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A seemingly random beating has cast a pall over a recent weekend festival and once again raised questions about the safety of Kelowna’s downtown. Following the Centre of Gravity festival on B.C. Day long weekend, two young men from Clearwater were brutally attacked near the corner of Bernard Avenue and Ellis Street in a manner that seems to be increasingly common. “My son and his friend (Liam, Jesse) were walking back to their hotel room late Sunday night when they were assaulted by a group of six males,” wrote Clearwater resident Bob Dhillon to the Capital News last week. “Bystanders called 911. An ambulance arrived and both were hospitalized with serious facial injuries. While in the hospital my son spoke with three other persons who were also hospitalized with similar injuries and assaulted in a similar way. Outnumbered and surprised by the same group.” Although the investigating officer in the case went on vacation immediately after the file was opened, RCMP Const.
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Kris Clark has done some follow up and said he’s seen nothing to relate this incident to any other. “There was one other unprovoked attack, and that entailed a single suspect and a single victim,” said Clark. He said there’s also nothing to connect the recent incident to a swarming that put a 34-year-old Ontario man into the hos-
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pital last March. In that incident, the victim suffered massive head injuries when three men attacked him outside O’Flannigans Pub on Queensway. While the violent out-
bursts may not involve the same people, they do speak to an emerging trend, said Clark. “(Swarmings) do seem to be more prevalent, in that it does happen more often than it used to.” And, the RCMP spokesman said, it doesn’t take long for those kinds of fights to escalate into serious injuries. Facial reconstruction surgery is required for the Clearwater victims and the Ontario man was placed in a medically induced coma to cope with the wounds he incurred. To be safe, Clark said it’s best not to navigate the downtown alone late at night. Avoid drinking to inebriation and avoid conflict if at all possible. “If someone is being aggressive or wanting to fight, you don’t have to man up and fight them back,” said Clark. “Say you don’t want to fight, and get out. Go somewhere…to a welllit area with more people around.” The investigation into the recent attack hasn’t gotten underway given that the police officer with the file has been on vacation. But the RCMP says any tips to police would be welcomed. email@example.com
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A forest fire on the hill above Westside Road near Traders Cove Sunday afternoon may have been deliberately set, Kelowna RCMP say. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. and fire trucks could be seen from the water trying to deal with a plume of smoke within 15 minutes.
The blaze grew quickly, flames visible from the lake, and still required monitoring by Monday morning, with reports of paid on-call firefighters being called in to deal with hotspots at mid-morning. “The fire was suppressed quickly, but there is evidence to suggest that it may have been set deliberately,” said Cst. Kris Clark, RCMP media rela-
tions officer, following the regular Monday morning police briefing. Sunday afternoon ground crews were joined by a number of air supports, including two water bombers, two helicopters and what appeared to be a support plane as the provincial fire service stepped in to assist the West Kelowna Fire Department. The fire is being described as a multi-hectare
fire and required crews to work through the night. By Monday morning, efforts switched to stamping out the last bits of flame and tracking down witnesses who might be able to tell investigators what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP and speak with Cst. Kent Hall or Cst. Michael Philion at (250) 768-2880; tipsters
can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or make a report online at www.crimestoppers.net. The blaze was the second forest fire of the weekend. On Friday evening, a small brush fire near McCullough Road had a water bomber, fire engines and brush fire crew in action. It was also extinguished quickly. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kelowna residents will mark a grim anniversary this week, with no more clarity on what briefly turned the downtown into a war-zone than they had a year ago. A hail of gunshots was released in front of the Delta Grand Hotel, shattering the usual calm of an Okanagan summer, late in the afternoon Aug. 14, 2011. Notorious B.C. gangster Jonathan Bacon, 30, was killed and full-patch Hells Angel Larry Amero and James Riach of the Independent Soldiers were shot and wounded. Leah Hadden-Watts, 21, whose uncle is the president of the Haney Hells Angel chapter and who was with the men was paralyzed by a bullet. Riach fled the scene. Miraculously, no bystanders were injured. All that information was laid out in the days following the shooting, but little has changed in the public’s view since.
“All we’re saying is that the investigation is progressing. I can’t give details on what we’ve done or the investigation,” said Sgt. Bill Whalen of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. He also couldn’t speak to what’s happened to the survivors of the attack, noting that’s a private matter, or who in particular the suspects may be. But, he said, there’s no reason for locals to worry that there will be a repeat performance in the days to come despite last year’s warnings that a reprisal may be at hand. “People shouldn’t be concerned. There’s been nothing that’s happened in Kelowna since that time,” he said. While there may be little gang activity related to that particular shooting in the city, many of those who were closest to the violence have had many concerns since that time. Daniel Bibby, the general manager of the Delta Grand, said his employees have had their ups and downs in the aftermath.
“It’s difficult to look back, even though it’s been a year now since that tragic event rocked our community,” he said. “It’s such an isolated incident that summer in Kelowna…but with that said, it took an emotional toll on us all.” Immediately after
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the shooting the hotel established post-traumatic stress disorder counselling, and most were able to move on. “We’ve had a couple employees— as is the case of anything of that nature, it affects different people in different ways—who have needed more support along the way,” he said.
And, he said, there’s been a silver lining. “Sometimes it takes an event of this nature to bring a group together,” he said. “If there’s a silver lining to any event, it’s that our team came together as a family and the community outreach was amazing.” Bibby said the staff were comforted by the community support, and it taught him the value of this city. “It would take more than an event of this nature to convince me this isn’t the most amazing community in the country,” he said. Bibby also wasn’t dissatisfied with the police effort. Despite the fact there’s been no arrests from the brazen daylight shooting, he noted that they’ve been very helpful. He’s also been working with the mayor and the business community on the best practices for dealing with gang members, to ensure guests would be safe in the future.
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When Wilbur Turner addressed the gathering at the Okanagan Pride Interfaith Spiritual Event Sunday, he wasn’t in typical churchgoing attire. He spoke from the pulpit in a striking purple dress as his dragqueen alter-ego Oddree Mayormaynot, and broke through a few barriers in the process. “We’ve never had the church involved with pride celebrations before,” said Turner, who’s co-chair of the organizing committee. And rarely, if ever, has there been a drag queen addressing a local congregation, but times have changed and that was exactly what Oddree got up there to speak about. “Oddree relayed some experiences of what it’s been like being a gay man
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coming out as part of a congregation,” he said. As a member of a conservative Calgary based church in the 1990s, Turner was ostracized when he announced his sexual orientation. “I was asked not to sit near children and to take the sacrament last, so I didn’t give anyone germs,” he said. Ultimately he ended up leaving the church and lost his faith until it dawned on him that it was ignorance, not the church, that caused the bigotry he experienced. And he’s not alone. Education has changed the way many churches deal with their gay parishioners and that’s prompting some to return to their religious roots. “Now people are starting to see we don’t need lesbian-bi-gay-transgendered churches,” he said. “We can be part of
West Kelowna’s Gloria Taylor has retained her right to die. Taylor, who suffers from ALS, was one of the plaintiffs in the June B.C. Supreme Court case that challenged Canada’s ban on assisted suicide.
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mainstream faith. It’s great now to see so many organizations embracing diversity.” Turner’s also hoping Oddree—who just came into being in the last year— will further bridge the gap between Kelowna’s straight and LBGT community, and if her turn speaking to the church was any indication she’s making strides in the right direction. “So many people came up and thanked me for sharing my story and making it personal,” he
said. That, he said, is the point of Pride events. “There is a party element, but it’s about celebrating diversity and helping people realize you can be gay and have a great life as part of the community,” said Turner. Fittingly, the community has really embraced this year’s events. The eight day celebration started Friday night, and there has been events every night since. The party won’t end until Saturday, amounting to eight days of festivities. “It’s been great to see all these folks out,” said Turner. “We’re lining up for an awesome week.” Everything from flashmobs to concerts and drag queen contests will roll out in the week ahead. For the full listing of events go to http://gayokanagan.com.
She was given the special one-year exemption from the law when the B.C. Supreme Court judge Lynn Smith ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The judge gave the federal government one-year to re-write the
legislation concerning assisted suicide. In the meantime, because of Taylor’s deteriorating condition, Smith gave Taylor a special exemption from the assisted suicide ban, which mains still in place pend-
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WILBUR TURNER, as his drag queen alter-ego Oddree Mayormaynot, addresses the crowd at the Okanagan Pride interfaith spiritual event Sunday in Kelowna. The event was part of the annual Okangan Pride Week celebrartion.
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NEWS Police are looking for help in finding a uniquely customized Harley Davidson motorcycle after it was taken from the owner’s garage Thursday night. Just past midnight Aug. 10, the West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a break and enter on the 1400-block of West Kelowna Road. “It appears that someone broke into the garage of the residence through
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2463 and 2473 Pandosy Street Lot A, District Lot 14, ODYD, Plan EPP17675 and Lot 20, District Lot 14, ODYD, Plan 1141, Except Plan KAP60686 Bylaw No. 10733 (Z12-0048)
Various Addresses See Attachment 1 for legal descriptions Bylaw No. 10743 (Z12-0030) The City of Kelowna (applicant) is proposing to rezone the subject properties to the P3 – Parks and Open Space zone in order to formalize in zoning their current parks use.
The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to construct a six plex on the consolidated site. Requested zoning change: from the RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RM3 – Low Density Multiple Housing zone. Owner/Applicant: 4G Developments Ltd. Inc. No. BC0926540 / Robert Gaspari
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No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be aﬀected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between August 3, 2012 and 4pm on Monday, August 20, 2012 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday, August 20, 2012 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at kelowna.ca/council or at the Oﬃce of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of August 3, 2012 and up to and including August 21, 2012.
Attachment 1 – List of Subject Properties Civic Address 336 Clifton Road 326 Clifton Road 256 Camelot Court 450 Broadway Avenue 696 Broadway Avenue 599 Poplar Point Drive 587 Poplar Point Drive (#1 of 2) 587 Poplar Point Drive (#2 of 2) 589 Poplar Point Drive 567 Poplar Point Drive 239 Poplar Point Drive 610 Ellis Street 612 Ellis Street 622 Ellis Street 632 Ellis Street 638 Ellis Street 642 Ellis Street 650 Ellis Street
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Legal Description Ownership Current Zoning PARK, Plan 67653 City of Kelowna RR2 / A1 PARK, Plan 67749 City of Kelowna RR2 / A1 PARK, Plan 53041 City of Kelowna RR3 / RU1 Lot B, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 34306 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot 1, Block 23, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot A, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 34306 City of Kelowna RU2 Lot 10, Block 22, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot 11, Block 22, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot 9, Block 22, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot 12, Block 22, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot A, DL 219, ODYD, Plan KAP56205 City of Kelowna P3 / A1 Lot 11, Block 18, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 12, Block 18, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 13, Block 18, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 14, Block 18, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 15, Block 18, DL 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 16, Block 18, DL 9 and 219, ODYD, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Those Portions of Cambridge Avenue and Lakeshore Drive to be closed in District Lots 9 and 219, ODYD, as shown on Plan B7808 lying adjacent to Lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, Block 18, Plan 1306 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot B, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 20060 City of Kelowna I4 Lot 1, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 11890, Except Plans 40293, 41127 and 41150 City of Kelowna RU1 Lot 38, Section 30 and 31, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 43005 City of Kelowna RU1 Strata Lots 1 and 2, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Strata Plan K554 Together With An Interest In The Common Property In Proportion To The Unit Entitlement Of The Strata Lot As Shown On Form 1 City of Kelowna RU6 Strata Lots 1 and 2, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Strata Plan K693 Together With An Interest In The Common Property In Proportion To The Unit Entitlement Of The Strata Lot As Shown On Form 1 City of Kelowna RU6 Lot 1, Section 31, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP44110, Except Plans KAP53041, KAP54128, KAP54129 and KAP58729 City of Kelowna RU1
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Requested zoning change: from the RR1 – Rural Residential 1 zone to the RR1s – Rural Residential 1 with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Lane and Maegan Merriﬁeld / MGC Construction Ltd.
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Lot 4, Section 22, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 18085 Bylaw No. 10734 (Z12-0032)
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Cross-Canada journey for MS awareness Wade Paterson STAF REPORTER
Chris Anderson’s sister was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a year and a half ago. He knew very little about the disease at the time. “I did some research and learned about the disease. My sister’s neurologist said they were optimistic that they’ll find a cure within five years,” said Anderson. “I thought, why not raise as much money as I can to speed that up a bit?” Anderson took off from St. John’s, NL July 17. Twenty-five days and 10,000 kms later, he’s on the home stretch of his journey. “Before I started, I didn’t know if anybody would even care or be interested in what I decided to do. But everyone has
been really generous— we’ve met a lot of really nice people.” The police officer who is using his vacation time to complete the trip has raised over $14,000 for the MS Society of Canada to date. He hopes he can break the $20,000 mark by the end of the ride. Michelle Hewitt, a board member with the local MS society chapter, was thrilled to see Anderson come through Kelowna Friday. “People (like Anderson) are inspirational,” said Hewitt. “The fact that people take time out of their lives to do things that ultimately help people like me—they’re my heroes.” Hewitt has an aggressive form of MS that has kept her in a wheelchair for the last three-and-ahalf years. “Some people have the type where you can work alongside them and
never know they have the disease. They’re still suffering, but it’s invisible. Mine is very visible and it has taken me away from everything that I do. As soon as I’m done here today, I’ll go home and sleep for the afternoon. I do that every day.” She added that MS has made significant advances in research over the last 10 years; however, more progress has led to more questions. Miriam King, fundraising coordinator with the local MS society chapter, said that Anderson’s effort gives the society “huge awareness.” “It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring education and information to the public,” said King. “It’s such an invisible disease. The symptoms of MS are fatigue, pain and numbness—you can’t see that. But with people doing events like this, it
brings (MS) to the forefront so people can see that.” King said a local event in September will be key in raising funds for the Okanagan chapter of the MS Society of Canada. The Okanagan Grape Escape will take place Sept. 8 and 9 in Kelowna and West Kelowna. According to King, the event raised nearly $60,000 last year and accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the local society’s annual fundraising. “We raise the funds we need to support the individuals in our community who live with the disease,” said King. She added the Kelowna MS clinic has approximately 800 patients. For more information on Anderson’s ride, visit msride.ca. For more information on the Okanagan Grape Escape, visit msbiketours.ca.
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CHRIS ANDERSON stops in Kelowna during his motorcycle ride across Canada in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Anderson has raised more than $14,000 to date.
Itty bitty particles play a big role in reseach When you need to create a device that’s 1/100th the width of a human hair, you don’t wander into the garage and grab your drill. You head to the new micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) fabrication facilities at UBC Okanagan, put on a clean room “bunny” suit, enter a class 100 clean room that provides a dust-free atmosphere, and use a combination of chemistry, light technology and lasers to fabricate devices —or microsystems—as small as one-millionth of a metre, also known as a micron. What the design and application of that microsystem might be is as varied as the expertise of the UBC researchers who are
creating it. “The tools we have access to in the MEMS lab are incredible,” said Jonathan Holzman, associate professor in the School of Engineering at UBCO. “But I would say that the greatest advantage is not so much the equipment, but the people who use it. We have a diverse and talented faculty in mechanical, civil and electrical engineering working together creating solutions for a wide scope of industry and community partners, both locally and globally.” This multidisciplinary approach often leads to an interesting subset of applications and ways to approach different problems, Holzman added.
For example, Holzman, who is an electrical engineer specializing in micro-sensor technologies, is collaborating with UBC mechanical engineering colleagues specializing in micro-fluidics to improve water quality sensing for Kelowna. “We are developing a very small microsystem —essentially a lab on a chip—with multiple sensing techniques that has the ability to quickly detect cryptosporidium pathogens in water, helping to ensure a potential problem in water quality can be detected before it makes its way into the public water systems.” It is essential for the MEMS lab to be able to test and view the micro-
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systems in tremendous detail. That’s where the scanning electron microscope (SEM) facility comes in—another new lab completed this year at UBCO. Andre Phillion, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, explains the SEM is a microscope that uses electrons instead of light to produce a detailed high-resolution image with considerable depth of field. The SEM, with a price tag of about $500,000, has applications for a variety of disciplines, including forensics, agriculture, forestry, mineral exploration, biofuel development, manu-
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UBCO Global Nursing Citizens raise money through Paddle for Africa Wade Paterson Fourth-year nursing students from UBCO have visited Ghana and Zambia every year since 2008. They go on behalf of the universityâ€™s Global Nursing Citizens: A nonprofit organization focused on instilling humanitarianism in student nurses, educating the community on global issues and providing direct assistance to developing countries. For many it is a practicum experience that broadens their world view; for Ghana and Zambia it is an opportunity to gain valuable medical training and receive helpful supplies. The Global Nursing Citizens partnered with Kelowna Rent a Boat to host Paddle for Afri-
ca Saturdayâ€”a stand up paddleboarding event, which raised money for the cause. Alanna Ekkert, a member of the Global Nursing Citizens executive committee, said money raised on the weekend will go directly toward supplies needed in Africa. â€œAll proceeds from (Saturday) will go toward medical supplies and training supplies. We will also bring money down for resources because itâ€™s often cheaper to buy supplies down there,â€? said Ekkert. â€œNone of the proceeds will go to students getting down thereâ€”they pay for that individually.â€? When asked how important the nursesâ€™ presence in Ghana and Zambia is, Ekkert said: â€œThe need is huge, especially
for training.â€? According to Ekkert, the group brought down several neonatal resuscitation dolls last year for African nurses to practice with. Previously, unnecessary infant deaths would occur from situations like severe nasal congestion that wasnâ€™t properly treated, she added. â€œBy partnering with us, weâ€™re able to take the training down and take the equipment they can practice on. â€œEven in the last year we got letters and picturesâ€”thereâ€™s been so much growth in their knowledge and scope of practice from doing this.â€? Ekkert said student interest in the trip has grown over the years; therefore, the Global Nursing Citizens are working to get more placements, includ-
Cooking for a cause
The benefits of good nutrition are clear. Those who make wise food choices have lower levels of risk for heart disease, stroke and other problems caused by diabetes. An event will be held
Aug. 18 at the Chatsworth Retirement Suites and Bungalows at 1831 Parkview Crescent in Kelowna to raise awareness about diabetes and the public is invited. A special barbeque will feature diabetes-
TREVOR GOWING took to a paddle board for the first time to help raise money for the work of local nursing students in Africa, Saturday in Kelowna. ing a possible practicum in India. She noted Saturdayâ€™s event was â€œencouragingâ€? because several passers-
by gave donations even though they werenâ€™t interested in paddle boarding. The group wrapped up the Paddle for Africa event
friendly recipes that you can easily incorporate into your daily lifestyle. You can learn more about what you can do to prevent the onset of diabetes by focusing on proper nutrition. All proceeds from
the event will go directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association in a bid to raising awareness of this growing epidemic. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $4 for lunch which will assist
Saturday night with a late night fundraiser boat ride on the Executive Boardroom. For more information
Chartwellâ€™s LiveNow program, which it says contributes toward an engaging, vibrant and rich lifestyle for its residents. Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT owns and operates more than 145 seniors housing com-
visit the groupâ€™s Facebook page by searching Global Nursing Citizens. wpaterson @kelownacapnews.com
munities across Canada, from independent supportive living and assisted living to long-term care. It is one of the largest participants in the seniors housing business in Canada.
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facturing and much more. â€œAn SEM is one of the most versatile instruments for the study of solid materials. You can resolve features in an object that are as small as four nanometers,â€? said Phillion. â€œIt is an essential research tool that enables students and faculty from multiple disciplines to examine a sample and then understand the composition, texture and functionality of the object they are working with,â€? he said. The Charles Fipke Foundation donated $500,000 to cover the cost of the SEM, located in the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research. Western Economic Diversification Canada contributed $1.35 million to support its operational requirements, as well as build the MEMS fabrication facilities. Holzman noted that with new technologies and the rising demand for everyday devices to do more using less space and
energy, microsystemsâ€” often grown in a lab atom by atomâ€”play an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. They are part of the reason why our cell phones can sense the slightest shift in direction,
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and cars have the ability to tell when our tire pressure is low, or deploy an airbag upon impact. â€œThe really cool thing about the SEM and MEMS labs is that they not only serve and benefit
the campus, but are really a great resource for industry and our community as well,â€? said Holzman. â€œMuch of the work going on within these labs has resulted from partnerships with Western Can-
adian business and industries that want to create more efficient and effective solutions for people living, working and doing business in our communities, province and country.â€?
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It is important to remember that a healthy mind is the foundation of good health. The mind is the master of the body. Stress affects the mind and the mind affects the body. Nearly two-thirds of all visits to physicians today are for stress-related problems. When faced with continuous stress, people begin to see physical symptoms. Examples of stress related illnesses are â€˘ Pain of any kind â€˘ Depression â€˘ Heart disease â€˘ Obesity â€˘ Digestive problems â€˘ Autoimmune diseases â€˘ Sleep problems â€˘ Skin conditions, such as eczema It is for these health consequences you should learn to relax your mind from stress. Take care of the mind and the body will take care of itself. Dr. Ike (Karunyasopon) holds a PhD in Behavioral Science and is the founder of STRESS & WELLNESS CLINIC in Kelowna. (http://stressandwellnessclinic.com). He is also a certiďŹ ed (Florida State) clinical Sex Therapist and certiďŹ ed Professional Life Coach. If you have a question for Dr. Ike, you can submit it in writing, care of the Capital News at 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna.
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Olympics offers a moment of uplift
n a world where there is often precious little to celebrate, where citizens must die for democracy, people are gunned down in a movie theatre and countless other acts leave us saddened, disheartened or just plain cynical, every two years a spectacle takes place that breathes life back into the human spirit. The Olympic Games are a two-week celebration of youth, goodwill and ultimate effort. A glimpse, perhaps, into the light-
er side, the better side, of the human condition. The Olympics are a spectacle where failure doesn’t result in civil war or poverty, but only an acknowledgement that more work is required. To lose leaves little consequence; we simply move on to the next event and hope. Nanoose Bay’s Mike Mason’s high jump effort came up just short of the bronze medal. Simon Whitfield’s crash in triathlon and the women’s loss in
soccer to the U.S. left us disappointed. But to win leaves us punching the air in celebration, with lumps in our throat as our national anthem plays. We see the joy and understanding in the athlete at the top of the podium, having carried an entire nation’s hopes on their shoulders. To have so much sacrifice pay off. That is what we celebrate. And while every Olympics has its shortfalls, corpo-
rate sponsorships and huge investment in venues, the price is worth it. For two weeks, the world converges in one place without politics, religion or greed. For two weeks, we get a glimpse of a world without borders. As the 2012 London Olympics drew to a close, and the Olympic Flame was once again extinguished, we can pocket the moments of inspiration, learn from the failures and embrace the human race.
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B.C. liquor laws are finally more effective H
ere’s a summer scene being played out all over North America. Family van pulls up to the corner store to stock up on a few camping essentials—pop, chips, hot dogs, a case of beer and a bottle of vodka. Not in B.C. you say? It happens every day at rural agency liquor stores around the province. As with many other issues, there is one reality for urban B.C. and another for the rest of us. Selling booze in grocery stores would presumably create anarchy in B.C cities and towns, but villagers and their visitors somehow manage it, just as everyone does across the line in
Washington or Alaska. These rural agency stores are “flyspeck operators,” sniffs an acquaintance who spent his career as a union activist in government liquor stores. Picture dusty old bottles on a rickety shelf, greedy owners and poorly trained clerks more likely to sell to under-age drinkers. Similar generalizations can be heard about the hundreds of private liquor stores that have popped up around B.C. since they were legal-
VICTORIA ized. And, in fact, there VIEWS have been more viola-
tions in private stores, revealed in sting operations run by liquor inspectors. In the year ended March 31, 54 Tom private stores were Fletcher caught selling to a minor, for an 84 per cent compliance rate. Only four government stores were caught, a pass rate of 96 per cent. Five rural agency stores were tested, and one flunked. But here is the telling statistic. In 2010, the government allowed liquor
inspectors to employ actual minors to test stores. Previously, they hired people who looked young but were old enough to buy alcohol. As late as 2009, two out of three stores (government or otherwise) sold to them. Problem is, that’s not an actual offence. Now liquor inspectors send in undercover teens, and relieve them of the evidence when they are allowed to buy booze. The watchdog now has teeth, and compliance has jumped. The government glossed over the poorer performance of private stores. But in fairness, three times as many private stores as government ones
were targeted in the new inspections, and the gap is narrow. Government stores also have a huge built-in financial advantage in their wholesale rate, and are generally overstaffed by private sector standards. The B.C. Liberals also moved this spring to make rural agency stores easier to establish. Regulation changes brought the minimum population served from 300 down to 200, and eliminated a vague requirement for a “bona fide community” to exist around the store. Meanwhile, the big booze story
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▼ SAFER BIKING OPTIONS
Plea: On behalf of all biking people Open letter to Kelowna city council: I am 12 years old. My family often goes for bike rides together, along busy roads like Lakeshore, Gordon and Dehart. We often feel unsafe because the bike lanes are dangerous. Once, when we were biking on Glenmore Road, I almost got hit by a dumptruck which was driving not six inches from the bike lane. My two younger brothers, aged 9 and 8, could have been blown into the road or knocked off their bikes by the force generated from the large vehicles, such as buses and semi-trucks. In Europe, there are safe, designated bike paths, not sidewalks or bike lanes. They have a sidewalk, a partition, a bike path, a partition, and then the road for cars. We have biked on Cawston Road and we felt so much safer be-
cause when a car goes by it doesn’t affect us. With my triathlon club we often go on road rides. Some members of this group, myself included, have been nearly hit by cars because of inadequate bike lanes. On Lakeshore Road by the tennis club, the outer line on the bike lane is gone. On Dehart Road, parts of the bike lane are only two feet wide. On Gordon Drive, the bike lane is one foot wide by the Capri Center. I am concerned about these particular roads because they are among the busiest roads, and often, we have no choice but to bike on sidewalks for fear of getting hit. Denmark is the happiest country in the world. Why? Because people bike everywhere. My family wishes to do so, but it is unsafe. Biking is not only healthy for us and the en-
vironment, but it is fun, and brings joy to many who participate in this sport. My family drops (the insurance on) one vehicle for six months of the year because Kelowna is a bikeable city and we can get everywhere on our bikes. Can we please make it safer? As I write this, I sincerely hope the city will consider what I have written. I write this letter on behalf of my family, my tri club, and all others who love to bike. If we consider these options, our city will not only be more environmentally friendly, but will be happier. I, for one, always enjoy riding my bike. On behalf of all biking people, sincerely. Chloe Sollid-Gagner, Kelowna
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