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“We had a minimum tax on financial institutions from the The provincial government is 1970s to 2008 when it was elimibeing urged to stimulate the econ- nated,” said Dix. omy by investing in students. Dix isn’t sure if Premier Christy NDP leader Clark and the Adrian Dix visLiberals will ited Vernon’s endorse the Okanagan NDP’s recomCollege Friday mendation to call for the for needsreinstatement based grants. of needs-based “Part of grants for our task is to post-secondbring change. ary students in People can’t B.C. wait until “We are 2013 and the going to see next election,” a significant he said. shortage of While in skilled workVernon, Dix ers. A lot of also expressed that is about concerns skills training,” about insuffisaid Dix. cient funding LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR “When I for legal aid. talk to forest Adrian Dix, NDP leader, speaks at “The soluc o m p a n i e s , Okanagan College Friday about the tion is to they say the high cost of post-secondary education. address famprinciple conily law where cern is their workforce. Everything they (government) took away legal from biologists to millwrights is aid from most people,” he said. required.” On Wednesday, Vernon lawNon-repayable grants were yers joined counterparts across eliminated in 2005, and Dix says B.C. and wore blue ribbons to that has put pressure on low and raise awareness about legal aid middle-income families wanting funding cuts. to send their children to school, Dix is also demanding action as well as workers needing to to ease overcrowding at Vernon upgrade skills. Jubilee Hospital. “I am hearing that it’s harder “The longer they fail to act, and harder to afford to go to the more health care in the North school,” he said, adding that the Okanagan will continue to suffer,” average student debt is $27,000. he said of the need for more acute “We are seeing the highest care beds. interest rates for loans and they Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric have doubled tuition fees. We Foster raised the issue of beds want to make a real difference in with Health Minister Michael de the lives of students.” Jong Friday. The NDP wants $100 million “We need to pour pressure on spent on non-repayable grants and and if Mr. Foster is prepared to it’s suggesting the money come join our efforts, that is good news,” from a tax on banks. said Dix. Morning Star Staff


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News Teachers make their case for recess KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff


t may just be 15 minutes, but recess has always been a crucial part in the elementary school day. And when the Vernon School District made the decision to cancel recess during the teachers’ job action, teachers say they and students have had to pay the price. Out of B.C.’s 60 school districts, Vernon is one of six to cancel recess since the job action began. For Grade 1 teacher Kelli Mazurak, the cancellation of the break makes for a long morning. “We go from 8:30 to 11:50 without a break for our personal needs,� she said. “We don’t get a break from teaching and supervising.� Most teachers expressed frustration at not having that time to connect with their students. But they also agreed that recess is an important time for students to be able to have unstructured play time, away from their teacher. “Many children are still getting a break in the morning; however, it is important to note that it is a structured, teacher-directed activity,� said Mazurak, a teacher with 11 years of experience, who teaches at Silver Star. “This is very different from what recess previously looked like, which was an unstructured time in the day, where children have time for play, creative exploration, socializing with their peers, and physical activity of their own choice. The cancellation of recess is a disservice to children of all ages.� For Mazurak, one of the big issues for teachers taking this job action for better learning and teaching conditions is to seek an improvement in student support, “I have experienced dramatic changes in the reduction of student support. This includes learning assistance, counselling, and special needs,� she said. “The general public may not be aware that these drastic cutbacks affect all of our children on a daily basis, not just the children directly requiring these services. I feel very passionate about this particular area of our job action.� Kevin Bader, a Grade 6/7 teacher at Hillview with 12 years’ experience, said at his school teachers have always taken turns supervising recess on a rotating basis. For Bader, recess is a crucial time for him to connect with his students, either one-on-one or in small groups. “With more than 90 per cent of Hillview students taking the bus to and from school, there aren’t many opportunities to connect with them outside of teaching time, as they’re either arriving just before the bell rings or rushing off to catch the bus home at the end of the day.


Kevin Bader (left) and Dave Hobbs are Grade 6/7 teachers at Hillview who say they are missing the connection with students that recess used to provide for them. “Lunch time has never been the best time to connect, as they’re usually racing through their lunch so they can get outside and play. “So for me, recess was ideal. Math ended and it was always an ideal time to be able to connect, to say ‘hey, Jimmy, can I talk to you,’ or for a student to say, ‘Mr. B. I’m not quite getting this.’ “It’s the most important time for me to connect with my students. Lunchtime, on the other hand, is the time I connect with my colleagues.� The Ministry of Education requires that students get 30 minutes of physical activity a day outside of their regular PE classes and Bader will take his students outside to go for a walk or a game of soccer. “But on PE day, we go for three hours without any fresh air,� he said. “And kids need to be outside without a teacher breathing down their neck, whether it’s to talk with their friends or to go and play Legos.� Dave Hobbs is also a Grade 6/7 teacher at Hillview, and a teacher since 1986. He echoed Bader’s comments and said the cancellation of recess has affected the way he teaches and the relationships he is able to build with the kids. “We usually do math first thing and the kids would often stay an extra five minutes into recess to get help and I allow kids to do extra work for extra grades, but I’m finding less time to allow kids to improve their grades,� said Hobbs. “It’s a time when I used to connect with kids, I could chew the fat, I could talk to them. Now I don’t have that 15 minutes when I’m not Mr. Hobbs the

teacher. “And for the kids themselves, every minute is now structured. I don’t have that free time to work with a kid, to develop that trust, and the kids don’t have that free time to socialize, which is very important in Grade 7, that crucial year before high school.� Like many teachers, Hobbs’ day begins early, arriving at school by 7 a.m., having been up since 5:15 a.m., when he checks e-mail. He said while teachers aren’t performing administrative tasks during the job action, such as report cards, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher anytime they need for a progress report. Anita Baturin has been teaching since 1991, at Beairsto since 2002, where she has taught Grades 1 to 3 and where she started the school’s music program in 2007. As a specialist, she feels the impact more than most, as she has no opportunity to rest her voice during the day. “Some days I literally will speak/sing from 8:45 a.m. until noon non-stop,� she said. “Each group will come at 30 to-45-minute intervals and each time, I need to have an equal amount of energy and enthusiasm for every class. This is exhausting, and I am seriously concerned about my vocal health. Most work places offer several short breaks for their employees. Why should it be different for teachers? Our job is very different from other jobs. Yes, I agree that in every work place there is a certain amount of stress but working with numerous children all at once all day produces a very different kind of stress.

“I love what I do but I think it is in everybody’s best interest to take time to care for our teachers.� Grade 1 teacher Donna Allen has been teaching in this district for 30 years, at BX for 15, where she teaches Grade 1. She said anything that is detrimental to her students’ learning impacts her as a teacher. “Recess is not just a time to provide a physical break, but an emotional and cognitive one as well. Psychologists who have studied the impacts of recess show that students need an unstructured time away from their teachers to learn more about themselves as an individual. This is a time where they develop friendships and social skills. This also allows time for students to create new social networks with students in other classes. “At BX, teachers are not providing a break for students, there is a requirement of half an hour of DPA and on nice weather some teachers will take students outside while others do DPA in the classroom with limited space and equipment.� Allen said recess has generally been a time for her to recharge her batteries, both physically and mentally. With acute arthritis in one knee and a hip replacement, she needs the 15 minutes to rest and get off her feet. “Since the cancellation of recess I have developed chronic pain in my bad knee and tinges in my good one. A few weeks ago while stepping onto a school bus, my good knee collapsed. Grade 1 is a physically demanding grade to teach and I love teaching it, but now I am at home recuperating from an injury that could have been avoidable with a morning rest period.� Recess was also a time for Allen to touch base with her colleagues, both socially and professionally. As well, it gave her time to gather materials for the remainder of the morning or to make phone calls to parents. “The parents who have talked to me about recess notice that their child is more tired and cranky when they get home,� she said.

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Robberies investigated ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

One robber got some money in a purse, one left empty-handed. Vernon RCMP are investigating two robberies Thursday. At about 5:15 p.m., police responded to a robbery at the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge Cold Beer and Wine Store. “A male entered the business, produced a knife and demanded money Molendyk from the clerk,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The clerk was able to leave the store through a rear door, unharmed. The suspect went out the front door, and witnesses report he got into a newer-model white Ford pickup truck. The vehicle was seen driving southbound on 33rd Street. The suspect, who did not get any money in the attempt, was described as being about five-foot-eight, stocky build and was wearing a black-andwhite, balaclava-style ski mask with ski goggles on the top of his head, and a black hoodie. Three hours later, at about 8:20 p.m., an unknown man entered the

“The 64-year-old victim was dragged a short distance along the floor.” — Gord Molendyk Lake City Casino on Anderson Way, and grabbed an elderly woman’s purse that was around her shoulder. “The 64-year-old victim was dragged a short distance along the floor before she let go of her purse,” said Molendyk. The woman received minor injuries during the robbery. Her purse contained an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect ran out an emergency door and got into a blue Chevrolet Tahoe. The suspect vehicle was located sometime later abandoned, and has been seized for investigation. With the help of video from the casino, police have a suspect in this case. Anybody with any information on either robbery is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be left on the local Crime Stoppers’ website,

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Dreams come true for kids RICHARD ROLKE


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It’s an adventure some North Okanagan youth will never forget. Taking part in Tuesday’s Sunshine Dreamlift flight to Disneyland will be one child from Armstrong, two from Enderby, one from Lumby and four from Vernon. They all experience severe physical disabilities or face life-threatening illnesses. “It’s a very emotional experience,� said Akbal Mund, a partner with the local Wendy’s, which raises funds to ensure the one-day trips can occur. “They (youth) are experiencing time on their own, away from their parents and that’s something we take for granted.� It’s also an opportunity for them to forget about their illnesses. A total of 64 children from throughout the Interior will take part in Tuesday’s flight which is organized by the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. “Some have never been able to travel due to their daily treatments, special feeding requirements or the physical challenges involved in their day-to-day care,� said Chris McInnis, Sunshine Foundation’s media and communications co-ordinator, in a release. “Volunteer buddies from the health care community will make sure the children will be wellcared-for.� The Anaheim-bound flight will leave Kelowna International Airport at 7 a.m. Tuesday and return at about midnight the same day. While at the Magic Kingdom, the youth will be escorted by volunteers from the Orange County Sheriff Department. The goal is to meet as many Disney characters and go on as many rides as possible before heading home. “Watching the kids have that much fun is overwhelming,� said Mund, who will be in Disneyland Tuesday.


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North Okanagan youth are preparing for a visit with Mickey Mouse during the Sunshine Dreamlift flight to Disneyland Tuesday. The flight is made possible by funds raised during Wendy’s Dreamlift Day festivities at all Wendy’s restaurants in the Okanagan, as well as Kamloops and Salmon Arm. This January’s fundraiser generated $109,382, and Mund believes residents have rallied behind the cause because of the special children that will benefit from the flight. “Everybody recognizes the importance of sending kids from our community to Disneyland,� he said.

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The revolving door continues at the Regional District of North Okanagan. Christy Malden is leaving as legislative services co-ordinator, making her the fourth high-level departure of staff since the spring. “It’s just a natural progression with people when opportunities arise,” said director Rick Fairbairn. “It’s not a reflection of anything happening with the regional district.” Besides Malden, administrator Greg Betts retired in May while engineering general manager Arnold Badke and Al McNiven, parks and recreation general manager, retired in September. Malden leaves Jan. 6 for new duties with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. “I just wanted to get back home,” she said of her roots in Penticton. Malden admits it’s difficult to leave RDNO and her position as legislative services co-ordinator. “I have loved it there. It’s been an amazing job and the people are great,” she said. Malden has been with RDNO for five years. “She’s a great person and she will be missed,” said Trafford Hall, administrator. At least one of the current vacancies has been

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“I have loved it here. It’s been an amazing job and the people are great.” — Christy Malden filled. Dale McTaggart has been hired as general manager of engineering and he begins Jan. 9. “He comes well regarded and with good experience,” said Hall. McTaggart will oversee a number of services including noxious weeds, water utilities at Grindrod, Whitevale, Mabel Lake and Silver Star, transit, drainage and street lighting. But a major focus will be the Greater Vernon water system and the upcoming review of the master water plan. “We have confidence that Dale has the experience necessary,” said Hall. RDNO still hasn’t hired a new parks, recreation and culture general administrator. “We have a few good applicants,” said Hall, who became administrator in May.

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Mixed emotions are surfacing as the City of Vernon prepares for a new era. The inaugural meeting of the council elected Nov. 19 will be held at city hall Monday at 7 p.m. “There is a sense of excitement but I’m also trying to absorb all of the protocols involved,” said Rob Sawatzky, who will be officially sworn in as mayor.


“There is a sense of excitement.” — Rob Sawatzky He says he is also aware of the expectations residents have placed on himself and council. “We will be very busy for the first two or three months with things that are already underway like the budget and searching for a new chief administrative officer.”

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Being sworn in as councillors are Juliette Cunningham, Catherine Lord, Patrick Nicol, Mary-Jo O’Keefe, Brian Quiring and Bob Spiers. Monday’s meeting is largely ceremonial but council will be asked to approve appointments to city committees and external agencies such

as Regional District of North Okanagan, the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and Okanagan Regional Library. Sawatzky has made appointments based on discussions with each councillor. “There are 39 appointments and there are a number of factors to consider such as continuity and trying to go with people’s interests,” he said. “We haven’t had any problems with that and I think we have things set up.” Council will also approve meeting dates for 2012 to 2014 and who will serve as acting mayor if Sawatzky is unavailable. Outgoing mayor Wayne Lippert, as well as outgoing councillors Buffy Baumbrough, Jack Gilroy and Shawn Lee, have been invited to attend Monday’s ceremony.


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Dead ducks cause concern JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

News of local ducks dying off from disease has also caused concern for their predators. Upwards of 20 ducks have been found dead in and around the north end of Kalamalka Lake in recent weeks. According to the local Conservation Officer Service, the water fowl are dying from aspergillosis (a fungal respiratory disease caused by consumption of decaying vegetation and feed grains). Samples have been sent to the provincial animal health lab to confirm and a preliminary report may be available by mid-next week. Meanwhile, there is some concern for eagles and other predators that are picking at the remains or preying on the live infected ducks. The threat of other mammals and birds becoming infected is small, explains Helen Schwantje, wildlife veterinarian with the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat management branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Ops/ Environment “Mammals rarely get the disease and it is not common for scavenging birds to develop the disease from eating dead or sick birds – it is usually transmitted by close contact and by respiratory means,” said Schwantje. “It is possible, theoretically, that an eagle could get it, but the disease is more commonly seen in captive raptors.” Those who have found dead ducks on their properties are also advised to dispose of them in a landfill. This is not the first time aspergillosis has caused

Vernon robbery suspect in custody ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The man accused of attempting to rob a woman in the Lincoln Lanes parking lot Nov. 25 has been remanded in custody. A man wearing a ski jacket and red hoodie approached the woman as she was getting into her car shortly before 11 p.m. Nov. 25, and demanded money. The woman instinctively pressed her car horn several times, scaring off the suspect who fled on foot. Video surveillance of the suspect inside the bowling alley was released to the media, and helped lead to an arrest Wednesday. Robin Edward Konkle, 41, is facing counts of robbery and uttering threats. He will make his next appearance in Vernon Provincial Court Dec. 7.


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am a morning person. I hop out of bed before the alarm rings, make coffee, read the paper, listen to the radio, feed the cats, empty the garbage, make breakfast, read my e-mail, surf the net, pay some bills, and pad around the house trying not to wake the undead woman upstairs. Three hours later, I hear movement. An hour after that she appears, walking zombielike to the coffee machine. I know better than to say “good morning.” I keep perfectly still, hoping she won’t notice me and bite my head off. Then Jim Mullen she pads away to her private den where, behind drawn blinds and closed doors, she makes secret potions out of chicken bones and eye of newt. Not that I’ve ever seen her do it, but what other explanation could there be? Years after we were married, I found out the morning zombie trait runs in her family. When her sister’s new husband said he had cooked his wife breakfast, the rest of the family looked at him with stunned “Are you out of your mind?” expressions. “She eats breakfast with you?” someone finally asked in shock, knowing firsthand how dangerous and foolhardy that would be. “Oh, no, I’m not crazy,” he said. “I just drop it and run. It’s like feeding the raptors in ‘Jurassic Park.’” The undead, zombies, raptors. Is that any way to talk about our loved ones? Hey, if the bloody fangs fit ... I used to think all these vampire/zombie/ living dead movies and TV shows were based on bad dreams or some kind of primal fear. Now I’m starting to wonder if instead they have to do with real experiences living with the real undead. I’m thinking that Bram Stoker was probably a fun kind of guy who got up before the


alarm rang, made the coffee, etc., etc., but that his wife was one of the living dead until noon. How much of a stretch would it be to write Dracula about people like that -- the fear of the sun, the insomnia, the aversion to mirrors, the shuffling walk, the odd mechanical speech pattern, the way animals hang their heads and skulk away from them. Sure, there is very little blood sucking and sleeping in coffins in real life, but that was poetic license. Maybe The Thing, Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland were all written by the spouses of non-morning people. After all, it is only the people who live with them who would see this side of their personalities. By dusk, the undead are as alive as the rest of us. Dinner guests would never know that this morning, Stephen King would have been afraid to knock on our front door. How is it that some people are morning people and some are not? Is it because they lie on the sofa all night in front of the TV, jerking completely awake now and then to deny that they are dozing at all? Suddenly at midnight, they’re not tired. Maybe a few more hours of catnapping and they’ll be ready for bed, but not yet. Then they complain they can’t seem to fall asleep. Hmmmm. I wonder why? If only there was something simple they could do that would help them get an entire night of deep, renewing sleep. But what? Pills? Hot milk? Back rubs? Hypnosis? Around noon, the zombie starts to come to life. The colour returns to her face, she stops walking like a mummy, her trancelike state seems to break, she’s even able to say a few simple words. She has no memory of her body being taken over by the forces of evil. It’s like a before-and-after moment from “The Exorcist.” Now I think I know where they got the idea for that story. Jim Mullen’s new book, Now in Paperback, is now in paperback. You can reach him at

Grade 12 students across the North Okanagan are just six months away from graduating. That means they are currently applying to colleges and universities or at least considering their long-term plans. But for many, the prospect of post-secondary education is increasingly challenging because of the financial pressure placed on them and their parents. Even after a freeze on many fees, tuition at Okanagan College is $3,078 annually for an associate of arts degree program, $3,880 a year for bachelor of business administration and $7,334 for the aircraft maintenance engineer M-license program. That’s a fair chunk of change for a student working a minimum wage job or a parent who hasn’t seen a wage increase during the economic downturn. That’s why there is merit to NDP leader Adrian Dix’s call for tuition grants based on need. First off, such an initiative could make college more accessible to everyone and not just those who can afford to attend classes. Secondly, it would remove the significant burden student loans create for those wanting to better their life. But, most importantly, grants would ensure people are developing the skills required to address the current shortage of trained workers. If the gap isn’t filled, many industries will shrink in scope. Dix is urging Premier Christy Clark to consider his concept and hopefully she will because the future of the economy and our youth is far more important than party loyalties or who gets credit for an idea. Hopefully there may be a plan in place by the time our newest graduates head out into the world in June.

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am embarrassed as a member of the Vernon community. I am a recently retired teacher, who has not stood up and spoken out about the current oppressive state of educational administrative practices in a few districts in our province. It has been over two whole months that teachers have not had a morning break in our district and very few other districts. Teachers struggle to teach and find a way to give students a mid-morning break without getting the time to regroup themselves. Shame on the Vernon School District. Once upon a time, this was a lighthouse district that stood up for good educational practices. Once upon a time in an age long lost, principals were lead teachers, they made decisions based on educational merit and not what they were told to do. Many a principal was defended by the B.C. Teachers Federation, as a member, for making these types of decisions. Today, many administrative officers, no longer principal/ teachers, are supporting whatever they are told to support, whichever bandwagon or whichever district initiative to make teachers, and coincidentally students, suffer, including such a thing as a lack of a midmorning break. Our Vernon School District is one of less than five per cent of the districts in the province to cancel recess for both students and teachers. When I retired, I gave our board chair and our director of instruction big hugs, because even after 22 years in the district, I really believed that our district was and remains one of the best. I have changed my mind. As a retired teacher, I left the first day of school to go on a seven-day kayaking paddle trip. I am embarrassed that I did not do something

ECONOMY A FACTOR I am without a generous corporate or government retirement benefit. My income is dependent on the health of the general economy and my performance in the workplace. The governmentmanipulated interest rate on savings is at an historic low near zero percent. It used to be that government workers received wages/salaries less than those in the equivalent private sector positions because their employment was more secure. Now those salaries are higher due to their excessively strong, dictatorial unions, and their marketinsensitive leaders, advisors and political supporters. So, what do we know about the teachers who are now trying to negotiate a new wage and benefit contract with our school boards during these economically difficult times? We know that there are some very good, dedicated teachers who understand that their pay comes from taxes squeezed out

before leaving. I believed that our district had agreed to cover recess duty. Someone changed their mind I guess. I believe in education. I believe that students need a break and that play that is earned by hard work is important. I also believe that all people, including teachers, deserve a morning break. Teachers have never had this morning break as a given. Two out of five days a week may involve working on your mid-morning break and then “volunteering” during your lunch break to work some more. After returning with eight broken welds on my roof rack, the owner of the welding shop would not interrupt his guys to fix my rack during their coffee break. As he said, “They work well and when I don’t respect their break they end up with no break and then things really start to fall apart.” Teachers have ended up with no break this year and worked many years with no morning break for too many years. Each day, teachers on recess supervision work through

of our dwindling, economically stressed resources. My guess is that they are the professionals who voted against the teachers’ current job action. We also know that the rest are the trade unionists who are more concerned about their ‘take-home’ and are unconcerned about the effect it is having on their students, and the rest of us whose income is dependent on the health of the economy to enable us to pay our taxes. We know that the majority of teachers do not want their performance measured, hence their opposition to standardized testing. We know that they do not want to be paid on the basis of their performance. We know that every time their contracts are up for renegotiation, they want more pay, more benefits, fewer responsibilities, fewer restrictions, more control over their workplace and fewer students per teacher. They don’t seem to realize that there is only so much money in





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our pockets, and that higher wages for them means less money to help the students, and less money in the general economy for family sustenance and job creation in the private sector. Governments do not create jobs, but consume capital and the vigor needed for private sector job creation via excessive taxation and regulation. Many economists are suggesting the economy is going to get much worse before it gets better due to excessive debt in both the private and public sectors. The fact that other provinces are paying teachers excessively high wages should not be considered a good argument for B.C. to pay teachers more than their performance and a failing economy justify. In his extensive letter to The Morning Star, Vernon Teachers’ Association President Bruce Cummings states that, "There has been a 22 per cent reduction in K-12 public education funding," but he doesn’t reveal the fact that in recent years, student enrolment

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their supposed “break” and then “volunteer” to work during their lunch break, with meetings or teams. Not too many years ago, I fought for teacher rights. We had no break, students arrived at 7:30 a.m. and left at 4:45 p.m. with no support for student supervision. That was wrong and the lack of a morning break is wrong. To my last day of teaching, I argued that recess duty was wrong – teachers need a morning break. In the end, everyone needs a break. Most people have a break from the job, co-workers and maybe the boss. Teachers never get a break and need 15 minutes to regroup, despite the boss, and relate with a co-worker to go back and do the job, grabbing the next set of tools for the next hour and a half of instruction. As a mechanic, grabbing tools, materials and checking the manuals is part of the job that just needs to be done and then added to the bill. Teachers don’t get to bill anyone, they just have to do the work. Teachers don’t have to worry about the next individual case. They walk back into a room with 20 to 30 beautiful young and very energetic minds that need a caring, relaxed, adult to respond to their very immediate needs. They then again plan how to over the course of a year, move students from below level to a hopefully approaching level and then listen to parents and administrators say that if teachers actually cared, it would make a difference. Teachers do care. Parents and administrators need to listen to teachers. Support teachers and stand up and say, “Teachers deserve a morning break." Let’s bargain with them for a fair deal for teachers and kids. Kids matter, teachers care. Kirk Mallette

has declined substantially, hence the closing of many schools, and thus the reduction in education funding. Speaking to teacher compensation based on performance, a group of economists has this to say, “The research here is clear. Except for the first couple of years of teaching, more experience does not make a teacher more effective. Likewise, an advanced degree does not necessarily produce a more effective teacher either (Cowley and Veldhuis, 2011). The current compensation system for B.C. teachers simply does not recognize effectiveness, and the BCTF is not willing to consider one that does. It is nearly impossible to penalize a failing teacher.” As a self-employed person who is dependent for his income on a healthy economy, I ask that the teachers respond to the weakening economy, and our real world situation with more consideration and equity. Vern Polotikis





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Three of four people involved in a shooting incident at a Vernon 7-Eleven in May have been sentenced. Police confirmed at the time that the four people involved knew each other and that the incident centred around drugs. An individual jumped into a vehicle at the 7-Eleven on 39th Avenue in which a 32-year-old Vernon man was sitting, produced a gun and demanded his wallet. The victim fled the vehicle and was shot in the shoulder. As he ran towards

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applicants operating Support limited There will soon be a in: Coldstream, Greater Coldstream is going limit to how much sup- Vernon, outside of paperless. port local projects and Greater Vernon. The district is exper- organizations can get Coldstream’s annual imenting with elimi- from Coldstream. grant budget is $6,000. nating paper Boaters banned The discouncil agenBoating season may trict is setdas and instead ting a maxi- be over but efforts to providing elecmum annual keep boat trailers out tronic agendas grant of of Coldstream’s newand wireless $1,000 per est park are full speed internet at the a p p l i c a n t ahead. municipal hall. As part of the sale – currently The move there is no agreement of the log Pat Cochrane will only affect minimum or cabin property on staff, the mayor Kalavista Road, efforts maximum. and council, “ F o r have been made to who must either print 2011, the district restrict boat trailer off agendas from home received multiple grant parking through a new or bring their own lap- applications that far bylaw. tops to access wireless exceed the total grant “I think it’s imporagendas. Agendas will budget,” explains Trevor tant that this property still be available in paper Seibel, director of finan- is protected for the pubform for the public. cial administration, in a lic to enjoy,” said Jim “You have to have report. Cookson, former owner your own computer, “This option has the of the property. “We you just have the ability effect of limiting the would not have sold it to get the information volume of applications to (Regional District of here at the municipal but also distributing the North Okanagan) if this hall,” Mayor Jim Garlick available funds to more bylaw wasn’t in place.” informed his colleagues applicants.” Further efforts will Monday. The changes will be made in January Having gone also open up the scope to enhance the bylaw, through a similar pro- of eligibility, offering something Cookson cess at Vernon council, grants to non-profit said was also part of the Coldstream Coun. Pat groups outside of the sale agreement. Cochrane says the tran- Coldstream area, but “It’s not just boat sition will take some that contribute to the trailer parking, it’s anygetting used to, but pro- general interest, health thing to do with facilivides a greater benefit. and/or welfare of the tating the boat launch “(Printing agendas) municipality. period.” is certainly a waste of The restrictions are Preferential considstaff time and paper.” eration will given, in welcome news to neighCochrane doesn’t the following order, to bours concerned that suspect he will be lugging in a computer and will still be printing off HAPPY HOUR at the agenda, just not in its entirety (agendas vary from 50 to 200 COFFEE HOUSE pages, depending on the number of reports). for Specialty Coffees “I like having the 2:00 - 4:00 PM Monday to Friday with this coupon actual agenda in paper (offer expires December 31, 2011) form,” said Cochrane, 3202 - 31st Avenue, Vernon who also prefers read250-260-7787 ing an actual book versus one on a screen. Morning Star Staff

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to the previous owner, whose property fronted The City of Otter Lake Road, up Armstrong and the until 2006. I n t e r i o r The lease Provincial has not been Exhibition will renewed, work towards t h o u g h signing a lease administhat will keep trator Patti some parking Ferguson in place for the said in a letIPE. ter to counLand that Chris Pieper cil, “it would has been used appear the for parking off present tenof Adair Avenue has ant of those properties recently changed own- was still allowing IPE ership. The city had parking on city lands, been leasing that land and working with the

IPE on haying the city toes, so that land will no lands, despite no lease.” longer be available for According to the city, parking. the IPE did not realThe parking off Adair ize the city Avenue would property remain as long went beyond as the city and a small IPE enter into pedestrian a lease agreebridge at the ment. back of the Council sewage treatvoted unaniment pond. mously to The new accept the recPaul Britton owners of ommendation. the property City takes have advised the IPE part in study they have plowed their Council voted to conlands under with the tribute $5,000 towards intent of planting pota- a Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC) feasibility study towards possibly putting a modern small hydropower project on Fortune Creek. SIBAC would work in conjunction with By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Urban Systems on the project. “Mental Illness often a Byproduct of Concussions” Depression, a form of mood disorder, often follows declared an attention-grabbing newspaper headline a brain injury and can be long-lasting. It can lead to If the first phase of recently. The effort to draw attention to the often reduced motivation, anxiety, sleeping difficulties and the project proves sucmisunderstood subject of brain injuries (of which avoidance problems. Because there’s a stigma atcessful, SIBAC would concussions are a common type) is justified. “Con- tached to any mental illness, victims are often reluccussion” or even “mild concussion” sounds harmless tant to talk about these issues and their feelings. work on moving to and, too often, is incorrectly viewed lightly, like a phase two, and would sprain or minor fracture. Concussions may also result in negative personalrequire an additional ity changes. Victims may become temperamental, It’s true that in most cases, a single, first incident of irritable, impulsive and irrational, and may exhibit $7,500 from the city for minor concussion – if promptly and properly treated hurtful behaviour, making them difficult to live with. site layout and project and if given enough time to heal – will heal if there’s To friends and loved ones, they may seem like a difplan report work. no repeat incident. The good news is that some 85% ferent person. “This would bring to 95% of people suffering from one uncomplicated mild concussion or mild traumatic brain injury Concussion victims can also develop persistent the city’s cost to $12,500 (MTBI), the medical term which describes more cognitive difficulties, such as memory and learning for $36,160 worth of accurately what’s involved, recover problems, inability to function under work,” said Armstrong within six months. stress, speech or written communication difficulties, and problems with Mayor Chris Pieper. But sadly, in a significant minority executive functions like punctuality, Centennial coordiof cases, even the first, single inciorganization, focussing their attennator sought dent of a mild concussion or MTBI tion and planning. Other neurologican have severe and long-lasting or cal conditions may develop too. Wanted: communieven permanent effects. For these ty-minded individual 5% to 15% of victims, the positive After an incident of brain injury, the to become Armstrong’s statistics are irrelevant – though their potential for later multiple injuries centennial celebrations physical brain injury was “mild,” its increases greatly. U.S. figures sugadverse consequences can be severe gest the risk of a second injury is coordinator. and disabling. two to three times greater than averThe city turns 100 age, and after that the potential for a Thomas D.A. in 2013. Then there is also the cumulative efthird injury increases to eight times Fletcher Q.C. fect of repeated concussions to conthe normal average. “We’re looking for sider, which substantially increases a strong candidate to the risk of serious adverse consequences. Hockey The bottom line is that, in some cases, the cognitive, put forth a proposal players, football players and boxers all face the in- emotional, behavioural and social effects of a mild creased risks associated with repeat “hits” potential- concussion or MTBI can severely disable and impact for the paid position,” ly causing concussions. the victim’s life. Rehabilitation and treatment may said Coun. Paul Britton, be needed for many years and require many different chairperson of the city’s It’s not sports players who are hurt the most, how- specialists, and it can be expensive. community services ever. Car crashes are by far the single most common cause of brain injuries. They account for one half of It’s important for car crash victims suffering concommittee. brain injuries. The rest are caused by all other causes cussion to seek experienced medical and legal asThe successful can– work-related injuries, falls, illnesses, sports inju- sistance. Your lawyer will assess the merits of your didate would oversee ries, assaults or fire arms – combined. case, assemble the evidence, arrange for expert witnesses, prepare your case for trial (if necessary), and four main areas: planSo what are some of the serious potential effects of obtain appropriate compensation in court or by negoning and coordinating mild concussion or MTBI? tiation of a fair settlement. events for the centennial year; recruiting and Thomas D.A. Fletcher Q.C. This column has been written with the assistance organizing volunteers of Allan • Francis • Pringle LLP. The column If you require assistance in dealing with to assist in the event; provides information only and must not be relied ICBC or other insurance, personal injury, on for legal advice. 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President’s Message On behalf of the members of the Board of Directors, I am so grateful that we have successfully met a major milestone for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Over the past three years, hundreds and hundreds of local families, community groups, and businesses have supported the Building a Tower of Care campaign to help equip the new Polson Tower. This success has shown me how important Vernon Jubilee Hospital is in the lives of so many people in the North Okanagan. From the onset we knew that $7 million was an ambitious goal, but many people had faith and a commitment to making it a reality. As the campaign built momentum, individual donors, businesses, community groups and other foundations came forward to support the cause. In order to reach our goal, it took many people. Some became catalysts and role models for others. I wish to thank each and everyone of you who supported the Tower of Care Campaign. Unfortunately I am unable to name each of you individually.

Building a Tower of Care Campaign ends successfully The Polson Tower opened to the public at the end of September and perfectly timed with this monumental event Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation reached its fundraising goal. Thanks to the generosity of all donors, large NK A and small the $7 million dollar target was H T met. Most of the money has been received, however some pledges will come in over the next two years.



Anyone who has visited our new hospital knows that it is first class! Each floor boasts of the latest in healthcare equipment. Honorary Chair Paul Nixon, Co-chairs Joanne Kineshanko and Laurie Postill along with their fundraising team wish to thank everyone who supported this campaign. Be proud of your accomplishments … thanks to you we now have a world class hospital that is attracting new doctors and healthcare practitioners to Vernon! Joanne Kineshanko and Laurie Postill Campaign Co-Chairs

A generous donation Variety the Children’s Charity made a generous $250,000 donation to purchase much needed medical equipment for the new Nursery and one of the Outpatient Paediatric examination rooms in Women’s and Children’s Health Services.

Though this campaign has concluded, the work of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is not finished. Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s mandate is to financially support healthcare throughout the North Okanagan and there is a never ending list of unfunded healthcare priorities. Whether it is for Community or Mental Health, Residential Care or Vernon Jubilee Hospital, our community continues to need your financial support. Please remember VJHF with your charitable giving. Greg Mussenden President Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

Donor recognition brings an artistic flair to the new hospital The new Donor Wall on the second floor of the new Polson Tower features two paintings representing the four seasons by artist David Wilson. The Memorial wall, located in the waiting area of the Emergency Department, features a mixed media piece of art created by Wayne Lariviere. Both local aboriginal artists drew inspiration for their works of art from the natural beauty of the North Okanagan.

Painting P i ti d depicting i ti winter i t and d spring i b by D David id Wil Wilson

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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2011 - 2012 Board of Directors Greg Mussenden, President Richard Rolke, Vice-President Joanne Kineshanko, Sec-Treasurer Dr. Finley Armanious Brenda Fletcher Gloria Morgan Dalvir Nahal Morris Vardabasso

Elise Allan Kevin Arbuckle Wendy Christensen Judy Ellis Greg Hamilton Paul Morgan Nancy Serwo

Staff Support

Sue Beaudry, Director of Development Andrea Egan, Development Officer Terri Manke, Development Assistant

MARK YOUR CALENDAR M November and December – 2011 Light A Bulb Campaign December 31, 2011 - Last day to make donations for the 2011 income tax receipting April 21, 2012 - JCI Vernon Hospital Gala at the Best Western Vernon Lodge June 17, 2012 - Do It For Dad Walk & Run August 11, 2012 - Charity Classic Gala at Predator Ridge August 12, 2012 - Charity Classic Golf Tournament on the Predator Course at Predator Ridge

Donors Deserve Recognition … Thank you for your support! The following list includes donations of $500 or more between March 1, 2011 - October 13, 2011. There were far too many contributions of $1—$499 to mention, but thank you! PERSONAL GIFTS Dr. F. Armanious Inc. Mr. Rod Babiuk Mr. Parm Bains Mr. Pawan R Bajwa Mr & Mrs Lyn & Joanne Bannister Mr. Kam Bansal Ms. Kay Bartholomew Mr & Mrs John & Betty Beer Mr & Mrs Larry & Marcia Bell Mrs. Bernice Bibby Mr & Mrs James & Alberta Bird Mrs. Dorothy Brooks Ms. Irene Browne Mr & Mrs Martin & Susan Browne Mr. Ken Byram Ms. Heather Cameron Mr. John Cassin Mr. Harbhajan Chahal Dr. Michael Concannon Dr. Michael Cooke Mr & Mrs J. Wm. & Vivian Costerton Mr. Fred Dafoe Dr. Kimberley B. Daniel Mrs. Marie Dedish Dr. Karl Denk Mr & Mrs Gary & Gayle Dill Mr. Stan Doner Mr. Henry Doyle Mr & Mrs Jim & Anne Edgson Mr & Mrs Drew & Jacqueline Eyre Mrs. Yvonne Flock Mr. Shiv Singh Garcha Mr. Balvinder Gill Dr & Mrs John & Dorothy Graham Mrs. Wynn Haggerstone Dr. Nicholas Half Mr & Mrs Richard & Gail Hamilton Mr. Geoffrey Harris Mr. Leroy Hedden Mrs. Marion Hope Mr & Mrs Brian & Ali Hoshizaki Mr & Mrs Balbir or Kamaljit Hundle

Dr. Hamish Hwang Inc. Mr & Mrs Dwain & Ruth Johanson Ms. Mary Keith Mr & Mrs Kurt or Jutta Knuever Mr. Gerald Kuch Mr. Peter Leggat Ms. Tara-Lea Limb Dr & Mrs Ron & Wendy Long Mr. Kenneth Lynes Mr & Mrs Man Singh or Sital Kaur Mashiana Mr & Mrs Don & Mary Matheson Mr. Jack Morgan Mrs. Resi Nagler Mr. Malkiat Nahal Mr. Jack Noble Mr & Mrs Darryl & Karin O’Brian Ms. Rose Okazaki Mr. David Paterson Mr & Mrs Bruce & Sue Phillips Mr & Mrs John & Faye Plant Mr. John Price Mr & Mrs Frank & Kathy Purcell Mr & Mrs Gerald & Phyllis Raboch Mr & Mrs Aubrey & Bev Reed Mr & Mrs Walter or Gudrun Ruckert Mr & Mrs Akira & Miyoko Sakakibara Mr. Kenneth Sakakibara Mr & Mrs Harinderjeet & Sukhvinder Sandhu Mr & Mrs Harold & Sachiko Sato Mr & Mrs Werner & Elizabeth Schabesberger Ms. Joan Schroeder Mr & Mrs Harry or Nancy Serwo Mrs. Joyce Sommervill Mr. Ralph Spence Mr & Mrs Ted & Mavis Strother Mr & Mrs Brian & Lola Svenson Mr & Mrs Jay & Susan Taylor Mrs. Hilde Weidman Mr. W. Verne Williams Mr & Mrs Byron & Yvonne Wiltse CORPORATE GIFTS Adriatic Granite & Marble Works Alpine Super Cleaning Ltd.

Alpine West Facilities Management Inc. Astral Media Radio GP Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd. Brian Rogers Personal Real Estate Corp. Canadian Tire CIBC-Corporate Communication & Public Affairs Cod Gone Wild Endless Summer Enterprises Inc. Fletcher Paine Associates Engineering France & Associates Fraserview Cedar Products Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen Info Tel Directory Interior Savings Credit Union IOOF-Vernon Valley Lodge #18 Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group Kal Tire Kiki Gardens Ltd. Kineshanko Logging Ltd. Kumar’s Enterprises Ltd. Longhorn Pub Manulife Financial Nature’s Fare Markets Ora Restaurant Lounge Pixilink Solutions Ltd. Scotiabank Seismic Anomalies DJ Service Sladen Moore Chartered Accounts Sprott-Shaw College of Business (Vernon) Sun Life Financial Telus - Dollars for Doers Telus Corporation Tim Hortons Twin Anchors Houseboats Wentworth Music Wesbild Holdings Ltd. for Predator Ridge Ltd. West Bay Construction Company Ltd. West Coast Home & Trust Ltd. White House Mortgages FOUNDATIONS Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation

Caldor Foundation Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/ Yukon Region The Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation George Galbraith Family Fund CHARITABLE GROUPS A.C.T./U.C.T. Kelowna West Council #1003 Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary Clarence Fulton Secondary School CUPE Local 626 Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Ladies Auxiliary Hydrecs Fund - Employee’s Community Services Fund Lions Club - Armstrong Lions Club - Enderby & District Lions Club - Lake Country Winfield Lions Club - Lumby Lions Club - Revelstoke Lions Club - Sicamous Lions Club - Vernon McCulloch Court Tenant’s Association North Okanagan Childcare & Montessori Preschool Society Rotary Club (Kalamalka) Rotary Club (Silver Star) Rotary Club (Vernon) Royal Canadian Legion #98 (Enderby) School District #22 Schubert Centre Variety the Children’s Charity Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary Vernon Silver Star Quilters ESTATES OF Estate of Eileen Griffiths Estate of Helge Ejnar Ramsing Estate of Thomas T. Smith Estate of Winifred Rose Steel

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News from North Okanagan It is hard to believe that it is fall and everyone at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital has experienced the move into our amazing new tower. Congratulations to the Foundation on successfully raising over $7,000,000 with the Tower of Care Campaign. I want to thank all involved with the campaign at the Foundation, our staff, physicians and volunteers, and the citizens of the North Okanagan and Columbia Shuswap, for your ongoing support of the hospital and the services we provide. The critical equipment that this money helps to finance allows us to enhance the already great care we provide. I am delighted to have recently joined the team at Vernon Jubilee and to support everyone as we settle into our new “digs”. It is a pleasure to work with all of the teams and the community of Vernon to optimize the care we provide. A special thank you goes out to all those who volunteered on move day to make it a tremendous success. Now everyone is getting used to how things work, where the doors are and how to get places. It is a bit like moving into a new home only on a much larger scale. If you have visited, you will appreciate the bright open spaces and feel of the new areas. We are in a unique situation as we now have empty space vacated by the move to the new tower. A welcome problem to have! There is a group of Interior Health staff and physicians reviewing requests for the vacated space, following IH criteria and guidelines including any additional funding that may be required to expand or move into a space. We, fortunately, have the support within IH and will be using an objective approach for evaluating the requests for use of the available space. Currently, a portion of the former Emergency Department is being renovated which will be the home of our new Orthopedic Clinic scheduled to open in early 2012. It continues to be a busy site and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Foundation. Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season,

2011 Light A Bulb Campaign An annual holiday tradition returns with the launch of the Light a Bulb Campaign. Now in its 24th year, the Light a Bulb campaign is Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s largest annual fundraising campaign. The goal for 2011 is to raise $200,000. Proceeds will purchase an ENT Navigation System used to perform delicate sinus surgery and two Post Anaesthetic Recovery Monitors. All three pieces of equipment are to be used in the Surgical Services Unit at VJH. “Sinusitis affects 10% of the population on an annual basis, is the reason for millions of office visits, and has more severe impact on quality of life than asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic back pain, or arthritis. With this in mind, I am very pleased that funding for the image guidance equipment will be part of the “Light A Bulb” campaign this coming Christmas. After five years of performing sinus surgery without this tool, it is a welcome addition to serve the people of Vernon and area,” said Dr Noah Massa, Adult & Paediatric Otolaryngology & Surgeon at VJH. Campaign Co-Chairs Gloria Morgan & Kevin Arbuckle announced the $200,000 goal at the campaign launch on November 10th. “A $35 donation will light one bulb; $500 will light a string of lights but any gift is most welcome. Your donation to Light A Bulb 2011 will help you, your friends and family members.” There are many ways you can make your gift. Visit the VJHF website and donate via our secure on line site: Fill in the Light a Bulb coupon in this insert.

Nancy Serwo, Acute Area Director Andrea Eagan receives a donation from 13-year-old Kai Rogers who has donated to the Light A Bulb Campaign for five years running.

The event began with a Gala Dinner & Auction held in the ambulance bay in the new Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Saturday Aug. 13th, followed by the Golf Tournament on Sunday Aug. 14th on the Ridge Course at Predator Ridge. It was a very successful event. Good food, and amazing venues resulted in net proceeds of $200,000 in the support of the Building a Tower of Care Campaign. Thank you to MC Mike Killeen, speakers Shannon McClean, Dr. Ghee Hwang, Auctioneer Wayne Penner and the participants and our sponsors listed below.

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Kalamalka Rotary & Vernon Golf Club hosted their 2nd annual “community days” golf day & Pro-Am Golf Tournament in July. This very successful event raised over $20,000, bringing their two year total to $47,000!

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY… Since last April Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has received donations from many community groups and local businesses, that have generously supported the hospital & the Building a Tower of Care Campaign. SUN FM, Have a Heart Radiothon, was successful in reaching its goal raising Betty Selin, Andrea Egan, Brian Martin and Terri Manke $141,000 over 3 years to support a Labour, Delivery, Recovery & Post-partum Room in the new Women’s & Children’s Health Services. A big “shout out” to Brian & Betty for all that they do for the Foundation!

VJHF Home Hardware Charity Classic was an amazing success raising $210,000! This event featured a Gala dinner hosted in the Ambulance Bay of the new Polson Tower – it was an unforgettable evening. In the past two years the golf tournament, hosted by Hospital staff volunteered ol nteered time to cook for and serve ser e the Charity Charit Classic Gala Dinner Predator Ridge, and gala dinner raised $335,000 for the Building a Tower of Care Campaign. The 1st Annual Dragon Boat Festival organized by Vernon Rowing & Paddling Association took place on Kal Lake & this pledge event raised $8,310 to purchase 8 Biopsy Guns for the mammography unit at VJH.

The “Hospital Gala” was an evening to remember organized by JCI Vernon. An elegant evening with great food, drink and entertainment raised $25,500 to benefit the hospital, bringing their 2 year total to over $45,000! Silver Star Quilters celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special tea and a $2,500 donation to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign! DO IT FOR DAD Run & Walk organized by the Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group was a great success raising over $24,000 to purchase a much need resectoscope used by urologists at VJH to perform prostate surgery. Zone D-1 Lions Clubs from Revelstoke, Sicamous, Enderby, P ti i t att Do D It For F Dad D d Participants Armstrong, Vernon, Lumby & Lake Country worked together in the spirit of cooperation donating $35,000 to purchase a Panda Infant Care Centre for Women’s & Children’s Health Services. Wentworth Music hosted two benefit concerts, a Tribute to the Beatles & Don’t Stop a Fleetwood Mac tribute. These concerts featured Wentworth’s very talented students and raised $5,360 for the Children at VJH. School District #22 students worked hard to help raise funds for Children’s Services at VJH. This past spring students from Clarence Fulton, Kalamalka Secondary, Charles Bloom & Coldstream Elementary schools came up with creative ways to raise money and support their community hospital! Their efforts brought the two year total from School District #22 students to $7,415.

Wine Women & Woods hits the sweet spot and $40,000 of the proceeds raised purchased Encor Breast Biopsy System for the mammography unit at VJH. Desert Cove Homeowners’ Association took up the challenge to support their community hospital. Three years, a lot of hard work & good ideas resulted in donations of $42,000. These funds supported an overnight room in the new Intensive & Cardiac Care Unit. THE RISE Fabulous Fall Vista Tour showcased their beautiful golf course while raising $2,200 for the campaign!

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How Sweet it is …. Tim Hortons’ SMILE COOKIES brought joy to Children’s Services at VJH when Dan & Jamie Currie donated $25,636 from September’s campaign! ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE dance party, inspired by the fitness craze, raised $2,786 in October, bringing their 3 year total to over $11,000! 200 participants took part in the fun evening and a big thank you to the host organizers Fitness West and City Furniture & Appliances.

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Once again this Christmas season, Emmanuel Baptist Church will be transformed into a scene right out of Bethlehem. It’s all part of Bethlehem Star from Friday to Sunday at the church, located at 3412 – 15th Ave. “Our whole church gets involved and puts in a lot of effort each year,” said senior Pastor Robert Murdock. “It’s all worth it though when you see the faces of children and adults alike as they wander through the marketplace, experience the live play and see all the visual beauty that the displays in the gymnasium have to offer.” Take in the captivating production any or all of the three days – Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., plus Saturday, and Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Travel through the exciting Bethlehem Marketplace, bustling with activity and teeming with more stalls for this year’s performance. You can barter for goods with real shekels, be entertained by the travelling minstrels and interact with the animals. After the busy marketplace, sit and enjoy the live theatrical production of The Promise. Imagine a young unwed teenager, pregnant, in a culture where the situation would bring shame on her and her family. It is a journey of faith and obedience for Mary, her parents and her betrothed.

The Promise runs at half hour intervals with the last showing each evening at 7:30 p.m. Fast forward to a modern day Christmas Wonderland where you will be mesmerized by thought-provoking live stills. They depict the wonders of giving and receiving amongst family, friends and the community. Come for a cup of hot chocolate and a snack to wrap up the hour-long event. Several hundred volunteers make it all possible, planning and working on the production six months in advance. Admission to the event is free and there’s plenty of supervised parking available. For more details and a video of the event, visit

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Snakes settle for draw with Cents GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

The losing streak is over. Now all the Vernon Vipers need to figure out is what it will take to get back in the B.C. Hockey League win column. Despite snapping a seven-game losing skid, the Snakes will certainly feel slighted by the hockey gods after Friday night’s 4-4 draw with the visiting Merritt Centennials at Wesbild Centre. Vernon battled hard to erase an early 2-0 deficit, eventually taking a 4-3 lead in the third period, only to have Cents’ third-line grinder Sean Maktaak force OT with just over two minutes to play in regulation. Carrying the puck at Vernon’s blueline, Maktaak dangled his way in on Kirby Halcrow and somehow slid a trickling, low shot under the Vernon netminder. “He’s an unlikely hero at that stage, but that’s been our story all year long – a different guy stepping up,” said Merritt head coach Luke Pierce, a former Viper (2003-04). “It was a good bounce-back effort from our performance in Trail on Wednesday (4-3 loss to last-place Smoke Eaters). Vernon played really hard. You can tell they’re hungry right now.” This season has been a big turnaround year for the Cents, who finished the 2010-11 campaign fourth to last at 22-311-6. They are second in the Interior Conference at 14-7-2-4, five points ahead of the 13-10-1-2 Vipers, who are tied with the Chilliwack Chiefs (14-9-0-1) for third. “It’s just confidence. They’re comfortable with each other, they push each other,” said Pierce. “Seventeen of them last year were first-year players. They’re confident playing in the league and know they can get results.” The Vipers’ night was highlighted by first star Darren Nowick’s first-ever BCHL hat trick. The Long Beach, Calif. product started it off with an eruption of stuffed animals thrown on the ice by 1,600 fans for the Vipers’ annual teddy bear toss. It ended with him going headlong into the end boards after a terrific 2-on-1 shorthanded effort with Mike Zalewski early in the third period. “That one hurt,” grinned the 20-year-old sniper. “We came out hard and bounces were kind of going our way this time. Good to get the point, but I think we deserved a better fate.” It was Merritt that got the bounces in the first period as Chad Brears snuck in behind d-man Ryan Renz on a Centennials breakout and took a partial breakaway feed from Regan Soquilla. He capped the play by shovelling an off-speed shot under Halcrow (33 saves) for his 10th goal of the season at 10:08. The Cold Lake, Alta. forward added his 11th on another partial breakaway. Halcrow made the stop, but the rebound ended up in the net after it redirected off defenceman Marc Hetnik as he slid through the crease. Nowick (18th goal) got Vernon on the board with a beauty wraparound on a missed offside call midway through the second period. Vernon rookie Adam Tambellini (12th) squeaked a shot past Merritt tender Lino Chimienti (31 saves) shortly after

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Viper netminder Kirby Halcrow smothers the puck as Vernon defenceman Geoff Crisfield (No. 25) takes out a Merritt Centennials’ player at the side of the net in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre. a Viper powerplay had expired. Nowick and Brett Corkey drew the assists as the teams entered the third period tied. Seconds after the Vipers had killed off a penalty, Dustin Lebrun (4th) buried a hard backhander off a rebound to restore Merritt’s lead 1:53 into the third frame. Nowick (19th and 20th) then scored twice just 27 seconds apart to complete the trick. The first was a chip shot over Chimienti after linemate Aaron Hadley got stripped as he dangled into the slot. In overtime, the Vipers were forced to kill off a minor to Jedd Soleway when he hammered Armstrong native Dylan Chanter into the end boards. Soleway earned two-and-a-game. b “I had a few choice words for him, but it’s all good. I was a little sore after that one,” smiled Chanter, a 16-year-old d-man who had friends and family cheering him from the stands. A product of the Pursuit of Excellence academy in Kelowna, Chanter says the transition to junior A has been fairly seamless, thanks to his teammates. “The guys have really helped me getting into the league and having a 20-year-old dee partner (Billy Marshall) definitely helps. I’m learning lots.” Said Pierce of Chanter: “He’s been fabulous. He’s real mature for his age and brings a real physical presence.” Vernon had numerous scoring chances in OT, with

Corkey, Hadley and Zalewski all coming close. “That’s been the story of our little streak here, but the bonus is the losing streak is over,” said Vernon head coach Jason Williamson. “We had the game on our stick and for whatever reason it’s not going our way. “It’s tough because we’ve been so short bodied. I feel for the guys because they battled, they competed, they did everything they possibly could.” Another bright spot for the Vipers was the energetic play of their water bug line of Riley Hunt and KIJHL callups Mike Roberts (Revelstoke Grizzles) and Phil Bamber (Kelowna Chiefs). “They’re young kids and they got out there and created some energy. We’ll see how they go tomorrow in a smaller rink (the two teams met Saturday at Merritt’s Nicola Valley Arena),” said Williamson. “I wasn’t too worried about the matchups. I just tried to keep them away from their top line.” Added Hunt: “When you’re smaller and quicker, you just have to get the puck in and get the forecheck going. As the fourth line we just want to get some momentum and carry it on through the other lines and I think we did that.” SNAKE BITES: Williamson switched up his lines Friday, putting John Knisley on a unit with newcomer Ben Gamache centred by Adam Tambellini. Hadley moved up to skate with Nowick and Zalewski.


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Not sure that is true with all the losing onder how superstars Connor teams out there. and Kellen Jones would have The NBA Los Angeles Clippers were handled the Vernon Vipers’ founded in 1971 and long the ugly steplosing streak? Eaten more chocolate bars sister to the glamorous (and successful) in between periods perhaps? Borrowed Lakers, have won only 36 per cent of their one another’s stick? Traded jerseys? games. Ever. The Clippers have only been Thank goodness, the slump is over, to the playoffs seven times in 39 years. sort of. The longest losing skid in recent The Lakers? Fifty-six times in 61 years. Vernon Junior A hockey memory, came The Cleveland Spiders of 1899 Major to a close Friday night when the Vipers League Baseball went 20-134 after, tied the Merritt Centennials 4-4. according to Wikipedia, its owner bought Said New York Mets manager Casey the St. Louis Browns and left the Spiders Stengel: “Without losers, where would with all the chumps who were horrible the winners be?” hitters, poor pitchers and feeble Albert Einstein supposedly fielders. Not sure if Nick Turik once said, “Insanity is doing the was shortstop or left field. same thing over and over and The Spiders’ best pitcher expecting a different result.” was Jim Hughey, who finished The Vipers played decent 4-30. In today’s game, his hockey during this disturbing agent could get him three or seven-game loserville thing. four million a year with ease. They did many of the same The Vipers are well over things over and over, but still .500 and in a tight battle for managed to giftwrap a pair Kevin Mitchell the final three playoff spots in of wins to the Salmon Arm the Interior. They are blessed SilverBacks, a mediocre team with enough talent to win way more than at best. they lose. Vernon doesn’t lose two games The Pickering Panthers of Ontario are in a row, let alone seven. Poor Jason 2-20-7. The St. Albert Steel are 5-24-0Williamson. He gets married and 2. The Miramichi Timberwolves of the becomes the Vipers’ new head coach/GM Maritimes are 4-18. in the same summer and then bam, his The Grand Forks Border Bruins are team starts dropping games like they were the Washington Generals (whipping boys 1-26. The Columbia Valley Rockies are 1-27-0-1 and the Chase Heat 1-24-1 for the Harlem Globetrotters). Those Junior B teams are in serious loser Missing his captain and major heartterritory. beat – Patrick McGillis – Williamson Taking a look back a few years, the made deals to change the team’s mindJunior B Westshore Stingers of Victoria set. First, came intense winger Brendan were 0-48 in the 2008-09 season and Persley. Then, in the door came 1-45-1 the next. They folded early last 20-year-old creative and fiery centre Ben year when the players, upset at a lack of Gamache. practice time, took warm up and then While first place in the B.C. Hockey put on their civvies in protest. League Interior Conference already goes After an hour delay, they returned to to the powerful Penticton Vees, the Vipers must now move forward, keep improving the dressing room, put on their hockey duds and proceeded to lose 16-0. The and be prepared for the playoffs. They Stingers are taking a year’s leave of don’t need grief counselling or a new absence. And so they should. set of Kootenay twins. They just need to The most losses ever by a Vernon pump up the work ethic volume. franchise is 56, recorded by the 1977-78 They often say losing builds character.


Vikings and later matched by the 1994-95 Royal City Outlaws of New Westminster. Even the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks, elite NHL teams these days, once suffered through 17-game losing streaks. Oh, and let’s not forget pitcher Anthony Young of the Mets, who lost 27 straight outings. Guess he never lived near a highrise or bridge. NOTES AND QUOTES: Former Morning Star reporter Brent Mutis did a NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! fabulous job on the BCHL’s 50th season Dr. Dalen Quinton welcomes commemorative Smart Hockey magazine. Dr. Genevieve Levesque to the practice. He did a feature on Merritt goalie Rob Polman-Tuin, who has lived in Vernon for the past 20-plus years. Said PolmanTuin of leaving Powell River for Merritt: “When I hitchhiked to Merritt, there were tumbleweeds blowing through town and I think it was a rodeo weekend.”...Roger Knox of this paper wrote a colourful piece on former Vernon forward Tad Campbell, who became the lead singer of Idle Eyes (big hit single Toyko Rose). Said Campbell: “The coach• Family Dentistry • Teeth Whitening • Aesthetics es – Vern Dye owned a pool hall so we • IV Sedation • Crown and Bridge • Fillings all got really good at pool, which helped DR. DALEN QUINTON, B.Sc., D.D.S. later in the bar-playing music days, and Odie Lowe, who always reminded me & ASSOCIATES sedation & general dentistry of Paul Newman in Slapshot – were Cre fabulous. So was Don Culley my second es a tin g B e a u t if u l S m il year in Kelowna.”...Bob Nystrom, who won four Stanley Cup with the Islanders, #201 - 3334 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC told Mutis how he was nervous leaving 250-542-2776 • fax 250-542-2724 his Hinton, Alta. home to play for the Kamloops Rockets. “I remember my first fight because it a division of Walthers Enterprises broke my glasses and We are YOUR AFFORDABLE General Motors I was mad & ALL makes Service Centre because it cost $40 and I was only getting about $20 a month.”

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The game was played in Rutland Arena, but it probably felt like just as much like home-ice advantage for the North Okanagan Knights as it did the Kelowna Chiefs. With more than half the team hailing from the Kelowna area, the Knights skated to a 3-2 double-overtime Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win before 230 fans Friday night. Patrick Chore, who logged a ton of minutes along with twin brother Eric and defenceman Mateja Leko, supplied the winner just 25 seconds into the second OT period. He rifled a slap shot short side past Tyler O’Donnell after he circled into the slot from behind the net. It was his 19th goal of the season. “He doesn’t take slap shots – ever,” smiled Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette, who could sense that his team wanted to put on a show in front of their friends and family. “It was a nail biter. In the first period, the guys were definitely caught up in the moment of play-

ing in front of a home crowd. “Guys were chirping after the whistle, and that’s not what we’re about.” Kelowna’s Josh McEwan, with his fifth goal, opened the scoring midway through the first period, but Tanner Burns (9th goal) responded for the 18-9-0-1 Knights with a powerplay rebound goal later in the frame. Bryce Koch (7th), burying a limp wrister gave North Okanagan its first lead. Tre Mason, netting his first of the season, equalized for the 11-14-0-2 Chiefs before the second ice clean. Mallette credited netminder Dustin Nikkel (30 saves) for keeping a clean sheet in the third period and for coming up with timely saves. O’Donnell had 27 stops in the loss. “Our difference maker last night, bar none, was Dustin. He was huge,” said Mallette. The Knights entertain the Sicamous Eagles Wednesday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre, followed by a Friday-night tilt in Armstrong against the league-leading Kamloops Storm (23-3-1-2).

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25-20, 28-26) by the Highland Raiders of Comox in earlier playoff action Friday. The fell 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-13, 15-13) to the Langley Christian Lightning Thursday. The College Heights Cougars of Prince George and MEI Eagles of Clearbrook met in the gold-medal game Saturday. In the Senior A boys loop, the Vernon Christian Royals ended up in ninth place after they bounced the Immaculata Mustangs of Kelowna 2-0 (25-23, 25-20) Friday morning. The Royals opened Thursday play

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Pee Wee Lakers tame Wildcats


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The Vernon Sladen Moore Lakers opened their home Pee Wee Rep girls hockey tournament with a 4-3 win over the West Kootenay Wildcats Friday night at Civic Arena. The Lakers had a strong start, going up by three before halftime, and making it 4-0 shortly after the intermission. The Wildcats answered back with three straight goals, and with about three minutes to play they had a chance to equalize on a penalty shot, but Vernon netminder Samantha Head made the save to preserve the lead. With the Kootenay keeper pulled for an extra attacker, Head recorded another three key saves late to secure the win and earn Game MVP. Kendra Ostafie led the Laker attack with two goals, both assisted by Andie Kaneda. Jordan Butler, assisted by Julia McCaig and Chelsea Marshall, and Marshall, unassisted, completed the Vernon scoring. In the other Pool A game Friday, the Abbotsford Ice shaded the Williams Lake Timberwolves 3-2 at Civic. In Pool B action at Priest Valley Arena, the Vernon Seed Orchard Bantam Sharks fell 6-1 to the Kamloops Mystix. The Surrey Falcons trounced Prince George Cougars 10-0 in the other tilt. Meanwhile, the Vernon Nedco Titans opened the Salmon Arm Midget Rec Invitational Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win over the Salmon Arm Lakeside Sting at Sunwave Centre. Gavin Banning, Kolten Kirschner (shorthanded), Garrett Dansereau, Chis Gallant and Yanik Fillion-Murphy scored for the Titans, who won the Merritt Tournament last month. Four third-period goals allowed the Vernon Authentic Plaques and Trophy Tropics to stage a dramatic 8-7 Midget Super League victory over the Corbett Cowboys Friday night at Civic. Russell Hickman and Adam Fenske each notched a hat trick for the Tropics, while Cameron Strike and Logan Revell also hit the back of the net. Luke Vandale backstopped the Tropics to victory. Justin Ramsey turned the hat trick



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Courtney Graves (right) of the Vernon Sladen Moore Lakers reaches for the puck against Taylor Harrison of the West Kootenay Wildcats in the Pee Wee Rep girls hockey tournament play Friday night at Civic Arena. for the Cowboys while Reiker Krenz, Brett Mitchell, Dustin Folliott and Scott Latwat scored singles. The Vernon Coca-Cola Vipers skated to a 6-6 draw with host Winfield Bruins Friday night in Lake Country. The Vipers opened the scoring with a goal by Travis Churchill from Brandon Rysen and Brad Jones. They went up 2-0 shortly after on a goal by Jacob Dolinar, assisted again by Rysen. Capitalizing on a slew of powerplays, the Bruins drew even later in the period before Wyatt Warnes, with a howitzer from the point, put the Vipers up 3-2 after 20 minutes. The Bruins added another three powerplay goals to take a 5-3 lead at the end of the second. Refusing to quit, the Coke boys battled back in the third on goals by Chad Thomas and back-to-back snipes by Churchill for his hat trick.

Enjoying more time with the man advantage, the Bruins converted on their third 5-on-3 powerplay of the game to secure a point. The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades bowed 7-3 to the Weyburn Wings in Bantam Tier 1 tournament action Friday in Lethbridge. The Renegades, who lost captain Jeff Bochon with a broken collarbone in the first period, were led by Braydon McCarthy with two goals. Blaine Caton added the other marker, and Jorden Dewing was Game MVP. Louis Springer and Bryce Dyck, in relief, shared the goaltending duties. Later that night, Caton scored the lone marker as the Vernon squad fell 9-1 to the Winnepeg Sharks. Caton and Jagger Williamson shared Game MVP honours. The Renegades faced the Lethbridge Golden Hawks and the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Saturday.

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Vernon’s Leo Louis will be chasing down big bucks when he competes in the $4.4 million World Series of Team Roping this week in Las Vegas. A member of the Okanagan Indian Band, Louis is a No. 6 handicap team roper, and estimates the purse in his division alone will be around $250,000. “I used to be a higher number, but with my age (48) they lowered me to a six now. I used to be in the

top five per cent in the world,� said Louis, who will be teaming up with relatives Cecil and Bobby Louis for the event at the Equestrian Event Centre at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa. A team roper since he was 14, Louis has been a member of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association for 30 years. He won the 1981 Canadian team roping title with Vern Elliott, former owner of Cowboy’s Choice.

Vernon BMXers make Grand trek to Tulsa Morning Star Staff

A Vernon BMX Club foursome was among 4,500 racers competing at the ABA Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. The club members made the 32-hour drive to race in the largest event ever hosted by the ABA. Dean Botterill (41-45) and Chris Spence (3640) had the largest and toughest groups to compete against, with more than 47 riders in their cruiser class. Botterill had better luck in the 20-inch class,

collecting fourth place in a field of 34. Ken Botterill (Over 61) missed his main event by a single rider. Shylo Orchard, still recovering from a knee injury from a earlier crash, brought home third place against 12 other women in the 31-35 cruiser class. The riders, all members of Team Krapp Weasel, thanked their sponsors: Skyride Cycle, CanWest Propane, Silver Star Mountain and A&W.

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Vernon Search and Rescue reunites lost individuals with loved ones, but now it wants to connect families with the holiday spirit. The non-profit agency will be holding its second annual Christmas tree fundraiser at the Village Green Hotel parking lot starting Thursday. “All donations go directly to your Vernon Search and Rescue group so we can continue to provide rescue services to our community,” said Stephanie Ross, spokesperson. The volunteer unit assists with finding people who have become lost in the backcountry or are missing, including on lakes, rivers, mountains or in urban settings. The unit raises money for ongoing skill development and for equipment. The Christmas trees, which are being sold by donation, are being cut down from local B.C. Hydro right-of-ways today. “The trees will be fresh for the season,” said Ross. The fundraiser is sponsored by B.C. Hydro and the utility’s Power Smart team will be around during the event.



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“I think we do have to take a closer look at how transit is functioning in Coldstream,” said Coun. Pat Cochrane. “With Coldstream having such a huge road network it’s very difficult to have a transit service in Coldstream.” A few considerations on Cochrane’s agenda include making it easier for students to get to the college and possibly looking into a taxisaver program for the district.

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A Lumby family’s commitment to improving health care has been concluded. Joanne Kineshanko has made the final donation towards a multi-year pledge for $25,000 for the Building A Tower Of Care campaign which recently came to a successful conclusion at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. “VJH has been a constant in the lives of my family members and from birth to death it has served the Kineshanko family well,” said Kineshanko, campaign co-chairperson. Kineshanko’s four children and eight grandchildren were born at the local hospital. “If we want the best health care available, individual donations are vital.” Through the $25,000

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Okanagan Masters Swim Club recognized seven of its members for their inspirational achievements and demonstration of the spirit of masters swimming at its 2011 annual general meeting in Kelowna recently. The philosophy of masters swimming is to promote fun, fitness, health, fellowship and participation amongst adult swimmers. Conny Stamhuis, 79, walked away with the Swimmer of the Year floating trophy while her friend and swim colleague Gladys Hambrook, 80, was voted Most Inspirational Swimmer. Both turned in stellar performances at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal in May 2011. Stamhuis achieved podium positions in the 75-79 age group: 200 Back (first place), 50 Breast (first), 50 Free (third), 50 Back (third), 100 Back (second) and three second places in relays. Gladys Hambrook, logging some of her personal best times at age 80, made her mark in Montreal by achieving podium positions in the 80-84 age group: 100 Free (third place), 200 Free (second), 400 Free (third), 800 Free (second), 1500 Free (second), 100 Back (second), 200 Back (second) and two second places in relays. In a younger age group and against tough competition, the Funtastic Four training buddies Leora Dahl and Paul Duffield earned Most Improved Female Swimmer and Most Improved Male Swimmer‚ respectively. Both swimmers improved their times dramatically this year while badgering each other to

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Okanagan College is preparing for demand for trades professionals. An information session for the residential construction program takes place Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kalamalka campus. “We’re seeing the beginning signs of a renewed economy, which means the construction industry is going to be looking for workers,” said Randy Werger, associate dean of trades and apprenticeship. “This is a cyclical industry making it perfect timing for extremely passionate students to get their training underway.”


The 30-week, 900-hour program begins in February. Students will develop skills through hands-on experience with a community project. “Adding practical understanding and practice within a supervised site allows students to build confidence,” said Werger. The program covers a vast variety of skills including how to use power tools and other equipment used by residential framing technicians and carpenters. “This year the Vernon campus will have an opportunity to develop a new project and help the community,” said Werger.

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Some Vernon angels bearing gifts will be paying visits to the Salvation Army and Vernon Women’s Transition House Tuesday. Volunteers from Invis, a local mortgage broker firm, will be taking new items to the agencies as part of the Angels in the Night volunteer program, now in its 10th year. “We do two deliveries every year and this year we have just more than $4,000 in merchandise,” said Dawn Stephanishin with Invis Vernon. “We’ve bought brand new clothing, gloves and mitts, things like that, as well as hygienic stuff. We’re trying to provide warm clothing to people that would go without.” Tuesday’s deliveries will mark a year’s worth of fundraising efforts in support of the Salvation Army by Angels in the Night. Since 2002, the program has raised more than $1.6 million. The volunteers locally work with homeless shelters in the community to find out what they need most, then purchase the new items and distribute them on a single night. “Earlier this year, the Salvation Army gave us a wish list and one of the things they asked us for was sterling silver water bottles,” said Stephanishin. “It’s an item that people can hang onto, and use over and over again.” Angels in the Night volunteers will give newly purchased supplies to more than 50 registered charitable community shelters across Canada.



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Area families and individuals have been packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for years. It’s a good feeling to know that these gifts of toys, games and school and hygiene supplies will be handdelivered to children in need around the world. Then there are the people who would like to show their love and make a child’s life better — people who are homeless or living on incomes so limited there is simply nothing left to give no matter how much they might want to. The Homeless Shoebox Packing Party, now in its fourth year, offers that chance to give. Organizers from local churches, with the help of community donations, shop year-round for supplies. They provide the boxes, the snacks and music and open the event up for people who are homeless and anyone who wants to pack a box. “The great thing is that some of the people packing the shoeboxes could not have afforded the items but are able to put love and care into packing the boxes and putting personal messages in them,� said Mike Buffie, one of the organizers. “Many of the people have missed parts of their childhood for many different reasons and giving something to a child who might not ever have received a gift before is very special and meaningful to them, as it is to anyone who packs a Christmas


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Two boys smile as they receive their gifts. prise and delight of the children who received the gifts. Then, with music on and popcorn ready, it was time to choose the gifts to go in the boxes. The boxes are labeled for boys or girls in different age categories. Some people went to the gift tables and made their choices decisively, while others seemed more thoughtful, maybe remembering Christmases past of their own. Most wrote messages to be included with the gifts. That done, it was time to enjoy goodies and socializing. The Homeless Shoebox Packing Party filled 200 boxes which will be sent to Africa, Haiti and Central and South America. Operation Christmas Child delivered more than eight million boxes around the world last year with 700,000 coming from Canada.


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Susan Guttridge and Mia Marley, 2 1/2, take part in a Smarties session at Gallery Vertigo. The drop-in family art program runs every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 3001-31st St., upstairs. Everyone welcome. Today’s program features artist James Postill leading participants in a drawing workshop. Suggested donation $3, no registration necessary.

Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) branches will be hosting special holiday events over the coming month. There is no charge for ORL programs, so feel free to enjoy many at all branches in your area. For more details, check each branch’s webpage at or phone the branch. In the North Okanagan, families can enjoy these special programs: ■ The Vernon branch on 32nd Avenue is holding their holiday special on Thursday at two times, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. This event features stories, skits and a black light show; registration is required. On Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., teens are invited to “Deck the Halls” by making Christmas crafts for skaters. Registration will ensure a spot. ■ The Falkland

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Whitevalley aims to continue support CAYLA BROWN Special to The Morning Star

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre has been in Lumby for 20 years. At its beginning, Gay Jewitt, who is now executive director, was a young mother who found time to volunteer at her local food bank. Through this, she recognized that the people of Lumby had many other types of needs, as well as feeding themselves and their families. Working together with other members of the community, she began to shape a group of qualified people with diverse talents who could collectively meet the many needs of the community.

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As the program took off, it progressed into a dynamic non-profit organization, consisting of volunteers and staff members. Today, it provides services to onesixth of the population of Lumby. Residents of Mabel Lake, Whitevale, Trinity Valley, Creighton Valley, Lavington and Cherryville also benefit from the centre’s programs. The programs benefit all members of the public from newborns to seniors. All of the services provided have one common theme: community. The centre works very closely with the local RCMP, schools, thrift store, and senior groups, to mention a few. The relationship that has been established between the centre and these groups makes for a very effective ser-

vice. Communication between these groups facilitates the accessibility of many types of resources and services to the people who need them. The programs offered include referrals, confidential counselling, family life skill programs, as well as employment and training information. These services provide families with support in parenting, addictions, and building life skills that will help residents throughout their lives. They provide support and opportunity of growth to help with emotional, financial, physical and social issues for all ages. In a recent interview about the life skills the centre provides, Jewitt expressed the importance of community.


is pleased to announce the addition of our new associate, Dr. Tina Garrison B.Sc. ND. Dr. Garrison graduated from The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 after obtaining her bachelor of science at Royal Roads University in Victoria BC. Dr. Garrison’s specializes in Acupuncture and techniques such as Reiki and Bowen.

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For most families, regardless of faith or culture, holidays are a time of joy, celebration and enjoying one another’s company. However, if you’re caring for someone with dementia, the holiday season can be difficult. Typical stressors at this time of year include: Dealing with the memories of past holidays, and the unexpected feelings and emotions these memories cause. Feeling overwhelmed with maintaining traditions while keeping up with caregiving responsibilities. Visitors who don’t feel comfortable relating to a person with dementia.

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members of the Village Council along with Rick Fairbairn representing the Regional District of the North Okanagan spoke directly with Mary McNeil, Minister of Children and Family Development. The centre is hopeful that she may come to visit the community in person, in hopes of her offering core funding to assist in keeping the doors open. In support of their cause, clients have also begun to write letters of support to their local newspapers to shed light on the centre’s needs. They also encourage others to take advantage of the programs offered at the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre. Cayla Brown is a student at Okanagan College in Vernon.

A few tips for surviving the holidays Special to The Morning Star

Dr. Tina Garrison B.Sc. ND

“Donating and trading by utilizing the food banks and thrift stores as a tool to provide others in need with essential items is a great way of making the most of what your community has,” she said, adding that the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre is an example of this. The increase in the cost of doing business (insurance, mileage, audit, facility rental, etc.) along with some reductions in current funding may lead to the diminishing of services and counsellors that the centre offers, which would be a great loss to the community and surrounding areas. As an attempt to show the importance of continued funding, local politicians Mayor Kevin Acton and several

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Trying to live up to others’ expectations. The person you’re caring for may also have difficulty coping with the holidays. Perhaps he or she feels a particular sense of loss at this time of year or finds the disruption in routine caused by holiday activities distressing. What can you do to survive the holidays? Adjust expectations. Talk to family members and friends to ensure they understand your situation and that their expectations are realistic. Perhaps you can work together to adapt your traditional activities to suit the needs of the person with dementia. Minimize holiday stress. Pick and choose the holiday activities and traditions that mean the most to you and to your family member – don’t try to do it all. Involve the person with dementia Wrap presents Hang decorations Pack cookies in tins for gifts Listen to music, sing holiday songs Drive around in the evening to look at the holiday lights. Jim Mann is a board member of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Alzheimer Society of Canada. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007 and is an active advocate and spokesperson for the cause.

The New Testament What is it exactly? Does it replace the Old Testament? What is it’s message and why is it important today? Sunday, December 4th at 7:30 pm Christadelphian Hall #19 - 2200 40th Street, Vernon BC

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Feature Event: Bethlehem Star at Emmanuel Baptist Church Dec. 9 to 11


PRO-LIFE THRIFT STORE Half-price sale starts Nov. 30. Stretch re you looking for a spectacular family event this Christmas? Check out Bethlehem your dollar and get it first before the others do. Sale on everything Star at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Dec. 9, 10 in the store, including ladies, men’s winter clothes and shoes. All and 11. You can experience a first century marketkids and teen’s winter clothes, even Christmas items and books are 1/2 price. Come on in and start saving today. We are at 3102-31st place where you can barter for goods with real shekels, be Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more information. entertained by travelling minstrels and interact with the SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Dec. 4 attending Westbank County Opry, animals. Then journey with Mary, her parents and Joseph at Westbank Community Hall, Main St., 2 p.m.; arrive early as it’s in the live play, The Promise. Find out how they come to the Christmas show and gets filled up early, $5 at the door. Car pool grips with their part in the miracle of the first Christmas. 11:15 a.m. Call Carole for location, 260-5238. Dec. 5, hand foot canasta, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, help to decorate an inside Christmas tree, Fast forward to a modern Christmas Wonderland where make candy cane bark and watch DVD Angel in the family arrive 6 you will be mesmerized by live stills depicting the wonders p.m. Must sign up by Dec. 4. of giving and receiving amongst family, friends and the THE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GIFT SHOP We have a selection of community. It is a journey you won’t want to miss. Dec. 9 Christmas shopping items, many are handcrafted by members, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10 and 11 from 3:30 p.m. Christmas decorations, baby items, placemats and other household to 7:30 p.m. For full details, visit items. There is also a wonderful selection of giftware, jewelry, handbags, novelty and decorative items and fresh flowers. All profits stay in the hospital for equipment and patient comfort. room 6 downstairs. “Is Nuclear Energy the Answer?” will be the Vernon or call 250-542-8832. PARENTING ISN’T EASY PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP For SMARTIES DROP-IN ART PROGRAM, GALLERY VERTIGO All topic presented by Norbert Martens and Don Hull and followed parents of children zero to three years, three to six years and six to ages welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in for some fun. by a group discussion on its economic and environmental implicanine years of age will be starting soon. An opportunity to discuss Everyone welcome! Suggested donation: $3 per person. Children tions. Visitors welcome. Info., call Nadine at 250-549-1479. parenting issues and receive take home resources. Contact the 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Dec. 4 it’s drawing VERNON RETIRED TEACHERS MEET Village Green Hotel, Dec. Family Resource Center 250-545-3390 for more information. with James Postill: learn the basics of drawing with James. High 5. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Following meeting the Seaton LET’S BRIGHTEN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON FOR THE NEEDY, school students interested in art invited to assist at workshops, School Honour Choir performs several songs and roast turkey bufhomeless, lonely and hurting in our community. The Upper Room which happen every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is fet lunch served. Lunch is $22 members, $25 non-members. Mission will be gifting filled backpacks to the guests who access upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. For more GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS Holiday Transitions is an invitathe meals and programs. And you can help! Purchase a new or tion for those who are grieving the death of a loved one to learn information call 250-503-2297 or see gently used backpack and fill it with items such as toothbrush and VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at some strategies for managing the upcoming holiday season while paste, comb or brush, Kleenex, socks, razors, pen and notepads, clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:45 a.m., honouring and connecting to the past. Dec. 12 from 7-8 p.m. at candy, gum, granola bars etc.. And any special little items to make Raina’s Bistro (formerly Bagel Lane); Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Hospice House, 3506–27th Ave., Vernon. Light refreshments will it a unique gift just from you. Clearly label the pack for a man or be served. Seating is limited and interested participants are asked to a woman and drop it off at the mission before Dec. 15 Thank you Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 call Hospice House to reserve at 250-503-1800, ext. 200 for more information. and God bless. We are at 3403-27th Ave. AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE The Vernon Students’ 2ND ANNUAL SENIORS GIFT DRIVE RUNS TO DEC. 12 We ECKANKAR Meets the first Sunday of the month we have a worAssociation – Okanagan College, the OC Vernon Aboriginal are asking for unwrapped gifts to be dropped off at the Investors ship service at 11 a.m. at Halina club room and on the third Sunday Student Support Services, together with Vernon community memGroup office in Vernon. They will be wrapped and distributed to there is a community HU song at Halina club room 11 a.m. bers, would like to invite you to attend an evening of rememseniors in need throughout the North Okanagan. If you know any ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month brance and action on violence against women Dec. 5. The film seniors who need remembering this season, please let us know. at the hall, 3103-30th St. (across from Greyhound). Cost is $10, plus Polytechnique will be screened at 4 p.m. with a candlelight vigil to lunch of soup, sandwich and coffee for $4. Registration at 9 a.m., crib Info., call 250-545-9188 or follow at 6 p.m. The event will take place at OC, Vernon Campus. KIDS’ ONLY SHOPPING SPREE Santa’s Workshop in Enderby, starts 10 a.m. Everyone welcome, both members and non-members. VERNON MONDAY NIGHT TOASTMASTERS Meet every 1304 Hwy. 97A, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids age 12 and under VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. We would love to have you join us. shop with an elf to find gifts for the people on their Christmas lists. alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and Come as a guest and become a new member! Meets in the cafeteria evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information. Gifts are wrapped and tagged for the children. of the Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Call Christine Kinakin at SHOPARAMA HOLIDAY GIFT SALE A merry mix of artisans, entre- MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what his- 250-545-1359 or Rob Dickinson at 250-379-2778 for info. preneurs and home-based business. Baking too! Entertainment, a tory can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feast- NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Monday at 7 p.m., Twisted Sisters visit from Santa, door prizes and a concession. Admission free, but ing. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women you are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for KISS FM Santa Toy p.m. For information, see only, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour Club or donation for the food bank. Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exerVernon Rec Centre, 3310 37 Ave. Call Ingrid at 542-5983. FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI 2012 MISSION TRIP Coldstream cise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Christian Church holds fudge fundraiser, 1/2 lb for $9 and flavours Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the are chocolate, maple or candy cane. Orders need to be in by Dec. 6 last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 and fudge can be picked up Dec. 20-23 at Pooh’s and Beans, down- a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through town Vernon. For mall tickets and fudge please contact Julia Cave Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift A heartfelt oat 250-558-7859 or e-mail Shop, Monday to Friday. “Thanks” 10TH ANNUAL SHOW IN THE SNOW Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at to all those Cherryville Artisans’ Shop, 1187 Hwy. 6. The show is an exhibipeople who tion of glasswork that Helen Kovacs of Cherryville Artisans’ Shop SPECIAL CHRISTMAS BINGO Dec. 5, Enderby & District Senior helped my and Red Dog Glass Studio has taught the students of Cherryville Citizens Complex, 1101 George St. Turkeys and hams to be won elementary. This year there will also be a mini Farmers Market, campaign, as well as door prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 6:45 with coffee and goodies to enjoy around a yuletide bonfire; 10 per and all those p.m. Everyone welcome! Must be 19 years old to play. cent off in the shop for your Christmas shopping that day. SOLD The Society who voted COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Faith for Learning and for me in this Baptist Church, 3908-27th St, Vernon. Last sing-along until March Discussion meets municipal election. 4! Looking forward to seeing you there to enjoy good fellowship Carol & staff at Dec. 5 from 9:30 as we sing from our Christmas songbook! Bring a friend! Beauty Haven Your support is appreciated, to 11:30 a.m. at IT’S A DOG-ON CHRISTMAS! Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel will be are pleased to the People Place, and your future input is filling its Dog-On Wagon welcome back necessary to keep me in Pet Taxi with donations for Nadia. After Purchase a $50 the SPCA, Dec. 4 to 23. On touch, so please don’t hesitate being at Beauty our wish list: canned cat and or more GIFT CARD to contact me. I promise Haven for 25 dog food, bedding, cloths & get entered into our years, Nadia you that, in every issue and and towels, music therapy GRAND PRIZE DRAW looks forward to decision, I will have the best CDs, pet-safe toys, Timothy for a luxury package! being back. interests of the community in hay, cedar shavings, treats, office supplies, office paper, mind. I look forward to the cleaning supplies, pet-safe DAY SPA next three years. cleaners, laundry detergent, Family Hair Care & Wig Sales Visit Catherine Lord Dawn dish soap. 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ARMSTRONG & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the small room of the Odd Fellows hall in Armstrong and we would welcome anyone interested in becoming a member. ARMSTRONG TOASTMASTERS 2645 Are you shy in social situations? Do you get that lump in your throat when you have to talk to strangers? Toastmasters will help you learn communication and leadership skills. We meet Tuesday WE’LL COME evenings in Armstrong. Come as a guest! If you have a need TO YOU! Bring a friend to observe how we learn … you need us! DRAWING LESSONS to think, speak and listen effectively, Mobile bath service Call today AT HALINA SENIORS’ in a fun and supportive atmosphere. using hydraulic bath CENTRE For begin- See http://armstrongtoastmasters.webs. lift … fits in all to discuss your needs! bath tubs. ners, Tuesdays from com/ or ArmstrongToastmasters2645@ 9:30 a.m. to noon. Still The Biggest Little Drug Store in Vernon! Call 542-2877 for MOTHERS FOR RECOVERY PEER more information. SUPPORT GROUP For any mother ROYAL CANADIAN in recovery wishing to help herself SEA CADETS Meet and other mothers within her comevery Tuesday at 6:30 munity struggling with addictions. of Old Fashioned Service at p.m. in Hut B15 at the The purpose of this group will be to Hogarth’s Clinic Pharmacy. Vernon Army Cadet help addicted mothers obtain recovery Camp. Sea Cadets are and parent successfully. Takes place Now have your boys and girls from every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at medications 12 to 18 years of age. Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child prepared in a Registration fee is care available at Early Childhood Blister Pack. $20. Further informa- Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For tion is available from Your Blister Pack can be more info. call Caroline at 250-542the commanding offiautomatically scheduled 5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. cer at 250-503-8345. for delivery each week. ANAF HOSTS SPORTS FUN Darts NARCOTICS ANON. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Army, Navy Meets Tuesdays at 7 Phone us at & Airforce, in the Hangar. Every level 250-545-3660 p.m., A Step Ahead, of player welcome. Open crib every for speedy, prescription services and We’ll spend the 2800-33rd St., baseFREE IN-TOWN Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Intercity pool fun time to discuss ment of Gateway your health DELIVERY league every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. concerns. Shelter (open to the VERNON PLACER MINERS’ CLUB public, 12 step-meet% 10 DISCOUNT HOGARTH’S CLINIC ing). Our 24-hour hel- Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 ON ALL ITEMS FOR p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (basement), PHARMACY LTD. SENIORS EXCLUDING pline is 250-503-3260 PRESCRIPTIONS 3310 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3660 1204 -30 Ave., Vernon. If you are interor 1-866-918-3574. ested in gold panning or mining you are welcome to come to the meetings. Family-oriented club. For more information, call 250547-9690 or 250-549-4395. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH Fully Licensed School Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 6:00pm 25 VERNON Open cribbage Bus & Drivers Closed on Stat Holidays Only Serving: OK Landing, Ellison, Alexis Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM lunch! Call 250-542-2696 for info. Park, Harwood, BX, Silver Star, $1700 After School • $3000 for Holidays Vernon Christian School, Hillview & LUMBY’S MONASHEE Beairsto Schools. SEPT-JUNE • Spanish & Piano Lessons included in fees • TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1

listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES at 250-546-3192 for more information. Vernon Aerie meets first and third Last night for 2011 will be Dec. 5. THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The Monday at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS first, third, and fifth Monday of each Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina month at the Enderby Evangelical Centre. Accordion players welcome, Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. For more informaHaving trouble tion contact June at getting in and 838-5655 or Bonnie out of your tub? at 838-7024.

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Celebrating 21 years

NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENTS: 30 months to School Age Program & Before and After School Care Program

We drop off and pick up at all Vernon District Schools. YouTube House of Dwarves for a virtual tour AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM DECEMBER HOLIDAY AGENDA Monday

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Sledding Hot Chocolate, Sledding Party Building an Igloo Party, Tim Snow Picnic & making noise /Sledding Hortons for Village craft makers & for display and Hot Chocolate Party New Years Eve Sledding Party and Timbits Celebrations 28

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p.m. at the Blue Ox Pub. Our noonhour 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 information, please call Louise at 250-547-6480 or Marena (evenings) at 250-547-9572. SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIOR PARENTS For senior parents of children with developmental disabilities, meets first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Schubert Centre meeting room, 350530th Ave. Join us for coffee and an opportunity to connect with other senior parents facing similar joys and challenges. For info., call Julie at 250-307-4216. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy footlaunched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail for regular meeting times, locations and more info. TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GROUP A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, 2913-29th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. RESTORATION AND HEALING FOR WOUNDED SOULS A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vernon Family Church (beside Lincoln Lanes). Call Bonnie at 306-6187 or Wayne at 542-5878. COCAINE ANON. 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. KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members wel-

come. 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. Please note: new location, new games. SENIORS LUNCHES AT ARMSTRONG LEGION Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $6. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8455. AA MEETINGS TUESDAYS 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 handicap access. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Dec. 6, noon, Film Screening Art: 21; Stories. A PBS Home Video documentary on contemporary art practice. Gallery is at 3228 - 31st Ave. Call 250-545-3173 or see NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE & ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN A time to reflect on violence against women and to take action to stop it. Canada Employment & Immigration Union of Vernon invite the women of the North Okanagan to join us for a complimentary hour on self defense Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. at Sundance Martial Arts, 2905A-43rd Ave. (above Napa)


THE SENIORS SHOPPING SPREE At Santa’s Workshop Enderby, 1304 Hwy. 97A, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elves help carry and tally selections. LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. BOSOM BUDDIES Dec. 7 we will be gathering at Renee’s house at 6 p.m., 830 Middleton Way. You can call Renee at home, 542-6325 or at work, 5457277. Please bring either an appetizer or a dessert. Buses leave from Vancouver Monday, Wednesday, Beverages provided. Hope to see you all there for a Saturday. Buses leave from the Okanagan great evening. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. VERNON AND DISTRICT The Shriner’s of British Columbia & Yukon provides KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month transportation at no cost to any family with children that at 7 p.m. at the People Place, need to attend medical appointments at BC Childrens 3402-27th Ave. This is an Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital or Sunny Hill Health opportunity to connect with Centre on the Lower Mainland as well as our Shriners others involved in many difHospitals for Children in Portland and Spokane. ferent dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members For more information call the Vernon Shrine Club at always welcome. Call Jayne 250-545-6594 or to book or confirm your trip call toll at 250-545-0187 for more free at 1-800-661-5437. information.

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At long last, a Christmas wish comes true First Nation Friendship Centre elders welcome Tom Jackson to Vernon Morning Star Staff

It’s been years of hoping and waiting in anticipation, but a group of Okanagan elders will finally be able to say “Wáy”, the Syilx word for hello, when one of their favourite performers makes his way to Vernon. Canadian actor, musician and philanthropist Tom Jackson is bringing his new show, Twas the Moon of Wintertime: An Evening of Song and Celebration to the Vernon Recreation Centre Thursday. The concert is being hosted by the elders at Vernon’s First Nations Friendship Centre, and has been three years in the making, said spokesperson Mollie Bono, a councillor with the Okanagan Indian Band and recently reelected Vernon school trustee. “His annual Christmas tradition with over 20 concerts hosted in community halls and churches across Canada caught our elders’ attention at the First Nations Friendship Centre,” said Bono. “Even before they saw Tom at the Salmon Arm concert and Kelowna concert two years ago, they have been committed to seeing him on stage in Vernon. This concert is indeed the fulfilment of their vision and wish for a vibrant, energetic and compassionate evening with an amazing musician, philanthropist and First Nations role model.” A celebrated singer and songwriter, known for his warm bass-baritone, Jackson has recorded 15 albums, including his latest, Twas in the


Tom Jackson is in Vernon Thursday to perform songs from his new album, Twas The Moon of Wintertime. The tour, sponsored locally by the elders at the First Nations Friendship Centre, is raising money for national food banks. Moon of Wintertime, released in October. The album, and tour of the same name, celebrates the 20 years Jackson has travelled across Canada to raise awareness and funds for food banks, community services and charitable organizations.

Born to an English father and Cree mother on the One Arrow Reserve in Saskatchewan, Jackson was raised in Winnipeg, where he left school at the age of 15. He has said that the seven years he spent living on the back streets were instrumental in forming his

leadership style, determination to make a difference, and his belief in helping others. Jackson’s long-running Huron Carole benefit concert series, with accompanying TV special and album, which he retired after 17 years of touring, and his more recent Singing for Supper and Swinging for Supper are just some of the ways he has given back. His philanthropic efforts earned him an induction as Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999, and more recently, he was appointed as the 10th chancellor of Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. Also a recognizable actor, Jackson is probably best known for his role as Chief Peter Kenidi on the hailed CBC-TV series, North of 60. Besides the six seasons he starred on the show, and its subsequent films, Jackson has appeared on Sesame Street, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also had a four-season stint playing Billy Twofeathers on children’s series Shining Time Station. His film work includes Skinwalkers, The Diviners, Grizzly Falls and Meeshee The Water Giant. “We are thrilled to sponsor this event that will support Tom in his commitment to raise money for food banks and family agencies across Canada,” said Bono. “Tom is moved to action by the increasing concerns around homelessness and global food insecurity and we hope that you will come out and support this initiative while enjoying a fabulous concert.” Jackson’s Twas the Moon of Wintertime: An Evening of Song and Celebration takes the stage at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (all seats) available at the Ticket Seller in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Call 5497469 or order online at

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With two weeks recovery time from her recent appearance with the Okanagan Symphony performing Mozart’s Requiem, opera singer Melina Moore is ready to take the stage again. For the past 17 years, Moore hasn’t believed it’s Christmas until she has shared the spirit and the music of the holidays with her loyal Okanagan audiences. That’s why she is back with her second annual Melina and Co. Christmas Show. Held last year at Trinity United Church, this year the show is taking place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Dec. 10. Moore’s former holiday production, A Merry Moore Christmas, ran for almost two consecutive decades with tenor Paul Moore. When the two parted ways, Melina, without missing a beat, decided to carry on the tradition of celebrating Christmas in song, and not let down the many faithful fans who’d regularly attended each and every Merry Moore Christmas. “I knew that people would be very sad to break with tradition, so I wanted to continue to bring all the beloved

holiday music to the stage,” she said. This year, Moore will be joined by virtuoso pianist Jim Leonard, jazz diva Judy Rose, master of ceremonies Brian Martin of SunFM, and the 50-plus singers of Valley Vocal Arts, the studio which Moore presides over as founder and artistic director. Moore has also partnered with the North Okanagan Hospice Society to raise awareness and support for Hospice House. “It is a cause very near and dear to my heart. Over the past two years, two of my beloved friends passed away at Hospice House,” she said. “I personally witnessed the care and compassion provided to them and their families, and I was deeply moved. At some time we must all face the end of life, and the hope is that it will be peaceful and free of pain, surrounded by a circle of support.” With a cast and crew of close to 80 people, audiences can expect the usual Moore “madness.” “I think of my Christmas show as an homage to music, magic, mistletoe and mayhem,” laughed Moore. “My singers begin their study for the production in October, and it’s full steam

ahead.” The Mini Divas, Valley Vocal Arts’ youngest chanteuses from ages five and up, will perform a medley of sentimental and cheeky carols with Moore. The next age group, Company Junior, will deliver a history lesson of how classic carols came to be, and Company, comprised of adult singers, will perform beloved classics in intricate harmonies. In addition, Moore will deliver her original renditions of favorites including Ave Maria, Gesu Bambino, O Holy Night, and a premiere composition, Pie Jesu by Leonard, who will accompany on piano. “Working with Jim is a blessing. He has recently come to us from Ontario, and finding him in Vernon was akin to unearthing a rare gem. It’s an honour to perform with him, and an even greater one to premiere his beautiful composition,” said Moore. No stranger to Vernon audiences, jazz singer Judy Rose of the zany Venus Headlights Trio (made up of Rose, Moore and Tanya Lipscomb) will join Moore for a medley of popular holiday tunes.

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Opera singer Melina Moore and jazz diva Judy Rose team up once again to perform at the Melina & Co. Christmas Show, Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

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nity “Spirit Vernon Commu of the Season” t n e s e r P s r e Sing Molly Boyd Director Marjorie Close Accompanist With our special guests: The Guitar and Vocal Students from The Vernon Community Music School Tickets are $10.00 each (children Free) Tickets are available through Choir members, at the Schubert Center and the Bean Scene. Friday December 9th - 7:00 p.m. Saturday December 10th - 2:00 p.m. At Trinity United Church 3300 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon

This concert is in support of The Vernon Community Music School’s “Sound Foundation Capital Campaign.”

time hosting HNIC and related to our national the Olympics. winter sport. –– The Lives of Conn Over the past Smythe: From the decade, about 40 to 50 Battlefield to Maple Leaf hockey titles have been Gardens: published in A Hockey Canada each Icon’s Story year, with by Kelly the majority McParland. appearing in Hotthe fall, tartempered, geted to holiday outspoken shoppers. and conHere is a selection of Maureen Curry troversial, Smythe not titles receiving only conthe most attenstructed a dominant tion this season: –– Cornered: Hijinks, hockey team, but was critical to the growth Highlights, Late Nights and shaping of the NHL and Insights by Ron itself. MacLean and Kirstie By building Maple McLellan Day. Described as the holy Leaf Gardens and hiring Foster Hewitt to fill grail of hockey books, Canada’s living rooms this memoir by Don with weekly broadcasts, Cherry’s Hockey Night he turned Saturday in Canada sidekick is full of inside accounts— night into hockey night, an institution that some inspiring, many remains with us today. hilarious—from his Smythe’s story is early days as a part-time much richer than the radio announcer and tale of a cantankerous weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his hockey owner however. He fought in both world


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Party Rock Anthem hitmakers LMFAO, featuring DJ/producer and son of Motown legend Berry Gordy, Redfoo, left, and his nephew, rapper Sky Blu, are about to start the party in Vernon when they play the Rockhouse nightclub Dec. 22. Pre-sale tickets sold out when the concert was announced Thursday, and general release tickets were expected to sell out Saturday. See Entertainment for more details.

Soprano to give show proceeds to hospice Continued from page B7 “Singing with Judy elevates me to another level of performing. From the first time we performed together, it was instant chemistry. We click. We make each other laugh, give each other permission to shine, and always have each others’ backs. And she’s a force to be reckoned with on stage!” said Moore. The Regalo Ensemble, an octet made up of Valley Vocal Arts’ advanced students, will perform SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone) arrangements of exquisite repertoire, including John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol, a haunting Celtic Carol and a tribute to “The Lesser Joys of Christmas.” And then there’s Brian Martin, who ties the whole thing together and ensures that no one takes themselves too seriously, added Moore, hinting that a special guest appearance by Santa will leave audiences pondering the uncanny resemblance to Martin himself. “My show is a celebration of family, friendship and unity. The grand finale will see the union of performers and audience members building a bridge of love. It’s a metaphor

for the possibilities in this lifetime, when we take down our walls and reach out our hands to

one another in hope and brotherhood.” The Melina & Co, Christmas Show takes

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Aardman Animation since 2006’s Flushed Away (and the same gang behind the wonderful Wallace and Gromit features), Arthur Christmas probably won’t be able to budge onto the top of the holiday classics shelf, but I think this team would settle for “give it a try.” It’s playful, it’s sentimental and maybe a little too lively for its own good, but far from a lump of coal. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

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Arts Vertigo seeking treasures for re-gifting Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s artist-run centre Gallery Vertigo is once again asking locals to uncover their treasures for their annual Christmas fundraiser. Formerly called Picasso’s Cupboard, which featured a silent auction of donated goods, this year’s event has a new twist and a new name, said Vertigo’s longtime curator/director Judith Jurica. “This year’s theme is a Gift Re-Gift sale, with donations coming from anyone with a sympathetic attitude towards local artists and supportive attitude towards artist-run culture,” said Jurica. “We’ll accept second-hand treasures, as well as new items/ services. And, this is the perfect chance to part gracefully with those unwanted gifts that clutter your cupboard. “We are offering folks a way to politely dispose of those pesky gifts that were not ideal by regifting them to a good cause.”

The gallery is looking for anyone to donate goods and services for the cash-and-carry event, which will run from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Dec. 17. “Scour your cupboards and your attics for treasures you no longer need. Goods can start arriving right away, but please try to have your stuff to us by Wednesday, Dec. 7. We will not turn away late arriving items, however,” said Jurica. “Please keep in mind that we are looking for items that would make good gifts –– no garage sale leftovers please,” she added. Donations of Christmas baked goods are also needed. Vertigo studio artists and members will also be selling their handmade wares, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the gallery’s programs. “We will be making homemade wrap and using interesting found and recycled materials to host a gift wrapping experience,” said Jurica. “You’ll be able to do

something good for the environment while supporting Gallery Vertigo.” The gift wrapping event will take place Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is by donation. In addition, the gallery is busy stocking its DIZZY gift shop. “Many local artisans and artists are bringing in their wares to help you find the perfect gift,” said Jurica. “Shop where you can find one-of-a-kind unique and well-priced gifts made by local artisans, or browse for a book by a local author, locally-made cards and art by local artists.” Gallery Vertigo, which is run by a non-profit society and is a registered charitable institution, is located upstairs at Suite #1-3001-31st St., in downtown Vernon. Business hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 250-503-2297 or visit for more information.

Thursday, December 08, 2011 7:30 pm Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium Food Bank Donation & Tickets $20 - on sale NOW At Ticket Seller Box Office 250-549-7469 Fax 250-542-9384 Concert envisioned by First Nations Friendship Centre Elders and coordinated by Mollie Bono, Program Director: 250-542-1247

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Proceeds to: First Nations Friendship Centre, Upper Room Mission & Salvation Army Food Bank in Vernon

One Night Only … the Second Annual

The Melina & Co. Christmas Show December 10th, 2011 8:00 pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tickets at 250-549-SHOW or With all the music, magic and mayhem of the season! Melina Moore, Jim Leonard, Judy Rose, Valley Vocal Arts, friends and special guests. The Christmas event you don’t want to miss, in support of the North Okanagan Hospice Society with silent auction.

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Rescue boat approved SANTA’S ANONYMOUS SOCIETY wishes to advise that appointments for gift pick-up for CHILDREN IN NEED (between the ages of Birth to 12 Years)

may be made beginning…

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH Please call 250-542-4448, leave a message with your phone number.

Distribution of gifts for children will begin MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST


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It may be early to say the Shuswap Emergency Program’s ship has come in, but soon. SEP co-ordinator Cliff Doherty says that by next summer, the area will have a Coast Guard vessel dedicated to rescue and medical transport on Shuswap and Mara lakes. “This is the first time in B.C. that the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary will have a rescue station on fresh water,” says Doherty, noting Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Station 106 has been a presence in the Shuswap for several years, but their activities were limited to an education component. “They’re going to transition from helping with boat safety and boat checks to helping save lives.” The boat will be based in Sicamous, where much of the


Coast Guard Auxiliary trainees and B.C. Ambulance staff show off a boat similar to the one the Shuswap will get for on-water rescues and medical emergencies. effort to secure such a vessel originated. B.C. Ambulance Service unit chief Kathy Crandlemire says Sicamous paramedics typically receive 25-40 call from the lakes for medical assistance, starting in May and ending in October, with the busy months being June and July.

“I know I’ve been working at it for eight years to get some kind of process in place,” says Crandlemire, who explains that for at least the past 15 years, paramedics have had to rely upon local houseboat companies for on-water transport. Crandlemire says the boat is largely


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intended for the areas of the lake that aren’t readily accessible by ambulance crews, areas such as Seymour Arm and Anstey Arm. But the boat is for all the Shuswap. “As a resident of Sicamous for the past 30 years, and as an avid boater and water skier, this is fantastic, I’m absolutely thrilled,” says Crandlemire. “It’s just getting busier on the lake, and last year, when there was the accident with the boat that crashed into the houseboat, it was really unfortunate but it just highlighted the fact that there isn’t a water rescue out there for those that are in distress on the lake and who need medical assistance.” Recently, the Columbia Shuswap District board supported the formation of the Shuswap Lifeboat Society, which will be the governance component for Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Shuswap station 106. As a non-profit group, the society will be eligible to fundraise and apply for grants. “Having this boat is really important for personal safety on our lakes. If a person is facing a serious medical emergency, their best chance of survival is making it to a hospital within one hour. We’re pleased to have been able to played a role in bringing this vital component of emergency response to the Shuswap,” says Doherty.

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Hortons brews up recycling program RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The only thing Dan Currie hates more than litter, is being associated with litter. That’s why the owner of Vernon’s Tom Hortons restaurants is thrilled with a new program that will see paper cups recycled into take-out trays. “You see the cups on the ground and we’re trying to clean that up,” said Currie. “It’s a little step towards improving the environment. We know it’s not going into the landfill.” The Vernon restaurants are the first Hortons in Western Canada to embrace the Cup-to-Tray program that first began in Nova Scotia in October. Special units have been installed in the four local restaurants that collect the cups for recycling. Collection units have also been set up outside the restaurant as a way of discouraging litter. “People are really happy about recycling our cups,” said Currie since the program began Monday. Customers will play a critical role in ensuring paper placed in the recycling units remains clean and more waste is diverted from landfills. That means plastic lids will have to be removed from the cups. “We need people to separate the items before they throw them in,” said Irene Korgul, Tim Hortons environmental affairs specialist. As part of the new initiative, Tim Hortons has partnered with paper product manufacturer CKF Inc., which takes the paper cups processed by Bluewater Project and converts them into take-out trays. “There’s been no infrastructure for handling this kind of product,” said Korgul of the cups, which consist of a poly-liner. “Working with the processors and mills has been the challenge.” With Vernon now on board, the goal is to expand the Cup-to-Tray program to Hortons across Canada. “We’ve got Saskatoon that’s possibly close to where we can start shipping cups to a mill,” said Korgul.


Dan Currie, owner of the Vernon Tim Hortons, places some cups in the recycling unit in the 25th Avenue restaurant.

Rona and Save-On-Foods join forces for holiday charity GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor

When Rob Frank moved from Regina to

Vernon to take over store manager duties at the local Rona Home Centre, he brought with him a unique charity idea.

Formerly the assistant manager at Rona’s big box store in Regina, Frank helped run a holiday food drive to raise funds and food for their local food bank. Thinking the initiative would go over well in Vernon, he approached Save-On-Foods and spoke to assistant store manager Neil Allkins. “He quickly obliged and agreed to provide Rona with 50 bags of food. We are currently selling these bags at our store for $5 each. Our customers then take the bags and donate them in our Santa sleigh that we have built and displayed at the front of our store,” said Frank. “It’s an easy system for us to do.” — Rob During the week of Dec. 19, Frank will collect all the money raised, along with all of the food bags (each one contains about $10 of food), and bring it down to the Vernon’s Salvation Army food bank to make a donation. Rona has also been saving donations from the last few months of their popcorn sales at the customer service desk and will be adding that to the kitty. And if a customer buys a $10 gift card (or greater), Rona will match it and

give $10 towards the food bank as cash. “Our cashiers have totally bought in on this. They’re asking if you’d like to make a donation,” said Frank, who will be bringing several Rona employees with him to volunteer at the food bank when he makes his visit. “Whatever they need some help with, we’ll do it.” In challenging economic times, Frank said it can be difficult for people to open up their wallets to charity, but added it is also the time when charitable acts are needed most. “That scary R-word – recession – it has affected everybody, either directly or indiFrank rectly,” he said. “More and more people are using the food bank every day. It’s no secret times are tough, the economy is struggling. Even people you may not expect to be using the food bank are using it. You’d be surprised whose walking through the doors.” As another special touch, Rona will also be donating their remaining live Christmas trees to the food bank for families that would like to have a tree, but can’t afford one.

“More and more people are using the food bank every day.”


Rob Frank (left), store manager of Vernon’s Rona Home Centre, and Jim Hayes, a contractor sales employee, introduce a new holiday initiative to support the Salvation Army food bank.

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Shopping local for the holidays


s this is the last column for 2011 from our chamber, I wanted to look at what we need to keep in mind as we start a new year (and some new programs) to reinforce the message to shop local.

So much has happened this year, but with success came some challenges. Thinking about recent events, it is important to thank those who helped our community through some tough times. To the city council, media, first responders, schools, ministerial members and The health care agencies – plus the support MorningStar staff behind the scenes – a big thank you. In many communities those who respond to emergency situations have a strong connection to the business community, and in our case, the chamber of commerce. Our chamber is comprised of members including not-for-profits, churches, and small and large businesses. Many employees leave their paying jobs on a rd moment’s notice to put on their volunteer hats – fire department, search and rescue, auxiliary police, victims’ assistance. To all of you, thank you. In addition, the community calls on In Loving Memory 3 Lines businesses to organize fundraisers, sup2x2 Box ((Tagline, Name Gwen Mortimer ((Photo & Info))) port silent auctions, establish trust funds Doug Taggart & Date)) Nov. 5, 1933 $ $ Aug. 11, 1919 and assist those in need. Many of our Jan. 13, 2008 19.10 + hst 42.44 + hst Sept. 24, 2004 businesses and organizations have given Forever in our Hearts so much, so thank you. As members of the community, we need to support our volunteers and the Call The Morning Star Classified Department at 250-550-7900 businesses that support the community. How do we do that? Simple – shop local. or email: I can hear it now: “But they don’t have (in the subject field “Tree of Memories”) this or that.” So instead, you head to the nearest big box store in search of what you th are looking for. But before you go, rethink your gift list. Looking for suggestions? It's time to think outside the box, literally. Service gift certificates: hair, esthetics, massage, housecleaning, snow clearing, lawn mowing. Some of these services do home care too.

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In memory of your loved ones, The Vernon Morning Star will be Publishing a “Tree of Memories” page December 23 , 2011 to honour the lives of those gone before us.



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Memberships: fitness, museum, art gallery, theatre, golf, club dues, seniors centre. Gift certificates for Parks and Rec or Boys and Girls Club programs – yoga, badminton, family skate passes. Gas stations and automotive shops often have gift certificates for a car wash, oil change or floor mats. Restaurants –a gift certificate for breakfast or lattés to keep warm during the winter? For the young family, how about a gift certificate to baby sit while the parents enjoy a night out at a local restaurant. Some local eateries offer dinner and a show. Computer tune-up, upgrades, flash drives, programs and more. We have established computer shops and there is always someone struggling to get a home support business running. Something more personal? Many shops support artisans by offering them display space for things like handmade jewelry and clothing. And don’t forget to check out the local Christmas church fairs and speciality stores. Patti Noonan markets, Clothing doesn’t just come from a national chain – look closely and you will find dress clothes at the local Carhartt dealer and blue jeans at the feed store. Have someone who loves vintage clothing? Check out the local consignment and thrift stores for some great finds. Looking for a gift of good taste? Check out your local grocery store and speciality shops offering chocolate, cheese, grains, cereals, honey and wine. Who wouldn’t love a basket of local food? Renovations in the future? Gift certificates from the hardware store, painters, roofers, landscapers and more will be appreciated by any new homeowner. These are just a few suggestions how you can shop local this holiday season. When you care about the businesses that support us during challenging times, you show support for the community as a whole, and the benefits come back in ways you can’t begin to imagine. From the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce board of directors, staff and members – Merry Christmas. Patti Noonan is the executive director of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

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Helping People with Disabilities and their Families Save for the Future

Learn about the Registered Disability Savings Plan - Grants and Bonds

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Business DeVolder seeks Top 5 status


Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Mark DeVolder spent 2011 using his gift of gab to address business leaders around the globe. A professional speaker, DeVolder talked extensively throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as Dubai, Jamaica and, most recently, to a group of 90 top CEOs in Colombia. A Top 5 Speaker award winner in Change Management Mark DeVolder for the last two years, DeVolder has been nominated again for 2012, only this time in the challenging Management/ Business category. Each year, Speakers Platform recognizes five speakers within 10 topic areas. Recognition of excellence in speaking is based on expertise, professionalism, innovation within the topic area, presentation skills and votes. To vote for DeVolder, visit www. The winners will be announced on Jan. 15.

Taking care of you and your teeth

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Les Slimmon (left), CIBC manager commercial banking, presents a cheque for $15,000 to Adrienne Smith, Shawne Bremer and Amanda Morgan of B.C. 4-H for Project Join the Revolution of Responsibility, a recruitment drive for leaders, members and youth leadership programs.

Christmas Story

Online initiative supports food bank Morning Star Staff

Throughout December, Interior Savings is pledging to donate up to $30,000 to local food banks. By simply signing up to try online banking, customers can help families in need as the credit union will donate $50 for every member who signs up, and add another quarter for every online bill payment made this month. “Last year this promotion raised over $1,600 for our food bank,” said David MacBain, community ministries director for the Salvation Army food bank in Vernon. “It is this kind of support from the business community that helps us continue offering services to those who need it most. “A contribution of $50 could buy $100 worth of groceries at our discounted rates, or could help provide essential nutrition in three monthly Moms & Tots packages.” MacBain confirmed that in 2011, the number of individuals that rely on the food bank has remained

at record levels. “We’re very grateful for the support from Interior Savings and its members. Not only will their network of branches be collecting donations, but the credit union is taking a forward-looking approach to promoting a service in a way that has a direct benefit to the community,” he said. Added Barry Meckler, Interior Savings president: “We want to raise awareness about a great, free service we offer while giving back to the communities who support us. “We have thousands of members in the 14 communities we serve. If we can mobilize even a portion of them to pay a bill online, or sign up for online banking, we can help feed a lot people.” Donations will be presented to food banks in each of the 14 communities in mid-January, a time of year when donations to these organizations typically drop off dramatically. Interior Savings members can register at www.

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Share your favourite Christmas story with our readers On December 18th The Morning Star will be publishing

“Morning Star Christmas Tales”



Email, mail or fax your favourite Christmas story, fact or fiction to: 4407 - 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 Fax: (250) 542-1510

Please include your name & telephone number Deadline is Dec. 7th

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News Some challenges continue with the health of B.C. women B.C.’s provincial health office has released a report on women’s health in the province. Overall, the report finds that women in B.C. are among the healthiest in Canada, but health gaps persist. The majority of directly comparable indicators have

improved since a 1995 report, with advances in life and health expectancy, lower teen pregnancy rates, increased access to preventive clinical services, income and representation in positions of influence. The report also highlights areas where improvements still

The Corporation of the


City of Vernon REQUEST TO FILL VACANCIES ON VARIOUS COUNCIL COMMITTEES The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill vacancies on a number of Council Committees as follows: 1. Nine (9) vacancies on the Advisory Planning Committee. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to Council on proposed land use and planning changes on the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP), Neighbourhood Plans, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit applications, in accordance with the OCP 2008. 2. Two (2) vacancies on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The Committee’s objective is to provide Council with milestone achievements of the implementation of the City’s Attainable Housing Strategy and to provide Council with advice on affordable housing matters; 3. Two (2) vacancies on the Economic Development Advisory Committee. The mandate of the Economic Development Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations to Council on policies and strategic initiatives that will further enhance Vernon as an ideal business and investment location. 4. Three (3) vacancies on the Heritage Advisory Committee. The Committee provides Council with recommendations on matters related to the preservation and restoration of protected heritage sites as listed or proposed to be listed in the Vernon Heritage Register; and 5. Four (4) vacancies on the Vernon Land Advisory Committee. The Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to Council on related matters referred to the Land Advisory Committee by City Council, including strategic and long range planning for City owned lands. If you are interested in serving the community on any of these committees, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or on the City’s website at Deadline is Friday, December 9th, 2011.

City Calendar DATE




Monday, Dec 5, 2011 7:00 pm

Inaugural Meeting of Council

Council Chambers

Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Committee of the Whole Council of Council Chambers

Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 8:40 am Monday, Dec 12, 2011 1:30 pm

Regular Open Meeting of Council

Council Chambers

Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Monday, Dec 12, 2011 5:30 pm


Council Chambers

Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Bylaw #5342 OCP — 3505 30 Ave. & 3210 Centennial Dr.

need to be made. Rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension, have been rising, and prevalence of depression and anxiety has increased since 1995, along with rates of sexually transmitted infections and Caesarean sections.

Bylaw #5343 ZON — 3505 30 Ave. & 3210 Centennial Dr. Bylaw #5345 ZON — 3412 28 Ave. Bylaw #5346 ZON — 3100 16 Ave.

3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. • 250-545-1361 e-mail: Agendas for Council Meetings are posted on the Internet at

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 bylaws at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 3400 - 30th St., Vernon, B.C.: BYLAW #5342 (OCP00049 - Plan Vernon Amendment Bylaw) Location: 3505 - 30 Avenue and 3210 Centennial Drive (see map at right) Legal Description: Part of Lot A, DL 71, KAP66411, ODYD and Part of Lot 2, DL 71 and 72, Plan 38037, ODYD Applicant: Schubert Centre Society Present Designation: Parks and Open Space (3210 Centennial Drive) Public and Institutional (3505 - 30 Avenue) Proposed Designation: Residential High Density Purpose: To allow for the lands to be rezoned to a high density residential zone. BYLAW #5343 (ZON00181 - Rezoning Bylaw) Location: 3505 - 30 Avenue and 3210 Centennial Drive (see map above) Legal Description: Part of Lot A, DL 71, KAP66411, ODYD & Part of Lot 2, DL 71 & 72, Plan 38037, ODYD Applicant: Schubert Centre Society Present Zoning: P1 — Parks and Open Space (3210 Centennial Drive) P3 — Private Institutional (3505 - 30 Avenue) Proposed Zoning: RH3 — High Rise Apartment Residential Purpose: To allow for the construction of a seniors oriented apartment building. BYLAW #5345 (ZON00186 - Rezoning Bylaw) Location: 3412 - 28 Avenue (see map at right) Legal Description: Lot 8, Plan 327, Blk 80, DL 72, ODYD Applicant: 501114 B.C. Ltd. Present Zoning: C8 — Central Business District Proposed Zoning: RH3 — High Rise Apartment Residential Purpose: To allow for the conversion of an existing single family dwelling to a seven unit apartment building. BYLAW #5346 (ZON00185 - Rezoning Bylaw) Location: 3100 - 16 Avenue (see map at right) Legal Description: Lot 6, Plan 7135, Sec. 34, Tp. 9, ODYD Applicant: Mark Piorecky and John Davies Present Zoning: RH1 — Low Rise Apartment Residential Proposed Zoning: C3 — Mixed Used Commercial Purpose: To allow for the conversion of an existing single family dwelling to a commercial office. Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Planning Department, located at City Hall, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from December 5 to December 12, 2011. Any correspondence relating to these applications can be delivered to the Corporate Officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to All correspondence and petitions received between December 4, 2011 (the date of notification) and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 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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Andy Erickson (front left) and the Vernon Investors Group consultants present $4,805 to David MacBain of the Salvation Army food bank. The cash donation was raised at the Investors Group Comedy Tour, as well as a donation from the company.

Provincial deficit forecast to climb TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Expected revenues to the B.C. government fell by $303 million in the second quarter of the fiscal year, due mainly to instability around the world, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said Monday. The drop in revenues will make it more difficult to meet the government’s target of balancing the budget by 2013. Falcon said he will wait until January, when the finance ministry has to finalize its next budget, to see if that target can still be met. Coupled with a $30 million jump in spending, the latest figures bring the deficit forecast for the year fiscal year ending next March to $3.1 billion. In a quarterly briefing to reporters, Falcon also confirmed that it will take until the spring of 2012 to reverse the harmonized sales tax. The largest revenue dip is $146 million less in net income from commercial Crown corporations. The bulk of that was a drop in Insurance Corp. of B.C. revenues, where investment income fell because of instability in the European Union. Falcon said insurance companies around the world have seen investments “hammered” by the the struggles to keep Greece, Italy and other countries from defaulting on debt. Low prices from a glut of natural gas supplies have reduced B.C. revenues, and the continued slump in U.S. housing has affected forestry revenues.



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Dec. 9th 5:00 - 7:30 pm Dec. 10th & 11th 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm • The Right Agents • The Right Company • The Right Choice

Take a spectacular journey through our 1st century marketplace, our live theatrical production of “The Promise” and our Christmas Wonderland. It is a journey you won’t want to miss.

Johnston Meier

Emmanuel Baptist Church - 3412 15th Avenue, Vernon

250-545-5311 • Free Admission

Insurance Agencies Group

3118 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon • Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 • Sat 9:00 - 5:00

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GARY CORNER LLicensed Optician & Contact Lens Fitter C

* EYE GLASSES * CONTACT LENSES * 250-545-3318 • 150, 4400 - 32nd St, Vernon BC

3100 - 32nd Street

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FAIRWEATHER BINGO 1015 FairweatherFINE Road,JEWELLERY Vernon • 250-558-6919 Village Green Centre, Vernon • 250-545-9811

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Story Time Bear

Styles on Mane Hair & Esthetics Studio Full Service Salon and Esthetics 3413 - 30th Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-5307

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List? C

Open Friday ‘til 8 pm

’s y r o g e r G

Party Shoppe


Rentals & Sales


2812 - 27A Avenue • 250-549-2002

3107 - 30th Avenue, Vernon (beside Nolan’s) • 250-545-7570

(Kitty Corner to A&W)


Open 6 Days A Week

Hair & Tanning

Gabriella’s & Esthetics

STORE: 250-838-6469 • PHARMACY PHARMACY:: 250-838-0502

3110 29th Avenue • Vernon, BC



FREE DRINK Choice of 12 oz. fountain or canned pop with food purchase over $5.00 THE SHOPS AT POLSON PARK 2306 Highway 6, Vernon 778.475.5757


After hours call 250-549-1515 … located in the Sun Valley Mall #109, 3334 - 30th Avenue, Vernon



We cater and deliver. Gift Cards Available

MINI PEDI … $25.50

Must present coupon. Expires Dec. 31, 2011.

3303 43 Ave., Vernon (Beside Safeway)

ANDERSON CROSSING (Next to the Brick) 5601 Anderson Way, Vernon 778.475.5775



Capture your Cherished Moments in Time … everybody wants to be remembered!


Hagemann Jewellers



Your Downtown Jeweller


3119 - 30th Ave. 2 doors up from the Royal Bank

3416 Coldstream Ave., Vernon, BC • 250-503-1234

You gotta love this place at Christmas!

Country West Supply


at The Morning Star office at 9:00 am Saturday, December 17th with a minimum $300 worth of proof of purchases

farm & ranch supplies | pet food bagged feed | tack & clothing

DOWNTOWN VERNON SQUARE 3417 30th Ave. • 250-542-8167 4300 32nd St. • 250-542-2627

#304-2520 53rd Avenue, Vernon



(made between Nov. 13 to Dec. 16)

from any of these participating local merchants will be the proud owner of Story Time Bear a numbered Gund™ Teddy Bear

3905 32 St 250-260-3533

5205-25th Ave 250-260-5922

14 - 2601 Highway 6 250-260-7740

2501 58 Ave 250-260-6583

FRUIT MARKET and GARDEN CENTRE 250-542-7614 • On Hwy. 97, Vernon, BC

#106-3334-30th Ave. CANADIAN DIAMONDS Downtown Vernon (next to Welk Mart)


Betty Lou Boutique Holiday Party Dresses • Prom Dresses



Holiday Party Dresses • Prom Dresses * Accessories * Casual Wear Plus sizes up to 3X

Limit 1 per customer


Gift Certificates Available


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One of the 50 lucky

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We Know Nordic!


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Give the outdoor lover in your life something from Stussi Sport this X-Mas! Great selection of winter gear • skis • snowshoes • winter clothing 4823 Silver Star Rd, Vernon • 250.542.4141 •

people who get Story Time Bear will also walk away with


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Great gift ideas for the Cowgirl or Cowboy on your list

Country West Supply farm & ranch supplies | pet food bagged feed | tack & clothing

3155 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong • 250-546-9174

Discover the Difference at

#107 - 4800 Anderson Way, Vernon 250.260.3733 (Beside Quality Greens)

childhood outfitters (2008) inc.


Christmas Lunch Buffet Dec. 13 - 15 from 11:30am - 2pm $15.95/person ~ Reservations Required

Phone: 250-542-0151 •

Give the Gift of Health

FREE ONION RINGS with purchase of any size donair. Cannot be combined with any other offers. No cash value.

“T he Best Christmas On Earth” OPEN O PEN EVERY DAY 9:00am - 5:30pm

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Village Green Mall (250) 542-1496

200 - 3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000

ARDEN TILE A Division of J.R. Ceramics Inc.

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One Stop Shopping For Your Holiday Needs • Great Groceries • Bulk Baking Supplies • Organics

• Signature Deli • Pharmacy • Floral

TWO VERNON LOCATIONS 220 - 2801 35th Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-5561

DOWNTOWN VERNON SQUARE 3417 30th Ave. • 250-542-8167 4300 32nd St. • 250-542-2627

FAIRWEATHER BINGO 1015 Fairweather Road, Vernon


Sweaters • Turtlenecks • Scarves Leather Gloves • Faux Fur Vests Unique Accessories • And Much More!

558-1108 8 3003A 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon

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3416 Coldstream Ave. SUNDAYS (Across from the downtown Safeway))


Your “Country Christmas” Headquarters

Open 7 Days a Week: Sun.-Wed. 10am - 8pm • Thurs.-Sat. 10am - 9pm Across from Superstore


Footcare & Discovery Shoes

#113 - 5100 Anderson Way 778.475.6005


Downtown Vernon 3417 - 31st Ave 250-542-3371

Simply The Best!


Saturday through Wednesday 4 - 9 pm

Must present coupon

Gift Certificates Available

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778-475-5679 •

Choose any 2 entrees from our Wine & Dine Menu +get get a 1/2 L of wine for only $3000

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3300 3 330 33 300 00 S Smith miith m hD Dr, r Armstrong Armst stro trong ng STORE: 250-546-3169 • PHARMACY PHARMACY:: 250-546-3195

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We have the perfect gift for Mrs. Clause

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Save time, save money.

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Members of the Vernon Fire Department show off the moustaches they have been cultivating for the month of Movember to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

A strong rental market combined with low interest rates provides investors with a secure investment and a great return.

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COSMO GAS INSERT The casual yet sophisticated design of the Cosmo insert highlights the modern ribbon of fl ames and carries through to the sleek curve of the Halo front. Cosmo insert shown with Halo front in fog gray and ceramic stones.

Save energy over the winter Morning Star Staff

As the days gets shorter and the weather gets colder, energy demand across the province almost doubles as people turn up the heat and keep lights and electronics on for longer. In fact, space heating costs alone can account for from 40 to 50 per cent of the average electricity bill depending on how customers heat their homes. However, BC Hydro has some easy ways to keep your bills low this winter. And in the future with smart meters, you’ll be able to see how much energy you’re using and HUNDREDS OF PRIZE GIVE-AWAYS!

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make adjustments to save money. Here are BC Hydro’s top seven energy-efficient home-heating and lighting tips to help keep your bills low: ■ Draft-proof your home – Sealing the gaps and cracks with caulking and weather stripping is one of the most cost-effective steps you can take to keep the heat inside your home, reducing heat loss by up to 10 per cent. ■ Manage your thermostat – Install a programmable thermostat. Most people are comfortable sitting reading or watching TV at 21 degrees C, working

around the house at 20 degrees C, and sleeping at 16 degrees C. Heating costs rise about 5 per cent for every degree above 20 degrees C that you set your thermostat. ■ Shade your windows – Using blinds or drapes on your windows provide insulation in the winter and summer. Heat loss from windows can account for 10 – 25 per cent of your heating bill in winter. ■ Maintain your heating system – Tune up your heating equipment and continue to give it regular maintenance in order to increase its energy effi-



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ciency. ■ Add or upgrade insulation - Upgrading your heating system might make your home warmer, but if it can’t hold the heat in, you’ll be wasting energy. Start in areas that lose the most heat, such as attics, basements and crawlspaces. ■ Ensure your fireplace is efficient – With wood-burning fireplaces, close the damper tightly when the fireplace is not in use. This can dramatically reduce heat loss. If you use the fireplace only occasionally, install glass doors. They act as a barrier against warm air loss up the chimney and stop the pull of cold outside air into the home. ■ Use energy-efficient lighting - LEDs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting and can last about 20 years based on average household use. Energy Star LEDs come on quickly, are durable and good for dimming. For more information and energy-efficient tips, visit bchydro. com/powersmart

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Shop Downtown Vernon

Body Piercing & Tattooing Christmas Bonus

…this this Holiday Season



Piercings and Tattoos ‘til Christmas. Pick up Gift Certificates. Awesome gift!


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Free Parking and Santa Downtown Saturday, December 10th Free Parking and Santa Downtown Saturday, December 17th


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Shop p Local this Holiday Season

Styles on Mane Hair & Esthetics Studio


3413 - 30 Avenue, Vernon Open Monday to Saturday


Let It Snow! If it snows 5” inches or more on January 5th, 2012 at the Kelowna MWS0 Station, all purchases are


That’s right … all purchases paid in full between November 14th and December 24th, 2011

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While you’re downtown, enjoy a coffee, lunch or dinner!

1. Choose from Gregory’s spectacular selection. 2. Save your receipts. 3. Pray for snow!

SHOPPING HINT: Pick up Downtown Dollars for that “hard-to-buy-for” person on your list. Available at #4, 3101 - 29th Street, Downtown Vernon in the Old Train Station Check out our website for a full Downtown Business Directory…

Open Friday ‘til 8 pm

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EGYPT - I am dodging objects flying in through my window. The first bundle whizzes by my head; a second one thuds against the ceiling. “Whoa!” I shout, leaning out of the window. “Stop! Enough!” I’m aboard the SS Orchestra, one of a flotilla of cruise ships lined up to go through the Esna locks on the Nile, and I am looking down from my state room at an extraordinary scene. Like filings drawn to a magnet swarms of small boats have begun to crowd to the edges of our ship, and the late afternoon air is noisy with the splash of oars and the sound of vendors bellowing: “Hallo. Hallo. Look. Beautiful caftan. Nice table cloth. Cheap. How much you pay?” The men hold up gold and scarlet embroidered cotton caftans, counterpanes and tablecloths imprinted with pyramids and camels. They bundle them into plastic bags and chuck the parcels through windows or hurl them up to the passengers edging the railings of the top deck of the ship. Considering that the deck looms ninety feet or more above the vendors’ heads, the accuracy of their aim is amazing–not a single bundle misses its target. A record that even NBA champions would envy. Fierce bargaining ensues — theatrical shrugging of shoulders and much gesticulation as bags fly up and down. Those containing Egyptian pounds are grabbed by gleeful merchants. Up to this time our journey down the Nile has been


A highlight is travelling the Nile River on a felucca sail boat. tranquil. We have cruised by scenes that are timeless: a man in flowing robes sits astride his donkey as he rides along an embankment, women wash clothes on stone steps by the water, flat roofed brick houses stand half hidden in groves of palm trees and boys lark around in the river. Feluccas, their sails outlined against a blazing sky, drift lazily by. But the Nile is also as contemporary as any other tourist destination around the world, its waters crowded by hundreds of cruise ships. The blazing sun necessitates early morning tours or late afternoon trips. We step back thousands of years into history and mythology as we gaze in awe at towering temples dedicated to the Sun God Ra, to

Isis, her brother Orisis and her son, the hawk-headed Horus. Pillars pierce the sky their carved embellishments and hieroglyphs having endured centuries of sandy windstorms and blistering heat. In the Valley of the Kings, I step gingerly down into the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The teenaged pharaoh’s small shrunken remains lie to one side of the cave, while his decorated burial chamber is displayed on the other side. It is strangely moving to see the boy-king naked as it were — stripped of all the grand trappings of his elaborate golden sarcophagi, his mummy mask and glittering jewelry as exhibited in shows around the globe. Apart from King Tut’s tomb the Valley of the Kings is a vast

necropolis that contains about 63 tombs dating from about 1539 BC to 1075 BC. No Nile cruise would be complete without sailing on a felucca. A sultry breeze fans my face as we make our way to a Nubian village. As we round a bend in the streamlet, we catch sight of a caravan of at least fifty camels, with tourists jauntily astride them — animals and riders strung out like a necklace of paper cut-outs silhouetted against the sand dunes. They too are making their way to the Nubian village. Nubian families displaced from their original homeland by the construction of the Aswan High Dam have been re-settled in a cluster of flat roofed concrete houses painted in indigos and yellows. Our hosts graciously serve us tea and home-made bread. The walls are adorned with colourful frescos; multicoloured plaited straw baskets hang from the ceiling. We are beckoned over to a concrete tub containing one week old baby crocs. One of them is held up for us to stroke which I do with some trepidation. Although it’s difficult to read a croc’s expression, somehow these don’t look very happy, and we’re assured that they will be returned to their mothers the following day. The tour wraps up with a visit to a neighbourhood school where I learn to write my name in Egyptian. Back on the SS Orchestra, a Galabeya party, and a cabaret performance by a troupe of Nubian dancers brings our cruise to a splendid finale. Margaret Deefholts is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article.

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Party demands review of RCMP TOM FLETCHER Black Press

With the B.C. government poised to sign a new 20-year agreement for RCMP services, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins says there needs to be an independent review of a force he calls “inept and outdated.” That characterization comes from a report from former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford, a now a B.C. Conservative member living in Qualicum Beach. Peckford undertook the project as a volunteer, speaking with experts and reviewing the history of policing in B.C. Peckford found it “disturbing” that no B.C. auditor general has done a valuefor-money audit of RCMP services in the province where one third of Mounties

work. He also referred to an inquiry conducted by former B.C. attorney general and judge Wally Oppal for the NDP government in 1994, which called for “fundamental changes” to make the force more responsive to the needs of B.C. communities. Peckford, who once expanded the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to replace the RCMP in the St. John’s region, said the past 20 years have changed Canadian policing dramatically. Since 9/11 and the rise of terrorism, national and international security duties have put far more pressure on the RCMP, he said. “To still be able to concentrate on how I’m going to police Kitimat or Fort Nelson or Tofino, at the same time as I need to deal with sophisticated things on a

national and international level, seems to be stretching it a little bit,” Peckford said. B.C. Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond said Tuesday that provincial negotiators are making progress to meet Wednesday’s deadline for an agreement to extend RCMP services to B.C. communities. Bond has been stressing the need for more accountability for costs borne by municipalities, through a contract management committee. The new contract would also likely contain an opt-out clause. Cummins said if his party forms a new B.C. government, he will order an independent review of the service and consider returning to the B.C. provincial policing model.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) It’s OK to be a bit assertive when dealing with others, as long as you’re not too pushy. It’ll be far better to be a booster than to be a bossy person.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Even if you resent having chores to do, it behooves you to get them out of the way early. Once gone, you can go out and have some much-deserved fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Be sure you know what you’re talking about if you offer a friend some advice. If you give him or her some poor suggestions, you’ll feel terrible if things don’t turn out well.

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the spade king? The bidding is questionable. Although it is not without risk, North ought to make a negative double, not bid two clubs. (Yes, that is outside the parameters of this book; the author should have made South’s long suit hearts.) Five clubs is also debatable, but understandable. Now let’s move to the play. East, assuming declarer is not void in spades, can see two tricks: one in spades and one in clubs. The third winner will have to come from diamonds. And there isn’t a moment to lose. East should overtake partner’s king with his ace and shift to

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Edward Frank (Ted) Price passed away peacefully in the Polson Extended Care on Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Ted is survived by his loving wife, Hazel, of 56 years; two sisters, Dorothy Lockerby of Vernon and Joan Burwash of Surrey; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Arthur and one sister, Kathlene (Kay) Waugh. A Celebration of Ted’s life will be held in the spring of 2012. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at

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Frances MacNeill Frances MacNeill passed away on November 28, 2011 in Vernon BC at 72 years of age. Always in their hearts, Frances will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Colleen (Michael) Amero of Falkland and Roxanne MacNeill of Armstrong, her grandchildren Corey Michael of Armstrong, Clayton James of Falkland, Alexis Diana of Armstrong and adopted daughter Suzanne Grant. Frances was predeceased by her parents and her sister AnneĆŠa Danielson. Frances was born May 5, 1939 in Pelly SK to Mary and William RezansoÄŤ. Her travels took her to Whitehorse YT in the early 1970’s. Frances then relocated to Vernon in 1974 and shortly therefore to Armstrong, where she has resided since 1976. Frances loved her family, and spent many hours visiĆ&#x;ng with her grandchildren and their teenage friends. She shared her love of music with all, never shy to sing a tune or play the guitar. Frances also enjoyed gardening. CremaĆ&#x;on. Graveside service will be held in the spring. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternaĆ&#x;ves. ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866



Monty Eugene Harder Age 54 years Sept 24, 1957 - Nov 29, 2011 Monty passed away suddenly in his home with his loving wife Denise Harder at his side. Along with his dog Bear. Survived by his son Darren and granddaughter Samantha. He will be missed by family and friends. FOREVER CHERISHED and LOVED

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Alan John Sage It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alan John Sage on November 23, 2011 in Vernon, BC at 64 years of age. Alan will be greatly missed by his wife Alice of Armstrong, BC, his brother Walter of Austria and extended family and friends. Alan was a resident of Maple Ridge for over 30 years, and recently of the Okanagan for over 8 years. Alan enjoyed his home, wife, gardening, and his dog Lady. He served with the Royal Navy and worked for CP Rail for over 27 years in Maple Ridge. Alan’s hobbies included collecĆ&#x;ng and assembling miniature train models, salmon ÄŽshing, and coaching soccer. He was a great philatelist, collecĆ&#x;ng and studying many stamps. Loving Husband. Good Neighbour. There will be a CelebraĆ&#x;on of Alan’s Life in the Spring of 2012. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternaĆ&#x; Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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PLAXTON, Travis Frank




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February 15th 1953 – November 25th 2011

Arthur George November 28, 1922 - November 30, 2011

Born in Quesnel, April 28, 1973.

“Gone Fishing” Cast oī on November 20, 2011. Travis spent his life gallivanƟng throughout BC, the Yukon and Saskatchewan in search of the perfect Įshing spot. He found it in the end, right back where he started in Quesnel. Along the way Travis touched many people with his gentle heart, never-ending paƟence and quick wit. He showed everyone what it meant to love “uncondiƟonally”, then proved this in the end by donaƟng his organs to those in need. He leaves behind to mourn his passing his beloved mother and best friend Linda Plaxton; his children Danja, Mathew and KaƟe; and his companion Dawn Hank and her sons Jody and Stephen. Also leŌ to mourn are sisters Tammy, Wendy and Vicki and brother Terry. Dearly missing him are him are nephews, nieces, family near and far and many friends. A celebraƟon of life will take place on Travis’s birthday. In lieu of Ňowers donaƟons may be made to your Local SPCA.


(NEE ERNEST) January 14, 1923 to November 29, 2011 Bernece passed away peacefully at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, BC, at the age of eighty-eight years. Bernece was born in Brookdale, MB and grew up in Douglas, MB where her family owned and operated a gas station/garage/ice-cream parlour. In 1947, she married her husband of sixty-one years, Sydney “Syd” Baker. The couple resided in Brandon, MB and together raised a large family. Syd was a widower with three young sons and Bernece raised the boys, as well as gave birth to five daughters and one more son. Husband and family were most important in Bernece’s life and she worked long hours to maintain a clean and loving home. In 1960, the family moved to the Okanagan (Vernon and Armstrong BC) and continued to grow, with Bernece hosting wonderful family dinners for many years. Syd passed away in 2008 and a piece of Bernece’s heart went with him. Bernece will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four sons and five daughters; Craig (Doris) Baker of Kelowna, Jim (Carol) Baker of Calgary, Marvin (Gloria) Baker of Kelowna, Synece Baker-Graves of Armstrong, Nyoni (Herb) Puhlmann of Armstrong, Judy BakerWood of Vernon, Susan (John) Koersen of Armstrong, Cyndrena Baker of Armstrong, Brad (Lori) Baker of Vernon. Furthermore, there are nineteen grandchildren, eighteen greatgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many extended family and friends who will remember her fondly. Bernece’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Pleasant Valley Manor. Cremation. Family service to follow in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bernece’s honour to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (#800, 2550 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M2J 5A9). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

“Anything more beauƟful than me is just tacky” Joe Fritsch Beloved husband and father, Josef Fritsch was unexpectedly taken from this life on November 25th 2011 at the young age of 58. Josef was born in Feldkirch, Austria on February 15th 1953. He was one of a kind with his hearty laugh that could fill a room, a constant smile on his face, and always a joke to tell. Joe had been working for SYSCO for the past 10 years after being Owner/Operator of the Avonlea Dining Room at the Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Vernon, alongside his wife Liz. He was also Executive Chef at the Vernon Lodge for many years. He had many passions including cooking and photography, but his greatest was taking his Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 onto the open road. Above everything, he loved his family. Joe will be forever loved and missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Liz, and daughters Karin (Tylor) and Christine (Bella, the Pom), mother Steffi, sisters Margit and Andrea, and countless family and friends in Austria and Canada. Joe is predeceased by his father Alois Fritsch. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday December 10th at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on 10102 Middleton Way in Coldstream. A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday December 11th at the Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Vernon. Everyone who knew Joe is invited to attend the mass and Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (www.rchfoundation. com) for a new Multi-purpose Interventional Suite for cardiac care. Thank you to all friends and family for their love and support.




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We regret to announce the passing of Arthur George Lobsinger on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at North Okanagan Hospice House having reached 89 years of age. Art is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Mary; daughters Janice Marshall (Lorne), Gail Ginn (Tom); son Grant Lobsinger (Patty); stepdaughter Jan James; stepson Tim James (Adrienne); grandsons Bradley Marshall (Kylee), Cameron Marshall; granddaughters Laura Froese (Nick), Julie Lobsinger; great grandson Ethan Marshall; sister Rita Barney; sister-in-law Kay Lobsinger; numerous nieces and nephews. Also missing him “granddogs” Connor, Sparkle, Gemma and Liam. Art was predeceased by his brothers Bob and Gerry. Art was lovingly cared for by staff and volunteers at the Hospice House. Special thanks to Dr. R. Mori and Dr. D. Lavoie, staff and volunteers at Hospice House, and community caregivers Fay and Patty. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to North Okanagan Hospice House (350627 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Auto, RV & Marine Storage Development, offering 17% return on a $100K investment. Vernon. Call 250-558-8791 EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Office Outlet from your home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. No selling required,

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Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

MANAGER Trainee - We are looking for a highly competitive individual, with a Can Do attitude, strong work ethic and a background in restaurant, retail or other customer service. Drop off your resume to Aaron’s - 2705 43rd Ave

LOGGING truck and position for sale with a long term, reputable full-phase timber harvesting company located in the central Okanagan. Please enquire to 250-545-9749, thank you.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600 DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

SUPER B DRIVER Req. for regional hauls within BC. Must have exp. Top Commissions Paid. Home Weekends, once during the week & Holidays! Fax resume: 604.856.9042 or e-mail:

Education/Trade Schools Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG

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Residential Construction & Carpentry/Joinery Putting the

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Air Brake Courses and Training in Vernon

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •


Dec. 7, 6 - 7 p.m., Main Campus, Room D223 Dec. 7, 6 - 7 p.m., in the Cafeteria Dec. 8, 6 - 7 p.m., 5450 48th Ave. SE, SA Industrial Park Dec. 12, 5 - 7 p.m., in the Carpentry Shop, Room T102


• Gravel Truck and Pup Courses • Oil Field Course • End-Dump Low-Bed Training • Oil Field Placement available

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Earning Your Wheels Course Class 1 - 4 Driver Training Courses ICBC CertiďŹ ed Air Brake Course Bus Training Forklift Training Highway and Off-Highway Bobcat Safety Training On-The-Job Training Custom Designed Courses Personal and Corporate Driver Evaluations • Log Book Course

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Help Wanted

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JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email:

Looking for Line Cook with extensive breakfast experience. Day shift only, Please apply to box #2 C/O The morning Star. 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC. V1T 1P5 Sunday, December 4, 2011 - The Morning Star B29 B29




Experience essential in medical office billings & procedures, scheduling, staffing. Preference given but not essential, for applicant with EMR experience. Computer literacy and people skills mandatory. Reply in writing with references, to 23C- 3300 Smith Dr., Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1 by December 12, 2011.

Where art meets innovation. Kohler is a respected leader in kitchen and bath, engines and generators, furniture and accessories, cabinetry and tile, resort and recreation, and real estate. At our manufacturing facility located in Armstrong, BC, Kohler produces high quality gelcoat and acrylic bathing products.

Trades, Technical

Alternative Health

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SEASONAL LABOURER POSITIONS Coral Beach farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately February 2nd. 2012. Work includes tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $9.50/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.


HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

Need Christmas Cash? Cash factory Loans offers Collateral Loans up to $10,000. using almost any vehicle or get up to $800 Payday Loan using employment, CTB, EI or Pension! NO HIDDEN FEES like the other guys! #6, 2601 Hwy 6 across from Tim Horton’s, or 503-1010. Require Certified Careaid who must live in Vernon,work in private home, female nonsmoker need only respond. (250)5585148, Fax 250-558-5285


Vernon Dodge, a busy automotive dealership in Vernon, B.C. requires an experienced Service Technician with the following qualities: Motivated Journeyman Technician, Dodge/Chrysler experience is an asset, a proven track record in a flat rate shop. Vernon Dodge provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package to the right individual. Contact Ron Russell, Service Manager or 250-503-3310

Classifieds We’ve got you covered! 550-7900

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Millwrights to join our team at the Lavington or Armstrong Div. located near Vernon, BC. We are a leading manufacturer of dimensional and stud wood products in both domestic & foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an exc. pension and benefits program. · Competitive wages · Development opps. · On-going training · Dynamic & challenging environment · Stable employment · Welding exp. required Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: & submit

Computer Services

Computer Services

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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.


14 years serving the community

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

Financial Services

Financial Services

Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892

Financial Services

Reduce Debt by up to


• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest


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

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

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

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


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

Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

your resume by Dec. 9, 2011

or Fax: (1)250-546-2240


The Armstrong Engineering team is responsible for reviewing and monitoring plastic product processes, equipment, materials, manufacturing methods and testing procedures in order to ensure that finished product meets specifications, established quality and cost standards. The team initiates action to reduce and control manufacturing costs and supports fullcycle new product development projects. The successful candidate will perform within a cross-functional team, balance multiple priorities and thrive in a hands-on environment. You will be self motivated, independent, and have a high sense of urgency. You will have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited school in an Engineering field, plus 3-5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment and have proven experience in troubleshooting and process design. Experience in developing and implementing cost reduction and continuous improvement projects, and understanding Lean Manufacturing and Quality systems is desired. If you are looking for an opportunity like this and want to work for an organization with a global presence ~ get more information or apply online at, Job Number 03S90. Apply by Dec 20, 2011. Posting will remain open until the ideal candidate is identified.


Monashee Dental Centre is seeking a CDA for full time or part time to join our existing team. The office has two dentists and does a full range of dentistry including; Orthodontics, Invisalign Crown and Bridge and Child Sedation. We are seeking a motivated team member who wants to grow with the office long term. Come join our fully digital office and amazing team. Email resume to




Help Wanted

NOR RENOVATIONS LTD. 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


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CITY OF ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE COORDINATOR The City of Armstrong is excited to announce that 2013 will be our Centennial year. We are seeking a community minded individual to put forth a proposal as a paid Centennial Committee Coordinator. This individual will recruit a team of volunteers to assist in coordinating the activities of the centennial year. The Coordinator will lead the volunteer Centennial Committee as cheerleaders for the 2013 centennial celebrations. At a minimum, the Coordinator will: a) b) c) d)

Plan and coordinate events for Armstrong’s 2013 centennial year, liaising with community groups, organizations and individuals for a well rounded program of events. Recruit and organize volunteers to assist with events. Obtain sponsorships and grants to fund activities as necessary. Effectively market and advertise all events, competitions, contests and celebrations.

The Coordinator and volunteer Centennial Committee will operate at arm’s length from Council, reporting back once per month on progress. The City staff will act as liaison for the ¿nancial reporting of the Committee. Interested individuals are invited to submit a proposal outlining the following:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

• • •

Proposed Outline of work to be provided Proposed Number of hours per week Expected remuneration

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, December 16, 2011. Proposals should be addressed to the attention of: Patti Ferguson, City Administrator City of Armstrong Box 40, 3570 Bridge Street Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Email: Fax: 250-546-3710 1913-2013. 100 Years – something to celebrate as a community.

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Canadian Home Builders Association

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


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


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




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Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”

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HERE! 220th 0thh A Anniversary i RENOVATIONS & & ADDITIONS ADDITIONS RENOVATIONS “I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave” “We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave” “We Recommend Him To You” FREE ESTIMATES • Call Dave

250.804.3876 250.309.3868


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

No job too small!

Call Mike

• Renovations • Siding • Roofing • Framing • Decking • Kitchen/Bathroom For all your renovation needs

Call Robert

250-542-8368 (Home)

Honest Renovations

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TWO OLD GUYS with a HOE Hoe and Bobcat Services

Septic & Water Lines, Drain Tiles, Snow Clearing, Corral Cleaning, Livestock Burial & more!



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Reasonable Rates. Seniors Discount. Free Estimates. Call Doug



Fall Yard Clean-Up • Leaf Removal • Pruning • Lawn Mowing etc.



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Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780




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

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GUTTERS • We will hang your Christmas lights • Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & SofďŹ ts • Exterior Painting

( 250 ) 542-4492




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- Foundations - Concrete Floors - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Sidewalks/Curbs - Suspended Slabs




“All Your Concrete Needs�


J’s Drywall

Drywall, Taping & Texturing Resonable Rates. Free Estimates

Call Rob 250-558-4171 or Jason 250-351-9496

NO HST Call Attila: 250-546-6282


Repaints our specialty! • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates • or

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Call: 250-860-7665

Glendale RooďŹ ng & Renovations Seniors Discount - Free Estimates We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

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ABODE DECORATING Let the ladies do it!

~ Interior Painting ~ Color Consultations ~ Design Ser vices


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Independent Benjamin Moore Consultant


* Specializing in Eco Friendly Painting, Wall Art & Murals *


Delivery Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery plus Moving Service Or Have a Truck Dropped Off, Then Delivered When You’re Ready!

GREAT RATES!! Call Scott: 250-306-0133

Taking your health & the health of the planet to heart





• Re-rooďŹ ng & new construction • Specialize in cedar shake removal • Gutters & down spouts • All rooďŹ ng practice to building code • 40 years experience Free Estimates ~ All Work Guaranteed


All Your DRYWALLING Needs Drywalling, Taping, Dropped Ceilings, Steel Stud Framing

- Framing - Siding/RooďŹ ng Hardi Plank/Vinyl - Decks/Patios - Renos Complete - Post & Beam

Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268

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“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!� $70 per

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate



Building Supplies

Garden Equipment

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner


Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Buy Direct - Special Orders 1-800-960-3388 Rouck Bros. Lumby BC

TORO 5-HP 24” dual-stage SNOWBLOWER, $225. 250307-0009

ForSale: Deutsche Bergromane 20 for $5 Tel: 250-5452197 Ask for Inge I-Pod Classic, video, photo’s, pod cast & more. New in box. $250. (250)542-5698 Miracle Mate 12amp Vacuum, not used much, guaranteed 3yrs $300 obo (250)549-3352 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 PEROGIES homemade, finger pinched 3-kinds, homemade Cabbage Rolls, 250-545-3667 POOL, Darts, Foosball, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong and more - We’ve got what you need! Vernon store (250) 542-2054 Power Wheel Chair, new, suits indoors/out. Asking $5000 Porter Chair, folding, Free w/above. (778)475-3041 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 WANTED: Will buy your used CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! Pls call (250)241-7381 Wooden slot board w/hooks, great for org. clothes, tools... Home or bus. $50 545-8527

WILL TRADE Executive style acreage home Edmonton, Alberta for suitable home in Vernon, B.C. Can contact owner at 780-464-0922

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

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

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian Riding Lessons - Perfect Gift! All season boarding & lessons. Any level, age and discipline. Own horse, lesson horse, leased horse Armstrong. 250-307-7288

Feed & Hay 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 CLEAN dry wheat straw, lrg round bales, delivery available. 250-558-9509 Hay for sale,alfalfa & grass, $5.00/bale, (250)308-8546 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. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass $7., Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Feeder Hay $25. 1- 250-546-0420



Reliable and committed Call Paul:


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 DANDER FREE Turkish Angora Cross Bangle Kittens 4 mths old $300 (250)718-5056 Trinity Shepherds Malamute/ Shepherd cross, puppies, avail now, Vet checked all shots $250.ea 250-547-9763

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.


Remington, Ruger, Winchester, Browning, Tikka, CZ, SKS, Sako, Glock, S&W, Baikal, Marlin, Mossberg, Norinco, Beretta, Perazzi, Merkel, Blaser, FN, Husqvarna, Sig-Sauer, Savage, Stevens, all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Flea Markets BJ-Books 50% Christmas Clearance Sale - Entire Stock! #9-1800 Kalamalka Lake Rd, Vernon, BC. (250)549-1041

Fruit & Vegetables Apples .35/lb, Juice Apples .10/lb. Maw’s Orchard Armstrong. 250-546-3401 Dry Land Apples & Pears Taste the sweet difference. Also see us at the winters Farmers Market, Vernon, Enderby & Armstrong. Cayfords Morning Sun Orchards. (250)546-3411

Heavy Duty Machinery 6 Yard Sander $1200, Christy Carriage for yarding $1000, (250) 545-4653 or 308-0977 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 Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Platform Stairlifts. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

Misc. for Sale



FREE pallets for firewood behind The Morning Star building against arena. 250-542-3558. Eagle Valley Pellets from Princeton, $216./skid of 60 bags @ 2400 lbs total, taxes incl. 250-549-0042 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 Fir, Pine and Other mix $150/cord. Split & delivered. Min 2 cords 250-938-0804

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


CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 20hp Mercury longshaft outboard motor, in top shape, $1000 obo 250-545-1817 2-Tickets to “The Gift Horse” Performance Caravan Theatre. 6 pm, Sat, Dec. 17. $60. for both (250)546-8697 leave msg if no answer.

3 line ads for any items under $500 for $10.02 will be going up in price as of

Custom built Pine Hope Chest, cedar lined, 48”L x 21”W $675.; Custom built Barrister Bookcase $1275. 250838-0104 Deluxe Games/Dining solid oak table, 42” square, +18” ext., 4 chairs, originally $1800. now 1/4 price at $450. 250260-6661 Entertainment Center $100 obo, Portable air conditioner $100 obo, 2 metal desks, $25ea, computer desk, wood $10, 2 new electric baseboard heaters, $25ea, 3 black leather dining chairs $20 ea, 1940’s Singer tredle sewing machine & stool, $25, electric singer sewing machine $50, various wall pictures $20 (250)5459776 after 3pm KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 OAK round/oval table, six chairs, buffet & hutch. $499 OBO. Can help to deliver. 250545-3151. PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 Recliner Loveseat, $100, Lazy boy Recliner $150, Mission brown leather/wood Recliner, $100, Round maple table w/2 leaves, 4 chairs, $75, 2 brass table lamps w/green shades $35, Antique “Waterfall” Bdrm suite, $350, 2 Antique Occas. chairs, $100ea (250)546-8827

5’ Snow Plough for quad, excellent condition $250 or best offer 250-838-6118 7 1/2’ pre lite Christmas tree w/ ornaments, Navity scene, lite, all offers considered. 250545-7343. 7’ wood artist easel with large adjustable knobs, NEW! Asking $85. 250-309-8839 Baby Sorel winter boots,pink new in box, size 6. $35.obo 250-260-8997. CHRISTMAS display, thousands of LED lighting, lots of big big blowups, lots of lit up deer, etc., very lrg. outdoor set up, $1,200 250-545-3123 CHRISTMAS TREES Experience the magic of Christmas Ranch u-cut. Cut your own tree (5-8’) or choose a pre-cut cultured tree (9-13’) tall. Highway 6 past Lavington to Dure Meadow Rd., follow signs to 172 Horner Rd., 250547-6028, New Rocker recliner $300 250-548-3654



November 7th to $12.02 including tax




Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale


Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon 250-549-7258


FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258 ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

4 snow tires (with or without rims) 265/70/17 for a 2005 GMC pickup 250-545-4448 Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Wanted: Siamese Seal point kitten - female. Reasonable price. (250)546-9399

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

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRM 1Bath CLEAN, New tile, hardwood, paint, tub, fixtures, bldg int. quiet, #25538 OKhomesellers/250 558 5131

Misc. for Sale Check out our December Specials on the web Awarded “Green Business of the Year”

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

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

250-549-2770 BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS … 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

Kitchen appliances included.



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


Misc. for Sale Variety of snow shovels, wood pellets & landscapers. Choice Ice melters

250-545-3420 Sporting Goods


Brand New 1056 sq. ft. Home

For Sale By Owner TOWNHOUSE. Nice area, 3 bdrm corner unit, Pool, Patio, Full basement, Central Air, Gas F, 4 appl. 209,000. 250545-5627

Apt/Condo for Rent

1 Bedroom Apartment

Stereo / DVD / TV DENON AVr-3803 7.1 Home Theatre Receiver with 115 watts x 8 channels: $110.00 DENON DVD 2900, DVD/SACD/CD/DVD AUDIO/CD-R Audiophile grade player (not Blue Ray): $100, all in excellent condition, Penticton, Phone 250-488-6716 after 6pm

Sporting Goods

FOR SALE - ROAD BICYCLES 2011 Norco CRR - SL, M, SRAM Red complete group 53/39, Ritchey Bars and Stem, Mavic Elite wheel $3600. 2009 Norco Diabolique II TT Bike, M, Vision Bars, Carbon Seatpost, forks, DuraAce 7800 brakes, shifters, derailleurs, FSA NeoPro Crank 54/42 - $3200 (no wheels) 2005 Cervelo P3K TT Frame only - 51cm, Carbon Fork and Seatpost - $200 Contact 250-462-4441 or

2 Bedroom Suites from

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

250-503-7315 250-545-7251


980 / month

Rare 1 Bdrm Suite for


Mobile Homes & Parks



850 / month

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


MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Centre Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available

For more information call

250-542-8989 Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801 1bdrm apt, excellent location, D/T, bus route, avail Jan 1 $650/mo. (250)275-3137

1bdrm & 2bdrm $650-$800. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

PROPERTY NOT SELLING? sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

NORTHLAND PROPERTIES Adult Living in a secure building. On-site manager, 1 bedroom suite with AC and balcony, 3 appliances and access to pool and restaurant, underground parking. No smoking. No pets. $



Best location for Great living

The Morning Star Sunday, December 4, 2011



Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon SPECIAL HIDEAWAY 2 bdrm @ Adventure Bay. Fully furnished, new carpets & counter tops, awesome location. Available now until June. $750/mo. incl. utilities. Sorry, NS, NP. SUPER BACHELOR Spacious apt, neat & clean, new carpets, new paint, on bus route, covered parking, on-site laundry, close to grocery, storage, summer swimming pool. Available immed. $550 $500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 2 BD 2 BATH Great apartment with super view, FS, AC, on-site laundry, handy location. Adult oriented, on bus route. Available immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.


URBAN POINTE 2 Bedroom suites from $850.00. Recently renovated suites with new in-suite laundries, security entrance, good central location. Half-month free rent with a 6-month lease. Available immediately.

Call 250-307-5522


Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown From $700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158

Apartment for Rent

55+, no pets. Walking distance to Downtown Safeway. Top floor 2 bedroom,1 bath. In-suite laundry. Underground parking. Secure entrance. Elevator. $875/month + damage deposit. Available Dec.1 Call Kelly to view 250-306-8725

Valleyview Apartments 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking and Coin Laundry • No Smoking

1-bd unit close to downtown, cute, updated, new paint ground level parking 550.00 + utilities view at or call Sean 250306-0959 Sunday, December 4, 2011 - The Morning Star B33 B33






Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


Suites, Lower

VERNON; 2 Bdrm furn. condo nr dwntwn. TV, blcny, dwsher, pwr/wtr incl. 1400 sq.ft., pets ok. mtn view. Jan.1, $1000. (250)549-6866 (250)307-1799 Gerry.

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

4bdrm, 1 bath, lg kitchen, big yard,shared w/d, n/s, small pet welcome $1300. incl util. Avail. immed. Call Cam 540-7695 4bdrm, 2bath, 5 appls., fenced yard, 1bdrm suite downstairs, with sep ent in the back, shared laundry, f/s 250-540-7757 (rent as whole house or separate suites) 4-bdrm 2 bath house, 44st fenced yard, 5-appl, n/s $1350 +util. Avail now. 250-542-7572 4 BDRM, 3-bath in quiet Easthill neighborhood, family home $1250+utils. 250-300-7251. 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1850 + util,2 w/d, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 Beautiful 3bdrm, lrg rec room, fenced yard, quiet cul-de-sac, AC, 5 appl., n/p, n/s, hot tub negot. $1450 +util, no room mate scenario, avail. Jan. 1 poss. free rent Dec 20 - Jan 1 Call Rob (778)475-0622 Bella Vista, 4bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, garage, f/s, 2 f/p, n/s, n/p, $1400. Avail Immed. 250838-9657 Brt 2bd, well maint., yrd, deck, carport with workshed $1000 incl/util 250-542-3309 Cozy executive newly reno’d OK Landing log home in town, country feel, 2bdrm, 2 bath, n/s,n/p $1350/mo. 503-2227 Deep Creek 3bdrm house full bsmt, quiet country living, $900 mth, rr, 250-546-6158. Fully reno’d log cabin on Coldstream horse acrge,very private, beautiful setting, 500sqft. + loft, cat & dog ok. $850+util 250-308-8138 Furnished 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Ok Lakeshore, 5-appl, dock, ns, np, $1199 + util, Oct 1- May 31. (250)558-5045 Furnished 5bdrm, Lavington 2 bath, acreage, hot tub, beautiful view, avail. Jan/Feb/Mar $1000/mo util inc. 545-1279 Large 4+bdrm home, in Winfield. 3bdrm, 2-bath on main. 1+bdrm, 1-bath suite in lower Beautiful view of the lake from back deck. No smoking, pets neg, $1800/mo. Off street parking for up to 4 vehicles. Easy access to College, Kelowna & Vernon. Quiet location on dead end street. Avail Dec15 . 250-558-8231 LOCATED IN Armstrong 2 bedroom house walking distance to town and schools. 5 appliances with huge yard, available Jan. 1. D.D. and references required. $1000/mo all utilities including internet and cable. Call Donna 250546-2962 or 250-308-1913 Long term rental wanted, nice cozy 2bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, Parker Cove, $800+util, beach & boat launch - Linda 250-306-2785 North BX, Quiet Country 2bdrm, executive w/lakeview, suits prof. couple, NS, NP, avail Jan 1 incl. 5-appl, $1200 +l/util. RR 250-545-5646 RENOVATED 2 bdrm, 1 bath East Hill home. Close to schools, parks, public transit. Located on Corner lot with back alley, yard is fenced. NS. $1250 + UTL. 250-540-0606. Rent or Lease to Purchase 3 bdrm Heritage House (remodeled) $1300./mo or 10% down on $359,900., 2505 39 Ave, Vernon, BC; 3 bdrm house on 10 acres, full basement, $1600./mo or 10% down of $459,900., 4855 Miller Rd, Armstrong BC. 1 (250)546-8630

1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, No Smoking. Available January1st. $650 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832

Commercial/ Industrial

2 bdrm 2 bath DELUXE 3rd flr corner. Gas F/P, No stairs from car! Cat OK. $925 incl. heat. Mature adult, NS. Ask for L. T. Discount. 250-309-2000


2 bed 1 bath upper level w/d #483800 40th av. no pets. $825. 250545-1699

Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203 Yard space for rent, monthly, from 1 vehicle to entire fleet, up to 5 acres of fenced secure area. 250-549-0141 or 778932-1055.

2BD, 2bth, 1256 sq.ft, partly furn’d & newly reno’d. Near UBC/Airport, NS/NP, Student or Mature persons pref’d. $975/mo 1-780-458-2086. 2bdrm, 1 bath newly renovated, close to amenities, laundry available, small pet ok, F/S, AC, RR, $850/mo + util. Pls. Contact: 1-800-235-1499 2bdrm, 2 bath, condo, in-suite laundry, no dogs, avail immed, $850/mo +util, dd 260-0381 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 Belmonte Apartments, 1&2 bdrm. $650-$750. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937. CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS 1 & 2 bdrm, close to Downtown & Schubert, N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066 RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrnm - close to downtown - N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, move in allowance. 250308-9299 Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$550-$650, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443. Large 2-bdrm apartment, quiet adult oriented, heat & water incl, $800,n/p,n/s, avail immed 4011 - 27th St. 250-542-0669 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 NEW 2 BR, 2 Bath Condo for RENT in Vernon, avail. immed. Sec. heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D. $1100/month. 250545-2834. No-smoking & no pets please. Newer 2bdrm, located Centennial Drive incl F/S/DW, W/D, n/s, small pet allowed with restrictions. Heated underground parking. $1,000pm. Avail Jan. 1. 250-306-5589 or 250-503-5589. New Studio apt, lake access community, 30 min from Vernon. $525./mo (250)470-4179

On Site MANAGERS 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 Studio & 1bed bright, clean & cozy in a quiet, well managed Apt building on bus route/walk to dwntwn. incl’s appls, heat, hot water, cable locker/prkg. n/p. Starting @ $560 250-5504069

Homes for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex 1610 45th St Lg 2bdrm + den w/ in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented building, prkg, storage, no dogs, avail Dec 1 $800+hydro. 250-547-6060 2bdrm, 1.5 bath suite, NS, NP, $850/mo. includes most utilities. 250-542-1210 2bdrm downtown, 800 sq. ft. newly reno’d, new appls., close to all amenities, n/s, pets ok, $1200 +util 250-503-1308 2bdrm side-by-side 4plex, quiet, Alexis Park area, fenced yard, cat ok, no dogs, $775. + util. 250-308-9738, 542-4310 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo. 250-550-4396 Duplex on acreage, 4bdrm, 3bath, R/R, large deck, garage, fabulous view, F/S, laundry h/u, N/P. $1200/mo +util. Avail immed. 250-542-3914. Lumby 2-bdrm + den, 2 bath, $935.; 2-bdrm 1 bath $835.; incl util.n/s n/p (250)547-9297 Mission Hill 2bdrm upper $900 Avail Now. UTIL INCL N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996

Misc for Rent Beautiful 14 wide mobile home, 2bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls., natural gas, garden, near SA & Enderby, snow & garbage removal incl., no dogs, $750/mth, 250-804-6115

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm mobile, $650/mo. In Lumby or 5th Wheel $500/mo 250-309-6361, 250-547-6362 Immed, 2/3bdrm mobile, clean, beach access, wood stove, rent neg. 250-542-0060 In Lumby 2 bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, $650. Phone Tom at 250-503-7044 In Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $850/mo, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044

Modular Homes AVAIL Immed, 3bdrm, 2bath, F/S, W/D new paint, large deck, treed lot, propane heat, 13kms South on Westside rd. dependable long term 250549-1848, 250-550-0227 Vernon, 2-bdrm + den, fenced yard, f/s, f/p, a/c, N/S, pets neg. 55+, Dbl garage, $950+ util DD $475 (250)558-1906

Homes for Rent 2bdrm house, central Vernon, 1 1/2 bath, f/s, w/d, $975/mo +util & dd 250-546-0902

1/2 DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, by creek across from OK Builders, island kitchen, family room, F.S., D/W, W.D., shed. Available Dec. 1. $1100/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

COLDSTREAM HOME Quiet area off Postill Dr., 3 + 1 bdrms, newly renovated & decorated, huge lot by creek, F.S., D/W, W.D, inlaw or summer kitchen. Available immediately. $1600/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.



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• Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV. • 3 bedroom home near Sicamous, on Swanshore Place near beach. Home renovated, new flooring and paint, F+S, W+D, garage, deck, yard, private, trees, $1200. • 3 bedroom upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $950 rent & $200 utilities. 2400 SQ.FT. Armstrong home. 3 BDRM, 2 1/2 Bath, full basement, large deck. 5 appliances. Gas F/P. 1 acre with 2400 sq.ft. shop & horse barn. N/S $1500/mo plus utilities avail Jan 1. Call 250-542-4662 2 bdr 1 br top half of house for rent w/d d/w lrg deck grt view lots of parking fenced yard n/s pets neg $1400 incl utilities avail Jan 1 Refs & DD 1 250 554 7890 250 309 3613 2-bdrm house in North BX, $750/mo + util, Avail Dec 1 (250)545-1780 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1175.incl util. 250-558-3664 3-bdrm, Avail Immed, $1000 + util, small pet ok, 250-5506241, (250)550-6242, 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1450 w/d, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm farm house $1200 +util,avail Dec 1 250-549-2310 3 bedroom farmhouse. Ok Landing area. Pets/horse ok, Pasture for rent also. Avail Dec 1. $1300./mo. (250)5423276

250-558-9696 A MUST SEE

Cozy 720 sq. ft. 1 bdrm garden apt., appliances & hot water. N/P, available immed.


Commercial Solutions

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

Rooms for Rent Furnished room includes everything and some meals. $500. month. 250-558-0317.

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. From $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644

Suites, Lower 1/2 way to the Star, 1 bdrm, walkout, fully furnished, walkin closet, all utilities included, private parking, minutes to Silver Star or DT Vernon. Avail Immediately 250-558-7728 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $925. w/d. avail now. 250869-9788. 1bdrm, bright & new, good location, quiet, clean, suits 1, no smoking, np, F/S, w/d, Avail Jan 1, $600 util/incl 309-6199 1bdrm, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $675/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657 1bdrm, in-suite laundry $650 incl., n/p no drugs 250-275-0922, 250-307-4801 1bdrm/KalRoad spacious, f/s, d/w, n/s, sm dog, sat. tv, shared W/D, priv. entry, $775 incl/util Av/immed 549-2178 1bdrm newer suite, w/d, f/s, microwave, satelite TV, internet, n/s, n/p, $750. util incl. Avail now. (250)545-2869 1BDRM, newly reno’d, East Hill,parking,, $700 (1 person) incl.util., laundry, 550-6288 1-bdrm, n/s, single mature /person pref. util incl, tv/internet, own w/d, (250)503-0662 1-bdrm, ste in log home, country charm, bright, cozy & quiet, 1/2 way up SS Rd, priv entry, deck, fully furn, small appl, equipped kitchen, bbq, 1/2-bath/sauna, $800 util incl lv-msg (250)558-2906 1 bedroom basement suite for 1 person in quiet East Hill neighbourhood, shared laundry, N/P, N/S, Utilities inc./ own phone & cable. $ 700/250-260-0447.

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2bdm newer suite in Coldstream, priv ent, patio, f/s, w/d, n/s,n/p, parking $800. incl util & internet. (250)542-7003 2bdrm, 1100 sq ft, quiet, central w/d, n/s,n/p, prkg $800 incl util RR avail Dec 1 542-6535 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564. 2bdrm, level entry, daylight, f/s, laundry hookup, n/p $875, util incl, avail now, 6153 Old Kamloops Rd, 250-542-7179 3BDRM, bsmt suite, new bathroom, laundry, carport, 40% util, n/s, pets neg, $900/mo Avail Jan 1, 250- 542-7018. 5773 Oriole Dr, 2bdrm, 1bath np, Avail Now $800 incl util. 250-260-1875, 250-351-4368 Bachelor unit, $575 incl util furniture & cable. D.T. locat, N/S Avail Dec1 250-549-0644 Bright 2bdrm lrg bsmt, n/s, n/p,near Courthouse,$800 incl. util. Dec 15 250-558-0933 Clean 1 bedroom, freshly painted, level entry, near new library. $700. includes in suite laundry and utilities. n/s, n/p. (250)542-0153 COLDSTREAM 2bdrm + storage room,own level entrance + parking, own laundry/hook up. $750+ 1/2util. 250 503-7028 Enderby (Rural), 1bdrm partly furnished suite including TV, $700., incl all util, Sat TV&Int 250-558-9171 Furnished bachelor, Fulton area, avail. immed. $575 5492502 Furnished bachelor suite, n/s, n/p, private ent., $625 + d.d. After 11am 250-549-2543. NEW 2-BR ABOVE-GROUND SUITE. NS. NP. Avail now. $1100 includes util. 250-5504373 Reno’d 2bdrm, util/incl, shared laundry, ns/np $800 Armstrong avail. now. 250-546-6380

Suites, Upper 1600sqft 3bdrm reno’d, lg sunroom & LR w/stunning view of Vernon, w/d, f/s, d/w, 1.5bath, elect. heat, NS, Avail Jan. 1. $1200 +util. 250-938-8242. 2 bdrm 2 bath, lrg immaculatesuite above Plant Bee on Bella Visa Rd, Avail immed. $925 incl Hydro. F/s, w/d, n/p, R.R. Phone Michelle 250-307-7549. 2bdrm $800 + 75% util, upper n/p, n/s, Evenings, or anytime Thurs & Sun (250)308-2929 3bdrm 1.5 bath, 1400 sqft, sm pet welcome, $1300./mo incl util Avail immed 250-540-7695

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250-542-7723 1bdrm condo, must be 55+, n/s, n/p, avail Dec 15, daytime 250-308-5494, evening 250838-0494 1bdrm, East Hill avail Jan 1, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, N/S, N/P. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1bdrm, newly reno’d., furnished, DT near Rec Centre, secure bldg., f/p, w/d, avail now. $800. 250-558-2928 1bdrm penthouse waterfront condo, incl. hydro, gas, phone cable/internet heated u/g prkg, $1290/mo. 250-503-8888

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3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $1075 +util, Avail Now. (250)558-8243 3 BDRM upstairs suite in the east hill. Fenced in yard, pets welcome. Washer/dryer/dishwasher. $1300 utilities included (even cable and internet!) 250-308-4595 EastHill clean 3bdrm, upper level of house, avail Jan 1, incl 1 bath, 5 appls., digital cable, lrge deck, shared fenced backyard, n/s, n/p, $1050 +60% util. 250-558-0764 after 5pm

Like New 3 level townhouse, Lower East Hill, 3bdrm 2.5 bath, large Master suite. $1100/mo + utils. N/S, N/P. Avail Jan 1 (250)260-1150

TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815

Snow is here! Reliable winter vehicle avail. 1998 Toyota Forerunner $6300 540-3655

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Cars - Domestic

Prof. female, req. 2 bdrm suite before Feb 1/12. Clean, quiet, patio, exc. ref. 250-309-6495

2006 Ford 500, AWD, 4dr, exc/cond $10,500 great mileage. (250)838-0538 2007 Pontiac Wave, ex cond. $9600. 250-545-7594. 94 Olds well maintained daughters car. New winter tires. battery, brakes. Velour pseats, $2250. 250-549-0570

1993 Nissan 4x4 Truck, king cab, V6, boat rack & canopy, $2500 obo (778)475-3050

Move in Before Christmas Lovely 3 bdrm. home with beautiful hardwood floors, new kitchen & paint, master bedroom w/french doors & 1/2 bath, large deck, single garage. Avail. immed. Shared w/d with downstairs tenant. Central location. DD req ns, np. 1-306-545-1681

Townhouses IMPECCABLE TOWNHOME Bella Vista Bright, secure 3 bedroom, 3½ bath, single attached garage, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $ /mo + utilities.



Auto Accessories/Parts 1992 Ford Ranger, V6, auto, 4x4, runs well. parts only $250 (250)540-1471 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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250-309-2436 3bdrm FURNISHED, gem on Kal Lake, Coldstream, in Vernon, spacious private townhome, f/p, 6 appl., incl. util., tel., internet, cable $1250/mo. 250-545-7696 / 403-547-5345 4Bdrm, 3.5 Bthrm, end unit @ Rock community, waiting for a long term lease Sorry, No sublet, n/s,n/p.$1,300 + All utilities.250-558--8860 HARWOOD. Avail Immed. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, F/S/D, W/D. No smoking. No parties. $1000/mo, 250-541-0094, Call 8am and 8pm.

Cars - Sports & Imports 2008 Kia Amante, V6, auto, 33,500 km, Exceptional cond. $14,000.obo (250)307-2213 97 VW Jetta Diesel,5spd., runs well, no rust, fresh paint job, great mileage, two sets of tires on rims, new snows, new gloplugs $4200 OBO Please call 250 938-4304

Recreational/Sale 1979 Motorhome, 87,000 kms, clean, works well $2800 or Trade 250-549-3781,503-6368 2006 Arctic Fox 5th wheel, 27.5ft. 4 season coach, 2slides, sofa bed, dinette, lots of cupboards & drawers, power antenna, satellite ready, 4 new wheels & 10 ply tires, 3 waste tanks, BBQ & many extras $26,500. (250)549-7014

Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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Trucks & Vans

2001 Chev Astro, awd, 7-pass, 172K, new batt alt, brks, vg shape $4800. 250-558-8866 2003 Ford Windstar Sport, loaded, high km, runs well, sacrifice $3500.obo 306-5539 2006 GMC 3/4 HD, 129K, Duramax diesel, every option offered that year, Asking $29,500. 250-540-7695 2006 GMC 3500 Crew Cab LB Single Rear Wheel, 178K, 6L gas, auto, new brakes & new winter tires, very clean, $12,500 obo 250-307-0002 2010 Chevy ext cab, 4x4, 5.3L, 6 speed tranny, spray in boxliner, running boards, mud flap, dual climate control. Dealership serviced.33,000 kms. $26,700. 250-308-0822. Need Christmas Cash? Cash factory Loans offers payday loans up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000. Using almost any vehicle! No expensive debit/credit cards like the others! #6, 2601 Hwy 6 across from Tim Horton’s, or 503-1010.

Adult Escorts BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best


Gina, 42, blonde, busty, slim beauty for all your relaxation pleasure 250-307-8174

2005 Polaris RMK 900 IQ. Lots of mods $4200 obo. 250682-0824

Lonely Need Healing Message! Baby Doll, Classy Private Studio. (250)548-3300


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF IAN ROSS JOHNSON, Deceased, formerly of 875 BX Road, Vernon, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ian Ross Johnson, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th floor, 3205 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 2M4, on or before January 15, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Skolrood Hildebrandt Holomis - Stone With God shining upon us on August 6th, 2011 and with Pastor Stuart McKnight officiating, our dear children Ashley Holomis and Gregory Stone were united in marriage. Proud parents are Brent and Paulette Holomis of Vernon and Clarissa and Bob Stone from Kelowna. The Happy couple have made West Kelowna their home and will honeymoon in Thailand in January. Thank you everyone for making this the best day ever for our kids.

Lawrie and Vicki Skolrood & Brian and Christine Hildebrandt are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Tanner and Brittany. The Okanagan wedding will take place in June 2012.

Special Occasions… may include Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Graduations, Births or other significant milestones in your life. To place your event on this page, please contact the Vernon Morning Star at 250-550-7900 or

PAMELA and KEITH Pamela Kasper and Keith Kwasnicki were united in marriage November 10, 2011. Married on the deck of Keith’s long time family home on Okanagan Lake. Darren Johnson, a long time friend, stood up with Keith and Pamela’s daughter Kimberley Osbourne was Pamela’s attendant. Pamela’s granddaughter Parker Osbourne was the flower girl, happily scattering fall leaves. Many family and friends were present. A reception and dance followed at the Killiney Hall, North Westside. A true Westside Party!!

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PHONE:______________________________________________ $50 cash will be given to the contestant who picks the most winners/losers. In the case of a tie, the person who guesses closest to the total points scored in the Saturday night tie breaker game wins. If still a tie, prize money will be split. All entrants must use the official entry form on this page. Limit 3 entries per family. Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. REMEMBER: ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THE NAME OF THE ADVERTISER FOR BOTH THE WINNING AND LOSING TEAMS. ENTRIES CONTAINING TEAM NAMES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Mail or bring your entry to The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 before 5 pm, Friday, Dec 9, 2011.

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On now at your BC Buick Dealers. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Buick is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/¼/‥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 Buick Regal CXL (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, ation, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 2, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Limited time offers which may not be combined te this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick dealer for details. x$3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 Buick Regal (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate nanciaLinx Corporation. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Other lease options available. Applies oonly to qualified retail customers in Canada. Freight & PDI ($1,450), registration, $350 acquisition fee included. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ‥Based on a 48 month lease. Rate of 1.9% advertised on new or demonstrator 2011 Buick Regal equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.20 per excess kilometer OAC by FinanciaLinx Condition and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. ¼No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, excess wear and km charges, and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid to January 16, 2012. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions residents with a valid driver’s license who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Contest runs from November 1, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Credit Awards include applicable taxes and can only be applied to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 or 2012 012 MY GM vehicle delivered from dealer stock, excluding Chevrolet Volt on or before January 16, 2012. 20 Vehicle Awards consist cons of either a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Appearance Package and Rear Cargo Security Cover or a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels. Factory order may be required for Vehicle Awards. Approximate retail value of each Vehicle Award is Equinox / Terrain $30,248 MSRP / $29,818 MSRP CDN, including freight. Not all awards have the same odds of winning. Correct answer to skill testing question required to t claim an award. Some examples of odds are: to receive a $1,000 base award, 1 in 1; to receive a total award of $1,200, 1 in 30; to receive a total award of $10,000, 1 in 10,000; to receive a Vehicle Award, 1 in 20,000 (total awards and vehicle awards include the $1,000 base award). See your GM dealer, visit or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE for full contest rules. WFuel el consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite s, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ,The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under licence. signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions,

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2.4L ECOTEC 4 cyl. Engine with Direct Injection


18� Aluminum Wheels


6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Driver Shift Control


Heated Leather Seating


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Dual-Zone Climate Control






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HWY: 6.5 L/100 km - 43 mpg W CITY: 10.8 L/100 km - 26 mpg


Call Bannister Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-545-0606, or visit us at 4703 - 27th Street, Vernon # [License #9133]


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