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people in the community,” said the 59-year-old. “The groundswell of support is It’s the shortest ballot in nine years, but the race for mayor prom- gratifying.” Sawatzky says his primary mesises to dominate voters’ attention. Incumbent Wayne Lippert will go sage during the campaign will focus head-to-head against Patrick Davies on accountability. “We propose to institute and Robert Sawatzky for an external (financial) audit Vernon’s top job during the to provide factual backNov. 19 civic election. ground for future budgets. “It means people are Are we providing services interested in the commuefficiently?” he said. nity,” said Lippert of his “Every service we prochallengers. vide needs a sustainable Lippert was among four budget.” candidates in 2005 and six Sawatzky also wants in 2008, and while there Wayne Lippert to improve the relationare only three this time ship between Vernon and around, he says he will take the regional district and campaigning seriously. Coldstream over water and “I never take anything parks and recreation. for granted. I need to get Sawatzky is concerned people out to vote,” said that there’s three people on the 56-year-old former the ballot. mechanic. “It’s to the advantage of Lippert says there have the incumbent to divide been steps taken to ensure the vote,” he said. city hall is meeting the Patrick Davies Like Sawatzky, this is needs of residents. Davies first time running “We have gone through for public office. some challenging times “The big thing is to get with the economy and out and meet people and we’ve been able to provide here what they have to services and the necessary say,” said the the 45-yearinfrastructure,” he said. old owner of Latitude Lippert points out that Marine. taxes have decreased in “I want to hear from recent years. people because they’re the “We’ve been able to Rob Sawatsky ones who elect us.” manage the city business Davies says his message well.” will be very clear. He admits, though, that “We need to have change. We not everyone has been pleased with council’s actions, including, most don’t need another six years of what recently, the plan to reduce lanes on we’ve had,” he said. “There has been a lack of devel43rd Avenue. “But people need to look at all of opment. We haven’t seen anything new (business) moving in. I believe the record,” he said. “There are businesses that have I’m the person to set that tone.” Davies welcomes having three confidence in the community. Six years ago, there were drugs and names on the ballot. “The more choices we have, the crime downtown and we’ve made better,” he said. “During the last huge strides.” Sawatzky, a retired physician, election, there was 25 per cent voter launched his campaign even before turnout. We need to get people out and be active in the process.” nominations closed Friday. “I’ve been consulting with a lot of See councillor story on A5 Morning Star Staff


Chloe Silver, four, peeks out from behind the rows of corn at the St. Annes Road pumpkin patch in Spallumcheen Thursday. The patch will be open until Halloween.

Incumbent draws challenge JENNIFER SMITH


Three seeking mayor’s chair


are struggling with a lot of issues in Coldstream,” said the father of A candidate has come out two, who vows to be the “people’s of the woodwork to challenge mayor,” if elected. Fresh water manColdstream’s mayor. agement, fire protecJust when it looked tion and infrastructure like Jim Garlick might be are just a few issues on acclaimed mayor, a conhis radar. tender stepped forward One issue Hrabchuk in the last minutes before admits he needs to be the nomination deadline better versed on is the Friday. controversial servicing Dave Hrabchuk, 39, bylaw in Coldstream. wants to give the citizens Dave Hrabchuk But he does feel it is of Coldstream a choice. onerous on property “I think there’s an appetite for perhaps a new perspec- owners and needs to be examined. “By no means is my campaign tive on the District of Coldstream council,” said Hrabchuk, a con- based on that one issue, but it is an struction project manager and important issue,” said the two-year superintendent with his family’s Coldstream resident, who lived in Spallumcheen for five years after business (Arlo Construction). “There’s a lot of people who spending time in Alberta and Morning Star Staff



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Kelowna. “It brings us back around to the issue that Coldstream doesn’t seem to have enough money, there’s not a big enough tax base.” While this is his first time running for public office, Hrabchuk is confident that a degree in economics, coupled with more than 10 years of business experience and infrastructure management makes him a good candidate. “I think I bring some good tools to the table.” Along with the two mayoralty candidates, the campaign includes nine councillor candidates. They are: incumbents Maria Besso, Pat Cochrane, Doug Dirk, Richard Enns, Bill Firman and Gyula Kiss; former councillors Peter McClean and Glen Taylor, as well as resident John Hegler.

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News Tragedy hits hard at school

Three-way race in Lumby


There’s bound to be a lot of new faces on Lumby council after Nov. 19 with only three incumbents seeking re-election. There’s a three-way race in Lumby for mayor, along with eight candidates vying for four councillor positions. Coun. Janet Green is looking to move up in the political ranks as she seeks the mayor’s chair. She joins incumbent mayor Kevin Acton and Whitevale resident Jim McEwan in pursuit Janet Green of the top position. “I think Kevin’s a great guy, we just have some philosophical differences,� said Green, who with a background in administration, sees things differently. “I have elected to challenge this position because there is a need for strong leadership to bring the community together to promote economic growth for the benefit of all residents.� Prior to coming into office in 2009, as a result of a by-election, Green spent 34 years working in health care with involvement in research, education and administration. She retired to the Okanagan from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in 2005. “I strive to represent the majority of the electorate on potentially contentious issues and I strive to determine the wishes of the electorate before voting on contentious issues before council,� said the widowed 62-year-old. “I am known to be forthright and honest.� Voters have eight choices for councillor. They are: Murray August, Jo Anne Fisher, Judy Gibbs, James Harvey, Nick Hodge, incumbent Lori Mindnich, Randal Ostafichuk and Elinor Turrill.

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Hearts were heavy for staff and students at an Armstrong elementary school Friday. Grief counsellors remained at Highland Park Elementary as the school tried to come to terms with a tragic accident near Lytton Wednesday that killed two Armstrong children, including five-year-old Ava Mae Claassen, a Grade 1 student at the school. Claassen’s four-year-old brother, Austin Mitchell, also died after a fire broke out in a motorhome shortly before midnight. “When the kids came to school Friday, it was obvious that parents had shared with them the news that a kid from their school had died,� said Morag Asquith, director of student services for the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district. “Today (Friday) was a heavier day than yesterday as far as support needed and sadness in the school.� The Claassens had been travelling with their grandparents, who are also from Armstrong, and the four were camped just

off the Trans-Canada Highway on a decommissioned air strip when a fire broke out in the RV just before midnight. The kids had been sleeping at the front of the motorhome and they were taken out of the trailer by the grandfather, who got the pair out of a window. Nearby road workers who saw the blaze helped get the grandparents out of the vehicle. All four motorhome occupants were taken to a hospital. The children died in hospital. The grandparents remained in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops as of Friday. Asquith will continue to monitor the situation at the school. “Everybody responds differently to grief,� she said. “Grief support might not be needed for another two weeks but we’ll be watching things every day.� RCMP said Thursday that the fire was not suspicious in nature, but, as of Friday, no cause for the blaze had been determined. “There will be further examination of the vehicle but that has yet to be completed,� said police spokesperson Cpl.

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Siblings Ava and Austin Claassen have been identified as the Armstrong children who died as the result of a motorhome fire near Lytton Wednesday. Dan Moskaluk Friday morning. “In these types of incidents, everything is looked over fairly closely to determine the cause.� A couple of trust funds in memory of Ava and Austin have been set up to help with funeral costs. Anybody wishing to make a donation can do so in Vernon at the TD-Canada Trust on Anderson Way, quoting branch number 9880 and account

number 6433559. Donations can also be made electronically through TD-Canada Trust online banking by clicking “send money.� The e-mail to use is daricekeating@hotmail. com. A trust fund has also been established in Armstrong, called Keating Family Trust, at Valley First Credit Union. Donations can be made at any Valley First branch to trust account number 799015-201.

Armstrong mayor goes unchallenged ROGER KNOX

a councillor in 1989. He spent 17 years as a councillor, which included a three-year He spent the final 15 minutes before sabbatical, and has been the mayor for the the close of nomination Friday at his office past three years. in city hall, in case somebody “I enjoy being mayor, I have the came forward to challenge time to do it. We have a very prohim. active council that I enjoy workBut Chris Pieper went ing with. We don’t always agree unchallenged. but we work together and respect The City of Armstrong’s the judgments of one another. We one-term mayor was voted in work to find solutions to the probby acclamation to serve a seclems that have come up in the last ond term as nobody else put few years.� their name forward. Pieper could have the opporChris Pieper “I’m pretty excited,� said tunity to work with the same six the longtime politician, who councillors who have served with was first elected to Armstrong council as him the past three years. Morning Star Staff

Incumbents John Trainor, Shirley Fowler, Sully O’Sullivan, Paul Britton, Kelly Rowe and Ryan Nitchie are all seeking re-election. Armstrong residents will have a vote on who sits at the council table as Dave McKechnie and Robert Thibeau have also filed to run for city council. “We, as council, are involved in the community and residents usually have access to us and I don’t see that changing,� said Pieper. “There are a couple of new people running and I wish them luck. I also wish the six partners I’ve had the last three years the best of luck. “I look forward to working with whoever gets in.�


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time to his business interests. Voters will have to pick six councillors from eight who have let their names stand. Incumbents Christine Fraser, Todd York and Andrew Casson will be challenged for a seat by former councillor Carolyn Farris, as well as Tom Boeve, Rachael Ganson, Ed Hanoski and Joe Van Tienhoven. Incumbent Ralph Leyenhorst is not seeking re-election.

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Spallumcheen voters will have a mayor and council to choose during the Nov. 19 municipal election. Incumbent councillors Dave Brew and Janice Brown have declared their intentions to vacate their council seats and run for mayor. The winner will replace Will Hansma, who decided not to seek a fifth term as mayor to devote more

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John Armstrong, Mollie Bono, Steve Connor, Jim Hart, Tami Ryder, Kelly Smith and Perry Wainright. In Lumby/Cherryville, the candidates are Mitzi Fortin, Paula Harned and Doris Square. Bill Turanski has been acclaimed as the Coldstream trustee.

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Evans and Gina Johnny will face off for the Falkland trustee’s seat. Elsewhere in the North OkanaganShuswap School District, incumbent Chris Coers has been acclaimed to another three-year term in Enderby while incumbents Laurie Myers and Bob Fowler will continue to serve Armstrong-Spallumcheen on the board.

Falkland residents will have options when they head to the polls Nov. 19. Incumbent Rene Talbot and newcomer Julie Stuart will run for the Falkland director of the ColumbiaShuswap Regional District. In terms of the North OkanaganShuswap School District, Debbie

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Options abound for Vernon voters Fifteen candidates on ballot RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Options abound for Vernon voters. Fifteen people have filed papers for the six councillor seats in the Nov. 19 election. They are Scott Anderson, Juliette Cunningham, Kelly Fehr, Jack Gilroy, Ruth Hoyte, Lily Kerr, Shawn Lee, Catherine Lord, Jonathon McMurray, Patrick Nicol, Mary-Jo O’Keefe, Mike Pearson, Brian Quiring, Bob Spiers and James Todd. Hoyte is running for the first time. “I feel very passionate about the community,” said Hoyte, who owns an insurance business and is president of the Downtown Vernon Association. A leading concern is Vernon’s relationship with Coldstream and the electoral areas. “I see what’s happening at the regional district and we need our partners. Enough finger-pointing,” she said. Hoyte says co-operation is key to the economy because Vernon doesn’t have land for business. “We need partnerships to bring goodpaying jobs to the community.” Hoyte also wants to focus on fiscal management. Lee is a dentist who is

seeking a second term. “I like the direction the city is taking,” he said. Among the areas Lee is most pleased of is the tone council has set for addressing key issues. “If men and women of good will get together, even if they disagree, they can make good decisions,” he said. For Lee, one of his primary concerns is a new RCMP contract that meets Vernon’s fiscal realities. “When you look at the staff we’ve had to add (at the detachment), we feel frustrated that the costs are not shared more around the region,” he said. Lee also believes improving infrastructure should be an ongoing priority. “If we don’t maintain it, we will pay now or later,” he said, adding that there is a need for a long-term plan that spreads out the impact on taxpayers. Nicol, a former broadcast executive, P& CLI AVE S

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along Highway 97, and Herman Gerrits and he is concerned about Jackie Pearase want political fighting over to replace Herman Halvorson, who is leavparks and recreation. ing politics. “I’d like to R i c k see people work Fairbairn together. It may has been be a mistake to acclaimed start dividing to a fourth this,” he said of term in parks. rural Lumby, Price served on Vernon while Eugene council and the Foisy, who Sherry Price has been regional district Cherryville board in the 1990s. She is presently director for 17 years, will the alternate director serve another three-year term. Mike Macnabb is for Gavinichuk. Price could not be back for a second term as BX-Silver Star direcreached for comment. In rural Enderby, tor.

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Dignitaries, staff and Amelia (the first baby born in the new building) join Health Minister Michael de Jong for the grand opening of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Polson tower Thursday.

Overcrowding clouds opening RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Celebrations at Vernon Jubilee Hospital were overshadowed by a perceived crisis in care. Health Minister Michael de Jong couldn’t avoid the issue of overcrowding as he officially opened the new $180 million Polson tower Thursday. “You have made it clear that there are capacity issues and we are working to try and address them,” he told a crowd that included nurses, doctors and residents who have been lobbying for acute care beds. “Your MLA and the government are aware of the challenge and we will do everything we can to address the challenge.” VJH is funded for 148 acute care beds but on average, there are 164 patients daily. As a result, patients have been placed in hallways and surgeries have been cancelled. De Jong pointed out that finances are tight for the government, and he suggested that an announcement on completing the two shelledin floors for beds may wait until early in 2012. “You have ensured in the near future that I will be coming back,” he

said, referring to rallies, letters and petitions. De Jong’s comments didn’t go over well with some in the crowd. “I’m not sure how much longer nurses can continue to work under these conditions,” said B.C., Nurses Union representative Christine Sorensen of patients being placed in halls and cancelled surgeries. “The facility is already over-capacity and we still have to wait more months.” Darrel Stinson, a former MP who spoke at a recent rally demanding beds, was upset de Jong didn’t guarantee funding Thursday. “It’s the same old crap. They have places

they can take the funds from,” said Stinson. “They’re not too concerned about what’s going on here.” The 16,815-squaremetre Polson tower began accepting patients Sept. 25. It includes intensive and coronary care, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, new ambulance space, central sterilization and women’s and children’s services. “This building is impressive but the building is ultimately a collection of material,” said de Jong. “The heart and soul of the building are the people who work in it. It’s them who give the hospital the unique place in the

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ome odds and ends from the world around us, such as it is on this weekend after Thanksgiving in the North Okanagan..... ......although I didn’t write my usual weshould-be-more-thankfulthan-we-are column for the holiday last weekend due to circumstances beyond my control (I left early for the coast), I do want to reiterate that we are way too demanding and whiny and not nearly grateful enough for all Glenn Mitchell that we have and enjoy, especially in these parts.........there, a short paragraph on the topic instead of the usual preachy, rambling offering, yet another reason to be grateful.... .....and speaking of gratitude, although it’s likely no surprise given the crappy summer we were forced to endure, the past forest-fire season was the slowest on record in B.C. The province’s wildfire co-ordination centre says there were just 623 forest fires in 2011 that torched 12,210 hectares (or 30,171 acres for those of us who never bothered to figure out how big a hectare was). Barring any more forest fires, and it is midOctober folks and the frost is already on the pumpkin (in fact that politically correct campfire ban in mid-September only served to ruin a final weekend in the woods for many folks – were they just trying to sneak one in to justify their existence or what, give me a break), this year’s numbers are way lower than the previous record low of 711 forest fires in 1954. Apparently the 10-year average is 1,800 fires in the province while some 334,000 hectares (or 825,331 acres, which sounds like way more by the way but then everything was bigger back in the day, right?) burned back in 2010 as a comparison. And it’s all due to Mother Nature basically washing away July. B.C. only spent $61 million in 2011 fighting forest fires while taxpayers racked


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up $209 million last year and a whopping $403 million the previous year. And we even made $27 million this year lending our firefighters to other provinces and states. So I figure we saved close to $200 million and even if you want to keep a huge contingency fund for next year that still leaves $100 million left over. Hey, we could open up the top two floors of the Polson tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital with that money and still have some left over for a few other photo-ops. Health Minister Michael de Jong should take note and get on over to the forestry ministry asap. Now some will say it doesn’t quite work that way, what with separate budgets for separate ministries, but you know what, it’s all from the same pockets, ours, and it ain’t exactly working well the way it’s going right now, now is it?..... keeping with the grateful theme, which may have got lost somewhere along the line, if you haven’t yet toured the Polson tower I can tell you it’s an impressive building that we should all take pride in. Sometimes with the demand for more beds and more floors, the fact that we have a $180-million health facility serving the community now and into the future might have got lost. It’s truly wonderful and the government and the hospital foundation should be congratulated for making it a reality, and even thinking ahead so we have room for growth in the future (sooner would be better than later). I also like how it’s a landmark standing tall above Polson Park as you drive in from Highway 6 or Highway 97, almost like a protector of the community below, cool stuff..... .......ah, October, a sports fan’s dream time. The NHL and NFL are underway, the CFL is starting to get interesting and baseball playoffs give casual fans a reason to watch. Although in the carefulwhat-you-wish-for department, I was happy to see the big-money teams, the Phillies and the Yankees, get eliminated. Except now I tune in and I don’t seem to care as much who wins and the interest wanes. Luckily there’s a couple hockey games on the other channels, or those autumn chores I’ve been meaning to get to.....

Like many politicians, Premier Christy Clark has never met a TV camera she didn’t like. She took her zeal for the lens to new levels when she suggested television cameras should be allowed into courtrooms during the trials of those charged in the Stanley Cup riots. Clark said since they had no problem doing their crimes before the cameras, they would have no problem with their trials being in front of cameras, a statement that had some wondering if she hadn’t already convicted them before their day in court. Kathy Corrigan, the NDP’s public safety critic, called Riot TV a gimmick. The premier insisted her suggestion wasn’t a political stunt because opening up the courts is part of opening up government. That may be the case, but her suggestion is arbitrary. If courtrooms are to be open to television cameras, is this not a change that should be debated in the legislature and other public forums? Cameras in the courtroom would constitute a major shift in justice policy in this country. The United States has allowed them for decades. There are many who believe it’s been a good thing because it’s made the justice system accountable. Others believe the cameras bring an artificially high level of melodrama that subverts the justice process. There is also the financial cost such a system would impose on a government already strapped to pay for basics like health, education and enough judges to keep the court system moving. Prosecuting the rioters is a hot button topic in these parts, and Clark recognizes that. However, her suggestion smacks of attempting to endear herself to the electorate without carrying out the proper process to make the change. – Black Press

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n just the past several years, I have had the opportunity and sometime personal misfortune to make use of Vernon Jubilee Hospital facilities, from the emergency to the surgery departments, as well as the walk-in diagnostic services. Prior to this, my visits to hospitals were just that, to visit friends or family who were in hospital, with most of my medical needs being met by visits to the doctor. I suspect many of the population remain in the second category, thankfully. So while in VJH, I have at first hand observed the crowded conditions that are in the bed wards and hallways, and the scurrying staff that strive to keep up with the demands therein, and do a remarkable job may I say under the conditions. I praise their dedication under duress. So it was out of those experiences that I chose to make the effort to attend both recent rallies at VJH, on July 1 and just this past Labour Day.

NEW TOWER I have just read The Morning Star insert "Vernon Jubilee Hospital New Tower of Care," and I am suitably impressed. This has driven me to write something I have intended to do for months, but have failed to do. I believe I am part of the 'silent majority' who are apparently too busy doing things that should be done, and don't have the time for whining and crying and writing letters of complaint. Unfortunately, by neglecting to write any positive letters of appreciation, this side of any issue is poorly represented in the media, and subsequently in the realm of public opinion. If I understand the situation correctly, the extra two floors were roughed in for future consideration (when the need arises and we can hopefully afford to complete, furnish and maintain it). This is good foresight, making provision in the initial structure. So instead of appreciating the new facility we have, all I read about is whining about completing the two floors (which wasn't part of the plan, and something we can't afford right now). Hopefully more people will express an appreciation of what we have. Alf Bennett DAY OF PEACE In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly established the

It is understandable that it can be difficult for many to attend such rallies on such holidays, but that does not necessarily mean they do not care nor understand the crucial need for these two floors to be finished in the new tower which officially opened this past week.

International Day of Peace as an invitation to all nations to observe a cessation of hostilities and violence for the day, to promote peaceful conflict resolution and to work toward lasting global peace. A number of organizations across Canada observed this special day Sept. 21 in various ways that include informing our communities about peace issues, observing a moment of silence for global peace and reminding people of on-going efforts for the cause of peace. It is most unfortunate that the United States chose this very day not “ to honor a cessation of hostilities” but rather to implement a provocative, powerful $20 million testing of a long range nuclear missile – the third one this year alone. A message may be sent to President Obama asking him to respect the International Day of Peace by cancelling the Missile Launch and to take nuclear weapons off high alert status in order to lower the possibility of accidental or unauthorized missile launches. Nadine Poznanski TOWERING EYESORE The August issue of Canadian Architect magazine included a brilliant article by Pamela Young, Editor of CFM&D magazine, “Seeing in Colour.” With her permission, I quote

the following: “Ideally, the skin of a building would be a work of art....”. She highlights a building with a façade incorporating elements in multiple shades of red, blue and green, resulting in a remarkable structure. Yet somehow it was decided that the “skin” of the new VJH Tower would be finished in shades of grey! Grey? Grey skin? I would not wish this colour on the proposed jail, let alone our hospital. Wilf Lunde, architect HST BLUES Mr. Foster, please help your constituents with the HST math. First the provincial government told us that the HST would be revenue neutral, but it turned out to generate more tax dollars. So much more that you were able to promise us that you could reduce it by one per cent and then another one per cent over the next two years. When B.C. voters exercised their democratic rights and directed your government to eliminate the HST, a two-year timeline was put in place. Now you are telling us that there needs to be serious cutbacks to ministerial departments because there is no money. But, cutting services to British Columbians is not punishing them. It is the natural consequence for not accepting an 'almost revenue neutral' tax that

Now is the time to finish these floors, to get the momentum behind this effort non-stoppable. For not to do it now will only push it down the way, one delay after the other, always something else to be the cause to put it off for another year, or two, or three and on and on. In short, in a distant future that may never come for many who will endure, or not, the stress of overcrowding, for both patients and care providers. No doubt the new tower will alleviate some stressful conditions in some areas of the daily operations of VJH as it now exists. However, it seems inevitable that hallway medicine will continue at VJH, with code purple of overcrowding, stressful conditions for patients and staff. As VJH serves the greater North Okanagan-Shuswap area, with our population growing and aging, I join the demand for an end to the delivery of hallway medicine at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Jim Starrett

was not even contemplated by the then premier and government two months before an election. I guess there goes any hope in getting financial help to staff and equip those two much needed floors in the new tower. So help, if more money was coming in before the referendum, and the source of the money is not going away for two years, where are those tax dollars going? How many stadiums require roofs? Is the provincial government contemplating no consumption taxes for British Columbia? Please do the math for us, so we know how much we will have to tighten our belts. Craig Leverman RED LIGHTS I am not sure exactly why so many adults in Vernon are either colour blind or running late all the time. It's a beautiful September morning and I am walking to work, enjoying the cooler temperature. It only takes me 15 minutes to get there, and in that time one car went through a red light on 27th, two blocks later a truck ran the light at 39th Avenue and 27th Street and the third was a fully -loaded semi which went through the red light at 32nd Street and 30th Avenue. Just before the semi, a truck turned left onto 32nd Street off

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Kalamalka campus. “I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time,” he said. It was not only one more day on his more than a year-long journey around the world to shatter the stigma surrounding mental illness, it was a homecoming. Schratter grew up in and attended school in Vernon. He has bipolar disorder and has learned how to live with it. He wants others to know that mental illness is only one part of a person’s life and he has gone on to be a teacher and journalist. Schratter, who began the trip in August 2010, paying all his own expenses, was quick to point out that while the issue of mental illness is important, he does not want any special recognition. “I’m just the dog and pony show. It’s time we start looking after the vulnerable people in our society with empathy and compassion and remove the stigma,” he said. “Hollywood and the media have made mental illness scary but the truth is that less than 17 per cent of violent crime is committed by people with mental illness. What scares me is, who are the other 83 per cent?” He added his concern that 10 Canadians die by suicide every day, many of them men who don’t know how to reach out for help.


Micheal Schratter visits with his mother Margit during a stop in Vernon Thursday. “One in five Canadians has some kind of a mental illness in their lifetime. All of us have known someone with mental illness at one time or other,” said Schratter. “The ugly portrayal of mental illness will never go away until we say it’s OK to have a mental illness. If the stigma doesn’t go away, we won’t be able to treat it. People should feel as open about talking about mental illness as they do talking about a physical illness. If we start believing that, I think it will be all right.” Sandy Rysen, executive director, CMHA Vernon Branch, was delighted to see more than 100 people, including some Vernon Vipers

players, come out to show their support for Schratter’s ride. “We were overwhelmed with the response, and so was Michael. It was wonderful, it was great to see that support,” she said. “He believes so strongly that we need to get rid of the stigma, and so do we. How can people heal from illness if no one will talk about it? If you have a physical illness, there is always support and encouragement. We need to raise awareness and get rid of the stigma.” All the money raised from the Vernon reception for Schratter, which had a barbecue by donation, will stay with the Vernon branch for mental health programs for children and


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youth. Schratter completed 36,000 kilometres of the trip that took him to six continents with his arrival in Vernon. He continues Ride Don’t Hide, a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association of B.C. for another 4,000 kilometres around British Columbia, scheduled to arrive at his starting place in Vancouver Nov. 12. Then he’ll take some time to rest before he’s back in the classroom in January. Schratter feels the trip has been a success in raising awareness but it also has another happy ending. His girlfriend, Deborah So, joined him for part of the ride in Asia and they got engaged in Hong Kong. For more information and Schratter’s blog and photos, or to make a donation, see www.

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Speed Watch vehicle struck in Lavington ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit worker had been watching for speeders on Learmouth Road in Lavington Wednesday. After his two-hour session, the worker watched his vehicle get sideswiped by another vehicle. “While doing his Speed Watch session, the worker noticed that there had been a vehicle that was broken down up the road and had

been obstructing traffic,” said Cpl. Gerry Kovacs, with the RCMP. “The worker wrapped up his shift and went to get details and a license plate number on the broken down vehicle.” The worker pulled in behind the vehicle and was in the process of recording data when another vehicle pulled up from behind and ended up side-swiping the Safe Communities Unit vehicle. The driver stopped

and, after an investigation by the Safe Communities Unit worker, it was discovered he was the owner of the broken down

Three pursuing North Westside seat RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The race is on to represent the North Westside Road area. Incumbent Jim Edgson will go up against Dave Robertson and Aaron Dinwoodie for the Regional District of Central Okanagan seat Nov. 19. “I would like to give residents a voice in how our community develops,” said Robertson, who has sought office twice before. “I would like to restore fiscal control to the community and curtail the careless spending of Robertson our tax dollars.” Robertson believes there is a need for more transparency in government. “People must be given the opportunity to attend open public meetings where they can discuss community affairs,” he said. Robertson has been a geological consultant and forestry Dinwoodie warden. He was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years. Dinwoodie is a former director and is involved in business consulting. “There are a lot of issues being faced and I thought it was time to step up to the plate,” he said. Among Dinwoodie’s concerns are RCMP services and land issues with First Nations. He says there is also a need to listen to residents. “It’s about making sure there is good interface fire protection, that we’re providing good water systems and we’re protecting the rural lifestyle.”





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VantageOne Credit Union has kicked in to continue supporting soccer in the community. The credit union has renewed its five-year sponsorship agreement with the Vernon Soccer Association. “If it wasn’t for the support of VantageOne the soccer centre wouldn’t be where it is today,” said Gavin Smart, VSA vice-president. “VantageOne is an extraordinary community partner that supports sport and family.” The Marshall Field soccer facility was named the VantageOne Soccer Centre in 2006 when the credit union entered into an initial five-year sponsorship agreement with the VSA. The VSA has a membership base that includes more than 3,000 players on over 200 teams, with players ranging in age from four to mid-60s. “VantageOne is pleased to continue our relationship with the Vernon Soccer Association and their exceptional facility serving the needs of our area,” said Glenn Benischek, CEO of VantageOne. “The VSA and all partner organizations do an exceptional job of running soccer programs in our area and this facility is integral at putting Vernon on the map as a location of soccer excellence. “We are pleased to support the organizations that make the VantageOne Soccer Centre a success and a valued asset in our community.” The partnership between VantageOne Credit Union and the VSA is a five-year sponsorship agreement worth more than $75,000 and includes naming rights through to 2016.


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The Morning Star would like to correct an error in the article, Coldstream politicians come under fire, in Friday’s newspaper. The District of Coldstream asked to purchase two-thirds of an acre from a local homeowner seeking a building permit (not two-thirds of the land in question). The Morning Star apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Smith Drive in Armstrong will be lit up and fixed up in 2012. Council voted unanimously to install new lights on the back of the sidewalk from McDonald’s to Pleasant Valley Road, and also voted to make safety and visibility upgrades in conjunction with the city’s active transportation plan. Council was given two options on the lights, which will be set up on both sides of Smith Drive. Option one is to install new lights on the back of the sidewalks, while option two is to replace existing lamps Kelly Rowe at their current locations. “Option number two is $142,000, option one is $166,000,” said Coun. Shirley Fowler, chairperson of the city’s public works committee. “A lot of the difference in cost is the decision on what kind of bulb to put in.” Council voted on option one as the LED bulb that goes with it have a shelf life of about 50,000 hours compared to 5,000 hours for a bulb that would be used in option two. Council voted unanimously on option one. Upgrades for Smith Drive will include a crosswalk at the east side of the Smith Road/Smith Drive intersection to access 7-Eleven and a bus stop. The crosswalk will provide pedestrians a safer access and provide a connection to the shopping centres and strip malls. A sidewalk will also be extended to the crosswalk. The 7-Eleven will lose one of its four accesses with the upgrades, with city staff citing safety con-

cerns as the main reason. The north access on Smith Drive is in close proximity to the intersection, and this is the access that will be closed to improve traffic flow. Council will have staff put in a sidewalk and gutter curb from the intersection to the existing bus stop to allow unobstructed pedestrian access. Visibility around the government liquor store will be improved with landscaping and trees being removed or heavily cut back. One upgrade that was nixed was installation of a pedestrian refuge, or island, at the crosswalk in front of Armstrong Pharmacy. “I can’t see pedestrians standing in the centre of a busy road on a piece of concrete, waiting to cross,” said Coun. Kelly Rowe. “I don’t think the refuge is the right way to go,” added Coun. Ryan Nitchie who, instead, motioned for staff to look at the possibility of installing a pedestrian-activated signal, similar to one located at Pleasant Valley Road and Rosedale Avenue.


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District looks to fill staff vacancy JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Just in time for the election and referendum, Coldstream will be dealing with a vacancy among staff. Alanna Dean, the director of engineering services, is resigning from her position, effective Nov. 5. “Alanna’s been here for close to two years and has decided she wants to pursue other interests,” said Michael Stamhuis, chief administrative officer. Dean has been with the district since February 2010, after Stamhuis left the engineering department to fill the vacant CAO position (formerly held by Wendy Kay). With a number of bylaw changes, reviews and projects on the books, on top of the election and referendum process, Stamhuis anticipates a busy period ahead as staff work to fill the position. “It will be sometime in the new year before we have that position filled.” Dean could not be reached for comment.

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Waste roundup big success Morning Star Staff

Some nasty items are no longer a threat. The recent Household Hazardous Waste Roundup filled 125 drums, 60 pails and six tub skids with flammables, poisons, corrosives, antifreeze, fuel, other chemicals and 1,400 litres of waste oil. “Thank you to all residents who were eager to recycle and dispose of their hazardous waste in a safe, environmentally responsible way,” said Robyn Cooper, with the Regional District of North Okanagan. In addition, the event collected 11,180 litres of paint, 52 kilograms of household batteries, 840 kilograms of automotive batteries and 155 cans of aerosols. A total of 570 vehicles went through the roundup in Coldstream, Lumby and Enderby. “This event would not be possible without

the support of volunteers from the Enderby and Vernon Lions Clubs, firefighters from the Enderby and Lumby departments, Newalta Corporation and the Battery Doctors,” said Cooper. If you missed this year’s event, take advantage of the following no charge year-round disposal options. Chasers Bottle Depot, Vernon, accepts most household pesticides, solvents, paint and flammable liquids. Paint can also be dropped off at Armstrong Collision, Armstrong; KBM Autoworks and Towing, Lumby and at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot, Vernon. To find a recycling drop-off location near you for batteries, electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, paint, oil, small appliances, and many other items, please visit You can also call the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321.

Boundary situation clearing up ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Ar m s t ro n g Spallumcheen’s fire department will likely be able to fight fires bordering the Township of Spallumcheen. Armstrong council unanimously passed a joint council resolution that will allow fire chief Ian Cummings or his designate the authority to direct the fire department to respond and assist with fire suppression if there is a threat of imminent danger to lands or structures in the township as a result of a fire on the boundaries. Spallumcheen council deferred the matter until their next meeting Monday. “If a fire is threatening Spall property or lands, this policy allows us to go across the policy and put it out,” said Cummings. “It makes a lot of sense. We can hit a small fire quickly, or wait for a large fire to reach the boundary and by that time it’s out of control.”

Instead of trying to figure out if a fire is on Spallumcheen property, the policy would allow the department to go and fight the fire. While at the fire, if it is realized the blaze is outside the township’s boundaries, Cummings and his

department can call the appropriate fire department to respond. “The fire guys can’t be standing around trying to make that decision (if the fire is in Spallumcheen),” said Armstrong Coun. Paul Britton. “This policy takes the pressure off.”



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Colleen Edgar, Coldstream Elementary kindergarten teacher, distributes books donated by the Vernon Teachers Association and the Vernon Retired Teachers Association.

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Students in Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby and Cherryville are being encouraged to read. The Vernon Teachers’ Association will provide a new story book for every child entering kindergarten this year. “We are very pleased to partner with the Vernon Retired Teachers’ Association and Junction Literacy Centre to provide the books to families,” said Bruce Cummings, VTA president. “The retired teachers organized the books and delivered them to the schools.” Lynda Henney, a lead literacy resource teacher, provided the expertise in the book selection and the VTA provided the funds for the program. “Families who read, talk, sing and play with their young children build early literacy skills that last a lifetime,” said Cummings. “To encourage all families, the Junction Literacy Centre works with community and funding partners to provide a fun book when children are born and 18-months-old.”

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Nicole, along with Leah and Angela, would like to welcome you to 104 GREY! We carry a wide selection of lust-worthy fashion lines, such as: AG Jeans, Esprit, Covet, Maison Scotch, Left on Houston, Emu Australia, Brave belts, Hillberg & Berk and Michael Kors. We work with some of the leading fashion houses to oơer the best of today’s fashion collections at aơordable prices, all wrapped-up in a Manhattan-style boutique. Our expertise lies in personal styling and service, pairing an outƤt to suit an individual’s personality and lifestyle. The extra special touches we oơer help our customers feel welcome - from extra spacious dressing rooms, friendly lighting, a kid’s/ men’s area complete with a ƪat screen TV, and personalized service, we are sure you’ll enjoy the experience of shopping at 104 GREY. We’re excited about the launch of our Ƥrst annual GREY GIRL campaign this fall! We have selected one of our customers who personiƤes what our boutique is all about to be the Fall 11’/Winter12’ face of 104 GREY. Nancy Dunsmore is that woman: mom, wife, entrepreneur and all around fabulous woman. Stop in and let us know what you think, we would love to meet you.

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(NC)—You know you want to start or expand your business, but you need to know about potential competition, customers and trends. We’re talking of course about market research. For instance, what price your customers are willing to pay, where they shop, and how and where they spend their money, will influence how you market and sell your product or service. There are two types of market research: primary and secondary. Primary: involves conducting personalized research for your business from original sources such as surveys or focus groups. Businesses often hire a market research firm to help them. Secondary: is market research that uses existing information, and is how many small or medium-sized businesses find out about their customers. This information is usually inexpensive or free, and can provide a high return on investment. Government services, business publications and public libraries are some low-cost sources of secondary market information. For some small business owners, market research can seem like an investment of time, money and energy, but it’s worth getting to know your customers. “One of the biggest challenges for my clients is completing market research,” says Elizabeth Teleki, manager of a Small Business Enterprise Centre in Ontario, which provides consultations to start-up and expanding businesses. Teleki recommends using Canada Business Ontario’s free secondary market research along with other business information services. “I have often used the website ( to provide further informa-

tion to clients on how to develop market research,” says Teleki. Call their Business Info Line at 1-888-745-8888 to access free information on government programs, services and regulations or watch their short video on market research. The Government of Canada has designated 2011 as the Year of the Entrepreneur. Market research can mean the difference between success and failure. So if this is your year to take your business to the next level, be sure to do your homework.

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Simply Baskets, Home & Gift A Country Primitive Home Store Simply Baskets Home & Gift ‘A Country Home Store” has been in business over 5 years in Vernon. They have been in their current location in Downtown Vernon for almost 2 years. Brenda is very excited to offer a second location for Christmas in The Village Green Center with a kiosk location beginning November 20 2011. Simply Baskets Home & Gift has all of the items you need to make homes out of the houses we live in. They have an amazing line of Linens, Stoneware, Lamps, Prints & Rugs, decor for every room. Come in too see all the new stock arriving weekly, enjoy a Latte or Mocha from the in store Coffee Bar while browsing their store. Don’t forget they still have the best selection of gift baskets in the North Okanagan!

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Frank’s is proud to introduce our certified Automotive Collision Repair Technician and Paint Specialist Team. At Frank’s Autobody, we understand just how important it is that our customer’s experience is a good one. As part of the Automotive Retailer’s Association, Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau, we take great strides to maintain a strong reputation for integrity, craftsmanship and excellence in customer service. Frank’s is a family owned business with over 25 years experience. Let us give you the quality you expect and the service you deserve!


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As a full service Window Tinting and 3M Clearbra company, Solartech Films is proud to be located in beautiful Vernon, BC. Our strict dedication to quality and service combined with great local support has made our first year in business an outstanding success! Solartech Films began with simple automotive tinting. We have grown and expanded to offer solar window films for residential and commercial buildings that cannot escape the blistering Okanagan sun and heat, as well as privacy films that offer security from nosey neighbors. Whether you need a bathroom window or a mini-van tinted, we can do it! Jonas Nohr has over ten years experience and would be pleased to meet you and provide a quote to meet your needs. We are certified 3M Clearbra installers, and our customers tell us daily how thrilled they are with the protection 3M Clearbra offers. There is no more worry about stone chips to the paint of their new vehicle. We have almost 100,000 patterns in our pre-cut catalogue that can help you avoid rock chips in the highest impact areas. And 3M Clearbra is virtually invisible! To ensure proper installation and service, talk to our installers today. We can help you get the right amount of Clearbra protection for your vehicle!

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Is Your Business Thriving or Surviving? Today’s business environment is challenging. Whether you are managing to get by or are too busy to breathe, you can get support and sound advice from the Business Service Centre at Community Futures. “Many businesses don’t know all the ways we can help; once they find out, they are so appreciative,” states Leigha Horsfield, Business Services Coordinator at Community Futures. Depending on the issue, Community Futures offers business owners one-toone business coaching on a variety of topics. These include: business planning, marketing strategies, human resource planning, business feasibility assessments, business expansion and succession planning. According to Community Futures, one of the hottest topics is business succession planning. Surveys clearly indicate that through the next 5 years,

o v e r 40% of business owners in our region will be looking to sell and move on from their businesses. Horsfield says, “We are working with businesses to ensure

they have a workable succession plan in place and are prepared for the competition that will be created by the avalanche of for sale businesses that will hit the market.” The Business lending program from Community Futures is also described as another of their core service offerings. Loans are available from Community Futures for any business-related purpose, including start-up expenses, new equipment, seasonal cash flow requirements, working capital, expansion, or purchase of an existing business. Interest rates are competitive and the terms are flexible. In the last 5 years, Community Futures has advanced in excess of $5.7 million to 123 businesses of the North Okanagan. These efforts resulted in 332 jobs created or maintained in our region. There are special funds designated for businesses focusing on forest-related activities, clean/renewable energy, and innovative technologies, entrepreneurs with disabilities, and young entrepreneurs (30 and under). Community Futures believes in supporting businesses to be more sustainable. “Investing in green technologies and upgrading facilities to meet environmental standards can be a sound business investment,” states Larry Hogan, Community Futures Loans Manager. “We are always interested in talking with people about how to make their businesses greener while helping their bottom line.” If you are a business owner that is thriving or simply surviving, Community Futures is able to assist you in meeting and exceeding your business goals. For more information about the business and lending services at Community Futures, call us at 250-545-2215 ext #249 or visit us online at

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Anne Tosse Attentive Bookkeeping Service provides professional bookkeeping, payroll and government remittance services for sole proprietors and small to medium sized businesses. Anne Tosse owns and operates Attentive Bookkeeping Services and offers twenty-¿ve years of experience and knowledge in a variety of small to large companies and publicly traded companies. Services provided such as books set up, accounts payable and receivable, data entry, government remittances, and account reconciliations are managed on the Simply Accounting Program. On site bookkeeping or pick up and delivery of bookkeeping services are available on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Attentive Bookkeeping also offers Simply Accounting set up and training as well as business coaching and consulting to assist you in successfully managing your business.

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A wonderful center for children to come spend their days playing, learning, socializing, exploring and having FUN with friends! We are a facility that accommodates children ages 3 - 12 years through a number of programs to suit your family’s needs. We offer daycare, preschool and two after school programs. As we’ve all heard and said many times... “CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE” and we at SYLA Kids Care strongly believe in this. Children need and deserve the best care and experiences possible and we are here to provide that for the community. •• A place where parents feel safe and conÀdent bringing their children •• I would like to thank our amazing parents/families for their word of mouth referrals and positive feedback regarding the high quality and loving care their children receive from us.

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For the past 17 years Advertising Works! Inc. has provided Okanagan businesses with promotional products and corporate logoed apparel. We have been pleased to see an increasing global social awareness pushing the need for eco solutions to the forefront. As the Okanagan leader in eco friendly products, we have hundreds of green items to meet the needs of our customers. We invite you to visit our showroom and look at over 250 eco-friendly ideas. Imagine your logo printed on totebags made from recycled materials, or stainless steel water bottles to eliminate plastic bottles. We offer recycled cardboard notebooks, pens and portfolios. Have your company logo embroidered onto bamboo shirts or Àeeces made from recycled pop bottles! We also offer clothing from NIKE, Stormtech, Carhaart and more. Christmas is fast approaching! Choose from hundreds of creative ideas for staff and client thank-yous that will suit any budget.

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The entire BEAN TO CUP team wants to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who has contributed to our success by sharing great conversations and enjoying our special coffees! We are pleased to participate in amazing community service work such as contributing toward relief efforts in Haiti, The Breast Cancer Society, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Young Life, BC Children’s Hospital, Big Brother’s and Sister’s, supporting local athletic clubs with bottle drive donation of empties, and other local charities. This is just a glimpse of what we do! We believe that for true happiness, you must follow your dreams and to get what you want in life, you must first give. That is our favorite thing to do! Bean To Cup offers a large selection of specialty espresso drinks, flavored coffees, organic matcha, smoothies, teas and bottled drinks. We were voted North Okanagan #1 Tea House for two consecutive years in Okanagan Life Magazine. We make breakfast all day and offer a great lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. Choose from delicious panini’s, healthy wraps or salads, gourmet sandwiches, bagels, veggie samosas’ and delightful pastries. Local vegetables provide an inexpensive way to add healthy value to your order! Come by on Wednesdays and indulge in our famous Butter Chicken served with rice. It’s 100% fresh, original and spicy... a favorite, for sure! We provide catering for any organization wishing a convenient, hassle free lunch or dinner meeting. We offer free delivery with a smile! Choose sandwich, wrap or panini platters or any combination. Mix it up with a dessert platter that will leave your taste buds flabbergasted! Please email us at or download “Zingle” to make text messaging to us easier. Bean To Cup, located on the corner of 27th St and 39th Avenue, has table seating, a lounge area, private meeting room, heated patio and a beautiful gazebo with fireplace. We offer free high speed WiFi anywhere in and around the Coffee House. Hours are Monday to Friday 6 am-10 pm, Saturday from 6:30 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 7 am - 10 pm. We also have a Bean To Cup art gallery showcasing local photography, the theme changes every couple of months. Search for “bean to cup art gallery” on ‘Facebook’. We recently did an Art Exhibit called “Music in Motion” andhad people from all over come visit us. It is held in our private meeting room with special lighting and all. A great success. We enourage any local musicians to come play live music on the patio or in the lounge area, just contact us on our email. Kam Chander, shop operator, is the Master Roaster. He would love to meet you so be sure to say hello and let us know where you are from as we welcome you to Bean To Cup. Kunal, is co-operator and Events Coordinator. He stays active in the community, is a part of many great causes and would love to make you a Rosetta! Everyone at Bean To Cup is a leader in the work place. Our staff is diligently trained and understand that to ensure repeat business, we must do our part in providing the best service and communication to our customers. Please visit Bean To Cup if you would like to talk to us about a Charity or Staff event. We post all fundraisers and daily specials. Like us on ‘Facebook’ using our ‘QR’ code or find us at Our exclusive student specials last a short time so if you go to Kal, VSS, Seaton or Fulton, become a fan! Text us your order now too! Yes, that is correct, “Order with your Thumbs!” We are the only restaurant in Canada that offers this incredible service. It is a unique opportunity to connect with the latest trend of pre-ordering food through a non drive through business. Go ahead and try it! Just text your order to 2505149893. Once a month for a whole year, we will be giving away a prize! Just ‘like’ us on Facebook and stay in touch. We will be posting something interesting about Bean To Cup and if you answer correctly, you can win free food! Here’s the first question - How old is Bean To Cup? Text us your reply or write it on our Facebook page. Hint: We are a Heritage Site. We want to say a Massive Thank You to all our loyal customers who have helped create the ambiance we feel a great coffee shop should have. As a token of our appreciation, we are offering a free kid’s hot chocolate to all children ten and younger! Hurry in because this offer only lasts till the end of October.

From the Bean To Cup Family - Thanks a Latté!

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Resource fair assists special needs youth Community Living B.C. facilitator, says that while some services overlap, each community has services specific to that community. “For families a huge part of planning is knowing what is out in the community and being able to individualize that planning with the agencies,” he said. “I was surprised at the number of families who drove to Salmon Arm from Enderby, Lumby and Armstrong.”

The message received from people like Armstrong’s Jo-Ann Creighton was, “There’s a lot of supports and services we would access in Vernon.”

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Paranormal activity at ranch Morning Star Staff

The search is on for ghosts at a local historic site. The Canadian Paranormal Society and the Okanagan Paranormal Group recently performed an investigation at O’Keefe Ranch. “Members of the society spent two nights at the ranch, in various buildings, to determine the paranormal activity,” said Marilyn Berglund, the ranch’s event co-ordinator. “It was definitely interesting and quite exciting.” Earlier in the year meetings were held with the two organizations, and from those meetings the recent investigation was planned. The next step will be a presentation of the group’s scientific findings Oct. 29 at the O’Keefe

Ranch Paranormal Halloween event. “This is not the ranch’s usual family fun event, but more an opportunity for folks to witness firsthand the techniques and specialized equipment used to investigate a particular location,” said Berglund. A variety of tours will be offered in four different heritage buildings from 6 to 10 p.m. Local resident Gabriel Newman will offer cemetery tours and there will be a question and answer session around the campfire at 9 p.m. This event is suitable for children 16 years and older. Admission will be $15 per person or $29 per family. For more information, contact Berglund at 250542-7868.



O’Keefe Ranch suggests an apparition appeared in the mansion recently. A presentation of the findings takes place Oct. 29.

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he said. “We want active farmers, young farmers. There’s a generational issue in farming.” Eric Foster, VernonMonashee MLA, insists the Liberal government considers agriculture important economically and socially. “Last month, the rural members of the caucus met with the agriculture minister four or five times on issues. The tree fruit industry is a big issue,” he said. Foster says it is time for the NDP to be constructive and reduce the rhetoric. “It’s easy to be in opposition. What kind of agricultural plan have they come up with except to criticize?” he said.


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Agriculture was vital to the early development of the Okanagan, but some politicians believe bureaucracy is placing the industry’s future at risk. Lana Popham, the NDP’s agriculture critic, says farmers are struggling largely because Liberal government policies have made it difficult to operate. “There are lots of promises of supporting agriculture but there was no mention of it in the throne speech or the jobs plan,” said the Saanich MLA during a stop in Vernon Wednesday. “Agriculture has been cut as far as the ministry goes. We’re at a critical stage and it can’t be cut more.” Popham says programs for farmers are not a case of taxpayers subsidizing private business and points out that farmers are tied to their property because of the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve. “They don’t want handouts. They want policies that support the industry,” she said. “We’re the least supportive of any province in Canada in terms of agriculture.” The NDP is pushing for the government to reinstate the Buy B.C. program which urges the public to buy food items grown or processed in B.C. “That was really helpful and people








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Terpstra takes on top coach role GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Renate Terpstra’s enthusiasm for swimming, if not all sports, is infectious. Formerly of the Netherlands, Terpstra originally became involved in the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club when her two sons, Wouter, now 18, and Florian, 15, started the sport soon after the family moved to Vernon eight years ago. The coaches at the time quickly realized Terpstra had a larger skill set than a typical swimming parent. With a background in competitive swimming, a degree in physical education and passion for sport, she soon earned a gig instructing the Kokanee’s grassroots program, which she did for three years. After another three years as assistant to outgoing head coach Marc Tremblay, Terpstra is ready to take over as head instructor for the coming season. Her inside knowledge of the club, and its members, is certain to help her moving forward. “I know all the kids, all the families. It’s a big advantage,” said Terpstra, who operated her own outdoor sports school back in The Hague, teaching swimming, speed skating and running. Terpstra, who eventually left competitive swimming to play professional European handball at the highest level, laughed when asked why the Dutch are such good speed skaters and swimmers. “We have no mountains, so it’s the only two sports you can do. There are a lot of speed skating rinks everywhere and a lot of pools everywhere. And there are so many


Renate Terpstra is taking over as head coach of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club. lakes and oceans, we are surrounded by water so everyone needs to swim. It’s part of the education in school, like math and science,” she said. It was B.C.’s geography that led the Terpstras to Canada. After spending a family holiday cycling through the Kettle Valley railway, Terpstra and husband, Dirk, made

the decision to move. “We just fell in love with the country and a year later we moved,” said Terpstra, “We love the outdoors – skiing, crosscountry skiing, hiking, running. In the Netherlands, it’s so flat so we have to go to the Alps.” Terpstra is backed by a capable coaching

staff that includes Bruce Melton, who came out of retirement to help out after Tremblay’s unexpected departure to coach in Calgary. “He’s so familiar with the club. He’s a great help for me, and he has so much experience,” said Terpstra of Melton. Also in the mix is Sharon Irvine, a teacher in Armstrong, as well as Johanna Thayer and Amy Melvin, who will share duties in the grassroots program. Terpstra, who is pursuing her NCCP Level 3 coaching certificate, believes solid fundamentals are where good swimming starts. Ultimately, she would like to see more Kokanee advancing to age-group nationals and western championships. “I really want to work on technique a lot from grassroots. It’s so important to start and teach the basics. In a few years, we’ll have a whole new bunch of good swimmers,” she said. “And it’s so important to be passionate about sports, and when you can show that to them and believe in them, the results will be great. “There is no easy way. Some kids are very talented, of course, and they are lucky, but everybody who puts effort into it can accomplish a lot. It’s just a little step for them and believing in themselves.” Terpstra’s appointment makes her the first female head coach in the Kokanee’s history, a distinction she carries with pride. Other female head coaches in the Okanagan include Tina Hoeben of Penticton’s KISU Swim Club and Joanne Mallar of the Summerland Orcas. The Kokanee’s first major meet is in December, in Kamloops.

Snakes suffer first loss of season against host Chiefs Morning Star Staff

The Chilliwack Chiefs didn’t have to look far for motivation when they hosted the league-leading Vernon Vipers Friday night at Prospera Place. With a B.C. Hockey League loss to the Snakes the week before still fresh in their minds, the Chiefs returned the favour with a 4-1 win in front of nearly 1,800 fans. With the game deadlocked after 40 minutes, the Vipers got on the board early in the third period as Darren Nowick collected a loose puck on a broken play in the neutral zone and drove wide before ripping a shot past Mitch Gillam for his sixth goal of the season. Defenceman Marc Hetnik drew an assist. After that, it was all Chilliwack as they scored four unan-

swered goals to hand the 7-1 Vipers their first loss. Kit Sitterley, who leads the 4-1 Chiefs with 3-4-7, equalized less than two minutes after Nowick’s marker. Tyler Miller recorded the winner on the powerplay at 7:03. David Bondra, the son of former NHL sniper Peter Bondra, and Jaret Babych, the son of long-time Vancouver Canuck d-man Dave Babych, completed the Chilliwack attack, each with their first goals of the season. “We stood around a lot,” said an unimpressed Vipers’ head coach Jason Williamson. “We didn’t win a lot of races or many puck battles. We scored one goal and then shut ‘er down.” Friday night was the first game Vernon failed to convert at least once on the powerplay. They went 0-for-6, while the

Chiefs capitalized once on three tries. Gillam ended with 24 saves, while Kirby Halcrow recorded 30 stops in the loss. Williamson suggested the Vipers may have been guilty of looking past Chilliwack to Saturday night’s tilt with the host Penticton Vees, who are a point behind Vernon at 6-1-0-1. “They might have been looking ahead a little to that game, but no excuses. They (Chiefs) competed and wanted it more than us,” he said. In other Interior Conference action Friday night, the host Merritt Centennials doubled the Salmon Arm SilverBacks 4-2 at Nicola Valley Arena; the host Prince George Spruce Kings thumped the Trail Smoke Eaters 8-0 at the Coliseum; and the red-hot Vees hammered the host Westside Warriors 8-3 at Royal LePage Place.

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Louis. roadrunner in the outfield and on He created a Twitter account this season the basepaths, Nyjer Morgan of the and has more than 25,000 followers, including Milwaukee Brewers once had visions of Macintosh and other buddies in Vernon like Jared playing in the National Hockey League. Sochan and Jake Folliott. Tried out for the Vernon Vipers when he was “They told him to tone things down on Twitter 16. Got released and played in Enderby for Scott after the (Albert) Pujols stuff,” said Macintosh. Robinson’s Junior B North Okanagan Kings. “Like him or hate him, he’s a competitor and a Morgan later played defence or wing with the very humble guy.” Nelson Leafs and Delta Ice Hawks in Junior B. Morgan called Pujols, the Cards’ first baseman, Nathan Macintosh of Vernon played with Morgan in Enderby and later in Delta, where they “Alberta” in a tweet. Carpenter said the name “probably did not sit well with a man were roommates. He says Morgan made who has all the humor of a monastery the right choice of sports. and the last thing Milwaukee needed “He was too quick (for hockey),” was to summon any more of Pujols’ laughed Macintosh, a Vernon minor ire.” hockey product who works at Vernon The Brewers benched Morgan in Kia. “His hands couldn’t keep up to his Game 3, likely in part to his tweets. He feet. He was a banger. He was a lefty was back leading off in Game 4 and and he hit like a truck.” reached base three times and played Macintosh has a World Series some dynamite defence. He brings sizticket waiting for him should the Kevin Mitchell zle to the Brewers’ already zany roster Brewers knock out the Cardinals in the and makes a paltry $471,500 a year. National League series. Writes Rick Reilly of “The Brewers “I just talked to him this morning (Friday) are a rolling carnival in metal spikes. One day this and he’s on Cloud 9,” said Macintosh, who exchanges daily texts with Morgan. “He said, ‘Can year, their stud left fielder, Ryan Braun, fell flat on his face between third and home and was tagged you believe this? I’m living the dream and I can’t out. The next day, there was a body outline on the believe it.’” grass, a present from his teammates. Morgan, 31, started competitive hockey in “One night, their center fielder, Nyjer Morgan, California with the San Jose Junior Sharks. His smashed a walk-off double, only he didn’t know love for the game was ignited by watching the to walk off. He thought it was the eighth inning... 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Morgan is such a hotdog he should be entered in He also played a few games for the Western the sausage race.” League Regina Pats in the 1999-2000 season Morgan’s comeback to Reilly: “I only come before being cut. around once in a lifetime.” “They always refer to him playing hockey in “He’s a great athlete,” said Macintosh. “I Regina, but he had a Gordie Howe hat trick, a watched him when he played for an all-star (basegoal, a fight and an assist in one game, and never ball) team in Vernon and Vancouver. He is so played for them again,” said Macintosh. quick. I actually beat him in a foot race when we Morgan, who has a daughter, Niah, living with were playing in Enderby. We were beaking off in his former girlfriend in Sicamous, is perhaps the most outrageous player in Major League Baseball. the car about who was faster and we stopped at the side of the street near the railroad tracks and I Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports calls him beat him. He said we had to have a re-race and he “baseball’s Sybil” since Morgan refers to himself beat me the second time.” as Tony Plush which he says is his “name on the Macintosh has a Pittsburgh Pirates jersey in field” or “gentleman’s name.” his sports den. He also has a couple of Morgan If you watch closely in these playoffs, you will bobble head dolls from the Washington Nationals, see Morgan make a hand signal like a “T” after who traded Morgan before honouring him with reaching base. He did it Thursday night in St.


Knights knock off Coyotes Morning Star Staff

If the North Okanagan Knights were going to climb the standings, they knew they would have to start taking down some top teams. They made some headway Friday night with a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road win over the Osoyoos Coyotes at the Sun Bowl. North Okanagan sits third in the Doug Birks division at 7-3, four points back of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conferenceleading Kamloops Storm (8-1-0-2), and two back of the Coyotes (8-5), who lead the Okanagan division. The Revelstoke Grizzlies are second in the Doug Birks at 8-2-0-1. “Bar none our most complete two periods,” said Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette, of Friday night’s effort. “The guys were flying and the defence played extremely strong and we were rewarded for our work.” Vernon product Alex Jewell (second star) opened the scoring for Oysoos midway through the first period, but the Knights stormed back with a 5-on-3 goal by Brendan Jost, followed by a nice solo effort by Mateja Leko with just over a minute

left in the period. Jost buried his goal with a hard wrister, post and in, while Leko used his speed to drive wide around an Osoyoos d-man before cutting to the net. “He’s probably one of the fastest skaters in this league,” said Mallette of Leko, a California product. A great defensive play by Josh Wickenheiser to get in the shooting lane and block a shot translated into the Knights’ third goal, a shorthanded marker at 15:31 of the second period. The playmaking forward showed good hands and strength to finish in close with a Coyote defender on his heels. The Coyotes came on strong in the third period, getting a powerplay goal from Steve Sasyniuk with four minutes to play, but netminder Dustin Nikkel stood tall after that. “They threw everything at us and we got away from what made us successful in the first two periods,” said Mallette. North Okanagan visited the 6-2-0-1 Princeton Posse Saturday night. They host the 0-12 Chase Heat in a 2:45 p.m. matinee today at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

his special day. A San Francisco product, Morgan attended the Delphi Academy High School in Langley and was drafted by Colorado Rockies in the 42nd round of the 1998 amateur draft, but didn’t sign. He played for Walla Walla College in Washington and was drafted by the Pirates in the 33rd round in the 2002 lottery. He made his Major League debut in September, ‘07 with the Pirates and played some pick-up hockey with the ★★★ ★★★ Penguins during a twoyear stay in Pittsburgh. Morgan has been pretty much been a With the purchase of any size Donair play of the night ever Must bring in coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. No cash value! Expires Oct. 31, 2011. since. If he’s not making Vernon catches which garner # 113 - 5100 comparisons to Willie Anderson Way Mays, he’s throwing Across from Simply his glove at a fly ball Superstore The Best! he dropped, allowing Baltimore’s Adam Jones to circle the bases for an CLIFFORD inside the park homer. A contact hitter, he AUTOMOTIVE smacked a walk-off base hit in the 10th inning of the NL Division • General Repairs & Series Game 5 win over Maintenance Arizona and here’s hop• FORD Trained ing there is more Nyjer Technician • Electronics highlights to come. CLIFF & DIANE SMITH Specialist And of course a rd 3000 - 43 Ave. BCAA Approved Repair Centre World Series ticket for his buddy Nate.



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Auto Predators in Pee Wee Tier 3 Invitational Hockey Tournament action Friday afternoon at Civic Arena. The hard-hitting Predators came out with something to prove, leading the Jets 3-1 at the halfway point on goals by Stephane Richard (2), who ended the night with a hat trick, and Mika Burns. Richard bagged his first goal on a breakaway set up by Joe Eggert. Brayden Jones and Drayden Dougan also drew assists. Cherkowski had the first goal for the Jets, who tied it 3-3 later in the second on singles from Coleton Bilodeau and Joshua Bridge. Both goaltenders – the Jets’ Jaden Jensen-Hunter (22 saves) and Predators’ Ethan Huizinga (36 saves) – made key saves to keep their respective teams in the game. Later in the day, Kieran Watts recorded 17 saves for the shutout as the Jets iced the Salmon Arm Silvertips 3-0. A single by Jaxon Cummings gave Vernon the lead heading into the third period, where Kyle Sherwood and Finnian O’Keefe scored to ensure the win. Other Pee Wee tournament action saw the Kelowna Rockets and South Okanagan Jr. Coyotes play to a 5-5 tie, and the North Kamloops Elk ground the

Merritt Jr. Centennials 9-7. The final is slated for 6 p.m. tonight at Civic. ■ Okanagan Hockey Academy broke a scoreless tie late in the first period and went on to beat the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers 4-1 in Midget Tier 1 play Friday night at Civic. The Penticton-based team, coached by former NHLer Tim Hunter, scored twice more in the second frame before the Vipers finally hit the back of the net on a powerplay. Wyatt Bonneau, from Austin Krahn and Austin Garrington, flipped a puck over the OHA goalie and the home team gained the momentum for the rest of the period, including several good scoring opportunities. However, OHA scored again halfway through the final frame to secure the victory. The Vipers travel to Kelowna to play Pursuit of Excellence at Prospera Place this afternoon. ■ Friday night at Priest Valley Arena, the Vernon Machine Vipers stuffed Salmon Arm 5-3 in Bantam Tier 3 action. Scoring for Vernon were Josh DeCoffe, unassisted, Bryce Pyle, from Gage Kopp and Colton Skead, Alex Richardson, from Colton Skead, Pyle, with the winner assisted by Austin Dixon, and Dixon, on a pass from Bryton Stead.

The Machine crew hosts Merritt today at 1 p.m. at Priest Valley. ■ The Watkin Motors Tier 1 Mustangs faced some powerhouse teams in the Abbotsford Pee Wee Thanksgiving Tournament. The tournament was a qualifier for the prestigious Quebec Pee Wee Tournament. Vernon opened with a 4-3 loss to Chilliwack with goals coming from Levi Danbrook, Reed Cashato and Matt Kowalski. Goalie Conor Webb was named game MVP. The Mustangs then bowed 4-1 to Coquitlum with Kowalski taking a feed from Brady Marzocco and scoring on a breakaway wrister. Player of the game was goalie Shane Meadahl. North Shore Winter Club then ambushed the Mustangs 13-1 with Connor Johnston scoring off a scramble created by the speed of game MVP Austin Caldwell. The Mustangs finished the tournament with a 8-0 loss to Kelowna. Said head coach Jason Danbrook: “The weekend has shown the players what the highest Tier 1 Pee Wee hockey is like in B.C. Now as a team, we know where the bar is. There were lots of moments, as a team, we can build on.”

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A total of 34 Vernon BMX Club racers competed at the Canadian ABA Grand Nationals in Chilliwack. The event drew nearly 600 racers from across North America, the largest field in the last 10 years. Vernon riders earning gold in the national series #7 race on opening day included Shylo Orchard (26-30 cruiser), Kiera Wilkensen (13 novice) and Tanner Brown (8 expert). Claiming silver were Brenden Davies (17-27 cruiser), Jacob Fagrie (13 intermediate) and Jeremy Clark (16 intermediate). Third-place honours went to Kevin Hill (men’s A pro), Zachary Milne (6 intermediate), Ken Botterill (61+ cruiser), Chris Spence (36-40 cruiser), Brittany Luchene (12 girls) and Nathan Martin (13-14 open). A trio of Vernon club riders captured gold in the Grand National on Day 2 – Orchard, Wilkensen and Milne. Securing runner-up finishes

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Vernon’s Tanner Brown (middle) leads the pack through the rhythm section at the Canadian ABA Grand Nationals in Chilliwack. were Luchene, Spence, Davies and Clark. Bronze medals went to Riley Clark (12 intermediate), Xavier Bitz (7-8 mixed open) and Botterill. Jennifer Bitz was forced to pull out for the weekend after a

crash in her main event on opening day. Other riders making it to their main events include Faith Riddick, Dean Botterill, Jonathan Milne, Erik Urquhart, Jared Fitt, Landon Fitt, Nolan Cummings, Jake Spence and Casey Woods.

Fulton grads power Timberwolves’ attack Morning Star Staff

A trio of Fulton Maroons grads helped the UNBC Timberwolves of Prince George stop the UBC Okanagan Heat 82-78 in CIS men’s basketball action Thursday night in Kelowna. Charles Barton canned seven points for the T-wolves, while Joel Rybachuk added five and Mike Conlin added a deuce at Immaculata Regional School. Jose Araujo led UNBC with 16 points. Yassine Ghomari pocketed 30 points and Steve Morrison sank 11 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds for the Heat.

Next action for the Heat is today at 1 p.m. against the NAIT Ooks at UBC’s Okanagan campus. In men’s volleyball play Thursday night at George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, the Saskatchewan Huskies iced the Heat 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19). Matt Busse led the Huskies with 14 kills, while Braden Mclean had 10. Nate Speijer sparked the Heat with 20 kills, while Vernon product Preston Tucker recorded 31 assists. The Heat battle the Huskies today at 11 a.m. at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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NOTEBOOK BASEBALL - The Vernon & District Baseball Association AGM goes Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prestige Inn. BASKETBALL - Drop-in basketball goes Sundays, 12:30-2 p.m. at Priest Valley Gym. Cost is $5 per session or $45 for 10. BOXING - The CounterPunch Boxing Club (member club of Boxing B.C.) is operating at BreakAway Fitness. Competitive and recreational boxing offered for men, women and children. Head coach is Tony Stamboulieh (250-2601082). BOXING - The Vernon Boxing Club trains from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. in the basement of Priest Valley Gym. Kickboxing sessions go Wednesday and Friday nights from 7-9 and open training Saturdays at 1 p.m. The club welcomes new members, male and female, 11 years and older. HOCKEY - Rec Services offers a new series of programs going Thursday nights starting Oct. 20 for the NHL (Novice Hockey League) for 4-6-year-olds from 4-4:45 p.m. and the 3-on-3 NHL for 7-12-year-olds, from 3:454:45, at Wesbild Centre. Head instructor Veronica Jones. Call Mike Knights at 550-3669 or register at rec centre. SKATING - Recreation Services is offering the Boots for Blades and skate lessons Monday and Wednesday at Civic Arena. Call 545-6035 or register at rec centre. VOLLEYBALL - Drop-in volleyball sessions are running weekly at Priest Valley Gym. For recreational players: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Fridays 6:30-8 p.m. For competitive play-

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Russell Day attempts a birdie putt at the Vernon Golf and Country Club during the recent Birdies for Bread fundraiser.

Youth make birdies for bread Morning Star Staff

Two quartets of Vernon junior golf enthusiasts literally putted for dough. Spurred on by the terrible famine that has gripped the African country of Somalia, brothers Chris and Matt McEachran-Law organized Birdies For Bread and invited some friends to help raise money for Somalia. The eight junior golfers combined their love of golf and concern for the people of Somalia and collected pledges per birdies attained over 36 holes of golf. Playing at the Vernon Golf and Country Club on the Labour Day weekend, the McEachran-Law Birdies For Bread event scored 28 birdies for $1,883 which will be donated to the Red Cross Horn of Africa Relief Fund. And because the golfers met a Sept. 16 deadline to submit donations, the Canadian government matched the funds, so a total of $3,766 was raised through Birdies For Bread. “We are very happy with the amount of money we raised, as our original goal was $500,” said Chris. “We were amazed by the support and incredible generosity of all who donated. It was an amazing effort from everybody involved, and those in Somalia appreci-

ate everything they get more than any of us can begin to imagine.” Chris, Matt, Russell Day, Nic Friesen, Spencer Hewson, Christian Lacasse, Finlay McPhie and Colton Schaper-Kotter were all moved by the support they encountered. Supporting the fundraiser was Vernon Golf and Country Club head pro Shannon Glenesk, who got on board immediately, opening up tee times for the juniors to play the 36 holes on the Labour Day weekend. Originally, the McEachran-Laws were going to donate proceeds to a different charity, but when the famine was officially declared, and the news

was filled with stories about the devastation in Somalia, the brothers decided to change the target of Birdies For Breads’ proceeds. “The problem with a disaster like this compared to an earthquake or a tsunami is that the destruction isn’t limited to one event,” said Chris. “ It continues for a long period of time, which makes the rebuilding process much more difficult.” Because the fundraiser took place on Labour Day weekend, the McEachran-Laws had trouble getting a bigger field. But plans are already in the works for a second annual event in 2012. “We are definitely

looking to make it an annual event and we have already put certain pieces in place for next year,” said Chris. “We truly hope and believe that we can build on the inaugural event, and make next year and the years to follow even more successful.” All of the players expressed their thanks to Glenesk, the Vernon Golf and Country Club and to everyone who donated. “I would like to encourage everybody out there to donate any amount they can as this is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today, and so many citizens, millions of them children, are in dire need of aid,” said Chris.

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CITY OF ARMSTRONG 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 City of Armstrong, 3570 Bridge Street, Armstrong, B.C. on October 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to hear representations on the following matters: CITY OF ARMSTRONG ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NUMBER 1697:

This bylaw proposes to amend the City of Armstrong Zoning Bylaw 1268 by rezoning Lot 2, Sec 6, Twp 35, K (Formerly O) DYD, Plan KAP76458 located at 3635 Jackson Avenue, Armstrong, B.C. from the Residential Low Density Single Family (R.1) zone to the Residential Secondary Suite (R.1-B) zone to permit a two lot subdivision to accommodate two single family dwellings with secondary suites.


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE TO MOTORISTS Please be advised that the pedestrian crossing at Kal Beach and the bicycle lane on the north side of Kalamalka Road adjacent to Kal Beach will be closed to traf¿c between Kalavista Drive and the railway trestle crossing from Thursday, October 13th until Tuesday, October 18th. This closure is required to allow the District to upgrade the pedestrian crossing from the Husband Road parking lot to the Kal Beach crosswalk, replacing the stairs with a handicap accessible ramp.

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 City of Armstrong through to October 24, 2011, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

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On Oct.12, 2011 Carl and Margareta Rahn celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Carl moved from Alberta to Armstrong with his family when he was 11. Margareta was six months old when her family moved from Enderby to Armstrong. Carl and Margareta met when they were quite young, because Carl’s little sister was Margareta’s best friend. They were married in Armstrong Oct. 12, 1946. They raised five children on their farm on Powerhouse Road, and have lived 55 years of their married life in Armstrong, spending the 10 years between 1979 and 1989 on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Carl has held many jobs including a mail route, school bus driver, carpenter, running a

Carl and Margareta Rahn: married Oct. 12, 1946. butcher shop as well as running a farm. Carl has been an active member of the Coronation Lodge (Odd Fellow) for 44 years. Margareta was a stay-athome mom raising the children, an assortment

of orphaned animals and tending to large vegetable gardens. They have many grand and greatgrand children. They also have a few non-relatives who call them Dad and Mom.

Okanagan seniors enjoy lake retreat ALICE WARKENTIN Special to The Morning Star

A lively group of seniors gathered at Gardom Lake to celebrate 30 years of meeting annually every fall.


We always meet Tuesday to Friday of the first week following Labour Day. Campers arrived not only from the Okanagan but also from the Fraser Valley, as well as Osoyoos, and a couple even came from Tonasket, Wash. We have always had a good program but this year we had something different and special. The committee, led by Henry Wiebe of Oliver, has been grateful for the cooperation and kind-

ness which the management of Gardom Lake has offered us over the past 30 years. So we wanted to show our appreciation by helping to sponsor needy campers. We did this by holding an auction. We booked the twice World Champion and three times Canadian Champion, Keith Dinwoody, to be our auctioneer. We even had “Vanna White” to assist him (Bob Keppy from Kelowna). What hilari-

ous fun and laughter we enjoyed. We were grateful for the amount raised to assist new campers to attend next year. Our retreat speaker was Dr.Gordon Dennison of Kelowna, who pastors a church on the west side of Okanagan Lake. Song leaders were Karl Janzen and Alice Warkentin of Vernon. Seniors love to sing the good old familiar hymns of the Christian faith and plenty of time was reserved for the opportunity to do so.

Apart from games and tournaments, we enjoyed a campfire where we sang funny old songs, roasted marshmallows, and just did things that seniors don’t usually take the opportunity to do. For our final banquet we had musical guests the Back Porch Gospel Band from Summerland, with their gospel blues. Many have already registered for next year: Sept. 4-7, 2012. For more information, contact

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It is well known that exercise is a key ingredient to a healthy body, mind and soul. At 79 years young, Dorothy Paterson is an excellent example of the theory. On Aug. 18 she completed her 1,000th work-out at Curves Coldstream. She faithfully goes for her 30 minutes of exercise and visit with friends and staff five days a week. “It keeps me from feeling old and they make me feel special,” said Paterson. Born a “mountain girl” in Banff, Alta., Paterson grew up hiking and ice-skating. Besides her Curves workouts, she gardens, walks regularly with her husband George at Wesbild Centre and is an avid Vernon Vipers fan. Paterson is the seventh member of the Millennia Club at the Coldstream location of Curves; Jan Broom, Marilyn Hewer, Resi Nagler, Margo Armstrong, Delores Birnie and Poppy Peacock also have their well-earned 1000 shirts.


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Block program fits the bill ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The views he enjoys from his new Turtle Mountain home are spectacular for transplanted Calgarian Gary Hack. The city view, the fact there are lakes, golf courses and ski hills, all within an easy drive from the home he shares with his wife, Sally, and the fact that everybody in the North Okanagan he encountered seemed to be having fun, appealed to Hack as he and his wife were looking for a new B.C. home after his retirement three years ago from the Bank of Montreal. When the Hacks moved into their Turtle Mountain retirement haven, there were about 10 to 12 occupied homes. And, while walking around the quiet cul-de-sacs up the mountainside, something else caught Hack’s eyes. “There was some activity up there that wasn’t very savoury,” he said, referring to finding beer bottles being left behind, along with what he called “suspected drug deals” being made. This is not what Hack envisioned for his slice of paradise. So he and other Turtle Mountain residents decided to do something about it. With the help of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Community Policing Office, Hack and resi-


Gary Hack is the captain of a Block Watch program on Turtle Mountain that has helped considerably reduce suspicious activity in the neighbourhood. dents formed a Block Watch program at Turtle Mountain. Every neighbour now has a responsibility to keep an eye on the area, including the properties of their closest neighbours. If they see anything suspicious, they know who to call and what to report. “We started the process of gathering information for each person, a name, address, telephone, vehicle description, plate number, children and ages,” said Hack. “If there was something going on, and the police had to come up, they would recognized vehicles and know who to talk to.”

The purpose of Block Watch is to build safer neighbourhoods by providing support, guidance, training and resource materials needed to develop and operate such a program. “The goal is to be building a crime-free city through community participation,” said Regan Borisenko, Block Watch program co-ordinator for the City of Vernon. “We have 28 active Block Watch programs running and more are in the process of being completed. “This, potentially, can connect our crime prevention program to as many as 2,500 residents of Vernon.”

With now close to 40 homes being occupied on Turtle Mountain, the Block Watch program wasn’t a hard sell to new residents. “With Regan and the RCMP backing the program, it adds credibility to it,” said Hack. “It also provides a huge amount of comfort when we go away on holidays. There are six-to-eight neighbours, in close proximity, who know where we are and who to contact or how to contact us if there’s an issue.” Since introducing the Block Watch program, Hack said that unsavoury activity has significantly gone down. “It has reduced suspicious activity, probably by around 75 per cent,” said Hack. “I’d absolutely recommend Block Watch. No doubt about it. Once it’s in place, it makes the neighbourhood feel a little closer. It’s nice to know your neighbours are watching out for you.” For information on the Block Watch program, or how to start one in your neighbourhood, call Borisenko at 250-550-7847.

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Rob has also worked in the Yukon as a treasurer in local government and as a part-time instructor in the Business program at Okanagan College. Away from work, Rob enjoys travelling to unusual places, golf and soccer.

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Navin Jassi and Toni Varley focus on making the perfect pancakes during the recent pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation at Bean to Cup Coffee Shop.

Winter hours in place at landfills Morning Star Staff

New hours of operation at two local landfills is a sign of winter. Winter hours start Nov. 1 at the Greater Vernon and Armstrong-Spallumcheen landfills. “Effective Nov. 6, the recycling and disposal facilities will be closed Sundays until the end of February, but both RDFs are conveniently open throughout the week and remain open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,” said Dale Danallanko, operations manager.

The winter hours (Nov. 1 to Feb. 28) for the Greater Vernon landfill are: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday - Closed The winter hours (Nov. 1 to Feb. 28) for the Armstrong-Spallumcheen landfill are: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday - Closed For more information, go to

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FEDORAK - 50th Anniversary Abbott - Weatherill

On Oct. 7 Marshal and Lauretta Fedorak celebrated our 50th anniversary. On Sat. Our children treated us to dinner at the BX Grill. Present to help us celebrate was my sister Jennette, who was my bridesmaid; daughter Tania and husband Tony; son Konrad and wife Cynthia, son Paul and wife Melissa; our grandchildren Ashley, Shelby, Kirsten, Justin, Jarod, Aria, Paige and Tara. Thanks to ALL for making his happy occasion!

Dave and Joanne Weatherill, Michele & Eddie Hawks, and Brian & Kim Abbott are thrilled to share in the announcement of Brad Weatherill and Jenn Abbott’s Engagement! Wedding to take place in May 2012.

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Turanski - Morris Willy Turanski and Cindy Tower, both of Coldstream, B.C., wish to announce the engagement of thier daughter, Sara Turanski to James Morris of Vernon, B.C. James is the son of Darrell & Barbara Morris, of Falkland, B.C. Wedding to take place in Vernon on August 31, 2012.

On September 4th, 2011 a beautiful sunny day Darrin Smith and Brittany Morgan exchanged their wedding vows in Kaloya Beach Park, Oyama. Darrin & Brittany are excited to start their family life together along with Darrin’s son Tyler. Bride is the daughter of Bruce & Irene Morgan, from Vernon. Groom is the son of Dennis Smith and Dorothy Smith, both from Vernon. Reception was held at the Oyama hall - live music by The Goods. Darrin & Britt would like to thank their family and friends for all their help making their special day so memorable.

John and Penny Matheson of Salmon Arm, B.C. and Carol Adams of Calgary, A.B. and Kim Adams of Humboldt, Sask. are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Savanna Ashley Matheson and Mathew Tyler Adams on May 28, 2011. A beautiful country wedding ceremony with close friends and family in attendance was held in Vernon’s Coldstream Park, with Pastor Hellmut Noelle officiating. The Bride’s attendants were Tracy Schmidt as Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids Sherisse MalicSchafer, Shanna Vike and Jackie Spence. The Groom was attended by Steven Schenkeveld as Best Man and Groomsmen Curtis Chaimberlain, Sean Miks and Jason Yablonski. A reception was held in Lumby’s Community Hall where love was felt, merriment was made, toast and wishes were said to Savanna and Matt for all the best as they work and live in Vernon.


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Tonner - Davies

Laird - Gardner Anny Laird and Michael Gardner are pleased to announce that they were married on 28 May 2011 in the ballroom of the Vernon Lodge, with the loving support of Anny’s daughters Elizabeth and Samantha, and Michael’s son Noah, and their family and many friends. They want to thank everyone who attended for making it such a great day, and for their heartfelt support and that as well from those long distant family and friends who could not attend.

Potter - Finnson It is our pleasure, with pride and joy, to inform our families and friends that Kyle and Gwen Announced their Engagement while on vacation in New Zealand this September. Gwen, daughter to Margo and Richard Finnson of Enderby; and Kyle, son to Anne and Steve Potter of Armstrong, live in Fort St. John, B.C. They are planning to marry in Enderby in the Fall of 2012.

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Michele Tonner and Brett Davies were married on August 20th, 2011 at Vernon Okanagan College on a beautiful summer day. Michele is the daughter of Ed & Joanna Tonner and Sylvia and Shane Altwasser, all of Vernon BC. Brett is the son of John and Marlene Davies of Enderby BC. The bride was attended by her sister, Stephanie Tonner, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Christie Beck, Amy Simmt and Stephanie Cail. Damien Demers was the best man. Groomsmen were Bryan Davies, brother of the groom, Brad Mercer and Pat Campbell. Lexie Davies, daughter of bride and groom was the flower girl. Ring bearer was Griffin Seafoot. Dinner and reception followed. The newlyweds reside in Logan Lake BC.

Fisher - Alborough Kali & Riley were married September 10, 2011 in the historic St. Annes church at Okeefe Ranch with family & close friends attending. Reception followed with a dinner and dance at the Lake City Casino Vista room. The couple will continue to reside in Langley B.C.

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June and John Kerr of Coldstream, BC happily announce the marriage of their younger daughter, Jenna Peggy, to Roger Thomas Planden, son of Hilary and Ron Planden of Saanichton, BC. 100 friends and family travelled to celebrate with the happy couple in the ‘sunny’ Okanagan where their vows were exchanged at Centennial Park in Coldstream on July 16, 2011. A reception at Paddlewheel Park, a Stampede Breakfast and a tour on board the ‘Spirit of the Okanagan’ completed their ‘destination’ wedding. The newlyweds will continue to reside in Calgary, AB where Roger is employed by the Calgary Fire Dept. and Jenna is an elementary school teacher. To our daughter and son-in-law, “HapPIEness always!”

The parents of Megan Lee Annand are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter from Okanagan College on January 15, 2011. She was conferred with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting specialization. After helping her Okanagan Business team to a top 5 standing at the 2011 SIFE National University and College Business competition, she accepted a position with Scotia Bank in North Vancouver. Megan’s parents wish to thank all the staff of Okanagan College as well as the many scholarship donors who helped her achieve her academic goals.

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While many people are watching Silver Star Mountain for snow and looking forward to winter sports, there are others who wish they could ski but don’t think it would ever be possible. The Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports program is there to help people of all ages who have disabilities to learn to ski or snowboard to the best of their abilities with equipment suited to each individual. The volunteer instructors are a key part of the program and new instructors are needed each season. “The best part is working with the students,� said volunteer instructor Rob Vat. “Some can walk and talk while others have almost no physical control and cannot communicate. They lift us up with their attitude. Their patience, understanding and forgiveness are uplifting and we are blessed to be around them.� Vat also appreciates the chance to meet the other volunteer instructors and the caregivers. “As a group, the volunteers are caring, fun and free of ego or attitude. They all share a love of skiing and the outdoors. Some of them are retired, some work full or part time. There is a room at the hill where the instructors and students can meet and eat lunch and hang out. There’s lots of banter and laughter,� he said. He feels that being a volunteer instructor has improved his own skiing since he has worked with top-level ski instructors during his training to become a CADS (Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers) certified instructor and a number of the other instructors are longtime professional ski instructors and race coaches. “We often find an hour or two to freeski together, and skiing with high level pros will improve your own skiing automatically.� The volunteers do not have to be top skiers or have coaching experience. Volunteers who are strong blue-run skiers or snowboarders and want to share their love of the sport are welcome to take the training. Volunteers who are not skiers are also needed to be SSASS board or committee members and coordinate or assist with programs and on-hill or fundraising events. The families of SSASS programs are grateful for the opportunity. “We moved from New Brunswick almost three years ago and had no idea


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Peter Lawson and Paul Lawson with sit-skier Pippa Blake. The Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports program invites people of all ages who have disabilities to consider learning to ski or snowboard. what type of activities our son, Joshua, 12, who has Prader Willi Syndrome, would or could be involved in,� said Lesley Dugas. “Joshua has always been rather sedentary and did not enjoy outdoor activities especially in the winter. It has often been easier to go to the dentist than to take Joshua out in the snow.� When the family arrived in Vernon, Dugas was directed to the SSASS website.

“It seemed too good to be true.� — Lesley Dugas “It seemed too good to be true — volunteers taking the time and accepting the responsibility of dealing with Josh on a ski hill seemed far fetched. We are now in our fourth year with SSASS and what a difference it has made. Joshua started off very timid and now he cannot wait to start each ski season with his SSASS instructors. They have made such a huge impact on Joshua’s mobility, strength and balance,� she said. Dugas explained that one of the biggest challenges with Prader Willi Syndrome children is that their metabolism is extremely slow and they have weight gain

and food issues. “Joshua now tends to slim down in the winter because he is involved in skiing and this impacts upon him all year round,� she said. “As a parent, it is sometimes difficult to involve Joshua in activities because he doesn’t really enjoy them. Skiing for him is one of the activities that he truly enjoys and he believes that in the near future he will be able to ski with his family. We look forward to that day each year. We cannot wait to hit the fresh powder with Joshua as a family. Every time we pick him up from his lesson he has learned something new and he improves, whether it is better confidence or a physical skill. “The volunteers of SSASS have made life in the Okanagan special for a specialneeds child and his family. We appreciate all volunteers helping with this organization.� SSASS is a non-profit society supported by fundraisers and donations. The Annual Skiers Ball, an evening featuring dinner, auction and entertainment, will be held Nov. 26. The Carter Classic, to be held Feb. 4, is a day of racing fun which helps support the overall program. The training will be held in December as snow permits. For more information on volunteering or to become a student in the program, contact or 250-260-3737.


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Bill Van de Braak works on a carving of a cougar. The North Okanagan Carvers Society open house is Oct. 25. rience. All you have to do here is sit down with a piece of wood and there will be somebody standing over your shoulder with suggestions,” said Don. “I’ve learned how much I’ve got to learn. There’s so much you can do with wood and knives. There’s no limit to it.” While most of the

carvers use hand tools, some use power tools if their hands are not strong or for special effects. The group has a library of books and videos for members’ use and keeps the membership fee at $35 a year, just enough to cover costs. The meetings are held Tuesday afternoons at

the Arts Centre weekly except for holidays and summer break. Bill Van de Braak, an experienced carver, was at a meeting for the first time. “Everyone is friendly and there’s good information, I can see that there are some tricks I can learn. For me, carving is great relaxation. When I’m carving, all I’m thinking about is keeping my fingers intact, and troubles disappear,” he said. Brenda Groeneboer joined the society last year, and is working on an advanced project, a ball in a cage. “There’s so much talent in this group and everybody is willing to share their knowledge,” she said. The society’s open house and show of members’ work for prospective new members takes place Oct. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. For more information call Don at 250542-1907.

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magine riding 40,000 to bring attention and awareness to the stigma km on your bicycle around mental illness. across Canada, “Mental illness is through Central and not a weakness of charSouth America over to acter it is a disease. And Thailand, Vietnam to with most things that China, through Europe can make you and across sick, a bit of Canada, and education, numerous treatment places in and empathy between. can go a long The way in makphysical and ing a person emotional better. Isn’t strength this it about time must take Michele Blais our society is incredwas healthy ible to me. enough to allow people And to do it to bring afflicted with a mental attention to mental illness to heal? Isn’t it health — Michael about time we stopped Schratter is amazing. being accomplices His Ride Don’t Hide world campaign is rais- in suffering?” This is quoted from an article ing funds for mental Michael wrote for 24 health. The purpose of hours where he is a this incredible feat is


contributing writer in addition to being a Grade 5 school teacher in Vancouver. What a role model he is for his students, a hero for young and old, a person to admire and to appreciate for their accomplishments and their messages of hope. Michael grew up in Vernon. He is hoping to raise $100,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association. You can donate online at www. Depression, mental illness, suicide: we need to talk about it openly. Michael has a column, Silence is Dangerous, and I quote, “One of the main enduring stigmas about mental illness, particularly for men, is that it is a sign of weak-

ness. From an early age boys are socialized to be tough, to not cry. They internalize their pain and repress their feelings and fears. This silence can be fatal.” Let us not bury our heads in the sand or turn the other way when we see someone we care about suffering. Talk to them, get information, seek help. As parents we need to raise our sons and daughters to express their feelings, to allow them to ask questions, communicate openly and be wholly human. And at the same time as we do this for our children, we need to do this for ourselves, as mothers and fathers our own mental health and whole health is important.

One woman’s story of struggle and hope SHARON DURANT Special to The Morning Star

Joan experienced severe depression over two years. She knew something was wrong. Her life had changed from being a happy-golucky person who loved shopping and socializing to someone who didn’t want to answer the phone, go out or have anyone over. “It creeps up on you but by the time it was most severe I couldn’t even get up off the couch to go outside, it felt like I was in a dark hole with no way out,” she said. It was two years before she made supper again. Joan felt as though there was no support, partly due to the isolation. The exception was her husband and daughter who helped get her through many days. Joan said it was huge having her daughter understand what she was going through and pushing her to get help. There was one thing that Joan managed to do throughout those two years and that was to attend Toastmasters. She’s not sure what made her go, perhaps it validated her as a person; she would win ribbons and that would lift her up for a while. She remembers having to talk for one of the spontaneous Table Talks and spoke about depression

giving a toast to “those who suffer in silence.” From the encouragement of her daughter and desperately needing to make a change, Joan sought help. It was that help where she was able to talk about things that she didn’t even know were bothering her. Initially it was Joan’s family physician that referred her to mental health. Joan began attending the 10-week day program, seeing a counselor and a psychiatrist. In conjunc-

tion with therapy, Joan is on medication for her depression. More recently she attended an assertiveness course at the Family Resource Centre. It was about six months into this that she began to feel that she could start to function again although she quickly adds “I still have those days, but now I have strategies from all that support I received. “People should say that they need help.” Women are about twice as likely as men

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TRINKETS AND TREASURES AUCTION The Greater Vernon ur world is increasingly complex so it’s no wonder that today’s youth might have Museum & Archives will be holding its first Trinkets & Treasures issues to deal with that older generations can’t imagAuction at Antique Imports Oct. 16 at 1 p.m., 3021 – 29th Ave. ine. Capsule College presents David Rossi, an awardProceeds from sale go directly to the museum! winning youth mentor, who will demonstrate for us how he THE DOG’O’POGO AGILITY TRIAL is being held indoors at the Agriplex in the Armstrong fair grounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. uses stories and humour to build independence and self-reliance 16. Plan to spend a few hours or the whole day watching this excitin some of these youth as they struggle with personal, enviing dog sport! Always fun to watch the different breeds, sizes and ronmental, and social issues on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 dog personalities maneuver through the obstacle courses of jumps, – 11:30 a.m. at the Halina Centre (in Vernon’s Rec Centre). tunnels, teeter and weaves for the fastest time or the highest points. David uses common sense and critical thinking to help others Come on out and cheer us on! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The PIN Crisis Intervention Society is realize their full potential. This third Capsule College presennow accepting applications and booking interviews for our fall tation is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Crisis Line Volunteer training. Training begins Oct. 28 and is 30 Women (Vernon Branch). Proceeds fund two $1,500 scholhours in length. You will experience personal growth and become arships for students at Okanagan College. Admission at the competent in active listening techniques, empowering others to door: $7 each, $4 for students. Everyone is welcome. Information: 250-542-0892. help themselves and crisis assessment. For an interview or more information, call the program office at 545-8074. THE VERNON JAZZ SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Bean Scene; Saturdays, 6 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028. ANAF LADIES AUXILIARY MEETING Oct. 17; executive at 6 p.m., Oct. 16 at the club, 3000-31st St. (above Nolans) starting at 2 p.m. ECKANKAR Meets the 11 a.m. at the Halina club room on the general at 7 p.m. Positions available on the board and all members are encouraged to third Sunday for a community HU song. THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The first, third, and fifth Monday attend and vote. For details please see ELKS MEGA MEAT DRAW Third Sunday of each month at 3103- of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. PLANT WALK GUIDED HIKE IN ELLISON PROVINCIAL PARK 30th St. Doors open 1 p.m. Hot dogs, 50/50 and meat basket. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. For more inforOct. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. We will identify plants we come across and OKANAGAN CHINESE BAPTIST CHURCH Worship in Cantonese mation contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. learn about their uses as food and medicine, special emphasis on lichen with Mandarin interpretation every third Sunday of the month start- ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Shuffleboard and moss. Meet at parking lot before Ellison turn-off. Suggested dona- ing at 2 p.m. at Vernon Faith Baptist Church, 3908-27th St. Mondays at 7 p.m. tion is $5 per person. Call Mikaela at 250-545-2441 for details. CRIB TOURNAMENT Third Sunday of every month at Schubert THERAPEUTIC BREATHING EXERCISES Presented by Blue Eagle A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP Oct. 16 from 3 - 4 Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Cost $10. Registrations by 9:30 a.m. Bring Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc. p.m. (held every other Sunday), Inner Light Yoga Studio, 2807-44 a partner. Tournament starts 10 a.m. The Coffee Shop is open for Classes provide tools for relief, better quality of life and energy. Ave., Vernon, beside the Red Cross. Followed by a meditation circle, breakfast, lunch and/or snacks. For inquiries, call 545-6240. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at People Place, by donation 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come for one or both events for a wonderful after- BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every only. Contact Melissa at noon of sharing and connecting. All welcome! Suggested donation $5 Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles AN EVENING OF YOGA Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32 Ave., for each event. See for info. hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $6. Tables for rent for $10 Mondays 6-8 p.m. The evening includes a breathing exercise, OKANAGAN-SHUSWAP SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION per spot outside. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month beginners yoga (45 mins), meditation with music and vegetarian Meets every third Sunday 1 p.m., Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more information. dinner. Everyone welcome. By donation. Call Dena Findlay at 546-6223 or Lorna Carter at 546-3318. Breakfast & Flea Market AD that the Mega Meat Draw is the 24th HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE 50+ are welcome to come out for MISSION BOUTIQUE Our volunteers and staff are overwhelmed at 2pm. Much appreciated a fun game of bridge, 3310-37th Ave., Monday and Friday from with the generosity and quality of donations we are receiving from our 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our newly community. Come by and see the bargains in our clothing, footwear renovated billiard and shuffleboard room is now open. Enjoy a and also amazing vintage items that will take you down memory lane. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at game Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from Thank-you, Vernon! All proceeds go 100 per cent into your commu- the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome, listeners and dancers 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canasta is Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. nity. We are at 2708 – 34th St. under the big blue awning. also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192 for more information. to 2:30 p.m. Chair yoga Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., floor curling THE UNCHANGED GOSPEL STORY We invite you to listen to the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Ladies Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for info. story, told simply and freely, every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., Schubert Auxiliary meets Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. All members are urged to attend and TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETS Mondays at First Centre, 3505-30th Ave., Vernon. Call 250-801-4739 for info. bring a friend. 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Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503- from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the People Place in room 6 downstairs. 3260 or 1-866-918-3574. in The Morning Star’s May Taylor’s presentation “Fish Farming in B.C: an Overview” will SMARTIES DROP-IN ART PROGRAM, GALLERY VERTIGO All be followed by a group discussion. New members and visitors welRemembrance Day publication ages welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in for some fun. come. Contact Nadine at 250-549-1479. by November 1st, 2011. Everyone welcome! Suggested donation: $3 per person. Children VERNON STAMP 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Teens welcome too. CLUB MEETS Mail your photos and High school students interested in art invited to assist at workshops, Third Monday of information to: which happen every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is the month, 6:30 The Morning Star upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon, across from to 8:30 p.m. at Attention: Nolan’s Drugs. 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Community Calendar OCTOBER 17 GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more information, phone 250-549-3328. REBEKAH LODGE meets every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Schubert Centre. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES The Vernon Aerie meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003. \


Cadet Camp. Sea Cadets are boys and girls from 12 to 18 years of age. Registration fee is $20. Further information is available from the commanding officer at 250-503-8345. LUMBY ARTISTIC CONNECTIONS Weekly (drop-in) Tuesdays noon to - 4 p.m., at the Lumby Community Centre (2250 Shields Ave.) where you can learn to paint or draw using the medium of your choice; watercolour, oils, acrylics or pencil. First two hours you get instruction for $10, after that it’s free. We have supplies on hand to get you started. For more info call: Olena at 250-547-8866. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., A Step Ahead, 2800-33rd St., basement of Gateway Shelter (open to the public, 12 step-meeting). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. ANAF HOSTS SPORTS FUN Darts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Army, Navy & Airforce, in the Hangar. Every level of player welcome. Open crib every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Intercity pool fun league every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. THE ENDERBY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Enderby & District Museum, 903 George St. The Enderby Toastmasters Club provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests and new members always welcome. You can visit to learn more. LUMBY’S MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ox Pub. Our noon-hour meetings enable working people to attend. Toastmasters Clubs are worldwide and for the purpose of teaching communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Drop in as a guest to see what we are all about. For more info., please call Louise at 250-547-6480 or Marena (evenings) at 250-547-9572. TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GROUP A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, at our new location, 2913-29th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. FREEDOM GROUP MEETS Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. VERNON FLYING CLUB Meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at 6210 Tronson Rd. All welcome, and it’s not necessary to be a pilot or own an aircraft to join, just an interest in general aviation. For more info., call Bev Bonner at 549-7087. TUESDAY’S TOGETHER 55+ ladies group meets TOM NOLAN twice a month. Third Tuesday of the month, the 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 information, call Olena at 547-8866. SUSAN CARRIE NORTH OKANAGAN ORCHID SOCIETY Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Arts Centre. Oct. 18, Don Miller will speak on orchid growing on a window sill. Learn

OKANAGAN SYMPHONY SOCIETY AGM Vernon branch holds annual general meeting Oct. 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. at The People Place, 3402 -27th Ave., Vernon. For information, phone 250-260-3056. VERNON SENIORS BRANCH #6 OAPO Oct. 18, it’s our 55th anniversary celebration at the Schubert Centre, 2 p.m.; the public is invited to come and see what we are all about. Door prizes, speakers (short), sing-a-long with Molly Boyd, cake and coffee. See you there! FOSTER PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: INFO. SESSION Find out how you can make a difference to children and families in our community by becoming a foster parent. Information session Oct. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Gathering Place, # 300, 3001– 0th Ave. Info., contact Noelle, 250-558-0939 or JOHN THEOBALD PRESENTS DR. HAMER’S RESEARCH Oct. 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the conference room at the Sandman Inn, Hamer’s documented research on the connection between emotional trauma and disease with special focus on the development of cancer. For details contact Jacquelyn at 250-542-1887. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Oct. 18, lunch at Cattlemen’s Restaurant and a trip to the Pumpkin Patch on St. Anne’s Rd. Very nice fall drive and event. Car pool after coffee; call 260-5238 for info. BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meets Oct. 18 from 7 – 9 p.m., hospital boardroom. Please call Renee at 250-542-6325 for more information. YOUTH TRANSITION FAIR! Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., Vernon Boys and Girls Club gymnasium. An opportunity for youth with disabilities, their families, caregivers and service providers to get together to talk about preparation and opportunities available for youth transitioning to adulthood. Food provided. Call 250-549-5474 for more info. VERNON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church Hall on Alexis Park Drive. Beginners welcome, no partner required and you don’t have to be Scottish! Come check out this social, fun type of dancing. For more information call 250-545-2626. DRAWING LESSONS AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE For beginners, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 542-2877 for info. WOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3.30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704 Highway 6. Experienced carvers come and meet other carvers, share techniques and ideas. New to carving? We’ll help you get started. New members are welcome anytime. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Red Barn, The Shops at Polson Park. Call 260-5238 for more information, or come out for coffee and pick up an activity list. Join us, there is no membership fee. Our group as been meeting for 10 years, we have fun and do all kinds of activities. PAINTING AND ALL THINGS 2D DROP-IN Vernon Community Arts Centre, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. We invite you to work in a group environment where you can meet new people and bounce Date: Wednesday, October 19th ideas around. Work from Time: Class begins at 1pm Location: Shoppers Drug Mart still life or photography in (The Shops At Polson Park Location Only) any media. $3 member/$4 2306 Hwy 6, Vernon B.C. non-member per session. 250-260-8576 Ext. 42 Punch pass available. Call 542-6243 for more info. You are invited to join us on this day to take part in a skincare class presented by VERNON TIMBRETONE Frances Christopher, Christopher, CHORUS Meets Tuesdays the National Trainer for Biotherm Canada. Canada. at 7 p.m. at 2400-46th Ave. (NOCLS building). New On this Special Day, with any purchase of $50 or more in Biotherm, you will members welcome. receive 20% OFF, a $10 Gift Voucher, ROYAL CANADIAN SEA and a Biotherm Gift with Purchase. THE SHOPS AT POLSON PARK CADETS Meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Hut Book your appointment today as seating is limited. B15 at the Vernon Army We look forward to seeing you, Your Cosmetic Team at Shoppers in Polson Mall




how easy these wonderful plants are to keep and which ones to select and have bloom year after year. Also, our autumn silent auction. More information, please call Elsie Gerdes at 250-546-1939. KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. For more information, call 545-8650. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at noon. All 19 and over welcome. For more information, call 250-542-2877. ARMSTRONG LIONS CLUB, BINGO Every Tuesday at the Oddfellows Hall, 3005 Wood Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird starts 6:50 p.m. SENIORS LUNCHES AT ARMSTRONG LEGION Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $6. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8455. AA MEETINGS Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 320527th St. (back door), Vernon. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Open mtg. (X), Upper Room Mission, 4:30 p.m., upstairs, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. Meeting (X), open meeting 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Meeting (H) open, 7:30 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon. (H) open meeting, 8 p.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon. (H). Handicap access (X) no access. DRIVE-THRU BREAKFAST 2011 DOWNTOWN SAFEWAY Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., by donation, with 100 per cent of all proceeds to breast cancer research in B.C. Prizes to be won — drive, walk or ride! We are at 3417-30th Ave. VERNON ARMY CADETS Is in full swing for another fun-filled year and it’s all free! If you’re 12 to 18 years and looking for fun, adventure, challenge, friends and travel, then join us Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Brigadier Murphy Armoury, 1900-29th St., Vernon, for the experience of a lifetime! For more information, call Capt. Blain at 250-547-6403 or leave message at 250-503-1705. BUSINESS AFTER FIVE Oct. 18, Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, co-hosted by Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Vernon Association, 4 to 7 p.m. (note time change this month, as it’s a trade fair), #200, 3400-30th Ave. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB TUESDAY RAMBLE Sunset Properties hike, meet Curling Club parking lot for 10 a.m. departure. Ankle-hiking boots, lunch and water required. Call Brian at 250-549-2496 for details.

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Falcon takes flight to valleywide fanfare Okanagan Symphony has a few reasons to toot its own horn for season opener Morning Star Staff

Trumpets are sounding and dancers are leaping for the arrival of one of Canada’s most renowned composers as part of the opening of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s new season. The symphony takes the stage for an uplifting performance of The Falcon’s Trumpet by R. Murray Schafer, who is in the Okanagan this week to catch the creative collaboration as it premieres in Kelowna and Vernon. “This is a cultural happening in the Okanagan that is singular in the world,” said OSO manager Scott Wilson. Schafer is acknowledged worldwide as the pioneer of sound ecology, incorporating the quixotic and captivating sounds of nature into his music, which has resulted in compositions that are quintessentially Canadian, but universally appealing, said OSO music director Rosemary Thomson, who will conduct the orchestra through The Falcon’s Trumpet. A piece for orchestra that plays with the relationship of sound and space, The Falcon’s Trumpet is inspired by birds of prey in flight. “Schafer places the orchestra in unusual configurations with a semicircle of players on stage and small groups of players backstage and throughout the audience,” said Thomson. “I love the surround sound quality of this piece. The sense of space that Murray creates makes it a perfect piece for dance and I was thrilled when David (LaHay) agreed to this exciting collaboration.” Accompanying the OSO’s performance of The Falcon’s Trumpet will be one of Canada’s 10 professional ballet companies, Ballet Kelowna, which is making the world premiere of its choreography, created by artistic director LaHay, to the composition. LaHay has previously danced to Schafer’s music and says he is particularly inspired by the opportunities for physical expression. Also joining the symphony will be acclaimed Canadian musician Guy Few, who last visited Vernon when he performed with bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson for the North Okanagan Community Concert Association last season. In demand as a trumpeter, cornist and pianist, Few is renowned for his virtuosi-


Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer is in the Okanagan this week.


Renowned trumpeter Guy Few is returning to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, this time as guest solo artist to perform R. Murray Schafer’s The Falcon’s Trumpet with the Okanagan Symphony and Ballet Kelowna, Sunday, Oct. 23. ty, musicianship and outstanding talent. Acclaimed as “outrageously gifted” and “quite simply phenomenal” by Montreal’s Le Devoir, Few has appeared with prestigious orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Quebec Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra to name a few. As a chamber musician, he performs on a regular basis with Mackie Jackson as a duo, in the Bellows and Brass trio with Alain Trudel and Joseph Petric, as well as with pianist

Stephanie Mara. Last season, he was the recipient of the 2010 Touring Artist of the Year Award, and he continues his busy touring schedule with dozens of recitals across the country this season. Few and Schafer will be in attendance for the week of rehearsals, community outreach events and performances, and will lead educational workshops for teachers and the wider community and take part in panel discussions. Two of those open to the public will take place at the UBC Okanagan campus in

Kelowna where Schafer and Few, along with LaHay and Thomson, will discuss their collaboration on The Falcon’s Trumpet, and how theory and practice are intertwined in the artistic process. Born in Sarnia, Ont. in 1933, Schafer has won national and international acclaim not only for his achievements as a composer, opening truly new directions in music, but also as an educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, visual artist and provocateur. After receiving a licentiate in piano through England’s Royal Schools of Music in 1952, he pursued further studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, followed by periods of study in Austria and England, which encompassed literature, philosophy, music and journalism. A prolific composer, he has written works ranging from orchestral compositions to choral music as well as musical theatre and multimedia performances. Schafer’s talk at UBC Okanagan takes place Monday at 7 p.m. in the administration building, room 026, and a conversation on creativity and collaboration happens Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences building, room 103. Both events are open to the public and admission is free. Besides The Falcon’s Trumpet, the OSO will perform Cantus Arcticus by Rautavaara, Quiet City by Copland and Gli Uccelli (The Birds) by Respighi at its performance in Vernon. The concert happens Oct. 23 at the Performing Arts Centre starting at 7 p.m. A pre-concert chat will take place at 6 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469,

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Bircher whose works be on stage for a new arvest is such will be on display along ballet interpretation of a marvelwith 24 Okanagan artists the music. The show ous time of specializing in threestarts at 7 p.m. and you year. From the bliss of dimensional contempocan call the Ticket Seller autumn leaves, occarary artwork. Admission for tickets. sional Halloween decois free and the hours of Local filmmaker rations popping up, to operation are available Jim Elderton the bounty online at www.ticket(Sveva, of pumpkins Prisoner available in As we’re drawing of Vernon, every direcPassion for Fire close to Halloween tion, this night, get yourself into and more) season is all the spirit with these is back with about variety spooky-themed events: his new fulland adding Oct. 29 is the sixth length film a little someannual Walk of Terror Oct. 26. thing extra to Brian van Wensem taking place amongst Curtain your daily life. the moonlit woods at Call is a The arts Caravan Farm Theatre. glimpse into the also offer a plentiful Walking dead, ghastly backstage and behindarray in the coming spirits, deranged little the-scenes world of weeks. Whether you’re girls and a murder of theatre. This documenlooking for music, birds are sure to tickle tary follows Olympian dance, art or just a your bones starting at simple walk in a haunted Camille Martens 7 p.m., with musical leading the Cirque forest, it’s yours for the guests The Star Captains Theatre Company with taking. bringing you ‘70s soulOkanagan Rhythmic Rodney Brown has inspired music startGymnastics towards released 10 albums in his 30-year music career. their 2010 stage produc- ing at 8 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased tion of Charlie and the This award winning through the Ticket Seller. Chocolate Factory. singer/songwriter from Fright Night, touted The event starts Ontario will be performas the “Okanagan’s ing a folk and roots con- at 8 p.m. featuring biggest Halloween a special live perforcert at the Powerhouse party,” is at the Wesbild mance by the Cirque Theatre Thursday startCentre Oct. 29 startTheatre Company and ing at 7 p.m. ing at 8 p.m. Deejays Okanagan Rhythmic His recent album, from around the world Gymnastics before the North Land, culminates will be there includfilm. Tickets are on sale two years of research into the people, explora- through the Ticket Seller. ing Felguk, AC Slater, Nicky Romero, Drop the Ashpa Naira is holdtions and events that Lime, Smalltown DJs, ing an art show open defined our Canadian Terravita, Steve Duda to the public from Oct. boundaries. Tickets are and more. Tickets are 27 to 30 in the Marie available through the available through the Fleming Hall at the Ticket Seller by calling Ticket Seller. Performing Arts Centre. 549-SHOW (7469). And make sure Headlining Sculpture Sunday, Oct. 23, is to visit the Okanagan and Arte Funktional the new collaborative Science Centre’s 2011 is artist Stephan work between Ballet Kelowna and the FALL SPECIAL! Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Falcon’s Trumpet is a soaring work by ANY ITEM COMBO ONLY $ 99 renowned Canadian composer R. Murray EAT IN OR TAKE OUT Schafer and the musiTHE SHOPS AT ANDERSON CROSSING cians will be situated (Next to the Brick) POLSON PARK 2306 Highway 6, Vernon 5601 Anderson Way, Vernon for surround sound 778.475.5757 778.475.5775 throughout the audiOpen Sundays at Both Locations ence. Meanwhile dancers Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit one coupon per customer. Valid at both locations until Oct. 31, 2011 from Ballet Kelowna will







Haunted House fundraiser. This haunted house is open from Oct. 21 to 23 and 27 to 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. A

Fund Raiser for MacKenzie Camp

junior haunted house is offered for younger children on those dates, except Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 • 7:30 pm St. Andrew’s United Church 1110 Belvedere Street, Enderby, BC

Ken Smedley and The George Ryga Center present Friday, Oct 28 - 8 PM Zion United Church Hall, Armstrong

11th Annual

Contenders Tour

Friday, Nov 4 - 8 PM Vernon Kal Lake Campus Theatre




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12 adult, $8 youth (6-16), $35 family. Children under 6 free.

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Political thriller needs more spin The Ides of March: ★★★

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tion –– while it is gritty olitics can be a very dirty business. –– probably hurts his project in the energy And in a movie department. The film is like The Ides of March, a wee bit lethargic. the dirtier, the better. Clooney plays Directed by and starDemocratic ring George candidate Gov. Clooney Mike Morris, (even though engaged in a he takes a presidential backseat role primary in the in front of swing state of the camera, Ohio. Gosling allowing is his press Ryan Gosling to take the Jason Armstrong secretary, Stephen wheel of what Meyers. should be yet While he scoffs at another star-making one media member’s vehicle), The Ides of March is a crackling gem suggestion that he “drank the Kool-Aid,” as far as performances it’s obvious that Meyers go: Clooney, Gosling believes in his guy to a and Paul Giamatti especially bring their A-game dangerous level. That, bolstered by his ideto March. But Clooney’s alistic stances on the bare bones presentaissues, Morris is somehow beyond corruption. Uh huh. Right. Meyers’ mentor FOR ADVANCE TICKETS GO TO is Paul Zara (Phillip POLSON PLACE MALL #275 - 2306 HIGHWAY #6, VERNON TEL: 250-542-1107 Seymour Hoffman), **PASS RESTRICTED Community Day, Free Movies! - October 22 @ 9 am Morris’ rumpled and


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Enderby’s Anglican Church Women have invited celebrated vocalist George “Geordie� Roberts back to his hometown to perform as their guest singer in a special concert taking place today. Entitled A Suitcase Full of Memories, the concert of show tunes and popular music is in memory of Roberts’ aunt Betty Halksworth, from whom he inherited a suitcase of sheet music. Born in Enderby, Roberts graduated from the then newly-opened A.L. Fortune Secondary School in 1978. He went on to graduate from the University of British Columbia’s school of music. He now makes his home in North Vancouver with his wife, Frances, and sons, Aidan and Garreth and Liam, and presented his first fund-raising concert in Enderby in 1998, in support of the museum society. Roberts has performed on numerous recordings and CBC Radio broadcasts as both a soloist and a member with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the a cappella quartet Fourtissimo, which specializes in vocal jazz and renaissance repertoire. His solo career has included engagements with Early Music Vancouver, Trinity

Geordie Roberts Western University, the Vancouver Symphony, Masterpiece Music, Festival Vancouver and many community organizations in the Lower Mainland. He has also been the vocal instructor at Langley’s West Coast Family Music Festival for the past 19 years. In May, 2000, he was honoured to be the conductor of the Provincial Youth Choir in Victoria and in May, 2003, he was the conductor at the provincial seniors’ Chorfest in North Vancouver.

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‘Italian American Reconciliation’ by John Patrick Shanley directed by Bev Steeves Presented by special permission of Dramatists Play Service Inc.


‘The Woman in Black’ by Stephen Mallatratt directed by Matt Brown Presented with special permission of Samuel French Ltd.

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Grant Family “10 decades of jazzy hit tunes� with trumpet, piano & lots of drums!

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IAN JOHNSTONE We know that a pharmacist invented Coca Cola back in 1886. But what we didn’t know was that a pharmacist ďŹ rst created the sundae back in 1892. He added cherry syrup and a candied cherry to a couple of scoops of ice cream for a local minister of the church one Sunday. He wanted to patent it as a Sunday but since the day of the week wasn’t patentable, called it a sundae instead. True story! October is Eye Health Month. As we age, regular eye exams are really important. If you haven’t had your eyes checked in the past few years, do it soon. Often, changes in the eye can be detected early enough to start treatment to avoid the vision deteriorating. Depression affects about one in ten men. The symptoms can sometimes appear as drinking more or becoming difďŹ cult to live with. Interestingly, where women often gain weight when depressed, men seem to lose weight. Depression is something that should not be ignored. See your doctor for help. If you doctor ďŹ nds that medication may help your depression, give it at least one month before deciding if it is working or not. It can be frustrating but these medications do take time to take effect. Be patient. You know you are getting older when you have too much room in your house but not enough room in your medicine cabinet. If you aren’t sure if a medication is okay to keep, call our pharmacists. We can help.

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He has twice conducted massed choirs for the United churches of the Lower Mainland anniversary worship services, and is a faculty member at the Capilano University music department in North Vancouver, and the music co-ordinator at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver. In addition to his busy singing, teaching and conducting schedule, Roberts is also a gifted accompanist and coach. A published composer and arranger, his choral music is available on the Cypress label. Today’s concert will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Enderby, 1106 Belvedere St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door, with funds going to help complete the stained glass memorial window project at St. George’s Anglican Church. There will be a coffee social after the concert.


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Harry Rusk Come and hear Harry share his amazing Tesimony and enjoy this internationally renown Country Gospel Singer. Born in Northern B.C. Harry met the legendary Hank Snow while recovering from Tuberculosis in an Edmonton Hospital. 20 years later, he was invited by Hank to sing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Since then, Harry has appeared on TV in Canada and the US as a Gospel Singer and has received numerous awards. Saturday, Oct. 22 , 2011 Tickets $20.00 For tickets or Information 6:30 pm 250-542-5961 542-5961 or call 250Schubert Centre 250-308-9404 3505 - 30th Ave. or pick up at: Vernon, BC “Attridge Ski Shop”

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Matt Brown checks out the creepy basement inside the Okanagan Science Centre for the upcoming very scary Haunted House.

“Muhahahahahaha!!” Get ready for heartpounding, eye-widening, scream-inducing fun when the Okanagan Science Centre hosts its annual Haunted House fundraiser starting next weekend. This year’s theme is the Carnival of Screams, where you pay to get in, and pray to get out! The high-tech walking show will combine the wonders of science and technology with the thrills and chills of Halloween. “Come see what happens when nightmares come true as you journey though the labyrinth of mysterious halls and rooms of the Okanagan’s most infamous Haunted House,” said Science Centre director Sandi Dixon. This year features many exhibits highlighting the

science behind the scare. Electronics, animatronics, and good old fashioned creepiness will have you shivering in your shoes as you explore the centre’s three spooked-out floors. The auditions for the Haunted House’s all-new theatrical production, helmed by local actor/ director Matt Brown, has wielded all kinds of ghosts, ghouls, and beasties that will have visitors wondering what is around the next corner, added Dixon. And there’s still lots of fun for the younger set with the Junior Haunted House, which is specifically geared for children under 10 years old, families and the faint of heart. “There will be no actors and the lights will be on,” said Dixon. “It features all-new, handson activities and super

science fun. Families can learn something new in every room while exploring two floors decked out for Halloween.” Costumes are optional. The Very Scary Haunted House opens Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 to 23, as well as Thursday through Monday, Oct. 27 to 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Junior Haunted House is open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, and Oct. 27 to 31 from noon to 4 p.m. Both take place at the Okanagan Science Centre, in Polson Park. Funds from the admission charge go to support the non-profit, charitable organization that provides hands-on science fun and education to Okanagan families. More information is available at www.okscience. ca.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS Snowbird offers piece of mind After house sitting for relatives over the last few winters, Dawn Sharman is taking her service to the public. Her newly created company, Snowbird Safety, is there for people who head south when temperatures drop. The company provides regular home inspections for North Okanagan residents – including Vernon, Spallumcheen, Silver Star, Coldstream, Predator Ridge, Oyama and Lavington – when they are away. “We are here so you can go away on your vacation worry free knowing your biggest investment is being monitored,” said Sharman. Home checks are offered three times a week, or more frequently if preferred by insurance providers. This includes inspection of both the exterior property and inside the home. In addition to checking on the furnace, electrical appliances, Snowbird Safety also ensures plants get watered, fish are fed, mail is gathered and snow is shovelled. Sharman will also move curtains and blinds, and alternate light timers to make homes appear occupied. Completed checklists will be e-mailed to the homeowner at the end of each month. Home inspection contracts are accepted on short- and long-term basis. Snowbird also offers extra services such as stocking the refrigerator with common needs (eggs, bread and milk) for a customer’s return; long-term cat sitting (food, litter and cuddles); full house cleaning services; and airport transports. For those planning on being away from home for a prolonged period, Sharman suggests simple pointers like installing lights around dark windows and doors, trimming branches and bushes that could conceal a burglar, storing outdoor summer items, and turning turn off the main water line to avoid freezing pipes.

BDO settles into new Nixon Wenger building New home, better service. The move of BDO’s Vernon office to Nixon Wenger’s new building on 30th Avenue is a step forward for the financial firm. “The partners and staff of BDO feel that this move will help us to better serve our clients and attract staff. We are ecstatic to be in our new location and are proud to support growth in Vernon’s downtown core,” said Greg Hamilton, partner of BDO. The firm is happy to offer North Okanagan businesses and individuals an increased range of services including assurance, accounting, taxation, valuations, scientific research and experimental development claims, business transition planning, litigation support and financial recovery services. Recently, BDO welcomed Donna Mihalcheon and her staff, formerly of KPMG’s consumer insolvency practice, to its financial recovery services team, and Brian Lundy to the Okanagan SRED team.

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O’Reilly savvy storyteller GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor

Every product, service and business has a story worth telling. The trick is to discover what that story is and how best to relay it to consumers, says marketing whiz Terry O’Reilly. The host of the popular CBC Radio One/Sirius Satellite radio show, The Age of Persuasion, was at the Prestige Hotel Friday morning to present The Power of Storytelling at a breakfast seminar hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. “The thing about a great story is it makes you feel something. It’s aimed at your heart, not your head,” said O’Reilly, an award-winning copywriter and cofounder of Pirate Radio & Television. “A great story lasts. It parks in the heart and they’ll carry it with them. It isn’t just a barrage of information.” An avid advertising history buff, O’Reilly says some of the best marketing ideas were laid in the first half of the 20th century. Through his own experience, he realized early in his 30-year career that storytelling would become a powerful tool in his advertising arsenal. “The times I would do it would be enormous successes, and the times I didn’t would be hit and miss,” he said. “Every time I was able to find a great story I could express creatively, the return on that was always much bigger and much more consistent. Over time, I just started connecting the dots.” One look at O’Reilly’s night stand confirms his quenchless thirst for knowledge. On his current reading list are: Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History by historian Bill Laws; a publication on great obituaries; a biography of the Smothers Brothers; and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards’ latest autobiographical offering, Life. — Terry “I’m innately curious. I love to ask questions and I’m endlessly fascinated by the human condition,” said O’Reilly. As he addressed the packed Prestige conference room, O’Reilly made sure to differentiate between products and benefits, and what they mean to consumers. He used an example of a tool shop selling 3/4-inch drill bits, facetiously suggesting they would be better off selling


Terry O’Reilly presents The Power of Storytelling to a crowd Friday at the Prestige Hotel. 3/4-inch holes. “You have to turn features into benefits for the customers. They don’t buy your product, they buy the benefit,” he explained. O’Reilly has a knack for delving into his potpourri of wisdom and taking two seemingly unrelated concepts and putting them in context. He cited Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and put a marketing spin on it. “Even the tiniest advantage in a plant or O’Reilly animal was conclusive enough for that animal to survive. So if you have a small benefit (in business), celebrate it. If you have a big benefit, hallelujah,” he grinned. O’Reilly disagrees with the notion that consumers have shorter attention spans these days. He countered by saying it has more to do with the amount of information society is bombarded with on a daily basis.

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He urges marketers and business owners to spend more time engaging clients and presenting a genuine story about their companies and services. He likened it to sitting through a two-hour movie in the theatre. If the movie is good, the time flies. “If your story is good, they will listen,” said O’Reilly. “Every product and every service has a genuine story built into it. Stories can add value, value creates margin, and margin creates profit.” To those just beginning to unearth their stories, O’Reilly offered: “One place to start is with your customers. Listen to your customers, ask them questions... ‘What brought you here, what have you heard about us, what do you like about us, what don’t you like about us?’ “Think about your own history. Why did your company start? What was the vision of the founder? What were some of the great things on the way? What’s unique about your product or service that you do a little bit different or better than my competitor?”

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Predator Ridge Resort has a leadership role on the board as vice-president. Joining her, are Jodi Koenig, a skilled financial services consultant from Summit Financial Planners, and Dauna Kennedy Grant, from the not-forprofit sector, representing the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Trevor Koenig (no relation to Jodi) brings an extra burst of energy, or maybe it’s just the George Duffy caffeine, from Blenz Coffee, and now that the new store has opened at the Nixon Wenger building, he will be putting that energy to work at the chamber. Randy Kazemir, from The Mortgage Group, also joins the board this year, bringing a stability and integrity to the team. A pair of younger entrepreneurs in specialty fields round out the elected directors this year. Matt Davidson, from Sage Environmental Consulting Ltd., brings a scientific viewpoint, while Jaron Chasca from Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services finishes off the team.


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There are also four appointees to the chamber board. These positions are non-voting, informational positions, to add a community viewpoint to the business focus of the group. Mary-Jo O’Keefe of MJO Tours is the current City of Vernon representative; Pat Cochrane takes off his Vernon Lock and Safe hat and wears the District of Coldstream hat at the chamber table; Lorna Robb of Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio is a new appointee from the Downtown Vernon Association (DVA); and Kyla MacAulay of Gumtree Catering represents Junior Chamber International (JCI) and brings tasty bites to the board meetings. Profiles and pictures of the board and chamber executive can be found online at www., and you can often meet the directors at many of our events like this week’s Business After Four Trade Fair, co-sponsored by the DVA, Tuesday at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. George Duffy is the general manager of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

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Okanagan. “(Neale) brings a wealth of valuJason Neale is the top techie at Accelerate Okanagan Technology able entrepreneurial experience that will support the growth Association. of local technology comNeale, who has a backpanies and inspire people ground in cellular technology, to start and grow techdigital networks and satellite nology companies,� said systems, was appointed CEO Douglas Corbishley, chair of of the not-for-profit organiAccelerate Okanagan. zation. He is the founder of Under Neale’s leadership, OmniGlobe Networks, a serOmniGlobe became the vice provider of broadband Jason Neale fastest growing technology internet and cellular service company in Canada in 2007 and was to remote regions around the world. Formed in late 2010 through ranked in the top-10 Deloitte Fast 50 the amalgamation of the Okanagan Technology companies in 2010. It sold Research and Innovation Centre in early 2011. Neale holds a PhD in electrical sys(ORIC) and the Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC), tems engineering from the University Accelerate Okanagan is a technology- of Essex in the United Kingdom, as focused organization with a mission well as executive MBAs from London to increase the number of technology Business School, and Columbia companies that start and grow in the Business School.


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MALAYSIA - The old man flashes me a toothless grin. “Welcome to Melaka”, he says. “And to Medan Portugis kampung. My name is Manuel Rodrigues.” Rodrigues is of mixed Malay and Portuguese descent, and his family, have lived in this small village for four centuries. While our tour bus rests under the shade of a nearby tree, he tells me that the Portuguese Square was built in the 1980s by the Malaysian government to honour the historical ethnicity of his community. “Look around,” he urges, waving me towards the village. “This is what remains of our world.” By that I assume he means the colonial world of Portugal’s 150-year occupation of Melaka. Today, as I stand looking west across the Straits of Malacca, the sea glints under a blazing sky, and a warm salt-laden breeze wafts against my skin. On this Sunday morning, the settlement wears an air of dreamy tranquillity as it dozes in the sun. Melaka’s past, however, was far from peaceful. Founded by the Sumatran Prince, Parmeswara, in 1400, the city rapidly became the most lucrative trading port in the East. Its prosperity proved to be a double-edged sword. The avaricious Portuguese wrested the city from the Sultan of Malacca in 1511, and built the formidable A Formosa Fort. The Dutch then arrived on the scene in 1641 and took centre stage for the next couple of centuries. The British, in their turn, were paramount from 1826 and, except for the Japanese occupation during the Second World War, they held Melaka until Malaysia’s independence in 1957. A Formosa Fort suffered damage with each invasion, and the British finally reduced it to rubble. All that remains today is the Porto da Santiago gate which survived thanks to the intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles. I walk through its archway, and up a winding flight of steps to the top of the hill where the skeletal walls of St. Paul’s Chapel lie roofless and open to the relentless sun and rain. A grilled enclosure at the far end encompasses an open grave — the first resting place of St. Francis Xavier, Portuguese missionary extraordinaire, who died in 1552. The body was removed shortly thereafter to Goa, India where it now lies in a gold casket, miraculously uncorrupted by the passage of time. It is, however, minus a right hand, which was reputedly sent to Rome on the orders of the Pope. Although severed 62 years after St Francis’ death, legend has it that blood gushed from the wound, and the hand eventually withered. By curious coincidence, the marble statue of St. Frances Xavier, erected in 1952, just behind St. Paul’s Chapel, was toppled by a freak accident (a tree mysteriously fell on it), and though rescued and restored to its pedestal, its right hand, shattered beyond repair, is missing. Melaka wears its past like a rich cloak around the shoulders of its present. At


Traditional cuisine abounds at a street stall (above) while the roads are busy with colourful rickshaws (below).

Dutch Square, trishaws flit past like brightly hued butterflies, their canopies festooned with paper flower garlands, while souvenir, handicraft shops and food vendors line the sidewalks. The backdrop to this contemporary scene is Christ Church built by the Dutch in 1753 — a stolid brick structure with a deep red laterite façade. Stadthuys Town Hall, which now houses an Ethnographic Museum, also flanks

Dutch Square. Completed around 1660 it is one of the oldest examples of Dutch architecture in the East. I pore delightedly over the Museum’s display of traditional ethnic wedding costumes, ceremonies and customs. The History Museum’s collection of Melaka’s old maps, lithographs and photos is equally fascinating. But time, unfortunately, is running out, and I have to get back on the tour bus. No matter. Melaka has more delights to offer: streets squeezing their way between houses, shops and temples where Peranakan (‘Straits Chinese’ of Malay and Chinese descent) live, work and worship. Across a bridge spanning the Melaka river, (crammed with ancient looking boats) is the Cheng Hoon Teng temple, with its astonishing array of ornate lacquer work and mythological figures. Nearby too, are the antique treasures of Jonker Street. Much of it, to my untrained eye, is overpriced ‘jonk’ but I indulge in some haggling just for the heck of it. Our final stop on the tour is the Hang Li Poh well. I toss in a coin and make a wish which, I am assured, will “definitely come true”. Hang Li Poh is the oldest well in Melaka, and has never dried up. Neither, apparently, has its guarantee. So reluctant as I am to say farewell to this city, I know I shall be back. Someday. Margaret Deefholts is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an travel article syndicate.

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Three deputy ministers reviewed BC Hydro operations and reported to Energy Minister Rich Coleman in August. Cobb and Coleman agreed to roll back the general rate increase to eight per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in each of the next two years. The corporation’s previous application to regulators was for a 9.73 increase in each of the three years.


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Slowest forest fire season in B.C. history BY JEREMY DEUTSCH

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Bell considers options for B.C.’s economy TOM FLETCHER

vegetable snacks. A Chinese company is considering a farm and processing plant for export to the U.S., and one of Bell’s duties is to secure that kind of new investment. “I often find out that an investor has been over here looking for a specific opportunity, and they’ve gone back empty-handed,” Bell said. “And I know there’s an opporPat Bell tunity in, say, Houston B.C. for that investor. But I didn’t know

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Pat Bell’s latest assignment is simple. As minister of jobs, tourism and innovation, all he has to do is take B.C.’s success in reaching out to Asia for forest products, extend it to the rest of the economy, and make Premier Christy Clark’s jobs plan work. Bell is typically upbeat in an interview in his legislature office, offering a sample of tasty baked

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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 ‘Attractions’ sector. 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 provide recommendations that will: improve tourism services, increase the number of tourism related overnight stays in the Vernon area; support the Tourism Service function; develop Vernon as a Tourism destination and 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 Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, October 28th, 2011.

3 RD QUARTER UTILITY BILLS 3rd Quarter Utility Bills have been mailed. Payments are due by November 16, 2011. Any late payments will be charged interest @ 12% per annum. If you have any unpaid utilities as of December 31, 2011, the outstanding balance will be transferred to your property tax account effective January 1, 2012. To check the status of your utility account on-line please go to mycity to create a “my city” account. If you have any questions about your bill, or if you have not received your bill, please contact a Utility Clerk at City Hall at 250-545-1361 or email

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Notice is hereby given that City Council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons or persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below-mentioned bylaw at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 24, 2011, in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC: BYLAW #5315 (City Centre Neighbourhood Plan Area) Applicant: City of Vernon Location:

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To hold the third Official Public Hearing for the proposed City Centre Neighbourhood Plan bylaw. The City Centre Neighbourhood Plan would guide future development in the neighbourhood plan area shown on the map. The proposed bylaw would also amend Map 1 — Land Use Map in the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP), by changing the land use designations on the properties in the city centre area. The proposed bylaw also includes OCP text amendments reflecting the addition of the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan. The proposed City Centre Neighbourhood Plan for the third Public Hearing has been changed to respond to public input received at the second Public Hearing as well as from Council direction. The proposed changes to the bylaw area generally summarized as follows:

1. The land use designation on properties in the general area of 31 Street, north of 39 Avenue, has been changed from Residential Small Lot — Single and Two Family to Mixed Use — Medium Density Commercial and Residential. This supports commercial activity in the area, as well as residential uses; 2. The land use designation on properties in the general area of the south side of 28 Avenue and Coldstream Avenue, west of 30 Street, has been changed from Community Commercial to Mixed Use — Medium Density Commercial and Residential. This supports flexibility with regards to mixed use development and potential building heights; 3. Development and design guidelines policies have been altered and added to reflect the above noted land use designation changes; and 4. The Potential for multi-family residential development in the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan area has been expanded. Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaw should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaw and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from October 17 to October 24, 2011 (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) or visit the website for more information at Any correspondence relating to this bylaw can be delivered to the Corporate officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to All correspondence and petitions received between October 16, 2011 (the date of notification) and 3:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2011 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2011 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.

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remier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this halfbaked idea was announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delayplagued court system without spending time on TV applications for minor cases. Bond referred reporters to the long list of conditions under which broadcasting may be done from court. In the unlikely event a judge consents to broadcast access, nothing can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. No accused people would consent to that. The rules are designed to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the plea-bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the former Fraser Health technology manager caught with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time in his career. Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese barely above a whisper, congratulating each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were giving Taylor for accepting multiple benefits in exchange for approv-

ing fraudulent invoices for a doctor supplying questionable electronic health services. Taylor has to do community service, pay back the lolly he admits accepting, and take a reduced pension on account of being fired as a crook. Poor fellow. Anyone who has sat in court for Tom Fletcher long sees the endless parade of adjournments and excuses that routinely substitute for progress. Years ago, I publicized the efforts a pioneering group of youth court observers, ordinary citizens horrified by the sluggish pace of proceedings. Day after day, they saw smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts led to a diversion program for first-time offenders to provide timely consequences for first-time offenders. Don’t take it from me on the state of our courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association meeting. “In return, we are dutybound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years.


Bond did propose a new idea last week. Probation orders with conditions will soon be available for those charged with public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act rather than the Criminal Code. But they would still have to go to court. Perhaps the government could take a cue from their recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police

the ability to assess fines and impound vehicles on the spot. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops would actually be able to offer consequences.

Going around the court system is their best bet these days. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and




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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) With your imagination operating at full force, most of your ideas are likely to be quite substantial and impressive. However, that doesn’t mean you have to do everything all at once. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is one of those days when you’ll need people and they’ll need you, and this could work to everyone’s benefit. Collective forces working together can be quite powerful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Adopting an optimistic outlook can be both contagious and effective in arousing the level of enthusiasm in your companions. The fun and games it brings will be astounding.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Because you’ll effortlessly see the big picture as well as all the details, you’re better equipped than most people to handle complex mental assignments. Put aside purely physical activities for the moment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Even if you’re more comfortable being a giver than a taker, hold off doing so for the time being. Be receptive to and grateful for others who want to do nice things for you.

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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Even if an activity you were looking forward to should fizzle, it’ll be replaced with something even better. One way or the other, you’ll still have an enjoyable day. ARIES (March 21-April 19) It isn’t important who authors an idea, only whether it is the best concept possible to do the job needed. Don’t allow egos to get in the way of an outstanding suggestion. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Even if you feel some people you are helping aren’t showing the proper gratitude, don’t judge them harshly. Their minds are likely to be on the job at hand.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder A pass may be as good as a peek Mike Lamb, an infielder for the New York Yankees, said: “I took a peek. He looked like he was going back to third base.” It is said that a peek at an opponent’s hand is worth two finesses. Sometimes, though, a call by an opponent supplies as much information as a peek. South is in four spades. West leads the heart ace, cashes the heart king and shifts to a diamond. How should declarer continue? North has a borderline bid over West’s takeout double. If he is a solid believer in the Law of Total Tricks, he will jump to four spades. But that is a big overbid with such

a balanced hand. A preemptive three spades looks right to me. (Remember, with game-invitational values and four or more trumps, responder bids two no-trump, Truscott, in this situation.) Declarer can afford to lose only one club trick. After winning trick three, he draws trumps, cashes the rest of the diamonds (discarding a club from the board), leads a trump to the dummy and calls for the club jack. When East plays low smoothly, what should South do? West has already shown up with nine points: the heart ace-king and spade queen. If he had the club ace, too, he would have opened the bidding. Declarer should rise with

his club king. In conclusion, what do you think about looking into an opponent’s hand? Some do it happily -- never give a careless person a break. Thankfully, though, most never peek. And, yes, it is silly not to keep your cards so far back that they cannot be seen by anyone else.

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In Loving Memory of Our Dear Mother






Margaret Brandt Aug. 9, 1913 - Oct. 16, 2008 Three years ago we lost you mom, and we miss you so much. We will always remember you.

We regret to announce the death of Darlene Julia Kienlein on October 12, 2011 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 67 years. Darlene is survived her loving husband of 43 years, Bob, of Lumby; 2 sons, Rick (Maria) of Kamloops and Rob (Holly) of Vernon; 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Shelby; sister Marjorie (Marcel) Charest of Lumby; two brothers, Douglas McLeod of Lumby and Richard McLeod of Creston; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. There will be no service by request.

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Heinz Held It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and cherished grandfather, Heinz Held on October 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Our dad left us with a legacy that revolved around his work ethic, faith in God, helping others, and his love and affection for his family. Heinz was born on July 20, 1940 to Gerhard and Frieda Held in Leonberg ,Poland. His adventurous spirit led him to immigrate to Canada at the age of 19 to pursue his plumbing trade. He settled in the Vernon area where he met and married Monika Sass. Heinz’s ambition and hard work led him to start his own business, Heinz Held Plumbing and Heating. He was also the co-founder of Pleasant Valley Memorial Chapel and Hytec Manufacturing (Kohler) in Armstrong. Dad always considered his greatest success and accomplishment to be in raising his family. His love and support for his children and grandchildren were immeasurable and will never be forgotten. Heinz also found great satisfaction in volunteering his skills and could always be counted on to help anyone in need. Heinz is survived by his children; Glenn and Susan Held, Greg and Beki Held, Glenda and Andy Laser, and Tammy and Bob Harder. Also saddened by their beloved Opa’s passing are his grandchildren; Nolan and Olivia Held, Tyson and Dawson Held, Adam, Caleb and Natalie Laser, and Sydney and Brett Harder. Heinz is also survived by his sister Inge Brenneke and brother Sigfriede (Margit) Held in Germany. Heinz was predeceased by his wife, Monika, in 2010. As difficult as this journey was for our Dad, he was blessed with love and support from dear friends and wonderful caregivers. Special thanks to Sandy, Cindy, Gordon, Jerry, Corey, Joanne and Trina of Nurse Next Door for the wonderful care and compassion you provided. Heinz’s family is also appreciative for the kindness and care that was provided by the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor, Polson Special Care Unit and Vernon Hospice House. A Celebration of Heinz’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Vernon Alliance Church (2601 43 Avenue, Vernon, BC) with Father Henry Friesen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Faith Mission” in support of The Faith Mission Retreat Centre (RR#1 C25 Cedar Hill Road, Falkland, BC V0E 1W0) or the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 14). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

VAINIONPAA Pentti Vainionpaa was born in Alavus, Finland in 1925 and died peacefully in Vernon on October 11th, 2011. He enlisted in the Finnish army at the tender age of seventeen and fought on the Russian front in the armoured tank division.

Pentti immigrated to Sudbury, Ontario in 1951. He was followed by his fiancée, Anja, in 1952 and shortly thereafter they were married. Pentti was employed as a miner in the Falconbridge Mine. In 1959, their daughter, Rita, was born and in 1961 their other daughter, Susan, arrived. In 1966, the family drove across Canada and settled in Coquitlam, BC. Here he became a carpenter and worked on many construction sites, including Bentall Towers in Vancouver and Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody until his retirement. In 1989, Pentti and Anja retired to Lake Country where they both enjoyed gardening and hiking with the dogs. All of his life he was an outdoor enthusiast, especially cross-country skiing, fishing, camping and hiking with his friends. Pentti was predeceased by his wife, Anja, in 2000, his parents, one brother, a sister in June 2011, niece and nephew. He is survived by his daughters: Rita (Ron) Kozubniak of Falkland, BC, and Susan (Randy) Borys of Langley, BC. There is one remaining brother, Errkki, and his family in Finland, and a brother-in-law, Supo, and his family. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Toivo Hatakka, Mirja Jutila, Terri and Brian McHugh, Dr. Ron Long, and Creekside Landing. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Pentti may do so to your local SPCA. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

When tomorrow starts without me Don’t think we are far apart For every time you think of me I am right there in your hearts. We miss you every day. Your loving family Arrangements have been entrusted to:

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Ruth Bailey

BODNARCHUK 1956 - 2011 We regret to announce the passing of Margaret Diane Bodnarchuk in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on October 4th, 2011.




Donald Gemmell Garlick

Born; Swift Current, Saskatchewan 26 Jan. 1924 Died; Edmonton, Alberta 29 Sept. 2011

Predeceased by her Husband, William in 1982. She will be sadly missed by Sandra (John), Marilyn, Philip, Stephanie, Uncle Bob Kostiuk and family, and her many dear friends. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors in Vernon Jubilee Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ICU. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Major Phil Franco ofďŹ ciating. A reception will follow in the Tea Room. Arrangements have been entrusted to:

PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at

Lost & Found Vernon & District Animal Care Society Lost & Found Cat Registry

250-542-3980 LOST: #1284 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicoâ&#x20AC;? - Black, white paws & tum., face black/white,, large n.male, black & red collar. Sage Dr., nr. Creekside Park, Coldstream. Reward. #1285 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lilyâ&#x20AC;? - Himalayan cross, beige, dark strip down back, blue eyes, long hair, sp. female, tattoo. 20th St., across from Silver Star Car Wash. #1286 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lokiâ&#x20AC;? - Dark grey tabby, black down back, white bib/paws/ tum.,, n.male, tattoo. East Vernon Rd., North BX. Reward. #1287 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pitaâ&#x20AC;? - Black, white bib/ paws & on face,, small sp.female. 22nd St., off 39th Ave. Reward. #1288 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mischiefâ&#x20AC;? - Orange/ black/grey/brown with white face/ bib & paws, long hair, small female (6 mths.) 22nd St., oftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 39th Ave. Reward. #1289 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arrowâ&#x20AC;? - Black/brown/ grey tabby,, young n.male, tattoo. Okanagan Landing Rd., nr. Tri-Way Esso. Reward. #1290 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Garyâ&#x20AC;? - Black & grey (Maine Coone), long ďŹ&#x201A;uffy hair, very large n.male,tattoo. Wilmar Way, Coldstream, across from Lavington Ele. School. #1292 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fluffyâ&#x20AC;? - Grey, white bib/paws/back legs, stripe down nose, pink nose, long hair sp. female. Commonage Place, top Mission Hill. Reward. #1293 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nekoâ&#x20AC;? - Brown tabby, white bib, med. hair, green eyes, sp. female, tattoo. P.V. Rd., South of Armstrong, nr. Olde School House. Reward ($100.00) #1293 - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lokiâ&#x20AC;? - All grey, long hair, large n. male, tattoo. BX Rd., nr. dog park. Reward. FOUND: #1283 - White,, med.size. 35th St. ,top of Mission Hill, nr. Mosque. July/11. #1291 - Siamese cross, beige body, dark legs/ears/tail, white paws, blue eyes, male, friendly. 29th St., and 41st Ave., nr. Seaton School. Sept. 15/11. #1294 - Orange tabby, white on legs & tip of tail, sht. hair, (n.male/ female ?), friendly. Kidston Rd., nr. red gate to Kal Park. Oct. 5/11.

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Cards of Thanks Good Samaritan On September 19th at 2 pm coming home from Kelowna we had a single car accident. Fortunately , no one was hurt even though the car was a total loss. We want to thank a nice gentleman that stopped to help us. He diverted the trafďŹ c until the police came. We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart. God Bless You M.C.

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Survived by Daughter, Nola (Ed) Weston; Telkwa, B.C. (Granddaughter Corry; Greatgranddaughter Amy and Great-grandson, Brandon; and Granddaughter, Erin; Great-granddaughter Emily and Great-grandson Tysen). Survived by Daughter, Carol Johnson (Robert Gibson; Grandcats Smokey Gray and Ginger Snap); Edmonton, AB. Survived by Daughter, Sue-Anne Smith; Eagle River, Alaska. (Granddaughter Lynde; Greatgranddaughters Khalina and Selah and Greatgrandson Torren; as well as Granddaughter Jackalynne and Grandson Gerardo). Survived by Son, Bruce Bailey; Vernon, B.C. (Granddaughter Kimberly). Survived as well by Nephew Lorne Burnett; Nieces Ann Burnett and Linda Olsen. Ruth, a long term resident of Vernon B.C., worked for many years as a Registered Nurse at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital where she was known affectionately as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x153; to many of the staff. Ruth enjoyed travelling and visited different parts of the world with family and friends. Ruth was known for her great sense of humour, quick wit and fun-loving and generous personality. Ruth will be forever loved and in the hearts of her extended family and sadly missed by the staff and residents of McConnell Place North; where she lived during her last years in Edmonton.


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â&#x20AC;Ś passed away peacefully on October 4, 2011 at the Polson Special Care Unit. Don was the youngest of ďŹ ve siblings born to Annie and George Garlick. He lived all but one of his 87 years in Coldstream. Don grew up loving to ďŹ sh, hunt and hike in the Kalamalka Park area and the mountain lakes beyond. He started working at a young age picking, pruning, custom spraying and hauling in the many orchards in the area. He met his wife, Gwen Clarke, and they married in 1950. He then began work as an equipment operator with R.E Postill and Sons when the orchard industry fell on hard times. During this employment with Postills, Don worked on many construction projects throughout the BC interior and had three children with Gwen. His one year spent out of Coldstream came when he left to work as a shop foreman at Rollins Machinery in Vancouver. However, this move away came to an end with a phone call asking if he would like to work for the District of Coldstream. This led to a position as the works superintendent for the District where he ran a tight ship for 23 years. Don loved the challenge of building and maintaining his community. Building water, road and sewer infrastructure on small budgets required a level of creativity and resourcefulness that is hard to ďŹ nd today. After retirement, Don spent his time doing what he loved; farming, splitting wood, helping neighbours with projects, snow plowing the neighbourhood driveways, traveling overseas and into the north, and napping. Over the years, he was a dictionary of knowledge on the area until his memory gradually started to fail him. He spent the last four months of his life in Vernon Hospital and Polson Special Care Unit where he received loving care. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gwen, his three children, Janet Steel of Blackie, Alberta, Donna (Ralph) Johnson of Vernon, and Jim Garlick (Karen Thoresen) of Coldstream, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, sisters, Lilly Davison of Coldstream and Dorothy Colbank of Ashcroft, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his brother, George Garlick, and his sister, Joan Brown. The family would like to express a special thanks to Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Gwenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbours, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family physician, Dr de Beer, and all of the nurses and staff at the Vernon Hospital and Polson Special Care Unit. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so, may send donations in memory of Don to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign by calling (250) 558-1362 or online at http:// There will be a tea in memory of Don on Friday, October 21 between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Coldstream Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Road, Coldstream.


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CHILDCARE MANAGER: dynamic, experienced administrator required full-time for 40 space campus-based childcare centre in Campbell River commencing November. Visit for more information. Please submit letter of introduction and resume to:

Full-time Logging Danglehead Processor Operator needed immediately for the Vernon area. 1-2 yrs experience a must. Fax resume to 250-5423587 or email:

Vernon Taxi has positions open for independent contractors willing to put a car on our fleet. Night Shifts Available. Must have Class 4 Licence or better.

Home Builder required, must have experience building with ICF Blocks. 250-260-6051

HEAVY Duty Mechanics wanted, License not required, steady work, $40/hr contracting,run a service truck,most tools supplied, food & lodging supplied, call Lance 1-780517-9790

Call 250-545-3337 for appointment.

Part Time

HOUSEMAN REQUIRED for a work friendly environment. Drop Resume off at Front Desk

ESTHETICIAN Opportunity for a Licensed Esthetician to be part of a brand new spa providing a variety of body massages, nail care, facials, etc. Send resume to Box 3, c/o the Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5.

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED ROOFING INSTALLER Only apply if you have a valid drivers license, truck and tools. Competitive hourly and piecework rates. Apply in person with Resume to 6230 Pleasant Valley Road Or fax resume to 250-558-3933




ents d Used car departm for hire in the New an st mu al du ivi sis. This ind on both a PT & FT ba s ha d an ll, we n tio ec es dir be a self-starter, tak e, um rk. Please drop res pride in his or her wo nt abstract off at the fro rs ve references and dri Street, reception. 4703 27th . BC Vernon,

Round Lake Treatment Centre INDUSTRIAL SEAMSTRESS WANTED … ASAP! Part or full time available. EXPERIENCE MANDATORY! Wages based on skill level. Drop resumes in person to Rachelle @ SQUARE ONE APPAREL 3009 - 30th Avenue, Vernon or fax 250-549-5229

CARPENTER/FRAMER WANTED Second or third-year apprentice Carpenter/Framer wanted. Wages negotiable based on experience. Call 250547-6961 for more info, or fax resume to Aldon Waste Systems Ltd. at 250-547-9414 or e-mail to No attachments accepted. Please copy and paste resume into body of e-mail.

Help Wanted

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FULL-TIME CONTRACT POSITION ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR Round Lake Treatment Centre is seeking an experienced Alcohol & Drug counselor. The position is full time but is a contracted position. The Counselor is responsible for the delivery of an addictions treatment program to the centre’s clientele. The incumbent must possess a thorough understanding of addictions, trauma, First Nations people, and relevant recovery processes. Please see for more detailed job posting, qualifications and skill criteria. Submit cover letter, resume, three written letters of professional references, and copies of certificates to the attention of the Hiring Committee. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No calls please. Round Lake Treatment Centre 200 Emery Louis Road Armstrong, BC V0E 1B5 Fax: (250) 546-3227 Email: Closing Date: Open, until filled

Guest Service Supervisor - Seasonal Silver Star Mountain Resort is currently looking for a Guest Service Supervisor to supervise a team that work at the Information Desk for the upcoming winter season. The successful applicant will train and schedule employees, assist guests by advising them of daily snow conditions, weekly activities, seasonal events, and to resolve their complaints in a fair and efficient manner. You will have the opportunity work at our winter wonderland, where fun is the object every single day. You must possess good communication skills, be enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing. This position will require you to work weekends and some evening shifts. Janitor - Seasonal As a Janitor, you will be responsible for a variety of cleaning duties throughout the resort and assists the guests with any other services they require.

Must have valid drivers license and be physically fit as heavy lifting is involved. Please apply to Box 10 c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Central Hardware Ltd. Enderby has an immediate opening for: EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVER Requirements: Class 1 or 3 license Crane Certification Must be physically fit Able to pack drywall Deliver lumber products

Full time position with benefit package and good industry wages. Apply in person to Dave at Central Hardware Ltd. Enderby or send resume to

Vender Supervisor

To meet increased customer & vendor expectations the VHF is seeking a full-time part-time, contracted person to book and co-ordinate vendor appearances at the 2012 markets. The assignment runs from April 1st to October 31st. Working on-site, and daily by phone from home, the chosen applicant will possess strong interpersonal skills an affable nature and will be able to withstand pressure and mediate occasional disputes.

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends) Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: Fax: 250-546-3053

Should the exceptionally well organized, have substantial computer skills and be willing to work flexible early morning hours. Apply to Manager, Vernon Farmers Market, P.O. Box 405 Vernon, B.C. V1T 6M3 or Application deadline Oct. 21, 2011


Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted

SEEKING A WELL QUALIFIED EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT As an ideal candidate, you: • have strong organizational & communication skills • are passionate about providing exceptional customer service • have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word & Excel • have past experience in ¿nancial services • are interested in pursuing mutual fund &/or life insurance licensing If you meet the quali¿cations and would like to ¿nd out more about this opportunity, please visit our website at and submit your resume, or email it to by Oct. 26, 2011.

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Maintenance Worker Part-Time 28hrs/week JOB SUMMARY:


DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING SERVICES The District of Coldstream, with a population 10,000, is seeking a knowledgeable and energetic individual to ¿ll this senior management position. The position is responsible for the overall direction and performance of the Engineering and Public Works Department and coordinates the work of engineering consultants. Longrange infrastructure planning, ¿nancing and major contract management are functions of this position. Preference will be given to a Professional Engineer in civil or municipal engineering or a quali¿ed technologist having management experience within a municipal setting. A detailed job posting and job description can be viewed on our website at Please submit your résumé and a covering letter by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, to: Mail:

Human Resources Department District of Coldstream 9901 Kalamalka Road Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6




Performs maintenance & repairs related to buildings, grounds & equipment in areas such as electrical, plumbing, painting & grounds-keeping.

QUALIFICATIONS: Grade 10 plus related vocational training such as a building maintenance course. Two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience. A valid driver’s license and a vehicle are required. This is a unionized position and wages will be in accordance with the BCGEU Collective Agreement. Please apply with resume and cover letter by fax to 250-549-3347 or by email to Closing date October 19, 2011

250-545-6787 • #201 - 3131 29th Street

Please check the website for more details. To apply send your resume to: Alison Crick, Human Resources Manager – email:


Local company requires



BEST WESTERN PLUS Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre

3914 - 32nd St, Vernon, BC

Help Wanted

Round Lake Treatment Centre


ON-CALL/Rotating Shift Work/Part-time/Temporary Hour/Bi-weekly/depending on qualifications

Job Summary: Reporting to the Residence Director, the position of Client Support Worker is responsible for the supervision and support of the Centre’s Clients. The Client Support Worker participates in client activities and out of business hours assumes responsibility for the Centre. The Client Support Worker will do rotating shift work (days, evening, nights and weekends) Qualifications, Skills & Abilities: • Successful Completion of Grade 12 • Valid Class 4, B.C. Driver’s License • Valid First Aid & CPR Certification • Knowledge of addictions & recovery • Excellent written & oral communication skills • Basic computer skills, i.e. email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc. • Ability to safely lift 25 pounds and healthy • Aboriginal Health Worker Certificate or 2 years equivalent experience in a Residential Treatment setting • Successful candidates must provide a Criminal Records Check • RLTC is an alcohol and drug free environment. Service providers in the substance misuse field must maintain a reasonable standard of professional practice and will act as a role model. • Demonstrated background and knowledge of First Nations peoples’ customs, culture, trauma issues, and cultural oppression. Please submit a covering letter, updated resume and 3 business references to: Pat Lawrence, Residence Director Round Lake Treatment Centre 200 Emery Louis Road Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B5 CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Help Wanted

Alternative Health

Financial Services



Rubbish Removal


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

Large Paddocks, pipe fencing, shelters, auto waterers, 2 arenas, horsemanship lessons, training, roping. Hay included. (250)558-0553

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens or Marie Harding, Estate Administrators, at 250-545-2136 to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202, 2706 - 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 DENTAL EQUIPMENT SERVICE- small established growing company in Vernon requires P/T technician for In House repairs. Technical or mechanical back ground preferred, Ebay sales or purchases an asset. This position may interest a retired or semi-retired person looking for up to 4 hrs per day. Valid passport req’d as there may be some travel. Please forward resume to: Fax: 778-475-6123 or email: Thank you. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: LOCAL food production plant requires cleaners, afternoon shift Monday to Thursday, must be reliable and a team player, bondable. Leave resume & cover letter at Box #20 c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5 Looking for a little extra income? We are looking for a mature person for Saturday shift and Holiday relief. Please drop off resume at Secure Self Storage, 4325 25th Ave. Looking for a person to do Snow shoveling for established Vernon company. Fax Resume attn: Drew to 250542-2410 PT Building Maintenance person required, will work into Full Time. (250)542-5621 Resident Caretaker Full time position. 50+ suites in Penticton, BC. Competitive wages, experience an asset. Please send resume to: Vernon Morning Star 4407 25th Ave, Vernon V1T 1P5 Box 18.

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


Art/Music/Dancing GUITAR LESSONS, Acoustic All finger styles. $15./lesson. 250-545-3473

Psychics Psychic Medium & Paranormal Consultant Lois. Serving Okanagan. Readings, reiki/healing, matrix/quantum touch, classes, past life, rescue work 250-547-2262

Financial Services

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Cleaning Services Higher Standards Home Cleaning, bonded,insured, reg w/Veteran Alice 250-5580840.

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


Garden & Lawn MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE • Garden Cleanups • Scheduled Lawn & Garden Maintenance • Trimming Hedges etc ALSO QUOTING ON STRATA MAINTENANCE FOR 2012 Call Jan (250)550-5386

1-866-888-8681 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Computer Services

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.

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

Rubbish Removal Classifieds 550-7900

*1 October Yard Waste Special! Vernon’s own DumpRunz, Fast courteous service. 250307-9449

Financial Services

Financial Services

Computer Services

**A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, Fall Cleanup, All Renovations, Painting, Floors 250-550-4256 H.E. Operator, Class 1, all safety courses and 25 yrs mech exp. looking for P/T-F/T steady work in N.Okanagan. Bob @ cell # 1(604)771-0684

small ads,

BIG deals!

the classifieds


Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies

Authorized Dealer


4620-23rd Street • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

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


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Fireplaces Dean formerly of Shepherd’s Home Hardware in Armstrong is pleased to welcome previous & new customers to contact him for:

Help Wanted

Call Dean 250-540-3828 Sauvedean@live.Com

• Complete Gas Fitting • Wett Inspections • Fireplace Installs, Wood & Gas • Fireplace/Furnace Service • Hot Water Tanks

** Seniors Discounts ** Exceptional Customer Service ** 25 Years Experience **




Misc. for Sale

H earts and Hands C ommunity Network or 250-545-0585 Ext. 239 Located in the NOEES Office 3201-30 Street

October 11, 2011

Misc. for Sale

Enter for your chance to win a MOVIE NIGHT OUT 2 movie passes and a concession voucher valued at $30.00

If you would like to offer a few hours of your time to the community, here are some Volunteer Opportunities Required Positions

Misc. for Sale


V e rnon and D i strict V o lunteer B u reau

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



Medical/Dental PART time Certified Dental Assistant required for a busy paperless dental office in Salmon Arm. Must be professional, detail oriented, have a positive attitude and work well within a team environment. Dental reception an asset. Please send Resume to or mail to PO Box 90 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2


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

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

Semi Retired MOA for busy office. Permanent Part-time plus holiday relief. Drop off resume to 3411 32nd Avenue. Vernon 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.

Horse Boarding, 1/2 km from Vernon Riding Club, separate hay storage, shelter and tack. 250-558-9047

1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, Alfalfa, & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334 Alfalfa mix 600 lb round bales $45. 1 (250)550-6287


Roberta’s Painting, efficient, quality work guaranteed. 250546-3570 or 250-938-4796

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.

Help Wanted

Feed & Hay


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

Pets & Livestock

Painting & Decorating

Computer Services


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VERNONCOMPUTERREPAIR.CA A Price you can actually afford. We Fix Anything In-Shop for $49 ONLY! NO HST!! Call us at 778-475-4335.

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REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

Pets & Livestock

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MS Society

 Office Assistant

General office duties

Girl Guides of Canada/Vernon

 Assistant Leaders

Work with Brownies/Guides

Special Olympics

 Basketball Program

Assist with management/coaching

Interior Health

 Flu Clinic Assistants

Direct and assist patients

Venture Training

 Small Engine Repair

Clean and repair small appliances

 Bike Repair & Maintenance

Clean and repair bikes

 Many Other Positions

Landscape/Thrift Store/Recycling

One day per week

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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EQUIPMENT RENTALS BR - bobcat EA - mini excavator S T TE 250.260.3714 S


VINYL DECKING â&#x20AC;˘ ALUMINUM RAILING Kelowna â&#x20AC;˘ WinďŹ eld

Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ Salmon Arm



Marcel Labrecque, Owner/Operator


Free EsĆ&#x;mates

( 250 ) 542-4492



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

Econo Drywall

Drywall, Taping & Texturing Resonable Rates. Free Estimates

Call Rob 250-558-4171 or Jason 778-475-4718

Eave â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Flow Eavestrough Cleaning 7900 for an average bungalow.


Manual. No mess. Properly bagged for waste disposal. Call Jim 778-475-4801 (Vernon)







Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387

Let Us Do It 4 You Cleaning Residential & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed & Insured Cleaning with Integrity & Diligence!

Phone: 778-475-5578










Mark 250-307-3561


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CALL TOM: 308-8778


Repaints our specialty! â&#x20AC;˘ Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Windows â&#x20AC;˘ Trim â&#x20AC;˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â&#x20AC;˘ or

308-9783 549-5140


549-0115 & TRUCK SERVICE LTD. - General Excavating & Trucking - Ditching & Drainage Problems - Time To Order Driveway Sand - Plowing, Removal 4X4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Backhoe

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory

Call Noel 250-260-6756


250-550-7900 3D

Cleaning Services

* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products


Tannis 250-558-8552

â&#x20AC;&#x153;For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!â&#x20AC;? $70 per







Registered Massage Therapist


â&#x20AC;˘ Seamless Gutters â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding â&#x20AC;˘ Fascia & SofďŹ ts â&#x20AC;˘ Exterior Painting

â&#x20AC;˘ Raise & level sunken concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Mudjacking â&#x20AC;˘ Polyurethane liĹ&#x152;ing â&#x20AC;˘ ResidenĆ&#x;al â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways â&#x20AC;˘ Sidewalks â&#x20AC;˘ PaĆ&#x;os â&#x20AC;˘ Garage Floor & Basement Floors

All Your Drywalling Needs


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Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

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Reasonable Rates. Seniors Discount. Free Estimates. Call Doug


Fall Yard Clean-Up â&#x20AC;˘ Leaf Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn Mowing etc.


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




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â&#x20AC;˘ Installations â&#x20AC;˘ Wood windows â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum â&#x20AC;˘ All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates â&#x20AC;Ś 2 to 3 Week Delivery

Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ 545-6096 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax (250) 545-1977

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Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”

Insured * References * Guaranteed You WILL be noticed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435








and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory


• Siding • Soffit

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

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


HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care

250.308.6230 Honest Renovations

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





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For Free Estimate Call:

CHRIS - 250-540-0025

TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed


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

No job too small!

250-542-8368 (Home)

Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)






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250-550-7900 ROOFING & SIDING • Re-roofing & new construction • Specialize in cedar shake removal • Gutters & down spouts • All roofing practice to building code • 40 years experience Free Estimates ~ All Work Guaranteed

Call: 250-860-7665

Brighter Outlook

Canadian Home Builders Association Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong,

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama

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Residential & Construction Deron Sanderson






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• Year Round Maintenance • 12 Years in Business • Fast & Efficient Service • Residential, Commercial & Stratas

For Free Estimates Call Penny and Bryon Hart Home# 250-558-5376 or Cell# 250-308-5504


No boiling! No bottles! Worry-free water since 1998










RENOVATIONS • New Construction • Service Upgrades • EEmergency SService i C Calls ll 18 years in business • Licensed and Insured • Free Estimates

Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work

TIM FITZGERALD 260-1320/938-0638

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

Electrical Services Ltd


• Residential •Commercial

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

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

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Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

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Real Estate

Feed & Hay


Building Supplies


Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

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 Timothy,alfalfa 60lb bales, $5.00/bale. No rain, under roof. 250-547-6546 CLEAN dry wheat straw, lrg round bales, delivery available. 250-558-9509 Grass Alfalfa Clover Mix 500LB approx, round bales, no rain $35 each (250)547-6279 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. Second cut grass hay $6.50 /60 lb bale, excellent quality, no rain 250-545-6730



2+ cords full length $250 or cut up $175/cord, apple wood, soft wood, del 250-546-3505 after 6pm, pls. leave msg.

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. Mobility equipment and lifts, New & Used. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

Portable Singer Sewing Machine Retro $125.; Kindred Steel Queen double sink & meon taps $125.; Stove hood $20.; Bathroom counter 3-drawers, 3-door, Oak, $125.; 3 Imperial gallon crock $30.; (250)503-2003

Livestock Red Rock X Pullets, 17 wks, organically fed, free range, $10.ea. (250)306-2858

Pet Services PetSitter for birds and more! For info. call 250-307-0355

Pets Cat (white & tan), male, neutered, 4 years old Free to good home 250-308-4883 Dandy Lion Meadows has Angora rabbits for sale, $50. call Andrea 250-503-5416 HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, come with shots, del available $550 (250)804-6848

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 P.B. German shepherd puppies, 8 wks old. 2 blk, 1 blk& tan females left. Vet check & 1st shots. email pics $750 ea. (250)490-0708 Penticton

CONCRETE WORK Sidewalks, retaining walls, steps, driveways, patio & general construction. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL

250-545-6251 In Vernon since 1973

Farm Equipment $CASH$ For your Scrap Metal. Call Jamie (250)308-4893

Firearms Remington 308 model 760, pump carbine, c/w 3-9x scope, hardly used, $750 260-1161 Walther S/A 7.65 Caliber Handgun $200. (250)542-1442

FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932 Firewood Pine: drycut, split & stacked to 16” length, shortbox p/u $70, longbox p/u $85. DryBirch also available. We load. You haul. (250)545-6461

Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 LIGHT Oak veneer dining room table/leaf and 6 chairs. 40” x 52-70” in size. Great condition. $400.00 or OBO. 545-9844

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products

New Platform Bed with New mattress, all still in package. Clearout $490, (250)550-6647


WATKINS quality natural products since 1868. Contact Brianne @(250) 546-3309

Older solid maple entry way bench. Excellent shape. $40. (250)260-7949

Fruit & Vegetables

PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 20’ side by side Maytag refrigerator-freezer, good working order. $150. 250-549-4720. IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781. Maytag Refrigerator, white, 14yrs old, 20.7cuft, exc/working order. $150 (250)503-1682

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

Classifieds = Results! Livestock


LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:


Big Halloween Carving Pumpkins for sale $25 each. (250)549-7350 lv msg Brookside Organic Orchards We have certified organic apples ready. Several different varieties. 80¢/lb 250-260-6690 Orchard Apples, Honeycrisp & Ambrosia 80¢/lb, 7699 McClounie Rd (250)309-5137 Pears .50/lb, Apples .35/lb. Maw’s Orchard, Armstrong. 250-546-3401 Red Norlan & Netta Gems potatoes & sweet walla walla onions. (250)546-6165

Single bed, cream color, laminate w3 lrg fin drawers 43x76 $49.99 obo 250-275-0995

Heavy Duty Machinery

@ 642 St Annes Rd

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

Dawn til Dusk. Pumpkin, Squash & Gourds. (250)546-6690

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

The Pumpkin Patch


Check out our October Specials on the web Awarded “Green Business of the Year”



250-260-0110 Auctions


s Dodd Dodd s SATURDAY, OCT. 22 • 11:00 A.M.




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

250-545-3420 Fruit & Vegetables E TH HI’S C OU

Tiz Wiz, 50/50, Step Feeds, Minerals, Salt Licks & Blocks

Fruit & Vegetables


Mac, Gala, Spartan, Ambrosia & Aurora Golden Gala Apples

U-Pick Tomatoes & Hot and Sweet Peppers PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS 9:00am - 5:00pm • Closed Mon. & Thurs. 6831 Bella Vista Road • 250-545-1610

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Commercial/ Industrial Property

SATURDAY, OCT. 22 • 11AM Acting On The Instructions of North Central Bailiffs Dodds Will Auction a Large Selection of Gym Equip Office Furniture & Indoor Soccer Arena. Partial List Includes: 14 Pcs Apex Weight Machines, 17 Squat Racks, 2 Treadmills, 2 Elliptical Machines, 8 Spin Bikes, 4 Dumbell Sets, 19 Barbells, Weights, Exercise Balls & Boards, Batting Netting & 2 Ball Throwers, Pylons, Ropes & More. Office: 6 Desks, Office Chairs, Cabinets, Shelving Units, Telephone System, Overhead Projector, Safe, 23 Folding Chairs, Folding Tables, Lockers, 32” Flat Screen TV, Leather 3 Pc Sofa Set, Misc Electronics. Indoor Soccer Arena - Approx 130’x43’ Side Walls, End Zone, Back Boards, Benches

Date: Time: Place: Viewing:

Saturday, October 22 11:00 AM 3348 Sexsmith Rd., Kelowna, BC Fri., Oct. 21, 9am-5pm & Sat., 8am ON

View Photos @ (Special Auction)

Toll free: 1-866-545-3259

Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon



Misc. for Sale

TESTIMONIAL 1 Cattle Rack for Pickup. $

100 obo

Blue Rocker Recliner $50.00 Buffet/Hutch 42” x 78” $75.00. La-Z-Boy Rocker Recliner $85.00. Oak Futon $150.00. Cabinet with Glass Doors 30” x 72” . Solid Oak Desk 34” x 60 plus chair $95.00. Oak Finish Coffee Table + 2 End tables $30.00 Lamps $5.00 Office chairs $5.00. Shop Tools plus gardening paraphernalia Fridge 30” x 65” $75.00 Desk 45” x 31” $15.00 250-542-9878 Central Vacuums - Rebuilt Motor Guarantee 5 years, Easy Flo, Beam, Hoover, $100. each (250)549-3352 Double sided vented natural gas fireplace 2wx39Lx38h,incl all pipes, used only twice, was $4,000. Only $990.Heats 2 rooms. You see the fire from both sides. Call 778-475-0902. *Fireworks* *$29.95* @ Hillbilly Haven, Armstrong (250) 546-4663 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-309-6107, 250-546-9536 Grain fed naturally raised organic Sides of BEEF. $3.50/lb CWF. 1 (250)838-6354 Medium oak coffee table, nice design on top, sturdy, excellent cond $40 250-260-8997 MOVING: 6 chair patio set $180, 2 yard flood lites $75, motorized tree sprayer $225, (250)542-1590 MOVING: Big Mechanic Tool box $65, fridge/freezer $175, patio concrete blocks $50. (250)542-1590 MOVING: ladies skis & boots $75, 2-215/60R16 (new) M&S stud tires, $200 (250)542-1590 Name Brand youth jeans,4 pair, size 28-30, excellent condition. paid $50.00 each. Asking $20 a pair.Call 250-3087671. NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 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

Houses For Sale


NOW IN VERNON. Fully customizable, insulated units 20 x 48, 24 x 48 and larger. 14’ overhead doors. Wide roadways for easy maneuvering. Deluxe Owners Lounge! Ideal for RV. Boats, Collectors, Retail, Business Overflow. Rentable Storage Solution and Great Investment! Offering preconstruction incentives from $125,900 MLS®

Priscilla & Company - Vernon 250-549-7050

Misc. Wanted

Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down)


FIRST TIME BUYERS 250-549-7258

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

Learn it

Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT.

10” compound mitre saw, cw factory stand $75, 16” Craftsman chainsaw $60, 250-5420531

Brand new 2500 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.

Why rent when you can own?




Youth ski jackets for sale. Small, Billabong white and black ski jacket. Excellent cond. Paid $125. Asking $50.obo Sims black, red, blue ski jacket, excellent cond.Paid $145.obo Asking $50.obo. Quicksilver, blue ski jacket, youth boys, size 12. Paid $150. Asking $50. obo. 250-308-7671

1st Call Received



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

PRIVATE Collector/Buyer! I like to buy lots of old coins, olympic coins & $5 & $10 coins. Todd 250-864-3521 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Updated 2-bdrm, 2-bath, cottage, backing onto golf course, in the popular seniors Hillview Meadows (250)542-6021

Homes Wanted WE Buy Houses, Moving? Any Reason, Any Condition, Call for an Offer! 250-718-0996

Mobile Homes & Parks

Sporting Goods Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Stereo / DVD / TV DENON AVR-3803 7.1 Home Theatre Receiver with 115 watts per 8 channels: $250.00 obo. DENON DVD-2900 DV D / S A C D / C D / DV D - AU DIO/CD-R Audiophile grade player (not BlueRay): $200.00 obo. Paradigm CC-370 Version 4 Center Channel Speaker: $150.00 obo. Paradigm PDR-12 12 Inch Subwoofer Version 2: $200.00 obo. All in excellent condition. Phone 250-488-6716 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Home & Lot Packages




Real Estate Acreage for Sale Open to offers on any of 5 lots 10.2 ac Arrow Lakes area, Lot H, Hydro, wells, trees, flat. 250-269-7328

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Living Room, Den, Sunroom, Doublewide, Great Park $

Business for Sale Downtown Vernon Coffee Shop for sale, for more info: mathias_wagner87@hotmail. com or call 1 (250)558-9993 FRANCHISE Opportunity with growing green business Flexible investment, good ROI, financing available. Primary activity is B2B sales and customer service. More info:

Houses For Sale


FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties


CALL 250-503-4626 Vernon Mobile Home Park Adult Park



1056 sq. ft. Home Fiber cement siding Kitchen appliances included. Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258 Duplex on 4.5 acres, Foothills area, 1 side rented $1900/mo $789,000.obo 1-250-558-9993

WANT TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR PROPERTY? sales associates average more experience and more sales per agent than their Competitors. There is no substitute for experience. Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale)

250-833-4728 WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park model Homes. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $114,950. Many other plans available. Come see our new display homes 610 Katherine # 58 in West Kelowna Estates (South of the Kelowna Bennett Bridge on Hwy 97, turn North on Nancee Rd and turn left on Spland Rd and then left on Katherine) The Home Boys 778-7552505 Open House Wednesday to Sunday from 10-6 or

B32 Sunday, October 16, 2011 - The Morning Star

Real Estate



Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Home Pads Available Now! Vernon/Salmon Arm Chase/Sicamous Call for details.


Columbia Apartments


Available Nov. 15 th

• Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building

Large Three Bedroom Apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.

To view call

250-545-1519 1 BEDROOM

Available Now! Vernon/Salmon Arm Chase/Sicamous Call for details.

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:


Adult Living in a secure building. On site manager, 1 bedroom suite with AC and balcony, 3 appliances and 24 hour access to pool and restaurant. No smoking/No pets. 250-260-1162 Best location for Great living

The CLIFFS 250-833-4728 Brand New 1056 sq. ft. Home



2 Bedroom Suites from


980 / month

F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, + heat, hot water and hydro all included. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. N/S, N/P. Good building for Seniors! On-site Resident Manager. REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

250-542-1701 Kitchen appliances included.


1 Bedroom Apartment 250-833-4728 Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Westmount Apts 1 + 2 Bdrm Apartment, +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl.

250-503-7315 250-545-7251


Work / live space in modern building Two floors 1 bedroom apartment 14’ x 28’ workspace Call

250-542-0702 for more information

Discover the Secret!

Garden apartment opening to your own parklike setting, centrally located, N/P. $


Mobile Home Pads


… in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each floor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

Seniors 55+ 1 bedroom Apartment 660 sq. ft. Walk to downtown $ 700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158

MOVE IN INCENTIVES 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking and Coin Laundry • No Smoking • Small Pets OK

250-558-9696 On Site MANAGERS 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 1bdrm apartment, Available Now. $750. incl. util & cable. small pet ok. (250)542-2330

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

1bdrm, quiet adult bldg,parking at door step, n/s,lg yard avail now $500. 250-938-0583 or evenings. 250-938-1144 2 bdrm 2 bath DELUXE condo. Secure mature adult, NS Prop. No stairs - car to unit! Cat OK. $925 incl. heat. Ask for long term discount. 250-309-2000

2bdrm 1bath apt NS, close to D/T, sm. pet ok, $885 +hydro. 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,avail IMMEDIATELY. $850.incl util. (250)308-9402 2bdrm, 1 bath newly renovated, close to amenities, laundry avail, small pet okay, F/S/AC, R.R. $850+. Contact 8am-8pm 250306-8252 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 2bdrm avail, East Hill/ Lakeview Manor, hardwood flrs, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. Avail imm. 250-2605870 2bdrm, close to DT, reno’d, insuite laundry. D/W, $885/mo. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Avail. Now or the 1st. 250-307-5522 2bdrm condo, ref. req’d., close to Kal Beach, grd lvl $1,000mo n/p, n/s, Nov. 1, 250-549-1002 2BDRM, totally reno’d condo, close to downtown, $800/mo. R.R. 250-804-6854. ARLINGTON/CENTURY 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm, next to Schubert Ctre, close to downtown, N/S, N/P, Seniors 250275-8066 Avail immed, 1 & 2-bdrm, large & bright, cable incl, close to Downtown, clean, quiet, adult building, n/s, n/p, Refs Req, (250)545-8985 Avail Nov 1, Middleton Way, 3bdrm, a/c, f/s, n/s, n/p, $850/mo+ util (250)558-1820 Enderby 1-bdrm, nice suite, $650/mo + Hydro, incl H.W. & heat, ref req, senior discount. (250)613-2670 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, move in allowance. 250308-9299 GORG. RENO, 2 BDR, $900.00/mth with lease, cov park,1/2 block to bus 250-558 -5131 Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$550-$650, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443. Large 2-bdrm apartment, quiet adult oriented, heat & water incl, $800, n/p, n/s, Nov 1, 4011 27th St. (250)542-0669 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 ONE bedroom, ground floor, with french doors, private garden beside OUC. W/D. N/S 700.00 includes utilities and cable. 250 545 4495

RICKFORD MANOR Adult Oriented, Under New Management 1 & 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P close to downtown 250275-8066




Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Schubert Cent/dt Safeway area, luxury 55+complex, lrge 2bdrm 2 bath, insuite laundry, enclosed balcony, elevator. $1,040. 250-306-3939.

Large 3bdrm,1.5bath, + bsmt, great area, lrg yard, n/s, n/p, w/d hook-ups, avail immed. $990 +util. 604-341-0241. Large 3bdrm, 1.5bath, NS/NP $1000/mo includes most util. 250-542-1210. ROCK, the end unit. 4bdrm and 3.5bath, close to all amenities and bus routes. includes all appliances $1400+ all utilities. 250 558 8860. Vernon (Harwood) 3bdrm nice clean,1.5bath, f/s,d/w,w/d h-up fenced yard n/s n/p Nov 1 $900 250-766-1428, 550-5685

Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • LOADING DOCK - 2160’ $1500/MO. • OVERHEAD DOOR - 1240’ $876/MO. CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198 30x35 Garage w/13.5’ ceilings, 12x16 bay door, alley access, 220 service, bathroom, fridge $600/mo + Hydro avail Nov1 (250)545-1277 3500sqft Office / Showroom/ warehouse, Excellent/exposure, $2042+tn 250-550-5647 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Cottages / Cabins Newly Reno’d 2 bdrm cabin for rent on scenic riverfront acreage near Grindrod Now until April 30 NS NP $600/Mo util incl. 250-838-7484 Small Chalet, beautiful rural setting off of Silver Star Rd. 7min to Town, Suitable for 1, n/s, n/p, $650. Hydro incl, Avail/Immed (250)260-1691

Duplex / 4 Plex $1200 + new secondary ste. 2bdrm+den, 1.5bath. Sm yard. n/s, n/p, Garage 250-545-8699 1bdrm, lrg ground level, walk to town, w/d hook-up, no dogs, cat ok. $725. utilities included. 250-308-9738 or 542-4310 1bdrm unit in 4plex, just renod incl gas. N/S. 6315 Tronson Rd. $650/mo. 250-308-0793 1 freshly painted 2bdrm suite, adult oriented, Senior’s disc. avail. $800/mth +1/2 util, Call 250-558-0551 2-bdrm, Alexis Park, Ground level, fenced yard, w/d h/u, no dogs, cat ok, $825. (250)5424310, 250-308-9738 2BDRM Easthill, daylight walkout suite, sep/entry & laundry, F/S, W/D, F/P, carport, N/S, N/dogs, $850. +shared util. Avail now. 250-542-0825 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. 3 Bed 1 Bath unit in Triplex. rec room W/D hookup Storage Sep entry. Close to Harwood School and park. R.R. $900 per month + utilities. 250503-8792” Bright & Clean, 3-bdrm, second floor, close to downtown, $950/mo incl util, (250)306-4088 Clean freshly painted, 3bdrm, full bsmt, lg fenced yard, near downtown, n/p, n/s, small pet ok, $850. Avail immed 250503-7309, 250-545-5371 Thor COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, suits 2, $800/mo. Avail immed,walk distance to beach & schools (250) 503-1324 Duplex on acreage, 4bdrm, 3bath, R/R, large deck, garage, fabulous view, F/S, laundry h/u, N/P. $1200/mo +util. Nov 1. 250-542-3914.

Homes for Rent

Housesitting House Sitting Service Available. Starting Over Late Fifty’s gentleman artist, non smoking, non drinking, single, no pets, and retired available to House Sit in quiet solitude for the winter while I work on my pencil sketches. If your in need of a clean dedicated gentleman, to maintain your home while your away call for an interview to Willy @ 250275-4740. Jan,Feb,Mar lovely view home, n/s, n/p, suits mature couple/adult,$750/m,542-6248

Misc for Rent SHOP/STORAGE FOR LEASE 5177 SIlver Star Road. 480sq ft; 240V, Gas heat, AC, covered parking, storage. 250-275-3058; w w w. b e l l e m e a d e . c a ;

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 bdrm, 1bath, + den/office, $650. n/p, n/s. Close to downtown. 250-549-5054. 3bdrm, f/s, country setting. No dogs, immed, $800/mo+DD 250-545-1681, 250-260-0503 Available ASAP. $800p/m, 2 bd 2 bath double wide. small pets? Call (250)503-4626 In Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $850/mo, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044

Homes for Rent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon SEASONAL Adult oriented at Adventure Bay 1+1 bdrm, new carpets, new counter tops, fully furnished. Available now until June. $900 $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. EAST HILL 1 bdrm on the main. Two more upstairs FS, WD, Deepfreeze, Very neat & clean Great private yard. Available Nov1. $1000/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. ADULT ORIENTED 1 bdrm, near grocery, on bus route, FS, AC, covered parking, onsite laundry, summertime swimming pool. Available Immed. $600/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.



Homes & Investment Property Specialist

250-309-1742 Property Not Selling? Rent it! & Receive $$Cash$$ Flow. Leave it to an Expert • 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. • 2 bdrm new home in Lumby. 5 new appliances, gar, small deck, nice finishing, never lived in. $1200. • 3 bdrm home near Sicamous, On Swanshore Place near beach. Home renovated, new flooring and paint, F+S, W+D, gar, deck, yard, private, trees, $1200. • 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. $850. 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, East Hill, near schools/bus. Laundry. Rec rm could be 3rd bdrm. Deck, fenced yard.Pets ok. 2/3 utils. $1400/mo. 250-308-6374 or 250-545-1818 2bdrm, main flr, 5appl, $1,000 /mth incl util, n/s, n/p, close to town centre. 250-558-3664 2bdrm main flr, Hospital Hill. Laundry, gas f/p, covered deck, storage shed, prkg, fenced yard. N/S, N/parties, N/dogs. $950+util (250)3095212 3bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, downtown professional area, n/s, n/p, fenced yard, $1,199 + util 250-558-5045 3bdrm 2bath furnished Ok Lake, Oct15-June1 $1200/mo. n/p, n/s. 250-549-2462 3bdrm & 2bdrm suite, garage, Mission Hill, $1100 (for both) +util, call pm 250-545-7512 3bdrm, 5 acres, w 1 bdrm inlaw ste, near Vernon, pets ok, n/s,$1,900 250-542-7833 msg. 3-bdrm, brand new custom home, in Lumby, close in. $1225/mo, (250)546-6811 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1250 + 60% util.shared laundry, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 4-bdrm, 2-bath, 5appl, newly reno’d, a/c, c/v, fenced, quiet road, Harwood, pets ok, $1500 Avail. Nov1, 250-542-6171 4bdrm, 3bath, lakeview w/inlaw suite. 2.5 acres. 2 sep laundries. Garage. $1800/mo. Avail now. (250)542-6171 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1900 + util, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4bdrm house, 2baths, lrg yard, N/S, N/P. $1250/mo. Avail Dec 1st. 250-308-2059 Coldstream 3bdrm house, 2 car garage, $1275 + util. n/s n/p. 250-542-9591

Rentals Homes for Rent Country executive 5bdrms, very private, Enderby area, fenced, large bright kitchen, $1700 mo. (250)379-2859 Exec home, new 3 bdrm,The Rise,hw floor,2 1/2 bath granite c-t, lake view, n/p $1,500, avail Nov.1, 250-306-3838 Furnished 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Ok Lakeshore, 5-appl, dock, ns, np, $1199 + util, Oct 1- May 31. (250)558-5045 Furnished, large executive, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, n/s, n/p 6 month rental (Nov 1 - May 1), $2,500 +util, (250) 542-7773 House in Lavington, f/s, w/d, Avail now, (250)542-9419, 250-309-5956 LARGE East Hill family home, 6bdrms, 2baths, fenced yard, small pet ok, n/s, ideal location, avail Nov 1 $1,600/mth +util 250-542-5839 Mt Grady 4bdrm Rancher. $1500/mo. Purchase options. (250)542-3276

ONE MONTH FREE RENT EAST HILL 5 bedroom house (includes in law-suite) $1550/excl utilities Option to Rent to Own 604-688-0830

Office/Retail Downtown Office Space for Lease Single or multiple offices High traffic location 250.550.4221 for details Office Space, 14x16, own entr, & fax/ph line, Internet incl. parking $600m 250-545-2202

Senior Assisted Living Settle for the winter? Rooms & care avail. cert’d care aid on site, prices per individ. needs For info Mayda 250-309-9083

Shared Accommodation 1-bdrm in shared 2-bdrm suite, Nov 1, female pref. N/S $475 250-308-7253 1BDRM, no-drugs, no-parties, downtown. $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Rooms, East Hill rooming house, shared kitchen & bath, cable/utils incl. $425 & $450/ mo. avail now or Nov. 1 250558-3579

Storage Large private garage for winter storage. $100/mo per bay, neg. 250-542-3276 lv mess. Records, RV & boat storage avail, clean, secure, convenient central location. Flexible size options. 250-550-4069.

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1bdrm, large executive, OK Lake, 5 appl, dock, balcony, n/s, n/p, $899 +1/3 util 250558-5045 1bdrm, Large, Quiet adult building, n/s, prkg, spacious yard, close to downtown, avail now. $600. 250-938-0583, or evenings 250-938-1144 2bdrm+ Newly reno’d entire upper level of home, 1.5-bath, ensuite, w/d, n/s, n/p, $800+ util, RR Nov 1 250-558-1873

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1994 Corsair Excella 26 RK 5th-wh, absolutely mint, loaded, new tires & propane tanks, tripple sky lights, no slides, highly maintained, absolute must see. Reduced $8500.obo 1(250)260-7717


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

Suites, Lower 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $850 + 40% util. Shrd lndry, avail now. 250-869-9788. 1bdrm basement, $650. n/p, n/s, no drugs. .250-2750922.250-307-4801 1bdrm, bright & new, good location, quiet, clean, suits 1, NS/NP, F/S, w/d, Avail Immed, $600 util/incl 250-309-6199 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winfield, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-766-1950 evenings 1bdrm executive suite panoramic lakeview, multi-zone media, high end finish, private patio, tile throughout, laundry hook-up, security system, n/s $1,300 util incl. Avail immed. To view call 545-7387 1bdrm spacious , close to d/t, Rec center w/d, $700. incl.util dogs friendly. 250-545-3511. 1bdrm suite, Upper Mission Hill. $650 util incl, no smoking inside, N/P. 250-308-2929 2 bdrm bright, spacious, lower suite, East Hill, immediately or Nov. 1st. W/D, F/S, pets negotiable. 250306-4144

2bdrm, 1bath, above ground, Coldstream, w/brand new kitchen, Kal Lake view, $950 all util incl, n/s, non partier, n/p, R.R. avail Oct.15th.250558-0532. 2bdrm, clean,(Fulton Area) close to all amenities, np, ns, laundry h/u, Oct/Nov 1. $900. 250-558-4623, 778-932-1857 2bdrm East Hill walkout, shared laundry, n/s n/p, int/tv util $700+DD. 250-573-5824 2bdrm, Ellison/Fulton School, f/s, w/d, utils incl + cable. $850 250-542-3809, 250-306-3809 2bdrm immaculate, f/s, w/d, a/c, Alexis Park area, private entrance, n/s, shared util, avail immed $850 250-545-1229 2bdrm, level entry, daylight, f/s, laundry hookup, $950, util incl, Nov 1, 6153 Old Kamloops Road, 250-542-7179 2bdrm newer suite, beautiful yard, nat. setting, n/p, n/s. A must see! Suits mature adult, Nov1, RR $800, 250-545-5841 2Bedroom Entry Level Suite. No pets, parties, smoking, or drugs. Call 778-475-5100. See Kijiji - Ad # 309541255. 3bdrm, downstairs, laundry, garage, adult oriented util/incl. $1000/mo. 250-545-8191 BRIGHT clean 635 sq ft 1-bedroom suite in East Hill house. Close to town, schools, safe quiet neighborhood. Must be quiet, responsible tenant. $700 + 1/3 utilities. Own entrance and own laundry. NS/NP. References req. 250-540-5605.

BRIGHT 1bdrm suite for rent. Ground level, walking distance to downtown, on bus route, parking, shared laundry, utilities included. N/S, N/P. $700. Available November 1st. Call (250) 542-5063 or (778) 886-0251 to view. ENDERBY (rural)2bdrm $1000. Garden area, Bachelor suite $450 both incl util. tv/int. 250-558-9171 Furnished,2bdrm,n/s,n/p,shar ed laundry, $695 util. incl. DD $100, East Hill 250-306-3738 Furnished bachelor suite, n/s, n/p,private ent.,Suitable for prof or student. $625 + d.d. After 11am 250-549-2543.

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2bdrm, newer townhouse, 1 1/2 bath, close to amenities, n/s, n/p, $1050 +util, available Now (250) 308-4190 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. $1300+util, (250)558-3588

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HARWOOD. Avail Immed. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, F/S/D, W/D. No smoking. No parties. $1200/mo 250 541 0094 Call 8am and 8pm

1990 White Olds, Sierra. Very good working order. 200 000 km. Comes with 4 snow tires. Service records available. $1100. 778.475.1952. 1994 Buick Park Avenue,fully loaded, super charged, exc. cond. needs engine work $500. 250-545-3866 1999 Buick Regal LS, new all weather tires 135,000 kms. $3,400 obo. 250-558-4597 2002 Alero auto loaded, 150K, $3200. 94 Accord Coop 18’s 5spd $1800. (250)306-2378 2007 Pontiac G5 GT, 59K, standard, a/c, fully loaded, sunroof, exc/cond, $9500 (250)558-0940, 250-550-5508

Spacious 3bdrm family oriented Co-op $765/mo. +shared dep & participation req., avail. Nov.1 250-549-4599 after 6pm

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Cars - Sports & Imports

4-Like new winter tires - size 185/70R14 $200 call Frank @ (250)542-1280 4 Wintertrax Tires P215/70R15 97S $140. (250)503-0970

Jaguar 2000 XJ8, great cond, all the bells and whistles, new tires, must see. $7500. 250546-9405.

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$AVE. End of Season Sale. 2011 Electric Scooters $995-$1295. Save Now. Buy before Spring! 866-203-0906 / 250-863-1123

Call Leo (250) 550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.

Recreational/Sale OLDER, cozy 12 ft trailer.Sleeps 3, fridge and stove, good condition. 250-542-5270.


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New 2bdrm (Mission Hill), large living room & kitchen, f/s 1 bath, d/w, n/p, n/s $800util incl 250-542-6620 Single person spacious walkout suite, incl util/int/satellite, f/s, w/d, walk to Kal Beach, n/s n/p, $750. 250-545-5443 Upscale Furnished 1bdrm, view,w/d,n/s,n/p $850/DD/util mature adult (250)558-0374

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WALKING dist. to d/town, 1 bed bsmt ste, sep. ent., shared ldryquiet, single n/s $700 incl. utils ,sm. pet ok, avail Nov.1st, ref. req. 250306-6110


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1991 FORD 350 Cube Van. 16 ft aluminum box. V8 gas engine. Auto. 314K. Well maint. $2800obo 250-546-3669.

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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 for more information


1995 Chev Silverado 2500 camper special, rebuilt trans, new battery & starter, $2500. obo. (250)309-4134 2005 Ford Freestar Sport 4.2 L, clean, sum&wint tires / rims, 89kms, $8900, 250-558-1944

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RV- Rooftop a/c unit/with heat, Just removed from Motorhome $200 gd/cond (250)546-9405


LARGE basement suite in Coldstream. 5 min from Kal Lake. 5 min from Kal Park, 2minute from bus stop. Approx 500 ft2 Newly renovated. 2 large rooms, large bathroom, very bright, level entry,full kitchen, utilities included, laundry available. no smoking. Suitable for the young to the elderly. $700/month. 250 545 2205

WALK TO OK COLLEGE. 1 bedroom. TV, internet, utilities incl, pkng, laundry, sep ent, pvte outdoor space, gas f/p. option for furnished, $800. 250-938-4241

WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

The Corporation of the

City of Vernon REQUEST FOR QUOTATION QUOTE #WAT-11-79 SNOW CLEARING & DE-ICING — DUTEAU CREEK WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND HEADGATES Quotations marked “WAT-11-79 - SNOW CLEARING & DE-ICING - DUTEAU CREEK WATER TREATMENT PLANT & HEADGATES” will be accepted at the office of the Purchasing Agent at the Operation Services Office, 1900 48 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7, up to 2:00 pm local time, Tuesday , October, 25, 2011 for the following terms: Nov 1, 2011 – April 2012 Nov 1, 2012 – April 2013 Snow clearing at Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant & Headgates road entrance & parking lots. Snow clearing work includes the application of granular abrasives such as salt and sand to icy surfaces. Further information, specifications and Quote forms may be obtained from or the office of the Purchasing Agent 250-550-3646, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Quotation, and to accept this Quotation in total or in part, or to accept the Quotation which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. Quotations received after the closing date will be returned unopened.

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Get out of the house and into Downtown Vernon this Fall! By Holly Schmidt It’s hard to believe, but summer is officially over and it has already been over three weeks since the first day of fall. For many of us, the end of summer means the end of being active and getting out of the house regularly. So, although the patio season is slowly coming to an end (we are definitely hanging on as long as we can), there are still many things to get out and see and do in Downtown Vernon. And, something for everyone including the movie enthusiast, sports fanatic, art buff, late night indulger and those looking to stay active. For the art buff, check out one of the Art Galleries in Downtown Vernon. Gallery Vertigo currently has an exhibition running until October 22nd that includes work from Marilyn Raymond and Lois Huey-Heck as well as Harold Coego. The Vernon Public Art Gallery currently has an exhibition featuring Brigitta Kocsis and starting October 20th they will feature Fern Helfand, Wayne Larivieres & the Sookinchoot Youth Centre. For the sports fanatic, be sure to check out a Puck Party at Monashee’s Bar & Grill during a Canucks game. On a UFC night, check out Kal Sports Bar or, newly opened, The Shack. Keep your swing fresh with the Golf Simulator at Kal Sports Bar. More of a late night indulger? After enjoying a meal out in Downtown Vernon, head to any of the night life places in Downtown Vernon including The Rockhouse, Club 29/29, On The Roxx and Monashee’s Bar & Grill.

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Movie enthusiast? Check out the Vernon Towne Cinema – and watch for their special film society nights. If you enjoy the popcorn as much as the movie like I do, be sure to check them out on “Bring your own bowl Wednesday”! Interested in learning more about Wine for next summer’s wine tours? I would definitely book a seat for the next Wine Education night at Crush Bistro. They host them every second Wednesday – the next one is October 26th. If you’re a food enthusiast, Downtown Vernon is definitely the place to visit with over 50 restaurants to choose from. I would suggest experiencing a new countries cuisine each time you go out – Thai, Philippine, Chinese, Japanese, Canadian, Mexican, Indian, Italian and more! If you’re more interested in staying active, Downtown Vernon is still the place to turn. Get a work out in at Excel Fitness, Hayden Fitness & Yoga or Dimensions Fitness Express. More interested in giving martial arts


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a try? Check out Kees Tai-Kwon-Do, Jung Shin TaiKwon-Do or Unity Martial Arts. If it’s dancing that you want to give a go this winter, check out Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio, Silhouette Dance Studio or Accentz Dance Studio! With all these options, there is no excuse for becoming a homebody this fall! And hey, for you shopping enthusiasts, I definitely agree that shopping is a great fall activity! My suggestion on how to always stay in the know of what’s going on in Downtown Vernon is to “like” us on Facebook (search Downtown Vernon). I’m always letting you know the fun things & awesome deals going on in Downtown Vernon. See you in Downtown Vernon!

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; /â&#x20AC;Ą Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (R7A), 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS (R7B) and 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between September 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. x$4,700 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 Traverse LS (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2011 Chevrolet Equinox/2011 Chevrolet Traverse on approved credit. Bi-Weekly payment and variable rate shown based on current TD Finance prime rate and is subject to fluctuation; actual payment amounts will vary with rate fluctuations. Example: $10,000 at 3% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $132. Cost of borrowing is $1,099, total obligation is $11,099. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase prices of $26,998/$31,998 with $2,799/$2,799 down, equipped as described. â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 48 months on 2011 Chevrolet / GMC / Buick Cruze, Equinox, Terrain, Traverse, Acadia, Enclave, and 60 months on Impala. Rates from other lenders will vary. See dealer for details. 3.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 3.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $136.64. Cost of borrowing is $1,477.93, total obligation is $11,477.93. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Bi-weekly payments based on a purchase price of $16,398 (freight included) for Cruze LS with $899 down payment. WWTo qualify for GMCLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2005 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months.GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new eligible 2011 or 2012 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. W/*â&#x20AC;  Based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. **2011 Chevrolet Equinox FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC I-4 engine, Traverse FWD with standard 3.6L engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Competitive fuel ratings based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 Fuel ConsumptionGuide.

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