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Breaking down language barriers Black Press PORT HARDY— Adult immigrants and refugee newcomers in several North Vancouver Island communities are getting help communicating in their new homes through a partnership between North Island College and the federal and provincial governments. North Island College has launched the English Second

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for-profit organizations and volunteer tutors. The local director of the program is Julia Falla Wood, herself a naturalized Canadian Citizen originally from Peru. Before settling on the North Island, Wood studied language and other subjects in Peru, France, Belgium and Canada. “My role as the ESL facilitator is to recruit and train volunteer tutors, and to seek out newcomers interested in learning North Island tutor Teresa Heare, left, works with Lourdes Lomelin of Mexico during an English as a second language session at Port Hardy’s Avalon Adventist Junior Academy. Photo by Julia Falla Wood

Clifford Wood of Port Hardy, left, tutors Keum Ja Park and Chil Im Kim of South Korea in English as a second language at their workplace in Port Hardy’s Pioneer Inn. Photo by Julia Falla Wood

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In my physiotherapy practice, I see many clients struggling with aches and pains associated with prolonged sitting and postural dysfunction. As if we need any more reason to get off our duffs, it now seems that prolonged sitting may lead to something more sinister that a crick in the neck. Research presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research annual conference suggests that sedentary behaviour is emerging as a risk factor for certain kinds of cancers. It seems that the longer you sit, the higher your risk regardless of your fitness level or how much exercise you do at other times of the day. This is particularly alarming as the average

Canadian spends nine the bloodstream where to ten hours sitting it can wreck havoc each day—eating, elsewhere in the body. commuting, working Now the good news: at a desk, watching the evidence also television, etc. suggests that you can The news gets even reduce the harmful worse when effects of a you consider sedentary job that muscles by interrupting which don’t prolonged contract bouts of sitting for several with short hours start breaks. to undergo The AICR David harmful recommends metabolic we break every Pechter Rehab in Motion changes. hour of sitting When with one to muscles are left two minute breaks for idle too long, they physical activity. have lower levels This is in addition of an enzyme called to the recommended lipoprotein lipase. minimum of 150 This enzyme minutes/week of is responsible for moderate to strenuous drawing fat from the exercise that we should bloodstream into the all be getting. muscles where it is The recent links burned as fuel. between prolonged When muscles sitting and cancer as don’t need fuel, that well as other metabolic fat stays circulating in disorders support the

recommendations to workplace health that physiotherapists have long been touting. These recommendations include: ■ Set a timer on your computer or watch to remind you every 60 minutes to step away from your desk to take a short walk, climb a flight of stairs, or engage in some postural correction exercises ■ If you are chairing a meeting expected to last longer than an hour, remember to schedule a standing/walking break ■ Use a wireless headset to allow you to stand and walk during phone calls rather than staying seated ■ If your workplace space allows for it, consider using a counter height surface

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As we head into the final days Of February the days are starting to get longer and Spring is not far away. This time of year some boats are equipped with heaters that keep anglers warm and fishing for the day is enjoyable.. Discovery Pier in Campbell River is quiet at the moment buy sunny warm days will bring fishermen out in numbers.

newcomers with the intricacies of the English language. They also acquaint learners with community resources and acts as a link to the community. Each tutor commits to at least six months

of participation in the program. While the tutors are trained through a core curriculum, the instruction they provide students, or “learners,” is not part of the North Island College curriculum. And, while some

tutoring sessions take place at the college’s Port Hardy campus, the tutors typically meet the learners in their own communities, in a workplace, school or community centre convenient to them. “I am sure that

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Monologues keep women’s dialogue going The Campbell River Women’s Centre will be bringing Tony award winning playwright and performer Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to the Tidemark Theatre on March 8. “We’re in the midst of celebrating the Campbell River Women’s Centre’s 30th year and the play is part of that,” said Georgette Whitehead, executive director of the Vancouver Island North Women’s Resource Society which operates the Women’s Centre. Ninety per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the local Women’s Centre which provides free walk-in crisis and support counselling and programs for poverty relief as well as an annual school supply drive for local schools. Whitehead is producing the play which will be performed by eight local women for the third time since 2005 in Campbell River. Half of them have no prior acting experience

but were drawn to the worthy cause behind the performance. The actresses – all volunteers as are the crew and director – have been rehearsing since mid-November, five days a week. Julie Rigby of Quadra Island has been acting since she was a child, but has found the Vagina Monologues to be a challenge. “I found it very challenging, especially the monologue, the Flood, which I do,” Rigby said. “I find it very sad and in rehearsal you have to go there so I feel like I’ve been carrying around this character with me for months. It’s tough and I know all the ladies here feel that too.” The play combines a bit of humour, sadness and emotion. The piece is based on the answers Ensler found by talking to women about their emotional and sexual experiences. None of the characters in the play have a name, but each tell their own story or monologue.

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Director Margaret Keane said she was approached to direct Campbell River’s rendition and couldn’t turn down the opportunity. “I read the book in the mid-90s when it came out and I thought it would be an interesting play to do,” Keane said. “There’s lots of challenges in the staging and keeping the integrity and honesty of the piece while keeping it pleasing to the eye on stage.” Still Keane said she’s enjoyed every minute of it and is pleased to be working alongside stage manager Denise Darnell, a director with Shoreline Musical Theatre and Rivercity Players. Whitehead has been pleased with the outpouring of community support, from donations for props and costumes to the donated rehearsal space in the Campbell River Common. The Vagina Monologues takes the stage at the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23

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Understanding the homeless Irene Robertson Special to Black Press The recent cold weather challenged one young man in particular. Like several homeless people in the Comox Valley, Greg, 38, who wishes not to use his last name, has been homeless for the past five months since he arrived from Ontario. He wants people to better understand him, gain an insight into what it is like to be homeless and what governmental agencies can do to fix the problem of homelessness. “Like so many others in his or similar situation, Greg should tell his story,�

said Scott Gaglardi, pastor at Northgate Foursquare Church in Courtenay. The church supports volunteer programs such as the Free Store that is open three days a week and every Saturday they offer hot soup and sandwiches. “These programs are all free and everyone is welcome,� Gaglardi said, adding programs like this would not be possible without the generosity and support from the community and volunteers. “People do not understand me, especially when they see me sleeping in the middle of the afternoon,� Greg said. “They just think that I am lazy but what they

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Try Egoscue for pain-free activity Like other animals, we humans are creatures of habit. And part of the routine for many of us is laying low in the winter. Between the cold, rainy weather and the short, dark days, it’s easy to settle into a sedentary lifestyle. But with spring nearly in sight, it’s time to kick the habit and get ourselves moving again. Though the mind is willing, however, the body may need some coaxing to get back on the bike or out in the garden.

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meal from the many volunteers like Helen Brown, who has being volunteering her time since 2000. “I have been here longer than the building,� she said. She has seen and helped many people over the years and is grateful that she is able to show compassion and care to those who need it the most. Greg is trying to find his way but is new to the Comox Valley. He said he is not

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