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Vernon firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on Apex Drive n the Foothills area at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It’s believed the cause of the fire in the delivery van may be electrical or mechanical.

Quick response saves woman’s life RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A Manitoba woman owes her life to the team at the Vernon Recreation Complex. Complex staff came to the rescue after a 36-year-old woman from Killarney, Man. fell off the treadmill Jan. 24 and experienced sudden death syndrome. “I’m very proud of them,” said Doug Ross, recreation services manager. Sudden death syndrome is a sudden cardiac death, but not a heart attack. The survival rate is less than one per cent of the less than one per cent of the population who suffer from it. The woman — who is married and has three children — is in Victoria having a pacemaker installed and reported to be doing well. The emergency began when the woman fell off a treadmill and appeared to be hav-

ing a seizure. Another person in the fitness room alerted the front desk and Norlene Keller, aquatics programmer, and Gary Lefebvre, aquatic leader, were alerted. The woman was unresponsive and not breathing, so Lefebvre immediately started compressions (CPR) while Keller got the automated external defribulator (AED) ready. They were joined by lifeguard Laura Hitchen, who took care of the breathing. Within seconds of the AED being connected to the patient, it indicated that a shock was necessary. That was provided and then CPR continued. Eventually, the woman began breathing and she was taken to hospital by paramedics. A cardiac specialist says the efforts of Keller, Lefebvre and Hitchen, particularly providing shock, saved the woman’s life. “They’re all certified lifeguards,” said

Ross of recreation complex staff. “They annually have to keep their certifications up but they also do training four times a year. They’re considered first responders.” This is the second time in a month that a lifeguard saved someone visiting the complex. On Jan. 3, Hitchen kept a 13-monthold boy from choking to death on a quarter. Ross says the public should have complete confidence in the staff ’s abilities to handle any medical emergency. “People see the guards on the pool deck and they may not consider the other things the guards have to be prepared for,” he said. Lefebvre, Keller and Hitchen asked not to be interviewed about the Jan. 24 incident.

Greater Vernon’s aquatic centre is undergoing repairs but there is a call for another pool in town. The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club is floating the concept of a 53-metre pool with eight to 10 lanes that could be used by both its members and the public. “The City of Vernon, District of Coldstream and Areas B and C are seeing some conflict in pool time between public use and the VKSC and a larger pool would alleviate this concern,” said Nives Sullivan, VKSC president, in a letter to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, which oversees recreation issues. The current lap pool is 25 Catherine Lord metres with eight lanes. GVAC recently decided to spend $1.7 million on repairs to the Vernon Recreation Complex, with most of the work at the pool, which was renovated and expanded in 1993. Besides alleviating demands between the club and the public, Sullivan says a new facility would help attract swim meets, which can bring up to 600 athletes per event. “This provides direct economic impact to the local community,” said Sullivan, who doesn’t establish a timeline for possibly having a second pool in place. In promoting a second pool, the club points to GVAC’s 2004 recreation master plan, which indicated the need for a new pool within 10 years. “The VKSC is ready and willing to be part of the solution to the North Okanagan’s pool and recreation complex decisions and would welcome the opportunity to be directly involved in issues related to this now and in the future,” said Sullivan. A recent GVAC study states Greater Vernon’s population may not require a second aquatic centre until 2026 or 2030. “You can’t fund it if you don’t have a big enough tax base,” said director Rob Sawatzky. “It’s not just building them but operating them.” Director Catherine Lord doesn’t believe a new pool can proceed now. “Given these economic times, it wouldn’t be feasible,” she said, adding that there are also calls for a new sports complex, museum and art gallery. “There is so much pressure. It makes it difficult for the board to pull things together.” GVAC will pursue a needs assessment and feasibility study for a new aquatics/recreation complex by 2015.


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News Proclamation starts 52nd Winter Carnival Sporting with Carnival, the 52nd annual Vernon Winter Carnival, comes out to play for 10 days starting Friday. “We’re getting ready for proclamation Thursday which really kicks things off. With 14 candidates this year, it’s going to be really exciting,� said Carnival executive director Brittany Sjoblom. Proclamation takes place at the Performing Arts Centre at 7 p.m. with tickets available at Ticket Seller. The top three candidates in the talent portion of the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program will do their presentations and more than $6,500 in scholarships will be awarded to candidates and retiring royalty. “We will get to meet the visiting royalty and then there is the proclamation of Queen Silver Star and her Princess, which is always so exciting for everyone,� said Sjoblom. The coronation of the new royalty will take place Friday at 5 p.m. at Polson Park with the Balloon Glow, a chance to see the hot air balloons up close, to follow at the park. Everyone is looking forward to the parade Saturday at noon. “We have 110 entries and we’re looking forward to seeing what people have done with the theme, Sporting with Carnival, and some great entries as always. It’s sounding pretty cool from what I am hearing. The mothers of the Little Miss Winter Carnival participants are putting a lot of work into their float which is very creative,� said Sjoblom. “We’re also looking forward to seeing some of the B.C. Winer Games athletes in the parade. I think people are really getting into the theme for the parade and for decorations.� Sjoblom, a former Queen Silver Star, has

fond memories of the parade. “When I was little, all our family would pack blankets and hot chocolate and we’d sit on the court house steps. I don’t like to miss a parade. Then when I was in it as Queen Silver Star it was exhilarating. The queen is near the front of the parade and there was so much clapping and congratulations, it gets everything going. For the people who are in the parade, it’s pure excitement.� Ticket sales for Carnival events are going well, with some events sold out and others near selling out. Sjoblom reminds everyone that there are many free and low cost events for families and adults so that everyone can do something for Carnival. “Celebrate Carnival every day until the last day when there is the Toonie and a Tin Skate with our community stars, sponsored by Tim Hortons,� she said. “This is a great chance to skate with the Vernon Vipers, Queen and Princess Silver Star and enjoy treats from Tim Hortons.� Toonie and a Tin takes place Feb. 12 from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Wesbild Centre. This event includes the Vernon Shrine Club Masquerade Skating Party. Admission is $2 per person, $5 per family and a tin of food for the food bank. Look for other great activities, including dinner dances, dinner theatre, music, food festivals, sports, a cookie and cake bake off, dance lessons and the snow sculpture competition at Silver Star Mountain Mountain Resort. The Appetizers and Art event scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. “Anyone who has purchased tickets can come into our office to get a refund,� said Sjoblom. For more information and tickets, go to www.vernonwintercarnival.com.

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Raggedy Rollers’ April Sin tries to snap a grape off her fascinator as she joins fellow derby girls and the Canadian Cancer Society in preparing their costumes and float for this year’s Vernon Winter Carnival parade Saturday.

City to institute pay parking on 29th Street RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Downtown Vernon parking is being preserved, but it comes with a price. After years of parking along the railway tracks on 29th Street for free, residents require a monthly pass of $35 as of today. “We won’t start ticketing people right away,� said Brett Bandy, the city’s real estate manager. The 125 parking spaces impacted are next to Bertelsen Plumbing and west of the rail tracks and north of Little Tex’s parking.

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More than 140 people came out for the Investors Group Walk for Memories at the Wesbild Centre Sunday. “Our goal was $25,000 and we raised more than $27,000,” said Stella Brassard, volunteer event co-chairperson along with Jan Mori. “We’ve noticed that many people are loyal supporters of the walk and keep coming back year after year. And we have so many great volunteers to put it all together.” “Our honouree, Ron Houston, and his wife, Beth, were there and they got a wonderful surprise. Their son, Robert, flew in to be there to support them.” Participants ended the event with the “Alzheimer hug,” a short exercise that is good for everyone. Instructions: Get a partner. Put hands on your own shoulders so that elbows are sticking out in front of you. Touch one of your partner’s opposite elbows to yours, then the other elbows touch. Partners high-five both hands above heads. Have a big hug. The Investors Group Walk for Memories was held in 24 communities around the province. Recent findings from a national survey indicate low awareness of the early signs of Alzheimer disease and other dementias is causing a delay in diagnosis

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This year’s honouree Ron Houston, second from left, stands with his wife Beth and their sons Darrel and Robert as they prepare to lead the Walk for Memories Sunday at Wesbild Centre. and subsequent treatment gap for people with the illness. Proceeds from the Investors Group Walk for Memories help provide information, services and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families around the province. The funds also help with research for the cause of and a cure for dementia of all kinds. The newest program in Vernon is called Minds in Motion. It is an exercise/social program for people with Alzheimer disease and their partners, family/friends or caregivers, which includes light exercises with a certified exercise instructor

followed by activities or games and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments are provided. Minds in Motion takes place Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to March 13 at the Lakers clubhouse, 7000 Cummins Rd. in Vernon Register in person at the Vernon Recreation Complex or online www.greatervernonrecreation.ca. The cost for Minds in Motion is $37 per couple for six weeks. The course code: is 25450. For more information, call Melanie @ 1-800-634-3399 or mwasylyshen@alzheimerbc.org

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Two Kamloops men are in custody facing a number of charges following an early morning police chase Saturday in the North Okanagan. Vernon RCMP report that their officers attempted to stop a green 1993 Mazda pickup at 30th Avenue and 27th Street at around 2:30 a.m. “The officer activated his emergency light and siren. The driver responded by driving through the red light, then turned

“Both suspects were tracked down.” — Gord Molendyk Highway 97A near the Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong. The vehicle stopped short of the belt, and its two occupants ran onto the golf course. “Both suspects were tracked down with the assistance of a police service dog unit, and taken into custody,” said Molendyk. Officers were able to

northbound onto 27th Street,” said VernonNorth Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The officer discontinued any attempt to stop the vehicle, but followed it at a safe distance as it headed towards Armstrong. Rural officers were notified and a spikebelt was deployed on

identify the driver. The passenger, at the time of his arrest, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and intoxicated, contrary to his probation. Both men, in their mid-20s, were slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Monday to face a number of charges, including flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, drug possession and breach of probation. Molendyk said there was no indication the that the driver was intoxicated, and the file remains under investigation.

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unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 4900 block of Old Kamloops Road Friday. “Our officers seized 328 plants in various stages of growth and development, along with growing equipment,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

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Responding to the RCMP’s national strategy on shutting down marijuana grow operations, the local detachment closed down another. Vernon RCMP’s community response

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - The Morning Star A7

News Grey Cup ready for Wesbild visit Morning Star Staff

with the trophy, with Black Press one of the sponThe Canadian Football League’s championship sors of the tour. The Lions and the Grey Cup start this trophy makes a brief stop in Vernon morning in Penticton, drive up to Vernon today, accompanied by three members of for only one hour, and then head off to the current champions. Kamloops before leaving the next day for B.C. Lions’ wide receiver Geroy Simon, the Cariboo. centre Angus Reid and defensive back The Lions became the first CFL team J.R. LaRose will bring the Grey Cup to in history in 2011 to start a season 0-5 Vernon’s Wesbild Centre today from 1 to and go on to win the Grey Cup, which 2 p.m. they did on their home field, B.C. Place, Fans are invited to come and meet with a 34-23 win over Vernon’s James the players and see the Grey Cup, one of Geroy Simon Green and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. North America’s oldest trophies. in November The Lions are on a province-wide tour

Downtown crash sends two to hospital ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A two-vehicle early morning weekend collision in downtown Vernon resulted in the arrest of one North Okanagan man. Vernon RCMP were called to an accident in the downtown core at 2:40 a.m. Sunday. “A red Jeep Cherokee was travelling on 30th Avenue when it was in collision with a silver Chevrolet Cavalier,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The Cavalier was located about 30 feet south of 30th Avenue, facing north, on 34th Street.

Molendyk said the occupants of the Jeep were still at the scene. They were transported by ambulance to hospital to be checked out. The driver and passenger of the Cavalier fled the scene, but were located a short time later in the 3300 block of 31st avenue. The driver of the Cavalier, a 29-year-old Armstrong man, was arrested and charged with impaired driving, prohibited driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. “Our officers would like to thank a witness who helped in reporting they saw the driver run from the scene,” said Molendyk.

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A routine traffic stop led to RCMP officers recovering stolen snowmobiles. Members of the North Okanagan Traffic Services were conducting patrols on Highway 97A near Canyon Road in Enderby Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when they stopped a blue Dodge

pickup towing a trailer that had no working tail lights. “There were two sleds on the trailer, and one on the truck, and one sled was confirmed stolen out of Lethbridge in 2010, and one was confirmed stolen out of Vernon in 2009,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “We are checking

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A number of questions arise: Was the inadequate construction the result of a flawed design process? Who was overseeing construction? Who signed off on the final inspection? The other factor at play is the dehumidifier. Apparently the gadget was undersized when it was first installed in 1993 and because of costly operational issues to keep it running, a decision was made in 1998 to shut it down. The pool gets extremely humid and while staff has done an admirable job letting outside air in to cool things down, the lack of a dehumidifier contributed to structural challenges created by the original construction deficiencies. It would be good to know the thought process that went into the decision to pull the plug on the dehumidifier. It was likely financial given that a replacement compressor costs $10,000. But were there actions that could have been taken to rectify the situation long-term instead of waiting for a giant repair bill to surface? Now this isn’t about wagging fingers at those involved. But precious tax dollars are being doled out to handle the unexpected realities surrounding the Coldstream mechanics shop and the swimming pool. Both Coldstream and RDNO need to sit down and look at what actions led to more cash being forked out. Are there changes in the planning and oversight processes that could be initiated? Obviously there should be better communication between staff and elected officials when decisions — such as shutting down a dehumidifier — could have far-reaching implications. Once again, this isn’t about going on a witch hunt. There are a lot of well-trained and well-intention people within the public service. But if we don’t reflect on how we got here, we could be destined to repeating the mistakes of the past.

There’s no question the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club is considering what’s best for its members, sport and the community as a whole. A new 53-metre pool with eight to 10 lanes would provide an ideal setting for young athletes, possibly propelling them towards the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. There would also be an opportunity to host more swim meets, bolstering Vernon’s reputation for sports tourism. However, beyond periods when both the club and recreational swimmers are competing for space, recreation officials state only half of the capacity of the current pool area is used overall. A recent study also indicates the local population isn’t growing enough to require a second aquatic centre until 2026 or 2030. Demographics not only provide users but, more importantly, the tax base necessary to pay for such facilities. It should also be pointed out that it was in 1993 that millions of dollars were invested in renovating and expanding the pool into the attraction we now enjoy. In comparison, other amenities have been allowed to lag and that means there are competing demands on taxpayers’ dollars for a sports complex, museum and art gallery, not to mention critical infrastructure like roads and water. A new aquatic centre isn’t going to occur over night but if there is a positive, it is the swim club’s willingness to work with local officials and the community to plan for the eventuality of a new facility. And given that the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee may launch a needs assessment by 2015, it’s good to know one partner will be at the table.


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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL

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Dreamlift Day does it again

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ho would have dreamed 18 years ago, when Wendy’s Dreamlift Day started with one restaurant and raised $10,500 that it would grow to raise $114,276 in a single day? That was this year’s total. But then, who could have imagined the magic that happens on the last Wednesday every January in the Southern Interior of B.C.? It can’t be said enough: I truly don’t know of any philanthropic gesture that matches these nine Wendy's. To donate everything for the day — all of their wages, salaries and profits — is unheard of. This year was very special, topping $1 million raised over 18 years. Wendy Thomas and seven Orange County sheriff representatives flew in to help celebrate this milestone. It truly is a milestone, not only in the amount raised, but also in how the event is self-sustaining. It doesn’t just keep going; it keeps growing. DOG PARKS As a dog owner, one has the obligation to love, train, feed, take for walks and pick up after your dog. It is unfortunate that there are so many dog owners who feel that they do not have to pick up after their dogs. Seven days a week, I visit the enclosed, safe-to-let-your-dog-runloose dog park on Mutrie Road and on a regular basis, I notice dog owners who just basically stand around while their dogs have fun running around. How does the owner know where their dogs have gone for a number 2? They don't that's how! I've had to dodge doggy land mines many a time and it's not fun. Fortunately for me and other responsible owners, this park is one of the better parks. This happens in all dog parks not only the one on Mutrie Road. The worst is the BX Ranch dog park. Not only is it not an enclosed dog park, which would be a lot safer to let your dog run loose and have fun, but it's one which I think has more neglectful dog owners, who would rather walk ahead of their dog so not to have to bend over and poop-scoop. There is no reason not to pick up after your dog especially since there are free doggy bags at both of the above mentioned dog parks. If your dog could clean up after itself, it wouldn't need you. Please be more thoughtful of other dog owners and pick up after

The result, as you all know is there will be a planeload of very special kids who get to fly to see Minnie and Mickey every other year (the last left Kelowna Dec. 6 with excitement flowing everywhere). And, it’s all because of all of you. For some of you, it involved a very long wait to support our charity. Excitedly announcing, “I’ve been here from the third year,” or… “I’ve been here from….” To the volunteers who came in to flip hamburgers, and other jobs, thank you. And to all the media for your wonderful support delivering messages before, during and after the event, a big thank you. So this note of thanks is to you all from a lot of very special kids. Many have already had their dream come true, and many more will in the future. On behalf of them.... Steven Tuck, Past-President, B.C. Interior Chapter Sunshine Foundation of Canada

your dog. It is a privilege that we have these lovely dog parks in the first place. Don't ruin that. Not afraid to bend down and pick up, P.L. Mondor LEGION GRATEFUL On New Year's Day, the Oyama Royal Canadian Legion and the Oyama Fire Department had their annual polar bear dip in Wood Lake, with more than 40 people, young and old, taking a dip in the icy water. On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, I would like to give a real big thank you to all who took the dip and all of the people who came out to show their support. When we first started this event, two or three people braved the cold. Last year, the fire department boys cut six inches to make an opening in the ice. This year, we were lucky and there was no ice. Phil Rawsthorne Oyama Royal Canadian Legion Past-President THANK YOU I have heard nothing lately but negative about our health system in B.C. I have a story that is with the utmost praise for that system and especially the people that work in it. I was admitted into Salmon Arm's hospital Sept. 23, 2011 with a knee infection that had got into my blood

stream, literally fighting for my life. I was put into an induced coma as the infection was getting worse by the hours, I was told. I woke up in the middle of October after the infection was stabilized and life support taken off. I don't remember the previous three weeks at all. It was pretty rough. I was told they had opened up my knee three times during that time to try to catch the infection. I was then taken down to the main hospital ward for a further two-week stay at Vernon Hospital and then discharged at the end of October. I then got home visits from the nurses at the Armstrong out-patient clinic for five weeks until I could get into their facility for another three weeks of care. It will be a long, life-changing recovery, I'm told, and this has given me the utmost respect and gratitude for the doctors, nurses and our health care system, especially Vernon Jubilee and the ICU staff. I owe you people my life and my hat's off to you forever. The other person that had a part in my being able to pull through this was my wife, who noticed the signs of me being as sick as I was and taking me in that night and not waiting until the next morning, which the doctors said would probably have been too late. We, who live in the best country and province in the whole world, are

Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Proclamation Thursday February 2nd 7pm at the Performing Arts Centre Tickets $20.00

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taking for granted our health care system and the workers who make it. It seems like we only hear about the overcrowding and the wait times to see a doctor that make headlines. I just wanted to give all health care workers in our beautiful province some words of praise. You people are the best in the world and when things get hectic, you always come through. This includes the ones who work at our extended care facilities and out-patient clinics. I think about the jobs you people do for us in B.C., the best place on earth, every day and thank you for saving my life. Axel Frederick IT'S A START Congratulations Mayor Sawatzky on your decision not to take a wage increase. A good start for Vernon. I'm impressed. Now, how about an increase on the average pension. The cost of living is going up and the pension stays the same. Picture this: pension cheque comes in in and a decision is made — do I eat, pay the rent or turn on the heat and light? Next the homeless on the street. I hear some people say, "Oh, that's their decision. Really?" Are you listening Mr. Mayes? There is an empty army barracks on the hill. The time is now. Bernice Carlow

Snowed in Comedy Tour Presented by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Saturday February 4th 8pm at the Performing Arts Centre Tickets $40 available at Ticket Seller. Hurry and get your Ɵckets for some great entertainment! Adult content warning.

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One-man circus doesn’t just clown around Street performer-turned stage artist Jamie Adkins brings Circus Incognitus to town Morning Star Staff

Get ready for a wild adventure of clowning around and acrobatic feats from the ground up to a slackwire above the stage. Natural clown Jamie Adkins is bringing his one-man, one-of-a-kind show, Circus Incognitus, to Vernon Wednesday, Feb. 8. The third production in the Performing Arts Centre society’s kids series, Circus Incognitus is more than just juggling and balancing, it’s a full meal deal. With a mixture of Buster Keaton, combined with Cirque-like theatricality, Adkins has taken his performance around the world and continues to forge ahead on his career path. “(Adkins) is always seeking new ways to develop his artistry,” reads Adkins’ bio on his website. “In his newest creation, Circus Incognitus, Adkins showcases, more than ever before, the full range of his talents. He has taken his performance far beyond the bounds of a single role and created an artistic event that springs from his own inner world.” Adkins got his start at age 13 in San Diego, where he delighted passers-by as a street performer. He later joined the San Francisco-based Pickle Family Circus, where he continued to develop his unique talents. He has since gone on to join the ranks of Montréal’s Cirque Éloize (which brought the phenomenal performance, Rain, to the Performing Arts Centre two years ago), with whom he produced his first show of his own creation, Typo. This eclectic clown, juggler, and balancing artist now has years of experience under his belt and has distinguished himself with

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Jamie Adkins performs on the slackwire in Circus Incognitus. The San Diego circus theatre performer is coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, Feb. 8. his unique style that faithfully and humourously conveys the essence of the ordinary man. He has won the admiration of critics and adoration of the circus-going public. “Adkins hasn’t reinvented juggling or clowning, he’s just made them more inter-

esting to watch through the powers of personality and grace,” said New York’s The Daily Gazette. Those wanting a sneak peek of Adkins’ performance can check out a video online at www.ticketseller.ca/472 or visit the Vernon

Morning Star, click entertainment, at www. vernonmorningstar.com. Tickets for Circus Incognitus can be booked by visiting the Ticket Seller box office in the centre, or call 549-7469, or order at www. ticketseller.ca. Cost per seat is $12.

Sports and theatrics meld for Winter Carnival dinner theatre Morning Star Staff

There’s a slightly competitive spirit wafting over Winter Carnival this year, and it’s about to play out on the stage. Diners can dish on the action when the Tragically Comic Players brings its latest dinner theatre production to the Sierra Room in the Village Green Hotel, Feb. 8 to 11. Not only will executive chef Ryan Stewart serve up a delicious buffet, the players will provide a fun-filled show that adheres to this year’s Sporting with Winter Carnival theme. Entitled Sporting, eh?, the play’s writer/director Phil Wagner has put together a comedy about athletes and actors. “It is not a musical, but there are plenty of familiar tunes and dance steps that the characters in the play use to warmup; tunes like Eye of the Tiger and You’re the One That I Want,” said Wagner. The play follows two actors who mistakenly show up at wallyball tryouts thinking they are going to auditions for a Winter Carnival play. When two of the “real” wallyball players lose their other two teammates due to an accident and need replacements fast, the captain turns to the actors for help. However, love gets in the way when the tall, dark and handsome captain instantly falls head over heels in love with his new teammate –– who happens to be a gorgeous actress. “The captain’s female wallyball partner and the actress’

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Melanie Stokes, front left, Ariel Klim, Phil Wagner Trudy Kemper, Brooke Ritchey, Patrick Byars, back left, and Stanley Wenzoski get sporty in Tragically Comic Players’ new production, Sporting, eh?, staging at the Village Green Hotel during Carnival. male theatrical partner are instantly left out in the cold and are forlorn — except for being needed as part of the newly formed team,” explained Wagner. “To complicate things, our captain is also a single parent with a single-minded daughter

of 10.” Sporting, eh? features Brooke Ritchey as Andra, the appealing and energetic actress. Stanley Wenzoski plays her best buddy and dashing, but shy, acting partner. Patrick Byars is the just as dashing captain, and Melanie Stokes plays the cute and witty, yet self-conscious, wallyball partner who has always secretly been in love with her captain. Ariel Klim, last seen in the Vernon Community Music School’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Sound of Music, dances and sings up a storm as the captain’s “little” girl. Trudy Kemper plays the athletic director who loves karaoke, while Wagner has a cameo as the custodian who takes it all in. The crew includes Annika Lauriston, Tabitha Smith, and Luke Vandale, all from W.L. Seaton Secondary School. Cathy Wagner is on set construction and also covers as house manager, while technical director is Rod MacDonald. Phil Wagner also designed the set, and David Brotsky provided the stage. Tickets to see Sporting, eh?, recommended for ages 10 and up, are available at the Vernon Winter Carnival ticket office at 3401-35th St. or online at www.vernonwintercarnival. com. Regular price is $48, $43 for seniors and students, and tables can be reserved for groups of eight. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m For more information, contact the Carnival office at 250545-2236 or the Tragically Comic Players in Lumby at 1-250547-6045.


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A record-breaking 130 musicians perform on stage at the Performing Arts Centre for the Okanagan Symphony’s Fireworks concert, Sunday. Haydn’s musicians needed to return home after an over-long summer retreat. So he composed the symphony so as to give his client a hint that it was time to leave. So much so that in the fourth movement, after each musician had played his Jim Elderton final notes, he walked off the stage. Finally, only two were left. Even Thomson left the podium, with Denis Letourneau and Imant Raminsh being the last two playing, drowned by applause. Hardly surprising, then, that this became known as the Farewell Symphony. After intermission,

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ow many more times can the Okanagan Symphony raise the bar, continuing to delight its ever-increasing audience? On Sunday, we heard three major treats, in addition to Haydn’s excellently rendered Symphony #45. Music director and conductor Rosemary Thomson commenced with Toronto-born Gary Kulesha’s Fireworks and Procession, composed in 2005 for a northern Ontario tour by the Toronto Symphony. At the Performing Arts Centre, we experienced Imaxlike sound, with brass chords coming from the boxes above. The music was unusually powerful –– and all around us –– a dramatic piece suggesting a vast visual event. The Haydn symphony was in the classic four movement structure, with a brisk and purposeful opening. However, the piece began to reflect the circumstances of its composing –– when

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the stage was dramatically different. The Performing Arts Centre normally uses black drapes (“legs”) to mask the wings, and for once these were removed, the only way to make the stage wide enough for four separate orchestras performing together. Amidst a sea of 130 chairs, a mere seven musicians at centre stage performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #6. These six concerti, widely regarded as among the finest compositions of the baroque era, were written for the Prussian town of Brandenburg, and each uses a different arrangement of musicians. The soloists for #6 play the lower-pitched string instruments, and without violins. Here two violas and a cello took the leads, with bass, cello and harpsichord (played by Thomson) providing continuo. Basso continuo, almost universal in the baroque era, provide the harmonic structure of the music, and the instrumentalists playing this backing are called the continuo group.

Bach has often been labelled “the father of jazz.” Certainly here, the musical division between front line and back line was clear, and it was wonderful to see one of these famous pieces played live. The usual three movement structure started with a beautifully layered opening, followed by a traditional adagio. It finished with a spectacular multi-layered gallop in 12/8 time, earning a standing ovation. Finally, la pièce de résistance: While wave after wave of musicians came on stage, Thomson introduced us to The Carriage House Orchestra (music directors Bev Martens and Morna Howie), the Night Owl Community Orchestra (music director Sheila French), the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan (music directors Imant Raminsh and Dennis Colpitts), and finally the Okanagan Symphony orchestra. Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks was commissioned in England for the staging of a royal extravaganza

in celebration of the declaration of peace after the Austrian War of Succession. And the British treasury spared no expense. A renowned fireworks specialist was imported from Paris to stage the display in Green Park adjoining Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, the event was a disaster. It started with bad weather, then as the evening unfolded, the fireworks went off at the wrong times, and part of the scaffolding built to erect one of the displays caught fire. But the piece survived its doomed launch and remains “one of the most skillfully crafted and enjoyable of all scores written for ceremonial occasions.” Starting with the overture, a grand opening piece, this was almost like an extended trumpet fanfare backed by the entire orchestra. Throughout the piece, we had this gloriously rich sound again and again, which with 130 musicians, must surely be a record both for Okanagan Symphony and the Performing Arts Centre.

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The Vernon Film Society will bring Café de Flore to the Towne Cinema on Monday. Directed by JeanMarc Vallee, one of Canada’s most compelling filmmakers (The Young Victoria, C.R.A.Z.Y), the film presents an unconventional love story in which two narratives are woven together to create a tale of emotion and destiny. The first story, set in present-day Montreal, focuses on Antoine (Kevin Parent), a successful DJ and divorced father of two girls who is wildly infatuated with his girlfriend Rose. However, Antoine still has strong ties to his ex-wife Carole, and it’s evident that all is not over between them. Carole harbours a secret belief that Antoine will return to her and their eldest daughter reinforces this belief by playing their special song at every opportunity. The second story takes place in Paris in 1969.

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French actress Vanessa Paradis plays the mother of a boy with Down syndrome in Café de Flore. Jacqueline (Vanessa Paradis) is the fiercely devoted mother of Laurent, a young boy with Down syndrome. With her son’s life expectancy limited to 25 years, Jacqueline devotes every spare moment to enriching and prolonging his life. When a young girl with Down syndrome joins Laurent’s school class, their carefully controlled world begins to fall apart. It seems initially that music is the only link between the two stories, but as Carole’s nightmares and sleepwalking intensify, we

begin to sense that she is somehow connected to Jacqueline. With its superbly paced fluidity, Café de Flore possesses an undeniable musicality; its layered, rhythmic beat mixes together two powerful tales of love and loss. The film is rated 14A for sexually suggestive scenes and nudity. It is in French with English subtitles. Café de Flore will be shown at the Towne Monday at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and one week ahead at the theatre and the Bean Scene for $7.

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A positive attitude as a philosophy of life, with an emphasis on passing on that creed to young people, is the goal for all Optimist Club members. B.C.’s newest Optimist Club, and the only one outside the Lower Mainland, was chartered in September with Jan Mori as president. Optimist International, which was founded in New York in 1911, has the motto Bringing Out the Best in Kids, and now has clubs around the world. “I heard about the Optimist Club through a longtime curling friend. He suggested getting a club going here and the more we talked about it, the more I thought it would be a good thing for the community,” said Mori. “We have a great group of people from all backgrounds and all ages, men and women. People like the idea of the camaraderie of a service club, doing some good in the community and helping all children.” Each club can decide to do Optimist programs, which include a junior golf program, youth curling, speaking and essay contests, building youth self esteem, and youth safety for the Internet and in recreational activities. “We want to look at where there are gaps in community services for kids and see what we can do. This is a great opportunity to support existing youth organizations or to meet other needs. I have never been in a group that has such a varied membership and that makes it interesting for all of us, to have the different points of view and ideas,” said member Phyllis Dyck. One of the first projects for the new club is an essay contest for youth. Entrants must be under age 18 by Dec. 31, 2011

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Phyllis Dyck, back, and Jan Mori discuss the North Okanagan Optimist Club activities to help children. The mandate for the new club is “Bringing out the best in kids.” and can submit original essays of 700800 words until Feb. 15. The essays are judged locally and then go on to district and international levels and are eligible for scholarships. For more information contact Dyck at 250-545-0191 or e-mail phyllisd@shaw.ca. “As a new club, we need to get involved in the community, let people know we are

here and get started on some more projects,” said Mori. The Optimist Club meets the second Monday evening of each month at The People Place in Vernon. For more information about the local Optimist Club or becoming a member, see www.northokanaganoptimistscanada.ca or e-mail CLUB32034.2012@optimistmail.ca.

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Why do people of different faiths have items of clothing that are important to them? What are religious holidays like in different faiths? How can art and music help people share their own faith and learn about others? The Inter-Faith Art Workshops Feb. 4 and 18 provide a place to learn about the rich faith traditions of the community. The workshops, organized by the InterFaith Bridging project, feature interactive presentations with skilled artists and knowledgeable speakers. Saturday’s workshops are: Bhangra/Latino Dance (part 1) with Rajan Baha and Carmen Ruiz; Drumming for the Earth (part 1) with Robin Genthon; Experimental Art with Akira Hanson and Barbara Hartley; Faith Fashions with Sana Mohammed; Meditation with Rev. Dr. Lawrence Mascarenhas; Prayer Shawls with Maureen Thiel and Religious

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Mollie Bono, with Wayne Lariviere, will teach a workshop on carving a walking stick Feb. 18 as part of the Inter-Faith Bridging project series of Inter-Faith Art Workshops. Holidays with Margaret Sanford. The Feb. 18 workshops are: Bhangra/ Latino Dance (part 2); Drumming for the Earth (part 2); Faith Art History with Heidi

Maddess and Maya Philpotts; Music with Lindsay Lundquist; Mizuhiki (Japanese art form) with Arnie Hayashi; and woodcarving with Wayne Lariviere and Mollie Bono. The Inter-Faith Bridging project activities also include the Sacred Spaces Tour, learning about and visiting four local places of worship Feb. 11; the Diversity Health Fair with Dr. Art Hister, booths, food demos and entertainment March 16; and the Potluck Gala March 17. For more information or to pre-register (recommended) for workshops or the tour, contact Maytée at 250-542-4177 or e-mail ndibski@telus.net. Free childcare is available but children must be pre-registered. The workshops take place at Trinity United Church from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 4 and 18. The Inter-Faith Bridging project is sponsored by Vernon and District Immigrant Services and funded by EmbraceBC.


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here’s nothing like getting away from the snow and cold and vacationing in a tropical climate with sunshine, warm breezes blowing through the palm trees, beautiful beaches, and lots of new foods to taste and enjoy. Like all vacations, ours had to end, and we arrived home to the cold of our Okanagan winter, wishing we were still in Hawaii. I enjoyed so many fresh fish dishes while in Maui Cathi Litzenberger and they were my favourites by far. However, I also enjoyed the pork served at the luau we attended, and have decided to share a similar tasting recipe for it today. Pineapple is cheaper here than in Maui ($6.29 there, believe it or not), and the rest of the ingredients are almost as easily found for the fish recipe below, and it is most delicious. Mid-winter is a good time to change up some of the same old, same old foods we eat so give these a try and pretend you’re in a warmer place.

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Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa 3 ounces macadamia nuts 3 ounces bread crumbs 6 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets (can be substituted with halibut; fillets to be not too thick) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 ounces butter 2 ounces shallots, diced Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a food processor or blender, pulse together macadamia nuts and breadcrumbs until finely ground. Pour nut mixture onto a plate. Lightly rub oil on all sides of fillets, and coat fish fillets with nut mixture. Make salsa, set aside. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry fillets on both sides until nuts are golden brown. Remove to a baking pan. Bake mahi mahi in preheated oven about 10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Add shallots to skillet, and cook until transluscent; add salsa and heat just until heated through. Plate fish on a bed of rice and top with fresh salsa mixture. Delicious! Fresh Pineapple Salsa 1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, diced

1/4 cup red bell peppers, finely chopped 1/4 cup green bell peppers, finely chopped 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon lime zest To prepare: combine pineapple, red and green peppers, cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, red pepper flakes and lime zest in medium bowl. (Pineapple Salsa may be prepared 1 to 2 days ahead and refrigerated.) Luau Pork in a Slow Cooker 1 (6 pound) pork butt roast 1-1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt, or sea salt, or Kosher salt 1 tbsp. liquid smoke Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt then liquid smoke over meat. Place roast in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time. Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten. Serve on toasted buns with cole slaw or serve as is as part of a luau dinner party.

Mind Spa is a chance to unwind from everyday stress Letting go of the pressures of everyday life is the idea of an upcoming workshop led by professional counsellors and hypnotherapists Carole Fawcett and Phebe-Jane Poole. Mind Spa takes place Feb. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fawcett said it’s a chance for

participants to give their mind a peaceful and relaxing spa experience. “You’ll be able to apply this experience to managing the ordinary and extraordinary stress that enters our busy lives,” she said. “If you would like to be refreshed,

rejuvenated and feel better than you’ve felt in a long time, make sure you attend and learn how hypnosis can help you relax.” Mind Spa takes place at the People Place in Vernon. To register, call Fawcett at 250-550-0316 or Poole at 250-307-3015.

For the record An article in the Jan. 25 edition of The Morning Star on the Seniors Computer Support Program gave the wrong e-mail address in the contact information. Volunteers are still needed, and anyone who can help is asked to contact Kathy Wylie at 250-5492216 or e-mail to kwylie@junctionliteracy.ca

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oted Best Family Event in 2011, the Ukrainian Food Festival is a Winter Carnival event you won’t want to miss, held at Pleasant Valley Christian Academy. Proceeds from the silent auction goes to students’ mission trip as well as half the money raised from ticket sales. The other half will go to much needed playground equipment for students. After dining on an array of vegetarian Ukrainian foods, like borscht and perogies, enjoy entertainment by Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Many businesses and individuals have donated items for the silent auction, and you will be able to place your bids throughout the evening. Tickets are $32/person, available at Carnival office or PVCA, 180245th Ave. Tickets are not available at the door. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6 p.m.

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Dishwashers are all rated with a decibel rating and can range anywhere from 69 to 39 db. Quietness also depends on insulation and wash systems. Some machines have macerator blades that dispose of food waste, where others have bottomless filters in which the food breaks down and is disposed down the drain. Macerator blades work effectively however filter systems are quieter. Kitchen Aid and Bosch are brands of dishwashers that are known to be quiet. Come down and see our selection and we can help you find a dishwasher that suits you!

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Striker sinks Lakers in final Morning Star Staff

Tournament MVP Sam Striker flushed 45 points as the Heritage Christian Knights of Kelowna stopped the Kalamalka Lakers 88-70 in Saturday’s final of the Charles Bloom Timberwolves Senior Boys Basketball Invitational. All-star selection Nathan Meyer led Kal with 21 points. Kal guard Steven Goebel took the Top Defender award. Striker supplied 35 points as the Knights upended the Nakusp Cougars 85-34 in the semifinals. All-star Kyle Bowman rung up 23 points for Nakusp. Max Wilford canned 22 points as Kal bounced Bloom 87-30 in the other semi. Gideon Dalhuisen netted eight points for the T-Wolves. Bloom led the Lakers 10-6 halfway through the first quarter, but struggled with Kal’s pressure zone defence, scoring only 20 points the rest of the way. “Our conditioning and mental strength were exposed against Kal today,” said Bloom coach Nathan Lee. “Full credit to Kal and their coaching staff – they have those boys playing very good defence and aggressive ball.” Bowman bagged 17 points as Nakusp stuffed Bloom 67-42 in the consolation final. Pat Michaud drained 10 points for the T-Wolves. “Again, a tough loss for our group,” said Lee. “I felt that we could compete with Nakusp, but we struggled to do the little things and they exploited us in transition. This weekend was a good experience for these young men – they are starting to realize that the game at this level is hard, physical and quick. We’ll have a good hard practice Monday and I expect that they will be much better this week during league play.” Bloom travels to Sicamous for league play tonight against the Eagle River Talons. The Talons took seventh place in Lumby with a 49-47 win over the Ashcroft Golden Rams. Jorden Rocky fired 15 points Eagle River. The Merritt Panthers rocked the Osoyoos Rattlers 66-22 to finish fourth. Terrell Balart of the LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR Panthers made the all-star team. Meanwhile, the VSS Panthers bowed 92-45 to Steven Goebel (left) of the Kal Lakers drives to the basket as Luis Enrique Serrano Chinchilla of the Charles the No. 10 AAA ranked Yale Lions of Vancouver in Bloom Timberwolves defends in the semifinals of the Timberwolves Senior Boys Basketball Invitational Saturday’s final of the Kelowna Owls Senior Girls Saturday in Lumby. Kal fell 88-70 to the Heritage Christian Knights in the championship game. Invitational. All-star Karley Fugel supplied a dozen points game so we didn’t defend that very well, causing defence which is why we were able to get the vicall sorts of problems. Overall, a tory,” said Mitchell. and nine rebounds for the good weekend but we need to The Panthers reached the semis by ambushing Panthers, while Jenna Marrion get back to playing more consis- the Salmon Arm Jewels 59-39. recorded nine points and six tent basketball.” Leier pulled down 22 points and 13 rebounds, rebounds. Quinsy Leier added VSS stormed the Chilliwack while Rice had 10 points and Sage Blundell and eight points. Tillicums 42-30 in the semifi- Fugel each added eight points. “Yale came out strong and — Nathan Lee nals with Fugel counting eight The Panthers visit the Fulton Maroons in North really took it to us and we points and 10 rebounds. Mary Zone league play at 6:30 p.m. The boys game goes never quite recovered,” said at 8:15. The Seaton Sonics entertain Kal in boys Bobby Mitchell, co-coach of VSS alongside Lonny Rice and Marrion both added seven points. “We struggled to score all game but still played action at 7:45 p.m. Mazaruk. “They hit 14 three-point shots in the

“This weekend was a good experience for these young men...”

Cotter collects payday Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Jim Cotter couldn’t help but share a bemused laugh with Coldwater, Ont.’s Glenn Howard in Dawson Creek. Howard always seems to be on his A-game whenever the two rinks meet, and Saturday afternoon was no different as the Ontario skip earned an 8-3 win in the semifinals of the $100,000 Pomeroy Inn & Suites National, the third leg of Capital One Grand Slam of Curling series. “They poured it on early,” said Cotter, whose rink – third Kevin Folk, second Ty Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky – pocketed $9,000 for making the semis. “He always plays unbelievable against us. “We were happy with how it went. We’re heading into the right direction as we head to provincials (this weekend in Parksville).” Howard counted four points over the first three ends and added doubles in five and seven to secure a berth in the championship game, where he outlasted Edmonton’s Kevin Martin 6-5 Sunday afternoon. Howard’s rink collected $20,000 for first place, with Martin earning $11,000 as runner-up. In the quarterfinals earlier Saturday, Cotter counted two in six and a single steal in eight to upend Edmonton’s Kevin Koe 5-3. The win served as a little redemption as Koe was the lone rink to defeat Cotter in preliminary pool play, earning a 6-4 decision in the opening draw.

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Late deuce boosts Vipers Black Press Sports

An empty-net goal is normally supposed to spell victory for the team that scores it. Not so for the host Prince George Spruce Kings, who watched in disbelief as they were upended 5-4 by the Vernon Vipers in a B.C. Hockey League overtime thriller before 937 fans Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. The Snakes, who fell 7-2 to the Sprucies a night earlier, and were fighting for their playoff lives, forced OT with a two-goal surge in the final minute of regulation, the first coming on a penalty shot rewarded by referee Grant Tyson after forward Colton Sparrow was hauled down by defenceman Ben Woodley on a breakaway. Injured on the play, Sparrow was unable to take the shot, so head coach Jason Williamson called on Colton Cyr (13th goal), who made no mistake converting. Mike Zalewski (26th and 27th) ensured the Vipers gained at least a point by scoring with 20 seconds to play, and made it two points by slipping the puck five-hole on Prince George netminder Ty Swabb just 22 seconds into the extra frame. “It was a pretty crazy finish there,” Zalewski told Black Press after the game. “I think everybody just kind of realized the importance of this game today, especially after losing last night, and we just stayed up on the bench.” Sunday’s OT win wasn’t the first time Vernon has stunned Prince George with late-game heroics. In the first meeting between the two teams on Oct. 1, the Vipers scored three times in a 1:26 span to brush back the Sprucies by the same 5-4 OT scoreline. — Dave “Jason did a real strong job of letting us know we can’t quit and things can happen,” said Zalewski, named first star for his hat-trick performance. “We’ve come back against that team before late in the game so we just tried to stay up. Everybody battled hard on our team, we really dug deep and it was a great win. “I think it means a lot winning that game as far as us moving forward. I think we go into this next week with some confidence, and get back to work.” The 21-20-1-2 Vipers trail the 22-17-24 Spruce Kings by five points for the final Interior Conference playoff spot, with a game in hand. Vernon begins a five-game home stand at Wesbild Centre Friday night against the Merritt Centennials (26-14-25). Trent Dorais’ Alberni Valley Bulldogs

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Vernon Vipers’ Mike Zalewski (left) tries to slide a backhand past the Prince George Spruce Kings’ Chase Golightly in BCHL action Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. are in town Saturday night. Sunday’s loss was a tough one to swallow for Spruce Kings’ head coach Dave Dupas. “That was a three-point swing in the last 50 seconds,” he said. “Instead of us being up eight (points) on them, we’re up five on them. That’s three points in the standings in a 50-second span and it’s just, I’d like to say it’s unfortunate, but it really isn’t unfortunate because we did it to ourselves and it’s unacceptable. “We get caught standing around and they get a breakaway for a penalty shot, which should never ever happen, and after that we had a chance to get the puck out a couple of times. We tried to flip it out, we Dupas didn’t get it out.” Goals by Sparrow (10th, powerplay) and Zalewski (25th), and the Spruce Kings’ Zack Rassell (2nd) made it 2-1 Vernon after 40 minutes. Paul De Jersey, with his BCHL-leading 37th goal, fired the first of three unanswered Spruce King snipes in a fourminute span in the third period. Leo Fitzgerald (10th and 11th) had the other two, including the empty-netter at 18:49. Kirby Halcrow made 20 stops for the win, while Swabb recorded 25 saves for the Sprucies. Viper rookie Adam Tambellini had an assist and was named third star. The 17-year-old committed to the NCAA Division 1 North Dakota Fighting Sioux Tuesday morning. “He’s a pretty talented kid going to a

“That was a threepoint swing in the last 50 seconds.”

high-end school,” said Williamson. “He’s got a great career ahead of him. He comes to play every night and he just wants to get better, he wants to be a pro.” Saturday night, Prince George’s Jujhar Khaira pocketed a pair of goals and second star, De Jersey supplied 1+2 and Gerry Fitzgerald had a goal and an assist. Tied 1-1 after the first period, the Spruce Kings poured on the offence with four unanswered goals in the second period. “Three goals on about four shifts, it just kind of snowballed on us,” said Williamson. Captain Pat McGillis, scoring his eighth goal on a first-period powerplay, and linemate Ben Gamache (6th), adding a consolation goal late in the third period, handled Vernon’s offence. SNAKE BITES: Viper forward Brendan Persley missed Sunday’s encounter serving the first of an automatic two-game suspension he earned for incurring a major for a blow to the head on the Spruce Kings’ Trevor Esau Saturday night. With Vernon d-man Max Mowat injured, the Vipers rolled with just 10 forwards and five dee...Vipers’ assistant coach Chris Shaw also missed Sunday’s game to be with girlfriend Kristi Shields for the birth of their daughter, Paisley, who weighed in at six pounds, 12 ounces. Viper grad Bryce Kakoske filled in admirably behind the bench. Joked Williamson: “He was pretty quiet, pretty nervous, but he did well. We might have got him addicted after a comeback like that.”...Williamson said injured forwards John Knisley and Darren Nowick are questionable for weekend action.

Weekend wins keep Knights in hunt Morning Star Staff

Eight games to go and the North Okanagan Knights are in position for a legitimate shot at second place in their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League division. The Knights won twice last weekend, improving to 30-130-1 in the Doug Birks Division, four points back of the Revelstoke Grizzlies. North Okanagan hosts the

division-leading Kamloops Storm (32-7-1-4) Friday night at NorVal Sports Centre, followed by home dates with the Kimberley Dynamiters (30-12-1-1) Saturday night and the Grizz (31-10-0-3) Sunday (2:45 p.m.). Bryce Koch scored three times as the Knights ambushed the Summerland Steam 7-1 in a Sunday matinee, while Dustin Nikkel blocked 24 shots as the Knights shut out the Creston

Valley Thunder Cats 4-0 Saturday. Eric Chore added a deuce Sunday, while Brett Hawrys and Tanner Burns fired singles. Aaron Brandoli recorded 24 saves for the win, while former Knight Chris Hurry recorded 38 stops for the Steam (11-31-0-2). Saturday, the Knights got goals from Ben Greenaway, Chore, Josh Wickenheiser and Burns. Vernon’s Michael Hails had 21 saves for Creston Valley (25-15-0-4).

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Sports CALENDAR WEDNESDAY HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS – Vernon Panthers at Fulton Maroons – Sr. Girls at 6:30 p.m.; Sr. Boys at 8:15 p.m., Fulton Gym. Kal Lakers @ Seaton Sonics, senior boys, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY JUNIOR A HOCKEY – Vipers vs Merritt Centennials, 7 p.m., Wesbild Centre. CIS HOOPS– UBCO Heat vs UVic Vikings, women’s game @ 6 p.m.; men’s game @ 8 p.m., North Campus Gym.

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Midget Vipers pilfer from POE Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers skated to a 4-4 tie with Pursuit of Excellence Saturday in Winfield to take three out of four points from the Kelowna squad on consecutive weekends. The Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Midget Hockey League Vipers doubled up on POE in shots in the first period and earned a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes. Ryan Beach got the Vipers on the board with a point shot, from fellow d-man Austin Krahn and Braydon Sophonow. Richard Meaney tallied for the second game in a row, from Cody Hendrickson, while Wyatt Bonneau scored one from point-blank range, assisted by Sophonow and Beach. POE potted two in the second period to take a one-goal lead into the final frame. Krahn pinched in from the point to bang home the tying marker, assisted by Curtis Sexsmith. Vernon was denied on a breakaway and hit a crossbar in the third. They also had to kill a short 5-on-3 powerplay in the final minute to preserve the victory, with Evan Campagnolo making several key saves in the late going. The Vipers travel Friday afternoon for a game against the North Kamloops Lions at Memorial Arena and then to Penticton on Sunday to play OHA to close out the season. The

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Fletcher and Amy-Rae Fox. Samantha Head stopped 20 shots. On Sunday, the Lakers started the day with a 4-2 loss to the Kelowna Atom Development Team #4 in Rutland. Emily Clarke, battling a foot injury, scored both goals. Forward Carli Southam and defenders Makenna Southam and Tylee Cooper were solid in front of Head, who faced 28 shots. The Lakers stormed a Kelowna Pee Wee girls house team 9-1 in exhibition play later Sunday. Marshall (3), Andie Kaneda (2+3), Mairyn Tucker, Southam, Clarke and Fox handled the Sladen Moore offence. The Lakers are in the Surrey tournament this weekend.

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Vernon Fix Auto Predators' Dex Elders leans into a shot as the Kamloops Wolves' Nathan Thiessen braces himself to block it in Pee Wee Tier 3 hockey play Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. 5-8-5 Vipers trail second-place Kamloops by three points.

Coke boys end with draw The Midget Tier 2 CocaCola Vipers concluded their regular season Saturday at Priest Valley Arena with a 5-5 tie against the Winfield Bruins. Jacob Dolinar (1+2) broke open an early stalemate by beating a Winfield d-man wide and putting a perfect pass on Carson Tucker’s stick for the goal. Winfield (5-10-3) capitalized with the equalizer eight seconds later and added another goal to take a 2-1 lead into the break. The 1-15-2 Vipers opened the second period with swagger, dominating the Bruins with goals by Taylor HamiltonGee, Travis Churchill (1+2), Chad Thomas and Griffen Fried. Assists went to Tyson Clark (2), Mathew Halvorson (2) and Jayden Agar. The Bruins came back with three goals in 2:40 at the end of the second period to tie it 5-5. Bruin Stair stopped pointblank scoring chances and the Winfield goalie was up to the challenge, stoning HamiltonGee at the buzzer with a fabulous pad save.

Cole Woodliffe and Braydon McCarthy, supplied the Vernon offence. Bryce Dyck and Louis Springer shared the goaltending duties. OHS is 11-2-1. Sunday afternoon, Pursuit of Excellence ambushed the Renegades 7-0 at Wesbild Centre. Springer went the distance between the pipes. The Sun Valley boys (1-161) end the regular season this weekend with a home-andhome series against the 8-8-1 Kelowna Rockets. Game 1 goes Saturday, 4 p.m., at PV.

Grizzlies maul Vipers The Vernon Machine Vipers travelled the snowy highway to Revelstoke on Sunday, and with a short bench, ran into penalty trouble in a 7-3 Bantam Tier 3 loss to the host Grizzlies. Richard Thompson opened the scoring for 9-4-2 Vernon, assisted by Bryton Stead and Gage Kopp. Kaden Black scored his first of two in the second period, assisted by Thompson, and then wrapped up the scoring in the third, from Bryton Stead and Zach Manton. Black’s second goal brought the Vipers within one, but Revelstoke (8-4-3) scored three power play goals in the last four minutes.

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Lakers go 2-1

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades went 0-2 in Bantam Tier 1 league play last weekend, starting with a 10-2 loss to the Okanagan Hockey School Saturday in Penticton. Carson Richards, from Blaine Caton, and Caton, from

The Sladen Moore Pee Wee Rep Female Lakers had a great road weekend, stopping the Winfield Atom Development Bruins 3-1 on goals from Julia McCaig, Cassidy Marshall and Courtney Graves, with an empty-netter. Assists went to Cassidy Marshall, Jenna

The Nixon Wenger Pee Wee Tier 3 Jets ended their regular season with a weekend split, starting with a 3-1 loss Saturday to the host Merritt Jr. Centennials. The Cents started the scoring, but the Jets battled back with a goal on a shot from d-man Dawson Chase that was redirected by Finnian O’Keefe. Jets goalie Kieran Watts (32 shots) was solid, stoning the 11-4 Merritt offence on multiple breakaways. In Sunday action, the Jets bounced the Winfield Bruins 4-1 at the Enderby Arena with Josh Bridge (2), Jaxson Cummings and Dawson Boyce putting up the goals. Nick Cherkowski had two helpers as the Jets finished league play at 8-6-1 and 24-12-8 overall. Jets goaltender Jayden Jensen Hunter made some timely saves to secure the win.

Wolfpack pounces In Senior Atom Development play, the H&L Glass Wolfpack edged the Kamloops Pee Wee girls 3-2 with Eric Noren scoring twice and Ben King adding a single. Kobe Grant and Caden Colmorgen shared goaltending duties as the smaller Wolfpack players used their speed and puck movement for success. In other Senior Atom action, the North Okanagan Knights ambushed the Chase Kodiak 11-5 in Enderby. Eli Dwyer paced the Knights with 4+2, while Mitchell Brown bagged 2+4 and Nick Walker and Kord Haller each supplied 1+2. Other goals came from Alex Gilowski, Wesley Graves and Scott Gilowski. Easton Hunter and Caedon Bellmann shared time in net.


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Vernon Vikings' Josie Nerling (right) slips the ring past the reach of Kelowna Fuegoes' Julia Lees in Petite ringette action Sunday at Priest Valley Arena.

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Emma Elders and Kenzie Koshure each pulled hat tricks as the Vernon Blue Lightning outlasted the Kelowna Ice Breakers 11-10 in Novice ringette action Saturday at Priest Valley Arena. Supplying singles for the Bolts were Grace Cornell, Hannah McMorran, Shelby Richards, Dane Thoma and Jaden Scott. In net were Danika Bellamy and Thoma. The Sunshine Autographics Swag held off Mark’s Heavy Haul Voltage 4-3 in a fast, entertaining tilt which showcased Vernon’s stellar talent at the Junior B level. Sydney Harder scored twice for the Swag, who got singles from Alana Fox and Brenna Beck. The Voltage got snipes from Ashley Eso, Riley Martian and Taryn Smith. The Nixon Wenger Tween C Invaders played hard all weekend while falling 4-2 to Kelowna and 9-2 to Westside. The Invaders received solid defensive plays from Spencer Christensen, Ashleigh Cohen, Ava Cornell and Tamara Nicol against Kelowna. Forwards Miranda Blatny, Marlee DeBoer, Natalie Ethier, Ava Haldane, Marisa Johnson, Chelsea Landry, Marika Monroe and Rebecca VanWyck skated miles both ways with Haldane and Monroe scoring. In Sunday’s loss, the Nixon Wenger bunch got goals from Monroe and Cohen and fabulous goaltending from Madison Johnson, who was bombarded with shots. The Vernon Tween B Newalta Rush beat Kelowna U16B 5-2 in a tight, physical game. Kelowna led 2-0 before the Rush adapted to the intense checking, which they normally give out, but don’t usually receive back. Kendra Ostafie had 2+2, Maddie Powls scored twice, Hannah Popilchak had 1+1,and Katelyn Paulin and Maddie Percy added assists. Garrett Adams was amazing in net. The Vernon Shooting Stars pulled off a thrlling 9-7 win over the Kelowna Bunny #2 team. Chayse Krause opened the Stars’ offence and finished with three

goals, while Sierra Lochead (2), Paige Neufeld, Mackenzie Gilman, Brooklyn Young and Amber Lowe completed the attack. The Stars showed their fans just how much they have improved with serious forchecking, defensive plays and a huge team effort. In Petite play Saturday at PV, it was Kelowna doubling the DCT Chambers Lightning 10-5 with Delaney Tetrault scoring all the Bolts’ goals and Alyssa Racine earning a pair of assists. The Advertising Works Petite Thundercats bowed 8-3 to Shuswap Black with Miranda Chapple scoring twice and a single coming from Mackenzie Munroe. The Vernon North Enderby Timber Novice Flames fell 5-3 to Westside on Sunday. Georgia Lannon scored two goals and Levi Knopf added one. Julie Francis and Arianna Kositsin chipped in with assists. Emma Lochhead, Brynn Korol, Ashly Shwaluk and Jewel Jensen all worked hard in front of netminder Katie Finlayson.

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A trio of Vernon Kokanee Swim Club alumni made waves at the Canada West championships last weekend at Edmonton’s Kinsmen Aquatic Centre. Savannah King, now with the UBC Thunderbirds, was named female Athlete of the Meet for her triple-gold performance. The sophomore swimmer opened the meet with gold in the 800-metre freestyle, was part of the T-birds’ record-setting 800-m freestyle relay and won the 400-m freestyle. She added silver in the 200-m freestyle and bronze in the 200-m backstroke. The CIS Championships go Feb. 23-25 at University of Montreal. Erin Miller of the University of Alberta Golden Pandas swam two minutes, 11.53 seconds to win the women’s 200-m butterfly, breaking a record set in 2009 by UBC’s MacKenzie Downing (2:12.02). U of A Golden Bear rookie Joe Byram pocketed bronze in the men’s 100-m backstroke.

VERNON HOCKEY LEAGUE SATURDAY Game 1 @ Wesbild Centre TEALE UTILITY CANUCKS 9 – Jason Elders 3+3, Brian Caron 3, Troy Killingbeck 2+3, Derek Martin, Mike Burke 6A, Steven Clark 17 saves KALAVIDA FLYERS 6 – Corey Massie 3+2, Logan Massie 1+4, Matt Glinsbockel, Paul Saunders, Byron Tiggelaar 30 saves SUNDAY Game 2 @ Priest Valley Arena RE/MAX RANGERS 12 – Richard Jodoin 6+3, Sawyer Mick 3+2, Scott Kowalski 2+2, Kris Grebliunas, Blair Miller 2A, Brad Kowalski 2A, Al Betton 2A, Mike Weir 2A, Keith Green 2A, Miller 18 saves ROYAL LEPAGE WHALERS 1 – Mark Trevelyan, James Scherck 11 saves Game 3 @ Wesbild Centre KASPER DENTURE RED WINGS 11 – Duane Dennis 6+3, Cody Bostock 2+2, Blair Fernley 2+2, Dan Rootes, Jason Kasper 5A, Mike Tew 4A, Rhett Ballard 3A, Jason Chasca winning goalie GODARD EXCAVATING PREDATORS 8 – Justin Horochuk 5+2, Curtis Gobbett 2+3, Andy Stein, Luc Blinkhorn 4A, Jordan Nixon 3A, Mike Hansma losing goalie Game 4 @ Priest Valley Arena AQUATICO BAY BAR & GRILL SHARKS 8 – Ryan Robertson 2+2, Mike Fochler 2, Justin Glinsbockel 2, Matt Brenton, Dallas Smithson, Chris Kingdon 29 saves KAL TIRE KNIGHTS 2 – Bobby Nicholls, Jake Stuchberry, Jeff Gaudette 20 saves MONDAY Game 5 @ Priest Valley Arena WHALERS 6 – Marc Bevan 2, Ben Cave, Steve Ushy, Jerry Reinhardt, Cory, Mike Sutch, Nicholson 4A, Scherck 24 saves MFC BULLS 3 – Jeff Mushaluk 2, Dave Calvert, Jesse Niemi 2A, Hansma 24 saves TUESDAY Game 6 @ Priest Valley Arena RE POSTILL & SONS ORPHANS 9 – Bryce Kakoske 3+3, Leath Gare 2+3, Murray Vetsch 2+1, Ryan Kurbis 1+2, Chris Bradford, Rob Bauml 3A, Jason Silzer winning goalie BBC BLACKHAWKS 6 – Mike Mason 1+2, Brian Caron 1+2, Geoff Cleavely, Sean Kober, Shane Carter, Ryan Black, Chris Kingdon losing goalie ARMSTRONG WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE SATURDAY Game 1 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre MAVERICKS 2 – Kylie Bruckmann, Amanda Furber, Denise Forsyth 24 saves VERNON ICE MAIDENS 2 – Elise Kruysifix, Alyson Lypchuk, Conni DaminiHayward 16 saves SUNDAY Game 2 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre WILDFIRE 3 – Jamie Renaud 2, Angela Korsa, Helle Watson 2A, Kaleigh Beattie 31 saves SHUSWAP STORM 2 – Alison Howatt, Natalie Smith, Phyllis Jorgensen 29 saves

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Nancy Wanda Holmes March 20, 1913 - January 23, 2012 Predeceased by husband Ted and sister Bertha, survived by brother, John, nieces and nephews. Originally from Alberta, Nan & Ted moved to Vernon in the 1950’s, owned & operated the Vernon Motel, an apartment on Kalamalka Lake, residing in the Royal Ann apartments during their remaining years. Both Nan & Ted were avid golfers and members of the Vernon Golf Club where they enjoyed many happy times. Nan was a great cook, fantastic gardener and a very strong, independent woman. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Westridge Care Residence for their love and excellent care given Nan throughout the past year. Celebration of life to be held later in the year by the family

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Derek Alan (Foster) Hewitt was born on July 26th, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec and passed away suddenly on January 24th, 2012 in Cochrane, Alberta at the age of 55 years. Foster will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Nancy, his son; Zac (Stephanie), his daughters; Chelsey (Ron) and Ryley (Michael), his grandchildren; Taylor, Kaiden, Jordyn and Mason, his mother; Joan (Mac) of Nova Scotia, his sister; Natalie (Mike) of Calgary, Alberta along with numerous extended family members and friends. Foster was preceded in death by his sister; Kim. Foster lived his life for his family, his dog (Nigel) and his grandkids. His smile lit up the room when he walked in and his laugh was contagious. Foster enjoyed the outdoors and he loved ¿shing, hunting, quading, riding Harley’s and most of all, taking his dog Nigel for walks. Foster had a heart of gold and touched many lives. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. “We love you dad, you will always be in our hearts!!” Foster’s Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson of¿ciating. A Celebration of Foster’s Life will follow at the Army, Navy & Airforce Hall at 2:30 P.M.

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MURPHY, Chad Allen It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son and brother, Chad, on Friday, January 27, 2012. He will be sadly missed by his loving family: parents Sandra and Al, his brother Clayton, paternal grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Chad was an energetic, hard-working leader with a charismatic and captivating smile. He took the time for everyone he met and would give you the shirt off his back. Soccer, boxing and the ocean were just a few of the things he enjoyed. Chad loved his family, friends and his dogs. A celebration of Chad’s life will be held on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm at the Oyama Hall, with Becky Vink officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chad’s memory to any charity for the less fortunate. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome. com, 250-860-7077.


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ERIC FRANKLIN It is with great sadness that the family of Eric Franklin announces his passing on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean; daughters Gillian (Joe) and Barbara; sons Steven (Dawn) and Michael (Jennifer); 6 grandchildren, numerous extended family members and special pal Toby. Eric is predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Franklin. A Memorial Service was held at All Saints’ Anglican Church on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. Born to George and Ethel Franklin on May 2, 1932 in London, England, Eric grew up in London. He began his career in the printing profession at the age of 14, sweeping Àoors at a print shop which lead to a seven year printer’s apprenticeship and in 1953 he earned his printer’s certi¿cation. On May 9, 1953 Eric married Jean Simmonds in London. In 1956, with only a few hundred dollars in his pocket, Eric, Jean and their eleven-month old daughter, Gillian, immigrated to Canada after booking passage on the Empress of France. They ultimately settled in Aurora where they purchased their ¿rst home. Eric worked as a printer for Southam News in Toronto and Alliance Press in Newmarket. While living in Aurora, Eric joined Post Paper Box, and progressively moved into management, becoming co-owner for a number of years when Eric, Jean, and their four children moved to Windsor, Ontario. Eric then held a senior position at Windsor Print and Litho and lent his cost-estimation expertise during the company’s transition to a computer-based system. Eric retired from the printing business in 1995 and Eric and Jean moved to Vernon, British Columbia. In the ¿rst ten years of retirement, the couple enjoyed extensive travel to England, Scotland, Iceland, Barbados, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, and all over the United States and Europe. Throughout his life, Eric was committed to family, community and faith. Eric was extremely fond of the outdoors and enjoyed regular camping trips with his family, hiking and bird watching. While living in Aurora, Eric was a Scout Master, sang in a Barbershop Quartet, and volunteered with the Anglican Church. In Windsor, Eric was a Church Warden and ran the church newspaper for several years. After retiring, Eric was a member of the Naturalist Club and the Vernon Bowling League. He was also a dedicated dog walker for the SPCA for many years and a volunteer for over 14 years at the Vernon Visitor Centre. Eric’s friends and family fondly remember his quick sense of humor and knack for storytelling. He was known for his cheerful disposition and ability to make friends anywhere. He made people feel welcome and comfortable in any situation. Eric worked hard to make a good life for his family and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. He earned the respect of his community by his generous involvement. He will be missed by all who were touched by his love and kindness. In lieu of Àowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a scholarship set up in Eric Franklin’s name at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario or, to the Vernon SPCA. Letters of condolence may be sent care of the Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY GARDENER APRIL 2 - NOVEMBER 30 This challenging position will focus on providing highly-skilled horticulture work related to our 100 acres of parks and greenspace. Applicants must have a two-year diploma in horticulture or equivalent along with a minimum of two years of related experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in supervision, irrigation installation, and maintenance and landscape design training. This is a union position with a 40 hour work week. The rate of pay is $22.44 (step 1) - $26.72 (step 5) per hours plus 17.4% in lieu of benefits. Please see our website at www.lakecountry.bc.ca for a complete job description. Please submit your resume in confidence via email, fax or mail by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2012 to the above address. We thank all applicants for their submissions and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You The Belanger family, with heartfelt gratitude, thank each and everyone of you for the support and sympathy extended to us by your prayers, phone calls, cards, Masses, donations to Hospice House, and in so many ways during our time of sorrow over the loss of Bud, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. A special thank you for the wonderful care Bud received at the North Okanagan Hospice House.

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WINERY Cellar/Shipping Position Minimum 2 years work experience. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, attention to detail, able to work with and take direction from Managers. Winemaking Assistant Certificate an asset. Forklift certified, Computer literate. Full time, Hourly, Benefit package. References required at time of application. Please send resume to: info@dirtylaundry.ca or fax to 250-494-8850 Attention: Human Resources, please no phone calls.

ACCESS MANUFACTURING in Fort St. John, BC is currently hiring TICKETED ‘B’ WELDERS OR EQUIVALENT shop welders with pipe experience. SMAW, GMAW, FCAW experience is a general requirement. H2S, WHMIS, and TDG are essential for these full time positions. Relocation is required. Please forward your resume to ann@accessmanufacturing.ca or fax 250-7855997.

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BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 Cherry Sorters & Pickers required $10./hr & up or piece work. June 15 - August 31. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @ www.kalwoodfarms.com COOK required, Min 5yrs experience. Must have a passion for food. Aprox 30hrs/wk evenings. Please apply in person to Bamboo Beach Fusion Grille, 3313 30th Ave, Vernon. Housekeeping wanted $15, (250)503-3818

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 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 Graphic/Sign Designer with Sign Shop production experience. Email resume to mike@wholesalegrafix.com or fax 250-260-7007, or phone: (250)260-3100

BANNISTER COLLISION & GLASS CENTRE, VERNON BC Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop we are seeking to fill the following position

• Licensed Auto Body Technician or Advance Apprentice Competitive Wages- Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax 250-545-2256 or Email bodyshop@bannisters.com

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

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HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca 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. Reliable Cleaning and Janitorial Worker wanted. Must be available days & mornings. 7day/wk. call Jesse for details. 250-558-9425 RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box #14, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, is hiring casual, on-call nurses, certified care aides and experienced cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can do” attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, we want to hear from you. Resumes to shgeekie@bayshore.ca. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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Registered Care Aides required for Seniors Residence. Casual and part time to start. Must have Certification and clear current record check. Drop off resume at Carrington Place, 4651 23rd Street, Vernon or fax to 250-545-5793 Attention: GM. Growing local company is seeking an

EXPERIENCED WAREHOUSE AND DELIVERY PERSON

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.

Help Wanted

Medical/Dental Certified Dental Assistant required Mon-Thurs afternoons. Please apply in person with resume and references at Dr. Gary Wessels’ office, 3101-35th Ave, Vernon, BC

Payroll PAYROLL Administrator Stewart, BC. More Core Diamond Drilling Services is seeking an experienced Payroll Administrator If selected, the applicant will have the choice of relocating to Stewart to work full time or working part time on a (3 week on, 1 week off) rotation schedule with accommodations and meals included. Experience; - Substantial MS Excel - Any industry accepted payroll software. 3-5 years’ experience in some of the following areas; - Bookkeeping - Accounting - Payroll - AP - AR - GL posting - Account reconciliations - Month End/Year End preparation. Email a resume to info@morecore.ca

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Break out of the same ol’ routine! Burn calories, enjoy the outdoors and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood.

WE’RE EXPANDING OUR SALES TEAM!! Sales experience preferred. We are the #1 Volume GM Dealership in the Interior & #1 in Customer Satisfaction in all of BC!

DOES THIS FIT YOUR CRITERIA? Then apply in person with resume to Bannister GM 4703 27th St, Vernon, BC. Attn: Sales Manager

Seeking experienced PROCESSOR OPERATOR for falling & processing work on Vancouver Island. Full time & year round employment. Excellent wage & benefit package. Possibility of relocation cost coverage for the right applicant. TEL: 250-286-1148 FAX: 250-286-3546 kdcon@telus.net UNIQUE opportunity for a person with excellent diagnostic ability, self-motivation, and excellent customer service skills to join the Kelowna or Vernon team at Williams Machinery as a Forklift / Bobcat technician. See career section on www.williamsmachinery.com. Send resumes to careers@williamsmachinery.com.

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With the cold weather comes icy roads & driveways Please try to keep your driveway and walkway clear of ice and help us keep our carriers safe from accidents.

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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).

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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.

Closing date: February 10th, 2012. Qualified applicants should contact Human Resources at: hr@skisilverstar.com

• 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: 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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Heavy Duty Machinery

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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

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Medical Supplies

PC/Mac/I-pad Troubleshooting, Repair, Free online articles, Microsoft Certified $30/hr Seniors $25/hr, 558-5882 www.seo-webz.com

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 Grass Alfalfa mix hay for sale, excellent quality $5/bale (250)546-6690 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 Hay for sale Timothy & Alfalfa $5/bale (250) 547-6334 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868 Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com

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

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STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL BUILDINGS steel of a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca. 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

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 (2) 27” Color TV’s $30ea, Entertainment Centre with matching coffee & end table. $120. Entertainment Centre $40, U Pick-up, 250-558-3414 BIG MAN’S CLOTHING, barely worn, (4) Dress shorts, waists 58-60”, Dress sweater 4XL, (4) Dress pants, waists 58-60” 28”L, various colors, Jeans, black, 58” waist, 28”L, $140 for the lot. 250-558-3414 Complete set of Vernon Winter Carnival Badges 19612011, $160. (250)542-6268 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. 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”

DonaƟon of good work boots, tool belts, hand tools and work clothing. Please drop oī at Howard House, 2307 - 43rd Street, Vernon. I want to buy gold coins from all over the world. All years. Call Todd 250-864-3521 Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

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

Upright Exercise Bike, bought @ 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

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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.

Appliances

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

Farm Equipment 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

Firewood/Fuel FREE pallets for firewood behind The Morning Star building against arena. 250-542-3558. FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

Heavy Duty Machinery Dump box 14’L x 5’high with hydrolic’s sizzor lift & roll bar tarp; Propane Caterpillar Fork Lift G30S; (250)546-9566

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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

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Light Oak kitchen table and 4 chairs, good condition. $200. 250-308-7671. Micro Suede couch, loveseat, med brown, excellent cond. $500. Coffee table, light Oak. $50. 250-308-7671. NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791

TEACUP Yorkie puppies available, 1m & 1f, shotsup-2-date, healthy, CKC REG, 11wks old, $400e, (adia662@gmail.com) or (250) 497-1100

In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture & bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Mins to hospital, shopping complex, and indoor pool. $1,800,000. (604)534-2748

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Estate Items Queen, Double & Single Mattress Sets, Antique Oak Drop Front Desk/China Cabinet, Gramophone With Horn, 3 Tier Occ Table, Glass Mirrored Back China Cabinet, Elec Lift Chair, Round Wicker Table & 4 Chairs, Matching Lounge Chair, Book Shelf Units, Antique Sitting Chairs, Coffee & End Table Sets, Dinette Table & Chair Sets, Maple Desk & Chair, Mirrored Dressers, Metal Shelf, Hide-aBed, Elec Fireplace, TVs & Stereos, Wine Cabinet, Large Selection of Assorted Small Collectables, Framed Pictures & Prints, Vacuums, Collector Coins & Bills, Freezers, Oak Poker Table w/4 Chairs, Queen Size Brass Bed Frame, Limoge Angel Plates & More.

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Rentals

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 incl utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

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

ONE BEDROOM Adult oriented, F.S., A/C, view, on-site laundry, close to grocery, on bus route, covered parking, summer swimming pool. Available immediately. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. SUPER BACHELOR APT. Spacious apt, neat & clean, new carpets, new paint, on bus route, covered parking, on-site laundry, close to grocery, storage, summer swimming pool. Available immed. $550 $500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

GONE

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.

250-542-5580 ADULT TOWNHOME

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartmentstyle townhome in the Harwood area. Level entry. Good condition. $750 per month. Single senior rate $675 per month. NP, NS. Available immediately. Drive by and walk up to 1, 1900 46th Avenue or www.vernonrealestate.com. Don 250-558-8762

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250-542-1701

MOVE IN INCENTIVES 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 1&2&3bdrm $650-$850. No dogs, no drugs. (250)2601630 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

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

250-503-7315 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 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

MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre. Centre Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available

For more information call

250-542-8989

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

250-549-2770 1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1-bdrm, immaculate condo, 55+ community, secure u/g parking, $850, 778-475-1587 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 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

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

2-bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Small pet okay. Seniors, NS $740. includes heat. 250-545-6810. ARMSTRONG 1 Bdrm, non smkr, no pets, quiet area. $600/m. 250-309-8397

2bdrm,close to d/t main floor, newly reno’d, n/s,n/p, lrg yard. $900 incl util. 250-306-4088. 2-bdrm, lower Easthill, close to town, storage, laundry hookups, no smokers, no pets, $700/mo, (250)549-8424 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 Mission Hill, 2 bdrm upper. $900/mo. Avail now. UTIL INCL. N/S, N/P, W/D. Call 250-306-6996 Spacious/cozy Bachelor suite quiet Hospital area $600. util. incl. Avail now 778-475-2707

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

Bright, clean 2-bdrm, $800 util incl, Available, no dogs, bus outside door, 250-707-0604. 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 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 ENDERBY and Armstrong condos for rent. 1 bdrm $650 monthly Lower rates for long term customers. no smoking inside., call Bill @250-5466517 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 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. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • OVERHEAD DOOR - 2038’ • $1400 PER MONTH GROSS CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198

4800sqft. Upstairs Office Space with Elevator 2900 30th Ave. (250)545-1733 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 1610 45th St Lg 2bdrm + den in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented buildg, prkg, storage, no-dogs, newly painted, av/now $800+hydro 547-6060

Misc for Rent 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

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

Homes for Rent 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.

GONE

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 1 a 3-bdrm upper suite, Avail Feb 1, Commonage area. Rent Negotiable 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 2bdrm downtown, laundry, shop, fenced yard, $940 incl/util, n/s, avail now. 250503-1926 2-bdrm house in Canoe, close to lake, $975, Feb1, (250)5468129 call between 8am-8pm

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• 2 bdrm lower suite in Foothills. New home, great views, covered deck, 2 full baths, good space, nice finishing, 5 appliances, utilities included. $1,100.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wrap-around deck, garage storage. $1050. • 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. 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 2 Bedroom House w/ separate garage fully fenced. Newly renovated with washer and dryer.$1000.00 p/m plus utilities 250-938-3187 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 3bdrm, Coldstream, 180° view Kal Lake, $1450 w/d, n/p, avail now 250-869- 9788 3BR clean, renovated house for rent $1350/mo 250-3092565 4-bdrm, 2-bath, fenced yard, sep/entry, a/c, w/d, avail/ Immed, $1400 778-475-1587 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. $1100 plus utilities 250-804-5281, 250838-7019. Available Feb 1st. 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

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2-bdrm, 1-bath, brand new, Easthill, very quiet & bright, Av/Immed $900 util incl, Free internet&cable, (250)540-2533 2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $750/mo. 3712 Commonage Cr. (250)542-6620 2-BDRM bsmt suite, Armstrong, with laundry, newly reno’d., ns, np, $800 util/incl, Avail Immed 250-546-3309 2bdrm, EastHill, large, bright, reno. Private entry/laundry, N/S, N/P $700 + util. Feb 1st. 250 542 3396. 2bdrm East Hill newly reno’d. daylight lvl entry, ns, np, w/d, f/s, 1car garage, avail Now, $750. incl/util. 250-542-8831 2-bdrm, Large, close to schools, n/s, n/p, Av/immed, $775 incl util RR 542-6535 2 Bdrm, W/D, NS, pet negotiable, on bus route, close to downtown, quiet tenant, $800. util incl. 250-309-4524 3-bdrm,1600 sq.ft. 5-appl, gas f/p, Ok Landing area, $1200. incl util. Mar 1. Jeff (250)5031941 or 1-250-214-0256 3-bdrm Mission Hill, laundry, yard, storage, very nice, bright, cat ok, $990 mo. incl util, Avail Now. (250)558-8243 $900 2 bedroom basement suite, utilities included, perfect for family, across from Bean to Cup. Laundry available. plenty of parking. Pet friendly. Damage deposit and reference required. Contact number 1-778938-1640. darkfouad@yahoo.com Brand new 2-bdrm, 1 bath, a.c., n.s., n.p. $700mo 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 Quiet location, midway Vernon & Silver Star, self contained, 2 rooms, util, parking, n/s,n/p. $525. 250-542-8553. 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.

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 1bdrm quiet, central, bus, n/drugs, refs. $395.util/int incl. 250-549-7418, 307-9407 A room w/priv bath, in a quiet exceptional home, n/s n/p np, n/d, $550. 250-558-0638

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 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, ground level, reno’d, gas f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p, patio, Easthill,$900incl/util 260-2882

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