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hether you have questions pertaining to motor oil performance, synthetic oils or how to recycle your used oil, you can get the answers you’re looking for below. First, narrow the options down by choosing the closest-related category to your question. OIL TYPES, WEIGHTS & VISCOSITY FAQS Is it ok to switch motor oil weights, for example, from a 5W-20 to a 10W-30? It depends. Some vehicle manufacturers provide a range of recommended motor oil viscosity grades based on the outside temperature in which the car is driven. Other manufacturers recommend the use of only one motor oil viscosity grade. For best engine performance, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Is it ok to use 5W-30 in a car if the owner’s manual calls for 5W-20? This is not recommend. Using a heavier grade than recommended may cause decrease in fuel economy, higher engine loads and eventually shortened engine life. Using a lighter grade than recommend-

ed may result in excessive mechanical wear and reduced engine life. For maximum engine performance, follow the recommended motor oil viscosity and maintenance schedule provided in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. What does the “w” in a grade of motor oil stand for? The “w” in motor oil stands for winter. The first number in the oil classification refers to a cold weather viscosity. The lower this number is, the less viscous your oil will be at low temperatures. For example, a 5W- motor oil will flow better at lower temperatures than a 15W- motor oil. The higher number, following the “w” refers to hot weather viscosity, or how fluid your oil is at hot temperatures. The higher the number, the thicker the oil at a specified temperature. Is thicker oil better? In some circumstances, thicker oil can be used to compensate for increased bearing clearances (gaps between bearing and rotating shaft) that have developed over the years. A large change in bearing clearances can result in poorer lubrication. For best performance always follow the recommendations for motor oil viscosity in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. When does it make sense to use straight weight oil (SAE30) versus a multigrade oil (5W-30)? Straight weight oil is never recommended for use in a system that requires a multi-viscosity oil. Straight weight oils are generally recommended for smaller engines or older vehicles that were made before multi-viscosity oils were produced. Is switching types of motor oil (conventional, synthetic, etc.) harmful to my vehicle’s engine? Conventional, synthetic blend, synthetic and high mileage motor oils are compatible and will not harm your vehicle’s engine. For maximum engine performance, follow the motor oil type recommenSalmon Arm • How To Guide 2015 • 2

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dation provided in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Is it true that older cars must only use conventional oil? No. Has MaxLife always been a synthetic blend motor oil? MaxLife Synthetic Blend motor oil is actually the same product as regular MaxLife. MaxLife has always been a synthetic blend oil; we just now label the product that way. As long as you have used MaxLife, you have used synthetic blended oil. What about full synthetic motor oils? Full synthetic motor oils are high performing, high-quality oils formulated with full synthetic base oils and top tier additives to provide an increased level performance. They carry various licenses to ensure quality for North American and European vehicle applications. Many of them are designed with extra levels of detergent and antioxidant to provide outstanding deposit and heat protection.


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Great Canadian Oil Change ~ How to Choose a Synthetic Car Oil

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Salmon Arm GM ~ How to Choose Winter Tires

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Bowers Funeral Home ~ How to Pre-Plan A Funeral

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Canadian Tire ~ How to Maintain Your Vehicle

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10 ~ How to Choose a Retirement Facility Andover Terrace

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Shuswap Accupuncture ~ How to Treat Pain With Light

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City of Salmon Arm & CSRD ~ How to Recycle in the Shuswap

Great Canadian Oil Change

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Consumer How To...

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t’s that time of year already. The days are getting shorter and the nights have that familiar chill about them. Fall is approaching and with it the great “tire” debate. DO I NEED WINTER TIRES? YES! Our government thinks so too. Transport Canada and The Canada Safety Council recommend 4 winter tires with the “Mountain/Snowflake” symbol as shown to the left. All mountain passes have the familiar signage “Use winter tires or carry chains beyond this point”. Although we don’t have the same legislation as Quebec and all cars are not required to be equipped with winter tires while driving anywhere in the province, go for a drive in the passes, have an accident without winter tires and you will face a fine. Because of the design and composition of winter tires they are guaranteed to improve traction from a stop and during highway maneuvers. They will give you a shorter stopping distance up to a full car length. Unlike the traditional all season tire which essentially becomes a block of hard plastic in temperatures below zero. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH-TECH AND CONVENTIONAL WINTER TIRES? A high-tech winter tire like the Michelin X-Ice Offers enhanced protection, even in some of the harshest winter conditions. A combination of 4 key features improves MICHELIN® X-Ice® Xi3™ overall winter performance even in some of the harshest winter conditions 1-Increased number of tread blocks provides 15% more biting edge and improves performance on ice and in snow. 2 -M i c r o p um p s absorb water from the surface and evacuate it by centrifugal force for improved tread contact

with the road surface. 3-Cross Z Sipes™. Sipes are tridimensional to improve rigidity , enable stable handling and improve traction on ice and in snow. 4-The Flex-Ice™ compound. This full-silica compound maintains flexibility at lower temperatures, improving performance on ice and in snow. It also maintains firmness at moderate temperatures, improving wear and grip. There is nothing to compare to the Yokahama iceGUARD iG51v’s ability to bite into snow, ice and slush bringing a new level of confidence in corners, or braking under adverse road conditions. It’s aggressive tread design, ingenious three dimensional spies and generous drainage channels keep the iceGUARD ready for business, mile after mile, getting you to your destination with a more reassuring measure to safety. Wet and dry roads are no match for the iceGUARD iG51v either. The tire’s unique compound and construction delivers not only great handling but also unexpected long term durability, more even tire wear and improved fuel consumption. Or the Toyo Observe G-02 Plus is a winter passenger car tire designed for severe winter conditions. It features exclusive Microbit Technology with ground walnut shells that dig into snow and ice combined with a tread design and special winter rubber compounds that offer improved winter traction. The result is an environmentally friendly winter tire with reduced noise and improved ride comfort. These are just to name a few and their features. A conventional winter tire has wide deep tread blocks, made of rubber compounds that stay flexible in ambient temperatures below freezing. Many are studdable. The Firestone Winterforce winter/snow radials feature a winter tread compound molded into an aggressive directional tread pattern with tread blocks that are siped, stepped and/or can be studded to offer the biting edges necessary to provide traction in snow and on ice. Independent tread blocks feature high-density siping to enhance grip in loose snow while the intermediate and shoulder tread blocks are molded to accept studs that Salmon Arm • How To Guide 2015 • 4

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further enhance traction on hard-packed snow and ice. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts on top of a polyester carcass to combine strength with ride quality. Studding will provide extra traction on icy roads and is a good alternative for vehicles where High-tech winter tire sizes may not be available. However, make note that they are noisier and they are only allowed to be on your vehicle between Oct. 1 to April 30. A FEW MORE TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING WINTER TIRES: Ask about warranties, cost of mounting, balancing and rotations. Many tire retailers offer an in house warranty which includes a road hazard guarantee and free rotations. Make your purchase decision and plan ahead. Do not wait until the first snow fall and people are sliding through intersections. Soon as the temperature is consistently below 7 c it is time to change over. This will save you aggravation, inconvenience and the possibility of unavailable products. Take your winter tires off as soon as the temperature is consistently above 7 C. Wrap each tire individually in a tire bag and store them in a cool dry area such as your garage. Naturally occurring ozone can damage the rubber in tires causing them to dry out and crack. Winters are unpredictable and never the same year to year. However there will surely be snow and ice, so purchase a good set of winter tires and drive carefully. Remember to slow down, watch your surroundings and give yourself time. ARRIVE SAFE!


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Consumer How To...

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rs in the grieving make them part of the legacy that you leave process behind. Pre-planning gives you the opportunity to have your legacy celebrated or memorialized in the way you want. For some this may be as simple as a discussion and a letter that outlines your wishes, and for others it may involve makSetting your wishes and and vital statistics ing specific arrangements to be carried out in the down on paper with the funeral director refuture. lieves your family of this burden after your passing. Would your family know where your wishes QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF: would be written down and information such as • Do I want to be buried or cremated? • Do I want a cremation plot or niche at a cem- your parents’ legal names and birthplaces? The funeral home and their staff will be there etery, or would I like my family to scatter my to support your survivors in your absence, and ashes in a place that is meaningful to me? • How do I want to be remembered - traditional can do so more capably if you have put a plan in funeral service, celebration of life or memorial place for them to follow.

service, graveside ceremony or something less Funeral arrangements can be changed if your formal, like a tea or casual reception? plans are altered by the pass of time or life events. Being prepared will save you and your family Closure is a vital part of the grieving process. from having to make on-the-spot decisions You The care you put into your funeral plan is an exwill have time to discuss your decisions with other pression of your love for those you leave behind. family members so that your needs and theirs are taken into consideration. “It is true that funerals are not for the deceased, but for the living. And pre-planning, with your family, give consideration to what their needs may be at your time of death. And there will be no surprises about what you have arranged.” Kevin Bolen, Funeral Director Salmon Arm • How To Guide 2015 • 6


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Consumer How To...

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oving into a retirement community is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Like any move or transition, it is important to do some research and take the time in your decision process. Friends and family are great resources but keep in mind the final decision should be based on how at home and comfortable YOU feel. There are many options of retirement living, from independent, to assisted living, to extended care. A tour of any facility you are deciding on is the first and foremost thing to schedule. Often taking time to sit down with the residents and having a meal will give you an idea of how you may fit into the community. You may decide that although you are still able to live i n d e p e n d e n t l y, you wouldn’t mind having some extra

assistance; laundry and cleaning services, foot care, to name a few. Not having to prepare meals may be just the thing you are looking for! The best communities have activities geared for everyone. Fitness classes, planned outings, crafts, games, guest entertainers, and Happy Hour are the many ways to engage in the social aspect of community living. Even chatting and catching up on the latest with other residents over a cup of coffee could fill your days with enjoyment. Programs that nurture your social and physical well being are a definite must when looking at options. Professional, respectful and courteous staff is another important aspect when looking at any community. From the kitchen and dining room, to the care aides (if on site), to housekeeping and maintenance, all these people will be a part of your new community. Comfort and safety are keys to enjoying any home. Whether it is the level of care that is needed, the activities that you want to participate in, the amenities that are offered, choosing a retirement home is something that needs to be approached thoughtfully and carefully. A new chapter awaits and it could be one of relaxation, activity and excitement. It is what you make it. Norman Vincent Peale couldn’t have said it any better, “Live Salmon your lifeArm and• How To Guide 2015 • 10

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Consumer How To...

Treat Pain With Light Helpful G uidelines

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LOW INTENSITY LASER THERAPY TO RELIEVE PAIN What can you do if you’ve tried every conceivable way to relieve pain? You’ve tried antiinflammatory drugs, cortisone, painkillers, various treatments, and maybe surgery. Yet the pain continues unabated. The surprising answer: light – light delivered in the precise and carefully studied form called coherent or laser light. Laser light at low intensity (no heat!) can successfully treat a broad range of medical conditions, such as musculoskeletal problems, arthritis and tendinitis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers and skin conditions. Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) uses specific wavelengths of red and infrared light to relieve pain, accelerate healing, and decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed

against the skin, photons penetrate the body’s tissues and are absorbed by mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This facilitates and speeds healing of injuries and wounds. LILT is non-invasive and non-toxic. It’s an optimal treatment alternative for anyone of any age and especially for patients that haven’t responded to other therapies. Treatments are painless, often quickly effective, and the benefits are long lasting. Dr. Mary Dyson, Professor Emeritus of Physiology at King’s College, London, England and former editor of Gray’s Anatomy, is an international authority on wound healing. She says that “LILT provides a jump-start to the body’s natural healing process.” She adds that, “this technology delivers energy to the tissues that is transformed into biochemical energy. This results in increased blood supply and accelerated healing time”. Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, LILT treats the underlying condition to promote and accelerate healing time. In 2004 a Norwegian report in the British Medical Journal found that the most common class of pain medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen, “reduce pain associated with knee osteoarthritis only slightly better than placebo, and long term use of these agents should be avoided. Complications of NSAIDS include gastric ulcers, bleeding, myocardial infarction. The use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been shown to contribute to and accelerate joint degeneration. Laser phototherapy is safe and curative with no side effects. As LILT becomes better known for decreasing pain and speeding healing in a range of conditions, we see its increased use by high perforSalmon Arm • How To Guide 2015 • 12

mance athletes such as The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Raptors, Blue Jays, Miami Heat and the Canadian National Ballet, Royal London Ballet, and Riverdance. Even racehorses are getting back to the track more quickly with LILT. If you’d like to learn more, go to our website at www.shuswaptcm.com. www.bioflexlaser.com, or www.thorlaser.com. Look for research on the condition that troubles you. Many well-designed clinical studies of LILT are published each year showing that light is a safe, effective, and non-toxic treatment for pain. Rather than masking symptoms, as do many pharmaceutical analgesics, it heals! “I have a history of many accidents and damage to my spine, including cracked vertebrae and decreased space between them. More and more I was experiencing radiating extreme shooting pain, searing, a feeling that my back was going to crumble. By age 50 this was chronic and as I was looking into surgery I became aware also of low intensity laser therapy. By the 5th session I was markedly improved! By the 11th my back felt stronger and I could lift and carry, kayak, help build a house, resume a physically demanding job. I feel it best to get a ‘top up’ treatment, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I think it saved me.” SK


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Consumer How To...

Recycle in the Shuswap Helpful Gui delin

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Recycling Options

There are two options for recycling in the Shuswap: curbside collection (Salmon Arm only) or depot collection. Curbside collection is provided by the City of Salmon Arm to eligible dwellings within the City limits. Depot service is provided by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District throughout the region. Both programs are part of a larger provincial program run by Multi-Material BC.

About Multi-Material BC

Businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents are now responsible for collecting and managing these materials so they can be recycled. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit org anization financed by these businesses, is now responsible for residential recycling programs in many areas across BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and

non-profit organizations. Through MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program, many BC residents are now able to recycle types of packaging that were not commonly included in curbside, multi-family and depot collection programs, including milk cartons, foam containers and packaging, plant pots, aluminum foil packaging, certain types of plastic film packaging and drink cups. MMBC is among more than 20 Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs introduced in BC over the past two decades. Through these programs, industry is responsible for endof-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. EPR is a way for businesses to manage the environmental impact of products during all stages of the product lifecycle, from selecting the materials used in production to collection and recycling when a product is no longer useful.

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To find out where to re cycle items not a c c e p t e d at curbside o r the depo t , v isit www.recycle pedia.ca, c a ll Recycling H the otline at 1 -800-6674321, or e mail hotlin e@rcbc.ca. and tied in bundles no more than 30” (78 cm) wide x 30” (78 cm) high x 8”thick. The following items are not accepted for curbside recycling, but are accepted at MMBC depots: glass, plastic foam packaging (separate white and coloured), and plastic bags and overwrap.

For more information, visit www.salmonarm.ca/curbside Depot Collection

The CSRD has multiple depots throughout the region. These depots accept all the same items inluded in the curbside program in addiFor more information, visit tion to glass, plastic foam packaging, and plastic www.recyclinginbc.ca bags and overwrap. These items must be separated into the following six (6) categories: Curbside Collection 1. Containers: includes plastic, metal and paThe City of Salmon Arm provides curbside collection to eligible dwellings within the City per packaging that contained liquids (i.e. disposlimits. An unlimited number of recycling bags able coffee cups). 2. Paper: includes printed paper, cardboard, are collected from homes every other week. The program includes items such as plastic, steel, and and paper packaging that contained dry goods. 3. Plastic bags and overwrap. aluminum containers; paper packaging (having 4. White Styrofoam. contained either liquid or dry items when sold); 5. Coloured Styrofoam. and printed paper. All items must be enclosed in 6. Glass. a clear or clear blue recycling bag, with the exception of large corrugated cardboard boxes. Large For more information, visit corrugated cardboard boxes must be flattened www.csrd.bc.ca/recycling Salmon Arm • How To Guide 2015 • 14


RECYCLING GUIDE

Curbside or Depot Items

The following items are accepted for both curbside collection and at the depot. Curbside items may be placed together in the collection bag. Depot items must be sorted into the following two (2) categories: Category 1 (containers):

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Category 2 (paper):

PAPER PACKAGING

(CONTAINING DRY ITEMS WHEN SOLD)

PRINTED PAPER

Depot Only Items The following items are accepted at the depot only. These items must not go in your curbside recycling bag. All items must be separated. Please note: plastic foam packaging must be separated into white and coloured. Category 3 (plastic bags and overwrap):

Category 4 & 5 (plastic foam packaging):

PLASTIC BAGS

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(SEPARATE WHITE & COLOURED)

Category 6 (glass):

GLASS

BOTTLES AND JARS

To find out where to recycle items not included in either the curbside or the depot programs, please visit www.recyclepedia.ca, email hotline@rcbc.ca, or call the Recycling Hotline at 1.800.667.4321.

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September 26, 2015  

Section Z of the September 26, 2015 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

September 26, 2015  

Section Z of the September 26, 2015 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer