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Tight finances put gallery at risk RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
A cash crunch is facing the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Reductions in provincial grants, fundraising challenges and rising costs have left the non-profit agency with a difficult situation. “We’re at risk of closing,” president Marion Morrison told the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee Friday. “We’re on the verge of burnout if we can’t find a substantial amount of money.” The gallery received $134,000 from GVAC in 2011 for operations but it’s seeking $175,000 for 2012. There was a $20,000 shortfall but it’s been covered by reserves. To support the case for an expanded grant, the gallery presented infor-
“We’re on the verge of burnout.” — Marion Morrison mation that shows cultural tourism has four times the economic impact of sports tourism and cultural infrastructure draws new business. “We get people checking us out,” said Morrison. “We get calls — ‘My husband has been transferred to Vernon. Is there a gallery? Is there a library? Can I take lessons there?” The other challenge for the gallery is its financial year begins Jan. 1 but GVAC and provincial funds don’t materialize until the spring.
“We will exhaust our cash flow in the bank and we won’t be able to pay bills and staff,” said Stuart Moir, treasurer. To assist, GVAC agreed Friday to advance a portion of its operational grant to the gallery. That undetermined figure will be based on 2011 while GVAC considers its level of assistance for 2012. Morrison insists expenses have been reduced where possible. “If we cut staff, we cut back on hours and staff can’t continue part-time,” she said. Financial concerns come at the same time that VPAG is seeking a new, expanded gallery. “A new facility won’t cost much more to operate because better equipped facilities are less expensive to operate,”
said Morrison, adding that a building with certain-sized exhibit space and climate controls could also access federal grants not currently available. Keeping with culture, GVAC has been asked to increase its annual grant to Gallery Vertigo from $15,000 to $30,000. “If we don’t have consistent operational funds, it makes it difficult to apply for specific (government) grants,” said Heidi Maddess, executive director. Gyula Kiss, a GVAC director, is concerned about the pressure groups are placing on taxpayers. “We have to justify the taxes we are spending,” he said. “Taxes are getting higher and higher and taxpayers are getting more upset about it.”
Vernon’s controversial 43rd Avenue Road Diet plan is on hold. The City of Vernon issued a press release late Friday stating its funding application for federal gas tax money for the road diet plan was not approved. “It will be recommended to council that this project only be considered again when essential road surface maintenance is required,” said Rob Dickinson, the city’s engineering manager. “Any input received to date will be kept on file for future reference.” The city proposed going from four to three lanes of motorized traffic (one each way for traffic and a centre two-way, left-turn lane) on 43rd Avenue while the rest of the space would be designated for cyclists. The plan drew the ire of business owners along 43rd Avenue, but support from cycling enthusiasts. Vernon Coun. Patrick Nicol believes the feds made the right call. “This was so controversial and had such dramatic impact, their decision is a good one,” said Nicol. “The government must have looked at the discussion that took place and said, ‘there must be things the entire community supports that we can get behind.’”
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Enderby opens new chapter JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
Unlike the last time he toured M.V. Beattie Elementary, there were no gum boots required for George Abbottâ€™s latest visit. The education minister, who is also Shuswap MLA, helped officially open a new chapter in education at the brand new school Friday. â€œOne of the first questions I was asked upon coming in was do I have any rubber boots with me?â€? Abbott recalled from his 2005 tour of the old facility, where he splashed through a water-soaked basement. The deteriorating conditions at the school â€“ parts of which are now more than 100 years old â€“ prompted staff, school trustees and parents to highlight the need for a new school. â€œItâ€™s been a priority for a whole lot of people for a whole lot of years,â€? said Chris Coers, School District 83 vice chairperson. â€œA new school in Enderby was a priority for all of us.â€? Superintendent Dave Witt adds: â€œWe see today the results of the relentless pursuits of many, many people in this community.â€? The new $12.9 million school boasts such features as smart boards, energy efficiency and has a new buzz to it.
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A fraction of a second later, and the outcome may have been deadly. Three people are lucky to be alive after a 200-to-300-pound boulder landed on the hood of their vehicle near Oyama just after 11 a.m. Friday. A white Dodge sedan with three Kelowna occupants was traveling southbound on Highway 97, two kilometres south of Oyama, when the large boulder landed on the vehicleâ€™s hood. The front end was crushed, and the 52-year-old male driver and female rear passenger were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries which were believed to be non-life threatening. The front seat passenger was unhurt. â€œThe outcome of this incident would most likely have been tragic had the boulder struck a fraction of a second later than it did,â€? said RCMP spokesperson Const. Steve Holmes. The incident occurred below an area of road construction and the investigation is ongoing with respect to the circumstances and how the large rock came loose. Worksafe B.C. has been advised and is also involved in the investigation.
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M.V. Beattie principal Carl Cooper (from right), education minister George Abbott and district superintendent Dave Witt welcome the students into the gym for the grand opening of the new school Friday. Kindergarten students Lily Thiessen and Tyler Pelletier listen patiently to the speeches at the grand opening of the new M.V. Beattie Elementary School. Visit www.vernonmorningstar.com for video coverage of the event. â€œI think itâ€™s awesome,â€? said Grade 4 student Alyssa Avison, enjoying the spacious gym and fly-free classrooms. â€œThere were flies in our (old) classroom.â€? Gracie Brooks, Grade 3, adds: â€œThe lockers were old and it stunk in there. â€œThis school is bigger and itâ€™s great.â€? Principal Carl Cooper was elated to see the students finally enjoying their new school. â€œWeâ€™re here,â€? said Cooper. â€œWhat an absolutely wonderful and long-awaited day.â€? But it was a bittersweet celebration in Enderby, as just one day prior a community-wide funeral was held for firefighter Dan Botkin. â€œThe joyous opening of this school turns out to be exactly
what our community needs right now,â€? said Enderby Mayor Howie Cyr. And it was a joyous occasion indeed, as Coers noted. â€œI often think that joy and sorrow walk side by side,â€? â€œToday is a day of joy and Iâ€™ve seen joy today in the music and on the smiles of students, current and past.â€? It was also a day of gratitude, as dignitaries, board members, architects, builders, elders and members of the Spallumcheen Indian Band were thanked. They were also presented with a piece of history â€“ a brick from the old school. Just as the old school will go down in history, the new school signifies a milestone achievement. Not only is the school itself sig-
nificant, but the efforts that have culminated in its opening, particularly with the Spallumcheen Band will not be forgotten. Darrell Jones, education coordinator with the band, welcomed all students, staff and guests to Secwepemc territory â€“ which spans from Armstrong to Williams Lake. Following an opening prayer and drumming, Jones acknowledged the inclusion of First Nation traditions in the ceremony. â€œIt wasnâ€™t that long ago that the recognition and understanding of whose territory youâ€™re in, we never got that,â€? said Jones, appreciative of the opportunity to be included in the historic grand opening of the school. The ceremony also included a moment of silence for Botkin.
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Macnabb blasts Foothills transit RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Bus service into the BX is getting a rough ride. Residents of the Foothills subdivision have lobbied the City of Vernon for transit, but Mike Macnabb, regional district director for the surrounding electoral area, doesn’t believe it is necessary. “By putting transit into it, it goes against the regional growth strategy and doesn’t support densification,” said Macnabb of concerns about urban sprawl. The Foothills subdivision is 12 kilometres away from Vernon but is part of the city’s boundaries. All land on both sides of Silver Star Road and surrounding the Foothills is part of the Regional District of North Okanagan.
“I’m getting no phone calls that this is a service anyone wants.” — Mike Macnabb City officials have stated that a bus to Foothills could also serve electoral area residents, but Macnabb isn’t convinced that’s the case. “I’m getting no phone calls that this is a service anyone wants,” he said. Macnabb also says extending service to the Foothills may not be a good use of limited funds. “If you look at the Foothills, there are wellto-do people there and I’d rather see the ser-
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Parks designation for Middleton lands VICTOR CUMMING PHOTO
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The last tract of undeveloped land on Middleton Mountain is preserved for future generations. The Regional District of North Okanagan has purchased 90 acres on top of the mountain from Roy and Dianne Farnsworth for park. â€œI made a vow it would never be built on,â€? said Roy Farnsworth, who purchased the property in 1956 and had been approached by developers to sell it. â€œWeâ€™ve run out of so much open space and itâ€™s a logical place for people to hike.â€? A covenant on the property will restrict use to recreation trails. â€œThere could be benches at select lookouts,â€? said Tannis Nelson, RDNOâ€™s community development co-ordinator. â€œThe views from there are fantastic.â€? Besides providing recreational opportunities, the park will protect open grassland. â€œ M i d d l e t o n Mountain has been identified over the years by naturalist clubs and it was identified in a sensitive ecosystem study,â€? said Nelson. Deer are common on the property, as are pheasant and quail. â€œWeâ€™ve seen coyote and the odd bear and moose there,â€? said Farnsworth. Development of trails could begin in the spring but an environmental sensitivity study will be done to determine where trails are located. â€œWe want to minimize impact on the space,â€? said Nelson of
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in November. “There was an entrenchment with the last (city) council about how things should go,” he said. “This council appears willing to discuss options.” The previous chair-
on the old era,” said Sawatzky of the former city council’s dispute with Coldstream and the regional district. “It’s just a rational way to handle governance. Director Macnabb is competent and willing to do the job and the same goes with director Garlick.” Sawatzky is confident outstanding issues of concern can be resolved. “I hope rational and practicality will reign supreme. That’s why we were elected,” he said.
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from backlit signs sold to event sponsors and a share of concession revenue. Attempts to land the national junior A hockey “The concession is one of the items that can championships have created some stickmake or break an event,” said Mike Lane, handling. bid committee co-chairperson. The Greater Vernon Advisory “All of the money goes back into the Committee is providing provisional supcommunity.” port for the 2014 Royal Bank Cup bid, The waiving of facility fees is being but politicians will not commit to a firm sought to keep expenses low, but that has dollar figure yet. created concern for Gyula Kiss, a GVAC “There are a lot of details we don’t director. know yet,” said director Jim Garlick. “Eighty per cent of our operations and Bob Fleming The other concern is the bid commitmaintenance come from taxes,” he said. tee must submit its application to Hockey “For those days, we’re losing revenue Canada within a few days but the request for finan- others would pay (for the facility).” cial support only went before GVAC Friday. Mike Macnabb, GVAC chairperson, questioned “We’re only being given a day with their time- why the event title sponsor isn’t more active finanline,” said director Bob Fleming. cially. “This committee needs more than a day.” If the RBC Cup does come to Greater Vernon in And because GVAC is only an advisory commit- 2014, it’s expected to draw 3,500 to 4,000 visitors tee, an actual decision on funding must be made and have a local economic benefit of $1.5 million. by the Regional District of North Okanagan board, “There will be a lot of public relations value and which next meets Jan. 18. tourism value that comes with an event like this,” The bid committee is seeking free use of the said Don Klepp, with the bid committee. Wesbild Centre from May 8 to 18, 2014, which “It will also provide a boost for local minor would cost about $50,000. It also wants revenue hockey and provide great hockey for local fans.” Morning Star Staff
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Rory King, (left), Judith King and Craig Meyer, of the Adrian Empire, prepare for the Medieval Madness during Vernon Winter Carnival Feb. 11. a live band; and the Army Navy Air Force Spring Breakout supper and dance. Another new event is Medieval Madness, sponsored by The Adrian Empire Inc., a non-profit educational group dedicated to recreating the very best of medieval times, with a feast, entertainment and live steel sword combat. The Ukrainian Food Festival, which was voted the Best Event 2011 for its authentic, homemade food, is back, as is Irish Pub Night with Cod gone Wild, along with popular sports events for the whole family. The 20th Anniversary Balloon Fiesta takes to the sky the first weekend of Carnival with Balloon Glow Feb. 3. See the Sporting with Carnival brochure, available at various locations around town, or www. vernonwintercarnival. com. Some events are sold out and others have only a few tickets remaining. Tickets are available at the Winter Carnival office at 3401- 35 Ave. or at vernonwintercarnival. com. “It’s a mad panic here now but everything
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t may be a little late – hey, I get time off at Christmas too, okay? – but here are some predictions for 2012 that may or may not be worth considering or betting the bank on, it’s totally up to you. Just because the year ends the media is filled with year-end wrap-ups, which are interesting to see what we’ve lived through and likely already forgotten, as well as forecasts and predictions about the coming year from alleged soothsayers otherwise known as economists, astrologers, university Glenn Mitchell professors, sports analysts, medical experts and maybe even an octopus in Europe or a monkey in Thailand. Some, admittedly, have better credentials than others but they’re all winging it when it comes to trying the predict the future. So, hey, I can wing it with the best of them so here’s my top 5 predictions for 2012, even though I’m cheating a little because a week’s gone by already, but, hey, what do you want for free? 1. The world will not end. That may seem like an easy one and not even worth mentioning but us humans seem fixated with this kind of stuff, and especially in 2012. Apparently some Mayan calender says Dec. 21 of this year is it for our planet, actually it’s just the end of another segment of the once-thriving society’s calendar, but there’s no time to quibble when we’re talking possible doomsday here. So if you were counting on this as a reason not to buy your wife a Christmas gift this year, forget about it. I mean I suppose we could also get hit by a larger-than-normal meteor and cease to exist but I’m saving that prediction for 2013,
maybe around Dec. 21. 2. The stock market will go down and it will go up. Again this may not seem like much of a prediction but if you actually bother to translate the prognostications of the financial guys that’s pretty much what they’re saying too. I mean some radicals might say the European economy will fall and then the domino (the toy, not the pizza) effect will take out the rest of us too. Of course this too could happen but the Mayans are silent on the subject so I’m going with the roller-coaster ride continues and it is what it is (which I think Todd Bertuzzi first said and it’s caught on to mean, basically, “whatever,” with a shrug). 3. Studies will show some new stuff will cause cancer and some stuff that we once thought might have won’t anymore. Again this is a bit a no-brainer but it’s always front page stuff when it gets reported. All I would say is take it all with a grain of salt, unless a grain of salt gives you cancer of course. 4. A Canadian team will win the Stanley Cup. I want to say it’s the Canucks, and they do have the best chance (he said wistfully thinking back to game 7 last year) but I don’t want to jinx them. But the team won’t be from Alberta or Ontario, or likely Quebec or Manitoba either... 5. I won’t win the lottery and either will you. This one is also a no-brainer due to the odds involved, but it sucks nonetheless. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to buy less lottery tickets but I know my predilection to purchase them is solely based on what kind of week I’ve had. And they can’t all be winners, so to speak, so chances are I’ll buy a few along the way. Hopefully lightning will strike me, or you, not literally of course, but you know what I mean. Happy New Year everyone.
The difference is in the manner in which the ads are presented. The provincial political world has weighed in on the B.C. Liberals’ decision to target B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix with 16 months between now and the May 2013 election. The governing party has created a website — riskydix.ca — where it lists everything that went wrong in B.C. during the NDP reign in the 1990s, when Dix was former premier Glen Clark’s right-hand man. Some have accused the Liberals of showing their desperation in waging all-out war on Dix; the Grits argue they are simply laying out the facts for voters who might not be aware of Dix’s involvement in the NDP government of the 1990s. The Liberal campaign is serious and shows the party is obviously extremely concerned about losing the next election to the NDP. The New Democrats, conversely, scored big-time with their clever, witty and wickedly funny TV commercial last year featuring “Christy Crunch” cereal. That may have been an attack ad, but at least it was one with panache and creativity. Now, about the riskydix.ca campaign. What the Liberals don’t mention is that other taxes (what the B.C. Liberals prefer to call fees and tolls and recycling deposits and carbon-neutrality goals and MSP premiums and ICBC rates and ferry fares and BC Hydro costs) have climbed to heights unimagined since they claimed power in 2001. Dix may be risky. That remains to be seen. But, the past 10 years have not exactly resembled Shangri-La for the average family struggling to survive. ---Kamloops This Week
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
The anniversary of a miracle
t seems the time has passed so quickly. On Dec. 14, 2010 I was whisked off to Edmonton via the medivac air ambulance to have my surgery. It seems like just a few weeks ago that this truly wondrous miracle occurred. Some unknown stranger and their family gave their consent to be an organ donor, they lost their life and passed it on to me. Dr. Dennis Modry, his surgical team, the nurses and the rest of the transplant team/staff dedicated their knowledge, time and resources to give me the gift of life, a second chance at life with the 30th heart and double lung transplant done at the University of Alberta Hospital. In the past year I have received many cards, greetings and prayers, it is a challenge to count or remember all of them. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement and continued support. It means a lot me and my family, I am humbled. In the 12 months since my trans-
NOT SATISFIED I recently sent a letter to all MLAs in B.C. in hopes that someone would finally go to the electorate and ask for input on the HST vs the GST/PST. I am not satisfied with responses received so far. Even our own MLA, Eric Foster, “passed the buck.” Our government is not looking well into the future and not working proactively on our taxation mechanism. We need to pay taxes because they go towards such services as health, education and affordable housing. We should use a less cumbersome system. Our government needs to admit they did not act in our best interests by consulting with us but will do it now. Provide us with information on how VAT (Value Added Tax) taxation is done in Europe, use a public forum in all communities, and use e-mail, twitter and other media to get us all to comment on what we like/do not like about the European system, then adjust the HST to suit our own circumstances. We would save billions by not having to pay back the federal
plant I have been to Edmonton several times for follow up appointments. Each time I arrive at the hospital it feels like I am home in a strange way, a comfort zone of sorts after living there for several months. Then again when I come back over the hill and see Vernon, I feel at home again. A strange paradox in my life. I am doing well, the doctors are pleased with my progress. They keep sending me home with a few less medications each time. I now however, will be on anti-rejection drugs for the rest of my life and need to be wary of flus, viruses and other environments that may harm my precious gift. Even shaking hands or getting a hug from someone is a risk if they have something I could catch. Since getting back to Vernon in April I have participated in and sang at the Vernon Kidney Walk, presented my transplant journey and entertained at the Kamloops government and would achieve a more efficient, less costly system. In Europe, the VAT was 17.5 % - it’s gone up to 20% as of January, 2011. For items such as children’s car seats, home gas heating and electricity it’s 5%. For most foods (I assume ‘junk’ foods are taxed) there’s no tax. There’s also no tax on books, magazines, newspapers, children’s clothes, special circumstance items (eg equipment for the disabled). Are citizens in B.C. interested? Send your MLA a letter or phone! Julia Lissau SMART METERS Recently I attended an information meeting concerning the BC Hydro Smart Meter plan. It was roughly divided into two aspects. The first aspect was that of the corporate world and how Hydro is operating, in itself being of two parts. It is first of all voodoo economics - a deferred debt that will eventually bankrupt the company and make it an easy target for
Kidney Walk, presented to Silver Star school, toastmasters and rotary clubs and have attended several jam sessions to test out my new lungs. They work great and my voice is very good, my fingers are also being reminded of their role. Keep your eyes open, I will soon be out 'fiddling around.' In 2012 I have plans for kayaking, golfing and going to Calgary for the Canadian Transplant Games in July. I just need to learn a sport! Through my transplant expecheap corporate take-over by some supranational company. There are many problems with the billing and handling of the new microwave style metering system that will neither save money nor energy. Secondly, is the problem with Hydro’s corporate buddies in the provincial government. The connections between the business world, the provincial government, and Hydro are typical of most modern western governments, with several people serving dual purpose roles that imply conflict of interest. The second aspect of the presentation was the health aspect. Smart Meters use microwaves, the same energy level that cooks food in the appropriately named microwave oven. These waves are also used for cell phone use, Wi-fi, and are used in schools and businesses for their computer systems. Health Canada does not at present recognize any health problems for people on the basis that people are not electrical beings. Any secondary student of biology and
chemistry knows that microwaves, as part of the electromagnetic spectrum, have powerful effects on cellular level human biology. The important idea here is that Hydro has been given by the government, without citizen’s consent, the right to install these meters in all homes in B.C. There are various means to limit this, one of which is that several communities are declaring in bylaw a moratorium on the installation of these potentially damaging meters. As our new mayor is a doctor of some sort, it would be of particular interest to hear from him on this question. More importantly, if he is truly a democratic representative of the people of Vernon, he will accept an information meeting to be given to Vernon City Council. I call upon the new city council and the mayor to openly investigate the concerns about this issue. If there is any reasonable doubt a moratorium should be put in place in Vernon as well. Jim Miles
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Advent and Christmas will now always have a special meaning to me and those who know me. I now have two birthdays, one in the summer and one in the winter. For one special family it will always be a time of remembrance for a loved one they lost. They now live on in a special place in my heart until we meet, and I will be able to thank them in person for their generosity. Lastly, part of my new life is informing the public about organ and tissue donation and registration. If you are not a registered donor my hope is you would consider registering at www.transplant. ca to leave a living legacy, give someone a second chance at life and be a hero to someone you will never meet. God bless you all this Christmas season, I look forward to seeing you all in 2012. Gratefully yours, Kevin Kienlein
rience I have met many other transplant recipients and many others waiting for their call. Every transplant journey is different and unique. I was very blessed. I had a few bumps in the road, gone past them and have done very well since. Others I know are not so fortunate, some have many complications and issues that are not easily resolved. For my friend Annee after nine months of waiting in the hospital for a donor, she is now six months post transplant and has still not gone home. Cindy, a young lady from Vernon, had her liver transplant Oct. 14 and is still having challenges. Please keep them in your thoughts. I feel blessed that I had such wonderful support from everyone in Vernon and my friends on the internet. Facebook was a wonderful way to keep in touch, the messages on my page and 'Friends of Kevin Kienlein' were most appreciated.
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Downtown vital for recovery RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Enderby’s recovery from the recession is dependent on investment in the downtown core, according to the city’s mayor. Howie Cyr is convinced that much of council’s agenda in 2012 will be dominated by revitalization of the central commercial core. “I have talked to lots of people and it’s on everyone’s minds. We need to attract business,” he said. Cyr expects that the process towards revitalization will include city hall, the Enderby Chamber of Commerce and interested residents. “We’ll have public meetings so people can say what they want downtown to look like,” he said, adding that an inclusive approach is critical to the success of revitalization.
“We need to attract business.” — Howie Cyr “We need all of the businesses coming on board. They must be prepared to make it happen and the city must participate.” Cyr isn’t sure what kind of revitalization could occur — whether it’s upgraded sidewalks or storefronts — but he says Enderby must position itself as a destination for tourists and potential new businesses. “Let’s make downtown inviting and a happy place to go to. We need to influence people to stop downtown.” As part of that, the city is ensuring tourists know how to find their way off Highway
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approved a $241,687 contract for Postill Nixon Earthworks to improve the storm sewer on Regent Avenue from Brickyard Road to the pump station. Other upgrades are expected when funding is available. Council will also develop the 2012 budget for the city, and Cyr believes it will be a balancing act between providing services residents want and the ability of the public to pay taxes. “We’ll take the expectations and marry them up with the budget,” he said, adding that the financial plan process will include public consultation. Cyr is among a number of new faces at the Regional District of North Okanagan board table and he says there is a sense of optimism that mutual interests among the participating jurisdictions can be addressed. He is particularly focused on Enderby’s relationship with adjacent Area F and joint functions like parks and recreation. “I’m really optimistic about what we can accomplish. (Area F) director Jackie Pearase is very enthusiastic.” Criminal activity has been a concern for many Enderby residents in recent years, and Cyr says many of those issues have been addressed through improved communications between the city and the RCMP. “In a perfect world, we’d have more police visibility but I know the realities they are facing with resources. We’re in a time where every community can’t have everything,” said Cyr, a former RCMP officer.
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Track talk on table with transportation minister RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
The fight to save a North Okanagan transportation corridor continues. A delegation from the Regional District of North Okanagan will meet with B.C. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Minister Blair Lekstrom Wednesday to discuss the fate of the rail line between Spallumcheen and Grindrod.
“Hopefully we can protect the corridor for the environment, transportation and future planning needs,” said Patrick Nicol, RDNO chairperson. “This new board hasn’t had an opportunity to listen to the comments from the province and it needs to be brought up to speed.” Canadian Pacific’s contractor, Okanagan
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put in by tax dollars so we should have a say in The Regional how they’re kept up.” District of North Appointments Okanagan wants to Proceed ensure public access to Regional District forestry roads. of North Okanagan The board will directors have been write the given their Union of B.C. duties for a Municipalities new year. expressing A numconcerns about ber of the provincial appointgovernment’s ments have review of been made operating rural to commitRick Fairbairn resource roads. tees and “Who will external take on the responsi- agencies. bility for these roads?” “Each individual said director Rick brings significant Fairbairn. exp er ience “What will and value to it mean for this team,” rural areas and said Patrick municipalities Nicol, board that depend chairperon forestry son. roads?” Director If roads J a c k i e Patrick Nicol were to be Pearase closed or not will go maintained, RDNO is to the Fraser Basin concerned there could be reduced access for residents, recreational users and tourists to forested areas and maintenance costs may be passed on to communities. “These roads are key to the communities we’re trying to promote tourism,” said director Eugene Foisy to us and have of hiking, camping, your fees covered! hunting and fishing. “These roads were Limited time offer! Morning Star Staff
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A familiar name in Canadian politics is coming to Vernon. Justin Trudeau, a Montreal MP and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, will take part in a public event Jan. 15.
“Mr. Trudeau will attend a public luncheon at Okanagan College which will include Mr. Trudeau engaging with the public,” said Dianne Perrier, with the Okanagan-Shuswap Liberal Association. The topic will be what the future holds for youth in Canada.
The public is welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m., with the event running from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seven members of the OkanaganShuswap riding will be attending a national Liberal convention, slated for Ottawa Jan. 13 to 15.
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
Grizzlies ground Vipers in third GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
Even with celebrity A-listers Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in attendance, birthday boy Jason Williamson was hardly in a celebratory mood Friday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vernon Vipers’ head coach, who turned 31, spent the minutes after his team’s 4-3 B.C. Hockey League loss to the Victoria Grizzlies locked behind closed doors in a lengthy team meeting. The 17-15-1-2 Snakes are three points out of an Interior Conference playoff spot, and with injuries to key personnel, have to be feeling a twinge of urgency with just 25 regularseason games remaining. They entertained the second-place Merritt Centennials (20-10-2-5) Saturday night at Wesbild. “We can stare at a board all day long and look at what our roster looks like when everybody’s healthy... but right now we’re just battling for a playoff spot and we have to find that way to win,” said Vipers’ assistant coach Chris Shaw. “It’s getting to the point where we have to step up collectively as a group. Daily, we do the right things, and it just comes down to executing when it’s game time. It’s just consistency and playing with passion any time you’re on the ice.” Kidman and Urban, rumoured to be holidaying up at Silver Star Mountain Resort, left at the second intermission, missing out on Mike Moran’s winner with five minutes to play in regulation. Alex Holland jumpstarted the play by intercepting Max Mowat’s cross-ice pass at the blueline and transitioned into a 2-on-1. Kirby Halcrow (24 saves) made the initial stop, but the puck careened into the net off Moran’s fallen body as he crashed the net. Vernon had plenty of jump to start the game and were rewarded with an early powerplay goal by second star Mike Zalewski, his 19th of the season. After some quick perimeter work, defenceman Brett Corkey fed the puck down low to the New Hartford, N.Y. native for a back-door one-timer in front of 2,000 fans. Former Viper Jarryd Ten Vaanholt (17th goal), who was traded to Victoria in the preseason, answered for the 18-19 Grizzlies at 11:11, burying a loose puck in front of Halcrow. Ten Vaanholt, who has 41 points in 36 games playing first-line minutes with snipers Wesley Myron and Wade Murphy, left the game later in the first period after suffering a knee-on-knee collision with Vernon defenceman Ryan Renz. “It’s a big charley horse and luckily for me it wasn’t exactly on my knee, it’s just above it,” said Ten Vaanholt, who liked how his team responded after a sluggish start. “It was a playoff atmosphere. You could tell both teams were desperate. It was right down to the wire. We need every point we can get and that was just a big win.” Despite being traded, Ten Vaanholt holds no ill will towards the Vipers. If anything, he feels indebted to them for bringing him back to the BCHL after the Salmon Arm SilverBacks dealt him to the Saskatchewan league during the off-season. “I never actually got to play a regular-season game, but Vernon did do a lot for me,” he said. “They got me out of Saskatchewan and back to the B.C. Hockey League, which is where I needed to be, so I can’t be mad at them. “If you look at the stats I’ve put up, it’s not like they traded me back to Saskatchewan, or to a team where I’m
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Victoria Grizzlies’ netminder Garrett Rockafellow holds his ground to deny Vernon Vipers’ forward Brendan Persley in BCHL action Friday night at Wesbild Centre; Right: Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and country singer husband Keith Urban enjoy themselves at the game. buried in the lineup and not putting up points. “Any time you get the chance to play against the old team, the team that traded you away, you always have that extra incentive. I guess getting that goal tonight was the cherry on top of the win.” Darren Nowick (25th), taking a feed from Zalewski, showed some great hands in close to beat Grizzlies’ netminder Garrett Rockafellow to make it 2-1 after 20 minutes. The Vipers had their eyes wide shut in the second period as the others from Victoria were far and away the better team, outshooting Vernon 11-6 and recording back-to-back goals to earn their first lead. Myron (17th, third star) got it started at 8:14 with a 5-on-3 goal, converting a slick cross-ice feed from Murphy. Call-up player Dayne Ellison gave the visitors a 3-2 edge at 13:29 before Aaron Hadley equalized for Vernon late in the second frame. Vernon dominated the third period, but couldn’t push a puck past first star Rockafellow (30 saves). The Crossfield, Alta. product came up with a desperation game stopper on Adam Tambellini five minutes into the final period. With the Vipers swarming, the downed keeper stretched his arm back across the crease to deny Tambellini from gimme range. “I got pretty lucky. I just saw that he was shooting and laid back and put my arm around,” smiled Rockafellow, who played last season with the KIJHL Revelstoke Grizzlies. Added Grizzlies’ assistant coach Rob Doyle: “That’s the save that turned the game around for us.
“Not very many people have taken wins out of this building in the last few years. The atmoshpere is great, you know they’re a good team and their rich hockey history and you have to come to play. It’s good for the guys and we’ll build on it.” Rockafellow also shone in the first period, denying Corkey after a slick end-to-end rush, Turner Lawson, on a point-blank one-timer, and Tambellini, on a 2-on-1 with Colton Sparrow. “We had bus legs in the first so I kind of knew what was expected,” said Rockafellow. “After the (first period), even though they came at us hard, it was good for us to rebound and finish off the game.” SNAKE BITES: Williamson juggled his lineup Friday night, shifting Lawson, normally a d-man, up to the wing. He also called up Revelstoke Grizzlies blueliner Lucas Hildebrand.
Burns banks pair as Knights rally to knock off Eagles Morning Star Staff
It showed in the early going, but a twoweek holiday hiatus didn’t keep the North Okanagan Knights down for long. After spotting the Sicamous Eagles an early 2-0 lead, the Knights rallied with three unanswered goal en route to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win
Friday night in Sicamous. Vernon’s Tanner Burns, with his 11th and 12th goals of the season, powered the Knights’ attack with two goals and an assist. Bryce Koch buried the winner on a thirdperiod powerplay. Armstrong’s Brett Hawrys finished with two helpers. “It’s hard to get back at it (after a long
break),” said Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette. “10 minutes in and we were cutting corners for sure.” The Eagles (13-19-1-1) took the lead on singles by Connor Fynn and Brendon Wilde before Lee Muir answered for North Okanagan (24-10-0-1) later in the frame, leaning into a hard shot to beat Kris Drott
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e broke his back and neck in six places. Also fractured his clavicle, sternum and multiple ribs. Both his lungs collapsed. It was the worst crash of pro motocross racer Brent (Airmail) Worrall’s career, one which has left him paralyzed, in a wheelchair, facing lengthy rehabilitation and uncertain financial woes. Worrall is a former Canadian champion, who was ranked No. 10 in the world in his class when a mechanical malfunction in mid-flight flyswatted him as he attempted the track’s largest jump at a race in Walton, Ont. in August. He soared 140 feet and nose dived out of control. “At 45 years old you don’t bounce that well anymore,” said Worrall, a Vernon father of three. “I remember hitting the ground and was conscious. Everything hurt and I was face down with the 236pound bike on top of me. My lungs were collapsed within minutes and I was out. I woke up two-and-a-half days later and knew where I was and Kevin Mitchell what had happened, sort of.” Paralyzed from the sternum down, Brent was induced into a coma in a London health facility in Ontario where he fought for his life. His heart stopped and needed to be re-started four times. On the eighth day after surgery to stabilize his back (three rods and 15 screws hold his backbone together now), he was deemed well enough to be flown back to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Brent and his girlfriend, Gisela Stieda, were told by a trauma centre team that he would have to fly in a low-flying plane due because the altitude regular flights fly at would collapse his lungs again. He still had drain tubes in his lungs to keep fluid from pooling in them, and needed his vitals checked constantly. “We were assured that the flight was at no cost to us. Brent arrived in Vernon Aug. 25 where he was put in isolation on the surgical ward,” said Stieda. “He had open wounds and tubes draining fluid out of his lungs. He developed a bacterial infection in his surgical scar (which runs the entire length of his body). This nearly killed him and scared us beyond belief. ” Worrall later suffered another bladder infection and blood clot in his left leg. Shortly before Christmas, he opted to come home after the setbacks he felt could have been avoided. During all these months of recovery, Worrall has also been hounded by the London health facility for a $27,800 bill for the flight home. He has tried unsuccessfully to contact B.C. Medical, while also sending an e-mail to Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes with no response. Worrall, who finished third in the Over 40 class at the Western Canadian Championships in July, said his spinal cord was grossly dislocated and all the small vascular receptors have been destroyed but can regenerate with time. In an emotional YouTube video, Worrall thanks sponsors Valley Moto Sport Kelowna, Riders Edge Suspension Vernon, Goldentyre Canada, and MX Forum. He tears up, revealing how in his younger
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Vernon pro motocross racer Brent Worrall in action (above) and in a wheelchair. days, his life was going sideways with alcohol before he returned to motocross and turned things around. He holds out hope he will one day walk again. “I know of handfuls of individuals who have experienced the same fate and saw and empathized with their pain and struggle. Now that it has happened to me I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. I am still the same person who loves life, Gisela, my family and the outdoors. “Motocross has given me life-long friendships and a passion that is irreplaceable. I will harness every ounce of fortitude I used to achieve greatness in the sport of motocross and make my life a success. While still hospitalized in October, I committed to The Ride To Conquer Cancer in 2013 on a hand-pedalled wheelchair 300km from Surrey to Seattle in two days.” Scheduled for a long overdue stay in GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver next week, Worrall’s daily routine is very limited since he lives in a condo with two flights of eight stairs. “If I want to go outside, I have to contact a strong friend and be carried up and down,” he chuckled. “We are most likely going to have to relocate but being confronted with this $27,800 medical flight bill is virtually going to make that impossible. It has caused great stress and grief for Gisela and I, who cannot believe our government is turning their backs on us.” He said GF Strong will teach him to
transfer his weight and get back into the mainstream of life. “I’m looking out the window right now thinking about how my life has changed the last four months, and I’m ready for GF Strong,” said Worrall, Friday afternoon. “They’re going to work me.” He was working in the service department at Kenkraft RV prior to his summer trek east “but my main goals this year were to give the three major races my best shot and then just take a more relaxed approach and involvement in the sport.” He says support from friends in motocross is keeping his spirits high. “That’s what makes things like this survivable: good friends, good people.” To help Worrall in his recovery, visit: brentsrecovery.weebly.com.
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The Vernon Home Building Centre Midget Vipers started their home tournament on a winning note with an exciting 3-2 win over the Chilliwack Bruins at Civic Arena Friday night. Cody Hendrickson went top shelf in the first period, from Braydon Sophonow and Austin Krahn, to give the Tier 1 squad the lead. Patrick Dove hit the back of the net with a wrister, from game MVP Dennon Leibel, to make it 2-0 before the top-ranked Bruins cut the lead in half before the end of the first period. Sophonow restored the two-goal cushion in the third frame with a seeing-eye shot from the slot, assisted by Austin Garrington and Hendrickson. The Bruins scored a powerplay marker with five minutes left to close the gap, and pulled their goalie to try to equalize, but Vipers’ netminder Max Brown was solid down the stretch. The Vipers played Calgary and Seafair of Richmond in round-robin play Saturday. The semifinals of the six-team tourney are slated for 7:30 and 10 a.m. today, with the championship game scheduled for 3 p.m. at Civic.
Meanwhile, the North Okanagan Knights dropped their opening games at the Shoot to Thrill Atom Development Tournament Friday in Enderby, starting with an 11-2 loss to the Vernon H&L Glass Wolfpack. Singles by Ben King, Eric Noren, assisted by King, and Lochlan O’Keefe had the Pack up by three at the end of the first period. King (from Noren) and Jaxxon Collard (from Rowen Miller) made it 5-0 in the second period before Mitchell Brown finally answered for the Knights, assisted by Alex Gilowski. Brandon Matvenko added North Okanagan’s second goal at the 14-minute mark, assisted by Gilowski and Korden Haller, but the Wolfpack racked up another six goals in the third, with Noren and Miller each scoring twice, and O’Keefe and Kael Black each collecting singles. Tyson Fairweather and Collard helped out with assists for Vernon. Caedon Bellmann and Easton Hunter shared goaltending duties for the Knights. Cameron Moger and Gavin Fleck handled the offence as North Okanagan bowed 3-2
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Hit the ball longer while learning how to warm up for the best round of your life. Kalamalka Laker grad Jesse Crowe will work on these aspects of golf and more in Power Golf classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Kal Fitness Centre. Indoor sessions will run for six weeks with a seventh class set for the range in April at Canoe Creek Golf Course in Salmon Arm, where Crowe is head pro. “Power Golf is designed to help golfers of all skill levels do what every golfer wants,” said Crowe, a fun-loving, 30-year-old father of two. “Hit the ball farther. We will cover the basics as well as advanced levels of grip, stance, posture, finish position, take away and the power turn. “We will also cover the proper warm up for golf and run a class called Drills, Drills, Drills, a session on how to take what you’re learning and apply it to your practice at the golf course. “The final lesson at Canoe Creek will bring it all together on the range and the golfer will be hitting it farther and straighter.” Cost is $120 and registration is through Kal Fitness (250) 549-1240. Crowe, who played college golf for the Camosun Chargers in Victoria, has 15 years teaching experience and is one of the best players on the Callaway Interior PGA Tour. The course was extremely popular in 2011 and space is limited in each class so early registration is urged. There are four times to choose from: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. starting Jan. 24, Thursdays at 6 p.m. starting Jan 26, or Saturday mornings at either 10 or 11:30, starting Jan. 28.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don’t allow a fast- talking friend to get you to do something that wouldn’t serve your best interests, just because you don’t want to hurt your pal’s feelings. Be your own person.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS Bricks4Kidz builds skills Learning, building, playing – all three go hand in hand at Vernon’s new Bricks4Kidz franchise. Bricks4Kidz, owned by Karen Peters, offers project-based programs designed to teach the principles and methods of engineering and architecture, as well as concepts across a variety of subject areas including math, science and history using Lego bricks. Aimed at children ages three to 12, the activities are designed to trigger kids’ lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. “We strive to foster creativity and problem solving and enable children to learn not only by listening and observing, but also by using their fine motor skills and spatial intelligence,” said Peters, who hosted a grand opening Saturday at the store (#107-2411 Highway 6). Peters said Bricks4Kidz places an emphasis on providing a relaxed and fun learning environment to facilitate problem solving and to stimulate curiosity and self-expression. Bricks4Kidz offers after-school programs, weekend classes, birthday parties, homeschool programs, preschool programs, in-school field trips, daycamps, pro-d programs, and kids night out. These can all be run out of the creativity centre, schools or any other location.
Business barometer rises slightly According to the latest survey data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business confidence is on the rise. CFIB’s business barometer climbed to 65.0 in December, more than a point above its November level. “The business barometer index has historically hovered between 65 and 70 when the economy is expanding,” said Ted Mallett, vice-president and chief economist for CFIB. “The return to near normal is seen as good news for Canada’s economic performance, which had lately been constrained by uncertainties in foreign markets.” Business owners in Alberta (73.6) and Saskatchewan (72.2) are the most optimistic in the country, while B.C. is stable at 68.0. Optimism in central Canada is close to the national average – Quebec (65.3), Manitoba (64.8), and Ontario (63.5). Confidence in Atlantic Canada, however, continues to lag. Newfoundland and Labrador, P.E.I. and New Brunswick are at an identical 59.8. Nova Scotia is the least optimistic province at 55.6. Using a scale between zero and 100, an index level above 50 means owners expecting their businesses’ performance to be stronger in the next year outnumber those expecting weaker performance. The December 2011 findings are based on 900 responses, collected from a stratified random sample of CFIB members. Visit www.cfib.ca/research/ barometer/ to view the full report.
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Individuals living with hearing loss have a new option in the North Okanagan. Tosha Hodgson, a registered audiologist and hearing instrument practitioner with more than 12 years experience, has opened Rockwell Audiology, the first full-time private practice in Vernon. “This new clinic is a great asset to the area as it will help provide direct access to a wider range of audiology services for children, adults, seniors and special needs populations,” said Hodgson, who holds a master’s degree in audiology from the University of Western Ontario. “Individuals no longer need to travel to Kelowna or Salmon Arm to see an audiologist which is especially great news for those who are less mobile, do not have access to a vehicle, or simply cannot drive.”
Rockwell Audiology, located in Sun Valley Mall on the corner of 30th Avenue and 34th Street, offers clients comprehensive audiological assessments, hearing aid prescriptions, hearing aids and assistive listening devices for those challenged by hearing loss. Other available services and products at the clinic include custom earplugs for musicians, swimmers, construction workers, dentists and pilots. Those afflicted with tinnitus – a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears – may also benefit from Hodgson’s expertise. Hodgson, who notes hearing loss is the fourth most prevalent disability in Canada (after mobility, pain and agility), has structured Rockwell Audiology to provide a medical model of hearing health care. “With our leading-edge medical devic-
es and equipment, Rockwell Audiology Inc. is a premium venue for providing thorough assessments of patients’ hearing capabilities,” said Hodgson, who is certified by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C., and by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. As the only private dispensing clinic in Vernon (there are two public audiologists with Interior Health) and with a registered audiologist on staff full-time, Hodgson says services can be provided to all individuals who require testing for medical and/or legal purposes. As a way of giving back, Hodgson accepts donations of old hearing aids, which she collects and forwards to hearing aid manufacturers for refurbishing. They are then donated to developing nations and disaster-stricken areas.
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resh year. Fresh faces. Fresh ideas – it is an exciting time at the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce, starting with the transition of executive director Tate Bengtson to his new role as deputy administrative officer with the City of Enderby. Tate’s contributions to the chamber have been many, and the board of directors and I wish him the very best in his
the appointment of Madison Giesbrecht new position. as recreation manager (formerly office I arrived in Enderby as the new execumanager), replacing Willow Burton, who tive director in early December and the moved on to new adventures transition is going well. Having in Squamish. We also welcome come most recently from Powell Celeste Rasmussen to her posiRiver on the Sunshine Coast I tion as office assistant. bring to the North Okanagan The organization’s AGM was my wife and two young daughheld Nov. 24 at the Enderby ters. We are quite excited to be Legion. The turnout was one closer to family and living in a of the best in recent years and place that we have adored stakeholders were excited for for years, thanks in part to our many camping advenDarren Robinson the coming year. Ted Morrison retained his position as the tures in the surrounding organization’s president, while Cora area. Prevost (vice-president), Judy Dangel (secI look forward to helping the organization achieve its vision of a vibrant, retary) and Brad Case (treasurer) round out the rest of executive committee. The diverse and successful business sector that inspires, respects, supports and directorship for the coming year includes serves a healthy community. David Adams, Andrea Hickman, Neil Other staff transitions include Fidler, Garfield Kirchner, Shirley Leonard
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Visitors will find tea and water for sale along the route to the Mount Sinai summit. Helena built a small chapel on the believed site of the biblical burning bush, where the Manin-the-Sky first had words with Moses. In the 6th century Emperor Justinian built a church incorporating the chapel, and the monastery with a protective wall to house icons and ancient manuscripts. It is time to begin our Mt. Sinai ascent. Rounding the bend alongside the monastery Mohammad points at a 2285metre peak and says, “Look! Jebel Musa (Mt. Moses)!” I know our athletic abilities will be taxed. “There are two ways up,” Mohammad continues, “one being 3750 Steps of Repentance, laid by monks as a form of penance. The route we will take is the
winding path ahead that at a steady pace takes approximately two hours - and then there are 750 steps to the summit.” From this point, some in our group mount camels for a ride up to the steps. We start off with the walkers, noting far ahead others on foot appear as ants weaving their way upward. Bedouins leading camels along the route call out, “Want ride? Air-conditioned taxi?” “No,” we reply, “We go like Moses.” It becomes a matter of proving we can do it. I am overjoyed when we come to a small stone-benched rest house. Mohammad tells us this is the first of six of these welcome reprieves, and that they will be more frequent as the trail gets steeper. By the time we reach the
steps I feel the burn of lactic acid in muscles I didn’t know I had. We wolf down energy bars and gaze up to where the mountain top fades into the ether, then begin. The rock cut steps are uneven and of varying depths, requiring our concentration for each foot placement. After the first 300, we need to stop every 20 steps to slow our pounding hearts. At about 400 steps, Rick pants, “I have new respect for that Moses fellow, as wasn’t he in his 80’s when he brought down the ‘Big Ten’?” The top! Eureka! A stone chapel stands at the highest point of the summit, and a mosque on the flat rock slightly below. The splendour of the surrounding mountains and valleys is breathtaking; earthy hues of caramel, sienna and charcoal change with chameleon swiftness as deep rose streaks of the setting sun embrace the sky. While Rick’s camera captures this rare beauty, I sit on the precipice waiting for spiritual reflections befitting the mount, but my lone thought is ‘Oh Lord, we still have to get down!’ Darkness falls like a stage curtain as we begin our descent. My legs are likened to cooked spaghetti by the time we reach the sinuous trail. With gravity on our side from then on I only have to shuffle one foot in front of the other. In the café at the bottom we clink our cups of sweet milk tea and relish the elation of conquering Mt. Sinai and that Rick and I were neither stiff nor sore the next morning is a miracle. Colleen Friesen is with Travel Writers’ Tales.
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For a new reality TV show called Fast Talkers, who better to spotlight than an auctioneer? And Spallumcheen’s Rod Burnett of Valley Auction, a two-time, provincial, Canadian and world champion auctioneer, is among the finest. Burnett, who turned 37 Thursday, is sharing his everyday life as a world-class auctioneer with help from celebrity host Brett Wagner of Speed Channel’s highest-rated show, Pass
Time, and the magic of producer and cameraman Kevin Deane of San Francisco-based Oakville Lane Productions. “They’re shooting a pilot with the name of Fast Talkers, and once they get this footage, Kevin will take it to a huge television convention at the end of the month in San Francisco and shop it to the different networks,” said Burnett, who has had Wagner and Deane with him in Spallumcheen this week. “Hopefully, a certain network will buy 10 epi-
sodes or a year’s worth. This is all just a lead-up to us selling the show. Once the show is sold, hopefully it becomes a regular occurrence.” The idea for the show came to Wagner about a year ago while he was helping Burnett sell classic cars at auctions. Wagner and Deane visited Burnett in Red Deer in September at a three-day class car auction, and spent the better part of three days at Valley Auction helping Burnett with a cattle auction. They wrapped up the
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Kevin Deane, of Oakville Lane Productions, films Rod Burnett and the potential buyers at a live Valley Auction car sale in Armstrong Thursday. The footage is for a proposed new reality TV show called Fast Talkers. He even laughingly admits he’s turned to Deane and said things like ‘Oh I probably shouldn’t have said that.’ Burnett credits Wagner and Deane for being consummate professionals during filming. “Wagner is one-third of the show, he’s the guy helping us on the floor and he has picked up the auction business, which
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Community commits to council with re-election nod ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
It’s a rarity in municipal politics to have an entire council re-elected. So, when Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper, who retained his seat by acclamation, was welcoming back his six returning councillors, he told his council to take their re-election as an endorsement of its community commitment. “I am confident that we will continue to listen, analyze the progress the city will be taking, and then make the correct decisions for the community as a whole,” said Pieper, who was rejoined at the council chamber by Councillors Paul Britton, Shirley Fowler, Ryan Nitchie, Sully O’Sullivan, Kelly Rowe and John Trainor. The only real change Pieper made when making committee appointments was putting O’Sullivan in charge of
public works, relieving involved in all aspects Fowler who will be the of city hall and regional city’s representative to functions. The next few months the Regional District of will be particularly busy North Okanagan. It’s public works for the finance committhat generally draws tee as it sets a budget the most complaints based on the city’s ecofrom the public, as the nomic reality, as well as that of the committee is country. responsible “Our budfor everything get planning that people will have to use every day reflect careful like water, and prudent sewer and spending, yet roads. maintaining “We will Chris Pieper the services be starting that residents on our new expect and infrastructure long-term plan- want,” said Pieper. “We ning document after currently enjoy one of Christmas,” said Pieper. the lowest tax rates of “That will plan for our similar-sized communinext short-term proj- ties, and that’s an objecects, and set direction tive we want to keep.” One of the highlights for the whole commuof 2011 was the city nity infrastructure.” Pieper plans to winning the B.C. porreview the committee tion of the TSN Kraft structures every Dec. 1 Celebration Tour, resultduring the next three- ing in the sports channel year term to provide shooting a live version of all councillors with the its popular Sportscentre opportunity to become show from downtown
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The wisdom of epiphany CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
Epiphany, Jan. 6, marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas and is traditionally the day when the Wise Men arrived to visit the infant Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. “The coming of Christ is a symbol that the waiting of Advent is over, that something wonderful has happened and is to be celebrated with Christmas. Epiphany marks the end of the season with the recognition that wisdom is made manifest in the world,” said the Rev. Canon Chris Harwood-Jones of All Saints Anglican Church. “All I can do is speak on behalf of my particular branch of the Christian faith. There are various interpretations. In my understanding, and one of the things I like about the Epiphany story, is that it is an interfaith story. The Wise Men were certainly not Christians and they were not Jews. We do not know their faith tradition, but they had the wisdom to find Christ, to recognize the importance of his birth as part of the wisdom of the universe revealed. This should teach us to see the presence of God in all religions and seek God’s presence in people of all faiths. The Wise Men understood the work of God in another religious tradition but they went back to their own traditions, they did not stay to become disciples.” For Harwood-Jones, the gifts of the Magi, the Wise Men, symbolize who Jesus is. The gold is a gift for a king, the frankincense is for a high priest, and myrrh for death. “For me, Jesus is a manifestation of the word of God, the logos of Greek philosophy. The Greek philosophy is timeless, with history and external reality, while God’s thought process, the logos, created the universe. The Jewish tradition is that God has a purpose working out in reality with a historical messiah. These views came together in Christianity,” he said. “In my view, the logos is fully manifested in Jesus Christ. The logos could be manifested 100 per cent in other people, faiths and cultures in other ways. This is not a modern view. It’s an ancient view. What is good is modern tolerance for religious freedom, which opens a different conversation space where we can learn and think about our similarities and differences. We are all struggling for what is true and good and beautiful.” He doesn’t like to see people wasting time trying to prove that their religion is
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The Rev. Canon Chris Harwood-Jones of All Saints Anglican Church is one of the members of the Interfaith Bridging Project. the best or the only one. “Maybe God spoke other truths to other faiths, traditions and cultures. It’s up to us to keep listening. Epiphany symbolizes the coming of wisdom, as well as wisdom from another tradition. We use the word to mean insight or wisdom.” In the Christian calendar, Epiphany also symbolizes the spiritual journey, starting in darkness, then the birth of Christ bringing light and wisdom. But there is still a dark time in the year to go, through the time of Lent and then the rebirth of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. “A new person arises transformed. You can’t imagine how much better the new life is than the old life. What had seemed like loss is actually gain. Human beings are always seeking God and we all ask the same questions about God’s work and the universe. It does matter how you
live your life, how you relate to other people. People should seek God’s presence everywhere and look for God’s wisdom within their own spiritual traditions. We all need something beyond this world. People around the world are crying out for moral behaviour at all levels and for good government.” All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon celebrates Epiphany today with a children’s party at 4 p.m., a pot luck supper at 5 p.m. and a choral service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Harwood-Jones is a member of the Interfaith Bridging project launched this fall by Vernon and District Immigrant Services. “It is nice to get out of my own little pond and meet people of different faith traditions and getting to know them. We can learn from the wisdom of others.”
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could get stronger, and horrible yuck could they discovered the joy come out of a sweet of tooting and burping. baby. Robin Williams referenced it has having There were new smells in their play as they something to do with discovered mud, sand a plant in Cleveland. castles, plasThen there tic toys, and is the regular snow. I loved poop, the the smell of spit ups, the them playregular body ing outside discharge that in the cold stinks. As a that stayed on new parent, or their cheeks experienced when they parent our Michele Blais came inside. joy of having The lovely a child push smell of the fresh flowthese uncomfortable ers they would pick for scents to the back of me, from dandelions to our brain. lilacs. As they get bigger There are new smells there is their smell of with school. Beairsto their foods as you try has a distinct smell of to prepare the most years of children being natural and healthy in the building: a blend foods for them from of chalk, cleaners, kids, mushed yams, carrots, sweat, and a host of bananas, that sweet others blending togethsmelling pablum. er. The backpack has Their bath time is a sweet time with bubbles, its new smell and then and special soaps, result- its old smells of stale lunches, sweaty shoes, ing in a pure so clean, treasures at the bottom fresh baby smell. of the bag. There are sweet New books have a pre-school smells with great smell of a fresh bath time, and food, printed pages. Old books and their exploring can even be better as you with crafts — crayons, painting, shaving cream wonder about the hands that have touched the art. The new body pages, the eyes who have smells as their vomit
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scanned the words as others share in the pleasure of reading a good story. We went camping and there are lots of great smells with the outdoors, the smell of the forest, a lake, the river, the ocean all having their own unique scents. A campfire, the musky smell of the forest, burned marshmallows, coffee, hot-dogs. There were the smells of doctor’s offices, hospitals, and the dentist. After-school programs, summer camps, day programs, sports programs, arts centre, science centre all come with their own unique scents. Teenage boys can really stink no matter how many times they bathe. Especially those involved in sports, and their rooms, oh my. They learned how to do laundry and discovered the laundry fresh smell and learnt to appreciate their shirts hung up to dry outside, and that great smell. High schools smell different from elementary schools. As they were older the smell of trying beer, cars, more
House dust can be toxic to children SUE ROSSI
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Children spend more than 80 per cent of their time indoors, most of it in the home. House dust is now known as one of the most significant sources of childhood exposure to toxic substances. Studies have shown that house dust can contain a chemical soup including low levels of flame retardants, metals like lead, mercury and pesticides. Some of these chemicals are tracked in from outdoors but most originate from normal use and simple wear-and-tear on many different consumer products. Particularly for young children, activity such as crawling on the floor, hand-to-mouth activity, and putting toys or other objects in their mouths, increases their exposure. Many people find it surprising that very small amounts of these pollutants are found in house dust with higher levels in dryer lint and in
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Community Calendar JANUARY 8 LUMBY & DISTRICT WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for info. contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Sunday Night NA meeting at 7 p.m., 2800-33rd St. (basement of Gateway Shelter). Open to the public, this is a Traditions meeting. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-5033260 or 1-866-918-3574. AA MEETS SUNDAYS (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. VERNON 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 (formerly Bagel Lane); Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information.
JANUARY 9 HULLCAR & DEEP CREEK HALL SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting Jan. 9 at Hullcar Hall, Armstrong, 7 p.m. For info., call Sherri at 250-546-1944 or e-mail email@example.com THE VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MEETS Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Educational Room. Guests are always welcome. New members are needed to help in the gift shop, volunteer in the hospital, knitting and crafting items for sale and for patient comfort. Please meet at the gift shop at 1:15 for directions. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome. Listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192 for more information. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday it’s snooker from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday it’s crib and bingo at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday it’s carpet bowling at 1:30 p.m. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For information call Joy at 250546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158.
Armstrong Junior Shamrocks
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, January 28, 2012 • 7:00 pm Banquet Room, Anchor Inn Smith Drive, Armstrong
The Executive invites all members of the general public, lacrosse players age 16-20, players’ parents, and persons interested in volunteering to attend this meeting. Executive positions also to be ﬁlled. FMI call Francine 250.546.6330
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BIBLE EFFECTIVELY Ongoing, commitment-free sessions every Wed. at 7:30PM Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Rd, Coldstream For more information call (250)260-7751 or visit www.read-the-bible.ca
Feature Event: Family fun at the Vernon Recreation Centre Jan. 27
njoy a one-night vacation at The Vernon Recreation Centre on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fun includes skating on the Centennial Outdoor Rink; tropical theme pool with water slide; steam room, sauna and hot tub; kids’ play area with bounce castles; carnival games; snack bar with hot chocolate, juice and salads, chili and pizza. Admission is $6 adults; $5 youth, $3 preschool or a family package for $20 (includes four drink coupons). ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Where else can you play free pool all day? Come on down Mondays with a member and sharpen your skills. Or become a member and take advantage of all we have to offer! We close at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETS Mondays at First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Call Joan at 250-5429328 or Judy at 250-545-5491. CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION GROUP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. This is an informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Call 250-542-6155 and ask for Carole, if not available please leave a message. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more information, phone 250-549-3328. YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED (YOU) Peer support group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with disabilities who have similar interests and want to share or build your skills about community networking, independent choices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable environment. For further information contact Crystal Compton at 250-545-9292 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org AA MEETINGS Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. Access (X) No access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call Gordon at 250-549-1608.
JANUARY 10 ABBEYFIELD HOUSES OF VERNON SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. We are providers of non-profit housing for independent seniors. Abbeyfield House is at 3511-27th Ave., opposite Hospice House. New board members welcome, no experience needed. Call Marg at 250-542-6924 for more info. BECOME A FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSION Find out how you can make a difference in our community by becoming a
foster parent. Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 300 – 3001 – 30th Ave, in Vernon. For more information call 250558-0939 or e-mail email@example.com DROP-IN SCIENCE FOR TOTS Okanagan Science Centre Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 12, 17, and 19 Join us for some hands-on science programs designed for toddlers ages 3-5! Introduce your preschooler to science and share the wonder of learning. You supply the curiosity, and we’ll guide you through a new interactive exploration each session! Adults are required to stay with the child(ren) in their care. Cost is $5 per session per child (non-members must pay regular admission for adult and child in addition to the regular program cost of $5 per person). Call 250545-3644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org THE SENIORS ACTION NETWORK MEETING Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the People Place, room 006, 3402-27th Ave. Vernon. Start the new year by becoming more involved in senior related issues.Please join senior and service providers, and interested community members in making a difference for seniors in our community. We look forward to seeing you there. All are welcome. Call Dayle Drury at 250-545 8572 or e-mail sirb@socialplanning LETTER WRITING CLUB MEETS The second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Gallery Vertigo, 3001-31st St., upstairs. Bring paper and a pen. Vertigo will provide inspiring writing atmosphere, refreshments and a comfortable place to write. Stamps and stationary will be for sale at cost and cards made by local artists will be available. All are welcome and admission is by donation. For more info., call 250-503-2297. ARMSTRONG TOASTMASTERS 2645 Are you shy in social situations? Do you get that lump in your throat when you have to talk to strangers? Toastmasters will help you learn communication and leadership skills. We meet every Tuesday evening in Armstrong. Bring a friend &/or spouse with you to observe how we learn to think & speak & listen effectively, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. For more information, visit http://armstrongtoastmasters. webs.com/ or ArmstrongToastmasters2645@gmail.com MOTHERS FOR RECOVERY PEER SUPPORT GROUP For any mother in recovery wishing to help herself and other mothers within her community struggling with addictions. The purpose of this group will be to help addicted mothers obtain recovery and parent successfully. Takes place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child care available at Early Childhood Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For more info. please call Caroline at 250-542-5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. ANAF HOSTS SPORTS FUN Darts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Army, Navy & Airforce, in the Hangar. Every level welcome. Open crib Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Intercity pool fun league Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. LUMBY’S MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ox Pub. Our noon-hour meetings enable working people to attend. Toastmasters Clubs are worldwide and for the purpose of teaching communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Drop in as a guest to see what we are all about. For more info., please call Louise at 250-547-6480 or Marena (evenings) at 250-547-9572. VERNON PC USERS’ CLUB MEETS The second Tuesday of each month at the Schubert Centre at 3505-30th Ave., at 7 p.m. Call Betty at 542-7024 or June at 549-7221 and check out vernon pcusersclub.ca. Get answers to your computer and camera-related questions. ELKS LODGE meets second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876 for info. New members welcome. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court.
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
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Anne Clarke, with Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South Africa Connection, gets up close to a lioness at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe.
Going on an ‘armchair’ safari LYNDA KERR Special to The Morning Star
If the winter weather is getting to you, an “armchair” safari may be just what you need. The first in a series of four travelogues presented by Grannies à Gogo begins with Anne and Hugh Clarke’s presentation, Land and Water Safaris in Africa: The Big Five and Much More. The focus will be on three safaris, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. “I am still amazed at all of the wild animals, reptiles and birds that we were able to see in the wild,” said Anne, adding that some of the highlights were seeing five of the larger animals in Kruger on the first day and over the course of the safaris, many delightful sightings of babies.
If you enjoy armchair travel and wish to go on a photo safari or are seeking an idea for your next trip, this slide photography and narrative will dazzle you. Responding to popular demand after last year’s travelogue sessions, this new series showcases different travel locations and begins Jan. 20. For convenience, you may attend any or all of them, as they are individually priced at $5 per travelogue at the door. The travelogues take place at the People Place, lower level, suite 101, 3402-27th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Other upcoming travelogue dates to note are Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb.10. For more information, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Lynda Kerr is publicity coordinator for Grannies à Gogo.
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More than meets the eye
he passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs recently unleashed a torrent of well-deserved tributes to his accomplishments that have contributed so much to the world of computers we see around us today. Then the following week another icon of the computer industry died, but few outside his Vernon PC Users’ Club family, academicians, computer historians and former colleagues would be aware of the person who probably contributed more to the fact that all the amazing digital devices in use today actually work. His name is
Dennis Ritchie and he was a software developer, a programmer. There was an excellent article in WIRED magazine about Ritchie, from which I will only quote one paragraph that kind of says it all: “Dennis Ritchie is the father of the C programming language, and with fellow Bell Labs researcher Ken Thompson, he used C to build UNIX, the operating system that so much of the world is built on — including the Apple empire overseen by Steve Jobs.” Most users of technology only see what sits on their desk, rests on their lap or is held in their hand and rarely think about what actually causes it to do what it does. This is not surprising because the marketers of digital technology have
strived mightily to make it look sexy and be easy to use. Hardware designers can take most of the credit for outward appearance, but the software designers and programmers are the people who really make these devices as friendly as a purring pussycat. So the next time you marvel at what your iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and the like can do, give a small nod to the programmers who have probably spent megahours creating the software that makes it all happen. The Vernon PC Users’ Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in the cafeteria. Call Betty at 250-542-7024 or Olive at 250-542-8490 for more information.
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Final Ring cycle screens
here’s good news for the Saturday morning opera club. Galaxy Cinema’s recent digital conversion now means that they’re using one of their new digital projectors for opera screenings, giving a far brighter image. But there’s sad news from the Met. Since my October piece, their increasingly frail music director James Levine has failed to appear at scheduled performances this season. He’d fallen while on holiday and, due to a back injury (not his first), had to keep cancelling. Now he’s cancelled again, for the premiere of the fourth and final part of the Met’s groundbreaking Wagner Ring cycle, Götterdämmerung. Once again his place will be taken by Fabio Luisi, now appointed as the Met’s new principal conductor. This new production (one of seven this season) will be screened at the Galaxy at 9 a.m. on Feb. 11. Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) is the last episode in this epic saga, after Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), and Siegfried. Although single episodes are sometimes performed, Wagner wrote them as a coherent whole. The cycle is a work of extraordinary scale. A full per-
formance takes four nights, totalling more than 15 hours. It centers on a magic ring with the power to rule the world, forged by the dwarf Alberich from gold stolen from the Rhine maidens. Wotan (king of the Gods) steals the ring, but is forced to give to the giants Fafner and Fasolt. Wotan’s unending schemes to recover the ring dominate the story, and finally his grandson, Siegfried (who is mortal), wins the ring. The third episode ended in the midst of a giant fire, where Siegfried and the Valkyrie Brünnhilde Jim Elderton became star-crossed lovers, doomed by fate. In the final part Siegfried will be betrayed and killed due to the plotting of the dwarf ’s son, also seeking the ring. Finally Brünnhilde (who is Wotan’s estranged daughter) returns the ring to the Rhine maidens, but in the cataclysmic climax the gods and their home are destroyed. Wagner’s music is dense and richly coloured, growing in complexity as the cycle proceeds. He planned a huge orchestra with a greatly enlarged brass section, with new instruments such as the Wagner tuba, bass trumpet and contrabass trombone. He even had a purpose-built theatre constructed at Bayreuth in Germany, still used for these productions.
Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung, part of Wagner’s Ring cycle, which will be transmitted live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera House Feb. 11.
This fourth section will take six hours including breaks. A marathon indeed, but it promises to be a breathtaking experience. Canadian Robert Lepage directs, and his 60-ton set (built and tested in Toronto), will once again be featured. Coming up this month on Jan. 21, the first Met-HD opera this year is The Enchanted Island, also a new production, screening at 9:55 a.m. In a single piece derived from the work of more than one composer, lovers of baroque opera will have a feast: some of the world’s best singers with music of the baroque masters. And the story is drawn from Shakespeare. Here the lovers from A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on the other-worldly island from The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the opera showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, with a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. The production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, who did Satyagraha as well as the Met’s 125th anniversary gala.
Coffee house gallery brews up satisfying exhibitions Morning Star Staff
Vernon’s Brew Gallery continues to percolate following on the success of six art exhibitions in its inaugural year in 2011. The gallery, located in the Bean to Brew coffee house in downtown Vernon, begins 2012 with two concurrent art shows. In the main gallery space is a bright and fun exhibition called Satisfaction, which features 20 surrealism-inspired edition prints on canvas by Summerland artist Ed Eaton, said River Lewis, Brew Gallery curator, who has worked with Eaton previously in art exhibitions, and also comes from a professional background in virtual modeling as well as photography. “Because we share an understanding of writing virtual reality computer code by hand in the early days of the field, a camaraderie has now developed between us in the art world,” said Lewis. The collaboration to stage the exhibition Satisfaction allows artist and curator to celebrate their immersion in virtual environments and at the same time share with the public the exciting merger of virtual and real world on canvas. Using computer-aided design techniques,
Summerland artist Ed Eaton, left, with Brew Gallery curator River Lewis, shows his surreal images in the main gallery space at Brew Gallery in the Bean to Brew coffee house. Eaton brings scanned material textures, found objects, and virtual spaces into a collection of lively and flexible storylines. The artist’s technical and intuitive skills
are apparent in an engaging body of work selected from the past decade. Hints of text, and intensity of colour and tone offer semi-abstract scenes where the viewer is
compelled to insert their own thoughts and conversations to complete the narrative in each unique conversation piece. “Eaton is able to freely play with computer aided design much as a poet plays with words,” said Lewis. “(His) work has evolved from purely digital to incorporating collected and scanned objects found on walks in the Okanagan. In this way the art stories belong to the community.” The Brew Gallery also has a more intimate gallery space called the Fireside that currently features six colourful mixed media artworks by Vernon artist Angelika Jaeger. Titled Power of Colour, this mini-exhibition of handmade works on canvas includes work from Jaeger’s Migration and Colour is Power series. “Working on the canvas in an exploratory fashion, Jaeger lets images unfold before her,” said Lewis. “Jaeger’s connection to the vibrant and soothing beauty that surrounds us is her inspiration.” Eaton’s Satisfaction and Jaeger’s Power of Colour are both on display at the Brew Gallery, located at 3202 31st Ave., next door to the Vernon Public Art Gallery, until Feb. 2.
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Robbie Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around Jan. 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born Jan. 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. His best known work is Auld Lang Syne. The Kalamalka Highlanders and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth pipe bands are paying tribute to the bard with their annual Burns night. The evening centers on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep’s stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a lone piper. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the Address to a Haggis, an ode that Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins. Along with the haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes) are served alongside roast beef. Vegetarians need not worry as there is plenty of non-meat items to enjoy. Entertainment will be rounded out with toasts to the bard and the ladies, then the pipe bands will entertain along with some highland dancers. The evening will finish with everyone joining in on some Scottish country dancing (lessons included!) The annual Robbie Burns dinner takes place at the Vernon Recreation Centre Jan. 28. Tickets are $35/adults
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Arts Clean comedy sweeps B.C. Morning Star Staff
Finally, a comedy show you can take your kids to. Nationally recognized improv comedy group, The Panic Squad, is teaming up with award winning stand-up comedian Leland Klassen in bringing Canada’s largest clean comedy tour to B.C. Both performers have extensive professional experience bringing clean (i.e. no sex, drugs, or swearing) comedy to a wide range of diverse audiences across the continent. Calling their act the Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour, Klassen and The Panic Squad are in Vernon Thursday to give a performance at Grace Bible Church. The tour will feature comedy from three different genres: improv, sketch and stand up. “All of the comedians involved pride ourselves in performing excellent comedy in our genre,” said Klassen. “Only with this group of comedians and actors can we bring a show that performs such a highlevel of comedy in a variety of styles. Canada hasn’t seen anything like it.” Klassen’s stand-up comedy shows have always had those same characteristics as that of the Squad, so the decision to work together with a common goal to bring laughter to the whole family was a “no brainer” for both. “Our shows bring a level of comedy that has brought both of us national recognition, yet it’s clean enough that we often perform in churches” said said Andrew Bright, a member of The Panic Squad. “Truly
funny comedy that is completely clean is rare these days.” The comedians tested the idea of a comedy combo tour last year with some events in central B.C. The show received such an enthusiastic response, they are repeating the tour this month, and have expanded their dates to reach more cities. “Every venue we contacted from last year’s tour signed on again, and we added dates to accommodate others who wanted a stop in their community,” said Bright. The show is sponsored in part by Laughopolis Video On Demand, a clean comedy channel newly available to audiences in Canada. The Laughopolis channel is available on the Roku media streaming box, and viewers will be able to get clean comedy on their television sets in the same way they currently get Netflix. “It seems only fitting that the only clean comedy channel in North America is teaming up with two of the best clean comedy performers in North America, to bring the best, most diverse, live clean comedy show that Canada has ever seen,” said Klassen. “The show promises hilarious performances that are squeaky clean and designed to bring laughter to the whole family.” The Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour stops at Vernon’s Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Rd., Thursday, Jan 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available by calling 250-549-3095 or get them at the Talkin’ Donkey Coffee House. For more information on the tour, visit www.laughopolistv.com.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012 ➠➠➠ Thursday, January 12, 2012
PUSS IN BOOTS - 91 minutes (G) 10:00 AM Sunday HAPPY FEET TWO - 104 minutes (G) 11:35 AM Sunday THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 118 minutes (PG) 1:20 PM Sunday THE MUPPETS - 103 minutes (G) 3:20 PM Sunday
HUGO - 127 minutes (G) 4:45 PM Nightly NEW YEARS EVE - 118 minutes (PG) 7:15 PM Nightly THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 118 minutes (PG) 9:15 PM Nightly
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tion. And on Jan. 21, Andrew Allen returns to the Performing Arts Centre for a one-nightonly hometown performance. He’s enjoyed the success of two Top-10 singles and performed in hundreds of concerts across Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. with the likes of Bruno Mars, One Republic, Barenaked Ladies and others.
He brings positive energy to the stage with catchy, up-tempo songs and will be joined by Vancouver’s Stef Lang and Australia’s Colin Bullock at his hometown performance. At press time, there are very few tickets remaining for this show so call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) or log online to www. ticketseller.ca to see what’s available. Wishing everyone
a 2012 full of exciting arts experiences and, as always, enjoy the shows!
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GOSSET, Cleone Moss (nee Colban) Drifted peacefully away with her family at her side on Sunday, January 1st, 2012 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her loving family: two daughters, Gail Hall (Alan) of Vernon, Laura Gosset (Don Searle) of Kelowna; two sons, Bill Gosset of Vancouver; and Wallace Gosset (Jo) of Clinton; eleven grandchildren, David, Michelle (John), Christy (Ladd), Melissa, Tom (Jayme), Tara (Paul), Danny, Jenny, Suzie, Nathaniel, Joshua; ten great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Allen, her younger brothers, Jack and Ralph and her eldest son, Dennis, who tragically perished at the age of 14. Cleone was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. Upon her marriage to Allen Gosset, she moved to Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, AB before eventually retiring to the sunny Okanagan. Her busy life revolved around her family, her home and her garden. Together Mom and Dad raised racehorses, travelled extensively, yet still found time to enjoy the growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved ďŹ ne literature, instilling the appreciation of it in her children. Music ďŹ lled her life and her passion for it was contagious. We were blessed to have had such a strong and wise woman as our mother. She had the unassailable ability to embrace lifeâ€™s hurdles and roll with the punches, laughing at the blows â€“ with a sense of humour that would crack up even the most solemn. We would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Orchard Manor, Hawthorn Park for their loving care of mom over the years. We also wish to thank Dr. Jones and the nursing staff on 2 East at KGH for their support of our family and care of mom with such dignity and compassion. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at SpringďŹ eld Funeral Home, 2020 SpringďŹ eld Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to take place in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, memorial donations may be made to Project Literacy-Kelowna, 205-591 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5N9 (250-762-0764). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springďŹ eldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
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BELL, Angelina â€œLenaâ€? It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Angelina â€œLenaâ€? Bell on January 4th, 2012 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
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Tsutako Sakakibara January 8, 2011
In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear mom, That we do not think of you. Your memory is our keepsake, with which weâ€™ll never part. Lovingly remembered Tosh & Marilyn, Ak & Mia, Taeko, Sachie & Harold, Yosh & Sharon, Ken and Len
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ENOKSEN, George Wesley
Passed away aĹŒer a short illness on December 29, 2011 at the age of 79. Wes will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Alice, whom he was married to for 57 years, two daughters Gail (Russel) Lapp of Vernon, Sherry Enoksen of Vernon, his son Mark Enoksen of Barriere, his brother Jim (Jackie) Enoksen of Burlington, his grandchildren Tara Brown of Grande Prairie, Kevin (Adrienne) McIntyre of Vernon, Cory (Mo) McIntyre of Vancouver, Courtney (Chris) Brown of Vernon and three great-grandchildren, Cora, Kennedy and Ava and numerous family and friends. Predeceased by his mother Evelyn, father Arvid and two daughters Donna & Terry. There will be no service as requested.
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Rita Mildred Hill was born on April 25th, 1931 in Sherbrooke, Quebec and passed away on January 3rd, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 80 years. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her husband; Lloyd, to whom she was married for 32 years, her sons; Roger (Elaine) Turcotte, Stacy (Katie) Hill, Darrell (Diane) Hill and Terry Garrington, her grandchildren; Roger Giddy, Andy Elliot, Angela Kerwin, Tyler Hill, Bryce Garrington, Austin Garrington and Christopher Turcotte, Eight great-grandchildren, her brother; Jerry (Marion) Cousins along with numerous extended family members and friends. Rita was preceded in death by two brothers; Harold and Ron Cousins. Cremation preceded a Celebration of Rita’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson of¿ciating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Rita to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187
Margaret ‘Rita’ Campbell
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Wesley “Wes” Roy McCune August 21, 1938 ~ January 4, 2012 Wes passed away peacefully in Vernon at the age of 73. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean, to whom he was married for 51 years; his children Greg McCune, Shelley (Rick) Hawrys, Tracey (Clayton) Castle, Joanne (Ken) Davies, Dawn (Roger) Bootsma, and his 15 grandchildren Derek, Jenelle, Dexx, BreƩ, Joel, Drew, Keegan, Sidney, Mason, Eli, Harley, Jaron, Keaton, Carleigh, and Kate. Wes enjoyed growing up in Regina Beach, SK and started working in Regina. Wes and Jean were married in Regina, and they moved onto Calgary where Wes was employed by NaƟonal Bakery. In 1975, he moved his family to Enderby, where he purchased Sutherland’s Bakery, and successfully built his business for 34 years. Wes loved his Mara Lake Cabin with his boat and family....Įshing and kids water skiing. Wes also enjoyed golĮng, reading, and his long history of compeƟƟve curling, including winning the Vernon Car Spiel! Though his smile is gone forever, and his hand we cannot touch, we will sƟll have so many memories of the one we love so much. Memory of him is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part, God has him in his keeping, we have him in our hearts. Love you Wes, Dad, Grandpa. Memorial Service taking place at We would lik e to thank ev 11:30 am on Monday, January 9, 2012 at St. Ann’s eryone who ca for Wes in his red Catholic Church (Hwy 97A, Enderby, BC). Interment last years. An Angel becam our homecare of cremated remains at Cliīview Cemetery, Enderby, e provider: Fra ncis Yasinski loved her bein BC. Reverend Father Anthony Ackerman OĸciaƟng. - Wes g with him a nd Je friendship an In lieu of Ňowers, please consider a donaƟon to the d all she provi an valued her ded - Thank Francis! Vern Alzheimer Society of BC (#102 3402 27th Ave, Vernon you on’s Polson S pecial Care H BC V1T 1S1, www.alzheimerbc.org) or to Vernon’s been a true g o m e has ift for our fam Polson Special Care Home (Vernon Jubilee Hospital ily. They beca like a family me for Wes and FoundaƟon, 2101 32nd Street, Vernon BC V1T 5L2). provided lovi for him to be n g ca co re m fo rtable and sa Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the Polson Specia fe. Thank you l S ta ff Caregivers family at www.myalternaƟves.ca. w
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nee Beckingham December 24, 1923 - December 29, 2011 Rita passed away on December 29, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Doug and her daughter Beth Panton, and will be lovingly remembered by her children Donald (Patsy), Diane Plomp (Lawrie) and Sheila (Mark) and by all of her grandchildren (Leah, Katie, Alanna, Kimberly, Ashley, Dain, Robb, Taiyo and Ama). Rita was a dedicated, nurturing and creative mother who trusted her own instincts over the conventional parenting practices of her time. Children were the love of her life: she adored them, and showered them with gifts and affection. She modelled strength, passion and creativity for her children and grandchildren, and supported and encouraged all of us to be strong and expressive about ourselves and about our interests. With humour, love and sensitivity, she welcomed inlaws and friends into the ‘Campbell Clan’. And while proud of her Scottish heritage and customs, she often expressed curiosity about, and respect for, all cultures. Rita believed in community, and she valued involvement, so she dedicated many hours to issues that benefit us all. She volunteered with the PTA, the CMHA, and she helped to initiate Vernon’s recycling program in 1970, where she was actively involved for over 30 years. She also developed and coordinated Foster Grandparents of Vernon. For many years, her love for the written language led her to coordinate the local Writer’s Group. She was active in municipal and provincial politics, and she regularly submitted letters to our newspaper’s editor and to city council. In addition, she selflessly gave her time to local art groups such as Okanagan Artist’s League and Little Theatre (now Powerhouse Theatre). She instilled in others an awe and appreciation for natures’ beauty. She expressed her humour through wit, language, and by playfully teasing and fl irting with any willing to reciprocate. She gifted all with her creativity and love for history, sharing her art, poetry and her collection of local and family narratives. One of the simple legacies Mom/Rita/Gran/Mrs. C leaves is that of sharing tea. Until the public celebration of life to be announced later, please raise a cup in tribute to this beautiful and amazing woman. Mom will forever be at her beloved lake, for auld lang syne. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice or Hospice House. Condolences may be emailed to: pleasantvalleyfh.com
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Looking for witnesses regarding an incident that occurred as the pubs were closing on or about September 18th, 2011 at the Silver Star Resort in Vernon, BC. A male in his twenties suffered signiﬁcant injury to his leg. Possibly two females in their twenties who are nurses or nursing students assisted at the scene. If you can provide any information, please call Chuck Clark at ICBC 250-826-7452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Stroes at ICBC 250-505-2205 or email Jennifer.email@example.com re: ICBC Claim P099631-6.
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SWF 50 out of the dating scene for 24 years, searching for N/S, N/D male who likes comedy, football, snuggling, music, staying at home more than gallivanting to all the Meat Markets on Friday Night. Who’s in control of his own sexual awareness and isn’t completely consumed by it. Likes to help cook, ﬂea markets, the arts, local hockey, etc. No restrictions on your age, weight, hair, income, relatives, kids, or spiritual foundation. Those that need NOT reply are married men, religious fanatics & cops. Reply to Box #5, Vernon Morning Star,4407-25th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5
Lost & Found FOUND in BX area - ginger cat with tattoo in ear and a collar. Tattoo is from Alberta we think - can’t ﬁnd where it is registered. call (250)540-2610
250-542-3980 LOST: #1340 - “Little Moo” Black, med. hair, smalll n.male, orange & black collar, tattoo. Klinger Rd./OK Landing Rd., nr. Paddlewheel Park. Reward. #1341 - “Jerry” - Smokey white, dark grey face/ears/ paws/tail, sht. hair, small male (5 months old). 35th St., nr. downtown Safeway. Reward. #1344 - “Glory” - Creamy/ peach colour, white face & bib, long hair, declawed, sp. female. 27th Ave., nr Hospice House. Reward.
FOUND: #1342 - Grey, dark grey face, orange ﬂecks over hips, yellow eyes, sht. hair, female, (spayed?). Found at City Landﬁll, Hwy. 97. Early Dec./11. #1346 - Orange tabby, white spot on chest/under chin/tail, sht. hair, n.male, blue collar, friendly. Comox tattoo No. Name is “Chaos”. Unable to race owner. Found BX Rd., up from Hunter’s Store. Dec. 25/11. #1201 - Cream colour, white bib & paws, sht. hair, large n.male, affectionate. 50th Ave., & 20th St., nr. Heron Grove. Nov./11.
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