernon for a members and business leaders’ luncheon meeting today. “My message to secondary students and their parents is that

applied science careers are multiplying – and my generation is beginning to retire,” said Leech. “We need keen, qualified newcomers in the pipeline to take over existing positions, and to fill new technology careers that open up practically every month.” B.C. already has close to 150,000 people in natural and applied science careers such as health care, municipal technical services, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, mining, forestry, environment and a host of others. “In the next five years alone, Canada will need to fill 106,000 high tech

positions. Many of those exciting careers are here in B.C.,” said Leech. “North Okanagan secondary grads can select from a range of respected career technology programs at Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University, that will launch them on well-paid, rewarding careers.” On his visit, Leech will update local members on the Technology Professionals of Canada

(TPC), a new association representing some 85 per cent of the nation’s professional technologists and technicians, in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. The business leaders meeting gets underway from noon to 2 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Plus Hotel. Established in 1958, the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of

The Staī at the White House Wellness Centre regret to announce the sudden passing of our colleague,

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There is still time to dig out your golf clubs and support a worthwhile cause. The North Okanagan Community Life Society will hold its 20th annual Charity Golf Classic Thursday and Friday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club. “There are still spaces left for this fun event,” said Garry Molitwenik, executive director. Funds raised will go towards programs that support developmentally disabled adults. There is room for 144 golfers and there is a chance to win more than $100,000 in prizes for teams and individuals. The Classic gets underway Thursday with a team draw, barbecue and caddy auction. Caddies include MLA Eric Foster, Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert, Funtastic executive director Jim McEwan, deputy fire chief Lawrie Skolrood, B.C. Winter Games chairperson

Akbal Mund, Klaudia Ceglarz from CHBC and representatives from The Morning Star and Kiss FM. Golf action gets underway Friday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a live auction, dinner,

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News Walking for the dogs Morning Star Staff

Dog guides provide independence for Canadians facing numerous challenges, and now North Okanagan residents are being asked to show their support. On May 29, the Enderby Lions Club, in conjunction with the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, is hosting the inaugural Purina Walk for Dog Guides. “All dog guides and required training, including transportation and accommodation, are provided at no cost to qualified applicants,” said Angela Killen, club president. “Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides does not receive any government support and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporation, foundations and individuals.” All of the funds raised from the Purina Walk for Dog Guides will go directly to training and placement of dog guides for Canadians across the country. Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has operated Dog Guides Canada to provide specially trained dog guides to more than 1,400 men, women and children from coast to coast. There are dogs who help people who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, have a medical or physical disability, have epilepsy or have autism. “It costs approximately $20,000 to provide each dog guide to eligible Canadians,” said Killen. Registration for the Purina Walk for Dog Guides starts at 9:30 a.m. May 29, with the walk starting at 10 a.m. The kick-off point is in the field along the river walk beside Cliff ’s Restaurant in Enderby. For more information about the event, call 250-838-6273.


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Tap water focus of provincial Drinking Water Week Black Press

British Columbians are being urged to consider the water that comes out of their tap. The B.C. Water and Waste Association and the provincial government have proclaimed May 1 to 7 as Drinking Water Week. “Drinking Water Week is a time to celebrate and value our water as a vital and finite resource,� said Daisy Foster, CEO of the 4,400-member B.C. Water and Waste Association. “Some people think we have lots of water in B.C. and there’s no need to conserve it, but they couldn’t be more wrong,� said Foster. “There is no new water. The water we use continually cycles throughout the environment and is reused again and again. Increases to our population, the growth of industry and agriculture and the effects of climate change all place enormous pressure on our water supply.� And even when there is a large supply of water, it still costs a lot to get that water to the tap. “There are infrastructure costs like treatment plants and it takes energy to pump water from treatment plants around the community,� said Foster. “And after water is used and it goes down the drain, many people forget that it has to be carried through pipes to a water treatment plant requiring more energy and expensive equipment to make sure it is clean enough to be released back into the environment.� “Twenty-five per cent of Canadians have no idea where the water

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Vipers flex early RBC muscle Vernon knocks off Camrose and Portage GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

CAMROSE – While the Tories were busy rolling towards a majority government, the Vernon Vipers were also on the rise at the Royal Bank Cup national junior A hockey championships Monday. The Vipers cashed in on back-to-back slashing penalties to the Portage Terriers on the way to a 5-2 win in preliminary play Monday afternoon before 1,500 fans at the lavishly appointed Edgeworth Centre. Combined with Saturday’s 4-2 win over the host Kodiaks in the the tournament opener, the Snakes were in sole possession of first place at 2-0 heading into their off-day Tuesday. They go up against the Central champion Wellington Dukes of Ontario today at 2:30 p.m. (PDT). They end the round-robin Thursday (6:30 p.m.) against the Eastern champion Pembroke Lumber Kings, also of Ontario. Semifinals go Saturday and the championship-game is Sunday on TSN. The Vipers delivered an early one-two punch to the Terriers, capitalizing on a 5-on3, and again on the subsequent 5-on-4 to send the Manitoba champions reeling. Captain Dave Robinson pocketed the first goal at the side of the net, tapping home a nicely threaded pass from point man Adam Thompson at 11:52. Defenceman Ryan Renz earned the other goal late on the 5-on-4 when his slap pass from the point fooled everyone, including netminder Kirk Crosswell. Game MVP Dylan Walchuk made it 3-0 before the first intermission as he wheeled out from the corner and lifted a wrister over a screened Crosswell (20 saves). The two-time defending national junior A champion Vipers swarmed the Terriers (1-1) in the first period, outshooting Portage 12-1 in the opening frame, and 25-17 overall. Walchuk, who now has 24 points in 25 postseason games, said the quick start seemed to suck the life out of Portage. “It was huge. We got those three quick goals and for the most part played solid all game. We kind of let up in the end there and got away from our game a little bit, but we took a time-out and after that we were good,� said the McBride product. Added Terriers’ head coach Blake Spiller: “I thought we matched them pretty well early, but we just didn’t get pucks to the net. They got the one late on the 5-on-4 and it

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Vernon netminder Kirby Halcrow makes a quick pad save with the Terriers’ Brent Wold on his doorstep in Royal Bank Cup preliminary action Monday afternoon at the Edgeworth Centre in Camrose. The Vipers toppled the Terriers 5-2. full marks despite controlling the majority of play. “Happy to win two games, but I think we’ve got a long way to go. The result was positive, the process is still not there,� he said. “You can look at the score, you can look at the shots but it was closer than that. Portage came hard, they had us on our heels and we just scored on some opportunities. We got it to (4-0) and we let our foot off the gas and that’s what happens.� The Vipers buckled down defensively after the second Portage goal and added one of their own to complete the scoring. John Knisley was left with a gimme in the crease after linemate Mike Zalewski stripped a Portage d-man at the blueline and came up just short with his wraparound attempt on a partial breakaway. Halcrow recorded 15 stops for the win. Darren Nowick scored the winner five minutes into the third period as the Vipers opened by stopping Camrose.

just had a few mental lapses that cost us. It’s pretty hard to come back from three goals. Getting off to a slow start against those guys is never going to be a good thing,â€? said Waldvogel. “We outplayed them for quite a while in the last two periods and we won the third so we can’t really complain about that. It’s a long week so we’ll get them in the end hopefully.â€? Spiller liked the way the Terriers finished and feels it will fuel their confidence moving forward. “We got ourselves within two, and then one good bounce one way or the other and you never know what can happen. I was pretty proud of our guys and the way they stuck with the game,â€? he said. “We did get some confidence‌ but tomorrow is going to be another tough day, just like yesterday was and just like Thursday will be. There are no easy clubs.â€? After watching complacency creep into his team’s game in the third period, head coach Mark Ferner couldn’t give the Vipers

seemed to take the wind out of our sails, and they took it to us for the balance of that period.� The Terriers picked up their game in the second period, but it was the Vipers that found the net. Forward Marcus Basara, intercepting a clearance at the Portage blueline, caught the Terrier defence napping as he fired a hard pass down low to Walchuk at the side of the net where he quickly buried a shot before Crosswell, a Nanaimo product, could get set. Portage, who grounded the SJHL La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Anavet Cup to advance to nationals, continued pressing in the third period, and were rewarded with goals from Tanner Waldvogel and captain Stephane Pattyn to cut the lead in half. Waldvogel, one of three Portage la Prairie skaters on the roster, netted a rebound in a goalmouth scramble after Kirby Halcrow had made a stop at the side of the net. “In the first period, we came out and we started running around. They’re a quick team and we knew they’d be good and we

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Deane no longer green for Jackals Morning Star Staff

Second rower Don Deane had a fantasy-like game as the Vernon Jackals grounded the Penticton Harlequins 21-7 in Okanagan Rugby Union action Saturday at Grahame Park. The Jackals improved to 3-0 and will visit Merrit on Saturday. “Don came to us very green four years ago having never played rugby before, and since has become one of our elite players,” said Jackals’ veteran Bryan Bateman. “Don was able to help steal some key lineouts which led to great scouring opportunities.” Vernon got tries from rookie Kiwi Dan, Jarrod Stinn and Garth Cook, while captain Rob Miles booted three conversions in a usual hard-fought battle between the longtime rivals. “Penticton is going through a rebuild stage right now, the same as we have been doing the last couple years,” said Bateman. “Its good to see that they’re getting new faces out. It’s great for the league.” Dan capitalized on a Penticton error which saw him chase down a loose ball in the end to open up the scoring. Shortly after, Mike Scheller set up Stinn for a try off a Penticton penalty. Miles was quick to comment on his excitement of how the team is working hard this year, and how the enthusiasm and morale of the Jackals is higher than he has seen in his time with the VRC. The captain fed Cook for a try in the second half. Cook ran his hard, pinball-like style to get into the end zone. The Jackals would like to send a special thanks to Bob Bishop and all the staff at the Kal Sports Bar for their help and support Saturday night for a fundraiser. The money raised will go towards new jerseys and gear for next season.

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Penticton Harlequins’ Tavita Faalele (middle) tries to evade the Vernon Jackals’ Jarrod Stinn (left) and Bryan Bateman in Okanagan Rugby Union action Saturday afternoon at Grahame Park. The Jackals won 21-7.

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Like most season openers, it featured plenty of holes, turnovers and sloppy play. The Vernon Re/Max Tigers will take the two points, pick up the pace in practice and move forward in the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. Veteran Nolan Frame scored four times, including the winner on a hard, outside shot with two minutes remaining, as the Tigers outlasted the rookie-laden Armstrong Shamrocks 10-9 Saturday night at the Wesbild Centre. The Shamrocks went into Memorial Arena for a Sunday matinee and pocketed a 3-3 draw with the defending champion Venom. Vernon coach Myles Brumpton said his staff was impressed with the Tigers’ discipline as both clubs took just four minor penalties. “It allows for less fatigued special teams players and provides a better overall flow to the game by getting everyone into their groove,” said Brumpton. “Dave (coach McWhirter) and I were very impressed with the composure that the entire team showed on the bench and on the floor as it was basically a onegoal or tied game from buzzer-to-buzzer.” Craig Bigsby, with 1+3, Brennan Plante, with 1+2, Riley Soleway and captain Brett Hanna rounded out the Tigers’ scoring. Braden Barr earned three assists and Cranbrook product Joel Fruncillo went the distance in net. “Offensively Nolan Frame had his stick dialed in and basically he had a hand in on the balance of our goals,” said Brumpton. “Defensively, Brett Hanna had a strong performance with a couple of end-to-end rushes that helped towards the overall

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outcome of the game. Hats off to Jake Soleway for just stepping away from two weeks of intense exams at UBC to stepping on the floor and being a defensive anchor for us.” Armstrong captain Milan Marcetta opened the scoring in the first minute, burying a hard shot top corner. It was 4-2 after one. The Shamrocks battled back in the second period with rookie sensation Brett Hawrys notching his first of five goals on the night, one a beauty as he lept over Fruncillo. It was 6-5 Cats after two. Armstrong equalized on a flutterball by Hawrys late in the period before Frame’s winner. “We played well for our first-ever league game, said Rocks’ head coach Pat Nelson. “There was a bit of nerves that played a factor but we settled down midway through the game and really gave them a great game.” Joel Castle and Owen Barker also scored for Armstrong, who got two helpers each from Hawrys, Stephen Ringdal and Kai Boudreau. In Kamloops, the game was a see-saw affair with spectacular goaltending and stellar, tight defence. The Junior Rocks were down 2-0 after one period, but they came out flying in the second period and finally potted their first of the night on an inside shake-n-bake by Hawrys. Ringdal scored his first of the year on an laser outside shot to tie it 2-2 going into the break. In the third period, the Shamrocks’ defence was superb and their shortman special teams and goalie Cole MacFarlane were awesome, stuffing the Venom potent powerplay. Rookie right hander Willy Hanley rolled out of his crease position on the powerplay and ripped a low shot for the equalizer.

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United U14s stretch streak Morning Star Staff

The Vernon United U14 Boys defeated the Kamloops Blaze Blue U13A’s 5-2 in Thompson Okanagan Rep Soccer League action Sunday morning at McArthur Island Sports Centre in Kamloops. United, coached by Mike Melbourne, are undefeated through nine games this season. Zac Kronbauer, from Ryan Killingsworth and Shayne Groeneveld, opened the United scoring in the second minute. Lucas Ross scored just six minutes later to make it 2-0, but Kamloops was able to beat United keeper Cole Shoemaker with just a few minutes left in the first half. The second half started much like the first with Kronbauer potting his second goal just two minutes in with assists going to Cameron Hitch and Isaiah Wenger. Cole Woodliffe, from Kronbauer and Ross, converted 13 minutes later to make it 4-1, but the feisty Blaze pulled to within a deuce. Kronbauer, with his hat trick goal, rounded out the scoring with just a few minutes left. The U12 Boys Rep Development Silver Star Mountain Lions #2 tied 1-1 with the Kamloops Blaze Sunday at Marshall Field.

Kamloops started off strong with a lot of pressure with Vernon keeper Aaron Botterill making a few clutch saves in tight. Said Lions’ coach Will Wiens: “We did not start that strong and aggressive, so we almost got in trouble, but things changed halfway in the first half when we woke up and started attacking more.” In the 20th minute, central defender Connor Marritt sentstriker Malcolm Wiens in with a sweet long pass over the Kamloops defence. Wiens controlled the ball and came eye to eye with the Kamloops keeper, showing clinical finish in the low, right corner. Vernon had more odd-man chances in the remaining minutes of the first half. Kamloops equalized on a corner at the end of the first half. The Lions also came out better in the second half with chances for right midfielder Josh Hyer with a long shot from 15 yards out which went inches from the post, a header by Elias Jensen on a corner from Owen Burnet which just went wide as well, and a shot from Christopher Richardson which was stopped by the Kamloops keeper. “We had our chances to win this game and we could have done it in the first half by scor-

ing one or two extra goals, but in the end this was a result that we could live with,” said Wiens, who added that defenders Liam Hennig and Wyatt Carter played great games, but MVP was Marritt, who had total control of the defence as a sweeper. The U12 Rep Development Silver Star Mountain Lions #1 had their two-game undefeated streak snapped Sunday afternoon at Marshall Field, losing 2-0 to Kelowna United. “We started out a little shaky but after the first five minutes we got our heads into the game,” said Lions’ coach Rolf Hirschkorn. The Mountain Lions had a great chance to take the lead in the ninth minute when defender Charis Ondrik unleashed a vicious shot from 20 yards off the cross bar. Jared Quibell gathered up the rebound, but again was denied by the metal work. The Stars came close again in the 15th minute, when striker Matt Kowalski gathered up a Langdon Kersey cross and just put the ball wide of the far post. Mees Geelkerken and Connor London dominated the midfield in the first half, leading several Vernon attacks. With less than 30 seconds left in the first half, Kelowna capitalized on one of only a handful of chances, scoring on a

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73 seconds apart early in the second period as the Lumber Kings stuffed the Dukes 5-2 before 1,300 fans. Matthew Peca and Matthew Zay each pocketed a goal and an assist for Pembroke (1-1). Lumber King captain Ben Reinhardt added two helpers in support of netminder Francis Dupuis (20 saves). Cam Yuill, the lone Wellington product on the Dukes (0-2), had both his team’s goals. SNAKE BITES: The Vipers have nine round-robin wins in their last 10 RBC preliminary games, dating back to the 2009 RBC Cup in Victoria… Rookie D Max Mowat and rookie F Zach McPhee sat out both Viper wins. Veteran F Pat McGillis is injured but listed as probable for tonight’s game... All but five Portage players hail from Manitoba.

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Vernon’s Erin Sakamoto (right) battles a Penticton Pinnacle for a loose ball Sunday at Marshall Field. goal-mouth scramble to lead 1-0 at the half. “It was unfortunate to let that one in as it was going against the flow of play,” said Hirschkorn. The Mountain Lions kept Kelowna in their end for most of the second half, with strong play from Peter Hirschkorn, Reece Schroeder and Sam Eggert on defence. In the midfield, Kersey and Wilson Stewart kept passes going up front. Kelowna clicked with less than five minutes left, scoring off a corner. Keeper Shane Pelkey

stopped several closerange shots. In U11 Boys Development action Sunday at McArthur Island Sports Centre in Kamloops, Vernon United #2 toppled Kamloops Blaze Orange 6-1 before clipping the Blaze Blue 4-3. Joe Eggert opened United’s offence versus the Orange in the seventh minute off a feed by Braydie Allan. Leon Schenker then converted a pass from Finn Plummer.

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Quick goals sink Kodiaks The two-time defending RBC champion Vipers got off to a solid start, recording goals two minutes apart by defenceman Brett Corkey and Zalewski, on the powerplay, early in the first. Robinson and Bryce Kakoske drew assists on the first goal at 4:12, and Nowick (1+2, game MVP) and Adam Thompson set up the second strike. Mario Boilard responded for the Kodiaks with a powerplay goal at 16:30, assisted by Ben Gallacher and Rylan Wiest. The Snakes took three straight minors in the second period, but worked their penalty kill to keep the same scoreline heading into the second intermission. In the Monday-night game, Jonathan Milley netted two goals just

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Norm Zittlau (#6) and Kevin Packer(#81) battle it out for first in the Formula C 200 Senior Class in the Nor-Val Rentals Karting Championship Sunday at Wesbild Centre. Zittlau finished first.

Purvis sparks victory Continued from B5

After Dan Zieske headed in an Al Betton corner to open the second half, it was all the Hansen show as the hospital chef converted a volley from Daly and then knocked in a cross by Al Murphy. The Silver Stars remained unbeaten (3-0-1) by settling for a 2-2 draw with host Salmon Arm. Kevin Cowley headed in a Rick Danyluk cross in the 20th minute from in tight to open the Stars’ offence. Salmon Arm went up 2-1 on an own goal and a marker by Dave Howes before Dennis Berg ended a scoring drought which goes back to U7 by one-timing a spinning ball 30 yards past a startled Salmon Arm keeper. Roger Irving, on a header 10 minutes in, and Mike Lloyd, with his sixth of the season 10 minutes before half time, gave Okanagan Spring Brewery a 2-1 win over Brandt’s Creek Pub. Vernon Toyota brushed back Sirius FC of Kelowna 2-1 in Okanagan Men’s 35+ Soccer League action Monday night at Rutland Field. Toyota (2-2) was relentless in their pursuit of the ball and was rewarded when defender Dan Curtis fed John Orton a beautiful through ball. Orton turned the Sirius defender inside out and ripped a shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Some 15 minutes later, Orton scored again after Iain Butler intercepted a clearing attempt and spotted Orton inside the 18. Orton turned and finished to the lower corner of the net.

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The Wayside Press Savage Bulls swept their Bantam minor baseball season-opening double header, 12-3 and 17-4 over Salmon Arm Sunday at Creekside Park. Braden Zupp started off on the mound in Game 1, allowing a one-run, second inning. The Bulls’ bats came alive in the late innings with Jeff Hiscoe, Tyler Lackin-Doyl, Keenan Jolly and Dylan Cleland supplying singles. Garner Chudyl and Kris Bouring were stellar behind the plate, Alexi Schwarts added great defence in the outfield and Clayton Bateman and Mark Trznandel were speedy on the bases. Dylan Emmons shut down the side in order in the fifth and sixth innings. Bouring homered as the Bulls bounced Salmon Arm in the second game. The Vernon Johnston Meier Meteors started their Bantam league off Sunday in Salmon Arm and used an eight-run final inning for a 17-10 win. Jordy Griffiths, Jon McIntyre and Kyle Dennis all smacked clutch singles, while Brayden Damini hit a liner up the middle, bringing in two runs. Mitchell Lukacs stroked a three-run dinger to keep the rally going. The Meteors got great bats all game from Lucas Colgan and Tyler Wiebe. Shelby Hartwig and Taylor Elliot supplied stellar pitching. A pair of Pee Wee home games at Creekside Park produced the scrappy Coldstone Creamery Canadians their first win – 15-8 over the Penticton Thunder – after a tough 13-3 loss to defending provincial champion West Kelowna. Against West Kelowna, Kaden Black, Kadyn Thomas and Tyler Droder were the only players to cross the plate for the Ron Miciuk-coached crew. Jarett Campbell led the way on the mound, pitching an excellent perfect inning of work. The Saturday afternoon matinee versus Penticton was a very different story with the Canadians jumping out to a 10-5 lead after two innings and producing 13 hits over six innings. Landon Currie, Mike Lenoury, Jacob Holland, and Campbell all enjoyed multiple-hit games with Holland hammering one to the fence for a standup, two-run double. Coldstone used seven pitchers and gave up three hits. Kyle Ciurka had the save.

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Allan sent a gorgeous 15-yard header to game MVP speedster Ben Purvis, who blasted it home to make it 3-0. Perez Vermeulen recorded United’s fourth goal on a nice cross from Chris Atkins, while Purvis buried a hard blast on a cross by Eggert, for the 5-0 goal. Vermeulen, from Schenker, completed the offence in front of Dylan Huber, who lost his shutout bid in the dying minutes. United spotted the Blaze Blue an early lead off a dandy left-footed corner goal before grabbing a 4-1 lead and surrendering two late goals. Schenker, who earned Man of the Match, showed great determination and strength when he picked off an errant clearing pass, outmuscled two defenders and went low right side, to equalize late in the opening half. Nick Mitchell celebrated his 11th birthday a day early when he took a Schenker pass and found net from 10 yards out to put United up 2-1. Vermeulen then gave United a twogoal cushion on a sensational solo effort, after a feed by Schenker. Schenker finished the Vernon offence on a nice run after taking a pass from Cody Webb. Huber recorded several huge saves and defenders Zach Agar and Aiden Rysen ran miles. “The passing and marking skills shown by these wonderful youngsters is pretty to watch,” said United coach Kevin Mitchell. “They get better by the minute.” United #1 split a pair of games with Kelowna teams in Kamloops, opening with a 2-1 win over Kelowna #2 Sunday morning.

Alex Oguunbiyi scored United’s first goal, while Braeden Cooper’s shot ended up an own goal when Kelowna`s attempt to head ball out of the zone went in their own net for the winner. Man of the Match was centre defender Owen Miller, who was a rock all game. Adam Raber and Daniel Smith were solid in net. United then bowed 3-1 to Kelowna #3 with Oguunbiyi scoring and pitbull Jarrod Latta earning Man of the Match from coach Rick Raber for fabulous defensive play. Vernon United U13 Boys, coached by Joe Gourdine and Neil Blundell, lost a 5-1 exhibition game to Prince George Sunday in Kamloops. Vernon fell behind quickly as Prince George capitalized on a penalty kick in the first 10 minutes. U United keeper Austin White guessed right and almost made a spectacular diving save but the ball slid off his fingertips into the back of the net. Prince George then pulled ahead 2-0 on a slick pass and nice finish by their big striker. Before the break, Vernon cut the score in half when Nick Klymchyk made a strong throw-in through a seam in Prince George’s defence and speedy striker Cole Benjaminsen broke through and made no mistake on his scoring opportunity. In the second half, Vernon’s defence was put under constant pressure by several through balls and the strength of Prince George’s strikers. Midfielder Dane Carriere and forward Billy Cawthorn ran miles iand stalwart defensive back Troy Atkinson had a strong game.

At 47, Brad (Fat Head) Hansen is showing no signs of pre-booking a room at Schubert Centre. The veteran, stocky midfielder pulled his first career hat trick as the Hi-Pro Sportswear Camels rallied to stuff the Big O Tire Ogopogos 6-2 in Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League play Monday night at Marshall Field #3. Standing on the sidelines with two goals already in his pocket, Hansen – named the NDP Party Man of the Match – was subbed in to take a late penalty kick and he went top shelf with authority past Paul Hunter. “It was a great night for Brad,” said Camels’ veteran playing-coach Ron Krause. “His son, Connor, was on the sidelines, and when we told Brad to take the penalty kick, Connor said: ‘My dad’s going to get a hat trick.’” Big O grabbed an early 2-0 lead as Rueben Cervantes clicked on an incredible 25-yard free kick over the Camels’ wall and past keeper Dave Dutcher to the top right corner under the bar. Cervantes clicked again with a low far corner shot before Gord Howard put a ball off the post and in after a mad scramble which saw Hunter make two saves, Big O clear the ball off the line once and the Camels strike the post twice. Rookie Mike Daly buried a penalty kick to equalize just before the half for the 3-1 Camels.

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The Home Building Centre invites teams and individuals to join in its fifth annual golf tournament to benefit the North Okanagan Hospice Society. The ladies-only tournament, with some men from the Home Building Centre helping on the sidelines, usually has more than 100 women out for a day of golf and dinner. The tournament, just for fun for golfers of all levels, takes place May 27 at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. The $100 registration fee includes golf, dinner and goody bags. There will also be a silent auction. “We are so pleased that Home Building Centre is doing the golf tournament for us again this year,” said Valerie Blundell, with the Hospice Society. “They are great supporters of Hospice, and we appreciate how much work goes into organizing this type of event.” The society is a charitable organization providing quality end-of-life care. It provides hospice palliative care programs and services at Hospice House and in communities throughout the North Okanagan. The Home Building Centre Golf Tournament has raised more than $102,500 for the Hospice Society in the past five years. For more information and registration (by May 22), please call Daphne Coleman at 250545-5384 (ext. 101).

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A cake fit for royalty other’s Day in Canada is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and this year it falls as early as is possible, on May 7. There is no one on this earth who has known you longer than your mother, no one who has had more influence on shaping your life, and for by far the majority of us, no one who loves us more than our mother. Mothering Cathi Litzenberger is the most important and most difficult job in the world and sadly, is probably the least recognized as such in today’s societies. Let’s honour our mothers this Sunday; in prayer if she’s passed, in person if possible, or with a telephone call or Skype if she’s far away. Cards, flowers and candy are an extra touch but, for most moms it’s those words of endearment, the “I love you’s” that are most treasured; they are true sentiments from the heart. Today I have two wonderful recipes for you to make for Mom. The first is Prince William’s chocolate biscuit cake (altered slightly) courtesy of Darren McGrady from his cookbook Eating Royally. The second a strawberry cream cake that is sure to be a hit with moms everywhere. Chocolate Biscuit Cake 1/2 tsp. butter, for greasing 8 oz. Rich Tea biscuits 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar 4 oz. dark chocolate, for cake 1 egg

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1/4 cup sugar 6 oz. raspberries 1/2 cup strawberry jam Frosting: 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup icing sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Line bottoms with wax paper. Grease paper and flour pans, tapping out excess flour. Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt into small bowl. Combine milk and vanilla in glass measuring cup. In bowl, with electric mixer on low speed, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar. With mixer on medium, beat butter mixture 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until well-blended. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in thirds, alternating with milk mixture, just until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Place pans on wire racks and cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides and invert cakes onto rack to cool completely. Filling: Combine strawberries and sugar in large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and juices form. Gently stir in raspberries. Frosting: In large bowl, with mixer on high, beat frosting ingredients until stiff. Peel waxed paper off cake layers. Spread one layer with 1/4 cup of jam. Spoon 1-1/2 cups berry mixture over jam, spreading evenly. Spread with 3/4 cup of the frosting. Top with second cake layer. Spread with remaining jam. Frost cake. Serve cake with remaining berry mixture.

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Thirty one clubs representing 230 swimmers from across British Columbia and the rest of Canada participated in a successful B.C. Masters Swimming Championships last month at Kelowna’s H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre. Hosted by Okanagan Masters Swim Club (OMSC), the threeday event saw 66 age group short-course swimming records shattered. These consisted of one World Record, 29 Canadian, 35 B.C. and one Alberta record. Sarah MacDonald of Victoria Masters set a world record for the 50m freestyle, in a time of 27.81 seconds. OMSC was well-represented with records set by Hella Versfeld (three Canadian and three B.C.) and Mike McIntire (three Canadian and five B.C.), both from Vernon. Cathy Sheehan of Penticton set two Canadian and two B.C. records. Kelowna’s Carmelle Guidi-Swan set two B.C. records. To crown the host club’s achievements, OMSC also won the Masters Swimming Association of British Columbia (MSABC) trophy as the team that earned the most points during the meet. Of the 230 swimmers, the youngest was 19, the oldest was 92. Vernon was represented by the following racers: Chantal Dyck,

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Laura Medcalf swims in the 50 fly as part of a relay in the 30 to 34 age category at the B.C. Masters Swimming Championships in Kelowna last month. five Gold, one Silver, one Bronze in the 40 to 44 age category; Gary Hurry, two Gold, three Silver, four Bronze in the 55 to 58 category; Laura Medcalf, seven Gold, two Silver, 30 to 34 category; Mike McIntyre, eight Gold, two Silver, 55 to 59 category, where he set new provincial records; Marion Roberts, three Gold, three Silver, 75 to 79 age category; Hella Versfeld, seven Gold, two Silver, 60 to 64 category, where she set new Canadian records in the 1500 free and the 200 free; and Kees Versfeld, three Silver and one Bronze in the 60 to 64 category The record-breaking achievements were even more impressive in that they were set without

benefit of the controversial “super suits.” International swimming federation FINA ruled in 2009 that “no swimmer shall be permitted to use or wear any device or swimsuit that may aid his speed, buoyancy or endurance during a competition.” Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd officially opened the event, supported by the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and MLA for KelownaMission. Shepherd also announced the 2012 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships to be held in Kelowna in May next year. This national event will be capped

at 600 swimmers and will again be hosted by OMSC, in association with Wine Country Masters and Westside Thunder Masters Swim Club. “An event like this would not be possible without volunteers and great support from the City of Kelowna and the staff at the H20 Adventure and Fitness Centre,” said Jeanette Hoft, OMSC communications director. “The volunteer planning committee put in several hundred hours to make the 2011 Provincials an enjoyable and memorable experience for swimmers, guests and officials. “We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, and the whole

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had a call from a fellow who was having trouble with clematis. He moved here from the Coast and planted a variety he had grown there. At the Coast, they do not suffer any frost damage and the A-group do very well. In the Interior, when winter damage has taken its toll and you prune down the stems and new growth appears, it does not bloom on new growth. In the Interior of B.C., the C-group can be cut down to the base and they Fred Lyall will bloom on new wood. There is a C-variety that puts out a dark blue blossom that can be seen in many yards at its best, but in late June to early July. When you plant a clematis, find a spot that avoids the afternoon sun, and cover the root area with peat moss to hold moisture and help keep the root cool. They do like even moisture. The Forsythia shrubs are blooming, so it will

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soon be time to take a good look at how the plant is growing. If it is an older plant, the centre stems should be removed to encourage new growth off the root. Any new growth you encourage this year will bloom next spring. They produce most of the blooms on the lower part of the plant. One fellow that does a lot of work in this area says to keep them down to about four feet high. Okanagan Gardens and Roses meets May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. A good program is assured. A representative from Communities in Bloom will give us an interesting presentation. Don’t miss this meeting! Visitors are always welcome. The opening day at the farmers’ market was greeted with a real downpour of rain. One member showed me a small device he is selling to encourage the Blue Orchard Bee to rest in your orchard. This is a wild bee that works at lower temperatures than the honey bee, so may be a much more effective pollinator. Nick Kicey has all the details — talk to him at the farmers’ market.

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When Vernon teens are thirsty, getting a glass of water is as simple as turning on a tap. In Kenya, teen girls are responsible for carrying water from the river, which may be several miles away. To help raise awareness of water issues in Kenya, Vernon secondary school students are taking part in a Water Walk-a-Thon Thursday. It’s all part of an upcoming trip students are making to Kenya in August to help build a school with Free the Children, which empowers children in North America to take action to improve the lives of fellow children overseas. Teacher Susan Egan is organizing

the trip to Kenya, through the Global Action program. “The water isn’t purified, and can cause illness. As well, girls who spend their days carrying water can’t go to school,” she said. “We are raising money for clean water, medicine and economic initiatives to help families so their children can go to school.” The Water Walk-a-thon starts at 2:30 p.m., with students walking from VSS to Kal Lake, filling up a four-litre milk container, and then hiking back up the hill to the school. Donations can be made at VSS, tax receipts are available for donations of more than $10. Call 250-545-0701.

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Sound-Splash brings their energetic sound to a fundraiser for Camp Hurlburt, May 14 at Trinity United Church. The band fuses funk, rock, reggae, blues, folk and jazz to create their own distinctive blend. Other local musicians playing the event include Dave Hesketh, Henry Piovesan and guests, Sorella and Kal School Choir.

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Poets of all ages are invited to submit their work to this year’s poetry contest sponsored by the Vernon Mood Disorders Society. This year, the theme is “open,” and all poems will be printed in an anthology to be published in September. Submissions will be judged by a panel of three creative writers from the mental health community, with the best work awarded a prize of $50

along with a framed certificate. Deadline for submission is July 1. Poems should be sent to the Peer Support Office, Canadian Mental Health Association, 3100-28th Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1W3. The first poem should be accompanied by a fee of $5, with additional poems by a fee of $1 each to defray the cost of keyboarding, printing and binding. For more information, call 250542-6155

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diversity. We believe in encouraging awareness through interaction and reflection within our natural surroundings. We believe in smiles.” Tickets to the fundraiser are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $50 for a family of four. Tickets for entertainment only will be at the door for $10. Tickets available at the Bean Scene and Trinity United Church office, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. For more information or to contribute an item for the silent auction, please call Lori or Paul at 250-545-3151 or L15PROSS@telus.net.

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Kitchen providing the sauces for the pasta, Red Robin hosting the salad bar and Sweet Caroline’s providing the buns.” More than 50 items are up for bidding at the silent auction, donated by local businesses and artisans. Doors open at 5 p.m., supper is at 6 p.m., entertainment begins around 7 p.m. Paul and Lori’s three children all attended Camp Hurlburt and have fond memories of their time there. “All of the feedback that we hear from the counsellors and the teachers that meet the kids have said it’s a great place to learn, to grow,” said Paul. “It’s very much a community camp.” Hurlburt offers a variety of camps that are organized according to age group, providing experiences such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, music, drama, camp fires and arts and crafts. The camp’s creed sums it up: “We believe in creating a community built on respecting and honouring each other’s

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Community Calendar MAY 4

Feature Event: Quilts in the Coldstream V takes place May 14

THE NORTH OKANAGAN NATURALIST CLUB MEETS May 4 at 7:30 p.m., Vernon Lodge Ball Room #2. Don Gayton will speak on BC Grasslands Ecologies and Challenges. FINDING MY WAY: GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a grief support group, running for eight consecutive weeks starting May 4. Participants will be able to attend either a day or evening program. Participants will be introduced to the definitions of grief and mourning; discuss ways that grief affects people differently; and identify ways of getting through a time of loss and transition. Pre-registration is required. Call Leigh at 250-503-1800, ext. 200. LIVING WELL DRIVING WELL WORKSHOP BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation hosts this practical workshop for mature drivers May 4 and again May 11, 10 a.m. to noon, both days, Schubert Centre. Assess your driving skills and habits. Update your knowledge of vehicle safety features and road regulations. Register early! Space limited. Pre-register by calling 250-550k-7840. 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. FRIENDS OF THE VERNON MUSEUM present The Many Ways to Paint a Bird Red or Colouration in Birds through Evolution. Guest speaker will be Jocelyn Hudon, curator of Ornithology at Royal Alberta Museum. He has studied pigment use and evolution of plumage colouration in birds. May 5, Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m., presentation 7 p.m. Admission $5. VERNON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Join the crowd at the Vernon Curling Rink May 5 at 3 p.m. when the Vernon Friends of the Library hold their 20th annual book sale. Choose from thousands of books, everything from children’s books to fiction, non-fiction, videos, and CD’s. Something for everyone! The sale is open from 3 to 9 on Thursday, 9 to 9 on Friday, 9 to 4 on Saturday and 11 to 3 Sunday, May 8. Call 250-549- 1466 for more info. about the greatest recycling event in the North Okanagan. 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 Start new year with a song. 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. Call 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 first and third Wednesday of each month, Schubert Centre for networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, buffet lunch noon to 1 p.m. Members, $14; non-members, $20. VWIB offers networking opportunities and inspires, educates and motivates women to be the best they can in their business and personal lives. 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

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MAY 5 WATER WALK-A-THON May 5, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Vernon secondary school students walking from VSS to Kal Lake, filling up a milk container, then hiking back up the hill to the school. This is a fundraiser, and students asking for pledges and donations, and as well we hope to raise awareness about water issues in Kenya. We are raising money for clean water, medicine, and economic initiatives to help families so their children can go to school. As well, we are travelling to Kenya in August to help build a school with Free the Children. Donations can be made at VSS; 250-545-0701. Tax receipts are available for donations for the village over $10. VERNON FARMERS’ MARKET Friendly vendors offer best of local field and hothouse produce, plants, baking, crafts, artistic pursuits and entertainment. This year’s market promises to be one of the best ever! Still featuring tons of easy, free parking, the market is directly behind Wesbild Centre off 43rd Ave, with sales every Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon. Freshness is back, and so is your healthy lifestyle! For more info. on buying or vending, contact mediashop@shaw.ca 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 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 250-546-3963. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 LUMBY Fun darts every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Bingo every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. 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. 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. VERNON TOASTMASTERS inviting individuals to come out Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. for some socializing and practice impromptu speaking (if you want ), Holiday Inn Vernon. For information, call Serle at 250-542-5161. 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 www.vssq.org 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. 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 Okan. chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon first Thursday of every month, 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. More info., call John at 250558-7707, Glen at 250-546-3252 or e-mail damzerr@telus.net. PREGNANT? NEED ASSISTANCE? Information, counselling, layettes provided. Call 545-5520 for an appointment or visit Vernon Prolife office at 3105C-31st Ave., on a Thursday morning. NEW HOPE FOR WIDOWS & WIDOWERS COFFEE TIME Weekly coffee at the New Hope office, Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Our office and resource centre is in the People Place, room #004, coffee time will take place in #003. Come and join us at 3402 - 27th Ave, Vernon, or call 250-545-6004 for more information. VERNON AND DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We have a lostand-found cat registry. If you have found a cat, or your cat has gone missing, please call Margaret at 542-3980 with a description of the cat and we will do our best to help. The registry is anonymous, if you wish, we only require information about the cat. FREE LEGAL DROP-IN CLINIC Every Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m., room 303, the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Open to all, regardless of financial circumstances, volunteer lawyers provide up to 15 minutes of basic advice on legal issues. For more information or to make an appointment, call Colleen Hoople, Specialized Victim Assistance, at 542-3322 or Wynn Hartfelder, Outreach, at 542-1185. TOPS GROUP MEETS THURSDAYS St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 to join and $5 monthly fee. For more information, call Marlyn at 545-8124. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage, Thursdays at 2 p.m. We are always looking for more players, so join the fun with a member and ask how you can become a member of the legion as well! The Legion closes at 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

LUMBY UCW MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH AND BAKE SALE The ladies of Lumby United Church Women are holding their annual event May 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lumby United Church Hall (corner Park Ave. and Vernon St./Highway 6). Treat your mom to tasty homemade lunch of soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage for $5/person (seniors $4.50, extra soup 50 cents). And maybe even treat yourself and/or her to goodies from the bake table. VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GARDEN FAIR Annual Garden Fair May 7 in Polson Park. We are asking for donations of clean useable items for our white elephant table. Please check your home for unwanted: dishes, knick knacks, planters, costume jewelry, children’s toys, children’s books, gardening books (no other books please). Please fill a box to donate. We do not want: sports equipment, electronic equipment of any kind or clothing. For pick-up or where to deliver please contact Connie at 250-5455595 or Sharon at 250-542-1322. TRINITY UNITED CHURCH UCW SPRING TEA May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Tea and bake sale, plant sale, white elephant sale, vendors’ tables. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

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hese days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can be caught without a social media presence. So it surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone. “Tele-town halls” were first deployed here by B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott. He got such big participation that Kevin Falcon’s deep-pocketed campaign quickly followed suit. Premier Christy Clark is doing one tonight for her Vancouver byelection run. Falcon, the reluctant finance minister, is using the same method to ask for options on the harmonized sales tax. In between hockey games over the next week, folks having dinner will be getting calls with a recorded message inviting them to tell him what he should do with the HST. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before extending such an offer to the general public. What he got at his first one in Surrey was 27,000 people who stayed on the line for an average of 16 minutes, hundreds who queued up to ask questions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discussion with real people. I listened in to the first one hosted by Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom, where 5,900 residents of the Peace River region stuck around for an average 21 minutes to hear why he quit the B.C. Liberals over the HST, and then went back. That region and East Kootenay will be the toughest sell for the B.C. government’s mail-in referendum in June. There were annoyed people. One man called it the “ripoff tax” that applies to groceries. Lekstrom politely noted that basic groceries are exempt from GST and HST. A farmer said it’s on top of the carbon tax, which falls harder on people who put up

with cold weather and spent little time poring long driving distances. over media accounts of Another said the HST, but cross-border unlike the stale shopping to and spin-heavy Alberta has debate that become even resumed in the more popuB.C. legislature lar. last week, they It was were direct, refreshpolite and willing to hear ing to listen. real people Tom Fletcher Falcon describe their reported a situations and concerns. similar experience after Most had apparently 90 minutes of questions

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in Surrey. Suggestions included dropping the HST by a point (estimated cost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, on things like gym memberships or bike helmets. Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions, partly because the politicians took up too much time with introductions and smooth talk like “that’s a great question!” The

town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, lowincome people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a significant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising

patient callers were asked to leave messages for follow-up. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda. Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning,

the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com Twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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News Scientists collect cancer data

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Black Press

UBC Human Kinetics assistant professor Neil Eves and Master of Science student Graeme Koelwyn are conducting research that examines the heart and blood vessel function in breast cancer survivors who have received anthracycline chemotherapy. “In breast cancer, specifically, an increasing number of people are surviving because treatments are getting better and doctors are catching it earlier,” says Koelwyn. “But due to the nature of these treatments there may also be a growing number of people who experience post-treatment complications.” Anthracyclines are some of the most effective anti-cancer treatments developed, but they potentially produce secondary effects in some patients. “It is well known that anthracycline chemotherapy may affect the heart during or after treatment, but we have a minimal understanding of how it affects the blood vessels or the relationship the blood vessels have to the heart,” says Eves, an exercise physiologist.

“If we can better understand this, we can potentially help breast cancer survivors live longer, healthier lives.” Working with Dr. Susan Ellard of the B.C. Cancer Agency, Eves and Koelwyn will be collecting data over the next few months by conducting measurements of blood vessel and heart function at rest and during exercise in individuals who previously received anthracycline chemotherapy after being diagnosed for breast cancer. The research team will examine the behaviour of blood vessels and how they may affect heart function in these breast cancer survivors, and compare the findings to people of the same age who have not been affected by cancer. Their hope is to identify whether any earlier changes in blood vessel function that may be related to receiving anthracyline treatment can be detected before more potentially major changes in heart function occur. If there is a connection, the research may help predict cardiovascular risks in breast cancer survivors before any problems or complications occur.

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Catherine (Kay) Wing

Helen Deis (nee Dresser) Helen was born in Scott, SK on June 20, 1930. She passed away Easter Sunday evening, April 24, 2011 at the North Okanagan Hospice House in Vernon. Helen was predeceased by her husband George, to whom she was married for 53 years, grandson Jeremiah Mitchell, sisters Kay Wing, Marie Schweitzer and brothers Gus, Tom and Frank Dresser. She is survived by her son Gerald (Maureen) Deis, daughters Darlene (Terry) Dawe and Tammy Mitchell, grandchildren Melody (Mark) Boutet, Jessica (Steve) Boutet, and Melissa (Kevin) Joy and great grandson Theo Joy. She is also survived by sisters Ann Sander, Margaret Flahr and Barbara Fawell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was devoted to her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. Helen and George met in Kelowna in 1949, married in 1950 and later moved to Lumby in 1959. Helen worked at the Lumby Bowling Alley for many years and was well known as an Avon representative in the area. After George passed, she continued their Saturday supper tradition at the Pagoda Inn. She loved to play games (bingo, cards and especially marbles), was passionate about bargain hunting and antique collecting, and was known as something of a terror on the garage sale circuit. She was well known for her green thumb and for looking out for her many “adopted” kids and grandkids over the years. Never known to sit still for very long, Helen had a very active social life and a strong sense of community pride and spirit. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, OAP and the Legion and loved to participate in community events in both Lumby and Cherryville. Helen helped to found the Lumby Youth Center in the 1970’s. She was a ¿rm supporter of local business, voting and keeping Whitevale Elementary School open. She sincerely believed that more services and care programs are needed to better support and take care of our seniors. The Memorial Mass is to be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lumby, BC (2133 Gencaird Street); luncheon to follow at the Whitevalley Community Hall. In lieu of Àowers, donations can be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society or to the Cancer Society in memory of Helen. Arrangements entrusted to the Vernon Funeral Home; luncheon donated by the OAP. Special thanks to the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the NOHS for taking such good care of Helen and keeping her comfortable during her last days. We miss you Grandma.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of

Gregory Orton

More and more each day we miss you friends may think the wound is healed But they little know the sorrow living within our hearts concealed.

On May 5, 20 years ago, we lost you at a tender age of 16. We can only dream of what your life would have been like. You are so deeply and sadly missed, but lovingly remembered every day.

All our Love, Frank & Family

Love dad, mom, sister Pamela and niece Makayla

Obituaries

(nee Dresser)

Kay passed away on April 5, 2011 at the age of 95 years in Vernon, where she has lived for the last 6 years. She is pre-deceased by husbands George Wing, Leo Labossiere and Lionel Labossiere. Kay was born in Topeka, Kansas on March 8, 1916. She grew up in Revenue, SK and later moved to Kelowna, BC. After marrying husband George they moved to Watson, SK where they owned a restaurant. After his passing, she moved to New Westminster, BC where she worked for Sears until retirement. Kay loved to travel, play bingo and socialize at the Schubert Centre in Vernon. She was also very talented at knitting and crocheting and loved to make items for the family. She is survived by her sisters Ann Sander, Margaret Flahr and Barbara Fawell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Kay requested that no service be held for her, but we would like to remember her at the Memorial Mass for her sister Helen Deis on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lumby, BC (2133 Gencaird Street). In lieu of Àowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society in memory of Kay.

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Obituaries

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EHRSTIEN, Beatrice Lyda It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Beatrice Lyda Ehrstien on April 30, 2011 in Vernon, BC. There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Cherryville Community Hall (158 North Fork Road). 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.

KATERINA LYSAK

We regret to announce the death at Creekside Landing on May 1, 2011, of Katerina Lysak at the age of 91 years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 5, at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with interment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250-542-4333.

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Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE hiring. Train for high paying aviation maintenance career. FAA approved program.Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783

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 RT 73 - 25 St & 39 Ave Available ASAP

COLDSTREAM RT 208 - Cactus Dr & Primrose Dr Available May 13

CITY RT 100 - 27 St & 37 Ave Available May 13

COLDSTREAM RT 207 - Kalamalka Rd & Aberdeen Rd Available May 13

COLDSTREAM RT 207 - Kalamalka Rd & Creek Dr Available May 13

contact Donna TuesdayFriday, 250-550-7901 for more info Education/Trade Schools

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 – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Farm Workers

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FARM WORKERS for thinning, picking, pruning. $9.28/hr up to 50 hrs/wk. June 26 to Oct 15. Contact DAVE BRAR. 15544 Old Mission Rd, Oyama, BC. (250)766-3745

Help Wanted

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires fulltime journeyman Automotive Technicians. fax: 250-8325314. Email: mikeg@salmonarmgm.com Breakfast Cook, P/T, experienced, weekends. Drop resume in person @ 9172 Kalamalka Rd. Friesens Countrytyme Gardens.

A Fine Kettle o’ Fish is looking for experienced cooks, front-counter deli servers, kitchen clean-up. Drop resume at 3408 31st Avenue, Vernon.

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

CALL 250-860-9480

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

TRAVEL CONSULTANT

• Full/and or part-time travel consultant for a well established travel office • The successful candidate should possess a minimum of two years agency experience • We offer competitive salary & bonus incentives Please forward resume to Morning Star, Box #15 c/o The Morning Star.

GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT F/T EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Apply in person with resume after 4:00pm to 3006-28TH Ave. Vernon

ALEXANDER’S BEACH PUB

BUSINESS AND administration trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. Busy Local Landscape construction company, looking for experienced foreman/ lead hands, block layers, irrigation installers, mini excavator/bobcat operators, wage neg. based on experience. Reply to screaminreels@hotmail.com Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & USA. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability need apply. Dedicated tractors, paid drops & direct deposit, no phone calls please Fax resume 250-546-0600 CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103. DAR-CAR TRUCKING Ltd. is now hiring log & gravel truck drivers & buncher, skidder & processor operators. Please fax resume 403-638-4378 or call 403-638-3645 or email: conlog@telusplanet.net. Experienced Breakfast Cook needed full time. Also weekend hostess. Please apply in person at Diner on Six 2511 Highway 6.

Classifieds Work!

Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 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 Horse Training facility requires an Assistant. Duties are feeding, stall cleaning, barn clean up, grooming, saddling. Must have experience with horses. Supply references. 1bdrm apartment included in wage. Reply to Box #2 C/o The Morning Star, 4407-25 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. Permanent part-time, 4-6 hours per day, starting at 6am. must have own vehicle. Lot clean up and weeding. starting wage $11.00 per hour. For more info contact John 250869-1625 between 9am-4pm.

We are growing...

EXPERIENCED COOKS NEEDED to compliment our great kitchen. Apply by fax to 250-558-0626 or email matilec@bostonpizza.com or find us in the construction zone at Boston Pizza

OPENING SOON!

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED GUTTER INSTALLER Valid Drivers License. Competitive hourly and piecework rates. Apply in person to 6230 Pleasant Valley Road Or fax resume to 250-558-3933

Last Frontier Heliskiing Ltd. requires an experienced bookkeeper, to begin immediately for their head office in Vernon. A thorough knowledge of full-cycle accounting, proficiency with Microsoft Office products, & attention to detail is required. Completion of or registration in a recognized accounting program as well as previous experience with MYOB would be an asset. Responsibilities will include A/P, A/R, payroll, monthly reconciliations & preparation of year end working papers. The position is part time with the possibility of full time employment during our busy ski season. Salary will depend upon education & experience. For further information about our company go to our website at www.lastfrontierheli.com. Interested applicants should email their resumes to sally@lastfrontierheli.com before May 6, 2011. Looking for mature, well grounded person looking for a permanent part-time professional position within our total wellness detox and weight loss studio. Reception duties, answering phones, booking appointments, product knowledge and sales will be required. Training in all other areas will come with time. Check out our website www.healthyinsights.ca to see what we are all about and if this is really something for you. Please respond in person with resume @ Healthy Insights 3006 30th ave Vernon BC. Require Careaid who lives in Vernon to work in private residence, female / non-smoker need only respond. (250)5585148, Fax: 250-558-5285 REQUIRED: TJ HD Mechanics for Southern Interior Road Maintenance Company’s Lillooet location. Fax resume to (250)374-4114 or email joannam@dawcon.com. For further info. www.interiorroads.com.

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

ROWING/ Paddling Assistant Vernon- No experience - full training provided 30-35 hrs $400/week May9-Sep.Great work cond. Suited to students returning to studies-Lisa 250 938 7769

Skidder operator in the Vernon area. No less than 5 years experience. Resume to mibar@ telus.net Stuck On Designs, a growing print and customized clothing shop, is currently seeking an experienced full time designer. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Must be able to work with clients, meet deadlines, multi task and function well in a team environment. stuckon@citytel.net or fax 250-624-6160 Working 4th Class Engineer with maintenance experience needed for processing plant. Applicant needs to be able to work unsupervised. Bring resume to Colonial Farms 3830 Okanagan Street, Armstong, between 8am & noon. (250)546-3008.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOKS needed immed. with min. 3-5 years experience in AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE. Knowledge of Jaliscostyle cuisine an asset. Must be organized & work well under pressure. $17/hour, 40 hrs per week,+ gratuities. Fax res with ref’s to (250)492-5617 e-mail thevallartagrill@shaw.

Labourers Seeking experienced Traffic Control Person with valid BC ticket. Fax 1-250-767-2507 or email employment @allsafetraffic.com.

ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilfield construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 Farm workers needed at Bagry Bros. Orchards Ltd. 317 French Rd, Vernon, June-25Oct 8. 250-542-2136.

• •

ing of day to day construction operations including personnel and equipment delegation. Demonstrate and develop a positive relationship with all staff, owners and subcontractors. Knowledge of all aspects of WCB and Ministry of Mines Regulations. Ensure all safety values are met or exceeded.

Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to: civilminingcontractor@yahoo.ca Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Licensed Trailer Mechanic or Commercial Transport Mechanic with BC Inspection Certificate. Full time with benefit package. $27.50/hr. Fax Resume to 250-545-0683

Work Wanted A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, YARD CARE & PRESSURE WASHING.Paul 250-550-4256 DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449 Handymen: Repairs, Reno’s, Painting, Window Cleaning, pressure washing, yard work, dump runs... 250-550-9099

Help Wanted

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

Services

Alterations/ Dressmaking SEWING and ALTERATIONS. In Lavington and Coldstream area. 250-999-1504 or 778475-3335.

Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892

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

small ads

BIG RESULTS the classifieds

250-550-7900

Help Wanted

Medical/Dental MOA required 2 days a week in busy physicians office in Lumby. Fax resume to 250545-3603.

Help Wanted

CARRINGTON PLACE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE requires an experienced mature part time / casual server. Must be able to work weekends and evenings. Current criminal record check required. Drop off or fax resume to Karen Smith, Food Services Manager at 250-545-5793.

Growing, progressive and well established Coquitlam based LTL carrier hiring a P/T Branch Clerk required at our Vernon Terminal for a 1:00pm start time. Must have excellent data entry and typing skills, good command of the English language, and a strong attention to detail. Preference given to those candidates with previous experience in the transportation industry. Please fax resume with cover letter to 604-472-2136 Attn: HR Administrator or email to hrfrt@telus.net

LINE/PREP COOKS

Minimum 3 years experience, serious applicants only apply. Apply with resume in person to 12408 Kal Lake Rd., Vernon Attn: Glen NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

Employment

Now Hiring! Accounting Clerk - Maternity Cover Aesthetician Dishwasher Nail Technician Registered Massage Therapist Stylist Apply on line at www.predatorridge.com

Royal Volkswagen Growth oriented Okanagan Valley dealership requires a career-minded individual to join our team as an

AUTOMOTIVE SALESPERSON Full-time

Part-Time Sales Associate HOT TUB TECHNICIAN REQUIRED

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Far West is looking for a mature, responsible part-time sales associate. Ideal candidate must love the outdoors and be passionate about sales and customer service. Sales experience strongly preferred. This position is weekends only to start with possibility of additional hours.

Please email a resume to bpardell@bhleisure.com or fax to 250-542-4109

Please drop off resume at 2900 48th Ave.

• Experience required • Must be mechanically inclined • Must enjoy working outdoors and indoors • Must have good customer service skills • Must have clean Driver’s Abstract • Part time and fill in • Competitive wage package offered

Interested in making a career move? Royal Volkswagen offers $500 per sold vehicle, performance incentives, benefits and a 21st century automotive work environment. You must be prepared to join our exceptional team with the expectation of selling a minimum of 10 vehicles per month. Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to jmledet@royalvolks.com.


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION BILL’S HOME REPAIR • Painting (Exterior & Interior) • Decks, Plumbing, Fencing NO JOB TOO SMALL • SINCE 1992

503-4606 • 558-3352 billshomerepair@hotmail.com

House Washing

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

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

starting at $

15000

We do Painting too!

250-550-8519

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

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

Morgan@547-6646

550-4535

Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding, Fascia, Soffits,

Local Westside Rd References

250-317-6260 Kelly Hinger

HANDYMAN

HANDS Renovations & Repairs

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

DIRECT APPLIANCE

TIM 250-307-8772

Over 25 years experience.

Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

3D

Cleaning Services

* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Tannis 250-558-8552 tannismorrison@gmail.com

ANGICOLE BOOKKEEPING

Residential & Commercial • Licensed & Insured Cleaning with Integrity & Diligence! atwood.bernice@gmail.com

angicole_bookkeeping@hotmail.com

Specializing in Small Businesses

250-545-8294

• Siding • Soffit

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

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

Nu-Look Homeworks Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

GUTTERS

Brighter Outlook

• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Soffits • Exterior Painting

window cleaning Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson

CONCRETE

EXCAVATING

( 250 ) 542-4492

FENCING

“All Your Concrete Needs”

Tazz’s Concrete • Foundations • Concrete Floors • Driveways • Retaining Walls • Sidewalks/Curbs • Suspended Slabs

• Framing • Siding/Roofing Hardi Plank/Vinyl • Decks/Patios • Renos Complete • Post & Beam

Phone: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268 back filling post pounding general excavation demolition landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub & brush removal driveway prep rock walls hauling Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy • Email: gordiek@telus.net • Cell: 250-308-7373

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

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

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

Protect Your Property with the effective and virtually invisible

R. I. P. Mudjacking

& Underpinning Ltd.

pool decks and house foundations

250-550-7900

LTD.

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

• Lift sunken sidewalks, slabs, stairs,

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

Phone: 778-475-5578

“FREE ESTIMATES”

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE

1-800-88-HANDY

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

250.306.2679

Let Us Do It 4 You Cleaning

1-250-808-0200 or 250-558-5650

WINDOW CLEANING

250-550-7900

BOOKKEEPING

s!CCOUNTSPAYABLERECEIVABLE s0AYROLLs9EARENDCLOSING s"ANKRECONCILIATION s"USINESSANALYZINGFORPROlT MARGINS s3MALLBUSINESSMANAGEMENT

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

GEORGE SIMMONS

250-307-3760

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

RENOVATING & PAINTING

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

WINDOW CLEANERS • Homes • Commercial • Construction Clean • Water Stain Removal VVERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA

CLEANING

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

WHITESTONE

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

ELECTRICAL

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

Since 1982

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

250-309-1380 • directappliance@hotmail.ca

ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

549-0202

Major Appliance In Home Service

Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care Quality Work Guaranteed

(250)

Construction

Over 25 years experience

Lonestar Custom Carpentry

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

250-542-8368 (Home)

SIDING

Concrete

Taping/Drywall/Finishing Textured Ceilings New or Additions

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

Ralph Blackwood

Gutter Cleaning & Repair

Kelly’s Construction

JOB JAR

Honest Renovations

• Form and place new sidewalks,

patios, driveways

!Free Estimates!

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

Add-On Deer Fence Easy to install Weather resistant Animal friendly Affordable

www.deerstop.ca H&G Metal Works

250-306-5206


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

250-542-2599 250-540-3484

CRANE SERVICES

CCS

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

549-0115

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

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

308-9783 549-5140

DRYWALL

CONCRETE CUTTING/BREAKING

DAVIES DRYWALL

Interior CONCRETE CUTTING & CORING SERVICES

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

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

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

STUCCO

“EXTERIOR’S ONLY�

Rainbow City Painters

Wall Sawing Slab Sawing Core Drilling Cutouts for Windows & Doors Serving the Interior of BC

1 - 877 - 475 - 8700

EXTERIOR WOOD RESTORATION

EXTERIORWOOD RESTORATION Bringing wood back to it’s original state.

SOLID STAIN - SEMI TRAN - WEATHERED - WATER DAMAGE DECKS - FENCES - CEDAR SIDING - LOG HOMES Work Guaranteed • WCB • Free Estimates

250-542-1347

SPECIALIZING IN EXTERIOR FINISHES

HARDI - BOARD - STUCCO - CEDAR - VINYL - DECKS & FENCES All work guaranteed • Free Estimates • Serving Vernon since 1990 Ask us about our 5 year warranty - Get my quote and compare

250-542-1347

CARWAY STUCCO

PRESSURE WASHING

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

SPECIALTY TRAILERS

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900

DUMP TRAILERS 5,000 & 10,000 lb. SPECIALTY TRAILER RENTALS 250-545-3238

Ph: 307-0387 FOR ALL YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS

You Belong

HERE!

ROOFING Glendale RooďŹ ng & Renovations

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

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

Door & Window

Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193

Home Repairs

CONTACT

Dave - (250) 309 0206

LANDSCAPING

BOOKING NOW:

250-545-7818

• Design • Installation • Maintenance

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

VERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342

BELONG

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

“Making Green Space YOUR Space�

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

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

250-550-7900

www.outdooraspects.com

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA

YOU

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

- WE CANwindow DO IT!� $70 per

558-3507 THE LAWNMOWER Strata MAN Residential, & Commercial

QUESTIONS?

“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS

LAWN MOWING Retired guy looking to keep busy. Reasonable rates for weekly or one time work. Call Warren 250-545-2298 or 250-306-3395

WINDOWS & DOORS

Enoch

Seniors Discount - Free Estimates

LAWN MOWING

Ask for a FREE Quote! HOT • COLD • STEAM • GRAFFITI REMOVAL Ph: 250-308-7940 www.mobilepressurewash.ca

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

250-550-7900

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care

* Residential * Commercial * Strata “Improving Your Property One Visit at a Time�

Call or email jan for a Free Estimate

Garden Maintenance & Design

Women with 10 yrs Horticultural Experience

250-549-4242

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

CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT

Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener

DOWN-TO-EARTH

LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE

NO JOB TOO SMALL

mazerjan@hotmail.com

250-550-5386

NAGY LANDSCAPING

WEEKLY LAWN MAINTENANCE, TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL, HEDGE TRIMMING, WEED CONTROL, YARD CLEANUP, LANDSCAPE RENEWALS, LANDSCAPING Licenced & Insured

250-547-2429 • 250-306-9896

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

250-308-8910

BLUEMACESMS Lawn Care, Hedges, & Yard Clean-Up. Fully Insured. Vernon/Armstrong.

250-550-6593

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

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

250-550-7900


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Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Financial Services

Tree Services

Antiques / Vintage

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.

Certified climber will safely remove danger trees Fruit tree and hedge pruning Clean up done right! Professional service at great rates 250-5589030 Tired of mowing around or looking at those unsightly stumps? For affordable, stump removal call 250-804-6073

South Okanagan Silver Buyer Top Payouts for silver coins, bars and bullion. Also Buying scrap sterling and gold. Visit my website for current payouts www.sosbuyer.ca 778-931-0558

Pets & Livestock

#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.

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal. 100% free information booklet. 1-8Now-Pardon 1-866-972-7366. Speak with a specialist, no obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. 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

Countertops

Feed & Hay 2nd cut grass hay, small square bales, $7/bale. 250838-6725 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. HAY FOR SALE, easy access. Call (250)545-1817 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Rye round bale sileage, approx 1000lbs per bale, 17 % protein, $50 a bale. 250-5468079.

Small ads, BIG deals! Lessons/Training Dog Obedience, Agility and Flyball starting in mid-May. Carol 250-545-5269 spaniels@telus.net

Livestock MILLER HYLINE PULLETS Brown egg layers avail now. 9 weeks old $7.50 each. 250546-6608

Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

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

Phone (250) 545-7535

Fencing

Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 9th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Perm loving home for wonderful cockatoo needed. Some requirements nec. 250-275-4783 Shih-Tzu / Bichon puppies, 3 females, $250 each. 10 weeks old (250)835-8616 Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763

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 runs and yard maintenance, reasonable rates, seniors discounts. Call Doug for free estimate 250-503-6870.

Landscaping BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery included on orders over 30 yards. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-838-6630. LOCALLY Grown Pyramid Emerald Cedars 6’-7’ $20. 8’ + $30. Many other Junipers & shrubs. Ph: 250-542-6004

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

Painting & Decorating Renew the beauty and value of your home this summer with College Pro Painters! We have 40 years of experience and we specialize in exterior siding and stucco. All jobs are fully insured and come with a 2 year warranty. CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE! 250-3099754 or 1-800-32-PAINT

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. DUMPRUNZ Fast, courteous service, yard waste, household junk or ? 250-307-9449 JUNK REMOVAL We haul it all. Call anytime. Ray 250-307-0837.

www.vernonanimalcare.com

WESTY pups 4 mon old, excellent conformation and natures, champion lines $1200, call for details T:250-335-443 highrollery@gmail.com

WESTY PUPS 4 mon old, excellent conformation and natures, champion lines $1200, call for details T:250-335-443 highrollery@gmail.com WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

Appliances

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991 Custom built Camperette, 8’Lx7’Wx4.75’H, self loader & boat racks $500.; Annex wood burning stove ideal for cabin $300. (250)542-9691 DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced to clear - Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170. Free executive office desk, new, 250-503-5454. HOT TUB covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca.

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

Auctions

Auctions

Small ads, BIG deals!

1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1 per board, approx. 500 boards to lift. Bucket & backend grapel for a 310 John Deer backhoe, excellent condition, $2500. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. 250-545-4653 4 metal padded stacking chairs. All for $25.Phillashafe cordless razor. $25. 250-5453175. 5 42”x65” office panel screens with 2 work surfaces & 4 shelves, $100. TEC-MA 1400 electronic cash register, $100. 3 metal cash drawers, $25 each. Misc. office organizers. (250)546-3724 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. Black swivel picture/cassette holder, like new, $25. 20” Panasonic TV, great cond. $75 obo. 250-545-5192 lv/msg Brada portable dishwasher and portable Noma air conditioner/dehumidifier/fan. Both in new condition. asking $200. for each. Call (250) 260-7726 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING SALE Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1800-668-5422. Child bike trailer. Holds 2 kids comfortably, up to 100lbs. New condition. $50. 250-2608997

Computer Services

Computer Services

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

Call Dodds Auction 250-545-3259

Ron Marchand

the Video Man

832-3320

Services

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Building Supplies Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices. www.glaluminumpatiocovers.com Steel Buildings. 30x40, 50x100 - Others. Time to Buy Now at Old Price. Prices going up! www.sunwardsteel.com Source# 1JS 800-964-8335

Firearms KAMLOOPS GUN SHOW: This weekend, April 30 & May 1, meet Chris from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. T-Sat 10-6 250-762-7575.

Free Items Free pickup, aluminum, windows, wire, pipe from reno’s & batteries. 1-250-717-0581

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

Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 King size solid pine bed frame. C/w bookshelf headboard, 6 drawer base unit $50. 250-558-5382 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 White modern kitchen table & 4 chrs, exc. cond. $125. obo. 250-545-5192 or 308-9465

Garden Equipment 2 Gas Lawnmowers $80. & $100. Trimmer/Mower TroyBilt $200. (250)260-5819

Medical Supplies Like new single electric medical bed. Asking $600 obo. 250-545-1588, 250-546-8957 SHOPRIDER Scooters & Power Chairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers & ramps, new & used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,

Misc. for Sale

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

1/2 Price 12.3 laminate 1000s/f, underlayment included. Will install. 250-260-8511 3/4 size bed, good condition, $50. (250)545-8224

Livestock

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868

MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Copies for gifts!

videoman@sunwave.net 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks. Save 64% on the Family Value Collection. Now only $49.99 Plus three free gifts and right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. Order today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or OmahaSteaks.com/family23 1984 Circle J 2 horse straight haul trailer, $2900 obo. Kubota T1460 lawn tractor with grass catcher, $1700 obo. 250-5462108 evenings. 2 window canopies in fibreglass, light weight,white, wide, 6’ long, good cond. $25.obo. 250-275-0995.

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110

Kitchen cabinets & counter top for sale, sink incl. Good cond. Good for cabin or suite. $250 for all. (250)375-2590 Must Sell: Washer & dryer, futon, curio cabinet, deep freezer. 250-260-2662 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 NEWCAN COINS & CURRENCY, buying & selling coins & bank notes & gold & silver bullion. For more info see Misc Wanted. (250)838-0100 New Tub - large 71”Lengthx 36”Widex21”Deep. Paid $600 Sell $300 obo. (250)804-6872 Nice trampoline, smaller w/ safety net.$90. Ca tamarin sailboat, w/trailer. $900. 250540-8277.

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

MACHINERY SALE th Saturday, May 7 9:00 am

Consignments accepted until 3 pm Friday, May 6th Park n’ Ride available - Follow the signs

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

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.

903 Raffan Rd, Armstrong, B.C.

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

542-8620

Landscaping

Landscaping

TOPSOIL CLEAROUT

$

20

CUBIC YARD DELIVERED 6 yards or more 10K radius of Vernon

250-558-8822 or 250-542-9394 While supplies last

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

4620-23rd Street

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

SPRING HOURS

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

Merchandise for Sale

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

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

250-546-9420

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

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.

NEXT REGULAR SALE THURS., MAY 5 MACHINERY SALE SAT., MAY 7TH 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

s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY MAY 4 • 6:00 P.M.

AUCTION

R.C.M.P. RECOVERED ITEMS Dodds Will Auction a Huge Selection of RCMP Recovery, Plus

Other Items. Tools, Jewellery, Electronics Partial List Includes: 6 Chainsaws, Makita Gas Cut Off Saw, Compound Miter Saws, 3 Makita Circ Saws, Makita-Bosch-DeWalt Cordless Tool Sets, Air Nailers, Bandsaw, Tool Kits, Battery Charger, Work Lights, Gas Weed Cutters, Elec Winch, Pressure Washers, Impac Guns, 1/2” Drills, Jig Saws, Sanders, Hole Hang, Glass Handler, Tires, Lawnmowers, Outboard Motors, Ladders, Heaters & More. Electronics & Misc: Car Stereo’s, Car Amps, PSP, VHF Radio, Car Deck With 8” Screen, HP Office Jet Printer Fax, Cameras, Lap-Top, Wireless System Analyzer, Ext HD, Sony 52” LCD TV With Stand, Shaw HD Terminal & PVR Expander, Spotting Scope, GPS, 16 Snowboards, Water Skiis, Snow Skiis, Golf Clubs, Fishing Rods & Reels, Foos Ball Table & More. Jewellery: Gold & Diamond Rings, Sterling Silver, Pin & Broches, Coins, Paper Money & More. Furniture: Sofa & Love Seat, Coffee & End Tables, Round Dining Table & 4 Chairs, King Size Bed, Large Wall Shelf Unit, 3 PC Bedroom Suite, Leather Sofa, Framed Bateman, Side Board & File, Rattan Table & Chairs, Log Bed Frame, Stereos, Speakers, Wall Units, Plus Much More.

www.doddsauction.com ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

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, May 4, 2011 - The Morning Star B27

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

PANDORA CHARM clearance Save 80%. sterling silver charms as low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Chamilia,Troll. Major Internet retailer. Log on to save www.NewDreamz.net 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 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT Scooter, electric, used one summer, gas saver, exc. cond. $850. (250)545-2440 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

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 800755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

Spacious & vacant Easthill 3bdrm rancher w/ private pool & patio area exc. location close to town & schools $357,000 call 250-307-1512 w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26504

Misc. Wanted

For Sale By Owner

NEWCAN Coins & Currency Buying & selling rare coins & currency, gold & silver bullion for over 30 years. We pay strong prices for your bullion coins & even more for scarce collectors coins & bank notes. Do NOT clean collectables in any way. 250-838-0100. WANTED… Good Quality Records; LPs or 45s, 195070s Rock, R&B or Soul. Call Jim 250-938-7727 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

3+1-bdrm, DT, media rm, new kitchen, 3 bath, finished bsmt, $225,000. (250)558-4722

Sporting Goods KAMLOOPS GUN SHOW: This weekend, April 30 & May 1, meet Chris from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. T-Sat 10-6 250-762-7575. THE SPORTS STORE... WANTS to sell your, hunting, fishing, motocross, BMX, GREAT rates. 4412 27th Street, Look for the big ORANGE sign, 778-475-5997

Tools 2’-0” paper sheer, cuts also light sheet metal,$100. Floor jack,$35, 250 amp ac welder,$100. smoker.$45 250-5468938.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. BIG BEAUTIFUL Arizona land $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. One hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed financing, no credit checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 sunsiteslandrush.com

Business for Sale Campground Established Vernon Area, Health Reasons 8.5 acres, 2bdrm apt., store, cabin, 40 sites, great potential. $900,000. (250)545-2798

Beautiful Home in Bella Vista, above OK Lake, built in ‘05. okhomeseller.com #26599 Immediately - 4bdrm townhouse, centrally located, term neg., small d/p. 250-542-0060. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 Ready now! 1100 sf townhouse; open plan, 2 BR, lovely patio, garage and extra parking. View phase 7 Camarillo plan at www.sonomapines. com Below developer’s price. $299,900 Call 250-768-2277 or 250-486-8181

Houses For Sale

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties

399,900

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

******* 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 LINES OR LESS (approx 10-12 words) $17.36 INCLUDES TAX

House for Sale

Includes 2 garage sale signs Please remove your garage sale signs after the sale. $1.95 per extra line

26th St. @ 32nd Ave

Early Birds welcome! VERNON: 325 Howards Rd 1.5kms South of Predator Ridge. Follow signs. Large garage Sale.

Proceeds to Medical Clinic in Africa. NEW queen box spring, and Frigidaire convection microwave. Quality goods.

May 7-8, 8-4.

www.countrysidemanufacturedhomes.com 1969, 2 BEDROOM Country Estate, 12’ x 60’ mobile home, located in Falkland. Must be moved. $6,000/obo. (250)379-6899 2010 Park Model Clearance 61K OBO 250-495-4650 jim@somhomes.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. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com

Mortgages

EAST HILL

(Incls in-law-suite)

1604 - 31 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

Rentals

1903 - 31A Street

Apt/Condo for Rent

A beautiful one bedroom suite is now available at The Victorian. All meals, utilities, housekeeping and heavy laundry included in rent. Vacancies rare so don’t wait! (3306 22nd Street) 250-545-0470 www.victorianvernon.com

Level Entry -

Park near your Door 2 bdrm + office + dining room. Large bright corner unit, patio on lawn, in unit laundry. Mature adult, NS, NP property. $835. 250-309-2000

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

2 - 1 BEDROOM Cozy 1 bedroom apt. close to all amenities. N/P.

610/month.

$

$325,000

250-542-7723

Call 250-309-2565

Commercial/ Industrial

st

250-545-7251

or rent to own

5 Bedroom

Seniors Building

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Retirement Residence

2 houses at Turtle Mountain starting at $399,000. Call Bruce 403-305-3663

Rototiller, A/C, garden, household & much more.

832-6699

(250)

250-549-7258

DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 2PM

LUMBY 1968 Haller St., Fri, Sat, & Sun. May 6,7 & 8

Home & Lot Packages

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

$

Adult building Available June 1 1 Prime top 4th floor 1 bdrm suite, F/S, DW, AC, appliances and 24 hour access to restaurant, swimming pool 250-260-1162 Best location for Great living

www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

250-558-4795 GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY STARTS APRIL 8th/2011

Mobile Homes & Parks

NORTHLAND PROPERTIES

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

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

250-558-9696

MORRIS MANOR 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

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

Houses For Sale

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

One bedroom $600 in adult building. Suitable for one mature person. Sorry, no pets / parties or drugs. Call to view 250-558-5020

2bdrm avail June 1, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood flrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail immed. 250260-5870 2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, insuite laundry h/u. $850/mo. 1 month free rent or $400 grocery voucher! 250-549-0440.

Commercial/ Industrial

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

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 condo,w/d,a/c,covered parking, storage unit, clean, quiet and priced to sell. $135,000. 250-550-4963 1bdrm, overlooking Vernon Golf Club, W/D, D/W, A/C, $800/mo. +util. (250)3061936 1bed & 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. Starts at $685. 250-550-4069 2bdrm 1bath apt NS, close to D/T, sm. pet ok, $900 +hydro. Avail June 1st. 250-307-6174 2bdrm, 1 bath, close to amenities, laundry avail, small pet okay, F/S/AC, R.R. Contact 8am-8pm.$800 + util. 250306-8252 250-545-8252 www.rentinvernon.com 2 Bdrm; 1 Bath; F/S; DW & AC. Very well kept in secured adult only building. Underground parking On site laundry. Avail immediately. $750 250-549-1679 or 250-550-6991 2bdrm, 2bath, 55+, downtown, fully furn, 5 app, n/s, n/p, util incl $950. 250-545-7586. 2BDRM, 2bath condo, nicely finished, f/s, w/d, a/c, d/w, avail imm $900/mon n/s, n/p. 250-503-6002.

AVAIL. 2 bdrm, 900/mo. Reno’d cov park. 1/2 block to bus. VERNON 250-558-5131

Houses For Sale

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

ENDERBY Condo 1 bdrm newly renovated. In suite laundry and dishwasher. Ac unit available. Level entry, perfect for seniors. Small pets ok. (no large dogs) $750 + UT $375 DD. Please call or text Bryan for viewing. 250-833-2734.

LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Luxury 3bdrm, 3.5bath 1/2 duplex, Lwr East Hill. Walk to town. Low main yard. $1200/ mo + utils. 250-542-5902 Near Walmart, furnished studio apt. upstairs, w/office space downstairs, ns, np, RR, $750/mo. 250-308-2412 NEW, 2bdrm, downtown Vernon, $1050/mo incl all appl., A/C, W/D, Secured heated U/G parking. Call Mel 604-936-8513, 604-816-9835 NEWLY RENOVATED with ceramic & laminate, Enderby, 1 & 2 bdrm apartments. 250-308-9299

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

Rent Incentive Available: Arlington/Embers/Century Manor & Rickford Manor - 1 & 2 bdrm, NP, NS, close to Bus/Shopping/Schubert Centre - Clean and Well Maintained, 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. now, $900. 250-260-0067 Silver Star, furnished studio, May1 Monthly to Nov30. $650 util/incl. NS/NP 250-542-7084. Updated central 2bdrm condo, in-suite w/d, top floor, view, $875/mo. RR. ONE MONTH FREE! 604-727-1518 VERNON, BRAND NEW! Large 2 BR, 2 Bath CONDO for RENT in Vernon, secure heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W/D avail. $1130/month. Call Melissa at 250-545-2834. maracondos@gmail.com

Commercial/ Industrial 2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 2400 sq ft packing house for lease or rent. 1200 sq ft cold storage and 1200 sq ft open storage. situated in orchard setting in Summerland, $600/mo utilities extra. Please call Lance @ 250-558-5732 or email odean@telus.net

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/Retail space in busy Spallumcheen Industrial Park, 600-1100sq.ft avail. immed. 250-549-0141 Office for rent, busy location, $400/mo + HST, 500sq.ft incl/util. 5005 24 St. 2nd floor, Call Susan (250)542-5728 Plaza 43, 4300 Block on 27th St, Vernon. Small retail or office space. Excellent street exposure on major intersection. Complex fully occupied with onsite restaurant and lots of parking. Call 250-542-2060, leave message.

Duplex / 4 Plex

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

250-549-0665 1/2 duplex, 2bdrm up $795 +util. laundry, close to school, lots of prkg, small workshop. Avail. now. 250-306-0864 1 bdrm,lrge quiet 4-plex, w/d hook-up, walk to town, no dogs. Cat ok.$775 util incl 250-542-4310, 250-308-9738. 2 Bdrm, 4-plex, laundry, $750 +utilities NEW N/S, small dog okay, fenced yard. Available Immediately. 250-545-7644 or 550-5832 2 Bdrm, 4-plex, laundry, $750 +utilities NEW N/S, small dog okay, fenced yard. Available Immediately. 250-545-7644 or 550-5832

2bdrm, large, adult oriented, cat/smoking ok, Avail now. $800 +1/2 util 250-558-0551 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1100/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm, 2bath, family rm, avail. now. ns, np, n/parties, RR. $1100/mo. 250-549-2338 3bdrm duplex, $900/mo. f/s incl., fenced yard, avail May 1. 250-545-9191. 3 Units for rent 2-4 bdrm $800.-$1000./mo. short/long term, View at www.arttales.ca or call Sean 250-306-0959 FAIRLY New Duplex. 3 Bdrm, 2 Baths, Attached garage, fenced big yard and a shed, lot of parking. Close to school and park. $1200 Call 250-503-7642 E-mail: MANN2494@GMAIL.COM FOUR BEDROOM duplex East Hill. Includes W/D, F/S. $1050.00/month plus utilities. NS. NP. Available June 1st. 1250-309-4671. Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. Mission Hill, 1/2 duplex, reno’d, very good cond, 3bdrm up, 1 1/2 bath, basement w/ 2bdrm suite, close to school, avail June 1. $1600 + util. 250307-3886 or 250-542-0527. New Reno 2bdrm, close to downtown, $875./mo + hydro. Call Matt @ 250-306-9385

Homes for Rent 01/June, 3bdrm, Westside Rd, private beach, up/low deck, great view. 250-542-0060. $1000/MO, 3BR (3901 32nd St), 250-545-6706 $1000/MO, 3BR (3901 32nd St), 250-545-6706

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Rentals Homes for Rent VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon MIDDLETON 2 bdrm, very private condo, F.S., A/C, W.D. Available Immed. $800/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. ADULT ORIENTED Bachelor apt., F.S., A/C, onsite laundry, summer swimming pool, covered parking. Available June 1. $525/mo. + util. Sorry, NS, NP.

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250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite in complex. Shared washrooms, all utilities incl. cable TV. $550 • 1 bdrm apartment on top floor in city centre (Mountain View). Renovated, balcony, inbuilding laundry, wall A/C unit, parking stall, does not incl hydro. $650. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

• 2 bdrm above ground suite in Alexis Park. Just renovated, F&S, shared laundry, yard, parking, utilities incl. $925 or $825 for single person vernonhomes.ca/forrent

• 4 bdrm 2½ bath home in Bella Vista. In-law kitchenette setup downstairs, yard, carport, 2 fireplaces, older home in good shape. $1,350. 1bdrm house, Lavington, 4 appl., 250-542-9419. 1bdrm, Lavington, F/S, use of barn & acreage,suitable for 2 horses, 250-309-5956. 1bdrm on Kal Lake, adult oriented, N/S N/P avail immed, $1350/mo. 250-545-8914

1-Fantastic 4bdrm Silver Star chalet Superb fully furnished & equipped. Avail immed-Oct 31. $990/mo. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1-250-661-9914 1-Fantastic 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, avail immed-Oct 31. $990/mo 1-250-661-9914 ianaheath@yahoo.ca 2bdrm home, in Grindrod, lrg yard, shed, $850pm $425 D.D. Pay own utilities., Phone after 5pm 250-540-3455 2bdrm, idyllic country setting outside Lumby. $1200/mo + utils. June 15. 250-547-6567. 3bdrm executive top floor & partial bottom floor, fenced backyard, u/g sprinklers, AC, single car garage, shed, garden, hardwood floors, F/S, DW, W/D, 2 full ensuites, cat ok, NS, quiet professional, long term, $1200/mo. 250835-0057. Avail May 1. 5bdrm, East Hill, f/s, dw, w/d, large yard, n/s. Avail immed. $1500 + utils. (250)308-4940

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Lower East Hill deluxe 1bdrm, private entrance., utils & carport incl. RR/DD, N/S, N/P. $750/mo. 250-558-9656 New 2bdrm East Hill, n/s, n/p. $950 incl. util’s cable & internet, laundry hook/up.avail. May 1st.250-558-3430. New, large 2 bd ste on Middleton. Prvt entry, shr w/d.Quiet, N/S, small pet negot. DD and RR. $925/mo. Avail May 1st. (250) 545-5991. New level entry, 1bdrm basement suite, n/p, n/s, Bella Vista area. $600. 250-503-7883. REDUCED RENT Upper Coldstream One Bdrm, New appl, DBL parking, sauna. Util inc. Safe. Quiet. Clean. No Pets NS, $750/month DD /Ref 250 542 2144 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, $825. 250-542-0743

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Homes for Rent 3bdrm executive top floor & partial bottom floor, fenced backyard, u/g sprinklers, AC, single car garage, shed, garden, hardwood floors, F/S, DW, W/D, 2 full ensuites, cat ok, NS, quiet professional, long term, $1200/mo. 250517-9333. Avail May 1. 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 250-869-9788 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath fully furnished house at Silver Star, $1200/month plus utilities.Also 1 Bedroom plus Alcove fully furnished lower suite, $750/month plus utilities. Available May 1st to October 31st. n/s, n/p.250-545-4764 or email s2ross@telus.net. 4bdrm reno’d, dwntwn Vernon by creek, sunroom, vaulted ceiling. W/D, F/S, D/W. 2.5bath, elect. heat. N/S, cats ok. Avail June.1. $1200+utils. 250-938-8242 5-BDRM, 2-bath, South Vernon, quiet cul-de-sac, n/s, n/p, incl, f/s, w/d, $1200 + util 250307-3586. 5bdrm, 2 bath, upper floor of house.$1,000. 2bdrm, 1 bath, basement suite, $800. Or rent whole house for $1600. 250838-6630. 5bdrm hse w/2 kitchens. Lwr Mission Hill avail immed $1400+utils 250-545-7512 eve A daylight suite, 2bdrm, lrg private yard, Bella Vista area. 250-542-8990. Beautiful new home for rent in Winfield, 3bdrm +den, 2bath, f/p, w/d, f/s, a/c, ns, np, $1675 util/incl. 250-550-4096 Bella Vista, 4bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, garage, f/s, 2 f/p, n/s, n/p, $1300. Avail May 1st. 250-838-9657 Coldstream Estates 2300sqft, 3bdrm up, lower level walkout bsmn’t w/2bdrm inlaw suite, 2decks, beautiful view, $1700 NS/NP. 250-260-3630. Older large 4bdrm, South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1600 util. extra. avail. May 1. 250-545-8443, 250-307-4948 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

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View, shared laundry, internet, heat, elec. included. Good parking, separate entrance. NO smokers, no pets, single person only. Rent: $625/mo. 250.558.8728, leave message 1bdrm, Avail now, East Hill, 1 person only, 5-appl., util., cable & internet, ns, np, $750 250-558-4670 1 BDRM bsmt suite, priv ent,1 bath,in suite W/D, incl util, cable & wifi, share fence yrd, parking, pets ok, near transit & walking distance to town, N/S, avail immed, $850 mo. Call 250-542-5791. 1bdrm daylight, n/s, n/p, single prof preferred. $750 util incl.,250-558-0883. 1-Bdrm, East Hill. Bright, new, sep. entrance. Single person preferred. F/S, DW, laundry, F/P, $750. incl util, cable, internet, security. NS, NP, DD. Ref. (250)542-7671 1 BDRM East Hill bright walkout bsmt, priv. entr., incl util, cable & internet, shared w/d, close to golf course, parks, n/s, n/p Avail now $750 250309-8788 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $800 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1bdrm Middleton, bright, ns, np, 1 person, $750 incl/util. Avail.now. 250-309-8712 1 bdrm, nice & bright, 1200sqft, priv ent, laundry & yard. Avail June 1. Pets neg. $900 utils incl. 250-938-1471 1bdrm, sep/entr, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS WD sat/TV util/incl $750. 545-6090 1bdrm walk out bsmnt suite on private Coldstream acreage, cat ok, n/s, w/d, f/p incl util. $750. 250-308-8138. 1 Bedroom basement suite, ground level, nice yard, close to park and school. $700 Call 250-503-7642 E-mail: MANN2494@GMAIL.COM 1-PERSON, 2-BDRM, bright, clean, quiet, private, daylight, suite, own f/s, w/d, n/s, no/dogs, May 1st. $750+ 1/2 util. 250-542-0825. 2bdrm East Hill newly reno’d. daylight lvl entry, ns, np, w/d, f/s, 1car garage, avail. now $875. incl/util. 250-542-8831 2-bdrm East Hill,storage, sep. entry & laundry, reno’d, ns/np, $875/mo incl. util/cable. July 1. RR/DD 250-938-8983 2-bdrm, private level entry, BX area, updated bright & clean, N/S, N/P, RR/DD, avail. June 1, laundry/util. incl. $950./mo. 250-558-9656 2bdrm, priv/entry, s/s appl, W/D, A/C, hw floors, close to Kin beach, n/p, n/s, $850/mo. (250)835-0057

1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Furn’d rm in lrg hse, 7min. to Vernon. 15min. to Silver Star. Pool & fitness rm. $450/mo incl/util 250-503-8018 Furnished bdrm in executive lakeside home, util., cable & wireless internet incl. shared laundry & kitchen, priv. bathroom, $500/mo 250-545-4718. Furnish room for rent, $400$425 plus d/d. Includes all utilities & cable. 250-550-4740

2bdrm + storage rm, newly reno’d, daylight suite, rural setting, lakeview, n/s, n/p. incl/util cable, internet, laundry, $850. Avail. May 1. 250-306-9590 2 Bedrooms basement suite, ground level, new floors, close to park and school. $800 Call 250-503-7642 E-mail MANN2494@GMAIL.COM 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, adult oriented util/incl. $1000/mo. 250-545-8191 40th Ave, large bright, updated, 2 bdrm, new bath, great location, avail May.1st. $800 incl util. 250-260-4403. Armstrong 1bdrm, $625/mo. incl. util. + shared laundry. np, ns, Ref’s. (250)546-9919 COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1 bath suite in executive home with pool. Avail May 1st.Lrge walkout suite, sep ent, patio, g/f, a/c, bi vac, shared laundry room, parking. Close to bus, schools & Kal Lake, n/s, n/p. $950 pm. RR. 250-549-3090.

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Senior Assisted Living SUITES FROM $1025/MO. 3 home cooked meals daily. Includes utils. 250-545-3351 Silver Springs Residence.

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*Houses and Furnished Accommodation* 4 bdrm 2.5 bath Armstrong townhouse $1375+util 8-2655 PV Road Appl incl avail now 4 bdrm 3.5 bath home with suite $1475+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 5 bdrm 2 bath renovated OK Landing home $1700+util 7491 Longacre Dr Appl incl Avail June 5 bdrm 2 bath Armstrong home $1400+util 3825 Highland Park Dr FR, ST, incl. Avail May CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: d-williams@shaw.ca See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon

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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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Townhouses 3 Bedroom Townhouse, End Unit with private fenced area. f/s/d, w/d, Carport, n/s, on bus route. $1050.00/month utilities not included. Avail. June 1st 250-545-4577 or bruntona@telus.net.

3bdrm, 1.5bath, affordable, clean, small pet ok. $875 incls water, sewer, garbage & recycling, but does not incl utils. (250)550-6600 3 bdrm, centrally located, back yard, potential home office. 250-542-0060. CLEAN 3bdrm, 1.5bath in HARWOOD. F/P, skylight, laminate, fresh decor. F/S, W/D, DW. $1175+part utilities. N/S. (Pix on Castanet) 250938-2911 FULLY RENO’D 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Family friendly complex, close to schools & shopping. N/S; N/P; F/S; W/D; DW. Available immediately. $950/mth. Call 250-549-1679 OR 250- 550-6991

Cars - Domestic 1986 Olds, V6, auto, buckets & mags. Runs well. $500. (250)545-0110 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. PS, PB, P door locks. Sr driven. 174KM. Exc condition, runs great. 4cyl, sips gas. Call Erv @ (250)542-7462. $2200. 2001 Ford Taurus SE, auto. $3000. 250-558-0466 or 250308-2731 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

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1979 Dodge Dakota Sport, 4x4, new brakes, tires & trans $1500. obo. 250-549-9166. 1986 GMC PU 4wh dr, 3/4T. 150,000KM, original, 5000lbs. Winch. Exc cond. 1989 5w 22.5ft, 70amp solar panel, very clean, good cond. Sale as unit. Asking $10,500. (250)545-1728 1987 Ford 14’ cube van. Good 6.9L DIESEL. 301K. NEW RAD. $2900 obo 250546-0452 eves 1988 Chev Van, fule injection, trailer hitch, very good shape. $1400. obo (250)309-6381 1991 Dodge Cummins Diesel, reg cab, 189,000 kms,1 (250)547-6334 1991 Dodge diesel, auto, 3/4 ton, $1200. 250-503-7883. 1994 Chev Astro 4 wheel drive, $1350. Good cond. 250540-8277. 1995 Mercury Villager $1295 obo. 250-938-4099 1999 F350 Lariat 7.3 CC LB molded running boards, great shape. $10K. (250)549-4113 1999 GMC 2500, 4x4, extended cab, 3 door. $6500. 250308-9821. 2000 2500 Silverado, 4x4, Loaded. 187,000miles. $9000. 250-545-6490, 250-540-8344 2000 Chev Astro Van, good cond, tools racks, ladder racks, 140k. Good rubber. $5000. 250-545-8728 2003 Windstar van, sport model, mint cond. 82,000KM. $7,200 obo. 250-260-1180 2004 Ford Freestar SE, 167,000 km, remote starter, stereo, with DVD, 2nd row buckets, rear stow n go great cond. $4900. Call Cole for more info 250-833-2637. Wanted: Refrigerated van. Call 250-938-2868

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ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, Honda installed trailer package. Meticulously maintained. $19,000. Located in Nelson B.C. Call

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5th wheel rails & sliding goose L shaped jockey tank. 85gals + tool box. (250)549-4113 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245

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2006 Honda Pilot EX-L

92 Miata, 221,000 kms, yellow, well maintained & babied,car runs & looks great. $5,000. Must sell! 558-1432.

1975 MGB, great cond., hard & soft top. No rust, $6900. 250-541-0782, 250-309-5627 1983 SL Mercedes Benz 380 conv, 2 tops, new tires, shocks,exc haust, excond, $14,000 OBO.250 -503 -3144. 1986 Honda Prelude Great cond,lost license $500.obo 778-475-2867 Vernon 1990 Honda Accord, 4dr, auto, lady driven, n/s,235kms, good cond. $1400. 250-307-8787 1994 Mazda 4dr Sunroof, runs good. Possible trany issues. $750. 250-804-2738 lv mess 1998 GT V8, auto, Mustang convertible, Lazer red, blk leather int, 45,000 original km’s. No haggle firm price. $9,900. 250-545-4899. 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2.0 Litre turbo, black, p/w, p/l, sunroof, leather, Tokico suspension. $4,000. 250-308-8660. 1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, auto, 155,000kms, new winters, cd $5,500.(250)542-5048 2002 Volvo S60 T5, fully loaded, 160kms, 300hp intake exhaust, custom brakes, Chrome summer rims and tires & Winter rims and tires, $10,000 obo. Must See! 250938-2868 2003 NISSAN 350Z. Silver. 72,000 km. Loaded. $22,000 obo. 250-503-6199 2010 Elantra Touring. White, new condition. $14,900. (250)306-6262

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Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 CASH! Free Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. With or without papers 250-938-6777

1998 Honda CRV, Auto, AWD, ABS keyless entry. Elec. windows. Tow bar, remote brake sys. Ready to tow behind RV. $8750. (250)549-3182

Suites, Upper 1Month FREE rent with long term rental- 1bdrm level entry $750. BX area, large yard, covered patio, immaculate, laundry, utils incl. N/S, N/P. 250-804-0531 3bdrm, 1.5bath, private laundry, central a/c, ns, np, close to all amenities, $1150 util/incl. ref’s req. 250-308-8845 Adult building/ Bach. apt. $500. Large 1bdrm $600. Quiet, n/p, n/s please, prkg, large yard, close to downtown, call after 6pm 250-938-1144 Downtown 1bdrm, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util/incl. $800, avail. May 1. (250)260-3196 NEWLY reno’d 3bd, 2bth upper, attchd 2 car garage, West Kelowna (Smith Creek) 5mins from town centre. Quiet alcove cul-de-sac in hillside provides country like environment. Large, fenced backyard, pets ok, family oriented neighborhood, 5appl, NS. $1200+ utils. 250-878-6529

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OFFICE SPACE On one of Vernon’s busiest streets. High visibility, terrific exposure. New, with all services installed. Ready to move in. Low maintenance, excellent street parking. Approx. 580 sq. ft. All office furniture available.

2002 Vulcan 800 Classic, great condition, 19,500 km, $4,500. c/w windshield, crash bars, foot boards. (250)5458094 or 250--308-8484 2006 Yamaha Royal Star, cruiser, chrome extras, exc cond. balance of warranty. $9,995. It’s time. 250-5455412. 2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic. 7000km. Show room condition. $16,800. (250)503-0259 Collectors Items. 1986 Honda Shadow, 1100 cc, great cond, 34,000kms. 250-545-4653 or 250-308-0977

Recreational/Sale 1984 Class A Pace Arrow 30 ft motorhome. Sleeps 6, 3 awnings.New laminate, h/w tank, shower fixtures, water pump, A/C and Fantastic Fan. Clean and ready to go.$8500.00. Phone 250-549-2307 leave message. 1989 Ford Econoline camper van. 6cyl, fridge/stove, furnace 125,000km. Exc overall condition. $4500 obo. 250-549-5131 1994 Palomino by Vanguard, clean 8’ camper, pop top, f/s, furnace, 1owner 250-260-3950 1997 - 27’ Travel Mate fifth wheel including hitch and tripod. Rear bunks in separate room, a/c,microwave, outside shower,awning, tandem axle, good condition. $9500. 250549-4875 2002 Coleman YUMA tent Trailer $5500. 8.5ft sleeps 6 mint cond. 250-860-1877 2002 Titanium 5th wheel with 2005 GMC 3/4T 4x4 Duromax. Ph (778)475-2541 2005 Jayco Jay Flight, 25 ft with slide, exc. shape. $13,950. (250)260-3545 2008 Forest River Puma 245RKS 25’ 8” Fifth Wheel, Dinette slide, surround sound, oak interior, queen bed, 2 swivelling chairs, 30,000 btu furnace. $15,000 obo. Call Ray at (250)550-5602 For Sale or trade on house as down payment- 2006 38’ Terry Quantum Fleetwood. 4 slide outs, 2 f/p, 2 tv’s, satellite. Also 2000 Freightliner, 6spd, auto, 230hp, 40” sleeper w/new rubber, used 3 times. Selling due to death in family. $90,000. Open to best offer. (250)8380153 Package- 2004 Ford 350 Lariat dually, 4wheel drive, fully equipped for towing 5th wheel, like new. 26,700km. Extras fuel tank/ tool box. 2011 Chaparral 5th wheel 27ft, 1slide, loaded. Used twice. (250)545-0944 SKYLINE 1986 21ft Special Edition Travel Trailer Hitch and go, with dependability. Fully loaded, $6995 obo. 5410704.

Utility Trailers 6x8 trailer, totally refurbished, 2’ removable sides, 12” wheels, exc. for quads, sleds & moving. $750 250-545-2663 Trailers for Sale. Cargo* Utility* Dump Box* Hi-Deck* Flat Deck* Atv/Sled. BC CARGO TRAILERS 1-866-546-5899

Boats 10’ car top flat bottom, Prince Craft, great shape. $500. 250549-0403. 14’ aluminum boat on trailer. 18hp mercury outboard. (250)260-3950

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Should I use an exotic wood or local wood for my kitchen?

Most production cabinet company’s offer a limited choice of woods due to the availability of matching moldings, veneers and specialty items. Whether the wood is local to the geographic area or not has no real advantage over an imported species as the wood is generally climatized before milling and construction. The exotic species such as Lyptus, Bamboo, Acacia, Purple Heart just to name a few will most likely on be available through a custom supplier such as Kekuli Bay. The advantage of these is having a kitchen with unique features that are very rare to the industry and that your neighbors most likely will not have. The exotics have such unique features that your kitchen can really stand out and come alive with a look and feel second to none. More and more people are experimenting with woods generally unused by the standard cabinet manufacturer. If your tastes desire the unique ask your designer what options you have with available wood species, you may be amazed what is on the menu….

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We’ve seen just about every type of business card there is, ones with way too much information, some with too little or vague information, ones that are different shapes. Here’s what we recommend: - Be consistent with the rest of your marketing materials - Only include contact information that YOUR customers would most likely use to reach you - If using a photo – get one taken by a professional photographer - If using a unique size, consider where your clients keep the cards (wallet, business card holders) - Have your cards professionally printed - Business cards are often a First impression piece, have them professionally printed to ensure a high quality print, proper ink saturation and clean cut trim So... if you’re fretting too much about your business card instead of working on your company give us a shout, we can help. We’ll even take care of the print coordination so that you can do what you do best!

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Agency is explained in the “Working with a Realtor” brochure that your Realtor will go through in detail with you. By signing this brochure, you, the client is NOT bound to the realtor. It is a signed disclosure that the client has had their rights in the Agency Relationship explained to them as well as the Realtors obligations and responsibilities to the client in this relationship. The Agency Relationship between a Client and their Realtor is as follows: • Undivided loyalty. The brokerage must protect the principle negotiating position at all times, and disclose all known facts which may affect or influence the principal’s decision. • To obey all lawful instructions of the principal. • An obligation to keep the confidences of the principal. • To exercise reasonable care and skill in performing all assigned duties. • To account for all money and property placed in a brokerage’s hands while acting for the principal. Email your Real Estate Questions to hayley@century21executives.com

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Many of us juggle countless responsibilities and wear several hats. The challenge can be daunting to figure out how best to prioritize our time. With the correct time management this can be achieved. The secret is to develop new daily routines and actually schedule yourself for each task. Designate blocks of your time to • Answer emails and return phone calls • Schedule time to view social media • Develop a daily routine you can realistically achieve • Develop a time frame for each task • Reschedule tasks not completed to be done at a later time • Remove from your list tasks completed and all deadlines met • Delegate the task to someone who has the correct skill set to complete it for you By developing new daily routines you will notice a significant increase in productivity, less stress and be on top of your game. Contact me if you need assistance

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Certainly having some protection in place makes sense as this type of coverage is meant to ensure there are financial resources available to you in the event that something bad happens. When discussing mortgage insurance, consider getting a policy that is specifically structured to protect you and your family, versus agreeing to the Bank’s coverage which names them as the beneficiary in the event of a claim. Some of the Benefits of a ‘homeowner’ insured program versus a ‘lender’ insured program will include: • Complete ownership and control to designate your beneficiary • A level ‘Benefit’ that doesn’t change versus paying for decreasing coverage • Contract Guarantees in your policy that never change • Reduced premiums based on good health and active lifestyle • Ease & Portability if you decide to switch lenders or mortgage providers For more information, give us a call or visit us at www.lakefrontcapital.ca and click on ‘The New Mortgage Insurance’ Icon for more details.

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Shopping for a mattress can be a very overwhelming process as there are so many brands and types of mattresses. So here are a few steps to make this process a little easier. 1. Make sure you lay on a few mattresses before making a decision. 2. Confirm the warranty of the bed, most manufactures do offer a 10 year guarantee. 3. Purchase a mattress pad with your new bed, as many warranties are voided if the mattress has been stained or soiled. 4. Sit on the edge of the bed to make sure the bed provides extra support around the edge. 5. Purchase a mattress and foundation as a set; they work together as a unit 6. Come down and talk with our sleep experts at City Furniture, they will be able to help find the right bed for you!

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Don’t wait to investigate child’s hearing and speech Morning Star Staff

Don’t wait - investigate. That is the message being spread to parents who may be concerned about their children’s speech or hearing. May is Speech and Hearing Month and Interior Health wants to remind everyone about the important role speech, language and hearing play in a child’s early development. “Truly, the first few years of a child’s life are a critical time,” said Kingsley Bower, Early Childhood D e v e l o p m e n t Consultant with Interior Health’s Speech and Language Program. “Children’s readiness for speech and language development is greatest between the ages of 12 months and four years. This is an important time to stimulate communication skills and to get help for any delays.” Hearing, speech and language all play crucial roles in children’s social and emotional development, as well as their ability to learn. Toddlers and preschoolers with speech or language problems often have difficulty playing with others and managing their own emotions. They are vulnerable to mental health disorders when they get older, and are at a greater risk for school drop-out as teens. When it comes to teaching language skills, face to face contact is best. Electronic games and teaching tools are not substitutes for human contact. Babies and young children respond best to live human voices. “Children learn communication skills by listening to words and the tone of your voice, and also by watching the expressions on your face when you speak,” said Bower. “Talking with your children about what is

going on around them, reading together, singing songs and playing games like peek-a-boo or make believe all help to develop vital language skills.” Parents are often in the best position to evaluate whether or not their child’s speech, language and hearing are developing well. Signs of difficulty

“The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time.” — Kingsley Bower can be subtle but may include: · speech that is hard to understand or inap-

propriate for the child’s age level · certain sounds appear more difficult

for a child to hear · very loud or soft speech · stuttering · not responding when spoken to from behind · a child who is distracted, withdrawn or avoids social contact · a child who gets upset when trying to communicate If you suspect a prob-

lem, Interior Health’s Registered SpeechLanguage Pathologists and Audiologists can help. They specialize in working with children during the critical years from birth to five years. Call your local health unit for an appointment http://www.interiorhealth.ca/centres.aspx. For more information on speech, lan-

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