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Vipers owner earns honour ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Honestly, Duncan Wray didn’t want to go to Vernon City Hall Tuesday morning. The owner of the Vernon Vipers felt uncomfortable about going to a ceremony honouring what he thought was his team’s second-place performance at the Royal Bank Cup in Camrose, Alta. After all, under his guidance, Vipers teams had never lost an RBC Cup final, going a perfect 4-0 in championship games. But when Vipers players insisted he join them, Wray acquiesced. It was being part of the team. Good thing, because Tuesday’s ceremony was for Wray. In front of Vernon council, city staff, friends, supporters and with his longtime wife, Libby, by his side, Wray was awarded the Freedom of the City award, the highest honour given to a resident of Vernon. “Duncan’s leadership of the Vipers franchise, and its standing in the league, has had a tremendous positive impact for the city, basically putting Vernon on the map across Canada’s hockey community,” stated Mayor Wayne Lippert in presenting Wray with the Freedom of the City. “All of us are so proud of the Vipers, not just for the great hockey they play, but for all the personal involvement in community service that Duncan and the team give to so many local organiza-
tions each season. Under Wray’s leadership, the Vipers have become arguably the most successful Junior A hockey franchise in Canada. The team has won four national championships, five BCHL Fred Page Cup titles and nine Interior Conference finals. They were trying to become the first team ever to win three straight RBC Cups before Sunday’s 2-0 loss in the final in Camrose to the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Wray, a retired oral surgeon who purchased the then-Vernon Lakers in 1992, is just the 20th recipient in the 50-year history of the Freedom of the City honour, and the first to be recognized since Kal Tire founder Tom Foord was honoured in 2007. Nominated for the award by former Lakers and Vipers marketing manager Jackie George, Wray was overwhelmed as he fought back tears accepting the honour. “Somebody will have to pay for this for not telling me,” smiled Wray, looking directly at George. “I’m totally thrilled to be part of this organization. I’ve had the best coaches, the players, these guys, I’m so proud of you (looking at the Vipers, who were wearing their white team sweaters). “Nobody expected us to be where we got to. God bless you guys. You had the resiliency to come back each time. I’m so proud of what you did.”
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A surprised Vipers’ owner Duncan Wray accepts a Freedom of the City award from Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert during a presentation Tuesday at city hall. Wray became one of only 20 individuals to ever receive the city’s highest award for his contribution to sport, community and education during his ownership of the franchise. Former Vipers head coach and general manager Troy Mick was among those who came to honour Wray. “I got my first coaching job through Duncan and I’ve gone through many places since, and I’ll always remember the feeling that Duncan was never my boss,” said Mick, now a director of the Kelowna-based Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy, and who won an RBC Cup with Wray in 1999. “He put us in an opportunity to succeed with his vision of touching people’s
lives. All of these guys (pointing at the Vipers) come here for a reason and listen to Duncan’s message, be a better person when you leave than when you arrived.” One who fits the mold and who listened to the message is Vipers defenceman Steve Weinstein, who leaves Vernon after three seasons. “He’s meant a lot,” said Weinstein. “He’s not like your boss, he’s like a friend. He makes it a good atmosphere and environment. This has been a great experience, the best years of my life.”
Wray, who will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton in July, believes in treating his players like he would treat his own children. “I believe in being fair, these kids come here for a reason,” said Wray. “It’s a real privilege to have them here.” Wray said he had no plans to sell the team. “I’ve always said as long as I’m having fun I will be a part of this team, and as you can see I’m having a blast,” he beamed.
Team remains No.1 in fans’ eyes ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Ty Bartel had been writing poems with his Kidston Elementary School classmates Tuesday morning when his dad, Nathan, surprised him at school. Dad was taking Ty, 7, down to Spirit Square where he could meet Vernon Vipers captain David Robinson and the rest of the players as the city honoured the B.C. Hockey League champions for reaching a
third consecutive Royal Bank Cup championship game during a civic reception at lunchtime. It was the Bartels way of saying thanks to Robinson and the team after Robinson arranged for Ty to receive Vipers playing cards, a stick, T-shirt and tickets to a game as he recovered in hospital from surgery on a brain tumour. “David got me a whole bunch of stuff while I was having surgery,” smiled Ty,
holding onto the Vipers’ player cards. “I like David and I like all of the players.” A couple of hundred people showed up to congratulate the Vipers on another successful season which ended with Sunday’s 2-0 loss in the gold-medal game to the Pembroke Lumber Kings, denying the Vipers the chance to become the first team to ever win three straight RBC titles.
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Council adds pressure for beds RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
The City of Vernon will throw its full weight behind efforts to ease hospital congestion. Council voted unanimously Monday to support the Purple Ribbon campaign that has been launched by physicians and nurses to pressure the government for more acute care beds at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. â€œWe need beds in there now,â€? said Mayor Wayne Lippert. The city will join forces with campaign organizers to consider options to promote the communityâ€™s needs, and it will also lobby the government and the Interior Health Authority directly. A link to the Purple Ribbon campaign will also be added to the cityâ€™s website. â€œItâ€™s important that we show a united front,â€? said Coun. Shawn Lee. VJH is funded for 148 acute-care beds
â€œPatient care is being compromised.â€? â€” Russell Hnatiuk but the number of patients is regularly over that number. Two shelled-in floors in the patient care tower are designated for possible future acute care use, but no funding has been guaranteed by the government. It could cost about $10 million to develop each of the shelled-in floors for use by patients, and then $10 million each annually to operate the floors. â€œEventually they have to find this money,â€? said Coun. Patrick Nicol, adding that while the new tower is a positive step, more needs to be done for health care. â€œLetâ€™s finish this off and weâ€™ll have the
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“Obviously we’re disappointed we came up a little bit short, but we know the fans will be behind us,” said the classy Robinson, who spent several minutes with Ty and Nathan Bartel during the reception. “We’re proud to be able to play in front of a fan base like that. I won’t forget my time here.” Neither will graduating forward Dylan Walchuk, an RBC tournament all-star. “The fans are unbelievable,” he said. “The support they show is awesome and it makes being a Viper an unbelievable experience.” Among the earliest to arrive at Spirit Square was George Paterson, 83, a season ticket holder for 10 years. “I just wanted to see the boys before they leave,” said Paterson, who attended the last two receptions in 2009 and 2010. “The Vipers play an exciting brand of hockey. Their hockey is better than the NHL as far as I’m concerned.” Also paying respects were Denise Fransbergen, a game-night volunteer and anthem singer, and Norma Skinner, hockey fan. The two friends disagreed on how successful they thought the Vipers might be this year. “I said they’d go all the way,” said Fransbergen. “At the beginning of the year I said ‘no way,’” laughed Norma. “I’m going to miss the ones that move on. You get so attached then they move on to another city.” Upon receiving the Freedom of the City an hour before the reception, Vipers owner Duncan Wray vowed that his club would be back at the 2012 RBC in Humboldt, Sask. Which is fine with head coach
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Design plans revealed for new library RICHARD ROLKE
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Greater Vernon residents are being promised a new library branch that is practical but visually appealing. Okanagan Regional Library has unveiled the interior designs for the 30,000-square-foot facility being constructed at 30th Avenue and 28th Street. “The space will be functional and very welcoming,” said Ted Bacigalupo, ORL chairperson. The two-storey structure will include natural light, as well as room for shelves and patrons to move around. Local material will be used as much as possible. “The finishes are very earth-tone or natural,” said Tim McLennan, a partner with CEI Architecture. Staff at the present branch have been involved in the design
Bacigalupo is pleased with the support shown by Telus. “It speaks to the vital importance libraries play in communities,” he said. A specific use for the money has not been identified but it could go towards equipment
and furnishings. The budget for the branch project is $12.65 million. “We’re just slightly under that at the moment,” said Shawn Lee, ORL director. The facility is expected to be completed in spring 2012.
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Tim McLennan, with CEI Architecture, discusses the interior design of the new Vernon library branch. process, and the goal was to provide exterior light. “We want to keep the feeling of a warm and welcoming space,” said Maureen Curry, head librarian. “The building will be used to come and relax
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Process proceeds for Coldstream Meadows RICHARD ROLKE
get input from the residents of Coldstream,” A proposed expan- said Coun. Pat sion of a Coldstream Cochrane, who favours seniors complex will go the concept. before the public. “What’s proposed Council gave provi- would be an asset to sional approval Coldstream. Monday to The facilan applicaity will fit in tion from with what Coldstream Coldstream Meadows to Meadows amend the offihas already cial community built.” plan and zonA date Pa Cochrane ing bylaws to has not been allow for rowset yet for a style housing public hearand a congregate care ing. facility. The plan includes “It should go to a 2.2 acres along Mackie public hearing so we can Drive being designated Morning Star Staff
for community park and Mayor Jim Garlick believes adjacent residents may find that preferable to the possibility of future development. “It protects what will happen on there,” said Garlick. Lone opposition came from Coun. Gyula Kiss. “Coldstream Meadows was dealt with in 2004 and a decision was made on (building on) five acres, and they accepted that,” said Kiss. “Now, the project has doubled in size.” Some Mackie Drive
west side of the property and a two-storey, 56-unit congregate care facility on the east side of the property. An application has been made to the Interior Health Authority for 46 funded congregate care beds.
residents are concerned about traffic during the construction phase. “When the Views were being built, there was an increase in traffic,” said Darryl Hamstra. “There is so much traffic on those roads that weren’t designed for that.” Council will ask Coldstream Meadows to keep construction traffic off Mackie Drive and look at using an adjacent field to access Howe Drive. C o l d s t r e a m Meadows is proposing to build 36 single-storey, row-style units on the
Any immediate hopes of Vernon providing fire service outside of its boundary have been extinguished. City council voted Monday not to provide fire protection to lands on Commonage Road, Bailey Road and Highway 97 at this time because of a lack of necessary infrastructure, primarily fire hydrants. “The Okanagan Landing hall does have a water tender (tanker) but the deployment model would have to allow for time to get it there and refilling it would take time,” said Keith Green fire chief Keith Green. Water from the tenders is usually dumped into large bladders from which pumps can draw from. “In order for this to be truly effective, the bladders have to be steadily filled, usually meaning more than one water tender along with a short enough turnaround time to an established water supply,” said Green. Vernon will acquire a second water tender in 2012. There is also a concern that some of the roads in the Commonage could create challenges for the city’s trucks. “Most of our ladder trucks are made for asphalt roads and we could be damaging the trucks by going off asphalt,” said Leon Gous, chief administrative officer. The city is asking the North Okanagan Regional District to conduct a study to determine the capi-
Borden added that the project would create jobs and expand Coldstream’s tax base. “You can’t have a sustainable community if we don’t have a facility like this.” Coun. Bill Firman was absent Monday.
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“A facility does not exist like this in Coldstream,” said Jack Borden, Coldstream Meadows owner. “Anyone requiring a higher level of care must move to Vernon or facilities in other communities.”
tal costs of providing the necessary infrastructure required to provide adequate water flows for firefighting. “If they do their part and sort out the infrastructure, we could provide the service in the future,” said Mayor Wayne Lippert. “They need to look at hydrants or reservoirs strategically placed so equipment can access it.” Presently, the 90 property owners on Commonage Road, Bailey Road and Highway 97 do not have fire protection.
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Tenants sought for mall RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
A long-proposed commercial development may finally move ahead in Coldstream. Trintec Enterprises says there is interest from some retailers in a shopping complex on Highway 6 next to the North Okanagan Regional District office. “The leasing professional we are using has four to six grocery stores they are dealing with,” Bob McKay, Trintec president, told Coldstream council Monday. A commercial development has been planned for the site for about 12 years but nothing has occurred largely because of the lack of a grocery store tenant. “A couple are interested but nobody has committed,” said McKay. Beyond a grocery store, there have been discussions with another potential tenant but McKay would not get into specifics. There also isn’t a timeline for construction. “We hope to have something in 2012,” said Norm Brenner, local representative for Trintec. On Monday, council agreed to establish a local service area for lands associated with Trintec. The process will allow for the construction of the municipal road and services from Sarsons Drive to Selkirk Drive, along with improvements to Highway 6 as required by the Ministry of Transportation. The estimated cost for these works is $2.25 mil-
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Two female teenagers have been arrested in connection with an alleged attack on another teen at a South Vernon house party on the weekend of April 28-29. The pair, aged between 16 and 17, were arrested by police officers on the weekend in connection with the alleged assault, and were released on a promise to appear in provincial court. A 16-year-old girl and her mother told police the teen was attacked by three girls, and that the girl sustained multiple injuries. They also told police officers that the trio were members of a gang. “My knowledge from what I’ve seen on the file is that all kinds of allegations have been made, and we’re trying to determine the exact details of what happened in this case,” Gord Molendyk, spokesperson for the Vernon RCMP detachment. Molendyk said police
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hey wanted to draw attention to code purple conditions at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, but nurses were left seeing red. And what particularly upset some of them was a delivery van sitting where they had wanted to park their campaign bus during a halfhour rally at the hospital Friday. “We were told we can’t park there because of traffic,” said a representative from the B.C. Nurses Union. The bottom line: the nurses were insinuating that the Interior Health Richard Rolke Authority wasn’t taking the union’s concerns seriously and didn’t want any visible reminders of the virtually steady congestion that has forced patients into halls and surgeries to be cancelled. The nurses are also now waiting to see how long it takes before a giant purple ribbon disappears from a tree in front of VJH. It apparently took considerable convincing before IHA officials approved the ribbon, and Christine Sorensen, BCNU regional chairperson, is hoping administration won’t rip it down. “It would concern me that they aren’t seeing the level of safe patient care with the same eyes as staff,” she said. Knowing some of the VJH management first hand, I would say that comment is unfair. Those on the ground have tried to create efficiencies along with physicians and nurses, and they don’t hide the fact that conditions aren’t ideal. But, unfortunately, they are just cogs in an endlessly bureaucratic process that first begins in Kelowna at IHA’s head office and then ends in Victoria where the health minister and the
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bean counters decide what gets funding and what doesn’t. And the higher up you go in the system, the more removed the decision-makers are from what’s happening on the ground. They may have never been to Vernon, let alone had to sit on a commode in a hallway, with only a thin curtain separating them from the rest of the world. Imagine waiting for surgery for months and having it cancelled at the last minute. It’s highly unlikely Health Minister Mike de Jong would tolerate such conditions for his family, but the government’s lack of action suggests it’s OK for North Okanagan residents. It is time for de Jong to hear first-hand of the often painful and troubling circumstances that have faced patients and health care providers. If you are interested in contacting him, here are his particulars: Michael de Jong Minister of Health Room 337, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B.C., V8V 1X4 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org While you’re at it, drop a line to VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster: 3209 31st Avenue Vernon, B.C., V1T 2H2 Phone: 250-503-3600 Email: email@example.com Construction crews are still on duty at VJH and now is the time to have them develop the two shelled-in floors into acute care wards. Once patients are in the tower, any work will become challenging, particularly because the intensive care unit is just one floor below, Yes a financial commitment of $20 million is needed for construction and $20 million a year for operations, but there are some things more important than cash.
When it comes to development there will always be those that balk at the idea. Whether it’s a trail encroaching on one’s backyard, a housing expansion eating up green space or retail outlets congesting the roads, there’s always opposition. But coming out of a tough economic few years, development is a good sign. It means the economy is strengthening and the growth that comes with it brings opportunity. There’s the creation of jobs to build such developments plus the addition of resources to a community. In the case of a trail, it means a safer place for children and families to take a stroll, along with getting more people active and out of their vehicles. Housing and retail both add to the tax base of any community. While it may bring more people into one’s community, those are additional incomes spent locally. With the creation of such developments there is usually additions such as parks and/or roads that developers pitch in for, therefore additional resources to a community. But it is up to local politicians and decision-makers to ensure that any new developments are done right. Particularly when it comes to community concerns. If or when the public raises issue, it is the responsibility of elected officials to listen to their concerns. And it is hoped those concerns will be discussed with developers and compromises can be made. Because while development can bring a lot to a community, this place we call home belongs to all of us.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
City is on the right track
have read Barry Beardsell's opinions on various topics lately and find his comments to be very shortsighted and negative. His letter in The Morning Star, which focused on transportation demand management, has forced me to respond. TDM has great value and is exactly what a growing city like Vernon needs. We are currently experiencing traffic congestion and will experience a great deal more once the summer tourist season begins. Vernon's growth projections clearly show this is only going to get worse in the future. Much of what needs to be done is already underway. The public transit system has seen many changes recently. Routes have been altered to better suit the needs of the public and more routes have been added. The public can now get to many of the places that they need to be in a more timely manner. The buses to the college prove that people will ride if the routes are well thought out. The bus is an affordable and convenient option for the young and old alike. Many in Vernon cannot afford gas and car insurance for private vehicles. Many seniors can no longer operate the family car to get to appointments, to get groceries and to socialize. Many young people need transportation to get to work, practices, etc. The next time you are sitting in a traffic jam downtown, ask yourself, “What would this
NURSING WEEK The emergency department at Vernon Jubilee Hospital has had its opportunities to make headlines in the news – both good and bad. We take it as it comes and like to believe that the news we make is a reflection of what is going on around us. We would like to take this opportunity to submit our own letter to the community we serve. In recognition of Nursing Week, the emergency staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital would like to thank their community for the trust and integrity they have placed in us. We strive to support our community in all of its needs when coming to the emergency department and our staff are passionate about giving the best possible care to all its community members. Nursing Week is a celebration of nursing as a profession, a caring art and a self-respecting choice of contributing to one’s community, and we, as a collective group of professionals would like to thank our community for having the faith to place their trust with
bottleneck look like if 40 of these drivers were sitting on one bus instead of driving their individual vehicles?” Does more need to be done? Sure, but the TDM coordinator and City Hall staff are working on it. I am pleased that my tax dollars are funding a TDM co-ordinator and a long-range planner. If we had hired them back when Mr. Beardsell was a councillor, we may have been able to correct this mess much earlier. The city is also working on providing safe bicycle and pedestrian paths. Not all cyclists are Spandex-attired,
themselves and their loved ones in the hands of would-be strangers in the emergency room, knowing that they have come to the right place. Vernon, and the North Okanagan, we salute you. The Emergency Nurses of Vernon Jubilee Hospital FROM THE HEART On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C.’s Okanagan office, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the people of the Okanagan for their continuing support of the foundation during Heart Month. Heart disease and stroke are cutting the lives of Canadians short. Your donations during Heart Month support research, health promotion and advocacy to help Canadians live longer, healthier lives. This year alone, your donations have allowed us to: fund $5 million in world-class research in B.C., launch the My Heart&Stroke Health mobile app to help Canadians reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke and continue our stew-
ardship role in developing the B.C. Stroke Strategy for provincewide improvements in the prevention and treatment of stroke. With your help, we are moving one step closer to realizing our vision of generations free from heart disease and stroke. Suzanne Pugh Area Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. NO DEMOCRACY This is what we have in B.C. A) a non-elected person wanting to be premier B) a non-elected person being sworn in as Premier C) a non-elected premier selecting, without authority to do so (at least in a democracy) a cabinet consisting of elected MLAs, rendering such appointments, in my view, null and void. What happens to these appointments should our non-elected premier lose her byelection? Presently our non-elected premier has only the right to occupy the party leader's chair in the offices of the Liberal Party of B.C. The premier's seat in the House
as Mr. Beardsell suggests. There are many families that would like to cycle to the library, pool or sports practices/ games. There are many employees that would cycle to work and students that would cycle to school. Unfortunately, it is extremely dangerous to cycle in traffic on the narrow, congested streets now. The city is working on improving the trail system and it will make Vernon a better place to live. Each time you see a cyclist think, “Good, one less car!” Vernon's new downtown neighbourhood plan is going to make many positive changes. Right now, there are less than 2,000 citizens living in the entire downtown core. This is an enormous waste of prime real estate. When housing is built in the downtown area, many residents will choose to live near work, restaurants and entertainment. They will be able to walk or cycle, rather than drive, to do chores, shop, eat out or catch a show. An integral part of ensuring that Vernon is a livable and sustainable community is offering alternatives to the car. Those alternatives are efficient public transit, pedestrian paths and safe cycling paths. While Mr. Beardsell may not wish to utilize these options, there are many locals and visitors who do. Jane Weixl
must presently be considered as vacant. Casey Berlanda GOOSE CONTROLS I found the photograph of the human addling the eggs with the Canada goose parents violently reacting terribly upsetting. The idea that geese are now a nuisance might be true from a human perspective. However, their over-population is due to the removal of their natural habitat and natural enemies. They have learned to live in the false environment of the golf course or parks of our urban centres. Our human population has invaded their space and we now addle their eggs to reduce their population. Perhaps it is time we reduced our population. In terms of the local addling of eggs, I would suggest the birds be allowed one fertile egg to raise. They line their nests so lovingly with down plucked from their own bodies, mate for life and are wonderful protective parents. Surely we should honour this species that
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Complaints about a windy stretch of Westside Road aren’t new, but with a deadly crash top of mind, its safety shortcomings have become more pronounced. It’s not an issue that has escaped the radar of the Ministry of Transportation, however, and there are plans in the works to lessen the strain on the road. “The ministry is assessing up to 10 pullout sites to enable slower-moving vehicles, such as heavy commercial vehicles and recreational vehicles, to safely pull over so that other vehicles can pass,” said Jeff Knight, communications manager for the ministry. “The first two locations just south of La Casa and at Caesar’s Landing are double sites, with pullouts on two sides of the roadway, both north and southbound.” The other six are all single locations for a total of 10. Once installed, they’re intended to reduce driver frustration, and the risk of unsafe passing maneuvers — two things that might have led to May 3’s crash.
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Improvements will soon get underway at a dangerous section of Highway 97, south of Vernon. A contract worth $1,081,206.07 has been awarded to Arthon Contractors to improve access and safety at the Bailey Road intersection. “We all recall the tragic accident last spring that led to the first phase of safety improvements at this intersection,” said Eric Foster, VernonMonashee MLA. The intersection provides Eric Foster access to Predator Ridge and Sparkling Hill resorts. This project, which should be done by Aug. 31, involves construction of a new acceleration lane on Highway 97 for motorists turning south towards Kelowna from Bailey Road, extension of the left and right turn lanes on Highway 97, and installation of rumble strips on Bailey Road to warn motorists that they are approaching a stop sign. This work will build on the first phase of the project, which was completed last summer. The first phase included signage, the installation of a flashing beacon to warn motorists of the intersection and radar-activated speed warning signs.
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A taste of RCMP life JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
Dealing with car wrecks, drug busts, drunk drivers, middle-of-the night domestic disputes, house parties gone wild... That’s just a taste of the job of an RCMP officer. A taste that 42 Okanagan students received while partaking in the week-long Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy in Vernon. “They get a taste for everything – the good, the bad and the ugly,” said Const. Steven Schenkeveld, while facilitating
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Academy drills vital skills into youth Continued from A12 They even get to act out their own scenarios, ranging from middleof-the night drug busts to assisting citizens in distress. Schenkeveld knows first-hand how valuable the experience is, having graduated from the academy in 2001. The Charles Bloom graduate always knew he wanted to be in the force, but the academy re-enforced his decision. â€œIt gives you the opportunity to make more of an informed decision.â€? On the other hand, some students come through the academy and discover that perhaps the RCMP isnâ€™t their call of duty. â€œYou wean out the ones that are illstomached,â€? said Schenkeveld, after students witnessed a mock accident scene involving a fatality and serious injuries. For Pleasant Valley Secondary student Micheal King, the opportunity has helped him define his career path. Originally, 17-yearold King was considering the army. Now, being a science whiz, he thinks forensics might
be more up his alley. Kelsey Paulin, Grade 11 W.L. Seaton Secondary student, is like Schenkeveld â€“ her dreams of joining the force have been reinforced. â€œI kind of want to follow in my daddyâ€™s footsteps,â€? said Paulin, whose father is a retired RCMP officer. Sheâ€™s considering a role in traffic services or dog handling. While Paulin and King are both grinning from ear-to-ear talking about their experience, they admit there are some tough aspects at the academy. â€œThe pushups,â€? groans Paulin, who also isnâ€™t fond of the 4 a.m. wake-up calls. â€œEvery time anyone does something wrong we have to do pushups as a team.â€? The team approach is consistent at the academy. If one person steps out of line, everyone pays the price. Bed checks are another example. â€œYesterday we came back and our beds were thrown across the room,â€? said Paulin, after one student didnâ€™t have their hospital corners perfected. King adds: â€œMy mom gets after me sometimes about mak-
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Emergency Services crew members load a patient into an ambulance while demonstrating a vehicle extraction at the Vernon Army Camp in front of 42 Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy students.
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Const. Steven Schenkeveld attends to a victim during a mock car accident.
And they appreciate that the skills they learn will help them in future situations working with other officers, other emergency crews and/or citizens. The academy also instills self-worth in the youth and helps them to reach their potential. The students stand a lot taller by the end of the week after officers have shared some important messages. “Don’t let anybody else tell you what to do or how to do it,” said Paulin. “You need to be your own person.” King adds: “You have to push your limits, there’s nothing you can’t do.” The academy relies on RCMP and emergency personnel to run demonstrations and teach the students. “Members come in on their days off and everybody plays a role,”
said Schenkeveld, adding that community groups are also heavily relied on for their contributions ranging from track suits to snacks and liquids for the students. “Without it, it wouldn’t happen.”
All 42 students successfully graduated from the program Saturday. “The academy was another great success this year,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Although it was a
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Mabel Lake Road ranked one of the worst Morning Star Staff
Enderby has made the No. 2 spot, so far, as having one of B.C.â€™s worst roads. Mabel Lake Road is ranked second in the top 20 worst roads in BCAAâ€™s Worst Roads Campaign. The campaign, which runs until May 24, is open to residents wanting to vote for the road they feel is most in need of repair or redesign. Mabel Lake Road has 116 votes, behind Ospika Boulevard in Prince George with 374 votes. Westside Road has also made the top 20 list at No. 6 with 57 votes. The goal of the campaign is to help pave the way to better roads and highways. â€œRoads and highways that are well-designed and well-maintained are critical to our economy, our mobility and our personal safety,â€? said Trace Acres, BCAA director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. â€œBCAAâ€™s â€˜Worst Roadsâ€™ campaign is a way for British Columbians to voice their concern about a particular stretch of roadway, and to draw some attention to the worst examples of deteriorating or unsafe roads.â€? You can nominate your â€œworst roadâ€? by visiting www.bcaa.com/ worstroads, or by completing a ballot at any BCAA location. One vote per person. Throughout the campaign BCAA will post weekly online updates of the total number of votes cast and which roads are close to taking the title of B.C.â€™s Worst Road. After voting closes, final results will be tallied and a list of the Top 20 Worst Roads in B.C. will be published. BCAA will also share detailed results with municipalities and the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to ensure they are aware of driversâ€™ concerns, and to find out how they are planning to improve B.C.â€™s problem roads and highways. â€œItâ€™s important to
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It’s to time to declutter for a cause. Local Royal LePage offices are taking part in the National Garage Sale for Shelter Saturday. The one-day garage sales support the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, which supports women’s shelters and ending family violence. In Vernon, the sale includes a barbecue and bake sale at Royal LePage, 4007 32nd St. In Armstrong the sale includes a petting zoo and raffle at Royal LePage, 3305 Smith Dr. Both sales run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All of the event’s revenue supports local women’s shelters and programs to end family violence “Violence against women occurs across all ethnic, racial, social and economic groups and in all communities,” said Shanan Spencer-Brown, executive director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. “In Canada, more than half of women will experience abuse during their lifetime, and every year, 360,000 children are exposed to domestic violence – a shocking but very real statistic. That’s why the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation remains committed to raising funds to provide a safe haven for women and children across the country.” More than half of women in Canada will experience abuse in their lifetime and over 360,000 children are exposed to family violence each year. Now in its third year, the event brings local residents together with Royal LePage realtors to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence. Since 2009, the National Garage Sale for Shelter has raised more than $435,000 to support shelters.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Love is a many splendid string Rock legend Vernon’s very own guitar troubadour continues to spread his message through music KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
It’s been a few years now since Chris Madsen left his former business, the music school he ran in Vernon for more than a decade, to become a troubadour, spreading his message of love through song. These days, the good natured guitarist can usually be found atop some rock above Cosens Bay meditating, or at home polishing off his latest composition. He’s written hundreds of songs, heard on the 12 CDs he’s published, along with the many others he’s made to hand out to friends and anyone who wants to listen. And people have. Just recently, Madsen picked up the best instrumental album award for his CD, Song of the Troubadour, at the 2011 B.C. Interior Music Awards, where he delivered an eloquent speech that had the whole theatre applauding. And on Friday, Madsen will be spreading his message through music when he and one of his former students, fellow BCIMA nominee Jodi Pederson, perform at Powerhouse Theatre in a concert to raise funds for the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society. Madsen’s mantra, if you will, has always been about touching lives through his
Local guitarist Chris Madsen performs with Jodi Pederson in a concert to benefit the Vernon Women’s Transition Society in concert at Powerhouse Theatre Friday. music. “We all have a voice. I mean I use mine, within its limitations –– let’s just say I don’t sing, I speak poetically in an emphatic fashion –– but I don’t trip on what I can’t do, I trip on what I can do. And I’ve tried to teach that to others,” he said. Madsen points to Pederson, whom he tutored when she was 16, helping the now successful singer-songwriter overcome what was then an extreme case of shyness.
“She was a huge ball of potential. I saw it right away. Her voice is immaculate and her spirit is like that of an angel,” said Madsen. “We would record her sessions, and her homework was to write music every week then we would discuss the song to hone her songwriting skills to become authentic and get in touch with her feelings.” The guitarist still lives by his own teachings, and says he likes to set an intention for each song he writes before he even picks up the pen, and he often lets the guitar do the talking. “I like to pick up on the energy, the feeling, then connect with the instrument,” said Madsen. “Sometimes it requires lyrics, sometimes it’s instrumental, although I find lyrics can be quite limiting as they sometime cloak the intention.” His intention for Friday’s concert is to bring a voice to those who are not often heard. Produced by local comedian Marty Kelly, the concert was originally to raise awareness and funds for the Vernon Women’s Centre. However, with the news that the centre has just closed permanently, Madsen says the artists will now be supporting the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society, which offers a shelter and community programs for women and children seeking refuge from violence. “These are women with children who decide to be the creators in their lives rather than the victims, and they need our support,” said Madsen. Madsen and Pederson take the stage at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre Friday at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door.
West is West continues cultural exploration Vernon Film Society
Filmgoers will be able to see the Toronto Film Festival favourite West is West at the next Vernon Film Society offering Monday. Many will recall the previous movie East is East, which told of a Punjabi family trying to adjust to living in Salford, Manchester. The head of the fam-
ily, George Khan, played by Om Puri (familiar from his roles in Such a Long Journey and Gandhi) is married to an English woman. Together with their children, they experience many humorous moments as they struggle to live within two cultures. This latest film takes place a few years later, when George decides to take his youngest
son back to the Punjab to re-discover his roots. Once there, George is reunited with the wife he had left 30 years before and has to face his own transgressions and realize he himself has much to learn. Newcomer Sajid Khan plays the 13-year-old son who feels much more English than Punjabi and has many dif-
ficulties living the village life that his father has brought him to. When George’s English wife (Linda Bassett) decides to join the family, the meeting with the non-Englishspeaking first wife creates an interesting situation as the two wives communicate and come to an understanding.
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Considered one of the greatest rock and rollers to ever play the game, legendary singer-songwriter John Fogerty is performing at the Motoplex Speedway and Event Park July 14 with special guest Colin James. Fans can expect a wide plethora of hits and covers, both new and standards from the American songbook, including many of Fogerty’s own, when he plays the Motoplex Speedway, located 10 minutes north of Vernon on Highway 97. The author of such classic hits as Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Who’ll Stop The Rain, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Down On The John Fogerty Corner, Up Around The Bend and Have You Ever Seen The Rain?, Fogerty has since made a name for himself as a solo artist. The former Clearance Clearwater Revival (CCR) front man is still going strong on the release of his recently acclaimed album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, where he covers 12 American standards from the likes of the Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson and John Denver, and he has just re-released the 25th anniversary edition of his revered album Centerfield. While it may seem odd that the Grammy winner and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame would turn to tunes penned by others, Fogerty is a great lover of music, and that’s why he reinvented other classics for The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, which was named after the solo act he invented in 1973. Centerfield also proved to be a triumphant comeback when it was originally released in 1985. Embracing pop, rock and deep-rooted country, the double platinum disc charted both on the pop and country charts and spun off four top 40 hits. The title track is used to this day in Cooperstown to signal the start of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony. Tickets to see Fogerty at the Motoplex Speedway and Event Park go on sale Friday and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Ticket prices are $55, $125 and $150 plus applicable tax and service charges.
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Jazz greats blow into town DVOIRA YANOVSKY Vernon Jazz Society
On a special night, the Vernon Jazz Club offers a special treat when premier alto jazz saxophonist P.J. Perry and virtuoso trumpeter Kevin Dean appear at the club Wednesday, May 18. Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, the quintet is on a cross-Canada tour from Montreal to Victoria, including a stop here in Vernon and a live recording session at the Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver. Joining Perry and Dean are jazz masters Neil Swainson on bass, Mark Eisenman on piano, and Andrew White on the drums. The quintet will perform new original material as well as some standards, ballads, and swing tunes. Some of the material is so fresh it isn’t titled yet. However, Perry has revealed that two Eisenman tunes will be featured –– a beautiful tune called Benny’s Ballad and a song based on the chords of You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To to a Cannonball-ish melodic straight swing tune. Perry describes the quintet’s music as “post bebop with melodic intensity and swing.” “My tastes run from Coleman Hawkins,
Saxophonist P.J. Perry is bringing his quintet of some of Canada’s finest jazz players for a special concert at the Vernon Jazz Club Wednesday, May 18. Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Stan Getz to Coltrane and the newer cats on the New York scene,” said Perry. Perry appeared in Vernon performing in the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet’s Jazzy Nutcracker at the Prestige Inn last December. He has shared the stage with jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Tommy Banks, and Rob McConnell. Recently, Perry was a featured soloist in the hit 2010 Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs of Frank Sinatra and he also played lead alto in Kirk McDonald’s Big Band. In contribution to
Canada’s cultural life, Perry has received many honours, including an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Alberta. An active performer, composer, clinician, and adjudicator, trumpeter Dean is a professor of music at McGill University. Dean has performed in concert and recorded with numerous well-known jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson, and Barry Harris. Featured on more than 15 CDs, his composition Andre’s Footsteps was one of seven jazz pieces chosen to be part of a four CD set released by the Canada
Family saga told through two films Continued from page A21 Though different in tone from the first movie, the same screenwriter (Ayub Khan-Din) brings a story of people defining themselves within two cultures, a common situation with many families in this age of immigration, especially for the young who may not wish to carry on with the traditions and rites of
their parents and grandparents. East is East is available at Vernon Art Gallery/Vernon Film Society video rental for those who wish to know about this family from their first movie. West is West will be shown at the Towne Cinema Monday, May 16 at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. All tickets are $7, available at the door and one week prior at the Bean Scene.
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t the Performing Arts Centre, only hours after the sets for Thoroughly Modern Millie were removed, the Okanagan Symphony arrived for the season’s closing concert. These two shows emphasized yet again the strength of locally produced entertainment, and how fortunate we are to have a venue which is both a top quality theatre and an excellent concert hall. The concert’s theme, Spirit of the North, featured compositions inspired by nature: snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, glaciers, even the aurora borealis, from three countries bordering on the Arctic Circle. Canada brought us I Send Only Angels by Vancouver composer Marcus Goddard, commissioned by the VSO in 2007. Here, head-on, was the breathtaking force of nature: startling staggered chords piercing through a richly textured background in the strings; dark, rich, and bitter, like good chocolate. As Rosemary Thomson explained, “light going into dark.” It was based on a children’s fable about good and evil, where God reminds: “but remember, I bring only angels.” From Norway, one of the most popular concerti in the repertoire, Edvard Grieg’s Piano
Concerto, was performed by Kinza Tyrrell from Victoria. This was the only concerto Grieg completed, also his only full-length piece. Written in Denmark, it was premiered there in 1869. It opens with a dramatic statement from the piano, one Jim Elderton of the most well known concerto openings, much beloved by Hollywood. The second movement, “a tender song without words,” was a beautiful dialogue between piano and strings. The third shows Grieg’s love of Norwegian folk music, beginning with one of his dances. The piece concludes with a rich stately theme: Here was colour, drama, passion and sensuousness. Grieg had revised the piece numerous times, and it was the first piano concerto ever recorded. But in 1909, due to limitations of 78 rpm technology, it was abridged to only six minutes. On Sunday this was a bravura performance from Tyrrell. The critics have called her a “sensation,” and here she triumphed despite the Steinway having gone slightly out-of-tune, and she earned an instant standing ovation. Finally, representing Finland, came Jean Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. Whereas the classic four-movement symphonic form had prevailed for over a
century, the early 1900s were a time of upheaval. Schoenberg championed dissonance, Stravinsky wrote revolutionary ballets, Ravel and Debussy developed impressionism, and Richard Strauss further embraced the new styles. But Sibelius received poor reviews for his fourth symphony, and it was said that the composer “was beginning to sense his own eclipse.” He was forced to choose between trying to modernise his style or to continue in traditional vein. The success of the latter in the new symphony proved he made the right decision. He was commissioned by the Finnish government to write it for his 50th birthday. He premiered it with the Helsinki City Orchestra on that day in1915, then and now declared a national holiday. It’s a piece reflecting the wild Scandinavian landscape, and was here beautifully played. It’s full of textures and rhythms, responding to the moods of nature and the changes in the seasons of Sibelius’ native Finland. In three movements (the first was originally split into two), it opens with vast open spaces, maybe in winter. Lone calls come out of the wilderness. Then magnificent brass chords, textured layers, intricately woven, build to a sudden dark ending. The second was quieter, again, suggesting wild beauty. Nature doesn’t need patterns or order, and this piece is almost totally without
tunes. The third movement introduced the approaching flutter of swans wings, and the famous swan theme is nothing less than a majestic anthem. Editor’s note: In the April 27 Classical Notes on the Metropolitan
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Armstrong good citizen sought Nomination deadline May 31 Morning Star Staff
The call has gone out for nominations for ArmstrongSpallumcheen’s 36th Citizen of the Year. The award was introduced in 1975 to recognize “selfless service” to residents of the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen. “This is a community award to celebrate an individual’s unstinting dedication and work done for other people that goes unnoticed,” wrote the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber
of Commerce in announcing the search for this year’s good citizen. “They may face up to problems in a positive or inspirational way or just get on with things without complaining and without recognition.” Past winners have earned the Citizen of the Year title for a variety of reasons ranging from their lifetime devotion to a local organization to their exceptional caring qualities. “We want to hear about the people in our local community who deserve to be rewarded for their goodness, determination, loyalty or qualities which you
admire and perhaps don’t fit into a particular category,” wrote the chamber. The 2011 Citizen of the Year will attend several events leading up to Canada Day, including a ‘Citizen of the Year’ tea hosted by The Junction Café, before being officially recognized by the community at Canada Day Celebrations July 1 in Memorial Park. The 2011 Citizen of the Year will also be the Honourary Parade Marshall for the Interior Provincial Exhibition parade Sept. 3. The closing date for nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year is May 31. A panel of judges will
select a winner based on the information provided on the nomination form, not based on total number of votes. “Here is your chance to do something to reward that person whose community spirit you admire,” said the chamber. “All you have to do is complete a nomination form which will tell us why you feel your nominee deserves the award.” Nomination forms are available online at www.aschamber.com, or you can pick one up at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Visitor Centre. Return by May 31 in person, by fax, e-mail or regular
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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 and 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 250-550-3245 or email@example.com. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.
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Dragoons mark centennial CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
The British Columbia Dragoons are celebrating their 100th anniversary Saturday, Originally known as The British Columbia Horse, the regiment was formed in Vernon in 1911 as a cavalry regiment. There were also squadrons from Lumby, Kelowna and Armstrong. “Dragoons from the Okanagan have served in almost every Canadian Forces operation,” said Lt.-Col. Nigel Whittaker, commanding officer. “Both overseas and at home since 1911, and this our centennial year, we commemorate the sacrifices our comrades have made for freedom.” After the start of the First World War, the majority of the members were activated in Nov. 1914 under the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. They served in France where the regiment took part in most
The B.C. Dragoons are celebrating their centennial as the Okanagan’s military regiment. battles, with more than 600 killed in action and 16 battle honours won. The 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles returned to Canada after the armistice and disbanded in April 1919. The regiment’s history and traditions were carried on with the formation of the British Columbia Mounted Rifles in 1920 and the unit was renamed the British Columbia Dragoons in 1929 to reflect its cavalry heritage. By 1940, events in the Second World War had
made it apparent that mechanized forces had made cavalry obsolete. The unit was redesignated the 9th Canadian Armoured Regiment and re-trained in Canada and England with tanks. In 1944, the regiment deployed to Italy and played a prominent part in the northward advance. In February 1945, the unit re-deployed to north-west Europe to join the 2nd Canadian Corps and take part in the liberation of the Netherlands. After garrison duty in Europe, the regiment came back to Canada in 1946 where it resumed the status of a primary reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment. The Dragoons remained an armoured reconnaissance unit until 1980 when it became a tank regiment and trained with Cougar Armoured Fighting Vehicles. In 2004, the BCDs returned to reconnaissance, training with G-wagons, Milcots,
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2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games in Vancouver. The regiment has members serving in Afghanistan today. “Our soldiers have always stepped up to the plate when called upon,” said chief warrant officer Alan Dadds. “I am proud of the work they’ve done and the service they’ve given Canada. We have an exceptional group of men and women from our community serving here.” The Dragoons will take part in a centennial celebration and Freedom of the city parade at Kelowna city hall Saturday at 1 p.m.
MSVs and LSVWs. Since the Second World War members of the regiment have served on United Nations and NATO missions including: Kashmir, Korea, Cypress, Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. One member of the regiment, Brigadier Harry Angle, died in Kashmir, becoming Canada’s first UN fatality. In 2003, during the Okanagan Mountain Park fire, the regiment formed the headquarters of Task Force 2 to defend Kelowna. Members of the regiment also served on other task forces during that hot summer and provided soldiers for security at the
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on May 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. to hear representations on the following matter[s]: OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2332, 2008 AND REZONING BYLAW NO. 2333, 2008 [Rabe] Location: 100 Hadow Road / 800 Grandview Bench Rd., Electoral Area “F”. Legal Lot 13, Sec 22, Twp 19, R9, Description: W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP53741; The NE ¼ of Sec 22, Twp 19, R9, W6M, KDYD as shown on Plan of said Twp dated at Ottawa the 25 day of October, 1913 said to contain 160 acres more or less; The W ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 27, Twp 19, R9, W6M, KDYD; That part of the SE ¼ of Sec 22 Shown on Plan B4968, Twp 19, R9, W6M, KDYD, Except Plan KAP53741, 27073 Purpose:
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Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon Branch president Rob Murphy welcomed area mental health workers to the recent Appreciation Breakfast. “We thank you all for all the work you do all year,” said Murphy at the breakfast at the Pantry, which marked Canadian Mental Health Week. Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert praised the workers for helping to make Vernon an inclusive community. Cliff Cross, with the Interior Health Authority, said: “We are working so very hard at creating an integrated health care system with cooperation between programs, agencies and staff and we celebrate who we are in Vernon.” The theme for this year’s Canadian Mental Health Week is Thank You for Trusting Me,
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Bridge by Phillip Alder John Maynard Keynes said, “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.” That isn’t so at the bridge table, where “avoidance” is one of the toughest declarer-play techniques. How does it apply in today’s deal? South is in four spades. West leads the diamond jack. What should declarer do? North made a gameinvitational limit raise with four-card support, 10 total points (nine highcard plus one shortage for the doubleton) and eight losers (two spades, three hearts, two diamonds and one club). South momentarily thought about a slam, but his hand
was too balanced. South starts with six tricks outside spades: two diamonds (given the opening lead) and four clubs. So he needs only four trump tricks, not ﬁve. With nine cards missing the queen, the mathematicians will tell you to play for the drop. But if declarer does that here, he ﬁnds that East is getting a trump trick. South will shift to clubs, East will ruff the third round and switch to the heart queen, resulting in down one. South should realize that he can fail only if East gains the lead early and pushes a high heart through the king, with West having the ace. South should play to
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SPCA hosts fundraiser Morning Star Staff
The Vernon branch of the B.C. SPCA is hosting an animal-themed day of fun Saturday. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the shelter at 4800 Haney Rd. “The open house series is an opportunity for people to meet the animals available for adoption,” said Lorie Chortyk, SPCA general manager of community relations. There will also be education booths, nail trimming, a pet photo booth, a dog drawing contest and
pooch paw painting. The event is hosted by Hill’s Science Diet. “Hill’s donates free food for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in B.C. SPCA branches across the province,” said Chortyk. The B.C. SPCA adopts more than 18,000 animals each year through its 37 branches across the province. All animals adopted from the SPCA are vet-checked, vaccinated and altered (spayed or neutered). For more information about the open house, visit spca.bc.ca.
The Vernon branch of the SPCA is inviting the public to visit the Haney Road shelter Saturday.
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This September, pre-schoolers and their families in Falkland will have access to StrongStart B.C. programs. The Nor th Okanagan-Shuswap School District is being provided with $52,000 for a new outreach initiative for Falkland, Celista, Sorrento and Salmon Arm. “Over the last five years, we have seen the StrongStart B.C. program grow from 12 pilot projects to 316 programs across the province, with another 10 opening this September,” said George Abbott, education minister and Shuswap MLA. “We are committed to the expansion of this valuable program and are focused on communities with the greatest need for support of children and their families.” StrongStart B.C. early learning programs provide free schoolbased early learning services for adults and their children up to age five. Early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for kindergarten. Parents are provided with new ways to support their children’s learning at home.
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Travis Hendrickson (above) talks about his future plans while Stephen Atkinson (above, right) answers some questions for interviewers Bev Gess and Suzanne Winston during exit interviews at Seaton Secondary School.
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Populist HST ‘fix’ coming soon
remier Christy Clark’s shifting position on the harmonized sales tax finally appears to have come to rest. Her government is preparing to “fix the HST,” and the terms of that fix will be made available before people mark their ballots in a mail-in vote in June, Clark told reporters at the legislature last week. There has been a flurry of activity on the HST in recent days, and a few things are becoming clear. Clark and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon are preparing to do what I’ve been saying for months the government must do – make a solemn vow to cut the HST rate to 11 per cent as soon as they can. And in keeping with Clark’s fondness for populist, headlinehunting gestures, the government will also likely rebate the HST on bicycles and bicycle helmets, and possibly fitness club memberships as well. A couple of other “family-first” exemptions may also be gleaned from the town halls, online surveys and polling that are currently going on. A well-known polling firm was in the field last week, asking not only about people’s impressions of their new premier and opposition leader, but also their view towards a reduction in the HST
rate. Win or lose the mail-in referendum on the tax in June or July, the B.C. Liberals are getting ready for a fall general election. Falcon estimates that cutting one point from the HST would cost the provincial treasury $850 million. Given that revenue from the HST is running well ahead of the finance ministry’s estimates, that figure could be low. The government’s independent panel issued its report last week, and it confirms that the HST is bringing in Tom Fletcher more revenue than expected. Going back to the PST would not only trigger huge costs of paying back federal transition funds and reconstructing a provincial sales tax office, it would cost the B.C. government more than $500 million in net revenue in the first year, and more after that. Here’s one reason why HST revenue is higher than originally projected. Contrary to the apocalyptic predictions of some in the restaurant industry, the panel compiled Statistics Canada figures and found that B.C. restaurant sales rose by three per cent in the first seven months of the HST. That’s exactly the same increase as the rest of the country, despite the supposedly crushing effect of the tax and B.C.’s new impaired driving regulations.
Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell has pitched in as a host for the telephone town hall program that continued this week. These giant conference calls were to be staged Tuesday evening in the Okanagan, Fraser Valley and northern and cen-
tral Vancouver Island. The program wraps up Thursday evening with calls to Richmond, South Delta, the North Shore, Victoria and Vancouver. Bell said his call for the Interior and North Coast had more than 30,000 people on
the line. Some were still upset about the HST, while others had misconceptions about what costs it does and doesn’t increase, he said. And lifting the tax from bicycles was a popular choice. I continue to get e-mails from people
who are misinformed about the HST. One reader said he is paying it on heating oil. I suggested he check his bill again, and there it was, a rebate for the seven-per-cent provincial portion. The GST applied before and it continues to apply now.
These telephone town halls have gone a long way towards putting the discussion on a factual basis. Voters may yet be persuaded to keep the HST. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com
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Lumber Kings halt Vipers run at history GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
CAMROSE â€“ The longer the game went, the more it seemed like it would take a lucky bounce to determine the 2011 Royal Bank Cup national junior A champions Sunday at the Edgeworth Centre in Camrose. It came in the form of a blocked shot and subsequent breakaway goal by Jonathan Milley as the Pembroke Lumber Kings of Ontario dethroned the twotime defending RBC champion Vernon Vipers with a 2-0 win in the gold-medal game. After two scoreless periods of end-to-end hockey, Milley, who led tournament scoring with seven goals and nine points in six games, got a shin pad on Ryan Renzâ€™s point shot and collected the loose puck at centre ice to go in alone on Kirby Halcrow, beating the Vernon netminder with 6:21 remaining in regulation. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Ottawa native added an empty-netter with 15 seconds to play to seal the Lumber Kingsâ€™ first-ever national title. â€œOnce I got that breakaway I knew I had to bury it. They were playing a good game and our goalie (Francis Dupuis) was keeping us in it,â€? said Milley. â€œWe knew we had this. Weâ€™ve been through way too much to not bare down and get this. Iâ€™m so glad for the boys.â€? The Lumber Kings are the first East region team to be crowned national champions since the tournament went to its current five-team format in 1990. They lost national finals in 1973 (to the Portage Terriers) and 1977 (to the Prince Albert Raiders) when the East versus West best-of-seven format was still in use. They
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The Vipersâ€™ Blake Voth (left) and Malcolm Lyles (right) console netminder Kirby Halcrow after falling 2-0 to the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the gold-medal game of the Royal Bank Cup championship Sunday in Camrose. fell short in three other appearances (1987, 1988 and 2007). Vernon missed an opportunity to earn a record seventh national championship â€“ they claimed titles in 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2009 and 2010. They also would have become the first team ever to post three straight national crowns. Sunday was the first time Vernon has lost when playing in a gold-medal game. â€œThe difference between winning and losing is that much, and sometimes you end up on the wrong end of it. But Iâ€™m extremely proud of our group. Not a lot of people would ever think weâ€™d get this far,â€? said Vipersâ€™ head coach Mark Ferner,
who finished his fourth season behind the bench, assisted by Jason Williamson. â€œItâ€™s not easy right now, but hopefully it will make us a stronger organization, stronger players and better people. But a tough pill to swallow, obviously.â€? Dupuis, Pembrokeâ€™s Game MVP, backstopped the Lumber Kings with just his second shutout of the season, stopping 40 Viper shots. The 20-year-old Orleans, Ont. net detective kept his team alive in the first period, when the Vipers outshot Pembroke 15-5, and was stellar again in the third frame as Vernon desperately tried to find an equalizer. â€œVery good timing to get my second one (shutout)
here. Itâ€™s unbelievable. I donâ€™t even know what to think. Itâ€™s been a great ride all along and I was just happy I could focus for the boys tonight,â€? said Dupuis, who robbed Bryce Kakoske with a quick glove in the first period, and stretched cross-crease to get a toe on a Dave Robinson one-timer in the second. After a tough start to the tournament, Dupuis â€“ 12-1 on the regular season â€“ said he was able to get his game on track in the playoffs. â€œThe round-robin was kind of iffy for me. I was fighting the puck for a few games there and it seems like in the semifinals and finals I just found my groove,â€? he said. Halcrow, who stood tall
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in making 15 second-period stops, including a sensational split save on Kyle Just, recorded 22 saves in a fastflowing game that featured just two minor penalties, both to the Lumber Kings. After a lukewarm start to the tournament, Pembroke head coach Sheldon Keefe, a former Tampa Bay Lightning winger, said it wasnâ€™t until they faced Vernon in their final round-robin game, a 5-2 loss, that his players really picked up their play. â€œThey came at us hard and I think that actually turned our tournament around. We had to raise our gameâ€Śand by the end of that game we knew we could play against the best in this tournament,â€? said Keefe,
who toted his newborn son, Landon, around the ice as the Lumber Kings celebrated their title. He added: â€œWe knew Vernon was going to push and we knew they were going to have their moments. Theyâ€™re too good of a team not to.â€? Vipers graduating from the program include defencemen Stevie Weinstein, Adam Thompson (Vernon Game MVP) and Malcolm Lyles, and forwards Robinson, Kakoske and Kyle Murphy. Ferner credited the returning veterans for helping the rookies. There could be as many as 16 returnees. â€œThey just showed them what it means to be a Vernon Viper and that bodes well for the future of the organization,â€? he said. Thompson and forward Dylan Walchuk were named to the all star-team. Understandably emotional, Robinson said it will take a while for the sting of defeat to fade, but once it does, he will look back on Vernonâ€™s postseason charge with pride. â€œIf you look at our playoff run, it was pretty remarkable. Down 2-0 to Salmon Arm, down 2-1 to Westside, down 2-1 to Spruce Grove. It felt like it was meant to be, but in the end we unfortunately didnâ€™t get a bounce,â€? said the classy Viper captain. â€œIt hurts right now, but in the end, when I look back on it, I think I will be pretty happy about it.â€? When asked about his experience as captain, Robinson added: â€œIt means everything to me. I couldnâ€™t be more grateful for the chance that Mark and Jason and Duncan (Wray, owner) gave me. Itâ€™s been an unbelievable year being the captain in my hometown.â€?
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Continued from B1 In Saturday afternoon semifinal action, Kakoske collected goals in the first and second period as the Vipers grounded the Wellington Dukes of Ontario 4-1. The Lumber Kings doubled tournament host Camrose Kodiaks 4-2 in the other semi. Dukes defenceman Elliott Richardson, a former Viper, netted Wellington’s lone goal during a third-period powerplay, fooling Halcrow with a bouncing dumpin from behind the redline. Vernon closed out the game with goals by Patrick McGillis and Robinson. The Vipers peppered netminder Jordan Ruby with 39 shots, while Halcrow recorded 22 stops for the win.
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The Pembroke Lumber Kings of Ontario celebrate their first-ever Royal Bank Cup championship after their 2-0 win over the Vernon Vipers. SNAKE BITES: Forward Trevor Fitzgerald missed the gold-medal game after sustaining a concussion late in their semifinal against the Dukes…Viper
fans held tailgate parties in the parking lot before their last few games. They cheered loudly as the Vipers left the dressing room and entered the main lobby.
The Vernon Midget AA Sky Chiefs are 4-0 to start the minor baseball season. After stopping West Kelowna and Salmon Arm 10 days ago, the Sky Chiefs swept Kamloops 20-10 and 10-1 in a Sunday doubleheader at beautiful Norbrock Stadium In Game 1, Tyce Koenig pitched three innings, striking out six for the win. Closer Matt Eso went two innings with one K. Rodger Sewell turned in a strong game behind the plate. Riley Mottus went 2-for-2 with two triples, four RBI, one hit by pitch and three runs. Kelly Zoethout was 2-for-2 with two runs and Andrew Farmer was 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs.
In the second game, Taylor Finnie took the win, fanning eight batters and scattered two hits over four innings. Zoethout closed things down in the final three innings, striking out four and allowing one hit. Kenny Batke was solid as catcher. Zoethout also recorded two fine catches in left field. Mottus was 2-for-3
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Vernon Toyota squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Pushor Mitchell Rented Mules of Kelowna in Okanagan Men’s 35+ Soccer League play Monday night at Marshall Field #2. Toyota was without any substitutions for most of the game with two men down to injuries early on. Darrin Collie scored the lone goal by drilling the ball into the back of the net from the six-yard box. Dan Curtis spotted Collie after a great individual effort to save the ball from the end line. Curtis pulled the ball back to his left foot and delivered it with precision to the waiting Collie. Toyota pushed hard for the remainder of the game but failed to capitalize on their chances. Marty Steele was a workhorse for Toyota filling in at striker for an absent John Orton. Once again, the Toyota defensive line was virtually impenetrable and allowed keeper Colin McDonell to have an easy night. In Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ League play, Big O Tire Ogopogos gained their first points of the year with a 1-0 upset
over Okanagan Spring Brewery at Marshall Field #1. The back line of Mike Adams, Volker Otto, Dave Hampton, Rob Culos and Kerry Zubot played a close-checking game against the high-scoring Mike Lloyd and Spring’s other forwards. Adams, freshly back from dealing with his new addition in the family, was the Huggies Man of the Match, doing a superb job as stopper and running the back line with lots of verbal direction. Forward Ruben Cervantes made several great crosses to the front of the Spring net with no luck. Cervantes finally took a shot from the left side into the sun and over the ducking Spring keeper Mike Zuber’s head into the corner of the net. Mark Wasylyk and Henry Czerwonka had great chances in the game as well for the Ogopogos. With three minutes left, Wayne Aasen of Spring went down in the 18-yard box. Lloyd took the kick and blasted it right over Big O keeper Paul Hunter’s head and off the crossbar. Gord Howard scored twice as the Hi-Pro Sportswear Camels bounced
Brandt’s Creek Pub 2-1 at Parkinson. Howard, who was stopped on a breakaway in the second minute, grabbed a rebound off an Al Murphy shot and buried it post and in, midway through the first half. The pub crew equalized moments after Camel midfielder Dan Zieske received a gift pass from the keeper, but shot it right back at him. After a handball by Brandt’s early in the second half, Howard nailed a strike right at the keeper and knocked in the rebound. The Silver Stars shut down the Kelowna Rented Mules 2-0 at Marshall #4. Rick Danyluk’s corner in the 25th minute found Kevin Cowley, who controlled the ball with his first touch and banged it home from 12 yards. The Stars got insurance in the 75th minute when an Art Renaud free kick from the right was headed against the post by sweeper Dan Ondzik and put away by stopper John Burns. Wil Kruiper pulled the hat trick as the North Country Kickers of Kelowna beat Penticton United 4-0, while Salmon Arm grounded Lake Country 3-1.
Meteors’ offence erupts Morning Star Staff
The Johnston-Meier Meteors treated their mothers to a special double header sweep in Bantam baseball action, sweeping Kelowna #3 15-3 and South Okanagan 12-0, Sunday at Creekside Park. In Game 1, the the Meteors put on a batting show as Shelby Hartwig hit an inside-the-park home run, while Mitchell Lukacs cracked a monster of a hit, over the fence, scoring himself and two others as the Meteors mercied Kelowna. Taylor Elliot pitched a great game
and Jacob O’Quinn had the fans on their feet with a spectacular diving catch in field. The boys needed just four innings to mercy South Okanagan. Brayden Damini faced the first 10 batters in the first three innings and Lucas Colgan closed the last inning facing four batters. Jordy Griffiths was 2-for-2 as Vernon’s offence exploded. Vernon received great at bats from Kyle Dennis, Ryan Wiebe, Damini, Lukacs, Frankie Gettis and O’Quinn in both games.
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Wurtele breaks Utah Ironman course mark Morning Star Staff
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Vernon Re/Max Tigers Bayne Bosquet (left) rushes in to assist Nolan Frame (centre) who attempts a shot against South Okanagan Flames netminder Dean Grimm with support from Kees Moisen (right) in junior B lacrosse action Saturday night at Wesbild Centre.
Tigers douse Flames Morning Star Staff
Having an undefeated team come into their rink was thought to be a good early-season test for the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s Vernon Re/Max Tigers. The home team passed the exam. The Cats outscored South Okanagan 6-2 in the final 20 minutes to post a convincing 13-7 win over the Flames Saturday night at Wesbild Centre. “We were pleased with the win as South OK was undefeated coming into our barn on Saturday night and the coaches felt it was a good test for us early in the season,” said head coach Myles Brumpton. “Going into the third we shortened our bench in the attempt to open the game up (it was 7-5 Tigers after 40 minutes), and the outcome was exactly what we were after as the boys improvised their play on the floor, when required, “The team showed serious grit and determination the entire game, and as a collective group, the coaches are very reassured in our group as we feel it speaks volumes about the integrity and type of character that we have on our bench.” Defensively, Brumpton said the Tigers as a unit responded well to their checking assignments and kept South Okanagan’s big guns to the outside for the majority of the game.
Of particular note, Brett Hanna (very strong on the penalty kill), Jake Soleway, Joey Klein (great on the PK as well) and Chris Hamilton all played like tanks as they stapled more than a few bodies to the boards and floor. Brumpton said the tough defensive play really deterred penetration through the middle for the second half of the game. “The team is continuing to adapt positively to the new systems the coaching staff have implemented,” said Brumpton. “ We tweaked their play on the bench (during the game) and they made great strides in adjusting on the fly.” Riley Soleway led the Vernon offence with five goals and an assist while Craig Bigsby chipped in 3+3. Rookie Jay Seaton was a set-up artist, dishing out five assists. Brennan Plante was strong at both ends of the floor, chipping in 2+1 on offence, and solid D and an aggressive forecheck. Special teams was one of the keys to the Tigers’ win as they took 10 penalties and the penalty kill operated at 70 per cent efficiency. The powerplay converted on 55 per cent of their opportunities. The 2-0 Tigers host the winless Kamloops Rattlers (0-3) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesbild Centre. The 0-2-1 Armstrong Shamrocks visit the 1-1-2 Kamloops Venom Saturday night.
Peppers cooled in Summerland tourney Morning Star Staff Vernon H&L Glass Chili Peppers went 1-2 at a Pee Wee girls fastball tournament in Summerland. The Peppers opened with a loss to Castlegar with Lexie Edwards and Alabama Chevrier handling the pitching duties. Bailey Williamson reached base three times in the defeat while Sydney Hughes and Chevier reached base twice. Jonesey was Vernon’s game MVP.
H&L Glass rebounded to knock off Penticton 15-8 with game MVP Jaimee Gosselin and Chevrier responsible for the pitching duties. Offensively, Gosselin had two triples and a single, Hughes had three singles and a walk and Ali Roine added a triple and a single. Vernon finished off the tournament with a tough lastinning loss to Kelowna. Edwards was the game MVP, while Gosselin, who teamed up
with Chevrier to handle the pitching, reached base twice, and Hughes got on base once. The Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge Roadrunners are off to a 3-0 start in midget girls action. The Roadrunners won their season opener, 8-6 over Kelowna, April 26. They won their second game (no score reported) and took their third game, 10-2, over another Kelowna squad, with strong performances from all players at the plate and in the field.
It wasn’t easy, but Vernon native Heather Wurtele successfully defended her title at the Ford Ironman St. George Utah race Sunday. And Wurtele defended the championship in style, setting a new course record of nine hours and 30 minutes. The pro long-distance triathlete, now based out of Kelowna, finished ahead of Americans Jackie Arendt (10:06:36) and Ulie Bromme (10:10:48). According to writer Kevin Mackinnon on the race website, Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow, the Ironman 70.3 world champion, was making her Ironman debut in St. George and, just as she did in Clearwater, Fla. last year, led the way through the swim and bike ride in Utah, wile Wurtele’s day seemed to be going awry. Wurtele was third out of the water and in that position for much of the bike discipline. Over the closing miles of a challenging bike course, though, Wurtele – who trained in St. George for a month prior to the race, giving her great knowledge of the course – rode herself into second place, closing the gap between
herself and Swallow to 5:28. Swallow would quickly succumb to a lingering foot injury – she was passed within a few miles of the marathon by a surging Wurtele and eventually dropped out of the race at 11 miles. The rest of the women in the field steadily lost time to Wurtele through the rest of the marathon – her 3:14 marathon got her across the line in 15th overall. Wurtele is fast being recognized as one of the top long-distance female triathletes in the world. Her husband,
Trevor, recently placed ninth in the Pro Elites in Ironman New Orleans, and will next compete in Connecticut in early June. Three other North Okanagan residents competed in Utah. Virginia Sellar of Vernon was sixth in her women’s 35-39 age group (204th overall) in a time of 11:16:47. Vernon’s Simon Craig’s time of 11:35:13 was good for 41st in the men’s 40-44 age category (260th overall), and Coldstream’s Eric Jewell was 433rd overall (73rd in the men’s 30-34 class) in 12:23:16.
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Early goal propels U14 United to victory Morning Star Staff
The Vernon United U14 boys stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games Sunday with a 2-0 ThompsonOkanagan Youth Rep Soccer League win over Revelstoke. Zac Kronbauer, from Lucas Ross and Jorden Dewing, opened the scoring at the eightminute mark to give Vernon the early lead. Midway through the first half, Cameron Hitch fired a bullet off the crossbar on a free kick from 20 yards out, but Revelstoke was able to clear the rebound. It was 1-0 Vernon at the half. Just into the second half, Kronbauer banged another shot off the crossbar on a great individual effort. His tenacity was rewarded just 10 minutes later when he scored his second of the game on a great cross from fireball Matthew Kreutz. United got strong games from midfielders Kody Glinsbockel and Brandon Melbourne, as well as from defenders Shayne Groeneveld and Chase Larsen. Back-up keeper Bryce Dyck earned the shutout. Vernon travels to Couer d’Alene, Idaho to play in the 20th Annual Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament this weekend. ■ The U12 rep development Silver Star Mountain Lions #1 showed a lot of grit and determination Sunday in Kamloops, posting a 2-2 tie against Kelowna #1 and a 4-1 win over Kamloops Orange. In their first match of the day, Kelowna United took a 2-0 first-half lead over the Lions. However, the Vernon side stormed back shortly after their keeper, Shane Pelkey, had to leave the game after suffering an injury while bravely stopping a Kelowna breakaway. Malcolm Wiens started the comeback after he found Jared Quibell on the right side of the pitch, with a through ball. Quibell fended off a Kelowna
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Vernon United’s Alexandra Lockwood is pursued by Kelowna United’s Grace Demug in U11 girls soccer action Sunday at Marshall Field. defender and then beat the United keeper with a low shot to the left. Inspired by their goal, the Mountain Lions kept the pressure on and were rewarded for their efforts with only two minutes left in the game, as Reed Cashato slotted the ball just inside the post after a goal-mouth scramble. Connor London and Quibell had their initial shots blocked, but Cashato was not denied, tying the game. “It was a great effort by the boys,” said Mountain Lions #1 coach Rolf Hirschkorn. “It would have been easy for the boys to fold after being down 2-0, but they played with fire in their bellies and rallied for a deserved tie.” Langdon Kersey was noted for his strong midfield play, as was Wilson Stewart. Charis Ondrik was praised for his outstanding defence and for filling in as goalie for the remainder of the match, making several key saves. In their second match of the day against Kamloops Orange, it was the Quibell Show. Ondrik’s monster goal kick found Quibell just
past centre. Quibell then raced past the Kamloops defender and beat the Orange keeper to the left, scoring only seconds into the second half. Quibell then added his second goal of the match one minute later, when Mees Geelkerken sent Quibell in on a semi breakaway. Quibell fended off the Kamloops defender and found the right side of the net. After 20 minutes of back and forth soccer, Peter Hirschkorn sent Quibell in on a through ball that Quibell onetimed and ripped the ball past the Kamloops keeper. In the 56th minute, Reece Schroeder set Quibell free once again on the right side of the pitch. Quibell drew the Orange defence to him and then skillfully slotted the ball across the 18-yard box to Geelkerken, who finished clinically to give Vernon a 4-0 lead. Silver Star keeper Ondrik was finally beaten with only two minutes to go. “Charis (Ondrik) was amazing in net”, said coach Hirschkorn. Peter Hirschkorn, Schroeder and London were also praised for their strong defensive
play, as were Cashato and Geelkerken for their tireless play in midfield. ■ The Silver Star Mountain Lions U12 #2 squad extended their winning streak with a 3-0 win over Penticton in a game played in Kamloops. Malcolm Wiens scored early in the first half off a corner from Owen Burnet to give the Lions a 1-0 lead, which keeper Wyatt Carter preserved in the second half when he stopped a penalty kick. Kenzel Aarts and Wiens added second half goals for United, whose winning streak was stopped later in the
day by Kamloops. Morgan Nichols, Aaron Botterill and Josh Hyer played strong games in defence against Penticton. Liam Hennig and Kevin Thibault controlled the midfield. MVP Carter earned the shutout. ■ Vernon United U13 suffered a 4-1 setback in Kelowna on Mother’s Day. United started out strong, putting pressure on the hosts and pursuing the ball with determination. The hard work was rewarded early as United earned a corner, taken by Nick Klymchyk whose cross was met by the head of
Justin Haverkamp. The ball then pinballed off off Cole Benjaminsen and a Kelowna defender before going in. Vernon almost made it 2-0 as Bryn Bedard’s shot clanged off the post. Vernon played some of its best soccer of the year as they pressed with many through balls to speedsters Gage Kopp and Benjaminsen. Defenders Daniel Aspenlieder, Logan Imrich, Jeremy Purvis and Troy Atkinson held a strong line throughout the first half. Midfielder Ben Moss showed some nice touches and Haverkamp showed a lot of hustle. Kelowna equalized just before the break, and added three more goals in the second half, including the last goal that deflected off a United defender and handcuffed keeper Austin White. ■ The Vernon United U18 girls gave a gutsy effort in a 3-0 loss against Kelowna. Playing without any subs, the girls kept Kelowna in check for most of the first half, but the rain and wet grass created some difficulty for keeper Cassandra Otto as the ball skipped between her hands for the only goal of the first half. The Vernon girls continued their intensity and had their chances to tie it up in the second half but the Kelowna goalie was up to the task.
With only 15 minutes remaining, United lost a player due to work commitments and had to finish the game with only 10. Kelowna scored their other two goals in the final 10 minutes. The Vernon defence, led by centre back Cayla Brown, who had an outstanding game, continued to turn back the Kelowna team. ■ Vernon United U12 girls’ weekend results fluctuated like the weather. United#1 and United #2 each had a loss and a tie in four games in Kamloops. Vernon #1 tied Kelowna 2-2 with Kendra Ostafie scoring on a free kick. Maddie Findlay-Proctor added the second goal in front of Caleb Pope. United then lost 4-1 to Kamloops. Cayleigh Graham scored Vernon’s lone goal. United #2 suffered a 4-0 setback to Kamloops White, and tied Kamloops Blue 1-1 in a game Vernon led until 50 minutes in. Rowie Dunlop had Vernon’s only marker. ■ Vernon United bowed 4-0 in U16 girls action to host Kelowna. Rookie keepers Danika Damini and Danielle Butler worked hard but could not stop the strong kelowna team. Marisa Berg, Kendall Tomiak, Emma Tassie and Dory Geelkerken put in solid showings.
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Okanagan Mission Huskies’ Patric Chore (centre) tries to break away from Kal Lakers’ Thomas Hettrich (left) and Austin Westgarde in senior AA boys rugby action Monday at Kalamalka Secondary. Kal won 10-7, getting tries from Nathan Meyer and Grade 10 call up Austin Westgarde. The Laker forwards played well to secure a number of turnovers and the backs tackled well. Winger Kevin Pontious and centre Hayden Jones enjoyed strong defensive games.
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Kaszas lifts Jackals Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Jackals brushed back the Merritt Barbarians 21-3 in Okanagan Rugby Union action Saturday in the Nicola Valley. Pearse Wylie, Adam Morad and Josh Cooper scored tries for the Jackals, who got three conversions from Rob Miles. It was the hardest-fought battle of the season for Vernon, who improved to 4-0. “We got beat in the first half,” said Miles. “Merritt came out strong and controlled the first half. Every time Vernon went to do something, Merritt was there defending it.” A lazy penalty by Vernon led to a penalty kick by Merritt for the only points of the first half. The Jackals came out inspired in the second half with Dion Kaszas a tacking machine. Midway through the second half, Wylie scored on a well-played ball. The teams went nose-to-nose trying to fight for the winning try, and with eight minutes left, Vernon posted a goal-line stand for the ages. Bryan Bateman, a longtime member, said: “I’ve never seen a stand like that before by Vernon. It was a complete momentum shifter. We played defence for a solid hard five minutes and merrit was unable to score, it showed so much character for our team.” With three minutes left, Vernon pushed their way down the field to get into scoring position. Kaszas pushed
for the end zone and led to the ball being held up for a no try. Shortly after, Morad pushed for the try with Kaszas assist. off the returning kick off vernon was able to march down to get the game wining try by josh cooper. “This was a hard-fought game and a hard-fought win, but it showed that we are able to fight back,” said captain Mike Scheller. Added Garth Cook: “We didn’t start pretty but we were able to get the victory and that all that matters in league play.” Vernon plays host to defending provincial champion Prince George Gnats and the local tier two Kelowna Crows on Saturday at Grahame Park with action starting at 1 p.m. “We encourage fans of rugby to come out and watch for what is sure to be a great day of rugby,” said Bateman.
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Fair helps make health accessible Morning Star Staff
response to it. There will be enterThe Diversity Health Fair invites tainment all day and workshops everyone to come out Friday for a in the afternoon. Because health day of health information and is emotional as well as physical, screening, interactive health dis- we are sponsoring a workshop plays, international food and on social networking and cyberbullying for elementary school entertainment and door prizes. children.” There will be more Grade 4 and than 20 exhibitors and 5 students from displays representing Okanagan Landing key health topics and and Mission Hill translators on site. The Schools will be day includes a chance taking part in to see food demonthe RCMP workstrations and sample shop and Global the results, try henna, Education high yoga, and origami and school students will let the children enjoy be volunteers at the kids’ corner. the workshop and “Some immigrants, with other events and other people in the — Tanis Farina throughout the day. community, are not The workshop aware of all the health will cover bullying, services there are. They may be held back because of lan- discrimination and racism. “This is always a really exciting guage or cultural customs about health care,” said Tanis Farina, day and we like to see so many settlement counselor with the different community members of Vernon and District Immigrant all ages interacting and getting Services Society, which sponsors to know each other. The interest keeps growing,” said Farina. the Diversity Health Fair. Everyone is welcome to the She and Wendy Zarr, settlement counselor, are co-coordinators of Diversity Health Fair (free admission) which takes place Friday from the fair. “This is our fourth fair and we 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schubert have always had a very positive Centre.
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Horse lovers gather at equine affair Morning Star Staff
Tina Schoenbach and Ringo participate in the Okanagan Breeders Equine Affair and Showcase taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. “Some tables are still available if you would like to participate; plus you get free advertising on our website too,” said Roman. The South Central Quarter Horse Association will present the ever popular AQHA test ride. “This is an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to receive a brief one-on-one riding lesson
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Local area horse breeders and equine enthusiasts will be gathering at the Armstrong Fairgrounds this weekend for the Okanagan Breeders Equine Affair and Showcase. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, the fun event will feature speakers, educational displays, test rides, a trade fair, and a consignment tack sale with most events starting at 10 a.m. each day. “There will be stallions on display, horses for sale, horse training demos and lectures each day and more,” added Nancy Roman with the Okanagan Breeders Group. Some of the demonstrations/speakers include Dr. Britt Mills, DVM (of Armstrong); horse training with Carl Woods (Peachland); horse training with Jandana Ranch (Pinantan Lake, outside Kamloops); horse training with Ross Munsey (Armstrong); Okanagan Miniature Horse Club; and dressage with Tina Schoenbach and Sonya Campbell, (Salmon Arm). The trade fair exhibitors will offer a full line of products, tack and services for everyone.
on a quarter horse. Lessons are free and time slots are limited, so be sure to sign up early,” said Roman. The consignment tack sale, hosted by the Armstrong Enderby Riding Club, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Those interested in participating are asked to bring in their good quality and clean tack and equestrian clothing to
drop off near the Armstrong Fairground barns on Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. Also back by request will be the sale horse showcase, a private treaty sale where horses will be pre-advertised and available on-site for prospective buyers to see and possibly try out. “(This is) great exposure for those looking to sell a horse,” said Roman. In addition, there will be a Saturday evening gala starting at 6 p.m. in the Agriplex for some fun and entertainment. Spectators can enjoy an obstacle driving derby hosted by the Okanagan Miniature Horse Club, a free jump demonstration, enabling stallions and sale horses to demonstrate their jumping ability, along with a pas de deux dressage demonstration, a pairs reining demonstration, and breed demonstrations featuring unique breeds such as the Curly horse, the Peruvian, the Caspian and the Friesian. Admission to all events is free. More information on the weekend is available at www. okbreedersgroup.com, or call Roman at 250-546-9922.
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‘Stalk’ up on rhubarb season
high oxalic acid content urray for rhuand many people quesbarb season! tion whether or not they I finally got can be added to their to work outside this compost pile. past week and The answer to my delight is yes, they found my rhucan be combarb almost posted safely ready to be cut as the acid and used. is quickly This first broken down, vegetable of diluted, and the season, pH balanced well, OK, Cathi Litzenberger resulting in “fruit” to most a compost of us, is a that is almost identical member of the sorrel to that without rhubarb family, which actually leaves. makes it a vegetable. Today I have two Rhubarb originated rhubarb dessert recipes from Asia some 2,000 you may like to try. years ago and was used by the Chinese primarRhubarb Bavarian ily for medicinal purBase: poses. It wasn’t until 1 cup sifted flour the 18th century that it 1/4 tsp. salt was grown for culinary 2 tbsp. sugar purposes in Britain and 1/2 cup softened America. butter or margarine Rhubarb is rich in Topping: vitamin C and dietary 4 cups diced rhufiber among many other properties. The leaves are barb 1/4 cup water poisonous due to their
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1-1/4 cup sugar 2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin 1/3 cup cold water Red food colouring (optional) 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped or whipped topping of choice Base: Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Spread evenly in bottom of a greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 F. until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool. Topping: Combine rhubarb, 1/4 cup water, and sugar in a saucepan and simmer on medium-low until rhubarb is tender, stirring occasionally. Soak gelatin in 1/3 cup cold water. Add hot rhubarb. Stir until dissolved. Add food colouring if using. Chill until partially set, then fold in
whipped cream. Turn onto base and chill until firm, about 3 hours. Serves 9. Go Anywhere Rhubarb Squares
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Base: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup butter Filling: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups finely chopped fresh rhubarb (can use frozen too) For the base, combine flour and powdered sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Press into the bottom of a greased 11-inch X 7-inch X 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 F. for 12 minutes. For filling, combine first 4 ingredients. Stir in rhubarb; pour over warm crust. Bake at 350
Roses for every taste
noticed a very beautiful shrub in full bloom at the front of Hospice House. I am told it is a P.J.M. rhododendron. It is a mass of blossoms in an unusual shade of blue, almost purple. This item may not be available at every garden centre. Do not plant any rhodos without checking them for hardiness. Many of the beautiful plants you see at the Coast will not survive in the Interior. This may sound like a cracked record, but I am always asked for advice on the best roses to plant. Some people want lots of flowers, some people want highly scented, some people want hardy plants. In the category of hardiness, I have no problem with the Morden series. Number one is called Cuthbert Grant, a nice red. Morden Centennial is a very good one, Morden blush is a lowgrowing one with good
fragrance. A very good climber is called John Davis, it has a good fragrance. There are hundreds of hybrid teas that come in all colours. The most fraFred Lyall grant H.T. is called Double Delight. There are a lot
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of older varieties that are hard to beat. Try Electron, Esmeralda, Midas Touch, Oregold, Just Joey, Sexy Rexy, Olympiad, Sunsprite, Sea Pearl and Ainsley Dickson. There is a variety that is very hard and a continuous bloomer that is available in red or pink called Bonica. I prefer one called Royal
Bonica. There is a whole series that comes from Britain called David Austin English Series. They produce beautiful flowers and are a good bet. They should be planted about four feet apart as some of the plants are fairly large. Call me at 250-5427399 for more information if you wish.
Marty Kelly presents
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This benefit concert is by donation. No tickets are printed. Each year hundreds of moms/ children begin a new life via the Womens Centre. All proceeds assist in this beautiful transition.
Free Seminars: Liz Thompson, Janome Western Education Consultant, will be in Vernon at Findlays Vacuums and Sewing Machines on Thursday, May 19 giving three demonstration seminars. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Embroidery See new Embroidery Software from Janome and demonstrations of Embroidery Sewing Machines and accessories. 1:30 - 3:30 pm - All Purpose Sewing Accessory feet, quilting and embellishment demos. Trunk Show of garments, quilts and crafts.
6:00 - 8:00 pm - More sewing ideas, serging and coverhem machine demos.
Friday— May 13— 8PM See you there & Spread the word! Need more info? contact Marty Kelly email: email@example.com
Poster supplied by Really small Vernon Press
Pizza supplied by Panago Pizza
These seminars are free, but please pre-register by calling 250-549-2730.
Vacuum & Sewing 549-2730 • ANDRE’S PLAZA (next to the Village Green Mall)
B8 Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - The Morning Star
Community Calendar MAY 11
Feature Event: Annual Enderby Plant and Manure Sale May 14
LIVING WELL DRIVING WELL WORKSHOP BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation hosts this practical workshop for mature drivers May 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Schubert Centre. Assess your driving skills and habits. Update your knowledge of vehicle safety features and road regulations. Pre-register by calling 250-550-7840. BUOYANT BUDDIES CANCER SURVIVOR PADDING TEAM We are a group of high energy happy ladies who love to be out on the water exercising and making lifelong friends. We welcome anyone who has had breast cancer to come down to Swan Lake and join in the fun. Our practices are Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and last about one hour. We have a professional coach who is very aware and qualified to deal with any special issues you may have. Give us a call, and give us a try...you will be so happy you did! For info., call Jenny at 250-558-0806 or Eileen at 250-558-4684. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE 50+ are welcome to come out for a fun game of bridge, 3310-37th Ave., Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our newly renovated billiard and shuffleboard room is now open. Enjoy a game Monday through Friday, 830 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. FEDERAL SUPERANNUATES SPRING LUNCHEON Coming up soon, so please make arrangements to pick up your ticket or confirm your attendance so we can make final arrangements. Call Gisele at 250-545-8571 as soon as possible. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ May 11, coffee night at Talk’n Donkey, 3923-32nd St., 7 p.m. Open mic, bring your voice, guitar or other unplugged instrument for evening of live music and fun and meet new and old friends. Call Dot by Tuesday if attending, 250-5424042. THE VERNON & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Meets Wednesday May 11 at its Resource Centre, lower level, Peace Lutheran Church 1204-30th Ave. The main program will be “Using the Internet to find books for your Genealogy Research,” presented by Marina Crawford. She will cover Worldcat, Amicus, Google Books and others. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; beginners’ class at 6:30; sharing time and announcements 7 p.m.; main program 7:30. Further information: 250-542-4902. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CRISIS LINE TRAINING The PIN Crisis Intervention Society is looking for men and women to help volunteer for its crisis line. Volunteers needed to staff 24-hour crisis line, provide support, referrals and crisis intervention services. We offer non-judgmental support to those in emotional need. Training is over two weekends. Begins Friday evening May 27 and runs May 28 and 29; then one more weekend, Friday evening, June 10, June 11 and 12. To book interview, call 250-545-8074. We will accept people into class until May 24 or until we reach capacity. FOURTH ANNUAL PERENNIAL PLANT EXCHANGE Runs to May 15, Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, side door, with table set up. A great way to thin out your extra perennials and maybe gain some new ones. Drop off plants at the centre, include name of plant and details on care. Week two of exchange open for those who don’t have plants to take some. INNER WHEEL CLUB OF VERNON Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, September to June. We meet at 11:30 a.m. at Temptasian Restaurant on Anderson Way for lunch. If you would like to join us, please call Sandie at 545-9586. GOOD FOOD BOX ORDERING REMINDER Give yourself, a friend, or a family in need, the gift of healthy eating this month. A familysized box of nutritious fruits and vegetables with easy seasonal recipes is available at the amazingly low price of $15 ($9 for a smaller box for one or two people). Orders must be in by the second Wednesday of the month for pick up on the third Thursday. Call Diane at 250 -306-7800 for details or go to www.goodfoodbox.net KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETS The second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion. All members and wives welcome. Call 542-8030 or 542-7760 for info.
nderby & District Garden Club’s Annual Plant and Manure Sale takes place at the Lions’ gazebo at Riverside Park in Enderby on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Plants from $1 to $8 will be available as well as 35 lbs. bags of goat manure for $2.50, delivered locally for $3. What a deal and it’s the real thing. In addition, we will have on hand a master gardener who can help with advice and information. There will also be an ongoing hypertufa demo by Maureen Walker and the public can participate for a small fee. Please bring rubber gloves and a 2x2 piece of plywood to carry home your work of art. This annual sale is a major fund-raiser that the garden club uses for community projects such as tree planting, Cornerstone Garden maintenance, and helping with the gardens at Parkview Place and Granville Getaway. For more info contact Jette at (250) 838-6643.
THE VERNON LAPIDARY CLUB (ROCKHOUNDERS) Meets the second Wednesday in the Vernon Arts Centre in Polson Park at 7:30 p.m., everyone welcome, no obligations. Call 542-0616 or 545-1274 for more information. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Vernon Arts Centre at Polson Park, 10 a.m. New members and guests welcome. For more info., call Gail Werschler at 549-5237 or check out our Web site at okanaganartistsleague.ca FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Vernon auxiliary No. 3557 welcomes grand madam president Mary Myers May 11. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. THE GOOD FOOD BOX ENDERBY Pay for your box every second Wednesday, no later than 5 p.m., at Baron’s Real Estate, Century 21. Boxes can be picked up every third Thursday between noon and 3:45 p.m., Anglican Church hall. For more info., please call 838-6298.
MAY 12 FRIENDS OF KALAMALKA LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK AGM Everyone welcome to join us at our annual general meeting May 12 at 7:30 p.m., People Place, room 006. Guest speaker: Harold Sellers, provincial coordinator for BC’s Trans Canada Trail, speaking on BC’s Trans Canada Trail . BC Parks area supervisor Kevin Wilson will be in attendance with a parks update and to answer questions. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. VERNON CAMERA CLUB Meeting May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (2704A Hwy 6, at the east entrance to Polson Park). Learn how to take better photographs by hearing an evaluation of club-members photographs. Please bring a $1 drop-in fee. For further information see the website www. vernoncameraclub.com or contact Ken James at 250-541-0713 or Vivian Merchant at 250-549-2913. FASD COMMUNITY MEETING If you are working with, interested in or living with a child/youth or adult with FASD we would like to invite you to attend our meeting May 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at NONA Child Development Centre, 2802-34th St. For more information contact Lorraine Donald at 549-1281. CANADIAN SOCIETY OF QUESTERS VERNON Guest speaker for the May 12 meeting will be Renate Jung – “Healing in the Hologram”, which is a unique way to heal, transform and expand consciousness. Renate does energy work that accesses patterns in the ‘field’ and makes changes directly, rather than running or channelling energy. The divine matrix connects everything and everyone and when accessed, allows us to collapse the current reality. The hologram seems to become fluid and changeable and the whole being is provided with new information and possibili-
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ties. Remarkable transformation and healing can happen. Renate wants to share how each of us can step into the matrix, zero point or quantum field. All are welcome. YAPPY HOUR: FUNDRAISER FOR THE ROAD HOME Join us at the Yappy Hour, a fundraiser for The Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society. This casual cocktail party takes place May 12 at Okanagan Spirits, 6 to 8 p.m.-ish. Cocktails by Okanagan Spirits, yappatizers by Gumtree Catering. Tickets only $20. For more information, visit www.TheRoadHome.ca or call 250-3090940. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB BIKE RIDE May 12 will be 52 km mostly level ride in Sicamous-Malakwa area. Group leaves Village Green Mall parking lot 8:30 a.m. for carpool. Bring lunch. Helmets required. Call Colina at 250-558-3356 for more information. ANNUAL PRAYER MEMORIAL FOR THE UNBORN The Vernon & Area Pro-Life Society invites everyone May 12 at noon at Cenotaph Park, 31st Ave./31st St. We will remember the millions of victims of abortion in Canada and pray for our country and all those hurting due to abortion. Bring your lawn chair please. MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE B.C. Schizophrenia Society Vernon/Salmon Arm holds annual general meeting May 16 from noon to 1 p.m. at the People Place, room 006, 3402-27th Ave. Join us for a sandwich lunch after the business part of the meeting. Please RSVP to Dianne at 250-260-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12. YOGA & MEDITATION CLASSES Space for Yoga invites to you another round of introductory classes in Armstrong! The strengthening and rejuvenating flow of poses balances body and mind and makes you feel alive and relaxed. Followed by some time in silent meditation to reconnect into this place of peace within. For further information, call Victoria at 250-546-0917, e-mail spaceforyoga@ live.ca or come Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at the United Church Hall in Armstrong (across Home Hardware). Please bring mat, blanket and sitting cushion, if you have. Classes by donation ($11 suggested). TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) CHAPTER #4844 Meets Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Alpine Centre, #34. It’s $30 to join, and then $5 a month. For more information, call M. Schmolke at 250-545-8124. KNITTING CIRCLE ARMSTRONG We invite you to a relaxing evening of sharing, learning and meeting new friends. Bring a project — needles and yarn — or just yourself. Beginners always welcome. Now accepting yarn donations for local charitable projects. See www.knittingcircle.ca or call Judy at 546-9475 or Marlene at 546-6325. We meet first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
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Community Calendar BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden Friday, May 13, 7:00-8:45 pm. Vernon Library 3001 32nd Ave. Drop-in class, no registration necessary. Fees $10/adults, $5/students & seniors. Guided meditations and a teaching on using Buddhist Wisdom in a practical way to solve our everyday challenges. For information www.dorjechang.ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ May 13, jam night at The Blue Ox in Lumby, 8 p.m. House band is the Mable Lickers. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 for more details. PRIME WEEKEND Marriage weekend May 13 and 14 at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. For more information or to register, contact Hellmut Noelle at 250-545-3390, ext. 202 or e-mail to email@example.com GARAGE/YARD SALE Hosted by the Okanagan Humane Society May 13 to 15, to raise money to continue our spay/neuter program and care for abandoned and feral cats and kittens. Your donation of good quality household, yard and garden items would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call Hazel at 250-542-1707 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. DANCE AT THE ENDERBY SENIORS’ COMPLEX May 13 from 2-4 The Black Velvet Band is playing. Everyone welcome. THE ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE Public program: Astronomy — Starry Skies May 13 at 7:30 p.m., 250 Allan Brooks Way, off Commonage Rd. Admission by donation. Explore the night sky with members of the Royal Astronomical Club who will be on hand to help explore the many stars in the night sky. The public can look through the large Science Centre telescope; we recommend if you have access to a pair of binoculars or telescope bring it along. You will see Saturn, the moon and the May stars surrounding us that are invisible to the unaided eye. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ May 13, Bocce Ball, Creekside Park. Call 260-5238 by Thursday if playing. Weather permitting. Meet 4 p.m. for appies at Alexander’s Pub. FOURTH ANNUAL DIVERSITY HEALTH FAIR Hosted by Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society May 13, opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and the Exhibitor Hall open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Promoting Physical & Emotional Wellbeing” and there will be over 20 exhibitors displaying information on new and existing health services as well as interactive activities, healthy food demonstrations, a kids’ area and much more. Around 200 elementary students, Grades 4, 5 and 6, will also be attending the fair this year to take part in a presentation from RCMP school liaison Kathy Szoboticsanec, about cyber-bullying and discrimination. ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY ANNUAL GARAGE/ GARDEN SALE Tenth annual sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 & 14 at 3205 22nd St. Check out our great selection of household items and our even greater prices. Plants and manure will be available as well.
To donate, please drop items at the sale location Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or phone Barb at 250-260-7805 or Heather at 250-542-7203 to arrange pick up. All proceeds to our spay/neuter and emergency vet care assistance programs. HERITAGE GARDENING PRESENTATION The Friends of Fintry present a Spring Plant Festival public lecture by Barry Agar, Head Gardener, Hatley Park, Royal Roads University on “Heritage Gardening at Royal Roads” May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna. Tickets $15 at the door (cash or cheque only.) The following day, May 14, Agar will be available to answer questions at the Spring Festival, at the Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park. FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET Another of Vernon’s favourite farmers’ markets re-opens for the season May 13, next to SportChek, north end of Village Green Centre parking lot. Growing variety of inseason fruit and vegetables, plus crafts, jewelry, ethnic foods, baking and much more. Open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., this helpful and friendly market offers lots of easy, free parking and it’s a “great place to stock up for the weekend!” FINTRY SPRING PLANT FESTIVAL May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park. Gardening advice will be available from master gardeners and garden clubs, plants and seeds will be on sale together with arts and crafts. Westside musicians will play from the veranda, and children of all ages will be invited to play games on the front lawn. Lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Tour of Manor House and Barns: adults $5, children under 12 free. VERNON & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE May 14 at RONA parking lot, on 58th Ave., Vernon, at 7:30 a.m., and will featured Heritage varieties of tomato plants, perennials, bagged worm castings, bagged screened compost, and dahlias etc. More info. at 250-549-2189. GARAGE SALE May 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Kindale building on Patterson Ave. in Armstrong. Proceeds to the Haugen Society. We’ll have craft supplies galore. To donate, please call 250-546-9813. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ May 14, dance to music of Kath and the Tomcats, Army & Navy Club, 2500-46th Ave. Music runs 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., with great blues and rock. No cover. Call Dot by Friday if attending, so seats can be saved, 250-542-4042. GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI Saturday, May 14 at 3917-13th St. in East Hill. Multi-family items from furniture to toys to electronics to clothes to kitchen items. Donations still being accepted. Hot dogs and face painting for the kids or young at heart! Money to support a local team going to Haiti to help at a medical clinic and orphanage. Call Judy at 250-545-8877 for info. QUILTS IN COLDSTREAM Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall will once again be filled to the rafters with artfully displayed vintage, traditional, and contemporary quilts as the Coldstream Quilters and
the Women’s Institute join forces to present Quilts Brenda Hala’s or call Michele at 250-546-8977 or in Coldstream V May 14 from 9:30 until 3:30. The Brenda at 250-546-6048. event will include a quilt draw, sale of homemade KELOWNA SINGLES CLUB DANCES May 14, gifts, and a tea. Admission is by donation with Rutland Centennial Hall, 180A Rutland Rd. N. all proceeds to the Vernon SPCA. The Women’s Kelowna. Music by Glory Days, Hawaiian theme. Institute Hall is located at 9909 Kalamalka Lake Doors open 7 p.m. Dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Bar Rd. For more info. call Buffie Moir at 542-0183. and refreshments available at reasonable cost. Light MODEL TRAIN SHOW May 14 from 10 a.m. to lunch at 10:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: members 5 p.m., Paddlewheel Hall, Okanagan Landing. $9; non-members $12. Memberships $12 per year. Displays, vendors, auctions, snack bar and all things Call 250-763-1355 or 250-763-1867. trains. Kids playground on the beach. Presented by VERNON JAPANESE CULTURAL SOCIETY (the the North Okanagan Model Railroaders. Admission Fujinkai) are holding their second annual Spring is $5 for adults, $10 for families, kids under 12 free Festival (Haru Matsuri) at the Vernon Japanese if accompanied by an adult. Cultural Centre on Bella Vista Road, Sunday, May NATIONAL GARAGE SALE FOR SHELTER May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: is $10/family; $5/ 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Royal LePage parking adult; $2/child. Experience the culture of Japan, lot, 4007-32nd St., Vernon. Great deals for a great from sushi-making to origami to judo display and cause, a fun charity event in support of the Royal more. LePage Shelter Foundation that is restoring hope to more than 30,000 women and children across Canada. FREE DRAGON BOAT OPEN HOUSE May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. With loads of new equipment and great programs, Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre welcomes all to come and try dragon boat paddling. Spend summer on the water enjoying this fun team sport; prepare for the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 13. VRPC off Hwy 97 on Swan Lake. For info., call Lisa at 250-938- 7769, OKANAGAN BREEDERS EQUINE AFFAIR May 14-15, Armstrong Fairgrounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Stallions, horses for sale, demos/speakers, trade show, AQHA test ride, and used tack sale. Special free Saturday night gala in Agriplex at 6 p.m. Info, call Nancy Roman at 250-546-9922 or see www. Start any Sprott-Shaw okbreedersgroup.com CAMP HURLBURT FUNDRAISER Helping Community College kids experience Camp Hurlburt, May 14 program between starting 5 p.m., Trinity United Church Hall. May 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011 Fabulous supper, silent auction, entertainment. Tickets at the church office and the and earn up to $1,000 Bean Scene, 3300 Alexis Park Dr.: $20 each; towards tuition. $15 students and seniors; $50 for family of *conditions apply four. BBQ FOR B.C. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ScotiaBank Village Green branch on 27th Street will be hosting a barbecue for the B.C. Children’s Hospital on Saturday, May 14 } Civil Litigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. COPA KIDS FREE FLY DAY The } Conveyancing Vernon Flying Club members will host this } Family Law event May 14. They will be volunteering their time, aircraft and fuel, to introduce young peo- LIMITED SEATS forJune & July Classes. ple from 7- 17 years of age to experience the Enroll Today! thrill and excitement of flying in a light aircraft from the Vernon Airport, and it’s Call Our Vernon: absolutely free for COPA KIDS. This is a new Campus program launched by The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, COPA, in 2009. TACK SALE May 14-15 at the North Okanagan Join us on Facebook: Breeders Group Showcase Weekend, http://facebook.com/sprottshaw Armstrong Fairgrounds. Consignment packages are available at The Price is Right or
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Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all other applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. †Receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2011 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S)/Edge (excluding SE)] / [Taurus (excluding SE)/ Flex (excluding SE)/ Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of / months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for / months, monthly payment is [$833.33]/[$500.00], cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ††Receive $500/$1,000 /$1,500 /$2,000 /$3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/$4,500/ $5,500/$6,000/$6,500/ $7,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, Fiesta S, Escape I4 Manual/Mustang 2DR Coupe V6 Value Leader, Taurus SE, E-Series, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4X2, F-350 Chassis Cabs, F-450, F-550/Fusion S, Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/2012 Mustang GT (excluding Boss 302)/ Focus (excluding S), Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/ Fusion (excluding S)/ Mustang GT/ Expedition, F-150 Regular cab (excluding XL 4X2)/Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL)/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs). All GT500, F-150 Raptor and Medium Truck models are excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ‡Offer only valid from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Canadian Costco membership on or before March 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302 & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The new vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/ Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.^Fuel efficiency based on ratings of 2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada vehicles. Total of 5 Best in Class models: Fiesta (B Car), Fusion Hybrid (CD Car), Escape Hybrid (Small Utility), F-Series (Full Size Pick Up inclusive of F-150 and Super Duty), and Transit Connect (Full Size Bus/Van). Classes per R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. (Canada). Fuel ratings (excluding Super Duty) are based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment and driving habits. ‡‡Class is Subcompact Cars. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 Automatic SFE Package: 6.8L/100km city and 4.9L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Comparison data based on Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Subcompact Cars and R.L. Polk B-Car (excluding Diesel) classifieds. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. Models shown [2011 Fiesta SE and S Sedan 1.6L I-4 engine with 5-speed Manual transmission]: 7.1L/100km (40 MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53 MPG) Hwy. #Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 Focus SE Sedan Duratec 2.0L I-4 engine[6-speed Automatic transmission with available SFE Package]/ Starting From Model: 2012 Focus S Sedan 2.0L I-4 engine with 5-speed Manual transmission ]: [7.2L/100km (39 MPG) city and 4.8L/100km (59 MPG) hwy] / [7.8L/100km (39 MPG) city and 4.8L/100km (59 MPG) hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ±Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2011 Fusion S 2.5L I-4 engine with 6-speed Manual transmission: 9.5L/100km (30 MPG) city and 6.2L/100km (46 MPG) hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits.
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Penticton to hold binding referendum on prison Litke, the only member of council not to have voted to advance two potential Penticton sites for the correctional centre.
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Smokers get government help for quitting Black Press
B.C. smokers who want to quit can get 12 weeks worth of nicotine gum or patches starting in September. Premier Christy Clark announced the program Monday, making good on another one of the promises made in her campaign for the leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party. The program will cover prescription anti-smoking therapies through
PharmaCare. The government estimates it will cost between $15 million and $25 million annually, depending on how many smokers take advantage of it. The B.C. health ministry estimates that 6,000 people die each year from cancer, heart disease and other smoking-related illness. The cost to the B.C. economy is approximately $2.3 billion annually, including $605 million for direct
“Quitting cold turkey can be tough, and quit smoking aids can help people...” — Scott McDonald health-care costs. Clark said the province also collects $682 million in revenue from tobacco taxes, and some of that should be used to help people break
their tobacco addiction. The health ministry will work with the B.C. Lung Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, the Canadian
Cancer Society, B.C. Pharmacy Association, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health authorities and the B.C. Medical Association on the method to implement the program. “Quitting cold turkey can be tough, and quit smoking aids can help people not only quit but also prevent them having a relapse and starting to smoke again,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of the B.C. Lung Association.
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Local politicians and transit officials got a first look at, and ride on, what could be the future of busing in the Central Okanagan, on Friday. A prototype of the new, Chinese-made, 23-seat Vicinity bus was displayed in West Kelowna. The bus, half the size of the typical 40-seat bus used on most routes, is far more fuel efficient, smaller, easier to handle and is considered ideal for smaller “community” routes. Local transit officials said Vicinity buses could also be used to augment existing routes that now use larger buses but do not require that much passenger capacity at certain times of the day. “This (bus) is coming just at the right time,” said Mike Docherty, general manger of First Canada ULC, the company that operates the Kelowna Regional Transit System. He said in addition to replacing the existing eight 24-seat community buses made by Ford that are used here now, the new Vicinity buses could be used to provide service to areas where service is needed but there is not enough demand for larger buses. At between $250,000 and $280,000 per bus, the new, smaller vehicle is half the price of a larger 40-seat bus and only half the physical size.
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Edward Leonard Hubner was born on August 7th, 1934 and passed away May 9th, 2011 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 76 years. Cremation preceded a Celebration of Ed’s Life which will be held at First Baptist Church (1406 32nd Avenue, Vernon, B.C.) on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Karl Janzen ofﬁciating. A full obituary will appear in Friday’s edition of the Morning Star. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187
Irene Agnes Clarke was born on April 1 , 1923 in Watson, Saskatchewan and was called Home to be with her Lord on May 9th, 2010 2011 at the age of 88 years. st
Irene will be lovingly remembered by her husband Victor, to whom she was married for 65 years; two children, Wally (Marjorie) Clarke of Calgary, Alberta and Ruby ScoƩ of Vernon, B.C.; four grandchildren, Nicholas (Tracy) ScoƩ, Tish ScoƩ, Jeannie (Shaun) Loewen and Candace Clarke; and Įve greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her only sister, Alice Van Steinburg; and her son-in-law, Bob ScoƩ. A private family Graveside Service will precede a CelebraƟon Of Irene’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Jake Klassen oĸciaƟng. A RecepƟon will follow in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donaƟons in memory of Irene to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or the Alzheimer Society Of B.C., #102-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
MAIRS (nee Kaufman), Kathryn Mildred It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Kathryn Mildred Mairs (nee Kaufman) on May 6, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: email@example.com. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
BARE (nee Elvrum), Ethel Irene It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ethel Irene Bare (nee Elvrum) on May 4, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
JULIE SAKAKIBARA It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear “Little” sister on May 5th, 2011. She went peacefully surrounded by loving family. Julie fought her leukemia, courageously and with dignity, to the end, without complaint.
HANSEN Marion Jean Hansen (nee: Fuchs) passed away peacefully at Hospice on May 7th, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Ray, of 48 years; two sons, David (Marilyne) Hansen of Houston, Texas and Brad (Cindy) Hansen of Vernon, B.C.; one daughter, Wendy (Allan) Hesketh of Vernon; one step granddaughter, Crystal Decnodder and great step grandson, Charlie Decnodder, both of Calgary; three sisters: Janet Steckley, Judy (Bruce) Nagel, and Margaret (Guy) Vanderhaeghe, all of Calgary; and one step brother, George Nagel of Leader, Sk. Marion was predeceased by one sister, Valerie Matheson, and step-brother, Norman Nagel. The Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Roy White ofÀciating. In lieu of Áowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Marion may do so to the BC Cancer Society, 200, 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
She was predeceased by our loving Mother on January 8th, 2011. Julie will be loved and remembered by her siblings, Tosh (Marilyn), Ak (Mia), Taeko, Sachie (Harold), Yosh (Sharon), Ken and Len, as well as her niece, nephews and numerous cousins.
In Memoriam Our Julie was very “Special”, kind, caring, unselﬁsh, and always thinking of others before herself. She touched the hearts of everyone who knew her, and left her “Foot Print” with them all.
We will cherish the wonderful and happy memories of our time spent with Julie. In lieu of ﬂowers or “koden”, donations can be made in the Memory of Julie Sakakibara, to the Leukemia/ BMT Unit at VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9. A “Celebration of Life” for Julie and her mother, Tsutako, will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 2:00 P.M. in the Prestige Inn in Vernon. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.
Our Special Furry Angel 1990 - May 12, 2006 Always Missed • Always Loved
Forever In Our Hearts! Gramma & Grampa
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Cards of Thanks
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SUNNY PATCH Dayhome Full & Pt openings available July 1st. Nurse and at home mom offering childcare in a bright, spacious, Coldstream home on 1/2 an acre, just off Husband Rd. Lots of imaginative play, creative crafts, and outside activities! Call Andrea @ 250-545-2344.
THANK you ST.JUDE for prayers answered. C.H.
Coming Events MEDICAL MARIJUANA Seminar Kelowna May 28th & 29th. www.greenlineacademy.com SHUBERT Centre Presents: Song of the Prairie with Saskia and Darrel (Touring Band of Gary Fjellgaard) May 13 at 7:00 PM. Tickets at the door. $15/Person (Includes Appy’s). F.M.I. (250) 549 4201 and www.saskia.ca
The Garden Ice Cream Parlor is now open, with 56 ﬂavours including sugar free ice creams and many new ﬂavours. Located at 4202 32nd St at the Blue Stream Motel.
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WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: email@example.com so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011. IF you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933
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Buying, Selling? Children Childcare Available Hailey’s Garden has spaces open in the 3-5 program. Includes organic snacks, yoga, ﬁne arts, natural playground, exceptional preschool program & more. Susan 250-549-3203
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LOG Haul Position (senior) to expanding sawmill. Competetive rates governed by contract. Excellent location. LogTruck4Sale@hotmail.com
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EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Ofﬁce Outlet from your home. Free online training, ﬂexible hours, great income. No selling required. www.123bossfree.com
Extreme Pita-Pure Blenz franchise opportunity in high trafﬁc retail location in Vernon. Prime end cap real estate. Minimum 70,000 liquid capital. Quick possession. One of Canada’s fastest growing franchises. Call Dave 604-787-8944
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Reputable gentleman, slim, attractive, young 60, like to meet ﬁnancially secure lady, 50-60, companionship, golf, hiking, skiing, travel. Reply to Box#28, C/O The Morning Star, We can chat. Thank you.
is offering a meeting room for non-proﬁt organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up appointment.
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Herbal Magic owner retiring, proﬁtable national franchise $80,000. Dave Bissell 250545-5371.
Wake up & smell the roses be your own boss! Existing 20 year old turnkey franchise available in Victoria. $49,900. Serious inquiries only to sellﬂowers505@gmail.com
We are Canada’s largest bulk food retailer with over 170 stores across Canada. Our stores are located in all provinces. Franchise opportunities are now available in these markets:
Vernon, Kelowna & Kamloops Since 1982, the Bulk Barn name has been synonymous with premium quality bulk products and complementary packaged items. Our amazing assortment of over 4,000 products has provided a unique shopping experience to millions of customers.
IT FIELD OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN With over 220 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customers’ expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to provide exceptional customer service.
The growth and success of the Bulk Barn franchise is based on a proven system. Each store is built on a turnkey arrangement. This includes a standard equipment package, comprehensive start-up and on-site training, ongoing corporate support and yearround advertising and promotion programs.
We are seeking an individual with a particular mix of customer service and technical aptitude. Applicants should have proven team player attributes which include being proactive, empathic, self-disciplined and humble. Field Operation Technicians are responsible for the installation, conﬁguration, support and maintenance of the technology infrastructure in Kal Tire’s store, retread plant and warehouse locations, extensive planned and occasional last minute travel will be required. This is a full time position reporting to the Manager of Service Delivery.
Do you have the desire to own and operate your own business? The cost of a franchise, including the initial franchise fee, is a minimum of $500,000 or higher, depending on store size and location. One-third of the franchise cost must be unencumbered cash. For more information, please contact: Franchising Department, Bulk Barn Foods Limited 55 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3Y2 Phone: 905-886-6756 Ext: 289 Fax: 905-886-3717
A detailed job description and list of qualiﬁcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers.
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Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20th, 2011.
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PROCARE INSTITUTE has been in operation since 1987 and is an accredited institution, with Private Career Training Institute Agency (PCTIA), the ofﬁcial career body responsible for registering and accrediting all the private colleges in the province. Our curriculum exceeds the standard set by the Provincial Government. The beneﬁts of ProCare training are: • Over 98% employment rate • Proven method of training • Instruction on site by experienced nurses • Small class sizes • Earn $18-$22 an hour after graduation • Convenient locations Requirements for the program are: • Grade 11, or have adult student status We require photo ID as proof of age for our adult students. • Medical clearance, TB test, Criminal Record Check
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A Fine Kettle o’ Fish is looking for experienced cooks, front-counter deli servers, kitchen clean-up. Drop resume at 3408 31st Avenue, Vernon.
ALPINE SPA COVERS LTD is accepting applications for: Industrial Sewers - Industrial experience preferred but will to train the right candidate with a strong sewing background. Production Assistants energetic, detail-oriented, committed players to work within our production team. Apply to: 2103-43rd St, Vernon, BC V1T 6K7 Fax: 250542-1788 E-mail:
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250-550-2137 Executives Realty Lake City Ford has an immediate opening for a Body-Shop Production Manager. Duties include writing estimates, dealing with insurance companies, customer handling and managing shop ﬂoor. Compensation will depend on experience, full beneﬁts and pension plan. Send resumes to: email@example.com or mail to: 715 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M9. Attention: Colin M.I.C.S GROUP Of Health Services. View job ad at micsgroup.com Fax: 705-258-2645 r e s u m e s @ m i c s g r o u p. c o m Clinical Pharmacist: Permanent Full Time, $120,000$150,000+Beneﬁts. To provide services and oversee three Hospital sites within MICs. Qualiﬁcations: Degree in Pharmacy (BScPhm, PharmD) Licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Recent current acute care/hospital pharmacy experience.
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LINE COOKS Minimum 2 Years Experience Competitive Wages Apprenticeship Available
Only those with previous experience can apply in person 3030 Smith Dr., Armstrong
Looking to ﬁll two positions… Certiﬁed RV Technician with RV experience General Labourer with RV background or experience. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 250-503-1119 or drop off at 139 L&A Cross Road, Vernon, BC V1B 3S1 Atlantis Waterslides is doing their annual hiring for the 2011 season. We are needing life guards, ride operators, gift shop , ticketing, concession, ice cream parlor and in our maintence dept too. Please apply in person Monday thru thurs 11 am to 4pm or fax your resume 250 549 4129
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GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT F/T EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Apply in person with resume after 4:00pm to 3006-28TH Ave. Vernon
Atlantis Waterslides requires a supervisor/ cook for the 2011 season. Experience a must. Please apply in person Mon- Thurs 11 am to 4pm or fax your resume 250-549-4129
Freddy’s Patio (The Rise Golf Course) 4 - 5 days a week / 30 - 35 hours per week. Some baking, breakfast and lunch. Weekends, Holidays. Weekdays. Work alone in limited kitchen space. Must be well organized with one to two years cooking experience. Must have Food Safe. $12/hr.
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Early Years Community Assistant Early Childhood Development CoaliƟon (5 hours per week) To perform administraƟve and clerical tasks supporƟng the Early Years Community Development Coordinator. DuƟes to include: ■ AdministraƟve tasks in the planning of meeƟngs, presentaƟons etc. ■ Assist in development of resources, presentaƟons, documentaƟon etc. ■ Website management Job skills and experience: • Demonstrated abiliƟes in oĸce management • Excellent communicaƟon & verbal skills • Demonstrated abiliƟes on community development • Experience in early childhood development an asset Closing date: May 24, 2011 Please send applicaƟons to: Jan Schulz, ExecuƟve Director 201-3402 27th Ave., Vernon, V1T 1S1 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 250-549-1548 www.vernonfrc.ca
Far West Industries has a position immediately available for a shipper/receiver to manage it’s Vernon warehouse and expedite products to company owned retail stores as well as to domestic wholesale customers. An applicant with warehouse experience is preferred; however individuals with a similar work background will be considered. Duties and responsibilities include receiving/shipping product and costing supplier received merchandise. Computer skills are required and experience with on line freight systems will be preferable. Interested applicants should forward their resume to: Box #3, Vernon Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5
VERNON KIA IS HIRING!!! Everybody knows that KIA products are gaining market share. Due to this high demand we have room for 1 experienced salesperson to sell both new and preowned. You will be part of a small team of professionals who are respected by their dealer and afforded opportunities that only a local dealer group can offer! Please forward your resume in confidence to email@example.com THE NEW
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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hydraulic loader/hoe chucker, boom man & off highway truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: ofﬁce@lemare.ca.
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ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large and small ﬁrms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-512-7116.
WEST FRASER MILLS LTD. Williams Lake Lumber Division
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN/ APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN We are currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician with a Provincial or Inter-Provincial Ticket for sawmill maintenance, or 4th year Apprentice and needing hours to complete certi¿cation for our Williams Lake Lumber Division. Consideration will be given to applicants with the following skills: • Allen Bradley, PLC 5, Control Logix • Modern sawmill optimization experience • Good problem solving skills and willing to be part of a team • Must be prepared to work rotating shifts This position offers a competitive hourly wage and bene¿t package. Send your resume along with a completed application to the undersigned by Friday, June 10, 2011. Please contact us to obtain an application. Only those applicants short listed will be contacted. Corky Berkelaar, Maintenance Superintendent Box 4360 (4255 Rottacker Road), Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V4 Phone: 250- 392-7784 Fax: 250-392-7010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Sales Representative Make a difference in Vernon and Surrounding areas by joining The Morning Star team. The Number one source for local information in The North Okanagan. We are part of Black Press, the largest newspaper group in BC, and we offer terriﬁc beneﬁts and competitive income plan. The Vernon Morning Star has an immediate opening for the position of Advertising Sales Representative. The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including on-line advertising, special products, work with existing customers and ﬁnd ways to grow sales and income. The beneﬁts and opportunities of working for the leading independent newspaper publisher in Canada are why we attract and employ the best. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Attention of: Nathan Weathington, Publisher, The Morning Star 4407 - 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 email@example.com Deadline: May 31st, 2011
Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ﬁnancing options available to qualiﬁed applicants.
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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.
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 ATTN. EMP Level 3 and EMR medics! Camp positions for projects in BC, Yukon and NWT. 3 yrs medic/cook exp an asset.Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403.352.6308
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
Certiﬁed Experienced Trafﬁc Control persons needed, require own transportation, wages DOE. Reliable people need only apply. 250-540-3455 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 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. Experienced Caregiver or LPN P/T, nights, weekends. Drop off or mail resume to Box #9, c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5. EXPERIENCED WELDERS, Hoe-chuckers, wheel loader operators and truck drivers. Queen Charlotte Islands. Full/part time positions. Contact Merewyn. Fax 1 250-5574306 Email: email@example.com WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attn: Taso.
FT BUILDING OPERATOR required for Vernon Square Mall. You will have proven experience in general maintenance and repairs. Comfortable working outdoors on a regular basis and performing tasks that require heavy lifting. Must have knowledge of HVAC and electrical systems and previous experience in landscaping and irrigation maintenance. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and understand the importance of teamwork. Flexibility in regards to work availability is a must. Qualiﬁed candidates are invited to fax a resume to: 250-861-5668 or email to: email@example.com 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 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE, PLAY, work on the beautiful Sunshine Coast! Permanent, full-time employment for mechanic/welder, excavator operator, truck drivers. Fax resume to Direct Disposal 604-885-6669.
Pizza cook required immediately, must be 19 years of age or older, weekends & nights. Apply in person #4-100-Kal Lake Rd, Uncle Dave’s between 11-5pm Mon-Fri.
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Quesnel Industrial Transportation is currently hiring experienced full time log truck drivers. Year round work available, health plan, above average pay with a well maintained ﬂeet. Call 1 (250)9922309 Dennis Quesnel Industrial Transportation is currently hiring one driver for our ﬂat deck division. Operate BC/AB. Steady year round work, health plan, above average pay with a well maintained ﬂeet. 1 (250)992-2309 RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box #14 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5
Servers – The Club Saloon is looking for servers for the summer operation. Only those available to attend an interview in person will be considered. Minimum 6 months experience required.
TECHNICIAN REQUIRED for General Motors dealership in Drumheller, Alberta. Licensed or experienced apprentice. Good health plan, new GM approved facility. Please fax or email resume to Service Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax 403-823-7237.
2 day training classes May classes KELOWNA 14/15. CHWK 18/19. Quesnel 25/26. KMLPS Jun 4/5. New $224.00 Renew $112.00 incl taxes, photo & manual go online www.roadsafetytcs.com or call 1-866-737-2389
Labourers Seeking experienced Trafﬁc Control Person with valid BC ticket. Fax 1-250-767-2507 or email employment @allsafetrafﬁc.com.
Medical/Dental FULL Time CDA position available at a busy preventative based dental practice. Candidate must be a motivated team player. Prosthodontics module preferred. Monday to Friday. Send resume to Courtview Dental #200- 2801 27th Street, V1T 4W3. 250-549-3070.
Twin Anchors is a recognized leader in the houseboat and worksite structures market. We are currently seeking a Product Designer for our Sicamous, BC location. The ideal candidate will have: • Strong computer and CAD skills (A/Cad and SolidWorks) • Technical or engineering background • Manufacturing experience and mechanical aptitude • Marine experience preferred Please forward a resume by e-mail to email@example.com by May 20, 2011.
JOIN THE GREEN TEAM! Housekeeping Attendants – The Housekeeping Department at Silver Star is looking for housekeepers for its two hotels during the summer, with the potential for extending the role to the winter season. Qualiﬁcations required: must be physically active, experience in housekeeping preferred, attention to detail, professional attitude, able to multi task and a current criminal record check.
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Now hiring SEASONAL NURSERY WORKERS for seedling thinning, PRT ARMSTRONG & VERNON Nurseries. • Work begins late May, lasting 5-6 weeks • With prospect of further summer work • Mainly piece work (average $13/hr, potential $16/hr)
We are growing...
EXPERIENCED COOKS NEEDED to compliment our great kitchen. Apply by fax to 250-558-0626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ﬁnd us in the construction zone at Boston Pizza, 3604 32nd St, Vernon
WASTE SYSTEMS, LTD.
FULL TIME MECHANIC WANTED
Journeyman or Apprentice Commercial Transport Mechanic wanted. Must have own hand tools. Wages negotiable based on experience. Fax résumé to Aldon Waste Systems Ltd. at 250-547-9414 or e-mail to ofﬁce@aldonwaste.ca. No attachments accepted. Please copy and paste résumé into body of e-mail.
• Hourly positions start at $10.00/hr • Appropriate clothing required (outdoor work)
• Full training provided Apply in Person between 8-4, Monday to Friday
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General Handyman – Our Property Management team are looking for a general handyman to take care of their properties. The position requires physical labour, general maintenance, grass cutting, cleaning, electrical, plumbing and carpentry.
PRT ARMSTRONG 668 St. Anne Rd. Armstrong email@example.com
For a detailed job description, please visit our website at www.skisilverstar.com or contact Alison Crick, Human Resources Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail Store Manager - This position will be responsible for the daily operations of Ski Dazzle. Daily operations will include staff management, scheduling, supervision, merchandising, inventory management and customer satisfaction. This position is year round, full time. Qualiﬁcations required: Minimum 5 years retail experience with one year of managerial experience. Must show a passion for retail sales and great customer service. In House Graphic Designer - Are you an outgoing and creative person looking to express yourself? Do you have a passion for skiing or boarding? Position is full time year round and is available immediately. Qualiﬁcations required: Minimum 2 years graphic design experience or graphic design degree, experience with CSS and HTML, knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat For a detailed job description, please visit our website at www.skisilverstar.com or contact Alison Crick, Human Resources Manager - email@example.com
Canadian Tire (Vernon) Automotive Service Department is now looking for an Experienced Installer with min. of 2 years of experience. Must have own tools. Wage $10 per hour. Job Description: Tire installation, oil & lube and some minor service to vehicles. Apply in person: Service Manager, Simon Burton Resumes accepted until May 15, 2011 CANADIAN TIRE (VERNON ONLY)
250-549-2181 4510-27th Street, Vernon
ELECTRICIAN TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking an Electrician to join our team in Armstrong, BC. The Lumber Division in Armstrong is a leading manufacturer of stud products in both domestic and foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and beneﬁt program. • Competitive wages • Development opportunities • On-going training • Dynamic and challenging environment • Stable employment Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Proﬁt guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by May 15, 2011. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 250-546-2240
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Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or Email : email@example.com
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
Scaffolding Contractor required for small local project. Call Martin @ (250)309-8197 WELDERS SEEKING welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Beneﬁts, RRSP’s & apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 306-634-8389
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 Ken Taylor Plumbing, Heating, Landscaping Services. Residential & Building Maintenance. Contact (250)309-1316 or email; email@example.com
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Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading
• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies
OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL
www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.
SPRING HOURS 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
Pets & Livestock
Pets & Livestock
Merchandise for Sale
Garden & Lawn
Feed & Hay
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.
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
4x4 rolls of grass hay “had rain” $20/roll. 4x4 rolls of quality Timothy grass mix $36/roll. Barn stored, Cherryville BC. 604-833-4626, firstname.lastname@example.org First cut alfalfa, peas &barley haylage, $25.00 Straight grass round bales. 250-547-8942. 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.
Yorkie Chihuahua cross, 2-M & 1-FM left, $300.ea. (250)547-6916, 250-306-7320
✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local ofﬁce www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346
Aerating & power raking available. Over 30 years experience. Lawn & Garden renovations/renewals. Also quoting on strata or residential lawn & garden maintenance. Meridian Lawn & Garden Care. Jan 250-550-5386, email@example.com ARMSTONG AREA- reliable weekly lawn cuts, from $25. 250-546-6050, 250-317-5940. LAWN CARE & ROTOTILLING Mowing. Weekly, on call. Call Eric (250)306-3408
NEED CASH TODAY?
DENIED CANADA Pension Plan Disability Beneﬁts? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca. ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation
Cleaning Services MATURE lady willing to clean houses Mon-Fri. Vernon & Armstrong area. Call (250)546-0166, 250-540-0038
Countertops GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM
REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
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.
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay
POST POUNDING & Excavating. Great rates. No transport fee. 250.308.5403.
2nd cut grass hay, small square bales, $7/bale. 250838-6725 70-bales of alfalfa grass mix, small square bales, no rain, $6.50/bale. 250-546-8314 9 round bales, approx., 1000 lbs. $50 a bale. 250-545-5284.
™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
CUBIC YARD DELIVERED 6 yards or more 10K radius of Vernon
250-558-8822 or 250-542-9394 While supplies last
LARGE. SMALL 250.541.0111 VISA DECORATIVE DEBIT SPRING HOURS MASTERCARD Mon. - Fri. INTERACT 8:00 am - 4:30 pm LAVA ROCK SENIORS DISCOUNT Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm SLATE Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm LANDSCAPE BLAST ROCK WHITE DOLOMITE BARK MULCH www.justrocks.ca TOP SOIL SAND & GRAVEL
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.
Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certiﬁed System Engineer A+ Service Technician
Livestock Gelding, 15.2h, 15yr, black, gentle, well broke, Trailers. $2250. incl tack 250-547-9017 Organic certiﬁed Black Angus Loala cows, heifers,steers,yearling bulls ,
Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com
11 baby rabbits free to good home, great spring time pets.250-558-5954. Australian Shepherd Blue Merle puppies also Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Cross $450/$500 (250)769-6795 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 9th. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322 Chihuahua puppies for sale. 2 Female, 3 male. Born April 6, available June 8. Will have 1st shots & vet checked. View any time or I can email photos. Father is 3.5lbs and mother is approx 5lbs. 250-546-8240 FREE to a good home a 9 year old gray, ﬂuffy, affectionate, female Tabby cat. She needs a single cat home. Phone 250 309 0051. Jack Russell Pups, multi colored, ready to go. $400. (250)546-3450 New Zealand Collie pups, very quick learning,for working or active pet,1.vaccination /deworming,$300, 250-547- 6253 Retriever X, neutered male, we need to ﬁnd an approved home for our beautiful 5 year old dog. 250-550-6789 Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763 WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
Spring into action! Routes Available
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contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, contact Donna for Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 250-550-7901 more info
for more info
Merchandise for Sale
Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 2 stacked washer/dryer sets. 1 Kenmore electric, 1 Maytag gas, both mint cond. Asking $425 each, 250-549-6545
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
Farm Equipment Ford 1200, 18hp, diesel, loader rear blade, great condition. $5000. (250)546-6968
Free Items TO GIVE AWAY, single adjustable bed, in good cond. 250-838-6013
Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Trees: Mountain Ash $12, Apricots $12, Seedless grapes $6, Lilac $8, Japanese rose $8, Currents (red/black) $5, Maple (red/green) $12-$7, Nunkin cherry $7, Plum (red/black) $12, Cherry (Lapin) $12, Apple (gala/golden delicious) $12, Raspberry $12 dozen, blackberry $7, cranberry $8, walnut $12, hazel nut $12, boysenberry $5, chestnut $5. Tony (250)558-0501 (except Sundays)
Firewood/Fuel PREMIUM FIREWOOD 14yrs in business. Guaranteed dry, cut & Split. All species. Delivery 250-260-7932.
Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™
GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY STARTS APRIL 8th/2011
DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 2PM 3 LINES OR LESS (approx 10-12 words) $17.36 INCLUDES TAX Includes 2 garage sale signs Please remove your garage sale signs after the sale. $1.95 per extra line
OK LANDING: 5886/5888 Okanagan Landing Rd (South Valley Ranch) Adult complex & Townhomes! Sat., May 14 (8-12) Furniture, camping stuff, clothes, jewelry, misc., household & lots more!
Heavy Duty Machinery FREE Removal of unwanted equipment etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 Looking for large oversize cats, yarders, tractors, sawmill equip, farm equip, ect. For scrap. 250-260-0217. Skidder tires, new, Goodyear HD 111 20 Ply, 30.5x32. $3850. each. (250)309-4440
Misc. for Sale
BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259
Solid Oak diningroom table, w/8 chairs, like new. $300. 250-545-8779.
1/2 Price 12.3 laminate 850 s/f, underlayment included. Will install. 250-260-8511 4 wheels, 18” reel mower, c/w catcher, new $75.18” Steihl chainsaw.$110. 10” compound mitre saw. $75. 250-542-0531. 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. Assorted electrical tools, $200 for pkg. 10000 Panasonic air conditioner, good condition, $200. (250)542-9522 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. Desk, white, good condition, $25. (250)545-8224
Furniture Computer Desk 29.5x30x60, includes ﬁling drawer & utility drawer. $250. (250)542-8527 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647 Oval Oak table, pedestal base, & 4 chairs,like new. $175.250-558-3820. PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 Round table and 4 swivel chairs, 1 leaf. Exc condition, $250. (250)542-5612
LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - The Morning Star B19
HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION BILLâ€™S HOME REPAIR
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
â€˘ Painting (Exterior & Interior) â€˘ Decks, Plumbing, Fencing NO JOB TOO SMALL â€˘ SINCE 1992
503-4606 â€˘ 558-3352 firstname.lastname@example.org
â€˘ Bath Remodels â€˘ Decks â€˘ Drywall
â€˘ Kitchen â€˘ Basement Remodels Finishing â€˘ Painting â€˘ Tile Work â€˘ Plumbing â€˘ Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.
Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
House Washing $
Mark of Excellence
We do Painting too!
â€˘ Full Renovations â€˘ Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. â€˘ Elect./Plumb.â€˘ Painting & Home Design
Over 25 years experience
Local Westside Rd References
250-317-6260 Kelly Hinger
Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations
No job too small! 250-542-8368 (Home) Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
G REEN T REE
Major Appliance In Home Service
General Ledger â€˘ Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Bank Reconciliation â€˘ Payroll
Servicing WinďŹ eld, Oyama, Vernon, Lumby, Cherryville, Falkland, Armstrong & Enderby
250-309-1380 â€˘ email@example.com
Over 25 years experience. ANGICOLE BOOKKEEPING s !CCOUNTS PAYABLE RECEIVABLE s 0AYROLL s 9EAR END CLOSING s "ANK RECONCILIATION s "USINESS ANALYZING FOR PROlT MARGINS s 3MALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
1-250-808-0200 or 250-558-5650
Red Seal CertiďŹ ed Refrigeration and Appliance Technician â€œCâ€? BC Safety Authority Gas Licence
WINDOW CLEANERS â€˘ Homes â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Construction Clean â€˘ Water Stain Removal VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA
HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
EARTHWORKS LTD. Excavating, Trucking & Materials Bobcat, Mini Hoe, Residential, Earthworks
Joe Prebushewski Cell: (250) 550-6208 Fax: (250) 549-3899 â€˘ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COLDSTREAM CRANE SERVICE LTD. s 4RUCK -OUNTED #RANE s "UILDING MATERIALS DELIVERY TRUSS LIFTS ROOlNG ETC s 'ENERAL FREIGHT ,OCAL LONG DISTANCE HAULING Competitive Rates Call Les for free estimates #ELL s&AX
5Ton 20â€™ Deck Hiab Truck SPECIALTY TRAILER RENTALS 250-545-3238
R. I. P. Mudjacking
& Underpinning Ltd.
â€˘ Lift sunken sidewalks, slabs, stairs,
pool decks and house foundations â€˘ Form and place new sidewalks, patios, driveways
(250) 545-9522 (778) 475-3978
RICK WARE EXCAVATING EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING â€˘ RETAINING & ROCK WALL BOBCAT SERVICE â€˘ LARGE & SMALL EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS
TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed
â€˘ Siding â€˘ SofďŹ t
â€˘ General Carpentry â€˘ Aluminum Railings â€˘ New & Renovations â€˘ Vinyl Decking
Lonestar Custom Carpentry
Journeyman, Licensed, Bonded Framing, Tile, Flooring, Bathroom, Decks, Custom Finishing, Window & Door Installs, Renos and Accenting, etc. Dana Ross 250-308-7540 DIY Consulting and Recommendations
Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece â€˘â€˘ Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residentialâ€˘ â€˘15 12Years Years Experience
Chris â€Ś Phone/Fax 558-0590 â€˘ Cell 309-0410
Protect Your Property with the effective and virtually invisible
Add-On Deer Fence Easy to install Weather resistant Animal friendly Affordable
back filling post pounding general excavation demolition landscaping preparation skidsteer services shrub & brush removal driveway prep rock walls hauling Owner/Operator Gord Kennedy â€˘ Email: email@example.com â€˘ Cell: 250-308-7373
I CAN DIG IT
Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care
H&G Metal Works â€œAll Your Concrete Needsâ€?
Tazzâ€™s Concrete Concrete
Gutter Cleaning & Repair G
HANDS Renovations & Repairs
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Specializing in Small Businesses
Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding, Fascia, SofďŹ ts,
C: 250-309-0621 H: 250-838-0449 Fax: 250-838-0459
Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences â€œFraming to Flooringâ€?
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE
Nu-Look Homeworks Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
DIRECT APPLIANCE BOOKKEEPING
Call Marc - Cell: 250.306.5505 or Home: 250.546.2406
â€˘ Foundations â€˘ Concrete Floors â€˘ Driveways â€˘ Retaining Walls â€˘ Sidewalks/Curbs â€˘ Suspended Slabs
Taping/Drywall/Finishing Textured Ceilings New or Additions
Mark Usselman â€˘ 250.308.9384 M Kellyâ€™s Construction
Renovations Inside & Outside Carpentry & Finishing â€˘ 30 Years Experience
Free Estimates â€˘References
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
RENOVATING & PAINTING
â€˘ Renovations Quality â€˘ Handyman Since 1989 CALL TOM: 308-8778
â€˘ Framing â€˘ Siding/RooďŹ ng Hardi Plank/Vinyl â€˘ Decks/Patios â€˘ Renos Complete â€˘ Post & Beam
Phone: 558-5452 â€˘ Cell: 308-8268
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT
B20 Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - The Morning Star
PAINTING ABODE DECORATING Let the ladies do it! - Interior Painting - Color Consultations - Decorating Services
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
DAN’S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
25 + years Experience
FOR ALL YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS
Ask for a FREE Quote! HOT • COLD • STEAM • GRAFFITI REMOVAL Ph: 250-308-7940 www.mobilepressurewash.ca
ON SITE RV REPAIRS
Interior CONCRETE CUTTING & CORING SERVICES
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
NEW HORIZON RV 250-545-3238
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
Glendale Rooﬁng & Renovations
Wall Sawing Slab Sawing Core Drilling Cutouts for Windows & Doors Serving the Interior of BC
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
Seniors Discount - Free Estimates
We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price
Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193
* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
Let Us Do It 4 You Cleaning
TUTORING GATEWAY MOBILE TUTORING SERVICE
Specializing in English, French, Social Studies & Elementary. firstname.lastname@example.org
All Your Drywalling Needs
CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Additions, Basements, Renovations, Steel Stud Framing, Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings Call Attila: 250-546-6282
EVERCARE LANDSCAPING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL, STRATA
VERNON & AREA: 250-558-5342
A.S. (Andi) Towns • Driveways Owner • Patios • Walkways OFFICE: (250) 542-8316 • Rockwalls CELL: (250) 309-4539
Garden Maintenance & Design
Women with 10 yrs Horticultural Experience
WEEKLY LAWN MAINTENANCE, TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL, HEDGE TRIMMING, WEED CONTROL, YARD CLEANUP, LANDSCAPE RENEWALS, LANDSCAPING Licenced & Insured
250-547-2429 250-306-9896 •
“Making Green Space YOUR Space”
Stone Paving & Landscaping
LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE
Over 15 years Experience • Call for a Free Quote
MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE
Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care
* Residential * Commercial * Strata “Improving Your Property One Visit at a Time”
Call or email jan for a Free Estimate
NO JOB TOO SMALL
VINYL DECKING • ALUMINUM RAILING Kelowna • Winﬁeld
Vernon • Salmon Arm
Marcel Labrecque, Owner/Operator 15124 Middle Bench Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2C4 • Fax: 250-548-4045
You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Dave’s Landscaping Now Booking for Pruning, Power Raking, Fertilization, Weekly Lawn Care & General Yard Maintenance 45 Years ++ exp. Call Dave
• Design • Installation • Maintenance
( 250 ) 542-4492
SUPERIOR DECK LTD
• HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE • TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEED • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • DUMP HAUL (NO HST)
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
Residential & Commercial • Licensed & Insured Cleaning with Integrity & Diligence! email@example.com
• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Sofﬁts • Exterior Painting
CLEANING Cleaning Services
1 - 877 - 475 - 8700
WINDOWS & DOORS
“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!” $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
Strata MAN Residential, & Commercial
New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
Lawn Mowing, Weeding, Hedge & Shrub,Trim & Shape, Garden Recovery etc.
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
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - The Morning Star B21
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2’-0” paper sheer, cuts also light sheet metal,$100. Floor jack,$35, 250 amp ac welder,$100. smoker.$45 250-5468938.
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
3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.
CHERRIES: JULIETTE or Carmine Jewel at $6.99/tree for full box of 90. Also Evans Cherry, Haskaps, Raspberries, Black Currants, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn. treetime.ca. or 1-866-873-3846 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. For Sale ($8000) or Rent Brand new Heavy duty sports activity or display tent for beer garden etc. in rain or shine. 14’x40’, 100’ of portable fencing. 250-546-6978 GARDEN ROTOTILLNG 4’ rotovator. Reasonable rates. Book now. 250-549-4474. Hand push lawnmower $75. Walker, large wheels, brakes, etc. $150. 250-545-5993 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 Kenmore 3 yr old dryer good cond., Treadmill like new, 27” TV, 19” TV. (250)838-9603 Like new, 21” Kraftmans 12 amp Mulcher. Asking $225. 250-546-8957 Mates bed $65., nice air conditioner 7000 btu $190., 2 adj stands for miter saw $25., students desk $15.(250)540-8277 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Older Wool Carpet, 12’x10’. Light colour. Good for cabin. $25. obo. 250-275-0995 ORCHARD sprinkler, 2”pipe diff. lengths, sprinkler with dole valves, risers, hook & bands, plugs, 2” couplers, hydrants, 3” to 6” openers, reducers, elbows. Call 250-5034960
WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240
Classiﬁeds = Results! Misc. Wanted Small older travel trailer for under $500. (250)306-5424 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
Musical Instruments Scandalli 120 Bass Accordion (man’s sz) 11 treble changes, 4 Bass changes. $200. 250542-1588 Upright Grand Piano, old but well maint. Asking $1000 obo. 250-542-7218, 250-542-7576
Playhouse & slide & swings. $200 obo. (250)503-1542
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
Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.
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2 houses at Turtle Mountain starting at $399,000. Call Bruce 403-305-3663
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BEAUTIFUL 4.6 acre hobby farm ﬁve minutes from Armstrong with 4 br 2 bath house, heated 20 x 25 shop and outbuildings, viable strawberry u-pick, irrigation well rated at 200 gpm. Phone 250 503 8903 to view.
For Sale By Owner Beautiful Home in Bella Vista, above OK Lake, built in ‘05. okhomeseller.com #26599 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner ﬁnancing. 250-558-7888
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Brand new 2200 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
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EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas ﬁreplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660 Full Duplex 2bdrm each, reno’d currently rented at $1700. offers considered. 250-5031926 OPEN HOUSE, May 15, 1:15-3:15, #40 5888 Ok Landing, South Valley Ranch, gated community, 2bdrm rancher, new paint & carpets, c/a, f/s, w/d, d/w incl. Pet friendly w/restrictions, $329,900. 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
Mobile Homes & Parks Canadian and US Models Custom Modular Mobile and Park Models 1500 sq. ft. Modular starting 109k 1200 sq. ft. Mobile starting @ 89K 10 year warranty 250-495-4650 firstname.lastname@example.org
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EAST HILL House for Sale or rent to own 3103 26th St. 5 Bedroom (Incls in-law-suite) Property Guys listing# 9716
s WEDNESDAY MAY 11 • 6:00 P.M. Dining Table With 6 Chairs & Matching China Cabinet, 5 Pc Oak Bedroom Suite, Framed Pictures & Prints, Coffee & End Table Sets, Leather Sofa, Guitar, Table & Floor Lamps, Armoire Cabinet, Leather Chair, 4 Oak Bookshelves, 6 Drawer Dresser & Matching End Table, Telescope & Tripod, Dual Recliner, Oak Fold Out Computer Desk, Elec Guitar, Collector Plates, Pine Chest of Drawers & Highboy Chest, Nesting Tables, Dinette Sets, Area Carpets, 2 - All Fridges, Front Load Washer & Dryer, Stove, Freezers, Dishwasher, 32” LCD TV, Flat Screen TV’s, Stereo’s, End Units, Sofa & Love Seat Sets, Cot, Antique Dresser, Upholstered Chairs, File Cabinets, Lego, Laptop Computer, Some Kitchen Apl, Plus Much More.
Craftsman 18hp 42” Cut Riding Mower Tractor, Honda Self Prop Lawnmower, Craftsman 24” Garden Tiller 10” Wet Tile Cutting Saw, Beaver Drill Press, Air Compressor, Husqvarna Chainsaw, Router & Table, Bench Grinder, Gas Weed Eater, DeWalt Circ Saw, Cutting Torch, Angle Grinder, Elec Winch, Battery Booster Chargers, Ext. Cords, Leaf Blower, Step & Ext Ladders, Jacks, Elec Boat Motor, Fish Finder, Boat Winch, Golf Clubs, Bikes, Snow Boards, X-C Skiis, Hunting Bow, Hockey & Lacross Equip, Motorcycle Helmets, Bike Racks, Back Packs, Mounted Mule Deer Head, Cowboy Boots, Tow Bar, Ice Auger, RV Steps, Tires, Alum Walk-Up Step, Canopy, Garden Tools, Fishing Rods, Ball Gloves, Plus Much More.
Leather Motorcycle Jackets, Vests, Gloves - Tibetan Hand Made Wool Jacket, Girka Knife Collection
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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
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2 - 1 BEDROOM Cozy 1 bedroom apt. close to all amenities, freshly painted. N/P.
One bedroom $600 in adult building. Suitable for one mature person. Sorry, no pets / parties or drugs. Call to view 250-558-5020
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
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!
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
NORTHLAND PROPERTIES Adult building Clean, quiet and bright 1 bdrm suites F/S, DW, AC, appliances and 24 hour access to restaurant Swimming pool 250-260-1162 Best location for Great living
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
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:
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Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158 1bdrm condo, Alexis Park, great view, A/C, No dogs, $750/mo + hydro. 250-3086363 2bdrm 1bath apt NS, close to D/T, sm. pet ok, $900 +hydro. Avail June 1st. 250-307-6174
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1 bdrm 1 bath rural suite Pets consid. $750 Incl util 6980 PV Road Incl Fr St Wa Dr avail Now 1 bdrm 1 bath condo near hospital u/g parkade $725+util 1900 30 Ave Appl incl avail July 3 bdrm 1 bath main ﬂoor Alexis Park $1000+util 3400 Alexis Park Dr Appl incl avail June 2 bdrm 1 bath downtown townhouse $750+util 38-3413 Okanagan Ave incl appl CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: email@example.com See pictures & maps at
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Centennial Drive, close to dowtown and services. Beautiful view. Two bedroom with washer and dryer in suite. Fireplace. Indoor parking. Quiet secure adult building. Short or long term. $1000. 250-260-4273 References required.
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250-542-1701 1bdrm condo,w/d,a/c,covered parking, storage unit, clean, quiet and priced to sell. $135,000. 250-550-4963 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 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 250-5506991 2 bdrm 2 bath luxury condo. Secure mature persons, NS Prop. Many extras! $955 incl. heat. No stairs from car to unit! Cat OK. Must see! 250309-2000
2bdrm, 1 bath, close to amenities, laundry avail, small pet okay, F/S/AC, R.R. Contact 8am-8pm. $810+. 250-306-8252 www.rentinvernon.com 2bdrm, 2bath, 55+, downtown, encl balcony, 5 app, n/s, n/p, util incl $950. 250-545-7586. 2bdrm 2bath condo. F/S, w/d, a/c, d/w. Avail imm. $850. N/S, N/P. (778)475-1209 2-bdrm., 2 bath penthouse, Enderby, NP, $900/mo. incl. hotwater/heat. 250-832-4024 2bdrm, Available now. $800./mo + util. (250)379-2777 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. 2 bdrm + ofﬁce, No stairs, park by door! Lrg bright corner unit, pleasant patio, in unit laundry. Mature persons NS,NP Property. $835 Must see! 250-309-2000
3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, Alexis Park, reno’d, spacious, 7appl, n/s, n/dogs, Reduced Rent $1000 + hydro, avail June 1. 250307-0775 Prof. Preferred 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.
Hospital area, 2bdrm condo, corner unit, nice balcony, F/S, DW, W/D, NS/NP. Avail June 1. $850. 250-542-2744. Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$600-$750, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 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. $1100/month. 250-545-2834. firstname.lastname@example.org
RICKFORD MANOR. 1 & 2bdrm suites, NS, NP, adult bldg. Call 250-275-8066
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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. $1100/month. 250-545-2834. email@example.com
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 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
RENT INCENTIVE On Site Mangers 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, 2bdrm 1.5 bath, on site managers, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 or 250-5500243.
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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 duplex, 1 bath. $1000/mo + utils. Avail immed. (250)545-1340 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. immed $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $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, available now. 250-545-9191. 3bdrm in Lumby, 1.5 bath, laundry, ns, small pet ok, avail. now. $850/mo 250-549-1668 Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210.
Homes for Rent
Updated central 2bdrm condo, in-suite w/d, top ﬂoor, view, $875/mo. RR. ONE MONTH FREE! 604-727-1518
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.
2038 FT. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN NORTH END 9’ X 9’ OVERHEAD DOOR $1495 PER MONTH CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR LEASE
9202 Shale Ave. Summerland. 5400 sq. ft x 16 ft high main building + 480 sq. ft. ofﬁce space on 1/2 acre fenced. Additional 3/4 acre available. $3800. p/m incl. triple net + HST Call Allan 250-490-7451 Commercial/Retail space in busy Spallumcheen Industrial Park, 600-1100sq.ft avail. immed. 250-549-0141 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.
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.
1/2 duplex, 2bdrm up $650 +util. laundry, close to school, lots of prkg, small workshop. Avail. now. 250-306-0864 1bdrm + den, East Hill, quiet 4plex, sep ent & prkg, 5 appl, shared w/d, n/s, n/p. $775 utils incl. June 1. 250-275-1659 1bdrm,wood f/p,w/d h/u, walk to town, cat ok. $775 util incl. 250-542-4310 250-308-9738.
01/June, 3bdrm, Westside Rd, private beach, up/low deck, great view. 250-542-0060. 1bdrm house, Lavington, 4 appl., 250-542-9419. 1bdrm, Lavington, F/S, use of barn & acreage,suitable for 2 horses, 250-309-5956. 1-Fantastic 4bdrm, Silver Star chalet, superb fully furnished & equipped, avail immed-Oct 31. $990/mo 1-250-661-9914 firstname.lastname@example.org 2bdrm downtown, car storage, fenced yard, $940 utils incl. n/s, avail. now. 250-503-1926 2bdrm farm house, large yard, no smokers, Grandview Flats, $1075/mo. 250-546-6811 2bdrm home, in Grindrod, lrg yard, shed, $800pm $400 D.D. Pay own utilities., Phone after 5pm 250-540-3455. 2bdrm house, North BX, lake & city view, 5-appl, gas in-ﬂoor heating, NS in or out, No Parties/drugs, pets negotiable. Avail June 1. $1100. +util/mo (250)260-6051
Duplex / 4 Plex
½ DUPLEX FOR RENT Great area, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, $915 plus 2/3 utility, N/S, N/P, references
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
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*Houses and Furnished Accommodation* 4 bdrm 2.5 bath Armstrong twnhse $1250+util 8-2655 PV Rd Armstrong Appl incl 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 $1300+util 3825 Highland Park Dr Fr St incl avail May 5 bdrm+den 3 bath East Hill double garage fenced yard 1900 30 ave $1675+util avail June 2 bdrm 1 bath rural home Tillstar Village $875+util #6-7171 Dixon Dam Rd Incl Fr St Avail now 4 bdrm 1 bath BX farmhouse large yard 975 25Ave $1200+util FR ST incl Avail May 15 CONTACT DOUG WILLIAMS 250-260-0198 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org See pictures & maps at FREE Rental List at 5603 - 27 St., Vernon
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, in-building laundry, wall A/C unit, parking stall, does not incl hydro. $650.
vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm apartment in central location (Mountain View). Renovated, parking, 5 appliances, very nice. $850. • 2 bdrm above ground suite in Alexis Park. Just renovated, F&S, shared laundry, yard, parking, utilities incl. $925 or $825 for single person. • 3 bdrm lower suite of home, incl. utilities. Lower East Hill. Yard, street parking, shared laundry. Pets OK. $1,000.
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. • 4 bdrm home in Fintry (Westside Rd) close to Killiney Beach, 35 min to Vernon. 1½ bath, large deck, wood ﬁreplace, pellet stove, elec. baseboards. 1 dog OK. $1,100. 2bdrm, idyllic country setting outside Lumby. $1200/mo + utils. June 15. 250-547-6567. 3 bdrm laundry, $1195/mo, avail imm. 4 appl, garage, near Square Safeway, 421334th St 250-308-0045. 3bdrm Walmart area, 2bath, fenced yard, single garage. Avail May 1. Prefer n/p. $1425 + utils. 250-869-9788 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. Enderby. 250-838-6630. 5bdrm, East Hill, f/s, dw, w/d, large yard, n/s. Avail immed. $1500 + utils. (250)308-4940
Cars - Domestic
1bdrm, East Hill, private entrance, w/d,incl all uitl., n/s, n/p, $750. 250-558-3510. 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $800 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1bdrm level entry, completely reno’d, very quiet bldg, hot water/inc. N/S only, N/P, $600. 250-545-1220 1bdrm Middleton, bright, ns, np, 1 person, $700 incl/util. Avail.now. 250-309-8712 1bdrm, sep/entr, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS WD sat/TV util/incl $750. 545-6090 1bdrm suite, sep ent. in-ste laundry, sep ent. very clean. N/P, N/S. $800/mo. Avail June 1. 250-549-7410 1 bed bsmt suite in Bella Vista, a/c, f/p, walk to kin beach & bus stop, cat ok - $700 incl utilities. Call 250-306-7517. 1-PERSON, 2-BDRM, bright, clean, quiet, private, daylight, suite, walk d/t, f/s, w/d, pool, n/s, no/dogs, June 1st. $750+ 1/2 util. 250-542-0825. 2bdrm, bright, clean, covered prkg, cable/gas/hydro incl. N/S N/P. $850/mo. 250-260-0841 2bdrm bright, laundry, walk in closet, ns, np, $850 util/incl. Avail.now 250-938-4255 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 2bdrm lrge newly reno’d bsmt suite, priv w/d, utils incl. N/P, N/S $750/mo. 778-475-1209 2-bdrm, private level entry, BX area, updated bright & clean, N/S, N/P, RR/DD, avail. June 1, laundry/util. incl. $900./mo. 250-558-9656 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 Armstrong daylight 2bdrm, laundry h/u, incl sat TV, internet, utils. $950. 250-546-2953 Bright 1bdrm, East Hill, $750 incls cable, internet & utils. Sep laundry & entry. Storage. Avail June 1st. 250-545-0089
1bdr new suite, priv. loc. Coldstream Valley Estates. Fantastic view, all util incl internet, TV, outdoor pool, laundry, etc. Avail immed. N/P, N/S. $900. 250-275-1285 leave message 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. now. (250)260-3196 Lower Easthill 3bdrm, 1.5-bath, spacious, deck, clean, NP, NS, $1000. Avail May 15. (250)545-5841 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
Motels,Hotels 1bdrm, quiet, non smoker, kitchenette, Monthly $630. + Weekly rates. 250-558-6837.
Room & Board Supportive Living, panoramic lake views, bus route, 3 meals a day, house keeping, $1250./mo call 250-308-9282
Rooms for Rent 1 lrg bdrm, w/ 1/2 bath, & use of kitchen, $500. Avail May 16. 250-545-9454
RV Pads FARM COUNTRY RV PARK Best view. Best rates. Full service incl wi/ﬁ & cable. Daily, Weekly & Monthy Rates.
Kelowna Call 250-862-7448
Seasonal Acommodation May-Dec. Silver Star house with 2 suites, 1-800-894-0554 www.silverstarskichalet.com
Senior Assisted Living SUITES FROM $1025/MO. 3 home cooked meals daily. Includes utils. 250-545-3351 Silver Springs Residence.
Shared Accommodation 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 Nice home environment, quiet, by bus, good loc, utils neg rent 250-549-7418, 250-307-9407 PRIVATE ROOM in large home Overlooking Swan Lake/BX. Includes everything. $500.00. 778-475-5911 778930-0181 email@example.com
CLEAN 2 br house, quiet area on the way to Silver Star 1100/mo+util 250-309-2565
Coldstream Estates 2300sqft, 3bdrm up, lower level walkout bsmn’t w/2bdrm inlaw suite, 2decks, beautiful view, $1700 NS/NP. 250-260-3630.
Homes for Rent
Coldstream on acreage, 3bdrm house,basement, 2 car garage, $1350 + util. n/s n/p June 1.250-542-9591.
AVAIL July 1st, 5acre, 3bdrm, 5appl, 5mins to town, riding arena, paddock, heated shop & hay barn, outside washroom, horse waterers & stables, dog kennel, RV storage, pets welcome as well as horses. $1800/mo +util D.D. & pet deposit. 250-540-6408.
Immaculate house,close to all amenities, n/s, n/p. $1300+util. Avail May 15th. 250-545-6926. 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
1 bdrm apartment in new house situated high above Swan Lake in a very private setting, 1000 sqft. outside seating area with beautiful view 10 min. drive to Vernon, fully equipped kitchen, w/d, radiant ﬂoor heat plus wood ﬁre place carport, storage space available immed, $850.00 per month 250-542-8004 1bdrm, Avail now, East Hill, 1 person only, 5-appl., util., cable & internet, ns, np, $750 250-558-4670 1 bdrm basement, Bella Vista, bus stop, 5 min to d/t. n/p, n/s. $750.Avail now.250-275-0922. 1bdrm daylight, N/S, incl W/D, F/S, util. internet & satellite. 6km up Silver Star Rd. $650/mo. 250-542-4807, 250-558-8308 1bdrm daylight, n/s, n/p, single prof preferred. $750 util incl.,250-558-0883.
Avail July 1, 4bdrm house, BX Rd, big yard, 2 garages. $1600. N/S N/P 250-545-5841
BRIGHT 1bdrm, ground level, lakeview, NS/NP, heat, light, cable & internet incl. $750/mo. 778-475-3211
Bungalow Coldstream/Lavington, 2 bdrm on acreage, f/s, w/d,clean & cozy, n/s, n/p, utils & cable incl. $800.Refs req, DD. 250-503-2546 Furnished Suite without being a suite, $495./$100.DD Util/incl, n/s,n/p. 250-542-0010 Lower East Hill,1bdrm bach, priv.ent., utils/incl. DD, N/S, N/P. $600/mo. 250-558-9656 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. 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
Suites, Upper Bachelor Unit
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.
$900 + triple net. (250) 260-4273
Available now, references required, suitable for student or mature person.
250-275-6224 1bdrm, BX, furnished, kitchenette, priv/entry, balcony, suits 1 person, ns, no dogs $600 includes utilities. 250-542-3450 1bdrm, Coldstream, lrge suite, laundry, ns, np, sep/entry, avail. immed. $800/mo. incl/util.260-1941 ,308-9523 2bdrm, close to downtown, quiet adult building, No smoking, N/P, $680. 250-558-0305
2007 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE V6, Auto., Loaded, Air, Low Kms, Very Nice, 30,000 Miles
2004 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE 4.6 Northstar Engine, Auto., Fully Loaded, Local Vehicle, 191 Kms
2002 HONDA CIVIC 4 Dr., 4 cyl., 5 Spd., CD, Low Kms, 146 Kms
1994 DAKOTA XCAB 4X4 Dual Fuel - Gas/Propane, Very Clean
2bdrm, 2bath, next to Golf Course, short walk to Kal beach, 5 appl., NS, RR, $900 + DD. avail immed. 250-306-2828 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 bdrm, centrally located, back yard, potential home ofﬁce. 250-542-0060. 3bed 1.5bath in Alexis Park. $1150/mo + utils & DD. Incl F/S, W/D, Lots of storage, very lrg master, priv deck & parking stall. N/S, N/dogs. Avail June 1st. Pls call (250)545-7553 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
Want to Rent Mature adults seek home to rent w/in law suite, email@example.com
Antiques / Classics 1987 Corvette, #’s matching, restored, elektron blue, $22,000. obo (250)260-5291 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) Moving Must Sell very rare 2001 Chrysler Prowler, all options, as new, only 7000 mi. Best offer. (250)558-8104
Auto Accessories/Parts 4 - 265-75R-16. All season tires mounted & balanced on GM Mag wheels To ﬁt rear drum brakes. $225. Phone (250)545-3463 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055. Yakima - roof top box. $425. (250)545-4661
2007 VOLKSWAGEN WAGEN NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
2.5 Litre, 5 Spd., Low Kms, Like New, 26,700 Miles STK#3492
2004 VOLKSWAGEN O S G GO GOLF 4 Dr., 4 Cyl., TDI, Auto., Fully Loaded, Sunroof, 60MPG, 145 kms, stk#3472.................. $
2003 MONTANA 7 Pass Van, Van, 3.4 V6, Auto., Clean, Low Km, Local Van, $ 102 kms, stk#3497.......................
1998 HONDA CIVIC 2 Dr. Hatchback, 4 Cyl., Auto., CD, Good Student Car, Car, $ stk#3489......................................
1998 CADILLAC CATERA 4 Dr., 3.0 Litre Engine, Auto., Fully Loaded, 177 kms, stk#3496.................. $
1996 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4 Dr., 4.0 6 Cyl. Engine, Auto., 4X4, Clean, $ stk#3500..................
DL# 9716 GERALD WHITE AUTO BROKERS 6302 STICKLE RD. ACROSS FROM SQUIRES
05 Chev Cavalier, 180km, 2dr auto, a/c, looks & runs exc., $4300. obo. 250-307-0002. 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, V8, auto, fully loaded, 30mpg, exc cond. (white). $2500. 250-5468630 1999 Oldsmobile Intrique, white 4dr, 92,600kms, in great shape, $2200. 250-549-3557. 1999 Suzuki Fireﬂy, 4dr, auto, low kms, great gas mileage. $2100. obo. 250-306-4512. 2002 Sunﬁre, 4 door, 5 speed, 112,000km, $3950. Immaculate. (250)542-8293 2003 Century Buick Custom, 119,000 km, ABS, PS, PL, new windshield & tires. Very well maintained. Asking $5000. Ted - (250)558-4955 2003 Crown Victoria,silver, w/grey interior, mint cond.190,000km. All options, $5,000.obo. 250-546-3585. 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 2010 Pont G3 Podium Edition Loaded, pics and details on Castanet or call 778-516-2000
Cars - Sports & Imports 1986 Honda Prelude Great cond,lost license $500.obo 778-475-2867 Vernon
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Cars - Sports & Imports
Cars - Sports & Imports
1989 VW Cabriolet Convertible, 5-spd, 4-cyl, extra top & tires, 260,000 km, economical, lots of new parts, $2200. obo. (250)549-3274
2006 Honda Pilot EX-L One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, Honda installed trailer package. Meticulously maintained. $19,000. Located in Nelson B.C. Call
250-354-7471 for more information
1993 Honda Civic hatchback. White. B16A2 Eng w/ Approx 55K (bought it with 25,400) Over $17K of Receipts. Asking $8800 Matt Lunde - 250.307.6818 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2.0 Litre turbo, black, p/w, p/l, sunroof, leather, Tokico suspension. $4,000. 250-308-8660. 1998 Toyota Tercel, 4-dr, 4cyl, 5-sp, 190k, exc. cond. in/out. $2900. (250)308-2225 2002 Mustang, good cond inside & out, metallic grey. $5000. obo. 250-308-7065.
Motorcycles 1983 Honda 650 Night Hawk, good starter bike, well maintained. $2200. 250-549-2790 2006 Kawasaki KZ750 Sport, 6-sp, 10,000 km, great cond. $4500. obo (250)308-2225 2008 KLR 650, exc. cond., new chain & sprockets, heated grips, $4300. (250)549-3949 250cc Honda Elite Scooter, red, great Condition, windshield, automatic, 1985, 19,000kms. $1250. 250-2751508, Cell 250-540-1649. 83 Honda Silverwing, 650cc, 30,000 km, collectors plate, $3500. obo (250)260-1805
‘93 Mercedes 4 cyl, 190 E, 2.3 L, Exc. condition. Great gas mileage $1800, OBO 1(604)241-5924
2010 Elantra Touring. White, new condition. $14,900. (250)306-6262 92 Miata, 221,000 kms, yellow, well maintained & babied,car runs & looks great. $5,000. Must sell! 558-1432.
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.
Trucks & Vans
2005 Jayco Jay Flight, 25 ft with slide, exc. shape. $12,900. (250)260-3545
1978 Chev, nice sturdy work truck, $1000. (250)548-3422 1988 Chev Van, fule injection, trailer hitch, very good shape. $1400. obo (250)309-6381 1995 Chev S-10 Ext.cab. 4.3 auto, 220K, canopy, runs well. $3500. obo (250)308-5633 1997 Ford Windstar SE, v-6 auto, loaded, 190k, exc. cond. $2800. (250)308-2225
2007 15’1” Legand all sport, full stand-up top, 40hp, 4 stroke merc., 2 electric downriggers, ﬁsh ﬁnder, black box, as new, $14,000. Jerry 250545-3123.
BLAKELY & COMPANY LAW CORPORATION
“By virtue of Elephant Storage Centre, it intends to dispose of the personal effects of the following individual for the amount stated: Darren Baziw $198.24, Kevin Stoklosa $426.60 & Ben Teeples $687.92. The chattels may be viewed at 6136 Okanagan Avenue 14 days from this date. All written bids may be submitted to Elephant Storage Centre, 549-2255.”
45ft Essex Motorhome 500 HP Deisel pusher.12500 quiet Deisel Generator 4 slides, all The Bells & Whistles. Price Reduced to $160,000 obo (250)550-4408 8’ Valley camper fridge/stove/furnace sleep 4 made for small truck but modiﬁed to ﬁt all trucks and16’freighter Colman canoe. 1000$-camper 400$-canoe 1200$ teaks all. (250) 558-5571
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
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 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
1998 GMC SAFARI AWD. Good Condition, runs well. $1,900 OBO. Call 307-2100
1999 GMC 2500, 4x4, extended cab, 3 door. $6500. 250308-9821. 2000 Toyota 4 Runner, one owner, 170,000. KM, Dark Green exterior/ Tan interior, excellent condition, 2 sets of tires. $12,900. Contact Heidi 250-306-4161 2003 Ford Supercrew F-150, 4x4, red, mint cond., $12,500. obo. (250)260-5291 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. 2005 Ford 250 S/D, crwcab, 2WD, v8 auto, A/C, 98K, good cond. $8500. (250)308-2225 2007 Toyota Tundra (1/2 ton), 8ft long box, 4.7lt, auto, white, like new. 25,000KM. $25,000 obo. (250)546-8630
Sport Utility Vehicle
1995 Ford Explorer. Great shape. Leather, loaded, 4x4. $2,000. (250)938-1811
8’x18’ Flat Deck Trailer, 2 3500 lbs axles, exc. cond. $1800. obo (250)542-0599
1995 Jeep YJ, 3 inch lift, 33 inch new tires, lot’s of extras. $3500. Call 250-540-9917
18’ Davidson Sailboat, 2 sails with kicker, trailer & moorage. $3990. ﬁrm (250)503-6663
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE KATHLEEN JOHNSTON ALSO KNOWN AS MARJORIE JOHNSTON ALSO KNOWN AS MARJORIE K JOHNSON ALSO KNOWN AS M K JOHNSTON ALSO KNOWN AS MARJORIE JOHNSON, FORMERLY OF ROOM 122, ASPEN GROVE WING, PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR, 3800 PATTEN DRIVE, ARMSTRONG, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
5hp 4 stroke Honda outboard in Good shape. $1,000 ﬁrm. (778)475-2177 Canaventure 17’, OMC Cobra 6cyl. 4.3, ez-load trailer. 7 life jackets, ski tow rope, lg tube. $5500.obo. excellent cond. (250)503-2460 please lv msg.
Anniversaries BRUCE & ELEANORE BOLTON are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a come and go tea on May 14th, 2011 at the Enderby Seniors Centre, 1101 George Street from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This is an invitation for their many friends to join them on this very special occasion.
Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MARJORIE KATHLEEN JOHNSTON aka MARJORIE JOHNSTON aka MARJORIE K JOHNSTON aka M K JOHNSTON aka MARJORIE JOHNSON are hereby notiﬁed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Charles Melvin Johnston and Patrice Elaine Johnston, c/o their solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, British Columbia, V0E 1B0, on or before June 9, 2011, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.
Happy Thoughts Happy 80th Birthday Mom (Dora Davison) You are amazing and we love you!!
IT’S RV TIME! Now accepting newer, clean RVs for consignment.
• Government Certiﬁed Techs • Best Parts selection, new and used, in BC • Lowest shop rate in the valley Since 1969
Sales & Service Ltd.
When booking online, go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 firstname.lastname@example.org Dealer #5529
Houseboats For Sale 50 ft.from $50,000 - dual station 54 ft.from $80,000 - dual station, hot tub 59 ft.from $120,000 - DS, hot tub, Àreplace Smaller used houseboats $20,000 up. 1.800.663.4026
Dad, Joyce & Blaine, Lindy & Mike, Tom & Tamra, George & Sharon, Erica & Paul, Nate, 14 grandchildren & 6 gr-grandchildren!
Adult Escorts BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best Blue Eyed Bikini Babe Jenna 20yrs Hot Chocolate Treat Tiara 19yrs 250-859-9584 roommates.escort-site.com CHARLEY’S Escorts, in or out call. 250-540-7069,or try our 900 line @ 1-900-528-1051 EXXXOTIC Slim Jasmine 24yr. Super Busty Casey 21yr in/out. Vernon. 250-859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 Pretty Gina, 38, blonde, slim, 36DD natural. Fun friendly escort + friend, 22. in/out, fetish ok. 250-307-8174 Swedish massage, erotic stress relief, 10am-10pm. Hiring. 250-938-8960.
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSIC U304
2000 YAMAHA V-STAR CUSTOM
2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE CLASSIC
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2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON U302 ROADKING POLICE
2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNA SUPERGLIDE U300
2010 Dodge Charger SXT
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
Leather, Only 24,000 kms
Only 2900 kms
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2010 Nissan Versa
2010 Ford Fusion SE
Auto, 20,000 kms
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2009 Dodge Journey AWD
2007 Mazda CX7 AWD
Only 56,000 kms
2007 C adil ad illlac Es EEscalade calaade Cadillac
22000009 GMC GMC 2009 Acadia SLT
Only 46,000 kms
Only 76,000 kms, one of a kind color!
Loaded 60,000 kms
2008 C he rolet Chevrolet Extended Cab
2002 GMC SONOMA CREW CAB 4X4
2007 KIA SPORTAGE
WAYNE “Benny” BENTSON
8,200 DEAN BANKS
2007 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
Front or Rear Brake
2007 FORD TAURUS
Very rare ﬁnd, only 94,000 kms
Spring INSPECTION Service
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE
Granite Blue Loaded
with ON THE SPOT FINANCING OAC!
2009 Ford Edge LTD AWD
With Oil Change
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA
Always Open online at www.bcmotorproducts.ca
3500 - 27th Street, Sales: (250) 545-2206 Service: (250) 558-3993 Vernon B.C. Formerly Walthers GM