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The primary boat launch on the Vernon end of Okanagan Lake can be overwhelmed during peak periods, and that is fuelling calls for another facility. The Okanagan Landing Community Association recommended Thursday that the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee pursue another high-capacity boat launch because of challenges at Paddlewheel Park. “We have a long-term problem here,” said president Victor Cumming of boats being near swimmers at Paddlewheel Park. “We have had no accidents so far and we’d be very unhappy if there was.” The launch, which is on land owned by the association, is also upwind, and Cumming says that creates challenges. “Fumes, gas and oil slide into the swimming area,” he said. Another concern is parking, and the association is opposed to a recent study conducted by GVAC that calls for more parking within Paddlewheel Park for tow vehicles and trailers. But to alleviate some of the current problems, the association is calling for medium-term actions like expanded vehicle parking along Okanagan Landing Road, a valet service to other sites and a new west entrance to the park specifically for trucks pulling trailers. While the association wants another launch constructed in Vernon, it has not discussed whether it would like to see the Paddlewheel Park facility ultimately closed. “The launch functions very effectively from February to June 15 and it’s used regularly for residential, commercial and industrial uses,” said Cumming. “This is an excellent deep water launch.”
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Some residents are concerned with a proposal to expand the boat launch at Paddlewheel Park. Support for another boat launch on Okanagan Lake has the support of Mike Macnabb, a GVAC director. “Capacity is an issue. The number of people using boats has gone up and they’re not small boats,” he said. “We are already sitting on property we own.” GVAC owns several pieces of property along the lake at Lakeshore Road. Director Patrick Nicol would like to minimize the conflict between boaters and other recreational enthusiasts at Paddlewheel Park. “It’s really a swimming area and it has everything to do with what Okanagan Landing is about. It’s a neighbourhood area,” he said.
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News Directors split over incineration
â€œI donâ€™t want to go down a different path when I think weâ€™re doing pretty There are deep divisions over a pro- well with solid waste,â€? he said. posed garbage incinerator in the North The first phase of the $100 to $200 Okanagan. million project could collect about 400 Regional District of North Okanagan tonnes of garbage per day. staff will consider whether the districtâ€™s Potential spin-off products could solid waste management plan remains be a cooling warehouse, a hydroponic practical or if consideration greenhouse and a 100-unit coshould be given to CanKor operative housing plan. Pacific Waste and Energyâ€™s â€œIt may be pie-in-the-sky plans for a waste burner on the but there are huge problems Splatsâ€™in First Nation reserve with landfills,â€? said director between Spallumcheen and Eugene Foisy. Enderby. â€œIf we can get some inforAdministrator Trafford Hall mation, it doesnâ€™t hurt to look is concerned about a possible at something that may be betshift away from RDNO policy ter.â€? Will Hansma which calls for landfills and Director Will Hansma recycling. wants RDNO staff to look at â€œWe looked at incineration recently the incinerator concept with an open and the area was opposed to incinera- mind and not to be tied to the existing tion. What we do now does not pollute waste management plan. the air or water,â€? he said. â€œWe need to do whatâ€™s best for our Representatives for Vancouver-based communities and not necessarily our CanKor made a presentation to directors five-year plan,â€? he said. Wednesday. â€œWe have looked at incineration projâ€œA whole bunch of questions came ects in other countries and they are very up,â€? said director Mike Macnabb of the good.â€? proposal which would divert waste away CanKor is seeking $10,000 from the from landfills and into an incinerator. regional district for a feasibility study but â€œIt makes a lot of assumptions we Hansma wants assurances that potential canâ€™t take at face value. What happens if environmental concerns are addressed. it doesnâ€™t work?â€? â€œWill it tell us the impact on our air Macnabb points out that consider- quality? There is a concern about water able time went into the regional districtâ€™s in the area. The site is very close to an solid waste management plan. aquifer,â€? he said. Morning Star Staff
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Mayor defends expenses ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Chris Pieper calls it commitment. Commitment to job and commitment to the taxpayers. Armstrong’s mayor is referring to the expenses he and his council submitted as part of their duties in 2010, which includes attending conferences and meetings on behalf of the city. The city’s annual report shows Pieper made a salary of $20,974 and submitted $2,333 in expenses. All six councillors made $11,935 in remuneration, with Shirley Fowler submitting the most expenses, $2,580. Coun. Paul Britton submitted just $200 in expenses while Coun.
“We’ve tried to keep expenses down.” — Chris Pieper Ron (Sully) O’ Sullivan didn’t claim any. In total, council earned just over $103,000 in remuneration and expenses. “Ever since I’ve been on council we’ve tried to keep expenses down,” said Pieper. “Our major expense, probably 80-to-85 per cent, is one event and that’s when we go to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. If somebody doesn’t go to UBCM, expenses are usually
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Police have shut down a marijuana-grow operation in Mara. On Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m., officers executed a search warrant for the theft of Hydro and production of marihuana at a residence on Davy Road. “A total of 409 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, along with approximately five pounds of harvested bud packaged for distribution in half pound bags, and related growing equipment were seized during this Gord Molendyk search,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson. When officers arrived on the rural property, they saw a man fleeing the property in a truck. “It took off out of the south end of the property on to a forest service road and then out to Highway 97A” said Molendyk. “The male driver was arrested when the truck he was driving became held up in a line of traffic caused by a motor vehicle accident on Highway 97B near Salmon Arm.” A 28-year-old man from Canoe was arrested and taken into. The suspect has since been released from custody he is expected to face charges of production of marijuana, production of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and theft of telecommunication (B.C. Hydro) at a later date. Two other people were arrested as they arrived at the property while the search was being conducted. Both have been released without charge at this point, however, the investigation is continuing. “This is the second grow operation our Rural members have dismantled in the past week as our detachment continues move forward on our strategic priority of crime reduction,” said Molendyk.
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Campaign for Hassen Arena expands ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Bridge Street in Armstrong is being turned into a one-day celebration area. The street beside Armstrong city hall and the Armstrong -Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and transformed into the Hassen Arena Celebration Zone, part of the city’s Kraft Celebration Tour bid to win $25,000 in upgrades to the Hassen Arena. “The street will be closed but we will have computers set up for people to vote for us,” said Coun. Ryan Nitchie. Armstrong is one of two B.C. finalists – Creston is the other – in the Kraft Celebration Tour contest. The winner, determined by online voting, will receive $25,000 for community upgrades, and TSN will come to
“We encourage people to come down.” — Ryan Nitchie the community and broadcast its popular Sportscentre program from town. Online voting for Armstrong and Creston will be conducted for a 24-hour period starting Monday at 9 a.m. “We encourage people to come down and vote and bring a laptop as well, we have unlimited Internet access,” said Nitchie, who has helped spearhead Armstrong’s bid. Askew’s Foods will sponsor a barbecue in the celebration zone, offering up free hamburgers and the like, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are required to help work the computer bank. If you’re interested in
donating some time and clicking a mouse to help Armstrong win – you can vote as many times as you like – contact the chamber at 250546-8155. The celebration zone will move Monday night to the Nor-Val Sports Centre, where the Armstrong Shamrocks host the Kamloops Venom in game one of their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League semifinal series at 7:30 p.m. The computer bank will move to Nor-Val Sports Centre as will the barbecue, starting at around 7 p.m. and will continue throughout the game. If Armstrong wins
the online voting, the city will receive $25,000 for upgrades to the aging Hassen Arena. Creston will use the money for upgrades to its community centre.
Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper has wagered 10 cases of Okanagan Spring beer with Creston Mayor Ron Toyota, who offered up 10 cases of
Kokanee beer, brewed at the Columbia Brewing Company in Creston, if Armstrong wins the contest. To vote for Armstrong on Monday, go to www.
kraftcelebrationtour.ca. The winner between Armstrong and Creston will be announced on Tuesday during TSN Sportscentre’s evening show.
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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The search of the home located 941 marijuana plants.
A bailiff discovered more than he expected when he went to change the locks on a Vernon home foreclosure. On Tuesday, the bailiff found a large marijuana grow operation in the 900 block of Mt. Grady Road on Middleton Mountain. “The bailiff discovered the large grow operation in the basement of the home, and he called police to report the find,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. Officers from the Vernon detachment were able to get a search warrant under the
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Oyama downgraded as address RICHARD ROLKE
Baker also isn’t concerned the names aware of Lake Country. “The ability to market the new brand Oyama, Winfield, Okanagan Centre and Oyama residents are being assured for Lake Country is hindered by the use Carr’s Landing will be abandoned. their identity will continue despite an of the neighbourhood names,” said Reyna “The name is maintained in the name address change. Seabrook, communications officer, in a of the ward and people can still use it as an Council is asking Canada Post to list report. address. The post office still recognizes the Lake Country as the preferred address,” he said. “This may prove mailing address for the municCanada Post has asked the disvery difficult to the ipality instead of Oyama, trict to launch a communications success of a marketing Winfield or Okanagan Centre. process to let residents know that strategy.” “This just puts Lake the change in the preferred mailGuenther says there Country as the primary ing address was a decision of are economic benefits address in Canada Post’s data council and not the Crown corto using Lake Country base,” said Mayor James Baker. poration. as the overall address. “It makes it easier for peo“Lake Country is the address“People won’t invest Guenther Baker ple who want to reach Lake ing authority in this area and in the community if Country.” Canada Post takes their direction they don’t know where Oyama, Winfield and from the municipality in regards to the we are,” she said. Okanagan Centre will now be considered Guenther also denies the change in name of the municipality,” said Seabrook secondary addresses for mail instead of the primary address will undermine the in her report. preferred addresses. “Once Canada Post has officially identity of the original communities that “Residents can still use the old names,” joined together to form the municipality changed the preferred mailing address to said Coun. Noreen Guenther. Lake Country, we can identify other serin 1995. Municipal staff recommended the “This council has been clear about vice providers that use the ward names, change because of attempts to make inves- honouring the history of our wards,” she such as Google Maps, and request they tors, potential new residents and tourists said. amend the address to Lake Country.” Morning Star Staff
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Fees frozen for swimming in Lumby RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Recreational users are getting a break in the Lumby area. The Regional District of North Okanagan board has adopted 2011/2012 fees for the White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. It includes no increase in fees for public skating and swimming. Director Eugene Foisy says the decision was made not to hike public swimming and skating fees because of
“People are having a hard time.” — Eugene Foisy the negative impact the recession has had on families. “People are having a hard time and the mon-
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’m not sure if there’s any kind of world record for working long past the traditional age of retirement. My dad is 77 and still working full-time, and I have no doubt it is what has kept him healthy of body and sharp of mind. But he doesn’t come close to Fred Lyall, who at almost 95 has decided to step down from writing his longtime column for The Morning Star, In the Garden. When Fred broke the Katherine Mortimer bad news to me, I jokingly told him how lazy he was that just because he was getting on in years, he thought he could start to take it easy. But knowing Fred, he isn’t likely to be relaxing in a La-Z-Boy, remote control in hand. Instead, he will no doubt tend to his beloved garden, which includes hanging baskets the likes of which I’ve rarely seen. In winter, he will probably be on the ice at the Vernon Curling Club. When I started working at the paper in 1995, one of my toughest assignments was learning to decipher the hieroglyphics that was and still is Fred’s handwriting. To this day, I’m certain that my colleague Cara Brady and myself are the only members of the newsroom staff who are able to competently typeset Fred’s columns. For Fred is the only columnist for whom I don’t insist on his work being e-mailed to me. So each week, like clockwork, and always well ahead of deadline, I receive three or four double-spaced, handwriting pages on three-hole loose-leaf paper. Over the years, Fred and I have enjoyed many conversations, with topics ranging from gardening to our favourite runs at Silver Star, to the latest news about his sons and grand-
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We’ve heard of the politics of fear, but Premier Christy Clark is quickly defining the politics of the fearful. The politician-turned-talkshow-host-turned-politician continues to avoid defending her political beliefs in public with yet another refusal to debate her opponent. NDP leader Adrian Dix challenged Clark to a debate on the HST, a verbal tussle that would have been aired on Vancouver’s CKNW radio station. Not surprisingly, Clark declined the invitation. The premier’s decision to avoid debating Dix follows her avoidance of speaking to the HST in the Legislature when she invoked closure when it was her turn to speak to the issue. And, of course, Clark refused to attend all-candidates meetings during the Vancouver-Point Grey byelection campaign that saw her barely defeat NDP candidate David Eby. It is clear Clark is afraid to back up her style with substance, but why? If Clark truly believes the HST is good for B.C. and crucial to the future of this province’s economy, wouldn’t she be salivating at the opportunity to discredit HST opponents like Dix? In a statement in response to Dix’s challenge, Clark said the NDP is trying to politicize the issue — presumably unlike Clark and the B.C. Liberals politicizing the issue by running information ads that look and sound suspiciously like rabidly pro-HST promotional commercials. Critics have long accused Clark of being more style than substance. The fact she appears to be running from every challenge does nothing to counter that criticism. — Kamloops This Week
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
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he recent contract negotiations between Canada Post and its largest union have been widely reported in the media, yet I don’t believe Canadians are getting all of the facts. Canada Post is demanding that the current sick leave benefits be replaced by a new short-term disability program. In order to understand the ramifications of this program, the public needs to be aware that more than 10% of postal workers were hurt on the job nationwide last year. In 2010, 5.75 per 100 postal workers suffered from a disabling injury as a result of working at Canada Post. The number of days lost due to an injury per employee (WCB approved) was 3.94 days in 2009. The severity of postal worker injuries is also much worse than aver-
age, yet Canada Post wants to introduce a program that would give their consultants the final say over a doctor’s decision, and would leave some workers unprotected. Canada Post has been profitable for the last 15 years. They say they can’t afford to negotiate a contract without rollbacks, yet
LONG-TERM CARE NEEDED I have been reading, with much interest, much that has been written recently about the bed shortage at the hospital and agree that something must be done. However, the plea for more acute care beds may be misguided. You recently had an article which stated that 20 or 30 acute care beds are always being used for long term elderly people. These beds costa bout $1,300 per day in the hospital. The cost for a bed in a care home is about one/ tenth of that. According to my calculations that amounts to about $25,000 a day in unnecessary costs. Taken out for a month it is about $750,000 , or in a year almost $10,000,000. I recently had a friend spend three months in the hospital when he should have been in a care home. We, as taxpayers, wasted more than $100,000 on this man because there was no proper accommodation for him. To make this even more of a crime, the hospital is ill equipped to handle this type of patient as there is no space and no staff to provide any kind of exercise or stimulation. As a result, he was very frustrated and as he became disruptive or hard to control he was often strapped to his bed or to a chair. The result was a rapid acceleration of dementia. Since the end of March he has been, perhaps temporarily, in a care home where he is happier, better cared for and not deteriorating so rapidly. This is not meant to be critical of the hospi-
they posted their highest profit ever (281 million) in 2009. They mislead Canadians by claiming lettermail volumes have declined , but the fact is overall mail volumes are about 10% higher now than 10 years ago. They also claim that the union’s demands would cost 1.4 billion dollars, yet refuse to explain how they
tal. It is merely a statement that the hospital is being required to provide a service that it is not equipped to provide. A much better argument could be made for the provision of more long-term care beds which would remove these patients from the hospital and free up the acute care beds for use as they are intended. In my mind, this makes much better economic sense while providing more appropriate care for those elderly who can no longer care for themselves. Denis Smith SAY YES I sense that a yes vote to extinguish the harmonized sales tax may produce much more positive, progressive results and that a no vote to keep this tax may produce much more harmful, negative results to our own evolving economic existence. A yes vote may prevent the HST from making the rich minority richer by making the poor majority poorer and B.C. may do better if we make a real effort to balance our own federal and provincial taxes. I sense that a yes vote may go a long way towards returning our forceful federal/provincial governments to the bottom-to-top democratic grassroots government that is within our own Canadian constitution and they may think twice before risking trying to ram anything else down our own throats again. Bruce Gurnsey
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justify this number. Canada Post provides universal, reliable service with one of the lowest standard postal rates in the industrialized world. Postal jobs provide workers with a decent wage, benefits and pension. Postal workers spend money in their communities, boosting the economy for all. They can maintain their families’ health and education, providing the next generation of Canadians contributing to our society. Retired workers do not live in poverty, draining our country’s social programs. Our struggle is for good jobs and better lives for all Canadians. There is nothing broken here; why does Canada Post want to ‘fix’ it? Cliff Vico, president CUPW local 848
PAYING TRIBUTE I listened to and watched while Terry Fox gained respect, admiration, and love as he ran across this vast country of ours. I witnessed the tears of a nation when cancer returned and cut short his epic journey. I applauded his mother, Betty Fox, when she took up and continued his great hope of finding a cure for cancer. S he has now passed on, and is once again with her beloved Son. Rest in peace Mrs. Fox. You have also earned the admiration and respect of Canada. Robert Thibeau CLIMATE CHANGE In the recent speech from the throne, there was not a word about climate change. No mention by our national government about this threat to our ability to live on this beautiful planet. The only words in support of our environment and future generations came from Senate page Michelle DePape who held up the sign reading Stop Harper. Congratulations to this courageous young woman who risked her position as a page, as well as criticism from those afraid of change. Michelle stands with Agnes McPhail, Greenpeace and other Canadians who refused to be silent about social and ecological injustice. She spoke truth to power. She set a fine example. She spoke for me. Bill Darnell
HST VOTE Please read the question carefully when voting. It has been designed confuse the public. They have used reverse thing on us. I think it is in poor taste to use such wording just to confuse the public. So vote yes if you do not want HST. Every one that is against to HST must vote yes to kill the HST Harry Dixon
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cent over last year to 73 units from 53. “The slight rebound and gradual improvement in June is promising,” said Rob Shaw, Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board vice-president. “We hope to continue to see modest gains in sales if activity picks up with the warm weather and an influx of out-of-town buyers.” Shaw says it’s too soon to tell if there will be a slow down over the summer. “July will be a good indicator as to an ongoing trend,” he said. “Although inventory is on the decline, serious buyers enjoy an excellent selection of homes in the North Okanagan, and are taking advantage of good prices and wide choices while they are still available.”
Real estate activity remains a challenge in the North Okanagan. There were 131 overall property sales in June, a five per cent decrease compared to 138 during the same month in 2010. Sales volumes went from $48.9 to $43.2 million. However, sales improved 6.5 per cent over the 123 units sold during May. Rob Shaw Total residential sales for June rose by 8.11 per cent to 120 compared to 111 in June 2010, while single-family sales jumped 37.74 per
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The second annual Community Golf Day tournament is less than a week away, and it is shaping up to be even bigger than last year. “It’s just a fun event for the whole family,” said event chair Bruce Shepherd, adding that golfers of all skill levels are invited to come out. The charitable event, taking place on Sunday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club in partnership with the Kalamalka Rotary Club, is in support of the maternal child department in Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s new patient care tower. The golf itself is free, but there is a minimum $50 donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Tax receipts
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Twin forwards Connor (above) and Kellen (middle) Jones of the Quinnipiac Bobcats, along with defenceman Kyle Bigos of the Merrimack Warrior, are showcasing their skills this week at the Edmonton Oilers’ prospects camp. The former Viper trio played major roles in helping Vernon record back-to-back Royal Bank Cup national junior A hockey titles in 2009 and ‘10.
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Twins Connor and Kellen Jones are trying to hold court with some of the best forward prospects in the NHL. Defenceman Kyle Bigos’ job is to shut them all down. Neither is an easy assignment, but the three Vernon Viper alumni wouldn’t trade this thrill ride for box seats at the Stanley Cup finals. The trio have been skating all week at the Edmonton Oilers prospects camp, which ends Saturday with a mini 3-on-3 tournament. “Last year was pretty exciting, just with Kellen getting drafted (seventh round, 202nd overall) and being out there with (Taylor) Hall and (Jordan) Eberle and those types of players. “I think we’re still in disbelief that we’re here, but this year we’re trying to make an impact and be some of the best players out there,” said Connor, a Montrose, B.C. native. The camp mainly comprises the Oilers’ younger prospects from the junior, college and AHL level, the top name being Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, selected first overall by the Oilers in last month’s NHL Entry Draft. “He’s pretty down-to-earth; he doesn’t act like a No. 1 pick. He’s just happy to be here,” said Connor, of RNH’s grounded demeanour. Added Kellen: “Everything is top of the line. They treat you like you’re a pro already; that’s a great part of it.
“Everyone has the same feeling – thrilled to have this chance and we want to make the most of this opportunity. We just want to make sure we’re developing. We both know what it takes and we just work as hard as we can.” For Bigos, a fourth-round draft selection (99th overall in 2009), the journey to becoming an elite prospect hasn’t been without its challenges. He has basically lived away from his home in Upland, Calif. since he was 15, heading to the Notre Dame Hounds program in Wilcox, Sask. before coming to the Vipers. He also lost his father, Walter Bigos, a former draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, last month to a heart attack. “I went through some hard times, but it’s worth it. I thank my family so much for helping me make that sacrifice,” said Bigos, a fan favourite during his time in Vernon. The 22-year-old blueliner added it has been great reconnecting with the twins in Edmonton. “I miss them so much. It’s really a joy to be around them. We had a skills contest (Wednesday) and they blew by some guys, which was good to see,” said Bigos, who got his first introduction to yoga this week at Oiler camp. “I felt tons better after that. I’m definitely going to continue that at home.” A gentle giant until he steps on the ice, Bigos helped the NCAA Division 1 Merrimack Warriors to an impressive 16-8-3 record (25-10-4 overall) in his sophomore year, good
enough for fourth in the Hockey East conference. He skated alongside former Viper Mike Collins, who Bigos says is starting to get a handle on NCAA hockey. Collins finished as Merrimack’s top freshman with 14-16-30 in 36 games. “He had a bit of a slow start, but the second half he just exploded onto the scene. It was just awesome watching him,” smile Bigos, who collected 2-6-8 and 45 penalty minutes in 32 games, and was one of 10 Warriors named to the Hockey East All-Academic team. After helping the Vipers win back-to-back Royal Bank Cup titles, the twins were brought back to earth somewhat in their freshman season with the Division Quinnipiac Bobcats, who went 6-9-7 in ECAC conference play (16-15-8 overall). “It was an eye-opener after being in Vernon for a while. It was a little frustrating to be at the lower part of the league. We don’t want to get used to losing, so next year we’re looking to change and turn things around,” said Connor, who finished second in team scoring (9-15-24) behind captain and former Viper Scott Zurevinski. Kellen, who ranked fourth with 8-14-22, credits Zurevinski for making their adjustment to college hockey a good one. “He’s just awesome. He’s great to everyone, no matter who you are. He’ll also tell you how it is. If you’re not doing well, he’ll tell you,” said Kellen.
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The South Okanagan Flames made them work for it, but the Vernon Re/Max Tigers are through to the second round of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League playoffs. The Cats outlasted the visiting Flames 9-8 in a controversial double-overtime thriller Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre, sweeping the best-of-three quarterfinal. In the second, sudden-death OT (the first OT was 10 minutes, non-sudden death), South Okanagan’s Nick Kapusty was assessed an unsportsmanlike minor moments after the Flames erupted over what they felt was a non-call on a crease violation in Vernon’s zone. On the ensuing powerplay, Craig Bigsby dished a pass down low to Mitch Steel, who recorded the winner at 7:48. “They were attacking us and trying to get back for defence, but we got it and I just passed one down to Mitch and he buried it. Going through two guys, I was kind of nervous throwing that one,” said Bigsby, who ended the night with two goals and an assist. Bigsby credited the Flames for not rolling over. “They wanted to win it to put it to three games so we had to come out here firing and they came out and did the exact same thing as us. It was pretty intense.” Vernon will visit the league-leading Kelowna Raiders in Game 1 of the bestof-three semifinal Saturday at Memorial Arena. The Raiders had a first-round playoff bye. In the other semi, the Armstrong Shamrocks, who also earned a first-round bye, host the Kamloops Venom for Game 1 Monday night (7:30) at Nor-Val Sports Centre. Wednesday’s game was a seesaw affair, with the two teams exchanging the lead
changing four times. Trailing by a goal in the first period, the Tigers’ Riley Soleway equalized with the first of his five-goal performance on a terrific solo effort. South Okanagan went ahead again, but Bigsby, on a nice feed from Nolan Frame, and Soleway, on the powerplay, made it 3-2 Vernon after the first period. The Flames surged ahead again in the second period on goals by Tyler Berkholtz and Kapusty, only to have Soleway reply with two of his own, the second set up nicely by roadrunner Jay Seaton to give Vernon a 5-4 lead after 40 minutes. Bigsby, on a strong second effort, extended Vernon’s lead in the third frame, but Berkholtz, intercepting a Tiger clearance attempt, and Derek Grimm fired singles to keep the visitors rolling. Vernon captain Brett Hanna had the Tigers’ other third period marker, while Chris Pond forced OT by spinning around a double team to go in on netminder Tyler Landry. Hanna had to be helped off the floor in the first OT after he took a hard check from Berkholtz at the side of the net. Vernon tallied first in the extra frame on a 4-on-3 powerplay. Landry made a stellar breakaway save on Quinn Ramsay and the Tigers’ transitioned into a 2-on-1 break, capped by Soleway. Just 28 seconds away from elimination, the Flames pushed it to sudden death on a Chris Johnson goal. “We did not give South Okanagan a lot of respect, and they made us pay for that. Fifteen runners and they just about beat us,” said assistant coach Dave McWhirter, who credited Tigers young guns Seaton, Braden Barr and Darryl Landels for stepping up their game. “My hat is off to South Okanagan, they could have packed it in and got ready for a summer holiday, and they gave it to us.
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Sylvester sizzles for Sistas attack Speedy Kim Sylvester delivered a hat trick to help Season’s Sistas ground Salmon Arm Kaos 3-1 for their first North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division win Tuesday night at Marshall Field #2. Starting the game two girls short and battling the heat, the Sistas, now 1-9-1, got off to an ideal start as Andrea Zubot took possession off the opening kickoff and fed a gorgeous through ball to the roadrunner Sylvester, who made no mistake burying a shot past the Salmon Arm keeper. Sistas never slowed down and continued great passing, while Sherry Weibe, supported by Gizelle Duquette and hard-working Becky (Bubbles) Birbillis, controlled the back line. Strong, steady centre half play by Angela Otto formed the launching point of multiple Sistas’ attacks. Up front, Sylvester stole the show, streaking past the Kaos defenders on some great through balls by Zubot. Kaos (1-8-1) made it close in the second half, tying the game on an amazing corner kick that resulted in a blast over Sistas’ keeper Jaunita Garner. Less than a minute later, the Sistas recovered the lead and never looked back. Honourable mentions went to Sistas’ Coca Fair, playing some net and outside half while recovering from a calf injury. Deb Whitling made some outstanding moves and passes, and Sasha Schenker, playing with a heat-resistant ailment, managed to sub on every 10 minutes to help her shorthanded squad. Goplen Drillers ended a bad spell with a 4-3 win over Shuswap Merlot Tuesday at Marshall #1. Goplen Game MVP honours were shared by Kylah Bryde, who scored a pair of goals, and Lisa Lanaway, making her Driller debut (she played competitive with the former Celtics in the 90s). With no subs and no coach, the Drillers (3-5-3) beat the heat by playing with lots of communication and good passing. Karen Zupp scored the first goal on an excellent cross by Geri O’Brien. After supplying sister-in-law Shelley Zupp with three incredible crosses, Karen left one right on the goal crease that Shelley buried. Vel Beaumont kept the back line in check with her supportive chatter. Nancy Nickoli distributed the ball well, while sister-in-law Shaun Nickoli made some great
grabs, showing her confidence as a seasoned goalie. In the second half, Bryde scored with a hard shot after receiving a pass from Shelley Zupp. Her second goal, assisted by O’Brien, was a high rocket over the Merlot keeper’s head. Merlot are 5-5-1. The Vernon Controllers and Okanagan Impact were unable to break their thirdplace deadlock, and instead settled for a 2-2 tie Tuesday night. The Controllers’ Leslie Epp put a 35-yarder on to the foot of Jenny Currie, who deftly looped a shot over Impact keeper Wendy Ellis from 30 yards out to open the scoring. Impact, even with the Controllers at 7-32, drew equal 10 minutes later when the ball pin-balled in front of the Controllers’ net, with Shelinda Morin chipping it over Michele Wernicke. Wernicke responded by making a highlight-reel save in the second half, blocking an absolute rocket by an Impact striker from eight yards out, then corralling the loose ball. Both sides were in awe. Later in the second half, the Controllers’ Danielle Dunsmore sent a nifty pass to Deana Baker, who lofted a 25-yarder over Ellis for the go-ahead goal. But the Impact’s Jody Hawthorne replied with a well-placed shot underneath the bar with ten minutes later.
Phillips paces Outlaw offence In Competitive Division action, Lori Phillips collected a goal and an assist as Little Tex Outlaws blanked Dr. Lee’s Dental/ Checkers 2-0 Tuesday night at Marshall #3. Phillips opened the scoring, assisted by Lyndsay Lee, and then set up Monica Neilson for the insurance marker, pushing Little Tex to 6-3-1. Gineil Ferrier earned the shut out with many great saves, Stephanie Steward had great runs down the side, pushing the ball up-field with many great crosses, and Elaina Huisken had a great game on defensively, helping the Outlaws shut down repeated Dr. Lees attacks. The Checkers crew is 6-3. North Enderby Timber let their Celtic pride shine through, battling hard in a 3-1 loss to first-place TED United of Salmon Arm Tuesday on Marshall #4. The 1-9 Celtics played their hearts out in the first half, taking a 1-0 lead into the break on a Lisa Knauf strike. Knauf out-worked the defensive line,
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Dana Reid (left) of Dr. Lee Dental/Checkers and Monica Neilson of Little Tex Outlaws compete for possession in women’s Competitive Division soccer action Tuesday night at Marshall Field #3. pressuring them endlessly to retrieve possession, leaving her an open shot on net. “Knauf was Player of the Game by far. She was one of the hardest working players on the field,” said Celtic coach Graham Ross. TED replied with three quick goals in
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Vernon’s Conner Kozak is alone in fifth place after three rounds of the B.C. Junior Men’s Golf Championships at the Birchbank Golf Club in Trail. After opening with identical rounds of 75, Kozak, a member of the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, carded a sizzling 7-under par 65 to charge up the leaderboard to sit at one under. Defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey (67-68-71) was 10-under after three rounds and had a seven-stroke lead over Pitt Meadows’ Kevin Kwon (67-72-74) and Coquitlam’s Brian Jung (72-75-67), who were tied for second. After shooting a pair of 73s, Spall’s Brady Stead fired an 80 in the third round to sit tied for 34th at plus-10. At the qualifier tournament at the Canoe Creek Golf Course in Salmon Arm, Stead recorded the lowest score of the competition, a 3-under par 69,
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Vernon's Conner Kozak tees off on the 10th hole of the Birchbank Golf Club in Trail at the B.C. Junior Men’s Golf Championships. on the final day. Brad Jones and Randy Todosychuk, both of Spall, did not make the cut. Stead, Kozak, Jones, Justin Wurz and David Szestopalow will all play in the B.C. Amateur Championships, which
start Tuesday at The Dunes in Kamloops. Meanwhile, Hillview pro Keith Vandenbrink carded a 67 in individual play to pocket a $315 fourth-place payday at the Gallagher’s Canyon Pro-Am Tuesday afternoon in Kelowna.
The event teamed Okanagan Valley pros in fivesomes with Gallagher’s ladies club members, and Vandenbrink’s group took second overall for an extra $150. He won another $100 in the long drive competition.
A total of 10 Vernon Kokanee Swim Club members collected a stash of medals and personal best times at the B.C. AA Long Course Championships at the H2O pool in Kelowna. More than 300 athletes from 36 clubs from B.C. and Yukon competed in the event, jointly hosted by Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton clubs. Competing in the Under 10 Swim Stars competition was eightyear-old Asia Minnes, who attained a bronze in the 50-metre breaststroke, setting a new Kokanee record in 43.64 seconds. She earned 12th overall in Swim Stars. Also in Swim Stars, Jordyn Ross took bronze in 100-m backstroke, fifth in 400-m freestyle and sixth in both 100-m free and 200-m IM, resulting in an impressive sixth place overall. Kaia Phillips, racing in the 13 girls division, struck gold in 100-m free, silver in 200-m back, 400-m free and 800-m free, bronze in 50-m free and 400-m IM, fourth in 100-m butterfly, and sixth in 200-m free. In the Open girls class, Alison Hughes pocketed double-gold in 200-m butterfly and 400-m IM,
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The Leko Okanagan Grand Masters invaded the coast with just 14 runners and no goalies, and still managed to plunder a bronze medal from the Masters Box Lacrosse Championships in Burnaby. Said assistant manager Jeff Hanley: “We had a much larger commitment at the beginning of the season, but as the tournament date approached we had quite a few guys bow out. “Family commitments, burnout and nagging chaffing issues were cited as the main reasons for some backing out.” Luckily, the OK Masters were able to pick up a pair of goalies – Randy Clough and Tony Martin – from the coast. The teams youngest player, Ryan Nitchie, was confident in his ability to handle the team’s offence, but he was well aware of the unwritten rule that, if need be, he would be called upon to stand between the pipes. Leko’s first game was against long-time rival North Shore Indians, known for their tough brand of lacrosse. Veterans like Lance McGregor, Jock Worth, Adrien Lemaire and Mike Sigalet were up to the challenge, and with Martin
(a former Indian) in net, they earned a 7-4 win. Said first-year grand master Glen (Stumpy) Mitchell: “ I don’t know why everyone says these guys are so bad. I was talking to a lot of them on the floor and they all invited me out to the parking lot after the game for a chat.” Gord Roberts led the scoring with a pair, with singles coming from Steve Crossley, Lemaire, Pat Nelson, Mitchell and Nitchie. The Okanagan crew didn’t bother getting undressed after the game, as they went straight out for their next match against the Surrey Firefighters. Okanagan came out hard and quickly built a six-goal lead. The Firefighters then put their trade skills to use, hacking and chopping their way back to equalize at 10-10 late in the third period. With less than a minute to go, Nelson took a crosschecking minor and Leko went on the short man. With four seconds to go, Nitchie blocked a cannon shot from the top with his head, the loose ball going to Roberts, who fed a streaking Lemaire for the buzzer-beater winner. Nelson (2), Nitchie, Lemaire, Mitchell,
Kent Conners, Rob Seaton, McGregor and Roberts also scored. Said McGregor: “I am so excited I wish I could text somebody, but I don’t know how.” Playing on the new wood floor in Bill Copeland Arena Saturday, Leko fell 14-4 to the Ladner Pioneers. Nelson, Nitchie, Seaton and Crossley handled the Okanagan offence. The Okanagan team showed surprising restraint by not overindulging in the Canada Day weekend festivities and were rewarded with a 6-3 win over the Port Coquitlam Saints in the bronze-medal game Sunday. Nelson stayed out of the penalty box long enough to chalk up four goals, while Lemaire and Brian Blair each potted singles. North Okanagan hopes to send two teams (a 35+ and a 45+) to next year’s tourney in Port Coquitlam. For further information on getting involved in Master’s lacrosse, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, Armstrong Sr. Shamrocks’ No. 1 keeper Chad Pieper got called up to the Burnaby Coasters and helped them strike gold in the A division.
silver in the 100-m fly, fourth in 200-m free and seventh in 100-m free. Hannah Mehain grabbed bronze in the 13 girls 200-m breaststroke, and fifth in 800-m free. Dara Wasylik shaved 16 seconds off her 11 girls 200-m free time. On the boys side, Sean Manchester clocked personal best in each of his races, placing fourth in the 13 boys 200-m IM, fifth in 200-m breast, fifth in both 200-m back and 100-m breast, sixth in 100-m back, seventh in 200-m free and eighth in 100-m free. Quaid Ondzik ranked fifth in the 14 boys 200-m IM, sixth in 200-m free and seventh in 100-m breast, 200-m breast and 200-m back. In other 14 boys action, Kenyon Neumann took
bronze 200-m back, fifth in 100-m back, and eighth in both 200-m IM and 200-m breast. Jaylen Grant recorded gold in Open boys 100-m and 200-m breast to go along with a seventh in 100-m fly. The Kokanee boys medley relay team of Neumann, Manchester, Grant and Ondzik claimed silver in an exciting Open 200-m race. Said Kokanee head coach Marc Tremblay: “It was fantastic to see the Kokanee swimmers doing so well at the meet. For all of them, this meet was the coronation of a great year of swimming. We won over 14 individual medals and it was a great sight to see our kids on top of the podium.”
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FRIDAY SENIOR C LACROSSE – Armstrong Shamrocks vs Kelowna Raiders, 7:30 p.m., Hassen Memorial Arena (rescheduled from Nor-Val Sports Centre). PEE WEE LACROSSE – B.C. Championships in Vernon and Armstrong. Pee Wee A1, A2, B and C division games going 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Wesbild Centre, Civic Arena and Nor-Val Sports Centre.
SATURDAY PEE WEE LACROSSE – B.C. Championships in Vernon and Armstrong. Pee Wee A1, A2, B and C division games going 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Wesbild Centre, Civic Arena and Nor-Val Sports Centre.
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Turn-Key Controls pulled the upset Wednesday night at Marshall Field #5, icing second-place Davidson Dynamite FC 4-1 in North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League play. Turn-Key’s Jeremy Kler was taken down in the box after a determined run, and Evan Moore made no mistake as he buried a blistering penalty strike into the right corner past a diving Dynamite keeper to make it 2-0. Continued pressure from the 4-5-1 Controls led to Chris Harris connecting on an unstoppable volley for their third goal. Davidson, now 6-3-2, made it interesting as they squeaked one by keeper Greg Douma. The Controls soon regrouped and midfielder Marco Arnold streaked down the left wing and lofted a shot up and over the keeper to restore the two-goal lead. Harris continued his hot streak as he completed the scoring off a rebound from another Arnold shot. The Turn-Key backline of Alex and Sam Nolan, Sean Bonnett and Greg Finch held the Davidson attack in check. First-place North Enderby Timber cruised to a 4-0 win over Concept Physio Monday at Marshall #3. NET (9-1-1) opened the scoring after a Concept midfielder took an unnecessary foul 23 yards out midway through the first half. Devin Janke made him pay by firing a blast top right, just under the bar. Man of the Match Jobie Waughman fooled the Concept defence, the NET offence and even himself with a misshit cross that chipped the goalie for a 2-0 lead heading into the half. NET’s go-to goal getter Brent Poulsen cleaned up the timbermen
attack by taking a clean pass from Waughman up the right wing, deking around two defenders and firing a rocket top right. Poulsen capped the scoring with a volley from 10 yards out. Graham Ross supplied him with a long chip pass to set up the strike. Brodie Couch nearly worked a fifth goal for NET, but was “slightly” off target. The Timber defensive line made life easy for keeper Danny Stein, who was hardly tested throughout the match. Concept dipped to 3-7. Meanwhile, in an Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ League makeup game Wednesday, the Pushor Mitchell Advocates fell 5-0 to host Salmon Arm. Solid goalkeeping from Pushor’s Chris Turbett kept his team in the game as Lorne McNeily’s goal in the 21st minute was the only goal of the first half. Second-half goals by Jeff Abbott, Nick Wood and a pair by Dave Howes completed the Salmon Arm offence. Keeper John Damon barely broke a sweat for the shutout.
NOTEBOOK BASKETBALL - The 26th Hoops & Hustle Basketball Camp goes Aug. 2-5 at Fulton Secondary. Guest instructor is Jerry Krause, director of men’s basketball operations with the NCAA Gonzaga Bulldogs. Players get four clinics and two games a day, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For boys and girls entering Grades 7-10 this fall. Call Dale Olson @ 545-1348 #145. HOCKEY - The Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association Hockey School goes Aug. 1-5 for rec and rep players aged 7-14, and Aug. 8-12 for rep players aged 9-15 only, Priest Valley Arena. Visit www. vernonminorhockey.com for registration details.
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The North Okanagan Parks and Natural Areas Trust is celebrating its 10th year in operation in 2011. Many people may not be familiar with how a conservation land trust works, but it is a service works on behalf of the
community. A conservation land trust is a non-profit organization that actively works to conserve the ecological integrity of land, either by acquiring it (through cash donations or individual/estate land donations), or by committing to the pro-
tection and stewardship of it through a legal contract. Through this contract, know as a conservation covenant, the protection of that piece of property lasts forever even through changes in ownership. NOPNAT has a board
of volunteers, as well as receiving support from the North Okanagan Naturalists Club and the Land Conservancy. If you have a piece of property that you feel is worth protecting, visit www.nopnat.com, or call Hew Kidston at 250-5428959.
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The 2012 B.C. Winter Games Society would like to welcome 107.5 Kiss FM as the President’s Club radio sponsor for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Greater Vernon. As part of the partnership, Kiss FM will provide more than $20,000 worth of on air features and updates, including 24 live reports a day during the four-day event from Feb. 23 to 26, 2012 Kiss FM will also provide coverage of the official games office opening, along with the opening and closing ceremonies. “For us, it’s not enough to simply provide the results to listeners, we want to deliver proper respect to both the athletes and organizers by giving live, local and up-to-date coverage that celebrates their achievements,” said Kiss FM program director Jason Armstrong. “We know that, thanks to the spectacular efforts of so many volunteers, our community will knock it out the park, as always, and 107.5 Kiss FM is excited and proud to be a part of it.” Kiss FM Sales Manager Gord Wiens says live and local first is something the radio station takes seriously. “This is our commitment to the community we live and work in,” said Wiens. “For Kiss FM to be the radio station of the B.C. Winter Games is an honour, providing listeners and athletes alike with live up to date information.” Kiss FM joins Watkin Motors as President’s Club sponsors, with room for more businesses to get on board. For more information about sponsorship, call Dave Fletcher, Friends of Games director, at 250308-7220.
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Student test results improve B.C. students are taking the Foundation Skills Assessment in greater numbers and their results show improvement over last year. About 84 per cent of the approximately 89,000 students in grades 4 and 7 wrote the FSA in 2011, an increase of one per cent from 2010. Of those students who did write the FSA, more than four out of five met or exceeded expectations in the foundational skills of reading, writing and numeracy. In the Vernon School District (excluding unknown performance levels): ■ 592 Grade 4 students Reading: – 58 per cent meeting expectations – eight per cent exceeding expectations – 20 per cent not yet meeting expectations Writing: – 60 per cent meeting expectations – 12 per cent exceeding expectations – 14 per cent not yet meeting expectations Numeracy: – 53 per cent meeting expectations – six per cent exceeding expectations – 28 per cent not yet meeting expectations ■ 647 Grade 7 students Reading: – 57 per cent meeting expectations – 10 per cent exceeding expectations – 21 per cent not yet meeting expectations Writing: – 58 per cent meeting expectations – 24 per cent exceeding expectations – 6 per cent not yet meeting expectations Numeracy: – 53 per cent meeting expectations – three per cent exceeding expectations – 32 per cent not yet meeting expectations In the North Okanagan-Shuswap district: ■ 467 Grade 4 students Reading: – 54 per cent meet-
help us identify areas Numeracy: 67 per cent ing expectations – seven per cent that need improve- (up three per cent over exceeding expectations ment, they also allow 2010) ■ Grade 7 Reading: – 26 per cent not yet us to see what’s working so we can share best 66 per cent (up one per meeting expectations practices,” said George cent over 2010) Writing: ■ Grade 7 Writing: – 61 per cent meet- Abbott, education min72 per cent (up four ister. ing expectations “Districts like Fort per cent over 2010) – five per cent ■ Grade 7 Nelson and exceeding C a r i b o o - Numeracy: 62 per cent expectations C h i l c o t i n , (same as 2010) – 20 per cent Despite a slight for instance, not yet meeting have imple- increase in participaexpectations m e n t e d tion this year, approxiNumeracy: specific pro- mately 14,000 students – 59 per cent grams that - 16 per cent of all elimeeting expechave led gible students - did not tations to marked write the FSA in 2011. – three per George Abbott Together with classimprovecent exceeding ment in FSA room assessment and expectations – 25 per cent not yet scores over the past few report card informayears. Successes like tion, FSA provides meeting expectations ■ 487 Grade 7 stu- these provide a useful valuable information blueprint for districts to parents on how their dents that may be strug- child is performing in Reading: reading, writing and – 57 per cent meet- gling.” The total number numeracy. ing expectations There is a strong – five per cent of eligible students, exceeding expectations including those who correlation between a – 28 per cent not yet did not take the assess- student’s FSA scores ment, is reflected in the and his or her future meeting expectations overall performance success in completing Writing: school. – 63 per cent meet- results. Provincial, district A greater proporing expectations – three per cent tion of students met or and school FSA 2011 exceeding expectations exceeded expectations results are available – 22 per cent not yet this year for each of on the Ministry of the three foundational Education website at: meeting expectations skills at both grade lev- http://www.bced.gov. Numeracy: bc.ca/reporting/ – 52 per cent meet- els: For sample ques■ Grade 4 Reading: ing expectations – two per cent 69 per cent (up two per tions, tips on preparing students and a runexceeding expectations cent over 2010) ■ Grade 4 Writing: down of what to expect – 35 per cent not yet 73 per cent (up four on in the FSA, visit: meeting expectations http://www.bced.gov. With limited excep- per cent over 2010) ■ Grade 4 bc.ca/assessment/fsa/ tions, all Grade 4 and Grade 7 students are expected to write the FSA. Using information from the FSA, the Ministry of Education works with school dis• New Leases • Lease Buyouts tricts to ensure sup• Lease Takeovers ports for students are • Fleet Lease Specials in place to improve CALL KIRSTEN, OUR EXPERIENCED LEASE ADVISOR TODAY!! teaching and learning 250-545-0687 OR for the coming school TOLL FREE 1-877-590-8787 year. 3401 - 48TH AVE, VERNON, BC • WWW.VERNONTOYOTA.COM “FSA results not only DL#30382
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The 30 Avenue railway crossing will be CLOSED July 7 - 11, 2011 for upgrades to the underground utilities and railway crossing. The road will re-open Monday July, 11, 2011. As a result of the closure, DETOURS will be in effect for the weekend. For further details of the project please contact Brian Monaghan, Quantum Consulting Group Ltd. 250-503-1023.
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Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 11 and should be completed by the end of September. As a result, Allenby Way will be closed to through trafﬁc, with detours in effect, for the duration of the project with access to local trafﬁc only. For further details of the project please contact Brian Monaghan, Quantum Consulting Group Ltd. 250-503-1023 or visit the City of Vernon Website, www.vernon.ca, and select Capital Works.
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News Transition House seeking help
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The Vernon Women’s Transition House Society is currently needing volunteers to assist sorting and distributing donations. Transition House is a shelter for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and the donations are used to assist women in setting up new households when they move out into the community.
The agency is also currently seeking donations of gently used household items and furniture for its clients as they transition back into the community. For more information about becoming a volunteer or donating household items, call the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society at 250-542-11 or go to www.vwths. shelternet.ca.
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y the time you read this, most registered voters in B.C. will have received their HST referendum ballot packages. It probably won’t come as a surprise to learn I’ll be voting no. I don’t believe there’s any benefit to going back to the old GST/ PST combination and higher taxes. But the referendum allows British Columbians the chance to make up their own minds. As you take the time to research the two options, I’d like to explain why I will be voting “no, thanks” to returning to the old 12 per cent GST/PST. I believe the harmonized sales tax is good for the North Okanagan. Consider two of the largest and most significant industries in the local economy – agriculture and logging. Despite what you may have heard from
Fight HST and the NDP, both industries are staunch supporters of retaining the 10 per cent HST. Just ask them. The B.C. Agriculture Council and B.C. Cattlemen say farmers benefit greatly from the HST. Eric Foster B.C. Fruit Growers Association president Joe Sardinha has urged B.C. to keep the HST. Why is this? It’s more efficient and cost effective. For example, they are able to recover tax paid on any and all purchases on farm equipment. That may not sound significant to you, but consider all that additional and extra expense on equipment – before you’ve sold a single item and made any profit. Simplicity and being more cost effective aren’t just ways to save money, but put B.C.’s farmers and ranch-
ers on a more equal footing with their counterparts in Alberta and provinces with the HST, such as Ontario. The HST affords those in the agriculture industry the chance to invest more into their farms and ranches, modernize and purchase new equipment – and hire more workers. Many of these same arguments for the HST apply equally well for the logging industry.
It’s estimated a harmonized, more efficient tax will save the forestry industry about $140 million per year – about $40 million for forestry and logging, and $100 million for forestry-related manufacturing. The logging industry is arguably even more competitive than agriculture – these are not insignificant savings – and that translates to jobs for forestry and
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Xerindipity Garden hosting workshop Morning Star Staff
Head over to Polson Park’s Xerindipity Garden Saturday for a free workshop on waterwise gardening. The Regional District of North Okanagan will host a 1 p.m. event showcasing ways to maximize a garden’s productivity while minimizing water bill. “We constantly hear from North Okanagan residents looking for ways to reduce their water consumption,” said Jennifer Miles, water — Miles sustainability coordinator. “There are many techniques and tools that can help put the resident back in control of their water use. One of the best ways is to set up an automatic irrigation system with a timer. It saves both time and money, and ensures your plants are watered even when you’re away from home.” RDNO staff will also be available for questions about the drought management plan that is currently under review.
“There are many techniques that can help put the resident back in control.”
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ing where the agenda included an invitation to attend the Okanagan Valley Transportation Symposium, one-day workshops taking place July 18-22 and again in September, to develop a unified vision for transportation improvements along highways 97, 97A and 97B. While the board unanimously approved the attendance of Falkland director RenĂŠ Talbot
They support improvements to the Highway 97 transportation corridor, but Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors donâ€™t want the Ministry of Transportation to forget about the need to improve the Trans-Canada Highway. The issue arose at the regional districtâ€™s June 15 board meet-
and rural Sicamous director Rhona Martin, directors expressed their concerns about the Trans-Canada and directed staff to write a letter to the ministry. â€œWithout a doubt the highway from Salmon Arm east needs to be upgraded,â€? said Sicamous director Malcolm MacLeod. â€œThere are numerous bridges I find to be very narrow â€“ there have been a number of accidents â€“ these are some of the things that should be replaced.â€?
MacLeod says he is hopeful four-laning will be continued to the Alberta border, and while wholeheartedly approving the upcoming symposium on the Highway 97 system and CSRDâ€™s invitation to take part in it, he wants the same opportunity to air local concerns. â€œI think what they do is take a look, they pick the lowest hanging fruit,â€? he says of Ministry of Transportation funding of less difficult terrain.
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SPCA warns about dogs in hot vehicles Morning Star Staff
You may love to have your best friend with you at all times, but dogs and cars are not a good mix come summertime. That’s the message from the B.C. SPCA’s Vernon branch as it ramps up efforts to raise awareness about the danger and potentially fatal consequences of leaving a dog inside a hot car. “People think they’re doing their pet a favour by taking them along to run an errand, but the reality is the temperature inside a parked car at this time of year — even one that’s in the shade — Ross — can climb well above 38 Celsius,” said Corinne Ross, branch manager. Dogs can withstand high temperatures for only a very short time — usually just 10 minutes — before suffering irreparable brain damage or death. Every year, SPCA cruelty officers respond to hundreds of complaints about dogs in hot cars around the province. This doesn’t include complaints made to police in areas where the SPCA doesn’t have a local presence. “If you see a dog languishing in a hot car, call your local SPCA or police,” said Ross. “Before the authorities arrive, mem-
bers of the public can help prevent a tragedy by attempting to find the animal’s guardian. If the car is in a mall or grocery store parking lot, for example, ask to have the owner paged over the building’s PA system. If a window on the vehicle is cracked open, try to increase the airflow inside by fanning the pet with a portable fan.” Signs of heatstroke in pets: ■ Exaggerated panting (or the sudden stopping of panting); ■ Rapid or erratic pulse; ■ Salivation; ■ Weakness and muscle tremors; ■ Lack of coordination; ■ Convulsions or vomiting; ■ Collapse. If your dog shows symptoms of heatstroke, you should: ■ Immediately move the animal to a cool, shady place; ■ Wet the dog with cool water; give the dog water. If no water is available let the dog lick ice cream; ■ Fan vigorously to promote evaporation. Do not apply ice, which conNATALIA VIGNOLA / MORNING STAR stricts blood flow; Toby has a dish of water with her during an outing around Vernon. The SPCA is urging residents not to leave ■ Take the dog to a veterinarian. dogs in vehicles during hot weather. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information and a downloadable brochure.
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Aleah Greenall, far left, Katy Giffen and Abby Sundquist, with Stuart Kopy lying down on the chairs, participate in the Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theatre camp at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday. Leah Kopy (above, left), and Brady Davidson work on their improvising skills.
(I HO ITS OFF TO WORK FOR THESE CAMPERS Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theatre is back in town to stage Snow White with local kids KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
Brand new passport in hand, Indiana native Eric Doades has never crossed the border before, let alone in a truck filled with props, costumes, and lots of laundry detergent. At least custom officials were kind when he and fellow American Dana Vincent entered Canada from Washington State last weekend. Here to conduct a performing arts camp put on by the Montana-based Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theatre, Vernon is the only Canadian stop for the two actor/directors who have been crisscrossing the Pacific Northwest to help children learn all the inner-workings of the theatre. About to stage Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, their work is cut out for them since Doades and Vincent just met their cast of kids â€“â€“ 58 children ages five to 16 â€“â€“ Monday. â€œThe day of auditions is usually pretty quiet,â€? said Vincent. â€œThey usually want to know what makeup and costumes they will be wearing.â€? By Wednesday, the Missoula leaders were already running through the songs and lines with the kids. â€œWe have all of Thursday, Friday and half of Saturday to get the show ready,â€? said Vincent. â€œSomehow it all comes together.â€? â€œItâ€™s like a puzzle getting all the pieces to fit. We havenâ€™t had to stop at all, we just keep going,â€? added Doades. â€œI think if we tried this with a group of adults, they would all be lost.â€? The two thespians have had a lot of practise working in the theatre, and now they are improving their skills while working with children. â€œItâ€™s exciting to see the kids, experience a new culture and visit new places,â€? said Vincent, who is a native of San Diego, Calif. and received her theatre degree at Bostonâ€™s Emerson College.
â€œItâ€™s a really good mix of theatre and education,â€? added Doades who is originally from Washington, Ind. and studied music education at Western Kentucky University and theatre at Oklahoma City University. â€œIt involves everything I like about teaching, without everything I donâ€™t like, especially all the paperwork.â€? The camp involves a lot of show and tell, role playing and games to get the children comfortable in their roles. And the directors have found their own formula when dealing with fresh, eager faces every time they set up in a new town. Doades tends to work with the older kids, while Vincent takes the younger ones under her wing. â€œI love kids and love to work with kids,â€? said Vincent. â€œI was introduced to theatre when I was five. Itâ€™s always been a huge part of my life and I love to share what Iâ€™ve learned plus instill the values of the performing arts. Itâ€™s fun and projects confidence. We get the kids to work as a group.â€? All that hard work ends up on the stage, and this yearâ€™s staging of Snow White will see the kids playing everything from the evil queen, to a talking mirror to those short
little dudes singing, â€œHi-ho.â€? But donâ€™t expect the Disney version of the story. For example, the seven dwarfs have different names than the ones the kids are accustomed to; something that is often brought up by the young actors, laughs Vincent, who will play the woodsman in the show. â€œWe do take some liberties,â€? she said. â€œAnd the kids usually pick up on it.â€? No matter, the buzz is still palpable with the young cast anticipating the day they can finally put on their respective costumes and douse their faces in makeup. It all happens Saturday morning before the show goes on. â€œEverything stays at the theatre; all the props and costumes need to be kept safe until we get to the next town, where we usually have loads of laundry to do,â€? said Vincent. â€œThereâ€™s always something new.â€? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs takes the stage at the Performing Arts Centre Saturday for two performances starting at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the public are $12 each, and are available at the Ticket Seller box office. Call 549-SHOW (7469) or visit www.ticketseller.ca.
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Garden lends itself to art KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
The colour is the first thing that grabs your attention as you step through the gate into the small pocket of paradise. Orange tiger lilies are offset by bunch grasses and fragrant lavender while a water feature gently trickles into a pond full of koi. Part xeriscape, part English garden, the setting lends itself to art, which is fitting as it will soon be the site of an exhibition featuring four prominent North Okanagan artists. Three of the artists have known each other for years and they have more recently come to know their host, Michael Jell, who has generously loaned his property, located in between Vernon’s Harwood area and BX Ranch Park, for the second annual Art in the Garden, July 16. “Its a quiet, intimate, tranquil garden space,” says Angelika Jaeger, while sipping ice tea and looking at the surroundings. “Let’s hope the weather is good. Last year, it was perfect,” adds Jell. Cherryville artist Gary Whitley joins in the conversation that flits between discussing the weather, the beauty of nature, the business of art and latest projects. As the president of the North Okanagan chapter of the Canadian Federation of Artists (FCA),
Whitley is planning to show a number of his vivid floral paintings at the garden show “for obvious reasons,” as well as some of his representational landscape work. Whitely and Jell recently partook in the Triptych exhibition in Penticton, juried by internationally known and prolific artist Robert Genn, which involved all three FCA chapters in the Okanagan. Out of the 10 artists from the North Okanagan chapter who showed their work, both men took home prize honours along with four other local artists. Jell, who was raised in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, was also recently named Artist of the Year 2012 by the B.C. Wildlife Federation for his Great Grey Owl painting. His work often features the bounty of wildlife that exists in the Okanagan. The garden show will also feature three dimensional pieces, including hand forged metallic sculptures, designed and built by local blacksmith Doug Alcock. The Commonage-based artist’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally, and includes the public piece in front of the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. His work can also currently be seen at Vernon’s Headbones Gallery in the show Okanagan Eyes, Okanagan Wise, Okanagan-ise.
“I’ll have some new work from my western series,” said Alcock, showing one of his latest that features a finely detailed quiver full of arrows complete with a cowboy’s spur and leather belt. “I have some new pieces and some from my artifacts’ series as well.” Vernon collage and mixed media artist Angelika Jaeger, who has been completing her bachelor of fine arts degree at UBC Okanagan, has shown her work in her native Germany as well as all over Canada, and just recently wrapped a solo exhibition at Ashpa Naira Gallery on the west side of Okanagan Lake. “My new work is quite different,” said Jaeger. “It’s still collage work, but in a different medium... it’s sculptural using steel and copper wire.” Jaeger will show some of her “nests” and other artifacts at the garden show, which coincidently takes place the same day as the next Art Mart in the gardens of the Caetani Cultural Centre. “They are located just up the road on Pleasant Valley Road, so people can make a day of it to see some art by local artisans and artists in an idyllic setting,” she said. Art in the Garden happens Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1701-46th Ave. (Look for the signs across from Hunter’s Store.)
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Angelika Jaeger, Gary Whitley, Doug Alcock and Michael Jell show some of their respective artworks in Art in the Garden, being held at 1701-46th Ave. Saturday, July 16.
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nature as the admittedhe third ly awful second chapter, Transformers 2009’s Transformers: movie, to quote Revenge Of The Fallen. Dickens: “It was the (By the way, fun trivia best of times, it was fact: the guy the worst of who admittimes.” ted it was The best? awful? Director The visuals Michael in Dark Of Bay.) The The Moon biggest differare undenience this time ably specaround? Dark tacular. Of The Moon Director Jason Armstrong isn’t near as Michael dull. Still a Bay has a whole lot of goofball lot of money to spend nonsense n’ noise, but on these toys, and he it keeps your attention, breaks the piggy bank so that’s a good thing. wide open for this The plot explains sequel, especially the that during the first grand finale which Apollo moon landsees most of Chicago ing, NASA discovered chewed up into rubble that the Autobots were as the Autobots and already among us, Decepticons stage their leading to a lengthy nastiest to-do yet. cover-up to hide the The worst? Um... big secret and keep the can I just skip right Russians from beating to the chase and say the stars-and-stripes everything else?? to such jaw-dropping Okay, perhaps a technology. bit harsh there, but But before you honestly, Transformers: can say Smirnoff, a Dark Of the Moon is discovery is made at as equally tedious in
Chernobyl that has Optimus Prime and his gang of good Autobots racing against the evil Decepticons to track down an old pal that could make the difference in their age-old war. Shia LaBeouf has said that Dark Of the Moon is his last tour of duty in the Transformers franchise, and after watching him here, the news should be met with an overwhelming shrug. It’s not that LaBeouf doesn’t carry himself well; he runs, romances babes (Megan Fox is replaced in this sequel by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, which would now make the score, Eye Candy 2: Performing Arts 0) and makes his eyes go really wide with the best of ‘em, it’s just that there isn’t a whole lot more for the character of Sam Witwicky to do here. When the shapeshifting robots finally get down to throwing punches and busting
scenery in this movie, you realize what a colossal waste of time it was following the plight of their human pal for a good 90 minutes. The brawl is the main event in Dark Of the Moon, and Bay’s enthusiasm/budget makes it worth the price of admission. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon. ★
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ART SHOWS ARMSTRONG SPALLUMCHEEN MUSEUM AND ARTS SOCIETY 3415 Pleasant Valley Rd., 546-8318. In the main gallery is Heidi Thompson Paintings, an exhibition by internationally acclaimed Vernon artist Heidi Thompson. In the Freeze Gallery is The International Year of Forests, a community art show and silent auction. Both shows run now to July 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Opening reception is today from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. ART IN THE GARDEN Local artists will be showing their work in a natural setting July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1701 46th Ave. (Look for signs across from Hunter’s Store.) Art work by Doug Alcock, Angelika Jaeger, Michael Jell and Gary Whitley. ASHPA NAIRA 9492 Houghton Rd., Westside of Okanagan Lake, 549-4249. Open Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring work in a variety of media: painting, textile, sculpture, ceramic and jewelry by Angelika Jaeger, Barry Rafuse, Stephan Bircher, Susan Richards, Mireille Gourlay among others. Admission is free. Call or visit www.ashpanairagallery.com for info. CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. The shop is open July and August seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment anytime. The shop is packed full of new art work and the Cherryville Farmers’ Market is in full swing every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The Community Exhibit – exhibition and art sale presented by the North Okanagan Artists Alternative is on now through July 12. The show is available for viewing during intermission and prior to performances for ticket holders. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. 2011 Summer Exhibition, featuring work by 26 B.C. artists, is open for viewing Thursday and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. during the summer season or call to make an appointment. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. Nhan Duc Nguyen’s A Shrine to Literature: in Vernon Another Tree Grows is in Gallery One. In Gallery Two is Shauna Oddleifson’s the other side, and on the NOAA featured members wall is Portia Priegert’s Embedded. Exhibitions run to July 16. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 250-542-8987. Now to Aug. 20 is Okanagan Eyes, Okanagan Wise, Okanagan-ise, featuring the work of a number of valley artists. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment. MIMI’S TEA ROOM & CAFE 610 Cliff Avenue, Enderby, 250838-2009. Nature’s seasonal landscapes and rustic scenes in watercolour are being shown by Juve Furtado now until July 31. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Nadine’s sixth anniversary art show continues through summer. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Current exhibitions: UBCO BFA graduate show Prevalent Material, David Newkirk’s Fault Lines and Fantasies and Susan Bizecki’s Windows run to July 28.
CONCERTS CIVIC SOUNDS Free Thursday night concerts continue in Vernon’s Civic Plaza in front of the library/museum. Schedule is as follows: July 14, Cod Gone Wild (modern celtic rock); July 21, Shawn Lightfoot Band (mixed rock/blues); July 28, Kath and the Tom Kats (jazz/blues); Aug. 4, Cheaper Than A Porsche (classic contemporary rock); Aug. 11, The Goods (classic contemporary rock); Aug. 18, Casual Sax (blues/classic rock/R&B); Aug. 25, MACE (classic rock). All start at 7 p.m. and go to 9 p.m. Bring lawnchairs/blankets. See downtownvernon.com for more info. JOHN FOGERTY Considered one of the greatest rock and rollers to ever play the game, legendary singer-songwriter John Fogerty performs at the Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, Thursday, July 14 with special guest Colin James. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, on line at ticketmaster.ca or charge
Vernon-raised Celtic folk singer Shannon Ingersoll hosts Womansong, a fundraiser for the Vernon Women’s Dragon Boat team at the Talkin’ Donkey coffee house Saturday at 7 p.m. Other featured performers include folk-rock singer/songwriter Lorelle Raindown, belly dancer Kendra Hesketh, pianist/singer Linzy Lunkwist, percussionist, singer/songwriter Devaki Thomas and poet Alice Brown. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door to help the paddlers compete in festivals. by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Ticket prices are $55, $125 and $150 plus applicable service charges. The Motoplex Speedway and Event Park is located 10 minutes north of Vernon on Highway 97. JENNY WHITELEY July 15 at 7:30 p.m., former Heartbreak Hill member and multiple Juno award nominee and winner Jenny Whiteley performs at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country on the release of her new CD, Forgive or Forget. Tickets are $20/adults, $18 students/seniors and $64 family 4-pack, at the lake Country municipal hall customer service desk or call 250-766-9309.
FESTIVALS VALLEY FIRST POLSON POURING The best of spoken word artists are coming to Vernon July 17, 3 to 6 p.m., at the newly renovated Polson Park in an afternoon outing for wine and arts enthusiasts. Presented by Valley First, come and enjoy an outdoor wine tasting that introduces one of the hottest cultural trends, spoken word, whose artists will entertain you throughout the afternoon. Experience more than 20 Okanagan wineries, receive a complimentary wine glass, and cheese and bread to cleanse your palate and free taxi ride home courtesy of Johnson Meier Insurance. Visit www.thewinefestivals.com for info or get your tickets ($59 per person) by calling 250-717-5304. MIDSUMMER’S EVE OF THE ARTS Tickets are now on sale for the 25th annual Vernon Public Art Gallery fundraiser, Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, which is being held at a new location, Cenotaph Park in the heart of beautiful downtown Vernon, July 20. Guests can anticipate fabulous art up for auction, fine refreshments and the opportunity to reconnect with friends. VPAG members pay $45 per ticket, $50 for non-members. Raffle tickets are $10. Purchase your tickets online at www.vernonpublicartgallery.com, by phone or in person at the VPAG, 3228-31st Ave. ARMSTRONG OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Rock metal festival takes place at Armstrong’s IPE grounds July 22 and 23, featuring 22 B.C. metal bands including headliner Three Inches of Blood. The festi-
val will include local catering, beer gardens, live music, and onsite camping. Info and advance tickets are avail at www.aoa2011.ca or get them at the gate. RAREARTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Silver Star Mountain Resort is playing host to this year’s festival where “the mountain meets the music” July 23 and 24. Ride the “green chair” to the top of the mountain, hike, mountain bike, horseback ride and enjoy family entertainment and live music. Acts include Brickhouse, David “the Saxman” Brown, Greg Sczebel, Mason Rack, Nankama World Beat Events (Bobby Bovenzi), Poppa Dawg, Redfish, Skyla J & the Vibes, Steve Kozak’s West Coast All-Stars, Wassabi Duo and headlining Sunday night is Delhi to Dublin! Camping, RV sites, and family accommodation packages available. Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller, www.ticketseller.ca. For more info visit www.rarearthmusic.com. WILD SALMON MUSIC FESTIVAL July 22 to 24 at Lumby’s Freedom Flight Park, the second annual festival features music, arts, crafts and food to support and raise awareness about local wild Salmon and the need for a salmon passage over Wilsey Dam at Shuswap Falls. All proceeds go to the Middle Shuswap Wild Salmon Society. Live music all weekend with Cadillac Bob, The Young’Uns, The Universal Juveniles, The Flu, Crossfire, The BlackWhites, The Mabel Lickers, Gallon’s Corner and others. Wild salmon BBQ on the Saturday, plus Lumby Chamber Family Movie. Early bird passes available now until July 15 at the Lumby Chamber of Commerce office, 250-547-2300. See wildsalmonfest.com for info. 10TH ANNUAL KOMASKET MUSIC FESTIVAL July 29 to 31 at Komasket Park on Okanagan Lake. Featuring more than 40 performers on four stages, including Jon Anderson (voice of YES), Buffy St. Marie, Digible Planets, OKA, Nkulee Dube, Samsara, Adham Shaikh, Sweatshop Union and many more! 30 free workshops, 12 hours of yoga, kidzone, vendor alley, food market, camping, swimming. Tickets are at www.ticketseller.ca and the Bean Scene, downtown Vernon. For more info visit komasketmusicfestival.com.
FILM VERNON FILM SOCIETY Summer film season continues July 25 with American film Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti as a shifty wrestling coach, and Amy Ryan as a mother trying to get back on track. All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema at 5:45 and 8 p.m. Advance tickets ($7) are on sale one week in advance at the theatre and The Bean Scene.
JAMS/KARAOKE/OPEN MICS ACOUSTIC JAM 605 Knight Ave., Enderby. Open circle jam every Thursday at 7 p.m. Share your talents. For more info call 306-3688. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda every Saturday at 8 p.m. BLUE OX PUB Hwy 6 Lumby. Friday night jam with the Mabel Lickers Band. Dinner music starts around 7 p.m. Rockin’ country blues jam from 9 to midnight. More info at www.RauckOn.com. CHECKERS BAR AND GRILL at the Vernon Best Western Lodge. The Rippin’ Rattlers host a regular Sunday jam from 5 to 9 p.m. CLIFFS BISTRO AND BAKERY 409 Cliff Ave., by the bridge in Enderby, 838-2328. Open mic, first and third Wednesday of the month all year long. Come out, bring your voice, bring your acoustic instruments or come out to listen! ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Every Friday and Saturday night, Oakey Doakey Karaoke, with Jeff, starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes to 1 a.m. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m.
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KARAOKE/JAMS JUNCTION CAFE 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, 546-6355. Acousticstyle open mic, hosted by Rory, every Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and/or voice. Open to music, poetry, story-telling, comedy. Familyfriendly evening. Limited seating so come out early and sign up when you arrive. Music out in the courtyard; “weather permitting.” SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. Rhino and Andrew from Cod Gone Wild host a special open mic night competition running every Tuesday. Aspiring musicians are welcome to perform a song or two to showcase their talents. There will be a winner every week and all winning participants will come back July 26 and compete in the finals, where a panel of judges will determine a winner. First prize is cash and a recording demo session. Cover by donation. TALKIN’ DONKEY 3923 32nd St, 5452286. Open mic open to everyone, Wednesday nights starting at 7 p.m. Sign up sheet available at the coffee shop. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent.
IN THE PUBS/CLUBS
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents this original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, featuring students involved in their performing arts camp, at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. All seats are $12 available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. O’KEEFE RANCH COWBOY DINNER SHOW This year’s show, Lasso The Moon, is an evening of story, song and cowboy poetry that tells the story of the B.C. west from the beginning of the Fur Brigade Trail to present day. Shows take place July 15 and 29 and Aug. 12 and 26 and include a stage coach ride on the original BX Express, a beef buffet dinner, roping demonstrations and a campfire sing along under the stars. Tickets can be purchased online at www. okeeferanch.ca or by phoning 250-5427868. Overnight camping is available. CARAVAN FARM THEATRE presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, July 19 until Aug. 21. Tickets are on sale now. Call Ticket Seller at 5497469 (toll-free 1-866-311-1011) or purchase online at www.ticketseller.ca. Filled with romantic love and wild comedy, the play has all the magic and makings of a Caravan classic! Told with music and horses, fairies and a foolish donkey, it will unfold its most famous words: “The course of true love never did run smooth.” For more info, visit www.caravanfarmtheatre.com. For info about group discounts, call the Caravan office toll-free 1-866-546-8533. RUNAWAY MOON THEATRE Runaway Moon Theatre has just announced summer performances of its newest creation, Dream, a humorous and poignant Mexican folk tale set in a miniature world. The play is aimed mainly at adults, but suitable for everyone over the age of five. Dream is directed by James Fagan Tait, created and performed by Zompopo Flores and Cathy Stubington. Performances in the North Okanagan include Kingfisher Hall, July 27,
ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. In the Spitfire Lounge tonight and Saturday is J-CEE. Music starts after 7 p.m. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Tonight is bluesman Darren Johnson, whose music is somewhere between Tom Waits, Leon Redbone, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Nelson. Show starts at 8 p.m. CHECKERS BAR AND GRILL at the Vernon Best Western Lodge. The Bone plays classic rock and more tonight and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Vancouver septet Jackie Treehorn tour on the release of their debut album, playing their funkadelic/soultastic/rockaphonic soundstorm, Saturday at 8 p.m. Call for reservations. MONASHEE’S BAR AND will be open til MIDNIGHT GRILL 2922 30th Ave., every FRIDAY & SATURDAY nite 503-1378. Laugh away all your worries at Monashee’s with the Yuk-Yuks Comedy Barbara invites you and all Show. Funny Fridays hapher friends to a relaxing pens bi-weekly through evening listening to her summer July 15, 29, and special music at Aug. 12 and 26. Tickets are the piano $15 each and are available at Monashee’s. Call for Enjoy appie & tickets and reservations or drink specials visit www.monashees.ca. VERNON ROYAL 30¢ wings CANADIAN LEGION & more BRANCH 25 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Rutland City Limits perform at the 3127 - 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon • 250-545-3228 legion Saturday.
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See ya there! DINE IN - TAKE OUT • FULLY LICENSED
Lorenzo’s Café, Ashton Creek July 28 and Curly Willow Farm, Grindrod, July 29 and 30. All performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. $14/adults, $5/kids, $35/families. More information is at www.runawaymoon. org, or call 250-306-3935.
THE VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY PRESENTS THE
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF
UPCOMING FRED EAGLESMITH Fredheads unite: the Canadian icon and constant tourer is back in the Okanagan performing solo and relaying songs and stories from his latest CD, Cha Cha Cha, and hits that have been covered by the likes of WEDNESDAY· JULY 20TH· 2011 Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert. He takes MEMBERS: $45 NON-MEMBERS· $50 REFRESHMENTS: 6:30 - 8 PM· SILENT AUCTION the stage at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country, July 20 CASH BAR AFTER 8 PM· LIVE AUCTION: 8 PM at 7:30 p.m. and Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek July 26. tickets available: vernonpublicargallery.com Tickets for the Creekside show are $22/adults, $20 students/ 250.545.3173· 3228-31st ave. seniors, $72 group of 4 at the Lake Country municipal hall event location: Cenotaph Park· Downtown Vernon 3000-31ST AVE. customer service desk or call 250-766-9309. Reservations for the Lorenzo’s show can be made at 250-838-6700. silver anniversary sponsor: COD GONE WILD Vernon Celtic Maritime band Cod Gone Wild play their rambunctious tunes at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults, $15 students / seniors and $56 for a family of four, at the Lake Country TH TH municipal hall customer service desk or call 250-7669309 to reserve. MANAFEST Juno nominated hip hop artist Manafest, with opening guest Hathaway, performs 2 BIG SCREEN TV’S in concert July 25 at 7 p.m. All the sports! All the time! (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Alexis Park Church, 390635A St., Vernon. Cost is $5 250-541-2653 • 3914 - 32 Street, Vernon • www.rpbhotels.com at the door.
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Paisley keeps it real and twangy Brad Paisley: This is
and Waylon Jennings cut a version of MacArthur Park, but that was then, and this is country music now –– Paisley style.
Camouflage boasts a Springsteen-style sing-a-long chorus (circa Born in the USA) backed with a scorching honky-tonk instrumental ––
Saturday, July 9 6:00
The Year of the Indian Motorcycle
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Saturday, July 9 Vintage Bikes on Display
Time Trials and Vintage Flat Track Racing Flaming Wall Crash
12 kms North of Vernon
250-542-7868 • okeeferanch.ca
Sunday, July 10 Vintage Bikes on Display Demo Racing • Awards Ceremony
PANCAKE BREAKFAST in the Cattlemen's Club Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 9 am Special Family Rate of $20 or $6 per person
ARMSTRONG INN TONIGHT, JULY 8 - 8:00PM - ‘Darren Johnson’ For the last ten years, Darren has been a ﬁxture on the Canadian blues and roots scene - working with the likes of Amos Garrett, Tim Williams, Jim Byrnes, John Lee Sanders, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name a few. His music has been described as “somewhere in between Tom Waits and Leon Redbone, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Nelson.” No cover charge. TUESDAY, JULY 19 - 8:00PM - ‘Toby Beard Band’ Australian artist, TOBY Band has supported the likes of Sheryl Crow, John Mellancamp, the Indigo Girls, and Donavon, and played at many festivals across Canada, USA, Europe. Toby will also be performing at the Kaslo Jazz Festival. No Cover Charge!! THURSDAY, JULY 21 - ‘Caladh Nua’ Traditional music direct from Ireland!!!! This is a terriﬁc young band with plenty of ﬂair and lots of musical imagination. Tickets $21 on sale at Ticket Seller in Vernon 250-549-7469 or the Armstrong Inn Liquor Store www.caladhnua.com SUNDAY, JULY 24 - 8PM - ‘Petunia’ Everybody’s talking about this ultra cool, hillbilly cowboy singer from Quebec who keeps travelling back and forth across Canada singing his songs in little joints & coffee houses, collecting new fans - wherever he goes. From what I can tell so far, he seems to be the real McCoy. A delightful mix of Hank Williams, rural rap, Appalachian stringband all rolled into one tight, entertaining package. “Petunia” will be accompanied by Jimmy Roy, a veteran LAPSTEEL GUITAR player, with over 50 years of playing professionally behind him. $5.00 cover charge.
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Country artist Brad Paisley wears his signature white cowboy hat on the cover of his new CD, This is Country Music.
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that alone makes the song. As an instrumentalist, Paisley is contributing to the cause. As a vocalist, he’s melodic and clear; easy on the ears. Remind Me (with Carrie Underwood) is a contender for a single you don’t want to admit liking. It’s a guilty pleasure; perfect for wistful singing on a long drive. Add Old Alabama (featuring Alabama, of course) to that. This is Country Music is a good album that demonstrates Paisley’s command of the slick country genre circa 2011 –– there’s a lot of beer, ol’ red, white and blue, God, redneck girls, cancer, more beer and layoffs –– just keepin’ it real and twangy.
Country Music ashville based megastar, Brad Paisley’s got it all: talent, image, looks. What else is needed? On his eighth album, This is Country Music, Paisley lays it on the table Dean Gordon-Smith with the title and then proceeds to open a grab bag. Paisley is good enough to buck the Nashville music machine and his expressive chops and articulate guitar are all over the 15 songs herein. His Telecaster talks in the grand tradition of Roy Clarke and Glen Campbell and Paisley is the new face of guitar-based slick country music. But unlike Campbell, Paisley doesn’t have any really cool, fringe-type songs. Yeah,
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
Team work helps living with ALS CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
“It’s not easy to have to ask for help, but I have to, and I thank all the people who help me. They’re wonderful people,” said Gladys Bentlage, who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) two years ago. With the help of her team — Kerry Bokenfohr, physiotherapist; Verginia Van Calsteren, occupational therapist; Michelle Dallyn, rehab assistant; Kristy Patrick, respiratory therapist; Judy Kistner, homecare worker; and other care aides, as well as medical care professionals — Bentlage can live in her own apartment at Carrington Place. Originally from Bathurst, N.B., Bentlage, 69, worked at Canadian Tire for 36 years, retiring as store manager in Langley three years ago, then going back to work in retail after six months because she missed working with people. She also enjoyed golf, reading, embroidery and her computer. Two years ago, she noticed that she was getting out of breath going up stairs and her sister noticed that her voice was getting softer. “My voice just kept getting worse so I went for tests,” she said in a pleasant, wispy whisper. There is no specific test for ALS and diagnosis is made by ruling out other possibilities, and by the doctors’ observations. “He did a few things, looked at my tongue and said, ‘You have ALS.’ I didn’t even know what that was. I asked him how long I had had it and he shrugged and walked away. I was in shock,” said Bentlage. “I was scared when I looked it up but I accepted it. When I was diagnosed I had just retired a second time, moved to Vernon to be near family, bought a new car and condo and was planning some trips. The walking was the worst, I was weak and would trip and fall. What really made me realize it was true was when I was baking bread and had no strength to punch it.” She had an evaluation at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver where she spent time with a team of specialists which helped determine the equipment and care she would need when she got home. The home team of professionals visits on a regular basis to help and evaluate her changing needs. She also has the help of a dietitian and speech therapist.
“What really made me realize it was true was when I was baking bread and had no strength to punch it.” — Gladys Bentlage
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Gladys Bentlage with her daughter, Tina-Marie Bentlage, shares her story about living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The first ALS Walk in Vernon takes place Saturday. The ALS Society of B.C., which fundraises to provide equipment, information and support for people with ALS and their families, has helped with a power tilt chair, a special mattress and bed, and bathroom equipment. Bentlage has also received a speech and head movement controlled computer although she still uses her computer with the mouse pointing out letters on the screen so she can
keep up with friends through e-mail. “The equipment is very expensive but it’s important to helping Gladys stay as independent as possible. My job is to see what she needs, arrange to get it from the ALS Society and help her learn to use it. I don’t know where people with ALS would be without the society,” said Van Calsteren. Bokenfohr has designed an exercise pro-
gram for Bentlage and Dallyn helps her with the exercises regularly. North Okanagan Hospice Society volunteers come to do massage. Patrick checks Bentlage’s oxygen levels so that there will not be a build up of carbon dioxide which would affect the muscles. “It was so hard at first but you take it one day at time and make the best of it. If you’re bawling, you’re not enjoying yourself,” said Bentlage. “The worst is when you can’t blow your nose or pluck your eyebrows or put your earrings in, you just can’t. You have to accept help, otherwise you would go crazy. I just try to enjoy each day. I have the computer, I can still read, I can go downstairs and talk to the ladies and watch soap operas and there are activities here.” Bentlage has visited Hospice House and Noric House, where she might have to move when she needs more care, and has made her funeral arrangements. “Mom was such a wonderful caregiver for me and always cared about other people. Now I’m happy to see her getting help when she needs it. I’m so grateful to the people who help her. Mom is independent and does everything she can. She’s a great role model and a great mother,” said Tina-Marie Bentlage. Bentlage is hoping to be selected for a trial of a new medication for ALS. “At least it’s something. I want to do this to help, if not myself, then other people,” she said. There are currently seven people with ALS in the Vernon area. The first ALS Walk in Vernon takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. in Polson Park. The money raised will go to help people with ALS locally.To register or to make pledges call Nichoel Crawford at 250503-4741 or see email@example.com.
Armstrong resident is finalist in regional quilt competition Morning Star Staff
Joanne Colleaux of Armstrong is a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show to be presented Aug. 26-28 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Wash. The piece, Underwater Blossom, will compete with 227 quilts and wearable art entries from the 18 U.S. states and Canadian provinces of the Pacific West region: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California,
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Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, The Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon. More than $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories. The producing organization of this contest, the Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking throughout the Western U.S. and Canada and will present this juried and
judged quilt exhibition on an annual basis. “We are extremely pleased with the very high standard of the quilts being created in traditional and innovative styles,” says Peggy Sperry, APWQ president. “From a field of more than 430 entries, 227 were selected. The 2011 Pacific West Quilt Show will be an outstanding exhibition of quilts from our region.” For more information, please see www.apwq.org.
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ear Annie: I’m 22 years old and recently needed an operation in the only hospital in our area. I am an extremely shy and modest female and would never go to a male doctor except in an emergency. Luckily, I was able to arrange for a female surgeon and an all-female surgery team. However, while I was in the recovery room, a young Kathy Mitchell & Marcy Sugar male nurse — a guy with whom I had gone to high school — came into the room and told me he was there to remove my catheter. I was stunned. I told him there was no way I would allow him to do that. He tried to convince me, saying, “I’m a nurse. It’s OK,” but I wouldn’t back down. He finally found a female nurse after I threatened to sue him if he came any closer. Am I wrong to feel that a young male my age, especially someone I know, should not have access to the most intimate and private parts of my body, especially since removing a catheter is not an emergency? I made a pact with my boyfriend that no male will see me undressed until I marry, and then only my husband. When I told my boyfriend about this nurse, he was ready to knock the guy’s block off. The idea that this nurse believes he has the right to violate me in such a way is keeping me from going back in for a follow-up operation. Do I have the right to forbid a male nurse from attending me? I was told that since female nurses can examine male patients, a male nurse should be able to do the same with females. The anxiety is killing me just thinking about it. What should I do? — Modest in Iowa Dear Modest: Most health professionals have no prurient interest in their patients. A nurse, male or female, who removes a catheter is acting solely in a medical capacity. He was not “violating” you. However, you are entitled to request only female nurses if the hospital can provide them. Please don’t let your anxiety keep you from follow-up treatment. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Dear Annie: My husband is in the hospital. When I called his daughter in another state, she became upset that I hadn’t phoned as soon as
he was admitted instead of waiting 36 hours. I explained that I’d asked her father whether I should call his adult children, but he said he’d rather wait until he knew his diagnosis. She reminded me that the last time he was ill, I had promised to let her know. Frankly, I had forgotten. I was also exhausted and feel my first loyalty is to my spouse. But I apologized. She followed up with a long e-mail detailing her future notification requirements. I’ve been married to her dad for three years. Both of his daughters have been kind and welcoming, and I do not want to create a rift. At the same time, I do not want to go against my husband’s wishes. Please help me keep peace in the family and do what is right for all those I love. — Sleepless in Syosset Dear Syosset: Your stepdaughters worry about their father and don’t want anyone withholding information. It frightens them. Talk to your husband. Ask his permission to keep his girls up-todate in a timely manner. It will reassure them. Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar are longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Enderby family needs community support Morning Star Staff
Mary Magdalene: Mark 16:9. Magdela was a little town in a little valley with little caves that riddled the cliff face. We are told she was cured of 7 devils demons. “Out of whom he (Jesus) had cast 7 devils.” Luke 8:2: “certain women which had been healed of evil spirits.” 7 indicating completeness, and demons denoting mental illness. She was apparently completely insane. Would we have chosen one like that to be with us in the Kingdom of God on earth when Christ comes?
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Tina Pokorny and Justin Hickling with their two sons, Hunter and Leland. Born and raised in Enderby, the couple is facing extra expenses due to complications with Tina’s pregnancy. Now at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, Tina is on bedrest, with the baby due in September.
14. On June 23, she was released to the care of her mother-in-law, who lives in Langley, provided she was able to get to a hospital quickly. Three days later, she was flown to Royal Columbian, where she’s been ever since. Now almost seven months pregnant, Tina is looking at bedrest for the next two months. “The boys are doing great, but they don’t want to talk about Mommy right now,” said Dave. “She’s definitely in everyone’s prayers.” Donations for the family can be made at the Enderby District Credit Union to the Hickling Fund, account number 9142-1. Donations can also be sent c/o Ashton Creek Christian Fellowship, 935 Mabel Lake Rd., Enderby, B.C., V0E 1V5. If a receipt is required, please call George Rands at 250838-6690, or include your name and address with your donation, and one will be mailed to you. “I’m in the midst of making up donation boxes because local stores have told me to
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When Tina Pokorny discovered she was pregnant with her third child, she was thrilled to be adding to her family. And with two healthy pregnancies before her, she didn’t anticipate any problems. But after she began bleeding, doctors found amniotic fluid in the blood and she was rushed to hospital in Victoria. Now at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and on complete bed rest, the Enderby woman is doing what she can to ensure a healthy baby. Meanwhile, her husband, Justin Hickling, 28, is struggling to care for the couple’s young boys, Leland, four, and Hunter, two, while worrying about his wife and son on the way. Justin’s dad, Dave Hickling, is asking for assistance from the community to help cover travel expenses and childcare. “I’m disabled and on a pension and I’m happy to do what I can to help, but Justin really needs help with childcare so he can get to work,” he said. “He’s making ends meet, but because he doesn’t
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Witnesses invite all Morning Star Staff
There are more than seven million Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world in 236 lands and territories. This weekend, more than 6,000 are expected to gather in Kamloops for the District Convention, where they will explore the topic, “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” The convention is open to all, and admission is free. “Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the request for God’s Kingdom in the Lord’s Prayer has profound meaning,” said Neil Monsen, local media contact. “They also believe that the answer to that prayer will bring significant changes to the earth and mankind. “The Witnesses’ convention program promises intriguing details from the Bible’s explanation of
such developments.” The convention takes place at Interior Savings Centre, 300 Lorne St., Kamloops, today, Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:20 a.m. each day. The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program.
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Community Calendar JULY 8
Feature Event: Vernon Museum hosts Medieval Day Saturday, July 9
THE 30TH ANNUAL OKANAGAN 4-H STOCK SHOW & SALE Everyone is invited to the IPE Fairgrounds July 8 to 9 for the show featuring more than 55 4-H Beef Club members and more than 120 4-H Horse Club members from throughout B.C. Friday it’s Showmanship 9 a.m., Grand and Reserve classes in the afternoon; banquet, awards and dance in the evening. The Parade of Champions and 4-H Beef sale takes place Saturday. Call Fiawna Hughes at 250-547-8843. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with Susan Clarke filling in for Gen Kelsang Sanden July 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. Vernon library, 3001 32nd Ave. Class topic will be “Pure Light.” Drop-in class, no registration necessary. Fees $7 adults, $3 students & seniors. No FRAGRANCE please. For info., call 250-558-0952. FOURTH ANNUAL CAM JAMMERS ROD RUN 2011 July 8 to 10, Lumby, a car show open to all vehicles, 1 to 4 p.m. Entry by donation to the food bank. Rod Run open to pre-’72 vehicles. THE VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY Volunteers of all ages needed to work in their gift shop at the hospital. Would you like to work in a pleasant little gift shop and know that all money raised went to the hospital to improve patient care by providing items for patient comfort and needed equipment. No previous experience is necessary and training will be provided. If you are interested please call 250-542-1967 to arrange for an interview. Men welcome. Our monthly meeting is held the second Monday of the month at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 7 p.m. and a social at 6:30 p.m. Meetings will not be held in July and August. VENTURE TREASURE THRIFT SHOP We are located at 4240 Alexis Park Dr. and run by The Vernon & District Association for Community Living. We are open Mondays, wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. The thrift shop is a small program that is operated by Venture staff and participants, raising money to help with community fundraisers and Venture Training programs. ARTBEAT ARTS & HEALTH Fridays 1-3:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Free and open to everyone. ArtBeat focuses on using the arts as a means to health. Even if you don’t have art experience, we invite you to explore your creative side to facilitate better living. For more information call 250-542-6243. PAINT WITH FRIENDS Drop-in session Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Bring your lunch and enjoy painting in a group. Bring your art supplies and work in our studio with others who love to paint and draw. Drop-in fee $3.36 members/ $4.48 non members. For more info. call 250-542-6243. CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for more info. PAINTING CLASSES Held Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Learn about mixing water with watercolor or acrylic paints, choose your style and medium, learn how to sketch if desired. Cost $10 a session; instructor is Lou Hammond. Call Olena at 250-547-8866 CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE Become a member, bring your ideas and let’s get creative. Members can help stage events and workshops in all artistic mediums or showcase their own work if they choose. If you have an interest in the arts or heritage or just want to be part of something special, become a member of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and help us create a thriving creative centre for the community. We need your support! See www.caetaniculturalcentre.org SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU Now in People Place, room 005, 3402-27th Ave. For seniors info, please call 250545-8572, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our website at www.socialplanning.ca or e-mail email@example.com FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $6.50 to $8, steak dinners $9; and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go directly to local charities. CARCINOID CANCER SUPPORT GROUP If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, please call Joanne at 545-3967. Together we can make a difference, in our lives and lives of others. TINY TOT HAND DRUM GROUP For children two to six years at the Aboriginal Infant/Early Childhood Development Program, free, every Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m., at 2902-29th Ave. For more information, call 542-7578. WEIGHT AND SEE DROP-IN PROGRAM Weekly program will be held Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon for families at the Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses will be present to weight and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. There will be information available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjust-
tep back in time to the Medieval Era at the Vernon Museum. Swords will be clashing as the museum hosts Medieval Day on Saturday. The whole family is welcome to come out and be entertained by the Lords and Ladies of Connacht. The Duchy of Connacht is the Okanagan chapter of the Adrian Empire. The group is dedicated to recreating the very best of medieval times. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include: combat demonstrations; glass bead lampworking; mini catapult making; calligraphy demonstrations; dressing up in period costumes and try-it-yourself stations. A concession is available. Admission is by donation. For more information, call the museum at 542-3142.
ment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. For more information, call 250-549-5721. VERNON TABLE TENNIS CLUB Meets Fridays at Halina Centre, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call Ron Dickey at 545-1842. MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP Meets Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Peer Outreach Centre, 3100-28th Ave. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. Call Patricia, 558-6900; Gail, 260-3879. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON FRIDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Kalamalka Group (H) open meeting, noon at Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Lumby New Freedom Group, (X) open meeting 7 p.m., Catholic Church, 2202 Park Ave. Malia Group (X) open meeting at 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon (H) Handicap Access. (X) No Handicap Access. AA MEETINGS IN ENDERBY Fridays at 8 p.m., open discussion group, St. Andrews United Church, corner of Belvedere and Regent Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Fridays 8 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Call the 24-hour hotline at 250-5033260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more info. CODA MEETS Fridays at 11 a.m., at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. VERNON MS SOCIETY DROP-IN CENTRE Open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - noon, in room 105, the People Place; closed Wednesdays. Come in for coffee, a game of checkers or crib, dialogue and support. Call 542-2241 for more information. VERNON ELKS LODGE #45 Our downtown hall is available for small and large functions such as meetings, weddings, anniversaries, celebrations of life, etc. We offer full catering upon request with our hall rentals. Please call Maureen at 558-0876. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS NORA (North Okanagan Referral Association) meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m., The Pantry. Call Les Fresorger at 542-7181 or see www.nora.ca. FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS: ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE From 4 p.m. to close, Friday and Saturday, 2500-46th Ave. Call 542-3277 for more information. Also, Grandpa darts every Friday at 1 p.m. You don’t have to be a grandpa to play! OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ July 8, dancing at Checkers 8:30 p.m. to the music of The Rippin’ Rattlers. No cover. If attending, call Dot at 250-542-4042. ANNUAL THREE-DAY DOG SHOW Vernon & District Kennel Club is hosting our Show at the Lavington Park July 8 – 9. Come and enjoy the “dog days of summer” with us. Lots of conformation, obedience and rally classes to watch and lots of booths to explore for dog stuff. Everyone is welcome, concession available. SUNSHINE SENIORS MEET Every second and fourth Friday of the month, downstairs at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. at 1:30 p.m. Join us for devotions, games and great treats. Everyone 55-plus is welcome. Premises are wheelchair accessible. Annual membership is $3.
JULY 9 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES It’s a celebration of The Year of the Indian at Historic O’Keefe Ranch July 9 and 10. Vintage motorcycle displays, races and a spectacular fire wall crash. Family rate is $20 or $6 per person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information. DRESSAGE SHOW Vernon District Riding Club’s annual Gold level
Dressage Show, 8408 Aberdeen Rd, Coldstream, July 9 to 10 featuring riders from all over the country. Saturday night is our Infotel Freestyle Gala Evening where horses and riders compete to choreographed music; it looks like the horses are dancing. Starts 5 p.m. and includes spectator reception. Riders will compete for big prizes in front of accomplished dressage judges and local celebrity judges. YARD SALE Community Baptist Church (Silver Star Road, above Butcher Boys) July 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fundraiser for our Hootenanny in September. A concession is available and tables are for rent for $15. Call Pat Springborn at 309-1974 if you want a table. Among items offered will be two patio sets, Wedgewood, art, bread machine, a stereo system and much more. KELOWNA SINGLES CLUB DANCES Held every second Saturday in Rutland Centennial Hall, 180A Rutland Rd. N. July 9, music by Art Taylor. Doors open 7:30 p.m., dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Bar and refreshments available at reasonable cost plus light lunch at 10:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: members $10; non-members $13. Memberships $12 per year. For more info., call 250-864-6112. FUNDRAISER FOR THE VERNON DRAGON RIDERS July 9 at 7 p.m., hosting Shannon Ingersoll and Friends at The Talk’n Donkey. Funraiser for your ladies’ dragon boat team here in Vernon. Join us for an evening of wonderful entertainment, prizes and meet your team. HERITAGE MURAL TOURS Runs to Aug. 26 The Downtown Vernon Association hosts summer walking tours of Vernon’s murals. By hearing the history behind the murals downtown, you can explore and experience the grit and stamina of early pioneers, the bravery of Canada’s soldiers, and the personalities that shaped Vernon’s history. Tour is about 90 minutes and stops at 22 of the 26 murals. Tours run Tuesday to Saturday, $7 per person. One child under 12 free per adult ticket. A new mural on the route is currently being painted by Michelle Loughery and crew. All tours leave from the Old Train Station outside the DVA office at #4, 3101-29th St. SPANISH CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SERVICE Vamos a todo el Valle del Okanagan. Serving the Okanagan: pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests. Meets Saturdays 7 p.m., United Church, 1370 Rutland Rd., North Kelowna, with Pastor Hilo Blanca; call 250-762-8640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m. at 6161 Pleasant Valley Rd. Church of God, Vernon, with Pastor Al Perry; call 542-7435 or 545-7043 or Connie at 545-7421 or email@example.com. Meets every Sunday at 6 p.m., at 1370 KLO RD., Kelowna, with Pastor Fernando Murua; call 250-979-0241 or 979-0584. In Vernon, please call Connie at 545-7421 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are available any time for worship or for help with translation (hymns and sharing God’s promises, in Spanish and English. THE IDEA EXCHANGE takes place every second Saturday at Gallery Vertigo. The Idea Exchange is for North Okanagan Artists Alternative members only. You can join the organization for as little as $15 per year and take part in this series of free demonstrations. THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. Contains current info. that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET The second Saturday of each month at Schubert Centre, 8 to 11 a.m. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the best pancakes in town and then go shopping: two for one on clothing in the thrift shop. Flea market tables are available by calling 250-549-4201. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your taxdeductible donation goes to care for local pets. For more info., call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com
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Community Calendar WORLD VISION GARAGE SALE & HOT DOG STAND July 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2504-43rd Ave., across from Vernon Alliance Church. Come out and support World Vision’s efforts to “turn hope into reality.” FALUN DAFA Truth, Compassion, Tolerance...an ancient Qi Gong practice for mind and body, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, Polson Park, near pavilion. Practice is always free of charge. FREE WATERWISE GARDENING WORKSHOP July 9 at Xerindipity Garden in Polson Park, 1 p.m. Experts will present information on waterwise irrigation systems including drip irrigation and rain water harvesting. Learn about garden planning and maintenance techniques useful for ensuring happy plants in our hot, arid climate. Brought to you by the RDNO-Greater Vernon Water: www.rdno.ca . FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Do you have trouble controlling your food? We are a fellowship of individuals recovering from food addiction. No dues or fees. For more info., call Sylvia at 250-548-3346. LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Community Oval. Locally made and grown produce and products; baking; bannock; preserves; jams and jellies; jewelry; herbal teas; soaps and lotions; Watkins products; books; antiques; collectibles; and the best burgers in town. New vendors, call Murray at 778-4730013 or Bertie at 250-547-9756 for costs and information.
UPCOMING 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MIDWIFERY & CHILDBIRTH The midwifes in our area certainly have had and are having an amazing impact in a lot of families. Those who support this statement are invited to a picnic potluck at Lakeview Park (Peanut Pool Park) July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring an encouraging story about midwifery and finger foods to share. Around 10:30 a.m. we will start giving people the opportunity to share their story with the group (including any of the local midwives who can attend). OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Drumming in Polson Park July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Call Leila if attending at 250-558-0602. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: BUG SAFARI July 11 to 15 at Grandview Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4678 North Grandview Flats Rd., for ages five to 12. Free! For more information or to register, call Bev at 250-546-6821. SONSURF BEACH BASH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 11 to 15 at Canadian Reformed Church (close to N’Kwala Park, off Silver Star Road), 9 a.m. - noon for ages four to 11. No charge! To register, please contact Chandra Veenendaal at 250-503-5132. mes begin at 10 a.m. sharp; $24 per team and lunch is included. ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE SUMMER PROGRAMS Bugs, Butterflies & Bees! July 11-14 from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday or Wednesday, ages 4-5; Tuesdays, ages 6-7 and Thursdays, ages 8-10. Discover the amazing miniature world of insects and how they benefit humans. Go on a scavenger hunt, play games, and make your own cool bug finger puppet and magnet to take home! Cost: $20 non-members; $15 members. Register at 250-260-4227 or see www.abnc.ca for more information. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “Hometown Nazareth—Where Jesus was a Kid” is being held at St. John’s Lutheran Church July 11 - 15, from 9 - ll:45 a.m. Registration is $20 as a suggested donation per child. Call 549-2244 and register early as enrolment is limited. HULLCAR & DEEPCREEK HALL SOCIETY MEETS July 11 at 7 p.m at the Hullcar & Deepcreek Hall. Members and friends of Hullcar Hall are welcome to come. Coffee and goodies will be served. We will be discussing our upcoming potlucks, pancake breakfasts and musical events. Contact Vic Wright at 250-5461933 and Sherri Farris at 250- 546-1944 for more information. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 11 to 15 for ages five to 13. Sponsored by Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 24 Gardom Lake Rd., Enderby. Bible stories, crafts, games and singing! For more information, call 250-838-0853 or e-mail email@example.com STAR COUNTRY SQUARES Dancing in the park, Polson Park Band Shell July 12, 19 and 26. Rain or shine we dance and have fun. Join us either to watch or dance, your choice. Bring chair and water and of course yourself. A great way to meet old and new friends from Okanagan and Shuswap. See www.squaredance. bc.ca/poster/parkdancing. A taste of modern square dancing. SCRAPBOOK YOUR HERITAGE WORKSHOP The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives along with Doodles Scrapbooks & Stamps is offering this workshop, a fantastic opportunity for students in Grades 3 - 7 to learn basic scrapbook techniques and at the same time create a beautiful family heritage book to take home. An information session will be held July 12 from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Vernon Museum. At this time, kit selection will be made, questions answered, and more information shared. The make and take workshop itself will be held at the museum July 19 from 1 - 4 p.m. A
$10 supply fee is due at the information session. Registration is lim- breakfast 8:30 a.m. and fair running 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrating ited so please phone and reserve your seat by calling the museum the 100th anniversary of BC Parks. On the scenic lawns of Fintry at 542-3142. If there is enough interest, we will run the workshop Manor House in Fintry Provincial Park on the west shore of beautiful again during the summer. The Greater Vernon Museum & Archive Okanagan Lake. Manor House tours, music, actors, art, antiques, pottery, crafts, food, children’s games. See www.fintry.ca for info. is at 3009 -32 Ave. between the post office and library. VERNON WOMEN’S TRANSITION HOUSE SOCIETY Volunteers HIGH POWER SOCCER CAMP July 18-22, hosted by Emmanuel needed to assist in sorting and distributing donations. The Transition Baptist Church. The camp is open to all children born between 2000 House is a shelter for women and children experiencing domestic - 2005 and will run from 9 a.m. - noon each day. Cost is $50 for abuse and we use community donations to assist women in setting the week, which includes a soccer ball, water bottle, T-shirt, snacks, up new households when they move out into the community. If you Soccer Sunday Family BBQ and a whole lot of fun! We are also are interested in volunteering with us, please call Brooke McLardy, excited to announce that “The Zone” will be an integral part of soccer Transition House programs manager, at 250-542-1122. camp, with singing, a drama presentation and Bible story. We’re lookSINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee July 12 at 10 am at Red ing forward to seeing you at camp. Invite your friends. Barn. At 5:30 p.m., BBQ and potluck. July 15, hiking at BX Falls. SUMMER COMMUNITY SING-ALONG Faith Mission Centre July call for car pool area and more information: Carole at 260-5238. 24 from 4 - 5:15 p.m. w/dinner on the grounds at 5:30 p.m. Freewill PAINTING IN THE PARK IN ARMSTRONG July 13-Aug. 17 for offering will be taken to cover expenses and bless the Centre. Please children aged 6-12. Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $50 RSVP by July 18 with Fern at 260-4335 or Karl at 558-1947. for the six sessions. Visit the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE SUMMER PROGRAMS Art Gallery to register, or call 250-546-8318 Pond Critters! July 18-21 from 9 a.m.-noon. Mon or Wed. ages CANADIAN SOCIETY OF QUESTERS (VERNON) Meets July 14 4-5, Tues. ages 6-7 & Thurs. ages 8-10. Study the insect life in at 7 p.m. at the Halina Centre, Vernon Recreation Complex. Guest ABNC’s pond, and learn about this miniature food chain! Collect speakers will be Caroline & Brian Shearer on “What’s My Brain Got water samples, and investigate with magnifying glasses and insect To Do With It?” Caroline & Brian are facilitators dedicated to helping identification wheels. Make an art project to take home. Cost: $20; people become their own success stories. Join them as they demon- members, $15. Register: 250-260-4227 or see www.abnc.ca strate Geotran, a geometric, numeric code language which simply BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meets and permanently corrects faulty programming processed by the brain. July 19 from 7 – 9 p.m., hospital boardroom (basement using cafLeft unaddressed, this programming creates symptoms or problems eteria entrance). Call Sadie, 250-545-0253. in many areas of our lives. By integrating and harmonizing all of the THE BUG GUYS are back for ages 5 and up July 23 and Aug. 20 brain’s energies into balance, we can release our full potential for a life from 10 a.m. to noon, Vernon Museum. Admission by donation. of greatness. When your brain works, you work! Space limited, pre-register at 250-542-3142. FUNDRAISING GARAGE SALE Hosted by the Vernon & District Heritage Society July 16 at the Anna Fulton Cail Heritage Hall in Polson Park. Sale, beginning 8 a.m., will include household items, colIf your organization does not meet lectibles, books, well-loved-but-needed miscellany. Please come out to for the summer, please let us know support our society. For more information please call Faith at 250-5455950 or Deborah at 250-549-3058. If you have items to donate to the so that it can be removed and alsale, please call to arrange to drop off or have them picked up. low space for other groups. Please FREE BREATH AWARENESS (ANAPANA) WORKSHOP Artist call Katherine Mortimer at 250-550and teacher Heidi Thompson is offering a free introductory workshop at the Armstrong Gallery July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Thompson will 7924. Once your group resumes explain more about the technique and where Anapana and Vipassana meeting, just give us a call or e-mail courses are offered in B.C. The short talk will conclude with a firstname.lastname@example.org ute practice session. Anyone interested in learning this helpful concentration and stress reducing technique is welcome to attend. To register or for more information, please conTime: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. tact the Armstrong When: July 4 to July 31 Spallumcheen Museum and Art We will be making electrical system improvements in District of Lake Country. To ensure the safety Gallery at 250of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 30 minute 546-8318. intervals between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. starting Monday, July 4th to July 31st, 2011. C R I B The outage will affect small groups of customers at a time. All efforts will be made to provide each TOURNAMENTS customer with advance door to door notiﬁcation of service interruptions during this time. AT SCHUBERT CENTRE July 17 The area affected by the service interruption is along Woodsdale Avenue from Lodge Road to and July 24. Cost Seymour Road, Bottomwood Lake Road from Woodsdale Avenue to Glenmore Road, Highway 97 from is $10 per tourBerry Road to Hill Road, Newene Road, Oyama Road from Lodge Road to Highway 97 on East side of nament. Please register by 9:30 Woods Lake and all side roads, including Old Mission Road. a.m. Games (17) Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will begin at 10 a.m. restore service safely and as efﬁciently as possible. The Coffee Shop is open for snacks Shorten restoration time during a power outage by switching lights and electrical equipment off. Wait and/or lunch. For one hour after power is restored before switching on multiple appliances to allow the system time to inquiries, phone stabilize. 545-6240. SINGLE FRIENDS Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from 50+ Another your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical camping trip to difﬁculties or for more information. Cooke Creek July 19 to 22. July 26 weekly coffee Red barn 10 a.m. July 29, picnic supper For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today and swim. Car we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities pool at 4 p.m. Call and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Carole at 2605238 for info. Learn more at bchydro.com/regeneration50 COME TO THE FINTRY FAIR July 16 with pancake
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OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall th
Sunday, July 10 at 6:30 pm Pastor Fred & Christina Cardinal • 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959
First Baptist 1406 32nd Ave.
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH
Phone 250-542-0128 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Dan Watt
2607-27th Street 542-1276
Mass: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 8:30 am 7:00 pm
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1st Sunday of the Month No 7:00 pm Mass
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CELEBRATING EVERY SUNDAY 10:30 TO 11:45 AM AT: THE SCHUBERT CENTRE - 3505 - 30th Ave., VERNON
¥ Traditional services with organ & choir ¥ Friendly, welcoming congregation
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VERNON FAMILY CHURCH A Place to call “Home” 3508-25th Ave • 545-7978 Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling Afﬁliated with the PAOC of Canada
Sunday Worship 10am Wed. Bible Study 7pm Friday Coffee House 7pm Pastor Dithmar Molzahn
9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing 10:00 a.m. - Worship Service
Guest Speaker Rev. Wayne Laurie Sermon:“When You Pray, Say These Words...”
Church of God of the Bible
Manafest in Concert - July 25th
Sunday School - 10am Worship Service - 11am Sunday Evening Service 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm
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SUNDAY 10AM Pastor Trevor Kempner
5921 Star Rd. - corner of Silver Star and Star Rd. Come and worship with us a welcome to all!
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Church of God
VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH 2601 - 43rd Avenue 250-545-7105 www.vernonalliance.org
4312 - 25th St, Vernon • 250-542-7894 • Pastor Gary Glanz
Saturday 6:30 pm Sunday 10:10 am
10:30 am Worship Service
Sunday Services Sunday School for children 7pm Evening Service - Haiti Presentation Vacation Bible School July 11 - 15 … call the church for more info.
Community Baptist Church 4911 Silver Star Rd. • 542-4028
9:30am German Service
Wednesdays Bible Study & Prayer 7:30pm
Here Comes The Son - Part 1
Join us Sunday 10:00am Spending time in Worship and God’s Word Toddler Care available Sunday School for ages 3-11 Pastor: Rick Corak
All are Welcome “Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followers”
Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist 3412 - 15 Avenue (Mission ( Hill)) 250-545-5941
ALL SAINTS Anglican Church
OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH 10102 Middleton Drive Coldstream • 542-1276
Summer Sunday Services
Mass: Sunday 10:30am
8:00 a.m. Eucharist (BCP) 10:00 a.m. Eucharist (BAS)*
1st Sunday of the Month Sunday 7pm Mass
WELCOMES YOU! 3205 - 27th St. • 250-542-3179 allsaintsvernon.org
Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM FAMILY WORSHIP
Speaker: Ray Bale
6161 P.V. Road
We believe in the unity of all believers, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Hero here!
English Church Service 10:30am Spanish Church Services Sunday 5 - 6pm & 6 - 7pm Pastor Al Perry 250-542-7435 h • 250-545-7043 c
Weekly Fellowships, College & Career, Youth
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
4506 - 29th St 545-2927
3300 Alexis Park Drive • (250) 545-0797
Pastoral Staff: Clint Batchelor & Erol Bortucene
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1204-30th Avenue 545-5787 Fax: 545-2267
10am Worship Holy Communion & Sunday School Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays Pastor Richard D. Schulz
10 am MORNING WORSHIP with Rev. Jeff Seaton Theme: “Gardening Tips from Jesus” Visit our websites: www.unitedchurchvernon.com & www.camphurlburt.com
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 3908 - 27th St, Vernon • 250-545-7700 www.faithbaptistvernon.com • Pastor Larry Dyck
10:30 am Morning Worship Service (nursery care available) Summer Spree for age 3 - gr. 5
Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study and Prayer Time
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How to keep your kids safe and drug-free DOUG ROGERS Special to the Morning Star
Research studies show that more teens start using drugs during the summer months than during the rest of the year. The combination of extra free time, boredom, easy access, and lack of supervision greatly increases the risk of drug abuse for young adults. This summer, it is important to stay involved in the lives of your children and set boundaries. As a concerned parent, what can you do to keep your child safe and drug-free during the carefree days of summer? Parents are the most powerful influence
on their kids when it comes to drug use. Here are five tips from TheAntiDrug.com to help parents keep their teens safe, healthy and drug-free: ■ Communicate. Keep communication channels open with your teen. ■ Be Firm in Setting Rules and Consequences. Clearly state to your teens that drugs are not acceptable and that you would be disappointed if they started using drugs. ■ Check In. Ask your teen about their plans, activities and whereabouts. ■ Have Open Dialogue. By engaging teens in an open conversation, parents are given the opportunity to express their
concerns about their teen’s behavior and discuss the risks involved with drug and alcohol use. Parents also need to listen to their children’s concerns! ■ Be Engaged. Get involved with your teen’s summer activities. ■ Be Observant. Monitor changes in your teen’s physical appearance, attitudes, behaviors or other warning signs like new friends or poor grades. ■ Encourage teens to get a summer job or do community service: These activities give teens the opportunity to gain real-world experience and independence, while keeping them away from drugs and alcohol.
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■ Sign them up for a camp or summer sport: Teens will have the opportunity to enjoy their summer vacation with their peers in a safe, supervised environment. Please talk to your children about drugs and alcohol and set a no-use policy. Doug Rogers is the substance abuse prevention counsellor with the Vernon School District.
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Province warned sheriff cuts could hinder courts JEFF NAGEL
houses and the people in them remains our paramount objective.” He said most government ministries remain under pressure
The provincial government had advance warning from a senior official several weeks ago that cuts to the number of sheriffs guarding court houses could spark trouble in the justice system. In a May 31 letter to B.C.’s chief justices, copied to the deputy attorney general, assistant deputy minister Rob Wood noted full-time staff levels in the court services branch had already been cut nine per cent since 2008/09. “These fiscal changes have made it progressively more difficult to maintain operational service levels in both court security and court administration,” Wood said. Deeper cuts took effect at the beginning of June and Wood’s letter set out minimum service levels for court registries and sheriffs, including a system of roving sheriffs to spread staff further. Wood’s letter indicated the number of court clerks has also been cut and the ministry would respond by reassigning court registry staff to act as clerks as needed. He cautioned those levels would not be sustainable for very long. Wood also noted it would be up to judges to gauge the security risk and decide if they can operate without a dedicated sheriff using the rover system. “The safety of all court participants is of paramount concern,” he said. “We will do everything we can, in consultation with the judiciary, to ensure the most important matters go forward and that the safety and security of the courts and court users is maintained.” The elimination of the equivalent of 34 full-time deputy sheriffs caused delays in several trials last month when some judges refused to let their trials proceed without a sheriff pres-
to cut costs and streamline processes as a result of health and education spending that has risen faster than government revenues.
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Attorney General Barry Penner agreed to reverse cuts to sheriffs after concerns were raised by judges.
“These fiscal changes have made it progressively more difficult to maintain operational service levels.” — Rob Wood ent. By late June, Attorney General Barry Penner – after hearing directly from judges about their security concerns – pledged to reverse the cuts to sheriffs’ hours. But the cut hours have not been permanently restored and are only being scheduled a week at a time so far, said Dean Purdy, spokesman for the union representing sheriffs. “We’re concerned that they’re so keyed into the budgetary side of things they’re going to let the court system slide rather than truly fund the system,” he said. Purdy said two of the most senior managers in the system are currently filling in for sheriffs in Victoria because of the lack of deputy sheriffs. “You can’t do justice on the cheap,” he said, adding the province needs to hire more sheriffs to reverse some
of the loss of more than 100 positions in recent years. The NDP lashed the province for allowing
“chaos” in the courts to continue and failing to find a solution. “It appears that when making this announcement, the Liberals were primarily interested in temporary damage control, not returning security to our courts so they can function again,” NDP Attorney General critic Leonard Krog said. Penner said he doesn’t want the short-
age of sheriffs to result in trial delays and added his ministry is working to find more money to support staffing levels on an ongoing basis. He said the auxiliary and part-time sheriffs whose hours were cut had always been called out as required. “They will be utilized as required,” Penner said. “The safety and security of our court-
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News SUPPORT TAKES FLIGHT
Alan Sheardown (left), of Super A Foods, and Randy Rauck, of the Lumby Air Force, present Angela Hemming with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. The money was raised thanks to the generosity of sponsors, pilots and spectators at the recent Lumby Air Races held at Freedom Flight Park.
Kioti Sr. Slo-Pitch manager Dave Howard and Sandi Dalgleish Labrum (right) combine donations to present a $2,000 cheque to Valerie Blundell, with the North Okanagan Hospice Society, in memory of David Labrum. The proceeds were raised in part at a Kioti team hot dog fundraiser and matched by Dalgleish Labrum.
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A decade on, treaty no panacea Metis with a background in journalism, said he was welcomed on his initial visit and was even invited to attend a Nisga’a Lisims executive meeting. But he said Stevens and other officials “stopped responding” as the project progressed. In his statement, Stevens described the code of conduct for Nisga’a officials and the complaint pro-
cess people can use to hold them accountable for decisions. The president dismissed the “colourful commentary” of a few “key informants” who didn’t expect to be quoted. Quesnel says that despite the slow progress, he remains convinced the Nisga’a treaty is a positive step. Now investors have only one government to deal with, and the
region has electricity, mining and gas development on the drawing board. And there are lessons to be learned by other aboriginal communities, such as tackling dependency and addiction problems before a treaty is signed, and bringing in outside experts to set up businesses. “Mitchell Stevens, when I spoke to him,
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Research found that more people trust the Nisga’a government compared to the old Indian Act regime. But divisions remain, particularly over giving up aboriginal tax exemptions. Quesnel said he met people who have left the Nisga’a villages for nearby Tsimshian communities, before sales Tom Fletcher and income taxes take effect in 2013. According to the study, a culture of dependency that grew up during a century of colonial-style rule remains pervasive. The authors report many of the same problems that plague Indian Act reserves, such as willful damage to housing, accusations of nepotism and failed business investment. “More than one key informant observed that old attitudes and mentalities persist regarding public services,” the report states. “Expectations at the local level that the village government will provide everything are still rampant.” Quesnel said the Nisga’a Nation’s recent move to allow feesimple ownership of municipal-style lots is a key step towards self-sufficiency. But the land title system is still in development and it’s too soon to see results. The study notes that economic conditions in Nisga’a territory have become worse since the
here were high hopes and harsh words in 2000 when the provincial and federal governments signed Canada’s first modern-day treaty with the Nisga’a people of northwestern B.C. The four villages are now governed by the Nisga’a Lisims government, which holds broad authority transferred from the federal and provincial governments. While Canada’s financial support continues to flow, the Nisga’a Nation is nearing the stage where it must begin to collect taxes and become selfsustaining. A new study by the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy offers a unique look behind the scenes of this remote experiment. Judging by the hostile response of the Nisga’a government to the findings, it may be the last one for some time. Is the Nisga’a Nation ready to support itself? The short answer is no, according to polling data and extensive interviews with “key informants” who are not identified. Co-author Joseph Quesnel told me he interviewed 15 influential people, both supporters and critics of the treaty, since he first visited the region last fall. A larger phone survey by COMPAS
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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL A strong desire for greater gratification could fire up your ambitious aims in the year ahead. Motivation is likely to be all that it takes to spur you to acquire some of the good things the world has to offer.
PUZZLE NO. 203
CANCER (June 21-July 22) If you get involved in some sort of friendly competition with friends, make sure that you don’t take the game too seriously, and be willing to play whatever role is needed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Unless you schedule your time well, by the end of the day you might find too many duties left undone. Make a good game plan and religiously stick to it. ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203
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32 Exam for jrs. 34 “Cool Hand -” 36 Airport NW of LAX 37 Large families 39 Flies and gnats 41 Green-egg layers 42 Mideast export 43 Pampas backdrop 45 Mixers 49 Ornamental basin 51 Trucker, often 52 Hosp. unit 53 Fat cat’s victim 54 Coats cupcakes 55 Speaker pro 56 Patio view 57 Impatient chuck
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Try to use the same discretion in your social and commercial situations that you do in matters that are important to your security. Your instincts will help you do and say all the right things. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) It’s more your tendency to be a giving and considerate person than to step out of character and display stinginess toward your companions. You’ll feel better about yourself if you do the right thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Regardless of how good you think your ideas are, avoid orchestrating grand, disruptive plans, especially if things are functioning smoothly as is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Guard against a tendency to misread the intentions of those with whom you are associating. People could say and mean one thing, but you’ll interpret it differently. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have a tendency at times to let pride be your Achilles’ heel, causing you to look for a scapegoat when things don’t go your way. That’s not the way to make you look good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) It isn’t that you won’t know the right course of action to follow, it’s rather that you’ll want to do something that you know you shouldn’t. Don’t trip over your own stubbornness.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder Henri Bergson, a renowned French philosopher who died in 1941, said, “Action on the move creates its own route; creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulﬁlled, and thus bafﬂes all calculation.” When we are a declarer, our actions on the move create the tricks won and lost en route to the contract. And we hope that calculating that route is not bafﬂing. Occasionally, though, an unusual path is required -- as in this deal. South is in four spades. West leads the heart ace, then shifts to the club king. How should declarer step? West, after one textbook takeout double, might have
passed over four spades, but he chose to hope that his side would either defeat four spades or have a cheap sacriﬁce at the ﬁve-level. East, with such a balanced hand, passed with a mental shrug of the shoulders. Expecting all to be easy, South won with dummy’s club ace and played a spade to his ace. When West discarded, suddenly the contract had to fail. Declarer had to lose one spade, two hearts and one diamond. At trick three, South should have played a spade to his jack, taking a strangelooking ﬁnesse despite missing only three trumps. Here, the ﬁnesse wins and declarer takes seven spades,
two diamonds and one club. But even if West could win with the queen and continue with, say, the club queen, South would ruff, cash the spade ace, and lead his heart jack. Dummy’s queen would be established for a diamond discard, with dummy’s spade eight as the entry card.
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Kevin Roy Bochon was born on September 17th, 1967 in Fort Nelson, B.C. and passed away unexpectedly on July 3rd, 2011 at the age of 43 years. Kevin will be lovingly remembered and always cherished by his wife; Vikki, to whom he was married for 18 years, his son; Jeīery, his daughter; JusƟne, his mom & dad, brothers & sister as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. CremaƟon preceded a CelebraƟon of Kevin’s Life which will be held at Coldstream Park (next to Coldstream Elementary School) on Friday, July 8th at 2:00 P.M. Kevin lived a fulĮlled life and was living his dream here in Vernon with his loving family. He was acƟvely involved in hockey and had a great passion for the game. He will always be remembered as a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan! As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donaƟons in memory of Kevin to the B.C. Heart & Stroke FoundaƟon #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 “GO FLYERS GO!!” CremaƟon arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187
Harder It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Wally on July 3, 3pm at age 76 from Muscular Dystrophy & sleep apnea. Wally will be remembered for his ethics and wonderful sense of humor. The world became a better place when he was born and such a loss at his departure. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Our loss is heavens gain. Funeral Sat. 10:30 at Evangel Tabernacle. A tree will be planted in Israel in Wally’s honor. •
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Fay Davis (McKinney) Born on Sept 6 1924 4 in Strome Alberta.. 0, Passed away June 30, 2011 at Hospice Housee Vernon BC at the agee of 86 years. Fay will be lovinglyy remembered byy her husband Maxx to whom she wass married 53 years. Son Ben (Marlene) Davis of Dunster BC, Daughters Roxie (Mark) Bateman, Charlene (Chris) Mennie, and Chosen Son Don (Treasure) Bateman all of Vernon. Grandchildren: Jesse (Kandise), Carl, Laura and SweeƟe Davis, Stephen (Darcey) Bryan and Chelsea-Fay Bateman, Jennifer Perner, Logan, Kailee, and Travis (Ashlee) Mennie, Kailis Turner, Joseph Bateman, six Great Grandchildren Zane, Riley, AusƟn, Gage, Nevaeh, and Asher. Siblings Evelyn Reeder, Veleda Malcom, Helen Brooks, Ike McKinney, Peg Johnson, and Įve generaƟons of Nieces and Nephews too many to menƟon. Fay moved from her family home in Alberta to the Robson Valley in 1943 where she met and married John Fandrich in 1946. They had a son Ben and in 1956 Fay was widowed. April 1958 she married Max Davis and added daughters Roxie and Charlene to the family. AŌer years in the hospitality industry they sold the McBride Travelers Inn and moved to Vernon in 1976. Once seƩled they opened Max’s Grocery and take out service on Okanagan Landing Road which they operated unƟl reƟrement in 198990. CelebraƟon of Life will take place at the Halina Center July 8 2011 at 1pm. 3310 37th Ave Vernon. The family requests that no Ňowers be sent, but rather donaƟons in memory of Fay be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27 ave Vernon BC V1T 1S4
Bernice Marie Bibby
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernice Marie Bibby. Bernice, the eldest child of Andrew and Marjorie Clark, was born on December 4, 1920 in Campbellford, Ontario and passed away peacefully on July 5, 2011 in Vernon, BC. She has gone on to join her husband, Hubert, who passed away February 1, 2011. They were married for 65 years. Together they raised 7 children and saw 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren come into their family. Bernice was an organist at St. James’ Catholic Church for 40 years and a member of the C. W. L. and RCAFA. She was a loving wife and mother, a cancer survivor and a great example for us all. She was predeceased by her husband Hubert, infant son David and her brother Joe. Bernice leaves behind her daughter Anne-Marie (John) Kloppenburg of Kelowna and sons Paul (Pam) of Terrace, John (Nancy) of Salmon Arm, Jim (Pat) of Armstrong, and Mike (Karen), Bob (Kelly), Brian (Cheryl), all of Vernon. Prayers will be held at St. James’ Catholic Church on Friday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held there on Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. There will be snacks and tea at St. James’ Prayer Centre immediately following the service. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 104 – 3402 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1. A special thanks to all the caregivers at Gateby from the Bibby Family. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com
GLENDA LEANORE KOKESCH (MIDGE) 1932 – 2011
Midge was born in Cardston, AB. She spent her working years in Lethbridge, AB, then moved to Kitimat, BC where she met her husband Arnie. They retired to Vernon in 1987. She leaves behind her husband Arnie and three sons, Craig, Raymond and Jim. Four grandchildren, Rory, Tracy, Aaron and Joshua. One sister Dee and her special daughter Liz. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be oơered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com
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In Loving Memory Of My
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The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher. The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star. The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988.
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Busy Chiropractic/ Massage Clinic looking for ofﬁce assistant. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 6pm. Resumes can be delivered or mailed to 203 - 2903 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2L6.
F/T EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Apply in person with resume after 4:00pm to 3006-28TH Ave. Vernon
Please apply to: Jimmy Trims Corner of 48th Ave. & 31st Street, Vernon, in Railway Plaza $2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to ﬁll F/T positions in our Kelowna ofﬁce. Students welcome We provide full training. firstname.lastname@example.org
BC MOTOR PRODUCTS, Okanagan’s largest used car superstore requires Technicians. Great opportunity for the right persons. Journeyman rate paid. Please apply in conﬁdence to Brian McHale at 250-545-2206 during business hours or 250-859-2462 after business hours. CLEANER needed, nightshift, FT or PT, Call 250-309-5675.
Career position for Experienced Mason or Stone Splitter. General Laborers needed as well. Must have own transportation and be physically ﬁt. Fax resume to 250-546-9509. COOK required immediately, Must have 2yrs experience & be passionate about food. Part-time. Please apply in person to Bamboo Beach Fusion Grille, 3313 30th Ave, Vernon.
We are looking for an experienced line cook and an experienced breakfast cook. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO email@example.com
SHIPPER/RECEIVER Min 5 years experience required, knowledge of shipping procedures, transportation coordination & purchasing is essential. Must have fork lift certiﬁcation & be capable of building crates & packaging outgoing shipments. Candidate will be detail oriented and have good communication & organizational skills. Please send resumes to Box #20 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5.
Darford is a proudly Canadian nutrition company that makes allnatural food and treats for dogs Darford International Inc. (a TSXV listed company) A Vernon based marketer and manufacturer of pet products has an immediate opening for an Accounting Technician at its Vernon, BC head ofﬁce. Responsibilities for this role include: • Inventory control • Accounts payable processing • Standard cost analysis • Analysis to support operations • Management reporting The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a minimum of the third year of a recognized accounting program. This role offers a challenging environment with scope to advance through an accounting designation. Interested candidates can mail their resume to #100 – 1150 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon BC, V1T 6V2 or fax to 250-549-2849.
RENTALSLTD. SERVICE COORDINATOR For our Vernon location
• Maintain paperwork • Schedule equipment and vehicle maintenance • Parts ordering • Strong organizational skills • Mechanical aptitude • Class 5 License with Driver’s Abstract Required Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please deliver resume in person to the Armstrong, Vernon or Lake Country location, or fax: 250-546-9116
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com
DANCE OUTREACH WORKER The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is seeking a Dance Outreach Worker on a contract basis. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who is able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, and has a strong dance interest or background. He/she will be charged with the task of increasing the quality of the audience’s experience in connection with each of the shows in the Society’s professional dance series. A contract fee of $500 will be paid per show. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: arranging master classes for local dance students, writing articles for local media, and coordinating a post show talk back session between the dancers and audience. Application Deadline is July 30 2011 Interested applicants should drop off or mail cover letter and resume to:
Pamela Burns Resch - Executive Director Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 33rd Street Vernon, British Columbia V1T 5T6
Westwood Electric is an electrical contractor providing services to a wide range of industries in Western Canada. We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent beneﬁts, and provide opportunities for growth and development within the organization. We are currently recruiting for the position of Estimator to be based in our ofﬁce in Vernon, British Columbia.
JOIN OUR TEAM Help Wanted
Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. Students & Adults both welcomed. BX RT 101 - 39 Ave & Mutrie Available now COLDSTREAM RT 218 - Kalamalka Rd & Aberdeen Rd Available now LOWER EAST HILL Behind Courthouse RT 79 - 35 Ave & 24 St Available now EAST HILL RT 99 - 30 Ave & 20 St Available now OKANAGAN LANDING RT 66 - 4910 - 25 Ave Available now
contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info
We are an innovative and progressive company that manufacture’s process equipment for the mining, wastewater & aggregate industries. We currently have the following positions available at our fabrication and manufacturing shop.
PRODUCTION PLANNER Min 5-10 years experience as a production planner in a manufacturing facility. Must have experience in scheduling work ﬂow, labour, materials & expediting. Candidates will have excellent communication & multitasking skills, be detail oriented and be able to read & understand drawings.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST Duties include interpreting engineering designs and speciﬁcations, assist shop personnel, ensure quality standards are being met and assist the engineering & design group. Candidate must be able to work independently, be detailed oriented, have strong organizational skills, be proﬁcient in MS Word, Excel, Solidworks.
INDUSTRIAL PAINTER Min. 5 years experience painting machinery with epoxy & enamel. Use of airless & gravity feed paint guns. High quality of workmanship required with a professional attitude. Must be willing to work nights and/or weekends. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 1-250-549-6735 www.WestproMachinery.com
The Estimator will focus on industrial construction estimates (including oil & gas, mining, utilities, wood products and power generation) in the Electrical discipline. The Estimator will be accountable for all assigned estimates to ensure accurate cost compilation based on tender documents, site conditions, trade speciﬁc factors and industry standards. The successful candidate responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Estimate potential projects and be accountable for establishing the real cost of direct labour, indirect labour, general expenses and subcontractors, including any necessary factors of a speciﬁc project. • Generate Request For Information (RFI) and tender clariﬁcations • Estimate actual cost to perform scope change work within existing contracts. • Assist in the development of industry speciﬁc estimating assemblies in the estimating software. The ideal candidate for the position will possess the following attributes and qualiﬁcations: • 3 years of industrial electrical construction estimating experience or trade related industry experience. Journeyperson’s seeking steady employment in the Vernon area are ideal. • Basic understanding of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) labour factoring. • Solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Understanding of AccuBid is an asset. All applications will be handled in conﬁdence and should be e-mailed, quoting posting # 11-E5T-VMS to email@example.com or faxed to (780) 986-4329. Additionally, Westwood is seeking Project Coordinators, Superintendents, Material Coordinators, and Site Safety Coordinators for project work in the Ft. McMurray area. Please visit our career section on our website at www.westwoodcompanies.com for details on how to apply.
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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services
Painting & Decorating
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
UNEMPLOYED? $2500+/MO. If you are unemployed through no fault of your own, our company may be interested in interviewing you. We have several positions available for able bodied workers with good work habits. Experience not necessary. Training provided. No Car required. Above average pay.
Info@plazio.ca 250-860-3590 CENTRAL GM (100 Mile House) has an immediate opening for a Service Advisor. Competitive pay structure and beneﬁts package. Must have computer skills, automotive experience an asset. Please send resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at Central GM, 199 Exeter Rd., 100 Mile House, BC.
Day/night Janitorial. Beneﬁts after 3 months, 250-308-4187 or email@example.com for interview. 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 Class 1 Dump Truck Drivers required. Fax resume to 250-546-9509. Millwright with 4th Class Engineer ticket for food processing plant in North Okanagan. Please send resume to Box #2 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5 or Fax to: 250-5583468 Box #2 Atten: Jim PAINTER: Full Time position for a clean reliable, non smoking, experienced painter with own transportation. Fax resume to 250-558-3346 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Part time position available, Retail and Production, 2-3 days per week, must be available weekends.Vernon and Armstrong locations. Some sewing experience an asset. Wages depended on experience. Hours increase during busy seasons. Email resumes to email@example.com. Applications close July 10th. Require Careaid for private home, female nonsmoker need only respond. (250)5585148, Fax: 250-558-5285 Sub newspaper carrier required approx. 3 morning p/week. Must love walking and have reliable vehicle. $10/hr. Contact Tammy or Donna @ the Morning Star 250-5507901, 4407 - 25th Ave. VALLEY PRODUCE PLUS, a food service distribution company, is looking for a delivery driver. Delivery drivers must have 5 ton experience, a clean drivers abstract and able to work well on their own. Wage is $12/hr. Qualiﬁed individuals are asked to submit their resume to: Tony Perkins #9 2440B 14th Avenue or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ALBERTA Executive Camp looking for chefs, cooks, bakers. Great pay. Room and board provided. Transportation from Edmonton provided. 3 in 1 out or 3 in 2 out rotation. Send resume to:email@example.com
KCR Road House Diner now accepting applications for all positions. Please drop off a resume at 6290 Highway 6 Coldstream/Lavington Attn: Kelly/Rocky
Medical/Dental PART TIME MOA receptionist required for medical/dermatology/cosmetic practice. Must have excellent telephone and communication skills. Interest in cosmetic medicine helpful. Require 3 written references. Apply in person only. SANDERS MEDICAL, 101 3002 32nd Ave, Vernon
OfÀce Support Admin Assistant Trainees Needed! Professionally trained Administrators needed! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-512-7116
Trades, Technical FIBER-WERX International in Sylvan Lake, Alberta is seeking experienced ﬁberglass laminiators / repair personnel. Fax resume to (403) 887-7737 or email scott.ﬁberwerx@telus.net LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR / Technician wanted for More Core Diamond Drilling Services Ltd. Windows 7, SERVER 2008 and MCSE Program are essential to this position. Familiarity with ERP Software such as Timberline/ACCPAC/Solomon/Great Plains would be an asset as well. Ongoing software and hardware maintenance and monitoring are part of this position as well as participation in all radio, internet, and telephone communications programs. We require a “Team Player” who is willing to become part of the Accounting and Admin Team, and to have a regular role as an Administrator in addition to that of Technician. The position is located in Stewart, BC. Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge, and there is generous remuneration for the right candidate. All applications will be acknowledged and kept in the strictest conﬁdence. Application by email only to: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com
Work Wanted A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, Home Renovations, Painting. Lawns. Paul 250-550-4256. Are you a Hay Farmer in the Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby area looking for help with your hay crop? I have many years experience with farm equipment. Norm 250-503-8077 DUMPRUNZ (Vernon’s Own) Fast courteous service. Yard waste, household junk, we haul it all. 250-307-9449 Handymen: Repairs, Reno’s, Painting, Window Cleaning, pressure washing, yard work, dump runs... 250-550-9099 MAN AND PICKUP Handyman 35 years exp. Ref’s avail. Joseph 250-308-2773 Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Small landscape jobs. Call (250)307-0725
Quality Repairs done by Qualiﬁed Journeyman, Shop rate $65/hr, Paint jobs start @ $599. 250-307-4241 549-4221 Reasonably Priced! Painting, Dump Runs, Eves Trough Cleaning, Tree Removal, Yard Work. Chris @ 250-938-3583
BUDGET PAINTING, Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, 25% Off, 15 Years Experience, Fully Insured, Licensed, Excellent References, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(250)571-9722
DUMPRUNZ (Vernon’s Own) Fast courteous service. Yard waste, household junk, we haul it all. 250-307-9449 JUNK REMOVAL We haul it all. Call anytime. Ray 250-307-0837.
Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy
Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs
Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local ofﬁce www.REALCARCASH.com 250-434-4346 REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca
Landscaping BARK MULCH Fir or cedar. $20 per yard. Delivery available.Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-8386630. LOCALLY Grown Pyramid Emerald Cedars 6’-7’ $20. 8’ + $30. Many other Junipers & shrubs. Ph: 250-542-6004
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
Firewood/Fuel 2 + cords full length ($250) or cut up ($175) per cord apple wood, delivered 250-546-3505 after 6pm LOGGING truck loads of birch ﬁrewood. 250-833-7785
Heavy Duty Machinery
Classiﬁeds = Results!
Pets & Livestock
#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 5yr old Kenmore dryer, needs element. $50. (250)260-6115 Home needed Washer & Dryer, good working order, $25. or make an offer. 250-542-5227 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.
TWO Lawn tractors $150 & $200. Gas Lawnmower $80. (250)260-5819
Feed & Hay 1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334 Caviar for horses, 1st cut hay, 10% alfalfa off the ﬁeld, $6.50 per bale. 250-545-1082. COW HAY FOR SALE! $3.00/bale. (250)547-9821 Custom haying, round baling and wrapping, or square baling. 250-838-6630. First cut Alfalfa grass mix, square bale, barn stored, $6.50/bale. 1 (250)547-6816 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. STRAW Wheat Straw for Sale, square bales, clean & covered. (250)309-2965, (250)542-0820
Auctions WWW.BCAUCTION.CA BC Government Surplus Auction Vehicles, Equipment, Machinery, Seized Items and Misc. Items
Fruit & Vegetables
Animal Care Society
BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class Aug 11th Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322
300lbs U-Pick R-berry, below Waterslide. 7am-noon. 6pm to dark. $1.50lb. 250-503-0781. BJ’s Greenhouse No chemical spray vegetables. Tomatoes and colored peppers, beets etc. Open Monday & Thursday 2pm-8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun. 9am-8pm Closed Fri. 6153 Old Kamloops Rd. (250)542-7179 BURKE’S Order Strawberries, 15 lbs $33.75, Raspberries 10 lbs $33. Cherries 10 lbs $25. or $2.75 lb. Peas $2.lb. 250545-2093 U-PICK RASPBERRIES Bright Angel Farm 6896 Herry Rd. Open at 8AM to Noon! (250)558-5552 U-PICK STRAWBERRIES Mon, Wed, Fri from 7am-noon; 1550 Hoffman Rd (Just off Eagle Rock Rd on the way to Armstrong); Ph: Ken Mather (250)503-8903
ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY 10 am to 1:30 pm at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 2800 45th Avenue Meet our “Better Than Free” Kittens and Adult Cats
Young Holly loves attention and is loads of fun. To adopt please call 250-5457535.
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
250-260-0110 Fruit & Vegetables
FRESH STRAWBERRIES Seasonal Produce
Fruit & Vegetables
7am - 11am
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm • Sat & Sun: 9am-2pm 1475 Pleasant Valley Road ARMSTRONG 250-546-6862 See us at the Farmer’s Markets
A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217
Heavy Duty Machinery
FREE Removal of unwanted equipment etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245
the classiﬁeds 250-550-7900
Farm Services WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL
Building Supplies BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038 Quality Patio Covers @reasonable prices. www.glaluminumpatiocovers.com
2002 Kabota KX 91-3, enclosed cab, 3 buckets, hydraulic thumb, runs & works well. $22,500. 2005 Cat 226B Skidsteer, enclosed cab, 2 buckets, $13,500. 1999 Hitachi EX100-5,2 buckets hydraulic thumb. $29,500. Delivery & ﬁnancing avail. 250-9384257.
Merchandise for Sale
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
ALLIUM LAWN CARE. Weeding, clean ups, top dressing. Call 250-307-4933 Will do lawncuts, dump runs, yard clean up. Robert 250546-6164 Armstrong area.
Pets Border Collie Aus. Shepherd X, 1st shots, 8wks $300. Free Kittens. 250-547-9206 Miniature, miniature Poms. Ready to go. Also Bengles & Sphynx kittens. 250-833-5785 Smoochies for Poochies pet grooming (formerly inside Total Pet) is now located at 3105-31 Ave. 250-503-7895. Trinity Shepherds Puppies available now! Come see us at the People’s Choice Enderby Flea market, Hwy 97 Wednesday-Sunday, 11-5:30 daily. 250-540-7138 WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels
PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-306-5706
Garden & Lawn
Merchandise for Sale
www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
7mo. old Jack ready now. $500. (250)832-8221 after 6
Merchandise for Sale
KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Pets & Livestock
Farm Services BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME
BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS
Landscaping SUMMER HOURS Monday to Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM 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 ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE
609 KAL LAKE ROAD
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.
PICK UP OR DELIVERY HOURS Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm DECORATIVE ROCK Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm WHITE DOLOMITE Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed Stat Holidays BLAST ROCK VISA, DEBIT, MASTERCARD, LAVA ROCK INTERACT, SENIORS DISCOUNT SLATE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL www.justrocks.ca
NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL
186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
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When you need a helping hand!
Ask for a FREE Quote! HOT â€˘ COLD â€˘ STEAM â€˘ GRAFFITI REMOVAL Ph: 250-308-7940 www.mobilepressurewash.ca
and get MORE business
WINDOW CLEANERS â€˘ Homes â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Construction Clean â€˘ Water Stain Removal
Now With Ultra Pure Water Cleaning System Get your sills washed same time as your windows! VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA
â€˘ GENERAL CLEANING â€˘ COOKING â€˘ LAUNDRY â€˘ IRONING
Fast, Reliable & Bondable 778-930-0578
SUPERIOR DECK LTD
VINYL DECKING â€˘ ALUMINUM RAILING Kelowna â€˘ WinďŹ eld
Vernon â€˘ Salmon Arm
Marcel Labrecque, Owner/Operator
Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson
STREAKY - CLEAN
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250-550-7900 CRANE SERVICES
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
Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and Eaves Troughs.
FREE ESTIMATES â€˘ CALL SCOTT
PLUMBING NEED A PLUMBER?
HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
WHY WAIT? Available on short notice!
Chris Knight, Owner
I CAN DIG IT RICK WARE EXCAVATING EXCAVATING â€˘ DECORATIVE ROCK PLACING RETAINING & ROCK WALL
Phone: 250-307-1959 You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
FREE ESTIMATES â€˘ LOW RATES
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â€œFor all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS
You WILL be noticed
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
CertiďŹ ed Journeyman Plumber/GasďŹ tter
WINDOWS & DOORS - WE CANwindow DO IT!â€? $70 per
and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory
PAINTING SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
Repaints our specialty! â€˘ Walls â€˘ Doors â€˘ Windows â€˘ Trim â€˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â€˘ www.timetopaint.com or
Residential Exterior Painting â€˘ Quality Work â€˘ Competitively Priced â€˘ 2 Year Warranty
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
QUESTIONS? CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan
Trucking, Excavation, Sand, Gravel and Topsoil
College Pro PAINTERS
* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
15124 Middle Bench Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2C4 â€˘ Fax: 250-548-4045
by placing an ad in this directory
FastClean RESIDENTIAL HOME CARE
FOR ALL YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS
You WILL be noticed
Ask about MILGARDâ€™S LIFETIME WARRANTY
â€˘ Installations â€˘ Wood windows â€˘ Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum â€˘ All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass â€˘ Free Estimates â€Ś 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon â€˘ 545-6096 â€˘ Fax (250) 545-1977
WHITESTONE CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
â€˘ Renovations Quality â€˘ Handyman Since 1989 CALL TOM: 308-8778
DANâ€™S PAINTING & REPAIRS RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING RELIABLE - WORK GUARANTEED - CHEAPEST RATES IN TOWN - WCB INSURED
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN
HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care
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
Quality Work Guaranteed
Inside - Out TILING (WALLS & FLOORS) WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS CARPENTRY • PLUMBING GENERAL REPAIRS & RENOS
For Free Estimate Call:
CHRIS - 250-540-0025
No job too small! Annette & Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)
References • All Work Guaranteed
CONTACT CLASSIFIEDS AT
For lawn & garden irrigation installations call Brad at
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549-0784 • 309-2570
EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
• Painting (Exterior & Interior) • Decks, Plumbing, Fencing NO JOB TOO SMALL • SINCE 1992
503-4606 • 558-3352 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured 250-545-3130
CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL
Hardwood & Laminate Installation Services Custom Moulding Sales
Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
pool decks and house foundations
( 250 ) 542-4492
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
LAWN CUTTING YARD MAINTENANCE
Lawns * Watering * Weeding
(250) 545-9522 (778) 475-3978
NO JOB TOO SMALL
250 550 7900 250-550-7900 NAGY LANDSCAPING
WEEKLY LAWN MAINTENANCE, TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL, HEDGE TRIMMING, WEED CONTROL, YARD CLEANUP, LANDSCAPE RENEWALS, LANDSCAPING Licenced & Insured
250-547-2429 • 250-306-9896
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- Decorative Concrete Specialists - Concrete Staining & Engraving - Trowel & Stamp Overlays - Epoxy Floors & Much More!
• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Sofﬁts • Exterior Painting
• Form and place new sidewalks,
Bonded, Warrantied, Insured Over 30 yrs in Vernon
& Underpinning Ltd.
“Making Green Space YOUR Space”
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama
• Lift sunken sidewalks, slabs, stairs,
Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 M Supplier & Instal Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
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WANTED: Rock/Gravel Fill, no dirt - Free or Reasonably priced. Contact Rod or Lorne @ 250-547-1256
Enderby (Hunters Range), 2+ acres, 4bdrm, 2.5bath motivated $425,000. 1 (250)317-7099
Mobile Homes & Parks
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
12.5’ Freezer, Excellent condition, energy efﬁcient, $150. (250)308-9277 15’ Smoker Craft Aluminum Canoe $400, (250)545-5993 32” Flat Screen Toshiba, like new, remote & manual incl. $200. (250)542-6424 8000BTU electronically controlled air conditioner, fully refurbished & tested. Cooling Special; $75. (250)546-6151 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544
Electric/wood forced air furnaces in tandem, new blower motor, incl both plenums & crossover. Purchaser removes $500. (250)545-5502 For Sale, Sealy Posturematic adjustable bed with remote, Vibration etc. $700 obo. For more info call 250-503-6172 HOT TUB- 6person 1997 Beachcomber hot tub. $850 obo. (250)558-5656 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? LOOKING FOR a great deal on used tractors and attachments? Shop online at www.parsonstractor.com. Parsons Tractor, Kalispell, Montana 1-888-PARSON1 Misc Record (1000), cd’s, casettes, 8-tracks, Elvis Mem, posters, etc. 250-545-5701
“NEW” Gable Roof Storage Shed, 6’x8’, 2x4 construction. 32” Steel Door, shingled, $750 obo. (250)307-7887 VALLEY - WIDE MEATS Lean ground beef, $2.25/lb. Extra lean hamburger patties, $4/lb. Call 250-838-7980. Wanted: 2hp only outboard motor. Either Johnson, Evenrude or Mariner. 250-260-1342 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds also. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240
$$ I’M a private buyer/collector 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1.Also special edition coins like older Olympic.All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556
WELL ESTABLISHED jewellery/goldsmith business for sale (with or without the building) at Rocky Mountain House, AB. Will consider trades. For more info please call Bill at 780-719-6099 or email to: email@example.com
BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259
Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 1bdrm condo, w/d, a/c, storage unit, covered parking, walk to town/bus, $127,000 Quick possess. 250-550-4963
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PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner ﬁnancing. 250-558-7888
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3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $214,900. 250-547-9659
GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY
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3bdrm house. Shuswap River view 1.03 acres, beautiful garden, peace, privacy. New roof, RV storage, lrg shop w/garage. $359,900. (250)838-7929 BOLD, Beautiful East Hill Vernon, 6 Bdrms, 4 Baths www.ver non250239ave.com Peter - 250-545-0016
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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 10 11AM-3PM 1706 43rd Street
the classiﬁeds FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003 Armstrong:2410-Maundrell Ave, Sat, July 9th only. 7am-3:30pm. Assorted treasures. ARMSTRONG: 2516 Pheasant Ridge Drive, Sat. 9am1pm, Misc Items Armstrong: 2817 Willowdale Dr. July 9-10, 9-2. DVDs, books, vintage items, toys.
ARMSTRONG 2846 POWERHOUSE RD SAT 7-11 SUN 8-12 Records, 8’ Chev Canopy, Stereo Equipment, Comics, Tools, Etc. Armstrong - 3465 Wood Ave. Sat. July 9, 8-3pm. Furniture, books, toys, something for all! Armstrong: 4134 Landsdown Rd, Sat. 8-2, Household, 6x10 encl trailer, truck, camperette..
BARN SALE! LAVINGTON 5253 Reid Rd Sat, July 9, 8am-3pm. Antiques, appliances, building supplies, tools, old windows, ofﬁce supplies, traps, household goods and much more!
BX 5902 Pleasant Valley Rd. Fri, Sat, Sun, July 8-10. 9-2pm 2 boats, dirt bike, bike jumps, truck, building supplies, house stuff, patio set, fence posts, chicken house and more!
BX (NORTH) 5101 Haynes Rd. Sat. July 9, 7am-3pm. Band saw, various electrical items, furniture, household items, bikes, mower, wine kit & more. Coldstream- 132-15401 Kal Lake Rd. July 9 & 10, 8-3pm. Large yard sale. No early birds COLDSTREAM: #47 Kalview Trailer Park, Sat. July 9, 8-4, Lots of kitchen, household, etc.
COLDSTREAM 162 NORTH Aberdeen Rd. Turn LEFT at Hwy 6/ Aberdeen lights.
Sat. July 9, 7am-1pm. Ladies clothes, antiques, books & misc. household.
COLDSTREAM: 485 Terrace Drive, Sat. July 9, 8am-12noon.
MOVING SALE! Dining Room Set, furniture, piano, big & small toys, quality kids clothes & shoes, Chariot jogging stroller, and other household items! COLDSTREAM: 9502 Paisley Dr., Sat & Sun July 9 & 10, 8-12, Huge Moving Sale!!! ENDERBY - 104 Birch Cres., Moving Sale, Sat. July 9, 8-3. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Enderby- 1904 Victor St. Yard Sale. Sat. July 9, 8am-2pm. Tools, camping, & household.
Lumby 2449 Hwy 6. Sat/Sun July 16 & 17, 8-5pm. Multi-family sale! Antiques, log beds, toys, etc. 250-540-5014 Okanagan Landing: 6902Okanagan Landing Rd, Okanagan Terrace Mobile Home Park. Sat, July 9 only. 10:00-4:00 pm.Free washing machine works well, no gentle cycle. OK LANDING: 129 - 6900 Tronson Rd (Sandy Beach). Fri-Sun, 8am-?. Child bike trailer, change table, strawberry & raspberry plants. Temporary HAND PAINTED TATTOOS, All ages. Washer & dryer, electric snowblower, sm boat motor & more! OK Landing - 3802 - 27th Ave. Sat. 8-1pm, Sun. 9-1pm. Tools, ﬁshing gear, household. SAT/SUN 9:00am-12:30, 7397 Bella Vista Rd. Variety of items--kids stuff, DVDs, VHS, clothes, household items, fridge, stove, dishwasher, pieces of furniture etc. coffee & mufﬁn 25c
GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY STARTS APRIL 8th/2011
VERNON: 1400 - 41 Ave, Sat. July 9, 9am-12 , Household, plants, some furniture. VERNON: 1508 39A Ave. Sat. July 9, 9-?, MULTI FAMILY!! Early Birds bring doughnuts
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2404 34A St. Sat. July 9, 9-5pm, Sun. July 10, 9-5pm. Unloading trunks of treasures every weekend until it’s gone. Something for all!
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
Lavington: Sat 7:30am 12:00, 5201 Reid Rd, Kids stuff, TV, clothes, household items, fridge, furniture, sports equipment, more. LUMBY: 547 Whitevale Rd, Sat, July 9, 7-noon, Moving Sale, Antiques, & more! OK Landing: 2920 Prospect Dr. off of Allenby or Heritage, Sat. 8-2 18 years of Treasure!
Vernon:2414-14 St, Sat, July 9th.9-3pm. Electronics, DVD’s, Nintendo, PS2,hottub,etc., VERNON 3703 Commonage Cres, Sat. 8:30-3, Table & Band Saw, tools, camping, etc Vernon: 3907 27th Ave, Sat & Sun, 8-2, Real Mans Garage Sale, No Girly Stuff!!! Tools...
VERNON 6255 Old Kamloops Rd. “Stawns Honey” 1st Time Garage Sale.
July 9, 8-4pm, July 10, 8-12. Horse tack, baby stuff, toys, misc. household & lots more. NO EARLY BIRDS! VERNON: 6522 Goose Lake Rd, Fri & Sun anytime! Antiques,Collectables, Furn, misc
Vernon: Alexis Park, 3800-36 A St, Sat,July 9th. 8am-2pm. Household items, electrical, tools, furniture etc., VERNON Christian Fellowship Church Garage Sale! 4507 29th Street (behind Canadian Tire), Sat. July 9, 8am-1pm. Vernon (downtown)- 3905 28th St. Sat & Sun, 8-3pm. Sale includes 28th St & part of 39th Ave! Baby strollers, car seats, a lot of everything! Vernon-East Hill 1102-41 Ave, Fri (8) & Sat (9). 10am-4. Vintage furniture, table saw, tools. Vernon: East Hill 1606 25th Ave, Sat. July 9, 8-1, MultiFamily, Baby stuff, camping... VERNON(East Hill) Multi Family Garage Sales at 1205 and 1211 on 38th Ave, Fri & Sat, July 8th & 9th. 8am-2pm. Jewellery, household items, Ornaments, books, puzzles, clothing, sheer curtains, computer desk, quilting fabric, pipe threaders,weed eaters, Norco Road Bike, table, saw, router w/ table, Hot Wheel Collectibles, Ranger box liner, folding ladder, plus numerous items priced to go.
MULTI FAMILY 4112A 25TH ST IN ALLEY DVD’s, Patio Tables, chairs, kitchen table set, water cooler, microwave, records, etc.
OKHomeseller.com #26604 5 bedroom home. $319,000
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Good size trailer (6 rooms + bath) 3 bdrms, large dining room, kitchen & computer room. Ceramic tile, many upgrades throughout with 5 appliances.
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located on very quiet road close to town. Looking for privacy - this is it!
Leatherback Rd Fri-Sat, July 8-9, 8:30-2
MULTI FAMILY Portable Power Saw, Craft Items, Cameras, Furniture,Jewellry, etc.
WESTSIDE: Annual Parker Cove Community Garage Sale! SAT. JULY 23, 9am till 2pm.
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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!
House for sale in 55 & over Senior’s complex, located in Armstrong w/access to Royal York Golf Course. 250-5461984
ALEXIS PARK MANOR
• 3000 sq foot rancher with heated garage • Flat 3.46 acres fenced and cross fenced • Detached 2 bay garage with heat • Large shop with television room and extra storage • 10’ X 20’ building ﬁnished with walk in cooler, hot water and electricity • Green House • Utility tool shed • Heated 32’ X 16’ salt water pool • Mature landscaping and totally manicured yard
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Adult Living in a secure building. On site manager, 1 bedroom suite with AC and balcony, 3 appliances and 24 hour access to pool and restaurant. No smoking/No pets. Rents start at $725.00 250-260-1162 Best location for Great living
MORRIS MANOR One bedroom and a Two Bedroom Corner Suite with 2 baths. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available
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Hawthorn Lane Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
SILVER STAR Several different ski/ vacation homes. Studio to 3 bedrooms. All fully furnished and ready to go. Available monthly or ? until approx. Nov. 15. 250-558-8762
Beautiful one bedroom suite - at the Victorian Retirement Residence. Rent includes all meals, snacks, utilities and activities. Call Tracy 250 545-0470 to view. www.victorianvernon.com 1bdrm apt, excellent location, D/T, bus route, avail now. $650/mo. (250)275-3137 1-bdrm downtown Vernon, $650/mo, n/s, n/p, balcony, laminate ﬂoor throughout,Avail July 1st, Tony (250)546-2666
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Freshly painted, cozy 1 bedroom, parklike setting, centrally located, N/P.
250-542-7723 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158 1 bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood ﬂrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail July 1. 250260-5870 1bed/1bed & den bright & clean in a quiet, well managed Apt building on bus route/walk to dwntwn. incl’s appls, heat, hot water, cable, locker/ prkg. n/p. 250-550-4069 2 br 2 ba $1,100. NO SMOKERS. 250-550-3793 day or 250-260-3547 eve.
2bdrm, 1 bath newly renovated, close to amenities, laundry avail, small pet okay, F/S/AC, R.R. Contact 8am-8pm. $810+. 250-306-8252 www.rentinvernon.com 2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, insuite laundry. $850/mo. 1/2 MONTH FREE RENT! Avail. Now or the 1st. 250-549-9465 or 250-549-0440 2 Bdrm Suite in Quiet Adult Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $725/mo. Ph: 250-308-8500 2-bdrm, upscale, close to shopping, N/S, $1000./mo Avail Now. Al 1-(778)878-1193 3-BDRM, 1.5 bath, Alexis Park, reno’d, spacious, 5appl, n/s, n/d, $1000/mo + hydro, avail. immed. 250-550-5832 Prof. Preferred
Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, move in allowance. 250308-9299 Furnished, 1bdrm + den, Silver Star, 4th ﬂr Silver Creek, N/S, N/P. $619. 250-558-5045 Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$650-$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 Large, bright 1 bdrm apartment in secure, quiet adult building. Resident Managers, cable & hot water incl. N/S, N/P, refs req. Close to downtown. (250)545-8985 LRG bright corner unit, 2 bdrm + ofﬁce, No stairs-Park by door! In unit laundry. Mature adult NS, NP Quiet Treed Prop $835 LT Discount 250309-2000
Lrge 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, close to downtown, laundry in building, small pets aloud, avail now. see castanet “downtown 2bdrm” for pictures.$775pm. 250-306-6123.
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
Homes for Rent
Newly reno’d 1bdrm apt. private back yard on the creek, complex laundry & seasonal pool, ns, np, avail. Aug 1, $650/mo. Ph: 8am-6pm 250542-0074 Nice 1bdrm home pleasant location, n/p, n/s, gas heat. Avail Aug 1. $750. 250-542-9154 QUIET 2bdrm 1bath, 3rd ﬂoor walk up, f/s, d/w, insuite laundry, ns, np, $850 +util. (250)308-9402 RENT INCENTIVE AVAILABLE ARLINGTON, CENTURY, EMBERS Seniors - 1 bedroom available, NS, NP, close to Schubert Centre, Bus, Shopping, clean and well maintained. 275-8066 or 308-2485 RENT INCENTIVE AVAILABLE RICKFORD MANOR UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Adults only - 1 & 2 bedrooms, NS, NP, close to downtown, Bus, Shopping, clean and well maintained. 275-8066 or 308-4361
RENT INCENTIVE On Site Mangers 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, 2bdrm 1.5 bath, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250545-5773 or 250-550-0243. VERNON. 3 bed, 2.5 bath new town-house. 1600 sq. ft. stainless steel appliances, in-house laundry, large kitchen and family room, 2 car garage, close to downtown, No Pets, No Smoking. 1250/mo plus utilities. Avail. July-1st, 250309-3745
Apartment Furnished VERNON, FURNISHED & RENO’D 2 BDRM, $1200/mo, cov. park, 1/2 block to bus. 250-558-5131
Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • LOADING DOCK - 2160’ $1500/MO. • OVERHEAD DOOR - 1240’ $876/MO. CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 2 Bay Shop with ofﬁce & parking. Good location. Only $1200/mo+utils. 250-308-2225 Enderby: For Lease - 7000 sq.ft., 16’ ceiling, 2 overhead doors, 600 AMP Power, Paved Parking $6/sq.ft 250-503-8802 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.
½ DUPLEX FOR RENT
3 bdrm. unit. $895.00 pm. Avail. Aug. 1st. Gas f/p, insuite laundry. 19+, N/S, N/P. Fantastic view. Good parking. 250-542-7104 after 6:00pm 2bdrm, $900. Bachelor suite, $550 utils incl. Quiet area. Avail immed. 250-503-2507 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. $1000/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm, 2bath, family rm, avail. now. ns, np, n/parties, RR. $1100/mo 250-549-2338, cell 250-306-9049 3bdrm apt, lower East Hill 4-plex, f/s, full basement and attached garage, n/s. 250-5429419. COLDSTREAM NEWER 2 bdrm, 1 bath duplex for rent. All appliances, including washer and dryer. No smoking. No partiers. Great location close to beach and parks. Available Aug 1. $1175 plus utilities. (250) 503-1081 after 5 pm. Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath suite, NS/NP, $925/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. Newly Reno’d 2 bdrm unit in 6-plex, Lower East Hill, n/s, n/d, $850/mo. (250)306-0996 On Kal Lake, 1 bdrm duplex, newly renovated, adult oriented, n/p.Avail. Immed. $1290. 250-545-8914 Vernon: Harwood Area, nice clean 3bdrm 1.5 bath, f/s & washer dryer hookup, yard, n/s, n/p, $900. Avail Now. 250766-1428, 250-550-5685
Mobile Homes & Pads 3bdrm in Lumby, f/s, w/d, gas/heat, n/p $850/mo avail immed. (250)503-7044 IN Lumby, 2-bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, n/p, $700/mo (250)503-7044
250-309-1742 • Bachelor apartment in good shape, cat OK. $550. • Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $550 incl utilities & cable TV
vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm lower suite of home, incl. utilities. Lower East Hill. Yard, street parking, shared laundry. Pets OK. $950. • 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. Also listed for sale. Brand new 3bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, n/s, n/p, garage, walking distance to town, $1100/mo. incl some util. 250-545-6181 Enderby - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, $950. + util, avail Aug 1, DD, RR. (250)838-9280 Large 3bdrm, 1.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1325+util avail. immed, 250-545-8443, 250-307-4948 New 2bdrm house w/ add. loft space total 1500 sqﬁn a very private setting,10 minute drive to Vernon,large deck w/beautiful views, fully equipped kitchen, w/radiant ﬂoor heat plus wood ﬁre place avail.Aug Sept.$1,450 p/month.Ph. 250542-8004, 250-309-4912 Ok Landing, beach & boat access, 4-bdrm, incl. in-law suite, n/s, $1650+util. (250)542-8302 SOUTHBX 4bedroom 3level with 2 decks &storage on 1/4acre 3bathrooms incw/d n/s n/p references call 2 view & applications. $1450+ utilities 2505420348
Motels,Hotels 1bdrm, quiet, non smoker, kitchen, Monthly $600-$660. + Weekly rates 250-558-6837.
Homes for Rent
Downtown Ofﬁce Space for Lease
Several different ski/ vacation homes. Studio to 3 bedrooms. All fully furnished and ready to go. Available monthly or ? until approx. Nov. 15. 250-558-8762 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, East Hill, $1200 + util, laundry incl.,pets ok.avail Aug 6.250-540-8459. 3bdrm w/basement suite, all appl., $1400 + util, Alexis Park, Aug 1. 250-308-9520.
Single or multiple ofﬁces High trafﬁc location 250.550.4221 for details
Recreation Beach Front Cottages, Mabel Lake Lumby end, RV stalls w/hook-up, boat launch & docks. Reserve 250-542-3276
Duplex / 4 Plex
ARMSTRONG, spacious 3bdrm plus den, 2 car garage, good location, small pet OK. Available Aug 1. $1300.00 / mo 250 546-6514 for details.
Senior Assisted Living
1610 45th St Lg 2bdrm + den w/ in-suite laundry. Completely renod. n/s, Family oriented building, prkg, storage. N/dogs $800+hydro. 250-547-6060
Avail Aug,1st, 3bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, pantry, skylight,f/p,plus more, central location, fenced yard, n/s,n/p,$1250 + util. R.R. 250-545-8583 250-307-4343.
Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email. firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve at (250)306-0734
REALESTATEReview ALEXIS PARK ARMSTRONG 9, 4210 Alexis Park Drive 3525 Jackson Avenue Sunday, 2:00-3:00 $259,900 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 ARMSTRONG $339,900 3780 Schubert Road - Willowbrook
BELLA VISTA COLDSTREAM 5305 Burton Road Kalview Drive Saturday,8613 1:00-3:00 $379,900
EAST HILL EAST HILL 1505 - 15 Avenue 1204 - 39A Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $409,900
Sat & Sun, 11:00-1:00 starting at $299,000
1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1-bdrm, quiet area, very central, bus, no drugs, w/d, $395 util incl, 250-549-7418 1 beautiful quiet room for rent, lakeview, incl util., n/s, n/p, no parties, $550. 250-558-0638 Furn’d rm in lrg hse, 7min. to Vernon. 15min. to Silver Star. Pool & ﬁtness rm. $450/mo incl/util 250-503-8018 Furnish room for rent, $400$425 plus d/d. Includes all utilities & cable. 250-550-4740
RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $70/mo 250-542-5003
1bdrm, Avail now, East Hill, 1 person only, 5-appl., util., cable & internet, ns, np, $750 250-558-4670 1bdrm, avail now, sep ent, $700/mo. Also 2 bdrm $900. avail Aug 1, both incl. util cable & laundry, ns, np, 250542-7806 1bdrm bsmnt in East Hill, clean, $685 incl utils & laundry. 250-938-4840 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winﬁeld, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-306-4417 evenings 1bdrm, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $650/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657. 1bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, sep/entry & prkg, ns, np, $800 util. cable & internet incl. avail. immed. 250-550-4536 1-bdrm level entry, completely reno’d, quiet area, tree’d backyard, hot water/incl, N/S only, N/P $600 (250)545-1220 1BDRM recently updated. Coldstream near beach. Shared laundry, gas f/p, pet ok util/incl, $650, (250)545-4317 2bdrm, 1bath, level entry, n/s, n/p n/parties. $850 incl utils. Mature people. Avail Immed, 250-558-3090, 250-306-2513 2-bdrm, bright & clean, n/s, n/p, rr/dd, July 1, laundry/util. incl. $850./mo. 250-558-9656 2 bdrm daylight suite, bright, & very clean,n/s, n/p,sep entrance,own laundry,storage, 1 covered parking +East Hill across from park & pool $900.00 pm incl. utilities.Avail immed.250-542-8630 or 778475-0925 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, all utils incl + cable. Avail Aug. 1. $900. 250542-3809, 250-306-3809 2bdrm, south Vernon, n/s, laundry, suits 1 adult + child, $700. incl util. (250)558-5314 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 Brand New 1bdrm, bst suite, quiet area, N/S N/P, Avail now $800. RR (250)545-0330
250-275-6224 1bdrm, 1 bath, lvr, din rm, W/D, F/S util. incl, TV/int $800/mo 250-938-2955 1bdrm, BX, furnished, kitchenette, priv/entry, balcony, suits 1 person, ns, no dogs $600 includes utilities. 250-542-3450 1bdrm suite, perfect for 1 person, level entry in town, N/S, $700 util incl. 250-545-8900. 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. $850. 250-275-1285 or 558-7296 3bdrm, 1bath, laundry h/u, n/s, pets ok, $900. + utils. Also 3bdrm, 2 bath, laundry & garage $1100. + util, n/s, n/p 250-307-6210 3-bdrm, upper level of home for rent, 1July, $1300/mo + DD, n/s, n/p, 250-550-4740 Immaculate Upper suite, 3 bdrm, 6 appl., a/c, n/s, $1195 pm+shared util., Alexis Park, Avail now. 250-545-1229. Large 2bdrm, 2bath very close to town on Bella Vista Rd. F/s, w/d, avail immed. $875/mo incl hydro. 250-540-1011 One of a kind bachelor suite, clean, bright, private, util incl., n/s, n/p, $600. 250-545-8116. Sunny 1bdrm, recently reno’d, W/D, Priv. entr, parking. n/s, util incl. $675. 250-545-0369.
Townhouses Nice 2bdrm, 2bath townhouse, w/ garage, lrge storage room/studio, lrge master bdrm, w/3piece ensuite, & walk in closet, f/s, w/d, d/w, a/c, $1050. 250-306-0996. Rent/Rent to Own, Middleton 2bdrm, park/amens. n/p n/s w/d a/c. $840+. 250-545-8699
Aircraft Hangar for Rent at Vernon Regional Airport. Inquiries to: email@example.com
FOOTHILLS 2, 6932 Manning Place Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $459,000
Valley Road 1204 - 28 Avenue 31, 4701 Pleasant HARWOOD Sunday, 2:15-3:45 28, 4740 - 20 Street Sunday, 1:30-3:30 $339,000 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $204,900 $67,000
Thur to Sun, 1:00-3:00 starting at $399,000
Drive Sunday, 12:30-2:30 EAST HILL $519,000 3901 - 24 Street Sunday, 11:00-12:30 2905 - 26 Street HILL EAST Sunday, 1:00-4:00 $649,000 2404 - 25 Avenue
Sunday, 1605 - 39 Avenue 1:00-3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $448,000 $349,900
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Cars - Domestic 1995 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1L V6, Auto. Runs great, good shape. ABS brakes, AC, PL, PW. Keyless entry & remote start. $1100 obo. See pics at www.ceeit.ca - 250-549-7384 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited, 4x4, fully loaded, 148KM, Extra clean, $3,200. 2002 Suzuki XL7 4x4, fully loaded, 180KM, $4,999. 2000 Ford Windstar SEL, fully loaded, 200KM, $1,999. 2000 Ford Taurus, fully loaded, Power steering, power brakes, V6, $1,999. 1998 Dodge Dakota, fully loaded, 160KM, white, $4,999. 1997 Pontiac Sunﬁre, 5spd, white, 179KM, $1,800. 1996 Ford Lincoln, fully loaded, leather, blue colour, 173KM, $1,999. 2002 Chevy Impala, fully loaded, 190KM, burgundy colour, $3,500. 2001 Ford F150, 4x4, fully loaded, high raise, 172KM, $6,700. (778)475-5999 2006 Pontiac G5. coupe, auto, cd, a/c, tilt, cruise, remote entry, alum wheels, 57,000km. $6250 obo. 250-558-3820
WEEK-END DRIVE OPEN OPENHOUSES
DESERT506 COVE Guildford Court 529 - 5 Street Sunday, 1:00-3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $319,900 $209,900
1907 - 27 Crescent Sunday, 12:00-1:30 $339,900
Available now, references required, suitable for student or mature person. N/p, n/s.
MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 1058 Mt Fosthall Drive 940 Mt Begbie Drive Sunday, 2:00-3:30 $412,900 Sunday, 1:00-4:00 Saturday, 1:00-3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 COLDSTREAM 2006 - 37 Avenue $364,900 1437 Red Mountain Place$499,900 1078 Mt Fosthall Drive $445,000 Sunday, 2:00-3:30 8405 Postill Drive Sunday, 12:45-1:45 Sunday, 1:00-4:00
651 - 6 Street Sunday, 11:30-1:30 8747 Hofer $299,900
F-glass Tonneau cover. Fits box 64x67. Exc cond. All hardware. Asking $145 obo. CocaCola collectors, Free stuff. Ph. 250-545-8710 ask for Fred. FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 Raider truck topper, ﬁts 88-98 Chev shortbox. $300. 250503-8507 or 250-546-6594 after 6pm. RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.
1 BDRM UNIT
Avail July 15th; 1 bdrm, newly rebuilt Daylight suite; utl, 2 carport,w/d, f/s, gas htr, garden, storage,2 wr.ref, contents insd, 1-2 adults, 1yr lease $850/mo 250-545-4708 lv mess Bright 1 bdrm, util incl, w/d, n/s, n/p, suits 1 person, $650. Avail. Aug. 1, (250)542-8844 Bright, open 1bdrm. Sep. entrance & parking. NS/NP, $800 incl utilities, $400 DD. Aug 1, 250-309-7267 Large daylight suite on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, N/P. Avail Immed, $800, (250)832-7875
CITY 2525 Jarvis Street - The Aspens 4003 - 27 Avenue Sat & Sun, 11:00-1:00 starting at $389,900 Sunday, 11:00-1:00 $279,000 27, 3805 Patten Dr - Country Lane COLDSTREAM 14, 2339 Patterson Avenue 44, 7880 Kidston Road Sunday, 11:30-12:45 $329,500 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 2965 Patterson Street $489,900 Sunday, 1:30-3:00
82, 4740 - 20 Street
601 Mt Fosthall Place MISSION HILL 3918 17 Avenue Sunday, 12:00-2:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $369,000 $419,000 NORTH BX
Cunningham Road 1:00-3:00 2604 - 24 AvenueSunday, NORTH BX 5148 Sunday, 1:30-4:00 $194,900 $389,000 2000 - 25 Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00 5554 L&A Road Sunday, 12:00-1:30 511, 4701 Pleasant Valley Road $539,000 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 6648 Gibbs Road $395,000 Sunday, 12:00-2:00 1:00-3:00 $239,900 $349,900 Sunday, $315,000 FOOTHILLS 7038 Foothills Place MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS OKANAGAN LANDING Sunday, 1:00-3:00 924 Mt Grady Court $479,000 1000 Snowberry Road 6502 BlackcombSunday, Way 1:00-3:00 $429,000 - The Breeze Sunday, 1:15-3:15 Sun-Fri, 11:00-4:00 209 Vail Court $367,838 to $399,896 Sunday, 12:30-2:00 $659,000 $429,900
OKANAGAN LANDING OKANAGAN LANDING 34, 100 Palmer Road 1000 Sunday, Snowberry Road 12:00-1:30 $334,500 - The Breeze 2204, 7343 OK Landing Road Sun-Fri, 11:00-4:00 - The Strand Sunday,to starting at 1:00 $367,838 $399,896 SOUTH VERNON
South VernonRoad Court 7343 5508 OK Landing Sunday, 12:30-1:45 - The $314,900 Strand Sunday, 1:00-2:00 WESTSIDE 337 Killarney Way Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $289,000RIDGE PREDATOR
279 Longspoon DriveRoad 486A, 6808 Westside Sunday, 1:00-3:00 Saturday, 12:00-2:00 3, 12560 Westside Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $139,900 4, 12560 Westside Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $174,900
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2010 20’ Tahoe q5i blk/white 220hp, wakeboard tower, Bimini top, w/trailer, travel covers, extras. New $36,100 asking $31,999. 250-517-0400
ASIA’S BACK. Hawaiian babe. 5’2, 100 pnds. 32 D, 22,32. Call 250-859-9584
Cars - Domestic
Trucks & Vans
2006 Monte Carlo S.S. 5.3 litre 303hp, 48,000km, black w/silver trim. Loaded. 1 owner. 2$5,900. Serious callers only. Call Brian 250-306-0778, 250549-5294
1982 GMC 21’ Class C, 62K, New carb, tires, & rad, $8750. (250)260-4266 or 306-2914 1990 Chev Conv Van 130K, immac, (bed, 4cap.ch, tbl, curt) $5999 (250)549-0498 1993 Slumber Queen import camper, exc shape. $3,400 obo. Camper tie downs for Tacoma, $350 obo 250-309-2700 1997 Maverick, 30’ motorhome, 83,000 kms, sleeps 7, awning, air, generator, new batteries, $27,000. obo.250260-1941, 250-308-9523. 2001 5th Wheel 29.5’, Excellent condition. Asking $15,500. (250)546-6840 2005 23.6’ Sportsman Trailer with slide, towbar, brake cont, warranty to 2014, exc cond. $14,500. (250)546-2520 2006 Artic Fox 5th wheel, 27.5ft. 4 season coach, 2slides, power antenna, satellite ready, 4 new wheels & 10 ply tires, 3 waste tanks. $26,500. (250)549-7014 31’ motorhome, Cummings Diesel, auto transmission, fully loaded, will do trades. 250308-0977 or 250-545-4653. Nash 1997 24B Family Trailer slps 7, frg/stove/oven, furnace, hot water, stabilizer jacks $9500.obo Mike 250-545-0402
1996 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Super Cab, auto, well-maintained $2900. obo (250)545-0402
2007 Dodge Caliber, 5-spd, black, mint condition, 97K, all maintenance records, $8300. 1 (250)547-0081
Cars - Sports & Imports 1991 VolksWagen Golf Cabriolet convertible, all original, many new parts, new tires, extra set of tires comes with. Documentation for repairs & services. Must see. $3,750. (250)549-3013 1999 Volvo S80, T6, 165,000k’s, leather, loaded, immaculate, winters on rims. $7,000. 250-546-6968 pictures available. 2001 Subaru Outback, 150KM new winter tires, exc cond. $9,000. (250)503-1965
Motorcycles 1982 Yamaha 750 Maximum, $2200.Like new. Riding gear. also Honda Gold Wing cover. 250-545-5597. 2001 Yamaha Roadstar 1600, al custom, 250 rear tire, S & S carb, all billet chrome, raked, custom paint, Dakota digital speedo/tach, too much to list, $12,900, 250-490-6046 2005 Yamaha Dirtbike street legal, 200cc, very low km, Helmut incl. $4000. 1999 Yamaha 60cc $1500. (250)545-6934 2008 125cc Yamaha Vino 150 km2006 50cc Yamaha Vino 750 km.Ph 250- 542 -1615. 2008 Harley Davidson Softail Custom 96cu.in. Mint condition low kms. Saddle bag, rear bag & Screaming Eagle exhaust incl. $15,500. 250-308-7222 2008 Stock Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail, 6,700km. Extra seat. Clean & straight. $15,800 obo. (250)547-8993 2 2008 Honda 230L, CRF’S,street & trail, like new, low kms, $9,000 for pair. 250260-0244.
PROWLER LITE-5TH WHEEL TRAILER-2 AXLE-18 FT-1984. In 2009,professionally renovated,easy to tow. New tires,propane,battery. Asking $ 3,000 obo Phone 250542-9541
WANTED: Camper for Toyota Tundra. (250)309-2700
Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 TJ Jeep, suspension lift, hard top, soft top and extras $6500.obo. 250-503-1821 2001 GMC Jimmy,4x4 232kms, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, runs great, $2800. obo. Call/text 780-370-4024.
$AVE. 2011 Electric Scooters $895 - $1295 Clearance kids 125 ATV’s & Dune Buggies, $995-$1495 www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123
1990 Mazda B2200, good tires, canopy, box liner, runs good. $500.obo 250-545-1274
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
Trucks & Vans
1999 F250 xlt super-duty 4x4 long box ext cab great condition well maintained 220kms $8500obo 250541-0177
2003 Ford F150, 2 wd, many extras, $8500. (250)542-2025 2003 Silverado 2500 4x4 S/B 4dr, ext. cab, 6.0L Full load, leather, Very good cond. $9,700 obo. (250)558-7857 2003 Windstar van, sport model, fully loaded, mint. 82KM $7,200 obo. 250-260-1180 2004 F350 black, crew cab, short box, 4x4 diesel, auto, loaded, lifted. Head gaskets, studs & EGR just done. $16,500 obo. (250)546-0994 2006 Kia Sedona LX, very good shape. Cheapest price in Canada- $7800. 250-306-9218 93 P.U. S10 Chev, 89 P.U. S-15 GMC,79 H.D. Super Glide motorcycle, school bus, ready to be camperized, new motor. Class A 28’ motorhome. 250-308-7916 after 6pm.
32’ Bayliner Explorer 3270 Motor Yacht. Twin 110 hp Hino Diesels. VHF, Radar, GPS, Dual sounders. 200 ft. anchor chain & anchor. 2 elec down riggers. Sleeps 5-6 d/f, f/s, Storage boxes. Annual moorage Kitimat. Trailer avail. $40,000. obo. 250-991-8745 (Albert) or 250-747-2709 (Cam)
Boats 14’ Lund “Big Fisherman” 15hp Tohatsu Motor (Nissan), Calkins Trailer, many extras asking $3850. (250)546-6540 17’ Larson bow rider, used very little. GM power, inboard outboard, no salt water. Tilt trailer has new axle & bearings. $4995. (250)549-7014 1991 Malibu Boat & trailer pkg. 18 ft 180 Series bow rider. 4.3 litre 165hp. Exc cond. Low hrs. Asking $10,500. Call Brian 250-306-0778, 250-549-5294 2009 RXT 215 Sea Doo, 3hrs, many extras, show room cond. $16,500 obo 1-(250)541-1072
For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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Loaded, 105,076 kms
Loaded, 152,234 kms
2003 FORD FOCUS
Loaded, 109,058 kms
A/C cruise, 93,774 kms
2003 FORD FOCUS
2003 FORD FOCUS S/W
Loaded, 111,049 kms $
2003 FORD WINDSTAR Loaded, 116,793 kms $
2001 PONTIAC MONTANA
Loaded, 107,031 kms $
2003 KIA VAN Loaded, 70,697 kms $
2004 NISSAN SENTRA
Loaded, 153,216 kms
Loaded, 128,210 kms
2003 ELEMENT AWD
2004 NISSAN SENTRA
Loaded, 129,052 kms $
2001 PT CRUISER Limited edition, 87,564 kms Former STAR car $
PT CRUISER BBQ TRAILER Former STAR BBQ $
A/C, 104,471 kms $
MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 Swedish massage, erotic stress relief, In and Out calls: 250-938-8960.
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Tree Farm Licence 49 Management Plan and Timber Supply Analysis Tolko Industries Ltd. has completed a draft Timber Supply Analysis for Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 49. This analysis will be submitted to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and will be used by the Chief Forester for the TFL 49 allowable annual cut determination that is due in December, 2011.
Please contact Robert Kennett, RPF at 250-547-1219 for additional information or to provide input.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN
2010 20 010
INVITATION TO TENDER
RECREATION CENTRE LAP & LEISURE POOLS RE-PAINTING Sealed tenders clearly marked “Recreation Centre Lap & Leisure Centre Pools Re-painting” will be received at the of¿ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream British Columbia V1B 2K9, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, July 22nd, 2011.
TRAVEL TRAILER 286 RBSS
Tender documents and speci¿cations may be obtained at the Regional District of North Okanagan of¿ce at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. V1B 2K9.
• Slide-Out • Awning • Thermal Pane Windows • Air Conditioning • Television • Heated Holding Tanks • 50 Gal Freshwater Capacity
Technical enquiries from Tenderers are to be directed to Jim Coughlin, Building Inspector, 250-550-3729. The Regional District of North Okanagan reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, to waive defects in any bid or Tender Documents and to accept any Tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Regional District of North Okanagan. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.
A site meeting will be held on Friday, July 15th, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. local time at the Recreation Centre, 3310 37th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. g
6395 Hwy 97N Vernon 250-545-2319 1-800-811-8733
2003 PT CRUISER
2002 FORD FOCUS
Honey and Friends, in out calls. 250-306-0385 250-309-0942.
The draft Timber Supply Analysis, revised Information Package, and draft Management Plan #5 are available for review on our website (http://www.tolko. com/index.php/sustainability/forest-certiﬁcation/okanagan-woodlands). We welcome any input that you may have regarding these documents and will accept written comments until September 9, 2011.
Courtesy Car Clearance Excellent Commuter Cars Manfreds Auto Body Ltd. Mike @ 250-549-1711
BOOTYLICIOUS Tight Bodied Island Beauty, 19, Tiara. Centerfold Cutie, blue-eyed, 21, Jenna. Spec. b4 10 am. Call 250-859-9584 in/out.
FIX AUTO COLLISION VERNON Vernon Star Autobody Cam @ 250-545-2291
SWEET Sensual, Slim, 28 years, Naughty Nadia. Super Busty, blue eyed bombshell, 19, Summer. Spec. b4 10am. In/out. 250-859-9584.
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2007 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB 4X4
Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, boxliner
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* OR $182B/W
2005 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT LARAMIE 4X4
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Auto, A/C, low mileage, loaded, heated leather seats, sunroof
www.swanlakemotors.com 2003 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED 4X4 STK#U5184. Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, alloys
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www.swanlakemotors.com 2002 DODGE RAM 2500 QUAD CAB SLT 4X4
STK#U5276. 5.9L diesel, auto, local, only 158,000 kms, A/C, heated leather seats, P/W, P/L, tilt $
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2001 MAZDA MPV LX STK#U5155-1.
Auto, local, low kms, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, quad seats, roof rack
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PURCHASE PRICE DOES NOT INCL. DOC FEES & TAXES. *BIWEEKLY PAYMENTS BASED ON 60 MONTHS @ 7.05%
*Certified Sales Professionals *Full Time Business Manager *Open 6 Days a Week
6285 Hwy 97 N Vernon, B.C. (Across from Squires Pub)
Malibu • Cruze • Impala • Tahoe • Lacrosse • Lucerne • Regal to : s n M o G s Rea STER
Few ANNI a t B M Jus O R
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EMPLOYEE PRICING PAY WHAT
% * UP TO 60 MONTHS
as low as
DEALER INVOICE LESS PROGRAMS Stk# 11-099
2011 CHEVROLET HHR LS
V8, automatic, lockingdifferential, loaded with 6" oval running boards, Bluetooth capable, Onstar, CD/MP3 player, HD trailering pkg
Lots of standard features with A/C, rear spoiler, automatic, oil pan heater, plus much more!
Loaded with running boards, A/C, anti-lock brakes, 2.2L 4 speed automatic, Stabilitrak
GM VOLUME DEALER IN THE INTERIOR OF BC!
WE ARE A FAMILY BUSINESS, WITH FAMILY VALUES
$23,305 <$1,852> Dealer Invoice $21,453 GM Program <$2,800>
$18,025 <$1,382> Dealer Invoice $16,643 GM Program <$3,500>
$40,405 <$4,468> Dealer Invoice $35,937 GM Program <$8,000> MSRP Discount
2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT 2500 EXT CAB 4X4 Fully loaded, 6.6L 6 speed auto with trailer pkg, Allison transmission, power seat, remote start, Onstar, back MSRP $64,105 up camera, <$7,450> Discount plus, plus!
Dealer Invoice $56,655 GM Program <$4,700> Free Allison Trans <$1,243> $350 Boxliner
2011 CHEVROLET AVEO LS 5DR
2011 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB 4X4
DEALER IN WESTERN CANADA FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION!
Also VOTED #1 Auto Dealer in the North Okanagan by
Terrain • Traverse • Chevrolet 1/2 Ton, 3/4 Ton & 1 Ton • GMC 1/2 Ton, 3/4 Ton & 1 Ton
Camaro • Equinox • Enclave • Avalanche • Acadia • Aveo • Canyon • Colorado • HHR
B32 Friday, July 8, 2011 - The Morning Star
*ON SELECT MODELS. ASK DEALER FOR DETAILS. EMPLOYEE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE DEALER DOCUMENTATION OF $499 + TAXES.
4703 - 27th St. Vernon