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Significant repairs revealed at complex RICHARD ROLKE
but that led to damage to the roof and the walls in the pool area. The There is growing concern that the projected cost is $1.7 million. Vernon Recreation Complex may No mould has been found but have to be mothballed. there is some concern that rotten Preliminary costs for a new facil- wood could lead to poor air quality ity will be investigated after the within the pool. Greater Vernon Advisory The other issue is the Committee was told original heating lines were Thursday that almost not installed correctly when $2 million in structural the complex was built in repairs are required for 1965. the centre. “The lines are all rotten,” “It’s a little disturbing said Jim Coughlin, acting to see where it’s falling facilities manager. apart,” said director Mike “We have had three Mike Macnabb Macnabb. breaks and it costs $5,000 “We will have to look each time to fix it. When you at the foreseeable life of the struc- have to fix it, you have to shut down ture.” the auditorium and the Dogwood Pursuing a new complex was Gym. If it breaks again, we’ll be jackfirst broached by David Sewell, hammering the floor.” the Regional District of North Director Jim Garlick believes Okanagan’s chief financial officer. costs for a potential new facility “You can pile $2 million into the must be considered as part of deter(current) building and it’s still an mining options. outdated building,” he said. However, Garlick won’t say that “When do you start strategizing the complex actually needs to be for a replacement? It may be time to replaced at this point. plan in advance.” “It’s too early to tell,” he said. Directors were told that the main “We’re at the preliminary stages problem is the dehumidification sys- of finding out the information.” tem was undersized when the pool The swimming pool, the auditoMORNING STAR FILE PHOTO was constructed in 1993. The unit rium and the Dogwood Gym receive There are questions about the viability of the Vernon Recreation Complex after almost $2 million in major repairs was shut off because of expensive about 300,000 user-visits during a have been identified. repairs needed to keep it running, year. Morning Star Staff
Pool costs create doubt for other proposed facilities RICHARD ROLKE
at the recreation complex could possibly referendum.” impact other proposed initiatives. Cunningham doesn’t support Sawatzky’s It’s increasingly uncertain what multi“This has come out of nowhere,” he said views. million-dollar projects could seek residents’ of staff ’s report about problems with the “Taxpayers are already facing financial support. dehumidification syspressures and we have to be realThe Greater Vernon Advisory tem and heating lines istic that there are different facCommittee was considering a refat the complex. tions out there — sports and erendum for a $7.8 million sports Director Rob culture,” she said. complex, but it learned Thursday the Sawatzky isn’t conThe city recently gave the Vernon Recreation Complex needs vinced the art gallery Vernon Public Art Gallery a dead$2 million in repairs and could be and museum should be line to initiate a planning process replaced. There is also the issue of part of the equation. for a piece of city-owned land expanded space for the art gallery “It’s up to them to downtown. Jim Garlick Cunningham and the museum. advocate to us and they “We’ve given them a year’s “There are a lot of capital projects haven’t approached us,” window so a referendum could that there’s pressure for,” said direche said of GVAC. be imminent,” said Cunningham. tor Juliette Cunningham. “They haven’t said they’re asking for The next step is to determine projected Director Jim Garlick admits conditions capital money or that they want to go to costs for a new recreation complex. Morning Star Staff
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“The price may be so huge, we’ll spend the $2 million (for repairs), and that will fall off of the table,” said Garlick, of a replacement building. A special GVAC meeting will be held in January to discuss the recreation complex, the sports complex, art gallery and museum. “There’s a lot of demand for tax dollars and it’s incumbent on us to sort it out,” said director Mike Macnabb. But Macnabb doesn’t support possibly having one referendum that would ask residents to fund all of the facilities at once. “In today’s financial climate, that’s not the best way to do it,” he said, adding that any process leading to referendums will have to involve public consultation.
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News Star shines in Aussie spotlight RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Okanagan powder has been served up for breakfast in Australia. Silver Star Mountain Resort was under the spotlight Tuesday during weather segments on Channel Nineâ€™s Today show, which has two million viewers. â€œItâ€™s really exciting,â€? said Robin Baycroft, Silver Starâ€™s resort services manager. â€œTo be on Australiaâ€™s most popular morning TV program is great.â€? The segments were aired live in Australia Wednesday morning (24-hour time difference). Checking out the Star was Steve Jacobs, Todayâ€™s weather presenter since 2005. â€œHe fell in love with this place,â€? said Baycroft. Among Jacobsâ€™ activities was touring the village, hitting the slopes, checking out the cinnamon buns at Bugaboos Bakery Cafe and sitting down to a Randall burger at the Den Bar and Bistro. â€œItâ€™s like a Man vs. Food chal-
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Steve Jacobs, weather presenter for Australiaâ€™s Today show, broadcasts from Silver Star Mountain Resort Tuesday. lenge. Itâ€™s three pounds of food,â€? said Baycroft of the culinary creation named after Marty and Patrick Randall, who work at the Star. Jacobs was also introduced to Silver Starâ€™s considerable contingent of Australian employees. â€œThey all said hi to their moms and dads back home,â€? said Baycroft. While in the Okanagan, Jacobs
also spent time at Silver Starâ€™s sister resort, Big White, near Kelowna. â€œWhen youâ€™re Canadaâ€™s favourite family ski resorts, having a personal recommendation and a little bit of fun with a personality like Steve Jacobs softly enters into the Australian sub-conscious,â€? said Michael Ballingall, Silver Star/Big White senior vice-president.
â€œSnow for breakfast when most of the country will be at plus-25 degrees will make for a little bit of fun.â€? The hope is the Today coverage will lead to increased exposure for Silver Star Down Under. â€œWe will continue to hammer away with our travel providers in Australia,â€? said Baycroft, adding that 10 per cent of the Starâ€™s total business is from Australia.
Part of the attraction is that prime ski conditions in the North Okanagan occur while Australians are enjoying their summer holiday. â€œThey love Canadians. They can spend two or three weeks here at the resort,â€? said Baycroft. The other connection is that Silver Star and Big White are owned by the Australian Schumann family.
Winter Games on the hunt for volunteer hosts ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
While the Cities of Vernon and Armstrong host the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, volunteers are still needed to host the kids and athletes. Greater Vernon Games committee accommodations director Larry Grist has an urgent need for dorm hosts. And it has nothing to do with watching the athletes. â€œYou donâ€™t have to look after the kids, the coaches and kids stay in schools,â€? said Grist. â€œWhat we need is people to help check the coaches and athletes in and out of the schools. â€œNobody can leave a school without checking out, and you have to check back in.â€? Grist currently has 85 volunteers signed up and needs 400. That number will go down if people sign up to work more than one shift.
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â€œWhat we need is people to help check the coaches and athletes in and out of the schools.â€? â€” Larry Grist The reason for the urgency is because dorm host volunteers must complete a criminal record check. Checks take about two weeks to process and approve. â€œWe can do them right at the Games office,â€? said Grist of the checks. The Games office is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the old Vernon Flower Shop on 31st Avenue, down from the Greyhound depot. Grist also requires volunteers to help set up the dorms.
â€œThereâ€™s nine schools being used for accommodation and about 130 rooms, so approximately 20 people in the room,â€? said Grist. Athletes and coaches sleep on foamies and bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. â€œI need people to help move desks out of the way, and cover things that shouldnâ€™t be touched,â€? he added. Vernon Secondary and Beairsto will be in use on the Wednesday of the Games, as athletes and officials from the North and the Island arrive a day ahead of the Games, which run Feb. 23-26.
The rest of the participants arrive on Thursday, Feb. 23, and everybody leaves on Sunday, Feb. 26. Anybody who would like to volunteer for dorm host or set-up can do so at the B.C. Games office, or they can call Grist at 250-3087822 for more information.
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Committee in place to find new CAO RICHARD ROLKE
applicants. “Interviews for the The process to find final two or three canVernon’s next chief didates will be done by administrative officer has council as a whole,” said been formalized. Gous. A committee has been Besides Sawatzky, the formed to find a co m m i t te e replacement for will consist of Leon Gous, who Councillors will go back into Catherine the private secLord and tor Dec. 31. Mary-Jo “We would O’Keefe and do all of the preMarg Bailey, liminary work a retired depand council will Catherine Lord uty adminbe involved in all istrator who of the important has been work,” said Mayor Rob hired in an acting capacSawatzky, a committee ity once Gous leaves. member. Lord says she is look“We will now start ing forward to the proputting (recruitment) cess. ads into professional “I want someone who journals.” gives strong direction on One of the com- financial matters,” she mittee’s roles will be to said of her preferred canconsider resumes and didate. shortlist the number of “We have to make Morning Star Staff
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Date takes off ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Chivalry is, apparently, dead. At least it is for one young woman. Vernon RCMP members on patrol Tuesday noticed a Mazda sports car speeding southbound on Highway 97 in the area of Vernon Jubilee Hospital. “Our police officer right away activated the emergency lights to stop the suspect car, and the driver immediately took off and abandoned the vehicle soon after,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. Police found the Mazda behind the hospital a short time later. While they didn’t find the driver, they did discover he left in such a hurry that he left behind a young woman still sitting in the car. The pair had been out on a first date. The 23-year-old man turned himself into the Kelowna RCMP detachment later on, and he is facing a charge of failing to stop for police. “I am sure the young lady has a story to tell her friends, although we are not sure there will be a second date in this case,” said Molendyk, who is not sure how the man made it back to Kelowna.
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More improvements could occur at an Okanagan Landing community centre. The City of Vernon will apply to the provincial government for upgrades to the former Lakers clubhouse on Cummins Road. If successful, Victoria would cover 80 per cent of the $100,000 project while the city would be responsible for 20 per cent. “There would be a change of flooring in there, acoustic panels, a playground and a bike rack,” said Doug Ross, recreation services manager. “We believe it would increase the use of the facility.” In May, council agreed to an additional $21,000 for renovations after $60,000 had been approved earlier this year. It had been believed that $60,000 would be sufficient to turn the vacant structure into a community centre. However, the initial inspection by city staff and contractors didn’t reveal all of the problems with the structure and $21,000 was needed to ensure all of the required work could be completed. Beyond possibly receiving a provincial grant, there is the hope the community may financially support the latest round of upgrades being sought. “There is the possibility of sponsorship to help with this, say for the playground,” said Ross.
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Let’s talk turkey
’m all for a good feast at Christmas time, but why does it always have to be turkey? I suppose a reasonable amount of time has passed since Thanksgiving to have another go at a helping of dark meat smothered in gravy, surrounded by savoury stuffing and roast veg... OK, stop. I admit it – I love turkey dinner. But how is it that turkey – and to a lesser extent, ham (which I also adore) – has become the Graeme Corbett go-to Christmas meal, especially when it wasn’t always the case? Way back in the day, the original bird on the dinner table was goose. That started to change when early North American settlers discovered loads of these dumb, big-breasted birds running around wild. When they realized a single turkey could feed 10 or more people, they started shipping live birds back home and the goose was eventually usurped. From an economic point of view, turkey makes a lot of sense. It’s a relatively cheap meat, they are easy to raise, one bird can feed a lot of people, and there’s always the option of making soups, stocks and sandwiches with the leftovers. But why not change things up a little? I can’t say the sirloin roast and beer can chicken I plan on serving on Christmas Day is all that adventurous, but some of the most memorable holiday meals I have had didn’t gobble before winding up on my plate. The first year I moved to England (2002), my girlfriend and I opted for grilled salmon. Our roommates were away visiting their families, so it was just Terryn and I. Had our families been there, I’m sure more than a few eyebrows would have been raised over the seafood switcheroo, but it was truly a great meal. Besides, I’m not sure there is such a
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thing as turkey for two, and refrigerators in England are pretty much the size of beer fridges here, so leftovers weren’t really an option. One year when I was younger, my parents decided to serve up tiny Cornish game hens, one apiece. Can you imagine the look on an eight-year-old’s face when they see an entire bird on their plate, just for them? In other years, we have done the fondue thing, with the assortment of meats and veg and dipping sauces. The thing I love about this is it extends the average meal (roughly half an hour?) into an ongoing feeding bonanza. It’s all about pacing yourself. And seriously, if you are going to fondue, make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand, especially if you have someone like Terryn’s dad filling the fuel canisters. One thing I definitely have to thank my in-laws for is my introduction to Ukrainian food at Christmas time. They don’t celebrate Ukrainian Christmas in early January, as is the tradition, nor do they follow the 12-dish Christmas Eve supper, which is supposed to be meatless, but it is fantastic all the same. In addition to having a turkey/ham dinner on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, Terryn’s mom Carole whips together an endless array of Ukrainian dishes for the other big meal (sometimes they get combined). Her dishes usually include: cabbage rolls, meatballs, perogies, nalesniki (crepes stuffed with thick cream), rollmops (pickled herring), smoked sausage and borscht (beet soup). It usually takes me a day or two to recover. No matter how you choose to celebrate, be thankful for the food on your plate and the friends and family you get to share the holidays with. There are many who don’t have the luxury of either. If you do have some nonperishable food to spare, it’s not too late to make a trip to the Salvation Army food bank at 3303 32nd Avenue.
Just when it seemed as though Vernon might be gaining momentum in the sports and/or cultural world, a wrench has been thrown in the mix. It’s been learned that the community’s beloved recreational complex could need repairs to the tune of $2 million. At that price tag, one has to wonder if the aging building is even worth repairing. Or would it make more sense, especially considering the high demand for pool access, to construct a bigger and better facility? Whatever the case, the unfortunate fact is something’s likely got to give in order for Greater Vernon to afford this recreational amenity. That something will likely be the proposed sports complex and/or a new art gallery and museum. It may seem unfair, considering efforts have been ongoing for both of the proposed projects, whereas the need for rec centre repairs has just surfaced suddenly. But the reality is taxpayers can’t foot the bill for everything. The issue may turn out considerable debate and force Greater Vernon to decide what is most important: a pool/recreational facility, a sports complex or an art gallery/museum? One quick look around this community and you will see that varying interests abound. Artists are an integral part of the area, who not only add to our diversity but make a living at it. And history is obviously essential to preserving. Then there are all the sports-minded individuals and teams that keep young and old active and bring in needed revenue via tournaments. Certainly all avenues for funding from other levels of government have to be pursued vigorously but let the debate begin about what the community can and should pursue in earnest.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
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irst of all I should state I am a person who mountain bikes and also hikes in Kal Park. Second of all, if I thought it was only a small percentage of bike riders that were a problem I would not even take the time to write this letter. And third of all, I do recognize there are people who show respect to the park and others, no matter how they choose to travel in the park. That being said, I would like to comment on the lack of respect many mountain bikers seem to show towards Kal Park and the other people who utilize the trail system, mainly people who hike and ride horses. I have had the gift of being able to use the trail system in the park for many years now and have seen a change in the behaviour of the people who bike. Many, and I mean many, will not slow down or give much clearance to other trail users on flat trails or downhill grades. It seems that they feel they are entitled to the entire trail and to come within inches of others at high speeds just because they choose to be on a bike. They also seem to feel it is okay to widen existing trails, from single track to car width size trails, because they do not feel they should ride in the eroded gouges they have created. So they just move over a few feet and create another gouge and when that is eroded too deep they just move over again IN GRATITUDE We would like to express sincere gratitude to the many people attendant during and since our parents' tragic accident on Oct. 27. Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the following VJH emergency staff and nurse Patti, orderly attendant A.J., triage nurses Ruth, Allison and Sandi and emergency physician Dr. Heidt and paramedics Eric and Micky, Medivac EMAs Bob, Sam, Doug, Charlene and RCMP Victims' Assistance representative Anita. Your caring, compassion and tenderness will never be forgotten. I, my husband, Peter, and my son, Doug, would also like to acknowledge and thank the following RCMP members: Cst. Steve Schenkeveld, Cst. Mike Baylin and RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk for the professionalism, compassion and dedication extended to the entire family as we continue to work through this personal family tragedy. For as much as we have suffered in our own way, we know that you had to bear the cross of the work to be done and cannot imagine a day in your shoes. To Doug with the Vernon Funeral Home, thank
and again. This has left a lot of the park looking more like a 4 x 4 driving trail than a part of nature. The worst instances I have personally witnessed, too many times to count, is the decision by the bike riders, and I must admit, some hikers, to decide they would like to create their own special new path to suit their own needs. This is the worst show of disrespect anyone could create in the park. I am sure these people do not understand, should every person, who bikes, horseback rides and/or hikes decide to create a new path just to accommodate them, there will soon be no park, just a thousand trails with no animals or vegetation left.
you for guiding me and my family through these dark days with such thoughtfulness and caring. Our parents are gone but never forgotten; we know you all carried out your duties with the utmost of respect and dignity for our dear Mom and Dad and we thank you for everything that was done. Audrey (Maynard) Smith, Robert Maynard, Dan and Doug Roseveare A RESPONSE Re: District agrees to pesticide ban. A recent article in The Morning Star contained a significant amount of misinformation about the safety of pest control products that are used to protect valuable green spaces from insect, weed and disease infestations. What readers should know is that before any pesticide can be used in Canada, it must first be approved by Health Canada. This process involves a comprehensive set of over 200 tests and a review of all scientifically credible studies that exist to ensure that the product will not cause harm to people, animals or the environment. Health Canada specifically takes into consideration all demographics of
the population, including children, before approving a product for use. Through this process, pesticides receive a greater breadth of scrutiny than any other regulated product. Only those products that meet Health Canada's strict health and safety standards are registered for sale and use. According to Health Canada if pesticides are used according to label directions there is no unacceptable risk. Pesticides help control threats to human health (such as rats and mosquitoes), they protect private and public properties from insect, weed and disease infestations and they help ensure that Canadians have a safe and affordable supply of food thereby contributing to healthier communities and greater well-being and prosperity. Specific studies and extra safety factors are required for all pesticides intended for use near children. The fact of the matter is that each pest control product is designed to address a specific pest problem that could affect the playability of turf areas and sports fields. Certain weeds and insects can render these areas unusable and
Go take a look at the front side of Knox mountain in Kelowna and you may see the future of Kal park. Every 20 feet there is another trail crossing the one you are on. They are just trying to salvage it now and hopefully it is not too late. It may be also just a matter of time before someone is seriously injured, by those who feel they own the trails because they are travelling at the highest speeds, and need to show no respect to other persons who utilize the trail system. Most of the people I talk to, who are hiking and horseback riding, do not have much liking for the bike riders, who could care less about the long-term vitality of the park, as long as they get to do what they want at the expense and safety of all others, including the long-term health of the park itself. Bike riders beware. I am sure someday, someone will do a study on the damage we choose to cause, and our days of having the privilege to ride in the park may be numbered for all of us who like to pedal. Or if people start getting injured, I am sure, should they choose to sue both the rider and the provincial government, that the days of riding in the park will be numbered. And remember, it is not a right, it is a privilege that has been granted to us. M. Sandberg
problems such as poison ivy or ant colonies can cause serious health issues for children. Pesticides can be safely used and residents should be able to use them if they choose to do so. Lorne Hepworth President, CropLife Canada OCCUPYING PUBLIC OFFICE Now that the municipal elections are over, I look forward to working with all the successful candidates for mayor, council and school boards across Vernon-Monashee. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all those who ran. It’s no small thing to run for public office. It takes courage, a willingness to defend your principles and ideas, and a supportive and understanding family. It’s far too easy to complain about public policy, and then sit back and do nothing about it. I extend my sincere thanks to those who decided to do something about it. With that said, I would also like to thank those who took the time to vote. We’re so fortunate in Canada; we sometimes take voting for granted, or worse, see it as a chore. It’s not. It’s perhaps the most important privilege we have – one which mil-
lions of people have died for – and sadly, continue to. Eric Foster MLA, Vernon-Monashee
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The Armstrong Curling Club is hoping to continue improvements to its facility. After extensive renovations inside, the club is now addressing a safety concern outside. “A serious and dangerous problem area remains, a dark, dismal, frightening parking lot,” wrote club president David Southern in a letter to Armstrong council. “The entire area north and west of the entry is unlit. Security, safety and navigation of mud holes in the dark are intimidating scenarios.” The club has requestRyan Nitchie ed the City of Armstrong’s assistance towards improving safety. However, because the club’s letter did not specify what kind of assistance they’re seeking, their matter has been deferred to the Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission. The club spent $62,000 improving its entry, lobby and washrooms. It added a handicap washroom, provided handicap access to the building and ice and corrected several dangerous structureal and mechanical faults. Nitchie named to boards Coun. Ryan Nitchie has been named a director with two boards. He will sit as a director on the Southern Interior
Local Government Association (SILGA) and the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C. “I’m very excited,” said Nitchie, who sat on the SILGA board before for nearly three years. “I’ve never been on the MIA board and I do have a background in insurance, so I’m excited to be part of that board.” Armstrong will host the montly SILGA meeting Jan. 11. Lighting up Armstrong One councillor wants more downtown Christmas lights. Coun. Paul Britton noted that there were more Christmas lights in the downtown core this year than in previous years, and that a huge crowd turned up for the annual Christmas light up festival. “With our 100th anniversary coming up (in 2013), we should make it spectacular,” said Britton. Council passed a resolution to have staff investory the number of trees and the costs involved to light up the entire town. Interest topped up The city will top up the interest earned in the Oke Swenson bequeathal to the city. The interest earned in 2011 was $66.06, and the city voted unanimously to top that up to $100, and donate it to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club under the local food bank program. The city was bequeathed $5,200 from Swenson’s last will and testament with the requirement that the city spend the annual interest on the trust to the less fortunate of the community prior to Christmas.
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hood plan. Predator Plan Schubert Centre Proceeds Seeks Expansion A proposed blueVernon’s Schubert print for development at Predator Ridge is Centre is looking to expand the base of moving ahead. Vernon council has seniors housing in the given first reading to the community. The City of Predator Ridge Vernon held a neig hbourpublic hearhood plan. ing Monday “Increasing to consider the commerthe centre’s cial nodes will rezoning and benefit the official comcommunity munity plan and increased park land is a Terry Pakenham applications for its 30th win for everyAvenue propone,” said erty. Coun. Brian Quiring. “There is an urgent The plan considers land use, densi- need for more attainable ties, building form and and affordable housing units,” said Terry development patterns. The first plan was Pakenham, Schubert initiated in 1996 and it Centre spokesman, of is now being updated to the proposed project. However, for the reflect Vernon’s official community plan and project to proceed, the Schubert Centre needs market conditions. Public input will be the city to provide required before coun- 2,150-square-metres of cil can consider adop- Luc Girouard Park, also tion of the neighbour- known as the Rock.
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DEALER COST plus
TO CHOOSE FROM
4 DAYS ONLY!
VERNON NISSAN will be selling all in-stock 2012 Nissan Altimas for COST plus $500 - this is a limited time offer - expires December 17th at 5 pm.
Our USED INVENTORY is re-conditioned to a higher standard! 2001 NISSAN SENTRA GXE
2007 TOYOTA YARIS SEDAN
2003 HONDA ODYSSEY EX
2010 KIA RIO 5 EX
207,400 kms, power windows / locks, keyless entry, full safety inspection, no accidents, fuel saver. Stk # 25-104A
116,000 kms, automatic, local car, no accidents, full safety inspection, keyless entry, power windows / mirrors, CD player. Stk # P-1202B
168,000 kms, automatic, cruise control, no accidents, alloy wheels, fold flat rear seating, CD player, fully safety inspected. Stk # 25-103C
24,000 kms, CD player, balance of factory warranty, no accidents, one owner, smoke free, 1.6L, 4 cylinder, second set of tires. Stk # 25-087A
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
2007 MAZDA B3000 DUAL SPORT
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
2008 CHEV UPLANDER
2011 NISSAN VERSA 1.8 S
53,000 kms, one owner, full maintenance records, non-smoker, local truck, limited slip, battery saver, bed liner, no accidents. Stk # 25-168B
91,000 kms, no accidents, never been smoked in, local Okanagan car, power windows, keyless entry, 4 cylinder, economical, tps monitor. Stk # P-1203A
51,000 kms, no accidents, local BC vehicle, power windows, keyless entry, snow tires, CD player, safety inspected, 240 HP. Stk # 25-100A
23,000 kms, automatic, local BC vehicle, keyless entry, power locks / windows, economical, auxiliary input jack. Stk # P-1207
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
2011 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0
2006 FORD F150 4X4
2006 NISSAN X-TRAIL LE AWD
2011 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S
23,000 kms, automatic, air, no accidents, local BC vehicle, power windows, keyless entry, side curtain air bags, alloys. Stk # P-1188
87,000 kms, local truck, tube steps, power windows / locks, keyless entry, alloys, CD player, safety inspected, cruise. Stk # P-1224
68,000 kms, one owner, Canadian vehicle, new tires, new brakes, fully reconditioned, leather, sunroof, alloys. Stk # P-1221
22,000 kms, push button ignition, intelligent key, factory warranty, ABS, traction control, keyless entry, power windows, 175 HP. Stk # P-1204
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
Bi-weekly + taxes
2010 NISSAN XTERRA S 4X4
2010 NISSAN XTERRA OFF ROAD 4X4
2010 FORD EXPLORER LTD 4X4
2011 NISSAN XTERRA PRO 4X
42,000 kms, air conditioning, running boards, automatic transmission, keyless entry, power locks, 261 HP, fog lights, alloy wheels Stk # P-1219
14,000 kms, locking differential, Bilstein shocks, navigation, no accidents, roof mounted off road lights, alloy wheels, Rockford Fosgate stereo. Stk # P-1222
39,000 kms, DVD, third row seating, power running boards, leather, heated seats, sunroof, alloys, factory warranty, V8, no accidents. Stk # P-1169A
12,000 kms, one owner, locking differential, Bilstein shocks, off road lights, manual transmission, no accidents. Stk # P-1216
Bi-weekly + taxes
All payments are based on 5.99% OAC, Ø down plus $499 safety and security package. 2011: 90 month term. 2010: 84 month term. 2009: 72 month term. 2008, 2007, 2006: 60 month term. All based on approved credit. Example: 2006 Nissan X-Trail (P-1221) $0 down + $499, 5 year term = $171 bi-weekly plus taxes, total paid = $24,755.90.
The Sentes Auto Group • www.sentes.com • toll free 1-888-540-9809 • 6417 Highway 97N, Vernon • DL#30811
Friday, December 16, 2011 - The Morning Star A19
New strata rules set Morning Star Staff
New regulations under the Strata Property Act that improve accountability in strata corporations have been introduced that will support the more than one million strata property owners and residents in the province. The new rules were developed after extensive consultations with the strata community including strata lot owners, strata associations, legal experts and professionals. The consultation also included an online public survey in February 2011 that attracted over 1,800 participants, many of whom provided additional comments that helped refine the final regulations. The majority of new housing starts in recent years have been stratas. Strata properties already make up more than half of the taxable properties in a dozen British Columbia municipalities. The prevalence of stratas will continue to grow as the province’s population expands and urban densification increases. The Strata Property Act and regulations are used directly on a regular basis by members of the public. Regulations with respect to audited financial statements are expected to be introduced next year. A guide to the new regulations will be published early in 2012 to give strata owners and corporations an opportunity to learn more about the new rules before they are required to comply. Further information is available at: http://www.housing. gov.bc.ca/strata/regs.
We’re exchanging the HST for a grocery donation for the Vernon Food Bank. Help us ﬁll the hot tubs for those in need! Arlington 7 Piece Gathering
Kona 50” Wine Cabinet Server
Regular $1,839. Sale was $1,129
Regular $1,100. Sale was $700
WE PAY THE
WE PAY THE
Arlington 7 Piece Dining
Kona 7 Piece Gathering or Dining
Regular $1,699. Sale was $1,029
Regular $2,269. Sale was $1,389
WE PAY THE
WE PAY THE
Includes 6 Dining Chairs and Butterﬂy Leaf Tables
Arlington 3 Piece Dinette Regular $719. Sale was $449
HST Solid Mango Wood
w! In-Stock No Get Ready for Christmas Dinner !
Regular $270. Sale was $180
Complete with 42” Drop Leaf Table
5309 26th Street, Vernon
WE PAY THE
410 Banks Road, Kelowna
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
WE PAY THE
THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. CERTAIN DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFERS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SAME TIME. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS.
PURCHASE FINANCE UP TO 60 MONTHS AS LOW AS
DECEMBER 16-30 CHOOSE
On select new 2011 and 2012 models.
OWN FOR ONLY
DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 15 CHO OOS OSE
TOWARDS MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES.
THIS OFFER IS IN ADDITION TO INCENTIVES CURRENTLY OFFERED ON QUALIFYING VEHICLES OF MODEL YEAR 2005 OR OLDER. INCENTIVES RANGE FROM $500 TO $3000. VISIT WWW.FORD.CA FOR DETAILS.
Hurry in and get the vehicle and offer you’ve been thinking about. Only at your BC Ford Store.
9,500 On most new 2011 and 2012 models. 2011 F-150 5.0L amount shown.
2011 F-150 SUPER CAB XLT 4X4
PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY
FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $3,300 DOWN PAYMENT.
209 0% **
$ ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡
OWN FOR ONLY
9.8L/100 km 29 MPG HWY*** 13.5L/100 km 21 MPG CITY***
OWN FOR ONLY
$ , AVAILABLE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡
FORD LETS YOU RECYCLE YOUR 2005 OR OLDER VEHICLE & GET
1 000 AVAILABLE EcoBoost™
10.5L/100 km 27 MPG HWY*** 15L/100 km 19 MPG CITY***
OFFERS INCLUDE $6,000 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,550 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.
2011 RANGER SUPER CAB SPORT 4X2
PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY
FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $1,500 DOWN PAYMENT.
119 0% **
OFFERS INCLUDE $4,000 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,450 FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.
2011 F-250 SUPER CAB XLT 4X4 WESTERN EDITION
PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY
FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $5,150 DOWN PAYMENT.
299 0% **
OFFERS INCLUDE $2,000 IN MANUFACTURER REBATES AND $1,550 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.
ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE
▲ ON MOST 2011 AND
2012 FORD VEHICLES. VISIT FORDCOSTCO.CA
WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition for $16,999/$30,499/$43,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$6,000/$2,000 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition 2011 for a maximum of 60 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase ﬁnancing monthly payment is $258/$453/$647 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $119/$209/$299 with a down payment of $1,500/$3,300/$5,150 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $15,499/$27,199/$38,849. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $$4,000/$6,000/$2,000 and freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that ﬁnancial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a ﬁrst payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. **From Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 30, 2011, receive 0% APR purchase ﬁnancing on new [2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 and 2012 Edge (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition]/[ 2012 Expedition]/[ 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Ranger Supercab (excluding XL), 2011 and 2012 F-150 (excluding regular cab XL 4x2 and Raptor), 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding chassis cabs), 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and BOSS 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Flex (excluding SE), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of // months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase ﬁnanced at 0% APR for 60 months, monthly payment is $500, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase ﬁnancing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. † From Dec. 31 2011 to Jan. 15, 2012, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Explorer Base, 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 and 2012 E-Series, 2012 Fusion/ 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 and 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Mustang 2dr Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Flex SE, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2012 Mustang V6 Value Leader/ 2011 Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab FEL, 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2011 Taurus SE, 2011 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value leader)/ 2011 Edge FWD (Excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6, 2011 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs, 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Expedition/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Escape V6, 2011 Mustang GT, 2011 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cab)/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2011 Ranger SuperCab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L and non 3.7L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 diesel (excluding chassis cabs)/2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L and non 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding chassis cabs)/ 2011 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding chassis cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. ♦Based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ▼ Program in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufﬁcient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.
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Friday, December 16, 2011 - The Morning Star A21
Kassa collects top honour Morning Star Staff
A Vernon realtor is being recognized for 20 years of community service. Don Kassa, of Re/Max, has received the Realtors Care Award from the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board. “Don is a very worthy recipient of this award,” said George Cwiklewski, OMREB president. “His diligent and ongoing support for several causes in the Vernon area exemplifies those realtors who have made Don Kassa long-term contributions to the communities in which they live.” For more than 20 years, Kassa has been a volunteer first responder for the Silver Star Volunteer Fire Department and he has also worked with the Vernon Ski Racing Club, setting up and taking down courses for races at Silver Star. Kassa has sponsored and supported the Buoyant Buddies breast cancer survivor dragon boat team for the past seven years. He has been a volunteer caddy at the Wine Women and Woods Tee-Off for the Cure for eight years, with his efforts helping to raise more than $50,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The Vernon Paddling Club has also benefitted from Kassa’s efforts for 12 years.
Church hosts nativity Morning Star Staff
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Vernon’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its 21st annual live nativity pageant today and Saturday at 7 and 8 p.m. Choirs will be singing in between the shows. Members of the congregation have again worked hard to bring the live nativity performance to the community. Actors are dressed in period costumes, a Bethlehem village has been built and live animals are an equal part of the annual production that tells the ancient story of Christ’s birth in a Bethlehem manger. The idea behind the performance is to put everything together so people can experience the setting of 2,000 years ago. The pageant is now held at the church at 150635th St. on Mission Hill. Admission is free, though a donation to the food bank is welcome. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Call 250-542-8122 for information.
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HWY: 6.9L/100KM CITY: 10.0L/100KM
147 OWN IT FROM
NOW GET UP TO
Sportage SX shown
FOR UP TO
Includes $750 Loyalty Bonus¥ for existing Kia customers
2011 KIA 2U AUTOMATIC
Bluetooth, iPod connect, heated seats, aluminum wheels, loaded. Includes new set of winter tires on rims.
18,995 Finance with Option to Return
bi-weekly for 48 months. Offer includes delivery and destination. Based on a purchase price of $23,645.
0 2.49% AT
HEATED FRONT SEATS
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to learn more. facebook.com/kiacanada SEDAN
HWY: 5.7L/100KM CITY: 8.1L/100KM
NEW! LOWER PRICE FROM
Forte SX shown HWY: 5.6L/100KM CITY: 7.4L/100KM
Finance with Option to Return
bi-weekly for 60 months. Offer includes delivery and destination. Based on a purchase price of $17,450.
0 3.39% AT
Every day an average of four Canadians are killed in impaired driving related crashes. The consequences last forever and we each own the responsibility to make the choice to or not to drink and drive. Drive Change and choose to drive safe and sober this holiday season. Visit www.Facebook.com/kiacanada today to take the pledge online! Soul 4u Luxury shown
115 OWN IT FROM
Finance with Option to Return
bi-weekly for 48 months. Offer includes delivery and destination. Based on a purchase price of $18,245.
0 1.49% AT
DOWN PAYMENT APR
INTRODUCING THE NEW 2012
IN LOAN SAVINGS‡
and $500 Loan Credit.
AVAILABLE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
HWY: 6.2L/100KM CITY: 9.5L/100KM Sorento SX shown
*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty
6365 Highway 97 North, Vernon, BC (250) 545-7281
3777 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC (250) 491-5688
550 Duncan Avenue West, Penticton, BC (250) 276-1200
Offer(s) available on all new 2011 and 2012 models through participating dealers to qualiﬁed customers who take delivery by January 3, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change and may be extended without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, down payment and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and ﬁnancing options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. TEvery eligible contestant automatically wins a prize of $500 up to $10,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new 2011 or 2012 Kia vehicle, plus one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win $25,000 at the conclusion of the contest. Contest ends January 3, 2012. No purchase necessary to enter. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s licence, who have reached the age of majority in the province of their residence. Odds of winning vary per prize. Potential prize recipients must correctly answer a skill-testing question. Other restrictions apply, please see your participating Kia dealer for complete contest rules. **0% purchase ﬁnancing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative ﬁnancing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,245, ﬁnanced at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $470.75 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $28,245. Financing example includes a $1,250 loan credit (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. x“Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (120-day payment deferral) applies to purchase ﬁnancing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the ﬁrst 90 days of the ﬁnance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ††FlexChoice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services is available at participating dealerships to qualiﬁed retail customers on select new 2011 and 2012 Kia vehicles. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term, resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis, and are not reﬂected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. Vehicles are ﬁnanced over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of: (i) returning their vehicle through a Kia dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges if exceeding 24,000 km per year allowance); (ii) ﬁnancing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates; or (iii) paying the residual balance indicated on the bill of sale in full. Some conditions apply. FlexChoice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised FlexChoice Financing offers are TD offers. Delivery and destination fees (up to $1,650) are included. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges are not included. FlexChoice Financing is provided on approved credit through TD Financing Services. Your Option Date is set out on your TD Financing Services Payment Advantage Loan Certiﬁcate (the “Certiﬁcate”), which contains the terms and conditions governing your Return Value Option. If you exercise your Return Value Option, a return fee of $199 must be paid by you (not applicable in the province of Quebec) and you will be responsible for excess kilometre charges, excess wear and tear, and any other amounts as speciﬁed in your Certiﬁcate. The remaining loan balance will be subject to then-applicable TD Financing Services rates and fees. Retailers may sell for less. See participating retailers for complete details. Representative example based on 2012 Sportage (SP551C)/2012 Forte (FO540C)/2012 Soul (SO550C) with a purchase price of $23,645/$17,450/$18,245 ﬁnanced at 2.49%/3.39%/1.49% APR over 48/60/48 months with $0 down, bi-weekly payments of $147/$98/$115 for a cost of borrowing of $1,590/$1,808/$699 and a total obligation of $24,235/$17,758/$17,944, including delivery and destination fees ($1,650/$1,455/$1,650). Sportage (SP551C)/Soul (SO550C) includes a $500 FlexChoice credit and $500 WINterfest Everybody Wins credit. Forte (FO540C) includes $500 dealer contribution, $500 FlexChoice credit and $500 WINterfest Everybody Wins credit. Certain restrictions apply. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any administration or other applicable fees or charges are not included. Dealer may sell for less. See dealer for details. ‡Loan credit for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,250 (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥), and is available on purchase ﬁnancing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan credit varies by model and trim. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento at a value of $750 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012MY Sorento. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase ﬁnancing only before January 3, 2012. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. 1Visit auto123.com/en/awards for more details. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program and $750 Kia Mobility Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada). KIA and FlexChoice are trademarks of Kia Motors Corporation.
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Sovereign slides into sprint season JULIE MELANSON For The Morning Star
Everyone had smiles on their faces as a weekend of racing wrapped up at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in the sunshine. Participants from across North America competed in the first Haywood NorAm Teck Sprints of the season, including skiers from Sovereign Lake. “It’s my first time in Canada in a couple of years, actually since the Olympics,” said 6-foot-2 Torin Koos, of the Leavenworth, Wisc. “Last time I raced here was the World Cup races 2005 so it’s really cool to come back to Sovereign Lake.” Koos, 31, was 26th in the individual sprint classic at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, helping Team USA to ninth spot in the sprint relay. Added Koos, who learned the sport in Washington State: “This is an incredible place to go ski, for a week, a weekend or a month.” Sovereign’s Heather Mehain had a good start to her season in the sprint races Saturday. “She was well dialed in. In her words, she had a perfect race for her qualifier,” said coach Darren Derochie. “So it was a fantastic start to the season that way. In her heat, I said, ‘Just go do what you do’ and she did.
She duked it out, so she knows she can ski with those girls.” The Haywood race trialed a new format, holding two classic races together. Saturday was the sprint races and Sunday featured a 15-kilometre distance race. In Mehain’s 15-km classic race, she said: “I focused on staying long and loose. I felt I could have pushed myself sooner on the last lap, but otherwise it was a pretty good race for me.” Vernon’s Matt Wylie, who lives and trains in Canmore with the Alberta World Cup Academy, qualified 12th in the 1.4-km sprint. “I felt really good in the quarterfinal and won it, then got a bit bogged down in the semifinal and ended up fifth in the B final,” he said. “So overall I ended up 11th, so not such a bad day.” On racing back at Sovereign Lake, he added: “It’s really nice. I love the trails here, and I don’t think there’s anywhere better in the world to ski.” A team of more than 100 volunteers helped make the weekend a success, helping with everything from timing, marshalling, course preparation, ski patrol and food preparation to feed the volunteers. “We had a very happy crew, as you heard,”
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Vernon’s Heather Mehain leads her classic sprint qualifier in Saturday’s race at Sovereign Lake. said Sharon Clarke, chief of race. “Volunteers, we really need a big team to run an event like this and we have a very good team. “We’ve been building a team of chiefs now
for five or six years so experience is key. Of course it gets easier the more often you’ve done it and I’d say we have an experienced crew of chiefs.”
Junior lacrosse products collect league honours GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
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Brett Hawrys of the Armstrong Shamrocks corrals a loose ball in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action against the Kamloops Venom.
Hockey or lacrosse – Armstrong’s Brett Hawrys gets asked that question all the time. It’s a fair question for an athlete who excels in both sports. “I don’t have a preference over the two. Whatever season I’m in, that’s the No. 1 sport right then,” smiled Hawrys. “Both help the other sport out. You get some hand-eye coordination from lacrosse that you can use in hockey and it keeps you in shape all year round.” And while the 17-year-old Pleasant Valley Secondary student is enjoying a solid rookie hockey season with the KIJHL North Okanagan Knights, posting 13 points in 32 games, it is in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League where he really stood out this year. Hawrys led the Armstrong Shamrocks with 56 points (28 goals and 28 assists) in 15 games, earning the league’s Rookie of the Year Award.
“It was an honour for sure. It’s a pretty amazing thing to be singled out as one of the top players,” he said. Added Shamrocks’ head coach Pat Nelson: “I’m not surprised he got Rookie of the Year. He’s just a great athlete and we were expecting him to do well. He settled in well and played well with his teammates.” At the other end of the lacrosse spectrum is Joey Klein, a no-frills defender with the Vernon Re/Max Tigers who collected the TOJLL Top Defenceman Award. Klein, now 21, ended a five-year campaign with the Cats by scoring a goal and three assists in 10 regular-season games, helping his team advance to the playoff semifinals. “He has come through our five-year program and excelled every year,” said assistant coach Rich Zecchel. “He’s tough to beat 1-on-1 and he’s always aware of what’s going on around him.” Added head coach Myles Brumpton: “He exemplifies what it takes to be a floor general. He displayed patience, consistency and
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Cotter chases Open title Morning Star Staff
Vernon’s Jim Cotter cracked a deuce in the eighth end to open the BDO Canadian Open with a 10-8 win over Bradford, Ont.’s Dale Matchett Thursday morning at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ont. Cotter – supported by third Kevin Folk and a front end of Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky – followed that up with a 6-4 loss to Brandon, Man.’s Rob Fowler later that day. The Vernon foursome faced Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg in a Thursday night draw. Opening with a deuce, Cotter soon found himself behind when Matchett counted a triple in two and added four more points in four to go up 7-3. The Vernon skip replied with three in five and a steal of two in six to retake the lead for good. Against Fowler, Cotter started strong with another deuce before the Manitoba skip responded with a triple in two. After a blank in three, Fowler stole in four and put the game away with a deuce in six. As of press time, Stoughton, Coldwater, Ont.’s Glenn Howard, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.’s Brad Jacob and Edmonton’s Kevin Koe shared the lead at 2-0. ■ In Baron Insurance Super League play Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club, Brad Wood’s Nufloors rebounded from a full weekend of regional men’s curling playdown action to upend Cotter’s Woodland Equipment 7-4. Wood, who leads the league at 9-1, gave up singles in one and two before storming back with a triple in three and single steal in four.
Woodland (4-6) answered with singles in five and six, but Wood shut the door with a triple in seven. Dave Merklinger’s Canwest Propane made it seven in a row with an 8-7 win over TJ Perepolkin’s Canaccord Wealth Management. The two rinks traded deuces in one and two and played to a 4-4 draw after five ends. In six, Perepolkin’s double-takout attempt picked, leaving Canwest skip Darren Heath a draw for three. Perepolkin (4-6) equalized with two in seven, but Heath (8-2) drew to the button for one in the final end. Jenn Gerow’s A&G Supply buried a couple of four-enders en route to a 10-6 win over Sherry Heath’s Tuxedo Classic Promotions. After blanking the first three ends, Heath (1-9) delivered a draw to the four-foot to earn a deuce in the fourth end. Gerow (4-5) capitalized on a few Tuxedo mistakes to take her first four-ender in five, but racked on a guard to hand four points back in six. After some nice come-arounds by both sides, Gerow brought some biters into play to record four more points in seven. A steal of two in eight secured the win. Allysa Kyllo’s Armstrong Optometry kept it close early, but fell 10-3 to Robbi Kuhn’s North Enderby Timber. Kyllo (2-8) counted singles in one, four and six, while Kuhn (8-2) responded with a triple in two, double in three and a game-breaking five-ender in five.
Riotmaker returns to Vernon Morning Star Staff
Matt Baker lived up to his nickname the last time he was in Vernon. The Kamloops native, known in mixed martial arts (MMA) circles as The Riotmaker, finished off Vancouver’s Marcus Vinicios with a rear naked choke in a spirited light-heavyweight headliner at Battlefield Fight League 10 in August. The 27-year-old will return to Wesbild Centre on Feb. 11 to take on veteran Andrew Buckland (14-8-1) in BFL 13’s main event. The winner earns the vacant middleweight championship. Baker (7-2) is a member of Langley’s Revolution Fight Team. He has also ventured to Brazil to train with Team Nogueira Rio. The result has been a more well-rounded fight game and two consecutive submission wins. Buckland, 30, holds more fights against high-
level opposition than Baker, including bouts with Dan Hornbuckle, David Loiseau, John Alessio and Jordan Mein. Since joining Nanaimo’s Impact MMA he is on a 3-0 run. In the co-main event, Graham Spencer will meet Mike Adams for the vacant BFL featherweight strap, while Canoe’s Ryan (The Grizz) Allen, who trains with the Shuswap-Vernon Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club, will battle champion Micah Brake for the amateur middleweight title. Allen has stopped his last two BFL opponents with strikes. Other matchups include: Matt Dwyer vs. Ash Mashreghi; Gary Mangat vs. Dan Lin; Shawn Albrecht vs. Roy Bradshaw; Corey Tossof vs. Jordon Beecroft and Chad Belwood vs. Jose Cornejo. Tickets are available online at www.ticketseller. ca, or at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre box office.
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shorthanded effort in front of 320 fans. Knights’ netminder Dustin Nikkel posted 39 stops for the win. Wood, who allowed four goals on 23 shots, gave way to Vernon’s Conrad McMillan (nine saves) later in the game. “He’s been unreal lately,” said Burns of Nikkel. “He’s been working hard with his goalie coach (Brett Thomlinson) and he’s almost been perfect.” North Okanagan (21-10-0-1) is one point back of Revelstoke (21-70-2), who has two games in hand. The Knights visit the Summerland Steam (9-22-0-1) tonight and the Chase Heat (2-27-1-0) next Thursday before the Christmas break. Meanwhile, Vernon’s Jared Suetter scored once in regulation and added the overtime winner as the Heat clipped the host Penticton Lakers 4-3 to earn their second win of the season Wednesday night. Vernon’s Ethan Kalugin assisted on Derek Miskiman’s equalizer in the dying minutes to force OT. There were a trio of Coastal Conference games in the BCHL Wednesday night, with the Surrey Eagles downing the Powell River Kings 4-1, the Victoria Grizzlies blanking the Cowichan Valley Capitals 5-0, and the Coquitlam Express outgunning the Nanaimo Clippers 6-4. The Vernon Vipers (14-12-12) entertain the Trail Smoke Eaters (5-21-1-3) tonight at Wesbild Centre, followed by a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee against the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs (18-9-0-1).
After two-and-a-half seasons, the North Okanagan Knights finally scraped two points out of the Revelstoke Forum. Winless at their Doug Birks Division rivals’ barn since they joined the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in 2009-10, the Knights iced the host Grizz 4-2 to end the drought Wednesday night. “It was a great game,” said Knights’ forward Tanner Burns, who buried an insurance marker while on a 2-on-2 with Eric Chore with three minutes in regulation. “We’ve got some new faces in the lineup and with Patrick (Chore) leaving (signed by BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings), it’s been tough. But we’ve been putting it together against the top teams lately.” One of the Knights’ newcomers, defenceman Lee Muir, opened the scoring in his debut. Formerly of the Princeton Posse, Muir intercepted a clearing pass and wired a shot past Ethan Wood from the high slot at 12:56. After Darnel St. Pierre equalized for Revelstoke, the Knights’ Alex Klintaire, on another interception, and the Grizzlies’ Mike Roberts, a Vernon product, traded singles to end the period tied 2-2. Vernon’s Riley Spraggs, who started the year with the AJHL Drumheller Dragons before suffering a knee injury, earned the assist on Roberts’ hard one-timer from the slot. Cory Hochausen supplied the winner late in the second period on a
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LAST WEEK: 11-4 Overall: 122-78
LAST WEEK: 12-3 Overall: 133-67
LAST WEEK: 12-3 Overall: 133-67
LAST WEEK: 11-4 Overall: 129-71
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LAST WEEK: 9-6 Overall: 129-71
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Jets The Eagles are slight favourites, but Jets manage to squeeze out the win.
Panthers Newton ﬁgs the Texans. TJ Yates plays like TJ Hooker as Cats rock rookie QB.
Seahawks Seahawks believe in coach Pete Carroll. Beast marches at Solider Field
Seahawks Seattle won in cold and windy Chicago last season. This will be a repeat folks.
Chargers Ravens get into rum and eggnog Saturday night at La Jolla Beach.
Dolphins Fish, who are Jimmy Buffet, Marc Anthony Jennifer Lopez & Williams sisters.
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Upset Pick 4-10
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Jets The dream team goes down and Andy Reid gets ﬁred on Monday morning. Upset Pick 7-7
Patriots My boy Connor says Patriots will take this one in a sweet Sunday shootout.
Patriots Dear Tom: Help my fantasy team and HAND OFF TO BJGE AT THE GOAL LINE!!!
Patriots Sorry Tim Tebow. This is reality time. Tom Brady puts his upstart in line.
Broncos High altitude. High wind chill. High fans. Means Tebow and Decker hold an edge.
Patriots Tebow’s winning streak ends at 6 games. He’s brought back down to earth.
Patriots I’m Tebowing the Pats win, but if Broncos win, Ross goes to Christmas mass.
Patriots No Tebow magic today. Brady puts on mythicallike clinic for victory. Pats 37-24
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Flyers stuff Kelowna in Bantam hockey final Morning Star Staff
The Interior Savings Flyers won their second tournament in a row, stopping the Kelowna Stars 10-7 in Sunday’s final of the Vernon Bantam Recreational Hockey Tournament at Civic Arena.
Vernon was led by a four-goal performance by Landon Munk and a hat trick from Eamon Miller. Singles came from Jakob Marshall, Nikolai Negraiff and Julien Haynes. Goaltending duties were shared between Cory Lehoux and Dustin Beckner. The Flyers went 3-0 in round robin play before a back and forth final that the Flyers never trailed. Vernon opened the 10-team tourney by ambushing the Kamloops Warriors 12-1. Scoring came from every line with
Brett Lambert, Negraiff and Miller each getting a deuce and singles going to Dan Desjarlais, Logan Imrich, Tim Ufimsteff, Tyler McMillan and MVP Dylan Oberle. In Saturday’s early contest, the Flyers mauled Merritt 15-5 with Munk scoring five times and MVP Lambert supplying the hat trick. Imrich (2), Miller, Ufimsteff, Negraiff, Marshall and Oberle completed the Flyers’ offence. Saturday’s matinee saw Dustin Beckner earn the shutout in a 9-0 Flyers’ win over
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Lucas Williams (right) of the Vernon Five Star Awards Chiefs battles for the puck against Damon Redden of the Kamloops Saints in the Vernon Bantam Tournament Saturday at Wesbild Centre. Chris Gallant provided 2+3, including an epic shorthanded tally, while captain Brodie Homeniuk also scored twice and Garrett Dansereau added 1+2 in front of Rodger Sewell and Zoran Bos for the 7-1-1 Titans. The Stevenson Mechanical Blues toppled the Lumby Stars, sponsored by Aldon Waste and Terry’s Automotive, 10-3 in Pee Wee league play Saturday at Pat Duke Memorial Arena. Nick Mitchell led the Blues with 2+4, while linemates Braeden Cooper (2+3) and Braydie Allan (1+2) also had productive games. Captain Aaron Botterill and Sean Howard each scored twice, while d-man
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Cody Webb was stellar in supplying 1+2. Lumby goals came from Tyler Yule, Graham Moss and Jarett Miller. Howard had two snipes as the Blues bounced the Sicamous Predators 5-1 Sunday at Wesbild Centre. Samantha Head, Cooper and Kaylan Lawrence rounded out the 6-1-1 Blues’ attack. The Butcher Boys Red Wings lost 6-4 to the Lakeside Printing Predators 6-4 and tied the North Okanagan Knights 6-6. Strong defence from Dakota Becker and Evan Winther kept the Wings close to the 6-2 Preds for the first half of Saturday’s game at Wesbild. Keefer Kaempf pulled the hat trick, while Brendan Horsfield scored once for the Wings. Jake Pelletier earned two assists. It was a tight defensive game Sunday at Wesbild until the midway mark of the third period when the 6-1-2 Wings broke the tie with two quick goals from Pelletier and Horsfield (his fourth of the day) to put them up 5-3. The Knights (5-03) responded with three goals in three minutes, but Tyler Semeniuk marched down ice for the equalizer. The Lumby Stars got great goaltending from Chris Nielsen in a 3-2 Sunday win over the Vernon Seed Orchard Sharks. Vanessa Yaremcio,
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Vernon Kokanee Swim Club members clocked countless time standards at the 19th annual MJB Law Ice Classic last weekend in Kamloops. Jamie Sullivan started things off by earning her Under 15 girls western time standard in the 800-m freestyle in nine minutes, 31.81 seconds. Samuel Grenier shaved more than 45 seconds from his personal best in recording an Open boys B.C. AAA standard in the 1,500-m free in 17:51.73. Joshua Phillips knocked off 36.17 seconds in the same event, finishing in 17:53.68. Kiah Lee notched her U15 girls western standard in the 50-m breaststroke in 35.62. Kaia Phillips (14 girls) made the B.C. AAA standard in the 800-m free with a 9:59.08. On Saturday, Braden Kersey met the U11 boys B.C. standard in the 50-m free with a 35.27, and Courtney Lee made the Open girls B.C. AAA standard in the 100-m breast with 1:18.88. Meredith Levorson cracked two club records, swimming the 50-m free in 29.08, and the 200-m backstroke in 2:28.00, earning a 14 girls age-group national standard. On Sunday, Emma Levorson secured an U15 girls western standard and the 16-18 girls agegroup standard in the 50-m back in 31:66. Kokanee winning gold medals include: Sydney Fillion (U10 girls 50-m breast, 44.95), Meredith Levorson (11-12 girls 200-m butterﬂy, 2:45.18; 50-m free, 29.08; and 200-m back, 2:28.00), Wouter Terpstra (Over 15 boys 200-m IM, 2:11.57; 400-m IM, 4:42.60). Silver medal winners were: Fillion (100-m breast, 1:39.17), Meredith Levorson (200-m IM, 2:35.19; 200-m free, 2:17.16), Terpstra (200-m ﬂy, 2:13.89). Meredith Levorson collected bronze in the 100-m back with a 1:10.93. Florian Terpstra recorded 100 per cent personal best times in all his events.
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ometimes, as you enter the store, you can hear her laughter. Anytime you are close to the front of the store you will definitely hear her upbeat and positive comments. She has a strong voice that is easily heard……….and her laughter has to pass by her heart to pick up the loving energy she so freely gives out. It is obvious she enjoys her customers and she is brilliant at engaging those who may be more reserved. She comes across as one of those folks who ‘says it like it is’. She has a heartfelt and Carole Fawcett open honesty with her words and appears to be genuine in her interaction with others. She is very thoughtful too. I’ve watched as she helps seniors by carefully tucking their groceries into their walker baskets, making sure nothing will fall out on their journey home. Her name is Heather and she works at a downtown store. She doesn’t just provide customer service, she does what comes naturally to her; she helps people have a better day on their way through her line. Not too long ago, I rushed into this store on a Sunday morning, to pick up a newspaper for a friend. I likely sounded impatient when I said to the already busy check-out person, “is there any other check-out open?” (stupid question really, as I could see clearly that there wasn’t). She pointed to the end of her line and said, “right at the end of this line.” I felt bad because I knew by her response that I likely did sound whiney and demanding. I might even have been wearing my irritated face……..sigh……..perfect
I’ll never be. But, from behind me, at another counter, came Heather’s powerful voice. She said, “Come on over here honey and I’ll run you through quickly. I was just on my way to take my break and this will only take a second.” “Thank you very much” I responded….. “kind of you.” “Ah, it’s nothin”, she responded, “if we can’t help one another, there’s somethin’ wrong isn’t there?” I paid and as I left, I heard her say “you have a good day now.” As we all know, it’s the small things in life that make the biggest difference. Kindness, thoughtfulness, and being treated with respect, impact our feelings of self worth and can shift negative energy to positive energy. It feels like a gift. In fact, it is a gift. Heather shifted my impatient energy by her helpful attitude that Sunday morning. Thank you Heather – you made a difference in my day. For me, this is what Christmas is all about. It’s about making a difference in someone’s life. We have choices in how we might do that. Gifts to someone we love, donations to organizations whose mandate is helping others, anonymous help to individuals we know are struggling, baking something special for a friend, and the list is endless. It doesn’t have to involve much money. We can give the powerful gift of self on a daily basis, much like Heather does. Maybe if we all asked ourselves how we could make a difference in this world of ours, it may help to shift the energy to one of love and caring. How will you make a difference? Merry Christmas! Carole Fawcett is a registered professional counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. She can be reached atwww.amindfulconnection.com
Search begins for good citizen Morning Star Staff
The search is on for Greater Vernon’s good citizen. Junior Chamber International is now accepting nominations for Vernon’s 2011 Good Citizen of the Year. “This award is given annually to celebrate and recognize an individual’s efforts in, and contributions to, our community,” said Laura Code, Good
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nating should receive this award and their contributions, as well as the nominator’s contact information,” said Code. The nomination deadline is Jan. 9. The recipient will be surprised with the award during the week of Jan. 23. “JCI Vernon will proudly escort the recipient in the 2012 Winter Carnival parade
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hot plains made the small lean horses even more wiry. The hundreds of horses that escaped into the wild thrived in the plains and mountains of the south and, in their wild state, grew as fleet as deer and strong as oxen. Generation after generation of horses lost flesh and gained “wind.” What they lost in beauty they made up for in utility. They were made for running and quick turns with their lungs built from generations of clean air, hearts of centuries of freedom and stomachs of years of dry feed. These superbly conditioned horses moved northward from Texas onto the plains and from California into the mountains and wet climate of the northwest. In Oregon and the Great Basin area the horses changed subtly, becoming stockier and heavier, perhaps due to the influence of the FrenchNorman horses brought to the area by the FrenchCanadian fur traders. On the ranges of the northwest, the wild horses generally became known as a “cayuses,” a term unknown in the south or east of the Rockies. It derived from the Native Cayuse people in eastern Washington and Oregon who were noted for their expert horsemanship and careful breeding of these small, strong horses. The term came north with the early drovers and miners and came to refer to any wild horse that could be broken for ranch work. Over time, the use spread east of the Rocky Mountains but in the early days it appears to have been unique to the northwest. Ken Mather is curator at O’Keefe Ranch.
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Hard work by a group of Enderby volunteers has paid off for several other volunteer groups. Santa’s Workshop recently handed out cheques to local nonprofit groups after divvying up the proceeds from five shopping sprees. “Cheques of $1,200 went to Family Place and the Enderby food bank while the Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadet Corps, A.L. Fortune Secondary School dry grad and the break-
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Bleed and Feed for good deed Morning Star Staff
Do two good deeds at once by donating a non-perishable food item when donating blood at Vernon blood donor clinics this holiday season. In December, Canadian Blood Services will need 9,750 blood donors to give blood at clinics across the province, and Food Banks British Columbia will need enough food to feed 70,000 people. “The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” says Ed Yee, Director of Donor & Clinic Services for the B.C. and Yukon region of Canadian Blood Services. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics across the province this December.” Bleed and Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics until Dec. 31. Food collected at each clinic will go to that community’s local food bank. In Vernon, food collected will be donated to the Vernon Salvation Army. “We’re thrilled that Canadian Blood Services is partnering with us for a second year in a row,” says Don Armstrong, president of Food Banks British Columbia. “By acting as a food drop-off location, they’re
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Region sparkles from above ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Mike Biden salivates at the sites he sees in the North Okanagan. Especially thousands of feet up in the air As a private pilot with a hankering for photography, Biden has captured 77 amazing shots with his Nikon from the front of his Cessna 172, and put them in a selfpublished book titled North Okanagan Above. “I drool at what I see,” said Biden, a Penticton resident who grew up an air force brat and who has lived all over the world. “I thought, ‘How selfish am I, here I am going around, burning up gas, seeing what I see.’ How can you describe something like this to people? The North Okanagan is so stunning, it’s amazing.” So, over the past year, Biden would get up at 5 a.m., head to the Penticton Airport, do a walk around of his Cessna and launch at 6 a.m., and be over “his targets” at 7 a.m. “That’s when the magic light comes up, the sun is rising, and that’s how I get the stunning colours popping off the page,” said Biden, who has served more than 30 years as a ground Search and Rescue technician, rescue diver and Search and Rescue pilot. North Okanagan Above includes amazing shots of lakes including
Kalamalka, Okanagan, Wood and Mara, the Shuswap River, Predator Ridge, Sparkling Hill Resort, O’Keefe Ranch, the Spallumcheen valley, all as seen by Biden from the air. “What I saw was so astonishing, I could not believe the beauty of the Okanagan,” said Biden. “It’s like a jewel of the earth.” One of the photos of Kal Lake shows a boat out on the water for an early morning spin, leaving behind a quartermile wake. There were no other boats on the water, and no wind. There are also photos
of the Shuswap region, the Monashee mountains near Revelstoke, and includes Kelowna photos of Big White, Myra Canyon and its famous Kettle Valley Railway trestles in winter, and the William R. Bennett Bridge, which is used for the book’s cover. The bridge, said Biden, is used as kind of a regional border. One of his three other books - Okanagan Above - goes from Kelowna south. His new project goes from the bridge north to the Monashees. Okanagan Above sold 4,000 copies in one-anda-half years. His new
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“Vernon is still a small town. I believe it is important for local businesses to help out local people when they can.”
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The 2010 I’ll Be Home for Christmas recipient was a single working mom holding down two part time jobs. She faced a substantial rent increase when she had to vacate the apartment she had been living in for several years. It was demolished to make room for the new hospital parking lot. Here is what she had to say: “It was the best gift I could ever have received and it came at no better time. I thank all the companies that sponsored this. On behalf of my girls and I, we wish to thank you all. It was a Merry Christmas.”
“We know how ﬁnancially demanding this time of year can be and we are pleased to help support a family in our community.” “Helping neighbours is what makes Christmas merry.”
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Itâ€™s a memory that has been passed down through the years from parent to parent, but Greg Sczebel is still reminded of the time he almost received a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking. He was four years old and his mother was pregnant with his younger sister. â€œMy mom put up the tree and decorated it. She was a perfectionist about it. Sheâ€™d usually just let me put the candy canes up. Anyway, my dad and I were wrestling on the ground and we knocked the Christmas tree over.â€? Sweeping up pine needles and putting broken ornaments away may have not been the perfect way to start the holidays, but since he was a boy, Sczebel has loved Christmas. And itâ€™s obvious when listening to the Salmon Arm pop/soul artistâ€™s latest single, Perfect (Merry Little Christmas). The song talks about finding the perfect tree (perhaps an homage to that early memory) and evokes other warm and toasty images about the holiday season. And not long ago, the song shot up the charts like a star adorning one of those decked-out spruces. Perfect climbed to the number four position on the iTunes Holiday Charts two days after it was released to Canadian radio and online retailers in early November. The song sat comfortably â€“â€“ for one day â€“â€“ right in between singles by Justin Bieber and Michael BublĂŠ. The song was actually recorded a year ago in L.A and was originally intended to be used for a commercial for Payless Shoes. â€œThe premise was this girl walking down the street in New York looking for the perfect shoes. I wanted to preserve the awe and wonder of Christmas time and the moments that make it special,â€? said Sczebel, adding that when the single didnâ€™t end up being used for the commercial, he decided to wait to release it. And heâ€™s glad he did. â€œWeâ€™ve had a great response on radio across Canada, and the success from downloading, I didnâ€™t expect that at all. It went through Facebook and Twitter, and the next day it went to number 11. Weâ€™ve been telling friends and so forth to get the song back up the charts.â€? Fans can help push the song up the ranks again by going to iTunes and downloading the song for 99 cents. Currently touring with country star Paul Brandt on keyboards and backing vocals, Sczebel is about to spread his Christmas spirit around the Okanagan. He stops by Vernon next week to give a concert at the Powerhouse Theatre, and says the show will be chock â€˜aâ€™ block with holiday
Simply have a wonderful Christmas time with Salmon Armâ€™s Greg Sczebel when he and special guests perform at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon Wednesday, Dec. 21. tunes, plus some of his original material. And it will be a bit of a change from the countrified Christmas music he has been serving with Brandt, whom he first appeared with as a special guest performer on CMTâ€™s Paul Brandtâ€™s Christmas in Banff in 2006, joining his band two years later. â€œI am not particularly a country artist but I appreciate it, and touring with Paul has been a blast. Weâ€™ve gone from Ontario to Edmonton to Abbotsford on this tour and weâ€™re looking at touring together again in the spring,â€? said Sczebel, adding heâ€™s had to learn to balance his time between touring with Brandt and his own career. â€œI did not set out to be a touring musician, my goal has been to do my own music. Itâ€™s great working with Paul as heâ€™s so supportive about what I do and helps me expand my platform.â€? Sczebel has done pretty well at that on
his own too. A two-time Juno award winner for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year, his funky, soul sound, heard at many Canada Day events here in Vernon, has reached a broad audience. His last CD, Love & The Lack Thereof, culminated in a number of hit singles, including Causinâ€™ a Commotion heard on radio across the country. Sczebel also swept the B.C. Interior Music Awards this year, losing only one of the nine categories he was nominated for to Vernonâ€™s Andrew Allen. Besides digital downloads, Sczebel attributes a lot of his success to the accessibility fans now have to the musicians. â€œThere used to be an artist/fan gap before. (Musicians) were untouchable. Now to stay relevant, you have to open up the forum and stay in tune with fans. Facebook gives a whole new dynamic to music we never had before.
Ask any artist, without fans, you donâ€™t have anything.â€? Between splitting his time between home in Salmon Arm and on the road, Sczebel makes a number of visits to Nashville and L.A. every year to work with producers and write songs. â€œItâ€™s like if you want to get into software, you have to go to Silicon Valley. If you want to get into music, you go to Nashville, L.A., or maybe New York. If you get out of the scene for a year, you can be out completely,â€? he said. â€œCanada will always be my home, but I think at this definitive point of my career, I have to spend more time down there, and get my songs cut by other artists. Canada still has great opportunities and has shown me so much support though.â€? Sczebel has also been in talks about his next album, and plans to head to Nashville after the holidays to do some more writing. â€œI was in Nashville in September and have been writing for a while. Iâ€™m going back in January and will be doing some demos, writing and recording, so weâ€™ll see what happens in a year from now,â€? he said. Sczebelâ€™s Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime Okanagan tour features his band, including Vernon drummer Dan Oldfield, and special guest artists, Raquel Warchol and Jon Buller. Doors to the Powerhouse open Wednesday at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca, or $20 at the door with a non-perishable item for the local food bank.
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e had to wait a long time to see Whimsy the white Welsh pony-thoroughbred appear in The Gift Horse at Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter offering this year. But, when she finally stepped gracefully into the moonlight, everyone felt the wait was well worth it. Her beauty evoked sighs of wonder. Until her entrance, moonlit magic came in the form of The Moon herself (Sarah May Redmond) who entered glitteringly through the window of a drab farmhouse inhabited by a poor, childless couple, Jun (Tim Machin) Christine Pilgrim and Rina (Rachel Johnston). Redmond’s stylized panache brought light-hearted eloquence to the dourness which had hung over the events until then. And who could blame Jun and Rina for their dull sadness? They’d just been turned down for adoption. They had no money and nothing left to sell. It promised to be a bleak Christmas indeed. But The Moon saved the day, or in this case, the night. She presented the couple with a beautiful baby girl moon child on the proviso that she be returned on her 18th birthday. And there lies the conflict in the play. Audiences will have to don long johns and toques, warm coats and boots and tote travel blankets and cushions along the highways and byways to the outdoor theatre in Armstrong if they want to know more. It’s become a tradition in our household to ride the sleighs at Caravan’s mystical outdoor theatre and to witness the magic created, not just by actors, directors, writers and designers, but by volunteer theatre enthusiasts too, serving hot toddies of alcoholic and non-alcoholic content, tending the huge bonfire, hanging twinkling Christmas lights and singing in the sleighs as they jingle through the snow. At opening night this year there was but a mere dusting of the pretty white stuff, so sleighs were replaced by straw-bale-laden wagons. No one minded. The horses were as elegant and docile as ever and everyone sang carols as we trotted from scene to scene. One gentleman on our wagon sang It is the Holly – a little known Celtic carol that brought home the spirit of Christmas perfectly. Because The Gift Horse, co-written with Erin Mathews and directed by Caravan’s artistic director Courtenay Dobbie, is based on a Japanese folk tale, Erin Macklem created costumes with an oriental flavour. And Agnes Tong, a fine, beautiful
Sarah May Redmond as The Moon shines in Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter sleigh ride production of The Gift Horse.
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actor of Asian descent, was cast as the moon child Suki. Adam Underwood, playing Harvey (a gormless official from the adoption agency), as well as Suki’s high school friend and potential love interest Tadashi, added comedy flair with an overthe-top naivety founded in down-to-earth truth. He was easy to enjoy and his entrances (and exits) always jollied proceedings along. Those wishing to enhance their Christmas experience had better book tickets quickly if they’re to catch The Gift Horse this year. We’re going again on Boxing Day. That should speak for itself. According to the farm, there are still some dates available to see The Gift Horse at Caravan, and tickets can be booked at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.
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here are a lot of people in the movie New Year’s Eve. I mean, a lot. Like, it’s far too crowded to term this thing an ensemble piece, because the word ensemble doesn’t begin to describe this bloated assembly of famous faces. This isn’t a cast, it’s a small country. And if sub-plots were ice cream, we’d be watching Baskin Jason Armstrong Robbins. I almost hate to list all of the stars involved; this column isn’t big enough. Suffice to say, there are a ton of Hollywood players here. Some are screen veterans, some are up-andcomers. Some are Oscar winners, some are Jim Belushi. And, unfortunately, that old adage “the more, the merrier” gets trampled by the party-horn blowin’ mob here because New Year’s Eve is an awful film –– a disjointed, unfunny, sentimentally manipulative mess of a sequel. Yeah, I said sequel. This is a follow up to Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day. Only it has nothing to do with that 2009 comedy. Well, except for the overcrowded cast list, the clunky transitions between a traffic jam of sub-plots, the sloppy weaving together of the aforementioned vignettes, the rotten scriptwriting, and the forced emotional goo on the home stretch. In other words – different date on the calendar, different characters, but same soapy blueprint. Oh, where to start? Well, New Year’s Eve obviously takes place on Dec. 31. Michelle Pfeiffer plays a frazzled assistant at a record company that complies a list of resolutions to accomplish before the clock strikes 2012, and employs charming bicycle courier Zack Efron to assist her, promising some tickets to the Big Apple’s swankiest New Year’s bash as a reward. Performing at that bash is a rock ‘n’ roll star, played by Jon Bon Jovi (little stretch on casting there, huh?), while
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Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, with Katherine Heigl, is one of the many actors who has a small role to play in Garry Marshall’s follow up to Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve. the head chef for the event is Katherine Heigl, his ex-girlfriend, who, when she takes a break from prepping the gourmet appies, has a serious bone to pick with Mr. Good Hair. Sofia Vergara and Russell Peters play Heigl’s kitchen help, i.e. comic relief in the spare 20 or 30 seconds when Marshall can squeeze in a joke. Over at the Empire State Building, Hilary Swank heads up a team responsible for the big ball dropping at midnight. Over at the local hospital, Robert DeNiro is a dying man who only wants to make it to12 a.m. to see the big ball drop, despite the fact that nurse Halle Berry and doctor Cary Elwes think it’s doubtful. Over at some apartment building, cranky party pooper Ashton Kutcher is stuck in an elevator with a backup singer, Glee’s Lea Michele, who just wants to get to work. Think we’re done? Not even close. Sarah Jessica Parker plays the uptight mom of Abigail Breslin, who’s desperate The
to be in Times Square to get her midnight kiss. Josh Duhamel, on his way to a supposed dream date, has car trouble and has to hitch a ride to NYC. SNL’s Seth Meyers and Jessica Biel play a young couple who are out to beat all other expectant parents for the crown of first baby of the New Year, a title that comes with a significant cash prize. And, uh, geez, I dunno, I think there are two or three more, but I’m running out space anyway. These characters aren’t necessarily unlikable, but they’re impossible to embrace because we don’t know them. And we don’t know them, because there’s not enough time to do so. There are too many things going on and so many things wrong with New Year’s Eve, I can’t recommend it. Unless you really, really, really loved Valentine’s Day. I don’t quite get you, but here ya go, a holiday treat. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon. By the day, by the hour, by the minute, get complete coverage of today’s news at
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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (G) Friday 4:15, 7:10, 9:40; Saturday and Sunday 1:25, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40; Monday 7:10, 9:40. **ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED () Friday 3:20, 6:15, 8:55; Saturday and Sunday 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 8:55; Monday 6:15, 8:55; Tuesday 6:15, 9:05; Wednesday and Thursday 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50. **THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D (PG - Violence) Wednesday and Thursday 1:25, 4:35, 7:25, 9:55. HUGO (G) Wednesday and Thursday 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35. **MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL () Tuesday 7:00, 10:00; Wednesday and Thursday 12:20, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25. HUGO 3D (G) Friday 3:15, 6:10, 9:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:25, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00; Monday 6:10, 9:00; Tuesday 6:10, 9:10. THE SITTER (14A - Coarse and sexual language, drug use) Friday 4:20, 7:15, 10:00; Saturday and Sunday 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:00; Monday 7:15, 10:00; Tuesday 7:05, 9:55. NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG - Coarse language) Friday 4:05, 6:55, 9:50; Saturday and Sunday 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:50; Monday and Tuesday 6:55, 9:50; Wednesday and Thursday 12:40, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45. **SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG - Violence) Friday 4:00, 7:00, 9:55; Saturday and Sunday 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 9:55; Monday 7:00, 9:55; Tuesday 7:10, 10:05; Wednesday and Thursday 12:10, 3:20, 6:35, 9:30. **THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A - Sexual violence) Tuesday 7:20; Wednesday and Thursday 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:40. THE MUPPETS (G) Friday 4:10, 7:05; Saturday and Sunday 1:20, 4:10, 7:05; Monday 7:05. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 (PG - Violence, sexually suggestive scene) Friday to Monday 9:45.
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Live Wire ART SHOWS BREW GALLERY 3202 31st Ave., inside the Bean to Brew Coffee House, next to the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The main gallery now features compelling photographs, both natural and staged, offering subject matter to engage the viewer emotionally. Exhibiting artists are Barbara Bryant, Dominik Dlouhy, Douglas Lee, Jackie Lowrie, and Christiane Molendyk. In the Fireside Room are Intuitive Paintings by Satyama Lasby. Both run to Dec. 30. CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. Featuring locally-made jewelry, handcrafts, art and more. Shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 to 24 or call for an appointment. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. New exhibition, The Miracle of Light, featuring work by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists North Okanagan chapter, is on display until March. Art can be viewed by ticket holders to shows at the Performing Arts Centre. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Work by 29 B.C. artists is showcased in Gallery Odin’s 10th anniversary winter exhibition. Regular hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturdays, or call the gallery to make an appointment. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. Currently on display is From the Crayon Box: an exhibition of children’s art, and By the Book, which celebrates both writers and visual artists in the region. Also check out Gift: Re-Gift, the gallery’s annual fundraiser with lots of treasures both used and new, and artist wares. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 250-542-8987. Afar Per Se, featuring the paintings of Lumby artist Amar from Afar and Diane Feught, continues to Dec. 31 and is open for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. KALAMALKA VERTIGO Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College. Figurative Play, the work of Kelowna-based artist Tina Siddiqui, presenting a collection of figurative works done in a variety of mediums, is currently on display. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Nadine’s annual winter show features a number of Okanagan artists showing everything from abstract work with wonderful colour and texture and beautiful realistic landscapes. The gallery also has local winter scenes, Silver Star/Sovereign, suitable for gift giving. The new show is also available for viewing at www.nadinesfineart.com until mid-January. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, (250) 542-6243.The centre presents its annual artisan show and sale featuring 30 of the North Okanagan’s finest artisans. Artsolutely runs from now to Dec. 23, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. In the Topham Brown gallery is Fern Helfand’s About Looking; Wayne LaRiviere’s Shadow Seeker and the Sookinchoot Centre for Aboriginal Youth’s Made From Memory are in the In-Front and Education rooms, while the gallery’s annual members exhibition, Visual Vernacular, is in the Caroline Galbraith gallery. All exhibitions will be up until Dec. 21.
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Those rough and ready boys from Vernon band The Dirt play good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll at Sneakers Sports Bar Saturday. Show starts at 9 p.m. with special guests The Naked Grape. tunes, including his own hit Perfect (Merry Little Christmas) and other originals, with special guests Raquel Warchol and Jon Buller at Powerhouse Theatre Wednesday. The show is for all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca, or $20 at the door. Bring a non-perishable food item. A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER Jodi Pederson and Leah West with special guests, Windmills, and members of the Kalamalka Choir take the stage at Powerhouse Dec. 23, 8 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, available at Joie Bistro (located in the Prestige Inn) and Wentworth Music in Vernon & Kelowna. Tickets also available at the door. JINGLE BASS 13th Floor Entertainment Inc. presents this holiday event at Monashees Bar & Grill, featuring local DJ talent and hometown heroes: JPod: The Beat Chef, Dee Bass and The Electrofunkers, Dec 23. Event pre-sale tickets are $6, $10 at the door, available at: Monashees Bar & Grill and The Downtown Internet Lounge in Vernon.
FILMS BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Vernon Search and Rescue’s earlier screening this month was another sell-out and planning is underway for two more screenings at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Dec. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. with very different programs. Both screenings will include Banff winner, The Freedom Chair, featuring Vernon’s own Paralympic medalist Josh Dueck who will be present to do the prize draws. All tickets are $20 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca.
WL SEATON’S C-TONES Winter Choral Showcase in the Seaton Theatre, under the direction of Lana O’Brien, takes place today at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. THE NUTCRACKER Canadian School of Ballet, with Ballet Kelowna and the Alexandra Babbel Vocal Academy, presents this holiday classic based on the E.T.A. Hoffman story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Takes the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $31.25/adult, $24.25 senior/student, $22.25/ children 12 and under at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. TAPESTRY Women’s Choir performs Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. at Centennial Theatre in Armstrong with special guests, violinist Jane Russell and writer Chris McMahen. Tickets are $10 (includes refreshments) available at The Brown Derby Café in Armstrong (250546-8221), or Hungry Jacks Café in Enderby. OKANAGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Ringing In The Season Sunday at 7 p.m. The symphony will be joined by handbell ringers from throughout the valley to perform carols from Silver Bells to Jingle Bells, while the symphony will perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as Henczel’s Christmas Concerto for Marimba & Orchestra. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. GREG SCZEBEL The Salmon Arm soul/pop singer, who has been touring with Paul Brandt, performs some of his favourite Christmas
ACOUSTIC JAM 605 Knight Ave., Enderby. Open circle jam every Thursday at 7 p.m. Share your talents. For more info call 306-3688. ARMSTRONG HOTEL Rosie’s Pub, 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong 546-6642. Thursday and Saturdays are jam nights starting at 8 p.m. with host Dan Engelland. No cover charge. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda every Saturday at 8 p.m. BLUEGRASS JAMS Vernon Community Arts Centre, Polson Park. The bluegrass jams happen every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Start time is 7 p.m., $3 drop in fee. For more information, call Sid at 250-549-1024. BLUE OX PUB Hwy 6 Lumby. Friday night rocking, country, blues jam starting at 9 p.m. The first Lumby Ukulele Christmas Jam takes place at the Blue Ox Dec. 23 during the regular Friday night jam at approx. 10 p.m. More info at www.RauckOn.com. BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 5460044. Starting Dec. 23 at 8:30 p.m. is Superstar DJ Karaoke Everyone welcome. CLIFFS BISTRO AND BAKERY 409 Cliff Ave., by the bridge in Enderby, 838-2328. Open mic, first and third Wednesday of the month all year long. Come out, bring your voice, bring your acoustic instruments or come out to listen! ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Every Friday and Saturday night, Oakey Doakey Karaoke, with Jeff, starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes to 1 a.m.
FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. JUNCTION CAFE 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, 546-6355. The acoustic-style open mic, hosted by Rory, takes place every Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and/or voice. Open to music, poetry, story-telling, comedy. Family-friendly evening. Limited seating so come out early and sign up when you arrive. Music out in the courtyard; “weather permitting.” JOIE BISTRO 4411 32nd St. Vernon (located in the Prestige Inn) 250309-3803. Open Mic Night takes place this Sunday only from 6 to 8 p.m. hosted by Jodi Pederson. LONGHORN PUB 4513 25th Ave., 542-922ß2. Spotlight Karaoke DJ Entertainment every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Friday is DJ music. Saturday is country DJ music. Sunday is an open mic jam session, 19-plus. TALKIN’ DONKEY 3923 32nd St, 545-2286. Open mic open to everyone, Wednesday nights starting at 7:30 p.m. Sign up sheet available at the coffee shop. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Sunday jam with Larry and Friends starts at 2 p.m.
MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. The Les Copeland Trio, featuring Vernon guitarist Copeland whose style ranges from Mississippi Delta to jazz, Celtic folk and Piedmont picking, plays tonight. $5 cover. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Tonight is music by Don Herting. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. The gallery is presenting noon hour concerts every Friday. Bring a lunch, sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of some of Vernon’s hottest performers. Admission is by donation. Today is the singersongwriter-guitar stylings of Jayme McKillop. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Dec. 23 is The Sorcerer of Guitar and his Apprentices, featuring Vernon guitar teacher/musician Neil Fraser, and his former students Jacob Verberg and Alexander Flock, with bassist Bill Lockie. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Tonight and Saturday is Rutland City Limits. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 5423321. Saturday is The Dirt live at Sneakers with special guests. 9 p.m. start. No cover. Dec. 23 is Darby Mills with the Young’uns. Tickets are available at Sneakers. $10 in advance. Limited seating. $12 at the door - first come, first serve. SQUIRES FOUR PUB 6301 Stickle Rd., on the Swan Lake Auto Mile, 549-2144. Squires Four now features Saturday night jazz. This weekend is singer Amanda Morazain with Jim Johnston on piano and Brian McMahon on bass.
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Live Wire MUSIC PUBS/CLUBS VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 31st St. Saturday is the B3 Kings featuring Cory Weeds on saxes and vocalist/drummer Denzal Sinclaire playing funky festive jazz at its finest. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Starts at 8 p.m. $20 non-members, $15 for members. Tickets (cash only) at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Band Straight Up performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve. $10/ person includes free champagne, party favours and free appies at midnight. Phone to reserve tickets or get them at the door. KOMASKET NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY Vancouver’s funk and groove band Five Alarm Funk and Nelson world beat master deejay Adham Shaikh, with Vernon’s own Sound-Splash!, perform for this Komasket Music Festival fundraiser, Dec. 31 at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. THE KING OF HEARTS It’s Vernon’s most popular and finest New Year’s Eve dinner and dance at the Schubert Centre, Vernon. Join the King of Hearts (formerly The Kings) for an exceptional evening of dining and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, 7:30 p.m. four-course award winning meal, 9 p.m. dance into 2012 with the greatest hits of all time. Tickets are $45 per person or a table of eight are $360. Call Dawn at 250-545-7777 or Jack 250-558-6792 for more information and reservations. (Purchase tickets at the Vernon Schubert Centre ASAP, this event
sells out every year.) ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Dec 31 is a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by John Noren. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 7 p.m. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. New Year’s Eve is a Back East Bash with local Celtic rockers Cod Gone Wild. $20 per person. Tickets are at Sneakers. Party favours, champagne, balloon drop, midnight munchies. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 31st St. Spend New Year’s Eve with Kath and the TomKats playing their sultry jazz, smoky blues, and rockin’ R&B with an opening set by Our Kids Have Talent finalist, boogie woogie pianist Brandon Schmor at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $50, available at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup, includes delicious appetizers served throughout the evening, hats and party favours and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.
director Courtenay Dobbie. Show runs now to Dec. 31. (No shows Dec 19, 24, & 25.) Tickets/info available at the Ticket Seller, 5497469, www.ticketseller.ca.
UPCOMING MAMMA MIA Vernon Community Music School’s Glee Club presents the ABBA music that inspired the award winning stage play Mamma Mia in music, song and dance at the Powerhouse Theatre Jan. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, available at the Ticket Seller (549-7469, www.ticketseller. ca) with proceeds going towards the Vernon Community Music School’s Sound Foundation Capital Campaign. BALLET VICTORIA’S CINDERELLA Ballet Victoria returns this year with a humorous version of an endearing fairy tale set to Prokofiev’s magical score. Set in Victoria circa 1930, Cinderella is a very entertaining work for the whole family. It takes the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/adult, $27/senior, $25/student, $5/eyeGO at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. COUNTERPOINT CHOIR Looking for that special stocking stuffer this Christmas for a music lover on your list? Tickets for Songs from Heaven & Earth are now available for the Jan. 28 concerts at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32nd Ave. at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Counterpoint Choir, conducted by Coreen Smith and accompanied by Dyan Cornies, also welcomes a special guest soloist and additional musical performers. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12 and are available from Shear Dimensions and at the door. For further info, contact Cynthia Markson at 250 545-1505.
THEATRE IT’S SNOWING ON SALTSPRING Powerhouse Theatre presents this holiday family comedy written by Nicola Cavendish and directed by Dave Sayer. Continues tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a matinée Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca. THE GIFT HORSE Caravan Farm Theatre presents its annual winter sleigh ride show with this original, magical family holiday tale about unconditional love, redemption and learning to appreciate the true value of life’s most precious gifts. Co-written (with Erin Mathews) and directed by Caravan’s artistic
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He may be a ranting and jig dancing crazy man on TV, but it’s on the stage where Ron James really thrives. One of Canada’s busiest and best-selling comedians, James is returning to Vernon in 2012 with a new gut-bustingly, knee-slappingly funny 90-minute rant. With five television comedy specials under his belt, James has since made a weekly appearance in his own self-titled show, which is in its third successful season on CBC-TV. From Mac-savvy 20-something tattooed techno-geeks to the midlife angst of whiny, aging Baby Boomers, James weaves a verbal tapestry of trademark laughs that audiences and media alike Ron James have endorsed from coast to coast. Whether it’s our national blood sport of contemporary politics, or family stories from the 1960s, where dreams of making the NHL are squandered on Pee Wee league hand-me-down hockey skates with buckles on them a leprechaun would wear, or a frightening forest encounter with a nostrildrooling bull moose that gets him babbling in a Cro-Magnon tongue he never knew he was fluent in, James’ live show has something for everyone. Tickets to see Ron James live at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 10 are now on sale at the Ticket Seller box office. All seats are $54 and can be ordered by calling 549-7469 or online at www.ticketseller.ca.
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Peppers leave California behind erenced once, but that’s it! Maybe adjusting to personnel change is one of the band’s strengths because Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith have tweaked their style to a noticeable departure from their usual rock/funk psychedelia smorgasbord. Klinghoffer’s textural semieffected style is less riff-oriented than Frusciante’s, and he plays hide and seek with Flea and Smith’s cleaner-thanusual pared down attack. Kiedis still sounds like Kiedis, but the band’s affinity for introspective moods on the album allows him to have his way with some soulful ballads. Brendan’s Death Song and Police Station rank up near the top, if not at the top of RHCP’s mellower, more melodic output. These songs elevate this album to a higher ground, so to speak. Like The Rolling Stones, the RHCP are known for primal rocking, but their
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ou know that you can trust the RHCP, they’ve had problems, but they keep on ticking and bopping along on to album #10, I’m With You. This is a new beginning with yet another new guitar player (Josh Klinghoffer) taking the place of the departed (not dead) John Frusciante. But there’s also Rick Rubin back Dean Gordon-Smith on the scene as the ideal hands-off producer. These seem to be inspirations for the group as they reinvent the wheel on their way to California. Yes, the word California isn’t used as a lyric or song title. L.A. is ref-
quieter material may be their most memorable. Keyboards make their appearance as well, further expanding the palette that the group finds new solace in. But there’s always the familiar brash romps that the Peppers have trademarked, here appearing as Factory of Faith and Ethiopia. Any album by these guys wouldn’t be the same without. On tracks like The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, the band sounds both sparse and dense, achieving a refinement of the two that signals a subtle stylistic approach. This clarity of performance gives an illusion of simplicity that reflects that groups use of space – it’s a clean sounding recording. Did I Let You Know is evidence of their growth, a beautiful track buried midway through the album that leaps out with muted energy, a heads-up sign of the exploratory spirit the Peppers reveal on I’m With You.
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Those looking for a Christmas present idea for someone who has everything may want to purchase a ticket for the Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting taking place at Okanagan Spirits
Distillery, Dec. 27. The event is hosted by scotch whisky expert Roy Ferguson, a native of Scotland who formerly worked in sales for various distilleries including Chivas Brothers, the second-
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Star in 2009. “I realized there was a lot of interest in malt whiskies here, but I found there was still quite a lack of knowledge. “The selection of Scotch malt whiskies available on the market can be intimidating. This is your chance to unwind, explore different tastes, discover your favourite dram and have a great time.” Tickets for the Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting are $60 each and can be purchased from Okanagan Spirits, located at 2920 28th Ave. in downtown Vernon. “If giving this as a present, gift vouchers for this event can also be purchased in advance,” said Ferguson, adding tickets are limited. For more information, contact Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
Librarian brings favourites to young readers KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff
Dinosaur Day, Pony Party, Spy Academy, and a vampires vs. werewolves debate. These aren’t the names of the latest kids’ action movies, but a sample of the many ideas being introduced at the Vernon library by new youth services librarian Stephanie Vollick. Vollick brings a love of children’s literature, but at just 25, she also brings her own youthful enthusiasm to the job she started in September, taking over from longtime youth services librarian Monica Gaucher. “I went to the library often as a kid, and I wanted to be a writer or to work in publishing,” said Vollick, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. After earning a bachelor of English literature and communication studies, Vollick went on to earn her master of library science at the University of Western Ontario. Last June, she started working at the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. “Working with books wasn’t necessarily part of my plan, but I liked the idea of working with the public and making libraries more accessible,” she said. “The youth section appealed to me, and I always liked working with kids, and used to volunteer at the Y. I love kids’ literature, especially teen literature, and I had a great professor who taught the teen course.” Since starting in her new job, Vollick admits the ideas are coming fast and furious: Knit, Knit Boom is a teen knitting club for youth ages 13 to 20, starting in January. And a Teen Advisory Group is being formed for ages 13 to 18, to encourage teens to share their opinions about the new teen space and teen events. “We’ll stay with our popular storytime programs, and I’m also going to add things for school-aged programs, afterschool programs such as board game nights. And I try and base everything around books. “I really want kids’ ideas about programs because it changes so much, what they’re interested in. A big part of the appeal of libraries is that it’s a safe place to hang out, even if they are not there to read.” Vollick said getting kids enthusiastic about reading starts with encouraging them to read about what interests them. “Let them read what they want to read, let them have some fun reading. If they’re not sure what they’d like to read, they can fill out a personal booklist on our website.” Vollick was encouraged when at a recent Harry Potterthemed event, the kids participating said they all enjoyed the book more than the film. And rather than bemoan the popularity of the Internet, Vollick plans on making it an integral part of her work with youth, with the introduction of a teen blog and one for younger children. “Teens can be shy about calling to register, so they can register for any of our groups online because they are just happier going online and clicking. And social networking will be used as well to feature new books.” Vernon branch head librarian Maureen Curry said Vollick has come on board at an exciting time in the life of the branch, with the large, new space currently under construction on 30th Avenue downtown. “Most librarians never get a chance to be part of something like this,” said Curry.
Curry said it’s an interesting time in history for public libraries, where librarians are required to balance both the electronic component and the book component. “People have asked me about building a large new library and if anyone is going to use it in 10 to 20 years, but coming to the library can mean something different for everyone,” she said. “So to think down the road: we’ll probably have space for sharing, people can meet in small groups for having that connection, everyone has a different connection to the library and that’s our challenge and we enjoy that.” And, while the beloved jungle-themed mural in the children’s section will not be making the move to the new library, Curry said she’s certain teens and children won’t be disappointed. “We’ll have a teen section with comfortable seating and tables, more magazines, a place to hang out, we’ll have study carols and public Internet stations, windows, lots of light. “And Stephanie is really bringing her strengths to the job, which is programming for youth.” Vollick said she’s been encouraged by the enthusiasm of the little ones who have attended her storytime sessions. “To see them so excited about it is wonderful, I had one little girl who was singing and dancing through the children’s section. And it’s rewarding to see kids come and get library cards, it gives them a sense of responsibility.” And Vollick plans on continuing with the community outreach started by Gaucher, visiting district schools, and is booked up until May. During her weekly school visits, her
programs may include storytime for the younger kids and a discussion of non-fiction with the older kids. Curry said the school visits are a way of reaching the kids who might not get the message otherwise and will go home to their parents and ask to visit the library. “I’m really excited about the many programs for teens that Stephanie is introducing, she is really connecting at their level and we don’t want teens to think the library is not a welcome space for them,” she said. When it comes to her own reading, Vollick enjoys a wide range of fiction but if pressed admits to a love of the Hunger Games series. “It’s been around for five years and still has a strong hold on people,” she said. Vollick has discovered that while there is often a lack of awareness about all that the library has to offer, she also discovered the same thing applied when she was earning her library sciences degree and working part-time at Wal-Mart to help pay for her studies. “Many people don’t realize that education is needed to be a librarian and I had people tell me I could come back and run the book section at Wal-Mart,” she said, smiling. “It was great being at school because I was surrounded by so many like-minded people. “I did an internship at a law firm, but discovered that I prefer working with the public, seeing the kids so excited, that’s what I love.”
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Puppets inspire first book Morning Star Staff
Lora Bensmiller’s first children’s book grew out of finger puppets. She bought the puppets for her mother who is a volunteer in the One to One reading program for children and likes to use props to get children interested in reading. “The puppets get a story in my head and that night I wrote it and started drawing some pictures for it,” said Bensmiller. Her son, Joeseph, was born shortly afterwards and she didn’t get back to the book until later this year Squeaker Goes to Grandma’s features her own brightly coloured illustrations. “I think this book is good for infants — my son really responds, as well as for intermediate readers to read to themselves and adults to read to children,” said Bensmiller, a poet, songwriter and music teacher. She grew up in Armstrong, then worked in Vancouver at the Arts Club Theatre with Denis Simpson of Polka Dot Door fame — she dedicated the book to him. She moved back to the area and is now teaching music and adapting the book as a musical. “I’ve had a great response to the book and I feel really good about it,” she said. Squeaker Goes to Grandma’s is available at Coles, Bookland and Vernon Teach and Learn. Bensmiller will be signing copies of the book Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vernon Teach and Learn, Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Casa de Mario’s, and Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vernon library.
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and repeat misspellings of basic common words. Yes, she is a very nice person, but would you want your kids in her classroom? I wouldn’t. I didn’t call the Board of Ed about her, but I still wonder whether I should. My intent is not to get her fired. Rather, it is to get her into an English refresher course. It would only benefit her students’ education, and I think that’s the most important thing. — Spell Check in New York Dear New York: Unfortunately, despite your best intentions, chances are your complaints could get her fired. We still think this is something best handled by the school and the parents, and we are certain they either know about her inadequate English skills or find them to be less important than her other attributes. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Beleaguered Mom,” who expected her mother-in-law to babysit. I don’t have kids, but as a registered nurse, I have a similar problem. I have been phoned at 11 p.m. by fellow church congregants asking about benign conditions that should be taken to their own doctors. On a retreat weekend for women only, the coordinator thought it was appropriate that I be placed in a bedroom with an actively hallucinating schizophrenic whom I had never met. She thought I could “help.” Instead, I didn’t get a wink of sleep. Please tell entitled people that trying to fashion others into your instant therapists or baby-sitters will alienate them instead of bringing them closer. — New York Nurse
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Life All who grieve are welcome Morning Star Staff
While most people are doing all right this time of year, for some it will be a blue Christmas. “Christmas can be a struggle for people who have lost a loved one, who are in poor health, or who have lost jobs or other important things in their lives,” said Bob Thompson, who will lead the Blue Christmas service at Trinity United Church at 2 p.m. Saturday. “This is a service of hope to acknowl-
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and music in a peaceful atmosphere ending with lighting candles. People do not need to talk to anyone but if they want to, church staff members will be available during the refreshment time that follows. “It can be cathartic to be in touch with the reality of our lives and be quiet and thoughtful. Christmas is a reality around us, even when it is difficult in times of transition. There is always hope.” Trinity United Church is at 3300 Alexis Park Dr. For more details, call 250-545-0797.
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Brittany Adams, 16, plays at the annual Christmas concert featuring keyboard students of Melly Oey at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Oey teaches both children and adults, with classes beginning again in January. For more information or to register, please call the centre at 250-542-6243.
Winter sun exposed Morning Star Staff
Most people won’t be surprised to hear that 67 per cent of Canadians never wear sunscreen during the winter months. And for Julia Murray, Canadian Olympian Ski Cross athlete who spends her winters on the slopes and lost her father from an advanced form of skin cancer, this complacency is unacceptable.
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Community Calendar DECEMBER 16 WINTER MYSTERIES PLANETARIUM SHOWS! Dec. 21 and 28 at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. Join us for an exploration of the winter sky! The stars shine brightly on cold, crisp winter nights. Find out which stars, planets, and constellations you can see from your own back yard. The mysteries of the night sky are revealed in a planetarium show suitable for all ages. Free for OSC members; regular admission applies for non-members. TURKEY DINNER Vernon’s most popular and affordable Friday Nite Supper runs Fridays at the Elks Lodge, 3103 -30th St. (across from Greyhound). Join us for turkey dinner with all the trimmings today at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome: members and non-members. Cost $8. We will have three meat draws of turkeys and hams, plus 50/50 draw and crib following dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. All monies raised to to children and charities in Vernon. IT’S A DOG-ON CHRISTMAS! Wiggle Waggle Pet Hotel will be filling its Dog-On Wagon Pet Taxi with donations for the SPCA, until Dec. 23. On our wish list: canned cat and dog food, bedding, cloths and towels, music therapy CDs, pet-safe toys, Timothy hay, cedar shavings, treats, office supplies, office paper, cleaning supplies, pet-safe cleaners, laundry detergent, Dawn dish soap. Drop by 7432 Pleasant Valley Rd., Vernon or call 250-542-8832. GLEANERS USED FURNITURE & APPLIANCE SALE Located at 4405- 29th St. large selection of red tag items up to 50 per cent off. Gleaners is a non-profit organization supporting those in need. Gleaners accepts donations of furniture in reusable condition and working appliances. Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 250-549-1123. GEORGETTE SHOP If you’re not ready for winter weather yet, you do need to pop down to see us: coats, jackets, vests 1/2 price, plus sales of many unexpected items! You never know what you’ll find! Merry Christmas, everyone! ARTSOLUTELY SHOW & SALE Runs to Dec. 23 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. Find unique, hand-made gifts for friends and family this Christmas at Artsolutely! Shop local and feel good about your purchases this year. We have 30 artists selling their original works in a variety of mediums. There’s something for everyone here! Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m, Fridays 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info., visit vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243. NEW! MIX’N MATCH HOLIDAY SCIENCE CAMPS Okanagan Science Centre during winter break; $40 per day for members; $50 per day non-members Camps are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for children ages six-10. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. FOOD DRIVE Hosted by Farrer Rentals Ltd., Dec. 16. Bring in nonperishable food items and receive 10 per cent off rental. We are at 4509-25th Ave. Call 250-545-9108 for more information. KINDALE THRIFT STORE SALE We are at 2725 Patterson Ave., Armstrong; Dec. 16 to 23; sale 25 cents on all White Tags and 1/2 price on all Christmas decorations. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Ham and turkey meat draws Dec. 17 and 21, no meat draw Dec. 24, 28, 29. Executive meeting Dec. 16 at 11 a.m., Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Legion hours Dec. 23, 24 and 30, lounge closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 25 and 26 Legion closed. Dec. 31, lounge opens at 7 p.m. LOOKING FOR SOME LAST-MINUTE STOCKING STUFFERS? St. John Ambulance has some fantastic ideas for you! When you buy gifts from St. John Ambulance, you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting our Community Service Volunteers. Twenty-seven cents of every dollar spent at St. John Ambulance goes directly to Community Service Support! We are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 right up to Dec. 23 for your last -minute gift shopping. Check out our full selection of great first
Feature Event: Holiday Science Camps at Okanagan Science Centre
hat better way to spend the holidays than having fun while exploring science? Mix and match day camps run from Dec. 21 to 30, with engaging new themes such as “Energy DeLIGHT,” “Science of Cool” and “Take it Apart!” Don’t miss out on the seasonal science fun! To register, call 250545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park. For more information, see www.okscience.ca aid kits and supplies at our Vernon Training Centre. We’re at 1905 – 47 Ave., one block South of Silver Star Road at 20th Street. OYAMA ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 189 Christmas party Dec. 16, turkey dinner at 6:30 p.m., music by Art Taylor at 8 p.m. Preregister by Dec. 14. Call 250-548-3521. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with monk Gen Kelsang Sanden Dec. 16 from 7-8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. The topic for this class will be “Mahamudra - discovering the blissful mind.” Drop- in class. Fees adults $10, students and seniors $5. For info www.dorjechang.ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. Take note: next class Jan. 20. DINNER BANQUET SPONSORED BY FGBMFI OF CANADA Come and hear Ron Peters’ amazing testimony and how a miracle touch from God changed his life forever. Dec. 16 at 6 :30 p.m., The Red Barn Restaurant, The Shops at Polson Park. Tickets are $20 at the door, children 12 and under 1/2 price. Everyone welcome. OUTDOOR LIVE NATIVITY PAGEANT Dec. 16 and 17 at 150635th St., 7 and 8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Experience the joy of that first Christmas when the meaning of Christmas comes to life. Free admission, but food bank donations welcome. Choir performances, live animals, live characters, wheelchair-accessible, plenty of parking. For more information, see vernonlivenativity.blogspot.com DANCE AT THE ENDERBY SENIORS’ CENTRE Dec.16 from 2-4 p.m. The Wildwood Band is playing. Everyone welcome. WONDERCAFE.LIVE PRESENTS “40 Years of Greenpeace: What have we learned?” by Bill Darnell, one of the founding members in 1971. Bill will take us back to the first Greenpeace voyage, with photos, newspaper clippings, etc., and look at the things learned since then. He will also invite the audience to explore how they might use the ideas in their own lives. Dec. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m., Lumby United Church Hall. Info.: call Dave at 250-547-6368 SPRING FOREST QIGONG Tuesdays, Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. Beginners intro. 6:30 p.m., practice group begins 7 p.m.; Fridays, Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave., beginners intro. 10 a.m.; practice group begins 10:30 a.m. By donation. Are you tired of being tired? Are you tired of having no energy throughout your day? Are you tired of being stressed all the time? Learn more about stress and anxiety reduction techniques. Info.: Braden Karringten at 250-503-7658. TO ALL METIS CITIZENS Office open every Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for coffee and bannock at 2913-29th Ave. FRIDAY NIGHT RETRO ROLLER SKATING Roller skating is back, Fridays 7 to 9 p.m., Hassen arena in Armstrong, until Dec. 30. Rental roller skates available Call Armstrong Parks & Rec at 250-546-9456.
INFANT MASSAGE At the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. For info., call Connie at 250-542-7578. HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & INFORMATION If you are one of the many in the North Okanagan who is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need of confidential information, support and/or advocacy, call Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. SUBSTANCE AFFECTED GROUP Vernon Mental Health and Addictions offers a group for individuals experiencing a loved one struggling with a substance misuse issue. Learn about the complex issues of substance misuse/addiction, while increasing your capacity to support an individual struggling with substance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, please contact Vernon Mental Health and Addictions at 250-549-5737. SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU The Seniors Information and Resource Bureau is in the People Place, room 005, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. For seniors information, please call 250545-8572, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our website at www.socialplanning.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $6.50 to $8, steak dinners $9; and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go directly to local charities. CARCINOID CANCER SUPPORT GROUP If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, HALINA SENIORS CENTRE please 3310 - 37th Ave., Vernon B.C. 250-542-2877 c a l l Joanne Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 545Doors Open @ 11:00 am • Bingo starts at 1:00 pm 3967. 10 GAMES FOR $2500 SAFEWAY VOUCHERS.
3 CASH BONANZA GAMES. 1 ODD/EVEN GAME Payout for ﬁrst bonanza is based on the number of cards sold. The 2nd and 3rd bonanza games are worth $10000ea.
Minimum play 6 cards $10.00. • $1.00 for each additional card.
Everyone Over 19 Welcome! Canteen On Site Open From 11:00 am - 3:30 pm Gaming Licence: Licence #34105
Who’s using your prescription drugs? In a recent study,* 20% of teens said they had taken a prescription drug in the past year to get high. Three quarters said they stole it from home. This can be dangerous and possibly deadly. For the tools you need to prevent this and to learn how to talk
to your kids about prescription abuse, go to CanadaDrugFree.org
Partnership for a Drug Free Canada
*Source: CAMH Drug Use Among Ontario Students 2009 study
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Community Calendar DECEMBER 16 WEIGHT AND SEE DROP-IN PROGRAM Weekly program will be held Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon for families at the Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses will be present to weight and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. There will be information available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. For more information, call 250-549-5721. VERNON TABLE TENNIS CLUB Meets Fridays at Halina Centre, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call Ron Dickey at 545-1842. MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP Meets Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Peer Outreach Centre, 3100-28th Ave. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. Call Patricia, 558-6900; Gail, 260-3879. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON FRIDAYS Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) open meeting, noon at Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Lumby group, (X) open meeting 7 p.m., Catholic Church, 2202 Park Ave. (X) open meeting at 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon (H) Handicap Access. (X) No Access. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Fridays at noon, unit 3, 2810-48th Ave. (VTC back room). Open to the public, topic/ discussion meeting, wheelchair access. Friday Nite Naturally High meeting at 8 p.m., room 003, 3402-27th Ave., the People Place basement (open, basic text meeting, wheelchair accessible). Call the 24-hour hotline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more information.
DECEMBER 17 OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Dec. 17, dance to the music of Rutland City Limits at The Legion, 4609-29th St., 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. (great rock and roll). Contact Dot at 250-542-4042 by Friday if attending so seats can be saved. No cover charge. Dec. 18, Christmas wine and cheese afternoon at Cheryl’s at 3 p.m. Bring your favourite wine, cheese, crackers and a friend. Call Cheryl at 250-558-5722 by Saturday if attending. Non-members welcome. Dec. 20, dance to the music of Cheaper than a Porsche at the Army and Navy Club, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. (great rock and roll). No cover charge. Contact Dot at 250-542-4042 by Dec. 22 if attending. Dec. 24, snowshoeing at Silver Star. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 for details. Dec. 25, merry Christmas to all! Dec. 31, dancing at Checkers Bar, 3914-32nd St. Dancing at 8:30 p.m. to the music of The Goods, a great rock ‘n roll band. No cover charge. Meet at 8 or 8:30 p.m. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 by Dec. 30 if attending. GIFT WRAPPING AT GALLERY VERTIGO On Dec. 17, please join us for a gift wrapping escape! For a small donation (suggested $5) have your gift wrapped in an environmentally conscious and unique way. We’ll have volunteers on hand to wrap your prezzies with artistic flair using donated wrap and embellishments and unique gift wrap we’ve created. You sit back, put your feet up, sip cider and munch cookies...leave the holiday madness behind. Gallery Vertigo is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon, across from Nolan’s Drugs. Please use the side entrance under Krause Jeweller’s awning. For more information call 250503-2297 or see www.galleryvertigo.com BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon. For all who are grieving, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a job, a home, please join us. For more information, please call 250-545-0797.
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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Meat draw every Saturday at 2 p.m. All members and guests welcome. MEAT RAFFLE AT THE LUMBY LEGION Every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE Saturday meat draws at 3 p.m. Help us help our community and have fun, too! DANNALANKO DRIVE DEAD ENDERS HOST FUNDRAISER Fifth annual Christmas fundraiser Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for B.C. Children’s Hospital at the Junction Cafe, Armstrong. Entry by donation. Entertainment by Blu and Kelly Hopkins, Danielle Prince and Tracy Jones. NEEDLES UP! The Vertigo Knitting Circle meets at Gallery Vertigo from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Knitters of all experience levels are welcome. Resident knitting gurus Janet Armstrong and Allison Griswold will help you get started or help you over hurdles. Cost is a $5 donation which supports Vertigo’s SMARTIES family drop-in art program. Coffee and cookies are served. Home baked goodies are invited. Bring your yarn and needles and join us! We are upstairs at Suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. DUPLICATE BRIDGE The North Okanagan Bridge Club meets Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Halina Centre. Canteen open Tuesdays and Thursdays. All bridge players welcome. Call Pat at 260-1300 for information. For learning games, call Ollie at 558-3709. AA MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. (H) Open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 Street, Vernon. Meeting,” closed, 8 p.m. (H) at Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., enter off 26th St. Meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 320527th St. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) No handicap access. FREE HOT LUNCH FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS For families with children zero to six years: Saturdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for free nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. YOUTHGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more info. e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. Contains current information important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www. vernonanimalcare.com THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feeling lucky today? Check out our meat draw Saturdays at 3 p.m. FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Do you have trouble controlling your food? We are a fellowship of individuals recovering from food addiction. No dues or fees. For more info., call Sylvia at 250-548-3346. JOIN THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT VERNON every third Saturday of every month in a mutual exchange of ideas, promoting a resource based economy. It is a global volunteer based, leaderless, scientifically designed, economical, sociological and environmentally conscience methnod of global resource management, without
the structure of government, ruling classes, money, war and most other aberrances that currently and historically dominate our life. Want to learn more? Go to thezeitgeistmovement.com or contact at email@example.com or 306-4012. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE Fun time meets Saturdays 12:30 to 4 p.m., Halina Jewels meet Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 542-2877. ROBO BROTHERS AT OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE Vernon brothers Hudson and NelsonSchier have been creating robots for the last four years, competing regionally and internationally as the team Robo Bros. They will be appearing at the Okanagan Science Centre, a proud sponsor of Robo Bros, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. to present their award-winning collection of dancing and soccer-playing robots. Robo Bros first competed internationally at the RoboCupJunior Games in 2009 in Austria, and continued to represent Canada at the 2010 competition in Singapore and in the 2011 competition in Istanbul. When they took home the World Championship title in Istanbul this summer, it marked the first time a Canadian team has ever won the honour.
UPCOMING SCHUBERT CENTRE HOLDS CRIB TOURNAMENT Dec. 18. The cost is $10. Games (17) begin at 10 a.m. Please register by 9:30 a.m. The Coffee Shop is open for your snacks and/or lunch. For inquiries phone 545-6240. OKANAGAN-SHUSWAP SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION Meets every third Sunday at 1 p.m., Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Dena Findlay at 546-6223 or Lorna Carter at 546-3318. FOOD DRIVE IN ENDERBY TO FILL CHRISTMAS BASKETS The Enderby Trailblazers Pathfinders Club will be going door to door Dec. 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to collect non-perishable donations of food to fill baskets that will be given to people in need in the community. For more info., call Heather at 250-503-1926. HALINA CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER TURKEY BINGO Dec. 18. Doors open 11 a.m., bingo 1 to 3:30 p.m. There will be 10 games for $15; Safeway vouchers, three cash bonanza games, one odd/ even game. Payout for first bonanza is based on number of cards sold. Second and third bonanza games worth $100 each. Minimum play six cards $10. Everyone over 19 welcome. The Canteen is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Halina Senior Centre is at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. For further info call: 250-542-2877. SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS Dec. 18 at 4 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church. Come enjoy the story of Christmas with favourite Advent and Christmas hymns and carols. Share this wonderful story with your whole family and friends. ELKS MEGA MEAT DRAW Dec. 18 at the Elks Lodge, 3103 -30th St .(across from Greyhound). Meat draw will be Turkey and Ham, 50/50 Draw, variety meat basket, and free draws for Christmas all afternoon. Concessions available. Everyone welcome: members and non-members. Doors open at 1 p.m. Meat draw 2 p.m. Come join us. All monies go to children and charities in Vernon. ANAF LADIES AUXILIARY MEETING Dec. 19; executive at 5:30 p.m., general at 6 p.m.; at 7 p.m., dinner and party, pins and awards. SMART METERS AWARENESS MEETING The presentation, will cover what BC Hydro is not telling us about the smart meters they are planning to install. Come and find out what we can do to protect our health and our rights. Dec.19 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30) at 2913- 29th Ave, Vernon. See www.citizensforsafetechnology.org or e-mail to CSTVERNON@hotmail.com for more information. THE VERNON STAMP CLUB MEETS The third Monday of the month. Next meeting Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Buy, sell, trade and auction. All welcome. For more information, call Roy at 542-4127.
GRILL Guests are Welcome SPITFIRE Tues - Thurs: 11-2 •Fri-Sat: 11-8pm LIVE MUSIC
• Dec 16: Don Herting • Dec 23: Cheaper Than A Porsche
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER SPECIALS • Dec 16: Baked Pork Chop Dinner • Dec 23: Barbeque Chicken Dinner
Spitﬁre Unit #5
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH KEVIN KIENLEIN Saturday, December 17
Cocktails at 6 pm • Steak Dinner with Salad & Dessert at 7 pm Reservations for Group Seating • 250.542.3277
BEST MEAT DRAWS IN TOWN
Sat, Dec 17: Turkeys & Hams Wed, Dec 21 & 28: Regular Meat Assortment Sat, Dec 24 & 31: NO DRAW
DARTS • POOL • SHUFFLEBOARD ANAF #5 LADIES AUXILIARY HALL RENTALS • CATERING • BBQ
Inspection Service Don Ingraham, WETT Certiﬁed 250-542-9225
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FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
3908 - 27th St, Vernon â€˘ 250-545-7700 www.faithbaptistvernon.com â€˘ Pastor Larry Dyck
3300 Alexis Park Drive 250-545-0797 www.trinityvernon.ca
10:30 am Morning Worship Service (nursery care available) Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study & Prayer Time
Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling AfďŹ liated with the PAOC of Canada
Sunday Worship 10am Wed. Bible Study 7pm Friday Coffee House 7pm
Seeking Spiritual Roots?
The Centre for
Awakening Spiritual Growth
Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry
Alexis Pk. Dr. at 32nd Avenue â€˘ 250-542-8613
CELEBRATING EVERY SUNDAY 10:30 TO 11:45 AM AT: THE SCHUBERT CENTRE - 3505 - 30th Ave., VERNON
Youâ€™re always welcome at the
A Place to call â€œHomeâ€? 3508-25th Ave â€˘ 545-7978
December 17 Blue Christmas Service 2pm December 18 Sunday Service 10 am December 24 Christmas Services 7 pm & 10 pm
* Live Music * Joyful Messages * Reiki/Healing Circle Following Service w w w. t h e c e n t r e f o r a w a k e n i n g s p i r i t u a l g r o w t h . c o m
VERNON FAMILY CHURCH
Pastor Dithmar Molzahn
Enjoy traditional services with organ & choir in a friendly, welcoming congregation
Church of God of the Bible Sunday School - 10am Worship Service - 11am Sunday Evening Service 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm 5921 Star Rd. - corner of Silver Star and Star Rd. Come and worship with us a welcome to all!
Welcome to P.V. Church
9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing 10:00 a.m. - Worship service Sermon: â€œAnticipating the Profoundâ€? - Speaker: Rev. Betty Marsh
Church of God
6161 P.V. Road
We believe in the unity of all believers, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Hero here!
English Church Service 10:30am Spanish Church Services Sunday 5 - 6pm & 6 - 7pm Pastor Al Perry 250-542-7435 h â€˘ 250-545-7043 c
4312 - 25th St, Vernon â€˘ 250-542-7894 â€˘ Pastor Gary Glanz
Sunday Services 9:30 am German Service 10:30 am Worship Service (English) No Evening Service This Week Wednesdays Bible Study & Prayer 7:30 pm www.vcfvernon.ca
Vernon Christian Fellowship
OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall
Sunday, Dec. 18th at 6:30 pm Christmas Potluck at 5:30pm 3412 - 15 Avenue, BC V1T 6N9 t: 250-545-5941 f: 250-545-5117
For information on advertising in the Church Directory call Lynnaya 250-550-7916
10:00 AM FAMILY WORSHIP
PEACE LUTHERAN ELCIC 1204-30th Avenue 545-5787 Fax: 545-2267
with coffee between the services
2607-27th Street 542-1276
Mass: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 8:30 am 7:00 pm
Weekly Fellowships, College & Career, Youth
Pastoral Staff: Clint Batchelor & Erol Bortucene
Sunday: 9 & 11am
Sunday School Christmas Service 4506 - 29th St 545-2927
SUNDAY 10 AM
Kids Worship Time and Sunday School ages 2 -12
Saturday 6:30 pm Sunday 9:30 & 11:11 am
Stuart McKnight Come celebrate with us! This Sunday 10:00am
â€œThe Giftâ€? Presented by Kings Kids & Preteens
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:30pm 3906 35A Street / 250-542-4135 www.alexisparkchurch.com Members of the PAOC
ALL SAINTS Anglican Church WELCOMES YOU! 3205 - 27th St. â€˘ 250-542-3179 allsaintsvernon.org
2601 - 43rd Avenue 250-545-7105 www.vernonalliance.org
Pastor Richard D. Schulz
For information on advertising in the
Church Directory Call Lynnaya
VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH
Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays
1st Sunday of the Month No 7:00 pm Mass
10am Worship Holy Communion & Sunday School
Pastor Fred & Christina Cardinal 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959
Hope, Joy, Peace, Love @ Christmas Part 3 - Peace Christmas Eve: 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 & 6:30pm Christmas Day: No Services December 31: 6:30pm January 1: 10:10am All are Welcome â€œHelping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followersâ€?
7:45 am Traditional Eucharist (BCP) 9:15 am The Table* 11:00 am Choral Eucharist (BAS)*
OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH 10102 Middleton Drive Coldstream â€˘ 542-1276
Mass: Sunday 10:30am 1st Sunday of the Month Sunday 7pm Mass
*with Sunday School only at 9:15 & Nursery for both
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Community Baptist Church 4911 Silver Star Rd. â€˘ 542-4028
Join us Sunday 10:00am Spending time in Worship and Godâ€™s Word
Toddler Care available Sunday School for ages 3-11
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News HELPING KIDS
LEGION LENDS A HAND
Akbal Mund (left) and Jerry Bifano (right) presnt $1,965 to Doug Ross, Ann Holmes, and Shayne Wright, with KidSport. The money was raised during a Halloween dance and it will help children participate in sports.
Hobson remains as chair
In our Friday, Dec. 30th edition of The Morning Star we will celebrate the babies born in 2011.
Morning Star Staff
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There are no leadership changes within the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Kelowna Coun. Robert Hobson was acclaimed as board chairperson while Lake Country Mayor James Baker was acclaimed as vice-chairperson. The board consists of 12 voting members, including representatives from the District of Lake Country and the North Westside Road area. Hobson and Baker were acclaimed during the board’s inaugural meeting Monday.
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Heather Pettit (middle) with the Animal Care Society accepts a $5,200 donation from Scotiabank employees Tracey Olson (left) and Courtnay Arnold, raised during the October silent auction at the 30th Avenue branch.
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Harmonizing Yoga, Body and Spirit Alba Healing Arts is a yoga studio. Our classes honour the ancient wisdom of yoga while also bringing a fresh twist of joy to every class.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 4 pm. Tea and scrumptious snacks, door prize draws. Pop in and receive a two-class yoga pass. For more information and specials, visit our website www.albahealingarts.com
250-550-7058 • 3401B - 31st Avenue, Vernon Look for the tall wood doors across the parking lot of the downtown Safeway, behind K&K Books
Free Parking and Santa Downtown Saturday, December 17th
Family Owned & Operated
Free Parking every Saturday until December 24th
EZ Carve Festive Hams
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With or without rind Made in-store Low Salt
Right from our Smokehouse
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Help support our local food banks. Bring a food bank donation.
Come and get a taste of Filipino Cuisine!
Baked Goods “Diner Style” Breakfast & Lunch
Gift Certiﬁcates Available
Mon.-Fri. 6am-2pm • Sat. 8am - 7pm • Sun. 8am - 4pm
Eat in • Take Out • Catering 2810 33rd Street, Vernon
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Gift ldeas & Gift Certiﬁcates Available
Hours: December 12 - 16, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm December 19 - 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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*Please note the clinic is closed for massages until January 3, 2012
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of those 1,100 per month are children and youth 18 years old, or younger. Their most-needed items are milk, meat products, baby formula, diapers, breads, boxed grains (rice, cereals, pastas), peanut butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, school time snacks, soups, and pasta sauces. Some of the most Eric Foster effective food drives come not from individuals, but businesses and other organizations. The Salvation Army happily provides bins and other support; all you have to do is spread the word – and don’t forget to lead by example. And if you do get out and toast the season, please be safe. Not just because B.C. has the strictest impaired driving laws in the country – although we do – but because the worst-case scenario isn’t just a fine or suspended licence, but loss of life. That’s far too great a risk. Wherever the festive season finds you – best wishes, Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas! Visit Eric’s website at www.ericfostermla. bc.ca
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viduals and organizations dedicated to helping those less fortunate around Vernon and Lumby. But they need our help. One of the most prominent charitable organizations in Vernon is the Upper Room Mission. You’re probably aware of them, but you may not know their history; an entirely made-inVernon society, its roots date back to a “drop-in coffee house ministry” in the 1970s. (Their full and colourful history is a great read on their website.) From drop-in coffee 40 years ago, Upper Room has come a very long way. Today, it offers counseling, runs a thrift store, and serves three hot meals a day, sometimes to standingroom-only crowds. It’s a great organization that helps a lot of people every year – but they can’t do it alone. Upper Room Mission has a dedicated staff, but relies heavily on volunteers and donations – everything from food and clothing to good old-fashioned (and tax-deductible) money. It all helps. The Salvation Army runs a food bank in Vernon as well. The House of Hope also has a long and rich history in town, helping over 1,100 people a month for over 25 years. That’s a large number for a community like ours – and if that’s not enough to inspire you to help, consider this: a third
TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Accent L 5Dr Auto/2012 Elantra L 6-Speed/2012 Elantra Touring L 5-Speed/2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed/2012 Santa Fe 2.4L GL Auto/2012 Veracruz GL FWD with an annual finance rate of 2.9%/2.9%/0.9%/0%/0%/0% for 84/72/72/72/72/84 months. Bi-weekly payment is $100/$122/$114/$156/$175/$194. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $1,719/$1,562/$474/$0/$0/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Elantra Touring L 5-speed for $17,294 at 0.9% per annum equals $114 bi-weekly for 72 months for a total obligation of $17,768. Cash price is $17,294. Cost of Borrowing is $474. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ΩFuel economy comparison based on combined fuel consumption rating for the 2012 Accent 5Dr Auto (4.8L/100km), based on manufacturer’s testing and 2011 AIAMC combined fuel consumption ratings for the sub-compact vehicle class. ‡AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Best Compact Car awarded to the 2011 Elantra Sedan. ʈFuel consumption for 2012 Accent L 5Dr 6 AT (HWY 4.8L/100km; City 7.0L/100km)/2012 Elantra L 6-Speed (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.8L/100KM)/2012 Elantra Touring L 5SPD (HWY 6.4L/100km; City 8.9L/100km)/2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2012 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD (City 10.4L/100KM, HWY 7.2L/100KM)/2012 Veracruz GL FWD (HWY 8.5L/100KM; City 12.7L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer’s testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ∞Purchase or lease a new 2012 Santa Fe GL 2.4 Auto and you will be entitled to $1,000 factory to dealer credit. Factory to dealer credit applies before taxes. †ʕ∞Offers available for a limited time on models, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. πBased on the November 2011 AIAMC report. ʆGovernment 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ∆See your dealer for eligible vehicles and full details of the Graduate Rebate Program. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.
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ANDRES Audiotronic 200 - 3107 - 48th Avenue, Vernon 250-542-3000 Village Green Mall • 250-542-1496 ALEXANDERS BEACH PUB 12408 Kal Lake Road • Vernon, BC 250-545-3131 ARDEN TILE 2800C 45th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-2272 ARMSTRONG PHARMACY #5 - 3300 Smith Drive • Armstrong Store: 250-546-3169 Pharmacy: 250-546-3195 ART KNAPP PLANTLAND 6325 Hwy 97 • Vernon 250-542-8881 ASKEW’S FOODS Smith Drive • Armstrong 250-546-3039 BAGS N’ ALL Village Green Centre 4900 27th Street • Vernon 250-545-9811 BETTY LOU BOUTIQUE 3401 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-503-5547 BLAST FROM THE PAST ANTIQUES 3100 32nd Street • Downtown Vernon, BC 250-549-2929 • 1-877-29BLAST BRENDA HALA’S PHOTOGRAPHY & FRAMING 3001 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-542-3010 BREAKAWAY FITNESS #220, 2801 35th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-5561 CHICKEN LITTLE CHILDHOOD OUTFITTERS (2008) INC. 4407 29th Street • Vernon, BC 250-549-1221 COBS BREAD 107, 4800 Anderson Way • Vernon 250-260-3733
CORNER OPTICAL 150, 4400 32nd Street • Vernon 250-545-3318
GREGORY’S FINE JEWELLERY 3107 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-545-7570
COUNTRY WEST SUPPLY 3155 Pleasant Valley Blvd • Armstrong 250-546-9174
HAGEMANN JEWELLERS 3119 - 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-1528
DESIGNERS GALLERY #304 2520 53rd Avenue • Vernon, BC 250-542-5955
JC BRADLEY JEWELLERS 4900 27th Street • Vernon, BC (Village Green Centre) 250-545-4944
EBENEZER’S 3110 29th Avenue • Vernon, BC 250-542-0980 ELECTRIC PAPER COMPANY 3105A 31st Avenue • Vernon 250-558-1910 ENDERBY PHARMACY 513 Cliff Avenue • Enderby Store: 250-838-6469 Pharmacy: 250-838-0502 FABRICLAND 5509 - 24th Street • Vernon 250-542-0338 FAIRWEATHER BINGO 1015 Fairweather Road • Vernon 250-558-6919 • Prize Line 250-558-1599 FERMCO PARTY SHOPPE 2812 - 27A Avenue • Vernon, BC 250-549-2002 FORGET ME NOT SCRAPBOOKING 4705 29th Street • Vernon 778-475-5679 FURMANEK JEWELLERS Corner of 30th Ave & 31st St • Vernon 250-549-3737 GABRIELLA’S HAIR, TANNING & ESTHETICS #109, 3334 30th Avenue in the Sun Valley Mall • Vernon 250-549-1515 GENIER’S APPLIANCES 2205-48th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-0664 GOLD N’ TIME JEWELLERY #106 - 3334 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-7997
Many Great Gift Giving Ideas SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND FRUIT MARKET and GARDEN CENTRE 250-542-7614 250 542 7614 • O On H Hwy. 9 97, ,
LA CREME CLOTHING COMPANY LTD 3003A 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-558-1108 MARC’S FOOTCARE & DISCOVERY SHOES 3008 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-260-3898 PET PLANET E580 - 4400 32 Street • Downtown Vernon 250-558-5514 RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD. 3303 43 Avenue • Vernon (Beside Safeway) 250-542-3132
TEETER TOTTER TOYS 3416 Coldstream Avenue • Vernon 250-503-1234 TIM HORTONS 3905 32nd Street • Vernon 250-260-3533 14 - 2601 Highway 6 • Vernon 250-260-7740
2501 58th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-6583
DOWNTOWN 3417 30th Ave. • 250-542-8167 SHOPPERS DRUG MART 3417 31st Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-542-3371 SIMPLY BASKETS, HOME & GIFT 3414 Coldstream Avenue • Vernon 250-545-4474
VERNON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 800 Kalamalka Lake Road • Vernon 250-542-0151 VINTAGE CHIC ANTIQUES 732 - 39th Avenue • Vernon 250-503-8539 WEARABOUTS #195, 4400 32nd Street • Vernon Vernon Square Mall 250-260-4076
STUSSI SPORTS 4823 Silver Star Road • Vernon 250-542-4141
WOK NOW EXPRESS The Shops at Polson Park #290 2306 Highway 6, Vernon 778-475-5757
STYLES ON MANE 3413 - 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-5307 SUBCITY DONAIR #113, 5100 Anderson Way • Vernon 778-475-6005
SMITH DRIVE • ARMSTRONG 546-3039
SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND On Hwy. 97 • Vernon 250-542-7614
5205-25th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-5922
SAFEWAY • VERNON SQUARE 4300 32nd St. • 250-542-2627
Making the Holiday Delicious for 82 years
SUBWAY Fruit Union Plaza #107 3101 Hwy 6, Vernon 250-545-7776 4400 27th Street, Vernon 250-558-5911 Landing Plaza #114 5301 25th Ave, Vernon 250-503-0616 Village Green Centre 4900 27th Street, Vernon #12 3300 Smith Drive, Armstrong 250-546-6362 #5 802 George Street, Enderby 250-838-9876
Anderson Crossing #102 5601 Anderson Way • Vernon 778-475-5775
A WARM GIFT GIVING IDEA! 4 LOCATIONS IN VERNON TO SERVE YOU 3905 32 St 250-260-3533 14 - 2601 Highway 6 250-260-7740
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Brenda Paul (left), Alice Shaw and Judy Keckalo, with the Order of the Royal Purple, present $4,000 to Kevin Arbuckle, with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The money will go towards the emergency and pediatric departments at the hospital.
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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL Certain alliances and/or relationships that you’ll be establishing in the year ahead will prove to be extremely fortunate for all parties. The mutual reinforcement will pay off for everyone.
PUZZLE NO. 203
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Because your financial aspects are looking so encouraging at this time, you should look for new ways to better your lot in life. Don’t waste this chance.
HOW TO PLAY: Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box. 110224
ACROSS 1 Hoarse 6 Dough raiser 11 Make a difference 12 Oahu attire 13 Festoons 14 Egging on 15 Exasperates 16 Gambling stake 17 Painted tinware 18 Haul 19 Dud, to NASA (hyph.) 23 Settles up 25 Spooky 26 Vaccine amts. 29 — -craftsy 31 Maximum 32 Mork’s planet 33 Leggy bird 34 Fabric meas.
35 Simon and Diamond 37 B&B’s 39 Sasquatch cousin 40 Mr. Hammarskjold 41 “Typical Male” singer 45 Zen riddle 47 Fairway clump 48 Threaten 51 Civil 52 Recites 53 Hospital staffer 54 Why? (2 wds.) 55 Out-of-date
DOWN 1 AM/FM device 2 Ring-shaped reef 3 Actress Meryl 4 Writes 5 Birthday no. 6 Round dwelling 7 Oregon city
8 “How — — do ing?” 9 Heat source 10 Barge pusher 11 Shopping plaza 12 Bean-sprouts bean 16 From Vienna 18 Homer’s instrument 20 Too suave 21 Grating 22 Probabilities 24 Sighs of relief 25 Keenan or Ed 26 Rabbit 27 Hudson Bay tribe 28 Mini-play 30 iPod download 36 Compares 38 Clowns’ props 40 Some parents 42 Wall climbers 43 Our, in Tours 44 Ra’s symbol 46 Not taken in by 47 Lady of Spain 48 I, to Wolfgang 49 Electrical unit 50 Handle roughly 51 Orange seed
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Some kind of financial matter that you’ve viewed with distaste could make an abrupt turnaround for the better. There’s a lesson to be learned from this. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) A role reversal is likely to take place between you and someone who has long served as your instructor. You have some valuable information that they will want to learn from you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) A pleasant surprise could be in the making for you. From out of nowhere, a debt or a reward that you thought would never be met will be paid in full. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Although you might not be very lucky on your own, someone you’re with will be, and this person’s good fortune is likely to rub off on you. Choose your companions with this in mind.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Smoother sailing is finally ahead, because the measures you take are likely to instill harmony in several areas of your life that have proven to be a bit tempestuous lately.
HORMONES Q: I am having problems with sleep, sex drive, hot ﬂashes and weight gain. What can I do? A: These are just a few symptoms of hormone dysfunction. You need hormone testing (saliva or blood tests) to identify imbalances. Treatment includes the use of bioidentical, plant based hormones that closely duplicate hormones your body produces. Natural hormones also slow the aging process.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Wishful thinking might not be a frivolous pastime if it influences you to transform your fantasies into realities. Make your dreams count for something. CANCER (June 21-July 22) It’s OK for your mind to operate on a philosophical level, because it could make you more effective and able to see past the mere outward appearance of things.
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Bridge by Phillip Alder WITH A PREFERENCE, SEND SUIT PREFERENCE Lester B. Pearson, a former Canadian prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner who died in 1972, said: “When you’re special to a cat, you’re special indeed; she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand.” That is so true. If you show a cat warmth and affection, the cat will reciprocate. When signaling at the bridge table, you show or deny preference for a particular suit. Earlier this week we looked at attitude signals. But we also have the suit-preference signal.
It was originally devised by Hy Lavinthal to solve this type of deal. How should the defenders card to defeat four hearts? Despite 12 high-card points, the North hand, with its 4-3-3-3 distribution, is worth only a gameinvitation, not a game-force. And, yes, South might have made a slam-try over three hearts. North could have held the spade ace-king, diamond king and club jack (or club shortness). West leads his singleton club. East wins with his ace and cannot be sure that the lead is a singleton. However, it ought to be clear from the dummy that there is little point in returning another suit. And just in case the lead is a singleton, East should give
a suit-preference signal with his return. As his entry is in the higher-ranking spades, not in diamonds, he should lead back the club jack, his highest remaining club. West will ruff and, if enjoying one of his more lucid moments, will shift to a spade. The second club ruff defeats the contract. Purr-fect defense!
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Albert James “Papa” Proctor It is with great sadness that the family of Albert James “Papa” Proctor announces his passing, at the age of 89, on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Kamloops Senior’s Village in Kamloops, British Columbia. Albert was born in Conquest, Saskatchewan, January 25, 1922. As a child he enjoyed riding in the stagecoach with his grandfather around rural Saskatchewan. He moved to Saskatoon as a young boy, where, in need of some pocket change, Albert caddied for players at local golf courses. It was during this time that the seed for his life-long love of the game was planted. In the end, he was not only a skilled golfer, but also a sage in its ﬁner points, thanks to his exposure at an early age. He spent countless hours sharing his knowledge of the game with his children and grandchildren while on the course.
Alfred Edwin (Fred) Faris
Dec. 1, 1922 - Dec 16, 2005 We seldom ask for miracles, but today just one would do, to have the back door open, and to see you walking through.
After excelling at Thornton School and Tech Collegiate, Albert went to work on his uncle’s farm, in the late 1930s. It was here he developed his enduring love of horses that would be with him all his life. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a mechanic in Great Britain during the Second World War. He’d spend many hours regaling his grandsons with stories from the war, be they tales of ﬁxing planes, or shenanigans on base. To this day, he could accurately recall the names of all the people and events while overseas.
Leona, Carol (Ernie), Glen, Cora-Lee (Gerry), Andrew (Angie), Lindsay (Ron)
Upon returning home, he met the love of his life, Margaret McEachern. The two would enjoy 64 years of marriage; Margaret was at Albert’s side in his ﬁnal hours. The couple brieﬂy relocated to Hamilton, Ontario, before returning to Saskatoon in 1951. In 1964, they moved their family to a new house on Mountbatten Street in Montgomery Place. Albert took advantage of the vast property and developed a passion for gardening. In that yard he hosted many family gatherings, ones that are fondly remembered to this day.
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A tile setter by trade, many ﬁne tiles around Saskatoon bear Albert’s handy work, including the mosaic on Walter Murray Collegiate. When he and Margaret retired to Vernon, British Columbia in 1989, Albert continued to tile his own personal pieces; ones he gladly shared with family and friends. It was then that he took to crafting birdhouses as well.
Apr. 24, 1933 - Dec. 17, 2004
Albert and Margaret enjoyed 21 wonderful years at the Sandpiper retirement community in Vernon. They busied themselves with card games at the clubhouse, traveling with neighbours to bowling tournaments or babysitting their many grandchildren. When alone, Albert and Margaret often engaged in rousing games of Scrabble and cribbage, or tended to their garden. Known for his good-natured charm and amiable demeanor, Albert was a reserved but indelibly warm presence at the many family gatherings he hosted. In his private time, he devoured many a book on history and philosophy and enjoyed watching horse races on television. A loyal husband to Margaret, and caring and supportive father and grandfather, Albert will be dearly missed. The loneliness without you, The ache deep in our hearts; We’ve nothing left but memories, With them we’ll never part.
Albert is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; his children: Richard (Margaret), Robert (Debbie), Patricia (Sheldon) Bitz, Judith (Kent) Hartshorn and Pamela (Rob) Doherty; his grandchildren: Francine, Brad (Michelle), Corrine (Dave), Lori (Leif), Amanda (Andrew), Gillian (Josh), Jon (Janice), Tyler, Rebecca, Jordan, Katie and Brendan; great grandchildren: Dominic, Janelle, Graham, Jackson, James, Erik, Greta and Leela. Albert is predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Anne, along with his seven siblings: Bertha, Anne, Violet, Edward, Douglas, Wilfred and Arthur.
You are in our daily thoughts, and loved forever, till we meet again.
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The family wishes to thank the staff at Kamloops’ Senior’s Village (Long term residential care) for their wonderful care of “Papa” over the past few months. A special thanks to nurses, Becky and Martin. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Kamloops, BC.
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Martin J. Wilson We regret to announce the passing of Martin James Wilson on Dec. 12, 2011 at Vernon, B.C. at the age of 75 years. Martin has resided at the Wilson Ranch on Westside Road, on the Okanagan Indian Reserve all his life. Survived by his brother, Percy Wilson, Penticton and sister in-law Evelyn Wilson, Vernon, and his sister, Margaret (John) Marchand, Vernon. Godson, Casmir Tonasket, Penticton. Nephews, Pierre Wilson, Philip Wilson, Rusty Wilson, Randy, Bernie (Sherry) and Lane (Christine) Marchand, all of Vernon. Two nieces Anna Tonasket, Penticton, Lavinia Wilson, Vernon. Numerous grand and great grand nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral service to be held on Friday, December 16, at 11A.M. at New Horizon Hall on West Side Road, Vernon. Interment to follow in Komasket Family Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Dignity Funeral Home.
Casimir Felix With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Casimir Felix on December 13, 2011 in Enderby, BC at 94 years of age. Casimir will be sadly missed by his wife Edna; eight children Lyle, Val, Stan, Cass, Agnes, Steve, Laureen and Yvonne; eight grandchildren; sister Marge Dennis; brother-in-law Chris Paul; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Casimir was born November 26, 1917 to Agnes and Gabriel Felix in Salmon River, BC. He enjoyed living his whole life in this beautiful area. Casimir loved spending quality time with family and all the great outdoors offered. He broke wild horses, worked river drives, and was a proud 20 year Champion Log Roller. In his later years, Casimir was often found enjoying stick games. Funeral Service at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Enderby Reserve, BC). Father Anthony Ackerman ofﬁciating. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
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Sue and Ted were quietly celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary week at Hospice when Susan Jane McArthur passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family when she passed away on December 14, 2011 at the age of 82. She was ﬁrst a wife and a mother, grandparent, sister and aunt, and a good friend to many. She is survived by her devoted husband, Ted; sons, Stuart (Lorraine) and Robin (Lori); daughters, Diane Bekker (Ben), Kim Haslebacher and Ruth McArthur; sisters Dolly Pressaco, Marge Dyck, and Sister-in-law, Wenonah Frisby; Brother, Jim (Marie) Anderson; Grandchildren, Christopher McArthur (Erin), Bradlee McArthur, Melissa McArthur (Burke), Stephanie McArthur, Stephen McArthur, Sheena McArthur (Mark), Daniel Petty (Carrie), Erica Petty (Adam), Jaye (Jeff) Quesnel, Robyn (Ryan) Weisbrot, and Deanna Bekker (Antoine); great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Jordan, Trinity, Sierra, Gabrielle, Zander, Danaicia, William and Dawson. Susan was predeceased by her eldest son Dalton and sisters Vera and Evelyn. Sue will be missed by her family and many friends. Sue grew up in the Kootenays and lived throughout B.C. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Philp for his compassionate care and to the Vernon Hospice House staff and volunteers for their kindness. There will be a memorial service on December 19, 2011 at Trinity United Church at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations can be made to the Vernon Hospice House or the Cancer Society in memory of Susan Jane McArthur. Arrangements for cremation are being made by Bethal Funeral Home.
We sadly announce the passing of Elsie on Saturday Dec. 3rd at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at age 92 ~ known as Grandma Toot to all her family. Elsie was born in Camrose, Alberta Feb 24th 1919, the tenth child of Charles and Anna Erickson. She was predeceased by all her siblings, husbands Joe Sugden and Don Sanders, also her son Walt Sugden and grandson Gary Ferguson. She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Ferguson) Kereliuk and husband Terry, daughter in law Bonny Sugden Carr, step-son Frank Sanders, grandsons Sandy Ferguson and David and Michael Sugden, 7 great granddaughters and two great great grandchildren. Also by her good friend Bobbie Kerry. As a young lady she owned her own Hair Salon in Vancouver – later married with two children she took up the care of those who were elderly. She joined Vancouver General Hospital in Bam¿eld section. She passed with honors to become a LP Nurse. Mom was a bright star to anyone who needed her loving encouragement to reach their goals in life. She took in Lucie Burgess to become a teacher and others to go into nursing. Elsie was a most positive and happy person - she will be loved and greatly missed by all who knew her. A big thanks to Canterbury Court and her newest friend Katrina Wildeman while in hospital. She was “ One of the Angels Among Us”. A summer memorial will be held at her request. In lieu of Àowers, memorial donations in Elsie’s name may be made to the Salvation Army or Vernon SPCA as would be her wish! Bye mom - you will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.¿schersfuneralservices.com.
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WATTS, Roger Dennis With hearƞelt sadness, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of ROGER DENNIS WATTS on the morning of December 8, 2011, while on vacaƟon in St. Maarten. Born in Scotland on March 10, 1945, Roger was a welltravelled child having lived between Britain, Canada and California before moving to Africa in 1953. He fondly remembered his youth spent in Rhodesia and South Africa prior to his return to Canada in 1958. CompleƟng a law degree at the University of BriƟsh Columbia, he then embarked on a long and successful career in law Įlled with unbridled passion. Known by all who had the opportunity to spend Ɵme with him as a man of compassion, energy and generosity, he truly savoured each day and lived life to the fullest. He lit up any room he entered with his unabashed, hearty laughter and his infecƟous enthusiasm for life. A true romanƟc, he embraced his dreams as well as the dreams and passions of those around him. He is survived by his wife Sandra, his sister Lenise, his cousin Penny, his Įrst wife Sandra, their children Roger and Robyn and his grandchildren Alex, Madeleine, Taylor and Maxim. He will be deeply missed, forever in our hearts and always with us in spirit and laughter. Please join us for a memorial service for all family, friends and colleagues to celebrate Roger’s life at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna. Guests from out of town wishing to book accommodaƟon at the Grand may refer to the “WaƩs Friends and Family” event when booking. In lieu of Ňowers, memorial donaƟons in Roger’s memory can be made to the Roger WaƩs Memorial Fund at the Central Okanagan FoundaƟon. The fund, established by Roger’s friends and family, will support a scholarship in Roger’s name. For more informaƟon, or to give on-line, please visit www.centralokanaganfoundaƟon.org or call the FoundaƟon at 250-861-6160. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiƟng www.springĮeldfuneralhome.com, 250860-7077.
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Driver Sales Representative Required The Armstrong Regional Cooperative is looking for a positive, conscientious, respectful, energetic, selfmotivated, ﬂexible, team player (phew!) to provide excellent customer service to our existing and future customers. The successful candidate will be a grade 12 graduate who is computer literate, with good interpersonal & sales skills and will excel at working in, and nurturing, a cooperative, supportive and team based environment and must have above average organizational and planning aptitude. The candidate will be a strong communicator and will excel at preparing accurate paperwork with exceptional record keeping skills and the ability to working closely with ofﬁce staff. And yes, the candidate will be delivering fuel 24 to 60 hrs per week (including nights and weekends when necessary) and must have a clean driving record with a minimum Class 3 with air license. Please bring your positive attitude, resume and drivers abstract to apply in person at 973 Otter Lake Cross Road, Armstrong during business hours or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a more convenient time.
ARMSTRONG REGIONAL COOPERATIVE
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN CORPORATE OFFICER / HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Reporting to the Administrator, the Corporate Of¿cer / Human Resources Manager is responsible for the statutory duties identi¿ed in Section 198 of the Local Government Act (Corporate Administration); managing the Regional District’s human resources / labour relations functions; overseeing Freedom of Information requests, records management, bylaws, agreements and other legal documents; performing the duties of Chief Election Of¿cer for local government voting opportunities; and providing advice on matters requiring interpretation of the Local Government Act, Community Charter and other relevant legislation. This position offers an annual salary range of $90,672 to $100,217, as well as an extensive bene¿ts package and compressed work schedule. A list of quali¿cations, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at www.rdno.ca. Applications, quoting Competition No. 11-16 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 to: Human Resources Regional District of North Okanagan 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Fax: (250) 550-3723 e-mail: email@example.com Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.
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1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 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 Grass/Alfalfa Hay, 1st cut, no rain, $6/bale, (250)379-2051 Grass hay, $5.00 bale. Large bales, no rain, barn stored, exc. horse feed, whole oats $0.12/lb. Located in Armstrong. 250-546-6422. 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 for sale Timothy & Alfalfa $5/bale (250) 547-6334 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Horse Hay, small squares, also Barley Straw 1(250)5588210
Toy Poodle Puppies, champion sired, non-shedding, well socialized, 250-275-1626 Wanted: Siamese Seal point kitten - female. Reasonable price. (250)546-9399 Yorkie pups,12 weeks, parents reg,6lbs. Shots & health guarantee. $800. 250-379-2223.
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.
LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED PART-TIME MEAT CUTTER
SUPER A LUMBY. Fax resumes to 250-547-2028 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted: Experienced Line Cook at The Italian Kitchen. F/T position. Drop resume at 2916 30th Ave, Vernon BC. (250)558-7899
Farm Services WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL
Farm Services BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME
BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS
SUSSEX Insurance in Vernon is now Hiring. Open 9 to 9.. 7 days a week. Looking for Level 1 Agents, with Experience with all ICBC transactions. Competitive Renumeration and Beneﬁts Package available. Open availability a must. Please email resumes attention; Shell Schroth at email@example.com or in Person, Inside Your Vernon Walmart. Walthers Enterprises Ltd/ B.C. Motor Products the Okanagan’s largest used car dealer, requires experienced auto technicians. Journeyman rates paid where applicable. A great opportunity for the right individual. Contact Ron Epp - Service Manager at 250-545-0594 or submit resume/application in conﬁdence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail SEEKING gas station supervisor in Falkland. $15/hr, Fulltime, Resume to email@example.com
Electrical Apprentices Journeymen wanted large projects in Vernon Salmon Arm. Resumes firstname.lastname@example.org
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Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 MAN AND PICKUP Handyman 35 years exp. Ref’s avail. Joseph 250-308-2773 Registered Careaide seeking live-in position. Prefer own suite. Vernon (778)475-1980
Alternative Health Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy Marcel Mallette, Registered Acupuncturist. 7639 Silver Star Rd. Vernon 250-260-3892
A little extra cash always helps at Christmas! Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. BX RT 101 - Mutrie & 39 Ave Available now RT 98 - Bighorn & 17 St Available now RT 46 - 35 Ave & 10 St Available now
ALEXIS PARK RT 31 - 34A St & 42 Ave Available Dec 11 MISSION HILL RT 66 - 52 St & 25 Ave Available now
RT 73 - 42 Ave & 25 St Available Dec 23
LUMBY RT 602 - Catt & Grandview Available now
RT 81 - 40 Ave & 11 St Available Jan 1
RT 604 - Park & Bessette Available now
Intermediate Accounting Position Westwinn Group, the leading all welded aluminum sport¿shing boat manufacturer located in Vernon, BC. We build a full range of boating products and services that deliver fun, excitement and reward to the millions of anglers around the globe. www.harbercraft.com and www.king¿shermultispecies.com Position Overview Reporting to the Chief Operations Of¿cer, this position is responsible for ¿nancial statement preparation including processing of journal entries, regulatory ¿lings, variance investigation, cost accounting and reconciliations in a highly regulated manufacturing environment. You will be part of a dynamic, hands-on team with a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You will be motivated to grow in your role and broaden your experience skill set. Accounting Responsibilities: • Financial statement preparation, consolidation and variance analysis for multiple companies • Cost accounting for manufactured products • Various GL account reconciliations • Preparation and processing of journal entries • Maintain the capital asset schedules • Support COO with budget and year end preparations Requirements: • Completion of or completing a College/University program in Accounting. • Ability to identify process improvements and opportunities for streamlining • Strong MS Of¿ce skills • Positive attitude with excellent interpersonal & communication skills • Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines • Cost accounting and ERP experience in manufacturing considered an asset This position is eligible for the Service Canada Youth Employment Strategy – Career-Focus. Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/newprog/ career/shtml for speci¿c criteria. Apply to: email@example.com on or before January 5, 2012.
Cleaning Services Immaculate Cleaning Concepts, residential & ofﬁce cleaning services, meticulous, thorough & dependable, reasonable rates, excellent ref. Call Shelley 250-253-7716
Countertops CALL MIKE’S ELITE Countertops- All Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Marble and all natural stone products. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We offer a special every month, call Mike to ﬁnd out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Road.
Fireplaces Financial Services EQUIPMENT FINANCING. Private funds available - new or used equipment. $15,000 to $500,000. Call Al at 250-6755185, cel 250-253-1689
Home Care Looking for full-time work in child care or elderly care in Vernon. Valid driver’s license.
CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Conﬁdential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
Animal Care Society
ALLSWELL DELIVERY Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service. Truck, Dolly, Ramp, Driver. Affordable Solutions. Call Scott (250)306-0133 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
Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-306-5706
SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
250-260-0110 Financial Services
ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY 10 am to 1:30 pm
Residential & special occasion cleaning, home/ofﬁce organizing, de-cluttering, Xmas & special occasion decorating. Bondable. 250-309-3178
Pets & Livestock
MATCHED set HD Horse Harness with breeching bridles lines colored spreaders in good shape. Call 250-7652173
For all your Furnace, Fireplace &Wood heat needs. Call Dean W.E.T.T. Certiﬁed, Licenced Gas Fitter. 250-540-3828
Moving & Storage Live-in Certiﬁed Caregiver
Legal Services Contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info
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Pets & Livestock
Merchandise for Sale
Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES 5min from Armstrong, Open Sat & Sun 10am-4, or by appt. Barn full of Quality Antiques, 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) 250-546-2529
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.
Building Supplies Buy Direct - Special Orders www.rouckbros.com 1-800-960-3388 Rouck Bros. Lumby BC Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 36x58 - Reg $21,900 Now $18,800; 48x96 Reg $48,700 Now $41,900 Source# 1KD 800-964-8335
Fruit & Vegetables
APPLES MACS JONA GOLD GALA
at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 2800 45th Avenue Meet our “Better Than Free” Kittens and Adult Cats
37¢lb. 39¢lb. 49¢lb.
Many more varieties
Coco is still waiting for her forever home.
LOCAL JUICE CARROTS 10 lbs. 2.50
DISCOUNTS ON LARGE ORDERS Open 7 days a week • 7am - 7pm
PLEASANT VALLEY FRUIT 7885 Hwy 97A, Vernon
ADORABLE SHIHTZU X Puppies. Available mid January. First shots, vet check included. $500.00. 250-542-3077 Bichon Pups, ﬁrst shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 Bichon Shih Tzu X Pups, ﬁrst shots, dewormed, litter trained, quiet dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-5177579 Black lab X pups, 8 wks, 1st shots, $325 250-547-9206 DANDER FREE Turkish Angora Cross Bangle Kittens 4 mths old $300 (250)718-5056 MISSING-CAT, 1yr old light grey and white tabby, neutered male named Casper, has tattoo in ear, missing since Monday morning. Please check your sheds, garages and any spaces that were opened Monday- He’s young, friendly and curious BUT ITS COLD AND WE MISS HIM TERRIBLY. Please call Chris or Roxanne (250)503-0683. 250-306-7364 IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS Pet safe kit (2 pet safe static collars, instruction DVD, 70’ u/g wire) $39.99 250-308-7554 PRESA Canario Puppies for sale. Fawn Ready to go. 4/fm & 1 male $500 250-299-1053 Purebred, Chocolate & Black Lab puppies, 1st shots, vet checked, Ready by Christmas. $550, 1-(250)547-2555
Firewood/Fuel Apple wood $210./cord, Fir $210./cord, mixed $175./cord. delivered. (250)546-3505 Firewood for sale, cut to length, split and delivered $150/cord or $100 truckload. (250)308-4661 lv msg. 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. Dry, We load. You haul. (250)5456461 Fir, Pine and Other mix $150/cord. Split & delivered. Min 2 cords 250-938-0804
Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Oak Bistro 30” Round Counter height Table, 4 Swivel Chairs, like new $350 (250)545-7772 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
SWISS Mountain Dog pups for sale. $750 includes de-worming and ﬁrst round of vaccinations. Call or txt Kent @250-241-1111
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003
HEAVY DUTY ROUND BALE FEEDERS
PANELS & GATES
% 10 OFF
SECURITY FENCING 10’X6’
Country West Supply
3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION A-Z Renovations
No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.
• Renos • Repairs • Home Projects • Kitchen • Bathroom • Electrical • Plumbing • Carpentry • 25 Yrs Exp
• Renovations • Siding • Rooﬁng • Framing • Decking • Kitchen/Bathroom For all your renovation needs
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HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Reasonable Rates. Seniors Discount. Free Estimates. Call Doug
~ Commercial ~
(250) 379-2076 or (250) 308-0386
Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
Insured * References * Guaranteed
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.
Hoe and Bobcat Services
Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work
CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT
BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780
Electrical Services Ltd
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT
• We will hang your Christmas lights • Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Sofﬁts • Exterior Painting
( 250 ) 542-4492
ROOFING Glendale Rooﬁng & Renovations Seniors Discount - Free Estimates We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price
Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193
LICENSED AND INSURED
RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL
Septic & Water Lines, Drain Tiles, Snow Clearing, Corral Cleaning, Livestock Burial & more!
TWO OLD GUYS with a HOE ~ Residential ~
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SNOW SHOVELLING & LIGHT PLOWING SERVICES
TUB TO SHOWER • CUSTOM SHOWERS • TUBS VANITIES • COUNTERTOPS • SINKS • FAUCETS • TOILETS ACCESSORIES • TILING • DESIGN • PACKAGES
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QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.
DRYWALL DAVIES DRYWALL CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL ALL KYLE 250-308-4663
All Your DRYWALLING Needs Drywalling, Taping, Spraying, Dropped Ceilings, Steel Stud Framing NO HST Call Attila: 250-546-6282
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• Residential •Commercial
RENOVATIONS • New Construction • Service Upgrades • EEmergency SService i C Calls ll 18 years in business • Licensed and Insured • Free Estimates
TIM FITZGERALD 260-1320/938-0638
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Fall Yard Clean-Up â€˘ Leaf Removal â€˘ Pruning â€˘ Lawn Mowing etc.
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SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS
Repaints our specialty! â€˘ Walls â€˘ Doors â€˘ Windows â€˘ Trim â€˘ Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates â€˘ www.timetopaint.com or
Kalamalka Painting European Trained Residential/Commercial
â€œMan of many coloursâ€?
No boiling! No bottles! Worry-free water since 1998
BUSINESS DIRECTORY QUESTIONS?
WINDOWS & DOORS
250-550-7900 GOVERNMENT â€œFor all your window and door needs GRANTS - WE CANwindow DO IT!â€? $70 per
Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location
NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7
Let the ladies do it!
~ Interior Painting ~ Color Consultations ~ Design Ser vices
CLASSIFIED TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT
Garden Equipment SNOWBLOWERâ€™S: Toro 5hp, 24â€? $200.; Sears 5hp 23â€? elec start. $300.; 250-307-0009
Heavy Duty Machinery 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 www.okmobility.ca
Misc. for Sale
BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259
4â€™-6â€™ Christmas trees $15 delivered in Vernon (250) 5428670 4ft BIRD HOUSES, Tall old barn wood and vintage decorations, some from old mining ghost towns. Prices vary $75-$135, (250)542-0364 Citizen 13â€? CRT TV with remote, low usage. Great for kidâ€™s room, exercise room, etc. $25. 250-558-7848 Coin Investor Looking to Buy Large Collection, Silver, Gold, Olympic Coins 250-863-3082 FOR Sale 2009 Horizon Treadmill CT7.0 privately used $500.00 ďŹ rm 33â€? ďŹ rebox electric ďŹ replace complete with wood mantel. asking price $550.00 OBO 5 leather rollaway ofďŹ ce chairs asking price $30.00 EACH Rollaway cherry laminated computer desk asking price $100.00 OBO PH: 250-558-0458 I-Pod Classic. New in box. $250 obo. (250)542-5698
Misc. for Sale Jerryâ€™s Antiques & Things CLEARANCE SALE! 25-50% OFF Most Stock NO HST 1000â€™s Vinyl Records 10/$10 STILL BUYING ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES! 809 George Street Enderby, BC (250)838-0644 Jetted tub $175, O64 great saw $350, garage & electric opener $200, Craftsman Lawn tractor (250)549-8075
Stihl door 11hp $400
PEROGIES homemade, ďŹ nger pinched 3-kinds, homemade Cabbage Rolls, 250-545-3667 POOL, Darts, Foosball, ShufďŹ‚eboard, Ping Pong and more - Weâ€™ve got what you need! Vernon store (250) 542-2054 OkanaganPoolTables.com TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 Walker with brakes, seat etc. $120, 4 nearly new snows 185 75R 14 on 5 bolt Honda Accord rims $350 545-5993
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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
Mobile Homes & Parks Coyote Crossing Villas PHASE 3 NOW OPEN 10 mins. to downtown Vernon, Boat Launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, Oâ€™Keefe Ranch just minutes away. Custom order your new home today!
Stereo / DVD / TV PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm.
Apt/Condo for Rent
For Sale By Owner
1&2bdrm, adult building, Downtown, f/s, $600-$750./mo Avail now. 250-260-8454
2bed 2bath condo, balc, gas fp, U/G park/extra storage, 5 appl. near Schubert Ctr/shops, no pets, no rentals, immediate possesion. 250-545-2983
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Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 WE will Pay 6.5x for silver coins. Can., US. Also buying gold. 778-932-2316
WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Discover the Secret!
MOVE IN INCENTIVES
MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Centre Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available
1 + 2 Bdrm Apartment, +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl.
2 Bedroom Suites from
980 / month
Rare 1 Bdrm Suite
REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE
Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown From $700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!
For more information call
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.
GREEN VALLEY ESTATES
2 Bedroom suites from $850.00. Recently renovated suites with new in-suite laundries, security entrance, good central location.
1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking and Coin Laundry • No Smoking
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: A New Tradition of Quality Living
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 www.rentinvernon.com 2bdrm 1bath, NS, close to Downtown, sm. pet ok, $885 +hydro. 250-307-6174
Half-month free rent with a 6-month lease.
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 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500
A MUST SEE
1 Bedroom Apartment
2BD, Top Floor, Mountainview Place in Vernon. Avail Jan 1st, N/P, $800+util. 764-0570
… 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
Armstrong updated 1bdrm ground level,off street prkg. Avail now. 250-317-1333
Cozy 720 sq. ft. 1 bdrm garden apt., appliances & hot water. N/P, available immed.
To view, call
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
250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977
On Site MANAGERS 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773
1bdrm apt, excellent location, D/T, bus route, avail Jan 1 $650/mo. (250)275-3137 1bdrm, East Hill avail Jan 1 hardwood ﬂrs, n/s n/p. Also Bachelor suite. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, No Smoking. Available February 1st. $650.00 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $650/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223.
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
Enderby, Hillside Apartments, 1bdrm, walk to downtown. $500./m incl. util. Call Alex @ 250-545-3813 FABULOUS 1 Bedr Condo on lake Okanagan. Fully furnished, Washer & Dryer, 2 LCD TV’s, underground parking, and SAVE ON SUMMER RATES, 403-474-1111. Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$550-$650, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lumby 2bdrm apart w/ garage, n/s, $850 util incl. Avail Jan 1/2012. 250-547-8993. 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. 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
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. Mission Hill, 2 suites, 2bdrm upper & lower $800 - $900, Avail Now. UTIL INCL N/S, N/P, W/D. 250-306-6996
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 main ﬂoor, d/w & partial bsmt with w/d, lge 10x30 deck grt view, parking, fenced yard, pets neg, non smokers Refs. 1200 util. D.D 1-250-554-7890 or 250-309-3613 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 2 houses, 2bdrm; & 6bdrm on 1 acre lot, downtown Vernon, n/p more info @ 250-545-9063 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1150.incl util. 250-558-3664 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1450 w/d, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm farm house $1200 +util, available immediately 250-549-2310 3+bdrm, older rancher in Armstrong, large fenced yard, well behaved pets welcome, all appls. new & incl. Avail Jan 1, $1200/mo+util + 1/2 mo deposit, 250-503-4806 3bdrm on Deep Creek Rd, wood heat only includes ﬁrwood & hydro. Avail Now $950.+DD, RR (250)832-7875 3 bedroom farmhouse. Ok Landing area. Pets/horse ok, Pasture for rent also. Avail Dec 1. $1300./mo. (250)5423276
For rent 11900 Coldstream Creek Rd, Coldstream, 3bdrm, 1 bath. Rent negot. For info & inquiries call 250-262-9711 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 Lumby 2.5bdrm, gas heating, close to schools, $950/mo. Call 250-547-2238
Misc for Rent Large insulated 2 car garage for rent, lower BX. $300 month. 250-351-4511.
Mobile Homes & Pads 1 Read This Avail Immed, 2 or 3bdrm mobile,lakeview, beach access, wood stove, Westside Rd, rent neg. 250-542-0060 2 bdrm, 1bath, + den/ofﬁce, $650. n/p, n/s. Close to downtown. 250-549-5054. 2bdrm mobile, $650/mo. In Lumby or 5th Wheel $500/mo 250-309-6361, 250-547-6362 In Lumby 2 bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, $650. Phone Tom at 250-503-7044 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
Homes for Rent
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.
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• Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV.
RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrnm - close to downtown - N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066
1/2 DUPLEX, Coldstream, Jan 1, 2bd, 1ba, W/D, AC, N/S N/P; Lge fenced Yd. $900/mo; + util; 250-830-0052; email@example.com 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, $1050 +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 3-bdrm Bright Clean, 2nd ﬂoor close to downtown, np ns adult $950. incl.util. 250-306-4088 Lumby 2-bdrm + den, 2 bath, $935.; 2-bdrm 1 bath $835.; incl util.n/s n/p (250)547-9297
1 Bella Vista, 3bdrm, beautiful view, clean, 5-appl, ﬁreplace, private, lrge yard, carport, shed, rent negot. Avail immed 250-542-0060 2bdrm, well maint., fenced yards, deck, carport with workshed $1000 incl/util 542-3309
AVAILABLE January,01 Two bedroom condo in Vernon (Bela Vista area). Enclosed garage and storage room, 5 appliances, and separate laundry room. No smoking, small pet ok. $1000.00mth. References required and minimum 1 year lease. Please contact Nicole at 250-547-0210 or 250-3060843 if interested. Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1&2bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.
CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS 1 & 2 bdrm, close to Downtown & Schubert, N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066
• 2 bdrm bsmt suite close to city centre. Laminate ﬂooring, small storage, fenced part yard, pets OK. $850 incl. utilities. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $950 rent & $200 utilities.
HOUSE RealEstate Rea l E st a te REVIEW OPEN WEEK-END DRIVE ARMSTRONG
COLDSTREAM 3780 Schubert Road Sunday, 12:30-3:30 Road 6192 Learmouth Starting at $299,000 Sunday, 11:00-11:30 BELLA VISTA $549,900 6828 Cameo Drive North Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $785,000 EAST HILL
2009 - 19 DESERT COVEStreet 729 - 7 Avenue Sunday, 11:45-12:15 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $319,000 $253,000 ENDERBY OKANAGAN LANDING 294 Old Salmon Arm Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 1000 Snowberry Road $349,000 Sun, Wed, Thur, 11:00-3:00 FOOTHILLS to $399,896 $367,838 7024 Apex Drive Sunday, 2:00-4:00 $729,000
FOOTHILLS OKANAGAN LANDING 1437 Red Mountain Place Sunday, 1:00-3:00 121, 5484 - 25 Avenue $499,900
MISSION HILL 1706 - 43 Street Saturday, 12:00-2:00 $298,000
8022 Aspen Road $99,000 Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $669,000
OKANAGAN LANDING 1000 Snowberry Road - The Breeze Sun-Fri, 11:00-4:00 $367,838 to $399,896
The Real Estate Review returns on Sunday, January 8, 2012
LAVINGTON 6408 Lavington Way Sunday, 12:30-1:45 $339,900
SOUTH VERNON 1, 5484 - 25 Avenue Sunday, 1:30-4:00 $87,000
9495 Angus Drive Sunday, 2:00-3:00 $299,900
1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. From $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 Room in shared suite, near Kal Lake, incl util, cable, int., w/d, d/w, patio, parking. Avail now, $500+DD. 778-475-2883
4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1850 + util,2 w/d, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 5bdrm, 1 bath, 2.5 acres, older home w/new ﬂooring & paint, OK Landing $1200/mo. Avail Jan 1. (250)542-6171 5-bdrm house, Coldstream, on acreage, all appl, n/s, pet ok, Avail now (250)558-8210 Ashton Creek Home, 4bdrm, 2.5bath, full bsmt, wrap around deck, 5appl, 30x40 3-bay shop & horse barn, 5acres, $1500/mo+util, n/s, Avail Feb 1, (250)838-7709 Cozy executive newly reno’d OK Landing log home in town, country feel, 2bdrm, 2 bath, n/s,n/p $1350/mo. 503-2227
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 1/2-WAY-UP Silver Star Rd. Loghome, 1-bdrm,daysuite, w/ sauna/shower, furnished, f/s, oven, micro, freezer, equipped kitchen, parking, priv/entry w/french doors, deck/bbq, util/sat/tv/net/localphone, $800 lv-msg, (250)558-2906 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $925. w/d. avail now. 250869-9788. 1bdrm clean, $550. 2bdrm $695. Incl heat, hot water. NO DOGS. (250)542-9042, 250542-3241 1bdrm, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $675/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657 1bdrm, close to ammenities. NS, NP, $700. util incl. Avail now. 250-558-0707 1bdrm, in-suite laundry $650 incl. util.int/cable, n/p no drugs 250-275-0922, 250-307-4801 1bdrm, newly reno’d, util/int & TV incl. shared laundry n/s,n/p Jan 1st. $750. (250)558-5055 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564.
3BR,5BR houses for rent 1100/mo+util 250-309-2565
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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • GREAT LOCATION IN EAST HILL – Updated three bedroom home with fenced yard and pet friendly. RENT: $975.00 per month plus 50% utilities LOOKING TO MOVE? CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RENTALSVERNON.COM
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.
1308 - 43 Street Sunday, 1:00-2:30 $289,000
MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 108, 91 Middleton Way Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $434,900
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Cars - Domestic
Trucks & Vans
1-bdrm suite spacious & light, util/cable/internet, shared laundry, storage, near Tronson Bella Vista, n/s, n/p, $750, Avail Jan 1 / Jan 15 549-4242 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. 3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $1075. incl util, Dec 15 or ? (250)558-8243 BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon includes util 250-275-0665 Bright 2bdrm lrg bsmt, n/s, n/p,near Courthouse,$800 incl. util. Dec15/Jan1 250-558-0933 COLDSTREAM 2bdrm + storage room,own level entrance + parking, own laundry/hook up. $750+ 1/2util. 250 503-7028 Furnished bachelor suite, n/s, n/p, private ent., $625 + d.d. After 11am 250-549-2543. Mission Hill 2bdrm, large walkout suite. Yard, view, parking, covered patio, laundry. Close to school, park, N/S N/P, Avail. Feb 1, $700 +1/2util. 250-545-5932 New large 1-bdrm, in modern subd. overlooking Enderby. $600 incl many extras, ns/np, Jan1 or sooner. 250-838-2323 Studio suite bright & new, Allenby Way area, quiet, clean, suits 1, no smoking, np, F/S, w/d, Avail Jan 1, $575 util/incl (250)309-6199
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 email@example.com
Bikini Babe Brooke 21, Island Barbie Tia 20, Sexxxy, Friendly, Fun 250-938-7154
MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048
Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Motomaster Nordic icetrack winter tires, P175/70 R13, mounted on 4 bolt rims, used 1 season on older Honda Civic, tires & rims $200 obo 250545-2484 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.
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
250-545-2206 2000 Saturn. Standard, A/C, winter tires. Chris 250-8627763, 250-309-7603 $1450.
Cars - Sports & Imports
2007 Nissan Sentra Sedan
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
1994 Toyota Camry, 4cyl auto exc cond. Days (250)838-7278 weekends/eves 250-838-6306 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Motorcycles Looking for a Suzuki Motorcycle, 2006+up, black pref, 1800cc+ will trade, Excutive class A Motorhome, diesel, 250-308-0977, (250)545-4653
Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
2000 & 2002 Yamaha Mountain Max 600 Call Wade 250550-6364 or 250-549-2255
Sport Utility Vehicle
Cars - Domestic
2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4Dr
Trucks & Vans
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
2002 Pontiac Montana
IMPECCABLE TOWNHOME Bella Vista Bright, secure 3 bedroom, 3½ bath, single attached garage, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $ /mo + utilities.
2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
WALTHERS Enterprises Ltd.
250-545-2206 Work Van 2000 Ford E150 $1,750 OBO Shelving inside, used by electrician. Well maintained. New brakes, new tires. Good running order. Great deal. 250.308.7134
Sealed offers marked “6440” will be received at the Court Bailiffs ofﬁce, located at 3120 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. up to and including 11:00 am on December 28th, 2011.
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
1991 Prevost T/A Coach, Detroit Diesel Pusher, air ride, 50 passenger Bus, Allison 5spd transmission, am/fm cassette, lavatory, 3 TV monitors.
Scrap Car Removal
Call Pat 250-308-0938
OKANAGAN COURT BAILIFFS INC. offers for sale by sealed tender, interest of the goods of the following Debtor, William R. Smith, a director or ofﬁcer of the World Hockey Association Corp. carrying on business as Oliver Jets, which are purported to be:
For further information and terms of sale please view online at www.interiorbailiffs. com, “Court BailiffsArea 9.”
1 bedroom,1 bath Stacker laundry Private rural setting Small pet negotiable Non-smoker, non-partier $800/month, utilities & satellite TV included. 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. 1bdrm Downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $750./mo (250)260-3196 1bdrm, full bath, newly reno’d, n/s, avail Dec 15 $650 util incl.,Commonage Cr 307-8747 1bdrm, shared laundry, shared utilities, $500/mo 250558-3664 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 2-bedroom suite in Lavington. Beautiful country setting. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $650/month +utilities avail Jan 1st 250938-4529 or View at http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com 3bdrm, 2 bath, Alexis Park area, 5-appl, fenced yard. $900.+util. 250-545-8048 3bdrm house East Hill, shared laundry, $1200. incl/cable/util &int Pet friendly 250-545-9698 3Bdrm, upstairs, large home, n/s, pets ok, shared laundry, 1.5 bath, Armstrong area. $1100/mo +util. Avail Jan 1 (250)307-4919 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
2007 Pontiac G5 Coupe
Suites, Upper Lumby/Whitevale Large suite (850 sq ft)
1996 Dodge Dakota, v6 auto, 192K, new battery, well maintained, $4200. (250)838-7500 1998 Ranger XLT 4x4 Ext Cab, Auto. Box liner, tool box. New ball joints, brakes,battery, fuel pump & sensors, Studded Snow Tires all around. Dependable, Cheap to run. Nice truck $6900. 250-547-0081 2000 Ford F-150 super cab,4x4, only 72,000kms, fully loaded includes canopy and Winter tires. $9,850.00. obo. 250-549-9069 2003 Ford Windstar Sport, loaded, runs forever, sacriﬁce $2800 Firm 250-306-5539 2003 Tundra All Pro 4 x4, mint condition, canopy, 197,000 kms, standard cab, asking $14,500 (250) 549-6992 2006 Dodge Caravan, auto, v6 all power, cruise, senior, 93K, exc cond $8500.250-545-5993 2006 Ford F350 Lariat Crewcab, loaded, 4X4, offroad pkg, leather, 253,000 kms, ex cond. $16,400. Call 250-309 -8111 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.
BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best
Cuddly, Fun, Open Minded, + Size Beauty, 28, Jessica. 250938-7154 Lonely Need Healing Message! Baby Doll, Classy Private Studio. (250)548-3300
Swedish Massage, Sensual to Deep Tissue Exxxtreme Bliss. In/Out 250-307-8174
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COST LESS on the SWAN LAKE
2008 HONDA RIDGELINE EXL Roof, load, running boards, 72,900 kms
2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT
2006 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
Auto., A/C, PW, PL, PM, CD, keyless, 66,800 kms
6 speed, air, tilt, cruise, ESP, PW, PL, PM, 6 CD, 139,311 kms
2008 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 66 MPG B2451
AWD, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, roof, alloys, local, 8,100 kms
2007 HONDA ACCORD SE
2010 FORD FOCUS SES Auto., leather, sunroof, alloys, CD, spoiler, 47,000 kms
3.7 V6, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, power seats, roof, leather, 68,850 kms
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Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, alloys, roof, local, 98,200 kms
2008 ACURA MDX NAVI
2007 HONDA CRV EX-L
Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, keyless, local, 66,750 kms
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Auto, AC, PW, PL, PM, CD, XM, ABS, 6 air bags, 21,550 kms
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA CE
2011 SUZUKI SX4 5DR JA
Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, sunroof, leather, alloys 66,250 kms
32,900 Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, roof, alloys, hist., 65,150 kms
2008 FORD ESCAPE LTD
2008 HONDA CIVIC LX SR SDN
4 cyl., auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, alloys, roof, 65,455 kms
2010 HONDA CROSSTOUR
Auto., air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, CD, alloys, hist., 84,460 kms
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See dealer for details. Ø due at signing OAC.
2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4
N OW !
Auto, A/C, cruise, roof rack, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys WAS $18,995
* 16,987 OR $154B/W
2008 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD SR5 SPORT PKG 4X4
N OW !
Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, boxliner, tow pkg. WAS $25,995
** 22,995 OR $241B/W
2007 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X4
N OW !
Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, side steps, tow pkg WAS $16,995
** 13,969 OR $148B/W
2007 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD SLE EXT CAB 4X4
N OW !
6.6L, Duramax DIESEL, Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, tow pkg WAS $28,995
** 24,996 OR $261B/W
2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT 4X4
N OW !
Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, boxliner WAS $18,995
** 14,617 OR $155B/W
2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE STK#U5116.
Auto, A/C, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, roof rack WAS $12,995
N OW !
** 9,995 OR $107B/W
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING STK#U5398-1.
Auto, A/C, P/W, P/L, remote start, alloys WAS $8,995
N OW !
2004 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4X4
N OW !
Auto, A/C, clean, cruise, tilt, local, low mileage, alloys WAS $11,995
2000 FORD F-150 XLT SUPERCAB 4X4 STK#U5403.
5.4L, Low Kms, A/C, Tilt, Cruise, P/W, P/L WAS $10,995
N OW !
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1.39 SAUSAGE 1.19 375 GR EA. 1.09
PLUS DEPOSIT AND ENVIRO
ALL PURPOSE WHITE
YAMS CELERY LB.
JUMBO, MINI, I, ORIGI ORI ORIGINAL L
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PEAS, CORN, MIXED VEGETABLES, BEANS. ASSORTED VARIETIES.
BX BRAND SAUSAGE LYONER ............... /100 GR
GREEN GIANT FROZEN VEGETABLES
DESSERT BARS ORIGINAL CAKERIE, 1/4 LB. SLAB .. EA. 8.99
REGULAR AND CALORIE-WISE
ARMSTRONG CHEESE MILD OR MOZZARELLA .. /100 GR
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DINNER BUNS WHITE OR 60% WHOLE WHEAT ......DOZ. 2.79
TURKEY, CHICKEN, CORNBREAD
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500 GR EA.
OLD FASHIONED HAM FREYBE ...................... /100 GR
MULTI-GRAIN BREAD 450 GR ..................EA. 2.49
2 10.00 FOR
Fresh! LB. Fre from our in-store Bakery Ovens! Fresh
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LOCAL BONANZA BRAND. OLD FASHIONED QUALITY
SPLIT TIP REMOVED. LOCAL COLONIAL FARMS PRODUCT
CHICKEN WINGS GARLIC LINKS
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BUTT OR SHANK PORTION • BONE-IN. LOCAL BONANZA QUALITY HAMS. OLD FASHIONED SMOKEY FLAVOUR.
GRIMM’S, ASSORTED VARIETIES
SLICED, CRUSHED, DESSERT BITS, CHUNKS
SAUSAGE RINGS 375 GR
PORK LOIN ROASTS
SINGLE PRICE $5.49 EA.
SAUSAGE MEAT STUFFING BUTTERBALL.
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AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS
FROZEN • UNDER 15 LBS. WITH $50 GROCERY ORDER (EXCLUDING TOBACCO BONELESS. FRESH HORMONE AND TURKEY) LIMIT OF 1 PER CUSTOMER. FREE JOHNSTON PACKERS PORK OVER LIMIT PRICE: $1.79 PER LB. Butcher Boys Qualit y LB.
SALE EFFECTIVE FROM DEC. 16 - 24, 2011
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FOR 500 ML CHINESE MANDARIN
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5 LB. BOX
OPEN DEC. 24 FROM 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY & BOXING DAY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES
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