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Aiden Fowle, six, runs down the hill after his escaped sled as he enjoys some winter fun at Silver Star Elementary School in Vernon.

With the teachers’ job action about to enter its sixth month, there is still no end in sight. Vernon School District chairman Bill Turanski expressed his frustration as trustees met Wednesday. “After 70 meetings, the two parties have not come closer to an agreement,” said Turanski. “Apparently it’s going to take some time yet. We had a meeting with MLA Eric Foster informing him of our concerns and asked him to do Bill Turanski what he could to speed up the process.” In addition, the board has sent letters to the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the Ministry of Education expressing their concerns over the slow pace of bargaining. Vernon Teachers’ Association president Bruce Cummings wanted to know if the board had offered any specific suggestions as to how to break the deadlock. “We feel that these groups know how to break the deadlock,” said Turanski. Earlier this month, the BCTF brought a new, $300 million package of proposals to the provincial bargaining table. That package was rejected by Education Minister George Abbott.

Coldstream farmer harvests top honour RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Much like the trees he has lovingly nurtured into production, Coldstream’s Jamie Kidston has helped the fruit industry continue to blossom. Kidston was presented with the B.C. Fruit Growers Association’s life member award during a ceremony in Kelowna Thursday. “It’s been a real privilege to work with the industry and help it move forward,” he said. Perhaps it was natural for Kidston to get into the business because his family started growing fruit in Coldstream in 1904. Initially, though, he pursued geological engineering and that took him around the world,

including Greece, Thailand and the Philippines. But in 1977 he decided to take over the family farm. “It’s in my blood,” he said of why he switched to farming. Since then, Kidston has been active in the industry, including with the Vernon Fruit Union, B.C. Tree Fruits, Sun-Rype Products, the Okanagan Valley Tree Fruit Authority, the B.C. Trade Development Corporation and the International Fruit Tree Association. “We needed to honour him because of his years of service and his family’s contribution,” said Joe Sardinha, BCFGA past-president. “He has such an outstanding track record.”

Kidston enjoys studying orchards around the world and was most recently touring South America. “It’s a family,” he said of getting together with his global counterparts, adding that orchardists in other countries face similar challenges to those here. He is easing into retirement and recently sold 35 acres and is leasing out the remaining five acres. But he will continue to stay involved in the sector. Kidston is confident about the future of the industry as long as orchardists are willing to adapt. “You have to grow the right varieties and the right quality. You have to keep replanting (varieties). You need the right mix,” he said.

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Joe Sardinha (left), B.C. Fruit Growers Association past-president, presents a life member award to Jamie Kidston of Coldstream Thursday.

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News Service loss silences mom and daughter KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Arlene Brenner is used to living in a silent world. Deaf since birth, the Vernon-raised resident communicates through various means including American Sign Language, reading lips, social networking and e-mail. Although she is able to speak, Brenner, who now lives in Lake Country, cannot use the telephone in the same way as those in the hearing world can. Having to rely on Facebook and texting to communicate with friends and colleagues, Brenner cannot call the person most important to her. That’s because Brenner’s mother, Isabel, who lives at Coldstream Meadows, is blind. Since 2009, Brenner has relied on the video relay system (VRS) to communicate with her mother when they have been apart. Used in the U.S., the VRS was introduced to Canada as a feasibility study done by the Canadian-Radio Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The service involves a deaf person signing via a videophone linked through the Internet to a sign language interpreter. The interpreter then relays the conversation vocally to the hearing recipient. For the past 18 months, Telus offered the service on a trial basis, providing approximately 300 people in B.C. and Alberta with video phones and access to the service. However, as of Jan. 15, funding for the VRS was cut off, and now both the deaf community and their families are rallying the Radio Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to reinstate the service. With the lines silenced, Brenner is worried about how she is going to be able to speak with her mother, but also with others

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Deaf since birth, Arlene Brenner and her mother, Isabel, who is blind, have relied on the video relay system to communicate with each other when apart. The service, which was provided on a trial basis in B.C., has just been stopped. in the hearing world. “I can’t text or e-mail her because she can’t see and I don’t want to overwhelm or confuse her with new technology. She is very angry and sad that the video relay service is cut off in B.C. and Alberta,� said Brenner. “Video is the best for hearing and deaf people to communi-

cate because of the visual language. We’re hoping to have VRS wireless across Canada.� Brenner has been in Vancouver the past two weeks campaigning the federal government and the CRTC to reinstate the VRS. She attended a rally in front of the CRTC’s office in Vancouver Jan. 13, and has since

Taxpayers won’t pick up RBC loss RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

If a major sports event comes to Vernon, taxpayers won’t be on the hook for any potential losses. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee supports a bid for the 2014 Royal Bank Cup, but it has passed a motion that it won’t be responsible for a shortfall. “I’m not interested in picking up a shortfall. I’m interested in picking up a facility,� said director

Jim Garlick of GVAC providing Wesbild Centre for free. “It gives the organization an idea of what we’re willing to do and they can decide to carry on.� GVAC had to pick up a $40,000 shortfall for a curling event a few years ago, and that influenced its actions over the possible national junior A Jim Garlick hockey championships. “I hope they can make a go

of it,� said Mike Macnabb, chairperson. Providing Wesbild Centre for 13 days will cost GVAC $22,200, while there will be lost revenue of about $7,000 from other activities being displaced. The bid committee had also sought a share of the concession revenue during the event but that request has now been withdrawn. If the RBC Cup does come to Vernon in 2014, it’s expected to draw 3,500 to 4,000 visitors and have a local economic benefit of $1.5 million.

been communicating with politicians, the media (including The Morning Star) and her mother using a friend’s TTY (teletypewriter). The TTY user types out his/her message which is relayed via a telephone operator who then relays the text vocally to the hearing recipient. Telus still provides the service here in B.C. “We were using the VRS the last two weeks to contact MPs in the Vancouver area. Now we’re trying to reach them by TTY, which is like going back to the 1970s. It is so slow and very hard to get your message across,� said Brenner, adding her TTY at home is broken and will cost too much to repair. “Last year I had a flat tire and I couldn’t contact BCAA because there was no service or TTY number. Without this service, I can’t make a doctor or dentist’s appointment. I have to drive everywhere and have to see them in person. I’m often asked why I can’t call, and I have to explain to people that I can’t hear. “There is also no other way to communicate with my blind mom and no way for her to contact me either.� Brenner and fellow campaigners are hoping to reach at least 25 MPs to sign a petition by Jan. 29. So far, Brenner and her fellow campaigners have met with New Westminster MP Peter Julian and a scheduled appointment with Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes had to be postponed, she said. “His assistant is requesting me to email him and I will do that... and the same with MLA Eric Foster,� said Brenner. “We want to push harder to bring back the VRS forever, and include service in French, English ASL and LSQ (Quebec Sign Language).�

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School rumours shot down KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

The rumour mill is working overtime, but before panic sets in, the Vernon School District wants to set the record straight about the restructuring of secondary schools. On Monday, the district will hold the first of several meetings titled Restructuring Secondary Schools to Personalize Learning. “We want to gather information from the community and parents to see what our secondary schools will look like in the future,� said superintendent Bev Rundell. “There are a lot of rumours going around, but we just want to find out what they will look like, and the board hasn’t made any decisions yet. This is not about physically changing the structure of the schools.� The parents’ meeting takes place Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at W.L. Seaton Secondary School, in the commons area. Subsequent meetings for other members of the community take place Feb. 6 and 13 at 7 p.m. at Seaton. “This could mean changes to the way programs are delivered to the students in order to personalize their learning experience,� said Rundell. “The discussion will align with the Ministry of Education plan for 21st Century Learning.

“This is not about physically changing the structure of the schools.� — Bev Rundell “We want to show people what the ministry says about personalized learning, and we want the secondary schools to reflect those values that the kids have, and parents have questions about how the curriculum should be delivered.� Rundell said no decisions will be made without input from teachers, but with the current job action under way, she said they most likely won’t want to be involved at this stage. “We value the teachers and we are going to want the teachers’ input; teachers are already doing a lot of these things in the classroom, they are doing amazing things, and we value the work they do, so we want to meet with teachers.� Parents who wish to attend Monday’s meeting should RSVP to Judy Sedge at jsedge@sd22.bc.ca or 250-542-3331.

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District trustees switching meeting days Morning Star Staff

For years, Vernon School District trustees have been gathering on a Tuesday night for their public meetings, open to all who wish to attend. This month, the regular board meeting was held Wednesday, in order to give all trustees a chance to attend. In a well-attended meeting at Charles Bloom secondary school in Lumby, trustees passed three readings and voted in favour of amending the Rules

of Procedural Bylaw. The amendment reflects trustees’ decision Dec. 20, 2011 to set regular board meetings to allow for all trustees to attend. For the balance of the year, the regular meetings will be the fourth Wednesday of each month. “Trustees will be determining when the March regular meeting could take place since the fourth Wednesday is during spring break,� said district secretary-treasurer Randy Hoffman.

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GVAC directors under pressure RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Politicians are warning non-profit groups that they don’t have a bottomless pit of cash. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee agreed Thursday to

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“We can’t provide all of the money.” — Gyula Kiss Hands program can be expanded to include more clients. “It’s a great service to people with disabilities,” said Kiss of the program which encourages skills, self-esteem, hand-eye co-ordination and creativity through art. The operating grant for the Greater Vernon Museum will increase to $180,034 to cover janitorial and maintenance as well as increased hours for two part-time staff. “We’re spreading ourselves thinner and thinner and relying on volunteers which is unfair because some are becoming almost like

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Reporter gains recognition ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

His roots are steeped in the Okanagan orchards. Richard Rolke’s job before becoming a Morning Star reporter was working in the Westbank orchards belonging to his family or others. Since trading his picking bag for pen and paper, Rolke, 44, has written tirelessly about the oncemighty B.C. fruit industry, a field whose members today struggle to be viable. Rolke’s dedication to the industry was recognized in Kelowna Thursday, at the 123rd annual B.C. Fruit Growers Association annual general meeting, when he was presented with the Press Award in recognition of professional reporting on the tree fruit industry. “Given my roots and my family’s involvement in the tree fruit industry, the award means a lot to me,” said Rolke, accompanied at the presentation by his wife, Jodi, and his dad, Maurice. “It’s overwhelming.” Rolke’s two sets of great grandparents started orchards in Osoyoos and Westbank in the 1920s, and his grandma and grandpa Rolke operated an orchard in Westbank, where Maurice grew up. Maurice worked on the family farm – mainly apple, but also pears, prunes and cherries – and the Westbank packinghouse, as did Richard’s mom, Nellie, and other relatives. Rolke was about 12-years-old when he was handed a picking bag and sent out to the family orchard. “I did that after schools, with my younger brother, Jim, summers and on weekends until I took this job,” said Rolke in the Morning Star interview room. Since then, Rolke has written feverishly about the fruit industry. He has written lots of positive articles and columns, but has also had to write about the changes in an industry that once was an economic powerhouse in the province. Now, the tree

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o say that Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks is a loser would be a stretch of monumental proportions. Let’s see he’s probably the NHL team’s best player so far this year, on a really good team ahead of household names like Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau (if you live in a hockey house that is), likely makes well over a couple million dollars a year, is young, talented and will one day make much more as he has a chance of being a bonafide superstar. He also won a Honda Accord Crosstour Thursday night for being the last one picked during the NHL fantasy draft for today’s all-star game. Glenn Mitchell A pretty good consolation prize in anyone’s books. Still, I felt a bit sorry for him, and uncomfortable about the whole process, as he was the last man standing (along with Dallas’ Jamie Benn who is now known as the second last and doesn’t get a car for his troubles so who’s worse off in the end, really?), as the NHL for the second year in a row did the old schoolyard, second-captain-first-pick format for choosing sides for today’s all-star game. They did refine it a bit this year as the also-rans were backstage, until the final two, so that guys like Alex Ovechkin (who bailed this year) couldn’t take pictures of last-guy-standing Phil Kessel (not even close to last this year) looking like they didn’t have a friend in the world. Apparently Couture good-naturedly tweeted “Is it me or is it getting hotter back here after every pick?” somewhere along the line. And being young (and relatively unknown plus some of the veterans get picked on history alone) and from the West Coast (where the games are on after all the East Coast and most of the major media types have gone to bed), Couture likely knew he was in tough. That goes for Benn too. Then there’s all the biases of the captains that

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were picking that made it more likely to get picked earlier if you were a Swede, a Slovak, a Bruin, a Senator, a Ranger, a Leaf and definitely not a Canuck. However for all the cringe-worthy moments, including interviews about how it feels to be picked last, I have to admit my son and I watched it and here I am writing about it so if all publicity is good publicity the NHL got what it was aiming for. And Couture and Kessel can put “last all-star standing” on their resumes which is a bit like Academy Award nominee and puts them in the top 38 in the world at their craft at this time and space, which ain’t too shabby folks. Plus I’m certain Kessel used the snub as motivation to help up his game to the point that he is now one of the top 10 scorers in the league and he is leading his team, the Leafs that is, to new heights that may even include the playoffs (if this doesn’t jinx them). Couture should take note, although I’m sure the pride factor that all these guys have to possess to succeed will also give him a lift that he will use to good effect as the season progresses. Still, it’s a tough way to pick a team, especially on national television. It conjures up memories from all of our youth when they would make up teams in P.E. in elementary school. No one wants to be last pick, and if you weren’t part of the in crowd, or reasonably athletic or secretly admired by the person picking or some other remote connection to the one who suddenly had the power to pump up or crush, you were in trouble. And they weren’t giving out cars back then, talk about a soul-sucking experience. Hopefully they don’t pick teams like that anymore and I have a feeling the shelf-life of this exercise for the NHL all-star game is a couple more years at best. And for today at least I’m a bit of a Sharks fan as I hope Couture rises to the challenge and is named MVP, which by the way would earn him another car. Take that second captain, first pick.

For some reason, the latest political poll casting a shadow of gloom and doom over the B.C. Liberal Party is making headlines across the country. The poll, conducted by Forum Research Inc., found that, if a provincial election was held today, the NDP would form government with 57 seats. The poll states the Liberals would be left with 20 seats, while the upstart B.C. Conservatives would win seven ridings. From the moment former premier Gordon Campbell signed his political death warrant by foisting the hated HST upon voters mere weeks after winning an election, the B.C. Liberals have been bound for the afterlife now inhabited by the Social Credit party. And, it does not appear anything will change the party’s fate in time to avoid an unpleasant reckoning when voters go to the polls in precisely 474 days. Yes, the HST was the dagger that inflicted the most damage, but there are many other wounds spread throughout the B.C. Liberal body. There is the increased cost of living under the current government, which, while boasting low income-tax rates, remains in the business of raising all manner of fees for services, which are simply another phrase for “taxes.” Stretched homeowners will feel like rubber as 2012 progresses, based on the dizzying array of increases coming their way. And, the Liberals are afflicted with a leader who simply has not captured the public’s imagination. The latest poll found Christy Clark’s disapproval rate among voters to be at 46 per cent — a double-digit not conducive to reelection and one not surprising considering Clark barely won the Point Grey byelection that got her into the legislature. Short of a rapid unite-the-right movement, voters can expect to be referring to “Premier” Adrian Dix in about 16 months. Kamloops This Week


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cannot sit back and take the rhetoric any longer about the new crime bill which has to follow due parliamentary process, not rushed as the media touts. You want to discuss costs. What cost do you put on a life taken by a repeat offender released on parole? Why do you think 37,000 lawyers are against this bill? Could it be because if the criminals are all in jail, the lawyers won't have any work? Maybe to keep the revolving door of the justice system going so lawyers stay employed, just count the repeat offenders sometime. If the youth of this country were taught respect for people and property by their parents, these kids might not need to see the inside of a prison. To commit a crime and then hide behind the young offenders act has to stop, and just maybe a short stint in prison would scare them straight. I know for a fact that some people as a youth had this experience and it worked on them. Do you people not watch the news? Almost every week there is a press release by

COLUMNIST CLARIFIES This is a response to HD Bartholomew's response to my Christmas column. Just to clarify regarding the shepherds in the fields on the night before Christmas. I did not mean Dec. 24, but the night before Jesus Christ was born. That is, I am referring to the what of Christmas, not the when. True enough, Jesus was probably not born on Dec. 25. Most Christians acknowledge this, and none that I know of insist that you must believe that he was. Sorry about the confusion. Regarding Dec. 25 being a Babylonian holiday where people worshipped pagan gods, I would stress that the reason the Christian church chose that date to celebrate the birth of the Lord, was so that people would stop worshipping pagan gods and worship Him instead. The fact that one has to go to the library to find out that people used to worship pagan gods on Dec. 25 is extremely telling. No one I know worships pagan

the police that a predator/criminal has been released into the community on parole and that this person is a high risk to re-offend. How many people do these criminals have to maim, traumatize or kill, before we say enough? More addicts in jail, are you suggesting that they can do as they please and not expect any repercussions? If you do the crime, you do the time, I don't care what ethnic background you are or what problems you have, and, yes, there should be help in the prison

gods on Christmas, while millions worship Jesus. I would think that Mr. Bartholomew would think that was a good thing. Dave Bootsma INFERIOR HEALTH Recently I learned what I will be doing 12 months from now. No I did not go to a fortune teller. I went to the office of the orthopedic surgeon who is going to perform my knee replacement and 12 months is the present wait time for him to get an operating room. He did advise however, that if I could find a place for him to perform the surgery, that I could have it done tomorrow. If the government had not spent 260 million bucks on the new roof at BC Place then maybe we would have some operating rooms open. BC Place is the home to the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps and other than that, it's vacant a great deal of time. As vacant as the operating rooms in our hospital and as

system for them, but they must use that help and graduate from it to gain their freedom so that they stop being a burden to society through their criminal acts. I have a proposition to help protect society. As a criminal, you get a sentence of prison time, you do that sentence in full. During that time you rehabilitate yourself through programs which have to be offered in the prison system, and you are only released when a panel of, say six, experts in the field unanimously say you are completely rehabilitated,

vacant as the minds of some of these provincial politicians. And now I even know what I will be doing every day for the next 12 months that I wait for surgery - I will be taking mega doses of pain killers, suffering limited physical activity and trying to keep a smile on my face while the pain is unbearable, and then hopefully I will have time to cuss out this Liberal government. No, I am not alone in this as there are thousands throughout the province in the same waiting mode and it is all because of a government who preferred to lay claim to B.C. having the world's largest retractable roof and who sacrificed the health of its people to obtain that claim. That 260 million would have gone a long way to shrinking the long surgical wait lists in this province. And remember when gambling was introduced to B.C. - it was all for health and sports. That money is going into general revenue so that pot is growing and the health care pot is empty. There is really no solution until that band of Liberals can get their

only then do you get your freedom. Sound tough, I will 100 per cent guarantee as long as that person refuses help to get rehabilitated and stays in prison, society will be a lot safer. Something has to change to prevent the criminal element from walking our streets doing as they please. It seems obvious to me the current system is not working when killers are allowed out of prison only to kill again. Just ask yourself how you would feel if a loved one happened to be a victim of one of these repeat offenders. Maybe you wouldn't be so quick to rely on some overworked parole board or psychologist to grant releases. I believe the Conservatives are on the right track and support them fully. It is time to kick these criminals' butts and quit kissing it. When our pensioners receive better treatment and care than prisoners do, then we will be getting closer to being a just society. Until then, keep the criminals off the streets until they are ready to contribute positively to society. Brian Litzenberger

butts in gear and do something about this medical crisis in B.C. And I do not suggest building hospital towers then claim they have no funds to equip them. We are fortunate in Vernon to have some excellent surgeons but how long will they want to remain here when they cannot get operating rooms in which to "ply their trade" after spending years of schooling and money to become surgeons? Me thinks it's about time we B.C.ers got up off our duffs and show this government that we will not put up with anymore misspending. Where is that Louis Riel when we need him? (in case you haven't heard of Louis, he is the guy that led the uprising in Manitoba many years ago). I would lead an uprising myself but it's pretty hard to do when I can hardly walk! But I could get a scooter and "rally the troops" and then I would get tossed into prison and that just might be the ticket for me to get to the top of surgical waiting list. Where there's a will there is a way - and I've got the will and I

know the way - to Victoria that is. Any takers? Beryl Nerling

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YOU AND THE LAW DON’T BE TOO QUICK TO SETTLE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Sometimes, a person hurt in what appears to be a minor collision unfortunately ends up with serious injuries, resulting in a large court award. As compensation, however, he or she is then entitled to a large court award. A classic example of this was reported not too long ago in one BC case. The young woman involved received close to $400,000 as compensation for her injuries. The reason was because she ended up developing a severe case ofâ€?anorexia nervosa,â€? an eating disorder. The BC Supreme Court concluded that a car crash triggered her anorexia. The woman had been rearended while stopped at a red light. At ďŹ rst, she experienced dizziness, neck and back pain, stomach pain and vomiting. But her problems worsened, and a month after the accident, she had to be hospitalized for 10 days. Soon after, she moved to Ontario with her parents. There, a specialist diagnosed her as suffering from an eating disorder.

the accident compounded some previous emotional difďŹ culties and “helped tip the balance.â€? Doctors for the defence suggested that her anorexia wasn’t triggered by the crash but by previous traumatic events, including the suicide of a close friend, the death of an aunt, and a boyfriend who abused her. The judge preferred the testimony of her psychiatrist. He concluded that before the car crash, she had a number of “predisposingâ€? factors making her susceptible to anorexia. But the trauma of the accident was the trigger that precipitated its onset. In particular, the judge was persuaded by the fact that there was no evidence she would have become anorexic in any event if she hadn’t been involved in the motor vehicle collision.

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A year later, her family decided to return to BC. Because of her problems, her parents felt it best that she not drive back across the country with them. Instead, they arranged for her to y out once they were settled. But while they were away, her weight dropped to a dangerously low 79 pounds and she had to be hospitalized in intensive care in Toronto for 10 days. At trial, she was still receiving treatment for her anorexia and depression. Her psychiatrist, who saw her for three years after the car crash, admitted he couldn’t say for certain that the accident caused her anorexia. But he testiďŹ ed that

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Women in Business, chair of the Woman of the Year event and a soccer coach. Part of her new job will be to help improve the public’s perception of the city not communicating well with its resdients. “I’ll be maintaining the city website, communicating effectively as the City of Vernon to

the public and making sure there is a balanced, broad perspective from the city side to the public,� said Pitcher. “That’s so the public is getting many different angles.� Pitcher will also be an emergency communications officer with the city, and will be doing work with the Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit.

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This case illustrates a wellknown legal motto: “Don’t be too quick to settle.� You want to know the full extent of your injuries and how they affect you before you settle any claim.

Some think that exaggerating your injuries will get you a larger settlement. On the contrary, the opposite result can occur. You must prove your injuries through testimony by your doctors and medical evidence, and other witnesses. As the person making the claim, you have the legal obligation to prove your injuries and any resulting ďŹ nancial and other losses.

The City of Vernon’s Carnival spirit has limits. Council will only provide four hours of free parking per day over four days instead of the full six days sought by the Downtown Vernon Association for Vernon Winter Carnival activities. “We’re looking to save where we possi-

“Carnival is a great rallying point.� — Earl Hansen bly can,� said Coun. Juliette Cunningham, adding that the decision had to be based on the city’s financial situation. Six days of free parking would have

resulted in the city losing $13,641 in lost revenue. Four hours per day over four days translates into a loss of $4,600 in meter fees. “Council should

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be aware that this program of requests has only occurred for the past two Winter Carnivals,� said Clint Kanester, the city’s bylaw enforcement manager, in a written report. “The request has progressed from an exemption of four hours during the Winter Carnival events — broomball and chili cook-off — to last year’s five full days and this year’s request for six days.� The DVA is not disappointed with council’s decision. “We are pleased that council recognized the value of making parking available at no charge,� said Earl Hansen, executive director, adding that the goal is to encourage people downtown to attend events. “Carnival is a great community rallying point. Council’s actions can help with the success of the events. Helping with parking creates more interest in our events.�

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Funding continues for Teen Junction RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Youth at risk in Vernon continue to have high-level support. Greater Vernon Advisory Committee members have agreed to another year of $66,000 in operating funding for Teen Junction. “We have stabilized because of the core funding,” said Debbie Schiller, Teen Junction executive director. GVAC provided funding last year after there was a concern the agency would close

“Our kids are hungry.” — Debbie Schiller because of uncertainty over provincial grants. Upwards of 30 youth use the facility at least once a week and they include youth who have lived at a safe house or Transition House, teens who are on probation, young parents trying to keep their babies or individuals struggling with

substance abuse. Many of them are not in school or they are in foster care. “They have lived with neglect. This is not your average kid in Vernon,” said Schiller. “We have a boy who hitch-hikes from the Okanagan Indian Band every day because that (Teen Junction) is

his home — his safe place.” Thirty to 50 per cent of the clients identify themselves as aboriginal. Among the programs provided are recreation, crafts, a garden, computers and field trips. Hot meals are available five nights a week and the teens can develop cooking skills. “Our kids are hungry. They don’t have enough to eat (at home),” said Schiller. Attempts are also made to get them to return to school and access other programs

Development group takes hiatus RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

The future of a taxpayer-owned development agency remains in limbo. Directors with the city’s Hesperia Development Corporation told Vernon council Monday they have no immediate plans to proceed with 1,000 units of attainable housing on 69 acres near Longacre Drive. “The corporation can go into hibernation or mothballs,” said Ken Stewart, president. “The board will stay as the board of directors but we don’t see a need for more than one or two meetings a year.” The corporation was initiated in 2007 to prepare the land for private sector development, but all plans were put on hold in October 2010 because of a decline in construction and an availability of housing in the community. “We await the pleasure of council to tell us what to do next,” said Stewart, adding that the options include maintaining the corporation or disbanding the agency and turning the 69 acres over to developers.

“The corporation can go into hibernation or mothballs.” — Ken Stewart The goal of the corporation was to ensure there was sustainable housing when real estate prices prior to the 2008 recession were making it difficult for many people, including professionals, to enter the market. It’s anticipated that the current sluggish housing sector will turn around in the next few years. “If we return to the same market conditions, we’re ideally set to jump in,” said Stewart of property designs that have been done as well as sewer services. With the corporation on hiatus, it is closing its office and disbanding its website.

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Kelowna orchardist Kirpal Boparai has been elected to head up the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, following in the footsteps of Joe Sardinha, who did not run for re-election. Elected vice-president was Jeet Dukhia of Vernon, a newcomer to the executive of the 123-year-old growers’ lobby group, which held its annual general meeting in Kelowna Friday. Boparai defeated Kelowna orchardist Fred Steele, who was vice-president of the group. The pair have squared off for the vice-president post in the past. Jeet Dukhia Boparai has served on the executive, from 2008 to 2012, and he owns 25 acres in East Kelowna and leases 45 further acres. Most of that is in apples, with 10 acres in cherries. His focus will be on getting money to growers, he said, because, “People are hurting.” The BCFGA was lacking in Kirpal Boparai strong leadership and a change was in order, he said. Dukhia said he has been farming for 37 years on three lots in the Vernon area, with 33 acres in apples and two in cherries. He agreed with Boparai that the organization’s focus should be on Victoria and Ottawa to get money for growers. “We’re tied to the land, yet there are no longer the income insurance programs that were part of the marriage when the Agricultural Land Reserve was brought in. The marriage is broken,” he commented. “We don’t want handouts,” he added. “Just a mechanism in place so we meet the costs of production in the bad years. We’ll pay into it in the good years.” He defeated incumbent director Denise MacDonald for vice-president, after Kelowna grower Amarjit Lalli withdrew his name. Fred Steele was nominated, but declined. Re-elected were Peter Simonsen, Nirmal Dhaliwal, Denise MacDonald of Summerland, Madeleine van Roechoudt of Lake Country. Also elected was Jora Dhaliwal.

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News Council backs local agriculture

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Support is growing to ensure local farmers are the pick of the crop. Coldstream is forwarding a resolution to the Southern Interior Local Government Association that the B.C. government be encouraged to develop and properly fund a buy B.C. program. “The agricultural community needs that support,” said Coun. Richard Enns, who put forth the suggestion. “It’s important for our community to try and support local farmers as much as we can.” SILGA resolutions will be considered at the April 26 to 28 convention in Revelstoke Richard Enns and could ultimately be considered at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Road debate A proposed subdivision is driving considerable debate over a potential roadway in Coldstream. The owner of a 1.21 hectare lot at the east end of Palfrey Drive would like to redesignate, rezone and subdivide the property into six bare land strata lots and one fee simple lot for the existing house. The lot borders Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park to the south and agricultural land to the north. Some Coldstream councillors would like to see the road leading into the property remain open, rather than creating a cul-de-sac. “We shouldn’t close that off,” said Coun. Peter McClean. “An access road up there could enhance the agricultural opportunities.” If access to the road is cut off now, it’s likely cut off forever, noted Coun. Doug Dirk wanting to consider possibilities down the road. “I could foresee a road all the way onto Cosen’s Bay Road in the future,” said Dirk. While the Agricultural Land Commission does not generally approve of roads dead-heading onto agricultural land, McClean suggested it might be time Coldstream stood up to the ALC as it looks out for the best interests of its community. The application from 11200 Palfrey Drive East will be discussed by the advisory planning commission for a recommendation back to council. Parking Patrol It wasn’t exactly a day at the beach for the 276 motorists ticketed for parking in Coldstream last summer. Commissionaires were out and about enforcing parking regulations at Kal Beach, the Kalavista and Kinloch boat launches, Westkal Road, Long Lake Estates area, Creekside Park, the Red Gate on Kidston Road and wherever else they were needed over the summer. A total of 276 parking tickets were issued, 92 of which were void, cancelled or warnings. So far, $2,105 has been collected as 119 tickets have been paid. But there are 65 outstanding tickets with a potential revenue of $1,625. Despite those who have failed to pay up, Coldstream officials are pleased with the awareness created through the ticketing process. “The main purpose of the parking patrol is to educate the public about where the appropriate parking areas are,” said Bob Bibby, Coldstream’s bylaw officer in a report to council. The message appears to be getting across, as of the 276 tickets written, only 11 licence plates were repeat offenders. “This means that 95 per cent of the people receiving tickets were educated to park in appropriate areas,” said Bibby.

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Vipers get payback on Warriors GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

With two points and a solid effort to start a three-game weekend, the midnight express to Prince George probably felt almost bearable for the Vernon Vipers Friday night. The Snakes hopped right on the bus after they parlayed two-goal performances from Colton Cyr and Mike Zalewski into an entertaining 4-1 B.C. Hockey League win over the visiting Westside Warriors at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers, fifth in the Interior Conference at 20-19-1-2, faced the fourth-place Spruce Kings (21-17-2-3) Saturday night at the Coliseum. The two teams tangle again today in a 3 p.m. matinee. “It’s huge. It’s a big weekend for us and if we win a couple games up there we’re right back in it,” said Vipers’ head coach Jason Williamson, who, despite some inconsistent results, likes the way the team is playing. “It’s coming. We’re getting into stages of playing the right way.” Even with a couple powerplays to work with, Westside, who grounded Vernon 3-1 in their last encounter a week earlier, didn’t generate much in the first period, mustering just two shots on Kirby Halcrow (20 saves). Said Westside coach Rylan Ferster: “They came out pretty desperate in the first period and that’s pretty indicative of the game – they played with more desperation than us. “We had some really good chances in the second period to not only tie it up, but to maybe go ahead.” At the other end, Vernon looked snakebitten in the first frame as Colton Sparrow and Cyr both missed open-net one-timers minutes apart. “Unfortunate not to be up by a couple after the first, but our guys stuck to it and were rewarded later,” said Williamson. The Warriors pushed back early in the second frame, sparked by some solid offensive pressure from former Viper Marcus Basara,

Connor Dempsey and David Pope, who caused havoc in Vernon’s zone. Basara, returning to Vernon for the first time since being traded in late November, said it was surreal walking into Wesbild. “I’ve never experienced it until today, but coming back to a place where you’ve played a lot of games, it’s a little different, but you just try to go out there and focus and play your game,” said the Coquitlam product. “The Vipers are always a hard-working team and I think we are too. It was a pretty hard-fought game but the bounces went their way tonight.” Zalewski (23rd goal, third star) ignited the nearly 2,000 fans in the second period as he circled from behind the net, then turned and fired a gorgeous top-shelf snipe. The Vipers took complete control on a pair of early goals in the third period by second star Cyr (11th and 12th), the first coming after he knocked down a point shot by third star d-man Ryan Renz and tucked it behind Dwayne Rodrigue (28 saves). Cyr's second tally came on the powerplay with the Warriors' Brett McKinnon sitting for a knee-on-knee hit to Brendan Persley. Cyr, brought in from Nanaimo at the trade deadline, deftly deflected an absolute rocket point shot by captain Patrick McGillis. “It was hard,” smiled Cyr. “I thought it broke my stick to be completely honest. I heard something crack, but we’ll see (Saturday). Hopefully it doesn’t break in warmup.” Cyr, who hammered the Warriors’ Pete MacIntosh in front of the penalty box on the game’s first shift, says a few wins would do wonders for the Vipers’ confidence. “Winning is huge for the morale to continue on. We’ll just get our rest and get back at it. We’re playing another team that we’ve got to get back at that beat us last time, and a team we’re trying to catch.” Zalewski (24th) completed the Vernon attack after he stripped Westside d-man Ben

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Michael Zalewski of the Vernon Vipers takes off towards the net and away from the Westside Warriors's Josh Monk in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Betker and waltzed in alone to rip a shot past Rodrigue with 27 seconds to play. The Warriors' lone goal came on a 5-on-3 in the third period, with Seb Lloyd (3rd) beating Halcrow after the Vernon tender made two quick saves in close. SNAKE BITES: There was a huge ovation

for former Viper Aaron Volpatti, now with the Vancouver Canucks, who attended the game to help Vernon promote its 2014 RBC Cup bid...Forward Ben Gamache returned to action for the first time since taking a kneeon-knee hit in a Dec. 30 game against the Salmon Arm SilverBacks.

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Skip Jim Cotter of Vernon delivers a stone during draw 6 of the $100,000 Pomeroy Inn & Suites National in Dawson Creek. Cotter topped Pool A at 4-1.

Jim Cotter might be below .500 in the Vernon Super League, but he’s right up there with the world’s best at the $100,000 Pomeroy Inn & Suites National, the third leg of the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling. Cotter, supported by third Kevin Folk, second Tyrell Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, cracked a four-ender in the seventh end to brush back Oslo, Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud 7-4, finishing atop Pool A at 4-1. The two rinks swapped singles in ends one and three, and deuces in four and five to knot the game 3-3 before Cotter finished with the pivotal seventh end. Cotter tangled with Edmondon’s Kevin Koe, the lone team to beat him in round-robin play, in a Saturday afternoon quarterfinal. There was no shortage of star power in the other quarterfinal bouts, with Edmonton’s Kevin Martin facing Sweden’s Niklas Eden; Ulsrud battling Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue; and Coldwater, Ont.’s Glenn Howard going up against Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton. First place collects $40,000, with runners-up

earn $27,000, third and fourth pocket $22,000 and quarterfinalists each secure $18,000. In Friday morning action, Cotter opened with a four-ender in the first end and held on for a 6-5 win over Calgary’s Brock Virtue. Virtue blanked two and three, but gave up a steal in four before getting on the board with a deuce in five. The Calgary skip made a late push with a triple in seven. Cotter brushed back CTRS points leader Mike McEwen of Winnipeg 6-3 Thursday night. The Vernon-Kelowna rink built up a 5-1 lead after five ends, held McEwen to a pair in six and put it away with a single in seven. Meanwhile, Cotter’s sister, Chelan, who curls second for Prince George’s Brenda Garvey, missed the playoffs after their rink went 0-9 in prelimnary play at the Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver. Kelowna’s Kelly Scott (7-2) and New Westminster’s Marla Mallett (6-3) advanced to the semifinals after finishing one-two in the 10-team round-robin.


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MacLean candid in memoir

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ust added Ron MacLean to my Bucket List. Would love to play 18 holes with the guy and then talk about hockey and life in general, over a few cold bottles of beer. I received MacLean’s book in the office Christmas gift exchange and after reading Cornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights, I like and respect MacLean a whole lot more. Blessed with quick wit and smarts, MacLean is in year 26 as the ringmaster of Hockey Night in Canada, a Saturday night staple in most Canadian households. You may have caught him and co-host Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner. I have always enjoyed his strong interview skills and admired him for studying the game and knowing the historic figures inside and out. He and Cherry have had a riot doing their show, and they always end the night over a few cold beers, kept on ice in a hotel room garbage pail. Cornered is packed with inside accounts from MacLean, who told his story to Kirstie McLellan Day (who also wrote books on Theo Fleury and Bob Probert). MacLean reveals how his wife, Cari, and he were unable to have children so they have been dog lovers instead of parents. MacLean, a Red Deer product, cried with fear and joy before his first Coach’s Corner. He and Cherry hardly share the same beliefs, but there is a mutual respect and friendship. Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden has spent

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time at public functions with both MacLean and Cherry. “MacLean is often described as Cherry’s perfect foil, but in fact, the reverse is true,” wrote Dryden in a recent Globe & Mail article. “MacLean is Cherry’s perfect setup man. Cherry goes over-the-top; MacLean catches him and comes back with something that seems almost reasonable – and on it goes. But beneath the shtick of outrageous clothes and bluster is a funny, entertaining character who has something to say. No one survives more than 30 years at the centre of a storm with just shtick.” Here then, are some of my favourite pieces from Cornered: ■ From Cherry, in the foreword, on how MacLean didn’t understand hockey humour in the early going: “I admit I have a hockey player’s idea of humour – cruel. The more you can hurt a guy, the funnier it is. And when it’s your turn, you have to take it on the chin. I only kid people I like. I started to like Ron because he didn’t back down. I appreciated his gumption. The problem was, he wasn’t getting it. He hadn’t realized yet that TV is a tough business. There’s no mercy. You screw up and a lot of people are happy and ready to take your spot...” ■ From MacLean,

on getting into hockey while a kid living in Whitehorse (his dad was in the military): “...But the real treat for me was the hard pink bubble gum that you got with hockey cards. I’d walk for miles to pick up a pack. I remember the excitement of carefully unfolding the was cover and inhaling the sweet aroma, and then licking the powder off my fingertips.” ■ From Cherry: “He has supreme confidence. When we are walking through an airport, a guy might holler, ‘Great show last night Grapes!’ And Ron will laugh. Or if we are somewhere and a guy hands him a camera and then asks him to take a picture of me with the guy. Ron thinks that is hilarious. Complete confidence.” ■ From MacLean, on being the class clown: “I could be disruptive and hyper, and I loved to argue. I would challenge the teacher for the fun of it. Nova Scotia had the toughest disciplinary measures. When I was little, I would get the strap on my hand with a piece of fire hose.” ■ From MacLean, on minor hockey in Red Deer: “I’d made it to camp thanks to my skating ability, but I had horrible hands. So I played one level below Midget AAA, and by that time I was a left winger and centre. Sometimes I could see the ice, sometimes I couldn’t.” ■ From MacLean, on his refereeing days, including some years in the minors: “When I refereed, I didn’t see everything, but I was a good communicator. As one of our supervisors used to say, ‘Some

Hill hunting X Games gold Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Kevin Hill was in the hunt for a second straight medal at the Winter X Games in Vail, Colo. Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old Hill, who grabbed silver in just his second appearance at the event last year, finished fifth in Friday’s qualifying at the increasingly

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CBC’s Ron MacLean signs an autograph for a fan at the Skins Game at Predator Ridge Resort in 2000. people referee with honey, some do it with vinegar.’ I like to try to charm my way through. That worked most nights, but not every night.” ■ MacLean on Cherry: “Despite his tough interior, Don is soft-hearted. He reminds me of my mother that way. We’ll be walking along and there’ll be a dead bird on the road, and he’ll start singing that old hymn, ‘God Sees the Little Sparrow Fall.’ And he’s very well read, with an unbelievable knowledge of trivia.” ■ MacLean on Cherry: “Grapes says that, in Canada, we build people up, and when they reach the top, we tear them down. This really bugs him. Me? I don’t usually care. Refereeing was the greatest experience for thickening the skin. I knew there were times when I would be wrong.” ■ MacLean on life after death: “There are days when I wonder, ‘What becomes of us?’ Ed Whalen used to say, ‘They throw us in the ground and that’s that, kid.’ I kind of agreed with him, yet I liked the idea put forth in the book God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams. He’s

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Bloom into semifinals Morning Star Staff

In front of a large home crowd, the host Charles Bloom Timberwolves led from tip-off to the final buzzer in a 60-39 win over the Ashcroft Rams in their Timberwolves Senior Boys Basketball Invitational opener Friday night in Lumby. The T-wolves started slowly, scoring just five points in as many minutes, but closed the first quarter with a 15-4 lead after they were able to exploit Ashcroft’s half-court zone. The Rams upped their defensive pressure to stymie the Bloom offence in the second quarter, and cut the lead to three points early in the third. After a pair quick third-quarter time outs, the Timberwolves rallied to hold Ashcroft to 10 points in the final 15 minutes. “This was a great learning experience for the boys

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tonight, and I’m proud of how they handled themselves,” said Bloom coach Nathan Lee. “We have struggled to stick with our game-plan for a full 40 minutes for much of the season, including tonight, but we had, as always, a great supportive crowd out and we were able to gather our composure in key moments to pull away with a good win.” Bloom’s Gideon Dalhuisen dropped 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Pat Michaud came away with nine points and 14 boards. Luis Enrique Serrano Chinchilla and Jack Isber scored 14 and 10 points respectively. The Timberwolves faced the streaking Kalamalka Lakers in semifinal action Saturday afternoon, the winner advancing to face the winner of the other semi between the Heritage Christian Saints and Nakusp Cougars. Kal, rolling with just six players, dismantled the Osoyoos Rattlers 68-46 in their Friday afternoon opener to push their overall win streak to seven. The Lakers’ stifling half-court trapping defence and quick up-and-down play rattled Osoyoos in the first quarter as they opened up a 29-6 lead. After that the Rattlers never got to within less than 23 points. Max Wilford paced the Lakers with 28 points, Nathan Christiansen canned 15 and Robbie Graydon and Paul Major scored 11 each. In other preliminary action, Sam Striker delivered 27 points as Heritage handled the Merritt Panthers 85-52, and Dustin Larimore flushed a game-high 28 points as Nakusp beat the Eagle River Talons 87-30. In North Zone senior boys action Thursday night, Wilford dropped 22 points as the Lakers stuffed the visiting Vernon Panthers 81-55. The Lakers, who won the Hope Mustangs Invitational two weeks ago, improved to 2-2 in the North Zone league by using tough half-court defence, fast breaking and unselfish team play. Three other Kal players reached double figures with Tysen Chippendale canning 17 points, mostly from the parking lot. Nathan Meyer flushed 16 points from the post and Major rung up a dozen points on the break. Guard Steven Goebel supplied 20 assists and Christiansen provided aggressive defence and clutch shooting. VSS (2-2) were led by Aaron Dyck with 25 points and a bundle of assists, and Matt Forsyth, chipping in with 10 from the post. “Unfortunately, an early injury and a shortage of players didn’t help VSS against the high-octane Lakers,” said Kal head coach Rick Serafin. League play resumes Tuesday night with the Pleasant Valley Saints (3-1) at the Seaton Sonics.

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Ty Schroder (centre) of the Eagle River Talons of Sicamous is blocked by Ryan Bateman (left) and Zack Friedenberger of the Nakusp Cougars in the Charles Bloom Timberwolves Senior Boys Basketball Invitational Friday in Lumby.

Storm bury Knights early Morning Star Staff

The host North Okanagan Knights were down four goals before they knew it and simply couldn’t recover Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. The Kamloops Storm capitalized on four of 15 powerplays en route to an 8-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win. Knights’ assistant coach Shawn Webb wasn’t exactly thrilled with his team’s effort in the first period, but credited them battling back in the second period to make it a 5-3 game. “We got into some penalty problems in the first period,” he said. “We gave Kamloops all five goals. It’s not like we were getting beat by a team that was skating harder than us.” The Storm, first in the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference’s Doug Birks Division at 30-7-1-4, got singles from Colten DeFrias (2+2), on the power-

play, and Jared Anderson before the Knights, third in the Doug Birks at 28-13-0-1, answered with a shorthanded marker by Cory Hochhausen with eight minutes to play in the frame. Goals by Tyler Jackson and Ian Chrystal rounded out the first period scoring. After refocusing in the intermission, North Okanagan responded in the second frame with goals by Chris Gillies (shorthanded), a Vernon product, and Eric Chore (powerplay). Falling into penalty trouble again late in the frame, the Knights gave up a pair of man advantage goals to Josh Rasmussen. DeFrias completed the scoring with a shorty in the third period. The Knights hosted the Creston Valley Thunder Cats (25-14-0-4) Saturday night, and entertain the Summerland Steam (11-30-0-2) in a 2 p.m. matinee today at Nor-Val.


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Erika Wamsteeker of the local adaptive skiing race team tackles the slalom course at Silver Star Mountain Resort last weekend.

Para skiers stellar Morning Star Staff

The Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports Race Team had a successful showing at the first B.C. Para Alpine Race Series last weekend at Silver Star Mountain. The team of five racers showed great results in the giant slalom and slalom races, with Erika Wamsteeker taking gold in both events in the female class. On the men’s side, Colby Bell and Steven Linemayr ranked second and third respectively. In the sitting category, Les Ebl finish fourth in the GS but didn’t finish his second run in the slalom. Justin Sigal had a great first run in both his events, but was disqualified in his second runs.

“Our racers have trained very hard since the beginning of the season, and it showed in these races that the commitment and passion for the sport of the athletes and coaches have been rewarded,” said Britta Gretzmacher, a race team coach. “We are very fortunate to have the Vernon Ski Club support us in so many ways, and the integration during our training sessions reflects not only in the race results, but also in the positive and heartwarming mood on the hill.” The next race is scheduled Feb. 4-5 at Mt. Washington in Courtenay. For more information on paraalpine ski racing at Silver Star with Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports, visit www.ssass.bc.ca.

Fencers strike medals Morning Star Staff

Okanagan fencers produced medals in the recent annual Vancouver Open tournament held by The La Salle Fencing club. Okanagan Freestyle Fencing coach, Matt Clarke, brought home the silver medal, while coach Brendan Robertson of the Vernon Fencing Club placed a respectable fifth and Eileen Fox was sixth in the women’s division. The tournament featured 21 men and seven women dueling it out for top spots. Clarke avenged Robertson’s defeat by beating Dynamo fencer, Devin Manky, but losing in the finals to Dynamo’s David Shorey. “It was an amazing experience where Okanagan fencers could showcase some of their skills” said\ Clarke. Adam Voth of Kelowna placed 15th, and Todd Semeniuk of Vernon finished 17th. For anyone looking to try fencing, classes are held in Vernon on Mondays at Hillview Elementary

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at Harwood Elementary from 5:457:45 p.m. Anyone of all ages is welcome to drop in for a complimentary lesson. Contact Matt Clarke at 250-306-9253 or okanaganfencing@gmail.com for more details. For photos and more information about the club, check out www.okanaganfreestylefencing.com.

NOTEBOOK HOCKEY - The Okanagan Training Rink is offering a fun-filled skills and skating program for kids aged 5-9, on Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon, through March 11. Register for all sessions or pat a drop-in fee. Call instructor Mike Burke @ 250-307-4110. SPRING HOCKEY - The Okanagan Training Rink is now taking registration for kids fun spring league 3-on-3 hockey. Open to all ages and levels. Power skating and skill development classes included. Register by calling head instructor Mike Burke @ 250-307-4110 or 250-549-7468 (OTR). LACROSSE - Minor lacrosse registration goes today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Askew’s Foods in Armstrong and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Sports Store in Vernon. New players get 50 per cent off registration fees.

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LINCOLN LANES BOWLERS-OF-THE-WEEK Club 55 Ladies: Louise Collins – bowled a 593 triple to go 167 over her 142 average. Club 55 Men’s: George Leach – bowled a 705 triple to go 150 over his 185 average. Ladies: Kathy Pasjack – bowled a 692 triple to go 191 over her 167 average. Men’s: Dan DeBoer – bowled a 868 triple to go 199 over his 223 average. HIGH GAMES/TRIPLES: Bunny Forrester 100 POA; Sara Durrant 306-328-862; Rick Carswell 332-307, 100 POA; Allan Brooks 100 POA; Dan DeBoer 388-868; Al Somers 100 POA; Gord Conway 309, 100 POA; Marg Myers 100 POA; Carol Skidmore 310, 100 POA; Art Block 320-810; Trevor Rachwalski 308; Betty Gauthier 301, 100 POA; Lottie Heyligers 100 POA; Krista Koenig 306; Tyce Koenig 337-308372-933, 100 POA; Kevyn Hoggard 341, 100 POA, 7 strikes in a row; Chuck Pecor 100 POA; Zane Carswell 345, 100 POA; Mark Perry 100 POA; Herb Rideout 303, 100 POA; Don Hurst 320; Jessy Buchanan 306-751; Kayli Breitkreutz 100 POA; Nichelle Marquardt 100 POA. HIGH AVERAGES: ADULT Ladies Yvonne Walker 255 Men Wayne Schultz 253 CLUB 55 Ladies Irene Walker 212 Men Don Hurst 224 PEE WEE Girls Libby Hampshire 104 Boys Zach Flindt 122 BANTAM Girls Mackenzie Killingbeck 105 Boys Adam Fiset 154 JUNIOR Girls Erin Sakamoto 220 Boys Matthew Christie 165 SENIOR Girls Krista Koenig 227 Boys Tyce Koenig 249

SUNSHINE HONDA SENIOR MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L PTS Seebach 13 2 26 Icton 12 3 24 Witter 12 3 24 Burns 10 5 20 Heuman 10 5 20 Lyons 9 6 18 Donaldson 8 7 16 Wudrich 7 7 14 Cook 6 9 12 Kimura 6 9 12 Owen 6 9 12 Skrenek 6 9 12 Munk 5 10 10 Lee 5 8 10 Morazain 2 13 4 Boesel 1 13 2 WEEKLY SCORES Lyons 10 5 Morazain Cook 9 1 Owen Wudrich 7 1 Donaldson Seebach 6 4 Kimura Witter 8 4 Heuman Icton 7 4 Skrenek Boesel 6 3 Burns Lee 7 3 Munk

DARTS PUBMASTERS DART LEAGUE A DIVISION TEAM PTS WK Eagles Bud Knights 135 14 Beaking Eagles 131 12 Alexanders Predators 123 12 Checkers Chuckers 110 10 Bangin’ the Neighbours 83 8 ANAF Smokin’ Bulls 69 7 High Scores Men Brock French 140x3 Ladies Sheri Morrell 114 High Out Men Wayne Morrison 105 Ladies Judi Austin 54 180s None Bulls None B DIVISION TEAM PTS WK Legion RFBDPs 139 12 ANAF Paralyzers 133 12 Straight Shooters 126 12 Legion Legionaires 117 14 Alexander’s Grapes 79 9 Bald Eagles 78 10 Eagles Sisters 44 8 High Score Men Rob Calhoun 140 Ladies Evelyn Torrance 134 High Out Men Darren Critchley 95 Ladies Rena Larose 106 180 None Bull None

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WEDNESDAY

Boys at 8:15 p.m., Fulton Gym.

JUNIOR B HOCKEY – Knights vs Summerland Steam, 2 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre.

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Netminder Dalton Stenberg of the Vernon Valleywood Venom follows the play at the K-Town Showdown Senior Atom Hockey Tournament last weekend in Kelowna. Stenberg, 10, earned Game MVP as the Venom iced the Kamloops Titans 6-4.

REC HOCKEY VERNON HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM Re/Max Rangers R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans Kalavida Flyers MFC Bulls Kasper Denture Clinic Red Wings Teale Utility Canucks Godard Excavating Predators M&K Ready Mix Bruins Aquatico Bay Sharks BBC Blackhawks Royal LePage Whalers Kal Tire Knights SCORING LEADERS: PLAYER Bryce Kakoske, Orphans Leath Gare, Orphans Sawyer Mick, Rangers Corey Massie, Flyers Logan Massie, Flyers Matt Schneider, Bruins Jarret Watts, Red Wings Jeff Mushaluk, Bulls Justin Horochuk, Preds Jeff Kuzniar, Flyers Duane Dennis, Red Wings Reed Church, Canucks Richard Jodoin, Rangers Corey Webb, Blackhawks Taylor Jackson, Bulls GOALIES (Min 10 GP) GP Chris Kingdon, Sharks 19 Blair Miller, Rangers 17 Steven Clark, Canucks 18 Shane Hillman, Bruins 15 Byron Tiggelaar, Flyers 16

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ADULT SAFE WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L T Vernon Buy-Low Vixens 12 1 0 Salmon Arm Wildfire 8 3 0 Vernon RTS Rocket Stars 7 3 0 Shuswap Storm 7 3 0 Armstrong Mavericks 4 6 1 Vernon Kittens 2 6 1 Falkland Falcons 3 8 0 Vernon Ice Maidens 0 11 0 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER GP Kelsey Kirkham, Vixens 10 Kelsey Halvorson, Vixens 8 Penny Brown, Rocket Stars 9 Nadine Overwater, Wildfire 9 Jennifer Findlay, Storm 8 Christine Bosworth, Vixens 11 Sarah Visser, Kittens 10 Helle Watson, Wildfire 10 Kaillie Halifax, Wildfire 9 Michelle Polson, Wildfire 10 Andi Williams, Storm 10 Lindsey Whitbread, Storm 9 Mandy Christensen, Vixens 8 Sarah Davis, Mavericks 8 Nichole Oakden, Vixens 9 GOALIES GP GA Patti Hansen, Vixens 7 9 Michelle Embleton, Vixens 7 11 Colleen Nerbus, Rocket Stars 7 14 Susan Renaud, Wildfire 10 15 Phyllis Jorgensen, Storm 10 27

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BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L OTL PTS GF GA VS Liquor Store Screamin’ Eagles 15 1 0 30 261 111 Willms Electric Whalers 15 1 0 30 229 145 Dave Clarke/Checkers 12 4 0 24 239 173 Rice Box Rockets 11 5 0 22 215 123 JMG Construction Ice Hounds 10 5 1 21 155 138 Courtesy Motors Vikings 9 5 2 20 178 145 Westside Sneaky T’s 8 7 1 17 203 184 Beavers 8 7 1 17 229 214 Nolan Mechanical 7 9 0 14 153 163 Dinoflex 7 9 0 14 176 232 Puckers 5 11 0 10 144 196 OTR 3 13 0 6 130 211 Westside T-Birds 1 14 1 3 108 261 Hi-Pro Sportswear Diggers 1 15 0 2 134 258 WEEK 16 SCORES January 23 Game 1 Whalers 16 – Erik Locke 4+1, Geoff Straight 3+2, Jeff Ovington 3+2, Bryce Kakoske 2+4, Kris Satchell 2, Jaret Pereboom 1+3, Chad Gilroy; Goalie: Blair Miller Puckers 8 – Jesse Hunter 3+1, Cory Davis 2, Jordon Nixon 1+2, James O’Reilly, Kunal Chander, Andy Stein 2A; Goalie: Andy Leighton Game 2 Vikings 12 – Jeff Donnelly 3+1, Carl Veenendaal 3, Shane Cox 3, Darren Veenendaal 2+4, Chris Rainkie; Goalie: Hugh Donnelly Checkers 10 – Corey Massie 5+3, Dan Novakowski 3+1, Tyler Usselman 2+4, Christian Gauthier 1A; Goalie: Steve Clark January 24 Game 3 Rockets 12 – Justin Horochuk 4+2, On Ouchs 2+2, Curt Wallace 2+1, Ryan Vanveen 2, Matt Ertmoed 1+1, Shawn Lodder; Goalie: Travis Rypkema Beavers 10 – Teagan Blair 7, Cory Hewko 2, Mike Sawka 1+1, Mike Mason 5A, Matt Rysen 4A; Goalie: Tory Cerney Game 4 Sneaky T’s 18 – Derek Martin 7+1, Richard Louis 4+1, Zach Wilson 3+4, Frank Lewis 3+2, Ty Louis 1+6, Shane Altwasser 1+2; Goalie: Neil Christopher T-Birds 3 – Bill Robins, JT Bonneau, Justin S.; Goalie: Bobby Louis Game 5 Nolan Mechanical 13 – Brent Helland 4+2, Curt Jensen 4+1, Niko Siedmann 2+4, Greg Colley 2+1, Chris Lalonde 1+1; Goalie: Brad Lauridsen OTR 10 – Chris Silva 4, Hugh Deslauriers 2+1, Jesse Vidler 2+1, Dallas Wolpert 1+1, Ryan Mickey 1+1; Goalie: Jesse Hunter January 25 Game 6 Ice Hounds 11 – Jason Deboersap 4+2, Andrew Hunsberger 2+2, Jeremy Driegen 2, Harley Toews 1+3, Adrian Vanderleest, Alvin Vanderdeen; Goalie: Jesse Hunter Dinoflex 8 – Wayne Wicklund 4, Jory Spencer 2, Dale McAllister 1+2, Dean Ostafie 1+1, Gerry Giesbrecht 3A; Goalie: Mike Lehoux Game 7 Eagles 18 – Landon Neary 5+4, Dave Brown 5+1, Brad Wick 3+2, Eli Johnson 2+2, Tim Proctor 2+1, Don Malakoff 1+3; Goalie: Bruce Shaw Diggers 4 – Logan Massie 3, Tom Clerke; Goalie: Nigel Goolia

VOLLEYBALL CHECKERS BAR & GRILL WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FRIDAY TEAM PTS Over the Hills 11 Gangsters 9 Incidental Contact 9 Nash’s Nuts 3 Scared Hitless 3 WYSIWYGs 1 SUNDAY TIER 2 Six Knuckle Chuckle 10 Dirty 1/2 Dozen 8 Just the Tip 6 Twisted Ankles 0 SUNDAY TIER 3 POOL A 9 Westside Connection 7 Keep the Change 5 Always Get it Up 3 Killer Bees POOL B 12 5 O’Clock Somewhere 7 Bums ‘n’ Roses 6 Deep in Dis Pear 6 Quarter Pounders 3 Can U Dig It? 3 Kal Tire KING OF COURT - JAN. 30 POOL A - 6 PM @ PV Ballz Deep, Roll Shot, Big Spank, Choke POOL B - 7:30 PM @ PV Autobots, Just the Tip, Turn & Burn S*M*A*S*H POOL C - 9 PM @ PV 6 of 1, Bangarang, Slightly Brown, Wii Not Fit MONDAY TIER 3 POOL A PTS Possums 9 Slammers 8 We Be Easy 7 Mixed Sets 6 Bumpin’ Uglies 3 Superbad 3 POOL B The Smackdowns 9 Alexanders 8 Blockheads 7 Hard Core Sets 6 SNAFU 6 Famous Players 7 5 Johnny Popper’s 4 Kiss My Ace 3

POOL C Spike Who 11 Kal Hotel Bumpers 10 Ball Smashers 5 Balls Deep 5 Megalodons 3 Balls Deep #2 2 QUEEN OF THE COURT (POOLS A-C PLAY FEB. 8) FEB. 1 POOL D – 6 @ PV Ball Handlers, Triple Threat, Joy of Sets, Chicks With Hits POOL E – 7:30 @ PV Martinis, Misfits, Strikers, Win 4 Gin WOMEN’S TIER 3 POOL A PTS Cussin’ B’s 10 Westside Girlz 9 Sets to You 8 Volley Recon 7 Court Jesters 4 Slammers 4 Sets Appeal 3 Will Work For Sets 3 POOL B Hot Flashes 13 East Hill Girls 12 Snowball Sisters 8 Lethal Ladies 5 Sugar & Spikes 4 Bing Bang Boom 3 Killer Queens 3 POOL C Int. Trans Spike Girls 11 On Your Knees 9 Nice Sets 6 Whiplash 6 By the Balls 4 Set for Life 0 POOL D Volley Veejays 10 Volley Girls 9 Bite Me 6 Alioup 4 Drillers 4 Heffers 3 POOL E Lab Brats 12 Superset 11 Service With A Smile 6 Serv-Ivors 4 Neehooters 2 Davidson’s Spiked Punch 1


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City establishes priority capital works ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

New lights, new water line and major road rehabilitation are the top-five projects the City of Armstrong will undertake in 2012. Council approved a five-year capital plan, starting with five main projects this year: lighting upgrade and safety improvements on Smith Drive; replacing 70-year-old water

lines on West Rosedale and Highland Park Road Avenue, mill and over- from Wood Avenue to lay on Pleasant Valley Highland Park Drive. Road from Large area Patten Drive repairs will to the city limbe done on its, along with Catherine spray sealing Place at on Pleasant Catherine Valley from Crescent Patten to intersection Okanagan and south, Street; Wood Sully O’Sullivan and Fowler Avenue from Street at the Mc Ke c h n i e road crossing Drive to the city limits; and west lane.

Large area repairs include removal of the existing asphalt and substructure, installing new aggregates and 75-millimetre asphalt. “Some of these are as a result of our overall assessment of infrastructure, some of it is preventative maintenance and some of it is getting ready for our new entrance to town to celebrate our hundredth (100th birthday

in 2013),” said Mayor Chris Pieper. The city will spend $340,000 from its roads and water budgets on the projects. Coun. Sully O’Sullivan, chairperson of the public works committee, also explained that Colony Street – which endured two water main breaks in 2011 – has been moved to the top of the priority list for 2013.

But it could be moved into the 2012 plan as a joint project if the funds are there.

Building activity stats slow in Armstrong ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Armstrong’s mayor hopes 2012’s Year of the Dragon in the Chinese horoscope brings good building fortune. In looking over the Regional District of North Okanagan’s building inspections statistical report for December 2011, Chris Pieper pointed out that 2011 followed in the footsteps of not-sogreat years in 2009 and ‘10. “In Armstrong, the year to date housing units total was 15. The previous year it was 114 but 76 of those were

at Heaton Place (new construction values,” seniors centre),” said said Pieper. Pieper. “I hope the Year of “So we went from 38 the Dragon improves to 15. That’s a things and signifcant drop we get back for 2011.” to a normal The report, situation.” which includes School Armstrong, buskers E n d e r by, T h e L u m b y , City of Spallumcheen Ar mst rong Chris Pieper and the five has given electoral areas, unanimous saw the region approval drop to 79 units for a for Pleasant Valley value of nearly $34 mil- Secondary School music lion in 2011 from 233 students to do some and a value of $68.1 fundraising busking. million in 2010. Students from PVSS “That’s more than music director Brenden a 50 per cent drop in Majerech’s four differ-

New fees at area landfills Morning Star Staff

There are changes underway at North Okanagan landfills. The Regional District of North Okanagan board has approved a new fee schedule which takes effect Wednesday. The most significant changes are: ■ an increase in the refuse disposal fee from $85/tonne to $88/tonne (the minimum charge for refuse remains at $3); ■ the fee for construction and demolition waste will increase by $5/tonne to $160/ tonne; ■ the fee for disposal of regulated material with refuse (i.e. asphalt roofing, yard and garden waste, glass, scrap metal, wood and blue bag recyclables) increases by $5/tonne to $160/ tonne; ■ the disposal fee for inadequately secured loads will increase by $5/tonne to $160 per

tonne, however the minimum charge for an inadequately secured load will decrease from $20 to $10; ■ the fee for recyclable clean asphalt shingles decrease by $8/tonne to $82/tonne;

and; ■ the fee for mattresses and box springs increase by $1/unit to $6/unit. The amended municipal solid waste management bylaw will be posted at www.rdno.

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ent secondary ensembles will busk in front of local businesses from February to May to help raise money for a trip May 3 to 6 to the Cantando Music Festival in Whistler. “Our band students will either have name tags with our school name on them, or our PVSS band shirts,” said Majerech. “We will also have small banners informing the public as to what

we are up to for that venue/day.” The Cantando Music Festival is a three-day non-competitive celebration of music for young musicians. PVSS music students also plan to do a large bottle drive through the community on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also do mini-performances during breakfast busking from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 18.

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Mikenna Allan, Welder Completing the Industry Training Authority’s Welding, Level C Technical at Okanagan College (FREE TUITION) Mikenna is presently registered with the ITA as a Welding Level C Apprentice and is enrolled at Okanagan College for her Technical Training. Mikenna feels this program has given her a new direction, that was not available in high school. “The theory is very helpful, as we know what to do when we do the practical skills.” Mikenna’s advice is to take an apprenticeship in high school, so you have something under your belt, when you graduate.

Dave, the instructor from OC would like 16 more students like Mikenna, and he comments that she has an exceptional skill set and very good set of hands for Welding. Dave also feels she will be a real success story as a Welder. Mikenna will return to High School for the 2nd semester to complete her Grade 12 and then be ready to continue her Work Based training in Welding working toward her RED SEAL (RED SEAL is recognized as certification in Canada).

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Long-term planning is moving ahead in three North Okanagan communities. Enderby, Lake Country and Lumby have all received federal and provincial funding to develop integrated community sustainability plans. “It’s a real shot in the arm for us towards our entire plan,” said Mayor Howie Cyr of the $180,000 going towards the Knoll neighbourhood project. “The plan links to our downtown revitalization.” Cyr added that senior government money makes such initiatives possible for local taxpayers. Lake Country will receive $250,000 to improve ecological, cultural, institutional, social and economic issues. “Receiving funding that will help ensure the long-term planning of integrated, sustainable use of all municipal resources and functions is a great benefit for our community” said Mayor James Baker. Lumby will get $94,000 to manage its watershed through the development of a liquid waste management plan. “Receiving this funding will help ensure the long-term sustainability of our watershed which will greatly benefit our community and neighbouring rural areas,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

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hen it comes to local events, MLAs can’t play favourites. And there’s no shortage of fun and worthwhile events in and around Vernon that deserve to be mentioned in this space. But I hope you’ll forgive me if I go out on a limb and say one of my personal favourites is the Vernon Winter Carnival. What’s so great about the Winter Carnival? Let me count the ways. First, it’s the largest winter festival in Western Canada, and the third largest in Canada. And it’s worth mentioning the two larger events – Quebec City’s Carnivale and Ottawa’s Winterlude – are absolutely huge. To have Vernon’s Carnival bigger than winter festivals in places like Toronto, Niagara Falls, Winnipeg and Calgary is a real achievement. True, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. But over 10 days and 100 separate events, Vernon’s Carnival is positively packed. From the unofficial kickoff event – the Balloon Fiesta – to the 10-kilometre run on the festival’s last day, there’s something for everyone. 2012 is the Carnival’s 52nd year,

and while there are yearly favourites like the parade, I’m always discovering something new to do. For example, this year my wife and I are taking advantage of dance lessons at Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio. Dance lessons are a great idea, not just because it will be fun, but it’s one way to compensate for all the amazing jopo house lunches. But while discoverEric Foster ing new events and activities, I look forward to a few favourite events every year. I particularly enjoy the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program, which along with the parade marks the beginning of the Carnival. It’s a pageant for young women aged 16 to 20. They compete based on talent, impromptu speaking, and more. One of my constituency assistants is a former Princess Silver Star, and if she’s any indication, these young women are destined for great things. One of the most fun ways to support the Carnival is by having someone arrested: a coworker, employee, friend – or better yet, your boss. The Carnival’s Arrest the Best program features “official” Carnival Cops, who come to

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Senior government funding is being directed towards efficiencies in the Okanagan’s fruit sector. The federal and provincial governments will provide $2.7 million to the Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative, which processes the valley’s tree fruits. “Through this investment, hardworking tree fruit growers will have the tools they need to modernize their packing house, increase efficiencies, lower costs and grow their businesses,” said Ron Cannan, Kelowna-Lake Country MP, Friday. The funding is expected to reduce total operating costs by $340,000 annually. Created in 2008 through the amalgamation of four packinghouses, the OTFC is the largest packinghouse operation in Canada. It is a grower-owned co-operative with more than 700 members combining their talents to grow, pack, and ship over 3.5 million boxes of fruit each year.

your workplace and place the arrested in their jail. The only way out is to call around and raise enough bail money for a release. Come to think of it, I hope this column doesn’t give my constituency office staff any ideas. All those things are great, but when you get right down to it, the best reason to get behind the Winter Carnival is it’s great fun. If you’ll forgive

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The Historic Barns of Armstrong/Spallumcheen is a photo exhibition for Heritage Week Feb. 20-24. “Any drive through the countryside will be rich in sightings of old barns, said Marion Tucker, one of the organizers for the show sponsored by the Armstrong/ Spallumcheen Museum and Archives. “Whether the original house remains or not, often not, the barn remains; an attractive icon to the agricultural history of this area. Many of the unique aspects of cultural traditions and economic indicators of the settlers of this area are told in these structures. A number of barns have been lost. Some have been in continual use, repaired and/or restored. Others have become

fragile shells. All have stories to tell.” The Museum/Archives has a number of photographs of barns, historic and contemporary, that they need help identifying. They also invite anyone who has photographs and/or stories/histories of area barns to submit their material for the show. The photos can be of any size and in any condition as they will be enlarged for the show and returned to the submitter. Information should include the location of the barn; its history, when it was built, the builders, owners and any stories associated with the barn; as well as the name and contact information of the submitter. Submissions must be received by Feb. 11 and can be made to asmasbarns@gmail. com or to the Armstrong/

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rush. This is indeed a luxury to which I look forward. I will continue to write this column and to try to reflect what is happening to seniors here and other places that I visit and share more of the joys of retirement as they happen. Speaking about opportunities for seniors, just check the community page in The Morning Star for a week and you will be overwhelmed with the variety of activities available. A new publication of Community Exercise Programs in Vernon amazingly offers 28 different opportunities at nine locations around town for every kind of exercise you may require, from rehabilitation for hip and knee replacement to sitting in a chair and performing yoga breathing. We are indeed fortunate to have all these possibilities available. It seems that retirement can be just another door of opportunity opening, if we just turn the handle. Sorry I forgot to put in the name of the new audiologist in town in my last column as I was reminded of by a reader. Her name is Tosha Hodgson at Rockwell Audiology, unit 204, 3334-30th Ave. (Sun Valley Mall), phone 250-545-2226. If you have any comments or suggestions, you can reach me at 250-542-7928 or e-mail blackmail1@telus.net

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HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE - REQUEST TO FILL THREE (3) VACANCIES The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill three (3) vacancies on the Heritage Advisory Committee. The Committee’s objective is to provide Council with recommendations on matters relating to the designation and preservation of heritage buildings and structures, review of heritage grant applications, assisting with the preparation of Statements of Significance and assisting with the Heritage Plaque Program. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at the reception desk at City Hall or download a copy from the City’s website at vernon.ca/committees. Applications will be accepted at City Hall no later than Friday, February 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm. Please address applications to City of Vernon, 3400 – 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6, Attn: Committee Clerk or via email to sbiluk@vernon.ca.

ADVISORY PLANNING COMMITTEE REQUEST TO FILL ONE (1) YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE VACANCY The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill one (1) vacancy for a youth representative on the Advisory Planning Committee. The position is to be a non-voting member of the Committee. The Committee’s purpose is to provide City Council with advice and recommendations on proposed land use, planning changes, and related matters. The Committee meets every two weeks on the Tuesday following Council’s Regular Meeting. The membership term runs concurrently with Council’s term, therefore the term of this vacancy would expire February 1, 2015. If you are a youth, under the age of 21, and interested in serving the community on this committee, please pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or download this material from our website at vernon.ca/committees. Applications are to be accepted at City Hall no later than Friday, February 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm.

PUBLIC PARKING — 29 TH STREET BETWEEN 32 ND AND 35 TH AVENUES The Railroad and Private Property owners are now requesting that payment be made to use their land for parking. In order to continue use of this property for Public parking, the City has secured an agreement with one owner and is currently negotiating with the Railroad. RICHARD ROLKE/MORNING STAR

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Hanna Beer, 10, shares a minute with Wendy Thomas at the Vernon Wendy’s Tuesday. Thomas, the daughter of Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, was in town as part of Wendy’s Dreamlift Day.

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irst Nations people see no difference between their spirituality and their culture. “For us, as the first people of this land, spirituality is both very simple and very complex. There is a Creator and we were created to live here in harmony with the land. We have always been here, connected to the land and all the other creatures that live on the land. The land provided for us and we cared for the land,� said Mollie Bono, Okanagan Indian Band representative to the Inter-Faith Bridging project. The project, sponsored by Vernon and District Immigrant Services and funded by Embrace BC, brings together people of different faith backgrounds in the community to share and learn. “It is important for us to be part of the project because it fits very well with what we are doing, which is working with people of all backgrounds,� said Bono, who is program director for the First Nations Friendship Centre, an Okanagan Indian Band councillor, and Vernon School District trustee. “It’s easy to be part of this inter-faith discussion because we were able to find that we had so much in common. All faiths believe in a supreme being, prayer, sacred sites, rituals for life passages, celebrations, and in striving to be good human beings. Each faith has meaningful traditions about music, dance, sharing food and everyday and celebratory clothing. This is a way for us to de-mystify each other’s spiritual beliefs.� Bono said she thinks there is little awareness of the depth of the spirituality of the Okanagan First Nations and other First Nations people. There are more than 100 First Nations groups in Canada with almost as many languages and cultures. There are 29 distinct languages in British Columbia alone. “It’s all about geography, with each group basing their culture on their available resources. Traditional Okanagan practices included making birch bark baskets, hemp weaving and preparing deer hides. It was all about the necessities of life. We are teaching our young people these skills,� she said. Bono was raised as a Roman Catholic but by the time she was in her teens, she was more interested in traditional spirituality. “In my parents’ generation, it was against the law to practise Okanagan spiritual beliefs. From 1886 to 1956, people could go to jail for doing that, but people did them anyway, secretly. The land was always sacred to us. Nature is transformative and it is something we can have every day,� she said. “My grandfather lived with our family and he would tell us the stories. There are stories about everything: the people, their history, the land, the plants and animals, the rocks and water. Stories are so important. As soon as I could write, I wrote down the stories, sensing somehow that they were very meaningful. I wish I had those now.� She is saddened that many of the First Nations stories were lost while they were prohibited, although the elders did their best to keep them alive. Elders continue to be a vital part of First Nations spiri-

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“We’d all have better relationships with one another if we talked more.â€? The Inter-Faith Bridging project will have a series of public workshops starting in February where people can learn about the different faiths in the community and take part in activities like workshops, visits to sacred spaces, the Diversity Health Fair, and a potluck gala evening. Workshops include woodcarving, religious holidays, Bhangra/Latino dance, drumming, faith art history, faith fashions, meditation, prayer shawls, songs of faith, faith fashions, and mizuhiki (Japanese art style). All workshops are free but pre-registration is recommended. There will be free childcare with pre-registration essential. For more information about the Inter-Faith Bridging project and the workshops and activities, contact MaytĂŠe at 250-542-4177 or e-mail ndibski@telus.net.

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“I love working with seniors. They’re all very appreciative of what we are doing,” said Irene Payne, a volunteer with the Seniors Support Program which matches trained volunteers and seniors for visits and social activities once a week. Payne, a retired RN and mother of three who has long experience volunteering — she started the apple pie sales at Seaton school — often goes swimming with her senior client. Other times, they will go for a walk or out for coffee. Other activities that volunteers and clients do together include going out to a community event, to an activity at a seniors centre, to do errands, or to visit at home. The volunteers don’t do any housekeeping, personal care or anything to do with medication or finances. “The times together are

something I look forward to and so does she,” said Payne. “The training course is very informative and very well presented. Karen does a very good job of teaching and we learned so much. It’s all well worth it.” Karen Swales, coordinator of volunteer services for the Family Resource Centre, which operates the program, matches the volunteers and clients, who are referred by Interior Health. “We would really like to see more male volunteers in the program as we have a waiting list and some of the men would like another man to visit with them,” she said. “We like to have a good list of volunteers to make good matches and to allow for relief for holidays. We also need volunteer drivers, who don’t have to do the training.” Volunteers can also choose to help with a group social and wellness programs, including

For the past 15 years New Hope for Widow/ ers has held an annual retreat to give support, encouragement and educational workshops to bereaved widows and widowers. This year, the retreat will be held April 27 and 28 at Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church in Vernon. Friday evening features a concert with artist Cathy Hardy and guest speaker Grace Wulff,

founder of New Hope, who was widowed at the age of 37 and left to raise three children. “Saturday will provide the opportunity for retreaters to individually share their personal story of loss in a small group setting, followed by the choice of three workshops,” said Karen Bouchard, with New Hope. This year, New Hope offers the following workshop topics: Transitioning to Living

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are mourning the loss of a spouse.” The retreat is organized by the volunteer board of directors and other members who come alongside the newly bereaved as “companions,” while speakers and workshop leaders are experienced and knowledgeable in each of their particular topics. As in the past several years, New Hope offers a children’s program to enable parents to attend and bring their children who are also grieving. This program, for children aged five to 10 years of age, is prepared and facilitated by a professional schoolteacher and counselor, who also experienced widowhood. “It takes courage to

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With a successful career in financial services and marketing and good personal planning, Carrie (not her real name) was looking forward to retirement. “I had been to Las Vegas in the 1970s with a friend when we were in our 20s. It was an exciting trip and we gambled but there was no gambling in Canada then so we didn’t think about it when we got back,” she said. “About 14 years ago, I went to Las Vegas again with a friend and that was the first time I enjoyed gambling to the extent that I didn’t want to leave it, which surprised me. When we came back, I started going to the casino here. It got to the point where I wouldn’t even go with friends, I didn’t want anyone to interfere with my gambling. “Then I won a considerable amount and that really set me off to keep going back. I’d win a little more and then think I was on a lucky streak and go back and lose a lot more than I had ever won, sometimes up to $1,000 a week. I went through all the money I could get, my bank accounts, loans from loan companies, even my RRSPs. That was big trouble. I had to declare bankruptcy.” Carrie kept gambling, borrowing money from family and friends, making up stories about what she was going to do

sure I wanted to quit gambling but I was forced into it by circumstances. I would have been on the street and I’m not accustomed to that way of life. Now that I’ve calmed down and recovered my intelligence, I know that it’s not the way to live, that you’re killing yourself. Carrie is not gambling at all now and lives from pay cheque to pay cheque, often with less than $20 left for groceries and other needs when she has paid her basic expenses and made repayments on her loans. She is also determined to repay every dollar she got from friends, even though it is going to take years to do so. She has made a money-management plan that allows her access to her debit card only on paydays. She makes the necessary payments then does not have the card again until the next payday. “I don’t want to gamble at all. It’s not necessary to anyone’s life. It’s a horrible disease when it happens to you and it affects your family and friends. It has affected my retirement and I know that I will be low income. But you can’t quit without help. Right now, I’m trying to stay calm and peaceful. “People might feel like they want to hide but they are not hiding. I hope that what I’ve said makes sense to people who have this disease and that they will get help.” For more information call 1-888-7956111.

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JANUARY 31 ART PRESENTATION AT VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Jan. 31 at noon. Each week VPAG provides a special noon-hour presentation on a variety of historical and contemporary art making practices. This week’s topic: Graffiti Art. Approx. 1 hour. Drop-in session. Admission by donation. Gallery is at 3228 - 31st Ave. Call 250-545-3173 or see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com for info.

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TEACH AND PLAY FOR KIDS Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. For more information, call 250-542-7578. DRAWING LESSONS AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE For beginners, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 542-2877 for info. INFO. SESSION WITH MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CLBC Stephanie Cadieux will be at an info. gathering session Jan. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Schubert Centre. She would like to meet with people who are in receipt of services and those who are in need of services provided by her ministry through CLBC. She would also like to hear from those who are delivering these services on behalf of CLBC. If you are unable to attend, please forward your comments to Klaus Linemayr at linemayr@live.ca WOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3.30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704 Highway 6. Experienced carvers come and meet other carvers, share techniques and ideas. New to carving? We’ll help you get started. New members are welcome anytime. THE VERNON TIMBRETONE CHORUS Meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2400-46th Ave. (NOCLS). New members welcome. LUMBY ARTISTIC CONNECTIONS Weekly (drop-in) Tuesdays noon to - 4 p.m., at the Lumby Community Centre (2250 Shields Ave.) where you can learn to paint or draw using the medium of your choice; watercolour, oils, acrylics or pencil. First two hours you get instruction for $10, after that it’s free. We have supplies on hand to get you started. For more info call: Olena at 250-547-8866. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., A Step Ahead, 2800-33rd St., basement of Gateway Shelter (open to the public, 12 step-meeting). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! Call 250-542-2696 for more information. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com for regular meeting times, locations and more information. COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. Please note change of time and location. MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, corner of Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235 for more information.

Sweeping Snowmen Tea & Decorated Hat Contest Wednesday February 8th 1-3pm at the Halina Seniors Centre Tickets $7 meal included. Have some fun and bring the best sports decorated hat for the judging contest! Enjoy some great food, entertainment and door prizes.

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www.rotary5060.org or www.rotary.org On February 18, 2012, Silver Star Rotary Club of Vernon will host the 24th Annual Project Save-A-Life CPR Day. Last year 371 people registered for the event, which involved CPR training as well as a demonstraƟon of how to use a portable deĮbrillator. Twenty four years ago, our club president of the day had two instances in his life where heart aƩacks happened to others nearby, and as the ambulance was called, he waited for them to arrive. He was frustrated that he didn’t have the knowledge of CPR to help further. These circumstances prompted him to look for CPR training. At the same Ɵme he was looking for a long term community project that the club in which the club could parƟcipate and foster. That same year, the SeaƩle Rotary Club ran a campaign on training their populaƟon in CPR, so Silver Star Rotary sent a conƟngent down to review their program. Vernon’s Project Save-A-Life CPR Day was born! One thousand people were trained in each of the Įrst two years. This was quite overwhelming, with volunteer burnout, so the target was revised for a maximum of 600 per day. A professional co-ordinator for the event was hired to organize the training volunteers who regularly come to parƟcipate in the program. First Response Training and Safety Professionals Inc. in Kelowna Įlled this role for us. They are a natural Įt as they were involved for years with our club, and have parƟcipated in other programs in the Vernon area. Our club is responsible for the organizaƟon of the event itself, coordinaƟng with a local school for the use of their faciliƟes on a Saturday, and providing club members for registraƟon check-in and trainee assistance. First

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Response provides the trainers and Rotarian co-ordinates locally with Vernon Fire Bruce Shepherd and Rescue. At the event we have 250-503-0663 Pleased to be a approximately 15-20 trainers made up Rotarian since 2000! of local ĮreĮghters, EMTs and training staī. Since the Įrst few years, our Rotary Member parƟcipaƟon numbers have decreased Club: Kalamalka Rotary to approximately 350 to 550 which is Employer: Silver Star Carpet Cleaning Occupation: Owner more manageable and sustainable Family: Wife Judy Rotarian from year to year, but the event is Paul Harris Member Jim Burns sƟll as vibrant and necessary to the Pleased to be a member of the 250-545-2873 community. Last year we added a Kalamalka Rotary since 1984 delicious pancake breakfast which is free with your sign-up (donaƟons gladly Rotary Member accepted!) Lives have been saved through the Club: Vernon Rotary project. There have been success Occupation: Denturist stories: a man golĮng at Vernon Golf Family: Wife Pam Rotarian Course, incidents at Sovereign Lakes W.D. Brian Butt cross-country trails and Silver Star Pleased to be a Rotarian and serving RD, BPE Denture Clinic Resort, choking in an oĸce lunch room, Vernon & District for 8 years! 250-260-1774 a child saving her father and several others.

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Our event this year is scheduled for Saturday, February 18 at Clarence Fulton Secondary School. Classes run on the hour, starƟng at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. Sign up by aƩending the Village Green Mall in the evening on Friday, February 3 (4:30-9:00 pm) or all day on Saturday, February 4 (9:30am-5:30 pm). You can also register by calling 1-888-CPR-LUNG. Project Save-A-Life conƟnues to be a strong addiƟon to the community and we look forward to serving the community again this year.

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The Okanagan may be a long way from the southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), but a Canadian author who has ties to both areas is about to share what she’s observed when she visits Vernon. Connelly, who was born in Calgary and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Greece, and Burma, is currently in the Okanagan as UBC Okanagan’s writer-in-residence, and will speak and read from her written works at the new upstairs salon in the Bean Scene Coffee House Monday. This is a return to the valley for Connelly, who in 1990, won an award from local publisher Kalamalka Press for her first book of poetry, The Small Words In My Body. The book would go on to win the Pat Lowther Award in 1991 for best book of poetry published by a Canadian woman. Connelly also gained acclaim for her second book, 1993’s Touch The Dragon, A Thai Journal, which won the country’s highest honour for non-fiction writing, the Governor General’s Award. “Karen has a number of links to Vernon and through Kalamalka Press, and to Okanagan College as well,” said John Lent, former writing professor and regional dean at Okanagan College, who has organized the reading at the Bean Scene. “Nancy Holmes, poet and creative writing professor at UBCO now, was Connelly’s first significant mentor. “Suffice it to say, while producing this

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Published poet, novelist and non-fiction writer Karen Connelly is in the Okanagan as writer-inresidence at UBC Okanagan, and gives a reading and talk at the Bean Scene in Vernon Monday. book, Karen worked with and became friends with a number of our own writers here, so we feel we have played a small role in the launching of this writer’s career and we’re so damned thrilled to have her back.” The author of nine books of non-fiction, poetry and fiction, Connelly is probably best known for her 2005 best-selling novel, The

Lizard Cage, which is set in the late 1980s, when millions of Burmese rose up to protest against the brutality of their military government. Published in Europe and Canada, the book was compared in The New York Times book review to the works of Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and Mandela, and hailed in The Globe and Mail as “one of the best modern Canadian

novels.” It went on to win Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers in 2007 and was shortlisted for the U.S. Kiriyama Prize, as well as longlisted for the Impac Dublin Award, both in 2006. Connelly first visited Burma in 1996, as recounted in her most recent work, Burmese Lessons, A Love Story. There to gather information for a series of articles about political prisoners, she says she discovered a place of unexpected beauty and generosity. She also encountered a country ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that imposed a code of censorship and terror. While seeking out the regime’s critics, Connelly witnessed mass demonstrations, and attended protests, as well as interviewed detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. At one point, she had to flee from the riot police, and when it got too risky, she fled the country altogether to Thailand. As part of her visit to the Okanagan, Connelly is also judging the short-listed story submissions for the Okanagan Short Story Contest. She will accompany the announcement of the winners with a reading from her work, Thursday at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. The three winners will also be invited to read excerpt from their stories. Connelly’s reading at the Bean Scene takes place Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Bean Scene and $12 at the door.

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Indulge in some sweet sounds at new Carnival event VCMS to build on its foundation with inaugural Charity Ball Morning Star Staff

The sound of music is not the only thing emanating from the Vernon Community Music School. With a new president and board of directors, there’s a buzz of excitement as the school plans for a new gala event taking place during Vernon Winter Carnival. The VCMS Charity Ball, to be held Saturday, promises to be the formal affair of the year, reminiscent of the Snow Flake Ball, which was formerly held during Carnival, said the VCMS’ new president Gerry Martselos. “Formal events in Vernon are a rare occurrence; our community needs events like these,” he said. “We aim to showcase the immense talent we have at our school and in our community, giving the people a chance to dress to the nines, and enjoy a fine dinner, live and silent auctions, and a fabulous evening out, all the while supporting a great cause. And, of course, we guarantee the best music in town.” In addition to the school’s

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Vernon Community Music School instructors Arne Sahlen and Jennifer Martselos play a duet on the grand piano in the school’s East Hill heritage home in preparation for the VCMS’ inaugural Charity Ball during Carnival. own talented faculty, attendees will dance the night away to the renowned 20-piece Mark Rose Swing Band. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Sound Foundation campaign, with funds for repairs and a new foundation to the century old heritage home, which houses the music school. “Located in the Smith House on

East Hill, it’s no secret that the music school is on unstable ground,” said Martselos. “We’re working hard to change that, with our Sound Foundation campaign. We plan to elevate our school, literally. This 100-plus-year-old heritage home is to be lifted and suspended, while the entire foundation is excavated and replaced, providing a sound foundation for the school to oper-

ate on for centuries to come.” Through various campaign efforts, more than $100,000 has been raised to date, which is approximately one-third of the capital required for this massive endeavour, with a total estimated cost of more than $300,000. “It’s a lot of money, but it’s a bargain to keep this pillar of the community as a centre for learn-

ing, versus a centre that’s leaning,” said Martselos. The VCMS board is also looking to launch a new advertising campaign and is seeking businesses that would like to support and work with the school on an ongoing basis. “Over 700 students attend the Vernon Community Music School. That’s well over one per cent of the population of Vernon that attends our school, with countless alumni throughout the community,” said Martselos. “Our music school is a non-profit organization, and boasts some of the lowest rates in the province, and we plan to keep it that way. This requires much support from the community, as well as our members and staff. We’re looking to make this Charity Ball a smashing success, and an annual event.” The inaugural VCMS Charity Ball takes place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Vernon Golf and Country Club Attendees will enjoy an appie/cocktail hour, dinner, a live and silent auction, as well as entertainment by VCMS staff and students. After dinner, patrons can dance the night away to the Mark Rose Swing Band. Tickets are $60 each and are available at the music school by calling (250) 545-4977 or get them at the Carnival office, located at 340135th Ave. Call (250) 545-2236.


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Jean Dujardin as George Valentin and Berenice Bejo as Peppy Miller are both up for acting Oscars, as is director Michel Hazanavicius for the best picture nominated film, The Artist. work. Despite having no equipment, training or particular skill, she starts chasing bail jumpers. Without handcuffs and armed with pepper spray, she goes after one of Vinnie’s biggest bail-jumpers, a former vice cop and murder suspect who just happens to be the guy who seduced and dumped her back in high school. Not Rick Davis only will he result in a hefty payday for her, but will be a satisfying payback. In Man on a Ledge, an excop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands

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on the ledge of a highrise building while a hard-living New York police department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. The Grey reunites Liam Neeson with his A-Team director Joe Carnahan in an action thriller about a group of oil-rig roughnecks who are left stranded on the subArctic tundra after their plane crashes in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Suffering from injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, the survivors are also relentlessly hunted by a vicious pack of wolves. Produced by brothers

Ridley and Tony Scott, The Grey was shot in Smithers. Back to the Sea is an animated adventure about a young flying fish named Kenny who lives in New York Harbour. He dreams of leading his family back to Barbados but gets captured and displayed in the fish tank of one of New York’s most famous restaurants. He meets a quiet young boy and together they begin a quest to get Kenny back to the sea. Back to the Sea features the voices of Christian Slater, Tim Curry, Mark Hamill and Tom Kenny—the voice of Spongebob Squarepants. –– Rick Davis is the manager of a movie theatre in West Kelowna.

ANAF hosts Spring Breakout at Carnival Morning Star Staff

Break out of the doldrums at Carnival this year when the Army Navy Airforce Unit #5 holds its Spring Breakout dance, Feb. 10. The casual evening of live music and entertainment will feature the sounds of local recording artist Pingo (Lawrence Bourgeois), as well as the Evergreen Drifters, who will have everyone up and dancing to their traditional music, including waltzes and polkas. Barbecue beef on a bun with salads will be served from 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. in

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people at a local coffee shop. “My imagination sort of went from there and I built a story around it,” she said. The story for Like Ants came after Meyer heard a segment on Jian Ghomeshi’s radio show Q on CBC One about people who like to dress up as super heroes and fight crime in urban settings. Meyer, who was shortlisted for a previous work of fiction at the same contest last year, attributes

A local writer has been shortlisted for the Okanagan Short Story Contest. Coldstream’s Karen Meyer submitted two works, entitled Like Ants and Dirty Chai, to the contest and found out last week that both works have been accepted. “It was a huge honour and a nice surprise,” said the mother of four. The latter story, named after the spicy, hot drink, was written after Meyer observed an interaction between two

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her recent success to a course she took at UBC Okanagan with creative studies professor Anne Fleming. She was also one the writers selected to meet and have her work assessed by current UBC-O writerin-residence Karen Connelly. “It certainly helped things along,” said Meyer. “(Fleming) was very helpful. She read my stories and helped me see where I needed to be braver as a writer, working with point of view. (Connelly) also gave me some good insight.” Connelly will also be the final judge and will pick the top three winners from this year’s shortlist of eight writers. Besides Meyer, they include Kelowna’s Joanne Carey, Shelley Woods, and Tar StornessBliss; Kamloops’ Katherin Edwards and Karen Hofmann; and Nelson’s Jillian Harvey. “She has a big job ahead of her to read through all the submissions. It really is about a personal reaction to the work,” said Meyer. Entries for the 14th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest closed Dec. 16 and prizes of $500, $200 and $100 will be awarded at the ceremony to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Sponsors for the contest are UBC’s faculty of creative and critical studies; CBC Radio One; the Canada Council for the Arts; and the Okanagan Regional Library. For more information, visit www.okstorycontest.org.

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spent four years travelling Europe, and thus was familiar with the background of many of the plays. –– “Shakespeare” by Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Mark Anderson (2005). The author is only the latest to champion Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford, as the author of Shakespeare’s works. The hypothesis rests chiefly on the charismatic de Vere’s eventful life and times. The “Oxfordian” theory is a strong one, but it is up to the reader to decide whether or not to believe it. –– The Shakespeare Code by Virginia M. Fellows (2006). October 1623, Sir Francis Bacon describes a new and ingenious method for writing in code. November, 1623, one month later, the Shakespeare First Folio is published. Coincidence? For over 250 years, the Word Cipher, concealed in the plays of William Shakespeare, remained

undiscovered -- until the late 1800s. Fellows reveals an explosive story of secret marriage, children of Elizabeth I, Virgin Queen, and Francis Bacon as the true author of Shakespearean plays. –– Shakespeare Thefts by Eric Rasmussen (2011). The first edition of Shakespeare’s collected works, the First Folio, published in 1623, is one of the most valuable books in the world and has historically proven to be an attractive target for thieves. Of the 160 First Folios listed in a census of 1902, 14 were subsequently stolen, and only two of these were ever recovered. In his efforts to catalog all these precious First Folios, renowned Shakespeare scholar Rasmussen embarked on a riveting journey around the globe, involving run-ins with heavily tattooed criminal street gangs in Tokyo, bizarre visits with eccentric, reclusive billionaires, and intense battles of wills with secretive librarians. Although not directly related to the authorship debate, this literary detective story has much of the same appeal.

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They were flown into Vancouver and set up in a swanky downtown hotel with all expenses paid, just like business executives running a high tech firm. Only the Vernon Panthers economics team was on a different sort of business enterprise – the 14th annual Junior Achievement Business Challenge. VSS has traditionally performed very well at the event, and this time was no exception as the team guided its virtual company to third place in a 21-team competition that featured public high schools and private academies from across the province. Vernon team members included teacher Susan Egan, Grade 11 student Daniel Chow, Grade 10 students Jacob Dolinar, Kory Kury, Hannah Kulak and Zack Goldsmith (missing, Megan Fretz, who was ill). “VSS has been participating in the challenge since it began 14 years ago, and we so appreciate the incredible learning opportunity for our students,” said Egan. “The trip to Vancouver in itself is wonderful. There have been many times where the flight to Vancouver for the business challenge was the first flight the student had ever taken.” TALLULAH PHOTOGRAPHY Students were selling the new (fictitious) Vernon secondary teacher Susan Egan (from left) and students Daniel Chow, Jacob Dolinar, Kory Kury, Hannah Kulak and Zack Goldsmith celebrate high-tech Holo Generator, a handheld their third-place finish at the 14th annual Junior Achievement Business Challenge in Vancouver. device that generates 3D images of music videos and movies. They built huge virtual hands for half the time, with the down to the went into the competition with a positive come back to visit, they tell me that the manufacturing plants, engaged in cutthroat wire decisions,” said Kulak. Business Challenge was such a highlight for attitude.” price wars, competed for consumer dollars The Panthers collected $300 for their them,” she said. Added Chow: “I thought we were a sucwith advertising, and developed trendy new cessful team because everyone had their own bronze-medal showing. Pocketing the “The face-to-face challenge is so much features. Student teams had to work against input and it helped us make the best possible $600 first-place prize was Team UTILITY more intense than Internet competitions, the clock to make their busiof Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill with students facing time pressure and decision.” ness decisions. The competition consist- Secondary, with $450 runner-up award changing market conditions. It is great for Press releases during the ed of two rounds – a place- going to Team Sweet of Courtenay’s G.P. them to be able to interact with the other game changed market constudents, and network as one of the guest ment round first, followed Vanier Secondary ditions with rising inflation, They prepared for the business challenge speakers encouraged them to do.” by playoffs. VSS, going up new companies entering the The event is sponsored by the Institute against teams comprised of by competing against each other, and against market, and banks willing solely Grade 12 students, Egan, in mock competitions. They learned of Chartered Accountants of B.C., Deloitte, to double their loans at low won the right to play in the to read financial statements, calculate how MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd., interest rates. VSS navigated top tier, called the Titan much money they would have to work with, Colliers, Xibita, Knightsbridge Capital their company through these and estimate their expenses, such as adver- Group and Openbox.ca Marketplace. — Daniel Chow storms through 20 quarters, The VSS economics team is now gear“I had a great time at the tising and carrying inventory. representing five years of Egan says several former economics team ing up for the Global Junior Achievement business competition,” said business, all in one action-packed day. Goldsmith. “The experience has fueled my members have gone on to work at well- Titan Challenge. The opening rounds will be “Overall, our team clicked really well, but interest in the economy, and business in know tech corporations like Google and played over the Internet, with the top teams there were a few decisions where I was really general. I can attribute our success to the fact Microsoft. advancing to the face-to-face finals, Aug. stressed out about it, with my face in my that our team worked great together, and we “When students who have graduated 6-10, in Wilmington, Del.

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A new Vernon tour company is offering baby boomers a chance to rediscover Europe in a whole new way. The company, called Europe Lives, recognizes that travel is nothing new to an independent generation that came of age roaming Europe as college students, toting backpacks and Eurail passes. Now, with more time on their hands, many have a desire to once again see the continent up close again, but not on a stuffy tour bus. Europe Lives has addressed these issues by crafting a new series of on-the-ground tours designed for independent boomers, and other travellers, who want to connect with real people and authentic places in a meaningful way. But instead of hunkering down in a sleeping bag at a dingy youth hostel (the go-to accommodation of a student travelling on a shoestring budget), Europe Lives offers more upscale lodging. “Our target customers already know how to get to the continent,” said Dirk Terpstra, Europe Lives co-founder,

originally from Holland. “What our company does is provide an organizational framework so they can focus on what they really want – experiencing Europe face-to-face in a way that’s extremely personal. You can think of us as the Zipcar of European vacations.” Just as Zipcar customers find a vehicle waiting for them, Europe Lives takes care of all the trip’s details. The traveler simply shows up and is ready to hit the road, either by car, bike, or on foot. “Our tours are anything but boring,” said Terpstra. “We get you off a bus and on the ground to do your own thing. Travelers can be confident that Europe Lives has taken care of all the details – the reservations, bookings and ticketing. “You’re free to engage, to roam and experience the continent without the hassle.” Each one of Europe Lives self-guided tours is crafted to maximize encounters with local culture. The company encourages its customers to shop and eat in local markets, advises them on undiscovered restaurants and directs them

along roadways that maximize the opportunity to engage with locals and discover a unique region. Europe Lives offers travel experiences in 10 European countries, including a walking trip along the Chianti vineyards in Tuscany; a combined driving-walking trip to the Pilgrims Trail to Santiago de Compostela; a bicycle trip from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside; and an eightday, self-guided trip to the Spanish province of Asturias on the country’s northern coast to explore the Picos de Europa. Vernon’s Bryan Schenker, who used Europe Lives to bike with a small group along the Dutch canals, appreciates the company’s go-your-own-way approach. “We’ve all been overseas before, but what Dirk’s team did was make this adventure easy,” said Schenker. “Our bikes were waiting for us when we got there. The itinerary was loose, but organized.” Reservations are now being accepted for Europe Lives’ next series of trips beginning in early spring.


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Calling it a day Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a 10-part series identify the qualities you’re looking for in a successor (i.e. skills, resources); and assemble a team of titled 10 key decisions for business owners. professional advisors (business broker, experienced hether you intend to sell the business to legal advisor, tax specialist, financial advisor) to a third party, transfer it to family memhelp you put your plan together. bers, structure a management buy-out Where is your business in its life cycle? – Your or wind it up, advance planning can help you make business’s life cycle can influence your retirement better long-term decisions. planning. Early on, you may have little Will your business provide enough to resources or time to give to retirement fund your retirement? If much of your planning. Later on when you’re estabnet worth is tied up in the business, you lished, you may have more time and may be less diversified than those who resources – however, the best time to plan have a more traditional retirement portis as soon as possible. folio. Remember that, unlike a salaried During the early years and periods employee, it’s up to you to fund your of growth, build retirement planning own retirement. into your decisions by diversifying and Do you have a strategy? – If you directing surplus assets to RSPs, IPPs, haven’t given further thought to that Kirbey Lockhart tax-exempt life insurance and/or non-regfar-off day, consider that many business istered investments. Obtain professional tax advice owners each year are unable to sell their businesses to help maximize cash flow to these assets. You may for a variety of reasons. These include difficulties finding a suitable buyer and obtaining financing for also be able to split income with family members and that can be beneficial when you eventually sell the successor, once they have been identified. the business. Don’t leave the planning to the last minute Build a comprehensive estate plan, including – Don’t expect to put together an effective succesputting wills and powers of attorney in place and sion plan in a short period of time. Many business keep them up to date as circumstances change. owners underestimate how long it takes to do this. Long-range planning may not be uppermost in Begin by writing down your goals and get some professional legal, tax and accounting advice on set- your mind when faced with your current day-today business challenges, but a business succession ting up a succession plan. plan can improve the overall value of your business Be conservative when you’re planning for and help maintain its strategic direction. Setting retirement – Maximize other sources of retirement income, like RSPs or IPPs for example, and however goals and time lines helps to keep you on track and much you love what you do, don’t leave your retire- forces you to think long term. During the planning process you may also idenment planning too late. Allow time to find potential tify talented future leaders and others who could buyers to ensure you get the best possible value for take on pivotal roles. You can then ensure they get your business. the training and experience they’ll need when the Here are some tips to time comes. consider: start working on your succession plan Kirbey Lockhart is an investment advisor with as early as possible; set RBC Dominion Securities. This article is provided realistic goals; review for information purposes only. Consult with a profesyour plan regularly; sional advisor before implementing a strategy.

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PHILADELPHIA - I have a fascination with all things historical, and if ever a community has put its stamp on the face of American history, Philadelphia is it. It was a hotbed of activity during America’s struggle for independence from Britain, with the likes of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and John Adams walking her streets. As such, Philadelphia was a city I’ve always wanted to see. The trouble here was, it was a spring minor hockey tournament that gave me the opportunity to visit, so I was accompanied by my 13-year-old, hockey-playing son who felt the most important moment in history was the Canucks run to the Stanley Cup final a year ago. Philadelphia’s efficient train service allowed us easy access to the downtown core, and gave me the opportunity to share some literature with my son, and give him a synopsis on American history. Much of the U.S. that we know today began in Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Franklin Institute are familiar landmarks, as is the Philly cheesesteak, my son points out. So, first stop is

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A double-decker bus provides a chance to explore Philadelphia. the bustling Reading Terminal Market, where we are drawn by the alluring aroma of the gooey sandwich. Here in Philadelphia, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession - a long, crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sauteed steak, provolone cheese, served with or without onions. A city tour is always my favourite way to learn about an unfamiliar city. You can get your bearings, and then decide what attractions need further investigation. We jumped on the Big Bus Company’s authentic English double decker bus and enjoyed a narrated tour of the downtown. As the bus navigates the city’s tight

downtown streets, our guide reminds us of Philadelphia’s most notable buildings, including City Hall, which is the tallest masonry building in the world, with granite walls up to 22 feet thick. The building is topped by a 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn, the city’s founder in 1682. He named the new town “Philadelphia,” derived from the Greek words meaning “city of brotherly love.” For a bird’s eye view, we head up to an observation deck, right below the statue. Philadelphia is an art and museum lover’s paradise, which doesn’t impress my son, but a visit to the Franklin Institute Science Museum does. Here

is a hands-on, interactive museum with science exhibits to explore, including a “walk” through human heart. One stop my son looks forward to is the Eastern State Penitentiary. We wander its dank, dark foreboding corridors and I’m mostly able to convince my son that breaking the law is a bad thing, that is, until we check out the comfortable cell where Al Capone spent a year of his life. Our tour ends at Independence National Park which includes the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the small colonial home of

Betsy Ross, who is credited with sewing the first American flag. I think my son is suitably impressed, but he does hurry me off to an atmospheric restaurant that has been recommended by our tour guide, called El Vez. Philadelphia reflects the ideals that can interest both father and son alike: a love of sports, good food, a strong arts culture and an interesting history. The locals have their own distinct, streetwise accent and they’re known for their frank, straight-forward manner. Jamie Ross is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.

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South should play a low heart to dummy’s ace, return to his hand in a minor suit, and lead his other low heart toward dummy’s jack. If West plays low, dummy’s jack wins, declarer leads a heart to his king, and plays on the minors. If West wins with his queen and leads the spade queen, South ruffs with dummy’s heart eight, cashes the heart jack, crosses to his hand in the other minor, removes West’s final trump with his heart king, and claims because dummy is high. In seven hearts, you must play the trump suit without loss. If it were seven no-trump, the correct play would be to cash the king first, which

is nearly 2 percent better than immediately leading low to dummy. But since South cannot handle a 5-0 break, two plays are equal: Cash the king first, which wins when East has the singleton queen; or play low from hand, planning to finesse dummy’s jack, which succeeds when West has the singleton queen.

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Lloyd Smith April 29, 1919 – January 23, 2012 Lloyd was a well loved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who passed away just shy of his 93rd birthday. He loved music, and gave us all a liĆŠle dance just 2 days before his death. He will be greatly missed by his ÄŽve children, Dave (Kathy), Greta, Rosemary, Evelyn (Barry) and Ona, and grandchildren, Jamie, Sean, Sara, Marlon, Leila, Colin, Lisa, and Julia, and many great grandchildren (with whom he was very close), Christopher, JusĆ&#x;n, Melissa, Rachel, Brandon, Paige, Ben, Cassidy, Ella, and Avery. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Joan, an arĆ&#x;st whose painĆ&#x;ngs can be found on walls throughout the country. He came from a large preacher’s family of ten, and his two remaining brothers Walden and Art sĆ&#x;ll live in Wetaskawin, Alberta. He described himself as “the shy oneâ€? out of this large family! Lloyd grew up in rural Alberta and remembered, as a teenager, the Model-T his father brought home (their horse may have not been so impressed). He ‘rode the rails’ during the depression back and forth to university in Winnipeg, and later obtained a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from McGill. He joined the military late in the war as a research engineer working on scrambling and unscrambling radio messages. During the cold war, he led a department at the NaĆ&#x;onal Research Centre in OĆŠawa working on military satellite transmissions. He reĆ&#x;red as a major, and later in his career moved to commercial satellite signals. On reĆ&#x;rement, Lloyd and Joan moved to the Okanagan to be near their grandchildren. They spent a number of winters in Mexico where they learned to speak a bit of Spanish. They both loved music and to ballroom dance together. AĹŒer mom passed away, dad moved to Vernon to be closer to Dave and Kathy. Over the years, dad’s hearing and eyesight began to fail, but he kept his spirits up playing his keyboard, and was posiĆ&#x;ve, gentle and kind unĆ&#x;l the end.

CHAMBERS, Thomas Buckland It is with sadness we announce the passing of Thomas Buckland Chambers on January 20, 2012 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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Mom passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Heritage Square Nursing Home. She was 84 yrs old when she was called home to her Lord. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dmitry, 10 children, and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Natasha (also known by some as Natalie), was born November 9, 1927 in Kazakhstan to Ukrainian parents and lived in China and Australia before coming to Vernon, BC in 1970. She was known as a supportive wife, a warm, loving mother and grandmother, and a hospitable and kind friend. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Heritage Square who cared for her so diligently. A Funeral Service to celebrate Natasha’s life will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1pm.

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Lena Mae Dobie It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Lena Mae Dobie on January 23, 2012 in Vernon, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2003 and Âżve siblings. Lena will be missed by her daughter Lynda (Laird) Lockwood of Prince George, BC; son Craig (Debbie ) Dobie of Summerland, BC; granddaughter Leanda Lockwood of Edmonton, AB; grandson Mark (Kelsey) Dobie of Penticton, BC; great-granddaughters Ella and Alyssa of Penticton, BC; grandson Brent Dobie of Penticton, BC; and special friend George of Vernon, BC. Lena was born December 12, 1916 in Burnaby, BC. She had an ever inquiring mind, attended many years of night school and always looked for opportunities to enrich her life. Lena enjoyed being involved in her children’s activities. She was an artist and very found of reading. Lena strove to learn one new thing each and every day. “We’ll all miss you Grammaâ€?

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IRVING, Craig It is with sadness we announce the passing of Craig Irving on December 18, 2011 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Gordon Douglas McClure

Special thanks are given to the great staÄŤ and residents at the Westridge ReĆ&#x;rement Home in Vernon for the loving atmosphere they create in their facility. A celebraĆ&#x;on of life will be held for the extended family in the spring. In lieu of Ňowers, donaĆ&#x;ons can be made to the Canadian NaĆ&#x;onal InsĆ&#x;tute for the Blind.

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Gordon Douglas McClure, age 64, died Jan 1, 2012 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012 at the Vernon Family Church at 3508 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC

CARMICHAEL, David August 18, 1912 – January 7, 2012

Dave passed away with his family by his side at Nanaimo Regional Hospital after a short illness but a long life well lived. Left to mourn are his son Donald (Margaret), 3 grandsons; Bryan (Bev), Steven (Naomi) and Darin (Alyssa) and seven great grandchildren. Dave was predeceased by his wife Lydia in 2002 and grandson Allen in 2010. Dave was born in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 15 where his family settled in Byemoor, Alberta. Dave moved his family to Vernon in 1948 where they lived for 50 years and then moved to Nanaimo in 1998. Dave was a member of the Sons of Scotland, Vernon Camp where he was made an honorary member for 50 years of service. He was an avid reader of Robbie Burns poems and gave the Address to the Haggis for over 25 years in Vernon. Dave and Lydia were square dancers with the Stardusters for many years. After moving to Nanaimo, Dave made many friends as he travelled to Woodgrove Mall daily by bus and while riding his power scooter in the Bayshore area to oversee the development of the new subdivisions. Dave had a positive attitude and was friendly to all he met with his little dog, Hayley, leashed to his scooter. The family would like to thank the VIHA home care workers, Meals on Wheels volunteers, and Dr. McNie for the support, compassion and friendship over the past few years. The family will hold a private ceremony of Dave’s life and celebrate him on his 100th birthday. Memorial donations can be made to the SPCA in memory of David Carmichael.


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TECHNICAL Coordinator: Cross Country BC the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in BC is currently seeking to fill a fulltime Technical Coordinator position. This position is responsible for providing support for the Athlete Development Program. Location Vernon BC. A background as an athlete and/or coach in the sport of cross country skiing is required. Job description is available on request. Deadline Feb 20 2012. email: office@crosscountrybc.ca. Only individuals receiving an interview will be contacted.

THE ISLEY Group in Grande Prairie, Alberta is a Forestry, Oilfield Construction, Maintenance and Transportation Co. We are currently looking for: **Truck Drivers for Log Haul** We offer Competitive Wages, Group Benefit Package and a Friendly Atmosphere. Experience would be an asset. Please submit resumes with current driver’s abstract to: Email: hr@isley.ca or Fax: (780) 532-1250

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FOUND: #1205 - White, black on face & black patches on back, sht. hair, small female, very friendly. 26th St., at Vernon Stone Products, behind Royal Garden Restaurant. Jan. 1/12. #1209 - Black, white whiskers, short tail, sht. hair, large, friendly. Kal Lake Rd., nr. Browne Rd. Jan. 19/12. #1210 - Dark grey tabby, white bib/nose/on face/legs/tum., tabby tail, pink nose, sht. hair, med./ large size, (think n.male). Corner of Becker & Patterson, Armstrong. Summer, 2011.

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Job Ready in 5 months !'EOGRAPHICAL)NFORMATION3YSTEMS #ERTIlCATE from Okanagan College can prepare you for a career in forestry, mining, oil & gas, government, First Nations, private consulting and more. The next intake starts Mar. 5, 2012 in Vernon. Examples of Jobs posted in the last month: City of Kamloops GIS Technician - $26/hr Columbia Shuswap Regional District GIS Technician II - $1,748 - $2,005/bi-weekly Town of Cochrane GIS Technician, $22.57 - $28.21/hr For more information visit our website at www.okanagan.bc.ca/gis or call 1-866-352-0103

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

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BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 EXPECT the best for your driving career! Good pay, late model equipment, reliable satellite dispatch, electronic logs, direct deposit. Sutco Contracting Ltd. has openings in our Chip Haul division. We require full-time, reliable, safety minded professional class one drivers. Check us out www.sutco.ca or fax resume:250-3572009 Enquiries 1-888-3572612 Ext 223 Graphic/Sign Designer with Sign Shop production experience. Email resume to mike@wholesalegrafix.com or fax 250-260-7007, or phone: (250)260-3100 Martin Orchard, Coldstream pruning, thining, picking, seasonal work. March 1st to October 31st. Wage rate $9.56/hr. then May 1st $10.25 or piece work. Fax 250-549-4138 or email: hkr525@hotmail.com Needed: Permanent Seasonal experienced Vineyard & Farm Laborers, April-Nov. $9.56/hr fax: 250-542-5096 ph: 250558-8331 Email resume to: lsvineyard4@gmail.com Office Administrator required part-time leading to fulltime to cover Maternity Leave. Computer Skills a must, quick books skills an asset. Reply to Box # 3, c/o Vernon Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave. Vernon, BC. V1T 1P5 PAINTER required, new construction & repaints. Own transportation. Send resume to box #12 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5.

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Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 Farm Laborers needed, work includes planting, pruning, thinning, picking, fruit & vegetables. March thru October. $9.56/hr Call Sid (250)5401011 or fax: 250-545-1935 Housekeeping wanted $15, (250)503-3818

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Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd requires a Retail Operations Manager to oversee all of our Retail and Rental Operations. This position will be responsible for staffing and service, providing strategic direction and leadership with regards to productivity and customer satisfaction. He or she is responsible for managing budgets, and overseeing the retail/rental team in order to drive revenue growth, increase productivity and promote a high level of customer satisfaction. The Retail/Rental Operations Manager is also required to communicate the implementation of new programs to store level management and employees, and ensure that rules and regulations are observed by every employee in the company. Six or more years previous management experience in a retail environment with proven leadership abilities. Strong technical knowledge of both soft and hard goods as it relates to the ski/board/bike industry is an asset. Silver Star Ski Resort offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

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ARMSTRONG-SPALLUMCHEEN Fire Department actively seeking Recruits The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Department is actively recruiting for energetic community minded people that wish to join a dedicate group of highly trained and motivated people serving their neighbours.

Paid on call ¿re ¿ghter The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Department is accepting applications for paid on call ¿re ¿ghters. Candidates must reside in Armstrong or Spallumcheen, be required to successfully complete a ¿tness/health pro¿le, submit a criminal record check, and must successfully complete a 40 hr. Recruit Training course (April 12 - May 3, 2012; Mon+ Thurs evenings and Saturdays). • All applicants must hold a current class 5 drivers license and a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. • Applicants must be available for weekly ¿re practices; (Monday evenings’ 19:00 hrs and occasional extra-curricular training). • The ability to respond to calls during the day and afternoon as well as night time an asset. • Class 3 and/or air endorsed drivers license an asset but by no means essential. Interested persons are asked to send resume, including hand written cover letter to:

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Duties include shipping and receiving, as well as organizing warehouse layout in a cost effective and ef¿cient manner. Duties also include delivery of goods to customers, using company owned vehicles, throughout the Shuswap / Okanagan. The successful candidate will possess: an ability to work on their own or as a member of a team, experience in warehouse management and shipping / receiving, a clean drivers’ abstract, and a positive attitude with a commitment to customer service. Starting wage of $17 per hour plus bene¿ts. Please reply to box #11 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1P5.

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Department. PO box 252, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 Closing date: February 20, 2012 Successful applicants will be contacted.

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Our company has been manufacturing frozen bread and bun dough for the past 17 years. Our continued growth has us once again looking to fill two new positions. Past additions to our team have been a great success and we are hoping to add more great members to our team. Position # 1: Line Worker ¾ Must be energetic and physically capable ¾ Successful candidates will receive on the job training (Food Safe an asset) ¾ Shift work required ¾ Starting wage $13.00/ hr with wage adjustment after completed training ¾ Medical and RSP program ¾ Opportunity for advancement Position # 2: Production Mixer ¾ Must be energetic and physically capable ¾ Ability to multi-task and follow routine ¾ Basic arithmetic skills ¾ Production environment experience an asset ¾ Successful candidate will receive on the job training (Food Safe an asset) ¾ Shift work required ¾ Starting wage $15.00 – $18.00/hr depending on experience – (wage adjustment after completed training) ¾ Medical and RSP program ¾ Opportunity for advancement Please forward resumes to: 4145 Spallumcheen Place, Armstrong B.C. V0E 1B6 or e-mail to: okdough@sunwave.net

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250-542-8368 (Home)

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Computer Services

Livestock

NorVal Computer Sales & Service Enderby, BC Computer Clean-up $59 House Calls $30/hr Remote Support $20/hr 10% off all RC Toys in-store www.norvalcomputer.com 250-838-6111 / 250-938-0512 PC/Mac/I-pad Troubleshooting, Repair, Free online articles, Microsoft Certified $30/hr Seniors $25/hr, 558-5882 www.seo-webz.com

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868 END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

Equestrian Back Country Horsemen meeting, Feb 7th, 7-9pm. 2906-41 Ave. Rocky Transport Building. New members welcome! Contact Dave 250-5466237.

Feed & Hay 1st cut round bales, barn stored, no rain, grass alfalfa mix. Evenings. (250)546-6076 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 Grass Alfalfa mix hay for sale, excellent quality $5/bale (250)546-6690

Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER 4 8 week old 2 orange, 2 grey kittens. $30.00 each. 250-5456871. Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2 males & Havanese pups 2 females 2 males, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. black & white cocker spaniel puppies, 3 mo. old, 1st & 2nd shots, $450, (250)499-5397 BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

Very good quality grass/alfalfa hay for sale $4 a bale. (250)546-6632, 250-558-8142

PUREBRED Boston Terrier Pups. 2 males. Born Dec 03/2011. Parents Papered. Black, White & Brindle. 4 further info call 250-368-5047. Ask 4 Char or Al. Registered Belgian Shepherd Tervuren. Import lines. 250392-5531 dmcyr@wlake.com SHIH TZU X, adorable pups. First shots/dewormed, family raised. Ready to go. $450. 250-542-3077, 250-862-7763 TEACUP Yorkie puppies available, 1m & 1f, shotsup-2-date, healthy, CKC REG, 11wks old, $400e, (adia662@gmail.com) or (250) 497-1100

Computer Services

Computer Services

HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 Hay for sale Timothy & Alfalfa $5/bale (250) 547-6334 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

542-8620

WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

14 years serving the community KELPRO COMPUTERS 2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561

Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Appliances

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale

Mortgages

IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.

30” Snowblower 10.5hp, new belt & rebuilt starter, runs exc, $300, 10” Table saw, like new $150 10” Mitre saw $50 (250)260-5227 BIG MAN’S CLOTHING, barely worn, hard to find sizes: 4pairs, Dress shorts, size 58-60” waists, Dress sweater 4XL, 4pairs, Dress pants, size 58-60” waists, 28”L, various colors, Also pair of black jeans, 58” waist, 28”L, $150 for the lot. (works out to $15 per item.) 250-558-3414 BIRD HOUSES: 1’to 4’ Tall old barn wood & fencing, decorated with vintage & antique treasures, no 2 alike. A MUST SEE! From $50-$145. Susie @ (250)542-0364 Crystal Waters Cassiar 1160 6-8 person hot tub approx 7 years old - works great digital thermometer - 2 speed $2500 obo call 250 938 5364 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430.

I want to buy gold coins from all over the world. All years. Call Todd 250-864-3521

Farm Equipment

Pets

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Livestock

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110

2011 John Deer Tractor, 17.5 hp, model 100, 42” blade, only 39 hrs. $3,000. (250)542-4408 Flat deck 8’W x 10’L, lights, stake pockets. $1200. 250547-6158

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

Firewood/Fuel FREE pallets for firewood behind The Morning Star building against arena. 250-542-3558. Firewood for sale, cut to length, split and delivered $150/cord or $100 truckload. (250)547-6533 lv msg. FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR Vintage Fishing Reels & Equipment, Old Firearms, Military Medals, Western Memorabilia, Saddles, Postcards, Indian Baskets. All Antique items considered. Please call 250-260-8069/250-308-8697 “Honesty Guaranteed”

Heavy Duty Machinery Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Medical Supplies MOBILITY Scooters & Powerchairs. Shoprider Dealer, Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Used Scooter and Powerchair Sale. www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745

Misc. for Sale

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

Check out our January Specials on the web www.briteland.com Awarded “Green Business of the Year”

It’s our Fiscal Year End! Check out the sale bins, horse products & dog food.

Investor Alert!

10%+ Return Are you looking for a better return on your money than you are currently getting? Then look no further. As a former engineer, bank appraiser & investment analyst, I have identified a number of real estate properties that with as little as $20,000 downpayment, you can get 10% return & even higher on your investment. Call today for a confidential consultation.

PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm.

Bjorn Edblad • 250-308-7134 Royal LePage Downtown Realty Ltd.

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Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condos for Sale

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon DOWNTOWN BACHELOR Spacious unit above Greek restaurant. All included. Available February 1. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

Houses For Sale

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258

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Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

East Hill 5 Bdrm Family Home Newer East Hill executive home in sought-after location. Classic 2 storey floor plan with main floor living area. Master suite & 3 other bedrooms up plus a games room & 5th bedroom in the full basement. Numerous features plus $85,000 in recent upgrades including a new kitchen, hardwood & tile flooring & much more. Private fenced backyard with large deck & hot tub. If you are looking for a spacious, top quality family home, this is a must to see. Priced to sell now - check & compare. MLS®

$

498,000

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

Perfect family home!

SUPER BACHELOR APT. Spacious apt, neat & clean, new carpets, new paint, on bus route, covered parking, on-site laundry, close to grocery, storage, summer swimming pool. Available immed. $550 $500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 2 BD 2 BATH Great apartment with super view, FS, AC, on-site laundry, handy location. Adult oriented, on bus route. Available immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

MOVE IN INCENTIVES BJORN EDBLAD

250-308-7134

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

7813 Cactus Drive borders the playing fields of Kal & steps from Coldstream Creek Park. Original owners have done wonderful upgrades to windows, roof, furnace & AC. 3 bdrms, great deck, heart of Coldstream. MLS®10034394 Reduced to $359,000. Call Beth Marks, Sutton REALTOR® 250-306-2384

ONE BEDROOM Adult oriented, F.S., A/C, view, on-site laundry, close to grocery, on bus route, covered parking, summer swimming pool. Available immediately. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580

Houses For Sale

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Houses For Sale

Sporting Goods

Misc. Wanted

11-pieces of used crocheted doilies. $5.00, (250)542-6142

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Attention Brokers/Realtors Open House Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-2:30 commission $6-8K to sell home at 5812 Teal Drive.

Exercise bike, bought at Canadian Tire, Paid $250, Assembled, barely used, $150 U-pick up. (250)558-3414 Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

DEVELOPER will pay mortgage for 6 months on 2-3 bdrm new condo. (conditions apply) www.okanaganbrownstones.com Phone: 250-3073737.

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

250-545-3420

Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Will buy bags, rolls, containers or piggy banks etc. full of older 10¢, 25¢ & 50¢. 778-932-2316

Little girl Ice Skates, new, white, size 13, $25 OBO, Vernon, (778)475-1452 Memorex 27” Color TV $50, J.V.C. 27” Color TV $50, both have remotes, 2 Entertainment Centres $60ea, Faux Leather Dark Burgandy Couch $60, U Pick-up, (250)558-3414 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Cash for Vintage Clothing & A cc., Costume & Estate Jewelry. Will pickup 250-769-7975

Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:00

Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

3-BDRM HOUSE, newly renovated, 8 ACRES, Fully Irrigated hobby farm/horses. Lavington. 5-BDRM HOUSE, 18 ACRES, good for orchards or farming Fully Irrigated. Lavington. (250)545-1562

695.00

250-260-1162

Best location for Great living

2 Bdrm Apartment, 3611 27th Ave., +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl.

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

250-503-7315 1&2&3bdrm $650-$850. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630


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Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Columbia Apartments Available March 1 25

Large 2 bedroom + den apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.

To view call

250-545-1519

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

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

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

A MUST SEE

1 bedroom corner garden apartment with fabulous view.

610/month.

$

250-542-7723

Apartment for Rent

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

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, $500 incl utilities & cable TV.

ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!

250-549-2770 THE PLACE to Live in Vernon

URBAN POINTE 1 and 2 Bedroom Modern Suites starting at $730.00 Central location New appliances, Elevator On-Site Resident Manager Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing See what we have to offer! Incentives with 6 or 12 month lease www.urbanpointecondos.com

Call 250-307-5522

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The CLIFFS 2 Bedroom Suites from

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Rare 1 Bdrm Suite for

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850 / month

MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites

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

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

REFERENCES REQUIRED SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

250-542-8989

250-542-1701

For more information call

1bdrm & 2 bdrm suites, $500. & $700. + util. n/p, n/s, private entrance. 250-549-1868

1bdrm 2 blocks from downtown Armstrong, newly reno’d, $590/mo 250-870-3378 1bdrm DT, close to everything, spaceous, reno’d/quite $600/mo. (250)275-3137 1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1-bdrm, quiet convenient location, level entry, near Schubert Center and bus route. Rent includes hot water, cable, parking, F/S, N/S, 50+, $620 call (250)309-3763 1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, No Smoking. Available February 1st. $600.00 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $650/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223.

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Discover the Secret!

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

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

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Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

Mobile Homes & Pads

1BRM, 800sqft in a small house in north bx, very quiet and private full kitchen, tile floor, in-floor heat, large deck, lake view, undersuite parking. small pets welcome 795./mo + util. available February 1st. 250-542-8004, 250-309-4912 2bdrm, 1 bath newly reno’d close to amenities, laundry avail, small pet ok, AC, balcony & view RR, $850/mo+util. Contact Doreen 778-475-4430 www.rentinvernon.com 2bdrm 1bath, NS, close to Downtown, sm. pet ok, $885 +hydro. 250-307-6174 2-bdrm, 1-bath spacious Easthill, apartment in Heritage Building, on-site laundry, large yard, and plenty of parking, n/s, definitely n/p, Avail Feb 1, $835 incl/util, (250)308-9402 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 2-bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Shared laundry. Heat incl. NS, 55+. Avail Feb 1 250-545-6810. Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

Bright, clean 2 bdrm. apt. in downtown area. Fridge, stove, heat and hot water included. Pay laundry, no pets $725 mo. Call 250-308-8500 Bright, cozy, 1-bdrm, Easthill apt. on-site laundry, large yard, and plenty of parking, n/s, definitely n/p, $650 incl util (250)308-9402

CALL ABOUT RENT INCENTIVES 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS 1 bdrm - close to downtown & Schubert, Heat included; N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066 RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm 38th Street & 27th Avenue; N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066 FABULOUS 1 Bdrm Condo on Lake Okanagan. Avail immed. Fully furnished, washer & dryer, 2 LCD TV’s, underground parking, and SAVE ON SUMMER RATES, 403-474-1111. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lrg 2-bdrm apt, new flrs, quiet adult oriented, heat & water incl, $800,n/p,n/s, avail immed 4011 - 27th St. 250-542-0669 NEW 2 BR, 2 Bath Condo for RENT in Vernon, avail. Feb1. Sec. heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D. $1100/month. 250-307-6373. NS suite, pets negotiable. PENTICTON 2BR, loads of storage, deck,parking, washer/dryer/aircon. One small pet OK. 150 McPherson Cres. $950 includes utilities. 2 weeks free rent. 250-809-6757

Commercial/ Industrial

AUTOMILE COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL Shop space on the automile with two bay doors and office, faces Squires Pub and has highway exposure. Zoned Industrial, 220amp 3 phase power, plumbed for air throughout. Approx 1800 sq. ft. with upper mezzanine. $1500 t.n Dan @ 250.309.1925.

POTENTIAL BODYSHOP Approximately up to 5200 sq. ft. available with functioning paint booth and outside gated compound two doors down from Manfred’s autobody on the swan lake automile. Zoned for paint and bodywork but many uses available. 220amp 3 phase power, plumbed for air throughout. Starting at $1500 p/m with the booth included. Dan @ 250.309.1925. Central office space available in house or professional building from $350/month 250550-0238 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm,close to d/t main floor, newly reno’d, n/s,n/p, lrg yard. $900 incl util. 250-306-4088. 2 BDRM, laundry hook-ups, D/W, $800. Available Feb 15th /March 1st. Small animals okay. N/S. 250-550-5832 2-bdrm, lower Easthill, close to town, storage, laundry hookups, no smokers, no pets, $700/mo, (250)549-8424 2 Bdrm, W/D, NS, pet negotiable, on bus route, close to downtown, quiet tenant, $800. util incl. 250-309-4524 2bd spacious unit on creek W/D, water paid by owner, clean, bright. call Sean at 250-306-0959 or view at www.arttales.ca 3bdrm, 1/2 duplex, 3 bath, newly reno’d, Easthill, near downtown, $1250, Avail. Mar 1 250-307-8747 3-bdrm, 2-bath, brand new flooring, inside freshly painted, large rec-room, front balcony, rear sundeck, quiet neighbors, $1200/mo, 250-308-7040 Cozy 2bdrm unit w/yard, new paint & carpet. $650month. 250-260-5902. Mission Hill, 2 bdrm upper. $900/mo. Avail now. UTIL INCL. N/S, N/P, W/D. Call 250-306-6996

Misc for Rent

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

Lavington/Coldstream area, sep. 2 bdrm suite on acreage, cozy & clean, fs, wd, ns, $800 incl. all util. & full cable, Refs. req., dd, 250-503-2546

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Commercial Solutions info@globalwestcommercial.com

t: 250 • 503 • 3477 Each office independently owned and operated

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

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

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

Homes for Rent VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon WEST VERNON 3 bdrm inner city home, fenced yard, close to all amenities, F.S., laundry, 2 baths, carport, off alley. Available January 31. $990/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. 1/2 DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, by creek across from OK Builders, island kitchen, family room, F.S., D/W, W.D., shed. Available immediately. $1100/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580

FOR RENT 3 bedroom house in Falkland Grace 250.545.0808

Darren Chinchilla REALTOR®/PROPERTY MANAGER

Homes & Investment Property Specialist

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• 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $1050. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm renovated large home on very private treed 4 acres. Large 220 workshop, 3 baths, 2 carport, deck, wood & force air heat, 5 appliances. $2000. 1 a 3bdrm mobile, lakeview, beach access, Westside Rd., Av/immed R.N.250-542-0060 2-bdrm, 1-bath, downtown location, $700/mo+util Avail Feb 1, (250)542-3276 2-bdrm + den, centrally located, 6 new app., a.c., hard wood, granite, n.s., n.p., Ref. $1200 + 65% utilities March 1 (250)545-7235 2-bdrm house in Canoe, close to lake, $975, Feb1, (250)5468129 call between 8am-8pm 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Vernon, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 2-bdrm, W/D, F/S, fenced yard, shed/storage, Avail Feb 15, $950/mo (250)679-8101 2 bed 2 bath main floor of newly updated house, includes, fri, stv, and shared laundry. Tenant downstairs is quiet. $1100 a month plus utilities. Contact andy@thecollinsgroup.ca for more info 3602 - 15th Ave, close to Mission Hill school, 3bdrm up, 1 1/2 bath, f.s., w.d.; also 3 bdrm basement suite, f.s. all pet friendly, all avail now, 250549-6554 and 250-372-4842 3-bdrm, centrally located, newly reno’d, hardwood floors, a/c, garage, n/s, n/p, Avail Feb1, $1300, (250)766-0199

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3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1450 w/d, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3bdrm on Deep Creek Rd, wood heat only incl firewood & hydro, pets ok. Avail Now $950.+DD, RR (250)308-7984 3BR clean, renovated house for rent $1350/mo 250-3092565 4bdrm Coldstream, 2 kitchens, 180° view Kal Lake, $1850 + util,2 w/d, np, avail now. 250-869-9788 4bdrm,Coldstream, lakeview, 4 bath, 3000+ sq ft. $2000 mo + util. RR 250-306-2361 5 bdr house for rent in quiet Armstrong subdivision close to schools ,f/s, dw, garage included, no pets, n/s, references required. $1200 plus utilities 250-804-5281, 250838-7019. Available Feb 1st. 6 brm, 1 acre lot, avail immed, gas heat, close to school,n/p, d/t, 250-545-9063. Adorable Tudor Style 3 bdrm 2 bath home on East Hill. Fully furnished with all amenities supplied. You need only bring your clothes. Perfect for short or long term. $1600 inclusive. 250-545-0117, 250-542-9019 COLDSTREAM 3 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath. Walking dist. to 2 schools, Kal lake., Creekside park. Appl incl. $1350./mo +util 250-938-8559 Coldstream orchard location, 4bdrms, 1bath, F/S, W/D, DW, garage, pets neg. Avail Now. $1400/mo util/incl. 250-5490310, 250-308-7004. Coldstream, quiet, clean, 2bdrm up, nanny suite & den down. n/s, pet neg., private garden, close to schools & bus, $1400. 250-542-8302. Furnished 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Ok Lakeshore, 5-appl, dock, ns, np, $1199 + util, short-term rental. (250)558-5045 Newly reno’d 2bdrm private country home, close to Lumby, $1150.+ util., (250)308-7672 NICE, 1700 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 1 bath mobile on 2 acres. Wood stove, lrg deck, fenced yard, 5 new appliances. Horses, pets ok. Horse shelter/hay shed, access to trails. 20 min N of Vernon. DD and ref’s req’d. $1200/mo, rent reduced Feb March to $ 1000/mo. 250-3792614, efalck@uniserve.com Wide selection of properties for rent. www.planetrent.ca 250-550-0238

1 bdrm, in Enderby newer, bright, private drive/entrance/laundry. $750/mnth incl util, internet, tv. N/S N/P. 250833-6560. Avail. Feb.1. 1-bdrm suite, $650 incl, util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, (250)549-0644 1-bdrm walkout suite on Coldstream horse acreage, against Kal Park, covered parking, w/d, f/p, cat ok, $700 util/incl, Avail Feb 1, 250-308-8138 1 Beautiful view Suite above garage. 1 Lrge bdroom reno’d private deck/yard/parking. Incl util/cbl/intrnt. NS NP $700 Avail Feb 15. 250-307-7699 Vernon 1 bedroom basement suite for 1 person in quiet East Hill neighbourhood. NS, NP, Utilities incl., shared laundry. $ 700/mth. 250-260-0447. 2bdrm, 1 bath,1100 sq.ft. lrg rooms, clean, bright & updated, $800. 250-215-4564. 2-bdrm, 1-bath, brand new, Easthill, very quiet & bright, Av/Immed $900 util incl, Free internet&cable, (250)540-2533 2bdrm, EastHill, large, bright, reno. Private entry/laundry, N/S, N/P $750 + util. Feb 1st. 250 542 3396. 2-bdrm, ground level, reno’d, gas f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p, patio, Easthill,$900incl/util 260-2882 2-bdrm, Large, close to schools, n/s, n/p, Av/immed, $775 incl util RR 542-6535 3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $990 mo. incl util, Avail Now. (250)558-8243 Brand new 2-bdrm, 1 bath, a.c., n.s., n.p. $700 mo 250503-1554 or cell 250-307-6162 BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon includes util 250-275-0665 Bright spacious 2 bdrm ground level suite, close to schools non smoking, no pets, References Req, $900 - $1000 250-938-5364 Clean, bright, 2bdrm bsmt, f/s, w/d, lower Easthill, $750 incl. util. 250-558-0933 COLDSTREAM, Beaut bright 900 sq.ft. 1 bdrm suite. W/D and jacuzzi tub. N/S, N/P, pet considered. $900 incl util, cable & internet. 250-5583486 Coldstream, clean, 1bdrm, partly furnished, w/d, perfect for student,$700 inclusive. 250-542-8302. Newer 1-bdrm, nice kit, 4appl, util/incl, pref. mat. person, n/s, n/p, $700/mo 250-542-3031 Studio suite bright & new, Allenby Way area, quiet, clean, suits 1, no smoking, np, F/S, w/d, Avail now, $550 util/incl (250)309-6199 Suitable for 1 person w/own entrance & parking stall, nice size livingroom,bedroom, kitchen, own laundry room & util incl., $595. 250-550-5513.

Motels,Hotels 1bdrm, quiet, n/s, kitchen, 1 person, Low wkly rates, $550 /mo incl util/cable. 558-1129

Room & Board Private Room in large family home overlooking Swan Lake, all inclusive (except your food) must like dogs, suit self sufficient person, $500.00 avail immediately. Call Susan 250309-0483 to view.

Rooms for Rent 2 rooms w/ bathroom, 1 room $400pm both rooms $600 pm. Avail now. 250-549-4212.

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. From $450 incl.util. N/P, furniture, cable. 250-549-0644 A room w/priv bath, in a quiet exceptional home, n/s n/p np, n/d, $550. 250-558-0638 Mission Hill 3408, 17th Avenue. 1-bdrm, double bed, free internet, util incl, shared bath/kitchen. No pets at all. $450/mo Teri (250)558-7868 Rooms for rent fully furn, cable& internet incl., smoking ok, $450. 250-549-7049.

Storage RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $70/mo 250-542-5003

Suites, Lower 1bdrm, 1 bath, sep. drive & ent., util & cable, incl. n.s. $800 mo.250-542-3810 1bdrm,above ground, Coldstream,n/p, 180° view Kal Lk. $925. w/d. avail now. 250869-9788. 1bdrm, clean, Harwood, NS/NP, $625/mo incl/util. 250-309-4657

Suites, Upper Lumby/Whitevale Large suite (850 sq ft) 1 bdrm,1 bath. Stacker laundry Private rural setting. Small pet negotiable. NS, non-partier. $800/month, util & sat TV incl.

Call Pat 250-308-0938

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

250-275-6224 1 a 3-bdrm upper suite, Avail Feb 1, Commonage area. Rent Negotiable 250-542-0060 1bdrm, w/d, f/s, utililities included n/s, n/p, secure parking. $700./mo (250)545-1339 1Bedroom, Mar 1, 2nd Fl., lower East Hill, lovely suite, deck w/view, utilities/internet incl., suitable for 1 person, n/p, n/s. $625/mo 250-542-0064 2 bdrm, $800 util incl, no dogs, avail now. Phone 250-7070604. 2-bedroom suite in Lavington. Beautiful country setting. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $650/month +utilities avail immed. 250938-4529 or View at http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com


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EastHill clean 3bdrm, upper level of house, avail Jan 15, incl 1 bath, 5 appls., digital cable, lrge deck, shared fenced backyard, n/s, n/p, $1050 +60% util. 558-0764 Immaculate 3 bdrm main floor, 6 appl., a/c, n/s, $1195 pm+shared util., Alexis Park, Avail Feb 1. 250-545-1229. Lumby, lrg 2bdrm suite, on quiet rural setting, n/s, $800 incl util.,250-260-0217. MAIN FLOOR SUITE: 3 Bdrm, 1.5 bath, new hardwood floors, kitchen & paint. Sgl. garage, lg. deck, shared laundry w/ bsmt tenant. Suits couple or sm. family. Central location, $1250.incl.util. ns/np n/parties. DD/ref’s req’d 1-306-545-1681 Sunny 1bdrm, reno’d, W/D, sep/residence, totally private, parking. n/s, util incl $675. Avail Immed 250-545-0369

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

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Clements George Watson, also known as Clements G. Watson, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th floor, 3205 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 2M4, on or before March 1, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ian James Gilchrist, formerly of #203, 2345 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong, British Columbia, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor care of 3009B - 28th Street, Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 4Z7, on or before March 1, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Sealed Quotes with the words Regular Cab 4x4 Pickup - Quote # FLT-12-13 - marked on the envelope will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent, Operation Services Yard Office at 1900 – 48 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 for the following: Regular Cab 4x4 Pickup Further information, specifications and Quote Forms may be obtained from the office of the Purchasing Agent between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all Quotes at any time, or to accept the Quote it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Quote will not necessarily be accepted.

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Notice is hereby given that 554210 B.C. Ltd is officially requesting input for a Woodlot License Plan (WLP) amendment for Woodlot 1908 north of Lumby near Deafies Creek. The WLP will extend to cover 128ha of added area. A 60 day review and comment period will start January 30, 2012. Direct all comments to Nicola Farrer, RPF (250804-0332) c/o Landmark Forest Management Box 87, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2.

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Thomas - Russell The families of Randy Russell and Larissa Thomas are very, very happy to announce the engagement of their children. Wedding to take place in Victoria, August 2012.

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MR. AND MRS. SMITH CELEBRATE 60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Jack and Elsie (Catherine) Smith will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Feb. 2nd. The couple were married Feb. 2nd, 1952 in Fort McLeod, AB. Both were born and raised in Pincher Creek AB., where they met as teens. I understand it was love at ďŹ rst sight! They have been together ever since. They had three children; Mel, Sharon and Larry who have been blessed to have such wonderful parents. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad and we wish you many more years of happiness together!


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Gary Johnson FINALLY! As of January 27th 2012 Gary Johnson of WSI will be retiring! After 34.5 long, dedicated years he will be free as a bird! Free to spend his time on the golf course, or out boating on the sparkling lakes, (or finally doing those reno’s his wife has been waiting ever so patiently for.) Yes, Gary is a free man, retiring at the young age of 55. This is where your life of hard work and long hours is finally done, and your new chapter of fun and adventure begin. FREEDOM BABY! We love you so much, and are so proud of you. Love Maureen, Chelsea and Gordy

Horochuk - Karslake While on vacation in Huatulco, Mexico (December 2011), Lindsay Horochuk & Danny Karslake became engaged. Thrilled parents are Dan & Liz Horochuk of Armstrong, BC and Bob & Pat Karslake of Kelowna, BC. Lindsay is a Registered Nurse with the Kelowna General Hospital and Danny is employed as a Lineman with Fortis BC. Our very best wishes to the future Bride & Groom!

Admiraal - McAuley

Grant Duncan Admiraal and Michelle Susan McAuley are joining their hearts as one April 28, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta. The bride-to-be is the lovely daughter of Dale and Devora McAuley of Calgary. The groom-to-be is the son of Bill and Frankie Admiraal of Vernon. Michelle is an RN at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in the labour delivery unit and Grant is an Engineer with Encana. They will continue to live happily in Calgary with their dog George. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

Harold Posnikoff, Karla Vishloff, Keith Gray & Linda Gray, all share the pleasure of announcing the engagement of:

Harkness - Copp Bob & Cathie Harkness (Vernon) along with Peter & Colleen Copp (Abbotsford) are pleased to announce the engagement of Alana Harkness & Nathan Copp. The wedding will take place on the beach at Lake Okanagan Resort in Kelowna on July 22, 2012. Following the wedding, their honeymoon will take them to a warm beach in the Bahamas.

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Kathleen Marie Posnikoff to Mark Richard Gray The ecstatically happy couple are currently residing in Kimberley, BC and are expecting their first child together.


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