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Historic shift in health care underway RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

It’s like no other move in the North Okanagan’s history. As residents climb out of bed and begin their day, patients and staff are in the midst of relocating from the west wing to the new 231,000-square-foot Polson tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital today. “We’re really excited to get the building up and running,” said Yolanda Short, operational planner. At 5 a.m., staff began determining which patients in intensive care, coronary care and women’s and children’s health could be transferred first. After a brief meeting of staff, the relocation of upwards of 64 patients began at 8:30 a.m. “During the transfer, there will be a nurse with every patient,” said Mike Shebib, vicepresident of Health Care Relocation, which specializes in hospital moves. “The nurse will be focused on the patient and their wellbeing.” Family members of patients are encouraged to stay away from the hospital during the move to reduce the number of people on site. Volunteers will be in key hallway intersections to ensure patients and staff go in the right direction. Every possibility has been considered, including an expectant mother going into labour. “We’ll take each case individually,” said Short. “If a woman is able to move, we’ll move over and if not, we’ll wait.” Many of the people in the intensive care unit are experiencing sensitive situations, and there will be 15 minutes between each move so patients are prepared properly. A critical detail for members of the public showing up at the emergency department before 7 a.m. today is that they will use the existing facilities. After 7 a.m., they will be directed to the new tower. Planning for the relocation has been underway for a year. “Everyone has risen to the challenge,” said Shebib, whose Victoria-based company has participated in 250 hospital moves in 18 years, including UCLA Medical in Los Angeles most recently. His team of 20 staff arrived in Vernon Sept. 18 and they have been distributing boxes and

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Catherine Knoppf (above), a registered nurse, moves supplies into one of the new maternity ward storage rooms in the Polson Tower Friday morning. Yolanda Jeffrey, a registered nurse, fills a moving bin with maternity supplies from the old ward for their new home. carts for equipment big and small. “We’ve been moving things we could move ahead of the patients,” said Shebib. That presented some challenges because regular activities have continued in the old building. Equipment was still needed by doctors and nurses. “If something was sent over and we still needed it because of volume, we called them and it was brought back over,” said Short. Each department is responsible for setting up supplies. “I’m nervous and anxious all rolled into one but I’m calm,” said Michelle Rotenburger, a unit manager with women’s and children’s health services. “We’ve been planning it for so long, right down to the minute details.”

It’s expected the move into the tower will be completed by 12:30 p.m. today. “It starts to get to business as usual after that,” said Short. Visiting hours will begin at 3 p.m. today, unlike the usual 2 p.m. While the expanded space and high-tech equipment of the new tower has long been anticipated it also means that parts of the 1948 hospital will no longer play a major role in life transitions. That’s particularly the case with the delivery rooms and nursery. “We see families where a grandmother and mother were born on that unit and then a third generation,” said Short, who was born at VJH as were her children. “It will be sad (to leave there) but we will start new stories.”

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News ‘Illiterate ghetto kid’ beats the odds JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Lesra Martin may be famous for his role in bringing justice to pro boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter. But his greatest fight wasn’t freeing the innocent Carter from prison, it was freeing himself from a life of injustices. Martin was in town Thursday sharing his inspirational life story with Clarence Fulton, W.L. Seaton and Kalamalka secondary students. While he’s now a father of two girls and a successful lawyer based out of Kamloops, Martin recalls his own harrowing teenage years. Growing up in the ghetto, at just 15-years-old Martin was one of many dismissed by society and raised as an illiterate. “I remember, at the age of 15 I could neither read nor write a single word of English,� said Martin, brought up in a dangerous, gang-infested neighbourhood in Bushwick, New York. Teachers at his inner-city school would pass students from grade to grade just for showing up. In fact in Grade 10, he was tested for reading and it was determined that he couldn’t even read at a Grade 2 level. Yet the young man had just graduated from his English class of 40 with the third highest marks. Although his own teach-

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Lesra Martin speaks at Fulton Secondary School Thursday, sharing his inspirational life story of an illiterate ghetto kid turned successful lawyer, who played a role in bringing justice to pro boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter. ers didn’t take the time to see it, Martin had potential, even underneath his own self-doubts. And in 1979, through a chance encounter on the subway, a group of Canadians took a chance on Martin. The group gave him an opportunity to break from his life of illiteracy and come with them to Toronto. They surrounded him with books, never pressuring him to crack them, but providing a

window to a better life. The Canadians who adopted Martin often took him to book stores and sales, and it was in a library discard bin that Martin found his greatest source of inspiration, Rubin (Hurricane) Carter’s 1974 autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, on sale for just 25 cents. Martin was moved by the prizefighter’s story of how he was serving a life sentence for a triple murder that he did not commit.

He was so touched that he wrote to Carter, even visited him in prison and soon his Canadian housemates joined Martin and devoted five years to Carter’s cause. Thanks to their efforts, Carter was exonerated in 1985, 22 years after his arrest. The remarkable story was the subject of the 1999 inspirational movie, Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington as Carter. Martin is featured in the parallel plot, played

Vernon water rates make the grade RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A survey indicates Greater Vernon residents are not being soaked for water. The Regional District of North Okanagan has compared Greater Vernon’s domestic water rates with other Thompson-Okanagan jurisdictions. “We don’t have the most expensive water in the valley,� said Al Cotsworth, utilities manager. “Last year, we were the 17th highest out of 22 billing areas and this year we’re 15th.� The maximum annual cost within the surveyed jurisdictions was a flat fee of $834 (Naramata) and the minimum was a metered fee of $255 (Lakeview Irrigation in West Kelowna).

Greater Vernon’s price was a metered $572. Director Doug Dirk doesn’t believe the survey results should be used to determine fees. “I’d use our need and projections to set rates,� he said. Dirk believes other factors that could impact rates are infrastructure upgrades and the possible legal case over contamination of the Antwerp Springs well. “How are we going to apply that? Are we just going to jack the per metre rate up or do we consider other options?� he said. Director Mike Gavinchuk isn’t convinced the cost of water matters to some residents. “If he (customer) wants to pour water on his lawn or shower six times a day, he’s going to pay,� said Gavinchuk.

by Vicellous Reon Shannon, for his role in helping to free Carter. “Hate put me in prison, love’s gonna bust me out,� Carter’s character says in the Hollywood film. Now Martin uses his life story to inspire others to unlock their own potential. “You can take a malnourished, illiterate kid from the ghetto, fatten him up a bit and educate him,� Martin laughed. “Despite the odds, you can win.�

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the tower Oct. 13. However, Foster isn’t sure if that will occur. There’s still no guarantee that “He’s reluctant to give an answer,” cramped quarters at Vernon Jubilee said Foster of de Jong. Hospital will be addressed. “He doesn’t want to make a promEric Foster, Vernon-Monashee ise he can’t keep. It’s all about coming MLA, met with Health up with the resources.” Minister Michael de Jong Foster and de Jong also Thursday to discuss the discussed the pressure the need to complete two floors community is exerting to in the new tower as a way have the floors completed of opening more acute care and beds opened. beds. “If it wasn’t for com“No news is good news. munity involvement, this He didn’t say no to me,” wouldn’t be an issue. The said Foster. community is keeping this Eric Foster “The minister knows on the front page,” said there’s a bed shortage. It’s Foster. just an issue of how to come up with Foster was recently presented the funds.” with a 6,033-name petition about VJH is funded for 148 acute care beds and he plans on giving it to beds but on average, there are 164 de Jong during this week’s Union patients daily. That has led to patients of B.C. Municipalities convention in in the halls and surgeries being can- Vancouver because local politicians celled. will be on hand. The price tag to develop both Foster is confident that an floors could be $20 million, and then announcement on funding is pend$20 million would be needed annu- ing. ally to operate the floors (with 30 “I’m not letting up on this and beds each). neither is the community,” he said. There’s been speculation that an “There’s no question we’ll open announcement regarding beds may beds. It’s just a matter of when. I want occur during the official opening of it sooner.” Morning Star Staff

Pelland gets 12 years in Texas jail ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A North Okanagan sex offender convicted in Texas on seven child pornography related counts could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Harvey James Pelland, 76, was sentenced in Abilene, Texas Wednesday to 12 years and five months in jail.

That is to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Pelland was found guilty in March of two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He has been in custody since his arrest on April 6, 2009 while he

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areas,” said Chong. Maintenance of all parks is currently done under Victoria is wading into Greater Vernon’s parks contract by the City of Vernon. dispute. Garlick says Chong’s letter has been provided to Community Development Minister Ida Chong the City of Vernon and RDNO. has presented two options to Coldstream “We’re not going to jump in and do so it can to remain in parts of the parks and anything right away,” he said. recreation function while going it alone “We want to talk to the city about with some services. this. We don’t want to do anything “We’ll be looking at it and proceeding rash.” cautiously,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. Garlick says Coldstream’s goal is The first option would see a majority of to maintain a Greater Vernon structhe Regional District of North Okanagan ture over parks and recreation where board removing Coldstream as a particiit makes sense and to initiate changes pant of the function. Jim Garlick where desired. “A service establishment bylaw could He is hopeful that an agreement can then be passed by the regional board for be reached among all participants. community parks with the City of Vernon and “We’re not looking for a fight over this. We need Areas B and C as the participating areas,” said some realization that on the part of one partner, Chong in a Sept. 12 letter. changes are needed,” he said of Coldstream wanting The second option is to leave the function in its some control over local parks. current form but change the maintenance contract Beyond individual communities being responso Coldstream is responsible for maintaining its sible for local parks, Garlick suggests RDNO should own parks. possibly create a regional parks function that “One implication for this option is the district involves all jurisdictions. would still continue to pay its portion of the costs “Look at the Enderby Cliffs trails. People from to maintain the parks in the other participating all over use those,” he said. Morning Star Staff

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Armstrong’s lacrosse teams are mourning the loss of one of their own. Cullen James Rowan, 18, died Thursday morning in a workplace accident at NorVal Rentals shortly after 11:30 a.m. A scissor lift Rowan was operating came into contact with some overhead Hydro wires. Rowan was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital where he died from his injuries. Rowan played lacrosse for the senior and junior Shamrocks in the 2011 season. “The Armstrong Shamrocks organizations are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our lacrosse brother Cullen Rowan,” said Shamrocks spokesperson Ryan Nitchie. “Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Cullen’s family whom we know loved and supported Cullen throughout life and especially in his lacrosse career. “Cullen will be deeply missed by his teammates and coaches as his passion for lacrosse was exemplified by his exceptional skills and leadership, he truly was and will forever

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detachment with officers dedicated to cover the communities. A police detachment is located in Armstrong, whose population will likely remain under 5,000. For the township, the move to municipal policing will mean a slight impact for taxpayers, but Hansma said it won’t be a severe impact as the township has been preparing for this for the past few years.

“We don’t need to set any money aside as we have a reserve fund,� said Hansma. “We knew we’d be over again. We never stopped collecting in anticipation of that. We made sure we had that reserve established so it would balance out over a number of years.� Official census numbers are expected to be released by the end of 2011 or in early 2012, and negotiations between the township and the province in regards to policing will continue.

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Two veteran politicians are ready to hit the hustings again. Cherryville director Eugene Foisy and rural Lumby director Rick Fairbairn will both seek re-election for the Regional District of North Okanagan board Nov. 19. “There are issues that still have to be dealt with like the official community plan,” said Foisy, who has been Cherryville’s representative for 17 years. “I have more time and I’d like to get things addressed.” Other issues for Foisy, who has operated a family mill, include looking at water volumes and road variances required for development.

“We’ve got too many Cherryville. “Internet is imporregulations. Some have been in for a long time tant for the school kids,” he said. and they “They are mean nothtold by their ing,” he said, teachers to do adding that things online the rules prebut it’s not feavent families sible with dialfrom growup.” ing. R i c k “Let’s Fairbairn has look at them Rick Fairbairn been direcand make tor for rural some sense Lumby, which of them. includes We have to Whitevale and make it clear Mabel Lake, about what’s for nine years. required.” “We have Foisy also unfinished wants to push business and ahead with Eugene Foisy in particular a fish ladfarm gate sales der around Wilsey dam on the and the provincial meat Shuswap River, regulations,” said the and to bring high- rancher. “It’s a huge issue. speed Internet into

We have economic and social problems because of the lack of ability for families to generate revenue from the farm. Farm gate sales would supplement their income.” Fairbairn also wants to focus on the Shuswap River watershed sustainability plan. “Water is important as a resource coupled with supporting fisheries,” he said, adding that he also wants to ensure passage around the Wilsey dam for fish. Fairbairn is chairperson of the Electoral Area Advisory Committee and the White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. “We’re investing $520,000 to upgrade recreational facilities and to allow for more

Council heads off to convention ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Spallumcheen representatives will meet with four provincial ministers during this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Mayor Will Hansma, councillors Dave Brew, Janice Brown and Christine Fraser and administrator Lynda Shykora will discuss issues pertinent to the township during short audiences with the ministers of transportation, community development, agriculture and forests. The convention runs Christine Fraser Tuesday to Friday. “We will meet with the transportation, agriculture and forests ministers on Tuesday, and the community development minister on Thursday,” said Shykora. In between, Spallumcheen officials will have a chance to talk to representatives from the Agricultural Land Commission on Wednesday. Representatives from other North Okanagan municipalities will also attend the UBCM convention. Contracts to be extended Township of Spallumcheen staff have been directed unanimously by council to enter into contract extension negotiations with two people. Staff have been directed to negotiate a five-year SALES

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t could be my fault. You see I met with my financial guy on Wednesday just to check on my RRSPs and such, and get a free lunch, and we decided to stay the course and that everything could be better but it had at least come back from the recession and relatively speaking everything was OK and...... Then the market fell nearly 400 points on Thursday. Sorry about that folks. Hey, at least I got lunch out of it. Well, maybe it’s not my fault after all. The experts are saying it’s likely the continuing debt crisis in Europe, or the high unemployment in the U.S., or the slowing Chinese economy or the fact that October is looming and Glenn Mitchell that’s never a good time for the markets or maybe Warren Buffett’s horoscope said sell and the world followed suit. Or maybe it was the changing of the seasons this week and it affected some hormonal change in a few brains that caused a few others to panic which caused...... Or maybe someone’s consulting the Mayan calendar that says the world’s going to end next year so now might be as good a time as any to cash out.... Any, or all, or more or none of these could be factors for the up-and-down markets over the last few months, and there’s numerous commentators who will offer their two-bits worth of advice on how it’s all going to play out in the end. However most of them aren’t worth one bit (which I guess is 12.5 cents) as they’re just guessing based on past experience which doesn’t seem to count for much these days. It’s incredibly ironic that in this electronic age when so much information is at our fingertips at an instant, like how the stock market is doing this very minute, tends to feed off itself so that dramatic dips become even more dramatic and all hell breaks loose to the point where everyone throws their arms up exclaiming “what the hell is

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going on here?” Of course this information overload isn’t just on the Internet as traditional media also jumps on the negative market trends with blazing headlines, but when it bounces back over the next two days it hardly gets a mention. You can rightfully blame that on the media but keep in mind that it’s news when a plane crashes because that’s not supposed to happen but when it lands successfully it’s not news because that’s supposed to happen and usually does, even though it’s obviously a good thing. But I’m sure this ever-so-fast-and-getting-faster cycle of information is a factor in the roller-coaster ride that is called the stock market these days. Actually I’m sure it’s a factor in all of our everyday lives these days as everyone thinks that everything can be done in a nanosecond due to modern technology – so give me what I want now or see you later alligator. Gee, I wonder why we’re all so stressed out these days? Well, at least we’re all connected 24/7. Yeah, connected to mayhem on a global scale. The world ain’t going crazy, it just seems that way because we instantly know about every hurricane warning, every report that says you get cancer from breathing, every report that says the environment is doomed if we don’t...... Aaarggghhhh. Enough already. I know there’s plenty of good news out there also and it gets reported too but the negative stuff can get overwhelming sometimes. It used to be if the sun is shining overhead in your neighborhood, it’s a good day in your world. That may seem a little naive these days and is not considered being a good global citizen but, hey, sometimes we forget to enjoy life and all it offers. The market’s the market. It was here yesterday, it will be here tomorrow and it might be up or it might be down. Who really knows? And, sometimes at least, who really cares? I’m not going to panic, which is what most socalled experts advise anyway. So listen to Jimmy Buffett instead of Warren Buffet for a change and have a good weekend Come Monday, it’ll be all right........

How do you feel about flushing $89 million down the drain? That’s what it appears the provincial government has done when it spent that amount on an exclusive province-wide software system designed to keep track of students’ records. The system, known as the British Columbia enterprise Student Information System (BCeSIS), has been the subject of numerous complaints by teachers and school administrators that it was prone to crashes and was difficult to access. Indeed, the whole system went down last year just as school was starting up. To add insult to injury, the government spent another $250,000 on a report that concluded the system was not userfriendly, didn’t provide satisfactory reports and was difficult to service. It recommends scrapping the whole thing and instead, buying existing software on the market. While Education Minister and Shuswap MLA George Abbott defended the system, saying it needs replacement because it is older technology, he also admitted there were “glitches.” He added that he would be consulting with school districts, teachers and others about what is needed in a new system. We certainly hope so. This was taxpayers’ money — money that at a time of continued cutbacks in the education system could have gone to fund teachers, libraries, special education assistants or playgrounds. When you think of all the good $89 million could have done for students, this debacle is more than shocking. It’s a tragic waste of resources. ---Salmon Arm Observer


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have lived within the City of Vernon for the past 43 years, and simply cannot remember that we have ever been on a water advisory until recently. What a travesty that, over the past few years we have spent millions of dollars to upgrade our water sources to what we were led to believe were extremely high standards and as a result, our water rates have become so high that to me it is alarming. So we all try to cut down on our water usage – does this mean that the powers that be will come out and tell us that as we have not met someone’s idea of a ‘quota of usage’ and that we will be farther punished for all this travesty, by our rates going up yet again to meet the financial demands of the payment for all the work done and money spent? I have just done some checking, and within the

NURSES SUPPORT Re: More support required (Beyond the Headlines column Sept. 7/11). It’s unfortunate the article didn’t focus on the positive aspects of this event – that a community group drew a respectable crowd to the rally outside Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Labour Day, and kept the issue in the public eye. Any criticism should be directed to the provincial government and B.C. Liberal MLAs for failing to provide adequate healthcare staffing and resources the community deserves. Nurses have been front and centre for months on the issue of overcrowding and inadequate staffing at Vernon Jubilee. Contrary to your article, on Labour Day several nurses – including our steward coordinator - attended the rally (some attended between working two night shifts), while others were inside working to provide care to patients and others were enjoying much needed holiday time with family. We were happy the rally was a community event and we had no desire to overshadow it with our own signs, etc. The BC Nurses’ Union supported the launch of the Purple Ribbon Campaign at Vernon Jubilee and has worked hard to keep it highly visible. Our members will continue to support the community in moving the campaign forward in whatever appropriate ways they can.

Vernon Water district since June 30 when the Duteau Creek source, newly opened after a long and very costly

Meanwhile we encourage residents to get on the phone or get on your computer and tell your MLA and the Health Minister to ensure “Safe Care Now!” Christine Sorensen, Chair, Thompson North Okanagan region, BC Nurses’ Union STRAIGHT FACTS Smart meters are a safe and costeffective way to modernize the electricity system for the benefit of all British Columbians. Upgrading to smart meters will help keep rates low by creating a more efficient power system and reducing power loss. Other benefits include quicker outage detection and power restoration, and allowing customers to track their own near real-time consumption so that they can find ways to conserve energy and lower their bills even further. Smart meters are safe. Human exposure to radio frequency dates back over 100 years. After decades of medical and scientific research, there are no demonstrable health or environmental effects from exposure to low level radio frequency signals. While smart meters and cell phones both communicate wirelessly, they have different parameters. Smart meters are located outside of the home, at least a foot away from any residential space. At that distance, the radio frequency exposure is less than half the strictest safety standards in the world,

set by Switzerland. Smart meters transmit data four to six times a day, in total for less than a minute a day. The cumulative exposure to radio frequency from a smart meter – over its entire 20-year lifespan – is the equivalent to a single 30-minute cell phone conversation. BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program was designed after a thorough evaluation of the technology and options available and after extensive discussions with other utilities. The program will deliver significant benefits to our customers, including $70 million in the next three years alone through lower rates. Readers can learn more about BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program at bchydro.com/smartmeters. Gary Murphy, Smart Metering Program, BC Hydro CLOCK REPAIRS The clock from the old post office is a part of Vernon's heritage and should be preserved to be enjoyed and appreciated by all, not just now but for years to come. Why is council having such a hard tome to spend money on such a historical item? Council seems to have no problem spending taxpayers' money on what appear to be their own pet projects. The acquisition of more and more land with no specified purpose seems to be at the forefront of their agenda. I won't get

renovation came on line until Sept. 8, there have been precisely 10 days that there has not been a boil water advisory in effect within the region. In this day and age to me this is completely unacceptable, and somehow we should be given a real accounting of how this can happen and some sort of assurance it will not happen again, and perhaps a few heads should be rolling. Supposedly now having one of the safest water supplies it is unacceptable to me that we were boiling water or purchasing safe drinking water, and we, I am sure, will not be offered any form of compensation for all the inconvenience and extra expense we are all being put through. So much for progress. And modern technology. Valerie Redstone

into the disruption of traffic flow that the proposed bike lanes (re: 43 Ave.) are sure to cause. When I moved to Vernon in 2003, the main bus stop was at Cenotaph Park, which at some point was declared an unsafe location; council insisted on moving it to its current location. Taxes paid to move it then and now they are going to pay to move it back. Taxes also paid for the beautification of the property at city hall. The rock with water pumping out of the top is nice, but the cement water troughs (for lack of a better description) are ridiculous. Evidently, they represent the Gray Canal, although there is no plaque to inform anyone of that and the design would not lead one to that assumption. I found out only because the mayor happened to be right beside them when I went to pay my taxes and I took the time to ask. It seems to me that Vernon's past means little or nothing at all to the city council. C. Gehrmann RALLY THANKS Thank you to all who attended the rally at the New Polson Patient Care Tower, VJH on Sept. 5. Thank you to all who donated and/or helped the rally to be such a success. The donations from the rally totalled $657.11, going a long way to pay expenses which have now been paid in full.

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safety at the intersection. Lachmuth, the Vernon-area manager for the Ministry of Transportation, was joined by two colleagues and Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma for the official opening of the new light Thursday. “We feel it makes a significant safety improvement at that intersection,” said Lachmuth. “Our studies found that an amber flashing beacon is an excellent way to improved safety.” Lachmuth pointed to a similar light installed 18 months ago on Highway 97 south of Vernon at Bailey Road, an intersection like the one at McLeod Road that has seen its share of fatals and other accidents. “The flashing amber beacon is well received,” said Lachmuth. “Traffic is slowing down when they see the beacon which makes them more aware of other traffic making movement onto the highway.” The beacon at McLeod Road flashes amber for highway traffic, which the goal, said Lachmuth, is for traffic to recognize there’s an intersection approaching and to slow down. For those residents travelling out of McLeod Subdivision and approaching the beacon, they are greeted with a flashing red light which tells them

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Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma (left) and Murray Tekano, with the Ministry of Transportation, discuss improvements at McLeod Road and Highway 97A. to stop. Residents of the subdivision began a push for a signal light at the intersection in 2009, and that included presenting MLA George Abbott with a petition containing close to 850 signatures asking for a signal. The ministry said it listened to the people, but as far as Frances Wirtz is concerned, the installation of the amber beacon is very late in coming. Wirtz is one of the people who spearheaded the petition campaign. “It (light) was promised more than a year ago,” said Wirtz. “All it does is it tells people there’s an intersection there. It’s just a little bit better than nothing.” Hansma said he had received numerous calls from people apprecia-

tive of the installation of the signal, and called the beacon “a good first step.” “I think it’s fantastic and we need to recognize the level of support that was required by the ministry to have this done, we appreciate that as a community,” said Hansma. “It will bring a level of awareness through the intersection, that’s what we want. For traffic to be aware when they approach the intersection and that’s what this does. “You can see this thing almost from Armstrong when you come around that corner, it gives people that level of time to be able to recognize it’s a cautionary intersection.” Residents had been calling for a signal light at the intersection, or

possibly a left-hand turn lane for northbound traffic off Highway 97A. Lachmuth said the province is trying to limit the amount of traffic lights on highways to eliminate creating stoppages and, therefore, long solid walls of traffic. Hansma said he will bring up the topic when he meets with transportation minister Blair Lekstrom at this week’s UBCM convention in Vancouver. “I know the ministry has talked about the expansion of the highway further, and that the Highway 97 corridor is a very strategic plan for the ministry to bring it all the way through,” he said. “This (amber beacon) is exactly what we needed for an interim solution.”


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fire hall. two parties. Presently, the 92 Service could evenThere could soon be properties in the area tually be possible once a new model for operat- do not have fire protec- the city opens a fire hall ing a regional function. tion of any kind. at Predator Ridge. Negotiations are The BX-Swan No Fight Over underway that Lake Fire Coldstream Site could possibly Department, Coldstream officials see the City of which is didn’t protest a decision Vernon prolocated on to not accept land for vide the fire Silver Star park in the community. training centre Road, has The municipality’s service under i n d i c a t e d director, Doug Dirk, contract with that it may didn’t oppose a Regional the Regional be able to District of North Trafford Hall D i s t r i c t provide lim- Okanagan motion to of North ited service accept five per cent cash Okanagan. to the area. in lieu on the balance “The chief The City of the development at administrative of Vernon Coldstream Meadows officers will was asked retirement residence. bring back a to provide Dirk said there was proposal to the fire protec- no point in voting fire chiefs and tion but against the motion at then it will go the request the board table because Gavinchuk to the councils was denied it was going to pass anyand electoral b e c a u s e how. areas for consideration,” of concerns over road The District of said Trafford Hall, access and the lack of Coldstream had wantRDNO administrator. fire hydrants. ed the regional district The city has “Between the region- to accept 0.9 hectares expressed concerns al district and the city, on Mackie Drive from in the past about how we’ve handled it poor- Coldstream Meadows the fire training centre ly,” said director Mike for park. operates under RDNO, Gavinchuk of the failed If that had occurred, and specifically the costs discussions between the the business would have of the service. “Vernon has indiDR. ELWOOD ASTLEFORD cated it will withdraw if the status quo is mainFAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE tained. Without Vernon, ALL New Patients Welcome the status quo will be Adults, Children, Seniors costly (for other jurisdictions),” said Hall. “Vernon is trying to demonstrate there is a better way to do it.” Commonage Surveyed Over Fire Dr. Elwood Susan Commonage resiAstleford Roth, CDA dents will have a chance to provide input on posGeneral Dentistry We’re here to sible fire protection. Crown & Bridge HELP The Regional District Whitening you! of North Okanagan Extractions board has decided to survey Commonage residents if they support 3500 30th Street, Vernon receiving fire protection 778-475-6118 from the BX-Swan Lake www.drastleford.com Morning Star Staff

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“By intercepting these drugs, we are removing the fuel that drives organized crime.” — Dan Moskaluk Of the eight men arrested, besides the man from Vernon, one was from Kaleden, four were from Kelowna and two from Grand Forks. “With the recent organized crime and gang activity in other Okanagan communities, it is important for the public to know that police officers are working tirelessly

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who applied at each site. The program hired 18 teachers, all of whom were trained by district literacy resource teacher Lynda Henney using aspects of the district’s balanced literacy model. The program involved guided reading, shared reading, sight words, phonological awareness, independent reading, shared writing and home reading. “We had a huge gain, with most students improving their reading by one or two benchmarks, and 64 students improving by three or more benchmarks.”

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Klause Tribes and Heather Stranks practise their routine at Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio in preparation for Dancing With the Vernon Stars. The event benefiting the North Okanagan Hospice Society is set for Friday at the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium.

Local stars shine for Hospice CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

The fourth annual Dancing with the Vernon Stars fundraiser for Hospice House features local dancers putting their own stamps and steps to memorable show tunes. The Tribute to Broadway, presented by Digital Dean Photography and Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio, took on the task of teaching 10 celebrity couples new dances for the colourful, upbeat show slated for Friday at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Klaus Tribes, owner of KT’s Heritage Restaurant, brings his experience to the stage. “I used to dance a lot when I was younger. When Lorna asked me to be in the show and told me it was for Hospice House, I said yes right away,” he said. “I thought it would be a piece of cake but it didn’t all come back to me and it was a brand-new experience, just marvelous.” Tribes, 71, the oldest dancer in the show, learned the Viennese waltz with Heather Stranks and they will dance to A Chimney Sweep’s Dream from Mary Poppins. “She is the most patient, wonderful instructor, ever so good. I come on stage with my tails, top hat and broom. dragging myself home after a long day’s

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Continued from A14 “The biggest challenge was to remember all the steps. It’s been a lot of fun and something we can do together,” said Carol. Her daughter found her a hot pink dress from France online and David bought his white linen suit on Bay Street when they were on holidays in Toronto. “The dance is high energy and we had to get more fit to keep up. We’ve really enjoyed it. We know the good work Hospice House does in the community and we wanted to give back to the community because it gives such good support to the food bank,” he said. The Vernon Stars marquee also includes Gord and Christine Molendyk (RCMP) dancing a nightclub two-step to It Takes Two from Hair Spray. Okanagan Symphony violinists Denis Letourneau and Susan Schaffer show another side in a disco hustle to Shake Your Groove Thang. Kevin Rothwell of KISS FM does a suave foxtrot to New York, New York with partner, Rebekah Cooper, while Charlie Veaudry of Century 21 and Ruth McGrath show why west coast swing is so popular. Singer Melina Moore of Valley Vocal Arts shows her Latin roots in the cha cha with Jaeden Jensen, then Jensen dances again in a graceful waltz with Sheila Odney of Hospice House. Maureen Ruscheinsky, representing Powerhouse Theatre and Sutton Realty, gets dramatic in the bullfighter-inspired paso doble with Jens Goerner. The Tribute to Broadway includes a show with professional dancers Jeni MacMillan and Warren Eaton (Latinesque, Kelowna); Sharon Sebo (Dance4Life, Kelowna), Tom Selzler (Dance Connections, Kelowna), and the Cheek to Cheek dance team. The judges are Ed Stranks (2010 winner), Tom Selzler (Dace connections, Kelowna), Celeste Sali (Bootsteps West) and special guest judge singer Darby Mills. The dancers are competing for three trophies: Best Amateur Couple, Best Pro-AM Couple, and Community Favourite, decided by most votes at dwtvs.com ($5 donation to Hospice Society per vote) and on the night of the show. The master of ceremonies is Dawn Tyndall from KISS FM. Dean Cebuliak, of Digital Dean Photography and Lorna Robb, of Cheek To Cheek Studio, and the instructors, who volunteer their time for the dance lessons, choreography and performances, have been working long hours to get everything ready. “I have always appreciated Hospice and what they do but now I understand and value it so much more,” said Robb, whose father died at Hospice House earlier this year. Cebuliak was a dancer two years ago and also does the photography for the show. “When I was asked, I said, ‘I’m a celebrity?’ but I stepped out of my comfort zone and took the

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to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers that helped us raise $80,000 at the 9th Annual Wine, Women and Woods Tee Off for the Cure Golf Tournament. The cooperative work of the BC/Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation led to the agreement that funds raised would purchase an EnCor Breast Biopsy system which improves the biopsy experience and works in conjunction with the BioVision machine purchased through last year’s tournament. This machine is an important addition to the radiology department and will be of great service to the women of the north Okanagan and their families. This is a truly amazing accomplishment and it couldn’t have been done without you. Thank you again for your support as we all work towards the goal of a future without breast cancer.

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Bill Tarr, of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (right), and David MacBain of the Salvation Army Food Bank hold up some of the food that was donated by the community and picked up during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. The first annual food drive, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints and Save On Foods, raised 5,418 pounds of food.

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Group opposes RV site at golf course RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Some Cherryville residents are trying to sink plans for a vacation development at a golf course. A group known as the Concerned Citizens Action Committee is opposed to the River Ridge RV and Golf Society selling 30 recreational vehicle sites at the River Ridge Golf Course on Highway 6. “In 1974 and twice in 1997, floods covered most of the golf course and the river took our large swaths of land and huge trees washed away,” said Brian Jones, committee spokesperson. “People’s concerns are sewage effluent, not just finding its way to the river where some families have wells next to the river bank,

but to adjoining properties who have shallow wells where underground streams could carry effluent into their drinking water.” Among the other concerns are the loss of views, traffic and noise for neighbouring properties. Jones questions the process that has been followed. “The first time the general public knew about this proposal was at the farmers market and posters at Frank’s Store in August,” he said. “At this time, sites are being sold and money collected without any permits being issued by the regional district, Interior Health or the Ministry of Transportation.” The Regional District of North Okanagan indicates that an RV park meets the

current commercial zone for the site but a development permit is needed. No permit application has been submitted. “When an application is made, all agencies will look at the proposal,” said Eugene Foisy, Cherryville director. A permit would require the applicant to provide protection of the environment and protection of the development from conditions like flooding. RDNO officials state they have been monitoring the situation and there have been no bylaw contraventions such as buildings or earthworks. The society defends its plans for an RV development. “We’ve tried to fulfill our obligations to the community in preserving the river,” said Kox Hambley, development

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TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE — REQUEST TO FILL ONE (1) POSITION The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill a position on the Tourism Advisory Committee, representing the ‘Community at Large’. The appointment will be for a two year term. Membership on the Committee is comprised of a total of 12 members, with 1 member from the community at large and 11 representatives from the local tourism sector. The Committee’s purpose is to increase year round tourism in the Vernon area with particular emphasis on overnight stays, to provide a communication channel between the local tourism sector and the City and to monitor the use of the Additional Hotel Room Tax. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or visit our website at www.vernon. ca/committees. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, October 07, 2011.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE — REQUEST TO FILL TWO (2) POSITIONS The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill two (2) positions on the Environmental Advisory Committee. Membership on the Committee is comprised of a total of eight voting members and will be appointed for a term of two (2) years. Members shall be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest and participation in environmental matters, academic or technical qualifications, work experience, knowledge and professional expertise. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or visit our website at vernon.ca/ committees. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, October 7, 2011.

manager. “We will comply with every rule and there will be an engineered sewer system which is the best we can do.” Hambley says an evacuation plan will also be initiated in case of flooding, and he has tried to answer questions coming from residents. “I made myself available at the farmers market with information.” A recent event indicated that there are some people interested in purchasing lots. “We want to offer it locally first before going to fullscale marketing in B.C. and Alberta,” said Hambley, adding that the project will support the economy. “We’re trying to provide local employment. We’ll be good for the community.”

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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.

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Former North Okanagan resident Brad Nelson (centre) died in a workplace accident in Alberta Aug. 4. His friends have taken up the cause to help renovate Nelson’s home basement, a project he was working on at the time of his death.

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Brad Nelson liked to keep busy. The latest project for Nelson, a Fulton Secondary Class of 1996 graduate, was a home renovation upgrade, fixing the basement of the house in Redcliff, a community outside of Medicine Hat, he shared with his wife, Nicky, and three of their five children. The basement, according to Nelson’s mom, Susan Entner of Vernon, was a dirt basement, one that flooded a couple of times and was in desperate need of finishing. Nelson had fixed half of it. The project got put on hold when, just 28 days after he and Nicky married on July 7, Nelson, 33, a steelworker, fell to his death on Aug. 4 at a job site in Redcliff. “He was helping build one of the biggest buildings in Redcliff and he was showing everyone pictures of the building at his wedding,” said Entner. “He was doing the roof and it was time to come down for lunch. We still don’t know if he got a dizzy spell or what the heck he did, but he unhooked like he’s supposed to do, went to get into the man lift and fell backwards.” Entner said her son’s death has officially been ruled as an accident. Nelson’s Alberta coworkers and friends have since taken up the cause to get the Nelson’s basement finished before winter comes. They have been taking donations and people have come forward with product donations to help out Nicky, who lives at the home with her and Brad’s two kids, and Nicky’s daughter from a previous relationship who Brad helped raise. Nelson had two kids from his first marriage, and they live with their mom in Lacombe, Alta.

The kids range in age from two to 11. “I can’t thank them enough,” said Entner of her son’s friends’ willingness to donate their time to making sure the family basement is renovated. The lengths her son’s friends are going to help with the basement are a blessing for Entner and her family, as they cope with the loss of Brad. Now a widow, Nicky is looking after the kids at the home. She told the Medicine Hat News that she “can’t believe the generosity and the amazing people who have come forward” to

help with Brad’s dream of renovating the home. “I said the craziest thing about her,” said Entner of her new daughter-in-law. “I said, ‘If anything happens, we’re keeping her.’ Now my son has passed away and we are keeping her. I didn’t quite realize how true those words would come.” Nicky did not work outside the home, and a trust fund has been established to help with the renovation project. Brad Nelson went to elementary school in Lavington and at Hillview Elementary

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It took Darren Nowick more than 30 games to score his first B.C. Hockey League goal last season. The Long Beach, Cali. native cut that to 30 seconds in his sophomore year, burying the first shot of the game as the Vernon Vipers iced the Salmon Arm SilverBacks 5-1 in their season opener Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Nowick, one of just three 20-year-olds on the Vernon roster and the game’s first star, wired a one-timer on a nice setup by Mike Zalewski, who got in behind the Salmon Arm defence to collect a stretch pass from Brett Corkey. “It felt really good to get it off my back now, and start going from there,” grinned Nowick, who looked dominant on the Vipers’ all-American top line of Zalewski (New Hartford, N.Y.) and John Knisley (Pittsford, N.Y.). “We just continued from what we did last year, halfway through the season. It should be a good line all the way to the end.” Kirby Halcrow jumpstarted his 2011-12 campaign with a pair of saves in close on SilverBack captain Brett Knowles and forward Bryce Gervais. The burly 6-foot-2 tender looked relaxed in recording 31 stops for his first win of the season. Salmon Arm starter Kurt Williams (29 saves) didn’t get a lot of help in front of him and seemed to be fighting off pucks. “It was pretty scrambly. Six guys knew each other coming into

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Viper forward Marcus Basara (middle) tries to split SilverBack defenders Morgan Zulinick (right) and Sean Flanagan as he comes across the blueline in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre. camp so it’s a lot of new faces. It’s just a matter of getting to know each other out there and aid making things click,” said Knowles. “It’s just ‘welcome to the league’ for a lot of these guys. To a man, we weren’t good enough, but we’ve got to get past it.”

Heading into the season, the Vipers said they were going to utilize their speed, and it showed F Friday night. Leading the way were the veterans, who accounted for all five Vernon goals. “We’re going to lean on our veterans. They’ve got to show the way. Five goals from five veterans tonight

– that speaks highly of them. They brought their A-game,” said Vernon head coach Jason Williamson. The Vipers, who were dominated by Salmon Arm in last year’s regular-season series, were equally aggressive on the penalty kill, intercepting passes and breaking out on multiple odd-man rushes. “We want to be relentless on the

puck, and that’s what we were for the most part,” said Williamson. “There’s a lot of things we’ve got to shore up, but the effort was there and the guys were competing and we got the outcome we wanted.” With the SilverBacks’ Klay Kachur serving a boarding penalty, Knisley threaded a cross-ice, backdoor pass for Zalewski (second star) on the powerplay to make it 2-0 Vernon before the first intermission. The SilverBacks, wearing their new-look, L.A. Kings-style jerseys, responded just 20 second into the second frame as Morgan Zulinick collected a turnover in the neutral zone and hustled into Vernon’s zone to snap a quick shot past Halcrow from his off wing. The Vipers’ Aaron Hadley responded on the next shift with a couple quick shots in close, but couldn’t finish. The all-rookie line of Connor Hartley, Jedd Soleway and 16-yearold call-up Cole Sanford (KIJHL Revelstoke Grizzlies) followed that up with some swarming pressure in Salmon Arm’s zone. Vernon netted its second powerplay goal when Marcus Basara (third star) dropped a short pass to Pat McGillis, who used a Salmon Arm defender as a screen to squeak a low snapshot through Williams’ five-hole at 6:01. Halcrow’s best save in the frame came with 13 seconds left as he stopped Stefan Nickolishen with a nice glove save.

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Knights surge in third to knock off host Rockies Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Knights used a thirdperiod outburst to brush back the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Invermere. Playing their first road game of the season, and first of a three-game away schedule, the Knights built up a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes on goals by Mateja Leko and Steve Pantazopolous. Chel Anderson was credited for the Rockies’

lone goal, but it was Knights’ d-man Sean Mulcahy who suffered a brain cramp and accidentally put the puck in his own net. Josh Wickenheiser and Eric Chore each recorded powerplay goals early in the third frame before Cory Hochhausen and Thomas Swales completed the North Okanagan attack with singles. “We played 50 minutes of scrambly hockey, and 10 minutes of the way we’re capable of playing,” said Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette, noting the

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Rockies are only just starting to round out their roster. “We need to play a certain way, regardless of who we play.” Mallette auditioned Kelowna netminder Dustin Nikkel Friday night. The puck-handling tender made 13 stops for the win. The Knights faced the Golden Rockets Saturday night, and end their road schedule tonight against the Kamloops Storm at McArthur Park Arena.

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Continued from A20 Vernon had to weather a stint of shorthanded play early in the third period on a pair of borderline minors called by referee Nick Swaine. He drew the ire of an estimated 1,700 fans when he assessed Knisley a tripping penalty for what looked like a solid hipcheck. Swaine then sent Ryan Renz off on a kneeing infraction after the strapping defender leveled a Salmon Arm attacker at his blueline. The Salmon Arm powerplay went 0-for-5, which is something head coach Colin O’Hara wants to see improve. “Our special teams have to get better. We gave up two powerplay goals and didn’t score on any of our opportunities. Those guys that are privileged to play those minutes have to get better for sure,” said O’Hara, a former assistant coach with Vernon. “We made the game hard on ourselves and on our d-men by giving up so many odd-man rushes. We’ve got a long way to go if we want to compete with these top teams.” Vernon went up 4-1 when Colton Sparrow corralled a centring pass from Barasa before ripping a shot post-and-in on a rush at 6:34. Knisley nearly got burned as he coughed up the puck right in front of Halcrow, who bailed him out with a pair of reflex saves. The speedy forward got the puck back and wheeled up ice, redeeming him-

self with a gorgeous top-shelf snipe over Williams’ blocker to complete the scoring at 18:24. The Vipers visited the SilverBacks Saturday night at Sunwave Centre. They travel to West Kelowna to take on the Westside Warriors Friday night at Royal LePage Place. In other Interior Conference action Friday night, the Penticton Vees got a goal and two helpers from Mike Moran in a 5-2 win over the host Coquitlam Express. After trading two goals apiece in the first period, the Vees buried three unanswered goals to put the game away. Troy Stecher recorded the winner at 6:01 of the second period. Rylan Ferster’s Westside Warriors scored five times in the second frame on the way to a 7-3 win over the host Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night at Cominco Arena. Tyler Krause led the Warrior attack with a hat trick. Seb Lloyd added a goal and two assists. Former SilverBack Paul De Jersey collected 2+1 to lead the host Prince George Spruce Kings to a 6-3 win over the Merritt Centennials at the Coliseum. Spruce King triplets Gerry (2G), Leo (1+1) and Myles Fitzgerald (1A) combined for five points. SNAKE BITES: The Vipers named Zalewski, Hadley and Corkey as their assistant captains for the coming season.

Tiremen take down Kelowna Morning Star Staff

Vernon Kal Tire brushed back Kelowna 2-1 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League play Thursday night at Mission 71 Sports Field. Striker Joe Jamison chipped a high shot over Kal Tire keeper Dave Hampton to give Kelowna the lead in the 17th minute. The Tiremen equalized in the 28th minute when midfielder Jenne Hubert tried to split two defenders at the top of the 18-yard line. The ball squirted loose and striker Kevin Mitchell buried a corker top shelf from 22 yards out. The 9-10-4 Kal Tire, who had just 10 players, went in front in the 35th minute when Mitchell fed Jim Sparrow near midfield. Sparrow sent Dave

Dawson in with a fabulous long pass and the speedy Dawson went high for the winner. Mitchell switched spots with Hampton in the second half and guessed right to stop Jamison on a penalty kick in the 55th minute. Mitchell was named Chasers Bottle Depot Man of the Match, with Sparrow and defenders Rob Parkin, Grant Badgero and Rich Zecchel also sparkling. Vernon Silver Stars toppled shorthanded Lake Country 5-2 at Marshall Field #2. The Stars (15-5-3) lent Lake Country keeper Dave Gould, Mike Siemens and Alistair Duncan. Jeff Curtis (2), Rob Ross, Geoff Bradbury and Colin Grevling scored for the Stars, while Duncan notched both Lake Country goals.

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for the NHL,” said Holland. “The game of hockey is all about winning short races and he has the sense and quickness to compete.” Holland figures injuries have hurt Gagnon’s chances of promotion and said the Stars valued him highly. “He’s very smart defensively, he’s good at faceoffs and his attention to detail is excellent. I think he could play bottom-six for a team in the NHL.” Gagnon amassed 244 points in five years with Seattle, getting chosen by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2004 Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2009-10 season when he played two games for Dallas, who signed him as a free agent after a strong camp in ‘06. He racked up 58 points in the AHL that season. Well known for his determination, Gagnon spent the summer working out with NHLers Shea Weber, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau at Pinnacle Fitness in the Kelowna Capital News Centre, getting daily physio. On former Kelowna Rocket Jamie Benn, who is a rising star in Dallas, Gagnon said: “He came down for our playoff run two years ago and he’s an amazing player.” The amiable and down-to-earth Gagnon, who loved volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House during his time in Seattle, says the Jets have a great training staff and he’s feeling good about his rehab. His older brother Bryn, a former Salmon Arm SilverBack and SAIT Trojans forward, is working in the financial industry in Calgary.

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Gagnon, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound centre, won’t be cleared to play until late October. He is slowly working on crossovers and pivoting in his rehab. His hotel roomie is Quesnel product Brett Festerling, a former Anaheim Duck. Gagnon expects to start the season with the Jets’ AHL affiliate, St. John’s IceCaps. For now, he’s lapping up the adrenaline rush surrounding the NHL’s return to Winnipeg after a 15-year absence. Management is in the process of building two teams in 106 days. “Everywhere you walk down the street, you see a Jets’ hat or a jersey. It’s pretty crazy and exciting.” With four full years of minor pro miles on his resume, Gagnon is prime for regular duty in the show. He racked Aaron Gagnon up 37 points in 58 AHL games last season, while playing 19 tilts in Dallas. “At every level I’ve played, I started as a defensive checking guy so I have a carved a niche as a penalty killer and third- or fourth-line energy guy. I’m pretty comfortable now after two years of (NHL) camps. You kind of get comfortable in the exhibitions. I think I can play in the NHL. Skating has a never been a problem.” Dallas full-time scout Dennis Holland, based in Vernon, has witnessed Gagnon’s act in two training camps, and liked what he saw. “He has improved every year and he’s quick enough

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aron Gagnon is getting rock-star treatment as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. There he was, wearing a No. 42 practice jersey and joining two teammates on the ice last Friday at the MTS Centre. The jammed-packed place went bonkers as the Jets’ camp opened. “The three of us injured guys (veteran Eric Fehr has a bad shoulder) skated out and they gave us a huge ovation,” said Gagnon, from his hotel room in the Peg. “I’ve never been that nervous for a bag skate in my life.” Gagnon, a 25-year-old born in Quesnel and raised in Armstrong, tore an ACL in the first period of his last playoff game with the American League Texas Stars last Kevin Mitchell season. The former heart and soul of the Seattle Thunderbirds, who has played 21 NHL games with two assists, probably could have re-signed with Dallas Stars, where his AHL coach, Glen Gulutzan, was promoted to head coach. Gagnon is represented by Ross Gurney of Vancouver. “I was an unrestricted free agent which gave me the opportunity to look around and Winnipeg seemed like the best fit. They’re young and they have some room in the bottom of their lineup. I got a two-way this year and a one-way next year so that was a nice feeling.”


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Podollan going national Morning Star Staff

A year ago, Victoria Podollan set herself the goal of making the senior national rhythmic gymnastics team. It was a lofty ambition for a firstyear senior, but the Grade 11 Kalamalka Secondary student has never been one to back down from a challenge. Podollan trains under former Olympian Camille Martens, logging 27-plus hours a week training at Martens’ Okanagan Rhythmic Gymanstics Club. She began as a Novice in 2005, earning he way onto the Junior national team five years later. Working with intensity and passion, Podollan and Martens crafted new routines and upped the difficulty level in preparation for the 2011 season, which began in Las Vegas last January. After that, Podollan, working with teammates Kiah Ward and Megan Hamilton, embarked on a 10-day backto-back competition trip to Toronto and Montreal. At the Elite Canada ranking event in Winnipeg, Podollan and teammate PHOTOS SUBMITTED Kelsey Anderson were two of the three competitors representing B.C. at the Vernon’s Victoria Podollan competes in ribSenior level. bon at a world cup rhythmic gymnastics Ward was one of nine from B.C. com- event in Portugal; Right: Podollan and coach peting as a Junior. Podollan climbed the Camille Martens await the judges’ score. podium for her first time, as third Senior, Ward was sixth Junior and Anderson a year, foregoing a typical teenager’s life and most family holidays, speaks vol10th Senior. The result was enough for Gymnastics umes of her commitment.� The world cup in Portugal welcomed Canada to invite Podollan to represent Canada at an official world cup event 52 athletes from more than 30 countries, in Portugal. For Podollan, the mere with Podollan the sole Canadian reprethought of being sanctioned to repre- sentative. For Martens, it was her first sent her country was exhilarating, even time to a world cup as a coach. The duo more so because world cup participa- went in with a “nothing to lose, everything to gain� attition is reserved for the tude. top three athletes from Podollan placed each country. 45th and was overThe synergy between joyed with the result. Podollan and Martens “With four clean is remarkable. Leading routines, not a single up to some competi— Victoria Podollan drop, she dazzled the tions, the pair can be in carpet with her electhe gym for more than trifying expression and conquered four 40 hours a week. “Victoria has been known to drill dif- personal best scores at the biggest event ficult moves literally thousands of times, of her career,� said Martens. Added Victoria: “To arrive to a city calling on family members to sometimes stay after practice to move the beads on and see billboards and buses painted with the abacus and chart her progress on her the world cup advertised, I realized what self-imposed charts,� said Leah Podollan, a dig deal this event was going to be. “I’ll never ever forget the moment Victoria’s mother. “Camille runs a very intense and that they announced my name to enter inspiring program. To have a 16-year-old the carpet. The venue was huge and jump out of bed at 4:45 a.m. and train there was three levels of international some evenings until 10 p.m., 46 weeks judges. There was even a whole level of

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Nash hoop camp returns Morning Star Staff

Shoot some hoops. Get great instruction from proven high school coaches. And get fit in the process. It’s all part of the fun-filled Steve Nash Youth Basketball program which is ready for the new fall season in Vernon. Coaches include Mike Bertram, Bobby Mitchell, Kulwinder Smith and Malcolm Reid. “The many experienced coaches have found a way to teach the fundamentals of basketball and make

it fun,� said program co-ordinator Johnal Smith. Sessions run on Fridays from 5:307 p.m. and the season starts Oct. 7 at various elementary school gyms. “We had 120 kids playing at six schools last year and we’re expecting 150 kids at eight schools this year,� said Lee. Fee is $100 and includes a jersey and basketball. Register online at vernon.snyb.ca, or send an e-mail to SteveNashBasketball@gmail.com.


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Jerred Smithson (left) of the Nashville Predators and Eric Godard of the Dallas Stars, both of Vernon, get their legs going in some practice sessions with the Vernon Vipers prior to attending their NHL main camps.

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Vernon’s Aaron Heidt closed out the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series with a win at the Peak to Beak Sunday at Kelowna’s Knox Mountain. Heidt completed the challenging 18-kilometre course in one hour, three minutes and 14 seconds, more than a minute ahead of runner-up Trevor Haaheim of Kelowna. Hans Aabye of Merritt took third in 1:07:20. Vernon’s Peter Baumeister, racing in the men’s 16-19 division, was eighth overall in 1:15:05. Coldstream’s Dan Kunzelman (1:26:09) ranked fourth in the men’s 45-49, Vernon’s Ken Riegel (1:32:27) secured fourth in the men’s 60-64 and John Chisholm (1:35:40) pocketed third in the men’s 55-59. Lumby’s Christine Labrie, the top local female, earned sixth in the women’s 30-34 with a 1:35:53, Coldstream’s Janice Irwin finished in 1:46:02 to take second in the women’s 60-64 and Coldstream’s Rossi Wiltse was 10th in the women’s 30-34 with 1:47:03. Vernon’s Patricia Riegel (1:48:35) took bronze in the women’s 60-64, Robert Chow (1:58:15) ranked sixth in the men’s 20-29 and Carol Chisholm (2:01:46) rated fourth in the women’s 55-59.

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Claggett claims Kelowna Springs Morning Star Staff

Dean Claggett of Two Eagles Golf Course won the Callaway IPGA Tour’s sixth stop of the season Monday at the Kelowna Springs Golf Course. The course was in amazing condition and the set up was difficult for the field of local pros

with Claggett carding a 4-under 67 to win $500. Tying for second place at 69 were Justin Baillargeon of Vernon, Brice MacDermott of Kelowna’s Black Mountain and Dale Machesney of Salmon Arm. All three players earned $310. The next stop on is Monday

for the Tour Championship at the Canoe Creek Golf Course in Salmon Arm. Rob Fait of Black Mountain and Rob Anderson of Kelowna Golf & Country Club each shot 70 to pocket $187. Myles Johnson of Spall picked up $60 for producing a 72.

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FRIDAY JUNIOR B HOCKEY – North Okanagan Knights vs Sicamous Eagles, 7 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre.

OLDTIMERS SOCCER OKANAGAN OLDTIMERS 35+ LEAGUE (FINAL) TEAM W L T PTS Peoples Insulation 18 0 2 56 Pinnacles FC Masters 15 3 2 47 Lake City Variform 14 4 2 44 Sirius FC 12 5 3 39 Fountain Tire 9 8 3 30 Vernon Toyota 9 9 2 29 Vernon Sq. Liquor Store Celtics 8 10 2 26 Salmon Arm 5 14 1 16 Eco-Wise Water 5 14 1 16 Bosman Accounting 4 14 2 14 Rented Mules 1 19 0 3

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NOTEBOOK BASKETBALL - The Steve Nash Youth Basketball program for boys and girls in Grades 2-7, runs Fridays from 5:30-7 p.m. starting Oct. 7. $100 registration fee includes basketball and jersey. Register http:// vernon.snyb.ca or e-mail Johnal at: SteveNashBasketball@gmail.com. FLOOR HOCKEY - Recreation Services is holding floor hockey sessions Tuesday nights from 5:30-6:30 for 7-9-year-olds, and from 6:45-7:45 for 9-11-year-olds, starting Sept. 27 in the Dogwood Gym. Call 5456035 or register at rec centre. HOCKEY - Youth recreational daytime shinny hockey is starting up again in Salmon Arm. The program, in its third year, has players from Vernon, Enderby, Salmon Arm and Chase. Though many who attend the program are home-schooled, some kids 10+ attending public school also join in. Ice times are Thursday afternoons from 1:30-2:45, for 16 weeks, from October to March. Call Lyle @ 250-515-3937. WOMEN’S HOCKEY - Ladies wanted for skills, drills and exhibition games at the Okanagan Training Rink. Head coach Mike Burke runs the fun-filled sessions Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m. starting Oct. 6. Call Mike at 307-4110 or OTR at 549-7468.


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TO ALL CITIZENS OF VERNON THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION! Dear Mr. Mayor and Honorable Elected Civic Officials:

WE, the local corporate citizens, property owners, business owners, employers, employees, residents and more importantly TAXPAYERS of the 43rd Ave., 29th St., 30th St. and 31st St. business block want our voices heard and listened to at city hall.

DO NOT REDUCE the traffic lanes on 43rd Ave. between 27th St. and 32nd St (Hwy 97) from 4 lanes down to 2 lanes with one suicide lane in order to accommodate bicycle lanes.

DO NOT PLACE bicycle lanes in our light industrial service commercial zoned area. The industrial traffic brings the potential of unsafe biking here.

DO NOT ALLOW

the paid bureaucracy at city hall to convince you to take action based on outdated and inaccurate data concerning 43rd Ave. safety and usage.

Mr. Mayor and City Councillors, you can stop the utter foolishness and wasteful spending of our hard earned dollars. We hold you, our elected officials, accountable.

CITY HALL, LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF YOUR PEOPLE WE, THE CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS OF VERNON

YOUR BOSSES TO ALL CITIZENS OF VERNON ON MONDAY SEPT. 26 AND TUESDAY SEPT. 27 2011 voice your concern with respect to what has happened on our city roads and what is still being planned. Call CITY HALL (250) 542-1361 and all your elected officials: Mayor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the provisions of Section 892 of the Local Government Act, a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of the Lumby Village Hall, 1775 Glencaird Street, Lumby, B.C. on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. to hear representations on the following matters:

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This Bylaw proposes to amend the Village of Lumby Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 638, 2005 by incorporating targets and strategies aimed at enhancing community energy and resource efficiency including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within the boundary of the Village of Lumby. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by this Bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the above Bylaw. Copies of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected at the office of the Village of Lumby between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. For further information, please contact Marnie Skobalski of the Planning Department at (250) 550-3737 or by e-mail at marnie.skobalski@rdno.ca NO SUBMISSIONS TO COUNCIL WILL BE RECEIVED FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.

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The Nor th Okanagan-Shuswap School District carried forward a budget surplus of $1.9 million from last year’s budget. Trustees, however, remain in limbo about whether to spend or save. This year, $554,000 of the surplus is being used to support the current year’s budget. The spend-or-save dilemma is because the provincial government has not committed to retaining funding protection for school districts with severe declining enrolment. School districts across the province are funded on a per student basis, regardless of the number of students; however, school districts face some fixed costs associated with keeping schools operating. The cost of hydro, for example, remains the same whether a school houses 100 students or 400 students. “Are we going to function indefinitely under the threat of pulling funding protection?” asked Enderby trustee Chris Coers. Stirling Olson, secretary-treasurer, told the board they have had no notice of an impending change; however, announcements are usually made in March. “We have two budget scenarios. One puts us in a good position to keep operating with our current services, the other has us potentially losing a million dollars in revenue, which would put us in an entirely different position.” Coers says this is frustrating because school boards like theirs feel compelled to be conservative with funds and hold them in reserve rather than spend them on services for students. “We could be doing things for kids, but if we do that, and the government suddenly decides to pull the funding we don’t want to get stuck.”


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as an example, he points out that resolving issues regarding Beaver Lake Road always seems to take forever because the two municipal administrations struggle to work together on it. He also sees too much of a disconnect between municipal staff and council members and would like to see the two halves of local government function more cohesively. He sees development in Lake Country being hindered by municipal red tape and would like to see development processes streamlined. “I’m not talking about doing away with process and consultation,� says Clark, “but I do think we could come up with a checklist that could prevent excessive trips and meetings with municipal planners.� He is the president of Blue Heron Villa, chair for the Lake Country Parks and Recreation Committee, former Winfield Minor Hockey coach, and a board member at Lake Country Alliance Church. He has also served a term as councillor for the Winfield ward on council.

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ecently there was a letter-to-the-editor of The Morning Star from a parent of a child that attends Harwood school praising the recent upgrading of 20th Street and the safety innovations that have been introduced. This is not the first letter of praise from a resident of that area and the principal of Harwood also wrote, mentioning how the new changes really made it safer for the school kids. One would think this is a good thing. I personally love to drive down this street, to admire the landscaping, to see the many people who now seem to walk along the sidewalk, and to point out to my grandkids how we can make parts of our city both beautiful and practical. But the naysayers never seem to stop their critical attacks and repeated snipPat Black ing in the press about the cost, the change, the traffic patterns, etc .in this area and others, and in their constant censure of Council and the Planning Department of Vernon. We all care about how we spend our tax dollars, especially in this critical time, so we have to make crucial choices but I would argue that saving a kid’s life might be a good place to start and if we can throw a little beauty in as well, good on us. The fact that children’s lives have been made safer in an area that was known to be hazardous or that this street has been made into a welcoming, walkable example of where we all would like to live, is of no consequence to this little band of negative naggers whose frustrations at not being in power sometimes overcome their good sense As for their criticisms of our current council and our Planning Department, I would like to point out to them and to all Vernon citizens that this is the only council that I know of, both here

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The University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus has kicked off an ambitious campaign to raise $100 million. The campaign, start an evolution, is among the biggest ever to be staged in the B.C. Interior. By combining philanthropic gifts and alumni talents, UBC will enhance student learning, expand research capacity and extend its community engagement initiatives. “Our campaign is like no other that has ever been seen in Canada, in that our goal is not simply to raise funds for the university, but also to raise energy in the form Ross Langford of alumni engagement and personal involvement in our broader community,” said Ross Langford, campaign chairperson. Langford, a UBC alumnus, will lead a campaign cabinet representing the Okanagan as well as Calgary. The financial goal and Doug Owram alumni involvement are the cornerstones that will propel UBC into innovative community partnerships and a fresh phase of development after the initial six-year buildout of the Okanagan campus, Langford says. “Together, these elements will create a momentum to carry us far beyond the end of this campaign, into a stronger, brighter future for UBC’s Okanagan campus and its ability to influence the world we serve,” said Langford. Efforts to date have already raised $52 million towards the overall campaign goal launched by UBC. “The campaign for our campus includes more than 25 specific initiatives,” Langford adds. One of those initiatives will be realized by a $3.5-million gift from Barry Lapointe and Mary Jo Schnepf and their family. That donation will go towards building a new campus facility, tentatively to be called the Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre. UBC president Stephen Toope says the university has a major role to play in educating citizens and growing as a global centre of research excellence. “As one of the world’s top-ranked universities,

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When Ricardo Scebba and Sue Miller opened the doors of Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen 10 years ago, they wasted no time in introducing Okanagan diners to the joys of Italian cooking made with fresh, local ingredients. And now people who find themselves with a craving for the restaurant’s Passione dei Funghi, Pernod Prawns, Spaghetti and Meatballs or Chocolate Mousse can bring the taste of Ricardo’s to their home kitchen, thanks to the publication of That’s Amore, Scebba’s first cookbook. Chef Scebba is quick to point out that the best Italian cooking is simple, with few ingredients, allowing the flavours to shine. “As you flip through the pages of this book, you may notice that the ingredient lists are short and often quite similar, to which I respond, ‘exactly.’ You may say to yourself, ‘This isn’t so tough. This is basic.’ To which I respond, ‘Exactly,’� he said. Scebba said his food has always been easy to make, so that anyone who can read will be able to make all of the dishes in the book with ease and confidence. Over a lunch of a mouth-watering frittata accompanied by fresh heirloom tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Scebba and Miller explain how the cookbook got its start. “It began a year ago, with Sue’s idea to honour my mom, who has survived breast cancer, and we just really wanted to do something to honour her.� Scebba’s mom, Maria Concetta Scebba, is his inspiration and the source of many of the recipes used by the restaurant and in the book. He gives credit to his mom and to his father, Joe (Giuseppe) Scebba, for their work ethic and passion for great food. Food and family are passions that are at the heart of everything Scebba does. Miller said the family gathers at Connie and Joe’s home every Sunday night for dinner. “I am so blessed to have his parents in my life,� she said. “What they’ve taught him is the unconditional love for our family.� Scebba said he created the cookbook as a tribute to his mother and to everything she has taught him about food and cooking. “To me, cooking is an expression of amore and what better way to share my love of food than to share my recipes with the world,� he said. Dad Joe is also an integral part of the success of the restaurant: his garden supplies organic produce, and his pickled beets and dried mushrooms are used in several dishes.

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Ricardo Scebba looks over a copy of his first cookbook, That’s Amore, at his popular Lake Country restaurant, Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen. salads and pastas to seafood and desserts almost jumps off the page. Scebba’s cousin, Montreal-based photographer Santino Emilio Matrundola, flew out west and spent two weeks photographing each dish in the restaurant’s courtyard — in frosty, December weather. Cousin Tony Veltri shot the cover and a number of other photographs for the book.

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Almost everyone on the floor is smiling and sometimes there’s a burst of laughter as the square dancers move to the music and caller’s cues. “Sometimes I think square dancingisVernon’s best-kept secret,” said Yvonne Leduc, president of Star Country Squares. “Square dancing is the perfect combination of fun, friendship and fitness and the music runs anywhere from modern and country to the classics. Square dance calls are always done in English so you can enjoy this pastime all over the world.” While Leduc and her husband, Len, have

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The ankle is a complex joint. It can be friendly in nature with adequate mobility and stability or an enemy that is jammed up and has no desire to move freely, causing problems elsewhere. Most people have no idea how important the ankle and its freedom of movement means to the rest of the body. Let’s take a look at a squat motion. On the lowering phase of the squat your ankle must be able to dorsiflex properly (toes coming towards shin). If the ankle is locked and doesn’t allow this movement you may feel stuck. The upper body may fall forward or additional compensation patterns may occur. Training with these compensation patterns increases the injury cycle and trains you to actually move incorrectly. Also, you may know someone who seems to sprain an ankle continuously then wraps it or braces it during every activity. Yes, there are reasons for this but in the end this band-aid approach limits the mobility you are trying to gain. The injury cycle continues up the chain in the knees, pelvis, low back or more. Sticking with the mobility topic; for those of you who love running, especially trail running, think of the uneven ground you encounter, the grade of the runs and the turns. Your movement isn’t always straight ahead. You will demand

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Cookbook keeps it simple and delicious Continued from page B1 That’s Amore brings you inside an authentic Italian family kitchen with recipes and a passion for cooking that has evolved over three generations. Some of these treasured recipes were brought from Italy by Scebba’s mother. Others are his interpretations of traditional favourites, and many are popular menu items from the restaurant. Every single one of the 55 recipes is personalized with anecdotes from Scebba. Other details include loving tributes to his parents, to Miller, to the restaurant’s

staff and to the couple’s four children and granddaughter. Unlike many chefs, Scebba is more than happy to share his secrets of success in the kitchen, which begins with good ingredients. And unlike many celebrity chefs with cookbooks to their name, Scebba’s book is easily used in the home kitchen. The book’s eight-by-eight-inch format is easy to handle, and includes practical instructions such as stocking the Italian kitchen and the importance of the correct tools. The couple has always given back to

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Community Calendar SEPTEMBER 25 GARAGE/YARD SALE Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2805-17th St., Vernon. Fundraiser for the Okanagan Humane Society. Your donation of good quality, household, yard and garden items would be appreciated. Call Hazel at 250-542-1607 for more information. HOT DOG AND SMOKIE BBQ FUNDRAISER Hosted by B.C. Special Olympics volunteers at Swan Lake Fruit and Garden Centre, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All food and beverages donated by Swan Lake, BX Sausage and Nature’s Oven Bread. Cost is $3 to purchase, with proceeds going to provide local opportunities to local athletes with an intellectual disability. SIXTH ANNUAL VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL Plus plowing sessions, threshing, lawnmower races, crawler log skidding and tractor games, Sept. 25, 650 St. Anne’s Rd. (above O’Keefe Ranch). Come see steam engines working and playing. Pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Admission is $2, under 12 free. Call 250-546-9063. SECOND ANNUAL WIGGLE WAGGLE PUG PICNIC! Sept. 25 at noon, Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel, 7432 Pleasant Valley Rd., Vernon. Join us for an afternoon of fun and games, prizes, music, pictures and a pug fashion show. Prizes for best-dressed canine. All dogs welcome. All proceeds to the Okanagan Central Small Dog Rescue Society. Suggested donation is $2 per person, although any and all donations will be accepted. Food available for purchase from Chips Ahoy wagon. Don’t forget something to sit on. ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE invites residents to experience the new interpretive trail along BX Creek and reclaimed wetland in North Vernon Park, Deleenheer Road and 20th Street, behind Walmart. Interpreters will provide free guided tours at 2 p.m. on Rivers Day, Sept. 25. Register at 250-260-4227. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA LADIES AUX. Cribbage tournament Sept. 25. Book your spot by phoning 250-5483521 or e-mail lsdmjb@yahoo.com. Registration is at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10 sharp. Cost is $24 per team and lunch is included. FORESTERS WINFIELD BRANCH will hold their annual fall “Adopt A Road� Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Members meet across from Cottonwoods on Ethel Street. Meeting and dinner to follow. For more info call Marshall at 250-503-1639. VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS Last Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. SPRKL RIVERS DAY CELEBRATIONS Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake and the Regional District of the North Okanagan welcomes you Sept. 25 at Creekside Park, Coldstream, off Kidston Road, 10 a.m. to noon, Riparian Planting, Weeding. Complimentary refreshments; bring shovels, gloves, buckets. Learn about invasive species — weed invaders make bad neighbours for people and wildlife! Help clean up the creek and protect the source of our drinking water, Kalamalka Lake. Visit www.rdno. ca or call 250-550-3700 for more info. THE UNCHANGED GOSPEL STORY We invite you to listen to the story, told simply and freely, every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave., Vernon. Call 250-801-4739 for info. KINDALE RAFFLE Three great donated prizes: First prize a houseboat vacation from Twin Anchors. Second prize a BBQ, 2 Adirondack chairs and footstool from Shepherd’s Hardware. Third prize is queen size quilt. Only 4,000 tickets sold @ $5 each. Draw date Oct. 1 at the Kindale Autumn Celebration. Tickets available in Armstrong at the Kindale office, 23A - 3300 Smith Dr.; the Thrift Store, 2725 Patterson Ave., Pleasant Valley Quilting, #2, 3495 Pleasant Valley Rd., and in Vernon at Re/Max, 5603-27th St.; Country Squire Barber, 4700-29th St.; 100 per cent of all proceeds will help people with disabilities. For

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ome out to Kin Beach Park between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today for this free family fun day. Enjoy activities for kids, paddling on the lake, and get information on how you can enjoy and protect our waterways. Live entertainment by Our Kids Have Talent youth, local songwriter Windmills, and spoken word artist Cameron Welch. Want to learn more about streams in your neighbourhood? From 10 a.m. to noon help plant a new bioswale at Coldstream’s Creekside Park off Kidston Road. For more information about these events, visit www.vernon.ca/sustainability or www.rdno.ca. A day of fun including family activities, art, paddling and a chance to learn about the importance of the area’s waterways. Local food vendors will be on site with some great snacks. more information, call Cindy at 250-546-3005 or 250-503-7974. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO READ WITH CHILDREN Adults are needed to read with elementary school children in the One to One Children’s Literacy Program. The commitment is one and one half hours, once a week for 12 weeks. All schools in the region are looking for new volunteers. To sign on as a volunteer and find out more about our three-hour training session, call Kirsti Kirkness at: 250-540-1159 or check out the One to One Program at www.junctionliteracy.ca. One to One is provided by the Junction Literacy Centre, in partnership with local elementary schools. KNITTING CIRCLE ARMSTRONG We invite you to a relaxing evening of sharing, learning and meeting new friends. Bring a project — needles and yarn — or just yourself. Beginners always welcome. For more info., phone Judy at 546-9475 or Rhonda at 546-3906. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 p.m. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

SEPTEMBER 26 SONS OF SCOTLAND Get in touch with your Scot! You are invited to the Sons of Scotland open house Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Halina Centre. For further information, call Terry Muir at 250-542-0437. NORTH OKANAGAN GLEANERS Used furniture and appliance store, having 1/2 price sale on select items Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. Silent auction on a few items on the store. We are at 4405-29th St. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Call 549-1123. VERNON RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOC. Meets at the Vernon Golf and Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Guest speakers will be Dave

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Smith, president of the Ribbons of Green Society and George Reid, president of the Vernon Outdoors Club. “Build Your Own Sandwich� lunch to follow. Cost $15 members, $18 non members. UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS MEETS Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., Ukrainian Catholic Church on 40th Ave. LIFESTYLES MATTERS PRESENTS FOOD FOR THOUGHT Four weeks that will change your life. Enjoy vegetarian cooking demos, samples and recipes; Starts Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person or $60 for couples, with workbook and meals provided. Armstrong Seventh-day Adventist Church hall, 3745 Patten Dr. To register, call 250-546-8555, 250-546-3631 or 250-832-6743. VERNON PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT Support and Awareness Group meets Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Topics: Seeking sexual health after cancer. Myrna Tracy, regional professional practice leader and social worker with the Patient and Family Counselling Service at the B.C. Cancer Agency, will provide information on the Sexual Health Clinic now operating in Kelowna. Everyone is welcome to attend. 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! Meets 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. 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. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Monday at 7 p.m., Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women only, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the us for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday snooker at 12:30 p.m. Friendship Club 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 1 p.m. Wednesdays it’s carpet bowling 1 p.m. Dance with bands 1st Monday each month (Oct. – May) 1 p.m. Info. call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158.

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of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, from Windsor, Ont. corner of Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call will chair the meeting. Special guest is 769-6235 for info. TUESDAY’S TOGETHER 55+ ladies group meets district governor Ed twice a month. Third Tuesday of the month, the Murphy from Seattle. ladies meet at the Seniors’ Drop-in at 11:30 a.m., 1751 Glencaird St., and carpool to a restaurant for lunch. The fourth Tuesday of the month, the ladies meet at the Seniors’ Drop-in for a social from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info., Pedicure & SPECIAL call Olena at 547-8866. Manicure Combo Gel or Acrylic VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Sept. Nails $ 00 27 at noon, Art: 21; Memory, A PBS Home including paraffin wax Video documentary on contemporary art $ Wax 1500 Lips & Eyebrows Surong practice. The gallery is at 3228 - 31st Ave. with with Pedicure $3000 including paraffin wax 20Esthetician years experience For more information, call 250-545-3173 or see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com Call Surong for rates at 250-306-6685 INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION MON. - SAT. 9 - 6 • EVENINGS & WEEKEND BY APPT. Meditation simplified and demystified. Are 5300 26th Street (Located inside the Vital Path Health Centre) you new to meditation, or struggling with your meditation practice? Join Elara for informative and enjoyable meditation session. Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., at the Inner Light Yoga Studio, 2807-44 Ave, beside the Red Cross. Attendance by donation. All welcome. See www.TransformationWithElara.com SCIENCE IN SOCIETY SPEAKER SERIES presents Dr. Anna Warwick Sears, execu• Ages 3 and Up tive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Sears will share the latest issues and • Beginner to Advanced approaches of the board. Sept. 27 at 7:30 • Daytime or Evening Classes p.m., Okanagan College Vernon Campus Lecture Theatre. Tickets: $5 in advance, For information call $7 at the door. Tickets are available at the Pat Springborn (250) 309-1974 Okanagan Science Centre. For more info., or email pspringborn@hotmail.com call 250-545-3644 or see www.okscience.ca VERNON AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB meets Sept. 27 at the Vernon Arts Centre, behind the Science Centre, 7:30 p.m. Speaker Richard Radomske, owner of Bedrock Looking for a worthwhile children’s activity? Gardens in Salmon Arm, on growing roses. Starting October 5, 2011 e to Visitors welcome. More info. at 250-549- Com 2189. PRE-SCHOOL SILLY SCIENCE: OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE Silly Science is back in action with more For ages 5-12 incredibly fun activities than ever before! For children age 3-5 and their parent/ caregiver. Tuesday and Thursdays, from 9-10 a.m., starting Sept. 27, for 3 weeks. Pre-registration is required. Visit www. 6525 Okanagan Landing Road, Phone 250-545-1514 okscience.ca or call 250-545-3644 for details. OPTIMIST CLUB Organizational meeting to formally charter the North Okanagan ur FU s! ur club will be held Sept. 27 from 7 to spirit! N game awards! 8:30 p.m. at The Pantry Restaurant. Past international vice-president Sandy Larivee

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Where else can you play free pool all day? Come on down Mondays with a member and sharpen your skills. Or become a member and take advantage of all we have to offer! We close at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED (YOU) Peer support group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with disabilities who have similar interests and want to share or build your skills about community networking, independent choices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable environment. Contact Crystal Compton at 250545-9292 or e-mail to crystal@ilvernon.ca AA MEETINGS Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. Access (X) No access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. 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 info., please call Gordon at 250-549-1608.

promote or learn about vaginal birth after cesarean. A safe place to share stories, ask questions, receive advice, find and give support; as well as find the resources you need. Meetings every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Talk’n Donkey. For more info. contact Shantelle at 250545-4372, icanofnorthokanagan@gmail.com or see www.icanofnorthokanagan.com ARMSTRONG TOASTMASTERS 2645 Are you shy in social situations? Do you get that lump in your throat when you have to talk to strangers? Toastmasters will help you learn communication and leadership skills. We meet every Tuesday evening in Armstrong. Come as a guest! Bring a friend &/or spouse with you to your local Toastmasters Club to observe how we learn to think & speak & listen effectively, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. For more information, visit http://armstrongtoastmasters.webs.com/ or ArmstrongToastmasters2645@gmail.com MOTHERS FOR RECOVERY PEER SUPPORT For any mother in recovery wishing to help herself and other mothers within her community struggling with addictions. The purpose of this group will be to help addicted mothers obtain recovery and parent successfully. Takes place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child care available at Early Childhood Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For more information please call Caroline at 250542-5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. ROYAL CDN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! Call 250-542-2696 for more information. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com for regular meeting times, locations and more information. RESTORATION & HEALING FOR WOUNDED SOULS A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vernon Family Church (beside Lincoln Lanes). Call Bonnie at 306-6187 or Wayne at 542-5878. CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT Provides caring environment for family members of a loved one with a mental illness to share your hopes, fears, experiences and knowledge with other family members supporting a loved one with a mental illness. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at Mental Illness Family Support & Information Centre, room 301, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Call Dianne at 260-3233 for more info. MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday

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Band helps centre swing into 10th year Performing Arts Centre hosts a birthday bash one decade in the making –– Ed note: This week, The Morning Star features a look back at the origins of the Vernon Performing Arts Centre and how it has become a hub for the vibrant arts and culture scene in our community, as well as a look ahead to the upcoming season. This first story is about the centre’s 10th annual Birthday Bash, taking place next Saturday. KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

It started with an idea to bring worldclass performances to our humble city, and that idea has flourished into a building artists, and the general community, can be proud of. Yes, the Vernon Performing Arts Centre is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this coming week. In a vision that actually took form in 1991, with the formation of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society, the theatre was raised from the ground, and on Oct. 1. 2001, was opened with a grand gala attended by its founders, dignitaries, including the then lieutenant governor of B.C., and the community at large. Since then, the society has presented countless dance, music, theatre, and children’s performances, and has rented out the building to countless other international, national and local groups that have brought in audiences from far and wide, across the valley and beyond.

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The Ford Seven Swing and Show Band helps the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre celebrate its 10th anniversary at its Birthday Bash, Saturday, Oct. 1. And it doesn’t stop there. To mark the centre’s momentous 10-year anniversary, the society is hosting a grand affair, complete with displays, special announcements, 1,000 cupcakes, and a lively concert by Victoria’s Ford Seven Swing and Show Band. “We are going to have a walk down memory lane, showing some of the original storyboards and photographs of activities and fundraisers we held even before the theatre was built,” said the Performing Arts Centre’s executive director Pamela Burns Resch.

“Many of our wonderful volunteers have been instrumental in propelling this project forward... It’s going to be a party and a lovely opportunity for the community to celebrate their efforts and what has become of the centre.” The Ford Seven features powerhouse vocals, riveting instrumentals, and a wonderful richness as they deliver their “big band” style jazz and swing. They offer a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes that will usher the audience through more than three decades of song,

including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. On the repertoire are such classics as Too Darn Hot, Someone to Watch Over Me, Route 66, Blue Skies, What’ll I Do, Hit That Jive Jack, Hallelujah I Just Love Him So, Jump, Jive and Wail and Sweet Georgia Brown. “The thing about booking this band is that it is in keeping with the flavour of our 10-year celebration,” said Burns Resch. “Although they are not a large group, they have that big-band feel and have a classy approach. It’ll be a celebration of music that appeals to our community and will be classic and sophisticated and lots fun.” The Ford Seven includes a roster of seasoned and established musicians from the Victoria area, all of whom perform regularly together and with other bands. The band consists of Don Leppard on drums, Joey Smith on bass, Heather Burns on piano, Dave Flello on horns, and vocalists Chris Newstead, Fran Bitonti, and Angela Ireland Ford. “Heather Burns, who plays piano in the group, produced the Forever Plaid show that came here in October, 2009 and she is involved in the B.C. arts community as a musician and arranger,” said Burns Resch, adding bassist Smith was at the Performing Arts Centre when the North Okanagan Community Concert Association presented the Marc Atkinson Trio as part of its season last year. “He is also well respected.” The Vernon Performing Arts Centre’s 10th annual Birthday Bash, featuring The Ford Seven, takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35/adult, $32/senior, $30/student and $5/eyeGO, with discounts available for members of Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society, at the Ticket Seller, 5497469, www.ticketseller.ca.

Writer is inspired by her surroundings at Mackie house CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Brenda Schmidt sits at the green table in the garden of Mackie Lake House with her notebook and coffee, breathing in the morning sunshine. “It’s always very stimulating and generative to step into a new environment. My work is strongly influenced by place,” she said. As the Kalamalka Institute for Working Writers writer-in-residence, Schmidt is spending two weeks at Mackie House to work on a crossgenre project, creative non-fiction, essays and prose poems, to be published by Kalamalka Press next year. “Being here at the house is a gift to an artist, to have the time and space to allow art to happen. Being here in a time and space that is new to me is a jolt to the senses. Things happen out of that naturally,” she said. Schmidt is at the house with her partner, Harvey Schmidt, a photographer who is preparing a slide show of the insects found on the property to be shown at the closing reception. “We’ve never seen some of these

bugs before. I’m a bird watcher and I saw my first ever pygmy nuthatch here. There was a little parade of quail here on the property, like a welcoming committee. There are distractions here but it all ends up in the work somehow,” she said.

“Being here at the house is a gift to an artist, to have the time and space to allow art to happen. — Brenda Schmidt Schmidt is the author of three books of poetry, A Haunting Sun, More Than Three Feet of Ice, and Cantos from Wolverine Creek and her work has been published, broadcast, shown and performed across Canada. She grew up in south-western Saskatchewan near a staging area for bird migration, the start of her sense of place which

informs her work. She currently lives in Creighton in northern Saskatchewan where she went in 1985 as a registered nurse. Her work was first published in The Western Producer when she was a teen. “It was a wonderful opportunity. A lot of kids who were first published there went on to become writers,” said Schmidt, who is also a watercolourist and appreciates the chance to see Paddy Mackie’s paintings in the house, but has decided to concentrate on writing for now and maybe do some Okanaganinspired art in the future. “I don’t know what my final work from here will look like. I am open to where it takes me. I think it will be bright and positive, like my experience here. The arts community here has been very welcoming and wonderful hosts,” she said. Schmidt says she will always remember working upstairs in the house in the evenings at the little desk sitting on the chair with the red seat, imagining the people who have worked there before her. “It has been magical to walk into

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Mackie Lake House Foundation and the Kalamalka Institute for Working Writers writer-in-residence Brenda Schmidt of Creighton, Saskatchewan, spends her time at Mackie House working on her new project, to be published by Kalamalka Press next year. this beautiful house and make ourselves comfortable. I can see why people have put so much energy into making this place what it is for the community. Every place I have ever been to has become a part of

me and a part of my work in some way,” she said. For more information about Brenda Schmidt, see her blog, Alone on a Boreal Stage, at http:// birdschmidt.blogspot.com.


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Arts Get in touch with your inner Scot! Come visit our OPEN HOUSE at the Halina Seniors Centre Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 7:30pm to 9:00pm 3310 - 37th Ave, Vernon, BC Refreshments Piping, highland Dancing and plenty of old fashioned Scottish hospitality (You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the fun)

Canada’s Scottish Family! “Putting Big Smiles on Little Faces!”

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Helping the needy children of the North Okanagan since 1989

Santa Says “Thanks!” Our 23rd annual Toy Run was a fantastic success! We would like to thank all the following: Local media for advance coverage; RCMP Vernon and Lumby; Lumby Lions for the beer garden; Lumby Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the great food; and Lumby Fire Fighters for traffic assistance in Lumby and especially the many donors of door prizes.

Share in the scare at Haunted House Morning Star Staff

It’s a Halloween tradition that has been scaring up community funds for the Okanagan Science Centre for the past nine years, and it’s about to get even scarier. This year, the science centre is asking the public to lend even more of a hand –– and they mean that quite literally –– with its annual Haunted House fundraiser. The centre is holding auditions this week for volunteer members of the community to take part in the scare tactics. They can act as ghouls, ghosts, disembodied beings ––whatever is needed–– in what will be theatrical-like production, with the theme Carnival of Screams, said the science centre’s executive director Sandi Dixon. “Due to the growing popularity and demand of the Okanagan Science Centre’s Haunted House, we’ve teamed up with the directorial attributes of professional actor and acting coach Matt Brown,” said Dixon. “Matt is on board this year to collaborate and add to the magic of the actors’ important roles by providing theatrical training and coordination to the players. Acting and makeup workshops will be an integral component in this year’s Haunted House to amp up the effect of our special show.” Auditions for directed parts and characters are open to anyone and everyone 16 and older and take place this Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7 p.m. each night. No previous performing experience is necessary and there will be a wide range of parts that will be cast, said Dixon. In addition, volunteer construction crew members, with basic carpentry skills, are needed to help put all the pieces together. Sunday, September 25 6:00

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Also, very generous cash donations were made by the Eagles Lodge of Vernon, Lone Wolf Motorcycle Club from Salmon Arm, Banner Recreations and Hunter’s Store. Our greatest appreciation must go to the 284 riders (many carrying passengers) who came out and supported us and brought may great toys and games! Without your support, we would not be able to assist the numerous needy kids of our lovely area this Christmas or on their birthdays during 2012. You are all truly awesome … see you again next year!

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“Headed up by returning Halloween specialists, Tammy and Randy Guy, you will get a first-hand chance to see the guts and innards of how the whole thing gets made,” said Dixon, adding costume and makeup artists and backstage crew are also needed to pull the production together. Those wanting to help out with this year’s Haunted House are asked to contact Dixon or Paula Lambert at the science centre by calling 250-545-3644.

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THE GREATER VERNON MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

MARCIA BELEY The excess calories we take in every day get stored as fat. As weight rises, so does the risk of diabetes. There is a direct link between Type II diabetes and obesity and some doctors feel that if we all achieved a healthy weight we could reduce the number of cases of diabetes by half. Diabetes is another disease that can be prevented by choosing the right lifestyle. Calcium supplements are best taken with meals. Calcium carbonate is the lease expensive form of calcium and for best absorption it needs the acidic environment of the stomach when food is eaten. If you take your calcium on an empty stomach use calcium citrate. It is more costly but works as well as the other. Cough and cold season is almost upon us and it is a good time to remind everyone about the importance of washing hands often during the day especially after blowing your nose. The contents of the “blow” are teeming with viruses and are easily transferred from the tissue to your hands and can survive outside the body for up to three days. Using soap and water is the easiest way to wash. The bubonic plague (1347-1352 AD) was the worst plague ever recorded. It killed 75million people. It was carried by black rates on the ships. Advances in public health and vaccines make this kind of disaster unlikely today. For information on vaccines and immunization, talk to our pharmacists.

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–– Ingredients: The Local Food Movement takes Root (DVD – 73 minutes, 2011). A beautifullyphotographed, positive look at the good food system, this documentary raises many points about sustainable food and sustainable production that demonstrate the importance of the local food movement. –– Realfood, Realhealth: a Guide to Finding, Preparing and Enjoying Local Foods by Maureen Clement and Kathryn Hettler. (2010). A Vernon physician

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THE SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

SPEAKERS SERIES Presents

Dr. Anna Warwick Sears Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water board

TUESDAY SEPT. 27, 2011

7:30 p.m. Okanagan College Vernon Campus: Lecture Theatre Tickets: $5.00 in advance $7.00 at the door Tickets are available at the Okanagan Science Centre

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Many important questions need to be answered concerning our water resources: How do we protect our aquatic environments? How will we adapt to climate change? Who pays for what? Dr. Anna Warwick Sears will be sharing the latest issues and approaches of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

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–– Frugavore: How to Grow Organic, Buy Local, Waste Nothing, and Eat Well by Arabella Forge (2011). Hands-on, practical advice for a new way of living and eating frugally, including re-discovering forgotten cooking techniques, creating your own kitchen garden, stocking your pantry well, discovering local farmers mar-

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kets, community gardens and co-ops, and more! Includes over 100 recipes. –– Ripe from Around Here: a Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live) by Jae Steele (2010). The popular author’s new cookbook underscores the importance of local, sustainable eating and living by helping readers deepen their understanding of organic and local foods, and their positive impact on our health and our planet. –– A Local Table: The Choices Cookbook by Desiree Nielsen and Antonio Cerullo (2009). The first cookbook of its kind to create recipes around each of the four seasons, showcasing the foods available to cooks in the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan. Included is a month-by-month calendar highlighting which foods are in season in these areas, along with tips on when to choose local foods and when to choose organic.

by Nicola Cavendish

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Ken Smedley and The George Ryga Center present Portrait of a

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Based on an adaptation by George Ryga of “The Stone Angel” with dramaturgy by Michael Cook and Direction by Ken Smedley

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MacLeod takes on top chamber role Vernon chamber welcomes new board members at AGM GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor

From the time he first started in business to his current role as a successful consultant, one thing has always remained a constant for Ken MacLeod – the support of the chamber of commerce. MacLeod’s corporate career took him across North America before he came to Vernon, including stints in northern and southern Ontario, Alberta, Lower Mainland and the U.S. As the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’ newly appointed president, he plans on fostering that same support for the local business community. “One of the main sources of support I had back then was to become a member of a chamber of commerce. I felt that’s where I needed to learn and be around similar types of people so I could take advantage of their expertise,” said MacLeod, president of MacLeod Consulting and chair of TEC (The Executive Committee in the Okanagan). Soon after coming to Vernon, MacLeod started on the board of directors before making the commitment to joining the executive. Working his way through the second and first vice-president roles has been beneficial, he said. “It’s good for the chamber to have that process because you learn the nuances of the chamber. To just walk in and become president without knowing the history and backGRAEME CORBETT/MORNING STAR ground would be difficult, and it’s not really fair for our Ken MacLeod, a business consultant, is the new president of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. In addition to a shuffle in members,” said MacLeod, a former Morning Star business the executive, there are three continuing members on the board of directors, with seven joining the board by acclamation. columnist. Joining him on the executive are first vice-president Ingrid Dilschneider of Predator Ridge and past president “This new board is going to be extremely strong and but it boiled right down to a source of support for (their) Deb Leroux, owner of Harris Flowers. The second vice- I’m extremely impressed by the changes I’ve seen with business. This was coming right from them and I needed president and treasurer have yet to be the new members and the returning to know that.” announced. members. The board every year seems MacLeod doesn’t foresee any great changes in the way Continuing on the board of directo be getting stronger and stronger,” the chamber will operate moving forward. It will continue tors are Duane Vanekeimpema (JayDee to advocate and promote local business by working with said MacLeod. Associates), Deb Stoddard, (TD Canada “When I moved to the Okanagan, I the three levels of government to increase economic develTrust) and Jodi Koenig (Summit was pleasantly surprised by the style of opment. Financial). And as previous executives have done before this one, this chamber and the commitment the — Ken MacLeod Acclaimed to the board for 2011-13 local community had to our area, even MacLeod says the goal is to “set the direction...and allow are Jaron Chasca (Alternatives Funeral more than some of the bigger areas I’ve staff to be accountable for results. & Cremation Services), Dauna Grant (Vernon Public been involved in.” “We have a great team and we cannot allow ourselves Art Gallery), Adrian Johnson (KPMG), Randy Kazemir Once the board was announced at the Vernon cham- to get involved in the day-to-day because that undermines (The Mortgage Group Canada), Matthew Davidson (Sage ber’s recent AGM, one of the first things MacLeod asked their ability to do their jobs. Environmental Consulting), Roel van de Crommenacker members was what they look for in a chamber. “It’s good policy. By moving in that direction, you have (Innotech Windows & Doors) and Trevor Koenig (Blenz). “Every person has a different reason for belonging, a stronger chamber.”

“The board every year seems to be getting stronger and stronger.”

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hrough the principle residence sound financial planning reasons. exemption, your home is just about Let’s take a closer look at the principle the only investment you can profit residence exemption. Your family is allowed from without paying a cent in taxes. only one principle residence each year. If The Income Tax Act allows you own a multiplex and rent out this exemption on any housing the other units, you can claim the unit that you, your spouse or exemption only for the portion common-law partner or your of the building you inhabit. children lived in during the year. It can make sense to designate And that can include a unit in a your cottage for the exemption condo or apartment building, or when, for example, your family even a cottage, mobile home or has owned both a house and cothouseboat. tage for a number of years and If you own both a home and Andy Erickson you decide to sell your house, a cottage, you can designate one which has appreciated by $20,000 or the other as your principle residence, while your cottage has risen in value by even if you only take short vacations at your much more. If you believe cottage prices cottage. And you might want to do that for will continue to be stable, or rise, it can be

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a better tax-saving strategy to place your exemption on your cottage. If you own a house on a few hectares of land, you can generally claim the exemption only for the house and up to a half hectare of land (the rest will be subject to capital gains). The exemption may be available for all, or part of, the excess land under certain circumstances. You will probably not lose your exemption if you take in a boarder or renter who shares your kitchen and your house. You will likely lose the exemption for any portion of your home to which you make structural changes to create a self-contained apartment. If you move out of your house to rent it, you will be deemed to have sold it at fair

market value. Because it was your principle residence, the immediate gain may be eliminated or reduced, but any future gain will usually be taxable. There are, however, some planning opportunities that may allow you to extend the exemption into the years after the conversion. The best tax-saving principle residence exemption strategy for you depends on many factors, including your overall financial and retirement goals. Your professional advisor can help you make the right choices for you and your family. Andy Erickson is the division director with Investors Group, Vernon. This article is provided for information purposes only. Consult with a professional advisor before implementing a strategy.


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Get that pudgy pooch out of the dog house and out on the track. A new Vernon business is helping overweight dogs shed that extra poundage and lead healthier, longer lives. “I started running with my dogs, and I noticed just such a huge change. Even our relationship got better because they were so much healthier,” said Shelly Korobanik, founder of Pooch Partners. “There are some fitness programs here that say you can bring your dog with you, but no one has a program geared specifically towards the dogs,” said Korobanik, adding there seems to be a market for the venture. Obesity, just like with humans, is a growing problem with pets and has damaging effects on their health. And a five pound weight gain on an average sized dog would be like a 5-foot-6 human carrying 20 pounds in a backpack, said Korobanik. “How would you feel carrying 20 extra pounds on a run?” asked Korobanik, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Pooch Partners will offer a range of programs for dogs at different levels of conditioning, in addition to obedience. “We start off with an assessment of the dog, see where they’re at. Just like

Vernon Winter Carnival Society The Vernon Winter Carnival Society is seeking volunteers to be a part of “Sporting With Carnival” February 3rd - 12th, 2012. We are looking for people to volunteer in the following areas: jopo / jopette Carnival cops Hot Air Balloon crew As well as numerous other volunteers for various events Event organizers, the deadline is approaching at the end of September, application forms can be found on our website at www.vernonwintercarnival.com

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they do at the gym with people,” said Korobanik. These assessments will determine where the dog is at in terms of conditioning, health and obedience. Although there are several programs to choose from, the minimum will be a nine-session package that will see the dog going to three sessions per week for three weeks. “A lot of pet owners are in good shape, they go to the gym or out for a run, but they leave their pet at home,” said Korobanik. “Personally, my favourite part of the day is running with my dogs in the morning.” All programs will be outdoors, and will be running all year. “There’s some great stuff you can do in the winter with your dogs,” said Korobanik. And although it is true that you can walk your dog yourself, she said, it isn’t giving the dog the cardio training it needs. “When people walk their dogs it is at such a slow pace that it really isn’t doing them too much good.” The first round of classes are set to start in September. To register, or for more information on class times, packages, and guidelines and links regarding your dog’s overall health, please go to www.poochpartners.ca.

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Shelly Korobanik, owner of Pooch Partners, goes for a jog with her two huskies, Qilaq and Sesi. Pooch Partners offers fitness classes for owner and pet to do together.

Hayden expands studio Morning Star Staff

New name, new location – Vernon’s Hayden Fitness has expanded into a new studio to accommodate its growing client base. Established by Marie Hayden in 2007, the company has doubled its class offerings and will now be known as Hayden Fitness & Yoga. “Our focus is to bring a holistic approach to fitness and wellness while utilizing the expertise of local naturopaths at Balance Natural Health Medicine, physiotherapists at Concept Physio as well as acu-

puncturist Marilyn Bell of Interior TCM Acupuncture and the Pilates Connection,” said Hayden, whose program list includes strength training, yoga, nutrition and fun cardio options. “Clients learn how to work with their bodies through strength, core function, flexibility, nutrition and hormonal balance. “Clients are encouraged to explore their ability, challenge their limitations, and pursue their goals to become stronger and more vibrant,” she added.

Dave Fletcher

Fletcher earns B.C. honour Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Dave Fletcher was named Volunteer of the Year at the annual B.C. Community Futures Conference in Dawson Creek. He is executive director of Community Futures – North Okanagan. “Dave provides his time and expertise tirelessly in our community. His leadership to our business services, employment programming and economic development projects is greatly appreciated by our organization’s management and staff,” said Norm Metcalf, general manager of Community Futures – North Okanagan.


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HAWAII - Boots, sweaters, mittens –it looks like I’ve packed for a ski trip instead of Hawaii Island. But no worries — I didn’t forget my flip flops. With 11 climate zones to cover, I’ve come prepared. And during this touring week, I’m captivated by these night light perspectives that span from the island’s shoreline to the highest peak. Beneath The Waves With Manta Rays Lights are positioned, the stage is set — now for the cast. No, this underwater act is not your typical lu’au. While some submerge for a front row spot, others, like me, watch it while nursing a cocktail. The Manta Ray Bar and Grill at Sheraton Keauhou Bay offers the best of both worlds – umbrella drinks with a view. Before I’m through my first libation, the aquatic curtain rises and two mantas take centre stage. One is the size of a surfboard, the other a small space ship. They fleet in the shallows, whisk by like marine bats and perform their aquatic ballet just beyond my deck rail. Unlike other rays, they don’t have lifethreatening stingers and like Pavlov’s dogs, they gravitate here when the night lights shine. The illumination draws out hordes of plankton, their primary food source. And with some weighing close to two thousand pounds, it’s one popular seafood buffet. Like space-age aliens, they also possess a built-in sixth sense – electro-receptors that detect when someone is horning in. Powerful and Prevailing Pele We’re photographing the distant fiery plume of Halema‘uma‘u Crater from the deck of Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, in Hawaii

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Visitors are provided with a number of facts during a lecture about mantas at Sheraton Keauhou Bay.

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A diver has a one-on-one encounter with a manta. Volcano National Park, when the 3.5 magnitude shake occurs. “The Volcano Goddess must be edgy tonight,” our guide says. “And when Pele’s hot and bothered, she can really blow her stack. The open pit in Kilauea Caldera is the world’s longest continuously-erupting volcano. On March 11, 2008, a new vent opened in this massive basin and ever since, has been spewing steam, gasses and ashes. It now measures 131 meters wide — larger than a regulation-size football field. From our chilly observation deck at 3,500 feet, she radiates in stately splendor. Smooth rippled Pahoehoe that once flowed from the giant maw has long-since hardened and look like

tendrils of her flowing hair. Razor-edged “aa” (pronounced ah-ah) that had spewed with her fumes, dot the barren landscape like tears she once shed. But her true beauty comes from within. Plumes of cottonwhite ash envelope an effusion of fiery tones – flaming reds, burnt ochre, hot pinks percolate together and seethe from the deep. Amazing Star Gazing I’m a sucker for stars and sunsets. And the 13,796 foot, snowdraped Maunakea is a great place to see them. Thirteen world-class observatories think so too. Although we could do the heaven-bound trek on our own, Hawaii Forest & Trail covers the essentials — trusty

vehicles, camp-out dinners and astronomy guides that know more than Captain Kirk. “But don’t we need clear skies?” I ask, as we cleave upwards through driving rains. Greg Brown, is confident. “This scenic wonder won’t disappoint. It is, after all, a sacred haunt to Wakea, the sky god, Papa, the ruler of Mother Earth and Poli’ahu, the snow goddess who put out Pele’s fires.” By the time we summit, the gods are glorifying. Above the white powder-puffs is a sky of blue and a brazen sun. I watch it set in silence, captivated by the symphony of colour — bands of pink, streaks of amber, shots of violet. It

seems to go on forever and when light transitions to dark, the stars provide an encore. There are few places on earth where you can see the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Cross, without changing your stance. Add in Alpha Centauri, Andromeda and Jupiter. Don’t forget the Milky Way, moon craters and neighbouring galaxies. From this sensational summit, these night sights are as close to the heavens as you can get and are both literally and figuratively true highlights on Hawaii Island. Jane Cassie is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.

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Dream Auction Raises More Than $2.3 Million Twenty seven years ago, founding members of the then Ňedgling Kalamalka Rotary Club met to discuss how to host a truly unique fund-raiser to help the club assist community organizaƟons with their projects. The members wanted an event that would be fun to aƩend, that would raise signiĮcant funds each year and that would provide parƟcipants with an opportunity to experience things they might not otherwise do, to live their dreams. Out of this meeƟng the Kalamalka Rotary Dream AucƟon was born, grew and conƟnues to Ňourish. By the Ɵme the 2011 Dream AucƟon draws to a close, Kalamalka Rotary will have raised in excess of $2.3 million dollars which is distributed by the DonaƟons CommiƩee each year through an online applicaƟon process. Community organizaƟons may apply by visiƟng the club’s web site at www.clubrunner.ca/Kalamalka.

Meeting Times Silver Star: Tues., 6:45 am/Vernon Golf Club Armstrong Rotary: Tues., evenings Vernon Rotary: Wed., 12:10/ Vernon Lodge Kal Rotary: Thurs., 12:10/ Vernon Lodge New Members Welcome

Rotary Member Club: Silver Star Rotary Employer: Briteland Occupation: Owner Family: Wife Joanne, son Brad, daughters Steffanie & Brittney. 250-545-3420

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Dave Weatherill

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987!

Rotary Member Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Edward Jones Occupation: Financial Advisor Family: Wife Assunta Rotarian

Bruce Shepherd 250-503-0663

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2000!

Rotary Member

“Kalamalka Rotary has been involved with dozens of local projects large and small,” says 2011 President, Club: Kalamalka Rotary Beth Marks. “Major donaƟons have assisted with the construcƟon of the indoor soccer centre, with the Employer: Silver Star Carpet Cleaning Occupation: Owner NONA Treehouse Project and the Ribbons of Green nature trail project.” The club also provided funding for the lighƟng of cross-country trails at Sovereign Lake, for the purchase of portable automaƟc deĮbrillators for the Fire Department and for the construcƟon of the skateboard parks in Vernon and Coldstream.

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Paul Harris Member

Jim Burns 250-545-2873

Pleased to be a member of the Kalamalka Rotary since 1984

2011 Dream AucƟon Chair, Bob SaƩler says, “In a typical year as many as 35 – 40 projects may be funded as a result of Dream AucƟon revenues oŌen with major grants as high as Rotary Member $50,000. The club’s single largest project to date, completed in 2010, was the mulƟ-year $150,000 donaƟon to the VJH Club: Vernon Rotary Tower of Care Maternal Child Wing.”

Occupation: Denturist

A large part of the success of Dream AucƟon has been the quality and quanƟty of goods and services donated by local Family: Wife Pam businesses, professionals and individuals and aucƟoned oī following the banquet. Everything from beach house holidays in Brazil to private jet excursions, houseboat Pleased to be a Rotarian and serving Vernon & District for 8 years! vacaƟons, golĮng holidays, original artworks and stocked wine cellars has been oīered and this year is no excepƟon. “Support conƟnues to be fantasƟc,” says SaƩler. “We have a very exciƟng lineup of aucƟon items this year” Dream AucƟon 2011 takes place November 19 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Tickets now available! Don’t delay they get snapped up in a hurry. To secure your Ɵckets contact Mary Jackson at malgar@telus.net or 250-546-0145 or Taylor Dedora at taylordedora@gmail.com or 250-542-2222. This year’s Gala Dinner and Dance will feature “The Goods” playing. Proceeds from the banquet Ɵckets cover all costs of the Dream AucƟon so 100% of the funds raised may be returned to projects.

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W.D. Brian Butt RD, BPE Denture Clinic 250-260-1774

Rotary Member Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Investors Group Occupation: Investment & Insurance Advisor Family: Wife Naomi, daughters Jacqueline & Stephanie

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Andy Erickson

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2005!

Rotary Member Club: Silver Star Occupation: Dentist Family: Wife Judie, daughters Katie (22), Laura (17), and son Michael (20).

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987!

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Craig Goplen 250-545-4466


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Fish escape effects of nuclear disaster JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Salmon tested after returning to B.C. show no signs of elevated radiation levels from their migration through ocean waters feared to be contaminated by the Japanese nuclear disaster earlier this year. “Twelve samples of domestic fish were tested and all products were below Health Canada action levels,” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. All samples came back showing no detectable levels of radioactive cesium. Spokesperson Alice D’Anjou said the — Alice D’Anjou samples covered pink, chum, coho, sockeye and spring salmon and albacore tuna. “They were collected at various points across the British Columbia fishery.” Fraser River sockeye migrate as far west as the Bering Sea, although some observers say they were likely on their way back to B.C. when the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crippled multiple nuclear reactors and released radiation through the air and contaminated seawater. CFIA officials had said they didn’t expect anything to turn up, but conducted the tests out of an abundance of caution, primarily to reassure Canadian consumers and export markets. The agency had previously tested air samples, milk and foods imported from Japan. No further testing is planned.

“They were collected at various points across the British Columbia fishery.”

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM GARDEN WASTE / LEAF EXCHANGE PROGRAM The District of Coldstream’s Garden Waste/ Leaf Exchange Program will begin on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at its Transfer Station location (10405 Middleton Drive). This will be on Sundays only, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the omission of Sunday October 9th (Thanksgiving Day) until Sunday, November 13th, 2011. October 2 – Open October 9 – Closed (Thanksgiving Day) October 16 – Open October 23 – Open October 30 – Open November 6 – Open November 13 – Open Garden waste is required to be in clear bags or bundled with compostable twine only (i.e. NO wire or plastic). Residents will not be required to empty the bags. This service is provided for Coldstream residents only. Proof of residency will be required. Any questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 250-550-1505 during regular of¿ce hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

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A Message from Your Teacher Dear Parents and Guardians: Welcome to the new school year. Teachers are eagerly looking forward to an exciting and productive year with students. We are also looking forward to working with you to ensure that your children have the best possible experience in school this year. As teachers, we value our relationship with parents and firmly believe that the bond between parents and teacher is critical to helping each child succeed in school. As you know, teachers are very committed to improving the learning conditions for their students. We are very concerned about funding cuts, increasing class sizes, dwindling resources, reduced support for students with special needs, and the loss of many learning specialist teachers. We speak out, lobby, advocate and bargain for improvements. Teachers are currently engaged in bargaining, trying to achieve improvements to conditions in our schools along with a fair and reasonable salary and benefits package. We had hoped to have improved conditions in place for students this fall, but despite many months of discussion, there has been very little progress. As a result, teachers voted to take job action. However, we want to assure you that we will be focused on teacher, rather than on the growing number of administrative tasks that have been increasingly taking time away from teaching and learning. Teachers will be teaching, preparing lessons, planning and assessing and evaluation our students. We will also be taking attendance, helping students who need assistance before and after class, and dealing with emergencies. In addition, teachers will contact parents to set up a meeting if there is any concern with a student an, likewise, parents can contact teachers to set up a meeting at a mutually agreeable time. Our hope is that a settlement will be reached and that there will be no need for any further steps. We will continue at the bargaining table, working hard to achieve a collective agreement that provides the guarantees that our students need. The Vernon School District is one out of only 6 in the province which has cancelled recess. This is a poor decision for children and teachers. Everyone needs a body break! Please contact a SD#22 Trustee (www.sd22.bc.ca/board) and ask them to reinstate recess, just as trustees did in the South Kootenay District. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to your child’s teacher and go to bctf.ca or vernonta.com for additional information.

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Community rallying behind blind 17-year-old Morning Star Staff

A young Salmon Arm girl needs your help to see the light. Jody Hanna, 17, has been blind since birth, but she could soon be seeing a slice of life for the first time. Doctors at the Stem Cell Rejuvenation Center in Phoenix have approved her as a candidate for treatment. She has been given assurances that she can reasonably anticipate gaining some or possibly total vision. The catch is, Hanna and her family need

help raising $20,000 for the procedure. Once $10,000 has been raised, the family can book her procedure with an anticipated wait time of about three months. “I’m happy that I might be able to see the flowers, see the stars, see my aunts and uncles...” Hanna said. To help Hanna see the light, Sturgis North Pub in Salmon Arm is hosting a fundraiser Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. The full-day fundraiser kicks off with

“I’m happy that I might be able to see the flowers, see the stars, see my aunts and uncles...” — Jody Hanna a pancake breakfast, served until 1:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction all day and a live auction at 2 p.m. Along with generous bidders, the event is welcoming donations of items to be auctioned off. Some featured items in the auction include a $600 Honda lawnmow-

er, $500 towards the purchase of a new Honda car, a $300 area rug from Carpet One, jew-

elry from JC Bradleys, a park bench, out door fire pit and high-end glass vases from Hanna

and Hanna’s. Then you can kick up your heels for the cause when the Dan England band rocks the stage at 9 p.m. The Sturgis North Pub is also donating 50 per cent proceeds of all food sales Friday and Saturday towards Hanna’s cause. For more informa-

tion contact Lisa Devries at smoothie53384@hotmail.com or call 780719-1330. If you can’t make it to fundraiser but would like to help out, donations for Hanna’s treatment may be made at Scotiabank to account #30320-0309184. – with files from the Salmon Arm Observer

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Mining industry boosted by provincial jobs plan TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Premier Christy Clark unveiled the details of her jobs plan at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Thursday, including a target to have eight new mines in opera-

tion in B.C. by 2015. The B.C. Jobs Plan also promises an upgrade to the Deltaport shipping facility by 2014, in addition to improvements to the Prince Rupert bulk port announced earlier in the week.

Clark committed $50 million to improve the railway link to the port near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, the first stage of a $200 million Deltaport development. Clark also announced an addi-

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN REFERENDUM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NOVEMBER 19, 2011 (Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment) BYLAW NO. 1294 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Proposed establishment of a service area to fund the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures of the Killiney Community Hall Building Site NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCRUTINEER On Saturday, November 19, 2011 qualified electors within the Killiney Community Hall Service Area will be voting on the following question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area?â&#x20AC;?

tional $24 million to fund mining, water and land permit approvals and reduce the backlog for permits by the end of next year. She said the increased efficiency will not be at the expense of environmental regulations. The commitment to add permit resources responds to one of the criticisms from NDP leader Adrian Dix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The premier has tried to blame regulations, environmentalists and aboriginal people,â&#x20AC;? Dix said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually taken away people who work on those approvals, and they need to address those issues rather than blaming others.â&#x20AC;? The entire plan is

In accordance with Section 169 of the Local Government Act, Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions.

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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the District of Coldstream that nomination for the ofÂżces of:

Application forms are available at: Regional District of Central Okanagan, 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. Download from our website at www.regionaldistrict.com For information on the requirements and procedures for making an application call 250-763-4918:

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Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. One scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question may be appointed for each voting place if sufficient applications are received. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: Regional District of Central Okanagan 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. during regular office days and hours for the period: commencing at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011 and ending at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

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Premier Christy Clark has focused her jobs plan on Asia, and will be leading on a trade mission to China and India in November.

Mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One (1) person to be elected Councillor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Six (6) people to be elected will be received by the Chief Election OfÂżcer or a designated person at 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, as follows: October 4, 2011 - 9:00 am to October 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the Municipal Hall located at 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualiÂżed to be nominated, elected, and to hold ofÂżce as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: â&#x20AC;˘ Canadian citizen; â&#x20AC;˘ 18 years of age or older; â&#x20AC;˘ resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are Âżled; and â&#x20AC;˘ not disqualiÂżed 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 ofÂżce. **

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is insufficient, three spades is reasonable (remember, it is pre-emptive over a takeout double; with a limit raise, you respond two no-trump), and four spades (following the Law of Total Tricks: with 10 trumps, bid to the 10trick level) would be the choice of most. However, if North is cautious, South will rebid four spades. When you play third hand high, you play the bottom of touching cards. Here, East must put up his jack at trick one. (Some incorrectly play the queen, which denies holding the jack.) South takes the trick with his ace (marking East with the queen) and plays a trump. Now West should continue with another low club, giving East the lead for the vital heart shift that

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In Memoriam

Justin Schutte

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BENJAMIN JOHN DEAN

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HUSBAND - DAD - GRANDPA

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THELMA MAY (CLARK) DRAPER

In Loving Memory

Wanda (Winn) Miller May 24, 1925 - Sept 26, 2005

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YAKIMA, WA – Our beloved mother, Thelma May (Clark) Draper passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 with her daughter, Patricia, at her side. Mom was born March 21st, 1917 in Enderby, BriƟsh Columbia, Canada, to Louis Lester and Clara May (Bailey) Clark, a proud descendant of a long line of pioneers to North America, the PaciĮc NW, and the Okanogan Valley of BriƟsh Columbia. In her early 20’s she worked at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, B.C. Mom joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and served throughout WWII.

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CARL THOMAS

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Victor Thomas on September 15th at Hospice House in Vernon. He was predeceased by his parents, Vern and Opal, his sister and brother in-law, Elsie and Ralph Ovens, and his brother, Al. He is survived by his wife Carol; their children, Darryl (Tanya) Thomas, Dwayne (Tamara) Thomas, Kerry (Paul) Hunter, Lauralee Thomas; and his grandchildren, Justine, Mackenzie, Cameron, Michael and Tyler. Carl was born in Saskatchewan and came to BC at an early age with his parents. He was an avid outdoorsman, collector of model trains, and musician. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Hospice House, who made Carl’s final days as comfortable as possible. A short Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Elk’s Hall, 3103 30th St. Donations may be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

In 1948 she met our father, Hubert H. Draper, Sr. The following year, aŌer Įnishing her nursing educaƟon, she and Dad were married and she moved to Stockton, CA. Eventually moving to Sedro Woolley, WA, Mom became a very proud naturalized ciƟzen of the United States. Mom worked at Northern State Hospital in Sedro Woolley unƟl 1973 then relocated to Selah, WA where she reƟred from service at Yakima Valley School in 1980. She was kind, generous, saw the best in everyone and was tough as nails. She was a great and courageous lady who lived her life quietly and without fanfare. Mom, you are truly an outstanding example of THE GREATEST GENERATION! We are so very proud of you and will miss you dearly. Mom was preceded in death by our father in 1988; her parents and brothers Earl and Edwin Clark and sisters Blanche Arnold and Ella Lavery; step-children Hubert H. Draper, Jr. and Maxine Messick; and an infant granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Murray. She is survived by her 5 children: Preston Draper, Seoul, S. Korea; Patricia Murray (Craig Huntley), Selah, WA; Patrick (Celeste) Draper, Riverside, CA; Perry (ScarleƩ) Draper, Menifee, CA; and Clara (Les) Bunch, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Bob (Monica) Messick, Chuck (Debbie) Messick, & Mike Messick, and their children and grandchildren, all of California; Britni (Steve) Brozo, Salt Lake City, UT; Mary (Zane) Dale, and Meghan Murray, of Yakima and Erin Murray of Portland ,OR; Ross Draper, U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Arthur Draper, St. Petersburg, FL; Jason Draper, SeaƩle, WA; Rikki (Dale) Davis, CarnaƟon, WA; Solomon and CapƟva Draper, Riverside, CA; and Steph Heckman, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Step-grandchildren Jordan, Kaitlyn, and Taylor Duīy, and great –grandchildren: Layne Sires, Logan and Luke Dale, Natalie Davis and Olivia Draper. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews Funeral services will be at noon Oct. 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of LaƩer-day Saints in Selah,WA. Burial will follow in West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, WA. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.

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AMELIA PATRICIA MAKSYMCHUK Amelia, born to Pauline and Frank Karpowich, came into this world on September 16, 1921 in Drumheller, Alberta. When she was two years old, the family crossed the Rocky Mountains and settled on a small farm in Grindrod at the northern tip of the Okanagan Valley. She would remain in her beautiful Valley for the rest of her life. A hard-working, outdoorsy person, Amelia helped work the family farm along with her five siblings, but always preferred exterior labour to indoor domestic chores. For extra income when she became a teenager, Amelia picked apples during fall harvest season in the orchards around Oyama. Her marriage to Thomas Maksymchuk on October 1st, 1939 produced four children: Lucy Dase; Andrew (Myra); Timothy (Debbie); and Martha (Lorne) Giroux, all of Vernon. During the early years of her marriage, Amelia was one of the “ladies on the home front,” struggling to maintain a household, raise a family and work a farm, while her husband was overseas in battle during World War II, fighting with other brave souls for the freedom we all enjoy in this country today. After the sale of their farm in 1958, the family moved to Vernon where Amelia found employment as an ice cream maker with NOCA Dairies. She loved her job - who wouldn’t with all the ice cream you could eat! Amelia retired after seventeen years with NOCA, but retirement didn’t slow her down. Dancing was her favourite activity and she and Tom could be seen each weekend at one of the dance halls in the Vernon area. They would float gracefully across the dance floor, catching everyone’s attention, frequently winning a prize for being the best dancers of the evening. Amelia passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on September 13th, 2011, just three days short of her 90th year. In addition to all of her children and one sibling - her sister Mary Strilchuk of Grindrod - she is survived by five grandchildren: Kenneth (Melissa) Dase, Santa Barbara, California; Lesa Maksymchuk, Barrie, Ontario; Wade (Christine) Maksymchuk, Sudbury, Ontario; Iya (Jeff) Taylor, Armstrong; and Bryce Maksymchuk, Fort Nelson. She leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Preston and Myrika Taylor of Armstrong; and Evan and Rylan Maksymchuk of Sudbury, Ontario. Amelia was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Mary, in 1997 and her husband, Thomas in 1998. In lieu of a service, Amelia’s many friends and relatives celebrated her life at the Schubert Centre in Vernon in the afternoon of September 16th, 2011 on what would have been her 90th birthday. Those who wish to do so, may make a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T1S4, (250) 503 1800, www.nohs.ca. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Wayne Kyle at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in Armstrong, BC (250) 546 7237

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret Patricia Olive Newlove passed away at her home, in the arms of her loving husband, on September 19, 2011, at the age of 84 years. Margaret was born in Bristol, England, and served during World War Two in the Women’s Royal Air Force. She married her husband in 1957 and was a military wife until retirement to Vernon in 1991, spending 21 years outside of Canada with the military, in addition to numerous postings across Canada. Margaret will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, John; by her children: Joanna (Jim), Roger (Jacie), and Brian (Chris); and grandchildren Alanna, Devin, Joshua and Katie. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Monday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with the Reverend Rita Harrison of¿ciating. A reception will follow in the chapel Tea Room. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Margaret to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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Lost & Found FOUND: Set of keys in Discovery Plaza. (250)542-1041 Lost: Ladies large plastic frames sunglasses. 250-8380121.

To Jack, John, George, Martin and all staff at the Schubert Centre for calmly assisting us in the day to day changes in our tribute to mom.

To Bramble Bush for guiding the flowers so perfectly to the center of our tables. And finally to Wayne at Alternatives for helping our goodbye to mom a little more bearable. The daughters and sons of Amelia Patricia Maksymchuk (nee Karpowich).

Coming Events Annual General Meeting of N.O.H.A at the People Place Room #2, Wednesday, Oct 12, 6:30 pm. GRAND Opening Chillin’ With Cheesecake Vernon Recreation Building 3310 37 Ave. Sept. 25, 2011 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free Samples, “Buy the Slice”, Draw for Free Cheesecake

Information IF you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933

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is offering a meeting room for non-profit organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to peopleplace@shaw.ca to set up appointment.

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250-542-3980 LOST: #1268 - “Billy” - Black, yellow eyes, sht. hair, n.male, tattoo. Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, off Bench Row Rd. Reward ($100). #1269 - “Reny” - Grey tabby (black/grey stripes), white bib, sht. hair, n.male, Silver Star Rd., Silver Star Village. Reward ($250). #1270 - “Sparkie” - Black & brown, white bib/chin/tum., striped tail, sht. hair, sp. female. Hillside Dr., nr. Kal Sec. School, Coldstream. Reward. #1271 - “Monkey” - Dark tortoiseshell, sht. hair, plump sp. female, tattoo. 34th St. near Vernon Square Mall. #1272 - “Smokey” - Black, med. hair, extra toes on all paws, n.male, tattoo. Orchard Hill Rd., nr. Sunnyview, Bella Vista. Reward. #1273 - “Miss Meow” - Grey, faiint black stripes, very long hair, sp. female. Silver Star Rd., by Wallace Rd. Reward. #1275 - “Bowser” - Grey tabby, white on chin, sht. hair, n.male, tattoo. 40th Ave., nr. Alexis Park Ele School. Reward.

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#1276 - “Roxy” - Grey, some brown patches, white bib/chin/ paws/tum., med. hair, fluffy tail, sp. female, tattoo. Petworth Rd., nr. turf farm, Lavington. Reward. #1278 - “Sritzy” - Black, white bib/paws/tum, sht. hair, n.male, tattoo. L&A Rd., nr. Cools Rd. Reward. FOUND:

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#1274 - Black, white bib/paws/ tum. on nose & tip tail, sht. hair, young male. Priest Valley Dr., behind Kal Sec. School. Sept. 113/11.

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Children Childcare Available Hailey’s Garden Reggio Early Learning Center has openings for September. Our program features an outstanding preschool program, ECE teachers, organic snacks, yoga, fine arts program, fieldtrips, natural playground, nature walks, child portfolios, BC Early learning Framework and much more. Call manager Susan Miller to set up a tour. (250)549-3203 Little Ark Childcare Centre has FT/PT spots available for ages 3 to 5 yrs. Programs include preschool, phonics & sign language, kindergarten readiness, daily breakfast program, lunch program and field trips. For information call Arienne @ (250)549-4510 Little Pals daycare, spaces avail any ages. Mon-Sat flexible hrs, healthy snacks, loving environment 250-3096804 or 250-558-0540

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Splatsin Stsmamlt Services has an opening for a Family Service Worker 0.8 FTE Term position Experience in: Providing support to children and families, community liaising, guardianship services & protection investigations. QualiďŹ cations: BSW preferred â&#x20AC;˘ Certain alternative degrees/diplomas & experience may be considered, recent experience working in the ďŹ eld an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge of cross-cultural issues affecting aboriginal children in care â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent verbal & written ability to communicate â&#x20AC;˘ Work independently & a team player â&#x20AC;˘ Must possess valid BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license â&#x20AC;˘ Computer literacy. Posting closes September 30, 2011 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send CV & covering letter to: Administrative Assistant, Splatsin Stsmamlt Services PO Box #460, Enderby BC V0E 1V0 Fax: 250-838-7570 email: miranda_marchand@splatsin.ca

Civil Engineering Technologist 1 or 2 (one position) - Reposting District of Kitimat full time permanent - starting wage $29.24-$42.62, depending on education & experience. Civil Technologist diploma preferred. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proďŹ cient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS OfďŹ ce. Valid BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence required. Further information can be obtained from our website http://www.kitimat.ca or contact personnel at dok@kitimat.ca or 250-632-8900 (Closing date October 26, 2011)

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Rhinokore Composites Ltd. and Bigfoot RV are seeking a professional & energetic Accounting Assistant/Receptionist for our busy manufacturing facility in Armstrong. Providing outstanding customer service and efďŹ cient administrative support to our operations, and our accounting department in particular, this role within our growing organization requires someone with relevant experience and/or education as well as enthusiasm for collaborative teamwork & customer service. Submit your application to careers@rhinokore. com and tell us why you are the right addition for our team. Please provide details of your accounting/bookeeping & ofďŹ ce administration experience, exceptional computer skills and passion for customer service, as well as the related education you have completed. A related degree is an asset. Applications will be accepted until the position is ďŹ lled.

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EDO JAPAN Fruit Union, Full Time Supervisor Position. Competitive wages & benefits. Apply within between 10:30-2:30 Mon-Fri.

JANITORIAL CLEANERS required, experience preferred, criminal record check required. Reply to Box # 2, c/o The Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 1P5 Live-in Caregiver for Supportive Living Home. Duties include housekeeping & cooking meals. References & Criminal Check Required. Phone Steve @ (250)306-0734. Machine Operator with Class 1, Ray Godard @ (250)9381005 Medical Office Assistant required for busy 3 Doctor Specialist Practice. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and be a team player. Attention to detail & above average computer skills required as well as being self-motivated and able to work under pressure. EMR experience an asset. Candidate must be available for holiday relief. This is a term, half-time position. Email resume to office@vernonurology.ca Part Time Salesperson for furniture store required. Sales experience an asset. Flexible hours. Please apply with resume & references to Box #6, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5 RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box # 1, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 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.

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 BAGRY Bro’s Orchards needs pickers, To Harvest Apple Crop, 317 French Rd. Vernon, BC, $9.28/hr ph 250-542-2136 Care Aide / Home Support Worker needed, no experience, full training provided. Valid DL. 250-379-2951 Certified ECE Teacher, $17/hr, plus benefits. 30-36hrs/wk (250)550-4471 in confidence. DETAILER REQUIRED By Manfred’s Auto Body Experience preferred. Please fax resume to 250-549-1421 or drop Off in person. H.D. Mechanic wanted for Snowcat Operation. Mid November - April or later. call 250-545-0661

Experienced Janitors needed for office cleaning immediately. Transportation required. Fax resume to 1-250-764-6460 1-250-764-6466. cell 250-859-2336. Email: greatmastercleaning@hotmail.com

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. HALLMARK Cards requires a mature, energetic, reliable person to service the Walmart in Vernon. Hours vary, but will include 2 hours on weekends, as well as morning shifts during the week. Must have access to reliable transportation. Starting wage $10.50. Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. Please submit resume or letter outlining experience to manager at alyon2@hallmark.com

Would you like to join my team as a full time Conveyancer / Legal Assistant in a busy and progressive Notary Public’s office in the beautiful North Okanagan? Previous experience in a law office required. I offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Check us out at www.zoestevens.ca and forward your resume and references to zoe@zoestevens.ca or mail to Zoë Stevens, Notary Public, 101, 5145 26th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8G4. Your submission will be kept confidential so please provide your preferred contact information.

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SEEKING HOME SHARE PROVIDERS Western Human Resource Corp. is looking for caring people interested in providing Home Share for adults with a developmental disability. If you have room in your home and see the value and reward in supporting those with greater needs, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and a letter expressing your interest to: ATTN: WHRC Home Share Coordinator. Fax#: 250-7629898 (Okanagan) or Email: dianelka.whrc@shawcable.com Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, First Aid & CPR, A clear criminal record check, Valid BC Driver’s License & a driver’s abstract, 3 References

ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: admin@heli-log.com. Website: www.heli-log.com

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Medical/Dental CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant, P/T required for busy paperless dental office in Salmon Arm. Must be professional, detailed oriented have a positive attitude and work well within a team environment. Dental reception an asset. Please send Resume: valerie@alexanderdental.ca or mail to PO Box 90 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.

Trades, Technical HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email: reception@profabmanufacturing.net

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice. SIGN SHOP in Vernon is looking for an experienced production person. Ideal candidate will have past experience including print, cut and installations. Basic design an asset. vernonsp@telus.net

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CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN required at busy repair shop in Vernon BC. We offer a well-equipped facility with cutting edge servicing equipment including computer diagnostics. We are looking for a well rounded individual who can interact with customers and co-workers alike. Applicants must have strong diagnostic abilities and the skill required to provide superior mechanical service to our customers. A CVIP certificate would be an asset. This opportunity if for a full time position and a long term placement. Company health benefits are available. Please send resume to Nick Barnett at nickb@peterstire.com or drop off at 4612 - 27 St, Vernon, BC V1T 4Y6 • 250-545-0634.

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A fun, energetic, i team player l with ihad dynamic personality to WORK IN A RETAIL JEWELLERY LOCATION. Must enjoy working in a fast paced LOCATION stimulating environment. The position requires a self-motivated, goal oriented person with excellent communication and customer skills. Some computer skills required. Candidates must have flexibility to work a schedule based on business needs. Sales experience and jewellery knowledge would be beneficial, must be bondable. Full and part time positions available.

Please reply to Box #9 C/O The Morning Star, 4407 25th Avenue Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P5.

The City of Campbell River is recruiting people for relief positions within the Campbell River RCMP Detachment. Looking for: • People who want to make a difference, enhance community safety, and take pride in doing what’s right We need: • Court Liaison Officer • Watch Clerks • Administrative Assistants • Custodians What’s in it for you: • Be part of a respected national organization with a strong local presence • Take on a challenging position supported by an enthusiastic and committed team • Earn a competitive wage and contribute to community well being • Enjoy an unsurpassed west coast lifestyle Full details of each position can be located under Employment Opportunities on the City of Campbell River’s website: www.campbellriver.ca.

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MAINTENANCE SYSTEM TECHNICIAN Required to join our team in the Okanagan & Cariboo. Tolko is a forest products company with operations throughout Western Canada. The Maintenance System Technician will work on mill sites to collect information to create equipment Bills of Material and assist mill staff in development of several other aspects of their maint. & CMMS systems. Regular travel and shift work at Tolko divisions will be required. If you are interested visit: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by October 7, 2011

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Sheet Metal Applicators Required for Mid-City Roofing (Kamloops) •RCABC Standards and attention to details a must. • Must have own hand tools, and safety harness. •Valid Driver’s Licence and transportation. •Some metal cladding exp. would be a benefit. Good Wages & Benefits! Please call 1-250-376-7663 or fax resume to: 1-250-376-2424 SKIDDER, BUNCHER, Mulcher, Dozer Operators wanted immediately, living expenses paid, wage $26-$30, Drivers license, FA & H2S alive. email jdhc@telus.net, 780-795-2115 Carrot Creek AB. webpage: www.jdhaggartcontracting.ca

Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own Dumprunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, Yard & Lawn work, courteous service. Paul 250-550-4256 CAREAIDE available, personal care, 24 hr respite care, cooking, cleaning. Bondable & references. (250)307-1138 Handymen: Repairs, Reno’s, Painting, Window Cleaning, pressure washing, Landscaping, dump runs.250-550-9099 Personal Care, meal prep, housekeeping, companionship References 250-542-1881

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

Art/Music/Dancing 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 a few spaces left. (free sample lesson not applicable to group sessions) Call Devon at 542-3228 or e-mail flautist33@yahoo.com

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Countertops CALL MIKE’S ELITE Countertops- All Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Marble and all natural stone products. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Road. GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM

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MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE • Garden Cleanups • Scheduled Lawn & Garden Maintenance • Trimming Hedges etc DO NOW: For a Great lawn next year, power rake, top dress (Natures Gold/Sand/ Fertilizer/Seed) Also quoting on Strata Maintenance for 2012 Call Jan (250)550-5386

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Home Improvements HIGH CALIBER Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel All Home & Commercial Renovations & Additions No job too big or small Dan 250-864-0771

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

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DRAW WILL BE MADE Oct. 31, 2011 Your name will be entered through out the month of October each time you run a classified ad at our minimum rate of $36.64 (1 week package plus rate). The Okanagan Best Buy package is also included in this draw. (Excludes 1 week $10.02 Special package) Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THEIR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER. The winner will be notified by telephone. The last entry will be excepted no later than 5 P.M. on Friday, October 28, 2011. The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5


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Pets & Livestock

Painting & Decorating BUDGET PAINTING, interior/exterior, 25% off, 15 years experience, excellent references, senior discounts, free estimates 1(250)5719722

Classifieds = Results!

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Boarding

Feed & Hay

Horse Boarding, 1/2 km from riding club, sep hay storage, shelter & tack. 250-542-5925 Large Paddocks, pipe fencing, shelters, auto waterers, 2 arenas, horsemanship lessons, training, roping. Hay included. (250)558-0553

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 Alfalfa Hay, no rain, $75. per ton, Discount by volume. Vanderhoof, BC. Dean at 1-250567-9121 or 1 (250)546-3812 CLEAN dry wheat straw, lrg round & sm square bales, delivery available. 250-558-9509 Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Hay for sale, 1 & 2nd cut, barn stored, no rain, Delivery available, (250)545-1817 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.

Equestrian

Rubbish Removal

broke horses, registered, paint/Appy/AQHA, come & try them out, $1500+ (250)4995397, 3winds@telus.net

*1 Vernon’s own Dumprunz, Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449

Feed & Hay

JUNK REMOVAL We haul it all. Call anytime. Ray 250-307-0837.

1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, Alfalfa, & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334

Computer Services

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

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

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

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542-8620

WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

14 years serving the community

KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561

Landscaping

Livestock 6mo. old Jack, ready now. $500. (250)832-8221 after 6 Downsizing-For sale 4 Reg. Thoroughbreds, 2-4yr old G &3 yr old F- Mass Market-16h $2500 each obo. 2-4 yr old M & 3 yr old F-Royal Albert Hall-15h $1500 each obo. Ghas raced, is sound and not injured. M&F are green broke, great hunter/jumper prospects. 250-546-9313 for more info or to view. Heritage Birds, beautiful buff brahma Roosters. 16wks old, gentle, heavy set, breed. $10 each. (250)545-6778 Young Peacocks. $25 each. 250-838-0175.

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

OWNERS: KEVIN & LORI WOURNELL

Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191

4620-23rd Street

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

SUMMER HOURS Monday to Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM Closed Sunday

Fruit & Vegetables

Weaner Pigs for Sale. $75. 250-540-7775 or 250-5466265

Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING 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 Adorable Shih tzu puppies, 1st shots, dewormed, vet cleared, ready to go. $500.ea 1(250)545-9199 DOBERMAN pups, females, males, Ready to go! $700.ea (778)212-2468 Dogs for Adoption: 2yr female pom/daschund X. 1yr 6lb male chihuahua. Very cute, good w/other animals. Fixed, shots, microchipped. 250-541-7778 To good home: 2yr male Boxer X, needs room to run. No other dogs/cats. Would be great chasing off predators. 250-545-8773

Building Supplies BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038

$200 & Under GEORGE FOREMAN grill, as new, $20. Canon/Pixma printer/scanner, $20. Egg poacher, $15. 5 gallon water cooler, $30. 32 8x8 used glass blocks, $95. Checker plate storage box for truck, $60. Table saw on wheels, $200. (778)4754418.

9am to 6pm

BARTLETT PEARS 20 lbs for $1200 U PICK TOMATOES 30¢lb. Gala & Mac Apples, Mixed Veggies

5011 Bella Vista Rd. 545-0105

APPLES Crab Apples, Macintosh apples. Green gage & Bradshaw plums. Cayfords Orchard. (250)546-3411 BURKE’S Prune Plums 20lbs $12, or 10lbs $7, Large Bartlet Pears 25lbs $15, Cantaloupe, Beets 25lbs $25, Tomatoes 25lbs $17.50, U-pick Tomatoes 40¢lb your containers. Corn $3/dozen, Squash $1ea 250-545-2093 Garlic 40 lbs seed/eat $5.-$12./lb. RRussian, Ht, Ital, Uk, Sil skin. 250-503-0781. NICKOLI FARMS. X-Lg Pears $0.50/lb. Sm Pears $0.30/lb. Apples - Macs, Gala, Shamrocks 3 lbs/1.00 Call to pre-order & pick up. (250)542-9204 Orchard Fresh Apples, Gala 80¢/lb, Honeycrisp $1/lb, 7699 McClounie Rd (250)309-5137 Prune Plums No spray. U-Pick $0.50/lb. 4886 S. Grandview Flats Armstrong 250-546-4099

The Pumpkin Patch @ 642 St Annes Rd will be opening October 1st. Dawn til Dusk. Pumpkin, Squash & Gourds. (250)546-6690

Farm Equipment

Just Arrived

WOLF HYBRID Cubs Avail. Now! Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

Firewood/Fuel

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

Poultry FREE RANGE TURKEYS Avail fresh Sept 24 $3.25/lb 250-5466608

Livestock

Call Paul:

250-938-0868

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

CORRAL $ PANELS each ROUND BALE $ FEEDER

52 485

Pleasant Valley Trailer Sales Ltd. 7885 Hwy. 97, Vernon

250-545-2000

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 Osburn wood heater with 3 30” insulated pipes, $400. (250)542-1707 SEASONED fir firewood 16” 1 cord $185 split and delivered 250-3094725

Seasoned Birch Call 250-803-1042

Firearms

$175/cord.

Furniture

FIREARMS SAFETY & HUNTING COURSES PAL & CORE by Master Firearms instructor. Call Jim for dates and information at 250-275-6316

Brown leather sofa w/wood trim, highboy & coffee tables, computer desk. (778)475-1900 Firm, new kingsize mattress, $750 obo (250)542-7277

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Check out our September Specials on the web www.briteland.com Awarded “Green Business of the Year”

White Swan Paper Towel $

29.50

/case

Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:00

250-545-8088 Fruit & Vegetables

Micro Fibre Cloths 12” x 12” • 10 pkg $

8.50

Fruit & Vegetables

AUCTION

ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

PICK UP OR DELIVERY HOURS Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm DECORATIVE ROCK Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm WHITE DOLOMITE Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed Stat Holidays BLAST ROCK VISA, DEBIT, MASTERCARD, LAVA ROCK INTERACT, SENIORS DISCOUNT SLATE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL

JUST

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 4.2cu/ft upright freezer. 4 shelves + door shelves. $90. Ph 250-558-0456 Electrolux, Filter Queen, Rainbow, all with hose, powerhead and tools. $100 each. All guaranteed. 250-549-3352. Frigidaire Gallery, smooth top, stainless electric range, convection oven. good cond. $450. 250-546-2550. IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.

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Livestock

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Auctions

We load pickups, trailers, etc … and we deliver! • Screened Topsoil • Decorative Rock • Natures Gold Products • Bark Mulch • Manure and Peat • Sand and Gravel

Merchandise for Sale

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Landscaping

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Merchandise for Sale

250.541.0111 1.866.439.0111

ROCKS

NO ROCK TOO BIG NO PURCHASE TOO SMALL

186 GREENHOW RD., VERNON 1 KM NORTH OF SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 • 11AM Dodds Will Auction a Large Quantity of New & Used Food Service Equip Including Deli, Pizza, Bakery, Coffee Shop From Baker’s Dozen, Monsters Pizza, Eagle Pass Restaurant & More. Partial List Includes: Middleby 2 Tier Conveyor Pizza Oven, Blakeslee 60qt Mixer, Pizza Prep Table, Berkel Slicers, Dough Sheeter, Bread Slicer, Single & Double Door Coolers, Vending Machines, SS Tables & Sinks, Robo Coup Prep Machine, Ice Cream Machine, Milkshake Maker, Draught Beer Cooler, Food Warmers, Juice Machines, 1/2 Size Convection Oven, Pastry Display Case, Toasters, Scales, Microwaves, Alto Shaam Roast Beef Cooker, Prep Tables, Tables & Chairs, Small Wares, Racks, China, Utensils, Patio Table & Chairs, Plus Much More.

2004 Ford F450 Diesel 14’ Cube Van

Date: Time: Place: Viewing:

Saturday, October 1 11:00 AM 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC Fri., September 30, 9am-5pm View Photos @ doddsauction.com (Special Auction)

Toll free: 1-866-545-3259

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

DODDS AUCTION

250-545-3259

Field Tomatoes U-PICK 40¢/lb

Hours: 9am - 3pm Bring your own containers PICKED: 60¢/lb

Carrots Potatoes Garlic Onions Cabbage

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm • Saturday: 9am-2 pm 1475 Pleasant Valley Road ARMSTRONG • 250-546-6862

E TH HI’S C U O

RINGO-EN ORCHARDS

U-Pick Tomatoes & Peppers Mac & Gala A pp les Now Available! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS 9:00am - 5:00pm • Closed Mon. & Thurs. 6831 Bella Vista Road • 250-545-1610

Merchandise for Sale

Furniture 3-pce Sklar Peppler Oak Coffee and End tables, excellent cond. $225; 21” TV w/large entertainment unit only $75; Olde Singer Sewing Machine with Stool. Bought in the 1940’s, works and in good condition. $60. (250)309-1855 or 250-542-4975 KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 White bedroom furniture, 4 pieces, $600. obo. Red leather sofa set, 3 seater, 2 seater & chair. $500. obo. Diningroom set, round table w/center leaf and 4 chairs. $400. obo. Large red rug, 88”x 65”. $50.obo. 778-473-2011 Lumby.

Garage Sales 1 DAY ONLY Estate/Garage Sale, Antiques, Furniture, Taxidermy & Collectables 7909 Kalview Dr, Coldstream www.okstellarestatesales.com

GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY STARTS APRIL 8th/2011

DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 2PM 3 LINES OR LESS (approx 10-12 words) $17.36 INCLUDES TAX Includes 2 garage sale signs Please remove your garage sale signs after the sale. $1.95 per extra line

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 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

Medical Supplies 2008 Shoprider Scooter. New battery, low mileage, new condition. $2200 obo. Call Donna at (250)549-4196 Light weight Invacare Patriot manual wheel chair. Seat size 18”x18”. Like new. Paid $2200 asking $1000. 1(250)546-3978 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

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 100 watt speakers $25. ea, Denon receiver - new, $400.; (250)309-1974 2-19” flat screen monitors, $25 each. 2 swivel oak bar stools, $50 each. 1 armoire, circa 1920 w/bevelled mirrors, $300. (250)542-1707 3HP minkota electric, $120. New DC battery, $45. New battery charger, $30. All for $175. 250-542-0531


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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Musical Instruments

Houses For Sale

5-12gal demi-johns. $30 each. Call Mario (250)549-4391 Blue Ox RV Tow bar, $500. (250)833-0546 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 Bullion Silver Coins are becoming a strong investment, drop by Simon’s Coins for all enquiries, 2901-31 St, Vernon. (250)308-1522 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-309-6107, 250-546-9536 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. Name Brand youth jeans,6 pair, size 28-30, excellent condition. paid $50.00 each. Asking $20 a pair.Or $100 for all. Call 250-308-7671. Oak Secretariat, sm damage on side $200. 2-100% wool blankets $75.ea 250-309-1974 PAINT 50 Gallons $100, 20 Gallons $50, 10 Gallons $30, 5 Gallons $20, Various colors & types. (250)549-1801 Rat Pack Tickets, Friday, Sept 30th at 8pm, Row G, seats 20 & 21. Great seats. Paid $44.75 each. Sell for $35 each. 250260-7019. Simon’s Coins has relocated to 2901-31 St ,Vernon. Drop by for all your Coins & Militaria needs, we Buy, Sell & Trade. (250)308-1522 Tempo Tread Mill, Like new condition. $900. NEW, asking $450. (250)542-4780 Youth ski jackets for sale. Small, Billabong white and black ski jacket. Excellent cond. Paid $125. Asking $50. Sims black, red, blue ski jacket, excellent cond.Paid $145. Asking $50. 250-308-7671

Musical instruments, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, euphonium violins, mandolins, guitars, all serviced and guaranteed. Raven Traders 2904-30 Ave, Vernon. 250-549-4322.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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 Wanted: Looking for FREE Children’s downhill skis. Call Bob @ (250)545-5665 Wanted to buy larger apple juice maker. 250-545-8652.

Musical Instruments SAXOPHONES: Alto and Tenors

All in excellent condition… starts @ $495.00 Call 250-379-2984

Sporting Goods

$

419,900

Taylor made Driver and 3W c/w extra weights & tool. $125 firm. 250-545-6409. WANTED: 15-20 Hockey Players for every Saturday 7:45-9:15 starting Oct 1 in Lumby. $250/half. Some skill preferred 19+. Contact Terry 250-547-6799 Wanted: Used hockey goalie equipment for a 12-year-old boy.Looking for 29-to-31 inch pads, plus everything else. Reasonablypriced. 250-5401917 or 250-549-3283. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

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Pressure Washer 6.5 hp, 2700 PSI complete wit Hose, wand & nozzels $745. new $399. (250)309-1855

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3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $209,900. 250-547-9659

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Yuma-Arizona, Cactus Gardens , Lot #14, 8’x39’, 1997 Kuntry Comfort Park Model, brick patio, double covered car prkg, Arizona Room & Golf Cart. $18,400.obo. Call Greg Langen @ 817-448-8129 does not include yearly park rent.

• Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

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Call to view 250-308-6801

RENT to Own a 3br townhouse for 1250/mo with 5k down 250-3092565

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BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS

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109,900

Fiber cement siding Kitchen appliances included.

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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

MORRIS MANOR One bedroom and a Two Bedroom Corner Suite with 2 baths. Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available

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Westmount Apts

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

1 + 2 Bdrm Apartment, +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Included

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

250-503-7315 Seniors Building

Armstrong

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

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.)

• Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking, Coin Laundry • No Smoking / No Pets

250-558-9696

1-bdrm downtown Vernon, $700/mo, n/s, n/p, balcony, laminate floor throughout,Avail now, Tony (250)546-2666

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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/ Open to offers on any of 5 lots 10.2 ac Arrow Lakes area, Lot H, Hydro, wells, trees, flat. 250-269-7328 www.monashee-recreation.com

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INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE WASHERS New & used, hot & cold. Large selection available. CLEARANCE PRICING. (250)558-3059 www.mach1systems.ca

57’x107’ lot in Yuma, AZ Foothills. 2RV hookups. For more info call 1-250-542-1330 House in Lumby. 4bdrm with bsmnt suite, lots of prkg, great view. $289,000. 250-547-6010 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

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Move In Incentives

250-549-2770

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1bdrm quiet convenient location near Schubert Center & bus rte. Incl cable, prkg, F/S, N/S, 50+, $620. 250-309-3763 1bdrm, waterfront, pool, hot tub, beach, u/g prkg $1100. incl gas/hydro phone/cable/int. Can be furn’d. 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 2 bath luxury condo. Secure mature adult, NS Prop. Many extras! $925 incl. heat. No stairs from car to unit! Cat OK. Must see! 250309-2000

2bdrm 1bath apt NS, close to D/T, sm. pet ok, $900 +hydro. Avail Oct 1st. 250-307-6174 2bdrm, 1bath, East Hill, lg reno’d apt in Heritage bldg, plenty of storage & parking, small covered deck, lg yard, on-site laundry, n/s, n/p, $850.incl util. (250)308-9402 2bdrm 1bath w/balcony. $750/mo + utils. N/S, small pet neg. Oct 1/15. 250-764-1869 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mo. Ph: 250-308-8500 2bdrm clean quiet, partially furn’d, near town, laundry. D/w ns/np. Refs Req 250-550-8085 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 2-Bdrm downtown near rec centre, lower flr, secure, reno’d, sat/cable tv, on site laundry, ns, sm pet neg, avail Oct 1. $800. 250-558-2928 ARLINGTON/CENTURY 1 bdrm & 1 bdrm+den, next to Schubert Ctre, close to downtown, N/S, N/P, Seniors 250275-8066 Armstrong updated 1 & 2bdrm $625 & $750. incl heat, off street prkg. 250-317-1333 BOTTOM half of house near OUC. One, bedroom with french doors, patio garden. Laundry and storage. N/S or parties. $850 includes utilities and cable. 250 545 4495

Easthill, 1-bdrm, bright, cozy, reno’d, f/s, onsite laundry, lg yard, prkg, n/s, n/p, $650. incl/util, (250)308-9402 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, move in allowance. 250308-9299 Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$550-$650, 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, 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 RICKFORD MANOR Under New Management 1 & 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P close to downtown 250-275-8066 Rooms for rent, Full Kitchenettes $500/month Contact Cheryl @ 250-549-1011

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Duplex / 4 Plex $1200 + new secondary ste. 2bdrm+den, 1.5bath. Sm yard. n/s, n/p, Garage 250-545-8699 1bdrm totally reno’d suite, f/s, w/d, close to town. $700, N/S, 1 cat ok. Chris 250-542-0657 1bdrm unit in 4plex, just renod incl gas. N/S. 6315 Tronson Rd. $650/mo. 250-308-0793 2bdrm, $900. Bachelor suite, $550 utils incl. Quiet area. Avail now/Oct1. 250-503-2507 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 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail. immed $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1100/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm + garage, (Harwood area). N/P.$1250 + 60% utils. Avail Oct 1. 250-869-9788. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, n/s, n/p, carport, $1150 + util. Avail Oct.1. 250-542-9591. Bright, clean, 2bdrm, lower suite, close to hospital, n/s, n/p, must see, $875/mo. incl util.& laundry 250-306-4088. COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1bath, newly reno’’d. Avail. Oct. 1. ns, np, suitable for 2, $850/mo. Walking distance to beach & schools. (250)503-1324

Mission Hill 2bdrm lower $800 Available Oct 1st. UTIL INCL N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996 VERNON: 2 BDRM 1/2 duplex, Avail Oct 1. pets ok $900.00 + util + deposit. Call 250-808-2217 Vernon Harwood Area, nice clean 3bdrm 1.5 bath, f/s, d/w, w/d h-up, fenced yard, n/s, n/p, $900. Avail Nov 1. 1-250766-1428, 250-550-5685

Housesitting Housesitting for Snowbirds & vacationers,reliable, honest & mature.Ref. 250-547-9261.

Mobile Homes & Pads

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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm on Deep Creek Rd, avail Oct. 1 includes hydro, $900.+DD, RR,(250)832-7875 4bdrm, 3bath, lakeview w/inlaw suite. 2.5 acres. 2 sep laundries. Garage. $2000/mo. Avail Oct1. (250)542-6171 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788

Senior Assisted Living

SEASONAL Adult oriented at Adventure Bay 1+1 bdrm, new carpets, new counter tops, fully furnished. Available Immed. $900 $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. EAST HILL 2 bdrm + den + family room, gas fireplace, beautiful home, HW floors, awesome view, FS, DW, WD. Available Immed. $1200/mo. ADULT ORIENTED 2 bdrm, 2 bath, neat & clean, F.S., DW, onsite laundry, private. Available Immed. $800 $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. FAMILY HOME 3 + 1 bdrm, 3 baths, FS, DW, W.D., double CP, great views, FP, deck & private back yard. Available Immed. $1500/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580

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250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV. • 2 bdrm lower suite in central Vernon. Incl. utilities, fenced ½ yard. Pets OK. Laminate flooring. $850. Nov. 1

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In Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $850/mo, Oct 1, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044 OLALLA, $600/mth, pet negotiable, 2 bdrm, woodstove or electic heat, w/d/s/f, n/s, 250499-9703 or 250-499-8079 VERNON (ARMSTRONG)- 3 bdrm, family oriented park inclds F/S, W/D, A/C. N/S, NO DOGS! $850. Available now. 250-546-0612 to view.

Homes for Rent 1 3bdrm A-frame, lakeview,Avail immed, Westside Rd, private. 250-542-0060 2bdrm,1/3 acre, f/p, Avail now,clean, Bella Vista, shared utils, rent neg. 250-542-0060 2bdrm farm house, large yard, no smokers, Grandview Flats, $975/mo. 250-546-6811 2bdrm home, in Grindrod, lrg yard, shed, $550pm. Pay own utils, 250-540-3455 after 5pm 2-bdrm house in North BX, $750/mo + util, Avail Immed, (250)545-1780 2bdrm in Falkland. Bsmnt, just reno’d. In town. 2918 Seaman Rd. $1000+utils 250-308-0793 3BDRM 2bath, Okanagan Lake, Oct1-June1, $1200/mo. N/P, N/S. 250-549-2462

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• 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $1200 incl. utilities. Oct. 15 • 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, lakeshore, Parker Cove, f/s w/d, NS/NP, Sept 1-May 31, furnished $900. or unfurnished $800. 250-5490435, 250-309-0600 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, NP $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 250-260-6658. 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 3-bdrm, brand new custom home, in Lumby, close in. $1225/mo, (250)546-6811 3bdrm, log home in Armstrong, NS/NP, $1100/mo +util. 250-938-1013.

4BED 2Bath fully reno’d quiet Easthill house.$1500+Ut. N/S N/Pets Avail immediatley 250 542 3091 250 938 7769

5bdrm fully reno’d in Coldstream. By schools, pool. N/S, N/P. $1600/mo 250-558-3786 Armstrong, 4bdrm, 2.5 bath, f/s, n/s, n/p, $1200/mo + utils. (250)309-2959 Coldstream 3bdrm house, basement, 2 car garage, $1350 + util. n/s n/p Avail. Oct 1. 250-542-9591. Executive, unlimited views of Kal Lake on cul-de-sac, great for family, 3-bdrms up, in-law suite down, 4985 sqft, 3 f/p n/s, pets neg, $2000, Avail now or Oct 1, 778-233-0663 FULLY RENOVATED 1000 sq. ft. rancher on S. Grandview Flats Rd. Armstrong. 15 min. to Vernon. 1 bdrm plus den, unfinished bsmt. All appliances. New natural gas furnace. N/S. Pets negotiable. $1000/mo. 250-851-1885.

Furnished. Lovely 3-bdrm, 3bath home, very private, parking, satellite, internet, util/incl, n/s, small pet neg, RefReq $1400/mo Avail Nov1-Apr1 2012. (250)558-2914 Hospital Hill.2bdrm main flr, laundry, gas f/p, covered deck, storage shed, prkg, fenced yard. N/S, N/parties, N/dogs. $1150 incl utils. (250)3095212 Large 4bdrm, 2.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1495+util avail. immed, 250-545-8443, 250-260-8700 Okanagan Lakefront house, 2-bdrm, 2-bath, dock, h/w flrs, furn’d, 6appl, 2f/p, util/internet incl, $1500/mo, Avail Oct 1June 1 n/p, n/s, 250-309-0675 Rent To Own - $10,000 down. 5bdrm, .6 acre. Gardeners delight, Vernon. Has 2bdrm sep suite. Rent $2100. 250-5469067 www.vernonrentoown.ca

Office/Retail Downtown Office Space for Lease Single or multiple offices High traffic location 250.550.4221 for details

Senior Assisted Living 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

Homes for Rent

Rooms available in home of Retired Nurse, seniors needing minimal assisted living, (250)260-6581

Shared Accommodation 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 1bdrm quiet, central, bus, w/d, d/w, n/drugs, refs. $395 util incl. 250-549-7418, 307-9407 A quiet clean room in new home, priv bath, share kit. n/s n/p no parties, $550. & $475. incl util/wireless 250-558-0638 Furnished room for rent, $400-$450 plus d/d. Incl util & cable. 250-550-4740 Huge bdrm, shared kitchen & bath, util incl.,suitable for prof or female student, $425. 250309-1654. Room for rent, n/s, n/p, no drugs, suitable for professional or female student $300/mo (250)503-1269, 250-308-5906 Shared House on peaceful acreage. Utils/wireless internet incl. Share responsibilities. N/S, pets neg. Suits prof. 9min to Enderby. DD. 250-838-0088

Storage Large private garage for winter storage. $100/mo per bay, neg. 250-542-3276 lv mess. OUTDOOR Boat/RV storage. Fenced, Monitored and Secure storage. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal rates. Located only a few kms to Ok Center boat launch in Winfield. Call Brad @ 250-826-2300, leave message. Record storage available, clean, secure, in convenient central location. Flexible size options. 250-550-4069. RV and Boat Storage, Reasonable rates. Call 250-540-5706

Store your RV/Boat this winter at HWY.6 Storage. Over 20 ft only $1.50/ft 250-547-2090

Suites, Lower 1000 SQ.FT. 2 BR plus extra room on ground flr. Laundry, storage, fenced yrd, priv drive. Avail Nov 1. $900 utilities incl. No Smoking. Pets Considered. dmenelson@hotmail.com or (604)657-2836 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm, all utilities included, w/d, n/p, n/s, suits 1 adult, $650. 250-545-1928 1bdrm, bright & new, good location, quiet, clean, suits 1, NS/NP, F/S, w/d, Avail Oct 1 $650 util/incl 250-309-6199 1bdrm, lg bright, f/s, ground level, sep ent, prkg, DD, $800. incl.util Sept 15. 250-542-4044 1bdrm, mtn/lake views, Pv.entry, W/D DW, NS/NP, storage, parking, near college,Spacious $725/mo. 250-938-2679. 1bdrm, near hospital, sep ent reno’d, prkg, n/s,n/p, cable/util incl. RR. $650. (250)549-1179 1bdrm Newer suite W/D, F/S, sep/entry, ns, single pref. $700 np. avail immed 250-309-0897 1bdrm walk out, avail Oct 1, w/d, n/s, all util & Cable, infloor heat. $750. 250-938-4278

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Suites, Lower

Townhouses

1bdrm, walkout, East Hill, n/s, n/p, priv.ent. $750. incl util. 250-549-7450, 250-306-2727 1bed w/sep den/office. Priv yard, cvd patio & entr. Adult oriented. N/S, N/P. F/S, W/D, air/heat, yd maint incl. $650. Near Kin Beach. 250-5453845 lv mess. 1 lrg bedroom basement, $675. n/p, n/s, no drugs, Avail Oct 1.250-275-0922. 2BDRM 1bath private yard/entrance, shared laundry. Incl cab/internet/util F/S NP NS $850 +Dep 250-307-6628 2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $750/mo. 3712 Commonage Cr. (250)542-6620 2BDRM Coldstream orchard location, F/S, W/D, util/incl. $950/mo. 250-549-0310, 250308-7004 2 bdrm immaculate, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park area, private ent, n/s, shared util, avail Oct.1 $895 pm. 250-545-1229 2BDRM, lakeview, pets neg, Westside Rd, $750. + Hydro Avail Now. 250-307-3567 2bdrm, lrg, lvl entry in 4plex. N/P. $870 Utils/ laundry incl. Oct1. 250-545-2239 2Bedroom Entry Level Suite. No pets, parties, smoking, or drugs. Call 778-475-5100. See Kijiji - Ad # 309541255. 3bdrm bsmnt suite. Need 1 or 2 roommates to share. 1350sqft on priv 10 acres 1/2 way up Silver Star, great views. (250)308-5643 ACREAGE / pets ok. 1bdrm near Walmart.Senior discount. $625+ util. 1-(888)263-1156 Beautiful 2bdrm, walk out bsmt suite, Middleton. $1,000. Pets ok. Avail Oct 15. 250864-2768. BRAND NEW 1bdrm suite, $700 incl utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Oct 1. (250)545-6181 Bright, open 1bdrm. Sep ent & prkg. NS/NP, $800 incl util/ wireless/HD cable/PVR, $400 + DD. Sept15, 250-309-7267 Cat friendly, luxury 1bdrm next to hospital. In-suite laundry, f/p, jetted tub, secured u/g prkg. Guest suite. Wheel chair access. Heat incl. $850/mo. (250)306-3939 East Hill, clean 1-bdrm suite, grd lev, sep ent, prkg, close to town, bus route, f/s, w/d, suits 1 person or quiet couple, n/s, n/p Ref/Req, $800.(250)5425483 or 250-549-0218

Single person spacious walkout suite, incl util/int/satellite, f/s, w/d, walk to Kal Beach, n/s n/p, $775. 250-545-5443 VERNON near Kin Beach, walk-out 2-bdrm, beautiful Ok-Lake view & access. Large, clean, quiet, f/s, w/d. Prof persons/ active seniors, N/S, N/P. $825 utils incl. Oct1/Nov.1 250-547-0226

2or3 bdrm, 2-bath, End unit on Middleton Way, 1800 sqft. patio, carport, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, n/s, n/p, Refs. $1500+util, Avail Oct 1. (250)558-3588

Suites, Upper 1Month FREE rent with long term rental- 1bdrm level entry $750. BX area, large yard, covered patio, immaculate, laundry, utils incl. N/S, N/P. Avail Sept 15. 250-804-0531 1 Year Old, 1bdrm Middleton suite. Incls utils, W/D, internet/ cable, A/C, NS/NP. $900/mo, avail Nov 1st. (250)503-8891 2-bdrm, 1-bath, 1100sqft, f/s, d/w, a/c, w/d, Clean, bright & spacious, bus route. $1000/mo (250)215-4564 2bdrm 1bath, Shared laundry, pets neg. $900 + DD. Avail Oct1. Chuck 250-550-6262 2-bdrm, close to town, heat & laundry, Prkg incl. Avail Oct 1. Refs & DD req. N/S, N/P. $900/mo. 250-558-9656 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

3bdrm 2bath, spacious, deck, safe. Park-like setting. Cat ok. $995. 250-308-8902 FAMILY townhouse, reno’d like new, 3 bedroom, master ensuite, fireplace, W/D, D/W. Pleasant Valley area, N/S, N/P. 1150.00 250 545 4495

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2bdrm, 1.5 bath adult complex 4-appl, n/p, n/s, Avail. now, $825.+util RR (250)542-7101 3bdrm, 2bath, fenced yard, 5appl, clean & quiet, pets ok, $1250/mo. 250-308-8902.

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Large 2-bdrm, bsmt suite, sep/entr, W/D, $950 incl/util, n/s, n/p,East Hill. (250)8634422. Live in the Country - ARMSTRONG, near new level entry day-light basement suite, 2bdrm, 1000sqft, W & D, Heat & Hydro incl, 2 minutes outside of Armstrong NS/NP. Avail Nov 1, $895. Call Myrna 250-309-1786 RENT REBATE Large spotless, 1-bdrm, in quiet security building, central location, a/c, new gas furnace, storage, 3 appl, w/d available, no-smoking, $700 + utils. Avail Oct 1, (250)549-4730 answering machine, 250-308-9182

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Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Celebrations

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Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

Boats

Anniversaries

Happy Thoughts

2004 Silverado 2500, reg cab. 2wheel dr. $3750. 1101 Kal Lake Rd. (250)549-1945

2003 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 ďŹ nder, 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

1997 Pontiac Intrepid. 210KM, V8. 3.5Lt engine auto. Runs well, with winter tires. $1200 obo. 250-545-8612 after 5. 2003 Cadillac DeVille, white & loaded, 143K, new winter tires $5995. (250)309-1855 DL#11139 2005 Chev Impala V6 auto, 141K, new tires, $4995. (250)309-1855 DL#11139 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible, beautiful car, only 42K V6 auto leather, $14,995 (250)309-1855 DL#11139 2005 Ford Taurus SE. 71,000km. $4,700. 250-9991504 (Vernon) 2007 Chev Cobalt, super charged, 47,000 kms, black, loaded, summer driven. $11,500.obo. 250-545-4442

Cars - Sports & Imports 1990 Blue Miata convertible. Auto trans. All records since new. Very good condition. $3900.00 OBO ph. 250-768-1386

2005 Toyota Scion TC, ex cond, loaded, $8,575.obo 250549-1703.

2006 F350 FX4 Lariat, ext cab long box, low kms, canopy, leveling kit, 35â&#x20AC;? tires. Reduced $23,000. 250-549-0644 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. Blk, quad cab, hemi, service records. 107,000km. $18,500 obo. 1(250)547-6359 2010 Ford F150, 4X4, loaded, with canopy, electric blue, 60,000 km, $32,000. (250)803-1838, (250)804-2784

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS in the Estate of Karen Anna Barta, deceased, late of Coldstream, who died July 20, 2011.TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the extate of the above named must ďŹ le with the undersigned Executor by the 15th day of October, 2011. A full statement of their claims and of securities held by them. Janos I. Barta, Executor, 9004 Husband Rd. Coldstream, BC V1B 1Z9

Boats AUTUMN SPECIAL!!! BOATING SEASON IS STILL BEAUTIFUL IN FALL MUST SELL & MOVE BEFORE WINTER!! $1000 OFF!! Your Cabin on the Lake

Motorcycles

1989 Chev motorhome 4Kgen a/c, 90,000mi, exc cond $12,000.obo (250)547-6013 1992 8ft, Okanagan Camper, fridge/stove, ďŹ&#x201A;ush toilet $3900. very good cond. 250-542-9203 1994 Corsair Excella 5th whl, gorgeous cond, like new, loaded, too much to list. New tires, tanks, etc. Senior owned since new. Seldom used, highly maintained, absolute must see. $9500. (250)260-7717 1999 19B Nash, fridge, stove, oven, sleeps4, 3900lbs. Front double couch/bed. stb/jacks, sway bars, full rear bath. Exc cond. $7700obo 250-545-5864 2001 29.5ft Okanagan 5th whl. $18,900. Very clean. (250)833-0546 Camperette for sale: 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; for full size pickup. Expanding roof, propane 3burner stove, ice box, sink w/hand pump. Wired for 110V A/c, and 12V OC. $500. (250)546-9518 Small tent trailer, sleeps 2, totally rebuilt, new tires, Must see! (250)545-1441 SNOWBIRD READY! 2007 Nash 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; trailer, one slide, full awning. *2 pages of extras. 2000 Ford 350 4x4 V10 motor. 6247 Pleasant Valley Rd, Vernon. 250-545-1294

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Trailers for Sale. Cargo* Utility* Dump Box* Hi-Deck* Flat Deck* Atv/Sled. BC CARGO TRAILERS 1-866-546-5899

1977 Honda XR 75. $400. (250)833-0546 1987 750 Virago, $1675.; Bell Express Vu $45. (250)5450110 Exhaust system pipe (good cond) for 1998 Honda Shadow 750cc. $95 obo. 250-545-4958

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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RV TIME! Now accepting newer, clean RVs for consignment.

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Sport Utility Vehicle 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4-dr, 4x4, New Brakes, only 168K only $5400. (250)309-1855 DL#11139

Trucks & Vans 1981 Chev 4x4 V8 Std, ďŹ&#x201A;at deck, toy hauler or wood truck $1500. 250-309-1855 DL#11139 1994 Toyota truck, 150,000KM Good shape. $8,500 obo. Extras. 250-547-6600 1995 Chev model 1500, 4x4, V6, silver, 287,000kms, $2,300 obo (250)545-4442 1998 Chev Cheyenne 1 ton, 4x4, longbox p/u, air, auto, scratches & nicks but no rust. Mechanically sound. 323,000 kms,$3,000. 250-545-4737. 1998 Ford Windstar, V6, auto, 190k, full load, very good cond,$1,800.250-308-2225. 1999 GMC 3/4ton 4x4 3-dr, pwr seat/window, winters/rims 149K, $8000. 250-838-9568 2001 PONTIAC Montana mini van, 175,000K, no rust, clean, runs well, mechanically sound, recently serviced, $2990 obo. 250-545-6433, 250-938-9686.

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

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The Corporation of the

City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER Tender #WRC-11-77 Sludge Pumps Supply Sealed Tenders with the words Sludge Pumps Supply - Tender # WRC-11-77 marked on the envelope will be received at the ofďŹ ce of the Purchasing Agent, City of Vernon Operation Services OfďŹ ce at 1900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 48 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, October 6, 2011 for the following:

plus parts

Tenders will be opened at the Operation Services Yard ofďŹ ce immediately after the above closing hour, at which time interested parties may be present if so desired.

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

The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all tenders at any time, or to accept the tender it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon.

Dealer #5529

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Further information, speciďŹ cations and Tender Forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca, or the ofďŹ ce of the Purchasing Agent between the hours of 8:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 Monday to Friday.

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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

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A Girl! Jessica Saunders is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Rebecca Elizabeth Saunders (9 lbs) born September 16, 2011 at Vernon General Hospital. Proud Grandparents Clive and Teresa Saunders.

Montana & Friends, in or out calls. Now Hiring. 250-3090942 or 250-306-0385.

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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 frdfntn@yahoo.ca for more information

Chris Sterzinger, formerly of Vernon BC, and his wife Pari celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on August 26, 2011 with a trip to Washington DC. This is us in front of the White House (see online). In correction of a previous Morning Star announcement, Pari was in attendance with the rest of the family at Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring 2007 MBA convocation at SFU and photographed the event.

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