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Making a splash for the environment JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Frigid temperatures didn’t keep a group of local divers from going overboard to clean their community Sunday. As part of their winter solstice dive, several members of the Okanagan Dive Club went to great depths to clean up the lake bottom at the Vernon Yacht Club. “They got quite a bit of junk lifted off the bottom,” said Craig Williams, with the local yacht club. “It was worthwhile for sure.” Tools, keys, bottles and a cell phone were among the items retrieved from under the club’s docks, where the temperature was a chilling five degrees Celsius just at the surface. Although that might seem cold for many, for the divers decked out in dry suits it was actually warmer in the water than it was out. “It was a clear sunny day, a beautiful day for a midday dive,” said Claudio Furlan, Okanagan Dive Club member. “The dive was a success with each diver coming out of the water with their mesh bags full – cans, bottles, towel, pieces of boat, cell phone, boat squeegee, flag, hand tools, for sale sign.” Along with all the litter, the local yacht club is particularly sat-

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Claudio Furlan adds his haul to the collection of trash during the Okanagan Diving Club lake cleanup at the Vernon Yacht Club Sunday. isfied to see some potentially toxic items removed from the lake. “People are always dropping keys and cell phones and those are things with batteries,” said

Williams. “If it has a battery in it, it can leach out.” The divers even found a full size battery that fell off someone’s boat,

and will be returning to retrieve it with adequate tools. And the clean up is expected to become a routine event. “We’re going to do it on a regu-

lar basis now,” said Williams, hoping to get some divers back in the spring before the club kicks off the boating season with its annual boat show May 5 and 6.

Cedar bushes go up in flames RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The cause of a fire Tuesday is officially undetermined, but it wasn’t likely malicious. A row of cedar bushes went up in flames just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at 5000 27th Avenue, behind OK Builders. “We had lots of people who could see the fire,” said Dean Wakefield, an investigator with the Vernon Fire Department. “When those things go up, they go up. It’s spectacular when the fire starts hopping from one to another.” About 18 seven-foot-tall cedars were destroyed by the fire, which did not threaten any structures. “People in the area reported seeing kids with sparklers (before the blaze began),” said Wakefield.

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“I have found remnants of sparklers down the road and I have turned them over to the RCMP. It could have been caused by sparklers but I haven’t found exactly that.” Wakefield says that while the fire should not have occurred, there doesn’t appear to have been intent to start the blaze. There was another fire Tuesday but that case has been concluded. Coldstream firefighters responded to reports of a garage fire on Hymar Place, off Rockland Drive, at 2:38 p.m. “The bench and cabinets were on fire but the owner knocked it down with a fire extinguisher,” said Wakefield, who participated in the investigation. The cause is a soldering gun used by the owner.

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Mayor Rob Sawatzky joins an enthusiastic group of Okanagan College international students in filling Vernon council chambers with the sounds of Christmas carols Monday.

Arrest made in one robbery ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

RCMP have caught up with a suspect from a Dec. 4 robbery. An arrest has been made in connection with a robbery reported at the Husky gas station on 27th Avenue Dec. 4. A suspect has been taken into custody and was expected to appear in court Thursday to answer to charges of robbery. The 51-year-old man is a Vernon resident and is well known to the police. Meanwhile, officers continue to work on the other outstanding robberies in the city. The latest incident took place at Vantage One Credit Union (in the Landing Plaza) shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. A man approached a teller and handed over a note indicating he was looking for cash and possessed a weapon. “Our staff followed our security protocols, and the individual left the building quite quickly,� said Glenn Benischek, chief executive officer at VantageOne. Benischek said no weapon was produced. It’s believed the suspect fled the facility, located in the Landing Plaza, on foot. Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit

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Vernon RCMP continue to seek public tips on a robbery at VantageOne Credit Union on 25th Avenue Tuesday. issued a bulletin Tuesday stating the man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash which included new Canadian $100 bills with the plastic feel and security window feature. No one inside the branch was injured. “The staff is good,� said Benischek on Wednesday. “Support systems are in place and all staff are being attended to based on

their individual needs.� The suspect in the robbery is described as a Caucasian man, young-looking, fivefoot-eight, 165 pounds, clean-shaven with a square jaw, wearing makeup or powder on the lip area. He was wearing a dark olive green longer winter coat with fur around the hood area. There were four pockets on the coat, two in the chest area and two in the waist area, similar to a military-style coat. He was also wearing a black toque on his head, black gloves, black pants and brown laced-up shoes. It’s the second such description of a fur-lined hood being used in an attempted robbery. That description was given after an unsuccessful robbery attempt at Vern’s Pizza on 32nd Street Dec. 9. Since Dec. 1, there have been seven robberies or attempted robberies in Vernon. Five remain unsolved. Another person was arrested in connection with a pursesnatching at the Lake City Casino on Dec. 1. Anybody with any information on the robbery at VantageOne is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171. Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 1-800-2228477 or at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.

Two North Okanagan marijuana-grow operations have been put out of business. On Sunday, RCMP officers investigated a report of a possible marijuana-grow operation at a residence in the 600 block of Cougar Road, off Westside Road. “During the investigation members stopped a truck after it was seen leaving the area,� said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson. “As a result of that traffic stop, members seized 39 potted plants that appeared to be in transit to another growing location as they were not yet fully matured.� Two Kelowna occupants of the truck — a 22-year-old man and 54-year-old man — were arrested. “Police were able to get a search warrant for the residence. It resulted in the seizure of growing equipment and discovery of a hydro bypass,� said Molendyk. “This grow operation had the capacity to grow well beyond the number of plants seized and police suspect other plants had been moved prior to this search.� The two suspects have been released from custody for a court date in the new year. “The RCMP are continuing the investigation to gather evidence to support production and theft of hydro charges,� said Molendyk. Then on Tuesday, officers conducted an investigation into a possible marijuana-grow operation in the 1700 block of Eagle Rock Road in Spallumcheen. “The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 400 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and related growing equipment,� said Molendyk. “In this case, police have been able to identify the people involved in this operation but no charges are laid at this time.� The investigation into the Eagle Rock Road case is continuing.

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Sewer rates climbing for Coldstream users JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Efforts to flush out a new system of sewer fees have gone down the toilet in Coldstream. But rates are still going up. Coldstream’s sewer fees for 2012 will increase to a $56.45 base fee per quarter plus a consumption rate of $2.51 per cubic metre. The current rate is $54.19 plus $2.31 per cubic metre of consumption. Coun. Gyula Kiss had hoped to persuade his colleagues to adopt a truer user-pay system. But despite a datapacked presentation, he was unsuccessful in gaining much support. Kiss’ proposed system would see the quarterly base fee rise to $80, which includes up to 20

cubic metres, and an that 30 to 70 cubic metre additional $4 per cubic range which is genermetre of consumption ally families, which are after that (he says the going to pay the brunt true unit cost of it,� said of sewage Trevor Seibel, treatment is director of $4). financial “Since 83 administraper cent of tion. the customAlthough ers use 63 it would have cubic metres been a big or less per change to the Gyula Kiss quarter they system, Seibel pay $252 per has no issues quarter,� said with the proKiss, adding that the posed system. system, which the City “This is a big step of Vernon uses, is not to more of a true usernew. pay system,� he said of Those numbers Kiss’ proposal which represent a $40 to $45 would have generated annual increase for the Coldstream an addiaverage sewer customer tional $70,000 in rev– which happens to be enue. families. But some politicians “The majority of aren’t prepared to put consumers fall between the burden on families.

“We are actually going to penalize larger families and they have no choice, consumption is consumption,� said Coun. Peter McClean. “I think staff ’s recommendation protects those large families more than this one (Kiss’ recommendation) does.� Kiss defended his proposal, noting that having a larger family means more expenses in virtually every area of life, from groceries to clothing, water and sewer. Having her own family of six, Coun. Maria Besso supported Kiss’ proposal. “In this case, it really is fair,� she said, adding that families may be motivated to then fix leaky pipes and toilets.

The system being adopted in Coldstream, based on staff recommendations, will have a small increase to the low sewer users but a larger increase to the higher sewer consumers. An an example the cost in 2011 for a home

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News that significant repairs are needed at Vernon’s Recreation Complex has left some neighbouring politicians in shock. “Why hasn’t this thing come up before? It seems just like a total bomb,� said Coldstream Coun. Richard Enns. It was learned at the last Greater Vernon Advisory Committee meeting that $2 million in repairs are needed at the 46-year-old building. The most significant issue is the the dehumidification system,

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After 10 years of hunting, Vernon’s Donna Calver finally landed the big one Saturday ar The Morning Star office. Calver, along with sister Sharon Christiansen, lined up among a group of 50 people in front of the 25th Avenue building for a chance to collect a Gund Teddy bear as part of the publication’s holiday contest. Not only did Calver collect her 10th Teddy in as many years, she also had her name drawn for the $500 cash grand prize. “I’ve got the first one (bear), and everyone in between,” beamed Calver, who arrived just before 6 a.m. “It started out with the first bear, Sugarplum, and she was so cute. Every year, we’d just wait to see what the bear looked like and they were always so cute. Now I’ve got to line them all up and get a picture of them.” Calver says the $500 is already earmarked to cover her holiday shopping expenses. “That’ll pretty well cover it,” she said. To qualify for a bear, and get their names in

the draw, the first 50 customers had to show proof of $300 of purchases from a list of participating local stores. Wayne Wicklund, known more for his sniper skills in the local rec hockey leagues, showed up at 5 a.m. with father-in-law Cliff Lindskoog, taking the 17th and 18th places in the queue. “My wife started it out six years ago and the one year it was minus26, and she was like ‘You’re going from now on,’” laughed Wicklund. “It was warm when we got here, but an hour later it got cold and the wind came in, but now it’s better. “The bears are nice – limited edition – and they’re nice to have at home. We bring them out this time of year.”

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Darleen Barrette (above left) receives the first Gund Teddy bear from Morning Star sales representative Lynnaya Frasch Saturday, while sales manager Alan Tomiak (below) presents $500 to draw winner Donna Calver and her sister Sharon Christiansen during the annual Teddy bear event at The Morning Star.

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The head of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment is sending out Christmas thanks to all citizens. Supt. Reg Burgess expressed his thanks to everyone in the North Okanagan for their ongoing support of his detachment’s efforts to keep communities safe. “Your support and cooperation has helped lead us to a successful year of policing for our area,” said Burgess. “Unfortunately there will always be a need for police in our society, as crime is still happening.” Burgess said there have been 16,285 calls for service to his detachment from Jan. 1 to Dec. 13 this year. That’s down from 18,386 over the same time period in 2010. Burgess praised the support of our elected officials in providing resources, to the public who are willing to report crime, to be a witness or to call in tips and to all who just show positive good will towards officers, staff and volunteers. “These public actions have all been a key to continued success and improved policing services,” he said. “Our police officers, staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing fair and professional

“There is still a lot of work for us to do.” — Reg Burgess service, and we thank you for your ongoing support of our goal to keep the communities of the North Okanagan safe. “There is still a lot of work for us to do in our communities and public support is key.” Burgess extended Christmas greetings to all residents, and stated he hopes everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas. “Members of the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment along with North Okanagan Traffic Services, our auxiliary constables and our citizen volunteers will be out working many extra shifts to see everyone has a safe Christmas season,” said Burgess. “If you encounter our officers or volunteers out there a happy holiday greeting is always appreciated.”

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thousand words won’t bring you back, I know because I’ve tried; neither will a million tears, I know because I’ve cried – Anonymous This time of year, while it seems the rest of the world is full of cheer and merriment, there are many whose holidays just aren’t as bright. Whether it is a recent loss or one of years passed, the holidays can become one of the toughest times of the year. This is a time when we Jennifer Smith are supposed to be with the ones we love, yet it is the ones we’ve lost that we yearn to be with most. Memories of seasons spent with those passed renew a sense of personal grief and trigger sadness which often overshadows what is supposed to be a joyous time of year. While tears and grief are inevitable, don’t let those memories go to waste. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. It helps to share your thoughts with a kind friend or family member who is willing to listen. Or better yet, it is a great time to build on the memories you’ve made with a passed loved one. Perhaps there was a special tradition that he/she enjoyed most at this time of year – uphold that tradition and keep it close for comfort during your time of sadness. Like many families, Christmas has always been a special time of year for mine. With three of my grandparents no longer around to share the season with, feelings of sadness tend to creep into our holidays. But I always recall how special this time

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of year was to each of them. It wasn’t the gifts, treats or abundance of food that made Christmas merry, it was the company. Just being together was the best gift of all. We cannot take the gift of time for granted. Although hectic schedules can keep us from spending time with our loved ones, we should always try to make time to enjoy their company. Because there is no time left to spend once they are gone. That is the heartache most of us feel when we lose someone. We wish for one last embrace, one last smile, one last ‘I love you.’ The sudden passing of a dear high school friend recently caused such regrets for my friends and I as we wished we would’ve kept better in touch with him. But if any good can come of his passing, it is a lesson to us all to reach out and keep connected. It has also made us truly appreciate what we do have – each other. While many friends tend to part ways after high school, we have a solid little group that has kept connected. Despite all the petty drama between friends, and boyfriends, and in some cases even the distance of a thousand miles, nothing has weakened our bond. I’m grateful every day for these friends, as well as the many others that I’ve managed to stay in touch with (many thanks to Facebook). So as we all said one last goodbye to a special friend recently, our tears of sadness mixed with tears of joy to have each other. Rest in peace little buddy, forever in our hearts you will remain. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

Local governments are increasingly making efforts to reduce their environmental footprints, especially where it involves greenhouse gases. So what does it say to those municipalities when the top level of government is backing away from plans to be part of the global climate change solution? The Conservatives paid lip service to the problem when Environment Minister Peter Kent said Canada planned to “work toward a new international climate regime which will include all the major emitters.” Rather than continuing in a leadership position in this critical time of international co-operation and broad acknowledgement of the effects of climate change, Canada is saying it doesn’t want to play ball unless the U.S. is on its team. The U.S. has refused to join the Kyoto Protocol from day one for wholly protectionist reasons. That the Conservatives are choosing a similar path — eyes sharply focused on the revenuerich oil sands — shows more weakness than leadership. The fact China assumed a leadership position at the recent international climate conference in Durban when Canada, No. 8 on the polluters list, so clearly distanced itself from one, clearly indicates we’re moving in the wrong direction. The effects of climate change won’t get put on hold just because governments decide that for now, they must throw all their energies into economic recovery. Sadly, this step backward in Canada’s efforts to be part of the solution could have the net effect of reducing the long-term economic prospects. Ironically, the people making such decisions now likely won’t be around to witness the aftermath of their short-sighted choices. – Victoria News


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nother sports track? I find this extremely upsetting. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for encouraging the old and young alike to participate in as many physical activities as possible. However, the idea of spending $7.8 million on the proposed community sports facility seems completely ridiculous. We already have an oval in Polson Park. I have lived in Vernon for 37 years and rarely do I ever see that track being used. If anyone was to ever need use of the track, it is available almost 100 per cent of the time. If one desired to play soccer, rugby or any other field sports there are always many choices such as McDonald Park, Marshall Fields and the list goes on. To spend the huge estimated sum of $7.8 million to have more fields sitting empty seems a complete waste of tax dollars. Where is the demand for another soccer field or running track? The ones we have sit empty all the time.

DEAR SANTA You must know it has been a long time since I last wrote to you asking for a Christmas present. This time I am writing to thank you for continuing to be the wonderful elf you have always been. One Christmas Eve, a very long time ago, I was determined to stay awake until midnight, your stated arrival time. Snug in my bed, I listened and listened for the sound of sleigh bells and a scrunching of snow on our roof. In spite of my keen anticipation, I drifted off to sleep. In the morning I knew your sleigh had landed on our house because you had left one present for me and one for my brother. When my wife and I became parents, we were delighted to share in the Christmas excitement you inspired in our children. By looking at the world through their eyes, we were drawn back into your make-believe world. We now have a granddaughter and once again we are enjoying your ageless Christmas magic. Thank you, Santa! Have a wonderful Christmas, you certainly deserve one. Lloyd Atkins

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I encourage anyone reading this to make a phone call to Vernon Parks and Recreation and try to book a weekly ice time for hockey. If you are not willing to make the call, let me tell you what will happen when you do. All ice times in Vernon will be booked solid. If there is any time available it will be at 5:30 a.m. or 11 p.m. We have a severe shortage of oppor-

HOLIDAY SPIRIT The Enderby and District Lions Club kindly thanks the many individuals, organizations and businesses that so generously supported our 21th annual Children's Christmas Auction held Nov. 26 at the Paddlewheeler Restaurant and Pub. Your generosity is truly appreciated by our members, and by the recipients for the funds raised. We also would like to thank the patrons that came to buy the goods and services. We proudly announce that this project produced over $12,800 that will be largely used for the children of Enderby and district. John Pavelich FABULOUS FATHER I am so proud to say that Wayne Lippert is my father. I have always looked up to him, and hope that I can one day be half the person he is. Always there to give a helping hand, a voice of reason, hard working. I watched him achieve and help bring many wonderful things to our community. I would like to

tunity for anyone looking to book ice for things like hockey, skating or ringette. How can this be? This is Canada. Can anyone name one professional soccer player, rugby star or track star? No? Well how about a hockey player? That's what I thought. So somebody please explain to me why we are going to build another oval and soccer field to sit empty when we

thank him for always showing me to believe in your self and to be the change you want to see. Thank you dad. Thank you also to all those that supported and helped him along the way. Lisa Lippert THANK YOU VJH My dad, Don Monty, aka The Cowboy, was recently plagued by dizziness, nausea and headaches occurring off and on for about three weeks. Before this, he had enjoyed many, many years of good health with no concerns. Dad finally phoned me and asked me if I would take him into emergency at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. When we arrived, we were given a complimentary wheelchair right away. I needed to park my car and had no change but there was a change-making machine close by. Even though it was busy around the desk we were able to get Dad admitted in a timely matter. We were asked to wait to be called and within 20 minutes we were escorted into a private room. Dad was given an IV and an EKG. Soon after that he was taken to get a

are so short on ice times in Vernon that we can't even play at all. If anyone really thinks that I have a valid point here, take it one step further. Try calling Lumby and Armstrong to book an ice time. Once again you'll find they're booked solid as Vernon's demand spills into these communities and fills their schedules as well. In my opinion, the new community sports field is not at all what Vernon needs. Our existing fields already sit empty, yet ice time is impossible to get. Let's spend the money where it is truly needed and where the shortage actually exists, and that's a new ice facility that will be booked solid in the first week it's made available to the public. I think many would agree that it's a tragedy that here in Vernon, we can't play Canada's game because there is nowhere available to play. Tyler Cull

CT scan. The doctor came in and asked my Dad a few questions and not long after that the results from his CT scan were in. The doctor advised us that Dad has suffered a stroke. Dad was referred to a physician in town and was advised to take Gravol and baby Aspirin daily. An ultrasound was also scheduled and we were contacted within 48 hours to come back into the hospital for that. The staff was very kind and there was a sense of urgency in the way they worked with Dad to get his tests done. I was hopeful about his future when we left the hospital. From the time that we arrived into the hospital until the time we left about three hours. The care my Dad received was top notch. The hospital was very busy when we arrived and I am very grateful for the fine service we received. On behalf of all our family, I just want to say a heartfelt thank you very much to all the staff and to the doctor at VJH who met with Dad. I'd like them to know that the experience we had was a very posi-

tive one and we appreciate it. God bless you all. Dawn L. Monty

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“The only way we can move our operation is to the east.” — Lew Rossner tation ministry, as the subject property is less than 800 metres away from Highway 97A, for its approval before adopting. If the rezoning is approved, Rogers Foods will proceed with a boundary adjustment subdivision to take the 2.17 hectare lot and add it for mill site expansion. The adjustment would also enlarge the River Breeze Farm property to 47.4 hectares, and a new property line would follow the alignment of a possible future rail link to the mill. The proposal calls for no increase in the number of parcels as a result of the planned subdivision. “The remaining properties will be, and continue to be, farm land, and would continue to be farmed,” said Rossner, who has been with Rogers

Foods for 27 years. “It’s been farmed ever since I joined the company and I imagine it will continue to be farmed.” The agricultural land commission has given its approval to the Rogers Foods application. Rossner said the one question he keeps getting asked about the plan is when will his company add a 10-metre wide rail spur. “I wish I had a quick answer,” he said, adding that the last price tag they had for such a line was just under a million dollars. “It will take a lot of flour sales to be able to get a payback from that.” Changes to the Canadian Wheat Board, announced Friday, have also thrown uncertainty into the rail plan. The mill receives its grain by rail and by truck.

“We may be contracting to grain companies who will say to us, ‘yes, we can supply you but you have to take it by rail,’” said Rossner. “If that’s the case and rail is cost advantage, it may give us the reason to show a return on investment to put in that rail spur.” If it doesn’t, Rossner said the company would like to have the access to continue because it doesn’t know the future of how grain will come to the mill. “Without grain, grain is the blood of a flour mill. Without it, we’re out of business,” said Rossner. Rogers Foods has been in business in Spallumcheen for 60 years, employs 107 people and, as Rossner pointed out, brings in six-figure tax revenues to the township. Concerns were raised about the application at the hearing by a couple of people, concerned about their properties if the application is approved. One objection was voiced in an e-mail. “I personally think the application, as it is, is the least troublesome to the least amount of people,” said Coun. Todd York.

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Support is surfacing for the region to use taxation to upgrade the water system, rather than user fees. Coldstream is recommending that the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee consider taxation to pay for master water plan projects. “With a lot of new members (at GVAC) it’s an opportunity for everybody to become educated on why it would work and wouldn’t work,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. Building bridges A chance to create a stronger connection with fellow politicians is being offered to newly elected officials. The Local Government Leadership Academy seminars gets underway in Kelowna Jan. 18 to 20. “It would be a nice time to get acquainted with the new council of Vernon,” said Coldstream Coun. Gyula Kiss. Vernon has actually offered its neighbouring jurisdictions to join them, and share the costs, of attending the seminar. “I believe that it would be a good exercise to go through and it would be good for bridge building,” said Coldstream Coun. Maria Besso. Coun. Peter McClean opposed further investigating the potential of attending the seminar. Agricultural water restrictions Concerns are coming down the pipeline over water restrictions on tap for 2012.

“It’s an opportunity for everybody to become educated.” — Jim Garlick Customers will be receiving a mock bill to introduce new agricultural water rates that will be applied to any use over a customer’s allocation. If users exceed their allocation enforcement will ensue, which may include early turn-off of your irrigation water supply plus over-allocation fees. “The tone of this letter is quite alarming,” said Coldstream Coun. Maria Besso, who is concerned about agricultural land owner rights. “We’re going to probably be hearing from the public on this,” said Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick. “If the original allocation did not cover their entire property they might not have as much water as they thought.” There are concerns that some residents may not actually have sufficient water allocations, and will therefore be over watering and be subject to the penalties. Coldstream is asking the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee to notify the area jurisdictions of which properties are affected by the restrictions.

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News Home sparks action RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A burned-out house has some Enderby residents and politicians fuming. Some neighbours demanded action Monday from city hall over a Brickyard Road property destroyed by fire three or four years ago. “The neighbours are fed up because it’s unsightly,” said Mayor Howie Cyr. The city could enact its unsightly premises bylaw but another solution is being sought. “We’re tied up with the bank (which owns the property) to either tear it down or fix it,” said Cyr. “If we get into civil stuff, it could be costly for the city to deal with it. They’ve assured us they are close to a deal with it.” In a letter to the city, officials with Calgarybased Bridgewater Bank thank council for its “continued patience with this difficult situation.” “We have arranged to obtain an updated appraisal for as is and land value only,” said Jenny Glover, account manager. “We anticipate being in a position to list the property in question for sale as is and feel that will be simply the quickest way to have the unsightly property dealt with.” Glover also says Bridgewater Bank has been contacted by a local realtor. “He has shown an interest in handling the listing of the property for the bank as he feels that he will be able to find us a buyer fairly quickly,” she said. While Cyr hopes the issue can be resolved, he believes the city will pursue its bylaw if required. “We won’t sit on our hands and we will keep the pressure up,” he said. “It shouldn’t have taken this long to resolve the matter.”

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News NEIGHBOURHOOD SANTA

Warmest wishes to everyone for peace & joy this holiday season & a New Year of health, happiness & prosperity.

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Santa takes to the streets of Armstrong Sunday evening with the help of the Armstrong and Spallumcheen Fire Department to greet families and hand out early Christmas goodies.

Campaign goal on target Morning Star Staff

The Light A Bulb campaign at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is closing in on its goal. The campaign has raised $165,000 towards the $200,000 needed to purchase two postanaesthetic recovery monitors and an ENT navigation system for the surgical unit. “I am confident that residents will rally to support the hospital,” said Gloria Morgan, Light A Bulb co-chairperson. On Dec. 14, the VJH Foundation received $1,500 from the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Association. “I appeal to other North Okanagan service clubs to follow their example and help us reach our goal,” said Morgan. To make a donation online, go to www.vjh-

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Angelina Mayer, 11, gets a passing high five from Vernon Vipers’ Sean Robertson as she hangs out with her friends Liam Glennon, nine, and Connor Glennon, 12, during the open skate following the BCHL hockey game Sunday afternoon at Wesbild Centre. Grace Gordon, three, gets a taste for skating during the event.

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Miller flying back into top form GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

She doesn’t remember his name, but Erin Miller can thank a former American Olympian for setting her on the path to competitive swimming. At age 10, the former Vernon resident had a one-day chance encounter with him while her seafaring family was visiting her grandfather, who then worked as a professor at Ross University on the tiny Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. It was shortly after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and Miller, now 25, was determined to emulate the powerful butterfly technique she had been so impressed with on TV. “I went to the (university) pool and swam for hours and hours,” recalled Miller. “I was trying to do it on my own and I was probably just drowning.” That’s when she met the American, who happened to be one of her grandfather’s students. But after a one-day crash course in butterfly, she was once again left to her own devices as her family – parents Anne and Don, older brother Kyle and younger sister Robin – spent the next several years sailing the Caribbean and beyond. “They decided they wanted to go travelling for two years and ended up being gone for 20,” said Miller, of her parents, who sold their chain of pet stores in the Edmonton area to set sail. Miller, who was born on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, added: “After that, as we were travelling, I would just swim around the boat on my own, doing my own thing.” Eventually, the Millers settled in Vernon in 2000, and shortly after Erin joined the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club. She spent the next four years training with the club, first under coach Bruce Melton, and later with head coach Claude (Cyb) — Erin Yves Bertrand. She graduated from Vernon Secondary’s high performance program in 2004, and then headed off to swim with the UBC Dolphins and pursue a degree in human kinetics and health sciences. Disaster struck in October 2008, during Miller’s third year with the club. During a routine practice session, she collided with a boy swimming the other direction in her lane. The result was a badly torn rotator cuff.

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Erin Miller, a former Vernon Kokanee Swim Club member, is back in top form after suffering a potentially career-ending shoulder injury. Inoperable, the injury forced Miller to spend an entire year away from the sport to focus on rehabbing her shoulder, with no guarantee she would ever return to the pool. She credits her physician (Dr. Janet McKeown) and physiotherapist (Ron Mattison), both Lower Mainland professionals, for helping her stay positive during a bleak situation. “They said I only had a 50-50 chance of being able to swim again,” said Miller. “You just have to take it day by day and try to stay positive, which is Miller challenging when you go from being able to do everything to nothing. I went from training so much to not being able to do anything – not being able to lift my arm, not being able to talk on a cell phone in my right hand. “I was very focussed on coming back and being able to swim again. That was the plan.” When it came time to test her healed shoulder in the pool, it was equally slow going.

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“I started by doing 100 metres a day, which is nothing when you do 6,000 a workout,” smiled Miller. However, after her hiatus, and with only limited training time, Miller competed in both spring and summer nationals in 2010, achieving several personal bests. By that time, she had switched schools, following former UBC coach Richard Millns to the University of Alberta Golden Bears. At last summer’s Nations Cup – an international meet featuring Canada, France, Australia and Brazil – she finished second in the 200-m fly. “That was a big ‘Oh. I can do this again.’ Before that, it was like ‘I’ll take my time, try my best and see what happens because I can’t guarantee that my body can deal with this,’” said Miller. “There’s always a lot of fear after you’ve been injured. I was afraid if I did too much I would aggravate it, especially in the weight room.” At this year’s summer nationals, Miller clocked three PBs, won two silver medals and set an Alberta record for the 100-m fly. She followed that by earning fourth in the 100-m fly, fifth in the 200-m fly at the Pan

American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Miller was also part of the silver-medal winning Canadian women’s 4x100 medley relay team She and teammates Gabrielle Soucisse of Montreal, Ashley McGregor of PointeClaire, Que. and Jennifer Beckberger of Ajax, Ont. wore Mexican luchador wrestling masks before the final. “It was just our way of giving back to the crowd because they’ve been so supportive of us the whole time,” Miller told Canadian Press. “We embraced the Mexican culture and just showed them that we love their country, that it’s a great place.” Now, fully mended and brimming with renewed confidence, Miller will turn her attention on the upcoming Olympic trials this spring in Montreal. This will be her third crack at it, having already competed at 2004 and ‘08 trials. “We’re (Canadian butterfly swimmers) all going to be physically fit so it’s going to come down to mental and who is going to be at the top level at that time. We’re all extremely close. It’s going to come down to who can do their perfect race at that time. Swimming is a one-shot deal.”

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The Stevenson Mechanical Blues will spend the Christmas season sharing first place in the North Okanagan Pee Wee Super Hockey League. Travis Mann’s troops toppled the previously undefeated North Okanagan Knights 8-5 and shut down the Vernon Seed Orchard Ducks 6-0 in weekend action at Civic Arena. Centre Nick Mitchell scored four times and set up two others Sunday as the Blues got stellar goaltending from Samantha Head to hold off the Knights. Braeden Cooper and Sean Howard each supplied 1+2 for the Blues, who moved to 8-1-1, tied for first with the Salmar Classics of Salmon Arm. Braydie Allan and Kaylan Lawrence had singles, while d-man Riley Bos earned two assists. Matt Dolinar pulled the hat trick for the Knights (6-1-3), while Jake Crandlemire and James Francis counted singles. Ethan Maarhuis had two helpers. Bos played in net Saturday and made a handful of solid saves as the Blues dominated the Sharks. Howard, with a deuce, Allan, d-man Adam Raber and captain Aaron Botterill contributed singles. Botterill and Cooper each pocketed a pair of assists. The all-girl Sharks got tough play from d-man Taylor Cousins, who rocked Allan with the hit of the game. In other Pee Wee play, Rhys Larsen and Tyler Riva combined for a shutout as the Bannister Chevrolet Blazers iced the Vernon Seed Orchard Sharks 5-0 Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. The Blazers led 1-0 after two periods with a Tiege Doughty pass deflecting into the net by Sebastien Wenger. The Blazers broke things open with Christopher Moore and Sam Frisby each firing two goals and assists going to Miles Wohlford and Wenger. Doughty led a solid Blazer defence, which included standout play from Lucas Tanner, Riley Clark and Sean Reid. Bailey Berndt was a stand out in net for the 2-8-1 Sharks, turning aside repeated attacks from the charged up 4-5 Blazers.

Butcher Boys gain Pee Wee split The Butcher Boys Red Wings split a pair of Pee Wee Super League tilts, opening with a 9-1 victory Saturday over the Lakeside Printing Predators at Civic Arena. The Wings (7-2-2) had seven different players connect with hustling Kendra Ostafie scoring twice and a clutch single going to Halle Higgins-Wilson. Strong defensive efforts were turned in by Kayden Beauregard and Dakota Becker as the Wings kept the Predators off the board until late in the third period. On Sunday, the Wings bowed 7-3 to the Salmar Classic in

a game which featured great back and forth rushes by both teams early. Tallies from Brendan Horsfield, Jake Pelletier and Tyler Semeniuk kept the game close tied 3-3 after two periods. Salmon Arm jumped out with some stellar solo efforts to score three quick goals mid way through the third and adding another late one to close out the offence at the Shaw Centre. Goaltending duties for Butcher Boys were shared by Dylan Blazek and Reece Hawthorne. In Midget Super League play, the Nedco Titans also used a pair of wins to vault into first place for the holidays. Captain and d-man Brodie Homeniuk rushed coast to coast and then went forehand, backhand to beat Tyler Landry for the winner as the 9-1-1 Titans clipped the KT’s Thunder 4-3 in a fast-paced tilt Saturday night at Civic. Homeniuk, who was solid in his own end, finished with two goals, while Yanik Fillion-Murphy and Mark Francis also scored in support of Rodger Sewell, who made several sharp outlet passes. Brennan Martin, Chad Lindenbach and Liam MacPhee replied for the 5-5-1 Thunder. Fillion-Murphy collected 3+1 as the NATALIA VIGNOLA/MORNING STAR Titans turned back the Lumby Stars Friday North Okanagan Knights’ Devon Canning pursues the puck with Vernon Stevenson night at Civic. Mechanical Blues’ Aaron Botterill on his heels in Pee Wee Super League hockey Garrett Dansereau provided 2+4, while action Sunday morning at Civic Arena. Josh Lerbeck and Chris Gallant each earned 1+2 and Kolton Kirschner also scored. break riding an undefeated streak after a tie and a win. Francis bagged four helpers. The Stars tied Vernon DCT Chambers 1-1 Saturday at Kyle Weston and Calvin Tourand countered for the 3-5-2 Civic Arena with Lumby’s Shale Williamson opening up the Stars. In exhibition action Monday night, the line of Fillion- scoring in the second period assisted by Kevin Fuller. Vernon Murphy (5+6), Francis (3+5) and Max Mitchell (4+4) responded with Liam Semeniuk, assisted by Travis Jackson, combined for 27 points as the Titans zapped the Vernon in the third period. Jake Desilets was solid in net for the Irly Bird Building Authentic Trophies Tropics 18-6 at Civic Arena. Sniper Adam Fenske was in net for the Tropics and made Supplies-sponsored Stars. On Sunday, the Stars brushed back the Vernon Five Star a few stellar stops. D-man Gavin Banning picked up six Award Chiefs 4-3 at Pat Duke Memorial Arena. assists for the Titans, who got two goals from Lerbeck and Keenan Macdonald, Logan Meier, Kevin Fuller and singles from Chad Woodhead and Dansereau. Blueliner Cam Strike (2), Russell Hickman (1+3), Williamson, with the winner, led Lumby. Jack O’Neil supBrock Wagner, Connor Smidt and Rowyn Lewis-Hatherley plied two assists, while Jayden Pedersen, Cody Bauml, Connor Fair and Treyton Philips each contributed one answered for the Tropics. In Bantam play, the Lumby Stars go into the Christmas helper in support of Desilets.

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After starting the Baron Insurance Super Curling League season at 0-2, Dave Merklinger’s Canwest Propane rink now has a share of first place. The gas men pushed their win streak to eight games with a 6-3 win over Robbi Kuhn’s North Enderby Timber Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club. Canwest skip Darren Heath executed doubles in one and three to give his crew an early three-point lead. Heath (9-2) then went into defensive mode, with his front end peeling corner guards to keep the pressure off their skipper. A great angle-raise by Kuhn in six game some hope to the 8-2 timber rink, but Heath drew to the

button in eight to secure the win. TJ Perepolkin’s Canaccord Wealth Management started slow but turned it on late to ice Jenn Gerow’s A&G Supply 10-4. Down three points after four ends, Perepolkin, now 5-6, cracked deuces in five and six, burgled a single in seven, and added four more in eight. Gerow (5-5) narrowly missed a quadrupletakeout in eight for the win. Mark Longworth’s Sladen Moore counted four in the sixth end to cap an 8-0 blanking of Alyssa Kyllo’s Armstrong Optometry. After stealing a single in two, Longworth (5-5) pilfered a deuce in four and a single in five, dropping Kyllo to 2-9.

Cookson stellar at Park City DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM Council and staff wish everyone seasons greetings and a happy and prosperous new year. Holiday Hours The Municipal Of¿ces and Public Works Department will be closed December 26-30, 2011 and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012. In the event of a public works emergency, residents should phone the after-hours line at 250-542-7600. December Newsletter Canada Post has delivered the December issue of Community News to homes and businesses within Coldstream. However, the Community News newsletter is not delivered to those homeowners who have indicated to Canada Post that they do not wish to receive unaddressed admail. If you have not received the newsletter, you can • pick up a copy (supplies are limited) at the Coldstream Municipal Of¿ce, 9901 Kalamalka Road, or • view it online at www.districtofcoldstream.ca under “What’s New” on the home page.

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Vernon’s Bryan Cookson outlasted a strong field of 130 alpine racers to finish first overall at the Eric Hays Memorial Alpine Race last weekend at Park City Resort, Utah. Cookson, 17, was a member of Vernon Ski Club for six years before joining the Rowmark Ski Academy this season in Salt Lake City. The win got Cookson’s name on the Eric Hays trophy, which also features the likes of Ted Ligety, who won Olympic gold in 2006 in Turin, Italy. The event started with slalom races where, despite skiing well, Cookson was disqualified on the 27th gate of the course. Refocussing, he fought back in Friday’s slalom, finishing eighth, just 0.2 seconds off the podium. Gaining confidence, Cookson cranked it up in Saturday’s tworun giant slalom, his favourite event. He turned in one of the

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sizeable margin. Cookson was then runnerup in the last GS event. He is back at Silver Star over the holidays to be with friends and family, and to train with the Vernon Ski Club.


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STAR PICKS

Morning Star Staff/B.C. Hockey League MIKE DALY

ROGER KNOX

RYAN NITCHIE

BOB SHANNON

KEVIN MITCHELL

JENN THATCHER

SHAWN SCOTT

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LAST WEEK: 5-10 Overall: 142-72

LAST WEEK: 9-6 Overall: 131-84

LAST WEEK: 8-7 Overall: 141-74

LAST WEEK: 6-9 Overall: 144-71

LAST WEEK: 6-9 Overall: 135-80

LAST WEEK: 6-9 Overall: 142-73

LAST WEEK: 7-8 Overall: 138-77

Eagles @ Cowboys

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Chargers @ Lions Rams @ Steelers

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Raiders Raiders are ever improving. This game will go right down to the final play. Oak by 3.

Chargers OK, THIS is how the Super Chargers should have played all year long.

Seahawks Seahawks hunting for wild cards. Carroll paces 24 kilometres on sidelines.

Seahawks I miss my season ticket in Seattle. Seahawks win with stingy defence.

Seahawks Sea Gals dressed as Santa elves. Fans stand and shout deefence.

Eagles Jerry Jones is worried about the Eagles. Hmm, maybe he knows stuff other than oil.

Upset Pick 4-11

Upset Pick 4-11

Upset Pick 5-10

Upset Pick 6-9

Upset Pick 7-8

Seahawks There is just something about Seattle at home. Lynch is on fire. Hawks by 14 Upset Pick 7-8

Giants Jets let me down big time last week so I’m pulling for the Giants to win by a TD.

Giants Eli rebounds after horrible outing that kept me out of my fantasy league final.

Giants Both teams underachieving this season, but Manning makes the difference.

Giants Go shopping at Macy’s. Go to Meadowlands and watch the Giants gong the Jets.

Giants Battle of New York. Just Like the Mets vs the Yankees. Go big or go home.

Giants I hate Rex Ryan & the Jets so this is easy. Couglin needs a victory to keep job.

Giants 24-17

Giants 31-21

Giants Giants’ rollercoaster year nearly done. Eli pulls out last-minute win in NY. Giants 37-24

Giants 27-21

Giants 34-20

Giants 27-24

Giants 34-28

UPSET OF THE

WEEK BIG GAME

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Upset Pick 7-8

After bouncing between three different Junior A teams already this season, former Vernon Viper forward Marcus Basara is happy to have found his future college hockey home. The Coquitlam native, now with the B.C. Hockey League’s Westside Warriors, committed this week to the NCAA Division 1 University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks. He will likely join the team in the 2013-14 season. “It feels good to be going Marcus Basara somewhere I’m wanted,” Basara told the BCHL. “I’m really comfortable with the staff in Fairbanks.” The 18-year-old has two goals and three assists in nine games since joining Westside in a trade with the AJHL Okotoks Oilers earlier this month. He recorded 17 points with Vernon before going to 4823 Silver Star Road Okotoks, after chipping in 28 points in his rookie Vernon, BC season with the Vipers. 250-260-6777 Vernon head coach/GM Jason Williamson shipped Basara and Red Deer product Connor Hartley, along with future considerations, to Okotoks for sniper Ben Gamache on Nov. 28. It took Westside GM Rylan Ferster just three days to bring the speedy forward back to the BCHL, sending Tyler Krause to the Oilers to complete the www.vernonsnowplowing.com deal.

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NORTH OKANAGAN KNIGHTS

KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE OKANAGAN/SHUSWAP CONFERENCE DOUG BIRKS DIVISION TEAM W L T OTL PTS Kamloops Storm 25 6 1 4 55 Revelstoke Grizzlies 24 7 0 2 50 North Okanagan Knights 22 10 0 1 45 Sicamous Eagles 13 18 1 1 28 Chase Heat 3 28 1 0 7 OKANAGAN DIVISION Osoyoos Coyotes 19 12 1 2 41 Princeton Posse 19 13 1 1 43 Penticton Lakers 15 12 1 4 35 Kelowna Chiefs 16 16 0 2 34 Summerland Steam 9 24 0 1 19 KOOTENAY CONFERENCE EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM Fernie Ghostriders 25 7 0 2 52 Kimberley Dynamiters 23 6 1 1 48 Creston Valley T-Cats 17 12 0 3 37 Golden Rockets 13 16 1 3 30 Columbia Valley Rockies 2 33 0 1 5 NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION Beaver Valley Nitehawks 27 5 0 0 54 Castlegar Rebels 23 8 1 2 49 Nelson Leafs 19 13 0 2 40 Spokane Braves 14 17 1 0 29 Grand Forks Border Bruins 1 34 0 0 2 LEAGUE LEADERS PLAYER GP G A Ryan Edwards, Beaver Valley 31 22 46 Colten DeFrias, Kamloops 32 24 39 Chris Derochie, Beaver Valley 32 20 41 Jesse Collins, Creston Valley 31 11 50 Craig Martin, Beaver Valley 30 29 30 Chase Edwards, Kamloops 34 34 24 Dane Rupert, Kelowna 31 22 35 Senate Patton, Kimberley 29 25 31 Brandon Formosa, Creston Valley 30 30 25 Tyler Jackson, Kamloops 31 23 32 Stuart Walton, Castlegar 33 18 37 Richard Hubscher, Kimberley 29 20 33 Dallas Calvin, Beaver Valley 25 18 31 GOALIE GP MIN GA Conrad McMillan, Revelstoke 8 444 15 Braeden Ostepchuk, Kimberley 17 1002 36 Chris Solecki, Fernie 25 1434 61 Connor Beauchamp, Castlegar 21 1234 55 Michael Hails, Creston Valley 16 925 42

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REC HOCKEY VERNON HOCKEY LEAGUE TUESDAY Game 1 @ Webild Centre KALAVIDA FLYERS 7 – Chris Glen 2+1, Matt Glinsbockel 1+2, Cory Massie, Jim Anderson, Kevin Arbuckle, Manish Bhatt, Byron Tiggelaar 23 saves RE/MAX RANGERS 3 – Tim Proctor 2, Mike Jodoin, Blair Miller 20 saves Game 2 @ Priest Valley Arena RE POSTILL & SONS ORPHANS 5 – Bryce Kakoske, Leath Gare, Ron Bauml, Grady Gare, Jamie Johansson, Jaron Silzer 26 saves ROYAL LEPAGE WHALERS 1 – Cory Nicholson, James Scherck 22 saves

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Barbara Haupt (left), Donna Lindsay, Ruby McRae, Darleen Dixon and Shirley Kitzman, Emmanuel Baptist Church quilting ladies, present $1,700 to Ruth Edwards (third from right), executive director of North Okanagan Hospice Society. The money was raised at their first quilting show where all the proceeds were donated to Hospice.

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George Zimmerman (left) and Martin Zinz, with St. John’s Lutheran Church, present $8,000 to Greg Mussenden, with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, The money was raised during the church’s centennial festivities.

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Rosemarie and Heinz Schar (right), of the Vernon Elks, present $1,000 to Rick Trehearne, of Santas Anonymous. The money will ensure children in need have gifts this Christmas and during birthdays.

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Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce members will have a chance to discuss the federal budget with its MP. Colin Mayes will be the guest at a limitedseating Business-4-Breakfast seminar, hosted by the chamber Jan. 18. The topic will be will be a federal budget round table budget discussion with Mayes hoping to hear thoughts and suggestions about

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how to attain high levels of job growth and business investment in order to ensure shared prosperity and a high standard of living for all Canadians. Mayes will hold discussions on the following topics: how to achieve a sustained economic recovery in Canada; how to create quality, sustainable jobs; how to ensure relatively low rates of taxation; how to achieve a balanced budget. And, where possible, indicate the expected

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2012 FOCUS SE SEDAN MANUAL

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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 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for $19,499/$16,749/$24,749 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$500 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, 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 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission 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 $279/$237/$367 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $129/$109/$169 with a down payment of $2,750/$2,550/$2,750 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $16,749/$14,199/21,999. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$500 and freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 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 [36]/[48]/ [60] 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. ◆◆Purchase or lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Jan. 3/12 and receive the choice of (i) a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and four (4) Tire pressure monitoring sensor; OR (ii) $750 in customer cash, but not both. Customers electing to receive customer cash may apply the amount toward their purchase or lease (taxes calculated after customer cash amount is applied) or receive a cheque for the amount from Ford Motor Company of Canada. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *** Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) 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. ††© 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. WProgram 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.

A26 Friday, December 23, 2011 - The Morning Star www.vernonmorningstar.com

News federal cost of your proposal and/or ideas on areas in which federal spending could be reduced. Doors will open at 7 a.m, breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. and the roundtable discussion will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. RSVP to manager@aschamber.com. The event will be held at the Glad Tidings Church hall, 2570 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Armstrong. ††

STANDARD ON MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES


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News

Program wraps up old appliances for recycling Morning Star Staff

With the holidays just around the corner, toasters, blenders and other small appliances are sure to change hands prompting a proud new owner to ask, “What do I do with my old small appliance?” Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program, g i ve s British Columbians an environmentally-friendly alternative to trashing their old toaster or binning that blender this holiday season. The first small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada, and the only government-approved program in B.C., Unplugged recycles over 120 small appliances, many of which may make the perfect holiday gift like toasters, blenders, curling irons and bread makers. The majority of materials used in small appliances, including plastic, glass, metal and aluminum will be recycled through Unplugged. “Small appliance recycling is an important environmental initiative for B.C.,” said Brock Macdonald, executive director, Recycling Council of British Columbia. “By diverting more products from landfill, Unplugged will recover valuable resources, promote conservation and help municipalities reduce the costs of managing waste.” Unplugged has over 100 collection locations across the province, including three in Vernon, so British Columbians can have a happy holiday while still helping to reduce pollution and save energy by recycling their old and broken small appliances. Locally, appliances can be taken to Interior Freight and Bottle Depot, Venture Training and Chasers Bottle Depot.

The program operates on a non-profit basis and is funded by a recycling fee applied to

new products brought into B.C. by small appliance manufacturers and retailers.

This fee covers all program costs, including collection, transportation and recy-

cling, and may be included in a product’s price or displayed as a separate charge at

check-out. British Columbians can go to unpluggedrecycling.ca for more

program details, and a full list of accepted products and locations.


A28 Friday, December 23, 2011 - The Morning Star

VERNON FAMILY CHURCH A Place to call “Homeâ€? 3508-25th Ave • 545-7978

Community Baptist Church

The

Church of God of the Bible Sunday School - 10am Worship Service - 11am Sunday Evening Service 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm

Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling AfďŹ liated with the PAOC of Canada

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6:30pm

5921 Star Rd. - corner of Silver Star and Star Rd. Come and worship with us a welcome to all!

No Service Christmas Day Pastor Dithmar Molzahn

www.vernonmorningstar.com

4911 Silver Star Rd. • 542-4028

Pastor Ron Posein (interim) Christmas Eve Service 5:30 - 6:30pm No Sunday Christmas Service

ALL SAINTS Anglican Church WELCOMES YOU! 3205 - 27th St. • 250-542-3179 allsaintsvernon.org

December 24th

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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 3300 Alexis Park Drive 250-545-0797 www.trinityvernon.ca

December 24 Christmas Eve Services 7 pm & 10 pm December 25 Christmas Day Service 10 am

EVERYONE WELCOME! 3906 35A Street, Vernon 250-542-4135 www.alexisparkchurch.com

OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH

Members of the PAOC

10102 Middleton Drive Coldstream • 542-1276

6:30pmChristmas Eve

Dec. 24th

4:00 pm Eucharist with pageant 7:00 pm Candlelight Eucharist 11:00 pm Candlelight Eucharist

5:00pm & 9:30pm

December 25th

10:30am

Dec. 25th

10:00 am Quiet Eucharist

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3412 - 15 Avenue, BC V1T 6N9 t: 250-545-5941 f: 250-545-5117

Christmas Day: One service at 10am only Luke 2:1-7; Is. 57:15

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Knox Presbyterian Alexis Pk. Dr. at 32 Avenue â&#x20AC;˘ 250-542-8613 Christmas Eve:

Welcome to P.V. Church

Please join us 7pm on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 for a special service. Christmas Message: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wrappings of the Christmas Storyâ&#x20AC;? Guest Speaker: Dr. Fred Wisse

We believe in the unity of all believers, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Hero here!

Christmas Message: â&#x20AC;&#x153;2 Tales of Christmasâ&#x20AC;? Guest Speaker: Ina Wisse

New Years Day @ Silver Star (directions on church door) starts at 10:00am. Come & go as you please.

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6161 P.V. Road English Church Service 10:00 - 11:00am Pastor Al Perry 250-542-7435 h â&#x20AC;˘ 250-545-7043 c

www.vcfvernon.ca

Vernon Christian Fellowship 11:00 AM FAMILY WORSHIP

Speaker: Erol Bortucene

For information on advertising in the Church Directory call Lynnaya 250-550-7916

OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall

Sunday, December 25th NO SERVICE Pastor Fred & Christina Cardinal Merry Christmas to All! 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959

Weekly Fellowships, College & Career, Youth

4506 - 29th St 545-2927

1204-30th Avenue 545-5787 Fax: 545-2267

December 24th 4:30pm Contemporary Candlelight Communion Service 8:00pm Traditional Candlelight Communion Service th

December 25

10:00am Christmas Day Communion Service Pastor Richard D. Schulz

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always welcome at the

Church of God

4312 - 25th St, Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ 250-542-7894 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Gary Glanz

December 24th 6:00pm Christmas Eve Service (English) Christmas Day 10:30am Service (English) No Wednesday Bible Study - this week only

ST. JAMES VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH 2601 - 43rd Avenue 250-545-7105 www.vernonalliance.org

Pastoral Staff: Clint Batchelor & Erol Bortucene

PEACE LUTHERAN ELCIC

www.emmanuelvernon.ca

Speaker: Pastor Stuart McKnight Christmas Eve: 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 & 6:30pm

Christmas Day: No services

December 31: 6:30 pm

January 1: 10:10 am

All are Welcome â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followersâ&#x20AC;?

CATHOLIC CHURCH 2607-27th Street 542-1276

December 24th 7:30pm & Midnight (12:01am 25th)

December 25th 8:30am

For information on advertising in the

Church Directory Call Lynnaya

250-550-7916

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 3908 - 27th St, Vernon â&#x20AC;˘ 250-545-7700 www.faithbaptistvernon.com â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Larry Dyck

Friday

6:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Sunday 11:00 am Christmas Day Worship Service


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The City of Enderby won’t be clamping down on the use of leg-hold traps. Council won’t enact a bylaw banning traps used to catch rodents and other animals. “We haven’t been able to identify if we’ve ever had a problem,” said Coun. Greg McCune. “We’ve never had a complaint (about traps).” Resident Gina Son recently asked council for a ban and suggested some residents may be using traps to kill beavers and other animals considered to be a nuisance. Greg McCune “I believe these traps, such as the leg-hold trap, are cruel, outdated and pose a safety risk to local residents and their pets,” she said in a letter to council. “Trapping is so problematic that a handful of other communities have banned traps.” Council’s decision not to pursue a ban came after receiving advice from city staff. “The first consideration is to establish if government action is warranted,” said Barry Gagnon, chief administrative officer, in a memo. “To determine this, the problem should be clearly defined and all approaches, including nonregulatory, should be considered. The efficiency and effectiveness of the policy approach, including bylaw enforcement, should be evaluated to ensure practicality.” McCune points out that the city’s bylaw enforcement department is already busy. “It will focus on issues there are in the community,” he said of existing bylaws like noise or unsightly premises. But while there won’t be a bylaw prohibiting leghold traps, McCune insists the city wants animals treated humanely. “All of us think it (traps) is an awful thing and if there was a problem, we’d have done something,” he said.


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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a party, sultry queen of the blues Kath and the TomKats returns to the Vernon Jazz Club to headline a special New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve performance. Kath Raeberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique bluesy vocals are well-matched by her TomKats, including Walt Musekamp on guitar, John Keith on drums, Craig Carmody on sax, and Jacob Chatterton on bass. The band promises a sizzling evening of jazz, blues, and R&B for the biggest party night of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The feel to the first set will be up-tempo swing with a real nice jazz and blues groove featuring songs like Eva Cassidyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of Autumn Leaves, Nina Simoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Good, and Koko Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Just Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Burn,â&#x20AC;? said Raeber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From then on it will be full-out party-â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til-you-drop tunes that will bring us into the New Year.â&#x20AC;? For the past 10 years, Raeber and the band have been entertaining Okanagan audiences, being voted best local jazz and blues band, as well as favourite local band in the Okanagan Life Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice awards. Band leader and vocalist Raeber is also well known in the Okanagan community for her other musical ventures. She co-founded and promotes the Rarearth Music Festival and she also founded the highly successful Our Kids Have Talent youth talent competition. An original TomKat, Musekamp, brings 40 years in the business and a cool, clean guitar sound into the mix. Over the years heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played a wide variety

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Kath Raeber (centre) and the TomKats, Craig Carmody (left), Jacob Chatterton, John Keith and Walt Musekamp, ring in the new year at the Vernon Jazz Club. of musical styles, including performing in local reggae favourites Samsara. Musekamp taught music, toured all over B.C. and Alberta, and is the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical director. A 25-year veteran of the music industry, drummer Keith has played with many well-

known musicians and worked as a sound engineer with musicians like Colin James, Buddy Guy, and Long John Baldry. Owner of Killer Sound, Keith specializes in high-end live production and recording and also teaches sound and engineering at Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre for Arts and Technology.

Saxophonist Carmody performed with a variety of rock bands as a teenager. In the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, he performed with the popular progressive rock band Heat Exchange, which recorded three singles under the Yorkville label. Carmody moved to Vernon in 1994 where he developed his own instrument repair business and taught music lessons. A TomKat for five years, he also performs with the Mark Rose Swing Band and Jazzco. Newest member Chatterton is an accomplished bassist and computer guru. Early musical influences include folk, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s pop, hip-hop, and classic and progressive rock. Chatterton is also a founding member of Samsara. Opening for Raeber is her protĂŠgĂŠ Brandon Schmor, a 16-year-old singersongwriter and boogie-woogie piano player extraordinaire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I applaud the Vernon Jazz Club for providing this opportunity for Brandon to play,â&#x20AC;? said Raeber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a natural, so hold onto to your seats. I promise you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed.â&#x20AC;? Besides the fabulous music, party guests will also enjoy delicious gourmet appetizers, a complimentary champagne toast, hats, and noisemakers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to bringing in the New Year with friends,â&#x20AC;? smiled Raeber. Doors to the Vernon Jazz Club, 3000-31st. St., open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Boogie-woogie piano by Our Kids Have Talent finalist Brandon Schmor starts at 8 p.m. and goes to 8:50 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup.

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Imagine breathing in frozen air at 8,000 metres above the earth on one of the tallest peaks in the world. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what American climber Cory Richards along with climbing partners Simone Moro and Denis Urubko did when they made the successful winter ascent of Pakistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gasherbrum II earlier this year. The climbersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sheer will as they tackle this force of nature has been captured in

their documentary film, Cold, directed by Anson Fogel, which is this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner of the grand prize as well as the best film on climbing at the Banff Mountain Film Festival held in November. Locals will be able to be see Cold, along with many more adventure, cultural and outdoor sport films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour rolls back into Vernon, Wednesday and Thursday. Both screenings will take place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, and not at Silver Star Mountain Resort as in past years. Besides Cold, Vernon Search and Rescue, which hosted the first batch of Banff films to a sold-out crowd at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre in November, has an all-new lineup for next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-day affair, with one exception.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two programs will each include Josh Dueckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film The Freedom Chair, and Josh, Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Paralympic medalist, will be with us on stage to do the prize draw,â&#x20AC;? said Suzie Sims, film coordinator with Search and Rescue. For those who missed the November screening in Vernon, audience favourite, The Freedom Chair, which won the best film on mountain sports award at Banff, tells the story of how former Silver Star freestyle coach Dueck was paralyzed while testing a jump for the Canadian Junior Nationals at Silver Star in 2004. Dueck overcame his situation trying out a sit-ski nine months later, and not long after, he become a member of the Canadian Para-Alpine Team.

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Dueck film returns for two screenings Continued from page B1 However, the film, written, directed and produced by legendary freeskier Mike Douglas, goes beyond Dueck’s achievements as a world champion, Paralympic and X-Game medalist to his desire to hit some of the world’s best back-country terrain. And he does just that when he joins pro skier Mark Abma down powder-filled slopes at Chatter Creek near Golden. Produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, the World Tour features other award-winning films and audience favourites from more than 310 films entered in the annual festival. “From these entries, approximately 35 are licensed for the world tour and offer a broad range of subject matter all, in some way, related to mountains: climbing, adventure-and-grit, culture, ice climbing, kayaking, humour, the environment… the list goes on,” said Sims. In the past 20 years of hosting the Banff World Tour, Vernon Search and Rescue has used proceeds from the event to fund necessary equipment, update existing gear (radios, GPS units, dry-suits, climbing ropes, etc.), and for all-important training upgrades. Besides The Freedom Chair, Wednesday’s Banff screening is tentatively showing The Man and the Mammoth; On Assignment: Jimmy Chin; On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier; Grand Libre au Grand Cap; Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy; This is My Winter; and C.A.R.C.A. Cold and The Freedom Chair are scheduled to be shown Thursday along with Blue Obsession; Spoil, which won best film on mountain environment; Seasons: Fall; Hanuman Airlines; Towers of the Ennedi; and Treeverse. Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7 p.m., are $20 available at the Ticket Seller, 250-5497469, www.ticketseller.ca.


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ike its 2009 predecessor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is more theme park ride than movie. It’s big, it’s loud, and it’s very Jason Armstrong ambitious. Director Guy Ritchie loves to bounce back and forth between slow-mo and speedy, and this is a film that never, ever met a set piece that it didn’t like (or didn’t want to destroy). That said? I liked it. In fact, I think I enjoyed the ride a little more than before. Maybe this sequel was a little more solid in construction. It could just be that I’m finally comfortable with the design. Or perhaps –– to steal a term from you-knowwho –– it’s elementary. I was in the mood for a darn, good time, even if it meant putting the brain in park. It certainly helps when big stars are up for big fun. And Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law look like they’re having an absolute hoot. Purist fans of Arthur Conan Doyle will likely continue to furrow their brow

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Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. reunite as Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, fighting arch nemesis Professor Moriarty in A Game of Shadows. over the duo, but when it comes to adding life to the proceedings? By jove, I think these two have got it. Now, on paper, Downey Jr. probably isn’t the best choice to play the lead role, but given that Holmes continues to exist on a diet of formaldehyde cocktails, wears disguises even when he doesn’t have to, and does a delicious balancing act of crazy and brilliant, I dunno, it kinda seems a nice moonlighting gig for Iron Man, don’t ya think? Law’s Dr. Watson, a very

slick straight man, is getting married in A Game Of Shadows. It’s one of a handful of subplots weaving about, but probably the one with the most weight, as it means that Holmes will lose his partner in solving crime. But when their fiercest and most renowned adversary, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) emerges as the mastermind behind a series of terrorist acts, it’s up to Holmes and Watson to put aside all else and save the world. Or, at the very least, a good chunk of it.

For such a busy movie, complete with every bell, whistle and locomotive that Ritchie can think of, thank goodness he had the common sense to allow enough space to let Downey Jr. and Law playfully banter. Because, as impressive as Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows is, it’s the chemistry between the two heroes that makes the franchise. And it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

Sculpture chosen for Okanagan Arts Awards Each year, the Okanagan Arts Awards celebrates the arts, artists and supporters. And each year, the bronze trophy for this award is a unique creation from a local sculptor. This year, Terry Shewchuk of Kamloops won the competition. His sculpture will be cast

in bronze to become the new trophy, which will be handed out to award winners at the celebration honouring all the nominees on Feb. 25, 2012. According to organizers, these awards underline the importance of the arts to the people and communi-

ties of the Okanagan as well as recognizing outstanding achievement by groups and individuals in the arts. Anyone can nominate someone they believe to be deserving in any of the award categories: theatre, dance, literary arts, visual arts, design, media arts, arts

educator and supporter of the arts. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 9, 2012. Nomination packages

are available online through the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s website at www.artsco.ca.

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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. today and Saturday 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 ends today (Friday) and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. The gallery opens the new year with four new exhibitions, including Rodney Konopaki and Rhonda Neufeld: Drawn Passages, Stephen Lee Scott’s Beauty and Other Forms of Violence, Benny Hannya and Cody Moyor’s While You Were Sleeping, and the UBCO Advanced Printmaking student show, Proof Positive. All open with a reception Jan. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Konopaki and Neufeld will provide an artist talk at 6 p.m., with special musical guest Windmills performing following the talk.

CONCERTS A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER Jodi Pederson and Leah West with special guests, Windmills, and members of the Kalamalka Choir take the stage at Powerhouse tonight from 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, tonight from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Event pre-sale tickets are $6, $10 at the door, available at: Monashees Bar & Grill and The Downtown Internet Lounge in Vernon. 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

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The popular house concert series Venus Headlights, featuring local singers Tanya Lipscomb, Judy Rose and Melina Moore, returns for a fourth time with its special “Glam and Glitter” show at Headbones Gallery, Thursday, Dec. 29. The women will be moving and grooving you to some popular tunes, classical, jazz, and some originals. Tickets are $25 at the Bean Scene. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Special intermission with appies served between sets included. Only 70 tickets will be available. Contact Headbones Gallery for more info at 250-542-8987. Parking is limited. Carpooling from the Kin Race Track is recommended. 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. ANDREW ALLEN The Vernon recording artist is back on home turf to give his first concert here in more than a year. He’ll be at the Performing Arts Centre. Jan 21 at 7 p.m. Special guests TBA. Tickets are $20/adults and $15 for ages 12 and under at the Ticket Seller 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca., $25 at the door. 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.

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 Wednesday,, Dec. 28 and Thursday Dec. 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. VERNON FILM SOCIETY First film of the regular 2012 winter season is Anonymous, a hypothetical story about the identity of William Shakespeare, showing at the normal regular times of 5:15 pm and 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Vernon Towne Cinema. Admission is $7 and tickets are available one week in advance at the Towne Cinema or the Bean Scene.

JAMS/KARAOKE/OPEN MICS 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. The first Lumby Ukulele Christmas Jam takes place at the Blue Ox tonight during the regular Friday night jam at approx. 10 p.m. More info at www. RauckOn.com. BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Tonight 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 now held the first Wednesday of the month starting Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. 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, 5466355. 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. Familyfriendly evening. Limited seating so come out early and sign up when you arrive. Music out in the courtyard; “weather permitting.” 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 ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Tonight is music by Cheaper Than a Porsche. 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.The concerts return after Christmas with local guitarist Dave Anthony on Jan. 6. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Tonight at Lorenzo’s 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. Call for reservations. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. Tonight is legendary Headpins lead singer Darby Mills with The Young’uns. Tickets are available at Sneakers. $10 in advance. Limited seating. $12 at the door - first come, first serve.

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. 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.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 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 SoundSplash!, 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. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 8386700. Spend a classy New Year’s Eve with the smooth eight-piece R&B orchestra the Salmon Armenians. Features gourmet buffet, champagne, zeppelins and more. Tickets are $65 each available by calling the café to book a reservation. 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. fourcourse 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.) 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. SPARKLING HILL RESORT The resort hosts its inaugural Black and White New Year’s Eve Vienna Ball, Dec. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a three-course dinner accompanied by a strings quartet and piano with cocktails to follow in the Fireside Lounge before the musical highlight of the evening – coloratura soprano Melina Moore

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will perform a vocal concert with full musical ensemble, directed by OSO maestra Rosemary Thomson in the grand lobby. Then dance the night away with Thomson leading a full musical ensemble Viennese waltz style in the Austria ballroom. Dress code is evening formal wear. More information is at www. sparklinghill.com, or call 250-275-1556 for reservations. 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.

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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 director Courtenay Dobbie. Show runs now to Dec. 31. (No shows Dec 24 & 25.) Tickets/ info available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www. ticketseller.ca.

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New arrivals Nov. 16: Born to Carlos and Jocelyn Thomas of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 15 oz., named Sean Thomas. A grandson for Consuelo and Larry Popadynetz of Kamloops, B.C., Peter Burton of Vernon, Maria Teresa Villatoro, Marco Antonio Thomas, both of Mexico, Orlean Burton of Vernon. Nov. 18: Born to Steven and Bobbi-Jo Oliver of Vernon, a boy, 6 lbs. 7 oz., named Benjamin Nicholas. A grandson for Nick and Joanne Sutton of Baynes Lake, B.C., Ray and Suzanne Oliver of Delta, B.C. A great-grandson for Vera Oliver of Vancouver, B.C., John and Dennie Epp of Chilliwack, B.C. Nov. 19: Born to Kurt and Diana Sharpe of Vernon, a boy, 8 lbs. 9 oz., named Stefan Crawford Sharpe. A New Additions brother for Daria, 4; Janelle, 2. A grandson for John and Theresa Gerty, Dale and Dianne Sharpe, all of Delta, B.C. A greatgrandson for Irene Kliever of Chilliwack, B.C., Edna Altimas of Calgary. Alta. Nov. 20: Born to Amy and Patrick Charette of Enderby, a girl, 7 lbs. 6 oz., named Zéa Louise. A granddaughter for Gerry and Lois Donnelly, Louise and Rino Lavoie, Enoïl and Noëlla Charette. A great-granddaughter for Roger Gagné of Edmundston, N.B. Nov. 20: Born to Alexander Hammill and Tara Owen of Vernon, a girl, 8 lbs. 1 oz., named Saige Alexandria Owen-Hammill. A sister for Brodi, 6. A granddaughter for Ted and Laurie Hammill of North Bay, Ont., David and Carole Owen of Port Coquitlam, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Arthur and Mavis Scott of North Bay. Nov. 21: Born to Roger and Sheri Price of Vernon, a girl, 8 lbs. 9 oz., named Grace Megan Marie. A sister for Eric, Ryan and Ian. A granddaughter for Alan and Odette Price of Trinidad, West Indies. Nov. 23: Born to William Brett and Madlin Boucher of Enderby, a boy, 6 lbs. 6 oz., named Marshall Alexander Brett. A brother for William, 7; Savannah, 3; Michelle, 2. A grandson for Dorraine Boucher of Enderby, B.C., Robert Newman of Castlegar, B.C., William Brett of Salmo, B.C., Mary Brett of Vernon, B.C. Nov. 24: Born to Gary and Stephanie Armbrust of Vernon, a girl, named Georgia Ann. A sister for Livia, 2 1/2. A granddaughter for Kathleen and Jim Dennison, Florence Armbrust, all of Vernon, B.C. Nov. 24: Born to Brad and Jane Wright of Vernon, a girl, 8 lbs. 6 oz., named Merryn Claire Wright. A granddaughter for Janet and Peter Northcott of Kamloops, B.C., Mary and Alan Wright of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Nov. 27: Born to Brianna and Shane Meeres of Armstrong, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 2 oz., named Sienna Marie. A granddaughter for Nancy and Peter Pellikaan of Salmon Arm, Grant and Kirsten Macaulay of Armstrong. Nov. 28: Born to Ryan Mickey and Hanna Sanjenko of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Carter Micheal Mickey. A brother for Dylan, 2. A grandson for Brian Sanjenko and Nancy Wilde, Dan Mickey, all of Vernon, B.C. A great-grandson for Elise Rabach of Vernon, Ruth Sanjenko of Armstrong, B.C., Jenny Schouten of Chilliwack, B.C., Alvin and Peggy Rabach of Enderby, B.C. Nov. 29: Born to Reanna and Trevor Hagel of Beiseker, Alta., a boy, 7 lbs. 13 oz., named Carter Jerome. A brother for Brynn, 2. A grandson for Deb and Gary Andrews of Lumby, B.C., Irene Hagel of Wetaskiwin, Alta., the late Jerome Hagel. A great-grandson for Irma McCluskey, Ruth Andrews, both of Lumby.

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Karl Rasquinha, 17, and his sister, Olinda, 18, from Bujunbura, Burundi, have been studying in Vernon for the past two years, and live with “Grandma and Papa,” Tom and Marlene Buffie.

Immersed in the culture A brother and sister from Burundi have adjusted to life in a new country CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Olinda Rasquinha, 18, and her brother, Karl, 17, don’t remember the genocide in Burundi in 1993 and 1994, but they have grown up with its effects on their family and country. They were born in India but lived with their extended family in Bujunbura, the capital of Burundi, while they were growing up. Burundi has a population of eight million with two million in the capital. “You would call it a Third World country but it is slowly coming up. It is a beautiful country of farming, hills and greenery on Lake Tanganyika but there is often a shortage of water and electricity to homes,” said Olinda. “Our parents have seen the war. Our father is a pharmacist and people would always come and ask for medicine, sometimes they would break in. It was a terrible time for people and they are still hurt by all that happened.” They did some of their schooling in India and then went to private high school run by missionaries to learn English. There, they heard about the opportunity to study in Canada and came to Vernon in the fall of 2009 where they have stayed with local host families. Karl is now in Grade 12 at Fulton

Olinda and Karl Rasquinha have discovered the joys of skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort. secondary school and thinking of going on to study engineering, while Olinda has graduated and is going to Okanagan College to upgrade her English so she can study kinesiology. “The first thing we noticed about Canada was the cold but now we have warm clothes and we like skiing. The school system is different here because it is more creative and you use your mind; in Burundi, it was more strict,” said Olinda. While they both found it difficult to make friends at first, that changed. “Now we have lots of friends with Canadians and international students.

Once you get to know them, they’re pretty cool,” said Karl. They both said most of their friends are impressed that they can speak so many languages in addition to English — Kirundi, the national language of Burundi, French, Swahili, and Kokani, an Indian language. Both have been involved in church activities, Karl playing guitar and Olinda singing. “We have a wonderful time here. Grandma and Papa (Marlene and Tom Buffie) have been so kind to us. They have really taken us into their heart,” said Olinda.


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ear Annie: A year ago, my girlfriend and I started dating, but this isn’t what you would call a normal relationship. She and I live about 500 hundred miles apart, and only met in July on a trip to Florida. We connected four years ago in an online chat room of a popular web series and sent messages. Then she found me on Facebook. A few months later, she called, and we texted back and forth and then graduated to web cam chats. We fell in love, even though we knew the risks and difficulties of having a long-distance relationship. Recently, I have been pondering the feasibility of our relationship. I don’t want to break up. I want to spend more time with her. But I’m a 20-something with a modest-paying regular job and a part-time weekend job, and I also take classes at a local

a problem with my college. I find it difficult immediate supervisor. to save enough money She constantly interrupts let alone find time to me. Last week, she came visit her. Even if she to my desk relocated, she and inquired would be movabout a pering away from sonal matter. her friends and I was halfway family. Is there through my any hope for first sentence us? — Madly when she in Love interrupted Dear with another Madly: Yes, but it requires Kathy Mitchell & Marcy Sugar question. She went on to some difficult interrupt four times in a choices. You are still two-minute period. young. You haven’t I think this behavior spent much time is deliberate, and I find together, and being I don’t wish to speak with someone in close proximity day after day to her at all. I prefer to e-mail work questions can change how you rather than ask in perfeel. Every relationship son. The problem is, she is a leap of faith. Can sometimes seeks me out she get a job in your to chat. How can I get area? Can you find one her to stop interruptin hers? Would it be ing without creating a better to wait until you breach that will make are finished with your education? Can you see working with her more difficult than it already each other more often if you meet somewhere is? — Troubled in Tallahassee in the middle? These Dear Troubled: If are things you need to she is interrupting you discuss. on purpose, it’s a power Dear Annie: I have

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play. Since she is your supervisor, you should politely tolerate it and communicate via e-mail when possible. But it could simply be that she is easily distracted and doesn’t realize what she’s doing. When she interrupts, simply smile and keep quiet until she is finished, and don’t speak again unless she asks you to “go on.” If she has to do it often enough, it might sink in. Dear Annie: “Worried Dad in Gary, Ind.” feared for his daughter, who was in an abusive relationship. Two years ago, my daughter was murdered by her abusive husband at the young age of 26. They had been separated for six months, and two days before he killed her, she had asked for a divorce. My daughter was in this abusive relationship for eight years. We begged her to go to the Domestic Violence Service Center, but she never did. She was

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over the age of 18, but in hindsight, I wish I had forcibly driven her myself. All women in abusive relationships need to get help ASAP before they are murdered. We need to have mandatory education in our high schools about abusive dating, as well as bullying. — Mournful Dad in Wilkes Barre, Penn.

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The Vernon Scorehawks and the Special Olympics Vernon floor hockey team relax after their downtown game.

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It was a special sight on Main Street last month during the annual Downtown Festival of Christmas Traditions. The Special Olympics Vernon Floor Hockey team took on the Scorehawks, an ice hockey team for children with special needs. The two teams played a typical shinny game where fun and participation are the most important component. Just ask Glen Schwebbach, the Special Olympics coach

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children and teens with an intellectual or physical disability playing ice hockey in B.C. “We are always looking for a way to have our players challenging another team, so this was a great opportunity to come out and show the public who we are and how well those kids can play hockey,” said Sherry Demetrick, the program’s coordinator “This was a great opportunity for the players to experience the fun and camaraderie of a team environment. “It is amazing to see what kids with challenges, but kids with desire, can do. Deb Bell, a parent of

a Special Olympics athlete, said the smiles of everyone involved really did light up the streets that night. After the official game, the rink of hay bales was open to the public and many kids and adults enjoyed the tradition of a pick-up hockey game. Both societies welcome new players and are always in need of equipment and volunteers. Please call Demetrick at 250-542-0989 for information on the Scorehawks and go to the Special Olympics Vernon website for floor hockey or any of the other sports offered at www.sobcvernon.ca or phone 250306-8954.

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who said there was also a fierce competition going on. “My team has been looking forward to this event for weeks. To play outside against another well-trained team in front of the public amongst all those spectators, is a dream for most of my athletes and gives them the feeling of integration and accomplishment,” said Schwebbach. Special Olympics Vernon has more than 120 athletes training and competing in 14 different sports, and volunteer coaches make this happen. Their opponent, the Scorehawks, is one of only a few teams for

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with friends. Feeling unafraid, we younger folk decided to go out for a walk on Christmas night. We walked down the country lane, which had trees and high hedges on both sides. We stopped on our walk and looked up. It was a full moon and the stars hung in the sky, there was not a cloud to be seen. What a peaceful scene and how beautiful. It is forever etched in my memory. It was hard to realize we were in the midst of a war. One could visualize the shepherds in the field watching their flocks of sheep on such a night, looking up into a starlit sky and listening to the voices of the angel choir.

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Find unique, hand-made valuable community service volunteers. Twenty-seven cents gifts for friends and family this Christmas at Artsolutely! Shop local and feel good about your purchases this year. We have 30 of every dollar spent at St. John Ambulance goes directly to artists selling their original works in a variety of mediums. Open 9 community service support! We are open today from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Info., visit vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for your last-minute gift shopping. Check WINTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE out our full selection of great first aid kits and supplies at our Dec. 23, Spaghetti Building 11 a.m. Dec. 27, Static Electricity Fun Vernon Training Centre. We’re at 1905 – 47 Ave., one block 11 a.m.; Fantastic Flubber 3 p.m. Dec. 28, Spaghetti Building 11 a.m.; Planetarium show 3:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Card Bridges 11 a.m.; south of Silver Star Road at 20th Street. 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Dec. 25 and 26 Legion closed. Dec. 31, lounge opens at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. noon and 1 4 p.m., Tuesdays Dec. 23 Public Skating 11:45-12:45, Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. THE BARGAIN BIN IN ARMSTRONG Closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27 from 9 a.m. noon, in room 105, the People Place; closed Dec. 24 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 25 closed. Dec. 26 and 31. Merry Christmas. Wednesdays. Come in for coffee, a game of checkers or crib, diaFamily Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 Parent & Tot (under 6) CRIB AT THE LAWN BOWLING CLUB In Polson Park, every 11 a.m. to noon, Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Family logue and support. Call 542-2241 for more information. Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 29 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. VERNON ELKS LODGE #45 Our downtown hall is available for Saturday at 1 p.m. Everyone invited to join us for an afternoon of 30 Public Skating 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Family Skating 1:15-2:30 small and large functions such as meetings, weddings, anniversaries, fun. Coffee and cookies included. For more information, call Vera celebrations of life, etc. We offer full catering upon request with our at 545-4521. p.m. Dec. 31 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Jan. 1 closed. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older KINDALE THRIFT STORE SALE We are at 2725 Patterson Ave., hall rentals. Please call Maureen at 558-0876. Armstrong; Dec. 23; sale 25 cents on all White Tags and 1/2 price SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS NORA (North Okanagan Referral and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun Association) meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m., The Pantry. Call Les and friendship. First and third Saturday of the month, it’s Knob Hill on all Christmas decorations. 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All THE SCHUBERT CENTRE We have many activities for seniors 50+ Bible reference by page number. Minimum cost. For more informato enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office tion, call Jean at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. proceeds go to charities and the needy in Vernon. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES We cater to all. We welcome all hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The visitors to come and see what Eagles are all about. We open at 1 p.m. pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more daily. For more info. or hall rentals, call Evelyn at 250-542-3003. TAI CHI: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH If you have ever taken the information, please call 250-549-4201. beginner course, would you like to join us? We take new members SUNSHINE SENIORS MEET Every second and anytime of the year. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. fourth Friday of the month, downstairs at Peace Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. at 1:30 p.m. Join us for devotions, games and great treats. 250-260-4117 or 250-542-1984. B.C. INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY Our mission is to res- Everyone 55-plus is welcome. Premises are cue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. For more infor- wheelchair accessible. Annual membership $3. mation about membership or volunteering, call 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to join in OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Dec. 24, snowa fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and shoeing at Silver Star. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for more info. for details. Dec. 25, merry Christmas to all! 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IN MEMORY OF

Bruce Mylie January 20, 1933 December 22, 1995

Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. With love, your wife, Kathleen Daughter, Wendy (Bill, Ryan & Tara) Son, Gary (Carolyn, Aydan & Jordan)

BRANDT, Beatrice Emmett It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Beatrice Emmett Brandt on December 15, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 85 years. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION ARRANGEMENTS Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

WORKMAN (nee Barr), Marjorie Joan It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Marjorie Joan Workman (nee Barr) on December 18th, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Cards of Thanks

Lydia Kurbis

A special thank you to the staff at Heron Grove Cottages for the care given to our mother during her stay with you. Thank you Chaplain Bill Panzer for your visits and prayers, and Pastor Rick Schulz for your ministering at mom’s bedside and your comforting words at the memorial service. Thank you Peace Lutheran ladies for the fine lunch you served. Marlene, Don and Families

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Lost & Found Lost: Bench Row Rd area above Yacht Club. Border Collie Black/brown with white socks, Spayed female. “Sheba” (250)545-1441 lv msg

Russell Robert Brian Cunliffe Jan. 5, 1958 Dec. 17, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Russell Robert Brian Cunliffe. Loving father to Dylan, Brennan, Darin and Ciara Cunliffe. Son to Bob and Bev Cunliffe. Ex Husband of Kim Cunliffe and Father of their children. Special friend to Brenda Jennings. Russell was predeceased by his mother Bev Cunliffe, son Darin Cunliffe, grandparents Alice and Brian Copping, Bob & Marjorie Baines. Russell was born in Blackpool, England and moved to Canada at 3 weeks of age, and grew up throughout B.C. He was a heavy duty mechanic and worked and lived both in Kauai, Hawaii and Chile, South America. He was adventurous & passionate about acting & sports, mountain biking, motorcycling, Àying remote airplanes, camping and always “taking the back roads” on road trips. He was involved in his childrens activities and coached many of their team sports. He was very proud of his childrens musical, acting and athletic abilities. Russell will be missed by family and friends. Memorial service will be held Wed., Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35th Ave. followed by reception. In lieu of Àowers donations can be made for Russell’s childrens education, Bank of Montreal, 2806 32nd St., Vernon, BC, Kim Cunliffe Trust Account #07700-001 8984-713.

Obituaries

Obituaries

In Memoriam

CATLIN, Irene Helen With sadness, we announce the passing of Irene Helen Catlin at the age of 97 on December 16, 2011 at Heron Grove in Vernon. She is survived by her loving husband Harold, sons Ted (Sheila) and Bob (Sharon) and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven, Jill, Julie, David, Nicole and Lisa. Irene is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren, Maggie, Libby, Olivia, Ivy, Rosemary, Spencer, Khrystian, Lucas and Jesse. Irene was born on April 14, 1914 at Winnipeg, Manitoba to William and Elizabeth Sudds. She and Harold were married on July 30, 1938. During their 73 years of marriage, they resided in Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Dawson Creek, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Penticton, Sechelt, Powell River, Trail, and Christina Lake before moving to Vernon in 1985. Irene began her teaching career at Abbotsford in 1949, teaching at several elementary schools. During this time she attended summer schools in Victoria and was awarded her Elementary School Teaching Certificate (First Class) in 1952 and continued teaching at Abbotsford until she and Harold moved to Penticton in 1955. Irene taught at several schools at Penticton and became Principal of O’Connell Elementary School in 1962. Irene lived an active life during her younger and middle-aged years, enjoying camping, fishing, snow shoeing and rock hounding. She also enjoyed less active hobbies, including painting, needlepoint and pottery. Irene loved the Lord Jesus and her Bible, and led women’s Bible studies for several years through Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church. Irene will be remembered by her family, friends and care-givers as a happy, loving, bright and smiling wife, mom, and grandma. We will all miss her very much but we know that she is now at rest with her Lord. Special thanks to the Heron Grove staff for the wonderful care they gave Irene during the past 4 years. Funeral service will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Chapel on Dec. 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm with Pastor David Fairbrother presiding. A reception will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral facility following a graveside ceremony at Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Good Samaritan Society for Heron Grove. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

In Memoriam

Gone but always with us

Jack Robinson March 25, 1952 December 24, 1991

Kim, Chris, Cory, David and the Dye Family

Obituaries

Obituaries

Emilia “Emma” Smith nee Bigler

It is with hearƞelt sadness that we announce the passing of Emilia “Emma” Smith on December 19, 2011 in Vernon, BC at 89 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Albert “Al”, sons Lyle (Ellie) and Gary (Leah), all of Armstrong, BC; daughter Carolina (Tony) Mazzuca of Edmonton, AB; sister Madeline McConnell of Kelowna, BC; seven grandchildren Gina, Dean, Liana, Steīan, Melissa, Tyler, and Tiīany; and four great-grandchildren Mateo, Luca, Stella Emma, and Jonah. Emma was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Ed and Tony. Emma was born on May 28, 1922 in Salvador, SK to George and Marie Bigler. She married Al on September 25, 1948 in Vancouver, BC and they have lived in Armstrong since 1949. Emma cherished most her family, and her zest for life meant enjoyment of many things: music, farming, gardening, bowling, baking, cross country skiing, dancing, and Įshing. Funeral Mass to be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 23 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong, BC. Father Anthony Ackerman oĸciaƟng. Interment to follow Mass at Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternaƟves.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866


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Education/Trade Schools

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Education/Trade Schools

COTTRELL, Marie Margaritte 1956 - 2011

Bingo Floor Sales and Concession Work On the job training offered Food Safe preferred for Concession

Please fax resume to 250-542-1631 Or email to fairweather@shawcable.com

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

In lieu of Àowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Marie may do so to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4, 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1T 9M9.

Christmas Special Register for child care, ages 6 months to 5 years, in the month of December to get 10% off your monthly fees for 3 months. Contact (778) 475-5505 for more info.

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Community Corner

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

R.J. Schunter Contracting Ltd. LOGGING TRUCK DRIVER WANTED

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Lost & Found Lost: on Kal Lake between Aberdeen Rd and Howe Drive. 7 or 8 keys on ring, 2 have the black tops,remote starts. 250-545-6494. LOST: REWARD if found, Ride Society snowboard with teal bindings, fell out of truck on Pleasant Valley Rd., Between Hunters Store & Butcher Boys, (250)545-6676.

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A private family service will be held at a later date.

Childcare Available

Help Wanted

Applicants must be 19 or older.

Marie is survived by her husband, David; one son, Michael Houlgrave of Vancouver; three daughters: Jessie, Katie and Michelle; seven grandchildren, mother, Lydia Audette of Vernon; father, Oscar Audette of Victoria; two sisters, Claudette Flause and Brenda Trembley both of Courtney; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Childcare Available

Employment

Employment opportunity part time positions.

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Marie Cottrell on December 15th, 2011 at the age of 55 years.

Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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Please note that there will be no Morning Star Daily edition on Tues. Dec. 27. 4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon 250.545.3322 www.vernonmorningstar.com

Wanted immediately experienced Logging Truck Driver. Must be dependable and safety oriented. Please include Drivers Abstract. Position includes full benefits and Pension. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to: 250-547-2030. Or email to rjschunter@telus.net

BUNCHER OPERATOR WANTED Wanted immediately experienced Buncher Operator. Must be dependable and safety oriented. Position includes full benefits and Pension. Please fax resume to: 250-547-2030. Or email to rjschunter@telus.net

Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Maintenance Supervisor / Planner

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. Is currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor / Planner to join our team in ARMSTRONG, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning and optimization of all maintenance assets including the full utilization of a computerized maintenance management system. The focus of the position is safety, quality, production and continuous uptime opportunities. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Tolko offers: · Competitive salary · A company that believes in a sustainable environment · Development opportunities · Wellness Program · Dynamic and challenging environment · Stable employment Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. QUALIFICATIONS: · Five years’ experience working in a production / industrial environment. Three years supervisory related work experience in a production/industrial environment · Experience in the use of computerized maintenance systems, preferably JD Edwards. Sound understanding of preventive and predictive maintenance practices. · Major maintenance outage /turn-around planning experience. · Good understanding of forestry industry operations and equipment is an asset. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by January 13, 2012 or Fax: 250-546-2240

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Experienced Super B driver wanted for steady interior runs. Great wages, benefits and equipment plus weekends home. Fax or email resume and drivers abstract to 604513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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

Help Wanted Is now hiring P/T Servers. Days, evenings & weekends, not suitable for students. Drop off resumes to 2501-53rd Ave Vernon or c-lovers@shaw.ca ////////// $

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Assembly sales, customer service & management trainee positions available within our Kelowna office. Must be 18+ years of age. No experience required as we provide full training. Call 250-860-3590 or send resume to info@plazio.ca

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support

Art/Music/Dancing

Moving & Storage

Pets

Furniture

HHDI RECRUITING

Journeyman Electrician. Horizon Climate Controls, an HVAC & Electrical contracting company in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for a journeyman electrician. Horizon Climate Controls is a progressive, community oriented company offering competitive wages & benefit package. Williams Lake is located in the Central Interior of BC & offers numerous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who works well in a team environment with experience in a variety of electrical work from residential to light industrial. Email resumes to: horizonclimatecontrols@shawbiz.ca or fax to (250) 398-9099.

HOME care worker required for 2 Hrs. Sat., Sun. & Mon. mornings in Vernon .Experienced helping Quad with daily routine. start $18/hr. 250-5425161

New instrument of the New Year? Ms. Music is in: Learn to play in a warm, supportive atmosphere, in a studio situated on the magical Caetani grounds. Devon L. Muhlert teachers flute, guitar, saxophone: Or, want to join a nonauditioned choir? 542-3228 or flautist33@yahoo.com

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

New Zealand Headingdog pups, very quick learning,for working or active pet,1.vaccination /deworming,$400.00, 250 547 6253”

KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

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

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca 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.

Retail SEEKING gas station supervisor in Falkland. $15/hr, Fulltime, Resume to kamverlando@gmail.com

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

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

Help Wanted

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

Photography / Video

Services

Opa! Souvlaki, Village Green Centre is now hiring for all positions and day parts. Get in on the Opa! team today. Join our growing team of fun loving, hard working Opa!ns and be rewarded with competitive pay, team respect and new skills. Please send resumes to Store90@OpaSouvlaki.ca

Financial Services

Help Wanted

A little extra cash always helps at Christmas! Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star.

Roadmap to Better Digital Photography by Tom Skinner • Basic Concepts • Terminology • Photo Tips Bookland Boutique Canadiana Buy Low Foods Coles the Book People The Perfect Stocking Stuffer • $5.75 plus tax

Cleaning Services

ALEXIS PARK RT 31 - 34A St & 40 Ave Available now

MISSION HILL RT 15 - 37 St & 15 Ave Available Feb 1

BX RT 101 - Mutrie & 39 Ave Available now

Immaculate Cleaning Concepts, residential & office cleaning services, meticulous, thorough & dependable, reasonable rates, excellent ref. Call Shelley 250-253-7716

RT 16 - 39 St & 17 Ave Available now

Residential & special occasion cleaning, home/office organizing, de-cluttering, Xmas & special occasion decorating. Bondable. 250-309-3178

RT 98 - Bighorn & 17 St Available now

LUMBY RT 602 - Catt & Grandview Available now

RT 73 - 42 Ave & 25 St Available Dec 23

RT 603 - Catt & Glencaird Available now

RT 81 - 40 Ave & 11 St Available Jan 1

Computer Services NorVal Computer Sales & Service Enderby, BC Computer Clean-up $59 House Calls $30/hr Remote Support $20/hr 10% off all RC Toys in-store www.norvalcomputer.com 250-838-6111 / 250-938-0512

RT 604 - Park & Bessette Available now

Moving & Storage

COLDSTREAM RT 218 - Kalamalka & Aberdeen Available Jan 6

Contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info

2011

ALLSWELL DELIVERY Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service. Truck, Dolly, Ramp, Driver. Affordable Solutions. Call Scott (250)306-0133

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

Appliances

Welding

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649

Portable welding and all types of fabrication Call 250-3094295

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 CLEAN dry wheat straw, lrg round bales, delivery available. 250-558-9509 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

Pets Beautiful Shih-tzu puppies, ORDER ASAP, Ready for Christmas!! 1-250-546-6939 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 BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

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Cocker spaniel puppies, black/white, born Oct. 31, $450. 250-499-5397 Email: 3winds@telus.net Free: 2 Tabby cats (1 male 1 female) must go together to a good home. (250)542-2892

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Johnston Meier Insurance

has an immediate opening for a full-time Personal Lines CSR in our Vernon OfÀce. Level 2 License with min. 2 years experience. Email resume to: vernon@jmins.com.

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Merchandise for Sale

PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-306-5706

Personal Lines Representative In our Friday, Dec. 30th edition of The Morning Star we will celebrate the babies born in 2011.

SWISS Mountain Dog pups for sale. $750 includes de-worming and first round of vaccinations. Call or txt Kent @250-241-1111

Financial Services

Building Supplies 2x6 20 ft long select fur $10./ea; 5/8 D grade plywood fur $15./ea; (250)838-6630 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

Firearms NORINCO 1911’s $349. Stocking stuffers $10ea. All at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Fruit & Vegetables

Garage Sales FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003

Heavy Duty Machinery 2004 John Deere 160CLC, 2 buckets, with hydraulic quick change, hydraulic thumb, 5400 hours. Exc cond. $65,000. 1998 Hitachi 150 $39,500. 250-260-0217. Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Misc. for Sale

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

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

4ft BIRD HOUSES, Tall old barn wood and vintage decorations, some from old mining ghost towns. Prices vary $75-$135, (250)542-0364 Lazyboy style recliner chair, $150.; Solid wood coffee table with glass top $125.; (250)309-3763 Lots of kids movies & VHS player, TV cabinet fits 27”. Call 250-558-5311 Natural gas stove/heater, Pedestal cast iron style, $200. Blaze King pedestal wood stove $300. (250)309-3763 PEROGIES homemade, finger pinched 3-kinds, homemade Cabbage Rolls, 250-545-3667 Recliner, inversion chair, massage & heat. Brand new! $450. obo Lg. kerosene heater $50. (778)475-1452 Snowblower new Husqvarna ml #5524SV, electric start, self drive, 24” $700 250-308-5555 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 TV Stand for 52” TV , grey, $500. new. Asking. $100. firm (250)546-0625 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Farm Services

Farm Services

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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

Firewood/Fuel

WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL

BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME

BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS

Livestock

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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

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Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown From $700 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158 1-bdrm, newly reno’d close to downtown, n/s, n/p, Avail Jan 1. $650. + util. 250-306-0482 2 Bachelor suites, close to shopping mall, own entrance, $400 & $500 util incl Info call 250-542-4654 lv msg 2bdrm, 1bath, Middleton condo w/d, a/c $800/mo+util, n/p, n/s, 250-549-7431 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 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 2 bdrm, ground floor, close to d/t, recently reno’d.Avail Jan 1st. $775. 250-309-1476. 2BD, Top Floor, Mountainview Place in Vernon. Avail Jan 1st, N/P, $800+util. 764-0570 Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm ground level,off street prkg. Avail now. 250-317-1333 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 RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrnm - close to downtown - N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066 Enderby, Hillside Apartments, 1bdrm, walk to downtown. $500./m incl. util. Call Alex @ 250-545-3813 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 Lrge 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, close to downtown, laundry in building, small pets aloud, avail now. Dec. free. see castanet “downtown 2bdrm” for pictures. $775. 250-306-6123. 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.

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. $

695.00

250-260-1162

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Commercial/ Industrial Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm, 1.5 bath suite, NS, NP, $850/mo. includes most utilities. 250-542-1210 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo. 250-550-4396 Duplex on acreage, 4bdrm, 3bath, R/R, large deck, garage, fabulous view, F/S, laundry h/u, N/P. $1200/mo +util. Avail immed. 250-542-3914. Lrg bright & spacious adult oriented, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, full basement. New paint & flooring, f/s, w/d hook-up, covered parking, NP,NS. Avail Feb 1, $775./mo (250)542-3253 Lumby 2-bdrm + den, 2 bath, $935.; 2-bdrm 1 bath $835.; incl util.n/s n/p (250)547-9297 Mission Hill, 2 bdrm upper. $900/mo. Avail now. 2/bdrm lower. $800/mo. Avail Jan 1. UTIL INCL. N/S, N/P, W/D. Call 250-306-6996 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! 2bdrm near dwntwn, $850/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

Mobile Homes & Pads 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 Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $850/mo, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044

Homes for Rent 1100 sq.ft., cozy home, 2 car garage, 3bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, fenced, 1 acre incl., appl., $1800 incl gas & hydro. Avail Feb 1st. 250-351-4511. 1 3bdrm mobile, lakeview, beach access, Westside Rd., Avail immed 250-542-0060 1 Bella Vista, 3bdrm, beautiful view, clean, fireplace, priv, lrge yard Avail immed 542-0060 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 f/s partial bsmt with w/d 10x30 deck grt view parking fenced yard pets neg. $1200+util D.D. Refs. 1250-554-7890/ 250-309-3613 2 bdrm basement, 2 bdrm upstairs of house, avail now, nice clean, near big Safeway, 250503-6034. 2-bdrm house in North BX, $750/mo + util, Avail Dec 1 (250)545-1780 2bdrm private country home, Pellet Stove, Lumby, $1150 pm + util., 1 (250)547-6567 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645.

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• Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV. • 2 bdrm bsmt suite close to city centre. Laminate flooring, small storage, fenced part yard, pets OK. $850 incl. utilities. • 2 bdrm apartment in great shape. In-unit laundry, Mountain View Apartments, close to all amenities. $850.

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• 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $950 rent & $200 utilities. 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1450 w/d, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm farm house $1200 +util, avail. immed. 3bdrm farm house $1300 +util, avail. immed. 778-212-2125 3 bedroom farmhouse. Ok Landing area. Pets/horse ok, Avail now. $1300./mo. (250)542-3276 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1850 + util,2 w/d, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4 bdrm condo, Foothills, 2400 sq.ft.,5 appl., $1200 + util. Avail Jan.1 250-306-1936. Acreage for rent 3bdrm, 8 stall horse barn,work shop, util incl.,Fixed rent neg.Norm 250309-5695. Coldstream orchard location, 4bdrms, 1bath, F/S, W/D, DW, garage, pets neg. Avail Jan1. $1400/mo util/incl. 250-5490310, 250-308-7004. Cozy executive newly reno’d OK Landing log home in town, country feel, 2bdrm, 2 bath, n/s,n/p $1350/mo. 503-2227 Lumby 2.5bdrm, gas heating, close to schools, $950/mo. Call 250-547-2238 Oyama: Older 4 bdrm close to elementary school, lake, fenced back yard, 4-appl. n/s, dog neg, must have refs, $1300. + util. 1 (250)766-0553 RENOVATED 2 bdrm,1 bath. Desirable East Hill. Fenced yard. S. $1000.00 + UTL. 250540-0606.

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

Suites, Lower 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $925. w/d. avail now. 250869-9788. 1bdrm basement suite, avail Jan 1. newly renovated, small pet welcome. $775 util incl.250-540-7695. 1bdrm, lrge, new basement suite, above ground, n/s, n/p, cable incl. $700/mo 250-3071656 cell or 778-475-4145 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564. 3BDRM, bsmt suite, new bathroom, laundry, carport, 40% util, n/s, pets neg, $900/mo Avail Jan 1, 250- 542-7018. 3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $1075. incl util, Avail Now. (250)558-8243 5773 Oriole Dr, 2bdrm, 1bath np, Avail Now $800 incl util. 250-260-1875, 250-351-4368 Bright 2bdrm lrg bsmt, n/s, n/p,near Courthouse,$750 incl. util.Now or Jan1 250-558-0933 Level entry, 1 bdrm, immaculate, spacious,all appl., pantry, large windows, patio, n/s, n/p. 250-545-9805.250-550-8965. Reno’d 2bdrm, util/incl, shared laundry, ns/np $800 Armstrong avail. now. 250-546-6380 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

Suites, Upper Lumby/Whitevale Large suite (850 sq ft) 1 bedroom,1 bath Stacker laundry Private rural setting Small pet negotiable Non-smoker, non-partier $800/month, utilities & satellite TV included.

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Motels,Hotels 1bdrm,quiet,nonsmoker kitchen,Monthly $580, suits 1 person, Weekly rates 558-6837

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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, full bath, newly reno’d, n/s, avail. immed. $600 util incl.,Commonage Cr 307-8747 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 1.5 bath, 1400 sqft, sm pet welcome, $1300./mo incl util Avail immed 250-540-7695 3bdrm, 2 bath, Alexis Park area, 5-appl, fenced yard. $900.+util. 250-545-8048 3Bdrm, upstairs, large home, n/s, pets ok, shared laundry, 1.5 bath, Armstrong area. $1100/mo +util. Avail Jan 1 (250)307-4919 Charming loft suite in East Hill heritage home. New kitchen & flooring. Incl utilities/cable/internet/laundry. N/S. Dog considered. Sorry – no cats. $750./mo 250-938-8954


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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 Vernon: EastHill, modern reno’d 3bdrm, 6 appl, ac, cat ok, $1100. all inclusive. avail. Jan 1/15 or Feb 1. Damage Deposit not necessary in 1st month. 250-938-1889 aft 6pm

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

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2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S

2010 Toyota Matrix Auto, loaded, 48,000 kms

Townhouses P2577

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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

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Lakefront 2bdrm townhouse, avail for rent immed, pets ok $1400 +util, (250) 540-2580

2011 Nissan Versa S P2614

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2010 Ch Chevrolet l t Impala LS

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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.

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BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best 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 Swedish Massage, Sensual to Deep Tissue Exxxtreme Bliss. In/Out 250-307-8174 Sweet Corey. Tis the season for hot body massage & fun. private/discreet (250)870-8710

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1989 BMW 325i 170,000 kms, fully loaded, $4500obo, 250540-2580

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