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Vernon residents are finally enjoying record-breaking weather. Following the drawn-out cool spring, summer proved to be a hot one in August and September. In fact Thursday’s high of 32.1 C was the hottest its been since the early 1900s for Sept. 8. The mark easily beat 30.7 in 2006. Following a sun-packed weekend, it’s likely even more records could melt away. “We could have a crack at a couple more days here on the weekend,” said Doug Lundquist, Environment Canada meteorologist. The normal highs for this time of year are 22, with lows around 8. “There’s a very high probability that we’ll be around or above normal to (Sept.) 23rd,” said Lundquist. The forecast for today is 29, followed by 30 on Monday, 27 for Tuesday and then temperatures are expected to drop down to the mid to low 20s for the remainder of the week. “It’s still pretty decent for this time of year,” said Lundquist. Yet as fall prepares to settle in, and the dark of evening gets longer, Lundquist warns that temperatures will begin to drop. “Every day it’s harder and harder to warm up.” Cooler mornings and evenings are becoming a norm, but vary greatly depending on where you live. “There can be a massive difference from one neighbourhood to another,” said Lundquist, as lakeside residents may still find their homes warm at night while those under the mountain’s shade are digging out their sweaters. “Every house is different.” With that in mind he urges residents to take advantage of the sunshine while it’s here. “I hate to remind people of this but in just two months it could snow. It’s just hard to believe.”
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Marcus Barrajon keeps cool while playing at the Spirit Square next to City Hall Thursday morning during an outing with Mis Amiguitos family daycare.
Widespread cuts are possible now that the failed harmonized sales tax has led B.C.’s deficit to triple. The provincial government says all spending levels will be reviewed because rejection of the HST by voters will generate $2.3 billion in losses over three years. “There are repercussions from going backwards in the HST. Everyone said this would happen,” said Eric Foster, VernonMonashee MLA. “It’s going to take a couple of years to Eric Foster get our house in order.” The Ministry of Finance states funding for health care and education will be protected but all other ministries and agencies will have to look at ways to reduce costs. Foster would not speculate on the scope of cuts. “We will have to wait and see how the ministries deal with it,” he said. “We can’t just keep racking up debt so we have to cut costs.” Foster says the prospect of budget reducCarole Gordon tions isn’t fear-mongering or an attempt to punish people who voted against the HST. “These are the numbers,” he said of the government’s financial projections. The North Okanagan Labour Council is not impressed with the government’s financial record. “In just two-and-a-half years, the Liberals have spent a $1.6 billion grant to implement a tax for which they had no mandate, increased costs to families, and tripled the deficit,” said president Carole Gordon. “They’ve increased salary and compensation packages for top executives and promised zero improvements for provincial employees. The next 18 months will see increases to income tax and huge cuts to provincial budgets. The Liberal economic policy has clearly failed B.C. workers.” Attempts to remove Foster from office have resurfaced. A recall campaign, which started earlier this year, was on hold until after the HST referendum. Organizers are now planning to relaunch the initiative. “He’s not addressing his constituents,” said Rod Baziw, campaign spokesperson, of Foster. Baziw says Foster is taking credit for items that have been planned for years, such as the grid road in Coldstream. He also says some key issues are being ignored. “The government isn’t finishing the two top floors of the hospital,” he said. Foster insists he has been representing the interests of constituents and he has been lobbying for more acute care beds at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. “They are entitled to their opinion,” he said of the recall campaign.
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News TOUR FOR CHARITY
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A trail of golf carts follow Tanya Cederholm, Teresa Deak and John Deak as the group tours The Riseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature Fred Couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; golf course Tuesday as part of a charity event raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tower of Care campaign. The successful event raised $2,200. Teresa (above) captures the view of Okanagan Lake.
Betton appointed Supreme Court justice ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
For more than 20 years as a defence lawyer, Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Al Betton made sure, when he was going into B.C. Supreme Court, he knew what judge was sitting. Betton would do his homework and find out about a certain judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuances, or how one judge might emphasize different matters. Now that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sitting as a Supreme Court justice, Betton is expecting lawyers to do the same about him. Betton, 50, was recently appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court after four years as a provincial court judge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been lucky in that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had good judges in the valley and as a lawyer, you have to work to who your audience is,â&#x20AC;? said Betton, recently returned from an annual motorcycle excursion with five friends to northern California. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No doubt,
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge honour to make the cut.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Al Betton the same now applies to me.â&#x20AC;? Bettonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment comes just after four-plus years since he was named to the provincial court judge ranks after more than 20 years as a defence lawyer with Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nixon-Wenger firm. He was officially welcomed to the Supreme Court at a small ceremony in Kelowna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obviously a huge responsibility and a huge honour to make the cut,â&#x20AC;? said Betton, whose appointment brings to four the number of B.C. Supreme Court judges in the Okanagan.
He expects to spend the majority of time working cases in Vernon and Kelowna, though he will get called to preside over trials in Vancouver. Bettonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promotion wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change his view of the work being easier or harder going from provincial court matters to Supreme Court. Both levels, for him, are fascinating and rewarding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In provincial court, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a much bigger volume, more cases, more people and a little more people-oriented as there is more direct dealing with people, more people are self-represented,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are more cases, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more hands-on and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little less writing as you make so many decisions on the bench. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supreme Court is a little more paper heavy by nature, and it tends to be a little denser from legal issues and the cases tend to be longer and the volume drops off. You spend more time reading and writing in
Supreme than in provincial. Both courts have their challenges.â&#x20AC;? Betton began his Supreme Court career with a criminal trial case in Kelowna.
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Taiya Stead plays in the water at Spirit Square next to Vernon city hall Thursday morning during an outing with Mis Amiguitos family day care.
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Politicians refuse to endorse launch study thing better,â&#x20AC;? he said. Kalamalka lakes. We The consultantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have boaters on Swan study recommends Lake,â&#x20AC;? said Wayne upgrades to the exist- Lippert, GVAC chairing motorized boat person and a Vernon launch at director. Paddlewheel The District Park on of Coldstream Okanagan has stated that Lake as well the study only as at other surveyed boatlocations on ers and not the lake. other user A primagroups like Wayne Lippert ry focus on swimmers and Okanagan paddlers. Concerns about the Lake and not Kalamalka Lake has been a concern study have also come for the City of Vernon. from other jurisdicâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We also donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just tions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The terms of refhave Okanagan and
erence werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tight enough and the contractor didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have clarity moving forward,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. Simply receiving the study was unanimous among GVAC members but Vernon director Patrick Nicol suggests the entire issue may lack direction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t adopt it,
it will lay there in the wind. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep going around in a circle,â&#x20AC;? he said. Staff states there may be some small, non-monetary items that can proceed at launches, but any large projects that include significant funding will require further scrutiny. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be doing
anything or spending any money without coming to the board first,â&#x20AC;? said Trafford Hall, Regional District of North Okanagan administrator.
Housing activity climbs Morning Star Staff
Local housing construction has experienced an upward swing. There were 17 housing starts in Vernon in August, a six per cent increase from 16 starts during the same month in 2010. Those 17 starts consist of 10 single-detached units (down 29 per cent from 14 units in 2010) and seven multiple units (up 250 per cent from two units). Year-to-date, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports there have been 104 units constructed in Vernon. That is down 39 per cent from 170 units during the same eight months in 2010.
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tor Jim Garlick, adding that a number of A contentious review concerns surrounding of Greater Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boat public boat launches launches isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dropping were not addressed. anchor. Garlick Instead of wants the adopting the study document into boat launchto be cones on Okanagan sidered and Kalamalka further lakes, the Greater once a Vernon Advisory new parks Committee and recreJim Garlick only received ation genthe report for eral maninformation purposes ager is hired. Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be great â&#x20AC;&#x153;To adopt it would for a new employee to be a mistake,â&#x20AC;? said take a hold of it and Coldstream direc- come up with some-
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Parking meters nab support RICHARD ROLKE
boat owners?” Kiss’ comments One elected official were in response to a is defending the possi- letter received from bility of parking meters Coldstream resident at a busy boat launch. Lorne Pearson. Director Gyula “It is punitive Kiss believes towards other the Greater users who do V e r n o n not have the Advisory pleasure or Committee resources to should look live this close at parking to the lake,” meters at said Pearson the Kalavista of meters. Gyula Kiss Drive boat “Par king launch in meters will Coldstream. only add “When I go down- to the current launch town to the bank, I have times and cause even to pay for parking,” he more congestion in the said. area.” “We’ve spent a lot of Pearson added that money to provide park- the Kalavista lot is only ing (at the launch) so busy in the summer why should taxpayers and does not warrant be responsible for all the cost of installing of the cost and not the and maintaining parkMorning Star Staff
ing meters. Drought Plan Proceeds There could soon be new guidelines on how to handle drought conditions. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee has received the 24 proposed drought response recommendations established by a task force of stakeholders. “Staff will look at the recommendations and prioritize them,” said Arnold Badke, general manager of engineering. Among the recom-
Victim identified Morning Star Staff
An Enderby man who died Wednesday when his dirt bike collided with a vehicle in Ashton Creek has been identified. Byron Richard Bentley, 22, was killed after his westbound Suzuki crossed the centreline and hit a Chevy Blazer head-on, just before 9 p.m. The accident occurred in the 800 block of the EnderbyMabel Lake Road, near the Ashton Creek Store. The Blazer was driven by a 38-yearold Enderby man, who police officers indicate could be facing a charge of impaired driving as a result of the accident. Police state that
both vehicles involved in the accident were not insured. The file remains under investigation by the RCMP.
mendations are reviewing landscape standard bylaws, revising new lawn irrigation permits and investigating changes to pool and car wash bylaws in an attempt to conserve water. Director Gyula Kiss was involved in developing the recommendations and he believes there could be a significant impact for residents. “There will be more dead trees and desertlike landscapes,” he said. GVAC initiated a drought response pro-
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No interest in antenna
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Telus began its consultation for 276 Commonage Road, it would be appropriate for the Regional The North Okanagan Regional District is not District of North Okanagan to immediately engage wading into plans for a telecommunications tower. Telus identifying any reasonable and relevant conTelus Mobility has asked RDNO for input cerns there may be,” said Morris Bodnar, Interior on a proposed 60-metre-tall antenna system director. on Commonage Road. However, the “Should the regional district choose not Electoral Area Advisory Committee has to engage Telus regarding the Commonage decided not to take action. Road proposal by Sept. 30, Industry Canada “We have no jurisdiction over what may have no choice but to consider the the communications people do,” said consultation process requirements to have director Mike Gavinchuk, adding that it been satisfied.” is a federally regulated matter. Bodnar adds that Telus established a The EAAC is asking Telus to hold an consultation process with the general pubinput meeting with the residents in the Mike Gavinchuk lic in May 2010. Howards Road area potentially affected Despite Telus’ appeals, the regional disby the proposed antenna system. trict is adamant that it is not taking an “We’ve now asked Telus three times to meet with official role. the residents,” said Gavinchuk. “We don’t have any jurisdiction,” said director In a letter to RDNO, Telus officials state the Herman Halvorson. federal government has established a process for “The residents will have to deal with Telus consultation. directly.” “Given the period of time that has passed since Morning Star Staff
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certainly remember where I was when it happened. But I’m sure that’s the case for anyone over a certain age 10 years ago today. My wife had trouble sleeping that morning and was up watching television early on Sept. 11, 2001, when she called out to me and said something like “I think you should get up and take a look at this.” All the channels had switched to live coverage of a plane flying into one of the towers at the World Trade Center in New York City. At first it was very confusing. Was this an accident? How could it be an accident? And soon, fear gripped a continent as it became increasingly obvious it was no accident as a second Glenn Mitchell plane slammed into the other tower and reports came in of similar incidents in Washington, D.C. As the enormity of the event escalated exponentially right before our eyes, anxiety increased and fear spread like wildfire. How many other planes were there? Is some country or some group of madmen trying to take over control of the United States? Is this the beginning of World War III? Why did this happen? How could this happen? Meanwhile it was announced that all air traffic in North America had been grounded and it began to dawn on everyone how huge this moment in modern history was going to be. I began to get restless as the coverage continued and the kids woke up and they started witnessing this tragedy and its aftermath and if I couldn’t make sense of it all how could they possibly deal with it? Not to mention if it was scaring me watching the mayhem what kind of effect was it having on them? (Four months later when we wanted to take a family trip to Maui our seven-year-old was refusing to go as there was no way he was getting on a plane ever again after what he saw on that day and the reoccurring onslaught of news coverage that was hard to keep him away from. I don’t know if Dr. Phil would approve but it got so bad we finally took him to the doctor and got the medical professional, who was briefed, to tell him it was safe to
fly once again. It worked.) There was a real sense in the early going that the world that we woke up to every day and took for granted was rapidly spinning out of control. I remember steering the kids away from the TV and trying to get on with our day. You know how if you do normal, routine things, maybe you could regain that sense of reality again. I remember it was a Tuesday and I was glad to take out the garbage for once. But even that turned surreal because as I placed the refuse on the curb I looked up and there was a jet flying high overhead leaving a white trail in the beautiful blue sky. Sudden impact. I pondered that the plane would soon be ordered out of the sky for security reasons and thought about the magnitude of such an exercise and what a small, interconnected, insecure world we live in where a terrorist attack thousands of miles away can inflict, almost instantly, so much mayhem worldwide. And the impact continues today after billions of dollars spent on security at airports, so many lives lost in the original and subsequent attacks and then in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the price we pay in personal privacy and freedoms in the continuing war on terrorism. On this sombre anniversary it’s worth considering whether the war on terrorism is working or not, although several top terrorist leaders have been eliminated, including No. 1. However there’s no going back and there’s no way we’ll ever feel as safe as we did on the day before Sept. 11, 2011. As we take a moment today to reflect and mourn the loss of life of the innocent victims, the heroic firefighters and emergency personnel and so many others directly involved and the families they left behind, we should also keep something else in mind. Such an unthinkable, tragic event also took a toll on all who witnessed it and live in a world still coming to grips with the meaning of its impact. As we pass through security checks at the airport, or listen to the news about heightened terror threats, or read about even more terrorist attacks throughout the rest of the world, we do so with less detachment, more empathy, more diligence and an absence of innocence.
There will be those in the Liberal government who will want to say, “I told you so,” to voters. After all, the government warned the sky would fall if British Columbians shot down the harmonized sales tax and returned to its provincial counterpart. As we all know, a majority of voters gave the HST the boot during the referendum, and now Victoria is claiming that will force B.C.’s deficit to triple to $2.3 billion over three years. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says there is no choice but to tighten the belt and ministries and agencies will have to cut costs. Given that staffing makes up the majority of most budgets, watch for pink slips to be handed out. However, blaming voters for this situation would be simplistic given that the referendum was a direct result of government bungling. It was the Liberals who always opposed an HST but reversed thrusters just days after an election and accepted the tax. Promises that the HST would be revenueneutral and not negatively impact families were found to be hollow. Many people were turned off by the hard-sell the government launched prior to the referendum, and particularly over the use of taxpayers’ own money. Had the Liberals followed the proper process and gone to the public early on for legitimate consultation over the HST, then perhaps the tax would still be in place and the current financial mess would be avoidable. But instead, the government did an end-run around due process and British Columbians are now paying the price. Ultimately, the ballooning deficit says far more about the Liberals’ loss of public confidence than it does about British Columbians’ ability to understand complex financial matters.
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n my role as a parish priest in Vernon, I regularly visit people in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. I applaud the people at the hospital who do a wonderful job. However, I do not believe the hospital needs more beds. Instead, we need more beds and accommodations outside of the hospital. Many of the people in hospital are there because the community lacks facilities for them in places that would be more appropriate. I visit people who are dying and do not need the acute care of a hospital. They need a quiet place, like a hospice, in which they can receive the care they need to be comfortable as they live out their last days. Others are recovering from broken bones and orthopedic surgery, and need to be moved to facilities where they can receive the physiotherapy and pain man-
PEOPLE POWER According to the Regional District of the North Okanagan, only seven per cent of the land in B.C. is suitable for agriculture and 39 per cent of that land is located in the North Okanagan. Some day that land will become extremely valuable. Many places on this planet will no longer be producers of crops due to global warming. Tens of thousands of people have died recently in Africa because of a drought caused by climate change. One easy and effective way to slow down global warming is for everyone to eat less meat. Livestock is the number one cause of global warming according to the International Panel on Climate Change. Livestock animals produce methane gas which is 24 times more potent than CO2 as a GHG (greenhouse gas) and they also produce nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more potent than CO2 as a GHG. There are 20 billion livestock animals on this planet. Dr. Aryan Tavakkoli, a respiratory specialist in a hospital in New Zealand says, "the biggest thing we can do with the most powerful impact to protect our children's
agement they need until they can return home. However, in the absence of space, these folks are left in acute care in hospital. Still others have arrived in hospital after a fall, heart attack, or other sudden event which has left them unable to return to
future and ensure a bright future for the planet and to improve our own health is to change our diet dramatically. Individuals have tremendous power through our lifestyle choices." Paul McCartney is promoting this solution by having people support his Meat Free Monday cause. The website is www.supportMFM. org. Buying local produce also helps to eliminate GHG. The second largest cause of GHG is transportation. The solution is to walk and cycle more, drive less and to replace gas engines with electric motors. The North Okanagan is a great place to grow fruit and vegetables and has talented people who can convert cars from gas to electric. Terry Dyck OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS When I was a girl growing up in Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley was dotted with beehive burners, many neighbours had outhouses, many had indoor toilets with cesspools out back and most days you could smell the city dump, which was always on fire. My point is that we didn't have the foresight or the knowledge to
living independently (the event may have impaired their physical abilities or triggered dementia, so they would be unsafe alone). These people can spend weeks, or even months, in acute care beds while waiting for placement in a suitable facility.
see that we were polluting our health and indeed the very health of our planet. If there is a way to safely dispose of 400 tonnes of garbage per day, plus harness the energy to add to the grid, don't let CanKor take their offer somewhere else. The infrastructure that would be put in place for a $200 million project would surely include road improvements and maintenance. I, for one, abhor the thought that my great-grandchildren could be living and playing in a housing development that was built on 200 feet of landfill. Sharon Burton CALLING THE PLAY It doesn't have to be football season for me to play armchair quarterback. It's great fun really. Because it can never happen, I can't lose. I practise on all kinds of things, even politics. Here is one play I would call tomorrow if I were in charge. Although we are told the economy is in good shape right now, I don't believe them. If the government is still cutting back services and they can't afford to properly fund the hospital, why would I, why would anyone?
In almost all of these cases, the acute care beds of a hospital are not the right place. Staying in hospital leaves such people open to infection. Plus, they are in a noisy setting where real rest is difficult. Because the community lacks facilities for people outside the hospital, they end up in acute care beds. This situation is costly - in both financial and human terms: acute care beds are far more expensive to operate than spaces in a hospice, rehabilitation facility, or care home. People unnecessarily using acute care beds are getting less-than-ideal care. Moreover, their use of those spaces gets in the way of people who really need the beds. We don't need more hospital beds. We need more outside-of-hospital beds. Rev. Rita Harrison
My play to put things right would start by removing all sales tax on all real estate transactions, all building materials and anything that is associated with the construction industry and new building starts. My reasoning is clearly obvious. The bulk of the economy relies on the construction trade and the housing market, so get that moving and ...touchdown. Before some official flags me offside, saying the government cannot afford to lose all of that amount of sales tax money, I'll remind them the materials will still be on the shelf and the housing market will be zero if it stays as is. With the skilled trades back to work, the tax shortfall would soon be recovered. Money would be found to open the two floors at VJH. And, oh, by the way, if your trade requires you to wear a hard hat, don't bother dusting if off just yet. Remember this is just like the economy, wishful thinking. Roy Humphrey BEQUEATH CASH To help ease the debacle of funding VJH, it might be an idea if
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for the community. The annual United Way drive-thru breakfast fundraiser takes place Thursday and proceeds will go towards 27 non-profit groups that provide services to residents. “I hope everyone comes out and has fun. Don’t miss it,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director. The fundraiser runs from 6 to 9 a.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge and volunteers will be handing out bags full of goodies. The bags are often snapped up early so the number of bags has been bumped up to 800 this year. “People come through like crazy and the event is so much fun,” said Yule. “People are always asking me when it’s going to happen.” One of the bags will include a grand prize of two tickets to two Seattle Mariners games and two nights accommodation. Besides breakfast, participants can get a newspaper, a compli-
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“People come through like crazy and the event is so much fun.” — Linda Yule mentary coffee and their windshield washed. Last year, the breakfast raised $12,300. The fundraiser is the official kick-off to the United Way’s annual campaign, which hopes to raise $300,000 by the end of 2011. “It’s consistent with what we’re asked for by the agencies and we believe it’s achievable,” said Yule of the goal. Among the organizations that benefit from United Way are Compassionate Friends of Vernon, the Enderby Family Resource Centre, the Kindale Development
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Despite narrowly missing one of the three B.C. Ambassador crowns, Vernon’s Kelsey von Holst proved to be a worthy competitor. The 19-year-old recently returned from an event in Merritt, where she picked up five awards and two scholarships. “I was happy to be able to walk away with some money for school,” said the former Queen Silver Star, whose business administration classes resume at Okanagan College. “I’m ready to start on school and get busy with that.” Up against 12 other competitors, von Holst was among the top five in the following categories: sponsorship, community presentation and top fundraiser. She was also named one of the top people’s picks (where supporters voted online for their favourite ambassador hopeful). “I was one of the top fundraisers, so I got back a quarter of what I raised,” said von Holst, who broke fundraising records by collecting $6,200 for the B.C. Ambassador program, therefore she was granted back $1,550. She also received the top promotion award for the ambassador program. “I promoted the program the best in my community. I came up with the idea of making a banner, which no one else has ever done before and now they’re considering doing that throughout the program.” North Okanagan residents may have noticed von Holst out at various community events throughout the summer, selling cotton candy and getting on stages where ever she could. In fact, she attended 18 events between June and August and broke records for sponsorship. “All she needed was 15 and she had 40 sponsors which is testimony to the support she had from community,
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A long-term strategy for parks, recreation and culture has been given the green light in Lumby and Cherryville. The Regional District of North Okanagan board has adopted the White Valley arts and culture master plan. Implementation of the plan will occur as funding becomes available. “Right now it’s not there so it will be done down the road,” said Eugene Foisy, Cherryville director. Among the recommendations of the master plan are to form a task force to implement the plan and create a business plan to determine space requirements for the Monashee Arts Council and review branding. It also suggests increased funding application activity and hiring a cultural services co-ordinator. Board reviews spending Groups receiving taxpayers’ funding will have to prove they are using it wisely. The Regional District of North Okanagan board will require itemized accounting on how funds are spent from organizations that receive grants. “We have to account for where the money is spent. Its taxpayers’ dollars,” said director Mike Gavinchuk, who lobbied for transparency in grants.
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Vernon is on board with a national fundraising cause riding through town Monday. A dozen Okanagan riders will take on the 83-kilometre leg from Kelowna to Vernon in the National Bike Ride for Youth. The ride, which starts at 9 a.m. Monday, wraps up with a wind up party at Boston Pizza from 4 to 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend the event, which includes pizza and beverages, and help support the cause. The complete 3,000mile ride began Sept. 7 in Victoria and winds up in Montreal on Oct. 1. Riders include National Bank Financial investment advisors, their friends, family and clients, who have each been busy collecting a minimum $1,000 in pledges for the Free The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Dreamers Award. The award will go to students involved with Free the Children to donate back to the Adopt a Village country and project of their choice. There are multiple Free the Children initiatives in Vernon. Clarence Fulton Secondary was involved in a project last year building a school in Kenya. Student Danika Serafin went on the Kenya trip and will be speaking about her experience at the wind-up event Monday. Meanwhile Sherman Dahl, with the Vernon branch of National Bank Financial, is lacing up for Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ride in support of the cause and his community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great concept,â&#x20AC;?
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Sherman Dahl (left), of National Bank Financial and a rider in the National Bike Ride for Youth, presents a donation to Sharon Vellisek for the Free the Children charity while Terry Curran (right), also a rider in the event, presents an autographed Bobby Rousseau jersey to Morning Star managing editor Glenn Mitchell as a thankyou for the newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support to the cause. said Dahl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for us because it goes to the community.â&#x20AC;? Terry Curran, also with National Bank Financial in Vernon, is equally onboard with the ride due to the opportunities it creates for local youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any initiative done at the school level will be matched by National Bank Financial,â&#x20AC;? said Curran, before heading out for a lunchtime practice ride. National Bank Financialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive vicepresident from Montreal, Richard Rousseau, is joining in the Vernon leg of the race and the wind up-party afterwards. Along with its support for North Okanagan youth, National Bank Financial has also made a dream come true for a local Habs fan. Former Montreal Canadiens right winger
Bobby Rousseau has ties to the investment management group as his son Richard is the executive vice-president of National Bank Financial. One of Bobbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest fans, Glenn Mitchell, grew up watching the the former all-star and Calder Cup winner play. So when he heard about the connection to the hockey great he was in awe. As a way of saying thank-you to Mitchell, managing editor of The Morning Star, for the newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsorship of the Ride for Youth, Dahl managed to get an autographed Rousseau jersey for the faithful fan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just happened to mention that I was a fan,â&#x20AC;? said Mitchell, at a loss of words as he received the
gift. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was my favourite player growing up.â&#x20AC;? As part of the deal to get the jersey (Bobby only autographs jerseys if a donation is made to charity), the local branch donated $500 to Free the Children, while Mitchell also made a donation to
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Directors dig up cash for new well at Mara park RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Money is being pumped into a cornerstone of the Mara community. The Regional District of North Okanagan will provide up to $22,000 for the drilling of a well at Patula Park on Highway 97A. “The well is many years old. There are antiquated pipes,” said Herman Halvorson, director for the area. Presently, the park accesses untreated surface water from Blurton Creek, and there is a concern about breaking pipes, potential contamination of the source and interruption of supply if flow in Blurton Creek is reduced. “Signs are currently posted indicating that water is not suitable for drinking and when events are held at the park, water is hauled in,” said Anna Page, RDNO’s sustainability co-ordinator, in a written memo. The $22,000 is based on a well 300 feet deep, but adjacent properties have found water at 150 feet so the ultimate cost
may be less than projected. Patula Park includes a covered gazebo, a hall with a kitchen and
bathrooms, an area for tennis and basketball, a playground and a ball diamond. “They have pan-
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for the kids.” Patula Park is owned by the non-profit Mara Musical and Athletic Association and
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As the North Okanagan enters into the harvest, the Food Action Society is inviting you to celebrate the season with a delicious three-course dinner prepared by Chef Neil Porter of ORA Restaurant, and a cash bar with local brews featuring Crannog Ales and other favourites. The Food Action Society will also debut the one and only Roots ‘n Brews Food Feud, a food quiz show with local personality teams vying to display their superior food knowledge. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Prestige Inn. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at ORA Restaurant, the Bean Scene, or at the Monday, Thursday, or Friday Vernon Farmers’ Markets until Sept. 19 only. The cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with some tastings to start. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m., after which the audience will have a chance to win prizes along with the contestants of Food Feud. “We thought this would be a fun way to both educate and entertain,” says Wendy Aasen, with the society. “We have some great team members lining up – Deb Leroux, Roger Knox, Matt Brown, Christine Pilgrim, Josh Dueck, Joel Allan, and Mary-Jo O’Keefe. Additionally, they will need to please our judges, Roseanne Van Ee and Kevin Murphy.” The organizing committee has been busy sourcing the all local menu which will include grassfed organic beef from Vale Farms, as well as a number of seasonal vegetables from local farms – all of which will be prepared with
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Schneider thrives on special teams GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
The Vancouver Canucks knew exactly what they were getting when they went after Vernon’s Stefan Schneider. A two-time recipient of the WHL Portland Winterhawks’ Bill Anderson Memorial Trophy for character and ability, along with the Robert R. Boss Memorial Award as the Hawks’ best defensive player, Schneider continued to display his responsible hockey style in his rookie season with Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. A defenceman-turned-centre, Schneider recorded two goals and two assists in 47 games, playing mainly fourthline minutes with the Moose. His minus-2 rating might indicate otherwise, but as one half of the Moose’s first-line penalty killing unit, he got the job done against the league’s top snipers. He also boasted the lowest penalty minutes-per-game total on the team (0.19), with just nine minutes served. “I was happy about that, working my way into special teams. When we were down, I wasn’t playing as much because that wasn’t really my role to score goals, but when we were up a goal I was out there every second or third shift,” said Schneider, who turns 22 in December. “I enjoy checking and shutting down those top guys so it’s something I’m working hard towards.” At 6-foot-4 and 206 pounds, Schneider had a distinct size advantage against WHL opposition. In minor pro, he is only slightly above average. “From being the oldest in junior to being one of the youngest in pro is an adjustment. I was still towering over some guys, but there’s a lot of guys bigger and stronger than I was. And just the speed of the game; everyone’s thinking a move ahead out there. “It took me about two weeks to a month to get used to the speed, but after that I fit right in and worked my way into the lineup and stayed there.” With his size advantage negated, Schneider, who agreed to a three-year, two-way contract with Vancouver in March 2010, is working on his mobility and explosiveness to keep up with the competition. Heading into Canucks rookie camp, he was hitting the gym five days a week, plus three on-ice sessions. “I’m just building strength, getting quicker. I’m in Kelowna three times a week working on my skating, working on my first three steps and quickness,” said Schneider. He reported to Vancouver for a medical — Stefan and fitness testing Friday. The camp has since relocated to Penticton for the Young Stars Tournament, featuring prospects from the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames and relaunched Winnipeg Jets. Vancouver’s prospects open the tourney today against Edmonton. “Last year it was Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle from Edmonton, this year it’ll be Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Oilers’ first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft). There’s talent throughout the whole league and there’s talent throughout the prospects so it’s always a good battle and good tour-
Vernon’s Stefan Schneider, playing with the AHL Manitoba Moose, hustles up ice; Right: Schneider works on his power and agility during a training session at Excel Fitness. nament,” said Schneider. Aaron Volpatti, a former Vernon Viper also signed with the Canucks, has been training with Schneider in the offseason. The two played some minutes together in Manitoba and he feels Schneider’s defensive skill set make him a valuable asset to the organization. “He could be a diamond-in-the-rough kind of guy. He didn’t really plan on playing pro, he was planning on going to college,” said Volpatti, a Revelstoke native. “Vancouver obviously saw something. He’s a helluva defensive player on the penalty kill. He’s a big boy and he’s probably going to get a little stronger in the next Schneider couple years.” With the Moose relocating to St. John’s to make way for the returning Winnipeg Jets, the Canucks turned to the Chicago Wolves as their new AHL affiliate. Schneider doesn’t think the change of scenery will matter much. If he had it his way, he’ll be apartment hunting in Vancouver. “I’m just going to go to Vancouver’s camp (starts Sept. 16), and when I have to go look for one (apartment) I’ll go look for one,” shrugged Schneider. “It (Chicago) should be pretty similar to Winnipeg for weather, so it shouldn’t be too much of an adjustment.”
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Kobasew adds vet presence
t just 29, Chuck While playing for the Flames, Kobasew is entering year Kobasew scored his first career 10 in the NHL. And he hat trick against the Avalanche may get the odd grandpa joke on Jan. 24, 2006. in the dressing room as he joins While he’s unsure of his his fourth team, the kiddierole on a team where young laden Colorado Avalanche this 20-year-olds Matt Duchene, season. Ryan O’Reilly and Tyson Barrie “I am (going to be a vetrepresent the future, Kobasew eran),” said Kobasew, a Vernon knows the Avs have the moxy summer resident, before teeing for success. off at Ken Holland’s Derby at “It’s very competitive. You Predator Ridge in July. just gotta get in the playoffs. “I think I’m the fourth- or The two teams in the Stanley fifth-oldest guy on the team. Cup finals are both great teams, It’s a young group but they both got of guys, but you saw pushed pretty hard what they could do in the first round by two years ago when lower-seeded teams they made a push at in Game 7, overtime the end and made so it shows you anythe playoffs and gave one’s competitive and San Jose everything it’s exciting hockey.” they could in the first Born as Nicholas round. So, hopefully James Kobasew, Kevin Mitchell we can recreate someChuck spent his sumthing like that.” mer playing charity golf tournaActually, the Avs have just ments, running a hockey school two players over 30 and one of in his hometown of Osoyoos, them is 34-year-old goalie J.S. skating with buddy Jarome Giguere. Iginla at the Okanagan Training Kobasew, who is four goals Rink in Vernon and working shy of 100, signed a two-year out with his Calgary trainer. deal worth $1.25 million on July 1 after back-to-back nine-goal Farynuk shifts to Italy seasons with the Minnesota Enderby’s Brad Farynuk, Wild. He’s high on Denver. who literally escaped with his “It’s exciting to be going skates on while at a hockey there. It was a free agent signpractice in Japan during the ing so I had a couple of choices earthquake, will play it a little but that one just seemed like safer this year in Italy. the best fit. They were obviously Farynuk, a 29-year-old interested. Everytime I go there, defenceman, has signed with it seems like it’s a great city, a Ritten/Renn in Bolzano, where good building, good fans to play Montrealer Greg Holst will be in front of so I’m excited about head coach. that.” Farynuk told me to check out If you haven’t watched Holst’s act on YouTube, where Kobasew play hockey, you he became a legend in Austria haven’t been trying hard for his interview after a game enough. He racked up 134 between his team, Villach, and points in just 88 games with the Vienna Capitals (final result: the BCHL Penticton Panthers 5-4 after penalty shootout). before going to Boston College. His team had already led by The right winger, along with two goals at the beginning of future NHLers Brian Gionta the last period, but eventually and Brooks Orpik, knocked had to play shorthanded for off Ryan Bayda (Vernon Viper more than five minutes (three minutes of it with only three grad), David Hale and Travis players on the ice), helping Roche and the North Dakota Vienna to tie things up. Fighting Soux for the 2000-01 Holst used the four-letternational title. word nine times in one minute, Following the Eagles’ win with an interesting mixture of over the Fighting Sioux, he English and German with a jumped to the WHL and the Canadian-Austrian accent. Kelowna Rockets, where he pocketed 114 points. Price tied up in summer He was drafted by the Montreal net detective Carey Calgary Flames in the first Price spent part of his summer round (14th overall) in the in team roping at the Quesnel 2001 Entry Draft. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Kobasew Rodeo. The Anahim Lake product played with the AHL’s Lowell applied protective gear to the Lock Monsters, and helped the lower legs and hooves of his team reach a number of franhorse with care and meticulous chise records. He was named captain, and earned 75 points in attention to fit. “I’m the same way with my 79 games.
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Chuck Kobasew tracks his drive at Ken Holland’s Derby at Predator Ridge. The Vernon summer resident signed as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche after playing in Minnesota last season. hockey equipment,” Price told Percy Hebert of Black Press Sports as he adjusted a velcro strap on a leg wrap just right. “That way I have one less thing to worry about when I’m out on the ice.” Price took up roping three summers ago with his friend Wade McNolty giving him pointers on the finer aspects of the sport and although he has superior athletic abilities, Price quickly realized there was nothing easy about roping. “When you’re watching, it doesn’t look that hard,” he said. “You see guys doing it over and over again, it seems repetitious and that makes it seem real easy. “But once you pick up a rope, never mind throwing it, just trying to figure out how to build a loop is tough enough.” Price stopped at a Viper practice last week for some ice time with his trainer Pierre Groulx. He is good buddies with Viper trainer Gord (Hoon) Cochran, a Williams Lake product. On the Habs’ first-round playoff loss to the Bruins, Price said: “I sat and pouted for about three or four days.”
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Vernon Viper forward Mike Zalewski (#15) cuts between Westside Warrior defenders Dustin Cave (left) and Garrett Skribich in the Snakes’ B.C. Hockey League exhibition opener Friday night at Wesbild Centre.
Zalewski lifts Vipers GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
Mike Zalewski buried his share of clutch goals for the Vernon Vipers in the 2010-11 B.C. Hockey League campaign. The burly winger was right back at it Friday night, recording the winner 42 seconds into overtime as Vernon brushed back the Westside Warriors 2-1 in their exhibition opener at Wesbild Centre. Darren Nowick set the play up with some hard work in the corner before dishing a no-look backhand pass from the sidewall. Zalewski finished with a slick deke in close on netminder Dustin Nikkel before going top shelf. “It’s only exhibition, but it was nice to get that goal,” said Zalewski, who added at least 10 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-3 frame in the offseason. “I was just working out hard with my brother (Steve Zalewski, AHL Albany Devils). I felt good at the start of camp, and I feel good on the ice. “We were far from our best tonight, with it being our first exhibition and we do have a lot of new faces, but I thought we made some nice plays tonight.” Vipers’ head coach Jason Williamson said he will be counting on Zalewski, one of 11 returnees, to be an offensive leader in the regular season. “Zee’s a big-time goal scorer. He scored some big ones for us last year and he’s going to be the guy we look for in times like that,” he said. Second-year forward Marcus Basara fed a streaking Jedd Soleway, who chipped a puck up and over netminder Steve Racine for Vernon’s first goal of the season just over a minute into the game. Westside equalized later in the frame when Tyson Witala skated into the attacking zone on a line change and stepped into a loose puck in the slot, picking the top corner on Kirby Halcrow at 16:33. The Warriors controlled more of the play as the
game went along, but neither team’s offence was particularly menacing. Halcrow, and in the second half, Vernon’s Danny Todosychuk, made some solid saves to keep Westside off the board. Todosychuk’s first big test was a pad save on former North Okanagan Knight TJ Dumonceaux on a partial breakaway late in the second period. Shortly after, he slid cross-crease to stop Connor Dempsey on a one-timer from the slot. Nikkel, who relieved Racine in the second period, came up with a similar save to deny Soleway his second goal after Zalewski fed his linemate a quick crossing pass for a one-timer. “The first 20 they were better than us, but through the next 40 minutes I thought it was a pretty good game,” said Warriors’ head coach Rylan Ferster, who is still getting to know his roster after taking over from Darren Yopyk in the offseason. “It was a good benchmark. Vernon had a lot of vets in, we had a lot of vets in. After this weekend we’ll have a better indication of where we’re at.” The Vipers visited the Merritt Centennials Saturday night at Nicola Valley Arena, and will be at Royal LePage Place to face Westside Tuesday night. SNAKE BITES: Logan Mick, a 1996-born forward and son of former Viper head coach/GM Troy Mick, suited up with Vernon Friday night... The North Okanagan Knights extended their KIJHL exhibition season win streak to three games with a 6-4 win over the Revelstoke Grizzlies Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. The Knights doubled the Chase Chiefs 8-4 Wednesday at NorVal. They ended their preseason schedule Saturday in Revelstoke...The Victoria Grizzlies announced owner Len Barrie will be head coach for the coming season. Vic Gervais, last year’s bench boss, will stay on as an assistant. The team also introduced Rob Doyle as the team’s associate coach.
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Buoyed by the return of their top scorer and No. 1 goaltender, the Brampton Excelsiors evened up the Mann Cup series at one game apiece Thursday night at the Langley Events Centre. Dan Dawson had five assists, while Anthony Cosmo made 39 saves in Brampton’s 9-4 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-seven senior A lacrosse championship series. Dawson, Joe Walters (2+3) and Jarrett Davis
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Vernon Vipers’ forward Marcus Basara (left) receives instruction from head coach Jason Williamson. Basara, an 18-year-old Coquitlam product, is one of six Vipers at Team Canada West’s evaluation camp in Canmore, Alta.
Vipers head to West camp GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
A sixpack of Vernon Vipers are among 24 B.C. Hockey Leaguers headed to Team Canada West’s training camp for the World Junior A Challenge. Defencemen Geoff Crisfield, Brett Corkey and Ryan Renz, along with forwards Marcus Basara, Aaron Hadley and Adam Tambellini will be at the five-day evaluation camp starting today in Canmore, Alta. The six-team tournament, featuring teams from Western and Eastern Canada, U.S., Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden, goes Nov. 7-13 in Langley. The 60 Canada West players will be divided into three teams – black, red and white – and will play a series of intra-squad games, in addition to daily practices. Tambellini, a rookie forward and son of Edmonton Oilers’ GM Steve Tambellini, was thrilled to learn of his camp invite. “It’s exciting, especially with me being a rookie. I’d never heard of it before and I just got the call the other day so I’m excited to go and see what it’s all about. Just to wear the jersey would be unbelievable. It’s a great opportunity any time you get the chance to wear the Canadian maple leaf on your chest,” he said. Added Basara, a second-year forward: “I’m looking forward to going to camp and giving myself the best chance to get on the team. It should be fun.” As returning Vipers, Basara, Corkey, Renz and Hadley are all too familiar with Canada West’s
head coach, having faced Kent Lewis’s Powell River Kings in the BCHL Fred Page Cup final last season (the two teams have met in each of the last three finals). Lewis stepped into the Canada West head coaching vacancy left by former Viper bench boss Mark Ferner after he departed to work with the WHL Everett Silvertips. “We knocked them (Kings) out of the playoffs, which was a cool series. It’ll be fun to go an meet him and the rest of the guys going to camp,” said Basara. Lewis assembled the camp roster with help from assistant coaches Dean Brockman (Humboldt Broncos, SJHL) and Andrew Milne (Canmore Eagles, AJHL). “There is a tremendous amount of talent to choose from in Western Canada, and we’re excited about the 60 players we’ve invited to camp,” said Lewis. “These players represent the best of Junior A hockey in the west and fans in Canmore are in for a treat when they take the ice.” The camp roster is comprised of six goaltenders, 18 defencemen and 36 forwards. After the BCHL, the next largest contingent comes from the AJHL (17). There are 10 players from the SJHL, five players from the MJHL and four players from the SIJHL. Craig Bokenfohr (Camrose Kodiaks), Rhett Holland (Okotoks Oilers), Sam Jardine (Camrose), and Travis St. Denis (Penticton Vees) are the only four returning players from the 2010 tourney.
Lloyd pulls hat trick to pump Kal Tire Morning Star Staff
Vernon Kal Tire rebounded from a shutout loss last week by icing Westside 8-0 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Marshal Field #2. Mike Lloyd scored the first of his three goals on a confident run, sliding the ball by the Westside keeper to open the offence. Mark DeVolder, taking a through ball from Lloyd and then beating two defenders, made it 2-0 before the intermission. In the second half, Jenne Huberts added to the score with a blast to the top left corner. Moments later, Huberts headed the ball to the far post off a long corner kick by Rob Parkin. Denis Chabot scored twice to finish off the 14-52 Kal Tire offensive.
In other 50+ action, the Vernon Silver Stars got back on the winning track with a 4-3 win over the host Kelowna Kickers. With striker Rob Ross watching from the sidelines with an ankle injury sustained early on, the Stars (8-10-3) played a solid game and capitalized on the few opportunities they had. Mike Siemens opened the scoring on a great rush down the left side, cracking a long, hard drive to catch the kelowna keeper off his line. Steve Coombs earned the Stars’ second goal and then set up their third tally on a great rush and pass to Ray Timms, who had the goal to himself for the tap in. Timms supplied the winner with a nice shot to the top right corner after a corner from Siemens.
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Sports GOLF SPALL LADIES DAY – SEPT. 7 6TH PIN ROUND TOMBSTONE FIRST FLIGHT 0-21 Low Gross: Jean Bushey 87 Low Net: Marsha Allen 73 (Retro) 2nd Net: Ginger Jalonen 73 (R) 3rd Net: Cindy Hoffman 74 KP: Allen Long Drive: Jalonen SECOND FLIGHT 22-25 Low Gross: Sylvia Tyldesley-Gore 95 Low Net: Linda Bridgeman 73 2nd Net: Rena Ransom 75 (R) 3rd Net: Pat Southam 75 (R) KP: Bridgeman Long Drive: Noreen Payne THIRD FLIGHT 26-29 Low Gross: Colleen Schier 98 Low Net: Kay Reid 73 2nd Net: Marg Wild 74 3rd Net: Celine Lockert 76 KP: Ariel Thorburn Long Drive: Reid FOURTH FLIGHT 30+ Low Gross: Joyce Todd 99 Low Net: Ruth Hagen 73 2nd Net: Irene Oizumi 76 3rd Net: Jean Ryley 78 KP: Hagen Long Drive: Hagen SPALL BUSINESS LADIES NIGHT SEPT. 7 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Wendy Giger 38 Low Net: Michele Brandle 32.5 2rd Net: Dianne Hill 35.5 Long Drive: Patti Kidd FLIGHT B Low Gross: Linda Gordon 42 Low Net: Ester Pitt 32.5 (R) 2rd Net: Kerry Rosman 32.5 Long Drive: Vicky Midtdal FLIGHT C Low Gross: Agnes Sakakibara 47 Low Net: Jacqui Jakeman 34.5 2rd Net: Marlyn Schmolke 35 Long Drive: Laurie Kitchen FLIGHT D Low Gross: Shelley English 51 Low Net: Katie Marshall 38.5 2rd Net: Grace Hinman 39 Long Drive: Ione Weslowski No Handicap: Donna Fleischhaker Long Drive: Marilyn Todosychuk RBC Dom. Securities: Kidd Least Putts: Todosychuk 14 KP: #3: Pam Page #7: Daisy Baker. SPALL MENS NIGHT - SEPT. 6 FIRST FLIGHT 0-8 Low gross: Lyle Hinds 72 Low net: King Cam, Bob Wagner 67 Low gross front: JP Duranleau 37 Low net front: Randy Strang 34 Low gross back: Frank Genaille 35 Low net back: Garney Howard, Don Redgwell 33 Deuces: None SECOND FLIGHT 9-12 Low gross: Darold Zukowsky 75 Low net: Doug Hiebert, Garth Wells, Brian Revel 67 Low gross front: Peter Haines, Tyler Galenzoski 41 Low net front: Greg Humphreys, Art Heale 35 Low gross back: Rodger Bergen 37 Low net back: Gary Swanson, Al Graydon 32 Deuces: Pat Lewis, Chris McQueen ($30 each) THIRD FLIGHT 13-15 Low gross: Bill Diet 78 Low net: Wally Okrainec 67 Low gross front: Louie Siewertsen 40 Low net front: Brent Pryzbille 33 Low gross back: Tom Wild 38 Low net back: Ivan Legrandeur 33 Deuces: Siewertsen ($50) FOURTH FLIGHT 16+ Low gross: Bill Smith 85 Low net: Ken Richardson 66 Low gross front: Rob Thompson 43 Low net front: Chuck Stephenson 37 Low gross back: Ken Jantz 42 Low net back: Dave Ingram 35 Deuces: None Net Skins: #1: Gord Hamilton $5; #5: Blake Kimura $5; #11: Graydon $15; #13: Jantz $30 Gross Skins: #1: Zukowsky $5; #6: Wagner $25; #7: Duranleau $40; #9: Hinds $5; #12: Wagner $35.
VERNON MEN’S NIGHT - SEPT. 7 2-MAN BEST BALL NET PER HOLE FRONT 9 TEAMS 1st: Joe Pearson, Greg Campbell 59 18-HOLE TEAM 0-25 HANDICAP 1st: Brock Penner, Wayne Penner 59 2nd: Paul Toovey, TJ Perepolkin 62 (R) 3rd: Garry Pruden, Peter Murray 62 (R) 4th: Rod Faust, Jim Sparrow 62 (R) 5th: Randy Gott, Gary Cooper 63 26+ HANDICAP 1st: Horst Aldinger, Ray Allen 60 2nd: Cliff Smith, Barry Amies 62 3rd: Chris Mobbs, Keith Christian 63 4th: Jack Samuel, Rob Ross 64 (R) 5th: Bill Balcaen, Randy Blaker 64 Deuces: Hole #5, 0-13 handicap: Murray, John Price. ROYAL YORK LADIES WINNERS AUG. 30 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Rhonda Haga 43 (R) Low Net: Sandy Bennett 36 Long Drive: Haga FLIGHT B Low Gross: Sandy Melvin 42 Low Net: Kathy Saul Fowler 33.5 Long Drive: Melvin FLIGHT C Low Gross: Cicely Stinson 47 (R) Low Net: Mavis Holoiday 33 Long Drive: Stinson FLIGHT D Low Gross: Dianne Honeybourne 48 Low Net: Ellie Smith 35 Long Drive: Honeybourne FLIGHT FOR FUN Winner: Deb Katerenchuk Long Drive: No winner KPs: 2nd Shot: Kim Schwaerzle; #2: None; #7: Reta Bednarz Deuces: B Par: Cora Prevost; C Par: Stinson; D Par: Schwaerzle Hidden Hole: Carry forward Least Putts: Holoiday Longest Putt: Honeybourne
HOCKEY - Greater Vernon Minor Hockey is hosting an ofﬁciating clinic, Sunday, Sept. 25 at Wesbild Centre. All attending ofﬁcials are required to complete an online Pre Task before the clinic. For more information,
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL – Okanagan Sun vs Chilliwack Huskers, 2 p.m., Apple Bowl. MINOR FOOTBALL – Midget division: Vernon Magnums vs Columbia Valley Bighorns, noon, Grahame Park.
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YOU AND THE LAW ACT FAST TO CLAIM RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR
Eric Reist, general manager of the Vernon Students’ Association - Okanagan College, (above) gives an orientation on the first day of class Tuesday at the Kalamalka campus. Olinda Rasquinha (below), a first-year English student from Burundi, Africa, enjoys the first day of class.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 (VERNON) 2011 GENERAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS
NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 (VERNON) that nominations for SCHOOL TRUSTEE for the following Trustee Electoral Areas: City of VERNON & Regional District Electoral Areas “B” & “C”.............4 Trustees District of COLDSTREAM ........................................1 Trustee Village of LUMBY & Regional District Electoral Areas “D & “E” ..............2 Trustees for a 3-year term commencing Monday, December 5th, 2011, will be received by the Chief Election Of¿cer, or designate, as follows from: Tuesday, October 4 commencing at 9:00 a.m. to: Friday, October 14 ending at 4:00 p.m. at the of¿ce of SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 (VERNON) 1401 15 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8S8 Nomination documents are available at the SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 (VERNON) of¿ce during regular of¿ce days and hours. TO BE NOMINATED FOR OFFICE, and to be elected and hold of¿ce a person must be: - a Canadian Citizen; - age 18 or older; - a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months - not disquali¿ed by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding of¿ce. and must be: - nominated in writing (using the prescribed form) by at least 2 persons who are electors of the jurisdiction for which the person is nominated At the time of ¿ling the nomination documents, the person nominated shall also ¿le a written ¿nancial disclosure, as required under the Financial Disclosure Act, and provide a $100.00 nomination deposit. If there are more candidates nominated for an of¿ce than there are to be elected for that of¿ce, an election will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 22 (VERNON) at 250 542-3331. Dennis Bristow Chief Election Of¿cer 250-545-3566 (res.)
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If you have custody of your child or children, can you claim retroactive child support (i.e., past support) from the other parent? How far back can your claim go, and how much money can be claimed? These questions often trouble the courts, which must weigh many factors, such as hardship on the part of the payor to pay such back-reaching support, the delay in making the claim, the needs of the child, any increases in the payor’s earnings, the right of the child to share in such increase, and non-disclosure by the payor of earnings increases in the past. A recent case decided by the BC Court of Appeal sheds some light on the issues involved.
but she represented herself before the Court of Appeal (she was granted “indigent” or poor status). The Court of Appeal upheld her claim for retroactive child support for 2003, 2004 and 2005. Based on four previous Supreme Court of Canada decisions, the Court of Appeal noted that retroactive payments should normally only extend back to the three previous years, unless there was “blameworthy conduct” by the payor. The earliest starting date for retroactive support should be the date that notice of the claim was effectively given (in this case, 2001, when Ms. H ﬁrst demanded an updated ﬁnancial disclosure statement).
Ms. H met Mr. H when they Here, Mr. H’s conduct was were 16 and 18 years old, reblameworthy because he igspectively. After a year, they nored Ms. H’s repeated demoved in together, and some mands for updated ﬁnancial six years later, they married in documents and didn’t boost his 1990. A month later, their child support payments as his income was born. They separated once went up. But the support he paid in 1992 and again in 1996. Durin 2001 and 2002 was about the ing the second separation, Ms. H E. Cristina same as what he should have obtained a child support order of Cabulea paid. It was therefore only nec$181 month, which Mr. H paid. They reconciled for a time, then separated essary for the court to order retroactive supfor the last time in 2000. In 2006, they got port for the three previous years of 2003 to 2005, when Mr. H should have paid monthly divorced. support of $323, $397 and $507, respecIn 2001, Ms. H demanded an updated ﬁ- tively. nancial disclosure statement from Mr. H. He provided this at the time, but he under- If a change in the other parent’s circumestimated his income and omitted an asset stances (e.g., an increase in their income) (a half-interest in a house in Vernon). In would allow a bump in child support, it’s 2002 and 2003, Ms. H again demanded an critical that you don’t delay your claim for updated disclosure statement, which Mr. H past child support too long. You’re expected didn’t provide. In 2005, Mr. H increased the to be vigilant and prompt. The courts note monthly support payments. Finally in 2006, that it’s hard for the paying parent to pay a Ms. H claimed, among other things, retroac- retroactive lump sum judgment. Also, you tive child support, based on the fact that Mr. cannot claim retroactive child support once H’s income had shot up signiﬁcantly over your child becomes an adult. Consult your the past few years. She had a lawyer at trial, family lawyer for speciﬁc advice.
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News The leader of the federal Green Party hopes to have a dozen Green MPs heading to Parliament after the next federal election. Elizabeth May was in the Okanagan last week, speaking to a capacity crowd at UBC Okanagan. While almost 80 supporters sampled a 100-kilometre buffet of local produce, May said, “We’ll grow our Greens the same way you grow local organic greens. We’ll grow local organic democracy. “People who cheered my electoral success are now supporting and joining the Green Party in ridings across the country.” Responding to a question, “What can one person do in Parliament?” May answered, “As I speak to Bills, propose amendments and present petitions that make sense, Canadians will see that Greens represent their values; that we have reasonable policies not just on the environment but on all issues. “By the next election, Canadians will want more Greens in Ottawa.” May proposes a Commission of Enquiry to examine current problems with the historic first-pastthe-post electoral system. It has been discarded in most western democracies, except the U.S. and Canada. “Canadians did not ask for a government elected by only 39 per cent of those who voted,” she said. “The Commission will examine why 40 per cent of Canadians don’t vote. It will assess how 61 per cent of those who do, don’t form the majority government. When Canadians understand the problem, they’ll demand a system of proportional representation that includes the wishes of everyone in the voting result.” May said her exclusion from the televised
Leaders’ Debate is only perse the high concenone example of tration of decisions made m e d i a every day by control a small group among of corporate only five executives who corporate determine what owners in Canadians see English and hear in the C a n a d a”, Elizabeth May media. she said. “Government “ W e must enforce must also anti-trust laws to dis- ensure the rules for the
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oday feels like autumn. It was actually cool this morning with no fans or air conditioners going, only the cool fresh air blowing in the windows. Summer will soon be a fleeting memory as we don warmer clothes and those hated winter boots, but right now we have a beautiful fall beginning with the grass still green and the flowers blooming. The Vernon Farmers’ Market was full of people and produce this morning, again reminding us of the good fortune we have to live in such a bountiful valley. Other places – not so lucky. From hurricanes, tornadoes, to torrential rains and other disasters in the Middle East, each newscast competes with the next to proclaim the worst events. At least, here, we can go outside and look around us and see the beauty that surrounds us and feel safe as the world spins about. We should all take the time to celebrate. My last column dealt with my deciding to take an opioid analgesic (morphinebased prescription pain killer) to deal with the chronic pain I was experiencing. To my amazement about 25 people responded by phone or by email, one from as far away as Prince George. Each person had their story and most suffered from chronic pain and
was trying to find an answer to end this debilitating problem. A common theme was that they had talked to their doctor about their constant pain but their doctor didn’t really hear them or respond with any new viable solutions other than the over-thecounter pain relievers they were already taking. My advice was to try again to talk with their doctor telling him/her clearly how the pain was affecting their life and that they felt their concerns were not being heard. If that doesn’t work get a new doctor. There are nine physicians listed in Vernon who are taking on new Pat Black patients. You can find them on the College of Physicians and Surgeons website at cpsbc.ca. As I said in my original column, you must work with your doctor when taking these pills as they can be addictive and need monitoring. For myself, so far so good, I am on the lowest dosage and remain pain free. Another valuable resource is the Arthritis Self Management Course which begins next week in Vernon, This is a must for people with arthritis especially those who have chronic pain and the course will give the you tools to deal with this disease and make life better. Call the
Arthritis Society to sign up for the next one. Their number is 1-866-414-7766. The Seniors Action Network (SAN) starts meeting again Sept. 13 at People Place at 10 a.m. This network is made up of seniors and supporters including local and regional government reps. If you want your concerns to be heard, this is the place for you. All seniors are welcome and needed. Remember if we want to change things we have to get organized to do so. For more information call Dayle Drury at Seniors Information 250-545-8572. To celebrate the bounty of the Okanagan, the Food Action Society will host a great feast on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Prestige Inn. The event includes a three-course meal catered by ORA chef Neil Porter, a cash bar and local celebrities vying for fame in a food quiz contest. The cost is $40 and the event starts at 6 p.m.. Tickets are available at the Prestige Inn, Bean Scene and the Vernon Farmers’ Market, or call Wendy at 250-542-6920. Sounds like a great finish to summer and a wonderful way to support this group that gives us so many worthwhile programs like the Good Food Box and Community Garden. See you there! If you have any suggestions or questions contact me by phone at 250-5427928 or email: email@example.com.
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The search is currently on for the gutsiest Canadians. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada is once again looking for the ‘Gutsiest’ Canadians. Seven people will be honoured in the month of November as CCFC celebrates Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are two similar, yet distinct, conditions which directly affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering which IBD patients courageously cope with
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City of Vernon OPEN HOUSE FOR SCHUBERT CENTRE SOCIETY OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN (OCP) AMENDMENT APPLICATION An Open House has been scheduled for the public to view the OCP amendment application submitted by the Schubert Centre Society. The proposal is to redesignate a portion of Jacques Park from Parks and Open Space to Residential High Density and to redesignate a portion of the Schubert Centre Society property from Public and Institutional to Residential High Density. The redesignation would allow for the rezoning of area to a high density residential zone that would enable a seniors oriented apartment to be constructed. The area proposed to be redesignated, rezoned and developed for a seniors oriented apartment site is lined and noted as Subject Lands on the area photo at right The Open House for the subject OCP amendment application is to be held as follows: Location:
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NOTICE OF LEASE In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, The City of Vernon hereby advises of its intent to lease a 7,178.45 square foot portion of Lot 1, Plan KAP69447, DLs 62, 66, 67, ODYD, except Plan KAP69449 (Vernon Regional Airport) with the civic address of 6320 Tronson Road to 465808 B.C. Ltd. from August 1, 2011 until December 31, 2015. The rent will be $3,086.73 ($0.43 per square foot) for each respective lease year and the tenant will be responsible for property taxes, utilities and insurance as required. The tenant will have right of renewal for three (3) further terms of ﬁve (5) years each, with the rent for renewal terms to be determined at fair market rent but not less than the previous term or renewal term. Further inquires as to the Lease, please contact Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245.
NOTICE OF EASEMENT In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, The City of Vernon hereby advises its intent to provide an encroachment Easement to 0869733 BC Ltd. (Nixon Wenger LLP Lawyers) for an aerial encroachment of the building located at Lot 1, Plan KAP90934, Sec. 34, Twp. 9, ODYD, 2706 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC. The encroachment easement will require a one-time fee to the City of $1,250.00. Further inquires as to the Easement, please contact Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245.
every day of their lives. If you know someone who bravely faces inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is making a difference in their community or in the lives of others, or if you know someone who deserves recognition for their support of an individual with IBD, you can nominate them at at www.getgutsymonth.com. Entry forms will be accepted until Oct. 1.
2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the Electors of the Corporation of the City of Vernon that nomination for the ofﬁces of: Mayor — 1 vacancy Councillor — 6 vacancies will be received by the Chief Election Ofﬁcer or a designated person, as follows: The Corporation of the City of Vernon 3400 - 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 5E6 250-545-1361
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualiﬁed to be nominated, elected, and to hold ofﬁce as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are ﬁled; and • not disqualiﬁed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding ofﬁce. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting Patti Bridal, Chief Election Ofﬁcer, 250-550-3524 or Sue Blakely, Deputy Chief Election Ofﬁcer, 250-550-3526.
ATHLETIC COMMISSION - REQUEST TO FILL VACANCY The Council of The Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to ﬁll one (1) vacancy on the Athletic Commission. The role of the Athletic Commission is to regulate and supervise regulated sports, which includes professional boxing, wrestling, kickboxing and like activities, contests and exhibitions. Those persons who are not directly or indirectly associated with any regulated sport and who are interested in serving on the Athletic Commission are requested to pick up the copy of consolidated Bylaw # 4910 and a volunteer application form at Reception in City Hall, or visit our website at www.vernon.ca and return same no later than Friday, September 16, 2011 by 4:30 pm.
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wo weeks ago I promised more on blueberries and todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feature is just that. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already covered many of the amazing health attributes of these berries and today youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn a few more. For instance a serving of blueberries is only 80 calories, has no fat, and is packed with vitamin C and fibre. In fact, just a handful of blueberries will meet our daily requirement of fibre. Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese, which is essential for bone development and for converting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in food into energy. Blueberries are leaders in antioxidant properties of any fruit, which is so important in preventing disease, and with B.C. being a world leader in blueberry production, we are fortunate to have a fresh, excellent supply of this amazing fruit. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes include a delicious stuffed french toast, a blueberry spinach salad, and, since peaches are also in season, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve combined blueberries and peaches in a smoothie and muffin recipe. Both are excellent for breakfast or a snack. Blueberry Stuffed French Toast Cooking spray 6 eggs 1 tsp. finely grated orange zest 2/3 cup orange juice 3 tbsp. sugar, divided Pinch salt, optional 1 cup fresh blueberries (if frozen, thaw and drain first) 8 thick (3/4-to-1-inch) slices French or Italian white bread 1 pkg. softened cream cheese (4 oz) 1/3 cup sliced almonds (optional) Blueberry sauce (recipe below) Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl beat eggs, orange zest, juice, 2 tbsp. sugar and the salt until well blended. Pour into a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small
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Load up on antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C and great taste with this recipe for blueberry stuffed french toast. The breakfast or brunch treat can be served with a simple blueberry sauce, below, and sprinkled with icing sugar. bowl combine blueberries and the remaining 1 tbsp. sugar; set aside. Open bread slices in pairs and butter each slice of bread with a layer of cream cheese. Top one piece of bread with layer of blueberry mixture and top with second piece of bread to form a sandwich. Place filled sandwiches into egg mixture. Let stand turning once, until egg mixture is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Arrange french toast on prepared baking sheet, sprinkle with almonds. Bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning slices after 10 minutes. Serve with blueberry sauce, whipped cream, or syrup of your choice. Sauce: 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp. cornstarch 1 cup water (or use half water, half orange juice) 1 cup blueberries 2 tbsp. butter Mix all ingredients together in saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring until thickened and berries have popped.
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1 cup blue cheese crumbled (I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like blue cheese so use any white cheese.) 4 (6 oz. each) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced In a skillet, over medium heat, sautĂŠ bacon until crisp, about seven minutes. Remove bacon and crumble; set aside. Add onion to drippings in skillet; cook, stirring, until translucent, about four minutes. Add sugar, vinegar, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer five minutes.
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recently returned from an international strength and conditioning conference in California, The Perform Better Summit. I always get 100 per cent fired up during these conferences and this was one of the best due to so many of the best minds in the industry in one place, and I came home inspired more than ever! Each presenter was topnotch but one left a lasting impression. I was lucky to attend a lecture from Brian Grasso regarding “Long term sports training for youth.” As a mother of two young boys it has always been my focus to keep my children healthy and active as much as possible and let them experience a variety of activities and what they enjoy. I have always encouraged parents to let their children experience “play” and not focus on one sport at a young age. The more the child plays in a variety of activities, the better they become. Have you ever thought why it’s so important to let your child play and let them experi-
adults who work with children have become too busy or scared to let our youth know they are our future and show them how amazing they are. Another important point that Grasso made during the lecture was a reminder to me and sparked my goal with this article. Multiple research in non-competitive movement (play) since 1967 shows an increase in academic improvement in youth. Basically, our kids are smarter when they move. I believe we all know that or I had always hoped so. Hearing that reminder lit a fire PHOTO SUBMITTED under my butt and a finger up Linden Catt and Grayson Bell enjoy a fun water gun fight in the summer to the system. As a parent I urge you to heat. speak with your school district, along and never forget. ence a variety of activities? It’s school and teacher. Our kids On average, boys under the a technical term called neuroneed more activity in school, age of two years (the research plasticity. The easy definition is and our system doesn’t need only mentioned boys) have the brain learning input from anymore money taken away more than 12 physical affirmathe environment. What your from getting our children tions daily such as: a hi-five, a child does becomes ingrained active. As a parent do what you hug, a great job. Once that boy and is a learned pattern that can for your child but also open reaches two years and older, they never forget. This is why I your mouth and encourage highly encourage parents to not those numbers drop to four. others to do the same. Our chilpigeon hole their child into one My jaw dropped. Not only dren are the future. sport or activity at a young age. has our society become scared Rhonda Catt is a certified to let our kids play outside What really hit home durpersonal trainer in the North because of strangers, and our ing this lecture was something Okanagan. She can be reached I hope every parent and teacher youth are becoming increasingly heavier, we as parents and at email@example.com. who reads this article will pass
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he other day I was recommendation to our client to consider drilling driving between an exploration well into Oliver and OK Falls and was held up for the structure we had identified. some time due to road I didn’t much like paving work. being a computer level I had a CBC staone even though I was tion on my radio and promoted to computer they were interviewing level two, so after a year this guy who is some or so I took a leave kind of AI (Artificial of absence and went Intelligence) expert. He back to school. made a comReturning to ment that Calgary a couple caught my of years later attention after seismic when he said recording had something “gone digital”, I to the effect discovered that that before a computing the word computer Vernon PC Users’ Club “machine” had taken over most came to refer of the computational to a machine, it was a aspects of my former job title. job. I perked up because Now back to the AI I actually was one. My first job out of university guy on the radio. He went on to observe that was with an exploration 60 years ago, one might company in Calgary have overheard somethat had crews roamone trying to explain to ing around parts of the world firing off explosive another that a machine was able to compute charges in shallow drill “just like a human holes or under water being,” but much faster. and recording the seisNowadays one is mic energy bouncing off geological structures that more apt to hear a person with exceptional might harbour oil and/ computational and or gas. information recall skills My job was to anabeing described as “just lyze (compute) paper like a computer.” seismic records, identify Extrapolating down likely petroleum bearing the road this might structures and pass my suggest, at a time when work on to a seismolocomputers are winning gist for further analysis at chess and Jeopardy, leading possibly to a
that eventually a machine may take on all human attributes and capabilities. This possibility the AI expert hastened to debunk, pointing out that although a computer can be programmed
to do many things very quickly and accurately, it is still just a very fast adder and subtracter. No one has yet figured out how to write code that would allow a computer to recognize an old friend across
the room, or provoke a tear, a laugh or a frown at some sentimental or emotional situation. The next meeting of the Vernon PC Users’ Club is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in the cafeteria.
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This year is the International Year of the Forests, and to celebrate the Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) is organizing a panel to examine Vernon’s “amenity’ landscape in light of local forest planning strategies for the next 50 years. The event, taking place Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Schubert Centre, will feature panel member Dr. Romella Glorioso. She will lead the discussion on the negative impacts of amenity migration, and answer questions on how we manage our forests when people migrate to live in smaller communities because of amenities offered, and how peak oil and climate change fit in. Glorioso has two
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Community Calendar SEPTEMBER 11 PAWS FOR A CAUSE Sept. 11, bring your dog on leash to join us at BX Ranch Park for a day of family fun at the 2011 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk. Starts at 9 a.m., with the walk starting 10 a.m. Enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, all in support of our furry friends in need. For more information or to register online or download a pledge form, see spca.bc.ca/Walk ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION VERNON Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. September golf tournament at Spallumcheen Executive Course. For info contact the Legion at 250-545-3295 or 250-542-2692. CELIAC MEETING Sept. 11 at noon at the Lake Country Winfield, Seniors Activity Centre, 9832 Bottom Lake Rd. Please bring a gluten free dish/desert, and cutlery and plates. For info., call Marie Ablett at 250-763-7159 or email@example.com FREE COMMUNITY BBQ AT SILVER STAR SCHOOL Sept. 11 starting 11:30 a.m., featuring bouncy castle and other events, barbecue at noon with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts. Wrap-up 2:30 p.m. Sponsor: East Hill Community Church. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB SUNDAY HIKE Sept. 11, OK Mountain Park hike. Meet library parking lot and depart 9 a.m. Above-ankle hiking boots, lunch, water required. Call Wally at 250-542-8358 for details or see www.vernonoutdoorsclub.org UKULELES FOR FUN Our third year begins Sept. 11 and 24 at the Army and Navy Club, in the Hangar. This is an all-adult club. Those who are new to playing should be there at 1:30 p.m. for introduction. Bring your uke if you have one. If not, come anyway. Bring a binder to put your supplied music in. Charge is $2 per class. Your new leader, Patch O’Donoghue, will be ready to begin at 1:30 p.m. Wives, husband and friends welcome, singers and listeners welcome, too! For more info., call Jan at 250-542-4912. PVSS SHOW & SHINE Sept. 11. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Car show 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Entry by donation. All special interest vehicles welcome (cars, trucks, bikes). Proceeds to Pleasant Valley secondary school Automotive Department and the PVSS Drag Race Club. Call Bob at 250-379-2491 or Peter at 250-542-1955. LUMBY & DISTRICT WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for info. contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. THE UNCHANGED GOSPEL STORY We invite you to listen to the story told simply and freely every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. except for Sept. 18 only, at 7 p.m., at the Schubert Centre, 3505 – 30th Ave, Vernon.
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SILLY SCIENCE AT THE OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE is back in action with more incredibly fun activities than ever before! Your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some “serious fun”! For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.okscience.ca for details. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB meets Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome. Listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192 for more information. VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MEETS Sept. 12 at 6:30 in the education rooms in the basement at the hospital. Meet at the gift shop and be escorted down. The auxiliary raises monies for hospital
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Feature Event: Junction Literacy Centre seeks tutors to help students after school
ur Literacy Centre provides after school tutoring services to assist children and youth who are financially disadvantaged and working below grade level. Paid teachers work with referred students one-on-one or in small groups. Teachers who prefer to volunteer are also welcome to apply. This is a rewarding opportunity for retired and experienced educators. Please submit a cover letter and your resume to Lana Schuster at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-275-3118. For more information go to our website at: www.junctionliteracy.ca and click on after school tutoring. equipment and patient comfort items. We need people who are interested in crafts, knitting, and working in the gift shop and volunteering in the hospital. Guests are always welcome. CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION GROUP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. This is an informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Interested parties should call 250-5426155 and ask for Carole, if not available please leave a message. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call John at 545-0119. FREE FENCING LESSON with Okanagan Freestyle Fencing. Please come in for a complimentary lesson, no experience or equipment is necessary. All you need are clean indoor runners and jogging pants. For more information, check out www.okanaganfreestylefencing.com or call Matt at 250 306 9253. VERNON MONDAY NIGHT TOASTMASTERS Meet every Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. We would love to have you join us. Come as a guest and become a new member! Our first meeting of the season will be Sept. 12 in the cafeteria of the Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Call Christine Kinakin at 250-545-1359 or Rob Dickinson at 250-379-2778 for info. COUNTERPOINT CHOIR Vernon’s adult mixed choir, begins season Sept.12 at Knox Presbyterian Church for up to 40 voices. First soprano, tenor and bass singers, preferably with choir experience, are encouraged to call choir director Coreen Smith at 250-549-4339 for vocal placement interview prior to first practice. Classical, gospel and contemporary choral works rehearsed in preparation for January’s concert. Call Cynthia Markson, 250-545-1505. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AGM Annual gen-
eral meeting Sept. 12 at 5 p.m., 3100-28th Ave. (upstairs). ARMSTRONG FOOD INITIATIVE SOCIETY Produce Sharing Program at the Community Garden (behind the red caboose on Smith Drive). Every Monday until Oct. 10. From 9 to 10 a.m., growers drop off any extra produce they wish to donate; from 10 a.m. to noon, consumers pick up produce. This program was started two years ago to reduce local food waste by connecting growers who had extra produce with consumers who needed it.
SEPTEMBER 13 ARMSTRONG GIRL GUIDE REGISTRATION Sept. 13 at Centennial Hall from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The fun starts at age 5. Looking for leaders and parent helpers too!
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Community Calendar SEPTEMBER 13 COLDSTREAM WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INSTITUTE MEETS Sept.13 at the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. Our regular meeting is at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. you are invited to an open house and refreshments. Bring a friend; find out what we do, charities, community involvement, etc. New members always welcome. For information call 250-542-8878. VERNON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Meet every Tuesday, starting Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church Hall on Alexis Park Drive. Beginners welcome, no partner required and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be Scottish! Come check out this social, fun type of dancing. For more information call 250-545-2626. ELKS LODGE meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876 for info. New members welcome. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court. VERNON PC USERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CLUB holds its monthly meeting Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in the cafeteria. Join us and get answers to your computer and camera-related questions. Call Betty at 542-7024 or Olive at 542-8490 for more information.
UPCOMING AMNESTY INTERNATIONALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VERNON GROUP MEETS Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Meeting will be celebration of groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th anniversary. If you are a new member or supporter, please join us! A special request goes out to all our longtime members: even if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to a meeting in awhile, please join us for a trip down memory lane of all the cases, campaigns, events that our group took part in. See www.amnestyvernon.ca. VERNON KALAMALKA CHORUS of Sweet Adelines International invites women who love to sing to join them on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. at the Halina Centre, 3310-37th Ave. For further information, call Grace at 545-0808, or Deanna at 542-9229. WELLNESS DINNER CLUB Sept. 14 is the reservation deadline for the dinner on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a vegetarian dinner and a health presentation by Phil Brewer at the Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall, 45th Avenue at Pleasant Valley Road. Payment is by donation. Reserve by leaving a message at 250-545-3969. POLSON PARK FITNESS EQUIPMENT ORIENTATION Recreation Services is providing
free orientations on how to use the new fitness equipment at Polson Park. For ages 13 years and older. Sept. 14 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. To register visit us online at www.greatervernonrecreation. ca or call Deb Treherne at 250-550-3672. Preregistration is mandatory. VERNON & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY will hear a presentation on World Vital Records, a genealogical web site with information on over one billion names, at its meeting Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:15; Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class starts at 6:30; meeting starts at 7 and Joyce Young will begin her presentation at 7:30. The society meets at its Resource Centre in the lower hall, Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. Newcomers welcome. Further information: 250-542-4902. SET SAIL WITH SCIENCE Okanagan Science Centre presents, Set Sail with Science, from downtown Kelowna Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Discover the science, natural history, and beauty of Okanagan Lake from local scientists on this lake cruise aboard the Kelowna Princess. Feature presenter, Dr. Murray A Roed, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okanagan Geology, British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;? will narrate the visual geologic splendours and share never before seen sonar images of the lake bottom. A rare opportunity that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss! Join us for an evening of scientific wonder that will leave you with an enhanced appreciation of the lake and our natural environment. Limited space. Tickets are $25 per person (cash bar and menu available). Tickets available at: Okanagan Science Centre, 2704 Hwy 6, 250545-3644. SCHUBERT SINGERS have returned from a most successful summer trip to eastern cities and will resume their fall practice under Trudy McGrath. Starts Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to join us. For further info, phone Wilf Lynch at 250-549-2352.
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Appraisers to uncover treasures at art gallery Morning Star Staff
It could be a gilt-framed oil portrait that has been passed down in the family, or perhaps a soft pastel landscape neglected on the wall, but to Peter Blundell and Anthony Westbridge, there could be treasures out there worth their weight in gold. Westbridge of Westbridge Fine Arts in Vancouver has been invited by Blundell, a Vernon art and antiques appraiser, to join him in the Heirloom Discovery Day at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Oct. 5. Westbridge will be performing verbal opinions of value on art with a view of taking some paintings down to Vancouver for inclusion in one of his regular live and online auctions held on a monthly schedule. Blundell will also be performing verbal opinions of value mostly on antiques and collectables. He will conduct 15 minute interviews with each person who books an appointment throughout the day. “You should be prepared to see either of these experts, or both, it will be your choice.” said Kelly McIntosh, the new curatorial assistant at the VPAG. Westbridge is one of Canada’s leading art experts. He is the publisher of The Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction and The Canadian Art Sales Index, now in its 25th year. Westbridge will assess all kinds of art pieces, but says he is particularly interested in Canadian-made paintings and sculpture, and is looking forward to coming to the Okanagan and seeing what locals will present to him. “Some of Westbridge’s books will be available for sale on the day,” said McIntosh.
Antique appraiser Peter Blundell, left, and art expert Anthony Westbridge discuss a masterwork by artist Mildred Valley Thornton. The two men are conducting the Heirloom Discovery Day at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Oct. 5. Blundell will tackle the antiques that are brought his way, and is prepared to assess most items except jewelry, coins, stamps, guns and wristwatches, however, pocket watches and swords will be accepted. The public is asked to bring in items no
more than 400 years old. “If you have a large piece of furniture, you can bring a drawer and a picture with measurements. This will give Peter a good idea of the wood and where in the world it came from,” said McIntosh.
Up to three items are permitted per 15-minute booking, and cost for an appointment is $35, with part proceeds going to the Vernon Public Art Gallery. To make an appointment, visit or call the gallery at 250-545-3173.
Locally made TV pilot gets premiere screening in Vernon Cast and crew on hand to screen award-winning Gothic drama Morning Star Staff
An award-winning TV pilot that was primarily shot in the Lavington area is making its premiere at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. The special one-night screening of La Fontaine, produced by McLink Enterprises Ltd., in association with TechYou Digital Media, is just one of the many events the pilot’s makers have been exposed to since filming began. “We’ve been getting lots of calls about where the show is headed and how we’d like to move forward. It’s a very exciting time,” said the show’s creator, writer, and director M.F. (Matt) McDowell, adding the producers hope to develop La Fontaine into an Okanagan-based television series that will have a long and profitable run on TV and media’s
Actress Jentille Viens is one of the Okanagan cast members of La Fontaine, a locally filmed TV pilot that will get its first Vernon screening at the Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. other platforms. A one-hour modern, Gothic drama about a family who moves to a small town that has a secret
culture of genetic manipulation (natural and unnatural), production on La Fontaine began in the spring of 2010 and boasts an
entirely Okanagan cast and crew. Principal photography was shot in the Lavington and Vernon areas of the North Okanagan,
with secondary photography in Kelowna and Lake Country. Since being produced as a spec pilot, La Fontaine has won Best Drama Pilot at the 2011 Banff World Media Festival, and was more recently nominated for Best Drama and Best Writer at the ITV Fest in Los Angeles. Winning such a prestigious award at the Banff World Media Festival, described as the “Olympics of Television” was something of a shock for McDowell, an L.A. filmmaker who now calls the North Okanagan home. “Winning the Best Drama Pilot in an international competition was great,” he said. “My heart was pounding. Cameron Gordon, the lead in La Fontaine, was there to share the win and we were both going crazy.” The Sept. 24 screening is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and many members of the cast and crew, including McDowell, will be on hand at the event. Admission to the screening at the Performing Arts Centre is by donation.
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Books will a-maze Continued from page B7 –– Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman. In 1905 in Berne, Switzerland, Albert Einstein is on the cusp of developing his theory of relativity, and he is working out the kinks in his dreams. Lightman’s novel is a collection of these Einstein’s dreams, each of Dreams which dramatizes the unusual passage of time. In one dream, time runs backward; in another, time is gained by moving more quickly. In this tangled world, time behaves in unexpected ways, and the world is
shaped accordingly. There is no predicting how things “ought to be.” –– Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. When Richard Mayhew plays the Good Samaritan, stopping to help Door, a threatened rag girl, he falls through the cracks from London Above to London Below – a maze of tunnels, hidden passageways, and dead ends where time Neverwhere has no meaning. In this dark underworld, Richard questions the reality of his own existence and wonders if he will ever find his way again to London Above. –– Parts of this column originally appeared in Library Journal.
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Here’s a chance to clean out that garage, basement or attic and help the museum!
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THE GREATER VERNON MUSEUM & ARCHIVES will be holding its ﬁrst annual
Trinkets and Treasures
AUCTION October 16th at
3021 - 29th Avenue, Vernon Drop off unwanted vintage or collectible furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, tools, books, and other items at Antique Imports from now through to October! Proceeds from the sale go directly to the museum!
Piper Ian Dorval, left, and tenor drummer Mackenzie Crerar, with the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band, and piper Norm Crerar (Mackenzie’s great uncle) and bass drummer Ted McRae, of the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band, admire the first place ribbon the combined bands won at the IPE parade Sept. 3. Registration for both bands takes place this week. Sign up for the Arran Campbell youth band is Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the House of Dwarfs on 29th Street. Registration for the Kalamalka Highlanders is Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Vernon Recreation Centre.
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EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT
Fehr alleviates fears over economy GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor
As he talked to a crowd of concerned investors Wednesday morning, Craig Fehr likened the economic landslide of 2008 to a movie. A very bad movie. Fehr, a St. Louis-based financial services equity analyst with Edward Jones, was the guest speaker at a seminar at the Vernon Golf & Country Club, lending his investing insight to the group of 70 in attendance. “2008 is all too fresh in investors’ memories. We’ve seen the movie and the ending was pretty lousy in ‘08. People don’t want to sit through the movie again this time to see how it ends,” said Fehr. “You typically see that in investors; they have short memories, but very vivid memories of what most recently happened to them.” With U.S. and European debt troubles making major headlines, combined with a general slowdown in the global economy, Fehr says it is understandable that investors are being cautious with their money. However, he also sees differences in what is happening now and what went down in 2008. For starters, Fehr noted the Canadian unemployment rate has steadily declined to 7.2 per cent from a two-year high 8.7 per cent in September 2009. Fehr also said non-financial North American corporations are holding $1.9 trillion on their books, meaning about 13 per cent of their net worth is in cash. That allows them more flexibility to operate more freely in a period of slow growth, which in turn helps stimulate the economy, he said. “Some of the fundamentals that were deteriorating in ‘08 are improving now... slowly, but they are improving,” said Fehr, who will tour Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Penticton, Osoyoos and Kelowna during his Okanagan visit. “It’s important to keep the right perspective on things and managing things you can control, which are your emotions. We can’t control what’s going on around the world.”
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Craig Fehr, a financial services equity analyst with Edward Jones, talks to a crowded room about investment opportunities in the current economic climate during a Wednesday morning seminar at the Vernon Golf & Country Club. And while slower than many had hoped, economic growth is expected to be positive, albeit bumpy, in 2011. Fehr, who has been with Edward Jones since 2002, said the economy moves more like a dump truck, and less like the Lamborghini investors want it to be. “It’s slow, it’s sluggish and once it gets moving in one direction it’s difficult to change it. It doesn’t handle corners very well, but it’s pretty reliable and it usually gets you where you want to go.”
With stock prices dropping and investors hesitant about getting back into the market, Fehr says there are solid long-term opportunities for those daring enough to get back in the game. And despite the bleak picture painted by the current state of affairs, he doesn’t believe the financial landscape is as bad as it is made out to be. “What we’re seeing is a disconnect. We’re seeing the market react to something it feels is really severe, when in reality the economic picture we’re looking at... is
just kind of slow and frustrating, but not severely negative. “When you get that disconnect between investment prices and the economic reality, it tends to be an opportunity to buy quality investments,” he said. “It’s about making smart decisions on a longer-term time frame. If you take a longer view of things and say ‘What’s going to happen over the next three, five or 10 years?’ the picture is much brighter and it creates an opportunity for investors.”
Tourism association accepting award nominations Morning Star Staff
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is accepting nominations from organizations from across the region for the 2011 Tourism Excellence Awards. The event will be part of the third annual Thompson Okanagan Tourism Industry Summit, Nov. 2-4 at Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops. The program provides an opportunity to showcase innovation and excellence within the tourism industry. Awards will be presented in six categories: Employer Of The Year – Through the implementation of excellent human resources practices this business or organization has attracted, trained and retained staff and has produced high levels of customer satisfaction. Environmental Responsibility – Through environmental programs and practices this business or organization has engaged its staff, guests and the community in reducing its carbon footprint. Technology and Innovation – Through the innovative use of technology, this business or organization has improved its
operations, employee procedures and/or guest experiences. Community Sport Tourism – This business or organization has demonstrated a community partnership between sport and tourism which has resulted in increased tourism revenues. Tourism Marketing – There will be two awards for this category (less than $15,000 and more than $15,000). This business or organization has implemented a creative, comprehensive and innovative marketing program which has resulted in increased tourism revenues. Social Media Initiative – This business or organization has implemented an outstanding social media marketing campaign or initiative. Any of the more than 3,200 tourism-related businesses and organizations operating in the Thompson Okanagan region are eligible to be nominated for these awards. This includes community tourism organizations, private businesses, non-profit organizations and businesses, as well as product-based alliances. All nominations must relate to initiatives, campaigns or programs which have been started
or operated sometime during the 16-month period July 1, 2010 to Oct. 31, 2011. All TOTA stakeholders are invited to nominate a business or organization for these awards. Eligible tourism-related organizations and businesses may also nominate themselves. Nominations must be received by TOTA by Friday, Oct. 14. For more information on the summit, and to download a nomination form, visit www.carbondigital.ca/totaSummit. “Our region has hundreds of amazing, world-class tourism destinations and attractions working hard every day to implement the industry’s best practices and attract increasing numbers of international and domestic travellers,” said Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA CEO. “We are pleased to recognize the innovation and excellence of our tourism industry through this annual awards program.” The awards will be presented during the Nov. 3 gala banquet at the tourism summit, and TOTA will also publicize the winners through its own publications and media announcements.
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Students learn skills in The City
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RBC Dominion Securities’ Jamie Paterson (second left), Tanis Hornhardt, Debbie Heale, Scott Boyd and daughter Kate present a $1,000 cheque to Wine, Women and Woods chair Cathie Cookson (left) and Dee Paterson. Missing is RBC’s Gary Cooper. The ninth annual Wine, Women and Woods charity golf tournament went Saturday, with a goal to raise $85,000 for an EnCor Breast Biopsy system for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. On-line donations can be made through the tournament website www.winewomenandwoods.com.
Surplus cash drawals over a period of time to minimize tax Editor’s Note: This is the third in a 10-part costs. series by Kirbey Lockhart titled “10 key decisions What are the funds going to be used for? for business owners.” f you are the owner-manager of a private If you don’t need the surplus funds immeCanadian corporation and have surplus cash diately for business or personal purposes, what are your reasons for moving funds out of the accumulating in your company, you may be corporation? wondering whether to retain the funds in the company, or withdraw them while paying as A good starting point is to analyze your lonlittle tax as possible. ger-term goals, which could include: Planning for retirement – are you going to If so, there are a number of questions you should consider before you take action. use the funds for your retirement by contributing to a registered retirement savings plan (RSP), Is there a business need for the cash? When you realize that you have surplus cash individual pension plan (IPP) or retirement in your corporation, ask yourself if you will need compensation arrangement (RCA)? Estate planning – do you want to enhance it for business purposes in the short term. Will you need to use the cash to pay installthe value of the estate you will pass on to your family? Many potentially effecments of income tax or GST? Does your business experience seasonal slow tive estate-planning strategies involve periods when cash flow will need to be insurance-based solutions. The funds may grow on a tax-sheltered basis supplemented? and may be accessed at retirement to Consider whether you will have to supplement retirement income and/or pay down debts or make any major be paid out tax-free on death. purchases in the near future. If you have excess cash that won’t Asset preservation – if you want to mitigate the risk of funds being be used for business purposes, the Kirbey Lockhart subject to claims from corporate investment income earned on this surcreditors, consider transferring excess cash to plus cash may be taxed at the corporate investment tax rates, which are slightly higher than the a holding company. There are various ways to top personal tax rates. accomplish this. Do you need the surplus cash for personal Note that keeping excess investments or an insurance policy in a corporation may disqualify purposes? your shares as qualifying small business shares, Do you have personal expenses coming up, such as income tax installments that must be so that the capital gains exemption may not be paid on time? You may also be considering a available. One alternative is to implement these major purchase like a vacation property or plan- strategies within a properly structured holding company. ning to help out with a family member’s educaIf you’ve decided to take funds out of your tion costs, wedding expenses or house down payment. corporation, consider potential strategies that If you know you will need to withdraw surcould help you make the withdrawal and miniplus funds from the corporation to meet these mize the tax consequences. Kirbey Lockhart is an investment advisor with personal expenses, consider when you will need RBC Dominion Securities. This article is provided the funds. It’s important to understand the tax for information purposes only. Consult with a proconsequences of making the withdrawal and whether it will be possible to make several withfessional advisor before implementing a strategy.
Canadian youth preparing to head out on their own now have an online tool to help them understand the financial decisions they will face. The City, a financial life skills resource designed to prepare students for financial management, is a free web-based program developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC). It was based on the award-winning program developed by the BCSC that has been adapted for all Canadian provinces and territories. In the safe, virtual world of The City, students learn how to separate their needs from wants, and create a financial plan and budget. “The entire resource deals with how to handle credit and investments, how to deal with insurance, how to deal with fraud...I do believe that it is a very relevant resource,” said Lucy Johnson, a teacher at Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale, Alta. The City uses soap opera-style stories to introduce financial topics to students make learning about money easy and fun, helping them relate to the life-like events they experience through the featured characters. To learn more about The City and other online financial resources, visit fcac.gc.ca.
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Graycon Group is pleased to welcome the newest members to our team: Keith McDonald Keith joins the Managed Services team in our Kelowna ofﬁce. His role is IT support for small and medium businesses with a focus in implementing and maintaining small business servers. He attended college in Moncton, NB where he graduated as an Information Systems Specialist with a specialty in Cisco. Keith comes to us from Protocol Technologies where he was a Network Analyst.
Randal Lyon Randal joins the Sales team in our Kelowna ofﬁce. His focus is on providing IT solutions for small and medium businesses in the Okanagan Valley. He previously was the founder and partner of an IT ﬁrm that provides Networking and Computer Education Solutions. At the same ﬁrm, he managed an Executive Consulting division, helping CEO’s adapt to the changing world of Technology. Randal comes to us from Protocol Technologies where he was a Technical Consultant and Senior Accounts Manager.
Graycon is a network infrastructure solutions ﬁrm that specializes in the design, implementation, and support of all network infrastructures. Note: VODA Computer Systems Ltd. in Kamloops and Kelowna recently merged with Calgary-based Graycon Group Ltd. Now, Graycon brings more resources, more skills and more in-depth IT experience than ever before to BC businesses.
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EDITOR: RICHARD ROLKE
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En route, I was intrigued by a sign pointing to a Roman Spa, Trefriw Wells. Reputed to have been discovered by soldiers of the XXth Roman Legion, our self-guided tour took us to the Victorian Pump Room where I partook of the iron-rich waters from inside a golden stalactite-studded cavern. Later, we sojourned in magnificent Bodnant Garden situated above the River Conwy. Truly balm unto the soul, the 87-acre site boasts formal terraced gardens and water features. A highlight for me was a saunter through the 160-foot long flowering laburnum tunnel. By evening, we had reached the coastal town of Llandudno. Dubbed the Queen of Welsh resorts, this town was designed by the Victorians and curves between the twin limestone headlands of Great and Little Orme. For a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye view, we joined the locals and took the century-old tramway on a mile-long climb up to the summit of the Great Orme. The area is a nature reserve crisscrossed by
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marked trails frequented by elusive Kashmiri wild goats. Following the bilingual road signs, we drove southwest to the harbor town of Porthmadog. En route, we visited the Llechwedd Slate Caverns and hopped on the last 45-minute underground tour. We donned our hard hats and climbed aboard a covered tramway which took us along an extensive network of tunnels and hand-hewn caverns. As the damp cold enveloped us, we learned of the hard and
dangerous life endured by the miners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This,â&#x20AC;? wrote one 12-year old miner in 1856, â&#x20AC;&#x153;was the hell the preacher talked about in churchâ&#x20AC;? The taped narrative punctuated with harp music and backed by a male-voice choir needed no Disneyland embellishment. As the evening sun dipped behind surrounding slag heaps, we left the cosy Miners Pub and continued on to Porthmadog. Situated in acres of grasslands and estuarine mudflats, this town is a
popular destination for train spotters who can take a narrow-gage train journey or just enjoy the action at the Welsh Highland Railway and Ffestiniog stations. Before leaving Wales, I wanted to visit the seaside town of Criccieth where I had spent a memorable childhood holiday. I knocked on the door of the house our family had once rented and the owner graciously gave us a tour. Little had changed in half a century. Blessed with a sweeping sand and shingle
beach, Cricciethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shore was dotted with families sheltering behind colorful striped windbreaks, while the more sedate dallied in popular tearooms. Standing on the promontory near 13th century Criccieth Castle, I pondered on the words of Percy Shelley who in 1812 wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steal, if possible, my revered friend, one summer and come to Wales.â&#x20AC;? It was good advice. Caroline Jackson is a writer with Travel Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.
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Smoking rate drops in B.C. Morning Star Staff
B.C. has the lowest smoking rate in Canada for the 12th year in a row at 14.3 per cent, says the 2010 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey B.C.’s overall smoking rate fell to 14.3 per cent in 2010 from 14.9 per cent in 2009, according to the CTUMS. Overall in Canada, smoking rates are 17 per cent. Ontario has the second-lowest rate at 15 per cent, with Saskatchewan the highest at 21 per cent. Most positively, B.C.’s smoking rate for youth aged 15 to 19 years decreased from 13 per cent in 2009 to 8.9 per cent in 2010. This is the lowest rate achieved since 1999. The national rate is 12 per cent. In addition, B.C.’s smoking rate for 25-to44-year-old current smokers decreased from 21 per cent in 2009 to 16 percent in 2010. Similarly, the rate for daily smokers aged 25 to 44 went from 18.5 per cent in 2009 to 11 per cent. “I am very pleased to see that B.C. continues to have the lowest smoking rates in the country. It is just one more example of why British Columbia is the healthiest jurisdiction in Canada,” said Health Minister Michael de Jong. Despite having the lowest rate in the coun-
try, smoking still causes significant illness and death in B.C. Each year, more than 6,000 British Columbians die from tobacco use. The cost to the B.C. economy is approximately $2.3 billion annually, including
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Independent power producers, a climate scientist and an advocate for aboriginal development urged the B.C. government Wednesday to stick with B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to become self-sufficient in clean energy. B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of eliminating power imports by 2016 was questioned by a panel of senior officials who reviewed BC Hydro operations this summer and recommended ways to slow rate increases. Power producers say this short-term cost cutting would push BC Hydro to import more electricity at spot market rates that BC Hydro is predicting to soar in the years John Horgan to come. And they argue that the review panel used an â&#x20AC;&#x153;allin estimated costâ&#x20AC;? for independent power that includes power line extensions and the cost of converting intermittent power to firm, long-term supply. In an â&#x20AC;&#x153;apples to applesâ&#x20AC;? comparison, independent producers match or beat the price of new power sources developed by BC Hydro, said Paul Kariya, executive director of the Clean Energy Association of B.C. Judith Sayers, former chief the the Hupacasath First Nation on Vancouver Island, said small runof-river development helped her community to learn business as well as gain a steady income and a clean electricity source. There are now 125 B.C. aboriginal communities involved with clean energy projects, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to first nations because we need to get involved in development thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistent with our values,â&#x20AC;? Sayers said. Andrew Weaver, Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling at the University of Victoria, said B.C. is risking its leadership role in clean energy. It should be looking beyond self-sufficiency to what is really needed to meet the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of a one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which means innovations like widespread use of electric cars, he said. BC Hydro uses a series of drought years from the 1940s as its â&#x20AC;&#x153;critical waterâ&#x20AC;? benchmark for selfsufficiency, but Weaver said that measure is losing accuracy because of greenhouse gas accumulation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we expect to see is an increased likelihood of overall water, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming in the winter, in increasingly extreme events, with an increased likelihood of drought in the summer,â&#x20AC;? Weaver said. Graham Horn, vice-president of Innergex Renewable Energy, said his company is considering making B.C. the base for its North and South American clean energy operations, based on its
progressive policies. Montreal-based Innergex operates the Ashlu Creek and Fitzsimmons Creek run-of-river projects near Whistler, and recently completed a group of projects at the north end of Harrison Lake. NDP energy critic John Horgan said BC Hydro should not be paying to connect independent power projects to the grid, unless it is to help a remote community get off diesel generators. And it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use its large dam capacity to shape intermittent power so private companies can benefit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A public utility is not supposed to improve the bottom line for shareholders, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fundamental flaw in the IPP policies of the B.C. Liberals,â&#x20AC;? Horgan said.
DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM GRANT IN AID Annually, the Council of the District of Coldstream may provide assistance by way of a grant to not-for-proÂżt organizations which provide services that the Council considers necessary or desirable. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2011. Grants must be applied for on an annual basis and approval in one year does not imply or suggest that approval in any subsequent year will occur. Application forms are available at the District ofÂżce, 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday or on line at www.districtofcoldstream.ca Trevor Seibel Director of Financial Administration
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B.C.’s physiotherapists want to help everyone get back to school and work injury free. Now that the annual trek back to school and work has begun, the Physiotherapy Association of B.C. has put together a few tips to prevent pain or injury when carrying a heavy load to and from work or when selecting a backpack for your child. “We can all use a reminder about how to lift and carry heavy loads,” said Rebecca Tunnacliffe, CEO of the Physiotherapy Association of BC. “Carrying a backpack, heavy purse or luggage can, overtime, cause neck and shoulder strain. By following our Physio-4 Tips for Carrying you can reduce your chance for injury.” 1. Split the load. Divide groceries into two lighter bags to distribute the weight more evenly. If carrying just one bag, alternate sides. Always carrying a bag, purse or briefcase on one side can put strain on your neck, shoulder and lower back – switch it up. 2. Fit your backpack. Choose a pack with two padded straps and a chest or waist belt to provide adequate support. Tighten the straps so the pack fits against your upper back and the waist belt is snugly fastened around your hips. Place heavier items in the center and close to your back. 3. Keeping it close lightens the load. Carry a purse with a strap diagonally across your body, messenger style to distribute the weight more evenly. This will encourage a more efficient posture. Your physiotherapist can show you how to improve posture and keep you pain free. 4. Push rather than pull luggage. The new all directional wheels make it even easier to maneuver. Keep your feet close to the luggage to maintain a more upright body position and minimize strain. The Physiotherapy Association of B.C. created the Physio-4 to share the expertise of its members with fellow British Columbians. “Each month, on our website (movingforlife.ca), we provide four tips for a specific activity or health issue relating to that month to help keep British Columbians moving for life,” said Tunnacliffe. “We want British Columbians to know that if they are injured or in pain, a physiotherapist can help. After all, we are the healthcare professionals physicians recommend most.” The Physio-4 Tips for Carrying provides suggestions to keep British Columbians pain and injury free. Starting this month, British Columbians injured on the job will have direct access to physiotherapy treatments. WorkSafeBC has agreed that patients no longer
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Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL
PUZZLE NO. 203
ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203
HOW TO PLAY: Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box. 110106
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The chances that nice things could happen to you will increase considerably. If you rarely get out to see people, do what you can to circulate as much as possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Even if it’s an unheard-of occurrence, for some reason you should find yourself quite relaxed when involved in a partnership situation. You’ll find the perfect person with whom you’ll share much in common.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don’t be afraid to strive for objectives that might test your capabilities and talents. The harder you try to climb the ladder of success, the luckier you are likely to get.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) An old project that was going nowhere can be resurrected and made meaningful at this time. You’ll do so with a little dab of ingenuity here and a touch of elbow grease there. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Achieving social acceptance isn’t likely to be a problem for you. Your strong, charismatic personality will emerge and function like a magnet, drawing everyone to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) You are likely to have an accurate grasp of most situations, whether they are social or commercial in nature. If you have any thoughts on how to handle your affairs, put them to the test. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Something of a profitable nature can be developed, generating additional income from something other than your usual source. Diligently search for new, lucrative venues.
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DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM CANCELLATION OF PUBLIC HEARING The Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the Lavington Fire Hall, 9739 School Road, Coldstream, BC, to consider District of Coldstream Zoning Bylaw No. 1382, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 1593, 2011, Amendment No. 29, is cancelled. The Public Hearing was cancelled because the boundaries of the map that showed 176 Mt. Fosthall Drive (Lot G, Sec. 26, TP 9, ODYD, Plan 11207, Except Plans 17866, KAP50093 and KAP90056) were inaccurate as published in the September 2nd and 4th issues of the Morning Star.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder More an unblock than a spot Inigo DeLeon said, “The cure for writer’s cramp is writer’s block.” Today, though, surely that should be, “The cure for carpal tunnel syndrome is typist’s block.” We have been looking at deals in which keeping an eye on the critical spotcards has been important. Whenever I do a class on that subject, I usually end with this deal. It is not really a spot-card problem -- more spotting the way around a roadblock. Well, how would you try to make seven spades after West leads the club jack? As regular readers will know, I am not a fan of the two-diamond “waiting” response to two clubs.
I believe the responder should make a positive response with eight-plus points to tell partner that it is a slam deal (unless the hands ﬁt poorly). Here, though, North had such a strong hand that he knew he could take charge after he discovered South’s hand-type. When South rebid two spades, guaranteeing at least ﬁve spades and promising nine-plus winners, North launched into Blackwood before settling his side into seven spades. (Yes, seven no-trump would have been safer.) You seem to have 13 tricks: ﬁve spades, three hearts, two diamonds and three clubs. But how do you get them all with no dummy entry left? If you only held a spade lower
than the 10. There is a way that just requires reasonable breaks in clubs and hearts. First, take all three of dummy’s club winners, discarding your ace and king of hearts! Then, cash dummy’s three heart tricks, pitching your three diamond losers. Finally, draw trumps and claim.
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John (Jack) Elwyn Tracy Hacking passed away peacefully early September 2, 2011, at the Grand Forks Boundary Hospital, with his son Bob and friend Win close by. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his ﬁrst wife Elsie (Franson), his brother George, his step son Joe Vaas and his second wife Margaret (Vaas). He leaves behind his sister Annette (Don) Marshall, his sons Bob (Linda), Tracy (Heather) and daughter Kathy, 5 step-daughters, Bette (Steve) Mitchell, Phyllis (Bruno) Pavan, Francis Keopke, Monica Jackson and Pat (Art) Lang. Dad was born in Silverton, BC on December 25, 1917, to Ernest and Barbara Hacking. He joined the Army in 1939 and then the RCAF where he was stationed in England until his honourable discharge on October 2, 1945. In 1950 he went to work with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways until his retirement in 1982, at which time he and Margaret retired to Grand Forks. A special thank you to Win Blanchard who took such good care, ﬁrst of Mom and then of Dad, more than a caregiver, a true friend. Bless you Win. Dad’s favourite things were Margaret, canoeing, pancakes and a cold beer after a long paddle on Christina Lake (and not necessarily in that order!). Paddle on Dad, paddle on.
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Frances Was Born Aug. 11, 1921 in Wilcox Sask. and passed away on Sept. 1, 2011. Frances is survived by her two daughters Myrna (Gord) and Dianne (Joe), ﬁve grandchildren and ﬁfteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her ﬁrst husband, Ivan Georgeson and her second husband Bert Stewart. There will be no service by her request. She will be laid to rest in Moose Jaw Sask.
FENWICK Shirley Eva Fenwick passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 in the North Okanagan Hospice House with her loving husband, Cecil, at her side. Shirley is survived by her beloved family: husband, Cecil, of 32 years; three daughters: Wendy (Blain) Kwochka of Weyburn, SK, Debbie (Boyd) Neron of Lumby, and Tina Fenwick of Kelowna; twelve grandchildren, one great granddaughter, her mother, Ruth Witter, of Westlock, AB, three sisters, ﬁve brothers, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by one son, Curt Fenwick, in 2001 and by her father, Ronald Witter. The Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Brian Jackson Ofﬁciating. In lieu of ﬂowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 350627th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to:
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It is with great sadness we announce that on August 15th, 2011 our beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, Else Jensen passed away in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 95 years.
Else was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 19th, 1916 where she grew up and learned many different skills. She was extremely gifted with her hands and held several jobs as a leader in various industries. Else was a professional shoemaker, seamstress and a devoted mother to her three children, Jens, Anne and Lene. In 1943 her husband Jan joined the Danish Liberation Brigade in Sweden. In 1944 Else escaped the occupied Denmark across the ocean to Sweden in a small ﬁshing boat with two small children, to be with her husband. When the war ended in 1945 they returned to Denmark, where their third child Lene was born. Else also leaves to cherish her memory eight grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren. In 1967 Jan & Else decided to join their daughter Anne and her husband John Kyrstein in Toronto, Ontario. In 1980 Anne & John moved to Mackenzie, B.C. Else & Jan, now retired, would again join Anne & John in Mackenzie where they enjoyed retirement until Jan died in 1994. Else remained with Anne & John as they left Mackenzie and moved to Prince George, B.C. Here they remained until 2006 when Else, Anne & John moved to Vernon so they could all enjoy their retirement years together. Else loved her last years spent among friends and would never say no to a game of cards, a trip to the Casino or a game of Bingo. She loved family, friends and life. Else could always ﬁnd the good in people and she will be forever in the hearts of those she loved. Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard D. Schulz ofﬁciating. Placement of Else’s cremated remains will follow in the Bethel Rose Garden Of Remembrance. Immediately following the committal service family and friends are invited to a Reception in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Else to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
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SAUNDERS, Flinda Mary It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Flinda Mary Saunders who lost her brief battle with a malignant brain tumor on September 1st, 2011. Flinda is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Frank; her children Christopher and Jennifer, and her younger brother, Bill. Flinda was a devoted wife and mother and was the number one fan for her kids and husband. She always put them ﬁrst and was so very proud of her family. After growing up in Peterborough, Flinda moved to Toronto and began a secretarial career at the Globe and Mail. It was in Toronto at the Globe and Mail that she met and fell in love with Frank, married and started a family. Flinda settled in Vernon with her family in 1978. She spent many years working for the Vernon Irrigation District, followed by the Regional District, retiring in 2001. Flinda revelled in her retirement years. She was often heard to say, “I don’t know how I ever had time to work”. Her retirement was joyfully spent volunteering for many organizations including the Vernon Art Gallery and the Schubert Center, of which she served on the board for many years. She was happily involved in two Red Hat Chapters; the Silver Star Chapter of which she was a founding member, and the Schubert Red Hat Chapter. She fondly looked forward to her many social engagements with her Red Hatters, her book club, Probus, Schubert Center, bridge nights, as well as her annual trips with her husband to Victoria and Portland, Oregon to visit her children. Through her charm, and joie de vivre, Flinda touched many lives. Please join us in a celebration of her life. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, September 19th at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on Middleton Drive at 1:00 pm, with a reception to follow in the Schubert Center at 3 pm. Arrangements ements ts have have been b n entrusted to: bee
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved Charles (Chuck) Kingsford AbboƩ. Deeply respected by his family, Dad leaves us with the legacy of his love. He lived for his children and grandchildren and would oŌen be seen on the sidelines of a soccer game or in the stands at a performance or celebraƟon cheering. Dad was our number one fan and we loved sharing our lives with him. An avid hunter and Įsherman, Dad had a deep respect for nature and the outdoors. He spent many hours hunƟng in the mountains around Golden, Radium, and Vernon. He was an accurate marksman and was a strong advocate of the fair hunt. Dad loved ocean Įshing on the West Coast. Generous to a fault he loved to share his catch, or anything else he had, with family and companions. He took great joy in his many friendships and always looked forward to meeƟng up with his Įshing and hunƟng buddies out on the trail, sharing a meal, a good story or a hand of cards. Dad had a special bond with all his animals and especially his dogs Princess and Shelby. The love shared was evident in the respect and care he showed for them and in the loyal companionship they gave back. A man of strong principles and values, Dad taught his children and grandchildren by sharing his life experiences. Raised in the dirty thirƟes Dad learned and then taught us to give our best always, to do more than what is expected and to be proud of a job well done. Although he lived with a disability Dad courageously refused to let this stop him. Like so many of his generaƟon, he could Įx almost anything and if he decided to do something…he did it! He was a man of great integrity and generosity, a man who championed the underdog. He was the kind of man who would give the shirt oī his back. His example enriched our lives. Dad leaves behind his loving family, wife Pat of 40 years; 4 children, sons Robert and Jeī AbboƩ(Lisa) and daughters Dee Anne LeCerf(Doug) and Frances Franson (Terry); grandchildren Danielle Berresford (Steve) and Heather LeCerf, Natalie, Lindsay, Dylan and Logan AbboƩ, Alisha and Robin Franson, and ChrisƟne and Robert AbboƩ; great grandchildren Thomas and Isabelle Berresford; sister and brother in-law Bev and Ernie Lakey; nieces Robin, Linda, Steven, Darryl and Geoī, his sister in-law Joyce Woods … and many wonderful friends! Dad was predeceased by his mom and dad, Dorothy and Arthur his brothers Robert AbboƩ and Tommy Woods and his niece Karen Lakey. Dad’s CelebraƟon of Life service will take place at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon on Friday, September 16 beginning at 1:30pm.
Jeremy Donald MACPHERSON
In respecting Mike’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held. Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187
We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Jeremy Donald MacPherson on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the age of 19. He is survived by his parents Don and Melissa; brother Josh (Erin); his maternal grandmother Marion Solheim of Vernon and paternal grandparents “Moose” and Jean MacPherson of Enderby, as well as a large extended family. Sadly predeceased by his maternal grandfather Ken Solheim in August 2009. Jeremy was the sunshine in your day, he was hilarious, goofy, kind, considerate, warm, charming, huggable, clever, amazing to be around, helpful to everyone, mechanically genius and fun. His smile brightened every room. A celebration of Jer’s life was held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC. Condolences or personal stories may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome. com, 250-860-7077.
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Mike will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Rosemary Blomﬁeld as well as his nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends in Canada and England. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Marguerite Fussell. Phyllis Simon, his Notary Public for 22 years, became his personal assistant and surrogate family member during the years of his declining health. Mike’s family in England, although far away were constantly supportive and involved in Mike’s life through letters, photos, presents, phone calls and emails. Their gifts included a player for audio books and Mike spent many hours listening to biographies of famous people.
(June 19, 1930-August 26, 2011)
was born on February 4th, 1917 in Kingswood, England and passed away on September 4th, 2011 in Enderby, B.C. at the age of 94 years. Mike came to Canada in 1939, working ﬁrst at Timmons, Ontario. He served with the 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, in France, Germany and Holland. From 1945 until his retirement he worked as a surveyor and engineer on a variety of railway construction jobs throughout Canada, as well as three in Africa. His retirement years allowed Mike to participate in a sport he grew to love – golf! His continuing skill took him to the Masters Summer Games. When he was 91 he fell and broke his hip, having just returned home after golﬁng with friends. Mike lived in Armstrong and Vernon prior to calling Oakside Manor his home in Enderby where he has lived since 2007. Mike was a gentle man and a gentleman in every situation. He strived for excellence and gave his best in everything he did. He loved to read and his keen mind and brilliant memory allowed him to converse on many subjects with accurate historical detail.
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Career Opportunities UNIT Electrical Engineering Ltd. (UEE) requires an Assistant Controller to be responsible for managing the overall accounting functions of UEE and working with the Corporate Controller to produce timely and accurate information, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparing ďŹ nancial reports. The Assistant Controller will aid the Corporate Controller in directing and managing the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures, preparing ďŹ nancial statements and reporting to top management. The Assistant Controller will also maintain the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accounting systems and implement changes as required by the Corporate Controller. Previous experience in a supervisory position would be beneďŹ cial and a University Degree in Business/Accounting and/or professional accounting designation such as CGA/CMA is preferred although applicants with a combination of experience and education will be considered; especially those enrolled in the CGA or CMA programs. UEE offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment and career advancement opportunities. QualiďŹ ed applicants should submit their resume and covering letter to Wade Schatz, CMA at: email@example.com Closing date for this competition is September 28, 2011
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HEALTH AND SAFETY COORDINATOR Kal Tire is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independently owned tire dealer servicing the commercial and consumer markets throughout Canada. The company is headquartered in Vernon, BC, and has over 230 company-owned and associate dealer stores, 11 retread facilities, 1 OTR plant, 4 warehouses and approximately 3,500 employees. Kal Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health and Safety team is looking for an experienced Health and Safety Coordinator to assist with the implementation and compliance of health and safety regulations within all divisions (including Stores, Warehouses, Retread Plants and Mining). This is a full-time position. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with experience in health and safety, a knowledge and understanding of Provincial safety regulations and who has achieved or is working towards their CRSP. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneďŹ ts package, employees share in a company-wide proďŹ t sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. A detailed job description and list of qualiďŹ cations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501â&#x20AC;&#x201C;48th Avenue, P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th, 2011.
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The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA), several years experience in a municipal ďŹ nance role and a good working knowledge of government and legislative ďŹ nancial policies. You will have demonstrated knowledge and progressive experience with information technology, ďŹ nancial planning, budget management, accounting and risk management. Your interpersonal and communication skills make you an effective leader, a supportive team member and effective in maintaining positive relationships with citizens and organizations in the community.
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The City has a small, dedicated staff, complemented with the use of contracted service providers, and is looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced individual to join our team. Reporting to the Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer, you will be responsible for the statutory duties of ďŹ nancial ofďŹ cer as outlined in the Community Charter.
Develop strong English Communication skills that are transferable to school, the workplace and everyday life. Students focus on the foundational skills of speaking, listening and pronunciation, with some guidance from instructors on grammar and writing. The goal of the program is to increase communication abilities through practical and fun learning experiences. No pre-requisites. Continuous monthly admission. Mondays - Thursdays 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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The City of Enderby is seeking a qualiďŹ ed, motivated individual to ďŹ ll the position of Chief Financial OfďŹ cer. The City has a population of approximately 3,000 and is located on Highway 97A at the top of the North Okanagan Valley, within 30 minutes of both Vernon and Salmon Arm, and within 60 minutes of the Kelowna International Airport. Bounded by the banks of the Shuswap River, Enderby offers a quality lifestyle in a rural setting with easy access to recreational and cultural amenities. An elementary school and a high school are located within the City, with postsecondary facilities in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna.
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Required, F/T, P/T licensed stylist wishing to make above earnings in a friendly atmosphere. Please apply to: Jimmy Trims Corner of 48th Ave. & 31st Street, Vernon, in Railway Plaza FITTERS/WELDERS for fabrication of structural and plate work for a mining equipment manufacturer. Good wages and health beneﬁts. Located in Vernon, BC. Send resumes to email@example.com or fax to 250-549-6735.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE No Associated Fees Enjoy this unique and interesting position and the associated training. Are you interested in providing feedback to a Fortune 50 company speciﬁc to store conditions and service levels? Hourly rate for driving time, observation time, report time applies. Mileage reimbursed based on distance associated with assignments. For additional information and to submit an on line application visit: https://qualityshopper.org No Associated Fees Hair Stylist wanted to join our team of Salon Professionals. Good location, full or part-time. Beneﬁts and Training. Drop off resume at Premier Salons at the Bay Village Green Mall. LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre seeks a part time custodian. This position is approximately 20 hours per week and a beneﬁt package is available. The successful applicant must be available for ﬂexible hours on mornings, days, evenings and some weekends. Please apply in person by ﬁlling out an employment application at the Centre’s administration ofﬁce, at 3800 - 33rd Street, between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
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Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership and direction toward the achievement of the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce’s mission and objectives. Acting as a liaison among members, the board of directors, staff, volunteers, government and partners, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all programs and services, membership growth, membership retention, including budgets, daily operations, community and public relations.
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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.
Kohler is a respected leader in kitchen and bath, engines and generators, furniture and accessories, cabinetry and tile, resort and recreation, and real estate. At our manufacturing facility located in Armstrong, BC, Kohler produces high quality gelcoat and acrylic bathing products.
We are currently recruiting for the position of Accounts Receivable Clerk to be based in our ofﬁce in Vernon, British Columbia.
(Plant Accounting & Administration Manager) As Controller, this is your unique opportunity to set your mark and live on the leading edge. This Controller position will provide meaningful and timely information that is used to not only run, but improve the business. Serving as the ﬁnancial advisor to the business you will be a key player in strategic planning, costing, budgets, forecasts, continuous improvement, and internal controls. The successful candidate will perform within a cross-functional team and thrive in a hands-on environment. You will have a college degree with focus in accounting or ﬁnance. Having or working towards your CA, CGA, CMA or equivalent is desirable. At least ﬁve years of relevant progressive experience is preferred in manufacturing accounting and operational analysis. If you are looking for an opportunity like this and want to work for an organization with a global presence ~ get more information or apply online at www.kohler.com, Job Number 03RS7. Apply by Sept. 23, 2011. Posting will remain open until the ideal candidate is identiﬁed.
The Accounts Receivable Clerk will focus on producing timely and accurate invoices on both a cost plus and lump sum basis for our various industrial jobs. The clerk will also be responsible for assisting with the timely entry of data into our accounting system as required. The successful candidate responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Collection of all cost information for assigned jobs including labour, materials, expenses and subcontractors. • Generation of invoice based on a pre-determined billing cycle, and submission of invoices to customer. • Ensure collection of accounts receivable on assigned jobs. The ideal candidate for the position will possess the following attributes and qualiﬁcations: • 3 years of billing experience, preferably including cost plus invoicing. • Solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Understanding of dBase is an asset. All applications will be handled in conﬁdence and should be e-mailed, quoting posting # 0906-AR-VMS to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (780) 986-4329. Additionally, Westwood is seeking Journeymen Electricians, Foremen, General Foremen, Superintendents, QA/QC 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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LOOKING for experienced Danglehead Processor Operator for full time permanent work in the Kamloops area. Competitive wages and beneﬁts. Must have references. Start immediately. Call 250320-1871. Someone to care for an 84 yr old, 80% blind maile with medical problems. Non-smoker, female, male or retired couple. For household duties to live in, make meals, do all housework, laundry. Need valid drivers license for pick up truck, trips to appointments, shopping, etc. Experience preferred. Reply to J.R. Braun, 2434 Oliver Ranch Rd, OK Falls, BC V0H 1R2
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We are still hiring - 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.
OKANAGAN Oral Surgery Center has positions available in our Vernon ofﬁce for a part-time RN and a part-time CDA. Days include TuesThurs and some Fridays. We are looking for professional, caring team members. Please e-mail resume to email@example.com
PRECISION Aluminum, an aluminum railing manufacturer located in Salmon Arm, requires an experienced aluminum welder/fabricator. Must be diligent, have valid license and reliable vehicle. This position is full time with competitive wages and beneﬁts. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-832-1136.
Trades, Technical Millwork shop seeks an exp spray ﬁnisher for ultra high end millwork. Individual must be dedicated to perfection, team player, innovative & in good physical cond. Permanent full time with good wage scale & beneﬁt plan. Resumes to email@example.com or fax to 250-548-3235
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) is seeking to ¿ll the following positions. A detailed list of quali¿cations, along with further information regarding the RDNO may be viewed on our website at www. rdno.ca.
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER COMP NO. 11-07 (Closing September 23, 2011) Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller will have the responsibility to maintain necessary accounting functions related to accounts payable and receivable, payroll, cash receipts and disbursements, tangible capital asset valuation, ¿nancial plan preparation, and ¿nancial reporting. This position offers an annual salary range of $66,484 to $73,482, as well as an extensive bene¿ts package and compressed work schedule.
GIS TECHNICIAN COMP NO. 11-08 (Closing September 30, 2011) The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking to ¿ll the position of GIS Technician. Reporting to the Information Services Manager, the GIS Technician is responsible for providing a wide range of technical duties related to the development and maintenance of the corporate GIS system. This position offers an annual salary range of $49,517 to $57,323, as well as an extensive bene¿ts package and compressed work schedule.
SYSTEMS ANALYST COMP NO. 11-09 (Closing September 30, 2011) The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking to ¿ll the position of Systems Analyst. Reporting to the Information Services Manager, the Systems Analyst will be involved in complex analytical and programming work in response to a wide range of user requirements, encompassing all phases of projects (analysis, documentation, design, programming, implementation and support). The Systems Analyst will act as project lead on intermediate level projects. This position offers an annual salary range of $61,990 to $71,180, as well as an extensive bene¿ts package and compressed work schedule.
GENERAL MANAGER, PARKS, RECREATION, AND CULTURE COMP NO. 11-10 (Closing September 23, 2011) The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking to ¿ll the position of General Manager, Parks, Recreation, and Culture. Reporting to the Administrator, the General Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture is responsible for the administration, planning, budgeting, programming and overall management of all Regional Recreation Facilities and Parks in Greater Vernon Area and White Valley Parks, Recreation, and Culture. This position offers an annual salary range of $104,069 to $115,024, as well as an extensive bene¿ts package and compressed work schedule. Applications, quoting the Competition Number will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on the closing date to: Human Resources Regional District of North Okanagan 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Fax: (250) 550-3723 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.
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Ms. Music (Devon Muhlert) is accepting new students for individual lessons in ﬂute, guitar, and saxophone. Call to register. Just want to try it out? Bring this ad to schedule one sample lesson for free. Small groups also offered: 1. A Fun Approach to Songwriting; 2. Music Meditations using ﬂute, crystal bowl and Tibetan bowls, with guided imagery. 3. Hot Flashes, a compact singing group. Only six spaces in each group. (free sample lesson not applicable to group sessions)
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Feed & Hay 1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, Alfalfa, & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Wheat Straw bales 3x3x8 700 lb $40/bale 250-804-6720 (80) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $5.50/bale. No rain, under roof. 250-547-6546 CLEAN dry wheat straw, lrg round & sm square bales, delivery available. 250-558-9509 Excellent 1st & 2nd cut grass hay. No rain, 60 lb bales, from $5.50 per/bale, Coldstream (250)545-6730 Grass Hay & Grass-Alfalfa Hay. $5.50/bale. (250)5463452 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
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Heavy duty top load Inglis washer/dryer. Runs great. $290 for pair. 250-542-4906 after 5pm.
Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter and emergency vet care ﬁnancial assistance for low income owners • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER DOBERMAN pups, females, males, Ready Sept 2nd. $700.ea (778)212-2468 Exo terra - Mayan rainforest terrarium 45x45x60cm/ 18”x18”x24”. $100 obo. (250)938-2575 PUREBRED Australian Shepherd puppies for sale. Ready to go to new homes Sept. 9, 2011. Four females and three males left. Days (250)8469828 or nights (250)846-5121. WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
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Fruit & Vegetables
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FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, ﬁr or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932 Firewood Pine: drycut, split & stacked to 16” length, shortbox p/u $70, longbox p/u $85. DryBirch also available. We load. You haul. (250)545-6461 Logging Truck loads, Dry Jackpine Firewood. (250)833-7785 Seasoned Birch $175/cord. Call 250-803-1042
Plus much more in-season fruits & vegetables
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FREE Styrofoam insulation end-cuts. Lots available. For garages, barns etc. 250-5457779 ext-106 lv-msg with daytime number.
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Sunrise Apples, Nectarines, Mixed Veggies
5011 Bella Vista Rd. 545-0105
BURKE’S Cherries 20lbs $50, Peaches 20lbs $18, Bartlet Pears 25lbs $25, Italian Prune Plums & Nectarines 20lbs $20, Macs & Sunrise 20lbs $10, Cantaloupe, Beets, Pickling cucumbers $1.50/lb, Tomatoes 25lbs $17.50, U-pick Tomatoes 40¢lb your containers. Corn $3/dozen 250-545-2093 FRESH CORN now available at Armstrong Asparagus Farm. $6.00 dozen. Always open. 4694-Knobb Hill, Armstrong.
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Fresh Fruit, Cherries 20lb box $30, Peaches 13lb box $10, Apricots, Corn $5/doz, Apples $20/box, 9am-5pm 7417 Buchanan Rd. 250-309-0975 NICKOLI FARMS. Pears $0.50/lb. Call to pre-order & pick up. (250)542-9204 Pears for sale Barlett and Flemish 50¢ lb. 250-542-6004. Pears, lg .50/lb, sm .25/lb, Apples .35/lb. Maw’s Orchard, Armstrong. 250-546-3401
Furniture Chocolate brown leather couch & love seat. In near new cond. $1000. (250)859-2636 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Lazy-Boy rocker recliner. Dark brown. Like new. Cost $850, Sell for $400. (250)2601161
MOVING SALE. Call to view: (250)558-9526. All furnishings & home decor. Living room, den, dining, kitchen, bedrooms, ofﬁce. Final Sale Open House Includes Garage Sale Items Sept. 10 & 11, 8am-2pm.
549-0115 Heavy Duty Machinery
Furniture Oak Dining tbl/4chrs w/Buffet & Hutch, $900.obo; Chase, recliner & couch $1500.obo (250)545-0128 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
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
Fruit & Vegetables E TH HI’S C U O
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Sweet Corn for sale. $3/dozen, 6469 Goose Lake Rd. (250)545-4334
New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
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Saturday, September 17th 9:00 am
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Misc. for Sale
Houses For Sale
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BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
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250 Allan Brooks Way, Vernon (Just above the Army Camp off Mission Rd)
MINI MEGA FALL
Garage Sale Sept 17th 8am - 3pm Sept 18th 9am - 2pm (BARGAIN DAY) Donations appreciated in good condition and in reliable working order. Call the centre
250-260-4227 to make an appointment / arrange to drop off items or to have items picked up.
Proceeds go towards material for education programs.
Heavy Duty Machinery 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
BRAND new full house reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $3500. Now: $1000. 250-863-1544 BUILDING MATERIALS pedestal sink, windows, doors, screens, hardware, cabinets, shakes, laminate and much more. LET’S MAKE A DEAL ANDYS at the Enderby Flea Market Copper Horse Statue, 4.5’x5.5’, bronze patina, $1350. (250)503-2160 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-309-6107, 250-546-9536 Hot tub, 2 person, insulated, Beachcomber, w/wooden skirt, new $6000, exc/cond Asking $2500 (250)545-2762 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Microwave OTR, whirlpool, stainless steel, 1 yr old. $150. (250)838-6373 Moving, must sell! Best offer please. 1 qn or double sz bed, 1 dresser & matching night stand. 1 portable apt size laundry washer. All almost new. Pls call Barb 250-550-4555 Multimedia brand new, in box, designed for use w/LCD Monitor $30. 250-260-8997 Paint - 50 gallons $100. int-ext oil or latex, various colors. 250-549-1801 Step Tread exercise machine like new, $25. Orange x citrus fruit press used twice, cost $100, asking $45. 250-5455936 WANTED: Low Boy oil furnace working, for shop, (250)549-2939
Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)
Medical Supplies 4wheel Shoprider Scooter, exc cond, disassembles quickly asking $1200 obo. Call 250-542-3210, 250-309-5986 Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. Mobility equipment and lifts, New & Used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250-542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-542-3745
Misc. for Sale 19” Samsung Monitor, mint condition. $65 FIRM. (250)542-7522 Nintendo NES $50. (250)3088129
WANTED: FIREBALL ISLAND PIECES I am looking pieces for a 1986 version of the board game Fireball Island. Please call, 250-869-7362 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556
Misc. for Sale
Check out our September Specials on the web www.briteland.com Awarded “Green Business of the Year”
Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:00
250-545-8088 Commercial/ Industrial Property
Get a start on your fall cleanup. Brooms, garbage cans, bags, paper towels & cleaners.
Commercial/ Industrial Property
SAXOPHONES: Alto and Tenors All in excellent condition… starts @ $495.00 Call 250-379-2984
FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
Book now for Fall Music Lessons!
Call 250-546-0087 3545 Okanagan St. HAVE FUN, CREATE, BE INSPIRED. Booking now for piano & guitar lessons. All ages welcomed 250-549-1818 Upright Williams Piano, good cond, $100 (250)558-5945
Tools INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE WASHERS New & used, hot & cold. Large selection available. CLEARANCE PRICING. (250)558-3059 www.mach1systems.ca
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/ S.BX private, 5 ac., C.R. 1800 rancher/garage/suite,Galiano Rd.$750,000. 250-545-9875.
Apt/Condos for Sale Six-Plex for Sale. East Hill. Overlooking Downtown. For more info call (250)542-4269
Commercial/ Industrial Property LOOKING for business or persons to share large fenced 3 acre compound in Central Kelowna .1/3 acres $1000 mo. Call Erwin at 250-878-4113
Farms 19 dreamlike acres and 2 homes, (Cherryville) insulated shop,out buildings,pasture,hay and bush .All farm equipment.One home is rented out. Good abundant water, Tax=$590/yr. $795,000. Call 1(250)547-0081
For Sale By Owner 9495 ANGUS DRIVE LAVINGTON: 3 BED/1 BATH RANCHER 1/3 ACRE. DBLE CARPRT, DBLE HEATED/INSLTD GRGE, EXTENSIVE UPGRADES. $299,900 250-558-5380 / 250309-5380 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner ﬁnancing. 250-558-7888
Houses For Sale
FIRST TIME BUYERS
Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com 250-549-7258
Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon
Brand new 2500 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
250-558-4795 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $209,900. 250-547-9659 HILLVIEW MEADOWS 55+ Bare Land Strata, Golf Course side, 2 bedrooms & den, 1696 sq ft, double garage, carpet/laminate/lino, ensuite jacuzzi, kitchen/dining/family overlooks golf course, formal dining/living with ﬁreplace, new roof and appliances, Sierra Stone patio & entry, no steps. $369,900. Phone: Vernon 250-545-3741 or Victoria 778-977-7873. ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Waterfront condo 700ft of Beach, dock, Ad.Bay, OKlake, sleeps 4, rentable, $179K, 2. 4487 Cascade Dr. Easthill, Solid all new 4-bd, 2bth, w/suite, $399K, 3. Bank Sale The Verve Kelowna 2bdrm, 2 bth, 3rd ﬂ. $189K. Lawrence @ Lee Bliss Realty 250-306-1945
Lets You Live Life.
WANTED! Have cash buyers looking for East Hill home up to $420,000. Must have 3 - 4 bdrms., would prefer ensuite, dining area, covered deck and carport or garage. Please call Trish @ 250-558-9598 RE/MAX Vernon. (This is not intended to solicit properties that are already listed for sale)
Lots Seasonal RV lots for sale. $8,000 each. April-Oct. 10km on Westside road from Vernon 20 site park - 2 remaining. Fully serviced: Water, Power and Sewer. Yearly lease $2,000 starting April 2012. For more info call Cheryl 308-9863 or email email@example.com
Mobile Homes & Parks LAWRENCE HEIGHTS 9510 HWY 97N, Vernon. New Home & Lot Pkgs move-in ready!! Single wide (14’x67’) home & lot from $130K. Double section modulars from $190K. Call 250-5425400 or 250-306-7128. Web: lawrence-heights.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houses For Sale
PROPERTY NOT SELLING? Are you willing to invest in a forward thinking vision? Unlike rental storage you are investing in real property & creating your personalized dream garage! Offering pre-construction incentives from from $125,900 MLS
Priscilla & Company - Vernon 250-549-7050
Brand New 1056 sq. ft. Home
sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10
$69,900 Fiber cement siding. Finished drywall.
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Apt/Condo for Rent
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent
Westmount Apts 1 + 2 Bdrm Apartment, +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included
Seniors Building 1604 - 31st St, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets
Move In Incentives
Mobile Home Pads
… in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each ﬂoor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P
Vernon/Salmon Arm Chase/Sicamous Call for details.
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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! On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE
250-542-1701 Discover the Secret!
Hawthorn Lane Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
One bedroom and a Two Bedroom Corner Suite with 2 baths.
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250-542-0702 for more information
Columbia Apartments Available Oct. 1 st
Three Bedroom Apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.
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Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available
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GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building
250-549-2770 1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, Available October 1st. $650.00 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832
1bdrm apartment, avail. Oct 1st. $750. incl. util & cable. small pet ok. (250)542-2330 1bdrm, clean, top ﬂoor, downtown Vernon, $650./mo (250)540-7361 1-bdrm downtown Vernon, $700/mo, n/s, n/p, balcony, laminate ﬂoor throughout,Avail now, Tony (250)546-2666 1bdrm quiet convenient location near Schubert Center & bus rte. Incl cable, prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+, $620. 250-309-3763 1bdrm, updated, storage room, own ent., 1 1/2 blocks to Hosp, bus route, close to all amenities, n/s, n/p. $750 + util. 250-808-1578 Kelowna. 1bdrm, waterfront, pool, hot tub, beach, underground parking $1150. incl gas/hydro phone/cable/int. 250-308-0793 1bed bright, clean & cozy 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 Bdrm, 1 Bath, laundry, D/W, N/S, No Dogs. Close to town. Ref checked. Available Immed . $775/mo 250-550-5832
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2bdrm 1bath apt NS, close to D/T, sm. pet ok, $900 +hydro. Avail Oct 1st. 250-307-6174 2BDRM, 2bath condo, nicely ﬁnished, f/s, w/d, a/c, d/w, avail immed. $800/mo n/s, n/p. 250-503-6002. 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mo. Ph: 250-308-8500 2bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood ﬂrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail imm. 250-2605870 2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, insuite laundry. $885/mo. 1/2 MONTH FREE RENT! Avail. Now or the 1st. 250-549-9465. 250-307-5522 2bdrm condo, 2 locations, East Hill & Mission Hill, both very clean & modern, $850. call for details. 250-540-7361 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl, completely reno’d, n/s n/p, 55+, DT Vernon. Sept 15 $900. util.incl. (250)545-7586 ARLINGTON/CENTURY 1 bdrm & 1 bdrm+den, next to Schubert Ctre, close to downtown, N/S, N/P, Seniors 250275-8066
Three Link Lodge Armstrong, bachelor suite, 55+ only, Doreen 250-546-0257 or Eric 250-546-0559
2bdrm, lower East Hill, F/P, no smokers, no pets, storage, $890 avail.Oct1 250-549-8424 2bdrm, newly reno’d. Bright, clean, quiet. Near all amens & elderly facilities/park. By Schubert Centre. N/S, N/P. $850 Incl wireless. Mature adults pref. 250-549-0048 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1100/mo. 250-550-4396 3-bdrm, 2-bath, Mission Hill n/p, Avail Immed. $995+util (250)545-7512 evenings 3bdrm, NS, pets allowed, $1050/mo +util. Avail immed. 250-558-9047 4400 18th Ave 3bdrm, reno’d, n/s, n/p, w/d, fenced backyard, family oriented $950+util RR 250-938-3101 4bdrm duplex, w/d hook-up, f/s, 4210-34 St,$1,000. 250306-3809 250-542-3809. Avail Oct1, 1/2-duplex, 1500 sqft. 3 large bdrms, 1.5bath, 2 ﬂoors + bsmt, W/D, F/S, large fenced yard, large patio, shared garden, family oriented, close to schools, shopping, bus. Noparties, Ref Req, $1150 + gas & Hydro. 250-306-5009
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
All pets welcome, 2-bdrm, 1bath, 1300sqft house, incl cable, Hydro & water. North BX acreage, 5min to Walmart, $975 (250)542-8824, 250309-7860 All pets welcome, Bachelor cabin, incl heat, cable, Hydro & water, North BX acreage, 5min to Walmart, $675, (250)542-8824, 250-309-7860 Armstrong: 3bdrm 1bath rancher w/12x20 studio shop. Oct1. Refs req. N/S N/P $1200 + utils/DD. 250-546-9876 Armstrong, 5 bdrm,2 bath, w/d avail Sept15, $1300 + d.d. Small pet ok. 250-309-2102, 250-546-6318 AVAIL Sept 15, 5acre, 3bdrm, 5appl, 5mins to town, riding arena, paddock, heated shop & hay barn, outside washroom, horse waterers & stables, dog kennel, RV storage, pets/horses welcome. $1800.+util D.D. & pet deposit. Ref’s Req’d 250-549-7405.
ARMSTRONG apartment for rent. Perfect for seniors. ground level shared laundry. AC and Dishwasher. NO DOGS but other pets welcome. Available sept 1st. $800 plus UT. Call Bryan @250-833-2734
Easthill, small 1-bdrm, f/s, onsite laundry, n/s, n/p, $650/mo incl/util, (250)308-9402 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, move in allowance. 250308-9299 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 Like new, 2bdrm, quality designer condo, master bdrm en-suite w/i closet, new appl., w/d in suite, covered deck, desired location. $1150/mo 1604-649-6127, 250-306-4254,
UPSTAIRS Apartment for Rent in Armstrong: Close to all amenities. Spacious 2 BR, 2Bath. 5 appliances included plus A/C. 2 vehicle carport included. NS/NP. Available immediately. $1000.00 per month Phone: 250-546-3737.
Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • LOADING DOCK - 2160’ $1500/MO. • OVERHEAD DOOR - 1240’ $876/MO. CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198
Sun Valley Mall Commercial Space for ofﬁce / retail. 400 - 1150 sq. ft. Please contact
250-275-6224 3500 sq.ft. Commercial space for lease - showroom/ofﬁce & warehouse w/8’ overhead door. $2850/month + utilities. Located on busy north-end street w/excellent exposure. I1 zoning. (250)550-5647 Body Shop, 2000 sq. ft., Available September 1. rent $1200./mo. (250)545-6998 Warehouse Shop Space 1996sqft. For lease or sale. In Kozmina Light Industrial Park, 18’ ceilings, 12’ door, 3 phase power, Pls call 778-475-0902
COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1bath, newly reno’’d. Avail. Oct. 1. ns, np, suitable for 2, $850/mo. Walking distance to beach & schools. (250)503-1324
Completely renovated like new COLDSTREAM DUPLEX (both sides) for rent Oct 1. Each side has 2 bdrm, 1 bath with ﬁve new brand new appliances. 1/4 acre yard with huge deck. Backs onto coldstream creek. Quiet neighborhood. NO SMOKING. NO PETS. $1100 plus utilities each side. Call 250-503-1081. FOR Rent: East Hill 2 bedroom top ﬂoor of duplex with large patio. Includes W/D, F/S. NS, NP. $750.00 per month plus damage deposit, does not include utilities. Available October 1st. Ph: 250-309-4671.
Newly Reno’d 2 bdrm cabin for rent on scenic riverfront acreage near Grindrod Oct 1April 30 NS NP $600/Mo util incl. 250-838-7484 Small Furn. Winterized Cabin. Foothills Area. $650/mo (250)545-2798, 250-558-1559
Large 1-bdrm + den, Mission Hill, 4appl, n/s, n/p, $650 incl/util, (250)307-3586 Large 3bdrm,1.5bath, + bsmt, great area, lrg yard, n/s, n/p, w/d hook-ups, avail Sept. 15, $990 +util. 604-341-0241. Mission Hill 2bdrm lower $800 Available Oct 1st. UTIL INCL N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996
Duplex / 4 Plex
Housesitting MATURE couple, employed for the winter, wanting to house sit from Nov. to April. Excellent Vernon references. Call Dave 250 2757544 or email@example.com
RICKFORD MANOR Under New Management 1 & 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P close to downtown 250-275-8066
1-bdrm, ground level, walk to town, w/d h/u, no dogs, cat ok, $725 utilities incl, 250-5424310, 250-308-9028 1bdrm unit in 4plex, recently renod, incl gas. 6315 Tronson Rd. $700/mo. 250-308-0793 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex, F/S, W/D. dogs ok $950.00 + util + deposit. Call 250 808 2217 2-bdrm, Alexis Park, Ground level, fenced yard, w/d h/u, no dogs, cat ok, $825 (250)5424310, 250-308-9028 2bdrm Coldstream, quiet area near schools. N/S, no dogs, w/d, f/s. $830. (250)542-5006 2 bdrm duplex, Lavington, f/s, gas heat, avail Oct 1. 250-5429419 or 250-503-5956.
LRG bright corner 2 bed + ofﬁce, in unit laundry. Mat. person NS NP Prop. $795 Ask for Long Term Discount 250-309-2000
Newly renovated, 2-br, 1-bath, f/s, a/c, sundeck w/city view, $775/mo + electric, n/s, n/p, 250-309-2698
ON SITE MANGERS 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773
Cottages / Cabins
1/2 DUPLEX LIGHT INDUSTRIAL
Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm in Lumby, f/s, w/d, gas/heat, No Dogs. $800/mo avail immed. (250)503-7044 OLALLA mobile, 1 1/2 bdrm, private large lot, wood stove,$600.00 per mth. 250-499-9703
Homes for Rent HOUSE FOR RENT Lumby/Whitevale Newer log home, 1 bdrm with loft. Large bath, stacker laundry. Full unﬁnished basement. Small pet negotiable. Non-smoker. $1000/month + hydro References. Available Oct 1st Call Pat 250-308-0938. 1 3bdrm A-frame, Louie Lane, Avail immed, Westside Rd, priv beach. 250-542-0060
SEASONAL Adult oriented at Adventure Bay 1+1 bdrm, new carpets, new counter tops. Available Aug. 15 $900/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ALLERGY FREE 3 bdrm apt., laminate ﬂoors throughout, quiet setting, FS, DW, on site laundry. Available Sept 1 $800/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. DOWNTOWN Very spacious 1 bdrm apt above greek restaurant. Available Sept 1 $650/mo. all incl. Sorry, NS, NP.
250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV. • 2 bdrm 2nd ﬂr condo in Lumby. Spacious, 2 parking stalls, W&D, deck, good shape. $750. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm 1/2 duplex, fresh paint, reno’d bath, fenced yard, unﬁnished bsmt, front yard, gas heating, F&S, W&D hookups. Professionally cleaned. $885. 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, NP $1050. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 3 bdrm 2.5 bath 2300 sq/ft OK Lakeshore home incl. 2 f/p, 2 decks, boat house, dock, private sandy beach, f/s, w/d, dw, mw $1500.00+util. n/s Avail Oct 1st 250-542-1801 3BDRM, 2bath central Lumby. Private yard, garage, shed, sauna. NS/NP. $1000/mo. + utils. 250-5421470.
CLEAN 3 bdrm,2 bath home in adult oriented park. 5 apl, detached garage, ns, ref required. small pets only. $1000.00 plus utils. Avail Sept 15. 250-260-4095
Coldstream, unlimited views of Kal Lake from upstairs & downstairs, on cul-de-sac, great for family, 3-bdrms up, in-law suite down, 4985 sqft, in door storage, 3f/p N/S, pets neg, $2250, Avail Immed or Oct 1, 778-233-0663 ENDERBY (rural)2bdrm $1100. incl util, sat/int and garden area, 250-558-9171 Large 4bdrm, 2.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1495+util avail. immed, 250-545-8443, 250-260-8700 LUMBY: (downtown) 4bdrm house $1200/mo. $600 dd. n/s n/p Sept 15 250-547-2498 Okanagan Lake, 3-bdrm, Oct1 - June1, $1400/mo no pets, no-smoking (250)549-2462 QUAINT two bedroom plus den house on beautiful Coldstream acreage just 5 minutes from Downtown Vernon. Pets are negotiable. Must be non smoker(s). $850 month plus utilities. (250) 545-6405.
Short Term Winter Rental furnished 2bdrm 2bath, incl utils, satellite TV & internet. 55+. N/S, N/P. $750/mo. Oct 24-April 15. 250-306-2115, 250-549-4822 THREE Bedroom House, East Hill. Hardwood, fenced yard, basement. shed/shop. f/s included. No pets. Avail Oct 1st (or Sept. 15). $1245+ util. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. After Sept 4, call 250.558.3441.
Vernon, lakeshore, spacious, clean, 3bdrm, living rm, covered deck, laundry, f/s, avail. Oct 1. $1200. 250-766-1428
3 bdrm, 2 bath, Furnished Ok Lakeshore, 5-appl, dock, ns, np, $1350. + util, Oct 1- May 31. (250)558-5045 3bdrm, acreage, w/2garages, on river, private beach, avail now, $1500. 250-868-7334 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788
1bdrm, quiet, non smoker, kitchen, Monthly $600-$630. + Weekly rates 250-558-6837.
4 BDRM/3 bath fully Reno’d Coldstream home, all appl incl W/D. Great location, private yard, N/P, N/S $1450 + util. 250 308-0876 or 250 545-0696
Single or multiple ofﬁces High trafﬁc location 250.550.4221 for details
4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 5BDRM, 1.5 bath, 5-appls, Avail. Oct. 1, fenced yard, $1200/mo. + util($160/mo); 2bdrm suite $750/mo incl util. 604-741-4196
Premier Retirement Living at The Views. Enjoy 23 acres of park-like setting, 10 minutes from downtown Vernon. Rental suites include many services and amenities starting at $1900. Call today: 250-306-2426 www.coldstreammeadows.com
Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1 room for rent, incl heat, internet, laundry. Avail Sept 15 or Oct 1. $500/mo. 250-859-2636 2-bdrm 2-bath available, in quiet Easthill neighborhood, $750+util 1-(250)300-7251 Elderly smoking male seeking home assistance in exchange for free accommodation. Avail date neg. (250)558-3694 Huge bdrm, shared kitchen & bath, util incl.,suitable for prof or female student, $425. 250309-1654. Large Room, East Hill rooming house, shared kitchen & bath, cable/utils incl. $425/mo. avail. Oct 1. 250-558-3579 ROOM for rent, n/s, n/p no drugs Shared kitchen. close to bus. $400 month incl. cable, hydro, and internet. contact Dale 307 1666
Storage RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $70/mo 250-542-5003 RV and Boat Storage, Reasonable rates. Call 250-540-5706
Suites, Lower 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm, good location, quiet, clean, suits 1, NS/NP, F/S, wd shared, Avail Oct 1 $625/mo util/incl 250-309-6199 1bdrm Lower East Hill, ns/np, adult oriented, util/incl. RR/DD, Immed. $675. 250-558-9656 1BDRM, newly reno’d, semifurnished, NS/NP, $650 util & cable incl 250-309-6340 2 bed suite. $750 close to downtown Vernon. Call 250 762-5459 2 bedroom basement suite. Near downtown Safeway and Shoppers Drugmart. $800/month. 250-5493338 during business hours.
Full Service RV Sites Avail. All year, Foothills area, (250)5452798 or 250-558-1559
2BDRM 1bath private yard/entrance, shared laundry. Incl cab/internet/util F/S NP NS $900 +Dep 250-307-6628 2bdrm bright n/p n/s. Utils incl. Upper Mission Hill. 250-3082929, 250-558-0712 evenings 2-bdrm bsmt, newer close to hospital, $750 incl util n/p, n/s, (250)260-8700,250-307-4948 2-bdrm bsmt suite, Main Part 3-bdrm, 3full bath, hot tub & sauna, Million Dollar Dream Home, 99 steps to Kin Beach, tip of Okanagan Lake, $1900/mo just the main without the 2-bdrm suite, 778-996-0690
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
Ofﬁce/Retail Downtown Ofﬁce Space for Lease
Rentals Suites, Lower 2bdrm daylight, W/D, F/S, util/incl, n/s, 2010 35th St. $875 1-250-379-2627. 2bdrm, East Hill, good location, avail now, f/s, w/d $760. part util 250-545-4665 after 4 2bdrm East Hill, priv ent, shared laundry, n/s, n/p, int/tv util $900. +DD. 250-573-5824 2 bdrm immaculate,w/d, a/c, Alexis Park area, private ent, n/s, shared util, avail Oct.1 $900 pm. 250-545-1229 2bdrm new 1400sqft suite w/ private entry on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, 1horse ok, Avail now, $700.incl hydro (250)832-7875 2bdrm, sep level ent, close to Walmart, storage, n/s, n/p, shared laundry, on bus route incl. util, avail immed. $800. 250-542-3231 2bdrm suite, brand new home, Lake Country, 5-appl, $925. incl/util. 250-540-7361 2bdrm walk-out clean & quiet, F/S, W/D, A/C, 2 car prk, & gas f/p, sec. system, 1 blk to Rec Center, friendly quiet dog welcome, dog park across street, bus stop in front. $950. incl heat/lights. 250-503-2330 Available now, bright new 2bdrm, 1bath suite, 6 appl, off street parking, non smoking, n/p. $850/mo + security deposit. Incl utils except cable & phone. (250)542-9107 Avail Sept 15. 2bdrm basement suite, sep ent., w/d, f/s, util incl $750. 1-604-741-4196. Bachelor suite, Avail Oct 1, incl/util, wireless internet, satellite, shared laundry, n/s, n/p. Suitable for student or quiet couple. $625/mo (250)541-0050 Bright, open 1bdrm. Sep ent & prkg. NS/NP, $800 incl util/ wireless/HD cable/PVR, $400 + DD. Sept15, 250-309-7267 CLEAN 1-bdrm suite, grd level, sep/entr, parking, close to town, on bus route, f/s, w/d, suitable for 1 person or quiet couple, n/s, n/p $850 Ref/Req, (250)542-5483, 250-549-0218 East Hill. Roomy ground lvl, near new 1 bdrm ste. F/S, d/w, in suite laundry & central vac. Large new bath, walk in closet, king sz bdrm. Priv paved driveway & ent. Patio, room for RV &/or visitor prkg. N/S, NO PETS!! Cable, utils incl. Prefer 1 mature person. $850+ dep. Avail Oct 1 (some furniture avail if req). (250)503-1143 or 308-0958 Must see! 1-bdrm w/den, clean, private, lge cov. patio, view. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, adult oriented, $700m util incl, Call (250)545-3845 lv msg. NEW SUITE, all new appl. incl w/d. 1 or 2 persons. Large patio w/view of Ok. Lake. Below The Rise. Cats ok. n/s. 1000 s/f. $900. 778-996-0690 RENT REBATE FOR LONG-TERM TENANT Large bright, 1-bdrm, in quiet security building, central location, close to town, low low utilities, storage, a/c, w/d available, no-smoking, nopets, $700 avail Sept 15, (250)549-4730 answering machine, 250-308-9182. Spacious 1bdrm, mtn/lake views, Pv.W/D/entry, DW, NS/NP, storage, parking, near college, $725/mo. 938-2679. VERNON, 2-bdrm, beautiful Ok-Lake view & access. Large, clean, quiet, f/s, w/d. Prof persons/ active seniors. N/S, N/P. $885 utils incl. Sept15/Oct1. 250-547-0226
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t: 250 • 503 • 3477 Each ofﬁce independently owned and operated
4617A-34 Street (right side) Beside Vernon Auto Towing Ltd. Offers 1800 sq. ft. shop with 14’ overhead door, ofﬁce space, bathroom and a mezzanine! Fenced compound. $2160 Per Month Plus Triple Net. 250-545-2311 (ofﬁce) or 250-308-6282 (Mobile) Email Keith - firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 bdrm suite, N/S, pets neg. Incl utils/internet/parking/HD Cable, W/D, large windows, huge yard, Middleton. Avail Oct 1 250-3062272 $850
1 2 or 3bdm up, 1/3 acre, f/p, Avail now Bella Vista, shared utils, rent neg. 250-542-0060 1bdrm, 1 bath, lvr, din rm, W/D, F/S. Avail Oct 1. util incl, TV/int $800/mo 250-938-2955 1bdrm clean quiet, f/p, sep ent shared laundry, ns/np $600 +shared util 250-545-9067 1Month FREE rent with long term rental- 1bdrm level entry $750. BX area, large yard, covered patio, immaculate, laundry, utils incl. N/S, N/P. Avail Sept 15. 250-804-0531 2BDRM 2bath, 6-appl, Main Flr, Foothills area, Sept 17. $1000+ 1/2 utils 250-558-9993 2-bdrm, close to town, heat & laundry, Prkg incl. Avail Oct 1. Refs & DD req. N/S, N/P. $900/mo. 250-558-9656
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Cars - Sports & Imports
WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.
1999 VW Golf, 5spd, 4dr, 215KM, Exc shape. $3,200. 250-547-2428 after 7pm 2001 Subaru awd, Legacy SW, original owner, ex cond. First $7200. 778-475-0542. 2002 Subaru Outback Ltd, 137 k, loaded, includes 4 new winter tires, $10,900. 778-4751144. 2003 Honda CRV. excellent condition, only 108,000kms, $13,000 obo 250-558-0374 2004 Toyota Matrix, auto, ac, $6975.; 2007 Toyota Yaris, 2-dr hatchback, 5-spd, $6175.; 2006 Pontiac Vibe, 5-spd, loaded, $6975.; Government inspected rebuilt vehicles. Lego Auto Sales Vernon. (250)260-4415 2005 Honda S2000, complete w/car cover & service manual, $24,995. (250)542-6915 2006 Toyota Corolla LE, 38,000 kms, new tires, etc. $14,600.obo 250-542-5250
2Bdrm + ofﬁce,1600 sq.ft. furnished Executive, Kal Lake Semi Waterfront, Sept 15 to June 30, $1100. + 1/2 utils. Mature couple or single. pref’d sm pets ok (250)306-0919
Small bachelor Enderby, Private entrance, 1/2 block bus. Non smoker, 250-308-8424 WATERFRONT! Beautiful detached 1 Br suite Available Sept 15 5 app Covered parking 15 min to Armstrong Enderby Salmon Arm. Pref quiet individual or professional couple $850/mo+ 1/3 util. Sat TV included 250 803 4311
4bdrm, 1 bath, f/s, n/s, n/p, avail Oct 1. $1050.+utilities. (250)558-5121
3 Bdrm Main Floor of house. Large Fenced Yard. Separate Entrance & Parking. Close to town. Avail Oct.1. $1200+util. 250-306-0714 or 250309-1466. Call or Text
3bdrm unit in Enderby 4plex. N/S, N/P. $700, Utils extra. Yard maint. 250-838-2655 Lumby 3 bdrm 1 bath, lg rec room, avail Oct 1, $900. incl basic util, n/s, no dogs, (250)547-8901 Newly reno’d, close to downtown, 2bdrm, 1.5-bath, private stairway entry, 1 prkg spc w/d, n/s, n/p, $800 + util, Ref.Req. Avail Immed. (250)558-1873
BEAUTIFUL 3BR in Vernon $1100 plus utilities, ﬁreplace, pool, NP, NS, photos at http://gallery.me.com/jsbuller call Jon 250307-3119
2 bdrm, nicely updated, pool, D/W, W/D, no pets, ref. required. 5300 25th Ave. $1050 util. 250-542-4682
End unit on Middleton Way, 1800sqft. 2or3-bdrm, 2-bath, patio, carport, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, n/s, n/p, Refs. $1500+util, Avail 15Sept. (250)558-3588 For rent or rent to own, 3bdrm, 2-bath Townhouse, in excellent 55+ Strata Complex, Enderby, Immediate occupancy, 5appl, a/c, enclosed garage, private backyard, small pet ok, (250)306-3379
3bdrm, 2bath, laundry, a/c, newly reno’d, Alexis Park, lrg master bd, n/s, n/p, $1100. Avail now. (250)545-0089
HARWOOD.OCTOBER 1st. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, F/S/D, W/D. No smoking. No parties. $1300/mo 250 541 0094 Call 8am and 8pm
Townhouses 1MONTH FREE RENT. 2bdrm 1.5 bath, new carpet/laminate ﬂooring, 5appl, N/S, N/P. 5300 25th Ave. $850 + hydro. Oct 1. 250-306-1224
Small ads, BIG deals! Auto Financing Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231
ROCK, the end unit. 4bdrm and 3.5bath rm. close to all amenities and bus routes. includes all appliances and security system!! $1500+utilities. 250 558 8860.
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1bdrm w/fenced yard, young woman w/2 medium dogs, low rent include util. Call 250-2123727 or msg. 250-306-8943 WANT to rent, approx 1 acre, Vernon area, suitable for storage, residential/industrial. (250)545-2401
TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. (250)540-4815
1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $8,500 obo. 250-306-1434 2005 GMC 5th Wheel Tailgate, $200. (250)542-6915 2006 Arctic Fox 5th wheel, 27.5ft. 4 season coach, 2slides, sofa bed, dinette, lots of cupboards & drawers, power antenna, satellite ready, 4 new wheels & 10 ply tires, 3 waste tanks, BBQ & many extras $24,900. (250)549-7014
Four Chrome wheels. Rims 17x8.5. 5 stud. $150 each obo. (250)503-2468 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.
1987 Buick, only 71,000km. 1 owner, no accidents. Economical to drive with A/C. Only $1800. 250-542-1984 1990 Pontiac Bonneville, auto, 4dr/wh. 3.8L, V6. Good cond. Immaculate interior. $1990. (250)260-5990 1995 Grand Prix, auto, a/c, exc running condition. $1500. obo (250)542-2680 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, 4Door, 4 cyl. Automatic, new Brakes, $1,400.00 O.B.O. (250)545-3435 or (778)4751092, email@example.com 2000 Cavalier, 97,000kms, 4cyl, auto, 4dr, air, cruise, $3200 obo (250)308-9764 2007 Chev Cobalt, super charged, 47,000 kms, black, leather heated seats, loaded, summer driven. $12,750.obo or trade for 4x4 250-545-4442
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2006 33RLTS CITATION Supreme 5 Wheel
Antiques / Classics 1976 Chrysler Cordoba, 53,000 orig miles, 400 CID, New brakes & wipers, 8 track Cassette & cassette adapter, all orig manuals, Sports Wheels, front & rear stabilizer bars, electric windows, orig paint, 1 owner, summer driven. 250-545-2775
Cars - Domestic
2009 BUICK LUCERNE CXL
Only 45,000 4 kms
BANNISTER 4703 - 27th St. VERNON • 250-545-0606 Res. 250-545-7797
2008 29.5RLS JAYCO Super Lite 5th Wheel Power Awning, Exterior Shower, Air Conditioner, TV/DVD, Surround Sound, Skylight, Microwave, 2 Slide Outs, Fireplace, Hide-A-Bed, Large Dinette
3 Slide Outs, Thermal Pane Windows, Electric Awning, Air Conditioner, Heated Holding Tanks, TV/DVD, Corian Counter Tops, Ultra Leather Cocktail Chairs, Fireplace, Convection Microwave, Electric Stabilizer Jacks
IT’S RV TIME!
2008 31 CORSAIR Excella 5th wheel
Now accepting newer, clean RVs for consignment.
Canadian Built, 2 Slide Outs, Slide Toppers, Thermal Windows, Heated Holding Tanks, Air Conditioner, TV/DVD Player, Surround Sound, Microwave, Skylight, Fantastic Fan, Awning, Fireplace, Base Board Heaters, Computer Desk
• Government Certiﬁed Techs • Best Parts selection, new and used, in BC • Lowest shop rate in the valley Since 1969
2009 28RLS JAYCO Super Lite 5th Wheel
www.rosmanrv.com 6395 HWY 97N VERNON 250-545-2319 • 1-800-811-8733
Trucks & Vans
2008 CHEVY MALIBU HYBRID
Trucks & Vans AutomaƟc, 49,000 kms, air, Ɵlt, cruise, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM/CD + Sirius radio, tracƟon control, alloy wheels, side impact airbags
Slide Out, Awning, Air Conditioner, CD Player, Microwave, TV, Surround Sound, Fantastic Fan, Heated Holding Tanks, Air Hide-A-Bed REG. $
When booking online, go to www.kenkraft.ca or call 250-545-5101 firstname.lastname@example.org Dealer #5529
Sales & Service Ltd.
6395 HWY 97N VERNON 250-545-2319 • 1-800-811-8733
6395 HWY 97N VERNON 250-545-2319 • 1-800-811-8733
6395 HWY 97N VERNON 250-545-2319 • 1-800-811-8733
$AVE. End of Summer Sale. 2011 Electric Scooters $995-$1295. Buy now before they’re gone! scoot4u.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
TESKO AUTO SALES
8037 GREENHOW RD, VERNON (BESIDE ATLANTIS WATERSLIDES)
Trucks & Vans
2004 Silverado 2500, reg cab. 2wheel dr. $3850. 1101 Kal Lake Rd. (250)549-1945 2006 F350 FX4 Lariat, ext cab long box, low kms, canopy, leveling kit, 35” tires, intake, chip. Reduced $25,000. 250549-0644 2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, crewcab, 6-spd, loaded, black, $23,975. Government inspected vehicle. Lego Auto Sales Vernon. (250)260-4415
Court Bailiff’s Sale OKANAGAN COURT BAILIFFS INC. offers for sale by sealed bid, interest of the goods of the following judgment Debtor, Leo Phillip Richards aka Chubb Richards, which are purported to be: 1990 Lincoln Town car VIN: 1LNLM81FLY673646 1992 Cadillac – Deville VIN: 1G6CD53B7N4208357 19 Ft Reinell Stern Drive Power Boat 19 Ft Calkins Boat Trailer AND offers for sale by sealed bid, interest of the goods of the following judgment Debtor, Teuvo Antero Kuitunen, which are purported to be: 1997 Dodge Laramie SLT 4x4 VIN: 3B7KF23D6VM555556 AND offers for sale by sealed bid, interest of the goods of the following judgment Debtor, Larry Wayne Geier, which are purported to be: 1998 Jayco Travel Trailer VIN: 1UJBJ02M0W1CV0110 14ft Bombardier SeaDoo Jet Boat Sportster LT VIN: USCEC20339B202 2002 Karavan Boat Trailer VIN: 1KTBS17182E061470 ALL ITEMS Sold on an as is, where is basis. Sealed bids will be received at the Court Bailiffs ofﬁce, located at 3120 – 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., up to and including 11:00 am on September 16th, 2011. Sale may be subject to cancellation without notice. The Court Bailiff reserves the right to adjourn the sale without notice and may apply to the court for further direction if the need arises. To view the item or to obtain further information regarding this sale, contact 250-549-2727 or view at www.interiorbailiffs.com
Utility Trailers Trailers for Sale. Cargo* Utility* Dump Box* Hi-Deck* Flat Deck* Atv/Sled. BC CARGO TRAILERS 1-866-546-5899
Boats 12ft aluminum boat, 54” wide beam, 6hp Johnson, on trailer. $1500. (250)833-2637 19.5’ Bayliner, c/w cuddy, 2 tops, 2 props, c/w 2005 Trailer, $5500 obo (250)503-7243 2003 19’ Maxum Sport SR Only 100 hrs! 4.3 Litre 190 HP MercCruiser. Stored indoors every winter! Mint condition - absolutely like new! Includes sport graphics, snap-In carpet, AM/FM/CD stereo, depth ﬁnder, bimini, bow & cockpit canvas, and galvanized karavan trailer with disc brakes. Great family boat! Must be seen. Located at Mara, BC, 1 hr 15 mins from Kelowna! Private sale $15,500 no HST. Call 604-852-9898 AUTUMN SPECIAL!!! BOATING SEASON IS STILL BEAUTIFUL IN FALL MUST SELL & MOVE BEFORE WINTER!! $1000 OFF!! Your Cabin on the Lake
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
2001 Nissan Path Finder, Luxury Edition. exc. cond. black leather int.w/heated front seats. Sunroof, ski & thule carrier incl 188K $9750. 1992 Plymouth Acclaim. Reliable & clean. 205K. $950. (250)5425660 pic’s on castanet.net 2006 Nissan X-trail for sale. Fully loaded 4 wheel drive, trailer hitch, cargo net and cover. Comes with winter tires on rims and brand new summers (toyo’s), 106,000 kms. Asking $14,900, call 250542-6902.
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Trucks & Vans 1988 F250 4x4, 4.9L, 5-speed, $1250. 250-546-8199 or cell 250-309-1805 1990 Chevy Astro Van, 8 passenger, rebuilt engine. $1200. (250)308-7077 1995 Chev model 1500, 4x4, V6, silver, 287,000kms, $2,300. obo (250)545-4442 1998 Dodge Caravan, very clean, low kms, new snow tires, $3500. (250)545-1263
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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 $8K NEW PRICE Call 250-362-7681 or email email@example.com for more information
Dovetail Boat Loader, 18mos old, adjustable to ﬁt any fullsize pickup. $2150 obo (250)542-1904 Malibu 20’ Cuddy Cabin omc/Chev 350 I/O, stainless prop. w/2 extra props, new canvasas, ﬁsh ﬁnder, recent service, c/w double axle trailer. All in good condition. $9800.obo 1 (250)545-7802
Marine Services BOAT STORAGE $99/month @ Wood Lake Resort and Marina 855-766-1881 Winﬁeld.
An application to update an existing Liquor Primary Licence has been received from the Army Navy and Airforce Spitﬁre Unit #5 for: 2500 – 46 Avenue (Army Navy Airforce Spitﬁre Unit #5). The applicant is proposing to serve alcohol between the hours of: 11:00 AM and 1:00 AM Monday to Saturday and 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Midnight) on Sunday. The existing licence has been in place for over 20 years. the licensee does not expect the proposed licence update to change the way they operate, except to make full use of the banquet half and to provide recreational facilities to recreational groups. The occupant load and seating for the establishment is 425 persons, consisting of 225 seats inside and 200 seats on the patio. Pursuant to Section 11.3 of the Liquor Control & Licensing Act and Council direction, comments are being sought from the public on the above noted applications, with comments being forwarded to: CITY OF VERNON Attn: Dale Rintoul, Planner via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) To ensure the consideration of your views, written comments from the public are requested to be submitted to the City prior to Friday, September 23, 2011. Please include your name and address with the comments
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IF IT’S NOT A HONDA, IT’S JUST ANOTHER CAR. ‡
$ Honda has received more quality awards than any other car maker‡ and the Honda Civic has been the best-selling car in Canada for 13 years running£. So you can buy a car, or you can buy a Honda.
169 1.99 #
Sales & Lease
% *† APR PER MONTH FOR 48 MONTHS ¥
$2,660 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR SEDAN. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI. $2,915 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR COUPE. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI.
2012 Civic Sedan LX $ 18,885
MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.
2012 Civic Coupe LX $ 19,385
MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.
1-888-545-0531 6425 Hwy. 97N, VERNON
(on top of the Swan Lake Auto Mile)
DEALER NO 8718
Sales & Lease
Sales & Lease
Sales & Lease
** MSRP is $18,885/$19,385 including freight and PDI of $1,395/$1,395. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #Limited time lease offers based on a new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE. Lease example based on new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. */† 1.99%/1.99% lease APR for 48/48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $169/169. Down payment of $2,659.74/$2,915, ﬁrst monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,771.74/$11,027. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000/96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. ¥$1000 gas card offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements on all new 2012 Civic models. Gas card offer includes HST/GST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or ﬁnance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers. Dealer participation required. ‡Honda Element, Fit, Accord, Accord Crosstour, Civic, Civic Insight (tie) and Ridgeline received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective categories in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 73,790 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 234 models and measuring opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. £As reported by Canadian manufacturers for calendar year 2010. **/#/*/†/¥ Offers valid from September 1st through September 30th, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
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