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JOHNNY TASSOPOULOS (above) grinds a rail in the Urban Zone while Hot Sands Beach was the center for the volleyball action at the annual Centre Of Gravity festival held last weekend in City Park. See more photos on A3.
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Centre of Gravity The annual summer festival of live music and sports events took place last weekend at City Park, with temperatures reaching 35 Celsius as an appropriate backdrop to having fun at the beach. MOTOCROSS jumpers were taking flight some 50 feet in the air at City Park. DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR
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KELOWNA MOUNTIES discuss the situation with an employee of the Kelowna FamilyY last Thursday after receiving a tip on a male suspect that matched the description of an individual who exposed himself to an eight-year-old girl at the same facility last week.
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WAKESKATER James Balzer pulls off a trick at the Water Zone venue on Okanagan Lake. WADE PATERSON/CAPITAL NEWS
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A man who allegedly lured a child into a YMCA change room and forced her to watch as he fondled himself returned to the scene of the crime. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, Mounties were called to the Rutland facility when a man matching the suspect’s description was spotted around the pool by one of the staff members. “Before police could arrive, the man quickly fled the scene on foot and a subsequent search, which included the use of
police service dogs, was unsuccessful,” said Const. Kris Clark. It took just over a week for the suspect to return to the site where he lured an eight-year-old girl into the family change room and exposed himself to her. “(She) escaped without physical harm and the man fled the scene while attempting to conceal his identity,” said Clark. His insight on how to hide himself from cameras placed around the facility, and apparent knowledge of entrances that
would allow him to pass unnoticed, prompted Y staff to tighten security in the days since. They’ve also studied images and video of the man, so they could spot him if he returned. That may have been the reason why they were able to spot him in the most recent incident on Thursday. RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian man with tanned skin; 40 to 50 years of age; thin muscular build; 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 in height.
Car chase leads to initial charges with more possibly to be filed A number of charges relating to Tuesday’s high-drama police chase have now been approved, says a Crown counsel spokesperson. The three accused—Ashley Collins, 19, Shawn Adam Wysynski, 32, and Michael Edward Ellis, 39—will be charged jointly with three counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery using a fire arm, said Neil MacKenzie, with the Crown’s office. Ellis and Wysynski are each facing charges of failing to stop a vehicle when being pursued by a police officer and a charge of dangerous driving. Charges should have been sworn by
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Teen sisters swing with the best at volleyball tourney Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER
There were a range of ages at the Center of Gravity beach volleyball tournament this past weekend. Many athletes were in their 20s; some were in their early 30s. And then there was one team significantly younger than the rest. Tsawwassen twins Megan and Nicole McNamara celebrated their 15th birthday last Wednesday. But the McNamara sisters proved that age and skill arenâ€™t directly related when it comes to beach volleyball. Megan and Nicole won their first match Saturday and earned hardfought points against the No. 2 ranked womenâ€™s
beach volleyball duo in Canada. According to their father, Sean, the girls have been playing beach volleyball for the past three years. In that time, theyâ€™ve built up a pretty impressive resume. â€œThey won a pro tournament in Vancouver a few weeks ago, they won the U-16 nationals last year in Toronto, this year theyâ€™re competing in the U-18 beach nationals,â€? said Sean. â€œThey would like to play for Canada at some point and go to world competitionsâ€Śtheir ultimate goal would be to play in the Olympics one day.â€? Itâ€™s a lofty ambition, but the twins are already battling against some of Canadaâ€™s best teams. And
they have a lot of time to perfect their game. One advantage that the girls have is a familiarity with each other that other teams cannot match. Another benefit is that Megan is right-handed and Nicole swings with her left, which allows both girls to spike from a preferred position on the sand. Coming into this yearâ€™s Center of Gravity beach volleyball tournament, the McNamara sistersâ€™ expectations were realistic. Last year, the girls won only one of their matches. This year, the goal was to win two or three. â€œThere are really good teams here,â€? said Megan. â€œWeâ€™re close though,â€? added Nicole. The McNamara family are used to packing suitcases to ensure Megan
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NICOLE MCNAMARA (left) bumps the ball to her sister, Megan, during a match at the Center Of Gravity beach volleyball tournament last Saturday. and Nicole to as many tournaments as possible. â€œWe normally make family vacations out of it as well. Weâ€™ve been to Calgary, Toronto many
times and we go to Seattle for tournamentsâ€”thatâ€™s the one thing about volleyball, there is a lot of travel involved,â€? said Sean. He added that Center of Gravity is a unique experience because the event is not all about volleyball. â€œItâ€™s unique because itâ€™s a big party with a tournament as part of it.
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â€œBecause our girls are so young, all we do is partake in the volleyball. . .when theyâ€™re in their 20s, Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™ll want to come here and be with all their friends and make more of a weekend out of it.â€? Sean said his daughters couldnâ€™t even go to the playersâ€™ meeting because it was held at a bar.
The sisters admitted that Center of Gravity offered distractions; however, they said their age allowed them to not worry about partying and focus on volleyball. They made it to round six, knocked out by Alexandra Hudson and Kayla Ng. wpaterson @kelownacapnews.com
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Vet steps up to help save dog A West Kelowna veterinarian and his staff are heroes to a Vernon boy and his puppy Tasha. Dr. Moshe Oz, who operates the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital and writes a pet care column for the Capital News, stepped in to donate nearly $2,000 in life-saving veterinary services for the brindle mastiff puppy named Tasha. Vernon youngster Kolby received the dog as a birthday present. “The puppy was purchased from a local home breeder but as soon as the family took her home it was clear that something wasn’t right,” said Suzanne Pugh, manager of the Kelowna SPCA branch. “Tasha was lethargic and at first the family thought she might just be missing her siblings. “After four days the
family took the puppy to their local veterinarian in Vernon, who determined that Tasha had parvoviral enteritis (parvo), a serious and often deadly viral disease that affects young, unvaccinated puppies between six weeks and six months of age.” Parvo attacks rapidly, dividing cells in the intestinal tract and bone marrow, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea, impaired immune function and, in some cases, death, said Pugh. “The family immediately contacted the breeder and although they had already bonded with Tasha they reluctantly returned the puppy to ensure that she would receive the expensive veterinary treatment required,” said Pugh. “They were heartbroken, but were not in a position to take care of the
bills themselves.” Unbeknownst to them, neither was the breeder. “The breeder contacted one of our special constables asking if the SPCA could take the puppy and provide the care she needed,” said Pugh. Tasha was taken into SPCA custody and rushed to the nearest veterinary clinic—Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, where she was placed in isolation and given immediate medical treatment. “We were able to trace Tasha’s new family in Vernon and put Dr. Oz in touch with them. When he heard their story, he offered to cover all of the medical costs to save Tasha’s life,” said Pugh. Dr. Oz and his team worked in shifts to provide the 24-hour a day care that Tasha needed. A healthy Tasha was eventually reunited with
her original Vernon adopted family. “We really want to acknowledge amazing veterinarians in our community, like Dr. Oz, who go above and beyond to help animals,” said Pugh. She also urges pet guardians to ensure that their pets are vaccinated against parvo. “This is a deadly, but preventable disease and guardians should ensure their pets are protected.”
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ave once hearty North Americans developed a culture of weakness? Have an ache? Get a new body part. A case of the sads? Well, we know what happens then. Now there’s even medical intervention for social problems. It turns out a number of parents are allowing their ugly ducklings to get surgery so they can skirt the attention of bullies and fast-track their way to swan-status. The most recent child to throw her body under the knife for the sake of alleviating a bully-problem is U.S. teenager Nadia Ilse. At 14, Ilse has been the victim of taunting about her big ears. She’d long lamented the issue to her mother then the Little Baby Face Foundation, which helps children born with ‘facial deformities,’ offered
Kathy Michaels to help her out and pay for otoplasty. The troubling turn in this tale of surgery, however, is that the doctor performing the operation recommended that Ilse, not only pin her ears back, but also straighten out her septum and soften what was, in his view, a “pointy chin.” A new, Ilse rose from beneath the scalpel with over $40,000 surgery and she now feels “beautiful.” Her strange modern day twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling isn’t unique either. It mirrors that of
13-year-old Nicolette Taylor, who had a nose surgery to overcome online harassment and name-calling at school. There was also sevenyear-old Samantha Shaw, who had her ears pinned back to escape name-calling and harassment last year. Now, I know there’s all that business about walking in another’s shoes before judging them, but frankly I don’t want to. I’m sure the bullying they experienced was horrible, but all these poor kids have learned, thanks to their parents, is that the way to deal with tyranny is to bend to it. When bullies try to steamroll you, accept that they’re right—you are disgusting, and the bland face of stupidity pushing you around knows what’s right. Slice up who you are,
and become one of them. With surgical solutions, these kids will never get the lessons that come from overcoming adversity or most importantly, learning to love and respect themselves. Can you imagine if Hans Christian Andersen had written the story of a homely little bird born in a barnyard, ripping out its rough feathers so it looked like something else? It’s hard to imagine what the lesson in that tale would be. Regardless, it would have not offered countless children the type of inspiration needed to stand up and be themselves. At best it would foster a culture of lame ducks. Kathy Michaels is a staff reporter for the Capital News. kmichaels @kelownacapnews.com
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he Archives of Internal Medicine produced a research paper in February that may be helpful in assisting women who suffer from dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation. Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common gynaecologic complaints in young women. It is estimated that it affects approximately 40 to 70 per cent of women of reproductive age. Ten per cent of women describe their pain as disabling and severe. Dr. Antonio Lasko, of the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Messina, Italy, found that single high doses of vitamin D greatly reduce the amount of menstrual pain experienced and reduce the need for pain medication for up to two months. It is believed that the pain experienced during dysmenorrhea is triggered by excessive production of prostaglandins made from omega 6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, omega 6 fatty acids are abundant in our North American diet. It is believed that vitamin D acts as a potent anti-inflammatory and may reduce the production of arachadonic acid which will then produce excess prostaglandins causing inflammation, and therefore pain. Essentially, vitamin D will stop the formation of excessive prostaglandins. The sample study included 40 women between the ages of 18 and 40 years of age who had experienced painful menstruation four times in the previous six months and had a low serum level of
Markus Thiel vitamin D. They were allowed to use nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs but they had to record how much and whether or not they used them during menstruation. The study group was broken into two groups, one receiving 300,000 IUs of vitamin D and the other half receiving a placebo. The vitamin D was given five days prior to the time that they expected menstruation to commence. His findings were most interesting. He found that the vitamin D group reported a 41per dent reduction in their pain while the placebo group reported no reduction in pain whatsoever. Interestingly enough, the vitamin D group did not report taking any pain medication during their menstrual cycle. The placebo group reported taking their nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories at least once. It is important to point out that this large dose of vitamin D was given once and not to be taken daily. Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The literature reports the daily use of this sort of dosage can produce a state called hypercalcemia, among other things. It is my opinion that vitamin D is being underutilized especially by
those of us in northern climates where exposure to sun is reduced. It is estimated that 75 per cent of North Americans are vitamin D deficient. In fact, vitamin D deficiencies will lead to a significant increase in frequency of colds and flus, cardiovascular disease in conjunction with inflammatory diseases and cancer. Is it any wonder that the highest incidence of colds and flus are where we have the least amount of sunlight? There is a significant body of research that proves that vitamin D supplementation to optimum levels profoundly decreased the incidence of cancer and cardiovascular disease in addition to osteoporosis. Deficiencies in this most important vitamin will also lead to increases in blood pressure, muscle weakness and pain, depression and lethargy. When one studies the human genome, 10 per cent of the entire genome relies on vitamin D for its proper manufacturing. There is no other substance that has this much of a profound effect on our genes in this proportion. Be sure to consult with your health practitioner prior to initiating such a therapy as high dosage vitamin D supplementation. That being said, I think it’s use is being grossly under appreciated and managing overall health and chronic pain. Markus Thiel is a chiropractor and sports therapist practicing in Kelowna. firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley First joins golf fundraiser The B.C. Cancer Foundation reports that Valley First Credit Union is now the lead sponsor of the Golf Classic in Mem-
ory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins. The golf tournament raises funds to support cancer research and en-
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hancements to patient care at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The event honours Hawkins, a former Liberal MLA who died from leukemia and created a legacy for improving cancer care for patients. “The Golf Classic helps in the effort to put an end to such a deadly disease. We are thrilled to be able to play a part in this important fight,” said Angela Brown, a vice-president for Valley First.
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Feast on fine food at a farmer’s field Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER
FarmFolk/CityFolk’s annual Feast of Fields will be held in the Central Okanagan this year on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Claremont Ranch Organics in Lake Country. This is the fourth Feast of Fields to be held in the Okanagan Valley, although similar events have been held in the Lower Mainland since 1995, and on Vancouver Island for the past number of years. Participants will be handed a wine glass and linen napkin when they arrive at the farm, and dozens of the valley’s top chefs, winemakers and brewmasters will offer tastes of locally-sourced, seasonal foods, often made from
products grown right in the fields where the event is held. This year, 58 producers will feature products from more than 40 local farms, including Kelowna chef Rod Butters’ honey glazed Sterling Springs’ chicken with dried apricot and hazelnut crust. It will be paired with an infused apricot cocktail using Meadow Vista Honey Wines. The Vintage Room at the Coast Capri will be offering pulled bison and plum ravioli with peppered Saskatoon berry dust on arugula, while Poppadoms will offer an Okanagan saag paneer pakora. The idea is to help consumers make that link between the food that goes into their mouths and the farms on which it is produced.
At the same time, chefs delight in preparing food that is as fresh as possible—and to serve it in the field it was grown in, makes it pretty fresh. The host farm this year was the McCoubrey Farm until Matt and Molly Thurston purchased it last year and returned its original name to the property, Claremont Ranch. They’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the farm this year. There won’t be on-site parking so a shuttle bus will take participants from George Elliot Secondary School to the farm. Live music will include Sarah Mainland and her Celtic harp; Chloe, Kyle & Company; Scratchpony; Jennifer Boal; Becca Mabbett; Quiannah Kendal-
Ward and Alexandria Colter. In addition to fine food and drink, there’ll be farm tours at 2 and 4 p.m. and a variety of silent auction items as well as a marketplace where local products will be available. Funds raised go towards the work of FarmFolk CityFolk, including the Meet Your Maker Okanagan, which helps local producers and buyers meet and network; a seed saving workshop at Sunshine Farm in Kelowna as part of the B.C. Seeds project; and Shared Harvest, an online resource for those wanting or having products available. Tickets for this year’s event are available from Choices Market in Kelowna or online at: www. feastoffields.com.
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THE FEAST Of Fields takes place Aug. 12 in Lake Country at Claremont Farms.
Brain research illustrates how free will is an illusion P hilosophers have debated the existence of free will for centuries. Most of us take it for granted that we have free will and conduct ourselves accordingly. Even those who believe we do not have free will behave as if they do. As we learn more about how the brain functions, it is harder and harder to truly believe in absolute free will. Every day, I am confronted in my office with people who behave in ways that even they believe are irrational. There are all sorts of situations in which people do things they do not believe in, do not want to do and yet can’t stop themselves from doing. These mental states come in many guises and may be described as compulsions, addictions, mania and psychoses to mention only four clinical states.
Paul Latimer People who behave in socially unacceptable or even criminal ways while in these conditions are often granted some clemency in recognition of the fact that their behaviour is beyond their control. When their behaviour runs afoul of the law we sometimes diminish their responsibility in view of their lack of control. But these are special, relatively uncommon situations. How uncommon? The more we learn about the workings of the human brain, the more we realize that a great deal of everyday human behaviour is strongly influenced by a combination of genetics and environmental
influences over which the individual may not have control and may not even recognize as influencing their behavior. Of course, many take advantage of this fact in marketing, politics, scams and propaganda. But it can and has been argued that all human behaviour is determined by combinations of factors over which the individual has no control and often no awareness. We know that much of human behaviour is influenced by unconscious factors and that our conscious world only represents a small portion of what is actually going on in our lives. Our conscious world is not even necessarily accurate. It is commonplace for us to provide explanations for our behaviour that satisfy our need for an explanation, but which actually have nothing to do with why we actually do something.
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It is common in psychotherapy and counseling for therapists to provide explanations for clients or to lead the client to recognize reasons for their behaviour that have no validity in fact. Past life regressions are an obvious example but much more gardenvariety examples are also prevalent. When some-
one gets depressed it is natural to look around for a reason. It is a rare person who can’t find a stressor they can link to their mood, but often these attributions are wrong. This sometimes becomes obvious when a diagnosis and pharmacological treatment are arrived at that completely reverse the depression.
Few people today would accept that they have no free will, but many philosophers and scientists are coming to that startling conclusion. The acceptance of this position will have profound implications for judicial concepts of responsibility and punishment. We may still need to protect ourselves from
dangerous offenders but our moral judgments and retributive justice system may have to be revised. Our jails are already filling with the de-institutionalized mentally ill and many already feel a revision is long overdue. Paul Latimer is a Kelowna psychiatrist. 250-862-8141 email@example.com
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.C.’s Privacy Commissioner is examining the use of cruiser-mounted cameras by police to scan licence plates from passing vehicles. Critics have objected, citing privacy concerns, that the RCMP and other forces are using the plate-scanning technology for purposes beyond the original intent. The camera-equipped police cars scan passing or parked vehicle plates against ICBC and national police databases. Police instantly see if a car is stolen or un-
insured—or if the probable driver is unlicensed, prohibited from driving, wanted by police or accused of a crime. Each time a flagged vehicle is detected, its time and location are recorded and kept for two years. Rob Wipond, one of three independent researchers whose work prompted the privacy investigation, said the criteria for generating actionable hits has crept from traffic violations to data like whether you’ve ever gone to court to seek child custody or had a mental health episode that involved police.
That might seem laudable when it helps police find an abduction victim, solve a murder or keep sex offenders from parking outside schools. But Wipond envisions British-style uses, like recording the licence plates of vehicles coming to a lawful demonstration, then using ALPR to detect, intercept and slow the same protesters headed to future gatherings. Wipond theorizes police algorithms could one day decide that because someone went to a suspicious location, they should be flagged for closer
scrutiny in the future—data that might result in them not being allowed to fly or cross borders. Would you be comfortable being tracked all the time? Would if affect your sense of freedom? The RCMP are considering keeping all plate recognition data for every vehicle the system identifies. And given the program has morphed from tracking stolen cars to tracking a broader set of targets, it’s fair to ask, what next?We need to determine a fair and proportionate use for the technology that still respects one’s right to privacy.
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Posturing over pipeline across northern B.C. won’t help
he B.C. Liberal government is taking its new hard-line approach to federal environmental hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in September. Environment Minister Terry Lake has filed the B.C. government’s notice to cross-examine Enbridge, one of the world’s biggest pipeline operators. Lake outlined the “tough questions” B.C. representatives will ask about spill response capacity on land and sea, tanker escort tugboats, pipe wall thickness, and Enbridge’s sluggish response to a pipeline rupture in Michigan. That’s all fine, and to be expected
after Premier Christy Clark’s high-profile confrontation with Alberta Premier Alison Redford going into the recent premiers’ meeting in Halifax. Clark’s demands for “world-leading” safety and spill response, as well as meeting the constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate aboriginal groups along the route, are mostly a statement of the obvious. Her call for a “fair share” of proceeds from exported oil to reflect B.C.’s risk has been assaulted from all sides.
Pipeline opponents VICTORIA seized on Clark’s sugVIEWS gestion that a major oil spill might be tolerable if there was enough money in it for B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix Tom picked up the theme as Fletcher he conducted his own belated tour of the proposed route to reiterate his opposition. There had been earlier hints from Alberta that B.C. might need further rewards for the risk. But when Clark made the “fair share” demand public, Redford was moved to channel Margaret Thatcher, declaring: “The Pre-
mier of Alberta is not going to blink on royalties.” The lady’s not for blinking, but neither is B.C.’s Iron Snowbird, as Preston Manning dubbed Clark this spring. All this political theatre doesn’t amount to much. I’ll stand by my January prediction that the Enbridge proposal is unlikely to proceed, mainly due to the tangled state of aboriginal claims. Wealthy U.S. foundations that view the B.C. North Coast as their 500-year eco-experiment will be happy to help fund a decade of legal challenges, while continuing the media-spinning and protest support they are doing now. Even if some way can be found to
levy a B.C. tax on revenues from the Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s no solution. For one thing, it would confer an advantage to the Trans-Mountain pipeline that has been shipping Alberta oil to Burnaby and the U.S. for more than 60 years. The competing expansion proposal by Trans-Mountain’s current owner, Kinder Morgan, shows the inconsistency of opposition to pipelines. Does anyone really believe that a new pipeline built to the highest standards ever would be too dangerous, while a 60-year-old pipeline is acceptable? Protesters have an easy target in
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To the editor: In response to Darrin Fiddler’s letter to the editor with regard to marijuana, he has omitted several points that need mentioning. To some degree I feel like an under-achiever as I do not have any of the vices that Mr. Fiddler claimed we all harbor, but as a pilot and businessman, I have had experience in the past with marijuana users. When serving my apprenticeship in a steel fabricating shop, my life and those of my crew shift were almost ended by the overhead gantry crane
driver. He scattered the crew with a 20-ton load of sheet steel wildly swinging over our heads (followed by) a big silly grin on his face and a “peace” sign for all. Legalize marijuana? Ask our almost-widows. As a businessman who travels to the USA frequently, a hitchhiker needing a lift compromised my passage. The cannabis resin in his clothing, although minute, transferred to the car seats, was enough to catch the attention of the Drug Enforcement Agency dog handler. Questions were asked, an entry made on my data
file, and (I experience) delays now in crossing the border. Of note, this incident happened two weeks after he had been in my car. The DEA do not have a permissive attitude— they are fully aware of the damage done to the social and economic well being of their country and respond in kind. Legalize marijuana? Sadly many adults in responsible position, who are addicted to marijuana (but deny it) dismiss it as a social outlet. Regrettably it is the children who are watching and learning who lack the maturity to
make a judgment call on its use, who are set on the road to dependency and the rest of the “benefits.” These so called “benefits” include: Dropping out of school, inability to concentrate, can’t keep a job, indolence, violence, bush parties/forest fires and many time leading them to living on the streets. On the adult side: Broken homes, unemployable, lack of ambition, breaking and entering, no international travel privileges, drive-by shootings, etc. The list is long and downward. The benefits? None
comes to mind—ask the gantry crane driver. I thank our government and law enforcement agencies for standing tall on this one. This is one disaster that you won’t want to meet coming at you on a rainy night with your family strapped in the car. Or how about the captain of your 737 shooting a difficult instrument landing approach to minimums on a stormy night? Legalize marijuana? Right! Brian R. Mellis, West Kelowna
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