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FORMER NHLER Brent Gilchrest has been passing on his knowledge and experience about the game of hockey to a new generation of younger players as the head coach of the Kelowna tier 2 midget team.

MOVIE COLUMNIST Rick Davis said Christmas may be over, but the spirit of giving is still strong in Hollywood with a number of high profile new films now showing at local theatres.

MAXINE DEHART says women wanting to keep physically fit should take note of the relocation of The Women’s Place Fitness centre, which officially opens on Saturday.




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Snow safety a concern Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER


Many Central Okanagan residents chose to ring in the New Year by skiing at the Big White Ski Resort. CONTRIBUTED

Kirschner family matriarch turns a quiet 102 Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

As the majority of Kelowna residents dust off the remnants of New Year’s Eve festivities and contemplate plans for the days ahead, Emma Kirschner will be turn-

ing the corner on an event most of us will never see. Kirshner, a New Year’s Eve baby of 1911, turned 102 as 2013 came to an end. There wasn’t the same scale of celebration as was had on her century milestone. No letters

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from the Queen this time, either. But Kirschner doesn’t have a lot of demands after more than a century here. She has, after all, seen a lot in her time. Her son Allan said she was brought into this world in the simplest of

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Search and Rescue responders are keeping a close eye on the hills around this valley, as the moderate weather may have caused some unstable terrain. “There are five avalanche zones on the backside of Big White and Graystokes we are watching,” said Duane Tresnich, vice-president of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue. “With the warmth, rain and snow we’ve been experiencing, the snow forms icy layers.” Those icy layers can be precarious platforms, and cause trouble for those venturing out for a snowy trek or ski. For that reason, Tresnich is recommending that those who have the desire to head into the wild do some precautionary packing. “We are hoping people, if they go into the back country, they have the proper equipment with them,” he said. “Bring a shovel, a probe and a transceiver.” It’s a kit he said most snowmobilers are equipped with, but back country skiers don’t tend to tote them along. kmichaels




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Are you making New Year’s resolutions for the start of 2014? Capital News reporter Wade Paterson visited the Stuart Park ice rinkTuesday to find out what kind of resolutions people are making for the new year.

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“Not to worry about the small things. Life’s too short. Enjoy it. Don’t worry about what might be coming down the road, live for today.”

“For everyone to have a prosperous 2014.”

Al Chatham “Take a little better care of myself, eat better and regularly go to the gym—those kind of things.” Darren & Kym Banting

Joanne Carey Carlene Dingwall “Just to enjoy more exercise, get out and enjoy this beautiful rink.”

“To be a bit more active every day. And to pay more attention to what’s going on around me.”

(Darren): “I try really hard not to make New Year’s resolution—I kind of like to think I’m doing things right the whole year-round, I don’t want to have to start all over again. (Kym): “My resolution is to meal plan. Every Saturday night we’re going to sit down and plan for the week, because it’s too challenging with a family of four to do it on the fly.”

Brad Stinson “Live healthier and teach my kids how to skate.”

Morgan Chatham “I want to do better in school.”


Wine tasting popular—inside or outside Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Drinking wine is a popular winter activity in B.C. judging by the success of the Okanagan Wine Festival Society’s 16th annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort. Even though seven new unique events have been added to the roster this year, and it’s ex-

panded from a weekend event to nine days in recent years, signature events sold out shortly after tickets went on sale this year, reports general manager Blair Baldwin. “It’s a quintessential Canadian experience, where you can enjoy traditional winter recreation with sunny blue skies and dry, light powder, along with award-winning B.C. wines, cuisine and west-

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ern hospitality,” Baldwin commented. This year’s event runs from Jan. 11 through 19 and thousands of guests are expected to head to the resort to not only ski

and snowboard, but also to enjoy local food and wines at a variety of indoor and outdoor events, tasting the wines of dozens of Okanagan wineries, and a total of 100

wines. Sun Peaks Resort is located near Kamloops. For event details, go to the website


S-FRAME backs software lab with $690,000 donation The new UBC Okanagan S-FRAME Software Laboratory was recently dedicated at its new location in the Engineering Management Education building, Room EME 2205. S-FRAME Software Inc. has provided a donation of structural engineering software, software upgrades, maintenance and technical support valued in excess of $690,000. This pioneering technology is widely used by structural and civil engineers for a diverse range of projects. S-FRAME has donated software solutions to equip the laboratory. “We are proud to be part of the ‘start an evolution’ campaign at UBC,” TODAY’S said Marinos Stylianou, STUDENTS S-FRAME’s chief executive officer. NEED THE “It is our desire that MOST CURRENT our software will help betTECHNOLOGY ter prepare future UBC USED BY engineering graduates to tackle future challenINDUSTRY… ges with innovative deSpiro Yannacopoulos signs, and to inspire some UBC Okanagan to pursue careers in engineering software development and support.” S-FRAME’s donation will result in immediate benefits for the university. “We are extremely fortunate that S-FRAME has the vision to make this technology available to UBC,” said interim provost and vice-principal academic Cynthia Mathieson. “This partnership will contribute significantly to our students’ education and success.” Spiro Yannacopoulos, associate dean for the UBCO School of Engineering, added that S-FRAME’s gift is a timely and valuable addition of industry-leading technology for engineering students. “Today’s students need the most current technology used by industry in order to receive the best possible education,” said Yannacopoulos. “This gift from S-FRAME Software ensures that our engineering students are using the best tools available. We are extremely grateful to S-Frame for their foresight and generosity.” With offices in Canada, the USA and England, S-FRAME Software Inc.’s Structural Office Analysis and Design program suite products are widely used by structural and civil engineers for a diverse range of projects. S-FRAME has donated 60 software stations to the School of Engineering at the UBCO campus.


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Staying active key to long life

Two lost teen backwoods explorers happy to be found

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Kathy Michaels Two teenagers are safe and sound after a woodsy wander that left them temporarily lost. “We got a call just after 7 p.m. Sunday, that two boys became disoriented while exploring the High Rim Trail area between Beaver Lake Road and Postill Lake Road,” said Duane Tresnich vice-president of the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue. “They just got into the woods and they didn’t have a GPS and they kind of got turned around.” Luckily, they had packed their mobiles with them, so they called home and their parents called the Mounties who, in turn, called Search and Rescue Crews. As they made their way there, however, one of the parents and a friend had ventured into the dark to find the duo. Their experience in that area allowed them to quickly locate the teens. “COSAR arrived on scene at Beaver Lake Road and were informed that the

great grandchildren—the smiling faces of whom are all plastered on the walls of her bedroom. She’s had a long and healthy life, and the secret to that should make the rest of us take pause as New Year’s resolutions are composed. “She’s always stayed active,” said Allan. She also always had a good appetite and never once avoided “butter and sugar.” She still will indulge in a healthy serving of strawberries and ice cream, if the occasion calls for it.

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four of them were now walking toward Postill Lake Road,” he said. “COSAR and the RCMP pinged their cell phone to ensure that they were heading in the right direction to Postill Lake Road and continued to monitor them and contact them by cell phone to make sure they were still OK.” When they all met up, COSAR ensured that they were OK and that no medical attention was required for anyone. Although there weren’t perilous circumstances at hand, Tresnich said he’s glad that the call was made. “That’s what we want people to do ,” he said, adding that he’s heard that some have been cautious to do so due to some circulating misinformation. “People need to know that search and rescue does not charge for rescues. We do it for free because it’s our job to save people in the back country.” That said, there are things that can be done to save oneself. If you do become disoriented or lost Tresnich said stay put, call 911 and let COSAR get you.

Olivia, Ethan top B.C. baby names



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The top baby names for B.C. parents in 2012 were Olivia and Ethan. Those choices replaced the 2011 top parent picks, Liam and Emma, which both fell to second place. The most popular picks are compiled by the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency, which registered 44,270 births in the province in 2012. That’s a slight increase from 43,991 in 2011. The most popular five girl names were Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava. The top boy names for 2012 were Ethan, Liam, Lucas, Mason and Logan. The influence of popular culture shows up in baby names each year. In 2012 there were 71 babies named Justin, 70 named Taylor, 35 named Khloe and 30 named Bella. The agency has posted a full list of B.C. baby names at www. baby2012.html that includes all names chosen five times or more during the year.

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’ve reached another anniversary. My first column, headlined “It’s not about screwing the insurance company,” was published seven years ago on Jan. 7, 2007. With a weekly publication frequency, that’s a total of more than 350 columns. It still takes me an average of about two hours to research (as applicable) and draft each column. If I line those hours up into 40 hour work weeks, I come to a total of over four months of full time writing. I’ve covered a lot of ground. Some topics have resurfaced from time to time but I’ve never submitted “old material” for publication. If you’re interested, a complete archive of my columns can be found on my “Achieving Justice” website I have relied on my father, Al, a former Catholic priest who had taught English grammar and had written for the Catholic newspaper, The Prairie Messenger, for his feedback.  The grammatical errors he has pointed out have either become few and far between or he’s


Paul Hergott given up pointing them out. I am grateful to my father for taking the time each week to review my drafts and provide exactly the kind of feedback I seem to have needed, carrying on into my eighth year. I am also grateful to my wife, Terri, who has been incredibly tolerant of my weekly writing cycle. The cycle starts the evening before my morning deadline with me hounding her for topic ideas, often has me with my laptop in bed that night, and more and more often ends with me getting up ridiculously early the next morning to finish up. My father told me, based on his own experience, not to expect much by way of reader feedback, and my low expectations have been met.  I like to think it’s typical of columnists and not because my father and I share a boring, dry, writ-

FortisBC welcomes Kelowna customers FortisBC has provided Kelowna with electricity for nearly 100 years. But starting this year, FortisBC will also provide residents with direct customer service for the first time. “We have been looking forward to welcoming our Kelowna customers to FortisBC and the opportunity to provide customer service directly to these customers,” said Tom Loski, FortisBC’s vice-president of customer service. FortisBC completed the purchase of the City of Kelowna’s electrical utility assets in March 2013. On Jan.1, 2014, Kelowna customers will receive their electricity bills and customer service directly from FortisBC. “The successful transfer of the city’s electrical utility to FortisBC is great news for the taxpayers of Kelowna and our utility customers,” said Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray. “Taxpayers will benefit from the long-term financial earnings resulting from the reinvestment of the proceeds and customers will receive safe and reliable electricity from an experienced owner and operator.” For more than a decade, FortisBC has operated and maintained the City of Kelowna’s electrical utility assets, and has supplied the city with electricity since 1922. In March 2013, FortisBC completed the purchase of the city’s electrical utility assets, which means FortisBC will directly serve the about 15,000 customers formerly served by the City of Kelowna. Kelowna residents will notice their bills look different when they receive their first bill directly from FortisBC in January or February. Customers will now be served from the FortisBC headquarters in Kelowna and the utility’s contact centre in Trail.

ing style. Please feel free to buck the trend and toss me an email from time to time. I am particularly interested in knowing what topics you might want covered. I do recognize the privilege of having this platform to share my ideas with you and I am grateful to the Capital News, particularly managing editor Barry Gerding and assistant editor Alistair Waters, for that con-

tinuing privilege. As long as this platform remains open to me, and my weekly writing cycle continues, somehow, to generate material, you can look forward to another anniversary column at the beginning of January 2015! Happy New Year everyone, and please drive safely. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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Meet SaMantha WeSt A few weeks ago Michael Scherer, Washington Bureau Chief for TIME magazine, received a call on his cell phone. He described the person on the other end of this call as “a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice.” She identified herself as a representative of Premier Health Plans Inc., a purveyor of life, medical and dental insurance. She claimed that Scherer had previously requested information about health insurance from her company and that she was merely following up on his inquiry. She promised that she could get him a quote for life, health and/or dental insurance in minutes. Scherer began to believe that there was something very fishy about this call. He had not contacted Premier Health Plans Inc., about insurance coverage or any other matter. His suspicions then focused on the voice that came over the phone. It was absolutely pitch perfect. Her goal was to ask a set of questions like: Are you retired or actively working? Are you on Medicare or Medicaid?” “Are you currently covered by health or dental insurance?” Scherer began to suspect that he was not talking to a real person on the other line. So he asked the voice on the other end of the line some questions. When Scherer asked questions like: “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” , the voice responded that she did not understand the question. When asked what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained of a bad connection. He asked her name. Her response: Samantha West. He asked her point blank: “Are you a robot?” Her response, complete with a chuckle, was; “I am a real person …. Can you hear me okay?” The number (484) 589-5611 had appeared on Scherer’s call display. He wanted to know if Samantha West was a real person or a robotic voice. Scherer put a TIME reporter on the case. The reporter called Premier Health directly. He identified himself as a TIME reporter doing a story about a robot who calls people on Premier Health’s behalf. The company spokesperson’s response: “We don’t use robot calls, sir,” before promptly hanging up the phone. The day after the TIME story broke, the company’s website was taken off the internet. You now get a busy signal when you try the telephone number. On the one hand, there is nothing particular sinister about this story. Most of us are familiar with this kind of technology. We have all called help lines that are answered by a recorded voice which announces: “Thank you for calling. For service in English please say “English.” For service in French say “Francais”. You say “English” into the receiver and the recordings continue in English. The voice then asks you to speak your ten digit account number into the receiver. The voice responds: “Did you say 7770006661?” If that is correct, say ‘yes.’” If you say “yes” some silence follows. The silence is broken by these words. “I’ve successfully retrieved your account. Your call will be transferred to the next available

customer representative.” Your ears are then filled with music or the company’s ads played over and over again until such time as you are connected to a real person. Samantha West’s voice was generated by a computer program that was designed to do the same thing. The program was designed to ask some simple questions and then transfer the answers and the call to a live person who would close a sale. The difference is that when we call into a company’s help line we expect the robotic telephone answering system. The calls made by the Samantha West computer program were generated by the company to unwitting consumers and the computer program was also specifically designed to make the consumer believe that they were talking to a real live person. The program evidently fooled thousands until TIME magazine let the cat out of the bag. The company’s website once proudly declared: “We’re here to help. . . because we care.” These are the words that got me on my soapbox. How could that company possibly say that they care about people? They are using robots, not people, to make calls for them. They begin the conversation with the people they “care about” by using a ruse. The robotic voice actually claimed the unwitting consumer had contacted the company for information about healthcare insurance. Is that caring? The fact that the company pulled their website and disconnected their telephone line overnight raises all sorts of red flags. However, as I railed against this corporation behaving badly, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks. My thoughts turned to interactions I have had with many people. A conversation with a stranger often turned to the question: “So what you do for a living?” When I answer: “I am a pastor,” more often than not, the conversation changes. It often goes cold. If I was on an airplane, my seatmate would pull out a book or magazine or plug their ear-buds into the plane’s entertainment system or an I-phone. I am convinced that many of the people who broke off our conversation believed that I was a lot like Samantha West. They believed that I was a robotic voice that was programed to ask them all the right questions so that I could sell them my product ….Jesus. Many were convinced that I will market Jesus to them as a kind of insurance against the perils of life, most especially death. They have seen Christian websites that proudly declare: We’re here to help….. because we care.” They may have wondered what we really cared about. Upon reflection, they became convinced that all we care about is making a sale, that is, that they buy into Jesus and start paying premiums. I would have loved to speak to these folks. I would have loved to remind them that they have attempted to contact my boss. They have wondered whether God really exists. They have wondered whether God loves them. They have wondered why good things happen to bad people and why bad things happen to

good people. They have been confronted by death and have wondered why we have to die and what happens after death. I would really have loved to tell them that what all Christian websites should say is: “We are here to help….because God cares.” I would have told them that I am just a human being like them. I would have told them that I do not have a big heart and I do not love everyone. I would admit that I couldn’t do much of anything for them but God can. I would declare that it is God who wants to reach out to them and He does so through people like me. I would declare that I did not want to fool them; it’s not about me, it’s about God. I would have loved to tell them that faith in God the Father, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit is not like an insurance policy that protects them from life’s perils or like a prudent investment that will yield health and wealth. Christians are not exempt from all of life’s problems and challenges. However, God has equipped us for the challenges in life. God has given us Jesus, the Son of God, who was tempted as we are tempted, who suffered and died just as we do. Jesus endured and overcame temptation, suffering and death. Jesus gives us the strength to endure life’s challenges. Sometimes we experience miracles; we are healed or a problem we encounter is resolved miraculously. However, Jesus is always with us and helps us endure life’s tests. I would confess and admit that Christians often hurt other people by our thoughts, words, our actions and our failure to take action. If we listen to Him, Jesus makes us painfully aware of sin. He wants to confess our sins to Him and receive forgiveness from Him, because He suffered for our sins. He wants us to admit our sin to those we have hurt and make reparation, if we can. I would confess that the life of a Christian is a work in progress. I would assure them that Jesus is used to rejection and that He does not take rejection personally. He is always ready to talk. He speaks through the Holy Scriptures. We are at the beginning of a new year. We all have a fresh start. Come hear God’s word at a church near you. At Grace, we hear God’s Word on Sundays at 9:00 AM (Contemporary) and 10:30 AM (Traditional). Sunday School is in session during the 10:30 service. Hope to see you soon. Pastor Ed Skutshek


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he turn of the calendar is a good time to assess the year just past, make plans for the year ahead. One way we try to make that process manageable is by making New Year’s resolutions. For many, it’s almost a rite. For some, it’s trite. At the very least, resolutions are good fodder for party conversations. A recent study by the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology found losing weight to be the top New Year’s

resolution for 2014, followed by getting organized, spending less, enjoying life and staying fit. It’s almost become a cliché that gyms, weight rooms, running tracks and swimming pools report some of their busiest traffic in the first days and weeks of the new year as those who’ve set goals to become leaner, fitter, more active set out to make good. But by February, more than a third of those resolutions will fall by the wayside. Only 46 per cent

of resolutions will be maintained beyond six months. And by the time we go through this exercise all over again for 2015, only eight per cent of those who made resolutions will have achieved them. Not the best odds for success. Setting goals gives us something to work toward. Achieving them gives us a sense of accomplishment and the encouragement to push on to new goals. They propel us forward. Goals also hold us account-

able. They force us to own our failings and, hopefully, learn from them. It’s human nature, to want to know where we stand, to project where we might be headed. To help you get there, here’s some tips to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions: 1. Make a plan 2. Write it down 3. Don’t try to do too much too soon 4. Don’t get discouraged 5. Reward yourself

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Celebrate the many crystalline forms of snow this winter


e Canadians have a special relationship with snow and ice. We ski in it, skate on it, play in it, shovel it, drive through it, sometimes even bicycle through it and suffer through it for many months of the year—some of us more than others, depending on what part of the country we call home. But how much do we know about it? Do Inuit really have dozens of words for snow and ice? Are snowflakes always six-sided? Can two ever be alike? Why is snow white? Is it a mineral? What makes frozen water so important to us? Some of the answers are more complicated than you might imagine. Even though English-speaking

skiers and snowboarders use multiple adjectives to more accurately describe different types of snow, such as powder, corn and champagne, some say the claim of numerous Inuit words for snow and ice is a myth. But is it? According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, “the few basic words used by the Inuit to refer to different types of snow or ice do not translate everything they can say about these two natural elements.” In Inuktitut, words consist of a foundational element that provides basic meaning,

along with other elements “to clarify and/ or modify the basic meaning. New words can therefore easily be created from another term.” For example, David the word siku refers Suzuki to ice in general, and sikuaq (“small ice”) refers to “the first layer of thin ice that forms on puddles in the fall.” Sikuliaq (“made ice”) refers to “the new ice appearing on the sea or on rock surfaces.” Some words also have broader meanings, depending on the context. The word maujaq, for example, means “soft ground,” but when referring to snow, it means “the


snow in which one sinks.” So, “the total number of terms referring to the various aspects of snow and ice goes far beyond 10 or a dozen,” allowing Inuit to “draw very subtle distinctions between a very high number of snow or ice types.” When it accumulates on the ground, snow appears white because, unlike many natural materials, it reflects most light rather than absorbing it, and visible light is white. And although snowflakes form in near-infinite patterns and shapes depending on temperature, wind, humidity and even pollution, each single crystal is always hexagonal, or six-sided, because of the complex way water molecules bond. When a frozen droplet or crys-

tal falls from a cloud, it grows as it absorbs and freezes water from the air around it, forming a six-sided prism. The almost infinite variables mean it’s unlikely, although not impossible, for two snowflakes to be exactly alike. And yes, snow can be classified as a mineral. According to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, “A mineral is a naturally occurring homogeneous solid, inorganically formed, with a definite chemical composition and an ordered atomic arrangement.” Frozen water fits that description. Snow and ice are important to life on Earth for many reasons. Both are

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Pipeline politics undermine Canada’s democracy To the editor: For the last two years, I have been intensely following the review process and the wave of opposition to Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would extend from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. Unfortunately, I have also seen what appears to be an erosion of democracy in Canada. During this time, we have seen the federal majority Conservative government gut Canada’s environmental laws through omnibus bills and streamline the review process for future major resource projects all in what would appear to be an attempt to roll out these projects regardless of the risks and objections.

Our supposed leaders are risking turning Canada into a ‘petro-state’ that seems to value shortterm economic gain from fossil fuels over long-term environmental and economic sustainability. On Dec. 19, 2013, the review process for Northern Gateway wrapped up with the panel releasing their decision. They recommended approval for the project despite massive opposition. However, if Enbridge wishes to proceed with this project, they must meet 209 conditions set out by the review panel, for the federal government’s consideration. What I find really disturbing is that, according to the David Suzuki Foundation, 1,161 people

voiced their opinion on the proposed pipeline, with 1,159 against and two in favour of the pipeline. If the panel valued the opinion of the two people in favour over the 1,159 opposed, could someone explain to me how this process could possibly be considered to be fair and objective? The panel said they focused on the science in their decision. Did they look at legitimate science regarding the impacts of bitumen spills on First Nations communities, wildlife and the general environment, or was it science geared to be more ‘pipeline friendly’? Were these hearings truly impartial? Now, I’m not saying we shouldn’t have any

pipelines anywhere provided the proper safety measures are in place. However, the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and related tanker traffic puts at risk a highly sensitive ecological region—B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. This temperate rainforest is home to First Nations who are steadfast in their opposition to Enbridge, as well as spectacular wildlife, including the rare white kermode or ‘Spirit Bear,’ which happens to be B.C.’s official mammal. Enbridge’s track record doesn’t inspire me with confidence. Enbridge has had more than 800 spills since 1999. In 2010, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured in Mich-

igan’s Kalamazoo River causing the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Over three years later, Enbridge has yet to properly deal with the mess made by their ruptured pipeline. B.C.’s Premier Clark says she has five conditions that must be met to support the project. Given Enbridge’s history and the massive opposition, why doesn’t she just say, plain and simply, “no” under any circumstances? The risks are simply too high. It’s time that we in Canada stop letting pipeline politics undermine our democracy, as well as threaten our environment and our own wellbeing, now and into the future. James MacGregor, Kelowna

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Open letter to Okanagan MLAs Norm Letnick, Steve Thompson and Premier Christy Clark: Last month, a logging truck dumped its load just north of Penticton. The TV coverage interviewed a police officer who said that it was a miracle that no one was in the adjacent lane or there would have been serious consequences. At the end of the interview, it was stated that the driver was charged with fine of $197. All the traffic had to be diverted for a period of 24 hours and all emergency vehicles in

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prevent similar incidents. A fine of $197 is not a sufficient deterrent to ensure that the necessary safety precautions are taken to ensure public safety. I would suggest a fine in the order of $3,000-$4,000 would get the immediate attention of the logging industry and they would find a solution within a week to prevent the unnecessary deaths that are far too frequently happening in our province.

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Gas field workers get protected, children get nada To the editor: The general taxpayers of B.C., through WorkSafeBC, are providing gas field employees with gas masks in the event of

a sour gas leak. There are 1,900 children who have nothing. If the B.C. government is serious about environmental issues why

are they sacrificing our children? They have had eight years to get it right. By the way, we will be an export terminal for US thermal coal. BC Hydro

Insulating powers of snow Suzuki from A6 part of the cryosphere, which includes “portions of the earth where water is in solid form, including snow cover, floating ice, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, seasonally frozen ground and perennially frozen ground (permafrost),” according to the Snow and Ice Data Center. It covers 46 million square kilometres of the planet’s surface, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, and helps regulate the planet’s surface temperature. Changes in the cryosphere can affect cli-

mate and water availability, with corresponding effects on everything from winter sports to agriculture. By reflecting 80 to 90 per cent of incoming sunlight back into the atmosphere, snow cover cools the Earth. Losing that reflective protection, as is happening in the Arctic, upsets the energy balance and accelerates global warming. Snow also insulates parts of the Earth’s surface, holding heat in and keeping moisture from evaporating. When soil freezes, it prevents green-

house gases like carbon and methane from escaping into the atmosphere. When snow melts, it fills rivers and lakes. Instead of complaining about the dark and cold of winter, we should celebrate snow and ice. The cryosphere is an important piece of the intricate, interconnected puzzle that keeps us alive. So, build a snowperson, play some hockey, get out on the slopes and enjoy the gifts that winter brings. —with contributions from Science Matters senior editor Ian Hanington.

trades in coal-fired electricity. Please be honest, leadership, and tell us only 1,900 children will have to be risked for the greater good. Public safety and environmental standards mean nothing.

We must forgive our leaders for not knowing what they say. Citizens should have no expectation from leadership and should just give up. Wm Derek Somer, Kelowna

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Capilano University Singers is a national and international prize-winning ensemble. It has a busy local schedule and also tours annually to smaller communities in B.C., giving concerts and workshops to community and school groups. The choir will be performing in Kelowna Feb. 8 at a venue yet to be chosen, sponsored by the Okanagan Choral Society. Other performance invitations have included the Kelowna Philharmonic Society’s summer series, the Nelson Arts Festival, and the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors’ national convention in Quebec. The choir has toured in Europe eight times since 1998 with the latest in 2013. Past tours have included Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Italy, France and Spain, with many concerts in cathedrals and other venues associated with the great composers of the past. They have sung at the Canadian embassies in Milan and Budapest. The choir has participated twice in the International Choral Kathaumixw festival and won prizes both times in the contemporary category. Choral director Lars Kaario has built an impressive reputation as a conductor, singer and educator in his native Vancouver. His great love and commitment toward the choral arts is evident in his special abilities to inspire his singers/instrumentalists, and effectively communicate the enjoyment and subtleties of music to his audiences.


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Entertainment IN THE LOOP francophone de l’Okanagan invites the public to sign up for upcoming French courses on 2014. The courses range from learning how to make French pastries instructed by the owner of Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate in Kelowna, to language learning classes taught by Mickael Costa and Annie-Marie Brun. For more information, call 250-860-4074 or visit the centre, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, at 702 Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna.


The Kelowna Art Gallery is accepting registrations for our winter art classes and workshops. Classes begin in January and run through early March. Registration is now underway and the Gallery encourages local creative types to take advantage of these high-quality, intimate classes. Classes range from painting in watercolour, oil, and acrylics, to working with mixed media. Local professional artists Rena Warren, Jim Elwood, Evelyne MacMillan, and Kendra Dixon join us as instructors for the winter classes. Most classes run for six weeks, and cater to absolute beginners as well as those of intermediate

skill level. Beginner classes teach students the basic principles of their preferred medium, while also giving them the opportunity to discuss, explore, and express themselves through visual art. More advanced students will build on their existing skills through creative exercises to enhance their abilities. Instruction by the Gallery’s art teachers is supportive, motivating, and inspiring. The six-week-long series of day or evening classes costs $130 for members and $160 for non-members. Weekend workshops such as The Magic of Watercolour or Knitting Metal Jewellery will also be offered. T The Kelowna Art Gallery is thrilled to welcome exceptional artist-instructors, Wanda Lock, Brenda Dureault, Kathryn Newell, and Rawle James to teach at the gallery. Each instructor will lead an intensive two-day workshop exploring a specific theme or medium. The two-day workshops cost $90 for members and $105 for non-members, and include all required supplies. A full listing and descriptions of available classes is available on the art gallery’s website www.kelownaartgallery. com.

Those registering before Jan. 5 will receive a 10 per cent discount on ▼ fees. The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water St. in downtown Kelowna.


The Okanagan hightech community is planning a New Year’s KickOff party to start 2014. The party takes place Friday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St. The packinghouse will be decked out with every classic video game you can think of from Pong to Packman, Dance Dance Revolution, Duck Hunt, Mario, Asteroids and many more. There will also be themed cocktails, wine and non-alcoholic options, casino games, music, video games and a photobooth. General admission is $35, $25 for members of Accelerate Okanagan.


Kelowna will be one of 10 tour stops for The That’s The Way It Is Tour celebrating the music of Elvis Presley. Presley impersonator Randy Elvis Friskie will be joined by his Las Vegas Show Band to pay musical tribute to movie music memories by Elvis of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s His special guest will be his daughter, singer Cassandra Friskie. The show comes to Kelowna on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets at or call 1-855411-7500

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The Visual Arts Course Union and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan will host the 12th annual Art on the Line gala fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. This annual gala is one of the most widely popular visual arts events in our community. There are only 100 tickets available at $175 each. A ticket admits two and entitles the holder to appetizers, live entertainment, and one juried work of art by local artists, UBC Visual Arts alumni, faculty and students. Tickets are available at the Kelowna Art Gallery D(cheque only) or through event coordinator Kylie Millar (kylietaryn@hot- A9

ENTERTAINMENT The art selection includes drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media in a variety of styles to meet all tastes and interests. Ticket-holders will select artworks based on the order of a random draw. The process continues until all 100 tickets are drawn. There will be about 120 pieces of artwork to choose from, so every ticket-holder gets a choice of juried artwork. Funds raised support the fourth-year visual arts students’ graduate exhibition and other events planned by the Visual Arts Course Union. Art on the Line will also donate 10 per cent of proceeds to Inn From the Cold, a local charity organization that assists the homeless.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing of artwork. The draw will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, door prizes, appetizers and refreshments served. For more information see http://www.ubc. ca/okanagan/fccs/newsevents/ongoing/art-onthe-line.html.

About half of these are contemporary Canadians, while others worked in the last century, some in Canada and some abroad. The theme of the unreal refers to areas of thought and experience beyond the everyday, exploring bot the utopian and dystopian realms. The works are actually grouped by sub-theme: ART GALLERY The Unconscious, The The Kelowna Art Gal- Haunted, The Absurd, lery will be a venue for and The Disassembled. the tour of Unreal, an exPieces range in hibition drawn from the medium from oil paintholdings of the Vancouver ings to mixed-media Art Gallery. works on paper, through The exhibit opento printmaking and ing reception is Friday, three-dimensional sculpJan. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at the tures. The earliest works art gallery. An exhibition of art in the show are from tour will be offered at 7 the 1940s and are autop.m. by Stephanie Rebmatic surrealist works in ick, assistant curator of ink and watercolour done theVancouver Art Gallery. by the Canadian artist The exhibition conJock Macdonald (1897tains work by 28 artists. 1960).

Some of the artists included have never been on exhibition in Kelowna before such as , Francis Bacon (1909-1992), the Irish-born painter famed for his screaming papal heads. Another is the American photography-based artist Cindy Sherman, famous for work in which she dressed and posed as women in old master paintings, or from the Hollywood cinema. Unreal will be on view from Jan. 11 to March 9. The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in downtown Kelowna.


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society will presentTears of Joy Theatre’s production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m., at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Two very enthusiastic Jules Verne fans tell the story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea like it’s never been told before. This is a fun, family-friendly adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. This production features some of the most exciting scenes from the book combined with humour with the science and technology imagined by Verne. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is one of the most exciting productions we’ve ever built,” said artistic director Nancy Aldrich. “ Captain Nemo and Professor Aronnax visit Antarctica, witness amazing sea life, survive an attack from a giant squid, and discover the lost city

of Atlantis.” Aesthetically, designer Jason Miranda embraced the steampunk genre for the designs, modeling the Nautilus and the costumes of the puppets in a Victorian style with prominent gears and mechanisms. “Tears of Joy Theatre has always been great at showing how things work” added Miranda. “The puppeteers are thrilled to show you how they operate the sets and puppets. It encourages learning and discovery. You’re seeing what makes it move.” Tickets for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are just $12 each and can be purchased through the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.


Gifts roll out of Hollywood with new movies opening E ven though Christmas is done, Hollywood is not quite finished giving. Five new movies opened on Christmas Day, with something to appeal to almost everybody. The critical darling is The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, marking the fifth time they have worked together on a movie. It tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who defrauded investors in a massive 1990s securities scheme that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world. Taking on territory that has already been explored by Oliver Stone, Scorsese makes his own twist on Wall Street greed somewhat humorous, also casting Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and fellow directors Jon Favreau and Rob Reiner. DiCaprio is already nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a

And finally, there is Justin Bieber’s Believe, a 3D concert film that follows-up 2011’s Never Say Never, which grossed almost $100 million. Believe will probably gross much less as it will not appeal to anyone beyond


Rick Davis Comedy or Musical—the real question is will this be the role that finally nets him the Oscar? Another frequent Scorsese collaborator returns to an on-screen profession that they both made famous. Robert DeNiro made the boxing character of Jake LaMotta one of the two most famous on-screen boxers in cinema history. In Grudge Match, he goes up against the actor who made Rocky Balboa the other—Sylvester Stallone. DeNiro and Stallone play aging boxing rivals who are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout—a match-up 30 years in the making. Is it clichéd and obvious? Yes—but it will be great to see these two

his seemingly waning fan base. Rick Davis is the general manager of Landmark Cinemas 8 in West Kelowna. landmarkwk_gm

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The Wolf of Wall Street. legends share the screen, plus I think the real entertainment will be the verbal jabs between acting veteran Alan Arkin and young upstart Kevin Hart. Remaking a classic movie is always risky and Ben Stiller has put himself in double-jeopardy by both directing and starring in an updated version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In this fantasy-comedy-drama, Stiller plays a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of

fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job and that of his co-worker (Kristin Wiig) are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. 47 Ronin is another remake, but very likely you have never seen the previous six movie versions as this is the first version of the Japanese folktale for western audi-

ences. Keanu Reeves is the only North American actor as Japanese actors were cast to make the story more authentic. It is the fantasy story, set in a world of witches and giants, 47 outcast samurai seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished them. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

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‘Life lessons’ learned on the ice

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During a long and productive career at the junior and professional levels, Brent Gilchrist acquired a clear understanding of what it takes to be successful on the ice. Since his retirement from the game a decade ago, the 46-year-old former NHLer has been passing on that knowledge and experience to new generations of young players. So each year, when some of Canada’s best teenaged talent comes to compete at the Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament, Gilchrist is among the most interested of observers. Gilchrist, who is currently the head coach of the Kelowna tier 2 midget team, coached the Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets for two years at

the tournament, including guiding them to the final game in 2010. Gilchrist said as much as teaching hockey skills is key for the development of young players, passing on life skills is even more important. “It’s not necessarily all about hockey, it’s about people…and we’re trying to help these kids become better people,” Gilchrist said recently a midget tournament luncheon in Kelowna. “The lessons of the game are the lessons of life and that’s what I try and pass on to them.” Gilchrist played 792 NHL games with seven different teams, scoring 135 goals and adding 170 assists. The highlight was a Stanley Cup win with the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. As is the case in any player’s career, Gilchrist experienced his share of highs and lows in his

more than two decades in the pro game. He said what players learn from their on-ice successes and failures at the elite midget level, will benefit them for years to come. “If you think about a shift of hockey and the struggle that a player faces at this level of midget… they play very hard,” said Gilchrist, who led , who led the tier 1 Rockets to the B.C. title in 2010. “Just the intensity they play with, because now they have a lot of size and strength and speed. “They have a lot of p--- and vinegar and they’re not necessarily that smart,” Gilchrist joked. “They don’t regard their bodies very much, they play with reckless abandon, and at my age when I watch them I kind of cringe. “There’s more failure than success when you

step on the ice,” he continued. “You fall down, you get hit, you lose the puck, you miss the net… there’s 10 things that happen that in a microcosm is a failure before success. That’s hockey…and that’s life. So if our kids learn how tough it is when they step on the ice and just keep playing and playing no matter what, that’s an experience they can draw on and take with them the rest of their lives.” The Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament features 12 teams and runs Jan. 8 to 12 at Memorial and Rutland Arenas. The semifinals (Saturday, Jan. 11 at Rutland Arena) and the championship final on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Prospera Place will be broadcast live on Shaw TV. For the complete schedule on KIMMT, visit

KSS Owls 1-2 at Idaho tourney The KSS Owls went 1-for-3 against American opposition at the North Idaho senior boys basketball tournament over the holiday season in Couer d’Alene. The Owls opened up on Boxing Day with a come-from-behind 62-60 victory over Eisenhower High School from Yakima, Wash. Parker Simson led KSS with 27 points and Buzz Truss added 18 as the Owls dug out of an early 20-4 deficit to win. “The boys played well and came from behind to win, so it was a good

start,” said Owls head coach Harry Parmar. However, in Game 2, the Owls fell in a hole early against Couer d’Alene and simply couldn’t recover en route to a 72-29 loss. “They’re a very good team, and we just came out flat,” Parmar said. “We didn’t have a lot of intensity and got into foul trouble, so that made it even tougher on us.”

In their final game of the week, the Owls dropped a 62-38 decision to Post Falls, Idaho. Truss led his team with 15 points as KSS put together a better effort than they did a day earlier. “The final score wasn’t indicative of the way we played,” Parmar said. “We kept the game close for a while but it just got away from us.” Regardless of the out-

come, Parmar said playing against tough American opponents was a good experience for his team. “I like playing against the 4A schools, you get to see where the kids are at against bigger, quicker and faster opponents,” Parmar added. “The boys played hard and learned some things we can take with us and improve on.” The Owls return to Okanagan league action Tuesday, Jan. 7 against Rutland, before travelling to Terry Fox in Coquitlam Jan. 9 to 11 for the Legal Beagle tournament.


BRENT Gilchrist guided the Kelowna tier 1 Rockets to the final game at the 2010 Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament.


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For a player who is called upon for offensive production, the season didn’t begin the way Ryan Olsen or the Kelowna Rockets had hoped. The 19-year-old centre, who was second on the Rockets in 2012-13 with 32 goals, had tallied just six times through the first 21 games this season.

But since that unwelcome and unexpected dry spell, the Tsawwassen native has been nothing short of red hot. Heading into this week’s twin bill with Portland, Olsen had scored 11 times in 13 games, while adding five assists. Head coach Ryan Huska said Olsen is reaping the rewards of playing a more complete game. “I think he’s just play-

ing harder now, whereas before he was just expecting things to happen,” said Huska. “He’s going hard to the net with pucks, he’s shooting more and he’s not trying to be too fancy. He’s seeing the results of that.” For Olsen’s part, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward said patience and persistence are paying off.

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KELOWNA Rockets centre Ryan Olsen had 17 goals in 34 games heading into this week’s games in Portland.

“I was struggling early, but I just told myself to stick with it, keep things simple and things would turn around,” Olsen who had 34 points in 34 games. “Once that first one went in, I started to get my confidence back and I’ve been scoring the way I hoped to. I just have to keep it going.” A fifth-round pick of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets in 2011, Olsen has designs on a pro career in North America following his stint in major junior. To have success beyond the WHL, Huska is urging Olsen to hone his skills in many other areas of the game—not just on offence. “If he plays pro, he’s not going to be an offensive guy like he is here,” Huska said. “He really needs to push himself to be a solid two-way player. If you’re 19 and you want to move to a higher level, you need to be doing a lot of things well. He’ll be a third or fourth line guy, so he needs to work on his face offs, be a good penalty killer and really round out his game. If he does, he has the ability to take that next step.”



Along with Myles Bell’s recent surge in production, Olsen’s breakout has been a welcome development for the coaching staff. Two of the club’s older players, Bell and Olsen had combined for 17 goals in the last 10 games prior to Tuesday night’s meeting with Portland. “It’s taken the load off of our younger guys and our defence,” Huska said of Bell’s and Olsen’s out-

put. “Your older players have to score, and we knew it was just a matter of time before guys like Myles and Ryan were going to get it going.” The Rockets are in Portland Thursday night, before travelling to Vancouver Friday for the second meeting in six days against the Giants. Vancouver will thevn visit Prospera Place on Saturday night in a 7:05 p.m. start.


Warriors home for two this weekend

The West Kelowna Warriors will look to build -on a three-game BCHL winning streak with a pair of home games this weekend. , The Warriors will host Trail on Saturday at 7 p.m., then Nanaimo in -a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. at Royal LePage Place. - Thanks largely to the dheroics of David Pope, the Warriors emerged with a 4-3 victory Monday night in Trail. Pope struck twice in the final two minutes of regulation to set up West Kelowna’s overtime win over the Smoke Eaters. Fresh off the Christmas break, the Warriors staked themselves a 1-0 first period thanks to a Tyson Dallman tally midway through the opening frame. West Kelowna had more pressure and plenty of opportunities to extend the lead early in the second, but couldn’t seem to beat Trail goalie Adam

Todd. Playing in front of their biggest crowd of the season and desperate to halt a 12-game losing streak, the Smoke Eaters fought back with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 advantage into the third. Bryan Basilico provided two of Trail’s goals, while AP Braden Fuller also tallied for the hosts. However, the Warriors would fire 22 shots on goal in the third and eventually broke through. With 1:33 remaining and Andy Desautels on the bench for the extra attacker, David Pope notched his ninth of the year to get the Tribe within one. Thirty seconds later

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Pope buried another, knotting the score and giving the visitors momentum with time still remaining in regulation. West Kelowna came close to winning in regulation time and then earned the extra point when Liam

Blackburn buried his eight goal of the year (and fourth game-winner) four minutes into the first overtime stanza and moments after Jason Cotton had stung the crossbar. “I think we showed great will to come back,”

Pope said after the game. West Kelowna (21-121-2) has now won three games in a row, and six of the past seven. Monday’s win in Trail pushed the Warriors past Salmon Arm and back into third in the Interior Division.

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Physiotherapists explore knee pain; benefits of laser therapy


o you have pain in the front of your knee under your knee cap? Does it get worse with walking, running, squatting, stairs and prolonged sitting? If so, you may have a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. Your patella (knee cap) is a small bone embedded in the quadriceps (at the front of your thigh). Your patella sits above your femur (thigh bone) and together they make up the patellofemoral

joint. Normally, the patella will glide along a groove in the femur when you bend and straighten your knee. Abnormal tracking of the patella which is often caused by a muscle imbalance, lack of flexibility or poor biomechanics can increase the compression forces at the patellofemoral joint which may result in wearing of the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella. The quadriceps is actually a group of muscles that pull on the patel-

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la in slightly different directions. One muscle of the quadriceps that tends to be weaker is the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) which is responsible for pulling the patella inwards. The VMO will often need to be strengthened, since it becomes inhibited when you have knee pain and swelling. Weakness around the hip muscles is often another area that needs to be addressed with a strengthening program to improve

the alignment at the knee. Tight muscles are another possible cause that can contribute to abnormal tracking of the patella. It is important to warm up properly prior to exercise and stretch tight structures around the knee which may include the IT band, hamstrings and calf muscles. Just as it is important to strengthen the muscles around your hips if they are weak, it is important to look at the structure of the foot.

Flat feet may also contribute to patellofemoral pain. It is important to wear a good quality supportive shoe that is appropriate for your foot. Arch supports or custom orthotics may also help improve the biomechanics of the foot and can help to prevent overpronation and alleviate pain at the knee. Since the causes of patellofemoral pain syndrome are often multi-factorial, it may be beneficial to see a physiotherapist to determine a specific treat-


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ment plan that is right for you. This may include education about appropriate footwear, strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, manual therapy and taping. —submitted by Krista Smith, a registered physiotherapist and associate at Sun City Physiotherapy. She can be contacted at the downtown, St. Paul Street location or email ••• As part of the toolkit of treatment methods used by physiotherapists there are various modalities that, when used as part of a comprehensive treatment program, can be effective in optimizing healing and accelerating recovery. One such modality is low level laser therapy. Low level laser therapy utilizes a cold laser to produce a therapeutic effect—the laser does not cause a detectable temperature rise in the tissue being treated. This differs from the high-intensity type of laser that is used in surgery such as laser eye surgery. The therapeutic effect of low level laser therapy is termed photobioactivation—‘photo’ meaning light, and ‘bio’ meaning biological, so essentially it is the activation of biological processes within the tissues by the laser

light. The laser used in low level laser therapy is delivered using a hand-held device that is held over the area being treated for a set time at a specific energy intensity. The laser penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the damaged tissue beneath the skin that is being targeted. The absorption of the laser initiates a series of events within the damaged tissue that helps to reduce pain and inflammation, and promote healing. This therapy has been shown to be useful at relieving pain by reducing inflammation and by affecting the nerve conduction. It has beneficial effects in the treatment of soft tissue injuries such as tendinosis, inflammatory joint conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, neck pain, and wound healing. Once a specific diagnosis has been made, laser can be effective when used alongside other methods of physiotherapy treatment such as manual therapy and exercise, to optimize tissue healing and maximize recovery. —submitted by Niall McGregor, a registered physiotherapist and associate at Sun City Physiotherapy. He can be contacted at our downtown, St. Paul street clinic or email




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Fitness centre relocating to Stewart Centre


pening on Jan. 4, TWP Fitness (The Women’s Place) has relocated to new Stewart Centre premises in Kelowna at 1091851 Kirschner Rd. Owned and operated by Cassandra Tompkins, The Women’s Place Fitness Centre has operated in the same location for the past 34 years at 123-1889 Springfield Rd. With a fresh new logo and design, the new facility is like none other in the area and will be a great place for women to get fit, with more than 25 full- and part-time staff ready to assist you. Call 250-7627255; www.twpfitness. com. In addition to his detail shop, Auto Trim Line, Buck LaRoche has started TZ Auto Sale & Lease at the same location as Auto Trim Line, 264 Leon Ave., in downtown Kelowna. .LaRoche sells cars, trucks, vans and SUVs and also offers on-site financing. Go to or call 250-215-7220. His Auto Trim Line phone number is 250-899-5833. LaRoche says he is very thankful to have a landlord like Brian August, saying with his support LaRoche has been able to pursue this opportunity to expand his business. Angela McManus, with McManus Marketing & Communications, has taken on the role of contributing editor and communications manager for The Okanagan Mission Review Maga-


Maxine DeHart zine issued by The Okanagan Mission Residents’ Association. The spring 2014 issue will be filled with the people, stories and businesses within the Okanagan Mission and its neighbouring communities. For editorial enquiries contact Angela at mcmanusmarketing@telus. net. For advertising call 778-477-5776. Well-known Chutney Cuisine of India restaurant, owned and operated by Gurvinder Momi at 3011 Pandosy St. in Kelowna, has been completely renovated from floor to ceiling. The new look is modern with neutral brown tones, booths, tables, a new bar area and contemporary lighting. The wood brings out a very warm atmosphere and it looks like a completely new restaurant. With the new look comes new tableware, along with some optional menu items which will be served in a different and innovative style. Chutney also has its same ever-popular regular menu items. There are many vegan dishes, vegetarian dishes and 90 per cent of their menu is gluten free. Whether you would like to try out one of their new serving style


SURROUNDED by the Tuff Stuff CT8 exercise apparatus are (from left) The

Women’s Place Fitness centre owner Cassandra Tompkins, manager Catherine Newton and health and wellness director Manda Watt. tary Get to Know Contest. They are Simone Schuster (age 15, West Kelowna) photography winner for “The Tiny”; Cailin Correia (age 14, Vernon) video winner for “Insects of B.C.” and William Rowbottom (age 16, Malakwa) video winner for “A Walk in Nature.” The contest is designed to foster a deeper understanding of wildlife and the environment by encouraging youth to get outdoors and share their experience in nature through art, writing, photography, video and

music. A new business, Trucks Plus, has opened at 2211 Louie Dr. in West Kelowna. This company is from Alberta, one of the largest and leading dealers in Alberta, delivering maximum quality, service and parts. Trucks Plus offers MT, all terrain and seasonal tires, including a huge selection of rims in the latest styles. If you want to get your truck or jeep off-road-ready with lifts, bumpers, tires and accessories, or want to add style and high performance to your car with

new rims, tires and accessories, Trucks Plus has it all. Their staff is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to giving you a great experience. They service cars, trucks, jeeps, SUVs and vans. Bruce Osland is the manager of Truck Plus. Call 778-754-1755. Anne Stack and Sheryl Sargent will be offering a nine session education and support program on Understanding and Healing Shame on Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., from Jan. 15 to March 12. This pro-

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choices or stay with the regular items that you are familiar with, they now have many choices for their customers. Open seven days a week. Call 250-762-9300 for dinein or take-out. Stu Crouse is the new general manager for Q103.1 and Power 104, Jim Pattison owned radio stations in Kelowna. Crouse is relocating from Island Radio and is not new to Kelowna having worked in sales for the radio stations in the early 2000s.   Congratulations to Capital News columnist Jennifer Schell on winning a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for her book The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker: An Okanagan Cookbook. The award is specifically for the category of best local cuisine cookbook in Canada. Schell’s book is now entered with the winners from 150 other countries for the Gourmand Best in the World Awards in May.   Wendy Wright, cofounder of the Okanagan Greens Society and the annual Organic Okanagan Festival, is now working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation locally as their special event coordinator for the Okanagan/Kootenay/BC & Yukon.  She is now embodying “red and green” lifestyles with her main fundraising program for 2014 being The Big Bike Ride for the Foundation. Call 250-860-6275 or  Congratulations to three Okanagan contest winners in the Ro-


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SOPA Square continues to make progress DeHart from A13 ship at the club as a small way of thanking him for all he has done. What an inspiration Dennis has been for all of us. I would like to thank two gals for their exceptional service and help this past week after I lost a glove at Quails’ Gate Winery last week. I called and Shannon Ward found it outside the restaurant and then offered to deliver it to me at the Ramada on her way home from work. Ashley Alexander is a new employee at Stokes in the Orchard Park Mall. Even though she was new, Ashley helped me immensely and I’m sure I bought more than I had intended to. Clint Williams, with 10 years experience in residential care and a health care aide, has joined Surg-Med Ltd. as a sales representative for the Kelowna area. Specializing in mobility and daily living products to assist individuals in maintaining their independence/life style in the comfort of their own homes, Surg-Med carries a broad range of products from mosey cups to stair lifts and everything in between. The Surg-Med showroom in Vernon displays a variety of products as well as a large warehouse that stocks popular items to ensure stock is readily available. Combined with brand name products of the highest quality, qualified and experience staff SurgMed has become one of the leaders in health care products. Call Clint at either 250-681-3304 (cell) or 50-549-7288, or email SOPA Square on Pandosy in the Mission has invested over $4 mil-


DENNIS Andow (left) is congratulated on becoming a lifetime member of the Kelowna Golf & Country Club by club president Steven Anderson. lion over the past three months to complete its retail and commercial space by early 2014. The residential and commercial development has made advancements including new sidewalks, preparation of the spacious interior market courtyard, design and construction of the 16-foot high SOPA entrance gate and celebration of the opening of Silent Noise, a local jewelry store and inaugural retailer. SOPA’s street level space consists of 15 strata lots over 40,000 square feet, while the second floor commercial sites add up to over 14,000 square feet. Tru Yogurt will open in the New Year with building infrastructure completion, hard and soft landscaping and civil work and paving being done. Okanagan Valley Asset Management Corp. are the asset managers of SOPA Square; Colliers Centre Group is responsible for securing several leases now be-

ing finalized; Greyback Construction is the general contractor; and Epic Real Estate Solutions Inc. is managing the residential sales and marketing for the project. The Okanagan community of non-profits and charities are working together to form the Okanagan chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to foster development and growth of fundraising professionals and promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession and to enhance communication between the non-profits in our community. If you are interested in joining or finding out more information about  the AFP, contact president Chantelle Funk at 250-979-6652 or email chantelle.funk@ Flight Lottery tickets are for sale at Style Boutique, 519 Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna, from Monday to Saturday supporting Kelow-

na #62 Order of the Eastern Star Cancer Dressings and Research Fund. You could win a $2,500 Travel Voucher from Uniglobe Travel on Pandosy Street. Tickets $10 with only 500 sold. Draw date is Jan. 15, 7 p.m., at St. George’s Hall, 1564 Pandosy St. The #62 Order of the Eastern Star assemble cancer bandages for the use of cancer patients at our local cancer clinic. Call Eva at 250861-7118. Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate, 1865 Dilworth Dr. in Kelowna, is now selling the best quality of finely ground almond powder for the Macaroon addicts, an extra dark cocoa powder as well as milk and dark chocolate in bulk. This came about from her baking classes. Sandrine is now working on a new project of pastry classes in French for people with an intermedi-

ate level of French wishing to practice French. So, how about learning how to bake French specialties in French? Don’t worry, she will be speaking slowly and will make sure that everybody understands properly. Products available to purchase in-store include jams, pate de fruit, chocolates, chocolate figurines and gift certificates for pastry classes. Visit Call 250-860-1202. Birthdays of the week: George Van Wilde Rode (Jan. 2); Stephen Fleming, City of Kelowna (Jan. 4); Barb Douglas (Jan. 6).  

Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email


ROLLI Cacchioni, representing Interior Savings Cred-

it Union, presents a cheque for $2,500 to Cheryl Browne from KidSport Kelowna at the recent 6th annual Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The partnership has helped more than 125 kids play organized sport who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so.

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Obituaries WEBB, BERT

October 19, 1931 - December 29, 2008

Forever in Our Hearts Carroll, children: Tim, Kathy, David, Sheila, Allan, Russell and their families.



PRINCE, SHIRLEY LORRAINE Shirley Lorraine Prince, 65, of Westbank, BC, passed away peacefully December 25 at Central Okanagan Hospice House with her family by her side. Born on May 5, 1948, she is predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Florence Ekstrom, and her sister, Maureen Rosser. Shirley will be missed by her loving family; husband, Grant Prince; daughters, Stacy (John), Darice (Buck), and Tanja (Andrew); grandchildren, Haileigh, Erik and Riordan; her sister Diane (Greg), as well as many other family members and friends. Shirley will be remembered for her quick wit, her ability to know when you needed a hug and her generosity with them, as well as her ability to make you feel loved and part of the family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Central Okanagan Hospice House for their kindness, support and exemplary care. At Shirley’s request, a service will not be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Central Okanagan Hospice House would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting


January 28, 1941 - December 19, 2013 Kathy passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on December 19, 2013. Kathy was predeceased by her husband Ted. Kathy will be dearly missed by her sons Scott and Kevin, her five grandchildren and her great granddaughter, her brother Ken Ingram (Heather), sisters Joan Firkus (Ron) and Jeane Ingram and many nieces and nephews. Kathy and Ted lived in Williams Lake for several years operating their own business before moving back to Westbank where Kathy worked in the packinghouse. Kathy was an avid curler and enjoyed cheering for her boys at hockey and ball games and she always enjoyed a good card game. Kathy will be remembered for her quick sense of humor and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. There are many stories to be told and retold of her fun nature and antics especially at the Ingram cabin on the lake. One never knew what was going to happen when she was around. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Sun Pointe Village and Spring Valley Care Center and the good care she received at the Kelowna General Hospital. There will be a family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077

Bert Webb passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on December 27, 2013 at the age of 84. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Freda, and three daughters: Debora, husband Terry of Kelowna, Nancy, husband Robert of Chilliwack, and Rebecca, husband David of Kelowna, beloved grand-daughter Katie, step grand-children Brad and Sandy and great step grand-child Ray, as well as, nieces Michelle, Suzanne and Carla Webb. Bert also leaves behind many extended family members in B.C., Ontario, England and Ireland. He was sadly pre-deceased by his parents Edwin and Margaret Webb, his brother Edwin Joseph (EJ) Webb and sister Isabel Quinn. Bert grew up in Enderby and attended Normal School in Victoria. He later graduated from UBC with a degree in education. He began his teaching career in Keremeos where he met and married his wife Freda. Bert enjoyed a lengthy career in various administrative capacities including principal, supervisor and director of instruction for elementary schools in the Keremeos, Prince George, and Kelowna School Districts. One of the highlights of his career was the three years spent with the Canadian Forces in Germany as Director of Instruction for Department of National Defence schools. Bert will always be remembered for his positive attitude, kind and gentle manner, and passion for teaching. His encouragement had a profound impact on many in the profession. After retirement in 1984, Bert used his personal experience with ill health as an inspiration to help other cardiac patients, with an emphasis on prevention and education. Bert became involved with the local Heart and Stroke Foundation and went on to sit on the Provincial Board. He worked passionately for the development of the Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health (COACH). He recognized the need for information and reassurance for cardiac patients in the Okanagan waiting for surgery in Vancouver, and with the support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, established an information centre on 2E at KGH. It was subsequently named the ‘Bert Webb Resource Center’ in his honour. Bert also worked tirelessly for the Kelowna Coronary Exercise Society and organized a visitation program for patients at KGH waiting for heart surgery.On January 27, 2004, Bert suffered a severe stroke while visiting cardiac patients at KGH. With incredible strength and determination, and professionalsupport, he was able to recover sufficiently to return home where he spent the next ten years in the care of his loving family. Bert enjoyed a variety of hobbies including photography and fishing. He was a member of the Lonely Loons Fly Fishing Club and the Kelowna Naturalist Society and had a long standing interest in the environment. He loved garage sales and bargain hunting, restoring and refinishing old furniture but, most of all, spending time at ‘The Lake’ (his ‘little piece of heaven’) with his family, his dogs and many friends. Bert was a unique and irreplaceable man. He was deeply loved and will not be forgotten. “Thank you” to Dr. Mackle, Dr. McCauley and the staff on the 5th floor at KGH. Another very special thank you to care aide, Violet Faasse. A Memorial Reception will be held on January 4, 2014 at Springfield Funeral Home between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please drop in and share your memories an opportunity for an open mic will be given at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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SEMCHUK, MARY ANN Mary Ann passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2013 in Langley, B.C. at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband Walter and son Donnie. Loving and missing her are daughters Sylvia (Dave) , Emily (Stan) , Lou (Stan) and son Richard, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Thank you to all the staff at the Langley Lodge where she resided and was loved by all. A Funeral Service to be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna. Interment will follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, clicking on stories and typing in Mary Semchuk. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. B.C. 250-762-2299

TRIGWELL, GLADYS Gladys Trigwell passed away on December 23, 2013 at the age of 93. In loving memory of our dear mom, grandma, great grandma, we will never forget the gentleness of your touch, the sound of your voice, the lessons and the memories you gave us. The love and happy times, this was her gift & legacy to us. We will always love you. Sadly she was predeceased by her husband Alan F. Trigwell. Survived by her son Colin (Brenda), daughters: Patricia (Mel) and Denice, 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and by her sister Mrs. Violet Dansey. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and searching her name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.

HAND, TYLER JAMES Passed away after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 34. Survived by his loving wife Kristy Folk, his parents Richard and Sandra Hand of Calgary, sister Christie (Dominic) Pituch of Calgary and their children Ryan and Kyle; parents-in-law Anton and Darlene Folk of Kelowna, brothers-in-law Rod (Ramona) Folk of Kelowna and their children Ashley and Carley, Chad (Susan) Folk of Toronto and their children Nathan and Julia, Ryan (Carri) Folk of Kelowna, maternal grandfather John Kempson and paternal grandmother Leona Carter. Born in Calgary and came to Kelowna 12 years ago. Tyler was an amazingly outgoing and caring person, loved by all those who met him. He excelled in his career as a pilot and appreciated his view of the world from all altitudes. A Celebration of Tyler’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Hand Memorial Aviation bursary. Information to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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WEST, ROBERT (BOB) Passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 58. Survived by his loving wife Joanne; three sons: Jason of Kelowna, Andrew (Michelle) of Surrey, Kyle (Seline) of Red Deer; three grandchildren: Embry, Jayden and Jude and extended family. Bob along with his wife Joanne were the owners of Fresh Healthy Cafe in Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by, 250-860-7077.

WOODWARD, SUSAN ANNE (nee BROWN) Born May 5, 1951 in Trail B.C. Passed away peacefully December 26, 2013 in the arms of her loving family after a courageous 12 year battle with her illness. Survived by her loving husband of 42 years Al, Daughters; Lisa Roberts(Scott), Lindsay Pringle(James) and Son Troy Woodward(Cody) and Grandchildren; Samantha, Megan, McKenzie, Hailey, Tyler, Joshua, Cole, Ayva, Cydney & Kiana. Sue will be deeply missed by all.A Celebration of her life will be held January 3, 2013 at The Cove in Westbank at 3:30pm

MEIER, HANS Passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Survived by his loving wife Christa of 48 years; sons, Kevin (Marilza) and Eric (Melissa); grandchildren, Keila, Ethan and Erissa. Hans enjoyed spending time in the mountains including hiking, white water canoeing and kayaking. A graveside service was held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna Christian Centre “Mission Fund”. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-6440

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Snowbirds can face taxation both in Canada and in the U.S.


f you spend time outside of Canada in the U.S., you may need to file a U.S. tax return. As in Canada, the U.S. requires that you pay tax on your worldwide income which could subject you to situations whereby you may be double taxed. The U.S. has federal income taxes as well as state taxes and in some cases there are also county taxes. There are several ways to determine if you need to file a U.S. tax return— if you have a green card whether or not you live in the U.S.; if you have an expired green card whether or not you live in the U.S.; if you meet the substantial presence test. The test is required if you are in the U.S. for at least 183 days in the current calendar year, at least 121 days in the previous calendar year and at least 60 days in the previous year to that. Falling under that category means that you will be required to file a U.S. tax return. If you no longer want to file U.S. taxes, you need to renounce your U.S. citizenship, but before you can do that, you need to become U.S. tax compliant which means that you need to file taxes for at least the previous five years and you may be subject to American


Gabriele Banka exit tax if your net worth is more than $2 million and you have more than $156,000 in taxable income. So let’s look at what happens if you purchase property in the U.S. If you are a US citizen and purchase a property that is considered your principle residence, then when you sell it, there is a $200,000 exemption on the gain on sale. However, if you die while in possession of that property, there is no exemption and it becomes fully taxable. Taxes on capital gains are between 15 and 20 per cent, and if you hold the property for more than a year, it will be taxed as capital when you sell it. You can reduce the amount of the gain if you have financed the property. However, you need to have non-recourse financing which is limited to the property that secures the debt. If you have secured the debt with a personal guarantee, then it is no

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longer deductible. If, as a non-resident alien (Canadian Citizen), you decide to own a U.S. property as an investment property and rent it out, you will be taxed on your gross rental income at a rate of 30 per cent. When you sell the property, the tax on the capital gain can be anywhere between 15 to 43.4 per cent. There is withholding tax that applies to your gross rental income at 30 per cent, or you can elect to be taxed as a U.S. trade or business to slightly reduce the taxes owing. There is also a 10 per cent withholding tax on the amount realized on the sale. In addition to U.S. income taxes, there are also taxes on gifts called the U.S. Transfer Tax. If you transfer an asset when living it will be subject to gift tax. The federal gift tax rate is 40 per cent and the each state may or may not have gift taxes. If you transfer an asset at death, you will be subject to U.S. estate tax with the federal rate also being 40 per cent. If you transfer the asset to your surviving spouse, it will transfer exempt of tax, but then the surviving spouse would need to sell or transfer it to a child or grandchild and would need to pay the tax

at that time. If you are a Canadian citizen, your Canadian net worth needs to be less than $5.2 million to avoid U.S. estate tax. If not, you pay the greater of $60,000 or the result of a formula based on your percentage of U.S. assets over your worldwide assets. If you transfer your asset to a grandchild, you can be subject to generation skipping transfer tax, which is also at the federal rate of 40 per cent. Effectively, this transfers the estate tax on the assets transferred to the next generation. As the U.S. taxation system is complex and confusing, the way to avoid it is to not purchase any U.S. property, or if you have, to sell it before your demise. In any case, seek out someone very experienced in U.S. tax planning to help you avoid paying too much tax or being doubled taxed. Gabriele Banka is a Certified General Acountant in Kelowna. 250-763-4528

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SPORTS KELOWNA midget hockey is in good hands with former NHLer Brent Gilchrist at the helm. The Kelowna International Elite Midget Tourney comes A10 to town Jan. 8-12.

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE MOVIES Rick Davis, general manager of Landmark Cinemas 8 in West Kelowna, gives us a sneak peak at movies opening up locally, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Grudge Match and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.


BUSINESS COLUMNIST Maxine DeHart tracks the progress of The Women’s Place as it has relocated its women’s-only fitness facility to Kirschner Road. And Chutney Cuisine of India has completely renovated the restaurant at its same location on Pandosy Street.



BEN STEWART bit the political bullet in June as he announced he was stepping down as the newly re-elected MLA for Westide-Kelowna to let Premier Christy Clark run in a byelection for his seat.

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• An alleged attempted abduction in West Kelowna was stymied when a woman yelled at a man who was caught whispering something to her toddler and putting his arms out as if to pick her up. • West Kelowna council opted to give up its fight to convert the downtown couplet—which chops the community’s core into three sections—into a single highway along Dobbin Road. Despite being a priority since incorporation in 2007, council unanimously decided the initia-

tive would be too costly for the district to take on itself. • More than 120 residents attended No Place to Call Home: A public forum regarding homeless youth in West Kelowna. Several Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary students gave presentations at the forum. • Paul Duffield of West Kelowna was invited to join 39 other ice swimmers in a relay swim across the Bering Straight. • Shannon Lake Golf Course’s clubhouse was gutted by a fire; West Kelowna RCMP considered

the fire to be caused by arson. General Manager John Jacoby said the incident would likely affect jobs at the golf course. • Four people were injured when a van crashed through the patio of Kelly O’Bryan’s in West Kelowna. • Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart was re-elected with 59 per cent of the vote in his riding. • West Kelowna council officially parted ways with the vision of creating an urgent care centre after health care consultant Joanne Konnert presented her re-

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• Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart stepped aside, allowing Premier Christy Clark to run in a Westside-Kelowna byelection. The move was necessary after Clark lost her Vancouver-Point Grey seat in the May provincial election. • For the second year in a row, the British Columbia Automobile Association named Westside Road the

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West Kelowna inaugurated a new music festival in August West Kelowna A1 and plans. The open house was attended by hundreds. • Premier Christy Clark announced the date of the Westside-Kelowna byelection would be July 10; NDP candidate Carole Gordon, who unsuccessfully ran for Westside-Kelowna MLA in the May provincial election, announced she would once again run in the byelection. A total of eight candidates stepped forward for the byelection. • West Kelowna council decided it would put its 2012 Kraft Hockeyville prize money toward a new score clock and washroom upgrades in Jim Lind Arena. • After identifying several challenges related to docking the iconic Fintry Queen in West Kelowna, council turned down owner Andy Schwab’s request. Mayor Doug Findlater said the inclusion of the vessel within the scope of the CNR Wharf Park Plan “clearly doesn’t fit” with West Kelowna’s vision for Gellatly Bay. • Sixty-four women

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shed their clothes and participated in ZipZone Adventure Park’s third annual naked ziplining event. The event raised $24,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. • Premier Christy Clark agreed to do what none of her predecessors in the last 30 years had done: Participate in an all-candidates debate at the riding level.


• Premier Christy Clark faced off against her seven byelection challengers at back-to-back all-candidates meetings. She received a cheer when she told those in attendance: “I believe it’s time for us to start planning a second crossing (across Okanagan Lake).”. • Premier Christy Clark easily won the Westside-Kelowna byelection, taking nearly 63 per cent of the vote. In her victory speech, Clark spoke of her desire to improve Westside Road, get a health centre built on the Westside, fix flooding problems on McDougall Creek and start plan-


THE inaugural GlobalMusic Fest took place at Memorial Park in West Kelowna. ning for a second crossing across Okanagan Lake. • Less than 18 hours after accepting victory, Premier Christy Clark announced an additional $1 million for Westside Road improvements. • A forest fire broke out in Kalamoir Regional Park, putting nearby residents on evacuation notice. West Kelowna Fire Rescue blamed a boat flare as the cause of the fire. • Amazing Race Canada made its first pit stop at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna. • West Kelowna RCMP were called to a single vessel collision on the northwest side

of the William R. Bennett Bridge after a boat crashed into the bridge. The man suffered a head injury and faced potential impaired charges and uttering threats.


• West Kelowna council members unveiled the completed third phase of Gellatly Road upgrades. The $3.15 million project improved the road surface and existing lakeside trail and added cycling lanes, pedestrian lookouts, street lights, dedicated parking with assigned handicapped stalls, storm sewers and catch basins. • The young woman convicted of killing

Ashlee Hyatt three years prior appealed her sentence. • Westbank First Nation was the recipient of a $100,000 training grant from the provincial Community Action Initiative to assist in a collaborative program. • More than 40 people crowded into West Kelowna council chambers to oppose a zoning bylaw amendment that would see a 7,000-square-metre parcel in the Smith Creek neighbourhood transformed from small lot country residential (RU5) to single detached housing (R1). • A $2 million construction project to improve safety for motorists at the intersection of Highway 97 and Grizzly Road was announced. • The Historic Westbank Association celebrated Westbank’s 110th birthday at an all-day celebration held at the Westbank Lions Community Centre. • The inaugural Global Music Fest took place at Memorial Park in West Kelowna. The event brought together global

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In the winter my dog comes in covered in snowballs. What can I do to stop it?

Well besides not walking in the snow, my recommendation is to shave your dog shorter! Most people want their dog to be longer in the winter to keep them warm which totally makes sense, but with longer hair comes more dirt and something for the snow to attach itself to. Some people put the dog in the tub to melt off the snow, again make sense, but a wet dog that isn’t brushed, matts up and we have to shave the dog really short. I am not saying to shave the dog down to nothing, but there are lengths out there that will reduce snow clumps. Your house is heated to be warm so most dogs don’t need to be longer to keep warm. You can put a jacket on for your daily walks. Bring the dog in to the groomer to just get bathed and tidied up more often if you don’t want to pay as much but still maintain your longer length. Ultimately, work with your groomer and find a system that works best for your situation.



• Westbank Lions Community Centre went into flames, causing extensive damage to the historic building. No one was injured in the incident; however, the fire forced tenants—such as the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Westside Youth Centre and the Storefront School—to temporarily relocate. RCMP later announced arson was the suspected cause of the blaze. • Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie was re-elected for another three-year term. Louie earned 60 more votes than candidate Roxanne Lindley to hold onto his position as chief. Brian Eli was the only non-incumbent to earn a councillor seat. • Education Minister Peter Fassbender visited West Kelowna to tour the construction site of Mar Jok Elementary School. The $13.5 million school,

Is there a supplement or something “natural” to help manage my diabetes?

The most natural way to manage diabetes is through physical activity and healthy eating. What can be more natural than that? The focus as well is on physical activity and not weight loss. There are studies to show that it is better to be overweight but physically active than be of normal weight but sedentary. Easiest to remember is 30 minutes a day of physical activity per day. Health Canada only recommends 150 minutes per week, but adding an extra hour per week won’t be so difficult. If you can get it from food, get it from food and not supplements. Eating lots of vegetables will give you most of the vitamins that you will need and much more. Canada food guide recommends filling half or your plate with vegetables and fruits (preferably more vegetables), meat and meat alternatives for a quarter and grains for the other quarter of your plate. Try to get as many different colors of vegetables as you can per week. This will maximize the nutrition that you will get from them.

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located at the corner of Rosewood Drive and McDougall Road, is expected to open in September 2014. • The district raised several issues with provincial ministers at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities 2013 Convention in Vancouver, including: Crown land grants, road maintenance, a second crossing over Okanagan Lake, a Westside health centre and new approaches to federal gas tax funding. • West Kelowna was the first municipality in the Okanagan to tackle the controversial issue of identifying where it wants medicinal marijuana growing operations to be located in the future. Council voted to only allow licensed growing operations in industrial areas in the future. • Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to a crowd of Conservative Party supporters at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna. The speech focused on the country’s current eco-

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After a slippery start, AEL vowed to do better clearing roads West Kelowna A12 nomic position, a balanced budget in 2015, job creation and a tougher criminal justice system. • Jim Lind Arena was officially re-opened after receiving a $1.1 million facelift, which included a new concrete ice floor, as well as new rink boards, glass, lights and washrooms. • West Kelowna council unanimously voted to prepare a “pre qualification” document to invite interested developers to come forward and, possibly, offer up land for a new 23,000 to 25,000-square-foot, two-storey building that would house a new municipal hall. • Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas was named the new parliamentary secretary to Treasury Board president Tony Clement. • Kalala Organic Estate Winery proprietor, managing director and viticulturist Karnail Singh Sidhu travelled to one of India’s largest food and beverage trade shows to showcase the winery’s products and look to expand in the India market. • Business leaders from West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation gathered at Two Eagles Golf Course for the Key

Business Awards Gala, hosted by the Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce. Northside Industries won the Business of the Year award.


• Constable Neil Bruce Middle School teachers Dayna Hart and Jenn Craig were named winners of the 2013 Gale/ Library Media Connection TEAMS Award, which recognizes teachers who promote learning and increase student achievement. • Mission Hill Family Estate took on the best in the world and won top honours as “World’s Best Pinot Noir” in the under £15 category at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England. • Elena Doebele was hired as librarian of Westbank’s branch of Okanagan Regional Library. Doebele previously worked for Calgary Public Library. • Lenetta Parry was named executive director of both Kelowna Community Food Bank and Westside Community Food Bank. The food banks announced plans to start working closer together; the first step toward that goal was the announcement that the food banks would share Parry

as executive director. “I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I think the two food banks working together will be beneficial to the clients, the communities and the donors,” said Parry. • Three packages, totalling 16 kilograms of the illicit drug methylone, was intercepted by Vancouver Canadian Border Services Agency’s inspection hub. The drugs were shipped from China and addressed to a business in West Kelowna. Two West Kelowna women were arrested by RCMP. • Former Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart was named B.C.’s new investment and trade commissioner for Asia. • Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary. • West Kelowna gave first and second reading to Official Community Plan amendments and second reading to a zoning bylaw that included several changes. Coun. Rick de Jong described the draft bylaw as “a radical overhaul” to the district’s existing zoning bylaw, which was inherited from the Regional District of the Central Okanagan and last substantially reviewed in 2000.


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• Despite differing earlier predictions, Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie said construction on WFN’s proposed private hospital wouldn’t begin until spring 2014. Louie added the private hospital will be accompanied by a hotel and banquet centre. • A former Peachland reporter who worked for the Peachland View newspaper and more recently ran an online news site was charged with three counts of child pornography. David Andrew Preston was apparently one of three individuals identified in separate, targeted investigations into the exploitation of children in the area by the RCMP’s E division in June. • After experiencing a baptism by fire the previous winter, West Ke-

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speak at the district’s draft zoning bylaw public hearing. • The Westbank Lions Club learned its community hall, which was damaged by fire Sept. 1, would not have to be completely rebuilt. The Westbank Lions Community Centre suffered about 40 per cent damage from the fire.


lowna’s road contractor AEL vowed to provide improved service in winter 2013/14. The district received more than 1,500 phone calls and e-mails regarding snow removal the previous year. “The guys took a huge step forward this year making sure our trucks are prepared for winter,” said Dustin Khadikin, contract manager for AEL. • Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary students hosted the third annual West Kelowna Mayor’s Youth Forum. Local politicians, social workers, teachers and students discussed issues affecting young people at the twohour breakfast event. • Approximately 60 residents crowded into West Kelowna council chambers to listen and

• The Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce officially became a board of trade. “This process has taken almost a year to complete and we are very excited about launching our rebranding efforts as soon as possible,” said Greater Westside Board of Trade cochair Norm LeCavalier. • A new forest licence was awarded to Westbank First Nation, in part of their traditional territory north of Big White. The licence will allow the band to harvest 32,400 cubic metres per year. • Premier Christy Clark toured Volcanic Hill Estate Winery prior to announcing several provincial liquor policy changes. • An outraged Shannon Lake resident confronted Premier Christy

Clark during a media event in West Kelowna to show his frustration over planned lengthy B.C. Hydro power outages in his neighbourhood. • District of West Kelowna staff presented council with its first look at the 2014 budget, which included a proposed tax increase of 2.95 per cent. • District of West Kelowna Chief Administrative Officer Jason Johnson accepted the city manager position with the City of Victoria and notified the district he would be leaving in mid-February 2014. Johnson was the first chief administrative officer hired when West Kelowna incorporated in January 2008. • The Spirit of Kelowna paddlewheeler was removed from the District of West Kelowna’s water zone in Okanagan Lake after partially sinking off the shores of Kalamoir Regional Park. • The province announced construction would commence on a new underpass at Sneena Road and Highway 97 in spring 2014. wpaterson




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