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Kamloops choosen as End of Day Celebration city

Twenty-five years since his Man in Motion World Tour commenced its historic cross-Canada journey, Canadian hero Rick Hansen will continue his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. The 25th Anniversary Relay

began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland. From there, the relay is retracing the Canadian segment of his original tour, but this time the Relay is engaging 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made a difference in the lives of others. Focusing on engaging

Off to work we go! Lincoln Ostapovitch, son of Echo advertising consultant Cristina Ostapovitch, spends some time at work during the teachers strike. When he was introduced to the office he just had one question, “What do you do with the kids when they are here?” Markers and paper solved that problem.

Canadians to take up the challenge and become catalysts for positive change, the Relay will feature Medal-Bearers who will run, walk, wheel or bike and complete their segments through a variety of forms of movement for all abilities. Kamloops was chosen as one of the Relay’s End of Day Celebration cities, and Rick Hansen himself will be attending this celebration. Taking place on March 29 at 4:30 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre, this event will feature Rick Hansen completing the final 250 meters of his Kamloops segment with the City’s local Medal-Bearer and difference-maker, Todd Harding. This event will include demonstrations of wheelchair basketball and Special Olympics floor hockey, as well as a challenging wheelchair relay race, information booths, entertainment, free food and free parking. The legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour 25 years ago has resulted in Kamloops being a more accessible community. The two accessible playgrounds at Riverside Park and Prince Charles Park, as well as

lift access at Norbrock Stadium and full accessibility at the TCC are just a few of the projects that resulted from the Rick Hansen Foundation. Don’t forget to take part in the activities taking place all month long in preparation of Rick Hansen’s visit. The Swimmers in Motion Challenge invites swimmers to record their pool lengths, with lap tracking sheets are available at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Westsyde Pool and Community Centre and the YMCA. The Many in Motion challenge asks participants to record their distances that they walk, run or roll. The tracking sheet is available at the TCC Fieldhouse. As well, the Skaters in Motion challenge is running at Valleyview and Brock arenas where skaters are asked to record their laps around the ice. With these events combined, the goal is to travel the full 40,000 kms that Rick completed during his original tour around the world by March 29! For more information on the Rick Hansen Relay, visit www. rickhansenrelay.com

Aboriginal groups receive educational grants

Interior Health’s Aboriginal Health program has awarded 16 educational grants to Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations and governments across the region to enhance the public health skill sets of aboriginal residents. “Across the province the health status of Aboriginal people is improving but we still have a long way go,” said Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Mary Polak. “By working with Aboriginal stakeholders, and addressing their needs, we are ensuring care is being delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.” “The goal of the IH Aboriginal Health Team is to work collaboratively with Aboriginal organizations and governments to improve the health of Aboriginal people within the region and I am pleased to see $200,000 in funding allocated to this important initiative,” said IH Board Chair Norman Embree. Priority was given to grant applications that would have a broad impact on the public health of Aboriginal populations; training programs are expected to: have previously proven beneficial outcomes, have the support of, or be recognized by, public health officials and take a partnership approach and foster relationships with other Aboriginal organiza-

tions. The educational grants, which each total no more than $20,000, will be used for a variety of programs including palliative care certificates, mental health first aid, suicide prevention training and substance abuse certification through the Justice Institute of B.C. “By increasing capacity through educational opportunities the whole community benefits,” said Bradley Anderson, IH Aboriginal Health

Acting Program Director. “Interior Health wanted this to be a grass roots initiative and asked applicants to tell us why they needed to build capacity in their community and how best that could be accomplished.” There are 44,900 Aboriginal people living within the Interior Health region, representing 6.3 percent of the population, which includes 55 First Nation communities and 16,200 Métis people.

The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club would like to congratulate Gregory “Spike” Wallace for his significant tenure as an important member of our organization. On March 8, the Blazers announced that by mutual agreement Spike will be leaving the team to pursue other initiatives. The Blazers and Spike have agreed that now would be an appropriate time for Spike to venture forward and pursue new opportunities. The Western Hockey League recognized Spike this week as the recipient of this season’s Distinguished Service Award, which

“is presented annually to an individual associated with the WHL who has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time at the Club or League level”. In Spike’s own words... “To our community, my thanks for your extended support. A huge thank you to all our fans, members of the Blazers Booster Club, WHL, KMHA officials and, the citizens of Kamloops. Finally to the 2011/2012 Blazers, I wish you a long and successful playoff run. I know our fans will be here to support you!”

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The Mainstage 2012 Committee announced that this year’s festival adjudicator is one of Canada’s foremost performing artists; a singer dancer, choreographer and director. He is well known for the title role in the Canadian travelling production of The Phantom of the Opera – Jeff Hyslop! Pictured here (L-R) Katrina Lund, sales and catering associate of Hotel 540, Cristina Ostapovitch, poster girl for Destination Mainstage and David Deol, VP of sales and marketing for Hotel 540. Hotel 540 will be the host hotel for the eight-day Annual Provincial Theatre Festival that is returning to Kamloops for its third year in a row. It was also announce that Kamloops will be the location of Mainstage until 2015!

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Volunteer to brighten lives The Canadian Cancer Society has three initiatives in April in need of volunteers. The 2012 Daffodil Campaign needs a treasurer to help deposit the donations received. Two co-chairs are needed to help coordinate the Cut Flower campaign and two for the Pin Campaign. The Door-to-Door neighbourhood awareness campaign shows your community that the Canadian Cancer Society is there for them and they also need a treasurer for depositing and two Co-Chairs for organizing. Contact Jennifer Masson at 250377-2478 Email: jsalvino@bc.cancer.ca. People in Motion is also needing volunteers for two programs: Volunteer Walkers for the walking program called

“Walk & Roll” and an office support assistant. If you would like to donate your time, contact the executive director Heather Brandon at 250-376-7878 or Email: hbrandon@peopleinmotion.org. Ridgeview Lodge volunteers are needed for several positions: Happy Hour Volunteers and General Volunteers. Volunteers must be able to push a wheelchair and take direction from the staff. Contact Marian Russell at 250-376-3131 Ext: 224 or 250-572-5621 or Fax: 250376-3151 or Email: marian.russell@balticproperties.ca. For these and many other volunteer opportunities, check out : www.volunteerkamloops.org

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The Raging Grannies are a group of caring older women who sing satire to raise awareness of issues relating to peace, social justice and the environment. They are politically conscious as well as equally irreverent to all political parties and often show up where we are not wanted! They dedicate their efforts to the children of the world. The Raging Grannies are inviting women of the Kamloops area to join us because of the proposed Ajax Mine and the forced installation of “Smartmeters”. Both ideas raise their hackles. For more information you can contact them by email: cumader@yahoo.com or call 250-377-4026.

Seventh anniversary for World Down Syndrome Day Each year March 21 is designated as World Down Syndrome Day. This year marks the 7th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and for the first time in 2012 this day will be officially observed by the United Nations. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Educating people about what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome as well as raising awareness within the community on how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities are key focuses of World Down Syndrome Day Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an error in cell division that results in an extra 21st chromosome. The condition leads to impairments in both cognitive ability and physical growth that range from mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Less than one in 1,000 pregnancies for mothers less than 35 years of age results in a baby with Down syndrome but this is

known to increase with the age of the mother. Although many people with Down syndrome experience developmental delays, it is not uncommon for those with Down syndrome to attend school and become active, working members in the community. It is critical that our communities consider all members as being equal, having access to the opportunities that society offers and have the chance to contribute positively to the strength and variety of our

social fabric. Join thousands of people from around the globe on March 21 for World Down Syndrome Day and help to create a single voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well being of people with Down syndrome. For more information on World Down Syndrome Day go to: http:// www.worlddownsyndromeday. org/ For local support on Down syndrome contact:Thompson Nicola Ups and Downs Society

Library launches new website The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System is pleased to unveil its new website - tnrdlib. ca. The new site launched on March 7 and was a collaborative effort between Library staff, IT and public input. “We felt it was time to give the website a fresh look as well as ensure our most popular resources were located conveniently front and centre,” said Kevin Kierans, Director of Libraries. The new site was designed to load

quickly as many library patrons do not have the luxury of broadband service. A few of Kierans’ favourite new features, in addition to the speed, include larger book cover art and a new programs and events listing. Not sure where a TNRD library is located? No problem, there’s now a custom Google map to assist you. If you need assistance with the new website, feel free to email questions@tnrdlib.ca or contact your local library.


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On your mark, get set… There is some exciting news for the singles in town and the singles scene in Kamloops just got significantly more interesting. What do you get when you combine online dating and speed dating? Crazy Mad Love! This is the name of a brand new business that aspires to do just that for the singles community. Kathy Willey is the owner of the newest online dating service that is so much more. She has the very innovative idea to link online dating with singles events such as speed dating. Speed dating is traditionally an evening out where singles meet in a controlled setting where you get a very short period of time with one person, then move on to the next person when the bell rings. The theory is that your initial first reaction or instinct when you meet someone is usually the correct one. Essentially, you get to meet multiple people in one night and the law of averages suggests you will connect with at least one person. Now imagine if

you could check out the potential dates online before the event or even send an invitation to someone who sparks your interest to the event. That is exactly what Crazy Mad Love allows you to do. The result is a night designed for meeting that special person while having a ridiculous amount of fun! This just might be the ultimate singles night out. The first event to be held in Kamloops will be held at the very intimate and extremely popular establishment, The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge. Kathy says,

Go date! “It’s going to be something different that is just a great time.” She has seen success of such events in other cities and “wanted to bring a local singles service to Kamloops.” Being a local business part owner of another local favourite, the Blue Grotto, Kathy is no stranger to the singles scene. She has witnessed first hand how singles operate. After countless hours of research and hard work, Crazy Mad Love was designed. Now Kamloops can benefit and all the singles looking for their match can find Crazy Mad Love as well! For more information on the service and singles events check out their website www. crazymadlove.ca. Cristina Ostapovitch,

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Old Time Fiddlers entertained the crowds during the recent Seedy Saturday event at Sahali Mall. (L-R) Linda Bremner on piano, Clark Hiles on guitar, Nadia Olafson and Harley Jansen on fiddles with Alice Berner and Garry Armstrong in the background.

Very, very punny! The Pun Contest There was a man who entered a local newspaper’s pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did. Chess at the Hotel A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.”



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Eight Kamloops-based groups are benefiting from a total of $315,250 in the latest round of gaming grants released by the provincial government. They are: Kamloops & District Society For People In Motion ($100,000), North Shore Community Centre Society ($15,000), Kamloops Child Development Society ($75,000), Kamloops Parent Participation Preschool Society/ Rainbow Preschool ($5,250), Scouts Canada - 3rd Kamloops Group ($5,200), KamloopsCariboo Regional Immigrants Society ($60,000), Kamloops & District Seniors Outreach Services Society ($19,000) and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Kamloops & Area Chapter ($35,800). Across British Columbia, 248 recipients will share $8,023,685 in the latest batch of grants from provincial gaming revenue. Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families. Grant recipients offer programs in the areas of sports, arts and culture, public safety, environment, human and social services, and parent advisory and district parent advisory councils. “These organizations all make significant contributions to our community. Kamloops is a better place because of their dedication and commitment.” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake.

Community Gaming Grants allow nonprofit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community. In response to the Community Gaming Grant Review conducted last July, the Province reinstated funding to adult arts, culture, and sport organizations, environ-

mental groups, and animal welfare agencies. It also increased financial support for organizations that have faced funding reductions in the past three years. This amounts to $15 million more in gaming grants than originally budgeted for 2011/12. Over 6,000 community groups across B.C. have benefited from these funds so far.

Making waves at science centre Big Little Science Centre president Dr. Dave McKinnon (left) introduced two well-known local celebrities to the centre and site of a new Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) program for children. KSO general manager Kathy Humphreys and KSO music director and conductor Bruce Dunn observe compressional waves on one of the many demonstrations.

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The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) issued a decision recently dismissing an application by an anti-smart meter group to place an injunction on the project. The BCUC dismissed the group’s premise that the technology used in the new meters exceeded the authority of the Province’s Clean Energy Act. The decision came as the BC Hydro smart metering project nears the halfway mark of installations with widespread customer acceptance of the meters and their benefits. BC Hydro has installed over 890,000 new meters to date, which represents just under half of its 1.85 million customers. Over 99 per cent of customers are accepting a smart meter and more than 1,800 customers who initially asked for their smart meter installation to be put on hold have agreed to have one installed after being provided more information about the program.

BC Hydro is responsible for providing safe, reliable power to British Columbians and smart meters are an important part of that responsibility by helping modernize B.C.’s electricity infrastructure. The new meters have been confirmed safe by health and science authorities including B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer. Smart meters communicate for an average of one minute per day and the exposure to radio frequency over the lifetime of a smart meter is equivalent to a 30-minute cell phone call. BC Hydro’s smart meters are well below Health Canada’s exposure limits and the precautionary limits set by Switzerland, the country with the most rigorous standards in the world. For more information on BC Hydro’s smart meter program, please visit www.bchydro.com/ smartmeters.

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Horne Marr Zak (HMZ) employees rolled up their sleeves to help out the Mt Paul United Church. The church is home to both Interior Community Services’ Community Kitchen and a daycare. They also open their doors to many other community groups. HMZ gave the kitchen and the upstairs daycare space a fresh coat of paint as well as donating some much needed rugs for circle time. If that wasn’t enough, they gave a generous donation to these organizations and provided lunch everyone too! The United Way Days of Caring are an opportunity for employees of a company, or any group or people, to volunteer to complete a project for a local not-for-profit organization. Without these fantastic volunteers, many of these projects would likely not be completed!

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Entertaining for your support The Kamloops Foundation is making a difference in our region every day and more can be done with your help. This year the Foundation’s focus is on increasing its Community Grants Fund by a minimum of $500,000 to meet future granting needs. Donations to the foundation are never spent but the investment income is returned to the community annually. As the fund grows, more income will be generated, and that means more grants to help non-profit organizations achieve their charitable goals. On Saturday, March 31, the Kamloops Foundation presents its first Dinner, Dance and Auction Fundraiser at the Colombo Lodge. Tickets are just $50 each with a $20 tax receipt provided to the purchaser.

This event promises to be as much about fun as it is about funds, with the cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 pm., the Colombo Lodge’s traditional spaghetti dinner at 7:00 pm followed by dancing, dozens of unique opportunities in the silent auction, and more special draws and prizes – all for a great cause – your community! You can help by attending the event or contributing a silent auction item. Tables seat parties of ten or you can come on your own and you can be seated with other community supporters. Tickets are available from Kamloops Foundation Board Members and at many locations throughout our city. For more information, contact Tania O’Toole 250-434-6995 or info@kamloopsfoundation. com.

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Get to know your neighbours at the Art We Are n Annual March Kids Camp at the BC Wildlife Park from March 19-23. Camp will be focusing on BC’s Ecosystems. FMI and registration contact 250-573-3242 ext.226 or 259. www.bczoo.org n Kelli Trottier, Coast to Coast with Greg Simm presented by Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers on Mar. 24 at 7:30pm at Heritage House in Kamloops, 100 Lorne St. FMI or tickets contact 250-376-2330. n Discover Nature at the BC Wildlife Park. Snakes of BC workshop, Gopher Snake encounter, Long Eared Owl encounter and more! FMI 250-573-3242. n Cascade Print Exchange at Arnica Artist Run Centre in the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West until April 7 featuring an International Mini Print Exhibition from Oregon State University and a collection from TRU 2nd and 3rd year printmakers. n Ensemble Made in Canada a Chamber Music Series performance on Mar. 17 at 7:30pm at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Tickets at Kamloops Live Box Office 250-374-5483. FMI info@ kamloopssymphony.com. n Spring’ into Shopping Party for home based businesses on Mar. 31 from 10am to 3pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 n Downtown Artwalk from Apr. 23 to Seymour St. FMI go to www.facebook. May 31. Deadline for artist entry is Mar. com/events/162056140575207/ 31. FMI on artist application please email: n Kamloops Family History Society meetinfo@kamloopsarts.ca or #2-219 go to www.kamVictoria Street, Kamloops, ings take placeBC on the fourth Thursday of each loopsarts.ca 250-434-6995 | info@kamloopsfoundation.com month (Sept to May) from 7-9pm at Heritage n TRU Actors Workshop Theatre preswww.kamloopsfoundation.com ents Death of a Salesman on Mar. 1 to 3 and House, 100 Lorne St. FMI 250-579-2078. n Spring Sprint Triathlon on May 6, 8 to 10. FMI contact 250-828-5020. n Filmtastic Film showing of Into the Register before Mar. 15 to qualify for Abyss, March 15 at the Paramount Theatre, the early-bird discount! Register online at www.eventsonline.ca/events/kamloops_ 503 Victoria St. FMI 250-372-7434. n Legion Ladies Auxiliary Executive springsprint/ or at Taboo Cylces, 3- 2160 Meeting on Mar. 26, at 1pm at Legion Flamingo Rd. To volunteer contact Teresa Branch 52, 425 Lansdowne. FMI contact at tseibel@shaw.ca. n Zumba Big Bash every Sat. at Cactus Joan 250-579-9220. n El Mariachi Los Dorados on March 21 Jacks, 130-5th Ave. from 7-8pm. Jan. special: at 8pm at The Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets at bring a friend and get in free! FMI or tickets Kamloops Live Box Office 250-374-5483 contact Shay at 250-852-0564 or shalen@ shiftenterprises.ca or www. kamloopslive.ca. CBC gets a taste of Johnson Sandwich…and more! Caitlin and Mallory Johnson of Johnson Sandwich performed live at The Art We Are Café for the Live CBC Radio One Broadcast on March 2.

Make a Difference Grant Recipient: BIG Little Science Centre

Make a Difference Grant Recipient: BIG Little Science Centre

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n Toastmasters - Practice your listening and speaking skills. Three times to choose from: Tuesdays 7-9pm at Maurya’s, 165 Victoria St.; Thursdays 7-8:15am and 7-9pm at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. n Soul to Soul sharing and meditation Tuesdays at 7pm from Apr. 3 to May 15 at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. FMI contact 250-314-2028 or www.cslkamloops. org. n CMHA Youth Clubhouse for youth aged 13-18 at 857 Seymour St. Mondays to Fridays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. Fun activities, exciting nights out, movies and more. FMI call 250-374-0440. n Support Group for parents and family members of children or adult children who are addicted to or abusing drugs/alcohol. Meets every Wed. at 6-8pm. Facilitated by Cogi Smith. Call 250-372-2262 for more info. n Gamblers Anonymous meet Thursdays, 10am at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. In confidence call 250-374-9165 or 374-9866. n Barnhartvale Dances - Vern Cave the Fender Bender every Sun. from 8-11:30pm at the Barnhartvale Community Hall, 7370 Barnhartvale Rd. n Meet Up held every Tuesday morning at The Art We Are at 10am. Get to know your neighbors or for anyone who is interested in meeting others over a cup of coffee or tea. FMI go to meetup.com or call 250-851-2670. n Tournament City Derby Dolls are looking for female or male referees and non-skating officials. FMI visit www.tcdd.ca. n Daytime courses for seniors with Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS). For details, visit www.kals.ca or call 250-8195153. n Order of the Royal Purple invites new members. The tradition of service requires a legacy of support. Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Call Eleanor at 250-374- 2806. n Scottish Country Dancing - Tuesdays 7:30pm at Stuart Wood School gym, 245 St. Paul St. No kilt or experience necessary. For more info contact Diane at dicoulo@gmail. com.

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Your Horoscope

PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Try to spend some time on your own. You need to be around friends and family. Someone you live with could be frustrated and upset. You need to take a good look at all sides of an issue before making a decision. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) You will be popular and will easily attract members of the opposite sex. Your moneymaking opportunities will flourish. You can ask for favors but don’t take them for granted. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Job changes are in order. Go for interviews or send out resumes. Avoid friends or acquaintances who drink too much. Do not borrow or lend money or belongings to friends or relatives if you wish to avoid any hassles. Although up setting, changes in your domestic situation will be favorable. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Those you work with may have little consideration for the underdog. You may find that your mate is well aware of the circumstances. Your depressed mood has been hard to shake. Try to compromise rather than having an all out battle. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Moneymaking opportunities will surface. You may have the opportunity to get involved in some interesting conversations. Self improvement projects should be your key concern. Use your genuine warmth and compassion to win hearts. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  You’ll find it difficult to control your emotions. Don’t be too eager to buy things for those who really don’t deserve it. Be honest in your communication and don’t lose your cool. A residential move may be necessary to get a better job. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) You will be subject to pushy individuals if you get involved in uncertain organizations. Someone may be trying to take advantage of you. You may want to pull out some of those unfinished project you’ve got tucked away. You will feel the limitations if you have been overdoing it. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Don’t hesitate to visit someone who hasn’t been well. Move forward if you want to turn your life around. Your boss may not be in the best of moods this week. Sudden disruptions will cause upset and a change of routine in your home environment. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Avoid any over indulgences. Visitors may be likely to drop by. Social activities will be satisfying. Your added discipline will help you complete the impossible at work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) You can get into self awareness groups or look into physical enhancement programs. Don’t get involved in joint ventures. Travel could turn out to be more exciting than you imagined. Your partner may be somewhat irritable this week. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Try to curb your habits, or you could find yourself in an awkward financial position. Your stability will aid you in getting support from your fellow workers. Think about taking the time to complete unfinished domestic chores. Try to channel your energy into professional endeavors. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Losses are likely if you have left your financial affairs in other people’s hands. It’s time you let your true feelings out. You need a change of pace. So smile!. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com




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