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News Enderby mourns loss of firefighter ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A newlywed. An outdoorsman. Always smiling. And a great firefighter who wanted to make battling blazes a full-time profession. Tributes are pouring in for Enderby volunteer firefighter Dan Botkin, 25, killed Thursday morning on duty. Botkin, a six-year member of the local department, and recently named the depar t ment’s training officer and captain, was among 14 firefighters controlling a fire that broke out at around 4 a.m. at Sperlich Log Construction in the 200-block of Brickyard Road in Enderby. The firefighters had been on the scene for just over an hour and appeared to be in the mop-up stage when an explosion in a shed attached to the building occurred. Botkin was close to the blast and it took his life. “Dan was hard-working, always had a smile on his face,� said Enderby fire chief Kevin Alstad. “He was willing to do just about anything you’d ask him to do. As a person, you couldn’t find a better guy. “We have lost a valuable member who was volunteering his time to make our community safer, and he has given his life doing it.� Married in October, Botkin was planning to go to Fort St. John in January to get more experience firefighting. “He talked in the last while of expanding to the point where he could get on full-time at a hall,� said Enderby deputy chief Travis Horsman, fighting back tears. “He was going to work for a company there firefighting on the rigs. He was hoping to be able to take that time and study up and take his courses.� The fatality is believed to be the first in the Enderby department’s history. The last firefighter killed on the job in B.C. was in

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Enderby fire chief Kevin Alstad speaks to the media about the tragic loss of one of their firefighters, Daniel Botkin (left), in a Thursday morning explosion, while deputy chief Travis Horsman grieves the loss.

“We have lost a valuable member who was volunteering his time to make our community safer.� — Kevin Alstad 2004. Another Enderby volunteer was injured after the blast. He was treated on-scene and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. “This tragic death has affected all of our personnel,� said Alstad. “I’m very proud of my men who were on the scene. Even though we suffered a tragic loss, we will continue to do the job we have been trained for, and will continue to put the fires out.�

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Enderby Mayor Howie Cyr, a former RCMP officer, said the city will make sure the needs of Botkin’s family, and the needs of the fire department members and their families, will be met in the aftermath of the tragedy. “I know from experience when you go out and answer that call in the middle of the night you hope to return to your family,� said Cyr. “We will commit our city resources to do whatever we can so that all of the needs are met. We are dedicated to that end.� The cause of the fire and subsequent explosion have not been determined. The fire commissioner’s officer, coroner and WorkSafe B.C. are investigating the incident. Premier Christy Clark was saddened to hear of Botkin’s death on-duty. “This is a heartbreaking day for his family, his community, and indeed all firefighters throughout the province,� said Clark, Thursday.

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Police pursue more resources ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Ve r n o n - N o r t h Okanagan RCMP Supt. Reg Burgess was very happy with the 2011 statistics for his detachments. The numbers show that Criminal Code offences were down 7.5 per cent in each quarter in the detachment, which beat the national average. And there was a 31 per cent improvement in impaired driving enforcement over the first half of the year, thanks in part to the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program. While happy with the numbers, Burgess believes things could be even better in the region if he had more resources. “We’d hoped to have an increase in resources in 2011, but with the tough economic times, we didn’t,” said Burgess. The detachment has an agreement with the City of Vernon to bill for 50 healthy bodies, and at that level, the Mounties have been successful in reducing crime and calls for service. It has also allowed Burgess to do some proactive things like maintaining a school liaison officer and a highly popular two-unit foot

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Supt. Reg Burgess believes expanded staff resources would help reduce criminal statistics further. patrol in the downtown core. “If I had a wish list, I’d like a few more resources dedicated to municipal traffic,” said Burgess. “A second school liaison officer would be a huge benefit to the community, and if I had another person to dedicate to crime reduction initiatives, I believe we could push our statistics even better. But we’re doing well with what we have.” Highlights in 2011 included knocking the crime rate down, targeting prolific offenders and major projects such as a street-level undercover drug operation in the summer that resulted in 21 street-level dealers being arrested. There was also plenty of success in shutting

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down marijuana grow operations, and that will continue to be a focus in 2012. Other top priorities for the new year will remain the same as 2011. “The top three were crime reduction, communication and road safety,” said Burgess. “There’s still work to be done in all of those areas, but they’re still our top three.” There’s also one other item outstanding for the local detachment: solving the murder of Taylor Van Diest. The Armstrong teen was found badly injured from an attack Halloween night near a bush area by the Rosedale Avenue railway tracks, and died in Kelowna hospital later that evening. Police have been searching for a suspect ever since, devoting more than 40 officers to the case, and came up with DNA that matched a man involved in a 2005 sexual assault in Kelowna. Police just don’t know who the man is. “We’re still working very hard on this, it’s one of the most massive investigations in the history of the North Okanagan,” said Burgess. “We feel the pressure, both internally and externally. Any type of a whodunnit is a priority, and the guys are working extremely hard on this case.”


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After years of lobbying, ground-breaking work has begun at the corner of Glencaird Street and Lumby is still patiently waiting a decision that Norris Avenue for a 46-bed care facility. The buildcould make or break the village, depending on who ing will not only give aging residents the option of you talk to. possibly staying in Lumby, but it is anticipated to The provincial government has once again stated bring work to town. that a decision is looming on which “They should be up and running Okanagan community will be getby 2012 and they’re looking at 50 to ting a correctional facility – Lumby, 60 jobs,� said Acton, of the inSiteSummerland, the Penticton Indian managed facility. Band and the Osoyoos Indian Band More jobs are hoped to come out are all pursuing the prison bid. of another project Lumby is workWhile some outspoken residents, ing on. and councillors, are not in favour of Working with the Splatsin First a prison in their town, mayor Kevin Nation, Lumby has applied to the — Kevin Acton Acton is confident that Lumby could province for 20,000 cubic metres of gain significant benefits. community forest up Trinity Valley “That’s why we went after the correctional facil- Road. The goal is to expand the area in future ity in the first place,� said Acton, of a boost to the years. tax base and possibly getting the province to pay for When it comes to timber, Acton says: “they’re infrastructure and water out to the industrial park. not just two-by-fours and two-by-sixes. Pretty “If the services are already there, other compa- much anything you can make out of oil you can nies can afford to come in.� make out of trees.� But Acton is mindful that some aren’t so keen to Therefore the village is investigating alternative see a prison be built in the area. uses of wood that can be produced locally. “I’m not saying that the community wants it but “We’re trying to get some of that fiber to stay the taxpayers for the Village of Lumby voted that in our area because all of this timber that is going they wanted it,� he said of the referendum where 56 through town used to stop and get processed here per cent of Lumby residents voted yes to the pros- in town.� pect of a prison, while 66 per cent of outlying Area Lumby also has some recreational improveD residents voted no. ments on tap. Putting the prison issue aside while a decision Retiling to the outdoor pool and other upgrades is awaited, for now Acton is focusing on other are hoped to provide a permanent fix to the ongolocal projects that will give the region an economic ing maintenance problems. boost. The region is also considering some other major All he has to do is look across the street from the recreational upgrades, but that would force a five village office to see such work in progress. per cent tax hike on residents. Morning Star Staff

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Kelowna International Airport has been a busy place during the holiday season, with many passengers coming to Vernon and the North Okanagan.

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K e l o w n a International Airport officials say the annual rush of passengers moving through its terminal over the holidays has, so far, been smooth sailing. Airport spokesperson Janelle Hynes said a combination of the airport’s peak holiday travel plan and excellent weather conditions resulted in smooth operations at the airport over Christmas as an estimated 50,000 people passed through the airport between Dec. 15 and 25. The total is twice the normal amount for a regular 10-day period during the year. Another 50,000 passengers are expected to pass through the terminal by Jan. 7. “It’s difficult for any facility to prepare for that kind of an increase over a two-week period,” said Hynes, but, she added, with a plan such as the one the airport

uses to handle peak travel periods, life is a whole lot easier. Exact numbers will not be known until early in January, but December could break the monthly record of 126,513 passengers who used the airport in December 2010. Despite the increased numbers, lineups have been kept to a minimum and even at security, normally a choke point for most airports, people have been moved through quickly. Meanwhile, work has started on the first phase of the latest expansion

of the airport, the international arrivals area. With more flights to and from the U.S. and Mexico coming on line all the time — the latest being direct flights eight months of the year to Las Vegas — Hynes said a bigger international arrivals area is needed. As part of the airport’s drive to increase the number of passengers it handles per year to 1.6 million, several other areas of the operation are also to be expanded over the next few years. In addition to domestic flights to larger cen-

tres like Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, as well as smaller Canadian cities, Kelowna’s airport also now has direct flights to Seattle and seasonal flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Los Cabos. Hynes said other routes are constantly being looked at and a Kelowna-San Francisco route is currently being considered. K e l o w n a International is the 10 busiest in Canada and handles 1.2 million passengers per year.

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Thoughts for a new year

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ave you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Me neither. What’s the big rush? And what’s the connection between New Year’s and resolutions? Unless you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stop procrastinating, why not wait until Labour Day to make the resolution? Not Labour Day of next year — Labour Day 2013. I’ve never had much luck with New Year’s resolutions. Since I always end up breaking them, I decided one year to make reverse resolutions. I resolved to gain weight and exercise less, hoping Jim Mullen that I would break those resolutions the way I had broken all the others. Wouldn’t you know it, they turned out to be the two resolutions I had no problem keeping. I not only gained weight and stopped exercising, I started smoking and stopped bathing. Everybody likes to think big on New Year’s: “This is the year I’ll stop drinking.” “This is the year I’ll stop smoking.” “This is the year I’ll stop betting on horses with the kids’ lunch money.” “This is the year I’ll stop embezzling from widows and orphans.” “This is the year I’ll stop laundering money for the Mexican drug lords.” Suddenly, the smoking and the overeating don’t seem so bad. If you are going to make a resolution, don’t try more than one at a time, and make it something simple: “I won’t ask for extra bacon on my cheeseburgers this year,” or, “I won’t swear in front of the kids at the breakfast table,” or, “I’ll declare only one of the dogs as a dependent on my tax return.” You’ll never stick to your resolution if you bite off more than you can chew. Sure, it’s easy to say you’ll stop stealing other people’s identities

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on Jan. 1, and maybe you will for a week or two. But then you say to yourself, “Maybe I’ll just cut down,” and, before you know it, you’re rummaging through trash cans looking for credit card numbers, and calling people to tell them they’ve won a prize if only they’ll confirm their birthday and social security number. The next thing you know, another New Year’s resolution is down the tubes. It’s easy to see why you might want to make big changes in your life after getting hammered on sparkling wine and sitting through Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest once again. Every year you realize that Seacrest is introducing more and more acts that you have never heard of before. You look at some completely unknown pop star performing a hit song you’ve never heard and wonder, “Who is that?” Then you think, “I have stuff in my freezer that is older than that kid.” Every year you wonder more and more why thousands of people want to stand in Times Square in the freezing cold to watch a ball drop. If the ball went up, well, that would be worth the trip. No, actually, that would be pretty dumb, too. How did that become our New Year’s tradition? Why isn’t going bowling on New Year’s Eve our tradition? Or walking around the house three times backward, or wearing powdered wigs, or going to bed earlier than usual? Every year I think that is going to be my new tradition. It’s getting harder and harder to stay up to welcome the new year. Of course, I get up earlier each year, too. At this rate, someday I’ll come full circle. I’ll go to bed at 5 p.m. and wake up at midnight. Actually, that may be my new resolution Jim Mullen’s new book, Now in Paperback, is now in paperback. You can reach him at jimmullenbooks.com.

It’s increasingly obvious that the provincial government isn’t concerned about ongoing turmoil in the Lumby area. If if was, a decision would have been made months ago on where a proposed Okanagan correctional facility will be located. But instead, the government continues to indicate that a decision is looming. One never comes even though interested communities presented their proposals back in the spring. For the residents of Lumby and the surrounding rural area, this means the bitter divisions that erupted earlier in the year remain. Friends and family members have taken sides on whether a prison will provide a much-needed economic boost or if it will draw criminals and create a negative image for the town. November’s civic election was a clear example of how the prison continues to dominate debate over and above any other issue in the community. If Lumby doesn’t get the jail, the process of mending relationships will be simplified, but if the village does rise to the top and lands the facility, the situation could become tense again as individuals on both sides consider ways to proceed. But predicting the outcome isn’t as important as having one. If Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond and Premier Christy Clark are actually serious about the well being of communities and putting families first, then one of the first acts of 2012 must be a decision on a correctional facility. The residents of Lumby deserve far more respect than they have received to date.


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n Sept. 1, I was the recipient of a hit-and-run. It has been a long struggle regaining my ability to function on a daily basis. I want to thank several people who were so gracious and helpful at my time of need. First, thanks to Robbie Smith, the only witness to stop, and a young gentleman who helped pick me up off the road. Secondly many thanks to the ambulance attendants, who were so patient and considerate. You are truly angels. Thank you so much. Next, I would like to thank Dr. Bell and his OR staff at Vernon Jubilee who put my wrist back together. Great work.

Thanks so much. Finally I want to send a special thanks to my physiotherapist Pam, who has spent countless hours with me. You are truly an inspiration to

APPRECIATE IT Wow. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Alf Soros and the Okanagan Landing Volunteer Fire Department for the fantastic Halloween fireworks display. I'm not sure if the healthy state of our loonie got your more bang for you buck this year, but I would have to rate this year's fireworks as the best one your department has ever shown. I'm not sure if most of the people watching know where the $4,000 to $5,000 comes from to put on such a display, but I do, and that makes me doubly more appreciative for this event. The money is donated by the part-time professional members (volunteers) from the $14 an hour practice pay that is allotted members each Tuesday night and all of the other times they engage in training exercises. The OKLVFD has for its entire history voted unanimously each year to donate 100 per cent of members' practice pay for the year back into its non-profit association. It is from this money that the OKLVFD funds scholarships for Vernon grads and donations to a wide variety of charities throughout the year, including the Diabetes Foundation and the B.C. Burn Fund, and, of course, the Halloween fireworks display. That practice pay is part of the annual operating budget that is provided by the City of Vernon taxpayers. Because the Landing hall is manned entirely by volunteers, however, Vernon taxpayers are saved an annual expense of close to $1 million. And the added benefit is that these volunteers

your profession, for those of us who require your patience and dedication. Last, but not least, I want to thank my family and friends who have been so supportive.

donate a sizable portion of their annual budget directly back into the community. In essence, Okanagan Landing residents subsidize the rest of Vernon by paying the same cost for fire protection by having a volunteer fire hall. So the next time you are driving around town and spot the distinctive licence plate of an OKLVFD member (or any other local volunteer fire department member, as most operate in a similar manner), give a thumbs-up for the great service they provide. If you're really feeling the spirit, a thank you note to your local volunteer fire hall on a Tuesday evening would also let these fine people know that their donations to our community are very much appreciated. As for me, I can hardly wait to see what next year's fireworks will be like. Dan Dueck LICENCE TO RANT The recent rant by Glenn Mitchell reminds me of another licence renewal cash grab by the province. I have been in the past a licenced security guard. Unlike the renewal of drivers licences which must be done every five years, security guards must renew their licence every year at a cost of $60. That's every year. I am certain that a security guards licence does not cost any more, and probably less, than that of a drivers licence to produce. So over a five year period, if the licence costs $10 to produce, then a security guard would pay $250 over and above the cost of production.

Especially my best friend, Bob. Without him I would have spent months running around in my pajamas. Not a pretty sight. To the driver of the white car that hit me, I cannot thank you. I only hope that the next time you get behind the wheel of your car, you will ensure your eyes are on the road and your mind on your driving. It would likely be very beneficial if you would go for a bike ride along the roadways in this city and experience the real thing. Maybe then you would be more aware of cyclist and how your thoughtlessness on that day changed my life. Jean Tharp

Security guards don't earn much and yet are forced to pay this amount. I don't think I would be out of line in saying that all licences issued by the province are probably over priced. What do you think it costs the province to produce a fishing or hunting licence? Maybe the auditor general should look at all licences issued by the government. Michael Georgetti LABOUR DISPUTE I take exception to Bill Turanski's use of the phrase "teachers' strike" in his recent letter to the editor. He ought to know better. The teachers are not on strike. They are working full-time doing what they're supposed to be doing, teaching. Yes, they are working to rule, i.e. not participating in those volunteer activities which are above and beyond the terms of their collective agreement. Also Mr. Turanski states that none of the CUPE staff can be pressed into service because of their collective agreement and that is as it should be. The problem is that during the last 10 years, collective agreements have been so disrespected that bargaining has become more like bullying on the part of government. If Mr. Turanski is feeling heat over the cancellation of recess, then the message is probably getting to the right place. The teachers didn't cancel recess, Mr. Turanski and the outgoing board did. Howard Brown

POTTERY ROAD I don't know what they call it. Patching, I guess. Or, what a mess, I guess. It's worse than before. A. Taylor FULL SERVICE HELP Yes please, I would love to have the gas stations give back our full-service bays. I am not disabled but I do have trouble twisting my gas cap off my car. Arlene Higgins

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and Area B. The proposed sports complex at Okanagan College is another local feature Garlick sees benefitting the entire region. “Everybody from the young playing football and hopefully track and field to a cardiac clinic...and working with Sovereign Lake to make Vernon a year-round training destination for cross-country.” A timeline for a referendum to borrow up to $7.8 million for the facility still has to be determined at the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee. On the commercial development end of things, work is underway ironing out some of the details for the Trintec development on Highway 6 (next to the Regional District of North Okanagan office). The development has been on the books for years as the owners try to attract an anchor tenant for the commercial complex. “We want something unique,” said Garlick, of Coldstream’s vision for a shopping centre that does not include any major tenant such as Wal-Mart. “If we just create something that already exists, it’s not going to work.” Coldstream is also open to development in the proposed town centre on Kalamalka Road, surrounding the municipal office and Coldstream Elementary. Although there are no concrete plans yet, a vision has been cre-

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management is being drawn up to better protect local water sources from contamination. “They can’t tell us to keep our water standards up here if they don’t give us the tools to do it,” said Garlick, of the legislation that Coldstream officials insist they’ve been pressuring the provincial government for even before the 2010 incident. Coldstream’s mayor is confident the court case will wrap up in 2012, but he is cautious it will impact ongoing budget discussions. Money was set aside in previous years for legal costs, but there may be a need to replenish reserves. Other factors being considered in determining a tax increase are: increased policing costs, a one per cent B.C. Transit increase (for the new transit facility on 25th Avenue), borrowing $1.3 million for the new mechanics shop and public works yard (a tax increase of $22.64 for the average home) and the potential impact of a CUPE agreement. “We don’t want anything too extreme,” said Garlick of a possible tax hike, while also noting that Coldstream has one of the lowest tax rates per capita in B.C. Two potential budget impacts, whether for this year or future years, include setting up a fund to address drainage issues in Coldstream (of note is Coldstream Estates), a liquid waste management plan (which will compare the costs of Coldstream having its own treatment plant) and looking at phase two of the agricultural plan.

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Vipers’ netminder Danny Todosychuk looks back as the puck crosses the goal line in B.C. Hockey League action Thursday night at the Shaw Centre. Vernon defenceman Brett Corkey (No. 3) tries to tie up the SilverBacks’ Graham McBain in front of the net.

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One Vernon Viper hockey team went away for Christmas. A different one came back. After enduring a discouraging four-week spell in the B.C. Hockey League, the Snakes appeared to regain a little bit of their mojo, heading into the break with a pair of much-needed wins over the Trail Smoke Eaters and upstart Chilliwack Chiefs. The Salmon Arm SilverBacks caught the Vipers still in holiday mode Thursday night, cruising to a 7-4 win in front of 1,425 fans at the Shaw Centre (formerly Sunwave Centre). The two teams tangled again Friday night at Wesbild Centre. “From our goaltender out we’ve got to be better,” said Vipers’ head coach Jason Williamson, who spent part of his holiday scouting the annual Mac’s Midget AAA tourney in Calgary. “We were standing around a lot and we just didn’t have that usual spark in our game. We couldn’t stem the tide and we couldn’t get a save when we needed a save and it just snowballed on us.” Vernon stormed the ‘Backs early, racking up a 3-1 lead, however the hosts replied later in the frame to tie the game before the intermission. Ben Gamache, with his fifth goal, got a stick on Dylan Walchuk’s point shot to open the scoring at 2:37. Vernon scoring leader Mike Zalewski (18th goal, 41st point) made it 2-0 on a one-timer that beat netminder Kurt Williams blocker side during a powerplay. Adam Tambellini set up the play after he circled behind the net. Aaron Hadley drew the other

assist at 7:00. “It’s really nice to beat your hometown, especially Just 27 second later, the Vipers got caught after you’ve grown up watching them play,” said scrambling in their zone and defenceman Bennett Gillies. “It’s different, but I like it.” Hambrook, who played a handful of games with Coupled with a pair of 3-2 overtime wins against Vernon at the beginning of last season, made them Vernon in late November, the SilverBacks have won pay with his second goal of the year. three straight against the Snakes and lead the season “We turned the puck over at our blueline and series 3-2. Gillies missed both OT wins recovering that’s why it ended up in the back of our net,” said from a shoulder injury. He returned to the lineup in Williamson. mid-December. “We started well and then just thought it was “It’s terrible to watch from the stands,” said going to be easy. We just didn’t have Gillies, whose brother, Chris, plays a lot of jam.” with the KIJHL North Okanagan Darren Nowick (22nd) Knights. restored the two-goal Williamson pulled starter Kirby cushion on Vernon’s secHalcrow after the second period. The ond straight powerplay, Grouard, Alta. product allowed six redirecting a slick slap goals on 20 shots. Danny Todosychuk pass from d-man Brett gave up one goal on 11 shots in 20 — Jason Williamson minutes of relief work. Corkey midway through the first. “Some (goals against) were blaVernon went 2-for-4 on the man advantage, while tant turnovers, but at the same time, when you need the Gorillas went 1-for-4. a save you need a save,” said Williamson. Singles by first star Brendan Kennedy, with his Tambellini rounded out Vernon’s attack early first of the season, and Kody Dhaliwal, with his in the third period, using his quick release to beat ninth, rounded out the first-period offence. Williams (24 saves) point blank. Colton Sparrow and The Vipers, fifth in the Interior Conference at Marc Hetnik earned the assists. 16-13-1-2, collapsed in the second period and were “A guy like that, any time he gets some time and outshot 13-5 (31-28 overall). Goals by second star space in the slot, he’s gonna make the goalie pay,” Morgan Zulinick (15th), Brett Knowles (10th, pow- said Williamson of Tambellini. erplay) and Alex Gillies (4th) made it five unanThe Vipers visit the first-place Penticton Vees swered for the SilverBacks. (30-3-0-2), winners of 18 straight games, Wednesday Gillies, a 16-year-old Vernon product, relishes night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. They host Salmon Arm’s encounters with Vernon. the Victoria Grizzlies (17-18) Friday at Wesbild.

“We started well and then just thought it was going to be easy.”

Vernon’s Curtis Lazar netted a goal and an assist as Team Pacific iced Team West 5-2 to open the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge Thursday in Tecumseh, Ont. Lazar, who plays with the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings and is captain of Team Pacific, assisted on Morgan Klimchuk’s (Calgary/ Regina, WHL) powerplay insurance goal with 28 seconds left in the second period. He added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver/Kootenay, WHL) scored twice to lead the Pacific offence. Macoy Erkamps (Ladner/Lethbridge, WHL) added a single. Nicholas Zajac (Headingley, Man./ Saskatoon, WHL) and Remi Laurencelle (Winnipeg Major Midget) handled Team West’s scoring. Eric Comrie (Edmonton/Tri-City, WHL) recorded 12 saves for the win, while Austin Lotz (St. Adolphe, Man./Everett, WHL) was busy in making 34 stops for the West. Pacific met the Czech Republic Friday night, followed by a Saturday-afternoon tilt with Russia, both in LaSalle, Ont. They end their Group B schedule against the U.S. Monday in Tecumseh. In other Thursday action, Quebec shaded Atlantic 3-2, Ontario hammered Germany 5-0 and the U.S. blitzed the Czechs 5-1. Russia blanked the U.S. Friday afternoon. Playoffs begin Tuesday, with the bronze- and gold-medal games scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (PT) respectively Wednesday in Windsor, Ont.


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Top prospects on tap KEVIN PARNELL Black Press Sports

Several players hitting the ice with their national teams in the 2012 World Junior Hockey Tournament will be in Kelowna in about a month, including a Russian star who could be the first Russian to be selected first overall in the NHL Entry Draft since Alexander Ovechkin. The top 40 NHL draft eligible players will converge on Kelowna Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 for the CHL/ NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game. Russia’s Nail Yakupov, who plays for the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting, is among those players that will be in town. Considered a potential first overall pick, Yakupov is one of eight players playing in the World Junior Tournament that will also be in the Top Prospects Game. “He’s a dynamic player who plays with offensive energy,” NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr said on NHL.com. “He wants the puck and loves to score.” Yakupov’s explosive skill is just a sampling of what will be on display for Okanagan hockey fans when the Kelowna Rockets host the Top Prospects game at Prospera Place. The two-day event will bring a wealth of talent to Kelowna, including a pair of hometown favourites in Rockets’ captain Colton Sissons and offensive defenceman Damon Severson. “I think this is going to be a real treat for our fans because you are never going to see all 40 of the best draft-eligible players playing against each other,” said Gavin Hamilton, the Rockets vicepresident of business development. “When we bid

on this game our thought process was that this would be an exciting event for our fans to be able to see.” Team Canada players include Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts) and Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips). Other World Junior includes Czech players Radek Faksa, Tomas Hyka and Martin Frk, as well as Olli Maatta of Finland and Russia’s Mikhail Grigorenko. Murray is the top-ranked WHL skater while Russia’s Grigorenko is the highest rated skater in the QMJHL, meaning the top player in each of the three CHL member leagues will be in Kelowna. “It’s going to be an excellent showcase of players that are the next generation of NHL stars,” said Hamilton. Historically, the Top Prospects Game has been held in an NHL city, making the Kelowna event one of the first times the game has been held outside of a traditional NHL market. Hamilton says more than 250 NHL scouts, general managers and owners have already confirmed attendance at the game as they look to build their respective prospect lists ahead of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, June 22-23 in Pittsburgh. The Top Prospects Game began with teams coached by Don Cherry and Bobby Orr but has expanded in recent years to include several wellknown ex NHLers as coaches. The event begins with a skills competition on Jan. 31 and concludes the next night with what has traditionally been a hotly contested hockey game. Tickets for the game can be ordered online at www.selectyourtickets.com.

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The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers had the lead but couldn’t maintain it as they fell 3-1 to the South Delta Storm in their final round-robin game of the 31st annual Richmond International Midget Tournament Thursday afternoon. The Vipers, who finished tied for fourth in the Yzerman Division at 2-2, opened the scoring midway through the second period on a goal by Curtis Sexsmith, assisted by Cody Hendrickson. Meanwhile, the Vernon Batter Chargers played in Friday night’s AA final of the Ridge Meadows Juvenile Rep Tournament in Maple Ridge. The Chargers slammed Langley 7-1 Thursday night to advance. They used a pair of goals each from Aaron Campeau and Clay Ricketts to secure the win. Cliff High, Ryan Dubetz and Lynden Enger also scored. Austin Lewarne added three assists. Meanwhile the Okanagan Major Midget Rockets went 1-2-1 in round-robin play at the Mac’ Midget AAA Tournament in Calgary. After falling 9-1 to the Prince Albert Mintos Thursday, Okanagan ended pool play with a 5-5 draw against the Calgary Buffaloes Friday morning. Vernon’s Harlan Orr recorded the Rockets’ lone

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Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo found herself in a logjam of rinks tied for third place after the roundrobin portion of the B.C. Junior Women’s Curling Championships Friday in Victoria. Kyllo joined two other teams at 4-3 (Kamloops’ Corryn Brown and Prince George’s Falon Burkitt), requiring Friday afternoon tiebreakers. Kyllo first went up against Brown, with the winner heading right back on the ice to meet Burkitt. The winner of that advanced to face Chilliwack’s Stephanie Prinse, who finished second at 5-2, in a Saturday-morning semifinal.

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goal against Prince Albert, assisted by Parker Bowles and Brett Mennear, both of Kelowna. Mat Lambert (2), Mac Ferner, and Colton Thibault, all from Vernon, drew assists in the draw. Harrison Whitlock, another Vernon product, recorded 26 saves.

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light came in an oldtimers soccer game hink we can top 2011 sports fans? Going to be tough after the Vipers when I scored top shelf in the first half and then went in goal for the second half won another BCHL title and lost and somehow guessed and dove to my in the national Royal Bank Cup, the left to stop super sniper Joe Jameson of Bruins finally won another Stanley Cup Kelowna on a penalty kick. Will never over the Canucks and Jon (Bones) Jones happen again. became the newest UFC superstar. Spending time coaching my sons in Oh, and the B.C. Lions claimed the hockey and soccer was far more precious 99th Grey Cup on home turf, turning and I dread the day those sweet times classy quarterback Travis Lulay into a come to a close. household name. Sadly, the alumni dinAnyway, here is my 20th ner scrap between 70-someannual wish list for the New things Angelo Mosca and Joe Year, things I’d like to see hapKapp ended up getting more pen in 2012... media coverage in the U.S. ■ Dave Bolland of the than the actual game. Blackhawks and Colby The Green Bay Packers Armstrong of the Maple Leafs took the XLV (you do the co-host Saturday Night Live. math) Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers jerseys quickly out■ Lindsey Vonn hook selling Brett Favre uniforms. up with Team Canada track Kevin Mitchell physiotherapist Bob Powls on As for fabulous quotes from 2011, let’s go to Steve E-Harmony. Rushin of SI.com, who penned: “It was ■ Vernon’s Chris Baryla find success impossible to think of houses and arrests in Monday PGA qualifiers. and baseball in 2011 without recall■ D-men Geoff Crisfield and ing the man who entered and occupied Turner Lawson score in the same game the Chicago residence of Ken Williams for the Vipers. while the White Sox GM was away. The ■ Ben Lovejoy of the Penguins find intruder, as the police report took special peace and harmony. glee in noting, defrosted a lobster. Police ■ Crime reporter Roger Knox win entered with drawn guns. Or at least the Lotto Max. drawn butter.” ■ LeBron James and the Miami Rory McIlroy, 22, won golf ’s U.S. Heat lose in round one of the playoffs. Open by eight strokes, and fell head■ Jonathan Toews befriend Jeff over-heels for the top-ranked women’s Finger on Facebook. tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki. To ■ Tom Kowal referee an NHL playshow his affection, McIlroy gave her a lob off game. wedge whose head – but not, alas, whose ■ Jeff Parker caddy for Anna heel – was engraved with the couple’s Rawson. self-styled nickname: Wozzilroy. ■ My mom take at least one point Then there was Darren Clarke, who off my dad in a set of tennis. hoisted a Guinness in the clubhouse at ■ Charlie Sheen re-join Two And a Royal Sandwich – after his emotional Half Men. victory in the British Open – a fitting ■ Nick Turik buy me an Egg toast to his late wife, Heather. McMuffin. And from Rushin, again: “(Tim) ■ Jannik Hansen outscore Alex Tebow the verb, of course, had nothOvechkin. ing on Tebow the proper noun, as the ■ Colton Yellowhorn of the CHL’s Denver Broncos’ quarterback, and his Allen Americans get a one-game trial fourth-quarter heroics in Tebow Time, with the Columbus Blue Jackets. became Twitter’s eternal Trending Topics, ■ My son Nick, 11.8 years, get the barometer of national buzzwords noticed by the Whitecaps and Oilers. with which Tim Tebow aptly shares ini■ Boxer Manny Pacquiao become tials.” president of the Phillipines. My personal ■ Eric Godard get the call from the sports highDallas Stars.

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FRIDAY JUNIOR A HOCKEY – Vipers vs Victoria Grizzlies, 7 p.m., Wesbild Centre.

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■ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins win the Calder Trophy. ■ The Oilers earn the No. 1 pick in the entry draft...again (sigh). ■ The WBC, WBA, IBC and UFC merge with HBO, ESPN, A&W and KFC. ■ Odie Lowe teach me how to score more goals on Tuesday nights. ■ Former Viper radio broadcaster Shawn Scott propose to Rene Malowany at Sir Winston’s Pub. ■ Supermodel Brooklyn Decker marry former Canadian national soccer coach Ian Bridge. ■ Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole of TSN and actor Jonah Hill host Monday Night Football. ■ Sidney Crosby and Luke Juha of the Vipers get clean bills of health. ■ Joey Votto bat .400 for the Reds. ■ Mark Ferner’s Everett Silvertips finish ahead of the Seattle Thunderbirds. ■ My son Max, 15.4 years, score the winner from the point in the Midget Super League final. ■ Justin Bieber play one shift for the Toronto Marlies and then scrap Michael Bublé of the Chicago Wolves. ■ Dave (Spider) Specht snap his scoring slump. ■ The Hanson Brothers crash Jody Lambert’s Winter Carnival Pee Wee hockey dance pre-party. ■ Connor and Kellen Jones share the Hobey Baker award. ■ Janelle Smithson sing the national anthem at one of her brother Jerred’s games in Nashville. ■ Darin Mundy and Bernie Cole each get two minutes for hooking, holding or slashing. ■ My daughter Kristi, 23.4 years, start hanging out with the Oilers again...so I can at least get one of Jordan Eberle’s sticks. ■ The Canucks win the Stanley Cup. ■ Jose Bautista hit a Joe Carter-like home run and the Blue Jays win the World Series. ■ Heart, April Wine, Tom Cochrane and Prism play the Vernon speedway. ■ Don Cherry interview Shonn Greene, Daryl Strawberry, the waitresses from the No. 5 Orange and the cast of The Colour Purple.

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Vernon’s Diane Schuetze canned 20 points as the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack fell 64-46 to the No. 4-ranked Carleton Ravens of Ottawa to open the Concordia-Reebok Invitational Women’s Basketball Tournament Thursday in Montreal. Jen Ju (4th year, guard, Vancouver) had 14 points and Taiysa Worsfold (1st year, guard, Kamloops) chipped in with seven. TRU head coach Scott Reeves felt his team played better in the second half. They were out rebounded 54-37 in the contest. The WolfPack faced the New Brunswick Varsity Reds Friday. The Reds dropped their opening game 77-56 to the host Concordia Stingers. Other scores from the opening day saw the McGill Redmen fall 60-44 to the Memorial SeaHawks of Newfoundland, and the Alberta Golden Pandas dump the Western Mustangs of Ontario 74-67.


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nother new year is upon us and another opportunity to make life sweeter and better. Whether we are part of the many who construct New Year’s resolutions or philistines who do not believe in this practice, I think it is a time where we reflect on the past and plan changes we hope will give us a more satisfactory way to live. Pat Black Christmas can be a most trying time for many. Stresses and strains from past Christmas’s create emotional storms that never dissipate. Expectations that are not met and disappointments in the responses of loved ones seem to be magnified in the hustle and bustle of this commercial competition. The peace and love that we dimly remember and want to experience at this time of year are often just written words on a Christmas card. This year especially brought to mind the utter loneliness that so many seniors experience when they have no one to share Christmas Eve or Christmas morning with. After all those years of preparing so many Christmas Eves, wrapping presents, building toys for the kids, mak-

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ing sure cookies and milk for Santa are out and the stockings hung up and finally going to bed exhausted but so satisfied, we are alone and wondering what happened, how it all went by so quickly and wishing we could see those same kids around the tree on Christmas morning just once again. Trying to keep old Christmas traditions alive can also be frustrating and sometimes foolish. Creating new traditions can be fun and sometimes a lot easier. My granddaughter suggested eggs benedict as an alternative to an old family tradition of a very rich and filling “wife saver” and that may become our new tradition. And speaking of new traditions, my family voted this year’s Christmas dinner the best ever. Served by our friend Lisa and cooked to perfection, we dined on a standing rib roast of beef, and lobster with Yorkshire pudding injected with a dollop of cream cheese plus veggies and salads. This was truly the best feast ever and turkey may be out of the picture as a family tradition for us after this experience. Who says you can’t start new traditions? Looking at the past year I want to give thanks for what this community offered to me and other seniors. A special thanks to all the members of the former Vernon City Council who were always available to listen, to take on seniors’ issues and to

invite and engage seniors in many areas including standing committees to make recommendations to Council. We welcome the new City Council members and hope they will step up to the bar already set by their predecessors I also want to thank all the community groups that offer so many opportunities to seniors to improve their quality of life. The community kitchens and community gardens, the multiple exercise classes that cater to every elder person’s abilities and needs. Thanks also to the support groups that are there when needed for those with arthritis, heart and stroke conditions, cancer, and those experiencing loss and grief, and the many other community groups that exist. They offer comfort, fellowship and hope and are usually free of charge. And what other city offers low-income seniors or those with disabilities the advantage of a 75 per cent discount for pool and recreation services? There are many more opportunities available for seniors in this community and if you have a question, want to locate a particular service or need help with a problem call the Seniors Resource Centre at 250-545-8572. A happy, healthy new year to all and if you have any questions and suggestions for this column you can reach me at 250542-7928 or e-mail blackmail1@telus.net

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EAST AFRICA - I have a balcony seat at a spellbinding show. The stage is a gigantic mud hole, surrounded by thick African jungle, and the performers have been front centre for the last hour. The first to emerge from the wings are a herd of Cape buffalo. They appear as amiable as their domestic kin, but are one of Africa’s most unpredictable and dangerous animals. Next, a wart hog makes his appearance. With his elongated snout, and enormous curved tusks, he looks like an accident of nature and perhaps he is — his awkward torso necessitates going down on his front knees to snack on grass. He roots around, then lifts his head, and sensing danger takes off in a rush, tail held vertical – a comical exit. The next performer is a handsome male waterbuck with ringed horns, accompanied by his family. The females and babies graze placidly until a male elephant strides into the clearing causing a flurry of hasty departures. Here is one of the Big Five animals that I’ve been eagerly waiting to see, and they arrive in tribal numbers. More than 20 big mamas with their baby elephants cluster around the mud hole. Two little chaps, perhaps four to six months old meander off, and a teenage Jumbo mischievously sprays them with water. The mother of one of the little guys flaps her ears at the tormentor and he settles down to grubbing in the soil instead of teasing his juniors. The night is closing in and the temperature has dropped considerably. We are 7,200

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A majestic lion surveys his territory. The giant cats are a common sight in East Africa. feet above sea level here on Mount Kenya and I seek the warmth of my room. At night, I wake to anguished screams, but there’s nothing to be seen in the gloom beyond my balcony. Later, we learn that a cheetah had made short work of a jackal. Our driver-guide steers our Land Rover through rolling grassland picking his way between thorn trees and palm trees with odd shaped Y-branches. Around a bend, a cluster of giraffes wiggle their ears at us, before resuming their breakfast of acacia leaves. A little later a barrel-bodied zebra ambles in front of our vehicle: “African bush “zebracrossing!” quips one of our group. The radio-phone crackles into excited bursts of Swahilii, and our driver-guide hastily heads across the savannah, and edges us through a cluster of vehicles. Showtime! A leopard sits sprawled across a tree

trunk. sLanguid and aloof, head held high she sets the cameras rolling. Her expression says: “I’m ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille!” The days are breathless with activity. A mother cheetah teaches her three cubs to hunt as we look on, and a little later another lone cheetah feasts on her kill – an antelope. This is high drama! She is ringed by vultures and they keep tightening their circle, their murderously sharp talons and beaks just inches away from the carcass. She raises her head and they hastily leap back, but not for long. Eventually she gives up and walks away, and fur and feathers fly as the birds fight over the remains of the animal. And the king of the jungle? Yes, we see him too: the Lion King in all his male glory sitting atop a rocky outcrop surveying his territory. He is one of the only two males that we stumble upon, but we do sight

several lionesses. On one occasion a big cat stalks a group of bushbuck grazing about five hundred yards from our vehicle. We are close enough to see a fly crawling across her nose, but her tawny eyes are so intent on her prey that she ignores us entirely. A group of monkeys set off warning calls and the bushbucks take off at full gallop. You can almost see the lioness shrug resignedly as she turns and disappears into a thicket of bushes. This is the season of the wildebeest migration and from a high vantage point, thousands of animals freckle the Serengeti plains. They are dimwitted creatures, and we pause to watch them attempt a river crossing. The bank is steep and the group make it down a little way; then the leader gets spooked, turns tail and scrambles up the bank…the lot of them panic and follow suit. Eventually one brave (or excessively stupid) wildebeest reaches the water and begins to swim across – emboldened by this, the entire herd thunder down the embankment, and make it safely to the other side. The Serengeti’s moods change with every passing hour – hazy and mysterious at sunrise when we take off on safari, shimmering under a heat haze by mid-day and as we head back to our camp each evening, the tropical sunsets are a spectacular blaze of gold, scarlet and purple. The dusk deepens and then Africa draws her diamante studded cloak of night across the land. Margaret Deefholts is with Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate.


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Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL Regardless of the economic trends of the times, you should be able to put yourself in a better financial position in the year ahead than you’ve been in for some time. However, it will be up to you to check out all possibilities for making additional income.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If your household budget has gotten way off track, there is no better time than now to get it back on course. With a little prudent reorganization, you’ll find a way to get better mileage. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You needn’t worry about sidestepping certain plans that you’ve made if you have accurately evaluated every alternative and found a better direction to move in. Your judgment is pretty good at this point. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Gains from multiple sources are possible, but don’t be disappointed if none are gigantic. Remember, small amounts have a way of adding up into one tidy sum. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You possess the ability to easily manipulate others, but it isn’t likely that you will do so for selfish reasons. Chances are what you ask of them will be for everyone’s good.

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the opponents could have made four spades or five clubs. That will probably be passed out, it being tough for East to sacrifice in five clubs with such a balanced hand and potential defense. (Five clubs doubled goes down two, a good save if four hearts makes.) After West leads the club ace against four hearts, if East encourages with the nine, West will try to cash the club king. Then, declarer should ruff, draw trumps and lead a spade toward dummy’s jack. He makes the contract if West has either the spade king or diamond ace. Here, if West ducks his king, South has no spade loser. And if West wins, declarer loses only one diamond, dummy’s five and seven

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May 2011 Colin Mayes sweeps the polls and is reelected as OkanaganShuswap MP, joining a Conservative majority. Meanwhile the NDP makes history as they form official opposition in Parliament. RCMP divers recover a body inside a red Cadillac from Okanagan Lake. The vehicle appears to have left Westside Road and entered the water north of Bear Creek Provincial Park. The B.C. Nurses Union protests overcrowding at Vernon Jubilee Hospital as the 148 acute care beds are not enough for the 160190 patients the hospital routinely cares for. Demands are made to finish the two shelled in floors in the new patient care tower to help deal with the constant influx of patients. The Vernon and District Women’s Centre is forced to close its doors due to ongoing funding issues. But the services continue to be provided through other agencies and programs. The Vernon Vipers

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W.L. Seaton Grade 12 students jump for joy as they celebrate graduation. lose the Royal Bank Cup championships 2-0 to the Pembroke Lumber Kings in Camrose, missing their opportunity to earn a record seven national championship titles. Despite their recent loss, Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray is presented the Freedom of the City award for his role helping to lead the team to so many victories, garner community pride and help put Vernon on the map. A male victim is shot in the shoulder after trying to flee an attempted robbery outside of the 7-Eleven on 39th Avenue. It was later determined that the suspects and victim knew each other. The B.C. Dragoons

June 2011 The North Okanagan goes Canuck crazy, along with the rest of B.C., decking out their cars, businesses and even lawns in the Vancouver team’s logo as the Stanley Cup playoffs ensue. Coldstream Elementary School marks a new era at the official grand opening of the recently erected building, replacing the circa 1909 school. Canada Post workers go on strike outside the Vernon post office, putting a halt to mail delivery during the

celebrates its 100th anniversary, since the squadron formed in Vernon in 1911. A marble statue was later erected at Kelowna International Airport to commemorate the Dragoons’ history. A Kelowna Rugby team is forced to abandon its school bus as the vehicle catches on fire on Highway 97 near Oyama Road. Min Sidhu is named Woman of the Year by the Vernon Women in Business for her excellence, dedication and inspiration of her personal and professional lives. Search and Rescue teams scour the banks of Cherry Creek in Cherryville for a man who is believed to have

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tinue to search for the 20 year old. A second trial date is scheduled for former Vernon teacher Deborah Ashton, charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student, after her first trial results in a hung jury. A Supreme Court judge, and not a jury, will hear the trial slated to begin Feb. 6, 2012. LongtimePowerhouse Theatre member Sarah “Scotty” McLean is surprised with a presentation of Theatre’s B.C. Eric Hamber Award for her contributions to

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Lake Country residents can get rid of their Christmas tree and help the environment. Christmas trees can be dropped off at Swalwell Park until Jan. 31. “By dropping it off at the convenient chipit location, your tree will then be chipped and composted into GlenGrow,” said Rae Stewart, with the Regional District of Central Okanagan. “This wonderful nutrient-rich soil conditioner is excellent for top dressing your lawn, ideal for use in landscaping, vegetable gardens, and even potting soil.” For more information, go to regionaldistrict.com/recycle or call RDCO at 250-4696250.

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Opening doors Editor’s note: Following is the second in a series on the Inter-Faith Bridging Project, launched in the fall by the Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society. CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

Naseem Chaudhry was pleased to be approached to represent the Vernon Muslim Association for the InterFaith Bridging project. The project was developed by the Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society to rediscover ways that different faiths can unite people and overcome stereotypes. “Nola (Dibski, one of the people involved in planning) taught my grandpa English when he came from Pakistan. I could see that this would be an amazing idea to connect with other faiths,” said Chaudhry, who, with her husband, Khalid Chaudhry, is a member of the Vernon Muslim Association. The association has built the first mosque in the Okanagan with the support of the 40 Muslim families in the area and other Muslim communities in Canada. “Our family was one of the first Muslim families to come to Vernon in 1971,” said Chaudhry, owner of Bollywood Beauty, at The Great Escape Hair Salon in Vernon, and in Kelowna. “It was difficult at first but I did find friends who were accepting. It has been much different for my sons, who are VSS grads and have friends of all backgrounds.” Chaudhry has found that people do not know much about Islam, even though about one billion people from a vast range of races, nationalities and cultures around the world are Muslims. About 18 per cent of Muslims live in what is called the Arab world, while the world’s largest Muslim community is in Indonesia. “Islam is a complete way of life. We are very fortunate that we can practise our religion here. I think that many misconceptions about all religions can be cleared up by the Inter-Faith Bridging project,” she said. Islam, together with Christianity and Judaism, go back to the prophet Abraham, and their three prophets are directly descended from his sons — Muhammad from the elder son, Ishmael, and Moses and Jesus from the younger son, Isaac. “Islam is a religion of peace and forgiveness. Muslims make no division between secular and sacred. The divine law for how

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New arrivals Dec. 13: Born to Jessica Fontaine of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 8 lbs. 11 oz., named Timothy Kent Fontaine. A grandson for Denise and Stuart Fransbergen of Vernon. A great-grandson for Linda and Sheldon Monson of Edmonton, Alta. Dec. 16: Born to Laomey Jansen and Tyler Grinde of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 9 lbs. 5 oz., named Austin Tyler Jansen. A grandson for Helen and John Jansen of Winfield, Diane Grinde of Salmon Arm, Ron Grinde of Penticton. A great-grandson for Jacob and Lorrianne Bosshardt of New Additions Salmon Arm, B.C. Dec. 22: Born to Cody Knechtel and Kayla Penning of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 12 oz., named Mira Tyler Knechtel. A granddaughter for Jesse and Donna Penning of Vernon, B.C., Lori Knechtel of Woodstock, Ont. A great-granddaughter for Margaret Hartwig of Vernon, Joyce Knechtel of Burlington, Ont. Dec. 23: Born to Katelynn Nicholls and Matthew Somerset of Lumby, a boy, 7 lbs. 7 oz., named Tavyn Matthew Somerset. A grandson for Dale and Lisa Nicholls, Jody Somerset, all of Lumby, B.C. A greatgrandson for Bob and Gloria Nicholls. Dec. 27: Born to Mark and Melanie Piorecky of Lumby, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 4 oz., named Oslo Sanford. A brother for Leroy, 2. A grandson for Sanford and Carol Budgen of Vernon, B.C., Stanislav and Bisette Piorecky of Creston, B.C., Anastazia Piorecky of Edmonton, Alta. A greatgrandson for Gordon and the late Betty Butterfield of Vernon, Virginia Budgen of Kelowna, B.C., the late Josef Piorecky of Plzen, Czech Republic. Dec. 28: Born to Kris and Marla Hoover of Armstrong, a boy, 9 lbs. 6 oz., named Owen Michael Adam. A brother for Allison, 3. A grandson for Gordon and Dawn Hoover of Sicamous, B.C., Michael and Marlene Embree of Amherst, N.S. A great-grandson for Alwin and Ruth Ripley of Amherst, N.S., Harriet Hyde of Sicamous, B.C., Adeline Hoover of Prince George, B.C.

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Khalid Chaudhry (left), Pir Mohammad and Shahid Mohammad at mosque which will open soon for Muslims in the area. The Vernon Muslim Association is part of the Inter-Faith Bridging Project to establish friendship and dialogue among people of different faiths. we should live is given in the Qur’an,” said Chaudhry. The Inter-Faith Bridging project has a number of activities planned, including a series of art workshops open to the community in January and February

“Everyone is so happy to be able to share and learn.” — Naseem Chaudhry led by people from different faith communities. They will talk about their faiths and demonstrate customs from their cultures. Chaudhry will show how Muslim women dress traditionally and the meaning of each item of clothing, as well as how henna is used in her culture.

“When we can try different foods, shop at different stores, experience different art and music and learn about different religions and cultures, then we are all richer for that,” she said. “Everyone is so happy to be able to share and learn amongst each other and become friends. Imagine how nice that will be for all of us.” The Inter-Faith Bridging project Round Table Forum takes place Jan 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. discussing creative dialogue between faiths. As Muslims say when they meet one another, “Assalam-ali-kum,” (may peace be upon you). The reply is the same, “Assalam-ali-kum.” For more information about the InterFaith Bridging project and its activities, or to take part in the round table or other aspects of the project, call 250-542-4612 or e-mail eas@shaw.ca.

Promoting positive change The City of Vernon Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Jan. 14-20 aims to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices in the city, generate community-based discussion focused on positive change regarding gambling issues, and create a template for similar events in other communities. The Government of B.C., Ministry of Solicitor General and Public Safety; Gaming Policy and Enforcement Division; BCLA, City of Vernon; Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan; and other community groups believe that positive change at the local level begins with community discussion. People can take part at www.responsiblegamblingweek.ca, on Facebook or attending the symposium.

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easily become. Bus seats all had ashtrays in their backs and even in those war-time days of scarcity they always contained the pitiful and messy remnants of cigarettes. I thought that it would be a good idea to empty the ashtray in front of me. But where to dump it? It was the custom then for most men to wear a hat with a brim and the man in front was wearing one. Aha, I thought, isn’t that just the place ready-made for dumping stuff? So under cover of darkness I proceeded to transfer the contents of the ashtray into the man’s hat brim. Nobody else noticed anything. That is until soon after I had completed the transfer and the man got up to get off the bus. His actions shook his hat and a cloud of ash and cigarette ends cascaded over him and his neighbours. It must have been a good-sized ashtray and I had occupied myself for some time emptying it. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! In the ensuing confusion I assumed the typical pose and expression of one who does not understand what it is all about. This is an instinctive form of self-preservation, but it is unlikely to fool any grown-up! However, as I said before, the bus interior was blacked out and it was a dark wet night. No harm was done, and the bus driver was clearly anxious to get on with

tell them the reason for it and thus possibly provoke another road rage event! Road rage results were avoided! But I am thankful that the driver was really very understanding about it all and realized that there was no malice intended on my part. I can appreciate that it must have been very irritating while driving a doubledecker to have some clown banging on a metal drum a few inches from his head for mile after mile. Since then I have never sat in a front seat of a double-decker. Nor have I drummed my feet. Come to think of it I have very rarely traveled on a doubledecker bus since and have always had a great respect for bus drivers! ■■■ The only other tale vaguely related to events on buses concerns when I was aged about five. It was in England during the Second World War and there were not a lot of buses around and those that were around tended to be rather crowded. Also it was during the blackout and there was an absolute minimum of light shown by and in all vehicles. It was a cold, wet night and I was sat on my father’s knee. Small boys only got seats if there were no adults, especially ladies, standing and on this bus there were no ladies standing, only men. I was rather bored as small boys can

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halted and the engine shut off. I thought that the bus had broken down in the middle of nowhere. How long would it take to get it started again, as in those days nobody had cell phones to summon assistance? Resignedly I settled down to what looked like being a long wait before I got home. But this was not to be! I heard somebody coming up the stairs and turned to face an extremely annoyed bus driver. “Is that you?” he asked me. The next words are a politely paraphrased summary of his remarks. “Are you the idiot who has been banging his feet on the roof of my cabin for the last several miles? You have been annoying me! What do you think you were doing?” It then dawned on me that I had been seated directly above the driver with only a thin metal floor between my feet and his ears. I hurriedly offered my profuse and sincere apologies and promised to stop my foot practice immediately. The driver accepted my apologies and understood when I said that I had been at college since 8:30 that morning and that I just was not thinking. We actually parted on good terms and I sat very still for the rest of the way home. What the lower deck passengers thought about the unscheduled bus stop I do not know and I was not likely to

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Feature Event: The Kalamalka Singers entertain seniors in Vernon

VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:45 a.m., Raina’s Bistro; Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $6. Tables for rent for $10 per spot outside. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more information. ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. (across from Greyhound). Cost is $10, plus lunch of soup, sandwich and coffee for $4. Registration at 9 a.m., crib starts 10 a.m. Everyone welcome, both members and non-members. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 p.m. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

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he Christmas season may be wrapping up, but for members of the Kalamalka Singers, the music never stops. Under the direction of Judi Folk, the singers have been busy with community service by entertaining seniors throughout Vernon. “We do the good old songs that seniors enjoy, all the popular songs of the day,” said Folk, adding that many of the group’s members are also part of the larger group, Molly Boyd’s Vernon Community Singers. The Kalamalka Singers are available to perform Monday evenings for hour-long programs. If you would like to book the group for an evening of songs, please contact Folk at 250-542-1943.

you to join them for an evening of fun, laughter and learning. Meetings at Enderby & District Museum, 901 George St., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. See http://enderbytoastmasters.webs.com/ e-mail enderbytoastmasters@hotmail.com or call Karen at 250-838-9581 or John or Naomi at 250-838-0235. VERNON ARMY CADETS Is in full swing for another fun-filled year and it’s all free! If you’re 12 to 18 years and looking for fun, adventure, challenge, friends and travel, then join us Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Brigadier Murphy Armoury, 1900-29th St., VERNON MONDAY NIGHT TOASTMASTERS Meet every Vernon, for the experience of a lifetime! For more information, call Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. We would love to have you join us. Capt. Blain at 250-547-6403 or leave message at 250-503-1705. Come as a guest and become a new member! Meets in the cafeteria TEACH AND PLAY FOR KIDS Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., of the Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Call Christine Kinakin at Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. For 250-545-1359 or Rob Dickinson at 250-379-2778 for info. more information, call 250-542-7578. THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The first, third, and fifth Monday DRAWING LESSONS AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE For beginof each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. ners, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 542-2877 for info. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. For more inforWOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets on mation contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3.30 p.m. at the Vernon Community ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Shuffleboard Arts Centre, 2704 Highway 6. Experienced carvers come and meet Mondays at 7 p.m. other carvers, share techniques and ideas. New to carving? We’ll THERAPEUTIC BREATHING EXERCISES Presented by Blue help you get started. New members are welcome anytime. Eagle Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthma, emphyTHE VERNON TIMBRETONE CHORUS Meets every Tuesday sema, etc. Classes provide tools for relief, better quality of life and at 7 p.m. at 2400-46th Ave. (NOCLS building). New members VERNON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Meet every Tuesday energy. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at People Place, by welcome. donation only. For more information, please contact Melissa at at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church Hall on Alexis Park Drive. Beginners welcome, no partner required and you don’t have ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADETS Meet every Tuesday at 6:30 blueeagleyoga@yahoo.ca p.m. in Hut B15 at the Vernon Army Cadet Camp. Sea Cadets are to be Scottish! Come check out this social, fun type of dancing. boys and girls from 12 to 18 years of age. Registration fee is $20. For more information call 250-545-2626. Further information is available from the commanding officer at ENDERBY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Enderby Toastmasters invites 250-503-8345. LUMBY ARTISTIC CONNECTIONS Weekly (drop-in) Tuesdays noon to - 4 p.m., at the Lumby Community Centre (2250 Shields Ave.) where you can learn to paint or draw using the medium of your choice; TM www.taoist.org watercolour, oils, acrylics or pencil. First two hours you get instruction for $10, after that it’s free. We have … from Mayor Rob Sawatzky, City Council supplies on hand to get you and City of Vernon Staff started. For more info call: Olena at 250-547-8866. City Calendar NARCOTICS ANON. Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., A Step INFO. VENUE MEETING DATE Ahead, 2800-33rd St., base3105 - 28th St. Vernon ment of Gateway Shelter Patti Bridal, Council Special Meeting of Wednesday, (open to the public, 12 stepCorporate Chambers Committee of the Whole of Jan 4, 2012 meeting). Our 24-hour helOfficer Council - Transit 11:00 am Thursday, January 5, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm pline is at 250-503-3260 or Patti Bridal, Council Committee of the Whole of Monday, Saturday, January 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am 1-866-918-3574. Corporate Chambers Council Jan 9, 2012 ARMSTRONG AND Officer 8:40 am DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB for a schedule of introductory courses visit: Our regular monthly meetPatti Bridal, Council Regular Open Meeting of Monday, www.taoist.org ings are held at 7 p.m. on Corporate Chambers Council Jan 9, 2012 the first Tuesday of each Officer 1:30 pm month in the small room th of the Odd Fellows hall 3400 30 Street, Vernon, B.C. • 250-545-1361 • e-mail: admin@vernon.ca vernon@taoist.org in Armstrong and we welAgendas for Council Meetings are posted on the Internet at come anyone interested in www.vernon.ca/index.php/council/meetings registered charity - #11893 4371 RR0001 becoming a member.

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AN EVENING OF YOGA Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32 Ave., Mondays 6-8 p.m. The evening includes a breathing exercise, beginners yoga (45 mins), meditation with music and vegetarian dinner. Everyone welcome. By donation. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE 50+ are welcome to come out for a fun game of bridge, 3310-37th Ave., Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our newly renovated billiard and shuffleboard room is now open. Enjoy a game Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canasta is Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chair yoga Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., floor curling Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Monday at 7 p.m., Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women only, topic/discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. REBEKAH LODGE meets every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Schubert Centre. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES The Vernon Aerie meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003.

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Maybe you’ve seen him sitting there in the dark wearing those silly, thick-rimmed 3-D glasses, or standing in the line at the concession for some salty, butter flavoured popcorn. A regular fixture at the local cinema, Jason Armstrong has ventured through the dark to find his usual seat on the aisle to watch the latest flick many, many times. He’s repeated this ritual twice a week for the past two decades, and estimates he has viewed at least 2,300 movies in that time. He’s sat through remakes both good (Footloose), bad (Planet of the Apes) and ugly (Piranha 3D), warmed up to all seven Harry Potter films, suffered (his words) through Twilight to Breaking Dawn Part 1, and has probably consumed more popcorn than most of us have in a lifetime. But like most movies, all good things must come to an end. So after 23 years, The Morning Star’s longtime film reviewer is hanging up his pen. Yes, the Aisle Seat, at least on paper, is closing. Whether you agreed with him or strongly disagreed (hello, Twihards!), there’s no doubt that Armstrong has been an invaluable source to the readers, and arts editor, of this newspaper. Armstrong’s decision to leave his longtime Morning Star post comes on his promotion as program director at Vernon radio station Kiss FM, and to spend more time with his family, which includes wife Nicole and children, Christian, 17, Ally, 15, and Hannah, 10. “I have one kid leaving for college, and I don’t want to spend all my free hours at the theatre, I want to spend it with them,” said Armstrong, as his main reason for retiring his column. “Besides, after 23 years it’s time... I know I’m getting crankier. The movies I see now I would have probably given better reviews to 10 years ago, but I’ve become impatient.” Armstrong’s penchant for film started when he was a teenager when he started writing reviews for the Vernon Secondary School paper, the VSS Panther, until graduating in 1987. Armstrong’s interest in radio also started around that time. While in Grade 11, he decided to get into broadcasting and soon after, started taking correspondence courses. He was hired as a weekend announcer at CJIB (now Kiss FM) in 1989, and has worked at the station in various capacities ever since. (On a side note, Armstrong’s recorded voice was also the one people heard when calling the Vernon

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Jason Armstrong, at his regular post inside the booth at local radio station Kiss FM, has retired as The Morning Star’s longtime movie reviewer. Towne Theatre’s movie information line back in the late ‘80s.) In 1988, Armstrong was approached by newspaper publisher Don Kendall about writing a column for the newly-started Morning Star, a two-times weekly community newspaper covering the North Okanagan. “The column was called After Dark and I was covering the night scene in Vernon, while throwing in the occasional bit about a film I’d seen,” said Armstrong, laughing at the irony as there was basically one nightclub in Vernon at that time. “I did it for a year, and then said I preferred doing movies rather than just a capsule thing, and (Kendall) went for it.” The Aisle Seat was born, and the column eventually evolved into two weekly reviews when The Morning Star started publishing three times a week in 1990. “I used to sit at the back of the theatre on the aisle, so that’s how I got the name,” remembers Armstrong, adding he now likes to sit closer to the front especially at the newly renovated Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon. Armstrong also remembers his first full

film review was the very first Naked Gun, although he can’t remember how many stars he gave it. “I think I gave it a good review,” he said. “I am often asked what I gave a movie three years ago, and I just can’t remember.” Ask some readers what Armstrong thought about a film, and they’ll be likely to tell you. His opinion occasionally came with its detractors –– especially from aforementioned Twilight fanatics. Not a fan of the sparkly skinned vampire love story, Armstrong’s review of the second film in the series, New Moon, evoked a few letters to the editor. “I tried to mask disdain with humour, and well it didn’t really work out,” he said. “It’s granted that people are passionate about the movies and their favourite actor or film, so they defend them. If I don’t agree, I’m going to get a reaction and everyone is entitled to their opinion... It comes with the territory. I don’t take it personally, but I have had people come up to me in anger and that’s a bit scary.” Also known for giving his opinion around awards time with his annual Oscar picks,

Armstrong is quick to answer when asked about his favourite film. “Anything by Clint Eastwood. That guy talks directly to me. We often forget about him (as a director) because he was such a great actor. When it comes to the great directors, Scorsese and Spielberg often come up, but if you look at Clint’s films, they are all magnificent. You can tell the actors all love him... I even loved The Bridges of Madison County, which had me as a target in a room full of guys.” With his very last column appearing in today’s Morning Star (see page A31), Armstrong still intends to go to the movies and will talk about them on his Friday afternoon radio program, also called Aisle Seat, on Kiss FM. “I love movies and I love talking about them,” he said. “I certainly could have picked a worse way to spend two decades, and I learned a lot over the years.” Ed note: The Morning Star thanks Jason for all his years of writing about the movies, never missing a deadline, and generally being a great guy to deal with. We wish him well with his future endeavours.

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The year in books

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s we begin a new year, it’s time to take my annual look at the best books published over the past 12 months. This list is in no particular order and is compiled from 11 different sources, including The New York Times, Library Journal, The Globe & Mail and Publishers Weekly. Here’s to a new year of Maureen Curry great reading! FICTION –– The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. When her grandfather dies far from home under mysterious circumstances, Natalia sets off on two life-changing journeys: one across her homeland, the former Yugoslavia, and another into her family’s history, revisiting stories that her grandfather used to tell her. –– 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. In 1984 Tokyo, Aomame leaves a cab to avoid gridlock and finds

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herself in a brave new world, while Tengo labours to polish a manuscript a teenager has submitted to a literary contest. These two stories wind around each other and eventually conjoin in this mind-bending ode to George Orwell’s 1984. –– The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly “Cat’s Table” with an eccentric and unforgettable group of grownups, becomes immersed in their worlds, and experiences a lifechanging adventure. –– The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. This first novel tells the story of a star college shortstop who changes his own life – as well as those of several other campus figures – the day he makes a wild throw and accidentally hits a teammate. No need to be a sports fan to enjoy this novel, which combines the pleasures of an old-fashioned baseball story with a meditation on talent and the limits of ambition.

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Jazz Society

2012 Winter/Spring LINE-UP Jan 14

SABRINA WEEKS & SWING CAT BOUNCE “Nominated for 2011 Maple Blues Award...Swings too!”

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OFFRAMP JAZZ QUINTET “People’s Choice at Pentastic Jazz Festival 2011”

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SHERMAN DOUCETTE’S TANKFUL OF BLUES “Fresh hot Blues & West Coast Swing”

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SCOTT ROBERTSON’S HOT FIVE “New Orleans-style Jazz paired with Swing”

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MELINA MOORE: SOPRANO ON THE LOOSE “The jazzy and sultry sides of this marvelous soprano”

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MIMOSA “Jazz, Sambas, French 60’s Pop, and Cabaret vocals

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ANDREA SUPERSTEIN QUARTET “Smokey Blues and sassy Swing”

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MAH/GOODMAN QUARTET “Modern Jazz steeped in tradition”

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JACLYN GUILLOU “Hip vocals – Swing old & new”

May 19 RON JOHNSTON QUARTET “Jazz of many colours: Swing, Blues, & Latin”

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THE SALMON ARMENIANS “Dynamo R & B, Soul, and Funk band”

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Brad Pitt, as Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, with Jonah Hill, as math genius Peter Brand, have both been nominated for Golden Globes for their performances in Moneyball. Viola Davis, below, is also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as maid Aibileen Clark in The Help. ––The Muppets Guilty pleasure? Probably. But the return of Jim Henson’s beloved pack of furry pals accomplished something very, very special this fall; it attracted a whole new generation of fans to the still-solid humour and delightful simplicity of the Muppets, while catering beautifully to the kids-at-heart who grew up with them. I had a goofy grin pasted on my face from start to finish, and still smile when I think of this flick. –– Hugo Visually, Martin Scorsese’s tale of an orphan living in a Paris train station during the 1930s, had no equal in 2011. None. This is one gorgeous motion picture. –– Bridesmaids Hey, who couldn’t use a good laugh? Bridesmaids, while raunchy and wrong in just SO many ways, provided a whole lot of ‘em. Congratulations ladies, you have a Hangover to call your own. And... that’s it. Thanks again, everyone. And see ya at the movies.

then some. Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, The Help is not only a rich period piece, but a broad, sincere story about black maids and the many trials NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! and tribulations they face. Dr. Dalen Quinton welcomes Though it doesn’t get overly Dr. Genevieve Levesque to the practice. mean in exploring the racial horrors of the deep south, the message is there. And, despite the often light approach of The Help, it’s strong.

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his is the final Aisle Seat column of the year. No big whoop, we’ve been here before. But this one is a little different, and thus, a little more special. This is my final Aisle Seat column in the pages of The Morning Star. When I first started this gig back in the winter of 1988, I had a lot more hair, a lot less waist, and a whole lot of spare hours on the slate. Twenty three years, marriage, three kids, a career, a ton of great memories, a wealth of experience, and about 2,300 movies later (I stopped counting about a Jason Armstrong decade ago on that last one, but the estimate is close), the proverbial plate is awfully full –– full enough that I know it’s time to spend a little less time both at the theatre AND at the keyboard, so I don’t have to constantly re-introduce myself to the family. But that doesn’t mean I won’t miss hacking away at this stuff. Or meeting many of you and talking about one of my great loves –– movies. Special thanks and appreciation to Kristin Froneman for being such a good editor and a great friend. She puts together a darn fine arts and entertainment section, and I’ve been very proud to be a part of it. And thanks to you, the readers of The Morning Star. I know you didn’t always agree with my opinion, and that’s totally cool –– that’s all it ever was, one guy’s opinion –– but I hope the reviews sparked discussion (and yeah, in some cases, debate), or, at the very least, provided a smile when you really, really needed it. If I managed to do that last one, even once, then this gig was indeed time well spent. With that, I’ve still got work to do. Here then, my top five films of 2011: –– Moneyball Brad Pitt has made some fine films (including one this past summer, The Tree of Life), but this is, and yes I’m taking Fight Club into consideration, his absolute best performance. A sports movie that isn’t really a sports movie, Moneyball follows baseball’s Oakland A’s, specifically general manager Billy Beane (Pitt), through a wild year in which they change how the game is played –– off the field. Absorbing stuff. –– The Help Based on the best-selling novel, this is as good as you’ve probably heard – and

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“Italian American Reconciliation” Directed by Bev Steeves Run dates February 22 - March 3, 2012 We will require: two males age 25 - 35 years of age; two females 25 - 35 years of age and one female 50 - 60 years of age.

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Reading into 2012 Continued from page A30 –– The Sisters Brothers by Patrick dewitt. With his creation of Eli and Charlie Sisters, deWitt pays homage to the classic western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the Old West of the 1850s. Winner of the Governor General’s Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. NON-FICTION –– Arguably by Christopher Hitchens. As a political, cultural, and literary critic, the late Hitchens stands alone, as demonstrated by this major collection of mostly recent essays and reviews covering a range of topics, from America’s founding fathers to the state of the English language. –– In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Gifted narrative nonfiction writer Larson (The Devil in the White City) offers a disturbing but riveting account of the life of William E. Dodd, the American ambassador to Germany, and his family during Hitler’s rise to power. –– Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs over two years, this is a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. –– Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. In this comprehensive presentation of a life’s work, the world’s most influential psychologist outlines the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. Furthermore,

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Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants, made many top 10 lists for the best non-fiction book of 2011. he weaves his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. The Globe & Mail reviewer stated, “If you can read only one book this year, read this one.” –– Bossypants by Tina Fey. Fey is well-known

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Maria Rose is ready to blossom KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

It may only be 10 minutes from downtown Vernon, but the Maria Rose Bed and Breakfast is worlds away. Tucked amidst towering pines, the large, yet cozy light-filled home is what owners Ruth-Maria Cushing and Peter Filas hope will be a home away from home for their guests. Set on 6.93 acres, the Maria Rose is not the first bed and breakfast for Cushing and Filas, who are both cousins and business partners. They ran their former business for 10 years on the same property, although set closer to Silver Star Road. They closed the original in 2003 and pursued other ventures: Filas runs ABC Driving School and Cushing enjoyed her volunteer work with organizations such as the Vernon and District Heritage Society. Sitting at the large table in the breakfast room of the home, the pair explained why they made the decision to jump back into the hospitality business. “We subdivided and we had the land still and were trying to decide what to do with it,” said Filas. “But we’re doing things a little differently this time.” When asked why it was time to reopen their popular establishment, Cushing laughed. “I swore that never again would I do this, but the fact is, we know how to do it,” she said. “I have really missed the variety of guests we used to have. I missed the people that came from all parts of the world, and that’s what was always interesting; we enjoy the hospitality. “And if you are interested in things, it makes the job so much fun — I don’t want to age gracefully, I’d rather be working. You can’t wait for things to happen, you have to make things happen.” As Cushing and Filas banter back and forth, teasing each other good-naturedly, the scent of coffee and home-baked cookies drifts through the house that is decorated

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Ruth Cushing and Peter Filas are ready to welcome guests to their recently opened bed and breakfast, the Maria Rose. with items from Cushing’s collection, giving a homey feel, rather than that of a hotel. Built over two years, the two-level home has three guest rooms, each with flat screen TVs and ensuite bathrooms. There is access to cooking facilities, such as a fridge and microwave for warming up a mug of hot chocolate after a day on the slopes. And if that doesn’t do the trick, the infrared, two-person sauna certainly will. The cozy rooms are outfitted with all the

comforts of home, and a hot, cooked breakfast is provided. The Maria Rose welcomes guests from the moment they step out of their car: classical music can be heard softly playing through built-in speakers in the car port. In addition to the large breakfast room and living room, there is a smaller sitting room outfitted with plenty of fluffy cushions and throws, as well as books and magazines. And, unlike many bed and breakfasts, the Maria Rose welcomes children and pets.

“I enjoy talking to guests on the phone, rather than e-mailing, to find out what their needs are, their interests, and once they’re here, people come to a B&B to socialize. “Comfort and hospitality is the most important thing to us.” And there is plenty of parking for guests pulling in after a day of winter sports, which can be accessed in just 10 minutes. “We like to say that we’re 10 minutes down and 10 minutes up from either Silver Star or downtown Vernon,” said Filas.

Poulin meets Powersmart conservation challenge Morning Star Staff

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Myles Gregory of B.C. Hydro (left), George Duffy, Greater Vernon chamber general manager (inside right), and Joanne de Vries of the Fresh Outlook Foundation make a presentation to Joe Poulin, owner of Poulin Timber Works.

Joe Poulin, of Poulin Timber Works, will soon be saving money, and energy, by converting his old, inefficient electric heating system to a new high-efficiency boiler and furnace. Poulin’s efforts helped win the recent conservation challenge, an event hosted by Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by B.C. Hydro’s Powersmart program. He received a free chamber membership renewal, and will be registered for the Building Sustainable Communities Conference, hosted by the Fresh Outlook Foundation. The conservation challenge, which ran Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, was a prototype initiative created by and Hydro to help businesses reduce

their energy inputs. Suggested conservation practices ranged from e-mailing weekly conservation tips to employees to replacing inefficient electrical devices to forming workplace green teams. Entrants had to submit four sustainable activities, with supporting evidence, to the chamber to be eligible for prizes. Poulin Timberworks was an early participant in the challenge. Since attending the chamber’s green breakfast back in September, he has followed through with numerous conservation commitments. He is now recycling sawdust into compost for fruit trees, and bark into landscaping mulch. Even better, he will be diverting waste wood destined for the landfill to the boiler

to be used as fuel. Waste wood is biomass and the use of biomass technologies are generally considered to be renewable and carbon neutral. This is due to the short processing cycle involved, combined with the regeneration of carbon through replanting, according to a circular from the Clean Energy Association of B.C. The timber works company – which specializes in timber frame homes, log and timber structures, signs and carvings – also salvages trees from local construction that would normally go to landfill. When purchasing virgin log timber, they source local material. As the company is located up Silver Star Road, Poulin is encouraging employees to carpool to work.


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Business Accountants making the grade Morning Star Staff

A foursome of Vernon chartered accountant students have survived the national Uniform Evaluation. Jennifer Dennis (BDO Canada LLP),

Stephen L’heureux (PMT Chartered Accountants), Aaron Stuar t (KPMG LLP) and Courtney Wallden (Sladen Moore) all passed the exam, announced the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. and the CA School of Business. A total of 427 B.C. writers successfully completed the test, which was written over three days in

September. “On behalf of the institute’s council, I would like to congratulate these students for successfully passing the UFE,” said Lenard Boggio, president of the ICABC. “We welcome them to the ranks of chartered accountants.” To become a CA, students must complete rigorous course work, pass the UFE, and then work for 30 months in a CA firm.

BIG WINNER

Said John Gunn, CEO of the CA School of Business: “By demonstrating that they possess the technical skills and professional qualities expected of new CAs, these individuals have shown that they are ready to become the newest members of our profession.” For a full listing of successful BC-based UFE writers, organized by location, see www. casb.com.

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Daniel Hoekstra (right), of Banner Recreational Products, and Kelly Carnochan, of Vernon Search and Rescue (centre), present raffle winner Corrine Atkinson with her KLX 450 dirt bike. Banner donated the bike for the raffle, which raised $6,000 for Vernon Search and Rescue.

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WASNEY, Clifford Alan

Glen Blaine Lloyd It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Glen Lloyd, on December 25, 2011 in Enderby, B.C. at the age of 79 years. Glen will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mimi and her two sons Richard, and Robert (Crystal) and their two children Devan and Colby, and his god son Jesse Duplantie. Glen will also be missed by his sisters; Audrey (Ernie) Hamel of Victoria, Georgina Folz of Abbotsford, Carol Eldridge of Kentucky, USA, his brother Harvey (Lorraine) of Lake Cowichan, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Glen moved to Ashton Creek in 1944 where he farmed, logged and was also a school bus driver. He was a longstanding member of the Riverside Community Club, 4-H Club, Royal Canadian Legion, and coached minor hockey. He was a very patient man who loved animals and will be missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Glen’s life was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 31, at the Enderby Seniors Complex, Enderby, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

WHISKIN, Arthur William 1919 - 2011

Whiskin, Arthur William, passed away on December 26th, 2011 at the age of 92 years in Vernon, BC. Arthur served in the R.C.A.F. from January 1941 until May 1975, retiring in Abbotsford, BC where he worked for the Matsqui Penitentiary until June of 1983, moving to Kelowna, BC in November 1990. In July of 1997 he moved to Vernon, BC. Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Gerry, of 62 years; daughter, Marleen (Grant) Kalin; son, Douglas (Marie) Whiskin; two grandchildren, Chad (Laeken) Whiskin, and Krystal (Andrew) Janzen; three great grandchildren and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and twin brother, Bob. In respecting Arthur’s wishes, he was cremated and a formal service will not be held. In lieu of Àowers, those who wish to do so may send a donation in memory of Art to a charity of their choice. Special thanks to the staff at Noric House for the care, love and support they showed to Art and his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

HUMPHREY, Lester Sedley

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Lester Sedley Humphrey on December 27, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

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It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Clifford Alan Wasney on December 22, 2011 in Lumby, BC. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

Michael Klyn It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Klyn, on December 20, 2011 in Walnut Grove BC at 68 years of age, after a brave but brief battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Dona (Winskowski), daughter Karmen (Jamie) of Surrey, son Bradley of Vancouver, and 2 grandchildren, Breanna and Jesse. Mike will also be sadly missed by inlaws, Wayne and Joann Little and Dale and Mary Winskowski of Vernon and their families. A celebration of life will be held later this winter at Pitt Meadows Golf Course, where Mike was a long time member.

Frances Knapper

March 25, 1921 December 20, 2011 The family of Frances Knapper wish to announce her peaceful passing on December 20, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 90 years. Frances was born March 25, 1921 in Morden Manitoba. She is survived by her daughter Norma; sons John (Donna) and Fred; grand daughters Nina, Sara, Celeste, Sheena, Karla, Shellane; grandsons Nathan and Shawn; great grandchildren Koral, KeŌon, Ehlana and Kaydra; sister Jeanne (Lory); brother Edward; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Laura; brother John; sister Gladys; and her parents. A caring person with great concern for others she was given an Honorary LifeƟme Membership Award for over 12,000 volunteer hours with the People In Need Crisis Line. Mom was always there for her family and loved us uncondiƟonally without judging us. She was paƟent and kind-hearted and a great listener. She will always be in our hearts. We love you Mom! Rest in peace. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternaƟves.ca. CremaƟon arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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WILSON, Donald It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Wilson on December 25, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 87 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

KAUSY, Joseph

Joseph Kausy passed away peacefully in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at the age of 88 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Father Dale Normandeau, oĸciaƟng. Further informaƟon will be available in the Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 ediƟon of the Vernon Morning Star. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com

ADAMOSKI, Kenneth Melvin 1932-2011

we announce It is with is sadness with sadness we the passing of Kenneth Melvin announce the passing of Adamoski Melvin on December Kenneth Adamoski 26, 2011 at Hospice on December 26, House, 2011 Vernon, BriƟHouse, sh Columbia. at Hospice Vernon, BriƟsh Columbia. Kenneth was was born born June June 2, 2, 1932. 1932. He He will will be be lovingly lovingly Kenneth remembered by remembered by his his wife wife Doris, Doris, son son Brent Brent Adamoski Adamoski of Coal Coal Harbour, Harbour, BC, BC, daughter daughter Tami Tami Radke Radke (Dwayne) (Dwayne) of of Coquitlam, BC and grandchildren Briana, Brodie, of Coquitlam, BC and grandchildren Briana, Brodie, Alexandra and and Nataliya. Nataliya. Kenneth Kenneth is is further further survived survived Alexandra by his his sister sisterViolet VioletSchlapbach Schlapbach West Kelowna, by of of West Kelowna, BC BC and brother Dale Adamoski of Kelowna, BC. and brother Dale Adamoski of Kelowna, BC. He was Predeceased by his sister Dorothy Merkley. He was a proĮcient handyman, a great cook, enjoyed lawn a proĮcient handyman, a great cook, enjoyed lawn bowling and loved birds but above all he loved his bowling and loved birds but above all he loved his family. family. For For thirty-two thirty-two years years he he was was aa foreman foreman at at Weldwood in Vancouver, BC. For fourteen Weldwood in Vancouver, BC. For fourteen years years he he was reƟring was in in real real estate estate before before reƟ ring to to this this area. area. Those Those wishing to do so may make a memorial wishing to do so may make a memorial donaƟ donaƟon on in memory to to North North Okanagan Okanagan Hospice Hospice in Kenneth’s Kenneth’s memory Society Society (3506–27 (3506–27 Avenue, Avenue, Vernon, Vernon, BC BC V1T V1T 1S4). 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to to the the family at www.myalternaƟves.ca. De-De-De-Dee-De-De CremaƟon arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES ® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 250-558-0866, Armstrong 250-546-7237 Vernon 250-558-0866, Armstrong 250-546-7237


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Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday Tom the little town you grew up in is sad right now, so I got in the old Ford truck and took a drive by the old brick school, and the fair grounds. Many things are the same, many are different, but the memories are the same. The happy ones, the sad ones, the good ones, the bad ones, the memory of the little town. The happy ones, the sad ones, the good ones, the bad ones, but the little town will make more memories every day. God bless you Tom and the little town We miss and love you Thelma Iley (Tom’s mom)

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Personals Retired gentleman seeks lady friend (50-60 yrs) for long term relationship. Please reply to Box # 8 c/o The Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5. 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 Why Live Alone? Senior Gent wants to meet a lady between 65 & 73. Lady who likes traveling, dancing, camping, etc. Please send photo. Reply to Box #7, c/o Vernon Morning Star. 4407-25th Ave. Vernon, BC. V1T 1P5

#1337 - Grey/brown/black tabby, white bib/legs/tum., very short tail, sht. hair. Mountain View Ave., off Hwy. 6, Lumby. Early Dec./11. #1342 - Grey, dark grey face, orange flecks over hips, yellow eyes, sht. hair, female, (spayed?). Found at City Landfill, Hwy. 97. Early Dec./11.

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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.

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CA$H for LBS! Resolve now for FREE program! Details: www.provensolutionsonline.com EXPERIENCED Class 1 (w/air) Driver for permanent part time work. One load per week to Vancouver, plus relief on a 53 ft. tridem dry van. Clean appearance and flexibility a must. Fax copy of resume and drivers abstract to (250) 545-1336. Live-in Caregiver required for 84 year old male, 80% blind with medical conditions. Duties include making meals, housecleaning & laundry. Valid driver’s license is required to drive to appointments, shopping, etc. Please reply to J.R. Braun, 2434 Oliver Ranch Rd. OK Falls BC V0H 1R2

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For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca P/T Experienced Homemaker, cooking etc. Several household duties. Bonded or Good References Required. Please reply to Box#10 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Avenue. Vernon BC V1T 1P5 SEEKING HOME SHARE PROVIDERS Western Human Resource Corp. is looking for caring people interested in providing Home Share for adults with a developmental disability. If you have room in your home and see the value and reward in supporting those with greater needs, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and a letter expressing your interest to: ATTN: WHRC Home Share Coordinator. Fax#: 250-5452503 (Okanagan) or Email: dianelka.whrc@shawcable.com Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, First Aid & CPR, A clear criminal record check, Valid BC Driver’s License & a driver’s abstract, 3 References

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SALES & MARKETING ASSOCIATE Duties include: • Sales • Support to the Sales Department • Customer Service • Advertising & Marketing Plans • Tradeshow Co-ordination & Attendance Assets/Skills: • Sales and/or Marketing experience • Excellent verbal & written communication skills • Attention to detail • Computer skills in Excel, Word & ACT • Ability to communicate in French. • Telemarketing experience • Experience in DIY hardware industry We Offer: • Fast-paced but casual work environment. • Competitive wage and benefits. Please forward resume & cover letter to: Mail: #1–4211-25A Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 7G8 Email: lyleenns@creativeconnectors.com Fax: (250) 260 - 3402 We thank you for your interest in our position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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250-540-5054

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

You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

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URBAN POINTE

The CLIFFS

1bdrm, East Hill avail Jan 1 hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. Also Bachelor suite. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870

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

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868 Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING 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 WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER BLACK Lab Pups. CKC reg. Sire Field Trial Champ. Can view both parents working. First shots & vet check. 6 wks. Ready to go Jan. 13. 2 Fem. 2 Males left. $900. 250-7664097 linla9453@hotmail.com. CKC Registered Black Lab Puppies for sale. Champion bloodlines in show and hunting. Ready to go February 1st. Call 250-448-4630 or email: admin@canscribe.com SHIH TZU PUREBRED PUPS will be ready for their new home JANUARY 15th. 3 Females and 2 Males. Brown, black and white coloring. Call 2 5 0 - 2 7 5 - 6 3 3 7 . h t t p : / / j m b e v. s h a w w e b space.ca/

Poultry PULLETS, 16 week old pullets, ready for laying. We did all the work, now you enjoy. Sex-alink large brown egg layers for $10/ea, $8.50 if over 12 chickens purchased. 250-549-5060

Merchandise for Sale

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

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

Firearms FIREARMS SAFETY & HUNTING COURSES PAL & CORE by Master Firearms instructor. Call Jim for dates and information at 250-275-6316

Firewood/Fuel Firewood for sale, cut to length, split and delivered $150/cord or $100 truckload. (250)308-4661 lv msg. FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932 Firewood Pine: drycut, split & stacked to 16” length, shortbox p/u $70, longbox p/u $85. Dry, We load. You haul. (250)5456461

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

Garden Equipment 2, 5HP Dual-Stage Snowblowers $200 & $300 w/elec start. (250)307-0009

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 JCB Rubber tire, backhoe, double hopper for aggregate with conveyors, 16’ Sander, 30’x24’ Conveyer, 1994 350 diesel Cubevan(250)260-0604 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 Reconditioned sewing machines & trade-in specials Janome 11000 Embroidery / Sewing Machine New $6,000. Used $3,000

FINDLAYS Vacuum and Sewing 250-549-2730

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 4ft BIRD HOUSES, Tall old barn wood and vintage decorations, some from old mining ghost towns. Prices vary $75-$135, (250)542-0364 4 winter tires, as new/on rims, P185/75R14, 5-Hole $400obo 542-6102pm/558-1200 ex1317 Crystal Waters Cassiar 1160 6-8 person hot tub approx 7 years old - works great digital thermometer - 2 speed $3400 obo call 250 938 5364 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

Small Ads work! Misc. Wanted I want to buy enough coins to set up at coin shows. Todd 250-864-3521 Private. PRIVATE Buyer looking for old coin collections, mint sets & hoards of coins, specialty coins, loose, sets, etc. 250864-3521 WE will Pay 6.5x for silver coins. Can., US. Also buying gold. 778-932-2316

Real Estate 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 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

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

2 Bedroom Suites from

$

980 / month

Rare 1 Bdrm Suite for

$

850 / month

1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, No Smoking. Available February 1st. $650.00 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832 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.

Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing

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.

Ask about our rental incentives

REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

Call 250-307-5522

250-542-1701

2bdrm 1bath, NS, close to Downtown, sm. pet ok, $885 +hydro. 250-307-6174

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

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

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

2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500

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!

250-549-2770 VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon ONE BEDROOM Adult oriented, F.S., A/C, view, on-site laundry, close to grocery, on bus route, covered parking, summer swimming pool. Available immediately. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. SUPER BACHELOR APT. Spacious apt, neat & clean, new carpets, new paint, on bus route, covered parking, on-site laundry, close to grocery, storage, summer swimming pool. Available immed. $550 $500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 2 BD 2 BATH Great apartment with super view, FS, AC, on-site laundry, handy location. Adult oriented, on bus route. Available immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. SPECIAL HIDEAWAY 2 bdrm @ Adventure Bay. Fully furnished, new carpets & counter tops, awesome location. Available now until June. $750/mo. incl. utilities. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580

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

250-503-7315 250-545-7251 MOVE IN INCENTIVES 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking and Coin Laundry • No Smoking

250-558-9696

Armstrong

A MUST SEE

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

610/month.

$

250-542-7723

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

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

Livestock

2bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Shared laundry. Heat incl. NS, 55+. Avail Feb 1 250-545-6810. ARMSTRONG condo for rent. $700 monthly less for the right tenant. No smoking No dogs No drugs. 1 bedroom ground level. Call Bill @250-5466517. Proof of income required for viewing Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm ground level,off street prkg. Avail now. 250-317-1333 AVAILABLE January,01 Two bedroom condo in Vernon (Bela Vista area). Enclosed garage and storage room, 5 appliances, and separate laundry room. No smoking, small pet ok. $1000.00mth. References required and minimum 1 year lease. Please contact Nicole at 250-547-0210 or 250-3060843 if interested. Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1&2bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS 1bdrm & Bachelor close to Downtown & Schubert, N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066 RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm - close to downtown - N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066 Enderby, Hillside Apartments, 1bdrm, walk to downtown. $500./m incl. util. Call Alex @ 250-545-3813 Large 1 & 2 bdrm,$550-$650, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-540-5525, 250-545-8443. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lrge 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, close to downtown, laundry in building, small pets allowed, avail now. See castanet “downtown 2bdrm” for pictures. $750 mo 250-306-6123

Livestock

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Sporting Goods

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 1610 45th St Lg 2bdrm + den w/ in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented building, prkg, storage, no dogs, newly painted, avail Jan 1 $800+hydro. 250547-6060 2bdrm, 1.5 bath suite, NS, NP, $850/mo. includes most utilities. 250-542-1210 2bdrm $800 + 75% util, upper n/p, n/s, Evenings, or anytime Thurs & Sun (250)308-2929 2bdrm, basement suite, avail. Jan 1, w/d, $800/mo. util. incl., small pet negot. 778-212-6665 2bdrm, basement suite, avail. Jan 1, w/d, $800/mo. util. incl., small pet negot. 778-212-6665 2bdrm downtown, 800 sq. ft. newly reno’d, new appls., close to all amenities, n/s, pets ok, $1050 +util 250-503-1308 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, 2yr old, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo. 250-550-4396 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, Lavington, private yard, garden, quiet area, ground level, f/s, w/d, n/s, $700.+util 250-938-5525 3 units for rent $525-850. 1-2 bd, view at www.arttales.ca or call Sean at 250-306-0959 Duplex on acreage, 4bdrm, 3bath, R/R, large deck, garage, fabulous view, F/S, laundry h/u, N/P. $1200/mo +util. Avail immed. 250-542-3914. Lumby (rural) 2bdrm + den, 2 bath $935.; 2 bdrm 1 bath $835.; incl util. n/s n/p (250)547-9297 Mission Hill, 2 bdrm upper. $900/mo. Avail now. 2/bdrm lower. $800/mo. Avail Jan 1. UTIL INCL. N/S, N/P, W/D. Call 250-306-6996 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! 2bdrm near dwntwn, $850/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

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

Houses For Sale

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon SILVER STAR 1/2 way on Jackpine, spacious, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, family home, dble garage, very private acreage, family room w/wood stove, garden area. Available immediately. $1250/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. WEST VERNON 3 bdrm inner city home, fenced yard, close to all amenities, F.S., laundry, 2 baths, carport, off alley. Available January 31. $990/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. COLDSTREAM HOME Quiet area off Postill Dr., 3 + 1 bdrms, newly renovated & decorated, huge lot by creek, F.S., D/W, W.D, inlaw or summer kitchen. Available immediately. $1300/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. 1/2 DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, by creek across from OK Builders, island kitchen, family room, F.S., D/W, W.D., shed. Available immediately. $1100/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580 1 3bdrm mobile, lakeview, beach access, Westside Rd., Avail immed 250-542-0060 2 bdrm basement, 2 bdrm upstairs of house, avail now, nice clean, near big Safeway, 250503-6034. 2-bdrm Central Armstrong, reno’d, lg yard, f/s, n/s, ref’s req’d. Avail now. $1050. + util. (250)546-8910 2bdrm on 1/2 acre, $900/mo. includes util. ref’s req. pets ok. Avail. now. 250-306-2306

Houses For Sale

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

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

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Suites, Lower

Auto Accessories/Parts

Legal Notices

Escorts

Bailiff Sale En block asset sale proposed of roof truss and wall panel manufacturer, North Valley Frameworks, located in Enderby, BC. Equipment includes Hundegger SC-1 saw, CMF Stealth roof truss line, Alpine oor truss roller, forklifts, Kenworth, Sterling truck, at deck trailers, and miscellaneous saws/equipment. Expression of interests accepted until January 13, 2012. Any expression of interest, including the highest, will not necessarily be accepted. Land and premises of business for sale under separate court ordered sale. Contact Shuswap Bailiffs 1 (250)503-6897

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. WinďŹ eld, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 Sexy slim blonde student 778-475-1228 Swedish Massage, Sensual to Deep Tissue Exxxtreme Bliss. In/Out 250-307-8174 Sweet Corey. Tis the season for hot body massage & fun. private/discreet (250)870-8710

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Homes & Investment Property Specialist

250-309-1742

Property Not Selling? Rent it! & Receive $$Cash$$ Flow. Leave it to an Expert

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

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $950 rent & $200 utilities. 2bdrm private country home, Pellet Stove, Lumby, $1150 mo + util., 1 (250) 547-6567 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 2 lrg bed Easthill home with city view of park. Full nice kitch. Priv. yard/deck. Util/AC/ Intrnt/Cbl/W&D incl. Pets ok Feb 1 $1250 250307-7699 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1150.incl util. 250-558-3664 3bdrm, brand new, East Hill, np, ns, 1300+util 250-5506063 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 3BR, 5BR houses for rent from 1100/mo+util. 250-309-2565 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1850 + util,2 w/d, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4 bdrm condo, Foothills, 2400 sq.ft.,5 appl., $1200 + util. Avail Jan.1 250-306-1936. 5bdrm, 1 bath, 2.5 acres, older home w/new ooring & paint, OK Landing $1100/mo. pets ok Avail Jan 1 542-6171 Avail Feb, East Hill, 4BR, 1 bath, partially furnished, comfy character home, near Beairsto. Hardwood & heated tile oors, W/D, gas f/p, shed, fenced yard, pets Neg, $1600+util, 250-558-4905 or shelaka@gmail.com Beautiful new 3bdrm home, great location in Enderby. f/p, ensuite bath, a/c. Rent includes utilities, n/s, n/p, $1575. Call anytime. (250)550-4096 Beautiful new 4bdrm home, great location in Lake Country. f/p, ensuite bath, a/c. Rent includes utilities, n/s, n/p, $1675. Call anytime. (250)550-4096

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 North BX, 2bdrm, executive w/lakeview, suits prof. couple, NS, NP, avail Now incl. 5-appl, $1200 +/util. RR 250-545-5646

OfďŹ ce/Retail 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.

3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $1075. incl util, Avail Now. (250)558-8243 AVAILABLE Jan 15th - 1 bedroom above ground basement suite in Armstrong. Washer, dryer, gas ďŹ replace. N/S $750 per month utilities included. 250-260-6690

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

Reno’d 2bdrm, util & laundry incl, ns, np $800 Armstrong avail. now. 250-546-6380

Auto Financing Suites, Upper SUN VALLEY MALL BACHELOR SUITE Available February 1st, Suitable for mature single person, $500/mo. N/s, n/p.

250-275-6224 1600sqft, Reno’d, stunning view of Vernon, 3bdrm, 1.5bath, lrg sunroom, 5appl, NS, $1200+util. 250-938-8242.

1bdrm in shared house, parking, np, $500 per mo all util incl. 250-546-6035 1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. From $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 A room w/priv bath, in a quiet exceptional home, n/s n/p np, n/d, $550. 250-558-0638 GREAT Vernon Location 39th & pleasant valley road. 1bedroom in large shared house. w/d, f/s, d/w, f/p & inground pool. No pets, No smoking. Available Jan 1, $500 includes utilities. ( 250)308-0675 cell ROOMS, EAST Hill rooming house, shared kitchen & bath, cable/utils incl. $450 per mo. Avail now. 250-558-3579.

1bdrm Downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $750./mo (250)260-3196

Suites, Lower

Homes for Rent

Hankook D. 235/65R 16 103T w/studs on rims New (400K) $700. 205/55R16 94TXL studs on rims $300. (250)542-8754 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.

Bright spacious 2 bdrm ground level suite, close to schools non smoking, no pets, References Req, $900 - $1000 250-938-5364

Shared Accommodation

1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $925. w/d. avail now. 250869-9788. 1-bdrm, Bella Vista/Tronson, shared laundry, util, cable/internet/incl, single/couple only, n/s, n/p, $650, 250-549-4242 1bdrm bsmt suite, Jan 1. newly reno’d, small pet welcome. $775util incl. 250-540-7695. 1bdrm, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $650/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657 1-bdrm, Lower Easthill, util/incl, Ref & DD Req, Avail Jan1, (250)558-9656 1bdrm newer suite, w/d, f/s, microwave, satelite TV, int, n/s, n/p, $725.sgl/$750.dbl util incl. Avail now. (250)545-2869 1 bedroom basement suite for 1 person in quiet East Hill neighbourhood, shared laundry, N/P, N/S, Utilities inc. $700 250-260-0447. 2bdrm, bright, spacious, huge master, sep.W/D, central location, $800/mo. 250-215-4564. 2bdrm lrg bsmt, n/s, n/p,near Courthouse,$750 incl. util.Now or Jan1 250-558-0933 2 large bdrm, gas f/p, n/s, n/p, w/d, covered patio, Easthill, $1000inclusive (250)260-2882

FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

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1bdrm, shared laundry, shared utilities, $500/mo 250558-3664

Cars - Domestic

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.

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

2bdrm suite, brand new, East Hill, $850+util, np, ns 250-5506063

Scrap Car Removal

2-bedroom suite in Lavington. Beautiful country setting. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $650/month +utilities avail Jan 1st 250938-4529 or View at http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com 3bdrm 1.5 bath, 1400 sqft, sm pet welcome, $1300./mo incl util Avail immed 250-540-7695 3-bdrm, util incl, Butcher Boy area, pets neg, shared laundry, $1100/mo Avail immed, ref’s required (250)309-4462 EastHill clean 3bdrm, upper level of house, avail Jan 15, incl 1 bath, 5 appls., digital cable, lrge deck, shared fenced backyard, n/s, n/p, $1050 +60% util. 558-0764

Transportation

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

Trucks & Vans 2006 Ford E-450 with ambulance body, diesel, all emergency equipment, very clean, recent inspection $24,900obo 250-546-0994 2007 Dodge 1-ton Crewcab, diesel, well maint, $19,800 obo 250-540-7695 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $8500 obo 250-307-3170

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Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Sunday, January 1 thru Thursday, January 5, 2012. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

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News Provincial government launches initiatives to reduce poverty Morning Star Staff

The provincial government is working with communities to provide targeted supports and create jobs for low-income B.C. families.

Among the programs created is the B.C. Jobs Plan, which includes skills training and education for low-income people. “Child poverty is a difficult issue that affects all of us and we all have a part to play

in finding solutions,” said Mary McNeil, B.C.’s children and family development minister. The government and Union of B.C. Municipalities’ Healthy Communities

Committee are working together to develop local poverty-reduction strategies. Five communities will be selected in early 2012 to pilot strategies that target the needs of families living in poverty.

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS?

Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Armstrong and Vernon:

Armstrong Bottle Depot 3730 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong (250) 546-2466

Chasers Bottle Depot 4702 – 31st Street, Vernon (250) 503-1311

Interior Freight & Bottle Depot 4205 – 24th Avenue, Vernon (250) 545-5706

Venture Training Centre 4240 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon (250) 542-2374

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.


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Now that the party is over ....

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