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Special heroes receive credit For Medichair Kamloops, it’s all about giving back to the community in which they operate. “That was the driving force behind the Caregiver of the Month Program that we developed with CFJC TV,” says Chris Sellmer, a co-owner of Medichair Kamloops, a locally owned franchise that specializes in home medical equipment. “Sometimes we don’t give enough credit to the many caregivers in our community who play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those who have physical or mental disabilities. These unsung heroes often put their own life on hold to help others who otherwise wouldn’t receive the level of care

that they need.” “With that in mind, Medichair Kamloops and CFJC-TV’s Midday Show have created the Caregiver of the Month Program to recognize those people in the Kamloops area who selflessly make a difference in the quality of life of others. We are offering a monthly prize pack, which will be promoted on the CFJC-TV Midday Show Monday to Friday. Viewers are asked to nominate a special hero caregiver utilizing the link php and describe in 150 words or less how a particular caregiver is providing excellent care and service for those in need.”

Health Minister Terry Lake, along with Buron Healthcare, Interior Health representatives, residents and community members gathered September 9 to celebrate the grand opening of the region’s newest residential care facility. “Our government is committed to providing seniors and their families with quality care close to home,” said Lake. “This new facility is great news for Kamloops families, building residential care capacity to meet demand now and in the future.” Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre is a new three-storey facility with 125 publicly funded beds and five private-pay beds, providing a full range of services in a home-like environment. Interior Health contracts with Buron for the 125 beds and facilitates the assessment and referral process for admissions. “Seniors in our community deserve top-notch care,” said Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “Bright, modern facilities such as Gemstone help us continue to provide such care when independent living is no longer an option.” Today’s residential care facilities combine the best elements of quality medical care with comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Residential facilities provide tailored care and support to individuals with complex care needs. Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre is no exception. It is designed around the needs of specific resident populations, offering programs for physically frail seniors and for seniors in the mild-to-moderate stages of dementia. Key design features include the creation of a small,

ten-bed neighbourhood to provide a more intimate setting and allow care providers to better respond to residents with specific needs. It is a flexible space and includes its own outdoor private courtyard and direct entrance, particularly beneficial for the special needs of certain client groups. “We all know that our society is aging. While we believe home, with appropriate supports, is ultimately the best place to be, residential care plays an integral role in the continuum,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health board chair. “Our residential care facilities offer a range of health-care services in a comfortable setting” The building is designed to reflect Kamloops’ natural environment, incorporating a combination of wood and stone. Like the centre’s name, the inner neighbourhood colours and names take their inspiration from the area’s mining industry, incorporating the natural tones found in copper, quartz, amber and jade. “We are very proud of the home we have built – from the excellent calibre of staff who have joined us, to the finishing touches throughout the site, it has turned out beautifully,” said Mary McDougall, president of Buron Healthcare. “I would like to thank the many people who contributed to building this success and also to those who will continue to work with us for many years ahead.” With the opening of these new beds, Interior Health has met its 2010 commitment to create 527 new residential care beds to support seniors in the Interior. The 527 beds represent an annual investment of $30 million, of which $7.3 million funds the beds at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre.

Author explores life and beyond – continued from front the memories of those we love and miss. “My dad passed away in Ponderosa Lodge only a few months ago,” says Andrea, who now lives in Edmonton, but still has her mother and sister living here in Kamloops. “So in a way, reading in Ponderosa gave me an

opportunity that felt like a gift.” Her second local reading will be at the North Shore Community Centre on Monday, September 23 at 2:00pm in the Oak Room, where anyone who would like to listen to some of Andrea’s colourful stories are welcome. For more information, visit Rebecca Stewart

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Udon Lunches If you’re looking for a delicious Japanese lunch for you and your friends, call and reserve your spot for this months Udon Lunch, featuring Udon and Sushi, at the Japanese cultural Centre on Friday, September 27. As a fundraiser, and to introduce Japanese Cuisine to the public, an Udon Lunch and Sushi Take-out is held once a month. There is also an upcoming Sushi Making Workshop. Call the Cultural Centre to reserve your spot 250-376-9629.

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technology, resulting in the rapid growth of technology ventures. The Venture Acceleration Program is delivered by a team of Executives in Residence (EIRs) and supported by a province-wide network of mentors through the BCIC Mentor Program. Together, they make up the BC Acceleration Network, an alliance of regional partners, EIRs and executive-level mentors. This program is funded by BCIC in partnership with the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. “Supporting new, regional technology companies is a key part of growing our economy, and government is committed to helping these companies succeed,” said Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson. “By working with BCIC and SIDIT, government is providing technology entrepreneurs with the resources they need to set up shop, grow and provide jobs for BC families.”

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Ultimate teams descend for 11th Big Thirst tourney Over three hundred Ultimate (frisbee) players from across BC and Western Canada will invade Kamloops to compete in The Big Thirst Ultimate Tournament at MacArthur Island Park on September 21 and 22. The Big Thirst, now in its 11th year, will welcome teams from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Victoria and Vancouver Island and across the province, including as far north as Prince George and as far east as Nelson, as well as Alberta and several local Kamloops teams. The tournament will involve over 20 teams in three divisions. Fans are encouraged to attend the tournament free of charge, including the A-Division Championship game that will take place early Sunday afternoon. “We are thrilled to host some of the best players in Western Canada” says Adam Sanders, Tournament Director. “The Big Thirst is one of the premier tournaments in BC, and this year will not disappoint, with high-quality, fast action and incredibly fun games played on some of the best fields in the province.” The Big Thirst tournament is organized by the Kamloops Ultimate League, which can be

found online at “This year’s Big Thirst tournament will be of particular interest and value because we’re currently rebuilding and growing our league,” said Mark Moran, one of the League organizers. “We are welcoming new players, both adults and juniors, into the league and have seen quite a few new players join recently. Many of

our newer players have not seen much high level play, or this many teams together in one location all playing at the same time. It is a very exciting time for Kamloops Ultimate.” The League plays year round, predominantly outdoors during the spring and summer, and indoors during the fall and winter. Ultimate (Frisbee) is a fast-paced non-contact

game, played 7on 7 on a field about the size of a soccer field, where players pass the disc to move it up the field and score in the end zone, similar to football. A unique aspect of Ultimate is that the game is selfrefereed, right up to the highest levels of World play, which highlights the focus on mutual respect and fair play exhibited by the players.

Ultimate players will invade Kamloops to compete in The Big Thirst Ultimate Tournament at MacArthur Island Park from September 21 to 22. After each game teams get together to play a game show game or Tag or Ninja. Last year the Sneaky Peaches team brought a Sip n’ Slide and some of the braver players took a turn.

WCT season opens with Dreary and Izzy Western Canada Theatre launches its exciting 201314 Season with the powerful Dreary and Izzy, playing at the Pavilion Theatre from September 12 to 28. In turns poignant and funny, Dreary and Izzy is the story of Deirdre and her troubled adopted sister, Isabelle. Deirdre (Dakota Hebert) is barely staying afloat as Isabelle’s (Roseanne Supernault) sole caregiver, despite the occasional assistance of neighbour Mrs. Harper (Sharon Bakker). When gorgeous vacuum cleaner salesman Freddie Seven Horses (Garnet Smith) arrives, he sparks in each sister hopes for new opportunities and perhaps even love. Playwright and Director Tara Beagan is familiar with Kamloops and the region. Of Nlaka’pamux and IrishCanadian heritage, Tara spent every summer as a child in Kamloops, Merritt and on the Coldwater Reserve. Soon, the Kamloops audience will be just as familiar

with this Dora Award winning artist. Behind the scenes, the design team includes names familiar to WCT audiences and some that are new. Ross Nichol is set designer, Andy Moro is the lighting and sound designer, Cindy Wiebe is the costume designer, Sarah Wallin is stage manager and Aaron Shingoose is the design intern. This WCT presentation is the beginning of a long life for the show. As a co-production with Gateway Theatre, Persephone Theatre and Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, audiences in Richmond and Saskatoon will also see this production of Dreary and Izzy next spring. The show runs from September 12 to 28 at the Pavilion Theatre. Tickets are available through the Kamloops Live! Box Office: in person at 1025 Lorne Street, by phone at 250-374-5483 or online at

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for people with mental health conditions, while contributing to the health and wellness of members of our community,” says Naomi Bullock, program director, Open Door Group. The Valley First grant allows Gardengate to expand the number of agencies it donates to, as well as initiate an outreach donation program to individuals who are unable to access the agencies due to barriers, specifically seniors and people with disabilities.

Temporary changes to site access at RIH As site preparation begins for Royal Inland Hospital’s new Clinical Services Building, residents are advised to take note of the following changes when accessing the hospital campus, that began the week of September 9. The east staircase that is currently used to connect RIH to the Ponderosa Lodge residential care facility will be closed and eventually removed as part of the site excavation and relocation of utilities. The sidewalk in front of Ponderosa on Columbia Street between 3rd and 4th avenues 

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be closed. All foot traffic will be rerouted to the main staircase and walkway on the west side of the hospital, located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Columbia Street. Please note, there will be no changes to vehicle access to the hospital at this time. In addition to the above, the Ponderosa Lodge visitor/staff parking lot will be closed for approximately eight weeks to accommodate construction. Interior Health is aware of the inconvenience this may cause for Ponderosa residents and staff, but would ask for patience as

this measure is temporary and necessary for work to begin on the Clinical Services Building, which will expand patient care services at Royal Inland Hospital. Arrangements for temporary parking places have been made through Ponderosa Lodge – please ask at Ponderosa reception for more information. Interior Health is doing everything it can to ensure patients at and visitors to RIH experience as little inconvenience as possible during the coming months of construction. Updates will be provided as new stages in the project are reached.

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headshot to the audition, if possible. The audition will be a cold read from the script and come prepared to show off other talents as well (singing, dance etc.) No previous experience is required and everyone is welcome, ages eight and up for this non-equity production. Full audition details can be found on the website: .thelaughingstock. ca. For more information, please contact: Vance Schneider, president and artistic director of The Laughing Stock Theatre Society, at 250-299-7325 or

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This is the sixty first article in a to see if it correlated with obesity. series of articles discussing type Once again, a correlation was made 2 diabetes. With the incidence of as the children with the 25 percent diabetes being on the rise in our highest levels of BPA in their urine population, at Manshadi Pharmacy were twice as likely to be obese. we have taken a great interest in So, what are the potential impact diabetes care and would be happy of these studies on your child's to answer any queshealth? As the results tions that you may of both studies were have regarding the not considered stadiagnosis, treatment, tistically significant, and management of further studies are diabetes and its related needed to determine a complications. direct cause and effect The results of a coubetween these chemiple new studies were cals and diabetes. released this week on What we do know is HEALTH MATTERS that as these chemical the impact of certain ASK Wellness executive director, Bob Hughes, Gala Kamloops’ Brian Laura Burgess are more commonly chemicals commonly Husband and Kira Haug, community health educator at ASK Wellness Pharmacist, CDE found in food packag- (Certified Diabetic Educator) found in prepackaged were spotted at the Gala Kamloops September White Party on Saturday foods and eating them ing in terms of increasnight. ing children's risk for obesity and increases your risk of type 2 diabediabetes. I have discussed the topic tes. Those that consume more will of environmental toxins and diabe- have higher levels of the chemicals tes before, but given these recent and will have more risk factors such findings, it would be a good idea as obesity and insulin resistance for to review it again. Hopefully this developing diabetes. Therefore, article will help you to minimize the less prepackaged convenience your family's exposure to these po- foods your child consumes, the bettentially dangerous toxins and help ter it reduces environmental toxin you pack safe and healthy lunches exposure and the risk of developing diabetes. for your family this school year. Some tips that the researchers of The first study looked at a chemical that belongs to the phthalate family these studies gave to reduce your known as Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate child's exposure to these environ(DEHP) commonly used to soften mental toxins were: • try to avoid buying plastics that plastic. You can identify if a plastic contains this chemical if it has the contain DEHP or BPA number 3 for recycling on it. This • never microwave plastic as it study analyzed data from 766 ado- may leach the chemicals into the lescents from 2003 to 2008 looking food at whether or not there was a corre• try to use alternatives to plastic lation between urinary DEHP levels wrap/containers when making your and insulin resistance. A correlation lunch and try to pack fresh ADVERTISING ADVERTISING PROOF child'sPROOF was found that the children with the foods in your childrens lunches that highest levels of this chemical in aren't prepackaged their urine have a 22 percent inci• do not use scratched or damaged Please Approve The Layout Please Approve For Printing &Layout Submit For Approval PrintingBy & Submit Return E-mail Approval By Return E-mail dence of The insulin resistance vs. only plastic containers and never wash 15 percent in the group having the them in the dishwasher as once its lowest level. The second study re- durability has been altered it is more viewed data from 2010 and looked likely to leak chemicals at the levels of BPA, (commonly • increase physical activity and deused to make plastics and line alu- crease screen time minum cans), in childrens urine - Laura Burgess

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LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Someone you care about may not be too well. Disappointments are likely if your mate embarrasses you in front of friends. You may be sensitive concerning friends and their situations. Concentrate on your career and on making money. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You may be experiencing emotional turmoil in regard to your mate. You can accomplish the most if you travel for business purposes. Consider a conservative investment that will stay solid when everything else goes sour. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) You can offer your mate a commitment or promise that will help stabilize your personal life. Curl up with a good book or go for a drive in the country. You will be drawn to individuals who can provide you with both intellectual conversation and physical passion. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) You will enjoy lavish forms of entertainment and should consider making arrangements early. Entertainment could be pleasing if it is of an energetic nature. Do not let lovers cost you money or take advantage of you. Hassles with female colleagues may lead to problems with your boss. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Use your creative abilities to come up with new ideas and directions. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation. Try to satisfy both of your needs. Get help setting up a reasonable budget. Look into ways of making extra cash. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) You may experience financial loss if you don’t use good judgment. Drastic financial losses may be likely if you lend money. Ask those in key positions to help you overcome the delays and to support your concerns in order to move on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) You need an outlet that will help take your mind off any troubles at work. Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset if you aren’t well organized. Be extremely careful not to let relatives or friends interfere in your personal life. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Look into ways to make your home more comfortable. You will have to put those you live with in their place if they try to interfere with your work. Responsibilities with respect to older relatives may be a burden. Try to include friends and relatives in your activities. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You will find travel and lectures most stimulating. Your attitudes at work will open new avenues for you. You may win favors if you present your ideas and include your family. Don’t allow your personal problems to interfere with your professionalism. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Sudden changes regarding your domestic scene are probable. Financial investments that deal with joint money can be extremely prosperous. Misunderstandings at work could easily lead to your demise. This will not be the day to lend money to friends or family. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Use your charm, but don’t be phony. Joint ventures might prove to be unfavorable. Education may be the answer. Exercise is always a good way to relieve stress.. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You will have to make changes in order to eliminate the tension. You will learn easily if you put forth an effort. You will have to be sure not to burn the candle at both ends. Let your lover know what your personal intentions are. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to A great golfing experience... at an affordable price!

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