Page 1

SPIRIT OF GIVING | Community donations and agencies help food bank spread Christmas cheer [A3]

Morning gStar

Happy

The

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

P R O U D L Y

S E R V I N G

Merry

O U R

N O R T H

O K A N A G A N

w w w. v e r n o n m o r n i n g s t a r. c o m

C O M M U N I T I E S

F O R

O V E R

2 0

Christmas

Y E A R S

Holidays!

BANNISTER 4703 - 27th St. VERNON • 250-545-0606

GM

DL#9133

A white Christmas in forecast JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas. But it may not last long. Environment Canada is calling for two to four centimetres of snow today, but come Christmas morning that white stuff could turn to slush as there is a 40 per cent chance of showers. “By the time you wake up Christmas morning it’s going to be white,” said Doug Lundquist, Environment Canada meteorologist. “It should stay through until Christmas morning at least and then it will probably start to melt. “So there is a risk that we will be green.” But no matter how much or little white stuff falls, Christmas won’t be cancelled. “St. Nick can land in tropical countries, so we’re going to be OK, he can make it,” said Lundquist. Plus there is an added bonus to fewer flakes on the ground. “If we don’t have to shovel a lot we have more time to play with our toys.” In fact, the odds of a white Christmas have been dwindling over the years. Between 1964 and 1982, there was a 74 per cent chance of snow for Dec. 25 as an average of nine centimetres was recorded. Jump to the period of 1991 to 2009, where an average of four centimetres was observed, and the chance of snow drops to 42 per cent. Today, the average chance in the area is 60 per cent, with a 26 per cent chance of a perfect Christmas (snow on the ground and snow in the air). “It’s because since about the mid 1980s the climate has warmed and particularly in the winter.” The forecast into next week calls for rain, but could culminate into some extra powder on the ski hills. “It probably means there will be more snow dumping in the mountains.” Overall, December has been drier, sunnier and warmer than usual in Greater Vernon. Only seven centimetres of snow has fallen, compared to an average of 42 centimetres for December and temperatures have averaged -2.4 (up from temperatures typically at -4.1).

Do you believe in MIRACLES?

26 million kids do! Thanks to


A2 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

t n e m t n i o p p A y b n e p O s e m o H Show • Remarkable Lake View Lots • Custom Homes and Cottages

Lot 92 • Pristine Waterfront Beach Park

• Personalized Designs, Competitive Pricing, In-House Builder

I

B TRONSON

NG

R d.

ND

Visit the Real Estate Office at 7760 Okanagan Landing Rd., Vernon, BC Call Scott to view Show Homes

LA

• Vendor Financing

VERNON

ADVENTURE A VIST BAY ELLA OK

• Seasons Fitness Club Membership

250-558-4795

www.AdventureBayVernon.com

LEADER IN NEW HOME SALES

SEASONS IN THE OKANAGAN YEAR END CLEARANCE SALE Opportunity & Lifestyle in an Established Community ➢ Low Maintenance Lifestyle ➢ Family Friendly Neighborhood ➢ Pool, Tennis & Fitness Centre ➢ Lakeview Homes, Quality Finishes, Appliances Included.

ONLY 5 HOMES LEFT — PRIME LAKE VIEWS — READY FOR OCCUPANCY Phone

Scott at 250-558-4795

Show Homes open daily 11 am to 5 pm Don Weixl Photo

w w w. S e a s o n s Ve r n o n . c o m


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A3

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News Food bank rings up hope at Christmas JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

W

ith food hampers piled four-feet tall, toys lining the walls of the elve’s workshop and some special gifts spread throughout the building, the local food bank literally became a House of Hope this week. Tears of a new found joy, hope and dignity were spread as Christmas was made a little merrier for those who may have otherwise gone without. In just two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, Vernon’s Salvation Army Food Bank handed out approximately 811 food hampers, just in time for the holidays. “Hope and dignity is what we’re looking to provide,� said community ministries director David MacBain, while organizing volunteers, which includes his mom, in laws, daughter and every family member he could recruit to lend a hand. MacBain’s 24-year-old daughter, Nicole Stensrude, has been helping out in some form since she was just a little girl – whether it was ringing kettle bells around town or filling in as an elf in the workshop. “Every year there’s always something that brings a tear to your eyes,� said Stensrude, of some of the heart-wrenching stories she hears. But thanks to the community’s strong spirit of giving, the season is made a little brighter for those struggling to afford even the basic necessities such as food. For those with children, there is also an opportunity to serve up something extra special. Thanks to the KISS FM Santa Toy Club, a separate room at the House of Hope is transformed into an elve’s workshop, with toys for all ages (from babies to 12-year-olds). It includes a giant apple crate, overflowing with stuffed animals from the Vernon Vipers annual Teddy bear toss. Such gifts will make an estimated 300 children smile this Christmas morning, knowing that Santa didn’t forget about them. “It can be a tough thing for parents,� said Stensrude, as those on a tight budget often can’t afford to fill stockings or put something under the tree. “It’s always a struggle to meet the needs for those kids.� Local teenagers haven’t been forgotten either. Teens Count Too sets up a table with clothing and gift bags inside the House of Hope during the two hamper days to ensure Christmas also comes for the older kids. The SUN FM supported charity raised more than $21,000 this year, which means none of the approximately 500 teens helped

JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

Salvation Army community ministries director David MacBain and his daughter Nicole Stensrude help make Christmas a little more special for those with kids in the Elve’s Workshop at the House of Hope. Volunteer Colleen Jones (left) smiles as she rings the bells for The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign at the Vernon Square Wednesday.

each year at Christmas will be left out. Then there are other special additions like Rancho Vignola. The Armstrong dried fruit, nut and chocolate company provides an extra special treat to food bank clients. “They have given us thousands of dollars worth of products every year,� said MacBain. “It’s a real treat to have that quality of food

Merry Christmas GLEN

DEAN

BOB

here.� This year Christmas was even made a little more special thanks to Rona for donating 40 Christmas trees for clients at the food bank. Yet all of these tangible donations would never make it into the hands of those who need it if it weren’t for the donations of time. Whether it’s ringing a kettle or helping to organize the hustle and bustle on hamper day or those who even offer to taxi clients and their hampers back home, the volunteers and staff make it all happen. “The mood is festive and we are very appreciative of the many volunteers who have come to help, and of course the countless individuals, businesses, clubs and groups who have given to make it all possible,� said MacBain. The Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank assists 1,100 people a year and all food drives and donations, including those at Christmas (such as the Realtors’ Food Drive), help fill the need year-round. “We are blessed to help so many at this special time of year and we have received many

thanks from those receiving that help,� said MacBain. “We pass that thank you on to all who have helped us.� From a coin in the kettle (the kettle campaign has raised $90,000 of its $125,000 goal) or a can of food on the shelf, you can help by donating at www.vernonbcfoodbank.com or at one of the kettles ringing for their last day today.

3WITCHBOARD 

INDEX Arts............................................B5 Business..................................B12 ClassiďŹ eds................................B15 Editorial......................................A8 Letters........................................A9 Lifestyles....................................B1 Sports......................................A21 6OLs.Oˆ0AGES

We hope your Holiday Season is ďŹ lled with love and laughter!

CHAD

CRYSTAL

DAVE

HORST

4708 - 34th Street, Vernon (behind the Holiday Inn Express) 250-545-3206 • www.nuoorsvernon.ca

LIZ

RHONDA

TERRY

Like us ✔ www.facebook.com/nufloorsvernon


A4 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

We’re Knocking Down Prices

DON’T MISS OUT! Dec26 - Dec 30

th th

*Limited Time Offer, See Store For Full Details.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A5

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Falkland poaching case continues JUDIE STEEVES Black Press

Conservation officers are still looking for a key clue to help them solve a year-old mystery of who illegally shot the dominant bull elk of a small herd near Falkland. For conservation reasons there is no open season for elk in that area, so it was a particularly unfortunate loss, explains CO Jesse Jones, who is investigating the case. “That elk was one animal that everyone in the province lost when it was shot,” commented Jones. “All fall and summer people could drive by and enjoy seeing that small herd. And, he was a beautiful animal; an excellent specimen— and now he’s missing from that herd. It’s just senseless. “We expect hunters to be stewards. It’s

“He was a beautiful animal; an excellent specimen.” — Jesse Jones a privilege to be able to go out in the wilderness with a gun. There are hunting regulations and hunters are expected to consult them before shooting,” he added. The shooter was driving a distinctive vehicle, a light-coloured or white GMC or Chev diesel pickup truck, likely between 2004 and 2008, with a lift kit installed and company decals. There was an ATV with antlers attached to it in the box at the time of the poaching, but the driver was wearing street clothes at the time. Jones feels the driver may travel this route between Kamloops and

the Okanagan regularly for work. The six-point bull elk was shot at about 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 2010 seven kilometres west of Falkland, just east of the highway maintenance yard on Highway 97. The suspect is believed to have been driving east towards Falkland when he stopped and shot the big elk from just off the highway, says Jones. He says he’s been following up leads and interviewing witnesses who were in the area at the time, as well as following other investigative options, but he’d like to hear from anyone who knows anything about the shooting —

or from the shooter himself. The suspect did e-mail the CO service that same afternoon confessing to shooting the elk and saying he phoned a friend to find out the rules for shooting off the highway, but he admitted he didn’t check the regulations.

He said when he got back to his truck after shooting it, he received a text from his friend saying he should not shoot it, so he panicked and fled. When he came back he said he saw a vehicle there, so he panicked and left again. He apologized for

being a coward, but did not turn himself in or sign the e-mail. If you have any information which might help complete the current investigation, you can report it on the anonymous toll-free Report All Poachers and Polluters line at: 1-877952-7277.

Healing Hands Chinese Massage & Acupuncture

20 OFF

$

Free from Pain

WITH COUPON $50/1hr Minimum Charge

250-307-6328 Gift Certi¿cates Available

HOME FURNISHINGS CUSTOM DRAPERIES & BLINDS CANADIAN MADE WITH GREAT PRICING

Great quality at very affordable prices!

Week 50% OFF

STARTING TUESDAY DECEMBER 27TH AT 9AM!

up to BLINDS BLINDS BLINDS up to 70% OFF! a division of Walthers Enterprises

We are YOUR AFFORDABLE General Motors & ALL makes Service Centre

Solid Wood Folding Bookshelf

DID YOU KNOW...

WOW!

we are also...

• an authorized Vehicle and Goverment Safety Inspection and repair facility • an authorized Fleet repair facility • a GMPP/Ally certified Warranty repair facility • a certified AC Delco repair facility *if you purchased or serviced your vehicle at Walthers GM we have all your service records at our fingertips *we STILL have all our diagnostic and reapir tools available to us to repair and program vehicles up to and including current models

DROP IN AND SEE US FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE NEEDS 3500 - 27 th St, Vernon • Service Direct: 250-558-3993 We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. D#7385

Grey Linen Sofa & Loveseat

149 1098

$

Coffee and End Table

399

$

$

Swivel Barstools

$

Solid Wood Student Desk

Leather Reclining Chair

99 $189 $499 Available in Black or Brown

Available in Brown or Red

Full Length Mirror

Bonded Leather Chair

199 299

$

Queen Size Solid Pine plus Bed 2

night tables

$

#304 - 2520 53rd Ave, Vernon • 250-542-5955 www.designersgallerycanada.com

995 $ 1495 $

OR

With storage


A6 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Dental clinic construction gets green light RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A group dedicated to improving dental care is sinking its teeth into reaching that goal. The Community Dental Access Centre Society will proceed with construction of an expanded clinic although the required funds haven’t been raised yet. “We hope construction will begin within the first week or two of January,” said Chris Turner, project comanager. “This is huge. We’re finally there.” The existing rented space at 3107C 31st Ave. will be renovated to allow for four dental chairs. Construction will take about three months. The entire project cost is $450,000, with $340,000 already in place through donations from residents, medical and dental professionals, businesses, service groups, the Interior Health Authority and foundations. Support also came from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.

MORNING STAR FILE PHOTO

The Community Dental Access Centre Society recently assisted Amber Peters in gaining a healthy smile and is now working on renovations at the clinic. Fundraising for the remaining $110,000 will continue. “We do have some potential funders we’re anticipating,” said Turner.

Boxing Day Blowout!

“The fact that we’re starting construction will give confidence to people that the project is going ahead and they will want to get on board.” The society wants to help the 30 per cent of local residents who can’t afford to go to a dentist. Presently, there are 400 children and adults on a wait list. “We are going to a preventative program,” said Turner of the link between poor dental hygiene and disease, chronic pain and overall poor health. “We will be able to stop the cycle of rampant health decay and have a healthier community.” It’s also hoped that improved dental care will increase self-esteem among people and allow them to pursue other life-altering activities like finding employment. “If you have an unsightly mouth, it’s difficult to get a job,” said Turner. “The program will help improve employment.” For more information, call Turner at 250-308-4613 or Lesley McMillan at 250-308-7163, or go to www.communitydentalaccess.ca.

Lose Weight, Feel Great in 2012 with our

BOXING WEEK SPECIAL Models starting at $8.71 per mo nth for Hydro 3 110V MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM

• • • • • • •

No more itching, rashes or coughing. No more odour. No more scum lines. No more chemical hassles. Gentle to skin, hair and bathing attire. Helps to maintain pH and alkalinity. Water so soft and clean you won’t feel the need to shower after using your spa. • Easy to use. • 100% guaranteed.

Joining Made Easy:

All 2011 Hot Tubs and Saunas Priced to Sell. Don’t Miss Out!

No Money Down No Enrolment!* (on a no committment membership)

Limited Time Offer

• Relieves stress • Detoxify • Cleanse and renew your skin • Fight illness • Burn calories • Induce a deeper sleep And much more!

ANDERSON WAY SUPERSTORE WOMEN’S CLUB 5001 Anderson Way, 2nd Floor Superstore

205-545-7230

www.premiumhottubs.ca

Canadian owned since 1979

4511 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC

Premium Hot Tubs

Tel: 778-475-5646 Toll Free: 1-877-939-8772

Jacuzzi Premium Hot Tubs ....Taking the spa experience to a whole new level!

goodlifefitness.com

*Based on the purchase of a no committment PAP membership. Bi-weekly payments will commence based on your start date. Applicable provincial tax applies. No additional fees are required above the regular membership fee. Membership fees vary based on club and the selected membership option chosen. Offer valid at participating locations only. Limited time offer. Other conditions apply, see club for details.

Suspect arrested Morning Star Staff

Lumby RCMP were faced with a tense situation Tuesday. A man entered the Shell station on Vernon Street and was verbally aggressive to staff. “It appeared he was shoplifting and, at the same time, he became threatening,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, with the RCMP. “At one point, the male produced a large kitchen knife from a sheath on his belt while continuing to engage the staff in conversation. It was one of two knives he had on him. “ Police were called and a 65-year-old Enderby man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act. “He was transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for psychiatric assessment,” said Proce. “The male was already under release conditions and will face additional charges relating to his weapons and breaching his conditions.”

North Okanagan WEATHER FORECAST

Canada’s Weather on the Web ------------------------For the latest weather on the internet Visit the Weather Office at:

www.weatheroffice.com

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Scattered flurries

Wet flurries

Scattered flurries

Scattered flurries

High 0°, Low -2°

High 4°, Low -2°

High 3°, Low -2°

High 3°, Low -2°

www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A7

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Teachers upset over the lack of recess KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

A large group of teachers showed up at the first public meeting for the Vernon School Board, made up of almost all new trustees. But any hope they had of a discussion of reinstating recess was dashed. Board chairman Bill Turanski said at their next meeting in January, trustees will discuss the teachers’ job action. The Labour Relations Board-approved job action, which began at the start of the school

year, has resulted in the discuss and revisit the district’s cancellation of issue in January.� recess. The president of “The board the Vernon is concerned Te a c h e r s ’ about the As s o c i a t i o n lack of progsaid while he’s ress in the job frustrated by the decision action, so we to move the will address discussion to those conJanuary, he’s cerns about pleased that it the teachCummings will be on the ers’ collective agenda. bargaining in Bruce Cummings January,� said Turanski. “And we will look at said all of the trustees our options because we — except incumbents are aware of concerns Turanski and Mollie surrounding recess, so Bono — have publicly the board is going to stated that recess should

be reinstated. “I’d rather have it discussed in the open than not discussed at all, and so although it’s frustrating for yet another delay, it’s a good idea and I’m pleased that there’s going to be some discussion,� he said. “I’m tired of this, and I’m not really pleased with washing all this laundry in public but it seems we have to get some sort of movement to get our message out. “I think bargaining should be done behind closed doors, but we’re stuck and we need

School board makes appointments Morning Star Staff

As trustees got down to business Tuesday at the first public meeting for the Vernon School District’s new term, it was time for a little housekeeping. Board chairman Bill Turanski announced the committees that trustees will be serving on for the 2011/12 school year. John Armstrong will represent the board at the parent advisory council meetings for BX, Mission Hill and Beairsto schools, as well as the B.C. Winter Games Society. Mollie Bono will be at the PACs for Seaton, Alexis Park and Harwood. Mitzi Fortin will be with PACs at Charles Bloom, Cherryville, JW Inglis, and the BCSTA Thompson/ Okanagan Branch Education Committee. Tami Ryder will be at Vernon secondary, Hillview and Silver Star PACs, as well as the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee (GVAC). Kelly Smith will serve PACs at Fulton, Ellison and Okanagan Landing schools, and will be alternate for GVAC. She will also be board rep on the Aboriginal Education Committee. Doris Squair will serve on the Whitevalley Recreation and Culture Committee and PACs at Bloom, Cherryville and Inglis. Turanski will serve the PACs at Lavington, Coldstream, Kidston and Kalamalka, as well as the Aboriginal Education Committee and board rep

to the District Parent Advisory Council. He is also representative on the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, a position to which he was appointed, as well as the OLRC. And the B.C. School Trustee Association provincial council spot will be taken by Ryder, with Fortin as alternate. As well, trustees are reviewing a possible change to the date of the board’s public meetings.

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

To all of my clients and friends, I wish you a wonderful holiday season. 2! See you in 2012! Angela Sparrow

recess; it’s the consultation that didn’t happen that got us here in the

first place — this should have been dealt with in a rational discussion in

August following the Labour Relations Board ruling.�

C th Street, Vernon, B #110-4416 27 ernontanning.com // www.v 250-542-3443

WE’RE OPEN BOXING DAY!

25% OFF All Month Unlimited Passes 30% OFF All Swimweas)r (Including Sale Item 50% OFF All Footwear Select Lotions Half Price

IS BOXING DAY! VISIT US FROM 10AM to 2PM TH THESE DEALS! YOU REALLY DON’T WANNA MISS

Royal Volkswagen Highway 97N., Vernon 250-545-2358

Our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. Tel: 250-542-5353t5G

www.nixonwenger.com TRUSTED. RESULTS.


A8 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Opinion Glenn Mitchell – Managing Editor

Get in on the spirit of giving

4407 - 25th Ave. Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P5

The North Okanagan’s Community Newspaper Published Sunday, Wednesday, Friday The Morning Star, founded in 1988 as an independent community newspaper, is published each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Submissions are welcome but we cannot accept responsibility for unsolicited material including manuscripts and pictures which should be accompanied by a stamped, selfaddressed envelope. ENTIRE CONTENTS © 1988 MORNING STAR PUBLICATIONS LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Switchboard: 250-545-3322 E-Mail: newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com Web site: www.vernonmorningstar.com Mailing Address: 4407-25th Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1P5 Fax: 250-542-1510

Managing Editor

Glenn Mitchell 250-550-7920

Sales Manager Alan Tomiak 250-550-7927

Merry Christmas

T

he way I figure it, Christmas might be the best example of the great divide between childhood and us adults. When you’re a kid the holiday season is pretty easy. As easy as it is magical. As the day approaches your excitement builds until you think you’re going to explode – dreaming about what the big red guy might bring you this year. I mean you have to be good and everything and you have to make a list and maybe even pay a visit to the guy in the red suit, and maybe even tip off dear ol’ mom and dad on what to tell Santa, and sure enough, December 25 arrives and there’s stuff in your stocking and presents under the tree and all that food and your cousins and friends and everyone’s happy and there’s snow Glenn Mitchell outside and life is good – even if you don’t have the capacity in your brain quite yet to even comprehend that fact. Later on, though, Christmas memories will likely dominate your childhood recollections and with any luck at all a lot of them will be warm and fuzzy. In fact, even the ones that aren’t, like the small basement fire of ‘86, bring smiles to your face because it didn’t turn out that bad, however it certainly could of – now it’s just a fond memory, embellished perhaps through the fog of storytelling. But when you’re an adult and a parent, Christmas brings a little more stress and preparation and anxiety to the land of season’s greetings. I mean, yes Virginia, Santa still does his stuff, I’m not out to burst any bubbles here, so the magic continues but you learn he can’t do it alone. Well, yes, he has the reindeer too and Mrs. Claus and the elves, but anyone over single digits in age knows even all that help still needs a few assists to truly score over the holidays. But I don’t want you thinking this is just the ramblings of a man who is woefully unprepared

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS

Circulation Manager Tammy Stelmachowich 250-550-7901 Creative Co-ordinator Michelle Snelgrove Accounts Manager Brenda Burgess Classified Supervisor Carol Williment 250-550-7900 Editorial Staff Cara Brady Graeme Corbett Kristin Froneman Roger Knox Kevin Mitchell Katherine Mortimer Richard Rolke Jennifer Smith Lisa VanderVelde

550-7907 550-7903 550-7923 550-7922 550-7902 550-7924 550-7921 550-7913 550-7909

for the big day, even though it’s only a day away. Actually the tree’s up and decorated, the gifts are all accounted for, thanks to a last-minute trip to the mall Thursday night, the refreshments are purchased and, OK, the house needs cleaning and there’s some wrapping to be done but that’s what Christmas Eve day (which would be today, folks, so hop to it) is for. No, I’m just musing about the fact that as an adult you get wrapped up in making sure the magical qualities of Christmas that you enjoyed so much as a child live on in your children, and indeed, for yourself. And there are plenty of details to consider – the food, the gifts that help Santa out and sometimes require extra care and consideration to get just right (depending on the person involved), even the extra time off with ones we love (most of the time) can add stress to what is supposed to be the happiest of occasions. Even the fact that it’s supposed to be happy and joyous can add anxiety to get it just right and even occasionally wonder whether it’s all worth it. It is. But do relax and enjoy it and try to make sure that all the fuss and work pays off with a truly happy time with family and friends. After all it’s the getting together and enjoying each other’s company that counts and will live on in our memories, not whether that tie from Uncle Tom looks suspiciously like the one you gave him three years ago. Sure Christmas is for kids and it’s more than a little work for us adults. But we had our time as kids and now we get to celebrate it again through their eyes. And God willing, maybe some day through their kids’ eyes (but later, much later). And we do so with the wisdom of age that teaches us that times like these are to be treasured and freeze-framed in our memory banks because time and life passes way quicker than we could have ever imagined as kids. We adults also celebrate knowing that the gift of life, the birth of a baby, is the ultimate miracle that we get to enjoy and treasure every day and makes everything worth it. Merry Christmas to young and old alike.

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? The words of the John Lennon song still ring true after all these years. It’s a question we should be asking ourselves as we prepare for the final day before the gifts are opened on Christmas day. You’ve taken care of your family and your friends, but what about the rest of the people? We know we don’t have the resources to help every person in need around the world, but we definitely can do something to help those in need in our own community. We know many of you have already donated, whether it was a large amount or a small one, whether it was an anonymous donation to a Salvation Army kettle or taking some food and presents to a family in need in your neighbourhood. And we thank you for that. But for those who have forgotten their charitable contribution somewhere in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s not too late. Maybe you don’t have any more money or gifts to donate. Donate your time. Call one of the local groups which prepare Christmas dinner for the needy, and ask if you can help somehow. Or if it’s time you’re pressed for during this hectic season, wait until the season has passed. Because as well all know, the need exists year-round. Therefore there is always an opportunity to lend a hand and keep the season’s spirit of giving alive all year. And have yourself a merry little Christmas now. – Prince George Free Press


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A9

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Letters

EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL

PHONE: 550-7920

E-MAIL: letters@vernonmorningstar.com

Community deserves praise

T

he Royal Canadian Legion gives its thanks to the residents to Greater Vernon who proudly wore poppies in commemoration of Remembrance Day and demonstrated once again that it is a caring community supporting our veterans and charities. Our thanks go to all facets of the community, including individuals, clubs and organizations who laid wreathes at Wesbild Centre Nov. 11 in homage to our fallen comrades. We congratulate our schools and teachers who instructed students in the significance of Canada's Day of Remembrance and for creating individual Remembrance Day ceremonies, often attended by a veteran as a speaker. Our thanks also go to the many businesses which provided venues for our canvassers. The poppy campaign was ably sup-

GREAT CARE I recently spent a week at VJH. I want to thank the doctor in emergency and the nurses and ambulance personnel. Also, the nurses on the medical holding unit and all of the radiologists and transporters. I was treated by a caring, very competent and knowledgeable staff. Last but not least, thanks to Dr. La Roux, Dr. Crowley and Dr. Wiseman for their excellent care. Keep up the good work you do. I appreciated it. Judy Hawley STILL A MYSTERY Why I don't go out on Christmas Eve. A number of years ago when my children were six and four years old, we had an invitation to a party, so we hired a babysitter and set out to enjoy ourselves. With little ones, and hard times we couldn't afford to get out often. Arriving home at about midnight, we ended up having a good sleep and woke up at about 9 a.m. to find the children had opened all the Christmas presents. We did not know who had sent

ported by legion members, as well as other community organizations such as the Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans Association

what or to whom they belonged to. I couldn't really write everyone to say thanks because they might not have sent anything at all. For the ones that asked why I hadn't thanked them, I explained but to this day, I have not heard from others. Fifty years later, I still think of this situation. Emily Dann THANK YOU SANTA Who is the real Santa? The real Santa is the person who lovingly gives to others just for the joy of giving. The families who come to join us at the Pregnancy Outreach Program and the Early Infant and Child Development Program at the First Nations Friendship Centre have found a real Santa in Stephen Trites, from Triboda Printing. He has been, for three years in a row, taking pictures of Santa with our families. Not only does he give his time freely to our families, he provides all families with a beautiful set of pictures, containing one large, three regular and three small pictures for free.

Landing Plaza 5301 - 25th Avenue — 250-545-6565 4800 Anderson Way — 250-545-4447 604 Cliff Avenue Downtown Enderby — 250-838-7707

and the Army, Airforce and Navy Cadets, as well as the Navy League in the canvassing and sale of poppies. And we offer

On top of that, he makes sure the pictures are printed up fast, so the families can mail them to their loved ones in time for Christmas. We all know how special these pictures are for families, as many families are unable to afford the costs for these pictures at this time of the year. Thanks Stephen for being a true Santa to many families, creating memories and keepsakes for those special moments in our lives. Merry Christmas. Caroline Huisken AMAZING GRACE Christmas, is a good time to sing Amazing Grace for all the people of God. After all, we all know that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believed in him should not perish, but have everlasting life ( no more problems whatsoever). Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now i am found, was blind but now I see. T'was grace that taught my heart to fear. And grace, my fears relieved.

special thanks to Lake City Casinos, which, at no charge to the poppy campaign, processed thousands of dollars of loose collected coins. Notwithstanding trying economic times, nearly $34,000 was contributed by the citizens of Greater Vernon and it will ultimately be redistributed to needy veterans as well as other worthy community services. These funds are held in trust and are subject to scrutiny and audit at the legion zone and provincial command levels. The legion thanks all attendees and participants of the Remembrance Day ceremony which was ably supported by the diligent work and assistance of the Wesbild management and staff. Well done, Vernon. Jenny Negraiff, poppy campaign chairperson

How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed. Through many, dangers, toils and snares I have already come Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home. This hymn was written in the 18th century by John Newton. He was a former militant atheist and captain of a slave trading ship. On May 10, 1748, he was in great distress in a storm at sea, and he cried to God for mercy. He was saved. First of all, he began to treat the slaves more humanely. A few years later, he gave up his work, became a minister and became involved in the abolition of the slave trade Are we shipwrecked and in danger today. Lionel Jubinville MATHER PRAISED I would like to give an acknowledgement to your columnist Ken Mather. I very much enjoy and appreciate his columns on the early pioneer history of the local area. His tales of ranching, horses,

cowboys and other colourful characters are truly fascinating, and are well researched and written. It would be very nice to see these stories published as an anthology. Robert Byrne

■ The Morning Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province's newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Protecting You!

“LIGHT A BULB”

Supporting Your Community!

for VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

HOME • CONDO • TENANT COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • FARM TRAVEL . MEDICAL . MARINE & RV

LIFE INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES

A great gift to your community! Visa & Mastercard accepted. Designate funding from yourself or in memory of friends or family. Tax receipts available.

Visit secure website online: www.vjhfoundation.org.


A10 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Enderby lands funding Vernon Butcher Shop 400 - 3101 48th Avenue • (250) 549-4704

T-Bone Steaks

New York Fresh Rack Or Steaks Or Canadian Crown Roast Roasts Lamb Chops Of Pork

899 $799 $1399 $449

$

LB.

LB.

LB.

Live Lobster for New Year’s! Limited Quantities, Order now to ensure your catch !

LB.

$

14.99lb

(average 1 - 1 1/2 lbs ea)

VERNON DODGE Welcomes

Dan Loewen

ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

250-545-2261 Your

dream kitchen is only 1 stop away. Customize your kitchen cabinets to get the look you always wanted.

www.vernondodge.com

Long-term sustainability is getting a significant boost in Enderby. The city has received two federal gas tax grants — $180,000 for the Knoll sustainability plan and $276,700 for bio-energy heating for the public works buildings. “It’s like an early Christmas present,” said Coun. Beryl Ludwig. “I can’t believe we got both grants.” Ludwig says it would be impossible for city taxpayers to pursue these initiatives without the federal participation. “We’d have to borrow the money,” she said. In terms of the Knoll sustainability plan, it will provide for growth for beyond 20 years. “It will help develop a future land use plan for the upper side of Enderby,” said Mayor Howie Cyr. “We will engage the community and discuss in-fill development and affordable, sustainable and disabled housing.” Other issues that will be considered are water, roads, density and urban design. “I hope we come up with a plan that works well for Enderby but will be a model for other communities,” said Cyr. The city is contributing $20,000 to the Knoll initiative. As for the bio-energy system, the project will elimi-

“I can’t believe we got both grants.” — Beryl Ludwig nate the use of natural gas. “It will be used to heat the public works building and we will utilize it in our sewer sludge drying process,” said Cyr. “We will also use it in the dog pound for heating.” By using chipped wood waste, the goal is to reduce the city’s heating costs and reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill. It’s anticipated there will also be environmental benefits as greenhouse gases from the sewer drying beds will be reduced by 240 tons. “There will also be 44 less truckloads of sludge going to the Armstrong landfill,” said Cyr. The city is contributing $20,000 towards the bioenergy system. Cyr is confident that both the heating program and the Knoll plan will have long-term benefits for the community. “We are excited because these are innovative efforts on the part of the city,” he said.

Grant sought for playground

Brian Johnston, President of Vernon Dodge Jeep would like to welcome to his organizaƟon Dan Loewen, in the posiƟon of General Manager. Dan has over 15 years of automoƟve management experience and has resided in the Vernon area for over 20 years. Dan invites all of his past, present a future customers to drop in for a visit to discuss their automoƟve needs and to see what real service is all about!

ON 27TH STREET

RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

DLR #5204

Make Your Dream Kitchen A Reality

Provincial grant money could help Spallumcheen provide new playground equipment for the McLeod Subdivision. Council voted unanimously to remove all playground equipment from two lots on Lockhart Drive due to liability concerns. A community recreation grant program announced in October could pay up to 80 per cent of eligible project costs. “There is no cap on the funding request,” said Brian Freeman-Marsh, the township’s chief financial officer. “But, keeping in mind past thresholds and provincial dispersing of funds, I think we should be asking for $150,000.” If successful in asking for $150,000, the township would contribute $30,000 to the playground. Council was given three options for costs for playground equipment, irrigation, fencing and landscaping. The equipment costs ranged from a low of $90,365

Merry Christmas from our families to yours

to a high of $224,238, while irrigation ($13,100), fencing ($5,000) and landscaping ($25,000) stayed the same in each option. Council voted unanimously on option one, where the equipment will cost $115,621. Total cost of that particular option would be $158,721. Spall’s portion, if they got the 80 per cent recreation grant funding, would be $31,744. In his two-page report to council, Freeman-Marsh suggested that the money could come from the parks sales land reserve, but would have to be repaid. “The repayment term would be dependent on the amount of funds required,” wrote Freeman-Marsh. The other option to pay for the equipment would be to sell one of two empty tot lots in the McLeod Subdivision and use sale proceeds to fund the costs. Any excess proceeds would be placed in a reserve for future use. Council also voted unanimously to support the City of Armstrong’s application on behalf of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission for $236,161 for improvements to the Hassen Arena. This application would also strive for 80 per cent funding from the community recreation grant program. The township and city would each pay $11,120 towards Hassen upgrades.

Pedestrian hurt JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

See us today.

Y o u r #1 K i t c h e n C h o i c e HOURS: MON-FRI. 8:00-4:30 • SATURDAYS BY APPOINTMENT

8111 Highland Place (North of Swan Lake) • 250-558-5112

HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED DECEMBER 25 - 27 DECEMBER 28 - 30 10 AM - 3 PM CLOSED JANUARY 1 - 2 OPEN JANUARY 3 MONDAY TO FRIDAY 250-549-4777 • #8 - 1800 Kal Lake Road, Vernon Financing Available O.A.C.

A young Vernon woman trying to make a dash across a busy street was struck by a vehicle Thursday. The pedestrian attempted to cross the 3500 block of 32nd Street, near Boston Pizza, around 6 p.m. when she was hit by a truck from Alberta. The 22-year-old was taken to hospital with abrasions and possibly a fractured leg. “Traffic was steady, I think it was dark, the road was dry and she was wearing dark clothing,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “She crossed northbound traffic flow and the first vehicle stopped for her but there were two lanes of traffic.”


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A11

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Deb White Mortgage Broker

New funding formula for schools

Testimonials

“No Nonsense”

KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

The Ministry of Education has announced a re-calculation of funding allocations for the 2011/12 school year it says will benefit vulnerable students, small school districts, and remote and rural schools. But at Tuesday’s district board meeting, secretary-treasurer Randy Hoffman said not all of these changes will affect the Vernon School District. “This is a recalculation of grants and the one that hopefully reaffirms our estimates,” he said. “There is no change to funding by the ministry — our primary source of funding is still based on the number of students in the district.” In August, the Ministry of Education undertook a review of the school district funding formula and asked for input from B.C.’s boards of education. A representative committee under the B.C. School Trustees’ Association (BCSTA) identified concerns and submitted recommendations for funding formula changes under the principles of equity, predictability, stability, flexibility and transparency. “The ministry conducts re-calculations on special needs and distributed learning enrolments in February and again in May for distributed learning which will impact our district,” said Hoffman. Ministry funding represents about 93 per cent of total revenue to operate the district. The overall funding amount remains the same at $70,804,181. “It’s not really the whole story, as we missed our mark by 86 students,” said Hoffman, acknowledging the work of assistant secretary-treasurer Bernie Weiss in preparing the report. “But the good news is we’re getting the same funding that we predicted.” While the district has a number of variations on regular enrolment funding, other areas of funding include enrolment decline, which went from $126,248 to $455,166. “This gives us a little bit of protection so if we have a significant dip in enrolment, we have some way to soften the blow,” said Hoffman. The salary differential went from $1,915,396 to $2,255,526 “It means it tries to balance our costs of teachers against the provincial average.” There is no change in transportation/housing and unique geographical factors, an area that has remained the same since 2002. The holdback allocation is $944,384. “When the province prepares its overall budget, they make enrolment guesses for September, January and May, as we do, and depending on those guesses, they will release holdback or they will keep it, so we actually gained this money, but it doesn’t stop there,” said Hoffman. “Our funding protection went from $973,412 to $8,678 largely due to the release of the holdback. “It says you will do no worse this year than you did last year, so it’s the province’s way of keeping things balanced, and they were able to ensure that we would have the same level of funding despite the drop in enrolment.” The two-phased implementation of full-day

HILLTOP

AUTOBODY

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU! WINDSHIELD ~ PRIVATE & ICBC GLASS

250-542-2324

Written Lifetime Warranty JOHN KOSMINO Superior Collision Repairs www.hilltopsubaru.com Fax: 250-542-1778 Cell: 250-549-0063 Satisfaction Guaranteed 4407 - 27th Street, 1-800-663-6430 Vernon, B.C. V1T 4Y5 bodyshop@hilltopsubaru.com Courtesy Car Available

ALL MAKES & MODELS

“What I would say and what I greatly liked was: nononsense, down-to-earth, and available for questions and help. You made it so easy, told us what the next step was, made scarey into fun, told us what we needed to do next, and your demeanor put us at ease.” - K&P Follow me on twitter @WhiteHouseMtg

White House Mortgages 250-545-2202

#1-3009-43rd Avenue Vernon

MORNING STAR FILE PHOTO

www.debwhite.ca

A re-calculation of funding allocations for schools won’t change much for Vernon. kindergarten in 2010-11 and 2011-12 marked the first overall provincewide increases in K-12 student enrolment since 1997-98. Ministry projections show that the trend of Grades 1-12 enrolment decline will slow over the next few years and will begin increasing by 2014. But in Vernon, full-day kindergarten proved to be a challenge. “We didn’t achieve the numbers we thought we would, so the drop in enrolment is mostly at the kindergarten level.” Enhancements to existing supplements will result in more targeted funds for small districts and communities to help cover the costs of operating small, rural or remote schools. “This doesn’t affect us, we enjoy a bit of funding because of Cherryville, but we’re not expecting a windfall,” said Hoffman. The committee’s report also identified concerns with the continued allocation of funding protection. In the interests of providing long-term sustainable and predictable funding, those districts experiencing enrolment decline will now be protected to at least 98.5 per cent of the previous autumn’s funding level. “What this means to us is unclear until enrolment levels out, but we’ll likely be in funding protection for awhile. “The full impact on the district will not be known until the ministry provides districts with the rules and the cost estimates in the new year.”

Taking care of you and your teeth

FRUIT UNION PLAZA 114 - 3101 Hwy. #6, Vernon

Caring and Friendly • Family and Cosmetic Dentistry • Welcoming new patients

• One Appointment Crowns • Orthodontics • Botox

Call today 250-542-1404

Switch your Mortgage to us and have your fees covered! Limited time offer!

Take advantage of our historically low rates!

250-540-6000 Randy Belanger www.vernonsnowplowing.com

✔ Lifetime Guarantee On All Repairs ✔ Unibody Frame Specialists ✔ Guaranteed Colour Matching ✔ Industry-Leading Quality Work And Service ✔ On-Site ICBC Or Private Claim Estimates/ Processing ✔ Courtesy Cars ✔ Car Wash/Interior Cleaning After Bodyshop Work ✔ Trained/Certified Technicians - All Makes/ Models ✔ Windshield Replacement And Chip Repairs

Couunst! on

Pamela Owen

phone 250-306-8211 fax 778-475-5758 tanis.yawney@rbc.com

phone 250-260-0008 fax 250-260-4005 pamela.owen@rbc.com

Mortgage Specialist

Mortgage Specialist

Subject to standard lending criteria of Royal Bank of Canada. Rates may change without notice.

Special WINDSHIELD W INDSHIELD CHIP REPAIRS Up To 3 Chips For Only

$

Tanis Yawney

19.99

+ HST

HILLTOP AUTOGLASS

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU! WINDSHIELD ~ PRIVATE & ICBC GLASS

250-542-2324

4407 - 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. bodyshop@hilltopsubaru.com

1-800-663-6430 www.hilltopsubaru.com

ALL MAKES & MODELS


A12 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

Lumby cautious over pesticide ban RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A go-slow approach over pesticides is being taken in Lumby.

FREE

TOUCHLESS CAR WASH Dec 23 & 24 between 8am-5pm

Council received a request Monday from a resident who wants the cosmetic use of pesticides banned in the village, including on private land. “We have a new council and I asked them to get informed on the issue before making a decision,� said Mayor Kevin Acton. Acton admits he has some apprehension about the village enacting bylaws. “No doubt the less chemicals we spray, the better but how far as a village do we go with rule-setting?� he said. “We know smog causes health issues so do we restrict vehicles?� Besides reviewing relevant information, Acton believes there may be a need for public input. “We need to make a decision that reflects the wants and needs of residents,� he said. “I’m not sure residents want us telling them what to do in their yards.�

“It’s a way of cutting down on health costs.� — Nick Hodge Coun. Nick Hodge is prepared to support a ban on pesticides on publicly owned land. “It’s a health issue and it’s a way of cutting down on health costs 20 or 30 years from now,� he said. However, Hodge says the provincial government, and not the village, should dictate what happens on private land. “The provincial government is studying the issue and we don’t have the capacity to deal with it,� he said.

Strata proposal irks neighbours JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

2809 43 AVENUE, VERNON I ’s the It after thService that Coe Sale unts! HOURS HO OURS 8-5 M-F SAT 9-3 AR 18 YEARS SERVING THE CITY AND AREA!

WINTER SPECTACU SPECTACULAR SAVINGS!

$

499!

• 6GB DDR3 SDRAM INCLUDES • 500GB hard drive FREE CARRY CASE Ž • Intel HD Graphics AND WIRELESS MOUSE! • HDMI Ž • USB • DVD¹RW DL • Webcam • 802.11b/g/n WLAN • 2-in-1 card reader • 6-cell battery • 1-year JBJ warranty

$

449!

ACER Aspire 15.6� Laptop Featuring AMD C-50 Processor

$

399!

6G

RamB!!

With the AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 experience fast HD browsing, watch DVDs and online HD videos, play casual games or run mainstream software applications with responsive and energy efďŹ cient performance for everyday computing.

CUSTOM BUILT NEW COMPUTERS-USED COMPUTERS - ON-SITE REPAIRS - PARTS & ACCESSORIES - NETWORKING - LAPTOPS At JBJ Computers we believe that customer service is our # 1 priority. We specialize in ďŹ nding the right computer for you and providing you with the knowledge you need to make a informed decision.

Your Local Source For Quality New & Used Computers Beside the Courthouse

they had the opportunity to learn a little more about the election that got them there. At Tuesday’s district board meeting, chief

election officer Dennis Bristow explained that of the 8,792 ballots issued to voters in the City of Vernon and Electoral Areas B

Intensive ESL Immersion for English as a Second Language

ACER TABLET

• 320GB hard drive • Wi-Fi, HDMI Port • DVD Burner, Web Cam, • Camera Card Reader • Windows 7 Home Premium • 1 YEAR IN STORE WARRANTY

Morning Star Staff

As school trustees met for their first public meeting as the new board representing the Vernon School District,

LCD display

PACKAGE INCLUDES: • 1.024 GB RAM • 32 GB SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE • 10� DISPLAY • HDMI, USB • WEB CAM, 5MP CAMERA • ANDROID OS, • 8 HR BATTERY LIFE • IN-STORE JBJ WARRANTY!

Results reveal trustees undervoted

Please call Brad or email JBJCOMPUTERS@SHAW.CA

2901-27th Street, Vernon www.jbjcomputers.com 250-549-2041

Develop strong English Communication skills that are transferable to school, the workplace and everyday life. Students focus on the foundational skills of speaking, listening and pronunciation, with some guidance from instructors on grammar and writing. The goal of the program is to increase communication abilities through practical and fun learning experiences. No pre-requisites. Continuous monthly admission. Mondays - Thursdays 8:30 - 2:30 p.m. .%73%33)/.$!4%3 s*AN &EB  s&EB -AR  s-AR   s!PR  

Register at Okanagan College Vernon Campus For more information contact Jennifer Kerr 250 545-7291 local 2264 www.okanagan.bc.ca/international 3(537!02%6%,34/+%s./24(/+!.!'!. #%.42!,/+!.!'!.s3/54(/+!.!'!.3)-),+!-%%.

OCRTP 20352q

ACER Aspire PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Genuine WindowsŽ 7 Home Premium • Intel Ž PentiumŽ Processor P6100 • 15.6� HD Widescreen CineCrystal™

Some Middleton Mountain residents are rallying to keep further development out of their neighbourhood. An application has been made to Coldstream to subdivide a nearly three hectare lot at 815 Mt. Ida Drive into 11 bare land strata lots. The application has been made despite a restrictive covenant, put in place in 2004, which does not permit more than one single-family residence. Several homeowners on Mt. Ida Drive are urging Coldstream politicians to turn down the request. “I was told, when we purchased our lot, that

there was only going to be one residence up there,� said Greg Houle. “We bought and built under the assumption that would be the case,� added Sabre Cherkowski. The landowner, who could not be reached for comment, is expected to appear at the Jan. 9 Coldstream council meeting, where the matter will be revisited. “Everyone is offered that opportunity to be heard,� said Mayor Jim Garlick, who also reminded the residents that they could return with a petition against the application. Coun. Doug Dirk also noted: “Anybody can bring a request to council and council will consider it, so it’s important that you voice your opinions.�

& C, there were 6,057 that were undervoted, and 2,684 that were left blank when it came to voting for trustees. “The school district elections are more unique than the other elections, so I embellished a little in my report, just to break it down for everyone,� said Bristow. “There was a large percentage of voters in the City of Vernon who undervoted — 30 per cent of voters left the ballots blank when it came to trustees, instead voting only for mayor and councillors.� For Regional District of North Okanagan Electoral Areas B and C, 2,000 ballots were printed, and 186 were issued. For Village of Lumby, 2,000 ballots were printed, with 662 issued and 622 accepted — 39 were rejected and three were spoiled. For RDNO Electoral Areas D and E, 207 ballots were issued and accepted.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A13

www.vernonmorningstar.com

E N ! O Y L

y a D N g n i O x R o Y A B h t E A W D ber 26 R E T m U e c O e D R E T

N I W L AL

%

0 5

OFF

SKATE S & HO CKEY UP

50 %

TO

50

%

OFF

OFF

On Snowboards, And Snowboard Boots

5601-27th Street Vernon • 542-2852 • 10am - 5pm


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/x/¼Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD(R7A), Crew Cab 4WD LS (R7D) and Extended Cab 4WD LS (R7D) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Limited quantities of 2011 models available. See dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 48 months on new or demonstrator 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4WD LS & 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4WD LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $212.57 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is$203.43, total obligation is $10,203.43. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,450) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. x$7,000/$9,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD and Silverado 1500 Crew/Ext Cab 4WD LS (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ¼No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Contest runs from November 1, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Credit Awards include applicable taxes and can only be applied to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 or 2012 MY GM vehicle delivered from dealer stock, excluding Chevrolet Volt on or before January 16, 2012. 20 Vehicle Awards consist of either a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Appearance Package and Rear Cargo Security Cover or a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels. Factory order may be required for Vehicle Awards. Approximate retail value of each Vehicle Award is Equinox / Terrain $32,775 MSRP / $32,480 MSRP CDN, including freight. Not all awards have the same odds of winning. Correct answer to skill testing question required to claim an award. Some examples of odds are: to receive a $1,000 base award, 1 in 1; to receive a total award of $1,200, 1 in 30; to receive a total award of $10,000, 1 in 10,000; to receive a Vehicle Award, 1 in 20,000 (total awards and vehicle awards include the $1,000 base award). See your GM dealer, visit gm.ca or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE for full contest rules.WBased on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. WWTo qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2005 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new eligible 2011 or 2012 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ^2010 Chevrolet Silverado with the 5.3L engine and 6 speed transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. **See Chevrolet dealer for conditions and details.

A14 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star



www.vernonmorningstar.com



   

"

" 

"



 



    

!$ "

"

 $  

"



.050353&/% 536$,0'5)&:&"3m

$)&730-&54*-7&3"%0 $3&8$"#8%$)&:&//&&%*5*0/

#05)$)&:&//& (.&9$-64*7&-0$,*/(%*''&3&/5*"- &%*5*0/4*/$-6%& "/%)&"7:%65:53"*-&3*/(&26*1.&/5

1-646150

 

WW



   #  ! 

(&5:06348*5)



$"4)$3&%*54X"/%  $0//&$58*/ #"4&"8"3%

 



'&"563&4*/$-6%& Ţ4UBCJMJUSBLm&MFDUSPOJD4UBCJMJUZ$POUSPM ŢŞ$ISPNFTUZMF8IFFMTBOE$ISPNF(SJMMF4VSSPVOE Ţ1PXFS8JOEPXT.JSSPST-PDLTXJUI3FNPUF&OUSZ Ţ%FFQ5JOU(MBTT

*/ "%%*5*0/"- $3&%*54 8*5)

TO FIND YOUR BC DEALER AND SEE OUR OFFERS, VISIT:

CHEVROLET.CA

HWY: 11.4 L/100 km – 25 mpg CITY: 15.9 L/100 km – 18 mpgW

      

    

$ $$ ! 

"  "  

 $        "ĆĄ



"       









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

      





   

(&5:06348*5)

$"4) $3&%*54XX"/% $"4)$3&%*54 "/%  $0//&$58*/ #"4&"8"3%

 

1-64

%63"."9%*&4&-/08"7"*-"#-&8*5) /0$)"3(&"--*40/53"/4.*44*0/

$)&730-&54*-7&3"%0 &95$"#8%$)&:&//&&%*5*0/

1-64



'03.0/5)4

163$)"4&'*/"/$*/( Ĺ

#&457'6&-&''*$*&/$: 0'"/:'6--4*;&1*$,61?

8)&/:063&$:$-&:063

030-%&37&)*$-&

4$"/ )&3& 50'*/% :0634


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A15

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News PUCK PRIDE

NATALIA VIGNOLA/MORNING STAR

Hockey player Logan Dupont, five, shows off his new puck following the Timbit Mini Tournament held during intermission at a recent Vernon Vipers game at Wesbild Centre.

‘S

ANNUAL

O7 HONURES • DDECA26Y/11 OPEN 9-4PM

Y JEWELER

%

50

's OF 100's ITEMS ON SALE!

60 OFF

% % OFF OFF

•C CHRISTMAS HRIST TMA AS DECORATIONS DEC CORA ATIO ONS •C CHRISTMAS HRIST TMA AS GIFT GIF FT W WARE ARE % ALL OFF •C CHRISTMAS HRIST TMA AS CANDLES CANDL LES OTHER T C HRIST TMA AS LIGHTS LIGHT TS •C CHRISTMAS PRODU •A ARTIFICIAL RT TIF FIC CIA AL T TREES REES

30

No Holds Limited Exclusions No Returns On Boxing Day All Sales Final

We’re on Facebook! Check us out!!

open every day 9-4:00pm till new year

"your Christmas market place"

250.542.8881 6325 HWY 97


A16 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

The Landing’s Very Own...

News

BUY-LOW FOODS

100% Locally Owned & Operated Right In Your Neighbourhood. Prices in effect Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2011

Cross Rib Roast

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Boneless Beef Canadian

Cut from Canada AA or Better Grades of Beef

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Garden Salad Or Cole Slaw Mix

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Fresh Express 12 oz. & 16 oz.

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Ragu Pasta Sauce

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Selected Varieties 630 mL & 640 mL

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Unico Tomatoes

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Selected Varieties 796 mL

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Sun-Rype Pure Apple Juice

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Blue Label, 100% Juice Not From Concentrate - 1 Litre

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Dairyland Yogurt

Boxing Week Sale

SALE 1/2 PRICE

Selected Varieties 650 g

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Delissio Pizzas

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Selected Varieties Beef Prime Frozen Rib Roast 801 g - 927 g

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Knorr Sidekicks

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Selected Varieties 111 g - 155 g

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS

SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS • SEASONS GREETINGS

1/2 Price Boxing Week Sale

W

UNBE

Western Family Spinach

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Chopped Frozen - 300 g

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars Or Treats

Boxing Week Sale

1/2

Selected Varieties 42 g - 62.5 g

BAKERY Up to 50% Off All Seasonal Bakery Items

FRESH

BAKERY

Available in stores with full service bakery WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES.

PRICE SALE

PRICE SALE

50% Off The Regular Retail Price

Dempster’s Smart Bread

DELI Resers Salads

White - 570 g Or 100% Whole Wheat 650 g

Cole Slaw, Potato Or Macaroni Salad 32 oz.

Boxing Week Sale

SALE 1/2 PRICE 50% Off The Regular Retail Price

FRESH

DELI

Available in stores with full service deli

You Can’t Buy Better Than ...

PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31ST. 50% OFF REGULAR RETAIL PRICE. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

BUY-LOW FOODS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 8 AM - 9 PM

CLOSED DEC. 25 & 26 PRICES IN EFFECT

5301 25th Avenue, Landing Plaza Sunday Dec 25, 2011

Monday Dec 26, 2011

Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

Wednesday Dec 28, 2011

Thursday Dec 29, 2011

Friday Dec 30, 2011

Saturday Dec 31, 2011

Queen Silver Star Candidate Christianne Edblad Sponsor: Johnston Meier Insurance School: Vernon Christian School Hobbies: Singing, songwriting, piano, guitar, soccer, snowboarding Future goals: I plan to go on a mission’s trip with YWAM after I graduate, and then go to university and become a pharmacist Favorite quote: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12 Reason for joining QSSEP: The QSSEP has had a positive impact on so many young women and I hope to experience all the benefits of the program as well What skills I hope to gain in QSSEP: I hope to gain the ability to make speeches and be more confident in myself as well as other life skills and friendships with the other girls in the program What being a Youth Ambassador means to me: being an excellent role model and representing Vernon in a positive way, as well as being involved and getting to know the people

Time to enrol the kids Morning Star Staff

W

Parents with children turning five in 2012 can start thinking about kindergarten registration. Registration for all elementary schools in the Vernon district takes place Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. Information will be placed on both district and school websites, as well as through advertising in The Morning Star. For more information, see www.sd22.bc.ca ■■■ Students who wish to transfer from one school to another in September 2012 must make application to transfer no later than Feb. 15, 2012 to be given consideration. Although requests aren’t guaranteed, the board believes that, to the extent that accommodation, staffing and planning arrangements allow, parents should have the option of enrolling their children in their school of choice. Applicants will be informed of their status by April 15.


BOXING WEEK Event

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A17

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Sale

Annual

Runs All Week until Dec . 31!

WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!

Soft Shell Jackets

s t e k c a Ski J are up to

as low as

$

f f o 70%

39

on Brand … like 319! $ o t s e p u Nam Value … ! S T E K C out the store. A J E through RE

x e T e r Go Shells as low as

$

99

Hidden ’s yours! t i d n a e Find on

Insulated Ski Pants

$

for only

69

Gore-Tex Bib Pants $ Save

150

Sweaters & Fleece Jackets

f o o r p r Wate ets Jack for as little as

$

Men’s

Far West

39

STORE HOURS

50% off

Saturday (Christmas Eve) 9 am-4 pm; Monday (Boxing Day) 8 am-6 pm; Tuesday, Dec. 27-Friday, Dec. 30 9 am-6 pm; New Year’s Eve 9 am-4 pm

2900 48th Avenue | 250-545-9048

31st St.

factory outlet

48th Ave.

27th St.

F

29th St.

% 0 2 e v a S


A18 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Starts Dec. 26th!

Hot

boxing week buys

Free App! See and share Fab Finds, get store alerts and more with our Fab Finder App for iPhone and iPod touch.

Sheet sets

25%off

all ladies and men’s branded watches*

allsizes $19.99

December 26th only

compare at $35 &up

Men’s branded denim $16.99 compare at $50

Men’s branded

regular priced merchandise only

tops $14.99

compare at $69-$78

Infant Activewearsets $16.99

compare at $40 & up

*Watches only available in select locations. For holiday hours and the location nearest you, visit www.winners.ca

© 2011 Winners


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A19

Boxing Week Sale!

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News

ALL Clearance Bras

IZES BRA S A-N A 2 5 30 SIZES HING CLOT - 3XL XS

3999

$

%

30

OFF

Selected Lingerie, Robes and Sleepwear

and many more in-store

SPECIALS! #302 2520 53rd Ave. Vernon (Across from Burger King)

250-558-5183

We’re Here to Support You! HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm CLOSED MON DEC 26 • RESUME REGULAR HOURS ON TUES DEC 27 PHOTO SUBMITTTED

Vernon teen Jesse Randlesome shows off the family car that was given a makeover by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Wish drives ahead for teen Morning Star Staff

MORTGAGES MADE EASY! Your dream home may be more aaffordable than you think! So call Andrea today...

250-550-4282 3300 - 34 Avenue, Vernon th

DOMINION LENDING CENTRES

SOLUTIONS

MORTGAGES

Sixteen-year-old Jesse Randlesome can’t believe it’s his car. His mother’s 1999 Dodge Intrepid has been given a complete makeover by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and it looks more like a black space ship than a sedan. “It wasn’t the car that every 16-year-old dreams about when we started but it is now,” said his volunteer wish grantor, Claudio Arato. Randlesome was diagnosed with abdominal cancer in September 2010 and since then, he’s been through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. “Jesse is such a fantastic kid and I’m so excited to see his pride in it and see him enjoying all the bells and whistles,” said Arato. While Randlesome was away having treatment, Arato had the car taken to Custom Car Concepts in Vernon. The car was given a hot new paint job, a complete multimedia system and new tires and wheels. Custom Car Concepts discounted more than $5,000

in work to keep the makeover on budget. Randlesome plans on becoming a mechanic after graduation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children three- to 17-years-old who have a lifethreatening medical condition. Since 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. has made more than 1,400 wishes come true. Each wish provides a child and his or her immediate family a carefree and joyous experience that is far from the inherent stress and anxiety of having a life-threatening medical condition. The goal is to re-focus attention on the positive by providing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime wish experience that a family might not otherwise have. For more information on the agency, go to www. makeawishbc.ca.

Boxing Week % 30 Sale ALL RAIN WEAR

LEATHER GLOVE

Taylor Made R11

$

1500

off

CLUBS Adams A70S Complete Sets

Dunlop La Jolla Ladies Complete Set

36995

$

We’ve Got You Covered

Regular $899.95

699

$

Regular $599.95

CLOTHING

BAGS 2012 Sun Mountain Golf Bags 20

20% 20%

off

Adams Golf Bags

PUSH & PULL CARTS Sun Mountain and Bag Boy

10

%

• The Right Agents • The Right Company

off

95

off

$

Men’s Footjoy Superlite Shoes Ladies Summer Series Callaway Sport Era

TRAVEL COVERS

10% off

6995 $ 7995 $ 4995

2012

TEE OFF GUIDE

$

3995

VOTED THE OKANAGAN’S #1 GOLF SHOP - 11 YEARS IN A ROW!

• The Right Choice

Johnston Meier

Insurance Agencies Group

250-545-5311 3118 - 32nd Avenue, Vernon • Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 • Sat 9:00 - 5:00

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

3911 - 32nd St, Vernon (next to Tim Hortons)

250-542-GOLF (4653) STORE HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 5:30; Sunday 10:00 - 5:00

WE CUSTOM FIT


A20 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News SEASONAL TRADE BUY 1 GET 1

70% OFF! (of equal or lesser value)

ALL WINTER CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR December 27th - 31st

4407-29th Street Vernon 250-549-1221

childhood outfitters (2008) inc.

Canada’s Most Trusted Mortgage Experts

NEW LOCATION … Downtown Vernon

#201, 2901 - 32nd Street

I provide personalized, tailored service, anytime of day, to ensure you are comfortable with your decisions.

Brad Perepolkin Mortgage Broker/ Owner

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Heather Reid of Trinity Valley Christmas Trees carries out a tree for a customer Wednesday at their set up in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Trinity Valley Christmas Trees have been selling the festive staple for 16 years.

Call Brad anytime to discuss your options!

www.homeloan.ca (250) 260-7070 • (250) 503-6199 cell

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

Searching for a safe and secure investment in today’s market?

Invest with confidence now and for the future.

Purchase a competitively priced new investment unit at The Views Retirement Community with annual returns of up to 20%.

Contact Jack 250.503.8392 jack@coldstreammeadows.com

9100 Mackie Drive Sales Suite #107

Westside Road brought to MLA’s attention WADE PATERSON

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom. “On Tuesday, Minister Lekstrom (and I) physiWestside Road was a hot topic at MLA Ben cally drove the road from Vernon right through to Stewart’s open house Tuesday. the Westside. Although the open house was held “We had the chance to go with two key in Kelowna, a number of people came people in the ministry that are responsible armed with their concerns about condifor this area, Murray Tekano and Norm tions on Westside Road. Parkes.” “There is a big delegation here from Stewart said that the group examined Westside Road,” said the Westsidethe road safety improvements that have Kelowna MLA. already started, the resurfacing issues and “A lot of them either have property the width of the road. Ben Stewart out there and live downtown or they “The ministry is aware that the road is have driven over here. The big question too narrow in some cases. I’d like to see in everybody’s mind is road and safety some cement safety improvements or barimprovements.” ricades put up, but they can’t put them on unless Stewart said he is well aware of the concern they widen the road.” and has already been presenting the case to According to Stewart, in the past, the province has stated that the road has too low an amount of traffic to justify doing significant improvements; however, he is optimistic that Tekano’s staff and resources in the ministry will make it a priority. Black Press

LandingUnique CONSTRUCTION LTD. Quality Craftsmanship

250-542-3245 • cell 250-308-7500 • www.landingconstruction.ca BLUE STAR

INCREDIBLE VIEWS • EAST HILL LOCATION • EACH HOME A TRUE CUSTOM BOTH RANCHER AND WALK-UP • FINISHED HOMES FROM $499,000. $

00

549,9

ST!

NO H

5 Bedrooms, B d 4 Baths 3400 sq. ft. Rancher 1002 - 35th Avenue

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours!

CORNER OF 35TH AVENUE AND 9TH STREET, VERNON • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

$699

LESS TRADE NOW ONLY…

$599

FINDLAYS Vacuum & Sewing 3101 - 48th Avenue in the Andre’s Plaza • 250-549-2730 www.findlaysvacuumandsew.com


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A21

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Sports

EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL

PHONE: 550-7902

E-MAIL: sports@vernonmorningstar.com

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Vernon’s Cam Pierce (second from left), a second row player with France’s ASM Clermont Auvergne Academy, runs in support of a teammate in Under 23 rugby union action against Bourgoin.

Pierce adapting to French style KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor

Back in high school, Cam Pierce didn’t pay much attention in French classes. Turns out he should have put more effort into learning the language. Pierce, 21, is immersed in the French culture as he plays rugby and goes to school as part of an apprenticeship with the ASM Clermont Auvergne Academy, in ClermontFerrand, one of the country’s oldest cities (population 150,000). The 6-foot-6, 230-pound second row player was recruited after playing internationally for Team Canada Under 20. He was a touch homesick in the fall, but has adjusted to the huge changes. “As I have progressed with the language and become more comfy around the guys it has been a lot more enjoyable,” said Pierce, home in Vernon for Christmas. “My one complaint about France is all the dog poo in the — Cam streets; I feel like my street is the hot spot.” He says rugby is the No. 1 sport in Clermont-Ferrand so it commands major exposure. “The atmosphere around the entire club is amazing. Usually when I go out wearing ASM clothing, people will ask me if I play and how the game was on the weekend. For our home games (U23) there are around 2,000 fans, whereas the pros get 18-20,000. “They all come on the field after the home games for autographs and photos so it’s pretty exciting. Each week, two or three of the top 14 players who are Under 23, play with us depending on what is happening with the top team.”

The Kal and University of Victoria grad has played in 80 per cent of the U23 Espoirs games and one for the U21 Reichels. The Espoirs have won three straight national titles. “Any time I get selected for the U23s, it is a special feeling because of the hype and energy surrounding the team. Most of the finer points in my game have been getting better, such as body positioning in scrums, and precision off of kickoffs. All of the coaches and staff surrounding the club are very good. A Brit, ex-London Wasp player, Alex King, is the Espoirs’ backs coach and he has been a huge help with getting me transitioned into the French lifestyle and game play.” Like most of the players in the academy, Pierce is enrolled at the university, where he takes a French course four days a week. Each week, the team lifts weights four times, trains three times and does a captain’s run the day before a game. Pierce “My role on the team, like most second rows (lock) is to be very physical around the field and dominant in the set pieces (scrums, lineouts). French rugby is very physical, hard hitting and there are scraps almost every game.” As for pretty much ignoring his high school French teachers, Pierce said: “I was always one of the worst students in French class. I didn’t see a point in it and was super lazy. Me and my buddies used to mess around all the time, never thought I would actually need it. It has been a lot easier and more fun learning in real life situations instead of a classroom. The food is amazing, but everything is so expensive, I

“Any time I get selected for the U23s, it’s a special feeling.”

really miss Timmys, Wendy’s, and Pho (Vietnamese). Their fashion sense is pretty deadly; the older girls look younger and vice versa.” Pirece has all his living expenses and a lot of extras covered, along with flights home twice a year. “I would like to stay with the academy for two years after this year, working towards a top-14 contract. As a foreigner, if you play three years in the academy you aren’t considered a foreigner so there is no restrictions on allowing you to play. There can only be three foreigners on the field at one time. My ultimate goal is to represent Team Canada at the senior men’s level. I have always been a very proud Canadian and being in France has only helped me appreciate it more.” Pierce, who played summer rugby with the Kelowna Crows, reunited with buddie and former Crow and provincial youth team teammate Will Hindson of Kelowna recently. “He was just in Bayonne for a test with the U23 team. He told me he was at a test a few days before. We took a bus trip down there and gave them a proper smashing, 42-15 I think. ASM is looking at a young Canadian, 1993 Ontario player Conor McCann, for the academy in the new year so hopefully it works out for him. The more Canadians the better.” Clermont-Ferrand was the first city in France to get a new guided light transit system. Clermont-Ferrand is famous for hosting one of the world’s leading international festivals for short films, the Festival du Court Metrage de Clermont-Ferrand, as well as the corporate headquarters of Michelin, the global tire company created more than 100 years ago.


A22 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Sports

The very best of 2011 sports

S

ome year huh! The Lions win the Grey Cup. The Canucks almost win the Stanley Cup Tiger Woods ends a 749-day slump and wins ONE golf tournament and has a hot dog tossed his way. Tyra Banks, Debra Messing, Lindsey Vonn and Karina Smirnoff become free agents. Oh, and my Midgetaged hockey son Max and my Pee Wee-aged son Nick enjoy four-snipe games 24 hours apart, and my daughter Kristi gets killer marks in university and is almost a psychologist (at last, my very own therapist). Two years ago, at the Vancouver Winter Games, I witnessed extraordinary Olympic spirit from Idaho freestyle skier Jeret (Speedy) Peterson, who struck a silver medal at Cypress Mountain. He, sadly, as did too many athletes in 2011, took his own life. I mentioned 100-yearold Minnesota golfer John Baldwin in this space five years ago. He is now gone, but I loved his quote when asked the secret to a long life.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Kevin Mitchell

Said John: “Moderation in everything. I quit smoking when I was 82.” As for me, the odometer is quickly rolling on the back nine and I have learned a few things from many good people. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. Don’t take yourself seriously because no one else does. Believe in miracles. Merry Christmas to all my readers (up to 35, including my dear folks). Here, as is my Christmas tradition, are the best of 2011... Gone But Not Forgotten: Seve Ballesteros, Wade Belak, Derek Boogaard, Corey Carlson, Al Davis, Pavol Demitra, Mike Flanagan, Joe Frazier, Peter Gent, Ray Glen, Hideki Irabu, Harmon Killebrew, Rick Martin, Brad McCrimmon,

New Home on your Christmas list?

Call me.

Elspeth Manning 250.309.1500 elspeth1@shaw.ca NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!

Dr. Dalen Quinton welcomes Dr. Genevieve Levesque to the practice.

• Family Dentistry • Teeth Whitening • Aesthetics • IV Sedation • Crown and Bridge • Fillings

DR. DALEN QUINTON, B.Sc., D.D.S. & ASSOCIATES sedation & general dentistry

Cre

a tin g

e B e a u t if u l S m il

s

#201 - 3334 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC 250-542-2776 • fax 250-542-2724

Jeret (Speedy) Peterson, Rick Rypien, Ruslan Salei, Randy Savage, Kevin Savitsky, Bubba Smith, Duke Snider, Dan Wheldon. Viper-of-the-Year: Kirby Halcrow. Best TV Sportscaster: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, James Duthie (tie). Canuck-of-the-Year: Daniel Sedin. Rising Stars: Tim Tebow, Kevin Hill, Adam Kleeberger, Darren Nowick, Adam Tambellini, Jedd Soleway, Curtis Lazar, Harlan Orr, Damon Severson, Erin Miller, Adam Hadwin, Conner Kozak, Connie Kapak, Vasek Pospisil, Brett Lawrie, Çam Pierce, Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Maddie Kaneda, Zach Kronbauer, Thomas Mills. Best Steak: Blackened New York at Earls. Best Pizza: Uncle Dave’s. Best Cheerleaders: Edmonton Oilers Octane, Seattle Sea Gals, B.C. Felions, Arizona Cardinals. Busts: Indianapolis Colts, Everett Silvertips, Trail Smoke Eaters, Columbus Blue Jackets, Monica Bellucci, Heidi Klum, Penn State, Ponoka Jr. B Stampeders (2-24). Best Names in sports: Golden Tate, Saylor Martian, Scout McWilliams, Konrad Klimp, Frank Slubowski,

Paris Jackson, Wacey Rabbit, Cal Clutterbuck, Senate Patton, Evan Stack, Bennett Hambrook, Jackson Whistle, Joey Crabb, Erik Condra, Turner Lawson, Marley Keca, Jamie Crooks, Turner Popoff, Beanie Wells, Raffi Torres, Antti Niemi, Uncle Buck, Angus Reid, Wojtek Wolski, Massimo Lamacchia, Cody Chikie, Kit Sitterley, Garrett Rockafellow, Mezmer Vlasopoulos. Sparrow-of-the-Year: Colton & Britany (tie). Best Soup: Broccoli and bacon at Kelly O’Bryans. Best Wings: Rosters Sports Club, Longhorn & Checkers (three-way tie). Best creampuffs: My mom’s. Runner-up: Okanagan Bakehouse. Best Smiles: Missy Peregrym, Beatriz Recari, Julia Mancuso, Braeden Cooper, Samantha Head, Zach Agar, Aiden Rysen, Hannah Storm, Sean Avery, Jennifer Hedger, Jennifer Garner, Jacqueline Cote, Marissa Miller, Brooklyn Decker, Peyton Manning, Amanda Bedard, Jeremy Roenick, Tori Haller, Craig Ferguson, Shelley Johnston, Wendy Huber, Nicole Joraanstad. Best Legs: Mia Hamm, Mark DeVolder, Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Lolo Jones, Hope Solo, Blair

MORNING STAR FILE

Viper of the Year Kirby Halcrow (No. 30, above) gets low to make a stop in B.C. Hockey League action; Below: American footballer Mia Hamm is a shoe-in for best legs. O’Neal, Bob Powls, Rich Zecchel, Rick Raber, Ron Krause, Lena Dean, Shelly Zupp, Natalie Gulbis, Denise Connor, Christine Lecuyer, Kevin Balfour, Andy Gilbert, Leryn Franco, Amanda Beard, Heather Mitts, Carling Coffing, Lisa Barber, Tanith Belbin, Maria Kirilenko. Worst Legs: Erwin Schuur, Harry Adam, Darin Mundy, Mike Kakoske, Garney Howard, Owen Siddall, Dave Specht, Rob Bauml, Butter Bean, Jeff Parker, Mike Wagner.

Knights streak into holidays Morning Star Staff

Head coach Kris Mallette set a goal of winning five straight before the North Okanagan Knights broke for the Christmas break. Dustin Nikkel made it happen, backstopping his team with a stellar 24-save shutout performance as the Knights squeaked out a 1-0 win over the host Chase Heat Thursday night at Art Holding Memorial Arena. North Okanagan heads into the holidays at 23-10-0-1, third in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division. The ever-improving Heat are 3-29-1-0, last in the Okanagan Shuswap Conference. “We pulled it off, but the last two games weren’t the way we wanted to play,” said Mallette. “The three games before we played very well, but these last two we got away from what was making us successful. “Dustin Nikkel was lights out. First

period, we probably could have been down 3-0. He made some unbelievable save and he’s been playing so well.” Mallette acquired the 18-year-old keeper from the Kelowna Chiefs early in the season, and credits him for embracing the starting role. “He’s taken the reins as of late and done a very good job for us.” Added Nikkel: “I’m just trying to stick with the confidence that’s been building up game after game. I’m just going shot by shot and just trying to focus on what’s coming at me right away.” Nikkel says the Knights are going to treat the New Year like an entirely new season as they prepare for the stretch drive. They return to action Friday, Jan. 6 against the host Sicamous Eagles (1318-1-1). “We’ve got a lot of work to do to get ready for playoffs,” he said. “Some guys, from the beginning of the season are

starting to shine now. Bryce (Koch), he’s starting to work a lot better.” Forward Cory Hochhausen, playing the point on the powerplay, wired a shot past Chase netminder Russell Sanderson (24 saves) with 52 seconds remaining in regulation. “Cory had a big lane up at the top and the goalie got a piece of it, but not enough, obviously,” said Mallette. “I honestly thought it was going to be a 0-0 tie. I thought ‘This is going on forever.’ In the second and third we had some pretty easy tap-ins and guys just didn’t bear down. “Chase definitely outworked us. I’ve seen a big improvement from the last time we played them for sure.” The Knights were without regulars Mateja Leko, Alex Klintaire, Lee Muir and Brady Janzen. Mallette was impressed by call-ups Nick Astasiewicz and Cortlan Procter. “It’s always nice when the kids come up and listen and do what you ask of them.”


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A23

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Sports Blue Lightning zap Novice opposition Morning Star Staff

THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

Brett Rouault (above), a Fulton grad, and Will Ondrik, formerly of VSS, are taking on key roles with the TRU WolfPack.

The Vernon Interior Savings & Credit Union Blue Lightning ambushed Kelowna 17-6 in Novice division ringette play last Saturday. Hat tricks were supplied by Grace Cornell, Jayeden Scott and Kenzie Koshure. Other goal scorers were Danika Bellamy, Jessie Campbell, Emma Elders, Shelby Richards, Hannah McMorran and Liam Van Whyt. In Sunday action, the Lightning stopped Vernon Red 14-7 at Priest Valley Arena. Scott, Koshure, Cornell and Dane Thoma turned hat tricks, while Emma Elders scored a deuce and Bellamy provided a single. Jesse Campbell and Hannah McMorran were both solid in net as the Lightning hit the

midway mark of the season undefeated.

EMAIL

MorningStar's

The

SPORTS DEPARTMENT AT

sports@vernonmorningstar.com

4823 Silver Star Road Vernon, BC 250-260-6777

Vernon duo boosts Pack LARRY READ For The Morning Star

KAMLOOPS – Vernon products Brett Rouault and Will Ondrik are hoping to push the .500 Thompson Rivers University WolfPack into the CIS men’s basketball playoffs in the new year. Head coach Scott Clark has the 4-4 Pack within striking distance of the leaders in the Canada West Pacific Division. TRU opens 2012 with a Jan. 6 home tilt against the 2-6 University of Winnipeg Wesmen. “Winning and losing are by-products of a process which goes back to what people do in the summer time,” said Clark. “The record shows that the guys are committed and have displayed the right attitudes. The result is that we have won four league contests. If we focus on that is wrong, we want to focus on what has led to that. I am proud of the behaviors that the players have exhibited more than the record.” The Pack ended the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with back-to-back victories over Brandon Bobcats and Regina Cougars before losing a pair of exhibition games in Southern California last weekend. Clark entered the season with virtually a brand new team. Only four players: Chas Kok (5th year, forward, Lynden, Wash.), Kevin Pribilsky (4th year, guard, Victoria), Rouault (2nd year, guard), and Brett Harper (2nd year, guard, Langley) were back from the team he inherited in 2010-11. With so many new faces, the fact that they have blended so well together so soon has also been a plus. “I’m a pretty harsh critic,” said Clark. “A lot of people have said we play unselfishly and the right way. I believe we do that to a certain degree. I think that we can get better in those certain areas. Sometimes you look

at it and say as a basketball coach I could do a better job of teaching to get that done. “I am pleased where we are at, but not ecstatic. That is one of the things that makes you upbeat that while our performance has been OK – there is room for improvement. That is our job in the second half of the year.” Ondrik, who transferred from VSS to White Rock Christian Academy for his Grade 12 year, says the veterans are showing him loads of respect. “It has been pretty good,” said Ondrik. “The older guys are giving me the chance to look good (referring to his playing time). I have been able to score a bit. It hasn’t been that big of an adjustment from playing AAA in Vancouver. It is more physical than high school.” Ondrik said he is surprised at the decent minutes (23 minutes a game) Clark has given him, and he’s stoked about the second half (10 league games). “We have the same amount of wins as they did the entire last season. If we keep working hard, I think the playoffs are a good possibility.” Ondrik, a 6-foot-7 190-pound forestry student is 17-for-45 from the field and has 50 points. Rouault, a Fulton Maroon grad, knows the Pack can pick things up a notch in 2012, despite a lack of older leadership. We had some expectation of doing better this year,” said Rouault. “It is hard not having a lot of older guys to look up to but at the same time, there are a lot of younger guys we have to look after. I am the oldest of four kids so I am used to it.” Rouault injured his hip during the warm up of the Pack’s opening game, so has battled adversity while missing half the season.

“It’s been really tough. I have never been injured in my career. Going to rehab all the time has been a change...Hopefully we get some victories in the second half and make the playoffs.” The 6-foot-4, 190-pound science student has averaged 11 minutes a game and is 5-for-10 from the field with 11 points. Rouault and Ondrik were also busy off the court since the Pack are expected to be community leaders and work hard in the classroom. The Pack were involved in the Terry Fox Runs in schools and the Raise a Reader campaign before their season even started. “The rookies see how the vets conduct themselves and want to emulate them,” said Clark. “That is not my leadership but the players themselves within the team.” Clark adds Akeem Pierre (3rd year, guard, Calgary) has also taken on that leadership role after transferring to TRU from UBC during the summer. “Their behavior has been outstanding and because of that it becomes the culture of what you are trying to breed.” Clark added: “My favorite basketball team is the San Antonio Spurs. The reason is that most teams in the NBA make it mandatory to have their players weight lift and do individual skills training certain days a week. If they don’t they fine them. San Antonio doesn’t do that. “They just get rid of those players who don’t do what is required. They have standards and expectations. From my perspective, that is what leading is. I think the leadership within the team is far more important than from me. The internal leadership sets the tone. Those five guys – the three core leaders and those on the peripheral – are the guys who set the tone.”

ELECTRICAL & COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTORS * Service & Maintenance * Commercial * Industrial * Budgets

* Voice, Data * Fiberoptics * Wireless * Automation

1901 48th Ave. Vernon • 250-545-3254

CLIFFORD AUTOMOTIVE

250-542-6068 • General Repairs & Maintenance • FORD Trained Technician • Electronics CLIFF & DIANE SMITH Specialist rd

3000 - 43 Ave.

BCAA Approved Repair Centre

ns... Worry Taking tfheHome Renovatio Out o

We can help you get started or manage the entire project!

FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATIONS

Duane Vankeimpema

250.938.2994

www.jaydeeassociates.com duanesin@telus.net TILE • CARPET • HARDWOOD

Renovations & Flooring

Serving the Greater Okanagan area


A24 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Sports CURLING

SCOREHAWKS SWOOP

BARON INSURANCE SUPER LEAGUE SKIP SPONSOR Brad Wood Nufloors Dave Merklinger Canwest Propane Robbi Kuhn North Enderby Timber Mark Longworth Sladen Moore Jenn Gerow CanHealth/A&G Supply T.J. Perepolkin Canaccord Capital Jim Cotter Woodland Equipment Alyssa Kyllo Armstrong Optometry Sherry Heath Tuxedo Classic Promotions

W 9 9 8 5 5 5 4 2 1

L 2 2 2 5 5 6 6 9 9

AAA CARPET CARE

Journeyman Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Technician CARPET CLEANING SPECIAL

5 ROOMS plus HALLWAY

99

$

VERNON • ARMSTRONG Some restrictions apply Call me anytime

00 + HST

Darryl Bourke

250-307-2992

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Coltan Boomer (right) of the Vernon Scorehawks drives to the net with teammate Kobe Funk next to him for support in hockey action against the Okanagan Wildcats at the Priest Valley Arena.

COLLEGE WATCH

CALENDAR

NCAA Men’s Hockey

CARPET

CASTLE

Where You’re Treated Like Royalty! Visit us at www.carpetcastle.ca Aarons

4400 - 29th Street, Vernon

250-549-4448

Real Estate on the Move! I

AM NEVER TO BUSY FOR YOU OR YOUR REFERRALS!

Personal Service You Can Count On *COMPLIMENTARY MOVING VAN *AIR MILES REWARD MILES

Darcy Sochan CENTURY 21 Executives Realty Ltd.

250-549-2103

The Local Experts™

sunridge veterinary clinic We are committed to personal, compassionate, quality medical care for your pets

Dr. Chris Schenk 250.545.8011

After hours services: 250.545.8011 2800 - 28 Street, Vernon

www.sunridgevet.ca

PLAYERS ATLANTIC HOCKEY Stevie Weinstein Bentley Falcons – Freshman Cody Ikkala Army Black Knights – Junior CCHA Curtis Gedig Ohio State Buckeyes – Sophomore Dylan Walchuk Northern Michigan Wildcats - Freshman Cory Kane Ferris State Bulldogs – Sophomore ECAC Connor Jones Quinnipiac Bobcats – Sophomore Scott Zurevinski Quinnipiac Bobcats – Senior Kellen Jones Quinnipiac Bobcats – Sophomore Cole Ikkala Union Dutchmen – Sophomore Dan Nycholat Dartmouth Big Green – Senior James Kerr Princeton Tigers – Junior Mike Leidl Colgate Raiders – Junior HOCKEY EAST

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

14

2

6

8

4

11

0

1

1

20

18

1

8

9

4

19

2

6

8

2

18

3

1

4

4

17

5

12

17

10

20

4

11

15

57

16

5

9

14

16

14

1

2

3

10

8

0

1

1

11

10

0

1

1

2

5

0

0

0

2

Sahir Gill Boston University Terriers – Sophomore Braden Pimm Northeastern Huskies – Sophomore Mike Collins Merrimack Warriors – Sophomore Garrett Noonan Boston University Terriers – Sophomore Kyle Bigos Merrimack Warriors – Junior Malcolm Lyles Mass.-Lowell Riverhawks –Junior WCHA

16

5

9

14

4

16

6

5

11

16

15

5

6

11

0

15

5

2

7

36

13

1

6

7

53

14

0

4

4

8

Chris Crowell Anchorage-Alaska Seawolves – Junior GOALIES CCHA

14

0

1

1

10

MIN

W-L-T

GAA

SV%

20 1159

6-10-3

2.79 .889

Andrew Hammond Bowling Green Falcons – Junior

James Dobrowolski 14 4 Alberta Golden Bears – Freshman Travis Brisebois 16 1 Saskatchewan Huskies – Senior Dave Robinson 16 0 Calgary Dinos – Freshman Ryan Sawka 5 1 Regina Cougars – Senior Ryan Kakoske 16 1 UBC Thunderbirds – Senior Steve Tresierra 14 1 Queen’s University – Freshman B.C. INTERCOLLEGIATE HOCKEY LEAGUE (BCIHL) Chris Glen 11 9 Okanagan College Coyotes – Freshman Kyle L’Arrivee 11 3 Okanagan College Coyotes – Freshman Lucas Daoust 12 3 TRU WolfPack – Sophomore ALBERTA COLLEGES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (ACAC) Jordon Harrison 6 1 Mount Royal Cougars – Junior

1

5

4

4

5

10

5

5

36

3

4

0

3

4

2

2

3

0

9

18

6

4

7

10

3

6

12

2

3

44

A 1

PTS 1

PIM 0

Canadian University – Women PLAYERS Alex Gowie Calgary Dinos (CIS) – Freshman

GP 12

G 0

JUNIOR B WATCH KIJHL

GP

Canadian University/College PLAYERS GP CANADIAN INTERUNIVERSITY SPORT (CIS)

G

A

PTS

PIM

Isaac Smeltzer Brock University – Senior

2

5

7

86

16

PLAYERS Tye Sanford, Revelstoke Grizzlies Cole Sanford, Revelstoke Grizzlies Alex Jewell, Osoyoos Coyotes Tanner Burns, North Okanagan Knights Michael Roberts, Revelstoke Grizzlies Jared Suetter, Chase Heat Brett Hawrys, North Okanagan Knights Owen Barker, Chase Heat Thomas Swales, North Okanagan Knights Mitchell Hewson, Princeton Posse Ethan Kalugin, Chase Heat Riley Spraggs, Revelstoke Grizzlies Chris Gillies, North Okanagan Knights Nathan Browne, North Okanagan Knights Jordan Steel, Chase Heat Harlan Orr, North Okanagan Knights Mat Lambert, North Okanagan Knights Colton Thibault, Chase Heat Conner Richards, Chase Heat GOALIES Conrad McMillan, Revelstoke Grizzlies Michael Hails, Creston Valley Harrison Whitlock, Chase Heat

GP 33 28 27 25 28 31 34 30 25 34 30 6 32 24 23 2 3 3 3 GP 15 16 2

G 14 16 9 10 14 6 6 5 3 1 3 4 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 MIN 444 926 27

A 17 14 19 15 8 13 9 10 8 10 7 4 7 4 5 1 2 0 0 W-L-T 8-5-2 10-6 0-0-0

PTS PIM 31 29 30 56 28 14 25 22 22 18 19 38 15 16 15 106 11 58 11 63 10 16 8 8 8 30 7 30 7 64 3 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 GAA SV% 2.03 .927 2.72 .926 2.26 .947

TUESDAY MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Spokane Chiefs Chiefs, 7:05 p.m., Prospera Centre.

FRIDAY JUNIOR A HOCKEY – Vipers vs Salmon Arm SilverBacks, 7 p.m., Wesbild Centre.

NOTEBOOK FLOOR HOCKEY - Drop in Sundays 2:30-4 at Priest Valley Gym. LACROSSE - Drop-in lacrosse goes Tuesday nights from Jan. 3-March 6 at Hassen Memorial Arena in Armstrong, 5:30-7 p.m. for Novice/Pee Wee and 7-8:30 p.m. for Bantam/Midget. Cost is $25 and fee must be paid before players step on the floor. Visit www.legendslax.ca. SOCCER - The second annual Andy Waughman Soccer Gala goes Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28-29, at the VantageOne Soccer Centre. Fun-filled co-ed format. All proceeds go to the Andy Waughman Player Development Bursary. Call 545-5808. SPEED SKATING - The Vernon Speed Skating Club is still accepting new memberships for the 2011-12 season. All ages and abilities welcome. Visit www.vernonspeedskating.com. VOLLEYBALL - Drop-in volleyball sessions are running weekly at Priest Valley Gym. For recreational players: Tuesdays 7:20-8:40 p.m. For competitive players: Tuesdays 8:40-10 p.m. and Thursdays 8:15-10 p.m. $5 per session. For upper-level rec and competitive, Sundays 4-5:45 p.m.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A25

www.vernonmorningstar.com

ROTARY UPDATE • Kalamalka Club e Com •usArmstrong Club join !

Kalamalka Rotary: Thursday, 12:10•Vernon Lodge New Members Welcome

Rotary Member

www.rotary5060.org or www.rotary.org

Dream Auction

The clubs’ support falls into six broad areas including AthleƟcs, Social Services, Parks and RecreaƟon, Arts and Science, EducaƟon and InternaƟonal. “We do our best over Ɵme to allocate funds equitably among these areas,” says Schmidt, “although the Social Services category is high right now as a result of our three-year $161,000 donaƟon to the VJH Tower of Care Maternal Child Wing.” The club raised an addiƟonal $47,000 for the Wing through a pair of golf tournaments in partnership with Vernon Golf and Country Club. “As Rotary members we have an extraordinary opportunity to parƟcipate and assist in our community,” says Club President, Beth

Silver Star: Tuesday, 6:45 am•Vernon Golf Club Armstrong Rotary: Tuesday, 6:00 pm•Anchor Inn Vernon Rotary: Wednesday, 12:10 Vernon Lodge

• Vernon Club • Silver Star Club

For more information, please go to the websites: Each year since 1984 Kalamalka Rotary has hosted what has become the preeminent social and fund-raising event in the North Okanagan, The Kalamalka Rotary Dream AucƟon. Funds raised in the past ten years alone total over $1.4 million which has allowed the club to support as many as 40 community and internaƟonal endeavors each year. “We accept grant applicaƟons yearround” says Grants CommiƩee Chair, Cheryl Schmidt, “and those received between June and December enjoy the greatest chance of success.” ApplicaƟons received outside that period are reviewed on a best-eīort basis against remaining funds.

Meeting Times

Marks, “but none of this would be possible if it weren’t for the generosity of the donors, the support of the aucƟon buyers and the assistance of the many volunteers including Valley AucƟons and aucƟoneer Don Raīan and partners who have been with us the whole Ɵme.”

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

Bruce Shepherd 250-503-0663

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2000!

Rotary Member Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Silver Star Carpet Cleaning Occupation: Owner Family: Wife Judy Rotarian

Paul Harris Member

Jim Burns 250-545-2873

Pleased to be a member of the Kalamalka Rotary since 1984

Rotary Member Rotary Youth Exchange

Club: Vernon Rotary Occupation: Denturist important Family: Wife Pam

“Partnerships are the things,” says Marks, “whether it’s partnering with our donors, our supporters, the Golf Club or others, the whole community beneĮts and that’s what we strive for as Rotarians.” OrganisaƟons seeking grants are encouraged to visit the Kal Rotary website at www.clubrunner.ca/ Kalamalka. The applicaƟon form is accessed through the “Funding ApplicaƟon” tab on the top menu bar. “We do have funds remaining from this years’ Dream AucƟon,” says Schmidt, “and we’re sƟll accepƟng applicaƟons for community projects so if your group is contemplaƟng a project then you should apply right away.”

Pleased to be a Rotarian and serving Vernon & District for 8 years!

Rotarian

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

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

Rotarian

Andy Erickson

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2005!

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

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987!

Rotarian

Craig Goplen 250-545-4466

THE FOUR WAY TEST: “BUSINESS ETHICS” Of all the things we think, say or do.

Community Golf Day

Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


A26 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Activity BRAUN DENTURES

Horoscope

• New Dentures • Partials • Relines • Repairs

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL

~ Over 30 years experience ~ Mon - Thur 8:00am - 5:00pm Suite #114 - 3400 Coldstream Ave., Vernon

Doug Braun, RD Erika Braun, RD Denturists

Conditions in general look to be extremely encouraging in the year ahead, but you’re likely to be rewarded the most when you’re able to do things that everybody else has given up on.

PUZZLE NO. 203

McCulloch Court

250-549-4745

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Just because an acquaintance asks to borrow something, it doesn’t mean you have to loan it out. If it’s something you greatly value, think twice before you say yes.

NEW at CREATABLS

Sensational Bra Sensation Price

$

9900

Buy additional Bra’s & SAVE DIVISION OF CREATABLS CLOTHING

ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 203

HOW TO PLAY: Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once.

Shaping Your Future One Bra at a Time!

3216 - 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon • 250-545-9806

Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.

Visit shopinvernon.com for more details

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Be careful about assuming any new responsibilities. If you get caught up in something you don’t know how to do, it could ruin the day for you and everyone involved.

10

P A D S

U H O H

F A V O R

OW F O I E T S

250-545-3319

S N I T

Dr. Marke Pedersen

P E L E

3401 - 33 St • www.vernondentist.com

9

L E V I

rd

8

E V A N

ABERDEEN DENTAL

7

T S P S

Call today for your preferred appointment time.

6

A N I L

Head and Neck Pain?

5

Y U L E E A T O R P A A L Y E C E E D E

Jaw Discomfort?

4

N E S T ORC E T R I X E S M D T E BOX S E E UND I E V T SO PO L H I R T GN E S T E S

3105 - 36th Ave, Vernon

3

T A R T A R

250-545-0103

2

G A TM E A K D E R A E GH O GE A N G

Dr. Krista Ingram, ND Naturopathic Physician

7 Lone Star cuisine (hyph.) 11 12 13 8 Festive log 9 Never heard — 14 15 16 —! 10 Misfortunes 17 18 19 12 Kind deed 20 21 15 — — fresh start 19 Lunch 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 21 Nailed at a slant 22 Writer — Hunter 29 30 31 23 Strauss of jeans 32 33 34 24 Remnant 25 Part of N.B. 35 36 37 38 26 Out loud 27 Volcano goddess 39 40 28 Bad mood 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 30 Hearts or spades 34 Check endorser 48 49 50 36 Shed tool 37 Cream of — 51 52 53 38 Battery units 40 Chafed places 54 55 56 41 Gravy no-no 42 Kitty starter DOWN 31 Cartoon ACROSS 43 Posse’s quarry 1 Cushions Chihuahua 1 Jowly canine 44 Knotty wood 2 Oops! (hyph.) 32 Wide st. 4 Snug retreat 45 Yield 33 And, for Wolfgang 3 Concert proceeds 46 Indigo plant 8 Ouch! 4 Eminent 34 Sanskrit dialect 11 Triumphant cry 47 Sugar amts. 5 Makes a wrong 35 Lingerie item 12 Coercion 50 Elev. move 38 Type of parking 13 ET craft 39 Nose-bag morsel 6 Biol. or astron. 14 Printer of yore 40 Sauce in a wok (hyph.) 41 Pub brew 16 Fib 100531 17 Bundles of wheat 44 Skunk 48 Actress Ms. 18 Runs into Merkel 20 Landed a 49 Bakers’ dozens haymaker 51 Geol. formation 21 Afternoon break 52 “The Eve of St. 22 Church official —” 25 Proofs of purchase 53 Ladle (2 wds.) 54 Violin knob 29 “Alice” waitress 55 Road map info 30 Go out with 56 Loop trains 1

A N T E

Dr. Nicole Shortt, ND Naturopathic Physician

• Hormone balancing • Menopause, PMS • Depression/Anxiety • Infertility, Pregnancy • Insomnia

110301

L U M P

Your Choice In Women’s Health

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Be sure the objectives you set for yourself represent what you truly want. If you want to make this day special, don’t waste your time getting caught up in onerous tasks.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Examine in detail a proposal or idea brought to you by someone with whom you’ve never had contact previously. It might work better in theory than in practice. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Someone new whom you partner up with for holiday purposes might not share the same objectives as you, yet when you start pulling together, the results could be dynamic. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Just because your careful plans get bogged down is no reason to experiment with something totally untested that you know you normally wouldn’t enjoy. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Don’t take a gamble if you’re uncertain of the outcome and how it might affect others. If possible, stick close to what you’ve always done in the past. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Major decisions that affect the entire household should not be made independently. You could overlook something really important if you act without input from your kin.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be exceptionally careful when working with unfamiliar tools or materials. Read the directions carefully and don’t pull switches or push buttons if you don’t know what the results will be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If you’re contemplating buying something expensive that the family will have to live with for a long time, do a lot of comparison shopping before making a purchase. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) You could easily throw the entire household in disarray by trying to gratify your own priorities without checking to see if they interfere with anybody else’s. Check with the clan first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Usually you’re pretty good at keeping secrets, but what you know might be too exciting to keep to yourself. Don’t ruin something fun for the others.

A new pacemaker implant saved Max’s life. Now he can spend more time with his grandfather. Max underwent surgery to implant a new kind of pacemaker, one with technological advancements unavailable just 5 years ago. Every time you give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, you fund research that leads to medical breakthroughs, like the one that saved Max’s life.

Please give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Call toll free 1 888 HSF INFO (1 888 473 4636) Visit our web site www.heartandstroke.ca


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A27

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News District welcomes agreement with support workers Morning Star Staff

There could be labour peace among support workers and the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association has reached an agreement in principle with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. “We are very pleased to have a successful conclusion to this part of the bargaining process,� said Bobbi Johnson, North OkanaganShuswap board chairperson. “Our CUPE employees, which includes school district employees such as trades people, certified education assistants, bus drivers, custodians, technicians, clerks, secretaries and other support workers, are an integral part of making our schools a great place for children to learn and it’s good to know the broad strokes are complete and a contract may soon be in place.� The district will now conclude local bargaining. “We look forward to engaging in similarly constructive discussions with CUPE local 523 to complete local issues,� said Johnson. School districts and local support staff unions that conclude collective agreements before Feb. 29 will be able to include the framework agreement in their collective agreement. “In addition to the continuation of key policy discussions, the framework agreement also confirms the commitment that $7.5 million a year of the $165 million class organiza-

tion fund announced by the minister of education in October 2011

to deal with complex classroom issues will be focused on educa-

tion assistants,� said Johnson. “Confirmation of

this commitment recognizes the critical role education assistants and

special education assistants perform in our district’s classrooms.�

*)3  ( ,*)'3

            

  

    







-#$*)' ,) 1$.#) 2.,*!!



' ,) +,$ , '$) .$& . !-#$*)1*( )- $).$(. -( )-)1*( )--' +1 ,),* - )( )-/) ,1 ,!-#$*))-. ,'$)"-$'0 ,% 1 '' ,3 1.# --/)"'-- -'/""" &+&-( )-) 1*( )-!**.1 ,-*&-#)"-1'' .-#*-$ ,3) !!$$')$) '3(+$ ( +'$( ,#)$-  !!*/,'-..$& . +,$ -

 '*1!*, 2'/-$*)-

  "!!   "!! " #   !  "!#  "!#" # "!#!

"  #  ! #!!  !! 

  "!!   "!!  #   !    #   ""  #$"  

!  !!% "!! ! !  "!!

#$"  

!%  !#!!  !"  % Bobbi Johnson

 (-**!-%*)*#+-'%++(,"*/#++)# #%,#('/#%%.*11+,(*      0%-+#+%'*!#  *''()&'      0%-+"((&-)**1(,(-*-!",*+ '+ -!((++%$%#"*##+%-**',%%#(,, *'

(+ '+(*%% '$#''()+"()     

0%-(""'!+/%%,+++(*#+(++#%%,+'/*(.+$#     0%-+%)" -*'"#%*'+/* -#1(-,-*#+%-++''"     0%- -!((++ -+('(*,"%.#' %#'#+%'&)(*#(*&'#   0%-+)*#'!**#.%+'#,&+/#,"2)*#'#'!+     0%-%.#' %#' ,*#%#*%#+% -+('(*,"'(++&*',+1 ("'+('


A28 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Seniors

EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER

Y

PHONE: 550-7924

Y

E-MAIL: lifestyles@vernonmorningstar.com

Enderby Lions help seniors stay active CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Enderby Lions Club member Hilde Friebe used her own experience with the Interior Health Geriatric Day Program to help others. She took part in the rehabilitation program a year ago after a knee replacement operation. “It worked terrific for me. They took very good care of me and I enjoyed the program. I was sad when they kicked me out,” she said, with a smile. People finish the program when they meet their rehabilitation goals and some go on to the Granville Getaway, a program with more social and recreational components. Friebe, a long time Enderby Lions club member, found that it was difficult to use one of the exercise bikes and asked the club if they could donate money for

a new one. The club came up with $6,000 for three cycles, chosen with input from program physiotherapist Rick Jemmett. Friebe is very happy with how the program worked for her. “ I was stuck at home

“Now I can walk a lot more and get out and shop and I volunteer here with the program.” — Hilda Friebe

because of my knee. Now I can walk a lot more and get out and shop and I volunteer here with the program. It’s a good start for an older person who hasn’t done anything for awhile.” Interior Health

Having trouble getting in and out of your tub? If you have a need … you need us! Call today

250-309-9355 to discuss your needs!

has two day programs in Enderby for senior residents of the Armstrong, Enderby and Spallumcheen areas who are declining in function physically or cognitively and are still living at home, in private care or assisted living. Referrals are made

WE’LL COME TO YOU! Mobile bath service using hydraulic bath lift … fits in all bath tubs.

Lift/Recline Chair Sale BEST PRICE IN TOWN INCLUDES DELIVERY All other in-store items

20%off

Ask about our referral rebates!

Merry Christmas from

#8 - 2601 Hwy. 6 (Behind Tim Horton’s)

250.542.3334

by doctors or other healthcare professionals, or individuals or families may self refer. When a referral is made, Sarah Blurton, the registered nurse with the program, visits the person at home to see if their needs might be met by services or adaptations to their homes. They are also visited by occupational therapist Jennifer Anderson for a home assessment with the focus on safety in the home. Dr. Alan Gow is the physician with the program. “We’re here to help people stay in their own homes and communities as long as possible. We refer them to other resources as needed,” said Blurton. People usually come to the Geriatric Day Program a few times a week for three to four months. There are about 30 people taking part in the program at any one time. They complete physiotherapy programs individually designed by

Jemmett. “We want to keep people living safely in the place of their choice for as long as they can,” he said. “The socialization part of the program is also important. It gives people a chance to maybe see old friends and to make new friends.” The program’s physical exercises are done in the morning and participants can buy lunch or bring their own. There is also some transportation available to and from the program. After lunch, participants take part in education on topics like medication, falls prevention, normal aging and medical conditions like arthritis. There are also some social and recreational activities. “Everyone ‘graduates,’” said Blurton. “They regain their mobility, strength and balance and overcome their fear of falling. We give them the tools to make that change.” Granville Getaway also has an exercise component but is more focused on recreation and cognitive function activities, with a dementia care and caregiver respite component as needed. People attend on different days of the week according to their interests. One day there is a women-only group for women who have lost their husbands, and another day there is a program for men only. Granville Getaway is facilitated by recreation therapist Ronnie Korol and rehabilitation assistant Deb Whitling.

CARA BRADY/MORNING STAR

Rick Jemmett, left, physiotherapist for the Interior Health Geriatric Day Program, with Enderby Lions Club members John Pavelich, Angela Killen, and Hilde Friebe, seated, with one of three exercise bikes donated to the program by the club. When the Geriatric Day Program and Granville Getaway can no longer meet the needs for people to remain safely at home, there is a choice of assisted living and complex care. Assisted living is for people who want to continue to live as independently as possible by directing their own care. Assisted living usually includes a private apartment, two meals a day, social and recreational activities and some housekeeping

and laundry, as well as any personal services required. Complex care is for people who need nursing care 24-hours a day. “The challenge is that often a person has been doing well in the community and then will have an accident or sudden decline and need a higher level of care. Then there has to be a bed found at that level of care,” said Jemmett. This means that individuals sometimes spend a long time in the hospital because they need specialized care

and cannot go home but there may not be a complex bed available for them. “When people are assessed for complex care, they have to accept the first bed available and that may not be in their home community. They can ask for a preferred bed and will be transferred there as soon as possible,” said Blurton. For more information about Interior Health programs and services call the local Health Unit or see www. interiorhealth.ca.

Hospital auxiliary in need of volunteers Organization raises funds for medical equipment at VJH Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary

is currently looking for volunteers to work in the gift shop. No previous experience is necessary and training will be provided. North Okanagan men are certainly encouraged to become involved in the organization, which raises funds for medical equipment and patient comfort at

Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The auxiliary’s monthly meeting is held on the second Monday of the month at the hospital at 7 p.m., with a social occurring at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering with the auxiliary or require more information, call 250-542-1967.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A29

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News Extension sought for HST debt

Boxing Week

TOM FLETCHER Black Press

B.C. will likely get extra time to repay the $1.6 billion transition fund it accepted when it implemented the harmonized sales tax, said federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. “It’s clear the money has to be repaid, and the government of British Columbia doesn’t question that,” Flaherty said at the end of a finance ministers’ meeting in Victoria Monday. “Their view is that they’d like more time to repay it. It’s due at the end of March 2012. I had very good discussions with (B.C.) Finance Minister (Kevin) Falcon about that, and I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to come to an agreement very soon, which would give the province some additional time to pay the total amount.” Falcon had little to say about the discussions. “We’ve always been clear that we are going to uphold our obligation under the agreement, and that’s to pay back the amount,” Falcon said. “And what we’re talking to Jim about is the terms of the agreement. Those conversations continue and I’m not going to negotiate that in public.” After B.C. voters rejected the HST in a referendum last summer, Falcon and Premier Christy Clark have discussed the terms of paying the money back. Clark confirmed last week that she had asked federal officials to consider forgiving some of the money because the HST will have been in effect for more than two years by the time it is repealed. The B.C. government has booked the repayment as a cost on its books for this year and next, pushing the provincial deficit up substantially.

CLOSED BOXING DAY DEC 26TH OPEN TUESDAY, DEC 27TH

Door Crasher!

Specials

Dixon Upholstered Collection Queen Sleeper (not shown)

Regular $1700.00

24” Siena Bar Stool

$

Backless Regular $129.99

Ottoman

Now

49 Plus

$

Only

Sofa

Loveseat

Lounger Chair

469

Regular $940

399

Regular $800.00

Regular $1040.00

$

Now

95

Plus WE PAY THE HST

$

Now

95

Plus WE PAY THE HST

Now

95

Plus WE PAY THE HST

Clayton Sectional

Bench

999

Regular $2400.00

$ ow

Reg. $279.99 • U119-05

N

119

95

Queen Bed Regular $1309.00

499

$

Now

HST

Dresser

479

Now

Regular g $989.99

95

Now Plus WE PAY THE HST P

00

HST

WE PAY THE

$

Regular $249.99

lu P WE PAY THE

Plus WE PAY THE HST

95 Plus

24” Roanoke Counter Stool

86 s

95

West Park Bedroom Collection

No Plus WE PAY THE HST

$

299

$

HST

$w

95 749 Plus

WE PAY THE HST

$

95

WE PAY THE

14995

Now

Chest

Nite Table

199

Regular $439.99

$w

No

Mirror

139

Regular $299.99

95 $w No

95

Plus WE PAY THE HST Plus WE PAY THE HST P

Shop Early for Best Selection! 2408 - 55th Avenue (behind Future Shop)

250-542-4102 MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 10 AM - 4 PM • SATURDAY, 10 AM - 5 PM

439

$

Regular g $889.99

95

Now Plus WE PAY THE HST P


A30 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News WE FINANCE

PRE-OWNED CARS & TRUCKS www.SwanLakeMotors.com 250-260-2791 DL# 30886

FRIENDLY LENDERS … “WE CARE”

APPLY 24 HRS/DAY ONLINE

L OW, L OW R AT E S

PHONE FOR PRE-APPROVAL

Gaming helps Ethiopian kids Morning Star Staff

Young fans of Club Penguin can support African children through an Enderby charity until Tuesday. As part of the Coins for Change program, children donate virtual coins they earn playing games on Club Penguin to real-world causes that matter to them. “Their donations serve as votes to help determine how much of a cash donation from Disney Online Studios will go to support projects around the world run by organizations such as Partners in the Horn of Africa,” said John Baigent, executive director with Partners in Africa in Enderby. The town of Adet, in northwestern Ethiopia, is poor, and many children have lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Many children and youth quit school and try to make a living in the streets of the town where they are exposed to rape, forced labour and prostitution, making them vulnerable to contract HIV/AIDS. “With the support of Partners and the Coins for Change program, these children are now finding a safe haven in a group home for ex-street children/youth,” said Baigent. Another project being supported involves the building of 50 libraries attached to elementary schools over a five-year period. “Thanks to Coins For Change, 16

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Enderby-based Horn of Africa provides critical services for children in Ethiopia. libraries have already been constructed and fully equipped, and at least 10 more will follow in 2012,” said Baigent. “Due to a lack of public funding, libraries in Ethiopian elementary schools are unheard of, and Partners can barely keep up with the demand from schools and district education offices. Access to reading materials and quiet learning spaces opens

up a whole new world for young students and paves their way into a brighter future.” Results from Coins for Change will be announced Jan. 1. To find out more about how kids can get involved, go to http://partnersinthehorn.blogspot.com/2011/12/disneyonlineclub-penguin-and-partners.html


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star A31

www.vernonmorningstar.com

the

hi

attic

with the best products at the best prices. BOXING WEEK: Tuesday, December 27th @ 9 AM to Saturday December 31st @ 5 pm

sale on now sale on now sale on now sale on now sale on now sale on now

toys for grown ups

Go “first class” but pay for economy

Cambridge Audio: The DacMagic Plus is an outstanding upgrade for today’s digital sources.

Spin Clean record cleaner under $80.00 Winner of the top 10 gifts for audio lovers from enjoy the music.com

QED top rated audio cables from the UK

sale on now

NAD home theatre systems, another highly acclaimed Canadian product line at our rock bottom prices

50%off

SONOS the ultimate wireless music systems “All the music you want. All over your house. All from the palm of your hand.” Systems starting at under $329.00.

Sharp Quattron award winning LED TVs. The world’s largest Hi Def 2D/3D TVs at our lowest prices.

PSB Canada’s best rated speaker systems Introductory pricing at under $200.00 per pair

Boston Acoustics legendary SoundWare XS 5.1 Home Theater System available in black and white and includeds 5Xsatelite speakers and a fully active subwoofer @ $299.00

Unison Research Hybrid audio products. Dozens of awards for best sound quality and industrial design hand crafted in Italy.

HiFi’s system of the year by GENEVA The world’s best “all in one” music systems from Switzerland starting at under $349.99

NAD VISO 1 The hottest portable IPOD wireless systems.

Acoustic Zen El Nino AC power chord: Award winning upgrade, will improve the performance of any audio or video component. (*Free 6ft version with any purchase of any product from Unison Research, Moon,or Bryston)

*cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal or special pricing

www.hifiattic.ca • Email: thehifiattic@shaw.ca 1005 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon • 250-260-3336


A32 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

BOXING DAY MADNESS Doors Open 8AM Boxing Day

SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE

43" 51"

PLASMA

PLASMA

SAVE

SAVE

43" 42" Plasma TV

$

$

$

210 88

388

SAVE

$

250 88

448

D450 PN51

51"

D450 PN43

59" 3D Plasma TV

1080p! $

$

SAVE

$

80 88

598

$

SAVE $

$

SAVE $ 711 500 $ 0 $ 88 SAVE 55 88

1288

1988

TCP65ST30

TCP60ST30

65"

60"

$

88

1148

ST30 TCP55

55" 46" 1080p/120Hz LCD TV

Home Cinema

800 88

SAVE

888

$

$

100 88

SAVE

$

378

1080p!

37 0K SCB TT

D550 PN59

250 88

648

D630 LN46

46"

59"

2S30 TCP4

$

PLASMA

Blu-ray Player

SAVE

$ SAVE

$

$

$

21 88

Beats iPod Dock

78

SAVE

$

0 BD62

100 88

$

291 88

328

0 BD62

348

94 YHT4

All Kenwood eXcelon Speakers

Buy One. Get One Free! SAVE

$

$

800 88

488

BUY 1 E FRE GET 1

401 1, NP VX40 kg P

E EDIBL INCR L!! DEA

SAVE

$

$

200 88

SAVE

98

$

$

200 88

88

10 XR22

10 WG30

SEE FULL 8 PAGE FLYER ONLINE AT WWW.ANDRES1.COM Prices and offers good for a limited time or until merchandise is depleted. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Special offers and promotions cannot be e combined. Despite the care given producing and pricing this ad, some errors may have occurred. Should this be the case, corrections will be posted in our stores. Certain products may not be available at all locations. Illustrations may differ. Offer subject to change without prior notice. Details in store.

Visit us online at:

ELECTRONIC E LECTRONIC EXPERTS EXPERTS NOW OPEN

KELOWNA

WEST KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

PENTICTON

www.Andres1.com m

VERNON

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

ANDRES WIRELESS Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B1

www.vernonmorningstar.com

B

SECTION

life

%$)4/2+ATHERINE-ORTIMERssLIFESTYLES VERNONMORNINGSTARCOM

Christmas Joy

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Jayme Vincent, four, adds a touch of glitter to her Christmas decoration.

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Reindeer Miya Nicolson (centre), Emi Nicolson, Kaelylm McIntyre (front) and Georgia Chippendale pull Santa, also known as Ayva Smith, as they play at All Saints Nursery School.

Let It Snow!

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Keegan Mark (left) and Shaun Buller make Christmas tree decorations at All Saints Nursery School.

If it snows 5� inches or more on January 5th, 2012 at the Kelowna MWS0 Station, all purchases are

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

%

100 Refunded (TAXES EXCLUDED)

Easy as 1-2-3!

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

Open Christmas Eve ‘til 4 pm

FREE!

s ’ y r o Greg

FINE JEWELLERY

3107 - 30th Avenue, Downtown Vernon (beside Nolan’s Pharmasave) • 250-545-7570 • www.gregorysďŹ nejewellery.com


B2 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Life

Sharing the holiday spirit Morning Star Staff

For many families, the holiday season is filled with joy. It’s difficult to imagine children

Essential Elements DAY SPA

Purchase a $50 or more GIFT CARD & get entered into our

up to $40 in

FREE GIFT CARDS with a purchase of a GC

GRAND PRIZE DRAW for a luxury package!

Visit www.vernondayspa.com

3203 34th St Vernon

250-275-7060

Angels Chariots WITH

Caring Companion for Seniors Let me assist you with shopping, appointments, etc. Call for more details…

Cindy LaLonde 250-550-8118

going without gifts or not enjoying the smell of turkey on Christmas Day, but the reality is such that many people find themselves without even the most basic of necessities during this emotionally charged time of year. A Nurse Next Door employee has spearheaded the collection of emergency bags for those that find themselves safe but without anything at all. “I do this every year,” said Connie Burt. This year, she asked her employer if they would commit to gathering personal items for the much-needed bags. “We hire people who are wired to give, not only in their work lives, but also to the community at large,” said local

C

®

CANINE TEETH CLEANING

Scaling & Polishing without sedation An inexpensive way to help prevent disease, promote fresher breath, and maintain your dog’s healthy smile.

For Appointment 250-307-4892 FREE CONSULTATIONS

House Call Veterinarian

The Visiting Vet

V

Quality Pet Care e since 1975

V

Nurse Next Door owner Cathy Bilton. “Connie reminded us of the spirit of Christmas giving and we jumped onboard.” What started out as a goal of putting together 20 bags turned into more than 60 bags that will be dropped off at the RCMP for distribution to Vernon

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Fred (Chang-Hyung) Lee, an Okanagan College student from Korea, helps Daelynn Boulter in selecting the perfect gift at the Children’s Christmas Workshop, organized by Sandra Bradley with Re/Max, where gifts are donated and more than 60 volunteers help children and teens select donated gifts for parents, grandparents and other important adults in their lives.

Mom keeps a precious secret hristmas Eve at our family home was a joyous affair as my mom entertained friends and family. There were six of us kids and we were always encouraged to have our friends come over. As we got older and were no longer living at home the evening gathering was often where we caught up with friends as they knew they were always welcome at mom’s.

THE PUP

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Cathy Bilton (left) and Connie Burt with some of the items they’ve collected for local shelters.

Women’s Transition House and shelters. The bags include everything from toothpaste and brush, socks underwear, soap and deodorant to a small toy and some candy for the children. “People show up with nothing and a little gift with personal items is reassuring,” said Burt. “There’s an increased demand over the holidays unfortunately. “Our employees contributed items and along with local businesses including McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, A&W, Dr. Brian Clark and Dr. Brian Bicknell, we have put together a Santa bag of a different sort.” Items for donation can be dropped off at the RCMP and will be distributed according to need.

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS

Stress free pet care in the comfort of your home

Dr. George B. Foukal D 250-558-6700

thevisitingvet.ca

was a hectic At the end time, with of the evening gift opening, we would go breakfast, to Christmas planning the mass at the big dinner. Anglican And one year Church we my younger attended. It brother was was a beautiful church, in Michele Blais adamant that my mom and the old grand him go back to church tradition of churches on Sunday morning. in southern Ontario — “We went to church large brick monuments last night,” she said. with beautiful stained “I want to go today glass in all the windows. — it’s Christmas, we My mom always should be at church liked to go to church, and I think it was about celebrating the birth of Christ,” the young felthe quiet, the tradilow explained. tions, that she enjoyed. Her head nearly She just quietly attendspun off her neck ed to her faith. My with that comment. father had been raised This coming from the a Catholic but had young fellow who went strayed, as they say. reluctantly when he Christmas morning

THE WAY I SEE IT

did attend, and caused a ruckus in the pew 90 per cent of the time. Sitting still was not his strong point. He was adamant. “Well if being in church on Christmas morning is that important to you, we will go.” Mom gave instructions to the rest of us, who were not to attend as this was just for Mom and him, which of course made us all very suspicious. A date with Mom at church? Really? He got all dressed up and looked very handsome. Mom did the same and off they went. He was very quiet in the car, and when they got inside the church, very selective about where they sat.

Outstanding and Compassionate Care

We’re Growing!

is pleased to announce the addition of our new associate, Dr. Tina Garrison B.Sc. ND. Dr. Garrison graduated from The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 after obtaining her bachelor of science at Royal Roads University in Victoria BC. Dr. Tina Garrison B.Sc. ND

Dr. Garrison’s specializes in Acupuncture and techniques such as Reiki and Bowen.

For Appointments Call 250.275.1672 #1 2908 31st Avenue, Vernon • www.oknaturalmedicine.com

He sat still, holding Mom’s hand occasionally (she had the warmest hands) and looking towards the right side of the church for most of the service. It was a wonderful hour of quiet for my mother as well as a special time with her young 10-year-old son. When the service ended and they were outside on the front lawn, milling about exchanging greetings with members of the congregation, he left her. He walked up to the cute little blonde girl, with whom he had been exchanging glances throughout the service, and exchanged a small gift that he had tucked in his pocket. The exchange took about 30 seconds and he was back with Mom. Quietly they drove home. When they pulled in the lane way he thanked her with a big kiss and asked her not to tell his siblings. She didn’t. He told us years later when we were sharing stories about first loves, and she gave the details. First love, Christmas day, a time when love fills the air as we rejoice and celebrate all that is good and pure about love. Very fitting, I think. Merry Christmas.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B3

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Community Calendar DECEMBER 24 HOLIDAY SKATING IN ARMSTRONG Parks and Rec has partnered with the Armstrong Kin Club and all public and family skates at Nor-Val Sports Centre over the Christmas season are now free to the public (excluding Shinny). Dec. 24 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 25 closed. Dec. 26 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 Parent & Tot (under 6) 11 a.m. to noon, Family Skating 1:152:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 29 Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 30 Public Skating 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Family Skating 1:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 31 Family Skating 1:152:30 p.m. Jan. 1 closed. OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Dec. 24, snowshoeing at Silver Star. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 for details. Dec. 25, merry Christmas to all! Dec. 31, dancing at Checkers, 3914-32nd St. Dancing 8:30 p.m. to The Goods, great rock ‘n roll band. No cover charge. Meet 8 or 8:30 p.m. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 by Dec. 30 if attending. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON No meat draw Dec. 24, 28, 29. Legion hours Dec. 23, 24 and 30, lounge closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 25 and 26 Legion closed. Dec. 31, lounge opens at 7 p.m. THE BARGAIN BIN IN ARMSTRONG Closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31. Merry Christmas. CRIB AT THE LAWN BOWLING CLUB In Polson Park, every Saturday at 1 p.m. Everyone invited to join us for an afternoon of fun. Coffee and cookies included. For more information, call Vera at 545-4521. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. First and third Saturday of the month, it’s Knob Hill Whist at 7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $12. For more information, call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. LADIES FRIENDSHIP BIBLE COFFEES Stonecroft Bible Studies invites you to discover new friendships and Biblical truths in a study-friendly small group format. Limited time commitment and Bible reference by page number. Minimum cost. For more information, call Jean at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Meat draw every Saturday at 2 p.m. All members and guests welcome. MEAT RAFFLE AT THE LUMBY LEGION Every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE Saturday meat draws at 3 p.m. Help us help our community and have fun, too! DUPLICATE BRIDGE The North Okanagan Bridge Club meets Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Halina Centre. Canteen open Tuesdays and Thursdays. All bridge players welcome. Call Pat at 260-1300 for information. For learning games, call Ollie at 558-3709. AA MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. (H) Open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 Street, Vernon. Meeting,” closed, 8 p.m. (H) at Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., enter off 26th St. Meeting, Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) No handicap access. FREE HOT LUNCH FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN For families with children zero to six years: Saturdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for a free nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. YOUTHGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more information e-mail us at youthglo@ hotmail.com THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit their Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. The site contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www. vernonanimalcare.com THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feeling lucky today? Check out our meat draw Saturdays at 3 p.m. FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Do you have trouble controlling your food? We are a fellowship of individuals

Feature Event: Together for Christmas dinner served Christmas Day

I

f you are going to be alone Christmas Day, Together for Christmas is the place for you. The Dec. 25 event will include entertainment, crafts and a traditional holiday dinner at St. James Parish Hall (in St. James School), with doors opening at 3 p.m. and dinner at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited no matter their circumstances — an individual with no family nearby, seniors, a single parent with children or entire families who just want to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Meals can be provided to those who are physically unable to attend the event and transportation to Together PHOTO SUBMITTED for Christmas will be available. To make arrangeOrganizers Ron Birch (left) and Joe Dorval are inviting ments, please call Ron Birch at 250-545-0383 or residents to attend Together for Christmas dinner at St. Joe Dorval at 250-503-1945. James Parish Hall on Dec. 25. recovering from food addiction. No dues or fees. For more info., call Sylvia at 250-548-3346. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE Fun time meets Saturdays 12:30 to 4 p.m., Halina Jewels meet Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 542-2877.

DECEMBER 25 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Sunday Night NA meeting at 7 p.m., 2800-33rd St. (basement of Gateway Shelter). Open to the public, this is a Traditions meeting. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-5033260 or 1-866-918-3574. AA MEETS SUNDAYS (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information.

UPCOMING THE SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year. The office will be closed through the week of Dec. 27 to 29 and will resume regular office hours Jan. 3. WINTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTRE Dec. 27, Static Electricity Fun 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.; Static Electricity Fun 3 p.m. Dec. 30, Radioactive Golf Balls 11 a.m. All activities are free for OSC members, regular admission applies to non-members. Centre is at 2704 Hwy 6 (Polson Park), Vernon. See www.okscience.ca for info. WINTER MYSTERIES PLANETARIUM SHOWS! Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an exploration of the winter sky! The stars shine brightly on cold, crisp winter nights. Find out which stars, planets, and constellations you can see from your back yard. Mysteries of the night sky are revealed in planetarium show suitable for all ages. Free for OSC members; regular admission for non-members. ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Okanagan Centre Vernon, meets at the Okanagan Science Centre, east side of Polson Park off Highway 6, basement room of main centre (please use back door entrance off the parking lot), Dec. 28 at 7:15 p.m. Vernon VP Jerry Thompson will present a summary of 2011 highlights and a look forward to 2012 astronomy events. Venus will be a star performer in 2012! Also, a discussion of telescope equipment basics will be done for the benefit of guests and new members. COUNTDOWN IN THE COUNTRY NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE Dec. 31 at Hullcar Hall in Armstrong from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets $25 per person in advance only, no minors. Midnight lunch, cash bar, door prizes, spot dances. Call Sherri at 250-546-1944 or e-mail hullcarhall@yahoo.ca for more information. KELOWNA SINGLES CLUB Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve dinner and dance, Rutland Centennial Hall, 180A Rutland Rd. N. Kelowna, everyone welcome. Music by Glory Days (Linda and John). Tickets in advance, $35 per person, available at Dr. Specs Optical at Orchard Plaza or ABC Hobbies on Dilworth or call 250-762-6907 or 250-7658983. Happy hour is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., dinner buffet 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., dancing 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., light lunch 10:30 to 11 p.m. CRIB TOURNAMENT AT SCHUBERT CENTRE New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), with 17 games beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $10. Please regis-

ter by 9:30 a.m. The Coffee Shop will be open for your snacks and/or lunch. For inquiries phone 545-6240. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION OYAMA BRANCH 189 in conjunction with the Oyama Fire Dept., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Annual Polar Bear Dip will take place at noon. Lunch will be served afterwards at the Legion. Please come out to watch and sponsor those brave people who will make that run into the lake. Brrrrr. All proceeds to go to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEET Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Pantry. Guest speaker will be Dwayne Thomson for OUC on the topic of the Hudson Bay Company. Everyone is welcome to attend TELESCOPES AND THE NIGHT SKY Jan.7 at 1 p.m., Okanagan Science Centre. Did Santa bring you a telescope for Christmas? Do you already have one that you never figured out? Wondering what you might be able to see in the sky this winter? Come to the OSC to discover the fundamentals of telescopes. Bring in your telescope or just your questions and get some answers from OSC staff. Free for OSC members; regular admission applies for nonmembers. INTERFAITH BRIDGING PROJECT FAITH CAFE Jan. 15 from 2-5 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of friendship, sharing and dialogue. Keynote speaker is Dr. William Harrison. Takes place at St. James Catholic School gym. Excellent coffee, tea and ethnic refreshments. HULLCAR & DEEP CREEK HALL SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting Jan. 9 at Hullcar Hall, Armstrong, 7 p.m. For info., call Sherri at 250-546-1944 or e-mail hullcarhall@yahoo.ca THE VERNON SENIORS CHOIR Starts spring rehearsals at Halina Centre, Jan. 11 at 12:30 p.m. under the directorship of Devon Muhlert. All ages welcome. We sing four-part harmony. For more information, please call Pat at 250-260-3270. THE VERNON OLD TIME FIDDLERS New fiddle players welcome to join us. We play at rest homes throughout the North Okanagan, farmers’ markets, dinner dances, Schubert Centre, Halina Centre and Armstrong Seniors’ Centre. For more information, call Gwen at 250-546-9022, Bill at 250-545-9383 or Mary, 250-545-5831. ARMSTRONG IN TRANSITION? Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Zion United Church hall, 2315 Pleasant Valley in Armstrong, Dr Mary Stockdale will give a talk on the subject, “Armstrong in Transition? Building resilient, low-energy communities in response to post oil and climate change.” This event is sponsored by Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust, (www.asetbc.ca), with a focus on youth and a membership drive. Tickets to the event will be by donation at the door. There will be a question and answer opportunity. Please contact David Derbowka at 250-546-6377 for further information. FAMILY LITERACY DAY AT THE VERNON LIBRARY Jan. 21 featuring free drop-in programs. Storytime 10:30 a.m.; Frosty the Snowman Black Light Show 11 a.m.; Harry Potter Party 1 to 3 p.m.; Speed Date with a Book 3:30 p.m.; Word Games 4 p.m. For more information, call 250-542-7610, ext. 1309 or see our website at www.orl.bc.ca/branches/vernon INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING Presented by Kalamalka Fly Fishers, a 10-session course that covers tools, materials, fly construction, fly fishing methods and entomology. Jan. 25 to March 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Cost $96, $106 after Jan. 11, price includes step-by-step manual. Register at Vernon Recreation Centre, course code #25418. For more information, call Ken at 250-545-4012 or see www.kalflyfishers.ca HEARING SCREENING EVENT At the Royal Canadian Legion, Vernon Branch 25, Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Any Legion member or spouse who would like to receive a complimentary hearing screening should phone 250-542-3353 for appointment time.


B4 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

News BARBECUE BOOST LISA VANDERVELDE/ MORNING STAR

RBC HELPS OUT

Janice Buick (left), Sharon MacDougall and Paddy Juniper, of the Regional District of North Okanagan, present $1,004 to Valerie Blundell (second left), of the North Okanagan Hospice Society. The money was raised during the weekly summer barbecues.

G N I BOEXEK

499.99

18.2 cu. ft. fridge with top freezer.

$150 OFF

W

Sears reg. 649.99 White also ON SALE R4684 CC124F5 B M 4642043

499.99

Self-clean smooth-top range with hidden bake element and warm & ready zone.

sale

JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

James Phair (right), RBC Dominion Securities branch manager, presents $5,480, raised among staff and matched by the RBC Foundation, to David MacBain, with the Salvation Army.

FOOD FUNDS

$280 OFF Sears reg. 779.99

R2284 CC124F5 C M 2268942

1499.98

Steam front-load laundry pair. 4.5 cu. ft. washer with 14 wash cycles. #49003 7.4 cu. ft. dryer with 9 drying options. #89003

$1000 OFF

Sears reg. 2499.98 total for the pair Pedestals shown also available R2684 CC124F5 A M 2649003

WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!

849.99 ®

2 HDMI inputs.

#61357E. #UN46D6000 Sears reg. 1299.99. 55" package. #61357E Sears reg. 1749.99. 1149.99 R5784 ND125D A

BONUS*

wireless LAN adapter #35811. Value 99.99** with purchase of this Samsung TV.

$450

OFF

2 DAYS ONLY!

479.99

plasma

PN51D450. Sears reg. 719.99.

#KDL32BX320 22" TV also available R5784 ND125D B 1 5761901

2 DAYS ONLY!

43"

Mon., Dec. 26 & Tues., Dec. 27, 2011

plasma

379.88

600Hz

720p

Merle “Mitch” Mitchell (left), with M&K Ready Mix, presents $3,500 to David MacBain, with the Salvation Army food bank.

FAMILY TRADITION

#PN43D450 Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. It shows that the product meets ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency.

578 461 850 5761850

899.99

NOW 449.99 ® Beautyrest® ‘Napa Valley’ Simmons

Special Edition pocket-coil hi-loft pillow-top Queen size sleep set.

$130F0 OF

Sears reg. 2199.98 Twin, Double & King sizes also ON SALE

720p 600Hz

718 452 125

329.88

1080p

OFF

51"

LCD

720p

LED

$240

100

Mon., Dec. 26 & Tues., Dec. 27, UNITS CHAINWIDE 2011

32"

46" 120Hz

5761356

CARA BRADY/MORNING STAR

WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!

R0184 CC124F5 A W

0137620

Sale prices end Monday, January 2, 2012

7152125

UP TO

ALL REG. PRICED

60% OFF SLEEP SETS LOCALLY OWNED LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY PHOTO

JIM KANE

AND OPERATED BY

address 3101 - 48th Ave. Vernon phone 000-0000 PHONE: 250-260-1199 hours

OUR HOMETOWN STORE OWNERS

are experts who work hard to help you find the right size, the right features at the right price. Trust your Hometown Store to help you research and find the right product.

Come see our 10,000 sq. ft. store of appliances, mattresses, furniture and electronics

SALE PRICES START MON., DEC. 26 (where open) AND END SAT., DEC. 31, 2011, unless otherwise stated, while quantities last *BONUS must accompany any returns. **Value based on Sears reg. price.

Shop by phone 1-800-267-3277

Shop online at sears.ca

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR

Hometown Store ND125D111 © 2011. Sears Canada Inc.

Linda Creaser donates $1,135 on behalf of her family to Barb Lall, vice president of Santas Anonymous. Every year the Creaser family holds a party for family and friends with auction items and have donated $9,652 since 2003.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B5

www.vernonmorningstar.com

EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN

Arts

X

PHONE: 550-7923

X

E-MAIL: entertainment@vernonmorningstar.com

Local auteur finds success out east KEVIN MITCHELL Morning Star Staff

In her full-time job, Britany Sparrow basically plays the role of a CSI agent. Part detective. Part problem solver. She pays attention to details and records as she pries for information on death, marriage and birth records. Outside of working at the provincial archives of New Brunswick in Fredericton, the 27-year-old Kalamalka Secondary grad is a filmmaker who just won the Linda Joy Media Arts Society’s New Brunswick Joy Award to help in her upcoming fifth film, Earth and Fire. The award, presented at the 11th annual Silver Wave Film Festival, is worth $25,000, including $10,000 in rental services from PS Atlantic (Halifax), $7,500 in HD video finishing and audio mixing from The PostMan Post-Production Studio and $5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative. She also received $1,000 cash from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and $1,000 in film stock from Kodak Canada Inc. “To apply for this award, I had to submit a short treatment plus a script and a budget to the Linda Joy Media Arts Society,” said Sparrow, a self-admitted fun-loving chatterbox. “I feel very strongly about the story and the characters so I was hopeful, but you never expect to actually win these awards. I was actually fairly close to speechless when I won. “Most of the $1,000 in cash will go towards film processing costs. I’ll probably end up investing between $1,500$2,500 of my own cash as well.” In this year’s film festival, Sparrow’s flick, Gamers: A Love Story, earned nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenwriting, both in the comedy category. Sparrow, who has worked on more than 40 films, produced Gamers after a bunch of her Dungeons and Dragons friends joked somebody should make a movie about their adventures. “I love the idea of having a geek girl as a lead character.” said Sparrow, who is home in Vernon for Christmas. “There’s a bit of me in Cora, the female lead, although I’m not as romantic as she is. She really wants to believe in true love and the perfect man, but unfortunately her expectations are just a little too high. “David, on the other hand, is a boy in a man’s body and embodies the stereotype of the geek living in his mom’s basement playing video games. He tries to live up to Cora’s high expectations but his geek reflexes interfere. This is by far the most ambitious film I’ve ever made and I’m very happy about how it has turned out.” Sparrow, who also won a Silver Wave Volunteer Recognition Award for her contribution to film and video in New Brunswick, loves how the actors made their characters come to life. “The secondary actors are just as good as the lead actors and they still make me laugh, even after seeing the film hundreds of times. I also have to mention my art department,

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Britany Sparrow (in the Luongo hoodie) peeks through the camera as Becky Forbes performs a scene in the short film, Gamers: A Love Story, which was filmed in New Brunswick and earned two nominations at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton. because with over 35 costumes, fantasy elements, and a 1980s flair to everything, they took the film to a whole other level. The weakness of the film is probably the length. Running just over 18 minutes, it is a very long short film. I’m actually working with a story editor now and trying to trim it down to a more reasonable length so I can submit it to more film festivals. Hopefully it — Britany Sparrow will find its way out to B.C. some time in the new year.” Born to read – she was a bookworm at age three and was writing short stories in Grade 1 – Sparrow graduated from UNB with a bachelor of arts major in English with a focus in creative writing and also a certificate in film production. All throughout school, she was involved with drama, discovering early on she preferred to be behind the scenes rather than on stage. After university, she joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative as a volunteer. After working on a low-budget feature and several shorts, and after much persuading, she directed her first short film. Her favourite actors are Ewan McGregor and Robert

“I love the idea of having a geek girl as a lead character.”

Downey Jr. and her favourite movies are Moulin Rouge and The Lion King. She was assistant director on the CBC historical drama, Délivrance, which aired in August, and will likely spend her entire life in the movie industry. “I will use the Quentin Tarantino quote I’ve been using since I began promoting this film: ‘We do it because we love making movies.’ The amount of work that goes into a short film, from writing the script to finding cast and crew and locations and props and costumes, to lighting and recording sound and shooting the film and perfecting the performances to the music and editing and sound effects is enormous. And we all do it for free. The amount of hours people volunteer to work on each other’s films is insane, and there’s no way we could be as successful as we are without the love for the art. “I think that’s part of what makes New Brunswick so special is most of us don’t have a lot of money, and yet we still manage to churn out a record number of films each year, and they keep getting bigger and better. It’s a labour of love in the truest definition of the word.” Sparrow was recently recruited by the Women in Film and Television Atlantic branch to serve on the board of directors. She currently lives in New Maryland with her soundman, Rob Gemmell, and their two cats. Her website is www.sparrowhockproductions.com.

We deliver.


B6 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Weekday

Arts

6:00 TSN CHBC CTV BC CBUT KIRO GLOBAL RSP KNOW KOMO SPK A&E CNN W YTV NEWS SHOW DISC SLICE KAYU TLC BRAVO FAMILY TBS OUTDR HIST AMC SPVSN KCTS KING VISION

ELVES ARE IN THE BUILDING

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 37 38 40 41 46 48 70

Mornings 6:30

7:00

7:30

8:00

Weekday 12:00

BRENDA HALA PHOTOGRAPHY

Santa’s elves Shaylee Hunter, left, Hanah Runnett and Carlee Cleveland, with Charity Van Gameren’s musical theatre program at the Vernon Community Music School, help the big guy usher in the holiday season at the Village Green Mall.

LEGION

SCENE

Branch Bran ranch ch #25, #2 5, 460 44609609- 29Stree 29 29Street reet 250-545-3295 • 250-542-2696 www.freewebs.com/legion25vernon

January Entertainment

7:30 - 11:30 pm

Jan 6 & 7: Glory Days Jan 13 & 14: Kevin Kienlein Jan 20 & 21: Transplant Jan 27 & 28: Pingo

Meat Draws

Wednesday, Dec 28 at 7:00 pm Regular Draws: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Saturdays at 3:00 pm Q

Lounge

Open Dec 31 - 11:00am - 5:00 pm Q

New Year’s Eve

Doors open at 7:00 pm ADVANCED TICKETS REQUIRED Q

New Year Levy

January 1 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm KASPER DENTURE CLINIC

Kitchen News

5:00 - 7:00 pm Sat. Jan 19: Chicken & Garlic Prawns Sat.Jan 21: Honey Garlic Ribs Sat. Jan 28: Veal Parmesan Friday Night Fish Special ALL MONTH Orders-to-Go

Lunch & Dinner Specials

Serving B.C., Alberta & Yukon

3414 28TH AVE., VERNON, B.C.

542-7423

DENTURES RELINES REPAIRS

FREE PARKING

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 37 38 40 41 46 48 70

Valley Monuments

MEMORIAL OF DISTINCTION Contact: Keith Franklin Ph/Fax. sToll Free 1-877-511-8585 4316 29th Street, Vernon, BC

6:30

1:00

1:30

2:00

7:00

CHBC

4

CTV BC

5

CBUT

6

KIRO

7

GLOBAL

8 9

KOMO

13

SPK

15

A&E

17

CNN

18

W

19

YTV

22

NEWS

23

SHOW

24

DISC

25

SLICE

26

KAYU

27

TLC

28

BRAVO

29

FAMILY

32

TBS

33

OUTDR

37

HIST

38

AMC

40

SPVSN

41

KCTS

46

KING

48

VISION

70

10:30

11:00

11:30

Big Flip Debt/Part The Marilyn Denis Show Animal Artzooka Young & Restless Big Flip Debt/Part Sportsnet Connected Save-Ums! Rolie Polie The Doctors Intervention

G. Shrinks

Varied

Family Fd

Family Fd

Suite/Deck Law Order: CI

Arthur Place, Own New Day Northwest Doc

2:30

3:00

3:30

4:00

4:30

5:00

5:30

Hockey Varied Young & Restless Ellen DeGeneres Show Mercer Wheel Judge Judy Judge Judy Young & Restless On the Edge Arthur Berenstain KOMO 4 News

Hockey Varied News CTV News at Five News Varied KIRO News KIRO News Early News Global Nat. Prime Time Varied Hedgehog Babar News ABC News

Erin Burnett OutFront

Anderson Cooper 360

Lang & O’Leary

Connect-Kelley

Anderson

Simpsons

Raymond

Wizards Browns

Good Luck Payne

Phineas Big Bang

Phineas Big Bang

Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Business News KING 5 News Varied Programs

Pass Time Pass Time Wild Kratts WordGirl Ellen DeGeneres Show Murder, She Wrote

8:00

8:30 SportsCentre Å

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

Motoring SportsCentre Å IIHF World Junior Cham2011 Å pionship Preview Show Global Na- CHBC News Candy Cane Lane Holiday The Simp- Allen Movie: “Christmas on Chestnut Street” (2006, Drama) CHBC News Bethlehem tional (N) lights. ’ Å sons ’ Gregory Å Kristen Dalton, Robert Moloney. Å Journey CTV News (N) ’ Å Movie: ››› “Shrek 2” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Mike Movie: ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007, Comedy) Voices of CTV NaCTV News Myers, Eddie Murphy. ’ Å Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. ’ Å tional News (N) Å (4:45) (:05) Frosty Movie: “A Heartland Christmas” (2010, CBC News: The National George Stroumboulopou(:25) Movie: ›››› “Miracle on 34th ’Å Movie: Street” (1947, Fantasy) Maureen O’Hara, Returns Drama) Michelle Morgan, Amber Marlos Tonight “Holiday Music ’Å “Lassie” John Payne. ’ Å shall. ’ Å (DVS) Special” ’ Å CBS Evening KIRO 7 CSI: Crime Scene Inves- The Good Wife “Net 60 Minutes ’ Å CSI: Miami “On the Hook” KIRO 7 KIRO 7 News/Mitch- Eyewitness tigation Investigating the Worth” A young billionaire A fisherman narrowly News at Eyewitness ell News murders of two men. ’ sues a film studio. 11PM escapes death. ’ News (5:59) News Hour (N) Å Candy Cane Lane Holiday The Movie: “Christmas on Chestnut Street” (2006, Drama) News Final (:35) Allen lights. ’ Å Simpsons Gregory Kristen Dalton, Robert Moloney. A storekeeper learns (N) Å Bethlehem Å (DVS) ’Å the true meaning of Christmas. Å Journey Connected’s Year End Canucks UFC Central Movie: ››› “Miracle on Ice” (1981, Docudrama) Karl Malden, Andrew Stevens. Connected’s Year End Å Review Å TV Å Hockey coach leads players to gold in the 1980 Olympics. Å Review Å A Tudor Feast at Christ- Christmas in London Born and Bred “Someone Movie: “Persuasion” (2007, Drama) Sally Xmas, Ross- Christmas in Vienna 2009 mas ’ Å Fabulous city. Å to Watch Over Me” Hawkins. Premiere. lyn Chapel KOMO 4 News Discepolo; Wheel of Jeopardy! How Grinch Movie: ›› “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, KOMO 4 (:35) “SatGertsch. (N) Å Fortune Å Å Stole Fantasy) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christ- News (N) Å urday Night Christmas mas-loving Whos of Whoville. ’ Å Fever” 1,000 Ways 1,000 Ways 1,000 Ways (:43) 1,000 Ways to Die 1,000 Ways 1,000 Ways (:40) 1,000 Ways to Die 1,000 Ways 1,000 Ways 1,000 Ways to Die ’ to Die ’ to Die ’ “Gratefully Dead” ’ to Die ’ to Die ’ “Waking Up Dead” ’ to Die ’ to Die ’ to Die ’ Criminal Minds The team Criminal Minds “Public Criminal Minds The BAU (:01) Criminal Minds (:01) Criminal Minds (:01) Criminal Minds races to find the Reaper. Enemy” ’ Å goes on a manhunt. ’ “Outfoxed” ’ Å “100” ’ Å “Public Enemy” Å Piers Morgan Tonight A Piers Morgan Christ- CNN On The Frontlines Piers Morgan Tonight Piers Morgan Tonight A Piers Morgan Christmas mas Extreme Potluck: Celeb- Movie: ›› “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (2003) Mike Movie: ››› “The Family Man” (2000, Romance-Comedy) Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni. rity Sizzle Myers, Alec Baldwin. Premiere. A Wall Street playboy wakes to an alternate suburban existence. Movie: ››› “Home Alone” (1990, Comedy) Macaulay (:15) Rudolph the Red(:15) How to (:45) Mr. Holly Jolly SpongeBob The Next Star Take the Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern. ’ Å Nosed Reindeer Å Be Indie Young ’ Special ’ stage for the last time. CBC News: The National Changing Face of the My Mother Diana CBC News: The National Changing Face of the My Mother Diana ’Å Queen (N) ’ Å Queen Movie: “Dear Santa” (2011) Amy Acker. A party girl has Movie: ››› “Chasing Christmas” (2005) Tom Arnold. NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles to change her ways or get cut off. ’ Å Holiday spirits visit a Christmas scrooge. “Identity” ’ Å “Killshot” ’ Å MythBusters The truth of MythBusters Repairing a MythBusters “Bikes and MythBusters Adam and MythBusters Changing a MythBusters “Let There the world’s first torpedo. plane with duct tape. ’ Bazookas” ’ Å Jamie face off. ’ Å flat tire without a spare. Be Light” ’ Å (5:00) Movie: ››› “Where the Wild Til Debt Do Family Family Mob Wives ’ Å Til Debt Do Til Debt Do Movie: ››› “Where the Things Are” (2009) Catherine Keener. Us Part ’ Renovation Renovation Us Part ’ Us Part ’ Wild Things Are” ’ Bones Quarantined. ’ Å Bob’s Burg- The Cleve- The Simp- The Cleve- Family Guy American News TMZ (N) ’ Å It’s Always ers ’ (PA) land Show sons ’ land Show ’ Å Dad Å Sunny Cake Boss: Next Great Cake Boss: Next Great Cake Boss: Next Great Cake Boss: Next Great Cake Boss: Next Great Family To Be AnBaker ’ Å Baker “Bakers on Ice” Baker “Life-Sized Cake” Baker ’ Å Baker “Bakers on Ice” Secrets nounced (4:00) Movie: ››› “Harry Movie: ›› “Annie” (1982, Musical Comedy) Aileen Quinn, Albert Movie: ››› “Little Women” (1994, Drama) Winona Ryder, Gabriel Potter and the Half-Blood Finney, Carol Burnett. Daddy Warbucks protects little orphan Annie in Byrne, Trini Alvarado. Four New England sisters embrace life during Prince” ’ 1930s New York. ’ Å the Civil War. ’ Å A.N.T. Farm Really Me ’ Jessie ’ Å Suite Life So Random! Pair of (8:55) Movie: “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Movie: ››› “The Man Who Saved ’Å Å on Deck Kings Å Christmas!” (2011) Bridgit Mendler. Christmas” (2002) Jason Alexander. (5:00) Movie: ›› “The Movie: ›› “The Nativity Story” (2006, Drama) Keisha The Closer “Mom Duty” Movie: ›› “This Christmas” (2007) Delroy Lindo. A Nativity Story” (2006) Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass. Brenda’s mother visits. reunion at the holidays tests family ties. Python Hunters “The Big Python Hunters Pythons Python Hunters “Snake Python Hunters “Lizards Python Hunters The team Python Hunters “Mother Freeze” Å in a sawgrass marsh. Invasion” Å Gone Wild” Å heads to Louisiana. of All Snakes” Å Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å ’Å “Fired Up” ’ Å (5:00) Movie: ››› “Rio Bravo” (1959, Western) John Movie: ››› “El Dorado” (1967, Western) John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Movie: ››› “The Alamo” Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Å Caan. A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff face an evil land baron. Å (1960) My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride My Ride Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Rules Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey” Masterpiece Classic Mary’s three Masterpiece Classic Rivalry between Masterpiece Classic Rumors abound Lord Grantham loses his heirs. suitors include a diplomat. ’ Å sisters Mary and Edith. ’ Å about Mary’s virtue. ’ Å (5:15) NFL Football Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers. (N) ’ Pete Carroll KING 5 News (N) Å Dateline NBC Animal KING 5 (:35) (Live) Å Show stories. ’ Å News (N) Northwest Backroads CornerJoyce Joel Osteen Beyond Daily Split Peter Popoff Even Armor of Jack Van Tomorrow’s Supernatu- Tribal Trails stone Å Meyer Today ’ Greater God ’ Impe World ’ ral Å ’ ’ ’Å

3 Subject to Blackout) (Live) Å

10

10:00

Evening 7:30

(5:15) NFL Football Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers. (N

TSN

KNOW

9:30

Varied Programs SportsCentre News Varied Days of our Lives The Talk The Doctors CTV News The Dr. Oz Show Dr. Phil Anderson CBC News M’ketplace Varied Programs Steven and Chris Recipes Stefano KIRO News Bold The Talk Let’s Make a Deal Rachael Ray News Varied Days of our Lives The Talk The Doctors Hockeycentral at Noon Varied Programs Peep WordWorld Doggy Zoboom Franklin Clifford Rob Robot G. Shrinks The Chew One Life to Live General Hospital The Dr. Oz Show Varied Programs Criminal Minds Varied Programs CNN Newsroom The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer John King, USA Varied Programs Varied Programs CBC News Now Power & Politics Movie Varied Programs Varied Programs Varied Programs Perry Mason Matlock Funniest Home Videos Earl The Office Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Wizards Hannah Varied Programs Amer. Dad Earl King King Browns Payne The Office The Office Varied Programs Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars (11:00) Movie Movie Varied Programs Varied On Edge Monster Jam Hot Rod TV Gearz Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride Varied Programs Best of Joy Charlie Rose Curious Cat in the KING 5 News Days of our Lives Dr. Phil Anderson Movie The Waltons EastEnders Varied

6:00

RSP

9:00

Afternoons 12:30

Sunday, December 25

The Vernon

OLEY KASPER, DENTURIST

TSN CHBC CTV BC CBUT KIRO GLOBAL RSP KNOW KOMO SPK A&E CNN W YTV NEWS SHOW DISC SLICE KAYU TLC BRAVO FAMILY TBS OUTDR HIST AMC SPVSN KCTS KING VISION

8:30

SportsCentre SportsCentre SportsCent. Varied SportsCentre Varied Programs (5:30) Morning News Varied Programs 100 Huntley Street World Vision (5:30) CTV Morning Live Live! With Kelly The View CBC News CBC News Turbo Dogs Cat in the Bo On/Go Busytown Super Why! News Poko Doodlebop KIRO 7 News at 6AM The Early Show RightThisMinute The Price Is Right (5:30) Morning News Varied Programs 100 Huntley Street World Vision Sportsnet Varied Sportsnet Connected Sportsnet Connected Sportsnet Connected Sportsnet Connected Arthur Ollivers Martha Magic Bus Hi-5 Dinosaur Wibbly Pig Charlie Numbrjack Mr. Moon KOMO 4 News Good Morning America Live! With Kelly The View Varied Programs Varied Programs The First 48 Hoarders CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom CNN Newsroom Varied Programs Varied Programs Winx Club Varied Programs CBC News Now CBC News Now Mutant X Relic Hunter Sea Patrol Varied Programs Varied Programs Dirty Jobs Varied Programs Rich Bride, Poor Bride Varied Programs Copeland Paid Prog. Varied Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Beakman Better Jim How I Met Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Henrys Strawberry Mickey Never Land Phineas Varied Programs In the Heat of the Night Cosby Cosby Excused Excused Family Fd Family Fd Millionaire Millionaire Planet Ed’s Up Varied Programs Varied Programs Stooges Varied Programs Varied Programs Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Varied Programs WordWorld Clifford Sesame Street Curious Cat in the Super Why! Dinosaur Sid Wild Kratts KING 5 Morning News Today Life Today Copeland J. Meyer Youngren It’s a New Day Daily Mass Varied 700 Club Varied


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B7

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Arts

Tintin is one big adventure Capsule Comments with

The Adventures of Tintin: ★★★★ out of 5

KYLE BREWER

W

True, they haven’t hat an absoquite perfected the deadlute pleabehind-the-eyes hiccup, sure it is to but at least it’s not the watch a movie like The zombie-looking Adventures special that The of Tintin, a Polar Express project as was. concerned For the most about keeppart, this is a ing fans of beautifully craftthe 1940s ed flick, a nice character visual tribute to as happy the comic strip as those Jason Armstrong by Hergé, with craving the Steven Spielberg breakneck controlling the gas pedal. activity that has become And lucky for us, the norm for most 3D he’s in the mood to fare. make great time. With that as a gauge, Tintin is a young, this one’s a win. A big eager and seemingly one. fearless reporter, not Patching together afraid to put his own three of the adventursafety on the line to get er’s classic stories, The a big scoop. Crab with the Golden At the onset of the Claws, The Secret of movie, he comes across the Unicorn and Red a model ship adorned Rackham’s Treasure, The with a beautiful golden Adventures of Tintin is unicorn and purchases the first motion capture it from a marketplace exercise that doesn’t vendor. Almost immefeel, well, creepy. diately, he’s ambushed While A Christmas by two different indiCarol was starting viduals, both trying to to make a tiny bit of buy the piece from him ground in the format, for much more than Tintin zips ahead. he paid. Convinced the

AISLE SEAT

AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT

Tintin (Jamie Bell) and Capt. Haddock (Andy Serkis) examine a map on board the SS Karaboudjan in The Adventures of Tintin. ship holds some secrets, he declines both offers, thus, setting himself up for big trouble, but one big adventure. And yep, there’s that word again... big. C’mon, just about everything Spielberg touches is big (ditto for Peter Jackson, a co-producer), and The Adventures of Tintin seems to be some sort of measuring stick for the legend to see just how big he can go. That means ripping a few pages from his

Indiana Jones playbook, which, by the way, is never a bad thing, particularly in the big (again, I know) chase scene –– an extended sequence through the narrow streets of Bagghar that features a whirling camera with no edits. Impressive. An all-star cast of mostly British actors, including Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell are also up to the task in providing more than enough heart for you to

Check artist’s ‘Pulse’ while travelling through airport KELOWNA –– Travellers making their way towards the departure gates at Kelowna International Airport will want to view the latest installation by Oyama artist Jim Kalnin. Commissioned by the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kalnin’s piece, entitled Pulse, is part of the gallery’s satellite art wall at the airport and is now on view through to May 7. The piece reflects Kalnin’s love of nature and the outdoors and is inspired by his own recent travels that he says have made him increasingly aware that we all live and must manage on this one planet. With Pulse, Kalnin wants the departing passengers and visitors to the airport to consider their own journeys on this planet we live on. Originally from Manitoba, Kalnin has resided in the Okanagan

for the past 30 years and worked primarily as an art instructor at Okanagan University College, and later at UBC Okanagan. Since retiring in 2009, he has exhibited his art extensively across B.C., and has authored two books, The Spirituality of Art (co-written with his wife Lois Huey-Heck) and The Spirituality of Nature.

get swept up by Tintin. This is a solid effort, start to finish. If those talking chipmunks somehow get the better of this beauty at the box office over the holidays, I’m gonna lose my egg nog. The feature is currently playing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

The future looks optimistic in many fields of medical research. For example, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are known to have 57 genes in common that non-MS patients don’t have. These genes are involved in the body’s immune system and research is now being focused on the genetic side of MS and it shows great promise. Also, a new generation of drugs is coming that specifically target certain cells or organs in the body without damage to healthy cells. This research holds great promise in the treatment of lung diseases like cystic fibrosis and cancer. Sleep problems seem to increase as we age and for women in the menopause stage of life, a good night’s sleep is often difficult to achieve. An old herbal remedy, valerian can sometimes help give a better sleep. Our pharmacists can discuss this product with you. Stories about the dangers of over eating and over drinking are all true. But how about eating more chocolate? Studies done in France show that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. Those who ate more chocolate had lower risks of heart disease and stroke compared to those who ate less or no chocolate. Dark is best. In this final column for 2011, we’d like to thank everyone who has read Capsule Comments throughout the year and have given us the opportunity to serve you in our pharmacy. We look forward to being here for you in the coming year. A very happy and safe New year to you all! Have Your Prescriptions Filled With Us

NOLAN’S We take a personal interest in your health

3101 - 30th Ave., Vernon • 250-542-4181 OPEN SUNDAYS, 10 am - 6 pm

FREE

Blood Pressure Check Everyday!

Merry Christmas TO ALL

BRUNCH

Boxing Day • New Year’s Day 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

COURTESY KELOWNA ART GALLERY

Oyama artist Jim Kalnin has produced this installation at the Kelowna International Airport.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW MENU!

WEDNESDAY is Family Day!

KIDS eat FREE! After 11 am …

12 and under

One free meal per adult meal purchased.

Happy Holidays Katie, Sean, Rachel, and Steve From your UPS Store®

- 3104 30th Ave Downtown Vernon - 250-549-3020

3908 - 32nd Street, Vernon

250.545.4484


B8 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com Monday, December 26

Arts

6:00

What a year it was

T

oday and tomorMamma Mia! which took place in row serve as a It’s a fundraiser October, the colourful golden opporfor the critical Sound five-by-seven-foot painttunity to focus on what Foundation Capital ing, titled Return of the matters most to us. Campaign, which is rais- Owl Clan by local artist For me it’s about ing funds for the repairs David Wilson, is now friends and to the foundainstalled above the cenfamily gathtion of the tre’s main entrance on ering for music school’s the south wall. long overdue historic main You’ll have a chance visits, board building. to see the artwork while games, jigsaw The whole attending the centre’s puzzles and family will be final event of 2011 gift exchangentertained –– the Banff Mountain es. from start to Film Festival screenings I also fully finish with on Dec. 28 and 29. Each intend to show starts at 7 p.m. and Brian van Wensem ABBA’s endurbask in a day ing music. has its own selection of of rest as nearly all shops, Choose from three films from the festival traffic, appointments performances at the along with Paralympic and errands enjoy their Powerhouse Theatre: medalist Josh Dueck’s one-day relief. Jan. 6 and 7, starting at 8 film The Freedom Chair. Then it’s time for a p.m., or a matinee perDueck himself will be little bargain hunting, formance starting at 2 on stage for a prize draw followed by some reflect- p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8. and you’ll enjoy some ing on a year past, and Call the Ticket Seller of the greatest outdoor celebrating the arrival of at 549-SHOW (7469) adventure films of the the year to come. for your tickets. year. Tickets for these Ah, the holidays are And, looking back adrenaline filled evetruly magnificent! to 2011, I’m excited to nings can still be picked Looking ahead to announce new artwork up at the Ticket Seller 2012, ring in the new now on display inside by calling 549-SHOW calendar with Komasket the main foyer of the (7469) or online at www. Music Festival’s New Performing Arts Centre. ticketseller.ca. Year’s Eve Dance Party Commissioned to Wishing you and at the Vernon Recreation honour the Vernon and yours a joyful Christmas Centre. District Performing Arts and best wishes for 2012. Five Alarm Funk Centre’s 10th birthday, Enjoy the shows! and DJ pioneer Adham ★ ★ Shaikh headline the event and will be joined ★ Movie Information Line 250-545-0352 www.vernoncinema.com ★ Home of the Vernon Film Society by local band Sound★ ★ Sunday, December 25, 2011 ➠➠➠ Thursday, December 29, 2011 Splash! ★ ★ The evening, open MATINEES DAILY Except Dec. 25 to all ages, also features ★ PUSS IN BOOTS - 91 minutes (G) ★ 10:00 AM Daily Except Dec. 25 art and food vendors, ★ HAPPY FEET TWO - 104 minutes (G) ★ a silent auction, a 11:35 AM Daily Excpet Dec. 25 ★ ★ champagne and refresh CHRISTMAS - 100 minutes (G) bar and the distinctive ★ ARTHUR ★ 1:20 PM Daily Except Dec. 25 Komasket atmosphere. ★ THE MUPPETS - 103 minutes (G) ★ The dance starts at 8 3:00 PM Daily Except Dec. 25 ★ ★ HUGO - 127 minutes (G) p.m. and tickets are on ★ 4:45 PM Daily Except Dec. 25 ★ sale through the Ticket Seller by calling 549SHOWING NIGHTLY Except Dec. 25 ★ ★ SHOW (7469). THE MUPPETS - 103 minutes (G) ★ ★ 7:00 PM Nightly Except Dec. 25 Among the first THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 ★ ★ events scheduled for 2012 is the Vernon ★ - 104 minutes (PG) 8:55 PM Nightly Except Dec. 25 ★ TOWNE THEATRE Christmas Gift Tickets Community Music ★ ★ School’s Glee Club servNOW ON SALE Buy 5 gift tickets & receive ★ ★ ing up a performance the 6 ticket absolutely of live music, song ★ ★ and dance featuring • ADULTS $7.50 • SENIOR/CHILD $5.00 ★ ★ the ABBA songs that • TUESDAY - ALL SEATS $4.50 ★ ★ • MATINEES - ALL SEATS, ALL AGES $4.50 inspired the hit musical

CENTRE POINT

Vernon Town Cinema

th

FREE!

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS GO TO

cineplex.com POLSON PLACE MALL

#275 - 2306 HIGHWAY #6, VERNON

TEL: 250-542-1107

7:00

7:30

3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Å

CHBC

4 tional (N)

CTV BC

5

CBUT

6

KIRO

7

GLOBAL

8

RSP

8:00

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

CHBC News Entertain- ET Canada Harry’s Law ’ Å Fear Factor Family duos Hawaii Five-0 “Hana ‘a‘a CHBC News Final (N) Å ment ’Night face stunts. ’ Å Makehewa” ’ Å CTV News (N) ’ Å A Conversation With the Movie: “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World” (2010) Flashpoint “Shockwave” ’ CTV NaCTV News Å (DVS) Prime Minister (N) Å Celine Dion, René Angelil. ’ Å tional News (N) Å CBC News: Coronation Street Steve Jeopardy! Little Little Anne Murray: Friends & CBC News: The National George Stroumboulopou(N) ’ Å Vancouver finds Becky with her new (N) Å Mosque on Mosque on Legends ’ Å (DVS) los Tonight (N) ’ Å (N) Å friends. (N) ’ Å the Prairie the Prairie KIRO 7 EntertainThe Insider How I Met 2 Broke Two and a (:31) Mike & Hawaii Five-0 “Hana ‘a‘a KIRO 7 CBS Late Show Eyewitness Evening ment Tonight (N) ’ Å Your Mother Girls ’ Å Half Men Molly ’ Å Makehewa” McGarrett’s Eyewitness With David ’ ’Å News News/Pelley (N) ’ father’s killer resurfaces. News Letterman (5:59) News Hour (N) Å EntertainET Canada Harry’s Law ’ Å Fear Factor “Scorpion Hawaii Five-0 “Hana ‘a‘a News Hour Final (N) Å ment Tonight Tales” Family duos face Makehewa” McGarrett’s (N) ’ stunts. ’ Å father’s killer resurfaces. Toronto Hockeycen- NHL Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks. From Rogers Sportsnet Sportsnet Connected (N) Hockeycen- UFC Central Å Raptors tral (N) Arena in Vancouver, B.C. (N) (Live) Å Connected (Live) Å tral (N) Canadian Dogs With Search-Res- Our Part of Monarchy ’ Å Disney Pixar Å Movie: “Persuasion” (2007, Drama) Sally Art in DarkParks Jobs Å cue the World Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones. ness Å KOMO 4 News Lewis. Wheel of Jeopardy! Rudolph’s Shiny New You Deserve It (Season Castle “Eye of the KOMO 4 (:35) Night(N) Å Fortune (N) Å Year New Year Baby in fog. Finale) (N) ’ Å Beholder” Investigating a News Lewis. line (N) Å (N) Å murder and a theft. ’ (N) (5:30) Band of Brothers Band of Brothers “Points” Easy marches Movie: ›› “Behind Enemy Lines” (2001, Action) Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht. “Why We Fight” Å into Berchtesgaden. Å An American flight navigator is stranded in war-torn Bosnia. ’ Hoarders “Becky; Clare” Å Intervention “Jimbo” A Intervention “Linda” (:01) Hoarders “Roy; (:01) Hoarders “Becky; (:01) Intervention A man man snorts drugs. Å Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Loretta” Å Clare” Å snorts drugs. Å Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight Anderson Cooper 360 Å Anderson Cooper 360 Å Global Na-

9

KNOW

10

KOMO

13

SPK

15

A&E

17

CNN

18

W

19 Weeks Notice” (2002)

YTV

22

(4:30) Movie: ›› “Two

NEWS

23

SHOW

24

DISC

25

SLICE

26

KAYU

27

TLC

28

BRAVO

29

FAMILY

32

TBS

33

OUTDR

37

HIST

38

AMC

40

SPVSN

41

KCTS

46

KING

48

VISION

70

Movie: ›› “Along Came Polly” (2004, Romance-Com- Movie: ››› “Love Actually” (2003, Romance-Comedy) Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, edy) Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston. Colin Firth. Various people deal with relationships in London. Mr. Young Mr. Young Life With Life With That’s So Splatalot In Real Life Obstacle In Real Life Challengers In Real Life Challengers ’Å Ballet class. ’ Å Boys Å Boys Å Weird ’ course and camping. ’ work as beekeepers. ’ build a cabin. ’ Å CBC News: The National Tsunami Caught on CBC News: The National CBC News: The National Tsunami Caught on CBC News: The National ’Å ’Å ’Å Camera Å (N) ’ Å Camera Å (4:30) Movie: ›› “Termina- Lost Girl ’ Å Movie: “Riverworld” (2010, Science Fiction) (Part 1 of Movie: ››› “The Hangover” (2009, Comedy) Bradley tor Salvation” ’ 2) Tahmoh Penikett, Laura Vandervoort. ’ Å Cooper, Ed Helms. ’ Å Gold Rush Permafrost is a Gold Rush Floods Gold Rush “Lovestruck” Dirty Jobs Monkeys run Dirty Jobs Electronic Dirty Jobs Mike visits a ’Å barrier to the gold. ’ threaten Fred’s home. wild. ’ Å waste recycling facility. cricket farm. ’ Å The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ’ Å New Jersey “Reunion” New Jersey “Reunion” New Jersey “Reunion” New Jersey “Reunion” New Jersey ’ Big Bang Two and a Big Bang Two and a House Cuddy’s mom is House House gets devas- News (:36) 30 It’s Always (:36) TMZ Theory Half Men Theory Half Men admitted to the hospital. tating news. Å Rock Å Sunny (N) Å Cake Boss: Next Great Candy Candy Cake Boss: Next Great Cake Boss: Next Great Candy Candy Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (N) ’ Å Queen (N) Queen ’ Baker “Bakers on Ice” Baker ’ Å Queen ’ Queen ’ Baker ’ Å Movie: ››› “Shrek 2” (2004, Comedy) Voices of Mike Movie: ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007, Comedy) Voices of Movie: ›› “Bee Movie” (2007, Comedy) Voices of Jerry Myers, Eddie Murphy. Animated. A green ogre must Mike Myers. Animated. Shrek and friends look for the Seinfeld. Animated. A bee decides to sue the human meet his wife’s parents. ’ Å true heir of Far, Far Away. ’ Å race for the theft of honey. ’ Å Suite Life WizardsShake It Good Luck Movie: ››› “Camp Rock” (2008) Joe (:34) Wingin’ Elephant That’s So Ned’s De- Zoey 101 on Deck Place Up! Å Charlie ’ Jonas, Kevin Jonas. ’ Å It ’ Princess Raven ’ classified “Disc Golf” Law & Order: Criminal Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Family Movie: ›› “Flubber” (1997, Comedy) Robin Williams, Movie: ›› “Flubber” ’Å ’Å ’Å Intent “Crazy” ’ Å Guy Å Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald. (1997) Robin Williams. Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Operation Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Repo Å Swamp People “Hunter or Swamp People “Shooting Swamp People “House Swamp People Troy gets Swamp People “Two Days Swamp People The final Hunted?” ’ Å Wild” ’ Å Divided” ’ on pace to tag out. to Tag Out” ’ day of gator season. ’ (5:00) Movie: ››› “We Were Soldiers” (2002, War) Mel Shootout Å Shootout Å Movie: ››› “A League of Their Own” (1992, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Geena Gibson, Madeleine Stowe. Å Davis. A women’s professional baseball league debuts in 1943. Å Pass Time Pass Time Pimp My Pimp My Monster Jam Pass Time Pass Time Pimp My Pimp My Pimp My Pass Time Ride Ride Ride Ride Ride PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å Ask This Priceless Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow Reel NW Reel NW The Grove ’ Å (DVS) Old House Antiques “Phoenix, AZ” Å Tlingit bowl and ladle. Å NBC Nightly KING 5 Evening Inside Who’s Still Standing? A Fear Factor “Scorpion Rock Center With Brian KING 5 Tonight News (N) News (N) Magazine Å Edition (N) paralegal competes in a Tales” Family duos face Williams (N) ’ Å News (N) Show With ’Å trivia battle. (N) ’ Å stunts. ’ Å Jay Leno Tom Stone Marina investi- This Is Wonderland ’ Å Lost in the Amazon: The Movie: ››› “The Grass Harp” (1995) Piper Laurie. Sisters raise an Peter Popoff Å gates anarchists. Å Enigma of Col. Fawcett orphaned teenage cousin during the Great Depression.

Tuesday, December 27 6:00 Hockey

TSN

3

CHBC

4 tional (N)

CTV BC

5

CBUT

6

KIRO

7

GLOBAL

8

RSP

8:30

(5:30) NFL Football Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints. From the SportsCentre (N) (Live) Å That’s Hcky SportsCentre (N) (Live) Å SportsCentre Å

TSN

Global Na-

9 10

KOMO

13

SPK

15

A&E

17

CNN

18

W

19 List It

YTV

22 23

SHOW

24

DISC

25

SLICE

26

KAYU

27

TLC

28

BRAVO

29

FAMILY

32

TBS

33

OUTDR

37

HIST

38

AMC

40

SPVSN

41

KCTS

46

KING

48

VISION

70

7:00

Evening 7:30

8:00

SportsCentre (N) (Live) Å

8:30

9:00 E:60 Å

9:30

10:00

10:30

SportsCentre Å

11:00

11:30

SportsCentre Å

Glee A crisis leads to a Movie: ››› “eXistenZ” (1999, Science Fiction) Jennifer CHBC News Final (N) Å theology discussion. ’ Jason Leigh, Jude Law. Å Flashpoint “Unconditional CTV NaMovie: “Playing House” (2006, Romance-Comedy) CTV News Love” ’ Colin Ferguson, Joanne Kelly. ’ Å (DVS) tional News (N) Å Movie: ››› “Happy Feet” (2006) Voices of Elijah Wood. CBC News: The National (:05) George Stroumbou’Å Animated. An emperor penguin expresses himself lopoulos Tonight Jamie through tap-dancing. ’ Å Oliver; Stephen Lewis. NCIS “Defiance” A suicide The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Entertain- KIRO 7 Late Show bomber kills a Marine. ’ ers receive recognition. (N) ’ Å Eyewitness With David Å (DVS) News Letterman Glee “Grilled Cheesus” A Movie: ››› “eXistenZ” (1999, Science Fiction) Jennifer News Hour Final (N) Å crisis leads to a theology Jason Leigh, Jude Law. Security guard protects a discussion. ’ Å futuristic game’s creator. Å Skiing World Cup: Men’s Canucks UFC Central Sportsnet Connected (N) Hockeycen- UFC Central Å Å Slalom. Å TV Å (Live) Å tral (N) Islands of Britain Islands Movie: ››› “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” (2004, Documentary) Call Me off British mainland. Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield. Premiere. Å Average Last Man Last Man The Middle SuburgaBody of Proof “Lazarus KOMO 4 (:35) NightStanding Standing “Heck’s Best tory “Sweet Man” A “dead” man leads News Lewis. line (N) Å ’Å ’Å Thing” Sixteen” ’ the team to a case. (N) Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Hunters Scale Auction Hunters 1800s Hunters ’ Hunters ’ Hunters ’ Hunters ’ RC Viper FanJet aircraft. whaling harpoon. ’ Storage Storage (:01) Stor- (:31) Stor- (:01) Stor- (:31) Stor- StorageStorageWars Å Wars Å age Wars age Wars age Wars age Wars Texas Texas Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight Anderson Cooper 360 Å Anderson Cooper 360 Å

Movie: ››› “Marley & Me” (2008) Owen Wilson. A couple’s new Movie: ›› “Australia” (2008, Adventure) Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman. An Engpuppy grows up to become an incorrigible handful. lishwoman and a cattleman struggle to save her ranch. Mr. Young Mr. Young Life With Life With That’s So Splatalot In Real Life Help get a In Real Life Sawing logs In Real Life Teams keep ’Å ’Å ’Å Boys Å Boys Å Weird ’ baseball stadium ready. as fast as they can. ’ their heads above water. CBC News: The National George Stroumboulopou- CBC News: The National CBC News: The National George Stroumboulopou- CBC News: The National ’Å ’Å ’Å los Tonight ’ Å (N) ’ Å los Tonight ’ Å (4:00) Movie: ›› “Sherlock Lost Girl ’ Å Movie: “Riverworld” (2010, Science Fiction) (Part 2 of Movie: ›› “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Holmes” ’ 2) Tahmoh Penikett, Laura Vandervoort. ’ Å Crystal Skull” (2008) Harrison Ford. ’ Å Curiosity “World’s Dirtiest Dirty Jobs Termite Dirty Jobs Paint bulking; Dirty Jobs Mike makes Dirty Jobs Shrink-wrap- Dirty Jobs Mike travels to Man” Å researcher. ’ Å making maple syrup. ’ yarn from fleece. Å ping a boat. Å Maine. ’ Å Kitchen Nightmares Re- Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares visting restaurant owners. “Revisited No. 2” ’ Å “Spanish Pavillion” ’ “Classic American” ’ “Grasshopper Also” ’ “Davide” ’ Å Big Bang Two and a Big Bang Two and a Glee A crisis leads to a New Girl Raising News (:36) 30 It’s Always (:36) TMZ Theory Half Men Theory Half Men theology discussion. ’ “Wedding” Hope Å Rock Å Sunny (N) Å What Not to Wear Chris- Couponing Couponing What Not to Wear What Not to Wear Chris- Couponing Couponing What Not to Wear “Ariel” ’Å tine is an Army veteran. All-Stars All-Stars “Wanda” ’ Å tine is an Army veteran. All-Stars All-Stars (3:30) “As Movie: ›› “Serendipity” (2001) John Cusack, Kate Movie: ››› “Sense and Sensibility” (1995, Comedy-Drama) Emma Thompson, “ShakeGood as It Beckinsale, Molly Shannon. Two destined lovers tempt Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet. Two sisters forage for romance in 19th-century speare in Gets” ’ fate and lose each other. ’ Å England. ’ Å Love” ’ Suite Life WizardsShake It Austin & Movie: › “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (:38) Wingin’ Elephant That’s So Ned’s De- Zoey 101 on Deck Place Up! Å Ally “Pilot” (2010) Demi Lovato. ’ Å It ’ Princess Raven ’ classified ’ Å Law & Order: Criminal Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Family Movie: ››› “Millions” (2004, Comedy-Drama) Alexan- Movie: ›› “Jungle 2 ’Å ’Å ’Å Intent ’ Å Guy Å der Nathan Etel, Lewis Owen McGibbon. Jungle” (1997, Comedy) Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Deal-Dark Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Side Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Brad Meltzer’s Decoded Brad Meltzer’s Decoded “D.B. Cooper” ’ Å “Apocalypse in Georgia” “Secret Societies” Å “2012” ’ Å The Culper Spy Ring. ’ “Statue of Liberty” Å (5:00) Movie: ››› “Blaz- Movie: ›› “History of the World: Part I” (1981, ComMovie: ›› “The Sandlot” (1993) Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar. The new boy “The Sandlot ing Saddles” Å edy) Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise. Å in town falls in with neighborhood ballplayers. Å 2” Å Dumbest Dumbest Wrecked Wrecked StuntStuntDumbest Dumbest Wrecked Wrecked Pimp My Pass Time Stuff Stuff busters busters Stuff Stuff Ride PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å Outdoor R. Steves’ The Botany of Desire Four species. ’ Å Frontline “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians” Idaho Å Europe Gospels; Christianity and Roman Empire. NBC Nightly KING 5 Evening Inside The Biggest Loser “Where Are They Now?” ReconParenthood “Nora” KING 5 Tonight News (N) News (N) Magazine Å Edition (N) necting with former contestants. ’ Å Sarah’s ex threatens her News (N) Show With relationship. ’ Å Jay Leno ’Å Movie: ››› “Lies My Father Told Me” (1975) Jeffrey Lies (N) ’ Å Movie: ›› “A Love Song for Bobby Long” (2004) John Travolta. A Peter Popoff Lynas, Yossi Yadin. Premiere. ’ Å young woman shares a house with two alcoholics. ’ Å Love It or

NEWS

6:30

CHBC News Entertain- ET Canada ment ’Night CTV News (N) ’ Å etalk Presents: Best of Fashion Fix 2011 (N) ’ (5:00) CBC Coronation Street Marcus Jeopardy! News: Van- takes the lead. (N) ’ Å (N) Å couver (N) KIRO 7 EntertainThe Insider CBS Eyewitness Evening ment Tonight (N) ’ Å News News/Pelley (N) ’ (5:59) News Hour (N) Å EntertainET Canada ment Tonight (N) ’ Sportsnet Connected (N) Connected Year in (Live) Å Review Å Canadian- Hoppy the Landscape Revealed: The Parks Deer Å Art of Toni Onley KOMO 4 News Lewis. Wheel of Jeopardy! (N) Å Fortune (N) Å (N) Å Auction Auction Auction Auction Hunters ’ Hunters ’ Hunters ’ Hunters ’ Storage Storage StorageStorageWars Å Wars Å Texas Texas Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å

KNOW

**SHOW IS PASS RESTRICTED … NO PASSES • NOW FEATURING ALL DIGITAL PROJECTION SYSTEMS SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 TO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED ( ) Friday 12:55, 4:10, 7:25, 9:50; Saturday 12:55, 4:10, 7:25; Sunday 3:25, 6:50, 9:10; Monday to Thursday 12:30, 2:50, 4:50, 6:50, 9:10. **THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D (PG - Violence) Friday 11:55, 3:05, 6:15, 9:15; Saturday 11:55, 3:05, 6:15; Sunday 4:10, 7:30, 10:10; Monday to Thursday 1:10, 4:10, 7:30, 10:10. **MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG - Violence) Friday 12:35, 3:45, 6:45, 9:55; Saturday 12:35, 3:45, 6:45; Sunday 3:10, 6:20, 9:40; Monday to Thursday 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:40. NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG - Coarse language) Friday 12:50, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10; Saturday 12:50, 4:15, 7:15. **WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG - Coarse language) Friday 12:45, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05; Saturday 12:45, 4:05, 7:05; Sunday 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; Monday to Thursday 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35. **SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG - Violence) Friday 12:40, 3:55, 6:55, 10:00; Saturday 12:40, 3:55, 6:55; Sunday 3:20, 6:30, 9:20; Monday to Thursday 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20. THE DARKEST HOUR 3D (PG - Coarse language, violence) Sunday 4:15, 7:35, 10:15; Monday to Thursday 1:15, 4:15, 7:35, 10:15. **THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A - Sexual violence) Friday 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20; Saturday 11:50, 3:00, 6:10; Sunday 3:00, 6:10, 9:30; Monday to Thursday 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:30.

6:30

Evening


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B9

www.vernonmorningstar.com

EDITOR: RICHARD ROLKE

Travel Y

PHONE: 550-7921

Y

E-MAIL: richard@vernonmorningstar.com GEORGE GOODMAN PHOTO

The River Tiber, which winds its way through the Eternal City of Rome, provides a view of St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance.

www.sunfuntours.ca

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Sun Fun Tours Thank you for choosing to travel with us.

Gift Certificates Available - Give the Gift of Travel

JANUARY SIDEWALK SALE - Book a January tour to Silver Reef or Tulalip and save $15 per person! SPRING ADVENTURES

On the rock of St. Peter JULIE FERGUSON

Special To The Morning Star

VATICAN CITY When I clambered on to the full flight from Paris to Rome, the last thing I wanted to do was talk to a fellow passenger. I closed my eyes, exhausted after 20 hours of travel. Lunch arrived and my seatmate, a mildmannered gent, said, “I always chat during the meal — I’m Peter.” My heart sank, but I gathered my remnants of energy and replied, “I’m Julie from Vancouver.” I was soon enjoying my fellow traveller. Peter was a New Yorker who had lived in Rome for the last 20 years. He quickly told me about the best sights and cheapest trattorias near my hotel. Then I asked him what he did in Rome. “I work in the Vatican Library with ancient Bibles,” he said quietly. Peter was a Jesuit priest. My fatigue vanished and we talked animatedly until forced to part at the baggage carousel. Peter’s best secret for visitors to the Vatican is this: St. Peter’s Basilica opens to the public every day at 7:15 a.m. and no one is there but the cleaners. A year before, I had visited St. Peter’s in mid-morning at the height of the tourist season. Wall-to-wall crowds and the harsh, amplified voices of tour guides did not enhance this sacred space. I was unimpressed and did not linger, although

JOEL DEAN PHOTO

Michelangelo’s Pieta is a fixture at St. Peter’s Basilica. I briefly considered returning for a high mass when St. Peter’s would be doing what it does best. On my second visit to Rome, I tried again two days into my holiday following Peter’s suggestion. Empty and quiet, this St. Peter’s was an entirely different place: I was humbled by the size of it and struck dumb by its opulence. This time, I did experience the sweep of history, architecture, and art. The first statue on the right as I entered through the West Door was Michelangelo’s Pietà completed in 1499. Protected by thick, protective glass after sustaining damage by a deranged man in 1972, the Pietà cannot be photographed using flash and insufficient light made it impossible for my point-and-shoot camera. So I simply stood there drinking

in the masterpiece and allowing it to work its magic. The Pietà, carved from a single piece of white marble, is life-size and depicts Mary cradling the dead Christ on her lap. Michelangelo took considerable artistic licence with it. His Mary is young and serene, rather than middle-aged or distraught, and her bodily proportions in relation to Christ are inaccurate. Critics dislike these features but they entranced me. The Pietà worked, not so much as a famous work of art but as a statement of a mother’s unconditional love and profound grief. Standing transfixed for a time, I became aware of someone standing next to me. Turning, I saw a very young nun in a sky-blue habit, not the ghost I half-anticipated. At first smiling broadly,

soon tears began to flow down her cheeks. The Pietà does that to people — it’s so achingly beautiful. The nun and I tried to converse, but had no common language. Five minutes later when she beckoned me to follow her, I did. She led me into a magnificent side chapel, bigger than most parish churches. We joined a handful of others in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. Over the next 15 minutes others came in too — nuns, priests, elderly women with shopping bags, young women in skintight pants and stilettos, moms with strollers, and cleaners in coveralls. Mass was sung in such exquisite plainsong, it made the hair rise on my neck.

I participated with this small, devout group and afterwards we spilled into the great nave of the Basilica and went our separate ways. I wandered about for a while to recover from sensory overload and later descended the steps beneath this great church into the crypt where the tombs of former popes lie, neatly lined up in stone niches. There I came upon the shrine to St. Peter, built above his tomb that was discovered fairly recently. Surprising myself, I lit a candle in gratitude for the chance meeting with the other Peter who shared his secrets with me on Flight 801. Julie Ferguson is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.

Vernon Airporter Shuttle Service

NOTICE OF SCHEDULE CHANGE 853 Fairweather Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8T8 Phone (250) 542-7574 Fax (250) 542-7514 Email: vernonairporter@telus.net

TO AND FROM KELOWNA AIRPORT COSTS: ADULTS FROM $32 (2ND ADULT 1/2 PRICE) CHILDREN 12 & UNDER $14

* * * 7 DAYS A WEEK * * * DEPARTS V. LODGE HOTEL

ARRIVES KELOWNA AIRPORT

DEPARTS KELOWNA AIRPORT

ARRIVES BACK IN VERNON

TRIP

DEPARTS VILL GREEN HOTEL

***1 2 3 4 5 ***6

5:30 am

5:35 am

6:10 am

7:35 am

8.15 am

8:35 am

8:40 am

9:20 am

10:30 pm

11:05 am

11:20 am

11:25 am

12:05 pm

12:25 pm

1:00 pm

1:40 pm

1:45 pm

2:25 pm

3:15 pm

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

4:50 pm

5:30 pm

6:10 pm

6:45 pm

6:55 pm

7:00 pm

7:35 pm

7:50 pm

8:40 pm

EARLY MORNING SPECIALS ONLY IF PREBOOKED

***TRIP 1 AND TRIP 6 MUST BE BOOKED & PREPAID FOR, AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE - COST IS $50.00 PER ADULT!!! (PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY: CASH, VISA, M/C & AMERICAN EXPRESS)

EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2011

OPERATORS STANDING BY FROM 07:00 AM UNTIL 10:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS

Bransonfest in Mesquite - 10 Days • Feb 2 ........................$844 Palm Springs & Las Vegas - 13 Days • Mar 2 ...Incl. $100 Early Booker $1,599 Reno - 8 Days • Feb 11*, Mar 10 & 24*, Apr 14, & May 12 ... from $339 Discover Nevada - 11 Days • Mar 20 *New Routing, New Experiences! $879

2012 SHORT GETAWAYS & SCENIC DESTINATIONS Tulalip - 4 Days • Jan 17* & 29*, Feb 12, 21 & 26, Mar 4, 20 & 27 .$349 Tulalip - 3 Days • Jan 10 & 25, Feb 8*, Mar 11, April 18 ......$259 Silver Reef - 3 Days • Jan 11, Feb 5, Mar 7........................$214 Silver Reef - 4 Days • Jan 15* & 24*, Feb 14 & 19, Mar 15,18 & 27 from $289 Coeur D’Alene - 4 Days • Feb 28, Mar 12 & April 15 ....Coming Soon! Clearwater Resort - 4 Days • Mar 25, June 3, Aug 12, Sept 16 from $339 Northern Quest - 4 Days • Feb 6, April 10 & July 22 .........$365 Lake Chelan - 3 Days • Mar 7, Sept 3, Oct 21 ...................$209 Washington Winners - 5 Days • Clearwater & Tulalip • Apr 29 & Oct 1 ......................from $469 • Tulalip & Northern Quest • Mar 19 & Oct 21 ....................$499 • Lucky Eagle & Tulalip • May 21 & Sept 3 ..........................$489 Vancouver Canucks - 2 Days • Mar 17 - Columbus April 7 - Edmonton .$234 Sips Slots & Shopping Ladies Only - 3 Days • May 4, Sept 7, Oct 12, Nov 9 .$339 OUR OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON DEC. 23 & DEC. 30 *Indicates Guaranteed Departure. Prices based on double. All discounts incl. if applicable. HST on Canadian tours only. Subject to change. B.C. Reg. #3015-5

Vernon Departures

1-877-786-3860

Sunwest Tours HOURS SCHUBERT CENTRE TUES, WED, THURS

1:00 - 3:00pm

Call

250-542-1941

or 1-800-667-3877

Coeur D’Alene - Feb 15, Mar 18 • 3 Days .........$179 Coeur D’Alene - Feb 5, Mar 6 • 4 Days ...........$249 Silver Reef Casino - Jan 18 • Feb 12 • 3 Days ... $214 Silver Reef Casino - Jan 29 • Feb 28 • 4 Days $289 Tulalip - Mar 4, April 1 • 3 Days .................... $239 Tulalip - Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 25 • 4 Days ...... $329 26th Anniversary Tour (Laughlin) - Jan 8* • 11 Days..$765 Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Feb 8 • 4 Days ..$405 Northern Quest Valentine’s Getaway - Feb 14 • 4 Days $329 Lucky in Laughlin - March 17 • 12 Days .......... $749 Skagit (Easter Weekend) - April 6 • 4 Days ...$329 Canyonlands - April 28 • 14 Days..................$1679 Alaska & Yukon - June 24 • 21 Days ............$3,996 Sights & Sounds of the South - Sept 14 • 24 Days $4,599 Lincoln City - May 6 • 6 Days .........................$499 Reno - Feb 25 • 8 Days ..................................$349 Wendover - Feb 4 • 7 Days.............................$369

Palm Springs / Tucson Stay February 11, 2012 • 20 Days

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

*Guaranteed Departure BC Reg #1852

WE ARE NOT AT THE KELOWNA AIRPORT TO MEET INDIVIDUAL FLIGHTS. WE SIMPLY RUN A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM KELOWNA AIRPORT & TRY TO ACCOMMODATE AS MANY FLIGHTS AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!

PICK UP AT VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL & SCHUBERT CENTRE


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B11

• Windows & Doors • Shower Doors • Mirrors

ST. LOUIS BLUES

H &L GLASS LTD.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Professional nail care for ladies and gentlemen

250-542-9309

Merry Christmas Special 2001 FORD ESCAPE XL 4X4

$

Serving the community for over 81 years

Country Court Mall Armstrong, B.C. 250-546-3039

your vehicle from your Smartphone

autosound

th

#105 - 5146 26 St, Vernon

(Between Wendy’s & Burger King)

250-549-2862

7. Toronto at Winnipeg 8. St Louis at Detroit 9. Washington at Columbus 10. Boston at Dallas 11. Colorado at Anaheim 12. Vancouver at Los Angeles

Week 12, Dec 31

4,888 FREEDOMMOTORSPORTS LTD. Call J.R. or Steve 250-558-3333

1.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

2.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

3.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

www.freedommotorsports.ca

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

Thinking of selling your home?

5.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

Call now to book your free home evaluation Personal Service • Expert Advice • Referral Program

6.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

7.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

8.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

9.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

EXPERIENCE THE D IFFERENCE EXECUTIVES REALTY LTD.

(1975) Ltd. 2101 - 43rd Street, Vernon 250-542-4254 2008 Winner of Atlas’ National Packing and Unpacking Service Award

BOSTON BRUINS

SINCE 1965

3202 29TH Street, Vernon • 250-545-0627

• Wednesday is Family Night • Catering available … on site or off, call for more information

3908 - 32nd Street, Vernon 250-545-4484 • pantry.ca

ANAHEIM DUCKS

35¢ WING 3 m 4p er aft s ay d urs ThVERNON’S HT! NESIG ONLY BE ON BEACHFRONT PATIO. PATIO FAMILIES FAM AMILI LIES LI WELCOME! WELCO ELCOME!

National Bank Financial’s Tax-Free Savings Account should be a serious part of your financial game plan. Put growth in your TFSA today!! “There’s no substitute for guts.” — Paul Bear Bryant

250-260-4580 National Bank Financial is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. The National Bank of Canada is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX)

12408 Kal Lake Road, Vernon • 250-545-3131 • OPEN 11 am - Midnight

Your Local Store...

BUY-LOW FOODS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 AM - 9 PM

50

%

OFF 5301 25th Ave, Landing Plaza Regular

FULL SERVICE: • Bakery • Deli • Meat Department

Retail Price

Boxing Week Sale

SALE 1/2 PRICE 50% Off The Regular Retail Price

*

Prices effective *On selected items. While supplies last Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2011

Winter 4X4 Service Special

$

224

95

includes check system operation, service front & rear differential, service transfer case

“Your GM & All Makes AC/Delco Service Center”

www.bcmotorproducts.ca

Come watch

OOD & DAILY F ECIALS SP K IN R D

ALL THE HOCKEY GAMES

on our HD Bigscreen! Always Great Food & Good Times!

PASTA TUESDAY … ALL DAY PICK YOUR SAUCE • PICK YOUR PASTA

HERITAGE RESTAURANT 3127 - 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon • 250-545-3228 DINE IN - TAKE OUT • FULLY LICENSED

Dawn Stephanishin AMP Invis Mortgage Broker

250-503-8788 • www.askdawn.ca • 4705B - 29th Street, Vernon Invis - Dawn Stephanishin and Assoc. Experience • Integrity • Commitment

10. Winner __________________Loser ___________________ 11. Winner __________________Loser ___________________ TIE BREAKER 12. Winner __________________Loser ____________________ Total Points Both Teams_________________________

For all your tire needs! Start thinking WINTER TIRES …

VERNON 2904 - 43rd Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3291

Ergospace Vacuum

$ only 349

Findlays Vacuum & Sewing

ANDRE’S PLAZA • 250-549-2730 (next to the Village Green Mall)

Entry must be received at The Morning Star office by 5 pm, Friday, Jan.6, 2012

PHONE:______________________________________________ $50 cash will be given to the contestant who picks the most winners/losers. In the case of a tie, the person who guesses closest to the total points scored in the Saturday night tie breaker game wins. If still a tie, prize money will be split. All entrants must use the official entry form on this page. Limit 3 entries per family. Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. REMEMBER: ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THE NAME OF THE ADVERTISER FOR BOTH THE WINNING AND LOSING TEAMS. ENTRIES CONTAINING TEAM NAMES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Mail or bring your entry to The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 before 5 pm, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.

MorningStar

The

SAN JOSE SHARKS

DALLAS STAR

LTD.

249

Husqvarna 235 + Kit

• Gift Cards available

8am - 5:30pm Sat. • 9am - 5pm Sun.

4513 - 25th Ave Vernon, BC • 250-542-9222

ADDRESS:_____________________________________________

3202 - 30th Avenue, Downtown • www.excelfit.ca

MINNESOTA WILD

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Help is close to home!

TOP 5 PRODUCER

Cidel Moving & Storage

EQUIPMENT

$

C/w X-Torq saw box, replacement chain and baseball cap

Our Famous Brunch Buffet every Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm

4601 27th St, Vernon • 250-545-5384

NAME:_______________________________________________

BUFFALO SABERS

WE HAVE IT ALL!!!

NO DOCUMENTATION OR FREIGHT CHARGES

4.

DLR #31020

Mike Sandstra Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd. 250-307-7318 • www.mikesandstra.com

GPS TRACK & START

Pittsburgh at New Jersey Edmonton at NY Islanders Carolina at Tampa Bay Montreal at Florida Phoenix at Minnesota Ottawa at Buffalo

Official Entry Form NAME OF ADVERTISER

Railway Plaza • #104 - 4710 31st St, Vernon Call now to book your appointment

th

We’re a tradition too!

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Gift Certificates Available

778-475-0775

7225 OLD KAMLOOPS ROAD, VERNON, B.C.

2809-45 Ave, Vernon

Week 12, Dec 31

• Gel • Acrylic • Manicures • Waxing • Pedicures • Nail Design

#103 - 2800 29th Street, Vernon

Fall Renovations

V NON VER VERNON N

H & T Nails

NHL Schedule

SAVOY

w w w. v e r n o n m o r n i n g s t a r. c o m

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS WAITING FOR YOU… CALL YOUR ADVERTISING CONSULTANT TODAY! 250-545-3322

Fairweather Bingo FAIRWEATHER ROAD

11TH AVE.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

778.475.5648

12

Thursdays

limit one per customer at participating locations limited time offer

We are proud to offer everything you need for your new home or renovation project, all under one roof. From windows to floors coverings, to kitchens, baths, fireplaces, paint, lighting and all the parts to put it in with,

HIGHWAY #6

Men’s Day

$

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

PARTS

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Hair and Esthetics

with purchase of sub or donair

SERVICE

• Kelowna • West Kelowna

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Impressions Salon

#113 - 5100 Anderson Way • 778.475.6005

SALES

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

1-888-545-7281

OTTAWA SENATORS

EDMONTON OILERS

D#30973

24oz Soft Drink

Hobby Saw

CAROLINA HURRICANES

WWW.VERNONKIA.CA

ONLY!

FREE

weekly

NEW YORK RANGERS

MIN $500

STK #212018

Simply The Best!

CALGARY FLAMES

KIA

24,945

1

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

25,445 $

SALE PRICE

COLORADO AVALANCHE

ORIGINAL MSRP $28,545 KIA CASH DISCOUNT $3,100 $

Select the teams that your think will win & lose from the schedule below. Enter the name of the ADVERTISER sponsoring the teams on the official entry form

3401 30th Avenue, Vernon • 250.503.5547

2012 Sorento Fully loaded, heated seats, IPod connect, Bluetooth

How to Play

50

$

Total of $1250 to be won over 25 weeks

COLUMBUS BLUEJACKETS

4206 25th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P4 www.pgsurgmed.com

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

WIN

WINNIPEG JETS

Ph: 250-549-7288 • Fax: 250-549-7281

CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS

Order Desk: 1-866-942-87288

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

PHOENIX COYOTES PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS

Betty Lou Boutique

ENTER TO

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

11/12

3303 43 Ave., Vernon (Beside Safeway) • 250-542-3132

DBA P.G. SURG-MED LTD.

YOU PICK THES WINNER

Frank Ferroux

RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD.

SURG-MED,

y l k e e W HOCKEY t s e t n o C

Winner for Week 11

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Gift Certificates Available

MONTREAL CANADIENS

DETROIT RED WINGS

B10 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

1015 Fairweather Road, Vernon

250-558-6919 STRIP MALL

KALAMALKA LAKE ROAD

Prize Line 250-558-1599


B12 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Business

EDITOR: GRAEME CORBETT

PHONE: 550-7903

E-MAIL: business@vernonmorningstar.com

Sleigh rides add jingle to holidays JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Santa won’t be the only one riding jovially atop a sleigh this winter. An old-fashioned tradition has returned up at Silver Star Mountain Resort – horsedrawn sleigh rides. Wild Horseman Adventures took over the fleet of horses and sleighs earlier this year, and is continuing with the tradition of offering couples, families and friends a memorable ride. “I think it’s really good that the horses are here because it gives people options,” said Stew Brown, owner of Wild Horseman Adventures. Whether it’s skiers or boarders looking to take a break from shredding, families taking in the sights at the Star, or a couple seeking a romantic evening, Brown offers options for everyone. Snuggle up on the sleigh benches and let the gentle giant Percheron or Canadians pull you on a winter wonderland journey. Brown offers both quick tours around the village parking lot or wilderness trails complete with hot chocolate and/or dinner at the Wild Horseman’s Cabin. “We put out a good product and I’m proud of it,” said Brown, whose wife Leslie Garcia slaves over home-cooked meals for guests in the intimate cabin. The sleighs can accommodate up to 10 people, while trips can be made to fill the cabin to a capacity of 40 people. Those a little horse-shy are assured that safety is a top priority. “It’s only two horsepower so it’s not that fast,” laughs ‘Pappi’ Stewart Brown. The excursion has become a popular winter tradition at Silver Star, often running at capacity over the Christmas holidays. The

JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

‘Pappi’ Stewart Brown, of Wild Horseman Adventures, guides a team of horses through the village at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Wild Horseman has even hosted several company gatherings and large groups since getting the sleighs up and running Dec. 1. Along with a special Christmas dinner sleigh ride, the Wild Horseman has teamed

up with Outdoor Discoveries to offer a number of adventures, including a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Brown has dreams of expanding the list of options to eventually include lunch rides,

and he would also like to see some other four-legged rides brought up to the Star. “I want to do dog sled up here, I just need to learn how to drive dog first,” grinned Brown.

Car dealers rev up clean energy

T

here has never been a more exciting and inspiring time to be part of the automobile industry in North America. In B.C., new car dealers are not only steering the province along a new, greener highway, but also serving as a major partner within each of our 54 provincial communities. There are more than 350 new car and truck dealers throughout B.C., supporting 34,000 full-time jobs and pumping almost $10 billion into the economy. In 2010, our members provided $1.8 billion of the total B.C. gross domestic product. That’s comparable to the boost sparked by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We provide 15,000 direct jobs, with dealerships employing an average of 40 full-time and seven part-time workers, who get higher pay rates than their retail counterparts. At the top of the priority list for our members is working with auto manufacturers to bring clean energy, fuel efficient and highly innovative vehicles into the B.C. marketplace. Huge technological advances in auto and truck manufacturing mean more energy efficient vehicles are now available, and from 2011 to 2016, average fuel efficiency is expected to increase by up to four per cent every year. B.C. new car dealers offer a full range of energy-efficient vehicles, and we are looking forward to adding more clean energy options down the road. They include hybrid electric

vehicles (HEVs), which run on two systems: a conventional gasoline-powered engine and an electric motor. The electric motor gives a vehicle extra power when it is accelerating or going uphill and can power it over short distances. Meanwhile, the gasoline engine and a special braking system recharge the battery. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) take this a stage further with a larger battery that can be recharged using the vehicle’s gasoline-powered motor. Typical PHEVs can drive between 20 and 40 kilometres on the electric motor alone, enough for many people’s daily needs. Electrical vehicles with extended range can drive between 40 and 80 kilometres on electric power alone – and then keep going, thanks to a gasoline-powered generator. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are powered solely by electric motors and are charged by Blair Qualey plugging them into a standard household outlet. They have a range of 100 to 200 kilometres and have zero pollution. Using energy efficient systems can also put money back into drivers’ pockets. Studies show the annual cost of running a car would drop from $1,600 for a gasoline-powered vehicle to $1,000 or less for a plug-in hybrid and to just $400 for a battery-powered electric vehicle. We’ve been working hard to get inefficient vehicles off the road, to make sure more cars and trucks on B.C. roads meet today’s standards. That’s why B.C.’s new car dealers

GUEST COLUMN

have endorsed the SCRAP-IT program, which has already taken more than 30,000 older vehicles from B.C. roads, leading to a cut of 200,000 tons in greenhouse gases. New SCRAP-IT incentives were recently announced for consumers who scrap their 1995 or older vehicle and replace it with one that is 2004 or newer. They include cash incentives and dealer discounts of up to $1,250, based on the amount of carbon dioxide reduction achieved. Other incentive options include TransLink and West Coast Express passes worth up to $1,359, $750 in car-sharing or ride-sharing credits, or a $500 discount off the cost of a new bicycle. We are also delighted to support the new, $7.5-million Clean energy vehicle (CEV) Incentive Program, which we helped launch, along with the B.C. Ministry of Environment and LiveSmart B.C. Launched Dec. 1, it will see consumers save up to $5,000 off the pre-tax price of a new CEV. We’ve been working with car and truck manufacturers to attract new CEVs to B.C. and the new incentive program is an important step, aimed at encouraging vehicle manufacturers to choose B.C. when they develop and deploy new energy technology. There are already 12 different vehicles made by eight different manufacturers that qualify for the CEV incentives and more are being developed. Visit www.cevforbc.ca for detailed information on vehicles that are eligible for incentives, and at which level. Blair Qualey is president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C.


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B13

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Business

Grow gives back

PHOTO SUBMITTED

John Willis (left) and Charlene Smart (right), of Grow, present Anna Lee of the Salvation Army food bank with contributions for the Christmas food hampers.

Morning Star Staff

A local organization is getting into the holiday giving spirit. Members of Grow, a Vernon-based business referral group, came together in December to help stock the Vernon Salvation Army food bank’s shelves with food and money. “As local business owners, we feel very connected to our community,” said John Willis, Grow spokesperson. “Supporting those in need is such a rewarding experience. We hope to continue this tradition for years to come.” Grow meets every second Wednesday at The Pantry in Vernon. The organization is always looking for new members to expand its group of professionals. For more information, visit www.growvernonbc.com.

Support our students with scholarships and bursaries

Call us at 1-888-650-6968 or visit www.okanagancollegefoundation.ca

Derry dials up Top 100 award Morning Star Staff

Bonnie Derry, CEO of Vernon-based Info-Tel, was named by Profit: Your Guide to Business Success magazine as the 27th most successful woman in the publication’s 13th annual ranking of Canada’s top 100 female entrepreneurs. This year marks Derry’s seventh consecutive appearance on the list, and as CEO of the telephone directory company, she oversees a staff of 35, with annual revenues of $7.8 million. She is ranked third among female entrepreneurs in B.C. Derry bought the failing telephone directory publishing business in 1996, and by using research to redefine geographical regions based on relevant demographic and psychographic data, the company delivered improved services for consumer and advertiser alike. The company’s online services, including its recent mobile applications, meet the information-at-your-fingertips demands of onthe-go consumers. The magazine ranks Canada’s female entrepreneurs using a composite score reflecting the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, according to Ian Portsmouth, editor-in-chief. “This is a diverse group of entrepreneurs united by their passion, dynamism and smarts,” he said. Added Derry: “It’s an honour to be recognized, but quite frankly, our company’s success rests firmly on the shoulders of dedicated and talented employees who understand our clients and markets. I’m very proud of them and what we do for our advertisers and consumer audiences.”

Guaranteed lifetime income as early as age 55. All the growth potential of the market. Your income is protected from market downturns. For more information, call Jodi

Koenig today! 250-542-5500 • fax 250-542-0044 #202 - 2540 53rd Avenue, Vernon Email: jodi@summitfinancial.bc.ca www.summitfinancial.bc.ca

Paid for in part by

Any amount that is allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contractholder and may increase or decrease in value. Exceeding the withdrawal thresholds may have a negative impact on future income payments.The lifetime income becomes available on January 1st of the year the annuitant or the younger of the annuitant and the Joint Life (if applicable) turns age 55. Other conditions may apply. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company is the issuer of the Manulife GIF Select insurance contract which offers the IncomePlus Series and the guarantor of any guarantee provisions therein. Manulife, Manulife Investments, the Manulife Investments For Your Future logo, GIF Select IncomePlus and the Block Design are trademarks of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and are used by it, and by its affiliates under license.

ARTHUR MOLA PHOTO

Ian Portsmouth (left), editor of Profit magazine, presents Bonnie Derry, CEO of Vernonbased Info-tel, with an award at the publication’s recent Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs banquet in Toronto.

Stocking the HR Toolkit Morning Star Staff

In a recent local survey, nearly 30 per cent of businesses indicated that human resources (HR) is one of the most pressing issues they struggle with in their business. To help this, Community Futures North Okanagan is offering an HR Toolkit program designed to aid small business and non-profits in implementing quality human resource management practices. The workshop will run over the course of three Wednesdays, starting Jan. 18. “Poor human

resource planning can have long term effects. These can include unmotivated employees and higher staff turnover, and can put businesses at a disadvantage in the marketplace,” said Leigha Horsfield, business services co-ordinator at Community Futures. The Toolkit sessions are practical and immediately applicable to the workplace. Some of the topics include: HR management and leadership assessments, workplace health and safety initiatives, performance management and recognition, employee hiring, retention, replace-

ment and succession, compensation issues and opportunities, and the development of an HR policy manual. Businesses will gain an understanding of how to actually put theory into action and will discover solutions for specific HR issues. For more information, contact the Community Futures office at 250-545-2215 ext 200, or visit www. futuresbc.com.

3108 - 33rd Street, Vernon (next to OK Tire)

Need someone to believe in you?

250-545-5258

Check out our Rates!!

Community Futures provides business loans.

* Tax-Free Savings Account: Manulife Bank

1.75%

Flexible options are available to help you start, build and sustain your business.

* Investment Savings Account: Manulife Bank

1.75%

* Guaranteed Investment CerƟĮcates: As of: December 22, 2011

1.90% % 3 YR – 2.20 % 5 YR – 2.60

Call us today.

1 YR –

*rates subject to change without noƟce

Photo by Digital Dean

Financial support and sound business advice … we believe in your future!

Talk to us about: Life Insurance and Estate Planning

3105 - 33rd Street in Downtown Vernon 250-545-2215 ext 249 • info@futuresbc.com www.futuresbc.com

www.fraserĮnancial.com

Growing communities one idea at a time.


B14 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

Our one hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LegoÂŽ bricks Classes cover exciting themes like Space, Inventions, Natural Disasters and Famous Buildings.

We Learn, We Build, We Play with... LEGOÂŽ Bricks LEGOÂŽ is a registered trademark of the LEGOÂŽ Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs

*After School Classes *Birthday Parties *In-School Field Trips *Preschool Classes *Day Camps *Kidz Night Out

The Grizzwells

www.vernonmorningstar.com

Comics

GRAND OPENING January 7 11am-4pm of our new

CREATIVITY CENTRE 107 - 2411 Hwy 6, Vernon 250.558.5437

250-546-0630

www.bricks4kidz.com Karen Peters - Director

Born Loser

Boxing Day

KNOCKOUTS! This boxing day, avoid the insane lineups and find your deals from the comfort of home.

That’s a smart fight.

Soup to Nutz

STORES s FLYERS s DEALS COUPONS s BROCHURES s CATALOGUES CONTESTS s PRODUCTS

Save time, save money.

Frank and Ernest

Visit our other Black Press sites

,WWDNHV PXVFOHV WRIROG XSWKLV QHZVSDSHU

'RQŇ‹WWDNH\RXUPXVFOHV IRUJUDQWHG2YHU &DQDGLDQVZLWKPXVFXODU G\VWURSK\WDNHWKHPYHU\ VHULRXVO\ /HDUQPRUHDWPXVFOHFD

Moderately Confused

Bridge by Phillip Alder ‘TIS THE SEASON TO ENJOY BRIDGE I hope all of my readers have a very happy holiday season. And here is this year’s Christmas Competition. For questions 1 through 4, please ignore the given East and West hands. They will be different when I give the answers on Jan. 28. (The winners will be announced on March 24.) 1. What is the correct line of play in (a) six hearts and (b) seven hearts after West leads the spade king? 2. What are your recommended uncontested auctions when (a) South is the dealer and (b) North is the dealer? 3. (a) You hold the North hand. South opens one diamond. What would you

bid? (b) If you respond one heart, there are two secondary questions. South rebids one spade. (i) What would you do now? (ii) How do you envision the auction continuing? 4. You hold the North hand. South opens one club. What would you respond? 5. You hold the West hand. (Ignore East’s hand.) With neither side vulnerable, East opens one spade and South passes. What would you respond? 6. You hold the East hand. (Ignore West’s hand.) With neither side vulnerable, West opens two spades, showing a decent six-card suit and 5 to 9 high-card points. After North passes, what would you do? Mail your entry to Phillip Alder, c/o Universal

Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106 to arrive by Jan. 25. Or email it from my website, www.phillipalderbridge. com. Click on the Contact button. Please take as read all the usual disclaimers, and remember that this is primarily for fun.


The Morning Star Saturday, December 24, 2011 www.vernonmorningstar.com

www.vernonmorningstar.com Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B15 B15

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.550.7900 fax 250.558.3468 email classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals and Others

MorningStar

The

INDEX IN BRIEF WORD/DISPLAY ADS Call our experienced advertising department for competitive rates on display classified ads. 550-7900

OBITUARIES Display ad - $12.60 per column inch IN MEMORIAM Display 1 column by 3” $25.67 2 column by 3” $51.35

CELEBRATIONS Happy Birthday. Happy Anniversary. $12.60 per column inch (with or without photo)

BOX SERVICE CHARGE $11.85 if replies are picked up, $22.50 if replies are mailed.

Classified Advertising

Phone: 550-7900 Fax: 558-3468 CLASSIFIEDS@VERNONMORNINGSTAR.COM

HOURS

Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm

Morning Star / Daily

4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon, BC

ON THE WEB:

AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. bcclassified.com cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form what-soever, particularly by a photographic or off set process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries

Adele Schipfel Adele Schipfel was born July 16, 1925 in Sichow, Poland and passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the North Okanagan Hospice House. She was the matriarch of the whole family and is survived by all twelve children in the Schipfel family. She will be lovingly remembered by her four siblings, her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Adele loved to entertain, cook, bake and grow a lovely Àower garden. She also instilled a love of music in all her family. Memorial donations may be made to North Okanagan Hospice House or to Heritage Square for the purchase of a new piano. She possessed a deep faith in Christ and is now re-united with her loving husband J.C. (Curt) Schipfel and others who have gone before her into heaven’s glory. Bethel Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Details to follow.

Information

In Memoriam

CLASSIFIED WORD AD DEADLINES Monday - 5pm for Wednesday Wednesday - 5pm for Friday Friday -12:00 for Sunday

SWF 50 out of the dating scene for 24 years, searching for N/S, N/D male who likes comedy, football, snuggling, music, staying at home more than gallivanting to all the Meat Markets on Friday Night. Who’s in control of his own sexual awareness and isn’t completely consumed by it. Likes to help cook, flea markets, the arts, local hockey, etc. No restrictions on your age, weight, hair, income, relatives, kids, or spiritual foundation. Those that need NOT reply are married men, religious fanatics & cops. Reply to Box #5, Vernon Morning Star,4407-25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5

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 Lost: Keys on a ring, lost downtown Super Store of Village Green Mall. Call (250)379-2437 mornings ask for Gary. REWARD

With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Johanna Keding at the age of 89 years on the evening of December 20, 2011, at Vernon, B.C.. Johanna was born on February 16, 1922 in Streczyn, Poland. She emigrated to Canada in 1949, where she met and married her husband Edward in 1950. They lived throughout western Canada until ¿nally settling in Vernon in 1974. Johanna is survived by her loving husband Edward, her children Betty, Edwin, and Martin, grandchildren Alexander, Nicholas, Timothy, Christopher, Daniel, and Andrew, her sister Ella, and her brother Reinhold. She is predeceased by her sisters Adelgunde and Lina.

Arrangements are in the care of Bethel Funeral Home 250-542-1187.

Andy Waughman March 28, 1959 - December 25, 2009

We miss you so much each day And love you with all our hearts Love, Lesley, Karley, Jobie, mum Sue and family xxxx

Oma Alberta Ainsworth 16 September 1915 20 December 2011

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com In Memoriam Gifts

In Memoriam Gifts

You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society

To donate In Memory or In Honour: online: www.cancer.ca or call: 250.542.0770 or mail to: #104 - 3402 27th Ave Vernon, BC V1T 1S1 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt. Name of the person being remembered. Name & address to send card to. Let’s Make Cancer History

Lost L army green Burton jacket, Dec 19, Lavington rink, reward offered. 250-503-1324 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.

KEDING, Johanna

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Bethel Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

In Memoriam In Memory

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

Personals

Obituaries

CNIB

The family of Oma said their final farewell to “Mom” after a long and healthy 96 years of life. Mom was the youngest of 11 children. She met our father, Charlie, and married at 21, raised 9 children, and owned and operated several restaurants (Top Hat, White Spot) in Calgary. Mom also worked as head of the kitchen at Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital in Calgary. They moved to B.C. when they retired, living in Lumby, Victoria and Salmon Arm. Mom’s final 10 years were spent in Lumby. Oma leaves behind her children George-ann (Hank), Donald (Shirley), Douglas, Clifford (Adele), Judith (Robert), Janice (Collin), Sherry (Fred), Charles Jr. (Donna) and Oma-Jean Theresa (Dan); 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Mom was a true angel who touched the hearts of everyone she met. Her memory will be cherished forever. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2012.

After 75 years of continuous service the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is still here today because we’re needed... but we’ll be here tomorrow ONLY if you care. Please give when our canvasser calls.

The Canadian Institute for the Blind B.C. - Yukon Division

Obituaries

Obituaries

KNAPPER, Agnes Frances It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes Frances Knapper on December 20, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 90 years. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

By shopping local you support local people. CARRIOU, Raymonde Juliette It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Raymonde Juliette Carriou on December 18, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 86 years. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

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. Brother to Joanne & Roberta 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.


B16 www.vernonmorningstar.com B16 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

Saturday, December 24, 2011 The Morning Star www.vernonmorningstar.com

Announcements

Employment

Employment

Employment

Lost & Found

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Vernon & District Animal Care Society Lost & Found Cat Registry

#1333 - “Stan” - Black, white bib/on chin/paws/tum., sht. hair, sht. tail, n.male, tattoo. 30th Ave., VSS area, East Hill. Reward. #1334 - “Jumunji” - Black, med. hair, long tail, slim, older, n.male. 38th St.,/Hawthorne Lane, nr. Charlie’s Store. Reward. #1335 - “Mogly” - Black, faint brown stripes, white on tum., sht. hair, small n.male, tattoo. L & A Rd., and Cools Rd. Reward. #1336 - “Leona” - Siamese, choc. point, blue eyes, sht. hair, slim, young (8 mths) sp. female. Okanagan Landing Rd., nr. Ellison Elem. School & Landing Plaza. Reward. #1338 - “Feebee” - Dark charcoal grey tabby, sht. hair, small, older, sp. female, collar with name tag & bell, tattoo. Old Kamloops Rd. nr Goose Lake Rd. Reward. #1339 - “Pyro” - Orange tabby, white paws & tum, long hair, smallmale. Missing from 25th Ave., nr. VSS, East Hill, but he could be anywhere. Reward.

FOUND: #1331 - Black, gold eyes, sht. hair, small female. Alexis Park Drive nr. Race track. Nov. 28/11. #1337 - Grey/brown/black tabby, white bib/legs/tum., very short tail, sht. hair. Mountain View Ave., off Hwy. 6, Lumby. Early Dec./11.

Please phone Margaret at

250-542-3980

about any lost or found cat. You may remain anonymous.

small ads, BIG

deals!

the classifieds 250-550-7900 Children Childcare Available HOUSE OF DWARFS Daycare Openings in the 3-5year old program, and openings in the Before and After School Care Program. We drop off and pick up at all Vernon District Schools. For information please call, 250-542-3736. Mon. - Fri. 6:30am - 6:00pm YouTube House of Dwarves for a virtual tour

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

Maintenance Supervisor / Planner 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

Turn surplus ‘stuff’ into extra cash. the classifieds

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

Finance it

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 //////////

Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. EXPERIENCED Class 1 HWY AB/BC. Apply with References/Professional Driver’s Abstract: 780-474-9325 (Fax); sokilsafety@telus.net

2500+/MO TO START

$

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

//////////

Childcare Available

Classifieds 550-7900 Childcare Available

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.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Extreme Professional Driver Training

VERNON and KELOWNA Class 1 - 4 Driver Training Air Brake Course Forklift, Advanced Highway & Aggregate Courses

250-545-5002 Kelowna

250-869-1891

www.extremeprodriver.com

Help Wanted

250-550-7900

Employment opportunity part time positions.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Applicants must be 19 or older.

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

Help Wanted

Cards of T hanks Happy Occasions 1 column X 3 inch

(Shift Work - includes nights and weekends) 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

1 column X 3 inch

$37.80 + HST =

$25.67 2 column X 3 inch $45.85 + HST =

$42.34

2 column X 3 inch $75.60 + HST =

$51.35

$37.80 + HST =

$42.34

2 column X 3 inch

$75.60 + HST =

$84.67

$84.67

Call the Classified Dept. 250-550-7900 or email: classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com

Coming Events

Coming Events

Coming Events

Chillin’ With Cheesecake

250-542-9856 or Fax: 250-542-9257

chillinwithcheesecake@yahoo.ca

our “Adults Only” Flavours: Party Platters, TryGrand Marnier, Strawberry any or all Daiquiri, Lime Margarita, Kahlua, Irish Creme flavours!

Wishing All A Happy Holiday Season! Pre-Order for New Year’s Celebrations!

Morning MorningStar Star

The The

Holiday Holiday Deadlines Deadlines

DURING DURINGTHE THEHOLIDAYS, HOLIDAYS,OUR OURDEADLINES DEADLINESWILL WILLBE BEAS ASFOLLOWS: FOLLOWS:

Wed. Wed.Dec. Dec.21 21stst

Fri. Fri.Dec. Dec.23 23rdrd

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: NOON NOONMON. MON.DEC. DEC.19 19

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: NOON NOONWED. WED.DEC. DEC.21 21

Sat. Sun.Dec. Dec.24 25thth

Wed. Wed.Dec. Dec.28 28thth

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: 3PM 3PMWED. WED.DEC. DEC.21 21

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: NOON NOONFRI. FRI.DEC. DEC.23 23

Sun. Sun.Jan. Jan.11stst

Wed. Wed.Jan. Jan.44thth

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: NOON NOONTHUR. THUR.DEC. DEC.29 29

Display Display&&Classifi Classifieded DEADLINE: DEADLINE: NOON NOONFRI. FRI.DEC. DEC.30 30

EDITION EDITION

SPECIAL SPECIAL EDITION EDITION

Vernon

Help Wanted

1 column X 3 inch $22.92 + HST =

250-542-3980 LOST:

In Memory

EDITION EDITION

EDITION EDITION

EDITION EDITION

EDITION EDITION

Our Ouroffi office cewill willbe beclosed closedon onMon. Mon.Dec. Dec.26 26 &&we will also be closed on Mon. Jan. 2 we will also be closed on Mon. Jan. 2 Please Pleasenote notethat thatthere therewill willbe beno noMorning MorningStar StarDaily Daily edition on Tues. Dec. 27. edition on Tues. Dec. 27. 4407 4407- -25th 25thAve., Ave.,Vernon Vernon 250.545.3322 250.545.3322www.vernonmorningstar.com www.vernonmorningstar.com


The Morning Star Saturday, December 24, 2011 www.vernonmorningstar.com

Employment

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Help Wanted

Alternative Health

Handypersons

Pets

HHDI RECRUITING 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.

Mountain Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

Rent it

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

Art/Music/Dancing

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.

New instrument for 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 teaches flute, guitar, saxophone: Or, want to join a nonauditioned choir? 542-3228 or flautist33@yahoo.com

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Financial Services

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Reilief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens

Home Care/Support

Estate Administrators, at 250-545-2136 to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Michalcheon CA, CIRP

Moving & Storage ALLSWELL DELIVERY Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service. Truck, Dolly, Ramp, Driver. Affordable Solutions. Call Scott (250)306-0133 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Backruptcy 220-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6

Photography / Video

Classifieds We’ve got you covered! 550-7900

Roadmap to Better Digital Photography

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

Trades, Technical 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: horizon climatecontrols@shawbiz.ca or fax to (250) 398-9099.

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

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

Welding 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 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.

Livestock

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

Volunteers

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868

Volunteers

Volunteers

volunteervernon.ca or 250-545-0585 Ext. 239 Located in the NOEES Office 3201-30 Street

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

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

Boxing Week Sale TuesdayFriday at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Merchandise for Sale

Firewood/Fuel

Misc. for Sale

Sporting Goods

Natural gas stove/heater, Pedestal cast iron style, $200. Blaze King pedestal wood stove $300. (250)309-3763

Firewood Pine: drycut, split & stacked to 16” length, shortbox p/u $70, longbox p/u $85. Dry, We load. You haul. (250)5456461

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

Recliner, inversion chair, massage & heat. Brand new! $450. obo Lg. kerosene heater $50. (778)475-1452

Real Estate

Furniture 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

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. A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

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

Firewood for sale, cut to length, split and delivered $150/cord or $100 truckload. (250)308-4661 lv msg.

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

Livestock

Livestock

TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale

FIRST TIME BUYERS

Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com 250-549-7258

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties

Learn it

I want to buy enough coins to set up at coin shows. Todd 250-864-3521 Private. Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 WE will Pay 6.5x for silver coins. Can., US. Also buying gold. 778-932-2316

Sporting Goods

www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent A MUST SEE

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

610/month.

$

Boxing Week Sale TuesdayFriday at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

250-542-7723

Sporting Goods

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

PROPERTY NOT SELLING?

Duties

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.*

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025

250-260-0110 Financial Services

K ey:  y o u and agency d etermine times s

Comment

Kalamalka Caring Klowns

 Caring Clown

Visit hospital, care homes, events



Mackie House

 Housekeeper

Dust/vacuum/cleaning with partner



Whitevalley Seniors

 Nordic Walking Instructor Adjust poles and give instruction

Gateby Care Home

 Group Activities Assist.

Assist staff with activity programs



 One to One Visiting

Spend time with individual resident



 Other positions

Outings/Walking Partners



 Fundraising Assistant

Contact businesses to obtain funds



 Thrift Store

Clerk/sorter



Kindale Development

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

Merchandise for Sale

FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

December 20, 2011

Required Positions

BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

Merchandise for Sale

Pets Bichon Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923

W o uld y ou like to help y o ur community? He e re are some Volunteer O pportunities Non-Profit Organization

Bichon Shih Tzu X Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, quiet dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-5177579

Firewood/Fuel

V e rnon and D i strict V o lunteer B u reau T he H earts and Hands C ommunity Network

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER

Firearms

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Computer Services

Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions

www.vernonmorningstar.com Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B17 B17

Mon/Wed/ Fri -9-12

Financial Services

(Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

695.00

250-260-1162

Best location for Great living


B18 www.vernonmorningstar.com B18 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

Saturday, December 24, 2011 The Morning Star www.vernonmorningstar.com

HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN

You Belong

HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory

QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.

TUB TO SHOWER • CUSTOM SHOWERS • TUBS VANITIES • COUNTERTOPS • SINKS • FAUCETS • TOILETS ACCESSORIES • TILING • DESIGN • PACKAGES

BADA BATHROOMS.COM

250.308.6230

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

TIM 250-307-8772 LICENSED AND INSURED

Quality Work Guaranteed

Honest Renovations

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

220th 0thh A Anniversary i RENOVATIONS & & ADDITIONS ADDITIONS RENOVATIONS “I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave� “We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave� “We Recommend Him To You�

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

FREE ESTIMATES • Call Dave

250-558-7653 250-558-7653

250-550-7900 LANDSCAPING

GOT LEAVES? LEAVES?

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

s"ATH 2EMODELS s$ECKS s$RYWALL

s+ITCHEN 2EMODELS s0AINTING s0LUMBING

Canadian Home Builders Association kelowna.handymanconnection.com Now serving all the North Okanagan including Armstrong, Licensed, Bonded & Insured Enderby, Lumby, Falkland, Lavington, Coldstream, BX & Oyama

250-545-3130 | 1-800-88-HANDY

DAVIES DRYWALL CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663

All Your DRYWALLING Needs Drywalling, Taping, Spraying, Dropped Ceilings, Steel Stud Framing NO HST Call Attila: 250-546-6282

A-Z Renovations • Renos • Repairs • Home Projects • Kitchen • Bathroom • Electrical • Plumbing • Carpentry • 25 Yrs Exp

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

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435 You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900

Call Robert

250-309-4802

BUSINESS DIRECTORY QUESTIONS?

PAINTING

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

549-0115

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

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

250-550-7900

308-9783 549-5140

WATER PURIFICATION

ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

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

309-9287

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

WINDOWS & DOORS

+3PMLF"DDPVOUJOH4FSWJDFT

“For all your window and door needs GOVERNMENT GRANTS

+PEJ3PMLF

Nu-Look Homeworks

550-4535

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

BOOKKEEPING

#PPLLFFQJOH*ODPNF5BY4FSWJDF 2VJDLt3FMJBCMFt"DDVSBUF 'SFFQJDLVQEFMJWFSZJOUIF 3PECIALIZINGIN3MALL (SFBUFS7FSOPOBSFB "USINESSES

250.306.2313

Morgan@547-6646

250-550-7900

250-540-5054

DRYWALL

s"ASEMENT &INISHING s4ILE7ORK s-UCH-ORE

EXPEREINCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

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

- WE CANwindow DO IT!� $70 per

Quality Professional Installations See us at our new location

NEW 2001 43rd St Vernon, B.C.V1T 6K7

BETA

Electrical Services Ltd

• Residential •Commercial

AV IMMEADILIAABLE

TELY!

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

TIM FITZGERALD 260-1320/938-0638

SNOW REMOVAL SNOW SHOVELLING & LIGHT PLOWING SERVICES

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Reasonable Rates. Seniors Discount. Free Estimates. Call Doug

250-503-6870

TWO OLD GUYS with a HOE Hoe and Bobcat Services

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

Tom

or

Bob

~ Commercial ~

(250) 379-2076 or (250) 308-0386


The Morning Star Saturday, December 24, 2011 www.vernonmorningstar.com

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS

Bachelor and 1 Bdrm Apartment … in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each floor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977

1 bedroom 600.00 Quiet, good living person, no parties, drugs or pets! Hydro not incl. Call 250-558-5020 Apartment for Rent

Discover the Secret!

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

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites

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

Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Centre Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available

URBAN POINTE

1bdrm apt, excellent location, D/T, bus route, avail Jan 1 $650/mo. (250)275-3137 1bdrm, East Hill avail Jan 1 hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. Also Bachelor suite. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1-bdrm, newly reno’d close to downtown, n/s, n/p, Avail Jan 1. $650. + util. 250-306-0482 1BRM, 800sqft, in north bx, very quiet and private full kitchen, tile floor, in-floor heat, large deck, lake view, undersuite parking. small pets welcome 795.00/month + util. Avail Feb 1st. or sooner 250542-8004. 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. Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm ground level,off street prkg. Avail now. 250-317-1333

1 and 2 BDRM Suites starting at $750. www.urbanpointecondos.com • Renovated, modern, centrally located building • F/S/DW/AC and in-suite laundry • Elevator, wheel chair accessible • Onsite Resident Manager • Family Oriented, Seniors Welcome Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Ask about our rental incentives

Call 250-307-5522

The CLIFFS 2 Bedroom Suites from

$

980 / month

Rare 1 Bdrm Suite for

$

850 / month

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

250-542-1701

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

For more information call

250-542-8989

Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1&2bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

www.vernonmorningstar.com Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star B19 B19

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

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. 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 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 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.

On Site MANAGERS 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773

Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • OVERHEAD DOOR - 2038’ • $1400 PER MONTH GROSS CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

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 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.

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. 3bd, 2 bath, 1300 sq. ft. Alexis Park area, 5-appl, fenced yard. $900.+util. 250-545-8048 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

Mobile Homes & Pads

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

250-549-2770

2bdrm mobile, $650/mo. In Lumby or 5th Wheel $500/mo 250-309-6361, 250-547-6362

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

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 EAST Hill 3 bedroom renovated house, 2 full baths, garage, ac, deck, Feb 1st $1300/mo 542-4437 Furnished 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Ok Lakeshore, 5-appl, dock, ns, np, $1199 + util, Oct 1- May 31. (250)558-5045 Lumby 2.5bdrm, gas heating, close to schools, $950/mo. Call 250-547-2238

RENOVATED 2 bdrm,1 bath. Desirable East Hill. Fenced yard. S. $1000.00 + UTL. 250540-0606.

Commercial Solutions

Each office independently owned and operated

FOR RENT OR LEASE HOUSES • APARTMENTS • DUPLEXES • SUITES • TOWNHOMES CONDOMINIUMS • COMMERCIAL • ADULT COMMUNITIES For more details call our office or visit:

www.globalwestcommercial.com FREE Rental List @ 5603 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC

Transportation

Motels,Hotels

Suites, Upper

Scrap Car Removal

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.

1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

Office/Retail

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, upstairs, large home, n/s, pets ok, shared laundry, 1.5 bath, Armstrong area. $1100/mo +util. Avail Jan 1 (250)307-4919 EastHill clean 3bdrm, upper level of house, avail Jan 1, incl 1 bath, 5 appls., digital cable, lrge deck, shared fenced backyard, n/s, n/p, $1050 +60% util. 250-558-0764 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

Business Opportunity Brand new fully equipped Spa with Pedi-chair, Massage Table and Manicure Centre located close to downtown. Reasonable monthly rent includes utilities. Good opportunity for someone with existing clientele. Send resume to Box 15, c/o the Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5. Available to open January 2012.

Shared Accommodation

Townhouses

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, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $650/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657 1bdrm, lrge, new basement suite, above ground, n/s, n/p, cable incl. $700/mo 250-3071656 cell or 778-475-4145 1bdrm, newly reno’d, util/int & TV incl. shared laundry n/s,n/p Jan 1st. $750. (250)558-5055 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564. 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

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

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

Houseboats

clixel.ca

1095

250-309-2436 Lakefront 2bdrm townhouse, avail for rent immed, pets ok $1400 +util, (250) 540-2580

Transportation

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

Auto Financing

Adult Escorts 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

Celebrations

Fix it

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.

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

Cars - Domestic

Call Pat 250-308-0938

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 2bdrm $800 + 75% util, upper n/p, n/s, Evenings, or anytime Thurs & Sun (250)308-2929

info@globalwestcommercial.com

t: 250 • 503 • 3477

Rentals

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

2-bdrm house in North BX, $750/mo + util, Avail Dec 1 (250)545-1780

2bdrm, 1.5 bath suite, NS, NP, $850/mo. includes most utilities. 250-542-1210 2bdrm $850. Spacious Bachelor $550. Quiet area, util.incl. avail now/Jan1. 778-475-2707 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

Enderby, Hillside Apartments, 1bdrm, walk to downtown. $500./m incl. util. Call Alex @ 250-545-3813

Rentals

Trucks & Vans

2007 Pontiac Wave, blue, auto, 59,000 kls, exc. cond., sunroof, fully loaded, theft immob, asking $9000 obo, no dealer fees, phone 250-545-7594

Happy Thoughts

Happy 70th Birthday Bill!

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

Trucks & Vans

2006 Chevy 2500 HD Crewcab Longbox

Love Judith & Family

Happy Birthday Mom & Jen!

6 speed Allison, air, Ɵlt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, AM/FM/CD, HD tow package, new Ɵres DURAMAX

DIESEL

23,500

$

TESKO AUTO SALES

8037 GREENHOW RD, VERNON (BESIDE ATLANTIS WATERSLIDES)

250.545.5394

www.teskovernon.com

DL #10160

Love the Family


B20 Saturday, December 24, 2011 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

STARTS 8A M

LIMITED QUANTITIES 51” 51

60 60”

PLASMA

LED

- 1080p 10880 - 600Hz

$

QUEEN SLEIGH BED

NIGHT STAND

- Full HD 1080p - LED HDTV

$

499

OVER-THE-RANGE MICROWAVE

'VSOJUVSF .BUUSFTTFT "QQMJBODFT &MFDUSPOJDT

499

$

1699

$

199

$

299

CHAIRSIDE TABLE

RECLINER

$

599

SOLID WOOD t4UPSBHF %SBXFS

STAINLESS STEEL

$

$

79

SWIVEL STOOLS

$

199

3PC KING SIZE UNIT EURO-TOP SUPER MATTRESS CAPACITY DRYER 5.9cu.ft

with Backrest *When Bought as Pair

- 1080p - 600Hz

$

299

32” LED

599

$

$

179

499

SWIVEL CHAIR

with STORAGE OTTOMAN

POCKET COIL

Each Stool*

$

$

377

$

99

$

277

5PC TABLE & CHAIRS

$

999

$

Y”

N’T “WE DO

U BU HELP YO SELL - WE

JANE SMITH65 38 26954 NADA

SERVING

WESTERN

CA

$

899

499

BUNK BED

$

$

349

299

399

$

899

$

599

30” ELECTRIC RANGE $

349

$

Each Piece*

1199

$

199

vmsn111225  

Vernon Morning Star December 24, 2011