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The average Canadian uses 326 litres of water per day. The average Kamloops resident uses about 800-850 litres of water per day. In the summer that number rises to 1800 litres of water per person, per day! Eighty percent of the water consumed in the summer is used outdoors to water grass, hose driveways and wash vehicles. Lawn Care Tips: Proper lawn care can help reduce water usage and save you money. Mowing high – leaving grass about 5 – 7.5 cm tall – shades the roots and helps prevent evaporation. Leaving your grass clippings on the lawn, known as grasscycling, can help reduce watering and fertilizing. Lastly, water deeply, but infrequently. Your lawn only needs about 2.5cm of water per week to stay green, but try watering only 1 – 2 times a week. It encourages deep rooting and drought tolerance. Xeriscape: By xeriscaping our individual landscapes, we use water more responsibly. Even if you are not ready to do a complete make-over, becoming more knowledgeable and aware of your existing landscape is a start. Here are two simple steps that will make a difference: alter your irrigation to match your plants actual water requirements, and make adjustments to minimize overspray onto hard surfaces. For information on the seven xeriscaping principles pick up a brochure from City Hall. Get some xeriscaping ideas by visiting the demonstration garden at McArthur Island, or the one at the booster station in Westsyde at 790 Harrington Road.

dog spots, attracts beneficial insects and is inexpensive. Why not try an experimental clover lawn in a small area and see how much time, money, and water you save? Starting a Clover Lawn Springtime is best for seeding; however, it can also be seeded in fall. There are two starting points – bare ground and existing lawn. To mix clover in with an existing lawn: 1. To allow clover seed to reach the soil surface, grass should be cut short and bagged. 2. Rake up extra debris and clippings. 3. Seeding recommendations are 60 – 245 grams per 100 m2. For clover to be dominant use 245 g per 100 m2 (8 oz per 1,000 ft2). 454 grams of seed contain about 800,000 seeds. 4. Since the seed is so small and difficult to sow evenly, it is suggested that it be mixed with soil, sawdust, or graded sand (grain size approx. 1 mm) for distribution in a broadcast spreader. Do NOT cover seed with a layer more than 0.6cm (¼”) deep. 5. If there is no clover present in the lawn or nearby – you may need to add a bacterial inoculant to promote the best growth. It can be mixed with the seed. 6. Water daily for about 10 days. At temperatures above 15 degrees C, most seed will germinate in less than a week. 7. Until established mow regularly at 3.75 – 5 cm (1.5 – 2”), then return to higher mowing height.

For maintenance tips and other Consider Clover: Traditional lawns can be information on clover pick up the brochure costly and time-consuming to maintain. Clover - Friend or Foe? from City Hall or visit White clover can be a great alternative. It www.kamloops.ca/ipm. stays greener with less water, is immune to 2 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

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Save Time, Money & Water! Have a lawn you can feel good about. Here are three lawn care tips that will save time, money and water: 1. Mow High Leaving grass 5 – 7.5 cm (2-3�) tall, shades the roots and helps prevent evaporation. 2. Grasscycle Leave grass clippings on the lawn when mowing. Eliminate bagging and raking and reduce watering and fertilizing. 3. Water Properly Water deeply, but infrequently. This means watering 1 - 2 days per week, but when you do, give your grass about 2.5 cm (1") of water. Consider Clover: Reasons Why Traditional Lawns are Becoming Less Desirable t*O,BNMPPQT SBJOGBMMJTOPUFOPVHIUPLFFQHSBTTHSFFOBOEUIFDPTUPGXBUFSJOHHSBTTDBOCFBOJTTVF t.BOZQFPQMFEPOPUIBWFUIFUJNFPSFOFSHZUPNBJOUBJOBMBXOUIBUOFFETUPCFDVUBOEXBUFSFEGSFRVFOUMZ t5IFSFBSFFOWJSPONFOUBMDPODFSOTTVSSPVOEJOHQFTUJDJEFT DIFNJDBMGFSUJMJ[FST BOEMBXONPXFSFNJTTJPOT Advantages of White Clover t4UBZTHSFFOBMMTVNNFSXJUIMFTTXBUFSUIBOHSBTT t(SPXTXFMMJOQPPSTPJM    t*NNVOFUPEPHTQPUT    t/FWFSOFFETOJUSPHFOBQQMJDBUJPOBTJUDSFBUFTJUTPXO

   

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HOW TO TAKE MEDICATION SAFELY Pharmacists play an important role in preventing medication errors. To make sure you use medicines safely and effectively, Shoppers Pharmacists Tim, Mike and Jim recommend that you: • Keep a list of all medications that you take (prescribed drugs, nonprescription medicines, herbal supplements, home remedies, and medical foods) and medicines that you cannot take due to allergic reactions, and share those with your doctor or pharmacist. • Tell your pharmacist how you actually take your medication, especially if this is different from the originally prescribed directions. • Learn the names of the drug products that are prescribed and given to you, as well as their dosage strength and schedules. • Ask if you should avoid certain foods, beverages, other medicines, or activities while you are taking the drug. • Ask for any written information available on the drug product. • Question anything you don’t understand or that doesn’t seem right. Be especially alert to unexpected changes, such as receiving a prescription refill that seems to have a different strength or appearance from your original prescription. • Show that you understand how to use your medication by repeating informa4 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

tion about your prescription back to your pharmacist. • If you’re too ill to follow these suggestions, ask a friend or relative to help. • You can always ask to speak to the pharmacist if you have questions about your treatment or medications - we are open until midnight. Giving Your Children Medicine When it comes to medicines, children are not just little adults. Here are some important tips to remember when giving your child medicine. Only give your child medicine that was suggested by a doctor or pharmacist. • Never give children medicines meant for adults. • Don’t share prescription medicines with other children, including family members. • Don’t give cough and cold medicine that you bought at a grocery or drug store to babies or children who are 2 years old or younger. • Keep your medicine in the bottle that the medicine came in. • When you get your medicine from the pharmacy, ask for bottles that are safe for children. • Keep all medicines, including herbs, vitamins and supplements, out of reach of children, or in a locked cabinet.

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are substances in grapefruit th interfere with at can the way your body absorbs and breaks dow n (metabolizes) certain drugs. This interferen ce allows a h igher amount of the drug th an usual to circ ulate in your bloodstream, w hich can occasio nally result in serious or life-th reatening advers e reactions. As little as one glass of grapefru it juice (8 oz. or 250 mL) can ca use an increased blood drug level and the eff ects can last for th ree days or more. Therefore , even if you dri n k th e juice in the morning an d do not take yo u r m ed until bedtime, ication the level of the drug in your blood could still be affected. The effects vary from one perso n to another, from one drug to another, an d from one grapefruit juice preparation to another. This results in an un predictable incr ea se in blood drug level, whic h in some case s can cause serious effects.


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A home theater system is composed of multiple speakers that seek to emulate the quality of sound and video of movie theaters in a private home. History - Home theaters became a hit in the United States when Kodak 8mm film projectors became affordable to consumers. Multi-channel audio systems and laser discs became the next generation of home theaters. When VHS players became available on the market, many household owners purchased one. Through time and continuous improvement, people have enjoyed the technology brought along by DVDs, High Definition Television and Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio systems. Today, expensive home theater systems include a Blu-ray player, a 60� HDTV with a 16:9 (widescreen) format, a home theater receiver with five to seven surround sound speakers and one very powerful subwoofer. This setup could cost almost $80,000. Some families might even afford to setup a custom-built screening room, which includes cinema style chairs and digital projectors. 5.1 Surround Sound - Home theaters typically include either Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1 or 7.1 sound systems. The decimal number is the subwoofer and the first number is the number of speakers it can support. So a Dolby Digital 5.1 would include a subwoofer, 2 front and 2 rear surround sound speakers and a center channel speaker. The center channel would be responsible for the voices in the movie. Positioning/Setup A 5.1 Home Theater System starts with positioning of the television set. It should be positioned in a way that no light from doors or windows would reflect on it. 6 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Reflections will make the darker scenes of the movie hard to make out. Place your receiver next to the television set. The front of the receiver should be exposed, since it will receive the commands from the remote control. Place other components like a laserdisc, DVD, or Blu-ray player on the top or bottom of the receiver to make connection easier. Before making the connections, make sure that you buy the highest quality cables, since this will also affect the quality of the audio. As much as possible, use either fiber optic audio-in or S-Video connections. Run the wires where you would place your front and rear speakers. Spare about two to three extra feet of wire for further adjustments in the future. Front channel speakers should be placed near the television set for sounds that should appear to be coming directly from the screen. The subwoofer can be placed anywhere, as long as it faces the audience. It should not be placed under furniture or in a corner. The front surround sound speaker should be three to four feet away from your receiver and center channel speaker. If you have a large room, place it farther away. Rear surround sound speaker placement should match the distance between the front speaker and the receiver with the distance between the front and the rear speakers. Make sure that the speakers are equidistant to each other, facing the sweet spot where the audience will usually sit to watch a movie. Finally, calibrate all your components and speakers so that you get balanced audio from all of them. Use a sound meter if necessary. You can now watch a movie and test your 5.1 theater system at home.


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HOW TO CHOOSE AN APPLIANCE STORE Check your space. Whether you’re looking for a refrigerator, microwave, or clothes washer, check the space you have for it first. Measure in all directions and have the size limits written down before you go looking at appliances. Don’t bother evaluating anything that won’t fit.

5. Choose an appliance that will be cleanable. Look for a finish that will help to hide fingerprints, unless wiping the surface of your fridge is your favorite hobby. Loo k for small or enclosed spaces that might be hard to clean, and if something needs to come apart to be cleaned, try taking it apart.

Check capacity, too. Do you wash lots of big dishes or do laundry for a large family? Or, do you live in a small apartment and do laundry only for yourself?

Don’t forget buttons, knobs, and controls. Some appliances have nice, flat panels that can be cleaned in one wipe; others require a lot of disassembly to get at spills down underneath knobs.

2. Determine your budget. If you know ahead of time that you’ll be replacing an appliance (such as if you’re replacing it for style or because it is starting to fail), you may also wish to check prices ahead of time and start saving up towards a replacement. A higher price does not always mean higher quality. If you’re on a budget, try for a good, mid-range model that will work well and last a long time. 3. Read reviews. It’s very easy to find online reviews on just about any product these days, and for appliances, it’s certainly worth reading a few for the model(s) you think you want. If a brand or model has a lot of problems, you’ll know it. Don’t forget Consumer Reports. They regularly test things like major appliances. It’s worth seeing what they thought of various models, too.

6. Choose the features you want, and be realistic about it. It’s very easy to spend a lot of money for features you’ll use twice and forget about. If you’re buying a refrigerator, it’s to keep your food cold. Maybe the ice maker is important to you, too, but does it really need a digital temperature control on the front? Most people only set the temperature in a refrigerator once, unless something changes. 7. Check the energy ratings for your appliance. Over the life of an appliance, a little bit more energy used can add up to a lot of money. This is the extended cost of your appliance purchase. If this is an upgrade, see if your local utility or anyone else is offering rebates for upgrading to a more energy-efficient model.

4. Choose a style, color, and finish. This may be more important if you need something to match other appliances in your kitchen. In your garage or laundry room, it might not matter too much.

8. Shop around and negotiate. If you know what make(s) and model(s) you want, it can be well worth calling around. If you’re not a great negotiator, simply ask, “What is the best price you can offer?” and ask various stores. Don’t forget to look online, too.

Expect to have major appliances for a while. Generally, choose a neutral color that will still look good (whether or not it’s still current and in fashion) in ten years or more.

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Summer is here and the heat levels in the city may rise again. People will want to take second showers every day or confine themselves inside the house and turn on the air conditioning. But wait, you don’t have an air conditioner? Fret not. Here is a list of the types of air conditioning systems to choose from before heading out to the dealer store and purchasing a unit. Window-Type Air Conditioning. This is a common type of air condition unit, usually used in small rooms and homes. In this type of air conditioning, all the parts--the compressor, condenser, coil, and evaporating and cooling coil (or the refrigeration mechanism)--are housed in a single box that can be fitted through a hole made in the wall or window. This is the most practical and economical to install among all the types of air conditioning, and installation is a breeze. However, it may produce loud noises and in the long run it has limited cooling power and uses more power than central air conditioning of the same cooling value. Central Air Conditioning System or Split-Type Air Conditioning. As its name suggests, this type of air conditioning is “split” into two parts: the outdoor and the indoor unit. If you want to cool down an entire house or building, then the central air conditioning system is the right type for you. The outdoor unit usually consists of the compressor, condenser and regulating valve. The indoor unit, on the other hand, houses the evaporator and the furnace. Cold refrigerant is transported to the indoor unit from the one outside by a tube. 10 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

With this type of air conditioning, you don’t have to make a hole in the wall, as uses the ductwork from your furnace to move cool air around the building. Packaged Air Conditioner. Packaged air conditioners are used to fill up two or more rooms at a time. It is similar to the window-type air conditioning in that all of the heating and cooling components are typically housed in a single box. They typically are mounted on the roof of an office or commercial building and can be very large. This type requires ductwork to be piped to the unit and is installed during construction. Portable Air Conditioner. Portable air conditioners are small-type air conditioning systems used to provide ventilation to a small room. These air conditioners have wheels at the foot so that they can be easily moved around. This is ideal for people who don’t use air conditioning that much and for those who would require ventilation in other rooms of the house as well. These too can be noisy and do use more power. As always, it’s best to identify the purpose of your air conditioning unit before purchasing one. See if it will fit in your house. When purchasing a central air conditioner get a quote from a professional HVAC company. Check that they are listed with the Better Business Bureau. Make sure that they review efficiency of the equipment, warranties and electrical requirements needed for your installation. Some new installations will require an electrical permit.


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HOW TO SAVE YOUR SANITY & IMPROVE YOUR SWING Welcome to the gentleman’s game of golf, where the breeze often carries a distant murmur of swear words, and expensive clubs suffer routine abuse. Since its inception sometime in the Middle Ages, golf has inspired obsession. Some players are lured by the refined aura of the sport, the sweeping links and velvety greens. Others are obsessed with golfing gear -- the latest drivers, spiked shoes and fancy putters. Still others simply enjoy driving around in the golf cart. There’s no denying that golf sings a siren’s song. Too often, however, that song is soured by a wicked slice or a ball that plummets to its final resting place at the bottom of a water trap. “They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken”. Before you throw down your clubs in frustration or unleash a string of profanity that would make your mother blush, we offer 6 Pieces to the Golf Swing Puzzle, from the most basic fundamentals to the golden rule of golf, that will help you save your sanity and improve your swing. Any ham-fisted gorilla can grab a club and start whacking away at the ball. However, if your goal is to improve your swing, the first step is to pay attention to the way you hold your club.

6 PIECES TO THE GOLF SWING PUZZLE #1 THE SETUP The setup is the first piece of this puzzle. So, let’s start from the ground up. Generally speaking, your right shoe should be square and your left toe should be flared. A square right foot creates an environment for your lower body to remain relatively passive during puzzle pieces 2 and 3. However, if you struggle turning during the back-swing, experiment with flaring your right foot. This will give you more range of motion to turn properly. As for the left toe, some flare allows you to clear your lower body through impact and to the finish. Your knees at address should be slightly flexed. This helps to create an athletic and balanced setup. Most Tour pros start with a neutral grip. Both V’s formed by my thumbs and index fingers point to your right ear. This allows you the best opportunity to square the face at impact so that your ball starts relatively close to your target line. The left arm should be extended at address and that extension should be maintained through the entire swing, all the way up to the finish. The right arm should start soft, allowing for a smooth takeaway. Finally, it’s imperative to create spine tilt at address. You want some tilt for irons, and more for fairway woods and the driver. Follow these steps for a good setup, and you’ll get your swing off to a great start. #2 TAKEAWAY The takeaway is one of the most misunderstood pieces of the golf swing. The goal here is to start the club on a good plane. Unfortunately, most amateurs take the club too far to the inside. This occurs because the hands don’t cock properly and the shoulders turn too quickly. Instead, when you take the club away, your hands should start to hinge immediately when your arms start moving. Also, your weight shouldn’t shift much during the takeaway. Notice the angle between your left arm and the shaft when the

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shaft reaches near horizontal. There’s no need to shift, slide or force your weight over to your right side just yet. Hinging of the wrists will really allow you to create speed where it counts during the downswing. #3 THE TURN The second half of the back-swing should comprise mostly of a turning motion. The shoulders should start to rotate, which allows the shaft plane to round out. Your shaft should be pointing at the golf ball. That’s an indication you’re on the proper plane. Also, as the shoulders turn, your weight should move into the inside of your back foot. In fact, approximately 80% of your weight should be on your right foot at the top of the back-swing. Also, it’s important to maintain a bit of flex in your right knee. Creating a good turn will allow you to transition properly, which is the next puzzle piece. #4 THE TRANSITION If the takeaway isn’t the most misunderstood piece of the golf swing, then it has to be the transition. The best players in the world transition in this order: lower body bump, torso rotation, arms dropping and wrists unhinging. Transitioning from the top of your swing toward the finish position in this order will allow the club to swing down onplane or in the proverbial “slot.” Most amateurs start down with the arms first, instead of with the lower body and then the torso. If you do that, it will create an over-the-top move, causing you to slice or pull your shots. If you transition properly, you have a better chance to maintain some lag (wrist hinge) in your swing, which then releases a split second before impact. #5 IMPACT This puzzle piece encompasses the delivery of the golf club to the golf ball. The best players in the world create ideal impact conditions, which include forward shaft lean, weight moved into the left leg even though the head should be behind the ball and a relatively square club-face. The right arm should be straightening at impact, and it’s crucial to have separation between your hips and shoulders, meaning the best players in the world at impact are relatively square with their shoulders, but their hips are opened to the target. This separation helps create room for your hands and arms to deliver the club properly, and by the way, the driver is the only club that you want to consider hitting level-to-up on. For all the other clubs, the club-head should be moving down into the back of the ball. #6 FINISH Wow, you made it! If all the previous pieces are done properly, the finish will fall into place on its own. The keys to the finish are simple: Make sure the majority of the weight is on your left foot (up to 95%) and that you’re in a good, balanced stance. You should be able to hold your finish until the ball lands. You should be all the way into your left side (Right hand swing) and the entire sole of your shoe will be visible. Also, your lead leg is fully extended as there’s no more flexion in your left knee. Now that you’re educated on each puzzle piece, I challenge you to put them all together. You’ll see your golf swing come alive like a completed puzzle and your scores will go down dramatically!

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g Gripping the cl ub too tightly, especially with your stron g hand, can m ake your swing cut across the ball instead of connecting with it directly. A light grip can actually produce better results than a ti ght grip, becau se unnecessary muscle tensi speed of your sw on slows down the ing . On the left han d, all the pressu re on the grip should b e coming from the last three fingers. N eith the thumb of th er the forefinger nor e left hand sho uld put any pressure on the club. With both han ds, pressure on the club should come fr om the pads of the hand and the fingers , but never the palms.


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HOW TO BUY A USED CAR • Look for a dealership where traded vehicles or purchased vehicles are first visually inspected for signs of damage and obvious wear and tear externally as well as internally. Take the vehicle for a road test to ascertain its fitness behind the wheel.

exists then we perform the repairs or replace the required parts such as tires and brakes and suspension parts and perform and outstanding recalls, we then perform a high level detail on the car to make it look as blameless as possible

• Certain dealerships generate some reports as well as some research - ask for these.

• Ultimately when we represent a vehicle it’s our reputation that is on the line, we have been in business for 45 years serving this community and surrounding area and we don’t take that responsibility lightly so we are very careful what we sell and how we represent it as we have to stand behind it.

• Look into the vehicles acceptance/ popularity to determine how common the vehicle is in your marketplace: does it sell fast or slow, are certain options a must for you or your family • Ask for the car proof reports, these will tell you a great deal of information on the car, its place of origin, if it’s been out of province, whether the vehicle been in any accidents and relevant information on the registered owners and any bank liens or encumbrances. • Ask your dealer about mechanical inspections by a qualified journeyman technician. Reputable dealers only sell and represent good quality fully inspected pre-owned vehicles. You are probably best to buy a late model but some dealers offer highly desirable older cars and truck as well. Have a specific reason if you are looking for older models.

SO WHY SHOULD YOU BUY FROM KAMLOOPS DODGE • 45 years in business with a reputation to protect • Specialize in what we do and what we sell • Fully inspect all of our pre-owned units mechanically and aesthetically • Full reports on car proof on vehicle history • No liability to worry about with lien payout or encumbrances (money owing on cars from other parties)

• Inquire about financing and extended warranties, if available and if insurance and licensing is available on site.

• Bank finance and Extended warranty are offered at time of sale to provide peace of mind

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Consumer How To

Apples The color of apples can range from yellow to green to red. When shopping for them, look for firm fruit that has a rich color. Apples will keep in the refrigerator crisper for up to a month.

Broccoli Look for bright, compact heads; avoid those that look bruised. The bud clusters should be dark green or green with a purplish cast. The buds should not be open, which is a sign of overmaturity. Microwaving broccoli retains more nutrients than boiling. Leftover broccoli is delicious in a salad topped with an Asian dressing of peanut oil, rice vinegar or fruit juice, and a dash of dark sesame oil.

Bananas The best bananas have a solid yellow color speckled with brown. Greenish bananas ripen well at home, so they’re worth buying if you plan on eating them later. Store bananas at room temperature--not in the fridge--since they age more quickly when cold. Mash Cabbage Choose cabbage with a dense, heavy head overripe bananas to use in cookies and pancakes. and with red or green leaves. Cabbage will keep for a Blueberries Look for firm, brightly colored blueberries. couple of weeks in the fridge. If you make coleslaw, vary Skip those that look mushy and always examine the the ingredients by tossing in some chopped almonds, container. If it’s stained or leaking, chances are the diced apples, shredded carrots and pineapple chunks. berries are beginning to spoil. Blueberries freeze very Besides traditional slaw dressings, cabbage also pairs well, but don’t wash them beforehand. Spread them on nicely with a blue cheese dressing.

a cookie sheet, place in the freezer until solid and then Cauliflower Look for compact curds and don’t transfer to a freezer-safe container. worry about green leafy bits throughout the bunch. Cantaloupes These melons should have a sweet smell; Avoid heads that are discolored or blemished. If the to the touch, the end should have a little bit of give. cauliflower still has its green outside leaves, you can bet Store ripe, whole cantaloupes in the fridge, where it’s fresh. Store cauliflower in a perforated plastic bag they’ll last for a week. Cut melons will keep for a few in the refrigerator crisper, where it will last for up to a week. Puree leftover cauliflower and serve as you would days. Overripe cantaloupes make a fine soup. mashed potatoes. Oranges The heavier the fruit for its size, the juicier it’s likely to be. Avoid oranges with thick, coarse or spongy Corn Look for corn with green, moist-looking husks; skin. Oranges will keep in the fridge for a few weeks. avoid brownish husks. When you peel back the husks, Squeeze the juice from leftover oranges and use to the kernels should be plump. If you apply slight pressure to a kernel with your fingernail, juice should squirt out; flavor sauces and salad dressings. this is a sign of freshness. Corn on the cob should be Peaches Tree ripened peaches taste best of all. Fresh used soon after buying. Leftovers can be stirred into peaches have a short season and are fairly perishable, casseroles and used in Southwestern-style dishes like so don’t buy more than you plan to use in a couple of quesadillas. days. Use slightly overripe peaches in sauces. Cucumbers Select hard cucumbers; avoid those that Pears There are several varieties of pears. Anjous (oval appear yellowish. Cucumber skin has a natural sheen with white flesh and green skin) are delicious to eat to it. Cucumbers will last for a week in the fridge and out of hand and to use in cooking. Bartletts (golden are excellent cut into thin strips and tossed with rice and bell shaped) are good raw or cooked. Aromatic vinegar, sugar and toasted sesame seeds. Boscs (tapered and russeted) are delicious raw. Comice (round and sweet) is the best dessert pear. Not as Mushrooms Before buying mushrooms, look at the sturdy as apples, pears should be used within a week underside to make sure the gills (the row of paper-thin after ripening. Prepare them simply by coring, adding tissue located under the caps) aren’t open, a sign that a little sugar and cinnamon, then baking--in a pan with the mushrooms are past their prime. Chose those whose about a half inch of water and wine--until slightly soft. gills are lighter in color. Remember, raw mushrooms Or poach pears in a bit of red wine until they take on a don’t freeze well, so cook them first. Potatoes Store potatoes in a cool, dry place. If you use beautiful red color. Strawberries Look for firm strawberries with the cap a plastic bag, poke holes in it so air can circulate. Baking stem still attached. Avoid those with large, uncolored potatoes are good baked or mashed. Red-skinned seedy areas. Never wash strawberries vigorously. Just potatoes make great hash browns. Use leftover mashed rinse under running water before using. Overripe potatoes to make potato pancakes. Mix with an egg, berries are great in smoothies. You can also freeze them milk and chopped garlic. Panfry in olive oil until goldenbrown on both sides. (unwashed) to use later in muffin batter. Watermelons This fruit may or may not have seeds, and comes with flesh that runs from pink to orange to gold. Shop for a cut melon with rich-colored flesh, dark seeds and no white streaks. If you buy a whole melon, it should be symmetrical with a smooth surface, pale green color and well-rounded ends. Store ripe watermelon in the refrigerator, but be sure to remove it an hour or so before serving for the sweetest taste. 16 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Spinach Fresh spinach has healthy-looking, dark-green leaves; avoid those that are wilted and discolored. Get rid of sandy residue by soaking then gently rinsing in cold water. If you’re making a salad, wash only the amount of spinach you plan to use. Spinach that has wilted in the veggie crisper is best served sautéed.


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Listen to word of mouth recommendations.

- Ask for references.

No amount of advertising can replace a good recommendation from somebody you know and trust. If a friend or acquaintance had a great caterer for their wedding, then this is a caterer you should talk to for your next big event. Conversely, bad reviews should also be heeded.

When entrusting a single company to handle the food for your event it is essential that you ask for references. Don’t just ask them to hand over names; instead ask for referrals of several recent events they catered.

- Schedule a tasting. Caterers who provide food for large events should offer to provide you with a tasting, in order to gain your business for a large contract. Keep in mind, however, that this tasting will be the very best product the caterers can produce. There’s also often a huge difference in quality between preparing a meal for 2 compared to 500. - Consider the caterer’s specialty. Some caterers specialize in larger scale events and have the equipment and expertise to professionally handle larger numbers of guests. Other caterers specialize in smaller intimate events, cocktail parties, or even just delivery of catered food. Be wary of the caterer who claims to be able to do it all, chances are that they don’t excel at any of it. - Consider what services you need. Some caterers will only prepare and deliver you the food you ordered, and may even go so far as to set it up. Others can provide fully trained wait staff and support personnel. If you’re having a formal event requiring plated service then you want a catering company large enough to handle your needs. Feel free to ask the caterer if their staff comes from a temporary agency or if they are employees of the catering company. Wait staff that comes from a temp agency can imply that the catering company doesn’t often handle large, staffed events. 18 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

- Inquire about food freshness. Many caterers cut corners in food preparation by using frozen products. Fresh is always best and they’re charging you as though it were made fresh. Insist on only using a caterer that uses fresh food, not frozen. - Call the local health department. Most catering companies are subject to licensing and regulation by their local health department, and there will be records on any prior complaints, issues and inspections. This is usually considered public information. If the catering company you’re considering hiring has had violations or complaints it’s time to look elsewhere. - Ask for a quotation. Too often, asking to see the bottom line price is the first step in hiring a caterer when in fact it should be the last. The food for a wedding can be more than 50 percent of the entire wedding cost; you’re going to get what you pay for. If your caterer is dropping their price you can be assured they’re dropping their quality as well. - Read the contract. Never hire a contractor without a firm contract in place. This protects your interests in case the caterer doesn’t follow through. Once you’ve decided on your caterer and agreed upon a price, sign the contract after reading it through carefully.


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INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY Community Investing is a powerful local approach to putting your money to work in the service of your values. By providing hardworking individuals and organizations with the financing they need to help themselves, Community Investing offers solutions to many twenty-first century challenges, from inner-city decay to the decline of the rain forests.

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Think of money being to the local economy what blood is to our body. The money has to stay inside and continuously circulate around for the economy to remain healthy. When our money goes out of our local economy it’s like a bleeding wound. If we don’t care for that wound and just let it bleed, we could bleed out and die. So next time you have a need, before running out to the big-box department stores or browsing a giant online retailer, consider finding out where you can get those items locally and simultaneously invest in your community.

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Slow Down. Chat and Mingle When thinking of investing, most think of money. But there is more to wealth. A wealthy community is rich with friends, time, beauty, and so much more. It all starts with relationships, so the next time you are out, take the time to mingle, say hello, and chat. Every new relationship is a sound investment in your community.

Support Locally-Owned Businesses When compared, local business has two to four times greater economic benefit for the community than other business. They spend, employ, and donate more locally. So why not support them? By supporting a local farmers market, you will get healthy food, and help build local farms.

Become a Volunteer A community may be financially wealthy, but without volunteers it’s surely a “poor” community. Volunteering builds wealth, whether it’s picking up the trash and talking to your neighbours while you do so, planting trees, or joining your local community association.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR PRESCHOOL The first words, first steps, first days of school -- anytime your child starts or learns something new is a nervous and exciting time for everyone. A child that is just beginning preschool for the first time faces many emotions and worries. As a parent, you can help to ease the fears and worries that often arise with the prospect of being in an unfamiliar place without mom or dad. Use the following tips to make the transition easier on the whole family and also make your child’s first year of school a memorable one. Teach the fundamentals. During the time that your child has either been at home with your or at daycare, she has probably learned some of the basics of kindness and etiquette. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t more to learn or that even a refresher course isn’t necessary. Take the time to teach or reiterate how to take turns, listen and have patience when waiting for the teacher. By the time a child is at preschool age (usually between the ages of three and five), she has already learned most of these skills but it doesn’t hurt to practice them whenever the opportunity arises. Visit your local library. The library can be an important tool in readying your child for preschool in a couple of ways. First of all, there are numerous books that can help prepare children for the beginning of preschool. By asking your librarian for stories on going to school for the first time, you can check out different books that will help your child to know that he or she is not alone in some of the fears of going to school. Most of the stories you will find will be fiction and written from the child’s point of view. This helps children to identify with the characters in the story and what they did or experienced during the school day. Also, many libraries have story times in which parents and children come to enjoy a story or activity with a group of children close to their age. By taking advantage of this time, your child will receive interaction with other children, enjoy a story read by the parent volunteer or child librarian, and be able to practice many of the skills you have already been working on, like taking turns and using good listening skills. 22 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Let’s pretend. It is true that pretending is a child’s way of learning more about the world around him and how to interact in it. Children act out scenarios and scenes that they might encounter in real life. Take the time to set up a “pretend school” with your child. You can use a small table and chairs, invite “friends” (like teddies and dolls) and you can be the teacher. Make up a snack time, story time and different activities (like art) that your child might have in preschool. Ask your child what he would like to learn in pretend school. Make it silly and use this time to talk about the different things that can happen at school. If you’ve made a trip to the library and found a favorite story about beginning preschool, your child may benefit from acting the part of the main character and make up your own adventure from the book. Take a practice run. If you already know what school your child will be attending, this is a good opportunity to pay a visit a week or two before your child starts. Let her meet the teacher and observe what a day at school will be like. If possible, make a couple of trips to let your child familiarize herself with the surroundings before school actually begins. Some schools will allow you and your child to do this prior to beginning preschool. Some schools even have a special afternoon or night where everyone comes to meet one another and get acquainted. When you do have a practice run of school, be sure to include any ready-for-school routines you will have at home, so that your child also becomes familiar with what she will need to do at home to get ready for preschool. These are just a few of the many ways to help your child prepare for preschool. No matter how you choose to help your child, remember to take your time, be patient with him and listen to all his fears and thoughts. This is an exciting and scary time for both parent and child. Just taking the time to be there for your child can help to ease her worries greatly and give her a sense of comfort when the big day comes. Register now for Fall Programs. www.kamloopskidz.com


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FINANCIAL TIPS

Look for a financial adviser who is a certified financial planner (CFP). They’re licensed and regulated, plus take mandatory classes on different aspects of financial planning. Consider the planner’s pay structure. A planner who earns money based on commission rather than a flat, hourly rate could have an incentive to steer you in a particular direction. Read the code of ethics that your financial planner adheres to. Look for the word “fiduciary” and language that requires planners to look after your best interests.

SHOULD YOU USE A FINANCIAL PLANNER? You can certainly go it alone when it comes to managing your money. But you could also try to do it yourself when it comes to auto repair. In both areas, doing it yourself is a brilliant idea for some, and a flawed plan for many, many others. Mastering personal finance requires many hours of research and learning. For most, it’s not worth the time and ongoing effort. As you get older, busier and (it is hoped) more wealthy, your financial goals – and options – get more complicated. A financial helper can save you time. Financial planners can also help you remain disciplined about your financial strategies. They’ll make the moves for you or badger you until you make them yourself. Procrastination can cause all sorts of money problems or unrealized potential, so it pays to have someone riding you to stay on track. We’re not suggesting that you ignore personal finance and turn over all your concerns to an adviser. But even if you know the basics, it’s a comfort to know that you have someone keeping watch over your money. It may sound crazy to give someone 1% of your annual assets to manage them, but you get a buffet of advice about almost anything related to personal finance. The price becomes sensible when you consider that you’re paying to establish a comfortable retirement, save for your child’s college or choose the right mortgage when borrowing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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of their qualifications and expertise. Ultimately, what’s important is that you’re confident that your advisor has the experience and expertise necessary to help you reach your financial goals. Don’t be afraid to meet with several potential advisors before choosing one. To make the most of your meeting, draw up a list of questions you want to ask. Be sure to take them to your meeting. It’s best to go with a certified financial planner (CFP), which is an instant signal of credibility – but not a guarantee of same. To start, ask people like you if they can recommend a planner. If you have kids, ask a colleague who also has children. If you’re single and just out of college, check with a friend in the same boat. If possible, you want to find a planner with successful experience advising clients in the same stage of life as you. A few more tips for finding the best planner for your situation: Consider the planner’s pay structure: You typically want to avoid commission-based advisers. Planners who work on commission may have less than altruistic incentives to push a certain life insurance package or mutual fund if they’re getting a cut of that revenue. But fee-based advisers aren’t perfect. Advisers earning 1% of your annual assets might be disinclined to encourage you to liquidate your investments or buy a big house, even if those are the right moves at a particular point in your life, because their fee would shrink. If you’re starting out and don’t have a trove of assets, an planner who charges by the hour could be the best fit. These planners are best for when your needs are fairly simple. Typically, hourly planners are just building their practice, but that usually means they’ll take the care to get your finances right. After all, they’re relying on your recommendation to grow their business. Finally, many experienced advisers do hourly work because they enjoy working with younger clients who can only afford to hire someone at that rate. Look for a fiduciary: In short, this means the planner has pledged to act in a client’s best interests at all times. Investment professionals who aren’t fiduciaries are often held to a lesser standard, the so-called sustain

ability standard. That means that anything they sell you merely has to be suitable for you, not necessarily ideal or in your best interest. This point is critical, and should be a deal breaker if a prospective planner is not a fiduciary. Run a background check on your planner: Start with these two questions: Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Has any regulatory body or investment-industry group ever put you under investigation, even if you weren’t found guilty or responsible? Then ask for references of current clients whose goals and finances match yours. Check to ensure the credentials the person claims to have are current: Google them, see who administers the designation, then call that administrator to verify that the credential is valid. If your advisor is a CFP, discipline records are located here. Beware of market-beating brags. Warren Buffet outperforms the market averages. There aren’t a lot of people like him. If you have an initial meeting with an adviser and you hear predictions of marketbeating performance, get up and walk away. No one can safely make such guarantees, and anyone who’s trying may be taking risks that you don’t want to take. Asking someone whether they’ll beat the market is a pretty good litmus test for whether you want to work with them. What they should be promising is good advice across a range of issues, not just investments. And inside your portfolio, they should be asking you about how many risks you want to take, how long your time horizon is and bragging about their ability to help you achieve your goals while keeping you from losing your shirt when the economy or the markets sag.


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HOW TO PROPERLY FIT YOUR RUNNING SHOES When shopping for shoes keep the following in mind: • Feet get larger with age. We recommend you measure your feet or have them measured once a year. • The vast majority of returns are because the shoes ordered are too small. Running shoes traditionally fit at least a half size smaller than your dress shoes, which means you should go up in size for your running shoes. Running in shoes that are a tad too large is superior to running in shoes that are a tad too small. Keep in mind: • Your left and right foot may differ by as much as a full size. Fit the larger foot. • Women’s feet may become a half size larger or more during and after pregnancy. • Feet tend to get longer with age. Before trying on new shoes, it is best to do the following: • Make sure you try on your new shoes in the type of socks you’ll wear with the shoes. Different socks may alter the fit. • Feet swell during the day. Try on your new shoes later in the day, when your feet are their largest. Once you have your new shoes on, check the following to ensure your new shoes fit properly: • The heel should fit snugly with no slippage. • The mid-foot - the area under the arch and over your instep - should fit comfortably snug but not too tight. • The toe-box should have enough room to wiggle your toes. • Because feet swell during a run, allow a thumbnail’s width between the length of your longest toe and the end of the shoe. • Moving from the ankle forward, the material of shoe around your foot should go from fitted, to relaxed, to loose around the toes. The material should not be taut around the ball of the foot. If it is taut, then you need a wider shoe. 26 ~ HOW TO GUIDE | KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Before you run, keep the following in mind: • Give your feet time to adjust to new shoes walk around the house casually for a bit before working out in your new shoes. • A good rule of thumb for running shoes if they hurt in your living room, they will definitely hurt on the road. Here’s what we do for you. • Come straight to the experts at Runners Sole. Plan on spending some time here because our team members will ask you lots of questions and have several running shoe options for you to try out. • We will look at the shape and arch to figure out what type of foot (high arches or flat feet, for example) you have. Determining your foot type is key to making sure you get the right running shoes. We will also measure your foot. If your toes are crammed in the front of the running shoe, you could develop blisters or black toenails. • We will do a running analysis for you. We’ll watch you run in the running shoes, your running style. We’ll observe whether you’re overpronating (your foot rolls inward) or supinating (your foot rolls outward) when your foot strikes the ground. • Give us the information so we can make the right recommendation for your fit. We will be asking you questions about what type of running you do, how often you run, where you typically run, if you’re training for a race, and what type of surfaces you run on. • Run in the running shoes that we recommend for you. (Make sure you’re dressed to run when you’re shopping!) Simply trying on the shoes and walking a few steps inside the store is not enough. Run in each pair of shoes to test for fit, function, and comfort before making your final decision. • Test your running shoes by running in them for a week. If you quickly develop blisters or foot pain, they may not be the right shoes for you. • After you’ve found your perfect running shoes, you will need to replace your shoes every 300400 miles.

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Consumer How To HOW TO MAKE CAMPING EASIER How to Start a Campfire Fill a toilet paper roll with lint from your clothes dryer. Be sure that the lint is from wool, cotton, or fleece garments. Cardboard (NOT styrofoam!) egg cartons work just as well!

How to Have a Safe Campground Lantern Wrap a headlamp around a 4L milk jug of water. The water will enhance and redistribute the light, giving you a nice, soft glow that lights up an area instead of just a narrow beam.

How to Avoid Attracting Wild Animals Do your cooking away from your campsite, so any animals drawn to the food smell are far away. Be sure to eat and clean up right away, and seal any remaining food in airtight containers or several layers of zip lock bags to contain smells. To keep your food out of reach of animals at night, hang it from ropes high off the ground, between trees.

How to Deal With Mosquito Bites Rub a bar of soap over bites for instant relief! Other suggestions: toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, or vinegar applied directly to the area.

How to Make Easy Campfire Pancakes Prepare pancake batter at home and store in an empty ketchup squeeze bottle. Squeeze out portions as large (or small) as you like, with no mess!

How to Dispose of Cooking Grease Do not pour it on the ground, as it takes time to break down, and the smell will attract wild animals. Bring a glass or metal container and pour the grease into it, sealing it when it has cooled to contain the smell. (It can also be a good idea to place the container into a bag or cooler, to ensure the smell is gone.) Dispose of the grease properly when you go home.

How to Keep Valuable Items Safe and Dry Protect items such as matches and paper money by putting them in plastic jars (peanut butter jars work great). Lightweight, and if you’re at a river or lake, the jars will also float if they fall into the water!

How to Keep Track of Your Kids Children love to wander and explore! Ensure that they don’t get lost by giving them a whistle and light source (headlamps work great). If you don’t know where they are, blow your whistle so they can hear and whistle back. Glowstick necklaces also work very well for spotting them in the dark!

How to Use Paper Plates Paper plates are super for camping, since you can use them for campfire kindlings afterward. To make eating off them easier, put them in frisbees for nice sturdy support!

How to Be a Responsible Camper The most important rule of camping is to respect the environment and your fellow campers. Clean up any mess you make, don’t leave any garbage at your campsite, and make sure your campfire is properly extinguished before you leave. If you pack it in, pack it out!

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HOW TO BE IRISH It is often said “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.” But sadly, not everyone can claim actual Irish heritage or birth on the Emerald Isle. However, here’s how to fake being Irish on St. Paddy’s Day (or any other day, for that matter.) Follow these step by step instructions: Adopt an Irish brogue. The surest way of passing yourself off as a genuine Son of Erin is to adopt an Irish brogue, or accent. Brogue originally referred to a type of course leather shoe, and since to many, the Irish sound as though they’re struggling to talk with cheap footwear lodged in their mouths, it makes sense that the word would come to mean Irish accent. If you want to seem more Irish than you really are, your own brogue should be thick, rich and more difficult to understand than the infield fly rule.

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Learn to tell a tale. Oscar Wilde once said, “We Irish... are a brilliant nation of failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.” Just as Canadians are born with the innate ability to apologize, the Irish are born with the ability to regale audiences with a tall tale. Bear in mind that the object of telling tales is to keep your audience entertained, so feel free to inject as much hyperbole and good old-fashioned debauchery as you feel the situation merits. Use adjectives like “amazing” and “mysterious” at will. A “twinkle” in your eye is absolutely mandatory!

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Swear like a F@#*g Longshoreman. Anyone who has seen Colin Farrell interviewed will suspect that all of Ireland is suffering from a collective case of vocal diarrhea. Many words that are deemed deeply offensive in Kamloops are thrown about freely in Ireland to spice up conversations, enliven stories or to simply greet one’s mate. So, start cussing like a sailor on shore leave and you’ll be guaranteed to fit right in.

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Learn a Blessing or two. Whether Catholic or Protestant, the Irish are a deeply religious people who spout blessings at the same rate that some people make eye contact. Memorize these handy blessings: “May the good Lord take a liking to you... but none to soon!” “May your glass be ever full, may the roof over your head be always strong, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”

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Get a severe sunburn. Perhaps it’s because they live on one of the earth’s largest peat bogs, but Irishmen rarely seem to get a decent tan. Forego Sunscreen entirely. You can simulate Irish heritage by adding some of your girlfriend’s rouge to your cheeks and nd forehead. forehe ead. While you’re pillaging her makeup drawer, use e aan n eyebrow pencil to generously applyy freckles freckle es to your scarlet puss.

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Make fun of the Scottish. ish. It has haas been said that proximity ty breeds contempt, which is probably obably why why the e Irish delight in making jokes at the expense e off their Scottish neighbors. You too can an join in n on the fun by memorizing these playful ticklers ul rib tick klerss about the country where the kilt is king. Q: What do you call a Scot with a sheep under each arm? arm m? A: A pimp. cottland?? Q: What do you call six weeks of rain in Scottland? A: Summer!

May the Luck of the Irish be e With Y You! ou! Looking and sounding Irish gets you ou mostlyy th there here

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Houle Electric Announced As a Winner in the Deloitte “Best Managed Companies of Canada” for 2012 It was a fantastic day on Tuesday, February 26th for Houle Electric to celebrate at all of its seven branch offices across British Columbia. In light of becoming a “50 Best Managed Company” the electrical contractor, well known for large high profile and award winning building projects such as the Lions Gate Bridge upgrade and the construction of Abbotsford Regional Hospital, held a celebratory breakfast that proceeded a closed circuit tv broadcast address by Houle president, Robert Lashin from the head office in Burnaby. “We are always striving to be the best”, commented Lashin to all the staff with him in the room as well as those watching from the other branches, “and here is a shining example of how that effort has paid off!” he continued. Houle joins 49 other companies across Canada who were announced as winners of this coveted title in the National Post newspaper. Back on November 15th Houle had gone on to be a finalist amongst 17 others in BC. This year was Houle’s first ever application to Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a circumstance that in many cases does not normally result in winning, so rest assured the senior management team from Houle was very impressed by the outcome and proud of their company and its many dedicated staff members.

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