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arring a major surprise at this spring’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport meetings, UBC Okanagan will get the green light to officially join the Canada West conference this fall. In October, the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams will be ready to take to the floor at the highest level of varsity athletics in the country. In today’s Capital News, Warren Henderson takes a look at what the step up from the B.C. conference to the CIS level will mean to UBC Okanagan, its athletes, the fans and the community at large. See story A3
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UBC OKANAGAN athletics director Rob Johnson and his department have put years of planning into the institution’s upcoming move to Canada West competition. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS
UBCO sports teams ready for the big leagues Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
o one needs to tell Chandler Proch that the step up to Canada West sports competition next season will be a formidable challenge for UBC Okanagan. It only makes the highly-anticipated move out of the B.C. Colleges Athletics Association that much more intriguing for the 18-year-old member of the Heat women’s volleyball team. “It’s a huge challenge for us but it’s nice to know that we’re going to be part
of a big change here on campus and in Kelowna,” said Proch, a KSS grad and rookie with the Heat this season. “There’s a whole vibe and feel about this level of play, people seem to be a lot more interested in our sports now that this is happening. “To be part of a varsity program that’s evolving before our eyes is incredibly exciting.” Although the move is still one step away from final approval, the Heat men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams are slated to begin play this fall in the Can-
ada West conference— the highest level of varsity athletics in the country. The lone hurdle left to cross is the official endorsement of Canadian Interuniversity Sport at the national governing body’s annual meeting this June in Victoria. If CIS membership votes in UBCO’s favour, then Heat teams will be welcomed aboard for the start of the 2011-12 season. Two members of the CIS executive committee paid a visit to the Kelowna campus this week for a final site inspection and to
meet with UBCO athletics director Rob Johnson. “From what we could tell, they were very pleased with what they saw here and what we have to offer,” said Johnson. “We’ll find out in June if we can take that last step.” More than three years in the making, UBC Okanagan’s first application for admittance into Canada West in 2009 was denied when the conference chose to postpone all new memberships for one year. But 12 months later, in May 2010, UBCO’s
TO BE PART OF A VARSITY PROGRAM THAT’S EVOLVING BEFORE OUR EYES IS INCREDIBLY EXCITING. Chandler Proch
patience and persistence were rewarded when the four Heat teams finally received the green light from Canada West. And, as expected, the move to the new confer-
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ter known schools than in the BCCAA will raise the profile of UBC Okanagan, both here and abroad. “From our campus perspective and in the community there’s a real interest in seeing that product up close and in person,” said Johnson. “The fact you’re going to play against our sister campus (UBC), or against the University of Alberta has a certain appeal. “A lot of people who work here and in the community, also feel that’s the highest level. There’s an optical difference, and a respect difference, that if you’re in that league you’re competing with the big dogs.” So not surprisingly, admittance into Canada
West comes with heightened expectations for new schools, both on and off the field of play. Foremost is an institution’s ability to put competitive teams on the floor against CIS schools— a new standard of competition Heat programs haven’t yet had a lot of exposure to. “Will we come out of the gate in Canada West and burn the place up? Probably not, but I do feel we’re going to be pretty competitive,” said Johnson. “At the Canada West level, the difference is size, speed and technical ability of the studentathlete. “All levels, in my opinion, have increased tremendously over the last 10 years or so.
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The difference is when you go watch a Canada West competition, everybody’s bigger, everybody’s stronger, everybody’s faster, everybody’s better. This is where the premier athletes play.” The UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball squad has proven it isn’t that far off the Canada West mark after holding its own against CIS competition during the 2010-11 preseason. The two-time CCAA national champs and three-time B.C. champs went a respectable 4-6, which included wins over Calgary, Brandon and Thompson Rivers, while losing two very tight matches to Manitoba. “It was great for our team to see that we really could do it,” said Heat women’s volleyball coach Steve Manuel. “If you get totally wiped out, then you’re thinking you’re just not ready. But the way we competed against those bigger, stronger teams, we know we’re pretty darn close. It was important to show the league we belonged. We add a couple more bodies in the off-season and we’ll be right there.” Size, speed and strength are important and necessary attributes that clearly haven’t been lost on Micah Cockrill of the Heat men’s basketball team. The Chilliwack product and member of the BCCAA’s all-rookie team knows the jump to Canada West will be considerable, and plans to leave no stone unturned in being
prepared for the rigors of basketball in the big time. “(Head coach) Darren (Semeniuk) said what we’ve been doing as far as our training up until now is really just the minimum,” said Cockrill, 18. “We’re going to see a whole different level of athlete in Canada West, so we’re going to need to raise ourselves to that level. Bigger, stronger and faster…I’m going to be working hard on all those things this summer.” Ensuring that current Heat athletes are in prime physical condition for their first season of CIS play is just part of the battle. Johnson said UBCO’s ability to recruit elite student-athletes in the years to come will determine the success of Heat programs over the long term. And, given time, he’s confident all UBCO teams will be able to deliver the necessary commodities. Johnson said the attractiveness of a UBC degree without having to move to a city of two million, the quality of coaching at the Kelowna campus, excellent facilities, and life in the Okanagan in general should all aid the Heat in its recruiting efforts. “To compete at this level you need to get kids who can play at that level and there’s a lot of competition out there for those players,” Johnson said. “I think when you put that whole package here together and look at it, a See UBCO A5
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Recruiting and travel will be an adjustment UBCO from A4 lot of student-athletes are looking at it and starting to think ‘Yeah, that is a pretty attractive package.’ “So, from our perspective, we need to get to some key players who are coming out of high school in the next couple of years and get them to come to UBC Okanagan. Once you get two or three bluechip athletes who have the academics to get here and stay here, you start attracting other people like them.” While plenty of time, energy and resources over the next year will be put into ensuring the basketball and volleyball pro-
grams make a successful debut in 2011-12, UBCO hopes its long-term future in Canada West will include the addition of several more sports—the Heat men’s and women’s soccer teams among them. The potential of Canada West football coming to Kelowna is moving closer to reality as UBCO and the Okanagan Sun junior club continue their discussions about a possible partnership. With considerable resources required to run such a program—more than any other varsity sport—Johnson said adding football would be a significant undertaking.
Still, if all goes as planned, he could envision a UBCO squad taking to the gridiron
IF YOU’RE IN THAT LEAGUE YOU’RE COMPETING WITH THE BIG DOGS. Rob Johnson
within the next two to three years. “With 40 players and another 10 support staff going on the road for
games, this isn’t a small ticket item,” he said. “It’s a commitment that both the university and the Sun would share in funding that kind of a program. “You need a lot of support to generate the kind of revenue needed, and the Sun have been very well supported over the years…they’re been a very good organization, too. “Their games in the fall are a real event,” Johnson added. “University football I think would resonate with the students and with the community. It’s a great opportunity for everybody, but again the resources needed are considerable.”
Short history, long line of sporting success The UBC Okanagan Heat, Okanagan Lakers and OUC Lakers teams and athletes built an impressive list of accomplishments, both athletically and academically, during their time in the B.C. Colleges Athletics Association. As four of the varsity teams prepare next season for competition in Canada West, here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Heat and Lakers teams and athletes since the 2005-06 BCCAA season. • 15 nationals attended • 27 provincial championships attended • Two national championships • Ten provincial championships
• Eight national medals • 21 provincial medals • Two national championship tournament MVPs • Seven provincial championship tournament MVPs • 23 national championship tournament all-stars • 34 provincial championship tournament all-stars • Six all-Canadians • 62 provincial all-stars • 20 academic all-Canadians • 29 provincial academic excellence award recipients • 59 national scholar athletes • 69 B.C. Athletes of the Week • Two national coaches of the year across all sports
• Three provincial athletes of the year across all sports • Four national coaches of the year • Eight provincial players of the year • One national player of the year across all sports • Six provincial rookies of the year • One national Fairplay Award • 10 all-rookie team members • Seven national player of the year nominees • Six provincial coaches of the year • Five national athletes of the month • Seven national athletes of the week.
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NEWS â–ź POLITICS
Ensign joins hunt to succeed Day as Tory MP Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
A well-known West Kelowna resident is among a handful of political hopefuls vying for the seat that will be left open when Conservative MP Stockwell Day steps down. Rusty Ensign announced Friday that he submitted the requisite paperwork and is expecting to be counted among the candidates for the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding when party members gather to vote in Penticton and Merritt next Tuesday. â€œI have a good background in business and public service, and I can get results,â€? he said, pointing out that he first joined the Westbank Kinsmen Club in 1987, and has participated in various volunteer organizations ever since. In that time his business, Ensign Bros. Sand and Gravel Ltd., has also bloomed from startup to staple, but longevity hasnâ€™t necessarily prompted fanfare. Ensign admits that his controversial dealings with gravel pits likely came at a
cost to him during the last civic election, in which he failed to get a seat. â€œIt impacted me negatively on a municipal level, but dealing with bureaucracy, getting approvals and cutting costs will be invaluable experience to bring to a national level,â€? he said. Ensign is the only candidate to come forward from the West Kelowna side of Dayâ€™s riding, and he said it was tough to get all his ducks in a row fast enough to be a contender. The truncated timelineâ€” thereâ€™s only 11 days from when Day announced his imminent departure from politics to the date a new candidate will be chosenâ€” is something Ensign feels could have eliminated other good candidates from the pool. Heâ€™s also curious how others were able to get out of the gate so quickly, announcing their intent to run for office a day after Day announced heâ€™ll step down. So far Jason Cox, Marshall Neufeld and Dan Albas, all from Penticton, are the others to publicly announce their candidacy.
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Miller-Rissanen demonstrates her Motion in the Ocean science project that takes a look at turbine energy in the ocean, at the Central Okanagan School Districtâ€™s science fair hosted by Okanagan College, on Friday. The science fair was meant to encourage young students to take an interest in science. The participating students were vying for contest prizes and also had the chance to visit and experience science laboratories at the college or attend a field trip to a scientific industrial location. The science fair organizing committee included Marnie Birkeland, Dayna Margetts, Robert Plaxton, Jason Schaad and Marlon Brown.
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New tech support group forms mentor partnership Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
If British Columbia is going to expand its tech sector, itâ€™s obvious a boost from some pretty heavy hitters is needed. Whatâ€™s likely less obvious is the latest theory to provide that boost, which considers building the sector on a one-on-one basis, a single company at a time. Thursday afternoon, the newly amalgamated Okanagan Science and Technology Council
(OSTEC) and Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC)â€”now Accelerate Okanaganâ€”announced just such a venture with the British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) Mentor Program. â€œToday tech makes up four per cent of the GDP (in B.C.), but long-term we would like to double that,â€? said Paulin Laberge, BCIC entrepreneur-inresidence. During the dot-com bubble, Paulin said, the sector was already twice the size it is today, saying
heâ€™s hoping for a return to a more information-based economy as it does not tax natural resources, offers good return for a small investment and provides higher paying jobs. The BCIC program launched in Vancouver two months ago. It offers a structured approach to building a company taught to program leaders through MIT. Labergeâ€™s job is to link successful tech mentors with entrepreneurs just launching their businessâ€”a role he says
should provide more stability for the B.C. economy in the future. â€œRather than cutting down trees and pulling out fish why donâ€™t we just use our brains?â€? he asked during a pitch session for media aimed at attracting mentors to the program. After the January launch in Vancouver, BCIC was able to drawn in 100 companies. In the Okanagan, theyâ€™re hoping to partner 25 companies, but said the trick to starting the venture is to attract quality mentors.
â€œI think weâ€™ll see a good number of people step up,â€? said Jeff Keen, a program manager. â€œThis area actually has a lot of people who have been very successful in the sector.â€? Finding mentors comes with strings. The mentors need to have run multi-million dollar companies, need to have roughly two days a week worth of hours to dedicate per month and canâ€™t be in it for themselves. â€œWeâ€™re really looking for people who donâ€™t have
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NEWS ▼ WATER WEEK
Variety of activities put fun and serious focus on water Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER
Local residents can celebrate World Water Week next week with an online scavenger hunt for youngsters from five to 15 years of age; or attend a public forum on water; or see a presentation on water in the future. The first event of the week is the Okanagan WaterWise Challenge, to encourage young people to learn more about Okanagan water. As a reward for participating, contestants have an opportunity to win a pool and pizza party
for themselves and nine of their friends. This is an initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board aimed at informing valley residents about local water issues and the need to protect and conserve the resource, explained Anna Warwick Sears, executive-director of the OBWB. “World Water Week is a great vehicle to raise awareness and celebrate water,” she said. Monday, youngsters may log on to the website at www.okwaterwise.ca and take the challenge. The contest ends May 3 and the pool party
packages will be awarded May 5, as part of Drinking Water Week. Prizes will be awarded in the North, Central and South Okanagan. Monday evening, Oliver Brandes, associate director of the POLIS project of ecological governance at the University of Victoria, makes a presentation at the Rotary Centre, 7 p.m., as part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series. “Water will be the resource that defines prosperity in the 21st Century,” he said. “The current regime of water law and governance is a ves-
tige of an unsustainable past.” The challenges of increasing demand for water, calls for shared decision-making and collaboration and changing roles for government, along with a climate in flux, must be faced, he says. “Conflict, drought and water scarcity loom, even for a relatively waterwealthy place like B.C.,” he continued. On World Water Day, Tuesday, March 22, you’ll be advised to ‘think like a watershed,’ as the opening ceremonies for World Water Week in the Central Okanagan get under-
way at UBC Okanagan, in coordination with the OBWB. It’s in the UBC campus courtyard from noon to 1:30 p.m. and include a drum procession, musical performances and a barbecue. A welcoming address by deputy vice-chancellor Doug Owram will include campus sustainability highlights, and will be followed by presentations by Lake Country Mayor James Baker and Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd. Also speaking will be Nelson Jatel, stewardship director with the OBWB, and a representative from
the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Brandes will speak again from 2 to 4 p.m. in the UBCO Library building, room LIB 305. Later in the day, the OBWB will hold a free public panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bohemian Cafe on Bernard Avenue. The topic will be water in an urbanizing world—water, food, land and people in the Okanagan. Panelists will include Brandes, Warwick Sears, Toby Pike with the Water Supply Association of B.C. and manager of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District, Domen-
ic Rampone, operator of Rampone Farms and a member of the city of Kelowna’s agricultural advisory committee, John Janmaat, B.C. Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Management, and John Wagner, UBC Okanagan associate professor of anthropology. On Wednesday, there’ll be a Poetry Slam by creative writing students at UBC Okanagan from 2 to 2:30 p.m. There will be also be an art exhibition called Art and Water, in the FINA gallery, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. email@example.com
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The five B.C. NDP leadership candidates will debate justice issues Monday night in Kelowna. The candidates, current MLAs John Horgan, Mike Farnworth, Nicholas Simons and Adrian Dix and marijuana advocate Dana Larsen will speak at the Coast Capri
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NEWS â–ź ICBC STATS
Local drivers still need COs tracking moose poacher to work on driving skills Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER
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Kelowna city council will get a road safety snapshot from ICBC Monday afternoon, highlighting the ups and downs of local roadways. In an average year in Kelowna, for example, there are around 8,700 crashes and 2,700 people are injured, reads the report. â€œThe good news is weâ€™re seeing positive trends in alcohol and speed related crashes, and we thank drivers for doing their part,â€? it continues. â€œBut the numbers are still too high.â€? Among some of the areas of improvement are alcohol-related crashes, which have fallen dramatically since 2005, and the rate of auto thefts has also plummeted.
â€˘ Dilworth Drive and Harvey Avenue â€˘ Harvey Avenue and Spall Road â€˘ Cooper Road and Harvey Avenue â€˘ Benvoulin Road and Dilworth Drive and Springfield Road â€˘ Banks Road and Highway 97 North â€˘ Highway 97 North and Leckie Road â€˘ Highway 97 North and Old Vernon Road and Sexsmith Road â€˘ Gordon Drive and Harvey Avenue â€˘ Benvoulin Road and KLO Road â€˘ Highway 33 West and Mayden Road and Ziprick Road The regular crash rate has stayed pretty even keel comparatively. One of the contributors to improvements is investment in infrastructure. Most projects are attributed to federal, provincial and municipal dollars, but the insurance agency points out that they kicked in $885,400 in 2009, and
those dollars were spread among projects on Harvey Avenue. â€œThese investments help many people in Kelowna escape injury and death, and more importantly, the safety benefit lasts for years,â€? reads the report. â€œOverall, we save $4 in claims for every dollar invested.â€?
A pregnant cow moose was poached off McCulloch Road late Wednesday and conservation officers are looking for any information that might help them track down the culprits. Conservation officer Ed Seitz said the remains were discovered by someone driving by about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The poacher didnâ€™t remove all the meat which Seitz says leads him to suspect he was in a hurry to get away from the site. The moose and its unborn fetus were found about 50 metres off the road just past km 13 on the road, between the turnoffs to Myra Forest Service Road and the road in to Browne Lake.
A PREGNANT cow moose was poached off McCulloch Road late on Wednesday. Tracks in the snow at the side of the road indicate at least one adult and possibly two were involved in the kill, said
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Knife-wielding Green thumb classes start road-rager sought Police are investigating a case of “extreme” road rage where a driver was attacked with a knife Friday morning. According to the victim, a 41-year-old Kelowna man, he and his passenger were in a white panel van and turned onto Ziprick Road from Baron Road at approximately 11:40 a.m. and came close to a 1990s blue and silver Ford Explorer that had encroached into the intersection. “After turning on to Ziprick, the driver stopped the van so he could look for his cellular phone,” said Const. Steve Holmes. That’s when the driver of the Ford Explorer made a u-turn and pulled in behind the van. A First Nations man, believed to be in his 20s, got out of the Explorer
and approached the driver of the van. Police say the younger man began yelling at the driver of the panel van and then produced a long bladed, machete-style knife and swung it at the driver’s window, shattering it and cutting the driver’s left wrist. The suspect was then called back to his vehicle by his passenger, a First Nations woman, and the vehicle drove past the van, toward Highway 33. “The injury to the victim’s wrist was not significant,” said Holmes. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place near a fairly busy intersection, or recognizes the vehicle driven by the suspect to call them at 250762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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BURDEN OF LOVE “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt 11:28-29 Do you ever feel like life is happening all around you and yet you can’t seem to keep up? I often feel like I get ready for my day and set off to conquer the world, only to find that I cannot keep up with the demand. I move through the day as if I have cement boots on my feet and then fall into bed wondering what happened and why I feel so weighed down in life. The church is in the season we call Lent right now. Often people, both in and outside the church, see this as an oppressive season, full of self-denial and fasting. It’s true that Lent sometimes takes on a somber tone with the minor sounding songs and lack of Alleluias. But I love this part of the church year. I have always loved Lent. It is the one season in the church year where I feel the most alive, the most rooted in Christ, and where my burdens seem to fall away as I journey with Jesus to the cross, where He takes the burden of Sin from me. Lent has never been, for me, a season of fasting and denial. I do not give things up for Lent and whenever I have tried to fast, I find that I am more focused on my growling stomach than on God or His Word. The season of Lent is really about the lifting of a burden, yours and mine. It is a journey from concrete boots to bare feet and from death to life. We take a fortyday journey from Ash Wednesday where we are reminded of our sin and our mortality, to the cross
where we receive our immortality in our savior Jesus Christ. We are told on Ash Wednesday, as a crossshape from ashes is traced on our forehead, “remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” This may at first seem scary and terribly depressing but mixed in with those ashes is also oil. Oil is used to anoint the heads of those who need healing. It was used to anoint kings and set people apart for special purposes. The ashes alone are sad and depressing, just as our deaths are, when we lack faith in Jesus. But the true gift of the ashes is the anointing oil that is mixed in. In that moment, when we are reminded of our largest failing, our deepest sins, and our mortality, we are also called to be more.
asks us to give up candy or coffee or lunch. Instead, our loads are lightened as Jesus walks the road to crucifixion carrying the burden of a cross, weighed down with our sin. He stretches out His arms and allows Himself to be nailed to the tree so that He can put us back into a relationship with our heavenly Father that allows us to say, “I may return to dust, but I will rise again because Christ lives in me!” Allow this season of Lent to permeate your life. Hand your burdens over to Jesus and let Him take them to the Cross. May you know the love of this amazing God who takes your heavy load and holds you,
I started this article with a quote from Matthew 11, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” When I forget to come to God, when I try to do things myself without prayer, when I think I have it “all” figured out, that is exactly when the cement shoes feel the heaviest because I have only myself; a broken mortal sinner to rely on. God wants us to come to him and hand over all the things that weigh us down. The worry and pain in our lives, the know-it-all attitudes, the desires for our own glory; these are the things that God wants to take from us and replace with His love and his life.
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Last week G7 nations carried out coordinated actions in the currency markets to try to stabilize the Japanese yen, the first such action since 2000. (BBC. co.uk)
Brits are looking to Actos, a drug to treat diabetes, as a “sensible alternative” to Avandia which the Brits banned last year but is still available in the US and Canada. (BBC.co.uk)
Treating Parkinson’s disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, says a report published in The Lancet Neurology. (BBC.co.uk)
A new hearing aid that transmits sound through a person’s teeth, jawbone and into the inner ear has been approved for use in Europe. (BBC.co.uk)
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New B.C. cabinet sends a chill into farmers To the editor: I think most British Columbians would agree Colin Hansen had to be removed as B.C.’s finance minister. Unfortunately, the appointment of Kevin Falcon represents no change whatsoever. The man who earned the party derision for his mismanagement of public relations of the Gateway Program; the man who admitted he prefers the Chinese system of no public consultation or democratic voice in government decision-making, is now in charge of the HST issue which many people believe is as much about bungled public relations as it is about arbitrary tax increase. Last week’s cabinet appointments sent a chilling message about the B.C. Liberal Party’s intentions on agriculture. Two agriculture ministers, both Okanagan farm boys with strong connections to the farming and agri-tourism communities across the province, Steve Thompson and Ben Stewart, had started to seriously repair the party’s relationships with farmers,
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his summer, B.C. Hydro starts installing 1.8 million smart meters to eventually upgrade every electricity customer in the province. This is controversial for several reasons. First, they’re doing it now because former premier Gordon Campbell decreed it must be done by the end of 2012. Second, the smart grid is one of several major B.C. Hydro projects the government exempted from having to undergo a cost-benefit review by the B.C. Utilities Commission. When I spoke with B.C. Hydro smart meter project executive Fiona Taylor last week, she naturally had no comment on the politics. Smart meters
are inevitable, she said, since mechanical meters are obsolete and eventually won’t be made any more. Taylor insists the pending rate increases would be even highTom er without smart meters. Fletcher B.C. Hydro estimates the wireless meters will not only pay for themselves, they will produce a net saving of $500 million over the next 20 years. Even some B.C. Hydro employees were surprised to hear that, with current technology, the utility has no way of knowing your power is out until you phone them. And when line crews come out to repair a local blackout, how do they determine if the repair is complete? They drive up and down the road to see if people have lights on. If you use a backup generator, they
might miss you. Smart meters will have “last gasp, first breath” capability, storing enough energy to send a signal that reports the power has gone out, and another signal when it is restored. As it stands, a repair truck can be dispatched to a reported power failure, only to find that the customer’s main breaker has tripped. There is another concern, which is that the brief signals emitted every few hours to send readings to a central hub may be a health hazard. B.C. Hydro has retained former Vancouver medical health officer Dr. John Blatherwick to respond to this. He notes that smart meter signals are the equivalent of a three-minute cell phone call once per day, at a much greater distance. These particular radio frequency signals are similar to those used for digital TV. Such signals are also emitted by the spark plugs of a car, by lightning strikes, in fact all visible light and even
the infrared generated with your body heat. The NDP is nurturing this flame of discontent as it campaigns against smart meters. It’s popular among the young, and no less an authority than Lady Gaga is the poster girl to warn against wireless Internet in schools. NDP leadership candidate John Horgan argues that B.C. Hydro doesn’t need to spend all this money on smart meters right now. But he is careful not to question the tinfoil hat perspective, and risk alienating the ignorant and superstitious vote. Blatherwick notes that “if you truly are harmed by this level of radiation, you can’t live in a major city.” I’ll say. The computer producing this column is on wireless, one of at least a dozen signals it can detect in my neighbourhood. Our modern comfort is fragile, as Japan reminds us. It needs smart equipment, and smart people. email@example.com
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A Gift in Memory Get the facts before making Cedar decision Makes a Difference ▼ LAKEFRONT USAGE
To the editor: At the meeting of Kelowna city council on March 14 the issue relating to commercial development of the properties owned by the city at the foot of Cedar Avenue and to the north along the lake was foremost on the agenda. If the development is passed Kelowna will have lost the last opportunity for a waterfront park in the fast developing Pandosy area of Kelowna and probably anywhere else along the lake. A very slick and colourful presentation was made by the planning department and council en-
thusiastically endorsed the proposal which calls for commercial and residential development over the majority of the area with a narrow public walkway along the lake. The lone courageous dissenting voice came from Charlie Hodge, Mayor Shepherd and councillor Robert Hobson having excused themselves as a result of a conflict of interest. The matter will now go to a public hearing slated for April 5. It was always my belief that council had a duty to withhold its decision until all of the facts
are presented, similar to a court case, and not to prejudge the issue. However, on this occasion it seems clear that “It’s a done deal” as has been the rumour circulating from the city hall bureaucracy. The rationale for the reasoning against prejudging the issue is to ensure that council has all of the facts and those facts are accurate and not some spin to paint a picture of the desired result by the proponents. For instance I understand Coun. Angela Reid commented that the sewer outfall at the foot of Cedar Avenue made the beach fronting
the Abbott Street properties unsuitable for public use. The fact is that the sewer outfall discharges about one kilometre from the shore at a depth of about 180 feet. There was a great photo op about a year or so ago when Mark Watt drank a glass directly from the treatment plant to show that it was potable. The fact is that this beach could be ideal for families at very little expense. Again, Coun. André Blaniel’s commented that it was always council’s desire to have some commercial components on the property. The documents clearly show that
these properties were initially purchased to be used as parkland. Coun. Luke Stack wants to ensure that we bring commercial areas out of Pandosy down to the lake. Well, the properties east of Abbott Street would be ideal for commercial and multi-family dwelling with a magnificent view of the park in front and the lake across to the Westside. Please, members of council, look to the future and preserve this magnificent property for future generations. Walley Lightbody, Kelowna
Travelling World film fest at UBCO/CO a big success To the editor: I would like to thank and congratulate all the organizers and volunteers of last weekend’s Travelling World Community Film Festival held at UBCO and Okanagan College.
To co-ordinate the showing of over 30 films in such a short time span is amazing. I was impressed by the quality, timeliness and variety of the films I saw. The seed swap and tables of foods and
wares also added greatly to the atmosphere. Thank you for making this a real success. A job well done! R. Michael Kerr, Kelowna
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Falcon, Coleman prefer mining to farming Farms from A10 farmland and food security advocates but barely had time to blink before being shuffled out of the role. Don McRae, the new agriculture minister is from the Comox Valley, an area that has a considerable amount of great farmland, but I can see nothing that indicates McRae has ever actually been on a farm. This is a strong signal that Christy Clark intends to go into the election riding Gordon Campbell’s anti-agriculture horse. During his leadership campaign, Falcon promised to sweep aside the Agricultural Land Reserve protections and hand over the farmland of B.C. to private energy companies. As deputy premier, and with his bullyboy friend Rich Coleman now in charge of energy, Falcon is in a position to decimate the ranchlands across the Cariboo, Kootenays and north to the Yukon border. The appointment of Stewart as party whip is interesting. A rookie MLA who’s brief role as agriculture minister was a sharp departure from the government’s, Stewart is now charged with ensur-
ing MLA’s toe the party line. If I lived in the Peace River Valley, I would hunker down for war, but also start packing. I would also start stockpiling drinking water while you have access to it, because our rivers and ground water will be handed over to the private energy companies, as well. We can also expect to see Falcon and Coleman override the Agricultural Land Commission’s decision to preserve Hudson’s Bay Farm and the farm families who have been working that land for more than 100 years will most likely have to make way for the Langley portion of the Gateway Project. I expect that the Agricultural Land Commission review initiated by Thompson and completed by Stewart will likely either be neutered or used by Falcon as a launchpad to completely disempower the Agricultural Land Commission. Given Clark’s statement days ago that she intends to keep Hansen’s budget, we know the Agricultural Land Commission will not be given the resources
it needs to do its job. It’s good to see that Abbott wasn’t shut out of cabinet with his supporters, but given the education portfolio where teachers are up for contract negotiations thus putting him in a position where he is unlikely to win many friends or build political capital for himself. Speculation is strong that Christy Clark will take British Columbians to the polls in September, and generally a party leader puts its best team forward. Yet Christy’s appointments completely ignore the polls on individual team members throughout the leadership race. Kevin Falcon and Rich Coleman may be popular within the party, but they are extremely unpopular among the general voting population. The Liberal Party membership on the day of the leadership vote did not reflect the regular Liberal Party membership. Rumours were rampant that Falcon’s multinational corporate supporters had used their employees to create support for Falcon so that he would continue to enrich their coffers with taxpayer financed megaprojects. Those votes rep-
resent a very small portion of B.C. voters and taking direction to the extent the cabinet appointments suggest will only serve to foster greater disconnect between the Liberal Party and the voters. Rumours are rampant that Pamela Martin and Bill Good will be running for the Liberal Party in the next election. It was interesting to see Chris Olsen’s name (CTV’s Olsen on Your Side) at the bottom of the new cabinet news release. Is the strategy to package extreme right perspectives for public consumption rather than give voters the policies and government they
want? To sell B.C. parents that a cutesie “Premier Mom” has the best interests of their families in mind, while destroying any possibility of food security, water security or long term environmental and economic sustainability. If it was quiet the morning after the Liberal members vote, it’s likely because New Democrats are up very late dancing with joy. I take no such joy, I’m afraid. Donna Passmore, campaign director, Farmland Defence League of B.C., White Rock
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Study finds depression prevalent during a recession M
any questions came out of the recent economic slow down. While a lot of attention was paid to corporate bail-outs, the state of real estate, economic restructuring and political posturing on all sides, millions of people quietly went about their business—some losing jobs and others worrying about what the next months would bring. How has this recession affected our collective psyche? Has there been any
Paul Latimer measurable change in the mood of the masses? These questions were posed and analyzed in a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. In this study, researchers surveyed a sample of the Alberta working pop-
ulation at different times between January 2008 and October 2009 to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders over this time period, and to determine whether the economic crisis had any effect on people’s mental health. After conducting their analysis on more than 3,500 people, researchers concluded there appeared to be an increase in the prevalence of depression during the recession. Particularly among men and those who were married or in common-
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ed the necessity for policy-makers and health professionals to be prepared for an increased number of people using health services. Longer term data is needed in order to provide further evidence of a causal relationship between economic crisis and risk of depression. It will be interesting to see if these findings are borne out over time. Paul Latimer is a psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials. 250-862-8141 firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEWS ▼ MLA’S REPORT
New premier sets direction for B.C., putting families first L ast Monday saw aged by her desire to Christy Clark put an emphasis on exsworn in as Britpanding our revenues ish Columbia’s 35th from our resource premier—only the seccommunities. ond woman to hold the Her commitment province’s top job. to strengthening the reThough she is a source sector – and the well-known name, economy overall – is many are wondering driven in large part by what type of person she her intense focus on is and what kind of govhelping B.C. families. ernment she will lead. Premier Clark ran Ben Stewart I have found Premier for leader with a promClark to be deeply faise to put families first, miliar with the concerns we all have and she has a very clear understandabout British Columbia’s economy ing of how important jobs are to famand the fragile nature of our recovery ilies. from the global financial crisis. She knows delivering on this She is very engaged with these promise requires a renewed emphaeconomic issues, and I am encoursis on job creation in every part of the
province. Another key promise Premier Clark made when running for leader was to reduce the size of cabinet and to make sure that all MLAs have a voice. Truly engaging with British Columbians and making sure their MLAs are empowered is fundamental to rebuilding trust with the people of British Columbia, and I for one welcome this change in tone and approach. The most important thing for me, for Premier Clark and for all of my colleagues in this government, is to ensure that we put families first. All of us are united as a team and making sure that we act on the concerns of British Columbians and put families at the centre of all our deci-
sions is priority number one. I am excited to be a part of this new government, and I look forward as the new government whip to working with Premier Clark and the new cabinet on the critical issues facing British Columbia—concerns British Columbians have shared with me as well during my travels throughout the province. Together, we will work on boosting economic growth in every community across the province—the single most important thing we can do to support families and strengthen the critical services we all rely on, particularly health and education. Evidence of this commitment to job creation is the establishment of a new B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation headed by Pat Bell.
The fact is, without growing the economy, we will struggle to maintain these critical services—let alone improve them. That is why I will put all my energy into supporting Premier Clark in the work ahead to strengthen the economy, so that B.C. families have good jobs and better services. There is much work to be done in order to keep the economy moving and to get back to balanced budgets. And frankly, there is also some work to be done to repair our relationship with the people of British Columbia. I can assure you that this work is already underway—and I am proud to have the chance to contribute. Ben Stewart is the Liberal MLA for the Westside-Kelowna riding.
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Thawing out movement El Salvador documentary on in a frozen shoulder lead poisoning debuts at UBCO
In recognition of World Water Week at the UBC Okanagan campus, medical anthropologist Dr. Hugo De Burgos will premiere his documentary film, The Site of Lead, which examines how industrial operations found their way into local water supplies in the El Salvadorian community of Sitio del Niño with disastrous results. This ethnographic documentary tells the story of this community’s subjective experience of lead contamination coming from a car battery factory operating in their
community since 1997. Residents of Sitio del Niño are still struggling to remove more than 32,000 ton of lead slag from their community and to decontaminate their natural environment and people. The World Health Organization claims that more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood in a person poses a serious health risk. In the Sitio del Niño community, however, some people have more than 50 micrograms. The film screening, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by
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the joint, all of which contribute to the pain and reduced mobility. At night the shoulder might hurt when sleeping on the painful side and there can be a numbness or tingling in the arm and hand. With the limited use and mobility, strength is lost in the surrounding muscles. The treatment in Western medicine consists of pain management by using painkillers, muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. To regain mobility, physiotherapy or acupuncture may be recommended. A frozen shoulder that isn’t treated well can become a lengthy condition. Luckily, acupuncture can be very helpful for resolving frozen shoulder. There are several meridians (energy pathways) running over the shoulder or close to the shoulder. When the qi-energy and blood flow in these meridians is obstructed, problems begin to arise. This obstruction can be the result of an underlying problem in one or more of the related or-
gans. A problem in the large intestine can result, for example, in constipation, but also in a frozen shoulder. Even a problem in the stomach can eventually cause shoulder complaints, because its meridian runs close to the shoulder. An acupuncturist investigates where exactly there is improper functioning within the patient and then will treat the underlying organ problems to get the blood and energy flowing again in the meridians. The significant difference between Western medicine and Chinese medicine is that Western medicine will treat the shoulder mainly locally, while Chinese medicine will treat the whole body, addressing internal factors that contribute the health and healing of the shoulder area. By doing so, we have the opportunity to improve overall health and strengthen the shoulder to prevent future problems from re-occurring. By helping the body to return to its own natural equilibrium, acupuncture can help to produce long lasting results for frozen shoulder conditions. James Kaufman is a registered acupuncturist at Okanagan Acupuncture Centre, 1625 Ellis St.
rozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition where there is stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint leading to a limited range of motion in the joint. Frozen shoulder usually only affects one shoulder, but some people may eventually develop it in the other shoulder as well. This condition usually develops slowly, over a period of months. The shoulder starts out in the painful stage, where pain occurs with movement and the range of motion begins to become limited. Gradually there is a decrease in pain along with a drastic decrease in the range of motion of the shoulder. Frozen shoulder can occur after an injury to the shoulder, a surgery or an arm fracture, or it may occur in people with other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, thyroid problems, and Parkinson’s disease. Frozen shoulder is also more common over the age of 40. With frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule (the connective tissue in our shoulder joint) becomes inflamed and stiff, which in turn can cause adhesions to develop between the joint’s surfaces and a decrease in the natural lubricating fluids in
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NEWS â–ź HELPING JAPAN
Local fundraisers starting up to help earthquake victims W
hile I am normally not a huge promoter of fundraising causes outside of Canada, like many Canadians I am boggled and stunned at the devastation and destruction taking place in Japan. As anticipated, a number of fundraising events have popped up locally in support of assisting Japanese survivors. A recent one started in Kelowna is expanding by the second. Anyone familiar with the social network phenomena Facebook may have already heard of Artists For Japan, which is gathering artwork to sell with proceeds going to that nation. I suggest you check it out if interested in either contributing or purchasing. â€œWe are a grassroots group of artists shaken by the disaster in Japan and respectful of the honourable way the Japanese people are conducting their cleanup. We are posting art on Facebook for auction. The pro-
Charlie Hodge ceeds will go to the Red Cross efforts and the winning bid will get the art shipped to them. Please join us and upload a piece you would like to donate,â€? the Facebook page reads. Meanwhile, Summerhill Pyramid Winery will hold an Artist for Japan auction table at its location on Friday, March 25, starting at 4 p.m. *** If youâ€™re looking to step out and step it up with some superb bluegrass tunes while supporting local history, then I have the time and location for you. The Benvoulin Heritage Church, at 2279 Benvoulin Rd., on Sunday, May 1, is where you want to be for a terrific after-
noon of fine music by the award winning Day Late and A Dollar Short. The historic Benvoulin Church will be rocking with this down-home music celebration by one of the best bluegrass groups in the country. Proceeds from the event will go to the Central Okanagan Historical Society to be used for restoration projects at the Benvoulin site. Formed in 2004, the Okanagan-based Day Late and Dollar Short is known for its up-tempo traditional musical style, excellent three and four-part harmonies, and smoking-hot acoustic instrumentals. Day Late was a clearcut winner of B.C. Bluegrass Association Band of the Year award in 2006 and has been playing to sold-out audiences from their inception. With more than 200 years of musical experience between them, the boys come from all across Western Canada, includ-
ing Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Kelowna-born Jack Kinakin is a fan favourite with his skills on the dobro. Day Late has helped raise thousands of dollars for local charitable causes and is one of the most respected bands in the valley for their community involvement. The music kicks into gear at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling the COHS office at 250861-7188. *** Congratulations are due to the final nominees in the 36th annual Kelowna Civic and Community Awards. Winners in each category will be revealed at the Gala Ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Among the finalists are: Gordie Abougoush, Jim Belshaw, and Thomas Budd for the Fred Macklin-Man of the Year Award; and Joyce Brinkerhoff, Hea-
ther Schneider, and Julie Wambeke for the Sarah Donalda Treadgold-Women of the Year award. Congratulations folks! Tickets for the awards evening are available to the public starting Monday at the Recreation & Cultural Services office in the Capri Centre Mall (next to Extra Foods) or by phoning 250 4698811. More information may also be found at www.kelowna.ca. *** And finally, Kelowna residents are being encouraged to submit nominations for the 2011 Mayorâ€™s Environmental Achievement Awards. Presented annually to individuals and groups who have made outstanding or innovative contributions to the protection or management of the environment, the awards are now in their 11th year. Nominations are encouraged for individuals, businesses, schools and
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UBCO creative writing students seeking life stories A group of eight UBC Okanagan creative writing students are working on a series of promotional and creative activities for Project Literacy Kelowna Society. The students are collaborating with computer science professor Patricia Lasserreâ€™s students to create content for a new web site. In addition to a short history of Project Literacy Kelowna, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the project involves setting up a traveling road show to collect â€œliteracy narratives.â€? â€œLiteracy narratives are stories about what you remember about learning to read, or how you helped someone else learn to read, or what literacy means to you,â€? said Nancy Holmes, the creative writing professor whose students are taking on this challenge. â€œThey are usually wonderful stories.â€? The students are collecting these stories at a variety of venues such as the downtown Kelowna library and specifically on March 25 at the Kelowna Community Theatre during the annual Word Ruckus event.
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They are particularly interested in hearing stories from folks 19 years or older, and who have experience working or being tutored at Project Literacy, although there is no limit to who can contribute. â€œThis is a great time to be raising awareness about Project Literacy Kelowna,â€? said creative writing student Lee Hannigan. â€œThey have had their funding drastically cut by the provincial governmentâ€™s community gaming grants, but a local donor, MacKay LLP Chartered Accountants, is matching all donations made before May 31, up to $10,000. We want to help out.â€? Project Literacy Kelowna Society, founded in 1986, was the first independent community-based literacy organization to be chartered in British Columbia. For more information about how your story can inspire many, the students welcome emails at literacynarrativesok@gmail. com. This project is supported by UBCâ€™s Learning Exchange program. To learn more, contact Nancy Holmes at 250807-9369; email nancy. email@example.com.
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SPORTS KTFC morphs into leaner Okanagan Athletic Club Kelowna track athletes golden Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER
After nearly 30 years in operation the Kelowna Track and Field Club will cease to exist this season, paving the way for a new and more streamlined track club for local athletes. The Kelowna Track and Field Club has merged into a new track club called the Okanagan Athletics Club. The friendly merger will allow the new track club to pay coaches and administrators and will breathe new life into a club that supports close to 100 athletes. One of the biggest reasons for the change-over was the constitution of the old club which stated that it was a 100 per cent volunteer run club, meaning there could be no paid coaches. That philosophy may have fit the times in 1983 when the Kelowna Track and Field Club opened its doors, but the executive of the club is looking to offer coaches at least some pay and moved to strike a new track club.
â€œSports generally have become more and more professionalized with more options available to kids,â€? said Pat Sima-Ledding, the founder of the Okanagan Athletics Club and a long time coach and executive member for the old club. â€œWe want to be competitive with other sports and offer top level programming as well as something to offer recreational athletes. Our new constitution will allow us to have some paid positions and through that have more quality coaching and bring the club into this century.â€? To start the Okanagan Athletics Club will pay a head coach and a manager as it kicks off its inaugural season with the outdoor track season coming up in early April. Sima-Ledding says they have been in touch with new and old members of the Kelowna club as the process to switch to a new club moved along. She says there was full support from the existing executive and the new club has already created a wave of energy.
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ATHLETES like this Watson Road student can participate in track and field events with the Okanagan Athletics Club after the new club merged with the old Kelowna Track and Field Club. â€œWith the new name and the new colours it brought a new energy,â€? said Sima-Ledding. â€œWeâ€™ve got a lot more parent volunteers stepping up. Itâ€™s really exciting. I just found the last few years the Kelowna club was deteriorating with the lack of volunteers and commitment. I think the club was resting on the shoul-
ders of about six people. They were giving everything but thatâ€™s not realistic to demand of volunteers. Now weâ€™re on target to have higher membership numbers than weâ€™ve had in the past seven or eight years.â€? The Okanagan Athletic Club will take over hosting of the annual Jack Brow Memorial Track
and Field Meet which brings athletes from as far away as Australia to Kelowna each summer. It offers programs from athletes starting at age nine. Registration is now open for the club. To contact the registrar email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information at wwwkeownatrackandfield.com.
Last weekend a handful of Kelowna Track and Field Club athletes competed in their last ever competition as athletes for the Kelowna Track and Field Club as the old club closes its doors for a new association. Daniel Medland-Marchen and James Turner were in Richmond with KTFC coach Pam Medland for the Harry Jerome Invitational. MedlandMarchen was fifth in the open menâ€™s 800m with a time of 2:06.06. Turner won gold in the shot put with a throw of 12.73m, and silver in the high jump (1.85m). Another group of KTFC athletes travelled to Edmonton, with KTFC coach Pat Sima-Ledding to compete at the Alberta Indoor Provincials. There, Keely Watts-Watling won gold in the 15 year old girls shot put with a new personal best throw of 9.29m. Katrina Ledding also threw a new personal best distance of 6.32m, in the Bantam girls shot put. Matt Droguett, participating in his first track and field meet ever, advanced from the preliminaries to the semi-finals in the 60m, and also ran a very strong 200m. Daniel McKinnon earned a personal best in the youth mens 400m. Ali Klassen ran a seasonal best time in the 60m hurdles. â€œI was very proud of the athletes, who competed very well. Each of them achieved a personal best in at least one of the events that they participated in,â€? said Sima-Ledding.
Speed skaters in Montreal Dunlop breaks Aquajet swim club record nett, a relative newcomer to the long track racing broke a personal best in the 1,500m. Meanwhile, Keara Maguire and Nick Goplen took part in Day 1 of the Canada Cup in Calgary. Maguire posted a 7th place finish in the 3,000m with a personal best time while Goplen posted a 500m time mere tenths off his personal best. This is Goplenâ€™s return to ac-
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Local speed skaters put up some solid early season results this week. Jesse Keca rounded out day one of four with a gold medal in the 1,500 metre race in the Under 16 category at the Canadian Short Track Championship in Montreal. Keca is coming off a silver medal win in the Canada Winter Games 3,000 metre relay. Her Team BC relay team has also qualified for Sundayâ€™s final. Jordan Rosborough finished a respectable 4th over-all in the 1,500m. He was up against a tough field involving four Quebec skaters and one AB skater. Switching to long track, Dan MedlandMarchen, Cameron Bennett and Kerry Bennett competed in the Oval Finale All-round Championship this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Medland-Marchen broke personal best times in the 1,500m and 5,000m while Cameron Bennett broke his personal best time during a gutsy skate in the 5,000m. Kerry Ben-
tion in almost a year after recovering from surgery. Both skaters have more races ahead this weekend. Local action in short track speed skating will occur March 26-27 in Kelowna as the â€œBest in the Westâ€? 11-15 year olds compete in the Canada West Short Track Championship. Action begins Saturday and Sunday from 9-4 at the Capital News Centre.
It was another recordbreaking weekend for the Kelowna AquaJets Swim Club. Five former standards fell as the Jets hosted the Cherry Blossom meet at the H20 Fitness and Adventure Centre. Highlighting the weekend was a club rec-
ord broken by Katie Dunlop in the 100 IM in a time of 1:16.25, breaking the previous mark set by Kierra Smith back in 2006 by a full second. Also breaking records in the same event, teammate Christian Desjarlais shattered the boys 15-17 records by almost 2 seconds set back
in 1995 by Roland Bauhart and also set the record in the open category with a time of 1:02.07. On the final day of competition, Amber Crack (8) continued her season of record breaking swims, toppling the mark in both the 200 IM (3:53.91) and the 100 free by over 3 seconds
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The UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s soccer team has signed an Okanagan soccer product for next season. The Heat announced the signing of Vernon Senior Secondary product Michelle Smith for the 2011 season. Smith, a 5’4’’ midfielder, will be graduating from Vernon Senior Secondary this spring and will be bringing a wealth of soccer experience to the Heat. A local Vernon rep player for five seasons, Smith captained the Okanagan Whitecaps’ U16 Super Y league team in 2009. The following year she made the jump to the Okanagan Whitecaps’ Premiere Women’s PCSL squad. A product of the Whitecaps Vernon Soccer Academy, Smith is described as a technically and tactically savvy player. Having been scouted by several other programs at the 2010 Whitecaps College Showcase, Smith chose UBCO and is excited to be able to stay close
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commited to the UBCO women’s soccer program for the coming season. to home. “Having played with a few of the UBCO players and for Claire, I know that the team will be super competitive and dedicated, but also fun,” she said. “UBCO did so well this past year and came close to winning Provincials; I want to help in winning it all next season.” Women’s soccer head coach Claire Paterson
is excited to work with Smith as well. “It is fantastic that Michelle has decided to join our women’s soccer program,” Paterson said. “I have had the pleasure of working with her and seeing her develop over the past three years. She is a true competitor, a great athlete and a wonderful addition to our program.”
The 2011 BC University Squash Championships were held at the university of Victoria in February and the UBCO Student Squash Club sent a healthy body of players to compete for provincial bragging rights. Nine players competed in draws ranging from novice to open-level play. Brody Vejprava, one of the Okanagan’s and UBCO’s top players, played the seventh ranked men’s open player in the open final match. The best of five match ended in favour of the local top-seeded Morgan Latremouille but Vejprava made his opponent earn every point in the loss with scores of 1512, 11-15, 14-15 and 1015. Vejprava is captain for one of the top teams in the elite BC Honda Okanagan Squash (interclub) League. In the Women’s division UBCO picked up the consolation final and in men’s C division, UBCO
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which picked up the consolation final at the university squash championships in February. placed second, losing only in the final. The high calibre play was exciting to watch but the high calibre fun was the theme for the weekend, and everyone got their fair share. The tournament was facilitated by Squash B.C. whose aim in part is to promote squash development for novices and juniors including a post-secondary squash program. Greg Bunyan, VP of player development praised the efforts of the UVic organising group to host a great tournament. “The UVic group did such a terrific job to make it inclusive, fun and competitive for nov-
ice players,” said Bunyan. “Squash B.C. is focused on promoting a lifelong love of the sport from a grassroots level that will serve our players as competitors and as recreational players. Getting students interested in the sport and playing regularly is a big part of that focus.” The UBCO Student Squash Club plays out of the Global Fitness courts in Kelowna. New players are welcome to the Thursday night UBCO Student Squash night at Global where fun games, coaching, tips and general good times can be had. Contact UBCOsquashclub@gmail.com for more information.
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SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING In accordance with the Local Government Act, the Regional Board will hold a Special Budget meeting on Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am in the Woodhaven Room at the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road. This will allow for public consultation before final adoption of the proposed 5-year financial plan for 2011-2015.
OUTDOOR BURNING ALTERNATIVES ENCOURAGED Burning permits are available for eligible property owners in the Central Okanagan. Depending on the fire hazard, local fire chiefs may close the outdoor burning season before April 30th.
Mens and ladies cuts ................................. $11.20 Senior ladies cuts ....................................... $11.20 Senior ladies shampoo/blow dry ............. $11.20 Senior ladies cut/shampoo/set ................. $16.00 Perms .......................................................... $50.00 Senior mens and kids .................................. $8.96 RCMP rate (coffee and donuts not included).............. $8.96 TAXES INCLUDED
While most people are not allowed to burn outdoors, everyone is encouraged to use other options available such as chipping, composting and the free year round drop-off of yard and garden waste at the Glenmore Landfill and Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre. Residents with curbside collection may also use their green-lid wheeled waste container to dispose of compostable yard waste through the bi-weekly program.
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With Frank Morrisette unavailable to skip his team, Jock Tyre stepped in to call the shots in leading Coors Light to the 2011 Moslon Men’s Open Superleague Curling title. Second Kurt Roberts moved to third, Justin Nillson filled at second, while Paul Armstrong played lead in a 7-5 win over Lance McGinn (Meyers Norris Penny) in the final game on Wednesday night at the Kelowna Club. McGinn appeared to be in control after scoring three in the seventh end when the Coors Light skip missed an open hit, and McGinn had a 5-3 lead. Tyre then bounced back with a draw for two to tie it up and force an extra end. In the ninth, the Meyers Norris Penny missed two runbacks against two Coors Light rocks on the button. McGinn was then unsuccessful with an in-off, hit-and-roll attempt on his last rock to give Coors a steal of two and the Molson Superleague title.
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Those eligible to burn (properties one hectare or larger) must have an approved permit from their local fire authority. Property owners in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas that are eligible to burn must obtain a permit from the Regional District by calling 250-469-6223, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Collect calls are accepted and long distance charges do not apply to calls placed from cellular phones. To determine whether burning is allowed on a particular day, those with permits must first call the Outdoor Burning Hotline (250-470-5155). The Venting Index must be 65 or greater and the Air Quality Index 25 or lower before igniting any permitted fire. As the valley has unique weather conditions and topography and venting is rarely good in the morning, it’s also recommended that approved burning take place in late morning or early afternoon. For more information on all Regional Air Quality Program initiatives in the Central Okanagan, visit the Regional District website (regionaldistrict.com/airquality)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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SPORTS â–ź MASTER SWIMMING
Play ball hockey in newest venue
Swim champs here April Kelowna will be host to more than 300 Masters swimmers from around British Columbia and Canada this April during the Team Aquatic Sup-
plies B.C. Masters Swimming Championships. The Okanagan Masters Swim Club (OMSC) is organizing and hosting the event for the second
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EXHIBITIONâ€ŚKamloops Blaze Rachel
Frymire (left) moves the ball past Kelowna Unitedâ€™s Jontaya Mayer in U-14 girls exhibition soccer on Saturday in Kamloops.
time in five years. â€œWith a membership of 115, we are one of the largest Masters swimming clubs in B.C.,â€? said Tony Hoft, OMSC president. â€œWeâ€™re privileged to have the H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre as our home pool. Our beautiful Okanagan together with one of the most advanced aquatic facilities in Canada, provide an unmatched opportunity to attract swimmers from around the province. We are privileged also to have an enthusiastic and hard working team of experienced volunteers who have put in several hundred hours of their time to make the 2011 Provincials an enjoyable and memorable experience for swimmers, guests and officials.â€? OMSC encourages Masters swimmers throughout B.C. and beyond to submit their entry forms well ahead of the April 5 deadline. Meet manager Laura Garrett says they are looking for more volunteers to step forward to offer timekeeping and other services for
MEMBERS of the Okanagan Masters Swim Club are hosting the B.C. Masters Swim Championships in Kelowna this April one or more days over the weekend. More information is available on www.okmasters.com/2011-provincials Around 1,600 Masters swimmers are registered in British Columbia. Masters swimming provides excellent opportunities for improved health and quality of life through regular low-impact exercise, improved cardio-vascular function and the general well-being that comes from exercise, heaps of camaraderie and even a little competition. If youâ€™re over the age of 18, youâ€™re old enough to join, and if youâ€™re beyond 90 you can still con-
tinue to be an important and active member of Masters swimming. For more information on Masters Swimming visit the OMSC website at http://www.okmasters. com. OMSC also hosts the FINA Open Water Swim in Okanagan Lake during late August, as part of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon. The OMSC website has more information: http://okmasters.com/ events/open-water-kelowna-apple-2011
With spring break giving Kelowna students some free time over the next week, one of Kelownaâ€™s newest sports arenas is giving kids and parents an option for free exercise. The new Sunplex Sports Club will be running free youth ball hockey drop in from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Charitable Donations of dry goods are welcome for the Kelowna Food Bank as admission. â€œThe kids need something to do during spring break,â€? said Brian Staples of the Sunplex Sports and Entertainment Arena. â€œThe sport of ball hockey is fantastic no matter how old you are or what skill level you have. Itâ€™s a game we play just for fun. Weâ€™ve
taken this great sport and given it a customized place to play. With a great rink, locker rooms, sports bar and grill, two upper level viewing areas, music, goal horns and more.â€? To participate in the drop-ins, a helmet, gloves and stick are required, and parents must sign a waiver. For more information you can call 250-860-0886, go online to www.sunplex. ca or drop by the club and say hi to the friendly staff at Sunplex. Sunplex is Okanaganâ€™s newest multi sport & entertainment arena located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, behind the old train station on Ellis St. In operation for just nine months Sunplex now has 28 adult ball hockey teams and aims to triple that number.
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â€œThe team swam very strong all weekend,â€? said Jets head coach Peter Wilkins. â€œIt was a great way to wrap up the short course season on such a positive note, I canâ€™t wait to see what this club is capable of doing over the long course season this summer.â€? Emily Epp also had a breakthrough meet, qualifying her for regional level competitions, along with teammates who made it this past Wednesday at the Woon Manning Memorial Jamboree: Kyle Butterworth, Courtney Chisholm, Skye Kinnear, Nicholas Lam, Megan Martin, Kama Ringer and Tudor Stanciu.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
SPORTS ▼ PHYSICAL THERAPY
Skype makes diagnosing, injuries much easier
The Grade 7 girls basketball team at Dr. Knox wrapped up a fantastic season at the 12-team Championship Jamboree this past weekend. After winning their first two games, Knox Black met Knox Red in a semi-final showdown and after a hard fought battle Knox Black emerged victorious. Knox Red went on to win their final game against KLO and claim third place. In the championship game, Knox Black went up against the #1 ranked St. Joe’s team and Knox was able to pull it all together and win the game and the championship. Knox Black team players are: (front row) Breanna Statham, Caleigh Brown, Jessica Arbez , Lauren Gateley, (middle row) Brooke Daniels, Lindsay Nicholas, Kristy Baillie, Abby Thompson, (back row) Kaila Neville and coach Doug Nicholas.
But nothing can replace seeing your physio in person for treatment.
Network with today and tomorrow
Connect with today’s business leaders and the people who will shape tomorrow The Okanagan Business Students Association is hosting its 32nd Annual Business Banquet that draws together the students of Okanagan College’s award-winning School of Business and business and community leaders from throughout the region. Blend into that mix a pair of dynamic guest speakers – Chris Emery and Larry Finnson (aka the Clodhopper Guys) - and you have the ingredients for an entertaining and valuable evening of networking.
The event occurs
at 5 p.m. at the Coast Capri Hotel ballroom Tickets are $99 HST included
Guest Speakers: The Clodhopper Guys Chris Emery and Larry Finnson are two of Canada’s great young entrepreneurs. As the creators of Clodhoppers candy, they took Chris’ grandma’s recipe and developed it into a multi-million dollar business. Their youthful and energetic style and neversay-die attitude led Clodhoppers to a point where it was ranked amongst the “Top Ten Food Companies in Canada” by Food in Canada magazine. They experienced a 1000% increase in gross income during their ﬁrst three years in business. Chris & Larry have been recognized for their sales and marketing techniques in media and publications. In 2003, they were featured on CNN’s Mavericks of the Morning and in Fortune’s Small Business magazine. In 2004, Clodhoppers was named as one of “Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies” by Proﬁt magazine. In 2006, Chris & Larry sold Clodhoppers to Brookside Foods, a leading Canadian chocolate manufacturer. Driven by the thrill of entrepreneurism, they are experts in opening key doors in the business world and developing unique brands.
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h the benefits of Skype…my long distance friends can now show me their injuries when we talk, versus solely trying to describe exactly where on their body they have pain. This has made it a hundred times easier for me to figure out what they are describing, and to provide them with a more accurate understanding of their injury. And that’s what happened the other night when a friend suddenly stuck her foot into the camera view and said “what does it mean when it hurts here?” She was pointing to the inside of her ankle. When I looked at my friend’s foot, the inside of her ankle, just behind the anklebone and into her arch, was swollen and she reported it was tender to touch. She admitted that this had been going on for a while and first noticed the pain after a rather long run, which included trails with a lot of up and down. My friend’s area of swelling is typical for tibialis posterior tendinitis. The tendon becomes inflamed when an activity places too much stress on it. Activities such as running, walking, jumping, repetitive pivoting with the feet and prolonged standing can stress the tibialis posterior tendon. The tendon can be further stressed with improper footwear; lack of arch support; muscle imbalances in the lower leg (tightness and weakness); faulty foot, ankle, or knee mechanics (overpronation, ‘duck feet’ position, and knocked knee) or from trauma (ankle sprain or fracture). The tibialis posterior is a deep calf muscle of the lower leg. It is located beneath the two commonly known calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus. The tendon por-
KEEPING YOU MOVING
Robina Palmer tion of the muscle travels down and around the inside of the anklebone (the prominent knob). From there, it wraps around the underside of the foot and attaches to the bones in the bottom of the foot. The wrapping of the tendon to the underside of the foot helps support the arch on the inside of the foot. The muscle’s other functions are to push the foot and toes down (as seen with walking and calf raises), and to pull the foot inwards. Treating tibialis posterior tendinitis starts with recognizing the irritating activity and all the contributing factors. Ice to control the inflammation is step one. Step two is taking a break from the activities that cause pain or increase discomfort along the tendon. Step three is to find out what other contributing factors you may have that further fuel the irritation. This third step usually requires an assessment (in person, not over Skype) to determine all possible contributing factors. Your physiotherapist will be able to determine if it was a pure overuse injury or if you are predisposed to injury through faulty mechanics, muscle imbalances, or improper footwear. Your physiotherapist will also prescribe specific stretches and strengthening exercises to further assist and speed up your recovery. For this condition, I’ll recommend for you what I recommended for my friend on Skype: See a physiotherapist where you live—in person. Robina Palmer is a registered physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. 250-861-8056 rpalmer@ suncityphysiotherapy.com
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Utility company scam targeted at local residents
years, Lakeshore Place has sponsored a team at the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, but the seniors’ residence was recently reminded that prostate cancer is actually the number one diagnosed cancer among men nationwide. So Lakeshore Place declared February as prostate cancer awareness month and raised $681.50 towards the cause. Resident Merv Genoe (right) presented the donation to Bren Witt, director of the Okanagan Prostate Research Centre Socie ty, at a luncheon earlier this month.
n March 15, a SENIORS’ senior resident of CONCERNS Kelowna was targeted by two fraudsters who pretended to be utility company employees. The woman, who was at her residence in the 600 Sharen block of Lexington Drive Marteny in the Mission, was told that her gas meter needed to be replaced and that the cost was $400 cash in advance. The feisty lady became immediately suspicious and closed the door on them, saying she would call the gas company that the scammers claimed to be representing. This was the right thing to do. When the gas company rep was told what had happened, he assured the woman that the two were not company employees, and that the company would never conduct business in that manner. The representative then called police to report the incident. Police are investigating the incident, but they ask anyone who has experienced a similar incident, whether money was lost or not, to call the RCMP with any information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects. In this particular case, the lucky senior did not lose her money, but sadly those who tried to dupe her will likely not stop in their attempts to part others from their hard earned money. The targeting of seniors and the elderly by morally bereft individuals is reprehensible. In extreme circumstances, some victims are left virtually penniless and find it nearly impossible to cope with the loss. It is important for seniors to know that everyone who writes, calls, or comes to the door with a goal of getting money from them under uncomfortable circumstances should be considered suspicious. Time must be taken and questions asked before deciding whether a solicitation is genuine or fraudulent. A simple acronym, SCAM, may help: S—Safe. If you give in to one of these frauds, would you be worse off for having done it? C—Credible. Does the person, who is trying to convince you, have any credibility that can be verified? A—Aggressive. Is the scammer using an aggressive tactic, or language, that requires an immediate or imperative response? M—Motive. Is their motive to deprive you of money or assets (banking information), with a promise of reward? The important thing to remember is this; you can always hang up the phone, tear up the letter or close the door in order to protect your money. For further information, contact Kelowna RCMP Cost. Steve Holmes at 250-470-6361. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257 www.seniorsconsulting.net
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Upcoming events at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 during the month of March: branch 26 AGM Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m.; Roast Beef Dinner and Dance Friday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., music by Total Gin; Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information please call 250-7624117.
The cause of a fire that displaced 26 residents from Okanagan Manor on Wednesday afternoon has been confirmed as electrical in nature. That determination was announced Friday, after fire investigators and the B.C. Safety Authority probed the cause of the blaze at the Jones Street seniors complex. On Wednesday afternoon, a resident noticed smoke in the hallway before 911 was called and residents were evacuated. The alarm reportedly didn’t go off. Arriving firefighters noticed smoke on the roof and traced the fire to the building’s electri-
cal room. The 26 residents were provided emergency food and accommodation for 72 hours by Emergency Social Services. “The Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program continues to work with the building owners, volunteers from ESS and other community organizations to ensure that all residents who were displaced by the fire have accommodations until they can return to their homes,” said Kelowna assistant fire chief Lou Wilde. It is possible the residents will be back in their homes sometime this week, he added.
The Central Okanagan Hospice Association presents guest speaker Dr. Phyliss Silverman, a medical researcher, author and teacher, who will talk about the grieving process on April 7, 7 p.m., at Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets $30/person. Call 250763-5511. Join the Respite & Recreation Club program which is designed to
Community Calendar IN THE LOOP meet the h needs d off people l with Alzheimer Disease and Dementia. Meet every Wednesday morning at Fernbrae Manor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dancing (ballroom/ Latin) every Sunday evening at Water Street Seniors Centre, 7:30 p.m., dress code is dressy casual, cost $5. The Barbership Harmony group meets every Monday, 7 p.m., at Water Street Seniors Centre. Guests welcome. See
www.evg.org/chordial / h di l or call 250-868-3796. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivers and people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on Tuesday at the Kelowna Resource Centre, 865 Bernard. Call Jennifer at 250-860-0305. To have your item included in the Capital News city calendar, email it to email@example.com or fax 250-7638469.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
NEWS ▼ CHUTE LAKE ELEMENTARY
Budding artistry on display at gala Chute Lake Elementary hosted the school’s inaugural Arts Gala— A Walk through the Okanagan—on March 11. Janice Keirstead Hennig, a local painter, has been working at Chute Lake Elementary as the resident artist for the past few weeks and supported all 475 students to create water colour paintings with an Okanagan theme. There were Ogopogos, stellar jays, cherries, snow ghosts, ponderosa pines and many more on dis-
play as friends and family browsed an entire gallery of student artwork. More than 500 people enjoyed dance and music performances by Chute Lake and Okanagan-Mission Secondary students. The successful event also raised money for the on-going arts curriculum at Chute Lake Elementary, which is situated in the Kettle Valley community with an enrolment of about 475 students. Keirstead Hennig’s joie de vivre is apparent in all of her artwork and
in her teaching. She paints with bold colours in a style of expressionistic realism. She is best known for her water colours and acrylics of nature, wildlife, pet portraits and Okanagan scenes. The daughter of famous Canadian artist James Lorimer Keirstead, Janice has been a self-employed artist for 25 years and has 10 years of experience teaching in schools, professional development workshops for teachers and art lessons from her home studio.
ART WORK submissions from Chute Lake Elementary students Dakoda Gervais (left) and Hanna Kreway.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Journal publishes study by UBCO human kinetics student Chris Willie, a human kinetics PhD student at UBC Okanagan, is the principal author of a new study soon to appear in one of the worldâ€™s top clinical journals, Hypertension. The study will be available online March 21. Titled Neuromechanical, the study features the cardiac baroreflex following exercise, and provides new insights into the mechanisms that control blood pressure before and following exercise in healthy people.
â€œThe purpose of my study was to understand why, after exercise, blood pressure is decreasedâ€” itâ€™s a relatively unexplored area,â€? said Willie. His research focuses on better understanding the integrated mechanisms regulating human cerebral blood flow in health and disease. â€œIn the most basic definition, my research examines the relationship between blood pressure control and blood flow in the brain.â€? Using state-of-the-art
ultrasound technology to assess the characteristics of the carotid artery before and after exercise, Willie, along with colleagues from Harvard Medical School in Boston and Otago Medical School in New Zealand, analyzed 10 healthy individuals over three months. â€œWe were able to identify neural mechanisms that show the human brain actively decreases blood pressure regulation after exercise,â€? said Willie. â€œWhat this does is provide evidence that exercise
can be used as an effective tool to help decrease high blood pressure. â€œIt also allows clinicians and scientists who study pharmaceutical treatment of blood pressure to better understand how this physiology, as well as exercise can be utilized to enhance treatment.â€? Willie added that a significant number of Canadians die from, or live with, diseases that are directly or indirectly caused by improper blood pressure regulation, rang-
ing from heart failure to stroke. â€œIt is essential to better understand these processes so improved prevention options and treatments can be developed,â€? said Willie. â€œHypertension is the number one clinical blood pressure journal in the worldâ€? said Phil Ainslie, associate professor of human kinetics at UBCO and Willieâ€™s PhD supervisor. â€œTo publish in it is a really impressive feat in anyoneâ€™s career.â€?
CHRIS WILLIE has researched a new study into
mechanisms that control blood pressure before and after exercise by healthy people.
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Nichi is a strong energetic boy looking for his permanent home. He has been shufﬂed around by many people who didn’t want the responsibility of owning a large exuberant dog. He always has a big smile on his face and is happy to see you. Nichi is quite hyper, loves to be with people and needs lots of exercise. He is friendly, active, playful and affectionate. With continued obedience & leash training he will be a rambunctious addition to your home.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
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IN THE 1880S miners used whatever they could to create shelter in the desert town of Calico, CA, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Explore beautiful stretch of desert between LA and Vegas Judith Evans CONTRIBUTOR
Every Friday, Los Angelenos make a mass exodus to Las Vegas, traveling through the desert on an easy 275-mile drive up Interstate 15. Come Sunday, the caravan reverses, and they head home from a weekend at the casinos. If you’re visiting Las Vegas, why not follow their lead and include a road trip to Los Angeles in your vacation? Better yet, spend a day or more on the drive and explore the landscape in between. Although much of the California desert is sparsely populated, it’s loaded with otherworldly vistas and points of interest. You can see mountains splashed with a rainbow of reds, pinks, oranges, purples and greens. Spiky Joshua trees
stand in splendor. If you’re lucky and visit in spring after a wet winter—such as this one—the desert floor might be covered with a blanket of wildflowers. At Calico, Calif., an abandoned silver-mining town is now a county park, and in Barstow, Calif., a once-derelict railroad depot has found new life. I recently flew into Las Vegas and home from Los Angeles, taking the long way during the drive between the two cities. Our first stops were in the Mojave National Preserve, which covers 1.6 million acres. We were there for several hours yet saw only a small portion of the park. We left Interstate 15 at Cima Road, two bumpy lanes that wind through the desert. We stopped to explore rock formations, then head-
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ed to the Kelso Depot Visitor Center, which was built in 1924 as a railroad stop. It contains a small museum, a restaurant and an information counter loaded with brochures. A ranger was on duty to answer questions. In the distance we could see the Kelso sand dunes, which are almost 700 feet high and cover 45 square miles. Hikers can walk a 3-mile trail, and visitors are invited to run down the dunes, creating what the National Park Service describes as a “singing” or “booming” sound. From Kelso, we headed north on Kelbaker Road to the town of Baker, passing the strange sight of red-and-black cinder cones and dark lava beds. In addition to the paved roads, the preserve is crisscrossed with trails for off-road vehicles. Horses are welcome but not available for rental.
(As the Park Service says, it’s BYOH.) Tours are conducted through the Mitchell Caverns. Two campgrounds are on the preserve, and roadside camping is permitted in some areas. The landscape is ancient, although the lava flows date to as little as 10,000 years ago. For a look at the much more recent past, we headed to Calico Ghost Town, which is about 15 miles northeast of Barstow. Calico was a silver-mining town in the 1880s, complete with shacks, saloons, hardship and revelry. Its mines produced $86 million in silver and $45 million in borax, but when the price of silver fell, the town was abandoned. By 1904 it was empty. In 1951, Walter Knott (of Knott’s Berry Farm
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Historic houses saved for cultural insight Desert from A23 fame) restored the town and turned it into a tourist attraction. He donated it to San Bernardino County in 1966. About a third of Calico is original, and the rest is reconstructed. Visvitors can tour a mine, take a train ride and explore a variety of shops, restaurants and historical displays. A look at the mountains surrounding the town makes the source of its name obvious: The
blotches of colorful rock resemble the multicolored calico cloth so popular when the West was young. Admission to Calico Ghost Town is $6, and a campground is nearby. Our next stop was history of an even more recent vintage. The Barstow Harvey House, “Casa Del Desierto” (House of the Desert) was built in 1911 on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail line. It was a luxurious stop deep in the desert, offering ho-
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tel rooms and food. The Harvey House closed in 1971, long past its heyday. By the late 1980s, the building was badly deteriorated, coated with bird droppings inside and out. Looters and vandals had hauled away everything of value, but the beauty of the Spanish-Moorish structure still shone through. After years of debate about the building’s future, its owner announced plans to tear it down. That spurred preservation efforts to pull together grants and other funding. The Harvey House was reopened in 1999. Today it is an Amtrak station and houses the local Chamber of Commerce, the Mother Road Route 66 Museum and the Western America Railroad Museum. The traveler who wants to continue a trip through time might conclude with a tour of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex for a look at the massive antennas that allow NASA to stay in touch with spacecraft venturing billions of miles away. Goldstone is located on Fort Irwin, the Army’s National Training Center, about 35 miles from Barstow. Reservations to visit must be made in advance.
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A HOUSE made of bottles is among the attractions in the desert town of Calico, California. able in the towns of Baker and Barstow. Mojave National Preserve—nps.gov/moja; 1-760-252-6100 Calico Ghost Town— calicotown.com; 1-800862-2542 Casa del Desierto (Barstow Harvey House)—681 North First Avenue. Houses the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, route66museum.org, and
the Western America Railroad Museum, barstowrailmuseum.org Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex—deepspace.jpl.nasa. gov/dsn/features/goldstonetours.html More information— Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, barstowchamber.com Judith Evans is a Capital News contributor.
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On a motorcycle more than in a car, it’s not just where you’re going; it’s how you get there.
Edom, Texas—I never used to associate motorcycling with dessert, but I’ve learned better. The Shed is a particular favorite with motorcyclists, as management is well aware. For Halloween, two inflatable skeletal bikers perched on the porch awning. It’s a regular stop on the Pie Run, an informal monthly rally operated by a group called Two-Wheeled Texans (www.twtex.com). Piewise, it’s a pretty demanding group. The Shed Cafe, 8337 FM279, Edom; 903-8527791; theshedcafe.com.
Ruidoso, N.M.— Somewhere along the road it’ll hit you: Man, this country is big. Our aim: Camp on a mountainside in the Lincoln National Forest, smell the evergreens, see the stars. Once in Ruidoso, we dropped in at the U.S. Park Service ranger station, which steered us up the mountain that leads to the Ski Apache area. The road begins with gentle twists, then tightens into hairpins flanked by spectacular scenery. We camped at 8,100 feet above sea level and a world away. In the isolation of the forest, you can’t believe you’re only a few miles from Ruidoso’s strips of schlock shops. Smokey Bear District ranger station, U.S. Forest Service, 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso; 575-2574095. Christopher Wienandt is a Capital News contributor.
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PLAYGROUND HELPER…Chute Lake Elementary School has
received a donation of $10,000 toward the school’s Pay for the Playground Campaign from the Village of Kettle Valley. On hand for the donation presentation were (from right) Bruce McKay (principal of Chute Lake Elementary), Carlos Bermudez (president and general manager of the Village of Kettle Valley) and Terry Jacklin (vice-president of Chute Lake Elementary Parents Advisory Council). When Chute Lake Elementary School first opened its doors in September 2009 the parents advisory council had planned for and purchased a playground for the students, with a priority that the playground would be accessible to all students. The safety base in the play area is made from engineered wood fibre, which compacts to form a wheelchair and stroller accessible surface. Parts of the play structure are wheelchair accessible and has two stainless steel slides so that even students with cochlear hearing implants can use them (the static from plastic slides interferes with the proper working of the implants.) The overall cost of this playground was $64,000. Since the school opened, the PAC has been committed to fund raising activities and seeking corporate and community donations to pay off this debt, which is due for payment to the Cenral Okanagan School District on or before June 2012. With this $10,000 donation from Kettle Valley, the campaign is halfway towards achieving its fundraising goal.
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europlasticity— this big word is also becoming more of a buzzword as the trend in health care turns away from traditional paradigms to new research on brain function. The media continue to discover that this big word is indeed a topic of enormous practical importance. Understanding the brain’s innate adaptive process and its relationship to optimal health represents a revolutionary approach in healing. Recently, neuroplasticity was also a featured topic in Time Magazine. Through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we can now see with hard evidence that the physical structure and function of a brain “in pain” is much different from a normal and healthy brain. This technology allows us to see changes in the brain in real time. As reported in the article, Dr. Sean Mackey, a professor of anesthesia and pain management at Stanford University, says his studies suggest that through our conscious awareness, we can learn how to act back on the brain and change the brain circuits that are responsible for pain. Along with chronic pain, impaired brain wiring is also at the very root of illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia and anxiety. Yet the process itself of correcting impaired brain circuitry in the brain is not a quick and easy one. In
Annie Hopper order to rewire brain function it takes personal discipline and focused dedication. However, the resulting recovery from many chronic and often misun-
derstood illnesses through self directed neuroplasticity ismiraculous by any medical standard. The time that it takes to experience a difference in physical symptoms from rewiring brain function varies from person to person. For some, it may only take a few days to notice profound changes in symptoms, while for others this shift may takes weeks or months. Take Sharon for example, a 70-year-old
woman who attended a program that I held last month in Florida. Sharon had suffered from multiple chemical sensitivities along with an array of associated symptoms that affected her gastro-intestinal function, nervous system and immune system for 20 years. Prior to taking the dynamic neural retraining system, Sharon had to wear a mask to go into any public environment and was very isolated in
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The Dynamic Neural Retraining System will be the subject of a threeday seminar in Kelowna on April 29. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Annie Hopper is a core belief counsellor and brain retraining specialist.
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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen taste Kelowna! From pizza to sushi, Chinese to Indian, fine dining to take-out, there’ll be lots of variety in the food samples to be offered at next Sunday’s 22nd annual Taste of Kelowna event. Not only that, but there will be live entertainment, draws and a variety of beverages available as well. The Taste of Kelowna is organized by the Restaurant and Foodservices Association and is a great opportunity for you to try restaurants you’d considered going to, without having to go and spend the money on a full meal first. Instead, more than 20 restaurants and 10 beverage companies will offer you specially-prepared sample dishes or drinks for the price of one to three $1 tickets. Participants decorate their booths and you have an opportunity to speak to the chef or winemaker or staff about what goes into their products and why you should try them. Favourite ones have lineups before the day is done, but generally, people have a lot of fun enjoying the entertainment while they wait, if they do decide to get in line. Net proceeds go to the YM-YWCA, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and KidsCare, so while enjoying yourselves with your family, you can also contribute to a worthy cause. The event is Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelowna Curling Club. Admission is $5 a person or $10 for a family of five. There’s face painting for the youngsters as well as balloon animals and other entertainment. One of those participating this year will be the Delta Grand Okanagan, and executive-chef Stuart Klassen shared one of his samples for this year’s event, just to get your taste buds tingling. Incidentally, if you enjoy this column, reserve a copy of my upcoming book, called Jude's Kitchen, to be published this spring by the Okanagan Institute. Go to: www.judiesteeves.com
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Chef Stuart Klassen's Barbecued Pork/Carnitas Tacos Down south barbecued pork meets Mexican tacos, with an Okanagan twist, in this creation of Delta Grand Okanagan executive chef Stuart Klassen. If you're not up to making this yourself, just go to the Taste of Kelowna next weekend, and he'll serve it to you, already made up!
1/2 lb. (200 g) coarse salt 1 gal. (4 l) water 3 bay leaves 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 c. (250 ml) maple syrup 1 c. (250 ml) Canadian whiskey 5 lb. (2.2 kg) pork shoulder
2.6 oz. (75 g) paprika 4 garlic cloves 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 tbsp. (15 ml) black pepper 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil 1/2 c. (125 ml) brown sugar
2 onions 4 garlic cloves 1 1/2 c. (375 ml) brown sugar 1 c. (250 ml) maple syrup 1 c. (250 ml) Canadian whiskey 2 fresh jalapeno peppers 2 fresh red chilies 3 limes, juice and zest 2 c. (500 ml) tomato paste 8.4 c. (2 l) diced, canned tomato 1 bunch of cilantro
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3 limes, juice and zest
2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) honey salt & pepper, to taste 6-inch corn tortillas Begin by brining the pork. Add coarse salt to cold water, with bay leaves, one bunch fresh thyme, maple syrup and whiskey and mix well until the salt is dissolved. Trim excess fat off pork and cut into one to two pound pieces. Add to the brine (make sure brine covers pork) and let sit in the refrigerator for two days. Dry the pork and combine paprika, four minced garlic cloves, thyme leaves, black pepper, olive oil and brown sugar; then rub on the pork and refrigerate for a day. Remove and sear in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil, until browned on all sides. Place in a smoker and cold smoke for four to six hours. To make the barbecue sauce, add a drizzle of olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Saute diced white onions until caramelized. Then add the minced garlic, brown sugar,
maple syrup, whiskey, minced peppers and chilies, lime zest and juice, tomato paste, tomatoes and chopped cilantro and cook for about 20 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 300 F. Braise the seared pork in a pan, covered with the barbecue sauce. It should cover the top of the pork. Add tomato juice if it doesn’t. Roast until the meat is tender and falling apart, about four hours. Remove the barbecue sauce and reduce it to a thick sauce in another pot. Cool. Shred pork and mix the sauce with it and serve warm. To make the apple lime slaw, julienne a tart variety of apple, peeled carrots, red onions and red chilies, along with chopped cilantro. Zest and juice three limes, combine with olive oil and honey and mix together well, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Prepare the tortillas by frying them in a deep fryer, pushing each down with a metal ladle to form cups. Remove and cool. Assemble by putting a dollop of bean puree mixed with sour cream into the bottom; then top with pulled pork and apple slaw. Serves 12 to 15 or so.
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December 1, 1931 - March 10, 2011 Walter Krohman, loved and admired father and grandfather, passed suddenly on March 10, 2011. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, a loss from which he never recovered. He is survived by sons, Ken and Darcy (Donna), recipients of his unconditional love and support. Each of his grandchildren-Nicola, Corey, Grady, Gavin, Rebecca, and Justin - knew his keen interest in their young lives and his unreserved pride in their accomplishments. Walter is also survived by sister Marianne (Albers) and brother Richard (Ann), with whom he spent many joyous hours sharing memories, and by numerous nephews and nieces who touched his and Elaine’s lives. Walter valued and embraced every opportunity to have immediate and extended family and long-time friends gather and share their lives. He will be missed. A service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall located at 1039 KLO Road, Kelowna. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Society -150A 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4N7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
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ITO, MIEKO (MAE)
Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 75. Survived by her loving husband Ken of 46 years, daughter Kim Ito (Peter Dyck) of Kelowna, sons Ron Ito of Salmon Arm, David Ito of Kelowna, grandchildren Stephen, Maraya, Cameron, brothers Chic (Mari) Mori of Kelowna, Min (Mid) Mori of Kelowna, Sat (Yem) Mori of Kelowna, sister Em Nishi of Kelowna and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by brothers Ted Mori and Shorty Mori. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Springﬁeld Funeral Home, 2020 Springﬁeld Funeral Home, 2020 Springﬁeld Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
LANDON, EDITH ELIZABETH (NEE TATE) Passed away in her sleep at home March 16, 2011 at the young age of 94. Born in Calgary January 21, 1917, she lived in various places in Alberta. In 1936 she married Lyle Landon, settled in Brooks, and had a family. In 1957 they moved to Fort St. John, BC, where Lyle and Edith eventually opened ‘Fort Music Studio’. 1975 was retirement year where they settled in beautiful Kelowna, had a huge garden and several fruit trees. She sure did a lot of canning and freezing. Edith loved to play cards, whether it be night or day. To the end she played BRIDGE and canasta three times a week. She loved to dance even more and did so until her mid eighties. Being one of the founding Royal Purple Ladies in Brooks 63 years ago, she was an active member in Fort St. John and Kelowna. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Shirley Larmand, Marilyn Shaman, Donna Moen (Rod), Colleen Landon, eight grandchildren: Tracy, Cherie, Tawnya, Shelley, Brandi, Jason, Chantelle, Ryan, eighteen great grandchildren and sisiter-in-law Marjory Stewart. She was predeceased by daughter Donnell, husband Lyle, brothers Johnny and Bryan Tate, sister Lucy Pﬂuhaupt, and son-in-law Denis Larmand. Goodbye Mom, we miss your SMILE and laughter already. Memorial service will be held at Springﬁeld Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9M9 or to the Arthritis Society for ‘Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Research.’ 1645 West 7th Ave, suite 200, Vancouver BC, V6J 1S4. Interment will take place in the spring in Brooks, AB. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
for their generous donation of 80 dining room chairs. Thank you, Gary Tamblyn, and the staff and residents of Fernbrae Manor! Obituaries
HANS C. ANDERSEN
May 26, 1931 - March 8, 2011 On Tuesday March 8th, Hans slipped away to his Heavenly home, with his loving wife Phyllis holding his hand and a small circle of family and close friends surrounding his bed singing hymns as angels ushered him from this world. He had for two months valiantly struggled to overcome respiratory distress, which developed following cardiac surgery in December. Hans emigrated from Denmark in mid 1950 and worked in Kamloops and Port Alberni prior to moving to Kelowna. In 1966, he and a partner formed Active Machine Works Ltd., which operated on Cawston Ave until June 1981. In 1969, he reafﬁrmed his committment to Christ and he and Phyllis (Vasselin) were married in 1971. They had no children; thus, were able to begin enjoying retirement just ten years later. They routinely drove their motorhome to California where they spent winters and made a number of trips to visit relatives in Florida. There were also annual trips to Alberta to visit family there. Hans initiated the formation of the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and worked with that organization here in Kelowna as well as joining blitz builds in Edmonton, Washington State, Indiana and Newfoundland. Andersen family survivors include son (Ole) of Penticton, brother (Dres) and nieces Mette and Jenny, and other kin in Denmark and Australia. Vasselin family survivors include two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in BC, Alberta, Sask., Ontario and Florida. Missed by his little dog Lacey. Thanks to the doctors and nursing staff in ICU who cared for him so tenderly and professionally. Cremation with funeral to be held at a later date at Bethel Church in Three Hills, Alberta with burial in Vasselin family plot. As a memorial to Hans, you are invited to make a donation to Kelowna Habitat for Humanity 76-3535 Casorso Rd, Kelowna BC 250-868-4919
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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Electricians and Apprentices needed Summit Electric Ltd. with ofﬁces in Kamloops and Quesnel is looking for certiﬁed electricians and 3rd and 4th year apprentices for full time work. Applicants must have the ability to travel to job sites across Western Canada. Company pays for travel, LOA and any ﬂights. CORE COMPETENCIES • Industrial and commercial experience an asset • Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to severe time constraints as needed • Able to work with little or no supervision • Must be able to pass mandatory drug testings Reply To: email@example.com or by fax to: (250)992-7855 F/T waitress for restaurant in Winﬁeld. Call Don 250-4702401 FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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